In this April 12, 2016 photo, Houston Texans defensive end Devon Still and his fianc Asha Joyce pose with their daughter, Leah, 5, in New York. Leah gets to go to real school as a first grader next year, leaving behind the tutor she had after battling cancer and 50 50 odds of surviving stage four neuroblastoma, with which she was diagnosed back in June 2014. Survive she did, her dad documenting their journey on social media and in interviews to raise awareness of pediatric cancer.
Third baseman Chipper Jones and first baseman Jim Thome have been elected in their first year of eligibility. Jones was named on 97.2 percent of the ballots after hitting .303 with 468 home runs and 1,623 RBIs in a 19 season career that included 11 straight playoff appearances. Thome was selected by 89.8 percent of voters following a 22 year career that included 612 home runs, 1,699 RBIs and a .554 slugging average..
3. I am sorry that there is a criminal trial in Toronto that has the two top aides of her enabler and former premier, Dalton McGuinty, facing charges of allegedly erasing incriminating emails from the hard drives in her office going back to the billion dollar gas plant scandal. Such reminders of alleged corruption cannot be easy when one is plotting re election..
His progress was additionally slowed by seizures which now are under control through medication. Although there have been many bumps in the road over the past several weeks, we remain optimistic for Bart quality of life going forward, as he is becoming medically stable and beginning to make progress through rehabilitation. Our family appreciates your prayers and patience while Bart takes the necessary time to recover.
Public domain via Wikimedia Commons 1939: Singer Ma Rainey, one of the earliest known American professional blues singers, dies of a heart attack at age 53 in Rome, Georgia. Billed as “The Mother of the Blues,” she was among the first generation of blues singers to record. From the time of her first recording in 1923 to five years later, Rainey made more than 100 recordings, including such blues standards as “Bo weevil Blues,” “Moonshine Blues,” “See See Rider,” “Black Bottom” and “Soon This Morning.” [ + ].
Some of the other talent on display includes solving Rubik’s Cube, opera singing, Irish step dancing, tuba, rapping, yoga, violin, saxophone and dog tricks. Options include the disappointing The Four: Battle for Stardom on Fox and a marathon of old Season 2 Brooklyn Nine Nine reruns on TBS. Friday on AETN.