Finding their voices: One-time national contestants, Kat Perkins and Nicholas David have come home to lasting success in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS — He’s a Bible-quoting hippie dad, a 6-foot-2 kaleidoscope of colors, layers and wizardly beard.She’s a spunky 4-foot-11 rock ‘n’ roller, all tattoos, leopard patterns and jet-black hair.He lives with his wife and three kids in their St. Paul home. She’s single in a rented house in suburban Minneapolis.Nicholas David and Kat Perkins seem to have about as much in common as mystical rocker Father John Misty and pop powerhouse Lady Gaga. But David and Perkins are indelibly linked — Minnesotans who won the hearts of America on NBC’s “The Voice” and then became bankable stars in their h...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Bahamas has no idea of Dorian death toll after names of the missing were removed from list
The Bahamas’ former health minister says the country so badly botched its record-keeping on Hurricane Dorian’s missing victims that today it cannot say with certainty how many people actually died in the horrific storm.Dr. Duane Sands, speaking in the country’s Parliament on Thursday, said the Bahamas should convene a coroner’s inquest to help bring closure to grieving families. Thousands of names of the missing after the hurricane disappeared off the missing-persons list, he said, without explanation.There should also be a public conversation about the mistake, he said, and a public apology b...
Celia Rivenbark: Beware of virtue signaling
Ugh. Virtue signaling. Another thing we must worry about because it’s not as if a pandemic, race riots and the start of hurricane season isn’t enough. I’m so stressed out I’ve forgotten if I’m sheltering in place or under curfew. Is the mask I wear to keep others from my potentially deadly droplets or to scare away the murder hornets? I NO LONGER KNOW.And now, we must worry about virtue signaling. Will I be judged for posting a solid black screen to support BLM on my Insta? I can already hear it: “Oh, looky here; Karen’s proving her wokeness.”Turns out, showing empathy is turning into One More...
Tribune News Service
The Caribbean starts to reopen. Along with swimsuits and face masks, COVID test required
After more than two months of watching their tourism-dependent economies get decimated by the coronavirus amid airport, beach and hotel closures, Caribbean nations are starting to reopen their borders to tourists again.But the experience won’t look anything like the one visitors may have had six months ago. Traveling during the global COVID-19 pandemic will now mean health and safety protocols for hoteliers and tour operators and uncertainty for airlines as island governments demand face masks, temperature checks and COVID-19 testing for passengers — some even before boarding.“There is an expe...
Robert Kraft auctioning off Super Bowl LI ring earned in Patriots' comeback from 25-point deficit
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is auctioning off some gaudy bling for a noble cause.The 78-year-old multibillionaire has put up his Super Bowl LI ring for charity.Bidding commenced at $75,000 but quickly rose to $1 million Tuesday. As of Tuesday evening, the high bid reached $1,025,000.The auction ends May 21 at 9 p.m. EDT.The auction winner will be flown from anywhere in the continental U.S. to Gillette Stadium from Kraft’s private plane and receive the ring personally from Kraft inside the team’s trophy room, according to the All-In Challenge website.Encrusted with an eye-popping 28...
New York Daily News
Paul Sullivan: Michael Jordan's baseball fantasy — and his failure — is a big part of his legend in Chicago
CHICAGO — The sheer audacity of Michael Jordan still resonates 26 years later.What was the world’s greatest basketball player trying to prove in the winter of 1994, when he made the shocking decision to become a professional baseball player?Imagine any pro athlete, no matter how talented, thinking he could just switch sports at age 30 and compete with the best players in the world in a game he hadn’t played since high school.Jordan’s memorable journey as a minor league outfielder in the White Sox system will be explored Sunday in the latest edition of the ESPN documentary “The Last Dance,” pro...