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1950s News

Pandemic flu risk returns, reminiscent of 1950s strain

The strain of flu that caused a pandemic during the 1950s remains a risk to human populations today, according to a new research report. The virus is said to be residing in bird populations.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Op-Ed: A conservative plea: 'Take us back to the 50's, Mitt! Please?'

It isn't very often we see a single tweet and it inspires a column. Today we celebrate the wisdom of a lady calling herself @JanC60 -- a self-described mother of four, a conservative from Colorado who "was asleep, but no longer."
In the Media by Bill Schmalfeldt - 13 comments

Man takes 58 years to pay parking ticket

Houston - A man in Texas decided to come forward and offered to pay for a $1 parking ticket he had received back in 1953. He received the citation the day he went off to join the U.S. Army.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald

Are smartphones bringing us into the future? Special

The 1950's scientists envisioned so much for our future: teleportation, space rockets as cars and houses that can be controlled by one device. Not everything but finally smartphones have helped us get a third of the way there.
Digital Journal Report by Alex Iszatt - 2 comments

Portland, Oregon Celebrates Movie-Like, 50th High School Reunion Special

Fall news of most cities in the United States includes stories about going back to school. Newspapers also write about reunions, virtually institutionalized in America, with none more anticipated than those who are around for their 50th.
Digital Journal Report by Carol Forsloff - 4 comments
 

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Some thoughts about the age-old themes of Easter

With Passover and Easter celebrations this week, it is easy for this reporter like so many of the "baby-boomer"...
Apr 2, 2012 by Jonathan Farrell - 1 comment

Elvis does shine showing promise in his very first film "Love Me Tender."

At the time of Elvis' death in 1977 his popularity was at a legendary level but the cult of Elvis was just beginning....
Mar 16, 2012 by Jonathan Farrell
 

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