first_imgYOUNG ENGINEERS — Students in Mrs. Spiers’s Kindergarten class at Robinson School became young engineers for the day. The students used marshmallows and sticks to create shapes and solids that could stand on their own. Picture are the engineers constructing their designs. ×last_img

Dweezil Zappa Adds Frank Zappa Tunes & New Vocalist To Current Tour [Watch]

first_imgAs of now, Zappa’s tour will continue through July. Catch Dweezil in a city near you! Dweezil Zappa set off on his “Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever The [email protected]%k He Wants: Cease & Desist Tour 2016” over the weekend, with a few changes and additions to the band formerly known as “Zappa Plays Zappa.” With the name headlining the ongoing controversies between family members, Dweezil Zappa chose to return to the name his father gave him. This tour will focus on the 50th anniversary of Frank Zappa‘s 1st pivotal record, Freak Out, and music from the era of the “Mothers of Invention.” In this newly released tour trailer, Dweezil also announces the addition of female vocalist Mikki Hommel, along with footage of the band rehearsing “Doreen,” “You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here,” “Harry You’re A Beast,” “What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning,” “You Didn’t Try To Call Me,” and several others. Check it out: The tour’s initial showing included performances of “Walk On Help,” “I’m a Rock,” “Transylvania Boogie,” “Keep It Greasey,” and “Shove It Right.” Enjoy some fan-shot videos from the tour’s second performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre from Friday night:last_img read more

Bill to stop forced marriages has unanimous support

first_imgNewsHub 8 June 2017Family First Comment: This law change makes sense. But it’s interesting that a 16-17 year old needs help when deciding to marry, but doesn’t need any help when having an abortion!A Bill that protects teenagers from being forced into marriage has passed its first reading with unanimous support, and is on its way to becoming law.When it is in law, 16 and 17-year-olds who want to marry will have to apply to the Family Court and a judge must grant permission.The marriageable age is 18 and marriage under 16 is illegal.However, 16 and 17-year-olds can marry with parental consent. It happens on average about 80 times a year.Ms Hayes said forced marriage occurred in New Zealand, and young women were often brought into the country for that purpose.“There’s no doubt it’s a horrific cultural practise,” she said.“Forced marriage, child marriage, sickens me and we have to stop it happening in New Zealand.”The Bill defines a forced marriage as one where one or both of the people do not or cannot consent to the marriage.“The pressure put on people to marry against their will can be physical or emotional and psychological,” the Bill states.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Mason City man pleads not guilty to burglary, assault charges

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City man accused of crashing into a house after allegedly trying to run over people he was involved with in an altercation has pleaded not guilty. Mason City police say they were called shortly after 12:20 on the morning of June 5th to the area of 1st and North Tennessee after multiple 9-1-1 callers reported a man crashed his car into a house and was armed with a gun. On arrival, officers found a car that had crashed into the east side of a home at 1046 1st Northeast. 19-year-old Zachary Baker-Ostrand called 9-1-1 to report he was involved in a collision, with medics finding Baker-Ostrand near the intersection of 2nd and North Tennessee complaining of injuries. After further investigation, it was discovered that Baker-Ostrand was allegedly involved in an altercation with the residents of 22 North Tennessee, where he is accused of trying to run over one of the residents with his vehicle, and then crashing his car into the house across the street. Baker-Ostrand allegedly had a BB gun that he started shooting at 22 North Tennessee, walking up to the front of the house, shooting out the front door window, kicking in the door and threatening the occupants. Baker-Ostrand was charged with first-degree burglary, a Class B felony, as well as assault with the intent to inflict serious injury, reckless driving, and failure to provide proof of insurance. Baker-Ostrand was due to have his arraignment hearing on Tuesday in Cerro Gordo County District Court but filed written pleas of not guilty last week to the charges. His trial has been scheduled for October 20th.last_img read more