By Dennis McCarthy | PUBLISHED: March 2, 2019 at 10:21 am | UPDATED: March 2, 2019 at 10:21 am It’s pushing midnight and Bazooka Joe is showing no signs of calling it a night. It’s his 100th birthday party and the World War II veteran is out on the dance floor in his Khaki uniform with his Silver Star pinned on his chest, swing dancing to Steve Waddington & the Retro-Rockin’ All-Stars. Every red naugahyde upholstered booth and barstool in Barone’s Famous Italian Restaurant in Sherman Oaks is taken by Joe’s friends, and in a minute, owner Tom Monteleone will have his birthday cake carried out onto the dance floor to a chorus of Happy Birthday. It’s like John Wayne just walked in the room. Everybody grabs their smart phones to get a picture of Joe cutting the cake because no one’s going to believe them in the morning when they call their friends to tell them what they did last night. “So let me get this straight. You were at … [Read more...] about This Valley guy just turned 100, but the Silver Star on his chest never gets old
Just turned 21
Antonia Noori Farzan, The Washington Post Published 5:28 am PST, Monday, February 25, 2019 Craig Coley, who spent 39 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, talks with reporters Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Coley says it was the "worst nightmare" and even nearly $2 million in state compensation can't make up for his lost time. less Craig Coley, who spent 39 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, talks with reporters Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Coley says it was the "worst nightmare" and even nearly $2 million in ... more Photo: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press Photo: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Craig Coley, who spent 39 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, talks … [Read more...] about He just won $21 million after 39 years wrongly locked up. He has one cop to thank for freeing him.
Ethan May Indianapolis Star Published 7:32 p.m. UTC Aug 20, 2018 While binge drinking rates previously peaked in young adults when they reached the legal drinking age of 21, a new survey analyzed by researchers at IUPUI shows these rates continued to increase in 10 Indiana counties. According to a news release from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, this trend matches other nationwide statistics that show young adults are binge drinking more often past their 21st birthday. Binge drinking, defined in the study as “a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration to 0.08 grams percent or above,” is the most deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. OWI sentencing: Former DJ Zachary Babb sentenced to probation for wrong-way crashPurdue University walkout: Comedian Andy Gross performed controversial act before The findings were based on responses from … [Read more...] about Binge drinking rates continue to increase after turning 21, IUPUI survey finds
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print LATROBE, Pa. — One of the standout rookies in Pittsburgh Steelers training camp never had any intentions of playing football. Heck, Olasunkanmi Adeniyi didn’t know the game existed when he was growing up in Nigeria. It wasn’t until Adeniyi’s family immigrated to the United States 10 years ago that he discovered the game. And that only happened because the former University of Toledo standout’s penchant for American fast food prematurely ended his soccer career. “I didn’t know anything about football,” Adeniyi said Tuesday afternoon. “Football was soccer to me. I played soccer. Unfortunately, I got fat because I saw McDonald’s and I saw Domino’s. I got fat to where I couldn’t play soccer anymore.” Adeniyi isn’t fat anymore. He’s a chiseled 6-foot-1, 248-pound outside linebacker who has been turning heads during the first two weeks of … [Read more...] about Toledo product Ola Adeniyi turning heads at Steelers camp
Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press Updated 1:17 pm CDT, Friday, August 3, 2018 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana started a modest expansion of the foster care program last month, paying for students to finish high school, rather than immediately cutting off aid when a child turns 18. Now, state officials want to find a way to care for all foster children until they turn 21. The sticking point is the financing. Lawmakers came up with $1 million in the current budget year to continue paying for foster children to reach high school graduation or age 21, whichever happens first. Financing for the proposal sponsored by Republican Sen. Ryan Gatti was a surprise, initially seeming like a long-shot amid difficult tax negotiations to stave off deep cuts across state government. But lawmakers included the limited foster care expansion in the tax deal they struck. That money coupled with $2.9 million in federal financing to cover the expansion costs. Paying for housing, … [Read more...] about Louisiana trying to extend foster care program until age 21