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Dealing out some fun facts about Guthrie’s ‘Guys and Dolls’

Whether you’re a frequent theater-goer or it’s an occasional date-night spotlight, you’re probably familiar with the musical “Guys and Dolls.” A stage staple, the romantic comedy, which debuted in 1950, is based on a story and characters from Damon Runyon.

Camp puts cancer on back burner for kids

COLLIN COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Tucked into the quiet undeveloped woods of northern Collin County, the screams of happy children blend into the sense of summer nostalgia. Some are jumping into the pool, others are buckled and screaming their way down the zip line. All of them have been touched by cancer.

NASA Announces Dragonfly Drone Mission to Explore Titan

NASA announced Thursday that it is sending a drone-style rotorcraft to Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Dragonfly, as the mission is called, is capable of soaring across the skies of Titan and landing intermittently to take scientific measurements. The mission will be developed and led from the Applied....

Fisher-Price is hopeful investments in East Aurora bode well, despite declines.

Despite a debt load of more than $2.8 billion, lawsuits over infant fatalities in its now recalled Rock 'n Play , an additional recall issued Thursday, falling sales and a downsized workforce, there is hope that new Mattel investments in its East Aurora campus could stem the bleeding, Fisher-Price said.

First Person Don’t try to tell me that a camp counsellor is not a ‘real job’

Stop telling camp counsellors to get a real job. Each summer since I was 16 years old, I have worked 24 hours a day, seven days a week with two days off per month for less than $1/hour, and I’ve done it all with a marshmallow-roasting, camp-fire-song-singing smile on my face.

NASA Announces New Dragonfly Mission: a Drone to Explore Titan

NASA announced Thursday that it is sending a drone-style rotorcraft to Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Dragonfly, as the mission is called, is capable of soaring across the skies of Titan and landing intermittently to take scientific measurements. The mission will be developed and led from the Applied....

Breeders' Cup 2019 will stay at Santa Anita Park

The 2019 Breeders’ Cup is staying at Santa Anita Park. The Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors met Thursday in Lexington, Ky., and one item on the agenda involved discussion of moving the 2019 championships away from the California track that has been at the center of controversy since Christmas. Since Dec.

We're Going to Mistake the Drones of the Future for Annoying Flying Insects

It wasn’t necessarily the most spectacular flight, however. Instead of soaring across the laboratory, buzzing past researcher’s ears, Robobee lifted off for a mere second under its own power before falling out of the sky—saved from a crash landing by an emergency kevlar safety wire.

Bitcoin Investment Trust Is Still Destroying Gold, And Pretty Everything Else

Barry Silbert, founder and chief executive officer of Grayscale parent company, Digital Currency Group. © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP. Institutional investment product, Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) has exploded by more than 300% since it’s recent low on February 6, 2019, in spite of taking a big hit today.

Incredible video reveals the tiny solar-powered 'RoboBEE'

The solar cells are connected to an electronics panel under the bee, which converts the low voltage signals of the solar array into high voltage drive signals needed to control the actuators. The solar cells sit about three centimeters above the wings, to avoid interference.

Hamilton Mountain Rotary Club joins lower city group

Faced with declining membership, the Rotary Club of Hamilton Mountain has merged with the Rotary Club of Hamilton. “We wanted to be proactive,” said David Elliot, secretary and a past president of the Mountain club. “So, to ensure the continued viability of Rotary long-term to serve the Mountain and....

Germany Arrested a Man in Connection With 2015 Paris Attacks

Authorities in Germany say they have arrested a Bosnian man sought by Belgium in connection with the 2015 Islamic extremist attacks in Paris. Dresden prosecutors said Thursday that the 39-year-old suspect, whom they didn't identify, was arrested a week ago.

TALENT ACTUALLY Love Actually child star Olivia Olson set to appear on Celebrity X Factor

Olivia played Joanna, childhood sweetheart to Sam - played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster, at 11 Credit: Rex Features. Director Richard Curtis praised her performance of Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You at the time and even had to coach the youngster to make her voice sound more believable.

Dogs Trust Leeds appeal for donations for their summer fundraising day

Dogs Trust Leeds are asking locals to donate prizes for their summer fun day, which will raise thousands of pounds to rehome rescue dogs. The charity are putting on the annual fundraising event at their centre on Sunday, June 4, with games and activities for families and their dogs.

America!: 2020 Democratic Candidates as Nineteen-Nineties Boy-Band Members

How to Write a New Yorker Cartoon Caption: Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Edition. Actors and funnymen, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly team up and try their hands at our cartoon-caption contest. Catch Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly in their new film "Holmes and Watson" in theaters Christmas Day.

Lawsuit claims Utah hotel exploited Filipino immigrants - Inquirer Globalnation

SALT LAKE CITY — A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the luxury Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City of luring workers from the Philippines to a program that promised training and cultural immersion but instead forced them to work long hours doing menial jobs for low pay.

Ruby Bishop, Seattle jazz artist and queen of the keys at Vito’s, dies at 99

Nine years ago, Greg Lundgren was in the thick of renovating Vito’s, the classic restaurant on Seattle’s First Hill, when a 90-year-old woman walked into the construction mess and demanded a job. “I want to play here,” Ruby Bishop told him. Lundgren had never heard of the tiny woman with the long fingers, even though Ms.

Coming this summer, all the old dudes

But ageism is one of the many -isms that have been rightfully put out to pasture in the modern era. We’ve grown accustomed to the constant stream of classic rock geriatrics doddering across our stages, especially during the summer touring season, when the warm weather is kind to old bones.

Christmas Around the World: Moody Gardens announces 2019 Ice Land theme 6 Mins Moody Gardens announced its theme for 2019 Ice Land Thursday: Christmas Around The World.

GALVESTON, Texas - Moody Gardens announced its theme for 2019 Ice Land Thursday: Christmas Around The World. After the announcement, Moody Gardens held its annual fruit cake eating contest. When people enter the 9-degree tent, they will be welcomed by sights such as Mount Rushmore, the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Egypt.

Coffee slump reaps bitter harvest for Central American migrants

June 27, 2019. By Gustavo Palencia and Sofia Menchu. LA COLONIA, Honduras/CAMOTAN, Guatemala (Reuters) – Toward the end of 2018, Honduran coffee farmer Mario Lopez paid a human smuggler, or coyote, to take him to the United States in a bid to escape the economic ruin engulfing him at home.

Adrian Ismay murder- Accused was 'unaware of incident'

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Christopher Robinson denies killing Mr Ismay. A west Belfast man who was arrested after a bomb detonated under a prison officer's van said he had no knowledge of the incident, Belfast Crown Court has heard. Christopher Robinson, 49, from Aspen Park in....

FMQs sketch: Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right

“I do not have the number of government debates,” she said, showing her genius for the disingenuous. “But John Swinney made a statement on education reform this week.” As the opposition scoffed, the Scottish Labour leader came back with his own gag. “Not one since November 2017.

Adrian Ismay murder trial: Accused denied any knowledge of bomb attack

A west Belfast man arrested after a bomb detonated under the van of a prison officer said he had no knowledge of the incident, was not involved and was not a member of the New IRA, a court has heard. Full details of Christopher Robinson’s interviews with police emerged for the first time at Belfast....

Katie Price 'has her custom pink Volkswagen Beetle repossessed'

has reportedly had her pink Volkswagen Beetle repossessed after failing to pay a £1,300 fine from two years ago. The former glamour model, 40, who bought the vehicle back back in November 2010, is said to have originally owed £2.50 for missing out on payments for the Dartford Crossing in 2017, but costs have now spiraled to approximately £800.