Martha Irvine, Ap National Writer Updated 11:09 pm CDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Now Playing: This Chicago neighborhood is divided by race and income by the very street that intersects it, Sedgwick Street. A small band of neighbors from both sides hope an art studio — can help unite them. AP Video by Martha Irvine. (Sept. 26) Media: Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The sixth-graders, from very opposite sides of the street, sat in pairs, a list of questions before them: "What do you dream about?" ''Do you think about dying?" ''Are you scared?" Their task, at once easy and awkward, was to learn about one another — and differences surfaced quickly. One African-American boy from a public school pulled up a pant leg to reveal where a bullet had pierced his calf in a wrong-place, wrong-time shooting. His partner, a white boy who attends a private school and lives three blocks yet worlds away, was shocked, then saddened. In this Sunday, Oct. … [Read more...] about In Chicago, can art unite a deeply divided neighborhood?
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Martha Irvine Associated Press Updated 12:02 AM EDT Sep 26, 2018 Chicago — Charlie Branda is not an artist. When she opened an art studio on a stretch of asphalt known as Sedgwick Street, the 53-year-old mom and former commercial banker simply wanted to get to know her neighbors and to connect two sides of a thoroughfare that divides black and white, haves and have-nots. “The way it is now isn’t the way it has to be,” she remembers thinking. Branda had lived for years in and around Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood when she, her husband and two children moved into a red-brick house on the east, and wealthier, side of Sedgwick in 2008. Initially, she joined with her neighbors to demand that the city, police and absentee landlords do something about drug-dealing and occasional gunfire in the neighborhood. But she also spent a lot of time walking around, ignoring those who advised her to stay on “her side” of the street. “Hello!” … [Read more...] about In Chicago, can art unite a divided neighborhood?
THIS is the moment a Russian journalist collapses live on TV while interviewing a member of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. Daria Kozlova was firing questions at the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov when her eyes appeared to glaze over. Mr Manturo can be seen smiling at the camera waiting for the next question but the reporter seems to be stumbling and slurring her words. Realising something is wrong the minister tries to steady her, then steps back once again as for a second, she briefly gets to her feet. But then she completely passes out and topples backwards as the minister rushes to grab her and people watching the interview also rush forward. The camera then cuts back to the studio and the presenter of the "Russia 24" news channel. LIKE A VIRGIN Couple trying for baby for 4 years had been doing sex VERY wrong... 'I'M IN UTTER SHOCK' Daughter reveals 'healthy' parents died in front of her at Egypt hotel WERE THEY GASSED? Thomas Cook pulls ALL 300 guests … [Read more...] about Russian journalist’s eyes glaze over before she collapses during live TV interview with Putin minister
PUBLISHED: 13:17 27 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:25 27 May 2018 Rowan Mantell Gemma and James Ereira Gemma Ereira A first aid class saved baby James’ life. “He was limp and slumped in his chair, his eyes glazed… I thought I’d lost my boy.” This was the terrifying moment when James Ereira stopped breathing. “His lifeless and quiet body slumping onto my shoulder will haunt me forever,” said his mum, Gemma. “He looked like he’d dozed off, but his eyes were open,” James was silent, limp and not breathing. But instead of panicking, Gemma saved his life. “I turned him round, head down over my knee. (I was kneeling on the floor next to his chair still). I gave him three back blows. He suddenly cried really loudly and I saw half a grape on the floor.” That was all it took to bring one-year-old James back – but Gemma only knew how because she had taken a first aid class. And now she wants other parents to make … [Read more...] about ‘He was limp and his eyes glazed but I managed to save my baby’s life’
As white clouds rose above her head, Mary Jane Hamblin described Amazing Glazed in Great Bridge as more than just a doughnut shop.True, she was using a new nitrogen process to make gelato. But that was just part of the picture.After four years at 321 Johnstown Road in Great Bridge, Hamblin felt the business was due an upgrade – a $40,000 expansion – to stay ahead of the competition.“We have always been a doughnut and gelato shop,” Hamblin said. “Since we opened, we’ve had about six doughnut shops open around us, all franchises.”So it was time to make hers a bit more special.An expresso bar and a candy bar were recently added, as well as a birthday party room.“We’ve had several families asking us about having birthday parties and we haven’t had the space,” Hamblin said. Amazing Glazed has also added an outdoor patio with lights.“Probably the biggest thing we have added is our nitrogen ice cream,” Hamblin … [Read more...] about Amazing Glazed’s Chesapeake expansion goes beyond doughnuts