Entries from December 2008

Always look up!

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Happy New Year, and welcome to the International Year of Astronomy! (saw this on APoD)
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[Press Release] PPA Statement on PartyGaming Plea Deal with DOJ (12/18/08)

December 18th, 2008 · No Comments

[Press Release] PPA Statement on PartyGaming Plea Deal with DOJ (12/18/08)
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2008 SCCA Runoffs

December 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Heartland Park Topeka
I know the Runoffs happened two months ago, but this has been a very busy semester so please forgive the tardiness of this post. The 2008 SCCA Runoffs were held for the third, and last, time at Heartland Park Topeka on October 10th through the 12th. Tab and I were able to attend on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday and wow what an event! First of all, HPT is a…

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[Audio] Olympic Champion Michael Phelps Talks about His Love for Playing Poker

December 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Nevada PPA State Director Dianna Donofrio interviews Michael Phelps about his love for playing poker for WomensPokerYak.Net

(pictured: Dianna Donofrio NV State Director, Michael Phelps, Kosta Trigatzi)

Interview with Michael Phelps -

For the entire podcast, please click here.

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Accessible Science

December 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Want to do space science, but don’t have a billion dollar spacecraft, or an 80-m radio telescope in your backyard? Check out SpaceHack.org. There you’ll find a variety of resources and projects especially suited for the armchair scientist!

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[Media Release] PPA Ad Campaign Urges Regulation of Online Poker (12/08/08)

December 8th, 2008 · No Comments

[Media Release] PPA Ad Campaign Urges Regulation of Online Poker (12/08/08)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 9, 2008 PPA Ad Campaign Urges Regulation of Online Poker WHAT: In an effort to underscore the need for federal regulation of online poker, especially in light of [...]

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[Media] PPA Ad: Straight Talk

December 8th, 2008 · No Comments

PPA Ad Straight Talk (12/08/08)
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It’s time for some straight talk. In a story last week about online poker, The Washington Post debated the merits of Prohibition vs. Regulation. That’s an easy one. Sensible federal regulation is the only way to protect the [...]

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Solar Videos

December 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Here are some nice videos of the Sun as taken by my honors student using our 12″ Meade, a Meade electronic eyepiece, and an H-alpha filter. The wind was brutal, so the images are rather shaky.
This first video highlights the granulation in the photosphere, and the glow of the chromosphere evident above [...]

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New CCD Pics

December 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

First of all, the photos below were not taken by me, but by my honors student this semester. So far, the images have been pretty good, given the level of light pollution here in the middle of town. All of these images were aquired using our 12″ Meade SCT and an SBIG ST-8XME [...]

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[Press Release] Statement by PPA Chairman D’Amato on “60 Minutes” and Washington Post Coverage of the Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet Cheating Scandals (12/01/08)

December 1st, 2008 · No Comments

[Press Release] Statement by PPA Chairman D’Amato on “60 Minutes” and Washington Post Coverage of the Absol…
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Distribution Contact: Teresa Schofield tschofield@theheraldgroup.com (202) 347-7516 Statement by PPA Chairman D’Amato on “60 Minutes” and Washington Post Coverage of the Absolute [...]

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