We need a break from the day's incredibly serious news. Maybe you do too. If so, check the story from Milwaukee about a guy in a clown suit who was running in and out of traffic — and the fistfight/wrestling match he got into with a police officer.
It was all recorded by a guy with a camera phone. Reportedly, no one was hurt. The clown is said to be a local activist of some sort.
Airs Tuesday, November 20 at 11:00 a.m. With blocks of massive choral forces and contrasting moments of repose, the Missa solemnis is uniquely Beethovenian in its ability to convey a broad faith in humankind. Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, and The Monteverdi Choir come together to perform this grand plea for peace.
Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123 Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique The Monteverdi Choir Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor Soprano Elizabeth Meister, Mezzo-Soprano Jennifer Johnston, Tenor Michael Spyres, Bass Matthew Rose.
Kevin Clash, the voice and puppeteer who for 28 years has made Sesame Street's Elmo come alive for kids, has resigned because "the controversy surrounding [his] personal life has become a distraction," Sesame Workshop said this morning.
Former New Hampshire Sen. Warren Rudman has died. His name will always be linked to a 1980s-era effort to tame the federal budget deficit and to a pre-Sept. 11 warning about the nation's security. And he will be remembered as a "moderate" Republican who could work across party lines.
The then General Dwight D. Eisenhower pictured on a visit to Ohrdruf concentration camp, an effort to see firsthand why the fight had been so important.
A group of Alexandria business and civic leaders is preparing to build a Holocaust Memorial in front of Rapides Regional Medical Center. Rabbi Arnold Task, president of the Alexandria Holocaust Memorial Fund, said the site also will recognize Alexandria’s unique history in helping liberate Europe. The massive Army training exercises and mock battles to prepare soldiers for World War II took place in central Louisiana.
Originally published on Wed November 21, 2012 9:33 am
Medical marijuana advocates demonstrate outside a San Francisco fundraiser for President Obama in February.
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Medical marijuana is now legal in 18 states and the District of Columbia, but health insurance doesn't cover it and patients often scramble to cover the cost.
"It's an expensive medication, no doubt about it," says Kris Hermes, a spokesman for Americans for Safe Access, a patient advocacy group. "Patients are struggling to afford it, regardless of whether it's available in their state."
Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 8:51 am
By Rachael Myrow
The fabled and rare chocolate persimmon may look rotten, but it is juicy and sweet without being cloying.
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When farmers from Japan settled in California more than 100 years ago, they brought Japanese persimmons, with their bright, shiny skins and sweet interiors.
Some Americans almost immediately caught onto the charm of these orange beauties, and with the help of a few prominent backers, passion for the Japanese varieties spread across the country, according to botanist Julia Morton.
Rebekah Brooks, who rose to the top spot at Rupert Murdoch's News International.
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British officials today filed more charges against former top editors at some of Rupert Murdoch's newspapers in the U.K., this time for allegedly paying nearly $160,000 to a ministry of defense official to get information.
That information allegedly included the "Green Book" that lists phone numbers and other contact details for members of Britain's royal family.