Curt Anderson, Associated Press Published 10:35 pm PST, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, photo, former Judge Robert Rosenberg, shows how an original ballot and Votomatic voting booth were used in the 2000 election as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, at his office in Plantation, Fla. Rosenberg was on the Broward County Canvassing Board during the 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. less In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, photo, former Judge Robert Rosenberg, shows how an original ballot and Votomatic voting booth were used in the 2000 election as he speaks during an interview with The Associated ... more Photo: Wilfredo Lee, AP Photo: Wilfredo Lee, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 In this … [Read more...] about Judge in infamous 2000 Florida recount: ‘I had a job to do’
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"Science is facts; just as houses are made of stone, so is science made of facts. But a pile of stones is not a house, and a collection of facts is not necessarily science." -Jules Henri Poincaré The higher you fall from, the faster you'll be moving when you hit the ground. Image credit: Marianne Holland. Seems like the most obvious thing in the world. You know this intuitively, of course, based on all your experience in the world. Drop an egg from too great a height and it breaks. While you wouldn't be afraid to jump off of a diving board like the one above, jumping from a greater height might give you cause to worry. Image credit: s2wghqu at glogster. Because even though you've never done it, you presume that if you jump from too great a height, you may break when you reach the end of your jump. So how do you know whether it's safe or not? How do you know whether you're too high to safely jump? Believe it or not, this is what makes science, and what makes scientists out of us. … [Read more...] about I am a Scientist
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 4:51 PM EST Nov 12, 2018 Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia said he is not currently considering any changes to a coaching staff that's come under increasing fire during the team's three-game losing streak. "We’re not doing anything right now," Patricia said when asked about the possibility at his weekly news conference on Monday. The Lions have lost three straight games by double-digits to fall to last place in the NFC North and currently rank in the bottom half of the NFL in both scoring offense (20th) and scoring defense (28th). On Sunday, they gave up touchdowns on four straight possessions to open the game and went scoreless for the first 28 minutes of a 34-22 loss to the Chicago Bears. Offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter has had to answer repeated questions about the creativity of his offense, while defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni is largely seen as an extension of Patricia running the same defense the head coach … [Read more...] about Matt Patricia: ‘I have a lot of confidence’ in Lions play callers
WHEN my wife and I divorced, it was a pretty messy business and a lot of bad things were said. I am largely over the worst of it now and happily settled with someone else – as is my ex-wife.I'm really upset though, that the relationship with my children is not as good as it should be. They are now 22 and 24 and I know I put them through a lot.I'm sure they blame me for breaking up the family home because, since they've left home, they've both had a string of failed relationships and my son still refuses to talk to me. He's living in a depressing neighbourhood and people have told me that he looks miserable most of the time. My daughter has a demanding job and works very long hours, so when I do eventually talk to her (which isn't often) she's usually very tired and wants to end the conversation quickly.I hate what the split up has done to my family and, while I wouldn't want to get back together with my ex-wife, I wish I could go back to the way we used to be with my children.It … [Read more...] about Ask Fiona: How can I have a better relationship with my kids after divorce?
Soon after crossing the finish line of the 2017 New York City Marathon, Allie Kieffer found herself sitting on a stage with a microphone in front of the media. She was right next to Mary Keitany (the world record holder in the women’s-only marathon), answering questions about her 26-minute personal best performance that landed her in fifth-place, second American, at the world’s largest marathon. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below It was an unlikely scenario for somebody who had quit running just a few years ago, riddled by injuries and unable to pay the bills. But when she moved from Boulder, Colorado, to New York to work as a nanny, she was in search of friends, Kieffer started running again to widen her social circle. Gradually and quietly, the 31-year-old was reacquainted with her talent, and wondered what she could accomplish at the 26.2-mile distance. A Long Island native, Kieffer arrived at the 2017 starting line mostly unknown, without a coach or a sponsor. … [Read more...] about A Year in the Life of Allie Kieffer: “I Have a Lot More Confidence That I Can Run With the Leaders”