• 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.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::db_objects() should not be called statically in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/includes/view.inc on line 1417.
  • 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

05/22/2017 - 9:09am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: May 22, 2017 On May 22, 1960, a 9.5 magnitude earthquake occurred near Valdivia, Chile. It remains the largest magnitude earthquake ever recorded. Tsunamis resulting from the quake caused destruction and loss of life in Southern California, Hawaii and as far away as Japan and Alaska. Four years later came the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964. With a 9.2 magnitude, it...
05/15/2017 - 8:46am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: May 15, 2017 In poetry, an anapest is a group of three syllables: Two unstressed and one stressed. A poem written in anapestic tetrameter has four anapests in each line. (The prefix tetra means four.) It all sounds very fancy, until you realize that much of the poetry you loved best as a kid — and possibly still...
05/08/2017 - 7:09am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: May 8, 2017 Helen Magill White was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in the United States, receiving a doctorate in Greek from Boston University in 1877, the year she turned 24. By that time, she was already comfortable being an academic pioneer. She had been the only female student in her class at Boston Public Latin...
05/01/2017 - 6:14am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: MAY 1, 2017 Regarding a recent Trivia Bits column about the two Harrison Fords with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, reader Diane Dunn asks whether Harrison Ford, the silent film star, was a member of the Screen Actors Guild (now SAG-AFTRA). He was, indeed, an active SAG member from October 1940 to October 1942. He...
04/24/2017 - 6:14am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: April 24, 2017 Chinese checkers is sort of like checkers, but it’s definitely not Chinese. It’s based on a game called Halma — from the Greek word for “jump” — devised in the 1880s by a Massachusetts surgeon named George Howard Monks and inspired by an older English game called...
04/17/2017 - 11:36am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: April 17, 2017 Most people know George Clooney from his role as Dr. Doug Ross in the TV medical drama “ER,” but years earlier he played an ongoing role as Ace, an emergency medical technician, in another show called “E/R.” The earlier “E/R” (distinguished by the slash in its title)...
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