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Winter. Dead. (Patch photo by Todd Richissin, who danced on the grave.)
sonia stewart March 21, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Old man Winter is a state on mind and it may be on everyone's mind next Tuesday.
Fran Asbeck March 24, 2014 at 06:31 am
The paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of winter's demise are premature.
pam johnson March 24, 2014 at 08:53 am
This Global Warming is killing me !!!!!
Veteran White House journalist Helen Thomas, (front) waits prior to the White House daily briefing at the White House briefing room November 12, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Jay Levy July 21, 2013 at 02:56 pm
Although I never met her, Helen was a colleague of mine since I too worked at UPI. What is neededRead More today more than ever in the US news media is journalists with the cojones that Helen had. Instead of a bunch of mealy mouth toadies who infest government briefings and press conferences, and claim to represent the free press,Helen actually challenged the powers that be.
Carol Van Dam Falk July 22, 2013 at 10:58 am
I worked with Helen for a few years covering the White House for UPI Radio Network. Although HelenRead More was not known for her prose, she always asked some of the toughest questions of POTUS, no matter the fallout. Yes, she was a trailblazer for women in journalism, especially for women who were striving to cover the top political beats, and who deserved to be there, but were often overlooked at the time. Helen was the official timekeeper of 30 minute White House news briefings, and once during the Ronald Reagan years when the President was asked a particularly tough question, he looked down at Helen and said, "ah Helen, er, uh, the time?... and Helen responded, "you have five more minutes." God bless Helen Thomas. Carol Van Dam
Wendy Leibowitz July 30, 2013 at 11:42 am
I don't understand how telling a president he has five minutes is any kind of achievement. I don'tRead More recall Helen Thomas ever writing a memorable word or breaking a story. She sat in a comfy room and asked questions--is this what a champion of the free press does? I'm a feminist, and I'll give her credit for being the first woman to sit in that room, but I hope that women today to do more than sit around.
Jeff Norfleet June 5, 2013 at 04:23 pm
What's up Ryan. This is Jeff Norfleet. I worked your brother a while back. He was a very cool guy.Read More My former coworker just informed me about your brother. My heart goes out to the family as well as u. I will try to make the services. Again I'm so sorry for the lost of u n your love one.
Majorie Alice Blahous June 6, 2013 at 11:55 pm
Alice Blahous Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I am the mother of Chuck Blahous. We can'tRead More even imagine the grief you are going through. We hope that the police are doing a thorough investigation. Again, we extend our condolences.
Marjorie Alice Blahous June 6, 2013 at 11:56 pm
Alice Blahous Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I am the mother of Chuck Blahous. We can'tRead More even imagine the grief you are going through. We hope that the police are doing a thorough investigation. Again, we extend our condolences.
Richard Rice April 26, 2013 at 05:24 pm
My condolences to the family. There are too few warriors of his caliber left in thisRead More county. Though I never knew him personally, from what I read he was a person of great integrity and honor and will be greatly missed!
Jane Dowe November 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm
I'm so sorry that this had to happen. I wish no parent this type of tragedy. But the reality isRead More this. Many of those high school students cross that street in the morning and afternoon, especially for lunch. I have observed many of them spitting and kicking cars, even when they are at a stand still. Hundreds of them cross when they feel like it to get lunch from Mikey D's or Burger King. They have been seen throwing their garbage at people, on the streets and at cars. They hardly ever follow the crossing signals or utilize the crosswalks. Alot of these parents think their kids are "angels", but step outside and observe what their real behaviors cause other people. Speaking as a driver, these kids have no regards for their own lives or the lives of others.
Frank McCants November 7, 2012 at 02:51 pm
That's a bit heavy. I do agree that there is zero need for improved safety measures since she wasRead More crossing at a redlight, but you don't need to lump her in with a group that hurls trash at cars.
AlleyCat November 8, 2012 at 06:50 pm
This is a very sad situation for all involved. Think of the guilt that the driver is going to haveRead More to live with although it sounds as if they didn't do anything wrong. Luther Reynolds of the Montgomery County Police Department was quoted in the article saying "We all need to model this behavior as adults". This is so true. I live in the Gaithersburg area and way too often I see families(where the adults along with their children) are walking in the middle of the street (even in places where there is a sidewalk), crossing anywhere they please (not in crosswalks), and stepping in front of moving cars (knowing that technically pedestrians have the right of way). I am not saying that this young girl was at fault, but I see a whole new generation of children who are learning from their parents this reckless behavior and I have to agree with Officer Reynolds when he says that we have to lead by example. I am saddened by this tragedy, especially having daughters of my own. I can't imagine what the family is going through. Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a tragedy like this to make people change their ways. My prayers go out to the family and friends of Christina. To all, please use this as a learning experience for your children and yourselves, so that at least something good may come of something so horrific.
Agnes Davis August 27, 2012 at 03:17 pm
As a fellow buckeye, I have very fond memories visiting the Neil Armstrong museum in Ohio.Read More Recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about our greatest astronaut. God bless you and your family. Agnes
Richard Rice August 27, 2012 at 03:37 pm
I remember Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon when I was younger and find that his lifeRead More was an inspiration and blessing to this great nation of ours! Rest in Peace Neil and may your Creator's peace be with you for Eternity!!!
Carol B August 27, 2012 at 10:55 pm
It's funny how people's ages in your mind are so different from what they actually are. Mr.Read More Armstrong was only ten years younger than my parents--and when he walked on the moon, I was a little girl. But he was the Luke Skywalker of my generation, and to me, he was much closer to my age. I am saddened by his loss, and will never forget the thrill of his moon walk. I even wrote a poem about it at that time. He was a "hero" in the best sense of the word--not a carousing, drunken, drugged-up jerk, but a true and modest man who in his own eyes was "just doing his job"--making exciting, unforgettable history for the rest of us. I'm so glad he lived to see Curiosity get to Mars--and I hope he gets the best telescope in heaven, from which to watch its progress!
Brigitta Mullican August 10, 2012 at 12:53 am
Ellie was a wonderful person. I got to know her when Doug first ran for City Council. It was theRead More first time I got involved in City politics. Twinbrook was never the same once all the 13 Duncan children grew up and moved out. May Ellie Duncan rest in peace. My condolences goes to the entire family. God bless them all.
sarah issa August 10, 2012 at 02:32 am
Brigitta Mullican August 20, 2012 at 02:03 pm
St. Mary's Catholic Church had a beautiful Mass for Mrs. Eleanor Duncan and the reception atRead More Normandie Farm was very accommodating. Mrs. Duncan has left this world a great legacy. May she rest in peace.
Kwame M Joseph July 24, 2012 at 04:47 am
I love all things science, anything related to space and that's just the tip of the iceberg....I'm aRead More sucker for fascination.
James McDonough July 24, 2012 at 01:15 pm
I was a Navy Lieutenant on an aircraft carrier in '83 when Challenger flew. I was at theRead More Philadelphia Naval Yard in Jan '86 when it blew-up on launching. Gee I feel old!
Sean R. Sedam July 24, 2012 at 05:45 pm
I was just finishing kindergarten at Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary when Sally Ride made history.
John J. Dyer July 24, 2012 at 07:55 pm
Scott, I John Dyer (Jack), brother of Randy and Danny, son of Joseph E Dyer and cousen of your Dad.Read More Have many memories of visiting Dr Bob when we were young and remember your Mom Sally very well. Sorry for your loss. Sorry we couldn't have been there as we now live in Sarasota, Florida. Jack