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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
- Meet the Botanists Who Climb the World's Tallest Trees
Monday, April 22, 2019
- Gorillas pose for selfie with DR Congo anti-poaching unit - BBC News
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
- Politico: Trump criticizes George Washington for not better naming Mt. Vernon - CNNPoliticsFrom the article:On the tour, Trump reportedly learned about the first US president's real estate empire. But three sources briefed on the exchange told Politico that Trump didn't seem too impressed.
"If he was smart, he would've put his name on it," Trump said of Mount Vernon. "You've got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you."
Bradburn reminded Trump that Washington had succeeded in getting the nation's capital named after him. Trump reportedly replied that that was a good point and laughed, according to the publication.
Washington's real estate empire made him one of the wealthiest Americans of his time, but Trump asked whether the first US president was "really rich."
When the guide spoke about Washington's wealth and real estate dealings, "that is what Trump was really the most excited about," a person familiar with the tour told Politico.
When shown the bed where Washington died from a throat infection, Trump reportedly felt the bedpost and said, it was "a good bed to die in," three people briefed on the event told Politico.
Monday, April 08, 2019
- Minutes after being released from jail, a Florida man was arrested in the jail's parking lot for breaking into cars - CNNReleased from jail, and was arrested within 15 minutes for stealing from cars in the jail parking lot. I can't believe how much he was able to steel in 15 minutes from cars in the parking lot, apparently with their doors unlocked.From the article:https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/05/us/florida-man-car-theft/The arresting officer said in the affidavit that when Lewis was approached, questioned and finally arrested he gave the officer a brown paper bag with items from a vehicle. The items included an iPhone 7, four packs of cigarettes, a lighter, one Visa bank debit card, a Florida driver's license and $547 in cash.
- Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting: PSG striker with the worst miss ever? - CNN
Friday, April 05, 2019
- New Mirror-Like Pools Discovered Deep in the Pacific OceanAmazing. And at about 4 minutes into the video they pick up a Micky Mouse balloon. Disney is everywhere.
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
- Woman Carried Away on Stretcher Minutes Into Launch of E-Scooter Pilot Program
Monday, April 01, 2019
- Fwd: Take action for safer streets and trails in Illinois---------- Forwarded message ---------
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Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 4:32 PM
Subject: Take action for safer streets and trails in Illinois
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A bill that could boost funding for Illinois communities looking to be more bike- and walk-friendly passed out of committee in Springfield.
Now we need your help to make sure it passes the Illinois General Assembly and is sent to the governor's desk.
Senate Bill 2016 establishes a Complete Streets and Trails Local Grant Program in Illinois. Local governments could apply for grants to build and extend trails or make street improvements for vulnerable users on foot and on bikes.
Eligible projects would include pedestrian refuge islands, crosswalk countdown timers, pedestrian crossing signs, upgraded trail crossings and bike lanes that create orderly street space for all.
The bill prioritizes funds for high-need communities by
- Eliminating the local match requirement for low-income communities.
- Setting aside at least 25 percent of funds for high-need communities based upon median income and tax base.
Walking and biking projects are in high-demand in Illinois, with applications for existing Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) funds exceeding available dollars by a factor of 7.
These improvements are relatively inexpensive and provide safety benefits for all users. For example, pedestrian refuge islands range from $10,000 to $30,000 and have proved to reduce crashes by more than 50 percent on multilane roadways.
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