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No recent Cali or Iggy awards; Mr Irrelevant
Aug 15, 2011

Welcome to Paper Clip Day!

Get ready to get your papers organized! It's Paper Clip Day! Paper clips (or paperclips) are flat pieces of metal that can hold papers in place without disturbing them and don't need to be bent or be pinched together to work. They gained in popularity at the end of the nineteenth century, when various types were created and many patents were applied for. This was at a time when steel was new, and the machines used to make large quantities of paper clips were invented.

Fastening papers together was first done in the thirteenth century. Short pieces of ribbon were put through parallel cuts that were made in the upper left-hand corners of paper. In 1835, John Ireland Howe, a New York physician, invented the machine for the mass production of straight pins. These pins were designed to be used with cloth, but people also used them to fasten paper together.

It wasn't until at least the 1860s when paper clips as we know them today began being made, and it wasn't until the 1890s that production really picked up. Many types of paper clips were made because many of the new designs had patents, so manufacturers had to make their designs unique. They often focused on certain aspects of the clips. For example, a manufacturer would focus on making paper clips that could hold a thick stack of papers, that would not tear the paper, or wouldn't get tangled with other paper clips.

In 1867, Samuel B. Fay invented a clip for attaching tickets to fabric. His patent mentioned that it could also be used to hold paper together. It was not used for this at the time, however, but in 1896 the "Cinch" paper clip debuted and used Fay's design. Fay's design was then sold under many names during the late 1890s. Other early paper clip patents include one by Erlman J. Wright in 1877 and one by Frank Angell in 1889.

Many see Johan Vaaler of Norway as the inventor of the paper clip. He created a paper clip made of a wire that had one turn in 1899. He patented it that year in Germany, as his home country of Norway didn't have patent laws at the time. He received an American patent for his invention two years later. A year after that, Cornelius J. Brosnan received an American patent for his "Konaclip" paper clip.

The paper clip we are most familiar with today, which has a double oval, is the "Gem" clip. Designed by Gem Manufacturing in England, it made its debut in 1892. It was never patented, but the machine used to make it was patented in 1899. There are countless other types of paper clips that have been made over the years. Some designs include the Non-Skid, Ideal, Owl, Eureka, Sheet Brass Gothic, Proco, Angell, Utility, Vice, Acme Correspondence, and Nifty.

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Syracuse basketball recruiting target Sadiq White sets date for college decision (PS; $; Waters)

Sadiq White, one of the top prospects in the 2025 recruiting class, will announce his college choice on Wednesday, according to a report.

White, a 6-foot-8 forward from Charlotte, North Carolina, holds a scholarship offer from Syracuse and is considered a key recruit in the ‘25 class for the Orange.

White is set to make his announcement at 6 p.m., Wednesday on the On3Recruits YouTube channel.

The versatile forward is ranked No. 25 by 247Sports, No. 30 by ESPN and No. 31 by On3. He was just recently named as one of 18 finalists for a roster spot on USA Basketball’s Under-18 National Team.

Syracuse Basketball: 5-star Sadiq White to decide and why I like the Orange's chances (itlh; Adler)

Syracuse basketball coaches will know on Wednesday night if they have landed their first verbal pledge in the 2025 class.

Five-star forward Sadiq White Jr. from Charlotte, N.C., a consensus top-35 national prospect in the rising senior class, will make his college decision on Wednesday, May 29, at 6:00 pm EST, per On3 national reporter Joe Tipton.

The 6-foot-8 White, an elite defender with an offensive game that continues to evolve and expand, has a top seven of the 'Cuse, Alabama, Southern California, Georgetown, LSU, Tennessee, and Texas.

When I wrote this article on Tuesday evening, I didn't see any analyst predictions for White between the 247Sports Web site, and the On3 Web site.

White, a priority recruit for Syracuse basketball in the 2025 cycle, received a scholarship offer from the Orange staff in late April of 2023. Per , he holds more than 20 high-major offers.

Keeping Up With The 315 5-28-24 (ESPN; radio; the 315)

Brian opens the show with the latest transfer portal rumblings about how a player most of us learned about this morning is likely no longer an option. Then, he continues his 100 day countdown to SU football with talk of Utah joining the ACC? What? Lastly, news drops about a 5-star recruit making his decision and Brian goes over the chances he picks ‘Cuse.

30 Minutes in Orange Nation 5-28-24 (ESPN; radio; Orange Nation)

Steve and Paulie are back after a long weekend discussing Eddie Lampkin officially deciding on Syracuse and other roster news. Next they chop it up about Utah joining the Big 12. Lastly, they talk about what is going on around the NBA.

Bill Walton appreciated Syracuse's most famous contribution to basketball, the shot clock (PS; $; Croyle)

Hall of Fame basketball player, and popular college and NBA commentator, Bill Walton, who died Monday at the age of 71, might have been a strange addition to Syracuse’s celebration of the 24-second shot clock on March 26, 2005.

The other invited guests made much more sense being at the occasion than “The Big-Head.”

Early Lloyd and Dolph Schayes were members of the Syracuse Nationals when the team’s owner, Danny Biasone, and his general manager Leo Ferris, changed the game of basketball forever in 1954 with the invention of the shot clock.

And John Havlicek, whose frenetic style for the Boston Celtics helped them win 13 NBA championships during the the 1960s and ’70s, took full advantage of the pace and freedom that the new rule change created.

Walton, however, might have been one of the shot clock’s greatest advocates even though he benefitted little from it during his playing days.

During his time at UCLA, where he was two-time player of the year and three-time champion, the shot clock did not exist on the college level. The NCAA would not introduce it until 1985. In the NBA, where he was league MVP in 1979, leg injuries cut down on much of his speed and mobility.

But as a passionate lover of the game and among its most enthusiastic broadcasters, the shot clock created the up-tempo sport he loved to watch and comment on.



This rendering shows the exterior of the proposed Le Moyne College fitness and wellness center that would be built as part of a $45 million expansion and renovation of the college's athletic complex.Provided by Le Moyne College

Le Moyne College plans $45 million expansion, renovation of athletic complex (PS; Weiner)

Le Moyne College is planning a $45 million expansion and renovation of its athletic facilities that will include the addition of a track and field complex and tennis courts, state and college officials said today.

The new facilities will include a team community center with locker rooms and sports medicine facilities, a strength and conditioning facility for student athletes, and a fitness center.

The college also will renovate its Vincent B. Ryan Pool and other parts of the athletic complex.

The project was made possible by the recent approval of $12 million in state grants over the next two years, said state Assembly member Pam Hunter, D-Syracuse.

Le Moyne College said it will raise money from donors, including corporate sponsors, to pay for its $33 million share of the expansion.

Le Moyne moved all of its sports programs to Division I last year after accepting an invitation to join the Northeast Conference.

Some of the renovated and expanded facilities will be open to the community as well as Le Moyne athletes, students and employees, a college spokesman said.

Hunter said this year’s state budget includes $5 million in the capital fund to design and build the tennis and track and field complex.

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