Terrific News Tuesday

Everyone can use a little good news and that’s exactly what you’ll find in this edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT).

There’s no griping or complaining today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Billings Schools & Ben Steele
  • Military with PTSD
  • New York Manhunt
  • Top Gun
  • James “Whitey” Bulger

Billings Schools & Ben Steele:

I salute the members of the Billings School District 2 board who voted to name a new middle school after war hero Ben Steele. Steele was a POW and survived the Bataan Death March in World War II. He is 97 years old. (Source)

I had the pleasure of meeting Steele several years ago and it was an honor.

Military with PTSD:

Fourth of July activities can be tough on veterans with Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Great Falls Tribune reported that a nonprofit group, Military with PTSD, developed signs that they ship to veterans nationwide that read “Combat veteran lives here, please be courteous with fireworks.”

The good news is that the Tribune has 25 of these signs available for veterans. Click HERE for more information.

New York Manhunt Ends:

It was good news when the second of two convicts who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York was captured Sunday. He was on the run for 23 days.

Congratulations and thanks to all the law enforcement officers for their hard work.

Top Gun:

For those who feel the need for speed, get ready! It looks like there will be a sequel to the 1986 movie “Top Gun” and it’s being reported that Tom Cruise will be back as Maverick.

James “Whitey” Bulger:

It was good to read about the 85 year-old Bulger, who is serving two life sentences in Federal Prison, giving three high school girls some sound advice. The three girls wrote to Bulger for a school history project.

Bulger wrote back saying crime does not pay (unless you go to law school) and said, “My life was wasted and spent foolishly, brought shame and suffering on my parents and siblings and will end soon.”

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