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had an opportunity to learn gun safety and have fun Saturday at
the fairgrounds. It was the first 4-H Shooting Sports
event, and young men and women got to take target practice with
air rifles in one of the barns.
Picture by Mike Fak (Click on
picture for larger image.)
handout image provided by the U.S. Postal Service shows a postage stamp honoring
Mark Twain. If Twain were alive today, would he tweet: "OMG, reports of my death
have been greatly exaggerated, LOL"? When Twain did read his premature obituary,
he sent a letter assuring friends the report was overblown. But when was the
last time you got a personal letter in the mail? If you live in a typical
American household, it's been a while. According to the post office's annual
survey, the average household gets one personal letter about every seven weeks.
See story "Read any good personal letters lately?
Me neither" below in
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file photo dated May 19, 2005, shows British professor
Robert Edwards, who won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine. In an unusual leak last year, a
Swedish newspaper revealed the jury's selection before the announcement.
The committee has since applied even stricter rules on keeping their
discussions and documents surrounding potential candidates secret.
Two scientists who unlocked some of the mysteries linked to obesity
or a professor who figured out how to make stem cells without human
embryos could be candidates for the medicine award when the first of
the 2011 Nobel Prizes are announced on Monday.
The prize committees don't give any clues -- they even keep
nominations secret for 50 years -- but winners usually have won many
other awards and distinctions before they are considered for a
Chicago Bears' Devin Hester (23) returns a punt 69
yards for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in the first
half of an NFL game in Chicago on Sunday. The
Bears won 34-29 to even their record at 2-2 for the season.