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9/11 loss inspires art therapy for kids

9/11 loss inspires art therapy for kids

“Excruciating” is how Lori Guadagno describes the pain of losing her brother Richard on September 11, 2001. She was already planning to move to Florida from Vermont and start a hospital art program to help sick children when 9/11 left her “frozen in time.” Art with a Heart became her life raft. She says she could “relate so much to the pain and the anguish” of the families in the hospital.  “I knew it was something really big and really important,” Guadagno says, “and that it was going to save me.”

Art with a Heart volunteers help kids choose what kind of art they want to do, like painting, drawing, or photography. Sometimes volunteers simply create art for the kids’ hospital rooms. Guadagno says the purpose of Art with a Heart is bringing kids an “experience where they can feel normal again, where they feel they are not defined by their illness. They're defined by an artistic moment.”

Today's dress code: university chic

Today's dress code: university chic

This is the 7th year of College Colors Day... and HLN sports anchor Carlos Diaz is celebrating with the 173 million plus college sports fans across the country who are decked out in their university wear.

It's all about school spirit... and of course the $4.6 billion (with a B) marketplace that supports our college sport habit.  From cheerleader action figures, to inflatable mascots, crazy hats and just about anything else you can slap a university logo on.

How many frequent flyer miles to get to space?

How many frequent flyer miles to get to space?

Someone's getting a free trip to space. 

Whoever registers for the 'Mission: Galactic' promotion and earns the most 'Elevate Status points' on Virgin Airlines by August next year gets a free ride on the Virgin Galactic Spaceship.  The second-highest earner will get a flight in an airplane that simulates Zero-G without leaving Earth’s atmosphere.

Report: Shooting at New Jersey supermarket

Report: Shooting at New Jersey supermarket

Local news outlets are reporting a deadly shooting at a supermarket in New Jersey early this morning. 

According to HLN affiliate WABC, the shooting happened inside a Pathmark supermarket that was closed, but employees were working inside stocking shelves.  The gunman was apparently shot and killed by police.

Morning Express rundown: August 31, 2012

Morning Express rundown: August 31, 2012

It's the Friday before a long Labor Day weekend.

If you've got big plans, we're here to help.

As seen on Morning Express: Friday, Aug. 31

As seen on Morning Express: Friday, Aug. 31

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Sherman Hemsley's body still on ice

Sherman Hemsley's body still on ice

More than a month after his death, actor Sherman Hemsley's body still sits in a funeral home cooler.

According to El Paso HLN affiliate KVIA, Hemsley can't be laid to rest until a court rules on the validity of his will.

Rescuers crash through attic to save family

Rescuers crash through attic to save family

Neighbors used a chainsaw to get into an attic to save a family in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.  Dad, Rafael Delgadillo used his cell phone to record his 8-year-old daughter being pulled out of the roof to safety. 

The family is now staying in a shelter.

McCain, Rice and Ryan in three words or less

McCain, Rice and Ryan in three words or less

Senator John McCain, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Representative Paul Ryan got on the mic last night at the Republican National Convention to speak on behalf of Mitt Romney, who will accept his party's nomination to be its presidential candidate tonight.

Political science professor and chief political correspondent for Politic365 Jason Johnson says while all gave solid speeches, it was VP candidate Ryan who won the night.  Here are his reviews in 3 words or less: 

Robin's rundown: Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

Robin's rundown: Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

I'll bet your thoughts are with the folks in the Gulf Coast region who got surprised by Isaac's fury.

The rain keeps coming, even though Isaac is a tropical storm. We're talking possibly more than two feet of rain when it ends.

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