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  • Why Sunglasses Make Everyone Better Looking

    06/29/2014 7:24:46 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 57 replies
    Newser ^ | June 29, 2014 | Matt Cantor
    There is, somehow, an instant attractiveness boost conferred by sunglasses. But why is it that covering up our eyes creates this effect? Believe it or not, there is an expert on the topic (it was the subject of her PhD), and UK professor Vanessa Brown explains the situation to Science of Us. The Guardian notes Brown's research spun out of her catching sight of her own reflection one day—walking into a supermarket in scruffy painting clothes but looking, she believed "quite cool," thanks to her sunglasses. That may be because, first of all, symmetry makes us look better, and sunglasses...
  • Michelle Obama booted from high school graduation lineup

    04/24/2014 12:06:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Associated Press and Meghan Keneally
    Michelle Obama has rescheduled a high school graduation speech after the students complained that her appearance would prevent many of their friends and relatives from attending the ceremony. The First Lady was scheduled to speak at a combined graduation ceremony for five high schools in Topeka, Kansas, on May 17 but will now be speaking at a different 'senior recognition day' ceremony the day before. 'Once we learned about the concerns of some students, we were eager to find a solution that enabled all of the students and their families to celebrate the special day,' said the First Lady's communications...
  • Watch Live: George Zimmerman's first appearance @1:30 pm in alleged assault case

    11/19/2013 10:17:23 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 153 replies
    WFTV ^ | 11-19-2013 | WFTV
    WFTV Live Event 1
  • Reporter Apologizes For Originally Identifying London Stabber As Having ‘Muslim Appearance’

    05/27/2013 6:31:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/27/13 | Andrew Kirell
    BBC News political editor Nick Robinson apologized last week for originally identifying the London stabbing as having a “Muslim appearance” based on quotes given to him by law enforcement. Appearing on the News at Six the day of the Woolwich attack, Robinson explained that his law enforcement sources told him the perpetrator was of “Muslim appearance” and had reportedly been shouting “Allahu Akbar,” the Arabic phrase for “God is great.” The report apparently generated controversy, especially within the United Kingdom’s Muslim community, who felt the comment represented an unfair “racist generalization.” Several days later, Robinson took to the BBC website...
  • Tickets still available for Obama campaign appearance

    10/24/2012 2:07:52 PM PDT · by FightforFreedomCA · 31 replies
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | None Listed
    Tickets are still available for President Barack Obama's campaign appearance in Tampa on Thursday, campaign officials said today.
  • Univ. of California president defends Farrakhan appearance on campus

    03/13/2012 4:38:28 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    JTA ^ | 3-13-12
    University of California President Mark Yudof defended Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s right to speak at the university’s Berkeley campus. Farrakhan’s speech Saturday was billed as being about black empowerment, but was also peppered with anti-Semitic and hate speech, students told The Daily Californian student newspaper. A petition circulated after the speech by Jewish student leaders, which opposed Farrakhan’s speech and character, but not the Black Student Union’s right to bring him to campus, garnered more than 350 signatures, the student newspaper reported. “Louis Farrakhan is a provocative, divisive figure with a long history of racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic...
  • Newt Gingrich 2012 - Events

    03/10/2012 10:30:19 PM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Newt 2012 ^ | March 10, 2012
    March 11 Newt is interviewed on Fox News Sunday Sunday March 11, 2012 Fox News Check your local listings Newt is interviewed on Face the Nation Sunday March 11, 2012 CBS News Check your local listings Newt to attend First Baptist Church of Brandon Sunday March 11 - 6pm – 7pm CT 175 Boyce Thompson Drive Brandon, MS 39042 Newt holds a Brandon Rally Sunday March 11 - 8:00pm – 9:00pm CT Brandon City Hall 1000 Municipal Drive Brandon, MS 39042 Note: This event is free and open to the public March 12 Newt speaks at the Gulf Coast Energy...
  • First Lady Busts A Move During High School Appearance (“random dancing” for Nick TV show iCarly)

    01/13/2012 1:49:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — They called it “random dancing” but First Lady Michelle Obama broke out some moves that resembled subdued variations of “the Monkey” or “the Jerk” Friday during an appearance at a northern Virginia high school. A screaming, raucous auditorium filled with elementary and middle school students greeted Obama and the cast of the Nickelodeon TV show “iCarly” at Hayfield Secondary School in Fairfax County. The appearance promoted an upcoming episode featuring Obama in which she thanks military families for their sacrifices. On the show, star Miranda Cosgrove plays the daughter of an Air Force colonel deployed overseas....
  • That Presidential Look: The Bad, the Beautiful, and Voting-Booth Realities

    09/12/2011 6:38:51 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/12/2011 | Selwyn Duke
    While there was more than one reason why John McCain was a long shot to win the 2008 general election, a big one was something almost no one talked seriously about: appearance. That is to say, when was the last time an old-looking, white-haired, half-bald man won the presidency? If you think this piece will be satire or fluff, think again. It rather will be very serious commentary about a very silly -- but painfully real -- phenomenon. When people do discuss looks' impact on presidential fortunes, they usually treat the matter as a joke; we may hear, for instance,...
  • Caroline Glick Appearance on Closeup

    04/03/2011 12:56:30 AM PDT · by Nachum
    calevbenyefuneh.blogspot.com ^ | 4/1/11 | Caroline Glick
    Wednesday I was featured on IBA's English news magazine Closeup with Leah Zinder. Here's the entire program.
  • A True Priest Doesn't Hide Himself

    11/29/2010 3:19:21 PM PST · by 0beron · 5 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/27/2010 | Tancred
    The Soutane which is required as clerical attire in the Church law books, shows itself to be ever a career killer. (kreuz.net)"I have decided for several years now to almost exclusively wear the Soutane." Father Hendrick Jolie said this for the most recent interview of the Catholic monthly magazine 'Kirchliche Umschau'. The Soutane is is in the eyes of the clergyman an acceptable and practical possibility, it makes the clergyman stand out in public: "The Priest is not >>better<<. but most probably he's, >>other<<' -- he explains.
  • Tri-C students recruited to fill the seats for Obama's appearance

    09/08/2010 2:09:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies · 1+ views
    cleveland.com ^ | 9/7/10 | Karen Farkas,
    PARMA, Ohio – With less than an hour before President Obama's scheduled speech, 75 seats remained empty in the recreation center at Cuyahoga Community College's Western Campus. So organizers went around campus and recruited more students to fill the seats.
  • Obama booed lustily by Boy Scouts

    08/08/2010 9:00:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 8, 2010 | Rick Moran
    The president decided to pass up the Boy Scouts of America's 100th Anniversary in order to make an "historic" appearance on ABC's "The View." Despite the fact that the Jamboree was just a hop, skip, and a jump from the White House at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, the president sent a recorded message instead of showing up himself. The reaction of the Boy Scouts to the video tells the story ... Never was a Boy Scout myself but I understand that the Jamboree means a lot to those in attendance. And the Boy Scouts have meant a lot...
  • The face of first contact: What aliens look like

    02/10/2010 1:37:44 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 1,316+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1/25/10 | Stephen Battersby
    TENTACLED monsters, pale skinny humanoids, shimmery beings of pure energy... When it comes to the question of what alien life forms might look like, we are free to let our imagination roam. The science-in-waiting of extraterrestrial anatomy has yet to acquire its first piece of data, so nobody knows what features we will behold if and when humans and aliens come face-to-face. Or face to squirmy something. Despite this lack of hard evidence, a blend of astronomy and earthly biology offers some clues to what is out there. A few bold scientists are even willing to make an educated guess...
  • Did Glenn Beck Get a Phone Call From the White House?

    12/17/2009 10:29:33 AM PST · by DoctorBulldog · 149 replies · 4,944+ views
    17 Dec 09 | Vanity
    My wife was listening to Glenn Beck’s radio program, this morning. She informs me that Glenn Beck says that the White House called his “red phone” yesterday at the end of his FOX News TV show. Evidently, the White House was upset that Glenn Beck interviewed Michael Goldfarb, author of the Offutt AFB closure threat report. In the interview, Goldfarb stood by his report. Glenn Beck, prefacing the story as a rumor, also stated that he confirmed this story with three sources. But, the White House vociferously denies the story.
  • Michelle Obama to star in reality show

    11/05/2009 8:18:33 PM PST · by Saije · 26 replies · 785+ views
    Times of India ^ | 11/5/2009 | Staff
    She is known for her unconventional choices and now US first lady Michelle Obama is setting another precedent by the first presidential wife to appear on a reality TV series. The First Lady will make a guest appearance on the popular series 'Iron Chef America' which features British cook Nigella Lawson as a judge, reported Daily Mail online. The episode of the popular series, which pits well-known chefs against each others, has been filmed at the White House and will be aired in the New Year. Many of the ingredients for the meals prepared in the show were chosen from...
  • Military-style guns will no longer be imported

    12/19/2008 3:23:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies · 1,271+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 19 December, 2008 | Alison Rehn
    GUNS resembling military weapons and designed to appeal to young men will be banned from being imported into Australia. The Federal Government will change import regulations to tighten controls on firearms that have a "military-style appearance". Home Affairs Minister Bob Debus said handguns and paintball markers resembling guns with fully automatic firing capabilities were already subject to higher import controls. "Manufacturers have now begun developing firearms that look more like machine guns in an attempt to appeal to a younger market," he said. "These firearms could cause unnecessary fear and apprehension in the community, which is why the regulation has...
  • LOVE Cat

    10/25/2008 9:20:00 AM PDT · by Revski · 6 replies · 437+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10/25/08 | Revski
    This animated video wishes all to know, God Loves You.
  • Obama To Appear On O'Reilly (FOX) Tonight!

    09/02/2008 5:31:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 78 replies · 1,280+ views
    Politico ^ | 9-2-08- | Politico-Ben Smith
    Senator Barack Obama will appear on Fox News' "O'Reilly Factor" tonight, a Democratic source tells Politico. The move is timed to counterprogram the Republican National Convention, which is likely to drive Fox's ratings sky-high and to give Obama access to a conservative audience. It's Obama's first appearance on the widely viewed cable show, and is a sign of what Vanity Fair today reported is a "tentative truce" between Obama and News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch. Obama clashed with Fox News during the primary after it aired early reports suggesting he had been a Muslim in Indonesia. The relationship warmed in...
  • *** The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread *** September 21-23, 2007 - National Singles' Week

    09/21/2007 3:12:46 PM PDT · by WFTR · 124 replies · 84+ views
    September 21, 2007 | WFTR
    Greetings, and Welcome to another Weekend Singles' Thread. This week is National Unmarried and Single Americans Week or National USA Week as the sponsors like to say. The official website for this week is at http://www.unmarriedamerica.org/usaweek/intro.htm . This "celebration" started on Monday and will run through the weekend. The celebration is being promoted by a group called "Unmarried America" that calls itself "an information source for the new unmarried majority." This group is trying to capture and represent the interests of all unmarried people and wants to reach out to those beyond traditional "singles" to include widows and widowers, homosexuals,...
  • UK Women 'Least Likely To Care What Men Think'

    08/01/2007 12:43:07 PM PDT · by blam · 245 replies · 5,279+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-1-2007 | Lesley Thomas
    UK women 'least likely to care what men think' By Lesley Thomas Last Updated: 9:27am BST 01/08/2007 Russian women are more worried about a man's seal of approval Frank Sinatra advised in the song Wives and Lovers: "Don't send him off, with your hair still in curlers. You may not see him again." However, it seems that British women couldn't care less after a survey showed they are the least likely to put effort into their appearance for the sake of men. They have the lowest levels of concern in the world for what husbands, boyfriends and other male observers...
  • Need help in booking Mark Steyn

    04/29/2007 5:27:10 AM PDT · by SmackDabber · 3 replies · 739+ views
    I've been trying to reach Mark Steyn or his agent to discuss a personal appearance at a U.S. campus. Multiple messages sent to his published contact address for such events - http://www.steynonline.com/?option=com_facileforms&ff_name=engagements - have gone unacknowledged. Does anyone here have additional information that would enable me to contact Mr. Steyn? Thanks.
  • Clintons make rare appearance together

    03/18/2007 7:50:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,169+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/07 | Beth Fouhy - ap
    NEW YORK - Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton took the stage Sunday with her husband, the former president, at a major fundraiser that brought in over $1 million for her presidential campaign. In a Manhattan hotel ballroom filled with New York elected officials and wealthy Democratic donors, Bill Clinton introduced his wife by describing her long career in public service beginning at Yale Law School where the couple met 35 years ago. He said he had encouraged her then to pursue a career in New York or Chicago and is still amazed she followed him back to Arkansas, where he...
  • Senate chaplain cancels appearance (at a Christian evangelical conference)

    02/01/2007 7:16:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 456+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/1/07 | Kasie Hunt - ap
    WASHINGTON - Senate Chaplain Barry Black has canceled his scheduled appearance at a Christian evangelical conference after he was pictured with columnist Ann Coulter and other prominent conservatives in a brochure promoting the event. Black told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (news, bio, voting record), D-Nev., he wouldn't be addressing next month's Reclaiming America for Christ Conference because his appearance wouldn't uphold the Senate chaplain's "historic tradition of being nonpolitical, nonpartisan, nonsectarian," Meg Saunders, a spokeswoman for the chaplain, said Thursday. Saunders said Black, a Seventh-day Adventist and a former Navy chaplain, had received "a very generic invitation" in the...
  • First lady Maria Shriver to make appearance at Watsonville market

    06/23/2006 10:12:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 714+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 6/23/06 | Tom Ragan
    California's first lady Maria Shriver is scheduled to visit the Watsonville Certified Farmers Market in the second week of July, to promote the health benefits of fresh produce and encourage more people to use their food stamps and electronic benefit cards at farmers markets across the state. Nancy Gammons, the director of Watsonville's market, said Shriver's visit has been tentatively scheduled between 4 and 6 p.m. July 14, but she added: "Anything can happen or change at the last minute in politics." The impending visit would be just another in a series of public appearances to promote California Connect, a...
  • Hecklers Disrupt Scalia At DC Appearance

    02/21/2006 4:41:53 PM PST · by blam · 44 replies · 1,867+ views
    Hecklers Disrupt Scalia at D.C. Appearance Tuesday February 21, 2006 11:46 PM By ELIZABETH WHITE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia grew tired of a persistent heckler Tuesday and asked organizers of a legal seminar to do something about the outbursts - gently. ``Don't use force,'' Scalia told American Enterprise Institute workers as they grabbed the young man's arm and nudged him toward the door. The workers then let go and the man walked out. It was unclear what Aaron Yule, 23, of Boston, was asking when Scalia turned to organizers and said, ``Can you,...
  • Study finds ugly faces more likely to end up in mug shots

    02/18/2006 11:12:36 AM PST · by MRMEAN · 70 replies · 1,465+ views
    SFGATE.com ^ | Saturday, February 18, 2006
    Saturday, February 18, 2006 Washington -- Not only are physically unattractive teenagers likely to be stay-at-homes on prom night, they're also more likely to grow up to be criminals, say two economists who tracked the life course of young people from high school through early adulthood. "We find that unattractive individuals commit more crime in comparison to average-looking ones, and very attractive individuals commit less crime in comparison to those who are average-looking," say Naci Mocan of the University of Colorado and Erdal Tekin of Georgia State University. Mocan and Tekin analyzed data from a federally sponsored survey of 15,000...
  • Alisa Mau-Maus Oprah Winfrey

    09/29/2005 12:29:20 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 535+ views
    La Queen Sucia ^ | Sept. 29, 2005 | Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    So, any of you catch the hilarious op-ed in the NY Times today? The one where the author, upon hearing that Oprah has re-ignited her book club to include living authors again, basically begs to be on the show? Sounded familiar. Sadly familiar. This is me: "Please, Oprah! Pleeeeezzzzeee!" Yup. I've written to Oprah a few times. ... I've told her about following my heart to success. About putting my brother through school so he could follow his heart, too. About the sales of the book. The movie deal with Jlo and Laura Ziskin. The TV deal at Lifetime. About...
  • Clintons Join Billy Graham for Final Revival - (BARF ALERT!)

    06/25/2005 8:37:08 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 208 replies · 7,365+ views
    FOX NEWS.COM ^ | JUNE 25, 2005 | A/P
    As his final American revival meeting continued Saturday, a fragile Billy Graham (search) was met onstage by former President Clinton, who honored the evangelist, calling him "a man I love." Clinton spoke briefly before Graham's sermon and recalled how the man known as America's pastor had refused to preach before a segregated audience in Arkansas decades ago when that state was in a bitter fight over school desegregation. "I was just a little boy and I'll never forget it," said Clinton, who was joined by his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (search). "I've loved him ever since. God bless you,...
  • Mom violates probation with Today Show appearance

    05/27/2005 9:16:41 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 31 replies · 1,994+ views
    wndu.com ^ | 5 27 05 | wndu
    Elkhart, IN - An Elkhart boy who climbed into a crane machine last week has garnered national attention including an appearance on the Today Show but the media spotlight almost landed his mother in jail. According to our reporting partners at The Truth, the boy's mother, 22-year-old Danielle Manges, violated her probation Monday when she went to New York and appeared on the Today Show with her son. Manges pleaded guilty last year to a felony charge of auto theft and was sentenced last October to 18 months of probation. Her Today Show appearance was her third violation in...
  • Ted Nugent Gets More Insane About Guns(gun grabbing weenies take on the nuges nra appearance)

    04/19/2005 10:31:38 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 63 replies · 2,798+ views
    If nothing else, Ted Nugent isn't going to have to relinquish his "Motor City Madman" nickname any time in the near future. In a speech given to the National Rifle Association's national convention in Houston, Nugent brandished a pair of assault rifles while urging NRA members to recruit other gun-packing nuts into the gang. He went so far as to urge NRA members not to associate with non-members, and to become "hardcore, radical extrimists." Siezed by a Second Amendment furor, Nugent then whipped up the crowd condoning shoot-to-kill vigalante justice. The spectacle, urged members to pull their heat and kill...
  • Why Men Prefer Pretty Faces

    02/18/2005 9:02:25 PM PST · by crushelits · 377 replies · 10,207+ views
    channels.netscape.com ^ | Feb. 18, 2004 | channels.netscape.com
    Why Men Prefer Pretty Faces So you think beauty is in the eye of the beholder? Think again. According to new research from the University of Exeter in Great Britain, the preference for pretty faces over ugly ones is embedded in our brains from the moment of birth and possibly prior to birth. Newborn babies come fully equipped with built-in preferences, including a preference for an attractive face, that help them make sense of their new environment, report the BBC News Online and Newsweek magazine. The Exeter researchers showed more than 100 infants two images that were placed side by...
  • CA: Shelley's committee appearance to present rare spectacle

    01/28/2005 5:28:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 565+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/28/05 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Secretary of State Kevin Shelley's expected appearance before an obscure legislative committee next week presents a rare spectacle in a state Capitol where few statewide elected officials have ever found themselves so engulfed in controversy. While many lawmakers have endured scandals and some seen the insides of prison walls, Shelley has few precedents as he prepares to testify before a committee that has traditionally concerned itself with auditing humdrum issues such as grazing fees and Medi-Cal overpayments. Though the 14-member Joint Legislative Audit Committee is also making headlines with its probe of cost overruns on the Bay...
  • Thai tsunami trauma sparks rash of foreign ghost sightings

    01/13/2005 6:58:53 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 17 replies · 1,337+ views
    Agence France Presse ^ | Jan. 13, 2005 | Staff
    PATONG, Thailand (AFP) - A second surge of tsunami terror is hitting southern Thailand, but this time it is a wave of foreign ghosts terrifying locals in what health experts described as an outpouring of delayed mass trauma. AFP Photo AP Photo Slideshow: Asian Tsunami Disaster Tales of ghost sightings in the six worst hit southern provinces have become endemic, with many locals saying they are too terrified to venture near the beach or into the ocean. Spooked volunteer body searchers on the resort areas of Phi Phi island and Khao Lak are reported to have looked for tourists heard...
  • Presidential debate watching party with Bush Appearance after

    10/10/2004 3:30:56 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 6 replies · 778+ views
    Arizona republican party | 10/10/04 | AzNascarFan
    I got my tickets for a presidential debate watching party with a personal appearance by the man himself after the debates. It is at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix on Wednesday October 13. Doors open at 3pm and close promptly at 6. George W will be making an appearance to speak to all of us supporters after the debates. We want to fill this place up and show the President how much support he has in Arizona! Tickets are free and available from: Bush-Cheney '04 Headquarters 4647 N. 32nd Street, Suite 125B Phoenix, AZ (32nd street and Camelback) and Northwest...
  • WSSU students question Jayson Blair's paid appearance (will speak, answer questions)

    09/15/2004 4:54:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 380+ views
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | 9/14/04 | Mary Giunca
    WSSU students question Blair's paid appearance Former reporter, forced to resign from N.Y. Times, will speak, answer questions By Mary Giunca JOURNAL REPORTER Tuesday, September 14, 2004 Disgraced journalist Jayson Blair will speak at Winston-Salem State University on Wednesday, and some students are asking why the university is spending $3,000 to bring him there. Ebonee Russell, a senior and a reporter for The News Argus, the school's paper, said she wonders whether Blair deserves any attention from the university at all. "What kind of role model is he? What kind of example is he setting for the students here?" she...
  • Bush, Cheney's joint appearance unprecedented

    04/25/2004 2:28:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies · 249+ views
    Register Guard .com ^ | 4/25/04 | Dana Milbank
    Bush, Cheney's joint appearance unprecedented By Dana Milbank The Washington Post WASHINGTON - Chairman Thomas Kean's requirement that President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney appear together before his commission on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, quipped: ``Well, we recognize that Mr. Bush may help Mr. Cheney with some of the answers.'' Kean's remark sparked laughter among the assembled reporters because it turned upside down the assumption of the question, and of much of official Washington: that the White House requested the joint appearance, scheduled for April 29, so Cheney could coach Bush on his answers. While Bush has...
  • Ugly duck in 'Swan' is the premise

    04/06/2004 3:24:48 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 9 replies · 324+ views
    Arizona Republic ^ | Apr. 6, 2004 | Bill Goodykoontz
    <p>How to even begin criticizing the idea behind The Swan, Fox's new reality show that finds unhappy women and offers them a combo of plastic surgery, life coaching, therapy and a beauty-pageant finale, as they compete for our entertainment all the while?</p>
  • 'Fab Five' Make Rare Appearance in Night Sky

    03/19/2004 10:57:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 230+ views
    JPL NASA ^ | 3/19/04 | JPL
    This illustration shows where the five naked-eye planets and the Moon will lie in the sky just after sunset on March 22. The view is looking toward the western horizon. Saturn will be visible almost directly overhead. Jupiter, not pictured here, follows the line of the planets but is almost to the eastern horizon. Both maps on this page were made for a latitude of 34 degrees north, where Los Angeles resides, but the planets will similarly appear in a line across the sky from all locations. Image courtesy: NASA/JPL.   'Fab Five' Make Rare Appearance in Night Sky...
  • Bears' new coach ready to turn up heat on Packers

    01/16/2004 6:38:02 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 36 replies · 220+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 1/16/04 | Brad Biggs
    It's not just another game. It didn't take new Bears coach Lovie Smith long to do what his predecessors, Dick Jauron and Dave Wannstedt, never could -- admit beating the Green Bay Packers comes first. Smith was introduced as the 13th coach in franchise history Thursday at Halas Hall, and the auditorium packed with owners and team officials went up in a roar when Smith made clear the path to success starts with breaking out of a prolonged slump against the Bears' fiercest rival. ''The No. 1 goal is to beat Green Bay,'' Smith said. ''One of the first things...
  • White House trip no ordinary appearance

    12/06/2003 11:18:23 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 320+ views
    Nascar.com ^ | 12/6/03 | Marty Smith
    I don't like admitting this. Not one bit. But quite honestly, there are few things that get me truly geeked up anymore. Used to be celebrity sightings were mesmerizing. Now it's more like, "Britney's waving the flag? Cool." Marty Smith I know what you're thinking: "How dare you" and "I'd give my left arm" and "(Insert expletive-laden phrase here) you cynical, jaded ass." I hear you. But I can't help it. As NASCAR continues its penetration into mainstream American entertainment, celebrities from every imaginable genre pop up at the racetrack on a weekly basis. And believe it or not, to...
  • Ann Coulter to Speak as Colorado University

    10/29/2003 8:45:13 PM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 38 replies · 291+ views
    Campus Press staff report ^ | 10/29/03 | News briefs
    Political writer Ann Coulter coming to CU Lawyer, writer and columnist for the Universal Press Syndicate Ann Coulter will be making a visit to the CU campus. Coulter’s best-selling books include “High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton” and “Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right.” Coulter’s campus visit and discussion is hosted by CU’s Cultural Events Board. She will be speaking at 7 p.m.on Nov. 13 in Macky Auditorium. With an undergraduate degree from Cornell University’s School of Arts and Sciences and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, Coulter is often asked to...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 6-19-03

    06/19/2003 12:06:45 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 6 replies · 251+ views
    NASA ^ | 6-19-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 June 19 The Moon Maiden Drawing Credit & Copyright: Lucy Whitehouse (c/o D. Whitehouse) Explanation: Along the northwestern reaches of the lunar near side, the Sinus Iridium or Bay of Rainbows appropriately lies at the edge of the Moon's smooth, dark Sea of Rains (Mare Imbrium). In this sketch of the lunar surface around the Bay of Rainbows, the sun shines from the left, illuminating the arcing...
  • Grooming gurus

    08/30/2002 6:01:01 AM PDT · by Lorenb420 · 3 replies · 289+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2002-08-30 | Cassandra Szlarski
    Far from being the shaggy bed-heads who once sneered at even basic hygiene habits, more of today's teen boys are becoming grooming gurus, spending nearly as much time in front of the mirror as their sisters. Stylists at cosmetic counters and beauty salons across the country say young men are asking about concealer, moisturizer and how to accentuate their eyes. "You're seeing things like lash tinting and tweezing," says Michael Levine, owner of Statik Salon and Spa in Vancouver's trendy south Granville strip. "Every guy's got sculptured eyebrows now -- even the young ones. It's incredible." Where the imperative to...
  • Army Sets New Uniform Standards: Regulations address all areas of appearance

    07/23/2002 8:42:51 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 23 replies · 2,022+ views
    Atlanta Journal and Constitution | July 22, 2002 | George Edmonson
    Washington -- From the color of cellphones that can be worn (black) to the length of a woman's fingernails (quarter-inch maximum from the fingertip), the Army's latest uniform regulations don't miss much. No green hair dye. No cosmetics for men, no ''eccentric, exaggerated, or trendy cosmetic styles and colors'' for women. No hands in uniform pockets ''except momentarily to place or retrieve objects.'' And so on throughout the latest revision of the Army's ''Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia.'' The 369 pages go into effect Aug. 1. It's the Army's first complete revision of these rules since...
  • Katherine Harris this evening Downtown Sarasota

    07/19/2002 2:09:33 PM PDT · by fineright · 4 replies · 196+ views
    none ^ | july 19 2002 | fineright
    I was waiting for the bus this afternoon and in the parking lot behind me was a 'register-to-vote' bus with county workers setting up a podium and folding chairs. I went to one of the guys looking like they were in charge and asked who was speaking tonight. He told me Kathrine Harris will be there, along with other local politicos. When asked why I didn`t see this in the local paper, he told me it was a last minute thing. I won`t be able to be there, but perhaps some other local Freepers can check this out. Have a...