Behind-the-scenes look: Rice University’s stunning new Opera Hall
Houston Life Reporter Lauren Kelly joins us live from Rice University’s brand new opera hall. She will show us what it takes to stage an opera performance. Kelly will show us the wigs and costumes, and she will get on stage with performers. The entire Houston community is invited April 9 for a tour, but you and your family can get a preview Thursday on Houston Life.
LGBTQ activists mark Transgender Day of Visibility with a rally honoring two Black Chicagoans who died in March
Evanston LGBTQ activist Elise Malary, whose body was found in Lake Michigan March 17, and Chicagoan Tatiana “Tee Tee” Whetstone, 33, who was found dead in a garbage bin March 18.chicagotribune.com
Book review of The Year that Broke America: An Immigration Crisis, a Terrorist Conspiracy, the Summer of Survivor, a Ridiculous Fake Billionaire, a Fight for Florida, and the 537 Votes That Changed Ev
The events of 2000, including the disputed election and the 9/11 hijackers' preparations, "broke" America, Andrew Rice argues.washingtonpost.com
Woman charged in 2007 death of 18-year-old roommate
A North Dakota woman has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of her roommate more than a decade ago, with authorities citing shifting statements from the woman and her parents as they pursued a cold-case investigation. Nichole Erin Rice, 34, had a court appearance Thursday in Ward County in the death of 18-year-old Anita Knutson, whose body was found in their apartment on June 4, 2007. Rice was arrested Wednesday at the Minot Air Force Base where she worked as a civilian, Minot Police Chief John Klug said.news.yahoo.com
Ex-Roommate Arrested 14 Years After Brutal Murder of College Student
Police handout / courtesy Anna KnutsonFor nearly 15 years, Anita Knutson’s family anxiously waited for authorities to track down who was responsible for brutally murdering the 18-year-old Minot State University student inside her off-campus apartment.That day finally arrived this week with the arrest of 34-year-old Nichole Rice, who was Knutson’s roommate and had previously told police she was out of town at her parents’ house at the time of the June 4, 2007, murder. Rice, who was arrested at thnews.yahoo.com
Crossing Trump: 2 SC Republicans take different approaches
Under pressure recently to prove her loyalty to Donald Trump, Rep. Nancy Mace traveled to New York and filmed a social media video outside Trump Tower reminding her South Carolina constituents that she was one of the former president's “earliest supporters." Facing similar scrutiny, Rep. Tom Rice has taken a different approach, quietly winding through rural stretches of his congressional district to remind voters of his work securing federal relief for frequent — often disastrous — flooding, and of his advocacy for agricultural improvements. Lifelong Republicans representing neighboring congressional districts in one of the most reliably GOP states in the U.S., Mace and Rice are unlikely players in the fierce debate over the future of their party.news.yahoo.com
Rice University, ex-piano instructor named in lawsuit alleging child sex abuse
A Houston woman has filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Rice University and a former piano instructor – who is serving time for indecency with another child – claiming years of abuse that began when she was just 10 years old.
Raising awareness, and a glass: Mission brewery introduces new ‘tlacuaches’ brew to benefit animal rescue
Locally owned business the 5X5 Brewing Company hosted a fundraiser and food drive here Saturday to help Yaqui Animal Rescue, a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter based in Sullivan City, while also raising awareness about the only North American marsupial and the Rio Grande Valley’s unofficial mascot — the opossum, or tlacuache, as they are better known throughout South Texas.myrgv.com
Man accused of trying to intimidate judge in Potter trial
A Minneapolis man has been charged with trying to intimidate the judge presiding over the manslaughter trial of the former officer charged in Daunte Wright's death. The Star Tribune reports Cortez A. Rice was charged last week with tampering with a judicial officer, a felony. Rice allegedly went into the Loring Park condominium building where he thought Judge Regina Chu lived and made comments meant to intimidate her into allowing broadcast coverage of the trial of former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kimberly Potter, who is charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Wright, 20, in April.news.yahoo.com
‘Sunny Is Just As Smart’: Condoleezza Rice’s ‘Brazenly Condescending’ Back and Forth with ‘The View’ Co-Host Sunny Hostin Called Out by Viewers
Sunny Hostin and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have different views regarding the Capitol riots that took place on Jan. 6. Those disagreements came […]news.yahoo.com
Condoleezza Rice says white kids shouldn’t be made to feel bad over CRT on ‘The View’
Condoleezza Rice brought her own distinct view to the ABC daytime chatfest as the panel discussed critical race theory and […] The post Condoleezza Rice says white kids shouldn’t be made to feel bad over CRT on ‘The View’ appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
‘They screwed up our lake’: tar sands pipeline is sucking water from Minnesota watersheds
The Anishinaabe people are rallying to save their lakes and their traditional wild rice harvests Low water levels mean rice harvesters can’t paddle their canoes to their traditional harvesting areas. Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty Images Along the eastern boundary of the White Earth Indian Reservation in north-western Minnesota, Indigenous Anishinaabe wild rice harvesters Jerry and Jim Libby set down a row of wooden pallets into the mud just beyond the dock of Upper Wild Rice Lake. It was a cnews.yahoo.com
Man who shot at cops in unrest over Floyd death is acquitted
A man charged with attempted murder after firing at Minneapolis police officers in the chaotic protests that followed George Floyd’s death has been acquitted of all charges against him. Jaleel Stallings argued self-defense during his July trial, testifying that he fired at the unmarked white van after he was struck in the chest with what turned out to be a nonlethal rubber bullet fired by police. Stallings, 29, testified that he thought he was being attacked by civilians, had been struck by a bullet and was potentially bleeding out, his attorney, Eric Rice, told The Associated Press on Friday.news.yahoo.com
Justices deal blow to outdated claims of child sexual abuse
Pennsylvania's high court on Wednesday dealt a blow to victims of child sexual abuse, throwing out a lawsuit by a woman whose lower court legal victory had given hope to others with similarly outdated claims who'd sued in the wake of a landmark report that documented decades of child molestation within the Catholic church in Pennsylvania. The 5-2 decision ended plaintiff Renee Rice's legal effort to recover damages from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown for allegedly covering up and facilitating sexual abuse she said had been inflicted on her by a priest in the late 1970s. Rice sued in 2016, but the court majority said that was too late under the Pennsylvania statute of limitations.news.yahoo.com
Flood Relocation Disproportionately Affects Non-White Houston Neighborhoods, Study Says – Houston Public Media
The study from professors at Rice and Temple universities shows the adverse affects displacement methods used to help flooding have on residents who do not live in white or affluent neighborhoods.houstonpublicmedia.org
‘We have to protect our clientele’: Some Houston employers strongly encouraging staff to get COVID-19 vaccine
HOUSTON – With all adults in Texas now able to sign up for the COVID vaccine, many employers are coming up with plans to encourage their employees to get vaccinated. We are 22,000-square-feet and it’s just we have to protect everybody.”For now, at the Rice Village salon, it’s not a mandate for employees to get the vaccine, but they are strongly encouraging it. We have to protect our clientele and we have to protect our business. AdWe’ve checked with several local businesses and most, for now, said they are strongly encouraging their employees to get vaccinated, but not requiring it at this time. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s office said the Mayor is doing the same thing; encouraging municipal employees to get the vaccine, but not requiring it.
Mulkey, Schwartz lead Rice past Ole Miss for WNIT title
Rice (23-4), which won the 2017 WBI, won its first WNIT title. Jasmine Smith added 11 points, nine rebounds and four steals for the Owls. Donetta Johnson made a layup that gave Ole Miss (15-12) its first lead with 6:12 left in the first quarter but Schwartz answered with a layup on the other end just 18 seconds later and Rice led the rest of the way. The rest of the Ole Miss team combined to make 11 of 45 (24.4%) from the field. The previous two WNIT champions, Arizona and Indiana, are in the Elite 8 of the 2021 Women's NCAA Tournament.
Charged Santa Fe High gunman to remain in state hospital for another year
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2019 file photo, Dimitrios Pagourtzis is escorted by Galveston County Sheriff's Office deputies into a courtroom at the Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston, Texas. Court records show as that period of time was ending, doctors at the hospital informed the court Pagourtzis’ competency was not likely to be restored within the next 90 days. Judge Ellisor is expected to sign another order for Pagourtzis to remain at North Texas State Hospital for 12 more months. Ad“The Court recently received, and transmitted to the State and Defense, a report from the North Texas State Hospital that Dimitrios Pagourtzis remains incompetent to stand trial. AdIn state court, Pagourtzis is considered an adult but his age at the time of the shooting prevents him from receiving either the death penalty or life without parole.
Anthony Rendon gives back, cracks jokes for a good cause
Houston native Anthony Rendon was honored at this year’s SpringSpirit Breakfast for Champions, and the Lamar and Rice alum made the event worthwhile with a great message and some fun. Berkman and his wife are heavily involved in SpringSpirit, and the Astros legend interviewed Rendon on stage. “My wife and I are very passionate about trying to give back; we’ve started our own non-profit,” said Rendon. There were laughs, of course; after all, Rendon’s spectacular performance in October 2019 helped the Nationals win a World Series against the Astros. “It’s the first time I’ve ever seen somebody’s World Series highlights where nobody in the room clapped,” said Reid Ryan.