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A cornerstone of World War II, the USS Arizona Memorial sees more than a million visitors every year come from around the world to pay reverence to the battle of Pearl Harbor. • Located around two miles west of the Honolulu Airport, the USS Arizona Memorial is on the island of Oahu. • Managed by the National Park Service, the USS Arizona Memorial consists of the actual memorial along with a shore-side visitor center. • During the battle of Pearl Harbor, around 1,777 crewman lost their lives on the USS Arizona, and it is the burial ground of almost all of them. • Of all the ships on Battleship Row affected by the attack, the USS Arizona was the most heavily damaged with four direct hits. A total of 12 ships were sunk and nine damaged during the battle. • Construction of the USS Arizona began in 1914 in New York; the ship was originally called battleship number 39. On the morning of December 7, 1941, Arizona’s first hit came at approximately 8:10 a.m. • The Memorial is part of the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, which also includes the USS Oklahoma Memorial, USS Utah Memorial and other historic quays and bungalows. • The Memorial is accessible only by boat, and The Memorial Tour is about 75 minutes long. Tickets are free. They do, however, go rather quickly and usually run out by 12 p.m. on most days. • With the recent revitalization of the Visitor Center, the total area of the Memorial is about 17 acres. The Memorial site itself is 184 feet long. • The Memorial consists of three sectors: the entryway, general area (designed for observation) and the shrine room, which houses a marble wall engraved with the names of all those who lost their lives. • Construction of the Memorial began in 1949, was completed in 1961, and it was dedicated in May 1962. • Alfred Preis was the Memorial’s architect. He says of the Memorial’s design, “The overall effect is one of serenity. Overtones of sadness have been omitted to permit the individual to contemplate his own personal responses... his innermost feelings.” • Visitors frequently drop flowers into the water in honor of those who lost their lives. • A photograph taken of the USS Arizona in the aftermath of the attack was plastered across the front pages of newspapers and soon became the image that most Americans associated with Pearl Harbor. • Although it’s been more than 70 years since the fall of the battleship, oil still leaks from ruptured bunkers. • The Memorial and Pearl Harbor are two of the top tourist destinations in Hawaii. • The Visitor Center is open every day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is only closed three days a year — Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. • Although security has been heightened since the September 11, 2001, attacks, personal cameras are still allowed, but purses, personal bags, backpacks, etc. are prohibited. Baggage storage is available.

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• Chinese: The generic term “chinese” now represents types of food that are very different from the meals that are (or ever were) served in China. That said, the same argument could be made about what we consider “American” food. Hamburgers? Ice cream? Hot dogs? Pizza? Our national favorites seem to have originated everywhere except in the United States! Information in the Tidbits® Paper is gathered from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed.

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Manual Labor $11.00 an hour

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Screen Technician $9.50 an hour 3rd shift 4-10 hour shifts Mandatory overtime Intent to hire

Administrative Assistant $10.00 an hour 1st shift Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Excellent phone etiquette Excellent organization skills Intent to hire

Must be able to pass a background and drug screen

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Get The Picture? Since we spent some time on the stars of reality television, it seems appropriate to allot a little space to the medium that provided them stardom. Here are a few interesting pieces of information about the invention that helped shape the modern age. • The first displayed image on a television was only 30 grainy lines. It was displayed in the year 1926 by J.L. Baird. The digital image currently seen on our TV sets is nearly 35 times as dense. In addition to being a much clearer image, the digital signal of modern televisions is 1,080 lines. • Until late last year, the largest plasma TV available for purchase was a 103-inch plasma sold by Panasonic. It comes at the budget-unfriendly (except for the fabulously wealthy) price of $70,000. • However, Panasonic unveiled an even larger one at the most recent Consumer Electronics Show (known as the “Super Bowl of Technology”) in Las Vegas. The 152inch Panasonic 3D Plasma TV can be had by the true television connoisseur for $500,000. • July 1, 1941, marked the broadcast of the very first advertisement in TV history. It occurred prior to a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Brooklyn Dodgers. • The ad for Bulova Watches was 20 seconds long. The price for those 20 seconds of airtime was only $9. • To put it in perspective, in 2008, a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl broadcast went for $2.7 million. It was the most expensive airtime in the world to that point. • The shortest TV commercial ever produced was for a Canadian music and video channel called MuchMusic. It was created by a Canadian named Tharanga Ramanayake. He produced 12 different versions of the commercial. Each of these was a half a frame long. That’s the equivalent of 1/60th of a second! Even those with the shortest attention spans would have a pretty hard time registering that. The first of these micro-commercials was aired on January 2, 2002. • The current struggle over piracy that has been the focus of the music, movie and gaming industries is by no means the first piracy issue addressed in the courts. In 1970, when Sony first began selling video cassette recorders (or VCRs) capable of recording shows off television, they were sued by the film studios for copyright infringement. Years later, Sony would be vindicated by the Supreme Court. • The two longest-running talk shows in the history of television are found in Ireland and the United States. “The Tonight Show” in America is the longest running, still going strong since first airing in 1954. The second longest is the “Late Late Show” of Ireland. It’s been on since 1962. • The youngest-ever TV host of his own show is in Australia. It’s Luis Tanner, the presenter of “Cooking for Kids with Luis” on that country’s Nickelodeon channel. Though he’s 13 years old now, the first episode of Luis’ weekly show aired when he was just six years old!


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