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Spirits of the Wild at Chattanooga Zoo
Spring has arrived and once again the Chattanooga Zoo is looking forward to celebrating a night underneath the stars at their annual Spirits in the Wild event on Saturday, May 18th. Event guests will have the opportunity to explore the Zoo at night, getting a sneak preview of the Forests of the World exhibit and keynote inhabitants like the komodo dragon and sloth. The evening will include tastings of a variety of liquors and wines, live music and a sampling of food from some of Chattanooga’s best restaurants.
“This is one of our favorite times of the year at the Zoo,” says Darde Long, Chattanooga Zoo CEO. “All the animals are excited to play outdoors in the evening and the Zoo grounds have never looked better. It is a pleasure for us to be able to share this with our local community, meanwhile raising much needed funds for the Zoo.”
Sponsors for this year’s Spirits in the Wild event include Athens Distributing Company, Carter Distributing Company, Fairway Outdoor Advertising, Hippie Radio, Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough, PLLC., First Tennessee Bank and Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Food sponsors include Taco Mamacita’s, The Acropolis, Urban Stack, Big River Grille and Brewing Works, 212 Market Restaurant, Community Pie, River Street Deli, Eleven, Milk and Honey, Blacksmith Bar and Bistro, Chili’s and Earth Fare.
Spirits in the Wild event takes place at the Chattanooga Zoo on Saturday, May 18th from 7 to 10 pm. Tickets for the event are $35 for Zoo members and $40 for non-members and available for purchase online at www.chattzoo.org/spirits or in-person at the Zoo Gift Shop. Ticket price includes admission to the Zoo, a variety of sampling of wines, liquors and food, live music and more!
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BILL COSBY - MORE FALLOUT
NEW YORK (AP) -- The fallout continues over the allegations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby. Some of the companies that had looked to make money off him -- are now finding him poison. NBC has yanked the plug on a proposed reboot of a sitcom featuring him as a lovable dad. Netflix has declined to air a Cosby comedy special that was to be shown next week. And now, TV Land has pulled reruns of his old NBC show, effective immediately. All this comes shortly after another woman has come forward to claim the comedian tried to have his way with her after giving her alcohol and a drug. Though Cosby has never been charged in any case, other women have made similar claims. His attorney has dismissed the latest claim, from Janice Dickinson, as "false" and "outlandish."
BILL COSBY - THE PROSECUTOR SPEAKS
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania prosecutor who investigated a claim of sexual assault against Bill Cosby didn't file charges in the case. Now, former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor says he thought Cosby should have been arrested -- but felt he couldn't prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Castor also says he thinks Cosby lied when he said he did nothing improper. Castor says he's speaking out more forcefully now because he didn't want to taint a lawsuit back then. Cosby and the woman later settled the case.
Bruce Castor says he thought Bill Cosby was far from innocent in the sexual assault case brought before him.
<<CUT ..003 (11/20/14)>> 00:11 "I still do"
Bruce Castor says he didn't buy Bill Cosby's story that he did nothing wrong.
<<CUT ..004 (11/20/14)>> 00:20 "very narrow line"
Bruce Castor says he expressed his thoughts on the case clearly at the time. ((note length of cut))
<<CUT ..005 (11/20/14)>> 00:18 "that Cosby's guilty"
Bruce Castor says he held his tongue on the case at the time so as not to interfere with a civil case filed over the incident. ((note length of cut))
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BILL COSBY - DON LEMON
NEW YORK (AP) -- He started out trying to cover the Bill Cosby story. But now CNN's Don Lemon has become part of it. And not in a good way, either. The CNN personality is the subject of an onslaught of online criticism after his interview with one of the women who have come forward to accuse the comedian of sexual assault. During the Tuesday interview, Joan Tarshis said Cosby forced her to perform oral sex. Lemon suggested she might have been able to ward off the attack by "biting" Cosby. Lemon has since apologized -- but that hasn't stopped him from being a trending topic on Twitter most of yesterday. The hashtag "donlemonreports" yields loads of, shall we say, biting take-offs of Lemon's gaffe, suggesting a series of news stories that "Lemon" would have blamed those affected by news events.
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MORGAN FREEMAN . BEN AFFLECK - EBOLA
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman and Bono have a lot to say about the international response to the Ebola crisis -- and they are doing so by saying nothing. In the video posted online yesterday, the stars stare silently into a camera. The message: they are waiting for world leaders to step up in the fight against Ebola. The disease has killed more than 5,000 people in West Africa. The producers of the two-minute video say the longer the inaction, the more deadly the disease will become.
SETTLEMENT IN GREGG ALLMAN MOVIE DEATH
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ROBERT De NIRO - TOWNHOUSE DISPUTE
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ADRIEN BRODY - BEARD
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