By: Channel 9 Eyewitness NewsNews@kcautv.comTaylor Swift's night at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas was a success. She led all artists at the Sunday night ceremony with eight wins, includingMore>>
Taylor Swift’s night at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas was a success. She led all artists at the Sunday night ceremony with eight wins, including top artist and top Billboard 200 album, for “Red.”More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness NewsNews@kcautv.com Hearing on the radio that a violent storm was approaching her rural Oklahoma neighborhood, Lindsay Carter took advantage of the advanced warning, gatheredMore>>
Several tornadoes struck parts of the nation's midsection Sunday, concentrating damage in central Oklahoma and Wichita, Kan. One person was killed near Shawnee, Okla., and 21 injuries were reported throughout the state.More>>
By: Diana Johnsen email@example.com He's fallen, but not forgotten. Navy Seals dog handler, John Douangdara was killed two years ago in Afghanistan after the helicopter he was in, crashed. His dogMore>>
A bronze statue in memory of Navy Seals dog handler, John Douangdara of South Sioux City is completed and will be placed in the John Douangdara Memorial War Dog Park. More>>
By: Hollie Hojek firstname.lastname@example.org Sure there's plenty of guns at the gun show in Sioux City this year, but what about one of a high voltage stun gun, perfect for the woman in your life. "Damsels inMore>>
Damsels in Defense sells Speciality, Non-Lethal Weapons for Women.More>>
By: Hollie Hojek email@example.com The annual gun show is back at the Sioux City Convention Center, and it's the biggest year yet. Two-hundred and fifty tables were sold at this year's gun show. BuyersMore>>
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By: Claire DeRoin CDeRoin@kcautv.com A Moville man has been sentenced to five years in prison for kicking a child in the mouth. On Thursday, twenty-eight year old Benjamin Fuqua pled guilty to oneMore>>
A Moville man was sentenced for kicking a child in the mouth.More>>
By: Diana Johnsen firstname.lastname@example.org The Powerball Jackpot is sweeping across Siouxland. The jackpot is at least $600 million dollars. It's the largest Powerball jackpot in history and the second-largestMore>>
It's "Powerball Fever" as Siouxlanders buy up their tickets for the at least $600 million Powerball Jackpot. More>>
By: Diana Johnsen email@example.com The "Legend" roller coaster is debuting this summer with a new set of tracks. The ride in Arnolds Park amusement park is now a bit newer and smoother than whatMore>>
The "Legend" roller coaster at Arnolds Park is debuting this summer with a new set of tracks.More>>
By: Sam Doerr firstname.lastname@example.org Just over two weeks after her trial ended Ashley Cameron and her family found out her fate and for them it was well worth the wait. Ashley Cameron from Onawa, IowaMore>>
Just over two weeks after her trial ended Ashley Cameron and her family found out her fate and for them it was well worth the wait.More>>
By: Scott Larson email@example.com Of course a trip to the Tulip Festival isn't complete without a stroll down the Straatmarkt where you can pick up plenty of awesome food and gifts. Elephant ears,More>>
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With every step in our journey toward a more perfect Union, Americans have drawn strength from the values that bind us together as one people. Personal integrity, mutual respect, commitment to service -- these timeless ideals have guided our Nation's progress for centuries, inspiring us not only to see the best in each other, but also to seek the best in ourselves. During National Character Counts Week, we celebrate the principles that keep our country moving forward and renew our commitment to sharing them with our sons and daughters.
As parents, teachers, mentors, and neighbors, it is up to all of us to empower our children with a sense of excellence in everything they do -- from the classroom through careers and community involvement. We must instill in them the creativity and imagination it takes to envision a dream, and the drive and discipline it takes to realize one. We should also underscore the values of responsibility and service that have sustained our national life for generations. With these qualities, all of us can seek out new horizons and opportunities with confidence, secure in the knowledge that we can overcome the challenges and setbacks that confront us.
To ensure that each and every American has the chance to fulfill their promise, we must also teach our children to practice kindness and respect. Many students across our country have experienced bullying and harassment at school, online, or in their communities, eroding their ability to thrive and feel that they belong. This week, let us reaffirm our responsibility to make our schools and communities safe places that nurture not only our students' talents and intelligence, but also their sense of empathy and regard for one another.
During National Character Counts Week, we reflect on the principles that give us strength to reach for our own dreams and vision to boost others toward theirs. As we mark this important occasion, let us rededicate ourselves to preserving and passing on those basic American values in the years to come.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do
hereby proclaim October 21 through October 27, 2012, as National Character Counts Week. I call upon public officials, educators, parents, students, and all Americans to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.