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November 27, 2012

December doomsday? Don't change your plans, astronomer says

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JOPLIN, Mo. —

That rift, said Claussen, is actually a cloud of dust and gas.

“It bothers me a little bit that all the cool stuff about the Mayans is being upstaged by the world-ending talk,” said Sam Claussen, a retired member of the Southern theater faculty who now co-teaches the Mayan civilization class with sociologist Conrad Gubera. “Maybe on Jan. 1, all the people will start looking at the fascinating things the Mayans (accomplished).”

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Details for this story were reported by the Joplin, Mo., Globe

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