.
News & Features
Photo from Long Beach Patch Post
Sam April 23, 2014 at 11:10 am
Both the jackass players should be fined. these are the same kids that shoot up the schools whenRead More they're bored with fantasy. The beach is right down the block and your lazy fat ass kid sits on the couch all day gaming. pathetic.
Linda Maloney April 23, 2014 at 11:33 am
This situation is very serious and they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law! IRead More remember thinking ringing someones' doorbell and running away was a prank!
SA April 23, 2014 at 11:40 am
Whatever happened to just “ding dong ditch” … or even just playing outside? MyRead More dad bought me the 1st Nintendo but every day we were still skating or surfing and rarely playing video games. Freaking losers …
(Patch file photo)
Bob Hoozenblat April 23, 2014 at 10:18 am
Let's worry less about what drivers are doing and more about paving the way (no pun intended) forRead More driverless cars. We live in an age where self-centered, perpetually distracted people have no business commanding a two-ton block of moving steel. Let them watch a movie while Google drives them to wherever they intend to take their next "selfie."
Carl Stevenson April 23, 2014 at 11:17 am
The statistics show that bans of texting have had no positive effect on accidents, injuries, orRead More deaths. In fact, in at least 4 states that have banned texting, accidents, injuries, and deaths have increased. It's pretty easy to guess that the cause is that instead of holding the device up where it can be seen while still watching traffic ahead, people are holding the phone down in their lap where it can't be readily seen from outside, thus taking their eyes off of the road more and for longer. This is the law of Unintended consequences in action. Stupid laws produce negative, unforeseen results that make the situation worse than before. The moral of the story is to leave people alone, but hold them responsible for their actions. Rather than trying to regulate every minute aspect of life. It's called liberty.
Mary AGB April 23, 2014 at 11:42 am
Texting and dialing while driving via cell phone is irresponsible and deadly. How many more deathsRead More do you want to see in Pennsylvania b/c of this. I have relatives who do not use a hands-free device, and I wish that they would get fined. I won't answer or make a call while driving, I pull over;--do you want to know why?--b/c I can't concentrate on driving if I do that; plus, it is hard enough trying to stay safe with all the maniacs on the road, even the ones with no phone. Pennsylvania wise up!! Save law-abiding lives--institute "hands-free speaking" which is still not the answer.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Observor April 23, 2014 at 11:03 am
One of the primary reasons blacks lag in admission to elite colleges without affirmative action isRead More that a disproportionate number of them come out of horror show urban school systems where they are trapped by an unholy alliance of the teacher unions and the Democrat party. The DTC keeps the unions working regardless of incompetence and in return the unions bankroll the DTC with their members' dues money. Affirmative action is just a way to paper over that "inconvenient truth."
Kent Frederick April 23, 2014 at 11:44 am
Let me say something as a graduate of the University of Michigan, who had the tougher road toRead More admission as a non-resident. The problem with affirmative action is how to quantify it. Michigan can have its pick of students from the elite private and public schools in and around Detroit, Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Schools in Detroit certainly don't offer the educational opportunities that a school like Detroit Country day, or public high schools elite suburbs like Winnetka, Illinois or Bethesda, Maryland do. But, is a kid from a very rural area in the U.P. any more prepared for U of M than a kid from Detroit? By the same token, a kid from a farm outside of Muskegon represents the same kind of diversity to a kid from Westchester County, New York as someone from Detroit.
Kent Frederick April 23, 2014 at 11:59 am
Observor, It may have been Walt Williams who said that the problem with affirmative action is thatRead More it can set up a kid to fail. Schools that serve large groups of minorities often do not prepare a kid for an elite school, whehter it's a private school like Harvard or Duke, or an elite public school like Michigan or Cal-Berkeley. He suggested that a student, regardless of race or color, should always select a school that is suited to his qualifications. Someone from an inner-city school in California would be better off going to a university in the California State University system, rather than a school in the University of California system. The idea is that he can succeed in college and move on to a successful career. If a person ill-prepared for Berkeley or UCLA attends either of those schools, he has a greater likelihood of flunking out and giving up on higher education. My father attended a 1-room school house until the 6th grade. He then attended a rural junior high and high school. He wound up going to a land-grant university 11 years after graduating from high school, courtesy of the GI Bill. Because of his going to a school that, while good in the field of agriculture, was an average university overall, he was able to move into management eventually transferred to Chicago. So, I attended a very good suburban high school that prepared me for the University of Michigan. If he had gone to a school for which he wasn't prepared, he could very well have dropped out, which would have meant no management opportunity or transfer to Chicago. I know a lot of very successful people who went to small, liberal arts colleges or public universities that aren't of the same caliber as Michigan, UCLA, or the University of Illinois. Yes, going to a school like Michigan, Harvard, Duke, Northwestern, or Stanford can lead to great opportunities. But, going to a non-elite college or university doesn't close the doors on those opportunities.
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.
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 11:40 am
"You may think I am mindlessly parroting, but I wonder why you are so mindlessly defending. AtRead More least all the other people involved seem to have gotten paid by Bill and Melinda Gates. " :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: I'm at least defending Common Core with facts. Having to resort to lies like your claim about 'educators not being involved at all in the development of the CC Standards'...
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 11:44 am
"In fact, that brings me back to the 3rd grade Parcc exam that used a 5th grade level X readingRead More passage and 5th grade standards for the questions." :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If everything is so confidential, where did you get the information? It's not uncommon for standardized tests to have material from higher grade levels--it's handy for identifying high achievers that are capable of answering such questions.
Steven Lee April 23, 2014 at 11:51 am
To the person that commented early-on about CC standards were developed by the Governors.... theRead More Ntl. Governors Assn is a lobbying group of unelected and unaccountable appointees. 50 governors did not sit down at a conference and hammer out any standards. These are the people that wrote the standards (count how many classroom/special ed teachers, parents and legislators were involved): The members of the mathematics Work Group are: ◾Sara Clough, Director, Elementary and Secondary School Programs, Development, Education Division, ACT, Inc. ◾Phil Daro, Senior Fellow, America's Choice ◾Susan K. Eddins, Educational Consultant, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (Retired) ◾Kaye Forgione, Senior Associate and Team Leader for Mathematics, Achieve ◾John Kraman, Associate Director, Research, Achieve ◾Marci Ladd, Mathematics Consultant, The College Board & Senior Manager and Mathematics Content Lead, Academic Benchmarks ◾William McCallum, University Distinguished Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona &Mathematics Consultant, Achieve ◾Sherri Miller, Assistant Vice President, Educational Planning and Assessment System (EPAS) Development, Education Division, ACT, Inc. ◾Ken Mullen, Senior Program Development Associate—Mathematics, Elementary and Secondary School Programs, Development, Education Division, ACT, Inc. ◾Robin O'Callaghan, Senior Director, Mathematics, Research and Development, The College Board ◾Andrew Schwartz, Assessment Manager, Research and Development, The College Board ◾Laura McGiffert Slover, Vice President, Content and Policy Research, Achieve ◾Douglas Sovde, Senior Associate, Mathematics, Achieve ◾Natasha Vasavada, Senior Director, Standards and Curriculum Alignment Services, Research and Development, The College Board ◾Jason Zimba, Faculty Member, Physics, Mathematics, and the Center for the Advancement of Public Action, Bennington College and Cofounder, Student Achievement Partners Members of the English-language Arts Work Group are: ◾Sara Clough, Director, Elementary and Secondary School Programs, Development, Education Division, ACT, Inc. ◾David Coleman, Founder, Student Achievement Partners ◾Sally Hampton, Senior Fellow for Literacy, America's Choice ◾Joel Harris, Director, English Language Arts Curriculum and Standards, Research and Development, The College Board ◾Beth Hart, Senior Assessment Specialist, Research and Development, The College Board ◾John Kraman, Associate Director, Research, Achieve ◾Laura McGiffert Slover, Vice President, Content and Policy Research, Achieve ◾Nina Metzner, Senior Test Development Associate—Language Arts, Elementary and Secondary School Programs, Development, Education Division, ACT, Inc. ◾Sherri Miller, Assistant Vice President, Educational Planning and Assessment System (EPAS) Development, Education Division, ACT, Inc. ◾Sandy Murphy, Professor Emeritus, University of California – Davis ◾Jim Patterson, Senior Program Development Associate—Language Arts, Elementary and Secondary School Programs, Development, Education Division, ACT, Inc. ◾Sue Pimentel, Co-Founder, StandardsWork; English Language Arts Consultant, Achieve ◾Natasha Vasavada, Senior Director, Standards and Curriculum Alignment Services, Research and Development, The College Board ◾Martha Vockley, Principal and Founder, VockleyLang, LLC
ROBERT J? HADLEY April 23, 2014 at 09:53 am
Please no more prisons/jails. Use lashing for punishment. Five lashes brings pain as bad as cancer.Read More Remember the boys /men Clinton had to interview on behalf of in Indonesia , they were to receive three and it was called cruel punishment.
screen grab from Reuters report
Michael Brennick April 22, 2014 at 06:46 pm
Where are the stories about the rates charged by the Cable cartels-???---Especially Leftist,Read More Democratic Comcast, the premier robber barons, who fill the campaign tills of the Dumocrats.
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.
Kenny Poe April 22, 2014 at 07:23 am
37 bucks to get puked on and hear unfiltered foul language? Heck, I can visit my local collegeRead More campus and get that for free!
Mary Stewart April 22, 2014 at 07:36 am
Comcast mafia blocks every Phillies game on Direct tv and I pay extra for the MLB package. Take aRead More trip to Camden Yards. It's a beautiful stadium with charming people, Hon! Stay at the Hilton overlooking Camden Yards. We're O's and Ravens fans since Comcast blocks all local sports if you don't choose them.
rich April 22, 2014 at 09:11 am
broke bastards !
Electric-vehicle charging stations are installed and ready for customers to use at two Turnpike service plazas. (Photo courtesy of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission)
CHuck April 22, 2014 at 09:15 am
If it was worth doing private business would be installing them, when government installs thingsRead More like this it is a feel good thing that a select few will use and will cost the taxpayers more then the end user. The turnpike is already operating in the RED and once again they waste more money they do not have. If private business operates this way they quickly go belly up, time to tell the goverment to go belly up, they are already too far in the RED and I'm sick of hearing them waste more of my money!!!
CHuck April 22, 2014 at 09:16 am
PS: Fix some freaking pot holes next time!!! That would be a feel good story.
Anti-statist April 22, 2014 at 09:19 am
We ought put them at the airport so that, environmentally conscious people can minimize their carbonRead More foot print right up to the point where they jet off to a far off place. Halfway around the world to where they'll attend the next global warming conference.
file photo
nonoise April 22, 2014 at 03:10 pm
They want government to raise our children, not parents.
Tom Hollman April 22, 2014 at 04:41 pm
THIS COUNTRY TOOK A $HIT WHEN THE SUPREME COURT TOOK AWAY THE KICK IN THE A$$ AT HOME AND AT SCHOOLRead More THEY PUT THE KIDS ON DRUGS. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT ?YEARS AGO THERE WERE NO ALPABETIZED SINDROMES THIS IS HOW HEAD SHRINKERS PUSH DRUGS FOR DRUG COMPANEYS
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.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Dorie, stowing away on a plane is a crime. And no, the boy himself did not pose a threat. But theRead More fact that he (anyone) can get that close to a plane poses a threat. I have to take off my flippin' shoes and get patted down, but apparently you can just walk up and plant a bomb in the wheel well.
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.
screen grab from 10News report
The Convict April 23, 2014 at 10:58 am
This Thread Is Worthless Without Pictures.
lablover April 23, 2014 at 11:03 am
This Dee idiot needs to get a life. The psycho babble is getting old. What a loser !
Doug Strickland Is An Asshat April 23, 2014 at 11:39 am
Convict: There ARE pictures.
Miss America Nina Davuluri (Photo from Facebook)
Zionsville Resident April 21, 2014 at 09:51 pm
I'm reading in the Emmaus edition...Patch is no longer local since AOL sold it. I think there's onlyRead More one editor left in this area out of (at one time) double digits.
John Child April 22, 2014 at 08:18 am
this poor kid is toast ... not even Miss America can save him. How much you want to bet the DistrictRead More throws the book at him HARD? How dare he not do what he was told. Big lesson here for us all: shhhh ... be still.
Ralph Meyer April 22, 2014 at 08:33 am
York's requirements for school officials must include IQs, common sense, and decency, onlyRead More acceptable if below idiot level. So the kid asked Miss America. Big friggin' deal. So what? Punish him for that? What a bunch of pharisaic jerks apparently run York's school system.
Miss America Nina Davuluri (Patch file photo)
Kristin Pesnell April 22, 2014 at 02:57 pm
I don't think the act of what the kid did was a big deal at all. After all, kids will be kids, andRead More this seems like typical teen behavior these days. The issue is not whether or not it was harmless, but that the kid was told not to do it by the school, and did it anyway. It's interesting that we have reached a point in culture where everyone wants their autonomy with a disregard for authority, which is sentiment of so many of the comments. The kid was fully aware that his actions would get him in trouble, and chose to do it anyway. Therefore consequences were necessary, not for the action, but for the, "so what" attitude. High School is a world all its own of non-realities. Reality check - in a couple years when you hold a job, the same disregard gets you fired. We have reached a place where high school behavior reaches all the way into the mid-twenties, and we have produced a culture of entitled, juvenile "kidults," as I like to call them.
Kevin April 23, 2014 at 09:51 am
Miss Davuluri was giving a serious presentation about STEM and the school administrators wereRead More attempting to keep the Q&A session on topic in order for the students to get the most from the session. He was warned to not pose the question and did it anyways. the suspension is a good lesson for him to learn before he reaches adulthood. He could have chosen to ask her after the Q&A session completed instead.
harryfinster April 23, 2014 at 11:01 am
of course the schools have such great abilities to educate and every word they say true,so thereRead More should never be any questioning of their authority
File Photo
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.
screen grab from ABC report
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.
Rick April 22, 2014 at 04:41 pm
If I was flaming out from several thousand feet I would only say one word and it wouldn't beRead More "INCOMING".
Rick April 22, 2014 at 04:42 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW6oPp0LtMI
seen enough April 22, 2014 at 06:50 pm
Can't be any more dangerous that driving on Rt 530 at 8:am. Drivers going 75 mph plus on their wayRead More to Parkway North. many of these drivers are in their eighties and nineties
Hugh April 22, 2014 at 11:47 pm
Baptists were bitching about taxes and going to jail or moving west to escape them. EstablishmentRead More refers to the Church of England- the established church. The king had the right to appoint Bishops for the same and tax everyone of any conviction to pay for them. That was a major cause of the conflict. You continue your strawman argument, and you continue to ignore the fact that I'm not arguing faith while you are arguing history as a prop for your anti-faith dogma. Portundity. What on earth. Getting a bit red are we? Mutual subjugation- like mutual destruction- done one to the other. You garbled your syntax as your explanation makes clear. As a white male, I am bone weary of the whining of those, who unlike my ancestors, allowed themselves to be subjugated. That's why "proud as an Indian" used to be a common phrase in that era. The Indians refused to be enslaved. The whining is especially tedious when it comes from a white man. Are you one of those mewling pukes? SO sensitive, so caring, so guilty, so phoney.
Hugh April 22, 2014 at 11:48 pm
And almost all the states had established churches. How doe that jibe with Hooker's argument?
Hookerman April 23, 2014 at 08:25 am
Hugh, you continue to be very amusing! I quote actual historical text, while you interject you ownRead More twisted interpretation, and then accuse me of trying to support my own dogma (which I haven’t even mentioned). Fact: The letter from the Danbury Baptists to Jefferson said nothing about taxes, going to jail, or moving west. Fact: The first amendment says nothing about the Church of England or an established church. It says; “establishment of religion”… noting more, nothing less. Fact: Jefferson interpreted this clause as creating a wall a separation between church and state (which courts have mostly supported throughout history) . Fact: The U.S. Constitution (the blueprint for our system of laws) makes no mention of a superior being, nor any specific religious belief, and does not recognize any power greater than “We the People”. These are facts, not interpretations as you are posting. As to your last statements; of course states had churches, that why people came to this country, for religious freedom. They were not government sponsored churches. They were not churches that mandated any type of law. They were churches that people attended entirely voluntarily, as they do today. What’s the point???