The 1980s weren’t exactly a high point for the automotive industry. Fuel restrictions cut power, and design during this time fell to an all-time low for many mass produced cars. That’s why it seems ever so strange that a 1980 Cadillac DeVille has been stolen not once, not twice, but five times over the last five years.
Retired Rev. Edward Moore says the car has been stolen each time from an assisted living center for senior citizens in San Antonio, Texas, according to local KSAT12
This time, the car was found on an empty tank of gas, and Moore had to pay to have the car towed to a gas station. He also needs to use a screw driver to start the 1980 Cadillac DeVille since the steering column, which has been replaced before, has been smashed open yet again during the theft.
Police have said it’s not uncommon
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Today is Sunday, Aug. 7, the 220th day of 2016. There are 146 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Aug. 7, 1789, the U.S. Department of War was established by Congress.
On this date:
In 1782, Gen. George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and noncommissioned officers.
In 1882, the famous feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky erupted into full-scale violence.
In 1927, the already opened Peace Bridge connecting Buffalo, New York, and Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, was officially dedicated.
In 1942, U.S. and other allied forces landed at Guadalcanal, marking the start of the first major allied offensive in the Pacific during World War II. (Japanese forces abandoned the island the following February.)
In 1959, the United States launched the Explorer 6 satellite, which sent back images of Earth.
In 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution,
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In early 1977, allegations about an assistant scoutmaster having sex with boys rocked the old St. Joseph’s Church in Haverhill, then home for Boy Scout Troop 27.
Stories grew rampant about the 27-year-old scout leader inviting boys to stay overnight at his home, where indecent exposure and fondling were common. One boy accused the troop leader of performing “an unnatural act” on him.
A father who was on the troop committee consulted with a lawyer and the police for assistance after reporting that his son was a victim of sexual abuse by an adult leader “who should not be allowed to stay in scouting.”
But despite the controversy, police never prosecuted the assistant scoutmaster for the alleged sexual crimes. Neither he nor the Boy Scouts were named as defendants in any lawsuits.
When confronted by the chairman of the troop committee, the man refused to meet with the committee to discuss the allegations, resigned
... read more at: http://www.eagletribune.com/news/local_news/boy-scout-perversion-files-list-several-ex-leaders-from-area/article_43822c66-8e8d-5ec4-89e7-f8d6065f40b5.html
Holly Stam, an eighth grader at Waring School, has been invited to take part in the U14 National Team training camp in Portland, Oregon on June 1-8. The Ipswich resident has played club soccer with Aztec since she was on the U11 team.
Stam is one of 48 elite players including five goalkeepers invited to the camp. The girls will stay in dorms and work with Youth National Team coach April Kater and other members of the U.S. soccer coaching staff. Stam was identified as one of the top players in the country in her age group and received a letter from Whitney Stipetich, director of soccer operations at the University of Portland.
The philosophy of identifying talent has been changed and the focus is more on the grassroots level now. Instead of one large camp for a hundred players this year there will be three, including another in Florida later this
... read more at: http://www.salemnews.com/sports/waring-s-stam-invited-to-u-national-camp/article_5d406eaf-e088-5bde-969f-9bf72797543b.html
The glory is gone but the adrenaline still flows a bit and the competitive enjoyment remains for Andover’s Ralph Bakkensen.
The 64-year-old attorney is a former shot putter and discus thrower from track crazy (Portland) Oregon who was a state high school champion and then threw at Stanford courtesy of a full track and field scholarship.
Back then, track and field was in his blood, thanks largely to his older brother by seven years, John, who was a discus star in high school and later went to Harvard, where he set numerous school records in the throwing events. He had a best throw of 201-1 and just missed making the Olympic team.
“He was my idol, my champion, and I wanted to be like him,” said Bakkensen, who specialized more in the shot put “because my grandmother said we shouldn’t be competing in the same event.”
“I wanted to be like him and, while
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BOSTON — There isn’t anything holding Shalane Flanagan back from returning to next year’s Boston Marathon. She made it clear a year ago that she’ll continue to run her hometown race until she wins and after yesterday’s finish it would seem as though Flanagan will be back again.
The 33-year-old Marblehead native, who finished the 119th Boston Marathon in ninth place in the women’s elite race with a time of 2:27.47, hasn’t lived in Massachusetts for several years but still considers herself a hometown girl.
“I love you Boston. Thank you for getting me through a tough run. So proud of the Americans, especially Desiree Linden,” Flanagan tweeted after the race.
It was the fifth year in a row that a Kenyan has won the women’s Boston Marahton. This time it was Caroline Rotich, who wore the gold olive wreaths around her head after clocking in at 2:24.55. The winner battled down Boylston
... read more at: http://www.salemnews.com/sports/marblehead-s-flanagan-finishes-ninth-at-th-boston-marathon/article_ec757b36-8410-5e21-a5ae-5b854656c2b0.html
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A train towing a highly volatile type of oil derailed Friday in Oregon’s scenic Columbia River Gorge, igniting a fire that sent a plume of black smoke high into the sky and spurring evacuations and road closures.
Eleven cars derailed in the 96-car Union Pacific train and at least one ignited, releasing oil alongside tracks that parallel the region’s treasured Columbia River, said Aaron Hunt, a spokesman for the railroad. All the cars were carrying Bakken oil, a type of oil that is more flammable because it has a higher gas content and vapor pressure and lower flash point than other varieties.
The accident immediately drew reaction from environmentalists who said oil should not be transported by rail, particularly along a river that is a hub of recreation and commerce.
“Moving oil by rail constantly puts our communities and environment at risk,” said Jared Margolis, an attorney at the
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The North Shore is among the many areas around the country playing catch-up in the craft brewery game, after experiencing the setback nearly one century ago that was 13 years of prohibition in 1920. At least that’s Chris Lohring’s theory.
And he’s someone who is very much in the game now: he’s opening the Notch brewery and tap room in Salem soon.
“We’re getting our beer culture back,” he said.
The spread of craft breweries seems to tap into consumers’ desires to know what they’re buying, to buy it locally and to have an enjoyable experience. As for municipalities, they’re working to ease the way for similar businesses to fill a need for mixed-use ventures and to attract local residents as well as tourists.
That’s why Peabody is crafting a special permit to allow breweries, distilleries and wineries to set up shop in the city, said Karen Sawyer Conard, director of community development and planning.
... read more at: http://www.salemnews.com/news/a-new-permit-is-brewing-in-peabody/article_9ee16daa-bfcf-55d3-816c-66e14eba0464.html
Ready to feel old? The original Ghostbusters arrived in theaters 32 years ago. Now, in 2016, Columbia Picture’s has brought the film back for a reboot, featuring a cast of all women busters.
Autoweek received an invitation to check out what the female Ghostbusters would be rolling in to take care of the undead problem this time around, and it’s still a Cadillac.
“I love how in the original movie they had the old car from the ’50s,” Ghostbusters director Paul Feig told Autoweek in an exclusive interview.
“I like the idea that they don’t have any money,” Feig explained about the all-girl crew in the new film. “The Ghostbusters are kind of scrappy and pull something together and so I felt like, ‘What’s the era that we would pull from?”
And so, the film crew landed this 1982 Cadillac hearse to become the new Ecto-1.
“I just I like those mid-’80s
... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2016/03/battling-the-undead-meet-the-new-ghostbusters-ecto-1/