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When fire broke out on Sunday afternoon on a railroad bridge that spanned the Lower Colorado River between San Saba and Lometa, Texas, local officials had no choice but to let the structure burn to the ground.
The intense heat of the creosote-soaked structure kept volunteer firefighters a good distance away. The fire started about 4:00 PM, and the entire trestle was engulfed within 20 minutes.
Video below, taken by one of the first responders, shows the domino-like collapse of the bridge.
You see the collapse start to happen around the 24-second mark . . .
Hundreds of Phoenix police officers showed their support for a fallen colleague by attending his daughter’s kindergarten graduation in Anthem on Wednesday.
Officer Daryl Raetz was killed in the line of duty while working the scene of a DUI arrest near 51st Avenue and Cambridge early Sunday morning. Raetz, 29, an Iraq war veteran, joined the Phoenix Police Department on June 8, 2007.
Phoenix police officers, showing how much the Raetz family means to them, greeted a motorcade at the school carrying 5-year-old Tatum Raetz.
“The purpose of us is to be here in proxy for Daryl and to let her know that we’re here for her,” said Phoenix police Officer Keith Garn.
Uniformed officers three deep lined the walls of the room where Ridgeline Academy held the ceremony.
I failed to post the second video earlier . . . so here is the updated and corrected post. It really brings home the before and after.
This week, Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista instagrammed a photo of his recently acquired MLB “Lifetime Pass.” These extremely rare and relatively unknown cards are issued by the commissioner’s office “in appreciation of long and meritorious service” to the league.
These cards have been presented to players, umpires, scouts and other friends of MLB as far back as the 1930s, and grants owners and a guest access to any Major League baseball game as long as they live.
I had no idea you could literally report a litterer in Texas through the Don’t Mess With Texas website.
This is what happens after you report the litterer:
TxDOT compares the information through the Department of Motor Vehicles registration database, and when an exact match is located, we send the litterer a Don’t mess with Texas litterbag along with a letter reminding them to keep their trash off of our roads.
I would actually like to see what the letter says.
Sen. James Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, argued that there is no comparison between Hurricane Sandy relief, which he voted against last fall, and aid for his state in the wake of Monday’s devastating tornado because the two are “totally different.”
Inhofe contended on Tuesday that the Hurricane Sandy relief bill was different because it was filled with pork. “They were getting things, for instance, that was supposed to be in New Jersey,” he said on MSNBC. “They had things in the Virgin Islands. They were fixing roads there, they were putting roofs on houses in Washington, D.C. Everybody was getting in and exploiting the tragedy that took place. That won’t happen in Oklahoma.”
To his point, I’m not a fan of government pork and have a hard time understanding how so much of it gets into bills. For instance, when the health care bill passed, a change regarding student loans was attached to it. It should have just been two different bills. I’m guessing it’s done for efficiency, like voting for 100 bills instead of 10,000 bills, and the likelihood of them getting passed or overlooked is increased.
Domino’s printed special labels with flavored varnish on movie discs including Argo, James Bond, and The Dark Knight. As the discs heat up, the label’s movie title is gradually replaced with an image of a pizza. And, once the movie is over and the disc is removed from the player, the user is also treated to the smell of fresh pizza along with the message: “Did you enjoy the movie? The next one will be even better with a hot and delicious Domino’s Pizza.”
I can imagine those kids going back and telling all their friends about this and none of them believing an ounce of it.
From my understanding they travel all over the place, but right now they are around Decatur.
Jame Dean was one cool dude, so cool, he got beat up by a future president that didn’t even have a gun to defend him and his family. And Dean could never pull off this look.
If they can make beautiful music out of garbage, imagine what we can do with our resources.
Close your eyes and listen to Juan Manuel Chavez launch into the Prelude of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1, and you would never guess that, instead of spruce and maple, his instrument is crafted from an old oil can, a beef tenderizing tool, and a discarded pasta making device—all of it scavenged from the landfill that surrounds his home in Paraguay.
Chavez is a cellist in the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra in Cateura, an Asunción slum where bottle caps, door keys, and paint cans have been given new purpose. Under the supervision of local musician Favio Chávez, these utterly impoverished kids make beautiful music on instruments constructed almost entirely out of materials reclaimed from the dump.
Feel free to just skip to the 30-second mark to be inspired, and just give it 30-seconds of your time.