Chinese delegation donates art to Chennault Aviation and Military Museum in Monroe

MONROE, La. (KNOE) – A delegation from China traveled to Monroe to deliver and donate artwork to the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum. The artwork pays homage to General Claire L. Chennault.

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of General Chennault and the 60th anniversary of his death. He is held in great
respect for his contributions to Chinese Aviation and for his leadership
during the war with Japan as commander of the “Flying Tigers”.

The Hong Kong War History Research Association
(HKWHRA), together with the China Communications

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Crime Museum to Host 9/11 Forensic Expert Offers Discounted Admission

Photo courtesy of Alcatraz East Crime Museum, TN

As we approach the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Alcatraz East Crime Museum will be hosting a special guest speaker who will share his story of working at Ground Zero in New York. Arthur Bohanan, a forensic expert, will be speaking at the museum on Saturday September 8, 2018. His presentation is included in the museum admission, with talks scheduled for 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m.

“We are honored to have Art Bohanan speak at the museum and share his first-hand

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Maine veterans now have free admission to state parks and museum

Maine veterans can now receive a free lifetime pass for state parks and the state museum.

A new law passed this year allows veterans free admission to the Maine State Museum.

Previously, veterans received discounted admission to the museum. The museum costs $3 a ticket and $2 for seniors.

Only veterans who are residents of Maine are eligible. Veterans must have also received an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions.

It takes the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services about two to three weeks to process applications.

Democratic Rep. Erin Herbig has said that more than 116,000 veterans live in Maine.

Mainers

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Maine veterans can receive lifetime state park, museum pass

AUGUSTA — Maine veterans can now receive a free lifetime pass for state parks and the state museum.

A new law passed this year allows veterans free admission to the Maine State Museum.

Previously, veterans received discounted admission to the museum. The museum costs $3 a ticket and $2 for seniors.

Only veterans who are residents of Maine are eligible. Veterans must have also received an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions.

It takes the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services about two to three weeks to process applications.

Democratic Rep. Erin Herbig has said that more than 116,000 veterans live in Maine.

Mainers over

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Freebie Friday: Free Beats headphones, cheap Starbucks Frappuccinos on Friday, $1 filet mignon sandwiches at …

Happy Freebie Friday! 

Shopping for back-to-school supplies? I’ve got many offers, from $10 haircuts at JC Penney to free $300 Beats Solo 3 headphones from Apple. In Palm Beach County, public school begins on Aug. 13. In Broward, children return on Aug. 15. In Miami-Dade County, the return date is Aug. 21.

Cool off at Starbucks Happy Hour starting at 3 p.m. on Aug. 10 with $3 Frappuccinos. 

Looking ahead to Monday, munch on $1 filet mignon sandwiches at Morton’s The Steakhouse, BOGO free Slurpees at 7-Eleven and a free six-month Apple music subscription for Verizon unlimited customers.

 

jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

By Jebb Johnston

jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

Without some additional funding support for the upcoming fiscal year, the Crossroads Museum is planning to close its doors for at least one month and potentially several months beginning in December.

Director Brandy Steen presented budget requests to the Corinth Board of Aldermen on Tuesday and Alcorn County Board of Supervisors on Monday. The museum is requesting a total of $32,395 from the local governments to continue operations. It is currently operating with a deficit of almost $10,000.

After the completion of the transfer of the museum property from the county to the City of Corinth, the Board of Supervisors

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Naomi Beckwith named new senior curator at MCA

Naomi Beckwith, a Chicago native and seven-year veteran of the MCA, is the Chicago museum’s new Manilow Senior Curator.

The museum Wednesday announced Beckwith’s promotion, as well as new heads of its education department and museum shop.

Beckwith, 42, and a public face of MCA Chicago almost from the moment she began there, said she plans to continue the museum’s recent focus on bringing “international work and international perspectives through the MCA.”

But she wants to be sure it’s not done, she said, as “a form of exoticizing those others and maybe even their work. … I want to be really thinking about

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Family Finance: Summer on the Cheap

Save some money while keeping the kids happy.

It’s summertime, and while it feels like the days may stretch on forever, your money, I’m sorry to say, will not.

With that in mind, here’s a list of locations and activities to keep your kids busy and your budget happy. Thankfully, Central Ohio has opportunities aplenty to take advantage of free or low-cost entertainment without blowing the bank. Here are a few of them:

One You’ll Go Wild For

Save some serious cash at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium this summer by riding the Zoo Bus. By taking this seasonal COTA route, you

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Consumer Reports: Michael Smith

Michael Smith.

MICHAEL KIRBY SMITH

Michael Smith is an influential performance, video, and installation artist with over 30 years of work under his belt, often based around his two performative alter-egos: the impulsive man-child Baby Ikki and the more benevolent Mike. The artist, who splits time between Brooklyn and Austin, Texas, has staged solo shows and screenings at the Whitney Museum, the New Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, among many other venues. Smith will have an exhibition this fall at Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida.

Smith’s Consumer Report follows him on

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