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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Big wedding? Nah! Couples happily hitched in fuss-free day at South Bend park. | Local

SOUTH BEND — He pushed her in her wheelchair from their bus stop, passed the Leeper Park fountain and proceeded to the wedding arch — quivering in the wind — that was secured on a low-hanging branch from a huge oak tree.

Homeless and living in a motel, they’d met in weather amnesty, now together for about a year. But neither court officials nor their pastor could perform the ceremony. It seemed the pandemic may have been at least partly to blame.

So they became the third couple to wed in a series of quick, pop-up ceremonies Saturday in the park. He knelt beside her wheelchair as they affectionately clasped and stroked each other’s hands during the few scripted minutes, led by Mary Gibson of the new business Get Hitched Indiana.

It was marriage No. 4 for both, but, just before the ceremony, the bride said, “We’re like two peas

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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 also has

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Maskless wedding photo at Woodstock Inn irks local officials, businesses

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Downtown Woodstock, where an uproar has developed after a photo of a maskless wedding at the Woodstock Inn. Photo by Anne Wallace Allen/VTDigger

This article by Nora Doyle-Burr was first published in the Valley News on Oct. 5.

WOODSTOCK — Municipal officials expressed concerns about public safety amid the Covid-19 pandemic after a photo from a wedding at the Woodstock Inn & Resort on Saturday — showing attendees not wearing masks or practicing social distancing — circulated on social media.

“The Woodstock Village and Town leadership is well aware of and extremely concerned about the lack of masks and social distancing portrayed by a photo taken at a Woodstock Inn wedding event this past Saturday,” Jeffrey Kahn, chairman of the Woodstock Village Trustees, wrote in a Listserv post Sunday evening.

The photo, which shows roughly 40 people wearing dresses and suits sitting shoulder to shoulder in white folding chairs outside,

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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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Clothing company Patagonia joins Idaho Conservation League lawsuit against EPA | Local News

BOISE — High-profile outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia last week joined an Idaho Conservation League lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Idaho Conservation League has joined with the Sierra Club, the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance in western Washington, and Mi Familia Vota, a Latino-focused national voter participation group, in suing the EPA over concerns about water quality.

“The Trump administration issued a new version earlier this year of the Waters of the United States rule, and we feel it is far less protective than the existing rule,” said Marie Callaway Kellner, conservation program director for the Idaho Conservation League. Currently, neither a 2015 rule change nor the Trump administration’s rule are the law of the land; with the litigation and attempts to repeal the laws, a rule that was in place in 2008 is actually governing waters in the United States.

“We are very concerned because this latest version

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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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