Working as a veterinary technician involves far more than the fun stuff like cuddling puppies and kittens. Most of Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Veterinary Technology Program Director Dr. Ruthie Buist’s
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From swindler to squatter? Ex-jeweler Anthony Simpson attracts ire again
As he gets ready to trade freedom for a federal prison cell, former Lake Park jeweler Anthony Simpson just can’t get people to leave him alone.
even in a tiny Bay Area garden [East Bay Times]
Jun. 19–If you have limited space, want to have manageable fruit trees or want to try something cool in the garden, try espalier. Espalier is the art of growing fruit trees — usually apples or pears — by training the branches to grow horizontally along cordons, much like those used
How to Read the Newspaper
I used to be a newspaper editor, a cog in the wheel of the dreaded “mainstream media.” I’ve written for the New York and Washington newspapers, and even — angels and ministers of grace defend us! — Politico. And the checks go both ways: I am a paid-up subscriber to the New York Times. Call me an enemy of the people. Here’s a little secret for you: The news ain’t fake. (Mostly ...
Roscoe mom pleads guilty to having sex with son’s 12-year-old friend
By Jim HagertyReporterROCKFORD - A Roscoe woman, on Wednesday, pleaded guilty to having sex with a 12-year-old boy.Gina M. Colwell, 41, pleaded guilty to a single count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a charge she faced in a four-cou
Sikeston woman charged with arson
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston woman has been arrested and charged for allegedly setting her own business on fire. Monica Mays, 50, is charged with first degree arson through Scott County Court, according to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Assistant Chief Jim McMillen...
Fall River Wonders: How did cotton cloth get made in Fall River's historic mills?
FALL RIVER – Reader Ronald Bernardo wrote in to “Fall River Wonders” to say he remembers seeing bales of cotton being offloaded from
You can now purchase the log cabins from Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground for $20,000
The popular "log cabins" at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground and Resort are now for sale. Earlier this year, Disney updated a loop of their cabins located at...
Federal employees struggle as shutdown continues
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Better than CATS playing keyboards
ALL OF US ARE PROBABLY GUILTY, AT ONE time or another, of using the internet as a way to mentally decompress after a stressful day. Some of us rely on it more than others. But as much as I love frisky felines and charismatic canines, there are only so many videos I can watch of cats playing keyboards or French bulldogs riding skateboards, with or without sunglasses. Through luck, chance, serendipity — and some fortunate web surfing— I've found some YouTube video series that are more feast than junk food for the brain and soul. They're enormously entertaining and — dare I say it — also educational at times. Some take you behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Opera or show people practicing for Broadway musicals; others share what music your favorite musicians…