• 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, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 13.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$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

01/18/2022 - 8:03pm
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: January 17, 2022 New Zealand’s 10-dollar note bears a portrait of Kate Sheppard, a women’s suffrage pioneer. She led the campaign to make New Zealand the first independent nation in the modern world to grant women the right to vote, which it did in 1893. A mere 27 years after that, women in the United States were granted the right to vote. IN THE 1920s,...
12/06/2021 - 7:36pm
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: December 6, 2021 Because grazing land is inaccessible, sheep that live on North Ronaldsay, northernmost of Scotland’s Orkney Islands, dine almost exclusively on dabberlocks (Alaria esculenta) and dulse (Palmaria palmata). That’s seaweed to you and me. Small, dark and rugged, North Ronaldsay sheep are known...
11/30/2021 - 5:01pm
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: November 26, 2021 If they couldn’t obtain coffee, 19th-century Americans were known to experiment with brewing everything from sweet potatoes to carrots to cigar butts in an attempt to replicate its flavor. This was especially true during the American Civil War, when people in the South had little coffee but...
11/22/2021 - 4:37pm
Before the word “shrapnel” came to be defined as “the fragments of an exploded bomb, mine or artillery shell,” it referred to a particular sort of shell filled with bullets or bits of metal that was designed to explode midflight when it was fired from a weapon. That lethal projectile was invented in the 1790s by a British...
11/15/2021 - 7:54pm
Leslie’s trivia bits - test your knowledge Published in England in 1805, the textbook “Conversations on Chemistry” presented its subject material in the form of a conversation between pupils Emily and Caroline and their teacher, “Mrs. B.” The choice of female students and teacher was intentional. Jane Marcet wrote the...
11/01/2021 - 8:39pm
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: October 29, 2021 When Mary Whiton Calkins earned her doctorate in psychology from Harvard in 1894, the university refused to award it. Even though her work had been supervised by a Harvard professor, the university didn’t admit women as students. Instead, she was offered a degree from Radcliffe, Harvard’s...
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