That’s a tough one.
(CNN)—To erase some of the emotional scars left behind from the December shooting massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, an advisory board wants the building torn down and replaced.
What do you do with the school? Nobody wants to use the classrooms where kids were murdered. It’s certainly not a good learning environment if everyone is thinking of what happened there. But tearing it down and rebuilding seems a bit extreme. Understandable, but extreme.Posted by Owen at 0710 hrs
What an amazing story.
Three young women who vanished a decade ago near their homes in Cleveland were found only miles from where they disappeared, and three brothers have been arrested in relation to the incident, according to police.
Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry and Michele Knight were found alive, and Cleveland Police Commander Keith Sulver said all three women were getting medical treatment but seemed to be in good condition.
“All of them are doing well. They all look good,” he said. “They’re all talking. They’re aware of everything that’s going on, and we’re just very happy that they’re safe and in good condition.”
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The Parkham Women’s Institute, a venerable institution traditionally devoted to home-spun handicrafts and good works, decided to get into the spirit of Captain Colin Darch’s talk by dressing in pirate garb. Neckerchiefs, eye patches and pirate hats were widely sported, with a toy parrot thrown in for good measure.
Unfortunately, Captain Darch’s topic focused on his 2008 ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, when he was held hostage for more than six weeks.
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Now, DNA and other tests suggest the individual was a human and was 6 to 8 years of age when he or she died. Even so, the remains were just 6 inches (15 centimeters) long. [See Images of the Alien-Looking Human Remains]
“While the jury is out regarding the mutations that cause the deformity, and there is a real discrepancy in how we account for the apparent age of the bones … every nucleotide I’ve been able to look at is human,” researcher Garry Nolan, professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford School of Medicine, told LiveScience. “I’ve only scratched the surface in the analysis. But there is nothing that jumps out so far as to scream ‘nonhuman.’”
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The episode began when a security officer on patrol outside Watts Bar plant noticed an individual standing on the bank of the Tennessee River on plant property. Hopson said the officer challenged the individual, believed to be a white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt.
The individual pulled a handgun and took at least two shots at the officer, Hopson said. The security guard returned fire and called for backup. The gunman got into a flat-bottomed boat and escaped downstream. The exchange occurred in less than a minute, Hopson said.
West Bend’s own Judy Steffes is preparing for her summer tour. For those who don’t know, every year Judy rides her bike for hundreds of miles somewhere in America. This year she will be riding through Alaska and sharing her adventures on her blog. The things she gets to see are amazing.
Check out her blog and give her some support. To entice you a little, she currently has a marvelous story about a wheelchair racer who was in the Boston Marathon this year.
I’m glad. Maybe we can find out if there’s more behind this attack.
I’d go for the casino.
A casino/entertainment complex, a major convention hotel and a Barack Obama presidential library are being floated as possible anchors for a mixed-use redevelopment of the former Michael Reese Hospital site on the Near South Side.
These possible scenarios were presented Thursday evening by a team led by architecture firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill at a community meeting held at West Point Missionary Baptist Church in Bronzeville.
The city of Chicago commissioned the exploration of potential possibilities.
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A large explosion rocked the town of West, Texas, 19 miles north of Waco, on Wednesday evening.
A source tells News 8 that a large swath of the small town with a population of 2,800 has been leveled.
According to initial reports, the blast shortly before 8 p.m. was at the West Fertilizer plant at 1471 Jerry Mashek Drive, about a half-mile east of Interstate 35.
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It was a bloody scene at a Home Depot in West Covina, Calif., on Wednesday when a man entered the store and began sawing his arms off with a hand saw, scaring customers into a panic, according to local police.
The man, who is in his late 50s, is not being identified and is in critical condition. However both his arms were saved, a Queen of the Valley Hospital spokesperson said.
Capt. Art Hurtado, an off-duty paramedic from Pasadena, said in a press conference Thursday that he was going to the store for supplies for a project and had stumbled upon police outside the store. He ran in to help with the scene and saw the man lying face down and surrounded by a pool of blood.
Guys put a shirt on a deer...
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The video is titled ‘how to put a T-shirt on a fiesty deer’. At least five men are involved. They used at least three video cameras to capture what they did, including one camera mounted on someone’s head.
The deer ran off and has since been spotted by several Oak Creek residents.
“It’s always tough to see someone act like that toward a wild animal,” DNR warden Kaitlin Kernosky told TODAY’S TMJ4 reporter Tom Murray. “They have an instinct to get away. They’re not used to being handled.”
I kind of like a meat blend.
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IKEA says it has withdrawn 17,000 portions of moose lasagna from its home furnishings stores in Europe after traces of pork were found in a batch tested in Belgium.
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New Jersey State Police Lt. Stephen Jones said Wednesday the man was driving a refrigerated truck carrying 42,000 pounds of Muenster cheese. Jones says the cheese company, K&K Cheese in Cashton, Wis., valued the cargo at $200,000.
New Jersey Detective Oliver Sissman tells WISC-TV in Wisconsin that (http://bit.ly/13y6Kd8 ) the suspect used false paperwork to obtain the cheese.
Um… OK. Judging from the picture, I’m going to guess that Meth was involved.
A Mosinee, Wisconsin woman was arrested Friday after allegedly standing on a street corner in the town of Wausau with no pants after stealing steaks from a nearby grocery store. According to the Wausau Daily Herald, 18-year-old Elizabeth A. Hoen was arrested at around 2:00 p.m. after neighborhood residents reported a woman standing naked from the waist down on the street in front of the former Rose Garden Banquet Center.
Wausau Police Department spokesperson Lt. Michael Juedes said that when police arrived, Hoen had put her pants back on and was in the company of an unidentified man. Both tried to run when they saw the officers. Hoen was caught by the police, but her companion was not.
In her purse, officers found three beefsteaks from nearby Kohlman and Lee’s Grocery. Juedes said that the store’s owner confirmed that the merchandise had been stolen and that security camera footage placed Hoen in the store.
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The Phillies’ AAA-minor league team will introduce the first “urinal gaming system” when the season kicks off at Coca-Cola Park next week.
Screens installed above urinals will display the game, which is a downhill snowmobile competition. The user’s flow controls the virtual snowmobiler as he tries to hit penguins on the route — directing the stream left or right will move the driver in that direction.
“It’s just like a joystick on a video game,” said Brian Downs, Director of Media Relations for Lehigh Valley Health Network. The health system will be advertising on the game’s screens.