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Pension changes with cost-of-living increases may swell Ohio teacher retirements

Pension changes with cost-of-living increases may swell Ohio teacher retirements | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Education leaders in Ohio are expecting a wave of teacher retirements in the coming months.
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Heartbreaking Scene at Home of Slain Canadian Soldier's Family

Heartbreaking Scene at Home of Slain Canadian Soldier's Family | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Canadian parliament observed a moment of silence today for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, the solider who was slain by a gunman in Ottawa on Wednesday.
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Pre-Search and Mindmapping to Narrow a Topic Focus

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Pre-Search and Mindmapping to Narrow a Topic Focus
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Written Conversation Strategies PD with Our NHS Faculty

Written Conversation Strategies PD with Our NHS Faculty | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
My fellow librarian Jennifer Lund and I were delighted yesterday to have the opportunity to do an hour PD session on Harvey Daniels' written conversation strategies with our NHS Faculty.  Roug...
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The Georgia State eReserves Case Appeal Decision: a practical guide for librarians

The Georgia State eReserves Case Appeal Decision: a practical guide for librarians | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Last Friday the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its opinion on the Georgia State (GSU) eReserves Case. The Cambridge University Press et. al. v. Patton ruling (the case's formal name) sou...
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Scanner Chatter: Terry Labonte conversation after his final race

Scanner Chatter: Terry Labonte conversation after his final race | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Terry Labonte's first interview after running his final Cup race.
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11 Clever Ways to Maximize Space in Every Room of your Home

11 Clever Ways to Maximize Space in Every Room of your Home | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In every home there is the need for more space. Regardless of how small your apartment or how large your mountain estate villa is, we all seek the need for
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Oscar de la Renta Dies

Oscar de la Renta Dies | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
OSCAR DE LA RENTA has died. The NY-based designer passed away at home last night after a long battle with cancer. He was 82.
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R.I. man beats stage 4 pancreatic cancer

R.I. man beats stage 4 pancreatic cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
PROVIDENCE — Brown University hosts Cornell this Saturday in football, and Raymond Sabella will be in his usual seat along the 30-yard line, another guy in the ubiquitous Brown cap and sweatshirt, but his appearance there is nonetheless extraordinary.
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Iconic Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

Iconic Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Legendary fashion designer Oscar De La Renta has died, a family member told ABC News.
He was 82.
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Man sentenced for killing Atlanta firefighter, dad of triplets

Man sentenced for killing Atlanta firefighter, dad of triplets | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Life wasn’t about relaxing for Frank Guinn. Run 30 miles a week? Sure. A 56-mile bike ride? No problem.
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Pair-Share Interviews on Pre-Search Mindmaps and Topic Triangles + Large Group Share Out

October 20-21, 2014
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New CDC Ebola guidelines will be "more stringent," NIH expert says

New CDC Ebola guidelines will be "more stringent," NIH expert says | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Dr. Anthony Fauci said the possibility of exposure to health care workers is higher with procedures performed in the U.S.
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​Aging in America: Stuck in the middle

​Aging in America: Stuck in the middle | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Family members often serve as caregivers for the tens of millions of elderly Americans who aren't rich or poor enough to obtain necessary long-term care
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5 things to know about the partial eclipse today

5 things to know about the partial eclipse today | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Don’t panic if it starts to get darker than usual around 6 p.m. today, it’s just a partial solar eclipse.
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Blackmon: School testing regimen is a crippling lunacy

Georgia will pay CTB/McGraw-Hill, which bills itself as "one of the nation's leading educational assessment partners" more than $100 million over the next five years to develop the yet-another-new-testing-scheme called Georgia Milestones.
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Simple Yet Powerful Formative Assessment of IR with Sarah Rust

Simple Yet Powerful Formative Assessment of IR with Sarah Rust | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Every Wednesday is Independent Reading (IR) day here in our Language Arts classes here at NHS.  Today, Language Arts teacher Sarah Rust, one of our awesome collaborative partners, did this very sim...
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Takata Airbag Update: Toyota and GM Expand Recalls, Chewing Gum Found Inside Inflator

Takata Airbag Update: Toyota and GM Expand Recalls, Chewing Gum Found Inside Inflator | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
General Motors and Toyota are expanding an airbag recall for the third time to replace inflators that could explode and shoot shrapnel during deployment. This latest recall is due to a still-undetermined problem affecting at least 10 manufacturers. Among Toyota-built products, the affected models are 2002–2005 Lexus SC430 and Toyota Sequoia, plus the 2003–2005 Tundra, […]
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Husband, wife die day apart after 73-year marriage

When Helen Auer died on Wednesday, she was sitting in her chair. Her husband of 73 years came into the room and knew right away.
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Why Houses Are Getting Smaller

Why Houses Are Getting Smaller | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Are you one of the millions who have down-sized recently? Why is there a trend towards buying and building smaller homes? Here we examine some of the main reasons why houses are getting smaller, and offer great images for small home inspiration.
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Oscar de la Renta, Who Clothed Stars and Became One, Dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta, Who Clothed Stars and Became One, Dies at 82 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Mr. de la Renta dressed the wives of four American presidents and untold numbers of women.
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Librarians Are Dedicated to User Privacy. The Tech They Have to Use Is Not.

Librarians Are Dedicated to User Privacy. The Tech They Have to Use Is Not. | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Adobe has made it extremely easy for unwanted eyes to read over the shoulders of library patrons. Last week reports surfaced about how Adobe’s Digital Editions e-book software collects and transmits information about readers in plain text. That insecure transmission allows the government, corporations, or potential hackers to intercept information...
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Click here to support Kimberly and Frank Guinn Family Fund by April Ebbert Grow

Click here to support Kimberly and Frank Guinn Family Fund by April Ebbert Grow | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Kimberly Guinn lost her husband and the love of her life in a tragic accident. Frank was practicing for a half triathalon in New Orleans when he and his brother-in-law were rear-ended by a car. Frank was killed and Andrew is in critical condition. The two enjoyed training and competing together. ...
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To the young and bright, the ATL is yesterday’s news | Jay Bookman

To the young and bright, the ATL is yesterday’s news | Jay Bookman | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Jay Bookman is a columnist and blogger at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues and state and local politics. Jay Bookman generally writes about government and politics, with an occasional foray into other aspects of life as time, space and opportunity allow.
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Lynda Bellingham, actor and presenter, dies aged 66

Lynda Bellingham, actor and presenter, dies aged 66 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Actor who played mother in long-running Oxo advertisements died in her husband’s arms after suffering from cancer
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New Ebola Guidelines For Hospitals to Require Full Body Cover

New, more stringent hospital guidelines for treating Ebola patients will require full body coverings and mandate that health care workers be monitored while taking on and off protective garb.
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