Archive for September 7th, 2021

September 7th, 2021 - 5:37 pm § in Law and Courts

Do you know this suspect?

She’s wanted by Lincoln, Nebraska, police for assaulting and harassing a woman shopper and her 13-year-old daughter at a Super Saver store on September 3, 2021 (more details here). If you can identify her, or witnessed this incident, or can help authorities prosecute this case and put her in j[...]

September 7th, 2021 - 5:14 pm § in Politics

GOP candidate wants reparations for slave owners

Larry Elder, a Los Angeles radio talk show host (bio here), probably won’t be governor of California even though he’s the leading GOP candidate to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, in the September 20, 2021, recall election. (Read story here.) He’s well behind Newsom in polls,[...]

September 7th, 2021 - 4:40 pm § in Misc., Science

A primer on amateur astronomy

In the beginning, the night sky was full of holes, or pixie dust, or whatever. At some time in the distant past, I have no idea when, somebody figured out what stars are. It took longer to realize how far away they are. People began getting a closer look at them, and the planets, beginning […[...]

September 7th, 2021 - 3:12 pm § in Misc.

Looking for Super Pluto

A pair of serious professional astronomers, working at CalTech, believe there’s a big planet — a gas giant like the other planets beyond Mars — way out there somewhere. Their math says so. Planetary objects have gravity. They pull on other objects in space. (Think moons.) The exist[...]

September 7th, 2021 - 12:54 pm § in America, Law and Courts

Remember Gitmo?

You remember what “Gitmo” is, and who’s there, right? Okay, let’s review. “Gitmo” is shorthand for the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It houses terrorists, including detainees from the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. It’s still in opera[...]