It's The Journey - 04/14/14

  I speak to school groups with some regularity about being a tv reporter and news anchor. Invariably, whether it's grade school or college, young people want to know how much you can earn in this profession.  Like most jobs, it's a wide range with many variables.
  This is certain, if you get into this business right out of college you'll likely be working in a relatively small city and the pay will be low.  It keeps some people who earned degrees in broadcasting or print journalism from actually pursuing a full-time job as journalists.  I tell every young group I spend time with to dedicate themselves to learning your craft and make excellence your goal. 
  If you dedicate yourself to really learning the ins and outs of the business and truly make excellence your goal, the dollars and cents will take care of themselves.
  I used to work for a manager who told me if you don't know where you want to go, any road will take you there.  The older I get, the more those words resonate with me.  I place a high value on the quality of the journey. Set your sights on what you want, dedicate yourself to learning everyday and pursue excellence.  You do that, employers who want your skill set and work ethic will find you.  When that happens, you'll find you're in a much better position to discuss compensation.


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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- How to satisfy a woman isn't the sort of lesson a dorm director should be teaching. That's the view of officials at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The school is giving a scolding to Jude Legiste, a full-time university employee who runs Drake Hall. But officials tell the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that what Legiste did isn't a firing offense. Last month, he sent a graphic email with sex tips to students in the dorm. It contained an article by a female lawyer from New Zealand offering suggestions on stimulating women. Legiste tells The Associated Press he was trying to start a conversation about how to treat women but delivered the message in an "inappropriate fashion."


DENVER (AP) -- Some pot smokers in Colorado are getting out of joint -- over pesticides in their legal weed. Two pot users have sued the legal marijuana store LivWell over the use of a fungicide called Eagle 20 EW. The chemical can be dangerous when heated and can't be used on tobacco. Lawyers say it's the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry. LivWell lawyer Dean Heizer says the nine-shop chain no longer uses Eagle 20 EW. Heizer adds no consumer illnesses have been linked to marijuana pesticides in Colorado or any other state.

Dairy Goat Business

PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) -- Victor Nelson and his wife, Tabitha, are milking an idea. They're bringing goat's milk to southeast Alaska. Fresh dairy products are a rarity in the area. KFSK-FM reports the couple is supplying raw milk from their goats to people in Petersburg. The Nelsons started with just a pair of goats. Now, they have 30. Raw milk carries the risk of disease and is heavily regulated in the state. The Nelsons say they inform their customers about the risks. One customer adds the goat's milk makes nice, frothy lattes.


ELLENDALE, Del. (AP) -- A would-be gas station bandit didn't get what he wanted. Delaware State Police report a clerk chased the robber out of the station and its convenience store in Ellendale. Troopers report a man with a handgun demanded money from the clerk. Police add the clerk refused to hand over the cash and ran man out of the place. Officers say the robber was last seen running on a highway.

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