BartCop Entertainment Archives - Friday, 12 August, 2016

Friday

12 August, 2016

(Updated Daily)

[1779 days in a row]



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Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Andrew Tobias: Helping The Blind To See; Triply Offensive
Policy is not, at this stage, what people are concerned about with Trump - he is, as so many Republicans have said or signaled, simply unfit to be President. But I can't resist pointing out Trump's triply offensive promise Monday to eliminate the estate tax: "No family will have to pay the death tax. American workers have paid taxes their whole lives. It's just plain wrong and most people agree with that. We will repeal it."
First off, it's grossly misleading - basically a lie.


Suzanne Moore: Women face abuse at work every day. Don't look to the left for help (The Guardian)
If Labour can't promote women in its own ranks, how can it protect their rights in the workplace?


Homa Khaleeli: Why young people have stopped drinking tea (The Guardian)
Teabag sales are plummeting, with half of 16- to 34-year-olds worried that the humble cuppa might stain their teeth.


Rebecca Schuman: The Greatest Gymnast of All Time (Slate)
When Simone Biles grows up, she wants to be like Kohei Uchimura.


David Edelstein: Hate Critics All You Want, But the Studio's to Blame for Suicide Squad's Failings (Slate)
It's a familiar pattern in this blighted era for movies, in which Comic-Con stands at the epicenter of Hollywood's consciousness and woe to critics who aren't fellow travelers-i.e. Comic-Communists.


Gene Del Vecchio: Suicide Squad Survives. Critics Don't! (Huffington Post)
Wow! What a miss. Movie critics on Rotten Tomatoes gave Suicide Squad a mere 26 percent rating, while audiences rated it a 74 percent on the same site. Most importantly, the film exploded at the box office with $135 million on its opening domestic weekend. You would think it is humiliating to harangue a film then to see it soar at the box office. It seems that many film critics just don't understand or appreciate films with mass appeal.


Cezary Jan Strusiewicz: My School Staged A Fake School Shooting And Someone Died (Cracked)
5. There Was Basically No Warning That It Was A Drill



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Trivia Question of the Day


A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google's homepage. What was the very first Google Doodle?

                                  



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Throwback Thursday Trivia Question from Yesterday


What is the name of this animated bovine mascot?


       Elsie the Cow                                                      Source


Elsie the Cow is a cartoon cow developed as a mascot for the Borden Dairy Company in 1936 to symbolize the "perfect dairy product". Since the demise of Borden in the mid-1990s the character has continued to be used in the same capacity for the company's partial successor, Eagle Brand, owned by The J.M. Smucker Company.

Named one of the Top 10 Advertising Icons of the [20th] Century by Ad Age in 2000, Elsie the Cow has been among the most recognizable product logos in the United States and Canada.        Source







Randall was first and correct with:
   Elsie





mj wrote:
   Elmer's squeeze
  The shill for Borden's Dairy products, Elsie the Cow.




Alan J replied:
   Elsie the Borden Cow.



Sandra in Maine said:
   elsie



Stephen F responded:
   Elsie the Cow



Adam answered:
   Elsie the Cow.



Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
   Elsie the Cow from Borden's Dairy



Marian responded:
   Bessie



Daniel in The City answered:
   Elsie the Cow, of Borden Dairy fame



Kevin K. in Washington, DC said:
   Elsie the Cow, from Borden Dairy



MAM   wrote:
   Elsie the Cow ~ A cartoon cow developed as a mascot for the Borden Dairy Company in 1936.





Deborah took the day off.
  



DJ Useo took the day off.
  



Joe S     took the day off.
  



Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.
  



Lois Of Oregon took the day off.
  



BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.
  
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  August 12 Birthdays - Celebrities Born August 12 | Famous Birthdays




Sally has retired.
  


  





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Middle Class Political Economist




Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"


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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ


Arianna Huffington signs off at The Huffington Post - SFGate



Earliest Americans could not have arrived by dry land, study indicates | Science | The Guardian



Lost cities #4: Pompeii was preserved by disaster. Now it risks ruin all over again | Cities | The Guardian



Set To Stun



Caregivers Could Be The REAL Silent Majority In This Election



Donald Trump is rallying a lynch mob. He's done it before with the Central Park Five.



Red State Not in Love with Trump



Cheers and Jeers: Thursday



BBC - Future - The Peruvian temple that hints at the origin of religion



BBC - Travel - The women who never leave home



Straight women in Tanzania are marrying each other - and it's happening a lot - AOL



Like These TV Shows? Here Are 70+ Things You Might Also Like ... : NPR



When Science Stands Up To Creationism : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR



'You Have an Inheritance': Yosemite Ranger Reminds Visitors of Park's True Owners - NBC News



Sheriff's office to pay $41,000 to atheist group for using Facebook page for a religious statement



As Zika Threat Looms, Texas Funnels Women's Health Money To Anti-Abortion Group



Inside Donald Trump's Meltdown | TIME



RNC losing staffers over Trump -- report - CNNPolitics.com



Trump: The Dark Heart of the Republican Party - Rolling Stone



Thanks, Michelle!


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Reader Suggestion

Lumpy Stuff


Some most amusing accounts of lies Trump has told and his bizarre responses when confronted about the lies:

The best lies from Donald Trump's 2007 deposition.


As for names for Trump who loves to call others belittling names, a friend just referred to him as the Cheeto asshole. Pretty good.





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     We are all only temporarily able bodied.


Thanks, Linda!



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Thanks, Gary!



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from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying




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Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD


BACK TO BASICS.

THE LOW DOWN DIRTY COWARD!

"LAND HO!

GET YOUR MOJO WORKING!

NEOLIBERALISM AND DONALD TRUMP!

"FREE TRADE" IS NOT FREE!

"YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY"

THOMAS AND TENNILLE!

THE "BUTTERFLY WHISPERER".






Visit JD's site - Kitty Litter Music




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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Heat and humidity are both on the rise. Ack.



Tonight, Friday:

CBS begins the night with a RERUN 'NCIS: The Expendable One', followed by a RERUN 'Hawaii Five-0', then a RERUN 'Blue Bloods'.
On a RERUN Stephen Colbert (from 6/29/16) are Samuel L. Jackson, Julie Klausner, and Schoolboy Q.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 5/15/16) are Jane Lynch, Rob Reiner, Thomas Lennon, and Benjamin Clementine.



NBC fills the night with FRESH '2016 Summer Olympics'.
Jimmy Fallon is pre-empted.
Seth Meyers is re-empted.
Carson 'The Scab' Daly is pre-empted.



ABC opens the night with a RERUN 'Shark Tank', followed by 'What Would You Do?', then '20/20'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 8/2/16) are Salma Hayek, Mark Consuelos, and Grouplove.



The CW fills the night with LIVE 'NFL Preseason Football'.



Faux has a RERUN 'MasterChef', followed by another RERUN 'MasterChef'.



MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.



A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', '60 Days In', and 'The First 48'.



AMC offers the movie 'Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome', followed by the movie 'Mad Max', then the movie 'The Road Warrior'.



BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-The Girl In The Fireplace
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Rise Of The Cybermen-Part 1.
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-The Age Of Steel-Part 2.
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-The Impossible Planet-Part 1.
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-The Satan Pit-Part 2.
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 13-Doomsday
 [12:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-Blink
 [1:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 10-Midnight
 [2:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 12-The Stolen Earth-Part 1.
 [3:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 13-Journey's End-Part 2.
 [4:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO: THE RUNAWAY BRIDE
 [5:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO: THE RUNAWAY BRIDE
 [6:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO: VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED
 [7:40PM]    DOCTOR WHO: THE NEXT DOCTOR - Part 1 & 2.
 [9:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO: THE NEXT DOCTOR
 [12:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO: THE RUNAWAY BRIDE
 [1:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO: THE RUNAWAY BRIDE
 [2:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO: VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED
 [3:40AM]    DOCTOR WHO: THE NEXT DOCTOR - Part 1 & 2.
 [5:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 10-Vincent and The Doctor    (ALL TIMES EDT)



Bravo has the movie 'Cheaper By The Dozen', followed by a (F) 'Real Housewives Of Melbourne', then the movie 'Cheaper By The Dozen'.



Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', 2 hours of old 'South Park', and the movie 'Step Brothers'.



FX has the movie 'Identity Thief', followed by the movie 'R.I.P.D.', then the movie 'R.I.P.D.', again.



History has 'Ancient Aliens', another 'Ancient Aliens', followed by a FRESH 'Ancient Aliens', and another 'Ancient Aliens'.



IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    ZOMBIELAND
 [8:00AM]    SHOOT 'EM UP
 [10:00AM]    RENO 911!: MIAMI
 [12:00PM]    ZOMBIELAND
 [2:00PM]    RUSH HOUR 3
 [4:00PM]    RENO 911!: MIAMI
 [6:00PM]    THE NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD!
 [8:00PM]    THE NAKED GUN 2 1/2: THE SMELL OF FEAR
 [10:00PM]    NAKED GUN 33 1/3: THE FINAL INSULT
 [11:45PM]    THE NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD!
 [1:45AM]    THE NAKED GUN 2 1/2: THE SMELL OF FEAR
 [3:45AM]    NAKED GUN 33 1/3: THE FINAL INSULT
 [5:30AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Zach Galifianakis Wears Rolled Khakis and Shoes With Brown Laces    (ALL TIMES EDT)



Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Anaconda
 [8:00AM]    Grosse Pointe Blank
 [10:30AM]    Groundhog Day
 [1:00PM]    Love Actually
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-Mushrooms
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-The Secret Sharers
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-The Serpent's Tooth
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-The Troubles
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Corpus Delicti
 [8:59PM]    Law & Order-Trophy
 [9:58PM]    Law & Order-Charm City
 [10:57PM]    Law & Order-Custody
 [11:56PM]    Law & Order-Encore
 [12:55AM]    The A Word-Goodbye
 [2:15AM]    Grosse Pointe Blank
 [4:45AM]    The Ledge    (ALL TIMES EDT)



SyFy has the movie 'The Incredible Hulk', followed by a FRESH 'Killyjoys', then a FRESH 'Dark Matter'.



TCM spends 24 hours with Janet Gaynor
 [6:00 AM]      Small Town Girl (1936)
 [8:00 AM]      The Young In Heart (1938)
 [10:00 AM]      The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935)
 [12:00 PM]      Delicious (1931)
 [2:00 PM]      A Star Is Born (1937)
 [4:15 PM]      State Fair (1933)
 [6:15 PM]      Change of Heart (1934)
 [8:00 PM]      Lucky Star (1929)
 [10:00 PM]      Street Angel (1928)    SILENT 
 [12:00 AM]      Ladies In Love (1936)
 [2:00 AM]      Sunnyside Up (1929)
 [4:15 AM]      Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)
    (ALL TIMES EDT)



Saturday   -  08/13/16

TCM spends 24 hours with Ralph Richardson
 [6:00 AM]      The Citadel (1938)
 [8:00 AM]      Things To Come (1936)
 [10:00 AM]      Outcast of the Islands (1951)
 [12:00 PM]      The Sound Barrier (1952)
 [2:00 PM]      The Four Feathers (1939)
 [4:00 PM]      Time Bandits (1981)
 [6:00 PM]      The Wrong Box (1966)
 [8:00 PM]      The Heiress (1949)
 [10:15 PM]      The Fallen Idol (1948)
 [12:00 AM]      Anna Karenina (1948)
 [2:00 AM]      Oscar Wilde (1960)
 [4:00 AM]      The Divorce Of Lady X (1938)
    (ALL TIMES EDT)




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Susan Bridges, left, Jeff Bridges, and Haley Bridges arrive at the special screening of "Hell or High Water" at the Arclight Hollywood on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Willy Sanjuan

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Zapp Brannigan Speaks

Futurama

Recently, the Internet noticed more than a passing resemblance between the outrageous boasts of Donald Trump and those of Futurama's ace captain and romantic, Zapp Brannigan.

Voice actor Billy West, voice of Brannigan, has decided not to turn neutral on the matter. So he's taken to Twitter to post recordings of himself reading out Trump's most famous quotes, fully in character of Zapp. West was behind a sizable chunk of Futuramacharacters, providing the voices of Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg and of course, the Big Z himself.

Have your ever wondered if Zapp has tiny hands? Or about his thoughts on global warming? Once Zapp Brannigan is involved in politics, every mission is a political suicide mission.

West has promised that there will more quotes very soon, and he's tweeting at Maurice LaMarche, voice of neglected assistant Kif, to help him by playing Mike Pence. But as to what those quotes will be, he's keeping them under wraps so far.

Which is smart, because as Brannigan once said, "In the game of chess, you can never let your adversary see your pieces."

Futurama

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In this photo taken Wendesday, Aug. 10, 2016, Roger Corman, US independent film producer and director, reacts after receiving the award "Guest of Honor Filmmakers Academy", at the 69th International Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland. The festival runs from Aug. 3 to 13.
Photo by Alexandra Wey

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Blasts Lumpy's 'Verbal Violence'

Patti Davis

In a Facebook post directed at the Republican presidential candidate, President Ronald Reagan's daughter blasted Donald's Trump's "glib and horrifying comment" on the Second Amendment.

"I am the daughter of a man who was shot by someone who got his inspiration from a movie," the post by Patti Davis begins, referring to the 1981 assassination attempt on Reagan by John Hinckley Jr.

In the Facebook post, Davis, the eldest child of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, echoed this line of criticism, invoking her family's experience with the 1981 shooting, which wounded the president and three others in Washington, D.C.

"Your glib and horrifying comment about 'Second Amendment people' was heard around the world," the post reads. "It was heard by sane and decent people who shudder at your fondness for verbal violence. It was heard by your supporters, many of whom gleefully and angrily yell, "Lock her up!" at your rallies. It was heard by the person sitting alone in a room, locked in his own dark fantasies, who sees unbridled violence as a way to make his mark in the world, and is just looking for ideas."

Patti Davis

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Stuff Goes On the Block

Zappa

Looking to purchase one of Frank Zappa's business cards? A psychedelic concert poster from an early Mothers of Invention gig? Bruce Bickford-designed clay Zappa figures used in the film "Baby Snakes"? Vintage mixing boards, recording gear and guitars that Zappa harnessed to create one of his dozens of studio albums?

Julien's Auctions has announced an extensive sale of items from the estate of the late Frank and Gail Zappa, and that property and more will likely make its way to the auction block.

Featuring memorabilia and gear that until recently was stored in the family's longtime home and recording studio in Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon, the auction will begin on Nov. 4. It will include hundreds of items notable to music and art collectors, gear-heads and those interested in the old, weird Los Angeles.

The sale, however, has once again revealed fissures among Frank Zappa's children. The items are being listed by the Zappa Family Trust, which is controlled by two of Frank and Gail's four children, Ahmet and Diva Zappa, and comes less than a year after Gail's death.

The two other children, Moon and Dweezil, oppose the sale. But as minority stakeholders in the trust, they are helpless to stop it.

Zappa

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Mandy Patinkin speaks at Showtime 2016 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Eric Charbonneau

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Wellness Startup

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post news site that has become a global phenomenon, announced Thursday she was stepping down to launch a nonprofit group focused on health and wellness.

Greek-born Huffington, who launched her original American website in 2005 and sold it to internet giant AOL in 2011, said the new venture called Thrive Global aims "to change the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is a necessary price for success."

She said she would be stepping down as editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, which now operates in 10 languages and has a user base of over 200 million.

She said she decided to leave the online news organization because "I simply couldn't do justice to both companies."

Thrive has received funding from Lerer Hippeau Ventures -- led by a HuffPost co-founder Kenneth Lerer -- and other groups and individuals including NBA star Andre Iguodala and entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker. It is to launch after the US election in November.

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Escapes Settlement Payments

Mel "Sugar Tits" Gibson

A California appeals court has affirmed a judgment that allows Mel Gibson to withhold settlement payments to ex-wife Oksana Grigorieva over a breach of confidentiality.

The case began in 2010 when Gibson looked to establish that he was really the father of the couple's daughter. Grigorieva filed a separate lawsuit alleging that the actor had committed battery and defamation. Two years later, the couple settled with each other. She got $20,000 per month for child support and a home. He got to be declared the father of the girl. Additionally, to resolve the battery and defamation claims, Gibson was obligated to pay Grigorieva $750,000 in three installments.

After Grigorieva got the first $250,000 payment, she went on Howard Stern's show. On May 21, 2013, she thanked the radio host for his support.

After a further exchange, Grigorieva told Stern, "You know what? You have to embrace your experience and even - it doesn't matter how painful it might be at the time, and that darker experience, learn from it." Grigorieva also said that she planned to work with a domestic violence charity.

As a result of this interview, Gibson filed a request for an order to discharge his obligations to pay future installments under the parties' settlement agreements. Grigorieva's attorneys argued that statements referred only to "unspecified domestic abuse" and that Gibson couldn't establish a breach based on inference. The California appeals court rejects this.

Mel "Sugar Tits" Gibson

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Canadian composer Howard Shore poses during a photocall where he received the award "Vision Award Nascens" at the 69th International Film Festival, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Locarno, Switzerland.
Photo by Alexandra Wey

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Ancient Ice Reveals Clues About Past Climate

Earth

Inside a huge walk-in freezer in suburban Denver, a college student in a thick parka shoots a jolt of electricity through a yard-long column of ice extracted from Antarctica.

Just outside the freezer, in a much warmer room, a computer wired to the ice registers a sudden spike in a jagged red line crawling across the screen.

"Hey, we got a volcano," says T.J. Fudge, a University of Washington researcher. The electric current has detected a thin layer of volcanic residue in the ice, deposited by an eruption about 8,000 years ago.

This is the National Ice Core Laboratory in Lakewood, where ice pulled from the depths of Antarctica and Greenland is sliced up, photographed and tested. Most of it is shipped to other labs, where researchers do more experiments looking for clues about Earth's past and future.

Smooth and milky white, the 4- to 5-inch-diameter pieces - called ice cores - provide scientists with a wealth of historical information, from air temperature to greenhouse gases to evidence of cosmic events. The record reaches as far back as 800,000 years.

Earth

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Actress Della Reese speaks at the ceremony for the unveiling of the star for actress Roma Downey on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California U.S., August 11, 2016.
Photo by Mario Anzuoni

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Opposition Heats Up

Oil Pipeline

American Indians blocked crews constructing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota on Wednesday, while Iowa landowners are asking a judge to halt work in their state until their constitutional challenges are heard.

Law enforcement was called to keep the peace between protesters and armed security guards hired by the Texas-based developer of the four-state pipeline as crews worked on the part of the pipeline that's just north of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in southern North Dakota. There, at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri rivers, American Indians have for months been staging a nonviolent protest at a "spirit camp."

"Everybody is nonviolent and peaceful," said LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, a tribal historian at Standing Rock. "We want to hold them back until we can get to court."

A dozen Iowa landowners are hoping for the same thing, asking a state court in documents filed Tuesday in Des Moines to immediately hear their motion and keep the company from digging a trench across their land. Attorney Bill Hanigan says the Iowa Utilities Board misinterpreted a 2006 state law that bans agricultural land from being taken for private projects via eminent domain.

The 1,172-mile pipeline planned by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners starts in North Dakota and passes through South Dakota and Iowa before ending in western Illinois.

Oil Pipeline

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This April 21, 2016 photo shows an exhibit at the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library in Indianapolis displaying the writer's typewriter. A number of events being held around Indianapolis this fall will celebrate Vonnegut's work and legacy.
Photo by Beth J. Harpaz

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Dark Greek Legend

Mount Lykaion

Archaeologists have made a sinister discovery at the top of a Greek mountain which might corroborate one of the darkest legends of antiquity.

Excavations this summer on Mount Lykaion, once worshipped as the birthplace of the god Zeus, uncovered the 3,000-year-old skeleton of a teenager amid a mound of ashes built up over a millennium from sacrificed animals.

Greece's Culture Ministry said Wednesday that the skeleton, probably of an adolescent boy, was found in the heart of the 30-meter (100-foot) broad ash altar, next to a man-made stone platform.

Excavators say it's too early to speculate on the nature of the teenager's death but the discovery is remarkable because the remote Mount Lykaion was for centuries associated with the most nefarious of Greek cults: Ancient writers - including Plato - linked it with human sacrifice to Zeus, a practice which has very rarely been confirmed by archaeologists anywhere in the Greek world and never on mainland Greece.

According to legend, a boy was sacrificed with the animals and all the meat was cooked and eaten together. Whoever ate the human part would become a wolf for nine years.

Mount Lykaion

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A shooting star (L, top) is seen on the night sky during the perseid meteor shower in Jankowo, near Poznan, on August 11, 2016. The first half of August is traditionally the best time to look out for meteors called 'shooting stars', or perseids which are the leftover dust particles of a comet tail associated with comet Swift-Tuttle.
Photo by Lukasz Ogrodowczyk

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Island Fox Returns From Brink Of Extinction

California

Three groups of California's rare island fox were removed from the U.S. endangered species list on Thursday, and a fourth was downgraded to threatened, marking the fastest recovery yet for an American mammal once deemed to be on the brink of extinction.

The population of the four subspecies in question on California's Channel Islands, which had plunged to fewer than 200 animals during the late 1990s, has bounced back to nearly 6,000 as of 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported.

The agency said the island fox rebound was hastened by an intense recovery program that included captive breeding of the animals, removal of feral pigs from the islands and reducing an influx of golden eagles from the mainland that had become an invasive predator.

As of last year, the population for three of the groups had been restored to, or exceeded, historic levels, the Fish and Wildlife Service said. The fourth is still recovering.

The island fox, one of America's rarest mammals, are diminutive cousins to the mainland gray fox. Roughly the size of a house cat, they weigh 3 to 5 pounds (1.4 to 2.3 kg) and stand about a foot (30.5 cm) tall. They exist nowhere on Earth but on the six main Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California. The subspecies on two of those islands were never listed.

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A litter of white lion cubs is presented in their enclosure in the 'XII months' private zoo in the Demydiv village, about 50 kilometers north of Kiev, Ukraine on August 11, 2016. The five seven-week-old male baby-lions were born by Ivanna and Ludwig in June 2016 and weigh now between four to six kilograms each. The five lion cubs are a record number in one litter because usually it is not more than four. White lions are a rare color mutation among African Lions that occurs in nature as well.
Photo by Sergey Dolzhenko

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