Last week, as soon as we learned that my mother and other Californians over the age of 65 could request a vaccine appointment, my husband registered online for her. When she received a link to make an appointment, I hopped onto the computer. It was late at night, but I knew waiting until morning was not an option. Signing up for swim reservations during the pandemic has trained me to act quickly and decisively, before the slots disappear before my eyes. … [Read more...] about Vulnerable and tired but feeling lighter
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In Grosse Ile, a suburb south of Detroit, 126 people bought more than 600 tickets for the Friday drawing but didn't win the jackpot. They hoped to win enough money to replace a publicly owned bridge on their island in the Detroit River that has been closed indefinitely for major repairs. The only other transportation option for the island's 10,000 residents is a privately owned toll bridge. … [Read more...] about Michigan Mega Millions Ticket Wins $1.05 Billion Jackpot
It was not immediately clear if the officer or any of the pedestrians involved in the reported street racing would be facing charges -- although video posted by a reporter for the Tacoma News Tribune appeared to show members of the crowd being led away in handcuffs. … [Read more...] about Tacoma police cruiser strikes pedestrians, videos show
“We’ve got to find our identity as a team,” Green said. “Sometimes we move the ball. Sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we defend. Sometimes we don’t. We’ve got to establish an identity and decide what kind of team we’re going to be. Are we going to be a ball-movement team or are we going to be an iso team? … [Read more...] about What happened to the beautiful ball movement that was a staple of the Warriors’ dynasty?
Louis Armstrong, whose photo at the foot of Giza pyramid and the Sphinx became very popular in the Middle East, pianists Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck, arranger Quincy Jones, drummer Charlie Persip, and clarinetist Benny Goodman, who became one of America’s most important cultural ambassadors. … [Read more...] about ‘Jazz Ambassadors’ Tells Story of American Diplomacy Through Music