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Earthquake!

     The recent earthquake and aftershocks in Indiana, followed by the ones in Reno, have recalled the giant quakes in 1811 and 1812 that made the Mississippi run backward, forming Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee. Here's a first-hand account of the devastation.

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SHORT STORY
 
The Gold-Bug

     With gold hovering near $1,000 an ounce, Poe's exploration of the passions of a treasure hunt are timely. Perhaps the best of example, too, of Poe's genius for mystery and character.

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 POETRY
 
Messy Room

     Shel Silverstein, the poet, lyricist, and cartoonist who died nine years ago next week, wrote hits like "A Boy Named Sue" and "Cover of the Rolling Stone". The whimsy of his far-ranging talent shines forth in this concise every-boy's anthem.

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SPEECH
Day of Infamy

    Like "play it again, Sam," which is never said in Casablanca, the actual phrase "Day of Infamy" does not appear in FDR's epochal speech. But the speech cannot fail to stir an American soul even to this day.

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ESSAY
A Modest Proposal

    As politicians fall all over themselves finding new ways to "help us" with more and more government, note especially the last paragraph of Jonathan Swift's 1729 essay in which he purports to have "no other motive than the public good of my country."

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SONG
The Gambler


    Thirty years ago Kenny Rogers' rendition made this story-song by Nashville songwriter Don Schlitz into a mega-hit. Here the Muppets and Kenny Rogers bring the classic to life on video.

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GOODGOSH ORIGINAL

L.V. Women

by Lisa Allender



 Speaking of gambling...

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