There was a letter to the editor you have not have seen knocking the supposedly biased prep coverage. For the most part, I rarely see anything in the coverage supporting that view. Winning teams, winning schools, get the press. There was an excellent article about a young lady from Polk County a few days back, and that's hardly the area's wealthiest or most glamorous school.
97 is average speed on the LA freeways. He'll be driving out there before too much longer.
The most pressing problem for the paper has to be bias toward Baylor, and not enough McCallie or GPS coverage, lol...Really now.
This will be a positive for the Chattanoogan, even though much of their content is submitted material. Their sports section is making strides especially. Goodbye to reader comments, there just won't be enough of them to bother looking.
Close but no cigar, had the first overall pick off by one (as did millions of others), got the Titans and Steelers right (those were fairly reasonable to guess), missed Bjoern Werner by two picks, and was off on the SEC count by 1. I had Justin Hunter and the guard from Kentucky in round 1, I thought the "character concerns" would hold Ogletree out of round 1.
Mr Irrelevant is no longer the last pick of the last round, it's the NFL running back.
Here are some figures, not from Fox news but from PBS's Frontline:
"How costly is the decision to drop out of high school? Consider a few figures about life without a diploma:
The average dropout can expect to earn an annual income of $20,241, according to the U.S. Census Bureau (PDF). That’s a full $10,386 less than the typical high school graduate, and $36,424 less than someone with a bachelor’s degree.
Of course, simply finding a job is also much more of a challenge for dropouts. While the national unemployment rate stood at 8.1 percent in August, joblessness among those without a high school degree measured 12 percent. Among college graduates, it was 4.1 percent.
The challenges hardly end there, particularly among young dropouts. Among those between the ages of 18 and 24, dropouts were more than twice as likely as college graduates to live in poverty according to the Department of Education. Dropouts experienced a poverty rate of 30.8 percent, while those with at least a bachelor’s degree had a poverty rate of 13.5 percent.
Among dropouts between the ages of 16 and 24, incarceration rates were a whopping 63 times higher than among college graduates, according to a study (PDF) by researchers at Northeastern University. To be sure, there is no direct link between prison and the decision to leave high school early. Rather, the data is further evidence that dropouts are exposed to many of the same socioeconomic forces that are often gateways to crime.
The same study (PDF) found that as a result — when compared to the typical high school graduate — a dropout will end up costing taxpayers an average of $292,000 over a lifetime due to the price tag associated with incarceration and other factors such as how much less they pay in taxes."
Who forces older teens to drop out of high school? Regardless of upbringing they're old enough to make the right decisions, or not, on their own.
Easy how many poor are high school dropouts, compared to lower/mid/upper middle class?
No 1-32 on Chevy Chase movies, I know, heartbreaking to read that. There isn't a large enough group to choose from and other than that, the choices at the top are all too easy.
That said, a draft down the road could be movies made by alumni (Chase, Murphy, Akroyd, Myers, and the rest). If I won the lottery one of my first moves would be replacing a reality show network with a comedy channel featuring SNL episodes, and comedies with the stars mentioned above plus Sandler, Murray, etc).
I'm reading the Titans are looking at QB in the 2nd round to give Locker and Fitzpatrick a push. I'll believe it when it happens.
I read it. The problem is when helping someone help themselves turns into decades long "assistance." The young, elderly, mentally or physically disabled, should get help. Others, often, have wasted their opportunities.
Do you understand many in bad predicaments were not "less fortunate?"
"Less fortunate", so anyone achieving was fortunate, or lucky?
SNL: Only qualifications, the ones that made me laugh most often, as well as I can remember. Short time cast members like Ben Stiller weren't considered, neither was the success or lack of success after leaving the show. I agree, some of the early seasons were really weak after watching/rewatching on DVD or Comedy Central/VH1.
1-Chris Farley 2-Will Ferrell 3-Mike Myers 4-Chris Kattan (Mango!) 5-Phil Hartman 6-Darrell Hammond 7-Dan Akroyd 8-Tim Meadows 9-Eddie Murphy 10-Martin Short 11-Dana Carvey 12-Jon Lovitz 13-Bill Murray 14-Gilda Radner 15-Fred Armisen 16-Kevin Nealon 17-Laraine Newman 18-Cheri Oteri 19-Adam Sandler 20-Jane Curtin 21-Tracy Morgan 22-Amy Poehler 23-Norm McDonald 24-Dennis Miller 25-John Belushi 26-Billy Crystal 27-Molly Shannon 28-Seth Meyers 29-Garrett Morris 30-Jimmy Fallon 31-Chevy Chase 32-Will Forte