Wisconsin waitress gets $1,000 tip from Christmas customer
A Wisconsin waitress got a Christmas morning surprise from a customer — a $1,000 tip. Callie Blue, 29, was waiting tables at Gus's Diner in Sun Prairie, just outside Madison, at 6 a.m. Sunday when she started chatting with one of the few customers in the restaurant at that hour, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. The customer was Michael Johnson, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County.news.yahoo.com
Black Olympian Accused Of Racism After World Record Shattered By Nigerian Sprinter
American track-and-field legend Michael Johnson is being accused of racism after questioning the legitimacy of the blistering times recorded in the 100-meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.news.yahoo.com
U.S. Sprint Legend ‘Accused of Racism’ After Questioning Nigerian World Record
Kirby LeeFour-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson says he was “accused of racism” after publicly questioning the accuracy of times recorded at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.Nigerian athlete Tobi Amusman looked visibly stunned when she saw her winning time of 12.12 seconds in the 100m hurdles semi-final on Sunday. Her run at Hayward Field had obliterated the existing world record—set by American Kendra Harrison in 2016—by 0.08 seconds. World Athletics awarded her a $100,000news.yahoo.com
Florida deputy suspended for Facebook post about Muslims
ORLANDO, Fla. – A central Florida sheriff’s deputy was suspended for nearly a month after a civil rights group asked for an investigation into his Facebook posts about Muslims. In a February 2020 post on his personal Facebook page, Johnson wrote that “Muslims are taking over America,” calling them the “most intolerant people when it comes to other religions,” the report said. !” Johnson wrote in the post. None of those deputies reported the post to the agency, and none said they had concerns with the post when interviewed by internal investigators. Mina told the newspaper deputies have an obligation to report any policy violations they see while on duty, but said that is not the case for an off-duty deputy.
In the year of the coronavirus, families across the U.S. reflect on the bright spots
Jennifer Randall skimmed through her journal entries and tried to find a bright spot in a challenging year. (From Jennifer Randall)Randall is among scores of individuals and families who write end-of-year letters to friends and family that reflect on the good moments in their lives. These letters — often called family newsletters — are traditionally upbeat and inserted in personalized holiday cards. AdvertisementSeveral hundred family newsletters are preserved at the Library of Congress in Washington. These holiday letters serve as tangible tokens of love and affection in the coronavirus era.latimes.com
A flame, a look, one of the Olympics' most powerful moments
FILE - In this July 19, 1996, file photo, American swimmer Janet Evans passes the Olympic flame to Muhammad Ali during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)ATLANTA EDITORS With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 1996 Atlanta Games, where Muhammad Ali provided the greatest moment before the competition even began. ___Less than 24 hours before the opening ceremony of the Atlanta Olympics, at a secretive midnight practice run, Janet Evans finally got the word. As the last host city to rely mainly on private funding, Atlanta faced griping that its commercial backers made the event look more like a tacky county fair than the Summer Olympics.
Assault near Wisconsin protests investigated as hate crime
(AP Photo/Morry Gash)MADISON, Wis. An assault on a biracial woman in Madison was being investigated Thursday as a hate crime after the woman told police she was burned by lighter fluid thrown at her and ignited by a white man, just a few blocks from violent protests at the state Capitol. Althea Bernstein told police she was driving near the Capitol about 1 a.m. Wednesday and had stopped at a red light with her driver's side window down. Bernstein, 18, told police she heard someone yell out a racial epithet, looked around and saw four white men. One sprayed liquid on her face and neck and threw a flaming lighter at her, she told police. On Wednesday night, about 40 people gathered peacefully outside the county jail where the man was being held, calling for his release.
'Infinite subrings' may be next frontier for photographing black holes
The Event Horizon Telescope captured this image of the supermassive black hole and its shadow that's in the center of the galaxy M87. "It's not just some cheap picture of, 'We understand black holes better,'" Johnson told Space.com. This megascope has been observing two supermassive black holes. Watching that "movie" could reveal key but elusive insights about black holes and the nature of gravity, the researchers said. "Once you know these two parameters about the system, we think you know everything there is to know about the black hole," Johnson said.space.com