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studebaker national museum hosts pickup truck exhibit


south bend, ind. (ap) — although chevrolet introduced the cameo carrier in 1955 as the first pickup truck marketed for everyday transport, the one currently on display at the studebaker national museum hasn’t been driven much.“i think it was only 825 miles on it when i got it from him,” ken drouse says about acquiring his 1958 cameo 20 years ago from his wife’s uncle, the vehicle’s original owner. “there might 1,250 miles on it now. . i take it to a lot of shows, but it’s a trailer queen.”with its two-tone coloring, cadillac taillights and fiberglass bed, drouse’s cameo gleams in the showroom window on the first floor of the museum as part of “keep on truckin’: the american pickup truck,” which continues through may 6.“the chevy cameo foreshadowed what we see today,” studebaker archivist a






studebaker out as merrillville school chief


the superintendent of merrillville community schools has left the district.merrillville staff members learned in a monday morning email that jeffery studebaker, 49, was out, effective monday. school board president thomas g. bainbridge sent the email, saying hilda damianick, assistant superintendent of business services, would serve as acting superintendent.bainbridge said studebaker's departure had nothing to do with his performance as the district's leader. studebaker was in the position for 19 months."it was a mutual agreement of the parties," said bainbridge."it was hard for him to keep traveling back and forth."studebaker, whose wife is a professor at purdue university, continued to commute back and forth to lafayette after he began work in merrillville in march 2016.studebaker took p






studebaker out as merrillville school chief


the superintendent of merrillville community schools has left the district.merrillville staff members learned in a monday morning email that jeffery studebaker, 49, was out, effective monday. school board president thomas g. bainbridge sent the email, saying hilda damianick, assistant superintendent of business services, would serve as acting superintendent.bainbridge said studebaker's departure had nothing to do with his performance as the district's leader. studebaker was in the position for 19 months."it was a mutual agreement of the parties," said bainbridge."it was hard for him to keep traveling back and forth."studebaker, whose wife is a professor at purdue university, continued to commute back and forth to lafayette after he began work in merrillville in march 2016.studebaker took p






pickup, dump truck crash kills 95-year-old stanley man


stanley, n.d. (ap) — a crash involving a pickup truck and a dump truck on the west edge of stanley killed the driver of the pickup.the highway patrol says the 95-year-old stanley man lost control of the pickup on a slippery u.s. highway 2 shortly before noon wednesday, and the dump truck that was following him struck his vehicle.the victim’s name wasn’t immediately released.the dump truck driver wasn’t hurt.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






lincoln museum to showcase cub-cardinals rivalry


springfield, ill. — the abraham lincoln presidential museum plans to unveil an exhibit chronicling the history of the rivalry between the chicago cubs and the st. louis cardinals.museum officials say "cubs vs. cardinals: the rivalry" was developed with the help of both teams and the national baseball hall of fame. the exhibit is to open march 24.hall of fame president jeff idelson said in a statement the intent of the exhibit is to "animate the stories associated with one of baseball's most celebrated rivalries."items planned for the exhibit includes the second-base bag stolen by the cardinals' lou brock to break the modern record for steals in a season, and the cap worn by cubs pitcher kerry wood when he struck out 20 batters.






north dakota museum adds new wwi exhibit


bismarck, n.d. (ap) — the north dakota heritage center & state museum in bismarck has opened a new world war i exhibit.the “north dakota and the great war” is one of several exhibits commemorating the 100th anniversary of the war, the minot daily news reported. it will be displayed through fall 2018.the exhibit features a variety of items from wwi including veteran uniforms. the exhibit also explains the impact the war had on north dakota and how residents supported the war effort.other wwi exhibits in the museum include an exhibit examining women’s activities in north dakota and canada, unique objects and a state archives collection of wwi propaganda posters.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeksabout 31,000 of the state’s residents served in wwi, according to the exhib






denver art museum will be the only u.s. museum to host new degas exhibit


the wide-ranging new exhibit looks at the evolution of french painter and sculptor edgar degas, known for his prolific output as much as his impact on the art world.






why 2018 will be the year of the pickup truck


ford, gm and ram are all in the pickup truck wars -- with lots of profit at stake        






elon musk promises to make a pickup truck ‘right after model y’


on the heels of unveiling the tesla all-electric semi-truck and a second-generation roadster in november, elon musk took to twitter today to ask his fans how tesla can further improve.in response to someone who requested a tesla pickup truck, musk said, “i promise that we will make a pickup truck right after model y. have had the core design/engineering elements in my mind for almost 5 years. am dying to build it.”in terms of size, musk said it would be comparable to ford’s f-150 total size, but “maybe slightly bigger to account for a really gamechanging (i think) feature i’d like to add.”this isn’t too surprising, given that musk said earlier this year tesla planned to show off an electric pickup sometime within the next couple of years. then, at tesla’s big semi-truck unveiling in novemb






elon musk promises to make a pickup truck ‘right after model y’


on the heels of elon musk unveiling the tesla all-electric semi-truck and a second-generation roadster in november, musk took to twitter today to ask his fans how tesla can further improve.in response to someone who requested a tesla pickup truck, musk said, “i promise that we will make a pickup truck right after model y. have had the core design/engineering elements in my mind for almost 5 years. am dying to build it.”in terms of size, musk said it would be comparable to ford’s f-150 total size, but “maybe slightly bigger to account for a really gamechanging (i think) feature i’d like to add.”this isn’t too surprising given that musk said earlier this year tesla planned to show off an electric pickup sometime within the next couple of years. then, at tesla’s big semi-truck unveiling in no






denver art museum will roll out a musical rocking chair exhibit on its patio thi


 " data-cycle-speed="750" data-cycle-center-horz="true" data-cycle-caption="#gslideshow_captions" data-cycle-caption-template="{{alt}}" >a rendering of the chairs in "la musidora," an interactive exhibit that will be set outside the denver art museum. the exhibit will be on display from june 30 to oct. 29. (image courtesy of the denver art museum)the denver art museum’s latest outdoor exhibit will bring a new meaning to rock ‘n’ roll when it debuts its interactive rocking chair exhibit later this week.on june 30, the museum will wheel out “la musidora,” a 90-foot-long stretch of colorful, interlocking rocking chairs. dreamed up by mexico city designers héctor esrawe and ignacio cadena, each chair is outfitted with “a module with a percussion system,” according to a dam rep, which uses bell






harvard museum marking 150 years with new exhibit


cambridge, mass. — a harvard university museum is marking its 150th anniversary with a new exhibit showcasing its role developing the study of anthropology.the peabody museum of archaeology and ethnology on saturday is opening "all the world is here," a renovated exhibition gallery featuring more than 600 objects from asia, oceania and the americas. many of the items are being displayed for the first time.the exhibit is meant to tell the story of the museum's earliest collections and the role its second director, frederic putnam, played in developing the academic discipline. the museum is one of the world's oldest museums dedicated to anthropology.among the items being featured are the dog sledge of arctic explorer robert peary, the collections of 18th-century boston ship traders and art f






new national wwii museum exhibit looks at fight on homefront


new orleans (ap) — a rusted fragment of the battleship uss arizona sunk at pearl harbor, a woman’s munitions plant uniform and ration books all tell the complex story of life on the homefront in a new exhibit at the national world war ii museum in new orleans.“salute to the home front,” which opens saturday, explores the bitter fight about entering the war, racial and gender prejudice, and the development of the atomic bomb.museum president and ceo nick mueller said most of the museum’s 6-acre campus shows how the war was won on the battlefield but the new permanent exhibit explains “why it was fought and how it was won on the homefront.”the 10,000-square-foot exhibit begins with the years after world war i. the peace treaty that ended the war in 1918 was “punitive and did not really solve






new national wwii museum exhibit looks at fight on homefront


new orleans — a rusted fragment of the battleship uss arizona sunk at pearl harbor, a woman's munitions plant uniform and ration books all tell the complex story of life on the homefront in a new exhibit at the national world war ii museum in new orleans."salute to the home front," which opens saturday, explores the bitter fight about entering the war, racial and gender prejudice, and the development of the atomic bomb.museum president and ceo nick mueller said most of the museum's 6-acre campus shows how the war was won on the battlefield but the new permanent exhibit explains "why it was fought and how it was won on the homefront."the 10,000-square-foot exhibit begins with the years after world war i. the peace treaty that ended the war in 1918 was "punitive and did not really solve the






new national wwii museum exhibit looks at fight on homefront


new orleans — a rusted fragment of the battleship uss arizona sunk at pearl harbor, a woman's munitions plant uniform and ration books all tell the complex story of life on the homefront in a new exhibit at the national world war ii museum in new orleans."salute to the home front," which opens saturday, explores the bitter fight about entering the war, racial and gender prejudice, and the development of the atomic bomb.museum president and ceo nick mueller said most of the museum's 6-acre campus shows how the war was won on the battlefield but the new permanent exhibit explains "why it was fought and how it was won on the homefront."the 10,000-square-foot exhibit begins with the years after world war i. the peace treaty that ended the war in 1918 was "punitive and did not really solve the






police: pickup truck slams into ronkonkoma bakery


a pickup truck struck the front of a bakery tuesday in ronkonkoma, suffolk county police said.advertisement | advertise on newsdaythere were no reported injuries in the crash at 10:03 a.m. in the 800 block of johnson avenue, police said.photos from the scene show damage to the front of the building, home to prestano bakery, and damage to the front end of a pickup truck.






harvard museum marking 150 years with new exhibit


cambridge, mass. (ap) — a harvard university museum is marking its 150th anniversary with a new exhibit showcasing its role developing the study of anthropology.the peabody museum of archaeology and ethnology on saturday is opening “all the world is here,” a renovated exhibition gallery featuring more than 600 objects from asia, oceania and the americas. many of the items are being displayed for the first time.the exhibit is meant to tell the story of the museum’s earliest collections and the role its second director, frederic putnam, played in developing the academic discipline. the museum is one of the world’s oldest museums dedicated to anthropology.among the items being featured are the dog sledge of arctic explorer robert peary, the collections of 18th-century boston ship traders and






tesla semi truck unveil in september, pickup truck in 18 to 24 months


why it matters to you americans buy more pickups than any other vehicle type, and an electric model from tesla may be a game changer.tesla ceo elon musk confirmed timelines for the company’s previously discussed electric semi truck and pickup truck on friday via his favorite method of communication: twitter.in one tweet, musk said the tesla semi truck would be revealed in september. it’s possible tesla will only unveil a prototype, as it did with its model 3 launch, and follow it up with a production model sometime later. in a separate tweet, musk said the pickup truck would appear in 18 to 24 months.both vehicles were mentioned in musk’s second-phase “master plan” for tesla, which was unveiled last year. they were part of a range of new vehicles promised by musk, which also included an el






ford unleashes an outrageous $94,000 pickup truck


ford debuted the f-series super duty limited pickup truck thursday at the state fair of texas, which often attracts introductions of trucks and suvs.        






pickup passenger killed in crash with semi near sleepy eye


a man riding in a pickup truck was killed monday afternoon and the driver suffered life threatening injuries in a crash involving a semitrailer truck near sleepy eye, minn., the state patrol said.a semitrailer truck heading north on hwy. 4 about four miles north of sleepy eye in home township when it drifted onto the shoulder around 2:15 p.m. the truck driver overcorrected and slid into the southbound lanes and struck the pickup truck, the patrol said.joseph sellner was a passenger in the pickup. the 60-year-old man from sleepy eye died at the scene. the pickup driver, identified by the patrol as 61-year-old philip sellner, also of sleepy eye, was critically hurt and taken to sleepy eye hospital. neither man was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.the semi driver, mark solheim, 56, of cle






tesla semi truck coming in september, pickup in 18 to 24 months, elon musk says


why it matters to you americans buy more pickups than any other vehicle type, and an electric model from tesla may be a game changer.tesla ceo elon musk confirmed timelines for the company’s electric semi truck and pickup truck on friday via his favorite method of communication: twitter.in one tweet, musk said the tesla semi truck would be revealed in september. it’s possible tesla will only unveil a prototype, as it did with its model 3 launch, and follow it up with a production model sometime later. in a separate tweet, musk said the pickup truck would appear in 18 to 24 months.both vehicles were mentioned in musk’s second-phase “master plan” for tesla, which he unveiled last year. they were part of a range of new vehicles promised by musk, which also included an electric suv and a bus-l






museum to feature artist's taken on stolen gardner works


amherst, mass. — a massachusetts art museum is offering visitors a unique glimpse of the 13 masterpieces stolen more than a quarter century ago from the gardner museum in boston.the exhibit opening tuesday at the mead art museum in amherst is the work of san francisco-based artist kota ezawa. according to the museum, the artist has recreated the stolen works through a series of drawings set in glowing light boxes, including cartoon-like versions of paintings by vermeer, rembrandt and manet.the unusual exhibit also includes an animated version of the security camera tape from the gardner museum on the night before the $500 million theft in march 1990 — which remains the largest unsolved art heist in u.s. history.






police: pickup truck slams into ronkonkoma bakery


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya pickup truck struck the front of a bakery tuesday, may 16, 2017, on johnson avenue in ronkonkoma, suffolk county police said. (credit: jim staubitser) a pickup truck struck the front of a bakery tuesday in ronkonkoma, suffolk county police said.there were no reported injuries in the crash at 10:03 a.m. in the 800 block of johnson avenue, police said.photos from the scene show damage to the front of the building, home to prestano bakery, and damage to the front end of a pickup truck....






elon musk says tesla is planning to make a pickup truck


london — tesla founder and ceo elon musk says the electric car company will make a pickup truck after the release of its next model.in a message on twitter late tuesday, musk said: "i promise that we will make a pickup truck right after model y." the model y is an electric suv that's due for release in about two years.he said the pickup would probably be slightly bigger than a ford f-150.musk, who had previously hinted that a pickup model was due, was responding to suggestions he had solicited through twitter about what the company could improve.tesla has mainly focused on producing passenger cars over the past decade but has branched out in recent years. it plans to make electric semis and has invested in battery production.






henry david thoreau's desk heads to ny for exhibit


concord, mass. — the simple desk on which henry david thoreau wrote "walden" and "civil disobedience" has left concord, massachusetts, for the first time.the green wooden desk and 18 other thoreau artifacts have been loaned by the concord museum to new york's morgan library & museum for a new exhibit about the 19th century philosopher and naturalist called "this ever new self: thoreau and his journal."concord museum curator david wood says the desk was made in 1838 by a cabinetmaker who charged thoreau about a dollar. it was in his walden woods cabin and his concord home before going to the museum. thoreau wrote on it daily and kept his journal locked inside.the exhibit runs from june 2 to sept. 10 in new york before returning to concord.






smithsonian museum to exhibit post from pipeline protest


bismarck, n.d. (ap) — the smithsonian institution’s national museum of the american indian is adding some history from the recent protests in north dakota against the dakota access pipeline.the museum is adding a nearly 12-foot-tall mile-marker post created by activists to its exhibit on treaties called “nation to nation: treaties between the united states and american indian nations.”museum director kevin gover says treaties were at the heart of the protest, which maintained the $3.8 million pipeline to move north dakota oil to illinois violated native rights. he calls it “truly a historic event.”the protest camp at times held thousands of people. between august 2016 and february 2017 there were 761 arrests.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the mile-marker post was






grand rapids public museum plans exhibit exploring brains


grand rapids, mich. — the grand rapids public museum is planning a new exhibit that will allow visitors to explore the brain.the exhibit titled "brain: the world inside your head" opens sept. 16. it uses special effects, hands-on learning activities, video games, optical illusions and interactive displays to show how the brain functions — and how it can malfunction as well.those involved say the exhibition seeks to make brain-related disorders easier to understand. it's scheduled to run through jan. 7.upon entry into the exhibit, visitors will walk through a tunnel of flashing fiber-optics to illustrate networks of neurons firing and communicating. the exhibit also shows comparisons between the human brain and animal brains as well as explores brain development.






chicago man dies when truck intentionally struck his vehicle


chicago (ap) — chicago police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man who was killed when someone rammed into his pickup truck and then sped off.police say eduardo pena was driving home at about 2:15 a.m. sunday when someone in a black pickup truck intentionally slammed into pena’s red ford ranger in the gage park neighborhood on the city’s southwest side. they say the black vehicle pushed the pickup truck with pena trapped inside for two blocks before slamming it into a tree.pena was taken to stroger hospital where he was later pronounced dead.on monday, police said no arrests had been made.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






elon musk says tesla is planning to make a pickup truck


london (ap) — tesla founder and ceo elon musk says the electric car company will make a pickup truck after the release of its next model.in a message on twitter late tuesday, musk said: “i promise that we will make a pickup truck right after model y.” the model y is an electric suv that’s due for release in about two years.he said the pickup would probably be slightly bigger than a ford f-150.musk, who had previously hinted that a pickup model was due, was responding to suggestions he had solicited through twitter about what the company could improve.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.tesla has mainly focused on producing passenger cars over the past decade but has branched out in recent years. it plans to make electric semis and has invested in battery production.






waterloo museum plans exhibit on korean war veterans


waterloo, iowa — an upcoming exhibit about the korean war at a waterloo museum will focus on the experiences of servicemen, especially those from iowa, as well as the weaponry they used.major elements of the exhibit at the grout museum are still being planned, but it will include names and photos of iowa residents killed in the war, the courier (http://bit.ly/2mnvhqv ) reported."that's kind of our focus 7/87/8— the troops' story, particularly iowa troops," said erin dawson, the museum's exhibits curator. "we are trying to pick out individuals."veterans on the exhibit's planning committee will help curate video-recorded oral histories of veterans and their photo albums, diaries and artifacts to be displayed."there's something about seeing a photograph an iowan took, seeing it literally thro






tesla semi truck unveil in september, pickup truck in 18 to 24 months


why it matters to you we'll see tesla's promised electric semi truck before the end of the year, elon musk says, reflecting the steady expansion of electric vehicle technology.yesterday, tesla ceo elon musk confirmed timelines for the company’s previously discussed electric semi truck and pickup truck via what seems to be his favorite method of communication: twitter.in one tweet, musk said the tesla semi truck would be revealed in september. it’s possible tesla will only unveil a prototype, as it did with its model 3 launch, and follow it up with a production model sometime later. in a separate tweet, musk said the pickup truck would appear in 18 to 24 months.both vehicles were mentioned in musk’s second-phase “master plan” for tesla, which was unveiled last year. they were part of a rang






tesla semi truck unveil in september, pickup truck in 18 to 24 months


why it matters to you we'll see tesla's promised electric semi truck before the end of the year, elon musk says, reflecting the steady expansion of electric vehicle technology.yesterday, tesla ceo elon musk confirmed timelines for the company’s previously discussed electric semi truck and pickup truck via what seems to be his favorite method of communication: twitter.in one tweet, musk said the tesla semi truck would be revealed in september. it’s possible tesla will only unveil a prototype, as it did with its model 3 launch, and follow it up with a production model sometime later. in a separate tweet, musk said the pickup truck would appear in 18 to 24 months.both vehicles were mentioned in musk’s second-phase “master plan” for tesla, which was unveiled last year. they were part of a rang






police: pedestrian killed by pickup truck in riverhead


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya 47-year-old levittown woman was struck by a pickup truck and killed late sunday, march 19, 2017, in riverhead, police said. (credit: stringer news service / aj ryan) a 47-year-old levittown woman was struck by a pickup truck and killed late sunday in riverhead, police said.april l. valera was crossing old country road at kroemer avenue, headed north to south, when she was struck by the westbound chevrolet pickup at 11:30 p.m., state police said. the location is east of the tanger outlet center and another shopping mall across from riverhead raceway.the...






ella fitzgerald's 100th birthday marked with grammy exhibit


los angeles — the grammy museum is putting rare ella fitzgerald memorabilia on display for what would have been the singing legend's 100th birthday.the museum's "ella at 100" exhibition includes the first grammy award that fitzgerald won — the first awarded to an african-american woman — as well as some of her gowns, sheet music and personal telegrams. it also features concert footage.fitzgerald died in 1996 at 79 from diabetes complications and left few possessions beyond personal notes, but the exhibit puts a focus on what made fitzgerald a star — her voice.the exhibit is one of several celebrations of fitzgerald's birthday. new york city declared tuesday, her birthday, ella fitzgerald day and the smithsonian has also opened a special exhibit.






noose found on floor of an exhibit about segregation at african american history


a noose, a symbol of racial lynching, was found on wednesday on the floor of an exhibit about segregation at the national museum of african american history and culture in washington, d.c., smithsonian institution officials said.a gallery at the museum on the national mall was partially closed for about three hours, and u.s. park police were called in to investigate what was described by the museum’s director as a “horrible act.”“the noose has long represented a deplorable act of cowardice and depravity — a symbol of extreme violence for african americans,” director lonnie bunch said in an email to museum staff sent to reuters by a museum spokeswoman.bunch said museum officials do not know who was responsible and told staff the incident “is a stark reminder why the work you do is so import






rock hall of fame exhibit showcases rolling stone magazine


new york — fifty years after he launched an underground newspaper that changed music journalism and a great deal more, jann s. wenner finds rolling stone being showcased in a once-unthinkable forum: a museum.the three-floor "rolling stone/50 years" exhibit opens friday at the rock and roll hall of fame and museum in cleveland and runs through late november.there might not have been a rock hall or museum without rolling stone, which helped moved rock and the lifestyle around it from the fringes to the mainstream. the exhibit includes highlights such as wenner's revelatory 1970 interview with john lennon, the photography of annie leibovitz and the "gonzo" reporting of hunter s. thompson.






microsoft offers new purchase options for surface hub whiteboard


it buyers evaluating surface hub, microsoft's all-in-one digital whiteboard and teleconferencing solution, now have more buying options. with prices starting at $8,999 for the 55-inch version of the device, and reaching a stratospheric $21,999 for the 84-inch model, it's reasonable for businesses to want to carefully evaluate the surface hub before they devote a significant portion of their hardware budgets to the multipurpose device. this week during the ise 2017 av and integrated systems conference in amsterdam, microsoft unveiled new ways to help potential customers outfit their conference rooms with the windows 10- and office-powered system. calin turcanu, senior director of surface marketing at microsoft, took the w s off the new surface hub try & buy program. "beginning feb. 15,