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Why Are These Children Driving?
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 2:10 PM
I'm still trying to erase the shock from a few incidents recently reported in the news. In separate incidences in two different states, the police pulled over vehicles where they found 9-year olds to be the drivers! In each case, the father was too drunk to drive and so rather than waiting it out before getting in the car, they decided that their 9-year old... Read More...
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Wow! Free BlackBerry Apps Until December 31st
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 11:23 AM
As a BlackBerry user, I must say that I was quite disturbed by the lack of service during an outage they had last week. Today, I am a much happier customer. Research In Motion has announced that beginning on October 19th, they will be offering select premium apps free of charge until December 31st. This is great news. Not all of the selected apps will be available... Read More...
Warning - Dangerous Bacteria Outbreak In Some Cantaloupe & Romaine Lettuce
Friday, September 30, 2011 10:20 AM
Do you enjoy eating cantaloupe? Recent news has shown that there have been 13 deaths related to an outbreak of bacteria (called Listeria) that is contaminating some cantaloupes. It is being reported that 72 people have been infected in 18 states. It is also being reported that the incubation period could be as long as two months, so more cases are expected to... Read More...
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Would You Accidentally Run Over Your Own Family?
Friday, July 10, 2009 9:59 AM
When I saw the headline for this story, it immediately caught my attention. Before looking into the entire story, I had to wonder - Who could run over their family? Was it intentional? What were the circumstances? Would you accidentally run over your own family? Well, the details were much different than I had expected. This is the story of a young family in... Read More...
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Recent Celebrity Deaths
Monday, June 29, 2009 3:23 PM
Recent celebrity deaths in the news has been a bit overwhelming the past few days. Since last Thursday, almost 100% of the news that I came across was in relation to either the death of Farah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, or TV pitchman Billy Mays. While Farah was fatally ill, both the deaths of Michael Jackson and Billy Mays were unexpected, which made the news... Read More...
High School Grad Can’t Have Diploma Because He Loves His Mom?
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:18 AM
This story is very hot on the internet right now. A high school graduation ceremony on Friday, June 12th started just like any other. Students names are called and they go on stage to accept their diploma, the end of one journey and the beginning of another. In this case, one of the graduates went on stage after having his name called and he took a bow and blew... Read More...
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Swine Flu Symptoms
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 3:12 PM
With “swine flu” having been confirmed to be quickly spreading throughout the US, many people are in a panic to check online for the symptoms of this potential epidemic. More important than where this disease might be showing up is whether or not it could be affecting you or a loved one. At this time, reports of a few schools in New York and Chicago are closing... Read More...
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More Reasons Why I HomeSchool
Friday, April 24, 2009 11:06 AM
I read not one, but two appalling stories today in the news about children and the public school system. I could not have decided to homeschool at a better time. Not sure what area this story is from, but two fifth-graders were recently arrested for selling marijuana at their elementary school. My oldest daughter will be in 5th grade next year and I can’t imagine... Read More...
Postage Prices Increase May 11, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 1:05 PM
Well, it’s May again and once again the post office will be raising their prices for mailing first class. The full list of the new prices is now posted on the official United States Postal Service website at: Some of the more common price changes are: $0.44 Letters – first ounce $0.88 Large envelopes – first ounce $1.22 Parcels – first ounce $0.17 per... Read More...
Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Monday, April 13, 2009 10:53 AM
I normally don’t watch the Extreme Home Makeover show, however, friends and family contacted us last night to watch this special Tallahassee, FL episode of a large family who desperately needed a new home. I regret that I missed the beginning of the show and the introduction of both parents and their large family of 1 biological son along with about 6 adopted... Read More...
Spanking Children
Thursday, April 2, 2009 10:54 AM
Is “spanking children” a part of the job description for a school official? Yes, those of you who read my blog know that I homeschool now, and although this is not the reason why, it does help me feel it was the right decision. A local vice principal “paddled” an 11 year old boy last month for bad behavior (I assume, although the update on this story does not... Read More...
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Natasha Richardson Dies From Skiing Accident
Thursday, March 19, 2009 1:09 PM
Today’s news is saturated with a sad loss in the entertainment industry. 45-year old actress, Natasha Richardson has died due to a head injury after a skiing accident this past Monday. Richardson, wife of actor Liam Neeson, was injured during a private skiing lesson she was taking in Quebec. According to sources, Richardson seemed just fine immediately after... Read More...
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Preschooler Brings Marijuana to School
Thursday, March 12, 2009 1:47 PM
This is awful! How in the world does something like this even happen? This was a 4 year old little boy whose brother uses marijuana. The boy knew what it was because he showed it to a classmate and told them it belonged to his brother. The 4 year old even called it “weed.” The little boy was asked about where he obtained it from and he explained that it was his... Read More...
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Send Your Graduation Invitations Early
Monday, February 23, 2009 4:24 PM
A woman in Oregon was invited to attend her nephew’s graduation from high school. What an exciting event…to see a new baby born, watch them grow, go to Kindergarten, go to middle school and before you know it, they are graduating high school. The only problem with the invitation is that it arrived 22 years late! She found the invitation in her mailbox last week... Read More...
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Octuplets Born To A Mother of Six!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 4:06 PM
I have been hearing in the news, off and on, about a single mom who has given birth to octuplets. Yes, she had 8 babies at once! Well, it wasn’t until today that I have heard more about the real story and I am just amazed. I have two daughters who are spaced apart by a little bit over 4 years and I am constantly calling my best friends for support when I feel... Read More...
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