First-ever International Read an E-book Day is Thursday
To celebrate International Read an E-book Day, Overdrive will be giving away tablets and e-reading devices at the readanebookday.com website and through social media. Readers are asked to "tell their story of what eBooks mean to them" and use the …
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Amazon Kindle Unlimited vs. Scribd vs. Oyster: E-book subscriptions battle it out
E-book subscription services are all the rage this year, thanks in part to Amazon. The decades-old book retailer unveiled its own unlimited book subscription, Kindle Unlimited, on July 18, aiming to compete with Oyster and Scribd, comparable services …
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Daddy Yankee calls urban music an instrument for awakening social conscience
He composed that song after a Puerto Rican doctor sent a message by mobile phone saying she'd had enough of patients in a hospital waiting room who were so "ignorant they spend all day listening to Daddy Yankee" instead of reading the newspaper.
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Former Yankee Russell Martin Helps Lead the Pirates
After two seasons as a Yankee, Martin was a free-agent catcher in the winter of 2012, about to turn 30. His next team and contract would be crucial to the rest of his career. And Clint Hurdle, the Pittsburgh Pirates' manager, was making a lot of sense …
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9 Marquez e-books coming out in English
The Penguin Random House imprints Vintage Books and Vintage Espanol announced Monday that nine English-language e-books will be published Oct. 15. Besides "Love in the Time of Cholera," the releases include the novella "Chronicle of a Death …
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Apple Squandering Opportunity To Make Waves In Ebook Business?
There was no mention of ebooks or iBooks in today's Apple Apple iPhone 6 and Apple Watch unveiling presentation in Cupertino, Calif., despite the huge opportunity to capitalize on competitors' woes and the release of two new products that are possibly …
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Seoul beats Jackie Robinson West, wins Little League World Series
Jackie Robinson West, representing the Great Lakes region, was aiming to become the first Little League World Series winner from Illinois. They were held to just two hits — one each by D.J. Butler and Ed Howard — by Seoul pitchers Jae Yeong Hwang and …
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Suge Knight Among 3 Injured in West Hollywood Nightclub Shooting
Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was among three people who were shot and wounded at a West Hollywood nightclub early Sunday, authorities said. Three people were shot and wounded, including Suge Knight, at a West Hollywood nightclub on Aug.
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Ebook sales: Amazon tells Hachette to give authors more, charge readers less
Amazon has accused the publisher of JK Rowling and Ian Rankin of handing "too small a portion" of the revenue from ebooks to authors as it retaliated in a dispute that has pushed the fraught relationship between book firms and the world's largest …
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Why the Public Library Beats Amazon—for Now
Another argument against shelling out for Kindle Unlimited comes from Amazon itself: If you own a Kindle device and subscribe to Amazon Prime, you already get one e-book loan a month as part of the service. The subscription companies say their services …
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Working on My Novel – the art of literary procrastination
Working on My Novel – the art of literary procrastination. Artist Cory Arcangel has been trawling social media, looking for writers who are posting messages about their day-to-day lives when they should be slaving over their word processors. Now, he is …
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Haley Museum in Henning designated Literary Landmark
HENNING (AP) – The Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center in Henning has been designated a Literary Landmark. The designation was made by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. To celebrate the honor, the museum is …
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'The Hundred-Year House' Is Passionate And Riveting Literary Mystery
Rebecca Makkai's second novel The Hundred-Year House is a book of intellect and mystery that fuses together the genres of thriller and literary fiction with profundity and grace. Told in reverse chronological order, Makkai takes readers on a journey …
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Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do around town this weekend
Open Mike Comedy Night: 8:30 p.m. Mondays, The Other Bar, 18 Wall St., Orlando, free, 407-843-8595. Stand-up Comedy: comedy … MOUNT DORA VILLAGE MARKET: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays; Elizabeth Evans Park, 100 S. Donnelly St., Mount Dora; 352-735-1191. OCOEE …
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Community Calendar for July 25
All proceeds go to Abbie Rogers Civitan Camp. • Event: School Supply Drive, 5-8 p.m., July 25, Petal Walmart and Dirt Cheap at University Mall and 2-5 p.m., July 26, Dirt Cheap at University Mall. Sponsored by the Hattiesburg Jaycees. Supplies donated …
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Showers Grace Austin Thursday Morning
Tweet us your #SummerSelfies or post them on our Facebook wall. A weak disturbance prompted some rainfall to move into Central Texas Wednesday morning, at times, causing brief, heavy downpours. Light showers popped up on the radar as early as 5:45 …
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Chambersburg, PA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014
On July 30,1864, General John McCausland, as ordered by General Jubal Early, levied a tribute against Chambersburg, demanding $ 100,000 in gold or $ 500,000 in Yankee dollars. The consequence of not paying the demand was the firing of the town. Chambersburg residents could not pay the demand, and Chambersburg burned, becoming the only northern town burned during the Civil War.
The loss in real estate was $ 713,294.34; personal property, $ 915,137.24 and totaled $ 1,628,431.58. About $ 500,000 was paid by State appropriation, under an act of the Legislature of February 15, 1866. A second act of the Legislature of May 27, 1871 awarded each claimant a certificate for the remaining balance on losses, but these certificates were not payable until claims were paid by the United States Government. About 650 claimants received certificates.
In 1978, efforts to collect on the certificates resurfaced, when Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp wrote to President Jimmy Carter on behalf of descendants of the claimants to request the federal government make restitution. In the letter, Governor Shapp said, “Records contain no evidence indicating that the certificate was paid. We are further advised by our auditor general that there are no funds currently held by the Commonwealth to pay this claim….I respectfully make demand upon the federal government to pay this claim.” To date, the federal government has paid none of the claims.
On July 19, as part of the 150th Commemoration of the Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth of Chambersburg–several claim certificates are being exhibited at Courthouse Plaza and some will be auctioned by Gateway Gallery Auction as part of the evening’s activities. Samuel W. Crawford’s claim certificate will be available for viewing. Crawford, born in Fayetteville, was an assistant surgeon at Fort Sumter and served as a brigadier general in the Eastern Theatre, leading the Pennsylvania Reserves at the Battle of Gettysburg. Among the claims available for auction include: Isaac Allison, John M. Brown, Rev. P.S. Davis, Joseph Deckelmyer, Eli Gates, Dr. J. Montgomery Gelwicks, Sophia Hershberger, Carrie Hetrick, and George Ludwig. A mini biography of each of these Chambersburg residents can be found in “The Franklin County Civil War Damage Claims: Chambersburg Burns, Volume 1,” produced by the Franklin County Historical Society. A copy will accompany each auctioned certificate. Additional copies may be purchased at the Franklin Historical Society’s booth at the events leading up to the 9:00 PM burning.
More information about 1864: The Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth of Chambersburg is available at DoDineStayFranklinCountyPA.com/burning or by calling the Franklin County Visitors Bureau at 866.646.8060.
The Franklin County Visitors Bureau works to build awareness of the historic, cultural, recreational, and artistic value of Franklin County and its hospitality industry. 1864: The Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth of Chambersburg is one of its initiatives. For more information on Franklin County’s “do, dine & stay”, visit ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com.