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Lights! Camera! Learning!

The best school movies ever made by Beth Rowen Sir Laurence Olivier's classic Hamlet With school bells set to ring in only a matter of days, it's time for students to shift into…

August 2005

WorldSudan Leader Killed in Crash (Aug. 1): Government confirms that John Garang, leader of the opposition Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) who was recently named vice president, had been…

August 2006

WorldIsrael Intensifies Ground Offensive in Lebanon (Aug. 1): More than 7,000 additional troops enter southern Lebanon. U.S. General Gives Grim Report on Iraq (Aug. 3): Gen. John Abizaid, the …

Dream of Light

Director:Victor EricFacets Multimedia; NR; 139 minutesRelease:4/00Cast:Antonio L¢pez Garc¡a, Maria Moreno, Enrique Gran Dream of Light ("El Sol del Membrillo" in original, or "Quin…

The Blue Light

The Blue Light There was once upon a time a soldier who for many years had served the king faithfully, but when the war came to an end could serve no longer because of the many wounds which he…

Light It Up

Director/Writer:Craig BolotinFox 2000; R; 98 minutesRelease:11/99Cast:Forest Whitaker, Rosario Dawson, Judd Nelson There's something distinctly American about Light It Up, a high-school film i…

Light Heavyweight

1903 Jack Root,George Gardner1903–05 Bob Fitzsimmons1905–12 Philadelphia Jack O'Brien11912–16 Jack Dillon1916–20 Battling Levinsky1920–22 Georges Carpentier1923 B…

August

The highest temperature ever recorded for the month of August occurred on August 12, 1933, at Greenland Ranch, Calif. (elevation –178 ft), where the temperature reached 127°F. The l…

Brewer's: Light Troops

i.e. light cavalry, meaning Lancers and Hussars, who are neither such large men as the “Heavies,” nor yet so tall. (See Light-Armed Artillery.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase an…