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Need to be convinced Ringo was a good drummer? Try playing Beatles music. - Washington Post

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 02:58 PM PDT


Need to be convinced Ringo was a good drummer? Try playing Beatles music.
Washington Post
I was going to say that the same could be said of change ringing, but then I remembered the warning sign I saw Saturday in the bell tower of Washington National Cathedral: “A standing bell is like a loaded gun. ... The cathedral's bells — the largest ...

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International students will be housed at newly renovated Lake Merritt Lodge in ... - San Jose Mercury News

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 02:07 PM PDT


International students will be housed at newly renovated Lake Merritt Lodge in ...
San Jose Mercury News
"This being a historic building really appealed to me as a way to create a real improvement." The revival of the building ... "This is a major turnaround for this site," Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said in an interview with this newspaper. "They have ...

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Union Leaders, NAACP Hold Three Labor Day Rallies Across NC - TWC News

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 08:20 AM PDT


Union Leaders, NAACP Hold Three Labor Day Rallies Across NC
TWC News
... is too low to live on. "How am I supposed to pay my cell phone bill? How am I supposed to pay rent? I don't know," said a Durham fast food worker. Over the weekend, more than 30 churches participated in a "Labor Sabbath" to show support for NC workers.

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Orlando Bloom jets in for Down wedding of actress Flora Montgomery to London ... - Belfast Telegraph

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 07:53 AM PDT


Belfast Telegraph

Orlando Bloom jets in for Down wedding of actress Flora Montgomery to London ...
Belfast Telegraph
The 40-year-old, who has starred in TV hit Murphy's Law and the Basic Instinct 2 film, tied the knot with London restaurateur Soren Jessen in an enchanting ceremony inside the grounds of Grey Abbey church. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor, 37, was ...

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The Old Groaner: Expats getting spliced in Turkey - Today's Zaman

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 06:37 AM PDT


Today's Zaman

The Old Groaner: Expats getting spliced in Turkey
Today's Zaman
Dress still tends to be quite posh if not exactly formal, the meal is more often than not a sit-down affair and (here comes a big difference) the “sit-down” is simultaneous rather than successive; the reception will run from 8 p.m. until an hour or two ...

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Hark, hear the National Cathedral's bells - Washington Post

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 05:14 AM PDT


Hark, hear the National Cathedral's bells
Washington Post
August 31, 2014 6:18 PM EDT — Bell-ringing enthusiasts from across the U.S., U.K. and Canada converged inside the National Cathedral's tower for the annual North American Guild of Change Ringers convention this weekend. (John Kelly and Casey ...

Rekindling sparks of life in France's abandoned ghost villages - The Guardian

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 02:00 AM PDT


The Guardian

Rekindling sparks of life in France's abandoned ghost villages
The Guardian
A chapel built in 1895 and destroyed during the first world war. Photograph: Denis ... The church has lost its bells and the clock is stuck at 12.20. How many ... An appeal to the Conseil d'Etat [France's highest jurisdiction] confirmed that Celles ...

Quilt signed by Winston Churchill goes on display in Loughborough - Leicester Mercury

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 01:36 AM PDT


Quilt signed by Winston Churchill goes on display in Loughborough
Leicester Mercury
People who signed the quilt include mayors of Loughborough, shopkeepers including the Pilsbury, Grudgings and Bramley families, the Taylor family, of Taylor's Bell Foundry, the Bishop of Nottingham and the De Lisle Family. Work is continuing to trace ...

The Elliot Tower - Oaklandpostonline

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 08:33 PM PDT


The Elliot Tower
Oaklandpostonline
These bells were purchased through the Verdin Company in the Netherlands by Royal Bell foundry Petit & Fritsen. On May 9, 2014, the bells arrived on campus and the final bells were lifted into chamber on May 14, 2014. There is a carillon instrument ...

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Stem Cell Research for ALS Causes Concern in Catholic Community - TWC News

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 12:04 PM PDT


Stem Cell Research for ALS Causes Concern in Catholic Community
TWC News
CHARLOTTE—The ALS ice bucket is almost impossible to avoid online; but the challenge, specifically the type of research that it's proceeds may be funding, have some in the Catholic church giving pause. “There is some concern among a lot of Catholics ...

Trio puts together history of Droitwich - Droitwich Standard

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 06:41 AM PDT


Droitwich Standard

Trio puts together history of Droitwich
Droitwich Standard
Helen was doctor's wife, mother-of-four, bellringer, volunteer playgroup leader and qualified swimming teacher, teaching at least two generations of Droitwich children - and some adults - to swim. The pair focussed on the local history when they ...

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Photo gallery: Kessingland's church tower open day sparks interest in bell ringing - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 05:04 AM PDT


Photo gallery: Kessingland's church tower open day sparks interest in bell ringing
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
We need as many as we can get really.” The tower of St Edmund's is 96ft tall and one its bells is about 400 years old. Mr Parker said he started the annual tower open days about 25 years ago to attract new bell-ringers, who hold practice sessions at ...

The Other Rock History - Interlochen

Posted: 30 Aug 2014 04:27 PM PDT


The Other Rock History
Interlochen
"I heard church bells ringing." It's a song about a woman whose lover is marrying somebody else. She's in the church — maybe she's standing just outside the church, maybe she's on the street — and she has to experience this tragedy for her. "I heard ...

Evesham set to host first ever Cyclefest - Evesham Observer

Posted: 30 Aug 2014 05:56 AM PDT


Evesham set to host first ever Cyclefest
Evesham Observer
Cyclefest spans three weekends during September with funds raised going towards the town's Evesham Bell Tower Appeal. The historic event gets underway next weekend (Saturday, September 6) with the first of three events - The Big One - which will see ...

Bell-ringer Annie saddles up to keep church bells ringing - Somerset County Gazette

Posted: 29 Aug 2014 11:16 PM PDT


Bell-ringer Annie saddles up to keep church bells ringing
Somerset County Gazette
“Little Meadow Riding School have been amazing and provided all of our transport when we have needed it. “Despite lots of different factors we got through it all.” The ride was organised by Pearl Jeanes, the education officer for the bell ringers in ...

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