Bill Laitner Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 31, 2018 As new calendars abound — of seascapes, sports stars, Labrador retrievers and lighthouses — here’s a striking entry sold only from a house with a red door near Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak. It’s chock-full of handsome people with smiling faces, yet it has a chilling message. It runs the clock through 2019, and 2020 too, against a deadly disease, one that will cut short the months to live of many of those pictured — almost surely including the two young women who grew up in that house with the red door. Still, this calendar has hope for them, and inspiration for the rest of us. Its 24 months show striking photos of 12 people with the lung disease cystic fibrosis, as well as 12 additional glossies of scientists from across the country, a batch of experts who — as in the title of the calendar — are bringing a cure or at least life-saving treatments.. … [Read more...] about Courage plus science is formula for photos in new calendar
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Erin Jensen USA TODAY Published 7:54 AM EDT Oct 17, 2018 Well isn't this just "kick you in the crotch, spit on your neck fantastic"? Courteney Cox, who embodied the neat freak, yet "breezy" Monica Geller for ten seasons on "Friends," says she would love to reunite with her co-stars, but predicts it'll never happen. “People ask us all the time, ‘Will we ever do a remake?’ " Cox, 54, told People Magazine at an event in New York Monday. "That was a story about these group of people that are friends in their 30s who are finding themselves. I don’t know if there’s a way to redo it.” Pretty please, with a moist maker on top? “I just don’t see it happening," Cox reiterated to the outlet. "Even though I would do anything to be in a room with all of those people acting and having a great time. But I don’t see it happening.” The former "Cougar Town" star isn't the only "Friends" cast member to address the … [Read more...] about ‘Friends’ forever! Courteney Cox would ‘do anything’ to act with cast
Luke Nozicka Des Moines Register Published 2:13 p.m. UTC Aug 21, 2018 © Copyright 2018, Des Moines Register and Tribune Co. BROOKLYN, Ia. — Mollie Tibbetts' face has been seen across the country, her bright smile flashing on national news. She has been painted as the quintessential Iowa girl; an archetype, as her father puts it. Those following the story of her disappearance have seen her posing in her senior pictures and nestled with her high school sweetheart, beaming at a University of Iowa football game. Those in her small hometown of Brooklyn in central Iowa appreciate the widespread attention to her disappearance. They, too, consider her an all-American young woman. But they know Tibbetts as much more than the two-dimensional posters seen on TV. In interviews with the Des Moines Register, Tibbetts' family, friends, teachers, coaches and co-workers recount stories of the cheery, sometimes silly and occasionally stubborn … [Read more...] about She’s nurturing. She’s a Harry Potter fan. We all know Mollie Tibbetts’ face, but her friends and family say she’s so much more.
opinion Jon Webb Evansville Courier & Press Published 4:42 p.m. UTC Aug 16, 2018 Katie Strange did exactly what she was supposed to do. Like millions of Americans, she listened to the droning mantra of parents and teachers and went to college. She earned her bachelor’s degree and then, while getting married and having kids, busted her backside to obtain her Masters. Her reward? Thousands of dollars in debt. “I’ll pay $500 a month until I die,” she told me. “And all to become a social worker to help others.” If it makes her feel better, she’s far from alone. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, student loan debt has tripled over the last 10 years. It stands at more than $1.5 trillion in total. And that number’s only going to swell. Thousands of students swarmed college campuses in Evansville and around Indiana this week to start a new school year. They’ll go to parties and meet new friends. And four years … [Read more...] about Student debt is crushing this country. New USI, UE students should prepare
Ashley Bryan felt grateful to be back on Little Cranberry Island. He had spent a few days in the steamy city for the opening of his new exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art, and made the journey back across the cool water to his island home just as soon as possible. He loved meeting people in Portland, he said, but there’s no place he’s more comfortable than on Little Cranberry, where he has lived year-round for 31 years, since his retirement in 1987 from Dartmouth College. Now 95, he first came to Islesford – the village on Little Cranberry – in 1946 while attending the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. IF YOU GO WHAT: ‘Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryan’ WHERE: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square WHEN: On view through Nov. 25; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. HOW MUCH: $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 students, free 21 and younger, free 4 to 8 p.m. … [Read more...] about With a new exhibition at age 95, artist Ashley Bryan continues to ‘just do my work’