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Explorers to salvage Titanic telegraph

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/20/20, 12:17 pm

A salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless machine that the crew of the RMS Titanic used to signal for help, a judge ruled on Monday. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith’s decision amends an earlier order blocking RMS Titanic Inc. from cutting into the wreckage of the ocean liner. Beach said the company has a unique opportunity to recover an artifact from the rapidly decaying ship. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration argued against the mission, saying the telegraph is likely surrounded “by the mortal remains of more than 1,500 people.”

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A bridge to the post-COVID future

Coronavirus | Marshall Plan lessons offer hope for the future
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/07/20, 05:03 pm

Our cover meetings among editors every two weeks are spirited things, always full of hard choices and compromises, and with a deadline clock ticking. They happen under wraps so I won’t give details, except to say that in February we made a hard-fought decision to depict the growing coronavirus outbreak, nearly three weeks before it was declared a pandemic.

As we each came around to it, one editor said, “Let’s pray that we won’t need a coronavirus cover a month from now.”

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We can’t go back, so let’s go forward

Society | The loss of normal times means new opportunities
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 5/07/20, 03:00 pm

I’m old enough to remember a time when I didn’t start columns with “I’m old enough to remember.” When flower children roamed the earth, singing along with Crosby, Stills, and Nash, a song called “Woodstock” expressed their hope of humanity’s new dawn:

We are stardust, we are golden / We are billion-year-old carbon / And we’ve got to get ourselves / Back to the garden.

We know how that turned out.

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