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Kelli Anderson: Rice joins Aussie history books (Sports Illustrated)
BEIJING -- For someone who claims to know little about Australian swimming history, Stephanie Rice has done a stunning job of securing her place in it. In swimming the leadoff leg for the first Aussie team to win an Olympic gold medal in the women's 4x200 free relay Thursday, the 20-year-old Rice became just the fifth Aussie to collect three golds in a single Olympics, joining Shane Gould, Ian ...
Zhang denies Park place in Olympic history books - Summary (EARTHtimes.org)
Beijing - China's Zhang Juan Juan denied Park Sung-Hyun the honour of becoming the first woman in history to win back-to-back individual and team archery gold medals at an Olympic Games Thursday when she stunned the South Korean 110-109 in the indivi...
History is a series of loosely linked relationships (Herald & Review)
Reading history is second nature to me. Outside of the office, I read it to the exclusion of practically everything else.
Incoming Cornell students immersed in American history through reading project (The Ithaca Journal)
Students entering Cornell have been immersed in a crucial moment in American history all summer, reading Gary Wills' Pulitzer Prize-winning 1992 book, ?Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America,? as part of the 2008-09 New Student Reading Project.
Memorial to honor photographer (Everett Herald)
EVERETT -- Services are planned Tuesday to salute Jim Leo, whose legacy is found in family scrapbooks, newspaper files and fire department history books.
Smith will re-write the history books if he takes gold (Peterborough Today)
BY tomorrow (Sunday)Louis Smith could have become the first British man ever to win an individual Olympic gymnastics medal. (16/08/2008)
Copies of 1981 family history book located, are for sale (Valencia County News-Bulletin)
A single box containing copies of "Valencia County, New Mexico," a history of the families of the county, has been located and the book is available for sale.
Phelps flys into record books, wins seventh Beijing gold (Helena Independent Record)
BEIJING ? With history hanging in the balance, Michael Phelps decided to take one more stroke. His long arms soared above the water, windmilled past his ears and slammed into the wall.
NEW: Committee in Pacific seeks funds for memorial books (Tri-County Journal)
As they continue to prepare for the city?s 150th anniversary celebration, members of Pacific?s Sesquicentennial Committee are looking to the Board of Aldermen to approve funding for memorial books.
Penguin power: Norwegian regiment honours pint-sized chief (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A penguin called Nils waddled into the history books Friday when he was knighted by a visiting royal Norwegian regiment in Scotland.