"For those of you with a checklist view of life, and can't make up your own mind. It would seem to be something Newsweek readers would enjoy. There are a lot of the usual places you've heard of, and then supposedly great restaurants and such (high end, of course). Pretty much places all over the world, although more in the US. You may want to get out of the car or spa a few times while checking these off. This is the first edition of the list."
"Facts that the typical 2nd to 5th grade boy would find fascinating. For instance: Mummies (that were found in post-Pharoaic times) were boiled. As they were boiled, the oils released by the mummy were skimmed off the top. This "mummy oil" was used to treat bruises."
"Each joke worse than the last one. What paper product always dozes off after lunch? the NAP-kin. What's round and found at the bottom of the ocean? A Meatball Sub.
(see below) Oh, Allison, how did you make it through 4th grade?"
"Great book - Of course, covering 13000 years of the history of 2 continents can't be anything more than a survey. Very dense (at least by the standards of the books I read), it took me 3 months to read. Makes a stab at showing both sides of all controversies (and there are many), although he comes down on the side that there were more people in America in 1491 than previously postulated."
"Biography of Jacqueline Rose Nunez Olivo, 1918 - (still alive, if the article published yesterday in the Mountain Democrat is correct), who grew up and lived near San Jose, California. No earth-shattering events in her life, in the opinion of this outsider, and maybe that's as it should be."