Reading Program Brings Free Books to Kids

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"Books shouldn't be a luxury"     

Chance & Bri's Books & Breakfast brings story time, crafts and free books to children across Chicago's South and West sides.

On a sweltering October Saturday in Boxville, 6-year-old Josiah Wilcher sits on his grandmother's lap, flipping through a book.

Pointing to each word, Josiah reads, "School Picture Day." It's one of his favorites.

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American Pie turns 50 and Don McLean gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Don McLean gets Hollywood star as ‘American Pie’ hits 50

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Singer-songwriter Don McLean got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, marking the 50th anniversary of his classic single “American Pie.”

McLean, 75, recalled how the almost nine-minute-long song about the loss of innocence in the rock generation had come to define his career and be sung at key moments in U.S. cultural life.

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MacLean cruises through first Olympic race

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MacLean cruises through first Olympic race, qualifies for 1500 semifinal round.

Heather MacLean likes to cue up a little Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers to warm up to before she races. Some Bachman Turner Overdrive might have been a better fit for her Olympic debut, as the theme on this night was 'Taking Care of Business.'

With a throng of fans watching the national TV broadcast on a big screen at the Leather City Commons in Peabody plus family and friends rooting her on around the world, MacLean aced the first test on her Olympic journey in Tokyo. In the third heat of the women's 1500 meter run, she came in fifth with a time of 4:02.40 to automatically qualify for the semifinal round.

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