Archive for May 29th, 2013

WORLD’S OLDEST TORAH SCROLL FOUND

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(ABC) Rome-An Italian professor believes he has found the world’s oldest and most complete Torah scroll safely tucked away in the archives of University of Bologna,
the oldest university in the Western world.

The ancient scroll of Judaism’s most important text is almost 120 feet long and made
of sheep skin.

The manuscript had been stored in the university’s library at least since the 18th century, but had been incorrectly dated and had remained unnoticed.

On Tuesday the university released a statement announcing that Mauro Perani, who
has been professor of Hebrew at the university since 1977, came upon the scroll while compiling the library catalogue and has since been able to date it somewhere between 
the 12th and 13th centuries.

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University of Bologna, one of the largest in Italy.

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AVIATORS PLANE FOUND?

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Amelia Earhart

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(Fox News) – A grainy sonar image (above) captured off an uninhabited tropical
island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati might represent the remains
of the Electra, the two-engine aircraft legendary aviator Amelia Earhart was piloting
when she vanished on July 2, 1937 in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.

Released by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), which
has long been investigating Earhart’s last, fateful flight, the images show an "anomaly" resting at the depth of about 600 feet in the waters off Nikumaroro island, some
350 miles southeast of Earhart’s target destination, Howland Island.

 

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Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed L-10E Electra NR16020

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GET ANSWERS AT ELECTRONIC SPEED! ~ 1951

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Sandy Kozel

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LISA WHELCHEL TURNED 50 TODAY

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Mousekeeter Lisa Whelchel

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Lisa Diane Whelchel is best remembered as portraying Blair Warner on the 
NBC television series The Facts of Life (1979-1988). She became a member
of The New Mickey Mouse Club in the mid 1970s.

In 1984,Whelcher was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best inspirational
Performance
for her contemporary Christian album, All Because of You. She
has also been a regular speaker with Women of Faith Christian conferences
since 2009. 

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