PORSCHE HITS IDAHO CROWD

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A Porsche plowed into a crowd of spec­ta­tors at a Boise, Idaho, car show, in­jur­ing at least eight in a hor­ri­fy­ing scene that saw by­standers scram­bling to tend to the in­jured, au­thor­i­ties and wit­nesses said.

Po­lice say the driver of the gray Porsche ac­cel­er­ated while leav­ing the Cars and Cof­fee event, lost con­trol and ran into the nearby crowd lin­ing a side­walk. Po­lice say the driver is co­op­er­at­ing in their in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Tom Weekes of Boise at­tended the event with his 12-year-old son and had just moved a few feet back on the side­walk when the car lost con­trol.

“My son and I were the last two people he missed,” he said. “There was a group of kids to the right of us and he hit ev­ery one of them.”

Sem­i­nary can­cels priest’s talk. YORK» Cit­ing a

NEW so­cial media back­lash, the sem­i­nary at the Catholic Univer­sity of Amer­ica has can­celed a talk by a pop­u­lar Je­suit priest whose lat­est book ad­vo­cates for more com­pas­sion for gays within the church. In a rare pub­lic re­buke, the univer­sity’s pres­i­dent said Satur­day that he op­posed the sem­i­nary’s de­ci­sion.

The Rev. James Martin, ed­i­tor at large at the Je­suit mag­a­zine Amer­ica and au­thor of sev­eral books on Catholi­cism, said he had planned a sem­i­nary talk on Je­sus, not his re­cent book on LGBT people, “Build­ing a Bridge,” which has been backed by two U.S. car­di­nals and three bish­ops.

Plaque hon­ors Rush­more carver.

KEYSTONE,

The chief carver of Mount Rush­more is be­ing hon­ored with a plaque rec­og­niz­ing him for his work.

Luigi Del Bianco was an Ital­ian im­mi­grant who was given the role of chief carver more than 80 years ago.

He was re­spon­si­ble for re­fin­ing the ex­pres­sion on the faces of the four pres­i­dents carved into Mount Rush­more, in­clud­ing the chal­leng­ing tasks of sculpt­ing Jef­fer­son’s lips and Lin­coln’s eyes.

Hous­ton fire­fight­ers were told to stay home.

Thou­sands of Hous­ton fire­fight­ers were told to stay home at the height of Har­vey’s flood­ing even as calls for help over­whelmed 911 dis­patch­ers, the pres­i­dent of the city’s fire­fight­ers union said Fri­day.

In an in­ter­view with Hous­ton tele­vi­sion sta­tion KHOU , Marty Lanc­ton said that the fire de­part­ment could have done more dur­ing the storm.

“I don’t want to hear about lack of re­sources,” Lanc­ton said. “Emer­gen­cies are some­thing you pre­pare for. You don’t have the an­swers, but you pre­pare. In this case, they weren’t pre­pared.”

Hous­ton Fire Chief Sam Pena ac­knowl­edged that three-quar­ters of the force was asked not to re­port, but said that the de­part­ment was fully staffed.

Fire­fighter sus­pended over Face­book post.

OHIO» A vol­un­teer

DAY­TON, fire­fighter in Ohio has been sus­pended in­def­i­nitely after a racist Face­book post that stated he would save a dog from a burn­ing build­ing be­fore a black per­son.

WHIO-TV re­ported that Tyler Roys­don, of Franklin Town­ship in War­ren County, said if he had to choose be­tween sav­ing a dog or a black man, the an­i­mal would come first.

The post, which con­tained mul­ti­ple racial slurs, was or­dered re­moved by the town­ship.

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