Weekend Gun Report: November 15-17, 2013 – NYTimes.com


A child was shot while riding a bike in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday afternoon. Trevor Patrick Clark, 15, was killed when a gun carried by another teenager discharged in Morrow County, Ohio, Sunday morning. A 16-year-old boy was wounded when a 14-year-old boy opened fire with a single-barrel shotgun following an argument in Spindale, N.C., Sunday afternoon. A drive-by shooting in the Orange Mound area of Memphis, Tenn., left a 19-year-old in critical condition early Sunday. A 21-year-old man was fatally shot while being shown a gun that fell and accidentally fired in the Bay Ho neighborhood of San Diego, Calif., early Sunday.

via Weekend Gun Report: November 15-17, 2013 – NYTimes.com.

Weekend Gun Report: November 15-17, 2013 – NYTimes.com


4-year-old Killian Perez shot and killed himself while playing with a loaded handgun in Fayetteville, N.C., Saturday morning, and his father, 32-year-old Jeffery David Perez, a soldier in the Army, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and failure to secure a firearm. Denishe-Ya King, 18, was shot and killed when a fight broke out at a party in Suffolk, Va., early Saturday. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg at the Howard Hughes Center in the Westchester section of Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday night. A 16-year-old and a 19-year-old were wounded when someone opened fire on a crowd waiting to enter a party in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pa., Saturday night.

via Weekend Gun Report: November 15-17, 2013 – NYTimes.com.

Weekend Gun Report: November 15-17, 2013 – NYTimes.com

Friday:9-year-old Dontrell Darling was hit in the face during a drive-by shooting while he slept in his bed in the Liberty City area of Miami, Fla., early Friday. 12-year-old Taylor Wheeler and 15-year-old Dayton Gessel were found shot to death in the basement of a South Jordan, Utah, home Friday afternoon, and three boys were taken in for questioning. Three people were found shot to death in a murder-suicide in a home in Brandenburg, Ky., Friday morning, and one of the victims was a 13-year-old boy. A 14-year-old boy was struck in the arm by a bullet while playing outside in north Charlotte, N.C., Friday afternoon.

via Weekend Gun Report: November 15-17, 2013 – NYTimes.com.

SPIEGEL Interview With Cornelius Gurlitt About Munich Art Find – SPIEGEL ONLINE

How many Germans claimed they did not know what was going on during the build up to the war and the crimes committed in their name? If they were looted and stolen paintings – they were never his and he knew enough to suspect that his father might have used NAZI connections to get them.


Gurlitt spent a lifetime being a son and an heir, making it his mission to preserve his father\’s legacy. He says it never occurred to him that the art he kept in his 100-square-meter (1,076-square-foot) apartment, art that perhaps wasn\’t entirely his, could be used to help make amends for what the Nazis had done.

via SPIEGEL Interview With Cornelius Gurlitt About Munich Art Find – SPIEGEL ONLINE.

Garden-Fresh Foods Shuts Down over Recalls

The Garden-Fresh Foods plant in Milwaukee has halted production and reassigned about 100 employees because of product recalls, the company said Saturday.

Garden-Fresh has recalled tons of products in eight separate recalls since the end of August. The first was announced Aug. 30, after routine sampling of retail products by Michigan food safety officials detected Listeria bacteria.

The recalls include various fresh-cut vegetables and ready-to-eat slaws, dips and spreads, as well as 50 tons of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products that were the subject of a late-October recall. Among the brand names they have been sold under are Garden-Fresh, Grandpa\’s, Weis, Finest Traditions, Archer Farms, Market Pantry, D\’Amico & Sons.

via Garden-Fresh Foods Shuts Down over Recalls.

SPIN and ? Causing problems to improve food safety? FDA Extends Comment Period for Food Safety Rules

Fears of small farmers and natural food enthusiasts are being stoked, I expect, by big food interests to make food safety improvements no so much.  Too bad;  lots of folks will be sick and too many die because of supposed threat to small farmers ability to make a living.

The Food and Drug Administration has extended the comment for food safety rules for farmers by an additional week after people said they had technical problems submitting their views online.

New Hampshire Rep. Annie Kuster led a New England delegation in asking for the extension. The original deadline was Friday; the new deadline is Friday, Nov. 22.

Earlier this year, farmers attended FDA sessions on the rules, which would require them to take new precautions against contamination, including ensuring workers\’ hands are washed, irrigation water is clean and that animals stay out of fields. New England farmers say many aspects of the rules were derived from large-scale farming practices that don\’t apply to the region\’s smaller farms.

via FDA Extends Comment Period for Food Safety Rules.

Sturgis Winery Set for Spring 2014 Opening

I guess Harley riders can be wine enthusiasts too but sort of doubt it – good luck to them though!

Wine enthusiasts searching for bubbly made fresh in the Mount Rushmore state will soon be in luck.

The first champagne house in South Dakota is coming to Sturgis, courtesy of Belle Joli Winery.

Blasting has started to prepare for construction of the new winery and vineyard that will feature a tasting room with indoor and outdoor seating.

It\’s owned by Jackson Vineyard proprietors Matthew Jackson, his wife Choi, and Dr. John and Patty Jackson.

via Sturgis Winery Set for Spring 2014 Opening.


Flow on Stage

In 2009, the Board of Directors from CODARTS, the University for the Arts in Rotterdam invited Frank Heckman to research the phenomena of excellence in performance. Heckman called it Sustainable Performance, looking at the ability to perform at your best, again and again, as an evolving process.

The sustainable performance website states: ‘Enter the Journey, the Stage is Yours!’

I would like to say the same here. For what you are about to enter here is not an ordinairy book, it is more the collective experience of a journey. We present it in an open, successive –chapter by chapter-, and multi medial way –filmclips, apps, text.

It is a journey undertaken by your peers, ranging from students to teachers, artists from the classical, pop, jazz, worldmusic, music theatre, modern dance, dance therapy, dance education and circus arts. But also several staff members from the health department, dean’s office and communication…

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