Lexie Priessman is back where she never wants to be, but always seems to end up: in an operating room. She is undergoing yet another surgery.The wear and tear of her nearly lifelong companion — the sport of gymnastics — has again forced her athletic but battered body to pause for repair. This time it is her right shoulder that needs fixing.This is the afternoon of Wednesday, June 6, 2018.Lexie is 21 years old, an All-American LSU gymnast, and this is her ninth injury-related surgery. Ninth.Lexie knows pain well. Their relationship has been long and intense. Pain has challenged her. It has altered her path and pushed her to grow. It has also stolen from her: stolen away the glorious ending of her childhood vision ... stolen precious chunks of her college days, too.Pain has never been able to overpower her grip on the greatest of human freedoms, though. It has never gained control of Lexie’s freedom to choose.She chooses to embrace positives rather than dwell on … [Read more...] about How LSU’s Lexie Priessman relies on passion, persistence to get through pains of gymnastics career
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Editors USA TODAY Published 11:55 AM EST Dec 22, 2018 In 2018, the eyes of the nation were again fixed on President Donald Trump, whose second year in office was no less remarkable than his first. It was a year that saw the president open up trade wars, meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, spar with the press and defend hush money payments to women he allegedly had affairs with, all while new revelations and indictments poured out of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling. Policies and politics divided us. We found ourselves embroiled in a fierce immigration debate. Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ascended to the high court despite sexual assault allegations from Christine Blasey Ford. Nature humbled us. California burned as the Camp Fire became the most destructive in state history. Hurricane winds and floods battered the Carolinas. But other stories made us proud. Team USA brought home 23 Olympic … [Read more...] about 2018 news year in review: Stories across United States that moved us
It should be hard to tell it’s Christmas in Florida. There’s no snow. Most trees don’t change colors. People are still wearing flip-flops in December. But Floridians are so Christmas crazy, they go bonkers for lights and boat parades and even pay to ship in snow. Now that we are fully into the season, we have your guide the best light displays, the cutest meetups with Santa and the most dazzling illuminated neighborhoods and parades on land and sea. Some highlights: • We set sail. There are a dozen boat parades between now and Dec. 22 — yes, 12 — so Rudolph is going to need some water wings. You’ll see everything from simple strands of lights from stem to stern to scenes of Santa and the Abominable Snowman cage fighting while the elves look on. The creativity makes a boat parade a must-see. • We make our own snow. Sometimes it’s fake soapy “snowflakes” but sometimes it’s the real cold stuff like the 20 tons coming … [Read more...] about More than 100 things to do for the holidays in Tampa Bay
By David Whiting | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: September 20, 2018 at 4:17 pm | UPDATED: September 20, 2018 at 4:18 pm A historic photograph shows Vi Barrett, now of Fullerton, as she worked as a dispatcher in the Los Angeles office of the FBI in 1948. Barrett has been a ham radio operator for over 70 years with the call sign, W6CBA. She received her ham radio license on February 14, 1948. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) The Bencher electronic keyer that Vi Barrett of Fullerton, a ham radio operator for over 70 years, uses with her call sign, W6CBA, to send Morse code to people around the world, on Tuesday, September 15, 2018. She received her ham radio license on February 14, 1948, and worked as a dispatcher in the Los Angeles office of the FBI for over six years. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsVi Barrett of Fullerton, ham radio operator for over 70 years, has placed dots on … [Read more...] about One of FBI’s first female dispatchers continues to bust stereotypes from her Fullerton living room
By Chuck Barney | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group September 16, 2018 at 7:45 am A lot of time has passed since were we in the company of our favorite TV shows and memories can get fuzzy — especially when so many of us are drowning in small-screen programming. With that in mind, we’ve put together this refresher guide covering some of television’s more notable cliffhangers, story lines and cast changes. Also: A quick look at what these shows have in store: “The Good Doctor” (ABC) Where we left off: Shaun (Freddie Highmore) discovered that his mentor, Dr. Glassman (Richard Schiff), had a potentially fatal brain tumor. Also, Shaun made a near-fatal error during a surgery, a blunder that put him on thin ice at San Jose’s St. Bonaventure Hospital. What’s next: The Season 2 opener — written Highmore — picks up soon after the Season 1 finale. Glassman resigns as the hospital’s president and ambitious Dr. … [Read more...] about Fall TV: What’s next for our favorite shows?