Enter Dr. Thomas A. Dooley

In 1956, LOOK magazine named Thomas Dooley as one of the year’s ten most outstanding men. Just under thirty years of age at the time, Dr. Dooley had already distinguished himself by caring for a million sick and emaciated Vietnamese refugee. When fighting broke out in the divided country of Vietnam, the northern Communist Viet …

Happy Ending?

Happy Ending?

Following an execution session, the school board ordered the principal to terminate the suspension and to send the boys back to class forthwith. Unless it could be shown that their presence disrupted the learning process, there was no reason to bar the boys. It was a bitter pill for the principal whose irritation was exacerbated …

Haircut Dilemma

The school authorities were stymied. Public opinion had been marshaled against them. No longer was it a simple case of disciplining two wayward lads. Suddenly it had taken on the appearance of a nightmare in which the principal was either hanged in effigy or pictured in cartoons making a villainous swipe at the two innocent …

The Tempest Spills Out of the Teapot

Once the newspaper got the story, the case of the longhairs became a cause celebre. Ron and Len were interviewed, seen on T.V, and regarded by their fellow students as heroes. “These are not delinquents or hoods,” one reporter wrote, “but clean-cut American boys who are being harassed by monolithic school system.” A caustic editorial …

Reading Wisely

Reading Wisely

Ini dia hari pertama petualangan menaklukan Advanced English Vocabulary dari buku 1100 Words nya Murray Bromberg, Baron Educational Series.  Sumber Bacaan 1st Week – 1st Day A youngster who reads voraciously, though indiscriminately, does not necessarily gain in wisdom over the teenager who is more selective in his reading choices. A young man who has …

Developing Vocabulary Skill Revolution

Many different methods have been developed over the years to help us increase the number of words we know. some have said we should read as much as we can, write down all the words we do not know, and then look them up in a dictionary. Other systems is involve writing down and memorizing …

Freewheel

Berawal dari lirik lagu A Whole New World : Soaring tumbling freewheeling through an endless diamond sky…. Jadi aja buka kamus karena belum ngerti juga “freewheeling” itu apa? Ternyata, freewheeling is a device that allows a bicycle wheel to revolve forward while the crank is stationary. buka kamus lagi, crank artinya engkol, putaran, atau orang …

An Unusual Strike

The baseball strike of 1994-95, which kept the public from seeing the annual World Series, was not a typical labor dispute in which low-paid workers try to persuade their employers to grant a raise above their minimum wage. On the contrary, players who earned millions of dollars yearly, who were visible on TV commercials, drove …

Terror in the Cemetery

I like to bet on anything that is exciting, so when my friends tried to tempt me with an offer, I took it. The idea was for me to spend a frigid December night in a cemetery, all alone, in order to win twenty dollars. Little did I realize that they would use dirty tricks …

My Brother, the Gentleman

The story of Sir Walter Raleigh, who spread his cloak on the ground to keep Queen Elizabeth from the hardship of crossing a muddy puddle, can qualify that nobleman for an award as a man of tact and good breeding. My brother Kenny, a bachelor with a keen interest in history, was impressed by that …