Top Song 50 Years Ago; #8

The next song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 is “Mashed Potato Time” by Dee Dee Sharp. She had already had a hit song in 1962. That was “Slow Twistin’” with Chubby Checker.  Both ’62 and ’63 were big years for Dee Dee. After that her music career mostly disappeared even though …

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Kodak News; April 16 – 20, 2012

History in the making… Bankruptcy Court Judge Allan Gropper on Monday ordered that a committee be appointed to represent Kodak retirees interests. The biggest threat for the approximately 39,000 retirees (including myself) is that health care will be eliminated.  The committee is expected to be made up of about 7-9 members. Retirees received an email …

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Possibly missing from 1940 census

I did a search in the 1940 census for my parents. I had an address from a 1940 city directory. I found the address after a fairly short search and they weren’t listed there. My mother is still living so I asked her about the home. She remember the name of the family that they …

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Preserving Books on the Internet

There was a report on the CBS news last Saturday about the Internet Archive using the internet to try to preserve a copy of every book ever published. Libraries from around the country send their old discarded books to the Internet Archive headquarters  where they digitized the book and make it available online for free. …

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Kodak News; April 9 – 13, 2012

Kodak make a filing in Bankruptcy Court on Friday for an extension of six months to put together its restructuring plan. Normally in Chapter 11 cases, a company is given 120 days from their original filing to propose their plan for a turnaround, and then 60 days beyond that get creditors to sign on. Kodak’s …

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