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The stakes and dangers of the crisis in North Korea are significantly larger than has been discussed in the media so far.

Vernuccio’s View: Dangers, Stakes of North Korea Are Vast

The stakes and dangers of the crisis in North Korea are significantly larger than has been discussed in the media so far. Those dangers are not restricted to North Korea’s direct actions. The realities  are deeply worrisome.  Hopes that the United […]

by · May 3, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
Teacher Appreciation Week

Profile America: Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 2 — Before the school year draws to a close and summer vacation takes over, it’s time to say thanks to America’s teachers. Today is Teacher Appreciation Day, falling on the second day of Teacher Appreciation Week. The goal […]

by · May 2, 2017 · Profile America
Matters of Faith: Just  a Touch!

Matters of Faith: Just a Touch!

Luke 5:12-16 (NKJV) “And it happened when He was in a certain city, that behold, a man who was full of leprosy saw Jesus; and he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, ‘Lord, if You are willing, You […]

by · April 30, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Profile America: Temporary Disability Insurance

Profile America: Temporary Disability Insurance

Saturday, April 29 — Health insurance and its affordability has been a topic of political contention mostly in the past two decades, but the social need was recognized much earlier. On this date in 1942, Rhode Island became the first state […]

une 26, 1896: first movie theater opens in u.s. -- charges $0.10 vs. today at $15. Credit: scoopnest.com

Profile America: The First Movie Theater

Friday, April 28 — For over a century, going to the movies has been one of the most popular ways people all across the country enjoy themselves. The first time a paying American audience assembled to watch a motion picture was […]

by · April 28, 2017 · Profile America
1981: The first integrated mouse intended for use with a personal computer makes its appearance with the Xerox Star workstation. Credit: Wired

Profile America: The Mighty Mouse

Thursday, April 27 — For many years, the word “mouse” commonly evoked thoughts of Mickey. But that association began to be eclipsed on this date in 1981 when the Xerox Corporation, then a major developer, introduced the mouse to the commercial […]

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The First Americans: Hispanics

Wednesday, April 26 — The first baby of European parentage born on the shores of the future United States came into this then-New World in 1566. Martin de Argȕelles Jr. was born to a soldier father, who had brought his wife, […]

Vernuccio’s View: The Media’s Strange Silence About Venezuela

Vernuccio’s View: The Media’s Strange Silence About Venezuela

There is a reason why the U.S. media downplays the Venezuelan tragedy, in which extreme shortages of food, medicine and basic supplies such as toilet paper are compounded by an authoritarian government that denies essential rights to its citizenry. By […]

by · April 26, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
A Higher Power: Solar Battery Invented

A Higher Power: Solar Battery Invented

Tuesday, April 25 — On this date in 1954, Bell Laboratories in New York announced the prototype manufacture of a new solar battery, or what we now call a solar cell. The new cell was capable of a 6 percent energy […]

by · April 25, 2017 · Profile America, Technology
Profile America: Public Health

Profile America: Public Health

Monday, April 24 — Early America certainly was a simpler society than that which we have today, but some of today’s familiar institutions were part of the national experience over 220 years ago. On this date in 1795, the city of […]

by · April 24, 2017 · Profile America
Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb

ETHICS REFORM: RESTORING THE PUBLIC’S TRUST

WE’RE A LONG WAY FROM RESTORING THE PUBLIC’S TRUST by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) Earlier this week, the governor indicated he doesn’t believe the Legislature has the “political will” to pass ethics reform. That assumption is simply […]

by · April 23, 2017 · Op Ed
Matters of Faith: GOOD AND FAITHFUL ALL THE WAY!

Matters of Faith: GOOD AND FAITHFUL ALL THE WAY!

Matthew 25:23 (KJV) His Lord said unto him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” In the […]

by · April 23, 2017 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion
Profile America: Boston Latin — The First Public School

Profile America: Boston Latin — The First Public School

Sunday, April 23 — America’s first — and oldest — school is celebrating its 382nd birthday today. The Boston Latin School started in 1635 with a handful of students meeting in the headmaster’s home. Stressing a classical education and the development […]

Classic Coca Cola logo

New Coke Wasn’t the Real Thing

Saturday, April 22 — On this date 32 years ago, executives at one of America’s and the world’s most famous consumer brands were confidently looking forward to the morrow. After much research, experimentation and extensive taste testing, a reformulated Coca-Cola was […]

by · April 22, 2017 · Profile America
Profile America: First Health Insurance

Profile America: First Health Insurance

Friday, April 21 — Health insurance coverage has been a major topic of media and political interest for the past decade or so, but the concept goes back 170 years. The Massachusetts Health Insurance Company of Boston was organized on this […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Profile America