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Archive for October 30, 2011

Halloween special: scary fact checks

Halloween special: scary fact checks

  Halloween special report: our scariest fact-checks!  By Bill Adair Published on Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 11:10 a.m. To celebrate Halloween, we're highlighting some of our scariest Truth-O-Meter items of the past few years. Scare tactics have a long and rich history in American politics. Opponents of Thomas Jefferson warned in 1800 that his election would mean that "murder, robbery, rape, adultery and incest will openly be taught and practiced." Joseph ... Full Story

Moon Theater Production

Moon Theater Production

    The Moon Theatre Company will present the drop dead funny “Dearly Departed” Nov. 4, 5, 11 & 12 (7:30 p.m.) and Nov. 6 & 13 (2 p.m.) at the United Methodist Church (lower level stage), 820 9th St. in Berthoud. Tickets: $10, adult, and $8 for students and seniors. “Dearly Departed,” by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, is a comedy about the Turpin family, which proves that living and dying in the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt is seldom tidy and ... Full Story

Larimer County sesquicentennial

Larimer County sesquicentennial

          Wearing its age well: Larimer County celebrates 150th anniversary this year By Jessica Benes, Pamela Dickman and Jackie Hutchins Reporter-Herald Staff Writers Posted: 10/29/2011 11:10:05 PM MDT Larimer County is well known for its towering mountains, jagged canyons and quality of life. The area that thousands know and love has changed dramatically over the years -- the 4.6 billion years the earth has existed, to be exact. "We've been ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Similar in size and grand design to our home Galaxy (although without the central bar), spiral galaxy NGC 3370 lies about 100 million light-years away toward the constellation of the Lion (Leo). Spiral Galaxy NGC 3370 from Hubble  Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA); Acknowledgement: A. Reiss et al. (JHU) Explanation: Is this what our own Milky Way Galaxy looks like from far away? Similar in size and grand design to our home Galaxy (although without the ... Full Story

On This Day, October 30, 1938

On This Day, October 30, 1938

Orson Welles scares nation Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of "War of the Worlds"—a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth. Orson Welles was only 23 years old when his Mercury Theater company decided to update H.G. Wells' 19th-century science fiction novel War of the Worlds for national radio. Despite his age, Welles had been in radio for several years, most notably as the voice of "The Shadow" in the hit mystery program of the same name. ... Full Story

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