Her work has won several awards from the Indiana Broadcasters Association, Society of Professional Journalists/Indiana Chapter, and Network Indiana. She has also had academic papers selected for presentation at national conferences like the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Broadcast Education Association.
Laura watched her share of game shows growing up and one summer while in California, she's chosen to be a contestant on "Sale of the Century". Her TV favorites include The Honeymooners, Project Runway, Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who and Star Trek (TNG and the original). She also enjoys crossword puzzles and when asked what some of her favorite places to visit are she says -- office supply stores.
Submitted to Indiana105.com January 16 2013:
Lost Dog: Brown Female Sheltie lost in Crown Point, IN Very Shy, last seen between Bethel Church on Broadway and the Sportsman Club last night.
Please call: 776-9192 or 306-6344
January 21, 2013 -- Meet Barnabas Engel, Comfort Dog for Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Portage, and his handler Pastor Tim Engel. Comfort dogs bring a calming influence, allowing people to open up their hearts and receive help for what is affecting them. Meet & Greet with Barnabas from 6:30-7, then hear how Pastor Tim and Barnabas bring comfort and healing to those in our community and beyond.
Krissy loves people and is very sweet. She enjoys playing with other dogs, and she seems to prefer women. She would thrive with a loving owner and a little basic obedience training. Krissy is about 35 pounds, 3 years old, housetrained, spayed, and current on vaccinations. Krissy is looking for that special someone who will give her the chance she deserves. Could that be you? Call Last Chance Rescue at 219-677-2961.
(Note: Other adoptees-in-waiting through Last Chance Rescue can be seen in earlier entries here at Animal Corner)
News Release/Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County – The Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, will begin Saturday off-season hours Jan. 5, for Porter County residents to dispose of their once live Christmas trees, wreaths and other organic holiday decorations. The 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday hours will continue through April when the site will open for the season.
Ornaments and lights should be removed before disposal. Other organic materials accepted at this site include yard waste, leaves, garden clippings, household plants, brush, limbs, logs and firewood. No grass or treated wood or lumber will be accepted.
Residents who received new electronics for Christmas can also recycle their unwanted electronics and electrical items at the compost site. Accepted items include: computers, monitors, televisions, typewriters, copiers, PDAs, VCRs, fax machines, microwaves, scanners, gaming machines, and anything with an electrical cord or run by batteries. Christmas light strands are also accepted.
Besides electronics and organic materials, residents can recycle other items at the compost sites, including household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs (tubes and CFLs), toner cartridges, media (CDs, video cassettes, etc.) and cell phones.
The site is owned and operated by the City of Valparaiso with assistance from the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County.
The Boone Grove compost site, 546 S. 400 W, will remain closed through April and is owned and operated by the District.
The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County is an agency dedicated to improving the environment and quality of life for Porter County residents by providing convenient, voluntary waste reduction services.
For more information on the public compost sites, visit the District’s website, www.itmeanstheworld.org, or call 219-465-3694
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