Major gas explosion was reported at Nyack College, and multiple people were injured, fire officials said.
Emergency workers were on the scene after the blast was reported in a college building at 11:30 a.m.
Nyack College, a Christian school with about 1,000 students, is about 30 miles north of New York City. Its two-story tudor-style building, built in the 1920s, saw extensive damage in the blast.
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A 15-year teaching "veteran" has filmed her resignation for You Tube (isn't that how you would resign?), citing mandated curriculums, the elimination of spontaneity in the classroom, and the fact that true teaching, she believes, is extinct.
Check the story, and video, out here: http://www.960weli.com/articles/national-news-104668/teacher-resigns-in-scathing-youtube-video-11327008/
Do you agree with her assessment?
I actually stole that title. But it's fitting. It's all good. "Humans Being" is a Van Halen song that was -- get this -- recorded for the soundtrack to the Bill Paxton/Helen Hunt tornado-chaser film "Twister." http://youtu.be/LzwUNV2xIq0 Former lead vocalist Sammy Hagar implores those emerging from stormy chaos to "shine on", you'll notice, as the song (and video) comes to a ferocious end.
I believe that Oklahoma will indeed shine on. Simply put, they have no choice but to shine on. And that's just until the next inevitable twister spins their way. It's commonplace there.
But, here's what isn't. Did you see the story of the woman being interviewed while standing atop the wreckage that once constituted her home, resilient as they come, saying "This is life in the big city" (Moore, OK??) and also lamenting that her dog was somewhere beneath said wreckage? She had called him to no avail. The reporter appeared unfazed by this, asking, of all things, "Are you able to comprehend what happened here?" You can check the clip out here: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/05/oklahoma-woman-finds-dog-video-tv-rubble-garcia.html
The survivor, Barbara Garcia, comprehended fully what happened on Monday, May 20, 2013, and said as much to the news anchor jutting a microphone into her face. She had, in fact, just described the scene in great detail. If you watched the clip, or watch it after reading this, or have already seen it, you know that her dog was sure as heck beneath that rubble. And, as if on cue, crawled out from beneath it, merely a foot or two away from Ms. Garcia just as she was answering the idiotic question asked of her.
Here's where it gets even worse. Garcia bends over, laid out herself on what was left of her house less than an hour earlier, to lift rubble off her pooch and gets zero help from the anchor or her cameraman. He doesn't even have the sense to zoom in on the adorable pooch's head, poking out. Dude...you either zoom over or you zoom IN. I guess this is just another example, a different kind of example, of humans being.
This much I do know for sure, though: Barbara Garcia, of Moore, OK, will definitely shine on, her dog by her side.