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Agency Helps Recycle Solar Eclipse Glasses

(CBS) — The organization Astronomers Without Borders aims to encourage young scientists in developing countries.

They’re starting a nationwide collection for solar eclipse sunglasses. In the Chicago-area, the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County has signed on to help.

Starting Monday, SWALCO spokesperson Merleanne Rampale says, the agency will have four collection sites.

Collection sites include the Fremont Township Administrative offices, Deerfield Public Library, Warren Newport Township Public Library, and the Lindenhust Village Hall.

Trump Retweets Meme Showing Him Eclipsing Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a total eclipse by President Donald Trump of Barack Obama.

Trump has retweeted a quadruple photo spread of himself slowly eclipsing the former president.

The series starts with a photo that shows a glimpse of Trump, who is in color in the frame, along with a black-and-white image of Obama. Trump gradually commands more of the frame in the next two photos until the fourth and final one shows a smiling Trump and no Obama.

President Donald Trump retweets a quadruple photo spread of Trump slowly eclipsing former president Barack Obama. (CBS)

President Donald Trump retweets a quadruple photo spread of Trump slowly eclipsing former president Barack Obama. (CBS)

Trump retweeted the series, titled “The Best Eclipse Ever!” from Twitter user, @JerryTravone.

Travone describes himself on Twitter as a YouTube actor, political junkie and “Proud Trump supporter.”

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Lake Tahoe Sisters Reported Missing After Oregon Eclipse Festival Found Safe

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (CBS / AP) — Two sisters from Lake Tahoe who were reported missing after attending a massive eclipse festival in central Oregon have reportedly been found safe.

According to Portland CBS affiliate KOIN-TV, 18-year-old Melissa Lea and her younger sister were located Thursday morning. Officials said the girls were never in danger and had lost cellphone service on their trip back to South Lake Tahoe.

The Crook County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday that Lea and her younger sister have not checked in with their parents since Sunday.
The age of the younger sister wasn’t immediately available.

18-year-old Melissa Lea (left) and her younger sister, both of Lake Tahoe, are missing after attending the Symbiosis festival in Oregon. (Crook County, Oregon Sheriff's Department)

18-year-old Melissa Lea (left) and her younger sister, both of Lake Tahoe, are missing after attending the Symbiosis festival in Oregon. (Crook County, Oregon Sheriff’s Department)

Deputies say Lea used her debit card at the 35,000-person Symbiosis festival in the Ochoco National Forest near Prineville on Tuesday.

Their parents contacted authorities after not hearing from their daughters for several days.

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Eclipse Watchers Stuck In Nightmare Traffic Returning From Oregon

CONCORD (KPIX-5) — A group of De La Salle High School students and teachers that went up to Oregon for the total solar eclipse ultimately got stuck due to the traffic nightmare that followed the event.

They were ultimately forced to stay in Klamath Falls and sleep on the ground and weren’t able to come back until Tuesday.

Some of the teachers even missed their kids’ first day of school.

On Tuesday, the bus pulled up to De La Salle High School marking the end of a long journey.

For the 38 students on the road trip, the eclipse did not disappoint.

De La Salle High School senior Cooper Tomkovicz said, “It’s hard to say what it meant to me …but it was, like, probably one of the best experiences of my life.”

After a year of planning, the group found itself in a campground in Maupin, Oregon.

On Monday morning, Mother Nature put on her show. De La Salle High School senior Dawson Diaz was the group’s official photographer and had practiced for weeks to capture these images.

Diaz said, “That one minute and 20 seconds that we got…I probably spent the majority of it working on my camera but the few seconds that I did get to look at it, it was incredible.”

But if the total eclipse was brief, the journey home was another matter.

The roads were so clogged with traffic that time began to stand still.

De La Salle High School senior Joseph Keane said, “We kept checking, like, how long? And it kept saying 9 hours, 9 hours, even though it was like 3 hours after the first time.”

And the problem worsened.

The group’s bus driver was not allowed to drive for more than 12 hours straight without rest so they pulled over and slept on the floor of a hall at the Oregon Institute of Technology near the California border.

Diaz said, “Still in Oregon?! Still in Oregon…we didn’t leave Oregon till late this morning.”

Finally, the group arrived home at about 3 p.m. The long trip made them miss a day of school, but it will be one more thing to remember about this adventure of a lifetime.

Diaz said, “It turned out to be a way longer ordeal than I ever could have expected, but I never would have wished it could have gone any other way.”

Watch Ozzy Osbourne Perform ‘Bark at the Moon’ During Solar Eclipse

VIDEO: Watch Ozzy’s performance here

 
By Hayden Wright

(RADIO.COM) – While Bonnie Tyler was performing “Total Eclipse of the Heart” on a cruise ship with DNCE, Ozzy Osbourne descended on Illinois to perform at a spot where citizens experienced the longest duration of totality. His song of choice for the momentous occasion? “Bark at the Moon,” of course.

The gig took place at Moonstock Festival in Carterville, IL, the state’s southernmost corner where fans gathered to watch the Prince of Darkness in near-total darkness. The set began in broad daylight and throughout Ozzy’s performance, the sunlight waned and crowds experienced the path of totality firsthand. Osbourne’s set lasted through the entirety of the eclipse—and, as Loudwire notes, couldn’t have been timed more perfectly.

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