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Museum not smarter than fifth-grader
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
On a winter break family vacation to the Smithsonian Institutions National
Museum of Natural History’, 11-year-old Michigan boy wonder Kenton
Stufflebeam noticed that a notation, in bold lettering, mistakenly identi
fied the Precambrian as an era on the Tow'er of Time.
Since the opening in 1981, millions have paraded past the exhibit, which is a display
involving prehistoric time. Kenton was the first to point out the error.
Kenton, who attends Alamo Elementary - School near Kalamazoo, said his fifth
grade teacher, John Chapman, had nearly made the same mistake in class.
The next week, Kenton received a letter from the museum saying his observation
was “spot on" and clarifying that the Precambrian is a dimensionless unit of time.
NOTED. Arkansas toddlers will no longer be
able to marry after the state legislature repealed
a law that mistakenly allowed people of all ages
to marry with parental permission.
In a special session called by Gov. Mike
Beebe, lawmakers reinstated 1? as the mini
mum age to marry for boys and Hi for girls.
There are no reports of any young children
trying to marry under the old law.
Guest speakers: Grammy Award
winning producer/composer, song
writer and musician T Bone Burnett
and Oscar Award-winning screen
writer and director Callie Khouri will
speak in two events. Burnett will dis
cuss the music business at 11 a.m.,
followed by Khouri speaking on the
film industry at noon.
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Wilson Library, Pleasants
Family Assembly Room
Peace vigil: Peace and justice vigils
are held every Friday. For more infor
mation call 942-2535.
Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Comer of Elliott Road
and East Franklin Street
Open mic night: ESTEEM will host
an open mic night. Performances
from campus groups and the com
munity will pay tribute to women.
The event is open to everyone, and
admission is S2.
Author reading Mike Wiley will
read his new play, "Blood Done Sign
My Name." The play is based on the
Tim Tyson novel of the same name.
QUOTED. The husband's very swift and dili
gent actions have saved the day."
Royal Darwin Hospital general manager
Len Notaros, after treating a woman who was
saved from a crocodile by her husband in a
remote part of northern Australia.
The woman, 36. suffered leg and hand inju
ries before the husband jumped on the croc’s
back to free her. The husband was not injured.
For more information, contact Susan
Spalt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Community Church
Farmers' market: The Carrboro
Farmers' Market will offer farm prod
ucts, prepared foods and crafts from
vendors who live within 50 miles of
Carrboro. For more information call
Time: 7 a.m. to noon
Location: 301 W. Main St.
Book sale: St. Thomas More School
will hold its annual book sale. For
S8 a bag you can buy books, videos,
CDs, DVDs and cassette tapes. For
more information call 929-1546.
Time: 8 a.m. to noon
Location: St. Thomas More School
Book lecture: Sarah Dessen, author
of books for young adults, will pres
ent the Susan Steinfirst Memorial
Lecture. For more information call
Time: 10 a.m.
Location. Hanes Arts Center
Immigration series: The Chapel Hill
Institute for Cultural and Language
Education will begin its four-part
series "Immigration. Asking the Hard
Questions." The first installment is
titled "Crime, Deportation. Criminal
Justice and Immigration." For more
information call 933-0398.
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 101 E. Weaver St., Suite
Ellie Fest: If you're a supporter
of state Sen. Ellie Kinnaird or want
to learn more about her, come
celebrate Ellie Fest 2008. For more
information call 929-1607.
Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Carrboro Town Commons
To make a calendar submission,
or e-mail Deputy Managing Editor
Rachel Ullrich at dthcalendarOgmail.
com. Events will be published in the
newspaper on the day and the day
before they take place and will be
posted online when received.
Submissions must be sent in by
noon the preceding publication date.
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Julians of Franklin Street shows its support for the Tar
Heels with a UNC-inspired window display. The store
offers apparel in Carolina blue and supplies Roy Williams
with his famous ties. Many Franklin Street businesses have dec
orated their storefronts for the Final Four this weekend.
M TWo metal construction signs
and stands were reported stolen
at 7:57 a.m. Wednesday on Pearl
Lane, according to Chapel Hill
The signs are valued at $125.
A yellow and black sign was shot
at with a gas- or air-powered gun.
and damage totalling SBOO was
H An East Longview Street
home was broken into through a
window on the door, according to
Chapel Hill police reports.
An Xbox gaming system valued
at S3OO, two hand controllers val
ued at SSO and a video game val
ued at S6O were reported stolen at
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3:59 p.m. Wednesday, according to
Damage of SSO to the door win
dow also was reported.
M A resident at a West Franklin
Street apartment reported some
one urinating on her door at 3:46
a.m. Thursday, according to Chapel
Hill police reports.
Damage of SIOO to the apart
ment door was reported.
M An IBM Think Pad laptop
computer, valued at $1,400, was
reported stolen from a North
Street home at midnight Thursday,
according to Chapel Hill police