Korva Coleman http://wkms.org en After Socking The Rockies, Snowstorm Moves East http://wkms.org/post/after-socking-rockies-snowstorm-moves-east Arbor Day celebrations have come and gone, but winter weather is gripping the Plains and Upper Midwest. Thu, 02 May 2013 15:57:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 31316 at http://wkms.org After Socking The Rockies, Snowstorm Moves East Send Your Haiku To Mars! NASA Seeks Poets http://wkms.org/post/send-your-haiku-mars-nasa-seeks-poets Galactic poet?<p>Here's how to become famous.<p>Send your work to Mars!<p>NASA is raising awareness for its upcoming launch of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft with its <a href="http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/maven/education-outreach/">Going to Mars project</a>. Thu, 02 May 2013 14:42:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 31309 at http://wkms.org Send Your Haiku To Mars! NASA Seeks Poets Snow In May? The Nation's Midsection Bundles Up http://wkms.org/post/snow-may-nations-midsection-bundles <strong>Update at 4:55 P.M ET:</strong> The <em>Associated Press</em> reports that Cheyenne, Wyo. has now received at least <a href="http://www.laramieboomerang.com/articles/2013/05/01/ap-state-wy/wy_wyoming_weather.txt">15 inches of snow</a>.<p><strong>Our original post:</strong> It's a good thing Punxsutawney Phil's handler admitted he'd <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/26/175349796/dont-blame-punxsutawney-phil-handler-got-spring-prediction-wrong">misinterpreted the early spring forecast</a> from the world-famous groundhog weather prognosticator. Wed, 01 May 2013 15:47:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 31265 at http://wkms.org Snow In May? The Nation's Midsection Bundles Up Just In Case: Cruise Line Insured Against Loch Ness Monster http://wkms.org/post/just-case-cruise-line-insured-against-loch-ness-monster There's word that a Scottish cruise line has taken out an insurance policy in case of a beastly disaster. Jacobite Cruises is now insured against damage from the Loch Ness Monster.<p>"We see it as keeping in line with good business practice," Freda Newton, managing director of Jacobite Cruises, tells <em>The Scottish Sun</em>. "There is so much going on — people have tried to hunt the Loch Ness Monster, people have tried to capture it. We just don't know what could happen. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:14:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 31201 at http://wkms.org Just In Case: Cruise Line Insured Against Loch Ness Monster 4-Year-Old Rape Victim Dies In India http://wkms.org/post/4-year-old-rape-victim-dies-india A young girl raped this month in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has died, according to several news reports. The 4-year-old child had been lured with chocolate by her alleged attacker, who later dumped her at a farm, as NPR's Julie McCarthy has reported.<p><em>The New York Times' </em><a href="http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/30/4-year-old-rape-victim-dies-in-india/?hp">India Ink blog</a> says the girl's parents found her April 18, the day after the attack, and that she had been in a coma since. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:37:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 31197 at http://wkms.org Tarantino's Stolen 'Pulp Fiction' Chevy Found After 19 Years http://wkms.org/post/tarantinos-stolen-pulp-fiction-chevy-found-after-19-years Remember that cherry red Chevy Malibu convertible that John Travolta drives in <em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/">Pulp Fiction</a></em>? You know the one that he crashes, trying to get help after Uma Thurman overdoses? Did you know it's been missing for 19 years because it was stolen? Well, it's not missing anymore.<p>The car, which belongs to filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, turned up in the Oakland, Calif., area, according to the <em>San Bernardino Sun</em>. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 20:33:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 31100 at http://wkms.org Several Arrests In Deadly Bangladesh Factory Collapse http://wkms.org/post/several-arrests-deadly-bangladesh-factory-collapse Bangladeshi authorities have arrested at least seven people in connection with this week's deadly building collapse outside Dhaka, the capital. Several garment factories, shops and a bank were housed inside.<p>The country's state-run news agency says <a href="http://www1.bssnews.net/newsDetails.php?cat=0&id=327739&date=2013-04-27">the people were arrested</a> in connection with the building collapse, including two engineers and two garment factory owners. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 15:14:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 31096 at http://wkms.org Several Arrests In Deadly Bangladesh Factory Collapse Have You Seen Me? Giant Styrofoam Head Found http://wkms.org/post/have-you-seen-me-giant-styrofoam-head-found Crew members from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., were out practicing on the Hudson River this week when they were surprised by a gigantic head floating toward them.<p>The head is about 7 feet tall and made out of plastic foam and fiberglass, <a href="http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20130424/NEWS01/130424018/Marist-crew-team-recovers-mysterious-giant-head-from-river?nclick_check=1">the <em>Poughkeepsie Journal</em> says</a>. It's missing a nose and has the appearance of Greek or Roman architecture. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:49:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 31025 at http://wkms.org Have You Seen Me? Giant Styrofoam Head Found Midwest Rivers Crest As Flooding Turns Deadly http://wkms.org/post/midwest-rivers-crest-flooding-turns-deadly Flooding continues to plague the upper Midwest, as waters crested at record highs in places and weary river-town residents watched the flood markers for signs of relief.<p>NPR's David Schaper, reporting from Chicago, tells our Newscast Unit that the Mississippi River continues to rise, overtopping small levees north of St. Louis. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:57:45 +0000 Korva Coleman 30965 at http://wkms.org Midwest Rivers Crest As Flooding Turns Deadly Second Rape Case To Draw Social Media Buzz Will Be Reviewed http://wkms.org/post/second-rape-case-draw-social-media-buzz-will-be-reviewed A few days after Rehtaeh Parsons' mother turned off the hospital life support systems and allowed her daughter to die, computer activists claiming to be affiliated with the hacker group Anonymous are threatening to reveal the identities of Parsons' alleged rapists.<p>It's the latest twist in a heartbreaking case that Canadian authorities ruled was not a crime. Rehtaeh, who was 17, hanged herself on April 4 and died a few days later. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:03:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 30500 at http://wkms.org