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    Dolly Parton announced on Tuesday that she has received her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was developed with help from her $1million donation early last year. The 75-year-old country music icon posted a picture of herself getting the injection, with a caption that read, 'Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine', singing 'vaccine, vaccine' to the tune of her hit 'Jolene' beforehand.   She received the shot from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the research center which received the million-dollar donation from the '9 to 5' singer last April, as she called on 'all of you cowards out there' to book an appointment for a jab. Parton learned that her money was used to develop the shot in November when she was listed as one of several donors as it was announced that Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to be 94.5 percent effective. The singer had initially said...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Dolly Parton has received her first shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine she helped fund with a $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University last year.Parton chronicled the vaccination process in a video posted Tuesday to social media. In it, she sang a parody of her hit song "Jolene" with new lyrics imploring people to get vaccinated."Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine," she sang in the famous tune. "I'm begging of you please don't hesitate.""I've been waiting a while. I'm old enough to get it, and I'm smart enough to get it," she added.To those on the fence about getting vaccinated, Parton said, "Don't be such a chicken squat. Get out there and get your shot."After the shot, Parton remarked that the process didn't hurt apart from some stinging from the alcohol swab used on her skin.EMBED More News Videos Parton's donation to Vanderbilt came in April 2020, less...
    @DollyParton/Instagram Dolly Parton got her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on March 2.  Last year the singer donated over $1 million to help develop the Moderna vaccine.  Parton, 75, qualified for the vaccine in February but said she wanted to wait so she wasn't "jumping the line." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Dolly Parton finally got "a dose of her own medicine" on Tuesday — or, more accurately, the medicine she helped fund. The superstar received her first shot of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, developed in conjunction with the US National Institutes of Health. —Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 2, 2021  While Parton, 75, qualified to get the vaccine in Tennessee in early February, Parton previously said she wanted to wait to get the vaccine "until some more people" got theirs. "I don't want it to look like I'm jumping the line just because I donated money,"...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Axton Ranch property will be the first new Denver Mountain Park acquired in more than 80 years. The donation, if approved by the Denver City Council, will add 450 acres to its Mountain Park System. (credit: CBS) Axton Ranch is located within Jefferson and Gilpin counties and less than an hour drive from Denver. It’s adjacent to Roosevelt National Forest and near Arapahoe National Forest, Golden Gate Canyon State Park and Jefferson County Open Space. The property has mixed conifer and aspen stands, meadows, ponds, a small creek and historic trail constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps with access to nearby Mount Thorodin and Starr Peak. RELATED: Suppression Of Expression: Littleton HOA Still Undecided On Couples Black Lives Matter Flag “It’s never been more important to grow our parks and acquire additional land for trails and open space,” said Happy Haynes, Executive Director of Parks and Recreation,...
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president on Thursday welcomed the first 500,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from India, which has donated the shots to eight countries in the region. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. Sri Lanka said 150,000 health workers and 115,000 selected military and police troops will be the first to be inoculated at six hospitals in Colombo and its suburbs. One of the hospitals is reserved for COVID-19 patients while the others have separate wards for the coronavirus. The Health Ministry plans to expand the vaccination campaign to 4,000 hospitals and health centers in other parts of the country next week. India’s donation covers 250,000 people and Sri Lanka is making efforts to obtain more vaccines, either through donation or by purchasing them. The country has ordered 2 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech...
    Even in the heat of a playoff game, Buffalo Bills fans came through for their opponent. Lamar Jackson left Saturday night’s game with an injury at the end of the third quarter in the divisional round. He did not return for the fourth quarter, forcing rookie Tyler Huntley to try and score points for the Ravens while they were down two scores. It did not happen, and the Ravens lost. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Bills fans were excited about the win to move into the AFC Championship game for the first time since the 1993 season but some were sad to see Jackson depart the way he did. WJZ’s Rick Ritter noticed that some Bills fans began to donate to Jackson’s charity amid his heartbreaking injury. "[Lamar Jackson] is one of my favorite players in the league and even though my team won, the league is...
    By BRAD SCHMITT, The Tennessean NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — They met nine years ago when both were servers at the Franklin Waffle House. Charming and funny, Dave Steele made way more tips than his buddy Michael Agostino. In fact, Agostino quickly conceded when regulars walked in and looked back and forth between the two servers. “Just go to Dave’s section,” Agostino would say, disheartened. “We know you’re going to go there anyway.” After their shifts, the two often got a late-night bite to eat together, sometimes walking around the 24-hour Walmart to wind down and joke around. Eventually the two — looking to save money — started going to Agostino’s parents’ house after work to eat Italian leftovers. Often, one or both of the parents would be awake and would join the guys. Steele was kind of nervous at first, and his friend’s dad noticed. “Dave,” Agostino’s dad, Brunie Agostino,...
    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced that Mexican chef Jose Andres's foundation to feed the hungry will be the first recipient of help from their Archewell foundation. Meghan and Harry set up the foundation in April this year in the name of their one-year-old son, Archie.  The name also stems from the Ancient Greek word 'arche', which means 'source of action'. At the time of the organization's founding, it was reported that Archewell would focus on issues including 'conservation, female empowerment, and gender equality'. Their website says it is 'an organization committed to creating compassionate communities online and off, to serve our collective wellbeing.'  On Sunday they said they had chosen the first charity to support, and will be giving money to Jose Andres's World Central Kitchen - an organization that provides sustenance to those in need around the world. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are supporting...
    AUBURN GRESHAM — Hometown pizza chain Home Run Inn is giving out 500 frozen pizzas to South Side residents as part of “Giving Tuesday.” The first 500 drivers to pull up to St. Sabina Church, 1210 W. 78th Pl., starting 11 a.m. Tuesday morning will receive a free frozen, cheese, or pepperoni pizza and healthy recipe cards, courtesy of Big Green, a health education nonprofit and Stein Learning Gardens, St. Sabina’s healthy eating program. The event kicks off the pizzeria’s month-long donation drive for first responders, hospital staff and families in need, according to a company representative. The national chain has donated more than 30,000 pizzas and helped feed 80,000 families since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Gina Bolger, senior vice president of branding. Home Run Inn opened on the South Side in 1947, and operates nine stores in the Chicagoland area. Do stories like this...
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS/CNN) — In April, less than a month after Covid-19 was officially declared a pandemic, Dolly Parton donated $1 million to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt University. More than seven months later, it’s been revealed that the legendary performer’s donation helped fund Cambridge-based Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, which this week became the second coronavirus vaccine with a stunningly high success rate. Parton’s name appears in the preliminary report on the vaccine among sponsors like the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which Dr. Anthony Fauci heads, and Emory University. She originally donated to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in honor of her friend and Vanderbilt professor of surgery Dr. Naji Abumrad. The Moderna vaccine is 94.5% effective against coronavirus, according to early data released this week by the company. Fauci called the trial results “truly striking.” Vaccinations could begin as soon as late December, Fauci said, though they’ll be made available...
    Seated in the office of Dr. Heidi Popham, president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), Gary and Diane McConnell established a Public Safety Scholarship through the GNTC Foundation. With a combined public safety career of over 75 years, the McConnell’s wanted to assist students in Basic Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Technology, EMS Professions and other first responder related programs. “First responders deserve this training and the public deserves properly trained first responders,” said Gary McConnell, a GNTC Foundation Trustee. “When I first started out as a deputy sheriff in 1965 we were just handed a badge and a gun.” From serving as sheriff of Chattooga County to the director of the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, McConnell has lobbied for the State of Georgia to put into place basic police...
    By AMY BETH HANSON, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney accepted over-the-limit donations from the Democratic Governors Association, including the disputed cost of creating a website that neither the DGA nor Cooney reported as an in-kind donation to his campaign, Montana's commissioner of political practices found. Montana law limits direct donations to gubernatorial campaigns from independent campaign committees to $710 per contested election. Cooney's campaign reported two $710 donations from the DGA. However, one was actually made by the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association, and the clerical error in campaign filings has been corrected, Ronja Abel, a spokesperson for Cooney's campaign, said Monday. Commissioner Jeff Mangan also found that the DGA created a website opposing Cooney's Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, and did not report the costs of creating the website as an in-kind donation to Cooney's campaign. Cooney's campaign also failed to report the contribution,...
    Though Kansas state Sen. Barbara Bollier (D) is portraying herself as a moderate who is “bringing people together to expand healthcare,” a video interview obtained by the Washington Free Beacon in September shows her longstanding support for abortion industry giant Planned Parenthood. Bollier said when she and her husband were married, the first group they donated to was Planned Parenthood. “If you go look at Planned Parenthood donors, you’re going to see my husband and I were, when we were married, that was the first group that we gave to,” she said in the video: Despite her attempt to appear as an independent moderate, Bollier, in fact, is an abortion rights supporter who has been endorsed by the author of the Obamacare contraceptive mandate, Obama-era HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Bollier, a retired anesthesiologist, is vying for the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R). She is hoping to...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An iconic Miami Beach landmark will receive a much needed restoration. A fundraiser has begun to restore the Coral Rock House in North Beach. The historic building is also home to the Miami Beach Hispanic Community Center. The Martin family of Miami Beach donated $50,000 to launch a fundraising campaign for the house. “As a first-generation Hispanic-American I believe in giving back to a community that has given so much to our family. As Miami Beach residents, we are proud to make this lead donation,” said David Martin, who gave the first donation. The mayor of Miami Beach Dan Gelber was also at the event today. He said the building provides important services to vulnerable members of the community.
    WASHINGTON - Yumi Hogan, who as Maryland’s first lady helped the state secure a half-million coronavirus tests from her native South Korea, is working behind the scenes to secure donations from the Asian American communities in Maryland to fight against the virus.      Asian Americans in Maryland donated to the state government about 560,000 pieces of personal protective equipment, including masks, hand sanitizers, face shields and medical gowns. Their donations were part of the “Maryland Unites” initiative launched in March by Governor Larry Hogan, to receive donations and volunteers from the private sector.      In an interview with VOA’s Korean service Thursday, Yumi Hogan said, “I think [the donations] were the result of the special relationship I maintained with the Asian communities. Through the donations, the Asian communities proved they can play an important role.”     Capitalizing on networks     Among the donors is Chiling Tong,...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky first lady Britainy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman have announced a new campaign to encourage donations of face coverings to school districts. The Coverings for Kids campaign was unveiled to school district leaders Tuesday afternoon during a webcast with superintendents. School districts will set up mask donation centers and appoint local coordinators. "As a mom, nothing is more important to me than protecting each one of Kentucky’s children, as well as the teachers and staff who work hard every day to help them learn and grow,” Beshear said. Starting on Aug. 11, drop off donations can be done at district-level donation centers. More information about the campaign can be found on FirstLady.ky.gov/CoveringsForKids. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Kentucky
    A historical reenactor who portrays the freed slave who donated the first $5 to build the Abraham Lincoln statue in Washington DC that is currently under fire has spoken out, saying that protesters who want to tear it down don't understand its history. Marcia Cole is a member of the Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) who portrays Charlotte Scott, the freed slave who pledged her first wages to the statue in 1865 upon hearing of Lincoln's assassination. The statue, which was the first ever built of Lincoln and was meant to symbolize his role in ending slavery in the U.S., was funded entirely by donations from former slaves, including many black Union veterans, according to the National Park Service. Over the past week, Black Lives Matter protesters have vowed to tear the statue down, saying that its depiction of the kneeling freed slave before Lincoln is demeaning and racist. 'I'm here to...
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