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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A device that's now sucking up significant amounts of the oil spewing from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico offered a measure of optimism Sunday even as the government's point man on the spill warned problems would persist for months.
Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that the spill, which is ravaging beaches and wildlife, will not be contained until the leak is fully plugged and that even afterward "there will be oil out there for months to come."
The disaster, which began with an oil rig explosion in mid-April, will persist "well into the fall," Allen said.
The Western Alliance for Nature is holding simultaneous demonstrations in all coastal counties of California to protest the International Whaling Commission’s proposal to lift a 1986 moratorium and allow commercial whaling to resume. Baykeeper, Surfrider and Ocean Conservancy will be gathering signatures on a petition to President Obama asking him to keep his promise to oppose whaling and direct the U.S. delegation to the IWC to support the continuation of the moratorium.
Trainwreck, featuring Kyle Gass of Tenacious D, stopped by Dr. Syd's Free Clinic for some Trainwreck songs and banter. Dr. Syd and KG are in the middle. Click here to listen to /download the Trainwreck set.
Read all about it here. He flies from city to city. He does interviews. He sells out shows. Millions of fans want his autograph. Sounds like a rock star right? It’s rare when a novelist garners so much buzz and attention like Chuck Palahniuk has over the years. His summer tour seems strikingly similar to that of your typical rock band hitting cities like Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. It wouldn’t be the least bit surprising if his tour came with a complete package of groupies, fanatics, and paparazzi. This is the man that brought you “Fight Club” and “Choke.” He’s a New York Times bestselling author with the swagger of a rock star. It seems almost as if every book this guy writes gets optioned for a movie. Read more.
Damian Marley and Nas kick off their Distant Relatives tour this Friday night at the Arcata Community Center. The doors open for this all ages event open at 8 pm. You can buy tickets here or win a a pair TONIGHT at 6 pm on our Facebook page.
At 6 pm we will ask you a trivia question via Facebook. John Matthews has pulled the winning post number out of a hat. Only the first 20 correct posts will count. HINT: You might want to be on the offficial Bob Marley website.
Update: Congratulations to Eugenia Bragaru on being lucky number 17! She won the pair.