Yosemite National Park rescue caught on video
YOSEMITE NATIONALPARK — Parkofﬁcials say a backpacker who narrowlyavoided plunging to his death from awaterfall at Yosemite National Park washoisted to safety by a helicopter rescuecrew in an operation that was capturedon video.Video of the May 28 rescue shows thehelicopter hovering over a gorge at thebase of Upper Yosemite Fall. The videowas released last week. The backpacker is on a boulder thatpark ofﬁcials say he was able to scram-ble onto after slipping and falling intothe rapids.Arescuer who was lowered down tothe boulder is seen attaching a line. Heand the backpacker are then hoisted up.The backpacker was treated forhypothermia. Park ofﬁcials say hewould have died if he had not been ableto get onto the boulder.
Mayor in tiff over tossed bag of dog waste
SAN MARINO — The mayor of SanMarino, California, admits tossing abag of dog waste onto a neighborhoodresident’s property and has apologized,saying he should have disposed of itproperly.Mayor Dennis Kneier tells thePasadena Star-News he was walkinghome from a park with his wife Saturdaynight in the upscale Los Angeles suburbwhen they found the bag on a parkway.He says he picked it up and tossed itonto a walkway at the property.Resident Philip Lao says he recog-nized Kneier on surveillance video andcalled police. They photographed thebag.There is no police record of problemsbetween the men, although Lao doesoppose a dog park in the city.The original owner of the waste hasnot been identiﬁed.
Wildfire sparks amazing wedding photo in Oregon
BEND, Ore. — Awildﬁre that disrupt-ed an Oregon couple’s wedding alsogave them the photograph of a lifetime.Aﬁre truck rolled up at Rock SpringRanch near Bend with sirens blaringSaturday and the wedding party was toldto evacuate, The Oregonian reported.The minister conducted an abbreviat-ed ceremony. Everyone cheered andbegan to evacuate to downtown Bend’sDrake Park for the reception.As guests headed for the cars, weddingphotographer Josh Newton took somephotos of the couple with the wildﬁreraging in the background.Michael Wolber called it “the mostbeautiful ceremony either of us couldhave ever imagined.” He and his wife,April Hartley, live in Aloha and bothwork at Nike Inc.“It’s terrible to be evacuated fromyour own wedding,” said Lisa Clark, aﬁre information ofﬁcer with the CentralOregon Interagency Dispatch Center.“But it’s a story for the rest of their livesand nothing that could be duplicated.”
Water woes force big brewers to tighten the tap
FORTWORTH, Texas — Some of thelargest brewers in the U.S. are tryingto reduce their water-to-beer ratio asdrought and wildﬁre threaten the water-sheds where they draw billions of gal-lons every year.No independent group tracks beer-makers’water usage, but MillerCoorsand Anheuser-Busch both say theyhave made reductions. MillerCoorsreleased a sustainability reportWednesday that shows it has cut itswater use by 9.2 percent from 2012. “Water is just critical to us,” KimMarotta, the Chicago-based compa-ny’s sustainability chief, told TheAssociated Press in a telephone inter-view. “Looking ahead, we needed toﬁnd a way to brew more beer but useless water.”MillerCoors’water-saving effort —focused in Texas, California andColorado — involves using sensors torelease just enough water for irriga-tion, planting native grass to reduceerosion and runoff and keeping a closeeye on leaky machinery in its brew-eries.
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This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
The National Baseball Hall of Fameand Museum was dedicated inCooperstown, New York.
“A man without ambition is dead.A man withambition but no love is dead.A man with ambitionand love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.”
— Pearl Bailey,American entertainer (1918-1990)
Former PresidentGeorge H.W.Bushis 90.Actor Dave Francois 29.
Greek pole vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi clears the bar in a promotional Pole Vaulting event in Herald Square in Manhattan,N.Y.
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Virginia’s colonial legislature became the ﬁrst toadopt a Bill of Rights.
, Philippine nationalists declared independencefrom Spain.
, the Republican national convention, meeting inChicago, nominated Warren G. Harding for president on thetenth ballot; Calvin Coolidge was nominated for vice pres-ident.
President Calvin Coolidge was nominated for aterm of ofﬁce in his own right at the Republican nationalconvention in Cleveland. (Coolidge had become presidentin 1923 upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding.)
, Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl living inAmsterdam, received a diary for her 13th birthday, less thana month before she and her family went into hiding from theNazis.
, the Flag of the United States Army was ofﬁciallyadopted under an executive order signed by President DwightD. Eisenhower.
civil rights leader Medgar Evers, 37, was shotand killed outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi. (In
Byron De La Beckwith was convicted of murderingEvers and sentenced to life in prison; he died in 2001.) Oneof Hollywood’s most notoriously expensive productions,“Cleopatra,” starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton andRex Harrison, opened in New York.
South African black nationalist Nelson Mandelawas sentenced to life in prison along with seven other peo-ple, including Walter Sisulu, for committing sabotageagainst the apartheid regime (all were eventually released,Mandela in 1990).
the Supreme Court, in Loving v. Virginia, struckdown state laws prohibiting interracial marriages.
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(Answers tomorrow)STUNTSCOUR EMBLEM WAITERYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:They rented an apartment on that particularroad because they were — STREETSMARTNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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The Daily Derby race winners are Winning Spirit,No.9,in ﬁrst place;Hot Shot,No.3,in secondplace;and Gorgeous George,No.8,in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:47.83.
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