Eyrie News Brief – Feb. 2019

Eagle News

Godwin Performs “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind”

This weekend, Godwin thespians will be performing the play “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” by Greg Allen.

The show consists of 30 plays in 60 minutes, with each individual play lasting approximately two minutes.

Half the proceeds will go to the charity Team Tyler, a charity dedicated to deceased Godwin student, Tyler Wentz.

“It’s an entertaining and fast-moving show that will keep the audience on their feet with a ticking time clock counting down as they choose what happens next,” said director and junior Sarah Welch.

The previous date for the show has been canceled. The new show date has yet to be announced.


Local News

Former Middle School Band Teacher Sentenced To Prison

On Wed., Jan. 9, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that former Quioccasin Middle School band teacher, Jeffrey Michael Lazenby, was sentenced to 90 years in prison after soliciting a minor in an online sex chat.

However, Judge Donald Blessing reduced Lazenby’s sentence from 90 years to five years, requiring Lazenby to also register as a sex offender following his release.

This past Sept., Lazenby plead guilty to nine counts of using a computer to solicit a minor.

When Lazenby first engaged with the minor in question, he believed her to be 18-years-old but was later informed that she was a 16-year-old living in Pennsylvania, and continued the relationship despite this fact



National News

Government Reopens For Three Weeks After Longest Shutdown in History

After 35 days, both the House of Representatives and the Senate have approved a bill and President Trump
has agreed he will also sign the bill to end what has been the longest government shutdown in United States

The bill only ends the shutdown for three weeks, as it will expire on Feb.15, allowing lawmakers to further address President Trump’s request for $5.7 billion, which he has said is needed for building a wall along the border with Mexico.

There is no real agreement or process for what happens if in three weeks the situation has not been finalized, with both Democrats and Republicans coming to an agreement.

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