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Picdump – December 19, 2014

A luminescent lake (Plitvice National Park, Croatia) Clear Day on the West Highland Way – Scotland Digital Elevation Model of the Contiguous United States Ferrari Testa Rossa The European Space Agency reports that this image, captured by the Planck spacecraft, is among the first to reveal the shape of the Milky Way’s magnetic field.   […]

Flat Day at Lake Arrowhead State Park

Eastern Phoebe, Photo by Andy Reago andChrissy McClarrenWikimedia Commons Our monthly bird walk at Lake Arrowhead State Park on December 13 wasn't one of our better months in terms of the birds seen, but hey, a bad morning birding is...Show More Summary

Buyer of $200M bldg.: Right name, wrong Fung

Would the real William Fung please stand up? Reports earlier this week stated that a Hong Kong billionaire by that name had purchased 386 Park Ave. South, a 20-story building on the corner of East... To view the full story, click the title link.

Noah's Ark park loses state tax breaks (but Christmas is safe)

Maybe it's just me, but I haven't heard much this year about the so-called war on Christmas. In case you've missed the battle because you're too busy every December, here's a quick refresher. This is the assertion that there's a consolidated,...Show More Summary

Home Buyer Class in Lake Forest Park

I will be teaching a home buyer class in Seattle with Jim Repppond of Coldwell Banker Danforth on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Lake Forest Park Library. The class is sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Students who attend are eligible for programs like Home Advantage or House Key Opportunity (the Washington […]

2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Everglades National Park Three Coin Set

The 2014 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set – Everglades National Park features one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Philadelphia, one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Denver and one proof quarter from the United States Mint at San Francisco. This set – featuring coins held in […]

Cop attacked by shoplifter in Washington state

3 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Adam and Jerry Herdt allegedly went into a Washington state Target store Friday to steal high-end electronics. When confronted by an officer in the parking lot, one of them would not surrender.

Jersey City, NJ: 10 Reasons NYC Food and Culture Hounds Should Cross the Hudson Now

Home to Liberty State Park, the iconic Colgate Clock and some of the most anticipated art and culinary projects in the tri-State area, today's Jersey City has shed its industrial identity and now oozes collaborative vibrancy. New Yorkers...Show More Summary

Shoplifter caught with TVs drags Washington state cop

A shoplifter dragged a police officer through the parking lot of a Washington state Target with his car trying to get away with TVs.

New York Man Walks Away Unscathed After Falling Off Sixty-Foot Cliff

Contrasting with Florida Man's terrible luck, a New York man is incredibly fortunate this afternoon after falling sixty feet into a gorge in Letchworth State Park on Sunday evening. When crew rescued him a few hours later, they discovered that he didn't have a scratch on him. Read more...

Should We Be Mining Our State Parks? Red Rock Canyon State Park: Comments Requested by Dec. 18

Red Rock Canyon State Park is one of the gems of the California State Park system. It has the kind of scenery that makes drivers on Highway 14 out of Mojave hit the brakes out of disbelief. The cliffs rise out of the desert due to some serious slippage along the Garlock Fault. Show More Summary

Moose Boats Delivers 2 Patrol Boats

Aluminum boat manufacturer Moose Boats announced the delivery of two patrol boats. The builder delivered a M2-38’ Patrol Catamaran to the United States Park Police in Fort Tilden,

‘Doctor Who’ Among Big Rides Rumored For New Theme Park

Rides based on popular BBC series such as Doctor Who and Top Gear are being rumored to be coming to the Paramount London theme park in the very near future. A new report by the BBC states that Doctor Who is just one of a number of different shows that Paramount London is looking to ‘Doctor Who’ Among Big Rides Rumored For New Theme Park is an article from: The Inquisitr News

More state money for QueensWay project

Plans to transform an abandoned Queens rail line into a High Line-type park known as the QueensWay got a boost from the state.

Best Buy Made a ‘Serial’ Joke on Twitter

Listeners to "Serial" know that a Maryland Best Buy is a key site in the 1999 death of Hae Min Lee. The state alleges that Adnan Syed killed Lee in the parking lot there, and host Sarah Koenig spends a lot of time investigating whether that particular store had a... More »

Kentucky Says Noah's Ark Theme Park Won't Get Tax Breaks

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Kentucky says the Christian group behind the project wouldn't commit not to discriminate in its hiring on the basis of religion. The group says it will challenge the state's decision.

Could Noah Fund his Ark Today?

We've been reporting for years on the Creationist theme park which the State of Kentucky was planning to fund through tax breaks. But now it seems like the funding deal is falling through because the theme park operators' demand to be able to discriminate in who got to work on Noah's ark.

Hearst Castle, many California state parks shut because of rainstorms

Hearst Castle, Angel Island State Park in San Francisco Bay and more than a dozen other state parks have closed Thursday because of a powerful storm hitting California.

Private land in Wyoming's national park is now open to hunters

JACKSON, Wyoming — Wildlife on private land within Grand Teton National Park is now under jurisdiction of the state of Wyoming and can be hunted, the National Park Service decided. For decades, wildlife on the approximately 950 acres...Show More Summary

Kentucky withdraws tax breaks for Noah's Ark theme park

Ark Encounter, a planned theme park in Kentucky based on Noah's Ark, will not get the benefit of state tax breaks. Kentucky tourism officials have rescinded the offer of tax incentives, which were initially offered to the nonprofit subsidiary...Show More Summary

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