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Issue: "The schools that Arne built," April 11, 2009

Remember the Tartans

April 6: For the roughly 20 million Americans with at least a wee bit of Scottish ancestry, Tartan Day 2009 offers a chance for highlanders and lowlanders alike to dig out the kilt. Scottish groups nationwide will field their own celebrations like the one in Orlando at an American Legion post that will feature a buffet dinner and haggis presentation.

The 73rd Masters Tournament

April 6:If Trevor Immelman hopes to defend his 2008 Masters championship, he'll not only have to contend with Tiger Woods, whom he defeated by three strokes last year, but Woods with a good knee. Immediately following the Augusta tournament last year, Woods underwent knee surgery, revealing that he had been playing through pain due to torn cartilage.

Peary centennial

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April 6: On this day a century ago, Robert Peary earned accolades for his claim to be the first to reach the North Pole. His polar accomplishment was recognized by Congress in 1911 but disputed by both contemporary and modern historians who surmise he missed the actual North Pole by perhaps five miles.

Release of Hannah Montana: The Movie

April 10: One recession-proof business idea: A Hannah Montana movie. Disney can begin raking in the cash when it debuts the film version of the popular Disney Channel franchise. The $35 million film is expected to play well
with girls weaned on the cable show.

Tax day

April 15: Besides burning a path to the post office to mail away tax returns, some Americans have other ideas for a Tax Day tradition. Citizens in Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Dayton, Ohio, plan on holding ceremonial tea parties to protest the federal tax code and to pay homage to the Revolutionary-era Boston Tea Party.

Yankees open new stadium

April 16: After 85 years in the House that Ruth Built, the New York Yankees will move across the street to the new incarnation of Yankees Stadium in a home opener against the Cleveland Indians. Rejected nicknames of the new ballpark: the House that Knoblauch Built and the House that Alex Rodriguez and Yuri Sucart Built.

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