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Archive for March 10, 2011

Investigating Muslims or Coming Together as Americans?

  By Talat Hamdani As a proud New Yorker and the mother of a first responder who lost his life on September 11, 2001, I am saddened to learn that Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is planning on holding congressional hearings on March 10 on the "radicalization of American Muslims." My son Mohammed Salman Hamdani was a 23-year-old paramedic, a New York City police cadet and a Muslim American. He was one of those brave 2,976 people who tragically lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks ... Full Story

Larimer County Commissioners: March 15

Administrative Matters March 15, 2011 9:00 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. Commissioners' Conference Room 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins     Please Note: Scheduled Times are Subject to Change! * Please Note: If There is No Public Comment, Administrative Matters will Continue with Agenda at 9:00 am Agenda Public Comment   9:00-9:05 a.m. Approval of Minutes for the Week of March 7.   9:05-9:08 a.m. Review of the Schedule for the Week of March ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 11, Moon and star Aldebaran close

Sky Tonight—March 11, Moon and star Aldebaran close in evening sky

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Our sky chart shows the waxing crescent moon and the star Aldebaran as they appear in North America. However, the moon and Aldebaran can be seen from pretty much all over the world this Friday evening. As seen from the eastern part of the globe – Asia, Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand – the moon will be closer to the Pleiades cluster than to Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

    NGC 1999: South of Orion Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, U. Arizona Explanation: South of the large star-forming region known as the Orion Nebula, lies bright blue reflection nebula NGC 1999. Also at the edge of the Orion molecular cloud complex some 1,500 light-years distant, NGC 1999's illumination is provided by the embedded variable star V380 Orionis. The nebula is marked with a dark sideways T-shape near center in this broad ... Full Story

Suspicious male in Wellington

Suspicious Male followed 11-year-old girl home March 10, 2011 On March 7 and March 8 at approximately 3:30 p.m., an 11-year-old female was walking from the 4000-block of Wilson Avenue in Wellington when she was followed to her residence by an unknown male. The female ignored the male and called her mother on her cell phone. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office  was notified on March 8 by the 11 year old and her mother. The 11 year old was not harmed nor contacted by the male. The male is ... Full Story

Colorado Ag Day Celebrates American Way of Life

By John Salazar Commissioner of Agriculture Throughout the centuries, the American way of life has stood for freedom, honor, and integrity. It’s no surprise that those are the same words I use to describe Colorado’s agricultural producers.  It is through the hard work and dedication of our producers that we are able to provide safe, abundant, and affordable products for your family and dinner table. Colorado Ag Day is March 16 and it’s a day to recognize and celebrate the ... Full Story

World Affairs Daily, March 10

World Affairs Daily, March 10

  China's Nervous Neighbors Play the America Card By Richard Weitz China's increasing military power and aggressiveness has raised alarms in Southeast Asia. Richard Weitz explains how the region, together with the US, has begun to recalculate, adjust, and realign policies and relationships to counter China's increasingly menacing posture.  Read More   The Arms Trade, Dictators, and the Innocent Dead Michael Zantovsky Blog As Qaddafi murders his subjects, the moral ... Full Story

Senate President says mid-session mark reveals stark

  Republican “attack on the state's most vulnerable citizens continues” DENVER—Today, Colorado Senate President Brandon Shaffer (D-Longmont) offered the following comment as the legislature approaches the mid-session mark on Monday, March 14: “The mid-session mark reveals the stark and sobering differences between Democrats and Republicans. The Republicans’ extreme agenda would lavish almost a billion dollars of tax breaks on special interests, but deny kids the break they ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

  Discovery in Twilight Image Credit & Copyright: Tamas Ladanyi (TWAN) Explanation: As evening twilight faded on March 7, sky gazers around planet Earth enjoyed a beautiful pairing of young crescent Moon and brilliant planet Jupiter. Along with stars setting in the west, the two bright celestial beacons, Moon above and Jupiter below, leave short trails in this well-planned time exposure, a composite of 54 individual frames each 4 seconds long. On its final flight, the Space ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 10, Moon shines close to Pleiades

Sky Tonight—March 10, Moon shines close to Pleiades star cluster

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The waxing crescent moon shines in the vicinity of the Pleiades star cluster tonight. On the other hand, if you live in the eastern part of the globe –Asia, Indonesia, Australia, or New Zealand – you will see the moon closer to the Pleiades tomorrow night. On a dark night, most people see the Pleiades cluster as a tiny dipper-shaped formation made of six little starlets. That lost seventh star – the ... Full Story

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