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FYI October 01, 2020

On This Day

1800 – Via the Third Treaty of San Ildefonso, Spain cedes Louisiana to France, which would sell the land to the United States thirty months later.
The Third Treaty of San Ildefonso was a secret agreement signed on 1 October 1800 between the Spanish Empire and the French Republic by which Spain agreed in principle to exchange its North American colony of Louisiana for territories in Tuscany. The terms were later confirmed by the March 1801 Treaty of Aranjuez.

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Born On This Day

1847 – Annie Besant, English-Indian activist and author (d. 1933)
Annie Besant (née Wood; 1 October 1847 – 20 September 1933) was a British socialist, theosophist, women’s rights activist, writer, orator, educationist, and philanthropist. Regarded as a champion of human freedom, she was an ardent supporter of both Irish and Indian self-rule. She was a prolific author with over three hundred books and pamphlets to her credit.[1] As an educationist, her contributions included being one of the founders of the Banaras Hindu University.

In 1867, Annie, at age 20, married Frank Besant, a clergyman, and they had two children. However, Annie’s increasingly unconventional religious views led to their legal separation in 1873.[2] She then became a prominent speaker for the National Secular Society (NSS), as well as a writer, and a close friend of Charles Bradlaugh. In 1877 they were prosecuted for publishing a book by birth control campaigner Charles Knowlton. The scandal made them famous, and Bradlaugh was subsequently elected M.P. for Northampton in 1880.

Thereafter, she became involved with union actions, including the Bloody Sunday demonstration and the London matchgirls strike of 1888. She was a leading speaker for both the Fabian Society and the Marxist Social Democratic Federation (SDF). She was also elected to the London School Board for Tower Hamlets, topping the poll, even though few women were qualified to vote at that time.

In 1890 Besant met Helena Blavatsky, and over the next few years her interest in theosophy grew, whilst her interest in secular matters waned. She became a member of the Theosophical Society and a prominent lecturer on the subject. As part of her theosophy-related work, she travelled to India. In 1898 she helped establish the Central Hindu School,[3] and in 1922 she helped establish the Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board in Mumbai, India.[4] In 1902, she established the first overseas Lodge of the International Order of Co-Freemasonry, Le Droit Humain. Over the next few years she established lodges in many parts of the British Empire. In 1907 she became president of the Theosophical Society, whose international headquarters were, by then, located in Adyar, Madras, (Chennai).

She also became involved in politics in India, joining the Indian National Congress. When World War I broke out in 1914, she helped launch the Home Rule League to campaign for democracy in India, and dominion status within the British Empire. This led to her election as president of the Indian National Congress, in late 1917. In the late 1920s, Besant travelled to the United States with her protégé and adopted son Jiddu Krishnamurti, who she claimed was the new Messiah and incarnation of Buddha. Krishnamurti rejected these claims in 1929.[5] After the war, she continued to campaign for Indian independence and for the causes of theosophy, until her death in 1933.

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By PATRICK GALEY, AFP Science Alert: The First Person to Be Cured of HIV Has Passed Away From Cancer
 
 
 
 
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By Vanessa Romo, NPR: Seagram’s Heiress Sentenced In Nxivm Sex Trafficking Ring Case
 
 
 
 
By Sam Bocetta: Need to Teach Your Kids about Personal Finance? Here Are Some Fun and Engaging Ways to Start It’s never too early to start your kids on the road to success, and that includes teaching them about money and finances.
 
 
 
 

By Kristen Dahlgren: ‘I’d love to feel a hug’: Kristen Dahlgren shares one of the hardest side effects of breast cancer NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren explores a treatment that may change the way she “feels” after breast cancer.
 
 
 
 

Associated Press: New York diocese becomes largest in US to file for bankruptcy over 200 sex abuse lawsuits
 
 
 
 

Posted by Amit Moryossef, Research Intern, Google Research: Developing Real-Time, Automatic Sign Language Detection for Video Conferencing
 
 
 
 

James Clear: 3-2-1: On scaling down your habits, obstacles, and finding time to do what matters
 
 
 
 
STORIES OF THE FAR NORTH: Send Food or Send Coffins
 
 
 
 

Ruby Nibs
Adopting children from Haiti: “That’s not an adoption; that’s a RESCUE!” No truer words ever spoken.

 
 
 
 

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Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!

Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

907 Updates October 01, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: With no bond posted, the fight over Jesse Lee Home is over; Mat-Su Valley Rebuild keeps construction materials out of the landfill; Large landslide blocks road between Lowell Point and Seward and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Anchorage Woman Hit by Jeep on Tudor Tuesday Night Dies at Hospital; Troopers Seek Homer Woman in Connection to Seward Highway Pullout Homicide and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Relevance

 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Welcome The Arrival Of Autumn On The Albert Loop Trail In Alaska
 
 
 
 

Military October 01, 2020

Military.com: This Video Game Company Has a Surprising Obsession with WWII Military History; If the Military Can’t Handle Its Sexual Assault Problem, Congress Needs to Step In and more ->
 
 
 
 

Task & Purpose: Deployed soldier becomes US citizen and more ->
 
 
 
 

DOD: Secretary Esper’s Remarks at the North Africa American Cemetery in Carthage, Tunisia and more ->
 
 
 
 

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Quotes October 01, 2020

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

 
 

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside, awakens.”
Carl Jung
 
 

“You are worth the quiet moment, you are worth the deeper breath. You are worth the time it takes to slow down, be still, and rest.”
Morgan Harper Nichols
 
 
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Micheal Jordan
 
 
“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.”
Shunryu Suzuki
 
 
“Integrity isn’t a morality issue; it’s an energy issue.”
Gay Hendricks
 
 
“It’s time you realized that you have something in you more powerful and miraculous than the things that affect you and make you dance like a puppet.”
Marcus Aurelius
 
 
“I think something people need to understand is that others disliking you is not a bad thing. When you are embodying your true authentic self, it creates fear in people who still operate from the ego. If you want to grow, heal, and evolve you have to let go of wanting to be liked.”
Audrey Kitching
 
 
“Don’t let your fear paralyze you. The scariest paths often lead to the most exciting places.”
Lori Deschene
 
 
“Take care of the earth and she will take care of you.”
Unknown

Music October 01, 2020

FYI September 30, 2020

On This Day

1909 – The Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania makes a record-breaking westbound crossing of the Atlantic, that will not be bettered for 20 years.
RMS Mauretania was an ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by Wigham Richardson and Swan Hunter for the British Cunard Line, launched on the afternoon of 20 September 1906. She was the world’s largest ship until the completion of RMS Olympic in 1911. Mauretania became a favourite among her passengers. She captured the Eastbound Blue Riband on her maiden return voyage in December 1907, then claimed the Westbound Blue Riband for the fastest transatlantic crossing during her 1909 season. She held both speed records for 20 years.[1]

The ship’s name was taken from the ancient Roman province of Mauretania on the northwest African coast, not the modern Mauritania to the south.[2] Similar nomenclature was also employed by Mauretania’s running mate Lusitania, which was named after the Roman province directly north of Mauretania, across the Strait of Gibraltar[2] in Portugal. Mauretania remained in service until 1934 when Cunard White Star retired her; scrapping commenced in 1935.

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Born On This Day

1883 – Nora Stanton Blatch Barney, American civil engineer, architect, and suffragist (d. 1971)
Nora Stanton Blatch Barney (September 30, 1883 – January 18, 1971) was an English-born U.S. civil engineer, architect, and suffragist. Barney was among the first women to graduate with an engineering degree in United States. Given an ultimatum to either stay a wife or practice engineering she chose engineering. She was the granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.[1]

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Cal Vid:
Dolly Parton & Mac Davis duet Applejack, Gladys Knight & Mac Davis Up Where We Belong (2:21), Poor Boy Boogie (5:58), and Tom Jones & Mac Davis Stop and Smell the Roses (7:52) are performed on The Mac Davis Show. RIP Mac Davis. The legendary country singer and songwriter experienced modest success as the host of his own variety series, The Mac Davis Show, from 1974 to 1976 at NBC Studios, Burbank, CA. His show’s duet with Gladys Knight was broadcast on The Mac Davis Special: The Music of Christmas.

RollingStone article September 30, 2020: Mac Davis, the country music artist and songwriter behind “In The Ghetto” one of Elvis Presley’s most indelible recordings, died Tuesday at age 78. According to a tweet from his family on Monday, Davis became “critically ill following heart surgery in Nashville.” His manager confirmed the entertainer’s death in a statement.

Born in Lubbock, Texas, in 1942, Davis would evolve into a country and Adult Contemporary crossover star with solo hits like “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me,” “Stop and Smell the Roses,” and “One Hell of a Woman.” In 1974, he was named Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music, beating out nominees like Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard. That same year, he was nominated for Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association but lost to Charlie Rich. #MacDavis #RIPMacDavis
 
 
Scott “Mac” Davis[1] (January 21, 1942 – September 29, 2020) was an American country music singer, songwriter, and actor, originally from Lubbock, Texas; he enjoyed much crossover success.[2] His early work writing for Elvis Presley produced the hits “Memories”, “In the Ghetto”, “Don’t Cry Daddy”, and “A Little Less Conversation”. A subsequent solo career in the 1970s produced hits such as “Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on Me”. He also starred in his own variety show, a Broadway musical, and various films and TV shows.[3][4][5]

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Remembering Helen Reddy performing her signature song I Am Woman live on The Midnight Special at NBC Studios, Burbank, CA in 1975. On September 29, 2020, Mac Davis also died on the same day. Both were 78 years old. Watch his tribute here: https://youtu.be/u1lFECzoLsc

The Associated Press September 29, 2020, LOS ANGELES — Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her feminist anthem “I Am Woman” and recorded a string of other hits, has died. She was 78.

Reddy’s children Traci and Jordan announced that the actress-singer died Tuesday in Los Angeles. “She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and a truly formidable woman,” they said in a statement. “Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever.”

The Australian-born singer enjoyed a prolific career, appearing in “Airport 1975” as a singing nun and scoring several hits, including “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” from “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Ain’t No Way To Treat a Lady,” “Delta Dawn,” “Angie Baby” and “You and Me Against the World.”

Reddy’s version of “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” in 1971 launched a decade-long string of Top 40 hits, three of which reached No. 1. Two years later she won the best female vocal pop performance Grammy Award for “I Am Woman,” quickly thanking her then-husband and others in her acceptance speech.

“I only have 10 seconds so I would like to thank everyone from Sony Capitol Records, I would like to think Jeff Wald because he makes my success possible and I would like to thank God because she makes everything possible,” Reddy said, hoisting her Grammy in the air and leaving the stage to loud applause.

“I Am Woman” would become her biggest hit, used in films and television series. In a 2012 interview with The Associated Press, Reddy cited the gigantic success of “I Am Woman” as one of the reasons she stepped out of public life.

“That was one of the reasons that I stopped singing, was when I was shown a modern American history high-school textbook, and a whole chapter on feminism and my name and my lyrics (were) in the book,” she told the AP. “And I thought, `Well, I’m part of history now. And how do I top that? I can’t top that.′ So, it was an easy withdrawal.”

Reddy’s death comes less than three weeks after the release of a biopic about her life called “I Am Woman.” #HelenReddy #RIPHelenReddy

 
 
Helen Maxine Reddy (25 October 1941 – 29 September 2020) was an Australian-American singer, actress and activist. Born in Melbourne, Victoria, to a show-business family, Reddy started her career as an entertainer at age four. She sang on radio and television and won a talent contest on the television program, Bandstand,[a] in 1966; her prize was a ticket to New York City and a record audition, which was unsuccessful. She pursued her international singing career by moving to Chicago and, subsequently, Los Angeles, where she made her debut singles “One Way Ticket” and “I Believe in Music” in 1968 and 1970 respectively. The B-side of the latter single, “I Don’t Know How to Love Him”, reached No. 8 on the pop chart of Canadian magazine RPM. She was signed to Capitol Records a year later.[2]

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The Rock Stars of Romance

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Stacy, Carol RT Book Reviews

Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!

Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

907 Updates September 30, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage Assembly passes resolution to increase oversight on APD policies and procedures; Teen arrested for having a gun at ABC Elementary School basketball court; Storms return on Wednesday delivering rain and strong winds with potential wind gusts up to 55 mph along Turnagain Arm and higher elevations and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Glacier Bay National Park acquires ancestral site of Hoonah’s Tlingit; Private port operator’s proposal for Ketchikan dock management could mean $40M+ for city general fund and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Residents In New Village Unable To Vote In Primary Because State Didn’t Know People Lived There
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Kodiak student earns top youth congressional award and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sitka Nature Show #220 – Phil Mooney
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Bear doctoring
 
 
 
 

By Megan McDonlad, Only In Your State Alaska: Spot The Humpback Whale On Its Annual Migration Through Alaska This Fall

Military September 30, 2020

Military.com: Sailor Behind Pearl Harbor Shooting Was ‘Insider Threat’ with Underdiagnosed Mental Issues; First Woman to Vote in US Gets Misspelled Tombstone Corrected at Arlington; 173rd Airborne to Memorialize Paratrooper Who Died in Hiking Accident; DOJ Is Cracking Down on Towing Companies That Seize Troops’ Cars and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: VA secretary says new program will help fund suicide prevention services and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

Quotes September 30, 2020

“Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They’re realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks.”
Elbert Hubbard
 
 
 
 
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Mark Twain
 
 
 
 
“I have had dreams, and I’ve had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.”
Jonas Salk
 
 
 
 
“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.”
David Allen
 
 
 
 
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
Stephen King
 
 
 
 
“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”
Ray Goforth
 
 
 
 
“Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”
Calvin Coolidge
 
 
 
 
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
Earl Nightingale
 
 
 
 
Hubris is one of the great renewable resources.
P. J. O’Rourke
 
 
 
 
“Children are one third of our population and all of our future.”
Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health 1981
 
 
 
 
“If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.”
Marian Wright Edelman
 
 
 
 
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
Dr. Seuss
 
 
 
 

“The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others.”
Unknown

Music September 30, 2020

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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