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  • NeighborhoodScout’s ® Top 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America

    04/30/2013 6:31:59 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 60 replies
    neighborhood scout ^ | may 1, 2013 | neighborhoodscout
    Even the most dangerous cities in America can have relatively safe neighborhoods, as there is more variation in crime within most cities than between cities. But using exclusive data developed by NeighborhoodScout, and based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies in America, we here report those specific neighborhoods in America that have the highest predicted rates of violent crime per 1,000 neighborhood residents of all., Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. These neighborhoods are the epicenters of violence in America, where social issues are likely to ignite into violence and spread.
  • Experts sound global alert over deadly bat virus

    03/21/2013 2:47:40 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 20 replies
    FRANCE 24 International News ^ | 21 March 2013 | AFP
    AFP - Experts on infectious diseases Thursday warned people to stay away from bats worldwide after the recent death of an eight-year-old boy bitten in Australia. The boy last month became the third person in the country to die of Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV), for which there is no effective treatment. Doctors Joshua Francis and Clare Nourse of Brisbane's Mater Children's Hospital warned an infectious diseases conference that human-to-human transmission of the virus may be possible.
  • SATELLITE-BASED MODELING OF ANOPHELES MOSQUITO DENSITIES

    02/17/2013 1:35:20 PM PST · by muawiyah · 6 replies
    Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand 37th Congress ^ | 2004 | A. Charoenpanyanet a and X. Chen a
    Landsat 5 TM was used as a tool to model Anopheles mosquito densities on heterogeneous land cover. In this study, mosquito density data was divided into 5 classes; absence, low, moderate, high, and very high densities. Land cover was classified into 8 types. Stagnant water, wetland, and paddy land cover types are larva habitat. Forest, cropland, orchard, and grassland land cover types are adult habitat. Built-up land is non habitat. Multiple linear regression and discriminant analysis were selected to identify the relationship between mosquito densities and land cover types..............
  • Cuccinelli to rescue when truck catches fire

    01/26/2013 10:00:11 AM PST · by muawiyah · 7 replies
    richmond times-dispatch ^ | 01/25/2013 | Associated Press
    ........................ The trucker pulled over and Cuccinelli helped the driver out of the cab. He then assisted her in putting out the fire with an extinguisher .......................
  • Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder Will Not Endorse Obama Again

    11/05/2012 6:33:10 PM PST · by muawiyah · 15 replies
    Gather ^ | nov 5, 2012 | Renee Nal
    Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder endorsed President Obama in 2008. America's first Black American Governor has opted not to endorse a president this time around.
  • Miss Greater Springfield Crowned

    09/30/2012 3:30:35 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 14 replies
    The Connection ^ | 9/30/2012 | Montie Martin
    "Gilbert plans to use her title as Miss Greater Springfield 2013 to promote a platform of educating women with disordered eating habits. According to Gilbert, nearly 75 percent of young women have a negative perception of food, a trend she hopes to change."
  • Eurozone olive oil firms face threat from America

    09/02/2012 1:44:20 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Sep 1m 2912 | Emma Rowley
    "Spain, Italy and Greece, who together dominate global production of the Mediterranean staple, are being threatened by tough competition from their New World rivals.,P> The growing olive oil market in the US is poised to be a "battleground" between the historic European producers and their new challengers from California, Chile and Australia, according to agricultural analysts at Rabobank."
  • How could cannabis alter the teenage brain?

    08/28/2012 6:23:47 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 48 replies
    BBC news health ^ | august 28, 2012 | james gallagher
    "When a teenager smokes cannabis are they permanently damaging their brain and dulling their intellect for a lifetime? The dangers of smoking cannabis, and the potential health benefits, have been a source of controversy for many years. The latest study on the drug suggested heavy and prolonged cannabis smoking as a teenager resulted in a permanently lower IQ. You can read Dominic Hughes's report on the findings here. But how could cannabis have this effect on the brain and why might teenagers be particularly susceptible?"
  • Retinal prosthetic strategy with the capacity to restore normal vision

    08/14/2012 10:46:25 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 12 replies
    pnas proceedings of the national academy of science ^ | august 13, 2012 | Sheila Nirenberg
    ..........Furthermore, the results show, using 9,800 optogenetically stimulated ganglion cell responses, that the combined effect of using the code and high-resolution stimulation is able to bring prosthetic capabilities into the realm of normal image representation.
  • Stylized Figure Pendant, 5th–7th century Panama; International Style Gold

    07/25/2012 10:18:23 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 15 replies
    metropolitan museum of art ^ | 1977 | Alice K. Bache
    Cast in gold over a core, this stylized anthropomorphic figure fluidly integrates human and animal traits. A realistic human face capped by a sweeping headdress extends forward from the abstract body. The generalized depictions of crouching legs, outspread wings, and notched fishtail may connote earth, sky, and sea. The pendant is part of a group of ornaments of uniform style and technology. Both the puzzling combination of elements from different creatures and the superbly finished surfaces set the pendants in the group apart from other Central American goldwork. The group is widely distributed—they are known from Colombia in the south...
  • Early Freeper Graduates From College Today

    05/18/2012 7:16:32 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 5 replies
    personal experience ~ I was there and saw it happen | may 18, 2012 | muawiyah
    Remember "March for Justice," broadcast live on Halloween 1998? My sons and I went to the March for Justice and we brought along several of their friends. All of them are today reliable Republican voters. One of the young men is of Thai heritage and he was mightily impressed with the Freepers that day. When he was about 12 he started a two year stint as a child monk in Bangkok ~ by the time he was a senior in high school he had some problems getting the grades needed to graduate so I elected to help him ~ to...
  • Post Poll: Obama leads Romney as campaigns converge on Virginia

    05/03/2012 3:56:14 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 94 replies
    The Washington post ^ | May 3, 2012 | Ben Pershing and Jon Cohen
    Obama is ahead of Romney, the presumed Republican nominee, 51 percent to 44 percent among registered voters. And Romney does no better against Obama than he did a year ago, despite his emergence as the GOP standard-bearer.
  • Indiana Seate GOP PRimary Debate

    04/11/2012 3:49:19 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 6 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | april 11, 2012 | C-span scheduler
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN Wednesday, April 11, 2012 The Republican primary contest between longtime Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) and challenger, Indiana State Treasurer Richard Murdock (R), continues Wednesday when they meet in Indianapolis for their first debate. Phil Bremen, a retired TV broadcaster, will moderate the discussion which will include questions from voters. The Indiana Primary is May 8th. The winner will face Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly in the November general election. The debate is sponsored by Indiana Debate Commission, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.
  • Moran Challenger Allowed on Ballot, in Reversal

    04/10/2012 6:47:25 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 1 replies
    Mount Vernon Patch ^ | april 9, 2012 | rachel leonard
    The Virginia State Board of Elections announced Monday evening it would allow a Democratic primary challenger to U.S. Rep. Jim Moran on the ballot after initially disqualifying him.
  • Ultrashort pulse laser surgery of the cornea and the sclera

    04/03/2012 7:49:33 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 9 replies
    Journal of Optics ^ | JULY 2010 | K Plamann
    REVIEW ARTICLE The strongly localized interaction process of ultrashort laser pulses with tissue makes femtosecond lasers a powerful tool for eye surgery. These lasers are now routinely used in refractive surgery and other forms of surgery of the anterior segment of the eye. Several clinical laser systems also offer options for corneal grafting and the potential use of ultrashort pulse lasers in glaucoma surgery has been the object of several recent studies which have shown promising results.While devices aimed for interventions in clear tissue may be based on available solid state or fibre laser technology, the development of tools for...
  • Mitt Ropmney Announces Support For Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore

    01/17/2012 6:36:10 PM PST · by muawiyah · 7 replies
    MittRomney.com Campaign site ^ | January 12, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    Mitt Romney today announced the support of former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore.
  • News in Brief: Social Networks

    06/12/2011 7:40:15 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 12 replies
    Science News ^ | June 8, 2011 | Science News Staff
    Power networks in Congress, Twitter’s crystal ball and iPhone contagion in news from an MIT workshop
  • Self-organizing optic-cup morphogenesis in three-dimensional culture

    04/07/2011 6:14:33 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 10 replies
    NATURE ^ | April 6, 2011 | Mototsugu Eiraku,1, 2 Nozomu Takata,1 Hiroki Ishibashi,3 Masako Kawada,1 Eriko Sakakura,1, 2 Satoru
    Here we report the dynamic, autonomous formation of the optic cup (retinal primordium) structure from a three-dimensional culture of mouse embryonic stem cell aggregates.
  • Va. Rep. Moran, wife to divorce

    12/23/2010 4:45:59 PM PST · by muawiyah · 15 replies
    WTOP ^ | 12/23/2010 | Associated Press stringer ?
    America's favorite Clown-Congresscritter, James Moran, is getting divorced again.
  • Obamas, Jackie Evancho, B.B. King and Santa at Christmas Tree lighting

    12/10/2010 9:58:56 AM PST · by muawiyah · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Zap2It ^ | 12/10/2010 | Zap2It
    This is Jaquie Evancho singing Oh Holy Night at the national tree lighting ceremony last evening in Washington DC out back of the White House in the Elipse.
  • My Mother In Law Passed Today

    12/07/2010 4:26:38 PM PST · by muawiyah · 40 replies
    Self and Family | Dec 7, 2010 | Personal
    Teruko Murakami Nakamura passed to her Heavenly reward today. She was 83 ~ from a family of 8, she is survived by her husband, 2 sisters, 6 children, 13 grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren.Originally from Portland, Oregon her life was changed dramatically on this date 69 years ago when she went from being a carefree young teenager to someone faced with serious adult problems.Over the course of the next few months her father, a prosperous small hotel owner who'd had a career as a Western cowboy chuck wagon cook, prepping salmon in a cannery, and selling fruit on the sidewalk,...
  • Arlington dog park mural subject of federal lawsuit

    12/02/2010 2:17:53 PM PST · by muawiyah · 12 replies
    WTOP and AP ^ | December 2, 2010 | Neal Augenstein
    ARLINGTON, Va. - A colorful mural at an Arlington dog park depicting cartoon puppies frolicking and chasing bones is the subject of a federal lawsuit................. "The problem with Arlington sign code (is) whether a sign can go up or not or whether artwork can go up or not depends on the identity of who is speaking and what it is they're saying," Frommer says.
  • Arab Radio Interview At Springfield VA Voting Station

    11/02/2010 11:31:10 AM PDT · by muawiyah
    Vanity | Nov 2, 2010 | Muawiyah
    Freeper Muawiyah interviewed by Arab Radio station (presumably) from Middle East (probably Hamas) in Springfield Virginia after voting.
  • The Maryland 400 Roster

    07/03/2010 8:21:06 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 7 replies
    Society Webpage ^ | July 17, 2009 | Maryland Society Sons of American Revolution
    The men of the Maryland 400 were part of the 1st Maryland Regiment, also known as Smallwoods regiment and were led by Colonel William Smallwood. During the Battle of Long Island, there were 5 companies that were involved from Colonel Smallwood's Regiment. Those companies were the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 9th. Author and Maryland Historian Linda Davis Reno has compiled a list of the known Maryland 400 and we have included it here for your information.
  • Target The Weak Senators With Google's Help

    03/09/2010 7:54:46 PM PST · by muawiyah · 1 replies · 209+ views
    SELF ^ | march 09, 2010 | Vanity
    List of US Senators and the number of hits shown for each on WWW.GOOGLE.COM
  • Airliner forced to land after colliding with bird

    01/23/2010 7:41:01 AM PST · by muawiyah · 9 replies · 639+ views
    WTOP.com ^ | January 23, 2010 | Associated Press Writer
    "..... collision with a large bird....... the airline is still investigating the cause of the incident......"
  • Doctor's Office Hit By Meteorite

    01/22/2010 5:55:17 PM PST · by muawiyah · 15 replies · 818+ views
    Myfox New York ^ | january 22, 2010 | JOHN HENREHAN/myfoxdc
    Something had come hurtling out of the sky, and crashed through the roof of a nearby doctor's office, landing in an empty examination room.
  • Purdue’s original ‘Golden Girl’ dies at 73

    01/07/2010 3:43:23 PM PST · by muawiyah · 14 replies · 1,101+ views
    Purdue University Lafayette, Indiana ^ | December 28,2009 | Staff Writer Purdue.edu
    Juanita Carpenter Richardson, 73, Purdue’s first Golden Girl, died in San Diego, CA, on Dec. 25, 2009, following a short illness. Director Emeritus of Bands Al G. Wright recruited Juanita to come to Purdue from Colorado and perform as a solo twirler with the “All-American” Marching Band in1954. Her blond hair, gold sequin costume and twirling talents combined to make her an instant fan favorite. She twirled two football seasons, in 1954 and 1955, but the name given to her - Purdue’s Golden Girl - created a tradition that continues to this day.
  • Peru's mountain people face fight for survival in a bitter winter

    01/03/2010 5:04:11 PM PST · by muawiyah · 38 replies · 1,600+ views
    guardian.co.uk | The Observer ^ | January 3, 2010 | Anneie Kelly
    But, for the fourth year running, the cold came early. First their animals and now their children are dying.....in ...... escalating numbers.....
  • Indiana highway deaths drop dramatically

    12/30/2009 11:06:47 AM PST · by muawiyah · 11 replies · 610+ views
    Indiana Governor's Office ^ | December 30, 2009 | By Jane Jankowski
    INDIANAPOLIS (December 30, 2009) - 2009 traffic fatalities in Indiana are on pace to be the lowest recorded since 1925. Preliminary statistics through December 28 show 680 highway fatalities, compared to 814 for the same period in 2008, according to Indiana State Police (ISP). That is a more than 16 percent reduction. Since 2004, when there were 947 fatalities, there has been a 28 percent drop in roadway deaths. 2009 will be the first year in which ISP issued more than one million traffic arrests and written warnings. ..................
  • A 538 Year Record of Climate ......... Northern Siberia, Russia

    12/14/2009 4:13:49 PM PST · by muawiyah · 11 replies · 1,077+ views
    JSTOR: Artic and Alpine Research ^ | November 4, 1998 | G.M.McDonald & R.A.Case
    “A 538-yr tree-ring chronology and reconstruction of June temperatures were developed from living and dead Larix dahurica trees. The samples were obtained near the lower Lena River in northern Siberia. Dendrochronological techniques were used to estimate the ages of establishment and mortality of Larix dahurica on the presently treeless uplands and to determine the establishment dates of living trees in the lowlands. ………………………………… It was during the 19th century that the uplands lost much of their tree and soil cover. Recruitment of trees occurred in the lowlands during the 20th century, but trees have not been able to recolonize the...
  • Productivity up 6.6 percent in 2Q, most in 6 years

    09/02/2009 7:15:06 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 47 replies · 1,497+ views
    AP through Yahoo.com ^ | september 2, 2009 | Martin Crutsinger
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Worker productivity, the single biggest factor determining living standards, grew at the fastest pace in nearly six years in the spring while labor costs fell by the most in nine years, as companies slashed costs to survive the recession.
  • Fish Taco Tuesday at Rubio's

    09/01/2009 4:29:58 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 31 replies · 1,386+ views
    Com[any Web Site ^ | 09/01/2009 | Rubios
    World Famous Fish Taco Rubio's originl Baja-style Fish Taco since 1983. Crispy beer-battered fish, shredded cabbage, mild salsa...... slice of lime.
  • Upcoming Events Jim Moran

    08/24/2009 7:01:09 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 5 replies · 461+ views
    Congressional Website for Jim Moran ^ | august 24, 2009 | jim moran Congresscritter
    Howard Dean to Join Rep. Moran for Town Hall on Health Care Reform Efforts This event is for residents of Virginia's 8th District only. When: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7:00PM - 9:00PM --Doors open at 6:00PM Where: South Lakes High School, Gymnasium 11400 South Lakes Dr. Reston, Virginia
  • South Korea’s Y.E. Yang wins PGA Championship, beating Tiger Woods

    08/16/2009 4:29:29 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 81 replies · 2,149+ views
    Sporting News ^ | august 16, 2009 | nancy armour
    Yang wins first major title, and he beats world’s best player to do it at PGA Championship
  • Gary seeks federal funds to demolish 1,100 buildings

    07/01/2009 8:10:10 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 27 replies · 1,401+ views
    Indiana University Daily Student ^ | July 1, 2009 | ap reports
    GARY – Gary officials are seeking nearly $25 million in federal money to tear down more than 900 abandoned houses and 200 empty commercial buildings.......
  • Shortages stir coffee and sugar prices

    05/10/2009 8:00:29 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 46 replies · 1,361+ views
    Financial Times ^ | Sunday May 10, 2009 | By Javier Blas and Jenny Wiggins in London
    Caffeine addicts face higher prices for their daily fix as the wholesale cost of both coffee and sugar rise sharply because of poor crops and robust demand.
  • Land Property For Sale - West Virginia Coal Mine

    04/24/2009 1:24:27 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 4 replies · 1,063+ views
    Loopnet.com ^ | May 1, 2008 | West Virginia Mountain Properties
    Browse More Listings West Virginia Upshur County Hodgesville, WV Land for Sale West Virginia Land for Sale Hodgesville Land for Sale Hodgesville Land for Lease West Virginia Coal Mine Randolph and Upshur County Hodgesville, West Virginia 26201 County: Upshur
  • Robert Byrd Rushed Out of Statuary Hall

    01/20/2009 11:41:48 AM PST · by muawiyah · 159 replies · 6,316+ views
    FOx CABLE NEWS | 01/20/2009 | FOX CABLE NEWS
    "Robert Byrd had some sort of seizure and was carried from statuary hall." Chris Wallace
  • 3 freshmen IU football players named in probable cause affidavit

    12/25/2008 1:38:41 PM PST · by muawiyah · 9 replies · 439+ views
    Indiana Daily Student ^ | 12/23/2008 | IDS
    Three IU football players were named in a probable cause affidavit stemming from a robbery Dec. 17, resulting in IU freshman cornerback Cortez Smith's arrest. Freshmen IU football players Dennis Zeigler, Darius Johnson and Jarrell Drane were all named in the probable cause affidavit filed Dec. 19. According to the probable cause affidavit, Smith and the other suspect, Lazell C. McClellon, knocked on the victims' house and stole IDs, wallets, an iPod, marijuana and an Xbox game system.
  • Sequel to Sarah Palin 'nude painting': A Rod Blagojevich 'nude painting'?

    12/20/2008 7:36:30 PM PST · by muawiyah · 27 replies · 2,084+ views
    Chicago Tribune Dot Com ^ | December 20,2008 | Azam Ahmed
    .........Rod Blagojevich has now also been stripped of his clothes.............. A nude portrait of the governor, by artist Bruce Elliott, is nearly complete and will hang on the wall of Elliott's wife's bar, the Old Town Ale House....
  • Escalators? Nope. Plan to hoof it on Jan. 20

    12/07/2008 1:54:09 PM PST · by muawiyah · 87 replies · 1,724+ views
    WTOP Radio website ^ | December 7, 2008 | Adam Tuss, WTOP radio
    WASHINGTON -- Plan on taking Metrorail to the inaugural ceremonies on Jan. 20? Be ready to hit the stairs. The transit agency says it expects to shut down and lock numerous escalators at high volume stations on the day of the inauguration. ..................... Metrorail is preparing to carry upwards of 1 million riders on inauguration day, a mark that will easily shatter the all time record high of 854,638 riders set this past summer.
  • Connolly's move to Congress could prompt two elections (Democrats Sound Confident ~ yesterday)

    11/07/2008 6:43:15 AM PST · by muawiyah · 4 replies · 429+ views
    "FAIRFAX, Va. - Gerry Connolly's election to the House of Representatives may spark two more elections. Connolly intends to stay in his current position as chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors until he is sworn in to Congress. At that point, the Board of Supervisors will have to get a judge to set the day for a special election to replace Connolly. Should one of the current board members run for his post and win, another election would have to be called to fill the new chairman's old job."
  • Obama: McCain as 'Robin attacking Batman'

    10/28/2008 2:36:35 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 22 replies · 924+ views
    Politico ^ | October 25, 2008 | Ben Smith
    OBAMA SAYS IN TEXT: "In Albuquerque, before a massive crowd, Obama moves away from the (politically incorrect?) Lone Ranger and Tonto analogy to a new one: "It’s like Robin getting mad at Batman," he says of McCain's recent efforts to distance himself from Bush""
  • Krispy Kreme CEO Resigns

    01/07/2008 6:44:27 AM PST · by muawiyah · 46 replies · 178+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | Monday January 7, 9:29 am ET | Ieva M. Augstums, AP Business Writer
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. chief executive Daryl Brewster has resigned amid a sputtering turnaround effort. The Winston-Salem-based company said Monday that Brewster left his position for personal reasons but will stay with the company until the end of January.
  • Skeletal Discovery Bone Cells Affect Metabolism

    09/12/2007 4:26:50 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 17 replies · 580+ views
    Science News ^ | August 11, 2007 | Patrick Barry
    If your blood glucose is out of whack, the problem may be in your bones. New research in mice shows that bone cells exert a surprising influence on how the body regulates sugar, energy, and fat. A bone-cell protein called osteocalcin influences energy metabolism through its effects on pancreatic and fat cells.
  • Looting, panic buying - and a water shortage

    07/23/2007 1:59:07 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 5 replies · 620+ views
    the Times Online (United Kingdom) ^ | July 23, 2007 | Valerie Elliott
    Food and drinking water shortages, panic buying and the threat of looting have followed the worst flooding to hit England in 60 years. Amid concerns that the government-run Environment Agency acted far too slowly in responding to serious flood alerts from the Met Office, parts of the West Country woke up this morning to another day under water and the Thames Valley now faces being inundated.
  • Meet Me In The Club It's Goin' Down

    08/16/2006 2:55:34 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 9 replies · 14,339+ views
    Yung Joc's website ^ | 08/16/2006 | Yung Joc's Press Flack
    (Wait a few seconds after you start and the fascianting Yung Joc rap will start playing. Just hit ENTER with yur cursor in the middle of the image. You get the whole thing. )
  • Panda Cub Born At National Zoo

    07/09/2005 6:55:39 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 14 replies · 728+ views
    We got a new panda at the Washington Zoo. Just born. "The cub weighs just ounces and was born at 3:41 a.m."
  • Key Bridge Wash DC Blocked

    03/20/2003 5:39:52 AM PST · by muawiyah · 144 replies · 1,768+ views
    Arlington Police and fire have blocked off Lynn Street and other streets in vicinity of Key Bridge. Looks like hundreds of police on the scene. So far no word on what precipitated the event, but this hasn't happened before.