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Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
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!
Alison McArty April 24, 2014 at 11:35 am
Sunny do you have any scientific information whatsoever to back up your asinine comment?
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Mrs. G. April 24, 2014 at 11:42 am
I remember a case in Canada years ago. A very nice looking couple got married (young) and killed oneRead More of her siblings...and didn't stop there. I believe they were called Barbie and Ken by the media. They might have been beautiful on the outside, but they had a very dark inside.
mngordo April 24, 2014 at 11:48 am
Does anyone know the outcome of this trial as of today - 4/24/14. I am anti-gun, anti-violence butRead More even if this gentleman was waiting in his basement just wishing to do harm to anyone who might break in, the fact remains that if no one broke in, our shooter would just become a very bored person. But for those Trayvon Martin haters out there, my thought was that if Zimmerman hadn't stalked him, he'd be alive today. He was in the wrong, period. And to tie this together, everyone would have been better off if Zimmerman just sat down and patrolled his own basement. Guns and stupidity are a more deadly mix than gasoline and matches. JMHO.
Naive One April 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm
I sounds like Mr Smith lured these young men into his house with a flagrant display of furniture andRead More appliances.
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STEVE FISCHER April 24, 2014 at 11:09 am
Dave I understand what you're saying and agree with most of it, but don't you think that allowingRead More people to carry guns into establishments where alcohol is served is tempting fate and creating potential situations that could be dangerous?
Jason D Reitz April 24, 2014 at 11:22 am
DAVE and Tim I am at a loss for words for F Jones except they should also make all candy, cakes,Read More pies, cokes, fatty foods, cars, hammers, ball bats and golf clubs illegal as well, BECAUSE all of these things kill INNOCENT people every year as well. FBI statistics, hammers, ball bats, and golf clubs kill more innocent people than guns. Mr Jones please separate your gun hating cranial rectum inversion.
Tim April 24, 2014 at 11:27 am
Frank wrote, "If you look at most murders, attempted murders, assaults, etc., most wereRead More committed by non-criminals who then became a criminal by the act".. Not true sir, not even close. Most of these crimes are perpetrated by previous felonies or criminal record. The new law did not increase the number of people carrying a weapon in GA. I changes nothing about the rules for obtaining a licenese initially and you do not even need a license to carry on your private property in your car or your business, you just have to be able to legaly own a weapon in this state. You should assume a person acting who "threatens us or makes us fearful" is armed and possibly dangerous period. Many of them are criminals who have never followed the laws anyway. As for the rest of your post. Some makes some sense and the rest, well you have never been in combat or the military have you? There are over 500,000 licensed carriers in GA now, the number grows every day and I can tell you the numbers in Paulding have risen expodentially and will continue to rise as people wake up to the fact that you cannot alway retreat far enough from someone intent on hurting you to call the police later. If you can call 911, chances are your life is not in danger. If you have time to wait on an officer, chances are your life is not in danger. There are very specific criteria in the statutes of this state to protect yourself. This law changed none of that.
Landscape improvements at the gateway to the Stone Mountain Community Improvement District are now underway. (Courtesy Photo)
Keith Hanks April 23, 2014 at 03:18 pm
This will make the area look much better. A challenge here is to better educate the community aboutRead More what a CID is, and what role it can play. It's not in the vocab of the average person, but can play a big role in having a good business community where people want to spend time purchasing things.
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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
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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.
J. W. MacMahon April 24, 2014 at 11:44 am
You cannot offer education to any person who has not had the foundation of paternal guidanceRead More beginning at birth. The maturation of the human entity revolves around initial care as an infant which means communication both oral and by tactile sensation. NURSING an infant is one of the MOST importatnt things that may be offered as a beginning point. Any amount of the process is good, but continuing for the better part of a year is best. TALKING to the infant is also paramount in awakening the receptiveness of the brain as the eyes develop and begin to truly see. Show and demonstrate any and all things. And continue through the pre-teen years. When ANY child is prepared in these ways he or she will be READY to begin secondary schooling and on into the college level and become a resposible, productive AMERICAN. Do as I did. Finish high school. Go to college & get a degree (I paid for myself). Be RESPONSIBLE for yourself. AND Be a GOOD PARENT.. PEPARE your child. THAT is YOUR JOB!!! And THANKS to my parents!!! RxJiMac/Atlanta
Porter gladstone April 24, 2014 at 11:53 am
So Barack Obama was raised by his grandparents--mother left him to pursue her own stuff. It's aRead More great formula, but as they say you can't pick your parents.
J. W. MacMahon April 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Looks like the grandparents did a pretty good job...And a parent may NOT be the persons thatRead More conceived you...
A lawsuit filed April 22, 2014, challenges the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. File photo
Chris P April 24, 2014 at 11:49 am
Tell you what Michael Hipp just ask your question and I'll respond in the same manner that you ask.
jMichael April 24, 2014 at 11:58 am
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!, brothers and sisters. One of our resident sociologists has proclaimed thatRead More Marriage Equality and Subjugation of Women are positively correlated. Now: These are the facts. <><><> Sixteen nations now recognize marriage equality. They are: The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina, Denmark, Brazil, France, Uruguay, New Zealand, United Kingdom, incl. England, Wales, & Scotland) <><><> Judge for yourself: Is "TJ" is a) an honorable Christian walking the path of The Good Shepherd; or b) a smarmy slithering swamp lizard making pretense to Christian piety while all the while spitting a mst foul venom upon God's children. <><><> What say Ye?
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm
I've already asked the questions Chris P. Go back up and read them and respond in whatever mannerRead More you care to. I can guarantee that I won't feign offense if you use the word piddly.... or any word really, for you see, I grew up gay in the southern part of America and had to live with people who agree with you, beating me up for who I am, firing me for who I am, denying me service for who I am and calling me every single derogatory name in the book; every single one of which is more offensive than piddly.
Indicted former DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. (Patch File Photo)
twin oakley April 23, 2014 at 08:52 am
"It’s beginning to cost this county a lot of taxpayer money" ... welcome to DeKalb!Read More (Burrell Ellis, Crawford Lewis, Derwin Brown... greed, violence and corruption in government = $$$$$ for taxpayers.)
David Brown April 23, 2014 at 09:32 am
Twin, you were probably referring to Sidney Dorsey, not Derwin Brown. Dorsey was convicted ofRead More assassinating Brown in 2000.
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.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 11:35 am
From the WEAC (Wisconsin teachers union) website:Read More :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: "Common myths, such as “No teachers were involved in writing the CCSS” and “Common core reduces the reading of fiction and literature” are simply incorrect. More than a dozen teachers were on the writing team for the Common Core State Standards, coordinated by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. In Wisconsin, standards leadership teams, made up entirely of Wisconsin educators and content experts in mathematics and English-language arts, provided feedback to multiple drafts of the Common Core State Standards before they were released." :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: http://www.weac.org/news_and_publications/13-10-23/DPI_provides_fact_check_on_Common_Core.aspx
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 11:37 am
From the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website:Read More ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: "Myth: No teachers were involved in writing the CCSS. Fact: The standards drafting process relied on teachers and standards experts from across the country. Wisconsin teachers played an important role in the reviewing and release of the standards." :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: http://commoncore.dpi.wi.gov/common-core-myths-and-facts
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 11:46 am
" Tamara April 23, 2014 at 09:24 PM People that are pro-Common Core like to say the same thingsRead More over and over like, anti-Common Core people did not read the standards. They have no proof of that but they like to say it as if it validates Common Core.." ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: We say stuff like that because anti-CC people are making wildly inaccurate claims about "Common Core Math" and CC 'requiring students to not use traditional methods for multiplication and division', and the like. If one has actually read the CC Standards, they would realize that statements like that are absolutely false.
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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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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.
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 24, 2014 at 11:01 am
Those boys need to be punished, if they are doing things like that, no telling what they will beRead More like when they are older.