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Breast cancer survivor urges women to get regular screenings and mammograms, thanks local non-profit ‘The Rose’

The first time Ediana Quijada found a lump in her breast, she was laughed off and told “it was happening because of her period and nothing to worry about.”

It was far from nothing. After a six-year battle with metastatic breast cancer, the cheerful Houston native is happy to share her story with other young women, advising regular breast exams, early detection having made a key difference in many cases.

In the fall of 2012, 29-year-old Ediana was finishing her construction management internship at the University of Houston.

The internship did not offer health insurance but UH hosts free mammography screenings in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. However, when she told the nurses about her lump, they assured her, with a cursory glance, that she was too young to worry about cancer. She was sent away without a mammogram.

Reassured and a little abashed about being paranoid,

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CASEY: Judge rules home’s transfer was unlawful ‘gift’ and voids deed | Local News

And then on Sept. 17, 2018, King died at age 80 in a rehabilitation center in Salem. He had been ill for almost a year. And although his house was paid for, it didn’t wind up among King’s estate.

That’s because six months earlier, his live-in caretaker, Tracie Hernandez, had improperly deeded the house as a gift to a friend of hers, according to court papers. Hernandez did that using a power of attorney King Sr. had granted Hernandez in December 2017, to manage King’s financial affairs.

According to Roanoke’s real estate records, the home in question is brick, single-level, with 1,700 finished square feet not counting a 1,400-square-foot basement. Built in 1948, it has three bedrooms and two baths.

It stands on slightly less than an acre and has a detached garage. For tax purposes, the land and improvements are assessed at $101,000.

Ann King questioned how the title

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Peru State’s new coach got his first win in remarkable fashion | Local sports



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Peru State running back Ki’Jana Owens had a career-high 173 rushing yards against Baker last week, including 142 in the second half.




Peru State looked like a different team during the second half of last Saturday’s game, turning a 10-3 halftime deficit into a 30-17 win over previously unbeaten Central Methodist.

Coach Casey Creehan offered a simple explanation for the turnaround.

“Our execution wasn’t where it needed to be” in the first 1½ games, said Creehan, whose team lost its opener 41-2 before last weekend’s comeback. “In the second half, we just executed better.”

It’s understandable that it took the Bobcats time to get on the same page.

Creehan, who coached Lyon College in Arkansas last season, took over at Peru at the beginning of March — just ahead of COVID-19 shutting down campuses for the rest of the spring.

Peru’s first two scheduled games were postponed

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White House chief of staff hosted wedding in May that flouted local coronavirus guidelines

Haley Meadows Kocher, daughter of White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, got married in Atlanta on May 31, amid the coronavirus pandemic, with a ceremony that violated local caps on social gatherings.



Mark Meadows wearing a suit and tie: White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks to the media about US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, October 2, 2020. - Meadows addressed the positive Covid-19 tests of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. "They remain in good spirits. The president does have mild symptoms and as we look to try to make sure that not only his health and safety and welfare is good, we continue to look at that for all of the american people," Meadows said. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)


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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks to the media about US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, October 2, 2020. – Meadows addressed the positive Covid-19 tests of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. “They remain in good spirits. The president does have mild symptoms and as we look to try to make sure that not only his health and safety and welfare is good, we continue to look at that for all of the american people,” Meadows said. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

The gathering is yet another example of administration officials actively

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A Win-Win! With Bookshop You Can Support Local Bookstores While Still Shopping Online

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If you want the convenience of ordering books online but none of the guilt for not supporting your local book shop, we have the perfect solution: Bookshop.com. You can find your local bookstore on their map, and order reads directly from them online. Otherwise, the sales from your order contribute to an earnings pool that’s evenly distributed among indie bookstores nationwide. How perfect!

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Bookshop.com has a wide selection of books, so odds are you’ll find what you’re looking for. And the best news of all is that they’ve raised more than $7 million for local bookshops already.

This B-Corp

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Owners of Wee Kirk o’the Heather Wedding Chapel ‘surprised’ to see it demolished | Las Vegas Local Breaking News, Headlines



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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — The family who owned Wee Kirk o’the Heather Wedding Chapel in downtown Las Vegas said they were just as surprised to see it demolished as the rest of the community. 

“It was definitely sad to see it go and we really weren’t aware that they were going to bulldoze it down,” said Joshua Gust. 

The sign is now the only piece left of the historic chapel that dates back to 1940. Gust’s parents bought it in 1980. 

“As a kid, I remember going down there, doing my homework. It’s kind of a unique building. It had a basement in it, it had a bedroom in the back, it had all kinds of things,” said Gust. 

It was one of the first chapels on Las Vegas Boulevard but as downtown changed, so did business. 

“You drove right by it, it was kind of the last place you

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As Singapore Moves to Protect Local Jobs, Expats Question Their Role

A living room with a view.

Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg

Something big is missing from Singapore’s picturesque and impeccably maintained highway linking downtown with Changi A­irport: traffic.

The collapse in international travel has hit the city-state especially hard. Borders are shut to tourists and much of Singapore Airlines Ltd.’s proud fleet is mothballed. The idea of “flights to nowhere” had even been floated — effectively three-hour sight-seeing trips that would be bundled with staycations, shopping vouchers and limousine services. Now that has been scrapped for a plan to serve lunch aboard a grounded jumbo jet, a tour of the carrier’s training facilities and home delivery of first- and business class

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5 ways the local beauty industry can be more inclusive

Women of colour are often made to feel excluded from mainstream industries, one of which is the contentious beauty industry. Just recently in South Africa, Clicks was subject to a hair-raising beauty campaign that seemed to suggest that the hair of Black women was substandard.

Currently, it’s been placed in an acceptable, agreeable arena having checked the inclusion box. Sadly, inclusion, as defined currently, isn’t inclusion at all nor has the industry been adjusted to make way for a specific woman with specific requirements.
To ensure that the local beauty industry is as inclusive as possible, here

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85 Years Ago – Courthouse Square’s model home to open | Local History

Oct. 5, 1935

Model Home set to open on square

After weeks of work, the Model Home on Courthouse Square was set to open its doors on Oct. 7.

Alfred Hagen, regional director of the federal housing administration, turned the keys to the model home over to Mrs. Harold Scragg, general chairwoman of the woman’s division of the Better Housing Committee of Scranton and Dunmore. The members of the women’s division would serve as hostesses when the model home was open for visitors.

The model home was an old cottage that once stood in Dunmore. The building was relocated to Courthouse Square in June. Contractors and building goods suppliers renovated the cottage into a modern home.

The furnishings and decorations for the home were put together by Harriet Seifert, of Stoehr & Fister; Dorothy Peck, of McKelvey and Bolling; Lee Donnolly; and Howard Wilkins.

The landscaping around the home was

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Beauty show offers local players space for comeback

THE inaugural Beautylife Bonanza was certainly one of the most anticipated events among beauty industry players after the market came to a standstill due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the movement control order (MCO).

The three-day exhibition at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre was brought by beautyexpo and Cosmobeaute Malaysia, and organised by Informa Markets.

Informa Markets country general manager (Malaysia) Gerard Leeuwenburgh said Beautylife Bonanza was held with a mission to give back to the local beauty industry by helping players bounce back with confidence.

“Almost all industries have been hit hard by the pandemic. As a leading exhibition organiser internationally, we wanted to provide the beauty industry with a platform to connect with customers.

“It is not about profit-making for us, but more about helping exhibitors reach out to the beauty community and gradually improve their business, ” he said, adding that the exhibition was the first for Informa

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