Saturday Sixth: Red tide and seaweed point to threaten Florida beaches A man is free after a prison sentence of 400 years and more

The professor sparks students’ passion for physics

A Texas A&M University professor ignites students’ passion for physics


The weekend is finally here.

During another busy news week, A.J A storm in the northeast cut off electricity to thousands and closed hundreds of schools, Egg prices are starting to fall After months of highs, Oprah revealed the 100th pick for her book club and the world mourned the loss Singer Bobby Caldwellwho died at the age of 71.

Bobby Caldwell
Bobby Caldwell, the influential singer and songwriter behind R&B hits like “What You Won’t Do for Love” and “Open Your Eyes,” has died, according to a statement from his wife, Mary Caldwell.

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Meanwhile, rep Billy Crystal reinvented his iconic “When Harry Met Sally” Find his 75th birthday, Florida amusement park He breaks up a ride where a teen falls to his death Last year, USA Today released a List of women of the yearwhich includes Sandra Day O’Connor and Michelle Obama, W House Republicans launched their own version Jan 6 Commission.

But that’s not nearly all.

Below is the weekly Saturday Six, a rundown of half a dozen news stories—in no particular order—ranging from heartfelt to bizarre to tragic, and everything in between.

  • a The physics professor’s viral videos helped inspire women To pursue careers in science. From the story: Women account for only a quarter of American graduates who earn a bachelor’s degree in physics, according to the American Physical Society, a Maryland-based nonprofit. But Dr. Tatyana Erokimova, a professor of physics at Texas A&M University, is looking to change that with the help of social media. Watch the video above.
  • fl A man serving a 400-year sentence is free after his acquittal. From the story: Sydney Holmes, 57, was convicted in April of 1989 for the 1988 robbery in which he was accused of being the getaway driver. Holmes was taken in by his family when he was walking free on Monday, and he said the first thing he wanted to do was get something to eat.
  • More Americans are unable to pay their billsAnd some countries are worse than others. From the story: An increasing number of Americans say they struggle to pay their bills, affected by inflation and the loss of federal pandemic aid. About 36% of consumers say it has been “very difficult” for them to pay their usual bills “somewhat,” according to the latest Census Bureau. Family Pulse Surveywhich collected responses during the first two weeks of February.

  • An Arkansas man found a 3.29 carats “Big Ugly Diamond” in the state park. From the story: An Arkansas man found a 3.29-carat brown diamond in the Crater of Diamonds State Park earlier this month. It is the largest diamond ever found in the park Since September 2021Park said in a statement.

  • a A woman pretending to be a sick and wounded Marine He was sentenced to six years in prison. From the story: A Rhode Island woman who posed as a sick veteran to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in benefits and charitable donations has been sentenced to six years in federal prison, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. Sarah Jane Kavanaugh – who never served in the US Army – has claimed she was a Marine decorated with the Purple Heart and Bronze Star who was hit by an improvised explosive device in Iraq. Kavanaugh, 32, has claimed she developed service-related cancer.

  • Finally, Florida’s beaches could take a hit or two from red tide and seaweed spot as spring break approaches. From the story: a Toxic algae known as red tide It is already wiping out fish along the Gulf Coast, causing an unpleasant stench. Now, A.J Huge lump of seaweed Twice the size of the United States is drifting across the Atlantic and could wash ashore in the coming weeks, creating an even bigger mess. “It could be two problems that grow into a bigger problem,” said Mike Parsons, a professor of marine sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University.

See you next week. Until then, stay tuned to CBS News on TwitterAnd Youtube And Facebook.

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