Fort Osage keeps laptop repair in-house

By Mike Genetmike.genet@examiner.net On many a weekday, a group of Fort Osage High School students tinker around with small laptop computers. It’s certainly productive tinkering, though. On this day, they’re stripping older Chromebooks and salvaging what compatible parts can be used for repairs in the newer model. “Typically we’re doing repairs,” said Jennifer Clasby, who…


Same as it ever was: Talking Heads celebrate once-in-a-lifetime ‘Stop Making Sense’

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer TORONTO — You may find yourself in a movie theater with “Stop Making Sense” playing and the members of Talking Heads in the audience. That was the once-in-a-lifetime scenario when the new 4K restoration of “Stop Making Sense” premiered recently at the Toronto International Film Festival. On screen was…



New serve sparks Emma Thiessen, Grain Valley tennis

By Bill Althausbill.althaus@examiner.net When Emma Thiessen served an ace to complete her 8-0 No. 3 singles victory for the Grain Valley Eagles it was difficult to tell who had the larger smile – the senior standout or her coach, Randy Draper. That’s because Draper suggested a new serve a week or so back, and Thiessen…



Diane Mack: Children are works of heavenly art

Diane Mack Family Matters Almost 20 years ago, I ran into a friend who mentioned that her coworker had delivered a premature baby. She had panic in her eyes when I asked if the baby…