A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road. – Henry Ward Beecher
Hey kids – welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!
In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!
Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:
- Crisis Text Line
- Montana Absentee Ballots
- National Police Week
- Brain Cancer Treatment
- Morley Safer
- Conference Finals
Crisis Text Line:
The good news is that people can now text crisis counselors in Montana. The Associated Press reported this week that the state is raising awareness of a national Crisis Text Line that offers 24/7 access to crisis counselors.
To access the service, Montanans can text ‘MT’ to 741-741 — the left side keys on a phone dial pad, from bottom to top.
Montana’s Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available by calling 1-800-273-TALK. However, data indicates only about 2 percent of high school students use telephone crisis hotlines.
Please share this information all across Montana to help those in need! More information can be found HERE.
Montana Absentee Ballots:
With the June 7 primary election quickly approaching, Montana counties mailed more that 230,000 absentee ballots on Friday.(AP) I received mine on Saturday. Decisions, decisions!
Is this a great country or what?
Please vote June 7 and if you are not registered, you still have time to register and vote in Montana.
National Police Week:
This week (Sunday, May 15, 2016, through Saturday, May 21, 2016) is National Police Week, with May 15, 2016, being Peace Officers Memorial Day.(Source)
We should be thankful for brave men and women who protect us every day.
Please take a moment to say a prayer for our police officers and to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Please also include their families in your prayers.
Brain Cancer Treatment:
CBS News and 60 Minutes reported some good news on the fight against cancer:
A bold experiment to kill a vicious cancer has won breakthrough status from the Food and Drug Administration. Early tests at Duke University have been so successful the FDA will fast track this treatment to hundreds of patients while it’s still being evaluated for final approval.
You can watch the two segments HERE.
Morley Safer, the CBS newsman, and 60 Minutes’ longest-serving correspondent, is retiring. He is 84 years old. He did 919 segments for 60 Minutes. He’s been with CBS News since 1964 and was on 60 Minutes for 46 years.
CBS aired a special program about his career, “Morley Safer: A Reporter’s Life.” It was a wonderful look at Safer’s career and well worth watching. You can see it HERE.
The NBA and the NHL Conference finals are in full swing, which means there’s a meaningful hockey or basketball game on television just about every night.
In the NHL, it’s the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals and the San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference finals.
Over in the NBA, it’s the Golden State Warriors vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference finals and the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals.