We all know the story; a young and promising rock and roll star taken from the world in the prime of his life. That’s what happened to Blind Melon’s lead singer, Shannon Hoon, who passed away on October 21st, 1995 – exactly 21 years ago today.Hoon and his band Blind Melon had taken the world by storm, capturing a certain rock and roll whimsy with an elevated sense of maturity. The band was incredibly popular during the first half of the 1990’s, powered by their mega-hit “No Rain” and supported by countless great songs. Things were only looking up for Blind Melon in the mid-90’s, as the band had just spent time in New Orleans recording their sophomore album Soup.That is, however, until Shannon Hoon tragically overdosed at just 28 years old. The success of Blind Melon led many of the band members to drug and alcohol abuse problems, and stints in rehabilitation were unsuccessful. His untimely death sent shockwaves through the world, depressing avid fans and harshly reminding others about the pitfalls of the rock and roll lifestyle.Shannon Hoon will always be remembered for his one-of-a-kind vocal approach and beautiful songs. Though he passed away so many years ago, Hoon will never be forgotten. In honor of his life, please enjoy this full performance captured just one month before the end, in September of 1995.RIP Shannon.
An explosion occurred on Jl. Yusuf Adiwinata in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Sunday afternoon. Police temporarily closed the street after the incident.Central Jakarta Police Chief Sr. Com Heru Novianto said the explosion caused no casualties or significant damage.”We expect the explosion was caused by a firecracker, because it was not big and there was no significant effect or casualties. It only caused flat tires because the blast occurred near a parked car.” Heru said on Monday as reported by kompas.com.Anto, a Menteng resident, said the explosion caused smoke to rise from underneath the car.”I heard the explosion and immediately went out [of my house] to check. I did not know the source of the explosion at first. All I knew was that there was smoke rising from underneath the car, and not long after, someone came and put it out using a fire extinguisher,” he said.Joko, another resident, said the explosion occurred at about 2:15 p.m.”I heard the explosion. It was quite loud. It even set off the alarm of a car parked about 10 meters from the explosion,” he said.Heru said it was unlikely that the explosion had any link to terrorism.”Terrorists always seek victims and they always use dangerous explosive material. But we can conclude that the explosion was caused by a low-explosive material,” he said.The Jakarta police questioned five witnesses of the incident and reviewed CCTV footage from the area.According to Heru, some witnesses claimed the perpetrator put the explosive under the car while others said they saw two unidentified motorcyclists throw the explosive near the car.Police also questioned the car’s owner, who is an employee at a private company.”We are still reviewing the car owner’s testimony. Maybe the company has some problems or something,” Heru said, adding that the police were awaiting results from the forensics lab. (nal)Topics :
Ashlie Raible has been named Franklin County’s Lily Endowment Scholarship winner for 2017.Raible will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for books and equipment.Raible, a senior at Franklin County High School, intends to pursue a career in the health care field.2 other semi-finalists, Maggie McKinney from Franklin County High School, and Emma Elmore, from the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities, will receive $500 scholarships from the Franklin County Community Foundation operational fund.The 3 semi-finalists were selected from 33 applications.