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Hurricane Irene: Cone of Uncertainty, Hurricane Tracker, Storm Surge

I feel compelled to air some thoughts about the current hurricane threat, and to throw in some useful links. I'm sure anybody in the path of Hurricane Irene knows  where to go for the latest satellite, radar and projections. I'm hoping they are also giving a great deal of thought to a Storm Plan, in case things get rough. 

Of interest with Hurricane Irene are the Northeast States, if only for their dense populations. As with NOAA's SPC and the deadly Missouri-Alabama-Tennessee tornado outbreak in April this year, the NOAA National Hurricane Center has been pretty sure about this particular storm's trajectory now for the past 3 days. Perhaps that's the nature of the East Coast storms, as opposed to those in the Gulf of Mexico. It seems to be clear to those monitoring the tropics by the time a storm has approached the Bahamas, as to whether it's going to head out to sea, or make for the US coast. 

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Skating Away With the Cirque du Soleil: Katie Ketchum Rolls and Balances in Buffalo, Tehachapi and Manhattan

I found the link to this article pondering about do what you love and all that over on an inline instruction email list, and they were joking about running away with the circus, so I should credit them for the idea of my title, too! I never found any video of Katie Ketchum in Cirque du Soleil, but I found two nice ones of her burning up with some sweet style on one of her favorite indoor street courses...She seems to focus on intricate, precise landings, but can pop a spin (see 0:52 or so). Mostly though it's less rotational and more flowing moves with stylish finishes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icfC53VJ7pE

Location

Woodward West
28400 Stallion Springs Drive
Tehachapi, California 93561
United States
35° 4' 50.8296" N, 118° 38' 7.71" W
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New York City Marathon Articles of Note for Logistics, Medical, Volunteer, Event Planning Purposes

I didn't watch the NYC marathon this year, and the coverage was delayed and compressed I believe anyway on NBC (though for those with Universal Sports I believe it was live over the air free digital television...in Atlanta, for example).

Location

Central Park New York, New York
United States
40° 46' 19.2972" N, 73° 58' 30.5508" W
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Joey Cheek on Comedy Central tonight

According to the front page at http://www.colbertnation.com/home, Olympic ice speedskater Joey Cheek is scheduled to be a guest on The Colbert Report this evening on the Comedy Central network.

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30,000-Square-Foot Roller Rink Opens in Manhattan 8th Ave 59th Street New York City

While researching some roller and inline topics last night I came across a wonderful news item about the first night in a new skating rink about to open. With 30,000 square feet of rolling space, this place would hold a ton of skaters for a fad sweeping the nation. In December of 1884. Almost 125 years ago! See...the article intro in text and full piece in pdf... http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9805E0DE1F3BE033A25754C2A... http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9805E0DE1F3BE033A25754...

Location

United States
40° 46' 6.0744" N, 73° 58' 57.2016" W
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Anhedonia, Anhedonia, What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?

(For those who don't relate to the world entirely in terms of song lyrics, the title of this post alludes to "Caldonia," originally recorded by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five but redone by many others since.)

Anhedonia is defined as "the absence of pleasure or the ability to experience it." I encountered the word a month or so ago, hearing someone on the radio talking about addiction and recovery.

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Federal Reserve Governor Inline Skater, plus 1906 Roller Skating Basketball Championships

Lest we forget there are inline skaters everywhere, even when we may be unaware, I just found out that Frederic Mishkin, who is on the Federal Reserve Bank Board of Governors, is an inline skater, cyclist and small craft sailor on the Hudson. I found the information in this article but I believe it is from press release materials as other articles contain the same information.

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Tony Danza Inline Skating on 7th Ave at the TKTS Booth

The net is catching up to the news of Tony Danza joining the cast of The Producers on Broadway. After a year of losing a marriage and a television show (one has to wonder if one might've survived without the other), the tiny dancer shows another facet of his extroversion of life.
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