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Faire draws ‘Tech Ninjas’
Elkhorn held its first ever Mini Maker Faire on Saturday. It was an exposition of arts, crafts and technologies that local businesses, schools and crafters brought to display. In some cases, people could join in. Maker Faires have been around for nearly 10 years. Milwaukee has held a large one since 2014. “I think it’s re-imagining how we educate children and teach them to problem-solve, so we’re ready for the tech age that we’re in,” said Kathy Cannistra of Milwaukee, who has been involved with Maker Faires there.
Book looks back at theaters
For many years, Ted Schaar had a faint memory of going to the Beverly Theater on Janesville’s Main Street with his dad in 1954. The Janesville native longed to know more about the Beverly and Janesville’s other movie theaters—the Apollo, Jeffris and Myers. Now Schaar has self-published a book, “Impermanence,” which not only looks at city movie houses but also tackles the topic of urban sprawl and the automobile.
nation/world • 10B-11B
Afghan bomb kills at least 95
A suicide bomber drove an ambulance into a commercial area by pretending to be carrying a patient to a hospital and then detonated his explosives at a checkpoint near the European Union consulate, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 more in an attack claimed by the Taliban, authorities said. Saturday’s powerful explosion, which came a week after Taliban militants killed 22 people at an international hotel in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, was felt throughout the city and covered the blast area in smoke and dust.