ROCHESTER, N.Y. Twister, the parlour game once too hot for the Sears catalogue but cool enough for Johnny Carson, was inducted Thursday into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The class of 2015 also includes the old-as-time puppet and Super Soaker ‚Äî think squirt gun on steroids.
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IOWA CITY, Iowa Kraft Heinz is closing is closing a plant in Canada and six others in the United States over the next two years as part of a downsizing that will eliminate 2,600 jobs, the newly merged food company announced Wednesday.
The Canadian plant being closed is in St. Marys, a small town in southwestern Ontario.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Cam Newton tries to distract Graham Gano in practice sometimes—walking over to the veteran kicker and whispering in his ear, “Just a little bit of pressure.”
Gano answered that pressure on a rainy Monday night.
WASHINGTON—Dusty Baker is the new manager of the Washington Nationals—meaning Major League Baseball avoids what would have been its first start to a season since 1988 with zero black skippers.
The Nationals announced Baker’s hiring today, nearly a month after firing Matt Williams, whose lack of prior experience turned out to be a problem as the club missed the playoffs.
NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Titans have fired Ken Whisenhunt after a 3-20 start, with Mike Mularkey being named interim head coach for the rest of the season.
The Titans announced the move this morning.
“We have expected more progress on the field, and I felt it was time to move in a different direction,” Titans’ controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement.
CHICAGO—Adrian Peterson’s legs, Blair Walsh’s foot, and Teddy Bridgewater’s poise lifted Minnesota to a rare Windy City win.
With no time to spare, either.
Peterson ran for 103 yards and Walsh kicked a 36-yard field goal as time expired to lift Minnesota to a 23-20 win over the Chicago Bears yesterday.
GENEVA—The Antarctic ozone hole has swelled this month to one of its biggest sizes on record, U.N. and U.S. scientists say.
They insist the Earth-shielding ozone layer remains on track to long-term recovery but residents of the southern hemisphere should be on watch for high UV levels in the weeks ahead.
RUSTON, La.—After more than 45 years of saving pennies, a Louisiana man decided it was time to cash them in.
The News-Star reports 73-year-old Otha Anders, of Ruston, took 15 five-gallon plastic water jugs full of the coins to the bank on Tuesday.
His grand total: a deposit of $5,136.14 into his account.
He says it will go toward a recent dental bill.
RUSTON, La. After more than 45 years of saving pennies, a Louisiana man decided it was time to cash them in.
The News-Star reports that 73-year-old Otha Anders, of Ruston, took 15 five-gallon plastic water jugs full of the coins to the bank on Tuesday. His grand total: A deposit of $5,136.14 into his account. He says it will go toward a recent dental bill.
GENEVA The U.N.’s weather body says unusually cold high-altitude conditions have expanded the Antarctic ozone hole to one of the largest sizes on record, though the long-term trend remains one of shrinkage.
The World Meteorological Organizations notes regular, year-to-year variations in the hole, but says the expansion shows “we need to remain vigilant.”