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Fri April 17, 2015


Fri April 17, 2015

'Kumiko' Is A Wondrously Enigmatic Treasure Of Its Own

Rinko Kikuchi stars as Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter.
Courtesy of Lila 9th Productions

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter opens on a young woman walking along a beach in Japan. Her face set and determined, she heads directly into a cave, digs in the sand and pulls out a video cassette wrapped in a cloth, as if it were waiting for her.

What she's unearthed happens to be the Coen brothers' Fargo, which opens with the statement that the story is true. Kumiko, who stays grimly unexpressive much of the time, apparently believes this claim, especially the part where Steve Buscemi's character, smeared in blood, stashes a case packed with money in the snow.

Kumiko draws herself a map, which she believes is accurate, and she sets off for Minnesota and North Dakota.

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Fri April 17, 2015

National Record Store Day Celebrates Vinyl's Revival

Aubrey Jacobs, 27, picks through the racks of records at Bizarre Bazaar.
Stacy Nick KUNC

For all the advantages that digital music has to offer - portability, price, playlists - more people are going back to the turntable.

"A record makes the experience of an album a complete package, and a satisfying one at that, because you have an appealing presentation, and of course you have the old setup of a certain number of tracks per side and needing to flip the record," said Ben Peterson, the vinyl guru at Fort Collins' lone record store, Bizarre Bazaar.

He’s not alone in his appreciation for the old-school allure of the LP. In fact, everyone who makes the annual pilgrimage on National Record Store Day would nod their head along to the beat in agreement.

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Fri April 17, 2015

Anniversary Of Oklahoma City Bombing Reopens Wounds For Survivors

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 2:05 pm

Phuong Nguyen, 55, and her son, Chris, who survived the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.

On the morning of April 19, 1995, a truck bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast — equal to 4,000 pounds of TNT — killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.

The federal office building also housed a day care center. The explosives-laden truck was parked directly beneath it. Of the 21 children there that morning, only six survived.

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Thu April 16, 2015

Citing A 'Gap' In Law, Cadman Introduces Fetal Homicide Bill

Colorado General Assembly

Following a March attack in Longmont where a mother's unborn child was cut from her womb, Colorado's Senate President has introduced a fetal homicide bill. As written, Senate Bill 268 [.pdf], would define a person as an unborn human being from conception until birth for the purposes of homicide and assault cases. It's expected to draw vigorous debate at the statehouse.

"Frankly crime victims deserves justice, society demands justice," said Senate President Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs). "Currently there's a significant gap in Colorado."

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