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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".
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Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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LAKELAND, Minn. (AP) -- High school student Zach Sobiech (SOH'-bee-eck) says he wanted to be remembered as "a kid who went down fighting and didn't really lose."
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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- David Cooper wants to bring a little more sin -- to Sin City.