May 1, 2011
Jenna Miller agreed to marry her longtime boyfriend, Benjamin Woods, just months after he rescued her from near-certain death by performing CPR when she experienced a sudden cardiac arrest. But on Jan. 8, two weeks after their first wedding anniversary, her heart gave out again, and she died as Woods held her in his arms. Miller — with her fiery red hair, bright smile and plans to help others — died at age 26 of cardiac arrest brought on by a decade of binge-eating and purging.
August 26, 2011
With the recent changes to the state law directed toward the sharing of the road with bicycles I have seen a dramatic increase in bicyclists behaving unsafely. The traffic laws apply to everyone on the road. Obeying stop signs, traffic signals and driving on the right side of the road only seems to apply when the bicyclists feel like it. The three-feet rule is for both the motorist and bicyclist. When traffic is stopped (for a light), why doesn't the bicyclist stop when there is not three feet of room around the traffic?
October 13, 2010
I am sure I will take some flack for this. But here goes anyhow. Our elected leaders are mostly talk and no action. Why? Because they know we as a country are short of the cash it takes to get things done. Remember it is always the money. The rest of us are just whining, and hoping somebody else will fix the problems. So here's an idea. Add a $1 tax to all the gasoline sold in this country for one year. Let the individual states collect it, keep half, and send the rest to the federal government.
August 2, 2012
Michael Phelps' phone rang as he headed to the Olympic pool here on Wednesday. "Michael?" he heard. "Please hold for the president of the United States. " "OK!" Phelps said. President Obama wanted to tell him that everyone back home was proud of him becoming the world's most decorated Olympian after he won his 19th medal Tuesday night. Then, the two very busy men said their goodbyes, but not before Obama had one final thing to say. "He finished by saying, 'Make sure you tell your mom I said hi,'" Phelps said.
November 11, 2011
On Oct. 27, the Harford County Department of Community Services, Office of Drug Control Policy, Juvenile Drug Court and Shoes 2 Share presented a used and new shoe drive. Nearly 3,000 pairs of shoes were collected thanks to an overwhelming response from the community. The one-day shoe drive was extended due to the "generosity from county residents, employees and businesses" which "surpassed my expectations," Jenn Hannibal, assistant coordinator of the Juvenile Drug Court, said.
May 17, 2012
It is amazing how the Under Armour line of apparel has caught on with the school kids. I had a chance to attend grandfather's day recently and stood in the back of the room watching the kids sitting on the floor and singing. Initially, I thought all of the kids were in uniform, but when I looked more closely I was surprised to see that all the shirts bore the Under Armour logo. Also, at a recent soccer game many of the players' fathers also wore shirts with the Under Amour logo.