Titanic jewels to go on display
DORAVILLE — Most of the jewelry recovered from the wreckage of the Titanic will go on public display for the first time with a three-city tour.
The jewelry is from a single purser’s bag found during a 1987 research and recovery mission. The collection includes diamond and sapphire rings, brooches, necklaces, cuff links and a gold pocket watch.
Although single pieces of the jewelry have been on display at one or more permanent and traveling exhibits sponsored by Premier Exhibitions Inc., their Atlanta debut is the first time the majority of the collection has been available to the public.
Rodeo bronc rider dies from injuries
LAS VEGAS — A Missouri man died after being critically injured during the Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
Rodeo officials said J.D. Jones, 25, of Goodman, Mo., died after an accident at the saddle bronc riding competition Saturday night.
According to rodeo spokeswoman Perse Hooper, Mr. Jones got stuck after his foot slipped through a stirrup. The horse fell on him and eventually had to be euthanized for internal bleeding and a broken pelvis, she said.
It was Mr. Jones’ first time competing in the national finals, which were held Nov. 6-10 at the South Point resort, Ms. Hooper said.
State to officially launch greenhouse-gas system
SAN FRANCISCO — California’s largest greenhouse-gas emitters will begin buying permits in a landmark “cap-and-trade” system designed to control emissions of heat-trapping gases and to spur investment in clean technologies.
The program is the most wide-ranging of its kind in the nation and a key part of California’s 2006 climate-change law, AB32. The regulations dictate standards for cleaner-burning fuels, more efficient automobiles and increased use of renewable energy.