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The Vox Box archive for Sept. 2008

MONDAY, SEPT. 29, 2008

Mon., Sept. 29, 2008, 10:48 a.m.

All October long...

October kicks off on Wednesday - bringin' on all types of month-long celebrations. Here's just a few to ponder and party about.Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Yay! I love those pink ribbons - support rules!National Apple Month! Take a BITE outta' that one...National Stamp Collecting Month!...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 2008

Sun., Sept. 28, 2008, 1:33 p.m.

Reviving the Extinct

Watch out, world! In a century from now, one of four extinct breeds of Galapagos tortoise could be living, breathing, and lovin' life once again!Eleven of the fifteen species of Galapagos tortoise are still in existence. Gisella Caccone of Yale University believes that careful cross-breeding...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, 2008

Sat., Sept. 27, 2008, 9:47 p.m.

Gettin' in the Sweet Spirit!...

Halloween is nearly-almost around the corner (*yip and hop for joy!* - it's my favorite holiday!) so I felt the need to celebrate...CANDY!...of course!FIND YOUR INNER CANDY!So...what's your favorite kind of candy? How are the results?weird...i don't even like lemonheads...

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Sat., Sept. 27, 2008, 3:55 p.m.

Quotes of the Week

In light of this week's financial crises, I feel inclined to post about financial responsibility and money. Because of the theme, I have decided to slightly alter the format for this week. I'll have 1 unrelated quote, and 2 quotes that have appeared this week...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 2008

Fri., Sept. 26, 2008, 6:17 a.m.

Obscure Food News...

Ice Cream! This always-delicious treat seems to be nearly limit-less in it's flavors and ingredients, often including standard cow's milk, goat's milk, and even soy milk...but mother's milk??AP PhotoPETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) is pushing popular brand 'Ben & Jerry's' to make the...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 2008

Thu., Sept. 25, 2008, 10:46 a.m.

Weird Art of the Week!...

Seemingly inspired by those blissful kindergarten days filled with gluing fruitloops and glitter, artist Ryan Alexiev has brought forth the phrase, "snap, crackle, and pop art."Using an unlikely medium, breakfast cereal, Alexiev has created mosiac portraits of icons ranging from Pamela Anderson to the likes...

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Wed., Sept. 24, 2008, 11:27 p.m.

A Walk to Remember

Sunday night, we toured the D.C. area. We walked around Chinatown and finally landed at the Hardrock Cafe. Phil Collins jammed in the background as we indulged in two gourmet brownies topped with ice cream. Afterwards, we decided to travel the route that runs from...

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Wed., Sept. 24, 2008, 10:32 a.m.

"Ohhhh sweet child of miiiinnnee..."

It's air guitar-baby... Reuters: Air guitarists rock out for victorySep 23 - Competitors hope to shred the competition as Brighton hosts the 2008 UK Air Guitar Championship.QUESTION: When was the last time you rocked out and did a little air guitar? To what song?

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Wed., Sept. 24, 2008, 1:31 a.m.


At the moment, I am sitting in front of two computer screens trying to upload pictures from our trip. Megan and I just got home a few minutes ago and are running on coffee and only five hours of sleep in the last 21 hours....

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2008

Tue., Sept. 23, 2008, 6:53 p.m.

GPS Device Fails, Ducks Enlisted

NASA researchers have called in the reserves as part of an ongoing study of sea levels. The researchers originally dispatched a probe complete with a GPS sensor and a satellite telephone to track the flow of water through glaciers. They don’t know where it went....

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Tue., Sept. 23, 2008, 4:34 p.m.

McCain has Twice as Much as Obama

$200 million, $84.1 million, $76 million. What do these numbers mean? These are the amounts of money John McCain had for campaign funds at the close of the Republican National Convention. $84.1 million is in federal funds, $76 million in the Republican Party bank account,...

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Tue., Sept. 23, 2008, 12:48 p.m.

More than a little disturbing

A Pennsylvania mother admitted to buying her 14-year-old son a rifle and gunpowder to add to the weapons cache he was building (complete with "knives, swords, BB guns, the rifle and partly assembled homemade grenades"). The boy had been teased horribly for his obesity and...

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Tue., Sept. 23, 2008, 10:22 a.m.

Will your cell phone rot your brain out?

The controversy isn't new: Can your cell phone give you brain cancer? But this week Congress is asking doctors around the nation to explain their findings. Full story...Dr. David Carpenter, the director of the Institute of Health and Environment at the University of Albany, says...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 22, 2008

Mon., Sept. 22, 2008, 8:36 p.m.

America's Alliance--We need your input!

The first morning of the conference started off with a grand welcoming from Marguerite Kondracke, President and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance. First off, I just want to touch base with readers that don’t know what America’s Promise Alliance is. The Alliance is a set...

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Mon., Sept. 22, 2008, 6:14 a.m.

"Geurrilla marketing fun"...

Advirtising agency, Fletcher Martin, has found a completely new way to ensure some business for popular fast food retailer, Arby's: it's called 'billboard hijacking'. As reported on Fast Food News: "The concept is to float balloons with the Arby's logo above the heads of people...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 21, 2008

Sun., Sept. 21, 2008, 10:13 p.m.

Were you born with your political leanings?

AP Photo of major party presidential nominees John McCain and Barack ObamaAccording to political science researchers at Rice University in Texas, you very well might have been. Or at least in part.In a recent study, these researchers took 46 very politically opinionated adults and tested...

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Sun., Sept. 21, 2008, 1:49 p.m.

Progressive Rock Icon Richard Wright Passes Away

Richard Wright Performing on StageIn one of my more shameful procrastinations, I neglected posting this blog last Monday when I first heard the news of Wright's passing, instead congregating with friends to celebrate the music and mourn the death of one of the most important...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 20, 2008

Sat., Sept. 20, 2008, 9:33 p.m.

More than the Roof is on fire...

A quarter-mile is all it took to transform a working plane into a firey ball of metal. ex-Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity DJ AM were critically injured in a Learjet crash occuring hours after their performance for South Carolina college students. Air traffic controllers...

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