Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on October 24, 2002 · Page 12
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Page 12 —Thursday, October 24, 2002 Ex CETERA American heroes ... every kid should meet 50 NEWSPAPER • IN '• Trailblazers Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea This is the next installment in the series "50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet." Part of the Newspaper in Education program, the series features a different hero each Thursday in the Gazette. By DENNIS DENENBERG and LORRAINE ROSCOE It was one of the greatest bargains of all time. For a mere $15 million, President Thomas Jefferson bought the entire Louisiana Territory from the French Empire under Napoleon. At three cents an acre, America was the proud owner of 828,000 acres. To find out about our new addition, President Jefferson sent army captains Meriwether Lewis (Aug. 18, 1774-Oct. 11, 1809) and William Clark (Aug. 1, 1770-Sept. 1, 1838), along with 31 soldiers, on an expedition to explore the land from the Northern Great Plains (around St. Louis, Mo.) to die Pacific Ocean. This "Corps of Discovery" faced two years and four months of blizzards and bears, floods and hunger, illness and uncertainty. Survival depended upon their ingenuity and ability to live off the land. For all their skill and courage, Lewis and Clark would probably have bad an even harder time without a young Indian woman named Sacagawea (sometimes spelled Sacajawea). Sacagawea (about 1786-1812 or 1884) was a teenager and pregnant when the explorers hired her French-born husband to help guide their expedition west. Throughout the journey, she served as interpreter, negotiated for horses when the explorers needed them, added to the travelers' diet with roots and plants, and showed incredible SACAGAWEA (AP/Wide World Photos and U.S. Mint) strength and courage. She and her newborn son, traveling with 33 men, also served as a symbol of peace to the native tribes they encountered along the way. This venture into the West opened new chapters in our nation's history. The team of Lewis, Clark and Saca- gawea had indeed blazed a new trail. Explore True or false: The expedition of Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea was of immense benefit to the peoples of North America. You're right! It's a trick question. Our country was still very young, and white settlers were eager to move and acquire new land. But the land they wanted was already inhabited by Native Americans. So, the Lewis and Clark expedition clearly brought different results for different people. The positive consequences for one group were negative consequences for another. To encourage you to think about these heroes and this historical dilemma, we want you to start a journal. That's what Lewis and Clark did during their travels. Find a book or Web site that includes the explorers' journal entries. You'll need some accurate background to get a feel for the time period and setting. In your journal, climb into the skins of different people involved in the expedition. One of the ways we can bring great historical people to life is by "walking a mile in their moccasins." Your journal will help you do that. We would like to read some of your journal, if you don't mind sharing. It. would be interesting to see how different kids in different parts of the country view the journeys of Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea. Books that may help get you started on your journal include: "All About Me: A Keepsake Journal for Kids" by Linda Kranz (Rising Moon, 1996). This book gets you going by asking you questions about yourself. "Emma's Journal — The Story of a Colonial Girl" by Marissa Moss (Silver Whistle, 1999), Young America Voices Series. This is an example of a journal written by someone from another time period. Don't forget! A new Sacagawea dollar is in circulation! Contact the U.S. Mint at 633 3rd Street NW, Room 715, Washington, DC 20220 or on the Web: www.usmint.gov to learn all about hqw this explorer was chosen to appear on our latest dollar coin. Another woman hero has already appeared on a dollar coin. Do you know who? Dive in "Across America: The Story of Lewis and Clark" by Fiona MacDonald and David Salariya (Franklin Watts, 1998), 32 pages. " "Sacagawea: Westward with Lewis and Clark" by Alana S. White (Enslow, 1997), 128 pages. Native American Biographies. Text @ 2001 by Dennis Denenberg and Lorraine Roscoe. Reprinted by permission of The Millbrook Press and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation. Allen picks top holiday flicks; Kennedy welcomed into role ALLEN By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — So what's Santa Glaus' favorite Christmas movie? Tim Allen, who reprises his role as head elf of the North Pole in "The Santa Clause 2," puts Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney's "White Christmas" and me quirky comedy "A Christmas Story" at the lop of his list. "'White Christmas,' that's possibly my favorite, because I love how the set opens up at the end and it's snowing," Allen said in an interview with The Associated Press. "It's sweet, it still holds up." Allen's other pick, the 1983 dysfunctional-family talc "A Christmas Story," stars Darren McGavin as a gruff but lovable dad and Peter Billingsley as a wide-eyed kid yearning for a Reel Ryder air rifle come Christmas morning. "'Christmas Story' is such a little sweetheart," Allen said. "'lerrific tie- tails about a specific time of life. The rifle, the snow falling outside, and Christmns Day and the turkey. It's got the details, everything right." NEW YORK — Schools Chancellor Joel Klein brought his chief fundraiser Caroline Kennedy to a breakfast meeting of high-powered New Yorkers and told them how her fa- YOGA and PILATES up to 20 classes per month... — — JT'S FITNESS 724-349-9393 www.jtfitness.com 1 FREE CLASS WITH AD People ther, President John F. Kennedy, had inspired him. Klein, the former U.S. Justice Department lawyer chosen by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to run the city's public schools, quoted the famous line from Kennedy's inaugural address: "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." "I sometimes wonder whether that spirit is as alive today as it was in John F. Kennedy's day," he told an audience Wednesday that included business leaders, elected officials and former Mayors Edward Koch and David Dinkins. "But we need it every bit as much today, so to all of the public servants here in this audience, you have my congratulations and my highest praise." Caroline Kennedy, who began her new job as head of the school system's Office of Strategic Partnerships this week, was introduced to Ihc Association for a Belter New York audience of GOO at a mid town hotel but didn't speak. work. "The selection of the first recipient was challenging, yet simplified by Ray Bradbury's distinguished, multifaceted career that spans generations," Debra Park, a member of the award selection committee, said Tuesday. PAULSBORO, N.J. — A street has been renamed in honor of director Kevin Smith, a New Jersey native who is filming "Jersey Girl" in this southern New Jersey community. Tyler Street became Kevin Smith Way during a ceremony organized by borough officials, who wanted to thank Smith for staging the production in the Gloucester County town. "Hopefully nothing nefarious will happen on Kevin Smith Way but, if it does, call my lawyers," the 32-year- old director quipped Tuesday as he received a key to the city. Smith said "Jersey Girl," tentatively scheduled for release next October, would premiere in Paulsboro. The small-town love story stars off- screen couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. Filming began in August. SANTA BARBARA. Calif. — Ray Bradbury, author of "Fahrenheit 451" and "The Martian Chronicles," has received the first Ross Macdonald Literary Award. Bradbury accepted an engraved plaque from the Santa Barbara Book Council. The 82-year-old author said he had deep affection for ihe Santa Barbara detective novelist ;iml his body of LOS ANGELES — Grace Slick, lead singer of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship rock bands through the 1960s, '70s and '80s, has been inducted into Hollywood's RockWalkon Sunset Boulevard. Slick, who will be 63 on Oct. 30, is now retired from music and has turned to painting. Her work includes portraits of old friends such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia. Today in history By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2002. There are 68 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: Fifty years ago, on Oct. 24,1952, Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower declared, "I shall go to Korea," as he promised to end the conflict. (He made the visit more than a month later.) On this date: In 1537, Jane Seymour, the third wife of England's King Henry VIII, died 12 days after giving birth to a son, Prince Edward, later King Edward VI. In 1861, the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent as Justice Stephen J. Field of California transmitted a telegram to President Lincoln. In 1901, Anna Edson Taylor, a 43-year-old widow, became the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. In 1931, the George Washing. ton Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, opened to traffic. In 1939, nylon stockings were sold publicly for the first time, in Wilmington, Del. In 1939, Benny Goodman and his orchestra recorded their signature theme, "Let's Dance," for Columbia Records in New York. In 1940, the 40-hour workweek went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. In 1945, the United Nations officially came into existence, as its charter took effect. In 1962, the U.S. blockade of Cuba during the missile crisis officially began under a proclamation signed by President Kennedy. In 1987,30 years after it was expelled, the Teamsters union was welcomed back into theAFL-ClO. Ten years ago: The Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to win the World Series as they defeated the Atlanta Braves, 4-3, in game six. Five years ago: Setting the stage for an upcoming summit, President Clinton rejected calls for a confrontational approach to Chinese relations, arguing that isolating the Chinese would be "potentially dangerous." In Arlington, Va., former NBC sportscaster Marv Albert was spared from serving a jaii sentence after a grudging courtroom apology to the woman he'd bitten during a sexual romp. One year ago: The House passed a $100 billion economic- stimulus package. Two trucks crashed head-on in a main tunnel going through the Alps, igniting a fire that ultimately killed 11 people. O.J. Simpson was acquitted in Miami of grabbing another driver's glasses and scratching the man's face in a road-rage argument that the former football star insisted was started fay the other guy- Today's birthdays: Football Hall-of-Famer Y.A. Tittle is 76. Rock musician Bill Wyman is 66. Actor-producer David Nelson is 66. Actor F. Murray Abraham is 63. Actor Kevin Kline is 55. NAACP President Kweisi Mfume is 54. Country musician Billy Thomas (Terry McBride and the Ride) is 49. Actor B.D.Wong is 40. Rock musician Ben Gillies (Silver- chair) is 23. Singer-actress Monica Arnold is 22. Rhythm-and- blues singer Adrienne Bailon (31w) is 19. LET MINUTE MEDITATIONS INSPIRE You. SATURDAY'S RELIGION PAGE. CONSTRUCTION SERVICE • Pole Buildings • Additions • Renovations Siding • Roofing • Excavation Mfirlon Contor t PA 724-397-8103 724-397-8959 fu<r 724-397-4043 zenith B27A76R 27" Direct View Contemporary Console TV CONSOLE TV S B27A74R B25A76R B25A74R 27" Direct View 25" Direct View 25" Direct View Traditional Contemporary Traditional Console TV Console TV Console TV 95 (724) 254-5*78 Store Hours - Moo., lues., W»d., TWs., Sot. 9-5; fri. 9;8; Evenings By AppomlnMnt Furniture Appliances 14* Souk St. Dear Abby By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I recently witnessed something outside the local Kmart that left me livid. A man was speaking to a young lady in a foreign language, when all of a sudden, another man who appeared to be in his 60s began to chastise them for not speaking English. His exact words were: "What the hell is the matter with you? This is America. People speak English here!" He stormed off when I stepped in and pointed out that his ancestors weren't born here and probably didn't speak English, either. When I ride the train to work, I see people with Middle Eastern backgrounds get dirty looks from other passengers. Where exactly is this "newfound patriotism" I keep hearing about? All I see are people using terrorism as an excuse to act like bigots. Patriotism isn't slapping an American flag on your car. It's remembering the principles this country was built on. That is how you honor the people who died protecting our freedom, not by infringing on the rights of people who aren't exactiy, the same as you. —A DISILLUSIONED AMERICAN DEAR DISILLUSIONED: What happened in front of Kmart was a textbook example of xenophobia, which Webster's defines as "fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign." Unless the person who did the "chastising" was a part of the conversation, he was rude, aggressive and a mile out of line. With the recent war on terrorism and fear of terrorist activity from the Middle East, there have been incidents of hostility aimed at people from Middle Eastern backgrounds and those who resemble them. With that in mind, it's important to remember that no one can tell by looking \vhat is going on in other people's hearts. It is quite likely they are American-born or naturalized citizens and as fervently patriotic as those of us who have been here for generations. DEAR ABBY: I am a Hispanic man. Most of my extended family lives in Mexico. My parents and some aunts, uncles and cousins live near me in East Texas. My girlfriend, "Cyndi," and I have been dating for three years. She recently decided to move to San Antonio to be closer to her parents — and to "find herself." Cyndi has met my parents several times and told me she intended to learn Spanish so that she could better communicate with them. (They speak little English.) I was delighted because when we visit my family in Mexico, Cyndi would not feel left out of our conversations. Cyndi and I spoke over the weekend. She told me she had signed up for language classes. When I called her last night, she informed me that she's taking German. Then she gave me a lecture about how my family needs to learn English because they live in America. (They try hard.) Then I asked her how she intends to communicate with my family in Mexico. She ignored the question. Abby, Cyndi and 1 liave split up several times over the past three years. We always seem to find something to argue about. Now this. What do you think about it, and what should 1 do? — ERNESTO IN EAST TEXAS DEAR ERNESTO: Face it. Cyndi has no interest in communicating with your family. She's moved on. Tell her adios or auf Wiedersehen — whichever comes first. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Everybody has a problem. \Vlmt's yours? Get it off your chest by writing to Dear Abby at www.DearAbl7y.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For a personal reply, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Universal Press Syndicate Anniversary Bridal Sale SAVE up to 60% AMERICA'S TOP WEDDING GOWNS KAUFMAN'S Philadelphia Street • Near the Courthouse DOWNTOWN INDIANA (724) 465-4242 THIS WEEK MON.-FRI. 10 to 8 • SAT. 10 to 6 • SUN. 12 to 6 w/Beltone Helping the world hear better What is the Beltone difference? 30 day trial period * Free hearing test * Free cleanings and adjustments for the life of the hearing aid * over 1300 locations nationwide. We also repair most types of hearing aids locally in 1 or 2 days * WE ARE A SECURITY BLUE PROVIDER * Professional Hearing Aid Service 2340 Warren Rd., Suite 105, Indiana. Pa. (724) 349-122J On the web. www.beltone.com/phas COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE (The former Rice's Cafe) Tuesday, October 29 • 6:00 P.M. 17 Miles North of Indiana, PA and Three Miles South of Hiflsdale, PA, along busy traveled Route 286 This one and one-half story frame and masonry commercial building with large basement area consist of several rooms that could be adapted for living quarters First floor has a large Banquet room, medium size banquet area smaller dining area, large kitchen, and rest room facilities. Second floor has a five room apartment, large room, and three outside entrances. Main building is heated by oil fired hot-water heat, large banquet hall approximately 38 ft. by 100 ft is heated by propane gas. Well water supply. All is situated on a 3.16 acre parcel of land that fronts on busy traveled highway Route 286 and side fronts on paved T228 Roadway. The above described real estate was used as a restaurant and a banquet enterprise for many years. But however, it has possibility of being converted to housing, automobile sales and service, second hand shop new and used fur niture, lumber and building supplies, farm machinery and gardening cabinet mak ing, groceries and many other retail enterprises. Unlimited possibilities large park ing area and structure to promote business. Many pluses LOCATION!!! LOCA TIONM! LOCATION!!! Plan to inspect October 28, 2002 from 6-00 f?M - 8-QO RM or any other time by appointment. Gigantic Opportunity Knocking-Do Not HcsitstGM! TERMS: $10,000.00 down time of sale, balance upon delivery of Deed Sale sub ject to confirmation by sellers. Other terms and conditions will be given at time of sale.Also will offer All restaurant equipment at 6:30 PM. day of sale. Slalcments made at time of sale take precedence over any or all adver-lraing or statements mode piior lo sale FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT Pete Stewart & Son Auctioneers and Realtors 923 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA Phone 724-463-0715 License Number AU-OO09O4-L since 1952

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