Monday, December 29, 2008


TC Palm, FL - Skaters using Lawnwood Skate Park must obtain a photo identification card from St. Lucie County's Parks and Recreation Department, starting Jan. 1. County officials decided to charge for a photo card to cover liability concerns and help enforce rules at the park. The county has had to shut the park at times because users have refused to wear helmets, among other rule violations.

The park has had minor vandalism, but no major incidents, county spokesman Erick Gill said. Children younger than 18 already are required to have a card, but the current cards do not have photos, making policies hard to enforce.

The new cards can be purchased at a cost of $10 annually for St. Lucie County residents and $20 annually for out-of-county residents. skateboarders and in-line skaters using Lawnwood Skate Park must keep these photo ID cards on them at all times when using the park.


At December 30, 2008 6:12 PM, Anonymous speaking of Parks said...

Is the Super Volcano Beneath Yellowstone Ready to Blow?
"There is no exact definition for a super volcano, but the term is often used to refer to volcanos that have produced exceptionally large eruptions in the past. When one of these large eruptions occurs, a huge amount of material is blasted out of the super volcano, leaving a giant crater or caldera. Such a caldera can be as much as forty or fifty miles wide. At Yellowstone, the caldera is so big that it includes a fair amount of the entire park. In fact, it is so big that scientists confirmed that the region had a caldera by looking at photographs from space.

Since there is no firm definition of what a super volcano is, it's hard to say how many of them are found on the earth. Usually people list Long Valley in eastern California and Taupo in New Zealand as super volcano sites along with Yellowstone. The last known explosion of what might be considered a super volcano was Toba in Indonesia. Toba erupted with a titanic explosion about 74,000 years ago. The force of the explosion was estimated to be 10,000 more powerful than the blast that destroyed Mount St. Helens, in Washington. Tremendous amounts of rock and ash were ejected into the air, blocking the sun for months. The temperature around the globe was thought to have plummeted as much as 21 degrees. Perhaps as much as 75% of plant life on the North American continent may died out."


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