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Born in Northwest Indiana, Laura's a graduate of River Forest High School (home of the Ingots) and got her bachelor's degree from Purdue and a master's from Indiana University [we think she roots for both even when they play each other].

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.


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Photos: Coast Guard Crew Rescues Dog Stranded on Ice

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Michigan-based Coast Guard cutter crew rescues dog stranded on ice on Lake St. Clair.  

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Crew members assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay assist a dog they found stranded on the ice of Lake St. Clair March 4, 2014. The crew transported the dog to the ship and hoisted him aboard, where he was provided food and first aid before being transferred to an area animal shelter for further care.  //U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Cutter Bristol Bay

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The dog was taken inside the ship, where he was provided food and first aid before being transferred to an area animal shelter for further care. //U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Cutter Bristol Bay The Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay is a 140-foot ice-breaking tug homeported in Detroit.  The crew of the cutter rescued another dog who was stranded on the ice back in March 2011: http://greatlakes.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2011/03/big-dog-in-big-trouble-coast-guardsmen-rescue-great-dane-from-frozen-lake-huron/

 

Last Chance Rescue: Buster

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From Last Chance Rescue: Buster’s person died and he is longing for a forever home. He is a white Maltese, 9 years old, very small pup – about 18 pounds. He is housebroken, good with other dogs, and should be fine with cats and older kids. He likes to run, so he needs a fenced yard to keep him safe and happy. He is neutered and current on vaccinations. Please call Last Chance Rescue if you are interested in Buster, 219-677-2961.

 

Best Buddies Pet Food Distribution

Animal Corner

Best Buddies Pet Food Distribution:  Free Pet Food assistance every 3rd Monday of each month at Hebron Country Food Pantry. You must be a registered client of the Hebron Country Food Pantry and will need to fill out a short application with us to be eligible. Please bring ID. And recycle those plastic grocery bags for us to refill!

 

Independent Cat Society Now on Razoo Online-Giving Website

Animal Corner

In time for the Indiana and national Give Local America campaigns, you can now find the Independent Cat Society at Razoo.com, a new platform for giving online.
 
You can find them at http://www.razoo.com/story/Independent-Cat-Society .
 
You can also still find the Independent Cat Society, learn more, and donate through PayPal or by check at their website, http://www.catsociety.org/, "Annie's Blog," and Facebook page.
 
You can vote for your favorite Sweetheart, set aside funds for a specific purpose such as TNR or Building Fund, Sponsor a Cat, and much more, at your discretion. "Every little bit helps keep our kitties happy and healthy," says the Independent Cat Society, "and we couldn't do all we do for animals in the community without your support. Our volunteers and supporters are so wonderful and generous, we're all purring with gratitude!"
 
For more details please contact call 219-785-4936.

 

Lake County Shelter Raising Funds for Medical Costs

Animal Corner

The Lake County Animal and Adoption Center recently took in 2 dogs who were diagnosed with Heartworm.  The animals began treatment last week which is very costly and takes between two to three months to complete.  The Shelter is holding a raffle to help with the very expensive treatment costs.  The winning ticket holder will win a donated Insigna 8” tablet.  All proceeds from the raffle will be directed to the veterinarian costs.  Tickets can be purchased by stopping in at the Lake County Animal Control and Adoption Center at 3011 W. 93rd Avenue in Crown Point.  Their hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00 noon.  The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 1st, winner will be contacted by telephone.  For more information contact the staff at 219-769-7016.

 

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