Thumbs up: To Big Brothers Big Sisters, which pairs volunteer mentors with children in the community. Unfortunately, there are 75 children on the waiting list for mentors, so volunteers are needed. Consider applying and learn more at ccysb.com.
Thumbs down: To Justin Bieber, who was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after police saw him racing a yellow Lamborghini early Thursday morning on the streets of Miami Beach, Fla.
Two thumbs down: To the media for making Justin Bieber’s arrest the top story all day Thursday. Really? War in Afghanistan, frigid temperatures, shootings, scandals, Snowden, Sochi, Seahawks ... and a badly behaving 19-year-old pop star is the top story?