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9 Days until Football: Childers plans to rush into the record books | Lubbock Online

Editor’s note: The LoneStarVarsity.com staff is counting down the days until the high school football season kicks off on Aug. 31 as Monterey hosts Odessa High at Lowrey Field. Tim Childers Position: RB Ht./Wt.: 5-10/180 Class: Senior School: Crosbyton The word: Tim Childers set out a steep goal for himself. To close out his final high school campaign, Childers is ...

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Receiver Allenzae Staggers climbing the USM record books

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Southern Miss leader in career receptions (193), receiving yards (3,214) and touchdown receptions (30) Sherrod Gideon was dominant in a black and gold uniform. When Gideon so what wideout Allenzae Staggers accomplished at USM last season, the former Golden Eagle was more than impressed. “Just the other night watched the two seasons of [Netlix’s] “Last ...

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Book review: Authors reveal favorite children’s books

By Leila Sinclaire, The Washington Post Published 1:17 pm, Monday, August 21, 2017 Photo: Ulf Andersen /Getty Images Anthony Doerr, author of the best-seller “All the Light We Cannot See,” said Marc Simon’s “The Stray Dog” is a family favorite children’s book. Anthony Doerr, author of the best-seller “All the Light We Cannot See,” said Marc Simon’s “The Stray Dog” is ...

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How to choose picture books that will empower, not damage, a child

For centuries, most children’s books reinforced messages that children are unimportant, incompetent and powerless. Children need to shape up and adopt adults’ values. Children must change to fit into an adult world. Today, it’s easy recognize these books as “childist.” Fortunately more and more children’s books today provide a different set of messages — empowering ones. If you support, respect, ...

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Library fire in southern Italy causes three deaths and destruction of priceless Renaissance books 

Telesio was hailed by Francis Bacon, the English “father of empiricism,” as “the first of the moderns” among philosophers for his development of scientific method based on observation. His works questioning medieval obscurantism and Aristotelean philosophy led the Roman Catholic Church to place them on the Index of banned books soon after his death  in 1588 though he escaped persecution ...

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Somizi’s & Bonang’s books | News24

Dominoes: Unbreakable Spirit – The Somizi Mhlongo Story by Somizi Mhlongo and Lesley Mofokeng Brand Arc Media 112 pages R180 Thabiso Bhengu ‘Iyhoo impilo ka Somizi! [Yoh, Somizi’s life!]” These are the words that I used when I called a friend to discuss Dominoes, a book so short that you could finish it during your lunch break, but powerful enough ...

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Fabulous, Tragic Kurt Tucholsky – Los Angeles Review of Books

AUGUST 19, 2017 PERHAPS IT IS COINCIDENCE, perhaps prescience, but Berlinica Publishing has rereleased an out-of-print book in English translation called Germany? Germany! Satirical Writings: The Kurt Tucholsky Reader. A collection of 65 short essays written between 1907 to 1932, the book starts with a spirited introduction by Ralph Blumenthal, who aptly calls Tucholsky “an astute eyewitness to history” and ...

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