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Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Nicholas Arzio April 23, 2014 at 11:36 pm
Beef cake!
Sunny in SD April 23, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Starting the diabetes early........
Socrates Cee April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
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sue April 24, 2014 at 09:35 am
This juror says NOT GUILTY to man defending himself to the ninth. Guilty to anyone who enters aRead More residence that is not theirs and to which they were not invited. They knew better and deserved what they got.
Michael Duff April 24, 2014 at 09:37 am
How does a homeowner know if a person breaking into their home is unarmed and means no harm? BreakRead More into a home ; expect to get shot.
Patrick Carter April 24, 2014 at 09:37 am
If you don't want to get shot, don't break into someone's house. I say the old man walks.
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Tim April 24, 2014 at 09:23 am
Dave, yes its been legal for years to carry and drink. Restaraunts serve spirits as well as bars.Read More Dont think I have read about a single incident with a licensed carrier shooting up the bar or blood in the streets.
Tim April 24, 2014 at 09:28 am
M. Bases have been gun free zones forever. They perpetuate the following of whatever state they areRead More in but pick and choose the laws they recognize. If everyone on the base were allowed to carry, cowards with guns would not be able to kill so many.
Dawg April 24, 2014 at 09:28 am
Governor Deal said House Bill 60 allows “people who follow the rules” to protectRead More themselves and their families “from people who don’t follow the rules.” As is the case with all laws!
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Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 09:10 am
Hey Jerry, I am talking about you specific people on this specific blog post with my originalRead More comment. I, personally, don't give two farts about Sarah Palin or any of her prodigy, and I never once went on any message board or blog post and said the first thing about her or president shrubbery..... and I said as much in my original post. Now, if you'd like to berate me on the point of my post instead of your perceived sins of all liberals, please do. Until and unless you are ready to do that though, I invite you to not lump me with anybody else because I'm an individual.... and maybe learn how to comprehend what you're reading while you're at it.
B. Dub April 24, 2014 at 09:32 am
It's "progeny", not "prodigy". It's kind of tough to comprehend what we'reRead More reading when it is written so poorly.
B. Dub April 24, 2014 at 09:34 am
And I love the automatic labelling as a woman hater just because we don't like Hillary. ObviouslyRead More if you disagree with Obama, then you're racist. But what about if we are sick of John McCain? So now I'm a woman-hater, a racist, and a man-hater (veteran-hater? Ageist?)? Who does that leave? I am not a woman-hater. I'm a Hillary-hater.
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nascarblue April 24, 2014 at 07:24 am
this "to me" is not funny, the swat teams are used for serious issues, hostage taking,Read More etc. to have a swat team called to a home behind a video game is stupid, these swat members are trained to save lives, etc. to be called to a home behind a video game is not funny, what happens if a REAL call comes in and swat is needed there, I hope they catch the idiot that called swat and he gets what he/she deserves
John Strother April 24, 2014 at 08:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 08:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Love All April 24, 2014 at 06:54 am
TO THE EDITOR....I'm seriously disappointed by the removal of peoples comments overnight.... If youRead More cannot see the flow and context of comments made,, how is one supposed to understand the comments you read? The young man, Black Panther was defending himself and his position in the face of raw bigotry and you removed that?? When you invite unfettered comments from people on a forum such as this,, CENSORSHIP HAS NO PLACE. You either put on your big boy/girl panties and allow Free Speech to run it's course,,, of you SHUT THIS DOWN. I'm so surprised at your actions. Not good!
Bob Zahm April 24, 2014 at 09:23 am
@Love All - not sure what comments were removed, but looking if they were anything like the racistRead More trash "monkey" lewis posts, they violate terms of service and should be removed.
Porter gladstone April 24, 2014 at 09:30 am
think monkey shud be left up.... great example of what people face. its obviouslyRead More meant as provocation. but if u leave it up--they only look like the jerk... should embarrass monkey more than offend anyone. they are obviously just a dope.
A lawsuit filed April 22, 2014, challenges the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. File photo
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 04:11 am
Chris. If you are insulted by the word piddly then perhaps you shouldn't be coming to messageRead More boards to discuss anything. If you have any answer at all to any of the points that I made, make them. If you don't feel that you can tackle the issues that I poised, then don't bother posting at all. The last time that I took the advice of a religious nutbag, I was under ten.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 04:12 am
Rebecca. Your opinion on my marriage rights matters less than none. You don't get to vote on myRead More marriage rights, you don't get to have any say at all in my marriage rights. Marriage equality is guaranteed in the constitution of the United States, as verified more than a dozen times by SCOTUS. If you want to live in a country where your bigoted whims make law, then start your own country. As if anybody cares what you think anyway.
jMichael April 24, 2014 at 07:58 am
Thumbs up, Michael!
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Jennifer April 24, 2014 at 08:53 am
So Cow Dung, Gary has said it all in a much more straight-forward way. Everything he says is true,Read More and the information can be found, and checked, in MANY places. Just NOT on the Common Core website.
Jennifer April 24, 2014 at 09:00 am
Why do I have a problem with the Gates foundation? I think I said it before. They funded theRead More organizations that wrote the standards. They funded the organizations that reviewed the standards. They fuinded every group that supposedly had "input" into the development of the standards. There is NO record of what the "input" consisted of, or if any of it was implemented. All we really have on record is the Content advisor for Mathematics, Jim Milgrim, prof. at Stanford, explaining why he refused to endorse the math standard. We have the English Language content advisor, Sandra Slotsky, explaining why she, likewise, could not sign off on the standards. And she explains that she has sat on many such committees before, in her role in developing Massachussetts very well-respected standards, and she said that this is the first time she was required to sign a non-disclosure. She said such committees are usually subject to "Sunshine" laws. These are specific people, highly qualified people, giving specific and detailed testimony. But you would rather keep pointing to the CC website vaguely referring to "how educators were involved".
Jennifer April 24, 2014 at 09:39 am
I looked at the Wisconsin link you provided, and it gave a list of teachers on an ELA standardsRead More leadership team. This was out of context, and undated, so I dont really have an indication that it had anything to do with reviewing the CC standards, but assuming you just didn't copy enough pages into the link.....thay could list every teacher in America, by name, school, and department. If there are no records of what, if any recommendations were made, leading to what if any changes to the standards, I dont really see what that would prove. And since, as I have said, teachers and administrators at the local level are presumably under a gag order - if their states have signed agreements similar to NY - I don't know how we can be expected to trust anything about the CC. As I have said, I have several friends from college and HS who have been teaching for 25 + yrs, and my sister-in-law is a Vice Principal at a highly-ranked school in a highly-ranked state - and they all, across the board, HATE the program and what it does to children. And you can read the standards, but you do not have access to the agreements the states have signed, and do not know what other , untried methods of teaching will be mandatory under the Core.
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.
NeNe Leakes of Atlanta on "Dancing With The Stars" with pro partner Tony Dovolani. Credit: Leakes' Facebook page
David Brown April 22, 2014 at 07:57 am
I'm with you David D. I never watch the show.
Atlanta Rocks April 22, 2014 at 11:48 am
NENE IS NOT FROM THE CASCADE AREA!!!! Nor is she from SW Atlanta or even Atlanta for that matter!!!!Read More Why all the Nene Leakes news?? At least give us Kandi Burruss news, she went to school in the area and lives off Cascade. Is it just our Patch site or have they all gone downhill?
Cris April 24, 2014 at 06:58 am
I have never "liked" her. She is "loud and obnoxious" it seems to me and is onlyRead More "popular" from the housewives of Atlanta show and noone would know who she is if it weren't for that show. It's kind of like the Kardashian's and Snookie (eww to me she looks like a ferret- sorry to the ferrets for that one LOL)...none of them would be a "household name" if it weren't for the reality shows-which to me need to be thinned out. There are wayyyyyyyyyyy too many of them!!! All statements in this are just MY opinion of course....lol
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Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
Pat Mcloughlin April 23, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Sorry, Autistic boy, but there are a multitude of crimes here. These so called 'friends' abused youRead More terribly ~ called 'bullying', & that alone cannot be tolerated. Then, there is animal cruelty involved, another terrible crime, plus, harassment of all kinds, leudness, & who knows what else. These 'friends' need to be charged & made aware of the seriousness of their deeds, punished accordingly & helped through proper mental councelling.
nonoise April 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
It is probly the parents that want to drop the charges, not the boy. They shouldn't. I don'tRead More know why they would want to drop the charges.