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Mendocino High alum Reed Carter striding through adversity

When my friend Bob Padecky, the formidable and durable and lyrical sports columnist, retired from full-time work nearly four years ago, he listed in his sign-off commentary some of his favorites among the legions of athletes and coaches and such he’d met over 50 years.

He mentioned fourth a Mendocino High school football player, Reed Carter.

Bob wrote that Reed “has the kind of courage I have not seen in the NFL, NBA or MLB. In a 13-month period that started when he was 12, Reed’s mother died in a car accident, his brother spent six months in a body brace and his father was diagnosed with cancer that required him to live apart from the family for five months. Reed has gone through hell and back and he didn’t do it for money or fame or acclaim. He refused to submit because he wanted to make something of his life. And he has, stunningly.”

Reed, a two-time North Central League III MVP who in 2013 was elected Mendocino’s homecoming king and his then-girlfriend Shanti Marecello the homecoming queen, is 21 now. He’s closing in on a degree in construction management from Chico State University.

Carol Tandava Henning: A Theatrical Dance Company

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Name: Carol Tandava Henning

Business: Tandava Arts 

Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Industry:   Arts & Entertainment 

Reason for starting? As a child, I loved ballet but was quickly body-shamed out of continuing. In 2000, I suffered a traumatic abdominal and lumbar injury and began to bellydance to recover. Bellydance not only returned my love of dance, it gave me strength and confidence, and redefined my sense of beauty through movement. In 2011, I created a show, Blood on The Veil, about this experience, which has now been performed to critical acclaim in eight U.S. cities. Audiences are inspired by the body-positive message and are intrigued by the historical information about the misunderstood art of bellydance. Currently I am working on two new projects: Living Our Mythologies: Divinity in Dance, a multicultural dance concert of sacred dance that will be performed in NYC, and Beauty By Bellydance, a new blog featuring the stories of bellydance enthusiasts who have found a new sense of beauty, strength, healing, confidence and community through this ancient art form.

America Becoming a Nation Of Debts?

People were dogged with the past memory,with the thought of voting for Clinton because a win for Hillary would put her husband, the former president, back in the White House too: "Oh God,With Bill Clinton. All our Life's was so good back with Clinton.


No, America has less debt than Japan. Japan has a higher GDP/debt ratio.

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Many countries around the world call the U.S. the word "America".