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Comet image smallJust so you know 20nov14N39-2014: TOUCHDOWN! Rosetta's Philae Probe Lands on Comet ... ESA's Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such an extraordinary feat has been achieved. After a tense wait during the seven-hour descent to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the signal confirming the successful touchdown arrived on Earth at 16:03 GMT (17:03 CET). The confirmation was relayed via the Rosetta orbiter to Earth and picked up simultaneously by ESA's ground station in Malargue, Argentina and NASA's station in Madrid, Spain. The signal was immediately confirmed at ESA's Space Operations Centre, ESOC, in Darmstadt, and DLR's Lander Control Centre in Cologne, both in Germany. The first data from the lander's instruments were transmitted to the Philae Science, Operations and Navigation Centre at France's CNES space agency in Toulouse. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Display image smallImpressive Local Fall Display ... Local resident Randy on School Lane in Yorktown has a beautiful seasonal display which he encourages families to pose with for pictures. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
CHKD image smallNew Kids' TVs for Children's Hospital Surgery Center ... Staff of the CHKD Health and Surgery Center in Newport News welcomed a visit from members of the Kiwanis Club of Poquoson today to thank them for their recent donation which helped fund new bedside television sets and other distraction toys and devices for the outpatient Surgery Center. The Poquoson club teamed up with other Kiwanis clubs on the Virginia Peninsula to donate a total of $17,000 to fund this project. The Kiwanis Club of Poquoson is one of the largest clubs in the Capital District, with over 100 members and it raises more than $75,000 a year for charitable causes. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bishop fishing ad 440pxFish News - Tide Chart ... Warmer water pushed in close to the Cigar Fish image1 20nov14 smallthis week. Virginia boats fishing above the Triple 0s, in 30-50 fathoms, experienced some very good wahoo action and they also caught yellowfin tuna. The fish should still be there if that water survives this week?s cold front. Boats running out of the Outer Banks are catching yellowfin tuna and blackfin tuna along with some wahoo and king mackerel. There were some good dolphin catches out of Hatteras when boats were last able to get Fish image2 20nov14 smallout. Deep-droppers are catching blueline tilefish and blackbelly rosefish in good numbers and a variety of other creatures. The offshore wrecks are holding good numbers sea bass. That fishery will close at the end of the year. Bluefish can be found around most of the ocean wrecks and in open water from 10 miles to 40 miles off of the beach. These fish are of a variety of sizes from 3 pounds to almost 20 pounds. Along with the bluefish, thresher sharks have made an appearance from the Chesapeake Light Tower area on out. No word of any bluefin tuna yet. Some nice flounder and triggerfish are being caught around the ocean wrecks 10 to 30 miles off of the beach. (Read full Fish News Article) (Get the Tide Chart) (Have a Comment?)
Candidates imageCongressional Candidates Visit YHS ... On Tuesday, October 21, a group of York High School (YHS) students met with Representative Rob Wittman, who represents Virginia's First US Congressional District. The group of students included those enrolled in AP Government, Virginia & US Government, and AP Human Geography. Joel Torres, a senior from Mr. Conrad's 4B AP Government class, initially contacted Mr. Wittman's office to request the visit. A week later on October 28, YHS government students enjoyed a similar event with Norm Mosher, the Democratic candidate for Virginia's First Congressional District. (See Page 3, Nov 13, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Robotics imageWilliamsburg Christian Academy Team Achieves 4th Place Finish at BEST Robotics Competition ... In WCA's first year of participating in the national BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics Competition, the school's team came away with a fourth place finish in their hub at Penn State DuBois, competing against mid-Atlantic schools from Connecticut to Virginia. This placement was achieved in the robot portion of the finals in the culminating event held on Oct. 24-25, after teams had worked on the project for 6 weeks. BEST Robotics, Inc. is a nonprofit, volunteer organization with a mission to inspire middle through high school students to pursue careers in engineering, science, technology, and business through participation in this sports-like, hands-on, real-world engineeringbased robotics competition. (See Page 7, Nov 13, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Veterans Corner ... An Open Letter to America's Veterans, dated November 5, 2014, from the Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Robert A. McDonald. (See Page 5, Nov 13, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Health imageStay of Execution for Health Care ... Monday night, the Virginia General Assembly approved a last-minute Obamacare "fix" that will allow insurance companies to keep non-compliant policies past year's end allowing these plans to be kept until October, 2017.The bill doesn't require insurance companies to keep the old policies, and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment acknowledged it may be too late for many policy holders. In a bi-partisan effort, Senator George Barker agreed to sponsor the bill and Senator Bryce Reeves spoke in favor of the bill. (See Page 8, Nov 13, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Constitutional Corner: We Want A King! ... Last week we discussed the power of the President and whether the American people (or some of them at least) secretly wish for a President with "kingly" powers. It would simplify things so much if we only had a President able to act unilaterally to solve our myriad problems, right? But the framers wisely gave us the twin concepts of separated powers and shared powers, thus it is Congresses' responsibility to set national policy (in the areas for which they have been given enumerated power); the President has only the duty to see that the laws are "faithfully executed" (Article 2, Section 3, Clause 5). (See Page 6, Nov 13, 2014 Edition) (Have a Comment?)

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