February 28, 2013; MSNBC
Months before the murders of 20 first graders and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the National Rifle Association successfully lobbied the Kentucky legislature to pass one of the most liberal gun laws in the nation. Only 10 lawmakers in both houses voted against the bill last summer and it quietly took effect at the beginning of this year. In fact, the law took effect so quietly it took transportation officials, security guards and firefighters by surprise.
(Photo with story is of a GRCC student.)
February 28, 2013; Goshen News
GOSHEN — More than 30 children and teens from the Goshen area join with more than 125 other youth to sing in a festival concert at the Goshen College Music Center in Goshen Sunday at 2 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
… Just two days long and in its 22nd year, the festival consists of a Saturday practice and a Sunday afternoon concert under the baton of a distinguished guest conductor the first weekend in March. The 2013 guest conductor is Dr. Stephen Barton, director of choral activities and chair of the voice department, Grand Rapids Community College, Mich.
February 28, 2013; WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — There are still a few more weeks before spring officially arrives, but the annual West Michigan Home and Garden Show kicks off Thursday to get people in the mood early.
… Standard Kitchens Cooking Stage – GREAT GRAINS! – Our popular chef Angus Campbell, from GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, is presenting delicious foods made with high-fiber and nutritionally-rich grains. Whole grains are loaded with vitamins and minerals and may help fight heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and more. Plus, they taste delicious! This year’s menu includes Toasted Barley Pilaf, Beluga Lentil Salad, Wild Mushroom and Quinoa Salad, and Millet Crunch.