• strict warning: Non-static method view::load_views() should not be called statically in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 864.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 744.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 13.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.

Leslie Elman

09/18/2017 - 8:25am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: September 18, 2017 Before he founded the automobile company that bears his name, David Dunbar Buick invented a process for coating cast iron with porcelain enamel, which he used to make bathtubs and sinks. Without him, we wouldn’t have the smooth, white bathroom fixtures we know today. Think about that next time you’re soaking in the tub. The oldest known...
08/28/2017 - 9:16am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: August 28, 2017 When one star in a leading role doesn’t seem like enough, how about one star in two leading roles — as identical twins? Nicolas Cage did it in “Adaptation.” Armie Hammer did it in “The Social Network.” Jean-Claude Van Damme did it in “Double Impact.” And...
08/21/2017 - 2:01pm
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: August 21, 2017 A solar eclipse doesn’t last much more than seven minutes. Imagine painting one with scientific accuracy. Harold Russell Butler did just that when he was invited to join an astronomical expedition to view the 1918 total solar eclipse in Oregon. Using a shorthand notation system of his own devising...
08/14/2017 - 9:09am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: August 11, 2017 “Hand Mit Ringen” or “Hand With Rings” by Wilhelm Roentgen isn’t a work of art; it’s a masterpiece of science — the earliest published example of an X-ray. In 1895, Roentgen found certain light rays passed through skin and soft tissue, but were blocked by metal...
08/07/2017 - 10:49am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: August 7, 2017 At approximately 92 feet below sea level, Baku, Azerbaijan, is the world capital with the lowest elevation and the world’s largest city below sea level. A trading port on the Caspian Sea since ancient times, Baku has some extraordinary modern architecture, including a carpet museum that resembles a...
07/31/2017 - 9:00am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: July 31, 2017 The word “noon” comes from the Latin nona hora, meaning ninth hour. It’s related to the word “nones,” a specific time for prayer observed by Christians. The thing is, in Christian communities, the prayers for nones are said in the afternoon at about three o’clock. (The...
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