BartCop Entertainment Archives - Wednesday, 29 July, 2015


29 July, 2015

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M Is FOR MASHUP - RERUN - October 3rd 2007

Pencils Ready-MASHUP QUIZ

By DJ Useo

Ha! Thought you had an easy read today, eh? Well, it's a surprise mashup quiz for you instead! I hope you've been paying attention!

 01.  How tall does one need to be to make mashups?
   A. 2 Many DJ inches
   B. Ultra396 inches
   C. Team9 feet tall
   D. DJ Matt Hite

 02.  What bootlegger goes best with tuna on rye bread?
   A. DJ Zebra
   B. DJ Earworm
   C. Gingersteve
   D. Swiss Cheese/DJ FaC

 03.  How does the ear doctor check to see if you've been stealing samples?.
   A. Blo Up
   B. Algorhythms
   C. Cry on my Console
   D. Kleptones

 04.  Which mashup team has the most members?
   A. Outlaw DJ's
   B. Frenchbloke & Son
   C. The Who Boys
   D. The Illuminoids

 05.  Who is the wealthiest DJ of all?
   A. DJ Payroll
   B. Tristan Shout
   C. Kitty Glitter
   D. DJ Clive$ter

 06.  Which mashup artist is shaken,but not stirred?
   A. Freelance Hellraiser
   B. DJ King Of Pants
   C. Icky
   D. Bobby Martini

 07.  Which bootlegger is the most likely to bite you?
   A. Audiodile
   B. Eve Massacre
   C. Fettdog
   D. Copycat

 08.  Which Mixer is more likely to expose himself?
   B.Bruce Wang
   C.Lance Lockarm

 09.  Name the DJ who fought the hardest for mashups.
   A. ThE hOmOgEnIc ChAoS
   B. Viper Pilot
   C. Celebrity Murder Party
   D. Tizwarz

10.  The first elected DJ was...
   A. Guv'nor
   B. Mr.Fab
   C. The Geez
   D. DJ Prince

If you scored any correctly, you have passed.
If you failed all, you are obviously a total 'square'.
In any case, I hope you had some fun.

Mix Of The Week- Martinn's "Mix Up The Pieces Vol.2" is self-described as 'cheesy tracks from 1990 and before thoroughly mixed in 20 minutes and a bit'.I reckon it'll keep ya happy around the campfire,& may keep coyotes away.

Don't forget! -'s 70's mashup compilation BLAME IT ON THE BOOTIE is still available for download. It's really taking off in the download numbers. Get yours NOW!

For fans of bootleg covers, go here- to see Carter's latest works. Slick stuff!

When serving mashups, always keep the stylus on the left.


 01. D - DJ Matt Hite

 02. D - Swiss Cheese/DJ FaC

 03. D - Kleptones

 04. D - The Illuminoids

 05. D - DJ Clive$ter

 06 D - Bobby Martini

 07 D - Copycat

 08 D - McSleazy

 09 D - Tizwarz

10 D - DJ Prince



Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Hadley Freeman: The brilliant thing about Kate Moss is that she can never be shamed (Guardian)
Broadsheets love her, tabloids hate her - and she seemingly couldn't care less what anyone thinks. For this, we should salute her.

Arun Sundararajan: The 'gig economy' is coming. What will it mean for work? (Guardian)
The new working model offers greater freedom - and a fresh chance for the rich to exploit the poor.

Ranjana Srivastava: Oliver Sacks, who has taught us so much, now teaches us the art of dying (Guardian)
Death is never easy. But Oliver Sacks shows us an approach that views life as a welcome gift rather than bemoaning death as a medical failure.

Hannah Jane Parkinson: Dear America, it's not just TV we're good at. Take a look at this lot (Guardian)
There's quite a tradition of US producers remaking British shows - but, my American friends, may I also point you towards dogging. And brown sauce.

Priya Elan: "On my radar: actor Greta Gerwig's cultural highlights" (Guardian)
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Reid Wilson: Which of the 11 American nations do you live in? (Washington Post)
Red states and blue states? Flyover country and the coasts? How simplistic. Colin Woodard, a reporter at the Portland Press Herald and author of several books, says North America can be broken neatly into 11 separate nation-states, where dominant cultures explain our voting behaviors and attitudes toward everything from social issues to the role of government.

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Trivia Question of the Day

By definition, pure 100% gold is ___?___ Karat.


Send your answer to Marty

Trivia Question from Yesterday

By what name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta better known?

       Lady GaGa                                                      Source

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She initially performed in theater, appearing in high school plays, and studied at CAP21 through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue a musical career. After leaving a rock band, participating in the Lower East Side'savant garde performance art circuit, and being dropped from a contract with Def Jam Recordings, Gaga worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing. There, recording artist Akon noticed her vocal abilities and helped her to sign a joint deal with Interscope Records and his own KonLive Distribution.        Source

Randall was first, and correct, with:
   My knee-jerk reaction was to say Gwen Stefani...
  but I went on ahead and looked it up and it turns out it's

  I'm not a bit fan of Lady Gaga - I'm old: still like the Beatles, the Stones, Dylan, etc.
  But I tellya what...
  a few years ago I was watching the Today Show and Lady Gaga was supposed to perform outside
  and it started raining. You could see her band wanted to call it off but Lady Gaga refused.
  They played the set and Lady Gaga sang her guts out and put everything she has into her performance.
  I was impressed - lesser 'talents' would have just called it off because of the rain.

  hats off to you, Lady Gaga.
  (I still don't buy her records though)

mj wrote:
   I'm not as familiar with her work as I should be
  But what little I've heard, I've liked. And I love her ballsiness. Lady Gaga, all that a lady should be and more.

Alan J said:
   Lady Gaga.

STEPHEN F replied:
   Lady Gaga

Adam answered:
   Lady Gaga.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   Lady Gaga

Marian wrote:
   Lady Gaga

Dale of Hot Diamond Springs, Norcali said:
   Lady Gaga is today's answer. I like her singing with Tony Bennet. Can take her or leave her for her Pop canned music. She acts like a fucking Stefani. Could also be the antichrist .

  Oh fucking hey-hey-hey, gonna be a hunnert today!

Lunchmeat Lois Of Oregon replied:
   Google tells me that is the actual name of The Amazing Lady Gaga, who is the love child of Marilyn Manson and Nicolas Cage. I don't listen to her music, but I respect the fact that she's making it. Sort of. Also, she's not afraid to play with her food, and once dressed like an egg! Now THAT'S art, and a link to yesterday's trivia!
  Marty...LOVE the Star Trek memes!

Deborah responded:
   Such a long name for such a petite lady - Lady Gaga, that is.
  Finally the refrigerator tech is repairing my 4-yr.old fridge - of course it was an electronic component. *roll eyes*
  Five days living out of a cooler has been challenging. I'm ready to be spoiled by my modern convenience again.
  Hey, Dale, is it how where you are? 100* at noon. It's gonna be a scorcher!

DJ Useo answered:
   I sure am surprised I know the answer is Lady Gaga.
  It's because there was a comprehensive thread about her on one of the mashup forums.
  I always figured she was "named" after the Queen song 'Radio Gaga'.
  Here's 3 fine mashups of her.
  01-DJ Earworm - Lady Gaga Mashup

  02-Robin Skouteris - Michael Jackson VS Lady Gaga

  03-DJ Useo - Lady Gaga vs The Raveonettes

MAM   wrote:
   Lady Gaga ~ American singer, songwriter, and actress noted for her diverse contributions to the music industry via her self-empowering messages, fashion, and live performances.

Little Ricky of the day.

Joe S     took the day off.

Charlie took the day off.

   is retired, but paying attention.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  July 29 Birthdays - Celebrities Born July 29 | Famous Birthdays



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"The Problem With Young People Today"

(Crabby Old Fart)



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




Selected Readings

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In The Chaos Household

Last Night


Tonight, Wednesday:

CBS starts the night with a FRESH 'Big Brother',followed by a FRESH 'Extant', then a RERUN 'Criminal Minds'.
The programming geniuses at CBS are filling Dave's hour with reruns of 'Hawaii Five-0'.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Felicity Huffman and Hannibal Buress.

NBC opens the night with a FRESH 'America's Got Talent', followed by a FRESH 'Last Comic Standing'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Jason Segel, Amy Sedaris, and Alessia Cara.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Ed Helms, Alison Bechdel, and a performance by the Broadway cast of "Fun Home".
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 2/26/15) are Jack McBrayer, Colleen Green, and Bill Weir.

ABC begins the night with a RERUN 'The Middle', followed by a RERUN 'The Goldbergs', then a RERUN 'Modern Family', followed by a RERUN 'black-ish', then a FRESH 'Celebrity Wife Swap'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Christina Applegate, Rick Springfield, and Tyler the Creator.

The CW offers a RERUN 'Arrow', followed by a RERUN 'Supernatural'.

Faux has a FRESH 'MasterChef', followed by a FRESH 'Home Free'.

MY has an old 'The Walking Dead', followed by another old 'The Walking Dead'.

A&E has 2 hours of old 'Duck Dynasty', followed by a FRESH 'Duck Dynasty', then a FRESH 'Wahlburgers', followed by a FRESH 'Donnie Loves The Anti-Vaxxer', then a FRESH 'Lachey's Bar'.

AMC offers the movie 'Lethal Weapon', followed by the movie 'Lethal Weapon 2', then the movie 'Lethal Weapon 3'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 1 - Fletton
 [7:00AM]    Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 2 - Thompson
 [8:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 1 - Ep 9 - The Olde Stone Mill
 [9:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 1 - Ep 6 - Seascape
 [10:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 12 - Closing Time
 [11:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 13 - The Wedding of River Song
 [12:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 25 - Transfigurations
 [1:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 26 - The Best of Both Worlds (Part 1)
 [2:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 14 - The Icarcus Factor
 [3:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 15 - Pen Pals
 [4:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 16 - Q Who
 [5:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 17 - Samaritan Snare
 [6:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 18 - Up the Long Ladder
 [7:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 19 - Manhunt
 [8:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 20 - The Emissary
 [9:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 21 - Peak Performance
 [10:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 22 - Shades of Gray
 [11:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 17 - Samaritan Snare
 [12:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 18 - Up the Long Ladder
 [1:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 19 - Manhunt
 [2:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 20 - The Emissary
 [3:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 21 - Peak Performance
 [4:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 22 - Shades of Gray
 [5:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 13 - Time Squared    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', another 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH 'Flipping Out', then a FRESH 'Million Dollar Listing SF', followed by a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 'Why? With Hannibal Buress', 'Key & Peele', and 2 hours of old 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jon Stewart is Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Kurt Braunohler, Jimmy Pardo, and Chris DiStefano.

FX has the movie 'Oblivion', followed by the movie 'Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol'.

History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH 'American Pickers', then a FRESH 'The Woodsmen'.

IFC  -   
 [9:30AM]    GHOST WORLD
 [5:15PM]    THE JACKAL

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Lions for Lambs
 [8:00AM]    Less Than Zero
 [10:15AM]    Crash
 [12:45PM]    Hollywoodland
 [3:30PM]    The Company Men
 [5:45PM]    In the Line of Fire
 [8:30PM]    Kiss the Girls
 [11:00PM]    Deutschland 83-Bold Guard
 [12:00AM]    Deutschland 83-Bold Guard
 [1:00AM]    Pale Rider
 [3:30AM]    American Psycho
 [5:45AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & the Little Black Dress    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'Deep Blue Sea', followed by the movie 'Watchmen'.

On a RERUN Conan (from 4/1/15) are Ringo Starr, Rob Corddry, and Waters.

TCM spends the daylight hours with William Powell, who was born on this day in 1892.
 [6:00 AM]      Jewel Robbery (1932)
 [7:15 AM]      One Way Passage (1932)
 [8:30 AM]      The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
 [9:45 AM]      Rendezvous (1935)
 [11:30 AM]      The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
 [2:30 PM]      Life With Father (1947)
 [4:30 PM]      The Heavenly Body (1943)
 [6:15 PM]      I Love You Again (1940)

 [8:00 PM]      I Know Where I'm Going (1945)
 [10:00 PM]      Separate Tables (1958)
 [12:00 AM]      Bonjour Tristesse (1957)
 [2:00 AM]      Breathless (1960)
 [3:45 AM]      The Mouse That Roared (1959)
 [5:30 AM]      MGM Parade Show #8 (1955)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Thursday   -  07/30/15

TCM spends most of the night with Steve Martin
 [6:00 AM]      Dinner At Eight (1933)
 [8:00 AM]      Finishing School (1934)
 [9:30 AM]      Forsaking All Others (1934)
 [11:00 AM]      Where Sinners Meet (1934)
 [12:15 PM]      After Office Hours (1935)
 [1:30 PM]      Society Doctor (1935)
 [2:45 PM]      Bridal Suite (1939)
 [4:00 PM]      The Wild Man Of Borneo (1941)
 [5:30 PM]      Small Town Girl (1953)
 [7:45 PM]      Carson on TCM: Steve Martin (6/15/79) (2013)
 [8:00 PM]      AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin (2015)
 [9:30 PM]      Father of the Bride (1991)
 [11:30 PM]      AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin (2015)
 [1:00 AM]      Pennies From Heaven (1981)
 [3:00 AM]      Carson on TCM: Steve Martin (6/15/79) (2013)

 [3:15 AM]      Protocol (1984)
 [5:15 AM]      TCM Presents Elvis Mitchell Under the Influence: Joan Allen (2008)     (ALL TIMES EST)

USA has a FRESH 'Suits', followed by a FRESH 'Mr. Robot'.

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Cast member Beverly D'Angelo (L) poses with actress Carrie Fisher during the premiere of the film "Vacation" at the Regency Village Theatre in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, California July 27, 2015.
Photo by Kevork Djansezian


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Koch Brothers Struggle


When it comes to influencing politics, few billionaires are more effective than the industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch. Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the nonprofit organization they founded and continue to support, achieved a 95 percent success rate in the 2014 election races where it spent money.

But in Alaska, a state that could be pivotal in the 2016 elections, the group's reception has been surprisingly chilly.

Republicans outnumber Democrats by nearly two to one in America's northernmost state, and the GOP candidate has won every presidential contest in the state for the last 50 years. The conservative AFP's message of free markets and limited government, along with its strong support for oil industry interests, resonates here.

But the same independent spirit that defines Alaskans also makes them bristle at attempts by outsiders to shape their thinking, political analysts say, and the Kochs are viewed as outsiders here by many Democrats and Republicans alike.



Chevy Chase and Christina Applegate seen at the New Line Cinema presents the Premiere of "Vacation" held at Regency Village Theatre on Monday, July 27, 2015, in Westwood, Calif.
Photo by Eric Charbonneau


Behold! Every Change Ever Made

Star Wars

Have you ever wondered exactly how many changes Lucasfilm made to the original "Star Wars" trilogy during the special editions? Marcelo Zuniga has. From the big changes like Han shooting first and Jabba's palace turning into a music video to tiny changes you probably didn't even register, Zuniga has created a compilation of EVERY change to the original trilogy from 1977 to 2011.

Some scenes have changed multiple times over the years. Sequences that were cut altogether are added back in or stitched together to create a hybrid. Extra shots are added. Exposition is changed. Backgrounds are extended, CGI added, characters revived from the cutting room floor or regulated to the waste bin of yesteryear. It's all here.

If you've got an hour - or 15 minutes here and there - take a journey through the years below!

All Changes Made to Star Wars: A New Hope (Comparison Video) PART I - YouTube

All Changes Made to Star Wars: A New Hope (Comparison Video) PART II - YouTube

All Changes Made to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Comparison Video) - YouTube

All Changes Made to Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Comparison Video) - YouTube

Star Wars


Newhead News


Bans Large-Capacity Gun Magazines

Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to ban the possession of large-capacity gun magazines on Tuesday, following San Francisco to become the second major city in California to take that step.

The ordinance prohibits Los Angeles residents from possessing a handgun or rifle magazine that fits more than 10 rounds.

Residents would have 60 days after the law takes effect to remove, sell or transfer such magazines from city limits in compliance with state law, or surrender them to the LAPD.

The law would take effect 30 days after Mayor Eric Garcetti signs it, a move that he was "eager" to make, he said in a statement.

Los Angeles


A butter sculpture depicting Ohio State NCAA football coach Urban Meyer, left, and the national championship trophy are displayed in the dairy building at the Ohio State fairgrounds, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. The sculptures are joining the traditional butter cow and calf in a 46-degree cooler in the American Dairy Association display.
Photo by Kyle Robertson


Oregon Protest


Protesters began gathering in a riverside park in Portland Tuesday evening, planning to drop kayaks in the water to protest Wednesday's scheduled launch of a ship to be used by Royal Dutch Shell for Arctic oil exploration.

Following the lead of protesters in Seattle who tried to block ships headed for Shell's planned oil exploration in the Chukchi Sea, the Portland "kayaktivists" said they would conduct a vigil overnight on the Willamette River, which runs through downtown Portland.

"Our goal is to basically demonstrate as much community resistance to Shell's plans to drill for oil and secure new oil reserves in the Arctic," said Meredith Cocks, organizer with environmental activist group Portland Rising Tide.

The activists planned to take to the river early Wednesday morning to block passage by the Fennica, an icebreaker ship, on its way out of the area, though those plans were subject to change depending on the ship's schedule, Cocks said.



Wake-up Call


Scientists Worry


Scientists and tech experts - including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak - warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.

In an open letter with hundreds of signatories, the experts argued that if any major military power pushes ahead with development of autonomous weapons, "a global arms race is virtually inevitable, and the endpoint of this technological trajectory is obvious: autonomous weapons will become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow."

The signatories included leading figures globally in academia and business studying artificial intelligence - the idea that computer systems could replicate tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as language translation or visual perception. They were joined by philosophers, historians, sociologists and geneticists.

Those signing letter included Elon Musk, Tesla Motors CEO; Demis Hassabis, who founded Google DeepMind; and Noam Chomsky, an emeritus professor at MIT.

Sean O hEigeartaigh, the executive director of Cambridge University's Center for the Study of Existential Risk, said that he is hoping for a discussion on whether autonomous weapons should fall into the same category as chemical weapons and blinding lasers - namely that they be shunned.



Thai worker gives final touch to an ornately-carved bee wax candle depicting scene from the Buddhist mythology in preparation for a candle procession parade to mark the start of the Buddhist Lent, at a temple in the Ubon Ratchathani province, northeastern Thailand, July 28, 2015. The Buddhist Lent or 'Khao Pansa' is a three-month long period beginning on the first day after the full moon of the eight lunar month which this year falls on July 31. Buddhist monks must reside inside their temples to study and meditate. This is also the most auspicious time for Buddhist ordinations since it marks a period of renewed spiritual vigour.
Photo by Rungroj Yongrit


Lawmaker Battles Recall


The California lawmker who made it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children, a stance that earned him death threats, is now launching a campaign to save his job, days after the state certified a recall effort against him.

Democratic State Senator Richard Pan, a Sacramento pediatrician who introduced a measure eliminating California's personal beliefs exemption to vaccination requirements for schoolchildren in response to a measles outbreak at Disneyland, plans to go public on Wednesday with a website and social media campaign aimed at fighting off the recall drive, a spokeswoman said.

The successful bill he introduced, which was signed last month by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, repealed a portion of the health code that had allowed unvaccinated children to attend school if their parents opted out based on their personal beliefs, whether those beliefs were religious or not.

Under the new law, which goes into effect next year, only children with medical reasons to avoid vaccinations may attend school without them. Unvaccinated children would have to be home-schooled or study in small, private home-schooling groups.



Drilling-Linked Earthquakes


Several earthquakes shook Oklahoma on Monday as the state experiences a sharp increase in the frequency of tremors linked to wastewater disposal from gas and oil drilling, including from fracking, state and federal officials said.

Three of Monday's quakes measured above a magnitude 4.0, with a 4.5 earthquake centered just north of Crescent, roughly 45 miles (72 km) north of Oklahoma City, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The largest tremor, logged a "significant earthquake" by the USGS, could be felt as far away as Wichita, Kansas, about 160 miles north, broadcaster KOTV reported.

The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased by about 50 percent since 2013, greatly increasing the chance for a damaging quake, according to the USGS.

Noticeable quakes - above magnitude 3.0 - now hit the state at a rate of two per day or more, compared with two or so per year prior to 2009. During the past seven days, Oklahoma has experienced about 40 earthquakes, according to the USGS.



A scarecrow of Britain's Prince George and Princess Charlotte with their nanny stands in a garden during the Scarecrow Festival in Heather, Britain, July 28, 2015. The annual event asks residents of Heather to make scarecrow's to raise thousands of pounds for local groups and charities.
Photo by Darren Staples


Remains Discovered

Jamestown, Virginia

Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia.

The four burial sites were uncovered in the earthen floor of what was Jamestown's historic Anglican church from 1608, a team of scientists and historians announced Tuesday. The site is the same church where Pocahontas famously married Englishman John Rolfe, leading to peace between the Powhatan Indians and colonists at the first permanent English settlement in America.

Beyond the human remains, archaeologists also found artifacts buried with the colonial leaders - including a mysterious Catholic container for holy relics found in the Protestant church.

The Jamestown Rediscovery archaeology team revealed its discovery at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. The museum is helping to study and identify those buried in the church. The burials were first uncovered in November 2013, but the scientific team wanted to trace and identify its findings with some certainty before announcing the discovery.

The team identified the remains of the Rev. Robert Hunt, Jamestown's first Anglican minister who was known as a peacemaker between rival leaders; Capt. Gabriel Archer, a nemesis of one-time colony leader John Smith; Sir Ferdinando Wainman, likely the first knight buried in America; and Capt. William West, who died in a fight with the Powhatan Indians. The three other men likely died after brief illnesses. They were buried between 1608 and 1610.

Jamestown, Virginia


Prime-Time Nielsens


Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 20-26. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

    1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.5 million.
    2. "Celebrity Family Feud," ABC, 8.71 million.
    3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.91 million.
    4. "NCIS," CBS, 7.53 million.
    5. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 7.34 million.
    6. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 6.97 million.
    7. "Zoo," CBS, 6.69 million.
    8. "American Ninja Warrior," NBC, 6.68 million.
    9. "Last Comic Standing," NBC, 6.1 million.
   10. "Big Brother" (Sunday), CBS, 5.95 million.
   11. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 5.89 million.
   12. "Big Brother" (Wednesday), CBS, 5.8 million.
   13. "Big Brother" (Thursday), CBS, 5.79 million.
   14. "Best of 'America's Got Talent'," NBC, 5.75 million.
   15. Soccer: Copa Oro 2015, Jamaica vs. Mexico, Univision, 5.71 million.
   16. "Mom," CBS, 5.7 million.
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In this Friday, July 10, 2015 photo, a Karner Blue butterfly rests on the finger of Neil Gifford, conservation director at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, after it was releaseD at the preserve in Albany, N.Y. More than two decades of habitat restoration and breeding programs have put the endangered Karner blue butterfly on track to recovery in the New York pine barrens where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov. The silvery blue, postage stamp-size butterfly is also making a comeback in parts of Ohio and New Hampshire where it was thought to have been wiped out before 2000. Populations have declined but persisted in Wisconsin and Michigan.
Photo by Mike Groll



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