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Hardly Science Fiction Anymore: Spending Time at the Simulation Lab with Dennis Maloney

The American movie audience experienced a life-altering meeting with the computer and robotic age in the summer of 1968. Cast as one of two main characters in the film 2001, A Space Odyssey, the A-235 Unit computer Hal transports the audience into the world of the future where computers decide the fate of humanity and the best and worst of human traits are implanted in the metal casings of the robots.
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VUHS Marches On Stage With The Music Man

The Vergennes Union High School Music Department will present The Music Man November 17-19 at 7 p.m. in the VUHS auditorium.
July, 1912.  A group of traveling salesmen debate the merits of cash versus credit in this day of modern merchandising, as the train they’re riding heads to River City, Iowa. Charley Cowell (Keegan Bosworth), one of the group, asks if anyone has ever heard of Professor Harold Hill (Jack DeVos), a slick conman ruining the reputation of all upstanding salesmen.   [ more ]

Taking a Serious Look at a Vermont Treasure: Its Cemeteries
By Cookie Steponaitis
    We have all visited a cemetery and for most of us it was at an emotional or tragic time in our lives. While we were there we might have glanced at the stones, the geography of the cemetery and perhaps even gazed in awe at some of the artistry engraved into the stones, but since when are cemeteries high on any of our lists of desired places to visit?  [ more ]

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