FYI October 25, 2017

1940 – Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. is named the first African American general in the United States Army.
Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr. (1880 – November 26, 1970) was a United States Army officer. He was the first African-American to rise to the rank of general in the U.S. military. He was the father of Air Force General Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

Early life and education
Davis was born in Washington, D.C., the third child of Louis P. H. Davis and Henrietta (née Stewart) Davis. Biographer Marvin Fletcher has presented evidence that Davis was born in May 1880, citing a June 1880 census document.[1][2] Fletcher concludes that Davis lied about his age so that he could enlist in the army without the permission of his parents. The birth date that appears on Davis’s gravestone at Arlington National Cemetery is July 1, 1877, the date he provided to the army.

Davis attended M Street High School in Washington, where he participated in the school’s cadet program. During his senior year of high school he took some classes at Howard University. His father, a messenger for the Interior Department, and his mother, a nurse, urged him to enroll in college after high school. Against his parents’ wishes he determined to take a military career.[3]

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1875 – Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, American author and educator (d. 1961)
Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (October 25, 1875 – December 23, 1961) was an American children’s author. She was born in Hoosick Falls, New York and attended Teachers College, Columbia University, from which she graduated in 1896.[1] She contributed to the Ladies’ Home Journal and other magazines. She published volumes of stories for children like methods of story telling, teaching children and other related subjects, which include Boys and Girls of Colonial Days (1917); Broad Stripes and Bright Stars (1919); Hero Stories (1919); and The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings (1945). She wrote For the Children’s Hour (1906) in collaboration with Clara M. Lewis.[2] In 1947, her book Miss Hickory won the Newbery Medal.[3]


By Duane Byrge, Mike Barnes: Robert Guillaume, ‘Benson’ Emmy Winner, Dies at 89

Robert Guillaume (born Robert Peter Williams; November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017) was an American actor, known for his role as Isaac Jaffe on Sports Night and as Benson on the TV series Soap and the spin-off Benson,[1] as well as for voicing the mandrill Rafiki in The Lion King.[2] In a career that spanned more than 50 years he worked extensively on stage, television and film. For his efforts he was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, and twice won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of the character Benson DuBois, once in 1979 on Soap and in 1985 on Benson. He also won a Grammy Award in 1995 for his spoken word performance of an audiobook version of The Lion King.

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By David Tracy: Here Are All The Cars Reported To Have Exploding Sunroof Problems

Hyundai Santa Fe, 37
Nissan Murano, 19
BMW 3 Series, 13
Kia Sorento, 10
Mazda3, 9
Toyota RAV4, 9
Nissan Rogue, 9
Ford Focus, 8
Ford Edge, 6
Hyundai Elantra, 6


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The Rural Blog – Heather Chapman: Mental-health help scarce in Appalachian coalfield
Untreated mental health issues can cause a “vicious cycle” for parents and children. “Those children grow up with the same mental-health issues because they’ve watched the same unhealthy relationships their whole life,” Bailey said. “It’s just a cycle of abuse and trauma.” It can also contribute to other health issues such as chronic pain and substance abuse.

To help general practitioners treat mental health patients, West Virginia University has a program called the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, which provides specialists from the college for rural health care providers to consult with. The university recently received a federal grant to provide psychiatric services through video conferences to residents in Wyoming and McDowell counties.

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I was searching for bulk peanuts to feed squirrels and found this on Walmart’s website:
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Natural unsalted peanuts in shell. Attract a variety of wildlife to your yard. High energy food source. Ideal for squirrels and other outdoor wildlife. Not for human consumption.
Natural unsalted peanuts in shell. Attract a variety of wildlife to your yard. High energy food source. Ideal for squirrels and other outdoor wildlife. Not for human consumption.
Size : 400 Ounces
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Size: 25 Lbs.


California Proposition 65 Warning: WARNING: This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.


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