Relatives of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School have asked people to mark the anniversary on Saturday of the mass shooting with "acts of kindness" and say they will light candles in memory of the victims.
At a news conference on Monday, the families also announced the launch of a website, http://mysandyhookfamily.org, to create a "singular place of sharing, communication, and contact with the families of those who lost their lives that day."
Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe said extra police officers would be on duty on Saturday.
The city of Newtown is holding any formal events, but First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra, speaking at the news conference, asked for the media to give the town privacy on Dec. 14, the day last year that Newtown 20-year-old resident Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six adults at the school in one of the worst mass shootings in the nation's history.
"We're trying to respect the world's interest in us, and we certainly have benefited from that interest in many ways," Llodra said, but added, "We pay a price when the media is here."
This week's two-hour mix from Metropolis host Jason Bentley features a new song from Phantogram, music from London's Metronomy, a Photek remix of Bob Marley & The Wailers, back-to-back cuts from Kaskade and much more.
- Lifelike, "City Lights"
- Phantogram, "Fall In Love"
- Flume, "Sleepless (feat. Twin Shadow & Jezzabell Doran)"
- Todd Terje, "Spiral"
- Gorgon City, "Ready For Your Love"
- Duke Dumont, "Need U (100%)"
- Metronomy, "I'm Aquarius"
- Grizzly Bear, "Will Calls (Diplo Remix)"
- Disclosure, "Voices (Feat. Sasha Keable) (Wookie Remix)"
- Basement Jaxx, "Mermaid Of Salinas (Original)"
- Hot Since 82, "Hot's Groove"
- Calvin Harris, "Thinking About You"
- Kaskade, "Lax To JFK"
- Kaskade, "Atmosphere"
- James Blake, "Retrograde"
- Bob Marley & The Wailers, "One Love (Photek Remix)"
- Pretty Lights, "Around The Blockaround The Block (Feat Talib Kweli)"
- Chromeo, "Sexy Socialite (Boys Noize Remix)"
- Bonobo, "First Fires (feat. Grey Reverend) (Maya Jane Coles Remix)"
- Flight Facilities, "Stand Still (Mario Basanov Remix)"
- Simian Mobile Disco, "Tong Zi Dan"
- Tensnake, "No Relief"
- Jungle By Night, "Marsvin (Kraak & Smaak Remix)"
- Kraak & Smaak, "Just Wanna Be Loved (feat. Joi Cardwell)"
- Cut Copy, "Let Me Show You"
- Kraftwerk, "The Model"
It was a guest of honor DJ Cheryl Waters had been anticipating for 20 years: The Waterboys, a band currently celebrating its 30th anniversary despite frontman Mike Scott's insistence that he's only 24. The long-running group is on tour supporting its seven-CD collection, Fisherman's Box, which was inspired by the 1988 album Fisherman's Blues; the record marked Scott's relocation from Scotland to Ireland, and resulted in the most successful release of The Waterboys' long career.
What will the next 30 years hold? If the bluesy new tune with which the band opened this session ("Mad As The Mist & Snow") is any indication, its members are "still freaks," and will be for some time to come.
Each year around this time, Pringles comes out with a new, limited-time-only, holiday-themed flavor. A couple years ago it was White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles, then there was Awkward Visit With Family Pringles, and now we have Pecan Pie Pringles.
Ian: Depending where you're from, it's either pronounced "pee-kahn" or "gross."
Eva: Wait a minute... At Thanksgiving my grandma said these were homemade!
Robert: Did you ever notice how Mr. Pringle doesn't have a mouth in this picture on the can? No wonder he looks so happy!
Eva: I hope people in other countries don't think this is what Americans eat? I wouldn't want to destroy the legacy we built with Doritos Tacos Locos.
Miles: Pecan Pie Pringles are the perfect pot luck food. "No, guys, don't worry about it, I'll bring chips and dessert."
Peter: Yeah, it's like the potluck equivalent of an awful liqueur. You bring it, nobody eats it, you take it home and bring it to the next one.
Ian: Hey guys, guess what's NOT an ingredient in Pecan Pie Pringles?
Robert: Great for people with nut allergies. Not so good for people with shame allergies.
Eva: Perfect for busy Americans who want their pie on the go. Most cars now come with Pecan Pie Pringles holders.
Peter: This reminds me all of the "food of the future" articles I read as a kid. Pie in a chip! In the 1970s, we all thought we'd be living in a dystopian nightmare by now.
Peter: I like to put a vanilla-ice-cream-flavored Pringle on top and have it "A la sad."
Ian: It's amazing Pringles are a success, because "pringles" sounds like an old timey disease. "Ma got the pringles real bad!"
Miles: I'm pretty sure pringles is what all my Oregon Trail characters died from.
Eva: Mmmmm, 17 slices to a serving.
Ian: Stopping at the point where you eat enough of them that your hand no longer fits into the can counts as healthy eating.
Peter: Has anybody seen my Alka-Pringles?
[The verdict: The flavor is closer to a caramel apple than pecan pie. Non-Pecan-Pie Pringles are superior, and Non-Pringles Pecan Pie is superior.]
Sandwich Monday is a satirical feature from the humorists at Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!
A few days after France said it was increasing its presence in the Central African Republic, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered the U.S. military to help transport troops from Burundi to the CAR.
The AP reports:
"Hagel approved the order after speaking with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian Monday night from Afghanistan where he was visiting troops. Le Drian asked the U.S. to help get African troops quickly into the country to prevent the violence there from spreading, said Pentagon spokesman Carl Woog.
"There are more than 1,000 French troops in the Central African Republic, where Christian armed fighters launched an attack on the capital last week that killed about 400 people. The fighters oppose the Muslim ex-rebels now in charge of the former French colony."
As Scott reported, French troops are trying to quell the religious violence.
Fox News quotes Assistant Press Secretary Carl Woog as saying the U.S. is helping to avoid a humanitarian crisis and to support stability in the region.
"We continue to work to identify additional resources that might be available to help address further requests for assistance to support the international community's efforts in CAR," Woog said.