Alexandria's Applied Imagination, which creates the wonderful seasonal train
displays at the Krohn Convservatory, New York's Botanical Gardens and other
places around the country, will be featured in a half-hour episode of
"Kentucky Muse" on KET later this month. The "Tracks of Imagination" episode
shows the Applied Imagination staffers in their workshop designing and
building historically accurate ...
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Michigan 'Right To Work:' GOP Lawmakers Against Controversial Bill Speak Out (Huffington post)
WASHINGTON -- Michigan is set to become the 24th state with a so-called right
to work law, with Gov. Rick Snyder (R) poised to sign the controversial bill
on Tuesday. The bill has been fast-tracked by the Republican-controlled state
legislature, with the aim of getting it enacted by the end of the year.
Every Democrat in the Michigan House and Senate voted against the bill on
Thursday. Four Republican state senators and six Republican state
representatives broke with their party and sided with Democrats, citing the
way their party expedited the legislation and the effect it would have on
labor relations in the state.
"My district has a lot of support for unions," explained state Rep. Ed McBroom
(R-Vulcan), a Tea Party member and one of the "no" votes. "I had employers
even calling me saying they're satisfied with the relationships they have with
unions in our area, and they said they didn't want this either. I think that
there's room for some very serious reforms with union policy in our state, but
I don't think it was necessary to go to this length."
Whatever your particular interest, there's probably some kind of Christmas
lawn decoration to match it. That's not always a good thing.
The inflatable lawn decoration already has an air of tackiness to it, but add
a hot tub, surf board or race car to the tableau and it goes to a whole other
level. Check out the worst collection of inflatable Christmas decorations we
could find, and if you already own one, just know you're _that_ neighbor.
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Kill Van Kull Oil Spill: Barge Leaks Fuel Near Mariner's Harbor, NY (Huffington post)
(Updates with details throughout)
NEW YORK, Dec 15 (Reuters) - A barge with a leaking cargo tank spilled fuel
oil into a New York City waterway on Saturday, officials said.
The barge was carrying 112,000 gallons of No. 6 fuel oil, but it was unclear
how much oil spilled into the water, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement.
The spill came from a Boston Marine Transport Inc barge due to a leak from its
cargo tank, it said.
The leak occurred at Mays Ship Repair near Mariner's Harbor in the city's
Staten Island borough, the Coast Guard said. It was first reported shortly
after 11 p.m. local time (0400 GMT) on Friday, the Coast Guard said.
Boston Marine Transport said fuel was being transferred from one barge to
another when oil could be seen seeping into the water between them, the Coast
Guard said. The first barge had the leak, it said.
Boston Marine Transport workers put a containment boom around the two barges,
the Coast Guard said.
The Coast Guard said the fuel was leaking into Kill Van Kull, a waterway
between Staten Island and New Jersey that connects to New York Bay ...
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Game Of Thrones Beer Slated For Production By Brewery Ommegang (Huffington post)
What's more enjoyable than watching a titillating political drama set in the
middle ages? Drinking the appropriately themed beer at the same time.
At least that seems to be the thought process of the marketing brains at HBO,
who have decided to produce a line of beers inspired by the hit series "Game
of Thrones." Rumors indicate the beers will be brewed via a partnership with
New York's Brewery Ommegang.
According to The New York Times, the first beer, dubbed "Iron Throne Blonde
Ale," will appear sometime in late March. The show's Season 3 premiere will
air around the same time.
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Oklahoma Storm 2012: Winter Weather Hits U.S. Plains From Texas To Alabama (Huffington post)
WASHINGTON, Dec 25 (Reuters) - A major winter storm brought a rare white
Christmas to the southern U.S. plains on Tuesday, contributing to a 21-vehicle
pile-up that shut down a major highway in Oklahoma.
The storm system surging east from Kansas and the Texas Panhandle includes the
threat of tornados and severe thunderstorms along its southern fringe, from
southeast Texas to Alabama, the National Weather Service said.
The storm is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20
cm) of snow as it strengthens and moves northeast into the upper Ohio River
valley through southern Missouri and Illinois, it said.
Freezing drizzle overnight led to 10 separate collisions on Interstate 40 at
Oklahoma City just before 3 a.m., said Trooper Betsy Randolph, a spokeswoman
for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
The 21-vehicle pile-up included three tractor-trailers and shut down the
westbound lanes for about five hours, she said. Twelve people were taken to
hospitals, and troopers are checking on the severity of their injuries.
In a rare taste of Christmas snow, Oklahoma City is forecast to get 3 to 6
inches (7.5 to 15 cm) of the white stuff on Tuesday. The ...