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  Hurricane season has a 'season within the season'
Hurricane season has a 'season within the season'
August 30, 2016 - According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), a whopping 96 percent of major hurricanes (Category 3, 4, and 5) occur during an eight-week period from mid-August to mid-October. It's the end of August so peak hurricane season is here, a 'season within the season.' (UPDATE: 8/31)
 
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chaos: noun;confusion, a situation not orderly and out of control; Find it in blue in today's top story!
 
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Hurricane season has a 'season within the season'Hurricane season has a 'season within the season'
August 30, 2016 - According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), a whopping 96 percent of major hurricanes (Category 3, 4, and 5) occur during an eight-week period from mid-August to mid-October. It's the end of August so peak hurricane season is here, a 'season within the season.' (UPDATE: 8/31)
 
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Week of August 29

abbreviated: verb; to cut short, to shorten as in a word;
Gold Medal flour recalled

accumulated: verb; gathered, brought together; acquired;
Athletes setting records in Rio

delve: verb; to study intensely, to focus;
Juno enters Jupiter's orbit

embroiled: verb; caught up as in a conflict or war;
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

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1997: Princess Diana, mother of Prince William and Prince Harry, was killed in an auto accident in Paris.

1897: Library of Congress: Thomas Edison received a patent for the kinetographic camera, "a certain new and useful Improvement in Kinetoscopes,” the forerunner of the motion picture film projector. Edison and his assistant, W. K. L. Dickson, had begun work on the project - to enliven sound recordings with moving pictures - in hopes of boosting sales of the phonograph, which Edison had invented in 1877. Unable to synchronize the two media, he introduced the kinetoscope, a device for viewing moving pictures without sound - on which work had begun in 1889. Patents were filed for the kinetoscope and kinetograph in August 1891. The kinetoscope (viewer), which Edison initially considered an insignificant toy, had become an immediate success about a decade earlier. The invention was soon replaced, however, by screen projectors that made it possible for more than one person to view the novel silent movies at a time.

1870: Maria Montessori, founder of the Montessori method of teaching, was born in Italy.

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RAGBRAI rolls on through historyRAGBRAI rolls on through history
July 26, 2016 - The heat dome over the Midwest is dissipating just in time for thousands of bicyclists riding RAGBRAI XLIV – the Register's Annual Great Ride Across Iowa.

 

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1. After watching the video, how did RAGBRAI evolve to become an international event for bicyclists?

2. What are the challenges of participating in RAGBRAI?

3. Describe some of the factors that make RAGBRAI an overall safe event in which many people participate?

 


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Where is the largest area of protected waters on Earth?Where is the largest area of protected waters on Earth?
August 29, 2016 - It's in the tropical region of the Pacific Ocean and became a state in 1959.
Redwood forests preserved for posterityRedwood forests preserved for posterity
August 24, 2016 - The public can walk among the massive redwood trees today because of work by the National Park Service 50 years ago.
Celebrate the National Park Service CentennialCelebrate the National Park Service Centennial
August 23, 2016 - In June, Student News Net visited the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire.
RAGBRAI XLIV in record booksRAGBRAI XLIV in record books
August 4, 2016 - Last Saturday thousands of bicyclists crossed the RAGBRAI XLIV finish line, the waters of the mighty Mississippi in Muscatine, Iowa.
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