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Aww Now April 24, 2014 at 01:06 am
Is it right to post partial trial testimony while a trial is ongoing? I know jurors are told toRead More avoid media, but Canton is a small town. I'm not sure this is a best practice. Not saying it is illegal, just not the best.
Kristal Dixon (Editor) April 24, 2014 at 07:03 am
The court sessions are open to the public, so why would I wait to report what was said. Also, IRead More can't think of any media organizations that would wait until the end of a trial to report what was said.
Kris Viscio April 24, 2014 at 08:08 am
Thank you for keeping us updated on the details of the trial. Many people can't attend but areRead More extremely interested in knowing what is going on throughout this case.
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.
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Dave April 24, 2014 at 10:50 am
"Just check the Gwinnett yellow pages under bars.".........I have never seen the YellowRead More Pages used in a court of law. I have seen the ACTUAL codes written by legislators used. Again, spin away, there are NO bars in Gwinnett County regardless of the Yellow Pages headings. (I didn't even know there were Yellow Pages anymore. I don't have a home phone so maybe that's why I don't get them.)
STEVE FISCHER April 24, 2014 at 10:52 am
Jason, I believe you are responsible and don't drink while carring, but what about the those thatRead More are licensed and will carry and drink? Shouldn't the law be tweaked a tad to cover that scenario?
Tim April 24, 2014 at 10:52 am
Jason, I think that goes hand in hand with no incidences in GA. since the law changed. GWCLRead More holders tend to use a common sense approach to weapons carrying and safety. We are not the wild and crazy, shoot em up wild west bunch Liberals so wish we were.
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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.
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Mealy Man April 23, 2014 at 10:51 pm
Bye, nellybelly. I hope that NY has better success overcoming the challenges that your child facesRead More by being raised by someone with such a propensity for the run-on sentence. Chad, I find the parallels that you draw between Benghazi, Richt, Forrest Gump, Jihad, and Dr. P to be fascinating. Tell me more. You sound very sane.
Aww Now April 24, 2014 at 01:03 am
Can we go back to the original comment that was false, misleading at best. The part where Why wouldRead More we question a board ... 71% graduation rate." But then we called on it, no admission, or mistake ownership, just rhetoric. Ms Marlow may have had some good ideas, initially. I suppose that's why people originally supported her. But she quickly lost her way. It's not the system's fault how she conducted herself. It is her's alone. I'm not going to attack her personally. She has family & close friends that might read these sorts of posts. Varying opinions, with respect, can often lead to great progress. Unfortunately, that was not the path she enacted. Professionally and personally, her's is a sad tale.
Chad casey April 24, 2014 at 05:23 am
I agree with you....but again whether it's 71% or 78%, that's still "not good,Read More Daniel-sun".....Just FYI. I misspoke about the 71%. I was actually talking about Cherokee high school, not the board...so there, are we happy? See....I do take accountability for my mistake. Now....can i have a trophy just because participated?
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
A lawsuit filed April 22, 2014, challenges the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. File photo
Chris P April 24, 2014 at 09:54 am
Michael Hipp the use of the word "piddly" is a juvenile response. If you wish to engageRead More in any meaningful debate then your comments should reflect that you are serious about it.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 10:17 am
I'll say it again in case you didn't read it the first time Chris. If the word piddly offends youRead More so much that you can't carry on a converstation, then don't come to message boards. Now, again, are you prepared to talk about the substance of the OP from me or are you going to continue to be faux offended by one of the least offensive words in the English language? I have no interest in coddling you and I will use what ever word that I want. If you can't hang with that, don't respond! See how simple that is? I don't need, deserve or want your critique of my language skills.
TJ April 24, 2014 at 10:43 am
Historically, cultures that promote homosexually behavior, subjugate women. Afghanistan is a primeRead More example of this ancient practice. We are seeing women replaced in the home as mothers and wives as SSM is promoted. SSM the real War on Women.
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nybelleinga April 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm
Why do we care about this?
nybelleinga April 23, 2014 at 01:41 pm
I have children at CCA and we have had a generally positive experience there. I believe that thereRead More is much more opportunity for idea exchange and collaboration than other elementary schools locally provide. The kids are generally encouraged and able to discuss their ideas and problem solve in the classroom more than we had experienced at another local elementary school. Why the hate towards CCA? I really don't understand it.
kevinowhite April 23, 2014 at 11:02 pm
Malcolm may be on to something about Marlow having valid points...as she is pulling her kids out ofRead More CCA. So, nybelleinga, maybe you should ask Marlow herself about "all the hate" towards CCA.
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.