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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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Paul Alexander April 23, 2014 at 10:59 pm
Well, well, well...someone tell Jim Sullivan that 4 of the top 10 Nationally ranked high schools areRead More from the knuckle dragging, gun toting, rebel flag flying Deep South and not a SINGLE high school in the top 10 from the high per pupil spending, rusty North East. There goes your property value theory Sully.
Fact Checker April 23, 2014 at 11:34 pm
Paul, don't be narrow minded your whole life, by now you should have learned that there areRead More exceptions to all rules. A state with 1 exceptional school and 90% crappy schools, is still crappy. ... You need to look at the big picture Rasmussen, LMAO !!!!! ..... How States Compare in the 2014 Best High Schools Rankings Maine performed the best in the latest rankings of public high schools. By Robert Morse April 21, 2014 7 Comments SHARE A state-by-state breakdown of the 2014 Best High Schools rankings shows that Maine is this year's leading performer, with 22.2 percent of its eligible schools earning gold and silver medals. California came in second with 22.2 percent, since the rankings are based on unrounded percentages of schools with gold or silver medals. Connecticut was third with 19.7 percent. The gold and silver awards reflect which schools are most successfully preparing students for college, based on students participating in and achieving passing scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests. For a school to be eligible for a gold or silver medal, its students must also do well on the appropriate statewide tests, as explained in the 2014 Best High Schools rankings methodology. .. //www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/articles/2014/04/21/how-states-compare-in-the-2014-best-high-schools-rankings
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Socrates April 24, 2014 at 12:50 am
I would want to be briefed by both sides, but from the text, it appears the police are reportingRead More what he said at the time. He could not know in advance whether they were armed or not - since they could have had concealed weapons. Unless he was a trained and experienced gun fighter, once the action started he was acting on pure instinct and terror, as any vet will tell you about their first time in dangerous combat. The episode was unfortunate indeed, but unless I'm missing something here, there is no homicide case due to age and circumstances.
Steve April 24, 2014 at 01:11 am
Well said, in a nutshell.
Heywood April 24, 2014 at 02:52 am
They were popular break-in kids who will break-in no more. LOL
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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
Mike April 23, 2014 at 09:48 pm
No Hillary. Vote GOP. Stop the decline of America.
Frank Estrada April 24, 2014 at 02:24 am
The best populist the Dims can serve up...what a joke.
Connie April 23, 2014 at 10:32 pm
Hillary is a bad role model for girls. She kept a cheating husband who disgraced her put up with himRead More and the other women that came out about Bill. Plus she is a liar and did not help those Americans that needed more security in Benghazi. Her and her husband are both liars and losers and they want to be in politics so anything goes. I will NEVER vote for either of them.
David Parsons April 23, 2014 at 11:04 pm
I will vote for her if she runs.
REVMAN April 24, 2014 at 12:37 am
Hillary-- Is a disgrace for a woman. I'm sure the Democrats can come up with a much better candidateRead More and Liz Warren who claimed being an American Indian for preferential treatment isn't one either.
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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.
Steven Oathkeeper April 23, 2014 at 09:09 pm
Like the video game has something to do with it, who writes this rubbish? Next they will be sayingRead More is a shooter and we here to grab all your guns. As if. ~OathkeeprOne. constitution before corrupt govt.
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.
James April 23, 2014 at 02:28 pm
Oh we are so proud of ourselves, patting each other on the back for doing such a great service toRead More our taxpayers. Wake up Newtowner's a $112 million budget is a joke on us. Monroe residents are rejecting a $ 82 million dollar budget and were happy with our mill rate, not me. Seems like we have money for posting 30mph speed limit signs all over town, but can't fix a damn pothole !
Paul Alexander April 23, 2014 at 10:18 pm
The overall condition of the town's roads are a joke. Road maintenance and repair is a BASIC andRead More essential municipal function yet the town prioritizes dollars elsewhere for "wants" and "wishes" while neglecting "needs". It is a failure of leadership plain and simple. First Selectman Pat Llodra will "borrow" her way out of this neglect by floating road repair bonds and then up go the taxes again. For crying out loud, vote in a biz exec as First Selectman and get rid of this lifelong public sector employee who has been elevated WELL beyond her capacities. Newtown taxpayers can no longer afford her inability to lead and manage in a tax efficient manner. "Nice lady" only gets you so far.
Paul Alexander April 23, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Oh...and you don't need to be Captain Obvious to know ahead of time that a zero increase budget willRead More pass on the first referendum. Do it again next year and the taxpayers will believe you are serious. Jack up taxes next year and everyone will realize this year was just a bone tossed to the taxpayers to appease them.
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
they don't need college to hold a lamp on my lawn
monkey lewis April 24, 2014 at 01:52 am
word
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?
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.
Susan Harris April 23, 2014 at 10:12 pm
Tamara, what social studies standards are you talking about? The Common Core only covers standardsRead More in literacy and math. There are no CC standards for science or history. Are you talking about state standards?
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 11:35 pm
Common Core has science and social studies standards - they were written after math and ELA - theyRead More have not been implemented yet. They are more controversial so math and ELA was put thru first to pave the way.
Tamara April 24, 2014 at 12:18 am
Many articles on CC not being validated, and reducing standards and achievement - not the other wayRead More around... http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=7bf08782-fe34-49d9-ba23-f95e21905f04&c=d6f00600-ac37-11e3-8bb0-d4ae528ed502&ch=d7b7c2d0-ac37-11e3-8bc0-d4ae528ed502
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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.
Should plastic bags be a thing of the past?
Jean D. April 23, 2014 at 08:18 pm
Elitist problem. Please rich people, debate! Most of the rest of the world is just trying toRead More survive. APPRECIATE that you have the luxury to worry about PLASTIC BAGS.
Leesan Villa April 23, 2014 at 10:09 pm
This is the most passionate feedback I've ever seen on a topic. The problem: Common Sense has wonRead More re: the logical reasons why we use disposable grocery food bags - bacteria (that's probably why we turned to paper disposable bags years ago) and many people don't want rules & regulations to go against common sense because this is not about contaminating the environment for many of us; it's about public safety - avoid e-coli at all costs. Now, many here think they are all smarter than us & hate the fact that they've never been bright enough to have figured out the proper etiquette of food shopping & preventing cross contamination on their own because they just go with the flow of political correctness but listen to me - the debate is over - disposable shopping bags stay for those of us who take food contamination seriously. Ok!!!!
Connie April 23, 2014 at 10:16 pm
There are so many comments about plastic bags and the updates that keep showing when I sign in I amRead More not going to read anymore. I am for using plastic bags and that's it!
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.
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Elliott Lanosa April 23, 2014 at 09:33 pm
Again Disney Land ruins someone's (way too expensive) trip to their park. It is not their businessRead More and she was not doing anything wrong.
Richard Ferrari April 23, 2014 at 10:13 pm
she should have spit in his face
monkey lewis April 24, 2014 at 01:54 am
I would do her
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bg robbins April 22, 2014 at 11:39 am
I don't think were doing starving people any favors by sending them hot dogs that might make themRead More sick.
BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 03:28 pm
Just another argument for KOSHER hot dogs..... All of the great taste and NONE OF THE CRAP !
Bill Harvey April 22, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Poland has already outlawed kosher killing as inhumane--it involves voiding the arteries of theRead More animal's tainted blood while it is still alive....The US will soon follow despite its Jewish lobby.
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monkey lewis April 22, 2014 at 02:30 am
Father to many married to none and in case Ya all wondered Im really well hung
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 11:34 am
Agranon - I'm a moron because I am tired of everybody and his mother trying to put themselves inRead More every story? Then so be it - I'm a moron. To be honest, I am also really tired of all the people that were compelled to run the Boston Marathon because "I had to finish for all those who couldn't." Get over yourself. It was a tragedy. Those responsible should be ripped apart by dogs. I sincerely hope the families of those affected can move on somehow. But how does Mary Jane Smith running the marathon help ANYBODY but herself? She's not doing it for "those who can't". She's doing it to maybe get on TV and she's probably feeling a little sanctimonious because she ran 26.2 miles and you didn't. It's like, "what did YOU do to help these people?" Same as you - nothing.
Geoffrey Koppel April 22, 2014 at 04:52 pm
If this is a think tank, someone should change the filter.