BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 20 September, 2016


20 September, 2016

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[1818 days in a row]


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from Bruce

Paul Krugman: A Lie Too Far? (NY Times Blog)
What's so good about these stories? The fact that they are simple straightforward reporting.

Paul Krugman: Vote as if It Matters (NY Times Column)
Does it make sense to vote for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for president? Sure, as long as you believe two things. […] Second, you have to believe that America will be better off in the long run if we eliminate environmental regulation, abolish the income tax, do away with public schools, and dismantle Social Security and Medicare - which is what the Libertarian platform calls for.

As adopted in Convention, May 2016, Orlando, Florida.

Mike Konczal: "The 'new liberal economics' is the key to understanding Hillary Clinton's policies" (Vox)
The new liberal economics makes several claims: 1) Inequality is not a regrettable but inevitable byproduct of an efficient economy, nor a temporary, self-correcting trend. It's driven by policy choices, and new choices can make a difference. […]

Andrew Tobias: Which Of These Republicans Do YOU Believe [Updated]
I believe all of them: Colin Powell: Trump is "a national disgrace and an international pariah" Barbara Bush: "I don't know how women can vote for [him]. . . . It's incomprehensible to me." Marco Rubio: "A dangerous con man." Carly Fiorina: "A man who seems to only feel big when he's trying to make other people feel small." Bobby Jindal: "An unserious and unstable narcissist." Mitt Romney: "A phony . . . playing the American public for suckers."

Marina Hyde: We old hands can't stop Trump. This is a job for the young (The Guardian)
Only a switched-on generation can get to grips with Donald's disdain for the truth and aversion to facts.

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Trivia Question of the Day

In opera or commedia dell'arte, a prima donna (Italian for "first lady") is the leading female singer in the company. What is the corresponding term for the male lead?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

What is the longest river in Antarctica?

       Onyx River                                                      Source

The Onyx River is an Antarctic meltwater stream which flows westward through the Wright Valley from Wright Lower Glacier and Lake Brownworth at the foot of the glacier to Lake Vanda, during the few months of the Antarctic summer. Despite being only 32 kilometres (20 mi) in length it is the longest river in Antarctica.

The Onyx river flows away from the ocean, an example of endorheic drainage, as the Wright Glacier blocks the entrance to the valley. It has several tributaries, and there are multiple meteorological stations along the length of the river. Flow levels are highly variable, both during the day and between summers, with the river failing to reach the lake some years. In contrast, it can cause significant erosion in flood years, and was rafted in 1984 by New Zealand researchers. At one time, the river's discharge reached 700 cubic feet per second (20 m3/s).        Source

Randall was first and correct with:
   Onyx River

Alan J wrote:
   The Onyx River.

Marian said:
   Onyx River

Adam answered:
   The Onyx River.

Deborah responded:
   Of course this question stumped me, as I know very little about Antartica, so I looked it up: The Onyx River is the longest river in Antartica. I know so little about the continent that I didn't even know it had rivers. I thought it was all frozen.
  The Winnie the Pooh & Piglet cartoon is especially on point today. Dear friends arrived from KC, MO, on Saturday for a fancy event - actually, it was the entire weekend - and are leaving today. They barely arrive and they leave again. And reality rears its head and laughs at my attempts to avoid it. Damn.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
   Onyx River

DJ Useo said:
   Antartica, huh? Sounds like a trick question to me. lol. Wouldn't an Antarctic "river" be frozen? So, I guess the Ant River. ( taking the piss )

MAM     wrote:
   Onyx River ~ 20 miles in length it is the longest river in Antarctica.

Joe S     answered:
   Who knew there were rivers in Antarctica? It's the Onyx.

mj took the day off.

Dale of Spectacular Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

Lois Of Oregon took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  September 20 Birthdays - Celebrities Born September 20 | Famous Birthdays

Sally has retired.




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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

'They just don't fit in': UCLA study links racism and segregation in Orange County | US news | The Guardian

An American tragedy: why are millions of trees dying across the country? | Environment | The Guardian

As Trump slips into red with Latinos, Democrats hope to turn Arizona blue | US news | The Guardian

These African Countries Don't Want Your Used Clothing Anymore | Huffington Post

Today's "CLICK"TAVISM - or "How to get the Press to cover #TrumpScandals"

BBC - Earth - We did not invent clothes simply to stay warm

North Carolina's HB2 sucks nearly $400 million and counting out of the state

Building the Largest LED Screen in the World | Motherboard
     Burj Khalifa

2000-Year-Old Human Skeleton Found On Famed Shipwreck | Huffington Post

Leigh Eric Schmidt's 'Village Atheists' and the History of Suspicion Toward Nonbelievers in the United States - The Atlantic

What was the best hour of television ever? | Television & radio | The Guardian

On Fox News, Trump Invents Facts So He Can Express Outrage About What Never Happened

A Trump Presidency Would Likely Be Even Worse Than You Think: 11 Ways He Would Destroy the America We Know | Alternet

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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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Last Night

Well, I don't feel any older.

Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night with a FRESH 'NCIS', followed by a FRESH 'Bull', then a FRESH 'NCIS: The 3rd One'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Michelle Obama, and America Ferrera.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Alan Cumming, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Nick Jonas.

NBC starts the night with a FRESH 'The Voice', followed by a FRESH 'This Is Us'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Mark Wahlberg, Sofia Vergara, and Mo.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are James Spader, Jordana Brewster, the Cadillac Three, and Elaine Bradley.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Sullivan Stapleton, Black Lips, and Colman Domingo.

ABC opens the night with a FRESH 'Dancing With The Stars', followed by a FRESH 'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Denzel Washington, Minnie Driver, and Usher.

The CW offers a RERUN 'The Flash', followed by a FRESH 'MADtv'.

Faux has a FRESH 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', followed by a FRESH 'New Girl', then a FRESH 'Scream Queens'.

MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by a FRESH 'Harry'.

A&E has 'Married At First Sight', another 'Married At First Sight', followed by a FRESH 'Married At First Sight', then a FRESH 'Born This Way'.

AMC offers the movie 'Erin Brockovich', followed by the movie 'Stand By Me', then a FRESH 'Halt & Catch Fire'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 18-Up the Long Ladder
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 12-The Pandorica Opens-Part 1.
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 13-The Big Bang-Part 2.
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Where Silence Has Lease
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-Elementary, Dear Data
 [2:00PM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-From Pole To Pole
 [3:00PM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Mountains
 [4:00PM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Fresh Water
 [5:00PM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Caves
 [6:00PM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Deserts
 [7:00PM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Ice Worlds
 [8:00PM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Great Plains
 [9:00PM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Jungles
 [10:00PM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9-Shallow Seas
 [11:00PM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-Seasonal Forests
 [12:00AM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-From Pole To Pole
 [1:00AM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Mountains
 [2:00AM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Fresh Water
 [3:00AM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Caves
 [4:00AM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Deserts
 [5:00AM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Ice Worlds    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Below Deck', another 'Below Deck', followed by a FRESH 'Below Deck', another 'Below Deck', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Now'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', and 3 hours of old 'Tosh.0'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Jeffrey Tambor.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Paul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney, and Aya Cash.

FX has the movie 'Hangover Part III', followed by the movie 'Neighbors', then a FRESH 'Atlanta', and another 'Atlanta'.

History has 'Counting Cars', another 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH 'Counting Cars: Supercharged', then a FRESH 'Forged In Fire', followed by a FRESH 'Milwaukee Blacksmith', then another FRESH 'Milwaukee Blacksmith'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    THE MONKEES-One Man Shy
 [6:35AM]    THE MONKEES-Dance, Monkee, Dance
 [7:10AM]    THE MONKEES-Too Many Girls
 [1:00PM]    BLUES BROTHERS 2000
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Crunge
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Girl I Love
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Misty Mountain Hop
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Your Time Is Gonna Come
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-When the Levee Breaks
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Whole Lotta Love
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Battle of Evermore
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hey, Hey What Can I Do?
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Bring It on Home
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Crunge
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Girl I Love
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Misty Mountain Hop
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Your Time Is Gonna Come
 [1:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You
 [1:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-When the Levee Breaks
 [2:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Whole Lotta Love
 [2:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Battle of Evermore
 [3:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hey, Hey What Can I Do?

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & Make-up
 [6:15AM]    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
 [8:15AM]    Walking Tall
 [10:00AM]    Silver Bullet
 [12:00PM]    The Fog
 [2:00PM]    The Shining
 [5:30PM]    The Omen
 [8:00PM]    Alien 3
 [10:30PM]    Alien Resurrection
 [1:00AM]    Alien Resurrection
 [3:30AM]    The Fog
 [5:30AM]    The Writers' Room-The Walking Dead, Smallville & other comics    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Legion', followed by the movie 'Blade'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Marshawn Lynch, Brian Posehn, and Nick Cody.

 [6:15 AM]      Joe Smith, American (1942)
 [7:30 AM]      Northern Pursuit (1943)
 [9:15 AM]      The Conspirators (1944)
 [11:00 AM]      Nazi Agent (1942)
 [12:30 PM]      The Yellow Canary (1943)
 [2:00 PM]      Betrayed (1954)
 [4:00 PM]      Sabotage Agent (1943)    [AKA: 'The Adventures of Tartu']
 [6:00 PM]      Operation Crossbow (1965)
 [8:00 PM]      Mon Oncle (1958)
 [10:00 PM]      The Long, Long Trailer (1954)
 [12:00 AM]      Scared Stiff (1953)
 [1:45 AM]      Have Rocket, Will Travel (1959)
 [3:15 AM]      The Good Humor Man (1950)
 [4:45 AM]      Carry on Teacher (1962)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Wednesday   -  09/21/16

 [6:15 AM]      Girl Missing (1933)
 [7:30 AM]      Hi, Nellie! (1934)
 [9:00 AM]      Chatterbox (1936)
 [10:15 AM]      The Lady Consents (1936)
 [11:45 AM]      The Return of Peter Grimm (1936)
 [1:15 PM]      A Man to Remember (1938)
 [2:45 PM]      Three Sons (1939)
 [4:00 PM]      Three Live Ghosts (1935)
 [5:15 PM]      Weekend for Three (1941)
 [6:30 PM]      Three Men In White (1944)
 [8:00 PM]      It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
 [11:15 PM]      The Great Race (1965)
 [2:00 AM]      A Shot In The Dark (1964)
 [4:00 AM]      The Party (1968)
 [5:45 AM]      Le grand amour (1969)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

USA has a FRESH 'Chrisley Knows Best'.

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Members of a student band dressed as storm troopers hold their instruments after playing the "Star Wars" theme song, "The Imperial March," in downtown La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. The band is from the indigenous Aymara town of Caracollo.
Photo by Juan Karita


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Seeks Justice

Amal Clooney

Islamic State militants who have enslaved, murdered and raped Yazidi women and children must be brought to justice, no matter the price, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney said on Monday.

Clooney, a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers in London, is on a mission to prosecute the Islamist group through the International Criminal Court for their crimes against the Yazidi community.

She announced in June she would represent Yazidi women in Iraq who have been victims of sexual slavery, rape and genocide by Islamic State militants, also known as ISIS.

Islamic State militants have killed, raped and enslaved thousands of Yazidis since 2014, accusing them of being devil worshippers and forcing over 400,000 of the religious minority to flee their homes in northern Iraq.

According to the United Nations, the Sunni militants enslaved about 7,000 women and girls in 2014, mainly Yazidis whose faith blends elements of Christianity, Zoroastrianism and Islam, and is still holding 3,500, some as sex slaves.

Amal Clooney


Elderly and middle-aged people practice physical activity with wooden dumbbells during an event marking the 'Respect-for-the-Aged' Day in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept. 19, 2016. According to government data released on Sept. 13, the number of Japanese people who are 100 or older reached a record of 65,692 in September, with nearly 88 percent of the centenarians being women.
Photo by Franck Tobichon


The Headliner For 2017 Super Bowl

Lady Gaga

She sang the anthem at the 2016 Super Bowl, and now Lady Gaga is returning to the biggest stage in sports as the headlining act. As US Weekly reports, Gaga is officially confirmed to be the halftime act for Super Bowl LI (which will be played in Houston, not on Long Island - no I will not get sick of making Roman Numerals jokes between now and February). The pop star and recent Tony Bennett collaborator has a new album coming out in late October, so it makes sense that she would want to support her first solo album in a few years with a big show like this one.

Before her Star-Spangled Banner performance, Gaga said,

     "This is one of the highest honors of my career. I get a chance to sing for all the athletes - who have been working so hard their whole lives for this moment - the coaches, as well as the fans in the stands who are waiting for this moment. I think it marks what being an American is all about."

Now she gets to sing in front of all of those people all over again, except this time she will get to add her signature flourish to the appearance.

While Gaga is known for being crazy in her performances (and on the red carpet) she's calmed down a bit from her meat-wearing days so it will be interesting to see how she goes about an opportunity like the Super Bowl Halftime show. Sparkly Gucci suit and strong makeup aside, her national anthem performance was all about her voice and her stage presence, so maybe she will err on the side of normalcy and focus on hit songs like "Born This Way" and "Poker Face" rather than any out-of-this-world aspects or costuming. Or, as is probably the case, she could take advantage of a show that almost requires her to go all out and be outlandishly creative since it is a one-time thing and needs to be memorable.

Lady Gaga


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Undercover At Wrigley Field

Stephen Colbert

It's a good time to be a Cubs fan. Chicago's Senior Circuit ball club nabbed the NL Central title, appear poised to slaughter in the playoffs and spectators continue to make breakthroughs in the field of butt-related excitement. If it weren't for the crippling dread that something horrible is destined to happen, we'd say it's been a great year to be a Cubs fan. Heck, they even have a popular late night dealing out hot dogs at Wrigley these days.

Late Show host and future glasses model Stephen Colbert went undercover at Wrigley Field as hot dog vendor "Donnie Franks." As you can see from the pic of Colbert and Cubs manager Joe Maddon, Colbert's disguise might remind of a certain someone. The Washington Post nailed it when they described the look as: "like a disheveled Robert Downey Jr." To be fair, dealing out franks every summer puts some years on a guy. Or a costume.

Going "undercover" isn't always the most discreet operation when you're being followed around by a TV crew, but aside from his Undercover Boss approach to facial hair styling, Colbert did have his disguise in order. If there was one hiccup with Colbert's not-so-secret gig at Wrigley, it was that the Cubs gave up 11 unanswered runs in that afternoon's 11-3 throttling at the hands of the lowly Milwaukee Brewers. Let the paranoia over an inexplicable curse brought on by noted Cubs fan Stephen Colbert begin!

Stephen Colbert


A model displays a 2017 spring/summer design by the 2nd Skin at Madrid's Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016.
Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza


Smashes Broadway Record

Bette Midler

If there was ever any doubt that the return of beloved Broadway star Bette Midler in a canonical American musical long overdue for revival was going to be a hit, the first day of ticket sales for Hello, Dolly! erased it.

Box office for the spring production at the Shubert Theatre opened Saturday, chalking up a record first-day haul for Broadway of $9,082,497.

Produced by Scott Rudin and directed by Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly! begins previews March 15 at the Shubert, with the official opening set for April 20. Midler will star alongside David Hyde Pierce, Gavin Creel, Kate Baldwin, Taylor Trensch, Will Burton, Melanie Moore and Jennifer Simard.

The show is one of three starry productions being shepherded to Broadway by Rudin this season, along with John Slattery, Nathan Lane and John Goodman in The Front Page and Sally Field in The Glass Menagerie.

Rudin and fellow lead producer Barry Diller on Monday announced that their Broadway transfer of the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of The Humans, the 2016 Tony Award winner for best play, has recouped its $3.8 million capitalization. That includes the $600,000 cost of moving from the Helen Hayes Theatre to the Gerald Schoenfeld after the original house became unavailable.

Bette Midler


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Simon Tam has openly criticized the Washington Redskins football team name as a racist slur that demeans Native Americans.

But Tam and his Asian-American rock band, The Slants, find themselves on the same side as the NFL franchise in a First Amendment legal battle over trademark protection for names that some consider offensive.

The Supreme Court could decide as early as this month whether to hear the dispute involving the Portland, Oregon-area band. And if the football team has its way, the justices could hear both cases in its new term.

At issue is a constitutional challenge to a law barring the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from registering trademarks that disparage minority groups. The office denied a trademark to the Slants in 2011 after finding the name disparaged people of Asian descent.

The Slants say their goal was not to offend anyone, but to transform a derisive term about the shape of Asian eyes into a statement of ethnic and cultural pride. The band won a major victory last year when a divided federal appeals court in the District of Columbia ruled the law prohibiting offensive trademarks violates free-speech rights. The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to overturn that ruling.



An Afghan woman walks past at a local brick factory as she carries her son, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016.
Photo by Rahmat Gul


Catholic Church In Crisis


A Vatican administrator has urged Rome to remove the head of the Catholic Church in Guam over child sex allegations, warning the scandal could bankrupt the church in the deeply religious Pacific territory.

Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai was sent to Guam three months ago to investigate the accusations against Archbishop Anthony Apuron, who denies any wrongdoing.

In a statement read out at church services across the island on Sunday, Hon said he had asked the Holy See to dismiss Apuron after the cleric refused to stand down voluntarily.

The allegations date back to the 1970s, with at least four former alter boys saying they were molested by Apuron, then a parish priest.

Hon's statement did not directly address the veracity of the allegations, instead expressing sorrow over the issue of clerical child abuse.



Federal court OKs


Elected officials may open public meetings by praying according to their chosen religion as long as they don't pressure observers to join in, a divided federal appeals court ruled Monday.

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals split 2-1 in deciding that the Rowan County commission had a constitutional right to open meetings with prayers. The prayers included almost exclusively Christian references and the commission's five members invited audience members to stand and participate.

The court - which decides constitutional disputes involving Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina - said prayers opening meetings of legislative bodies are as old as the country and aren't limited to neutral religious statements or references to a generic God. As long as the board's five members didn't proselytize or disparage religious beliefs, they were constitutionally protected, the court ruled.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that it is appropriate for local clergy to deliver predominantly Christian prayers at town meetings in Greece, New York. Different in the Rowan County case was that the prayers were offered by the commissioners themselves. The court also had to determine whether their invitation for the audience to join in prayer should be seen as coercive.

In a strongly worded dissent, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, said the case captures the reason why the country's Founding Fathers wrote the separation of church and state into the Constitution.



Researchers excavate Sakitari Cave in Okinawa, where fishhooks dating back some 23,000 years have been discovered, in a picture released by Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum on September 19, 2016.


Lifts Opposition To Memorial

Eisenhower Family

The family of former U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower has lifted its longstanding opposition to the design of a memorial to him, the commission overseeing the project said on Monday.

The family's support could remove a hurdle for construction of the memorial to the World War Two Allied commander and 34th president. The backing follows changes to the design by architect Frank Gehry.

The nearly $150 million, 4-acre (1.6-hectare) project near Capitol Hill has been stalled for years amid opposition from the family, Congress and others over its scale and design.

The family's change of heart follows discussions with former Secretary of State James Baker III, a member of the memorial's advisory commission, about a compromise design, the statement said.

Gehry's design for the memorial just off the National Mall included a pair of 80-foot (24-meter) freestanding columns and 447-foot (136-meter) steel mesh tapestries that depict the Kansas plains where the Eisenhower spent his boyhood.

Eisenhower Family


World's Longest Bolt


When the world's longest lightning bolt struck over Oklahoma in 2007, it traveled about three-quarters of the length of the state, according to the World Meteorological Organization, which recently announced the electrifying new record.

The lightning bolt traveled 199.5 miles (321 kilometers) on June 20, 2007, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said. The organization also confirmed the longest duration for a single flash of lightning: 7.74 seconds, for a flash that occurred over Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France, on Aug. 30, 2012.

The two announcements mark the first time that lightning has been included in the official WMO World Weather & Climate Extremes Archive, whichdocuments records for heat, cold, wind speed, rainfall and other climate events.

The WMO said the advancement of lightning-sensing technologies made it possible to detect new extremes and allowed the organization to now include lightning measurements in the archive. Randall Cerveny, chief rapporteur of climate and weather extremes for WMO, said experts can now study specific lightning flashes in much greater detail.

The WMO's full assessment of the record-breaking bolts was published online Sept. 15 in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society journal.




In Memory

C Martin Croker

The voice of Zorak and Moltar on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim show "Space Ghost Coast to Coast," C. Martin Croker died on Sunday morning.

The cause of death of has not yet been shared publicly. He was 54.

A longtime contributor on the Cartoon Network, Croker also voiced Steve and Dr. Weird on "Aqua Teen Hunger Force."

He was also an animator, creating Cartoon Network promos, among other projects.

C Martin Croker

Adult Swim puts almost every episode of Space Ghost Coast To Coast online for free · Newswire · The A.V. Club

Watch Space Ghost Coast to Coast from Adult Swim



An Amur leopard or Far Eastern leopard named Kirin, a 7-year-old male born in the Prague Zoo and transported to Krasnoyarsk in August, is seen at its new enclosure after a quarantine, at the Royev Ruchey Zoo near the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, September 19, 2016.
Photo by Ilya Naymushin



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