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St. Louis Ordinance Seeks To Pre-empt Missouri Abortion Laws

St. Louis Ordinance Seeks To Pre-empt Missouri Abortion Laws

A new ordinance in St. Louis prohibits discrimination based on "reproductive health decisions," an effort by the heavily Democratic city to pre-empt a slew of anti-abortion measures advancing through Missouri's Republican-controlled Legislature

$3.35M Settlement For Family Of Black Teen Killed By Officer

$3.35M Settlement For Family Of Black Teen Killed By Officer

Attorney say the relatives of an unarmed black 19-year-old man who was fatally shot by a police officer will receive $3.35 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in Wisconsin

Former House Speaker Predicts 'Obamacare' Won't Be Repealed

Former House Speaker Predicts 'Obamacare' Won't Be Repealed

Former House Speaker John Boehner, who oversaw a government shutdown aimed at taking money away from President Barack Obama's health care law, now says a full repeal and replace won't happen

Mitch McConnell Interrupted As Trump Protests Continue

Mitch McConnell Interrupted As Trump Protests Continue

Frustrated after three days of ticketed-only public appearances in Kentucky, two protesters interrupted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speech before a suit-and-tie crowd at a local chamber of commerce luncheon to demand that he speak with them

Giffords To Lawmakers: 'Have Some Courage' And Meet Voters

Giffords To Lawmakers: 'Have Some Courage' And Meet Voters

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is urging members of Congress to "have some courage" and face their constituents

Corn: a Savor the South® cookbook

Corn: a Savor the South® cookbook

Without corn, Tema Flanagan writes, the South would cease to taste like the South. Her treasury of fifty-one recipes demonstrates deliciously just how important the remarkable Zea mays is to southern culture and cuisine. Corn's recipes emphasize seasonality. High summer calls for fresh corn eaten on the cob or shaved into salads, sautes, and soups. When fall and winter come, it is time to make cornmeal biscuits, muffins, cobblers, and hotcakes, along with silky spoonbread and sausage-studded cornbread stuffing. And the heaviest hitters, cornbread and grits, are mainstays all year round.Flanagan also surveys corn's culinary history--its place in Native American culture, its traditional role on the southerner's table, and the new and exciting ways it is enjoyed in southern kitchens today. Appreciating how this oversized grass is capable of providing sustenance in an astonishing array of forms, Flanagan organizes the book to reflect corn's versatility. Sections feature corn in its full glory: fresh on and off the cob, dried and ground, nixtamalized (soaked in an alkaline solution and hulled to make hominy) and popped, and mashed and fermented. From Sweet Corn and Poblano Chowder to Southern Skillet Cornbread, from Fresh Corn Tortillas to Classic Cheese Grits, and from Molasses Caramel Corn with Candied Bacon, Peanuts, and Sesame to New Orleans Bourbon Milk Punch, the dishes range from classic southern to contemporary to globally influenced.

Lit Gloss: A Rose By Any Other Name

Lit Gloss: A Rose By Any Other Name

The Bard of Avon. England's National Poet. William Shakespeare. He occupies a very central position in English Literature. Well, he has a canon, and students are forced to read him. Ben Jonson referred to Shakespeare as, "Soul of the age, the applause, delight, the wonder of our stage." Every production of a Shakespeare play is a variation on which aspects of the story that the director and the various artists involved want to accentuate. Hopefully, people watching the plays have a similar level of engagement and walk away thinking about what those variations meant. They might wonder just why was Beatrice so opposed to marriage. One bad love affair seems like not enough reason. They might image that Shylock leaves Venice after the end of Merchant of Venice. They could try to decide if faking Juliet’s death was really the best plan? Actually, strike that one. It clearly was a bad plan. While not at Hamlet or Macbeth levels, things could have gone better. Instead they might like to think that Marguerite of Anjou and Joan of Arc hung out off stage in Henry VI Part I. It's fun to imagine what all the characters were doing off stage. Even the villains have reasons for being the way they are. They are, after all, the heroes of their own stories. This collection of short stories explores exactly those sorts of ideas (pursued by bears) in the margins of the plays. When Shakespeare started writing (sorry Baconites), he was called an "upstart crow" by Robert Greene, because he wasn't a university educated playwright. While Shakespeare himself asked, "What's in a name?" and wrote plays based on existing stories. That's means examining Shakespeare shouldn't be a rarefied act of Bardolatry, but something joyous. It's what the Bard of Avon would want.

The Bible Book Of Leviticus For Beginners: Book3 Of Old Testament

The Bible Book Of Leviticus For Beginners: Book3 Of Old Testament

Leviticus come from the word Levi which is the tribe of Levi. It is on this tribe that the entire responsibility of carrying out the Law fell. The entire set of rules and regulations which need to be followed are given in this book. It was written by Moses. It is also offers insights into offerings and priestly requirements.

One Teacher's Life

One Teacher's Life

One Teacher's Life is a fictional account of Brian Miller's life both in the classroom and out. It presents his ruminations on topics such as grading, interactions with administration and staff, intimacy issues with students, the joy of a successful lesson, lesson plans--not, the complexities of being a gay teacher, the difficulty of maintaining excellence in a proscribed environment, and much more. Ancillary elements include teacher evaluations, samples of literary exegesis, anecdotes, and reflections on life in more unfettered times. The book is not a manual or a guide. But all the various chapters, and episodes within them, are parts of a mosaic, the 'tiles' (tesserae) that make up one person's life-mosaic, each meaningful on its own but gaining greater meaning when in combination to form One Teacher's Life. (This piece-of-a-whole concept inspired the book's cover.) The observations are presented with humor--and angst. There is much joy, but pain as well. His moments of euphoria with his students are tempered by the frustrations of a confining professional atmosphere. The reader can ride this emotional roller-coaster with Brian Miller as he shares the tesserae of his life as a teacher.

Sweet and Low

Sweet and Low

Sweet and Low ePub version. Non profit trust controls the for profit Dreyer Chocolate bar company with conflicts in purpose, with non profit trustee clashing with for profit executives. Excitement, humor, Lathen ever present wit, with the usual charming group of Sloan people, with John Putnam Thatcher again solving the mystery.Consumer

FBI Using Billboards For Tips In Killings Of 2 Indiana Teens

FBI Using Billboards For Tips In Killings Of 2 Indiana Teens

The FBI says it's using electronic billboards across Indiana to seek information in the killings of two teenage girls

Texas Republican Criticizes Explicit Signs At Women's March

Texas Republican Criticizes Explicit Signs At Women's March

A Texas Republican said Thursday he was deeply disturbed by the explicit signs at the Women's March on Washington last month while acknowledging that President Donald Trump's vulgar and sexually predatory comments about women triggered the display