News from around the network and around Ann Arbor for Wednesday, September 12, 2012. This is an experimental production! Let me know if you're interested in being on a mailing list for the daily telegram.
Volume 1, Number 3.
Benghazi, Libya: Four American embassy officers, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, are dead and others are injured after a mob attacks and sets fire to the US consulate office. [BBC] [New York Times]
Los Angeles: Israeli-American film maker Sam Bacile is in hiding after his anti-Islamic film sparks riots in the Middle East. [AP/Sacramento Bee]
Chicago teachers strike, day 3: Talks are scheduled to resume on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. between the Chicago Teachers Union and the school board, with a new offer on the table. [NBC 5 Chicago] The strike is seen as a greater test of the Democratic Party's support for organized labor. [Democracy Now]
Ann Arbor: The final bid at the county tax foreclosure auction for the parcel containing the now-demolished old St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was $610,200. [AnnArbor.com] [Ann Arbor Chronicle] No word yet on which organization won the bid.
City of Ann Arbor: The Building Board of Appeals hears appeals of cases where the city has found poor repairs or construction of buildings; they haven't published their meeting minutes since 2010. A FOIA request has been filed by the editor to see what decisions have been made and what's been on the agendas. [FOIA Coordinator]
Rawsonville, MI: Rowe's Produce Farm is open for fall raspberry picking.
Detroit Tigers 5, Chicago White Sox 3. Tigers are now 2 games out of first place and they snapped a 4 game losing streak on the road. Two Tiger home runs from Jackson and Cabrera in the 5th inning; Fister with the win (9-8), Valverde with the save (29). [MLB]
NHL: Ann Arbor will be watching for a possible lockout of National Hockey League players, which could cancel the scheduled January 1, 2013 "Winter Classic" at Michigan Stadium. "Sources tell Action News the NHL will hold a press conference Thursday to announce the Sep. 15 lockout," writes WXYZ-TV's Brad Galli. [@bradgalli] [Winter Classic] [CBC News Windsor] [Globe and Mail]
Events. Check the Ann Arbor Observer calendar for details of what's going on today. At 7:00 p.m. at the Matthei Botanical Gardens there is a meeting of the Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers [Arborwiki] to discuss fall management of bees. At 8:30 p.m. at Arbor Brewing Company, WCBN-FM's Robot Pasta show is sponsoring a screening of The Delian Mode, a 2011 documentary about Delia Derbyshire, the 20th-century English electronic music composer who did music for the Dr. Who series.