NEWS&VIEWS by Jacqueline Bennett

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An Untold Word About Gayle King – CBS This Morning Anchor

Posted on December 11, 2014

By Jacqueline Bennett CBS Rising via @wordpressdotcom — newsandviewsjb (@newsandviewsjb) December 11, 2014   It is in ‘unseen’ moments that people often reveal themselves.   Several years ago before Gayle King became a co-anchor on CBS This Morning – (read CBS Rising as retweeted above) – she was a local news anchor for WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut. As such, she was invited to read to the children at Keeney Street School in Manchester, an elementary school in a Hartford suburb where my sister taught grade two. I don’t recall the exact date but what stayed with me was this account about Gayle relayed to me by my sister.   On the same day Gayle was scheduled to be at the school, hot news was breaking in regard…

Connecticut Man Seeks Swimming Triple Crown 28 Years After Conquering English Channel

Posted on July 16, 2013

Twenty-eight years after swimming the English Channel at age 22, and twenty-four years after circumnavigating the water around Manhattan Island, Marty McMahon, a former president of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce in Connecticut, has his heart set on achieving the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming by swimming the Catalina Channel in Southern California on July 17. And, heart is truly what this swim is all about for McMahon. McMahon, who currently heads the WCC’s tourism committee, is taking on the athletic challenge to raise money and awareness for Autism Services and Resources Ct ASRC (; McMahon’s son Denis has Asperger  syndrome, which is part of the autism spectrum. According to Open Water Source, the marathon swims in the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming…