My Cousin Was My Hero. Until the Day He Tried to Kill Me. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature For years, I was drawn to his strength, his bravado, his violence. But then he forced me to come to terms with how that idea of masculinity poisoned his life — and mine. Credit Credit Photo illustration by Mike McQuade Supported by ByWil S. Hylton May 8, 2019 Three years ago, my cousin tried to kill me. When people ask why, I don’t know what to say. Usually I mumble that he didn’t have a reason. I say that he didn’t even think he had a reason. We had no argument that day or any other in 40 years. I say that we didn’t think of each other merely as cousins. We were best friends. We spoke for hours every week, often late at night, squinting through the portal of a video chat to exchange complaints about our lives and show off household projects. I say that we had been planning for … [Read more...] about My Cousin Was My Hero. Until the Day He Tried to Kill Me.
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More than 400,000 people in Dayton and throughout Montgomery County were initially impacted by a water outage last night, and many residents have questions. City leaders found the break early this morning and isolated the incident to a smaller affected area and treatment plants started pumping at full capacity, returning water to the impacted areas, officials said this morning. But the system won’t be working at top levels for several hours. Here’s what you need to know about the water outage and boil advisory. »BIZ BEAT: First Wayfair store to permanently open Friday with big discounts 1. Am I under the boil advisory? The boil advisory that initially impacted 400,000 people has been revised to a tighter geography. “Keep in mind that this is not a system-wide Montgomery County Boil Advisory. We have a very targeted area,” said Michael Colbert, Montgomery County administrator. A map affected can be found here. Call (937) 333-4905 if you’re … [Read more...] about Q&A: Everything you need to know about Dayton’s water outage
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In The dog days of 1966 were filled with riots, protests and a nation on edge. Not to mention a brutal heat wave. But in Greenwich Village, something new was happening. Little did members of Lovin’ Spoonful know that a few months after this photo was taken, their song would be a huge hit and that they — and New York — would be at the center of a brief pop rock moment. Credit David Gahr/Getty Images Supported by ByJulie Besonen Aug. 9, 2018 During the summer of 1966, a heat wave boiled New York City at the most brutal temperatures recorded since 1869, the year weather data began to be consistently collected. For 34 days it was 90 degrees or higher. The conflict in Vietnam was also heating up, with 382,010 men drafted into service that year, 151,019 more than the previous year. Opposition to the war as well as to chronic discrimination against blacks, … [Read more...] about How ‘Summer in the City’ Became the Soundtrack for Every City Summer
Jacy Marmaduke Fort Collins Coloradoan Published 12:00 p.m. UTC Aug 9, 2018 PIERCE — Nansi Crom falls asleep at night to the lullaby of coyotes howling on the edge of her home of 43 years. The stars gleam outside in this western Weld County town's unadulterated brand of rural darkness. Pierce’s recently elected mayor used to be the town bus driver. She knows her neighbors and her neighbors’ neighbors. Her home is a short walk from every business in the 1,200-person town and a short drive from the irrigated fields lining its outskirts. None of that has changed much since 1975, when Crom heard the call of small-town life and packed her things. But Pierce is no longer the home she once knew. The one-time farming community that blossomed beneath the watering can of Poudre River irrigation ditches is becoming a bedroom community. The farm where Crom used to buy cabbage for homemade sauerkraut is now a parking lot. A stream of cars flows down … [Read more...] about High and dry: Thornton water pipeline spells doubt for 2 Colorado towns
By Theresa Walker | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: October 6, 2017 at 9:00 am | UPDATED: October 6, 2017 at 12:23 pm It sounds crazy, but Todd Jones lucked out the Sunday afternoon his car caught fire on Bake Parkway. If it hadn’t broken down right at that spot, about a mile from the 405 freeway in Irvine, he would have lost not only his means of transportation, but his livelihood and the only place he has to sleep. Jones is homeless but drives for Uber and Lyft. If he didn’t get his disabled car moved, it would be impounded. Lucky for him that a police officer suggested having it towed to a business park across the street and not the one nearest to where his car died. Lucky again that there was someone — small business owners in the complex at Bake and Rockfield Boulevard — to watch over Jones. “They would have towed him out of there in an hour,” Elisabeth “Lis” Donaldson said of the alternative. She runs a medical … [Read more...] about A homeless man’s car breaks down, then strangers help to put his life back on track