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Archive for November 21, 2011

On This Day, November 22, 1963

On This Day, November 22, 1963

  John F. Kennedy assassinated John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible. First lady Jacqueline Kennedy rarely accompanied her husband on political outings, but she was beside him, along with Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, for a 10-mile motorcade through the streets of downtown Dallas on November 22. Sitting in a Lincoln convertible, the Kennedys and ... Full Story

Escalating police brutality

Escalating police brutality

  There are some new developments in the Occupy news. While the police brutality has been ongoing, the pepper-spraying of students at UC Davis has dramatically increased the anti-police sentiment in this country. Apparently I have not been alone in the premise that we are becoming a police state. Even Forbes Magazine has had enough. Let us start this journey with the article “Police Response to Wall Street is Absurd.”  Don’t miss the sidebar story “Police ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The image highlights a part of W5 spanning about 2,000 light years that is rich in star forming pillars. W5 lies about 6,500 light years away toward the constellation of Cassiopeia.     W5: Pillars of Star Formation  Image Credit & Copyright: Lori Allen, Xavier Koenig (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) et al., JPL-Caltech, NASA Explanation: How do stars form? A study of star forming region W5 by the sun-orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope provides clear clues by ... Full Story

Coffman Urges Super Committee to End Congressional

Coffman Urges Super Committee to End Congressional Pensions

Press Release  (WASHINGTON) –Today U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-CO, sent a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction asking them to include the elimination of the pension plan that is available to Members of Congress as part of their debt reduction plan. The bipartisan “Super Committee,” comprised of 12 members from the House and Senate, is charged with developing a plan to find at least $1.2 trillion in savings over the next 10 years. “I served my country in ... Full Story

Foothills Audubon Club Dec 5

Foothills Audubon Club Dec 5

      One Arctic Summer 7:00 p.m. - Monday, Dec. 5th For our December program, we can think about summer. This beautiful film takes us to that special time, in a very special place – one summer in the northern Alaska tundra. Remarkable sequences show the struggle of the abundant birdlife that nest and raise their families during the brief tundra summer season. Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting and Lapland Longspur are just a few of the species that play out their yearly ... Full Story

16th Annual Secret Santa’s for the Elderly

16th Annual Secret Santa’s for the Elderly

  The 16th Annual Secret Santa’s for the Elderly is currently seeking volunteers.     The purpose of the Santa’s is to bring a smile and feeling of love and encouragement to elderly by providing a loving visitor. Volunteers will be paired with an adopted resident living in a nursing or assisted living home in Larimer County.  A list is also provided if you’d like to take a simple gift along. Since 1996 the nonprofit group has organized more than 7,000 ... Full Story

George Harrison (Feb. 25, 1943—Nov. 29, 2001)

George Harrison (Feb. 25, 1943—Nov. 29, 2001)

  George Harrison (Feb. 25, 1943—Nov. 29, 2001): A Life Remembered in Words and Songs By John W. Whitehead November 21, 2011 Ten years ago, on November 29, 2001, George Harrison—the "quiet Beatle"—passed away at the age of 58, a victim of throat cancer. Harrison left behind an amazing legacy, one that not only spanned a legendary musical career that began with the Beatles and continued throughout his solo career but also went beyond the cultural to the spiritual. Indeed, ... Full Story

Coffman Statement on Super Committee Failure

Coffman Statement on Super Committee Failure

Press Release (WASHINGTON) - Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement today on the expected announcement that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction failed to reach an agreement on finding at least $1.2 trillion in spending reductions over the next ten years:"I'm deeply disappointed by the failure of the super committee to find an agreement for at least $1.2 trillion in cuts, but the question now is can we still find a better solution than the ... Full Story

Udall, 7 Other Senators Introduce Burn Pit Amendment

  Press Release Defense Authorization Amendment Creates Registry for Open-Air Burn Pit Victims   Today, Mark Udall announced he has joined seven other senators in introducing a bipartisan amendment to the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act to create a national registry of service members and veterans impacted by open air burn pits, helping identify and take better care of those affected.  Co-sponsoring the amendment are senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Bob Corker ... Full Story

Gardner co-sponsors bill to boost main street economy

  Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has added his name as a co-sponsor to the "Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act", H.R. 3461, a bill that will make it easier for community banks to navigate the financial regulatory system and better serve main street. “Community banks are an essential part of the ‘main street’ economy, and these reforms are intended to ensure a fair process between the FDIC and the banks it regulates by ... Full Story

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