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Breaking News: A space shuttle has been destroyed by a meteor shower, killing everyone on board. According to NORAD, Denver and other parts of the world are in the midst of a major meteorite shower. Scientists at NASA have just learned that a large asteroid will collide with Earth in only 18 days. Basically, folks, our planet will be destroyed.
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Is it Hollywood hype, or do Americans have a fascination or fear or both that someday a remnant from the solar system the size of a football field will plummet to Earth at lightening speed and destroy us all? To better understand the “sky is falling” spectacle, read on.
FIRST, A FEW DEFINITIONS Meteor: bits of space debris coming from the solar system that fall through the earth’s atmosphere. Meteor is the term used for the actual streaks of light that can be seen in the sky as the debris enters the atmosphere. Meteor is from the Greek word “meteoron,” which means a “phenomenon in the sky.” Meteor Shower: a number of meteors radiating from one point in the sky. They’re caused by a stream of meteoroids. Meteoroid: the small rocky debris that is “flying around” in space or the atmosphere. Meteorite: a piece of rock that is strong and large enough to survive the journey through space and then land on the surface of Earth. Stony meteorites make up about 93 percent of all meteorites found on Earth. They can be divided into chondrites and achondrites. Chondrites are made up of the same dust and debris that formed the earth at the beginning of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago. Achondrites have been geologically processed. Meteorites are smaller
than asteroids or comets. Asteroid: small planetary bodies that revolve around the sun. Scientists state that most asteroids are located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter – the asteroid belt. They vary in size. According to NASA, more than 200 asteroids are larger than 60 miles in diameter in the “belt.” More than 750,000 asteroids in the belt have diameters larger than 3/5 of a mile. There are millions of smaller ones. Comet: an icy body that releases gas or dust. Comets travel around the sun in long, oval orbits. The center of the comet is a ball of ice and rocky dust particles (resembling a dirty snowball). The ice is mainly frozen water but can include other frozen substances like ammonia, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and methane.
METEORITES FOR SALE AND OTHER PHENOMENA • A meteoroid heading toward Earth can be redirected by exploding a nuclear device near it. The radiation “pulse” from the explosion pushes the meteorite off course. • Some meteoroids enter the Earth’s atmosphere at 130,000 mph. • Meteorites contain the oldest known rocks in the solar system. • In 1985, a study by the science journal “Nature” concluded that the rate of a meteorite hitting humans was .0055 per year – once in every 180 years. • As many as four billion meteoroids fall to Earth each day – most are very tiny.
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• In 2004, a 30-foot wide meteoroid hit the atmosphere over Antarctica and left 2 million lbs. of dust in its wake – enough to affect the climate on the other side of the planet. • More than 24,000 meteorites have landed on Earth, but only 34 are believed to have originated on Mars. • The International Space Station is covered with a foot-thick layer of Kevlar to protect it from an estimated 100,000 meteoroids that have or will hit the station. • When a meteorite is found, the Antarctic Search for Meteorites team records its location, size, color, amount of fusion crust, probable type and anything else of importance. Meteorites collected by the ANSMET team in Antarctica are packed in dry ice to mimic conditions in the field and shipped to the Antarctic Meteorite Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. • Meteorites are for sale on eBay.
FROM THE SKY TO FAME There are a few meteors, comets and asteroids that are stars in their own right. Perseid meteors are fast, entering Earth’s atmosphere at about 133,200 mph. Most are the size of sand grains; some are as big as peas or marbles. Almost none of these hit the ground. The Perseids come from the debris of the comet Swift-Tuttle, which is the largest object that is known to make repeated passes near Earth. Its nucleus is about 6 miles, which is the size that wiped
Rumors of comets hitting Earth were fueled in the early 1990s by astronomer Brian Marsden, who determined that SwiftTuttle could hit Earth. Further observation concluded it could not happen. However, Marsden predicted that the comet and Earth could experience a near miss in the year 3044.
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The Swift-Tuttle was first discovered in 1862 and last viewed in 1992, seen only through binoculars. It is due to return in 2126 and hopefully observers will be able to see it via the naked eye.
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Hoba is the largest meteorite ever found on Earth. It is made of iron and weighs more than 60 tons. It was discovered in 1920 near a farm in Namibia in South Africa. Although it was huge, it didn’t create a crater in the earth’s surface. It entered the earth’s atmosphere at a shallow angle, supposedly slowed by the atmospheric drag.
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The largest meteorite ever discovered in the United States is the Willamette meteorite, now housed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The meteorite, found in Oregon, weighs about 32,000 lbs. or 15.5 tons and is more than 91 percent iron and 8 percent nickel, with traces of cobalt and phosphorus. It is 10 feet tall by 6.5 wide and 4.25 feet deep.
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Halley’s Comet has been known since 240 BC, at least. It was seen in 1066 AD before the Battle of Hastings. Edmund Halley calculated its orbit; thus, the name. Halley’s showed up brightly in 1834 and 1910. In 1986, five spacecraft from the USSR, Japan and Europe were launched to meet up
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Meteors... Continued from Page 3 with Halley’s Comet. One of NASA’s deep space satellites was redirected to monitor the solar wind upstream from Halley. Halley’s Comet is one of only three that has been monitored by spacecraft. Its nucleus measures about 10 by 5 by 5 miles. Ceres was the first asteroid discovered and is the largest in the main asteroid belt. A monk in Italy, Guiseppe Piazzi, discovered the asteroid. Ceres is named after the Roman goddess of the harvest, of growing plants and motherly love. Astronomers have said that Ceres’ interior is loaded with frozen water. It is 580 miles in diameter – about the size of Texas – and accounts for 25 percent of the asteroid belt’s total mass.
METEOR SHOWERS Leonids is the largest meteor shower known. The Leonids shower is debris from the comet 55P/Temple-Tuttle. The comet returns to the vicinity of the earth every 33 years, but its effects vary. In 1966, this meteor shower measured 150,000 (40 per second) over two hours – the heaviest shower ever recorded. In February 1998, the comet TempelTuttle crossed Earth’s orbit again and the Leonids were highly anticipated. Scientists expected a great showing, but it was light – about 1,000 meteors per hour.
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“Check em’ out” she says. She also added the following, “Goodbye, I love you all, and I’ll miss you!” We’ll miss you too Deb, we’ll miss you too.
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9. GEOGRAPHY: What did the African nation of Burkina Faso used to be called? 10. RELIGION: What was Pope John Paul II’s real name?
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1. Name two of the six bands Rod Stewart was with before he went solo. 2. In 1973, an album came out in gold vinyl. Name the group and the album? 3. Which artist released “What’s Going On?” and when? 4. Which 1950s heartthrob was responsible for hits such as “De De Dinah,” “You Excite Me” and “Venus”? 5. Name the artist who released “Lightnin’ Strikes.” 6. “Gloria,” “Redondo Beach” and “Birdland” all came from which Patti Smith album? (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.
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New DVD Releases for Week of August 30, 2010 PICKS OF THE WEEK Unless you’re champing at the bit to get “Marmaduke” on DVD, there really aren’t any notable movie releases this week. However, we are on the cusp of Back to School season, so to get you in the mood, here’s a list of some of classic school movies you might want to revisit: “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” (Unrated) -- Robert Donat won the Best Actor Oscar in 1939
(beating out James Stewart, Clark Gable and Laurence Olivier) for his performance as the headmaster of an English boarding school. “Goodbye Mr. Chips” tells the story of Mr. Chipping, spanning his 50 years at the ﬁctional school, from his ﬁrst day as an unsure Latin teacher to a wizened old headmaster beloved by thousands. The enchanting Greer Garson made her ﬁrst ﬁlm appearance as Chipping’s young wife, who tragically dies in childbirth. Although the ﬁlm can be a little heavy-handed with sentimentality, it is a heartwarming and entertaining movie from Hollywood’s Golden Age that still holds up today. “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (Rated R) -- Before John Hughes showed up and ruined the teen movie genre (yeah, I said it!), there was “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” -- a ﬁlm more true-to-life than anything that hack ever churned out. It also launched the careers of Cameron Crowe, Amy Heckerling, Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold and Jennifer Jason Leigh. And let’s face it, most guys from my generation saw that movie at least 10 times just for that scene
with Phoebe Cates coming out of the swimming pool wearing that awesome red bikini. “Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” (Rated PG) -The Ramones bring down Vince Lombardi High School with the Power of Their Rock in this low-budget Roger Corman cult classic. The acting is horrible, the jokes are cheesy, but it doesn’t matter. The movie has such a frantic, anarchic energy to it that you can’t stop watching. “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (Rated R) -- The movie that spawned a thousand highschool cafeteria food ﬁghts and made John Belushi a movie star, “Animal House” is the greatest college comedy ever made. Its story about a fraternity of losers, slobs and outcasts getting revenge on the snooty rich kids has been used as a template for hundreds of ﬁlms ever since. “Back to School” (Rated PG-13) -- How can I do a Back to School feature and NOT include this Rodney Dangerﬁeld comedy classic?
Rodney stars as Thornton Melon, a rich guy who returns to college in order to get closer to his son. He’s so rich he gets NASA and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. to do his homework for him. But Melon’s hijinks have a price, and he learns there are some things money can’t buy.
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TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS 1. Central 2. Hidden 3. Fish 4. Nostromo 5. Daughters of the American Revolution 6. George Harrison 7. Eight years 8. A fraction where the numerator is greater than or equal to its denominator. 9. Upper Volta 10. Karol Wojtyla
SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Tommy Harper had 54 stolen bases in 1973. 2. False. He was tied for third with teammate Don Drysdale (1,910), behind Bob Gibson (2,071) and Jim Bunning (2,019). 3. Art Schlichter, in 1978. 4. John Lucas had 14 assists in a quarter for San Antonio in 1984. 5. Finland’s Teemu Selanne, with 37 points (20 goals, 17 assists). 6. Three times, with a ﬁfth-place ﬁnish in 2004 and 2006. 7. The Australian Open in 2003.
FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. Five Dimensions, The Hoochie Coochie Men, Soul Agents, Shotgun Express, The Jeff Beck Group and Faces. Stewart went solo in late 1969 with his first album, “An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down,” released in the U.S. as “The Rod Stewart Album.” 2. Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re An American Band.” The album was the band’s first under its shortened name, “Grand Funk.” 3. Marvin Gaye, in 1971. The song topped the R&B charts and hit No. 2 on the pop charts. 4. Frankie Avalon. He started performing at the age of 12. 5. Lou Christie, in 1965. Of all of Christie’s singles, it’s the only one that hit No. 1. 6. Her ﬁrst album, “Horses,” in 1975.
AUGUST 30, 2010 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This could be the time to try soothing whatever bad feelings might be lingering ‘twixt and among colleagues, friends or family members. But be sure you do so without favoring any side. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An idea is only an idea until you put that clever Bovine mind to work to develop it from concept to substance. This could lead to something rewarding, both emotionally and monetarily. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The early part of the week could have some disconcerting moments, but approaching them with a calm, unruffled attitude goes a long way toward helping to get things nicely settled down. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Getting used to change continues to mark much of the week. But accepting what you have to do makes adapting that much easier. A welcome visitor could turn up sooner than expected. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Learning how to live with a decision is a challenge, but one you Leos and Leonas could really enjoy. You’ll also be pleased to see your social life take that upsurge you’ve been hoping for. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Use your perceptive Virgo instinct to help you see the positive aspects of what, at first, appears to be a disappointment. You could find that it proves to be quite the contrary.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Before you seek the advice of colleagues about a potential career move, you might be better off getting counsel from someone who won’t be affected by the choices you make. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) It can be a challenging week for some relationships if the normal give-and-take flow changes with one side doing most of the giving and the other the taking. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A new opportunity could bring with it much anticipation along with some anxiety. Take time to sort out your options as well as your emotional considerations. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Are you sure you have all the facts you need to let that matter move to another level? Don’t be rushed into a decision unless and until you feel it’s the right thing to do. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Pace yourself as you prepare to take on that more demanding project. Be careful not to let your energy reserves drain away. Take time to relax with people close to you. BORN THIS WEEK: You have the ability to see both sides of a situation. You would do well as a counselor or a judge.
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#11 Family Room Addition Average return at resale: 83 percent
The average family room addition costs $54,464 and adds $45,458 at resale, a recoup rate of 83 percent. A sunroom counts in the home's square footage only when the room is heated and cooled for year-round use. An addition shouldn't be obvious. Make sure it has an open transition. A wider interior doorway and more substantial steps visually connect the addition to the rest of the house.
#12 Bonus Room Updates Average return at resale: 72.8 percent
Converting a 12x12 bonus room into a home office costs on average $13,143 and brings in $9,569 at closing. Budget $2,500 for the mini-kitchen. Adding a full bath costs an average of $22,977 nationally. You'll average $19,850 back if you sell, a recoup rate of 86.4%. Return rates go above 100% in big cities like NY, San Francisco, Orlando, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
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For only $25, freshen the living room walls with a coat of paint in a light, neutral color. On average, quality hardwood flooring ranges from $3$8 per square foot. Sanding hardwoods is $1 to $1.50 a foot. If you have carpet in the living room, either have it professionally cleaned ($100$150) or replaced if it's torn, stained or has an unrelenting odor (on average $10-$30 per square foot).
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n Labor Day, we celebrate the achievements of the American worker. As someone who works hard yourself, you can appreciate this holiday. And, of course, you hope your efforts will eventually result in achieving your important goals, such as college for your children or a comfortable retirement. But if youâ€™re going to turn these objectives into reality, your money needs to work as hard as you do. What steps can you take to help make sure your money is working hard for you? For starters, consider keeping the money you may need in the near future in investments that pay minimal rates of return. These investments can offer you liquidity â€” in other words, itâ€™s no problem to get at your money when you need it. But you can find some investments that offer liquidity and can pay a more attractive rate of return â€” investments that may work harder for you. Another reason you may keep money in a low-rate investment is that such investments typically offer greater protection of principal than an investment such as a stock. And this is certainly true, because stock prices will always fluctuate, and the return of your principal is not guaranteed. Nonetheless, stocks have historically offered returns that have been higher than the inflation rate, although as youâ€™ve no doubt heard, past performance is not a guarantee of future results. And if your investments do not keep up with inflation, you could lose significant purchas-
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f you are seriously thinking about getting divorced, what steps can you take to start preparing? Assuming minor children are not involved, your financial security should be your primary focus. Once you are divorced, are you going to be able to support yourself, or are you going to need help? If you are going to need help, is your spouse going to be able to provide it? As is the case with all financial matters, it is important to be organized and disciplined. Your divorce will probably be the biggest business transaction you will ever be involved in. You should have a good idea of how things will look after the transaction is completed. Create a budget to determine your future financial needs. A good way to do this is to download the sworn financial statement (SFS) from the Colorado Courts website (go to self-help forms, domestic). Each party in a divorce cases is required to file a sworn financial statement with the Court. The SFS is also an excellent budgeting tool for planning pur-
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Monument Art Hop Third Thursdays of each month May through September 5:00 - 8:00 pm The galleries, restaurants and boutiques of historic downtown Monument stay open until 8:00pm for a celebration featuring art openings and other special events. Visit www.monumentarthop.org for more information including monthly shows and events.
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Labor Day Weekend End of Summer Bash Southwinds Fine Art Studio Gallery, 16575 Roller Coaster Road September 3, 4, 5 - 10 am to 8 pm This is a come one, come all family event with free food, LIVE MUSIC, fun and door prizes. We will be serving hot dogs and brats during each day. Come on out and enjoy a day of art while also satisfying your hunger. Southwinds Fine Art, 16575 Roller Coaster Road, corner of Baptist/ Hodgen Road and Roller Coaster Road. 719 481-6157. More details cal! l Michael Couillard 719 651-7722
Open House. Tri Lakes Women’s Club Thursday, September 9 - 4pm to 7pm At the Tri Lakes Center for the Arts, 305 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Join us to learn about our organization, our fund-raising efforts and our many contributions to the community. Wine and snacks will be provided. Call 719-6501397.
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Women’s Breakfast Event - Choosing To Be Beautiful Saturday, September 18 - 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Tri-Lakes Incubator - 14960 Woodcarver Rd., Monument How your whole image affects your attitude. Tips for dressing and accessorizing with style/Strategies for speaking with conﬁdence/Color and makeup tips to enhance your natural beauty/ How you can exude confidence and poise/Secrets of lasting, true beauty. Tickets: $25.00 includes a full breakfast / $30.00 after September 8th Registration: Online at www.CrossingYourBridge.com
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Douglas County Events Center 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock, CO September 11th & 12th -10:00 Am - 4:00 PM 34 of the very best antique dealers from many states plus Authors of renown Glassware Books, Randy & Debbie Coe, Show features American made home decor, glass, dinnerware and pottery of previous years spanning predepression, depression era, mid-century and modernism periods.Hourly door prize certiﬁcates, antique glass reference l! ibrary, glass identiﬁcation. Douglas County Events Center - 500 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock, CO (Exit 181) Sept 11 & 12th 10:00AM - 4:00PM Admission $4 Free Parking
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poses. The SFS will tell you how much you will need to cover your projected expenses. You can then use the form to estimate your spouse’s future needs and financial resources.
debt or joint accounts with your ex-spouse after the divorce. Keep in mind that there are certain actions you can take before the divorce is filed that are subject to an automatic temporary injunction after the case is filed. For example, after the divorce is filed, your ability to transfer or dispose of marital property is restricted, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life, unless you get your spouse’s consent or a Court order.
Educate yourself about the process and your prospects. Knowledge is power! There is a lot of information available, especially on the internet. Try to be objective about your situation. Don’t put a lot of faith in stories you hear from others about their divorce. Each case is different. No one is exactly like you. After you have acquired some useful knowledge, you may want to consult with a family law attorney to make sure that you understand what you are getting into. Get a job! It is likely that you are going to have to contribute to your own support. If you are unemployed or underemployed, get going! Take an inventory of your skills. Think about what you enjoy doing. Let folks know you are looking for work. Start taking care of the nuts and bolts of being single again. Do you have credit in your own name? If you don’t, get some. Do you have accounts in your sole name? If not, open some. Download your credit report and get to work. Get rid of unnecessary credit cards. Close as many joint accounts as you can, including bank accounts. You don’t want to have joint
If divorce is unavoidable, start your preparation. The more work you put into it, the better the results. This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice about your case.
Chris Meyer is an attorney practicing family law in Northern El Paso County. Chris’ law practice is limited to domestic relations cases. Chris has been practicing law since 1977. He is a former prosecutor and is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Florida, California and Wisconsin. Chris can be contacted at 719-488-9395. Chris’s website (www.cmeyerlaw. com) has additional divorce and family law information and many other articles.
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