Archive for June, 2013

Somewhere in the Midwest; June 30, 2013

June 30, 2013

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Today’s High 78 Low  57 Chance Shower or Two

Saturday’s game at Cove PPD rain

Kerry pushing Israel, Palestinians to resume talks

Report: U.S. taps 500M German phone, Internet links in month

Atheists’ monument near Ten Commandments

Egypt: Protesters gather to demand Morsi’s ouster

Obama to announce new power initiative for Africa

Court wins expected to bolster gay pride events

Gay marriage opponents ask court to intervene

Move over Messi, here come the robots

Mired in recession, ex-Yugoslav Croatia joins troubled EU

Obama visits Mandela’s former jail before Africa speech

The tiny island where men have their own language

McDonald’s refuses to operate in Jewish settlement

Authorities: Boy fatally beaten with bowling ball

The Army really doesn’t want soldiers reading about the NSA leaks

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Somewhere in the Midwest; June 29, 2013

June 29, 2013
Work continues on the new U.S. 31 South bypass.

Work continues on the new U.S. 31 South bypass.

Today’s Profound Thoughts and Items of Interest

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Today’s High 73 Low  60 Showers/Scattered T-Storms

Long Ball Looms Large in Hawks 4-2 Loss to Hot Rods

Obamas to meet Mandela family, not visit hospital

Mandela: A hard act to follow for South Africans

General Lee blindsided at pivotal Gettysburg battle

American student killed in Egypt violence taught English

Egypt on edge ahead of more protests

First week of testimony in Trayvon case wraps up

Susan Rice: Snowden leaks haven’t weakened Obama

Phoenix, Las Vegas bake in scorching heat

AP PHOTOS: Images of the western US heat wave

Sears, Penney sever ties with Paula Deen

Man who became paralyzed after saving drowning girl dies at 43

Religious groups vow further legal fight after contraceptive rule released

Rebels kill policeman, injure 14 others in Chechnya

Syrian army launches offensive in Homs city

McCain slams Putin on Snowden: Russia’s actions ‘reminiscent’ of Cold War

Beads do the darndest things (VIDEO)

Metal object crashes through Seattle home

Dogs in ‘doggles’: Visions of Snoopy

Beauty pageant ends in brawl

NASA probe finds new zone at doorstep to interstellar space

NASA telescope to probe long-standing solar mystery

Former MLB pitcher dies at 35

Jets Super Bowl hero dies

Saturn Awards honor year’s best in genre entertainment

Somewhere in the Midwest; June 28, 2013

June 28, 2013

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Today’s Profound Thoughts and Items of Interest

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Today’s High 79 Low  58 Some Sunshine/T-Storm or Two

Hawks Home Runs, Watts’ Pitching Cools Hot Rods

Cavs take Bennett with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

NBA draft

Vatican official arrested in corruption plot

Rescuers believe American schooner carrying 7 sank

Armstrong: ‘Winning without doping impossible’

Immigration focus on House after Senate OKs bill

Obama recasts chase for Snowden as unexceptional

Feds: Internet influenced Boston bombing suspect

Reports: Retired general target of leaks probe

AP PHOTOS: Images of the western US heat wave

Beneath NYC’s ground zero, a museum takes shape

Egypt’s security clampdown disrupts Gaza smuggling

Alec Baldwin Twitter account deleted after post-Gandolfini funeral rant

Chat with the crew of the solar plane as it completes its journey across America

Congresswoman who shamed IRS contractor: ‘Yesterday, I stood up for our Veterans

DOMA plaintiff backs Quinn for NYC mayor

Future of Calif. horse racing at risk as Hollywood Park nears finish line

Analysis: Syria peace conference: Don’t hold your breath

Egypt clerics warn of ‘civil war’, urge calm

Kurdish party to press Turkish government with protest marches

China calls Xinjiang unrest a ‘terrorist attack’, ups death toll to 35

Croatian fishermen fear EU entry may sink their trade

Presenting: The Homer

Extremely rare jaguar spotted near Arizona mountains

These English words are blamed for ruining TV in Japan

Nobody Likes Paula Deen

Divorced Dad’s Poor Hygiene Causes A Stink For His Ex-Wife

Singer Melissa Etheridge to wed after gay marriage ruling

Somewhere in the Midwest; June 27, 2013

June 27, 2013

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Today’s High 82 Low  64 Mostly Cloudy/Isolated T-Storms

Hot Rods Peel Out with 11-Run First to Beat Hawks 12-2

South Africans sing, pray for Mandela

Hong Kong: Why we didn’t arrest Snowden

U.S. boss held hostage now free

Vows wait, but gay pairs cheer Supreme Court moves

Senate on verge of historic immigration vote

Texts, video cited in charges against Hernandez

New rules aim to rid schools of junk foods

Perry, Texas GOP revive abortion limits fight

Obama sees a hopeful democratic example in Senegal

Family: Texas’ 500th execution simply justice

Jackson’s teenage son describes upbringing, death

Military announces same-sex spousal benefits after Supreme Court decision

Edith Windsor, the woman who took on DOMA

Gay rights groups: ‘Proceed with caution’ before marrying

National Institutes of Health plans to reduce use of chimps in research

Kerry resumes Israeli-Palestinian peace bid

Confrontation over the South China Sea ‘doomed’, China tells claimants

South Korea’s Park, China’s Xi agree on denuclearizing North Korea: Blue …

U.N. chemical weapons team in Turkey to investigate Syria claims

Computer from ‘WarGames’ going up for sale

Own a tablet? You probably think you know more than your friends

Giraffe chases Jeep during South African safari

Teacher fired just because she was a stripper gets $45,000 settlement

Fed Up Teachers Refuse to Teach Summer School in Texas

Barnes & Noble Ditching Tablets, Closing Stores

Somewhere in the Midwest; June 26, 2013

June 26, 2013
This tree missed the newly rehabbed house on Portage Street in South Bend. It did do some damage to the patio.

This tree missed the newly rehabbed house on Portage Street in South Bend. It did do some damage to the patio.

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Today’s High 81 Low  65 T-Storms/Some Severe

Loons pound Silver Hawks 10-1

Filibuster and protest stop Tx. abortion bill

Snowden at Moscow airport, no Aeroflot flight booked for days

100,000 killed since start of Syria conflict

High court gay marriage decisions due Wednesday

Aussie PM Gillard loses leadership ballot to Rudd

States promise quick action on election laws

Pope names commission of inquiry into Vatican bank

Texas woman set to be 500th execution in state

Mursi to make his move as Egypt protests loom

U.S. employer held captive in China factory keeps his hopes up

Russia, U.S. fail to set up Syria peace talks

Chinese astronauts land safely after “perfect” space mission

Scientists find neighbor star with three planets in life-friendly orbits

Square roots? Scientists say plants are good at math

Tatum posts his baby’s photo to stop paparazzi

Paula Deen’s Sons Defend Their Mom Over N-Word Controversy

Somewhere in the Midwest; June 25, 2013

June 25, 2013
A car on South Bend’s east side lies buried under a tree after Tuesday morning’s storm.

A car on South Bend’s east side lies buried under a tree after Tuesday morning’s storm.

More storm damage photos

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Today’s High 91 Low  69 Scattered T-Storms

NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Blackhawks 3, Bruins 2; Blackhawks win Cup 4-2

Loons Fall to Silver Hawks, 2-1

Court strikes part of Voting Rights Act

Russia’s Putin rules out Snowden expulsion, hits back at US

McCain says Putin’s sheltering of Snowden ‘reminiscent’ of Cold War

Senators push to suspend trade benefits for Bangladesh

US consumer confidence at five-year high in June

Grim milestone: Texas set to execute 500th inmate

Prosecutors want to admit calls in Zimmerman trial

Profanity, theatrics and a joke on Day 1 of George Zimmerman’s murder trial

Senate passage of immigration bill on track

94 in Alaska? Weather extremes tied to jet stream

Taliban militants storm Afghan government compound

Qatar ruler hands power to son to mark ‘new era’

Army win in Lebanon’s Sidon has set sectarian ‘trap’: Sunnis say

Syrian army hits rebels, Riyadh accuses Assad of genocide

Libya gets new assembly leader, former head resigned

Albanians hand Socialists a landslide, wait on PM to concede

Teen celebrates ‘first’ birthday

Mississippi, no longer the worst state to be a kid

Lawn chair balloonist’s flight goes awry

Rusty the red panda goes missing from National Zoo (Update: Rusty found!)

Somewhere in the Midwest; June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013

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Today’s Profound Thoughts and Items of Interest

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Today’s High 87 Low  71 Variable Clouds W/ T-Storms

NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Blackhawks lead Bruins 3-2; resumes tonight

Loons outslug Silver Hawks 10-7

Russia defiant over NSA leaker

Syrian rebels renew fight for Aleppo

Murder trial begins in earnest in Florida’s Trayvon Martin case

Flight to Cuba for which Snowden booked departs

By taking in Snowden, Ecuador would defy US again

South Africa: Mandela still in critical condition

Lebanon clashes rage overnight; 12 soldiers dead

US factory boss held hostage by workers in Beijing

Wallenda walks tightrope high over Ariz. gorge

Conditions for Taliban talks not met yet: Kerry

EU ministers clash over reviving Turkish talks after protests

Square roots? Scientists say plants are good at math

With Russian help, Europe prepares to search for life on Mars

New shuttle Atlantis exhibit gives close-up look at space flight

Europe tests reusable spaceship

Somewhere in the Midwest; June 23, 2013

June 23, 2013

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Today’s Profound Thoughts and Items of Interest

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Today’s High 88 Low  71 Cloudy/Chance T-Storms

NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Blackhawks3, Bruins 1; Blackhawks lead Bruins 3-2

Silver Hawks pound TinCaps 9-1

Hong Kong lets Snowden leave to Moscow, with Cuba among possible destinations

Afghans rush to learn risky art of defusing bombs

Militants kill 9 foreign tourists, 1 Pakistani

Stuntwoman, pilot killed in Ohio air show crash

Candidate shot at Albania election polling place

Egypt court: Brotherhood members planned jailbreak

AP PHOTOS: Supermoon looms bright in night sky

Brazil protesters vent rage at govt corruption

Crews work to save Colo. town as wildfire grows

Final push to save JFK’s endangered ‘flying saucer’ Pan Am terminal

Taliban says Doha office flag, banner raised with ‘agreement of Qatar’

Controversial Egypt Islamist quits as Luxor governor

Western, Arab states to step up Syrian rebel support

Chicago hotels record near-record occupancy

Region’s woes take center stage as refugee becomes ‘Arab Idol’

Mom smacks daughter in Ohio slave labor case video

Paula Deen is Scrambling, Y’all

O’Dowd almost swallows fly

Spiders freak out reporter

Faith calls for wife spanking

Somewhere in the Midwest; June 22, 2013

June 22, 2013

aaCrawford ParkCrawford (above) and Merrifield Parks in Mishawaka will bustle with activity today during Summerfest 2013

Today’s Profound Thoughts and Items of Interest

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Today’s High 89 Low  71 Variable Clouds W/T-Storms

NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Blackhawks-Bruins tied 2-2; Resumes today

Silver Hawks lose to TinCaps in 11

Hong Kong silent so far on possible Snowden extradition

Snowden charged with espionage, theft in NSA case

Arrest warrant readied for NFL’s Hernandez: report

Facebook admits data breach exposed 6 million users

Southwest cancels 57 flights after computer glitch

Taliban spokesman: Removal of sign threatens talks

FAA moving toward easing electronic device use

3 die in floods, 75,000 forced from Calgary homes

Beagle-boxer-basset wins World’s Ugliest Dog

Brazil’s president pledges to hold dialogue with protesters

Final push to save JFK’s endangered ‘flying saucer’ Pan Am terminal

India monsoon floods kill at least 560; thousands missing

Mandela remains in ‘serious but stable’ condition: government

Western and Arab allies try to coordinate rebel aid

Egypt Islamists warn opponents with huge pro-Mursi rally

Does this photo of Alaska show a troublesome trend?

Feed me, Seymour: ‘Sheep-eating’ plant blooms in the U.K.

Snake! Woman says she found one in bag of potatoes from Wal-Mart

Toddler falls from a five-story building, caught by five men

Somewhere in the Midwest; June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013

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Today’s Profound Thoughts and Items of Interest

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Today’s High 88 Low  71 Morning Sunshine/Afternoon T-Storms

NBA Finals: Heat 95, Spurs 88;  Heat win title 4-3

NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Blackhawks-Bruins tied 2-2; Resumes Saturday

Silver Hawks open second half with 2-1 win

Senate immigration bill boosted by border deal

Flooding may force 100,000 from west Canada homes

Brazil leaders to meet as protests, violence grow

One million march across Brazil in biggest protests yet

Is the drop in financial markets an overreaction?

Obama to meet with privacy, civil liberties board

Federal nullification efforts mounting in states

Kerry trip starts with tough Syrian, Afghan issues

Stonehenge gathering marks summer solstice

Man martyred as ‘Italian Schindler’ now accused of being Nazi collaborator

Military widow shocked to find stranger’s name on husband’s headstone

Military vets and others speak out about talks with Taliban

Greek coalition in disarray as small party meets over threat to quit

Turkish PM on campaign trail, asserts authority after protests

‘Star Trek’ creator, “Scotty” bound for space

Kim and Kanye’s  baby name is North West

Tiger photobombs couple’s wedding photo

Mother and daughter reunited after 40 years

Mom Who Abandoned Daughter Now Won’t Leave Her Alone