NightLife: The Perfect Date to Get Excited for San Andreas
His lights turned off promptly at 8 o'clock, bumming out the people looking at the tank next to his (obviously he's not one of the main attractions.) click to When you aren't holding penis bones or taking part in a large scale art experiment hosted ...
April 18, 2015
Can rural America be saved? A new national 'challenge' tries to see.
This was 1963, and Pulaski's furniture industry was in full swing: Pulaski Furniture's hulking pastel headquarters, Big Blue, loomed over a constellation of factories and warehouses. Hoping for a And while the glowing clock tower of a 19th-century ...
March 27, 2015
Is Most of Our DNA Garbage?
Large-scale surveys of the genome have led a number of researchers to expect that the human genome will turn out to be even more full of activity than previously thought. In January, Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health ...
March 6, 2015
Death By Slapstick: Will The DARPA Robotics Challenge's Final, Grueling Stage ...
Saving lives, and mitigating the impact of large-scale disasters, should be an apolitical enterprise. Still, it's During the upcoming finals, each robot will be given an hour to accomplish a sequence of tasks, including moving debris, turning a ...
March 6, 2015
When is a casino a big casino? The question vexes Vegas, regulators
When Becki Johnson's busy life as a wife, mother and executive assistant gets too hectic, she seeks a break from the madcap modern grind: She plays video keno. But not on the Strip, where the hubbub of cavernous casinos, ebb and flow of boozy strangers ...
March 4, 2015
How Ron Fliegelman Became The Weather Underground's Bomb Guru
Adds Wilkerson, “That was the real problem: all these macho guys with their macho posturing, seeing who could be the big man and strike first.” Working from an apartment on Geary Each device carried two sticks of dynamite linked to an alarm clock ...
March 29, 2015
The Almost Forgotten Selma March
The marchers spent a quiet, uneventful night at Rosa Steele's farm near Big Swamp Creek. Mrs. Steele, 78 years old and widowed, owned a small grocery . But soon the crowd grew restless, as most waited for the man they thought had made this triumph ...
March 20, 2015
On a windy hilltop, midway between the twisting waters of the New River and the folds of Draper Mountain, Lee Spiegel works alone. For months, Spiegel has come to a vacant cottage in the mountains of southwest Virginia. It has little power and no water. So with a portable toilet out back and her beagle mix, Hopscotch, for company, Spiegel resurrects the old building. Spiegel grew up an hour northeast, in Salem. Now she is back in the New River Valley to build a business. Pulaski Grow , as she calls it, will draw upon the region’s long agricultural history and confront one of its most pressing needs. Through an aquaponics operation — growing vegetables with water fertilized by fish — and a community cannery, Spiegel aims to teach teenagers the leadership, management and customer-service skills area employers say they need. It’s an ambitious plan, not least because the ebullient Spiegel, 53 , is a one-woman show. The technical side is formidable: She’ll need vertical grow towers, fish tanks to hold a few hundred tilapia, pipes to carry water from the tanks to a yet-to-be-built greenhouse, and, eventually, an overhaul of the.
When Becki Johnson’s busy life as a wife, mother and executive assistant gets too hectic, she seeks a break from the madcap modern grind: She plays video keno. Instead, Johnson tries her luck at Dotty’s Gaming & Spirits, a homey casino-bar that she says is “one stop sign” from home, where regulars call her by name and workers have studied her preference for Camel Crush cigarettes and sugarless Monster... Dotty’s fans like that it’s not a casino run by an anonymous corporation with sour-faced pit bosses — an alternative to traditional Sin City gambling house mores. But Dotty’s also has ignited a toxic battle within the state’s gambling industry. Irked rivals and county officials say Dotty’s parent company, Nevada Restaurant Services, flouts state and local laws regulating neighborhood tavern-casinos, creating an unfair business advantage. Johnson’s regular haunt has no live gambling, just 15 video slot machines featuring poker or keno. There are windows and clocks, verboten in most gambling emporiums because they can remind players they’ve been playing too long. Most Dotty’s patrons are middle-aged women like the 44-year-old Johnson.
On March 7, 2015, forty thousand Americans gathered in Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. On that day in 1965, Alabama state troopers and local police brutally assaulted 600 African Americans, members of Martin Luther King’s voting rights campaign. On the anniversary earlier this month, the crowd included elderly veterans of the ’65 march, 100 members of the U. S. Congress, former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, and the current president of the United States and his family. The celebration, known officially as the Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee, commemorated not just Bloody Sunday but the aborted march two days later and the final successful trek (March 21-25) that brought the marchers, numbering 25,000, to... Civil Rights activists hoped to present the governor with a list of grievances, the greatest of which was the denial of the right to vote. Fifty years ago, that five day march from Selma to Montgomery was not widely celebrated but denigrated by a number of distinguished Americans. Former President Harry S. Truman, who had urged Congress to adopt a civil rights program 17 years earlier, called the march “silly.