Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thief River Falls fugitive still on the loose: Klade last seen in Steele, Traill counties

FINLEY, N.D. - The hunt continues for a fugitive who was last seen running into a cornfield near here, though law enforcement officials say he may have later escaped in a stolen car.

Dylan Klade, 21, Thief River Falls, has been on the run since 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Traill County officials say the car he's accused of stealing was last seen about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday near Clifford, N.D., about 30 miles by road from Finley. It reportedly had just half a tank of gas.

Klade was with another man, Corey Roper, 22, a Level 3 registered sex offender from Thief River Falls. Roper surrendered to Tuesday after a few hours in the cornfield.

Stolen vehicles

Law enforcement officials say the manhunt began after they checked on a recreational vehicle parked on North Dakota Highway 200 and discovered it was stolen from the Thief River Falls area.

A short time later, officers spotted two men walking down Steele County Road 10. When officers approached, they took off running and ended in a cornfield. The manhunt went on until late at night.

The next morning, a homeowner reported his car had been stolen from a farmstead near Portland, down the road from Finley. Left at the farmstead was a lawnmower believed stolen from an unoccupied farmstead.

Not dangerous

Klade is described as being 5-foot-11-inches and 150 pounds with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a white tank top, blue jeans and no shoes, law enforcement officials said.

Klade is not believed to be dangerous or have a weapon.

According to Minnesota court documents, Klade was sentenced Aug. 12 in Polk County to 90 days for misdemeanor marijuana convictions to be served on work release. He has a string of previous charges going back to 2009 in northwest Minnesota involving mostly drug and driving violations.

The missing car is a four-door 2006 red Pontiac G6 with license plate JKB-184.

"We have no indication of where he might be going. We just ask the public to be alert if they see this vehicle with that license plate number to give their local law enforcement a call," said Traill County Sheriff's Deputy Conrad Steinhaus.

To contact the sheriff's department, call (701) 636-4510.

Forum News Service staff writer Stephen J. Lee contributed to this report.

Source: Grandforksherald

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Reggie Bush not playing for Detroit Lions vs. Redskins


The Detroit Lions suffered another loss in D.C. This time, it was before the kickoff of Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins.

Reggie Bush is inactive Sunday after injuring his knee in Week 2, the team announced. Bush wanted to play, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier Sunday, but the Lions felt being cautious with their starting running back was the prudent move.

It's a huge loss for the Lions, who lack playmakers without Bush on the field.

The Lions earned less than 90 yards of offense in the second half of last week's loss to the Arizona Cardinals, when Bush was sidelined after banging his knee on a helmet.

Bush added an important dimension as a pass-catcher out of the backfield, taking advantage of teams loading up on wide receiver Calvin Johnson.

With Bush out, backup Joique Bell will start and earn the majority of the carries for the Lions. Rookie running back Theo Riddick most likely will be No. 2. Riddick has displayed some ability taking over Bush's role in the pass game and on wide runs. Former second-round draft pick Mikel Leshoure is active for the first time this season and probably will spell Bell for stretches as the third back.

The Redskins have been susceptible to the run in the first two weeks, but without Bush it will be interesting to see if offensive coordinator Scott Linehan sticks with the ground game.

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Source: Nfl

iPhone 5S' fingerprint security can be easily broken, hackers show

Apple says that the new iPhone 5S' fingerprint sensor is "a convenient and highly secure way to access your phone." The former is true. The latter, not so much. The fingerprint security can be easily broken. Jealous spouses and industrial spies, rejoice!

While the usual Apple sycophants bought into the company's claims without even questioning them, the hackers from the Chaos Computer Club in Germany have demonstrated that you can steal the fingerprint from any drinking glass and access anyone's iPhone 5S without any difficulty.

The biometrics hacking team of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) has successfully bypassed the biometric security of Apple's TouchID using easy everyday means. A fingerprint of the phone user, photographed from a glass surface, was enough to create a fake finger that could unlock an iPhone 5s secured with TouchID.


First, the fingerprint of the enroled user is photographed with 2400 dpi resolution. The resulting image is then cleaned up, inverted and laser printed with 1200 dpi onto transparent sheet with a thick toner setting. Finally, pink latex milk or white woodglue is smeared into the pattern created by the toner onto the transparent sheet. After it cures, the thin latex sheet is lifted from the sheet, breathed on to make it a tiny bit moist and then placed onto the sensor to unlock the phone. This process has been used with minor refinements and variations against the vast majority of fingerprint sensors on the market.

The video above demonstrates that the hack works perfectly. So no, contrary to Apple's corpospeak and all the echoes from the Cupertino chorus line, your iPhone's fingerprint security can be broken with a camera, a laser printer, and some wood glue. Just like every other fingerprint sensor in the world.

So yes, the fingerprint sensor is convenient but don't depend on it to protect any sensitive information in your iPhone. If you think someone may be interested in accessing it for whatever reason, they will be able to do it easily.

Source: Gizmodo

With their downtown playpens located a little more than a mile apart, the Indians and Browns, at this moment in time, offer a jarring juxtaposition of everything that is right-minded and appealing and everything that is wrong-headed and off-putting about professional sports franchises.
The baseball team is fun, entertaining and successful to the point it is on the verge of reaching the playoffs.
The football team is a brooding, secretive, multi-decade failure.
The baseball team, which has been to the playoffs seven times in the last 18 years — and perhaps a week away from making it eight times in 19 years — is desperate for fan support.
The football team, which has been to the playoffs once in the last 18 years — soon to be once in the last 19 years — is blindly worshipped by its adoring fans, no matter how bleak the season or how gruesome the games.
The baseball team's ownership and front office are held to impossibly high standards by its fan base.
The football team's fan base continues to give whatever current regime spins into town through the revolving door in a given year a free pass, refusing to hold any feet to the fire for poor decision making and mismanagement.
The baseball team said, "We're all in," by pushing the payroll envelope this year in signing some big-ticket free agents in hopes of winning back more fans by winning more games.
The football team said, "We're all out," by effectively throwing in the towel on the season by trading their best player just two games into the season, arrogantly, but rightfully unconcerned about any fan backlash. The fans will keep buying tickets. Why? Because they always do. No matter what.
The baseball team hired a high-profile, high-priced, highly experienced manager with two World Series rings and tons of credibility, then upgraded the roster significantly to give him a fighting chance.
The football team hired a rookie coach, then immediately undercut him by trading away the team's best player, turning the remaining 14 games into glorified scrimmages and giving the coach no chance at all.
The baseball team's manager, given his credentials, and the major roster upgrade orchestrated by the front office, was put by management in the enviable position of being allowed to do what he does best — be the leader of an energized, rejuvenated clubhouse of talented, hungry players.
The football team's first-year coach, obviously absent any head-coaching experience, lost some credibility among the players, through no fault of his own, when his bosses apparently decided the No. 3 quarterback should start ahead of the coach's designated No. 2 quarterback when the No. 1 quarterback got hurt. Not to mention putting the rookie coach in the untenable position of trying to lead a demoralized locker room filled with either veterans who can't be happy about management's decision to pull the plug on the season or young players wondering who the next ones out the door will be.
The baseball team is trying to win now.
The football team, after 13 virtually uninterrupted years of abject failure, has all but officially declared, "We're not taking this seriously until next year."
The baseball team's general manager, in good times and bad, is always readily available to the media, willing to be the face of the franchise — which is a major responsibility of the job — to speak publicly and answer any and all questions, whether there's news that day or not.
The football team almost never allows its general manager to speak in public.
The baseball team is owned by a local family, one of admittedly limited means — as judged on the scale of many owners of professional sports teams.
The football team is owned by an outsider, who paid $1 billion for the team, and whose other company is being investigated by the FBI.
It's never a good sign when a chapter in a book on the history of a sports team could be titled "The FBI Years".
-- How would you like to be Joe Thomas? In the last five years, his team's record is 23-57. He's been in the NFL six years, been to the Pro Bowl all six years, and now, two games into his seventh year, his team makes it known they don't intend to go all out to win until next year.
Way to waste the career of a Pro Bowl player at one of the hardest positions to find a Pro Bowl player.
-- That raises the question of why not trade Thomas? If you're bagging the season, then bag the season big time. The same principle that led to the decision to trade Trent Richardson absolutely applies to Joe Thomas.
Probably even more so.
Thomas is a Pro Bowl left tackle in the prime of his career. Trading him would give the Browns three first-round draft picks, all of which, you know, just to be safe, the Browns could use on quarterbacks.
-- The Browns clearly made the Richardson trade to acquire more ammunition with which to acquire their franchise quarterback next year. The only problem with that strategy is it's one thing to go looking for a franchise quarterback. It's another thing to actually find him — especially when those doing the looking will be the same group that in the last draft couldn't find a single player good enough to start on a 5-11 team.
-- I'm confused. Is Jason Campbell the backup quarterback or the backup backup quarterback?
-- Is it even possible to go back to square one when for more than 10 years you've been living in a condo on square one?
-- The Browns aren't the only team in Cleveland adept at striking out. In their 7-1 loss at Kansas City on Wednesday, the Indians struck out 17 times, equaling the club record for most strikeouts in a nine-inning game.
In that game the top four hitters in the Indians' lineup, Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher, Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana combined to strike out 10 times in 15 at-bats.
Weak of the week
We have a tie between Astros infielder Jake Elmore, who pinch-ran in the 10th inning of a tie game Thursday against the Indians, and 10 seconds after entering the game got picked off second base.
That's tied with the play in Saturday's ohio State game in which Ohio State was at the Florida A&M 3-yard-line when a Florida A&M player intercepted a pass in the end zone, ran it out of the end zone, fumbled, and it was recovered by Ohio State at the 3-yard-line, right where the play began.
Weak. Very weak.
And weak, very weak.

Source: News-herald

MANATEE -- A contractor working in Manatee County near a protected bald eagle's nest had a valid permit, but started work before he actually had a hard copy of the permit, a state investigator has concluded.

"The only violation we could determine is they had started work before they had the permit in hand," said Gary Morse, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The construction company, Blackrock Development Holdings, will be issued a warning in connection with the incident last week at a work site near State Road 70 and Lena Road, said Morse.

Blackrock officials could not be reached for comment late Monday.

Last week, volunteers taking pictures at the site saw construction activity going on, and wondered whether the nest was being disturbed, the Herald reported.

Investigator Scott Kirsch checked out the situation for the wildlife commission, Morse said.

"They did not violate any

conditions of the permit," Morse said. "The permit contains a significant number of conditions, beyond what normally would be expected. The company has been a willing partner."

Bald eagles are state- and federally protected birds.

The permit governs proximity of construction equipment to the nest, and any type of disturbance or noise in the area, Morse said.

Barb Walker of Pinellas County, a volunteer for a statewide Audubon Eagle Watch, said: "It is our hope that, permit or no permit, it is up to us to be respectful of bald eagles and to adhere to the bald eagle management plan."

Sara Kennedy, Herald reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7031. Follow her on Twitter @sarawrites.

Source: Bradenton

Fernando Alonso admitted Ferrari's underwhelming qualifying result simply reflected the pace the F138 displayed throughout practice in singapore, leaving the Spaniard banking on his usual strong Sunday recovery.

The Spaniard had gone into Saturday night's qualifying session under the lights at Marina Bay having lapped a second or more lower than the respective pacesetter in each of the three practice sessions.

While Alonso claimed successive second-place finishes at Spa and Monza, Ferrari had admitted that the acid test of their recent development work would come in Singapore given the higher-downforce conditions demanded by the circuit are more indicative of the rest of the calendar.

However, after setting only the seventh-fastest Q3 time - which was compounded by outgoing team-mate Felipe Massa outqualifing him for the third time in the last five events - Alonso adopted his usual Saturday night mantra after the session.

"We were not competitive in any of the sessions this weekend unfortunately and we were struggling a little bit with the pace compared with our main competitors," he told Sky Sports F1.

Coming up on Singapore GP race day

"But in a way it's nothing new from some other weekends - qualifying struggling a little bit, Sunday improving things, and in the end getting close to the podium or on the podium.

"So tomorrow we will try to do our good Sunday again, try to score many points and see where our main competitors finish the race."

Although his runner-up finishes at the last two events had seen him re-emerge as Sebastian Vettel's closest challenger in the championship, the German's victories at both events means the Spaniard heads into Sunday's race 53 points back on his perennial rival, and after the Red Bull man's latest pole, facing the prospect of that gap only increasing.

The Spaniard nonetheless traditionally comes to the fore over the longer race distance and suggested there should be opportunities to work himself towards the podium during Sunday's gruelling 61-lap grand prix.

"It's not so clear yesterday after the long runs which tyre is the best for the race, how many stops are coming into the race," Alonso replied when asked about strategy permutations.

"So I think strategy is very open at the moment. We need to concentrate step-by-step, the first is the start, the first corner, the first lap. After that making the tyres stay alive for a little bit longer than our rivals and then we'll see [where they are].

"It's a tricky circuit in a mechanical point of view, in the physical point of view, so we must finish the race, score as many points as possible and then check what the others did."

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While history - and championship position - suggests Alonso will emerge as Ferrari's strongest challenger in the race despite being outqualified by Massa again, the Brazilian's performance in beating his team leader o the third row was nonetheless timely as he strives to save his F1 career after being told by his long-time employers last week that his services won't be required for 2014.

Massa had appeared to be particularly all at sea during practice with the handling of his F138 so was delighted to turn things around.

"We changed completely the car from yesterday to today. Free Practice Three was still not perfect, we changed the car again for qualifying and actually managed to put together a great lap in Q3," he told Sky Sports F1.

"I'm very happy for how I started the weekend and for the qualifying I did. Put a great lap together in Q3 and I hope we can have a great race tomorrow."

Source: Skysports