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Robots and flying gals

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webmaster | 03/07/14

Today the big Robotics competition will start in our fair town. The students of Madera High have put together another great team with an awesome robot that would strike fear (if they had emotions) into any other mechanical monster that dares to rumble across the gym floor of the Coyotes. Good luck to all involved (from Madera) this weekend.

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Women warriors. After the story on the World War II veterans, and the latest Honor Flights back to Washington this spring and summer, I received an email from Fresno State journalism professor Gary Rice. He is looking for any veterans of the female persuasion that were veterans of WWII.

According to military figures over a quarter-million “gals” served in the armed forces during that conflict. This included 74,000 nurses in the army and navy and more than a thousand female flyers who ferried aircraft around the country and to Hickam Field in Hawaii. These female pilots, because they were considered civil service workers, weren’t even recognized until the 1970s.

If any of you readers know of women that served, please feel free to contact me at the email below or call the Tribune...


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