VICKSBURG, Mississippi (Reuters) - A century and a half after the Civil War's battle of Vicksburg, a large group of Iowans led by Governor Terry Branstad joined Southerners on Saturday to commemorate the Iowa soldiers who lost their lives on the Mississippi battlefield.
Bayern Munich defeated German rival Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League final Saturday night, ending four years of frustration for Bayern in Europe's biggest soccer tournament. Arjen Robben ran onto Franck Ribery's backheeled flick in the penalty area and put the ball past goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller in the 89th minute to send Bayern to its first Champions League victory since 2001. Bayern had lost two of the last three finals, including a penalty-kicks defeat to Chelsea last year in Munich. Bayern entered as the favorite, although that message didn't seem to have filtered through to Juergen Klopp's Dortmund team, which seemed intent on dictating play from the start. It largely succeeded for the first 25 minutes as well, although it was Bayern that ended up with the best chances of the first half.
Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal It's going to be a while before we've figured out our brave new marijuana-approved world. The next lesson comes courtesy of the Michigan Supreme Court, which has reportedly ruled that it isn't necessarily against the law for a medical marijuana user to drive with the drug in their system. The ruling comes after motorist Rodney Koon was busted for doing 83 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone and tested positive for "internal possession of marijuana." Koon said it had been at least six hours since he "used his medicine," and the blood test registered 10 nanograms per milliliter of the active ingredient in marijuana, THC. The 86th District Court in Grand Traverse County, MI - the county where Koon was caught - ruled that it took five times that amount to declare a person stoned. But that was the ruling of a single court. The problem for the Michigan Supreme Court justices was that the state of Michigan hasn't explicitly identified the threshold for being under the influence marijuana, the same way it usually takes a blood-alcohol level of at least .08 to be considered under the influence of alcohol, and charged with driving while intoxicated. The vagaries pitted the state's Zero Tolerance policy against the protections accorded by Michigan's Medical Marijuana Act, and the Zero Tolerance policy lost. We imagine there'll be a rematch - yet another one - soon enough.Driving while using medical marijuana not necessarily illegal in Michigan originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 25 May 2013 17:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Brewers manager Ron Roenicke says closer Jim Henderson is expected to be out "a while" with a pulled hamstring.
Though the phenomenon of big name stars finding a home on cable television has lost the shock value it once held, it’s still an event that makes me pause and nod my head thoughtfully. Cable television no longer represents an elephant graveyard where celebrities go so that may disappear into obscurity. Instead it’s this new frontier filled with unlimited possibilities and a chance to break out and try new things. Take, for example, the newest celebrity to find a home on cable television, Billy Crystal. The legendary comedian is teaming up with Matt Nix (creator of “Burn Notice”) and Larry Charles who directed “Borat” and episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” to bring to life a new comedy series. The show, called “The Comedians,” has received a pilot order from FX and Larry Charles is expected to direct it. The show will center on Billy Crystal who will play a veteran comedian who is forced to team up with an edgier up and comer in order to work on a late night sketch comedy show. The...
Before J.C. Chandor could fully soak in the experience of premiering his sophomore feature “All is Lost” at Cannes this week -- which was met with rapturous praise (read our review here) -- he had already lined up his next project. And it’s shooting later this year. His third feature, A Most Violent Year,” is planning to cast a bunch of big names, but none of them have been revealed as of yet. Given the buzz for 'Lost,' however, names may not be so difficult to Plot details are being kept under wraps, but considering how well he handled an ensemble cast with his debut film, “Margin Call,” it should be fun to see him working with another top notch cast. [Deadline] Meanwhile, the star of "All Is Lost" -- none other than Robert Redford -- is looking to get back behind the camera himself. He's been lined up to helm a segment of Wim Wenders' 3D documentary series "Cathedrals." Michael Madsen, Michael Glawogger, Karim Ainouz, James Marsh and Wenders too are...
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