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  • Three New "Plutos"? Possible Dwarf Planets Found

    08/16/2011 12:47:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | Published August 11, 2011 | Rachel Kaufman
    Small objects could be rounded worlds, based on likely sizes, experts say. Three relatively bright space rocks recently found in Pluto's neighborhood may be new members of the dwarf planet family, astronomers say. The objects were discovered in a little studied section of the Kuiper belt, a region of the solar system that starts beyond the orbit of Neptune and extends 5.1 billion miles (8.2 billion kilometers) from the sun. Astronomer Scott Sheppard, of the Carnegie Institute of Washington, and colleagues found the bodies using the 1.3-meter Warsaw University Telescope at Las Campanas in Chile. The region of the Kuiper...
  • Why Europa?

    02/19/2014 11:02:22 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies ^ | February 19, 2014 | Fraser Cain on
    Forget Mars, the place we really want to go looking for life is Jupiter’s moon Europa. Dr. Mike Brown, a professor of planetary science at Caltech, explains what he finds so fascinating about this icy moon, and the potential we might find life swimming in its vast oceans.
  • Largest known dwarf planet named after Greek goddess of chaos [HAIL ERIS!]

    09/13/2006 7:57:54 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 94 replies · 1,979+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/13/06 | Alicia Chang
    A distant, icy rock whose discovery shook up the solar system and led to Pluto's planetary demise has been given a name: Eris. The christening of Eris, named after the Greek goddess of chaos and strife, was announced by the International Astronomical Union on Wednesday. Weeks earlier, the professional astronomers' group stripped Pluto of its planethood under new controversial guidelines. Since its discovery last year, Eris, which had been known as 2003 UB313, ignited a debate about what constitutes a planet. Astronomers were split over how to classify the object because there was no universal definition. Some argued it should...
  • Strange Object Boosts Kuiper Belt Mystery [ 2002 UX25 ]

    12/25/2013 3:13:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Discovery News ^ | November 13, 2013 | Ian O'Neill
    There’s something odd floating around in the outer solar system. Actually, there’s lots of odd things floating around in the outer solar system, but 2002 UX25 is one of the most baffling. The mid-sized Kuiper belt object (KBO) measures 650 kilometers (400 miles) across, and yet it has a density less than water (less than 1 gram per cubic centimeter). Yes, if you put it in a huge bathtub, 2002 UX25 would float. ...planetary scientist Mike Brown, of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, has taken a measure of 2002 UX25′s density and discovered that it is “the...
  • Search on for Death Star that throws out deadly comets..

    03/19/2010 7:30:45 PM PDT · by TaraP · 54 replies · 1,651+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | March 13th, 2010
    Nasa scientists are searching for an invisible 'Death Star' that circles the Sun, which catapults potentially catastrophic comets at the Earth. The star, also known as Nemesis, is five times the size of Jupiter and could be to blame for the impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The bombardment of icy missiles is being blamed by some scientists for mass extinctions of life that they say happen every 26 million years Nemesis is predicted to lie at a distance equal to 25,000 times that of the Earth from the Sun, or a third of a light-year....
  • Stellar encounters as the origin of distant Solar System objects in highly eccentric orbits

    12/02/2004 4:51:41 PM PST · by nicollo · 40 replies · 1,349+ views
    Nature Magazine | Dec 2/ 2004 | Scott J. Kenyon and Benjamin C. Bromley
    If you can make sense of it, here's the article: Stellar encounters as the origin of distant Solar System objects in highly eccentric orbits SCOTT J. KENYON AND BENJAMIN C. BROMLEY The Kuiper belt extends from the orbit of Neptune at 30 AU to an abrupt outer edge about 50 AU from the Sun. Beyond the edge is a sparse population of objects with large orbital eccentricities. Neptune shapes the dynamics of most Kuiper belt objects, but the recently discovered planet 2003 VB12 (Sedna) has an eccentric orbit with a perihelion distance of 70 AU, far beyond Neptune's gravitational influence....
  • If this is not 'Planet X', what is it? (biggest solar system body found in more than 70 years)

    10/07/2002 8:09:29 AM PDT · by dead · 47 replies · 997+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | October 8 2002 | By Stephen Cauchi
    When is a planet not a planet? That is what astronomers will be asking themselves after yesterday's announcement of the biggest planetary body discovered in the solar system in more than 70 years. The new body, called Quaoar (pronounced Kwah-o-ar), is a round world that orbits the sun every 288 years, at a distance greater than that of any of the nine planets. At 1250 kilometres wide, it is bigger than any of the asteroids. In fact, it is bigger than all the asteroids put together. But it is also just over half the size of the smallest planet in...
  • Dwarf planet Eris may reveal quantum gravity

    01/25/2013 12:55:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 48 replies ^ | 24 January 2013 | by Ker Than
    Many galaxies appear to have stronger gravity - and thus more mass - than can be explained by their visible matter alone. Overly massive galaxies are most often attributed to dark matter, an invisible substance that interacts with matter through gravity. To date, though, no one has directly detected dark matter particles. But a well-established notion in physics could hold another explanation for their size. This says that empty space is really a frothy, turbulent sea full of virtual particles - matter and antimatter that spring in and out of existence so fast that we can't see them. Though they...
  • Video: LeBron James bumps his coach, again

    11/28/2010 1:10:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | November 28, 2010 | Kelly Dwyer
    LeBron James is known for taking passive/aggressive shots at his coaches. Whether he's dealing with Paul Silas or tolerating Mike Brown or griping about Erik Spoelstra's minutes allotment, it hardly matters. LeBron James is the king, in his own mind, and he's not to be touched. Unless he's the one doing the touching. Or bumping.
  • Former FEMA head: Gov't didn't tell all on Katrina

    08/27/2010 10:40:35 AM PDT · by South40 · 28 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the federal official at the heart of a firestorm over Washington's slow response is acknowledging the government's shortcomings. Former Federal Emergency Management agency director Mike Brown tells NBC's "Today" show "there was a disconnect" about what the Bush administration was saying about the situation, and how bad things actually were.
  • You’re Doing a Heckuva Job, Timmy

    03/22/2009 5:55:58 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies · 1,069+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Frank Rich says this might be Pres. Obama’s Katrina moment. That would make Tim Geithner PBO’s Mike Brown. Which in turn might make some people’s blood run cold to hear the president say of Geithner, during his 60 Minutes interview broadcast this evening, that: “he is doing a terrific job.” [snip] Whereas in the case of Katrina, Mayor Nagin and Governor Blanco bore much of the blame, in this case it is Geithner alone who apparently pushed to make the AIG bonuses, the ones that PBO has called an "outrage," legal. That's what the president calls a "terrific job"? View...
  • (Former Bengal) Ex-NFL, City League Player Charged In Brawl

    02/03/2007 7:49:06 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 6 replies · 303+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | January 7, 2007 | MEGHAN GILBERT
    A former Toledo football standout who once played with the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals is being investigated for his role in a fight and stabbing yesterday outside Jackson’s Lounge & Grill downtown, authorities said.
  • NFL Targets Bengal Misconduct

    02/03/2007 6:28:00 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 11 replies · 340+ views
    The Cincinnati Enquirer (Link Only Provided) ^ | Friday, February 2, 2007 | Mark Curnutte Can only link the story .... cannot post the material. Well worth the read to see the NFL is singling out a community and franchise with concern.
  • Joseph becomes ninth Bengal arrested in nine months

    01/22/2007 10:33:09 AM PST · by Cyclopean Squid · 16 replies · 379+ views
    AP via ESPN ^ | 1-22-07
    CINCINNATI -- Bengals cornerback Johnathan Joseph was arrested early Monday and charged with possession of marijuana, the ninth Cincinnati player arrested in the last nine months. The arrest came three weeks after coach Marvin Lewis promised to get tougher on player misconduct, hoping to stop a series of arrests that has embarrassed the team and drawn the attention of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Joseph was arrested on U.S. Route 42 in northern Kentucky. He lives nearby in Union, Ky. The Boone Country sheriff's office arrest report said Joseph was the passenger in a vehicle driven by a woman who had...
  • Palmer Sounds Off On Teammates Who Have Faced Legal Trouble

    02/02/2007 6:59:09 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 180+ views
    Fox 19 - Cincinnati ^ | Feb 1, 2007 | Staff
    The first time we heard Carson Palmer dress down his own teammates was after the ninth Bengals player was arrested in nine months. But in front of a gaggle of super bowl reporters, his frustration over the arrests of his teammates boiled over again. Palmer, who was a finalist for the FedEx player of the year awards, was in Miami for the award ceremony. Palmer didn't win the award but sounded off during an interview afterwards. "There's really nothing Marvin can do in the off season," said Palmer when asked of what the team will do to keep player troubles...
  • Bengals O'Neal To Appear In Court This Afternoon

    02/02/2007 6:56:49 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 118+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | February 1, 2007 | Staff
    Bengals standout Defensive Back Deltha O'Neal is scheduled to appear in court this afternoon, and he could leave knowing his punishment. O'Neal was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence back in December when he was stopped at a checkpoint in Clermont County. He has already entered a not-guilty plea, but it is possible he could change his plea while in court today.
  • Bengals receiver questioned in Miami man's death

    02/02/2007 6:05:05 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 45 replies · 964+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | February 2, 2007 | The Associated Press
    MIAMI (AP) -- Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson was questioned by Miami police regarding an investigation into the shooting death of a man. Johnson, a Miami native, spoke with detectives Monday at police headquarters, according to The Miami Herald. "Chad has confirmed to the club that he cooperated with the Miami Police earlier this week as part of an investigation," the team said in a statement released Friday to The Associated Press. "Police have characterized this as a routine procedure and have stressed that Chad is not a suspect or even a person of interest in this case." Authorities...
  • (Bengals' Super Bowl Flasback) Stanley Wilson: Drug relapse brought anger, sadness, tears

    01/30/2007 8:00:32 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 7 replies · 398+ views
    The Sun Sentinel ^ | January 30, 2007 | Dave Hyde
    The Plantation hotel has been remodeled. The owner has changed. Its name has changed by degrees, from the Holiday Inn to the Holiday Inn Express. And the general manager hadn't heard of its Super Bowl history once in 10 years of working there. But when Cincinnati Bengals running back Stanley Wilson was late for a team meeting the night before Super Bowl XXIII in 1989, his room was opened by a security guard at the team's request. There sat Wilson: Clothed in the bathtub. Drenched in sweat. Lost in a cocaine fog. "Stanley's had a relapse," coach Sam Wyche told...
  • Bengals CB Joseph Arrested on Pot Charge

    01/22/2007 6:29:57 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 5 replies · 246+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | January 22, 2007 | Staff
    CINCINNATI - Bengals cornerback Johnathan Joseph was arrested early Monday and charged with possession of marijuana, the ninth Cincinnati player arrested in the last nine months. The arrest came three weeks after coach Marvin Lewis announced he would get tougher on player conduct, hoping to stop a series of arrests that has embarrassed the team and drawn the attention of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. "We don't comment on these matters when they're unresolved," team spokesman Jack Brennan said. "We don't believe it's appropriate when it's still at the level of charges." Joseph was arrested on U.S. Route 42 in northern...
  • ESPN Interactive Game: Match the Bengal to the Crime

    01/12/2007 7:10:11 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 12 replies · 434+ views ^ | January 12, 2007 | Staff
    ESPN's: Match the Bengal to the Crime
  • O'Neal eighth Bengals player arrested this year

    12/09/2006 11:08:34 AM PST · by Dysart · 15 replies · 408+ views
    ESPN ^ | 12-9-06 | AP
    AMELIA, Ohio -- Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Deltha O'Neal was charged with driving while intoxicated early Saturday after being stopped at a traffic checkpoint. The two-time Pro Bowl player had a blood-alcohol level of 0.10, above Ohio's legal limit of 0.08, the State Highway Patrol said. O'Neal was alone in his car and arrested at the scene, Sgt. Kevin Long said. O'Neal took a breath test and was released.
  • Bengals Player Arrested For Drug Possession

    12/15/2005 8:37:43 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies · 949+ views
    9 NEWS CINCINNATI ^ | 12/15/2005 | WCPO NEWS 9
    Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry was arrested for marijuana possession early Thursday morning. Police arrested Henry, 22, in the 300 block of Philadelphia Street in Covington. He posted at least 10 percent of a $1,000 bond and was released from jail. Henry is a Bengals rookie from West Virginia University. It's unclear how the drug arrest will affect Henry's season.
  • US still not prepared for catastrophe (by former FEMA Director, Mike Brown)

    08/22/2006 8:25:06 PM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 37 replies · 776+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/22/06 | Daniel Trotta
    One year after Hurricane Katrina, the United States remains unprepared for a major natural disaster, and the Bush administration has failed to learn the lessons of that catastrophe, former Federal Emergency Management Agency director Michael Brown said on Tuesday. Brown led FEMA's response to Katrina when the storm devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast after making landfall on August 29. It killed 1,339 people and caused $80 billion in damage, making it the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. But Brown was forced to resign from the Department of Homeland Security agency amid the disastrously slow government response, just...
  • 'Brownie' seeks fresh start as consultant in Colorado

    11/23/2005 6:23:06 PM PST · by Ellesu · 5 replies · 401+ views ^ | 11/23/05 | M.E. SPRENGELMEYER
    WASHINGTON -- He learned his lessons, and now they're for sale. Ousted FEMA director Michael Brown, who was vilified over his handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, plans to make a fresh start in Colorado, selling his expertise about how emergency planning can go right or so very wrong. "You have to do it with candor. To do it otherwise gives you no credibility," Brown said Wednesday. "I think people are curious: 'My gosh, what was it like? The media just really beat you up. You made mistakes. I don't want to be in that situation. How do I avoid...
  • The Media's Racist view of New Orleans

    09/29/2005 6:30:00 PM PDT · by stillbjorn · 7 replies · 289+ views
    9/29/05 | stillbjorn
    I posted this on my blog that is on a rather liberal-dominated site (basically to piss them off hehe). I thought I'd share it here: I’m very glad that I’ve held my tongue on the subject of Hurricane Katrina. I had a very long essay in my head that I had considered writing a few weeks ago, an essay about how the ‘true’ tragedy of the situation was the apparent inability of the un-evacuated population to act in a civilized manner during a time of crisis. Thankfully, I never wrote that essay. Thankfully, that picture of New Orleans in the...

    09/27/2005 9:48:14 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 12 replies · 954+ views
    The Truth Detector ^ | September 27, 2005 | Rush Limbaugh
    White Liberal Racists Believed Rumors September 27, 2005 Download Windows Media PlayerListen to Rush Conduct Broadcast Excellence BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This from the New York Sun today: "Responding to statements made last week by Rep. Charles Rangel, the Republican National Committee urged Democratic leaders yesterday to denounce the New York congressman's comparison of President Bush to the late Theophilus 'Bull' Connor, the Birmingham, Ala., police commissioner who came to symbolize Southern racism in the 1960s. The Republican request for repudiation, however, met with expressions of support for Mr. Rangel's statement, particularly from black Democratic leaders in New York. The...
  • Gulf Coast Democrats relish chance to grill former FEMA director

    09/27/2005 12:20:04 PM PDT · by indcons · 35 replies · 1,169+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 09/27/2005 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor of Mississippi wasn't about to let former FEMA Director Michael Brown get away with blaming state and local officials in Louisiana for the failed response to Hurricane Katrina. "You can try to throw as much as you can on the backs of Louisiana, but I'm a witness as to what happened in Mississippi," Taylor told Brown during Tuesday's hearing by a House select committee set up to investigate the response. "You folks fell on your face. You get an F minus in my book." With House Democratic leaders boycotting the hearing while holding out...
  • The Story of the Hurricane - After a Period of Self-Suppression, the Horrific Story Spurs the Press

    09/07/2005 10:05:47 PM PDT · by anymouse · 33 replies · 1,173+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | 9/12/2005 | Sheelah Kolhatkar, Rebecca Dana
    “People inside were literally dying,” ABC News correspondent Chris Bury told The Observer over the phone. He was talking about the New Orleans Convention Center, where he spent the day on Friday, Sept. 2, and from which he filed an impassioned report on the evacuees from the sinking city who had sought refuge there and found horror. “When you’re confronted with American citizens who are doing the right thing and are neglected and abandoned, it makes you mad. It made me mad.” Mr. Bury and a Nightline crew had ridden out the storm in Biloxi, Miss., and arrived in New...
  • Why Michael Brown misspoke about convention center

    09/15/2005 8:30:01 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 38 replies · 1,508+ views
    Mr. Brown said that in one much-publicized gaffe - his repeated statement on live television on Thursday night, Sept. 1, that he had just learned that day of thousands of people at New Orleans's convention center without food or water - "I just absolutely misspoke." In fact, he said, he learned about the evacuees there from the first media reports more than 24 hours earlier, but the reports conflicted with information from local authorities.
  • Bush picks Paulison as acting FEMA head

    09/12/2005 2:20:59 PM PDT · by indcons · 13 replies · 690+ views ^ | 09/12/2005 | Reuters Alert Net
    WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Monday named David Paulison, a top official in the Homeland Security Department, to replace Michael Brown on an acting basis as head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Bush moved quickly to put Paulison in charge of FEMA after Brown resigned the position under fire for the slow federal response to Hurricane Katrina that killed hundreds and displace 1 million people.
  • Mike Brown's experience in hurricane and storm disaster relief.

    09/10/2005 11:00:06 AM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 25 replies · 1,459+ views
    Since becoming FEMA director in January 2003, Michael Brown had organized the the relief efforts of 165 federally declared disaster areas, including the following hurricane and tropical storm emergency and major disasters (with initial dates and affected states): Year 2005 09/07    New Mexico     Hurricane Katrina Evacuation 09/07    Oregon         Hurricane Katrina Evacuation 09/07    Washington     Hurricane Katrina Evacuation 09/07    Dist of Col.    Hurricane Katrina Evacuation 09/07    Michigan     Hurricane Katrina Evacuation 09/05    Colorado     Hurricane Katrina Evacuation 09/05    Utah         Hurricane Katrina Evacuation 09/05    North Carolina    Hurricane Katrina Evacuation 09/05    West Virginia    Hurricane Katrina Evacuation 09/05    Florida        Hurricane Katrina Evacuation 09/05    Oklahoma    Hurricane Katrina Evacuation 09/05    Georgia        Hurricane Katrina Evacuation 09/05    Tennessee    Hurricane Katrina Evacuation 09/02    Texas        Hurricane Katrina 09/02    Arkansas    Hurricane Katrina 08/28    Alabama        Hurricane Katrina 08/28    Mississippi    Hurricane Katrina 08/27    Louisiana    Hurricane Katrina...
  • How Reliable is Time Magazines Hit-Piece On Mike Brown's Resume?

    09/09/2005 6:43:18 PM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 96 replies · 1,728+ views
    Time Magazine, The Edmond Sun | 9 Sep 2005 | PhilipFreneau
    An September 9, 2005 article by Patty Miller and Lisa Shearer of the Edmond Sun, a newspaper in Mike Brown's old home-town, contained the following: Claudia Deakins, Edmond's director of marketing and public relations, was quoted in the Time article as saying that Brown was not a manager but more like an intern. Brown was assistant to the city manager in Edmond from 1977-80. However, this morning, Deakins disputes Time's quotes attributed to her. "I spoke with two reporters from Time Magazine Thursday. I answered questions about the City of Edmond, the organizational structure and role of the city manager...
  • FEMA: Just The Facts

    09/09/2005 10:37:27 AM PDT · by cwb · 14 replies · 1,002+ views
    FEMA ^ | 9/9/05 | CWB
    While nobody is going to say that FEMA and the federal response to Hurricane Katrina has been a model of efficiency, what should be acknowledged, however, is why it wasn't. From FEMA's own Website: "SOME THINGS FEMA DOES NOT DO": - Physically rescue people or serve as "first-responders" in a disaster – that is the responsibility of local and state police, fire and emergency personnel. (This is exactly why FEMA notes that they won't arrive for 72-96 hours after a natural disaster passes). - Building dams or levees or activating sand-bagging activities – generally the responsibility of local/state officials and...
  • BACKTRACKING (TIME source backtracking on comments re: Brown's resume)

    09/09/2005 10:44:29 AM PDT · by frankjr · 68 replies · 2,472+ views
    NRO ^ | 9/9/05 | Jonah Goldberg
    Some of Time's sources are revising and extending their remarks. An excerpt: Claudia Deakins, Edmond's director of marketing and public relations, was quoted in the Time article as saying that Brown was not a manager but more like an intern. Brown was assistant to the city manager in Edmond from 1977-80. However, this morning, Deakins disputes Time's quotes attributed to her. "I spoke with two reporters from Time Magazine Thursday. I answered questions about the City of Edmond, the organizational structure and role of the city manager and his staff. My comments were in the context of the organization as...
  • Anybody know what the vote was on Mike Brown's confirmation via the Senate? (Vanity)

    09/07/2005 10:43:23 AM PDT · by Chicos_Bail_Bonds · 149 replies · 2,747+ views
    None | September 7, 2005 | Me
    Anybody know what the vote was on Mike Brown's confirmation via the Senate? I've been trying to find this out. I think this guy will be the fall guy but that's not really why I'm asking. A lot of my liberal "colleagues" are screaming about cronyism and my guess is that this guy was confirmed by the entire Senate or damn close. Can't seem to find the information, however.
  • FEMA struggles to hit a new low.

    09/07/2005 7:18:33 AM PDT · by thebiggestdog · 21 replies · 382+ views ^ | 9-7-05 |
    And you think you had a bad day. Michael Brown, the head of FEMA waiten until after Katrina had been pounding Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for five hours before calling his boss to request authorization to send help. To add insult to injury, Brown decided that the 1,000 or so Homeland Security people shouldn't bother getting there too quickly-he gave them a timetable of 48 hours. While Brown's memo mentioned "this near catastrophic event" he plan for action was for something less than catastrophic. He finished the memo with "Thank you for your consideration in helping us to meet our...
  • Ed Koch on MSNBC: "Where were the buses? Where was mass transit in New Orleans for the poor people?"

    09/06/2005 6:51:55 PM PDT · by nwrep · 123 replies · 5,316+ views
    MSNBC - Rita Cosby | September 6, 2005 | nwrep
    Mayor Ed Koch (fmr. New York City mayor) defends Bush on MSNBC tonight by asking "Where were the buses? What happened to all the hundreds of school buses? Public transit? Why weren't the poor evacuated with these?"
  • Bengals Founder Turning in Grave

    10/31/2002 6:35:50 AM PST · by smith288 · 3 replies · 269+ views
    USA Today (through Yahoo) ^ | Oct 30, 2002 | Jon Saraceno
    Bengals founder turning in grave Wed Oct 30, 8:31 AM ET Jon Saraceno USA TODAYOn Halloween eve, a missive from the spirit of the late NFL genius, Paul Brown, to the curator of that orange-and-black football mausoleum in Cincinnati: Dear son: I've hesitated contacting you for some time, but I can no longer bear my private pain. Please do not consider this to be a violation of the Carl Pickens loyalty clause, which forbids criticism of our Bengals. I do have a question, however: FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE, WHAT IN THE NAME OF BOOBIE CLARK IS GOING ON DOWN THERE? I...