The event provided attendees an overview of the district and outlined the ways to become involved in Irving ISD schools whether that as a reading buddy at the elementary level, lunch buddy at middle school or mentoring a high school student. During the luncheon, Singley Academy sophomore Yasmine Lopez (pictured here with her mentor, Jan Fanning) shared the powerful impact of this program on her life. Really thankful for this program because it changed my whole mindset, she said, as she referenced the struggles of her family.

If you run a manufacturing company, it’s a great idea to occasionally examine your operations and try out new things. But it’s not a good idea to tear apart your production lines every few months just to see what happens. This would not only slow down your productivity, but it could get confusing.

I think anything where a child has the gene for a disease and the parents don’t is a good candidate. That child’s disease is likely to be caused by a mutation that arose specifically in the fertilized egg that developed into the child. In fact, if you look at children who are diagnosed with leukemia when they are 8 or 9, and you go back and look at their umbilical cords, you’ll find the same mutation it just hasn’t grown out yet.

Long also has been active in the local legal community, serving as the president of the Knoxville Bar Association (KBA) Barristers Division, as a member of the KBA Board of Governors and as current chair of the group’s Membership Committee. He is a fellow of the Knoxville Bar Foundation and writes a regular column for DICTA, the KBA’s monthly newsletter. Long also has worked as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tennessee College of Law, teaching a legal writing course for first year students..

Hefner was host of a television show, After Dark, and in 1960 opened a string of clubs around the world where waitresses wore revealing costumes with bunny ears and fluffy white bunny tails. In the 21st century, he was back on television in a cable reality show Girls Next Door with three live in girlfriends in the Los Angeles Playboy mansion. Network television briefly embraced Hefner empire in 2011 with the NBC drama Playboy Club, which failed to lure viewers and was cancelled after three episodes.

Life is too short to be small Benjamin Disraeli No one thought to bring Kleenex . And so there we sat, faces wet with unexpected tears, blinking hard and not looking at one another. It didn’t start off as a promising speech, much less an emotional one. The speaker had a generic name: Dave Browne.