What's Ahead for 2004

Saturn Dominates in January, and Drop "The Bomb"

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Saturn is close to both the Earth and the sun right now, making it a dominant sight in the night sky. Even small telescopes will reveal the planet's pale-yellow globe, encircled by dazzlingly white rings. Sky & Telescope hide caption

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Sada Jacobson

Sada Jacobson, currently the top ranked women's saber fencer in the world, hopes to make the U.S. Olympic saber team and grab the first medal for an American woman in the sport. Jacobson Family hide caption

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New Year's Day is a time for reflections, and a time to ponder what's in store for the year ahead. NPR's Melissa Block, host of All Things Considered, takes a look at what 2004 has to offer. She checks in on the celestial forecast, the country's weather forecast, and Olympic fencing hopeful Sada Jacobson. Plus, the Department of Defense reveals its newest additions to the Meals Ready To Eat menu; and from Youth Radio, the latest in slang.

Slang for 2004, Gathered by Youth Radio's Sanovia Jackson

Ways to Say Hello

What's crackin

What's da biz

Whatsup (old term, but still going strong)

Sanovia’s Own Slang

Click-clackin = talking on the phone with friends

Diamonds = money. For instance, "My diamonds are low" means you're short on money.

What’s New

Out of pocket = outrageous

Yaddamean = you know what I mean

Clean = cool

Can = something that isn't cool

Cupcaking = sweet talking with your boy/girlfriend

Off the hook = really great

What's Out

That's the bomb




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