NEWS CERTAIN TO OCCUR IN 2016

first_imgRandall Enos / Cagle CartoonsSEPT. 28 — Adele announces that her new album, “26,” featuring the hit “Helloooooo Again,” will not be streamed or sold in chain stores. It will be available exclusively at the Quik Stop gas-‘n-go in Lincoln, Neb.OCT. 10 — AMC’s fall schedule includes “Cooking Dead,” a competition among chefs who create meals using only expired canned goods.By Peter FuntOther than global warfare, politics, economics and fantasy sports, there really isn’t much news to recap from 2015. So, looking ahead, here’s a handy precap of news certain to occur in 2016.JAN. 1 — President Obama issues the first ever Virtual New Year’s Forecast (VNYF), which, when viewed through tinted cardboard glasses, appears brighter.JAN. 12 — Bestselling author Bill O’Reilly reveals two new book projects: “Killing Gophers” (How backyard violence inspired a new generation of gardeners) and “Killing Time” (The painstakingly documented story of how O’Reilly waits for Martin Dugard to finish writing).FEB. 9 — In Dixville Notch, TV host Steve Harvey announces that the New Hampshire primary winners are Martin O’Malley and Rick Santorum.FEB. 28 — The Academy Awards telecast features 26 commercials for FanDuel. One ad exclaims, “Feeling left out because you don’t follow sports? Make your Oscar picks, bet as little as a dollar, and you could win $75 million!”MAR. 24 — Yale University issues new guidelines for coloring Easter eggs.MAR. 28 — At a Brooklyn news conference, Hillary Clinton announces she will charge the DNC a $200,000 speaking fee each time she is required to debate Bernie Sanders or “the guy from Maryland.”APR. 11 — Rick Santorum drops out of the presidential race after the Real Clear Politics average shows him with .001% of the GOP vote.APR. 12 — A headline in Politico asks: “Who Will Pick Up Most of Santorum’s Supporters?”MAY 17 — Canada’s parliament debates whether to build a wall to stop undocumented Vermonters from bringing maple syrup into the country.JUNE 6 — On Capitol Hill, 34 members of the GOP caucus begin a hunger strike, vowing not to eat mixed nuts at happy hour until Donald Trump ends his presidential campaign.JUNE 19 — At the home of Hollywood icon Steven Spielberg, Michelle Obama announces her candidacy for the Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer.JULY 4 — Starbucks celebrates Independence Day with purple cups. “We created a blend of red, white and blue,” explains a spokeswoman, “which we believe acknowledges the holiday in a pleasingly neutral way.”JULY 11 — Bowing to pressure from the GOP, @realDonaldTrump tweets his withdrawal from the presidential race: “Could have won easily. Better things to do with my time and money. Just closed huge deal with China for six golf courses. Hasta la vista, losers!”JULY 25 — Citing a lack of suspense at the Democratic National Convention, three major cable networks scrap live coverage in favor of reruns from the ’08 convention.AUG. 9 — The National Security Council releases results of its “Name the Jihadists” contest. First place, “ISIS”; second place, “ISIL”; third place, “Daesh”; fourth place, “The Sith.”AUG. 15 — A Google self-driving car crashes through a store window in Palo Alto, Calif., after swerving to avoid a low-flying Amazon drone.SEPT. 6 — Along with Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms. and the neutral honorific Mx., the Associated Press Stylebook adds Mt. (transgendered), Mu. (undocumented), and Mf. (overweight).OCT. 19 — Variety reports that “26” has sold 8 million copies.NOV. 8 — Television networks announce that Election Day ’16 is delayed so more debates can be scheduled.NOV. 9 — @realDonaldTrump announces he’s entering the 2020 presidential race: “I’ve spoken with some very important people who know about these things. I’ll win easily in ’20 and we’ll take back our country from the immigrants, the gays, the media and all the other losers!”NOV. 25 — Following a dismal Black Friday, pickpockets in New York file a class action suit against Visa, claiming that Chip Cards cause unreasonable delays in completing illegal transactions.DEC. 12 — Mark Zuckerberg makes a holiday appeal: “If everyone who uses Facebook gives just $1 billion to charity, we’ll have enough to solve virtually all the world’s problems.”DEC. 31 — In a New Year’s Eve message on HipChat, President Obama says he looks forward to creating the Obama Global Foundation, and to making preparations for Michelle’s 2024 presidential campaign.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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California Grill’s senior lunch program provides 3,000 lunches over 9 weeks

first_img“It feels nice being able to give stuff to people and knowing you’re doing a good thing,” said 7th grade student Annalie. The senior lunch program comes to an end tomorrow, as the California Grill is preparing to re-open and return to normal business operations, when they are able. “We just thought, with all the senior centers closing and stuff a lot of them got meals at a lower cost, so we thought we could do something like that for the seniors,” she said. General Manager Jacqueline Soule said the restaurant was inspired by local high schools giving out meals to students. Soule and her two sisters manage California Grill, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, the restaurant is only open for takeout Thursday-Saturday. In addition to California Grill’s hardworking employees and community donations, five helping hands have pitched in. Annalie, Emma, Olivia, Brandon and Nate are the three managers’ children, and have done their part to help out their moms. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. They all echoed Annalie saying they love helping out their moms and seeing smiles when they handout the lunches. Soule said the senior lunch program has been keeping them busy, and although they haven’t asked for donations. they’ve received many – whether it’s monetary, or food donations to go along with the lunches. “It’s been amazing to see the support we’ve gotten from others,” she says. VESTAL(WBNG) — The California Grill has been serving seniors in our community with a senior lunch program, providing seniors with free lunches daily. When the program began over two months ago, Soule said they handed out 30-50 lunches per week. Nine weeks later, more than 3,000 lunches have been served, something Soule said they never anticipated. last_img read more

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Tre Madden exceeding all expectations

first_imgThe only surprise is that the running back is not senior Silas Redd, whose injured knee has prevented him from playing.Instead, redshirt sophomore Tre Madden has picked up the slack, acting as a reliable power back for USC in the early portion of the season.Madden, who redshirted last year after a season-ending ACL injury in spring practice, has established himself as the team’s starter at tailback. Originally recruited as a linebacker, he has already made a name for himself in Trojan lore, becoming the first running back to open a season with three straight 100 plus rushing yard games since Marcus Allen in 1981.This impressive start has catapulted Madden into a rarely reached atmosphere, as only six other Trojan running backs have accomplished this feat, four of whom went on to win Heisman trophies.Even with this auspicious debut, Madden has remained humble, praising his offensive line and fullbacks for putting forth a great blocking effort.“The guys up front have been doing a great job,” Madden said. “I give all [the credit] to them.”In addition to the immense potential Madden has flashed on the ground, he has shown his capability as a blocker and receiver out of the backfield. Madden credits this versatility to the wide variety of positions he has played along the way. At Mission Viejo High School, he played quarterback in addition to suiting up as a linebacker as a freshman. Both of these experiences have added dimensions to Madden’s game.“For vision, reading the safeties and corners, I think [previously playing quarterback] helps out,” Madden said.His stint at linebacker contributes to his punishing and intelligent running style.Of his time at linebacker, Madden says it has helped him with “just being physical … and knowing where the linebackers are going to end up.”As a blocker, Madden credits an increase in football IQ for his improvement.“Knowing the technique … and where the offensive line is going to slide to. Different things you need to know to be successful,” Madden said.Only three games into his collegiate career on the offensive side of the ball, Madden’s future looks very bright, and has already drawn praise from an array of admirers, including USC legend Marcus Allen himself.According to the Los Angeles Times, Allen said Madden is “just sort of scratching the surface of his potential. The more he plays the position the better he’ll get and he’ll realize he can get even more out of himself.”The lofty praise from the former All-American echoes sentiments from head coach Lane Kiffin, who seems pleased with Madden thus far.“It’s hard to start much better than he has,” Kiffin said.In addition to seeking advice from the coaches, Madden talks strategy with his dad who has coached him throughout his life and played college football at Kansas State.Madden’s physical running style has evoked comparisons to everyone from Allen to Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, whom Madden designates as his favorite running back.“[Foster] brings a physicality to the game,” Madden said. “He is very determined with his running style and I think I feed off that.”The running back’s tremendous start has been complemented by the emergence of talented true freshman Justin Davis, whose shifty runs have garnered their own share of attention and praise. Together, the two provide a glimpse of a potent future combination akin to that of Lightning and Thunder with Reggie Bush and LenDale White.Davis said he looks to the veteran Madden for advice.“He has been here for three years already… so definitely he helps me out with a lot of tips,” Davis said. “I have to make sure when I get back on the field that I match his intensity.”As Madden looks to continue to punish would-be tacklers on the gridiron, Kiffin might find himself in quite the predicament in the upcoming weeks. When Silas Redd returns from his injury, there will be a crowded backfield with a bevy of talented backs looking for touches.Madden said he hopes to do what is best for the team, even if it means possibly sharing carries.“We have great running backs and getting fresh legs on all the carries is definitely more beneficial to this team,” Madden said.That’s probably true — but it wouldn’t hurt to keep giving Madden the ball as much as possible.Follow Jake on Twitter @jakedavidson23 Coming into the season, it was expected that USC’s run game would feature a dominant running back. Three games in and it appears that expectations have been met, if not surpassed.Out in the open · Redshirt sophomore tailback Tre Madden was declared the full-time starter at tailback on USC’s depth chart this week for the first time after running for 100 yards in each of the Trojans’ first three games. – William Ehart | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

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