LBN – Special Report – Sunday, April 2, 2017

Teen Arrested in Chicago Sexual Assault Streamed on Facebook:

A 14-year-old boy was arrested on Saturday night in connection with the sexual assault of a young girl that was streamed live on Facebook, Chicago police said. “Tonight, CPD arrested the first of several juvenile offenders in the Facebook sexual assault incident,” the department said in a statement. Officials are expected to provide more information at a news conference later Sunday. The incident occurred on March 19. Police have tried to identify the suspects using the video. The 14-year-old arrested on Saturday is expected to face sexual assault and child pornography charges.

Gonzaga, North Carolina Advance to NCAA Championship Game:

Gonzaga and North Carolina advanced to the NCAA championship game on Saturday, defeating their respectiveopponents in the Final Four. Gonzaga blew a 14-point lead in the second half, but hung on to defeat South Carolina 77-73. North Carolina missed four free throws in the last six seconds of the game, but went on to defeat Oregon 77-76. Gonzaga will be seeking its first national championship win, while North Carolina is looking for its fifth. “I’ve had some really, really tough teams. I’ve had some really close teams,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. “I’ve had some teams that have been crazy efficient on the offensive end and ones that have been pretty darned good on the defensive end that probably didn’t get credit for it. These guys are all of that. All of it.”


Disclosures Show 27 White House Officials Worth a Combined $2.3B:

President Trump’s top White House aides started their jobs with millions of dollars in the bank, according to recently disclosed financial records cited by the Washington Post. Twenty-seven of Trump’s top aides had a combined $2.3 billion in assets when they joined the White House, the report said. In addition to the $741 million held by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in real-estate holdings, economic adviser Gary Cohnalso owned a large chunk of the total, with $250 million in assets. Julie Hahn, an aide to chief strategist Steve Bannon, reported investments worth between $1.1 million and $2.5 million. Bannon held assets between $11.8 million and $53.8 million, according to the disclosures. The disclosures, filed by about 180 White House staffers and released Friday, show a White House run by the financial elite in an administration that has vowed to serve the working class. “The president has brought a lot of people into this administration, into this White House, in particular, who have been very blessed and very successful by this country and have given up a lot to come into the government by setting aside a lot of assets,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday about the revelations. Spicer was also included in the financial disclosures, with between $2.9 million and $6.6 million in assets.

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People are fleeing New York at an alarming rate:

More people are leaving the New York region than any other major metropolitan area in the country. More than 1 million people moved out of the New York area to another part of the country since 2010, a rate of 4.4 percent — the highest negative net migration rate among the nation’s large population centers, US Census records show. The number of people leaving the region — which includes parts of New Jersey, Connecticut, the lower Hudson Valley and Long Island — in one year swelled from 187,034 in 2015 to 223,423 in 2016, while the number of international immigrants settling in the tri-state area dwindled from 181,551 to 160,324 over the same period, records show.

LBN-MUSIC INSIDER:   ***Bob Dylan finally has his hands on his Nobel Literature diploma and medal. Klas Ostergren, a member of the Swedish Academy, said the 75-year-old American singer-songwriter received his award during a small gathering Saturday afternoon at a hotel next to the conference center where Dylan was performing a concert later that night. Ostergren told The Associated Press that the ceremony was a small, intimate event in line with the singer’s wishes, with just academy members and a member of Dylan’s staff attending.


LBN-BOOK NEWS:   ***Dominick Dunne had troubled relationships with nearly everyone in his life — including his sonAlex and his brother, John Gregory Dunne — but his most painful falling-out was with his boss, Vanity Fair Editor-in-ChiefGraydon Carter. In “Money, Murder, and Dominick Dunne” (out April 18 from University of Wisconsin Press) biographerRobert Hofler tells of a meeting in Carter’s Midtown office in 2006, three years before Dominick died of cancer. “Seven recent issues of Vanity Fair were spread out across a table, each of them opened to one of his columns. According to Dominick, Carter did not like any of them,” Hofler reports. “Dominick felt like he had just been whipped by his father.”

LBN-SPOTLIGHT: “It is the capacity to develop and improve their skills that distinguishes leaders from followers.” —–

LBN-R.I.P.:   ****Richard N. Bolles, a former Harvard physics major, Episcopal priest and career counselor whose own twisting vocational path led to his writing “What Color Is Your Parachute?,” the most popular job-hunter’s manual of the 1970s and beyond, died Friday in Danville, Calif. He was 90. His son Gary confirmed the death. Mr. Bolles lived nearby in San Ramon, Calif.

LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Here is Episode #1, of the revealing interview with M. Zuhdi Jasser M.D., one of America’s most prominent political commentators. Born of Syrian refuge parents, Jasser discusses what it truly means to be an American. A fascinating discussion with a unique and brilliant voice. —–

LBN-COMMENTARY by Dan Lyon: The tech industry has a problem with “bro culture.” People have been complaining about it for years. Yet nobody has done much to fix it. That may finally change, if the people in charge of Silicon Valley — venture capitalists, who control the money — start to realize that the real problem with tech bros is not just that they’re boorish jerks. It’s that they’re boorish jerks who don’t know how to run companies. Look at Uber, the ride-hailing start-up. It’s the biggest tech unicorn in the world, with a valuation of $69 billion. Not long ago Uber seemed invincible. Now it’s in free fall, and top executives have fled. The company’s woes spring entirely from its toxic bro culture, created by its chief executive, Travis Kalanick. What is bro culture? Basically, a world that favors young men at the expense of everyone else. A “bro co.” has a “bro” C.E.O., or C.E.-Bro, usually a young man who has little work experience but is good-looking, cocky and slightly amoral — a hustler. Instead of being forced by investors to surround himself with seasoned executives, he is left to make decisions on his own.

LBN – SPOTLIGHT: GoFundMe or Pray For – Addy Wardrope
Addy Wadrope has SCN8A – a disease which can encompass learning disabilities to severe mental retardation to even unexplained epileptic death. Addy is 1 of 2 children to ever have this specific gene mutation. Right now she’s fighting for her life (having multiple seizures a day at times). A GoFundMe page can be found help pay for Addy’s medical expenses – – Even if you do not wish to contribute, please feel free to offer prayers or thoughts of love to Addy’s Family who’ve never left her side since her nightmare began.


LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Va-va June! After shedding more than 300 pounds, Mama June has gone from behemoth to babe. The reality show star officially revealed her impressive weight-loss transformation on Friday night’s episode of WE tv’s “Mama June: From Not To Hot.”

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