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Month: March 2013

THE SKYSCRAPER THAT DIDN’T BLOW OVER

THE SKYSCRAPER THAT DIDN’T BLOW OVER

The Citigroup Center is a skyscraper located on Lexington Avenue in New York City. It is one of the ten tallest skyscrapers in New York City. Standing 59 fours high is 915 feet into the sky. The structural engineer was William LeMessuirier (pronounced "La Measure"). The building has a very distinctive 45° angle and it rests upon four massive 114 feet tall stilts located at the center of each side rather than the corners. This unique design was required because it had to be…

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HOLLIS BARNETT 1907 – 1990

HOLLIS BARNETT 1907 – 1990

My father in law, Hollis Barnett died on March 22nd 1990. He was a unique and wonderful man. You canread about his extraordinary wife Betty Barnett and more about this couple whoI grew to love. https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2010/03/i-write-this-in-memory-of-my-wifes-father-hollis-hall-barnett-whodied-in-puyallup-washington-on-march-22-1990-at-the-a.html Hollis Hall Barnett died in Puyallup, Washington on March 22, 1990 at the age of 83. Hollis was born inBuckley, Washington on May 3, 1907 and spent his younger years at Mt. Rainier National Park where his father, Herman "Herm" Burke Barnett, was a…

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THE “FEEL, FELT, FOUND” TECHNIQUE

THE “FEEL, FELT, FOUND” TECHNIQUE

I was reading an article about a man in show business who is a master pickpocket among other talents. It described a woman accusing him of having stolen missing rings during a performance and how he dealt with it. The article said "he was using an old sales technique called 'feel, felt, found' in responding" I had a vague recollection of reading about this technique before, but couldn't remember what it meant so I looked it up.  What I learned…

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REFLECTIONS ON CURRENT NEWS REPORTS

REFLECTIONS ON CURRENT NEWS REPORTS

Defeated candidate Mitt Romney and his wife have opened up to the media regarding their views on his loss to Mr. Obama. Mr Romney blamed the vote of blacks and Hispanics as the cause of his losing. His wife Ann pointed to the misrepresentations of the news media as the cause of his loss. When I read this in the newspaper I thought about Adlai Stevenson's response when he was asked how he felt after losing his race for president. He…

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PETER BABAROVICH 1861 – 1935

PETER BABAROVICH 1861 – 1935

My maternal grandfather Peter (Petar) Babarovich was born April 12, 1861 inthe village of Splitska on the island of Brac in the Adriatic Sea. He died inAnacortes, Washington March 5, 1935. For his family history see:  http://www.paulluvera.com/weblog/2011/03/peter.html The picture is of my maternal grandparents Peter and Marija. They had seven children all of whom, except my mother Mary, were born in ona small island Brac off the coast near Split, Croatia. I've written about the families  journey from the old country to America before as…

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