Pac-Man turns 35: Six facts on the video game legend

On May 22, 1980, a video game icon made his debut in Japanese arcades. Friday marked the 35th anniversary of the arrival of Pac-Man, arguably the most recognizable character and franchise the video game industry boasts. Although Pac-Man wasn’t the first video game created, the character is certainly responsible for the medium’s growing popularity during […]

Globetrotters’ Marques Haynes, best dribbler ever, dead at 89

Globetrotters’ Marques Haynes, best dribbler ever, dead at 89

Marques Haynes, the legendary Harlem Globetrotters showman often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, who played at Langston University has died. He was 89. He died Friday in Plano, Texas, of natural causes, the Globetrotters said. CEO Kurt Schneider said “basketball has lost one of its most iconic figures.” Haynes made the Basketball Hall […]

OK Police Departments Impacted By Federal Ban On Military Supplies

Last August, Missouri police appeared to be dressed for battle to push back protestors. This sparked debate on the militarization of local police. Then on Monday, President Barack Obama issued an executive order banning the sale of military supplies to local departments. Obama’s new plan to de-militarize local police departments now prevents the sale of […]

Smartphone separation anxiety: How bad is your nomophobia?

Smartphone separation anxiety: How bad is your nomophobia? It’s weird being without a smartphone. It feels as if something is missing. That anxious feeling has a name — nomophobia — (no-mobile-phone-phobia) and researchers have found a way to evaluate how severe a person’s nomophobia really is. Source: Smartphone separation anxiety: How bad is your nomophobia? […]

About 15 percent of third graders fail reading test

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) —About 15 percent of Oklahoma third graders could be held back after earning unsatisfactory marks on a state-mandated reading test. State education officials announced preliminary results from this year’s Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test on Friday. The results showed that at least 85 percent of the 50,000 third graders who took the exam […]

EARTHQUAKES: Disposal well near epicenter of Okla.’s biggest quake was too deep — Friday, May 15, 2015 — www.eenews.net

Mike Soraghan, E&E reporter EnergyWire: Friday, May 15, 2015 The oil wastewater disposal well near the epicenter of Oklahoma’s largest recorded earthquake was drilled too deep, a mistake that some think can lead to earthquakes. New Dominion LLC, the Tulsa-based producer that owns the well, recently sought and received state approval to make the well […]