ARLINGTON, Texas — Jerry Jones is a storyteller. Not in a fictional sense, though some of the stories Jones has told over the years might leave you saying, “Did this actually happen?” Jones’ stories come from 80 years worth of life experience. Many stories we know, like when Jones’ father persuaded him not to purchase the San Diego franchise of the American Football League. We know he was in Cabo on vacation when he discovered the Cowboys were for sale. We know his side of the story when it was time to part ways with Jimmy Johnson. We know why he stuck with Jason Garrett for nearly 10 years. We know the stories of when it was time to build AT&T Stadium. Jerry Jones has lived a public life, and it appears he’s embraced most of it. There is one story he hasn’t told enough, however, considering what he’s seen. It’s the one about the day he stood on the schoolhouse steps in North Little Rock, Ark., watching as six Black teenagers were denied entry into his high school. The … [Read more...] about What does uncovered Jerry Jones photo from Little Rock tell us about the Cowboys owner?
The Beyond Meat executive charged with biting a man's nose during a fight last month left the plant-based meat company Friday amid a larger round of job cuts as the company seeks tries to offset a decline in sales. Doug Ramsey, a former Tyson Foods executive who joined Beyond Meat as its chief operating officer late last year, was charged with felony battery and making a terroristic threat after a Sept. 17 fight in a parking garage at the University of Arkansas. Beyond Meat suspended Ramsey a few days later. On Friday, Beyond Meat said in a regulatory filing that Ramsey was leaving the company. Ramsey is scheduled to appear in court next week. The news came as Beyond Meat announced a second round of job cuts and trimmed its revenue expectations for the year. The company said Friday that 200 job cuts, which amount to about 19% of its total global workforce, will be mostly completed by the end of the year. It cited record inflation as well as increased competition and lower … [Read more...] about Beyond Meat exec departs amid job cuts, slowing sales
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative groups that sought to get hundreds of “parents’ rights” activists elected to local school boards largely fell short in last week's midterm elections, notching notable wins in some Republican strongholds but failing to gain a groundswell of support among moderate voters. Traditionally nonpartisan, local school boards have become fiercely political amid entrenched battles over the teaching of race, history and sexuality. Candidates opposing what they see as “woke” ideology in public schools have sought to gain control of school boards across the U.S. and overturn policies deemed too liberal. The push has been boosted by Republican groups including the 1776 Project PAC, which steered millions of dollars into local school races this year amid predictions of a red wave. But on Tuesday, just a third of its roughly 50 candidates won. Moms for Liberty, … [Read more...] about ‘Too hyperbolic’? School board parental rights push falters
(BPT) - As we honor veterans this month, it can be easy to forget about the challenges some continue to face at home: challenges that include undergoing critical medical procedures in a timely manner. Long wait times Veterans have to wait too long for surgical care in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. According to a survey by Veterans Need Care Now , a grassroots coalition committed to reducing surgical wait times, 23% of veteran households report delays in securing VA health appointments and surgical procedures. Access to high-quality, timely care Veterans deserve access to high-quality care without long wait times. Reports have shown a lack of access to anesthesia services in the VA, which may be a contributing factor to lengthy wait times along with other factors such as staff shortages, limited space and access to specialists. A national review of staffing shortages at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) for fiscal year 2021 found … [Read more...] about CRNAs are the solution to delayed surgical care for veterans
The candidates and ballot measures that triumphed in the midterm elections prove that millions of voters are most energized by abortion access — not worries about inflation or crime. It’s a lesson that both sides of the abortion debate will take into 2024. In California, Michigan and Vermont, voters approved measures ensuring the right to abortion in state constitutions, and in Kentucky and Montana, voters rejected measures that would have curtailed that right. Meanwhile, candidates who emphasized abortion rights in battleground states, such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, ran away with races that were expected to be much closer. “For years, the polling has shown that Americans support abortion rights, but there have been very few places where that has been the direct question to voters,” said Elizabeth Nash, principal policy associate at the Guttmacher Institute, which supports abortion rights. “Here you have five states across the political spectrum and in very … [Read more...] about Abortion bumped inflation to the back burner. Both sides see lessons for 2024
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 NEW YORK (AP) — Not all of his friends have abandoned him, but the harsh media reaction to former President Donald Trump's announcement that he's seeking the top office again illustrates that if he wants his old job back, he has a lot of convincing to do. Just glance at some headlines: “Trump Shocks the World by Nearly Putting Us to Sleep,” said the RedState blog. “Old Mar-a-Lago Man Yells at Cloud,” said the American Conservative. “Donnie, Time to Go Away,” said Blue State Conservative. “Trump 3.0 is a Changed Man. He's a Loser,” said the Washington Examiner. “No,” simply read the National Review headline. And those are conservative organizations. “I've been aggregating stories from right-wing media since 2017,” said Howard Polskin, founder of The Righting newsletter. “I've never seen Trump receive such negative coverage from these outlets. It's not only negative, … [Read more...] about Trump bid nets tough reaction from some former media friends
DALLAS — A sure sign that a season has not met expectations is when the coach has to deny everything has turned into a hot mess. Mired in Texas A&M’s longest losing streak in 50 years and with no bowl appearance coming, coach Jimbo Fisher was disputing the perception — despite plenty of evidence to the contrary. “It’s not in disarray,” Fisher said during his weekly press conference on Monday afternoon. “We’ve got very good players here. We’ve got good guys that we’ll keep coaching, good young players. … “We’re not in disarray in recruiting. We’re not in disarray in our team. Our guys are playing their tails off, playing hard. We’ve got to continue to help them play better. They’ve got a great attitude and demeanor. It looks very good.” Time will tell. During a 3-7 season, five of the losses have come by one score. “Is it far away?” Fisher asked rhetorically. “It can be, but it’s also very close, too. It’s not like it’s unreachable.” The present isn’t exactly anyone’s … [Read more...] about Once ranked, were there warning signs Texas A&M’s season would take such a fall?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 On the first day of classes at North Little Rock High, a crew-cut sophomore named Jerral Wayne Jones found his spot among a phalanx of White boys who stood at the front entrance and blocked the path of six Black students attempting to desegregate the school. In a photograph taken at the scene, Jones could be seen standing a few yards from where the six Black students were being jostled and repelled with snarling racial slurs by ringleaders of the mob. At one point, a Black student named Richard Lindsey recalled, someone in the crowd put a hand on the back of his neck. A voice behind him said, "I want to see how a nigger feels." The ruffian hostility succeeded in turning away the would-be new enrollees. The confrontation occurred 65 years ago, on Sept. 9, 1957, during the same month that a higher-profile integration effort was taking place at Little … [Read more...] about Jerry Jones helped transform the NFL, except when it comes to race
Listen to this article A car like the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is full of performance potential. It packs a potent powertrain, active aerodynamics, and rear-wheel steering, but unleashing its full ferocity on public roads will get you in serious trouble. That happened to one California driver who the police caught speeding at nearly 100 miles per hour (160 kilometers per hour) over the speed limit. The egregious speeding resulted in a speeding ticket, which police posted to social media as an example of what not to do. It shows the driver receiving a reckless driving charge, a misdemeanor offense. According to the ticket, the officer clocked the Lamborghini going 152 mph (244 kph) in a 55-mph (88-kph) zone. Gallery: Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 36 Photos The California Highway Patrol made the stop in Santa Barbara County on Highway 154. KTLA describes the … [Read more...] about Police Bust Lamborghini Driver Doing Almost 100 MPH Over The Limit