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Cassini Space Probe to Photograph Earth From Saturn

The Cassini space probe was launched in 1997 with its mission to enter the orbit of Saturn and study the planet's rings. Cassini arrived at its destination in 2004 and has been studying the planet since. This Friday, July 19, at 5:27 p.m. EDT, the space probe will take a picture of Earth from its vantage point 898 million miles away.

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon Completes PFBF Half Marathon: How Did She Do?

It was a beautiful morning. Perfect day for a half marathon for the Special Olympics of Maine. PFBF has been putting on their 5K and half marathon for the past 3 years and year 4 turned out even BIGGER!

I made sure I had Central Maine's Country B98.5 downloaded on my phone so I could run/jog/walk along the 13.1 mile loop and listen to Retro Country USA, my FAVORITE show on our station.

But how long would I be running?

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Getty Images, photo by Larry Busacca

Message in a Bottle Returned to Mother After Daughter’s Death

In one of those unexplainable events life gives us every now and then, a clean-up after Superstorm Sandy, has provided one of them. As billions of pieces of debris were being cleaned off the beaches in the Northeast, one worker in the small town of Patchogue, New York, noticed a green plastic ginger ale bottle that looked like just another piece of garbage.

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Norman the Scooter Riding Dog Goes for World Record

Norman is known as the ‘scooter dog’, he’s actually a 3-year-old French sheepdog that is training to break the Guinness Book of World Records scooter ride, unassisted. Norman is from Canton, Georgia, and if he can ride his scooter 98 feet, he breaks the record.

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Getty Images, photo by Ralph Orlowski

Matt ‘BB Gun’ Krause Wins Cherry Pit Spitting Championship

In Eau Claire, Michigan, they recently held the annual International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship and the title went to first time winner Matt ‘BB Gun’ Krause. It may have been the first win for Matt, but the Krause family has dominated the contest, winning 24 of 39 championships.

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon’s Never Done This. Have You?

This was something I never did as a kid. I never had the opportunity because we didn't own a tent.

Until now.

Did you ever sleep outside in a tent in your yard? I wish I had. Luckily, I can live through Anderson, Bradley and Jayden.

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon Went To Carrabassett Valley For Fireworks

I've never been to Carrabassett Valley before. I've been through it to get to Sugarloaf but never had the opportunity to stop and visit for a while.

I'm sure glad I did!

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Getty Images, photo by Johannes Simon

Farm Uses Cow Manure to Provide Electricity for Their Buildings

A Dairy farmer in Pennsylvania is saving $200,000 a year by recycling cow manure to power his farm. He owns 600 cows so the manure piles up quickly and he says it’s a fairly easy process to convert the manure to run his four generators that run the farm.

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Rare Bird Sighting Goes From Joy to Sorrow as Bird Flies into Turbine

A rare sighting of a white-throated needletail bird on the Isle of Harris, one of Scotland’s Western Isles, had bird watchers coming from miles away to get a glimpse. There hadn’t been a sighting of the rare bird since 1991 so for a dedicated bird watcher to travel over 17 hours to see the bird wasn’t unusual. What was unusual was what happened to the bird.

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Getty Images, photo by Uriel Sinai

Studies Indicate the Closer We are to the Ocean the Better We Feel

Recent studies by the University of Exeter in England suggest that living near the ocean may be good for your health.  Lori Fleming says studies show spending time at the ocean has positive effects on your health and well-being, which has been the thought for many years, but now studies seem to confirm the theory.

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