The sign warned of thin ice, but Anthony Perez’s 12-year-old friend decided to venture out on the frozen pond anyway. Then Anthony, 11, saw the ice crack — and his buddy fall into the frigid waters below, according to the New York Daily News. The boy from Queens, N.Y., leaped into action. Anthony managed to save his friend, who had walked out around 50 feet from the shore Tuesday just before 4 p.m., ABC7 reported. But in the process of his rescue, Anthony got stuck in the cold waters himself. His friend ran to get help, according to NBC New York, and first responders rushed to the pond after receiving the 911 call. Wearing just shorts, T-shirts and no shoes, two firefighters dived into the cold waters underneath cracked ice looking for Anthony, ABC7 reported. Rescuers “were in about chest-deep water,” Deputy FDNY Chief George Healy told NBC New York. “They had to physically break through the ice.” They eventually found Anthony, who wasn’t … [Read more...] about An 11-year-old saw his friend fall through the ice and saved him. Then he got stuck.
President Donald Trump's vision of soldiers marching and tanks rolling down the boulevards of Washington is moving closer to reality in the Pentagon and White House, where officials say they have begun to plan a grand military parade later this year showcasing the might of America's armed forces. Trump has long mused publicly and privately about wanting such a parade, but a Jan. 18 meeting between Trump and top generals in the Pentagon's tank - a room reserved for top secret discussions - marked a tipping point, according to two officials briefed on the planning, the Washignton Post reported. Surrounded by the military's highest ranking officials, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford, Trump's seemingly abstract desire for a parade was suddenly heard as a presidential directive, the officials said. "The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France," said a military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because … [Read more...] about Your daily 6: President wants parade and televangelist says Jesus is like a flu shot
It's hard to explain just how sick I am of the rabid partisanship we've been seeing lately. It would be much easier to talk about the cold from hell that I've been dealing with (though it might not pass the breakfast test). And that's even taking into account all the pauses to catch my breath (don't ya love it when a cold settles in your lungs?). The latest annoyance (as of this writing) in this horrible movement is the release of the Republican memo on the Russia investigation, but not that of Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, and the president's insistence that it "totally vindicates" him and debunks the reasoning for the investigation. Now, though, four Republicans on the committee are distancing themselves from him on the memo, calling on the president not to interfere with Robert Mueller's investigation or use the memo as a basis for firings, and telling him he is not yet cleared. I hope they're prepared to be called RINOs and worse. Lord help anyone who has a … [Read more...] about BRENDA LOOPER: Part and partisan
The benefit of hindsight does us good sometimes. So we can look back on 11 years of Husker recruiting classes — 2007 through 2017 — and examine the best and worst of that era. The hits and the whiffs. Let’s take a tour through one Bill Callahan class, one Callahan/Bo Pelini class, six Pelini classes, one Pelini/Mike Riley class and two Riley classes. 2007 Big hit: A very strong class full of three-star gems like Prince Amukamara, Eric Hagg, Jared Crick and Roy Helu, all four of whom were crucial to NU’s 2009 and 2010 teams. Niles Paul was a high four-star who had a huge 2009 season. Missed the mark: Quarterback recruits Zac Lee and Patrick Witt weren’t the answer. Maybe that’s too harsh on Lee — who had some decent moments in 2009 — but Witt left after two seasons, and the coaches were constantly trying to put other guys in front of Lee during the time he was in the program. What might have been: Medical reasons ended the … [Read more...] about Biggest hits, worst misses and what might have been from Huskers’ last 11 recruiting classes
George Avalos / Bay Area News Group Jimmy Khuc, owner of Dr. Burrito in Sunnyvale's Moffett Park district, is a merchant concerned about the impact of the Google proposals for the area. Google’s vision for a new innovation district in northern Sunnyvale could trigger an expansion that would transform the Silicon Valley city, but some merchants fear that this tech-driven economic tide may capsize rather than lift their businesses. George Avalos / Bay Area News Group The Stop N Go market in Sunnyvale, whose owner is concerned about the impact that Google property purchases in the Moffett Park district is having on his business. Google’s vision for a new innovation district in northern Sunnyvale could trigger an expansion that would transform the Silicon Valley city, but some merchants fear that this tech-driven economic tide may capsize rather than lift their businesses. George Avalos / Bay Area News Group Boban Jose, owner of Stop N Go Market in Moffett Park Plaza, … [Read more...] about Google’s Sunnyvale plans unleash merchants’ worries and warnings