News Comment #14: Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph apologizes for his role in helmet-swinging brawl

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback apologizes for his role in Thursday night’s in-game brawl.

Mason Rudolph, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, got into a brawl with Cleveland Browns opponent Myles Garrett. Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and hit him in the head with it.

The violent incident occurred towards the end of the Steelers’ 21-7 win over the host Cleveland Browns. The NFL hasn’t announced a punishment for Rudolph, however Garrett has been suspended for at least six games and so did two other players for less time.

Both the players did apologize for their actions. The article explores more into the fight and what happened.

The layout begins with the players apology. If the reader wants to continue, the article then goes into how the fight happened and finishes off Rudolph describing his actions in the fight. What is interesting about the article is that they lean towards the Steelers player side. The article comments about the Brown’s player but doesn’t include many statements from that player.

For more information, click on the link: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/20/us/nfl-browns-steelers-helmet-brawl-myles-garrett-mason-rudolph/index.html

In class: Description practice

It was late last night. Darkness enveloped us as we left the building. We just got done decorating for our upcoming holiday event. The cool air hit us as we passed through the doorway. Shoving open the heavy doors. She had on her purple coat and camo hat; long brown hair that fell from beneath.

We stood outside for a bit. Looking at each other, I asked if she wanted to have the file to edit for tomorrow. She said sure, but probably wont touch it till class as she has to get up early for practice. Agreeing to her response, I told her, “good job” for the work she did in helping decorating and off we went. She got into her Pontiac and drove off as I walked home.

News Comment #13: Newborn babies at a Pittsburgh hospital dressed up as Mister Rogers for Cardigan Day

A baby at the West Penn Hospital is dressed up in a red cardigan and tie to celebrate World Kindness Day and Cardigan Day in honor of Mister Rogers.a

New born babies are dressed up in cardigans and ties at Allegheny Health Network’s West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.

In celebration of World Kindness Day, it is also to honor Pittsburgher Fred Rogers, “who modeled kindness and compassion to children,” said Stephanie Waite a spokesperson for the Allegheny Health Network.

The costumes were inspired by the iconic Mister Rogers, from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”.

The parents got to have photos of their kids in cardigans and keep the outfit.

This is an example of a feature story. The topic is about dressing babies up in outfits to match a famous character. It creates a happy mood and everyone loves babies. It is short and straight to the point. A reference to the Mister Rogers film is put in the end. A good way to promote the movie.

Click the link for more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/13/us/west-penn-newborns-cardigan-day-trnd/index.html

Broadcast #3 Final

Good Morning Siouxland, Thank you for tuning into Early Bird Radio. This is your host Makaelyn Glienke and today we have some fun topics to discuss.

We all dreamed about winning the lottery, but for this man in Massachusetts he not only won the lottery, but won it twice. 

His name is Rolf Rhodes and he won $1 million dollars out of the “$4 million dollar Instant Jackpot” game out of a gas station in Mendon, Massachusetts. 

He previously won $1 million dollars in 2018. Rhodes first winning ticket was in Milford, Massachusetts, which is just a town next to Mendon. He is one lucky person.

Dolie Thompson, a Photography professor, gives us her thoughts as to why the lottery isn’t worth her time.

(insert statement)

However, Professor Thompson did say that if she were to win the lottery by chance she would take her granddaughters out of school and travel the world.

Remember the fun toys you would get with your happy meal at McDonald’s? This year marks the 40th anniversary and McDonald’s is celebrating it by bringing back their classic toys. 

This is happening between November 7 through the 11th and who isn’t excited to see their childhood toys again?

Rae Clinkenbeard, student, tells us what she thinks about the toys.

(insert statement)

Clinkenbeard likes what they are doing and wishes they would use more toys from kids movies, as they are a collectible piece.

Buying food online has grown so much that popular stores like Walmart and Hy-Vee are creating ‘dark stores’ to get orders completed without the customers around. 

It states on the CNN article, that only 5% of US shoppers buy their groceries online, but the analysts expect that number to rise in the years to come. This gives us room again when shopping at the stores. 

Tracie Tuttle, student, gives us insight into what she thinks about the ‘dark stores’.

(insert statement)

Tuttle mentioned how having the ‘dark stores’ are useful for when the zombie apocalypse happens. Better to think ahead and be prepared.


Tatum Gray revised

On Friday nights when he was younger, Tatum Gray would go with his parents to Friday Night Sand Beer League, a volleyball tournament. This began his love for the sport.

He started watching volleyball games, especially during the Olympics. When he had enough money, he got to purchase his first volleyball. Gray would practice by himself; hitting the ball against the garage. All his practice and hard work paid off. He got so good that he joined a club. Now he plays competitively.

Tatum Gray is a long way from home. Travelling all the way from Granbury, Texas, Gray decided to go to Morningside College. His athleticism has him playing for the volleyball team. He is planning on studying Advertising.

Gray travelled most of the states in the south but never ventured North. He appreciates the environment as he said, “I enjoy it here” and calls it “very pretty and green”.

Story #3 Draft

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Good Morning Siouxland, Thank you for tuning into Early Bird Radio. This is your host Makaelyn Glienke and today we have some fun topics to discuss.

We all dreamed about winning the lottery, but for this man in Massachusetts he not only won the lottery, but won it twice.

His name is Rolf Rhodes and he won $1 million dollars out of the “$4 million dollar Instant Jackpot” game out of a gas station in Mendon, Massachusetts.

He previously won $1 million dollars in 2018. Rhodes first winning ticket was in Milford, Massachusetts, which is just a town next to Mendon. He is one lucky person.

I asked student, ….., if they ever attempted the lottery or even won anything to which they said, “……”

I also asked what they would do with the money if they won the lottery for the first time.

(insert statement)

Remember the fun toys you would get with your happy meal at McDonald’s? This year marks the 40th anniversary and McDonald’s is celebrating it by bringing back their classic toys.

This is happening between November 7 through the 11th and who isn’t excited to see their childhood toys again?

We asked …. about the McDonald’s toys and what fun toy they remember getting.

(insert statement)

Buying food online has grown so much that popular stores like Walmart and Hy-Vee are creating ‘dark stores’ to get orders completed without the customers around.

It states on the CNN article, that only 5% of US shoppers buy their groceries online, but the analysts expect that number to rise in the years to come. This gives us who still like to shop at the stores room again.

We asked … if they like to grocery shop online or in store and if they like the idea of ‘dark stores’.

(insert statement)

That’s all we have for now. Tune in later for some more fun stories going on in the world. This is Makaelyn Glienke with Early Bird Radio.

This isn’t part of the script but to show you the sources. Click on the links to view the articles: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/01/us/man-wins-lottery-second-time-trnd/index.html

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/01/business/mcdonalds-happy-meal-toys-trnd/index.html

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/30/business/grocery-delivery-pickup-walmart-kroger-stop-and-shop/index.html

News Comment Week #12: Krispy Kreme strikes deal with college kid who drives 250 miles to resell its doughnuts

Gonzalez filling his vehicle full of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Jayson Gonzalez, 21, has been traveling from Clive, Iowa and back to Minnesota to deliver Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Minnesota’s last Krispy Kreme store closed in 2008. Gonzalez came up with the idea, because he coaches a soccer tournament in Iowa, he could pick up the doughnuts and bring them back to the Minnesotans.

It all began with his post on the Facebook Marketplace to see if anyone would want some Krispy Kreme doughnuts. That began his business as he instantly received responses and soon created a Facebook page called Krispy Kreme Run Minnesota.

The page updates the followers on quantities and pickup locations. There are 5,000 followers to the page.

The money Gonzalez makes is used to help pay for his college education. However, Krispy Kreme got into contact with Gonzalez and made him shut down his operations.

Krispy Kreme appreciated Gonzalez’s work for bringing the love of their doughnuts to the customers, so they offered to help Gonzalez’s goal and made sure he will be debt-free when he graduates in 2021.

This is an example of a feature story. They go into detail behind Gonzalez and his reasoning for doing these deliveries. There are specific details to numbers based on the amount of followers, how many boxes he could deliver, and the pricing Gonzalez charged to his consumers. There is a happy tone to it in the end as Krispy Kreme will help support Gonzalez and his education. The story feels personal and enjoyable to read compared to typical news stories.

Click here to read the article: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/05/us/krispy-kreme-minnesota-trnd/index.html

News Comment #11: Record 176 people stung by stingrays at popular California beach in one day

**Embargo: Los Angeles, CA** A record number of swimmers were stung by stingrays on Saturday in Huntington Beach, authorities said.

People had to be cautious when stepping into the Huntington Beach waters in California as 176 people were stung by stingrays in only one day.

Warm weather means time at the beach for the people, but it also means low tide. And the low tide is where stingrays reside. It is a bad case when people step on the stingrays and get stung.

Lifeguards were caring for people stung by soaking their injuries in warm water. The article goes on describing more about stingrays and educated people are shuffling their feet when in the water to scare them away.

The formatting of the article begins with the amount of people stung by stingrays and goes on explaining why there were so many out at the beach that day. Majority of the quotes used in article begin with the statement before attributing the speaker.

In a broadcast view, the story would of after its comparison report of fewer people at the beach due to the colder weather.

Or to take the story in a different direction, jump right into the education of the of the stingrays and why they a lot of people that day.

Click here for more information: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/29/us/stingray-stings-huntington-beach-trnd/index.html

CoupleShoot

Breaking News. Groom is missing after shooting newlywed wife.

Richard Brunson, 50, shot his newlywed bride, Laurette Kenny Brunson, 38, at their wedding reception Saturday.

Sargent Mann from the Sioux City Police force said this. (Insert sound.)

Brunson used a .22 caliber handgun on his wife at their home, located 617 Black Street.

Marilyn Corse a witness said, (insert sound)

Brunson’s whereabouts are still unknown.

As for Mrs. Brunson, she is recovering well at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was shot in her stomach.

And now on to other news.

Science Scavenger Hunt

A species of Ophiocordyceps sprouts from Camponotus novogranadensis, an ant species, in Itacolomi State Park in Brazil. Credit João Araújo

Did you know Zombies do exist? A certain fungus is the cause and insects are the victims.

In this recent New York Times article, scientist have studied a fungus that turns ants into zombies. Not like the zombies on The Walking Dead and Zombieland, where they physically attack humans. The fungus called Ophiocordyceps, uses the host to grow more of itself.

When an ant comes into contact with the fungus, fungal cells begin to slip inside the body. The fungal cells will spread and over power the body. Chemical signals are sent to the brain causing the ant to act strange.

The ant leaves its nest. Either kicked out or torn apart by the other ants who noticed the sickness.

The infected ant finds a stationary location close to the nest to infect others. The fungus starts to grow outside of the body. Giant stalks grow through the head. Spores shower over the area.

Thus beginning the process again. Starting with a new ant coming into contact with the fungus.

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For more information on the article; click on the link: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/24/science/ant-zombies-fungus.html