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Daily News Headline 2/16/18

posted Feb 16, 2018, 6:49 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, in 2016, 21 diplomats stationed in Cuba appear to have symptoms of concussion.  They seem to have experienced strange sounds like humming or metal grinding but no blunt trauma to the head.  To date, there are no answers to the cause of these symptoms that in many cases were severe.

Daily News Headine 2/15/18

posted Feb 15, 2018, 7:20 AM by Nancy Berry   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 7:20 AM ]

In the news today, LL Bean has dropped its long standing unlimited satisfaction guarantee.  If a person is not satisfied with a product they may return it for a full refund at any time.  Now, the company is limiting the time available for those returns to one year.  A customer in Chicago federal court is suing LL Bean for breach of warranty.

Daily News Headline 2/14/18

posted Feb 14, 2018, 5:35 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, the director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, told the Senate Intelligence committee that Russia is already meddling in the 2018 elections.  It is using fake social media accounts, many of them robots, to spread disinformation.  Coats said their aim is to greatly increase social and political divisions in America.

Daily News Headline 2/13/18

posted Feb 12, 2018, 9:55 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, this flu season is now the worst since the Center for Disease Control adopted strict measures to monitor the flu in 2000.  7.7 percent of all hospitalizations are attributed to this season’s flu. And, the flu season is not over and will last into March if not longer.  Remember – sneeze into your elbow and wash your hands frequently.

Daily News Headline 2/9/18

posted Feb 9, 2018, 6:21 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, Traip Academy graduate Seba Johnson was the youngest skier and the first black female alpine skier to compete in the Winter Olympics. This she did at age 14 in Calgary. Her skis are now enshrined in the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.  Johnson works in L.A. and speaks to school groups about her experience as a black athlete in a sport dominated by whites.

Daily News Headline 2/8/18

posted Feb 8, 2018, 6:33 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news is yet again another delay for the opening of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge between Kittery and Portsmouth. The bridge was planned to open in September, 2017. That was delayed until December, then January, and now the opening date as been pushed to May – at the earliest. To make matters worse, no one responsible for the bridge is telling the public the cause of the delay.

Daily News Headline 2/7/18

posted Feb 7, 2018, 4:40 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today comes the admonition: be careful what you eat. In late January, Michelle Carr from Kittery made a salad from scratch at home. After a few bites she found the carcass of a dead lizard in her greens. Without the tail, it was longer than her middle finger. She purchased the romaine lettuce from Shaw’s and has since contacted both Shaw’s and the Food and Drug Administration.

Daily News Headline 2/6/18

posted Feb 6, 2018, 10:01 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, the stock market experienced the largest point drop in its history yesterday. The market fell by more than 4 percent in one day. This erased much of the gains it has made in the past year. These same losses occurred in Europe and Asia. Though the market fell, most economists maintain the economy is strong.

Daily News Headline 2/5/18

posted Feb 5, 2018, 4:32 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, it is not the Super Bowl, but a Super Bowl commercial. Dodge Ram used a voice-over of a sermon by Martin Luther King delivered 50 years ago to the day of the Super Bowl to sell its truck. In the sermon King preached about the importance of service. With just a few shots of the truck in the 30 second spot, it ended with the phrase: “Built to serve: Ram”.

Daily News Headline 2/2/18

posted Feb 2, 2018, 5:44 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, we all know that the Super Bowl takes place this Sunday. But do we know where the word “HUT” comes from that we hear from quarterbacks at the beginning of every play? You are not alone. Joe Theismann a former NFL quarterback said: “I started when I was 12 years old and I’ve been hutting my way through football for 55 years — but I have no clue why.”

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