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November 12, 2007

Newsletter 11-11-2007

Filed under: news — seniorgeek @ 10:15 pm

Please remember all the veterans that served proudly defending our country.

Armistice Day officially became a holiday in the United States in 1926, and a national holiday 12 years later. On June 1, 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all U.S. veterans. In 1968, new legislation changed the national commemoration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. It soon became apparent, however, that November 11 was a date of historic significance to many Americans. Therefore, in 1978 Congress returned the observance to its traditional date.
http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday


What is America’s oldest continuously published periodical that features the best in home, garden, history, food, and fun? Don’t know? Well check the following link and you will know.
http://www.almanac.com/

“This site is dedicated to poetry and to the people who make poetry possible: poets and their readers. FamousPoetsAndPoems.com is a free poetry site. On our site you can find a large collection of poems and quotes from over 628 poets.”
http://www.famouspoetsandpoems.com/

Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. Intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.
http://www.bartleby.com/141/index.html

Do you have this great idea that for an invention? If so read on.
This handbook was created by the Lemelson-MIT Program to address the independent inventor’s and aspiring entrepreneur’s most frequently asked questions regarding United States patents. We hope that this handbook will provide some helpful information on the patenting and commercialization processes.
http://web.mit.edu/invent/h-main.html

Need to know if a commercial flight is on time? How about its current location in flight? FlightAware is a free flight tracker that will change what you think about live flight tracking and aviation information. Tracking 4,337 airborne aircraft with 54,421,683 total flights in the database.
FlightAware has tracked 39,657 arrivals in the last 24 hours.
http://flightaware.com/

With the cost of gasoline rising it pays to know what to expect to pay and if you are getting a reasonable price. AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report is updated each day and is the most comprehensive retail gasoline survey available. Everyday up to 85,000 self-serve stations are surveyed.
http://www.fuelgaugereport.com/

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