Whats the name of the book about a ghost from the underground railroad times?

Question by Ya: Whats the name of the book about a ghost from the underground railroad times?
theres this book i read in school a few years ago. it was about a ghost from the underground railroad times that haunted a boys room each night. does anyone know what it is called?

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Answer by tiandron
The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton
“The House of Dies Drear is a young adult novel by American author Virginia Hamilton. Dies Drear was first published 1968, and is a ghost story (maybe!) and a mystery (definitely!), told mostly from the point of view of Thomas Small, a thirteen-year-old boy. It’s set in an isolated, old house full of secret passageways and hidden tunnels. The house used to be a ‘station’ on the Underground Railroad, the name given to a network of people dedicated to helping American slaves escape from their masters and reach freedom in the pre-Civil War era”

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Be the BIG Difference! Parents of disabled children talk about short breaks (Short version)

Be the BIG Difference! A full-length DVD of 7 films designed to inspire people to become Short Break Carers for disabled young people is available from www.sharedcarenetwork.org.uk See the video for more details!

For Those About to Protest Bilderberg, We Salute You!!

On the Sunday, May 27 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex reports from the road as the Infowars team heads to Chantilly, Virginia, to cover this year’s Bilderberg meeting. In 2008, the Bilderberg Mafia also met in Chantilly, not far from Washington DC, and it was reported that Obama and Hillary Clinton secretly attended the confab to get their marching orders. Although Bilderberg meetings are held in France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Denmark, England, Scotland, Norway, and other locations around the world, the pattern prior a US election is to hold the globalist confab in the United States. www.infowars.com www.prisonplanet.tv twitter.com www.facebook.com [Check out Alex’s New Social Network-‘Planet Infowars’ planet.infowars.com

how can i add on to this to make a paragraph with about six sentences?

Question by Mom L: how can i add on to this to make a paragraph with about six sentences?
In spite of it all, I realized how different Virginia and
California’s weather conditions were.

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Answer by oldretiredfart
for instance, in California during the daytime it is______________ and __________, while in Virginia it is __________ and __________. during the night in December it is __________ in California and __ in Virginia. in the summer it is ___in north Calif and ______ in south Calif, and __in east Virginia and _______ in the western part of the state.

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VIMS David Rudders (right) talks with Virginia Sea Grant-funded research Donna Bilkovich (left) about her turtle mapping. ©Will Sweatt/VASG

VIMS David Rudders (right) talks with Virginia Sea Grant-funded research Donna Bilkovich (left) about her turtle mapping. ©Will Sweatt/VASG
Virginia Network
Image by Virginia Sea Grant
On Wednesday February 1, Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) held its 3rd annual Project Participants’ Symposium—a meeting that enables VASG partners to network and learn while helping to plan the future of VASG. About 100 researchers, students, and other partners gathered in Richmond for the Symposium, which was followed by the annual Seafood & Wine Reception. The Reception, cosponsored by VASG and the Virginia Seafood Council, drew more than 200 attendees, including VASG institutional partners, state legislators, and agency representatives.

Read more about the 2012 Symposium at bit.ly/2012vasgsym

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Soulforce About to Deliver Invitations

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Soulforce About to Deliver Invitations
Colleges In Virginia
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Two Equality Riders, Josh Polycarpe and Jarrett Lucas, are about to enter campus to deliver invitations to a public presentation and dialogue. They would be arrested by the Virginia State Police.

The Soulforce Equality Ride traveled to Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, to attempt to dialogue with students about the college’s religious-based discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender students. The Riders and dozens of community members, who were committed to and trained for nonviolence, were barred from campus and met with more than 100 armed state police.

For coverage and an excellent short video on the nonviolent vigil for queer rights at Patrick Henry College, see "Young, Gay Christians, On a Bumpy Bus Ride," in The Washington Post, April 13, 2007. An account and video from a Rider is available at www.interstateq.com/archives/1978/, and more photos can be found at www.adambritt.net/photos/Events/PHC.html.

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Soulforce About to Deliver Invitations

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Soulforce About to Deliver Invitations
Colleges In Virginia
Image by quixoticlife
Two Equality Riders, Josh Polycarpe and Jarrett Lucas, are about to enter campus to deliver invitations to a public presentation and dialogue. They would be arrested by the Virginia State Police.

The Soulforce Equality Ride traveled to Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, to attempt to dialogue with students about the college’s religious-based discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender students. The Riders and dozens of community members, who were committed to and trained for nonviolence, were barred from campus and met with more than 100 armed state police.

For coverage and an excellent short video on the nonviolent vigil for queer rights at Patrick Henry College, see "Young, Gay Christians, On a Bumpy Bus Ride," in The Washington Post, April 13, 2007. An account and video from a Rider is available at www.interstateq.com/archives/1978/, and more photos can be found at www.adambritt.net/photos/Events/PHC.html.

John Denver’s song whose lyrics say west Virginia, is he talking about WestVa or Western Va?

Question by mulderlx: John Denver’s song whose lyrics say west Virginia, is he talking about WestVa or Western Va?
I heard this as a bit of trivia, but is this bit of trivia also a myth?

Best answer:

Answer by MixedMetaphor
West Virginia

“Almost heaven, West Virginia,
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River.
Life is old there, older than the trees,
Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze.”

Those are the country roads that he wanted to take him home. Not the ones we have in Virginia.

Denver didn’t write this song, in fact, when he recorded it he had never even been to West Virginia. Two musicians, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert, wrote it while driving to Maryland — they’d never been to West Virginia either! Danoff got his inspiration from postcards sent to him by a friend who DID live there.

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How do I go about getting all the computer certifications?

Question by nutaskeet: How do I go about getting all the computer certifications?
I would like to get all the certifications for computers and network engineering such as A+, Network+, Security+, CNA, CNE, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, SCSA, SCNA, Linux+. I have looked into Virginia College, but the two year associates costs more than my 5 years I spent getting my four year degree. Can this be done on my own? Reading and taking tests? How will be the best way for me to get into this field without spending $ 35,000?

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Answer by ilan
I’d search for local insitutions offering just to take the test, buy the books on ebay or amazon, study hard and just attend the test. Some places maty even offer courses as an optional alternative to going to a college for these certs, cert tests you can take with just paying for the exam, the lessons and studying and such you have to do on your own unless you want to include classes in your budget.

Yellow Pages or Google local places to take these certs, there should be many.

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What do you think about this email hacked from the Climate Research Center?

Question by Classical Liberal (libertarian): What do you think about this email hacked from the Climate Research Center?
The Climatic Research Unit is a component of the University of East Anglia U.K. and is one of the leading institutions concerned with the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change.

It has around thirty research scientists and students and has developed a number of the data sets widely used in climate research, including the global temperature record used to monitor the state of the climate system, as well as statistical software packages and climate models.

From: Phil Jones
To: ray bradley ,mann@virginia.edu, mhughes@ltrr.arizona.edu
Subject: Diagram for WMO Statement
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 13:31:15 +0000
Cc: k.briffa@uea.ac.uk,t.osborn@uea.ac.uk

Dear Ray, Mike and Malcolm,
Once Tim’s got a diagram here we’ll send that either later today or first thing tomorrow. I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline. Mike’s series got the annual land and marine values while the other two got April-Sept for NH land N of 20N. The latter two are real for 1999, while the estimate for 1999 for NH combined is +0.44C wrt 61-90. The Global estimate for 1999 with data through Oct is +0.35C cf. 0.57 for 1998. Thanks for the comments, Ray.

Cheers
Phil

Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email p.jones@uea.ac.uk
NR4 7TJ
UK

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Answer by liberal_60
I think it is insignificant. The deniers don’t have a clue as to what he is actually saying. They pick up on a couple of words in the email that sound as if Jones is being deceptive, and conclude that thousands of studies over the last 10 years are deceptions. If you want to understand what he is actually saying, spend some time looking at it carefully and doing some research.

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