Diner Owner With Down Syndrome Serves Breakfast, Lunch and Hugs

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTim Harris, owner of Tim’s Place, is the country’s only restaurant owner with Down’s Syndrome, and the joy he gets from serving people good food carries over into his diner’s most famous export: hugs.He even has a hug counter on the wall advertising the World’s Friendliest Restaurant and recently boasting, “Over 31,814 Hugs Given.”Since Tim was 14 he has wanted to own a restaurant and his parents gave him the money to live his dream – managing a real diner.(WATCH the video from CNN below) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Salmon In The Classroom Egg Takes Scheduled

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Aquatic Education Program is kicking off this school year’s “Salmon in the Classroom” program with elementary school students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. ADF&G staff will be conducting hourly presentations at both locations. Bear Creek presentations are scheduled from 9:15a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and Anchor River presentations are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Each school will take approximately 300 coho salmon eggs back to their classrooms to incubate. Next spring the coho salmon fry from these incubation projects will be released back into Bear Creek or at a specified landlocked lake. Students will arrive hourly at each location to participate in the egg takes and learn about the salmon life cycle, egg fertilization, external anatomy, salmon identification, and habitat requirements. Classes must preregister to attend the events.center_img Students will have the opportunity to attend two local coho salmon egg take events. Soldotna Fishery Biologist Andrew Waldo: “The Salmon in the Classroom program provides students a unique perspective they wouldn’t normally be able to experience. The incubation project allows students to watch their coho salmon eggs develop into fry and learn about the salmon life cycle in their classroom this year.” The first egg take is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, at Bear Creek near Seward and the second egg take is scheduled for Thursday, October 4, at the Anchor River in Anchor Point.last_img read more

St. Louis will be without Jackson for Dallas game

first_img“We’ll find a way to spread the ball around.” The 0-3 Rams learned they lost Jackson a day after guard Mark Setterstrom was lost for the season with a torn left knee ligament and cartilage damage. Setterstrom is the second lineman the Rams have lost this season, after seven-time Pro Bowl tackle Orlando Pace sustained a season-ending shoulder injury in the opener. Leinart keeps his job Matt Leinart still is the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. Kurt Warner still will be waiting in the wings as the team’s “no-huddle” specialist after nearly leading the team to a comeback victory at Baltimore on Sunday. “We’re going to try to find ways to keep Kurt playing based on how he played yesterday,” Coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “But I don’t feel like Matt has done anything to lose the job.” How the former USC standout feels about this unusual two-quarterback approach is a mystery. As reporters crowded around Warner in the locker room, Leinart walked past with a towel over his head, grabbed the playbook out of his locker, and left. Russell joins Raiders The Oakland quarterback situation just got a little more muddled when top pick JaMarcus Russell was added to the roster and starter Josh McCown’s status was in doubt due to a sore foot. Those factors have put third-stringer Andrew Walter in limbo. The Raiders have talked to teams about trading Walter, who started eight games last season, but don’t want to make a move until they know if McCown is healthy. After starting the offseason as the only quarterback on the roster, Walter has watched as the Raiders traded for McCown, drafted Russell and signed Daunte Culpepper. Expecting to get a chance with a new team after Russell had to be added to the roster, Walter instead found out he would have to wait longer. Around the league Bills: Tight end Kevin Everett made more significant strides over the weekend in his recovery from a life-threatening spinal cord injury. Everett lifted his right arm for the first time Sunday, a day after sitting up in bed for four hours, Dr. Teodoro Castillo, his attending physician, said. … Rookie linebacker Paul Posluszny’s season is over due to a broken left forearm, and quarterback Craig Nall is back with the team after signing a one-year contract, three weeks after Buffalo cut him. Broncos: The team sent safety John Lynch and quarterback Jay Cutler for MRIs. Lynch has a strained groin and Cutler a sprained ankle. Lynch’s injury appeared more serious, although Coach Mike Shanahan didn’t reveal much. Browns: Tight end Kellen Winslow injured his left shoulder during Cleveland’s loss Sunday at Oakland. He had the shoulder wrapped and declined comment. Eagles: Running back Brian Westbrook has an abdominal strain and his availability for practice and Sunday’s game against the Giants will be determined later this week. Falcons: DeAngelo Hall, a cornerback, faces “substantial discipline” that may include a suspension following his meltdown on the field and on the sideline against Carolina. 49ers: Just when Vernon Davis finally became a key part of the offense, the tight end has been sidelined by a sprained ligament in his right knee. Lions: Rookie receiver Calvin Johnson is unsure if a back injury will prevent him from playing Sunday against the Bears. Panthers: With both arms flailing and nothing protecting his strained right elbow, quarterback Jake Delhomme was happy after an MRI determined he won’t need surgery. But Delhomme was unsure if he or backup David Carr will start on Sunday against Tampa Bay. Seahawks: Running back Shaun Alexander has a broken left wrist, but will continue to play with a protective cast, Coach Mike Holmgren said. Steelers: Wide receiver Hines Ward said an MRI exam on his bruised knee revealed no damage. Texans: Defensive tackle Cedric Killings was able to stand in the hospital and doctors are confident he’ll soon be walking despite a broken vertebra in his neck. Killings left the field on a stretcher after a headfirst collision with Indianapolis receiver Roy Hall. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson will miss at least one week with a partial tear of his left groin, an injury sustained in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 24-3 loss at Tampa Bay. Rookie Brian Leonard, a second-round pick from Rutgers, will get his first start Sunday at Dallas. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson was hopeful Jackson would be out only one game. “He’s one of our best players, if not the best player,” Olson said. “As we tell our players, anytime someone gets injured the rest of us have to pick up the slack. last_img read more