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  • Christmas events 2014
    Christmas events start this weekend
    Thanksgiving Day is next week and that marks the beginning of the holiday season. There are numerous Christmas programs and activities taking place around town. I will break these down into several articles, so make sure you subscribe to my...
  • first panoramic 'postcard' from the surface of a comet returned by Rosetta's lander Philae,
    ESA's Philae finds organic compounds, ice in comet 67P
    According to a Monday story on the BBC, Philae, the ESA probe that landed on comet 67P, has confirmed the presence of carbon-based organics. The finding was made by the Cosac instrument which is one of the two evolved gas analyzers that detects...
  • Dine with Shrek when you visit the Gaylord Palms for Ice! this Christmas season
    Dine with Shrek when you visit the Gaylord Palms for Ice! this Christmas season
    Once again, the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando is offering the Christmassy Dreamworks Experience during the run of its wildly popular Ice! event. That means you can meet Dreamworks favorites like Po and the Madagascar gang and decorate a...
  • Chinese artisans bring frozen artwork to life at Gaylord Palms Ice! event
    Chinese artisans bring frozen artwork to life at Gaylord Palms Ice! event
    If you've been to Ice! at the Gaylord Palms Resort in the past, you know that the ice sculptures are simply stunning, presenting the year's them in a colorful cornucopia of frozen scenes that are carved down to the last details. However,...
  • Luminescence fills Gaylord Palms Resort with music during the holiday season
    Luminescence fills Gaylord Palms Resort with music during the holiday season
    You can't help but get into the Christmas spirit when you visit the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando during the holiday season. Ice! runs from November 15 through January 4 this year, and you can sign up for the Dreamworks Christmassy...
  • Decorate gingerbread with an expert at the Gaylord Palms during Ice! this year
    Decorate gingerbread with an expert at the Gaylord Palms during Ice! this year
    When you come out to the Gaylord Palms for Ice!, why not stick around and create your own special gingerbread memento? Better yet, why not make it with input from an expert: Gingy himself? Everyone's favorite gingerbread man will be on hand...
  • Messenger image of ice at Prokofiev crater at Mercury’s North Pole
    NASA's Messenger probe images ice on Mercury
    NASA announced on Wednesday that the Messenger space probe, currently orbiting Mercury, has imaged ice on the closest planet to the sun. Scientists have known that shadowed craters at the poles have Mercury have harbored ice and even confirmed it...
  • Bulgarian child rapist finally deported from the US after two decades
    Bulgarian child rapist finally deported from the US after two decades
    On October 14, 2014 Romeo Mihov Ruskov, 48 was deported from the U.S. back to his native Bulgaria by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE). Ruskov brutally raped a minor in Bulgaria in 1993, illegally entered the U.S. in 1995...
  • ICE smartphone app helps locate child predators and rescue their victims
    ICE smartphone app helps locate child predators and rescue their victims
    On October 7, 2014 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that Operation Predator app is now available for Android smartphones. It’s also available in Spanish for both Apple and Android versions. The Spanish language versions of...
  • Department of Homeland Security official took bribes in cash and eggrolls
    Department of Homeland Security official took bribes in cash and egg rolls
    A U.S. immigration officer was sentenced on October 3, 2014 to two and a half years in federal prison, for accepting bribes in the form of cash and egg rolls from applicants seeking citizenship and green cards.Mai Nhu Nguyen, 48, served with U.S....
  • Mexican man wanted for triple homicide in Mexico deported
    Mexican man wanted for triple homicide in Mexico deported
    Alberto Lira-Quintero, aka Lamberto Armenta Rivera, 48, from Mexico was turned over to Mexican authorities on August 5, 2014 by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). He was...
  • Ellis Island 1892
    Illegal immigrant with active TB allowed to enter U.S.
    “We are a nation of immigrants,” Barack Obama has said so many times that if you had a nickel for each, you’d be a member of the evil 1%. Indeed, between 1892 and 1954,some 12 million immigrants were processed at Ellis Island. It...
  • Nogales detention facility
    Stars and Bars Forever
    We are all recently shocked by the news that ICE detains thousands of underage children migrating north in a remote Southwest facilities, penned up behind chain link fences in scenes more reminiscent of Pitbulls and Parolees than transitional...
  • Illegal immigrants
    Administration admits releasing illegals in interior, refuses to say how many
    On Monday, the Associated Press reported that the Obama administration admits it has released an untold number of illegal immigrant families in the interior of the United States. Worse yet, the AP said, while the administration knows how many have...
  • Almanac
    Lake Superior ice, large hail, a cold summer and snow
    Lake Superior ice, large hail, a cold summer and snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here events that happened on June 20.1857 - Ice was still reported in Marquette Harbor...