Today’s Buzz is more than meets the eye as it pays tribute to the robots in disguise, the Transformers toys!!
What I’m Reading: The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive) by Brandon Sanderson
What I’m Watching: Masterpiece Mystery: Endeavour series 3 episode 4: Coda
What I’m Doing: Playing Destiny
What I want to know from you: Who is your favorite Transformer?
The Tragedy of Pokémon Go: Summer, 2001. Players install the boxed, retail software for an Electronic Arts game calledMajestic. After signing up, the game sends players messages by phone, email, AIM, BlackBerry, and even fax—shards of a paranoia fiction story that plays out in real-time. The title goes on hiatus after the September 11 attacks—this was not the year for fourth-wall-breaking paranoia fiction entertainment. It shuts down the following spring, but not without establishing the genre of the alternate reality game (ARG).
Bernie Sanders Will Hit the Campaign Trail With Hillary Clinton: Bernie Sanders will join Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail on Tuesday. The former Democratic rivals will make a joint appearance at a New Hampshire rally “to discuss their commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top,” according to the Clinton campaign.
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- The Latest Setback for Prosecutors in the Freddie Gray Case: A judge in Baltimore has dealt yet another setback to the beleaguered case against officers in the death of Freddie Gray.
- The Curious Mystery of the Map in Pokémon Go: Early on Friday evening, hanging out at a bar with friends, Boon Sheridan downloaded Pokémon Go, the new augmented-reality iOS and Android game.
- Trial starts for ex-Missouri veterans ombudsman over claims she was fired for age, gender: In the trial that began Monday, attorneys for Pat Rowe Kerr allege executive director Larry Kay had a problem with older, successful women.
- Illinois reporter shaves ‘budget beard’ grown during impasse: He promised not to shave until Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrat-dominated Legislature reached a deal.
- Andrea Leadsom Pulls Out of Race: Ms. Leadsom, Britain’s energy minister and a former top candidate to lead the Conservative Party, announced on Monday she would drop out of the race, leaving Theresa May as the front-runner.
- The Workologist: Getting Past the First Cut With a Résumé That Grabs Digital Eyes: Employers increasingly rely on computerized systems to narrow down job candidates, so experts recommend using keywords and simple structures in résumés.
- North Korea Cuts Off Only Diplomatic Channel With U.S. Over Sanctions: Although the two countries have no diplomatic ties, North Korea’s United Nations mission had long served as a point of contact.
- Suburbs Are Failing the Elderly: Around two-thirds of Baby Boomers in metropolitan areas live in the suburbs. But as they age, suburbia seems less and less hospitable.
Local Gov Confidential
Alderman approve key component of Northside Regeneration plan: Proposed convenience store/grocery store development is supposed to kick off what developers say could be a multibillion dollar project.
Lawmaker in St. Charles County hangs on to office, paycheck despite living outside of district: Rep. Ron Hicks moved in June from St. Peters to Dardenne Prairie.
Glenview Puts Farm in Farmers Market: Unlike other farmers’ markets on the North Shore, Glenview’s Farmers Market is on a farm. Now in its 28th year, the Glenview Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday through October 8 in the Wagner Farm parking lot near the intersection of East Lake Avenue and Wagner Road. “We’re the only farmers’ market in the area connected to a farm,” said Market Manager Roxanne Junge. “It’s one of the last remaining working farms on the North Shore.”