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PENNSYLVANIA STABBINGS

News

22 were stabbed during a high school rampage near Pittsburgh today. The stabbings occurred outside Franklin Regional High School injuring 22 in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.

A 16-year-old student holding two knives went on a stabbing rampage in the hallways of the Pittsburgh-area high school early on Wednesday injuring over twenty people.

Police have identify the suspect in the Franklin Regional HS stabbings; 22... http://shar.es/T1n4E

RIP JOAN RIVERS

News

American comedian Joan Rivers, who was a Red Carpet Fixture, has been reportedly pronounced dead at 81. She had been unconscious for over a week after going into cardiac arrest.

Five days after what turned out to be a-fatal heart and lung failure, remained on life support was accompanied by her daughter, Melissa, stood vigil until the end. She wrote the following

“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother.

Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated.

My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

Melissa Rivers

JOAN RIVERS was an internationally renowned comedienne, Emmy-award-winning television talk-show host, Tony-award-nominated actress, bestselling author, playwright, screenwriter, film director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio host, jewelry designer, cosmetic-company entrepreneur, and red-carpet fashion laureate. Her continued relevance was made clear by her growing group of more than two million followers on Twitter and a successful web series. Above all, Joan was a proud mother and grandmother.

An entertainment legend, Joan was the first woman to break the glass ceiling of Late Night Television. After she was chosen to be the only permanent guest host on The Tonight Show for three years, she then went on to become the first woman ever to host her own late night talk show, The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers on the Fox Network.

Joan Rivers also had a piecing tongue and was known to say the darnedest things:Joan Rivers: Obama is gay, Michelle is a tranny: http://youtu.be/Et38_Ufv-Jw via @YouTube

Joan Rivers's Most Outrageous Celeb Insults (Including the One She Thought Was Too Mean) https://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/joan-rivers-s-most-outrageous-celeb-i... via @YahooTV

Banned: Holding Hands?

Problem

This story has to land in the no hand holding ban section of the weirdest kind, after an institution for higher learning in PRC has issued an outright ban on holding hands.

A university in northeastern China is underhandedly taking heat after they issued a rule banning students from holding hands or romantically feeding each other in the school cafeteria.

Will Objective Journalism Return?

Other

WILL OLD-FASHIONED, OBJECTIVE JOURNALISM COME BACK? BY: GABE PRESSMAN

In this era when newspapers and television are overrun with people expressing opinions instead of news, forgive me for being nostalgic about the good old days when I grew up in print journalism.

We were told that every story had more than one side and our job was to get all sides into our story. That was defined by the editors and, later, in tv, by producers.

Say Thanks To Teachers

Idea

A teacher taught Shakespeare how to write"and If you loved a book, chances are you should thank your teacher.

With schools across the nation facing budget cuts, a glut of testing and unfair closures, many teachers have been at the forefront of the fight for quality education.

As teachers prepare for a new school year, now is the ideal time to show your appreciation.

Say it loud and make them proud!

TUTOR PERINI WINS ANOTHER CONTRACT

News

Tutor Perini Corporation was awarded the contract to build The City Island Bridge and is now being awarded another one valued at approximately $60 million. This one is for building a replacement Maintenance of Equipment building at the Hudson Yards site in New York, in connection with the Company’s previously announced Amtrak Tunnel project.

UGLY WEATHER

News

Muggy and murky weather is expected until the weekend.

URBAN FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND) COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...
BRONX COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...
NEW YORK (MANHATTAN) COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...
WESTERN NASSAU COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...
QUEENS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...
KINGS (BROOKLYN) COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH A SLOW MOVING FRONTAL SYSTEM COULD PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL CAPABLE OF CAUSING URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING.

POSITIVE NEWS

Solution

The 24/7 news cycle is all about crises, corruption, dysfunction, and all too often often with endless human tragedies. But journalism should be more balanced, complete with positive news.

There needs to be stories about human potential and people who are making a difference by treating others how they'd like to be treated and how they're rising to the occasion.

This TED Talk is a few months old, but is still very relevant today. http://youtu.be/zPy0xnymGR0

http://positivenews.org.uk/

Citizens Soap Box

Other

Write killer, search-optimized headlines, paragraphs and messages that are found and get read

Choose key performance indicators for measurement and build measurement dashboards

Pull the right social media data that ties to your communications goals

Build trust-based relationships with readers

Manage your time and resources to effectively meet your outcome

Communicate openly and effectively with upper management and other team members

Write with clarity, concision and impact and avoid clichés and jargon in your written material

Headlines 8/27/11

News

IRENE GETTING CLOSER. Arrives Sunday Morning.

SLIGHTLY WEAKER. Will Rock New York.

PREPARE FOR WORST. Dangerous Flooding Conditions.

TRANSIT SHUTDOWN - BRIDGE TOLLS SUSPENDED. Whitestone, Throgsneck...etc.

BIG APPLE. Bug Vibes About The Wrath of Hurricane Irene.