Laura G. Singleton

Laura is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career class.

Laura G. Singleton

Happy and productive

Lifestyle | Chris Gargiulo lives a life with Down Syndrome his childhood doctors couldn’t foresee 
by Laura G. Singleton
Posted 4/11/19, 01:26 pm

When Chris Gargiulo finished his 30th year of working at a McDonald’s in this city 37 miles north of Tampa, 60 people attended a celebratory surprise party. Gargiulo “was shocked,” according to Cheryl Stark, a friend from church, but someone else might have been even more surprised: the doctor Gargiulo’s mother, Elizabeth Bridwell, consulted after Chris was born with Down syndrome (DS) in 1960. 

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Trust, love, and baseball

Sports | Teamwork lessons at spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates
by Laura G. Singleton
Posted 3/28/19, 02:39 pm

As the major league baseball season opens, fans in 30 cities will learn whether the team-building efforts in spring training camps have been successful.

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle gave reporters the typical message: “‘Team-first’… We all have the same goal. There needs to be connection, there needs to be communication.”

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Play-by-play gambling

Sports | New football league provides a brave new world for gamblers
by Laura G. Singleton
Posted 2/28/19, 03:50 pm

The Alliance of American Football (AAF), the latest effort to fill the post–Super Bowl void in pro football action, began its inaugural season on Feb. 9. The feel-good premise of the AAF is that it’s a “league of second chances,” where young hopefuls or veterans with something left in the tank can showcase their skills. AAF players sign three-year contracts but can leave for work in the NFL at any time.

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