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  • “Forever Doo Wop” and “Forever Motor City” in Las Vegas transports audiences

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    Debbie Hall, AXS Contributor
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:17 pm
    The Riviera Hotel and Casino has been part of the Las Vegas Strip for over 55 years and it is a perfect location for two shows that celebrate American’s roots, “Forever Doo Wop” and “Forever...
  • It's Time for Climate Change “Alarmists” to Embrace the Name

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    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Slate - Aug. 30 (Opinion) - Slate Magazine (blog)It's Time for Climate Change “Alarmists” to Embrace the NameSlate Magazine (blog)The climate change alarmism community has made some strategic mistakes by incessantly focusing on the science and expecting grand changes. In my view, to make any sort of real progress, we've instead got to embrace our humanity—and yes, that means ...and more »NewsTrust Rating: 3.9 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • "The average story about the Ice Bucket Challenge was much more heavily promoted by Facebook’s..."

    CyberJournalist.net
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    “The average story about the Ice Bucket Challenge was much more heavily promoted by Facebook’s algorithms (a factor of 8x) than the average story about Ferguson.” - Self segregation on social-networks and the implications for the ferguson MO story - Ethan Zuckerman.  (via algopop)
  • I was raped at Oxford University. Police pressured me into dropping charges

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    Maria Marcello
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    The criminal justice system, not women's drinking, is to blame for low conviction rates. 'Drapery/Dirty Bedsheets, Phil Wanardi. All rights reserved.Former judge Mary Jane Mowat’s recent comments about rape convictions are outrageous. (“Rape conviction statistics will not improve until women stop getting so drunk”, she said this week.) To me however, they are also personal.In the first term of my second year at Oxford, I was raped while passed out in my bed. Yes, my unconsciousness was due to alcohol.Desperate to learn how to play poker, I had invited some friends over to…
  • Will Aug 31st school safety deadline fizzle out in confusion?

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    Arpana H S
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Aug 31st was the deadline for schools to install CCTVs and put other safety measures in place. The Education Department had issued their own set of guidelines. What are schools doing?
 
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  • It's Time for Climate Change “Alarmists” to Embrace the Name

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Slate - Aug. 30 (Opinion) - Slate Magazine (blog)It's Time for Climate Change “Alarmists” to Embrace the NameSlate Magazine (blog)The climate change alarmism community has made some strategic mistakes by incessantly focusing on the science and expecting grand changes. In my view, to make any sort of real progress, we've instead got to embrace our humanity—and yes, that means ...and more »NewsTrust Rating: 3.9 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • Obama Urges Calm in Face of Crises in Ukraine and Syria

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    New York Times - By Peter Baker - Aug. 29 (News) - WASHINGTON — President Obama confronted a pair of volatile international crises with restraint on Thursday as he said he was not close to authorizing airstrikes against Islamic extremists in Syria and played down the latest escalation of Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine.NewsTrust Rating: 4.5 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • The 6 Strangest Libertarian Ideas

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    AlterNet - By Richard Eskow - Aug. 29 (Opinion) - Few movements in the United States today harbor stranger political ideas than the self-proclaimed libertarians. The Rand Paul school of libertarianism is at least as far outside the mainstream on the right as, say, a rather doctrinaire old-school form of Marxism/Leninism is on the left. The difference is this: The mainstream media isn’t telling us that we’re in the middle of a “Marxist/Leninist moment.”NewsTrust Rating: 4.5 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It       …
  • Mr. Putin Tests the West in Ukraine

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    New York Times - By The Editorial Board - Aug. 29 (Editorial) - The evidence has been mounting for some time, but there is no longer any doubt: Russian troops are in Ukraine, not as volunteers, as the rebel commander in Donetsk would have the world believe, but in units equipped with mobile artillery and heavy military equipment.NewsTrust Rating: 4.0 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • Jesse Benton, Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager, To Resign Amid Bribery Scandal

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Huffington Post - By Andrew Hart - Aug. 29 (News Report) - As Paul's political director in 2012, Benton has been tied to the scandal that saw thousands of dollars exchanged for political endorsements prior to the 2012 presidential caucuses. On Wednesday, former Iowa state Senator Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty to charges in connection to receiving under-the-table payments for switching his backing from U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) to Paul. Sorenson then lied to investigators about the payments, according to the Department of Justice. Sorenson's guilty plea was accompanied by two…
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  • "The average story about the Ice Bucket Challenge was much more heavily promoted by Facebook’s..."

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    “The average story about the Ice Bucket Challenge was much more heavily promoted by Facebook’s algorithms (a factor of 8x) than the average story about Ferguson.” - Self segregation on social-networks and the implications for the ferguson MO story - Ethan Zuckerman.  (via algopop)
  • thisistheverge: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual...

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    thisistheverge: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality In the wake of Facebook’s purchase of Oculus VR, can this revolutionary technology triumph anew?
  • paleymediacouncil: Quote of the Day: Animal Politico Founder...

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    paleymediacouncil: Quote of the Day: Animal Politico Founder and President Daniel Eilemberg crushes the myth of objectivity in journalism at the Media Council last year. Full video of the Next Big Thing in Hispanic Media can be viewed here. 
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    26 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
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  • fastcompany: As Stephen Colbert or any great satirist will tell...

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    fastcompany: As Stephen Colbert or any great satirist will tell you, a key to satire is to always stay in character. In The Onion’s case, that “character” is an absurd, alternative world invented to comment on the real one. Every aspect of the fake world has to ring true for the trick to work. That includes the visuals. When nothing you publish is real, every single image has to be made from scratch. “We want to make sure that we’re making our Onion-world fully realized and very real,” says Ben Berkley, managing editor of The Onion. It’s all in service of the joke. Read…
 
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  • I was raped at Oxford University. Police pressured me into dropping charges

    Maria Marcello
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    The criminal justice system, not women's drinking, is to blame for low conviction rates. 'Drapery/Dirty Bedsheets, Phil Wanardi. All rights reserved.Former judge Mary Jane Mowat’s recent comments about rape convictions are outrageous. (“Rape conviction statistics will not improve until women stop getting so drunk”, she said this week.) To me however, they are also personal.In the first term of my second year at Oxford, I was raped while passed out in my bed. Yes, my unconsciousness was due to alcohol.Desperate to learn how to play poker, I had invited some friends over to…
  • 'Hasbara': an exercise in the impossible

    Tanzil Chowdhury
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Israel has constructed a systematic policy of propaganda, 'hasbara', that depends on its citizens - the extension and 'mouthpiece' of the state - to act as its voice. But this rationalisation of Israeli policy rests on shaky foundations. Israeli warplanes pound Gaza. Demotix/Mahmoud Essa. All rights reserved.“The explanation” is a calculated translation of the Hebrew term ‘hasbara’, that describes the systematic policy of propaganda that bleeds throughout Israeli society. To rationalise its every action and inaction, even its citizens, when travelling abroad, are encouraged…
  • On the statues and flags of the capitals of these isles

    Adam Ramsay
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    The seven national capital cities of the geological British and Irish archipelago project very different images of their idologies through their public art... There's a grove of trees on the pavement by the river, young enough that they feel almost like undergrowth but tall enough you don't get caught in their lower branches. Leading a path into them, after dark, is a wiggling and intermittent line of green lights, glowing up from the ground. At first, I thought that this, alone, was the memorial. If it had been, it would have been beautiful in itself. But no. Half way in, ghosts start to…
  • Space for democracy

    Robert Francis
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    When corporations smother buildings with their messages, it's advertising. When citizens do it, it's vandalism. Why? sticker: wikimediaAlong with may other activists, I was recently involved in mobilising for the People's Assembly 'No More Austerity' march in London. And whilst I tried to put up stickers and posters in my area, I was confronted with something, that has become pervasive all around us: Private Property! Many people discouraged me from the beginning. I was made aware that it was illegal. When I was seen fixing a sticker on a ticket machine, one of my relatives was severely…
  • Still stateless, still suffering: It’s time for European leaders to take action

    Chris Nash
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Life without a nationality means life in limbo. Statelessness is man-made phenomenon which afflicts millions across the globe. It demands international attention, says Chris Nash. Have you ever wondered what it feels like to have no nationality, or for that matter, how people can end up becoming stateless in the first place? Later this month the European Network on Statelessness (ENS), a civil society alliance with 53 member organisations in over 30 countries, will publish testimonies from stateless people across Europe. These will support a campaign calling on governments to improve the way…
 
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  • FAQ on the UN Human Rights Council Resolution (2014) on Sri Lanka

    Chandra Jayaratne
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Image courtesy Rights Now A UN investigation into allegations of violations of human rights in Sri Lanka is about to commence. As an aid to public discussion, Friday Forum sets out below information to help the general public understand the legal basis, origin, nature and scope of this inquiry. 1. What is the Human Rights Council? The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the main inter-governmental body within the United Nations that is responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide. Under the UN Charter (which is like the Constitution of the UN), promoting and…
  • Issues of Truth and Accountability: A Private Sector Perspective

    Chandra Jayaratne
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Photo by Udhara de Silva The “Third Narrative” reviewed at the Colloquium presents an alternative narrative, of the events of the last stages of the war, and has been developed as a response to the UNHRC resolution of 2014. This is in the wake of the purported conflicting and contradictory accounts of the last stages of the war in Sri Lanka. These varying accounts have come from the Defense Authorities/ Army and the Government of Sri Lanka, I-NGO’s, University Teachers for Human Rights, Academics, Documentaries, Film Clips and Publications by Individuals, ex-Soldiers and Combatants,…
  • Colombo Development: A Highway to… a Very Hot Place?

    Abdul Halik Azeez
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Photo by the author The causes of global climate change are myriad, and not all of them are within our control, but driving down the brand spanking new airport highway the other day, I began to wonder if we’re really even trying to begin with. So, are we in the middle of the monsoon or what? Just a couple of weeks ago, and uncharacteristically on time, that seemed the case. But it didn’t last, and now we’re back to a string of classic Colombo scorchers. Last year it was different. I remember most of 2013 was quite cool, except for a month or so of intense heat. Rain poured down…
  • Disappearances and the struggle for truth and justice

    Ruki
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Photo courtesy Human Rights Solidarity 30th August is the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Tens of thousands have disappeared in Sri Lanka in last few decades[1]. On this day, families of disappearances in Sri Lanka will gather in Vavuniya in the North, to once again publicly appeal to find their loved ones, at least know the truth of what happened to them, and hold those accountable to justice. From the day their loved ones had disappeared, family members have been physically going to various military camps, complaining to the Police, National Human Rights…
  • Colombo International Film Festival: Six Days That Would Change Your World

    Vangeesa Sumanasekara
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    It is possible that one may find my title to be exaggerated: this is not the first time that we are hearing the words ‘international film festival’ in a Sri Lankan context. Over the years, we have had many events of this nature where films made by non-Sri Lankans were shown together. True, those words may have been used before for some of those, no doubt important, efforts to bring in those cinephiles and other art enthusiasts together to appreciate the art of cinema. I insist, however, that this is indeed unprecedented, both in quality and in quantity. An international film festival…
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  • PM Narendra Modi launches 'Jan Dhan Yojana'

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched today his mammoth pet project, the Jan Dhan Yojana or the People's Wealth scheme. This scheme promises a bank account for every Indian household.
  • Nostalgia: Memories of Cricket in Agra, 1953

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Agra is only about 140 km from Gwalior where I grew up. Although I visited the place atleast twice later, yet my first visit took place when I was in my teens and had just about entered college. The college cricket team was visiting Agra in December 1953 for a few matches to be played with teams of various colleges there.
  • Interview with a Darjeeling guitarist who won 'The Great Indian Guitar Solo Contest'

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    The curly haired boy from Kalimpong in Darjeeling, Sharad Dipesh Diyali loves to strum the guitar whenever he gets time to lay his soft fingers on those strings. Once he gets the guitar in his hand, it goes on for hours. It is an ordeal sometimes to separate him from his guitar. He hates to divorce with his first love, guitar. It brings him to mood, where the guitar acts as a mood enhancer. It is his love and passion for the guitar, along with the hard work and dedicated hours, which helped him win the 'The Great Indian Guitar Solo Contest'.
  • How to get de-addicted from videogame addiction

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    We all have that one friend or colleague who collects all versions of a particular game and is obsessed with it. Worse you are that friend! All of us had our periods of addiction when we simply couldn't stop ourselves from playing our favourite game every 15 minutes. Be it be motor car racing or the fruit slashing ninja on our mobile phones. This addiction has no age bar as it affects people from all age groups.
  • Kabaddi Fans react to the ongoing success of Pro Kabaddi League

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    In a nation, where cricket rules the roost, it is the Pro Kabaddi League, which has been the talk of the town. But Kabaddi players such as Manjit Chillar, Jasmer Singh, Navneet Gautam, Rakesh Kumar are taking Indian household by storm with their performances.
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    Coastsider News & Letters

  • Film Society screens 3 Silent Chaplin comedies with live music

    Joe@armadillosoft.com
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Fri. Aug. 29, 7:30 pm          Coastside Senior Housing/Senior Coastsiders 925 Main Street, Half Moon Bay  $8.00 adults, $4.00 children Time for another Silent Film Festival sponsored by the Coastside Film Society. This year’s program features the comedic genius of the great Charlie Chaplin with live piano accompaniment by Shauna Pickett-Gordon. These are all madcap films that the whole family will love, especially because we screen them with live musical accompaniment. Once again we have asked Montara’s own Shauna Pickett-Gordon to write a score for our…
  • A student show curated by a student, Saturday

    Joe@armadillosoft.com
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Join us this Saturday for a new show at the Darin Boville Gallery—photographs by three local graduating high school students curated by Nicole Collins, also a Half Moon Bay High School student. Nicole, and the photographers she selected, are on their way to college but before they go we’re holding a show of their work. The informal opening will run 12:00 to 4:00, Saturday, August 9, and we’ll have light refreshments. The student works will be for sale at very reasonable prices—the gallery will donate mat board and matting and framing services and all of the proceeds will go to the…
  • Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay Raises $1,340 at Relay for Life Half Moon Bay

    Joe@armadillosoft.com
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    The Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay sponsored a team at this year’s Relay for Life Half Moon Bay on August 2-3 to support the American Cancer Society’s cancer research efforts. Led by Rotarian Liz Schuck, the team reached well over its $1,000 goal with over $1,340 raised to date.  Members walked the track, participated in the opening and luminaria ceremony, and hosted visitors in the Rotary Club hospitality tent.  Intrepid Liz camped at Hatch Elementary School overnight with other teams for the 24-hour event.  As usual, it was a cool Half Moon Bay August weekend, but what a…
  • Friday is film night in HMB: Demolishing culture in modern China

    Joe@armadillosoft.com
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Missing Home is a documentary that explores the affects of modernization on the people of China- specifically its effects on the culture & lives of people living in Hutongs, Beijing’s ancient sprawling alleys. Feature: MISSING HOME - the Last Days of Beijing Hutongs Fri, Aug 1st at 7:30 Coastside Senior Housing/Senior Coastsiders facility 925 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA Admission: $5 Hutongs, which date to the Yuan Dynasty (1206-1341), have long been regarded as the heart and soul of Beijing. They are chock-a-block with family homes and crammed with countless small shops and…
  • Letter: This weekend’s Relay for Life lights the way for HMB Rotary in August

    Joe@armadillosoft.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Rotary club members are supporting the American Cancer Society in its drive to fund cancer research, raise awareness, and save lives with a team in the Half Moon Bay’s Relay for Life 24-hour event on August 2-3, 2014 at Hatch Elementary School in Half Moon Bay. The Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay is currently expanding its membership and fundraising efforts to support its local signature cause – RotaCare, the free medical clinic for the uninsured in Half Moon Bay and the surrounding Coastside communities.  The July 31st program is a lunchtime barbecue, Brews & Shoes, in the Outback…
 
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  • Lebanon Homeowners Provide Some Great Tips On How To Care For Your Lawn During Autumn

    30 Aug 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Autumn is considered the best time for you to examine your lawns for signs of summer wear-and-tear, and treat whenever necessary. During this time of the year, any treatment has an excellent time to take effect before temperatures will fall and growth will stop.Different Lawn Care TreatmentsAeratingAerating your lawns will allow better movement and water in the root zone. Be reminded that a well-aerated lawn will manage better in periods of waterlogging or drought. For an average lawn, it would be sufficient that you aerate every 2-3 years. You must concentrate on areas that receive the most…
  • Joan Rivers Next Gig Heaven Say Prayers and Jokes for Joan

    30 Aug 2014 | 6:01 pm
    http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com/2014/08/joan-river-would-prefer-gig-in-heaven.html  Joan Rivers Next Gig Heaven Humor Life Force  -- say a pray or tell a joke for Joan Rivers...  Joan Rivers Next Gig Heaven? Say Prayers or Jokes  I think Joan would prefer some good earthy joke but prayers of course always welcome..... Joan Rivers Next Gig Heaven Humor Life Force Tale of 2 Parodies  part 2   ps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh9TedhfthE
  • Is forcible kissing by women OK?

    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Kissing in Japan by men is more often than not done abruptly and forcibly. This form of kissing is called “Muri-chu”, non-consensual and forcible kissing. In the case of Ms. Seiko Hashimoto(49), Japan Skating Federation chairman, LDP Upper House member and a former skater, she was maybe, just maybe merely following the men’s tradition when she "Muri-chued "good looking young skater Mr. Daisuke Takahashi (28 ) after party of SOCHI Olympics. Although this is clearly an act of sexual harassment, but Mr. Takahashi told the media that it was neither sexual harassment nor power harassment. He…
  • This Coach transforms the lives of young men : New Avalon Coach-TYREE SPINNER AND HIS BOYS[The Youn

    30 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    New Avalon Coach-TYREE SPINNER AND HIS  BOYS[The Young Black Knights,TEAM] make a HUGE Statement on Friday night 8/29/2014 at Potomac Schools in VA,winning 33-0 in their first "season opener". In the pictures are some transfer students from Thomas S. Wootton High School...including D1 College commited player, #4 Defense Corner Back,Senior Grant Ibeh, Senior Bryan Castillo #7(Safety) and #1 (WR)Junior Trevon Diggs[UMD #1 Football (W.R) Stefon Diggs's younger brother] D1 College Coaches are scouting these young players,already. See Pictures....Left (Coach Spinner's Dad, Senior #4 Grant Ibeh…
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    30 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
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  • Bad sports, good sports: Tampa Bay manager doesn’t really understand instant replay

    Alan Spoll
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Most of the big sports now have some degree of instant replay being used in an effort to get more calls correct. In order to avoid endless games, the big sports have implemented a challenge system, where coaches can officially question calls and ask for a review. I see this as great progress in sports, as I hate to see games turn on incorrect rulings. Some of the rules about how the challenges can be used, though, make me wonder if the goal is really to get things right or if it’s just to appease the fans a little bit. A good example of this happened in the game between the Tampa Bay Rays…
  • The Emperor decrees an end to the phrase “at the end of the day”

    Chris Matarazzo
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    I have been declared Emperor of the World. Let us not waste time explaining why or how; let’s all simply accept the fact that we are better off, as a result; hence, my next decree: Emperor’s Decree No. 12PM: National Public Radio is a good news source; it is a fine explorer of American culture, but it has created its own little inbred linguistic world full of phrases and speech patterns that the Emperor can stand no more. We just realized that a large portion of our linguistic decrees have come from NPR, over the span of this column, which is usually written after a car ride into the…
  • Instant gratification and youth sports

    Scott Warnock
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Once us humans reach a certain age, a gene activates that triggers an unwavering belief that our generation is vastly superior to the one currently coming to bloom. With unflinching righteousness, we believe that back in our day, things were more character-forming. All schools were farther away from all homes. There were weird places that were always uphill. Roads were bumpier. Things weighed more. Life was tougher. One thing we adults now like to lord over our video game-playing progeny is that they are, without a doubt, we say, the instant gratification generation. “You have no…
  • Top ten answers to the question “How hot is it?”

    Bob Sullivan
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    10. “It’s so hot, my tongue got a sunburn telling somebody how hot it was.” 9. “It’s so hot, Optimus Prime decided to transform into an air conditioner.” 8. “It’s so hot, I have a brand on my stomach shaped like a seat belt.” 7. “It’s so hot, Hillary Clinton has been semi-campaigning in her pantsuit…without the pants.” 6. “It’s so hot, Donald Sterling attended an NAACP meeting just for the chilly reception.” 5. “It’s so hot, this morning I saw a bum with a sign that read ‘Will Work For Shade’.” 4. “It’s so hot, I saw a fire hydrant chasing…
  • Lisa reads FaceOff, edited by David Baldacci

    Lisa Hura
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Now, this is a book that had me hooked from the very first pitch! Ever wonder who would win in a fight if the most popular thriller characters were paired against their most worthy opponents? Would you bet on Lee Child’s Jack Reacher or Joseph Finder’s Nick Heller, or even Dennis Lehane’s Patrick Kenzie over Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch Oh yeah! If you love your detectives the way I do, I know that you have daydreamed about pairing them up. FaceOff is less about these characters fighting it out, it’s more about them teaming up and working together. And that is worth…
 
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  • Bike Tour of Belmont-Cragin and Hermosa

    Chicagotalks
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The adjacent communities of Hermosa and Belmont-Cragin are on Chicago’s Northwest side. Their boundaries are all rail lines and the railroads, commercial and commuter. The boundaries made these communities what they are today. Hermosa is Chicago Community Area #20 and is located 6 miles northwest of The Loop.  First settled in modern history by Scottish […]
  • The Chicago Department of Public Health Is In The Process of Developing An STD Locator App

    Cara Ball
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Chicagoans may soon be able to locate STD testing centers and free condoms right from their smartphones. The Chicago Department of Public Health in partnership with Microsoft, is in the process of developing an app for Apple, Android and Windows users, members of the department’s board learned Wednesday, August 20 at their monthly meeting. The […]
  • The Department of Public Health’s Brave New World

    John Knowles
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    The Chicago Department of Public Health has an array of new tools to fight public health maladies. Using social media sites, online search tools and smart phone applications, the department now has the ability to directly interact with the public as it provides services ranging from food borne illness prevention to free condom distribution. The […]
  • Chicago Student March on CPS Headquarters

    John Knowles
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    With signs emblazoned with slogans like “Our Bodies Will Not Be Enslaved” and “Education Not Incarceration,” approximately 30 high school students, all members of the Chicago Students Union, gathered across from Daley Plaza to voice their dissatisfaction with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Board of Education and the widening funding gap between city high schools. […]
  • A Solution To Street Violence

    Cara Ball
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Hardly a week goes by without a march against gun violence, but the mother of 19-year-old Kevin Ambrose who was shot and killed outside of a Chicago train station last year, doesn’t believe marching will change things in her city. It’s a cultural issue, Ebony Ambrose said, and the culture has to change from within the […]
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  • Woman Critically Injured In Crash Into Signs

    30 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    LEHIGH ACRES, FL. -- A 2006 Mercury Villager was traveling westbound on SR- 82 west of Jaguar Blvd. and traveled off the road onto the north shoulder Saturday at 3:15 p.m.. The driver Karen A. Luh, 55 of Lehigh Acres attempted to correct her steering and over corrected, entered back onto westbound SR 82 and lost control.The mini-van traveled off the roadway onto the north shoulder. The front struck two warning signs on the shoulder, entered grass and rotated counterclockwise and then overturned several times on the north shoulder.It came to final rest in the area of the trees upright facing…
  • Don't Fall For This 'Jury Duty' Scam

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    An old scam, commonly known as the Jury Duty Scam, has been recirculating around Florida recently and has already defrauded consumers of thousands of dollars. Any caller asking for personal information should automatically be a red flag as potential fraud. Follow these tips to avoid becoming a victim.How The Scam WorksConsumers receive a phone call from an individual identifying themselves as an officer of the court. The "officer" says that an arrest warrant has been issued for failure to appear for jury duty. They state that in order to resolve the issue, information for "verification…
  • Jane Velez-Mitchell And Sen. Dwight Bullard Fight Monkey Breeders

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Secret Company Plans Giant Monkey Breeding Plant In Rural Hendry CountyLABELLE, FL. --  Despite warnings from environmentalists, State Senator Dwight Bullard and TV host Jane Velez-Mitchell, Hendry County officials seem unable or unwilling to question the safety of a breeding facility for 3,200 Macaque monkeys at a site in Hendry County just blocks east of homes in Lehigh Acres.A mystery company with no publicly listed phone number, address or names of company representatives has gained governmental permissions to build a breeding facility in western Hendry county, just feet from the Lee…
  • Free Classes For Pre-Diabetics

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    LABELLE, FL. -- Several months ago, celebrity chef Paula Deen admitted that she’d been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. Almost immediately, search volume for the word “diabetes” on Google jumped 60 percent. A few weeks later, “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin announced that he’d been diagnosed with “pre-diabetes” — meaning he was likely to get the disease unless he changed his eating and exercise habits. It often takes a celebrity to raise the public’s awareness about an issue.While these “endorsements” are welcome, it’s going to take far more than an occasional…
  • Man Dies After Crashing Into School Bus

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:35 pm
    FORT MYERS, FL. -- A 68-year old Fort Myers man died of injuries this afternoon after crashing into a school bus occupied with 32 high school students.Robert H. Frost, in a 2003 Toyota Highlander, hit the rear of the bus while the bus was stopped on US41 near Fork Road at 1:53 p.m. Thursday.Eight students were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The bus driver, Victoria G. Strickland, 54 Cape Coral, Florida had minor injuries.A third car, stopped ahead of the bus was involved but the driver and passenger had no injuries.
 
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  • Top 5 Reasons Social Work is Failing

    Deona Hooper
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Airing live on CSPAN, Dr. Steve Perry gave a searing speech on the “The Role of Social Workers” at the Clark Atlanta University Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and principal of a Connecticut school which only accepts first generation, low income, and minority students. Dr. Perry received his Masters of Social Work degree... Continue Reading » The article Top 5 Reasons Social Work is Failing written by Deona Hooper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Consciousness Raising: It’s Time Has Come Again

    Alice Fisher
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Like many women my age, I participated in the feminist consciousness raising movement of the sixties. It was a powerful vehicle for exploring our innermost feelings about being women, mothers, daughters, wives, and our role in society. For many of us it was the first time we confronted the issue of misogyny (or even knew... Continue Reading » The article Consciousness Raising: It’s Time Has Come Again written by Alice Fisher appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Why Starting School Later Is a Social Work Issue

    Stacy Simera
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    On Aug 25th the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a highly publicized position statement recommending middle and high schools start after 8:30am.  Adopting later school start times is an effective way to increase adolescent sleep and thus improve adolescent health and safety – primarily because of a later shift in sleep cycle that occurs during... Continue Reading » The article Why Starting School Later Is a Social Work Issue written by Stacy Simera appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Letter to the Editor: A Social Worker’s Thoughts on the Killing of Michael Brown

    Social Work Helper
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    This is a Letter to the Editor that I received from a member of the social work community. Although I disagree with the opinion and facts of this reader, I believe this Letter to the Editor provides a perfect example of how conservatives and non-minorities conduct their analysis of the events in #Ferguson. I will... Continue Reading » The article Letter to the Editor: A Social Worker’s Thoughts on the Killing of Michael Brown written by Social Work Helper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Social Work Appears Absent in #Ferguson Global Conversation

    Deona Hooper
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    As Editor-in-Chief of Social Work Helper, I recently published an article entitled A Grand Response from Social Work is Needed in Ferguson written by Dr. Charles Lewis who is the President of the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy. Due to my coverage on the shooting of Mike Brown and the police response in... Continue Reading » The article Social Work Appears Absent in #Ferguson Global Conversation written by Deona Hooper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
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