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Buddy "Sweet- Angel"

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cheer cheer WE ARE NEWS JUNKIES at our house! cheer cheer

There is always news! Whether it's in your hometown or across the big pond! We love sharing what's going on around us and would love to know what's going on where you live! So feel free to share what you think we might like to know that's going on where you live or whatever you find interesting anywhere in the world!

All I ask is when you post, please give the city or country and date! That helps a lot! The news has no boundaries! dancing
Buddy "Sweet- Angel"

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Barked: Fri Jun 11, '10 4:08pm PST 
OMD! I think this is MY first thread! Well, woop-te-dooooo! Maggie let me post! laugh out loud

I'll go first...

N ashville, TN Friday 06/11/10

Music Fans, Heat, Humidity Collide At Festivals
NWS: Heat Indexes Could Reach 100 Degrees

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Thousands of music fans and the hottest weather so far this year are mingling in tight quarters this weekend at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville and Bonnaroo near Manchester.

he country music event is in Nashville's downtown area with concerts at LP Field -- the Tennessee Titans' stadium. The music and arts festival is outdoors on a farm about 60 miles southeast of the city.

Bonnaroo organizers expected about 70,000 fans to show up to see and hear acts that include Jay-Z, the Dave Matthews Band and Kings of Leon.

The CMA event drew about 56,000 people last year, and officials said ticket sales and hotel bookings appeared to be up by about 10 percent this year. Among stars shining at the event are Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean.

Some of the stress on fans is excitement, but most of it is the weather.

"It's the heat," said Vanderbilt University Medical Center spokesman Jerry Jones on Friday. "The humidity and the heat."

Vanderbilt staffers treated 40 heat emergencies Thursday as the CMA Music Festival began. That's about double the number of cases on the opening day at last event.

Besides the heat exhaustion cases, 320 other people went to the three medical center tents Thursday needing minor aid -- aspirin, adhesive bandages and the like.

One patient had already been sent by ambulance to the emergency room by 9:30 a.m. Friday with chest pain that could have been brought on by hot weather.

Even more oppressive weather was forecast for the weekend.

The National Weather Service issued a cautionary statement for extreme heat and humidity, predicting temperatures in the mid-90s and humidity readings in the mid-70s, pushing heat indexes to around 100 degrees.

The forecast also called for scattered thunderstorms that could produce lightning and locally strong winds. Thunderstorm chances are 40 percent on Friday and 30 percent on both Saturday and Sunday.

Forecasters urged people working or playing outdoors to drink plenty of nonalcoholic fluids, wear lightweight and light-colored clothes and take frequent breaks in the shade.

N ext time I'll try to find a shorter article... laugh out loud

I'm a- Snugglebunny
Barked: Fri Jun 11, '10 6:41pm PST 
cheer Cool thread Buddy!


Best goat herder- around!!!
Barked: Fri Jun 11, '10 10:09pm PST 
Nice thread Buddy! I'm gonna have to start looking for some news.
Peanut "BB"- Sweet Angel

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Barked: Sat Jun 12, '10 6:37am PST 
and then we have stupid people...

3 Arrested In Boat Bottle Rocket Incident
Incident Occurred At Tims Ford Lake

POSTED: 3:29 pm CDT June 11, 2010
UPDATED: 10:03 pm CDT June 11, 2010

WINCHESTER, Tenn. -- Three men were arrested after they were accused of tossing bottle rockets at boaters earlier this month.

Police arrested David Deason, Matthew Smith and Justin Mallard for reckless endangerment on June 5.

The men either shot or dropped bottle rockets into boats traveling under a bridge at Tims Ford Lake in Franklin County, said police.

Biscuit Eater
Barked: Sat Jun 12, '10 7:23am PST 
Oh Nice thread Buddy. We sometimes find stuff we want to share. Now mom will be on the look out for news around here.

I'm a- Snugglebunny
Barked: Sat Jun 12, '10 12:37pm PST 
Here's a crazy from FL. Talk about desperate!

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Saturday, Jun. 12, 2010
Bradenton, FL

Woman claims ‘kidnapper’ forced her to strap on bomb, rob Palmetto bank....

A 47-year-old woman who had a fake explosive device secured around her with chains and a back support brace told Manatee County Sheriff’s Office investigators she was kidnapped and forced to put on the device to rob a bank.

Detectives are in the process of checking out the woman’s story and are checking her background for possible motives, Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube said today.

The woman was questioned late Friday night and released. “At this point we don’t have any charges to arrest her,” Steube said Saturday.

The woman, who made no personal demands, entered the Bank of America, 700 Eighth Ave. W., at about 5:40 p.m. Friday, with a page-long note in block lettering and the device strapped around her and telling employees she had a bomb. She was clad in blue jean shorts and had a chain around her neck connected with a pad lock with a shirt over it. Palmetto Police Department officers initially received a call from a teller that a woman was inside the bank with a bomb.

The bank building was evacuated and police were able to get the woman to the north side entrance, where she stayed outside.

Investigators say it’s quite possible she received assistance from someone getting into the device because of the way she had the chains wrapped around her back and body with a support brace.

The device turned out to be PVC pipe with dirt inside, Steube said. A package left inside the bank contained the same materials, he said.
Buddy "Sweet- Angel"

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Well, that will be interesting to find out if she was really kidnapped!big grin
Josie, NPC

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Barked: Sat Jun 12, '10 3:25pm PST 
Heritage Days Saturday, Sunday
Annual street festival brings crafts, carnival, entertainment to heart of the Queen City
For the Cumberland Times-News
Cumberland Times-News

CUMBERLAND — In a city loaded with history beginning before the American Revolution, creating a festival to celebrate its heritage was a logical step in 1968. And now 42 years later, Cumberland’s official street festival, Heritage Days is still going strong.

Scheduled for the second full weekend in June, Heritage Days is filled with arts and crafts, music and other street entertainment, a children’s carnival and plenty of food vendors.

Located on historic Washington Street, known for its Victorian homes, and downtown Cumberland, the 2010 Heritage Days is scheduled for tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

History buffs should enjoy visiting the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, the original site of Fort Cumberland and the festival’s base for the mini-encampment of the Maryland Forces from Fort Frederick who will be practicing military drills and offering questions and answer periods.

The Army of Potomac Civil War, 3rd MD Co. B, Vincent’s Brigade living historians will also be camped on the grounds demonstrating military drills and weapons fire demonstrations. Also located on the church grounds will be the Band of Merry Gamesters demonstrating a variety of 18th century toys and games

Tours of the tunnels under Emmanuel Episcopal Church will also be available. The tunnels date from the late 1700s and were part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. Church members will host one of the festival’s most popular dining opportunity — a Strawberry Shortcake and Salad Luncheon.

The Masonic Temple built in 1910 will be hosting guided tours through the building. The interior of the building features ceiling and wall paintings, elaborately carved ceremonial chairs, desks and altars. Free child identification kits will be available at the temple. The Masonic Temple has not been open for tours during Heritage Days for several years.

Heritage Days Festival is host to over 150 artisans who fill up the sidewalks on Washington and Baltimore Streets presenting their handmade items. Each arts and crafts vendor is juried and invited to attend the festival. Several on the vendors come back every year and consider Heritage Days as one of their favorite summer festivals.

“One of most popular features for families is the Children’s Carnival complete with Moon Bounce, Big Blue Whale, a ferris wheel and plenty of carnival games,” said Gayle Griffith, festival coordinator. “There are plenty of other children’s activities throughout the two days including face painting and the Allegany Arts Council “Arts Bus”, a traveling studio with various children’s arts projects.

Both festival days features a variety of musical entertainment on two stages, one on Washington Street and one on Baltimore Street. The music varies and includes jazz, rock ’n’ roll, country, gospel and big band.

“We work with all of the local museums, the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, C&O Canal Heritage Preservation, the arts community and businesses in downtown Cumberland to create a variety of activities. There is always something for everyone,” added Griffith. “Of course, a lot of people tell me they come for the food — we have everyone’s favorites from Funnel Cakes and Scotch Shortbread to Polish Sausage and Greek Gyros!”

There is no admission fee to the festival. A complete schedule of events and directions are available at www.heritagedaysfestival.com.
♥- Maggie- ♥

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Barked: Sat Jun 12, '10 4:45pm PST 
Josie, this sounds like fun! Do you get to go? cheer
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