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My Turn: Intelligent conversations district has for its students is that they will be more intelligent when they leave than when they arrive. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of "The Great Gatsby," once said, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold...
Finding the write stuff in the 'Paris of the Pacific'

...appear to be any Lost Generations in Sitka. (American writer Gertrude Stein famously called Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and other American expatriate writers "the lost generation" in the 1920s.)Instead, in Sitka, there's a...
An illegal substance sold legally

...of East Egg, it was evidence that Gatsby had made his money as a bootlegger. Modern readers in the grip of F. Scott Fitzgerald's prose may not recognize the meaning of Tom Buchanan's insight, but Fitzgerald knew his contemporaries would...
This Day in History

...Washington signed into law the first United States Patent Act. In 1925, the novel "The Great Gatsby," by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published. In 1963, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Thresher sank during deep-diving tests off...

...weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces, to Tonya Louise Moy and William Eric Moy, of Juneau. On Feb. 23, a son, Gavin Scott Fitzgerald, weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces, to Suzan Marie Fitzgerald, of Juneau. On Feb. 24, a son, Camden James Erickson...
This Day in History

...Street panic, after financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk attempted to corner the gold market. In 1896, author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minn. In 1929, Lt. James H. Doolittle guided a Consolidated NY-2 Biplane over Mitchel...
This day in History, by James Tyng of Harvard in a game against the Lynn Live Oaks. In 1934, "Tender Is the Night," by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published in book form by Charles Scribner's Sons (it had been serialized in Scribner's Magazine...
Valentine's Day books: What's your Cupid IQ?

...their intended recipients would ever read them. In an undated letter, Zelda Fitzgerald wrote to her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald: "Without you dearest dearest I couldn't see or hear or feel or think - or live - I love you so. ..." In...
Painting with Music

...and Japan." Another tone painting will be featured Saturday, also with a quintessentially American theme, F. Scott Fitzgerald's book, "The Great Gatsby." Written in 1986 by Boston composer John Harbison, the piece is a musical interpretation...
'Spy Kids 4' falls between first and third installments

...glasses and had visual cues in the film for when to put them on. This was before every other film not based on an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel was being shown in 3-D. Here his gimmick is "Aroma-Scope." The theater hands over a card of scratch...


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