Ivanka Trump Claimed To Love Phish And McDonald’s, According to 1996 Interview

first_imgIn 1996, People Magazine ran a story about then-14-year-old Ivanka Trump, who at that time gaining exposure from some modeling gigs–as well as the fact that she was the daughter of well-known businessman Donald Trump. While most people only know the Ivanka they saw on the campaign trail with her father last year, the ’96 interview gives us some amusing glimpses into who she was as a child.According to the article, written by Michelle Green, “When she isn’t modeling, Ivanka spends time as her schoolmates do—waking up at ‘a horrible hour, 7 o’clock,’ she says, jumping into her uniform (pleated skirt, white shirt) and cabbing to Chapin. Back at 5, she does homework in her bedroom (with its canopied bed adorned with a pillow that says, “When a Woman Is Tired of the Plaza, She Is Tired of Life”), phones friends and watches Beverly Hills, 90210. She snaps up CDs by Phish and pigs out with pals at McDonald’s. “I’m a big eater,” she says. “After all, I am 14.”Yep, you read that right. Among the details one might expect to hear about a young heiress, we find out that young Ivanka was a Phish fan. Or, at least, she was enough of a fan to mention it to People.Whether or not Ivanka is still into the band is unknown, but now that we’re aware of her early fandom, we’ll be keeping an eye out for her at the Phish’s Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden this summer.[via People, 1996]last_img read more

Wellington Police initiates ‘Click it or Ticket’ program through June 2

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Forty-two Wellington residents received citations for not wearing seat belts on Monday as part of the “Click it or Ticket” campaign by the Wellington Police Department.Starting on Monday and continuing through Sunday, June 2, drivers can expect increased police presence on Wellington streets as the Wellington Police Department joins over 140 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2013 Kansas Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement campaign.Not only will you be cited but expect to see your name on the Wellington Police notes. This activity is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).Drivers can expect strict enforcement of both the Safety Belt Use Act and the Child Passenger Safety Act.  Briefly, these acts require that all occupants must be appropriately restrained.  Law enforcement officers can stop vehicles and issue tickets when they observe front seat occupants, or children under the age of 14, riding without proper restraint.Occupants, ages 14 and over, are cited individually.  In the event that a passenger under the age of 14 is observed to be unrestrained the driver will be cited.  Children under the age of four must be secured in an approved child safety seat.  Children, ages four through seven, must be securely belted into an approved booster seat unless taller than 4 feet 9 inches or heavier than 80 pounds.Children, ages eight through 13 must be safety-belted.   In addition, the act prohibits persons under the age of 14 from riding in any part of a vehicle not intended for carrying passengers, such as a pickup bed.  For answers to child safety restraint questions and the location of the nearest safety seat fitting station or technician, contact the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office at 1-800-416-2522, or [email protected] aim of Click It or Ticket is simple:  to drastically reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries that occur when unbelted drivers and passengers are involved in traffic crashes.  According to KDOT’s Traffic Safety section, almost half of those killed in crashes are not belted in.  At the same time, fully 98 percent of crash occupants who suffer no injuries of any kind are belted in.  In general, unrestrained occupants who are involved in a crash have, at most, only about an 8% chance of not suffering some degree of injury.  And all for simply not taking the brief moments necessary to secure themselves and ensure that their passengers are secured.Kansas adult seat belt compliance rate is 80% and ranges, by county, from 66% to 89%  with higher rated generally associated with urban counties.   Kansas’ adult seat belt compliance rate is 80% and ranges, by county, from 66 to 89 percent, with higher rates generally associated with urban counties.  Given that unrestrained vehicle occupants are much more likely to die in crashes than are those who buckle in, it is no surprise that the lower restraint usage rate in rural areas is associated with a higher crash fatality rate.  In fact, in Kansas, while only about one-third of all crashes occur on rural roadways, those roads see fully two-thirds of all crashes with fatalities.  This is frequently due to vehicles in rural areas unintentionally leaving their driving lane and colliding with off-road obstacles, such as culverts, and/or rolling over and ejecting unbelted occupants.  One of the grimmest duties a police officer is called upon to perform is to work a crash where an unrestrained occupant is either partially ejected, or completely ejected, and then crushed by the rolling vehicle.  Urban motorists are more likely to be belted and less likely to leave the road.  While seat belts may not always protect from serious or fatal injury, certainly no other piece of equipment within the vehicle provides more protection.Kansans like to see their state as one which protects children.  However, across the state (with the exception of children, ages 0-4, who are buckled in at the rate of 97%) children and teens are buckled in at rates below the 80% rate for adults.  As is the case among adults, so it is with child occupants, in that those in rural counties are less likely to be restrained than those in urban counties.   Sadly, fully 70% of Kansas drivers who choose not to buckle in themselves also do not buckle in their child passengers.According to Chief Tracy Heath “Everyone knows there are seat belt laws and that seat belts and child safety seats save lives and reduce injury, as well as hold down health care costs for all of us”.  But too many drivers play the odds and don’t buckle up, or require their passengers to buckle up because, in their experience, a crash is unlikely.  But, when a crash does happen – and it’s generally within five miles from home – the four seconds it takes to buckle up looks like a smart investment.  I want drivers in Wellington to remember that it’s not only about your driving skills, but it’s also about the skills, habits and circumstances of the drivers sharing the road with you.“When you don’t buckle up yourself, or require your passengers to buckle up, you’re making the decision for everyone in your vehicle that the drivers you meet are not going to be distracted by sleepiness, cell phone conversations, texting, their coffee, changing radio stations, or kids fighting in the back seat.  And you’re assuming that no animal, mechanical or roadway circumstance will cause you to suddenly slow or veer out of your lane.“I want people to know that the Wellington Police Department is committed to aggressively ticketing violators of seat belt and child safety laws, and all other traffic infractions – such as speeding and texting while driving – that make our streets and highways unsafe.” Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (20) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down albert · 377 weeks ago Raising money for wheat festival again. Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down Taxpayer · 377 weeks ago More intrusion from the liberal big government. It’s MY car and My life! Jackbooted Nazi SS troopers should spend their time solving real crime. Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Observant · 377 weeks ago Don’t blame the police – blame the “CONSERVATIVE”, not “LIBERAL” State of Kansas Legislature…they are the ones that initiated and voted this “police state” law into the books. Now the authorities need no legit reason to stop anyone – all the pieces are in place for the right wing to control other peoples lives completely, not only in their cars, but their homes, their places of work, everywhere. Democracy? Majority Rule? Nope, we lost those desired entities a long time ago! Personal freedoms are dead all in the name of the vociferous minority – “DO IT MY WAY OR HIT THE HIGHWAY!” Welcome to the “DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA”…it’s sad. Report Reply 1 reply · active 377 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Maggie · 377 weeks ago My husband was stopped several weeks ago for not wearing a seatbelt, when he was in fact wearing a seatbelt. (His shirt was very close in color to the belt webbing and wasn’t clearly visible from a distance.) He wasn’t cited, but he was late for a meeting because of the stop. Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down Hitler Lives Inobama · 377 weeks ago I can tell you this I cam getting sick and tired of these fools making stupid laws. Its about time to take up arms and move against the big gooberment. Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down 20white92 · 377 weeks ago The names of the ticketing officers? I think they should be published also, for every ticket. Report Reply 1 reply · active 377 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down HAILHITLER WELLCREW · 377 weeks ago I witnessed one being pulled over falsely the last time the GUSTPO went out in full force, it was right in front of the smoke shop. Don’t be pulling one over just because you think they are not wearing one. MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT BEFORE YOU PULL THEM OVER. That law was not passed just to give hitlers cronies the right to second guess if someone is wearing a seat belt. Guess theres plenty of donut money in the coffers after reading yesterdays traffic count of violent seatbelt offenders. HAIL HITLER Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down tired of winers · 377 weeks ago To all of you people posting negative comments about the police, have you stopped to think they are just doing their job as instructed before you start crying? Hitler lives inobama that is scary comment. Report Reply 1 reply · active 376 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down with Observant · 377 weeks ago Ok really? This was not Obama who did this. They are trying to save lives. GET OVER IT! You guys want people to not have big government, but yet when something major happens you want government to come to your rescue. There needs to be a day when everyone who wants big government to go away, really goes away for a month. That means no federal aid. Yes I am talking about social programs such as WIC, food stamps, medicare, medicade. Get over your bible belt republican views. I am glad they are willing to do this and are getting support so I know I am safe also my family is safe. It can be a hassle for people but just because you don’t like it don’t blame Obama. Report Reply 2 replies · active 377 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Guest · 377 weeks ago “Elected” officials passed the law years ago. It’s the law and it is being enforced. (Did you take the time and effort to vote?) Additionally – people who are injured in accidents, that don’t have insurance, are treated at hospitals, and the the rest of us end up paying their medical bills via higher insurance premiums and higher costs for care. This law saves lives – and it hopefully keeps people out of the hospitals – and medical costs don’t increase – just wear the damn thing and quit whining about it. It’s been the law for years now. Obey the law – don’t get a ticket – simple as that. (And this law was in effect long before Obama or Brownback. Your ignorance amazes me.) And it bothers me that people fault the police for doing their job and helping save lives. Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. 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