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October 10, 2005 | Sam Wineburg, SAM WINEBURG, a professor at Stanford University's School of Education, is the author of "Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past" (Temple University Press, 2001).
THESE DAYS, a good word about Christopher Columbus is about as rare as an insult was 100 years ago. For one thing, there's the ongoing question of whether a man can really "discover" a continent that is already inhabited. There's the much-repeated charge that he was only in it for the riches; that he was an imperialist, even that he was the founder of the Atlantic slave trade.
October 10, 2004 | From Associated Press
More than 200 sign-waving and chanting protesters were arrested Saturday after blocking a Columbus Day parade for more than an hour. Police said they began making arrests after ordering the group of about 600 protesters to leave when the parade was about a block away. The 230 protesters who were arrested were charged with loitering and disobedience of a lawful order. There were no reports of violence or injuries.
October 23, 2003 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
This week, we officially pay attention to a building, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry. I am all for paying attention to buildings. In fact, if I were mayor (I'm not saying I will be, I'm just saying my opponent's arrogance is somewhat astounding), I would pick out a Tuesday and declare it Pay Attention to a Building Day. It would probably be scheduled sometime between Columbus Day and St. Patrick's Day.
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