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Charlie Collie

1. The U.S.S. New York Has One Mission: Fight Terrorism

by Charlie Collie 4/18/16

By United States Navy, Photographer's Mate 2nd Class George Trian - Navy NewsStand Photo ID: 030909-N-9954T-004Navy NewsStand Home, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3707960

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2. Rock Stars of Holliston, and Where They Play Now

by Charlie Collie 2/29/16

Local folklore has it that George Washington and his men stopped at Balancing Rock on Route 16 and challenged each other to tip a very heavy top rock off of its base. No doubt there was a fifer and drummer or two among the ranks of Washington’s men.

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3. Photo of Bush 41 painting at the Museum in Pensacola

by Charlie Collie 2/4/16

I found a home for the painting. I brought the painting to RI because that was the most convenient way to get it to the Naval Aviation Museum in Florida where it needed to go.

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4. The Candy Bomber of Berlin

by Charlie Collie 12/9/15

The Candy Bomber standing at the fence talking to the children. Photo from Candy Bomber, by Michael O.Tunnell, published in 2010.

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5. The People's House: The White House

by Charlie Collie 10/13/15

There was no ceremony in 1792 to mark the construction of the White House, but on October 13th of that year, the building of what is today, the most ceremonial place in America began. The first President to live in the White House was John Adams of Quincy, Massachusetts. Three other sons of Massachusetts, John Quincy Adams, John F. Kennedy, and George H. W. Bush have lived there as well. Today, October 13th, we celebrate the building of the White House. The original design for the White House by French architect and civil engineer Pierre Charles L’Enfant called for it to be modelled after the Palace of Versailles, but after a six year war for Independence from England and yet another war with England thirty years later in 1812, the White House, the future home of the Presidents would, not even remotely, be based on a “palace” design.

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6. JFK and his Campaign Plane: Caroline

by Charlie Collie 1/30/15

For any candidate running for President, the toughest question is how to reach voters in all fifty states. In 1960, for a young Massachusetts Senator John Kennedy, the answer was simple: A Convair 240 series aircraft purchased from American Airlines which the Senator named the “Caroline.”

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7. Eleanor Roosevelt Stands Up for Big ā€œDā€ Democracy.

by Charlie Collie 6/23/14

Her famous uncle, Teddy Roosevelt, called the White House, the “Bully Pulpit”, a terrific platform to advocate an agenda. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt would use that pulpit to fight for equal rights for millions of Americans who, up until then, had been left out.

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8. The Pleasure of Your Company is Requested: Presidential Inaugurals

by Charlie Collie 1/2/14

Before the long hours of hard work on behalf of the President begin, the first priority is to celebrate the transition of power in Washington, D.C. One good way to snag an invitation to the President's soiree is to join a Presidential campaign and work tirelessly for the candidate. As long as you are in good standing with the state chairman or chairwoman at the end of the campaign and are also able to physically stand, you've greatly increased you chances of receiving a formal invite to party with the President and First Lady.

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9. JFK. Recollections of a Political Observer

by Charlie Collie 11/20/13

The famous line in his Inauguration Speech, “Ask not…” was paraphrased and borrowed from the Choate School which he attended in Connecticut.

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10. A Russian Refuseniks Journey to Freedom in Israel

by Charlie Collie 7/2/13

In 1975, I was a business major at Northeastern University and was unhappy with the program. Journalism was very popular at that time. The reporting of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post had led to the first resignation of a United States President in American history.

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