Author Interviews
2:15 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Preventing Silicon Valley's 'Immigrant Exodus'

Wharton Digital Press

Originally published on Fri October 5, 2012 3:02 pm

A new study from the Kauffman Foundation shows that the number of immigrant entrepreneurs in the United States has fallen slightly. But according to Vivek Wadhwa, an author of the study, the drop is especially steep in Silicon Valley, long a magnet for the brightest and most ambitious minds from around the world.

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9:03 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

For Special Education Teacher, 'Every Day Is Precious'

Ken Rensink found his calling, teaching special education, after a debilitating accident when he was 19. Now 47, he talked about his journey with friend and colleague Laurel Hill-Ward at StoryCorps in Chico, Calif.

Originally published on Fri October 5, 2012 8:04 am

Ken Rensink's path to special education teaching began when he was 19, just one day after he completed his training for the U.S. Army Reserves. He fell asleep at the wheel of his car, hit a telephone pole and nearly lost his life.

"I was paralyzed from the waist down," Ken told friend Laurel Hill-Ward, a Chico State University professor who trains special education teachers. "My left arm was so weak, I could barely hold a plastic cup of water."

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It's All Politics
6:26 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Obama Aims Post-Debate Barbs At Romney As Many Ask: Why'd He Wait?

President Obama drew a crowd in Madison, Wis., the day after his widely panned first debate against GOP challenger Mitt Romney.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 6:39 pm

For President Obama, Thursday appeared to have its share of what the French call staircase wit.

We've all experienced it. Heading up the stairs to bed, you think of the perfect response to something someone else said earlier. Of course, it's too late.

The day after his widely panned presidential debate performance, Obama delivered the sort of retorts to his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, that were mainly absent the night before.

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Channel 5
5:16 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Locally Lubbock: Heart Gallery

The Thompsons play charades.

On this edition of Locally Lubbock Keith Kohanek profiles the Heart Gallery of the South Plains and meets a family who made more than a few additions to their home since visiting the photo gallery.

Channel 5
5:10 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Locally Lubbock: At'l Do Farms

Marcela and Keith get lost in the Maize at At'l Do Farms.

For our Ag Feature this time on Locally Lubbock, we head to At'l Do Farms just outside of Shallowater to conquer the Maize! We chat with owners James and Patti Simpson to find out just what goes into their successful agri-business.

Channel 5
5:09 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Locally Lubbock: Lubbock Tri Club

Lubbock Tri Club Coach Derek Kite coaches a swimmer.

For Locally Lubbock's Sports Feature, Marcela Garcia chats with Lubbock Tri Club president and coach Derek Kite.

Channel 5
4:59 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Locally Lubbock: Tori Vasquez Performs

Tori Vasquez performs at Triple J's.

Our musical guest on the October edition of Locally Lubbock is Shallowater native, Tori Vasquez. Her recently released EP Let It Go is available on iTunes. Check out her website for more on this local talent!

The Two-Way
4:46 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

FBI Team Spends 12 Hours In Benghazi

Three weeks after the attack on the U.S. consulate that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead, a team of FBI investigators got to the site in Benghazi, Libya, on Wednesday and departed today after about 12 hours on the ground, The Associated Press reports.

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Movie Reviews
4:42 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

No Contest: Everything Is Better With 'Butter'

Iowans Laura (Jennifer Garner, front right) and Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell) fight to remain the first couple of state-fair butter sculpting.

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 5:20 pm

Unless you've attended a Midwestern state fair — or perhaps a Renaissance-era banquet — you might be unfamiliar with the ephemeral but much beloved art of butter sculpture.

Yes, the creamy dairy spread, when chilled to between 32 and 60 degrees, achieves a consistency ripe for carving, and artisans working with hundreds of pounds of the stuff can fashion almost anything: cows, the Liberty Bell, cows being milked, Mount Rushmore, cows jumping over moons, Yoda, Newt Gingrich on a horse.

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