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Airplane Restoration To Be Part Of PBS Special

By Alyssa Harvey BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – The Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport holds the hope of a dream. It started with Harry Balcer of Bainbridge, Ohio, who has loved airplanes since he was a child, and is continuing with Peridot Pictures owner Dorian Walker. Walker plans to make Balcer’s dream a reality by [...]

Museum Offers Glimpse At Old Windmill Factory

By Algis J. Laukaitis NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) – When Australians Helen Walter and her sons, Patrick and Alex, stepped through the doorway of the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum, it was as if they had traveled back in time. They saw a turn-of-the-century windmill factory preserved with all of its heavy machinery, bins, boxes and [...]

Is Texting Ruining The Art Of Conversation?

By Martha Irvine CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) – Anna Schiferl hadn’t even rolled out of bed when she reached for her cell phone and typed a text to her mom, one recent Saturday. Mom was right downstairs in the kitchen. The text? Anna wanted cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Soon after, the 13-year-old could hear mom’s voice [...]

Flight Academy Camp Teaches Teens Math, Science

By Melissa Nelson PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, Fla. (AP) – The panicked voice came into Ambition’s air traffic control room – one of the aircraft carrier’s young pilots was in trouble. “Dude, my nose is down,” the pilot shouted as he struggled to regain control over his X12 experimental Triad aircraft. There was no real [...]

Second-Grader Shows A Gift For Physics

By Raina Hanna OLIVE BRANCH, Ms. (AP) – When 8-year-old Brennan Haynes won first place in the lower grades physics division of the regional Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair, his teachers at Overpark Elementary in Olive Branch weren’t surprised. The second-grader’s study of paper airplanes demonstrated an understanding of physics far above his grade level. [...]