Thursday, March 30, 2006
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Expect an Eclipse and an Occultation
Two big skywatching events occur this week:
-- A total eclipse of the sun will sweep across parts of Africa, Turkey, and Asia on March 29 (but will only be visible in North America via Webcast). Watch it online from 5AM to 6:15AM ET. Visit space.aol.com for eclipse photos after the event.
-- The moon will occult the Pleiades star cluster out of sight during and after dusk on April 1 (no fooling!). We've got charts and viewing tips.
- Get a Calendar of Celestial Events
- More Space News, Photos and Videos
- Students: Master Numbers with Math Mastery
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Even if you only have a small telescope, here's an event you can enjoy. Stay up late and try to find 25 star clusters, nebulae and galaxies in one night, March 25-26. Get viewing details and printable sky charts.
- Get a Calendar of Celestial Events
- Students: Master Numbers with Math Mastery
Date: 03/22/06 09:44:53
Subject: [UNA-News] Remove Jackson's Home from the Trail Of Tears Petition
Remove Jackson's Home from the Trail Of Tears
View Current Signatures - Sign the Petition << sign here!
To: U.S. Congress We, The descendants of the Native Peoples of the South Eastern United States, and all people of like morals, find your inclusion of Jackson's Hermitage Home into the "National Trail of Tears" any thing but honorable to the aforementioned People. Your statement that this is your way to honor the genocidal removal of our People, is offensive, disrespectful, and a blatant slap in the face to ALL the "Original" inhabitants of this land, America, that you now call yours. We insist that you remove the idea, content, and any other reference of this Man, unless it is to publicly tell the truth about his role in the systematic genocide of our People. The only thing that would Honor our Ancestors in a small way, would be for the United States Government to Publicly apologize to ALL Native Peoples for their ill-written history of genocide on Turtle Island, and their involvement, and denial thereof. At best, we would hope that this Congress would begin the healing that is long overdue, by no t incorporating any reference to Jackson, who had more to do with the very source of the events that caused this tragedy of humanity to be called The "Trail Of Tears," in the first place. Many Men, Women, and Children died as a result of his direct involvement, broken promises, and broken Treaties as a representative of this Government....This is akin to Honoring Adolph Hitler at a W.W.II Holocaust Memorial........Please..... Sincerely,
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Oh my, just saw this request!
Yes, we will all send our prayers and light for Marshra!
Peace and blessings for her husband, for you and families,
Ann Little Running Deer
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, anthony strandberg wrote:
> a very close good friend of mine chief running eagle's wife was in car wreck on Friday and is on life support her name is marshra plz get a prayer line going for the recovery. ty al very much. grandfather blessing.
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Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 10:50 AM
Subject: [NativeNews] ICT: Frybread goes global
> Frybread goes global
> Posted: March 21, 2006
> by: Stephanie Woodard
> INTERIOR, S.D. - It's a cold, overcast winter day in South Dakota's rugged
> Badlands, with just enough of a breeze to remind you that between here and
> North Pole there's little more than a few barbed-wire fences. But inside
> offices of frybread mix manufacturer WoodenKnife Co., owner Ansel
> WoodenKnife is
> basking in the glow of warm memories.
> The story started in 1979, when WoodenKnife, Lakota, and his wife, Teresa,
> opened a cafe in the little town of Interior, just 60 miles from where
> grown up on the Rosebud Reservation. Nowadays, they count among their
> some of the nation's biggest corporations. Safeway, Stop & Shop
> Nobel/Sysco Food Services and Wal-Mart purchase WoodenKnife Co.'s frybread
> and/or frozen dough and sell it in almost every state in the nation. In
> years, restaurants, museum stores and gift shops have joined the client
> At the beginning, however, the duo operated a modest restaurant that
> among its offerings Indian tacos, a mix of ground meat, shredded lettuce,
> tomatoes and cheese on a frybread base. Their tacos' popularity was due in
> part to an unusual ingredient in the frybread dough: timpsila, or prairie
> turnip. Thanks to this potato-like root, a longtime Lakota favorite, the
> WoodenKnifes' frybread was naturally sweeter and lighter, yet more
> substantial, than
> other types.
> ''Timpsila acts as a leavening and is what made our frybread so fluffy,''
> said WoodenKnife. ''The recipe was my mother's. She put timpsila in
> Diners flocked to the cafe. Visitors to the nearby Badlands National Park
> dropped by. Singer Tracy Chapman, who has a house in the area, was a
> regular. In
> 1992, movie stars Val Kilmer and Sam Shepherd ate at WoodenKnife Cafe
> every day while shooting ''Thunderheart.'' ''Good Morning America'' and
> Today Show'' broadcast episodes from there. In 2000, star chef Emeril
> shot a Food Network episode at the cafe and put it on the national
> map. It appeared in travel guides.
> As we spoke, WoodenKnife began looking through a big box of guestbooks he
> his wife used to leave out for patrons to sign. ''Here's the president of
> Finland,'' he said, and read: '''The best meal I've had in the United
> States so
> Customers repeatedly asked to buy some of the ever-popular frybread dough
> take home, so the couple decided to create a dry mix and market it. ''We
> started in local grocery stores and grew from there,'' WoodenKnife
> After the Food Network broadcast another episode about WoodenKnife Cafe in
> 2002 - this time praising the frybread mix - the phones started ringing
> immediately. The WoodenKnifes rounded up their daughters, friends and
> to take orders around the clock. ''That was the end of the restaurant. We
> to close it down,'' recalled WoodenKnife. ''Until then, I had no idea of
> power of the media. The episode was broadcast four times. After each
> the phones rang 24 hours a day for a long time.''
> He turned his attention to the frybread products, which are made in an
> automated facility behind the shuttered cafe, now converted to office
> space. He
> still gets calls from former patrons, who ask if he'd consider re-opening
> restaurant. ''I don't see how I can,'' he said. ''Besides, we like having
> weekends free.''
> The company uses thousands of pounds of wheat flour annually; harvesting
> proportional amounts of timpsila from the prairie, as WoodenKnife's
> ancestors did,
> would threaten wild populations of this plant, so he contracts with a farm
> grow virtually all he needs. ''I do buy a few arm's lengths - that's the
> traditional way of measuring braids of timpsila - from families who gather
> he said. ''They rely on the income, and the small amounts they harvest
> wouldn't do any harm.''
> Ask him about the beige-and-blue cardboard container he designed to hold
> and one-half pounds of dry mix, and he reveals a stubborn streak. The
> cardboard is made from recycled paper, the ink has a soy base, the gloss
> cornstarch, and the inner wrapping breaks down in sunlight. He won't print
> any of that
> information on the box, though, despite people advising him to do so as a
> marketing ploy. He's happy to seek out environmentally sound practices, he
> but he's not willing to brag about them - or to risk acting out a
> ''stewards of
> the Earth'' stereotype.
> Plans for the company's expansion include developing mixes for other types
> baked goods and adding military business; the firm has just become a
> Department of Defense contractor. ''The frybread will be a taste of home
> for our
> soldiers overseas,'' said WoodenKnife, whose family has a long warrior
> including several generations in the U.S. Marine Corps.
> WoodenKnife's products may be circling the globe, but his primary concerns
> remain local and imbued with Lakota ethics. He volunteers in the community
> many ways, including as a firefighter, in the school's reading program and
> as a
> Little League coach. He supplies the team's uniforms and equipment.
> ''It's the way we were raised,'' he said. ''Caring for your community is a
> central part of life - a value that comes down to us from long ago.'' For
> about WoodenKnife Co., call (800) 303-2773 or visit
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Friday, March 17, 2006
Thursday, March 16, 2006
WASHINGTON (March 15) - Cosmic nebulae usually look like blobs in space, but astronomers using the Spitzer Space Telescope reported on Wednesday they have found a nebula twisted like the double helix of DNA.
"Nobody has ever seen anything like that before in the cosmic realm," said Mark Morris of the University of California, Los Angeles. Most nebulae are "formless, amorphous conglomerations of dust and gas," Morris said in a statement, adding that this one "indicates a high degree of order."
The discovery of the twisted nebula, which stretches across 80 light-years at the center of the Milky Way, the galaxy that includes Earth, was reported in the current edition of the journal Nature.
A light-year is about 6 trillion miles, the distance light travels in a year.
"We see two intertwining strands wrapped around each other as in a DNA molecule," said Morris, lead author of the Nature article.
DNA, which forms the basic material in chromosomes, has a molecule that looks like a twisted ladder, known as a double helix.
The strands of the nebula may be torqued by twisted magnetic fields at the Milky Way's center, Morris said by telephone.
These magnetic fields are indirectly spawned by the gaping black hole at the galactic heart, he said. Black holes are massive matter-sucking drains in space, pulling in everything around them so powerfully that not even light can escape.
But before the matter falls into the black hole, it swirls around its edges. This rotation twists the magnetic fields, which in turn twist the nebula's strands, Morris said.
The nebula is relatively close to the black hole, just 300 light-years away. Earth is more than 25,000 light-years away.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope detects the infrared energy emitted by objects in space with high sensitivity and resolution, enabling it to clearly see the nebula's distinctive shape.
03/15/06 13:43 EST
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Prayers and tears
I can not stop crying with this one, so much sadness has hit around the world and then Katrina, Yes we have these Tornados each year, And I was driving and dodging in the 2003 tornados but looking now at my neighbors bare foundations, where once wooden homes stood and seeing every little town around me touched in some way or homes flatten just brings me to tears.
Then the crazy stories of tornados like the family came up their basement stairs to sky and all that was left of their upper home was a sink and a dining room table with six chairs around it, all set for dinner!
Was I hit? The baseball size hail beat my home and car like tearing apart a drum, no damage that I can see yet through these tears? Amazing really and once again my little bird I allow to fly free, did her circle dance and song talking to the storm and it moved fast away. The first close call, I had here as I started to take pillows and get under cover, she flew around me in a tight circle around and around and landed on my head and it all went quiet and stopped!! The tornado had suddenly zipped away, the TV News was saying did you see how fast that just moved over there on our weather map!!!! WOW!There are some beliefs and stories I am going to look up about birds and storms.
Yes, my heart goes out to all here! I am lost for words on the hurt and loss, all I can do is pray for them and do my little bit of help in my own way. Yes, they told us to let the pros do their jobs and not get in the way, Sunday night or morning.
Ann Little Running Deer
Monday, March 13, 2006
On Tuesday, March 14 the moon will be full and there will be a slight penumbral lunar eclipse visible from eastern North America from 6:17PM to 7:17PM ET. Get viewing details.
- Learn About Moon Names and More
- Take a Moon Walk Tonight
GALLERY: Storm photos from readers
GALLERY: Aerial photos of storm damage
GALLERY: Storm damage in the Ozarks
PDF DOCUMENT: Report from Missouri Emergency Management Agency
ANIMATION: How a tornado is born
SOUND OFF: Talk about your tornado experience
YOUR PHOTOS: Send us your images from the weekend storms
A LOOK BACK: Remembering the 2003 tornadoes
Tuesday, March 7, 2006
California's coolest tourist attraction is the Monterrey Aquarium. I love our wild places, but this is a great place to visit. They have a new Kelp Forest exhibit, and here's a cool view of it by live web-cam:
Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Take a Tour of the March Sky
Just as March is split between winter and spring, so the March sky is split between winter and spring constellations. Get viewing details and sky charts. Early risers may also see Comet Pojmanski in the morning sky this week.
- Space.aol.com: More news, photos and videos
-AOL EXCLUSIVE: Browse a free digital version of the March/April edition of Night Sky magazine
- Sky charts for March and April
- Mini Messier Marathon story
- Spotlight on Saturn
I just think it is better to receive this too often than not at all. Not having been around much this might already have gone far and wide but just to be on the safe side ... forwarding.
Love and hugs,
PS. Men pass on to the women in your lives!!
I received this from a good Friend at my home addy. I wanted to pass it along to my Care2 site (5 million members) Female Friends too. GOD bless you all.
New kind of Breast Cancer - DO NOT DELETE
Please forward to all of the women in your lives -- Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, friends, etc.
In November, a rare kind of breast cancer was found. A lady developed a rash on her breast, similar to that of young mothers who are nursing.
Because her mammogram had been clear, the doctor treated her with antibiotics for infections. After 2 rounds, it continued to get worse, so her doctor sent her for another mammogram. This time it showed a mass.
Abiopsy found a fast growing malignancy. Chemo was started in order to shrink the growth; then a mastectomy was performed; then a full round! of Chemo; then radiation. After about 9 months of intense treatment, she was given a clean bill of health.
She had one year of living each day to its fullest! Then the cancer returned to the liver area. She took 4 treatments and decided that she wanted quality of life, not the after effects of Chemo She had 5 great months and she planned each detail of the final days. After a few days of needing morphine, she died. She left this message to be delivered to women everywhere.
Women, PLEASE be alert to anything that is not normal, and be persistent in getting help as soon as possible.
Paget's Disease: This is a rare form of breast cancer, and is on the out side of the breast, on the nipple and aureole. It appeared as a rash, which later became a lesion with a crusty outer edge. I would not have ever suspected it to be breast cancer but it was. My nipple never seemed any different to me, but the rash bothered me, so I went to the doctor for that. Sometimes, it itched and was sore, but other than that it didn't bother me. It was just ugly and a nuisance, and could not be cleared up with all the creams prescribed by my doctor and dermatologist for the dermatitis on my eyes just prior to this outbreak.
They seemed a little concerned but did not warn me it could be cancerous Now, I suspect not many women out there know a lesion or rash on the nipple or aureole can be breast cancer. Mine started out as a single red pimple on the aureole.
One of the biggest problems with Paget's disease of the nipple is that the symptoms appear to be harmless. It is frequently thought to be a skin inflammation or infection, leading to unfortunate delays in detection and care. What are the symptoms?
1. A persistent redness,oozing, and crusting of your nipple causing it to itch and burn. (As I stated, mine did not itch or burn much, and had no oozing I was aware of, but it did have a crust! along the outer edge on one side.)
2.A sore on your nipple that will not heal. (Mine was on the aureole area with a whitish thick looking area in center of nipple.)
3. Usually only one nipple is effected. How is it diagnosed? Your doctor will do a physical exam and should suggest having a mammogram of both breasts, done immediately. Even though the redness, oozing and crusting closely resemble dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), your doctor should suspect cancer if the sore is only on one breast. Your doctor should order a biopsy of your sore to confirm what is going on.
This message should be taken seriously and passed on to as many of your relatives and friends as possible; it could save someone's life.
My breast cancer has spread and metastasized to my bones after receiving mega doses of chemotherapy, 28 treatments of radiation and taking Tamaxofin. If this had been diagnosed as breast cancer in the beginning, perhaps it would not have spread...
TO ALL READERS:
This is sad as women are not aware of Paget's disease of the nipple. If, by passing this around on the e-mail, we can make others aware of it and its potential danger, we are helping women everywhere.
Please, if you can, take a moment! To forward this message to as many people as possible, especially to your family and friends. It only takes a moment, yet the results could save a life