With six days remaining until the start of high school football practice in advance of the fall sports season, the Bradenton Herald is gearing up for football by breaking down the high school football schedules. Who has the toughest openers? Who has the toughest three-game stretch? Who upgraded their schedule strength the most to take advantage of the new playoff qualification process? Who has the toughest road schedule? For these answers and much more, check out Bradenton.com each day for a new breakdown by sports reporter Jason Dill. Only on Bradenton.com. Today, the teams with the toughest three-game stretches in Manatee County.
Sen. John McCain returned to the Senate floor less than week after undergoing surgery to treat his brain cancer on July 25. McCain cast a critical vote in favor of health care legislation and also urged his colleagues to seek bipartisan solutions.
President Donald Trump told Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price at the Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday, July that if he didn't produce the necessary Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, "You're fired!" Trump also took a moment to point out that former president Barack Obama never appeared in person at a Boy Scout Jamboree as president (though he did deliver a taped message to Boy Scouts in 2010).
Communications manager Jessica Schubick details how despite security cameras, the manatee habitat remains dark at night to mimic the outdoors. Staff discovered when they arrived Sunday morning that the access panel (outline seen in the fake rock wall) had been dislodged and Snooty managed to swim inside and got stuck.
The Word of Faith Fellowship used its two church branches in Brazil to siphon a steady flow of young laborers who came on tourist and student visas to its 35-acre compound in rural Spindale, North Carolina. The Brazilians often spoke little English when they arrived and many had their passports seized. "We're made to get up early, make the kids' breakfast, cook, do their beds, pick up their laundry," said Rebeca Melo, a former Word of Faith Fellowship member.
Eighteen-year-old Obdulia Sanchez was shooting live video with her cell phone while driving near Merced, California. She was rolling when the car went off the road and flipped, killing her teenage sister. She kept shooting video after her sister died. The California Highway Patrol has not confirmed the validity of the video, but Sanchez's family confirmed to a local TV station. Sanchez faces charges of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.