January 20, 2014 |
After 31 months of electronic slumber, the Rosetta spacecraft awoke to a pre-programmed alarm Monday and signaled anxious ground controllers that it had indeed woken up on schedule. "This was one alarm clock not to hit snooze on," said Fred Jansen, manager of the European Space Agency 's Rosetta mission. "After a tense day we are absolutely delighted to have our spacecraft awake and back online. " (Watch an animated video of the wake-up sequence here .) PHOTOS: Amazing images from space Rosetta and its on-board lander, Philae, are scheduled to become the first-ever probes to attempt a landing on the surface of a comet this November.
December 4, 2013 |
A judge's ruling Tuesday that the city of Detroit's bankruptcy case may go forward - and that its pension obligations are not entitled to special protection but can be reduced, along with other debts - sends a chilly message to workers in California, where Stockton and San Bernardino are moving through the Chapter 9 bankruptcy process and other cities are struggling with their costs and revenues. The decision makes it clear, if it wasn't previously, that the promise of full retirement pay for municipal employees is directly dependent on the continuing solvency and sound financial planning and management of cities.
November 2, 2013 |
UCLA's Devin Fuller is rapidly becoming a receiver who will keep defensive coordinators up at night. Fuller, a sophomore, had his best game since coming to UCLA in the Bruins' 45-23 victory over Colorado on Saturday. He left vapor trails on a 76-yard touchdown pass, which shook the offense out of its doldrums, and later had a six-yard touchdown reception and an eight-yard run It was his first multi-touchdown game for Fuller. And he had a big hand in UCLA's first three touchdown drives.
October 6, 2013 |
Question: A majority of homeowners were instrumental in getting me elected to the board in order to correct problems created by management and certain directors. Determined to change things, these owners were going to meetings, voicing their opinions and complaints right up to the night I got elected. After my election, none of these owners attended board meetings anymore. On close inspection of books and records there's been indescribable waste, fraud and corruption with ongoing directors complicit with management.
September 16, 2013 |
A resurrected Revolutionary War hero, a double-ax-wielding horseman (headless), ghost trees, Colonial witches, horned beasts, ancient priests, a sassy female cop and at least one Starbucks joke? Long before Tom Mison's fit and dashing Ichabod Crane got around to mentioning (oh yes, he did) the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, I was hopelessly, hopefully hooked on "Sleepy Hollow," Fox's new literate if historically zany spook-fest of a police procedural. Too much going on in the pilot, you say?
July 17, 2013 |
ORLANDO, Fla. - Civil rights leaders at the NAACP national convention Wednesday - Martin Luther King III and the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton - called the acquittal in 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's slaying a setback for race relations - and the audience agreed. In separate speeches to the gathering of several thousand, and in interviews, the trio called for an end to racial profiling and to Florida's "stand your ground" self-defense law. Some in attendance murmured, "That's right" or "Amen.