Terry Tamminen: How to fix California's drought problem (CNBC)
By now you've heard about the epic drought threatening every California water user, from almond growers to swimming-pool owners, resulting in mandatory cutbacks and ostracism from neighbors for being the last on the block with a green lawn. So would it surprise you to learn that the state actually has more than enough water to go around?
Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 - January 14, 1957) was an American screen actor whose performances in such iconic 1940s films noir as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep, earned him the legacy of cultural icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema. Over his career he received three Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, winning one.
Helen Menken (1926-1927)
Mary Philips (1928-1937)
Mayo Methot (1938-1945)
Lauren Bacall (1945-1957; his death)
Charlie was first, and correct, with:
Leo, who might be in Idaho (or not) wrote:
Alan J said:
Not just another pretty face
Humphrey Bogart. Betty finally straightened him out.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Lois Of Oregon said:
My god, can't they leave ANYONE alone!?! Now poor ole Bogey,
who has been dead since 1957 fer Christ's sake, is being dug
up and drug through the muck: Sexual predator motivated by
Gay Denial! Can't say that I'm surprised, though. I was
always hot for him, so naturally, he MUST have been gay.
Dude Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali answered:
Humphrey Bogart…I remembered Mayo Methot from one of the bios that I read when I was a youngster…Wow, what a marriage that must've been…Alcohol, alcohol and more alcohol…I've often wondered how my generation's drugs and other fun shit would have affected the stars of their time…Can you imagine Bogie tripping?
Bogie made more or less five-ten of my favourite flicks. Mayo, Bogie, Reaguns, and Jane Wyatt, assholes first wife.
MAM , wrote:
Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957)
Helen Menken Mary Philips Mayo Methot Lauren Bacall
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The Gulf Fritillary season is in full swing - about 2 months earlier than last year.
And, they're finally big enough to take pictures (well, with my camera).
CBS opens the night with a FRESH'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH'The Truly Awful Odd Couple', then a RERUN'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH'Mom', then a FRESH'Elementary'.
Scheduled on a FRESHDave are Kevin James, Tom Dreesen, and Tracy Chapman.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE are Simon Cowell, Michael Douglas, and Jenny Lewis.
NBC begins the night with a RERUN'L&O: SVU', followed by a RERUN'The Blacklist', then 'Dateline'.
Thursday, April 16
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 3/18/15) are Will Ferrell, Chelsea Peretti, and Boots.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 4/1/15) are Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Charlie Cox, and Dead Sara.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 3/16/15) are Kal Penn, La Sera, and Mac McClelland.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'Grey's Anatomy', followed by a FRESH'Scandal', then a FRESH'American Crime'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Jamie Foxx, Betty White, Jamie Foxx featuring Chris Brown and Kid Ink.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Vampire Diaries', followed by a FRESH'Reign'.
Faux has a FRESH'Bones', followed by a FRESH'Backstrom'.
MY recycles an old 'The Mentalist', followed by another old 'The Mentalist'.
A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'The First 48', then a FRESH'8 Minutes'.
AMC offers the movie 'Rambo: First Blood Part II', followed by the movie 'Ocean's Eleven', then the movie 'Vegas Vacation'.
[6:00AM] BBC World News
[7:00AM] BBC World News
[8:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 7 - Lonely Among Us
[9:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 8 - Justice
[10:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 9 - The Battle
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 9 - Hide
[12:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 10 - Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
[1:00PM] Orphan Black - Season 2 - Ep 9 - Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done
[2:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 8 - Sabatiello's
[3:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 5 - J Willy's
[4:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 8 - Michon's
[5:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 9 - El Greco
[6:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 5 - Burger Kitchen, Part 1
[7:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 6 - Burger Kitchen, Part 2
[11:30PM] King Arthur
[2:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 6 - Burger Kitchen, Part 2
[3:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 5 - J Willy's
[4:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 8 - Michon's
[5:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 9 - El Greco (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of BH', another 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of Melbourne', and 'Real Housewives Of NYC'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Pineapple Express', 'South Park', another 'South Park', and still another 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJon Stewart is Eric Greitens.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Tim Minchin, Rhys Darby, and Rich Fulcher.
FX has the movie 'Iron Man 2', followed by the movie '21 Jump Street', then a FRESH'The Comedians', followed by a FRESH'Louie'.
History has 'Vikings', another 'Vikings', still another 'Vikings', followed by a FRESH'Vikings'.
[6:00AM] GARFUNKEL AND OATES-THE FADEAWAY
[6:30AM] GARFUNKEL AND OATES-RULE 34
[7:00AM] PHONE BOOTH
[8:45AM] HOUSE OF THE DEAD
[10:45AM] PHONE BOOTH
[12:30PM] JOY RIDE
[2:30PM] THE BONE COLLECTOR
[8:00PM] NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE
[10:30PM] FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
[12:30AM] NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE
[3:00AM] NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE
[5:00AM] GARFUNKEL AND OATES-SPEECHLESS
[5:30AM] GARFUNKEL AND OATES-ROAD WARRIORS (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Sex Symbols
[6:15AM] The Thin Red Line
[9:45AM] The American President
[2:30PM] 127 Hours
[4:30PM] Black Rain
[7:15PM] The Next Three Days
[10:00PM] The Red Road-Intruders
[11:00PM] Law & Order-House Counsel
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Guardian
[1:00AM] The Red Road-Intruders
[2:00AM] The Conversation
[4:30AM] Iconoclasts-Jamie Oliver & Paul Smith
[5:00AM] Iconoclasts-Alicia Keys & Ruby Dee (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'The Punisher', followed by a FRESH'WWE Steroid SmackDown', then a FRESH'Olympus'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Rosario Dawson, Barney Frank, and Royal Blood.
With each purr, yowl or even blink, felines are saying, "Hello," ''Let's snuggle" or "Beat it, Mom." For the increasing number of pet owners who want to connect with their often-aloof fur babies, experts say there's something to gain from those attempts at communication.
Cats are very independent, and so they are easily misunderstood, says Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA and author of the new National Geographic book "How to Speak Cat." He aims to unravel the mystery by helping people discern what cats are trying to convey.
Crafty kitties can make 16 different meow sounds and usually only unleash them when people are around, he said. Meows can be their way of saying feed me, pet me or let me out, and hardly ever get exchanged between cats.
The meaning of a scratch or a hiss is pretty clear, but cats can talk in more subtle ways - with their eyes and tails. A slow blink from a feline, for example, is like a wink between friends, Weitzman said.
And extending their tails straight up equates to a human handshake, he said. A cat perks up that appendage as it approaches to show it's happy to see you.
Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, known as Rokudenashiko, holds her vagina-inspired artwork after a news conference following a court appearance in Tokyo April 15, 2015. A Japanese artist on trial for obscenity after making figurines and a kayak modeled on her vagina said on Wednesday that there was nothing wrong with her artwork and her arrest merely showed how far Japan remains behind the west.
Photo by Toru Hanai
Drug law amendments that partially decriminalize small amounts of pot and pave the way for a lawful medical marijuana sector went into effect Wednesday in Jamaica, a country where the drug has long been culturally entrenched.
Justice Minister Mark Golding described the reforms as "long overdue" on the Caribbean island, where the drug is revered by members of Jamaica's Rastafarian movement and used regularly by many ordinary Jamaicans. Jamaica's Parliament gave the amendments final approval in February.
The act makes possession of up to 2 ounces (56 grams) of marijuana, or "ganja" as it's known locally, a petty offense that could result in a roughly $5 ticket but not in an arrest or a criminal record.
Cultivation of five or fewer plants by any household is allowed. And Rastafarian adults are now permitted to use marijuana for sacramental purposes for the first time since the homegrown spiritual movement was founded in the 1930s.
Women stand next to the colored bronze sculpture "Sphinx", a limited edition of 30 pieces at the price of 22,500 Euros (26,461 US dollars) of German sculpturer Stephan Balkenhol, at the Art Cologne 2015 fair in Cologne April 15, 2015. Some 200 exhibitors from 23 countries are taking part in the 49th Art Cologne from April 16 to April 19, one of the world's leading fairs for progressive, post-war and contemporary art.
Photo by Wolfgang Rattay
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is "on track" to hold the incentive auction of broadcast TV airwaves in early 2016, Chairman Tom Wheeler (D-Comcast) said on Wednesday.
The FCC will begin accepting auction applications in fall 2015, Wheeler said while speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas.
The so-called "broadcast TV spectrum incentive auction" is an FCC effort to buy back 600 megahertz wireless airwaves from broadcasters and repackage them to sell to the wireless industry.
The auction is considered the agency's most complex undertaking to date, balancing economic, engineering and political considerations, including wooing broadcasters to give up airwaves, which means going off the air or sharing frequencies with other stations.
The recordings that Donald Sterling's companion made of his off-color remarks cost him ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers and cost her the benefits of a sugar daddy.
A judge ruled that V. Stiviano must turn over the keys to a $1.8 million house that Donald Sterling bought her and pay Shelly Sterling some $800,000 that her husband showered on the younger woman in cash, a Ferrari and other luxury vehicles.
Judge Richard Fruin Jr. relied partly on Stiviano's own words to conclude Tuesday that her lavish lifestyle was bankrolled by the billionaire and came from community property he and his wife had amassed through an apartment rental empire built over six decades of marriage.
Stiviano's testimony that she contributed an unknown amount to the duplex with small bills donated by family and friends was "not believable," Fruin said. He relied instead on a recording in which she told Donald Sterling: "I want Shelly to know you bought me the house."
Recordings played at the trial showed Donald Sterling trying to explain to Stiviano that the $240,000 Ferrari and house near Beverly Hills could be considered community property and discussing how to hide the assets.
A grave cleaner sits on a coffin next to a mummified body during the exhumation work at the General Cemetery in Guatemala City, April 15, 2015. If a lease on a grave has expired or not been paid, grave cleaners will break open the crypts to remove and rebury the bodies. Any remains that have not been claimed are packed into plastic bags, labeled and stored in mass graves. Bodies that have been stored in the upper crypt are exposed to dry and sunny conditions which means they do not decompose and instead become mummified.
Photo by Jorge Dan Lopez
A federal judge in California declined Wednesday to remove marijuana from the list of most dangerous drugs.
U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller issued the ruling in response to a motion by defense attorneys to dismiss charges in a case that authorities say involves a marijuana growing operation.
The case was unusual in that Mueller decided to consider marijuana's designation as a Schedule 1 drug. Schedule 1 drugs include heroin and LSD and are defined as drugs with no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.
Marijuana's classification as a Schedule 1 drug has brought states that have legalized medical marijuana into conflict with federal authorities, leading to raids on growers and dispensaries that appear to be operating legally under state law.
Legal experts said it marked the first time in decades that a federal district court judge seriously considered marijuana's classification. Judges have generally accepted the classification and the federal ban on its use, growth and distribution.
Tennessee state legislators on Wednesday advanced a bill to make the Bible the official state book, a measure the state attorney general said would be unconstitutional and Republican Governor Bill Haslam has called disrespectful.
The Republican-controlled state House of Representatives voted 55-38 to approve the Bible as state book. A companion bill could be considered as soon as Thursday in the state Senate, where Republicans hold 28 seats to five for Democrats.
Representative Bud Hulsey, a Republican, told colleagues in support of the bill it is worth the fight "now more than ever."
Other Republican representatives opposed the bill, citing concerns about how Tennessee might be perceived and the cost of defending it against legal challenges.
Fields of blossoming tulips are seen from the window of an airplane during a trip organized for the press as it flies over Keukenhof, a large flower bulb garden and showcase of the Dutch export product, near Lisse, Netherlands, Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
Photo by Peter Dejong
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