Full Moon October 22, 2010

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Adobe Moon in the City
Adobe Moon in the City

Yet another Full Moon October 22, 2010 at 9:38 P.M. Las Vegas time.

FULL MOON NAMES from The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Historically, the Native Americans who lived in the area that is now the northern and eastern United States kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to the recurring full Moons.

Each full Moon name was applied to the entire month in which it occurred. These names, and some variations, were used by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.

This is the month when the leaves are falling and the game is fattened. Now is the time for hunting and laying in a store of provisions for the long winter ahead. October’s Moon is also known as the Travel Moon and the Dying Moon.

The following information and photos are from Western Washington University:

In the Algonquin (Northeast to Great Lakes) language the name for the October full moon is: “pepewarr” or “white frost on grass.”

Algonquin mask
Algonquin mask

In the Lakota (Northern Plains) language the name for the October full moon is: “canwape kasna wi” or “moon when the wind shakes off leaves.”

Lakota woman
Lakota woman

Interesting factoids:
Can the Moon change your luck? According to Moon folklore, in many cases it brings good luck. But not always! Read on . . .
It’s Lucky to . . .
It is lucky to see the first sliver of a new Moon “clear of the brush,” or unencumbered by foliage.
It is lucky to own a rabbit’s foot, especially if the rabbit was killed in a cemetery by a cross-eyed person at the dark of the Moon.
It is lucky to hold a moonstone in your mouth at the full Moon; it will reveal the future.
It is lucky to have a full Moon on the “Moon day” (Monday).
It is lucky to expose your newborn to the waxing Moon. It will give the baby strength.
It is lucky to move into a new house during the new Moon; prosperity will increase as the Moon waxes.
It’s Unlucky to . . .read more from The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Full Moon names/information from The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Full Moon names from WWU
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Hoover Dam bypass bridge gets warm welcome at dedication

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By Kyle Hansen, LasVegasSun
Published Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 | 2:11 p.m.
Updated Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 | 4:14 p.m.

Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Dedication
Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Dedication

The dedication ceremony Thursday of the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge brought together states and cultures.

The bridge is the centerpiece of the Hoover Dam bypass, joining Nevada and Arizona with a quicker and safer route for U.S. 93 between Las Vegas and Phoenix.

The dedication featured both states, with an honor guard from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, the national anthem sung by students from Kingman, Ariz., and politicians from both states praising the structure.

The event also incorporated representatives of the native people who once lived on the land and used the Colorado River where the dam and bridge now stand. A spiritual leader from the Southern Paiute Tribe in Nevada offered a blessing and members of tribes from Nevada and Arizona took turns dancing on the new bridge.

The project was a group effort under the direction of the Federal Highway Administration along with the Arizona Department of Transportation; the Nevada Department of Transportation; the Bureau of Reclamation, which oversees the Hoover Dam; the National Park Service, which runs the Lake Mead National Recreation Area; and the Western Area Power Administration, which runs the power transmission lines that go to the dam.

“The bridge shows what we can achieve when we set aside individual agendas and work toward a partnership,” said Victor Mendez, the federal highway administrator. “I hope that serves as a model for the future.”

Work on the $240 million bypass project began in 2003. The bridge itself cost $114 million and is 1,900-feet long. It includes the longest concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere and is believed to be the second-highest bridge in the nation, at 890 feet above the Colorado River. Read more from The LasVegasSun.Com…

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Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form at The Bellagio Hotel’s Gallery of Fine Art

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oy Lichtenstein, Untitled (From The New York Collection For Stockholm Series)
Roy Lichtenstein, Untitled (From The New York Collection For Stockholm Series)

Two color silkscreen, edition 231 of 300, 12 x 9 inches, Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, gift of Mr. Robert Rauschenberg, New York, Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form. On view through January 2011.
Renoir, Picasso, Hockney, Lichtenstein, Viola

Located at the heart of the elegant Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) is Las Vegas’ premier exhibition space – where great art goes on vacation. BGFA is committed to presenting intimate exhibitions featuring works by some of the world’s most compelling artists. BGFA exhibitions are organized in partnership with museums and foundations from around the world.

This engaging survey features more than 40 paintings, photographs and sculpture along with video installations by 29 artists whose traditional and contemporary perspectives on figurative art helped to define the genre in the late 19th, 20th and early 21st centuries.

Featuring works of art from MGM Resorts International’s own Fine Art Collection, including some by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas and Fernand Leger, Figuratively Speaking also presents some of the best figurative works from the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

General Admission: $15
Nevada residents: $12
Seniors 65 and older: $12
Students, Teachers, Military: $10
*Children ages 12 and under are complimentary

Ticket Information
Tickets available by calling
877.957.9777 or
702.693.7871 or

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The Associated Press, October 8, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO says Al Pacino is set to star as legendary record producer Phil Spector in a TV film to be written and directed by David Mamet (MAM’-eht).
The film will tell the story of Spector, who long ago recorded such acts as the Beatles, Cher and the Ramones. Now, at age 70, he’s serving a prison sentence of 19 years to life for murder. He was convicted for the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.

Phil Spector
Phil Spector
Al Pacino
Al Pacino

The 70-year-old Pacino starred in the HBO film “You Don’t Know Jack” earlier this year as Jack Kevorkian, who served time in prison for assisting in the suicide of a terminally ill man.

The as-yet-untitled Spector film is in the early stages of development, HBO said. The project was first reported by The New York Times.

The Phil Spector story-ending is a terrible tragedy for all concerned.

SWIGZ.COM Pro Racing Electric Superbike

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Several members of the SWIGZ.Com Pro Racing Electrical Superbike Team (from left), Crew Chief Jimmy Summers, Chip Yates, Engineer Ben Ingram, Engineer Matt Schweitzer with the Electric Super Bike
Several members of the SWIGZ.Com Pro Racing Electrical Superbike Team with the Electric Super Bike.
From left, Crew Chief Jimmy Summers, Chip Yates, Engineer Ben Ingram, Engineer Matt Schweitzer

The SWIGZ.COM Electric Superbike is the most powerful AND most technically advanced roadracing machine being built in the world – and the only one with a real KERS system!

Come see us at The Battery Show, October 5-7 San Jose Convention Center. We will be unveiling our full bike and KERS system and will have the World Supersport bike there, videos, free SWIGZ bottles! Booth 2600 in the middle of the show floor!


Chip Yates, the American bike racer and engineering guru, is to officially debut his awesome electric superbike at The Battery Show, which takes place at the San Jose Convention Center, California on October 5th to 7th, 2010.

The superbike, which will compete in next year’s FIM ePower and TTXGP Championships for electric motorcycles, has pushed the boundaries of electric vehicle engineering to new heights. Although a pure race bike, major OEMs and the wider EV industry are eager to see the bike in detail to fully understand some of the cutting edge technology that Yates and his Swigz.com Pro Racing team have developed. Having created the bike in complete secrecy, with 194 horsepower and 295 ft/lbs of torque, the motorcycle is easily the most powerful electric superbike in the world and represents a seismic advancement in any previously seen technology.

Yates says of the project: “Developing a bike such as this is a major undertaking and we have had to push the boundaries of what the industry has so far been able to achieve. Unlike a car, a bike cannot simply take numerous high capacity batteries on board to improve performance and range, so we have had to harness highly advanced technology, including a bespoke KERS System (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), to make the bike what it is. The EV industry is looking at this bike with interest, and is increasingly looking to us for consultancy on other EV projects.”

Although images of the bike have been issued in advance of the show, the team will unveil details of its highly secretive KERS system at the show, shortly after certain protective patents have been registered.

James Reader, the show’s founder, says: “It’s an absolute privilege to have Chip and his team at the show. Showcasing this kind of ground-breaking technology is exactly what the show is all about, and the presence of the bike will be an enormous bonus to the attending press and visitors”.

Visitors can visit the Swigz.com Pro Racing team at booth 2600, and the Chip Yates himself will be on hand to greet people and explain the technology and highlight the challenges and his team of aerospace and race engineers have overcome during the development process.

For more information or to register for a press pass, please visit: http://www.thebatteryshow.com/press_reg.php

The Electric Super Bike is powered by a UQM motor. UQM, A.K.A. Unique Mobility is based in Longmont, Colorado. Denver’s downtown mall shuttle-buses are powered by UQM motors. UQM’s website is www.uqm.com.

SWIGZ.COM Pro Racing
26895 Aliso Creek Road
Suite B37
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

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Nevada Wildfest – October 15 – 17, 2010

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Nevada Wildfest – October 15 – 17, 2010


The Wild West Music Fest will be an annual three-day country and western Fair, with carnival rides, games, food, and exhibitions, all anchored by three days of performances by award winning and legendary country music stars.

Friday, October 15th … 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, October 16th … 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, October 17th … 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM


ADMISSION: $7 (children 3 and under are free)

TICKET INFO: Fair tickets can be purchased at the Pavilion entry gates only. There are no in-and-out privileges.

Nevada Wildfest – Official Website

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RTC Viva Bike Vegas 2010: ONCE IN A LIFETIME ride over the NEW HOOVER DAM BRIDGE

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Viva Bike Vegas
Viva Bike Vegas


RTC Viva Bike Vegas 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010

“Registration is closed for the 115-mile ride due to an overwhelming response and there is NO waiting list. We thank you for your interest and would like to direct you to our 50-mile and 23-mile rides for which registrations are still being accepted. Please note the 50 and 23-mile rides do not include the nearly complete Hoover Dam Bridge

Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge
Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge
Click for breathtaking view

We appreciate your interest in this year’s event benefitting After-School All Stars Las Vegas and Nevada Cancer Institute!”

Mark Your Calendars!
RTC Viva Bike Vegas 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010

“Fabulous Las Vegas is calling all cycling enthusiasts to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) as we host RTC Viva Bike Vegas 2010 Presented by Vector Media on Saturday, October 9, 2010.”

“You can try your skills with our all new 50-Mile ride taking you from Downtown Las Vegas, into the Red Rock Loop and back Downtown for a ride that is not to be taken lightly. This year’s final ride is a 23-Mile course designed to take you from Downtown Las Vegas to the beautiful West end of Las Vegas along the famous Alta Drive Scenic route. The 23-Mile Ride is a great ride for beginner riders looking to ride their first event. Please note the 50 and 23-mile rides do not include the nearly complete Hoover Dam Bridge.”

“Event proceeds from this ride will benefit two local charities, Greater Las Vegas After-School All-Stars and Nevada Cancer. Don’t forget to view the 2010 route map and information page.” read more, registration information, route map and more…

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El Noa Noa Mexican Restaurant in Denver, Colorado

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El Noa Noa
El Noa Noa

EL NOA NOA Mexican Restaurant
722 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204 (303) 623-9968

One of the best Mexican restaurants in Denver, Colorado, EL NOA NOA on Santa Fe Drive is an authentic Mexican restaurant in an Hispanic neighborhood that has been around forever. A commercial area of the ‘hood surrounding EL NOA NOA has recently been adopted by a multi-culture art crowd. It is fast becoming a major “ARTS DISTRICT.” O.K. if you’re from New York you have a different definition of the term “major.” So… The restaurant underwent a makeover in the past year, or so.

According to tradition there were 2 dogs, two cats, 2 elephants, 2 zebras, on and on and on and on the ark during the flood. It would make sense then that maybe there were also two Noa’s…Or is that too much of a stretch? Anyway I’ve decided that that is the origin of the name.

Actually it’s the name of a little book the artist, Paul Gauguin wrote about a season in Tahiti in 1891.
Maybe that’s where Noa Noa’s owner got it. This is one of Gauguin’s paintings from that time.

Day God
Day God - From sacred-texts.com

El Noa Noa might be my favorite Mexican Restaurant in Denver. Maybe it depends on the time of year. In the more favorable seasons, weather permitting – the patio is open (see photo,) the trees are in bloom, the fountain is running and on some Saturday nights there is live music. In a perfect storm, so to speak, and all things are happening as they should be happening – this may be it. I can’t imagine a much more pleasant ambiance.

We were there last Saturday night. The late sun was shinning, the band – a South American flute and guitar group were into their music – and we were into some excellent authentic Mexican food and beverage.

I mentioned to the affable Armando that since the patio really helps to make the restaurant they should think about enclosing the patio with glass or acrylic so this little piece of heaven can be enjoyed year-round.

This good look’n restaurant attracts some good look’n people – the people watching is superlative.
The Denver Civic Theatre at 721 Santa Fe Drive is just across the street..
Play’s such as last year’s THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES opened to good reviews/crowds.

The food is excellent: Try the Chile Rellano Plate ($10.25) or the Fajitas ($14.50.) Everything is tasty and authentic…
Prices are moderate. The full bar is serving up your favorite margs. Happy Hour: Mon – Fri, 2-6, check website.

Better hurry though, it won’t be long before the Colorado nights are too chilly to have chile outdoors.

El Noa Noa’s Official Website with full menu and more
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