While all the nerves we feel when we have a crush on someone remain unchanged from childhood until forever, adults have one thing going for them that kids don't: We are (sometimes, maybe) mature enough to go after what we want. Which means it's completely possible that, while you're fretting over whether or not someone is interested in you, they'll just tell you, plainly, and without mixed messages. It takes guts to put yourself out there, but as an adult person, it's something we should start making a habit of. There's a huge possibility the person with a crush on you might never explicitly say so. That's fine. But that's also an indication of cowardice — and who has time for that? Which, incidentally, means you might want to consider being straightforward with them about your feelings. You know what's really sexy? Confidence. Find yourself some and don't settle for someone else who won't do the same.
When word got out that the eight scientists had sued the government, criticism poured in, even from colleagues. The head of the Society for American Archaeology tried to get them to drop the lawsuit. Some felt it would interfere with the relationships they had built with Native American tribes. But the biggest threat came from the Justice Department itself. Its lawyers contacted the Smithsonian Institution warning that Owsley and Stanford might be violating “criminal conflict of interest statutes which prohibit employees of the United States” from making claims against the government.