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WEATHER

*Partly cloudy this morning, a few showers during the afternoon high 67


LOCAL

*Police in Sunset Hills are investigating a car jacking that happened on Sunday morning.  The victim parked his car around 7:30am Sunday when the suspect approached his car, showed him a gun and told him to run!  The car that was stolen is a 2013 Dodge Challenger with a red stripe down the hood.

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NATIONAL

Silverdome Implosion Was A Fail-

The implosion of an iconic stadium was an utter failure.

A partial implosion of the Pontiac Silverdome was supposed to happen yesterday morning. Several controlled blasts were supposed to break metal beams supporting the upper ring of the dome, which was supposed to send the stadium crashing to the ground.

That didn’t happen. After several small explosions, the former home of the NFL's Detroit Lions remains standing. Apparently the heavy charges near the supporting beams never got triggered.

Officials hadn't officially rescheduled the demolition, though it could happen later today.

Twitter, naturally couldn’t let the “non-event” go without shading the Detroit Lions.

Source: CNN


*Allegations of sexual abuse have now spread to the world of opera. On Sunday, New York's Metropolitan Opera suspended conductor and former music director James Levine after three men said he sexually abused them decades ago when they were teenagers.

As a result of the allegations that date back as far as late '60s, the Met has hired an outside law firm to look into Levine's past and has suspended its 40-year relationship with the 74-year-old. And, his scheduled conducting engagements have been canceled.

Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Met, said, "While we await the results of the investigation, based on these new reports the Met has made the decision to act now. This is a tragedy for anyone whose life has been affected." 

(The New York Times)



Text Messaging Turns 25!-

A worldwide obsession has been around for a quarter century.

Text messaging is now 25 years old. The first text message was sent on December 3rd, 1992 when British engineer Neil Papworth to Richard Jarvis, an executive at British telecom Vodafone, was was attending his company's holiday party in Newbury, England.

an engineer typed Merry Christmas on a computer and sent it to a cell phone. He didn’t get a reply because phones didn’t have the capability to yet. Text messaging really took off after smartphones arrived. The idea for texting first merged in 1984.

Text messages in the U.S. increased from 12 and-a-half billion a month in 2006 to 45-billion a year later. This past June, more than 780-billion text messages were sailing around the country.

Source: CNET


Report: U.S. Is Looking To Bolster West Coast Missile Defense-

The North Korean threat is being laughed off.

A report says a U.S. agency charged with protecting the U.S. from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses. Reuters reports West Coast defenses would likely include something called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-ballistic missiles. It's similar to those deployed in South Korea to protect against a potential North Korean attack.

Congressman Mike Rogers, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee and chairs the Strategic Forces Subcommittee which oversees missile defense, said the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), was aiming to install extra defenses at West Coast sites.

Last Wednesday, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that can reach Washington state. 

Source: Reuters


SPORTS

*The Blues lost 4-1 on Friday and lost 2-1 on Saturday, they are off tonight but they play again tomorrow

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