Daily Archive: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for ‘Rocky’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John G. Avildsen, who directed “Rocky” and “The Karate Kid” — two dark-horse, underdog favorites that went on to become Hollywood franchises — died Friday at age 81. Anthony Avildsen said his father died Friday in Los Angeles from pancreatic cancer. “Rocky” was a huge success. It won Oscars for best

Trump administration sides with employers in Supreme Court labor case | Reuters

By Lawrence Hurley | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Friday sided with employers in a Supreme Court case over the rights of workers to bring class action lawsuits against companies, court documents showed. Reversing a position staked out earlier by the Obama administration, which backed employees, the administration said in a court filing it

Budget reporting, golf changes, child’s viewpoint

Budget reporting The very useful article on the latest White House budget proposal, the June 5 OneWeek piece “Trump budget reflects GOP values,” is a smart model of the broad perspective and balance so greatly needed in news reporting today. While I cannot agree with many of the choices taken by the administration in the