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STM star receiver Jack Bech plans on special encore performance in senior season | High Schools

Jack Bech isn’t done yet.

After only one season as a full-time starter at St. Thomas More, Bech already ranks third in yards receiving in school history.

As a junior, the Vanderbilt commitment caught 91 passes for 1,668 yards and 20 touchdowns in helping the Cougars finish 11-2 along with the Division II state championship.

“I don’t think Jack is done,” STM offensive coordinator Shane Savoie said. “I think there needs to be another growth spurt this season, not only as a wide receiver but as a leader. And then in other areas where he can help our team.”

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Toyota adds 4Runner TRD Venture as a special off-road edition for 2020

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While consumers continue to embrace the crossover utility vehicle with its unibody design, there are still a few hardy, traditional body-on-frame SUVs available, including the venerable Toyota 4Runner.

Now in its fifth generation, the 4Runner dates to 1984, but today’s version is so much more advanced that it’s pretty much the standard-bearer among family-friendly SUVs when it’s in its real element – the off-road environment.

The midsize 4Runner returned for 2020 a new TRD off-road model called the Venture Special Edition, designed with for ridge-runners and sand-crawlers.

For 2020, the Venture

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Talking free agency and nine years on the Red Sox with Jackie Bradley Jr.: ‘It’s just a special, special achievement’

“Let’s sit outside.”

Despite gray skies and potential rain, Bradley had a lot to soak in just a day after his season ended. He sat down with the Globe and traced how he’s gotten to this point and discussed his free agency ahead.

The Red Sox are all Bradley’s ever known. It was the organization that drafted him in the first round out of the University of South Carolina in 2011, that saw him steamroll through the minors, set spring training on fire in ’13, and earn an Opening Day roster spot only to see him fall flat. It was

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AP mocked after etiquette coach says Thanksgiving hosts should offer special rooms for impeachment talk, moderators

The Associated Press was lampooned by critics on Wednesday after sharing a story in which an etiquette coach offered over-the-top advice on how to keep Thanksgiving Day political discussions peaceful.

The piece by the AP’s Dan Sewell, titled “On the Thanksgiving menu: Turkey, with a side of impeachment,” suggests Americans could use special rooms dedicated for political discussion and even an in-house moderator.

TRUMP USES TURKEY PARDON TO MOCK SCHIFF, SAYS BIRDS ALREADY RECEIVED SUBPOENAS

“Already polarized over Republican Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans are deeply split on a looming historic impeachment,” Sewell wrote. “Many families reflect the nation’s divisions, setting

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Session was anything but special | Editorials

Those who decry the partisanship, divisiveness and lack of action in Washington, D.C., should take solace in the Missouri Legislature’s special session.

It’s possible to be equally ineffective when one party controls the levers of power and people generally get along. All you need to know about this state’s special legislative session, which seemed as long, meandering and forgettable as the Tour de France, was that it prompted this quote from a governor who’s seeking re-election and needs something to run on:

“You’re not going to hit a home run every time in this building.”

Missouri spent $200,000 on a

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Centara Brings Guests Extensive Privileges with Special Promotion

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is giving travellers the chance to upgrade their holiday into The Ultimate Staycation with the launch of the new “Even Stronger Together” promotion, available at all its hotels and resorts across Thailand and overseas.

Room rates range from as little as THB 720 to only THB 3,120 per night, and there are daily hotel credits of up to THB 2,020 to spend on spa, food and drinks, plus Central department store gift vouchers of up to THB 1,600 per stay.

Guests can also have more time to experience their destination with free

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‘This world just lost a very special person’: Wilton teen, 16, remembered for positive spirit



George DiRocco, 16, who died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, is remembered fondly by friends for his positive attitude. Photo: Contributed Photo

George DiRocco, 16, who died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, is remembered fondly by friends for his positive attitude.


WILTON — Jake Sommer remembers the bonfires, the games and “Friday night dance parties” with his longtime friend, George DiRocco.

Friends since fifth grade, Sommer says DiRocco always found ways to spread a positive vibe.

Sommer and other Wilton High School classmates have been struggling to stay upbeat since DiRocco’s unexpected death on Monday.

“I think this world just lost a very special person,” Sommer said.

DiRocco, 16, died from

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How One NFL Team Paid Tribute to a Very Special Fan

The kickoff for the 2020 National Football League season was always going to be disappointing because of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, but the lack of fans turned out not to be the sport’s biggest problem. Throughout the first weekend of the NFL, fans cringed and tuned out as their favorite teams and players either kneeled during the national anthem or skipped it altogether.

With a pandemic, an economic crisis, a do-or-die election, raging wildfires, skyrocketing crime, and anarchy in the streets, many fans were looking for a distraction in the NFL. What they got was a political lecture. But there

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High school football: Catholic Central poised for special season | Prep Sports

Aldrich has already delivered that message to his players. Even though the Hilltoppers’ new opponents will include smaller programs the likes of Brookfield Academy, Jackson Living Word Lutheran and Kenosha Christian Life, nothing is going come easily for them.

“Our main goal right now is winning conference,” said McCourt, a running back and inside linebacker. “Even though we are playing smaller schools, that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have the same talent level that maybe St. Cat’s does.



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“We’re still going to go into every game thinking, ‘We have to play well in order to win. This is not

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Mets greats always knew Tom Seaver was something special

Ron Swoboda knew from the start the Mets had something special.

Then a third-year outfielder with the team, Swoboda watched Seaver pitch his first game for the Mets in 1967 and couldn’t help but marvel at the right-hander’s talent.

“As soon as I saw him pitch the first time, I said to myself, ‘He has Hall of Fame stuff,’ ” Swoboda said Wednesday, after it was announced the 75-year-old pitcher had died from complications of dementia and COVID-19. “He just has to accumulate those numbers to get into the Hall.”

The Mets had been the laughingstock of baseball in the

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Poetry provides comfort and memories of a special mother

Not many people read poetry these days. And it’s very hard for poets to get their poems published in 2020.

My dear husband, Baheej, loved poetry and was raised reading and reciting it. He read poetry every day right up to his death. Every morning. Sometimes in the afternoon, as well.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Oddly, my own mother liked poetry, which I think is unusual for someone who was raised on an Oklahoma wheat farm. She loved Robert Frost. She had never been to New England, but she read Frost to me in Minnesota, early in the morning. Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on

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‘There’s a lot of uncertainty’: Families of special education students unsure how accommodations will be met virtually | Richmond Latest News

Hanover County is preparing for about 60% of its entire student population to be back in school under a relatively normal five-day school week. The system expects 56% of the 2,600 county students who receive special education accommodations to resume in-person learning, a spokesman said.

Select K-12 special education students in Chesterfield could return to four days of in-person instruction as early as Sept. 29. Downing says her son meets the threshold to be in the first cohort, but said the school system says otherwise.

Chesterfield’s Director of Special Education Diane Glover, who did not make herself available for an

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Five Ways to Make Your Socially Distanced Wedding Feel Special

If there was one thing no bride or groom expected to derail their wedding plans, it was a global health crisis, but when the coronavirus pandemic first shuttered the wedding industry—along with just about everything else—in March of 2020, couples and their vendors started getting creative. Enter: The micro wedding. Because so many brides and grooms ultimately postponed their larger celebrations until things are safer, intimate celebrations have been on the rise. And while these couples may not have envisioned a small, socially-distanced gathering when they started planning your dream wedding, it’s important to remember that accommodating fewer people doesn’t

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Couple cares for special needs animals | Heraldrepublican

AUBURN — Animals hold special places in the hearts of Rick and Jennie Short.

They even converted a room in their Auburn home for kittens that they foster for area humane shelters that are filled to capacity.

Rick is a deputy with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and School Resource Officer at DeKalb Eastern. Jennie works with the DeKalb County Coroner’s office.

“One day, I happened to take off work and went to Walmart and found this kitten in the parking lot,” she said. “I think God just sends me these little animals because He knows we’ll take care of

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Man who lost home to Hurricane Laura discovers special family recipes that survived

Dale Anderson said he couldn’t find the strength to dig through his family’s belongings that survived Hurricane Laura.The storm flipped his mobile home in Lake Charles and destroyed most of the contents. “We don’t know what to do,” he told KTRK. “I mean, we don’t have a place. We have jobs, we just don’t have a place to live.” In the midst of the destruction, Anderson was able to find a few meaningful items: two of his wife’s family recipes. “Those were her mother’s,” Anderson said.Anderson isn’t sure if there’s anything left of his family’s home to salvage. “Everything is … Read More

Prince Harry joy: Harry shares special hobby in mind for baby Archie – ‘So grateful’ | Royal | News

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex has revealed he hopes one-year-old Archie will develop the same love he has for the Rugby League. The one downside is, however, the Duke is currently struggling to find mini rugby balls small enough for the toddler, speaking during a Zoom call with former Rugby players, coaches and volunteers from the Rugby Football League.

Prince Harry was joined in commemorating the League’s 125th anniversary by players Gemma Walsh, Emily Rudge, Jamie and Kurgan Jones-Buchanan, Jordan Robinson and Alex Donaghy, as well as volunteer Fionna Everson.

The Duke of Sussex, who now lives in Santa Barbara

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Dubuque high school teacher creates special room to help struggling students

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – Molly Anderson has been a teacher at Dubuque Senior High School for 17 years.

“I love Senior High School; we call ourselves the Ram Family and I buy into that a hundred percent,” Anderson said. “If I am a part of your family I would take care of you if you needed something.”

She recognizes many families struggle with going back to school, so she is doing something to help out. The school has been calling this room the Giving Room. Inside there are brand new school materials, like backpacks, notebooks, and pencils. Aside from that,

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Clay Howard’s newly released “A Special Gift for Santa” is a heartwarming tale of love and thoughtfulness during Christmastime.

MEADVILLE, Pa., Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — “A Special Gift for Santa”: an endearing novel that brings a wonderful realization of the Christmas spirit’s quaintness in moments of love, friendship, family, and faith. “A Special Gift for Santa” is the creation of published author Clay Howard.

Howard shares, “‘A Special Gift for Santa’ tells the classic Christmas tale. Further, it takes the reader into a wonderful new world of Christmas magic that rings so true it renews the Christmas spirit in us all.

“It is a grand tale that is sure to bring a smile, a tear, and

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See what was said in our exclusive special education Zoom conversation with education leaders, health experts

HOUSTON – Are you a parent, family member or loved one worried about your student with special needs and how this school year will impact them?

On Thursday evening, our education team members, Keith Garvin and Christine Noël moderated a discussion with health experts and education leaders.

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Panelists

  • Dr. Deena Hill with Fort Bend ISD
  • Pam McClean with Deer Park ISD
  • Nicole Roberts with Alief ISD
  • Dr. Victoria Regan, Pediatrician with Memorial Hermann
  • Dr. Shana D. Lewis, Licensed Counselor

Here’s a log of some of what was discussed:

Question: Where should parents begin about

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Your dining room gets its due with this special collection from The Home Depot

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Whether you love to entertain at home or you’re just looking to impress the most important dinner guests — your family — The Home Depot’s Home Decorators Collection’s showcase-worthy curated furnishings and home decor is specifically designed to help you carve out your own unique style.

As host or hostess knows,

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