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Thinking About War

“My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.” – George Washington.

My Wondering Mind Goes Amuck

When I was a young kid in the 1940s and ‘50s, the most popular game for the neighborhood kids was war, with cowboys being the heroes and Indians the villains. 322 more words


The National Wildlife Refuge System Turns 114

On March 14, 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt gave the wildlife—and citizens—of the United States a grand gift by founding the National Wildlife Refuge System. More than a century later, the system is still going strong: it protects more than 150 million acres of habitat—land and water—for the benefit of an incredible variety of wildlife, and remains one of our best resources for wildlife conservation and enjoyment. 433 more words

The Falcon has landed -- after lifting off from the same pad as Apollo 11!

This morning, a Falcon 9 rocket roared into space from Kennedy Space Center’s LC-39A, the first commercial launch to lift off from this NASA launch facility.   179 more words


Merritt Island boys fall in 3A soccer final

DELAND — Brevard County high school soccer had to settle for a double crown for the 2016-17 season.

Merritt Island fell to Daytona Beach Seabreeze on Saturday in the Class 3A boys soccer championship at Spec Martin Stadium, 2-0. 416 more words


Kelli Lindquist on Merritt Island soccer victory

Merritt Island’s Kelli Lindquist on her team’s 3A state soccer victory. Video by Carl Kotala. Posted Feb. 17, 2017.


Merritt Island girls win 3A soccer final

DELAND There would be no denying the Merritt Island girls soccer team.

Not this time.

Facing a penalty-kick round to decide the Class 3A championship against Jacksonville Stanton, the Mustangs got two saves from goalkeeper Jordan Tomberlin and a game-winning kick from Jordan Michaels on their way to a 1-0 (4-2 PKs) victory at Spec Martin Stadium. 584 more words


United Launch Alliance Rockets into the New Year

On January 21, just hours after a new President was sworn in, an United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lit up the night sky over the Space Coast of Florida lifting the Lockheed Martin built, SBIRS GEO-3 satellite into orbit. 80 more words

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