President and Mrs. John F Kennedy with the White House Christmas tree.

United States Navy Band performs “O Holy Night”  by Adolphe-Charles Adam arranged by Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey, adapted by Musician 1st Class Tim Hill Commodores Jazz Ensemble Sea Chanters Chorus conductor: Capt. Brian Walden soloist: Musician 1st Class Dennys …

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RADIO MASTERPIECES   Listen to mystery theater as it was in the early days of radio and follow the greats such as “The Shadow”, “The Whistler” and much more. Curl up and enjoy Radio Masterpieces, scroll down for a selection …

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Hope and Cagney – Dance Off! Movie: The Seven Little Foys (1955) Bob Hope was born in 1903, thus he was 52 years old when he did this dance gig in the movie!  Bob Hope plays the role of Eddie …

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The Yellow Press. Likely the very best example of the peril facing the modern reader by a cartoonist. Puck, New York.

History of the USA Media and Politics in one Tweet Storm The saga of how liberals came to control the news and folks learned to ignore them START AT BOTTOM AND SCROLL UP News Hound‏ @PrivateerClause #MAGA Trump is brilliant, …

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  A portrayal of the skirmish, later to become known as the “Boston Massacre,” between British soldiers and citizens of Boston on March 5, 1770. On the right a group of seven uniformed soldiers, on the signal of an officer, …

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Leaders of the Democratic Party in 1868 Election Summary A searing, election-year indictment of four prominent figures in the Democratic party, three of them former Confederate officers. Former New York governor and Democratic presidential nominee Horatio Seymour is portrayed as …

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Letter from Thomas Jefferson written ten days before his death, declining invitation for 4th of July celebration in Washington, D.C. —the day he died. Summary An allegory of printing and liberty, illustrating a broadside of a June 24, 1826, letter …

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Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernadez crew unloads supplies near port of Ponce, Puerto Rico on Sept. 27, 2017 Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse

Updates of efforts to bring relief and reconstruction to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands   The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, a 210-foot medium-endurance cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida, arrives to deliver aid near the port …

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Everywhere in the Caribbean from Cozumel to Aruba, there is plenty to do on a bargain cruise. When you save and travel on the ship and eat the same food as folks who paid two or three times as much as you did, you have won. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

From Journal Sentinel  Four days before Abbey Conner was found floating face down in a pool at a Mexican resort, Mary Jo Kuhn waded over to a swim-up bar in the same complex. On her second drink, she blacked out. …

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How a media expert valued ST. MARY’S TODAY One of the most revealing summaries of the value of St. Mary’s Today was this excerpt from the 2000 expert opinion formulated by newspaper consultant James N. Rosse as part of the …

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