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Where are NASA’s rockets born? “To go to space, it must come through New Orleans”

(Source: arstechnica.com)

MICHOUD, La.—Bobby Watkins hears it all the time. He’s on a plane with some work materials, and a neighbor will notice the unmistakable “meatball.” (That’s a loving nickname for NASA’s iconic blue spherical logo shared by many around his office.) Watkins isn’t in transit to Houston, Florida, or Southern California, however, so onlookers inevitably ask, “You work for NASA? 788 more words

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Dixon Wins At Watkins Glen; All But Two Drivers Eliminated from Championship Contention

Photo Credit: IndyCar

Scott Dixon, who drivers a Chevrolet-powered car for Chip Ganassi Racing, took the checkered flag for his 2nd victory of the season, 40th of his IndyCar career, and 4th at Watkins Glen in today’s IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. 964 more words

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Watkins Community Lays 5-Year-Old Alayna Ertl To Rest

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – People in Watkins will come together Friday morning to say goodbye to Alayna Ertl.

A funeral is being held for the 5-year-old who was kidnapped and killed six days ago. 141 more words

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Timeline Of Events In Lead Up To Alayna Ertl's Murder

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — WCCO has learned new details about the hours leading up to the kidnapping of Alayna Ertl.

Zac Anderson, who has been charged in the 5-year-old’s murder, had drinks with her parents the night before. 293 more words

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Watkins Community In Shock Over Girl's Murder

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A town shocked by the kidnapping and killing of a 5-year-old girl, turned out Tuesday night to remember her. Alayna Ertl died Saturday after a friend of her parents took her from their home in Watkins. 254 more words

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Man Charged With Raping, Killing Co-Worker's 5-Year-Old Daughter

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 25-year-old Minnesota man has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of a 5-year-old Watkins girl.

Zachary Anderson, of Coon Rapids, was charged with one count of second-degree murder, one count of criminal sexual conduct with a person under the age of 13, one count of kidnapping to facilitate felony, one count of kidnapping to commit great bodily harm and one count of theft in the kidnapping and death of Alayna Ertl. 616 more words

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Learning To Succeed

Grouchy Greg Watkins is not a conventional type of businessman. 610 more words

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