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Ask Ken Beck

Noomi Rapace is the girl who grew up in Sweden and Iceland

Dear Ken: Where is Noomi Rapace, who plays the archaeologist in Prometheus, from?

Rapace, 32, was born in Sweden. Her mother is a Swedish actress and her late father was a Spanish flamenco singer. She moved to Iceland at 5 where she made her first movie at 7 before moving back to Sweden at 9. Since 2009, she starred in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. The latter was the first film in which she speaks in English. Divorced, she has an 8-year-old son.

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Our Feathered Friends

Our Feathered Friends - July 18

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=20|imageid=437|displayname=0|float=left}By RAY POPE

It is really nice to have Carole Young back where she belongs. We missed her very much as she tried her hand at living in East Tennessee, but she decided that she belonged here around us. Me and her friend, Maggie Whiteaker, were invited to a hamburger dinner this past Friday out to Carole's home.

She pretty well lives in a heavily wooded area and you know what that means, Birds and other wildlife. A virtual plethora of things that I enjoy watching. Her property has a large field where you can find Bob White Quail, another species that is getting lost in this ever growing need for people to move out into the country. One of these days, we will have to go out farther into the wilds to enjoy the familiar whistled call, "Bob White!"

As we made the trip down her driveway, which has washed out with all the rain and looks like a war zone, there were numerous species that followed us to the house. Field Sparrows and Indigo Buntings escorted our hungry group down all the way to the small "crick," which is northern for creek, where the woods begin.

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Guest Column

Hanging out with possessives on Facebook

By ANNE DONNELL

Can we do an Ask Anne Facebook edition? We have a dispute here at the homestead....lol!-J.B.R.

Ask Anne invaded Facebook in June, and heres the transcript, minus the photos, LIKE/DISLIKE emblem, and dates. Ive reduced most names to initials to protect the innocent, or at least to protect somebody. In the language game, Im beyond protection, so Ive used my name. Ive also used the name of my Texas first cousin once removed. Ive edited no one. (One error is addressed by someone else.) Were hanging out with it all hanging out. This will give you non Facebook folks a taste of social networking in these here parts.

It all began with the question above.

D.H. Just put it out there. We'll all be your arbiter until Anne settles it

Anne Donnell: IM ALL EARS (AND THATS A SIGHT)

J.B.R. Road names - Coles Ferry Pike for example. To be correct, shouldn't it be Coles' Ferry? (I know the name will never change ). Also, the same would be true for Hunters Point Pike. (Hunters' Point) What is your opinion?

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At the Movies

Nolans Batman trilogy poses ethical questions

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=58|imageid=439|displayname=0|float=left}By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Friday marks the completion of director Christopher Nolans trilogy of Batman films with The Dark Knight Rises and his first two installments look at real world terrorism, the pursuit of bringing them to justice, and whether sacrificing an ethical code in the process is justifiable.

Since the start in 2005, with Batman Begins, Nolan has set Bruce Wayne/Batman (Christian Bale) against villains and their schemes that are reminiscent of real world terrorism.

Plots by villains in the films include bioterrorism in Begins to blowing up buildings, using suicide bombers and holding large passenger ferries hostage with bombs, in The Dark Knight.

Following 9/11, anthrax attacks killed five people and infected 22, terror suspects were arrested in Denver for attempting to poison water supplies and terrorists have been using suicide bombers and blowing up buildings for decades. Nolan's films ask the tough question of whether unethical means are allowable when hunting down such evil individuals.

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General News

Council slows contract approval process

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

A five-year agreement between the City of Lebanon and Atkins NA, Inc., for professional airport services, failed to pass City Council Tuesday night due to concerns over language in the contract that gives the Mayor authority to enter contracts with Atkins for projects related to development of the Lebanon Municipal Airport.

Ward 5 Councilor Haywood Barry raised his concerns about the Mayor being authorized to sign contracts for individual projects, noting those contracts dont have to be approved by the council.

Barry said the Lebanon City Charter requires contracts be approved by council.

Council failed to pass the agreement for lack of a majority. Ward 1 Councilor Alex Buhler and Ward 4 Councilor Joe Hayes voted in favor of the agreement, with Barry voting no and Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath passing. Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Huddleston and Ward 3 Councilor Rob Cesternino were absent from the meeting.

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LPD seeks suspects in robbery at Kroger

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Authorities are searching for two suspects involved in a reported robbery in the Kroger parking lot in Lebanon late Tuesday night.

According to the Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen, officers responded to a robbery call at Kroger at 1418 West Main Street, shortly after 11 p.m., Tuesday. A female shopper informed officers she was loading groceries into her truck when a white female with blond hair, approached her from behind and demanded her purse.

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The Flight Fantastic

Lebanon aviator to reunite WWII plane with veteran

By KEN BECK
The Wilson Post

On a scorching Fourth of July morning Duncan Cameron labors in a cavernous garage, meticulously bringing an olive-drab 1940s Stinson L-5 Sentinel back to life.

He had the flying machine disassembled to the last screw 14 months ago when he discovered it had seen duty during World War II in the Pacific.

Before that it was just another plane. Then I found out it was an Iwo Jima plane, said the 55-year-old Southwest Airlines pilot, who realized he was holding a piece of historya Marine observation plane used during the bloody Battle of Iwo Jima in early 1945.

Digging through the archives at the National Museum for the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va., Cameron scrutinized copious records related to the 12 members of Marine Observation Squadron 5. The paper trail eventually led him to Merton P. Hanson, a 91-year-old Iowa resident, who flew the plane.

I got a hit doing an Internet search on his name and found he was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Des Moines, Iowa, Cameron recalled. I called his phone number, and his wife Jeanne answered. When I asked to speak to him, she told me, Hes busy. When I told her I was restoring a plane he flew at Iwo Jima, she yelled. Merton, come to the phone!

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General Sports

Bracket play begins in CABA

LEBANON -- Barring additional rain, Saturday is still on target for championship play of the eighth annual CABA 14U World Series. Tournament director Johnny Davenport credits hard work at the six county venues for getting the 32-team tournament back on schedule.

"Saturday was a complete washout, we lost 27 games due to rain," Davenport said, "but thanks to the grounds crews who pumped water off the fields, we were able to get back on track Sunday."

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Local Dixie teams fall in state

SPRINGFIELD -- The Lebanon Rotary Dixie Major (11-12) all-stars were eliminated from the OZone state tournament 4-3 by Summertown Tuesday evening at Travis Price Park. The loss was the second in a row for the local team after falling to Chester County Sunday 7-5.

Trailing 1-0 after one, Lebanon bounced back with three in the top of the second inning after Dylan Alsup walked, then moved to second on a single by Tristan Warden. A single up the middle by Thomas Bryan loaded the bases, then Alsup scored on a wild pitch.

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