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Man pleads not guilty after Ohio highway shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:09
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Illinois man charged with kidnapping and killing a Kentucky woman who was found dead in a vehicle along a highway in southwest Ohio pleaded not guilty Monday.

U.S. pastor who led son's same-sex marriage can keep ordination: council

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:08
(Reuters) - A U.S. pastor who was defrocked after officiating his son's same-sex wedding ceremony, and later reinstated, can keep his ordination, a Methodist judicial council has ruled. The church had punished Reverend Frank Schaefer last year by defrocking him when he refused to say he would never perform another gay ceremony. But an appeals panel reversed the decision, and the judicial council on Saturday upheld the appellate ruling, the church said on Monday. The decision by the church's highest judicial body was on technical, legal grounds and did not discuss the issue of gay marriage. ...

SEPTA union votes to authorize strike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:05

SEPTA union votes to authorize strikeWhile SEPTA workers voted Sunday for the union to authorize a strike, officials say that one doesn't appear to be imminent.

Latinos say cash goes missing in Arizona arrests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:02

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe ArpaioPHOENIX (AP) — Armando Gutierrez was headed to Las Vegas with cash from his 2011 tax refund when he and his friends were pulled over by a sheriff's deputy.

Seahawks vs. Carolina: What the national media had to say

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:01
The Seahawks improved to 4-3 Sunday with a 13-9 victory at Carolina. Here's a roundup of media reaction after the game from the national media.

UK to fight EU demand 'in every way'

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:53
David Cameron tells MPs the UK will not pay the extra £1.7bn demanded by the EU, promising to challenge it "in every way possible".
Categories: BBC World News

Mariners winter league report -- October 21, 2014

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:50
Greetings from Montana!
Categories: Sports Center

Rylance to play BFG in Spielberg film

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:46
Actor Mark Rylance will play the title role in The BFG, Steven Spielberg's film of Roald Dahl's much-loved children's book about a "Big Friendly Giant".
Categories: BBC World News

UN opposes Ebola policies 'not based on science'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:46
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general says health workers returning from the main Ebola-hit countries "should not be subjected to restrictions that are not based on science."

Cougars arrive late, and fans exit early

WA Cougars - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:06
Washington State’s fragile football season took an ugly turn here against 15th-ranked Arizona, as the Cougars fell behind 31-0 in the first 21 minutes and spent the rest of the day in futile pursuit in a 59-37 loss to the Wildcats.
Categories: Sports Center

In Pac-12, a divisional shift of power

WA Cougars - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:15
Arizona State, Arizona and Utah each have one loss in Pac-12 South, while only Oregon in Pac-12 North has less than three.
Categories: Sports Center

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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