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+ - Proposed CA bill creates new "Offender" re->

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AMuse writes "The New York Times reports today on a Proposed New Law which would create a web-searchable database of persons convicted of domestic violence. Fiona Ma, the author, claims: "If you're online, Googling and looking for information on someone you met in a bar or on MySpace, this would provide a tool for people to go and look to see if someone who is suspicious and a little creepy has a history of violence". Is this evidence that the opponents of "Megan's Law" (Sex offender registry) laws are correct, and that sooner or later all of ones' run-ins with the law will be searchable by the public?"
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+ - NASA Hosts celebratory rave in aircraft hangars

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AMuse writes ""On 12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin blasted off the launch pad in Baikonur at 9:08 AM local time. Gagarin made his historic 108 minute flight (orbiting around the whole Earth once) and parachute landed near his Vostok 1 capsule in the plains of Russia. This flight made him the first human to orbit the Earth and an international hero."

Yuri's Night is a World Space Party celebrated at over 90 events in 30 countries to commemorate the anniversary of the Vostok 1 Launch. The 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Yuri's Night will take place on April 13 at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.

The all-night event will include space and science exhibits, live music by several DJs, food and drinks and will be held in one of the enormous aircraft hangars at Moffett Field."

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