House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Trump’s case should be “unifying” moment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she is praying for President Trump and hopes his coronavirus battle is a “unifying” moment for the country.

She also said she is not sure where the president might have gotten the virus, including whether someone on Capitol Hill was the source.

“I haven’t heard anything like that,” Mrs. Pelosi told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “I think the optics of it are those who were at the White House were the ones who brought the virus back to Capitol Hill.”

The speaker was likely referring to last weekend’s introduction of Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the White House Rose Garden. Two Republican senators who attended, plus other guests, later tested positive.

The speaker said she will defer to the House attending physician as to whether her chamber needs to beef up testing, though she noted there are thousands of employees on her side of the Capitol.

Mrs. Pelosi said she tested negative for the virus Friday and plans to be checked regularly. She said she is learning about the president’s condition from the media, like everyone else, despite her position.

“Prayers are with the president, first lady and all of those who surround him,” Mrs. Pelosi said.

She said she hopes contact tracers are able to figure out who else might need to be isolated.

“I hope it will be a signal that we have to do better at controlling the spread of this virus,” she said.

Mrs. Pelosi said the administration has been “anti-science” and needs to take testing and tracing and mask-wearing more seriously.


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A Rotary Moment: Lorrie Parker Garden, Morris Garden 2 additions to Montgomery’s Memory Park

September rains bring lots of green grass and lush foliage in Memory Park!

Memory Park in Montgomery, located behind the Charles B Stewart West Branch Library, is a beautiful site at any time, but particularly so after a rain. The birds are everywhere, the fish are jumping and the plants enjoy the drenching. I’m wondering if the family of rabbits who were there at opening still reside on the east side around Rainbow Bridge Garden – mom, we’ll have to check that out.

There have been several additions to the park this year. We’ll highlight two of them today and save the others for next week.

Rotarians Lorrie and Gary Parker, who were among the first to purchase bricks in the Rose Garden prior to opening day in 2005, recently saw work on their family garden completed. They created the “Lorrie Parker Garden” in memory of Lorrie’s dad, Wilbur Rowe and her mom, Geraldine “Jerry” Rowe. “I am from Ohio” said Lorrie, “as were my parents, and when my dad passed, of course, he was buried as was my mom, in Ohio. I wanted to have a special place here in Texas just for my parents. Memory Park is the perfect place because not only does it have a lake but it also adjoins the library. Growing up, our summers were spent at our lake house cottage in Michigan. During my high school years, my parents and I were visiting colleges back when I was trying to decide which school to go to. At each school, my dad insisted on going to each of the school’s libraries. The bench that was placed at my parent’s area faces the library. I hope that the special place at Memory Park brings some peace to those who have lost a loved one or maybe going through a difficult time. I know it does for me. Just walking around Memory Park lifts the weight of any burdens I may have and a sense of calmness wraps around me like a warm blanket in a cold winter.” The view of the park and the library from that location is beautiful indeed, and when the flags are up, their reflection in the water adds an additional breathtaking dimension. The garden includes a “witches cauldron” that belonged to Lorrie’s mom. Gary helped installed drip lines to the pots to water the plants. Also in the garden is a stone for Lorrie’s Dad, which declares “He Sang It Like He Lived – With All His Heart” followed by the words to the beautiful “Let There Be Peace On Earth.”

The second garden is called “The Morris Garden” and is the creation of Christina and Bill Rathbun. Jack Morris, Christina’s ex and the father of her two sons, passed away earlier this year after battling a chronic condition for a long time. Six months later, the family lost Jason, the older of the two sons, from a sudden heart attack. Jack was great friends with Bill and remained a

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Moment pedophile is beaten up after ‘he was caught leering at child’

Convicted pedophile Douglas Lane was beaten up after he was allegedly caught peering under a bathroom stall as a 15 year-old girl used the toilet (Pictures: Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office/WYFF)

Dramatic phone camera footage has captured the moment a pedophile was beaten up and flung on a grass verge for allegedly spying on a child in a bathroom. Douglas Lane, 53, was battered after he was accused of spying underneath a bathroom stall at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Duncan, South Carolina.

A 15 year-old girl using that stall on Sunday said she saw convicted sex offender Lane peering up at her, and told her family what had happened.

Lane was then apprehended by a group of parents visiting Duncan for a softball tournament, and appears to have been assaulted before being dumped on a patch of grass with blood on his face and clothes.

An eyewitness in the restaurant said they heard someone cry ‘Get him! H’s getting away,’ as a man with a bloody nose attempted to run outside. The onlooker says Lane was tackled to the ground by a group of adults as he crossed the parking lot, with his interceptors then raining blows on him.

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That eyewitnesses young son asked what had happened to Lane, with the dad telling him: ‘There was a bad guy, and a lot of good guys took down the bad guy.’

An accompanying video seen by WYFF showed Lane laying on the grass and making pleading arm movements with a group of adults, who appeared unmoved by his plight.

Lane was later arrested and charged with voyeurism. He told investigators he’d gone into the women’s bathroom ‘by accident’. The pervert was previously convicted of peeping into another restroom in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in 2000 to spy on two children aged eight and nine.

He had another conviction for looking into a room occupied by an adult in 2008.

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Ozzy Osbourne’s son Jack recalls the rocker being invited to the White House: ‘It was a very proud moment’

EXCLUSIVE: At age 71, Ozzy Osbourne is ready to share his story in front of cameras.

The Grammy winner and former vocalist for the metal band Black Sabbath is starring in a new episode of A&E’s “Biography” docu-series, titled “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne,” which celebrates the life and career of one of rock’s biggest stars.

The two-hour special, which premieres on Labor Day, features the British artist candidly discussing the numerous highs and lows of his life. His children, wife Sharon Osbourne, close friends, bandmates and more also come forward to share their little-known memories of the rock icon.

The special also highlights never-before-seen interviews about his recent Parkinson’s diagnosis. In January, Osbourne announced he was diagnosed with the nervous system disorder that affects movement. He shared that the news came after a fall last year. And while he was forced to cancel tour dates last year due to health troubles, Osbourne insisted he was eager to get well and get back to performing because he misses his fans.


Osbourne’s son Jack Osbourne also participated in the special. The 34-year-old spoke to Fox News about bringing the documentary to life, his father’s decades-long marriage to Sharon, 67, as well as how being invited to the White House forever impacted him.

Fox News: What was it like reflecting on your father’s life and career for a special like this one?
Jack Osbourne: It’s always very weird because, at the end of the day, my dad is my dad. People don’t see him as their dad because he’s not, other than his children. I have a very different view of my father than I think most of the world. This is the second documentary I produced on him. With the first one, I was finding out things that came to light that I had no idea about. So doing this project now, I put it all in perspective.

Fox News: The “Biography” special highlighted the moment that Ozzy was invited to the White House. How much of an impact did that have on him?
Osbourne: He still talks about it often. think it was a pretty big deal for him. My dad and how he was growing up, it was very blue-collar, very working class.

And I think the fact that you’re all of a sudden being invited to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and President Bush is up there giving you a call out, that was kind of cool. And this was at a time, too, when the White House Correspondents’ Dinner wasn’t really known for inviting celebrities. It was in the early 2000s, so it was still very much press only. My dad was just blown away by it. It was a very proud moment for him.


Black Sabbath lead singer and MTV star British Ozzy Osbourne (C) parties at the 2002 annual White House Correspondents Dinner on May 4, 2002, in Washington, DC. US actor/comedian Drew Carey is the featured entertainment for the dinner with attracts leading political figures and Hollywood stars.

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Mystical Moment in the Bathroom

Each day I proclaim my mission in life to myself. Sometimes I do this while walking. Other times I'm in in deep meditation, and today I was sitting on the toilet and had an "aha" moment while declaring my mission. I quite unexpectedly realized that I had it wrong. I have been saying for many years: "The peace of God is my one goal, the aim of all my living here, the end I seek, my purpose and my function and my life." While this is a very noble life purpose, I often feel as though I am falling short. While sitting in my bathroom, I suddenly became aware of an energy of love filling my heart and a small voice, perhaps the voice of God, saying: "As long as you seek peace it will always elude you. Just be love and know that love is acceptance and love is enough. "

I expanded my mind to fully get the true meaning of this mystical message received in a mundane place. I pondered the idea that perhaps if I were to change my aim in life to "just be love" and not worry so much about being at peace, then I would be less caught up in my inner world and more available to the outer world. I reflected ever so gently on the feelings of failure I endure as I watch myself become ill at ease when something happens that I don't want or like. Feeling frustrated, I then end up with a sense of disappointment in myself for losing my inner contentment and not completing my life's mission of feeling the peace of God. I also become less effective in helping any one else along life's journey because my self-esteem plummets and I withdraw.

On the other hand, if I focus on being love, then I embody an inherent sense of value and worth. I remember that I am enough and love is at my core. With this truth, I am able to live my highest aspirations. The key to being love, is to simply love whatever life brings, without having to judge what it is. My goal in the past has been to peaceful and unaffected by the circumstances happening around me. Now, I see that I may experience a myriad of other emotions like fear, frustration, and anger and not have to feel like a failure in life. These emotions are superficial and do not change the inherent nature of myself. In fact, the contrast of moving from fear to love motivates me to go deeper inside to the place where I remember and know that I am love. Love reminds me that I am acceptable exactly as I am and so is life.

So my new mission statement is "The love of God is my one goal, the aim of all my living here, the end I seek, my purpose and my function and my life." And for today, remembering that love is at the …

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