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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 09:54 am
well one way to make sure Obama and his AG don't pardon them.
Cali April 24, 2014 at 10:02 am
Mr. Smith did his community a big favor. Who knows how many lives that those punks had terrorizedRead More up until their final attempt. It is sad that people must to go to such extremes to protect themselves. Although we don't know the minds of people, if Mr. Smith only wounded them, it is possible the punks would have returned and killed him.
tamarya April 24, 2014 at 10:03 am
The bottom line is if these were grown adults no one would care they were shot, well sorry justRead More because they are teenagers does not make it any worst than if they were in their 50's. If roles were reversed and this elderly man broke into the teenagers home they would get a metal of honor if they shot him, same as he should for shooting them. I will teach my kids you threaten someones life you will be lucky if you leave the situation alive.
Tigerfest is April 25 and 26. (Screenshot from Towson Campus Activities Board YouTube video)
Tom Sharp April 24, 2014 at 12:34 am
Was the police public announcement just a laundry list of possible crimes or are they actuallyRead More expecting to actually spot sexual assaults during their patrols? Sounds like a heck of a party TU is throwing. May as well add murders and securities fraud to the tasks of their patrols.
Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda is the best high school in Maryland, according to U.S. News and World Report. (Patch File Photo)
Buck Harmon April 24, 2014 at 08:11 am
The funding already being provided is obviously not being used effectively based on these ratingsRead More Roger, and I never made a claim of being qualified to decide curriculum, I only know what is, and has been intentionally omitted. Throwing more money into the kitty won't improve education opportunities if what is being taught lacks the truth about how our Constitutional Republic was intended to function. It may help in the maintenance of top loaded salaries for administrators though.
Roger April 24, 2014 at 08:55 am
You prove my point by using a narrow ideology as your educational measure.
Buck Harmon April 24, 2014 at 09:07 am
You have not made a point Roger...typical liberal dumbed down comment though. What exactly IS yourRead More point here?
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B. Dub April 24, 2014 at 09:57 am
Michael - the "progeny" vs. "prodigy" was an example that I was using for theRead More whole board here (or any other board). No, your post was fine and obviously I didn't misunderstand you. I was aiming that more at a lot of folks whom I truly can't understand. You just happened to be lucky enough to misuse a word and then accuse people of not comprehending what they're reading. As far as labelling me/us as woman-haters, again that was aimed at a few other people. And actually, if I am a troll, I just troll for the opportunity to rip on people for using sweeping generalities.
Jim baker April 24, 2014 at 10:25 am
Madam Secretary how'd that Arab Spring work out for you in Egypt? How'd that reset with Russia andRead More Putin work out for you and your boss? And most notable how'd that screw up in Benghazi where 4 Americans died as a result of your inept attention to detail occurred? Well I Guess you could be admired for flying around the World for 4 years and accomplishing... well .. nothing all but frequent Flier Miles all the while bring back that '70s style with the Pantsuit. Not to worry after all "What at this point difference does it make? Will the students query her on any of this? Probably not because she will be in her liberal comfort zone a BC and UCONN.
JJ Mclure April 24, 2014 at 10:30 am
she's a hag and a scammer
Baltimore County Public Schools will start summer one day sooner than scheduled, according to a statement from the school system.
Kolo Jezdec April 23, 2014 at 10:45 am
Yeah, attendance will be very high on that day, you bet.
Gary Elwards April 23, 2014 at 06:34 pm
The last day of school is a Monday? That makes no sense. I bet it will set a record for absenteeism.
Kolo Jezdec April 23, 2014 at 06:45 pm
Nah, the record for low attendance was likely set when we had school on Memorial Day in 1996.
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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.
Justin case April 23, 2014 at 11:39 am
Hey Teech. To answer your question, yes, my child is home alone with my pitbull everyday and I haveRead More no concern about him being bitten. All dogs have teeth, all dogs will bite. They don't have a hand to slap you when your doing something that makes him/her uncomfortable. Their ONLY defense is to bite if the growling didn't warn you to back off. I've been bitten by 4 different dogs in my profession and not one was a pitbull. I come in contact daily with all breeds (including pits) and have never met a mean one. Also the pits that are abused usually are the nicest because they want someone to love them.
Pam Hamburg April 24, 2014 at 09:48 am
I own the most docile pibble in the entire world. He was a rescue from neglect, not abuse. Had heRead More gone to a dog fighting owner, he would have been the bait dog. However, I would NOT leave my 2 year old alone with ANY dog. I'm very sorry the little one was hurt. Two yos don't know enough not to pull ears, tail, bite, stick their fingers in the dog's eyes, etc. The parents of the 2 yo should feel responsible for what happened, because they ARE. My pibble brings smiles to everyone's face because he's so friendly and goofy looking. I have a hard time getting out of PetCo and such because everyone is showing him attention. All except the ignorant who believe everything the media spouts out. They take one look, about face and head the other way. I just LOL at them, making sure they know it. I was terrorized by a German Shepherd when I was a young teen. Though I was very cautious around them for awhile, I sure never and don't hate them and malign them for no good reason. Oh, and good comment, Vamp. It's true.
Justin case April 24, 2014 at 10:15 am
I had an elderly lady get on her knees as best she could, just to play with and pet my pitbull. AtRead More least 3-5 minutes worth. All fun for both of them, until she raised up and asked what breed my dog was. As soon as I said "pitbull" suddenly you would've thought I was letting her play with a grenade. Immediately she hated the dog she was all lovey dovey with just seconds before. Brainwashed society is the reason they have a bad name.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
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.
JJ Mclure April 24, 2014 at 10:33 am
the monkeys should stay in Africa
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.
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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.