South Side Barista Practices Being An Opera Singer At Work #BrightBytes

With Katie Bright

October 11, 2019

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A South Side man wants to be an opera singer.

  • While he’s waiting for that dream to come true, he is entertaining people from all over the world, for the price of a grande latte. 
  • Andre Owens is a barista at a Starbucks in Terminal 1 at O'Hare.
  • He tends to sing to customers – telling them their order is up.

The 21-year-old suspect in the August mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, that left 22 people dead and some two dozen more injured pled not guilty yesterday during a brief initial hearing.

  • Police have said that Patrick Crusius confessed to the massacre and to targeting Mexicans in the attack.

Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing at least one new charge, prosecutors revealed yesterday, the day his first sex abuse trial was set to begin.

  • Gooding Jr. has pleaded not guilty in that case to touching a woman inappropriately on June 9th at a bar in Manhattan.
  • It is unclear if the new charge involves a new victim.

Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry teamed up to spread the word about World Mental Health Day.

  • A light-hearted video, posted to Instagram yesterday, shows the two joking with Sheeran saying that he is passionate about joining him in support of their fellow gingers.
  • However, the text accompanying the post took a more serious tone stating, "Both Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran want to ensure that not just today but every day, you look after yourself, your friends and those around you." 

Myself and Prince Harry, want to ensure that not just today but every day, you look after yourself, your friends and those around you. There’s no need to suffer in silence - share how you’re feeling, ask how someone is doing and listen for the answer, be willing to ask for help when you need it, and know that we are all in this together Check out the accounts below for more resources and support - @Heads_Together @Calmzone @MentalHealthFoundation @CharityNoPanic @SamaritansCharity @YoungMindsUK @GiveUsAShoutInsta @Childline_official @LetsTalkAboutMentalHealth @Jedfoundation @Pandas_UK @Charitysane @MindCharity @TimeToChangeCampaign @RethinkMentalIllness @MentalHealthMates @ActionHappiness @MHFAEngland @DitchTheLabel @TheBlurtFoundation

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In Sports:

  • A day after Joe Girardi spent 8 hrs with the Cubs interviewing for the manager position, presumptive favorite David Ross spent about 4 hours at the team's office yesterday.
    • The Cubs plan to interview more candidates next week and throughout the month of October. 
  • Blackhawks lost to the Sharks 5 to 4 
  • The Patriots beat the Giants 35-14 last night and are now only one of two undefeated teams in the NFL. 
    • Tom Brady moved ahead of Peyton Manning into second place on the NFL’s all-time passing yards list behind Drew Brees. 
  • Bears have a bye week and return the 20th to play the Saints.