Lower 9th Finally Gets Mail Delivery

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreImagine not having postal service in your town for 11 months. That’s what it’s been like for remaining and returning residents of the lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans — until this week. Mail was restored, and it sure felt good for residents. This route’s letter carrier moved back from Texas — where he’d been living since evacuation — to help rebuild the city. (USA Today)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

$20M Donation to Hurricane-Ravaged Jamaican Schools

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore“Digicel Foundation has donated $20 million to repair hurricane-damaged Jamaican schools.” Thanks, Andrew.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

‘Titanic’ Stars Help Last Living Passenger of Shipwreck

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore The last survivor of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 is getting a hand from Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The “Titanic” stars, along with director James Cameron, have contributed to a $30,000 fund for Millvina Dean, 97, to help pay her nursing home bills. Dean was the ill-fated ship’s youngest passenger — only nine weeks old upon being carried unto the Titanic from Southampton, England — and is now its last remaining survivor. (Continue Reading Access Hollywood story on MSNBC) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

In Reversal, School Says Teen Can Go to Prom (w/ Video)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA Connecticut high school headmaster has reversed her decision to ban a student from the prom after he broke school rules by hanging his prospective date’s invitation at the school entrance in big cardboard letters.Outraged students and parents at the school started a Facebook page to urge school officials to let James Tate and his prom date attend the dance.Tate even appeared on talk shows like Jimmy Kimmel and Good Morning America and phone calls to the school came from people around the world.(WATCH the video below from AP – or READ the story in the Hartford Courant)last_img read more

First-Grader With No Hands Wins National Handwriting Award

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore7-year-old Annie Clark has just won a national handwriting award, even though she has no hands.The Pennsylvania first-grader was born without hands but has learned determination in her quest to be a good student.Her school, Wilson Christian Academy, first honored her penmanship as the best of any student in her school. As a first-round winner, she advanced to the next level and Wednesday received one of two Zaner-Bloser national penmanship awards — the second disabled student to win the new award.Annie received the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellent Penmanship, a trophy and $1,000.(WATCH the video below or READ the story at Pittsburgh Gazette)RELATED: See Nicholas Maxim, also born without hands, win the first Handwriting Award AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Thrilled Scientists Find Elusive Higgs Particle Seen as Key to the Universe

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreScientists announced yesterday that millions of dollars and years of effort in Europe have paid off in the search for the elusive particle called the Higgs boson. Dubbed the “God particle” in popular media, it is presumed to be at the heart of the Universe’s creation and key to the understanding of mass.The discovery of a new sub-atomic particle, which was remarkably close to what researchers suspected the Higgs boson to be, was “a stunning triumph of both theory and experiment”. Peter Higgs, now 83, a theorist who envisioned the particle as a young man in 1964, teared up as he attended the announcement in Geneva.(READ the story in the Washington Post – WATCH the announcement and explanation below from CERN)(ALSO: Higgs boson discovery could usher in ‘new, wonderful technologies’ – CS Monitor你需要安装能够查看此内容的 Adobe Flash Player。Please click here to continue.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Amazing Pep Talk From Little Kid: Never Give Up!

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWe all need a little encouragement every now and then.A little boy who wears a suit and calls himself “Kid President” knows this, and has put together a video you can play each morning as you wake up or share with your friend who needs a kick in the right direction.“It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance.” Watch the video below…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Trying to Keep Auto-play Ads Off Our Website

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreI wanted to let Good News Network viewers know that I am trying to maintain a ban on auto-playing video ads sitewide. Nothing annoys me more than having sudden blaring sound coming from my speakers when I hadn’t clicked on anything to cause it.I fired a small ad agency recently after they could not keep these obnoxious ads away from our ad space. On November 4, I hired a new bigger agency that reported they do not allow such ads.However, we need your help to keep the website ‘auto-play’ free by alerting us IF YOU EVER experience this on our website. Please use the Comments form below if you are logged-in. Or, type your message here on the Contact Us form (You can find “Contact Us” link at the bottom of any GNN page).PLEASE try to note who the advertiser was — meaning, which product or service — and tell us which browser and device you were using.(I sometimes hear a video ad play, but I think it is a Google ad following me around, because I only hear it in Chrome. What’s your experience been if you use Chrome?)THANK YOU!P.S. If you were wondering, we use the advertising funds to pay for the IT services needed to maintain the site and improve it — and to pay my modest salary.– Geri Weis-Corbley, Founder, Managing Editorlast_img read more

Promise to Her Grandmother Brings Better Life to Native Americans

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA little girl’s promise to her grandmother has meant nine million dollars in goods and services for Native Americans on a South Dakota reservation.Today, a half-century later, Rochelle Ripley is keeping that promise, working alongside the Lakota tribe with volunteers to improve their health and education, and rebuild homes for the Lakota people.Ripley’s grandmother was full-blooded Lakota and entertained her as a child with stories of life on the reservation.“My grandmother was my world,” Ripley told CNN. “She asked me if I would go back home and help our people when I grew up.”RELATED: Navajo Lady Delivers Water 75 Miles Every Day to Homes Without PlumbingRipley travels to her ancestor’s homeland four times each year from her home in Glastonbury, Connecticut, since creating a nonprofit called Hawkwing. She brings in donations and coordinates volunteer efforts to help her grandmother’s people on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.She recently worked with a national teachers’ sorority to provide a bookmobile, delivering reading materials to kids scattered throughout the 4,200-square-mile reservation. Ripley also rallies volunteers to spend two weeks every year building and repairing houses — termed the “most urgent need” by the Lakota Tribal Chairman. Her nonprofit supports medical and dental clinics and mental health counseling. It has also partnered with Vitamin Angels to provide $300,000 worth of vitamins to children and mothers.Also: Irish Town Builds Memorial Thanking Native Americans Who Helped During FamineRipley and Hawkwing have created a food pantry and arranged for outside shipments of fresh produce – and even delivered greenhouses to help the Lakota grow their own organic crops.Her work has made Rochelle Ripley one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes of the Year. You can vote for her as your choice for Hero of the Year at CNNHeroes.com. The network will announce the winner at their annual televised award show December 6, and present the 2015 winner with $100,000 for continuing his or her good work.(WATCH the CNN video below)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Starbucks Worker Receives Apology Note, Tip From Sassy Customer

first_imgThe day before, Andrew had been chatting with a customer at the drive-thru when inconvenience led the woman to become a bit sour.“On the 20th, this woman, Debbie, came through the drive through while I was working. She was extremely pleasant, and we had some friendly conversation while her drinks were being made,” Richardson told ABC News. “She had multiple drinks, and we didn’t have drink carriers. I informed her and she was a touch frustrated like anyone would be.”RELATED: Lady is Thrilled by Starbucks Ability to Take Order in Sign LanguageShe then asked Andrew if he could throw away the trash that was inside her car, but since that would be a California health code violation, he explained that he couldn’t.She became slightly more frustrated, but still drove away with her beverages and Andrew quickly forgot about the incident.But then the next day, the woman returned to the drive-thru when Andrew was working once more.MORE: Customer Admires Chick-fil-A Employee So Much, He Built Him a New HomeAfter apologizing for her behavior, she gave the barista a card. When Debbie left, Andrew opened the card to discover a $50 bill along with the most meaningful note he had ever received.“I returned to it later, opened it, and I was completely shocked,” said Andrew. “Without the money, this was one of the most beautiful and heartfelt things I have ever read. It absolutely made my day when I read it. The money was unnecessary. The card alone was the best part. I would have turned the money down had I opened it when she was there. It’s hard to take things like that.”Andrew and the store supervisor both said that even though customers have often gotten much nastier than Debbie, no one has ever received such a sincere response from a consumer. The experience became one that Andrew says he will never forget, especially while working in the food industry.Click To Share This Grande Story With Your Friends (Photo by Andrew Richardson)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreBaristas are pretty accustomed to getting an earful from annoyed customers, but it’s a rare occurrence when they receive an apology card for it.However, that is exactly what happened to 20-year-old Andrew Richardson last Tuesday while he was working at the Starbucks in Bishop, California.last_img read more