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Archive for November 13, 2011

I think it should be wider

I think it should be wider

          Response to “I think it should be wider.” — U.S. Senate candidate Clark Durant, a Michigan Republican, sharing his thoughts on the wealth gap and why Occupy Wall Street protesters should “go find a job.” I find it ironic that Republicans have such disdain for the lazy, and yet their solution to everything is do nothing. Their answer to wealth inequality? Do nothing. Healthcare? Do nothing. Climate change? Nothing. Racism? ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Few butterflies have a wingspan this big. The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often named for flowers or insects, and NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the central star of this particular planetary nebula is exceptionally hot though -The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble  Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team Explanation: Few butterflies have a wingspan this big. The bright clusters and ... Full Story

Army looking for Bell Ringers

Army looking for Bell Ringers

  Ring Bells This Year -- Do It For You!  Come Join our Volunteers for the 2011 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign!!! You’re helping folks right here at home. Plus -- You’ll get lots of smiles and thank you’s to add to your Holiday Cheer! The volunteer Loveland-Berthoud Salvation Army Service Unit raised $80,000 last year…way more than in previous years. Now, come join us in this rewarding experience as we try to beat this record this year and help even more of our needy ... Full Story

GOP pushes for drilling in Arctic National Wildlife

  Article appears in he Summit County Citizens Voice newspaper   GOP pushes for drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  By Summit Voice Oil drilling in the coastal strip in the Alaskan Arctic has been hotly contested for decades SUMMIT COUNTY — Continuing to push for domestic energy production, House Republicans this week said they will introduce a bill that would open parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling. Although the area was set aside for ... Full Story

Asia-Pacific Economic summit gets

  APEC World Leaders Dinner Gets Occupied Within secure zone, musician sings on behalf of the many Honolulu - A change in the programmed entertainment at last night's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gala left a few world leaders slack-jawed, though most seemed not to notice that anything was amiss. During the gala dinner, renowned Hawaiian guitarist Makana, who performed at the White House in 2009, opened his suit jacket to reveal a home-made “Occupy with Aloha” T-shirt. ... Full Story

On This Day, November 13 1982

On This Day, November 13 1982

Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated Near the end of a weeklong national salute to Americans who served in the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington after a march to its site by thousands of veterans of the conflict. The long-awaited memorial was a simple V-shaped black-granite wall inscribed with the names of the 57,939 Americans who died in the conflict, arranged in order of death, not rank, as was common in other memorials. The designer of the memorial ... Full Story

Eagles earn series split against first place Grizzlies

  WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - The Colorado Eagles beat the Utah Grizzlies, 3-1, earning a split of the six points available in the team's three-game series over the past four days. The line of Chad Costello (3 points), Jack Combs (3 points) and Michael Forney (2 points) paced the Eagles' offense, while Kyle Jones was stellar in net, stopping 36 of 37 shots. The teams played a scoreless first period that saw Jones stop 14 shots and Andrew Engelage stop nine. Despite the shot ... Full Story

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