Tuesday • April 24, 2012 — D1
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Kids Speak Out
I was visiting the moon when.... I was visiting the moon when all of a sudden aliens ran out from under a bunch of rocks. They ran onto my spaceship and tried to take off but I tied five giants rocks on the ship. When they realized they can’t fly they got out of the spaceship and attacked me. But I threw them off of me and untied the space ship. Then I jumped into the space ship and right before I took off they said, “We just wanted someone to wrestle with.” So I took them back to Earth to wrestle with me. Carson J. Swartz, 10 Mt. Holly Elementary School Fourth Grade
I was visiting the moon when my family told me to come down. I didn’t. I ran across the moon, but then I got tired and had to rest, so they caught me. Lacey Klusovsky, 7 Red Mill Elementary School First Grade I was visiting the moon when my space shuttle broke down, and the next thing I knew I found all the people that went missing in the Burmuda Triangle. I saved them and fixed my shuttle and went back to earth. Trevor Henderson, 10 (Winner) Fishing Creek Elementary Fourth Grade
I was visiting the moon when a black hole sucked us in. I was hoping I wouldn’t get torn apart, but all of a sudden the black hole stopped. We were in a new dimension. Or at least I thought so. We were back in time. I was standing in Egyptian clothes. My friends were in the same clothing. We were all in cloth pants and shorts instead of space suits. I knew we shouldn’t have gone to the moon! We visited a pyramid and went to bed. When we woke up, we were at school. I wonder how that happened! Marcus Wallco, 9 (Winner) Upper Allen Elementary School Fourth Grade
I was visiting the moon when my dog woke me up! I was trying to get a good night’s sleep, but my dog could not get to bed. When we got to bed, I went to the moon and it was fun, but I missed my dog. Mikayla Rosencrance, 6 Red Mill Elementary School First Grade
I was visiting the moon when Harry Potter and Hermoine Granger and Ron Weasley were on the moon. And they were doing Reducto and Ekspector Patronum! Shelby, 8 Bellaire Elementary School Second Grade
I was visiting the moon when I saw an alien ship and threw a rock at it and it started shooting lasers at me. Jaden Henline, 9 Fishing Creek Elementary Fourth Grade
I was visiting the moon when an alien attacked me and my ship. He said, “Bee, boo, bop” and I think he said I was a weirdo. What should I do? Should I use my laser gun? Kayleigh Beck, 9 Fishing Creek Elementary Third Grade
I was visiting the moon when an alien shot me down. My ship was destroyed but I was OK. I shot him. Then a bunch of aliens came. Then back up came and helped me. Zane Baker, 8 Hillside Elementary School Second Grade
I was visiting the moon when my space car ran out of fuel. But a pink space dog came with some fuel. Brayden Poff, 9 Fishing Creek Elementary Fourth Grade
I was visiting the moon when my friend saw a cloud. She thought it was cotton candy. I tried to stop her, but I was too late. She took a bit out of the cloud and said, “Blaah!” Then we saw a very pretty star. She asked if she could take it. I told her, “Of course not.” Then she asked if the moon was a floating blob of cheese. I said, “NO!” When I left the moon, I forgot her there. Five days later ... I came back to see her eating the moon and taking pieces with her. I said, “What do you think you’re doing??” She said, “I was hungry!” So, I said, “Let’s go home and get some real food!” It took 24 hours, but we made it home safely. Helaline McNeil Rumbo, 7 St. Patrick School Second Grade
I was visiting the moon when an alien came up to me and said, “You have to come with me.” And then I went with him. He took me to his space shuttle. His space shuttle was creepy. When I stepped into the space shuttle it was filled with aliens. I was so afraid. Then when the aliens were sleeping I sneaked out. Dillon Wakefield Newville Elementary School Second Grade
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Tell Me A Story
The maiden of the mist A Seneca Indian tale Adapted by Amy Friedman Illustrated by Jillian Gilliland
Once upon a time there lived a young girl called LelaWala, daughter of Chief Eagle Eye of the Seneca people. When she was still very young, Lela-Wala married. But, alas, her husband died, and the poor girl could not find her way through her sorrow. One day, she stepped into her canoe and paddled along the Niagara River. Without thinking, she paddled into the swift current. Soon the rough waves caught her canoe and hurtled it into the falls. Down she and her canoe tumbled, over those roaring falls. As she fell, Heno, the God of Thunder and Lightning who lived beneath the falls, caught her in his arms and carried her to his home. This was a quiet cave nestled behind the falls, safe from the raging waters. There Heno and his sons tended to the sad girl, healing her wounds. As time passed, even her heart began to heal. Lela-Wala and one of Heno’s sons fell in love, and she was happy again. Still, she never forgot her people. One day a mighty serpent came down the river to the place where the people lived and began to poison the waters. Their crops began to die, and soon the people were dying as well. Lela-Wala saw that the serpent would destroy all her people. She ran to Heno. “Please,” she begged, “I must go to my people to warn them of the dangers of the serpent. Can you take me there?” Heno lifted the girl through the falls and set her down among her people where she appeared as a great drifting mist. She called out to her people: “Please, it is your daughter, and you must move away from this place.” The people stepped closer and stared, and soon they began to see the shape of Lela-Wala rising out of the mist. “There is a serpent that is destroying your life,” she said, “poisoning your waters, destroying your land. You must move upriver to Buffalo Creek.” “It is our daughter,” the people said. “We must listen,” and at once they began to pack their canoes with all the belongings they would need to settle a new place. Heno carried Lela-Wala back to her husband and her home under the falls. The next day, when the serpent returned to the village to eat those who had died from his poison, he was enraged to find that the village was gone! He hissed with fury and turned upstream to follow them, but when Heno heard the hiss, he rose up through the mists. He followed the serpent upstream, and before they reached the people, Heno threw down a great thunderbolt. The people who had landed at Buffalo Creek heard that loud crack of thunder. They turned and watched in astonishment as a great blast of lightning ripped into the monster. The creature thrashed, whipping its tail against the water, shrieking in distress, and then it was still. Its giant body began to float downstream, and it lodged just above the cataract. There it created a huge semi-circle that deflected great amounts of water into the falls just above the home of the gods. Horrified, Heno swept in through the falls and did his best to stop the pouring water. Alas, he was too late. Nothing could stop that water, and when he saw that soon his home would be destroyed, he called for his sons and Lela-Wala to come away. “We must leave this place!” he cried, and quickly they were there beside him. Together they moved into the sky, and it was there that they found a new home. It is from this new home in the sky that Heno and his sons and the woman known as Maiden of the Mist watch over the people of Earth. Just as Heno once thundered beneath the water, now he thunders in the sky. The basin that was carved out of the creek by the serpent’s body is known as the horseshoe of Niagara Falls, and there the Seneca gathered to honor the gods and to thank them for their kindness. And even now, if you listen closely, you can hear the echo of Heno’s voice in the mighty water of the falls, and if you look closely at the mist that drifts into the sky, you will see the maiden who once walked upon this Earth with her people.
D2 â€” The Sentinel at www.cumberlink.com Megan bollinger Copy Editor Phone 240-7111
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Collecting History American coins
*The Bureau of Printing and Engraving is responsible for printing paper money. It was founded at the start of the Civil War.
The 1933 Double Eagle $20 gold coin is the most expensive coin ever sold. Almost a half-million were minted that year, but nearly all were melted down and never released to the public. However, several were stolen from the mint and disappeared. This coin turned up and was auctioned in 2002 for more than $7.5 million â€” the equivalent of 379,501 Double Eagles!
A proof coin is one that is specially made for collectors. Most coins are struck, or stamped, one time on each side. Proof coins are struck more than once and use metal that has been highly polished. Modern proofs are easy to recognize. Here, the circulation coin is on the left, and the proof on the right.
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