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Clinton, William

William J. Clinton Born- August 19, 1946, Hope, AR 42nd US President -1993-2001 Courtesy of the Library of Congress During the administration of William Jefferson Clinton, the U.S. enjoyed more peace and economic well being than at any time in its history. He was the first Democratic president since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win a second term. He could point to the lowest unemployment rate in modern times, the lowest inflation in 30 years, the highest home ownership in the country’s history, dropping crime rates in many places, and reduced welfare roles. He proposed the first balanced budget in decades and achieved a budget surplus. As part of a plan to celebrate the millennium in 2000, Clinton called for a great national initiative to end racial discrimination. After the failure in his second year of a huge program of health care reform, Clinton shifted emphasis, declaring “the era of big government is over.” He sought legislation to upgrade education, to protect jobs of parents who must care for sick children, to restrict handgun sales, and to strengthen environmental rules. President Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe IV on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas, three months after his father died in a traffic accident. When he was four years old, his mother wed Roger Clinton, of Hot Springs, Arkansas. In high school, he took the family name. He excelled as a student and as a saxophone player and once considered becoming a professional musician. As a delegate to Boys Nation while in high school, he met President John Kennedy in the White House Rose Garden. The encounter led him to...

Central Valley Spelling Bee

Dec 9, 2002, 12:19pm Do you Know about the central valley California spelling bee? Thank you! Nicholas Nicholas, The spelling bees in your area are a little complex. Let me take you through it step by step: 1. Apparently there are seven regions that make up the Central Valley school area. 2. Each region sends out information about the spelling bee to the various school districts. 3. If your school district decides that it wants to participate, it sends out information to all of the schools. 4. The schools have to send a letter to the district telling them that they want to enter the spelling bee. 5. Then, the district sends a letter to the regional office saying that they’re going to have a district spelling bee, and the winners will be sent to the regional competition. 6. Two winners are then sent from each district from both the elementary and junior high competitions to compete at the county level. Whew! In your case the spelling bee, known as The Spell Off, is the Fresno County competition. However, there are actually seven counties that make up the Central Valley Region and each one holds it’s own spelling bee. These include Mariposa, Fesno, Tulare, Kings, Madera, and Merced.   The Fresno County competition will be held: March 19, 2015 Fresno Exhibit Hall 848 M. St Fresno, California 93721 9:00 a.m. Elementary competition, registered students check-in at 8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Jr High competition, registered students check-in by 12:45 p.m. . It will start at 9 AM and typically lasts about half of the day. The elementary students have an oral competition and the...

Hiroshima – August 6

On August 6, 1945, America dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. The devastation that followed was beyond what anyone imagined. The destruction to the area was immense, but the devastation of the people of Hiroshima was even worse.

The Fast of Ramadan

Many of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims will observe the month of Ramadan in different ways, blending their own cultural customs with Islamic traditions of prayer and fasting.