A historic occasion

By Chuck Kajer, Managing Editor

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States.

Perhaps more so than in previous years, this inauguration will be a historic occasion. Mr. Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected to the nation's highest office. This, despite the fact that he was born in the early 1960s, at a time when some states still authorized segregated facilities for different races. How things have changed.

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