June 26, 2012: This undated photo provided by Seth Kaller, Inc., shows a rare original copy of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation which sold at a New York auction for more than $2 million. (AP/Seth Kaller, Inc.) Many black Americans will commemorate an important day in our nation’s history Tuesday – a day that many other Americans have never heard of. It’s called Juneteenth. On June 19, 1865 – more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation ordering freedom for the 3.1 million slaves in the Confederate states – Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger marched his soldiers to Galveston, Texas to spread the word that slavery had ended in America. Although the Civil War had just concluded, many of the nearly 250,000 black men, women and children still in bondage in the South had no clue that under the Emancipation Proclamation they were officially freed on Jan. 1, 1863. With the South in … [Read more...] about Tuesday is Juneteenth — a holiday most Americans have never heard of, but need to know about
There's no need to search for the Fountain of Youth. We've found out where people are living the longest and what the secrets of longevity are there. Lance Lambert, provided by Published 5:00 am, Monday, June 18, 2018 Photo: Sestevens/iStock; Bjdlzx/iStock; Realtor.com Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Sestevens/iStock; Bjdlzx/iStock; Realtor.com Fountains of Youth: The 10 Places Where Americans Live the Longest 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Most mornings, Margarita Dreyer wakes up around 7 a.m. and gets right to her exercises—stretches, strengthening reps, and pushups. She golfs at least twice a week, skis in Vail, CO, each winter, and regularly parties with her friends. Did we mention the retired furniture import business owner is 85? “I never even think of age. ... I take care of myself," … [Read more...] about Fountains of Youth: The 10 Places Where Americans Live the Longest
LACONIA — The likely presence of Native American artifacts beneath the Weirs Beach Drive-in scuttled a developer’s plan to buy the property last year, but a local tribe sees that same obstacle as opportunity and is holding on to hope that it could one day purchase and preserve the land.Archaeologists believe the site, also known by the Abenaki name Acquadocton, was one of the largest fishing and social gathering sites for Native Americans in what is now New Hampshire. Excavations of adjacent properties have uncovered artifacts as old as 9,600 years.But sitting as it does on one of the few large parcels in Laconia zoned for both residential and commercial development, the drive-in site is also valuable to the town and its owner, Patricia Baldi, who is asking $2.6 million for the property.“If we were suddenly very wealthy we would buy this site, I’m sure we would, it’s that important to us,” said Paul Pouliot, chief of the Cowasuck Band of the … [Read more...] about Native American tribe holds out hope for Laconia drive-in property
By BEA LEWISUnion Leader Correspondent June 17. 2018 9:36PM The Claude R. Batchelder American Legion Post No. 72 in Alton is at odds with the town over the request the nonprofit veterans group submit to site plan review because it rents its hall for functions. (Bea Lewis / Union Leader Correspondent) ALTON — American Legion Post No. 72 has retained a lawyer to fight the town’s classification of the post as a commercial function facility. In a three-page letter dated June 13 addressed to the planning and zoning secretary, Attorney Charles Douglas III of Concord, asserts that state law specifically says that a zoning ordinance should not apply to existing structures or to the existing use of a property, unless such purpose or use is substantially different than the use to which it was put before amendment of the ordinance.“Accordingly, I would ask that this matter be terminated with no further action by the town. This would be in the broader interest of the … [Read more...] about Alton American Legion’s lawyer claims site plan request is not valid
opinion Glenn Reynolds Opinion columnist Published 8:14 p.m. UTC Jun 18, 2018 I wrote four years ago that it looked as if Asian applicants to Harvard were getting the "Jewish treatment" — that is, being subjected to quotas, and rated down on “soft” qualifications, so as to keep their numbers lower than their objective qualifications would warrant. This is what Ivy League schools did to Jewish applicants for much of the 20th century, because Jewish applicants were seen as boring grinds who studied too hard, and whose parents weren’t rich enough or connected enough to contribute to the schools’ flourishing. The Ivy League eventually ended its quotas for Jews, suspiciously at about the time that there were enough rich and well-connected Jews to benefit the Ivy League. But now it’s doing the same thing to Asians. At least, that’s the charge made in a lawsuit charging Harvard with racial discrimination against … [Read more...] about Why is Harvard discriminating against Asian Americans? ‘Diversity’ is no excuse for racial bias.