Monthly Archives: November 2006

Interstellar Preparedness Is Hip

As if you didn’t have enough to do already, now we have to start packing for Jupiter . Stephen Hawking  has declared what we all know is inevitable: Humankind must begin colonizing space because we are vulnerable here with no… Continue reading

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Buzzword: Security

De Mel, Securitas. Security from honey. The common bumblebee has been enlisted  in the quest for peace . Scientists have trained honeybees to react when they sniff out explosives. It is unclear whether or not the bees suffer if the… Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day Fire, 1982

Guided by History completes a triptych on the “Great Thanksgiving Fire” of 1982 that destroyed a block of iconic buildings in downtown Minneapolis. (Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.) Witnesses claim they heard a man say to… Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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A Fire That Stays With You

Guided by History continues a week-long memoir of the “Great Thanksgiving Fire” of 1982. The fire destroyed a block of downtown Minneapolis, including the Northwestern National Bank Building. NWB was an icon in the region to thousands of employees,… Continue reading

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The Psyche On Fire

Guided by History continues a week-long memoir of the “Great Thanksgiving Fire” of 1982. The blaze destroyed a block of downtown Minneapolis, including the Northwestern National Bank Building. NWB was an icon in the region to thousands of employees,… Continue reading

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Preparedness Lessened Fire’s Rage

This week, Guided by History takes a look back at the “Thanksgiving Day Fire” of 1982, which devoured a block of downtown Minneapolis. The Northwestern National Bank Building, a fixture in the city, was destroyed. A magnificent new tower… Continue reading

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This Just In …

According to the news , they barely felt the ‘quake in Japan on Wednesday (Thursday there—no, wait …) before tsunami warnings got everyone to safety. Then, the tsunami traveled all the way from Asia to California and —WHAM!—struck Crescent City ,… Continue reading

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Those Wonderful, Boring Archives …

If your kids have been bad, make them read this post. They’ll think twice about giving brussels sprouts  to the dog, I’ll tell ya. So I’m in the Wells Fargo Archives the other day, and what do I find?… Continue reading

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Relief Available As Drought Continues?

According to USA Today , the drought that has tormented the Great Plains  the last few years is starting to ease. But as we wrote last summer, drought has such a wide area of impact and is of such duration… Continue reading

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