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FrameworkIn Friday's Pictures in the News: People on a Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, welcome summer's first day, while in Guatemala, natives and visitors celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the Maya new age....
Well, 12:01 a.m. came and went (even in Mayan Time, otherwise known as Central Time) and nothing really happened. Although Annapolis was plunged into darkness and bathed in an eerie blue light, BGE assures us it wasn't apocalypse-related. Pessimists are...
When I was a child, I knew real darkness. At my family's cabin on a Minnesota lake, I knew woods so dark that my hands disappeared before my eyes. I knew night skies in which meteors left smoky trails across sugary spreads of stars. But now, when 8 of...
The world is slated to end. Again. In 1999, the world was going to end because computers would fail. In 2003, another planet was destined to crash into Earth. This time: A calendar created by the Mayans ends Dec. 21, 2012, and has been associated...
There may not be snow on the ground, but the cold spell forecast over the next week should help area ski resorts make enough snow for thousands of Alpine skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. When people think of snow sports, thoughts generally turn first...
In preparing for the end of the world, December 21, according to the Mayan calendar, I was torn between celebrating the Christmas season and relishing my last God-given days on Earth. What to do? If I only have hours left until the stroke of midnight, why...
firstname.lastname@example.orgWith the end of the current Mayan long-count calendar, the Winter Solstice, and the alignment of the Earth and the Sun near the center of the galaxy on Friday, it might be easy to see how doomsday theorists could interpret this as the end of the world....
L.A. NOWEven NASA has jokes about Friday. "Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know," the space agency said on its website, "however, it will be another winter solstice."...
Dennis Todey, state climatologist for South Dakota, recently answered several questions about what type of winter people in northeastern South Dakota can expect. Q. What does your office consider winter? A. Although winter doesn't officially begin...
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Petoskey First Presbyterian Church of Petoskey First Presbyterian Church, 501 E. Mitchell St., downtown Petoskey, will celebrate the third Sunday in Advent with special readings and music at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. All are invited. This is also...
The Hartford CourantThe world will definitely not come to an end on Dec. 21, 2012, regardless of the Mayan calendar. There's no planetary Rapture in the near future, despite the wishful thinking of an apocalyptic few. For at least another billion years, Earth will spin,...
email@example.comBorn on Dec. 12, 2000, Hagerstown resident Kayla Bailey turns 12 wednesday, on 12/12/12. “It’s kind of cool that they’re all put together like that,” Bailey, a student at E. Russell Hicks Middle School said Tuesday. “My...
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