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Yep folks, it's time to start DM 30!! You'll be bored to death with more links. You can count on me, I won't let you down!!!

 

What is the best way to clean your cellphone?

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I am the Disciple Thomas in the Easter play at Christ Chapel. So, I am doing research online on Thomas.

 

Yahoo search on Twelve Disciples

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Yahoo search on Thomas the Disciple

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Disciple whom Jesus loved

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Category:Followers of Jesus

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Thomas the Apostle

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Doubting Thomas

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Thomas the Apostle

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St. Thomas the Apostle

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Thomas -Honest Questions

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Question: "Who were the twelve (12) disciples / apostles of Jesus Christ?"

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The Twelve Disciples

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Cheney says U.S. wants to leave Iraq "with honor"

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Iran sets condition to halt nuke program

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Court: Detainees can't challenge cases

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Blair to announce Iraq withdrawal plan

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Parts of the Heartland are pounded with huge hail stones

 

SCOTT CITY, Mo. - Several parts of the Heartland took a beating Tuesday night from mother nature. Cities across the area, from Poplar Bluff to Scott City across the river to Tamms in Illinois were hit by very large hail.

 

Many cars have damage including dents and smashed out windows. Some of the hail stones we saw are over three inches across.

 

One woman in Scott City told us she was getting mad at her husband for slamming doors, until she realized it was actually hail hitting her home.

 

Look for much more continuing coverage of this hail storm all day Wednesday on Heartland News.

http://www.kfvs12.com/Global/story.asp?S=6...mp;nav=menu51_1

 

 

 

 

 

Sumatran rhino arrives in Indonesia

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Health care spending seen doubling in 10 years

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Climbers relied on exercise, pep talks

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Top Sunni official fired over rape case

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Blair announces Iraq withdrawal plan

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What's An Appropriate Web Site for Your Business?

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Coming Soon: Google Television

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Digg to Adopt OpenID

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Kim Ellis & KE Consulting Celebrate One Year Anniversary

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SEO Days Launches

http://www.threadwatch.org/node/12345

 

Cold to Google, Viacom partners with Joost

http://www.threadwatch.org/node/12361

 

The Top 16 SEO Tips From A Yahoo Insider

http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/646/t...yahoo-seo-tips/

 

WhoTube? Joost to Rule Video

http://www.marketingshift.com/2007/2/whotu...-rule-video.cfm

 

NBA Scores Big With Video

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Blogger deleting blogs from Google’s index

http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2007/02/bl...%99s-index.html

 

The Best SEO Video Ever?

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Pilgrim’s Picks for Wednesday

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FTC Tags DirectRevenue For $1.5 Million

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Google Acquiring Video Game Ad Company

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Missing the Point: Blog Post Themes

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Vista Express Upgrade Not On Schedule

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AdWords CPC Price Gouge Bug Fixed?

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Companies and Marketing 2.0

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SES London: Touching Your Local Customers

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Google Has Poor Networking Skills

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Minimum Bids Gave AdWords Users Fits

http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2007/02/...ords-users-fits

 

 

Microsoft, AT&T In Supreme Patent Spat

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CS-iTunes Cracks Piano Case

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Jupitermedia To Be Acquired By Getty?

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Kids Do More Than Play Games Online

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IReader Uses Semantic Analysis to Summarize Linked Pages

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Rumor: Confabb To Be Acquired By End Of Month

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Look Out MyBlogLog - Here Comes Explode

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YourMinis Seeks to Relaunch the Startpage

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Mozes SMS Service Raises $5m

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NHL on YouTube Embeds: Game On

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The Google Newsbar Widget is a Must for Bloggers

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links for 2007-02-21

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NHL Bans YouTube Video Embeds

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Market Truths Wins Second Life Business Plan Contest

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links for 2007-02-20

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Perspective: Big names may not prevail in domain disputes

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Police blotter: Convicted eBay robber loses appeal

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Open-source intrusion detector found to be flawed

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iTunes clues rock classical music world

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For first time, woman wins Turing Award

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ACLU backs student in flap over religion in class

http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/02/20/ta...h.ap/index.html

 

University provides low-calorie cafe to students

http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/02/20/di...e.ap/index.html

 

Beyond the beach: More tour operators highlight learning

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You don't have to live in Paris or NYC to swap homes

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TRAVEL/ADVISOR/02/...p.ap/index.html

 

Corporations agree to cut emissions

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/02/20...reut/index.html

 

BJ's recalls mushrooms on E. coli suspicion

Warehouse club operator pulls items from shelves after routine testing finds possible presence of deadly bacteria.

http://money.cnn.com/2007/02/20/news/compa...dex.htm?cnn=yes

 

Goldmans get O.J. Simpson's royalties, judge says

http://www.cnn.com/2007/LAW/02/20/oj.simpson.ap/index.html

 

Lawyers make final pitch in CIA leak case

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/02/20/cia.leak/index.html

 

Mills to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'

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Study: Spending on video downloads to surge

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States standup to cyberbullies

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/internet/02/2...g.ap/index.html

 

U.N.: Philippines military responsible for killings

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Hormone heist has authorities worried

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/21/californi...m.ap/index.html

 

 

Teen 'sport killings' of homeless on the rise

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Mills to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/21/d...s.ap/index.html

 

Glenn: Space station getting shortchanged

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Man thankful he can't remember 16-story fall

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Iran still defiant as nuclear deadline expires

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/02/21/...reut/index.html

 

Iranian official offers glimpse from within: A desire for U.S. ally

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/02/21/...pour/index.html

 

Dobbs: Will the Democrats save their souls?

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/20/Dobbs.February21/index.html

 

Smith's mom: Estrangement began after she met Stern

http://www.cnn.com/2007/LAW/02/21/smith.hearing/index.html

 

Homeowners' most common nightmares

Cracked plaster! Rate resets! Flood! Fire! Here's how to learn to stop worrying and love owning a home.

http://money.cnn.com/2007/02/20/magazines/...7022011?cnn=yes

 

Can JetBlue Weather the Storm?

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Tony Blair's Exit Strategy

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8...ite-cnn-partner

 

The richest Americans

Wealth is relative, and the value of the dollar is far from fixed. So this ranking of American plutocrats measures their total wealth as a fraction of U.S. GDP at their time of death (or for Gates, 2006).

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/fortun...ex.html?cnn=yes

 

W3Schools Forum (They had 6,038 members at the time I listed them.)

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W3Schools CSS Examples

http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_examples.asp

 

HTML 4.01 / XHTML 1.0 Reference

http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_byfunc.asp

 

Tryit Editor - HTML bgcolor

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Google search on 'page background color'

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Tryit Editor - Font Size

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HTML Backgrounds

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Y Combinator Taking Apps: Have Idea, Will Travel

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It’s G-Day: Google Launches Apps Premier

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FeedBurner Releases Major User Engagement Report

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Insider Pages Acquisition May Be Announced Next Week

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links for 2007-02-22

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Gateway, Google Form Start Page Deal

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Earnings alert: BEA revenue up, despite stock probe

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A sobering perspective on game-induced violence

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Chimps use spears, scientist finds

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CastleCops Draws DDoS Attack

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LED lamp looks like alien vehicle

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Behold the power of the LED home lightbulb

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Hardaway Actually Is Irresistible to Gays, to His Chagrin

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NY Times Sketches in Some Background on DJ Drama/Don Cannon Mixtape Arrests

http://www.prohiphop.com/2007/02/ny_times_sketch.html

 

Talk About Change Agents...

http://www.adpulp.com/archives/2007/02/talk_about_chan.php

 

Web Trend Map 2007 (1)

http://www.informationarchitects.jp/webtrends2007

 

UK Government's Tony Blair is a Mass Email Spammer

http://www.threadwatch.org/node/12385

 

TechCrunch: Google Might Do Something Tomorrow ... Maybe... Possibly ... Oh Heck We Don't Know

http://www.threadwatch.org/node/12402

 

Students - Pay Your Gambling Debts With .EDU Links

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Google and YouTube Lose CBS deal

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Techdirt editorial: Why People Are Such Jerks Online

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Startup to Freedom Videos From Rich Schefren

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NBA Scores Big With Video

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Mr. IAB Goes to Washington

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TV Ad Model Doesn't Fit Online

http://www.marketingshift.com/2007/2/tv-ad...-doesnt-fit.cfm

 

MLB Strikes Out With Marketing

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Pay-for to Top Free Video? No Chance

http://www.marketingshift.com/2007/2/pay-t...ee-video-no.cfm

 

Google Apps Premier Edition Launches

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Google’s Two-Class Blogging Policy

http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2007/02/go...ing-policy.html

 

Google axes death-threat blog

http://www.smh.com.au/news/web/google-axes...1733918505.html

 

MerchantCircle Brings MySpace Platform to Local Businesses

http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2007/02/me...businesses.html

 

Google’s YouTube Will Offer Copyright Protection "Very Soon"

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Fox Interactive Media Acquires Ad Targeting Company Strategic Data Corp

http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2007/02/fo...-data-corp.html

 

When Social Engineering Gets Physical

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Apple and Cisco Share iPhone Brand

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Kaushik Challenges ClickTracks

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Google? An Office suite? Never.

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Dude, Blogging is So Over...

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Google Custom Search Engine Gets Supplemental Results

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Google Custom Search Engine Blog

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Links And Content Need Each Other, For Now

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Google Premieres Its Premier Apps

http://www.webpronews.com/insiderreports/2...ts-premier-apps

 

Should SEOs Avoid Sitemaps?

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Microsoft To Go After YouTube With Revver?

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Cisco and Apple Settle Up iPhone Dispute

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Movie Downloads To Reach $5.8 Billion

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Valentines Day, Grammys Top Weekly Zeitgeist

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Google Says “No” To Death Threats

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Senate Dems move to limit Iraq mission

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North Korea accuses United States of hostility, lies

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Some Democrats want to modify 2002 Iraq war authorization

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Jury takes just an hour to return death verdict

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Summit to debate Iran sanctions

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Police blow up foul-mouthed CDs that blared in church

 

SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) -- Three CD players hidden under a cathedral's pews blared sexually explicit language in the middle of an Ash Wednesday Mass, leading a bomb squad to detonate two of the devices.

 

Authorities determined the music players were not dangerous and kept the third one to check it for clues, said police Capt. Gary Johnson.

 

The CD players, duct-taped to the bottoms of the pews, were set to turn on in the middle of noon Mass on Wednesday at the Roman Catholic Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

 

The recordings, made on store-bought blank discs, featured people using foul language and "pornographic messages," Johnson said. He would not elaborate because of the ongoing investigation.

 

Church staff members took the CD players to the basement and called police, who sent the bomb squad, Johnson said.

 

The bomb squad blew up two players outside and kept the third one to test for fingerprints or DNA and trace its components, he said.

 

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Safety rating for nation's biggest nuclear plant lowered

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Iraq insurgent groups vow revenge for alleged rapes

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5-year-old girl trampled to death at rodeo

 

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) -- Rodeo parade spectators watched in horror Thursday as a 5-year-old girl was thrown off her mount and trampled by an out-of-control team of horses pulling a wagon. She later died.

 

The girl, identified by police as Brielle Boisvert, was three years younger than the age minimum stated in the parade's online entry form.

 

Authorities said they would determine whether criminal charges were warranted.

 

Hundreds of people were within eyesight of the tragedy along the two-mile route of the Tucson Rodeo Parade.

 

"People were gasping, screaming," said Diane Hebert, who was near the scene of the accident.

 

"I saw the wagon coming around the corner out of control," said Hebert's husband, Henry. "They hit the horse, her horse flared up and the girl fell off."

 

Hebert said it appeared that two other girls riding beside the 5-year-old saw the horses coming at them and were able to get out of the way. Witnesses differed on whether the wagon ran over Brielle.

 

The girl died at University Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Darci Slaton said.

 

Parade spokesman Bob Johnson acknowledged that Brielle was younger than the age limit but said no one monitors the parade to confirm ages.

 

Police Chief Richard Miranda said investigators were interviewing witnesses and others, including the driver of the wagon.

 

The death was the first in the parade's 85-year history, although injuries at the event are not uncommon, Johnson said.

 

At last year's parade, Mayor Bob Walkup bruised an arm and his wife, Beth, suffered a concussion and whiplash when two runaway horses slammed into the rear of a 150-year-old buggy.

 

The event, billed as the world's longest nonmechanized parade, includes horses, marching bands, folk dancers and beauty queens.

 

It is one of the highlights of the 82nd annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros rodeo, a weeklong event that began Monday featuring more than 700 contestants from across the U.S. and Canada.

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Microsoft ordered to pay $1.52B in patent suit

Jury says the software maker infringed on Alcatel-Lucent patents related to digital music technology.

http://money.cnn.com/2007/02/22/technology...dex.htm?cnn=yes

 

 

 

Execs indicted for employing illegal immigrants

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Legal battle over Smith's body not over

http://www.cnn.com/2007/LAW/02/22/smith.ruling/index.html

 

Probe lined up for Mars swing-by

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/space/02/22/r...reut/index.html

 

Spacewalk fixes faulty antenna

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Breast cancer theory supports African folklore

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ADHD drugs to carry new guides on heart, mental risks

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The richest Americans

Wealth is relative, and the value of the dollar is far from fixed. So this ranking of American plutocrats measures their total wealth as a fraction of U.S. GDP at their time of death (or for Gates, 2006).

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/fortun...ex.html?cnn=yes

 

50 Best Business Schools for Getting Hired

In which MBA programs do new grads receive lots of job offers, get hired quickly, and earn big paychecks in their first jobs? Fortune and its partner QS ranked top U.S. business schools based on their reputation with recruiters and strength of career placement.

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/fortun...ex.html?cnn=yes

 

 

White Turf Horse Racing

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What Joe Lieberman Wants...

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A $5,000,000 home of one's own

Fortune's national sampling of what the rich get to choose from when they shop for real estate - from the top 10 states for sales of $1 million-plus homes.

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/fortun...ex.html?cnn=yes

 

 

Survey: College giving up sharply -- especially to wealthiest schools

http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/02/21/co...g.ap/index.html

 

Reports: Grades improving despite weak test scores

http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/02/22/ma...s.ap/index.html

 

Visit an Irish castle -- for an hour or a week

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Dems move to limit Bush's war authority

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IAEA chief: North Korea soliciting talks

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Cheney raises concerns about China, North Korea

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U.S. soldier sentenced to 100 years for rape, murder

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Vilsack drops out of presidential race

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IAEA chief: North Korea soliciting talks

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White House opposes war authority limits

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Urban Spam: Laser Art

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Truck Fixers

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A Sugar-Filled Sparkling Beverage Please

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Three Guys Launch Campaign to Become Playboy Mansion Pool Boys

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Google Measuring Attention Data?

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Proposed Law in New York to Ban Sale of Domain Names to Terrorists

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Price Gouging 2.0, MSN Adcenter out does Google

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Yahoo Patents Web 2.0

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MyBlogLog - Riding the We Hate SEO's Stereotype Train

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Pay-for to Top Free Video? No Chance

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Fox Interactive Media Acquires Ad Targeting Company Strategic Data Corp

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Boycotting MyBlogLog

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Google Gives-up Building Own YouTube Filters, Follows MySpace’s Lead

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New SEM Scholarship Contest Coming in March

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Welcome New Pilgrim Partner - 3FN.Marketing

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Presidential Hopefuls, Meet Retargeting

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CIPR: Social Media Guidelines

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Google is Armed

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Google Gives-up Building Own YouTube Filters

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Fox Acquires Strategic Data

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Microsoft Adcenter CPC Bug

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MyBlogLog Stirs Drama Over A Banning

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RIAA Publishes Piracy’s Top 25

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TauMed Takes Health Vertical To Community

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Google To Outsource YouTube Filtering

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Google Vs. Vexatious Balls

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Insider Pages Acquisition May Be Announced Next Week

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There is no YouTube Filter; It’s AudibleMagic

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Dekoh Delivering a Web Desktop Platform for Applications

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Web 2.0's Impact: The Tourism Industry

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25 startups to watch

It's getting crowded on the Web 2.0 frontier, but there are still some startups that truly stand out. Business 2.0 Magazine identifies the ones most likely to strike gold in 2007.

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/biz2/0...biz2/index.html

 

200 Reasons to Love YouTube

http://www.micropersuasion.com/2007/02/200_reasons_to_.html

 

Vista for the masses

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Week in review: Microsoft's kick in the patents

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Rescuing search in 'Second Life'

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FAQ: Behind Microsoft's MP3 patent jam

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Gates vows action on Walter Reed worries

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Obama ridicules Cheney's Iraq comments

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Iraq war exacts toll on contractors

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The wrong (and right) way to get income for life

Insurers are pushing a new kind of variable annuity as a source for steady payments. But watch out for those fees.

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25 startups to watch

It's getting crowded on the Web 2.0 frontier, but there are still some startups that truly stand out. Business 2.0 Magazine identifies the ones most likely to strike gold in 2007.

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Cleaning Up Peter Pan's Mess

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Behind the Sunni-Shi'ite Divide

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KKR seen leading massive TXU buyout

Deal for the biggest power company in Texas would be largest private equity takeover ever; TXU shares jump.

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Wealthy eccentrics

Sometimes the rich are a little different.

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Improving grades, low test scores aren't matching up

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College's invitation to integrate made history

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Study: California top spot for culinary travel

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Road to Hana a highway to heaven

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Line between overeating and binge disorder is a thin one

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Probe lined up for Mars swing-by

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2008 campaign about 'a lot of money,' ex-candidate says

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Slain preacher's wife alleges illegal search

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Man arrested in Balkans in N.Y. widow's 1990 mutilation

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Cisco-Apple tight-lipped over iPhone truce

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'Sunshine' directors praise movie family

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Court strikes indefinite holding of terror suspects

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Beavers return to New York City after 200 years

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Family: Kidnapped boy safe after 'extremely traumatic day'

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Proposed war resolution may spark constitutional showdown

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FBI agents pose as mobsters, sting Florida cops

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Court upholds N.Y. ban on dancing in bars

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NASA's plan for unstable astronauts: Duct tape, tranquilizers

 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) -- What would happen if an astronaut became mentally unstable in space and, say, destroyed the ship's oxygen system or tried to open the hatch and kill everyone aboard?

 

That was the question after the apparent breakdown of Lisa Nowak, arrested this month on charges she tried to kidnap and kill a woman she regarded as her rival for another astronaut's affections.

 

It turns out NASA has detailed, written procedures for dealing with a suicidal or psychotic astronaut in space. The documents, obtained this week by The Associated Press, say the astronaut's crewmates should bind his wrists and ankles with duct tape, tie him down with a bungee cord and inject him with tranquilizers if necessary.

 

"Talk with the patient while you are restraining him," the instructions say. "Explain what you are doing, and that you are using a restraint to ensure that he is safe."

 

The instructions do not spell out what happens after that. But NASA spokesman James Hartsfield said the space agency, a flight surgeon on the ground and the commander in space would decide on a case-by-case basis whether to abort the flight, in the case of the shuttle, or send the astronaut home, if the episode took place on the international space station.

 

The crew members might have to rely in large part on brute strength to subdue an out-of-control astronaut, since there are no weapons on the space station or the shuttle. A gun would be out of the question; a bullet could pierce a spaceship and kill everyone. There are no stun guns on hand.

 

"NASA has determined that there is no need for weapons at the space station," Hartsfield said.

 

NASA and its Russian counterpart drew up the checklist for the space station in 2001. Hartsfield said NASA has a nearly identical set of procedures for the shuttle, but he would not provide a copy Friday, saying its release had not yet been cleared by the space agency's lawyers.

 

The space-station checklist is part of a 1,051-page document that contains instructions for dealing with every possible medical situation in space, including removing a tooth. Handling behavioral emergencies takes up five pages.

 

The military has a similar protocol for restraining or confining violent, mentally unstable crew members who pose a threat to themselves or others in nuclear submarines or other dangerous settings.

 

Although Nowak performed her duties with aplomb during a short visit to the space station via the shuttle last July, and was not scheduled to fly again, her arrest has led NASA to review its psychological screening process.

 

A mentally unstable astronaut could cause all kinds of havoc that could endanger the three crew members aboard the space station or the six or seven who typically fly aboard the shuttle.

 

Space station medical kits contain tranquilizers and anti-depression, anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic medications. Shuttle medical kits have anti-psychotic medication but not antidepressants, since they take several weeks to be effective and shuttle flights last less than two weeks.

 

The checklist says astronauts can be restrained and then offered oral Haldol, an anti-psychotic drug used to treat agitation and mania, and Valium. If the astronaut will not cooperate, the drugs can be forcibly given with a shot to the arm. Crew members are instructed to stay with the tied-up astronaut to monitor vital signs.

 

Space station astronauts talk weekly via long-distance hookup to a flight surgeon and every two weeks to a psychologist, so any psychiatric disorder would probably be detected before it became so serious that the astronaut had to be brought home, Hartsfield said.

 

No NASA astronaut at the space station has been treated in orbit with anti-psychotic or antidepressant medications, and no NASA shuttle crew member has required anti-psychotic medications, Hartsfield said.

 

Depression, feelings of isolation and stress are not unheard of during long stays in space.

 

A couple of Soviet crews in past decades are believed to have experienced psychological problems, and U.S. astronaut John Blaha admitted feeling depressed at the start of a four-month stay at the Soviets' Mir space station more than a decade ago. Antidepressants were not available.

 

"I think you have to battle yourself and tell yourself, 'Look, this is your new planet ... and you need to enjoy this environment,"' Blaha told the AP last week. "You sort of shift yourself mentally."

 

During missions in 1985 and 1995, shuttle commanders put padlocks on the spaceships' hatches as a precaution since they did not know the scientists aboard very well. Some crew members, called payload specialists, are picked to fly for specific scientific or commercial tasks and do not train as extensively with the other astronauts.

 

Would-be astronauts are carefully tested and screened to eliminate those who are unstable. But unless they are bound for the space station for a monthslong stay in orbit, they are not put through any regular psychological tests after that.

 

Astronauts selected for the space station get a psychiatric assessment six months and a month before launch.

 

Dr. Patricia Santy, a former NASA psychiatrist and author of the book "Choosing the Right Stuff," said there are no good studies of astronauts' stress levels or how they adapt psychologically to space.

 

U.S. astronauts at the space station keep a journal for a study by a researcher. But Santy said the diaries will not help detect mental illness.

 

"What astronaut is going to tell you they're feeling homicidal?" she asked. "They're very conscious that if they say the wrong thing they could get grounded."

 

Astronaut James Reilly, who is flying on space shuttle Atlantis next March, said it is unlikely a U.S. astronaut would lose it in space. Space tourists who pay the Russians $20 million to go to the space station are another matter, he said.

 

"I think we stand a greater chance of someone getting a little nuts with the space tourists that fly occasionally because it's less rigorous," Reilly said.

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Oscars get ready to grant gold

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U.S. court upholds same-sex teaching to children

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U.S. schools weigh extending their hours

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Va. lawmakers pass slavery apology

 

RICHMOND, Va. - Meeting on the grounds of the former Confederate Capitol, the Virginia General Assembly voted unanimously Saturday to express "profound regret" for the state's role in slavery.

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Sponsors of the resolution say they know of no other state that has apologized for slavery, although Missouri lawmakers are considering such a measure. The resolution does not carry the weight of law but sends an important symbolic message, supporters said.

 

"This session will be remembered for a lot of things, but 20 years hence I suspect one of those things will be the fact that we came together and passed this resolution," said Delegate A. Donald McEachin, a Democrat who sponsored it in the House of Delegates.

 

The resolution passed the House 96-0 and cleared the 40-member Senate on a unanimous voice vote. It does not require Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's approval.

 

The measure also expressed regret for "the exploitation of Native Americans."

 

The resolution was introduced as Virginia begins its celebration of the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, where the first Africans arrived in 1619. Richmond, home to a popular boulevard lined with statues of Confederate heroes, later became another point of arrival for Africans and a slave-trade hub.

 

The resolution says government-sanctioned slavery "ranks as the most horrendous of all depredations of human rights and violations of our founding ideals in our nation's history, and the abolition of slavery was followed by systematic discrimination, enforced segregation, and other insidious institutions and practices toward Americans of African descent that were rooted in racism, racial bias, and racial misunderstanding."

 

In Virginia, black voter turnout was suppressed with a poll tax and literacy tests before those practices were struck down by federal courts, and state leaders responded to federally ordered school desegregation with a "Massive Resistance" movement in the 1950s and early '60s. Some communities created exclusive whites-only schools.

 

The apology is the latest in a series of strides Virginia has made in overcoming its segregationist past. Virginia was the first state to elect a black governor â۠L. Douglas Wilder in 1989 â۠and the Legislature took a step toward atoning for Massive Resistance in 2004 by creating a scholarship fund for blacks whose schools were shut down between 1954 and 1964.

 

Among those voting for the measure was Delegate Frank D. Hargrove, an 80-year-old Republican who infuriated black leaders last month by saying "black citizens should get over" slavery.

 

After enduring a barrage of criticism, Hargrove successfully co-sponsored a resolution calling on Virginia to celebrate "Juneteenth," a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

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Customers Give KFC The Shaft After Rat Infestation

 

Residents of Greenwich Village are still talking about how rats invaded a local KFC/Taco Bell, and some are questioning if they will ever eat out again.

 

"When I saw the news about the rats, I was like freaking out," frequent customer Kim Pagnottan said. "I was like holy (bleep). I was like oh my god. It's disgusting!

 

"Now, it's like I don't want to even go out, I want to eat at my own house. I want to cook every day."

 

Pagnottan wasn't the only person grossed out by the events that transpired on Friday morning at the restaurant at Sixth Avenue and West 4th Street. Eddie Rue, a now former customer, said it doesn't get much worse than that.

 

"I will never eat in there again, definitely lost me as a customer," Rue said.

 

And countless more are sure to bail now that the city's Health Department inspected the premises and shut it down until its violations are corrected.

 

One man in particular was doing his best at damage control.

 

"Please, I hope that the public that saw that won't be turned (off), tempted not to patronize our restaurants because we have the finest and cleanest restaurants in the world," said Chuck Hunt of the New York State Restaurant Association.

 

CBS 2 cameras caught more than a dozen rats scurrying across the KFC/Taco Bell tile floor early Friday morning, leaping between chairs and onto the same tables customers eat on. One was even perched on the ATM right by the front door.

 

"They are not afraid at all of people," Margo McGuire said. "They own this sidewalk, it would seem."

 

On Friday night, people converged on the fast food restaurant at Sixth Avenue and West 4th Street, hoping to catch a glimpse of the rats in action. Earlier in the day, CBS 2 documented one shocked reaction after another.

 

"I've seen a lot of disgusting rats in the KFC. I love to eat at KFC, but this is disgusting," Tameeka St. Jean said.

 

"I freaked out. A place where people eat and there are rats running around the floor. And they aren't little rats. They're huge rats!" Victor Pecone said.

 

According to people at the scene, the popular restaurant was open until 11 p.m. Thursday night. Others told CBS 2 that the problem has been going on for weeks.

 

"It's disgusting, and I am so glad you all are here to do something about it," neighbor Susan Quimbyn said. "Obviously things fall through the cracks. I'd like to interview the employees to see if they are aware of the situation."

 

"The infestation is in the restaurant," Health Department inspector Carol Feracho said. "However, based on the inspection, it is coming from the building. There are a number of openings in the building that constitute entry."

 

CBS 2's amazing video shows rats running, playing and eating leftovers off the floor of the restaurant. However, rat infestations are not a new problem for this KFC. Just last December, the city's Health Department cited this KFC for evidence of "live rats present in the facility's food and non food areas."

 

The franchise was also cited for rats on at least three previous occasions by the Department of Health since 2004.

 

But according to the Health Dept. Web site, the rat problems had been addressed. This was clearly not the case from what CBS 2 cameras caught Friday morning.

 

Rick Maynard of KFC/Taco Bell issued a statement Friday, saying: "This is completely unacceptable and is an absolute violation of our high standards. This restaurant has been closed and we are addressing the issue with the franchise owner. We will not allow this store to re-open until it is completely re-sanitized and given a clean bill of health. We want to reassure customers that this is an isolated incident at the Greenwich TB/KFC at 331 6th Avenue."

 

Marcus Bonner said he used to work at this chain and would often see rodents coming inside.

 

"That's where the rats come from, there's a hole in the back where the garbage is," Bonner said. "There's a hole about three-to-four inches wide. So easy they just walk through. They don't have to squeeze through.

 

"I quit because it was nasty. They don't use gloves to make the food. They use the same grease day after day after day. At night, the manager told me to put the chairs up. We don't sweep; we don't mop. So that's what the rats are eating off, the stuff that's left on the floors."

 

McGuire lives next door and said the carelessly dumped garbage from the restaurant attracts rats onto the whole block.

 

"That chicken puts the weight on them," McGuire said. "The bags, the garbage is always piled up there. And you can actually hear critters in there."

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35 cars collide in Colorado whiteout

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How to start a daycare?

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In Pursuit of a Healthier Chip

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7 deaths blamed on winter storm in Wis.

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Broadband Delivered Via Power Lines?

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Digg Unbans A Select Few Domains

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Google, Avaya Partner To Give Apps A Voice

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Hearst and Microsoft Make Print Digital

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No Viacom On YouTube? No Problem

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Dekoh Delivering a Web Desktop Platform for Applications

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MyBlogLog Bans Blogger; Backlash Begins

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Digg Users Calling Loudly for New Photos Section

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30Boxes Partners With PBWiki

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Digg Upgrades Spam Armor, Unblocks Sites

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Why the Trust Factor Will Inhibit Web 2.0

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Luftansa in Big Blog Advertising Buy

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Yahoo Answers Adds Sponsored Questions

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Cymfony Sold

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (AP) -- With a debate swirling nationwide over the n-word, a historically black college in Alabama has set aside four days to discuss the racial slur.

 

Participants at the conference, which began Thursday and ends Sunday, discussed topics ranging from the origins of the epithet to whether juggling a few letters makes it socially acceptable at the "N" Surrection Conference at Stillman College.

 

Organizers said the goal of the event is to challenge the use of the n-word "through the use of intelligent dialogue and a thorough examination of black history."

 

Debate over the use of the word has escalated in recent months, with comedian Michael Richards' racial rant prompting black leaders such as the Rev. Jesse Jackson and California Congresswoman Maxine Waters to urge the public and the entertainment industry to stop using it.

 

Clarence Sutton Sr., president of the Tuscaloosa chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, said he's taken deep offense to the slur since a 1960 incident when a knife-wielding white youth slapped him and said "N*****, you wanna fight?"

 

"From that time on in my life, the word n***** was personal. I associated it with the hate and the very deep disdain that this gentleman had perpetrated on me at the time," he said.

 

These days, Sutton said, it's mostly other blacks he finds using the word.

 

"I'm fighting now because we have lost a generation of young people who don't know the history associated with that word," Sutton said.

 

'Nigga' is different, some say

 

Others, like community activist Tim Robinson, said they don't have a problem using the word "nigga" because it's distinctly different and is considered a term of endearment when blacks say it to one another.

 

"It was n***** which was the bad word, but you've got our people that just went and changed it up a bit," said Robinson.

 

Some city councils, including ones in New York and New Jersey, have joined a nationwide effort to get people to stop using the word and the http://www.AbolishTheNword.com web site was launched last April.

 

Andrew Hacker, a political science professor at Queens College and author of "Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal," said just getting rid of the word wouldn't stamp out racism.

 

"I really think that as far as white people are concerned, the word is almost on its way out," said Hacker, who is white. "That said, there are a lot of white people who still in the privacy of their own minds think the word even if they don't use it because they regard black people as genetically inferior and that word categorizes that."

 

Others want all forms of n-word banished

 

Kovan Flowers, co-founder of AbolishTheNWord.com, said striking the word from use would help set an example for other races.

 

"We can't say anything to Hispanics, or whites or whoever unless we stop using it ourselves," he said. "It's the root of the mind-set that's affecting why people are low, from housing to jobs to education."

 

Stillman senior Maurice Williams said he organized the conference hoping to educate his peers about the history of the word. The event includes a community fair, charity basketball game, unity march and discussions ranging from the word's origin to its use among various ethnic groups.

 

"I had to understand that a lot of the images that we portray in television, in the media, in the hip-hop environment -- all of those things have the same connotations as the n-word itself, so therefore it's the n-word personified," Williams said. "Where do you see another culture portraying some of these same images?"

 

Rapper Tupac Shakur was credited with legitimizing the term "nigga" when he came out with the song "N.I.G.G.A.," which he said stood for "Never Ignorant Getting Goals Accomplished."

 

Stillman English professor Alisea McLeod said she doesn't buy it.

 

"It's hogwash. What this is really indicative of is a heart problem," she said. "What is coming out of mouths is what is coming out of souls. These are not words that are uplifting and I think (they) point to a bigger problem -- a lack of self-love."

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Third body found in giant sinkhole

 

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (AP) -- Emergency crews on Saturday found a third body in a 330-foot-deep sinkhole that had swallowed a dozen homes and forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 people in a crowded Guatemala City neighborhood.

 

The body of Domingo Soyos, 53, was carried out of the enormous fissure and identified by family members, medical crews said.

 

Soyos was the father of teenagers Irma and David Soyos, whose bodies were found floating in a river of sewage soon after the sinkhole opened on Friday.

 

Residents said there were other people unaccounted for, but emergency crews could not confirm that.

 

Officials blamed recent rains and an underground sewage flow from a ruptured main for the tragedy. The pit emitted foul odors, loud noises and tremors, shaking the surrounding ground. A rush of water could be heard from its depths, and authorities feared it could widen or other sinkholes could open up.

 

Police evacuated nearby homes and cordoned off a 500-yard perimeter around the crater. Security officials were on guard for possible looters and curious onlookers.

 

Authorities had apparently suspected something was wrong with the site before the sinkhole appeared.

 

"We knew, and (the seismology institute) had placed a seismic meter there," said Alvaro Rodas, the director of social development for Guatemala City. "The city government had contracted a robotic camera system to go down there, but the disaster occurred first."

 

Cristobal Colon, a spokesman for the municipal water authority, said the sewage main ruptured after becoming clogged. He said the army had been considering a controlled explosion to clear the pipe, which carries both rainwater and sewage for much of the capital.

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Man to plead guilty to murder of boy in closet

 

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) -- A man has decided to plead guilty to murder for the death of his 3-year-old foster son left bound up in a closet while he went to a family reunion, his attorney and the prosecutor said Monday.

 

David Carroll Jr., 29, agreed to accept a plea deal with a sentence of 15 years to life in prison, plus an additional one year for gross abuse of a corpse, said defense attorney Cathy Adams and prosecutor Don White.

 

White said the agreement was subject to written confirmation and a judge's approval at a plea hearing Tuesday.

 

Last week, a jury convicted Carroll's wife, Liz, 30, of murder and six other charges, including kidnapping.

 

She was sentenced to a total of 54 years to life in prison.

 

The Carrolls were charged with causing the death of Marcus Fiesel by leaving the developmentally disabled boy bound cocoon-like in a closet for two days while they went to a weekend family reunion in Kentucky in August.

 

Prosecutors say the Carrolls found Marcus dead when they returned to their home, just east of Cincinnati. The Carrolls told authorities the child had wandered off or had been snatched from a park in suburban Cincinnati, sparking a search by thousands of volunteers.

 

Prosecutors say David Carroll burned the boy's body and dumped the remains in the Ohio River.

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Foster dad gets 15 to life for toddler's death in closet

 

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) -- A man pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday, admitting he left his 3-year-old foster son bound up in a closet where he died and then burned his body and threw the remains into the Ohio River.

 

David Carroll Jr. was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison, with an additional year in prison for his guilty plea to gross abuse of a corpse.

 

He and his wife, Liz, were charged with causing Marcus Fiesel's death by leaving the developmentally disabled boy wrapped up with a blanket and packing tape in a closet for two days while they went to a weekend family reunion in Kentucky in August. Carroll admitted his role, but continued to blame a live-in companion, Amy Baker, for playing a major part in the boy's confinement and the subsequent cover-up of his death.

 

"We left him there," Carroll told the judge. "And when we came back, he was gone ... he was dead."

 

Clermont County Judge Jerry McBride accepted the sentence proposed by prosecutors. Dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, Carroll answered "yes sir" as McBride explained the plea and his rights. Carroll told the judge he was on medication for bipolar disorder, but was thinking clearly Tuesday.

 

A jury last week convicted Liz Carroll, 30, of murder and six other charges, including involuntary manslaughter and kidnapping, in the boy's death. She was sentenced to 54 years to life in prison.

 

As part of the deal with David Carroll, prosecutors agreed to drop six charges against him. Carroll, 29, had faced the same seven charges as his wife, plus the eighth charge of gross abuse of a corpse.

 

While Liz Carroll's judge told her last week she showed no remorse, David Carroll urged prayers for the boy in his statement to the court.

 

"Marcus was a sweet, gentle and loving child who did not deserve this," he said.

 

Daniel "Woody" Breyer, an assistant prosecuting attorney, told the judge prosecutors agreed to the deal because they felt it would be difficult to seat a jury in Clermont County after Liz Carroll's trial and other extensive publicity, and to avoid the risk of an acquittal.

 

"We would rather have a guarantee," Breyer said.

 

Afterward, he told reporters that prosecutors don't believe David Carroll's statements that Baker was directing the Carrolls and threatened their family if they didn't go along with a cover-up.

 

Prosecutors didn't pursue charges against Baker after she agreed to cooperate. Baker, who had an affair with David Carroll and then moved in with the couple, testified for the prosecution in Liz Carroll's trial.

 

Prosecutors say the couple found the boy dead when they returned home from the reunion. The Carrolls then claimed the child had disappeared from a park in suburban Cincinnati, sparking a search by thousands of volunteers.

 

Prosecutors in Hamilton County also agreed to drop charges against David Carroll of making false alarms and inducing panic, Clermont prosecutors said. The charges were related to the claim that the boy was missing.

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Kidnapped teen's family describes safety pin escape

 

BRADENTON, Florida (CNN) -- A 13-year-old boy left bound and gagged in a remote patch of Florida countryside used a safety pin, a stick and his teeth to free himself from captivity, his family said Tuesday.

 

Clay Moore's stepfather, Steve Kelle, gave reporters details on how the teen escaped after being abducted at gunpoint from his school bus stop in Parrish, Florida, on Friday morning.

 

The key to his escape was a safety pin that was holding together a rip in Clay's jacket, Kelle said.

 

While his abductor was driving Clay away from the bus stop, the boy took the safety pin off his sleeve and nervously played with it, Kelle said.

 

When Clay was taken from the truck into the woods, he put the safety pin in his mouth, his stepfather said. Asked later by his parents why he did that, he said he "just thought it would be helpful," Kelle said.

 

The abductor tied Clay up with duct tape and gagged him with a sock, Kelle said.

 

When the boy was sure the man had left, he spit the sock -- and the safety pin -- onto the ground. With his hands still bound in front of him, Clay used a stick and his mouth to get the pin back.

 

"He used the safety pin to free himself by picking at [the duct tape] and more or less untying what was binding him," Kelle said. "And then he used that and his mouth once he was free to pull the duct tape off."

 

Clay estimated the process took as long as an hour, his stepfather said.

 

The boy then walked until he found a farm worker with a cell phone.

'It's Clay, and I've been kidnapped'

 

"I got a phone call that I will never forget," Kelle said. "It was a phone number I didn't know. I almost didn't answer it because I'd been receiving a lot of phone calls that day. But I went ahead and answered it, and I heard a voice as calm as if he was calling from a friend's house. And he told me, 'Steve, it's Clay, and I've been kidnapped.' "

 

Manatee County Sheriff Charlie Wells praised the teenager's resourcefulness.

 

"Take a little duct tape, tie it around your arms, see how easy you can get out of it," Wells challenged reporters. "It's not easy, even with a safety pin."

 

Wells said Tuesday that the investigation into the kidnapping was at "critical mass" and he was "extremely optimistic" authorities would apprehend a suspect "in the near future."

 

He said there were people cooperating with the investigation who know the whereabouts of Vicente Ignacio Beltran-Moreno, whom police have named as the suspect.

 

On Sunday, Wells said Clay gave police an accurate description of Beltran-Moreno, 22, which resulted in the issuance of an arrest warrant and led authorities to the man's home.

 

"He was right on the money with the information that he gave us," Wells told reporters.

 

Police recovered the red pickup truck allegedly used in the kidnapping at the suspect's home in Bradenton.

 

 

Handwritten ransom note

 

During their investigation, police recovered a handwritten ransom note less than a page long, possibly intended for Clay's parents, that contained unspecified threats, Wells said.

"It was his intention, the suspect's intention, to leave Clay Moore tied in the woods until he got his money," Wells said.

 

Police said Sunday they believed Beltran-Moreno has fled Florida, but provided no information on his possible whereabouts. Tuesday, Wells declined to talk about where the suspect might be because he didn't want to jeopardize the investigation.

 

The Manatee County Sheriff's office on Sunday released two photographs of Beltran-Moreno. Police said he has short dark hair and brown eyes, is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds, and goes by the nickname "Nacho."

 

Citing the teen's ability to recall details about the suspect and where he was taken, Wells said "the bottom line is that the man kidnapped the wrong kid."

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Secrets of universe eyed as collider core installed

 

GENEVA (Reuters) - The world's leading center for research into the origins of matter on Wednesday took a giant step toward the launch of a 15-year experiment which scientists hope will unlock many secrets of the universe.

 

A huge magnet, weighing 1,920 tonnes or the equivalent of five jumbo jets and a key element in the program, was lowered into a vast cavern 100 meters below ground at the multinational center,

CERN, on the Swiss-French border near Geneva.

 

"We think this project is going to uncover things we cannot dream of at the moment," said Professor Jos Engelen, Chief Scientific Officer of CERN, the 26-nation European Organization for Nuclear Research.

 

Some of his colleagues say the experiment, smashing particles together at high speed in a Large Hadron Collider (LHC), may bring new knowledge such as the possible existence of multiple dimensions beyond the four of traditional physics -- width, length, height and time.

 

Others speak, if cautiously, of venturing into realms long regarded as those of speculative science fiction -- multiple universes, parallel worlds, black holes in space linking different levels of existence.

 

"This is a very exciting time for physics. The LHC is poised to take us to a new level of understanding of our universe," says Tejinder Virdee, spokesman for the key particle detector part of the project, known by its initials as CMS.

 

The magnet and its surrounding equipment that was moved down into place with the help of a custom-built gantry crane and a hydraulic jacking system is the heaviest piece of the CMS, and the eighth of 15 parts of the Collider.

 

Apart from magnets and detectors, the focal element of the LHC is a 27-km channel circling through a wide underground tunnel along which particles will be forced in opposite directions at the speed of light to smash together.

 

Full operation is due to start up by the end of 2007 and be fully in operation in mid-2008.

 

Using particle accelerators built for an earlier version of the LHC, controllers will be able to ensure around 600 million collisions a second.

 

Each collision, according to CERN, will recreate conditions that existed just nanoseconds after the Big Bang -- a fireball of energetic radiation -- which scientists say happened some 15 billion years ago and brought the universe into existence.

 

By studying what happens to the particles, a process that will be tracked on ultra-sophisticated computers, CERN researchers believe they will gain knowledge of how the matter of the known universe -- and perhaps unknown ones -- was formed.

 

They hope they will also learn more about the dark -- or invisible -- matter that is believed to exist in quantities 30 to 100 times more than that of the bright matter of which the observable universe and everything in it, like humans, is made.

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Photo in the News: Colossal Squid Caught off Antarctica

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Stocks bounce back after big selloff

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070228/ap_on_..._re/wall_street

 

Judge rules Padilla competent for trial

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Yahoo: Google "Lacking In Usability"

http://www.webpronews.com/insiderreports/2...ng-in-usability

 

Web Accessibility from Within

http://www.webpronews.com/expertarticles/2...ity-from-within

 

Structuring Your Website

http://www.webpronews.com/blogtalk/2007/01...ng-your-website

 

Accessibility: Seeing is Believing

http://www.webpronews.com/blogtalk/2007/01...ng-is-believing

 

RSS: Usability Problems And Solutions

http://www.webpronews.com/expertarticles/2...s-and-solutions

 

Sweet Talking The Searcher In One Second Or Less

http://www.webpronews.com/insiderreports/2...-second-or-less

 

Google Maps Gets Real-Time Traffic Reports

http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2007/02/...traffic-reports

 

YouTube Gives MySpace, TV Networks A Thumpin'

http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2007/02/...works-a-thumpin

 

Google Makes Sales Call To Federal Government

http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2007/02/...eral-government

 

Google News Played by Foreign Sources?

http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2007/02/...foreign-sources

 

IBM, Google Partner

http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2007/02/...-google-partner

 

Help Wanted: Vice President of Pizza

http://muchadoaboutwhatever.blogspot.com/2...t-of-pizza.html

 

The AP Is Now "Paris-Free"

http://muchadoaboutwhatever.blogspot.com/2...paris-free.html

 

What's Worse than a Hokey Gift Bag?

http://muchadoaboutwhatever.blogspot.com/2...y-gift-bag.html

 

Another Reality Show about Another British Couple

http://muchadoaboutwhatever.blogspot.com/2...ut-another.html

 

iLike Growing Quickly, Still Massively Trailing Last.fm

http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/02/27/ilike...railing-lastfm/

 

Best Apollo Demos

http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/02/28/best-apollo-demos/

 

Seriosity To Fix Email Overload (or not)

http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/02/28/serio...verload-or-not/

 

links for 2007-02-28

http://www.micropersuasion.com/2007/02/lin...r_20070_25.html

 

Google Provides Widget Analytics

http://www.micropersuasion.com/2007/02/google_provides.html

 

Ajaxy Newsgator RSS Reader Enters Beta

http://www.micropersuasion.com/2007/02/ajaxy_newsgator.html

 

Symantec sizes up security in Windows Vista

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Tools and tussles for Microsoft Windows

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MySpace hackers cop plea, extortion charges dropped

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Symantec incorrectly flags Yahoo Mail as a virus

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Podcast: Will Adobe's Internet gambit work?

http://news.com.com/2324-11424_3-6163072.h...0&subj=news

 

Bell on Who Owns "Conversational Marketing"?

http://www.strumpette.com/archives/318-Bel...-Marketing.html

 

MoveOn: Like Iraqi Contention? You'll Love Pissed-Off Iranians

http://www.adrants.com/2007/02/moveon-like...oull-love-p.php

 

Scion Creates Hallucinogenic Square Universe For xB

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Presidents Rap Jib-Jab-Style For New York Honda Dealer

http://www.adrants.com/2007/02/presidents-...-new-york-h.php

 

Microsoft : Google was a 'wake up call'

http://www.threadwatch.org/node/12605

 

Syndicating Book Content

http://www.threadwatch.org/node/12609

 

In US, Search Ads Are Not a Free Speech Issue

http://www.threadwatch.org/node/12610

 

Full Feed Plug-In For Latest WordPress

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Make Search Conversational

http://www.marketingshift.com/2007/2/make-...versational.cfm

 

Local Video: Ahead of Its Time

http://www.marketingshift.com/2007/2/local...ad-its-time.cfm

 

Carl Icahn Invests in Mobile Content Provider Motricity

http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2007/02/ca...-motricity.html

 

Yahoo Releases Support for NOYDIR Tag

http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2007/02/ya...noydir-tag.html

 

MSN Invites You to Take Over Mainstream Media

http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2007/02/ms...ream-media.html

 

AdWords Trademark Appeal Deepens

http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2007/02/ad...al-deepens.html

 

Your Commute Just Got Shorter: a Complete Virtual Office

http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2007/02/yo...ual-office.html

 

Explaining Windows 2003 Terminal Server Licensing

http://www.webpronews.com/expertarticles/2...erver-licensing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving Away Business Ideas

 

I had coffee with a potential partner and our conversation ebbed to a discussion about marketing philosophy. He said something like, "I think companies [like yours] just give away many of their trade secrets on their website.

 

They provide too much information. If I wanted to compete with you... all I would need to do is read your website or blog. The purpose of a website is to solicit interest... you've got to get people to respond... to generate leads."

 

My response...

 

People use the web for research; they are looking for fresh ideas, insight and actionable information. Intellectual property is difficult to protect and is quickly commoditized by the market. Why not leverage some of your IP to your advantage? Leverage it and demonstrate your thought leadership.

 

It’s difficult to defend technology that can easily become commoditized and your processes can be copied or improved upon as well. You can't even keep all of your people indefinitely. There are more protections for tangible products but not many for service based business, which most companies are evolving to anyway.

 

I have a friend who is a NASCAR fan and what he loves is that it's more about the driver than the car. All the cars are the same. It’s the driver and the crew that make the difference. It's kind of like that with business now.

 

Most companies have the same basic car. It's really about how well you drive it. The driver and crew in this metaphor can be seen as thought leadership; the ideas and talents that set the team apart from others. It’s what people remember and identify with. Features and benefit are cool, but sooner than later everyone’s car has the same features anyway.

 

This is particularity important for companies engaged in a complex sale, where up to 70% of a customer’s perception of your brand comes from their interactions with your sales people. I believe that the people and companies who succeed today are those who learn faster and teach others what they know more effectively.

 

My skeptical coffee companion had a schitoma (medical term for blind spot) because his viewpoint came from a product driven, B2C, branding perspective. Fortunately, I didn't have any formal training in B2B marketing before I got started. Which at first that seemed like a disadvantage, but now I realize that having a clean slate gave me a unique advantage. I don't have preconceived notion of how it SHOULD BE. Instead, I listen to the voice of my customers and what I hear is that they want a relationship with a trusted advisor, not someone who guards their thoughts and ideas.

 

So what happens to people or companies that keep the ideas to themselves? Jure Cuhalev over at the g. blog also has great thoughts on giving away ideas. Jure writes, "...I have a theory of what happens to them. They start losing their ability to produce new ideas, since their current idea preoccupies them. They think about it all the time to the point that they can not think of anything fresh."

 

Jure also quotes David Kelley, one of the most visible product designers in the world, especially in the world of high technology. Kelly is founder of IDEO, America's largest independent product design and development firm.

 

I think Kelly's viewpoint goes well beyond design. Read the following quote and replace "design" with your role (ie. CEOs, Marketers and so on)... I think it will ring true.

 

According to Kelly, "Successful designers just send out their vision to the world; and then, when somebody else builds on it, that’s okay. They’re not protective of their ideas because they’re so used to having ideas. A creative designer has an idea a minute. Publicizing an idea is a way to improve on the ideaâ€â€someone else can build on it, expand it. If you’re fluent with ideas, as most design people are, you don’t have to be fearful. You don’t protect your one good idea because your afraid you’ll never have another good one."

 

Again, it's not the car. It's the crew and driver.

http://www.webpronews.com/blogtalk/2007/02...-business-ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Your Vlog or Podcast Might Fail

http://www.webpronews.com/blogtalk/2007/02...cast-might-fail

 

 

 

 

 

IP Labeling Added to StatCounter

http://www.webpronews.com/blogtalk/2007/02...-to-statcounter

What's in a name? A Rose by another name would smell as sweet...

http://forum.statcounter.com/vb/showthread.php?p=173985

StatCounter Free Invisible Web Tracker and Counter forums (27,963 members at time of listing.)

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Book Publishers Half-way Getting it

http://www.webpronews.com/blogtalk/2007/02...-way-getting-it

 

The Easiest Blog Marketing Opportunity Ever

http://www.webpronews.com/blogtalk/2007/02...pportunity-ever

 

Dow ends up 52, Nasdaq up 8 after plunge

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070228/ap_on_..._re/wall_street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audi's first true sports car: Grrrr8!

At long last Audi announces the R8 - a two-seater that brings the brand's Le Mans-winning capabilities to the street.

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/fortun...ex.html?cnn=yes

 

Survive a market drop - and make it work for you

Losing money never feels good. But keep things in perspective and you can boost long-term returns.

http://money.cnn.com/2007/02/27/magazines/...dex.htm?cnn=yes

 

Condi Comes Back

http://time-blog.com/middle_east/2007/02/c...ite-cnn-partner

 

Behind China's Stock Meltdown

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/...ite-cnn-partner

 

Best Cars 2007 - Consumer Reports

To be a 'Top Pick', a vehicle must score at or near the top of its category in Consumer Reports' testing, must have at least average reliability and must perform well in government and Insurance Institute crash tests.

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/autos/...ex.html?cnn=yes

 

Stocks rebound after market meltdown

Gains are modest, with Dow finishing up about 50 points; Fed chief Bernanke helps reassure investors; bonds, global markets struggle.

http://money.cnn.com/2007/02/28/markets/ma...dex.htm?cnn=yes

 

Survey: Many U.S. high school students bored in class

http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/02/28/st...reut/index.html

 

SoHos of tomorrow: Up-and-coming gallery districts

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TRAVEL/02/28/galle...icts/index.html

 

Traveling to eat: A growing taste for food tourism

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TRAVEL/02/28/trend...m.ap/index.html

 

Rising STD rate sparks online dating sites

http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/conditions/...rnet/index.html

 

Report weighs space station risks

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/space/02/28/s...reut/index.html

 

GOP to object to Homeland panel appointment

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/02/28/jef...rity/index.html

 

Report: Man dies after 'marathon' online session

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/internet/02/2...reut/index.html

 

Publishers OK online book browsing

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/internet/02/2...reut/index.html

 

Naomi Campbell: 'I have a deep sense of shame'

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/28/p...l.ap/index.html

 

Can this fading TV show be saved?

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/28/a...b.ap/index.html

 

Study finds 754,000 living on U.S. streets

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/28/homeless....reut/index.html

 

Is black America ready to embrace Obama?

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/02/28/oba...vote/index.html

 

Robert Blake appeals $30M verdict

http://www.cnn.com/2007/LAW/02/28/blake.appeal.ap/index.html

 

Pluto probe swings by Jupiter

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/space/02/28/n...reut/index.html

 

Principal charged with dealing crystal meth

http://www.cnn.com/2007/LAW/02/28/meth.pri...l.ap/index.html

 

Police: Young women laughed while robbing bank

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/28/georgia.b...s.ap/index.html

 

British arrest another suspect in airline bomb plot

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/02/28...plot/index.html

 

Libby jury resolves question, calls it a day

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/02/28/cia.leak/index.html

 

Stocks rebound after market meltdown

Gains are modest, with Dow finishing up about 50 points; Fed chief Bernanke helps reassure investors; bonds, global markets struggle.

http://money.cnn.com/2007/02/28/markets/ma...dex.htm?cnn=yes

 

Court: Bury Anna Nicole Smith in the Bahamas

http://www.cnn.com/2007/LAW/02/28/smith.case/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I liked the Sioux Falls, SD AFD so much today, that I have included it here.

 

000

FXUS63 KFSD 012126

AFDFSD

 

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR SOUTHEAST SD/SOUTHWEST MN/NORTHWEST IA

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD

325 PM CST THU MAR 1 2007

 

.DISCUSSION...

NO CHANGES TO HEADLINES ATTM. 20Z SFC ANALYSIS SHOW A 979MB LOW NEAR

MARSHALLTOWN IA. THE LOW WL LIFT NEWD INTO NERN IA BY 00Z...THEN

INTO WI OVERNIGHT. SN CONTS TO POUND ON THE FAVORED NW QUAD OF THIS

LOW. OUR HEAVIEST AMOUNTS TODAY HAVE BEEN OVER OUR FAR ERN CWFA WITH

SOME CONVECTION. BUT A SHARP CUTOFF TO THE W HAS OCCURRED JUST W OF

I 29 ALL DAY WITH DRIER MID LVL AIR IN THOSE AREAS EVIDENT. WITH 40

TO 55 KTS OF WIND JUST OFF THE SFC...WINDS WL CONT TO BE STRONG

TONIGHT WITH 30 TO 40 MPH COMMON CWA WIDE. NOW AS TONIGHT

PROGRESSES...THE WAY THE MID AND UPPER LOW ORIENTATES AS IT MOVES

NEWD...DISPLAYS A PIVOTING AND THUS WE ARE EXPECTING THE SNOWFALL TO

PIVOT MORE TO A NW TO SE DIRECTION TONIGHT...INSTEAD OF A N TO S

DIRECTION. TROWALING BEGINS TO RETROGRADE WWD TOWARD THE I 29

CORRIDOR TONIGHT...AND EVENTUALLY INTO OUR WRN FA AND CENTRAL SD ON

FRIDAY. IN ADDN...UPPER -DIV Q JUST PIVOTS RIGHT ON THE FSD FA THRU

THE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY PD. SO...FOR THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL TONIGHT...

TRIED TO PLAY THE TROWAL WHERE IT IS THE STRONGEST IN SW MN AND THE

N CENTRAL PART OF OUR FA ALONG I 29 FM KFSD TO KBKX AREAS. COULD GET

4 TO 6 INCHES IN SOME OF THESE TROWAL AREAS TONIGHT. THIS TROWALING

DOES HAVE SUPPORT IN THE MID LVLS WITH SOME H7 FRONTOGENESIS. AS YOU

HEAD TO OUR SW FA INTO S CENTRAL SD...THOSE AREAS FIGHT DRY MID LVL

AIR AND IT MAY TAKE FOREVER FOR THE SNOW TO MOVE INTO GREGORY CO.

BUT THAT BEING SAID...THE NW WINDS WL REALLY START TO INCREASE IN

THAT AREA TOO...BLOWING THE SNOW AROUND WHICH THEY RECEIVED

YESTERDAY. SO THUS...DO NOT WANT TO ALTER THE HEADLINE FOR THE

CHAMBERLAIN AREA. SNOW WL ALSO FILL BACK INTO THE THE MO VALLEY AREA

AROUND KSUX AND KYKN AS THE MSTR BEGINS TO DEEPEN FM N TO S.

 

TROWALING THEN DRIFTS WWD AS MENTIONED ABOVE ON FRIDAY INTO OUR WRN

FA AND CENTRAL SD...COUPLED WITH LIFT AND SOME FRAGMENTED MID LVL

FRONTOGENESIS. THE HIRES NAM ACTUALLY SHOWED ANOTHER AREA OF STRONG

H7 FRONTOGENESIS FRIDAY AFTN FM BROOKINGS SD TO SPENCER IA...BUT NOT

SURE IF I AM BUYING THAT TOTALLY YET. HOWEVER...IT IS ENUF TO KEEP

CATEGORIAL POPS GOING IN OUR E. SOMETIMES WHEN THE MID AND UPPER LOW

GETS THIS FAR E OF THIS FA HOWEVER...THERE IS SOME BREAKS IN THE

SNOWFALL SO OPTED TO WORD OCNL SNOW ON FRIDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW

AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ON FRIDAY SHOULD OCCUR IN THE WRN THIRD OF

OUR FA WITH THE TROWAL. OVERALL...SNOW AMOUNTS WL NOT BE VERY HEAVY

AT ALL IN OUR ENTIRE WRN HALF W OF I 29. HOWEVER...THE JAMES VALLEY

AND ADJACENT AREAS RECEIVED A WIDESPREAD 4 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOWFALL

ON WED...WITH SOME 10 TO 12 INCHES AMOUNTS INTERMIXED IN THOSE AREAS

ALSO. SO THE SNOW THEY HAVE ON THE GROUND WL CREATE BLIZZARD CONDS

WITH THE NW WINDS CONTINUING.

 

ON FRI NIGHT...THE DYNAMICS MOV SWD...WITH MUCH DRIER AIR BEGINNING

TO ADVECT INTO OUR NW CWFA. ANY SNOWFALL MAY GET MORE SHOWERY IN THE

EVENING...BEFORE TAPERING OFF EVEN MORE AFTER MIDNIGHT. THE WIND IS

INTERESTING FRI NIGHT IN THAT IT WL LIKELY ACTUALLY INCREASE AS THE

SFC HIGH OVR THE NRN RCKYS DRIFTS SWD...AND STRENGTHENS...CREATING A

TIGHTER SFC PRS GRADIENT IN THIS FA AS WELL AS INCREASE IN WINDS

ALOFT. SO THERE WL BE A SUBTLE DROPOFF IN THE WINDS LATE FRI

AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AND THEN A PROBABLE INCREASE AGAIN OVERNIGHT

FRI NIGHT...LASTING INTO SAT MORNING. CLEARING WL CONT ON SATURDAY

FM NW TO SE...AND SUNDAY SHOULD ACTUALLY BE A PLEASANT DAY.

 

FOR TEMPS...WITH THE OBVIOUS WIND AND CLOUDS...NOT A HUGE DROPOFF

FOR LOWS TONIGHT...AS WELL AS NO BIG RISES ON FRIDAY. LOWS WL BE

SOMEWHAT TEMPERED FRI NIGHT ALSO WITH THE WIND...AND I WENT

BASICALLY ISOTHERMAL FM 925MB. WENT A BIT BLO GUIDANCE FOR SAT HIGHS

DUE TO NEW SNOW COVER...AND WELL BLO MOST GUIDANCES SAT NIGHT WITH

THE DROP OFF IN WINDS AND CLEARER SKIES ANTICIPATED.

 

INTO THE EXTENDED...MODELS RATHER INCONSISTENT...ESPECIALLY WITH THE

STRENGTH OF A COLD FRONT EARLY NEXT WEEK. GFS HAS WAFFLED BETWEEN A

QUICK ARCTIC PUNCH MON/MON NIGHT AND MILD WESTERLY FLOW WITH RATHER

WARM AIR IN PLACE. CANADIAN SUPPORTIVE OF THE COLDER SOLUTION AND

ECMWF ON THE WARM SIDE. FOR NOW STAYED CLOSE TO GUIDANCE WITH LITTLE

CONFIDENCE IN ANY SOLUTION. OVERALL CHANCES OF PRECIPITATION LOW

THROUGH THE EXTENDED PERIOD...HOWEVER WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH WHERE

MID LEVEL BOUNDARY SETS UP NEXT WEEK...AS CERTAINLY THERE WILL BE

THE POSSIBILITY OF FOG AND DRIZZLE NEAR THE BNDRY...PROVIDED WARM

AIR ALOFT AND SOME SNOW MELT.

 

&&

 

.AVIATION...WIDESPREAD LIFR/VLIFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED AS BLIZZARD

CONDITIONS BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD FROM SE TOWARD NW THIS AFTN THRU

ERN SD. SFC WNDS LKLY TO EXCEED 35 KTS AT TIMES FOR KSUX RIGHT

THRU 18Z FRI...WITH WINDS INCREASING THIS AFTN/TONIGHT FOR KFSD/KHON.

 

&&

 

.FSD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...

IA...BLIZZARD WARNING UNTIL 6 PM CST FRIDAY FOR IAZ001>003-012>014-

020>022-031-032.

 

MN...BLIZZARD WARNING UNTIL 6 PM CST FRIDAY FOR MNZ071-072-080-081-

089-090-097-098.

 

NE...BLIZZARD WARNING UNTIL 6 PM CST FRIDAY FOR NEZ013-014.

 

SD...BLIZZARD WARNING UNTIL 6 PM CST FRIDAY FOR SDZ040-056-062-

067>071.

 

BLIZZARD WARNING FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY

FOR SDZ038-039-052>055-058>061-064>066.

 

SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ADVISORY FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM

CST FRIDAY FOR SDZ050-057-063.

 

&&

 

$$

 

MJF/SL/JC

 

 

 

 

I really ENJOYED the AFD today out of KLWX (Sterling, VA), So here it is in all its Glory. :)

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/lwx/products/?prod=AFD

 

FXUS61 KLWX 012307

AFDLWX

 

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC

607 PM EST THU MAR 1 2007

 

.MARINE...

 

UPDATED CWF TO REMOVE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HEADLINE AND ONLY

INCLUDE GALE WARNING HEADLINE. ANOTHER UPDATE IS LIKELY BY 10 PM.

 

&&

 

.PREV DISCUSSION...

/ISSUED 310 PM EST THU MAR 1 2007/

 

SHORT TERM (TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY)...

SURFACE LOW PRESSURE IS CURRENTLY OVER CENTRAL IOWA WITH A COLD

FRONT STRETCHING JUST WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DOWN TO THE

CENTRAL LOUISIANA COAST. A WARM FRONT IS MOVING NORTH OVER NORTHEAST

MISSISSIPPI AND SOUTHERN TENNESSEE. WATER VAPOR LOOPS SHOWS THAT AN

UPPER LOW HAS CUT OFF OVER SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA...WITH THE ASSOCIATED

TROUGH BEGINNING TO NEGATIVELY TILT.

 

OVER THE CWFA...SKIES HAVE GONE MOSTLY CLOUDY AS THE MID AND UPPER

LEVEL CLOUDS HAVE OVERSPREAD THE REGION. LOW LEVEL MOISTURE WILL

CONTINUE TO INCREASE AS THE FLOW TURNS MORE SOUTHERLY BRINGING

MOISTURE NORTHWARD FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO. REGIONAL RADAR LOOP

SHOWS THAT THE LARGE AREA OF PRECIP OUT TO THE WEST HAS BEGUN TO

MAKE SOME EASTWARD PROGRESSION. PRECIP SHOULD BEGIN TO APPROACH THE

SOUTHWEST CWFA BY 4-5PM AND SPREAD NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE

EVENING. THE RAIN SHOULD BEGIN TO OVERSPREAD THE METROPOLITAN AREAS

BETWEEN 6-7PM.

 

THERE ARE SOME SLIGHT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE OVERNIGHT RUNS OF THE

MODELS AND THE 12Z RUNS. THE NAM SEEMS TO BE A LITTLE MORE

CONSISTENT WITH ITS 12Z SOLUTION VS. ITS OVERNIGHT RUN THAN THE GFS.

THE NAM STILL DEVELOPS A TRIPLE POINT LOW OVER WEST VIRGINIA AND

MOVES IT NORTHEAST TO NEAR DCA BY 12Z FRIDAY. THE GFS HAS DEVELOPED

THE TRIPLE POINT LOW MUCH FURTHER WEST...AND DEVELOPS A SECONDARY

WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE OVER NEW JERSEY EARLY ON FRIDAY. THERE ARE ALSO

SOME TIMING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO MODELS. BOTH MODELS HAVE

SLOWED DOWN THE EXITING PRECIP...WITH THE NAM BEING THE SLOWEST.

WITH ALL OF THIS SAID...PREFER THE NAM SOLUTION...WITH A FASTER

DECREASE IN PRECIPITATION.

 

STRONG/SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE STILL ANTICIPATED OVERNIGHT. THE

MAIN AREAS AFFECTED SHOULD BE ALONG AND EAST OF A LINE FROM

ANNAPOLIS TO DC TO UPPER TRACT WEST VIRGINIA (NORTHERN PENDLETON

COUNTY). THIS AREA HAS BEEN EXPANDED SLIGHTLY SOUTHWEST FROM THE

PREVIOUS AREA OF CONCERN FROM THE MID MORNING UPDATE. THE 15Z LOCAL

RUN OF THE WRF STILL SHOWS A CONVECTIVE LINE DEVELOPING JUST TO THE

WEST OF THE CWFA MOVING EAST OVER CENTRAL AND NORTH

VIRGINIA...EASTERN MARYLAND AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE MODELS

ARE STILL KEEPING THE SURFACE INSTABILITY MARGINAL. HOWEVER...THE

MID LEVEL DYNAMICS STILL REMAIN IMPRESSIVE WITH A NEGATIVELY TILTED

TROUGH AND STRONG SHORTWAVE ENERGY. IN ADDITION...THE NAM IS STILL

PROJECTING AN 850MB JET AROUND 70 KT OVERHEAD BY 06Z...WITH THE NOSE

OF THE 250MB JET SNEAKING IN AROUND THE SAME TIME. STRONG LOW LEVEL

WIND SHEAR WILL ALSO BE A PROBLEM. THE MAIN SEVERE WEATHER RISK WILL

BE IN THE FORM OF DAMAGING WIND GUSTS...HOWEVER ISOLATED TORNADOES

WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE IN THE HIGHLIGHTED AREA.

 

WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WILL BE LIKELY. THE

MODELS STILL HIGHLIGHT THE NE MD WITH THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL. THIS IS

ALSO THE AREA...ALONG WITH URBAN AREAS...THAT COULD SEE THE HIGHEST

RISK OF STREAM...TRIBUTARY AND MAINSTEM RIVER FLOODING. HAVE GONE

AHEAD AND ADDED CHARLES COUNTY MARYLAND FLOOD WATCH.

 

SINCE THE MODELS HAVE SLOWED DOWN THE EXIT OF PRECIP A BIT...HAVE

GONE AHEAD AND INCREASED POPS DURING THE FIRST HALF OF FRIDAY. MOST

OF THE PRECIP SHOULD BE GONE BY 18Z.

 

AVIATION...

CURRENTLY THE TAF SITES ARE EXPERIENCES VFR/MVFR CONDITIONS. CIGS

AND VSBYS ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE WITH THE ONSET OF PRECIPITATION.

AS THE HEAVIER PRECIP MOVES IN AFTER MIDNIGHT...EXPECTED THE CIGS TO

GO LIFR AND STAY THAT WAY UNTIL AROUND 12Z FRIDAY. CIGS AND VSBYS

WILL GRADUALLY IMPROVE WITH THE SYSTEM EXIT. WIND GUSTS OF 45-55KT

COULD BE POSSIBLE WITH THE STRONG/SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.

 

MARINE...

WINDS ON THE WATERS ARE BLO SCA CRITERIA CURRENTLY...BUT ARE STILL

EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY INCREASE AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES CLOSER

TO THE REGION. STILL EXPECTED GALE GUSTS ON THE BAY AS THE WINDS

DRAMATICALLY INCREASE JUST OFF THE SURFACE OVERNIGHT. GALE

CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE INTO MOST OF FRIDAY.

 

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED DURING THE WEEKEND. 12Z NAM/GFS

MOS AT THOMAS POINT INDICATE SUSTAINED WINDS WILL REACH INTO THE 15

TO 20KT RANGE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AND AGAIN SUNDAY. 12Z

NAM/06Z GFS PROXIMITY FORECAST SOUNDINGS INDICATE WIND GUST

POTENTIAL OF 30-35 KNOTS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

 

TIDES...

CURRENT TIDAL DEPARTURES ARE A HALF FOOT ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL

PREDICTIONS. THE LUNAR CYCLE IS NEAR A FULL MOON (95 PERCENT FULL).

THE CHESAPEAKE BAY OPERATIONAL FORECAST SYSTEM INDICATES +2 TO 3 FT

TIDAL DEPARTURES DEVELOPING BY FRIDAY MORNING. MINOR TIDAL FLOODING

IS EXPECTED NEAR HIGH TIDE LATE TONIGHT.

 

LONG TERM (FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY)...

OBSERVATIONS...

THE FLOW ACROSS THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE DURING THE PAST FIVE DAYS

HAS AMPLIFIED...WITH A TROUGH ACROSS THE ROCKIES AND A RIDGE ACROSS

THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN. WATER VAPOR LOOP SHOWS THE EASTERN CONUS

RIDGE IS FLATTENING AS A VIGOROUS SHORT WAVE GRADUALLY SLIDES INTO

THE MIDWEST. 12Z SURFACE ANALYSIS PLACED A 987MB CYCLONE ACROSS

NORTHWEST MISSOURI. A SERIES OF COLD FRONTS ARE POSITIONED ACROSS

THE PLAINS...WITH A WARM/STATIONARY BOUNDARY EAST THROUGH THE

TENNESSEE VALLEY...THEN SOUTH TOWARD ATLANTA AND EAST INTO THE

ATLANTIC. AN INVERTED TROUGH WAS NOTED ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY.

 

MODELS...

THE 12Z NAM (WRF-NMM)/GFS/CANADIAN ALONG WITH THE 00Z EUROPEAN/UKMET

WERE INVESTIGATED. MODELS ARE IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH REGARD TO THE

SYNOPTIC SCALE PATTERN. MODELS SUGGEST THE TROUGH AXIS PASSES DURING

THE WEEKEND...WITH FAIRLY ZONAL FLOW SOUTH OF A CANADIAN WAVE EARLY

NEXT WEEK.

 

ENSEMBLE DATA...

00Z 1 MARCH GFS ENSEMBLES INDICATE A -3.5 STANDARD DEVIATION UPPER

LOW ACROSS THE MIDWEST SHEARS NORTHEAST INTO THE CANADIAN MARITIMES

THROUGH THE WEEKEND...ENCOURAGING THE PASSAGE OF A TROUGH SUNDAY.

THE FLOW ALOFT BECOMES FAIRLY ZONAL DURING THE MIDWEEK.

 

00Z 1 MARCH GFS ENSEMBLE MOS MEAN HIGHS REMAIN NEAR 50F EXCEPT MID

40S SUNDAY (LARGEST UNCERTAINTY WAS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY). MEAN

LOWS NEAR FREEZING SATURDAY MORNING DIP INTO THE LOWER 20S THROUGH

MONDAY MORNING...BEFORE RISING BACK TOWARD FREEZING TUESDAY AND

BEYOND (GREATEST UNCERTAINTY WAS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY MORNINGS).

MEAN POPS ARE IN THE MID 20S FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY

MORNING...AND NEAR 20 PERCENT AGAIN WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY.

 

FORECAST RATIONALE...

DEEP SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW DEVELOPS SATURDAY BEHIND THE NEXT SYSTEM.

THERE IS A LOW PROBABILITY OF SEEING LIGHT RAIN/SNOW SHOWERS WITH

CYCLONIC FLOW ALOFT UNTIL THE TROUGH PASSES LATE SUNDAY. UPSLOPE

SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO HIGHER SNOW PROBABILITIES AND SOME ACCUMULATION

IN THE MOUNTAINS SUNDAY.

 

FOR NOW...LEFT MENTION OF PRECIPITATION OUT WITH THE NEXT FRONTAL

PASSAGE LATE MONDAY NIGHT/EARLY TUESDAY. DYNAMICS OF THE SYSTEM ARE

TO THE NORTH ACROSS NEW ENGLAND.

 

&&

 

.LWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...

DC...FLOOD WATCH THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING FOR DCZ001.

 

MD...FLOOD WATCH THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING FOR MDZ003>007-009>011-013-

014-016-501-502.

 

VA...FLOOD WATCH THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING FOR VAZ021-025>031-036>042-

050>056.

 

WV...FLOOD WATCH THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING FOR WVZ050>055-501>504.

 

MARINE...GALE WARNING UNTIL 3 PM EST FRIDAY FOR ANZ530>537.

 

&&

 

$$

 

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT

905 AM EST FRI MAR 2 2007

 

ALL WARNINGS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE AT THIS TIME.

 

.SHORT TERM /REST OF TODAY/...

VERY COMPLICATED AND COMPLEX WX SET UP ACRS OUR CWA THIS MORNING

WITH TRRN AND WARM ALOFT HAVING MAJOR IMPACTS ON SNOWFALL AMOUNTS

AND PRECIP TYPE. FIRST NOTE...EASTERN UPSLOPE REGIONS OF THE GREEN

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FIRST...MOIST/UPSLOPE FLW...THIS COMBINED WITH ENHANCED LLVL LIFT

HAS COOL COLUMN ENOUGH TO SUPPORT BETTER SNOW GROWTH AND GREATER

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS. WL MENTION STORM TOTALS BTWN 6 AND 12 INCHES ACRS

THIS REGION. MEANWHILE...DOWNSLOPING REGION OF THE CPV AND NORTHERN

CT RIVER VALLEY HAVE HAD JUST THE OPPOSITE OCCUR. THE DOWNSLOPING SE

FLW HAD ACTED TO DRY LOW LVLS AND WARM SFC TEMPS TO NEAR FREEZING

FROM RUTLAND TO BTV LINE THIS MORNING. MEANWHILE...SNOWFALL

ACCUMULATIONS HAVE RANGED FROM 1 TO 4 INCHES ACRS THE DOWNSLOPING

REGIONS OF THE CPV. FURTHERMORE...THE TRRN RISES AGAIN ON THE OTHER

SIDE OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN AND SNOWFALL AMOUNTS ONCE AGAIN INCREASE. SO

WL TRY TO SHOW UPSLOPE/DOWNSLOPE IMPACTS IN SNOWFALL AMOUNTS...BUT

GIVEN THERMAL PROFILES THIS WL BE VERY DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY GIVEN

CRNT RADAR TRENDS.

 

RADAR SHOWS LARGE AREA OF PRECIP FROM SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS INTO

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VT MOVING TOWARD OUR FA. FEEL DURING THE

HEAVIEST PART OF THE PRECIP THE COLUMN WL COOL ENOUGH AGAIN TO

SUPPORT A BAND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ACRS MOST OF CENTRAL AND

NORTHERN VT AS WELL AS THE EASTERN ADIRONDACK MTNS ZNS...NEAR PLB.

CRNT OBS FROM VSF TO RUT SHOW VIS REDUCED BELOW 1/2SM IN MODERATE TO

OCCASIONAL HEAVY SNOW AND THINK THIS WL BE THE CASE FROM BTV AND PLB

OVER THE NEXT 1 TO 2 HRS. THIS BAND WL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO DROP

ANOTHER 1 TO 3 INCHES VERY QUICKLY ACRS CPV WITH SOME ISOLATED 4 OR

5 AMOUNTS IN THE FAVORABLE SE UPSLOPE REGIONS.

 

MEANWHILE...AFTER THE BAND MOVES THROUGH EXPECT DRYING CONDITIONS TO

DEVELOP AS MID/UPPER LVL DRY SLOTS WORKS ACRS REGION. WL JUST

MENTION AREAS OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN/DRIZZLE ACRS MOST LOCATIONS.

SOME WRAP AROUND MOISTURE MAY PRODUCE ANOTHER QUICK INCH OR TWO

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IN ADDITION...EXPECT STRONG SE DOWNSLOPING WINDS TO CONTINUE ALONG

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CHAMONIX, France (AP) -- "Follow my path exactly," my guide instructed sternly as we set off on the Vallee Blanche glacier descent, warning me of the crevasses hidden among the blankets of snow and boulders of ice that give the famed ski run its breathtaking beauty.

 

The stunning Vallee Blanche glacier run on legendary Mont Blanc -- one of Europe's longest ski runs at 13 miles -- also is among its most dangerous. Legions of skiers and hikers have died here since alpinists began traversing the White Valley some 200 years ago.

 

I had chosen the easy way up the mountain: by cable car to the stiletto-sharp peak of the Aiguille du Midi, or "needle of the south," 12,605 feet high. And now, after hearing about this run for years, here I was, about to embark on a descent, by snowboard, that is a kind of pilgrimage for powder hounds like me.

 

After letting me ooh and ahh over the panoramic view from the safety of the observation deck of mountain peaks bobbing in a sea of fog and snow, my guide, Yann, strapped me into a harness.

 

He tied us together by rope with a wink that said: "If you go down, you're taking me down, too," for the harrowing hike down a 30-degree incline of ice leading to the start of the run.

 

But I wasn't properly equipped for this. Yann shook his head and wagged his finger with disapproval, and I made a mental note to buy my own backpack, probe, shovel and avalanche beacon for any future jaunts in the backcountry.

 

We inched down by foot, step by step, among chain gangs of skiers linked to one another by rope, breathing heavily in the thin air. Behind us I could hear another guide telling the tale of a skier who had slipped off the ridge, his body landing about a mile and a half below in the town of Chamonix. Happens, oh, about a dozen times a year, he said.

 

I peered over the edge into a dizzying drop of ice.

 

Once safely seated on a ledge of snow, we strapped into our snowboards, the wind whipping around us.

 

I took a deep breath.

 

Carving our own line, we started off heading toward Italy -- the Italians call the towering mountain Monte Bianco, and their side is known as the "sunny side of Mont Blanc" -- and then cut back toward France.

 

We passed a kidney-shaped outcropping of rocks known as the Rognons and around the cliffs of the Geant and Tacul glaciers, passing the jagged waterfalls of ice said to have inspired Mary Shelley's vision of Frankenstein.

 

We communed with crows seeking a scrap of our picnic lunch as we dined al fresco on a vast snowy plain with mountain views as far as the eye could see.

 

It was just the two of us soaring down the wide, glacial plain, making fresh tracks in the powder: no chair lifts, no trail markers, no trees, no snow cannons, no speakers blasting hip-hop, no beginner skiers or snowboarders to watch out for -- in fact, no other skiers or snowboarders at all within shouting distance.

 

 

Mer de Glace

 

On weekends, the Vallee Blanche can get crowded, with hundreds of skiers hurtling down variations of the run each day. But it gave me a taste for backcountry riding and made me forever impatient with marked trails, or as they call them here, pistes.

 

It's not expert terrain, but you need to be in total control: As we made our way down, Yann pointed out treacherously hidden crevasses known to swallow skiers whole. The glaciers also are lined with spiked seracs -- ice pillars -- that can break off with deadly speed and suddenness.

 

Several hours of gloriously quiet, breathtaking riding later, we dipped into the 4-mile ribbon of ice known as the Mer de Glace -- Sea of Ice -- for the home stretch.

 

This is the place where Shelley, who visited Chamonix in 1816 while writing "Frankenstein," had the monster meet his maker -- on a vast, isolated, icy expanse flanked by rugged mountain peaks.

 

By the time Yann and I made it to the bottom, thighs shaking, and had hiked another 20 excruciating minutes out of the valley up what seemed like a wall at a 90-degree incline, we were ready for a celebratory beer along with the dozen other skiers already sprawled out on the slope, exhausted and elated.

 

For those who don't relish risking life and limb to see the Mer de Glace, a little red train chugs its way up the mountain from Montenvers.

 

And Chamonix, which hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924, does have its share of marked pistes at a string of resorts spread along the Chamonix Valley.

 

Busy and crowded, Brevent in downtown Chamonix is linked by lift to Flegere. Experts head straight for the Grands Montets lift, which whisks skiers 10,820 feet up and offers access to some of the most technically demanding couloirs (steep ski corridors) in the world.

 

Snowboarders gravitate toward Le Tour, where wide-open slopes far above the tree line make for exquisite powder runs -- as well as good terrain for beginners and families. From Le Tour, you also can dip into the Swiss town of Martigny.

Simple but delicious

 

After the intensity of the Vallee Blanche, I was ready for Le Tour: quiet, sunny, scenic and relaxed. Locals and regulars like to think of Le Tour -- isolated at the far end of the Chamonix Valley -- as their little secret.

 

"How did you find out about this place?" a skier at the next table asked at Le Pcheu, a two-room brasserie tucked in a warren of stone houses yards from the foot of the cable car.

 

We blamed a snowboarding instructor for divulging a local secret. And then we turned back to our leisurely feast -- fondue, tartiflette, gnocchi, and naturally, a carafe of red wine -- before finally hoisting ourselves back up on our feet and waddling back to the slopes.

 

Later that night, we celebrated at another Chamonix fixture: La Cremerie du Glacier, a rustic two-room cabin in the woods where locals jam the dozen wooden tables to savor croutes -- grilled bread -- dripping with cream and cheese.

 

To find La Cremerie from the ski slopes, take the Pierre a Ric run down from the Lognan gondola at the Grand Montets and before the last bend, watch for a sign for La Cremerie peeping out from the forest.

 

At night, downtown Chamonix heaves with tourists looking for an apres-ski party.

 

But 5 miles up the valley from Chamonix, Argentiere remains a quiet mountain hamlet: Shops laden with Savoyarde sausages line the two-lane road through town, flanked by family-run ski shops, brasseries and hotels with fading painted facades.

 

In town, there are two traditional French standbys, La Flambee and Le Dahu, rich with the aroma of fondue, raclette and tartiflette, a hearty casserole of cheese, potatoes, garlic and bacon. The Office is thoroughly British, with Sunday roast and a pool table. Le Stone bar offers pizza, pasta and beer.

 

But the gem of Argentiere is Chez Anais, an unassuming restaurant up the road from the Hotel Montana where the food is simple but delicious, and the service warm and friendly -- rare in a ski town that takes in about 60,000 visitors daily during the winter.

 

After bringing me my potage aux legumes -- vegetable soup -- himself, the chef darted back into the kitchen and then with a flourish, set down a bowl of freshly grated cheese. Wiping his hands on his apron, he poured me a glass of red wine and then with a broad smile and wink, wished me a "Bon appetit."

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Souped-up CT scans may help speed chest pain diagnosis

 

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millions of people with chest pain enter emergency room limbo, spending up to 24 hours waiting for tests to tell whether a heart attack really is brewing or it's something less dire.

 

A computerized heart scan may start easing the wait, giving doctors a faster picture of clogged arteries to help determine who can go home -- within just four hours -- and who needs more care.

 

If these souped-up CT scans pan out -- and major studies of several thousand chest-pain sufferers are to begin soon -- they may do more than send the worried well home faster.

 

"To be able to show the patient what's going on in their arteries is very powerful," says Dr. James Goldstein of William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

 

He's finding that the 3-D pictures of gunk-filled arteries can motivate patients to change their heart-risky behaviors better than lecturing them about high blood pressure or cholesterol.

 

On the other side, when arteries look clean, "you can say the chance that this patient would have any cardiac event in the next five years will be very, very low," adds Dr. Udo Hoffmann of Massachusetts General Hospital. "If they come back a week later with chest pain, you know it's not the heart."

Diagnosis is tough

 

Sudden chest pain sends about 6 million people to U.S. emergency rooms every year. It's the most common symptom of a heart attack, but a maddening symptom, too -- because half the time it signals something other than heart disease, and telling the difference can be tough.

 

The dilemma starts with describing the pain. The classic "elephant on my chest" sensation isn't what everyone experiences. Some feel not pain but a tightening of the chest. Others feel pain in the arm, neck or jaw. Some people say it felt like they had a toothache before their heart attack; others felt nausea.

 

"Trying to sort out whether there's a life-threatening heart problem based on symptoms alone is difficult," explains Goldstein. "Sometimes it seems obvious, and you're wrong. Sometimes the symptoms are unimpressive, and you're wrong. The implications of missing the diagnosis are disastrous."

 

An electrocardiogram, or EKG, sometimes catches a heart attack in progress, or an artery so unstable that one's imminent.

 

But at least half the time, early tests are inconclusive and patients are admitted to the hospital for repeat EKGs, blood tests and other checks that can last 24 hours -- and eventually rule out a heart attack two-thirds of the time. Patient anxiety aside, the tab for all that testing surpasses $10 billion annually.

 

Worse are those whose heart attacks are missed, between 2 percent and 8 percent of patients who are sent home too soon.

 

Cardiac catheterization -- threading a probe up into the heart to view the inside of arteries -- or stressing the heart with exercise can provide a faster answer, but both are risky so doctors until now have stuck with the wait-and-see approach.

 

Enter CT angiography. Doctors inject patients with a dye to illuminate artery walls. Then newer machines called 64-slice CT scanners use computerized X-rays to measure both rock-like calcium and soft fatty blockages inside arteries. Within 30 minutes, the 3-D images can show whether arteries are narrowed, and how much.

Faster results

 

Beaumont researchers studied 197 chest pain sufferers considered at low risk of a heart attack, giving half the souped-up CT scan. The noninvasive test either ruled in or ruled out heart disease in 75 percent, helping to decide who really needed to be hospitalized 11 hours faster than with routine testing, researchers report in this week's Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

 

Don't reserve the souped-up CTs for low-risk patients, says Mass General's Hoffmann. He tested the scans in 103 patients, 14 of whom had either a full heart attack or a dangerous condition called unstable angina. The CT scans correctly spotted blocked arteries in those patients, and correctly cleared others who had no or minimal clogs, he reported last fall in the journal Circulation.

 

So who should get the scans? Hoffmann and the Beaumont group both are preparing larger studies to try to settle that, and to tell whether CT angiography improves patients' outcomes or just speeds the diagnosis.

 

Finding clean arteries or very blocked ones makes for an easy diagnosis. But if the clog is medium-sized, is it causing the chest pain and does it need immediate treatment? A CT alone won't be enough to tell, notes Hoffmann.

 

Nor is even this noninvasive test risk-free. CT scans do involve radiation, and the injectible dye isn't for people with kidney disease.

 

While some hospitals already are using the CTs to diagnose chest pain, "most physicians at this time are not familiar with a cardiac CT and what it means," Hoffmann cautions.

 

For now, just insisting on a thorough check may be the best consumer advice. A disturbing new study of more than 7,000 emergency room visits found black people and women were less likely to get even that first-step EKG than other chest-pain sufferers. The study couldn't explain the disparity, but lead researcher Liliana Pezzin of the Medical College of Wisconsin suspects harried workers in overcrowded ERs were too quick to assume another cause.

 

"Be your own advocate," Pezzin says. "Say, 'I need to be tested."'

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. - In the science wing at Enterprise High School, students huddled in the protection of an interior hallway, joking around, thinking about how hungry they were and hoping they would get a half-day off.

 

"We'll get out of school early. We'll go home," Marisa Younanian, 17, remembers thinking. "It didn't quite turn out that way."

 

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Loose was a survivor of third hall, where chunks of the concrete roof killed the eight other students around her.

 

Speaking from her hospital bed Friday, Loose tried to recall the deadly afternoon before.

 

Unlike Marisa Younanian and the others in the science wing, Loose and her friends never saw the storm coming. But when it struck the wind was so strong it pushed them down the hallway. She said her teacher jumped on top of her and another student, shielding them with her body.

 

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She thinks she was hit by a brick.

 

She was trapped under two pieces of metal, which two boys moved to free her from the heap of debris. The gash on her leg â۠"You can see the bone," she said â۠ran from her ankle to the bottom of her knee.

 

"I thought I was going to die because there was so much blood. I just wanted to get out and call my parents," Loose said.

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"Historians have really looked at it thoroughly and don't feel that there's any possibility anything else is in there that was not recorded," said Mark Wilde-Ramsing, director of the Queen Anne's Revenge Project. "And the artifacts continue to support it."

 

Wilde-Ramsing said a coin weight recovered last fall bearing a likeness of Britain's Queen Anne and a King George cup, both dated before the shipwreck, further bolster their position.

 

 

So far, only 15 percent of shipwreck recovered

 

So far, about 15 percent of the shipwreck has been recovered including jewelry, dishes and thousands of other artifacts. The items are being preserved and studied at a lab at East Carolina University, and eventually more will become available for the public to view, Claggett said.

 

Nearly 2 million people have viewed shipwreck artifacts since 1998, including at a permanent exhibit at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort and at a maritime museum in Paris, project officials said.

 

Researchers shared some of their findings Friday at the North Carolina Museum of History. They said studying the artifacts will provide insight into the era's naval technology, slave trade and pirate life.

 

Blackbeard, whose real name was widely believed to be Edward Teach or Edward Thatch, settled in Bath and received a governor's pardon. Some experts believe he grew bored with land life and returned to piracy.

 

He was killed by volunteers from the Royal Navy in November 1718 -- five months after the ship thought to be Queen Anne's Revenge sank.

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HELENA, Montana (AP) -- A man buried by an avalanche for almost eight hours emerged with little more than scratches after a relative found him using a probe.

 

Ryan Roberts, 34, said Friday he was astonished he survived the avalanche, which occurred about 4 p.m. Thursday while snowmobiling with an uncle and friend in Flathead National Forest's Jewel Basin near Kalispell. He was found shortly before midnight. Neither of his companions was caught in the avalanche.

 

"I guess I was just allowed to live another day," Roberts said in a telephone interview after his release from Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

 

Roberts said he tried to outrun the avalanche by driving his snowmobile at about 80 mph, but leaped off the machine as it sped toward trees.

 

He said he tumbled downhill and was buried face-up by about 4 feet of snow. After it became apparent that he could not move, Roberts said, he tried to remain calm and accept what he thought was his fate.

 

He said he remembered thinking, "Well, I'm going to die."

 

Roberts believes he passed out about five minutes later.

 

His companions began searching for Roberts immediately, and called for help after two hours. About 18 family members and friends, and a Flathead County Sheriff's Department team searched for Roberts for hours, to no avail.

 

Dan Root, a distant cousin, said he reached the scene shortly before midnight and didn't expect to find Roberts alive.

 

"I parked my sled, got my probe out and walked up the hill about 5 or 6 feet and hit" Roberts with the probe, Root said. "I probed him the first time."

 

After he was dug out, Roberts was taken by snowmobile to the hospital 20 miles away. His wife, Billie, said his temperature at the hospital Friday morning was 90 degrees.

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Ammo, weapons, tunnel found in California home

 

NORCO, California (AP) -- More than 1 million rounds of ammunition, a cache of weapons and a tunnel were found at a man's home after an explosive fire that forced a neighborhood evacuation, authorities said Friday.

 

Crews worked to fortify the tunnel, which measured 5 feet wide by 8 feet long, to ensure it was safe. It appeared to be at least 10 feet deep and led into a backyard, authorities said.

 

The fire Thursday afternoon at the home in Norco, about 45 miles east of Los Angeles, caused some of the ammunition to explode.

 

The man tried to run back into the house after firefighters arrived and had to be restrained by sheriff's deputies, Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Juan Zamora said.

 

After the blaze was extinguished, crews discovered metal and wooden boxes of ammunition for shotguns, small handguns and assault rifles.

 

On Friday, sheriff's deputies and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives combed the house for evidence.

 

Dozens of metal and cardboard boxes filled with ammunition for shotguns, small handguns and assault rifles sat in a driveway. Two of the assault rifles were illegal, Zamora said.

 

The man had no permit for 75 pounds of black gunpowder that was also recovered, Zamora said.

 

No arrests had been made. The man, whose identity was not released, was taken to a hospital where he will receive a psychological evaluation, Zamora said.

 

Last April, authorities said they found more than 1,300 weapons and 89,000 rounds of ammunition in the San Bernardino County home of a man who claimed to belong to a militant group with aims to overthrow Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Robert Ferro of Upland faces counts of unlawfully owning and failing to register guns.

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DANVILLE, Vermont (AP) -- Jane Larrabee hadn't had to shovel snow off the roof of her cottage in three years, until a big storm socked Vermont on Valentine's Day.

 

Maple sugar maker Burr Morse, Jr., can no longer predict when the sap will start running in his farm's 3,000 maple trees. In recent years, warm weather has tricked trees into believing it's springtime, prompting runs in January instead of March.

 

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Historically, winter arrives here well before the calendar says it does, with ski resorts opening in mid-November and staying open through April. But warm weather on both ends of the season spelled trouble last year, with rains washing out trails last spring and 40-degree weather forcing ski resorts to postpone their openings.

 

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Cabin fever in reverse

 

All the inconsistency has had an effect on people and tradition. For some, it's like cabin fever -- in reverse.

 

"I'm an outdoorsy person, very physical," said Ray. "To me, winter is outdoor snow activities. This year, it's been heartbreaking for me."

 

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Drew, a New Hampshire native, said the winters he remembers from growing up in the North Conway area were more severe than what he's seen the last few years further north, but he's not convinced global warming is to blame.

 

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Golfing in January in Maine

 

This year, people were golfing in December and January in Maine.

 

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