December 09, 1983 Pacino stars in Scarface * The actor Al Pacino stars as a Cuban refugee who becomes a Miami crime boss in Scarface, which opens in theaters on December 9, 1983. * In Scarface, Pacino played Tony Montana, who arrives in Florida from Cuba in 1980 and eventually becomes wealthy from his involvement in the booming cocaine business. Things fall apart when Tony becomes addicted to the drug and his world collapses in violence. Directed by Brian De Palma from a screenplay by Oliver Stone, Scarface co-starred Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Robert Loggia. The film was loosely based on a 1932 gangster film of the same name, directed by Howard Hawks and reportedly inspired in part by the real-life mobster Al “Scarface” Capone. Though De Palma’s Scarface received mixed reviews upon its initial release and was criticized for its violence, it proved to be a success at the box-office and went on to achieve pop-culture status.
almost 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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Due to the weather, all After school Activities are Canceled for Today, Friday, Dec 6.
almost 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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November Students of the Month * Congratulations to the following students of the month of November for exhibiting exceptionally noticeable values of kindness during the school day and therefore being a tremendous role-model to your fellow students.
almost 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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OVS Middle School Sports Beat * 7/8 boys bball practice 400-530 in Benson * 5/6 girls bball practice 530-700 in Benson * ****Please note the switch for both teams****
almost 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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OVS Quote of the Day
almost 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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Washington Monument completed On December 6, 1884, in Washington, D.C., workers place a nine-inch aluminum pyramid atop a tower of white marble, completing the construction of an impressive monument to the city’s namesake and the nation’s first president, George Washington. As early as 1783, the infant U.S. Congress decided that a statue of George Washington, the great Revolutionary War general, should be placed near the site of the new Congressional building, wherever it might be. After then-President Washington asked him to lay out a new federal capital on the Potomac River in 1791, architect Pierre L’Enfant left a place for the statue at the western end of the sweeping National Mall (near the monument’s present location).
almost 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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OVS Middle School Sports Beat * Thursday, Dec 5 * No Activity Today
almost 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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OVS Quote of the Day
almost 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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Aircraft squadron disappears in the Bermuda Triangle * At 2:10 p.m., five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers comprising Flight 19 take off from the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida on a routine three-hour training mission. Flight 19 was scheduled to take them due east for 120 miles, north for 73 miles, and then back over a final 120-mile leg that would return them to the naval base. They never returned. Although naval officials maintained that the remains of the six aircraft and 27 men were not found because stormy weather destroyed the evidence, the story of the “Lost Squadron” helped cement the legend of the Bermuda Triangle, an area of the Atlantic Ocean where ships and aircraft are said to disappear without a trace. The Bermuda Triangle is said to stretch from the southern U.S. coast across to Bermuda and down to the Atlantic coast of Cuba and Santo Domingo.
almost 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 5/6 girls bball practice 400-530 in Benson 7/8 boys bball practices 530-700 in Benson
almost 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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OVS Quote of the Day
almost 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1783 * George Washington bids farewell to his officersOn December 4, 1783, future President George Washington, then commanding general of the Continental Army, summons his military officers to Fraunces Tavern in New York City to inform them that he will be resigning his commission and returning to civilian life.
almost 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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No Chess Thursday * Due to parent conferences and the Teacher of The Year Induction at UVM, there will be no chess this Thursday, Dec 5.
almost 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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The Book Fair is Back in Town * Hours Tuesday 12/3 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm Wednesday 12/4 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm Thursday 12/5 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
almost 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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Winter Concert * Our concert is Tues Dec 10. Dress Rehearsal open to the public is at 1:30 Concert is at 6:30, length about 60 min.
almost 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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1967 December 03 First human heart transplant * On December 3, 1967, 53-year-old Louis Washkansky receives the first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Washkansky, a South African grocer dying from chronic heart disease, received the transplant from Denise Darvall, a 25-year-old woman who was fatally injured in a car accident. Surgeon Christiaan Barnard, who trained at the University of Cape Town and in the United States, performed the revolutionary medical operation. The technique Barnard employed had been initially developed by a group of American researchers in the 1950s. American surgeon Norman Shumway achieved the first successful heart transplant, in a dog, at Stanford University in California in 1958.
almost 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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OVS Chess Academy The OVS Chess Academy is rolling along this year with a fine crop of new second-grade chess player joining the fold. Our focus is always analytical thinking with a strong dose of sportsmanship. Here's an update on our 30-day report card: 74 Lessons Completed 105 Puzzles completed 23 Students Played 252 Games 934 Stars were earned, and 14 Online Yesterday Great work chess students, keep up the awesome work!
about 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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November 21, 1877 Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph The American inventor announces his invention of the phonograph, a way to record and play back sound. Edison stumbled on one of his great inventions–the phonograph–while working on a way to record telephone communication at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey. His work led him to experiment with a stylus on a tinfoil cylinder, which, to his surprise, played back the short song he had recorded, “MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB”. Public demonstrations of the phonograph made the Yankee inventor world famous, and he was dubbed the “Wizard of Menlo Park.”
about 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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Reminder: You’re invited to join us for an informational building tour at FHUHS tonight at 6:30 p.m. starting in the FHUHS Library. Letter to Community Members: https://5il.co/b0t9
about 3 years ago, Slate Valley
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Winter Concert Please join us for the Winter Concert, Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 p.m. Dress rehearsal open to the public at 1:30. Concert length is about 60 min. Snow date is Dec 17.
about 3 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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