Author: Christopher Neilson

After a two year battle with cancer, Peter Scolari died Friday.He was 66.According to DeadlineAnd VarietyScolari’s manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, Wright Entertainment confirmed Scolari’s death.Scolari’s career was launched after starring opposite Tom Hanks for two seasons on the ABC comedy “Bosom Buddies” from 1980-82. He was also the producer Michael Harris, on CBS’s comedy “Newhart” (1984-1990), in which he earned three Emmy nominations.He won an Emmy for his role as Tad Horvath, HBO’s series “Girls.”Scolari also appeared on Broadway, including “Hairspray,” “Sly Fox,” “Wicked,” “Magic/Bird,” and with Hanks in “Lucky Guy” in 2013.Tracy Shayne, his wife, and their four children, Nicholas,…

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BALTIMORE — What started as a small interaction in Baltimore has turned into inspiration for people around the world.Alyssia, a realtor, stopped by the Museum of Industry to have lunch between shows in Federal Hill Sunday.It’s where 19-year-old Asen Gyenyame was practicing a tough skateboard trick.“I probably sat there for a solid 20 minutes watching him continue to try,” said Essig. “I know the power of being told that someone believes in you, so I just thought I’m gonna hop out of the car real quick, give him a little love, and then be on my way.”And that’s what she…

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ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (WTVF) — A custodian at a Tennessee elementary school completed his childhood dream and published a book with a teacher who encouraged him to write again.”I met Ms. Deona. She is the co-writer for the book. And somehow, it was like we clicked. She’s my best friend. You know, she’s my best friend here.Lewis was just 18 when he started at the school. He didn’t know he would be the author of “Chronicles of the Nine Isles, The Lost Dragon and the Widow of Ellamar.”He said that he was in a dark place at the time.Lewis said…

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COLORADO SPRINGS (Colo.) — Colorado daycare owner was convicted of hiding 26 children in her basement two years ago. Parents claimed that some of the children had suffered trauma, including anxiety and sleeping difficulties.After Carla Faith’s August conviction of more than 20 misdemeanor child abuse charges, a judge sentenced her on ThursdayFaith was licensed to care only for six children at her Colorado Springs daycare, and only two were allowed to be younger than 2.After receiving reports that more children were being cared for at Mountain Play Place, police went to the location in November 2019. They found 25 children…

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A perennial grain crop is a type of grass that grows year after year. It can grow food that humans can eat, even if you didn’t know what it was. The challenges facing the agriculture industry are immense. It must feed a growing number of people, but this process can cause environmental damage to our planet. Scientists are applying new technology and innovation in order to find solutions.Kernza is basically a cousin to wheat. It is sweet and nutty. Its roots also store carbon in soil to prevent soil erosion and water runoff. Kernza is not like other annual grain…

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According to Maj. John Rigsbee, spokesperson for U.S. Central Command, a U.S. airstrike in Syria killed a senior leader from al-Qaida.According to the military, it used an MQ-9 plane to kill Abdul Hamid al-Matar in northwestern Syria on Friday.”The removal of this al-Qaida senior leader will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carry out global attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians,” Rigsbee said.Rigsbeee said that there was no evidence of civilians being killed in the attack.The strike was days after an attack on a U.S. military outpost in Syria. The attack did not result…

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ATLANTA, Ga. — It has been an unprecedented year for new voting laws. Some laws make it easier to vote, while others make it more difficult.Eliza Swerenbecker is the Brennan Center for Justice’s election rights and voting council. It’s a group that’s been looking at the changes closely.“That volume of voting restrictions is really unprecedented,” Sweren-Becker said. “Unfortunately, the states that are making it harder to vote tend to be states in which where it is already very hard to vote. And the states that are making it easier to vote, are states in which voting is already fairly accessible.”At…

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Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens have announced that they now offer Moderna COVID-19 booster injections.Walgreens and Walmart carry the Johnson & Johnson booster shot.All three retailers continue to offer boosters of Pfizer vaccine. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approved boosters from Moderna & Johnson. The booster shot for Pfizer had been approved by the CDC before.The CDC also allowed mixing and matching of booster vaccinations. Individuals 65 and older, people at high risk for severe diseases, or workers in high-risk environments are eligible to receive Moderna or Pfizer boosters.Johnson & Johnson boosters can be obtained by people who…

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NEW YORK (AP), U.S. health officials have now solved the mystery of how four people from different states contracted a severe tropical disease. None of them had traveled internationally.These people, who were from Texas, Kansas, Minnesota, Minnesota, and Georgia, may have been infected with an aromatherapy spray from India. Two of them, one child from Georgia, were killed.Friday’s announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the same bacteria in the aromatherapy spray that was found in the Georgia patient.According to the agency, it was testing to confirm that…

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer. This is according to court records, which were released Friday. According to a search warrant, the assistant director didn’t know that the prop gun was loaded in live rounds. Baldwin was informed by the warrant that Baldwin called it a “cold guns” before he handed it to him. Halyna Hutchins, cinematographer, was shot in the chest. Joel Souza, the director, was also injured. The NBC affiliateAlbuquerque reported…

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