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  • Kirsten Gillibrand: Interstate 81 grid would help revitalize Syracuse

    11/16/2018 11:56:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | October 22, 2018 | Mark Weiner
    U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday said she will support the construction of a street-level community grid to replace the elevated portion of Interstate 81 in Syracuse.Until now, Gillibrand declined to take a position on the issue, saying it was up to Central New Yorkers to choose the best option for replacing the 1.4-mile viaduct that cuts through the heart of Syracuse.Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said during a visit to Syracuse on Monday that she decided to speak out after discussions with community stakeholders who favor the grid over a tunnel or new elevated highway."Given where the stakeholders are -- and given what...
  • UPDATE: Four injured in I-84 crash near Burley (work zone mayhem)

    11/16/2018 8:16:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Magic Valley Times-News ^ | November 1, 2018 | Times-News
    BURLEY — A multiple-vehicle crash sent four people to Idaho hospitals Oct. 30 east of Burley. Idaho State Police investigated the crash just before 3 p.m. on westbound Interstate 84 near the Interstate 86 junction. The crash included a truck and two semi-trailers, blocking eastbound and westbound lanes for two-and-a-half hours. John Greigg, 31, of Sonoma, Calif., was driving a 2018 Ford F250 east on I-84 near milepost 221.5. Kolton King, 49, of Layton, Utah, was driving west on I-84 in a 2017 Freightliner commercial vehicle pulling two trailers. Greigg attempted to make a U-turn from the eastbound lane of...
  • [YouTube video] Posters ask very important question about "Camp Fire Video on Skyay"

    11/16/2018 10:18:34 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 59 replies
    YouTube ^ | Richard Silva [poster]
    #CampFire video on Skyway this morning.
  • Great white sharks tracked off North Carolina coast traveled 1,000 miles from Canada, experts say

    11/15/2018 3:30:18 PM PST · by ETL · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Nov 15, 2018 | Madeline Farber | Fox News
    Two great white sharks were located off the coast of North Carolina this week after the massive predators traveled more than a thousand miles from Canada to reach the coastal waters, according to officials with the shark tagging and tracking organization Ocearch. The sharks — Nova and Cabot — were tagged off the coast of Nova Scotia in September and October, respectively. Nova, a 1,186-pound great white with a length nearing 12 feet, is the first great white tagged by Ocearch researchers in Canadian waters, according to the organization. Cabot is a nearly 10-foot great white named after the explorer John Cabot....
  • New, steeper Bayonne Bridge shut down after cars can't make it up the incline in snow

    11/15/2018 2:34:52 PM PST · by SMGFan · 107 replies
    NJ Advanced Media ^ | November 15, 2018
    The Bayonne Bridge was shut down in both directions Thursday afternoon, making for a worse commute for those driving in the snow, sleet and rain. The bridge was shutdown by Port Authority due to slippery conditions and several cars becoming stuck on the incline of the renovated bridge, which is steeper than it used to be, spokesman Joe Pentangelo said.
  • Prince Charles is 'infatuated' with squirrels, keeps 'nuts in his pockets'

    11/14/2018 6:12:43 PM PST · by Innovative · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 14, 2018 | Leah Bitsky
    Prince William has revealed that his father, Prince Charles, is absolutely obsessed with a certain type of squirrel. “He is completely infatuated by the red squirrels that live around the [Birkhall] estate in Scotland,” Prince William told Country Life in a special edition of the British weekly guest-edited by Prince Charles himself. He added that the Prince of Whales likes them, “to the extent that he’s given them names and is allowing them into the house.”Prince Charles, who celebrated his 70th birthday Wednesday, noted that the rodents are “incredibly special creatures.”
  • California man saves 'shivering' mule from drowning in pool after devastating Camp Fire

    11/14/2018 1:57:14 PM PST · by ETL · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 14, 2018 | Madeline Farber | Fox News
    <p>When Jeff Hill went to check on a friend’s father’s home after the devastating Camp Fire — which has killed at least 48 people and burned 135,000 acres thus far — blazed through an area near Paradise, Calif., he was shocked to see a large mule helplessly floating on top of a pool cover.</p>
  • Hoverbikes are finally here, but don't expect to fly cheap

    11/14/2018 7:39:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | Nov. 13, 2018 / 11:18 AM CST | By Tom Metcalfe
    California firm's long-anticipated flying motorcycle will set you back $150,000. This drone-like flying motorcycle can be yours for $150,000.Hoversurf Official via YouTube ______________________________________________________________ The era of the hoverbike is finally at hand, but you’ll have to be well-heeled to join in. A California company recently announced that it would begin deliveries of its long-anticipated flying motorcycle in the first half of 2019 for an estimated price of $150,000. The Hoversurf S3 looks a bit like what you’d get if you crossed a motorcycle with a quadcopter. It has a seat for one rider and four horizontally mounted electric propellers controlled...
  • Shivering horse found waiting out Camp Fire in backyard pool

    11/14/2018 6:50:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.sfgate.com ^ | Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | By Dianne de Guzman
    A horse was found in the backyard pool of a Paradise, Calif. resident, after the animal apparently tried to find a safe space as the Camp Fire moved through town. Paradise resident Jeff Hill shared photos of the horse Sunday on Facebook. The photos showed the horse in a pool, but entangled in the pool cover. Recommended Video "There's no telling how long she was there but she was shivering uncontrollably," Hill wrote. "She was all caught up in the pool cover but her being suspended by it prevented her from drowning." Hill said he and a friend undid the...
  • Two men attempt solo Antarctica crossing in audacious effort to make history

    11/12/2018 12:38:46 PM PST · by ETL · 50 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 12, 2018 | Christopher Carbone
    American adventure-athlete Colin O'Brady, 33, and British Army Captain Louis Rudd, 49, embarked on the perilous, 921-mile trek on Oct. 31 — both carrying sleeping bags, freeze-dried food, cross-country skis, hand-held satellite phones and modems, a GPS tracker and portable solar panels. In order for the journey to be considered unsupported, the competitors cannot accept any help from the few people they might encounter, not even a cup of hot tea. They have, however, raised north of $200,000 each from corporate sponsors and private donors in an effort to help with their trip.According to the New York Times, the last person to...
  • Venus flytraps kill with chemicals like those from lightning bolts

    11/12/2018 9:00:45 AM PST · by ETL · 20 replies
    ScienceMag.com ^ | Nov 12, 2018 | Richard A. Lovett
    PORTLAND, OREGON—Venus flytraps have a well-known way of dispatching their victims: They snare inquisitive insects that brush up against trigger hairs in their fly-trapping pods (above). But now, physicists have discovered that the triggering process may involve the release of a cascade of exotic chemicals similar to the whiff of ozone that tingles your nose after a lightning bolt. To study this process, scientists used an electrical generator to ionize air into a “cold plasma,” which they then gently blew toward a flytrap in their lab. Normally, the flytrap’s closure is caused by an electrical signal created when two or...
  • James Woods doing yeoman-like work on Twitter tonight

    11/08/2018 5:55:44 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    James Woods ^ | 11/8/18 | BTLD
    James Woods on Twitter tonight helping people find their missing loved ones in the wake of the Paradise, CA wildfire. Nice work, James!
  • Nations that an American Man could Travel and Relocate to (if need be)

    11/08/2018 4:02:54 PM PST · by vannrox · 67 replies
    metallicman ^ | 9nov18 | editorial staff
    What happens when you are given a five minute notice before your company lays you off? Then they hand you a NDR, and expect you to sign it, or else they will prevent you from getting food stamps and support. What then? What options do you have? Another stab at getting yet another American job, and America boss in an American corporate environment? Is that what your options are? As an American man, just what are your options? The world is yours once you have lost everything. That includes nations, food, culture and girls. You can go anywhere and be...
  • Lions suspected in drowning of 400 buffaloes in Botswana

    11/08/2018 7:41:27 AM PST · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    AFP ^ | November 8, 2018
    More than 400 buffaloes believed to have been chased by lions drowned in a river in northern Bostwana this week, the government said. The mass drowning occurred in Chobe River near the border with Namibia.
  • The troubling truth behind that viral video of a plucky baby bear climbing a mountain side

    11/08/2018 7:26:10 AM PST · by ETL · 10 replies
    The Sun ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | James Cox
    The clip went viral on social media with viewers admitting they felt “stressed out” as the cub continually slid down the mountain towards rocks. It starts by showing the pair clambering over a rocky patch of ground as the mum guides her young cub towards the top of the mountain. Plenty of heart-stopping moments follow as the cub struggles to reach her, and it leaves long trails in the snow where its claws have dug in to stop it slipping too far below. But with true perseverance, the youngster finally reaches the peak. While undeniably adorable, biologists have shed new...
  • Coin thief pleads guilty to manslaughter in disappearance of wife at sea

    11/07/2018 1:28:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Bennett has already served the seven-month sentence he received in February after stealing $38,480 in gold and silver coins while working as a crewman on a boat near St. Maarten in 2016. His boating experience — he was certified as a Coastal Skipper by the Royal Yachting Association in the UK — drew investigator suspicions once Bennett began telling his tale after his rescue by the Coast Guard. As his admission of facts states, Bennett was a “proficient swimmer” while his wife “was a weak swimmer” and “lacked sailing instruction.” Yet, despite the catamaran’s life preservers or harnesses, “Neither Mr....
  • Residents continue to find flaws with Upper Tampa Bay Trail reroute

    10/31/2018 11:35:38 PM PDT · by 4Runner · 2 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Jennifer Lima
    Residents also raised concerns about the added traffic a new 300-apartment complex would bring, as well as increased stormwater, but there were no answers for those concerns. Commissioner Ken Hagan, previously said the county risked giving up its leverage with the developer if it ruled out any rerouting of the trail. He added the developer could be asked to pay for additional shade and respite stations, where trail users can get water and rest. There could also be requests to buffer the trail from the development and for the developer to contribute toward transportation improvements.
  • 25 photos that perfectly capture the Halloween blizzard of 1991 (MN)

    10/31/2018 5:17:50 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 56 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 10/31/18 | Deb Pastner
    Whether you lived through it or have only heard the stories, the Halloween blizzard of 1991 was truly something to remember.
  • Adventures Exploring the Cemeteries of Indiana

    10/30/2018 6:47:22 PM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    metallicman ^ | 31OCT18 | editorial staff
    When I lived in Indiana, one of the things that I did was to visit every park in the state. I went and bought a book showing all 25 state parks. Then, my wife and I went and visited every one of them. When we were finished, we then went to the local library. We looked at a large map of the county and then visited every cemetery in the county. It was an “eye opener” and very informative. Let’s talk about this experience Many of the cemeteries were in isolated areas. We would get to ride on little used...
  • After Montana grizzly mauling, Idaho man attacked online

    10/28/2018 2:12:58 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 77 replies
    indepent record ^ | 10/26/18 | ELI FRANKOVICH Spokesman-Review
    After the mother grizzly bear finished mauling him, after he rubbed the bear spray from his eyes and hiked a half-mile cradling a broken arm, Bob Legasa found himself under attack from a meaner, more unpredictable and entirely more vicious animal: online commenters. “I have never been so threatened in my life,” said Legasa, a Hayden, Idaho, resident. “There are literally hundreds of threats wishing that I would die. Wishing that I would die a slow, painful death. It came, from all people, the peaceful grass-eating vegan community.” Legasa was attacked by a mother grizzly bear Oct. 13 while bowhunting...