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Benjamin Franklin on wealth

On July 26, 1784 - 226 years ago - Benjamin Franklin considered whether society was in need of a "remedy for luxury" in a letter to his trusted adviser, Benjamin Vaughn. In it...
Today in history for Tuesday, Mar. 10

...Mikhail Gorbachev.On this date:In 1785, Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's minister to France, succeeding Benjamin Franklin.In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln assigned Ulysses S. Grant, who had just received his commission as lieutenant-general...
My Turn: Putting partisan poltics aside

...set aside our values - we come together for the greater good, and together, we are strong.Bartlett also quoted Benjamin Franklin's comments on the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, "When you assemble a number of men to have the advantage...
My Turn: Advertising and the art of truth

...advertising," we might turn first to one of our founding fathers. According to the American Advertising Federation, Benjamin Franklin pioneered the art of advertising decades before the American Revolution. He published the first known magazine advertisement...
Empire Editorial: An ounce of prevention

...future as gas pipelines, oil prices, roads and dams. Erin's Law prevents future abuse through education, and as Benjamin Franklin famously said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." If lawmakers are serious about protecting Alaska's...
Police arrest Juneau man after attempted Wells Fargo robbery

...Seward streets.Police responded to a similar incident in May 2011 when a mentally ill man bought a toy gun from the Benjamin Franklin Store then "pretended" to hold up a bankteller at First National Bank on Front Street.The bankteller, however...
School wake up call

...get up." "Get out of bed, now!" "Eat your breakfast." "Hurry, hurry, hurry!" The immortal words of Benjamin Franklin come to mind: "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a mom grumpy, jumpy and tired." What, that's not what...
Empire Editorial: Hollow victory

...year, and it makes sense to close it if you look at only those figures. We're reminded of a quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin. Upon seeing the world's first manned hot-air balloon flight, a man asked Franklin what possible use a balloon...
AEYC hosts early learning conference March 27-29

...Standards. The Franklin Institute is a science museum located in Philadelphia, Penn., founded in 1824 to honor Benjamin Franklin and advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, the Franklin Institute is known for its array of internationally...
In the Stacks: New nonfiction DVDs their new country. Inspiring and thought-provoking."My Life as a Turkey" Anyone who has ever scoffed at Benjamin Franklin's proposal that the turkey be our national symbol will find illumination here. Joe Hutto, an artist and naturalist...


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