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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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Vindaloo April 24, 2014 at 07:41 am
His intent was to kill, not to protect himself. Otherwise he would have took them down then calledRead More 911. No need at all for the subsequent shots. he's an angry. disturbed killer.
Brandon April 24, 2014 at 07:50 am
It was self defense they had no business intruding; however this guy took it way to far. TeenagersRead More will kill you. I was robbed at gunpoint by two teens. Don't under estimate teens.
Heywood April 24, 2014 at 08:40 am
@Liz, someday when a couple of teens start torturing you for your debit card pin# you'll wishRead More someone in your house had a gun and was ready to use it.
Several Michigan Patch communities had schools in the Top 20. Check the list to see how your district fared. (Patch file photo)
Josh Klein April 24, 2014 at 07:29 am
I don't believe that northville is in Oakland County
safwanh April 24, 2014 at 08:37 am
Northville spans between Oakland County and Wayne County. I think 8 Mile Road / Baseline road isRead More the border?
David Anderson April 24, 2014 at 08:43 am
A third of the ranking is dependent on the school's student participation in AP or IB. This is theRead More only indicator, according to the study, of college readiness. Seems too simplistic to me. What about those students who are not enrolled in IB and AP who go on to college. Isn't there a way to track college (or other post-high school) graduation back to the high school from where the student matriculated? Wouldn't this be a "better" indicator of college readiness?
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dee marie April 24, 2014 at 05:45 am
wow. almost all of these comments are so obviously written by woman haters, the kind of men andRead More women that just cannot stand to see a woman in a position of authority. i have just one question for all of you who think you have all the stats on Ms. Clinton, can any of you name the politician that was held responsible for the thousands of lives lost from Ground Zero? You want to talk about fools in government? Remember, this was not the first attack on the World Trade Center? Who let it happen? shame on all of you and your so called facts. your behavior is apparent. feeling sorry for all the women, young and old, who are part of your families. i bet you don't even let them vote or drive cars
Kevin April 24, 2014 at 06:45 am
dee marie,I love women. Im married to one.It's corrupt,duplicitous woman I don't like. Nice try.
Mike April 24, 2014 at 07:36 am
It's hilarious to read the unwarranted, seething hatred displayed here for Hilary Clinton. I meanRead More I really despised your president shrubbery but I didn't make a fool out of myself, going on message boards and calling him a dirty bastard. You people need to get over yourselves and get a hobby other than hating for the sake of hating. You'll live a longer life!
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mplo April 24, 2014 at 03:51 am
What kind of a stupid, malicious idiot would pull that sort of a prank? I agree that the kid whoRead More made the phone call to the SWAT team about his opposing video games player was a sore loser, which is why he did that, but he should be criminally prosecuted, made to pay the bill, and perhaps do some community service in order to pay off that big bill. Hopefully, that kid will learn a lesson if he is prosecuted for his prank, which he should be.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
monkey lewis April 24, 2014 at 01:52 am
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Porter gladstone April 24, 2014 at 02:08 am
yep monkey---most homes have electricity. Guess hillbillys paying people still? didnt thinkRead More there were that many idiots out there who dont wire their homes?
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!
Col. Philip R. Sheridan awards the Distinguished Flying Cross to Alfred Patrick Murphy. Also pictured is Pvt. James Stevens of the 176th Military Police Company, Michigan Army National Guard, Murphy’s grandson. (John Swanson/US Air National Guard)
Donna Hoffmann April 23, 2014 at 09:50 am
Mr Murphy, thank you for your service. We are deeply indebted to men like you. My dad flew in theRead More eighth Air Force as well. I'm happy to read your story. I'm glad those involved were able to resolve our unpaid gratitude.Thank you sir for a job well done.
Nancy Byers April 23, 2014 at 10:24 am
My Dad, Milo Schultz will be 91 next week. He was a B-17 navigator on "Eyes AvailableRead More Two" in Molesworth, England. He was wounded and spent over a year in hospital for his injury. Thank you Mr. Murphy and thanks Dad!
A convicted killer went on an hour-long tirade in which he blamed others for his fate during his sentencing Monday before Judge John Hulsing, who threatened to silence him with duct tape. (Screenshot: WZZM video)
Lee Jacobsen April 23, 2014 at 04:12 am
Duct tape keeps the world together. Both of those low lifes deserved duct tape, and a lot moreRead More misconfort. We always seem to forget the victims. Both killers should be hung from their necks with duct tape....they don't deserve life.
K. Scott April 23, 2014 at 08:44 am
Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.
Mr Rogers April 23, 2014 at 11:40 am
I'd give the ofender a choice: duct tape or stun belt. (I think a normal person would just keepRead More quiet. But then again, we're not dealing with normal people here.)
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.
Gary Tobin April 24, 2014 at 07:50 am
--About The Process Fact: No teachers were involved in writing the standards. No teachers haveRead More claimed responsibility for any of the ELA standards. The entire development process was non-transparent; there are no public records showing comments and suggestions received, or any actions taken or changes made. Fact: The standards are not based on research or evidence. The curriculum study of high-performing countries on TIMSS covered only grade 1 to grade 8. The NAEP frameworks for assessing mathematics, reading, and writing are not for curriculum in English language arts. The reading document explicitly indicates this. --About Implementation Fact: The standards tell teachers what kinds of texts to teach in English language arts—i.e., how to organize their classroom curricula—and in mathematics how to approach teaching geometry, for example. Fact: Teachers are being left to implement the standards with little support or guidance. That is why they are asking for a moratorium on Common Core in many states. Fact: The standards are being implemented through No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and newer federal programs, signifying that the federal government will be leading them. Flexibility waivers from NCLB, granted by the federal government to over 40 states, effectively require states to use Common Core standards. Fact: Most states committed to the Common Core State Standards as part of the Race to the Top grant application. In return, they were supposed to be given evidence of international benchmarking for these standards. However, they have not been given the names of these countries or crosswalks showing comparisons of standards at each grade level. Fact: These standards are intended to lead to a national curriculum for our schools. Bill Gates has said so explicitly. Further, the standards contain explicit guidelines for the amount of time to be allotted to informational reading, use an experimental approach to teaching Euclidean geometry, and expect all students in a class to be taught to the same set of standards for the entire academic year. No acceleration is encouraged or desired. Fact: The Common Core State Standards initiative has never been state-led, and states are not finding it easy to withdraw from the commitments made by their state boards of education, governors, and commissioners of education. In addition, plans are already being made to eliminate local school boards in favor of regional school boards controlled by the federal government. The federal government will monitor what states do through its waiver-granting process and the Common Core-based assessments developed by the federally-funded assessment consortia. No mechanism exists for revising Common Core’s standards. Fact: The assessments based on the Common Core State Standards are intended to result in a national database on all students. While the standards do not in themselves require data collection, data are to be collected as part of administering the Common Core assessments, and the consortia are legally obligated to transfer individual student-level data to the federal government. http://pioneerinstitute.org/download/claims-and-facts-about-common-core/?utm_source=Common+Core+Validation+Apr+23+2014&utm_campaign=Common+Core+Val+April+23+2014&utm_medium=email
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 08:03 am
Carrots and sticks courtesy of the Central Planners.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 08:08 am
Thanks Gary and Tamara for the info.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Racer Boy April 23, 2014 at 02:56 pm
It's how a democracy works. The Supreme Court has clarified what rights the State's have. If U of MRead More wants more diversity, just lsimply ower their overall entrance standards. Maybe a 2.3 GPA would satisfy those that think personal achievement shouldn't matter. Then you would end up with a school like Wayne State University that showcases their diversity with a 4-year graduation rate of 9.7%....that's right....9.7%!!! That's what artificially achieved diversity gets you.
Love All April 23, 2014 at 03:10 pm
Liars figure,, and figures lie. You can make statistics say whatever you want them to say. The onlyRead More variable is which side is using the stats. It is well known that Universities like UM do not admit every single freshman that applies. Only a biased, myopic view of race would lead one to believe that not using affirmative action will now see every last white freshman that applies, accepted. Seriously people,,, you cannot legislate or vote in discrimination under the guise of "states rights". The ban on gay marriage in Michigan WILL be overturned.
cookiepro2 April 23, 2014 at 04:06 pm
Regardless of affirmative action, U of M will do what it needs to do to maintain its academicRead More ranking. It's not going to endanger its brand name, so to speak. Its funding depends on its reputation and its sizable materially successful alumni base. I have no beef with the recruited star athletes either, they are excellent at what they do, and bring in tremendous revenue and fans, think of it as a different kind of intelligence, no less to be respected. Graduate school where U of M excels, IMO, will never be accused of letting anyone in just because of race...there are the GRE, LSAT, MCAT , GMAT tests, very competitive; you've got to have the right stuff.
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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.
A generic form of the tranquilizer Xanax was reportedly found inside a plastic egg a 4-year-old received at an Easter party at Huron Park Elementary School in Roseville.
Jamie Adair April 22, 2014 at 01:58 am
Someone needs to pay for this.
Southpaw April 22, 2014 at 01:23 pm
Kids can't even have fun anymore without parents having to worry if something's going to happen toRead More any of them. Some a-hole obviously thought this was funny. Hope they find out who did it.
Bob April 22, 2014 at 03:44 pm
Ironically, the parent taking the Xanax probably aint feeling worried... Good job by the parent whoRead More was paying attention to their child!
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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.
These are the faces of juvenile arthritis in southeast Michigan, from left are Jordan DeLore, Taylor Gray and Logan Bry. (Photos submitted)
Taylor Carter April 22, 2014 at 09:21 am
Has anyone here looked into topical pain management to fight arthritis pain? These prescription painRead More gels provide relief when and where you need it with no side effects or pills. I highly suggest looking into it. If you want to know more, please ask or look up A&R Pharmacy. They answered all my questions and got me on the path to living normally again.
michelle April 22, 2014 at 10:51 am
I had a virus a few years ago (around age 30) that gave me symptoms like arthritis and the docsRead More treated me with arthritis meds while the virus did it's course. Anyway, it was miserable. My joints were swollen and painful and I also thought this is only supposed to happen to older people. I couldn't imagine having it as a child knowing it progressively gets worse. that has to be tough. I only dealt with it a few weeks and it went away. :-( Those kids are tough! I hope they find better treatments.
Steve Utash is still unable to distinguish reality from delusions nearly three weeks after he was attacked by a mob on Detroit's east side, his family says. (Go Fund Me photo)
RON Ostrodamus April 22, 2014 at 01:21 pm
Thugs AND racists. These are terms excusing those who drop down to the level of mob, or what I wouldRead More describe more as pack behavior found in the animal kingdom. Society has failed to deal with this problem for centuries. It just tries to define it with labels. That these monsters still exhibit the same behavior in the courtroom conclusively defines this as a hate crime. The scary part is that someday they will be turned loose to do whatever they please. A good reason to carry protection in the world these creeps inhabit.
RON Ostrodamus April 22, 2014 at 01:44 pm
Add that as "Cummings" brandished a handgun at Utash before shouting "I am going toRead More kill him" underscores the need for stop and frisk no matter the outcry that this is discriminatory in a mostly African American neighborhood. I am sick and tired of seeing the race card played when public safety for ALL is as stake. I would take being frisked over being beaten, or shot to death anytime. That sensitivity and better police training is needed in these situations is a given. I am sure all citizens living in a high crime area would prefer extended police powers to more crime.
Racer Boy April 22, 2014 at 05:57 pm
I TOTALLY agree on "stop and frisk" policies. But, all citizens living in high crime areasRead More DO NOT prefer extended Police powers. As a matter of fact, they hate the police, they refuse to "rat" on those criminals that inhabit their neighborhoods, they work to stymie crime solving. You clearly have spent no time in the jungles of Detroit or you would not have made that statement.
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.
How well do you think Michigan schools are performing? (Patch file photo)
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 01:18 am
Agreed Joan - please check out this FB page: Northville MI Parents for Educational Excellence
Bob April 23, 2014 at 09:43 am
Not sure what everyone is smoking here.....i sit down EVERY nite w/ my daughter on her elementaryRead More homework. It is challenging and the school / teachers doing great job. She has art, fieldtrips, sports....will be well prepared for college...and yes, this is a public school. I am not a teacher like my parents...but I did go to Stanford and stayed at a holiday inn.
Tom Stroup April 23, 2014 at 10:39 am
So let me get this straight: The organization who supports this plan conducted their OWN poll andRead More found that the respondents like it? And the article suggests they had to explain the plan to each respondent? Did they explain the other 3 plans accurately? This article is just a way for this group to get some positive publicity for THEIR plan. Lets have an honest and open debate on all 4 plans and see which is best...