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So much winning.

Obviously, President Donald Trump's brand of victory is so above a lowly plebe like me, that I can't even identify it for what it is. Clearly, last week's monumental collapse of the GOP's health care bill was, somehow, an incredible victory. What else could it be? Trump's a winner.\u00a0

We'd win so much under a Trump administration that we'd get sick of it, he boasted on the campaign trail. Legislation to \"repeal and replace\" President Barack Obama's defining domestic policy would be in the works \"immediately\" after he took office. Not day 64. Not day 100.\u00a0

Day one.

Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and the White House. If they can't govern in this environment, they can't govern at all.\u00a0

Nearly 70 days into Trump's presidency and that nebulous \"plan\" to defeat the Islamic State is little more than a ramp-up of Obama's policy. His Muslim ban -- er, travel ban -- can't survive a courtroom. Recently, the president blamed Fox News for his outright lie that asserted Obama employed British intelligence to spy on his campaign. Yes, the man whose words carry more weight -- at least they did -- than just about anyone else on the planet is pointing fingers at a friendly news network because he can't be bothered to do any real research.

Trump has accomplished essentially nil aside from a few executive orders that gut environmental regulations. That and, well, offending ally after ally in record time.\u00a0

Man, isn't winning awesome?

Earlier this month, Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann told a pro-Trump crowd that the president is \"doing exactly what he said he would.\" It's become a common refrain. And many now saying it are the very same people who cautioned voters prior to the election to \"not take Trump literally.\"

This cognitive dissonance continues to persist. Trump's tweets shouldn't be \"taken literally,\" Republicans say. And yet, the president \"means what he says.\"

Don't forget that, recently, the head of the FBI, under oath, told Congress that, if \"taken literally,\" Trump's claims were bogus. How's that a win, exactly?

Trump's draft federal budget probably won't be much of a win, either, since its all but DOA. For example, it takes aim at the Midwesterners who helped him upset Hillary Clinton in Michigan and Wisconsin. The health of the Great Lakes and its fisheries are of huge importance. And, yet, programs to combat invasive species would be gutted by Trump's non-starter of a wishlist.\u00a0

The same is true for the failed health care bill. It was Trump's white, working class base that would have borne the brunt of bill championed by Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan, said reports by the Congressional Budget Office and Kaiser Foundation.\u00a0

Trump never bothered to learn the issue. He left the real work to his merry band of warring advisers. The harder they worked to placate the GOP's right flank, namely the House Freedom Caucus, the more they agitated Trump's center. The legislation was doomed in the Senate, even if it had survived the House.

It's a damning sign of weakness from the self-described world's best deal-maker, a man whose entire political persona hinges on twisted machismo.

Immediately upon the bill's demise on Friday, Trump, true to form, lashed out at Democrats, until now a feckless group.

Over the weekend, he turned his wrath on the Freedom Caucus, which includes Iowa's Rod Blum. Interesting strategy. While small, the Freedom Caucus wields outsized power. And, in its opposition, Freedom Caucus members proclaimed a total lack of fear of Trump.\u00a0

Politico and The Washington Post reported over the weekend that, internally, Trump's scorn was focused on Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.\u00a0

Nowhere has Trump accepted any personal responsibility for an objectively devastating defeat. Not once has he indicated that, just maybe, he underestimated the complexity of the politics at play.\u00a0

I guess winners blame everyone but themselves.\u00a0

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Next time you\u2019re at the grocery store, take a minute to study the options. How many brands of soup? Of cereal? Of soda pop?

Then, walk down the alcohol aisles. Beer, wine and spirits of national, regional and local origin abound. Alcohol selections enjoyed by your grandfather, your mother and your friends are easy to find. In fact, Iowa consumers have access to thousands of different labels.

This selection is brought to you by Iowa\u2019s brand of alcohol market regulation, primarily known as the three-tier distribution system and its cornerstone anti-corruption and anti-monopoly component, tied house protection.

A key contributor to the buy-local movement, Iowa\u2019s alcohol policy encourages locally-owned alcohol operations. It\u2019s no accident there are nearly 800 eastern Iowans employed in beer distribution alone.

The law provides protections for each tier \u2013 retailers, distributors and manufacturers \u2013 from undue influence by any other tier. Distributors buy only what can be reasonably sold and have market-based incentives to merchandise what\u2019s popular. Bars and restaurants that sell only one manufacturer\u2019s soft drinks can offer hundreds of beers, wines and spirits without fear of targeted price hikes or lackluster service.

Tied-house protections also contain exceptions for manufacturers to establish brands with taprooms or cocktail rooms at the manufacturing site to promote their products and provide a consumer experience. The net result is that Iowans are hard-pressed to find a deficiency in choice and availability.

During Iowa\u2019s recent alcohol policy review, we heard from nearly every segment of the industry that Iowa\u2019s laws are generally good for commerce. A chain retailer operating in several states said Iowa\u2019s laws are \u201cretailer-friendly.\u201d Some of Iowa\u2019s biggest liquor suppliers submitted that Iowa is a forward-thinking place to do business while some brewers said aspects of Iowa law are too liberal.

Iowa\u2019s chief alcohol regulator paid lip service supporting the three-tier system but recently advocated publicly to weaken tied-house protections. Logically, a robust three-tier system and a weak tied-house law are mutually exclusive. It\u2019s impossible to have both.

With more consumer choice than ever, more retail space dedicated to alcohol than ever and more Iowa manufacturers than ever, who are the victims of Iowa\u2019s tied-house protections? Specifics are light.

Rather than advocating seismic shifts in an orderly marketplace that is clearly working for Iowa industry, consumers and the public interest, alcohol regulators should focus on enforcing laws that ensure a level playing field and industry-wide compliance with regard to excise taxes, fair trade practices and safe, responsible and legal sales.

So what if Iowa abandoned tied-house protections?

Consumers would be the first losers. Favorite beers, wines and spirits \u2013 big and small \u2013 could be excluded from aisles, tap lines, refrigerated spaces or entire stores altogether.

Increasingly, money would undermine merit-based shelf and tap access. Exclusive agreements and inducements would give retailers incentives to hit volume targets, nudging up consumption. Absentee-manufacturers calling shots at the retail level become more likely to disregard contemporary community standards and norms. Precisely the practice tied-house protections are designed to prevent.

Wide market access and consumer choice in this industry is because of Iowa\u2019s three-tier system and its tied-house protections, not despite them. Let\u2019s maintain Iowa\u2019s free houses and keep the tied house a pre-Prohibition relic.

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Nives Dolsak, University of Washington and Aseem Prakash, University of Washington

(THE CONVERSATION) As President Trump pivots from a failed attempt to overhaul health care to new orders rolling back controls on carbon pollution, environmentalists are preparing for an intense fight. We study environmental politics, and believe the health care debate holds an important lesson for green advocates: Policies that create concrete benefits for specific constituencies are hard to discontinue.

Opinion polls and hostile audiences at Republican legislators\u2019 town hall meetings show that the Affordable Care Act won public support by extending health insurance to the uninsured. And this constituency is not shy about defending its gains.

The same lesson can be applied to environmental issues. In our view, environmentalists need to defend environmental regulations by emphasizing their concrete benefits for well-defined constituencies, and mobilize those groups to protect their gains.

Environmentalists should continue making broad, long-term arguments about addressing climate change. After all, there is an important political constituency that views climate change as the defining challenge for humanity and favors active advocacy on climate issues. At the same time, however, they need to find more ways to talk about local jobs and benefits from climate action so they can build constituencies that include both greens and workers.

Pork-barrel environmentalism?

Americans have a love-hate relationship with pork-barrel politics. Reformers decry it, but many legislators boast about the goodies they bring home. As former Texas Senator Phil Gramm once famously crowed, \u201cI\u2019m carrying so much pork, I\u2019m beginning to get trichinosis.\u201d And pragmatists assert that in moderate quantities, pork helps deals get made.

Classic studies of the politics of regulation by scholars such as Theodore Lowi and James Q. Wilson show that when benefits from a regulation are diffused across many people or large areas and costs are concentrated on specific constituencies, we can expect political resistance to the regulation. Groups who stand to lose have strong incentives to oppose it, while those who benefit form a more amorphous constituency that is harder to mobilize.

We can see this dynamic in climate change debates. President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt contend that undoing carbon pollution controls will promote job growth. Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America, argues that the Obama administration\u2019s Clean Power Plan will destroy coal jobs and communities, and that \u201cgreen jobs\u201d in clean energy industries are unlikely to be located in coal country.

Climate change can be framed in many ways, and there has been much discussion about which approaches best engage the public. Environmental advocates can do a better job of emphasizing how climate regulations produce local benefits along with global benefits.

One promising initiative, the BlueGreen Alliance, is a coalition of major labor unions and environmental organizations. Before President Trump\u2019s recent visit to Michigan, the alliance released data showing that nearly 70,000 workers in well over 200 factories and engineering facilities in Michigan alone were producing technologies that helped vehicle manufacturers meet current fuel efficiency standards. Regulations can be job creators, but this truth needs to be told effectively.

Pipelines: Local jobs or global environmental protection

President Trump\u2019s approval of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines demonstrates the difficulty of fighting locally beneficial programs with global arguments.

Environmentalists argue, correctly, that both pipelines are part of the infrastructure that supports the fossil fuel economy. For example, by some estimates the KXL pipeline could increase global carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 110 million tons annually by making possible increased oil production from Canadian tar sands.

However, both the AFL-CIO and the Teamsters support the projects. They believe pipelines create jobs, although there is broad disagreement over how many jobs they generate over what time period.

By endorsing both pipelines, Trump is probably seeking to consolidate his support among midwestern working-class voters who believe, rightly or wrongly, that urban environmental elites are imposing job-killing regulations. But these pipelines also impose local costs, which have spurred Native American protests against DAPL and opposition to KXL from farmers, ranchers and citizens in Nebraska.

Local protests have not changed the Trump administration\u2019s political calculus on DAPL or KXL, which is why opponents in both cases are turning to the courts. But in other instances environmental groups have successfully mobilized communities by highlighting local issues.

Conserving Utah\u2019s public lands

Federal control of public lands is a sore issue for Republicans, particularly in western states. Utah offers a fascinating example. State politicians want to reverse President Obama\u2019s designation of the Bears Ears National Monument and reduce the amount of land included in the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument. But conservationists successfully blocked recent efforts by allying with the outdoor recreation industry.

By some estimates Utah\u2019s outdoor recreation industry employs 122,000 people and brings US$12 billion into the state each year. Utah hosts the biannual Outdoor Retailer trade show, which brings about $45 million in annual direct spending.

In response to Utah officials\u2019 efforts to roll back federal land protection, the outdoor retail industry has announced that it will move the prestigious trade show to another state after its contract with Salt Lake City expires in 2018. Patagonia is boycotting the 2017 summer show and asking supporters to contact Utah politicians and urge them to keep \u201cpublic lands in public hands.\u201d The bicycle industry is also planning to move its annual trade show to a location outside Utah.

Governor Gary Herbert has reacted by offering to negotiate with the industry. U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz introduced a bill in January that called for selling off more than three million acres of federal land in Utah, but withdrew it after massive protests from hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. Hunters and gun owners are important constituents for Chaffetz and other conservative Republican politicians.

Renewable energy means high-tech jobs

Environmentalists also successfully localized green regulations in Ohio, where Republican Governor John Kasich vetoed a bill in December 2016 that would have made the state\u2019s renewable electricity targets voluntary instead of mandatory for two years.

As a politician with presidential ambitions who claims credit for his state\u2019s economic success, Kasich knows that several high-tech companies in Ohio have committed to switching to renewable energy. As one example, Amazon is investing in local wind farms to power its energy-intensive data servers, in response to criticism from environmental groups.

Ohio froze its renewable energy standards for two years in 2014 after utilities and some large power customers argued that they were becoming expensive to meet. But when the legislature passed a bill in 2016 that extended the freeze for two more years, a coalition of renewable energy companies and environmental groups mobilized against it. In his veto message, Kasich noted that the measure might antagonize \u201ccompanies poised to create many jobs in Ohio in the coming years, such as high-technology firms.\u201d

In sum, environmental regulations have a better chance of surviving if there are mobilized constituencies willing to defend them. And in the longer term, a local and job-oriented focus could expand the blue-green alliance and move the working class closer to the environmental agenda.

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article here: http://theconversation.com/climate-politics-environmentalists-need-to-think-globally-but-act-locally-73113.

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Christo Wilson, Northeastern University and Alan Mislove, Northeastern University

(THE CONVERSATION) Many apps and algorithms that feature prominently in our lives are, essentially, black boxes: We have no idea how they accomplish what they do; we just know they work. Or at least we think we do. Most recently this became apparent when The New York Times revealed that Uber used a system it called \u201cgreyballing\u201d to show certain users phantom cars and prevent them from getting rides through the Uber app.

In essence, these users \u2013 often government officials or others Uber feared might interfere with the company\u2019s services \u2013 were shown a completely different (and deliberately false) view of Uber\u2019s data, without their knowledge or consent. Given the ubiquity of the Uber service \u2013 and the controversy that surrounds Uber in general \u2013 this article immediately raised questions about the fairness and legality of Uber\u2019s practices. For example, why should people trust Uber\u2019s surge prices if the app and data can be manipulated arbitrarily, at will by Uber?

Unfortunately, platforms like Uber are almost always closed: Users, regulators and policymakers typically have no way to know whether, or to what extent, apps and algorithms are behaving in questionable ways. The greyballing was only discovered because its existence was leaked to the media by current and former Uber employees.

But algorithms are widely used in many contexts, including selecting job applicants when hiring, estimating borrowers\u2019 creditworthiness, determining where police departments should deploy patrol officers and even setting bail for criminal suspects.

In all of these cases, the output of the algorithm can have enormous consequences on people\u2019s lives, and yet we often lack a basic understanding of whether they may be biased, unfair or discriminatory. It\u2019s a concern shared bygovernmentagencies and scholars alike.

Running up against the law

Our own research seeks to identify these problems through study and scholarship, without needing to wait for whistle-blowers to spill the beans. We leverage real users and fake accounts created by us to compile data from online services. Using these data, we try to tease out how black-box algorithms work: What data do they use? How do user characteristics affect the output of the algorithm? Does the system do things that a normal person might find questionable? Of course, companies view their algorithms and data sets as proprietary, and are loath to open them up to outside scrutiny, especially when it may reveal embarrassing things (like attempts to manipulate law enforcement).

In effect, our goal is to increase the transparency of black-box algorithms (like those used by Uber) that affect our daily lives, and to make algorithms and their human designers accountable to social and legal norms. We\u2019re developing ways for researchers, regulators and policymakers to measure these systems and identify instances of unfairness and discrimination.

But there is a significant legal barrier, one that we think effectively ensures the American public is, and will stay, in the dark about how these computerized systems work, and whether they\u2019re fair and equitable to everyone. It\u2019s called the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). It\u2019s the country\u2019s main \u201canti-hacking\u201d law, originally passed in 1986 and broadened in 1996. And we\u2019re among a group of scholars and news organizations who have sued to overturn key provisions that block researchers like us from investigating these crucial elements of modern American life.

Letting companies make the rules

Among other things, the CFAA imposes civil and criminal penalties on anyone who \u201cexceeds authorized access\u201d to any computer. This might seem relatively benign and vague, but the vagueness is part of the problem. Some courts and prosecutors have taken the position that it \u201cexceeds authorized access\u201d to do anything contrary to a website\u2019s or company\u2019s Terms of Service. These are the long screens of legalese users must agree to \u2013 usually without having read a word of them \u2013 before using a website or a piece of software.

Unfortunately, many Terms of Service contain what we consider egregious claims and limitations on users.

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Verizon and AT&T included a prohibition from criticizing the company when using their internet service, threatening to cut off critics\u2019 internet access, even if the criticism was fair, accurate and true.

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Facebook disallows providing any false personal information in one\u2019s Facebook profile. That\u2019s a problem for anyone who wants to protect their privacy by using a pseudonym or giving a false age, especially since Facebook\u2019s business model is entirely based on mining users\u2019 personal data to serve targeted ads.

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Internships.com, a website for finding internship opportunities, had a http://www.internships.com/terms\">provision allowing them to charge US$50,000 to anyone who used a web scraper to collect data from their website. This threat prevents researchers like us from examining the site, to look for issues like hiring discrimination and bias.

If, as prosecutors and courts have successfully argued, violating Terms of Service agreements can violate the CFAA, anyone who did any of these things \u2013 and anything else contained in any similar document \u2013 would be violating federal law and exposed to both criminal penalties and civil liability. In essence, we think the current interpretation of the CFAA lets companies write federal law.

Ensuring the law is clear

Along with otherresearchers and media organizations, we are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed last year by the ACLU challenging the provision of the CFAA that has been used to equate Terms of Service violations with breaking federal law. This connection is a serious impediment to the goals of algorithmic transparency and accountability: The CFAA was not intended to be a shield that blocks companies from public scrutiny. Yet that is what the prevailing legal interpretations of the law allow.

In the past, independent scrutiny has been crucial in identifying pernicious business practices like discriminatory hiring practices and redlining (illegally denying loans to customers based on race). For the good of modern society, researchers need the ability to audit algorithms without fear of legal reprisal.

On a personal level, the legal threat posed by the CFAA takes a toll on our research. CFAA violations are punishable with jail time and large fines. (To see an example of how large the stakes can be, consider how programmer and activist Aaron Swartz was charged under the CFAA.) In the past, we have abandoned projects because the risks seemed too great, or changed our methods to avoid particular Terms of Service minefields. But, even with this abundance of caution, we, our collaborators, and our students choose to put ourselves at risk every time we begin a new research project.

Currently, our lawsuit is pending before a federal judge in the D.C. District Court, while we await the court\u2019s response to the government\u2019s request that the suit be dismissed. However, our suit is already providing positive results: As part of its filings, the Department of Justice publicly released a previously unknown 2014 memorandum containing guidelines for federal prosecutors bringing charges under the CFAA. On one hand, the guidelines suggest that federal prosecution may not be warranted in instances where someone has only breached a website\u2019s Terms of Service, which sounds good. On the other hand, these are only guidelines; they do not change the law itself or its surrounding precedents, and these guidelines could be changed at any time. Changes in the executive branch and in the leadership of the DoJ highlight how fungible these guidelines are.

Ultimately, this lawsuit will bring clarity to what we and our co-plaintiffs see as a dangerously ambiguous and over-broad law. Researchers, journalists and activists should know where the lines are when planning their online investigations.

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article here: http://theconversation.com/were-suing-the-federal-government-to-be-free-to-do-our-research-74676.

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\"Lola\" (Crown), by Melissa Scrivner Love

Melissa Scrivner Love's \"Lola,\" her first novel, utilizes her television background and familiarity with law enforcement to craft a tough, gritty and graphic crime thriller.

Lola, who had a rough childhood, now lives with her boyfriend, Garcia, leader of a South Central Los Angeles gang called the Crenshaw Six. Every moment of every day feels both exhilarating and deadly to her. An opportunity for the gang to move up the social ladder of respectability and fear occurs when a Mexican drug cartel wants help recovering a lot of money and drugs. The leader of the group threatens to kill Lola if the contraband isn't retrieved.

In this world of gangs, street crime and vulnerability, Lola is not merely Garcia's woman or eye candy. She's the leader of the Crenshaw Six, and she's more ruthless than anyone can possibly imagine. She uses her brother as an example of the length she will go to show that a woman can be just as tough as a man, and create an even bigger empire.

The environment and neighborhood that Love creates on the page feels vivid and real. As a character who is strong, vibrant \u2014 and a true villain in every sense \u2014 Lola is the star of this tale. Although there are too many characters to juggle in the story, the focus on Lola and the people she surrounds herself with makes this one of the best written crime dramas to be published in quite some time.

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iBook charts for week ending March 26, 2017 (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher ):

iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books

1. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter - 9780062429063 - (William Morrow)

2. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - 9780698138636 - (Penguin Publishing Group)

3. Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles - 9780062311191 - (William Morrow)

4. The Shack by William P. Young - 9780964729292 - (Windblown Media)

5. Velocity by Dean Koontz - 9780307414304 - (Random House Publishing Group)

6. The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney - 9780425285053 - (Random House Publishing Group)

7. Vicious Circle by C. J. Box - 9780698410077 - (Penguin Publishing Group)

8. Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel - 9781101883891 - (Random House Publishing Group)

9. Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance - 9780062300560 - (Harper)

10. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - 9780547345666 - (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

(copyright) 2017 Apple Inc.

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App Store Official Charts for the week ending March 26, 2017:

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang

2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.

3. NBA 2K17, 2K

4. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi

5. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations

6. The Escapists, Team17 Software Ltd

7. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.

8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB

9. iSchedule, HotSchedules

10. Moji Maker, AppMoji, Inc.

Top Free iPhone Apps:

1. Bitmoji - Your Personal Emoji, Bitstrips

2. Snapchat, Snap, Inc.

3. Instagram, Instagram, Inc.

4. Ballz, Ketchapp

5. Messenger, Facebook, Inc.

6. YouTube - Watch, Upload and Share Videos, Google, Inc.

7. Google Maps - Navigation & Transit, Google, Inc.

8. Facebook, Facebook, Inc.

9. Spotify Music, Spotify Ltd.

10. Uber, Uber Technologies, Inc.

Top Paid iPad Apps:

1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang

2. The Escapists, Team17 Software Ltd

3. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB

4. Ultimate Forest Simulator, Gluten Free Games

5. Bloons TD 5 HD, Ninja Kiwi

6. Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location, Scott Cawthon

7. BEST JOB SIMULATOR 2017, Vincent Alexander

8. Goat Simulator, Coffee Stain Studios AB

9. Scribblenauts Unlimited, Warner Bros.

10. Procreate - Sketch, paint, create., Savage Interactive Pty Ltd

Top Free iPad Apps:

1. Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, nWay Inc.

2. Netflix, Netflix, Inc.

3. YouTube - Watch, Upload and Share Videos, Google, Inc.

4. Super Mario Run, Nintendo Co., Ltd.

5. Crash of Cars, Not Doppler

6. Word Cookies!, BitMango

7. Messenger, Facebook, Inc.

8. Facebook, Facebook, Inc.

9. Rolling Sky, Cheetah Technology Corporation Limited

10. Google Chrome - The Fast and Secure Web Browser, Google, Inc.

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(copyright) 2017 Apple Inc.

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MIAMI (AP) \u2014 The family of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark filming excursion off the Florida Keys filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday.

Rob Stewart, 37, of Toronto, Canada, died while diving in January off the coast of Islamorada, Florida, to film a follow-up to his 2006 documentary \"Sharkwater,\" which examined the impact of shark hunting on the ocean's ecosystem. He also made a 2013 documentary \"Revolution\" about environmental collapse and was a wildlife photographer.

According to the lawsuit, Stewart and dive organizer Peter Sotis both surfaced at the same with apparent breathing difficulties, but Stewart didn't make it back on board the dive boat. While others were treating Sotis, they allowed Stewart to slip away.

Stewart's submerged body was found three days later, about 300 feet from where he was last spotted on the surface, following a massive search involving the Coast Guard and several other agencies.

Stewart's death \"was a preventable tragedy that was going to happen to someone,\" his family's attorney, Michael Haggard said in an email.

The family \"hopes the legal action will push out and/or change the ways of all irresponsibly operating diving businesses and help keep attention on Stewart's mission of ocean conservation,\" he added.

Unspecified damages are being sought in the negligence lawsuit filed in Broward County, Florida, Circuit Court. It names as defendants Horizon Dive Adventures of Key Largo, Florida, Add Helium LLC of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and dive organizers Peter and Claudia Sotis, who operate Add Helium.

An attorney for Sotis did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

According to the lawsuit, the dive was taking place at the wreck of the Queen of Nassau in about 230 feet of water and about six miles from the Islamorada coast. A grappling hook had been placed on the wreck that was attached to a surface buoy to mark the location of the dive. Stewart and Peter Sotis encountered difficulties when they went down a third time to remove the grappling hook.

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 \u00a0 Darlene Cates, who played the housebound mother in the 1993 film \"What's Eating Gilbert Grape,\" has died.

Cates died in her sleep Sunday morning at her home in Forney, Texas, according to her son-in-law, David Morgan. She was 69.

\u00a0\u00a0Cates was cast in the film as the morbidly obese mother of Johnny Depp, in the title role, and his younger brother, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. She had been spotted by the film's screenwriter, Peter Hedges, while appearing on the \"Sally Jessy Raphael\" talk show, where she discussed her struggles with her weight.

The film, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, won acclaim for its sensitive portrayal of a troubled but loving family in a small Iowa town.

Cates later appeared on episodes of the series \"Picket Fences\" and \"Touched By an Angel.\"

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment.

The PBS documentarian announced Tuesday that he and two partners will make a two-part, four-hour film about the former heavyweight champ, who died last June. Burns, his daughter Sarah and David McMahon collaborated for a PBS documentary on Jackie Robinson that debuted last year.

The tentative plan is to air the Ali film in 2021.

Sarah Burns said the outpouring of good will at Ali's death made it easy to forget how divisive it was when the former Cassius Clay took the Ali name when he converted to Islam and refused to join the Army during the Vietnam War. She said filmmakers want to examine what influenced Ali's choices and how he stuck with them despite public condemnation.

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 Olympic champ Michael Phelps is participating in Discovery network's Shark Week this summer, although he won't be asked to outswim one.

It's not immediately clear what Phelps will be doing, although Discovery President Rich Ross said Tuesday he's intrigued about seeing the fastest human swimmer interact with nature's fastest. Perhaps Phelps can be encouraged to go underwater in a shark cage, he said.

The week of shark-themed programming in mid-summer is annually Discovery's biggest event. Now that it is approaching its 29th year, programmers are on the lookout for a new wrinkle.

Phelps has won 28 Olympic swimming medals, 23 of them gold.

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\"The Outsider\" (Minotaur), by Anthony Franze

A law student seeking employment after graduation lands in a conspiracy inside the U.S. Supreme Court in \"The Outsider,\" Anthony Franze's latest legal thriller.

Grayson Hernandez gets a job with the court, but it's in the mailroom. He listens to the various clerks discuss the cases and dreams of one day being in their company as an equal. One evening while heading home, he witnesses a mugging in the parking garage and intervenes. He ends up stopping the attack and saving the victim, who happens to be the Chief Justice of the United States. As a thank you, the head of the Supreme Court appoints him as a law clerk.

His happiness is short-lived, however, when FBI Special Agent Emma Milstein approaches him and asks for help. The case she's investigating involves murder that may be connected to the Supreme Court. She wants him to be an informant, and he reluctantly agrees. As he secretly begins investigating his fellow law clerks and the justices, he soon realizes that everything seems to be pointing at him being the one the FBI is seeking.

Descriptions of the law and how the Supreme Court operates are engaging, and Franze knows how to showcase the ins and outs of that world without diving into too much legalese.

Readers unfamiliar with elements of the justice system will still find this a satisfying mystery. It's like a mix of John Grisham and Scott Turow alongside the inner workings of the court system. Toss it all together and the end result is this winning novel. ___

Online:

http://anthonyfranzebooks.com/

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Count the following as specialties at GruBeez: Chicken and waffles, steak with shrimp, pizza, fried fish and burgers topped with macaroni and cheese or hash browns or sandwiched between two doughnuts.

The list goes on.

\u201cIt\u2019s comfort food \u2014\u00a0the only things that are missing is a TV and a couch,\u201d said Antonio Perkins, 47, who co-owns the small Davenport eatery with his wife, Nina. \u201cWhen you\u2019re messing with GruBeez, you don\u2019t want to be going back to work.\u201d

Along with a widespread menu, Perkins serves up daily off-the-menu specials, which are announced via Facebook posts accompanied\u00a0by mouth-watering photos. The restaurant\u2019s page is nearing 4,000 likes.

\u201cI have an idea in my head, but it could change by the time I wake up,\u201d he said. \u201cWe\u2019re always trying to do something we haven\u2019t done before or a twist on something we\u2019ve done before. It's always changing. We get calls all the time about something they saw on Facebook and we say, \u2018That was a one-time special from like a year ago.\u2019\u201d

Photos: 10 comfort foods at GruBeez

There\u2019s one element to the menu, however, that never changes: the price. No matter what, Perkins said every meal, often featuring giant portions, at GruBeez is priced under $10.

\u201cThe closest we get is $9.99,\u201d he said. \u201cI do it that way\u00a0because I can.\u201d

After talking with Perkins last week, there\u2019s\u00a0another reason \u2014\u00a0decades in the making \u2014\u00a0he and his wife do it that way.

A longtime dream

Since Perkins was 17, the Quad-City native has always had a job in the restaurant business. He worked in hotel kitchens and places such as Famous Dave\u2019s, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, TGI Fridays and Olive Garden.

\u201cI always loved cooking; my mom raised me up that way,\u201d Perkins said, adding that his mother never used recipes and went by taste. \u201cWe would cook the simple things like pancakes and eggs and corn bread. It was trial and error.\u201d

Those times spent in the kitchen are bright spots in Perkins\u2019 somewhat rough childhood. When asked what it was like to grow up in a neighborhood near downtown Davenport, he answered this way: \u201cHorrible.\u201d

\u201cIt was the 1970s and it was slummy like most ghettos,\u201d he said. \u201cThankfully, it doesn\u2019t look like it did when I was a kid.\u201d

In his 20s, he started dreaming about owning his own restaurant not tied to the \u201ccorporate way.\u201d

\u201cI always thought about a place where a family could sit down and eat and not break the bank,\u201d he said. \u201cWe couldn\u2019t go out to eat as a family when I was growing up. The best we got was McDonald\u2019s and that was rare.\u201d

It took another two decades \u2014\u00a0and tying the knot\u00a0with a fellow food buff in 1998 \u2014\u00a0for Perkins to make it happen.

When he and his wife saw the \u201cFor Lease\u201d sign outside the property on the corner of Pine and West 3rd streets in Davenport, they went for it. They opened GruBeez, with the motto \u201cThe Buzz of the Town,\u201d in December 2014.

Perkins could finally serve whatever he wanted and cook the way his mother taught him. Plus, the couple committed to using the establishment \u201cto give back to people that don\u2019t have as much,\u201d Nina Perkins, who left her job as a manager at TGI Friday\u2019s in May, said.

\u201cWe were both raised poor, so we know what it\u2019s like,\u201d she said. \u201cWe want to be a place where you can eat as a family and it's affordable.\"\u00a0

Off-the-beaten path

Unless you frequent the West End of Davenport, GruBeez isn\u2019t a spot you\u2019d likely just pass by.

I first heard about it from David Vandecar, 30, of Davenport, who emailed me in December about GruBeez. It\u2019s less than a 10-minute drive from his office at Palmer College of Chiropractic, but Vandecar said the location is \u201ckind of out of the way.\u201d

\u201cIt is an off-the-beaten path location, but don't let the inconspicuous digs fool you,\u201d he told me. \u201cIt\u2019s not an area I go for anything else. It\u2019s worth going there as a destination.\u201d

Still, Vandecar, who like other customers I talked to, said he found out about GruBeez from friends and on Facebook, frequently makes the trip to pick up a meal.

GruBeez primarily does carry-out orders with customers either calling ahead or walking up to the window to order. The restaurant has some outdoor seating, but no seats inside. The\u00a0owners occasionally walk bags of food across the street to customers at Thirsty\u2019s on Third or other nearby bars.

\u201cIt's the variety ... You could go there almost every day and never have the same thing twice,\u201d Vandecar said. \u201cThe only reason I go on Facebook is to check their specials. It\u2019s hard not to go every day.\u201d

Hectic, but worth it

Perkins begins each day shopping for ingredients. He shoots to be at Hy-Vee or Sam\u2019s Club or Save-A-Lot by 7 a.m.

\u201cDuring that journey, you could come across a great deal and then your special changes,\u201d he said. \u201cI\u2019ve found a deal on lamb chops before \u2014\u00a0you can\u2019t find a lamb chop dinner anywhere else for $9.99.\u201d

He\u2019s then cooking until 10 or 11 p.m.

The owners don\u2019t have any employees. They rely on help from relatives to keep up with the fast pace of orders.

\u201cIt wears on you,\u201d Antonio Perkins said. \u201cYou just muddle through when it\u2019s busy and keep going. You try not to take any days off, because it\u2019s just you.\u201d

Two weeks ago, it was extra busy when the couple announced they\u2019d offer tacos for 65 cents each.\u00a0

\u201cIt\u2019s a special we have about three times a year,\u201d Perkins said. \"It's something to give back.\"\u00a0

Droves of customers showed up. Some ordered as many as 30 or 40 tacos at a time.

\u201cWe got blasted,\u201d Perkins said. \u201cThe line was so long and wrapped around the corner.\u201d

Those days are hectic, Nina Perkins said, but worth it.

\u201cIt\u2019s important to give back to the West End and everywhere,\u201d she said, adding that she and her husband gave away backpacks and school supplies around the start of the school year.\u00a0

They dream of opening multiple locations with indoor seating, hiring employees and being able to give back more.\u00a0

But for now, it\u2019s easy for her to say what's special about GruBeez.

\"It's about the people we see and their smiles,\" she said. \"And it's all ours.\"\u00a0

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\"Vicious Circle\" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by C.J. Box

Decisions that Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett has made to protect his family come back to haunt him in \"Vicious Circle,\" a stellar installment in C.J. Box's ongoing series.

As the count of stories featuring Pickett and his family grow, so do their lives. All of the children are out of the house, so when trouble comes back to town, Pickett can't be in several places at once to insure their safety. His daughter April had run away with a rodeo champion, and she ended up being savagely beaten and left for dead. The boyfriend, Dallas Cates, was imprisoned, but he's now out and seeking revenge. When one of Pickett's good friends overhears Cates and others talking about hurting Pickett, he tries to warn him, but is killed before he can say anything. Then someone wearing April's jacket is attacked with a knife and almost dies.

Pickett knows Cates is responsible, but since Cates has an alibi for every incident, he can continue to plot the ultimate destruction of the warden and his family. Pickett has to use the law and allies to keep his family alive.

Box utilizes the wild and open spaces of Wyoming to create a brooding atmosphere that's as intense as the story line. Readers both new and old will enjoy figuring out with Pickett how to stop an unstoppable villain while keeping intact everything that he holds dear.

There's a reason why Box is consistently at the top of the best-seller lists: He writes a compelling tale that also rings with emotional resonance.

___

Online:

http://www.cjbox.net/

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 Syrian poet and translator Adonis has won a $50,000 prize from PEN America for lifetime achievement. The literary and human rights organization also has handed out prizes for best book of 2016 and best debut fiction.

At a Manhattan ceremony on Monday night, with the theme \"Books Across Borders,\" PEN announced that Adonis was the recipient of the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. Hisham Matar's memoir about his native Libya, \"The Return,\" won the $75,000 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award for the year's best work. Rion Amilcar Scott's story collection \"Insurrections\" won the $25,000 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for debut fiction. Angela Morales' \"The Girls in My Town,\" about growing up Mexican-American in Los Angeles, was given the $10,000 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 Alec Baldwin says he's \"stunned\" at the popularity of his impression of President Donald Trump on \"Saturday Night Live.\"

Baldwin tells Vanity Fair that he took up \"SNL\" producer Lorne Michaels' offer to play the Republican billionaire after a planned movie role fell through. He says it's turned out to be an \"incredible opportunity.\"

Baldwin says Kate McKinnon is \"one of the three most talented people\" he's worked with on the show. McKinnon has played Hillary Clinton, Trump aide Kellyanne Conway and Attorney General Jeff Sessions on \"SNL\" this season.

In an excerpt of a new memoir, Baldwin praises his former \"30 Rock\" co-star Tina Fey. He writes that working on Fey's NBC sitcom was the best job he's had or will ever have.

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\"Dance Moms\" star Abby Lee Miller says she has quit the Lifetime reality series ahead of her scheduled May sentencing on federal bankruptcy fraud charges.

Miller posted on Instagram on Sunday that she will no longer take part in the show. She says that she has asked for creative credit for her ideas for the show for six years, but hasn't received it. She says she has been \"manipulated, disrespected and used.\"

A&E Networks, which includes Lifetime, declined to comment on the post.

Miller pleaded guilty in June to hiding about $775,000 from a bankruptcy court after filing for Chapter 11. She's set to be sentenced in Pittsburgh on May 8.

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LONDON (AP) \u2014 Old Flo is on her way home.

The London borough of Tower Hamlets says in a statement Tuesday that the Henry Moore bronze that was the center of a heated legal dispute will be returning to the east London this fall. Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs says the sculpture will be placed at Cabot Square in Canary Wharf.

The cash-strapped council had threatened to sell the sculpture, \"Draped Seated Woman,\" nicknamed old Flo. Another London borough claimed it was the rightful owner and sued. The case stalled the sale.

In the meantime, Biggs' predecessor, Lutfur Rahman, was removed from office after being convicted of electoral fraud. When Tower Hamlets won the court case, Biggs sought to have Old Flo return after being on loan to a northern England sculpture park.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) \u2014 The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic \"Donkey Kong\" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit \"Wii Sports,\" that made gamers out of grandparents.

The hall of fame at The Strong museum in Rochester said Tuesday that 12 video games are under consideration for induction in May. They also include: \"Final Fantasy VII,\" ''Halo: Combat Evolved,\" ''Microsoft Windows Solitaire,\" ''Mortal Kombat,\" ''Myst,\" ''Pokemon Red and Green,\" ''Portal,\" ''Resident Evil,\" ''Street Fighter II\" and \"Tomb Raider.\"

The finalists were chosen from thousands of nominations from more than 100 countries, said museum officials, who will rely on an international committee of video game scholars and journalists to select the 2017 class. The winners will be inducted May 4.

\"What they all have in common is their undeniable impact on the world of gaming and popular culture,\" said Jon-Paul Dyson, director of The Strong's International Center for the History of Electronic Games.\"

The hall of fame recognizes electronic games that have achieved icon status and geographical reach, and that have influenced game design or popular culture.

The class of 2017 will be the third group to go into the young hall, joining \"DOOM,\" ''Grand Theft Auto III,\" ''The Legend of Zelda,\" ''The Oregon Trail,\" ''Pac-Man,\" ''Pong,\" ''The Sims,\" ''Sonic the Hedgehog,\" ''Space Invaders,\" Tetris, \"World of Wardcraft,\" and \"Super Mario Bros.,\" whose title character got his start in this year's \"Donkey Kong\" entry.

More about this year's finalists, according The Strong:

\u2014\"Donkey Kong\" (1981): Helped to launch the career of game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and sold an estimated 132,000 arcade cabinets.

\u2014\"Final Fantasy VII\" (1997): The Sony Playstation's second-most popular game introduced 3-D computer graphics and full motion video, selling more than 10 million units.

\u2014\"Halo: Combat Evolved\" (2001): A launch game for Microsoft's Xbox system, the science-fiction game sold more than 6 million copies and inspired sequels, spin-offs, novels, comic books and action figures.

\u2014\"Microsoft Windows Solitaire\" (1991): Based on a centuries-old card game, it has been installed on more than 1 billion home computers and other machines since debuting on Windows 3.0.

\u2014\"Mortal Kombat\" (1992): The game's realistic violence was debated internationally and in Congress and was a factor in the 1994 creation of the Entertainment Software Rating Board.

\u2014\"Myst\" (1993): The slow-paced, contemplative game harnessed early CD-ROM technology and became the best-selling computer game in the 1990s, selling 6 million copies.

\u2014\"Pokemon Red and Green\" (1996): Since appearing on the Nintendo Game Boy, the Pokemon phenomenon has produced more than 260 million copies of its games, 21.5 billion trading cards, more than 800 television episodes and 17 movies.

\u2014\"Portal\" (2007): The Game Developers Conference's 2008 Game of the Year was the breakout hit out of the four first-person shooter games it was packaged with, recognized for game mechanics that relied on portal physics.

\u2014\"Resident Evil\" (1996): Among spin-offs of the survival horror game are movies that have grossed more than $1.2 billion worldwide, as well as themed restaurants and novels.

\u2014\"Street Fighter II\" (1991): One of the top-selling arcade games ever helped spark an arcade renaissance in the 1990s and inspired numerous sequels.

\u2014\"Tomb Raider\" (1996): Its female protagonist, Lara Croft, is the face of a franchise that has sold more than 58 million units worldwide, helped in part by actress Angelina Jolie's movie portrayal.

\u2014\"Wii Sports\" (2006): Launched with the Nintendo Wii home video game system, its motion-control technology let gamers of any age serve a tennis ball or throw a left hook and helped push Wii console sales to more than 100 million.

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The adult body has 206 of them, but unless something goes wrong, bones are often ignored.

\u201cBones are an integral part of our structure of our body,\u201d says Pete Dawson, physician with Mosaic Life Care who specializes in sports medicine. \u201cThey keep us upright and they move our joints. They serve as attachment points for various organs. Without strong bones, we would not be able to really be mobile or function in any way.\u201d

A majority of women\u2019s bone growth is developed by age 20, with some continued growth through age 30. Men typically develop most bone density by ages 17 or 18 years old.

\u201cEighty percent or so of your skeleton is completed, or your bone density is nearly complete, by the time you are 18 or 20 years old,\u201d Dawson says. \u201cAfter that, you are just trying to maintain the bone density that you\u2019ve got.\u201d

How much bone mass has been accumulated and how rapidly it is lost after age 30 effects how likely a person is to develop osteoporosis, which causes bones to become weak and brittle, usually after age 65. An estimated 44 million people age 50 and older have osteoporosis or low bone mass.

\u201cThere are some genetic factors. There are some medications and drugs like alcohol or tobacco that can thin the bones,\u201d Dawson says. \u201cReally, osteoporosis is the main issue when you think about bone health.\u201d

A diet low in calcium, physical inactivity, and tobacco and alcohol use all attribute to lower bone density. The risk generally increases with age. Almost 70 percent of people with osteoporosis or low bone density are women. There typically aren\u2019t signs of low bone density until a fracture occurs.

\u201cThe main things you can do in terms of keeping up bone density are physical activity and a healthy diet,\u201d Dawson says. \u201cCalcium and vitamin D are two of the main components of bone. It\u2019s important to get those, supplementing calcium and vitamin D if you need to.\u201d

Adults ages 19 to 50 should consume 1,000 milligrams of calcium a day. That number increases to 1,200 mg per day for women after age 50 and for men after age 70. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium and is found in oily fish, egg yolks and fortified milk. Sunlight also promotes the body\u2019s production of vitamin D. Dawson recommends getting 15 minutes of sunlight exposure to the face and hands to increase vitamin D intake.

\u201cIt\u2019s important (during bone development), but it\u2019s also super important afterward when you are trying to maintain bone density,\u201d he says. \u201cIf you don\u2019t get those things, your bones will gradually get weaker and weaker over time and it\u2019s harder to get that density back afterward.\u201d

Regular weight bearing and muscle strengthening exercises can help build and maintain bone density. Once it is lost, bone density is harder to replace and requires medication.

\u201cAs people get older, they are less mobile. Mobility is important for strengthening bones,\u201d Dawson says. \u201cAny kind of bed rest is going to weaken your bones dramatically over short periods of time.\u201d

Weak bones can lead to fractures, including serious fractures of the spine or hip. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 300,000 people over the age of 65 are hospitalized for hip fractures each year, a majority of who are women.

\u201cSpine fractures cause a lot of back pain. They are difficult to treat,\u201d Dawson says. \u201cThe worst of the two is a hip fracture. Hip fractures have a very high mortality rate. Somewhere around 20 percent of people with hip fractures don\u2019t survive a year. It\u2019s pretty serious.\u201d

Patients with an average risk for osteoporosis should consider having bone density scans beginning at age 65, Dawson says. Those with an elevated risk, including people taking certain medications, heavy drinkers, and people with low body weight and rheumatoid arthritis, should consider earlier testing.

\u201cTrying to catch these things before they become a problem is very important,\u201d Dawson says. \u201cTalk to your primary-care doctor first and foremost, especially if you are one of the people that are in the high risk group.\u201d

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CEDAR RAPIDS \u2014 One of the state\u2019s strongest voices for Iowa\u2019s most vulnerable population has been silenced.

Rhonda Shouse, who died Saturday because of health complications, was a staunch advocate for mental health issues in Iowa and a sharp voice on the state\u2019s transition of its Medicaid program to three private insurers. She was 49.

Those who knew her described her as a fearless individual who was willing to talk about her struggles with mental illness, testify before the state Legislature on behalf of Medicaid beneficiaries and work to make sure the viewpoints of Iowa\u2019s most vulnerable were heard.

\u201cWe\u2019ll miss her voice,\u201d said Teresa Bomhoff, chairwoman of Iowa\u2019s Mental Health Planning Council.

Bomhoff worked with Shouse on the council \u2014 comprised of 33 people who assess the adequacy of the mental health system as well as advocate for those with mental illness and their families \u2014 for nearly a decade.

\u201cShe was always a very rational, practical voice,\u201d she said. \u201cAnd someone who was always there that you could depend upon.\u201d

Shouse was from a family with a long history of mental health problems, said her daughter Alexandra Moeller. Growing up, her family didn\u2019t discuss their issues.

\u201cShe fought hard to break down the walls of that stigma,\u201d she said. \u201cWhen it came to her own mental health, she wanted to use herself as an example \u2014 \u2018This is how my life is, and if I can help someone see it\u2019s OK or draw inspiration, then I will.\u2019\u201d

Shouse was stubborn and independent, Moeller said. A single mother, she raised Moeller and her younger sister, Cynthia Shouse, teaching them to ask questions and play devil\u2019s advocate.

\u201cShe always did everything she could do to make things great for us,\u201d Moeller said. \u201cBut she didn\u2019t sugarcoat things, we knew what was going on. She protected us like a mom should and sheltered us when we needed to be sheltered.\u201d

Because Shouse was so willing to speak publicly and openly about her mental health struggles, Moeller said she worries people will assume that was what led to her death.

\u201cShe had her ups and downs, but this was definitely an up moment in her life,\u201d she said. \u201cShe had two grandkids, and we all loved her so much.\u201d

Shouse, a former reporter at The Gazette, was the driving force behind a Facebook group for the state\u2019s Medicaid beneficiaries and providers, and she herself was a Medicaid beneficiary. She did not create the group, but under her leadership, she was able to turn the group \u2014 with nearly 2,500 members \u2014 into an easily accessible resource with the latest news and updates.

She also helped organize multiple trips to the Statehouse from eastern Iowa, finding donors to fund transportation and meals for Medicaid enrollees so they had the opportunity to speak with legislators.

\u201cI think her legacy for sure is her leadership on the Medicaid issue,\u201d Bomhoff said. \u201cShe is who you would want as an advocate \u2014 she always persevered and she didn\u2019t give up.\u201d

A memorial service is set for 4 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Hiawatha Community Center. 101 Emmons St., Hiawatha.

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Every week, there\u2019s a new \u201cmiracle\u201d diet and every year you can\u2019t help but wonder: Is this the weight loss diet that will finally work, once and for all? There are weight loss programs that work, but there are many more \u201cfads\u201d out there that will temporarily drop your weight (or perhaps make you sick), only to have the pounds return in a few short weeks. Fad diets are tempting, but like eating a rich dessert when you already have a full stomach: resist, resist, resist. In the long run, you will be healthier and less frustrated.

Fad diets can be deceiving. They are usually described in detail by a book that has been written by an expert with a Ph.D., or a doctor who is an MD. There may be a list of scientific references that seem to back up the claims (that no one ever checks carefully to make sure they are true). And, tons of people (including all of your friends and family) seem to be following the diet and having great results.

Does this sound familiar? Here are some obvious clues that a diet is a \u201cfad\u201d rather than a recommended approach for permanent weight loss:

1. It sounds too good or easy to be true.

2. Promises rapid weight loss (5-10 pounds in a week) or \u201cmiracle cures.\u201d

3. Allows only certain foods or food groups (cutting out others).

4. Promotes a product, special herb, vitamin or other compound.

5. Can only be \u201cfollowed\u201d temporarily, but it\u2019s not supervised by a doctor.

6. It\u2019s hard to imagine or difficult to follow the diet forever.

7. It doesn\u2019t recommend a form of exercise or says that it\u2019s unnecessary.

8. Warns that one food or food group will make you seriously ill or worse.

9. Makes recommendations based on published science that are not endorsed by credible organizations or peer reviewed by other scientists.

10. Cites research that is preliminary, based on animals or has very few subjects.

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SUNDAY, March 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lowering your salt intake could mean fewer trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night, a new study suggests.

Most people over age 60, and many even younger, wake up to pee one or more times a night. This is called nocturia. This interruption of sleep can lead to problems such as stress, irritability or tiredness, which can affect quality of life.

There are several possible causes of nocturia, including -- as this study found -- the amount of salt in your diet.

\"This is the first study to measure how salt intake affects the frequency of going to the bathroom, so we need to confirm the work with larger studies,\" said study leader Tomohiro Matsuo, from Nagasaki University in Japan.

\"Nighttime urination is a real problem for many people, especially as they get older. This work holds out the possibility that a simply dietary modification might significantly improve the quality of life for many people,\" he said in an ESU news release.\"

The study included more than 300 Japanese adults. They all had high salt intake and sleeping problems. They were given instructions and help to reduce their salt intake and followed for 12 weeks.

The American Heart Association recommends that people consume no more than 2,300 milligrams (2.3 grams) of sodium daily. That's about a teaspoon of salt.

Ideally, the AHA says, people shouldn't have more than 1,500 milligrams (1.5 grams) of sodium per day. Table salt is made up of about 40 percent sodium, according to the AHA.

More than 200 people in the study reduced their salt intake. They went from an average of 11 grams per day to 8 grams a day.

With that reduction in salt, the average number of nighttime trips to the bathroom to urinate fell from 2.3 to 1.4 times per night. The number of times people needed to urinate during the day also decreased.

The drop in nighttime bathroom visits also led to an improvement in quality of life, researchers said.

In comparison, the nearly 100 participants whose average salt intake rose -- from 9.6 grams per night to 11 grams nightly -- had an increase in nighttime trips to the bathroom, from 2.3 to 2.7 times a night, the study revealed.

Dr. Marcus Drake is a professor at the University of Bristol in England and leader of the working group for the ESU Guidelines Office Initiative on Nocturia. \"This is an important aspect of how patients potentially can help themselves to reduce the impact of frequent urination. Research generally focuses on reducing the amount of water a patient drinks, and the salt intake is generally not considered,\" he said.

\"Here we have a useful study showing how we need to consider all influences to get the best chance of improving the symptom,\" Drake added.

The study was to be presented Sunday at the European Society of Urology annual meeting, in London. Findings presented at meetings are typically viewed as preliminary until they've been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

More information

The National Sleep Foundation has more on nocturia.

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SATURDAY, March 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- MRI screening might greatly reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer in older men, a preliminary study suggests.

Compared to the current screening method, MRI can reduce overdiagnosis of prostate cancer by 50 percent, and unnecessary biopsies by 70 percent in men over 70, Dutch researchers reported Saturday at a conference in England.

Prostate cancer is common in aging men, but it's often slow-growing and non-threatening.

Screening sometimes begins with a blood test to measure the level of PSA (prostate specific antigen). If elevated, it might indicate cancer. So, the next step is a needle biopsy, where a doctor takes multiple samples from the prostate and has them tested for cancer.

Because PSA testing is an inexact science, \"the benefit of early prostate cancer detection with random biopsy generally does not outweigh the harm induced by screening,\" particularly in men 70 and older, said lead researcher Dr. Arnout Alberts.

These harms can include unnecessary radiation and surgery, explained Alberts, who is in the urology department at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

However, some elderly men may benefit from early detection, \"and the use of MRI scans significantly reduces the harms and drawbacks of screening,\" he said.

For the study, Alberts and colleagues focused on 335 men, aged 71 and older, who had elevated blood PSA levels.

To determine who did and did not have prostate cancer, the investigators took six biopsy samples from the prostates of 177 men. Another 158 men had 12 samples taken, plus an MRI scan of their prostate before the biopsy.

If the MRI revealed a potentially cancerous area, then further MRI-targeted biopsy samples were taken, Alberts explained.

The research team found that biopsies using either six or 12 samples were, in most cases, able to detect serious cancers.

However, Alberts' team found that 70 percent of the men in the study would not have needed biopsies at all if MRI had been used beforehand, because no suspicious areas showed up on their scans.

Although MRI is more expensive than PSA testing, it could save money in the long run, in much the same way that mammography breast cancer screening has paid off for women, the researchers suggested.

One specialist, however, doesn't think MRI is the answer to the prostate cancer screening controversy.

\"There is not enough data to say MRI is a home run, and there is not enough data to say it is cost-effective,\" said Dr. Anthony D'Amico, a professor of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Data from other institutions shows that MRI finds only 80 percent of severe cancers and misses 50 percent of the other high-grade cancers, D'Amico said.

\"So having a negative MRI doesn't mean that you don't have aggressive prostate cancer,\" he added.

Alberts countered that a larger trial has started, with 40,000 men randomly selected for MRI screening at various PSA levels or for no screening.

\"This trial will hopefully further elucidate the role of MRI in prostate cancer screening,\" he said.

D'Amico believes the only way to know for sure if MRI effectively screens for prostate cancer is to scan thousands of patients and remove their prostate to analyze the type of cancer.

\"This would need to be done before we could justify the cost of MRI, which could be several thousand dollars, as opposed to a PSA, which is in the $50 to $70 range,\" D'Amico said.

D'Amico said MRI might be of value in certain cases, however.

\"If you have a high PSA and you have biopsies and they are all negative, consider MRI, not for screening, but because you probably have a cancer that has gone undetected,\" he said. \"But if you don't have a high PSA, we shouldn't be using MRI as a substitute for PSA.\"

The study results were scheduled for presentation Saturday at a European Association of Urology conference in London. Findings presented at meetings are usually considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

More information

For more about prostate cancer, visit the American Cancer Society.

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SATURDAY, March 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Whether your doctor recommends surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon may depend partly on your age and activity level, foot experts say.

The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that runs down the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. A rupture is a complete or partial tear of the tendon that leaves the heel bone separated or partially separated from the knee.

Length of recovery from this type of injury varies depending on whether a patient undergoes surgical or nonsurgical treatment.

\"Treatment processes are dependent upon a patient's overall health, activity level and ability to follow a functional rehabilitation protocol,\" said Dr. Jeffrey McAlister, a foot and ankle surgeon in Sun City West, Ariz.

Advances in treating Achilles tendon rupture were discussed by McAlister and other specialists at a recent meeting of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, in Las Vegas.

Typically, less active and unhealthy patients receive nonsurgical treatment, since they are not trying to return to active sports, McAlister said in a college news release. But this approach usually involves a long rehabilitation/recovery period (9-12 months). Also, these patients may be at increased risk of potentially dangerous blood clots due to inactivity during this period.

\"For more athletic and younger patients, the surgical option may be best,\" said Dr. Michael VanPelt, a Dallas foot and ankle surgeon. \"We anticipate these patients have shorter healing times.\"

But because there is low blood flow to the Achilles tendon, healing after surgery can be tricky.

\"Advances in surgical techniques to repair Achilles tendon ruptures include limited incision, or smaller incision, surgical approaches to help patients have smaller scars, and less of a chance of wound complications,\" said Dr. Jason Kayce, a Phoenix foot and ankle surgeon.

More information

The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society has more on Achilles tendon rupture.

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MANSFIELD -- Students at Discovery School are learning about Type 1 diabetes and the differences it has with Type 2.

Not only are the students talking the talk -- they are walking the walk. Discovery School's student body will hold a Kids Walk for Type 1 Diabetes March 29 at 11:40 a.m.

The event was sparked when student Jager Thornton, 4, was diagnosed with the disease.

Jarger's mother, Ashley Thornton said she wants to make sure people are aware of the differences between the two types, not \"lumped together as one disease.\"

Type 1, or insulin-dependent diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body no longer creates its own insulin. Insulin is a hormone necessary for blood cells to create energy from consumed sugar.

Type 2 diabetes, a much more commonly-known version of diabetes, occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin or doesn't make enough insulin, according to the Mayo Clinic.

\"We've adjusted pretty well,\" Thornton said of her son's condition. \"It's a lot of routine, finger pokes, loss of sleep. It was life altering. My son's life is now in the hands of his caretakers. If he get's too little insulin he could die.\"

Third grade teacher, Lindsay Wicker said allowing students to have an opportunity to take action is a emphasized mantra for students at Discovery School.

\"I tell my students that all the time,\" Wicker said. \"And when (Ashley) said she was wanting help raising awareness, I thought this would be a great opportunity to have my third-grade students to be able to take action for something important.\"\u00a0

Wicker's students are reading facts about the disease during morning announcements, stuffed information about the disease into envelopes to spread to their peers and are helped organize the walk.

\"It's a great opportunity to make a difference even though they are only in third grade,\" she said.

Discovery School has raised $500 for the JDRF, the leading global organization for Type 1 diabetes research, in the first week.

Students also were given three paper shoes to sell for any amount of money. The money will be donated to the JDRF Organization.\u00a0

\"It's impressive. They don't have to sell the shoes,\" Thornton said. \"They have one more week (to raise money); they are on Spring Break right now.\"

Thornton said she is grateful\u00a0to Discovery School for its cooperation and willingness to teach students about the disease. She hopes the education will provide her son with the ability to fit in and feel like his classmates.

\"One thing I want for Jager is more people to be aware of Type 1 of this disease,\" Thornton said. \"I just wish people would learn there is more than (the Type 2 version), that it's not the same.\"

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FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A good night's sleep is often elusive, but there are things you can do to boost the odds of getting some quality shuteye, sleep experts say.

The first is to have regular bed and wake times, according to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital sleep doctors Dr. Daniel Barone and Dr. Andrew Westwood.

The doctors suggested going to sleep at the same time each night and waking up at the same time each morning, even on weekends and vacation days. That's because changes between workdays and days off may impair your sleep and how you feel during the daytime.

Avoid caffeine in the late afternoon and evening, they advised. Instead of coffee, tea, cola and chocolate, choose water, seltzer, unsweetened decaffeinated herbal tea and other caffeine-free beverages.

It's also important to eat a healthy diet and be physically active.

\"Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy diet that is high in fiber and low in saturated fat and added sugars may improve your sleep, health, and overall quality of life. The American Heart Association recommends that healthy adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate aerobic activity. These exercises are best done either early in the morning or right after work,\" the doctors said.

Try to avoid electronic screens on e-readers, mobile devices and television sets at least 30 minutes before bed. The light from these devices can signal to your body that it is still daytime, which may impair your sleep, they said.

Avoid naps, especially in the afternoon. If you must nap, do so for only 20 to 30 minutes earlier in the day.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on sleep.

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MIAMI (AP) \u2014 The family of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark filming excursion off the Florida Keys filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday.

Rob Stewart, 37, of Toronto, Canada, died while diving in January off the coast of Islamorada, Florida, to film a follow-up to his 2006 documentary \"Sharkwater,\" which examined the impact of shark hunting on the ocean's ecosystem. He also made a 2013 documentary \"Revolution\" about environmental collapse and was a wildlife photographer.

According to the lawsuit, Stewart and dive organizer Peter Sotis both surfaced at the same with apparent breathing difficulties, but Stewart didn't make it back on board the dive boat. While others were treating Sotis, they allowed Stewart to slip away.

Stewart's submerged body was found three days later, about 300 feet from where he was last spotted on the surface, following a massive search involving the Coast Guard and several other agencies.

Stewart's death \"was a preventable tragedy that was going to happen to someone,\" his family's attorney, Michael Haggard said in an email.

The family \"hopes the legal action will push out and/or change the ways of all irresponsibly operating diving businesses and help keep attention on Stewart's mission of ocean conservation,\" he added.

Unspecified damages are being sought in the negligence lawsuit filed in Broward County, Florida, Circuit Court. It names as defendants Horizon Dive Adventures of Key Largo, Florida, Add Helium LLC of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and dive organizers Peter and Claudia Sotis, who operate Add Helium.

An attorney for Sotis did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

According to the lawsuit, the dive was taking place at the wreck of the Queen of Nassau in about 230 feet of water and about six miles from the Islamorada coast. A grappling hook had been placed on the wreck that was attached to a surface buoy to mark the location of the dive. Stewart and Peter Sotis encountered difficulties when they went down a third time to remove the grappling hook.

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 \u00a0 Darlene Cates, who played the housebound mother in the 1993 film \"What's Eating Gilbert Grape,\" has died.

Cates died in her sleep Sunday morning at her home in Forney, Texas, according to her son-in-law, David Morgan. She was 69.

\u00a0\u00a0Cates was cast in the film as the morbidly obese mother of Johnny Depp, in the title role, and his younger brother, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. She had been spotted by the film's screenwriter, Peter Hedges, while appearing on the \"Sally Jessy Raphael\" talk show, where she discussed her struggles with her weight.

The film, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, won acclaim for its sensitive portrayal of a troubled but loving family in a small Iowa town.

Cates later appeared on episodes of the series \"Picket Fences\" and \"Touched By an Angel.\"

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment.

The PBS documentarian announced Tuesday that he and two partners will make a two-part, four-hour film about the former heavyweight champ, who died last June. Burns, his daughter Sarah and David McMahon collaborated for a PBS documentary on Jackie Robinson that debuted last year.

The tentative plan is to air the Ali film in 2021.

Sarah Burns said the outpouring of good will at Ali's death made it easy to forget how divisive it was when the former Cassius Clay took the Ali name when he converted to Islam and refused to join the Army during the Vietnam War. She said filmmakers want to examine what influenced Ali's choices and how he stuck with them despite public condemnation.

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In German-occupied Poland during the darkest days of World War II, a zookeeper and his wife managed to save the lives hundreds of Jewish people, many of whom were detained in the Warsaw Ghetto, by giving them shelter and refuge on the zoo grounds. This extraordinary true story is dramatized rather effectively in director Niki Caro's \"The Zookeeper's Wife ,\" based on the non-fiction book by the naturalist writer Diane Ackerman.

Caro, who directed \"Whale Rider\" and \"McFarland, USA,\" imbues the production with a glossy sheen, which in the confines of trailers and advertisements might make this look dismissible. In mining the drama of WWII for cinematic stories, audiences have rightfully been trained to be suspicious of those that look too pretty. You're certain that \"The Zookeeper's Wife\" is doomed to suffocating sentimentality, emotional blackmail and too-neat resolutions.

But despite a romanticized beginning, in which our heroine Antonina (Jessica Chastain, affecting an accent that you'll get used to, I swear) seems to live the most picture perfect life that's ever existed (frolicking with the free-roaming zoo animals, sipping tea on her balcony and gazing lovingly at her doting husband and son), Caro keeps the action and emotion real and grounded throughout. She chooses silences and understatement over heightened stakes. This inherently dramatic and amazing story doesn't need dressing up \u2014 it just needs to be told.

The stage-setting is a necessary evil, but used wisely enough to introduce the characters and set up what will be an ongoing personal conflict that will serve as a sort of microcosm for the war \u2014 the friendship with a German zoologist, Lutz (Daniel Bruhl), that turns into an increasingly uneasy alliance when the war starts.

Chastain's Antonina is ethereal, motherly and tenacious. She might be the zookeeper's wife, but she has just as much if not more of a command over the place as her milquetoast husband. In fact, she treats the animals in the zoo as she would her own child. When an elephant's baby is in distress and near death, Antonina rushes to their aid, calling each by name and telling the mother elephant that everything will be OK if she just gives her space to free the baby's airway. Don't worry, this isn't a Disney movie, there's no sign that the elephants are responding to the names, but there's a fundamental comfort between the human and animal that's undeniable.

By the time the invasion starts and the zoo is bombed and destroyed, you feel the loss of something that was once just good and pure. It's distressing to watch the occupying soldiers shoot animals whether out of fear, wartime necessity or just plain evil and a reminder that humans are not the only ones who suffer in war. The animal metaphors can be a little on the nose, though, and the script makes Antonina over-explain her fondness for the creatures over humans (\"you can see exactly what's in their hearts\").

But the real power of the story is in what Antonina and her husband Jan (Johan Heldenbergh) do for the persecuted Jews \u2014 risking their lives to stage elaborately planned extractions from the ghetto and provide refuge for those they saved in their own home.

An already tense situation is made even more heightened when Lutz, now Hitler's chief zoologist, takes a special interest in their zoo (and Antonina). His constant presence threatens to derail the entire operation and causes strife in Antonina's marriage when Jan's jealousy gets the best of him. It's a tawdry sideshow, but Chastain and Bruhl make it captivating.

Look past the sepia and the dreary title, \"The Zookeeper's Wife\" is riveting both inspiring and comes as a welcome reminder in this time of uncertainty that even in the face of astonishing evil, humanity and goodness can also rise to the occasion.

\"The Zookeeper's Wife,\" a Focus Features release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for \"thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking.\" Running time: 124 minutes. Three stars out of four.

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MPAA Definition of PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ldbahr

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\"Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon\" (Dey Street), by Marc Eliot

Talk about your movie miracles: As a struggling stage actor Charlton Heston was down to posing nude for art classes to pay his rent in New York. Thirteen years later, he was posing with an Academy Award for \"Ben-Hur\" (1959), in which he played a man twice saved by Christ.

Heston had felt God's grace in real life, too. A casual wave to director Cecil B. DeMille led to his third movie, the Oscar-winning circus drama \"The Greatest Show on Earth\" (1952). His signature role of Moses in DeMille's 1956 blockbuster \"The Ten Commandments\" came after Marlon Brando and Rock Hudson had turned it down.

Those epics and a slew of others in the 1960s would have secured Heston's place as a movie star for the ages. Then came \"Planet of the Apes\" (1968), the cultish science-fiction thrillers \"The Omega Man\" (1971) and \"Soylent Green\" (1973), and disaster films like \"Earthquake\" (1974). He was a star all over again with a new generation.

Marc Eliot's insightful biography provides an admiring yet even-handed reassessment long overdue for one of Hollywood's most popular stars. Those chiseled features were perfect for the melodramatic spectacles enjoyed by audiences who wanted a break from more realistic storytelling and acting. Good thing \u2014 Heston was never quite comfortable playing a modern man or a romantic scene, yet no one did larger than life better.

His first role was a young boy named Charlton Heston. In 1923 he had been born John Charles Carter in Evanston, Illinois. An idyllic childhood spent hunting and fishing in the St. Helen woods of Michigan ended abruptly at age 10 when his city-bred mother left his blue-collar father for life in Chicago with another man. A new name came with the move, but young Chuck Heston always thought of himself as a hick kid.

Acting in high school plays was a good fit for the deep-voiced, 6-foot-3 teenager. He met Lydia Clarke while they studied drama at Northwestern University, marrying her before he went off to serve as a radio gunner on B-25 combat missions during World War II. Reunited in 1946, they headed for New York. Heston made a stronger impression in live television dramas than the stage and by 1950 had attracted the attention of moviemakers.

\"As his career progressed,\" Eliot writes, \"his canny choice of screen roles illuminated what had become his essential cinematic persona: the heroic, self-sacrificial, eternal loner, alone in the crowd of the world.\"

Heston wasn't one of Hollywood's colorful characters. The Irish hell raiser Richard Harris dismissed his co-star in \"Major Dundee\" (1965) as \"the only man who could drop out of a cubic womb \u2014 he's so square.\" True, in the sense that Heston showed up for work prepared, on time and sober, and was a devoted husband and father.

His politics were not always predictable. In 1961 Heston was among those protesting Oklahoma City's segregated restaurants. Two years later studio executives and colleagues failed to talk him out of joining the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s march on Washington. He was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild six times and opposed cutting federal funding for the arts. After the assassinations of King and Robert F. Kennedy, he publicly backed the Gun Control Act of 1968.

Much like his friend Ronald Reagan, Heston drifted from liberalism toward a conservative if politically independent viewpoint. For many fans his late-in-life presidency of the National Rifle Association was a tone-deaf performance given the toll of gun-related deaths. But Heston viewed the right to own firearms in terms of liberty. As he had when demonstrating for civil rights, he didn't worry about what other people thought.

Heston, who died in 2008, is best remembered as Moses but may have been most like the title character of the 1967 Western \"Will Penny,\" a saddle tramp described as quiet, principled and practical. He often cited it as his favorite among all his films. It was a fitting choice for a man who longed for the woods of his youth, preferred playing heroes over villains, and stepped up to be counted when he believed freedom was at stake.

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Douglass K. Daniel is the author of \"Tough as Nails: The Life and Films of Richard Brooks\" (University of Wisconsin Press).

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BNEI BRAK, Israel (AP) \u2014 Israel's pious ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has long chafed at public displays of women, whether the images are of female public figures or ordinary women.

Now even animated characters appear to be a no-go.

The PR company promoting \"Smurfs: The Lost Village\" movie, which opens Thursday in Israel, says it has removed the images of Smurfette \u2014 the only female among the Smurf characters \u2014 from promo posters in the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak.

The Mirka'im-Hutzot Zahav company says it did so as not to offend the city's ultra-Orthodox residents.

The original poster shows Smurfette alongside friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty. But in Bnei Brak, she's nowhere to be found.

The ultra-Orthodox press in Israel has previously avoided publishing pictures of Hillary Clinton during last year's American presidential race.

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Tom Holland's Spider-Man suit takes 45 minutes to put on.

The 20-year-old actor admits it can be a bit challenging to get the iconic outfit on before he goes filming and he has to plan his bathroom breaks nearly an hour in advance so he knows he can take the suit off by the time he needs to go to the loo.

Asked how long it takes to put on the suit, he said: \"It depends. There are different versions of the suit that we have for different means. Sometimes I have to wear a harness underneath the suit, which takes probably close to 45 minutes to put on all together. If I'm wearing no harness, it probably takes 25 minutes to put on.

\"The tricky part is going to the bathroom. You have to sort of plan in advance. You have to be like, 'Look, I think I might need the toilet in 45 minutes, so we have to take this off.' Obviously, it's a very expensive suit, so you don't want it just swinging down around your ankles.\"

And Tom - who first played Spider-Man in 2016's 'Captain America: Civil War' - admits it was a bit of a \"disappointment\" when he first put on the suit as it was the one his stunt double had worn and it left him feeling like a \"saggy, sad Spider-Man\".

He added to Variety.com: \"The first time I put on the suit was, I'm not going to lie, a little bit of a disappointment. I was cast as Spider-Man very late into the process of shooting 'Civil War'. They'd already been shooting on my stunt double before I had the chance to come to set, so they didn't have time to make me a suit because these suits take weeks and weeks to make, so they just decided to tailor my stunt double's suit to me. Now my stunt double was a good two or three inches taller than me and stockier than me, so the first time I ever tried it on it was kind of like a saggy, sad Spider-Man.

\"But the time I tried it on for real and it fit perfectly was one of the most surreal experiences of my life. It's been my dream since I was a kid and the fact that it was coming true before my own eyes was such a crazy feeling. I was just so proud of myself and delighted with how my career had gone and where I was standing.\"

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The creators of 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' wanted to \"honour\" the original film with their version.

Director Jake Kasdan didn't feel it was right to do an \"out-and-out remake\" and so decided to create something that would \"hold up\" on its own and capture the magic of the original 1995 film.

He said: \"Jumanji is the kind of movie that I think people shouldn't out-and-out remake. To me, a big part of its power is in the unique elements of its original execution. Within that, I think there's this central idea and mythology that's mysterious, but powerful, and commands a powerful part of the imagination.

\"I was a fan of the original movie, and I felt like this [Jumanji update] really honoured it, and included a lot of the stuff that I loved about the original movie, but did it in a really new way. It really holds up. You go back and watch it - it's a very unusual and original kid's movie. It's unusually scary and magical, in a way that's different from a lot of other magical kid's movies.\"

And producer Matt Tolmach felt inspired to work on the film - which stars the likes of Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart - after seeing how the book left his son \"mesmerised\".

Speaking at CinemaCon, where the team also unveiled a five-minute clip from the movie, Tolmach added: \"I was literally home with my kid one day, reading the Chris Van Allsburg book to him, and watching him be mesmerised and transported by it.

\"I always thought there was this incredible idea within the movie - and obviously, its DNA going back to the book - that there was this life within the game. What if I could just live in there, and leave this world with all of its troubles and anxieties and all of that, and just go into this game?\"

'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' is slated for release on December 22, 2017.

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