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Then and Now: February, 2011 News in Review
Continuing the "Then and Now" series, with a comparative review of significant news items for the month of February, 2011.
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US President Obama urges bipartisan talks to prevent US Government financial shutdown; North Korea demanding immediate return of 31 citizens in South Korea; France bans burqa effective April 11; 94-year-old, actress Zsa Zsa Gabor refuses amputation of remaining leg.
ALL IN THE FAMILY: John Carroll O’Connor (08/02/24 – 06/21/2001) actor best known for his character “Archie Bunker” in the television series “All in the Family,” and as “Sheriff Bill Gillespie in “In the Heat of the Night,” father of son, Hugh O’Connor, (04/07/62 – 03/28/95) who played Officer Lonnie Johnson in ITHOTN.
POLITICAL INTERESTS: Demonstrators numbering in the tens of thousands turn out at Wisconsin’s state capitol in protest of Governor Walker’s proposed ending of collective bargaining for public employees.
PERSONALITIES: Ol’ Man Winter (12/21/2010 – 03/19/2011) Crankier this year than ever before!
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: Within six minutes of launch, Glory satellite plunges into Pacific Ocean.
ALLSPICE FOR LIFE: Seven things to do to help you sleep better: Take a hot bath before bedtime; Install a dimmer switch; Lay your clothes out for the next day; Avoid PM stimulants; Turn off electronics; Wear socks to bed; Curtail evening food and drinks.
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