I chose exercise 14.3 1. In this exercise we had to watch the local news, national news, and the local paper and answer the following questions, how many stories are apparently intended to appeal to our emotions and our sympathies, which stories seem to have been intended to grab attention by appealing to our curiosity or love of scandal, which seemed to be selected for their entertainment value, and how many stories seem intended to make us fearful for our safety or grateful for our security? The stories in the local Whiz news on 11/4/2015.
1. The election – David Tarbert elected law director and also that the legalization of marijuana didn’t pass.
2. Medical newsOhio reported 514 Fentanyl overdoses in 2014 and more Fentanyl related seizures than any other state. The local Health Department is going to teach first responders how to treat overdoses or seizures related to Fentanyl. The next session is on 11/26 and is open to the public.
3. Tis the season of givingRambo Healthcare is needing our help so they are mailing out seals for the public to put on their mail and also asking for donations. The public can send in donations from now to 12/31
4. ZAAP artist of the month- Susan Cornell was named the ZAAP artist of the month. The artist are students at Starlight and are having a gallery to showcase their work. These students are self-employed artist. The gallery is this Friday from 5-8pm on Main Street.
5. Medical news- A Washington hospital is doing stimulated battle fields to train Army combat medics. It is also during birthing simulation for natural and C-sections. These programs helps to improve confidence in doctors. The stories in the NBC nightly news on 11/4.
1. Plane crash-Russian plane coming from a small airport in Egypt crashes. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the crash saying that they planted a bomb. For five days investigators have searched for clues of a bomb, however none has yet to be found. There is a strong suspicion that the bomb was planted by ground crew or baggage handlers. Another possibility is that it was a technical defect, however Russia believes that ISIS took down their plane and is accepted to retaliate.
2. Officers betrayed- officer thought to be killed in the line of duty committed suicide. He feared that he was about to be caught. He had ben embezzling money from a youth organization for the last seven years. He had experience staging mock crime scenes, which is why they believed his death was murder at first. Two others are now believed to be involved in criminal activity since the investigation has started.
3. California college stabbing- A student stabbed four people before being shot and killed by police. All victims are thought to recover. No cause has been revealed.
4. 2016 presidential polls-Surge in polls for Marco Rubio. Half a million people are campaigning to keep Trump from hosting SNL.
5. Record snow- Flagstaff, AZ got 5 inches of snow. The most ever recorded at this time of year.
6. Cost of prescription drugs- CEO speaks out about the cost of two new cholesterol drugs that cost 14,000 a year. He says that the company has lost money 24 out of the last 28 years. He says it is because of how much it cost to research and make drugs, plus they give drugs to people for free or a discounted price. Times Recorder on 11/4
1. Maple Ave. crash sends seven people to the hospital- Seven people were transported to Genesis Hospital after a four-car crash Thursday evening at the intersection of Maple and Locust avenues. Sgt. Jon McCoy with the Zanesville Police Department said a Ford Mustang was driving south on Maple Avenue and ran a red light at Locust, hitting a Chevy Malibu that was turning left onto Maple, and then hitting both a Pontiac and a red pickup truck. The crash occurred at about 6:41 p.m.
2. Three people in custody for fake check-Three people were taken into custody after trying to cash a fake check Thursday afternoon at Community Bank in downtown Zanesville. Zanesville Captain Tony Coury said the check was for more than $1,000, and while charges haven’t been filed yet, the individuals would likely be charged with theft and forgery.
3. Four with Ohio ties linked to Al-Qaida- Four men with Ohio ties, including two former Ohio State University students, were working together to send money and other assistance to a known al-Qaida leader before he was killed in a drone strike I believe that there are three stories intended to appeal to our sympathies. These three stories are- Rambo Healthcare needing donations, artist from Starlight having a gallery to sell their art, and the California College stabbing. The one that appeals to our love of scandal is the one about the police officer that was embezzling money from a youth group.
There are two that are for our entertainment, the one about the record snowfall in Flagstaff and also the sound bite about Trump hosting SNL. Three are two that are intended to make us fearful for our safety. They are the story about ISIS planting a bomb in the Russian plane and the four people with Ohio ties being linked to Al-Qaida. I believe that the other stories are more just informative stories presented because they believe them to be news worthy.