Four cancer survivors, including one from Dallas, have been chosen to board a tricked-out military version of a popular passenger jet for the wildest ride of their lives — a series of steep climbs followed by plunges so abrupt that they’ll be temporarily weightless, all in the name of science.
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Amelia Boynton Robinson, who led voting drives and ran for Congress as a civil rights activist in Alabama, and whose severe beating by police during the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” confrontation at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., shocked the nation, died Aug. 26 at a hospital in Montgomery, Ala. She was 104.
For many children, the start of a new school year can be very stressful, especially if they’ve been victims of bullying in the past. Mayo Clinic Children’s Center psychologist Dr. Bridget Biggs says parents and caregivers should know the warning signs. “If your child is reluctant to go to school, stressed after spending time online or avoids social situations, he or she may be being bullied.” Dr. Biggs points out that the consequences of bullying can be serious. Victims are at increased risk of depression, anxiety, sleep problems, self-harm, poor grades and, in rare cases, suicide.
Fishing for kids
Somewhere amid the chaos of wedding planning, a couple may find themselves imagining how much easier it would be to drop everything and head down to the courthouse to say “I do.”
SEATTLE — There’s a Coke machine on Capitol Hill with a history that’s just as mysterious as what’s inside.
The Sherman Art League’s annual Fine Art Show and Sale is scheduled for Sept. 17 through 19, coinciding with the annual Sherman Autumn Arts Festival. The show will be held in the Sherman Municipal Ballroom, located directly east of the Sherman Bearcat football stadium on Rusk Street.
On her final flight, the Spirit of America did not go down easily.
Kick up your heels, tickle those taste buds, enjoy some classic movies and cars, and chat with the critters this weekend with a variety of events in Grayson and Fannin Counties.
Veterans whose behavior got them kicked out of the military have dramatically higher rates of homelessness than those who left under normal circumstances, according to a new study by researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs.