Two Women Killed in Illinois Tornadoes Were Neighbors, Friends
the ground, posing a safety hazard. Roofs from buildings were missing. Metal siding from barns were wrapped around trees. While his house was spared major damage, powerful winds launched a single branch, like a spear, though his kitchen wall ...
April 10, 2015
Mad about the '60s
Today's cellphone does the same job with a beep, but it can't equal the bed-stand flair of a retro-looking alarm with a black or red, metal or plastic case on legs -- sometimes, a pedestal. Westclox . Wall clock. Yesterday's office clock said the ...
April 11, 2015
Lake County's Geysers provides electricity, jobs — and tours
Around the clock, seven days a week, its 15 plants hum quietly and efficiently, cranking out 6 million megawatts of natural, clean energy a year, enough to supply 39 percent of the United States' geothermal generation, and 18 percent of California's ...
April 10, 2015
Kovels: Tin toys that move always popular
Clockwork toys have gears and parts like those used on a clock. By the end of World War II, plastic parts were used for toys and the earlier metal wind-up was out of production. . There are holes in her ears so you can nail or screw the opener ...
April 10, 2015
What It Really Means to Eat a Big Mac at the Arctic Circle
That's why this girl was eating McDonald's at nine o'clock at night, after a big dinner, at the end of a day of plenty of food. found intense pleasure in just entering a McDonald's, in just walking through the swinging doors, tilting my head up to ...
April 9, 2015
Blue Jays defence a key to good start
"As a group we take pride in our collective defence," said Pillar, who crashed the wall to catch a ball off Davis' bat. Pillar also threw out the speedy Jones at second as he This year, there is a between-innings clock in each park that tracks the ...
April 10, 2015
At the library, all is not lost
We used a metal detector & did St. Anthony but no work." More coverage. Feminist flamenco troupe Pasión y Arte heads The board is an extension of "Lost and Found," a 1,000-square-foot assemblage of colorful wall coverings and soft fabric sculptures ...
April 9, 2015
NEW YORK CITY – On Friday, March 6, # Flood11 , as they have been labeled, were found not guilty of disorderly conduct. For most, the People’s Climate March in New York City, which included an estimated 310,000 people from all walks of life, ended that same day with rallies at 34th street. 22, an estimated 3,000 activists descended on Wall Street to “highlight the role of capitalism in fueling the climate crisis,” as report by Reuters. This protest was known as “ Flood Wall Street. According to Reuters , “Demonstrators tried to push back metal barricades that police had used to keep them away, an effort that ended when police turned pepper spray on the crowd … Police later broke up the gathering, ordering remaining... ” When several dozen refused to leave, the police “handcuffed and walked them away one-by-one. According to an NYULocal report , the 102 people arrested were each charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and spent the night in jail. Most of the activists eventually accepted a plea bargain, in which the city dropped the charges if they agreed to not cause any further civic unrest. They adamantly defended their right to protest, “ on the grounds that their actions were necessary based on the imminent harm climate change poses.
The courtesy was, in some sense, ridiculous. Nonetheless, Batu appreciated it, just as he appreciated the good prewar coffee from the tribune’s private stock. These little courtesies had an effect all out of proportion to their actual size in smoothing over the harshness of military life. “The weather report is in,” the tribune continued, “and it’s clear from here to Frunze, except for a patch of cloud near Almaty, which we’ll route around. So, Dawning Harmony is a go. ”. Batu couldn’t help but roll his eyes slightly. the tribune’s aide was Chinese, and trust a classically-educated Confucian to come up with a name like ‘Harmony’ for a military operation intended to destroy an enemy formation. Yes, yes, obviously there would be ‘harmony’ in the air if it worked, in the sense of no opposition to what the Athena Squadron did, but sheesh. “So, if I can draw your attention to this route map, for the final details. To avoid the bad weather at Almaty we will go in a dogleg, first to this map reference point” – he reeled off a string of coordinates, which the navigators duly noted down. the point was out in the middle of the desert, and very likely a hundred miles from the nearest habitation. ” The tribune’s aide went around the room delivering slips of paper to the pilots.
I wrote the following for my audition piece for Volume VI of Sakura Bloom 's Sling Diaries (yes, I am trying again- third audition. It got me thinking about how I spend my days with Rue. Not just the overview, which I kinda tour in the piece I wrote, but the real nitty gritty of it. The sloppy hair, days spent in PJs & Ted's shirt, when "clean up those Cheerios you spilled" seems to translate to "eat those Cheerios off the floor". the unglamorous day-to-day life that I find so magical with this kid. I wasn't sure I wanted to share what I had written, but I know one day, I will want to look back on this phase of my life & know that I embraced it whole-heartedly, with honesty & humor. Your Dada & I decided a long time ago that, because we have the luxury to follow your fluid internal clock, we should let you take the lead & follow where you take us. Some days, we are up until the wee hours, you & I, planting secret kisses on... Other days, you decide not to nap, & you fall asleep earlier in the evening, only to wake up at 7am. Those mornings usually see you energetic & vivacious, while I impatiently eye the kettle, willing the water to boil quickly so the coffee can brew. Some days, we stay home all day long.