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AccuWeather: Some sun, breezy and milder today

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:10

 Some sun, breezy and milder todayMeteorologist David Murphy says we're in for a nice weekend with highs in the 60s.

Police, Guard face penalties in bikini film shoot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:09
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The commander of the Utah National Guard says its members could face career-ending penalties for allowing a risque video shoot featuring bikini-clad British women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks to be partially filmed at a military training camp.

Banana splits as Chiquita chops deal

BBC World News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:09
Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.
Categories: BBC World News

Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:03

Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from ObamaA nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.

Well: For a 7-Minute Workout, Try Our New App

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:02
The New York Times is offering a free mobile app for the popular Scientific 7-Minute Workout and the new Advanced 7-minute Workout.

Kerry says no apology to NKorea to free Americans

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:02
Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United States, but ruled out providing a U.S. apology to Pyongyang to win their freedom.

Boeing shares fall on worries about 787 costs and cash flow

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:01
The company’s third-quarter earnings came in almost 10 percent higher than the average forecast, but stock traders seemed focused on a couple of disappointing details.

Russia 'helped Yanukovych to flee'

BBC World News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:01
Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russia helped Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee after he was ousted in February.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge stops New Jersey from allowing sports betting after request from pro leagues, NCAA

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 05:00
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Judge stops New Jersey from allowing sports betting after request from pro leagues, NCAA.

Report: No escape charges for Ohio school shooter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:58
LIMA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor has decided against filing charges against convicted high school shooter T.J. Lane for escaping prison because he doesn't want to give Lane another chance to anger the victims' families.

A Bear In The Backyard

E-Town - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:06

IMG_1935Man oh man, check out this photo from our backyard:

That’s from a bear who’s been frequenting our neighborhood of late (if the rather large, nightly deposits of bear scat in various spots around the ‘hood are any indication, he’s been a regular visitor). Through the opening he made in our fence, you can see a heavy hanging plum tree (in our neighbor’s yard), the fruit of which I suspect he’d been enjoying. We actually heard him wreaking havoc on the fence (it was about 11pm at night, right outside our bedroom window more or less). It sounded like a drunken linebacker who’d lost his way and found our fence to be an obstacle to be removed from his path. Wild.

Actually literally wild. Here in Boulder, and in countless other parts of the country, many of our neighborhoods butt up against open space (ours does for example) which results in inevitable contact and encounters between animals and people. We are lucky enough to live in a town where wildlife cohabitate with us. As a matter of fact, in my opinion, we humans are living in THEIR neighborhood. Lord knows we cause them innumerable challenges, as they travel through our landscaped yards using ancient routes to water; roam through our developments at night, as they have for centuries, making their rounds as they search for food, etc. mtlion_NPSI have heard numerous stories from folks about ‘close encounter’ wildlife sightings (I myself have seen a mountain lion in a tree right down the street from our house, in broad daylight in that case!). It’s awe inspiring to think of.

There’s a real debate in this country right now, between those who would like to pave and/or develop every available square inch of land no matter what that does to the wildlife population and those who (like me) think it vital to our collective souls to ensure that we will always have open space and places where wildlife can exist. I think that’s why this year’s midterm election is so important. Can you guess which political party cares about protecting the environment and which cares little or nothing about that? I’m sure you can. If not, you should do some research, decide what’s important to you, and then VOTE. Make your voice heard.

It’s the patriotic thing to do.

By the way, don’t forget to check out this week’s broadcast/podcast in Zack’s previous blog entry.

Xo Helen




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UW men’s basketball picked sixth in Pac-12 preseason poll

WA Cougars - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:01
Quite predictably, Washington is saddled with modest expectations at the start of the 2014-15 men’s basketball season while the forecast is dim at Washington State and Arizona is the near unanimous pick to repeat as regular-season champions.
Categories: Sports Center