BartCop Entertainment Archives - Thursday, 26 October, 2017


26 October, 2017

(Updated Daily)

[265 days in a row]


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from Bruce

Garrison Keillor: A man walks into a bar in Oregon (Washington Post)
I heard about the patience of the Japanese linguist and the joyful spirit of the Holocaust survivor. These are the stories that matter.

Mark Morford: Fire of devastation, rain of compassion (SF Gate)
This is simply to say, the devastation might be staggering and the loss heartbreaking, but the outpouring of love and community support - occurring, as it is, smack in the face of every nasty Trump tweet, every hateful GOP agenda item, every bit of racist Breitbart propaganda, et al - is unutterably marvelous and radiantly humane. And for this, we can only bow in gratitude.

Roger Cohen: Daydreaming in Germany (NY Times)
America's word is a devaluing currency. Across Europe people roll their eyes at the mere mention of the American president.

Jonathan Jones: Raphael, the artist killed by too much sex? (The Guardian)
It may be a tall tale, but the legend that the artist overindulged with his mistress has served to keep his art alive.

Kiran Millwood Hargrave: "His Dark Materials: the enduring, terrifying appeal of Philip Pullman's world" (The Guardian)
La Belle Sauvage will return readers to Lyra's universe [], 17 years after Pullman's original trilogy ended. But His Dark Materials remains a radical read - and a true modern classic.

Alison Flood: Philip Pullman leads writers condemning 'pernicious' book discounts (The Guardian)
His Dark Materials novelist says today's steep price cuts devalue authors' work and cheapen the experience of reading.

Morwenna Ferrier: I'd love to abandon my morning routine - but who can escape its tyranny? (The Guardian)
Princess Margaret's morning habit included two hours of radio and midday vodka. Most of us stick to more mundane rituals to make life easier but rarely consider how limiting they might be.

Lauren Cochrane: Why has it taken so long for magazines to distance themselves from Terry Richardson? (The Guardian)
Reports of abuse on shoots have long swirled around the photographer - but only now does a major publisher appear to have banned him from its pages.

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Superman Abandons Earth

Editorial and Political Cartoons


Throwback Thursday Trivia Question of the Day

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Trivia Question from Yesterday

What is the largest Major League Baseball stadium by seating capacity?

       Dodger Stadium                                                      Source

Dodger Stadium, occasionally called by the metonym Chavez Ravine, is a baseball park located in the Elysian Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, the home field of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. Opened 55 years ago on April 10, 1962, it was constructed in less than three years at a cost of $23 million, financed by private sources.

Dodger Stadium is currently the oldest ballpark in MLB west of the Mississippi River, and third-oldest overall, after Fenway Park in Boston (1912) and Wrigley Field in Chicago (1914) and is the largest MLB stadium by seat capacity. Often referred to as a "pitcher's ballpark", the stadium has seen 12 no-hitters, two of which were perfect games.        Source

Mark. was first, and correct, with:
   Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles has the largest seating capacity at 56,000.

Alan J answered:
   Dodger Stadium.

Randall wrote:
   Alex... I believe the answer is...
  WHAT is Dodger Stadium?

David of Moon Valley said:
   I Hate the fucking dodgers and their chavez ravine stadium , too...

Stephen F responded:
   Dodger Stadium

Gene replied:
   Baseball is not one of my fandoms, and I had no idea. Wikipedia says Dodger Stadium with 56000 seats. That's a lot of fans & beer!

Kevin K. in Washington, DC said:
   I'm gonna go out on a limb and bet it's in LA.
  So...Dodger Stadium.

Adam answered:
   Dodger Stadium, LA.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
   Dodger Stadium.....go Astros

Billy in Cypress responded:
   How appropriate for today, Dodger Stadium at 56,000, when every seat is filled and then some.

Dale of Diamondy Sprungs, Norcali replied:
   That would be Dodger Stadium, home of Dem Bums!

zorch said:
   Dodger Stadium.

Joe S     wrote:
   Dodger Stadium. I'll always have a place in my heart for "Da Bums," the Brooklyn Dodgers. But then again I have a place in my heart for baseball, what a great game. My early heroes were Al Kaline, Duke Snyder, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, Micky Mantle, Ted Williams, to name a few. I would listen to ball games on the radio coming from exotic locations, like St. Louis, and Brooklyn, and Cleveland. Those were the days.

George M. took the day off.

Daniel in The City took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

mj took the day off.

Rosemary in Columbus took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

Deborah took the day off.

Harry M. took the day off.

John I from Hawai`i took the day off.

Gary K. took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  October 26 Birthdays - Celebrities Born October 26 | Famous Birthdays

Sally has retired.

MAM     In memory.




Middle Class Political Economist

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



Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

Meet Junornis: the tiny Cretaceous bird which reveals the earliest form of bounding flight | Science | The Guardian

Blood-thinning drugs 'can reduce risk of dementia by up to 48%' | Science | The Guardian

'Alias Grace': 20 Years in the Making, but on TV at the Right Time - The New York Times

Hear the Surreal Instruments of the Met's New Opera - The New York Times

These San Francisco Bay Area natives moved to red states in the South. Here's how it's going. - SFGate

'Morning Joe' Blasts 'Goons Over at Fox News' for Abandoning Jeff Flake (Video) - SFGate

Trump Impulse to Undo Obama Rebuffed by GOP Senators

Republicans gut protection against bank abuses in late-night vote with Pence as tie-breaker

UCS Publishes Industry's Anti-Science Disinformation Playbook

The Steele Dossier, Trey Gowdy & Equifax/Wells Fargo: Three Strikes Against Democracy In 1 Day

The REAL Russian Connection in Washington, DC is about to explode!!!

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

BBC - Travel - The people descended from Spartans

Wildlife colonises man-made rockpools - BBC News

See-Through Solar Panels Will Put Untapped Energy to Work

Analysis: Xi Jinping Exits Congress With Near-Absolute Authority - NBC News
     What could possibly go wrong?

'Davos in the Desert' Offers Glimpse of Changing Saudi Arabia - NBC News

Troubling Legacy Of Tuskegee Study, Henrietta Lacks Still An Obstacle In Medical Research : Shots - Health News : NPR

After Report Of Clinton Tie To Dossier, Trump And Supporters Go On Offensive : NPR

Trump Thinks His Education Makes Him a Civil Leader

Triggered by Internet Conspiracy Theories, Former Milo Intern and YouTuber Murders His Own Dad

The FCC will vote to roll back media ownership regulations wholesale in November

Trump brags about standing ovation from GOP senators

Thanks, Michelle!



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Bonus Links

Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

In the dead of night, Republicans vote to give lawsuit immunity to banks - ThinkProgress

Jeff Flake Votes to Disallow Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Rule to Allow Class Action Suits Against Banks | Esquire

Betsy DeVos guts school disability rules that once "confused" her - VICE News

Kelly: When A (Retired) General Goes Off Half-Cocked | National Memo | Gene Lyons

Charlie Sykes was a conservative radio star. Then Trump won. | Slate

How Steve Bannon and Sean Hannity's ginned-up Hillary Clinton uranium story became a congressional investigation | Media Matters

After Day of Feuding, Jeff Flake and Bob Corker Join Trump to Upend a Major Consumer Protection | The Intercept

Fake News Alert: Media Conglomerates Convince FCC That Facebook Can Replace Local News Stations | The Intercept

Trump Data Guru: I Tried to Team Up With Julian Assange | The Daily Beast

What's Up With The Times Piece on Elias, Steele and Fusion GPS? - Talking Points Memo

Even after Vegas, the NRA keeps on winning - now it wants war -

Stephen Colbert Calls Out Jeff Flake for Taking His 'Balls' and 'Going Home' | The Daily Beast

There is no 1st Amendment right to speak on a college campus - Vox

America's Biggest Private Prison Company Just Hosted Its Annual Conference at a Trump Golf Resort - Mother Jones



Reader Warning

Michigan Dogman

Michigan Dogman

It's a year with a 7, it's a year when Dogman roams about our neck of the the woods.

The Legend of the Dogman - YouTube

Be careful out there

Peace --Joe

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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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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

"Only" 100° today. Ack.

Tonight, Thursday:

CBS fills the night with LIVE 'Thursday Night Football', then pads the left coast with local crap.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Julianne Moore, Jermaine Fowler, and Fleet Foxes.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Dustin Hoffman, Kenneth Branagh, and Jordan Spieth.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'Superstore', followed by a FRESH 'The Good Place', then a FRESH 'Will & Grace', followed by a FRESH 'Great News', then a FRESH 'Chicago Fire'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Kelly Ripa, Jim Jefferies, Cole Swindell, and Stokley.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Liev Schreiber, Cheryl Hines, Mikey Day, and Sonny Emory.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are The Duffer Brothers, Joey Purp, and Jordan Rock.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Grey's Anatomy', followed by a FRESH 'Scandal', then a FRESH 'How To Get Away With Murder'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Susan Sarandon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and ODESZA.

The CW offers a FRESH 'Supernaturl', followed by a FRESH 'Arrow'.

Faux has a FRESH 'Gotham', followed by a FRESH 'The Orville'.

MY has 'Page Six TV', followed by 'Top 30', then an old 'L&O: CI'.

A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH 'The First 48', then a FRESH 'The Eleven'.

AMC offers the movie 'Predator 2', followed by the movie 'Jeepers Creepers', then the movie 'Piranha'.

BBC  -   
 [7:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Loud as a Whisper
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 8-The Lie of the Land
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 10-The Eaters of Light
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 11-World Enough and Time
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 21-Juggernaut
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 22-Someone to Watch Over Me
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 23-11:59
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 24-Relativity
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 25-Warhead
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 26-Equinox, Pt. 1
 [6:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 1-Equinox, Pt. 2
 [7:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 2-Survival Instinct
 [11:00PM]    MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III (2006)
 [2:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 21-Juggernaut
 [3:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 22-Someone to Watch Over Me
 [4:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 23-11:59
 [5:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 24-Relativity     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has a FRESH 'Top Chef Junior', 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', another 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by a FRESH 'Real Estate Wars', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 'South Park', another 'South Park', 2 hours of old 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH 'Nathan For You', then a FRESH 'The President Show'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show are Miles Teller and Jason Hall.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Opposition is Bruce Bartlett.

FX has the movie 'Snow White & The Huntsman', followed by a FRESH 'Better Things', and another 'Better Things'.

History has 'Forged In Fire', followed by a FRESH 'Forged In Fire: Cutting Deeper', then a FRESH 'Ice Road Truckers'.

IFC  -   
 [6:15AM]    BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW-You've Reached the Voicemail of Tracy Harrity
 [6:45AM]    HOT ROD
 [11:00AM]    BALLS OF FURY
 [1:00PM]    HOT ROD
 [3:00PM]    BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE 2
 [5:30AM]    BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW-It's a Garment of Liberty     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [6:30AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [7:00AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [7:30AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [8:00AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [8:30AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [9:00AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [9:30AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [10:00AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [10:30AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [11:00AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [11:30AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [12:00PM]    Mud
 [3:00PM]    Law & Order-His Hour Upon the Stage
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-Severance
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Blood Is Thicker ...
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Trust
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-Vengeance
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Aftershock
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-Causa Mortis
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-I.D.
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-Good Girl
 [12:00AM]    Law & Order-Survivor
 [1:00AM]    Law & Order-Corruption
 [2:00AM]    The Da Vinci Code
 [5:30AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show     (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'GI Joe: Retaliation', followed by a FRESH 'Van Helsing', then a FRESH 'Ghost Wars'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Elijah Wood, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, and Paul Weller.

 [7:30 AM]      Strike (1925)    SILENT 
 [9:00 AM]      The Battleship Potemkin (1925)    SILENT 
 [10:30 AM]      Mockery (1927)    SILENT 
 [12:00 PM]      Scarlet Dawn (1932)
 [1:30 PM]      Knight Without Armour (1937)
 [3:30 PM]      British Agent (1934)
 [5:30 PM]      Balalaika (1939)
 [8:00 PM]      The Omega Man (1971)
 [10:00 PM]      Logan's Run (1975)
 [12:15 AM]      THX 1138 (1971)
 [2:00 AM]      A Clockwork Orange (1971)
 [4:30 AM]      Soylent Green (1973)    (ALL TIMES EDT)    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Friday   -  10/27/17

TCM spends the night with Anthony Perkins.
 [6:15 AM]      The Hard Way (1942)
 [8:15 AM]      April Showers (1948)
 [10:00 AM]      Make Your Own Bed (1944)
 [11:45 AM]      The Doughgirls (1944)
 [1:30 PM]      Two Guys From Milwaukee (1946)
 [3:15 PM]      Two Guys From Texas (1948)
 [4:45 PM]      Romance on the High Seas (1948)
 [6:30 PM]      It's a Great Feeling (1949)
 [8:00 PM]      Psycho (1960)
 [10:15 PM]      Pretty Poison (1968)
 [12:00 AM]      The Champagne Murders (1967)
 [2:00 AM]      Fear Strikes Out (1957)
 [4:00 AM]      The Trial (1963)

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"Main Studio Rule"


The FCC has voted today to eliminate the so-called "Main Studio Rule," which requires local TV and radio broadcasters to maintain studios in the communities where they are licensed. (Often, that means the place where their physical antenna is located.)

Doing away with the rule, which was established in 1940, benefits the largest broadcasters, especially Sinclair, which is set to swallow Tribune Media to become even more of a behemoth. The commissioners voted 3-2 along party lines to eliminate the rule.

Critics of eliminating the Main Studio Rule say it will accelerate the already destructive tendencies toward consolidation. Corporate giants like Sinclair, the No. 1 station owner with more than 200 stations across the country, have centralized many facets of their news operations, which can deprive some smaller markets of boots-on-the-ground local reporting.

Skeptics of the current laissez-faire tilt of the FCC under Republican chairman Ajit Pai (R-Comcast), who has been assailed for being too friendly to corporate interests and for undermining net neutrality and other Obama-era policies, see this vote as fitting into that pattern.




Shocking! Fox Protected O'Really

Megyn Kelly

One of America's top TV personalities accused Fox News on Monday of protecting disgraced former presenter Bill O'Reilly (R-Mad At God) in the face of sexual harassment allegations.

Speaking on her morning show on NBC television, ex-Fox anchor Megyn Kelly said she sent an email to several Fox News executives in November 2016, expressing her outrage at O'Reilly's alleged behavior.

Her comments came after The New York Times reported Saturday that O'Reilly, who has since been fired, settled a sexual harassment claim by Fox legal analyst Lis Wiehl for $32 million in January.

He was later was offered a new contract -- but forced out again in mid-April after the Times revealed details of five other settlements.

"OJ Simpson was ordered to pay the Goldman and Brown families $33.5 million for the murders of Ron and Nicole," she said. "What on Earth would justify that amount? What awfulness went on?"

Megyn Kelly


Newhead News


Launches Campaign

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman has launched a "Truth Campaign" to finance a documentary about his life and uncover the truth surrounding sexual abuse in Hollywood.

In an almost seven-minute video, Feldman explains his plans to shed light on alleged pedophiles working in entertainment. His plea is prompted by a chain reaction of sexual harassment allegations being brought up within the industry, starting with Harvey Weinstein.

"What I am proposing is a plan that can literally change the entertainment system as we know it," he says. "I believe that I can also bring down, potentially, a pedophile ring that I have been aware of since I was a child. Right off the bat, I can name six names, one of them who is still very powerful today. And a story that links all the way up to a studio. It connects pedophilia to one of the major studios."

As of Wednesday afternoon, his Indiegogo campaign has raised $23,317 of its flexible $10 million goal.

Feldman previously revealed that he and his childhood friend Corey Haim were molested as young actors by Hollywood heavyweights. In the video, Feldman calls upon his fellow '80s child stars to come forward with their own stories.

Corey Feldman



CBS Evening News Anchor

Jeff Glor

Emmy-award winning CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor has been named anchor of the CBS Evening News, the network's flagship evening news broadcast, it was announced today by CBS News President David Rhodes.

Glor has reported across the globe for virtually all CBS News broadcasts and digital platforms in his 10 years with the network. He has anchored numerous breaking news stories, including most recently in the field for Hurricane Irma and in the studio for the Las Vegas shootings.

Glor was a lead anchor on CBSN, CBS' 24/7 streaming news service, during its critical launch period. As CBSN continues to grow, Glor will maintain a prominent presence on the digital streaming channel.

Anthony Mason, who served as interim anchor of the broadcast in recent months, will continue in his role as CBS News senior national correspondent and co-host of "CBS This Morning: Saturday."

Jeff Glor


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Newest Gouging

National Parks

The National Park Service is considering a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in the U.S. West, to address a backlog of maintenance and infrastructure projects.

Visitors to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion and other national parks would be charged $70 per vehicle, up from the fee of $30 for a weekly pass. At others, the hike is nearly triple, from $25 to $70.

A 30-day public comment period opened Tuesday. The Park Service says it expects to raise $70 million a year with the proposal at a time when national parks repeatedly have been breaking visitation records and putting a strain on park resources. Nearly 6 million people visited the Grand Canyon last year.

Annual $80 passes for federal lands would not change, though fees would go up for pedestrians and motorcyclists. The higher fees would apply only during the five busiest contiguous months for parks, for most that's May through September when many families are on vacation.

The proposal applies to Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands and Zion in Utah; Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon and Joshua Tree in California; Grand Teton and Yellowstone in Wyoming; Mount Rainier and Olympic in Washington; Shenandoah in Virginia; Acadia in Maine; Rocky Mountain in Colorado; the Grand Canyon in Arizona; and Denali in Alaska.

National Parks



Wants America to Know


President-for-now Donald Trump (R-Delusional) informed reporters on Wednesday he's a "very intelligent person" who was a "nice student" at an Ivy League school-as he blamed the press for any negative impression Americans have of him.

Trump spends a substantial amount of time tweeting insults at his political opponents and began his presidential campaign by referring to Mexican immigrants as "rapists." But on Wednesday, he said reporters suggest that he is suggesting that he is "uncivil."

"You know, people don't understand, I went to an Ivy League college. I was a nice student. I did very well. I'm a very intelligent person," Trump said. The president also said he has "one of the great memories of all time."

There has been some speculation that Trump was admitted to the elite school only because an admissions officer was a high school classmate of his older brother. Former classmates of Trump's said he spoke up in class a lot but didn't stand out as particularly brilliant and left a small impression on the school, according to The Boston Globe.

It's also no secret the president has a tenuous relationship with facts and frequently misspeaks. Recently, he struggled to pinpoint the location of Puerto Rico and also didn't seem to know he was the president of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Whether or not these are the signs of a "very intelligent person" is ultimately up to the American people to decide.



World's Most Powerful Passport


Singaporeans now hold the most powerful passport in the world, with visa-free access to more countries than any other nation in 2017, according to a new index.

Thanks to new developments with Paraguay, which removed visa requirements for Singaporeans, the city-state has managed to edge out long-time chart-topper Germany, in the newest Passport Index.

"For the first time ever an Asian country has the most powerful passport in the world," said Philippe May, managing director of Arton Capital's Singapore office which developed the index.

After Singapore comes Germany, with visa-free mobility to 158 countries, followed by Sweden and South Korea, which tie for third place with access to 157 countries.

The US is ranked 6th on the list, alongside Canada, Malaysia, and Ireland.




NAACP Warns Travelers

American Airlines

A leading US civil rights group is warning black travelers against flying on American Airlines, saying that they could face "disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe" treatment.

The NAACP said Tuesday that a series of "troublesome" recent incidents "suggest a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible racial bias on the part of American Airlines."

"In light of these confrontations, we have today taken the action of issuing national advisory alerting travelers -- especially African Americans -- to exercise caution, in that booking and boarding flights on American Airlines could subject them disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe conditions," it said.

Following a request from the rights group, American is extending an invitation for NAACP representatives to meet with airline executives at its headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.

American Airlines


Indigenous Population


Canada's indigenous population grew by 42.5 percent to 1.6 million in the decade to 2016 when the last census was taken, the government statistical agency announced Wednesday.

This amounts to 4.9 percent of Canada's population, and their numbers -- which include registered treaty Indians, Metis and Inuit -- are forecast to continue rising to more than 2.5 million by 2036, it said.

The figures confirmed a trend previously reported that found aboriginal people are "young in age and growing in numbers," Statistics Canada said in a statement.

The agency noted two main reasons for the jump: natural growth that includes increased life expectancy and relatively high fertility rate, and a higher number of people self-reporting as aboriginal.

The data painted a portrait of indigenous culture that is richly diverse with more than 70 aboriginal languages spoken.




In Memory

Fats Domino

Fats Domino, the amiable rock 'n' roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, has died. He was 89.

In appearance, he was no matinee idol. He stood 5-feet-5 and weighed more than 200 pounds, with a wide, boyish smile and a haircut as flat as an album cover. But Domino sold more than 110 million records, with hits including "Blueberry Hill," "Ain't That a Shame" - originally titled "Ain't It A Shame"- and other standards of rock 'n' roll.

Domino's dynamic performance style and warm vocals drew crowds for five decades. One of his show-stopping stunts was playing the piano while standing, throwing his body against it with the beat of the music and bumping the grand piano across the stage.

His 1956 version of "Blueberry Hill" was selected for the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry of historic sound recordings worthy of preservation.

Domino became a global star but stayed true to his hometown, where his fate was initially unknown after Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005. It turned out that he and his family were rescued by boat from his home, where he lost three pianos and dozens of gold and platinum records, along with other memorabilia.

But in May 2007, he was back, performing at Tipitina's music club in New Orleans. Fans cheered - and some cried - as Domino played "I'm Walkin'," ?Ain't That a Shame," ?Shake, Rattle and Roll," ?Blueberry Hill" and a host of other hits.

That performance was a highlight during several rough years. After losing their home and almost all their belongings to the floods, his wife of more than 50 years, Rosemary, died in April 2008.

Domino moved to the New Orleans suburb of Harvey after the storm but often visited his publishing house, an extension of his old home in the Lower 9th Ward, inspiring many with his determination to stay in the city he loved.

The son of a violin player, Antoine Domino Jr. was born Feb. 26, 1928, one of nine children. As a youth, he taught himself popular piano styles - ragtime, blues and boogie-woogie.

He quit school at age 14, and worked days in a factory while playing and singing in local juke joints at night. In 1949, Domino was playing at the Hideaway Club for $3 a week when he was signed by Imperial record company.

He recorded his first song, "The Fat Man," in the back of a tiny French Quarter recording studio.

In 1955, he broke into the white pop charts with "Ain't it a Shame," covered blandly by Pat Boone as "Ain't That a Shame" and rocked out decades later under that title by Cheap Trick and others. Domino enjoyed a parade of successes through the early 1960s, including "Be My Guest" and "I'm Ready." Another hit, "I'm Walkin,'" became the debut single for Ricky Nelson.

Domino appeared in the rock 'n' roll film "The Girl Can't Help It" and was among the first black performers featured in popular music shows, starring with Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers. He also helped bridge rock 'n' roll and other styles - even country/western, recording Hank Williams' "Jambalaya" and Bobby Charles' "Walkin' to New Orleans."

In 1988, all of New Orleans seemed to be talking about him after he reportedly paid cash for two Cadillacs and a $130,000 Rolls-Royce. When the salesman asked if he wanted to call his bank about financing, Domino smiled and said, "I am the bank."

In 1998, he became the first purely rock 'n' roll musician to be awarded the National Medal for the Arts. But he cited his age and didn't make the trip to the White House to get the medal from President Clinton.

That was typical. Aside from rare appearances in New Orleans, including a 2012 cameo spot in the HBO series "Treme," he dodged the spotlight in his later years, refusing to appear in public or even to give interviews.

Fats Domino



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