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A student from Hofstra University, Long Island, N.Y. was killed by gunfire when a man broke into her home early Friday morning. The police engaged in gunfire with the man when they arrived at the house and killed the man who broke in to the house. The girl was not alone in the house at the time that the man broke in. There were three women and one man in the house at the time, one woman was able to escape from the house and called the police. The identity of the suspect and the victim have not been released.
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Wednesday May 15th marked the opening day of the Salinas Valley Fair which is held just outside of King City. Salinas Valley Fair is held on May 15-May 18th. Wednesday was weigh-in day for all the animals which consisted of weighing the animals and checking in. Thursday, Templeton FFA and 4-H students showed their animals for market. Friday, Templeton students showed their animals for showmanship and Saturday, students sold their animals to buyers. There is 25 Templeton FFA students that are showing at Salinas Valley Fair. These students are: Seniors: Camille Anderson, Dianna Dawson, Kayla Hildebrand, Taylor Lindquist, Katherine Nowicki, and Jennifer Raminha . Juniors: Sierra Bryant, Madelyn Finley, Danielle Huseby, Tristan RIva, and Vanessa Soto. Sophomores: Jack Baird, Hanna Grossman, Emily Kollmann, Corryn LaRue, Alyx Lemos, Stephanie Raminha, Ally Reich, Kris Rickard, Julianne Salcido, and Keely Tedone. Freshmen: Kaela Cooper, Lilly Hildebrand, Kristin Raminha, and Brittany Stanton.
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A student at Duncanville High School, Jeff Bliss, stood up in his classroom and gave a speech about the teacher's teaching style and how it wasn't effective. Caught on a student's cell phone camera, Jeff passionately gives the teacher a dressing down, and spoke for many of the students in the classroom. The teacher responded by sending him out of the classroom.
Bliss was since asked for many interviews and revealed that he failed ninth grade and dropped out of high school, only to return as an 18 year-old sophomore because he wanted to finish his education. His mother is also a teacher, and supports his message, that teachers should inspire kids to learn, though not necessarily the way he gave it. Bliss says that he's not sure what he wants to do after school or whether he wants to go to college.
Perhaps the most impacting statements Bliss said in the video are: "You want [the students] to get excited for this? You gotta come in here, you gotta make 'em excited. You want a kid to change and start doing better, you gotta touch his freakin' heart." As well as, "... when you come in here like you did last time and make a statement about 'oh, this is my paycheck,' indeed it is, but this is my country's future and my education."
Bliss created a twitter account to try and spread his message and see the change in education that he wants. He says that after dropping out of high school that he gained a greater level of respect for education and expressed his desire to get the most out of education.
If you want to follow more of this story, many of Jeff Bliss's interviews can be found with a quick search. You can find his speech below.
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Both 'Iron Man' and 'The Great Gatsby' have been successful in the movie charts. Although The Great Gatsby has stunned the movie industry with a wopping $51.1 million, it didn't beat Disney's, 'Iron Man 3.' This superhero movie has lifted its domestic box office total to an impressive $284.9 million. Many people went to to go see this movie, and there has definitely been many good things said about the movie. If you haven't seen it, go do it!
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How is your summer looking? Unproductive or boring? Are all of your friends going away on vacation? A great way to kill time and make some bank this summer is to find a job. Lots of places hire just for the summertime.
Are you great with kids? Parents will be looking everywhere for a babysitter to watch over their children while they enjoy their break. Ask around your neighborhood, or make advertisements to post at public places such as the Templeton Market, your local recreation center, or your parents' workplaces. Not many opportunities? Try applying to be a counselor at a summer camp. You'll get fun outdoor time and exercise, as well as some cash.
Not good with kids? Try being a lifeguard at the waterpark. It doesn't require much qualification, and you'll get a nice summer glow and some income.
Enjoy the food business? In-n-out, Yogurt Creations and lots of small coffee shops often hire in the summer. You'll meet interesting people and probably get some free food. Caterers will also be in need of workers.
Clothing industries also are hiring. Forever 21 generally hires during the summer.
Whenever you have an interview for a job, always be on your best behavior and wear your biggest smile. Outgoing, confident people make an impression, no matter what their qualifications are. If you don't get the job you applied for, don't give up. Keep applying and waiting for calls.
By the end of the summer, you'll be satisfied with what you accomplished as well as having money to go school shopping in the fall.
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Three women that were kidnaped by the same man were saved after almost ten years, when Charles Ramsey responded to Amanda Berry's cry for help. Ramsey was walking by and heard the girl "going nuts." He had never seen her before and figured it was a domestic violence case. He helped her out, and after her came a child. She asked him to call 9-1-1. She alerted the police that she wasn't the only one trapped in the house. Thousands of tweets have gone out thanking Charles Ramsey for the brave thing that he did. He doesn't want a reward. He says he's just an American and a Chriistian doing the right thing."
The mother of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has requested that the body of her son be sent back to Russia for burial, “if at all possible". Despite the request, Cambridge City Manager Robert Healy said he is urging Tsarnaev's family not to make the request. "The difficult and stressful efforts of the citizens of the City of Cambridge to return to a peaceful life would be adversely impacted by the turmoil, protests and widespread media presence at such an interment," Healy said in a statement Sunday. Tsarnaev's uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, has expressed that he wants his nephew to be buried in Massachusetts, because he's lived in the state for the last decade, he said. "I'm dealing with logistics. A dead person must be buried". The burial plans for the deceased bomber remain undecided at this time.
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Gregory Hicks, a diplomat for the United States, claimed that the September attack against the US in Benghazi that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens could have easily been prevented. According to Hicks, the pre-dawn mortar attack on the CIA annex could have been avoided if fighter pilots had been deployed as soon as the fighting began.
"I believe if we had been able to scramble a fighter or aircraft or two over Benghazi as quickly as possible after the fighting commenced, I believe there would not have been a mortar attack on the annex in the morning because I believe the Libyans would have split," Hicks testified.
Hicks suggested that Libya would have given permission to deploy such aircraft in their airspace and was actually surprised that no request was made. He acknowledged that a rescue team that was supposed to go from Tripoli to Benghazi was ordered not to go.
Daniel Benjamin, who ran the Counterterrorism Bureau, denied the charges, saying that, "this charge is simply untrue." Also, a senior State Department official commented that Hicks "had an axe to grind."
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Sources say that Youtube may be ready to start offering pricing models for certain content channels. Earlier speculation proposed that the pricing would range from one to five dollars, which seems consistent with the information offered by sources, stating that payment plans would begin at $1.99 per month per channel.
Youtube has steadily been evolving from its original user-based content to include videos produced by major companies, movie studios, and TV channels. This experimental payment trial is similar to the methods employed by rivals like Hulu and Netflix, both of which offer monthly subscription based payment options. This payment plan would be in addition to or partly as a replacement of the already hefty ad based revenue they make now.
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On Thursday, May 2, the Paso/Templeton Optimist Club is honored Junior Paige O'Sullivan as their selection for Student of the Month. She said, "I am so honored to have received this award. The meeting was fun and filled with very nice, optimistic people. I had a great time."
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