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Archive for April 11, 2010

Earthsky Tonight — April 12: Star-hop from Leo to

Earthsky Tonight — April 12: Star-hop from Leo to the Coma star cluster

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science We show the constellation Leo the Lion for about 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. tonight. At this time, the Lion will be due south and at his highest point in the sky. Two distinctive star patterns make the Lion fairly easy to identify. Leo’s brightest star – the sparkling blue-white gem Regulus – dots a backward question mark of stars known as The Sickle. If you could see a Lion in this pattern of stars, The Sickle would outline the ... Full Story

Did Magnetar create the mortgage crisis?

Did Magnetar create the mortgage crisis?

Intro by Gary Wamsley Mortgage bankers recently testified before the US Congress that no one saw the impending crisis in sub-prime mortgages and the financial crisis that ensued. That is pretty hard to believe. Either the top financial experts in this country are incredibly stupid or they are lying. Take your pick. There were people who saw it coming, and perhaps even created the crisis and made hundreds of millions of dollars at what turns out to be taxpayer expense. Two reporters for ... Full Story

Obituary: Theodore “Ted” Wacker

Theodore “Ted” Wacker, 86, of Loveland, Colo., passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2010. Ted was born in Berthoud, Colo., on July 23, 1923, to John and Anna Margaret (Schaefer) Wacker. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loveland. Ted attended schools in the Berthoud area and farmed with his family until enlisting in the Army. After his discharge from the Army, he returned to the family farm and also attended a vocational school in Chicago. He married Wilma Stromberger ... Full Story

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