BartCop Entertainment Archives - Sunday, 8 January, 2017


8 January, 2017

(Updated Daily)

[1928 days in a row]


Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Paul Krugman: Macrohypocrisy (NY Times Blog)
Paul Waldman has a righteous rant on Congressional Republicans, who posed as the hawkiest of deficit hawks as long as a Democrat was in the White House, but are now fine with huge debt increases under Trump. But really, is anyone except the fiscal scolds surprised? The fraudulence and flim-flam of GOP deficit poseurs was obvious all along.

Marc Dion: No Socks, No Class (Creators Syndicate)
Joseph "Joey No Socks" Cinque is at best a lower-level mob associate, although someone thought he was important enough to shoot in 1980. And, of course, Joey No Socks was invited to Embarrassment-Elect Donald Trump's New Year's Eve party.

Connie Schultz: Here We Are, on the Brink of What Comes Next (Creators Syndicate)
For 45 minutes on Christmas Eve, I watched love, in all of its diversity, play out in front of me. Thanks, 2016. I needed that.

Connie Schultz: We Are Not the Enemy (Creators Syndicate)
On the last day of December, this was Donald Trump's greeting for America - via Twitter, of course: "Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do. Love!" My immediate response to this infantile tweet from the future president of the United States was to donate to a diaper charity. See? I do know what to do.

Mark Shields: For Republicans, the Year of Living Nervously (Creators Syndicate)
For nervous Republicans, this means that President Trump, when the going gets rough, will have no cushion of public support to buoy him, and for GOP officeholders, Trump's coattails could turn out to be a tank top.

Lenore Skenazy: A Breakthrough About Breakthroughs (Creators Syndicate)
So how can we know which [medical/nutritional] headlines to trust and which to ignore? Here is Kabat's rule of thumb - a wise one: "The more dramatic the result the less likely it is to be true."

Clive James: 'I hanker for a time when everybody was given a job description by everybody else' (The Guardian)
It would be handy if we all spoke a language sufficiently stuffed with honorific tags and phrases that we all knew where we stood.

Hadley Freeman: It's two weeks till Trump takes office. Time for a plan to improve 2017 (The Guardian)
1. Honestly, I don't understand why Twitter hasn't deleted Trump's account. He's retweeted antisemitic memes, engaged in targeted harassment and generally behaved like - let's just say it - a massive troll.

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Trivia Question of the Day

There are only 2 landlocked countries in South America. One is Bolivia. What is the other?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

What was the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US?

       "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"                                                      Source

"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" is a song co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. It was recorded by Redding twice in 1967, including once just days before his death in a plane crash. The song was released on Stax Records' Volt label in 1968, becoming the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US. It reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

Redding started writing the lyrics to the song in August 1967, while sitting on a rented houseboat in Sausalito, California. He completed the song with the help of Cropper, who was a Stax producer and the guitarist for Booker T. and the M.G.'s. The song features whistling and sounds of waves crashing on a shore.        Source

Alan J was first and correct with:
   Otis Redding, (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay.

Randall wrote:
   Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   The Dock of the Bay

Adam answered:
   (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay

Dave in Tucson replied:
   Just another wild ass guess but the first posthumous top charted single may have been Sitting on the Dock of the Bay by the immortal Otis Redding.

DJ Useo responded:
   The elevators reminded me to guess "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding. ;)
  Pretty confident, but not certain.

Deborah said:
   Oh, crap, I don't remember, and I know I used to know the answer. "Give Peace a Chance" by John Lennon? That Johnny Cash record that was his last and arguably his best?
  Plenty of rain, indoor cycling workouts, shopping and stimulating the economy. I put together 2 floor lamps we bought at Costco while my husband put our new gun into a lockbox with his .22 and the ammo into another lockbox. I signed up for an "Intro to Pistols" class for next week. I haven't shot a gun in 25 years. The concept is weird to me. We have a Ruger that my husband has owned for decades, and the new Springfield XD 9 4" 9mm is very different. If we have guns in the house I need to know how to use them. And frankly, I'm still freaked out that we have guns in the house. We're both freaked out by what's happening in the world. What's next, a concealed carry permit? Oy.

Joe S     answered:
   That would be Otis Redding, "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay." Excellent tune. I'm very busy being a Lychnobite at the present. I've finished watching "Twin Peaks" and it strikes me how similar the dialogue is to that of the original "Star Trek" and the whole series was like a soap opera. Very enjoyable, I hadn't remembered how much. By-the-way, have I mentioned my two sons graduated from the same high school as David Lynch's daughter Jennifer? Boarding school actually, it's true.

MAM     took the day off.

mj took the day off.

Marian took the day off.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  January 8 Birthdays - Celebrities Born January 8 | Famous Birthdays

Sally has retired.




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'Elephants are not the only victims': the lament of China's ivory lovers | Environment | The Guardian

Collapse of Atlantic Ocean Current Could Trigger Icy Apocalypse, Researchers Warn | The Huffington Post
     oh, goody

Librarians Go Rogue In Devious Attempt To Save Books From Getting Tossed | The Huffington Post

Resistance Is Patriotic -- And Christian | The Huffington Post

Ethics Office Warns Confirmations For Donald Trump's Nominees Are Moving Too Fast : NPR

Hello, Dogfish! When A Shark Becomes A Tasty Taco ... And A New Livelihood For Fishermen : The Salt : NPR

SEA TO TABLE: Wild Caught. Sustainable. Traceable. Domestic.


Why don't the Clintons and Obamas sue the National Enquirer out of business for their lies?

George Clooney, Paul McCartney, Meryl Streep among stars at Obamas' farewell bash - AOL Entertainment
     replace "celebrities" with intelligent, caring, humanitarians.

Gov't Ethics Agency: "We seem to have lost contact" with the Trump Team

Movie review: Hidden Figures

Pasadena, TX election scheme violates Voting Rights Act: pre-clearance reimposed

Enduring a child abuse investigation is the new normal for Black children

'Just the beginning': Trump may disrupt 20-year boom for Mexico auto industry | Business | The Guardian

Thanks, Michelle!



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Abandoned France

A Gloriously Haunting Tour of Abandoned France


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Bonus Links

Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

Society Could Collapse In A Decade, Predicts Math Historian | The Huffington Post

The Rude Pundit: Fuck You, Rural Elitists - rudepundit

Donald Trump Avoids Blaming Russia After Intel Briefing | The Huffington Post

Ethics office accuses GOP of rushing Trump Cabinet confirmations | TheHill

The Media Keep Failing To Publish Accurate Headlines About Trump: An Updated List -

10 Trump Fails and Lies from Just This Week | Alternet

Donald Trump Blames Democrats For Controversy Over Russian Hacking | The Huffington Post

Alec Baldwin Trolls Donald Trump With Russian-Language MAGA Cap | The Huffington Post

Donald Trump's Twitter 'disparagement' sows distrust in American democracy -

Arnold Schwarzenegger Has the Perfect Grownup Response to Trump's Moronic Twitter Attack | Alternet

Donald Trump Answers His Cellphone Without Knowing Who's Calling, Says GOP Senator | The Huffington Post

Sad Inauguration Workers Prepare To Celebrate A Man They Despise | The Huffington Post

Six Confirmation Hearings, Trump News Conference Scheduled on One Day | Democracy Now!

Study: racism and sexism predict support for Trump much more than economic dissatisfaction - Vox

Why Jared Kushner is Donald Trump's truest heir and most trusted adviser - Vox

Report: Trump National Security Comms Pick Crowley Plagiarized Parts Of Book - TPM

A Third Contractor Alleges Donald Trump Didn't Pay For Work On DC Hotel - TPM

The key findings from the US intelligence report on the Russia hack, decoded - Vox

Kochs, House, and Trump gut voting rights, internet freedom, and clean air with a single bill -

Tim Kaine: Why does Trump repeatedly act as Putin's defense lawyer? -



Reader Comment


Now I know what to call him!

It's the perfect name for him! Thanks to friend Janet in Texas for sharing it.

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     We are all only temporarily able bodied.

Thanks, Linda!



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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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Clouds rolling in - more rain on the way.

Tonight, Saturday:

CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by a FRESH 'NCIS: The Expendable One', then a FRESH 'Madam Secretary', followed by a FRESH 'Elementary'.

NBC fills the night with the FRESH 'The 74th Annual Golden Globes Awards'.

ABC begins the night with a FRESH 'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by a FRESH 'To Tell The Truth', then another FRESH 'To Tell The Truth', followed by a FRESH 'Conviction'.

The CW offers an old 'Person Of Interest', followed by an old 'Elementary', then 2½ hours of what passes for local news and other fluffery.

Faux has a RERUN 'Son Of Zorn', followed by a RERUN 'Bob's Burgers', then a FRESH 'The Simpsons', followed by a FRESH 'Son Of Zorn', then a FRESH 'Family Guy', followed by a FRESH 'Bob's Burgers'.

MY has an old 'Anger Management', followed by another old 'Anger Management', then an old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by another old 'Big Bang Theory', then still another old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by yet another old 'Big Bang Theory'.

A&E has 'Leah Rimini: Scientology & The Aftermath', another 'Leah Rimini: Scientology & The Aftermath', followed by a FRESH 'Hoarders', then a FRESH 'Hoarders Overload'.

AMC offers the movie 'Rocky III', followed by the movie 'Rocky IV'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-The Ends of the Earth
 [11:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-The Last Frontier
 [2:00PM]    AIR FORCE ONE (1997)
 [11:00PM]    AIR FORCE ONE (1997)
 [2:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 21 - Episode 4
 [3:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 21 - Episode 5
 [4:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 19 - Episode 1
 [5:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 19 - Episode 2    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has a FRESH 'Atlanta Social', followed by a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', 'Married To Medicine', 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'South Park', and 'Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny'.

FX has the movie 'World War Z', followed by the movie 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'.

History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by the FRESH 'Transition Of Power: The Presidency'.

IFC  -   
 [7:15AM]    SPEED
 [2:15PM]    DAREDEVIL
 [4:30PM]    KICK-ASS
 [7:00PM]    WATCHMEN
 [10:30PM]    DAREDEVIL
 [12:45AM]    KICK-ASS
 [5:45AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Lil Jon    (ALL TIMES EST)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Doubt
 [8:30AM]    The American
 [11:00AM]    Mississippi Burning
 [2:00PM]    The Firm
 [5:00PM]    The Pelican Brief
 [8:00PM]    Forrest Gump
 [10:45PM]    Forrest Gump
 [1:15AM]    Doubt
 [3:42AM]    Rectify-Bog & Carol & Ted Jr & Alice
 [4:43AM]    Rectify-Go Ask Roger
 [4:45AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & The Little Black Dress    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'Final Destination', followed by the movie 'Final Destination 2'.

 [6:00 AM]      It Happened At The World's Fair (1963)
 [8:00 AM]      Girl Happy (1965)
 [10:00 AM]      Elvis: That's The Way It Is (1970)
 [12:00 PM]      The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
 [2:00 PM]      Harvey (1950)
 [4:00 PM]      To Be or Not to Be (1942)
 [5:45 PM]      Rollerball (1975)
 [8:00 PM]      Annie Hall (1977)
 [10:00 PM]      Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
 [12:00 AM]      A Clever Dummy (1917)    SILENT 
 [12:00 AM]      Teddy at the Throttle (1917)    SILENT 
 [12:00 AM]      The Last of the Mohicans (1920)    SILENT 
 [2:00 AM]      In the Mood for Love (2000)
 [3:45 AM]      Brief Encounter (1945)
 [5:15 AM]      MGM Parade Show #26 (1955)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Monday   -  01/09/17

TCM spends the daylight hours with Red Skelton
 [6:00 AM]      Maisie Gets Her Man (1942)
 [7:30 AM]      Du Barry Was A Lady (1943)
 [9:15 AM]      I Dood It (1943)
 [11:00 AM]      Bathing Beauty (1944)
 [1:00 PM]      The Show-Off (1946)
 [2:30 PM]      Merton Of The Movies (1947)
 [4:00 PM]      The Yellow Cab Man (1950)
 [5:30 PM]      Watch the Birdie (1951)
 [6:45 PM]      Half a Hero (1953)

 [8:00 PM]      Female (1933)
 [9:15 PM]      The Thin Man (1934)
 [11:00 PM]      Some Like It Hot (1959)
 [1:15 AM]      Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
 [3:15 AM]      Stagecoach (1939)
 [5:00 AM]      The Lawless Frontier (1935)     (ALL TIMES EST)

TNT has a FRESH 'The Librarians'.

Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from Nov. 13, 1991) - Glenn Close, and Tim Allen.

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Ice floes and broken surface ice piles up on the shore of Lake Balaton near Balatonbereny, 177 kilometers southwest of the capital Budapest, Hungary, Jan. 7, 2017. Temperatures of down to minus 11 degrees Celsius had caused the broken ice to accumulate on the banks of the lake.
Photo by Gyorgy Varga


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Incredibly Rare 16th-Century Boxwood Carvings Are So Miniature, X-Rays Had To Be Used To Reveal Their Mysteries


Species Recovery

Bat-Friendly Tequila

Wildlife officials say it might be time for a toast now that a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila is making a comeback.

Federal officials said it has taken 30 years of conservation efforts by biologists and volunteers in Mexico and the U.S. as well as tequila producers in Mexico to rebuild a healthy population.

There were once thought to be fewer than 1,000 lesser long-nosed bats in 14 known roosts throughout the region. Now, there are about 200,000 of the nectar-feeding animals and dozens of roost sites.

The flying mammal ranges from Mexico to southern Arizona and New Mexico. It depends on the nectar of agaves, cactuses and other flowering plants in the desert region.

In Mexico, tequila producers who rely on agaves are integrating more harvest and cultivation practices in recognition that the bats are key pollinators. Some are even marketing "bat-friendly tequila."

Bat-Friendly Tequila


An elderly man walks with an umbrella as it snows in Dharmsala, India, Jan. 7, 2017. This Himalayan region has seen very little snow for the past three years.
Photo by Ashwini Bhatia


That Old-Time Hucksterism: The Oddest Doohickeys of Industrial-Age Entrepreneurs | Collectors Weekly


Estate Report


The court handling the estate of Prince made public a detailed inventory of the late singer's assets, though much of it is still being evaluated.

Bremer Trust, which has been placed in control of Prince's estate, reported that the "Purple Rain" singer's Minnesota real estate properties are worth $25,431,900.

At the time of his death, he also had $110,080.51 in the bank accounts, mortgages, contracts for deed, notes and cash category, and $836,166.70 worth of gold bars.

According to the inventory list, which was obtained by ABC News, at the time of his death, Prince owned at least 18 vehicles, including a 2006 Bentley, a 1985 Cadillac limo and a "Purple Rain" motorcycle, though title confirmation is in process for all. He also owns a pages-long music catalog, which includes his hits "When Doves Cry," "Kiss," "Let's Go Crazy" and "Purple Rain," among many others.



Newhead News


Geographer Pinpoints Center

North America

The town of Center, North Dakota, is taking center stage, thanks to a geographer who has figured out that it's in the dead center of North America.

The finding lays to rest the decades-old question on the location of the continent's bull's-eye. It's a question that has long eluded scientists - in a 1964 report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), for instance, experts wrote: "There is no generally accepted definition of geographic center [of any geographic area], and no completely satisfactory method for determining it."

Not much progress has been made since then, although the USGS has certainly tried. In 1931, the USGS called a spot near the town of Rugby, North Dakota (population 2,900), the geographic center of North America, only to update it in 1995 to a small body of water about 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southwest of the town, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Understandably, the question is a difficult one. Researchers have debated whether the center of the continent should factor in North America's islands, and how to account for the constantly changing shorelines.

North America


This aerial photo shows boats in the Chabaish marsh in the Maysan province of southern Iraq, Jan. 7, 2017.
Photo by Nabil al-Jurani


10 Things You Might Not Know About J.R.R. Tolkien | Mental Floss


Recreated in Virtual Reality

'Plain of Jars'

Archaeologists have recreated an ancient burial site in virtual reality, to help them study hard-to-access locations at the so-called Plain of Jars site in Laos and the millennia-old relics it contains.

The researchers will also use virtual reality to study other archaeological sites at the Plain of Jars, many of them located where undetonated American bombs left over from the Vietnam War make it too dangerous to dig.

The virtual-reality project combines aerial video captured by a drone with geophysical data and records of archaeological excavations at "Site 1" on the Plain of Jars, near the town of Phonsavan in central Laos. It aims to create a virtual record of the unique landscape and its hundreds of carved stone jars, some of which measure up to 11 feet (3 meters) tall and weigh many tons, say the researchers.

The images and data have been integrated into a 3D video and data simulation at a room-sized, 360-degree virtual-reality facility at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Named Cave2, the facility is being developed for advanced "immersive visualization" applications in medicine, science and engineering.

'Plain of Jars'


Digby's Hullabaloo


Armed Neo-Nazi March Planned


An armed Neo-Nazi march is slated to take place in Montana on Jan. 16 to harass a Jewish community, where a Hamas representative is confirmed to give a speech about the "international threat of Jews."

Coinciding with Martin Luther King Day, the march will take place in the upscale ski resort town of Whitefish, a part-time home to National Policy Institute president and white supremacist leader Richard Spencer and his mother. In recent months, Spencer, 38, has gained attention for leading what appeared to be a Nazi salute at a rally following the victory of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the November election.

The Daily Stormer, a Neo-Nazi website, posted Thursday that nationalist groups from around the world will be in attendance, including "a representative of Hamas" who will give a speech.

The march was arranged after claims that realtor Tanya Gersh threatened Spencer's mother's business. In response, The Daily Stormer's editor, Andrew Anglin, filed an application for the march and that it was initially planned "to march to Tanya Gersh's home, but decided it would be too cold."

Instead, the march will go through the town's center and end at a memorial park where the speakers will present speeches, although Jewish-American newspaper Forward reported that Whitefish officials said the application did not include all necessary components needed to approve the march.



Continuous sub-zero temperatures in the past days have created a unique ice pattern on a frozen glass window in Salgotarjan, 109 kilometers northeast of the capital Budapest, Hungary, Jan. 7, 2017.
Photo by Peter Komka


Extreme Architecture: 15 Structures Built to Withstand the World's Coldest Places | Urbanist


State Tabloid Scolds NYT


An influential Chinese state-run tabloid has chided the New York Times over its reporting practices after Apple Inc removed the newspaper's app from its China app store at the request of the Chinese government.

The Global Times editorial, released on Friday, said the New York Times had in the past four years been "trying to wield influence in China's internal affairs" by doing investigative stories on sensitive subjects. It did not give specific examples.

Apple removed the newspaper's English and Chinese-language apps on Dec. 23, citing requests from authorities.

The Global Times said Apple "cares most about business, so it is willing to respect Chinese laws", adding that Apple faced tough competition from local brands in Greater China.

The New York Times pointed to a recent investigative report on government subsidies offered to Apple supplier Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precison Industry Co, as a possible reason for the ban.



Oasis Bordello Museum: A 1988 Cat House Frozen in Time | Amusing Planet


'Right-To-Work-For-Less' Legislation


Republican lawmakers in Kentucky passed a bill on Saturday making it the 27th U.S. state to allow workers the right to work in union-represented shops and receive union-negotiated benefits without paying dues to the representing body.

Republican lawmakers in a handful of states have passed similar so called "right-to-work" and anti-union laws in recent years. Supporters say the measures spur economic growth while opponents cast the laws as assaults on organized labor and blue-collar workers that limit union revenues.

The effort to pass the legislation in Kentucky came two months after Republicans won control of the state's General Assembly for the first time since 1921. Republicans now control both chambers in the state's legislature and the governor's office.

It is widely expected that Republican Governor Matt Bevin will sign the bill into law in the coming days. If so, Kentucky will immediately become the 27th state and last Southern state to enact "right-to-work" legislation.



The sun rises above the Orthodox Church in the town of Novogrudok, 150 kilometers (93 miles) west of Minsk, the capital of Belarus, Jan. 7, 2017. Morning temperatures dropped around -19 degrees Celsius (-2 degrees Fahrenheit) in Belarus.
Photo by Sergei Grits


3,900 Pages of Paul Klee's Personal Notebooks Are Now Online, Presenting His Bauhaus Teachings (1921-1931) | Open Culture


3,000-Year-Old City Wrecked


The giant winged bulls that once stood sentry at the nearly 3,000-year-old palace at Nimrud have been hacked to pieces. The fantastical human-headed creatures were believed to guard the king from evil, but now their stone remains are piled in the dirt, victims of the Islamic State group's fervor to erase history.

The militants' fanaticism devastated one of the most important archaeological sites in the Middle East. But more than a month after the militants were driven out, Nimrud is still being ravaged, its treasures disappearing, piece by piece, imperiling any chance of eventually rebuilding it, an Associated Press team found after multiple visits last month.

With the government and military still absorbed in fighting the war against the Islamic State group in the nearby city of Mosul, the wreckage of the Assyrian Empire's ancient capital lies unprotected and vulnerable to looters.

No one is assigned to guard the sprawling site, much less catalog the fragments of ancient reliefs, chunks of cuneiform texts, pieces of statues and other rubble after IS blew up nearly every structure there. Toppled stone slabs bearing a relief from the palace wall that the AP saw on one visit were gone when journalists returned.

Perhaps the only vigilant guardian left for the ruins is an Iraqi archaeologist, Layla Salih. She has visited it multiple times in recent weeks, photographing the destruction to document it and badgering nearby militias to take care of it. Walking with the AP across the broad dirt expanse of the ruin, she was calm, methodical and precise as she pointed out things she'd seen on previous visits that were no longer in place.



Trader Vic's Kitchen Kibitzer: Illustrations From A 1952 Cookbook


Sunken WWII Bomb Found


Residents of Germany's financial capital, Frankfurt, will have to do without their Sunday stroll or jog along the river while explosives experts recover and defuse an aerial bomb from World War II.

Police said rescue divers found the 50-kilogram (110-pound) bomb in the Main River on Tuesday during a training exercise near the city's art museum and scenic Holbeinsteg pedestrian bridge. The bridge was closed Friday, as was the bike path along the south side of the river.

Some 900 people on both sides will have to leave their homes by 9:30 a.m. local time Sunday until the defusing work is completed.

Police were stuffing evacuation notices in mailboxes Friday, while the fire department was compiling a list of people with limited mobility who would need help to move out temporarily. A school gymnasium and union hall are to be opened as temporary shelters for those who need them.



Drive-in Church, 1947



In Memory

Francine York

Francine York, the statuesque actress who showed off her sexuality as The Bookworm's moll on Batman and in such films as It's Only Money, Cannon for Cordoba and The Doll Squad, has died. She was 80.

A native of Aurora, Minn., York appeared in scores of TV shows, from Rescue 8 in 1959 to The Mindy Project in 2015. She played a seductive Venus de Milo on an episode of Bewitched, a bake-off contestant on The Odd Couple and an ex-prostitute/blackmailer on Days of Our Lives. She also appeared in five different roles on Burke's Law, a series renown for featuring gorgeous guest-stars.

York was memorable as the willowy Lydia Limpet, the henchwoman of The Bookworm (Roddy McDowall), in a first-season installment of ABC's Batman in 1966. She uses a boring book to lure Robin to sleep and gets to ride in the Batmobile.

She played a sexpot for Jerry Lewis in It's Only Money (1962), and in Cannon for Cordoba (1970), starring George Peppard, she did a nude scene and a belly dance. The Doll Squad (1973) saw her fronting a team of gorgeous female assassins aiming to stop a megalomaniac (Michael Ansara) from destroying the world. Many see that movie as the precursor to Charlie's Angels.

York's other notable film appearances include Bedtime Story (1964), opposite Marlon Brando and David Niven, and Elvis Presley's Tickle Me (1965). She turned in a well-received performance as Marilyn Monroe in Marilyn: Alive and Behind Bars (1992) and played Nicolas Cage's mother-in-law in The Family Man (2000).

In 1961, York portrayed a princess opposite her childhood idol Shirley Temple in Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid for the NBC kids anthology series Shirley Temple's Storybook.

York was working as a showgirl at the popular Moulin Rouge nightclub on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood when she decided to purse acting. She studied under Jeff Corey and Jack Kosslyn and spotted by a producer who cast her as a duplicitous magazine editor in her film debut, Secret File: Hollywood (1962).

York attracted the attention of Lewis, who put her in It's Only Money (1962) and then in small roles in his films The Nutty Professor (1963), The Disorderly Orderly (1964), The Family Jewels (1965) and Cracking Up (1983), in which she played a 15th century noblewoman.

Her film résumé also includes the 1965 sci-fi releases Mutiny From Outer Space and, playing the world's first female astronaut, Space Probe Taurus.

She played Richard Crenna's secretary on the second season of the CBS dramatic anthology series Slattery's People in 1965, and she also appeared on TV in Route 66, 77 Sunset Strip, My Favorite Martian, Death Valley Days, Perry Mason, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Lost in Space, Green Acres, The Wild, Wild West, Ironside, I Dream of Jeannie, Love, American Style, Mannix, Mission: Impossible, Kojak, Columbo, Matlock, The King of Queens and Hot in Cleveland.

York also was known as a gourmet cook and fitness and nutrition expert who hosted lavish parties in Hollywood. She was the decade-long companion of director Vincent Sherman (The Young Philadelphians) until his death in 2006.

Never married, she is survived by her nieces Delinda, Gina and Ava and nephew Dominic; grandnieces Ashley, Candice, Holly, Daliss and Isabella Negrete; and grandnephew Franklin.

Francine York



Canada geese (Branta canadensis) take off on the ice on a frozen Lake in Mannheim, Germany, Jan. 7, 2017. According to weather predictions, temperatures are forecasted to drop to 14 degrees Celsius below zero.
Photo by Ronald Wittek



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