Science News Archive - September 20, 2008

By Tanya Rose CONCORD -- There will be between 22,900 and 28,100 people living on the shuttered Concord Naval Weapons Station if one of two approaches for developing the base's 5,028 inland acres -- released last week -- is chosen in the next couple of months.

By Robert Hallstrom Jake used to smell the ocean while we were still nearly 10 miles away. He could sleep through just about anything, being a Lab and all, so he had no trouble napping through Santa Rosa and Cloverdale, and the hilly winding jaunt along Highway 128 to the coast.

HELENA Hanbidge showed she was sand-thing special as she got in some practise ahead of the All-Ireland final of the Sony Ericsson beach tag rugby on Banna Strand near Tralee, Co Kerry, today. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

By Shaun Bishop Redwood City's replacement of a water main has diverted rainwater runoff onto an Emerald Hills property, damaging it and causing unsafe conditions, according to a lawsuit filed against the city last week.

Text of report by Kenyan privately-owned TV station KTN on 20 September [Presenter] Prime Minister Raila Odinga now says he has a list of sitting MPs, as well as powerful individuals in the last regime who have benefited from Mau Forest land [in southwestern Kenya].

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tens of thousands of Californians scoured our beaches, shorelines, and inland locations to pick up trash and debris this morning, covering over 750 sites and gathering hundreds of tons of trash.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).