SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A group of scientists took to the skies in a blimp Thursday in search of meteorites that rained over California’s gold country last month.
It’s the latest hunt for extraterrestrial fragments from the April 22 explosion that was witnessed over a swath of Northern California and Nevada.
Treasure hunters have swarmed the Sierra Nevada foothills over the past two weeks, snatching up pieces of meteorites. Most of the recovered space rocks have been tiny, with the largest weighing in at 19 grams, or the weight of one AA battery.
Printed on Friday, May 4, 2012 as: Scientists search for meteorites in a blimp over Sierra Nevada
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Opponents of a California law requiring that the contributions of gays and lesbians be taught in public schools have failed in their attempt to qualify a ballot referendum to repeal the law.
Groups that had been circulating signature petitions said they would not meet the Wednesday deadline to file.
Traditional Values Coalition spokesman Benjamin Lopez tells The Associated Press the groups felt they were not in a position to file. He would not say how close they came to collecting the required 505,000 petition signatures.
The groups wanted to force a vote on Senate Bill 48, the nation’s first law requiring that public schools include gay rights milestones and gay and lesbian contributions in social studies lessons. It takes effect in January.