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"We have to be true to ourselves and it was something I wanted to do and if persevering gives someone else encouragement, I'm all for it," says Rollings.
Rollings is all smiles now, but take into account the many setbacks she's endured along the way: losing a scholarship, making bad grades, financial burdens and dropping out of school to take care of her family: it all slowed her down, but it didn't stop her. Rollings says that little spark inside of her got her through the tough times. Now tomorrow, when she turns her tassel - nurse, grandmother, and graduate - it's on to new horizons.
"I'm just ready for whatever the world has for me and I just need to take advantage of it and enjoy it," says Rollings. "That's what I'm doing right now. Enjoying this moment."
So, what's next for Frances Rollings? Right now she's working at St. Thomas as a Registered Nurse, and is now thinking about pursuing her Master's Degree.
Friday, December 14 2012, 11:46 PM CST
Tenn. Powerball ticket worth $1 million
May 19, 2013 18:44 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Powerball ticket sold in Tennessee barely missed winning a share of an estimated $590.5 million prize. But the ticket has a nice consolation prize worth $1 million.
Officials say the Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in Chattanooga.
There's no word yet on who won.
A Powerball ticket sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., matched all six numbers selected Saturday night for the estimated $590.5 million prize. It's the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
The winning numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball of 11.
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.