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Beschloss: Statue of Liberty in the dark during national emergency, World War II (1942)

Michael Beschloss @BeschlossDC

Statue of Liberty in the dark during national emergency, World War II (1942): #Feininger

11:27 AM · Oct 28, 2020

He recognizes we're on the cusp of a national emergency (beyond covid).
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:59 AM (4 replies)

Demonstrators gather outside D.C. police station seeking details of deadly crash (Karon Hylton)


By Justin Wm. Moyer and Peter Hermann

Oct. 27, 2020 at 7:35 p.m. EDT

A group of demonstrators gathered outside a police station in Northwest D.C. Tuesday night seeking more information about a deadly accident involving a moped driver who crashed after police tried to pull him over.

Dustin Sternbeck, a D.C. police spokesman, said authorities were aware of a planned demonstration regarding the death of Karon Hylton.

Sternbeck said two windows were broken at the 4th District police station in the 6000 block of Georgia Avenue NW. Video posted by WUSA 9 showed several people jostling with police at the station door as they apparently tried to force their way into the building.

Police formed a line in front of the station as the demonstration continued.

Police said that due to demonstration activity, Georgia Avenue NW was closed between Rittenhouse Street and Missouri Avenue. Several side streets also were closed.


Tom Lynch @TomLynch_

NEW: DC Police say a man operating a Revel Moped has died from injuries sustained in a crash that followed a police pursuit in the 700 block of Kennedy Street NW Friday night. @patcollins4 speaks with 20 year old Karon Hylton’s girlfriend tonight on News4 @nbcwashington

Tom Lynch @TomLynch_

Per MPD: “Officers activated their emergency lights and attempted to make a traffic stop,” after they observed Hylton driving that moped on a sidewalk without a helmet. Hylton’s family is asking for body camera footage to be released @nbcwashington

Tom Lynch @TomLynch_

Protests are planned outside of the 4th District station Wednesday. In addition to BWC video, groups want officer’s names and the police report to be released. MPD doesn’t release reports for traffic fatalities, which is how Hylton’s death is currently classified @nbcwashington

1:55 PM · Oct 27, 2020

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Tue Oct 27, 2020, 08:45 PM (0 replies)

USPS on-time delivery times for First-Class Mail have dropped again-drop vote off in person.

Geoff Bennett @GeoffRBennett

US Postal Service on-time delivery times for First-Class Mail have dropped again — now nearly as bad as the worst period this summer. If you are voting absentee and haven’t returned your ballot, experts say drop it off in person. Do not rely on #USPS delivery at this point.

6:54 AM · Oct 27, 2020

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Tue Oct 27, 2020, 07:10 AM (3 replies)

Coal baron Bob Murray Dead at 80


ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Oh. (WTOV) — Ohio Valley coal giant Robert "Bob" Murray died at his St. Clairsville home on Sunday. He was 80.

A spokesperson for the Murray family told NEWS9's Gage Goulding that Murray was surrounded by his family when he passed in the early morning hours.

Murray had been battling ongoing health conditions for several years. In 2016, he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a disease found frequently in coal miners. The spokesperson said Murray's passing was not related to the coronavirus pandemic.

In mid-September, Murray Energy emerged from bankruptcy under a new name, American Consolidated Natural Resources.

Just a month later on October 19, Murray announced his retirement from ACNR.


Oh, fuck this guy hard.


Posted by Dennis Donovan | Mon Oct 26, 2020, 06:11 AM (41 replies)

Infectious diseases Dr: "Will continue to work bc I took a f*@king oath to do so."

Josh Barocas, MD @jabarocas

Ok, I'll join in. Infectious diseases physician here. Haven't made any extra money on #COVID19. Working an average of 80-100 hours/week to meet all responsibilities including those to family. No increase in pay. No bonuses. Will continue to work bc I took a f*@king oath to do so.

1:49 PM · Oct 25, 2020

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:59 PM (26 replies)

Attempted hijacking of oil tanker reported off Isle of Wight


‘Ongoing incident’ reported to have taken place onboard vessel south of Sandown

Sun 25 Oct 2020 11.08 EDT

Police have confirmed an incident onboard a vessel off the Isle of Wight, following reports of an attempted hijacking of an oil tanker.

The incident is reported to have taken place onboard the Liberian-registered Nave Andromeda crude oil tanker south of Sandown, according to Isle of Wight Radio.

A Hampshire police spokesman said: “We are aware and dealing with an ongoing incident onboard a vessel which is situated south of the Isle of Wight.

“We will provide you with further updates when we are in a position to do so.”


In the English Channel??
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sun Oct 25, 2020, 11:31 AM (9 replies)

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial Brazil volunteer dies, trial to continue


OCTOBER 21, 2020

By Eduardo Simões, Ricardo Brito

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian health authority Anvisa said on Wednesday that a volunteer in a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca AZN.L and Oxford University had died but added that the trial would continue.

Oxford confirmed the plan to keep testing, saying in a statement that after careful assessment “there have been no concerns about safety of the clinical trial.” Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported that the volunteer had been given a placebo and not the trial vaccine, citing unnamed sources.

Anvisa provided no further details, citing medical confidentiality of those involved in trials.

AstraZeneca declined immediate comment.


Posted by Dennis Donovan | Wed Oct 21, 2020, 02:16 PM (3 replies)

Herrrrrrrreeeeee's Rudy!


Nope, not enough eye bleach.
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Wed Oct 21, 2020, 01:41 PM (56 replies)

Tony Lewis, lead singer / bassist for the 80's band "The Outfield" dead at 62


Tony Lewis, singer for The Outfield, dies 'suddenly and unexpectedly' at 62

Gary Dinges


Oct 20, 2020

Tony Lewis, singer and bassist of English rock band The Outfield, died at age 62.

He died "suddenly and unexpectedly" on Monday near London, according to a statement from publicist Bari Lieberman.

The Outfield formed in 1984 and remained active for about three decades. Their hits included “Your Love,” “All the Love” and “Say It Isn’t So.” “Your Love” peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986.

Lewis later went solo, dropping album "Out of the Darkness" in 2018. An EP, "Unplugged – The Acoustic Sessions," came out in May.

"Tony’s music touched people around the globe for decades," the statement said. His "legacy will live on forever through his beautiful family and his legendary music."


I wasn't a huge fan of their music back in the mid-80's, but I just listed to "Your Love" on YouTube and it made me nostalgic for the 80's and MTV.

Cross gently, Tony...

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Tue Oct 20, 2020, 03:13 PM (3 replies)

Spencer Davis of The Spencer Davis Group has died, aged 81


The founder of The Spencer Davis Group, who had hits with 'Keep On Running' and 'Gimme Some Lovin'', passed away yesterday (October 19)

By Sam Moore

20th October 2020

Spencer Davis of the Spencer Davis Group seated at a table on 24th October 1970. (Picture: Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Spencer Davis has died at the age of 81.

The multi-instrumentalist and founder of The Spencer Davis Group reportedly passed away yesterday (October 19) following a heart attack at his home in California, according to Birmingham Live.

Davis formed The Spencer Davis Group with Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood and Pete York in 1963, with the band becoming renowned for such 1960s hits as ‘Keep On Running’, ‘Gimme Some Lovin” and ‘I’m A Man’.

Group portrait of The Spencer Davis Group, 1965. L-R Spencer Davis, Steve Winwood, Pete York, Muff Winwood. (Picture: GAB Archive/Redferns)


Cross gently, Spencer.
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:01 PM (1 replies)
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