Homer, N.Y. -- Two teen boys talked as they fed the pigs at Luke Park's farm. The evening was cool for early summer. They didn't talk about girls or cars or parents. That night, like most, they talked about the farm they dreamed of starting together. They'd call it "Frost and Smith Dairy." It was July 1, 2015. Zane Frost was 17. Alex Smith was 14. Smith was the little brother Frost didn't have. Both boys had farming roots, but no family farm. They became friends working for Park. In the summer and after school, they fed the animals and mucked the stalls. They helped cut and bale the hay. And they talked about their dream to have farm of their own soon. That day, after imagining their future, Smith's life was cut short. He was lifting a hay bale, using equipment he was too young to operate, when something went terribly wrong in Cortland County, according to police reports. The boy, not yet old enough to drive, was found by the farmer, underneath a skid steer, a machine similar to a … [Read more...] about A boy, 14, found life and then his death on the farm; does someone have to pay?
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SYRACUSE N.Y.--- The STAND Newspaper's ninth annual South Side Photo Walk welcomed 37 participants to Syracuse's South Side Saturday, July 28. The walk opened with photo lessons by Bob Gates and Kate Collins. Following the walk, participants were invited to share their favorite images. www.mysouthsidestand.com or contacting The Stand's Director Ashley Kang at [email protected] … [Read more...] about South Side Photo Walk documents rich life and culture in Syracuse (photos)
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Living For more than 40 years, Andr– Leon Talley has influenced fashion and culture. But it wasn't easy By TRE'VELL ANDERSON Los Angeles Times LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story June 01, 2018 04:00 AM Early the morning Edward Enninful was announced as the new editor-in-chief of British Vogue in April 2017, he received an email applauding his historic appointment as the first black man to lead such a prestigious fashion imprint. "Congratulations! You deserve it," it read, written by industry icon Andre Leon Talley. Enninful replied: "You paved the way." Those four words are what Talley calls his "proudest moment" in a career spanning nearly 45 years of reporting, editorializing and otherwise influencing the sartorial zeitgeist of generations past, present and still to come. After all, for so long he's been one of the only black voices in fashion with the kind of pull and sway that demands front row seats at the … [Read more...] about For more than 40 years, Andr– Leon Talley has influenced fashion and culture. But it wasn’t easy
Tonyaa Weathersbee USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Published 11:49 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 This distinction is as dubious as it is dangerous. Research by The Commonwealth Fund, a private health foundation, found Tennessee children weighing in as the fattest in the nation. Some 38 percent of children in the state are either overweight or obese, a higher percentage than the rest of the states and Washington D.C. The national average was 31 percent. That ranking comes as no surprise to people like Paul Evelyn Allen, a retired Shelby County Schools music teacher. In Memphis, 19 percent of high school students are classified as obese. She’s seen obesity not only eat away at her students’ health and their academic focus, but at their esteem. “One of my students was so large, she had to have a special outfit made (for a choral production),” Allen recalled. “We’re talking about a high school girl who was larger than a 4X. I literally ran out of … [Read more...] about Weathersbee: Poverty and culture are feeding children’s obesity here. What can schools do about it?