Baton Rouge Regional hosted by LSU
#1 LSU (43-16) vs. #4 La.-Monroe (31-28)
#2 Oregon St. (38-18) vs. #3 Belmont (39-22)
Chapel Hill Regional hosted by North Carolina
#1 North Carolina (44-14) vs. #4 Cornell (31-15-1)
#2 East Carolina (35-22-1) vs. #3 St. John’s (NY) (37-21)
Charlottesville Regional hosted by Virginia
#1 Virginia (38-17-1) vs. #4 Army (41-13)
#2 Oklahoma (38-22) vs. #3 Appalachian St. (39-16)
College Station Regional hosted by Texas A&M
#1 Texas A&M (42-16) vs. #4 Dayton (31-28)
#2 TCU (36-19) vs. #3 Ole Miss (35-24)
Columbia Regional hosted by South Carolina
#1 South Carolina (40-17) vs. #4 Manhattan (33-25)
#2 Clemson (33-26) vs. #3 Coastal Caro. (41-17)
Coral Gables Regional hosted by Miami (FL)
#1 Miami (FL) (36-21) vs. #4 Stony Brook (46-11)
#2 UCF (43-15) vs. #3 Missouri St. (39-20)
Eugene Regional hosted by Oregon
#1 Oregon (42-17) vs. #4 Austin Peay (38-22)
#2 Cal St. Fullerton (35-19) vs. #3 Indiana St. (41-17)
Gainesville Regional hosted by Florida
#1 Florida (42-18) vs. #4 Bethune-Cookman (34-25)
#2 Georgia Tech (36-24) vs. #3 Col. of Charleston (37-20)
Gary Regional hosted by Purdue
#1 Purdue (44-12) vs. #4 Valparaiso (35-23)
#2 Kentucky (43-16) vs. #3 Kent St. (41-17)
Houston Regional hosted by Rice
#1 Rice (40-17) vs. #4 Prairie View (28-23)
#2 Arkansas (39-19) vs. #3 Sam Houston St. (38-20)
Los Angeles Regional hosted by UCLA
#1 UCLA (42-14) vs. #4 Creighton (26-28)
#2 San Diego (40-15) vs. #3 New Mexico (36-22)
Palo Alto Regional hosted by Stanford
#1 Stanford (38-16) vs. #4 Fresno St. (30-26)
#2 Pepperdine (34-21) vs. #3 Michigan St. (37-21)
Raleigh Regional hosted by North Carolina St.
#1 North Carolina St. (39-17) vs. #4 Sacred Heart (25-30)
#2 Vanderbilt (33-26) vs. #3 UNC Wilmington (38-21)
Tallahassee Regional hosted by Florida St.
#1 Florida St. (43-15) vs. #4 UAB (32-28)
#2 Mississippi St. (39-22) vs. #3 Samford (39-21)
Tucson Regional hosted by Arizona
#1 Arizona (38-17) vs. #4 Missouri (32-26)
#2 New Mexico St. (35-22) vs. #3 Louisville (39-20)
Waco Regional hosted by Baylor
#1 Baylor (44-14) vs. #4 Oral Roberts (37-23)
#2 Dallas Baptist (39-17) vs. #3 Texas-Arlington (36-23)
Remember when grandparents and great-grandparents stated that they only had an 8th grade education? Well, check this out. Could any of us have passed the 8th grade in 1895?
This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, Kansas. It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, and reprinted recently by the Salina Journal.
8th Grade Final Exam: Salina, KS – 1895
Grammar (Time, one hour)
Give nine rules for the use of capital letters.
2. Name the parts of speech and define those that have no modifications.
3. Define verse, stanza and paragraph
4. What are the principal parts of a verb? Give principal parts of ‘lie, ”play,’ and ‘run.’
5. Define case; illustrate each case.
6. What is punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of punctuation.
7 – 10. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.
Arithmetic (Time,1 hour 15 minutes)
1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.
2. A wagon box is 2 ft. Deep, 10 feet long, and 3 ft. Wide. How many bushels of wheat will it hold?
3. If a load of wheat weighs 3,942 lbs., what is it worth at 50cts/bushel, deducting 1,050 lbs. For tare?
4. District No 33 has a valuation of $35,000.. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?
5. Find the cost of 6,720 lbs. Coal at $6.00 per ton.
6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7 percent.
7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft.. Long at $20 per metre?
8. Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.
9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance of which is 640 rods?
10. Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt
U.S. History (Time, 45 minutes)
1. Give the epochs into which U.S. History is divided
2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus
3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.
4. Show the territorial growth of the United States
5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas
6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion.
7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton , Bell , Lincoln , Penn, and Howe?
8. Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, 1865.
Orthography (Time, one hour) [Do we even know what this is??]
1. What is meant by the following: alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, syllabication
2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?
3. What are the following, and give examples of each: trigraph, subvocals, diphthong, cognate letters, linguals
4. Give four substitutes for caret ‘u.’ (HUH?)
5. Give two rules for spelling words with final ‘e.’ Name two exceptions under each rule.
6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.
7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: bi, dis-mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, sup.
8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: card, ball, mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last.
9. Use the following correctly in sentences: cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane, vain, vein, raze, raise, rays.
10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.
Geography (Time, one hour)
1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?
2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas ?
3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?
4. Describe the mountains of North America
5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia , Odessa , Denver , Manitoba , Hecla , Yukon , St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall and Orinoco
6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S. Name all the republics of Europe and give the capital of each..
8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?
9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give the inclination of the earth.
Notice that the exam took FIVE HOURS to complete.
This gives the saying ‘he only had an 8th grade education’ a whole new meaning, doesn’t it? No wonder they dropped out after 8th grade. They already knew more than they needed to know!
Hubbard Stadium, Smith Center, Kansas — The Redmen won five straight Kansas State High School championships and 67 consecutive games, which is a state record as well as the nation’s longest active winning streak. The Redmen faithful in this town of more than 1,600 begin taping their blankets to the grandstands to hold their seats on Wednesday; by Friday afternoon pick-up trucks circle the field. Each home game begins with an all-town tail gate sponsored by local businesses. By 9 p.m., folks retire to “fifth-quarters,” a series of post-game parties held at churches and homes around town to relive their kids’ glory.
Women should not have children after 35. Really … 35 children are enough.
Shopping tip: You can get shoes for 85 cents at bowling alleys.
After all is said and done, usually more is said than done.
I am a nobody. Nobody is perfect; therefore I am perfect.
No one ever says, “It’s only a game,” when their team is winning.
I gave my son a hint. On his room door I put a sign: CHECK-OUT TIME IS 18.
If carrots are so good for the eyes, how come I see so many dead rabbits on the highway?
How come we choose from just two people for president and 50 for Miss America?
Ever notice that people who spend money on beer, cigarettes and lottery tickets are always complaining about being broke and not feeling well?
On my first day of school, my parents dropped me off at the wrong nursery. There I was … surrounded by trees and bushes.
Marriage changes passion: suddenly you’re in bed with a relative.
I earn a seven-figure salary. Unfortunately, there’s a decimal point involved.
The next time you feel like complaining, remember: Your garbage disposal probably eats better than 30 percent of the people in this world.
Snowmen fall from Heaven un-assembled.
Home is where you can say anything you like ’cause nobody listens to you anyway.
I live in my own little world, but it’s OK — they know me here.
I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with GUESS on it. I said, “Thyroid problem?”
I don’t do drugs anymore ’cause I find I get the same effect just by standing up really fast.
Sign in pet store: “Buy one dog, get one flea … ”
Dyslexia means never having to say that you’re yrros.
If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the “terminal”?
I see your IQ test results were negative.
Regular naps prevent old age … especially if you take them while driving.
I don’t approve of political jokes; I’ve seen too many of them get elected.
I think your problem is low self-esteem. It is very common among losers.
If women can have PMS, then men can have ESPN.
The most precious thing we have is life, yet it has absolutely no trade-in value.
I have learned there is little difference in husbands — you might as well keep the first.
If life deals you lemons, make lemonade; if it deals you tomatoes, make Bloody Marys.
Travel is very educational: I can now say “Kaopectate” in seven different languages.
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
The memory of the righteous will be a blessing. Proverbs 10:7 NIV
For he who is least among you all will be great. Luke 9:48 NKJV
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Psalm 33:12 KJV
Be on your guard: stand firm in the faith: be men of courage: be strong. I Corinthians 16:13 NIV
Give Honor and respect to all those to whom it is due. Romans 13:7 TLB
Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask you father and he will tell you, your elders and they will explain to you.
Deuteronomy 32:7 NJV
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe. Proverbs 29:25 KJV
Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. I Thessalonians 4:13-14 NJV
No one has greater love than this – that one would lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
Over this past weekend, a small package arrived. In it were my season tickets to the 2012 College Baseball World Series in Omaha. This will be my 25th year or so attending the “greatest show on dirt.”
It will also be the 2nd year in the new ballpark … though I still miss old Rosenblatt Stadium. The new TD Ameritrade Park is very nice … but it is a “slick” place for baseball … with many wonderful amenities … but without the charm.
Saying that I also do need to say that I love my new seat … they are larger than the old ones … with beverage holders (no beer at NCAA events) … and nice space between rows. The chart below shows the seating chart. My seat is 3 rows in from the aisle … right where you see the number 113! Great seat … great view.
1. We Are Answering Questions That No One Else Is Asking.
I’m glad that we can debate theology and know terms that make us seem intelligent and cause other people to scratch their heads; however, at the end of the day people are not asking about the five points of Calvinism, the trichotomy or dichotomy of the Spirit or the peccability/impeccability of Christ! They are asking “Why is my life falling apart?” or, “How do I get past the fact that I was sexually molested when I was eight?” Or, “How do I, as a single mom, lead and provide for my family?”
Too many people are so obsessed with their theological labels, I believe, so that they don’t actually have to do real ministry!
2. We call laziness “authenticity!”
The church is the bride of Christ–established by Him, purchased by Him and pursued by Him! We have the promises of God and have been empowered by HIS HOLY SPIRIT! We should be doing things BETTER than Apple, BETTER than Disney and BETTER than Google!
There is way more at stake with what God has called us to! And “Spirit Filled” should not equal poorly planned, thrown together and poorly executed! And…no one should say, “I’m doing this for Jesus” and then follow it up with a half-hearted, poor effort.
When it came to redeeming mankind Jesus did not search the back corners of heaven to find some under-challenged angel who had nothing to do…HE came, HE did it, HE paid for the sin of the world! HE GAVE HIS BEST…His followers should do the same!
3. We use “discipleship” as an excuse not to do evangelism.
I’ve heard too many churches say that they are not reaching people because they are too busy making disciples. A few things to consider here…
One – Every disciple in the Bible was an evangelist! There is not one example of one of the original disciples that formed some sort of holy huddle and forgot about the world! It is IMPOSSIBLE to become a DISCIPLE if EVANGELISM isn’t a part of the process!
TWO – I have found that every time people in a church says something like what was mentioned above it is simply because they do not know anyone that is lost!
4. We are becoming political and neglecting the prophetic.
Let me be very clear…Christians can and should have political opinions! (Have you ever noticed that those who criticize Christians for having a political opinion always seem to have their own political opinion?) We should vote (and if you don’t then keep your mouth shut when it comes to our country and how it is led!) We should pray for our leaders as the Scriptures clearly teach.
However, the churches main goal should be to declare the Gospel, not advance an agenda of a particular political party! We should declare God’s message, God’s Word, God’s truth and in God’s way (see John 13:34-35!). Churches that get in bed with politics always wake up the next morning to find their lover gone! We should never use the platform God has given us for an agenda other than HIS!
Perry Noble is the founding and senior pastor of NewSpring Church in Anderson, Greenville and Florence, South Carolina. At just nine years old, the church averages over 10,000 people during weekend services and is launching another campus in Columbia, South Carolina. Perry is convicted about speaking the truth as plainly as possible. A prolific blogger, he’s also the author of Blueprints: How to Build Godly Relationships. More from Perry Noble or visit Perry at www.perrynoble.com
The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games of May 20 and do not include ties.
|12.||Cal State Fullerton||33-18||1-3||8|
|15.||North Carolina State||38-15||2-2||13|
With a little bit of traveling my weekend routine got re-arranged. Sunday night was spent in Bedford, TX where we had lasagna! Fortunately I had frequented an adult beverage store prior and picked up a Rahr product I had not tried before … Bucking Bock!
According to their website it is “a traditional German Spring Bock Beer – golden in color and mildly hopped. Kick’n in at 7.5% alcohol, it has a smooth malty character that will surely thaw you out after a long cold winter. Spring is here and so is Rahr’s Bucking Bock!”
All I can add is this … I have yet to find a brew that Rahr & Sons makes that I do not like. Now all I need to do is make a pilgrimage to Ft. Worth for one of their Saturday brew tours!
Back home, and after an evening meeting, pizza was served, and with this I took bottle #1 from the family of beers brewed by another Texas brewery … Real Ale in Blanco, TX. Pick #1 was Brewhouse Brown Ale: a caramel brown with a hint of chocolate, it melds four kinds of malt and American hops into a delicious dark ale. Rich and roasty, yet with a dry.
This was a very enjoyable beverage … think I may have found another gathering of suds from a good Texas company … especially the Mysterium Verum!