Paul Newman (center) as Murphy, a conflicted police officer, in the 1981 film Fort Apache, The Bronx.
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The one-time "Fort Apache," home of the 41st Precinct of the NYPD. Today, the building holds offices for police detectives.
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Gerson Borrero, who was an activist with the Committee Against Fort Apache, stands in front of the building in August 2011.
When the film Fort Apache, The Bronx, starring Paul Newman as a conflicted cop patrolling a neighborhood ravaged by poverty and drugs, came out in 1981, it was a controversial hit. Local community leaders fought with the film's producers and threatened to sue because of the way the film depicted blacks and Puerto Ricans.
High grain prices and increasing yields have been an economic windfall for farmers. Low stockpiles, the use in ethanol production and orders from China have driven up demand and are expected to keep corn prices high.
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Corn grower Vernon Flinn is hoping for rain to boost his yields this year. Corn prices have doubled since last summer, and farmers are gunning for as high bushels per acre as possible.
Corn is a mighty hot commodity these days.
Grain prices soared after weather damage across the Corn Belt led the U.S. Department of Agriculture to predict lower yields than previously expected earlier this month.
Some agronomists and farmers predict yields will likely be even lower because of ongoing heat and drought.
In Pat Summitt's 1999 book Reach for the Summit, what comes through about the legendary University of Tennessee women's basketball coach is her singular toughness.
Summitt, 59, announced yesterday that she has been diagnosed with early onset dementia caused by Alzheimer's. Her grit, it seems, remains intact. She said she will continue coaching as she begins treatment.