Sports | A Swimmer Saved by What She Lost Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Tormented by pain, Morgan Stickney made the agonizing decision to have her lower leg removed. The groundbreaking procedure may change the course of her life, and the future of amputations. Credit Credit Rachel Woolf for The New York Times Supported by ByDavid Waldstein March 3, 2019 COLORADO SPRINGS — The last thing Morgan Stickney remembers from before her lower leg was amputated is lying on a hospital gurney waiting for the anesthesia to take hold. With a debilitating fear racing through her mind, she asked her surgeon to hold her hand. They talked about swimming until she passed out. “It’s the last moment I had with two legs,” she said. “I was in the pool, the most happy place for me.” Five years earlier, Stickney had dreams of becoming an Olympian. At 15, she ranked in the top 20 nationally in … [Read more...] about A Swimmer Saved by What She Lost
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PUBLISHED: 16:11 07 November 2018 Brad Jones The winners of Stars of Suffolk 2018 will be annouced on Thursday -here are the finalists. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant It’s the Stars of Suffolk awards on Thursday – one of the highlights of the year in the county. Take a look at the finalists here. Who do you think should win? Picture: STARS OF SUFFOLKCarer of the YearJulie Robinson Julie Robinson, who works at the Britten Court care home in Lowestoft, is a carer of exceptional quality and creativity. She goes above and beyond to support the wellbeing of the people at the home. In one particular example, a resident was very ill and no longer able to visit the seaside she loved. So Julie went to the beach to collect, sand, shells and seawater. She even recorded the sounds of the beach – giving a wonderful sensory experience to the resident.Julie Robinson, lifestyle coordinator at Britten Court care home in Lowestoft. Picture: CARE … [Read more...] about Meet the finalists in this year’s Stars of Suffolk awards
Gina Kaufman and Jim Schaefer Detroit Free Press Published 8:00 AM EDT Oct 24, 2018 They have guns, wear badges and patrol Michigan’s streets. They're even in uniform. But they’re not real cops. Across Michigan, police departments have enlisted civilians to work alongside licensed officers to patrol communities and even assist real cops with arrests. But unlike the regular officers licensed by the state, these armed civilians are unregulated. A Detroit Free Press investigation found there are no state-established training requirements for reserve officers, as they are commonly known; no standards for screening their qualifications, and no process for monitoring their conduct. The state agency responsible for police licensing and training is not regulating reserve officers — despite gaining authority last year to do just that — and has no idea how many such unlicensed volunteers there are statewide. This lack of oversight … [Read more...] about Michigan does not monitor 3K civilians who look like real cops
STEPHEN CURRY PEERS toward a far wall and tries to imagine his future. He's sitting beside a practice court at the Warriors' downtown Oakland facility on a late September afternoon as his tenth training camp nears its close. Practice ended an hour ago, after which he sank 69 out of 77 3-point attempts, then knocked down down 10 consecutive free throws, five of which he swished, his punctuation to close every post-practice session. (If he doesn't swish five of the 10 consecutive free throws, he'll start over.) After finishing, he wraps a towel around his neck and retires to a cushioned bench near the training room door. On a distant wall facing him, the franchise's championship banners hang. Curry gazes at them and begins thinking about his father. Dell Curry wasn't the NBA superstar that his son would one day become, but he more than made his mark as a spark-plug reserve, a perennial Sixth Man of the Year contender who won the honor in 1993-94. Like his son, Dell possessed deep … [Read more...] about Steph at 30: Can Curry’s otherworldly shooting fight the test of time?
Lisa Mascaro, Alan Fram and Laurie Kellman Associated Press Published 12:16 PM EDT Sep 27, 2018 Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee and a riveted nation Thursday that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in a locked room at a 1980s high school gathering, as the panel began an extraordinary hearing at which Kavanaugh hoped to salvage his Supreme Court nomination. “I believed he was going to rape me,” said Ford, 51, her voice breaking. Expressing certainty that Kavanaugh was her attacker, the California psychology professor explained how the brain remembers traumatic events. “Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter, the uproarious laughter of the two,” she said, referring to Kavanaugh and a friend who was with him. Kavanaugh now 53, has denied Ford’s and other women’s allegations of sexual misconduct, in a clash that has underscored America’s political and cultural fault lines. But the accumulating accusations … [Read more...] about Ford says she’s ‘100 percent’ sure Kavanaugh was attacker