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Thursday, April 08, 2004

Idaho: Boise--The City Council rejected an appeal by a Kansas church to erect in a city park a monument decrying homosexuality. Preacher Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church said the city couldn't deny his request because the city had already endorsed a religious monument. However, city officials moved a 1-ton Ten Commandments marker out of the park last month.

Minnesota: Stillwater--Some gays and lesbians are boycotting the town because of Sen. Michele Bachmann's stand on gay marriage. Bachmann proposed a measure that would let voters decide whether to amend the state constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Bachmann invited supporters of the proposal to visit Stillwater this weekend.
From the History News Network:

Why Jesus Is Becoming More Macho
Public Release: 8-Apr-2004
Temperamental cattle make tough steaks, first U.S. study shows
Temperamental cattle make tough steaks, according to a researcher with the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.

Public Release: 8-Apr-2004
Web-based program calculates effects of an Earth impact
UA scientists launch an easy-to-use, web-based program that tells you how an asteroid or comet collision with Earth will affect your spot on the globe by calculating several environmental consequences of its impact.

I love this sentence:
"Dinosaurs living in Houston would have heard the Chicxulub impact as loud as heavy traffic and basked in 30 mph winds."

Public Release: 8-Apr-2004
Oldest known evidence of cat taming found in Cyprus, researchers report in Science
Around 9,500 years ago, a human, a cat and a rich variety of offerings were buried together on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Scientists have now discovered the remains of this burial, believed to be the oldest known evidence of a special friendship between humans and cats. This news release is also available in French.
From Google News:
Greenland Melt May Swamp LA, Other Cities, Study Says
National Geographic - 4 hours ago
"A one-meter [three-foot] sea level rise would submerge a substantial amount of Bangladesh," Jonathan Gregory, the study's lead author and a climate scientist at the University of Reading in England, said in a telephone interview.
Catastrophe alert over melting ice from Greenland The Times, UK (subscription)
Global warming 'could melt Greenland ice cap' The Age
Pravda - Guardian - Independent - New Scientist - and 37 related

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