March 2012 Archives

According to the Bradenton Herald, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" posted the biggest opening of the year at the box office. The 3-D, animated film exceeded expectations, raking in an estimated $70.7 million.

The film included stars such as Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift and Zac Efron and was based on Dr. Seuss' 1971 children's book about a small, orange character on a mission to save trees.

The Hollywood Reporter reports the environmentally-minded animation film was an enormous victory for the film business as well, revenue reflected an increase of nearly 30 percent this weekend.

Man arrested after high-speed chase with police

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Police arrested a man late Thursday after he led officers on a chase throughout Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs, according to the Pioneer Press.

The Star Tribune reports after the police followed the vehicle, topping 100 miles per hour, they used stop sticks to slow the vehicle down and was able to maneuver the driver into a ditch at Interstate Highway 35E and Lone Oak Road.

The 48-year-old Minneapolis man identified as the driver was arrested.

Spirit Airlines soon to service MSP

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USA Today reports Spirit Airlines, based in Miramar, Fla., is adding the Minneapolis-St. Paul area as a new destination. Self-described ultra-low cost carrier, Spirit Airlines is scheduled to start flights from the Twin Cities to Chicago and Las Vegas beginning May 31st.

It is report that Spirit will offer passengers three, daily roundtrip flights to Chicago and one to Las Vegas.

As reported by CBSNews.com, Spirit will fly out of the Humphrey Terminal and hopes to compete with Delta Airlines and other carriers by offering low base ticket prices.

Girl Scouts reach 100 years

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The Washington Post reports the Girls Scouts organization, founded 100 years ago in March, is planning a sing-a-long on the Mall this summer, which expects 200,000 participants. The worldwide Girl Scouts organization includes 10 million girls from 145 countries over the past 100 years.

According to Boston.com, the Girl Scouts of U.S.A. strive for education in young women, including progressiveness build on combining lessons in domestic know-how with outdoor adventure and technical skills, the aim is to teach girls that they can do anything.

DUBLIN - According to the Associated Press, officials at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland say the theft of the precious relic, the preserved heart of St. Laurence O'Toole, has left them perplexed.

Displayed in the cathedral since the 13th century, the heart was secured by a wooden heart-shaped box, locked in an iron cage on the wall of the chapel.

The BBC reports the thief would have needed metal cutters to pry open the iron bars. A church spokeswoman told the BBC that the relic was specifically targeted by the thief, adding that items of value such as gold chalices and candlesticks were bypassed.

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