“Tina, what do you want to be when you grow up?” asked my third-grade teacher. I remember the scenario clearly. It was early in the school year and my teacher asked me and my 8-year-old classmates what we wished to be in the future. There was a chorus of “doctor,” “veterinarian,” “police officer” and one student shouted “millionaire!” When it was my turn, I puffed up my chest and proudly stated, “I want to be a writer.” Fast forward nine years later and my goal has roughly stayed the same. In fact, here I am today, working for the newspaper. It’s temporary and I’m just an intern more or less, but I consider it to be one of my greatest achievements. But how did I get here? It’s kind of a long story…
Tuned In: PBS plays ringmaster for a history of ‘The Circus’
PBS’s “American Experience” goes beyond “The Greatest Showman” to get at the real history of the circus in America.
Two arrested after Dormont drug bust nets more than $220,000 worth of cocaine, meth
The state AG’s office charged Ivan Organista-Gomez, 41, and Fabiola Romero-Dorantes, 33, with criminal conspiracy and other offenses.
PERU: Government Signs US$ 200 Million Exploration Contracts With Anadarko
The Peruvian government has signed three oil exploration and exploitation contracts evaluated at US$ 200 million. The contracts involve the state-owned oil company PeruPetro and the U.
Foster Grandparent Program mentors children, enriches seniors lives
The Southeast Missouri Foster Grandparent Program is recruiting volunteers 55 and over and organizations/schools to serve as volunteer sites in Scott, Mississippi and Butler Counties.
National Fund Will Help Bail Defendants Out of Jail
NEW YORK (AP) — A national effort is launching to help low-income defendants get out of jail by bailing them out as their criminal cases progress through the courts The Bail Project grew out of a successful 10-year campaign in the Bronx to pay bail for needy cases, led by attorney Robin Steinberg of the Bronx Defenders, a legal assistance nonprofit. She said the decade of data from that effort showed that 95 percent of the people who were bailed out using donated money returned to court for every appearance, and that when people could get out of jail, the majority were ultimately not convicted of a crime. The project will continue in the Bronx, and will launch in January in Tulsa and St. Louis. It will grow to include 40 cities using…
SMI Culture & Travel Group says SMI Holdings and the Purchaser entered into agreement
11:10am EDT July 24 (Reuters) – SMI Culture & Travel Group Holdings Ltd ::Smi Holdings and Smi Culture Investment Holdings Limited entered into agreement.Smi Holdings has agreed to sell sale share and sale loan for a total consideration of RMB150 million. Click here to read the full article. Click here to submit story ideas.
Surprise council denies Mattamy plan downtown by 4-3 vote
Richard Smith Independent Newsmedia A majority of negative opinions from public commentary and a lengthy presentation by Mayor Sharon Wolcott in opposition to the Mattamy Homes project at Surprise Civic…
Flyers introduce odd-looking mascot, soak in the comments
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard. The character's debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including "Good luck sleeping tonight, Flyers fans" and comparisons to ZZ Top and the Muppets. Twitter users created memes with Gritty taking the place of horror-movie villains and splicing his head onto other disturbing images.
Advice on what to do and not to do about newborn fawns
Fawning season for white-tailed deer has begun in Delaware, with the majority of fawns being born