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A mother in Illinois is giving new meaning to the term “rooftop pool.”Police in the town of Dixon arrested 49-year-old Jennifer Janus Yeager on Tuesday for allegedly driving while her daughters were sitting in an inflatable pool on the SUV’s roof.She is charged with two counts of endangering the health or life of a child.According to police, Yeager told them that she had driven to a friend’s house to inflate the pool. She had her daughters sit in it to hold it down during the drive home.Yeager was also cited for failing to secure a passenger over the age of 8 and under the age of 16. She is now free on bond.
On Friday night, Syracuse University alumni and fans visited Park Bar in Atlanta to enjoy drinks, music and basketball. Derrick Coleman, arguably one of SU’s greatest basketball players, was in attendance — taking photos with bar-goers and conversing with former players. Amid groups of fans and cheers, Coleman was able to step away and speak about this year’s team’s advance to the Final Four and the weekend’s festivities.The Daily Orange: What are your thoughts on Syracuse making it to the Final Four?Derrick Coleman: “You know what? For me, Syracuse making it to the Final Four is like peaks and valleys. You know, we started off playing well early on in the beginning of the season, and as we got into the Big East conference, you know what? We lost two or three games, four games in a row and then you start to question yourself: Do you belong as being one of the top teams in the country? But I thought, during the Big East tournament, we really pulled it all together, we started playing well as a team. I mean our defense was very active, we were aggressive with the basketball on the offensive end of the court, and then, you know what? Once we got to the NCAA Tournament, I just thought it just carried over and that’s why we’re here today down here in Atlanta, Ga., for the Final Four.”The D.O.: Do you have any highlights of this weekend so far?D.C.: “I mean, look, I’m just hanging out with my people [cheers]. What you don’t understand is you know what? This is always the highlight of my life, hanging out with you guys because when I’m in school, I didn’t have a chance to do this, so that’s why you see me back in Syracuse as much as you do, at all the games and whatever because I just want to show everybody around to Syracuse fans I appreciated them when I was in school, so that’s why I come and do what I do.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe D.O.: Do you think Syracuse can win it all?D.C.: “Yes, oh, without question.”The D.O.: Do you have anything else you want to say about this weekend?D.C.: “You know what? Hey guys, look, just enjoy the moment, that’s it. We gotta just take it all in and have fun and enjoy each other, connect with people that you ain’t seen in a while. But the main thing is, we’re going to go root our guys on. We can bring home a national championship.” Comments Published on April 6, 2013 at 10:10 am Contact Maddy: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse fans, alumni gather at Atlanta restaurant to celebrate Orange’s Final Four appearanceSyracuse fans turn out to attend team’s open practiceGallery: Fans celebrate before the NCAA Tournament in Atlanta
Kickstarter has brought some pretty incredible products into the consumer market through the power of crowdfunding; whether it’s phone cases, pens, or home-automation gizmos, there is something for everyone to back on this popular platform. Now Reality Robotics Limited has created something many people probably didn’t know they wanted until they saw it, a robot called BERO controlled by your Android phone.BERO stands for Be The RObot, and this nifty gadget sure to keep you constantly entertained. The Kickstarter page describes BERO as “an expertly-engineered-multi-motor-wireless-animated-mobile-robotic-toy-platform that features an advanced internal operating system for communicating through an open source APP with an Android™ smartphone through Bluetooth™” with plans for iOS in the near future.As the pictures above and below suggests, the original design was a clone of the Android mascot and provided a slight ethical/legal predicament with Google. After a brief meeting at the Mountain View HQ, the BERO team decided to redesign their robotic companion with new arms, eyes, and some stylish headphones, along with multiple colors depending on how much you back the project.Other than looking like a cute little robo-buddy, Reality Robotics Limited has packed a lot of technology and features into BERO’s 4-inch body including an onboard speaker and amplifier, several LEDs to light up the headphones and eyes, a PCB (printed circuit board), two infrared transmitters, one infrared receiver, and a Bluetooth module. The PCB’s chip controls all motor functions, sound playback, and Bluetooth commands for BERO to act just like you want hime too. It is also completely hackable for you mad scientists out there who want BERO to be a personal army or any other functions you are capable of making it do.BERO can also be your personal notification center as well with the ability to communicate with your Twitter feed by letting you know when you get a mention and reading it aloud if you so choose. With a little hacking and an Arduino, you could get BERO to let you know when the laundry is done or if someone has broken into your house. On the lighter side, BERO’s onboard speaker will allow you to play from your phone while you work and dances along as well.Are you interested in getting a BERO for yourself? There is still 31 days left for the Kickstarter project, so you still have plenty of time to decide. Let us know what you think in the comments.