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Archive for October 28, 2011

Monster Bash a Smash in Berthoud

Monster Bash a Smash in Berthoud

  Over a hundred children and adults flooded the Berthoud Community Library last Friday night for the annual Library Halloween Party organized by Youth Services Director, Laura Lundberg. This year's theme was monster bash and was enjoyed by everyone from princesses to small furry animals and monsters. They participated in games, crafts, trick-or-treating, and watched a movie. It was an evening filled with fun for all ages and even adults turned out in full costume. Photos by ... Full Story

On This Day, October 29, 1929

On This Day, October 29, 1929

Oct 29, 1929: Stock market crashes Black Tuesday hits Wall Street as investors trade 16,410,030 shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors, and stock tickers ran hours behind because the machinery could not handle the tremendous volume of trading. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world spiraled downward into the Great Depression. During the 1920s, the U.S. stock ... Full Story

The Vatican meets the Wall Street occupiers

The Vatican meets the Wall Street occupiers

          The Vatican meets the Wall Street occupiers By E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion Writer   Will we soon see a distinguished-looking older man in long, white robes walking among the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York’s Zuccotti Park? Is Pope Benedict XVI joining the protest movement? Well, yes and no. Yes, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace issued a strong and thoughtful critique of the global financial system ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

At the estimated distance of NGC 7129 (3,000 light-years), this telescopic view spans about 40 light-years.   Young Suns of NGC 7129  Image Credit & Copyright: Johannes Schedler (Panther Observatory) Explanation: Young suns still lie within dusty NGC 7129, some 3,000 light-years away toward the royal constellation Cepheus. While these stars are at a relatively tender age, only a few million years old, it is likely that our own Sun formed in a similar stellar ... Full Story

2011 Thompson Robotics EXPO Saturday

2011 Thompson Robotics EXPO Saturday

  Opening Ceremonies at 10 AM for the 2011 Thompson Robotics EXPO Saturday October 29, 2011 Seventy-eight teams from the Thompson School District, around the state, and Utah will converge on Loveland High this Saturday, October 29 for the 5th Annual Thompson Robotics EXPO.  The event will include a FIRST® LEGO® League scrimmage for grades 3-8, a VEX Robotics Qualifier for Worlds, grades 6-12, and a variety of exhibits. SparkFun from Boulder, a creator and reseller of pieces ... Full Story

Oakland Police Critically Injure Iraq War Vet During

Oakland Police Critically Injure Iraq War Vet During Occupy March

The trend of the police state in the United States continues as Oakland police cause serious injury to marcher. Meanwhile Herman Cain says that the protesters should "Go Home and Get A Job."  Cain's remarks illustrate the classic attitude of the haves verses the have-nots, perhaps best illustrated by a classic remark attributed to Marie Antoinette whose famous quote, "Let them eat cake." is the classic comment on the lack of understanding of the problems of the common people. While the queen ... Full Story

The wealthy’s rewards

The wealthy’s rewards

          The study that shows why Occupy Wall Street struck a nerve   By Eugene Robinson Opinion writer The hard-right conservatives who dominate the Republican Party claim to despise the redistribution of wealth, but secretly they love it — as long as the process involves depriving the poor and middle class to benefit the rich, not the other way around. That is precisely what has been happening, as a jaw-dropping new report by the ... Full Story

On This Day, October 28, 1886

On This Day, October 28, 1886

Statue of Liberty dedicated 125 years ago   The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, is dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland. Originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World," the statue was proposed by the French historian Edouard de Laboulaye to commemorate the Franco-American alliance during the American Revolution. Designed by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, the 151-foot ... Full Story

County and Loveland after storm response information

County and Loveland after storm response information

  County offices open in Loveland Dangerous, damaged tree limbs were removed from the front entryway of the 6th Street County building in Loveland today. The work was performed by the City of Loveland Light and Power Department. Schultz Industries will return Friday to clean up the leaves and small branches that remain. The building will open for business Friday, 10-28-11.   Larimer County's Alternative Sentencing Unit Crews to Assist with Area Branch Clean-Up Larimer ... Full Story

Eagles surge in 3rd again for comeback win in Vegas

  LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Colorado Eagles scored four goals in the final period to claim a come-from-behind, 5-3, win in their first trip to Las Vegas. Jack Combs notched the game-winner with a shorthanded tally, and Kyle Jones stopped 38 shots in the victory. The teams will play again Friday night in the second half of their week-ending set. Colorado out-shot Las Vegas 15-11 in the first period, carrying much of the play, but the Wranglers were able to capitalize on their chances, ... Full Story

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