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2nd Powered Test Flight for Virgin Galactic Spaceship

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic has conducted the second rocket-powered test flight of its tourism spaceship in the skies over California. The company says VSS Unity fired its rocket motor for 31 seconds and climbed to an altitude of 114,500 feet (34,899 meters) on Tuesday, then glided to a landing at Mojave Air and Space Port. Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson was on hand to greet pilots Dave Mackay and Mark “Forger” Stucky as well as the crew of the c…

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Actor, Comedian & Neosho Native Organizes Comedy Festival in Joplin – June 1-3

Preston Lacy helps organize the Joplin Comedy Festival!  Shows run Friday June 1st through Sunday June 3rd. Friday and Saturday night’s shows begin at 8:00 p.m. at JB’s Downtown. Sunday’s show will begin at about 9:00 p.m. at Blackthorn Pizza & Pub. Friday night will feature the following: Dave England guest star from Los Angeles, CA Terry McNeely headliner from New York, NY Mike Stricker featured act from Chicago, IL Tim Brennan opening Act from Chicago, IL Sat…

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Pompeii: New Find Shows Man Crushed Trying to Flee Eruption

MILAN (AP) — Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site have announced a dramatic new discovery, the skeleton of a man crushed by an enormous stone while trying to flee the explosion of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Pompeii officials on Tuesday released a photograph showing the skeleton protruding from beneath a large block of stone that may have been a door jamb that had been “violently thrown by the volcanic cloud.” The victim, who was over 30, had his thorax crushed…