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A16 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 1 • SATUrDAy • 12.05.2015

Maine town celebrates earmuf inventor

WEATHER • LOW 31, HIGH 56 > WINDS SE 3-8 MPH Mostly sunny and mild today

BY DAVID SHARP Associated Press

Mostly sunny skies along with light winds and mild temperatures can be expected across the region today as high pressure remains in control. Highs will be in the middle 50s. A weak front will bring more clouds to the area on Sunday. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

24-HOUR FORECAST

MORNING

LUNCH

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35°

50°

53°

45°

Mostly clear

Partly cloudy

Mostly sunny Mostly sunny

F A R M I N G T O N , MAINE • Earmufs come

4-DAY FORECAST

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

34°/51°

37°/52°

38°/55°

41°/56°

Partly sunny

Partly sunny

Partly cloudy Partly sunny

Shown are this morning’s lows and today’s highs

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30 30 31 27 29 31 39 31 31 31 30 30 29

56 54 55 54 55 56 55 51 54 55 53 55 54

Illinois Bloomington Carbondale Chicago Decatur Effingham Macomb Mount Vernon Peoria Quincy Rockford Springfield Urbana

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Missouri Branson Cape Girardeau Columbia Farmington Jefferson City Joplin Kansas City Kirksville Rolla Springfield St. Joseph Union West Plains

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Chicago 31 / 52

Kirksville 31 / 51 Kansas City 39 / 55

Springfield 30 / 50

St. Louis 31 / 56 Carbondale 28 / 53

Joplin

Poplar Bluff 30 / 54

31 / 56

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ALMANAC Asof7P.M.atLambertField 54° 30° 46° 30° 74° 8° 41° 34°

0.00” 0.01” 0.42” 49.51” 38.54”

TODAY’S AIR QUALITY Very unhealthy

Good

TODAY’S UV INDEX Min.

Very high The higher the UV index number, the greater the need for skin protection.

POLLEN COUNTS Friday, Dec. 4th No tree, grass, or weed pollen present Mold - 1,689 (low) HEATING DEGREE DAYS 23 Yesterday 92 Month (Total) 654 Season 1076 Year Ago

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PRECIPITATION Last 24 hrs Month (Total) Month (Normal) Year (Total) Year (Normal)

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TEMPERATURES High (12:56 p.m.) Low (7:26 a.m.) Average High Average Low Record High (2001) Record Low (1886) High Last Year Low Last Year

SUN & MOON

New Dec 11 Sunrise

First Dec 18

Full Dec 25

Last Jan 1

7:03 AM Sunset

4:40 PM

Moonrise 1:27 AM Moonset 1:33 PM

Looking to the southeast around 6 a.m. in the morning you will see Mars above and to the right of the moon. Looking below and to the left of the moon you will see Venus.

SOURCE: McDonnell Planetarium

RIVER STAGES

Flood Stage

Current Level

MISSOURI RIVER Kansas City 32 13.20 Jefferson City 23 15.93 21 18.76 Hermann 20 15.49 Washington 25 21.72 St. Charles MISSISSIPPI RIVER Hannibal 16 16.13 Louisiana 15 15.57 Dam 24 25 26.11 Dam 25 26 26.30 Grafton 18 19.16 M.Price, Pool 419 416.20 M.Price, Tail. 21 19.87 St Louis 30 25.62 Chester 27 28.09 Cape Girardeau 32 32.85

24-Hr Change

Flood Stage

Current Level

ILLINOIS RIVER La Salle 20 19.02 18 16.58 Peoria 14 14.90 Beardstown MERAMEC RIVER 15 4.30 Sullivan 16 5.68 Valley Park 24 23.08 Arnold BOURBEUSE RIVER Union 15 3.82 OHIO RIVER Cairo 40 40.53

- 1.35 - 1.28 - 0.89 - 0.82 - 0.74 - 0.89 - 0.86 - 0.81 - 0.38 - 0.16 - 0.10 - 0.50 - 0.58 - 0.22 + 0.14

LAKE LEVELS

24-Hr Change

Kentucky Pool Wappapello Pool Clearwater Pool Lake Ozark Truman Lake Bull Shoals Table Rock Pomme de Terre Lake Shelbyville Rend Lake Mark Twain Lake Carlyle Lake

- 0.69 + 0.06 + 0.18 - 0.37 - 0.87 - 0.55 - 0.62

Current Level

24-Hr Change

355.61 372.47 511.15 658.16 713.96 664.60 916.88 845.31 601.03 407.64 609.20 446.34

- 0.08 - 0.02 - 1.39 - 0.17 + 0.06 + 0.18 - 0.30 - 0.22 + 0.09 - 0.02 - 0.32 - 0.16

+ 1.61

Maps and weather data provided by:

Get more river & lake stage information at 636-441-8467

and go when it comes to fashion. But they’re always in style on Chester Greenwood Day. Residents of Farmington, Maine, are set to pay homage to the inventor of the earmuff Saturday by proudly wearing muffs during a parade in honor of the town’s native son. As the story goes, 15-year-old Chester grew weary of the biting cold on his large ears while ice skating and decided to do something about it. He fashioned muffs out of farm wire, and his grandmother sewed fur on them. He improved his creation,

PEOPLE ‘Orange’ star faces assault charges One of the stars of “Orange is the New Black” is facing assault charges after she was accused of punching and scratching a teenage girl. Dascha Polanco was arraigned Thursday in Manhattan Criminal Court. Court papers iled by the district attorney’s oice say the attack on 17-year-old Michelle Cardona happened inside Polanco’s upper Manhattan apartment on July 29. They say Polanco punched the teen several times, pulled her hair and scratched her. Polanco’s attorney, Gerald Lefcourt, says the accusation is an attempt to extort money from the actress. Police ind cocaine in Weiland tour bus • Police in Bloomington, Minn., say they found cocaine in the bedroom of the tour bus where former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland was found dead. Police said they found “a small quantity” of cocaine during a search of the bus Friday after Weiland’s death.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

A portrait of Chester Greenwood with his famous invention hangs at the municipal oices in Farmington, Maine.

obtained a patent and manufactured thousands of “Champion Ear Protectors” in Farmington. His legacy seemed to fade away after his death

in 1937. But he and the ear protectors made a comeback 40 years later when the Maine Legislature established Chester Greenwood Day in 1977.

Investigators say they also found a small amount of cocaine elsewhere in the bus and arrested a California man who was traveling with Weiland. The man hasn’t been charged.

Louis, and wrap the tour on March 17 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. Tickets go on sale Friday.

Springsteen plans tour in 2016 • Bruce Springsteen will kick of a nine-week U.S. tour next year. On Friday, the music icon, 66, announced The River Tour with the E Street Band, which starts Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh. Springsteen will play 24 dates, including March 6 at the Chaifetz Arena in St.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Singer Little Richard is 83. Singer Jim Messina is 68. Country singer Tyler England is 52. Singerguitarist John Rzeznik is 50. Country singer Gary Allan is 48. Comedian Margaret Cho is 47. Actor Frankie Muniz is 30. Actor Ross Bagley is 27. From news services

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TODAY ACROSS THE U.S.

National Extremes High: 82° Fort Lauderdale, Florida Low: 5° Big Piney, Wyoming

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0s -0s Alaska Low: -35°

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Hawaii High: 85°

Jet Stream

Lower 48 temps only

A large ridge of high pressure will keep dry conditions in place throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Ohio Valley, Midwest, Great Lakes, and Deep South. Wet weather is expected across parts of south Florida and the Pacific Northwest. The coldest temperatures across the United States will be found in the upper Midwest and north-central Rockies. Today L H

Albany, N.Y. 33 Albuquerque 31 Anchorage 18 Atlanta 36 Atlantic City 32 Baltimore 32 Billings 27 Biloxi, Ms. 44 Birmingham 35 Bismarck 28 Boise 28 Boston 38 Buffalo 37 Burlington, Vt. 32 Charleston, S.C. 43 Charleston, W.V. 26 Charlotte 32 Cheyenne 25 Chicago 31 Cincinnati 29 Cleveland 30 Colorado Spgs. 31 Concord, N.H. 28 Dallas 39 Daytona Beach 64 Denver 30 Des Moines 33 47 Destin, Fl. 30 Detroit 37 El Paso 28 Evansville -5 Fairbanks 30 Fargo 18 Flagstaff 66 Fort Myers 34 Great Falls 28 Green Bay 33 Hartford 73 Honolulu 40 Houston 29 Indianapolis 35 Jackson, Ms. 28 Juneau 71 Key West 42 Las Vegas 33 Little Rock 52 Los Angeles 29 Louisville

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