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Ryon Lee April 23, 2014 at 07:08 pm
Home Defense allows the use of fire arms in a break-in.
Steve April 23, 2014 at 07:09 pm
He should be charged with abuse of a corpse.
Pat Kittle April 23, 2014 at 08:08 pm
[NOTICE]: If you object to burglars getting shot, here's how you can personally do something aboutRead More it -- post your home address right here online AND put a conspicuous sign on your door assuring burglars that you will not shoot them. If everyone who feels like you did these simple things, we could realistically cut down on the number of burglars who get shot in the act. YOUR MOVE.
Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda is the best high school in Maryland, according to U.S. News and World Report. (Patch File Photo)
Kolo Jezdec April 23, 2014 at 03:53 pm
Eastern Tech is in Essex (Baltimore County Public Schools), not in Baltimore.
JoeEldersburg April 23, 2014 at 07:01 pm
US News & World Report ratings don't make much sense, nor do their rankings. How can Liberty HSRead More for instance have college readiness figures significantly above all the rest of Carroll's schools in every category and not be ranked above Winters Mill? Montgomery County schools dominate these rankings...wonder if they spend more money than Carroll? If anyone thinks Carroll will improve it's college readiness by spending less money, maybe they need to look at this list.
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Case closed April 23, 2014 at 07:47 pm
I will make it a point to protest this bitch if she runs for any political office ever again. GoRead More back to Arkansas Hillary.
Case closed April 23, 2014 at 07:47 pm
Case closed
Case closed April 23, 2014 at 08:39 pm
One more comment. Doesn't that pic wanna make you vomit. Gross bogus women. Case closed
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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Hamburger April 23, 2014 at 01:14 pm
Who do you think are flying our drones?
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Cops got a chance to play with their toys. Relax people. It's not like you had to respondRead More personally. Stop saying it's a waste of money. Then money is absolutely minimal. These guys were not called away from their golf games. I would also like to compliment the responders for not accidentally killing someone. It showed professionalism and did not add to the "trend" of killing "innocent" people; which is becoming an issues to watch. The people incensed over this should focus their anger on plastic shopping bags as many others are doing over at another great Patch piece. Evil lurks at the checkout counters across America!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Linda Mahoney >> the doorbell prank was just that, a prank, that involved actual self risk,Read More courage and cost nothing to do. these brats today have no respect for wasting resouces whilst sitting ontheir fanny all day.
teech April 23, 2014 at 09:56 am
Hey Pit Bull lovers....would you leave YOUR young child with a pit bull? Statistics speak forRead More themselves. Yes other dogs do bite...but NOT like pit bulls. Ask the lady in a wheelchair that was killed spontaneously by her pit bull that she also "raised from a puppy". Sorry just don't trust PBs.
Vamp Chylde April 23, 2014 at 10:01 am
Look at the statistics pits bite less than most other breeds but the news only reports pit bullRead More bites so that's all people hear never hear the stories of how many pits have saved people or have protected their owners and children from muggings or even mountain lions and bears. Look at the statistics for dog temperament pit bulls score over 85 % pass more than all the popular breeds
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.
YoTwist has more than 50 toppings. (Credit: Emily Kimball)
NottinghamFamily April 23, 2014 at 09:53 am
I just discovered this shop and I keep coming back. Not only are the yogurt and toppings superRead More fresh, the customer service is amazing. You won't meet nicer people and they have a reward program that really "treats" you. They also have great music, friendly seating and great clientele. Count us in with congratulations to this great local business.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Seamus Carty April 23, 2014 at 06:44 pm
Why do we discriminate based on race to show that discrimination based on race is wrong?
Seamus Carty April 23, 2014 at 06:47 pm
"The goal of Affirmative was to right an over two hundred years wrong." My family did notRead More get to the US until 1948. Are we part of the two hundred years of wrong? Why should my orthopedic surgeon's kid get preferential treatment over my nephew (son of a plumber) based on the relative complexions?
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Hmm--it's all about academics. That's awesome. I wonder why kids play lacrosse or volunteer atRead More church, or play an instrument. After all, you shoulndt take into account one factor other than test scores. Cool. I just happen to think that not many of you believe that's the way it works.
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.
Millsey April 23, 2014 at 04:53 pm
So educational professionals and people that hire these students out of college or high schoolRead More shouldn't have a seat at the table? Who should make curriculum decisions? The local school board member that doesn't know anything about a high quality education? The state government that might think creationism and abstinence only education is still what our children should be learning? I'd rather have the Common Core which brought together education professionals from all of the states to make sure my kids have a leg up when they graduate High School. They also brought in companies that have decades of education or hiring experience. What's wrong with having people that know what they are talking about, setting our policy? I'd rather have professionals making these decisions and not some groups that create facebook pages and youtube videos demonizing Common Core because they don't want to listen to the facts.
Bonnie Parker April 23, 2014 at 05:12 pm
In the time some of you have spent obsessing about this, you probably could have home-schooled yourRead More kids a couple of grades. I don't know what you're so het up about, but I suspect it's not the quality of your kids' education.
Susan Harris April 23, 2014 at 08:18 pm
"About the "socialist" or anti-American aspect- I know what people are talkingRead More about,.....There are to my knowledge, no CC social studies textbooks yet. It is the textbook publishers themselves (who helped write the CC and will produce all further materials anyway) who are twisted in this way. School boards don't actually read the textbooks they order....I didn't notice either until the CC thing came up. Then I said "What the hell is this?" ................................................................. .................................................................................. To put your mind at ease, what you were reading in your child's social studies books did not come from standards developed from the Common Core. CC standards only covers the content areas of literacy and math. On a separate note, High school history teachers, including myself, have long opined that there is a general void of knowledge coming from students in the lower grades. Since CT's American history standards received a failing grade from the notable Thomas B. Fordham foundation this is not surprising. But it is unacceptable. Just as our Governor, Commissioner, and State Board decided to substantially improve math and literacy teaching with the CC standards, we should look at the neighboring states of Mass. and NY who both rate in the upper tier- A, with their standards in American history.
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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.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
april ann April 22, 2014 at 01:30 pm
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
mimi April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
There are two separate issues here. The first and certainly the most obvious is security failure.Read More The second is to determine what is in the best interest of the teen, as well as the public.. He needs a psych eval, at the very least. Then again, so does most of the public.
(Courtesy of Councilman David Marks)
Kim Ruark April 22, 2014 at 09:45 am
Thank you for battling to get this done!
Gregg Roberts April 22, 2014 at 12:08 pm
Councilman Marks, Although we have disagreed on some things, I am glad to see you remain devoted toRead More Perry Hall revitalization and that is to be applauded. It seems to me that you spoke of a pedestrian area in Perry Hall. Since most of our side streets are pedestrian friendly, I assume you mean in a public ''downtown'' area. I was surprised during the winter snow storms to see just how unfriendly local business are to pedestrians. Nearly every business in the Perry Hall area need serious education on creating a friendly pedestrian area. It has also been my understanding (perhaps I am wrong) that one is required to shovel there sidewalk area and certainly not to pile snow to block sidewalks. Certainly common sense dictates this. Upon walking on numerous occasions from Perry Hall Methodist to Safeway I noticed that with the exception of Perry Hall Driving School and one other location, every business chose to not shovel sidewalks even days after snow stopped and weathered warmed BUT did choose in almost every case to pile snow from their parking lot across the entry area to sidewalks making the area impassable even without boots without literally climbing over mounds of snow. Snow could have easily been piled in other locations. My point is we don't have a culture of being pedestrian friendly in Perry Hall. I am glad to see that the average driver no longer honks and yells when crossing at the crosswalk in front of the old Perry Hall Library. They did this for many years during the libraries existence and despite my many complaints (before your time) to both government and the police (whom I requested instead of hiding behind the Perry Hall Methodist Church to position themselves near the crosswalk to also warn drivers who who ignore that law, nothing was ever done. At some point in time the mentality of the average driver changed. The same things needs to happen with store owners in commercial areas. This is another albeit less dangerous form of pedestrian contempt in Perry Hall. I would like to briefly share with you what I have seen in other communities both in America and abroad:
Gregg Roberts April 22, 2014 at 12:19 pm
- Designate an area (half a mile) with many crosswalks like the one in front of Perry Hall library.Read More Only paint needed, no stop light investments. I would suggest in the Joppa/Ebenezer area and then again in the Safeway area. - Benches - Frequent festivities -- can be in shopping center parking lots. Perry Hall Shopping Center is 2/3 empty on a good day..I've seen communities where a cheerleading team or marching band performs, vendors sell, etc. every week. A real size Christmas tree lighting, 4th of July fireworks...real community events. -
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Ken Sucharski April 23, 2014 at 04:57 pm
OK, you got your 15 minutes of fame - now shut up.
mamafox April 23, 2014 at 07:18 pm
OK-Getting back to the subject of the article...I expected to see a very risque, revealing top. IRead More did not think this was inappropriate at all. I have been to Disney World and Disneyland and have seen much worse.
Teresa Greenwalt Petersen April 23, 2014 at 07:52 pm
She has a large bust because she is a BIG woman .. she's over weight partly because she just had aRead More baby .. cut her some slack Grandpa ..