Howard Eagle Op/Ed by Howard Eagle – Truly, one of the most alarming articles that I’ve seen in the local, daily newspaper in a very long time and nothing short of a thinly-veiled, white-collar crime; It is absolutely baffling that we haven’t picked up our pitchforks and headed to 131 West Broad Street, and to Albany. Bryant, Erica, “Socioeconomic integration grant founders, but hope remains for diverse schools” Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, October 27, 2018. The article discusses how a $1.2 million dollar grant received by the Rochester City School District (RCSD) from the New York State Education Department to attract suburban student to city schools yielded a whopping 10 preschoolers from Irondequoit to the School 50 pre-K program. As it relates to the mind-boggling, thoroughly illogical rationalizations reported by Bryant—aimed at so-called “socioeconomic integration,” which is actually coded-language for racial … [Read more...] about Chasing Pipe-Dreams and Dogs-That-Won’t-Hunt
Lemont veteran coach Bret Kooi said the linebackers are the strength of the defense, led by the sideline-to-sideline play of Campos. “Our linebackers are solid,” Kooi said. “If they stay healthy, I think they can be the best four that I’ve had since I’ve been here. We have some really good kids. Cade’s an unbelievable player. He’s a phenomenal downhill player. He received a lot of interest from [colleges] this summer. He’s so quick to the ball, just the way he squeezes on the ball.” Campos credits his work with speed training for lowering his 40 time. Before speed training, Campos said his fastest 40 time registered 4.72. “I’ve always been fast, but speed training really helped me a lot over the last year,” he said. … [Read more...] about Football: Dream Chaser – Lemont’s Cade Campos has sights set on D1 scholarship
KEARNEY — Photographer Ryan McGinnis admits he made a serious mistake May 29, 2008, by underestimating the risk while chasing a storm that spawned several Kearney tornadoes.He wanted to get in front of the supercell he’d followed from Lexington to Kearney, so he decided to drive under it on Interstate 80.“I could see the actual rain curtains circling around. You don’t want to be in that circle, but I was,” he said.Once in front of the tightly twisted bruise-colored cloud, McGinnis stopped at the Gibbon exit, took photos and watched the storm for several minutes. “I was very concerned because it had the appearance (like) … the whole thing was turning and was about ready to drop,” he said.McGinnis has been fascinated by storms since he watched a public TV program about storm chasers as a child. His plan to be a meteorologist faded in college, but not his dream to be a storm photographer, which he did full time for a few years.McGinnis … [Read more...] about As a child, this Kearney photographer watched storm chasers on TV. Now he hunts for storms, too.
“JOE BIDEN IN WINTER,” by Glenn Thrush – cover story of March/April issue of Politico Magazine, the second print edition: “Vice President Joe Biden and I were riding the Amtrak to Philly on a frigid February day. I had asked about 2016 and whether America was ready, at long last, to elect a guy with such a mouth. … At 71, he is in the second year of a second White House term, restless in his role as second fiddle to Barack Obama, especially now that he is once again being upstaged by Hillary Clinton … The tickled-alligator grin is still famously affixed to Biden’s face, but there’s a lot more going on behind those Ray-Bans these days. Joe Biden in winter is still basically a happy warrior, but the past couple years have been a struggle for both relevance and leverage—a fight largely hidden from public view, between the presidential dreams he can’t quite relinquish and the shrinking parameters of a job he described to me as … [Read more...] about STILL A HAPPY WARRIOR: Biden not giving up dream; thinks he’s ‘the most qualified’ for ’16 — LIVESTREAM, 8:30: Ted Cruz Playbook Breakfast — RALPH NADER is 80 — B’DAY: Eric Lesser, Chelsea Clinton
SpaceX and Orbital ATK will continue to provide unpiloted cargo delivery missions to the International Space Station under a new round of commercial contracts extending through 2024, NASA managers announced Thursday. But Sierra Nevada's winged "Dream Chaser" spacecraft will join the fleet, launching atop Atlas 5 rockets and robotically gliding to a runway landing like NASA's now-retired space shuttle. The Dream Chaser will allow researchers to gain access to biological samples and other materials returning from space within a few hours of touchdown, a high priority for station researchers. SpaceX's Dragon capsule, which currently splashes down in the Pacific Ocean southwest of Los Angles, will be upgraded to touch down on land as required under the new contract, officials said, offering equally speedy offloads of high-priority science cargo. Orbital ATK's Cygnus capsules are not designed to return through Earth's atmosphere and instead burn up during re-entry, carrying away unwanted … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Winged “Dream Chaser” joins space station cargo fleet