A police officer is free on bond after being arrested following a rash of road-sign thefts in southeast Alabama.  Brantley Police Chief Titus Averett says officer Jeremy Ray Walker of Glenwood is on paid leave following his arrest in Pike County.  The 30-year-old Walker is charged with receiving stolen property.  Lt. Troy Johnson of the Pike County Sheriff's Office says an investigation began after someone reported that Walker was selling road signs from Crenshaw County.  Investigators contacted the county engineer and learned signs had been reported stolen from several roads.

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My husband and I once took great pleasure in preparing meals from scratch. We made pizza dough and sauce. We baked bread. We churned ice cream.

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Police in Baton Rouge say they have arrested three people who stole guns with the goal of killing police officers. They are still looking for a fourth suspect in the alleged plot, NPR's Greg Allen reports.

"Police say the thefts were at a Baton Rouge pawn shop early Saturday morning," Greg says. "One person was arrested at the scene. Since then, two others have been arrested and six of the eight stolen handguns have been recovered. Police are still looking for one other man."

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After an international tribunal invalidated Beijing's claims to the South China Sea, Chinese authorities have declared in no uncertain terms that they will be ignoring the ruling.

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Bill Charlap And Renee Rosnes On JazzSet

Oct 4, 2012
Originally published on June 20, 2014 3:41 pm

From their spirited night of Chick Corea music alone, it's clear how Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap love to play amongst horns and a rhythm section. Yet when they face each other at two pianos, with a wink and a nod, they do it all themselves.

Now on JazzSet, it's Rosnes on the left, Charlap on the right and — in Charlap's words — "a unique sound that is the sum of both of us."

With talent, determination and a Canada Council of the Arts grant, Renee Rosnes came to New York in 1985. She quickly began working with saxophonist Joe Henderson (1937-2001) at The Village Vanguard. Wayne Shorter was another early employer. Rosnes became the pianist in Out of the Blue (OTB) from the Blue Note label, then the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and the SFJAZZ Collective. Rosnes won her fourth Juno Award for her album Life on Earth, and sometimes hosts jazz on CBC Radio. She has been featured twice on NPR's Live at the Village Vanguard series.

Charlap grew up in New York, his father a Broadway composer and his mother the vocalist Sandy Stewart, with whom he still performs. Able to play by ear from childhood, the youthful Charlap shopped at New York's vintage sheet-music stores and avidly re-harmonized his purchases. The estimable Dick Hyman was his mentor. Charlap worked for baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan (1927-96) and alto saxophonist Phil Woods, then formed his trio with Peter Washington and Kenny Washington (no relation) a decade ago.

This story originally ran on Oct. 4, 2012.

Set List

  • "Never Will I Marry" (Loesser)
  • "Double Rainbow" (Jobim)
  • "My Man's Gone Now" (Gershwins, Heyward from Porgy and Bess)
  • "Midnight Waltz" (Walton)
  • "The Last Time I Saw Paris" (Hammerstein & Kern)
  • "Ana Maria" (Shorter)
  • "The Saros Cycle" (Rosnes)
  • "Chorinho" (Mays)
  • "Little Glory" (Mulligan)


JazzSet dedicates this edition to the memory of our dear friend, Derek Gordon (1955-2012), the Senior Vice President of Music Education at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, from 1992- 2004.

Recording by Christian Amonson and Duke Markos

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