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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 4, the 185th day of 2002 with 180 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 4, the 185th day of 2002 with 180 to follow.
By United Press International

Today's Consumer: News you can use

Last year the California Assembly passed a bill that would require in-state banks to periodically explain right on credit card bills the actually extent of a person's debt. For example -- as explained in an editorial on all-news KNX Radio in Los Angeles -
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think ta

Of Human Interest: News-lite

For some time Cook County, Illinois, Judge Ronald Himel has had a reputation for being volatile and unpredictable. Not quite a "hanging judge," but, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, Himel was recently accused by prosecutors of using abusive language du
By United Press International

Bugs ran amok thanks to Chuck

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- "Bugs Bunny is who we want to be," he liked to say. "Daffy Duck is who we are."
MARTIN SIEFF, Senior News Analyst
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Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970) was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer and inventor.

He is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complex gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways. These devices, now known as Rube Goldberg machines, are similar to those drawn by W. Heath Robinson in the UK and Storm P in Denmark. Goldberg received many honors in his lifetime, including a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning in 1948 and the Banshees' Silver Lady Award 1959.

Goldberg was a founding member and the first president of the National Cartoonists Society, and he is the namesake of the Reuben Award, which the organization awards to the Cartoonist of the Year. He is the inspiration for various international competitions, known as Rube Goldberg Machine Contests, which challenge participants to make a complex machine to perform a simple task.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Rube Goldberg."
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