Television Q&A: Will 'The Orville' return?
You have questions. I have some answers.Q: “The Orville,” the Seth MacFarlane show where he was in front of the camera, was very good and we were sad to not see it come back. Any word on it coming back?A: It will be back only, as I have mentioned before, in a different place. The next season of the show will be on Hulu. It was expected to appear in late 2020, giving MacFarlane time to work on what’s reportedly a complicated and ambitious production. But work on the new season was halted by the pandemic, so there’s no clear answer as to when it will reappear.Q: After watching three seasons of “...
Tribune News Service
'They know it's wrong.' Some call on Scouts to change use of Native American culture
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A lot of videos posted from personal accounts over the years depict the “Dance of Joy” celebration at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation in Osceola, Mo.Shirtless boys holding feathers move in circles around a large fire while singing in a 2011 video. Older men stand in the middle, wearing headdresses and Native American regalia as part of a Boy Scout tradition.Camps in Missouri and across the country like Bartle bring in thousands of scouts each year to participate in honor programs like the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and Order of the Arrow, which also base some of their traditions...
The Kansas City Star
In Portland's tumultuous summer, police face surge in gun violence as well as nightly protests
PORTLAND, Ore. — During early August protests, two storefront windows were shattered in Bart Garmon’s barbershop in a historic building, where he was trying to revive his business after a spring closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last weekend, after an arson fire was set at a nearby police union office, protesters again surged through his North Portland block, and someone spray-painted graffiti — “All Cops are Bastards” — on the protective plywood.So on Sunday, which was supposed to be a day off, he was back down at his business, applying a fresh coat of tan paint to obscure the lettering.“...
The Seattle Times
A COVID 'silver lining': You can start drug treatment over the phone — and more people are starting to
SEATTLE — Denny Bos’s ministry is the foothills of Mt. Baker, in east Whatcom County, Wash., a vast forest home to hundreds of people without addresses. Some live in ramshackle RVs, some in tents, some under tarps.People go there when they lose their jobs or homes, when their addictions get too serious, or to get away from society, Bos said.“They just disappear into the woods,” said Bos, who’s had to build trust to be accepted into the camps.When Bos, a former pastor who runs Seeds of Hope Ministries, finds someone who’s ready for drug treatment, it used to be hard to get them to go see a doct...
The Seattle Times
The history of Clemson's social media ban and why players can now speak out on Twitter
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Darien Rencher helped start a movement to try to save the college football season over the weekend. The two organized the “WeWantToPlay” initiative that went viral earlier this week.Lawrence’s tweet outlining the conditions under which college football players hope to have a season in 2020 had more than 15,000 retweets and 62,000 likes as of Wednesday afternoon. It was shared by President Trump on Monday, with Trump’s tweet receiving an additional 40,000 retweets and 136,000 likes.A Clemson player having a social media post go viral during f...
The State (Columbia, S.C.)
Mary Schmich: Four years after he was shot, Tavon Tanner's family is grateful for his life — and for the two detectives helping him get to high school
CHICAGO — In this violent pandemic summer, Tavon Tanner has spent many days at home with his twin sister and mother watching the Chicago news. Shooting after shooting, death after death, child after child.A 3-year-old killed. A 7-year-old. A baby who wasn’t quite 2. Children memorialized by the age at which they died. Sitting in front of the TV, watching the parade of grief, Tavon and his family feel both sad and lucky.“It’s sad,” says Tavon, “because they ain’t giving those kids a chance to live.”“The one that really set me off,” says his mother, Mellanie Washington, “was the 9-year-old. That...
Dahleen Glanton: What did we learn from the murder of George Floyd? The police shooting in Chicago shows not very much
After months of protests and civil unrest over the police shooting of George Floyd, Chicagoans were tested Monday on what we have learned.We failed miserably.In our collective anger over the looting that occurred in the aftermath of a police shooting in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, we lost focus on the most important thing — human life.Police shot another Black man on Sunday. This time it wasn’t fatal, but we all know it could have been. Many African Americans are rightfully angry.It is understandable why others are upset that one of the most beautiful parts of our city ...
For some COVID-19 survivors, serious problems continue long after the infection is gone
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Josh Wiese, 45, of St. Louis, was training for ultramarathons before what was likely COVID-19 forced him to quarantine at home in March. Now, he must use an inhaler twice a day and can barely jog two miles. He struggles with his memory and finding the right words.Stacy Case, 51, of Rochester, Illinois, tested positive for COVID-19 on May 20 and has tested positive nearly every week since then. She needs two negative tests in a row to return to work. Except for fever, Case said her symptoms have never gone away. Normally healthy and active, she continues to suffer with fatigue,...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Beach home sales at the Jersey Shore are surging during the coronavirus outbreak
For some employees given the option of working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, the workplace expanded from the city office to the beachfront condominium.A picturesque scenario. If a Shore house is even available.Sales are so strong that buyers should “make a very, very strong offer and don’t hesitate. Don’t wait three weeks to come down” to the Shore, said Brenda Connolly, owner of the Connolly Agency, a real estate company in the coastal town of Avon-by-the-Sea in Monmouth County, where a condominium can sell for $375,000 and houses for up to $3 million.Interest in beach homes, oft...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Mike Jensen: College sports right now isn't a competition so much as a science fair
So the winner of Wednesday’s 2020 college football quote that would have made no sense in 2019 contest goes to Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, for reasonably suggesting how “if all your quarterbacks are living together and they get infected, it may be tough” to play a game.That’s where we are. College sports right now isn’t a competition so much as a science fair.Can the Big 12, Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conferences make it to an opening kickoff without shutting down? If yes … did the Big Ten and Pac-12 shut down too quickly? And who had Temple still trying to play football a...
The Philadelphia Inquirer