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  • Parking for Obama library may wipe out five acres of historic green space

    12/26/2017 3:48:23 PM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    The Architects Newspaper ^ | October 2, 2017 | Sam Lubell
    Barack Obama’s Obama Presidential Center, a three-building complex designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on Chicago’s South Side, has made its intention to embrace its neighborhood very clear—specifically Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance, the historic Frederick Law Olmsted–designed greenways that have hosted, among other things, the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, a.k.a. the “White City.” But what the Center hasn’t made as clear is that the complex’s footprint is growing, with its leaders recently proposing an aboveground parking garage that could take up about five acres of the Midway. The library’s concession for eating into this space is a...
  • Chicago Residents Turn On Obama – He Never Saw This Coming

    12/20/2017 8:15:13 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 68 replies
    rightwingnews ^ | 20 Dec, 2017 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Looks like Barack Obama is going to have to learn to live with disappointment. He has prepared for his presidential library for years. It’s part of his legacy. When Obama was elected, Chicago treated him literally as if he was the second coming of Christ. He was their favorite son. Nine years later, not so much. They are beginning to see the real Barack Obama at long last. The citizens of Chicago are balking at the plans for Obama’s library. In its initial bid for the right to host the library, put forth on behalf of the city, the University...
  • Bear Sighting Reported in Monterey at Jacks Peak Park

    11/07/2017 9:20:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    KSBW ^ | Nov 7, 2017 | Amy Larson
    Hikers reported seeing a black bear at Jacks Peak Park in Monterey on Monday. Monterey County's parks department issued a public warning about the bear. Park rangers tried to find the bear, but were unable to locate it Monday afternoon. County spokeswoman Maia Carroll said the warning was issued to park visitors out of an abundance of caution. "Jacks Peak is quite wild. You have to know you're among nature," Carroll said. The park's peak is the highest point on the Monterey Peninsula.
  • Finsbury Park Mosque links to radical Islamic terrorism

    06/19/2017 8:40:29 AM PDT · by Johnny Diamond · 10 replies ^ | June 19, 2017 | Ian Horswill
    The mosque became notorious when Abu Hamza al-Masri became the imam in 1997. Hamza, who had one eye and no hands and used hook devices, lied that the injuries were suffered when he fought for al-Qaeda against Russian forces in Afghanistan. He preached a strict interpretation of Islamic law and was outspoken about acts of terrorism. In a sermon he spoke about the need for Jihad: “Allah likes those who believe in Him who kill those who do not believe in Him. Allah likes that. So if you Muslims don’t like that because you hate the blood, there is something...
  • Finsbury Park – Terrorism?

    06/19/2017 4:45:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    At a Mosque in Finsbury Park, a man driving a van has ran over several people as they came walking out onto the pavement. The suspect has already been arrested and so far there appear to be no deaths (although victims are undergoing hospital treatment). In light of the recent terror attacks that involved mounting the pavement to hit (and presumably kill) pedestrians, many are questioning if this is also a terror attack. Witnesses at the scene have stated that the attacker tried to run from the site of the attack and when he was held down by locals began...
  • CDOT's "Push Poll" On I-70 Expansion Draws Pushback

    05/21/2017 7:13:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Westword ^ | April 24, 2017 | Alan Prendergast
    A telephone survey seeking opinions about the expansion of I-70 through east Denver is generating irate protests from some respondents, who say the survey seems designed to elicit positive responses about the purported benefits of the $1.8 billion project."It was one of the most one-sided push polls I ever listened to," Larry Patchett, a production technician for public television, wrote in a complaint to CDOT. "The entire thing was just a series of opportunities to validate your suppositions and PR spin on the I-70 Ditch project." The project, which would replace a crumbling six-lane viaduct with a below-grade, partially covered...
  • South Korea liberals likely to win power, may bring softer North Korea stance

    03/12/2017 4:37:53 PM PDT · by Mariner · 27 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | March 12th, 2017 | By Hyunjoo Jin and James Pearson
    SEOUL (Reuters) - The liberal politician expected to succeed disgraced Park Geun-hye as South Korea's next president could significantly soften Seoul’s stance toward North Korea and possibly delay deployment of a U.S. missile-defense system that has enraged China. A Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed Park from office after upholding her impeachment over a corruption scandal involving "chaebol", the family-run conglomerates that dominate Asia's fourth-biggest economy, and which could also face reform under a liberal leader. A presidential election will be held by May 9 and opinion polls suggest South Koreans will opt for change by electing a liberal into the...
  • Park Ousted (South Korean President removed as justices unanimously upholds impeachment)

    03/10/2017 5:53:41 AM PST · by VAFreedom · 30 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 03/10/2017 | Park Si-soo
    Eight justices of the Constitutional Court have unanimously upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye in a historic ruling that will put an end to long-lasting political turmoil and social unrest triggered by a widespread corruption scandal involving Park and her longtime friend Choi Soon-sil.
  • Giraffe stream flagged on YouTube for 'nudity & sexual content', park says

    02/23/2017 6:48:31 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies ^ | 2-23-2017 | Fox5ny
    <p>Millions of people have been watching and waiting with anticipation to witness the birth of a baby giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY.</p> <p>The park set up a webcam in order to share the precious and educational moment with the world. Park officials in a little more than 12 hours they've seen between 20-30 million views.</p>
  • ** Breaking **. Park Impeached !

  • French Town Told Park's Virgin Mary Statue Must Go

    12/03/2016 2:03:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    BBCNews ^ | December 3, 2016
    French Town Told Park's Virgin Mary Statue Must Go The Virgin Mary, Jesus and Joseph are widely represented in European public art. A French town has been told it must take down its statue of the Virgin Mary to comply with a national ban on religious symbols in public spaces, the town's mayor said on Saturday. A court has given the town of Publier, in eastern France, three months to remove the work. If it fails to do so, it will be fined €100 (£80; $105) a day. Mayor Gaston Lacroix said he will try to relocate the marble statue...
  • South Korean President's confidante Choi Soon Sil placed under emergency detention

    11/01/2016 4:25:50 AM PDT · by csvset · 14 replies
    SEOUL (REUTERS) – The woman at the centre of a scandal that has plunged the South Korean presidency into crisis was held for a second day on Tuesday (Nov 1) after being detained overnight to answer allegations of exerting inappropriate influence in state affairs. Prosecutors have said they are investigating whether Choi Soon Sil used her friendship with President Park Geun Hye to gain access to classified documents that enabled her to influence government matters and benefited personally through non-profit foundations. The growing scandal has sparked public anger and sent Park’s approval rating to a record low, with thousands of...
  • Oakland City Council to consider naming part of park for slain Black Panther

    10/04/2016 7:14:14 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 10 replies ^ | October 3, 2016 | Bay City News
    OAKLAND (BCN)—The Oakland City Council on Tuesday night will consider a proposal to name a section of De Fremery Park in West Oakland for a 17-year-old Black Panther Party member who was killed in a confrontation with Oakland police in 1968. City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney, who represents West Oakland, said she and Councilman Larry Reid are recommending that the city name the grove of trees on the park’s south side “Bobby Hutton Grove” to recognize his contribution to Oakland.
  • ‘South Park’ Mocks Black Lives Matter, Colin Kaepernick In Season Opener

    09/13/2016 11:42:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/16 | Kaitlin Collins
    “South Park” will mock Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest and Black Lives Matter in its season opener. In a teaser clip released by Comedy Central, a crowd at a football game sings a Kaepernick-themed song to the tune of the national anthem.
  • Explosive That Injured Man in New York's Central Park Likely 'an Experiment,' Cops Say

    07/04/2016 4:36:09 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 3, 2016 | Dean Schabner
    The explosive that severely injured a man in New York's Central Park today was likely "an experiment with fireworks or explosives," but did not seem like a device made deliberately to hurt anyone, officials said. It was still not clear exactly what the explosive was, but police said they did not believe it was connected to terrorism. Mark Torre, commanding officer of the NYPD bomb squad, added that investigators are leaning toward considering this the work of an explosive "hobbyist," an amateur or someone who knows chemistry. It could have even been some sort of "experiment" that was not meant...
  • Woman says Yellowstone tourists put baby bison in their car because it was 'cold'

    05/15/2016 10:47:13 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 62 replies
    s f gate ^ | 15 May 2016 | K Dowd
    Karen Richardson of Victor, Idaho was visiting the scenic park last week when she saw a man and his son roll up to a ranger station with a baby bison in the back of their SUV. "They were demanding to speak with a ranger," Richardson told "They were seriously worried that the calf was freezing and dying."
  • Green Guantánamo: From detention center to peace park?

    03/18/2016 11:36:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 18, 2016 | Jason Thomson
    As President Obama gears up for his presidential visit to Cuba this weekend – the first in 80 years – scientists are pondering the future of Guantánamo Bay Naval Base. One idea proposed is the creation of a transnational conservation area, or peace park.
  • South Korea's Leader Warns of North Korea Collapse

    02/16/2016 5:40:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | hyung-jin kim
    South Korea's Leader Warns of North Korea Collapse SEOUL, South Korea -- Feb 15, 2016, 11:40 PM ET South Korea's president warned Tuesday that rival North Korea faces collapse if it doesn't abandon its nuclear bomb program, an unusually strong broadside that will likely infuriate Pyongyang. President Park Geun-hye, in a nationally televised parliamentary address defending her decision to shut down a jointly run factory park in North Korea, said South Korea will take unspecified "stronger and more effective" measures to make North Korea realize its nuclear ambitions will result only in speeding up of its "regime collapse."
  • Election 2016: What Was Marco Rubio Arrested For At Age 18 In Miami?

    02/01/2016 8:13:30 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    Internation Business Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | Adam Lidgett
    Before becoming a Florida senator or a 2016 Republican presidential hopeful, Marco Rubio was apparently just another kid caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. After a bad first year at college in Missouri, Rubio returned home to Miami shortly before the summer of 1990, when he was arrested in May at age 18 for being in a public park after it had closed for the night, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The misdemeanor offense was eventually dismissed, and most of the documentation that led to the dismissal of charges has been destroyed by the Miami-Dade County court...
  • Chesapeake park ranger caught on camera pointing pistol at couple leaving park past closing time

    10/22/2015 4:35:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    WTKR ^ | 10/19/15
    A Chesapeake park ranger was caught on camera pointing his pistol at a couple. It was a confrontation that started because the couple left a city park after closing time. “I was hoping he wasn't going to shoot at us,” says Dylan Newton, who recorded a 7-minute video of the ranger. “With all the things going on in the media with cops using excessive force and all these videos coming out like that's the only thing running through my head like I’m going to be one of these people.” Newton says it all happened Sunday night at the city's Northwest...