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Vic April 25, 2014 at 01:49 am
Thanks for your insightful input, Nancy.
Stephanie April 25, 2014 at 02:19 am
All I want to say is this: I said months ago that there was a ban on gun research and no oneRead More believed me. I don't care what his studies say. I'm just glad this article finally says in it's first sentence what I have been saying for a long time. Small victory for moi! I'm off for some ice cream!
Rodger Higgins April 25, 2014 at 02:51 am
Oldtimer -- They took away all of the weapons in Britain and now they have the highest incidence ofRead More knife stabbings in the world. It is not the guns it is the evil in the thugs that causes these deaths. If a thug knows you are armed he will not cross you but if they know you don't have a weapon you are game to them. Direct your research to the thugs and their families to get to the root of the problem, not the law abiding person.
An 8-year-old faces two felony charges after he ran away from his Michigan school. (Patch file photo)
Sylvia Taylor April 24, 2014 at 09:39 pm
Wow, sounds like someone missed there meds in a big way.
MAC April 25, 2014 at 02:05 am
This is an 8 yr old CHILD! WHY are you printing his name????? News stories about teens on PatchRead More and other papers usually do NOT name them when they are minors!..................................... No! I don't agree with felony charges, which are ridiculous in this case. The boy was surely scared, and the school should have had someone accompany him in the police car. What stupidity on their part--the following description, which is both nonsensical and poorly written: "they couldn’t answer that question.” "School officials told FOX 17 they were confident the situation was handled properly, but declined to comment a situation that involved a specific situation." The police chief is the only one with common sense in this story!
Mr. Michael April 25, 2014 at 03:24 am
The little miscreant is on the fast track to a long stretch in the penitentiary. Sounds like theRead More parents lost control of him a long time ago.
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Jackie Loffredo April 24, 2014 at 07:31 pm
stubborn people.. they aren't trying to annoy/disturb you..they are telling you for your safety !
Jackie Loffredo April 24, 2014 at 07:34 pm
don't put a fire fighters life at risk because you want to be stubborn and stupid.
Damn Shame April 24, 2014 at 09:40 pm
Robert Martinez is an idiot to begin with. Engaged to someone else and still married. Sad. Shouldn'tRead More be talking to the news if you're trying to live a double life fool.
The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
Portent April 24, 2014 at 11:45 pm
tenth district: Your cockamamie, hate-filled and vile racist comment places you not in the tenthRead More district but in the stratosphere of toxic gas.
Portent April 24, 2014 at 11:50 pm
Hey, Steven Spiegel, do you believe that Jewish people should stop remembering and teaching theRead More world about the horrors of the Holocaust just because it's so old and declasse to bring it up?
monkey lewis April 25, 2014 at 12:03 am
York County, Pennsylvania I wish to call it home one sunny day.Since Obama has taken office black onRead More white crime is up 438% google white girl bleed a lot.
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
BIGBAKER.. April 24, 2014 at 07:13 pm
It`s just Baby fat, I had an UNCLE years ago 15 lbs and he was born at home, turned out to be aRead More regular kid.
Queena Armstrong Knox April 24, 2014 at 08:41 pm
Actually this is usually a sign of gestational diabetes. But not always....Alison and Erin. AndRead More BIGBAKER I've heard of bigger babies being born at home years ago too but that gets into the whole accuracy of the way they were weighed. My daughter weighed 9lb 1oz. I'm average size. My birth weight was around 7 pounds. My husband was a premie and weighed about 5 pounds. But he was a big man. Not huge. He was 6ft 1in and weighed about 190 at his heaviest. I'm 5' 3" and weighed 165 at full term. Sometimes the size of the baby is determined by ancestors long dead! My son weighed 7lb 12oz and he was born 4 weeks premature! Imagine where he was headed! So don't go blaming things that may have NOTHING to do with it!
The Rev. Edward Belczak, who served as priest at St. Thomas More Parish for more than 30 years, was indicted in the theft of nearly $700,000 in church funds. (Patch file photo)
Sue Czarnecki April 24, 2014 at 11:26 am
Another big black mark on the Catholic Church. I wonder how many more parishioners will acceptRead More & live with these crimes without leaving for another religion or just give up altogether?
DELandis April 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Ms Czarnecki, even you must live with the crime as it has already occurred, but I think the majorityRead More of Parishoners won't accept it especially if found guilty. I'm not defending the man, but he is entitled to his day in court. I also believe, even if convicted, most won't give up leave or give up their religion, as everyone should know, there are evil and corrupt people everywhere! So the best choice is to gather together the good amongst us and drive the wrongful ones away, not try to hide!
Luca Brazzi April 24, 2014 at 04:44 pm
Belczak got used to the good life at STM. Wined and dined by wealthy parishoners, travelved freeRead More first classs on trips and was treated like royalty. I can recall one time when he ranted and raved at the pulpit because some were taking his Polish Christmas hosts without leaving a donation. I thought that was strange. Now I know why he was keeping the money for himself. Never felt comfortable around him. A con artist!
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Ana Ham April 24, 2014 at 09:08 pm
This was justified. He should not have been charged with anything. Free this man.
NWBL April 24, 2014 at 09:23 pm
IMO if you break into someone's house (or assault them for that matter) you are taking your chancesRead More as to what they will do to you.
Gary Moore April 25, 2014 at 01:08 am
I don't want to comment about this incident and I don't want to judge people, but this is really aRead More sad news
Several Michigan Patch communities had schools in the Top 20. Check the list to see how your district fared. (Patch file photo)
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?
Ahmed Ismail April 24, 2014 at 10:45 am
The one number that seems to skew this report in my mind is that the percentage of students takingRead More an AP exam is taken into consideration. How many students take the exam only indicates how much the school "pushes" the kids into AP classes, even if they really don't belong in an AP class. The real separator in the schools is the percentage of students who actually "pass" the AP exam. I understand some are even paying for the exams for the students now. For many schools, this "pass" number is incredibly low. Add that to the fact that a "pass" on an AP exam is only a 3 out of 5 score when most of the selective universities only accept a "4" or higher as a passing in order to give AP credit and you have a true picture of how the schools are trying to play the AP system just to increase their rankings on this list.
Tamara April 24, 2014 at 11:21 pm
Northville is in Wayne County, but it does have a school in, and some of its students (like mine)Read More coming from, Oakland County (Novi).
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Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
I don't disagree with you that we're becoming less and less a free country but it's wrong to blameRead More democrats alone. It wasn't dems alone that passed the patriot act. It hasn't been dems alone that have been re-uping it since it was passed the first time. On how bad Hillary will be as a president. Every president is bad in some ways. Reagan raised taxes more than a dozen times. Bush took us to war on two fronts with no way to pay for it. Clinton signed DOMA and DADT. Obama gave away the farm in order to get the Affordable Care Act passed. Papa Bush said that atheists shouldn't be considered Americans. Sure Hillary will be a bad president in some ways.... they are all bad in some way. I can tell you this much though, any president is going to be a worse president when the publicly stated goal of the opposition is to obstruct that president at any and all opportunities. The dems did it to Bush. The republican'ts are doing it to Obama. It's like Palestine and Israel, they'll fight to the death out of spite and habit, neither one of them knowing which one threw the first punch and not caring because winning is the only goal. What America needs are citizens that go into government for the good of the country instead of the good of their party.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Oh, one last point on your last post B. Dub. "Hillary presidency combined with a DemocraticRead More Congress." Ain't gonna happen. Republicant's have gerrymandered the states to absolute death. They have the House for the foreseeable future and they have a good chance at getting the Senate. I can't guarantee you who's going to win in 2016 but I can very well guarantee you that no one party will take executive and legislative branches, both.
PAUL April 24, 2014 at 06:57 pm
who the hell cares?????????????????
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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.
Bob West April 24, 2014 at 06:20 pm
@ eddie, I wouldn't mention any specific phone-calling service in case any other arseholes areRead More looking for tips. But for better or worse, those calls are traceable. They have "add-ons" that can fool your friends, but certainly not the NSA. BTW, that phone service was bought by Microsoft a couple of years ago- so much for any illusion of confidentiality. By using it, you "opt in" to give up your privacy, just like with G-mail. Using a computer to make a prank call is a dumb move in itself. Any computer transmits a wealth of information. Non-smart phones are a lot less traceable than anything else. Have you ever seen how many items advertisers and other web sites use to uniquely identify your computer? They can't tell your name but track your unique computer. It's called "computer fingerprinting." As soon as you give your name at a web site they track, they've got you. Check this site sometime to see how unique your computer is-- https://panopticlick.eff.org/ .... I suspect that nobody's putting much effort into tracing this call, because in the big scheme of things, they've got more serious things to deal with. (Unfortunately, unlike our local PDs.) Shame this idiot got so much publicity from his crime. I think the glorifying news "perp walk" should be stopped in virtually all cases.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 10:37 pm
I got you Kevin. I f you delete the point of contention then the debate is incoherent. The BlackRead More Panther of poetry was defending his viewpoint. I disagree with race based politics but he was standing up in the arena of ideas Then poof...( hello Patch?)... he was gone. I know the Panthers have a terror tactic history, but I thought media has forgiven the past. In Philly 08, Holder allowed military uniformed poll watchers to prevent any 2nd party participation with obvious intimidation. I appreciate Patch. We gotta talk this stuff out. Maybe the panther crossed the line his last comment we did not see, and they scrubbed up a bit. What ever happened, I do appreciate the Patch forums. It is a good local thing for info and exchange. If it becomes editorially dysfunctional, then we all will move on to a more open forum.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 10:49 pm
In the past, our local Patch editor would jump in and correct our misconceptions on Patch policy andRead More what actually happened on the thread. His name is Bob Bynes and I will always respect him as an objective journalist... too few. So many, so few.
monkey lewis April 25, 2014 at 12:09 am
How ya like me now.
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.)