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A Sparkle In Cassini's Eye
2011-12-02 10:51:23

[ Watch the Video ] The moon Enceladus, one of the jewels of the Saturn system, sparkles peculiarly bright in new images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The images of the moon, the first ever taken of Enceladus with Cassini's synthetic aperture radar, reveal new details of some of the grooves in the moon's south polar region and unexpected textures in the ice. These images, obtained on Nov. 6, 2011, are the highest-resolution images of this region obtained so far. The area on...

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2010-05-12 07:25:00

It appears flash flooding has paved streambeds in the Xanadu region of Saturn's moon Titan with thousands of sparkling crystal balls of ice, according to scientists with NASA's Cassini spacecraft. By analyzing the way the terrain has scattered radar beams, scientists deduce the spheres measure at least a few centimeters (inches) and maybe up to a couple of meters (yards) in diameter. The spheres likely originated as part of water-ice bedrock in higher terrain in Xanadu. "What we believe...

2009-01-07 06:48:00

SpotCo's marketing campaigns get top billing NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Playbill.com put the topping on the cake for SpotCo by choosing several examples of the white-hot advertising agency's campaigns from 2008 in the publication's top theater stories for the year. The year 2008 has already proven the best-ever for SpotCo, which represented an astounding 62 Tony nominations last year, resulting in 14 Tony wins, including Best Play and Best Musical. The advertising agency, which...

2008-10-13 03:00:22

By Lee, Evelyn New Jersey's appellate division last week ruled that the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the state Department of Environmental Protection had sufficient grounds to issue permits for Meadowlands Xanadu, a 4.8 million-square-foot entertainment, sports, retail, hotel and office development under construction at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in Bergen County. The New Jersey Sierra Club, in alliance with other environmental groups, and Secaucus-based developer Hartz...

2008-10-09 15:00:19

By JOHN BRENNAN, STAFF WRITER The Sierra Club moved forward Tuesday on a pair of Xanadu- related court cases, continuing a four-year battle over state permits issued for the sprawling Meadowlands project. In a brief, the state chapter of the environmental group asked an appellate panel to reconsider part of a Sept. 17 decision upholding 2004 state approvals allowing 8 acres of wetlands to be included within the Xanadu development site. The Sierra Club has maintained for years that the...

2008-08-04 06:00:27

By Elysa Gardner NEW YORK -- When Whoopi Goldberg was offered a six-week stint in the Broadway musical Xanadu, she thought she had found the perfect way to spend her summer. "The thing I forgot to ask is, 'When does it start?'" In fact, Goldberg stepped into the hit show July 29, two days before wrapping her first season as moderator of The View -- which meant spending weeks juggling the popular morning program with rehearsals for Xanadu. Through Sept. 7, she's filling in for actress...

2008-08-02 12:00:27

So how is Whoopi Goldberg spending her six-week summer vacation from "The View"? Growling her way through the Electric Light Orchestra's "Evil Woman," eight times a week in the Broadway musical "Xanadu." The performer stepped into the production July 29, replacing Jackie Hoffman as a malicious Grecian muse in the campy spoof of the infamous '80s roller-disco movie. "I just think it's a fun musical," enthused Goldberg, sitting in an overstuffed chair in her "The View" dressing room, the day...

2008-07-16 00:00:22

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Whoopi Goldberg is going back to Broadway. Goldberg, a co-host on the ABC's "The View," announced on the air Monday that she will appear in the Tony-nominated roller-skating musical "Xanadu" as one of the show's evil sisters, Caliope. Goldberg, 52, has previously been on Broadway with her own one- woman show as well as in revivals of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." She begins her six-week "Xanadu" run...

2008-07-15 09:00:56

Whoopi Goldberg is going back to Broadway. Goldberg, a co-host on the ABC's "The View," announced on the air Monday that she will appear in the Tony-nominated roller-skating musical "Xanadu" as one of the show's evil sisters, Caliope. Goldberg, 52, has previously been on Broadway with her own one- woman show as well as in revivals of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." She begins her six-week "Xanadu" run on July 29, taking over for actress...

2008-07-14 18:00:06

Whoopi Goldberg announced Monday on her TV chat show, The View, that she is joining the Broadway production of Xanadu. Goldberg, who is one of the five co-hosts of The View, is to play two small, non-skating roles in the musical from July 29-Sept. 7, the New York Daily News said. The Oscar-winning co-star of the film Ghost reportedly will sing a song called Evil Woman in Xanadu, which is based on the 1980 Olivia Newton-John movie with the same name. I always want to be on a stage...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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