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Red-wing blackbird dive-bombs walkers

A territorial male red-wing blackbird dive-bombs walkers, runners and bicyclists on the Pufferbelly Trail behind the Parkview Family YMCA near DuPont Road. The bird has harassed enough trail users that YMCA officials have posted signs warning of the winged attacks. Journal Gazette video by Chad Ryan.

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Kashifa watches over her brood of five as one of the cubs nuzzles up to her on Thursday at Zoo Miami. Four of them are hers, born March 6. Her sister, Asha, had given birth to a single cub named Kwasi on Dec. 15 but later died during a veterinary procedure.

Good stuff for Sunday Brunch, June 8, 2014

I spend a couple of hours on Sundays putting together ingredients for Sunday Brunch, when you have a little more time for the good stuff.



Reads worth your time

  • Nine months later, a few minutes after dropping my kids off at school, I was walking to a coffee shop when my cellphone rang. An officer asked if I was Kim Brooks and if I was aware there was a warrant out for my arrest. The day I left my son in the car by Kim Brooks in Salon.
  • Parents are spending thousands of dollars a year – just the travel expenses for youth sports is $7 billion a year – on kids' sports careers. But it might be backfiring. By William Hageman of Tribune Newspapers.

If you missed it

Here are few local stories you don’t want to miss:

  • The diner things in life by Steve Warden, visiting Cindy’s Diner before it closed for the big move.
  • Life lost, a second scarred by Jeff Wiehe.
  • The weekend of a lifetime began with a prank. It ended with a glow that may never fade. When Jarrett Grube was summoned out of the Los Angeles Angels bullpen to pitch two-thirds of an inning against Oakland on Saturday night, the point was not the modest part he played in an 11-3 loss. Nor was it the solo home run he surrendered before retiring the side. By Ben Smith.
Duh tip of the day: No matter how much you want to get there, the road trip ends when your passenger is cold and stiff.

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