Texas’ Jase Febres starting to feel himself again after long journey back from surgery

Jessica Wong

AUSTIN — Jase Febres hasn’t been right ever since the Texas senior underwent microfracture knee surgery last March.

But the bounce has started to return, and so has the confidence to cut and sprint and rise for feathery jumpers.

And that stroke, smooth and effortless, is a thing of beauty. Febres’ right hand, the release hand, waves to the hoop like it’s an old friend as the ball arcs toward the net. As far as form goes, no one in burnt orange is more pure.

Finally, Febres is getting a chance to display that deep-range prowess again. He played 39

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Is Real-World Space Travel Just Too Daunting for ET?

Jessica Wong

Last week we looked at another reason that has been advanced, as to why we do not see extraterrestrials except at the movies. Science writer Matt Williams has been looking at the reasons (see the links below.) Last Saturday, we looked at the possibility that Earth is unusual in that it is a rocky planet whose intelligent inhabitants live on the surface. Many rocky planets and moons with icy surfaces may have interior oceans that harbor life.: In that case, intelligent life may not think of space exploration.

Another hypothesis that Williams has examined is the Percolation Theory Hypothesis, that

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Stanley Tucci Emerges As Italian Heartthrob On New Travel Series

Jessica Wong

Be careful not to miss the magnificent cities, scenic landscapes, evocative art, or tantalizing dishes showcased in each episode of the new CNN food travel series, Searching for Italy

The danger: Tucci-Mania. Your eyes may be drawn to the series’ affable host—actor, writer, director, and producer—Stanley Tucci, who seems to enjoy his romps through Italy’s regional cuisine and culture as much as we do. 

Even while he’s filming, Italians of all ages stop him on the street and tell him how much they love his

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Schools explore bringing back prom. Will there be dancing?

Jessica Wong

LIMA — After a year of disruption and loss, high schools are trying to revive prom, graduation and other milestone ceremonies their students look forward to as an unusual school year comes to an end.

The Ohio Department of Health last week revised its mass gatherings order, allowing schools to host prom so long as schools comply with other health orders, like the state’s mask mandate and social distancing protocols.

While many schools are planning to host prom in-person, districts are still waiting for more detailed guidance from the Ohio Department of Health as they plan for these events and

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Discover unique summer camp adventures in St. Charles County Parks

Jessica Wong

Make this summer the best one yet! Children ages 6–17 can discover new and exciting summer camp adventures with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department. Whether it’s a day-long adventure or week-long camp for exploring nature, fishing, history, sports, or arts and crafts, these unique summer programs are designed to build confidence and unlock curiosity and creativity.

Children and teens can stay active, create memories, build new friendships, and have fun from June through August in a safe and supervised park environment. Parks staff will wear masks inside facilities and have masks available for campers; Centers for Disease

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