The craftsmen don't plan to stop with just the castle. Tourism is bringing in enough money that they are financially independent, and they plan to build an abbey and village once the castle is complete.
Education levels increased in every state from 2000 to 2005. Nationally, the share of adults 25 and older with at least a high school diploma increased from 80 percent to 84 percent. The share of adults with at least a bachelor's degree increased from 24 percent to 27 percent. Every state is getting older. Nationally, the median age -- the one at which half the population is older and half is younger -- went from 35.3 in 2000 to 36.4 last year. Hispanics increased their hold as the country's largest minority group, at 14.5 percent of the population, compared with 12.8 percent for blacks. Hispanic is a term for people with ethnic backgrounds in Spanish- speaking countries. Hispanics can be of any race, and most in the U.S. are white. When demographers talk about the shrinking percentage of white people in America, generally they are talking about whites who are not Hispanic. Such whites are a minority in four states -- Hawaii, New Mexico, California and Texas -- and the District of Columbia. The share of white people fell below 60 percent in three other states: Maryland, Georgia and Nevada. Nationally, non-Hispanic whites make up about 67 percent of the population, down from 70 percent at the start of the decade. California, New York, Texas and Florida have the nation's largest immigrant populations. The new data show that immigrants will travel beyond those states if there are jobs available.
According to Slashdot, Matt Damon has been cast as a young James T. Kirk for the upcoming Star Trek XI. According to rumor, the movie is set on Kirk's first mission with the Enterprise, so they couldn't use Shatner this time. Damon does look a little like a young Shatner, but it will be strange seeing someone else playing Kirk. Still, with J.J. Abrams behind the film, it should be good.
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It looks like more and more colleges are becoming concerned about what students are posting on their blogs and on social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook.It's often easy to forget that anything that goes on in an electronic format -- webpages, blogs, emails, pictures -- can be easily shared and passed around without your knowledge. It may seem like you're in the privacy of your own home at times, when in reality you've got the windows wide open.
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Clearly they enjoyed working together, because this isn't just another damn boring cereal with unidentifiable marshmallows. No, this is regular, mouth-flaying Cap'n Crunch with red Superman insignias. OK, admittedly they don't have the actual "S" in the middle. And the low levels of quality control over on Crunch Island have resulted in the shapes looking like anything from a heart to the opening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but I give them points for trying.