WASHINGTON—Expressing their bewilderment that the former FBI director had chosen to focus on the incident in such detail, the U.S. populace was reportedly confused Friday after learning that James Comey had dedicated the entirety of his upcoming memoir, A Higher Calling, to an in-depth retelling of the Martha Stewart insider trading controversy. “I expected that the Martha Stewart thing might be briefly mentioned, but I’m more than halfway through the book and he’s still going on and on about it,” said Alyssa Cady, 34, echoing the sentiments of 323 million Americans who admitted to feeling perplexed that Comey had devoted over 300 pages to vividly recounting the prosecution of Stewart during his tenure as a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. “There’s this part in chapter six where he starts talking about his service to the country, and I thought, ‘Good, he’s finally going to bring up the 2016 election,’ but … [Read more...] about Nation Confused After James Comey Dedicates Entire Memoir To In-Depth Retelling Of Martha Stewart Insider Trading Controversy
President Franklin Roosevelt (center foreground) dedicates a marble temple on the banks of the Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C., on April 13, 1943, to the memory of Thomas Jefferson, citing as Jefferson’s noblest words: “I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of Man.” The president faces a throng on the steps of the memorial through the columns of which loomed Jefferson’s statue. (AP Photo/Robert Clover) … [Read more...] about Photos: Anniversary of dedication of the Jefferson Memorial in D.C.
The St. Tammany Parish School System has named its teachers and principals of the year for 2018-19. Teachers of the Year are Malinda Meyer of Folsom Elementary School, Lauren Bethancourt of Boyet Junior High in Slidell and Todd Tarifa of Northshore High in Slidell. Principals of the Year are Jeanine Barnes of Lyon Elementary in Covington, Mary Ann Cucchiara of Mandeville Junior High and Saudah Blackman-Stokes from Salmen High in Slidell. In a news release, schools Superintendent Trey Folse said, "These six outstanding educators are extremely dedicated and devote their energy, passion and creativity to help their students succeed. They are great examples of the difference teachers and school leaders make in our schools and community." Barnes also has been named a semi-finalist in the 2019 Louisiana Principal of the Year program held by the Louisiana Department of Education. She is among 24 principals selected to continue in the competition. Finalists will be announced in May. St. … [Read more...] about St. Tammany’s teachers, principals of the year ‘extremely dedicated’
A bronze statue of George Washington, which has been installed in front of the Hall County Courthouse, will be dedicated at 1 p.m. Friday.The statue portrays Washington seated on a bench, holding the U.S. Constitution. It was installed on Wednesday.The funds to buy and install the piece were raised by various Grand Island attorneys. A plaque containing information about the statue is near the entrance to the courthouse.Washington, known as the “Founder of Our Country,” was the president of the Constitutional Convention that drafted the U.S. Constitution in 1787. He was the first person to sign the Constitution. The Constitution, based on the premises that this country shall be based on the rule of law and that no person is above the law, is fundamental to every lawyer.The statue is meant to be a gift to the people of Hall County.“Purchasing and placing a statue on the public square symbolizes the community building efforts of Grand Island’s lawyers,” says … [Read more...] about Statue will be dedicated Friday
It would be an understatement to say that Ernestine Shepherd is in better condition than most people. The 81-year-old bodybuilder lives by the words "determined, dedicated and disciplined" to stay in the best health possible. Yes. You heard that right. Ernestine Shepherd works out every day. But this was not always the case. “Earlier in life, I really did not think too much about eating correctly nor exercising, but as time went on, my mind changed completely,” she says. One day she went out shopping with her sister, Mildred Blackwell. Shepherd tried on a swimsuit. She says she did not like how it fit her. She says both women realized they were out of shape. Blackwell suggested the sisters take a fitness class to lose weight and get in shape. So at age 56, alongside her sister, Shepherd started to exercise.She says her sister inspired her to do more than just exercise. “My sister was instrumental in getting me started to lift weights and to try to become a … [Read more...] about Determined, Dedicated and Disciplined to Be Fit