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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Take a Picture of Saturn

    07/19/2013 3:41:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | July 19, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Take a picture of Saturn in the sky tonight. You could capture a view like this one. Recorded just last month looking toward the south, planet Earth and ruins of the ancient temple of Athena at Assos, Turkey are in the foreground. The Moon rises at the far left of the frame and Saturn is the bright "star" at the upper right, near Virgo's alpha star Spica (picture with labels). If you do take a picture of Saturn or wave at Saturn and take a picture, you can share it online and submit it to the Saturn Mosaic Project....
  • Winter Storm Athena batters the Northeast; Brutus takes aim at Montana

    11/08/2012 2:33:13 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 18 replies
    Dr. J's Wunder Blog ^ | November 08, 2012 | Dr. Jeff Masters
    "I am waiting for the locusts and pestilence next, said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at a press conference on Wednesday, after Winter Storm Athena punished New Jersey with heavy snows, high winds, and a 3-foot storm surge. The storm brought unexpectedly high snowfall amounts along a swath from Central New Jersey northeastwards across Southeast New York, Long Island, Connecticut, and South Central Massachusetts. The 4.7" of snow that fell at New York City's Central Park was the city's earliest 4-inch snowfall on record. Right on the heels of Winter Storm Athena comes Winter Storm Brutus--a powerful low pressure system...
  • Kids who bullied bus monitor suspended for a year, assigned to reform school

    06/30/2012 10:06:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 215 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 29, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    You need closure. Following individual meetings this week with school and district administrators, each family waived their right to a hearing and agreed to one-year suspensions from school and regular bus transportation. The Greece Central School District is legally required to provide all students ages 5 to 16 with an education, therefore, during the 2012-13 school year, the students who have been suspended will be transferred to the district Reengagement Center, located in a non-school facility. This alternative education program keeps middle school students on track academically while providing a structured opportunity for students to take responsibility for their actions...
  • South Korea on alert for possible Al Qaeda ship

    10/30/2003 11:45:39 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 441+ views
    Khaleej Times via Al Jazeera ^ | Oct. 30, 2003 | Agence France Presse
    SEOUL - South Korean security authorities were ready to carry out on-board inspections of a Bahama-registered freighter after being tipped off that the ship might carry some members of Al-Qaeda, police said on Thursday. The 17,000-tonne freighter, the Athenia, which was suspected of carrying members of Osama bin Ladens Al Qaeda group, was due to arrive at the southwestern port of Kunsan late Thursday, the police said. We have been informed that Al Qaeda members might be hiding in the ship, a police officer in charge of foreign affairs in Kunsan Police station told AFP. When the ship reaches the...
  • Search of ship finds nothing abnormal

    12/07/2003 7:25:27 PM PST · by Oorang · 37 replies · 852+ views
    The Daily News Longview Washington ^ | Dec 07, 2003 | Hope Anderson
    A Coast Guard inspection of a freighter docked at the Port of Longview "didn't uncover or reveal anything," a Coast Guard spokesman said Saturday, but the crew members are not allowed off the ship and security will be maintained until the ship leaves. "We were not expecting to find anything," Lt. Cmdr. Glynn Smith, the Coast Guard's public affairs officer for the Pacific area, said Saturday by telephone from his office in Alameda, Calif. The search was routine, according to the Coast Guard, but Longview officials said the security crackdown is the most port activity since the Sept. 11, 2001,...
  • Pentagon silent on inquiry into Cunningham contracts

    08/04/2006 12:27:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 411+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 8/4/06 | Otto Kreisher - CNS
    WASHINGTON Eight months after former Rep. Randy Duke Cunningham confessed to taking massive bribes in exchange for providing at least $230 million in questionable defense and intelligence contracts, the Defense Department inspector general still has not determined whether any of those projects were improper. This week, the Pentagon announced that it would not renew one contract related to the scandal. But officials have been tight-lipped about the status of other taxpayer-funded work that may have been tainted, including a secret counterintelligence program. In fact, although several other Defense Department public affairs personnel and a congressional press aide have said...
  • Phokaia Excavations Reveal Mystery Of Athena

    12/08/2005 1:10:58 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 654+ views
    Phokaia excavations reveal mystery of Athena Thursday, December 8, 2005 Griffins thought to be guarding the ancient Temple of Athena might become the symbol of Foa along with Mediterranean seals, says archaeologist zyiit ZMR - Turkish Daily News Sculptures of horses and griffins as old as 2,600 years were discovered during excavations at the Temple of Athena located at the ancient city of Phokaia, which is today within the borders of zmir's Foa district. The finds reveal that the sculptures were used as main decorative items for terraces at the ancient city, the goddess of which was Athena, and that...
  • Roman Theatre Goddesses Unearthed In Crete (Athena & Hera)

    09/30/2005 12:29:05 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 1,562+ views
    Evening Echo ^ | 9-30-2005
    Roman theatre goddesses unearthed in Crete 30/09/2005 - 3:10:36 PM The life-sized marble statues of two ancient Greek goddesses have emerged during excavations of a 5,000-year-old town on the island of Crete, archaeologists said today. The works, representing the goddesses Athena and Hera, date to between the 2nd and 4th centuries a period of Roman rule in Greece and originally decorated the Roman theatre in the town of Gortyn, archaeologist Anna Micheli from the Italian School of Archaeology told The Associated Press. They are in very good condition, she said, adding that the statue of Athena, goddess of...
  • Gunboat guards suspicious ship in Longview (WA)

    12/11/2003 9:56:12 AM PST · by diamondjoe · 24 replies · 2,875+ views
    KATU News (Portland, OR) ^ | December 10, 2003 | staff
    The Coast Guard intercepted and boarded the ship, 'Athena' off the coast, then escorted it upriver to be docked. Since it docked at the Port of Longview Friday, it's been under constant surveillance from a Coast Guard Gunboat with Coast Guard and customs agents watching from shore. Just down river from the ship, fishermen Mike Young and Gerald Senesac reel in their catch and wonder why the cargo ship is being guarded. "With guns ready, there's got to be something different than what the government's saying," says Senesac. KATU's Dan Tilkin learned a few details about the ship: Before the...
  • Operation ATHENA: The Canadian Forces Participation in ISAF

    06/24/2003 5:01:58 AM PDT · by Clive · 1 replies · 455+ views
    Department of National Defence (Canada) ^ | June 19, 2003 | (Backgrounder)
    Backgrounder Operation ATHENA: The Canadian Forces Participation in ISAF BG-03.039 - June 19, 2003 The International Security Assistance Force The objective of Operation ATHENA, Canada's contribution to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), is to take part in the United Nations (UN)-authorized mission in Kabul, Afghanistan, for a period of 12 months starting in August 2003. ISAF is not a UN operation. On August 11, 2003, it will become a mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Task Force Kabul is the formation that comprises all Canadian Forces (CF) units and formations committed to Op ATHENA. Background ISAF was...
  • Merry... merriment!

    12/21/2002 8:31:10 PM PST · by Greg Swann · 1 replies · 309+ views
    presenceofmind.net ^ | December 21, 2002 | Greg Swann
    Merry... merriment! by Greg Swann About my very short Ramblin' Gamblin' Willie story The season's greetings, Mikko Ellil writes: Swann, I just read your funny little story: Do you think it would be better for atheists to use the old English word Yule instead of Christmas? I've noticed most English-speaking atheists use the term Winter Solstice but I think that's a rather boring meteorological and astronomical term, not a real name for a healthy hedonistic celebration. The only words for Christmas in Nordic languages are still the pre-Christian words "joulu" in Finnish, "jul" in Estonian, "jul" in Swedish and...