Credible News Sources Versus Incredible Sensationalism: Getting at the Truth

By Janice Barlow In recent days, America has been deluged with seemingly endless tragedies, both individual and massive. Hurricanes, earthquakes, a mass shooting in Las Vegas, raging fires in California, and the deaths of celebrities have and are bombarding our newsfeeds.  (I do say, America, because Puerto Rico is a Territory of the U.S. and Mexico is part of the American continent). All sources want to be first. But who gets it right? Although we should never become jaded, inured to the horrors that seem to be occurring with increased frequency and magnitude,…

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Multi Grammy Award Winning Rocker Tom Petty Dead At 66 From Cardiac Arrest

photo of Tom Petty in performance in 2010

by Richard Cameron Multi-Grammy award winning Rock musician Tom Petty, is dead. He was found unconscious in his home in Malibu and transported to nearby UCLA Santa Monica Hospital. Emergency physicians reported that in addition to his state of unconsciousness, Petty was not breathing and showed no brain activity. Cause of death was disclosed as massive cardiac arrest. Petty, 66, was born in Gainesville, Florida and began his musical legacy with a band named “Mudcrunch”, at the young age of 17. Eventually his odyssey found him establishing himself with a…

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