The 5-DAY LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST
Sunny. Highs ranging from the lower 60s along the Lake Ontario shore to the upper 60s inland.
Mainly clear in the evening…then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.
Partly sunny in the morning…then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
TUESDAY (Advance Forecast)
Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.
MLB (9 games)
Mariners 3 Yankees 2 Mets 5 Cardinals 2
Red Sox 4 Rays 3 Pirates 7 Brewers 1
Rangers 10 Tigers 4 Reds 5 Marlins 3
White Sox 5 Angels 4 Giants 8 Rockies 6
Nationals 6 Padres 2
NBA (2 games)
• Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points and the Knicks avoided elimination in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 last night. The Knicks now pull to within one game of tying the series at 3 games apiece. The Knicks are in Indiana for game 6 tomorrow night at 8:00.
• Tim Duncan had 19 points and six rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 16 points and 10 rebounds and the Spurs held off a furious final rally to beat the Warriors 94-82 in Game 6 on Thursday night and advance to the Western Conference finals.
The Spurs/Grizzlies series gets underway Sunday afternoon at 3:00 in San Antonio.
There are no games scheduled for tonight.
NHL (2 games)
• Brad Marchand’s overtime goal gave the Bruins a 3-2 win and 1-0 series advantage over the Rangers.
• Kings stun Sharks in 3rd with back-to-back goals and win 4-3 to take a 2 game to none series lead.
Tonight Ottawa is in Pittsburgh where the Penguins lead that series 2 games to none.
Rochester Red Wings
Ray Olmedo’s two-run single in the ninth rallied the Red Wings to a 6-5 win over Durham Thursday afternoon at Frontier Field. The home stand and series concludes Friday night at 7:05 p.m., with fireworks after the game.
The Red Wings take to the road for a four game series against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.
Bug’s Eye View Now Available
A tiny new camera, developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is giving the world a bug’s eye view for the first time ever. The special camera is about the size of a penny and mimics insects’ bulging eyes with its 180 micro-lenses, a panoramic field of view, and the ability to focus simultaneously on objects at different depths. Research team leader John Rogers, a professor of material science and chemistry, says he’s been fascinated by bug’s eyes since childhood. Their wide field of view helps insects like bees and flies escape dangers like humans who want to swat them. So what does all this mean for us? Well they hope the new bug’s eye camera will be developed for uses ranging from security cameras to surgical endoscopes. There’s a YouTube Video if you wanna watch. (myway.com)
Police Called To Separate Stars Wars Fans and Dr. Who Fans!
At a geek-fest, excuse me — Sci-Fi convention — in Norwich, England, police actually had to be called to separate rival Star Wars fans and Dr. Who fans. The geeks, excuse me — convention guests — got rowdy after members of the Norwich Star Wars Club, who had organized the convention, clashed with member of the rivals Norwich Sci-Fi club, who had crashed the convention to get autographs from two Dr. Who actors at the event. More than a dozen sci-fi fans from both groups, many dressed in completely geeky, excuse me — adorable — costumes became involved in a bitter exchange outside the convention hall at the University of East Anglia. Jim Poole, treasurer of Norwich Sci-Fi Club, was asked to leave as he approached Doctor Who actor Graham Cole for an autograph. That provoked a tense stand-off between Mr. Poole and the event organizer, 63-year-old Richard Walker! Walker claims the Norwich Sci-Fi Club had been trying to undermine and embarrass the convention by posting nasty comments on Facebook. Did we mention that he’s 63? After police were called by Mr. Poole, he was asked to sit in the back of a police car while officers spoke to those involved and advised both groups to keep out of each other’s way. (Ananova)
A white-tailed deer crashed through the windshield of a public bus in Johnstown, Pennsylvania– about 65 miles east of Pittsburgh. No, it wasn’t left hanging half out of the bus — the deer actually made it all the way in the cabin and hopped around frantically near the driver before jumping on empty seats and running in circles in the aisle. Amazingly, the driver stayed calm, stopped the bus and opened the door and, as Cambria County transportation spokesman Josh Yoder says, it “just walked off the bus.” As it was late at night, the bus was carrying only one passenger at the time who was seated in the back and far from the deer. No injuries were reported — well, except for the bus that will spend a few days in the body shop. And no word on what happened to the deer. It didn’t have exact change anyway. (Johnstown Tribune-Democrat)
No Room For Robin Hood Do-Gooders in New Hampshire!
The city of Keene, New Hampshire, population 23,000, is suing a group that calls themselves “Robin Hood of Keene.” Members of the group apparently walk around the town with rolls of dimes and quarters and feed parking meters that are about to expire where fellow citizens have parked. The city says this interferes with police officers’ work and asks them to stay at least 50 feet away. The group often records its time outside and posts videos online, sometimes showing members following the officers. The city says one officer actually suffered stress, anxiety and heart palpitations from the group’s actions. But group member Garret Ean says he’s not trying to cause any medical problems for anyone. He says he tries to keep a good demeanor with all the parking meter enforcers. (WMUR-TV News)
Graduation Prank: Tennessee Style!
In the old days a good senior class prank was hanging toilet paper from the trees around the school. In Gibbs, Tennessee, they do it a little different. Instead of TP, a group of students hung the carcasses of four raccoons, two possums and a turtle from the trees around Gibbs High School. In addition, the pranksters used red paint to leave obscene graffiti on the grass. Knox County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Martha Dooley said the animals appeared to be roadkill that had been dead for some time but investigators are testing the dead animals for rabies and other diseases. They did find out who did it but the school is not releasing the senior’s names. And while school officials said the responsible students will be disciplined, that may prove difficult as they all graduated yesterday 5/16/13. (WBIR-TV News)
Waaaah. Prison Life Is So Tough!
Prison life is tough Massachusetts. So Daniel LaPlante is suing the Massachusetts Department of Correction because he claims he was denied colored pens, carrot cake, and “dragon blood.” Daniel’s a convicted murderer, serving a life sentence for killing a woman and her two children in 1987, but he says he needed these items to practice his Wiccan beliefs. According to court documents, LaPlante maintains that the cake would “excite the senses,” and that he specifically needed carrot cake — which he claims Wiccans call “Wolf Ice” — in January and chocolate cake in February. “Dragon blood,” he says, is the name of a ritual oil. Meanwhile, a Pagan from the Boston area interviewed by Boston Magazine said that LaPlante did not need the items listed to practice the faith. According to MyFoxBoston, Daniel is currently acting as his own attorney. (MyFoxBoston.com)
Florida: A Friend to the Bounty Hunter!
Members of the David Barton Gym in Miami Beach, Florida, learned firsthand that their state is friendlier to bounty hunters than police officers. The gym was suddenly invaded by six to eight bounty hunters who waved loaded guns and wore bullet proof vests as they searched the men’s locker rooms and showers looking for a fugitive. The bounty hunters offered no explanation to anyone why they were at the gym until after they scared the members. Amazingly, all of this is completely legal under Florida law where bounty hunters have more legal rights than the police. Sgt. Bobby Hernandez with the Miami Beach Police Department explained, “They work under whole different set of rules than police. They can go into third party residences, or in this case a gym, and take custody of the subject, but a police officer can’t go into a private establishment or a private home without a warrant.” And while the bounty hunters seemed eager to intimidate people at the gym, they refused to speak to news reporters about their strong-arm tactics– which failed, by the way, to capture anyone. However, the David Barton Gym did release a statement condemning the bounty hunters saying, “They simply ignored our normal security measures, including the building security guard on duty. We feel that they put our members and staff at risk needlessly. This was a situation over which we had no control.” (CBS Miami)
There Are Actually Rules About How You Have To Pay Your Employees!
Now before you say, “There goes the government getting all regulatory on how we pay our citizens,” this one kind of makes sense. Federal investigators in Detroit busted the Big C Tire Shop on the city’s east side for paying workers not with cash, but with crack cocaine!! No kidding! According to federal documents, if you cut the grass, you got a rock. Move tires, you got a rock. The investigation started with counterfeit Post Office paychecks. The feds says $100,000 in bogus checks were cashed. Investigators found counterfeit equipment at Big C’s and they also found out about the employee payment plan of crack instead of cash. Right across the street from Big C’s is a senior center with over 100 senior citizens living there. Residents say they’re thrilled that this shop is no longer employing people who are addicted to crack cocaine and believe this neighborhood will start to get much safer. (ClickOnDetroit.com)
THINGS THAT YOU NOW KNOW
• Because there’s not enough bacon in your life already, Oscar Mayer has introduced Bacon Hot Dogs.
• Eminem’s special guest on his next album? We’re hearing it’s Chris Rock.
• Venezuela is experiencing a toilet paper crisis. They’ve had to import an emergency 50-million rolls to help out.
• David Beckham says he’s retiring from soccer after the season.
• Saturday’s Powerball jackpot will be worth at least $475 million.
• Rough week for Kanye West, capped off by his $750,000 black Lamborghini Aventador that baby mama Kim Kardashian bought him for his 35th birthday being dinged by the metal security gate at her house.
• LeeAnn Rimes thought it would be nice to send flowers to Brandi Glanville, the mother of her stepkids. A cold, terse response followed: “Our relationship is that we still don’t even say hi.”
• Oops! The other night, while Martha Stewart was on the “Tonight Show,” she accidentally called Jay Leno, “Dave.”
• Go to www.bing.com and enter the words, “Beam Me Up.”
• A new study claims that the more physically strong a man is, the more likely his politics lean to the right.
Losing Weight Factoids
Losing weight comes down to mathematics. You need to consume fewer calories than you burn. Easy to say. Hard to do. But eating less food may be easier if you follow one simple little trick: Eat slowly. Eating slowly and savoring the meal — even if it’s just a turkey sandwich eaten at your desk — appears to encode the food on your memory. And that helps to reduce your hunger later, Men’s Health reports of research from the University of Birmingham in England. Translation: Take your time eating that turkey sandwich at noon, and you may not crave a candy bar at 3pm. Men’s Health offers these five tips to help you eat more slowly:
• Relax and de-stress before you eat a meal. To do this, close your eyes and remember a happy moment, a vacation or a soothing song.
• Pay particular attention to savoring the first three bites of food. Analyze the texture and taste. This helps trick your mind into thinking you are fuller.
• Sip water between each bite of food.
• Place your fork or spoon in your non-dominant hand. That is, if you’re right-handed, eat with your left hand. This will force you to be more deliberate with each bite.
• Avoid drinking soda or any beverage that contains high fructose corn syrup. Instead, drink iced black tea.
Another suggestion to lose weight, or just eat better, is staying home at mealtime. The average restaurant entree contains most of the calories, fat and salt you need for an entire day. The studies’ authors, who are from the Tufts University and the University of Toronto, say this makes restaurants unhealthy places to eat because the food that is served not only adds to the obesity epidemic, but also increases diners’ risk for heart disease. Average number of calories in a single entree by restaurant type:
• Italian: 1,755 calories
• American: 1,494 calories
• Chinese: 1,474 calories
• Japanese: 1,027 calories
• Vietnamese: 922 calories
The main culprit for calories and fat is the large portions so many restaurants serve. Numerous studies have shown that we eat what is put in front of us, even if that means overeating. One idea is to bring a container from home and scoop half your meal into it before you even begin eating. You’ll not only eat less food and consume fewer calories, but you’ll have tomorrow’s lunch ready to go.
Do You Hate Your Job
Do you hate your job? What would make your job better? According to a MSNBC.com Poll, American answered:
• Yes – 37%
• No – 22%
• Sometimes – 31%
• I hate working in general – 10%
The “Ex” Factor
Women’s Health found out where “The Average Woman” stands on former flames:
• 55% think it is possible to stay friends
• 30% consider an ex to be “the one who got away”
• 72% check out his new girlfriend on Facebook
• 47% think they are hotter than his new girlfriend on Facebook
• 32% have told an ex they were dating someone when they were not
• 57% have hooked up with an ex
• 29% agree that the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else
• 43% have had breakup sex
• 27% have been stalked by an ex
• 30% have called a new guy an ex’s name
• Top 3 things she has done to an ex in order: drunk texted him, drunk dialed him, and gave away or sold his stuff
BIGGEST MISTAKES YOU CAN MAKE DURING AN INTERVIEW
In a job market where a single open position can receive dozens, even hundreds of applicants, just getting to the interview stage is a huge accomplishment. So, how you make sure you make the right impression? CareerBuilder.com interviewed thousands of employers. Here are the most common mistakes people make.
• Answering cell phone or texting
• Appearing disinterested
• Dressing inappropriately
• Appearing arrogant
• Talking negatively about current or previous employers
• Chewing gum
Most unusual interview mistakes:
• Candidate brought a “how to interview book” with him to the interview.
• Candidate asked, “What company is this again?”
• Candidate put the interviewer on hold during a phone interview. When she came back on the line, she told the interviewer that she had a date set up for Friday.
• When a candidate interviewing for a security position wasn’t hired on the spot, he painted graffiti on the building.
• Candidate wore a Boy Scout uniform and never told interviewers why.
• Candidate was arrested by federal authorities during the interview when the background check revealed the person had an outstanding warrant.
• Candidate talked about promptness as one of her strengths after showing up ten minutes late.
• On the way to the interview, the candidate passed, cut-off, and flipped his middle finger at the driver who happened to be the interviewer.
• Candidate referred to himself in the third person.
• Candidate took off his shoes during the interview.
• Candidate asked for a sip of the interviewer’s coffee.
• Candidate told the interviewer she wasn’t sure if the job offered was worth “starting the car for.”
In 1911 Actress, Maureen O’Sullivan (Jane-Tarzan movies) [d: 6-22-98]
In 1936 Actor, Dennis Hopper (Easy Rider, Red Rock West, Speed) [d: 5-29-10]
In 1956 Boxer, “Sugar Ray” Leonard (Olympic-Gold-1976) (57)
In 1961 Singer/songwriter, Enya (52)Her voice has the distinction of having been in more spas and massage parlors than Charlie Sheen.
In 1970 Singer, Jordan Knight (New Kids on the Block) (43)
IT WAS ON THIS DAY
In 1620 The first merry-go-round is seen at a fair in Philippapolis, Turkey.
In 1792 The New York Stock Exchange is founded by brokers meeting under a tree located on what is now Wall Street.
In 1836 Astronomer, Joseph Lockyer (discovered helium)
In 1845 The rubber band is patented.
In 1875 The first Kentucky Derby is run at Churchill Downs in Louisville.
In 1883 “Buffalo Bill” Cody presents the first wild west show in Omaha, Nevada.
In 1885, the first large pieces of the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor… along with a large note written in French that said, “Some assembly required.”
In 1971 The musical “Godspell” opens on Broadway.
In 1998 New York Yankees pitcher David Wells becomes the 13th player in modern major league baseball history to throw a perfect game in a 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
In 2001 The new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opens in Nashville.