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Archive for March 18, 2011

Air Force beats Holy Cross, 3-2, in AHA Semifinals

Lamoureux scores two in third as Air Force beats Holy Cross, 3-2, in AHA Semifinals ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Senior Jacques Lamoureux scored two goals in the third period to lift Air Force to a 3-2 win over Holy Cross in the Atlantic Hockey Association semifinals, Friday, March 18, at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. With the win, Air Force advances to the AHA Championship game on Saturday, March 19, at 7:05 p.m. The Falcons’ opponent will be the regular-season champions and defending ... Full Story

Big Inning Lifts Falcon Baseball Past Portland 12-4

March 18, 2011 USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - A seven-run fifth inning highlighted Air Force baseball’s 12-4 win over Portland Friday afternoon at Falcon Field. The win lifted the Falcons to 8-10 on the season and dropped the Pilots to 8-7. Trailing 4-2, the Falcons batted around in the fifth, racking up five hits and seven runs to jump ahead 9-4. Air Force tacked on three more runs in the eighth. Junior right-hander Evan Abrecht (5-0) continued his outstanding pitching, allowing four runs ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

  NGC 3621: Far Beyond the Local Group   Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler Explanation: Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 3621 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. Some of ... Full Story

AFA Women sweep tennis matches

The Air Force women’s tennis team swept a pair of matches Friday morning at the Academy. The Falcons downed CSU-Pueblo and Metro State, each by a 7-0 score, in the team’s final non-conference matches of the season. With the wins, Air Force improved to 14-4 this spring. The Falcons won all 12 singles matches in straight sets, including five 6-0, 6-0 scores, and did not lose more than two games in any of the six doubles matches. Junior Tahlia Smoke, who won the No. 3 singles match ... Full Story

Madam files false tax return

Metro Denver woman surrenders for interstate prostitution related charges DENVER – Michelle Schramm, aka Uk Chin Schramm, age 55, of Aurora surrendered to federal authorities on crimes related to her operating an interstate prostitution business, United States Attorney John Walsh, IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Sean Sowards and Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson announced. Schramm was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2010 on charges of interstate ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 19, Closest full moon of 2011 on

Sky Tonight—March 19, Closest full moon of 2011 on – high tides – Saturn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Today – March 19 – features the closest full moon of 2011. Some are calling it a supermoon. As a result, you might look for higher-than-usual tides along the ocean coastlines throughout the world. What is true – and false – about the March 19 supermoon What’s more, the bright point of light near tonight’s moon is the planet Saturn, the sixth planet outward from the sun. Because the ... Full Story

Zero Tolerance Victory

Zero Tolerance Victory

School Officials Agree to Rescind Suspension of 7th Grade Honor Student Over Possession of Oregano CHESAPEAKE, Va. — After being criticized by The Rutherford Institute for misapplying zero tolerance policies and suspending a seventh grade honor student over allegations that he was in possession of the Italian herb oregano, school officials at Hickory Middle School have agreed to rescind the 10-day suspension and the recommendation for expulsion for “possession of an imitation ... Full Story

Grey Rock Fire (Hewlett Gulch)

March 18, 10:41 update The Grey Rock Fire is now 100% contained. The fire is estimated at 17 acres and is located approximately one mile south-southeast of Greyrock Mountain near the Poudre Canyon on the Roosevelt National Forest. Firefighters will focus on mop up activities today. The fire was human caused; however, the details are still under investigation. The fire did receive light snow. The three trails previously closed (Greyrock, Greyrock Meadows, and Hewlett Gulch) are now open. ... Full Story

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