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Old News new? – Craig Medred

Fresh out of bankruptcy, the Alaska Dispatch News appears to be getting ready to distance itself from former and failed publisher Alice Rogoff at the same time she is making a bid to move back to her first love – promoting the Arctic.

Old News new? – Craig Medred

FYI September 30, 2017

1903 – The new Gresham’s School is officially opened by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood.
Gresham’s School is an independent coeducational boarding school in Holt in Norfolk, England. Gresham’s School is one of the top 30 IB schools in England.[1]

The school was founded in 1555 by Sir John Gresham as a free grammar school for forty boys, following King Henry VIII’s dissolution of the Augustinian priory at Beeston Regis. The founder left the school’s endowments in the hands of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers of the City of London, who are still the school’s trustees.

In the 1890s, an increase in the rental income of property in the City of London led to a major expansion of the school, which built many new buildings on land it owned on the eastern edge of Holt, including several new boarding houses as well as new teaching buildings, library and chapel.

Gresham’s began to admit girls in the mid-1970s and is now fully co-educational. As well as its senior school, it operates a preparatory and a Pre-Prep school, the latter now in the Old School House, the original senior school. Altogether, the three schools teach about eight hundred children.

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1832 – Ann Jarvis, American activist, co-founded Mother’s Day (d. 1905)
Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis (September 30, 1832 in Culpeper, Virginia – May 9, 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a social activist and community organizer during the American Civil War era. She is recognized as the mother who inspired Mother’s Day and as a founder of Mother’s Day movements, and her daughter, Anna Marie Jarvis (1864–1948), is recognized as the founder of the Mother’s Day holiday in the United States.

Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis was born in Culpeper, Virginia, on September 30, 1832, the daughter of Josiah Washington Reeves and Nancy Kemper Reeves.[1] Ann Reeves Jarvis moved to Philippi, Barbour County, (West) Virginia with her family when her father, a Methodist minister, was transferred to a church in that town.[2] In 1850, Ann Reeves married Granville Jarvis, the son of a Baptist minister, who became a successful merchant in nearby Taylor County.[3] Two years later, in 1852, the couple moved to Webster, where Granville Jarvis established a mercantile business.[4]

The Jarvis family, like many families during the mid-1800s, experienced frequent tragedy and loss. Jarvis bore between eleven and thirteen children over the course of seventeen years. Of these children, only four survived to adulthood. The others died of diseases such as the measles, typhoid fever, and diphtheria epidemics common in Appalachian communities in Taylor County. These losses inspired Jarvis to take action to help her community combat childhood diseases and unsanitary conditions.[5]

Mrs. Jarvis was a dynamic woman who saw needs in her community and found ways to meet them. In 1858, while pregnant with her sixth child, Jarvis began Mothers’ Day Work Clubs in the towns of Grafton, Pruntytown, Philippi, Fetterman, and Webster to improve health and sanitary conditions. She and other area women joined a growing public health movement in the United States.[6] Jarvis’ clubs sought to provide assistance and education to families in order to reduce disease and infant mortality. These clubs raised money to buy medicine and to hire women to work in families where the mother suffered from tuberculosis or other health problems. They developed programs to inspect milk long before there were state requirements. Club members visited households to educate mothers and their families about improving sanitation and overall health. The clubs benefited from the advice of Jarvis’ brother, Dr. James Reeves, who was known for his work in the typhoid fever epidemics in northwestern Virginia.[7]

During the American Civil War (1861-1865), sentiment in western Virginia was sharply divided between north and south. In 1863, this culminated when the western part of the state broke away from Virginia and formed the new state of West Virginia, which was loyal to the Union. Western Virginia became the location of some of the first conflicts of the Civil War. Jarvis’ Mothers’ Day Work Clubs altered their mission to meet the changing demands brought about by war. Ann Jarvis urged the clubs to declare neutrality and to provide aid to both Confederate and Union soldiers.[8] Jarvis illustrated her resolve to remain neutral and aid both sides by refusing to support a proposed division of the Methodist Church into a northern and southern branch.[9] Additionally, she reportedly offered a lone prayer for Thornsbury Bailey Brown, the first Union soldier killed by a Confederate in the area, when others refused.[10] Under her guidance, the clubs fed and clothed soldiers from both sides who were stationed in the area. When typhoid fever and measles broke out in the military camps, Jarvis and her club members nursed the suffering soldiers from both sides at the request of a commander.[11]

Jarvis’ efforts to keep the community together continued after the Civil War ended. After the fighting concluded, public officials seeking ways to eliminate post-war strife called on Jarvis to help. She and her club members planned a “Mothers Friendship Day” for soldiers from both sides and their families at the Taylor County Courthouse in Pruntytown to help the healing process. Despite threats of violence, Jarvis successfully staged the event in 1868. She shared with the veterans a message of unity and reconciliation. Bands played “Dixie” and the “Star Spangled Banner” and the event ended with everyone, north and south, joining together to sing “Auld Lang Syne.” This effective and emotional event reduced many to tears. It showed the community that old animosities were destructive and must end.[12]

Near the end of the Civil War, in 1864, the Jarvis family moved to Grafton in order to aid Granville Jarvis’ business ventures as an inn-keeper and land speculator. Ann Reeves Jarvis continued her social activist work. Throughout her life, Jarvis taught Sunday School and was very involved with the Methodist church. In Grafton, Jarvis was involved in the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church’s construction and subsequently taught Sunday School classes there. She served as superintendent of the Primary Sunday School Department at the church for twenty five years.[13] Jarvis also was a popular speaker and often lectured on subjects ranging from religion, public health, and literature for audiences at local churches and organizations. Her lectures included, “Literature as a Source of Culture and Refinement,” “Great Mothers of the Bible,” “Great Value of Hygiene for Women and Children,” and “The Importance of Supervised Recreational Centers for Boys and Girls.” [14]

Ann Jarvis remained in Grafton until after the death of her husband, Granville, in 1902. After his death, Jarvis moved to Philadelphia to live near her sons and two daughters. Anna Jarvis, her daughter, cared for Ann Reeves Jarvis, whose health steadily declined due to heart problems. Ann Reeves Jarvis died in Philadelphia on May 8, 1905, surrounded by her four surviving children.[15]

Throughout her life, Jarvis strived to honor and help mothers. Her daughter, Anna Marie Jarvis, recalled her praying for someone to start a day to memorialize and honor mothers during a Sunday school lesson in 1876.[16] On the first anniversary of Ann Jarvis’ death, Anna Jarvis met with friends and announced plans for a memorial service remembering her mother for the next year. In May 1907, a private service was held in honor of Ann Jarvis.[17] The following year, in 1908, Anna Jarvis organized the first official observance of Mother’s Day, coming near the anniversary of her mother’s death. Andrews Methodist Church, where Ann Reeves Jarvis taught Sunday School for 25 years, held the first public service on the morning of May 10, 1908. Anna Jarvis did not attend the service, but sent a donation of 500 white carnations for all of those in attendance. In the afternoon, 15,000 people attended another service that Anna Jarvis organized in Philadelphia, held at the Wanamaker Store Auditorium.[18]

In the years following the initial ceremonies, Anna Jarvis’ new holiday gained recognition in many states and spread to a number of foreign countries.[19] Anna Jarvis also embarked on a mission to make Mother’s Day an officially recognized holiday in the United States. She succeeded when, in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a congressional resolution officially making the second Sunday in May the national Mother’s Day and calling for Americans to recognize it by displaying the flag.[20]


By Gary Price: Reference: Hockey: NHL Releases Massive Online Database of Historical Statistics (100 Years of Player, Team, and Game Data)
By Brian Lee: 10 Durable Power Banks You Need So No iPhone Is Going To Drain From Now On
By Daniel Terdiman: How A Hacker Helped The Coast Guard Rescue Victims Of Hurricane Harvey
ByThomas Russell: Closing the cybersecurity gap with military veterans
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Game design special interest group hosts Halloween game night
The Center of Excellence for Women in Technology’s game design special interest group is hosting a Halloween game night from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at CEWiT House (501 N. Park Ave.). There will be pizza, board games and spooky video games.

Costumes are encouraged, but not required.
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By Tom McKay: SEC Charges Shady ICO Operator With Fraud
By Kristen V. Brown: Should Scientists Be Posting Their Work Online Before Peer Review?

By Chris Thompson: FAA Gives Pilots Thumbs Up To Fly Rude Banners Over Chargers Home Games

By Jason Torchinsky: I Wish Dodge Actually Made The Trucks They Show In This Commercial


By Beth Skwarecki: What You Actually Got From Those Back-of-Magazine Ads

By Laura Hazard Owen: Bunk aims to set history free with a site that doesn’t feel like a textbook
Comments on delivery issues where you live (city and state)?
Reporter rides along with food bank delivery truck, examines one rural county’s food insecurity
“We’ve had three different rushes: First the gold rush, second the timber rush, and now the marijuana rush which is called the green rush,” Corrigan told Morehouse. “The focus has been on other industries and not a food sustainable industry.”
By Sara Benincasa: Real Artists Have Day Jobs
When I was 23, I decided to become a high school teacher in order to support myself as a writer. And so I taught high school in the Southwest and no one published anything I wrote, though I tried to convince them it was a good idea.

I was a real writer then.

I was also a real writer when I was a paralegal working at a law firm in Chelsea specializing in immigration for fashion models. I was a real writer when I worked at a publishing company in the South Bronx, in a neighborhood so violent we were required to sign out of work no later than 4 p.m. so that we could reach the subway before nightfall (there had been an assault and a murder a few years back, so the company was cautious). I was a real writer when I worked at a fancy pet boutique on the Upper East Side, where customers spent upwards of $300 on luxurious cat beds and eccentric women came into the shop pushing puppies in prams. I was a real writer when I worked at Planned Parenthood HQ. I was a real writer when I hosted a satellite radio talk show about sex and love and dating five nights a week from 8 to 11 East, 5 to 8 Pacific. I was a real writer when the show got cancelled and I collected unemployment. I was a real writer when I worked at a start-up and I was a real writer when I quit the start-up to write full-time.

I am a real writer now, and I will be a real writer until I die, whether or not I always do this as my full-time job. I have had day jobs in the past and I have no reason to believe I will not have day jobs in the future.






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Profanity Hill: A Hard Climb In Downtown Seattle, Washington | The Old Motor

An entertaining & informative vintage automobile internet magazine.

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September’s End Saturday Market

Saturday Market
SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
Loving the rich colors of autumn everywhere plus the bounty of long-season crops dominating the market now like winter squash and lots of TOMATOES
The SAFM is still here through OCTOBER 7, no matter the weather.
Enjoy the entertainment, have fun and meet up with your favorite market friends
at the SAFM

September’s End Saturday Market

Staying Alive: Mary Oliver on How Books Saved Her Life and Why the Passion for Work Is the Greatest Antidote to Pain – Brain Pickings

Source: Staying Alive: Mary Oliver on How Books Saved Her Life and Why the Passion for Work Is the Greatest Antidote to Pain – Brain Pickings

907 Updates September 30, 2017

Needs a harsher punishment. Also he does not need to register as a sex offender for life, only a few years.
By Chris Klint: Storyteller Jack Dalton sentenced in 2016 underage-sex case
By Victoria Taylor: Anchorage Police investigate shooting involving stolen vehicle
By Rebecca Palsha: Anchorage mother searches for her son’s ashes that were inside her stolen Yukon
By Travis Khachatoorian: $15,000 reward posted for capture, conviction of car dealership thieves
By Victoria Taylor: Concerns of SB-91 resolution stall Assembly work session
By Becky Bohrer: Alaska VA office gets mixed report from watchdog
By Lauren Maxwell: Changes on New Seward as road construction winds down
By Chris Klint: Woman dead, 3 hurt in car-semi Glenn Highway crash
By Bonney Bowman: Inside the Gates: 4/25 deployment update
By Joe Vigil: Alaska WWII veteran passes away

By KTVA Staff: Alaska: A cultural crossroads for traditional medicine
This Sunday on Frontiers, KTVA’s Rhonda McBride will have some of the highlights from this two-day workshop – as well as a look at traditional Korean medicine, which uses some of the same medicinal plants in combination with acupuncture.

This week’s guest is Dr. Allison Kelliher, a medical doctor who incorporates healing plants into her practice.

Here’s a preview of this week’s episode of Frontiers, “Alaska’s Healing Plants,” which airs on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 4:30 and 10:30 p.m. on KTVA-Channel 11.
By Daybreak Staff: GCI unveils unlimited Internet

By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Alaska Sound Celebration

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Quotes September 30, 2017

“How much does it cost,

To win your approval?

Will it be money well spent?”

CLARA MARIE MITCHELL, ‘Friendship’, Poems of Reflection: Faith, Life, and Travel

“If we’re in constant need for approval from other people, it could be a sign that the approval we receive internally simply isn’t enough.”
ERICA FLORENTINE, ‘8 Weird Signs of Low Self-Esteem & How To Change It’, Bustle, December 30, 2015
“Both money and approval are general means of exchange in social interaction, one in economic exchange and the other in social exchange.”
PETER A. BARONE, ‘Plausible Solutions to School Violence and Disturbance in America’, Critical Examinations of School Violence and Disturbance in K-12 Education
“The fallacy of approval is based on the idea that it’s not just desirable but vital to get the approval of virtually every person. People who accept this idea seek approval from others, even when they have to sacrifice their own principles and happiness to do so.”
RONALD B. ADLER and RUSSELL F. PROCTOR II, Looking Out, Looking In
“Trying to get other people’s approval is not going to boost up one’s self worth. One thing is that you will never get the approval from everyone. While you may get approval from some, others will be turned away. Most of the time trying too hard to get approval from others backfires.”
ED RUSSO, The Pleiadian Papers

“The affects were subtle at first, a warm feeling when someone liked or shared a column I wrote or commented on a status. The support from friends near and far when we are dealing with a crisis is also a positive way I have experienced affirmation and approval on social media.

But gradually, I discovered this need for approval that I just didn’t ‘like’ about myself. I started to recognize a nudging inside me. It’s kind of like the way my dogs tap my hand, with their wet noses, when they want food or attention. This nudging was coming from a need for approval of my work and a validation of my opinions.”
EILEEN BENTHAL, ‘The Human Craving for Approval, Played Out In Social Media’, Riverhead Local, November 16, 2014

“Humans share an innate drive to connect with others. We’re evolutionarily wired to crave inclusion. Eons ago, this was linked with our survival; in prehistoric times, rejection triggered fear. If someone became isolated or was ousted from the group, his or her life would be at risk.

Because the consequences of being rejected were so extreme, our brains and behavior adapted to avoid disapproval from others. In fact, research has shown that social rejection activates many of the same brain regions involved in physical pain, which helps explains why disapproval stings.”
MELODY WILDING, ‘4 Steps to Stop Seeking Approval from Others’, Psych Central, October 3, 2015

“When you are your own best friend, you don’t endlessly seek out relationships, friendships, and validation from the wrong sources because you realize that the only approval and validation you need is your own.”
MANDY HALE, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass
“Excessive need for approval is typically the result of an overly negative self-image.”
CAROLYN GREGOIRE, ‘This Is The Only Personality Type That Enjoys Being With Narcissists’, Huffington Post, March 14, 2016
“The fallacy of approval is irrational because it implies that others will respect and like you more if you go out of your way to please them. Often this simply isn’t true. Would you respect people who have compromised important values just to gain acceptance? Are you likely to think highly of people who repeatedly deny their own needs as a means of buying approval?”
RONALD B. ADLER and RUSSELL F. PROCTOR II, Looking Out, Looking In
“The truth is, many of us are looking for the approval of those closest to us on some level or another. And often this is disguised by the desire to have someone understand what we are talking about or going through, anything important to us about ourselves. I always thought I just wanted them to ‘get it.’ In reality, I wanted them to get it so that they would be okay with me.”
JADE MAZARIN, ‘Seeking to be Understood: The Need for Approval’, Psych Central, December 19, 2011

“We are forever looking outside ourselves, seeking approval and striving to impress others. But living to please others is a poor substitute for self-love, for no matter how family and friends may adore us, they can never satisfy our visceral need to love and honor ourselves.”
SUSAN L. TAYLOR, Lessons in Living

“He’s not a ‘pat on the back’ type of guy and I am driven by the need for approval. He’s a stingy dealer, and I’m a needy addict.”
KERRI K. MORRIS, ‘Resolution Chronicles: the best of 2015’, Chicago Now, January 1, 2016
“Somewhere in the middle of being driven by “what other people think”, the tension between the desire for approval and the fear of disapproval, are we missing what we really want?”
“Our need for social approval sticks more terribly and irreversibly to us than does a on a damaged Teflon-coated pan.”
RACHNA SINGH, ‘Love Yourself First’, Deccan Herald, February 21, 2016

Tacit approval is real approval; hypothetical approval is not.”
LEIF WENAR, Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World