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Saturday, April 20, 2013

You're such a groove

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It was a day of fluffy white clouds.

* 10 great points from David Leonhardt’s ‘Here’s the Deal’:

* Dramatic video of the Chicago shop owner, who, while being shot, fought off a robber with a baseball bat.

* In case you've ever wondered if your doctor actually cares about you or your loved one, or is just taking orders from the people in charge of billing, consider this:

A 90-page criminal complaint laid out allegations that painted a far more grisly conspiracy — patients who were over-sedated and given unnecessary tracheotomies as part of the fraudulent billing scheme. [Link.]

* Tweet of the day from the Department of What a Difference a Year Makes:

The Illinois River has gone up two feet at Havana in about 24 hours: water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php

* Flood causing Illinois River sites to restrict access.

* Volunteers needed for sandbagging in Meredosia (or as it's fondly called, 'Doshe.)

* White-throated sparrow:

Birders often assign words to a bird’s song as memory cues.
To find the white-throated sparrow, listen for the high whistling song, “Old Sam Peabody, Peabody, Peabody.”

Video.

* Amazing: Island Girl Heading North for the Fifth Year.

* From Illinois Stories: Viper Mine and the five mile overland conveyor belt. Just to reiterate: A conveyor belt that goes for five miles over land. This half hour Illinois Stories goes a lot faster and is more interesting than the last one I linked to.

* Please don't move.

Posted by Marie at April 20, 2013 10:09 PM