Larry Printz Tribune News Service Published 12:02 AM EDT Apr 4, 2019 When something is ubiquitous, can it be good? If you’re hungry, McDonald’s is cheap but not particularly good. Need new clothes? Kohl’s and J.C. Penney have piles of them, but they’re far from the height of fashion. On the other hand, if you buy a high-end Swiss watch, one that sets you back thousands of dollars, it will have 16 dials that make reading the time harder, and it will need costly regular servicing to maintain its accuracy. In contrast, a Timex, Swatch, Fossil or Armitron can have its battery changed by that teenager at the watch kiosk in the shopping mall. It’s not different when you purchase a car. What you want is a Lamborghini. Once you locate a dealer, you’ll find the cost of fuel, insurance and service, not to mention the cost of gold chains, put it out of reach. It’s so much simpler to own the redesigned 2020 Toyota Corolla, a compact sedan that will … [Read more...] about Review: 2020 Toyota Corolla embraces convenience of ubiquity
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Aaron Hernandez exchanged thousands of text messages from March 28 to June 9, 2013, while he was concealing his role in the murders of two men in Boston’s South End and the attempted homicide of a friend, Alexander Bradley, who was with him during that double killing.The texts show just how much Hernandez was spinning out of control. Fearful that he and his family were in danger, he had asked Patriots coach Bill Belichick just weeks earlier if he could be traded to a West Coast team, but that was rejected, according to his agent. Belichick asked a staffer to help Hernandez find a new place to live.Even as he confronts a vengeful nemesis in Bradley, Hernandez projects an upbeat attitude with teammates, friends and family. March 26 Hernandez needs surgery to repair a shoulder he injured in a game. The procedure, scheduled for the next day, will be performed by a surgeon who had operated on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s knee.Tom Brady to Hernandez: “Good luck! I hope … [Read more...] about Read the texts between Aaron Hernandez and Tom Brady, Alexander Bradley, Tim Tebow, Bill Belichick, Alex Guerrero
Allyson Chiu, The Washington Post Published 9:17 am PDT, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 The “Momo Challenge.” The “Momo Challenge.” Photo: St. John’s County Sheriff’s Office Facebook What is the fallout from bullying? These are the stories of bullying victims that have been in the news. What is the fallout from bullying? These are the stories of bullying victims that have been in the news. Photo: AP Photo/Ed Zurga This frame grab provided by WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wis., shows television anchorwoman Jennifer Livingston Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, during her broadcast responding to a viewer who wrote her an email criticizing her weight. Livingston says she thought nothing of the email. But she's angry that some children may not know to do the same when they're criticized, or worse, by bullies. (AP Photo/Courtesy … [Read more...] about The ‘Momo Challenge’: A sinister threat to young people or an urban myth?
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A weatherworn home in Huntington, W.Va., epitomizes the devastation brought to the area by drugs. “Hopelessness is the disease,” Huntington Mayor Steve Williams says. (Thomas Cordy / The Palm Beach Post) Florida cuts off oxy: Death, devastation follow by Pat BeallThe Palm Beach Post Hard-luck neighborhoods bordering Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital regularly send locals to the emergency room. As a medical student, Dr. Hansel Tookes had a pretty good idea of which ones were on the needle. “Here in Miami, we have a lot of career injection drug users,” said Tookes, now an assistant professor at the University of Miami. “People who have injected for 20 years.” They were older. They were poorer. They were the usual suspects for injection-drug illnesses: skin and heart infections, hepatitis C, HIV. Until, in late 2011, they suddenly weren’t. That year, Tookes and his colleagues started seeing a different kind of heroin user. … [Read more...] about Florida cuts off oxycodone: Death, devastation follow