Reading roundup: Weather threats, Mark Cuban to “Sharknado 3”

Coffee and newspaper for reading roundup post

This is the kind of morning when I’m glad my commute to campus is only a mile!

Here’s a roundup of 10 or so more good reads for your Tuesday:

  • A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until noon today for freezing rain and sleet. Icy conditions are possible. (NWS Indianapolis)
  • So glad to see that 13-year-old Emma Blackwell was found safe. She and her brother Aaron, 16, were the subject of an Amber Alert after reportedly being abducted at gunpoint. (IndyStar)
  • No Angie’s List vote by the Indy City-County Council: They sent an $18.5 million package of tax incentives back to committee. (IndyStar)
  • Also in Monday council action: The $40 million pre-K program cleared its final hurdle (IndyStar), and Indianapolis became one of the first cities in the country to enact a “Homeless Bill of Rights.” (IndyStar)
  • IU alum and “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban will play the president of the United States in — what else? — “Sharknado 3.” (Washington Post)
  • Looking for somewhere safe to pick up that item for sale you found on Craigslist? Two police departments in Boone County say you can meet at their place. (IndyStar)
  • Are you on Google+? It may be about to radically change, thanks to a shakeup announced Monday. (Wired)
  • The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index climbed above 5000 for the firs time since the dot-com era. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Hillary Clinton may have violated federal records rules by exclusively using a personal email account to conduct government business while she was secretary of state. (New York Times)
  • SIGH. That Cindy Crawford photo was a fake. (USA Today)

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Author: Cori

Cori Faklaris (aka "HeyCori") is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Software and Information Systems, College of Computing. Faklaris received her PhD in human-computer interaction in 2022 from Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute, School of Computer Science, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. She also is a social media expert and longtime journalist, and/or "Doer of Things No One Else Wants to Do."

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