Wednesday, April 18, 2012

News Stories

News Story 1:

A naked man was arrested on Thursday for breaking into Palms Highway residence.

Michael Calvert, 25, was booked on charges of residential burglarly and is being held in lieu of $25,000.

Upon returning home, the homeowner heard someone in his bathroom and repoted that that the man had drank a bottle of his favorite champagne, eaten his food and taken a shower.

According to Cindy Bachman, spokeswoman for San Bernardino County, Calvert was arrested naked inside the bathroom.

News Story 2:

Man with a plunger arrested Thursday outside of a downtown New York bank.

Lawrence Deptola, 49, was alerted to police by two banks which he previously entered.

Bank employess reported that he was threatening employees with a plunger he was carrying with him throughout the day.

Deptola was charged with attempted third-degree robbery and is being held in lieu of $10,000.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Press Release

Contact: Henry Navarro
Contact Number: 408-567-7890

Olympic Medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos Will Reunite as Co-keynote Speakers at SJSU'S May 19 Graduation Ceremony

For the first time since 2000 when the Smothers brothers spoke, San Jose State University will have two keynote speakers at its 2012 graduation ceremony.

Tommie Smith and John Carlos are two of SJSU'S most famous students who are widely known for their Black Power salute after winning gold and bronze medals in track and field at the 1968 Olympics.

On the Friday preceeding the ceremony, they will both be at the Spartan Bookstore as John Carlos will be signing copies of his autobiography from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On the Sunday after the graduation ceremony, both will also be present at the annual alumni brunch at the Fairmont Hotel which begins at 10 a.m.

According to SJSU public information officer Ralph Nichols, "SJSU has been working for months to get both of them together."

Not only is it rare for there be two keynote speakers at this graduation ceremony, but to have spaekers of this historical magnitude will make this ocassion even more momentous.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Press/News Release

Press Release


Homer was the oldest bear at he zoo at the time of his death.

According to Dr. Shanda Lear, "the zoo wil perform a necropsy to try to determine teh cause of death."

A bobcat and giraffe were also recently found dead but their deaths were due to different causes.

Zoo director Chris P. Bacon said, "We will do everything in our power to determine how this bear died."

The polar bears enjoy living in their environment so it's a small possibilty that Homer's death was caused by the exhibit.

News Release


Homer, the oldest polar bear ar the zoo, was found floatiung in the exhibit's pool at 7 a.m.

The cause of death is unknown as a necropsy will be performed to determine the cauuse of death say ssenior staff veterinarian Dr. Shanda Lear

A bobcat and giraffe were found dead in the last month, but their cause of death were unrelated.

Zoo director Chris P. Bacon said, "We will do everything in our power to determine how this bear died."

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Blog Assignment

I like the Personality Profile Example about the skimboarder more. It was interesting and kept me glued until the last sentence. I thought  it was well written and detailed. The quotes were great and weren't cluttered in just one area. The writer did a good job at informing the reader about the sport and of the woman whom it was about. Another reason why I liked it is because I related to it. I have the same passion she has for skimboarding but towards karate. I'm a black belt and reaching that goal didn't come without cuts, scrapes and bruises. We both share that. That's why I like this one better.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Rich Tosches

Rich Tosches has a unique writing style that grabs your attention after the first sentence. There;s never a dull moment. He's blunt and really forces the reader through his perspective. In a good way. He has such a distinct voice, that after reading just one his comlumns, it grows on you and almost makes you want to read some of his other columns.
I've never read a column writer with such a direct and interesting voice. Others I've read were simply boring observations and dull details. He really doesn't care what his readers think. That;s what I like about him. The one I thought was the most interesting was the colun on Tebow. Probably I completely agreed with everything he said.
I read the columns on Tebow, ice fishing, and Hazlehurst