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  Snowy Owl returns to the wild blue yonder
Snowy Owl returns to the wild blue yonder
Jan. 19, 2018 - The end of County Road 256 in Vickery, Ohio about 75 miles west of Cleveland was the beginning of a second chance at freedom Wednesday for a juvenile male Snowy Owl, a venerable visitor from the Arctic. Recently rehabilitated by staff at Back to the Wild, the Snowy soared into the wild blue yonder around noon with about 60 humans braving bitterly cold weather to watch the rare release.
 
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ligament: noun;a tissue that connects a bone to another bone; Find it in blue in today's top story!
 
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Snowy Owl returns to the wild blue yonderSnowy Owl returns to the wild blue yonder
Jan. 19, 2018 - The end of County Road 256 in Vickery, Ohio about 75 miles west of Cleveland was the beginning of a second chance at freedom Wednesday for a juvenile male Snowy Owl, a venerable visitor from the Arctic. Recently rehabilitated by staff at Back to the Wild, the Snowy soared into the wild blue yonder around noon with about 60 humans braving bitterly cold weather to watch the rare release.
 
Weekly VOCAB

Week of January 22

abide: verb; to follow as in laws, rules or orders;
FIRST goes retro for 2018 FRC game

connive: verb; plot to do something, usually not known widely;
Influenza is nothing to sneeze at

contained: verb; controlled; not expanding;
Thomas Fire still raging; one firefighter killed

displaced: verb; to be forced to leave one's home or place of work, usually because of a natural disaster;
USGS responding to four hurricanes

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January 22

1904: George Balanchine, one of the leading ballet dancers of the 20th century, was born in Russia. He choreographed more than 200 ballets and founded the New York City Ballet. He died in 1983 in New York City.

1775: Andre Ampere, physicist and student of electrical and magnetic phenomena, and founder of electrodynamics, was born in France. His father was killed during the French Revolution. Andre died in France in 1836. The ampere, a unit of electrical current, is named after him.

1561: Francis Bacon, statesman and essayist, was born in London.

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Hands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE DayHands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE Day
Sept. 18, 2017 - The Norman Borlaug Boyhood Home in Cresco, Iowa served as an outdoor classroom Friday for more than 250 fifth graders.

 

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1. How did Norman Borlaug save the lives of one billion people through his research and work in Mexico?

2. How is the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation keeping the legacy of Norman Borlaug alive?

3. What does it mean to "literally walk in the footsteps of Dr. Norman Borlaug?" 


INSPIRE Day was an exciting and educational field trip for students.


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I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads: Since 1952, political ads have aired on television during presidential elections. Seismic changes have occurred in the nation since that time but the power and punch of political ads remain the same.

Major flooding impacts Iowa: Thousands of residents in eastern and central Iowa spent the Sept. 24-25 weekend filling and placing sandbags around buildings to protect against rising water predicted to reach flood stage in many locations.
Scrumptious Salsa Science: Salsa is scrumptious, a fun food that is super nutritious, super easy to make, and super science. Learn how hydroponic vegetables are grown with Bryan Ellis from the Toledo Natural Science Technology Center. 
One Hot and Cool Topic: The Art - and Science - of Glass: Watch a master instructor of glassblowing sculpt a bowl from a gob of molten glass. 
What are the Iowa Caucuses?: Learn the history of the Iowa Caucuses through "First in the Nation," an exhibit at the Iowa Historical Museum in Des Moines. 
 
 
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CDC: 'lots of flu in lots of places'CDC: 'lots of flu in lots of places'
Jan. 22, 2018 - For the first time in 13 years, the flu map is monochromatic, indicating widespread flu activity in all of the continental U.S., the CDC reported.
Snowy Owl returns to the wild blue yonderSnowy Owl returns to the wild blue yonder
Jan. 19, 2018 - The end of County Road 256 in Vickery, Ohio about 75 miles west of Cleveland was the beginning of a second chance at freedom Wednesday for a juvenile male Snowy Owl, a venerable visitor from the Arctic. Recently rehabilitated by staff at Back to the Wild, the Snowy soared into the wild blue yonder around noon with about 60 humans braving bitterly cold weather to watch the rare release.
Take advice from students: test for radonTake advice from students: test for radon
Jan. 18, 2018 - Radon is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that poses health risks.
Radium levels in Midwest aquifer studiedRadium levels in Midwest aquifer studied
Jan. 17, 2018 - Radium leaches into groundwater from rocks. Some radium isotopes pose health risks.
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