*PLEASE STOP! – Auschwitz: Don’t Play Pokémon GO Here:
The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum has pleaded with people to stop playing Pokémon GO while visiting the solemn holocaust site. Auschwitz and several other museums, including the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., have had to begin banning the game on-site after users were collecting virtual animated creatures on their phones while visiting the memorials. “So far we have not experienced problems with the players on the site of the Auschwitz Memorial,” Pawel Sawicki
, memorial spokesman, emailed The Daily Beast. “We think that allowing such games to be active on the site of Auschwitz Memorial is disrespectful to the memory of the victims of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp on many levels and is absolutely inappropriate. It should not be active at our Memorial but also at other memorials and Holocaust museums. The authentic grounds of the former camp is a place of commemoration of all the people who suffered, were dehumanized and murdered here—Jews, Poles, Roma, Soviet POWs and others… We have already written to the producers and asked them to exclude the site of Auschwitz Memorial and other similar sites from the game.”
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*Alton Sterling’s Son: Protest the Right Way:
15-year-old son Cameron
told CBS News on Wednesday that he wants people to protest “the right way—protesting in peace. Not in violence.” He added, “Not beating the police, not police beating the people. That makes no sense. That make things worse. You have to make things better by making peace.” Sterling said that his father “was a good man” and a “good dad.” He also emphasized he doesn’t believe all police officers should be hated for the crimes of a few. “They all aren’t bad. There are some that are bad, but all aren’t bad. How I feel? I feel all police shouldn’t be punished for other police’s crimes,” Cameron said. “The police in Dallas, Texas… they didn’t deserve that because, nobody knew if they had kids to go home to. Those kids need their parents.”
*Theresa May, Untested and Ascending to Manage ‘Brexit’:
Theresa May prepared on Wednesday to take over as Britain’s prime minister facing a nation in such flux that she has a chance to leave a lasting imprint. But her steady and cautious public profile, and her swift, ultimately unchallenged ascent in the wake of the political chaos set off by the country’s stunning decision to leave the European Union, has left supporters and opponents alike lacking a clear sense of whether she is up to the job. The task before her is daunting. She must negotiate the terms of the country’s withdrawal from the bloc in a way that minimizes the economic damage but lives up to the spirit of the vote, especially in limiting immigration, while at the same time seeking to maintain British influence on the global stage.
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*FBI Gives Up on Mysterious 1971 Hijacking:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday announced that it was closing the books on a 1971 hijacking in which the culprit jumped from a stolen plane and made off with $200,000 in ransom money. After pursuing the case for decades, the FBI said its resources should be used to solve other crimes. “Evidence obtained during the course of the investigation will now be preserved for historical purposes at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.,” a statement released Tuesday read. Thehijacking will now go down as one of the most remarkable crimes in U.S. history—and one that will remain unsolved. The hijacker, dubbed D.B. Cooper, claimed to have a bomb after boarding a Seattle-bound flight. He then demanded ransom money and that the plane fly to Mexico City after first letting passengers off in Seattle. But he vanished mid-air en route to Mexico, using a parachute to leap from the plane. His identity has never been determined, and it’s unclear if he survived the jump from the plane.
*LBN READERS VOTE NRA “A BAD THING FOR AMERICA OVERALL” 60% – 40%:
LBN readers in all 50 of the United States and 26 foreign countries voted by a 60% to 40% margin that the NRA (National Rifle Association) is a bad thing for America overall. Over 3,000 readers voted in the online poll and passions were high on both sides.
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The only woman to have ever appeared on a U.S. currency note is Martha Washington
. She was on the $1 Silver Certificate in 1886 and 1891 and on the back of the $1 Silver Certificate in 1896.
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with wife Judy
at a Met Breuer opening of new exhibition “Diane Arbus: In the Beginning” in NYC. ***Director Peter Berg
and music mogulClive Davis
at Nikki Beach St-Tropez. ***“Mob Wife” Karen Gravano
celebrating her daughter’s birthday at Carmine’s on the Upper West Side in NYC. ***Criminal defense attorneyBen Brafman
handing out “Blue Lives Matter” T-shirts to uniformed NYPD officers on Second Avenue and 42nd Street in NYC. ***Cuba Gooding Jr.
at Kia Beach House in Malibu, Calif . ***Celebrity dentist to the stars and “Homeless Not Toothless” charity founder Dr. Jay Grossman
having dinner last night at Vincenti Ristorante in Brentwood.
*LBN-MEDIA INSIDER: Los Angeles-based photographerNick Ut posted on Facebook today that he has returned his Associated Press cameras to New York and will be retiring from the wire service at the end of the year. The rest of 2016 will burn off his unused vacation time. Ut will complete 51 years with AP, dating back to South Vietnam in 1965, when he was a local hire in the Saigon hire of AP following the death of his photographer brother. Nick is a fixture around the Los Angeles media scene, and globally known for his 1972 photo of a naked child, Kim Phuc, running from a napalm attack in her town of Trang Bang. Ut won the Pulitzer Prize for the photo of Phuc.
*LBN-SPORTS INSIDER: ***The Major League Baseball All-Star Game continues to see ratings fatigue. Preliminary returns, Nielsen’s Fast National numbers, have the Fox game trailing last year’s low by a significant margin. Ahead of time zone adjustments, the game averaged a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 between and 7.7 million viewers between 8 and 10 p.m. ET. (The comparable early numbers for last year’s game brought a 2.8 rating in the key demo and more than 10 million viewers. “It’s a blow for baseball, which has seen the once-lofty All-Star Game drop steadily in recent years” said media expert and author Michael Levine (www.MichaelLevineMedia.com ).
*LBN-COMMENTARY By Gretchen Reynolds:
To strengthen your mind, you may first want to exert your leg muscles, according to a sophisticated new experiment involving people, mice and monkeys. The study’s results suggest that long-term endurance exercise such as running can alter muscles in ways that then jump-start changes in the brain, helping to fortify learning and memory. I often have written about the benefits of exercise for the brain and, in particular, how, when lab rodents or other animals exercise, they create extra neurons in their brains, a process known as neurogenesis. These new cells then cluster in portions of the brain critical for thinking and recollection.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman: This column has argued for a while now that there is only one thing worse than one-party autocracy, and that is one-party democracy. At least a one-party autocracy can order things to get done. A one-party democracy — that is, a two-party system where only one party is interested in governing and the other is in constant blocking mode, which has characterized America in recent years — is much worse. It can’t do anything big, hard or important. We can survive a few years of such deadlock in Washington, but we sure can’t take another four or eight years without real decay setting in, and that explains what I’m rooting for in this fall’s elections: I hope Hillary Clinton wins all 50 states and the Democrats take the presidency, the House, the Senate and, effectively, the Supreme Court. That is the best thing that could happen to America, at least for the next two years — that Donald Trump is not just defeated, but is crushed at the polls. That would have multiple advantages for our country.
*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Kobe Bryant should add diaper duty to his retirement plans. On Tuesday, the newly retired Laker confirmed he and wife Vanessa Bryant are expecting their third child together. ***“Difficult People” creator and showbiz insider Julie Klausner says Hollywood stars only pretend to be pals — and Gwyneth Paltrow is among the phoniest “backstabbers” in Tinseltown. “They pretend that they are [all great friends], but the stuff that is said about people behind the scenes is really terrible,” she told us at a second season premiere of her Hulu show. Well — Gwyneth Paltrow — there’s many a tale to tell,” she said at the Metrograph theater. “All kinds of backstabbing.”
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