Daily Archive: March 20, 2013

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Metro

Bill would limit whistleblower activities on PA farms

CAGED CHICKENS-The Humane Society conducted an undercover investigation in 2012 at Kreider Farms in Manheim, Pa. Kreider cages about seven million egg-laying hens at its four Pennsylvania facilities. (Photo by The Humane Society of the U.S.) by Natasha Khan, PublicSource Chickens crammed into wire cages next to the rotting carcasses of other chickens. The floor of a barn coated with flies. Hens with their heads jammed between cages and feeding machines.

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Sports

Camo, neon aren't college basketball fan favorites

FASHION STATEMENT?–This photo illustration released by Adidas shows the uniforms for NCAA basketball teams, from left, University of Cincinnati, University of Kansas, University of Notre Dame, Baylor University, UCLA and the University of Louisville. (AP Photo/Adidas) by Samantha Critchell AP Fashion Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It seems an unpopular position in college basketball is fashion forward.

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National

Aspiring rapper freed after note deemed not a threat

RELEASED–Olutosin Oduwole walks outside of the Madison County Criminal Justice Center in Edwardsville, Ill., during his 2011 trial on charges of attempting to make a terrorist threat. (AP Photo/Belleville News-Democrat, Derik Holtmann, File) by Jim Suhr Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Southern Illinois University student convicted in 2011 of attempting to threaten a murderous rampage has been released from prison, days after an appeals court overturned the aspiring rapper’s conviction and the ensuing five-year sentence.

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National

Landmark gun bills signed in Colorado

HARD FOUGHT VICTORY–Rep. Rhonda Fields, left, D-Aurora, and Rep. Lois Court, D-Denver, embrace after Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed gun control bills into law at the Capitol in Denver on March 20. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, Pool) by Ivan Moreno Associated Press Writer DENVER (AP) — The governor of Colorado signed bills Wednesday that put sweeping new restrictions on sales of firearms and ammunition in a state with a pioneer tradition of gun ownership and self-reliance.

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People

Bruno Mars on posing for his 2010 mugshot, moving forward

MUG SHOT–Singer Bruno Mars was arrested on Sept. 19, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on a drug charge. He later accepted a “deferred adjudication” deal in 2011. (Photo/Las Vegas Metro Police Dept.) by Breeanna Hare (CNN) — In the grand history of celebrity mugshots, Bruno Mars’ September 2010 photo is a standout.

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Entertainment

‘Breath & Imagination’ story of groundbreaking classical singer

WORLD PREMIERE– Jubilant Sykes and Kecia Lewis in a scene from “Breath and Imagination” (Hartford Stage/T. Charles Erickson) by C. Denise Johnson For New Pittsburgh Courier Most playwrights hope their creations will move, entertain and meet favorable reviews. In the case of “Breath & Imagination,” Daniel Beatty’s latest work is a 3-pointer. City Theatre’s latest offering, a world premiere co-production with Hartford Stage, offers an outstanding platform for stellar performances.

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Business

Do sexy flight attendants really sell more seats?

FLIGHT ATTENDANTS–Singapore Airlines’ iconic Singapore Girl first appeared in 1972 wearing the “sarong kabaya” uniform, inspired by traditional attire found across much of Southeast Asia. (Photo/Singapore Airlines). by Ramy Inocencio in Hong Kong and Frances Cha in Seoul (CNN) — Images of bikini-clad women in Thailand posing suggestively in an online ad for a local airline inflamed passions — both positive and negative — earlier this year.