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peter berg: the hollywood star, his santa monica gym and his mission to nurture


film director peter berg remembers the moment he decided he wasn’t going to close down santa monica’s wild card west boxing gym. it was 2012. berg was on location in new mexico working on the war movie “lone survivor” when his assistant phoned, crying hysterically.the assistant had bad news, telling berg on a friday that a sewage pipe had exploded, that the downstairs was flooded, and that he should “get out here now!”“i flew back saturday. there was no one to clean it up but me,” berg said. “so i got someone from work, we got into some rubber suits and hosed it down.“after we disinfected the whole thing, i came back to the gym on sunday, sitting there, thinking, ‘i can’t do this. it’s too much work, the business is shady as it is. …’ i got a little emotional and decided i’m going to close






this week in the trump administration with rebecca berg


rebecca berg is a national political reporter at realclear politics and a political analyst at cnn. she sits down with mary katharine ham on this episode of federalist radio to recap this week’s news from the white house including: trump’s budget, the health care bill, the upcoming scotus confirmation hearing, and the hiring of omarosa.even though budgets coming from the president’s office rarely pass congress, anger heightened this week over the cutting of funding for pbs and meals on wheels. “even when we are talking about a budget that will never pass, we still can’t talk in a mature way about making priorities in a budget, which is what budgets are supposed to be,” ham said.berg shares her reporting on the relationship between donald trump and his former “apprentice” contestant, omaros






at cost-plagued uw dentistry school, deficit now totals $35 million


the school’s dean said he plans dramatic change. privately, some faculty say the administration is not focusing on the biggest problem: the 6-year-old center for pediatric dentistry, which is losing the most money.almost a year after the university of washington mapped out a financial recovery plan for the deficit-ridden school of dentistry, the school’s red ink has grown by another $6 million, and now totals $35 million.to try to erase the shortfall, the school is freezing reserves and most staff hiring, as well as travel and expenditures for conferences, food and beverages. it has audited its books, and hired a comptroller to oversee expenses.dentistry school dean joel berg said he plans to reorganize the school. “it must dramatically change,” he said.privately, some faculty say the admi






man carjacked in hopkins, robbed; suspect leaves coat, hat in car


a man was carjacked from hopkins to brooklyn park and robbed, and police have a couple of promising leads in their effort to find the gunman -- his jacket and winter hat.the suspect left those items in the car after fleeing upon arrival to his destination, said hopkins police sgt. michael gl berg.police are offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the case being solved, gl berg said.the victim, a 56-year-old man, was leaving an apartment building in the 700 block of bridge street about midnight jan. 21, when the suspect pestered him for a ride while they were both in an elevator. the man told him no.the suspect followed the man to his car and got in the back seat, then hit him over the head with a handgun and ordered him to drive him to brooklyn park. the gunman got out but l






pbell mans pulls woman out of flooded los gatos creek


a resident pulled an elderly woman to safety from the los gatos creek in pbell thursday morning.george bell, the 75-year-old rescuer, said he was walking along the trail near highway 17 when he saw an elderly woman riding her bicycle on the flooded trail north of the pedestrian bridge. the woman and her bike fell into the creek, bell said.“i tried yelling to get her attention,” bell said. “she kept riding and the water was getting deeper.” pbell police capt. gary berg said a portion of the trail had been closed off to the public with cones and signs warning of flooding. berg added the creek had risen to a level where it was spilling over onto the trail.p ersby shawna casey and barret scott, who were on the opposite side of the creek, said they saw the woman fall into the water and watched






lawyer to panel: no promises to 'making a murderer' inmate


chicago — state attorneys tried to persuade a panel of federal appellate judges that a wisconsin inmate featured in the netflix series "making a murderer" made a voluntary confession and was properly convicted.brendan dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in connection with teresa halbach's death two years earlier. dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, steven avery, rape and kill halbach in the avery family's manitowoc county salvage yard. avery was sentenced to life in prison in a separate trial.a federal magistrate judge overturned dassey's conviction in august, ruling investigators took advantage of the then-16-year-old dassey's cognitive disabilities and tricked him into confessing with false promises that he would be all right. the state department of justice has appeal






small business sues to stop misrouted medical faxes


a milwaukee publisher has been faxed private medical records for more than a year that should have gone to an ohio company.(p o: getty images) 6 connectlinkedinemailmoremilwaukee — if you fax private medical information to a health mana ent company in ohio, you don't expect it to arrive instead at a small publishing firm in milwaukee.but that's exactly what has been happening since the summer of 2015.craig berg, owner of moose moss press, has tried to make it stop, but the wayward faxes just keep on coming.it might be comical if it weren't for the penalties berg could face for possessing patient health records. there are  rules about that, and wisconsin law says you can be nailed for $25,000 per offense."if you multiply that by the outrageous number of people who keep faxing him this infor






publishing firm sues to stop medical faxes it has mistakenly received since 2015


a milwaukee publisher has been faxed private medical records for more than a year that should have gone to an ohio company.(p o: getty images) 10 connectlinkedinemailmoremilwaukee — if you fax private medical information to a health mana ent company in ohio, you don't expect it to arrive instead at a small publishing firm in milwaukee.but that's exactly what has been happening since the summer of 2015.craig berg, owner of moose moss press, has tried to make it stop, but the wayward faxes just keep on coming.it might be comical if it weren't for the penalties berg could face for possessing patient health records. there are  rules about that, and wisconsin law says you can be nailed for $25,000 per offense."if you multiply that by the outrageous number of people who keep faxing him this info






publishing firm sues to stop medical faxes it has mistakenly received since 2015


a milwaukee publisher has been faxed private medical records for more than a year that should have gone to an ohio company.(p o: getty images) 11 connectlinkedinemailmoremilwaukee — if you fax private medical information to a health mana ent company in ohio, you don't expect it to arrive instead at a small publishing firm in milwaukee.but that's exactly what has been happening since the summer of 2015.craig berg, owner of moose moss press, has tried to make it stop, but the wayward faxes just keep on coming.it might be comical if it weren't for the penalties berg could face for possessing patient health records. there are  rules about that, and wisconsin law says you can be nailed for $25,000 per offense."if you multiply that by the outrageous number of people who keep faxing him this info






publishing firm sues to stop medical faxes it has mistakenly received since 2015


a milwaukee publisher has been faxed private medical records for more than a year that should have gone to an ohio company.(p o: getty images) 11 connectlinkedinemailmoremilwaukee — if you fax private medical information to a health mana ent company in ohio, you don't expect it to arrive instead at a small publishing firm in milwaukee.but that's exactly what has been happening since the summer of 2015.craig berg, owner of moose moss press, has tried to make it stop, but the wayward faxes just keep on coming.it might be comical if it weren't for the penalties berg could face for possessing patient health records. there are  rules about that, and wisconsin law says you can be nailed for $25,000 per offense."if you multiply that by the outrageous number of people who keep faxing him this info






publishing firm sues to stop medical faxes misrouted to it since 2015


a milwaukee publisher has been faxed private medical records for more than a year that should have gone to an ohio company.(p o: getty images) 7 connectlinkedinemailmoremilwaukee — if you fax private medical information to a health mana ent company in ohio, you don't expect it to arrive instead at a small publishing firm in milwaukee.but that's exactly what has been happening since the summer of 2015.craig berg, owner of moose moss press, has tried to make it stop, but the wayward faxes just keep on coming.it might be comical if it weren't for the penalties berg could face for possessing patient health records. there are  rules about that, and wisconsin law says you can be nailed for $25,000 per offense."if you multiply that by the outrageous number of people who keep faxing him this infor






‘patriots day’ highlights the power of the human spirit with only a few distract


director peter berg and star mark wahlberg team-up again (lone survivor, deepwater horizon) for an engaging and entertaining tribute to the survivors and those killed in the boston marathon bombing of 2013. patriots day centers on the fallout and investigation which followed this horrific terrorist attack.on patriots’ day, april 15, 2013, near the finish line of the boston marathon, two pressure cooker bombs exploded about 12 seconds apart, killing three civilians and injuring an estimated 264 others causing the loss of blood and limbs.wahlberg headlines a great cast which includes: kevin bacon as special agent richard deslauriers, john goodman as commissioner ed davis, and rachel brosnahan and christopher o’shea as two of the bombing victims jessica kensky and patrick downes.the worst par






‘patriots day’ highlights the power of the human spirit with only a few distract


director peter berg and star mark wahlberg team-up again (lone survivor, deepwater horizon) for an engaging and entertaining tribute to the survivors and those killed in the boston marathon bombing of 2013. patriots day centers on the fallout and investigation which followed this horrific terrorist attack.on patriots’ day, april 15, 2013, near the finish line of the boston marathon, two pressure cooker bombs exploded about 12 seconds apart, killing three civilians and injuring an estimated 264 others causing the loss of blood and limbs.wahlberg headlines a great cast which includes: kevin bacon as special agent richard deslauriers, john goodman as commissioner ed davis, and rachel brosnahan and christopher o’shea as two of the bombing victims jessica kensky and patrick downes.the worst par






ball greezy serves up a mixtape for the lovers, ‘bae day’


miami rapper ball greezy has been in the lab cooking up something special for the lovers out there. in honor of valentine’s day, greezy dropped off his latest mixtape called bae day. the 10-track project is a collection of love songs for all couples celebrating the emotional holiday whether they’re in the hood or not. read: ball greezy airs out his frustrations with life in his ‘feel my pain 2′ mixtapebae day features a couple of dade county’s favorite mc’s like billy blue and ice billion berg just to name a few, but what stands out about the tape is the play on love songs of the past like usher’s “nice & slow,” aaliyah’s “come over” and webbie’s “i miss you.” the ultimate mixtape for your valentine’s day festivities has a song for lovers to vibe with and get freaky to. stream ball gre






‘patriots day’ highlights the power of the human spirit with only a few distract


director peter berg and star mark wahlberg team-up again (lone survivor, deepwater horizon) for an engaging and entertaining tribute to the survivors and those killed in the boston marathon bombing of 2013. patriots day centers on the fallout and investigation which followed this horrific terrorist attack.on patriots’ day, april 15, 2013, near the finish line of the boston marathon, two pressure cooker bombs exploded about 12 seconds apart, killing three civilians and injuring an estimated 264 others causing the loss of blood and limbs.wahlberg headlines a great cast which includes: kevin bacon as special agent richard deslauriers, john goodman as commissioner ed davis, and rachel brosnahan and christopher o’shea as two of the bombing victims jessica kensky and patrick downes.the worst par






off-white teams up with boys noize for "mayday" collection


virgil abloh collaborated with his music partner boys noize for the “mayday” collection featuring a t-shirt, hoodie and anorak. the launch of the exclusive collaboration goes down tuesday (mar. 7) with a private party during paris fashion week including appearances by both artists.read: kanye west unveils 40 minute remix to ‘father stretch my hands’the collection will be available at off-white flagship stores located in hong kong, singapore and tokyo, as well as on their official website. a download code will be available with every purchase of the recently released mayday remix ep, which includes an unreleased bonus track produced by boys noize and virgil abloh.read: virgil abloh & guillaume berg return with second collaborative project, off-white ℅ bmccredit: off-whitecredit: off-white






amazon plans 5,000 new jobs in uk


image copyrightgetty imagesonline retail giant amazon has said it will create 5,000 new full-time jobs in the uk this year.the firm said it was looking for a range of staff including software developers and warehouse staff.there will be jobs at amazon's head office in london, as well as in the edinburgh customer service centre and in three new warehouses.the recruitment will take amazon's workforce in the uk to more than 24,000.doug gurr, the head of amazon's uk business, said: "we are creating thousands of new uk jobs including hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities as we continue to innovate for our customers and provide them with even faster delivery, more selection and better value."the company is opening three new warehouses, or what it calls "fulfilment centres", in tilbury, doncas






amazon plans 5,000 new jobs in uk


image copyrightgetty imagesonline retail giant amazon has said it will create 5,000 new full-time jobs in the uk this year.the firm said it was looking for a range of staff including software developers and warehouse staff.there will be jobs at amazon's head office in london, as well as in the edinburgh customer service centre and in three new warehouses.the recruitment will take amazon's workforce in the uk to more than 24,000.doug gurr, the head of amazon's uk business, said: "we are creating thousands of new uk jobs including hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities as we continue to innovate for our customers and provide them with even faster delivery, more selection and better value."the company is opening three new warehouses, or what it calls "fulfilment centres", in tilbury, doncas






amazon plans 5,000 new posts in uk


image copyrightgetty imagesonline retail giant amazon has said it will create 5,000 new full-time jobs in the uk this year.the firm said it was looking for a range of staff including software developers and warehouse staff.there will be jobs at amazon's head office in london, as well as in the edinburgh customer service centre and in three new warehouses.the recruitment will take amazon's workforce in the uk to more than 24,000.doug gurr, the head of amazon's uk business, said: "we are creating thousands of new uk jobs including hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities as we continue to innovate for our customers and provide them with even faster delivery, more selection and better value."the company is opening three new warehouses, or what it calls "fulfilment centres", in tilbury, doncas






amazon plans 5,000 new posts in uk


image copyrightgetty imagesonline retail giant amazon has said it will create 5,000 new full-time jobs in the uk this year.the firm said it was looking for a range of staff including software developers and warehouse staff.there will be jobs at amazon's head office in london, as well as in the edinburgh customer service centre and in three new warehouses.the recruitment will take amazon's workforce in the uk to more than 24,000.doug gurr, the head of amazon's uk business, said: "we are creating thousands of new uk jobs including hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities as we continue to innovate for our customers and provide them with even faster delivery, more selection and better value."the company is opening three new warehouses, or what it calls "fulfilment centres", in tilbury, doncas






frank lloyd wright house in st. louis park can be yours for $1.39m


want to own a piece of architectural history? a house designed by the renowned frank lloyd wright in st. louis park can be yours for $1.395 million. it’s one of only nine surviving wright houses in minnesota.built in 1960 when the prairie school architect was almost 90, the house has many of the features that characterize his work, including a deep sloping eave, dramatic windows that showcase views of its meadow site, and even wright-designed built-ins, including a desk and cabinets.but it’s atypical in one respect — it’s one of the few wright houses with a basement. the architect wasn’t thrilled about including one, according to the original owners, but the couple insisted they needed additional room for their four children.the three-bedroom house has 2,647 square feet and is set on 3.77






appeals court hears arguments about brendan dassey, featured in "making a murder


chicago -- state attorneys tried to persuade a panel of federal appellate judges that a wisconsin inmate featured in the netflix series “making a murderer” made a voluntary confession and was properly convicted. brendan dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in connection with teresa halbach’s death two years earlier. dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, steven avery, rape and kill halbach in the avery family’s manitowoc county salvage yard. avery was sentenced to life in prison in a separate trial. playvideocbsn"making a murderer" subject's conviction overturned the netflix hit "making a murderer" focused on the murder case involving brendan dassey. dassey's conviction was overturned after the defense dec... a federal magistrate judge overturned dassey’s conviction in augus






couple hired hitman for their exes at olive garden


(newser) – the olive garden isn't exactly the place that comes to mind when one thinks of "best spot to meet your hitman," but police allege that's exactly what happened in texas. a houston couple have been charged with solicitation of capital murder in connection with an alleged plot to have both their exes killed. the chronicle reports veterinarian valerie mcdaniel, 48 and mother to an 8-year-old, and her live-in boyfriend, leon jacob, 39, appeared before a judge monday in the case. mcdaniel's bail was set at $50,000; jacob was denied bail, because (warning: convoluted) he was already on bail, having been charged with stalking and assaulting his ex-girlfriend. hence, in his case, the hitman, or so a probable cause statement cited by click2houston asserts: jacob "says he was looking for s






cory gardner's failure to show up for town hall with constituents (2 letters)


andy colwell, special to the denver postlafayette mayor christine berg stands next to a cardboard cutout of u.s. sen. cory gardner during a town hall meeting at byers middle school in denver last friday. organizers said the meeting was held as a response to gardner’s refusal to meet face-to-face with constituents in a similar meeting format.re: “cardboard cory gardner not ideal,” feb. 27 editorial. your defense of sen. cory gardner is indefensible. need i remind the the denver post that our democracy is based upon the premise of representation of the people? during last friday’s town hall, gardner was elsewhere and obviously pandering to ceos and business entities rather than where he belongs, facing his constituents who want answers that directly affect their personal lives.rather than st






okta scoops up stormpath team to ramp up identity platform for developers


with more and more companies turn to developers to help build their technology strategies, the identity management firm okta is aiming to boost its relationship with the developer community.to that end, the company has recruited the team from stormpath, an identity management company for api software, to help grow its identity platform for developers. about 35 stormpath employees are joining okta, including its co-founders, stormpath ceo alex salazar and cto les hazelwood.what's hot on zdnetthe deal between okta and stormpath is not quite an acqui-hire. while it's bringing on the stormpath team, okta is also licensing stormpath technology and working with stormpath to transition its customers to okta. "it's a slightly atypical deal in a good way, in the fact that they are every bit as focu






okta scoops up stormpath team to ramp up identity platform for developers


with more and more companies turn to developers to help build their technology strategies, the identity management firm okta is aiming to boost its relationship with the developer community.to that end, the company has recruited the team from stormpath, an identity management company for api software, to help grow its identity platform for developers. about 35 stormpath employees are joining okta, including its co-founders, stormpath ceo alex salazar and cto les hazelwood.the deal between okta and stormpath is not quite an acqui-hire. while it's bringing on the stormpath team, okta is also licensing stormpath technology and working with stormpath to transition its customers to okta. "it's a slightly atypical deal in a good way, in the fact that they are every bit as focused and deep in ide






gennady golovkin doubts canelo alvarez's intentions, but not daniel jacobs' vali


gennady golovkin said that, for the first time in as long as he can remember, “i don’t know who wins” when he meets fellow world boxing assn. middleweight champion daniel jacobs on march 18.“i see him as having the same speed, the same boxing iq,” golovkin told the los angeles times on thursday in an interview at film director peter berg’s wild card west boxing club in santa monica.“it’s a very interesting fight, more interesting than the last couple guys for me. and after so much talk — like with canelo [alvarez] — daniel just said, ‘ok, this is better for me to fight now … i’m getting help from [trainer] virgil hunter, [unbeaten, three-belt light-heavyweight champion] andre ward.’ … so i know everybody wants to beat me now, so it’s more motivation.”three-belt middleweight world champion






black fraternity drama 'burning sands' rehashes abusive hazing rituals


that picked-over sub-genre known as the frat hazing drama (see 2016’s “goat”) finds a new pledge in “burning sands,” but aside from being set at a black college, this achingly earnest first feature by gerard mcmurray really adds nothing new to the rites-of-passage syllabus.“it’s all about the brotherhood,” declares zurich (trevor jackson), a frederick douglass university freshman intent on seeing through what his father wasn’t able to complete by getting initiated into the lambda phi fraternity.first, of course, he must get through hell week, and although there are strict anti-hazing policies in place, they ultimately fail to shield z and his buddies from suffering the usual abuses at the hands of those increasingly sadistic frat brothers, forcing him to reassess his moral obligations.dire






colorado constituents vs. a cardboard cutout of sen. cory gardner (6 letters)


andy colwell, special to the denver postlafayette mayor christine berg looks at the cardboard cutout of u.s. sen. cory gardner set up in the gymnasium of byers middle school while speaking about civic engagement during an “in absentia” town hall meeting directed at the senator, who was invited to attend but did not respond to the invitation. organizers said the meeting was held as a response to gardner’s refusal to meet face-to-face with constituents in a similar meeting format.re: “gardner refuses town hall, colorado resistance organizations host one instead,” feb. 24 news story. on feb. 24, i joined 1,575 coloradans at a town hall with sen. cory gardner, who declined to attend. it was organized by citizen groups because coloradans have a desire to have our real concerns acknowledged by o






l.a.'s next great singer-songwriter? it might be ethan gruska


vintage keyboards. motorized percussion gizmos. a gleaming guitar once played by glen campbell.these treasured musical instruments, along with many others, fill nearly every square inch of the small, gear-choked brentwood studio where ethan gruska recorded his debut solo album.yet the young singer-songwriter used hardly any of them.as half of the acclaimed sibling duo the belle brigade, gruska turned heads a few years ago with a glossy, highly detailed sound that earned him and his sister, barbara, admiring comparisons to the beach boys and the eagles. their approach seemed to suit two children of show business whose father, jay gruska, writes music for television, and whose maternal grandfather is the famous film composer john williams.but for “slowmotionary,” due friday on sire records,






black fraternity drama 'burning sands' rehashes abusive hazing rituals


that picked-over sub-genre known as the frat hazing drama (see 2016’s “goat”) finds a new pledge in “burning sands,” but aside from being set at a black college, this achingly earnest first feature by gerard mcmurray really adds nothing new to the rites-of-passage syllabus.“it’s all about the brotherhood,” declares zurich (trevor jackson), a frederick douglass university freshman intent on seeing through what his father wasn’t able to complete by getting initiated into the lambda phi fraternity.first, of course, he must get through hell week, and although there are strict anti-hazing policies in place, they ultimately fail to shield z and his buddies from suffering the usual abuses at the hands of those increasingly sadistic frat brothers, forcing him to reassess his moral obligations.dire






carlson rezidor group reports more hotel openings but flat revenue


carlson rezidor hotel group said tuesday it opened the most hotels since the great recession but experienced a marginal decline in revenue last year.the group, which is known for its country inns & suites and radisson brands, said it opened 77 hotels worldwide, the most since 2009, and signed 122 new properties last year. currently, its portfolio includes 1,143 hotels and more than 180,000 rooms.revenue was $7.2 billion in 2016, down from $7.3 billion in 2015.the results come a few months after chinese conglomerate hna tourism group co. took a controlling stake in minnetonka-based carlson in december."i am delighted to join this organization and look forward to working with the leaders of our regions and strengthening our partnership with rezidor on developing strategies that further posit






frank gehry's new jewel-box concert hall in the heart of berlin


frank gehry once heard fellow architect philip johnson say that the purest form of exploration in their profession, their version of a blank canvas or a single sheet of paper, was the one-room building. to back up the theory, he cited istanbul’s hagia sophia, france’schartres cathedral and — modesty never being johnson’s strong suit — his own 1949 glass house in new canaan, conn.gehry took the idea to heart, designing a series of houses that were miniature villages in which each room became, in essence, its own structure. but he’s never had a chance to explore the potential of single-room architecture quite as directly as in pierre boulez hall in berlin, which he designed in collaboration with pianist and conductor daniel barenboim.the project has been one of near-obsessive interest over t






frank gehry's new jewel-box concert hall in the heart of berlin


frank gehry once heard fellow architect philip johnson say that the purest form of exploration in their profession, their version of a blank canvas or a single sheet of paper, was the one-room building. to back up the theory, he cited istanbul’s hagia sophia, france’schartres cathedral and — modesty never being johnson’s strong suit — his own 1949 glass house in new canaan, conn.gehry took the idea to heart, designing a series of houses that were miniature villages in which each room became, in essence, its own structure. but he’s never had a chance to explore the potential of single-room architecture quite as directly as in pierre boulez hall in berlin, which he designed in collaboration with pianist and conductor daniel barenboim.the project has been one of near-obsessive interest over t






judges question investigators' conduct in brendan dassey case


closeskip in skipxembedxshare making a murderer star brendan dassey won a court ruling which may grant him a new trial. he is currently serving a life sentence, along with his uncle steven avery, for the 2005 murder of teresa halbach. brendan dassey is escorted into court for his sentencing aug. 2, 2007, in manitowoc, wis. the 7th u.s. circuit court of appeals in chicago heard the state of wisconsin's appeal of a federal magistrate judge's ruling that overturned dassey's conviction.(photo: eric young, ap) 94 connectlinkedinemailmorechicago — reading into the minds of federal appeals court judges is something of a parlor game: you can't conclude by the questions they ask attorneys during oral arguments which way they are likely to rule on a case.nevertheless, an attorney for the state of wi






judges question investigators' conduct in brendan dassey case


closeskip in skipxembedxshare making a murderer star brendan dassey won a court ruling which may grant him a new trial. he is currently serving a life sentence, along with his uncle steven avery, for the 2005 murder of teresa halbach. brendan dassey is escorted into court for his sentencing aug. 2, 2007, in manitowoc, wis. the 7th u.s. circuit court of appeals in chicago heard the state of wisconsin's appeal of a federal magistrate judge's ruling that overturned dassey's conviction.(photo: eric young, ap) 50 connectlinkedinemailmorechicago — reading into the minds of federal appeals court judges is something of a parlor game: you can't conclude by the questions they ask attorneys during oral arguments which way they are likely to rule on a case.nevertheless, an attorney for the state of wi






twin cities area book events march 5-12


tom glaser: "full heart living." 2 p.m. today. barnes & noble, har mar mall, 2100 n. snelling av., [email protected]: a discussion on f. scott fitzgerald's work. 4 p.m. today. university club of st. paul, 420 summit av., st. paul.heid e. erdrich: poetry reading. 4 p.m. today. bockley gallery, 2123 w. 21st st., mpls.mill city reading series: 6 p.m. today. magers & quinn, 3038 hennepin av. s., mpls.yaa gyasi: "homegoing." 6 p.m. mon. $5. st. andrew lutheran church, 13600 technology dr., eden prairie; 2 p.m. tue. coffman memorial union, university of minnesota, 300 washington av. se., mpls.christina baker kline: "a piece of the world." 7 p.m. mon. barnes & noble, galleria, 3225 w. 69th st., edina. with greer macallister: 7 p.m. tue. river falls library, 140 union st., river falls, wis.






how filmmakers made an oil rig explode in 'deepwater horizon'


every year, five films are nominated for an academy award in the “visual effects” category. each of the projects nominated this year offer a unique, inside look at the amazing tricks filmmakers and their talented effects teams use to pull off the visual spectacles that make for a big-screen blockbuster. in recognition of these five films — and one of our favorite oscar categories — we’re putting the spotlight on one “visual effects” nominee each day leading up to sunday’s broadcast, and taking a closer look at what made them stand out.first up is the real-world drama deepwater horizon, which recreated one of the most devastating ecological disasters of the modern era by combining a monstrous set with highly advanced software and an explosive attention to detail.the use of visual effects is






peek inside the mary tyler moore house, on sale for $1.7 million


the 9,500-square-foot minneapolis mansion that served as the home of mary richards in “the mary tyler moore show” remains on the market with a steadily falling price.moore, the namesake star of the 1970s sitcom, died jan. 25. she was 80.built in 1900, the turreted queen anne victorian on a 0.35-acre lot has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.it went on the market in june 2012, for $2.895 million. the price has dropped since then in a series of reductions and is now listed for $1.695 million.the house in the kenwood neighborhood was featured in the opening credits of “the mary tyler moore show.” while moore’s mary richards character was said to live in the third-floor apartment, in reality it was a single-family home at the time.the windows of the real home’s third floor roughly match the wi






former nsa lawyer says us border plans to demand browser history, phone data wou


(image: file p o) new york -- a former senior lawyer for the national security agency has called plans to force visitors to the us to turn over contacts lists, browsing histories, and social media data "tremendously intrusive" and "grossly overbroad." april doss, former ociate general counsel for intelligence law at the national security agency, argued in a phone call that such a move would almost certainly be unlawful.read more: a second former nsa lawyer, susan hennessey, appeared to concur. in a tweet, she said that "when april said something violated the law, that was the end of discussion." cnn reported sunday that white house policy director stephen miller said trump administration officials are "discussing the possibility of asking foreign visitors to disclose all websites and soci