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Trump returns to Rose Garden to claim ‘China will own US’ if he’s not re-elected

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Donald Trump returned to the White House Garden following his hospitalisation with the coronavirus to declare that if he loses his re-election in 20 days, “China will own the United States.”

He delivered a virtual address on Wednesday after hosting a likely “super-spreader” ceremony at the Rose Garden to announce his Supreme Court nominee last month.

In his remarks, the president attacked his Democratic opponent Joe Biden, who the president claimed will oversee economic devastation and “punish” workers, as millions of Americans continue to file for unemployment benefits eight months into a pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans and shuttered businesses in the economic fallout.

The president – speaking with a raspy voice following his illness and return to campaign rallies – told members of the Economic Clubs of New York, Florida, Washington DC, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Sheboygan that the election is a “simple” choice between “historic prosperity”

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Community garden provides a model for what could be

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In the dead of winter when nothing is growing on the Northern Plains, our modern food system bring us produce from the “Smile” of southern states from California to the East Coast, as well as all the way down through Mexico and South America. I appreciate the accessibility of year-round fresh produce that my ancestors never had.

Gardening alongside farming rooted a rural way of life for generations before me. Modern-day rural life allowed me to give up gardening four or five years ago while juggling kids’ schedules and a heavier workload and rely on farmers markets and on my grocery store for fresh produce. And while I have missed the beauty of canned vegetables, fruits and sauces on my pantry shelf, I haven’t missed the work of “putting up a garden” this time of year as my ancestors did to feed their families through the winter.

My lack of

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Rochester Garden Club Gives Outdoor Camp Scholarships

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Chace catches a "keeper"
Chace catches a “keeper” (from Kristen Browe)

The Rochester Garden Club has initiated a new scholarship program for elementary school students in the Rochester area this year. As a part of its mission, the club supports environmental education and is especially interested in helping students of all ages experience the natural world. Graduating seniors receive scholarships toward college degrees in environmental studies, middle school students are sent to a weeklong 4-H sponsored sleep away camp for environmental education and now elementary students can attend the “Nature Discovery Camp” hosted by the City of Rochester Hills.

In late June, Chace Browe (age 7) enjoyed his outdoor experience with the help of naturalists at Bloomer Park. He had great fun observing “the biggest crayfish” in the water and wanted to pet the wild turkeys they found

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U.S. labour secretary’s wife, who was at Rose Garden event, tests positive for coronavirus

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The U.S. Labour Department announced in a news release Tuesday night that Secretary Eugene Scalia’s wife, Trish, has tested positive for coronavirus. The announcement said that Eugene Scalia has tested negative so far but will work from home “for the time being.”

Both Eugene and Trish Scalia attended the Rose Garden event where President Donald Trump announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett was his pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. They were seated in the second row, directly behind first lady Melania Trump and next to former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway — both of whom would later test positive for Covid-19.

“This afternoon, doctors confirmed that U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia’s wife, Trish, tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Mrs. Scalia is experiencing mild symptoms but doing well,” the release stated.

“This evening, Secretary Scalia received a test and the results were negative; he

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Vacant lot in Driving Park becomes garden that nourishes souls

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As the beat of West African drums carried through the neighborhood and the smoke from a fire built especially for s’mores swirled in the air, Iesha Hardy snaked her way through the garden beds and plucked some of the last of this season’s harvest.



a man smiling for the camera: Marjorie Chapman, the inspiration and caretaker of Driving Park’s community garden in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 8, 2020.


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Marjorie Chapman, the inspiration and caretaker of Driving Park’s community garden in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 8, 2020.

Into her plastic bags she stuffed eggplant and tomatoes and collard greens and kale — and that was just to start. Daughter Bella had picked a pumpkin from the patch and dropped it into a bag, too.



a sign on a wooden bench: Friends, family and area residents attend the end-of-summer cookout and party on Oct. 3 at the Driving Park community garden created by Marjorie Chapman. [Gaelen Morse/Dispatch]


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Friends, family and area residents attend the end-of-summer cookout and party on Oct. 3 at the Driving Park community garden created by Marjorie Chapman. [Gaelen Morse/Dispatch]

That this bounty for their tummies was plentiful was a blessing, Hardy said, but the nourishment of the soul

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Deputy, armed suspect wrestle for weapon in Fresno’s Fig Garden neighborhood

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A deputy escaped injury early Tuesday in Fig Garden after wrestling with a man on parole armed with a concealed pistol, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tony Botti reported.

The suspect, Joshua Right, 27, was pulled over at North Palm and North Santa Fe avenues about 2 a.m., because of an expired motorcycle registration. Right refused to allow the deputy to search him, although he was on parole for armed robbery, Botti said.

Right reportedly pulled his arm away from a handcuff and tried to run. As the deputy tackled Right, a wrestling match ensued and the suspect reached for his waistband as the deputy made hand strikes to the side of Right’s head. Right was able to run before he was chased down and subdued.

Deputies recovered a compact 9 mm handgun and booked Right on charges of being a felon in possession of firearm. Bail was set

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Wife of Trump’s labor secretary, who was at Barrett Rose Garden event, tests positive for Covid-19

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Trish Scalia, the wife of President Donald Trump’s Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia, has tested positive for Covid-19, the Labor Department said Tuesday night.

The agency said in a statement that doctors performed the test Tuesday afternoon. She has “mild symptoms but [is] doing well,” the statement said.

Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, tested negative Friday night, according to the Labor Department. He has experienced no symptoms.

“The Secretary and Mrs. Scalia will follow the advice of health professionals for Trish’s recovery and the health of those around them. For the time being, the Secretary will work from home while continuing to carry out the mission of the Department and the President’s agenda,” the agency said in the statement.

The secretary and his wife attended the Rose Garden ceremony last month where Trump officially nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the seat

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Rare tropical plants taken in raid from Wellington Botanic Garden

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Tropical plants worth thousands of dollars were stolen from Begonia House at Wellington’s Botanic Garden.

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Tropical plants worth thousands of dollars were stolen from Begonia House at Wellington’s Botanic Garden.

A dozen tropical plants costing thousands of dollars have been stolen from Wellington’s Botanic Garden.

Thieves took the plants, some of which were a metre high, as well as cuttings from Begonia House, manager David Sole said.

But while plant theft was becoming more common, it was the biggest theft ever seen at the gardens

“This type of plant theft is becoming more prevalent across New Zealand as there is a fad for rare or unusual houseplants which seems to be driving the market,” he said.

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Garden Manager David Sole says there are plans to beef-up security and monitoring of Begonia House.

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Garden Manager

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Wife of Trump’s labor secretary, who was at Barrett Rose Garden event, tests positive for Covid

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Trish Scalia, the wife of President Donald Trump’s Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia, tested positive for Covid-19, the department said in a statement Tuesday night.

The agency said doctors performed the test this afternoon. She has “mild symptoms but doing well,” the statement said.

Secretary Scalia, the son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, tested negative on Friday night, according to the department. He has experienced no symptoms.

“The Secretary and Mrs. Scalia will follow the advice of health professionals for Trish’s recovery and the health of those around them. For the time being, the Secretary will work from home while continuing to carry out the mission of the Department and the President’s agenda,” the agency said in the statement.

The secretary and his wife attended the Rose Garden ceremony earlier this month where Trump officially nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the seat of late Supreme Court Justice

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Labor Secretary Scalia’s Wife Is Latest Rose Garden Guest With COVID-19

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Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia’s wife has tested positive for COVID-19—becoming at least the 13th person who attended a largely mask-free White House Rose Garden event to contract the coronavirus.



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Trish Scalia was seated next to Kellyanne Conway at the Sept. 26 ceremony to announce President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, and right behind Melania Trump.

Conway and the first lady also got infected with COVID-19, along with the president, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and two of her underlings, and Sens, Mike Lee and Thom Tillis, along with several others.

In addition, other members of Trump’s inner circle, like adviser Hope Hicks, who were not at the event also tested positive in the White House outbreak, which put the president in the hospital.

The Labor Department said Secretary Scalia—whose

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