Wednesday, February 13, 2008

US Congress Continues Hearings on Steroids in Baseball

Ok now that I've gotten your attention

Today one of the leading stories on the majority of nightly news broadcasts has been the Congressional hearings into the use of steroids in Major League Baseball.

But here's a story that I bet you haven't heard.

Las Vegas Water Source Could Run Dry by 2021
By Adam Tanner

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chances are about even that Lake Mead, the prime source of water for the desert city of Las Vegas, will run dry in 13 years if usage is not cut back, according to study released on Tuesday.

The finding is the latest warning about water woes threatening the future of the fast-growing U.S. casino capital and comes amid a sustained drought in the American West.

The study by two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego calculates a 10 percent chance that Lake Mead will run dry in six years and a 50 percent probability it will be gone by 2021 absent other changes.

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Gee maybe Congress will pay attention to our national water management issues if the stories mention that there'll be no water for baseball diamonds and football fields.

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