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Discipline At School-Would You Be Angry If A Teacher Hit Your Child?

Our 8:10am Debate topic this morning was all about which gender were better teachers--Men or Women? And little did I expect that after Gwen and I each answered that question--the subject of discipline in the classroom would surface. In picking apart why she chose to answer the way she did on the main topic-it came out that she had been hit, or "swatted", in class by her teacher when she was a child. A fact that was shocking to me, because where I come from-teachers don't physically discipline students. Now that we're getting back to classrooms for the start of the new year--let's do a little unpacking on the topic!
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Disney Parks To Require Face Masks Again as COVID Cases Surge

Walt Disney World and Disneyland will once again require face masks in certain areas of the parks as COVID-19 cases continue to increase throughout the country. According to Orlando Sentinel, Orange County, Florida is averaging 1,000 new coronavirus cases daily. Local hospital AdventHealth's ICU is full due to the rise in cases. Meanwhile, in California, the Delta Variant has become the state's dominant strain.
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32 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Hits No. 1 With ‘Cathy’s Clown’

Thirty-two years ago today (July 29, 1989) was a day of celebration for Reba McEntire: It was on that date that her single "Cathy's Clown" soared to the top of the charts. By the time McEntire hit No. 1 with "Cathy's Clown," which was the debut single from her platinum-selling Sweet Sixteen album, it had already been a hit in the pop world, for the Everly Brothers; with them, the song stayed at the top of the pop charts for five weeks in 1960. But it was McEntire's spin on it, almost 30 years later, that gave the tune an entirely new life.
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Loose Horse In Laurens Begs Question: What To Do About Lost Pets?

Anyone that cares for pets or even livestock knows that animals occasionally escape for a variety of reasons: a door gets left open and your dog slips out sneakily, the pig slips through an opening in a fence or a horse jumps the fence. We don't know how a horse in the Town of Laurens got out (pictured above) but it was discovered fortunately by an area resident who contacted New York State Police. Good news: the equine was reunited with its owner.
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ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dead at 72

Dusty Hill, who rose to fame as a bass player and singer in the iconic Texas-based blues-rock band ZZ Top, has died. According to a statement from his bandmates on Wednesday afternoon (July 28), Hill died at his home in Houston, Texas. "We are saddened by the news today that...
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Bakers Pride! 10 of Upstate New York’s Best Bakeries

If you close your eyes for a minute, you will probably have no problem remembering your favorite bakery from your youth. The aroma, the sight of the gleaming pastry cases, the taste of that "just perfect" chocolate chip cookie. Here is a list of ten of the top bakeries in Upstate New York. Many have been around for 50, 75 and even more than 100 years. All are a delight. Go and check them out!
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‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Sets New Record For Lowest Score Ever

Patrick Pearce, a product specialist from Fountain Valley, California, fulfilled the dream of many TV fans this week, when he appeared as a contestant on Jeopardy! Pearce also got to appear on one of the episodes featuring guest host LeVar Burton, who was among the most-requested names by fans to do a stint standing in for the late Alex Trebek on this season of Jeopardy! He even got to pose with Burton for a picture that was shared on social media by the local ABC station that airs Jeopardy! in his hometown.
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Josh Abbott Band Predicted This — Radio Texas Live Legends, On Demand

The awards, the headlining tour, the accolades — Josh Abbott and the Josh Abbott Band predicted all of it, but not for themselves. During this episode of the Radio Texas Live Legends podcast, host Buddy Logan revisits a February 2013 interview with the JAB. The conversation finds them between iconic albums, Small Town Family Dream (2012) and Front Row Seat (2015). These are two very different projects, the second of which was inspired by a very dark time in the lead singer's life. During this talk, however, everything is roses: Abbott and his bandmates play a trivia game before diving into what they've been up to, and finally, why Kacey Musgraves is set to be (at the time) country music's next great female superstar.