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The world became a much scarier place in August 1945 when two nuclear bombs codenamed Little Boy and Fat Man were dropped on Japan ending World War II. Even though the decision to drop the bombs had been made, very little was understood about them except the degree of destruction they could …

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In the early 1970s a stellar marketing strategy led to a breakthrough for the 7Up company. Featuring actor Geoffrey Holder as a Caribbean planter, the "un-cola" quickly enjoyed a rise in popularity with its lemon lime taste pleaser.

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When Arthur Meadows was re-elected in 1952 to serve as Douglas County's Commission chair, it was his second term to serve in that position, but it was the first time the commission chair was elected by the people. Up to that point, the commission chair had been selected by the entire board o…

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Two hundred years ago a well-known encyclopedia contained four lines on the topic of the atom, and devoted five full pages to the subject of love. A more recent edition of that same encyclopedia used nearly five pages to cover information on the atom, and completely omitted the matter of lov…

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Arthur Meadows was born on Sept. 30, 1898 near what was then considered to be a village at Brownsville to John Milton and Jessie Harriet (Arnold) Meadows. When Arthur was five years old his father purchased 80 acres off Maroney Mill and Bearden Roads. Later, another two hundred acres would b…

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It truly is an amazing and incomprehensible thought: that a creature weighing approximately 15 pounds with a life expectancy of only 6 years is actually 131 years old! It sounds crazy, no doubt, but more than 40,000 people saw him in "person" last week.