“Country singer Darius Rucker questioned what century it is after receiving a racist tweet earlier this week.
The “Wagon Wheel” singer from South Carolina — who just released his third studio album, “True Believer,” on Tuesday — was the target of a racist tweet from a user who thinks he should leave country music “to the white folk.”"
How sad… Keep your head up!
“Asking the jury that convicted her of murder to let her live, Jodi Arias said in a Phoenix courtroom Tuesday that she never meant to cause her victim’s family so much pain — and that if she was given a life sentence she would contribute to society.
“This is the worst mistake of my life. It’s the worst thing I’ve ever done,” Arias said of the brutal killing of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander. “To this day, I can hardly believe I was capable of such violence.”
On Tuesday, Arias told the jury that during the sentencing phase she had contemplated suicide, saying, “I saw it as taking myself off of life support.” But she said thoughts of her own family kept her from following through.
Similarly, she noted that she had made public statements that she preferred the death penalty to a life sentence. But she said that at the time she had “lost perspective” and now realized the pain her death would cause her family.
“I’m asking you, please, please don’t do that to them,” she told the jurors.
“I’ve already hurt them so badly, along with so many other people. I want everyone’s healing to begin, and I want everyone’s pain to stop.” “
Sending our prayers to Jodi and her family.
“Barbara Garcia survived the tornado that ravaged Moore, Okla., by hiding in her bathroom. When the stormed passed, she found herself in the rubble of what was her house. “I hollered for my little dog … he didn’t answer,” she mournfully told a CBS News reporter. “So I know he’s in here somewhere.” Something incredible happened just moments later, though: Midway through the interview, someone spots the dog buried under the debris right behind her, and an overjoyed Barbara rushes to help her pet. “Bless your little bitty heart,” she says, pulling the dog to safety. “I thought God just answered one prayer — to let me be OK — but he answered both of them, because this was my second prayer.” “
That’s great her dog was found safe. Again our prayers go out to all those affected by this tornado.
“A soprano gospel singer claims that biting into a piece of glass at McDonald’s has made her voice sound like a man’s.”
“Jacqueline Simpson, 52, claims she bit into a shard of glass bigger than a penny while she was having a chicken sandwich at a Broadway McDonald’s near the World Trade Center in New York in May 2010.
Simpson told the New York Post that she noticed a change in her voice immediately.
“Now when I sing, I have a hoarse, rattly voice,” said Simpson, 52. “I still sing alto, but I can’t sing soprano like I used to.”
Wait in the “chicken sandwich”??? That sounds painful, Prayers sent to her.