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This Week in Boomer History: Kasparov vs. Deep Blue … Nightly Newscast … Peanuts RIP

Posted on 02/9/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

PoliticsNotable events from our shared experience On Feb. 10, 1989, Ron Brown becomes the first African American to head a major U.S. political party. Later named U.S. secretary of commerce — also the first African American to hold that post — Brown dies in a 1996 plane crash in Croatia. What’s the opposite of a love letter? On Valentine’s Day 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issues a “fatwa” encouraging Muslims to kill author Salman Rushdie for blasphemy in his novel The …

This Week in Boomer History: February 3 — 9

Posted on 02/2/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

PoliticsNoteworthy events from our shared experience. On Feb. 3, 2005, Alberto Gonzales wins Senate confirmation and is sworn in as the nation’s first Hispanic attorney general. He was also the first Hispanic to serve as White House counsel. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (“The Big Bopper”) are killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, on Feb. 3, 1959 — “the day the music died” in Don McLean’s song “American Pie.” Mark Zuckerberg launches Thefacebook at Harvard on Feb. 4, 2004. Ten …

Phone Cramming – The Scamming Epidemic Sweeping Illinois

Posted on 03/1/2012 by | All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Money & SavingsGood morning everyone – Jenn here from the communications team.  Wanted to give you all a heads up on a really shady practice going on in Illinois (and other states) called phone cramming. What is phone cramming you ask?  No it’s not when you threaten to do something unmentionable with your teenager’s phone if you see them texting one more time under the dinner table… Ever received a call to renew your free online yellow pages listing for a listing …