Archive for May, 2013

SNL Bids Farewell To “Stefon”

Service Week May 20, 2013 at 3:28 am

BillhwaveAs season finales go, Saturday Night Live’s was full of surprises and, well, farewells, as eight-season cast member Bill Hader—known and beloved for his character, “Weekend Update” city correspondent Stefon—bids goodbye to the show to get married.

Hosted by Oscar-winning actor Ben Affleck, SNL’s final salvo for the season paid homage to Hader in true SNL style. Through a surprising wedding sequence, “Stefon” bids Seth Meyers goodbye, citing his wedding as the reason. Meyers gets some advice from former co-anchor Amy Poehler and comes to terms with his love for Stefon and chases him, wedding crashers fashion.

Hader wasn’t alone in bidding the show goodbye, though, as last week, cast members Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis also were reported to be leaving. In the season finale episode, the last sketch, “Top of the Pops,” featured Hader, Armisen, Sudeikis, and Taran Killam playing a British rock band on the final night of a tour. Armisen said, “It’s the last night here.” And Hader replied, “But we’re going to keep playing together.”

To cap the night off, host Affleck joined SNL’s “Five Timers Club,” congratulated by his wife, Jennifer Garner, who also joined him for a monologue clearing up some of their marital issues.

Hundreds of Colorado Schools Required to Serve Breakfast

Back2School May 17, 2013 at 12:58 am

breakfastHundreds of Colorado schools will be required to serve breakfast to students in 2014 after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the bill into law.

The bill “Breakfast After the Bell” was passed this legislative session to provide universal free breakfast at poverty schools aiming to ensure student hunger does not prevent learning.

Bill sponsor Rep. Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City) told fellow House members that he loves the bill. “The ‘Breakfast After The Bell’ model is proven to have an incredible success rate,” he added.

Schools with 80% or more students who qualify for free or reduced lunch are required to serve breakfast at the start of each school day, totaling more than 360 schools. According to Hunger Free Colorado, an advocacy group that pushed for the bill, that’s another 80,000 students who will have access to breakfast each school day.

“By enacting this legislation, we can ensure that more Colorado kids will have access to a healthy breakfast so they can start the school day ready to learn,” Moreno said in a statement.