Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 11:03 am
Until recently, some students in the Spring Branch Independent School District in the Houston area dreaded lunchtime. The cafeteria meant humiliation, because their parents couldn't afford a hot lunch.
The alternative for these kids was a cold cheese sandwich; anyone seen leaving the lunch line with one was marked as being poor.
Until school volunteer Kenny Thompson saw it happen.
Originally published on Fri September 5, 2014 8:58 am
Sekou Siby was supposed to be inside the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Siby, an immigrant from Ivory Coast, worked in the kitchen at Windows on the World, a restaurant at the top of the north tower. But on that day, he had switched shifts with another kitchen worker, Moises Rivas.