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130 Year Old Recordings By Alexander Graham Bell Restored
2011-12-27 12:42:09

Scientists, journalists and curators have all had to opportunity to listen to audio-recordings made by Alexander Graham Bell 130 years ago. A man's voice in the recording can be heard reading "to be or not to be“¦" from William Shakespeare's Hamlet on a green wax disc. The early audio recordings had been packed away and considered obsolete at the Smithsonian Institution for over a century.  However, new technology has allowed the recordings to be recovered so they...

2011-11-04 07:00:00

AG Bell has partnered with The Townsend Group to sell its exhibits, sponsorship and advertising Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 04, 2011 The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell), the international organization committed to advancing the outcome of listening and spoken language for children who are deaf and hard of hearing, has retained The Townsend Group to sell its exhibits, sponsorships and advertising. Founded in 1983, The Townsend Group works...

2011-03-09 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) THURSDAY, MARCH 10: TELEPHONE INVENTED Profile America -- Thursday, March 10th. For many Americans, trying to envision life without our various telephones would be like trying to live without indoor plumbing. The telephone is 135 years old today. That's when Alexander Graham Bell made the first...

2009-10-30 06:45:00

PALM COAST, Fla., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In his provocative new nonfiction, "The Tangled Web Of Patent #174465" (published by AuthorHouse), noted author and researcher Russell A. Pizer sets out to prove that an Italian-American named Antonio Meucci was the inventor of the telephone, as opposed to Alexander Graham Bell, who has long been credited for creating the ubiquitous device. Unbiased and meticulously researched, "The Tangled Web Of Patent #174465" is a story of fraud, collusions,...

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2009-05-11 17:35:00

Kiefer Sutherland's attorney says the actor was not an instigator or a wrongdoer in a recent alleged altercation in New York in which he faces charges. The 24 star was charged last week with misdemeanor assault after Proenza Schouler co-designer Jack McCollough reportedly accused Sutherland of head-butting him at a Manhattan nightclub after the pair exchanged words May 4. We are troubled by the untruthful and self-serving information circulating regarding Kiefer Sutherland and events of last...

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2009-05-07 21:20:00

Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland has been charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with an alleged altercation in Manhattan. Fashion designer Jack McCollough reportedly has accused Sutherland, the star of the popular TV series 24, of head-butting him after a verbal altercation. The incident allegedly happened early Tuesday morning in a Manhattan nightclub. Published reports said Sutherland lost his temper when McCollough collided with actress Brooke Shields and failed to apologize....

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2009-05-07 14:20:40

Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland is expected to turn himself in to New York City prosecutors in connection with an alleged altercation in Manhattan. Police told New York 1 that fashion designer Jack McCollough has accused Sutherland, the star of the popular TV series 24, of heat-butting him after a verbal altercation. The incident allegedly happened early Tuesday morning in a Manhattan nightclub. New York 1 reported on its Web site that Sutherland is expected to be charged with third-degree...

2008-09-17 15:00:23

CARTHAGE - Cape Breton fiddler Wendy MacIsaac and guitarist Patrick Gills will take the stage Thursday, Sept. 25, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center. A sought-after fiddler, piano player and step dancer, MacIsaac has toured worldwide for the last 10 years with Mary Jane Lamond, Ashley MacIsaac and Beolach, her band, and as a solo performer. Her recordings include "The Reel Thing," 1994; "That's What You Get," 1996; and her latest album, "Timeline," 2003. Beolach recorded a self-titled...

2008-08-21 18:00:34

By SCOTT A. MAY Another in a long line of disposable horror flicks, "Mirrors" proves as difficult to watch as it is easy to forget. How this shoddy fright fest kept from sinking straight to video release is anyone's guess. Kiefer Sutherland plays Ben Carson, a former NYPD detective suspended from the force because of his involvement in a fatal shooting. A recovering alcoholic, Ben is also separated from his wife, Amy (Paula Patton), and two young children. Desperate to get his life back...

2006-08-27 22:50:18

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kiefer Sutherland won the Emmy Award as best actor in a drama series on Sunday for his role as never-say-die government agent Jack Bauer on the Fox network's hit espionage thriller "24." Sutherland, son of actor Donald Sutherland, had been nominated for five straight years for the same role but this marked his first triumph in competition for U.S. television's top honor.


Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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