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Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
art doyle April 15, 2014 at 07:52 am
noah was a story in a book. just sayin'
M L Goins April 15, 2014 at 11:16 am
I am a Christian and have accepted Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God as my Lord andRead More Saviour. Some of you posting must not have actually heard what Pastor John Hagee said. What he said was, that when other blood moons ocurred that something significant ocurred regarding the Jews, the blood moon of 1492 and the expulsion edict to remove all Jews from Spain, the 1948 blood moon Israel became a nation, the 1967 blood moon and the six day war resulting in some Israeli land being reclaimed. Pastor Hagee said NOTHING about the end of the world ocurring to coincide with the four blood moons ( he did however say people would say he did - which looking at these posts some have misconstrued his words). Perhaps all the posters that are commenting on what Pastor Hagee said should actually hear what he said PRIOR to commenting/mocking/judging. Pastor Hagee and his statements. Perhaps, in time, we will see if the government of Israel has made a significant decision today. Personally (my very own personal opinion- no Biblical prophecy just me), I hope they decide NOT to ever release any more terrorists from prison to bribe the palestinians to "talk" about making a peace agreement.....just saying....
Tom Hollman April 15, 2014 at 11:36 am
THIS ALL HAS TO DO WITH ORBITAL POSITIONING-----------------JUST SAYING.
Snow Baby, from Shot in the Dark Photography's Facebook page.
Bobby Mahoney April 8, 2014 at 08:30 pm
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caitymd April 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm
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Murphy, left, and Esiason from the WFAN Facebook page.
Amy Michael Lynn April 8, 2014 at 02:10 pm
My husband took a week off from work when we had our first so he could be there when the baby wasRead More born and then so he could help me out as we were both adjusting to an entirely new situation in our lives. He ended up working half days most of the week, though, because the adjustment wasn't too bad since our daughter slept a lot and was fairly easy. As for a c-section, I personally don't think they should be scheduled unless it's absolutely necessary. And if she had a c-section, I'd think she'd have needed him home more since she's recovering from major surgery at that point!
Joanne Malia April 8, 2014 at 06:28 pm
You would think that the base ball community are republicans it sounds like something stupid thatRead More they would say
The Rev'd Anthony C. Dinoto April 10, 2014 at 01:00 pm
Following this outrageous "logic", this idiot would probably have preferred the VirginRead More Mary had had a C-Section on the 4th Sunday of December instead of the 25th! That way Christmas would always fall on a Sunday and would be less disruptive to the shopping season!!!!
Metro fares increase. (Patch file photo.)
John Strother March 28, 2014 at 12:41 pm
$1.00 surcharge for using the paper fare card purchased at the gate, you got to be kidding me. TheRead More metro has lied about not seeking funds to complete the rail. Va has done many taxes that is suppose to fund this rail and still loses money on it.
Kim McCoy March 28, 2014 at 03:40 pm
...and while you will be paying more to ride the metro, you get the added benefit of a 30% increaseRead More in snatch-and-grab robberies! I'm so glad Virginia was forced to spend all of our tax dollars on a metro expansion for people from Maryland and the District to come over here and take Virginia jobs while also being able to snatch a new phone or bicycle on their way back to where ever they came from!
Liz March 29, 2014 at 08:32 am
What a shame that metro doesn't increase the quality of their service at the same rate as theyRead More increase their fares.
The Old Dominion Boat Club (Patch file photo.)
OT insider April 1, 2014 at 08:43 pm
This "we're turning Old Town into National Harbor" BS is getting really tiresome. In thisRead More thread we're talking about tearing down fences and ripping up asphalt parking lots to create more open space, so what are you talking about????? Again, if you're against changes that will make Old Town more appealing to outsiders, just say so. But please stop the hyperbole and ridiculous rhetoric!
JamesOnThePotomac April 2, 2014 at 05:28 pm
OT Insider 1) The chain link fence was put up by the city and when the ODBC tried to offer a moreRead More visually attractive fence, the A-&*^%s on the COA CC said no. 2) The whole design of the Waterfront Plan was to increase density and attack more and more tourists, cars, and residents. When the good people of Old Town proposed more open spaces and less density, once again the A-&*^%s on the COA CC said no. 3) If you had bothered to do some homework, you'd know about items 1) & 2)
OT insider April 8, 2014 at 10:10 pm
LOL, I've done my "homework" JOTP. I know that it hurts for you to realize that manyRead More people who live in Old Town support the ODBC changes on the waterfront - and that the city has done a great job with this. Bring it on!!!
Storm forecast for Sunday night, Monday.
Raul Ortega March 16, 2014 at 08:03 pm
I'm a little confused by this statement "The forecast calls for a mx of rain and snow earlyRead More Sunday evening", is the forecast calling for a matrix algebra interpreter and numerical optimizer for structural equation modeling, an Internet Mail Exchange DNS record, or a share in Magnachip Semiconductor Corp? Got spell-check?
Raul Ortega March 16, 2014 at 08:33 pm
How about a story about the bike lanes coming to King St?Read More http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/03/16/alexandria-to-add-bike-lanes-on-busy-king-street/
Joan March 17, 2014 at 08:33 am
How about next time publishing the story BEFORE the snow instead of during or after?
What do you think?
Wildermann March 16, 2014 at 06:55 pm
Our nation has consistently maintained that parents possess a fundamental right to raise theirRead More children as they see fit. This belief has been upheld by our judiciary in numerous Supreme Court cases that reflect the American people's longstanding commitment to parental rights. Many believe that it is critical that we place the current Supreme Court doctrine on parental rights into the explicit text of the United States Constitution in order to preserve the vital child-parent relationship.
Wildermann March 16, 2014 at 07:06 pm
The law's concept of the family rests on a presumption that parents possess what a child lacks inRead More maturity, experience, and capacity for judgment required for making life's difficult decisions. More important, historically it has recognized that natural bonds of affection lead parents to act in the best interests of their children. The statist notion that governmental power should supersede parental authority in all cases because some parents abuse and neglect children is repugnant to American tradition. Simply because the decision of a parent is not agreeable to a child or because it involves risks does not automatically transfer the power to make that decision from the parents to some agency or officer of the state. - Parham v. J. R., 442 U.S. 584 (1979) The fundamental liberty interest of natural parents in the care, custody, and management of their child does not evaporate simply because they have not been model parents or have lost temporary custody of their child to the State. Even when blood relationships are strained, parents retain a vital interest in preventing the irretrievable destruction of their family life. Until the State proves parental unfitness, the child and his parents share a vital interest in preventing erroneous termination of their natural relationship. - Santosky v. Kramer, 455 U.S. 745 (1982) The liberty interest at issue in this case-the interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children-is perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests recognized by this Court. In light of this extensive precedent, it cannot now be doubted that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment protects the fundamental right of parents to make decisions concerning the care, custody, and control of their children. The problem here is not that the Washington Superior Court intervened, but that when it did so, it gave no special weight at all to Granville's determination of her daughters' best interests. More importantly, it appears that the Superior Court applied exactly the opposite presumption. The Due Process Clause does not permit a State to infringe on the fundamental right of parents to make childrearing decisions simply because a state judge believes a 'better' decision could be made. - Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000)
Cynthia Montgomery March 17, 2014 at 10:10 am
UNATTENDED - NOT CARED FOR - DESERTED - ALONE! Is there a LAW against leaving a child/toddler aloneRead More in their home ( so daddy can go out high and get drunk)? Is there a law against leaving a child/toddler alone in a store and leaving leaving them so you can go get high and drunk? Is there a law about leaving a child/toddler alone in a movie theater and leaving to go get high and drunk? Is there a law about leaving a child/toddler alone in a public park, airport, library, hospital, restaurant, sporting arena, Wal Mart, church, or on a street to go get high and drunk? NO? then let the guy go.... BUT..... if we think it is wrong to leave a child/toddler alone in any of the above places to go get drunk and get high and basically use the carseat as a babysitter then WE HAVE A PROBLEM! THIS was child abandoned, pure and simple. This child has already learned to not trust others. This child all ready knows the reality of not being loved. This child already has experienced what it means to be clateral baggage and he will never be the same. When we meet a person and wonder why they are so messed up now you know where it started. God help him.