Looking to increase your knowledge of the starts above you? You need to download the free open-source software, Stellarium. Here is the description from the website: Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. I recently downloaded it and gave it for a spin. Wow, what a fantastic piece of software. You can quickly zoom in on any star in the sky then get information on the star or nebula by clicking on it. You can view planets and shooting stars in real time. It's free, check it out.
The new personal locator beacon (PLB) company, TracMe, announced today that the company will have a loan pool of Search-and-Rescue (SAR) Field Kits available to agencies for use and return to train them in the new radio-signal personal locator beacon technology.
After five years of product development, market research and outreach to more than 4,000 search and rescue (SAR) agencies and professionals, the TracMe Personal Locator Beacon is now available for outdoor adventurers as their 11th essential. Only $150 MSRP and 1.6 ounces, this lightweight and easy-to-use personal locator beacon uses the same Channel 1 FRS/GMRS frequency as more than 100 million trail radios currently in use in the United States.
NALGENE® Outdoor Products, the leading hydration container brand, is proud to announce that they have been chosen by American Benchmark Press, publishers of ICONS OF THE AMERICAN MARKETPLACE: Consumer Brand Excellence as one of America's most loved and respected brands. The book acknowledges brands that have come to resonate in the American consumer consciousness as the best in their category.
Wednesday, 08 August 2007

Namekagon River Arrests

Things are getting crazy on the Namekagon River in Wisconsin. In July 28, National Park Service Rangers coordinated a sweep looking for violations and in the 12 hour period they found quite a few. "The operation resulted in a felony arrest and one misdemeanor arrest, 20 violation notices, and 26 warning notices on federal and state charges, including felony battery, disorderly conduct, interference with law enforcement officers, underage possession of alcohol, allowing underage to consume alcohol, possession of marijuana, open container of alcohol in a vehicle, vehicle equipment violation, possession of fireworks, excessive speed, failure to use a seatbelt, failure to comply with traffic control devices, littering and various miscellaneous violations." [Link:]

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