WHITESBORO — As an English teacher in Taiwan, Jessica Lin had been searching for a way to expand her English speaking skills. Forty minute online sessions quickly turned into hours of learning each day with English as a Second Language teacher Angel Fitzpatrick of Whitesboro. After two years of working together, the teacher and student developed a friendship that led to Lin booking a 10-day trip to the U.S. in late January.
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To many, having a child with a birth defect called microcephaly might seem to be the end of the world. And so it did, initially, for a family near Wichita, Kan., that experienced it — twice.
In response to recent infections and deaths from tainted medical scopes, U.S. lawmakers are wrestling with how to keep other dangerous devices from harming patients.
Joe Alaskey lived through his characters. “Even at 3 years old,” he once said, “I was always looking for a pair of sunglasses or people’s cigar butts to grab to do characters, and that led into me working on impressions, and that led into theater.”
Ask most people why they are afraid to try a triathlon, and you’ll get a common answer: the swimming.
Sleep is essential for a healthy heart. People who don’t sleep enough are at higher risk for heart disease. One study that examined data from 3,000 adults over age 45 found that those who slept fewer than six hours per night were about twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack as people who slept six to eight hours per night. Sleep deprivation is a growing problem, with 28 percent of adults now reporting that they get six or fewer hours of sleep per night.
CHICAGO — The six refugee women stood in line holding short, round flower vases, waiting to stuff foam inside and pour water over the top before filling them with greens and blooms.
We’ve all got or have had them — that comfortable, well-worn, perfectly fitted pair of boots or shoes. They’ve protected our feet through months, if not years, of hot pavement and frozen ground. Donning them is like hanging out with a longtime friend. So, what happens when they finally go that last mile?
With elementary students having limited opportunities to sing, Sherman High School Choir Director Anna Clarkson organized the first all-city choir for Sherman Independent School District fourth graders to give students the chance to explore their passion to perform on stage.
PACIFICA, Calif. — In an old shingled house on Beach Boulevard, salt water sprays the living room windows above the garage. Pam Raymond looks out to see 20-foot gray waves cannonading the underside of the town’s fishing pier. When a bigger one thumps a quarter-mile out, she can feel a faint rumble in her floorboards.