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  • 'I am really scared': Family lost in corn maze calls 911 for help

    10/12/2011 1:38:31 PM PDT · by bgill · 118 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | Oct. 12, 2011 | msnbc.com
    A Massachusetts family got the Halloween scare of a lifetime by getting lost inside a dark and creepy Salem-area corn maze and had to call 911 for rescue. Danvers police say they got a call of distress from a mother of two about 6:32 p.m. Monday. The woman alerted the 911 operator of their situation in the Connors Farm in Danvers, a short distance from Salem... He said a Danvers police with a tracking dog quickly plunged into the depths of the maze with a farm manager to search for the disoriented dad, mom and two young kids. Within a...
  • The Obamacare Maze, Now Online (Transparency Inc. makes 907 pages of Commiecare™ user-friendly)

    07/10/2010 2:36:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Business Week ^ | 7/08/10 | Drew Armstrong
    The Obamacare Maze, Now OnlineHealthCare.gov tries to make 907 pages of legislation user-friendly By Drew Armstrong July 8, 2010, 5:00PM EST Health-care reform may have been signed into law four months ago, but in this day and age you don't really exist until you've got your own website. Obamacare now has a digital home in HealthCare.gov, an Internet destination designed by the U.S. Health & Human Services Dept. to help consumers navigate the health overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama in March. In book form, the legislation fills up a hefty 907 pages. The site, launched on July...
  • Crete quarry could be original site of ancient Greek Labyrinth

    10/16/2009 6:34:03 PM PDT · by BGHater · 7 replies · 658+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 16 Oct 2009 | Telegraph
    An old stone quarry on the Greek island of Crete which has a network of underground tunnels could be the original site of the ancient Labyrinth, the maze that housed the Minotaur of Greek legend, scholars believe. An Anglo-Greek team believes that the site, near the town of Gortyn, has just as much claim to be the place of the Labyrinth as the Minoan palace at Knossos 20 miles away, which has been synonymous with the Minotaur myth since its excavation a century ago. The 600,000 people a year who visit the ruins at Knossos are told the site was...
  • Michigan farm has corniest tribute to Gerald Ford

    09/15/2007 8:03:38 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 20 replies · 549+ views
    AP ^ | September 15, 2007 | Unk
    RICHLAND, Mich. - It’s a corny tribute to the late Gerald Ford — and it can be fully appreciated only from the air. A farm not far from where Ford grew up created a maze in a cornfield in the likeness of the nation’s 38th president, who died last December. Each year, Gull Meadow Farms near Richland cuts a maze in its corn fields. A company that specializes in corn maze design drew up the plans for the Ford portrait, which says PRESIDENT FORD across the top and THANKS below.
  • Restored – but medieval maze is still a puzzle after centuries[UK]

    06/20/2007 4:47:34 AM PDT · by BGHater · 57 replies · 2,018+ views
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 19 June 2007 | Simon Bristow
    A maze is designed to puzzle, but whoever dreamt up the intricate earth and grass labyrinth that is Julian's Bower can be especially pleased –it remains a mystery after hundreds of years. The medieval maze in Alkborough, near Scunthorpe, has been reopened to the public after a major returfing project, but experts are no closer to solving the riddle of why or when it was made. The 44ft relic cut into the landscape has many interlocking rings, and the theories surrounding its origins are just as complex. Some have observed how Alkborough's maze is strikingly similar to a floor design...
  • Chad horrifies his soon-to-be-stepson

    02/13/2006 7:23:51 PM PST · by Number57 · 35 replies · 2,464+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2/8/06 | Chad
    I get angrier everytime I watch this. Almost 2,200,000 views on Youtube.com
  • Temecula family salutes military with crop circle maze

    10/06/2005 5:40:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 571+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 6, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Ray Lewis
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2005) -- For the Corona family, flying flags just wasn’t enough to show their support for America’s military. Instead, the Corona’s chose to show appreciation with an 8-acre corn crop formation, which displays all the armed forces in action from an aerial view. The formation, which doubles as a maze, was unveiled in Temecula, at its official grand opening Monday. The maze depicts the Marines flag raising at Iwo Jima, the Army in an M-1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, the Navy’s Battleship BB-63 Missouri, and the Air Force in an F-16 Fighter...
  • [CA] Governor signs bills on young drivers, prisons

    09/23/2005 1:26:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 583+ views
    AP ^ | 9/23/5
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that puts restrictions on 16- and 17-year-old drivers, creates an office to prevent sexual abuse in prisons and ban "pocket bikes" from roads, sidewalks and public trails. __ YOUNG DRIVERS: Young drivers will be barred from driving between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. during the first year after getting a drivers license unless accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 25 years old. The new law also prohibits 16- and 17-year-old drivers from transporting passengers under age 20 during that first year of licensed driving. The law,...
  • QuickBird satellite images provide a new perspective

    12/29/2004 8:06:03 AM PST · by Zacs Mom · 44 replies · 9,172+ views
    The high-resolution QuickBird satellite images of the tsunami impact on Sri Lanka are just a few of the images on the Digital Globe web site that made me stop and say "Wow!" For example, check out the images on the links below:
  • Candidates square off in annual corn maze

    09/16/2004 8:34:22 AM PDT · by Chummy · 5 replies · 346+ views
    Janesville Gazette ^ | September 15, 2004 | Chris Schultz
    Candidates square off in annual corn maze (Published Wednesday, September 15, 2004 10:52:35 AM CDT) By Chris Schultz/Gazette Staff Fairwyn Farms, on Highway 50 in Burlington created an election-year corn maze featuring Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and President George W. Bush. The third annual maze opened Aug. 21 and runs through the end of October. The previous two mazes had a Green Bay Packers/Chicago Bears theme, and farm manager Eric Craig said he wanted to keep the idea of rivalry this year. Associated Press LAKE GENEVA-Find the presidential elections confusing? Don't know where to turn? There's a place...
  • CA: The school funding maze - 55% Approval Threshold For Parcel Taxes Would Be A Huge Help

    06/08/2003 8:28:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 214+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6/8/03 | Mercury News
    <p>A QUARTER-century ago, Proposition 13 and a court decision to equalize funding among school districts transferred power to the state and eroded local control over school taxes.</p> <p>Since then, legislators have turned education financing into a monument to the Winchester Mystery House. It's illogical and byzantine, with tiny pots of money in a thousand nooks and crannies. At least the Mystery House's foundation is stable. Education is built on the loose foundation of a cyclical economy.</p>