In Greece, the perils of a drawn-out debt crisis are imprinted on its younger population — whose unemployment numbers are soaring — who turn to selling their bodies for money and to a dangerous, cheap new street drug for escape.
Chad Yakobson wasn't expecting this. Really. When he arrived at his brewery on bicycle at 10 a.m. Sunday, between 30 and 40 people were lined up outside waiting, some in lounge chairs. Yakobson went inside and got to work, preparing with his small staff at Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project for what they thought was just another bottle release.
The 16-year-old student facing an attempted-murder charge in connection with the pipe bomb left at Lafayette's Centaurus High School last week previously had been investigated for suspected bomb-making and, a friend told police, considered himself a "dormant terrorist."
The plan calls for Kati Pietrafeso to take a seat with her Overland High School graduating class in a chair at the end of a row. Then, when it's time for her best friend, Elena Nevel, to walk across the stage Friday and receive her diploma, Kati can quickly rise and join her.