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A handy reference tool: The Mariners’ midseason report

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:34
Working on some midseason stories for the next few days. One of the tools that is a big help is the Mariners’ midseason report that the baseball information staff releases after the all-star breaks. It’s filled with a lot of notes and stats on the team and each player.   Here’s a link to it […]
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A handy reference tool: The Mariners’ midseason report

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:34
Working on some midseason stories for the next few days. One of the tools that is a big help is the Mariners’ midseason report that the baseball information staff releases after the all-star breaks. It’s filled with a lot of notes and stats on the team and each player.   Here’s a link to it […]
Categories: Sports Center

A handy reference tool: The Mariners’ midseason report

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:34
Working on some midseason stories for the next few days. One of the tools that is a big help is the Mariners’ midseason report that the baseball information staff releases after the all-star breaks. It’s filled with a lot of notes and stats on the team and each player.   Here’s a link to it […]

Fed survey finds economic growth in all regions of country

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy was expanding in all regions of the country in the late spring, aided by strong sales of autos and other consumer goods. In its latest survey of business conditions, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday that some of its regions reported that lower energy prices were encouraging consumers to shop […]
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Fed survey finds economic growth in all regions of country

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy was expanding in all regions of the country in the late spring, aided by strong sales of autos and other consumer goods. In its latest survey of business conditions, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday that some of its regions reported that lower energy prices were encouraging consumers to shop […]
Categories: Sports Center

Fed survey finds economic growth in all regions of country

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy was expanding in all regions of the country in the late spring, aided by strong sales of autos and other consumer goods. In its latest survey of business conditions, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday that some of its regions reported that lower energy prices were encouraging consumers to shop […]

International Falls plane missing in Washington state - Duluth News Tribune

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:22

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International Falls plane missing in Washington state
Duluth News Tribune
The search for the plane's two occupants is underway in Whatcom County in extreme northwestern Washington, according to Barbara LaBoe, a spokeswoman for the Washington State Department of Transportation. The couple were vacationing and had been ...
Plane from Int'l Falls Disappears in Washington StateWDIO-TV
Searchers in Washington state locate wreckage believed to be missing ...Daily Journal
Crews search for missing Minn. plane in WashingtonKARE

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Apple’s updates iPod Touch amid declining sales

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:20
NEW YORK (AP) — Although the iPod’s popularity has waned, Apple is updating its music player for the first time in nearly three years by giving the flagship Touch model a faster processor and better cameras. The new iPod Touch also enables Apple Music, a $10-a-month service that offers unlimited playback of millions of songs. […]
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Apple’s updates iPod Touch amid declining sales

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:20
NEW YORK (AP) — Although the iPod’s popularity has waned, Apple is updating its music player for the first time in nearly three years by giving the flagship Touch model a faster processor and better cameras. The new iPod Touch also enables Apple Music, a $10-a-month service that offers unlimited playback of millions of songs. […]
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Apple’s updates iPod Touch amid declining sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:20
NEW YORK (AP) — Although the iPod’s popularity has waned, Apple is updating its music player for the first time in nearly three years by giving the flagship Touch model a faster processor and better cameras. The new iPod Touch also enables Apple Music, a $10-a-month service that offers unlimited playback of millions of songs. […]

Spieth targets historic Open win

BBC World News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:18
Favourite Jordan Spieth says he fears no-one at the 144th Open Championship, which starts on Thursday at St Andrews.
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Obama Says Iran Nuclear Deal Makes 'World Safer'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:18
The president answered questions from reporters at the White House.

Toyota recalls 625,000 hybrids worldwide

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:14
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 625,000 Prius hybrid vehicles worldwide because they can stall without warning. In the U.S., the recall affects 109,000 Prius V wagons from the 2012 to 2014 model years. The Prius V is known as the Prius Plus and Prius Alpha in other markets. Toyota says the software settings in […]
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Toyota recalls 625,000 hybrids worldwide

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:14
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 625,000 Prius hybrid vehicles worldwide because they can stall without warning. In the U.S., the recall affects 109,000 Prius V wagons from the 2012 to 2014 model years. The Prius V is known as the Prius Plus and Prius Alpha in other markets. Toyota says the software settings in […]
Categories: Sports Center

Toyota recalls 625,000 hybrids worldwide

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:14
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 625,000 Prius hybrid vehicles worldwide because they can stall without warning. In the U.S., the recall affects 109,000 Prius V wagons from the 2012 to 2014 model years. The Prius V is known as the Prius Plus and Prius Alpha in other markets. Toyota says the software settings in […]

Exclusive interview: Obama makes his case on Iran nuclear deal

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:12
In a 45-minute interview in the Cabinet room, the president kept stressing one argument: Don’t judge me on whether this deal transforms Iran, ends Iran’s aggressive behavior toward some of its Arab neighbors or leads to détente between Shiites and Sunnis.
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Exclusive interview: Obama makes his case on Iran nuclear deal

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:12
In a 45-minute interview in the Cabinet room, the president kept stressing one argument: Don’t judge me on whether this deal transforms Iran, ends Iran’s aggressive behavior toward some of its Arab neighbors or leads to détente between Shiites and Sunnis.
Categories: Sports Center

Exclusive interview: Obama makes his case on Iran nuclear deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:12
In a 45-minute interview in the Cabinet room, the president kept stressing one argument: Don’t judge me on whether this deal transforms Iran, ends Iran’s aggressive behavior toward some of its Arab neighbors or leads to détente between Shiites and Sunnis.

Judge mulls life term option in Indiana house explosion case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:09

Elaine Sgorcea, mother of Richmond Hill victim Dion Longworth, is hugged by Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Terry Curry as she walks out of the St. Joseph County Courthouse after hearing the jury found Mark Leonard guilty of all 53 charges, including murder, on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in South Bend, Ind. A jury convicted Leonard of murder, arson and insurance fraud Tuesday for his role in a house explosion that devastated a subdivision nearly three years ago, killing a couple living next door. At right is one of Dion Longworth's sisters. (Charlie Nye/The Indianapolis Star via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITSOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indianapolis man will spend decades in prison after his conviction for a house explosion scheme that killed two neighbors, and prosecutors urged a judge Wednesday to make him eligible for life without parole at next month's sentencing.


An Old Friend of My Younger Ears

E-Town - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:07

Somehow I can still remember it like it was yesterday. I was a highly opinionated teenager, but still maintained an open mind when it came to music. I was into the early alternative groups like R.E.M. and The Smiths, darker stuff like Joy Division, and (since I went to a very diverse magnet school) a ton of hip hop music. There was another all boys’ school in town where many of the kids with wealthier families attended. Their high school dances/concerts were huge, because the outrageous tuition afforded money to spring for national touring acts to get the kids all excited. I was friends with some of the boys at the school, and used to “go” with some of the girls that went to the all girls’ school that served as its social component. Perhaps it was a more than subtle attempt to arrange marriages at an early age by partnering these two schools together, but who knows. The bottom line is that because I knew enough people at these two schools (despite not being a student at either) I was somehow able to attend many of their events. One of these events that really stuck out was concert with a group that was popular at that time called The Bodeans. I didn’t care for them very much, but I knew there would be pretty girls there, so I went. The opening act was a tall gangly guy from Texas who I’d never heard of. It just happened to be James McMurtry – one of this week’s musical guests on eTown.

IMG-1010Somehow, James’ music hit me hard that night. The lyrics painted clear pictures and stories in my head, and the band he had with him that evening (particularly the drummer) was playing with taste I had never experienced before. I bought the cassette of his album Too Long In The Wasteland a few days later, and literally wore it out riding in my dad’s car to and from school. Sometimes when you go back and listen to songs you loved in high school, you don’t like them so much anymore. That is not the case for my relationship with James’ songwriting. It is special, and I still love it. If you have a spare few minutes, here is a link to one of my favorites off that cassette – https://youtu.be/i4xASxF7K4c

Needles to say, it was a joy for me personally to have him with us for this week’s broadcast/podcast.

IMG-1047Also with us this week is Montana-based singer/songwriter Martha Scanlan. I’d never heard her music before the taping, and she totally blew me away. There is something to be said about singer/songwriters that can command your attention with or without a full band. Lucky for us, we were able to get a taste of both, as she performed a few songs stripped down with just her and her producer Jon Neufeld playing guitars, and then a few numbers with Nick, Helen and the whole eTones band.

Great stuff on the music front this week – plus an awesome eChievement Award story about a couple of women who are helping young children develop solid reading skills at an early age.

Be sure to tune in, podcast and check out the videos for this week’s episode!

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