Lucy Alessi reached a life milestone this summer — and she just turned 10 on Wednesday. The Clarence Center Elementary School fifth-grader and swimmer published her first book, a 47-page look into her yearlong effort to improve her times and forge new friendships on a pair of Western New York swim teams. "BRB I Need to go to Swim Practice: A girl's guide to competition, confidence and fun through swimming," spent a few hours in recent weeks atop the new swimming releases list and in the swimming category on Amazon, which sells more than 2,000 books on the topic. She hopes that success will serve as a springboard to two other goals: one day appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and swimming on the U.S. Olympic Team. Meanwhile her father, Derek — owner of Alessi Fitness in Clarence, and author of three health and fitness books — has helped Lucy set up a website, lucyswimwear.com, where she sells her debut work for $9.95. Why write a book? "I just thought, 'OK, I’m … [Read more...] about Advice from 10-year-old swimmer’s first book? Practice. Pay Attention. Be friendly.
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Janet Mcconnaughey, Associated Press Updated 12:16 am CDT, Friday, July 13, 2018 Now Playing: Endangered whooping cranes released into Louisiana’s wilds have had their best hatching season so far, with five chicks foraging in crawfish ponds. They are part of generations of work to bring back the birds, which barely escaped extinction. (July 13) Media: Associated Press JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, La. (AP) — In a southwest Louisiana crawfish pond, two endangered whooping crane chicks peck about for crawfish, insects, plants and other food. They're only 2 months old, but they dwarf the full-grown great egrets nearby. Their tall white parents bugle alarm at an ATV and people across the pond, and all four cranes move farther away. Across the state in New Orleans, a downy captive-bred brown chick scampers after a keeper whose white costume looks like a Halloween ghost. She bends over and uses a crane puppet-head to pick up an insect and pass it to the … [Read more...] about Louisiana’s whooping crane comeback: 5 chicks this year
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Gallery: Ooltewah family fights to find cure for 5-year-old boy GLOVES UP FOR GRAYSON When: Doors open at 6 p.m., and boxing starts at 7 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Chattanooga Convention CenterCost: Adult tickets are $20, age 18 and under are $10More info: graysonsladder.org/glovesup A rainbow-colored racetrack snakes across the Ledbetters' hardwood floor, scattered with toy automobiles, in their home in Ooltewah. It's early May, and 5-year-old Grayson and his brother, Cooper, 9, just retired from playing in the backyard to test various members of their fleet, which consists of a palm-sized white Jeep, a red truck and a yellow tractor- trailer with beaming eyes for a windshield. The boys drop everything when they hear the garage door open. "Daddy's here!" Grayson exclaims, sprinting to the door. Josh Ledbetter, an account executive at a software company in Chattanooga, walks in and reaches out for a hug, but Grayson turns away, playing hard to get. "I always joke that Josh is the … [Read more...] about Ooltewah family fights to find cure for 5-year-old boy [photos]
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