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Ex-Big Brothers volunteer seeks to overturn sex abuse conviction
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The judge who heard the child sexual abuse case against a McHenry County Big Brothers volunteer should not have allowed testimony alleging the man committed inappropriate acts decades ago, his attorney argued Thursday in appellate court. (added: Aug 28, 2014 at 06:42 pm)

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South African kids try to reconcile back-to-the-land with big-city dreams
submitted by Robby in environment from CityTools members
Going back to the land isn’t strictly an American concept. This beautiful video from the perennial Grist favorite Perennial Plate shows how a new generation of South Africans are trying to make farming fit into a modern lifestyle — and learning where to compromise along the way. Sound familiar? From New Orleans to Baltimore to India, y....(more) (added: Aug 19, 2014 at 09:42 pm)

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New research: Calif. quake scientists detail impact of 'Big One'
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The "Big One," as earthquake scientists imagine it in a detailed, first-of-its-kind script, unzips California's mighty San Andreas Fault north of the Mexican border. In less than two minutes, Los Angeles and its sprawling suburbs are shaking like a bowl of jelly. The jolt from the 7.8-magnitude temblor lasts for three minutes - 15 ti....(more) (added: May 21, 2008 at 04:46 pm)

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Federer serves up win over big-serving Groth
submitted by Robby in technology from CityTools members
By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Second seed Roger Federer served up a tidy 6-4 6-4 6-4 win over big-hitting Australian Sam Groth to ease into the third round of the U.S. Federer has feasted on Australian opponents in grand slams over the years, piling up an 18-1 record against men from Down Under, and Groth, who was facing a top 10 opponent f....(more) (added: Aug 29, 2014 at 09:42 pm)

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Surfer's monster ride puts big-wave spotlight on Europe
submitted by Gretchen Wright in action and alternative sports from CityTools members
When it comes to monstrous surf, Europe doesn't get much respect among surfers who ride big waves for a living. But that could soon change thanks to Benjamin Sanchis' recent taming of a bona fide monster beyond the Basque Country south of Hossegor, France. The ride (see video), at a break called Belharra, has made Sanchis a leading contende....(more) (added: Feb 19, 2011 at 10:24 am)

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Big-cat experts say tiger unlikely to be provoked by waving, yelling
submitted by Grace in news and events from CityTools members
Yelling and waving hands at a tiger likely wouldn't be enough to provoke it to attack, and even throwing rocks wouldn't necessarily cause the cat to leave its home and track down its taunter, according to two experts. What might fuel a tiger to jump 12 1/2 feet to get outside its pen? "Hitting it in the face, or poking any animal rep....(more) (added: Jan 19, 2008 at 04:04 pm)

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Israel bigs say they may take control of Gaza Strip
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Top Israeli officials threatened to take over the Gaza Strip as cross-border attacks raged on Saturday, further dimming hopes of an end to the month-long conflict. Israel’s Minister of Intelligence and Strategic Affairs, Yuval Steinitz, said continued rocket fire from Gaza will be met with overwhelming force. (added: Aug 09, 2014 at 09:42 pm)

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New California rules target big-rig pollution
submitted by Gretchen Wright in environment from CityTools members
California's Air Resources Board on Friday released long-awaited draft rules to clean up big-rig pollution that can aggravate asthma, cancer and heart disease. The statewide rules, which are scheduled to take effect in 2010, would apply to more than 1 million heavy-duty diesel trucks, many of which transport merchandise from the ports of L.A. ....(more) (added: Oct 24, 2008 at 11:46 pm)

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Hints of 'time before Big Bang'
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A team of physicists has claimed that our view of the early Universe may contain the signature of a time before the Big Bang. The discovery comes from studying the cosmic microwave background (CMB), light emitted when the Universe was just 400,000 years old. Their model may help explain why we experience time moving in a straight line from yester....(more) (added: Jun 10, 2008 at 08:10 am)






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