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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.

 

Questions
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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  • 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 is about 75 miles west of Cleveland. It 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. About 60 humans braved bitterly cold weather to watch the rare release.

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  • National parks offer wonderful opportunity to observe MLK Day

    National parks offer wonderful opportunity to observe MLK Day

    Jan. 12, 2018 - Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It's a federal holiday. Three national parks are dedicated to honoring Dr. King. He was a Baptist minister and social activist who was the Father of the Civil Rights Movement.

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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 is about 75 miles west of Cleveland. The site was the beginning of a second chance at freedom Wednesday for a juvenile male Snowy Owl. The owl is a venerable visitor from the Arctic. He was recently rehabilitated by staff at Back to the Wild. The Snowy soared into the wild blue yonder around noon. About 60 humans braved bitterly cold weather to watch the rare release.

    Read More
  • National parks offer wonderful opportunity to observe MLK Day

    National parks offer wonderful opportunity to observe MLK Day

    Jan. 12, 2018 - Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It's a federal holiday. Three national parks are dedicated to honoring Dr. King. He was a Baptist minister and social activist. He was also the Father of the Civil Rights Movement.

    Read More

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If the population of the United States is 320 million, what percent of that number is represented by the population of Ireland?
about 15 percent
about 5 percent
about 1.5 percent
 
 
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