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  • Hubble Looks but Finds No Trace of Comet ISON

    12/20/2013 10:16:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 69 replies ^ | December 20, 2013 | Bob King on
    On December 18, the Hubble Space Telescope slewed to Comet ISON’s expected position and found nothing down to the incredibly faint magnitude of 25. According to astronomer Hal Weaver, who planned the ISON search, that limit implies any remaining fragments would have to be smaller than about 500 feet (160 meters) in diameter.
  • Deputy: Strip Search Finds Crack Between Buttocks

    03/18/2011 9:03:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    wyff4 ^ | 3/18/11 | Carla Field,
    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. -- A deputy said the strip search of a "belligerent" man after a traffic stop turned up crack cocaine in a plastic bag tucked between the man’s buttocks. The Spartanburg County deputy using speed radar on U.S. Highway 176 said that at about 3 a.m. Tuesday, a vehicle passed him going 51 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to a police report. The officer said that he pulled over the 2006 black Nissan Altima in the vicinity of Springfield Road. The driver was identified as 23-year-old Marvel Foster. He was the only person in the car,...
  • Cairo Teen Finds Looted Pharaoh Akhenaton Statue

    02/17/2011 8:33:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 2/17/11 | Staff
    A Cairo teenager found a priceless statue of Pharaoh Akhenaton near a garbage bin after it was stolen from the Egyptian Museum during anti-regime protests, Egypt's antiquities chief said Thursday. The museum's world renowned collection was burgled and several artifacts went missing last month, including statues of King Tutankhamun and Pharaoh Akhenaton. A 16-year-old protester found the sculpture near a rubbish bin in Tahrir Square,
  • Panel finds no fault with Obama system of policy 'czars'

    10/07/2009 10:29:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 842+ views
    la times ^ | 10/7/09 | Joe Markman
    In Senate testimony, constitutional experts say the president has the right to appoint independent advisors as long as the distinction between practical and legal authority is rigorously maintained. Reporting from Washington - Five constitutional experts testified at a Senate hearing Tuesday that President Obama's extensive use of policy "czars" is legal -- as long as the officials do not overstep their authority.
  • Swine Flu Draws a Shrug, Field Poll Finds

    10/06/2009 4:44:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 386+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 | Erin Allday
    Half of Californians are not particularly worried about the swine flu, and most people trust that the state has the resources to keep them healthy if an influenza outbreak occurs, according to a recent Field Poll survey released Monday. Despite repeated messages from federal and state officials that the swine flu - a form of influenza Type A, subtype H1N1 - could be a serious public health threat, 49 percent of survey respondents said they were not very concerned about the virus or not concerned at all. Bay Area respondents were especially worry-free - 54 percent said they were not...
  • Investigation Finds Leading Rental Car Company Sold Vehicles Without Air Bags

    08/18/2009 12:23:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 949+ views
    Fox news ^ | 8/18/09 | staff
    One of the nation’s leading rental car companies recently ordered thousands of cars without side impact airbags in an attempt to save millions of dollars, then later sold the cars to buyers without the standard safety feature, according to a report from the Kansas City Star. According to the report, Enterprise Rent-A-Car ordered a fleet of Chevy Impalas without the side impact
  • IAEA Finds Uranium Traces at Syrian Blast Site

    11/10/2008 6:38:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 463+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 11/10/2008 | Maayana Miskin
    ( United Nations investigators have found traces of uranium contamination at the site of an Israeli air strike in Syria, diplomats told Reuters and German media sources on Monday. The report is the first sign of a “smoking gun” proving that Syria was in fact building a secret nuclear reactor on the site, as Israel and the United States have insisted. The diplomats said the traces of uranium were first found in June. What has been found so far is not conclusive evidence of nuclear activity, but “raises questions,” they said. Officials in the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)...
  • Hubble Finds a Mystery Object (something that astronomers cannot make any sense of)

    09/15/2008 11:47:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 142 replies · 1,305+ views
    Don't get the idea that we've found every kind of astronomical object there is in the universe. In a paper to appear in the Astrophysical Journal, astronomers working on the Supernova Cosmology Project report finding a new kind of something that they cannot make any sense of. Now you don't see it, now you do. Something in Bootes truly in the middle of nowhere — apparently not even in a galaxy — brightened by at least 120 times during more than three months and then faded away. Its spectrum was like nothing ever seen, write the discoverers, with "five broad...
  • UC Davis Study Finds Distinct Genetic Profiles

    09/25/2006 2:28:19 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 1,109+ views
    Eureka Alert - UC Davis ^ | 9-21-2006 | Micjhael Seldin
    Contact: Michael Seldin 530-754-6016 University of California, Davis - Health System UC Davis study finds distinct genetic profiles Results promise to improve genetic studies of human disease (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) --An international team of scientists lead by researchers at UC Davis Health System has found that, with respect to genetics, modern Europeans fall into two groups: a Northern group and a Southern, or Mediterranean one. The findings, published in the Sept. 14 edition of Public Library of Science Genetics (, are important because they provide a method for scientists to take into account European ancestry when looking for genes involved...
  • Suburban Woman Finds Out She's a Princess

    09/19/2006 1:02:31 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 26 replies · 1,756+ views
    (Sept. 19) - Adopted two days after her first birthday, Sarah Culberson grew up the youngest daughter in a close-knit family from Morgantown, W.Va. She was surrounded by love in her home, but always wondered about her roots. Searching to unlock the secrets of her past, at age 22, Culberson began searching for her birth parents. She quickly learned that her mom had died a dozen years earlier from cancer. Culberson was crushed. A few years later, a private investigator helped her locate her birth father, along with an unbelievable surprise. Culberson wasn't an average suburban girl -- she was...
  • America Supports You: Group Finds Low-Tech Solution to Pressing Problem

    09/11/2006 5:27:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 323+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Ensign John R. Guardiano, USN
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2006 -- A group of American seamstresses is working to apply an old-fashioned skill -- sewing -- to help today’s wounded veterans. The nonprofit group “Sew Much Comfort” includes more than 2,000 people who sew specially made clothing for wounded servicemembers, who often find clothing off the rack doesn’t accommodate a variety of medical devices. Sew Much Comfort is a member of the Defense Department’s America Supports You program, which highlights grassroots and corporate efforts to support U.S. troops and their families. Several of the groups set up tables at the end of the America Supports...
  • US Finds Low-Risk H5N1 Bird Flu Strain In Ducks (Maryland)

    09/01/2006 3:37:15 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 446+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9-1-2006 | Charles Abbott
    U.S. finds low-risk H5N1 bird flu strain in ducks Fri Sep 1, 2006 5:43pm ET By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mallard ducks in Maryland have tested positive for bird flu, apparently a common, less pathogenic strain that poses no risk to humans, the U.S. Agriculture and Interior departments said on Friday. The H5N1 avian influenza virus was found in fecal samples from "resident wild" mallards in Queen Anne's County in Maryland, on the U.S. central Atlantic coast. "Testing has ruled out the possibility of this being the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain that has spread through birds in Asia, Europe...
  • Gout Forced Charles V Abdication, Study Finds

    08/03/2006 3:33:43 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,802+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 8-2-2006 | Gene Emery
    Gout forced Charles V abdication, study finds By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Tests of a 500-year-old pinky finger confirm that Holy Roman Emperor Charles V was debilitated by gout and the painful joints it produces, Spanish researchers reported on Wednesday. Jaume Ordi of the University of Barcelona and colleagues used a microscope to examine the tip of one of Charles' pinkie fingers, which was preserved separately from his body in a small red velvet box. After rehydrating and slicing the mummified fingertip, the Ordi team found telltale signs of gout, including the buildup of uric acid crystals. At the...
  • Cassini finds evidence of giant hydrocarbon lakes on moon Titan

    07/24/2006 6:56:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 1,722+ views
    AP - Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/24/06 | Alicia Chang - ap
    Scientists said Monday they have found the first widespread evidence of giant hydrocarbon lakes on the surface of Saturn's planet-size moon Titan. The cluster of hydrocarbon lakes was spotted near Titan's frigid north pole during a weekend flyby by the international Cassini spacecraft, which flew within 590 miles of the moon. Researchers counted about a dozen lakes ranging from 6 miles to 62 miles wide. Some lakes, which appeared as dark patches in radar images, were connected by channels while others had tributaries flowing into them. Several were dried up, but the ones that contained liquid were most likely a...
  • Santorum finds political aid on stem cells

    07/18/2006 4:39:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 259+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/18/06 | Kimberly Hefling - ap
    WASHINGTON - Sens. Rick Santorum and Arlen Specter, both Pennsylvania Republicans, couldn't be further apart on the issue of embryonic stem cell research. Santorum, a conservative struggling to win re-election, is against it, equating the process to abortion. He says harvesting the master cells from embryos less than a week old and killing the embryos in the process "destroys human life." Specter, a cancer survivor, is leading the fight to expand federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, taking on President Bush and siding with medical researchers who say it could someday produce cures for cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and...
  • Mars Rover Spirit Finds Metallic Meteorites

    06/13/2006 3:28:15 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 645+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-13-2006 | Maggie McGee
    Mars rover Spirit finds metallic meteorites 13:00 13 June 2006 news service Maggie McKee Allan Hills, one of the iron meteorites discovered by the Mars rover Spirit (right foreground), appears lighter and smoother than surrounding rocks (Image: NASA/JPL/Cornell) Two iron meteorites have been spotted by the Mars rover Spirit, mission scientists have announced. The finds are the first meteorites identified by Spirit, although its twin, Opportunity, discovered a similar space rock on the other side of the planet in January 2005. Spirit photographed the rocks in April 2006, just after it parked at Low Ridge Haven, a northern-tilting slope...
  • Coalition Finds Weapons, Targets Taliban in Air Strike

    05/19/2006 4:48:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 225+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 19, 2006 – Coalition forces confiscated weapons caches in five Afghanistan locations yesterday, and a U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber struck a terrorist stronghold May 17, military officials reported. Forces discovered seven mortar rounds, three rocket-propelled grenade rounds and three rockets near Bagram Air Base in Parwan province. A second cache consisting of 100 mortar rounds was discovered near Bagram after an Afghan citizen reported the cache to coalition forces. A coalition patrol sent to the location determined all the rounds were in working order. Afghan National Army soldiers took control of the rounds. "Recovering and disposing of...
  • MWHS-3 Marine finds sanctity in life while deployed to Al Asad

    05/17/2006 4:18:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 248+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brandon L. Roach
    AL ASAD, Iraq (May 17, 2006) -- Content in the solitude of a miniature half wood, half vinyl tent fortress and wrapped up in numerous '80s one hit wonders, a Marine deployed to Iraq finds peace in life working with lumber and power tools. Although riddled with an extensive workload, Lance Cpl. Thomas R. Hunter, a native of Tacoma, Wash., finds time to make it out to his 'Guru's' work shed to pass the time. This combat engineer by trade is augmented to Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 3, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, from his home unit, Marine Wing Support Squadron...
  • Afghan Police Discover IED; Coalition Finds Weapons

    05/08/2006 4:41:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 178+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2006 – Afghan National Police found an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan's Khowst province May 6, and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache and detained terror suspects in Kunar province the same day, military officials reported. The police discovered the IED in the middle of a main road in the Matun Valley near Paturri Village. The Afghan police secured the site, and a coalition explosive ordnance disposal team responded to the scene to secure the bomb. The team rendered the device harmless and destroyed it in place. In other news, a coalition patrol discovered a weapons cache...
  • Dig Finds Long-Term Use At Hell's Half Acre (6,000BC)

    04/17/2006 2:45:58 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 1,328+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 4-17-2006 | AP
    Dig finds long-term use at Hell's Half AcreSite was home to Indians at least 1,200 years ago By The Associated Press CASPER, Wyo. -- A preliminary report on an archaeological dig says Hell's Half Acre, west of Casper, was home to prehistoric American Indians at least 1,200 years ago, and perhaps as long as 8,000 years ago. John Albanese, chairman of the Natrona County Historic Preservation Society, told Natrona County commissioners on Thursday that archaeological evidence shows Indians were hunting bison at Hell's Half Acre between 1,200 and 3,000 years ago, and that some evidence appeared to be much older....
  • Jury Finds Former Ill. Gov. Ryan Guilty

    04/17/2006 12:14:10 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 104 replies · 5,255+ views ^ | 4 17 06 | MIKE ROBINSON
    CHICAGO - Former Gov. George Ryan, who drew international praise when he commuted the sentences of everyone on Illinois' death row, was convicted of racketeering and fraud Monday in a corruption scandal that ended his political career in 2003. Ryan, 72, sat stone-faced as the verdict was read and afterward vowed to appeal. "I believe this decision today is not in accordance with the kind of public service that I provided to the people of Illinois over 40 years, and needless to say I am disappointed in the outcome," the former governor said. Ryan faces up to 20 years in...
  • Typhoid May Have Caused Fall Of Athens, Study Finds

    03/27/2006 3:41:19 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 1,872+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 2-27-2006 | Nicholas Bakalar
    Typhoid May Have Caused Fall of Athens, Study Finds Nicholas Bakalar for National Geographic News February 27, 2006 An ancient medical mystery—the cause of a plague that wracked Athens from 426 to 430 B.C. and eventually led to the city's fall—has been solved by DNA analysis, researchers say. The ancient Athenians died from typhoid fever, according to a new study. Scientists from the University of Athens drew this conclusion after studying dental pulp extracted from the teeth of three people found in a mass grave in Athens' Kerameikos cemetery. The mass grave was first discovered in 1994 and was dated...
  • 10th Mountain Division finds, destroys explosives

    03/23/2006 5:05:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 394+ views
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq (ARMY NEWS SERVICE, March 23, 2006) – Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, discovered four caches in Abu Ghraib during a five-day period beginning March 11. The caches contained 32,000 pounds of explosives. Officials believe the sites were possible cells of operation for improvised explosive devices due to their seemingly hasty placement. “Since we began exploiting these caches, the number of IEDs in our own area of operation has dropped to almost zero,” said Lt. Col. Kevin Brown, commander, 2-22 Inf. He added that finding the caches has...
  • Israel Finds Al-Qa'eda At Work In West Bank

    03/22/2006 6:18:45 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 303+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-23-2006 | Tim Butcher
    Israel finds al-Qa'eda at work in West Bank By Tim Butcher (Filed: 23/03/2006) Israel provided the first evidence of al-Qa'eda activity in the West Bank yesterday when two Palestinians were charged with receiving funds and training from the group for a double bombing in Jerusalem. While Israel has often connected its own struggle against Palestinian extremism with the international "war on terror", the case gives the most concrete proof yet of al-Qa'eda penetration of the country. However, Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, recently announced he had evidence that it had tried to recruit in Gaza and the West Bank. According...
  • UD Anthropologist Finds Signs Of Evolution In Ancient Skeleton (Brain Size)

    03/06/2006 11:23:27 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 748+ views
    University Of Delaware ^ | 3-6-2006 | Martin Mbugua
    UD anthropologist finds signs of evolution in ancient skeleton Karen Rosenberg, chairperson and associate professor of anthropology at UD 10:03 a.m., March 2, 2006--Recent analysis of a Stone Age skeleton shows that human brain size relative to body size had increased dramatically from ancestors by the Middle Pleistocene, about 260,000 years ago, Karen Rosenberg, chairperson and associate professor of anthropology at the University of Delaware, said. Rosenberg, who analyzed the fossil with Lü Zuné of Peking University in Beijing and Chris B. Ruff, director of the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine...
  • Ancient Andean Maize Makers: Finds Push Back Farming, Trade In Highland Peru

    03/05/2006 3:43:23 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 1,116+ views
    Science News ^ | 3-5-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Week of March 4, 2006; Vol. 169, No. 9 , p. 132 Ancient Andean Maize Makers: Finds push back farming, trade in highland Peru Bruce Bower Nearly 4,000 years ago, large societies emerged in the Andes Mountains of southern Peru that would culminate 1,500 years later in the rise of the Inca civilization. Now, scientists have the first evidence that these Inca predecessors cultivated maize and imported plant foods from lowland tropical forests located 180 miles to the east. HIGH TIMES. Researchers excavate Waynuna, a site in Peru's Andes Mountains that has yielded evidence of early agriculture and food...
  • Peru, Mexico Finds Hint At Woman's Role

    03/03/2006 4:37:15 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 367+ views
    Newsday ^ | 3-3-2006 | Carl Hartman
    Peru, Mexico Finds Hint At Women's RolesBy CARL HARTMAN Associated Press Writer March 3, 2006, 2:33 PM EST (In a March 2 story about an archaeological exhibit on pre-Columbian women, The Associated Press erroneously reported where it's on view. The exhibit is at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, not the Smithsonian Institution's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. A corrected version of the story appears below.) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Archaeological finds from Mexico and Peru show that, long before Europeans arrived, women served as warriors, governors and priestesses. An exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts...
  • Rex the Dog finds new home (RUFF!-RUFF! RUFF!)

    01/14/2006 8:53:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 44 replies · 957+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jan 14, 2006 | Tech. Sgt. Matt Gilreath
    1/13/2006 - PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFPN) -- A 21st Security Forces Squadron Airman is the first military working dog handler allowed to adopt her K-9 partner from active duty. Tech. Sgt. Jamie Dana, a military working dog handler, has been waiting since August for the official word after she requested to adopt her K-9, Rex. The two were injured in an improvised explosive attack on their Humvee June 25 in Iraq. President George W. Bush signed the Defense Appropriations Bill Dec. 30 allowing military working dogs to retire early and be adopted by their handlers following traumatic events....
  • University Finds $275,000 In Office (Florida)

    01/14/2006 8:03:47 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 893+ views
    University Finds $275,000 in Office Sunday January 15, 2006 3:17 AM TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Three University of South Florida officials were fired after the school discovered $275,000 in misplaced checks and cash scattered throughout an office. Nearly half the money at the school's English Language Institute - $133,647 - was in checks up to 10 years old and could not be deposited, said university spokeswoman Michelle Carlyon. The cash and checks Dec. 21 were found inside desks and underneath books and office machines, among other places, Carlyon said.
  • America Supports You: Trio Finds Poignancy in Civil War Carol

    12/20/2005 5:19:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 366+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Dec 20, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2005 – A Dallas-based band has looked to the Civil War to honor today's servicemembers fighting in the global war on terrorism. TrueHeart, an adult contemporary/urban folk band, was invited to perform at a Christmas benefit for a local hospital last year. But the band's trio of siblings disagreed on what carols to play. Ross Vick said that he and his brother, Patrick, and sister, Karen Vick Cavazos, couldn't settle on what Christmas songs to play. So he wrote three songs, including a new arrangement of the 19th century hymn, "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day."...
  • Big Brain Means Small Testes, Finds Bat Study

    12/07/2005 10:17:23 AM PST · by blam · 99 replies · 1,935+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12-7-2005 | Gaia Vince
    Big brain means small testes, finds bat study 12:16 07 December 2005 news service Gaia Vince Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences The brainier male bats are, the smaller their testicles, according to a new study. Researchers suggest the correlation exists because both organs require a lot of energy to grow and maintain, leading individual species to find the optimum balance. The analysis of 334 species of bat found that in species where the females were promiscuous, the males had evolved larger testes but had relatively small brains. In species, where the females were monogamous, the situation...
  • Patrol Finds, Destroys Weapons Cache

    11/07/2005 3:41:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 302+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2005 – A Task Force Band of Brothers patrol near Forward Operating Base Anaconda in Iraq found two weapons caches containing timers, watches and other items commonly used in constructing roadside bombs Nov. 5, officials said today. The seizure also yielded nearly 30 large-caliber artillery shells, more than a dozen rockets, five rocket-propelled grenade launchers, a mortar tube, a machine gun and small-arms ammunition, officials noted. An explosive ordnance disposal team collected the weapons and conducted a controlled detonation of the shells and rockets. In the air war over Iraq, coalition aircraft flew 56 close-air-support and armed-reconnaissance...
  • Teenager Finds Sperm Donor Dad On Internet

    11/03/2005 11:39:03 AM PST · by blam · 42 replies · 1,699+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-3-2005 | Ian Sample
    Teenager finds sperm donor dad on internet Ian Sample, science correspondent Thursday November 3, 2005 The Guardian (UK) Using nothing more than a swab of saliva and the internet, a 15-year-old boy has tracked down his anonymous sperm donor father, according to details released today. By sending a swab taken from the inside of his cheek for genetic testing, the teenager was able to use genealogy websites to trace his father by looking for men with a matching Y-chromosome, which is passed down the male line. The genetic detective work has major implications for men who have donated sperm under...
  • Raiders Of The Lost Pool (New finds bolster the historicity of John's gospel)

    10/27/2005 5:26:15 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 983+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 10-26-2005 | Gordon Govier
    Christianity Today, October 2005 Raiders of the Lost PoolNew finds bolster the historicity of John's Gospel. by Gordon Govier | posted 10/26/2005 09:00 a.m. The Pool of Siloam, considered a metaphor in John's Gospel by some New Testament scholars, was in fact a huge basin at the lowest point in the city of Jerusalem. Recent excavations have uncovered two corners and one side of the pool that stretched for half the length of a football field. "It's very exciting," James Charlesworth, a professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, told CT. "It's very important for the study of the...
  • Report finds e-vote promise, problems

    10/22/2005 9:40:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 186+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 10/22/05 | Ian Hoffman
    In a report released Friday, the investigative arm of Congress found that fully electronic voting machines hold promise for U.S. elections but still have security and reliability problems. E-voting failures in elections have been a problem in California, and the state's experiences are mentioned several times in the latest report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Analysts for the GAO found that crucial vote-recording and tallying files could be altered, that voting software often had weak or nonexistent password protections and that manufacturers had installed unapproved software in several places, including California. Yet fixing those problems could be years away....
  • Chicago native finds direction, guidance in the Marine Corps

    10/21/2005 4:16:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 227+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 21,2005 | Cpl. Shane Suzuki
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (Oct. 21, 2005) -- Some people need the guidance and direction the Marine Corps provides and Pfc. David Smush, a machine gunner with Weapons Platoon, Company L, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, was one of them. A Chicago native, Smush was working odd jobs and struggling to find direction when he stumbled into a Marine Corps recruiting office one day. “It was a spur of the moment thing,” the 19-year-old said. “I was tired of being at home all the time. I worked at a gas station and sometimes at a fire station. I needed something more.”...
  • (Spitzer) Telescope finds planet building blocks around brown space dwarfs

    10/20/2005 7:41:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 514+ views
    PASADENA, Calif. - A NASA telescope has detected for the first time the building blocks of planets around brown dwarfs, suggesting that such failed stars probably undergo the same planet-building process. Until now, the microscopic crystal building blocks that eventually collide to form planets have only been seen around stars and comets - considered the remnants of the solar system. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope recently spotted the tiny crystals and dust grains circling five brown dwarfs located 520 light years away in the Chamaeleon constellation. The crystals, composed of a green mineral commonly found on Earth known as olivine, are...
  • Roman Finds Re-Write History

    10/14/2005 4:44:24 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies · 2,041+ views
    Isle Of Wight County Press ^ | 10-14-2005 | Suzanne Pert
    ROMAN FINDS RE-WRITE HISTORYBy Suzanne Pert AMAZING finds by archaeologists during recent excavations at Brading Roman Villa mean history will have to be re-written, not just there but at other important mosaic sites around the country.Archaeologist Kevin Trott with some of the pieces of pottery found at the Brading Roman Villa site. Picture by PETER BOAM Although his findings are still to be published, archaeologist Kevin Trott has compiled a 400-page report, which has dispelled some long-held myths and is set to take the archaeological world by storm. This week he gave the County Press an insight into the archaeologically-explosive...
  • From Iraq to Ohio, Beans the dog finds a home (Devil Dog Adopts a Dog)

    10/11/2005 5:01:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 1,368+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 11, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Ryan M. Blaich
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- (Oct. 11, 2005) -- Not many people find a best friend in a paper sack half way around the world, in a country littered with war and terrorists. But, that is what happened when Marine Cpl. Jeffery A. Boskovitch, a Reserve Marine from Akron, Ohio, decided to befriend a tiny mutt. For some pocket change and little bit of candy, the pup became his. It would have been impossible to guess that this friendship would span half the globe, involve the Commandant of the Marine Corps, a couple of Army generals and a...
  • Battalion finds support at camp in Kuwait

    10/10/2005 4:35:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 1,883+ views
    CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait — A square mile of Kuwaiti real estate is an American boomtown. In the American Old West there were a number of similar communities, such as the silver mining town of Tombstone. But while Tombstone depended on the precious metal for its economic well being, Camp Virginia’s source is the military. Surrounded by desert that has a few small bushes providing some glimpses of green the camp is an area where U.S. and some coalition forces come before going to or leaving Iraq. “Camp Virginia provides support for the troop units coming here,” Lt. Col. Matthew Hearon....
  • CA: Civilian patrols branch out, though poll finds opposition

    10/01/2005 4:23:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 625+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 10/1/05 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    CAMPO – As the sun set, Roy Wood looked out of place patrolling a dirt road a few steps north of a rusty fence that separates the United States from Mexico. The clean-shaven English-as-a-second-language instructor wore a T-shirt tucked in clean blue jeans, a pistol strapped to a belt. Many of the hundreds who make up the self-appointed civilian patrols monitoring the border to deter smuggling of people and drugs are unemployed or underemployed ex-military men who have long resented Mexicans who come to the United States illegally and, in their view, compete for jobs, crowd hospitals and schools and...
  • Research Team Finds New Evidence Of Amazonian Civilization

    09/16/2005 7:32:10 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 1,231+ views
    Asia News/Yahoo ^ | 9-14-2005
    Research team finds new evidence of Amazonian civilization (Kyodo) A joint Japanese-Bolivian research team has completed the first stage of a three-year investigation that aims to shed light on a little-known high culture that existed in the present-day Bolivian Amazon. The investigation, named "Project Mojos," is headed by Katsuyoshi Sanematsu, a professor of anthropology at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. In an interview Wednesday, Sanematsu, 56, told Kyodo News that the team, composed of four Japanese researchers and four Bolivian researchers, succeeded in finding hundreds of archaeological artifacts during a month long excavation that ended earlier this month. "It is very...
  • UK: Briton finds venomous centipede in house

    08/31/2005 10:04:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,380+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 8/31/05 | ap - London
    LONDON (AP) -- Aaron Balick expected to find a tiny mouse rustling behind the TV in his apartment. Instead, he found a venomous giant centipede that somehow hitched a ride from South America to Britain. "Thinking it was a mouse, I went to investigate the sound. The sound was coming from under some papers which I lifted, expecting to see the mouse scamper away," the 32-year-old psychotherapist said Wednesday. "Instead, when I lifted the papers, I saw this prehistoric looking animal skitter away behind a stack of books." He trapped the 9-inch-long creature between a stack of books and put...
  • CA: More California schools report financial problems, report finds

    07/07/2005 4:34:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 488+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/7/05 | Jennifer Coleman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state report paints a bleak portrait of California's public school finances, finding that as many as 79 districts may not be able to pay their bills in two years. One-third of the state's 982 public school districts have tapped reserves to make ends meet, with 14 expecting to run out of money in the next two years, according to a report released Thursday. Another 65 districts reported a possibility that their expenses would outpace revenues within that time. Ten of the 79 most financially troubled schools are in Los Angeles County. "For the first time in...
  • Poll Finds Americans Want Action Against Climate Change, Even if It Costs (PIPA poll)

    07/05/2005 4:03:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 840+ views on Yahoo ^ | 7/5/05 | Abid Aslam
    WASHINGTON, D.C., Jul 5 (OneWorld) - A vast majority of Americans disagree with President George W. Bush's stance on global warming, a new poll said Tuesday amid reports of a widening rift over climate change between the United States and its partners in the Group of Eight (G8) dominant countries. ''Going into the G8 Summit, nearly all Americans feel that the U.S. should not be a laggard, but should be ready to do as much as most other developed countries to reduce emissions that cause climate change,'' said Steven Kull, director of the University of Maryland's Program on International Policy...
  • Key Finds In Temple Mount Trash Heap

    04/16/2005 3:21:20 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 1,009+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4-16-2005
    Key finds in Temple Mount trash heap Jerusalem, Israel, Apr. 15 (UPI) -- Archaeologists sifting through piles of rubble discarded by Islamic officials from the Temple Mount have found rare artifacts dating to 3,000 years ago. The artifacts were found in the last five months in a city garbage dump used by Islamic officials six years ago when they built a mosque at an underground area of the Temple Mount, the Jerusalem Post said Friday.
  • Archaeologist Finds 'Oldest Porn Statue' (7,200 Years Old)

    04/04/2005 1:22:11 PM PDT · by blam · 103 replies · 5,348+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-4-2005 | Krysia Diver
    Archaeologist finds 'oldest porn statue' Krysia Diver in Stuttgart Monday April 4, 2005 The Guardian (UK) Stone-age figurines depicting what could be the oldest pornographic scene in the world have been unearthed in Germany. Archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be the 7,200-year-old remnants of a man having intercourse with a woman. The extraordinary find, at an archaeological dig in Saxony, shatters the belief that sex was a taboo subject in that era. Until now, the oldest representations of sexual scenes were frescos from about 2,000 years ago. Harald Stäuble of the Archaeological Institute of Saxony, based in Dresden,...
  • Tax Case Defendant Says Money Was to Do Good - Telecom Investor Held in D.C. Jail

    03/05/2005 10:10:19 PM PST · by anymouse · 6 replies · 388+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 4, 2005 | David S. Hilzenrath, Carol D. Leonnig and Yuki Noguchi
    Jailed and held without bond in the nation's largest alleged personal tax-evasion scheme, telecom investor Walter Anderson says the federal government has got it all wrong. He isn't a tax cheat, he said Wednesday night in a conference room at the D.C. jail. He was going to use the money to change the world. To fight for arms control and human rights. To promote family planning and space exploration. He was going to give the money away, starting next year. (snip) Yesterday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan Kay ordered Anderson held at the D.C. jail until a March 11 hearing. He...
  • (PEW Hispanic) Poll finds Mexican migrants open to worker program (75%)

    03/03/2005 7:09:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 578+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 3/3/05 | Leslie Berestein
    A majority of Mexican migrants living and working in the United States would be willing to participate in a temporary-worker program, according to a recent nationwide survey, even many of those who say they would prefer to stay in the country indefinitely. The survey of 4,836 migrants was taken by the Pew Hispanic Center in Washington, D.C., with respondents surveyed as they applied at Mexican consulates in seven U.S. cities for consular identification cards, frequently used as ID by undocumented immigrants. While respondents were not asked about their immigration status, slightly more than half said they had no form of...
  • Federal Court Finds DNC Chair Howard Dean’s Judicial Appointees Guilty

    02/26/2005 6:12:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies · 1,134+ views
    Federal Court Finds DNC Chair Howard Dean’s Judicial Appointees Guilty (PRWEB) February 26, 2005 -- In a 1997 Vermont Press Bureau article, Howard Dean expressed his desire to appoint judges that were not so concerned about the Bill of Rights -- or in Howard Dean lingo “legal technicalities”. Howard kept his aim true. Within two months of his proclamation, he appointed Nancy Corsones and Patricia Zimmerman to the Vermont bench. Shortly afterward, Vermont prosecutors set their sites on a local activist. Judge Corsones chose to advance justice in Vermont by violating the activist’s rights against double jeopardy, his right to...