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Taking a bite of the Big Apple: Journey to NYC is trip-of-a-lifetime for WHS singers

April 17, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON New York City was the destination, with musical and educational expansion as the goal, when 107 Worthington High School (WHS) choral students, led by WHS choir director Kerry Johnson, headed to the Big Apple in late March.
With nine official chaperones and 15 additional “tour tag-alongs,” the 132-member Worthington group boarded three Readings Bus Lines coaches on the afternoon of March 25 and arrived at their hotel in New Jersey roughly 24 hours later. Continue Reading

School board approves Trojan Choir NYC trip

March 20, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The Worthington District 518 Board of Education approved a Trojan Choir trip to New York City from March 25 to 30, 2013 during the board’s meeting Tuesday. Continue Reading

Marilyn in the Big Apple: Day 3

March 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Thursday was another big day in the Big Apple for Marilyn Hagerty, Herald columnist and Internet star. She spent much of the day doing interviews, including taping with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Her star grew brighter in the afternoon when her review of Olive Garden, the column that set the Internet on fire, surpassed 1 million hits on www.GrandForksHerald.com. That’s about the same number of hits as the website’s next nine most popular stories combined. Continue Reading

NYC police question man in firebomb attacks

January 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Detectives questioned a man today in connection with the firebombing of an Islamic cultural center and three other New York City sites, attacks they said might turn out to be hate crimes. Continue Reading

Tight security planned for New Years Eve event at Times Square

December 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Less than two weeks after graduating from the New York City police academy, more than 1,500 rookie officers have a daunting first assignment: helping to protect Times Square on New Year’s Eve. The deployment is just one of an array of security measures many visible, many not that the New York Police Department rolls out each year for the event that turns the “Crossroads of the World” into a massive street party that stretches 17 blocks through the heart of Manhattan. Continue Reading

Tough choice looms on 9/11 health lawsuits

December 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

More than 1,600 people who filed lawsuits claiming that their health was ruined by dust and smoke from the collapsed World Trade Center must decide by Jan. 2 whether to keep fighting in court, or drop the litigation and apply for benefits from a government compensation fund. Continue Reading

Dayton: Vikings owner’s new digs a non-factor

December 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dayton said today that Wilf’s private affairs shouldn’t factor into the heated debate over public stadium financing at the state Capitol. The Vikings are seeking public money for more than half the cost of a new football stadium. Continue Reading

Wall Street protesters energized by park decision

October 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Anti-Wall Street protesters went into today campaigns emboldened by a change of plans among park property owners and police to usher them out of their lower Manhattan encampment for cleanup and impose restrictions that would have essentially shut down their Occupy Wall Street headquarters. Continue Reading

Occupy Wall Street protesters thwart attempt to evict them from park in NYC

October 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Anti-Wall Street protesters exulted today after beating back a plan to clear them from the park they have occupied for the past month, saying the victory will embolden the movement across the U.S. and beyond. Continue Reading

Occupy Wall Street protesters thwart attempt to evict them from park in NYC

October 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Anti-Wall Street protesters exulted today after beating back a plan to clear them from the park they have occupied for the past month, saying the victory will embolden the movement across the U.S. and beyond. Continue Reading