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December 2012

NC man accused of stealing meteorites - Yahoo! News

BREVARD, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in southern North Carolina have made one arrest following the theft of 100 meteorites from a science education center and are searching for a second suspect.

The Asheville Citizen-Times ( ) reports that 29-year-old Brian Koontz of Balsam Grove is charged with breaking and entering, larceny and injury to personal property. He's being held at the Transylvania County jail.


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'Fiscal cliff' deal to block pay hike for Congress - Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to prevent the government from going over the so-called fiscal cliff will also block a $900 automatic pay hike for members of Congress.

It's one more reason for lawmakers to vote for the measure extending Bush-era tax cuts on individual income up to $450,000 while increasing rates for earnings above that threshold.


Members-only marijuana clubs open in Colorado - Yahoo! News

DENVER (AP) — Recreational marijuana clubs opened Monday in Colorado, less than a month after the state governor signed into law a constitutional amendment allowing recreational pot use.

With a reggae soundtrack and flashing disco-style lights, Club 64 in an industrial area just north of downtown Denver opened Monday afternoon, with some 200 people signed up. The opening came less than 24 hours after club organizers announced they would charge a $29.99 admission price for the bring-your-own pot club.


Bears return man Devin Hester pondering retirement after Lovie Smith’s firing | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports

Several Chicago Bears players were upset about Lovie Smith being fired from the team after nine years. Smith was the only person to coach Devin Hester, the wide receiver/return man who is capable of electrifying returns but struggled in 2012. Hester was so distraught that he said he's considering retirement.


Tulsa avenges opening loss to Iowa State with Liberty Bowl win -

Tulsa made the most of its second chance.

Trey Watts rushed for 149 yards, Alex Singleton ran for three scores and Tulsa avenged a season-opening loss to Iowa State with a 31-17 victory in the rainy Liberty Bowl on Monday.

The Golden Hurricane (11-3) posted the second 11-win season in school history. Tulsa, which has the smallest enrollment of any Football Bowl Subdivision program, also finished 11-3 in 2008.


Iowa lawmakers already requesting bill drafts | TheGazette

Coralville Courier Editor's Note: AS IF we need more laws!

DES MOINES – The 150 members of the 85th Iowa General Assembly aren’t due to convene at the Statehouse until Jan. 14 but already their ideas for creating new laws are pouring into the Capitol.

Richard Johnson of the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency said drafters have received about 500 bill requests from new and returning lawmakers and state agencies that will be introduced for consideration during the Legislature’s scheduled 110-day session. That’s down from 556 requests that had been submitted to LSA staff attorneys by last Jan. 2 and the 709 proposed bills that were sought before the 2011 session got started.


Psy: I'm 'Ending' 'Gangnam Style' Tonight - Yahoo! Music

It's arguably the biggest song of 2012, but the reign of "Gangnam Style" is coming to a close. Psy told MTV that he will be "ending" his smash hit tonight during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, capping a whirlwind year for the K-pop star, whose worldwide breakthrough came in the form of the signature pony dance in the "Gangnam Style" video. "Being in Times Square on New Year's Eve is already special – it's the biggest stage in the universe – plus it's my birthday, so, with all that, it may be the ending of 'Gangnam Style,'" said Psy. "I mean, what better way to do it? It's my biggest and most meaningful birthday."