The Daily Populous

Sunday September 2nd, 2018 morning edition

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California lawmakers voted Friday to bar middle and high schools from starting before 8:30 a.m., one of dozens of proposals debated in the Legislature on the final day of its legislative session.

Lawmakers also announced they were shelving several high profile bills, including one that would have declared gay conversion therapy a fraudulent business practice.


Nearly 80 percent of California middle and high schools started earlier than 8:30 a.m. in 2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB328, schools will have about three years to comply.

It would not apply to rural schools or to extra periods offered before the start of a school day.

Supporters point to science that shows later start times make kids healthier by letting them get more sleep and help them graduate. »

Jack Nicholson gave a relentless performance in A Few Good Men

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Rob Reiner has directed many great actors in his movies over the years, but there’s one performance that still sticks out to him: Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men.

“Every single time off camera, he gave the exact same performance as you’re seeing now,” Reiner told Ogunnaike as they watched the scene.

And I don’t get that much of a chance with great parts like this.’ It was exactly the same performance.”. »

Matt Lauer tells fans, "don't worry, I'll be back on TV" after sexual misconduct allegations

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NBC’s Matt Lauer was fired as host of Today last year amid a slew of sexual misconduct allegations back in November, detailing a culture of impunity that allowed the host to aggressively pursue sexual relationships with female colleagues.

Lauer issued an apology shortly after, but denied any stories of “coercive, aggressive or abusive actions.”

But don’t worry, I’ll be back on TV,” he reportedly told a group of “older ladies” who told the former host they miss him. »

Photo of deer hugging a firefighter near Burns Lake goes viral

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A photo of a deer hugging a firefighter near Burns Lake was shared on Facebook and has now gone viral.

Jan Giesbrecht captured the photo when she was driving firefighters to and from the Burns Lake fire camp, across Francois Lake.

“[On] Wednesday morning, I left [the] Burns Lake area with the day shift firefighters to take them to the south side,” said Giesbrecht in an email interview. »

Stop treating tech jerks like gods

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Could we stop worshipping rich men who are jerks?.

Despite tremendous financial security, success and personal comfort, these men gained a reputation for being petty and ungenerous whenever possible.

And back in 2015, Salon wrote that Jobs, who died in 2011, was a “messiah to jerks.”. »