April 22, 2019: What to Know 

BINGO BARNES
  • Bingo Barnes
  • The Sri Lankan government said today that a little-known radical organization, National Thowheeth Jama'ath, was responsible for a series of Easter Sunday bombings targeting churches and hotels in the island nation. ABC News reports that 24 people have been detained in connection with the attacks, which killed at least 290 people and wounded hundreds more.
  • This past holiday weekend saw a bit of everything weather-wise in the Treasure Valley. An intense storm on Saturday dumped nearly one-third of an inch of rain on Boise. That was followed on Easter Sunday by intense winds but plenty of sunshine. The National Weather Service office in Boise says the Treasure Valley should experience a bit of a warm-up today, with sun and a high near 70 degrees in the forecast. Temperatures in Boise should climb to the middle- to upper-70s by the end of the week.
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  • click to enlarge IDAHO RANGELAND RESOURCE COMMISSION
    • Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission
    Officials at the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission just couldn't help themselves when they wrote "The sheep are baaack" in a press release, announcing that sheep would be heading back into the Boise Foothills this morning. It begins a season of sheep grazing which, in turn, will help cut down on fire fuels. Wilder sheep rancher Frank Shirts crossed Idaho Highway 55 early this morning on his way up to the pastures, which have been considerably greened-up from this month's robust rainfall. Hikers and bikers should be aware that the sheep will be grazing in the foothills for the next few months.
  • The San Francisco Chronicle reports that tourists may soon have to pay to drive down that city's famous Lombard Street, nicknamed "Crooked Street" for its twisty path surrounded by gorgeous landscaping. Legislation proposed in the California Legislature would implement a reservation and toll system on the road in an effort to reduce traffic. According to the measure, more than 2 million people drive down Lombard Street each year.
  • The Guardian reports that Greece's parliament has voted to demand $300 billion from Germany in reparations for the destruction suffered during World War II.
  • Did you go to the movies this past weekend? If you did, then you didn't have much company. The Hollywood Reporter says it was the worst Easter weekend box office in a quarter-century. It looks like next weekend can't come soon enough, when the eagerly awaited Avengers: Endgame opens.
  • We don't know if this next bit of news is silly, ridiculous or a bit sad. IndieWire.com reports that a man in Wisconsin recently set a world record by seeing Captain Marvel 104 times in a row. That set the new benchmark according to the Guinness Book of World Records, but for good measure, the superfan went back to see Captain Marvel 12 more times.
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