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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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Stephen Bondura April 24, 2014 at 09:27 am
He did to much,Okay these teens must of been watching the house for awhile and saw no movement andRead More broke in.But one shot was enough no matter how mad are nuts he went,So one has to wonder what the girl was thinking after she heard the shot ,that she did not get out of there ,Which leaves the Question when she saw that the boy was shot when she went down the basement did she start to go after the guy.Are did he shoot her coming down the steps.
OverWorkedAndTaxed April 24, 2014 at 09:34 am
While I don't commend the extent he carried this out to, I can understand the mental anguish. AfterRead More several break ins he probably had enough and went to the extreme of ensuring they will not do this to him again. If he held them, then he has to worry about watching his back for their next attempt. ANd now they know he's armed. If he left them wounded, a lawyer would sue him and he would end up going broke paying for their lifetime medical needs, pain and suffering. It was preventable by the two that broke in. It was their choice and they chose poorly. Someone breaks in, who kows their intent? They should be shot and the homeowner not persecuted. Hopefully this may give other people pause before they break into a home.
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.
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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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.
Ezra Porter Jr., 51, of Upper Marlboro is accused of stopping a MetroAccess paratransit vehicle last year and sexually assaulting a passenger on board. Credit: Screenshot from WJLA TV
Justin case April 23, 2014 at 10:54 am
This guy is sick and needs to be taken out of society forever. Only a coward takes advantage of aRead More disabled person who cannot defend herself. Lock him up and throw the key in the Chesapeake. There is no rehabilitation for a sexual predator. He will continue to be a cowardly sexual predator if left on the streets. If he tries that stuff in prison, he will be signing his death certificate. The inmates are gonna punish him just for being the twisted pervert he is, regardless if he tries it on them. Say hello to protective custody you sicko. He deserves a good throat slashing and feces rubbed into the wounds for maximum infection!!!
Diane in Odenton April 23, 2014 at 12:20 pm
"After the complaints, drivers underwent more training on how to deal with the public."Read More This sounds absolutely absurd to me. You have to TRAIN the drivers to not sexually assault their disabled passengers??!!
sonia stewart April 23, 2014 at 07:54 pm
So sorry for this woman and her family. I'm glad she had a family to help her report this. It'sRead More terrible that this person was entrusted to assist a disabled person who's trying to enjoy a bit of independence to get around and do things that we take for granted everyday. Hopefully she can recover. Very sad.
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.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 08:08 am
Thanks Gary and Tamara for the info.
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".
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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.
Lauren Bush of Mechanicsville has been charged as an adult with physically abusing an autistic classmate. Credit: St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department
Chris April 24, 2014 at 08:19 am
Seriously Thomas how sad to be your daughter. No one should ever be advised on committing suicide.Read More Mental health issues which are very under served and undiagnosed are a huge reason for bullying. And Mrs G the grandparent if a "disabled' child .. That too is archaic thinking. Having a 24 year old with special needs who is very successful I can tell you it wasn't by putting her in a box She has friends both with and without special needs. It takes a village to raise any child and if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck then it is a duck. Let others see his you treat your special needs family members and they will follow suit. Awareness and education is key to success. I have over two decades of experience and living proof Inclusion WORKS if done appropriately for the individual.
Chris April 24, 2014 at 08:23 am
And I meant a Robert above in my comment. Not Thomas sorry
Ellen Greene Wild April 24, 2014 at 09:06 am
Lock them up in prison and let them be the victim for a change. There is NO excuse for thatRead More behavior.
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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.
University of Maryland ice hockey player Michael Mutryn of Potomac was found dead Sunday, possibly from a drug overdose. Credit: Screenshot from WJLA TV
Connor Martin April 22, 2014 at 03:06 am
It doesn't matter what anyone thinks. He was a great athlete and even better person. I learned a lotRead More from him, so think before you judge him. RIP Mike, you don't deserve this.
DeDe April 22, 2014 at 02:14 pm
Sorry but people make choices, he made the choice to take the drugs. He obviously came from aRead More family that was well off and went to a good high school. It's sad but too many people go down that path. I think the government is making a mistake legalizing pot, scientists just came out with a study that it does change the brain. Where did he start ?