CALENDAR OF EVENTS _ Our March
planner for Radio Pros and programmers.
TO REVEAL NEW LOOK FOR NEWS FEED THIS WEEK _ Facebook will show off a
new look for News Feed at an event on Thursday.
ATTACK! _ Scientists say they have disturbing news. The American
bumblebee is disappearing from the Midwest. [The good news is that picnics are
DON'T CARE ABOUT OWNING CARS _ A study commissioned by Zipcar, the
carsharing service, says Millennials would be more devastated if they parted
with their smartphone than if they had to ditch their car.
BUZZER-BEATER _ In New York state high school basketball, with 2.9
seconds left in the Section 1 Class AA championship game, Mt. Vernon was leading
New Rochelle 60-58. New Rochelle had possession and was inbounding for a
last-second heave. They threw it to half-court where it was stolen by Mt.
Vernon. Mt. Vernon thought the game was over and did a half-toss -- New Rochelle
got the ball back and made a half-court shot with .1 second left. Here's the must-see,
BUTT-DIAL TO 911 _ In Portland, Oregon, Raleigh Reynolds was allegedly
about to participate in a narcotic business transaction. But police say a 911
dispatcher got to listen in on the proceedings, as Reynolds inadvertently called
it in with a butt dial. With the help of GPS technology, the call was traced to
a back alley just one block from the police station. Reynolds and another
suspect were arrested.
THE GIANT SLAYER WINS BOX OFFICE _ The mega-budget action fantasy movie
Jack the Giant Slayer landed with a thud at the North American box office,
making an estimated $28 million. The movie's cost was in $200 million range.
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