BartCop Entertainment Archives - Thursday, 21 May, 2015

Thursday

21 May, 2015

(Updated Daily)

[1332 days in a row]



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Recommended Reading

from Bruce

David Wong: 5 Helpful Answers To Society's Most Uncomfortable Questions (Cracked)
If you had been born and raised in Saudi Arabia, you would be a different person today. If the Nazis had won World War II, you would be a different person, still.


Mark Morford: "Judge's ruling: No sex is very bad for you" (SF Gate)
"To a hot and flaming hell we hereby send California's shameful, insulting and entirely joy-stabbing abstinence-only sex education curriculum," Fresno Superior Court Judge Donald Black did not say in a recent decision, but really, really should have.


Mark Morford: "Meet the new selfie: Personal drone video" (SF Gate)
How long until we all find ourselves just standing there, pinned to the ground in psychotic wonder, staring up at our drones looking back at us, each recording the other's blank stare, drone meets drone and Void meets Void, no longer able to remember which is which and why it ever mattered, until we die?


Mark Morford: Behold, the future! Battery powered, totally spoiled and vaguely off grid (SF Gate)
Can you sense a trend? A near future which combines amazing new tools and technologies to help you unplug from the institutional grid, defect from the dogma, shrug off the conservative whine, give the sour archbishop a vibrator and flip off the PTB, and still be able to tap an app and have artisan bourbon delivered to your door, organize a killer Burning Man theme camp every year and charge the BMW i8 in your garage? I bet you can.


Mark Morford: All the miserable biker dudes of Texas (SF Gate)
One thing to note: All the guns the bikers used to massacre each other? Mostly legal, by the looks of it. You might say it's essentially Texas' own fault that so many bikers were - and still are - riding around the state, armed to the teeth. That's what you get with NRA-blessed, ultra-permissive 'concealed carry' handgun laws


Andrew Tobias: Billy Bean's Base Hit Is A Home Run
Here's the schedule of all 2015 Major League Baseball games. If history's any guide, I won't be at any of them. I'm not a fan. Arguably, it was the intense shame of swinging at and missing the 3-2 pitch with bases loaded in Color War - with Timmy Morse, on the opposing team, shouting, "Choke, batta, choke!" - that turned me gay . . . though I'm pretty sure (given my 14-year-old fantasies about Timmy) the die had been long since cast.


Kate Connolly: "Georg Baselitz: why art's great shock merchant has set his sights on opera" (Guardian)
Georg Baselitz has spent his life shocking the public, and the opera-lovers of Glyndebourne are his next target. The artist explains how big-money auctions have made things 'heavenly' for him today - and why women still can't paint.


Lori Horvitz: Life doesn't come with trigger warnings. Why should books? (Guardian)
The outside world is full of triggers. If I don't warn you of one it's not out of malice.


Michael Dawson, Jake Klink, Aatif Zubair: 5 Writers Who Went Crazy While Writing Important Books (Cracked)
We tend to think of writers as indoor types. Hell, look at us -- we're writing this without pants because they were technically more ice-cream stain than fabric. But, some writers like to get their hands dirty, instead of getting their velvet sweatpants dirty. George Orwell lived in the slums to learn what it was like to be dirty and poor, Hunter. S Thompson hung out with the Hell's Angels ... and the following writers made both of them look like complete pansies.



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Throwback Thursday Trivia Question of the Day


On what TV cartoon series would you find this character?

                                  



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Trivia Question from Yesterday


Born Howard William Cohen in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he grew up to be "Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff." By what name is he better known?


      Howard Cosell                                                      Source


Howard William Cosell (born Howard William Cohen; March 25, 1918 - April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality Cosell said of himself, "Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff. There's no question that I'm all of those things." In its obituary for Cosell, The New York Times described Cosell's impact on American sports coverage: "He entered sports broadcasting in the mid-1950s, when the predominant style was unabashed adulation, [and] offered a brassy counterpoint that was first ridiculed, then copied until it became the dominant note of sports broadcasting."

In 1993, TV Guide named Howard Cosell The All-Time Best Sportscaster in its issue celebrating 40 years of television.

Cosell was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to accountant Isidore Cohen and his wife Nellie Cohen. The grandson of a rabbi, he was raised in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from New York University, where he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi. He then earned a degree at New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the law review.        Source







Randall was first, and correct, with:
   Howard Cosell




Deborah wrote:
   Ah, another one I know, because I disliked him so much: Howard Cosell.
  I don't watch much pro sports (cycling being the exception) and I can remember hearing his commentary during get-togethers with family & friends. Never could cotton to him.
  Meantime, it's a cool, cool May and also Wednesday. I can live with that.




Adam answered:
   Howard Cosell.



Marian said:
   Howard Cosell



Deadhead Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali replied:
   Fucking Howard Cosell, Media Whore emeritus erectus satirist! Yes, a satirist. Always bombastically verbose. Remember, he was just a lawyer.


  Got a nice surprise in the mail today: Dead tickets for June 27 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara! Yeah!




Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   Howard Cosell



Lois Of Oregon said:
   At the request of the Jewish Anti-Defamation League, he changed his name to Howard Cosell





MAM   , wrote:
   Howard Cosell


  Howard Cosell





Alan J took the day off.
  



mj took the day off.
  



DJ Useo took the day off.
  



Joe S     took the day off.
  



Charlie took the day off.
  



Sally is retired, but paying attention.
  



BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.
  

  May 21 Birthdays - Celebrities Born May 21 | Famous Birthdays



  






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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


Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast - SFGate



Obamacare: What If the GOP Gets What It Wants? -- NYMag



6 Billion Pounds Of Perfectly Edible Produce Is Wasted Every Year, Simply Because It's Ugly



The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world | Suzanne Goldenberg | Environment | The Guardian



Oldest stone tools pre-date earliest humans - BBC News



Home-Brewed Morphine Is Around The Corner : Goats and Soda : NPR



Saving The Sweetest Watermelon The South Has Ever Known : The Salt : NPR



20 Giant Animals You Didn't know Existed | The Right Moment



Religious Hate Group Domain Name Expires - Redirected To Hardcore Gay Porn Site - Prayers Needed



Ken Burns Commencement Speech-line On #BlackLivesmatter Gets Huge Applause In One for the Ages



Mr Colt's Peacemaker




Thanks, Michelle!


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From The Creator of 'Avery Ant'


"The Problem With Young People Today"

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from Marc Perkel

BartCop

Hello Bartcop fans,

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Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD


IT SHOULD BE CLEAR THAT THE REPUBLICANS WANT A PLUTOCRACY FOR AMERICA!

A SIGN OF THE TIMES.

RED NOSE DAY!

"AMERICA'S GOT TALENT." HEE HAW!

WHAT GOD DID YOU HAVE IN MIND?

WHAT GOD DID YOU HAVE IN MIND? PART TWO.

THE TERRORIST?

PIGS AT THE TROUGH!






Visit JD's site - Kitty Litter Music



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Ark Of Darkness

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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Plumbing problems again.



Tonight, Thursday:

CBS opens the night with a RERUN 'Big Bang Theory', followed by a RERUN 'The Truly Awful Odd Couple', then a RERUN 'Mom', followed by a RERUN 'Mike & Molly', then a RERUN 'Elementary'.
The programming geniuses at CBS are filling Dave's hour with reruns of 'The Mentalist'.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE (from 5/4/15) are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Whitney Cummings, and Gavin James.



NBC fills the night with the FRESH 'Red Nose Day'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Dwayne Johnson, Meghan Trainor, and John Legend.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Heidi Klum, Richard Lewis, and Matt Fraction.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Rosemarie DeWitt, Matt & Kim, an Marah Strauch.



ABC starts the night with a FRESH '500 Questions', followed by a FRESH 'Jimmy Kimmel'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Howie Mandel, Ray Liotta, and Zedd.



The CW offers a RERUN 'iZombie', followed by a RERUN 'The Vampire Diaries'.



Faux has a RERUN 'Wayward Pines', followed by a FRESH 'Wayward Pines'.



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', and another 'The First 48'.



AMC offers the movie 'Dead Pool', followed by the movie 'Dirty Harry', then the movie 'Magnum Force'.



BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 10 - Mill Street Bistro, Part 1
 [7:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 11 - Mill Street Bistro, Part 2
 [8:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 4 - Ms. Jean's Southern Cuisine
 [9:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 8 - Ep 8 - Mummy on the Orient Express
 [10:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 8 - Ep 9 - Flatline
 [11:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 8 - Ep 10 - In the Forest of the Night
 [12:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 15 - Yesterday's Enterprise
 [1:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 16 - The Offspring
 [2:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Revisited US - Season 3 - Ep 1 - Revisited: Mojito's, The Junction, Bazzini
 [3:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 1 - Handlebar
 [4:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 1 - Ep 9 - The Olde Stone Mill
 [5:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 1 - Blackberry's
 [6:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 1 - La Galleria 33, Part 1
 [7:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 2 - La Galleria 33, Part 2
 [8:00PM]    The Professional
 [10:30PM]    The Professional
 [1:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 20 - Episode 1
 [2:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 20 - Episode 2
 [3:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 4 - Episode 7
 [4:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 4 - Episode 8
 [5:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 4 - Episode 9    (ALL TIMES EST)



Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of Who Gives A Shit', another 'Real Housewives Of Who Gives A Shit', followed by a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of Melbourne', and 'Real Housewives Of NYC'.



Comedy Central has 'Inside Amy Schumer', 'Tosh.0', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', yet another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', and yet another 'South Park'.
On a RERUN Jon Stewart (from 4/21/15) is Jeff Garlin.
On a RERUN @Midnight (from 5/11/15) are Kathryn Hahn, Adam Pally, and Brett Gelman.



FX has the movie 'American Reunion', followed by the movie 'Friends With Benefits', then a FRESH 'The Comedians', followed by a FRESH 'Louie'.



History has 'Pawn Stars', another 'Pawn Stars', still another 'Pawn Stars', followed by a FRESH 'Pawn Stars', then another FRESH 'Pawn Stars', followed by a FRESH 'Lost In Transmission'.



IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    WHITEST KIDS U'KNOW
 [6:15AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-RASHIDA JONES WEARS A BLACK BLAZER & FLOWERED PANTS
 [6:45AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ZACH GALIFIANAKIS WEARS A SANTA SUIT
 [7:15AM]    I SPY
 [9:30AM]    GHOST WORLD
 [12:00PM]    CLERKS II
 [2:15PM]    I SPY
 [4:30PM]    BAD BOYS
 [7:15PM]    BAD BOYS
 [10:00PM]    MARON-THE REQUEST
 [10:30PM]    PORTLANDIA-THE FIANCEE
 [11:00PM]    JEEPERS CREEPERS
 [1:00AM]    MARON-THE REQUEST
 [1:30AM]    LEATHERFACE: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III
 [3:15AM]    JEEPERS CREEPERS
 [5:15AM]    MARON-THE REQUEST
 [5:45AM]    WHITEST KIDS U'KNOW    (ALL TIMES EST)



Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Shipping News
 [8:30AM]    The Sentinel
 [10:45AM]    Cry-Baby
 [12:30PM]    The Hunting Party
 [2:45PM]    The Game
 [5:30PM]    Top Gun
 [7:45PM]    Top Gun
 [10:00PM]    Starship Troopers
 [12:45AM]    Starship Troopers
 [3:30AM]    We Don't Live Here Anymore
 [5:45AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & Holiday Feasts    (ALL TIMES EST)



SyFy has the movie 'Sinister', followed by a FRESH 'WWE Steroid SmackDown', then a FRESH 'Lost Girl'.



TBS:
Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Cobie Smulders, Jay Larson, and Jenny Zigrino.



TCM:
 [6:00 AM]      Romance On The High Seas (1948)
 [7:45 AM]      It's a Great Feeling (1949)
 [9:15 AM]      My Dream Is Yours (1949)
 [11:00 AM]      Tea For Two (1950)
 [12:45 PM]      I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)
 [2:45 PM]      On Moonlight Bay (1951)
 [4:30 PM]      April in Paris (1952)
 [6:15 PM]      By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
 [8:00 PM]      The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
 [10:15 PM]      Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
 [12:15 AM]      Juggernaut (1974)
 [2:15 AM]      A Night to Remember (1958)
 [4:30 AM]      The Last Voyage (1960)     (ALL TIMES EST)



Friday   -  05/22/15

TCM spends most of the night with Orson Welles
 [6:15 AM]      Friends and Lovers (1931)
 [7:30 AM]      Pride And Prejudice (1940)
 [9:30 AM]      Fire Over England (1937)
 [11:15 AM]      Hamlet (1948)
 [2:00 PM]      The Prince And The Showgirl (1957)
 [4:00 PM]      Term Of Trial (1962)
 [6:00 PM]      A Little Romance (1979)
 [8:00 PM]      The Stranger (1946)
 [10:00 PM]      The Trial (1963)
 [12:15 AM]      Immortal Story (1968)
 [1:30 AM]      F for Fake (1973)

 [3:00 AM]      Rembrandt (1936)
 [4:30 AM]      The Moon and Sixpence (1942)     (ALL TIMES EST)




Antenna TV

Bounce TV

Cozi TV

Decades TV Network

Escape

Get TV

Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Laff - You Know You Want To. - Laff

Me-TV

MOVIES! TV Network

RTV - The Retro Television Network

the works

This TV


Al Jazeera






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From left, actors Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, Harvey Keitel and director Paolo Sorrentino pose for photographers for the screening of the film Youth at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
Photo by Lionel Cironneau

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The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


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Toho Sues US Studio

Godzilla

Japanese movie studio Toho Co. said Wednesday it is suing Voltage Pictures and a director in a lawsuit complaining that promotions of an upcoming film infringe on its copyright to Godzilla.

Toho spokesman Makoto Hanari said a lawsuit was filed Tuesday in a California court, but declined to discuss details. Voltage Pictures President Jonathan Deckter declined to comment.

Toho created Godzilla with its 1954 classic film, owns the rights to the character and licenses it for figures and video games, as well as Hollywood remakes, such as last year's "Godzilla" movie directed by Gareth Edwards.

The current complaint is over buzz that Los Angeles-based Voltage is trying to create for director Nacho Vigalondo's upcoming film "Colossal" that Toho says uses Godzilla images without permission or payment.

Godzilla

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In this photo provided by CBS, actor Bill Murray, left, talks with host David Letterman after emerging from a cake to say good-bye, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, on the set of the "Late Show with David Letterman," in New York. Letterman's final show airs Wednesday, May 20.
Photo by John Paul Filo

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'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos'

Alfonso Ribeiro

"Fresh Prince of Bel Air" alum and "Dancing with the Stars" champion Alfonso Ribeiro will replace Tom Bergeron as the host of ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos," Bergeron announced Tuesday during the season finale of "DWTS."

"After receiving hundreds of inquiries, stacks of video submissions and a very close audition race, one smile, one funny and sincere delivery became our standout favorite - Alfonso Riberio," said executive producer Vin Di Bona. "We look forward to Alfonso leading 'AFV' into the next generation of family friendly viewership."

ABC's longest-running primetime entertainment show, "America's Funniest Home Videos" returns for its 26th season this fall with the same mission - to give families something genuinely funny to enjoy together on Sunday nights. Along with a new host, the upcoming season will welcome an abundant supply of fresh clips to keep families laughing from coast to coast.

In its 25 seasons to date, "America's Funniest Home Videos" has given away over $14 million in prize money and evaluated more than a million video clips from home viewers. "AFV" has become an iconic part of American pop culture, as evidenced by its entry into the Smithsonian's permanent entertainment collection.

Alfonso Ribeiro

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3.3 Million Years Old

Stone Tools

By taking a wrong turn in a dry riverbed in Kenya, scientists discovered a trove of stone tools far older than any ever found before. Nobody knows who made them - or why.

At 3.3 million years old, they push back the record of stone tools by about 700,000 years. More significantly, they are half-a-million years older than any known trace of our own branch of the evolutionary tree.

Scientists have long thought that sharp-edged stone tools were made only by members of our branch, whose members are designated "Homo," like our own species, Homo sapiens. That idea has been questioned, and the new finding is a big boost to the argument that tool-making may have begun with smaller-brained forerunners instead.

The discovery was reported by Sonia Harmand and Jason Lewis of Stony Brook University in New York and co-authors in a paper released Wednesday by the journal Nature. The find drew rave reviews from experts unconnected to the work.

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Concert pianist James Rhodes, right, and actor Benedict Cumberbatch leave the Supreme Court in London, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Britain's Supreme Court has ruled that a pianist may publish a memoir detailing sexual abuse he suffered as a child, despite his ex-wife's privacy concerns. His ex-wife had argued that their 12-year-old son suffers from a number of health issues and could be caused serious harm by the publication. Supported by his friend, the actor Benedict Cumberbatch, outside the court, he called the ruling "a victory for freedom of speech."
Photo by Stefan Rousseau

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Announces Retirement

Leon Redbone

Leon Redbone, the quixotic, nasally singer known for idiosyncratically performing ragtime and Tin Pan Alley-style songs, has announced his retirement from both recording and making public performances. A rep explained that the singer's health "has been a matter of concern for some time" and that "it has become too challenging for him to continue the full range of professional activities."

Jack White's Third Man Records will issue A Long Way Home, a double-album collection of Redbone's live and studio solo recordings, "in the near future." The selections included on the release will date back to 1972, three years before his debut album.

With his wide-brim hats and big sunglasses, Redbone was a man of mystery from the start. He rose to fame in the mid-Seventies after Bob Dylan spotted him at a folk festival and told Rolling Stone how curious Redbone was. "Leon interests me," Dylan said in 1974. "I've heard he's anywhere from 25 to 60, I've been [a foot and a half from him] and I can't tell, but you gotta see him. He does old Jimmie Rodgers, then turns around and does a Robert Johnson."

Rolling Stone profiled Redbone a couple of months after Dylan's recommendation and found him to be just as intriguing. When the writer asked the singer if his parents were musicians, he said, "My father was Paganini and my mother was Jenny Lind. Wunnerful, wunnerful." And he followed that up by saying - in a W.C. Fields voice - that the first place he ever played publicly was, "in a pool hall, but I wasn't playing guitar, you see. I was playing pool."

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Linked To 2010 BP Oil Spill

Dolphin Deaths

In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and a record number of dolphin deaths along the northern Gulf of Mexico.

The scientists on Wednesday said large numbers of dead bottlenose dolphins found along shores since the spill suffered from lung and adrenal lesions caused by swimming in oil-contaminated seas.

The research paper backs up previous findings linking dolphin deaths to the oil spill. The study involved federal scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

BP has rejected the contention linking the deaths to the oil spill. Instead, it said, the dolphins were likely suffering from common respiratory illnesses.

From 2002 to 2009, the Gulf averaged 63 dolphin deaths a year. That rose to 125 in the seven months after the spill in 2010 and 335 in all of 2011, averaging more than 200 a year since April 2010.

Dolphin Deaths

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A drag queen in traditional ethnic Miao minority costume dances at a rehearsal before the "Divas in Paradise" themed party organized by Beijing LGBT Center at the W Hotel Chang'an in Beijing, China, May 20, 2015. The local LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community put on a drag show on Wednesday aiming to raise fund for the Beijing LGBT Center's mental health counselling program and raise awareness to the LGBT communities in China.
Photo by Barry Huang

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Testing Pay-Per-Mile As Replacement For Gas Tax

Oregon

Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive.

The program is meant to help the state raise more revenue to pay for road and bridge projects at a time when money generated from gasoline taxes are declining across the country, in part, because of greater fuel efficiency and the increasing popularity of fuel-efficient, hybrid and electric cars.

Starting July 1, up to 5,000 volunteers in Oregon can sign up to drive with devices that collect data on how much they have driven and where. The volunteers will agree to pay 1.5 cents for each mile traveled on public roads within Oregon, instead of the tax now added when filling up at the pump.

The current program, called OreGo, will be the largest yet and will be open to all car types. Of these, no more than 1,500 participating vehicles can get less than 17 miles per gallon, and no more than 1,500 must get at least 17 miles per gallon and less than 22 miles per gallon.

Volunteers will still be paying the fuel tax if they stop for gas. But at the end of the month, depending on the type of car they drive, they will receive either a credit or a bill for the difference in gas taxes paid at the pump.

Oregon

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Endangered Black Rhino

Namibia

A US hunter who paid $350,000 to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia successfully shot the animal on Monday, saying that his actions would help protect the critically-endangered species.

Corey Knowlton, from Texas, downed the rhino with a high-powered rifle after a three-day hunt through the bush with government officials on hand to ensure he killed the correct animal.

Knowlton, 36, won the right to shoot the rhino at an auction in Dallas in early 2014 -- attracting fierce criticism from many conservationists and even some death threats.

He took a CNN camera crew on the hunt to try to show why he believed the killing was justified.

Namibia

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The running shoes worn by Britain's Roger Bannister, the first man to run a sub 4 minute mile, on display during a media viewing at Christie's auction house in London, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Bannister, who ran a time of 3 mins 59.4 seconds on May 6, 1954, wore theses lightweight shoes in the race. They will be sold at auction on Sept. 10, with an estimated sale price of 30-50,000 pounds sterling (US$ 46,600-77,600).
Photo by Alastair Grant

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Civil Service Swordsmen

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia advertised vacancies for eight executioners Tuesday after beheading nearly as many people since the start of the year as it did in the whole of 2014.

The civil service ministry said that no qualifications were necessary and that applicants would be exempted from the usual entrance exams.

It said that as well as beheadings, the successful candidates would be expected to carry out amputations ordered by the courts under the kingdom's strict version of Islamic sharia law.

Amputation of one or both hands is a routine penalty for theft. Drug trafficking, rape, murder, apostasy and armed robbery are all punishable by death.

The vacancies were advertised on the ministry's website in the "religious jobs" section.

Saudi Arabia

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Gray Wolf May Have More Puppies

OR-7

A gray wolf who signaled the comeback of his species in Oregon and California might be welcoming some new pups to his pack, wildlife biologists said on Wednesday.

The wolf, known as OR-7 because he was the seventh of his species ever collared in Oregon with a tracking device, is showing signs he may have more offspring after siring three pups last year, two of which officials know to have survived.

"We think they're denning again. Just the behavior we're seeing," said John Stephenson, wolf coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services in Oregon. "OR-7 is returning to a same area repeatedly."

OR-7 made headlines in late 2011 when he turned up in northern California, becoming the first wild specimen confirmed in the Golden state for 87 years.

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The work 'Anas Animatus', a comic-strip Donald Duck character, is on display as skeleton during the press preview of the exhibition 'Animatus' by South Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee in Moscow, Russia, May 20, 2015.
Photo by Yuri Kochetkov

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