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Others believe our planet will be pummeled by giant meteors, plunging the planet into another ice age. NASA scientists say it would take a meteor 40 meters in diameter to do any real damage and they aren't tracking any that big. While our sun will eventually burn out, NASA says it won't happen for another 5 billion years.
"The reason there is no other Mayan calendar is because the Spanish arrived and the Mayan civilization was essentially destroyed," says NASA's Mitzi Adams. "They would have done essentially the same thing we do, and just create a new calendar after this cycle ended."
"I'm not saying they're stupid, they don't know what they were doing, but I just don't believe that anybody but God knows the day it's gonna be gone," says Clarksville resident James Ghee.
While it's always a good idea to be prepared, we've already got word from Australia and New Zealand, where it's already December 21. People in both countries say, in short "We're still here".
Friday, December 21 2012, 07:45 AM CST
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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