This isn’t the first time baseball umpire Jim Joyce has been in the news. Two years ago, a famously blown call that cost Detroit’s Armando Galarraga a perfect game put him in the headlines. This week, however, he’s better known as the hero who saved the life of a woman with a heart problem.
Talk about a good deed being punished. This summer, Angela Prattis has been handing out daily free lunches to about 60 kids in her Chester, PA neighborhood. These meals are the same ones they would be getting if their school was in session. Now she faces a fine of $600 a day for doing so because she doesn’t have a variance to serve food in a residential neighborhood.
Mars is in the news these days thanks to the Curiosity rover which recently landed on the red planet. The goal of the six-wheeled robot is to find signs of life on Mars, and NASA also hopes that its 23 month mission will increase public awareness of the space program.
But will it rekindle interest in sending a manned mission to Mars?
If you happen to know how to Dougie, you really should pass the skill on to others. In fact, the lyrics of the Cali Swag District song ‘Teach Me How To Dougie,’ which helped launch the dance craze of the same name, practically demand that you do.
So US Gymnast McKayla Maroney was just more or less following directions when she demonstrated the Dougie to ‘Today‘ correspondent Jenna Bush.
We’ve all forgotten what day of the week it is at one time or another. Sometimes a Wednesday just feels like a Thursday. But since part of our job isn’t to announce to thousands of viewers what day it is, such confusion is no biggie.
While receiving a formal education is the recommended path to success in the United States, plenty of people have made comfortable lives for themselves by relying on the skills they were able to acquire outside a classroom setting.
So does this mean “street smarts” are as important as “book smarts?”
Residents of Toad Suck, Arkansas have long had to explain their unusual town name. At least now they can add to the explanation that they have been recognized as having the “most unfortunate” town name in America.
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