Morning Links for April 29 2013

We all got a nice taste of spring (dare I say summer?) this weekend, but now it’s back to the grind. But hey, cheer up. These stellar links will help. After a Hollywood-style welcome at the New York Jets a year ago, backup quarterback Tim Tebow was released this morning, ESPN reports. The Jets had six quarterbacks on the roster after drafting Geno Smith. Poor, poor Tim Tebow. The Journal Sentinel has the story of an eccentric widow whose estate has become the center of a contentious legal battle. When she died, 91-year-old Arlene Bowsher left hundreds of thousands of…

We all got a nice taste of spring (dare I say summer?) this weekend, but now it’s back to the grind. But hey, cheer up. These stellar links will help.

  • After a Hollywood-style welcome at the New York Jets a year ago, backup quarterback Tim Tebow was released this morning, ESPN reports. The Jets had six quarterbacks on the roster after drafting Geno Smith. Poor, poor Tim Tebow.
  • The Journal Sentinel has the story of an eccentric widow whose estate has become the center of a contentious legal battle. When she died, 91-year-old Arlene Bowsher left hundreds of thousands of dollars to various charities and friends. The money has yet to be seen.
  • Fast Company tells the story of Superstorm Sandy through New York City’s digital first responders. Because even in a natural disaster, people still need Google.
  • POLITICO is reporting that a major Republican donor has put his support behind immigration reform. Paul Singer, a hedge fund billionaire, reportedly donated six figures to a group attempting to change the minds of conservatives about immigration reform.
  • An explosion rocked Prague’s Divadelni Street this morning, injuring up to 40 people and trapping many under rubble. The cause of the blast is unknown but thought to be a natural gas explosion.
  • If he wins the Kentucky Derby next weekend, Kevin Krigger will be the first black man to have done it since 1992. To get to that race, he won the Santa Anita Derby, becoming the first man to do it in the race’s history. But as The New York Times story shows, it’s about more than winning.

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Abby Callard was an assistant editor at Milwaukee Magazine from 2012-2014. Her journalistic pursuits have seen her covering the Hispanic community in mid-Missouri, politics in Washington, D.C., art and culture for Smithsonian magazine, the social enterprise space in India and health care in Chicago. Abby has a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.