Plymouth Fire Department(PLYMOUTH, Mass.) — Another landmark in the town of Plymouth, Massachusetts, was vandalized, making it the eighth site in less than a week to be tampered with, officials said.This time it was the 9/11 memorial, which was found “desecrated by vandals” on Sunday, according to the town’s fire department.The memorial — a 6-feet-tall granite pillar with the names of those killed in the attacks engraved on it and statutes of a firefighter and police officer standing beside it — was erected in 2004.Photos showed the police officer statue at the memorial was knocked over, with his head separated from his body. The statue of the firefighter at the memorial did not appear to be touched.“They can knock us down, but we will always get back up even stronger,” the fire department tweeted, noting that more than 25 firefighters came out to help restore the memorial.Town manager Melissa Arrighi wrote on Twitter that all signs of vandalism had been erased as of Monday.Less than a week before it was vandalized, seven other iconic sites in Plymouth, including Plymouth Rock, were defaced.The rock, Pilgrim Maiden Statue and the National Monument to the Forefathers were all tagged with red paint, officials said. That vandalism has also been removed.Plymouth police told ABC News at the time they were looking into the incident, but had not yet made any arrests.ABC News has reached out to Plymouth police for more details, and whether or not police believe the instances are connected. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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IS IT TRUE a group of retired and active Police Officers met with the City’s Personnel Director George Fithian last night? …the gathering quickly turned extremely heated when Mr. Fithian informed them that money earmarked for the retirees Healthcare fund is being deposited into the City’s General fund instead of being deposited into separate fund for City retirees? …when Mr. Fithian told them about this issue about half of the attendees walked out of the meeting in a rage? …we can say this is a developing story?IS IT TRUE we hear that Mayor Winnecke really get upset when we talk about the EARTHCARE deal gone bad? …the City could really use the $200,000 plus he wasted on this so called business deal of the decade?IS IT TRUE that the politicians in Washington has mandated a new law that will terminates all Employees Healthcare Plans in existences before March 10, 2010? …when this happens it will drive future Healthcare cost through the roof? … the Mayor should start putting money aside to off sit the large budget deficit facing the 2018 City Employee Healthcare program?IS IT TRUE we wonder what the status of the funding requests for the new Penguin exhibit, Mesker Park Amphitheater renovations and the new Carousel project at the Zoo? …you now know why people are saying that the Mayor and Council members are selecting “Zoo over City Employees”?IS IT TRUE we urge you to vote in todays “CCO READERS POLL” because you will find the question very interesting?IS IT TRUE we wonder why EVSC School Board member and EPD officer Jeff Worthington is no longer the police liaison officer at Mater Dei High School?IS IT TRUE don’t be surprised if a couple of our City Council members don’t come down with an unexpected virus and won’t be able to attend Monday’s Council meeting? …all we can say is that they may run but can’t hide from the EFD or the EPD?IS IT TRUE if City Council have so much love for members of the Police and Fire Departments they should step up and forfeit their own health care coverage to help with the budget shortfall? …it’s time for Council step up and lead by example,?IS IT TRUE Mayor Winnecke and his Council leadership are telling people that they have the votes to reduce our Homestead Tax Credits by 2%? …we hope you realize that when they do that everyone living in Vanderburgh County property taxes shall go up additional 2%? …could this be called “taxation without representation”?IS IT TRUE it seems like Mayor Winnecke and his Council leadership approach to help balance the 2017 City budget is to reduce our Homestead Credit by 2% and increase our County COTI income taxes to the max?IS IT TRUE we hearing that the Mayor is weighing his options concerning making any adjustment on the City Employees Health care agreement? …all we can say is “let the political games” because members of EPD and FOP are watching?IS IT TRUE when Mayor Winnecke found out that Councilman Dan McGinn is requesting that our 2017 Home Tax Credit to be reduced by 2% he immediately increased the General Fund request expenditures by $500,000 in the 2017 City budget? …were also told that none of this new found money will go to City Employee Healthcare fund?IS IT TRUE that all politics is local? …that politics start in the city, goes to the County, moves on to the State and ends up on the National level? …we wonder why their isn’t more attention given to the political decisions that are made locally?IS IT TRUE every time City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr speaks about the excellent financial condition of Evansville we have flashbacks? …wasn’t this guy the past Mayor of Evansville who spent our surplus “Rainey Day” funds down to almost nothing before he was voted out of office by a large margin? …is this the same guy that spent almost $2 million dollars of taxpayers money to develop a new Downtown baseball stadium but pulled the plug on the project at the last minute? …could this be why we don’t consider City Controller Lloyd a conservative watchdog for the taxpayers of Evansville because of his poor track record of handling our tax dollars?IS IT TRUE that Ms Hargis asked some good questions addressed to Personnel Director George Fithian but failed to ask the more important question? …she should asked “what are the unpaid bills in the Hospitalization Funds as of June 30, 2016 compared to 2015 which would affect the 2017 budget”?IS IT TRUE that the unpaid bills in the General Fund at the beginning of 2016 was $6.1 million and two years earlier that amount was only $2.3 million? … we wonder why the only CPA on City Council has not noticed this trend but more importantly why hasn’t she spoke out about this trend on the open floor of the Council?FOOT NOTES: Todays READERS POLL question is: WHO DO YOU FEEL IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE MEMBER OF EVANSVILLE CITY COUNCIL?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. 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Earlier this month, Primus bassist Les Claypool and Sean Lennon, son of late Beatle John Lennon brought their new collaboration, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, to Bonnaroo. The psychedelic quartet, which also features keyboardist Mark Ramos Nishita (Beastie Boys) and drummer Paul Baldi (Fungi Band) rocked the festival’s That Tent with a set that included material from their debut album, Monolith of Phobos, as well as some entertaining covers of the Beatles, Primus, and Pink Floyd.Watch the full set below, courtesy of YouTube user Adam Egert. You can see the full setlist below.The Claypool Lennon Delirium will resume their tour on July 21 in Seattle, Washington. [H/T – Jambase]
All week long, LOCKN’ has been announcing new additions to their already-exciting lineup. On Monday, Antibalas, Blackberry Smoke, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Hiss Golden Messenger, Moonalice, The Record Company, and Sinkane were added to the bill. Tuesday’s announcement added John Fogerty. Yesterday, LOCKN’ added The Disco Biscuits to the list.Today, Rolling Stone announced that Bob Weir will join Phil Lesh and The Family Band at LOCKN’ Festival to perform the Grateful Dead‘s classic 1977 album Terrapin Station in its entirety. Lesh was already set to return to LOCKN’ for the fifth year in a row, planning performances with both Phil Lesh and Friends and the Terrapin Family Band.“Having Bobby and Phil perform Terrapin Station together is one of those moments that we created Lockn’ for,” festival promotor Peter Shapiro says in the Rolling Stone announcement. “I’m hoping it’s a musical experience that Deadheads will be able to lose themselves into and then live on as a live recording that will create lasting magic for a long time after.”This incredible tribute joins an already stacked lineup featuring Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Avett Brothers, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, Gov’t Mule, Moe., Greensky Bluegrass, John Butler Trio, Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, The Revivalists, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, TAUK, JJ Grey & Mofro, Eric Krasno Band, and more.For tickets and more info, head to the festival’s website.[h/t – Rolling Stone]
Blazing Damani Wilson ’13 wins his heat in the 60-meter dash. Wilson placed second in the final. Off to the races Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer ‘I can do this’ Allie Pace: “I overcome any mental instabilities by repeating a mantra before jumping: ‘I am fast. I am furious. I can do this.’” Fearless Alexandra Pace ’14 clears the bar in the pole vault. She took second place, but posted a new school record in the event, clearing 12 feet, 9.5 inches (3.90 meters). Bend it Jonathan Sparks ’14 leaps over the bar in the high jump event. Sparks cleared 1.99 meters, tying him with the eventual winner, but was awarded second on the basis of more misses. Brothers in arms Michael Slovenski ’15 (left) waits to jump against his brother, David, who took second place for Princeton. Hurdling Jarvis Harris ’15 (left) leads teammate Timothy Moan ’14 on his way to win a preliminary heat of the 60-meter hurdles. Home free John Dingus ’12 leads the pack down the home stretch in the 500-meter run. Dingus was the only athlete on the day to break the 1:05:00 barrier, winning convincingly in 1:04:54. Extending a banner year for Harvard’s athletics, the men’s and women’s track and field teams have been breaking University records left and right. With their season running through May and ending with Olympic tryouts in early June, these runners, long jumpers, and weight throwers show no sign of slowing down.“Harvard Track and Field has had a rich tradition of success, and to see the current team members rewriting the record books has been remarkable,” said Jason Saretsky, director of track and field and cross-country. “The fact that so many different event areas are at all-time-best levels is especially impressive.”German-born pole-vaulter Nico Weiler ’13 set a school record on Feb. 11 at a meet against Yale and Princeton by clearing 17′ 4.5″ (5.30m). “My brother started pole vaulting at 14. I’m three years younger than him, so I was about 11 when I started,” said Weiler. “As a little kid, jumping over things is always fun.”Pole-vaulter Allie Pace ’14 took home second place at the meet, but set a school record, clearing 12′ 9.5″ (3.90m). The Chicago native said she sometimes gets a bit nervous before performing. “It’s a very mental event. The more scared you are, the likelier you are to get hurt,” said Pace. “But I overcome any mental instabilities by repeating a mantra before jumping: ‘I am fast. I am furious. I can do this.’ ”Success was just what Pace needed after facing a difficult freshman year. “I hit a plateau, so over the summer I worked really hard to get into great shape,” she said. Determined to surpass her own personal record, Pace did just that — and the University’s as well. “By 4 inches,” she said, grinning.“I definitely had that sense of ‘finally!’ ” she sighed. “Now the only person I have to beat is myself.”Hurdler Jarvis Harris ’15 broke a University record at the Feb. 3 Battle of Beantown, where he clocked in at 8.11 seconds in the 60-meter hurdle.“It feels really good being able to contribute to the history at Harvard,” said the freshman from Ama, La. “I broke the record pretty early on in the season, so I’ve got to keep progressing.”Harris, who began running track when he was 9, was indifferent about hurdling when his coach pressed him to try it at 13, the age where more-advanced track and field activities can be introduced. “Once I was able to do it, I was like, ‘Let’s go!’ ”He still falls sometimes, he admitted. “My mom hated that — she winced,” he recalled of his high school meets. Because of the team’s whirlwind travel schedule, including an upcoming meet in Houston, a six-hour drive from Ama, his parents may still get to see him in action.Olivia Weeks ’13 found herself taking second place in Harvard’s records for the triple jump at the Battle of Beantown in early February, and Ben Glauser ’15, took second place in the record books for the shot put at Jan. 28’s Night at the Armory. For them, first-place glory is close, very close.For sophomore Adabelle Ekechukwu, who holds the second-place record for weight throwing with a distance of 18.54, beating herself is the real objective. “That’s my goal for each upcoming meet,” said the neurobiology concentrator. “It’s reachable; I just hope I can perform,” she said.The team is on the cusp, they know. “We’ve definitely grown a lot from my freshman year. We’re starting to realize that we’re really good, and realizing our own potential,” said Weiler.“We’re eager this season,” added Harris. “And hopeful. We’re looking for a better season than we’ve ever had before. We’re hungrier.” Flying high At the Feb. 11 meet against Yale and Princeton, Harvard’s Ashtynn Baltimore helped secure a sweep in the long jump event with her leap of 19 feet, 2 inches (5.82 meters). Record breaker Nico Weiler ’13 turned in one of the top performances of the day, capturing the pole vault with a clearance of 17 feet, 4.5 inches (5.30 meters), setting a new University and meet record in the event. Going for it Connor Hinebaugh ’15 leads the pack in this 400-meter heat. He finished 6th overall. Running down a dream Gabrielle Scott ’15 runs a close second to Princeton’s Cecilia Barowski, the eventual winner, in the 400-meter run.
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But even two days earlier, Dell’s Black Friday deals were making news.This holiday season we’re offering our biggest Black Friday and Cyber Monday doorbusters, including laptops and desktops starting at $99.99, on the largest inventory yet. That’s important when popular items sell out quickly, as the Mini NES Classic Edition did last week.But I’ve got a secret to share about how to get an advantage. Well, ok, it’s not really a secret, but you might not have heard that Dell Advantage Loyalty Rewards, Dell Member Purchase Program, Dell Financial Services and Dell Small Business customers can access doorbusters early now through November 18 and again on November 21-23 at 11 a.m. ET each day.Be aware that there will still be limited quantities of some deals, so let me also share some insider tips to hopefully reduce frustration.Don’t leave items in your cart for too long before completing a purchase. 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BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine company that’s developing a rocket to propel small satellites into space passed its first major test. Brunswick-based bluShift Aerospace launched a 20-foot prototype rocket on Sunday. It hit an altitude of a little more than 4,000 feet in a run designed to test the rocket’s propulsion and control systems. bluShift held the test at the site of the former Loring Air Force Base. The company is one of dozens racing to find affordable ways to launch so-called nano satellites. Some of the satellites can be as small as 10 centimeters by 10 centimeters.
Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman. Orphaned by war, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work as a bar girl in a sleazy Saigon nightclub, owned by a notorious wheeler-dealer known as “The Engineer.” John, an American GI, buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night—a night that will change their lives forever. View Comments Why not, God? Why not? Mega producer Cameron Mackintosh is toying with bringing the new London production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s Miss Saigon to Broadway next year. According to The New York Times, the decision depends on theater availability and critical reception across the pond. The West End revival, now in previews, is set to open on May 21 at the Prince Edward Theatre. The tuner would reportedly play Toronto first prior to coming to the Great White Way (much like the current Broadway revival of Les Miserables). Mackintosh, whose musical blockbuster credits include Les Miz, The Phantom of the Opera and Cats, told the Times that while plans at this time are “only speculative gossip,” he would consider bringing the tuner to both cities “if it proves to be the success it’s shaping up to be.” He added, noting various scheduled international projects and the technical demands that the production requires (namely, a helicopter), “lining up a theater and production slot is going to be very difficult.” The current London production, under the direction of Laurence Connor, stars Eva Noblezada as Kim, Alistair Brammer as Chris, Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer; joining them are Kwang-Ho Hong, Tamsin Carroll, Hugh Maynard and Rachelle Ann Go. The original production of Miss Saigon opened on Broadway in 1991 and ran for ten years.
By April ReeseUniversity of GeorgiaBe sure your Christmas dinner is properly cooked. Calibrate your food thermometer so the reading is accurate.Elizabeth Andress, an extension service food safety specialist with the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, warns cooks of the risks associated with an inaccurate thermometer.”Be sure to calibrate your thermometer before checking temperatures, or they don’t mean anything,” Andress said.There are two ways to check the accuracy of a food thermometer, she said. The preferred method uses ice water, the other boiling water. Many food thermometers have a calibration nut that can be adjusted.Method 1: iceAndress suggests using an ice-water slush to calibrate your thermometer. “The ice method is a much easier process to manage than boiling water and very accurate no matter where you live,” she said. “Boiling temperatures will vary with altitude.”She lists five easy steps that can make your holidays safer. For example, water boils at 212 degrees, so if the thermometer reads 214 degrees, it’s 2 degrees too high. So when you’re cooking ground-beef patties, which must reach 160 degrees, add 2 degrees and cook the patties to 162 degrees.Digital food thermometers don’t have a calibration nut under the head. But their accuracy should still be checked by one of these methods.Some digitals have a means of calibration described on their package. If they can’t be calibrated, try changing the battery. If that doesn’t make them read accurately, replace the thermometer. More informationFor specific information on how to calibrate or use your food thermometer or on recommended safe food temperatures, call your UGA Extension Service county office (a href=”https://testsecure.caes.uga.edu/personnel/countydistrict.cfm”>https://testsecure.caes.uga.edu/personnel/countydistrict.cfm). Or call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline (1-800- 535-4555) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or e-mail [email protected]). The boiling method may not read accurately due to varied atmospheric conditions.”Remember that water boils at a lower temperature in a high altitude,” Andress said. “Check with the local Cooperative Extension Service or health department for the exact temperature of boiling water in your area.”If you have a food thermometer that can’t be calibrated, it’s still important to check it for accuracy.”Small inaccuracies should be taken into consideration when using the food thermometer,” Andress said. “Replace the thermometer if it’s more than a few degrees off.” Method 2: boiling waterThe United States Department of Agriculture suggests boiling water as an alternative method for checking accuracy. Make a 50/50 ice and water slush — at least half ice. The more ice the better, but you need water to fill in all the air spaces around the pieces of ice. Make it deep enough to stick the whole sensing area (tip) of the thermometer into the middle of it.Immerse the thermometer stem into the slush, making sure the tip doesn’t touch the container side or bottom.Wait until the temperature reading stops changing. This may take 5 to 10 minutes. Once you think it has stopped, make sure it stays the same for 3 full minutes.The temperature should read 32 degrees F. If it doesn’t, turn the calibrating nut under the dial or face until it does read 32.Clean and sanitize the thermometer and its case before using to check food temperatures. Bring a pan of clean tap water to a full rolling boil.Immerse the stem of a food thermometer in the boiling water, at least 2 inches, and wait at least 30 seconds. Make sure the reading on the thermometer isn’t still changing.Without removing the stem from the boiling water, hold the adjusting nut tightly in place under the head of the food thermometer with a suitable tool and turn the dial head so the thermometer reads 212 degrees F.