Sturgis, Team Laughing Dog ready to Race Across America
Sturgis is the grandfather of local 8-year-old Henry Sturgis, who has Cystinosis and for whom the organization 24 Hours for Hank is named. Six years ago To prepare for the rigors of the round-the-clock ride, where the four riders hope to average ...
June 19, 2015
Pennington, Freitag cook up 'Diner Revival'
Once they're given the thumbs-up, the tipsters must find a way to get owners off the clock or out of town for 24 to 36 hours as Pennington and Freitag swoop in to work their magic. As to be expected, remodeling a restaurant in a What often comes to ...
May 21, 2015
Women veterans honored in ceremony
Speaking about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Tindall said she wants people to know more about the veterans than simply seeing their names on the wall. "They should also know something about the people because they were more ...
May 25, 2015
Man making retreat a reality for troubled vets
He walked through 38 states and went to as many media outlets as possible to get his story out there — a story of the loss of his grandfather, a WWII veteran, in 1980 after a battle with PTSD from the war and then the loss of a “battle buddy” in the ...
May 22, 2015
The Shape of Things to Come
To our left was an open kitchen with tables and benches, a vintage Faema espresso machine, and a wall of books that included “100 Superlative Rolex Watches” and a study of Joe Colombo, the designer best known for his round-cornered Kartell storage ...
February 16, 2015
Avalon Waterways plans two new ships for 2016
The hallmark of the design is a large number of extra-wide cabins with floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows that slide open wide to create a balcony-like feel. Dubbed Panorama Suites, the cabins are 200 square feet in size -- larger than the cabins ...
March 29, 2015
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June 11, 2015
, will be Sandpoint 70-year-old Dave Sturgis, who will have a little extra motivation as he helps Team Laughing Dog pedal its way nonstop to Annapolis, Md. Sturgis is the grandfather of local 8-year-old Henry Sturgis, who has Cystinosis and for... Six years ago, grandpa made a promise to Hank that he has every intention of keeping. “When Henry was 2 years old, I made a commitment to do everything I could to help him,” said Sturgis, who has been a crew member on two previous RAAM adventures before deciding to ride for the first time. Sturgis will join locals Arlene Cook and Kirk Johnson, and California resident Bob Robinson, 71, in the fifth iteration of Team Laughing Dog, which will once again be riding for 24 Hours for Hank, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for... Continued from Page 1. Sturgis has set a goal of raising more than $150,000 to contribute to research, which will help offset the cancellation of 24 Hours of Schweitzer, the annual winter Cystinosis fundraiser. Good friend Mel Dick, who along with Brandon Peterson will co-crew chief the ride, was a driving force in getting Sturgis to tackle the challenge. ’ He said ‘you’re going to have to ride,’ ” recalled Sturgis, who says a cure for Hank is getting closer. To prepare for the rigors of the round-the-clock ride, where the four riders hope to average somewhere around 400.
"We were meeting customers, and they were literally saying, 'It's OK with us, we've told Gus to raise the prices,' " says Amanda Freitag, a diner owner herself who co-hosts Revival with home-improvement veteran Ty Pennington ( Extreme Makeover:... A celebrity chef who has competed on The Next Iron Chef and judged Chopped , Freitag also manages the recently revamped '40s-era Empire Diner in Chelsea, where she sits at a corner booth with Pennington one bright, buzzing afternoon this week. Like other culinary face lifts seen on Restaurant Makeover and Restaurant Impossible , the neighborhood hangouts in Revival 's six-episode season are hampered with dilapidated décor and stale menus, and rely on "diner insiders" — co-workers,... Once they're given the thumbs-up, the tipsters must find a way to get owners off the clock or out of town for 24 to 36 hours as Pennington and Freitag swoop in to work their magic. Sometimes "we'll start renovations and you pull a wall back and you find a door that goes to a speakeasy or the barber shop next door," Pennington says.
When Mary Tindall and two other nurses were told that two of them had to go to Vietnam, she volunteered. That was back in 1969. It was before she met her husband John while serving, before 40 percent of the patients at the hospital in Vietnam died and before her own son eventually entered the military. Sunday, Tindall stood in front of a crowd of about 75 to share her experience for the 23. She told the story of Sharon Lane, the first woman to die of hostile fire in Vietnam, and she recognized many other women whose services went unrecognized... Another Vietnam veteran, James Angelini, read a poem he wrote dedicated to his friend who died next to him during their service. The service included a flag ceremony and a 21-gun salute. A scholarship was given to two JROTC members from the Vietnam Veterans Association. A wreath was also presented for each branch of the military, including a wreath for the South Vietnamese Army. "We appreciate the U. S. Armed Forces for our freedom and our people's freedom," said Hung Lee, a Vietnam veteran who served for the South Vietnamese Army. Zelma Greegor has attended the service since her husband was buried in the Memory Gardens in 2008. Greegor sat on her walker with a large flag in hand next to her husband's grave before the ceremony started.
Grandfather put fake bomb outside job centre because his benefits were cut
William Harkin, 54, was jailed for two years for making the device with an analogue clock, wires, and tape, which he left outside offices in Middleton, Greater Manchester. He then phoned police pretending to be a concerned passer-by – a day after the ...
October 12, 2014
Six Flags Fiesta Texas Refuses Wounded Veteran Ride On Roller Coaster
A wounded veteran was reportedly not allowed on a roller coaster ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas with his 14-year-old daughter. The event brought him to tears. Sgt. Stephen Jackel, a Purple Heart recipient, lost both of his legs in Afghanistan in 2011.
March 19, 2014
My Grandfather and the Incredible, Life-Altering Power of Mercy Granted
On the second day of July in 1941, my great grandfather was shot to death a few hours before ... "Night policeman Claude DuBose was shot to death here about 10 o'clock last night when he entered a Negro establishment on Main Street to arrest a Negress ...
January 30, 2013
Zero-gravity roller coaster inspired by NASA
Inspired by the "Vomit Comet" that NASA uses to train astronauts, a California-based design firm is working on a roller coaster that would allow passengers to experience weightless for up to eight seconds. Such a roller coaster would be the first of its ...
February 9, 2012
Stick with summertime! Children would exercise more if clocks didn't go back in winter
Obese children in the UK would find it easier to lose weight if we didn't put the clocks back at the end of October, say researchers. The study, that concluded children are most physically active on longer days, adds evidence in favour of a Daylight Saving ...
November 9, 2011
Leeds 2 Bristol Rovers 1: It's bye-bye Jermaine Beckford as Simon Grayson plans to keep it up
It was like trying to extinguish a fire with words. Of course they were going on the pitch. After the season Leeds United have just had? After the decade Leeds United have just had? After the relegations, administration, litigation and humiliation, the ...
May 10, 2010
Broder: Running out the (grandfather) clock
There's never really all that much you have to say about a Broder column, just as there's never really any way to say it without being told in the comments that you should just stop talking about Broder. But the fact is, we're still stuck with him as a ...
September 16, 2007