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Remembering Sculptor Carl Milles (1875-1955); 75th Anniversary of Aloe Plaza Next May

Aloe Plaza, across Market from Union Station, was many  years in the making. President of the Board of Aldermen (1916-1923) Louis P. Aloe had championed a 1923 bond issue that included razing buildings across from Union Station to create a more attractive way to welcome visitors arriving by train.  Aloe died...

Greensboro Speeding Ticket Earns Woman 1 AM CMPD Wake-Up Call

Charlotte's main stream media looking anyway possible to shame CMPD Officers. Take WSOC's report on the arrest of Mazoe Anderson. Anderson had an outstanding warrant out of Guildford court for failure to appear on a traffic ticket. For...Show More Summary

Ryder Cup: what makes golf’s fiercest rivalry so special?

Credits: Stuart Franklin/Getty Alt Text: Ryder cup The history, the drama and the grudges that make the Europe vs USA golfing showdown unmissable Briefing Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:41pm Golf's Ryder Cup tees off at Gleneagles next week. Show More Summary

Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014 Opens

37 minutes agoEngland / London : Londonist

Another stellar stunner from the Royal Observatory.

Meet the Glaxo Executives Convicted in China

A Chinese court on Friday sentenced five executives of U.K. drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline to between two to four years in prison for their role in bribing medical personnel and officials to boost drug sales there.

The NY Times Focuses on Georgia’s Changing Political Landscape

This morning’s New York Times brings us a front page enterprise story by Cheryl Gay Stolberg on the changing face of politics in Georgia. Titled “In Georgia, Politics Moves Beyond Just Black and White,” the article is an examinationShow More Summary

15 Guangxi students hospitalized after eating 'nutritious' school meals

51 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Fifteen students from two primary schools in Teng county of Guangxi were sent to the hospital after eating meals served there yesterday morning. No deaths were reported, but an investigation is underway, Tencent News reports. [ more...

Protesting Too Much: The Communist Party’s Anxiety Over Internal Dissent

Voices of dissent inside China's Communist Party over the Xi Jinping's long-running anti-graft campaign appear to have gained enough currency to make some in the leadership nervous.

Urban Planner: September 19, 2014

54 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: folk music on Bloor West, absurdist modern dance, and paintings of Alex Colville. Music: The third annual Bloor Ossington Folk Festival kicks off on the Friday night with acts such as The Woodshed OrchestraShow More Summary

Popsicle MIght Sue Cedar Posts

Over the summer Mrs. Cedar's niece discovered that making frozen ice cubes with sticks in paper Dixie cups, is an easy way to make summertime treats. You might recall the blog post featuring a photo of said niece from Maine and her frozen treats which she excitedly called "Popsicles". Show More Summary

Free-For-All Friday 9/19/14

Feel free to use this post to make comments and ask questions about local topics not discussed here over the past week. Comments close on Monday.

‘English Messi’ Dele Alli snubs Arsenal and Chelsea

Credits: Pete Norton/Getty Alt Text: MK Dons player Dele Alli Teenage sensation rejects overtures from Premier League giants to stay with MK Dons Transfer Talk Gavin Mortimer Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:17am The young man known as...Show More Summary

Interview: Alt-rock troop Scandinavia, playing tonight at YYT

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Ahead of their performance tonight at Yuyintang in Shanghai and their show tomorrow at Temple in Beijing, the singer of the British alt-rock band Scandinavia tells us about their hilariously brazen history— from the sitcoms and cheesy 80’s flicks that inspire them, to the immaculately dressed Shenzhen businessman who joined them onstage. [ more › ]

Reedins for Yer Murnning Constitutionals This Be, Friday, September the 19, The Year of ‘Er Loard, Twenty and Ferteens

This day be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, you scurvy dogs. Avast ye swabs! So have a gander on these thar tidbits, iffin that be if yer can read a’tall or be off with yer! Arrgh! This Spot: – Tha Head Landlubber scuttled Atlanta traffic, again. Show More Summary

Hints of Détente Between Dalai Lama and Beijing

Some of the frost appears to be melting off the frigid relationship between Beijing and the Dalai Lama.

Land of hope and Tories

STANDING before 10 Dowing Street earlier this morning, David Cameron took the initiative. The prime minister has not had an excellent Scottish referendum, despite the solid No victory. As the polls closed last night it looked like he would face an angry reaction from his party over his panicked last-minute offer of further powers for Edinburgh. Show More Summary

Obama, others launch effort to reduce college sexual violence

President Obama and other federal officials are scheduled to launch a campaign Friday aimed at encouraging more college students, especially men, to prevent sexual violence.

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