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image copyrightmoviestore/rex/shutterstockimage caption the 1984 film starred kevin bacon, as a teenager who rebels against a small town that's banned dancing kick off your sunday shoes... footloose is about to enter the us national recording registry, which preserves records of great cultural significance.kenny loggins' classic is one of 25 recordings selected for recognition this year, alongside chic's le freak and fleetwood mac's rumours album.footloose, taken from the movie of the same name, was a global smash in 1984."it's almost like the national anthem," loggins once said, "because you've got to get up to dance when it's on"."i've got no problem with that. for me in my career, it's my johnny b. goode."skip youtube post by kennylogginsvevowarning: third party content may contain adve






ancient manuscripts in iraq saved from isil | news


when the islamic state of iraq and the levant (isil, also known as isis) was trying to carve out its own caliphate four years ago, its members destroyed thousands of christian and muslim relics and monuments.but dominican friar najeeb michaeel managed to pack some rare manuscripts and 16th-century books and smuggle them out of isil battlegrounds.with the help of other dominican priests, he moved them to erbil's oriental manuscript digitisation centre.father najeeb is now training helpers, who will ensure digital copies are preserved for posterity, and the originals returned to their owners.al jazeera's paul chaderjian reports.






seattle’s footloose sailing club: ‘leave your disability at the dock’


bob ewing is a paraplegic, but he’s never let that get in the way of his joy of sailing. he co-founded a nonprofit, footloose sailing association, that helps others like him do the same.bob ewing rolls up to his sailboat in his wheelchair with the nonchalance of a seasoned sailor.he parks the chair alongside the 22-foot boat, anchors it to the dock, lifts his paralyzed legs over the boat’s gunwale and, with the help of a volunteer, slides his lanky frame off the chair and into the cockpit.as he settles in at the helm, he turns to his sailing companions on the dock, inviting them to ditch their crutches and wheelchairs and slide aboard.faster than you can sing a sea shanty, they’re in the boat and heading out for a two-hour sail on lake washington.most read storiesunlimited digital access.






110 million-year-old dinosaur fossil is best ever preserved


this dinosaur fossil is so well preserved it actually looks like a statue. it’s 110 million years old, but you can still see the skin and the distinctive shape of its face.full story at youtube.more amazing nature. posted by josh urich






arts group wants president trump's border wall prototypes preserved as a na


an arts group is proposing the 30-foot prototypes near san diego be preserved as a national monument.        






she choreographed “footloose,” now this denver native is back home with “little


lynne taylor-corbett is back staging her ballet, "the little mermaid" with the colorado ballet after adventures in hollywood and on broadway.






nyc sets affordable homes record: 24,500 financed in 2017


new york — officials say new york city created or preserved over 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation's biggest city.mayor bill de blasio (dih blah'-zee-oh) is announcing the statistic tuesday. the previous record was just over 23,100, set in 1989.de blasio has made affordable housing a centerpiece of his two mayoral campaigns. the democrat was re-elected last year.the city invested over $1 billion in affordable apartments last year. the effort mostly preserved affordable homes — over 17,300 of them. another 7,200 new ones were created.nearly half the homes financed rent at levels affordable to an individual making about $33,400 per year, or $43,000 for a family of three.the city has preserved or created over 87,500 affordable homes in the last four years.






how does a 110-million-year-old dinosaur still have its skin?


this 110 million year old fossil of an armored nodosaur is now on display at a natural history museum in alberta, canada. image credit and copyright: robert clark/national geographican arresting image of a “mummified” dinosaur went viral this weekend after national geographic broke the story of the 110-million-year-old armored plant-eater, a newfound species of nodosaur whose exquisite remains are now on display in the royal tyrrell museum in alberta, canada.advertisementthe ancient animal is obviously a remarkable specimen—not just a few battered bones, but an entire creature, transformed into stone with bits of the original soft tissue still preserved. when i first saw images of the beast, which was photographed for the june issue of national geographic, i had to know how it came to be s






nyc sets affordable homes record: 24,500 financed in 2017


new york (ap) — officials say new york city created or preserved over 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation’s biggest city.mayor bill de blasio (dih blah’-zee-oh) is announcing the statistic tuesday. the previous record was just over 23,100, set in 1989.de blasio has made affordable housing a centerpiece of his two mayoral campaigns. the democrat was re-elected last year.the city invested over $1 billion in affordable apartments last year. the effort mostly preserved affordable homes — over 17,300 of them. another 7,200 new ones were created.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.nearly half the homes financed rent at levels affordable to an individual making about $33,400 per year, or $43,000 for a family of three.the city has preserved or






fun facts on spam's 80th birthday


the world-famous canned meat, spam, turns 80 years old today. and it’s as popular as ever. first introduced july 5, 1937, the preserved “spiced ham” went global during world war ii as an inexpensive yet filling meal for soldiers. in hawaii, it’s practically its own food group; cans are consumed by the millions each year on the islands, where spam musubi is a most-popular snack. want to learn more totally useless yet oh-so-fun trivia about the ultimate preserved delicacy? give our video a play, and gobble up some facts.






n.w.a., vin scully to be preserved by library of congress


washington (ap) — first it became the basis for an oscar-nominated movie. now, “straight outta compton” — the groundbreaking album from rap group n.w.a. and a one-time flashpoint in the nation’s culture wars — has been selected for the prestigious national recording registry.the album was one of 25 additions to the registry announced wednesday by the library of congress, and it wasn’t the only one with a los angeles connection. baseball play-by-play from vin scully, who retired last year after calling dodgers games for 67 years, will also join the national library’s trove of recordings, which are selected for their historical, artistic or cultural significance.the library chose scully’s call of the final meeting between the brooklyn dodgers and the new york giants at manhattan’s polo groun






n.w.a., vin scully to be preserved by library of congress


washington — first it became the basis for an oscar-nominated movie. now, "straight outta compton" — the groundbreaking album from rap group n.w.a. and a one-time flashpoint in the nation's culture wars — has been selected for the prestigious national recording registry.the album was one of 25 additions to the registry announced wednesday by the library of congress, and it wasn't the only one with a los angeles connection. baseball play-by-play from vin scully, who retired last year after calling dodgers games for 67 years, will also join the national library's trove of recordings, which are selected for their historical, artistic or cultural significance.the library chose scully's call of the final meeting between the brooklyn dodgers and the new york giants at manhattan's polo grounds in






unique copy of declaration of independence turns up in london


trove of never-before-seen marine corps films to be preserved, shared onlinetribune wire reportsnever-before-seen films of marines ramming artillery shells into large guns on the beaches of iwo jima in 1945 and standing amid sandbags during the 1968 siege of khe sanh in vietnam are part of a vast collection of silent, color footage being repaired, preserved and eventually placed online for...never-before-seen films of marines ramming artillery shells into large guns on the beaches of iwo jima in 1945 and standing amid sandbags during the 1968 siege of khe sanh in vietnam are part of a vast collection of silent, color footage being repaired, preserved and eventually placed online for... (tribune wire reports)






trump leaks state secrets and self-incriminating boasts


the old phrase “never a dull moment” should be inscribed on whatever marble monument is erected to commemorate the trump administration for a mystified posterity (“trump? president? what in god’s name were they thinking?” posterity will ask). or perhaps the words should be painted in gold over the entrance to the future trump presidential library (which won’t actually be a library, just a warehouse filled with tv screens playing reruns of “hannity” and “the apprentice”).the onslaught of far-from-dull moments has been unrelenting since jan. 20, when donald trump took the oath of office before a modestly-sized crowd that he saw as epically huge. not only has the cascade of craziness not let up, it has intensified.just in the last few days, america has been whipsawed from former-deputy atty.






scientists name newly id’d dino for ghostbusters monster


toronto (ap) — scientists in toronto have named a newly identified dinosaur after a monster from the original “ghostbusters” film.the royal ontario museum says it acquired the skeleton of zuul crurivastator (zool’ crer-uh-vas-tayt’-or) last year. the name references zuul, a dog-like monster that terrorizes characters played by sigourney weaver and rick moranis in the 1984 movie. the museum says scientists picked the name zuul based on the features of its head, which includes a short, rounded snout and prominent horns behind the eyes.the skeleton of the armored dinosaur was excavated from the judith river formation in montana. scientists say it’s one of the best preserved ankylosaurs ever found, with a complete skull and tail club and preserved soft tissues.






first step to help preserved organs survive the deep freeze


washington (ap) — deep-freezing donated organs might one day help improve the transplant supply but scientists must first figure out how to thaw the delicate tissue without it cracking. now researchers are taking a first step toward that goal, using nanotechnology to create super heaters for preserved tissue.university of minnesota researchers call their approach “nanowarming,” and they reported wednesday that it safely and rapidly thawed larger amounts of animal tissue than today’s tools can.the trick: bathe pieces of tissue in magnetic nanoparticles and then beam radiofrequency energy to activate them. the nanoparticles act like microscopic heaters, evenly warming the tissue surrounding them, concluded the research published in science translational medicine.years of additional research






‘they almost look alive’: perfectly preserved mummies teach us the history of de


hundreds of skeletons have lain scattered around a crypt beneath a church in vilnius, lithuania, for centuries. but 23 of these remains are unlike the rest: flesh wraps their bones, clothes cover their skin, and organs still fill their insides.they are mummies, and since they were recovered about five years ago, scientists have investigated their secrets, seeking insights into the lives of people in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and the diseases they suffered.“they are so well preserved that they almost look alive,” said dario piombino-mascali, an anthropologist from italy who has studied the mummies since 2011.recently, piombino-mascali and his colleagues have uncovered remnants of the smallpox virus in one of the mummies, gaining new insights into the origins of a deadly scourge that






monument status may not be best way to save sacred land – the denver post


by michelle l. price and brady mccombs, the associated pressblanding, utah — u.s. interior secretary ryan zinke said sacred tribal lands he toured monday in america’s newest and most hotly contested monument should be preserved but he questioned whether the monument designation was the right way to do it.zinke’s aerial and ground tour of the bears ears national monument was part of a review ordered by president donald trump to determine if 27 monuments were properly established.zinke spent the day getting familiar with the 1.3-million acre (5,300 square kilometers) swath of southern utah with red rock plateaus, cliffs and canyons on land considered sacred to tribes.his tour guide was utah gov. gary herbert, one of several prominent republican leaders in the state who oppose bears ears nati






debris from ghost ship fire must be preserved – the mercury news


oakland – a superior court judge on tuesday said all debris from december’s fatal ghost ship fire, dumped in both an open field and an airport hanger, must be preserved as potential evidence in wrongful death lawsuits.“it is not a clear cut situation” whether the charred material, much of it belongings of artists who lived in the unpermitted warehouse cooperative, will be needed for evidence, said judge brad seligman, as more than a dozen lawyers stood shoulder to shoulder before him.but, he added, “the material must be preserved.”with bodies of some of the 36 victims of the horrific dec. 2 blaze still inside the warehouse two days after the fire, the city had debris trucked away to clear space for recovery efforts. some was dumped behind a soccer field on oakport street; the rest in a han






looks like chicken? new feathered dinosaur discovered in china


paleontologists find a remarkably well-preserved, 125-million-year-old fossilized skeleton of the three-foot long animal.        






man arrested in 2004 florida disabled sex battery case


fort lauderdale, fla. — authorities say a 2004 florida sexual battery case involving a disabled woman has been solved with the arrest of a suspect just before he was to board a plane to haiti.the sunsentinel reports that a judge on sunday denied bail for 55-year-old pascal estime. investigators arrested estime a day earlier at fort lauderdale-hollywood international airport.estime is accused of two counts of sexual battery on a mentally defective person for allegedly assaulting a boynton beach woman 13 years ago. authorities say the assaults led to a pregnancy that was terminated, with the fetus preserved for dna evidence.the probe was renewed in 2016, leading investigators to estime, who provided a dna sample matching the preserved fetus.court records did not list an attorney for estime.






toronto scientists identified a new type of dinosaur – and they named it ‘zuul’


toronto — scientists from the royal ontario museum in toronto say they’ve identified a new species of armoured dinosaur and named it after a monster from the 1984 movie “ghostbusters.”the museum says it acquired the skeleton of zuul crurivastator last year, and calls it one of the most complete and best-preserved skeletons of this group of dinosaurs ever found.officials say it includes a complete skull and tail club, and preserved soft tissues.research on the new species, which the museum says was about the size of a white rhinoceros, is published in the may 10 issue of the open-access journal royal society open science.the museum says the 75-million year old, plant-eating dinosaur was named after “zuul,” the “ghostbusters” monster, based on the features of its well-preserved skull — a sho






doj: texts between strzok and page not preserved due to glitch in thousands of f


the breakdown was discovered during a search of communications exchanged between officials who assigned to special counsel mueller's investigation.        






cake smash: the new way to celebrate your baby's first birthday


gone are the days of balloons and a victoria sponge. if your baby is having a birthday, there's only one way to celebrate: with a cake smash.the craze started in the us, and over the past few years, parents across the uk have been joining in.a cake smash is where a one-year-old gets very messy with a cake and a professional photographer captures the moment. after that, there is often a bubble bath, which is also caught on camera for posterity.a cake smash party can cost £800. what do you think? join the conversation - find us on facebookvideo journalist: hannah gelbart






police: homeless man kept human head in campsite bucket


matthew hall placed a portion of the man's head in a container "in order for it to be preserved," according to court records.        






songs by bennett, estefan being added to recording registry


washington, d.c. — songs performed by tony bennett, gloria estefan and run-dmc are among 25 recordings being added to the national recording registry.the library of congress announced on wednesday the list of titles being honored for their cultural and historic importance to the american soundscape.bennett's standard "i left my heart in san francisco" is being added, along with "rhythm is gonna get you" by estefan and the miami sound machine, run-dmc's "raising hell" album and the soundtrack to "the sound of music."other notable entries include fleetwood mac's "rumours" album, kenny loggins' "footloose," ''le freak" by chic, kenny rogers' "the gambler" and smokey robinson's "my girl," which was sung by the temptations.






part of bridge will be preserved along purple line trail


silver spring, md. (ap) — officials say part of a historic maryland bridge that served as a lifeline to african-americans during segregation will be preserved on a recreation trail that’ll run along the future purple line.montgomery county officials say the maryland transit administration has agreed to save the steel girders from the talbot avenue bridge when it’s torn down to make way for the light-rail line.the washington post reported tuesday that longtime residents of lyttonsville, which was founded in 1853 by a free black laborer, have been fighting for years to preserve the bridge’s history.county officials closed the bridge in may after it failed a safety inspection.most read nation & world storiesunlimited digital access: $1 for 4 weekstim cupples, montgomery’s coordinator on the s






democrats want documents preserved on any russian contacts


washington — senate democrats on thursday asked the white house and law enforcement agencies to preserve all materials related to contacts between russians and individuals associated with president donald trump.the nine democratic members of the senate judiciary committee sent a letter to white house counsel donald mcgahn, and wrote similar letters to the justice department and the fbi.the letters ask for confirmation that the white house, fbi and justice department have instructed their employees to preserve all materials related to any contacts trump's administration, campaign, transition team — or anyone acting on their behalf — have had with russian government officials or its associates.the letter to mcgahn said the executive branch and congress have been investigating russia's effort






modeling the face of a 1,600-year-old mummy


this noblewoman died 1,600 years ago. her corpse is so well preserved that not only can you still see her tattoos, but also scientists were able to model her face.full story at youtube.more great science. posted by josh urich






scientists just named a newly-discovered dinosaur after a ghostbusters character


scientists found a dinosaur that reminded them of this ghostbusters character. so they named it zuul. image: sonyhopefully, this opens the door for a jurassic park and ghostbusters crossover.advertisementbecause that’s kind of what happened. cbc news reports that scientists from the royal ontario museum recently discovered the 75 million-year-old fossil of a new type of ankylosaur. when trying to name it, one of them offhandedly joked that the horned skull and long body looked like the demon dogs from ghostbusters, and so the “zuul crurivastator” was born.the skeleton is “one of the most complete and best-preserved skeletons of this group of dinosaurs ever found,” according to descriptions. it included a complete skull, tail club, and preserved soft tissues.advertisementhere’s a video wher






cake smash: the new way to celebrate your baby's first birthday


gone are the days of balloons and a victoria sponge. if your baby is having a birthday, there's only one way to celebrate: with a cake smash.the craze started in the us, and over the past few years, parents across the uk have been joining in.a cake smash is where a one-year-old gets very messy with a cake and a professional photographer captures the moment. after that, there is often a bubble bath, which is also caught on camera for posterity.a cake smash party can cost £800. have you held a cake smash party? what was your budget? whether large or small, share with us by emailing [email protected] or use this link to uploadjoin the conversation - find us on facebookvideo journalist: hannah gelbart






scientists just discovered the mother lode of pterosaur eggs, and they are over


paleontologists are reacting to the discovery of several hundred ridiculously well-preserved pterosaur eggs in china, some of them still containing the remains of embryos.“extraordinary.” “stellar.” “truly awesome.” “a world-class find.”that’s how paleontologists are reacting to the discovery of several hundred ridiculously well-preserved pterosaur eggs in china, some of them still containing the remains of embryos.“my first thought was extreme jealousy,” said david unwin, a pterosaur expert and paleobiologist at the university of leicester. “really.”to understand why unwin and others are freaking out about the discovery, published nov. 30 in the journal science, you have to first appreciate how rare pterosaur eggs are.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the pterosaur






2017 acm awards list of winners


audio gallery: david bowie, barbra streisand among additions to national recording registry the eagles, judy garland, richard pryor, talking heads and n.w.a. among artists whose landmark recordings will be preserved by the library of congress






scarlett johansson says she may run for office someday


audio gallery: david bowie, barbra streisand among additions to national recording registry the eagles, judy garland, richard pryor, talking heads and n.w.a. among artists whose landmark recordings will be preserved by the library of congress






after three years, someone actually beat threes


oh, you thought threes was just an endless little time-waster for subway rides and long lines? turns out you can actually beat the game, a feat accomplished for the first time a mere three years and four months after threes was first released.or, to be more precise, as threes co-creator greg wohlwend points out, that’s 3.33 years.the game was finished by threesporn, who managed to film the event for posterity:their final score to claim the prize was 1,594,458, which is absolutely bananas. sorry jason.advertisementadvertisementalso, maybe this is just me being weird, but while the accomplishment is amazing, the first thing i think of in a situation like this is that i’m glad whoever spent time and effort making that winning animation finally got to see someone enjoying it.






bob dylan finally collects his nobel prize for literature


audio gallery: david bowie, barbra streisand among additions to national recording registry the eagles, judy garland, richard pryor, talking heads and n.w.a. among artists whose landmark recordings will be preserved by the library of congress






canadian prime minister trudeau says canada welcomes refugees


toronto -- canadian prime minister justin trudeau has a message for refugees rejected by u.s. president donald trump: canada will welcome you. he says he also intends to talk to mr. trump about the success of canada’s refugee policy. trudeau reacted to trump’s visa ban for people from certain muslim-majority countries by tweeting urday: “to those fleeing persecution, terror & war, canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. diversity is our strength #welcometocanada.” trudeau also posted a picture of him greeting a syrian child at toronto’s airport in late 2015. trudeau oversaw the arrival of more than 39,000 syrian refugees soon after he was elected. a spokeswoman for trudeau said he has a message for trump. “the prime minister is looking forward to discussing the successes