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  • ‘Too soon’? Shoppers horrified by ‘Easter creep’ [pics]

    01/18/2014 3:07:41 PM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 1-18-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    ‘Too soon’? Shoppers horrified by ‘Easter creep’ [pics (at links)] Posted at 1:17 pm on January 18, 2014 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments I just saw an easter display at the store! #toosoon #cmon #itsjanuary— Jessica Michan (@jessicamichan) January 15, 2014 For the love of everything ever, it’s January.Easter is in April this year and we haven’t even hit Valentine’s Day. But the retail calendar works a little differently these days. Behold the Easter candy displays: I think it's a little early for the Easter candy display don't ya think ? #easter http://t.co/zdsDF3Rm6L— Frank Marzullo (@TrustFrank19) January 09, 2014 Yes, we...
  • Record early voting in Albuquerque’s “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance”

    11/15/2013 11:10:18 PM PST · by Amish · 17 replies
    NRL News ^ | Nov. 11, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    The city clerk’s office has informed KRQE-TV that there’s been a record number for early voting on a proposed ordinance. What has caused over 23,000 people to vote as of this morning? The city of Albuquerque’s “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance,” which would ban abortions after 20 weeks, the juncture by which science shows the unborn child can experience pain. Early voting ends November 15th and Election Day is November 19th. (There is also a run-off election in one city council district that will give the city a new councilor.) There are four known late abortion centers in the...
  • Early retirement getting more rare for Minnesota public employees

    06/09/2013 8:24:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-8-13 | MaryJo Webster
    More Minnesota public employees are staying on the job longer -- a result of the struggling economy and a change in the rules for public workers who have long enjoyed incentives to leave the workforce in their late 50s. Last year, about 60 percent of new retirees from Minnesota's public workforce -- not including public safety workers -- waited until they were 62 or older to retire. Just seven years ago, that figure was 40 percent, according to data from Minnesota's three statewide public pension plans. This trend is expected to accelerate sharply. Within the next decade, there won't be...
  • Massive Decrease in Early and Absentee Voting—in Chicago

    11/04/2012 8:43:54 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    The Illinois Republican party claims early and absentee voting has precipitously fallen since the 2008 presidential election. According to the numbers, at this point in 2008, there were 260,376 early voters and 304,290 absentee voters. Now, the party maintains, there are 195,064 early voters and 46,232 absentee voters. That's a loss of 57 percent of voters, since the last election.
  • Obama seems to have early voter lead in key states

    11/03/2012 10:41:27 AM PDT · by granada · 43 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Nov. 3, 2012 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heads toward Election Day with an apparent lead over Republican Mitt Romney among early voters in key states that could decide the election. Obama's advantage, however, isn't as big as the one he had over John McCain four years ago, giving Romney's campaign hope that the former Massachusetts governor can erase the gap when people vote on Tuesday. About 25 million people already have voted in 34 states and the District of Columbia. No votes will be counted until Election Day but several battleground states are releasing the party affiliation of people who have...
  • Coloradans have cast almost one million early votes as of Oct. 30

    10/31/2012 9:13:03 AM PDT · by catnipman · 7 replies
    TheDenverChannel (ABC 7 News Denver) ^ | 10/30/2012 | Phil Tenser
    DENVER - Almost one million Coloradans have cast early votes, according to new statistics from Secretary of State Scott Gessler. The data also shows that more Republicans have cast early ballots than Democrats. Gessler's office announced that 965,510 people have voted so far. Of those, 343,721 were registered Democrats and 370,982 were Republicans. ...
  • What Does Early Voting Mean? Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    10/31/2012 8:33:02 AM PDT · by Signalman
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/31/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss early voting and how Democrats and Republicans use it differently. Tune in!
  • Coloradans' early voting tops the half-million mark

    10/27/2012 9:37:52 AM PDT · by catnipman · 29 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 10/26/2012 | Staff
    With Election Day still more than a week away, more than 600,000 Colorado voters have already cast their ballots, the Colorado Secretary of State's Office reported this morning. Secretary of State Scott Gessler's staff said that based on reports from Colorado's county clerks, 626,097 voters had returned their completed mail ballots or had voted in person at their county's designated early-voting polling places as of Friday morning. On a statewide basis, that included ballots cast by: 244,263 Republicans; 225,850 Democrats; 149,877 voters unaffiliated with any political party; 3,258 Libertarians; 1,159 Green Party members; 1,035 American Constitution Party Members; and 655...
  • Voting is something to relish, not a chore needing to be done early

    10/24/2012 5:11:56 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-23-12 | joe soucheray
    It has never occurred to me to vote early by absentee ballot, which might be nothing more than an indication of either a stable life or a dull one. I know where I will be on Nov. 6. I don't anticipate a hard-starting car or an autumn cold or even an overflowing toilet -- three reasons Michelle Obama gave in Wisconsin a few days ago when she urged an audience to vote early. She might as well have said, "Hurry up and vote for my man before you see the third debate,'' although I am not sure the third debate...
  • Early Vote Looking Good in Iowa

    10/18/2012 7:52:15 AM PDT · by NY4Romney · 5 replies
    On October 15th, the Washington Post did on article on early voting in Iowa and how it is "looking good for democrats." They explained that of all ballots cast, it's 53% democrat and 28% republican - a 25% lead. In 2008, democrats won the early vote by 18% Now, today, only 3 days later, the Iowa Secretary of State reports of ballots cast, it is now 49% democrat and 30% Republican. That's a SIX POINT swing in just 3 days. Furthermore, the ballots "requested" is 46% to 31%. A report from Politico yesterday said this: "Republican voters’ requests for ballots...
  • Early voting: Half of U.S. begins voting by tomorrow (which was today)

    09/22/2012 5:55:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/21/12 | Kyle Inskeep
    Early voting: Half of U.S. begins voting by tomorrowBy NBC's Kyle Inskeep 1 day ago Election Day may be Nov. 6th, but with President Obama grabbing a lead nationally and in key swing states, Americans are already starting to vote. Idaho, South Dakota, and the crucial swing state of Virginia are the first states to begin early, in-person voting today. Also today, absentee voting begins in Minnesota, West Virginia, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Georgia, Arkansas, Idaho, and Maryland, bringing the total number of states already accepting ballots to 13. Twelve others -- South Carolina, New Jersey, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire,...
  • Jobless Claims Data Posted a Day Early

    08/09/2012 11:09:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/9/12 | staff
    The Department of Labor inadvertently released initial jobless claims numbers on an agency website a day prior to its official Thursday release. According to a Labor Department press release, the news announcing jobless claims data was placed in an automated software system on August 8 in preparation for being posted on the Internet on August 9. Two weeks ago, new testing procedures were implemented for the automated system. "A test of the automated system that was conducted on Thursday inadvertently triggered the release of the unemployment claims report," the release said.
  • NBC: North Korean nuclear test could happen as early as Tuesday night

    04/24/2012 4:00:15 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies
    North Korea could carry out an underground test of a nuclear weapon as early as Tuesday night as the North's reclusive leadership dramatically tries to up the stakes with the U.S. and the West, U.S. officials told NBC News. U.S. officials say North Korea may already have an arsenal between 12 and a "few dozen" far more advanced weapons, many more than generally believed.
  • Poll: Carter 63%, Reagan 32%

    02/21/2012 7:06:41 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 42 replies · 3+ views
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 21, 2012 | Don Surber
    As I look at the Real Clear Politics averages of the polls of the various match-ups between President Obama and the various Republican candidates, I know I am supposed to feel impending doom. But I don’t. Let’s see, the numbers this morning are: Obama 49.0% Romney 43.3% Obama 50.0% Santorum 42.5% Obama 53.0% Gingrich 39.1% Obama 48.6 % Paul 40.4% But I don’t feel doom. Here are 9 reasons why: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. A couple could copulate today and still have a baby by Election Day. President Obama’s leads of 5.7% to 13.9%...
  • Early Obama Letter Confirms Inability to Write

    08/28/2011 11:10:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 147 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/29/11 | Jack Cashill
    On November 16, 1990, Barack Obama, then president of the Harvard Law Review, published a letter in the Harvard Law Record, an independent Harvard Law School newspaper, championing affirmative action. Although a paragraph from this letter was excerpted in David Remnick's biography of Obama, The Bridge, I had not seen the letter in its entirety before this week. Not surprisingly, it confirms everything I know about Barack Obama, the writer and thinker. Obama was prompted to write by an earlier letter from a Mr. Jim Chen that criticized Harvard Law Review's affirmative action policies. Specifically, Chen had argued that affirmative...
  • title:Palin Abandons Plan for Early Visit to Israel

    02/08/2011 9:44:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    inn ^ | 2/8/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Potential GOP presidential candidate Sarah Palin turned down a chance to speak at the prestigious Herzliya Conference this week, abandoning her plan to visit Israel early this year. "She was invited; the president was invited,” a conference spokesman said, according to the Washington website The Hill. “All of the top people in the U.S. were invited. But it's not as if her attendance was imminent or expected." Palin's advisors have not commented on her no-show. The former Alaska governor reportedly planned to visit Israel early this year to try to improve her image of being poorly informed on foreign affairs....
  • New York's Penn Station Reportedly Evacuated Due to Suspicious Package

    01/19/2011 11:06:05 AM PST · by Doogle · 16 replies
    FOX... ^ | 01/19/11
    very early...few details
  • Early Show anchors are out as CBS shuffles its morning lineup (ObamaLover Harry Smith Out!)

    12/01/2010 4:05:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 12/1/10 | Lisa de Moraes
    With CBS chief executive wife Julie Chen safely ensconced in CBS's new daytime gabfest "The Talk," CBS News got the all-clear to announce, just in time for the holiday season, that it was giving other members of "The Early Show" on-air team the old heave ho-ho-ho. Gone, as of Jan. 3, will be anchors Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez and weatherman Dave Price. The network wants you to know, however, that they will continue to be employed on air by CBS News - just elsewhere.
  • Early Cities Spurred Evolution of Immune System? [ "Amazing" DNA results show benefits ]

    11/12/2010 9:03:42 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 47 replies · 1+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | November 8, 2010 | Matt Kaplan
    As in cities today, the earliest towns helped expose their inhabitants to inordinate opportunities for infection -- and today their descendants are stronger for it, a new study says. "If cities increase the amount of disease people are exposed to, shouldn't they also, over time, make them natural places for disease resistance to evolve?" asked study co-author Mark Thomas, a biologist at University College London... study co-author Ian Barnes, a molecular paleobiologist at University College London, screened DNA samples from 17 groups long associated with particular regions of Europe, Asia, and Africa -- for example Anatolian Turks and the southern...
  • Updated 2010 Early Vote Numbers (GOP up BIG)

    10/24/2010 6:45:05 PM PDT · by Spydergoo · 14 replies
    United States Election Project ^ | Sun 10/24/2010 | Me
    Tonight's Updated Early Vote Numbers: Colorado: 2008: D +1.8 2010: R +5.3 R Gain: +7.1 Florida: 2008: D +8.3 2010: R +19.1 R Gain: +27.4 Iowa: 2008: D +18 2010: D +7.8 R Gain: +10.2 Louisiana 2008: D +29.3 2010: D +2.4 R Gain: +26.9 Maine: 2008: D +13.4 2010: D +0.1 R Gain: +13 Maryland: 2008: ?? 2010: D +37 R Gain: ?? Nevada - Statewide: 2008: ?? 2010: R +0.1 R Gain: ?? Nevada - Clark County: 2008: D +21.4 2010: D +8.7 R Gain: +12.7 Nevada - Washoe County: 2008: D +11.8 2010: R +6.2 R Gain:...
  • Republican Voters Widen Gap Shelby Co (TN) Early Voting

    10/20/2010 8:15:22 PM PDT · by excopconservative · 9 replies
    dragonparadox.com/politics ^ | 10-18-2010 | unsigned
    ...The data made available by the Shelby County Election Commission from the first three days of early voting (Wednesday through Friday) show that of the 15,600 people who cast early ballots, 8,623 were categorized as registered white voters, or 55.3 percent of the overall total — a stunning number considering that white people make up just 29.8 percent of the county’s 603,070 registered voters.
  • Early voting strikes against Obama

    10/08/2010 10:06:53 AM PDT · by drdemars · 30 replies
    arizona early voting | 10-8-2010 | Don DeMars
    Lets keep record and comments on early voting by mail.
  • A church's parting thought (Catholic Caucus)

    01/30/2010 6:57:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies · 408+ views
    Michigan Catholic ^ | 1/15/2010 | Robert Delaney
    MOUNT CLEMENS – Some people still take off right after Communion at St. Peter Church, but not as many now that they have to walk under signs that read "Judas left early too." Fr. Cooney says putting the signs up at each of the three exits was "a bit of Irish diplomacy" aimed at addressing a long-standing source of frustration for many Catholic priests: people who leave Mass early, rather than staying for the dismissal. Perhaps one of the reasons the signs had a positive effect is that he introduced them with humor, rather than scolding the congregation, he believes....
  • Santa makes early appearance for Cannon family

    12/21/2009 4:24:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 620+ views
    Air Force ^ | Greg Allen
    12/21/2009 - CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) -- Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but at the 27th Special Operations Wing here he is not the jolly fat man dressed in red. All one shopper at the base exchange knows is that someone who retired from the military made her family holidays a lot brighter. Charlotte Riojas said she was patiently waiting at the BX checkout line with a cartful of presents for her children. Their move from Hurlburt Field in Florida had, like virtually everybody else who makes a permanent change of station, been stressful. She, her...
  • Dalai Lama: Obama's Nobel Is 'A Little Early'

    12/10/2009 6:55:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies · 672+ views
    SKY News via Yahoo! News ^ | December 10, 2009
    As Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, the Dalai Lama told Sky News he believed the award was "a little early". He also cautioned the US president against relying too much on his advisers. The Dalai Lama told Sky News: "I think if you are realistic, it may have been a little early but it doesn't matter, I know Obama is a very able person. "Sometimes these individual persons rely on different advice from different people so like former President Bush junior, as a human being I really love him, really wonderful person, very honest, very truthful....
  • Obama's 'Mistakes': Way Too Early to Judge

    11/25/2009 10:21:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 531+ views
    Time ^ | 11/25/09 | Joe Klein
    In the Arena Obama's 'Mistakes': Way Too Early to Judge By Joe Klein Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates listen as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a Cabinet meeting White House Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates listen as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a Cabinet meeting at the White House Dennis Brack / Getty * Print * Email * Reprints * Digg * Facebook * * Twitter * MORE o Add to my: + del.icio.us + Technorati + reddit + Google...
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Beats Breast Cancer With Early Detection

    10/22/2009 4:23:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 410+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke, USAF
    ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 22, 2009 – A California Army National Guard supply noncommissioned officer diagnosed with breast cancer is cancer-free today, and she credits early detection with her new lease on life. California Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Cowie credits early detection with remaining cancer-free two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. With a yearlong deployment right around the corner when she got her diagnosis, Army Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Cowie opted for an aggressive treatment plan that would get her back to her unit quickly. “As soon as people...
  • Pregnant Women Among Early Victims of H1N1 Influenza

    10/01/2009 4:14:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 905+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/01/09 | David Brown
    In a reminder that the new strain of H1N1 influenza may not be as benign as originally thought, federal health officials reported Thursday that 100 pregnant women infected with the virus were hospitalized in intensive care units in the first four months of the outbreak, and 28 have died. "What we are seeing is quite striking," said Anne Schuchat, a physician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta who is helping direct the government's response to the pandemic. "The obstetric caregivers here, and the ones that we're speaking with [around the country] have rarely seen this kind...
  • Social Security strained by early retirements

    09/27/2009 9:16:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies · 3,668+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/27/09 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER,
    WASHINGTON – Big job losses and a spike in early retirement claims from laid-off seniors will force Social Security to pay out more in benefits than it collects in taxes the next two years, the first time that's happened since the 1980s. The deficits — $10 billion in 2010 and $9 billion in 2011 — won't affect payments to retirees because Social Security has accumulated surpluses from previous years totaling $2.5 trillion. But they will add to the overall federal deficit.
  • W Va hospital early adopter of mandatory flu shots

    08/29/2009 12:52:46 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 15 replies · 1,138+ views
    AP ^ | Saturday, August 29, 2009 | TOM BREEN
    As flu season approaches, West Virginia's largest hospital has given its employees a choice: Get a flu shot, or get another job . . . A mandatory flu shot policy like CAMC's is rare for U.S. hospitals, but it may soon become more common. A New York State law that takes effect this month requires hospitals to provide records showing all their workers have seasonal flu vaccinations or face fines, and
  • ‘Christmas in May’ Awaits Deployed Troops

    03/03/2009 5:33:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 178+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 3, 2009 – Troops serving overseas will get a little bit of “Christmas in May,” thanks to a troop-support group that is collecting gifts and snacks to be mailed to them on Armed Forces Day, May 16. “This is a way to thank the troops on their special day,” Julieann Najar, founder of “A Soldier’s Wish List,” said. “There are those who seem to ‘fall between the cracks’ and are in combat zones in between the holidays and do not receive our December Christmas packages. We want to let these men and women know they are also important...
  • Obama beats early retreat on promise to fight pork

    03/02/2009 3:42:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 483+ views
    seattlepi.newsource.com ^ | 3/2/09 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON -- Despite campaign promises to take a machete to lawmakers' pet projects, President Barack Obama is quietly caving to funding nearly 8,000 of them this year, drawing a stern rebuke Monday from his Republican challenger in last fall's election. Arizona Sen. John McCain said it is "insulting to the American people" for Obama's budget director to indicate over the weekend that the president will sign a $410 billion spending bill with what Republicans critics say is nearly $5.5 billion in so-called "earmark" projects.
  • Coalition Troops Observe Early Iraqi Voting

    01/30/2009 4:17:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 323+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Jody Metzger, USA
    BAGHDAD, Jan. 30, 2009 – With coalition soldiers watching from a distance, Iraq’s provincial elections got off to a smooth start Jan. 28 as the country’s security forces, hospital patients and detainees had a chance to cast their ballots early. Army Col. Wilton Gorske, left, chief of communications with the 4th Infantry Division serving in Multinational Division Baghdad, gets a briefing from Army Maj. Peter Dargle, officer in charge of the division operations section’s Iraqi security forces cell, at the Combined Press Information Center in Baghdad’s International Zone during the first day of voting in the Iraqi provincial elections,...
  • ‘Screaming Eagles’ to Go Home Early

    11/06/2008 4:01:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 794+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2008 – About 3,000 soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team will leave Iraq nearly two months earlier than planned, military officials said. Improved security and decreased violence across the unit’s area of operations in northwestern Baghdad is enabling the early redeployment of the soldiers back to Fort Campbell, Ky., Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters today. The unit is commencing pack-up operations, Whitman said, and its return window is around the Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday season. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, U.S. Central Command chief, and Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational...
  • Vote, Baby, Vote!

    10/31/2008 5:07:37 PM PDT · by CenTex Conservative · 2 replies · 300+ views
    Williamson County (Texas) Board of Elections ^ | 10/31/2008 | CenTex Conservative
    I have a feeling Texas will deliver for Mac and Sarah in huge numbers. Williamson County is one of the Reddest Counties in an already Red State. We voted by 2-1 margin for Bush the last two elections. By the end of today 50% of the county's registered voters will have voted shattering the 2004 record of 35% IN 2004 only 64% of the registered voters in the county turned out and that was considered a blowout number, maybe well over 80%. We are poised to eclipse that number! Voter intensity here is through the roof and I am hearing...
  • Vote, Baby Vote!!!!

    10/30/2008 12:22:21 PM PDT · by CenTex Conservative · 10 replies · 452+ views
    Williamson County (Texas) Board of Elections ^ | 10/30/2008 | CenTex Conservative
    Over 40% of the counties 213,000 Registered Voters in one of the a Reddest County in Texas have already voted and if trends continue we will exceed 50% blowing away all records! I sense a groundswell for McCain/Palin, but we must all vote and work to GOTV.
  • Early vote tally through Wednesday (Florida update)

    10/30/2008 9:51:13 AM PDT · by Rumierules · 20 replies · 1,997+ views
    The Buzz: Florida Politics ^ | 10/30/08 | St. Petersburg Times Staff
    The Democrats' latest tally for ballots cast through Wednesday shows that Democrats have cast 205,205 more absentee or early votes than Republicans have. What's even more eye-popping is that so far, nearly 3-million people have voted (2,982,896). Of the 1,302,982 absentee ballots cast, Democrats cast 35.64 percent, Republicans cast 49.41 percent, and others cast 14.95 percent. Of the 1,679,914 early votes, Democrats cast 53.22 percent; Republicans, 30.32 percent; and other, 16.46 percent.
  • The Florida votes so far

    10/28/2008 2:15:04 PM PDT · by Rumierules · 173 replies · 3,504+ views
    The Buzz: Florida Politics ^ | 10/28/08 | Times Staff
    Nearly 20 percent of all Florida voters have cast ballots already. That includes 1,128,241 abentee ballots (35.4% by Democrats and 49.96% by Republicans; and 1,193,987 early votes (53.66% by Democrats and 30.25% by Republicans). All told, 115,418 more Democrats have voted than Republicans. Also 357,298 independent and minor party voters have cast ballots.
  • Oregon Discovery Challenges Beliefs About First Humans

    07/01/2008 8:20:04 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 253+ views
    PBS ^ | 7-1-2008 | Lee Hochberg
    Ore. Discovery Challenges Beliefs About First Humans Until recently, most scientists believed that the first humans came to the Americas 13,000 years ago. But new archaeological findings from a cave in Oregon are challenging that assumption. Lee Hochberg of Oregon Public Television reports on the controversial discovery. LEE HOCHBERG, NewsHour correspondent: What archaeologist Dennis Jenkins found in the Paisley Caves in south central Oregon may turn on its head the theory of how and when the first people came to North America. Many scientists believe humans first came to this continent 13,000 years ago across a land bridge from Asia...
  • Early Arabs Followed the Rain, or Didn't

    07/01/2008 4:53:28 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 239+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 6-25-2008 | Jennifer Viegas
    <p>June 25, 2008 -- The phrase "blame it on the weather" takes new meaning in light of research suggesting that regional climate may very well have been responsible for the evolution of lifestyle, culture and even religion in the Middle East.</p>
  • Early Parents Didn't Stand For Weighty Kids

    04/23/2008 1:30:31 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 50+ views
    Physorg ^ | University of Manchester
    Early parents didn't stand for weighty kidsApril 23,2008 A volunteer carrying baby mannequin on the hip has her energy consumption measured. Credit: University of Manchester Scientists investigating the reasons why early humans – the so-called hominins – began walking upright say it’s unlikely that the need to carry children was a factor, as has previously been suggested. Carrying babies that could no longer use their feet to cling to their parents in the way that young apes can has long been thought to be at least one explanation as to why humans became bipedal. But University of Manchester researchers investigating...
  • How Deep Should We look For evidence Of First Americans

    04/20/2008 7:20:42 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 119+ views
    Corsicana Daily Sun ^ | 4-20-2008 | Bill Young
    How deep should we look for evidence of first Americans? By Bill Young Three sites in Texas have been discovered and at least partially excavated in the past 15 years yielding evidence of at least one culture older than Clovis. Most of the Clovis sites have been firmly dated to around 12,500 to 13,000 years ago. Not only did these Clovis sites yield projectile points of the very distinct Clovis type, the sites also yielded true blades and very large well- made thin preforms diagnostic of only the Clovis people. The archeologists who have worked at some of these Clovis...
  • Vitamin Pills 'Increase Risk Of Early Death'

    04/15/2008 8:34:19 PM PDT · by blam · 542 replies · 759+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-16-2008 | Kate Devlin
    Vitamin pills 'increase risk of early death' By Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent Last Updated: 12:01am BST 16/04/2008 Popular vitamin supplements taken by millions of people in the hope of improving their health may do no good and could increase the risk of a premature death, researchers report today. They warn healthy people who take antioxidant supplements, including vitamins A and E, to try to keep diseases such as cancer at bay that they are interfering with their natural body defences and may be increasing their risk of an early death by up to 16 per cent. Antioxidants, including vitamins A,...
  • Skin Test Shows If You're Late Or Early Riser

    01/28/2008 7:17:35 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies · 191+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-28-2008 | Roger Highfield
    Skin test shows if you're late or early riser By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 10:01pm GMT 28/01/2008 A simple skin test could reveal if someone who hates getting up is lazy, or whether their body clock is badly out of step with that of other people. In recent years, scientists have found that genes can influence a person's preference for rising extremely early, when they are known as "a lark", or late in the day, "an owl". Now a simple skin test to diagnose people with these genes has been devised which, in the longer term, could help...
  • Early Settlers Drained Marshy US Landscape

    01/17/2008 7:39:11 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 124+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-17-2008 | Catherine Brahic
    Early settlers drained marshy US landscape 19:00 17 January 2008 NewScientist.com news service Catherine Brahic A milldam on Pickering Creek in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The dam spans the entire valley, and is filled to the brim with sediment (Image: Robert Walter and Dorothy Merritts) Standard notions of the 'natural' eastern US landscape with its meandering ribbon-like streams may be misguided, suggests historical research. In the US, a multibillion-dollar landscape restoration industry is guided by the almost intuitive notion that natural, gravel-bedded streams wander in single channels across the land. This springs from the assumption that, when European settlers arrived in...
  • The Wolverine Primary (Good News for Romney and Clinton)

    11/27/2007 2:57:44 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 15 replies · 62+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/26/07 | John Fund
    What if we look back on the 2008 presidential nomination contests and conclude one or both were effectively decided by a single vote--and among a group of judges at that? Democratic partisans still argue that the 2000 presidential contest was decided by a single vote in the U.S. Supreme Court, even though media recounts of Florida ballots showed that the outcome would not have been changed if Bush v. Gore had gone the other way. But there's no doubt that a 4-3 ruling by the Michigan Supreme Court last Wednesday saved that state's Jan. 15 presidential primary, which was in danger...
  • Diamonds Tell Story Of Earth's Beginning

    08/22/2007 6:48:58 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 724+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-22-2007 | Roger Highfield
    Diamonds tell story of Earth's beginning By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 12:01am BST 22/08/2007 Diamonds really are forever, according to a study that has found tiny examples of the gems that date from near the birth of the Earth. Tiny diamonds discovered inside crystals of zircon Over four billion years old, the diamonds are the oldest identified fragments of the Earth’s crust and were discovered in the Jack Hills region of Western Australia, suggesting they were created only 300 million years after the planet itself was born from the dust and debris encircling our Sun some 4.5 billion...
  • Today's White Rice Is Mutation Spread By Early Farmers

    08/21/2007 4:28:54 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 916+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 8-21-2007 | CornellUniversity
    Source: Cornell University Date: August 21, 2007 Today's White Rice Is Mutation Spread By Early Farmers Science Daily — Some 10,000 years ago white rice evolved from wild red rice and began spreading around the globe. But how did this happen? White and red grains of rice. (Credit: Courtesy of Susan McCouch) Researchers at Cornell and elsewhere have determined that 97.9 percent of all white rice is derived from a mutation (a deletion of DNA) in a single gene originating in the Japonica subspecies of rice. Their report, published online in the journal PloS (Public Library of Science) Genetics, suggests...
  • It's the Momentum, Stupid

    08/18/2007 11:18:56 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 37 replies · 841+ views
    ETalkingHead.com ^ | 08/17/07 | Terry Mitchell
    Is it possible that one or both of the major party presidential nominations could be, for all practical purposes, decided after just two states, Iowa and New Hampshire, have voted? This may sound crazy to the casual observer of American politics, but the answer is yes. But how can that be, with Iowa and New Hampshire being such small states and accounting for only a miniscule portion of the national delegate count in either party? The catalyst is here not the size of the states or their raw numbers of delegates, of course, but the momentum those states can provide....
  • Low Literacy Equals Early Death Sentence

    07/26/2007 3:40:02 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 289+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 7-26-2007 | NW University
    Source: Northwestern University Date: July 26, 2007 Low Literacy Equals Early Death Sentence Science Daily — Not being able to read doesn't just make it harder to navigate each day. Low literacy impairs people's ability to obtain critical information about their health and can dramatically shorten their lives. A new study from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine shows that older people with inadequate health literacy had a 50 percent higher mortality rate over five years than people with adequate reading skills. Inadequate or low health literacy is defined as the inability to read and comprehend basic health-related materials such...