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Sunday, March 19th, 2017 09:13 am
Another day, another three things from my mainstream media feeds about "what went right".

Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller, dies aged 90 by ABC Australia (uncredited)

Ninety years is a good long time, and Chuck Berry filled them. He was one of the iconic musicians of his generation, and this obituary piece gives a history of the man and his influence.

Washed-up luggage leads emergency services to injured men in crashed helicopter by ABC Queensland (uncredited)

Two men whose helicopter crashed near Curtis Island in Queensland were rescued after their luggage started being washed up on beaches near Gladstone. Originally, rescue workers had been looking for a capsized boat, but after consulting with the family members of the men (discovered through tags on the luggage) they learned they were looking for a helicopter. The men are recovering in Rockhampton Base Hospital.

Laser trialled to frighten birds from Adelaide Hills vineyard by Lauren Waldhunter (ABC South Australia)

It's a late vintage this year in South Australia, and the biggest issue a lot of wineries have at this time of the year is hungry birds flocking to the vines to feast on the grapes. A winery in South Australia is attempting something new this year, using a green laser to send out a random series of light patterns across the vineyard and into the trees, in an effort to scare the birds away. No birds are harmed by the laser - the aim is just to scare them off.

So there's my three for the day. If you've found something in your news feeds about "what went right", why not share a link in the comments?