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Videos and podcasts from the panel discussions at the SXSW 2007 event, which kicked off over the weekend, are now available on the SXSW 2007 site. The event takes place over nine days, primarily involving a lot of creative professionals from the music, video gaming and film industries, but there's a lot of value for business innovators looking to tap into new trends before they reach the mainstream. There will be three keynote conversations, which provide the overall context for the other panel discussions taking place at the event:
(2) CBS News anchor Dan Rather on Monday, March 12;
(3) Will Wright ("the Bono of the video game industry") on Tuesday, March 13.
In addition, there were opening remarks on March 10 by rising superstar Kathy Sierra, who runs the popular Creating Passionate Users blog. To keep track of everything going on (including cool music clips), check out CNET.com's "Best of SXSW" website.
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Even some teachers suffer from anxiety about math.
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She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
The legacy of Felix Dzerzhinsky, who led Soviet secret police in the "Red Terror," still confounds Russia.
- Felix Dzerzhinsky led the Cheka, Soviet Union's first secret police.
- The Cheka was infamous for executing thousands during the Red Terror of 1918.
- The Cheka later became the KGB, the spy organization where Russia's President Putin served for years.
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