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Google doodle commemorates Pony Express with video game

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Commemorating the 155th anniversary of the Pony Express, today’s Google doodle is a miniature version video game that takes the player through three legs of a Pony Express route. I found it easier to to work on the laptop than on my phone, dodging bandits, snow slides, boulders, trees, rivers … all the creation of animator Nate Swinehart. Along the way the rider picks up letters with a tally at the end of how many letters out of 100 were collected on the journey.

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Friday: The Weather Channel live from Blacksburg

The Weather ChannelBy Lynn R. Mitchell

The Weather Channel is on the streets of Blacksburg, Virginia, this morning with the well-known Jim Cantore making live reports to Sam Champion back in the studio (see The Weather Channel broadcasting live from Blacksburg on Friday morning). Reporter Kevin Myatt noted:

If you see Jim Cantore somewhere in Blacksburg today or Friday, rest easy, all weather mayhem isn’t about to break loose … (and, sorry, Southwest Virginia snow lovers, it doesn’t mean your 2014-15 snow drought is about to be interrupted by thundersnow). Cantore along with Weather Channel severe weather expert Greg Forbes are scheduled to appear in a series of short live segments on The Weather Channel between 7 and 10 a.m. on Friday focusing on a visual presentation of the May 20, 2013, Moore, Oklahoma, tornado in the “CUBE” at the Institute for Creativity, Arts & Technology at Virginia Tech.

As a snow lover, if Mr. Cantore could break our snow drought, it would be appreciated.

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