Comments by irene58
Posted on December 27 at 11:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The only inaccuracy is that guns don't kill people. There needs to be a mind holding the gun that pulls the trigger. Unfortunately, pure evil exists in this world - we've seen that time and time again, over centuries.
Timothy McVeigh killed a lot of people, adults and children, without ever using a firearm.
Posted on December 19 at 6:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Women's lib - now there's a spin I haven't yet heard.
Posted on December 5 at 3:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)
So, which is it - grand larceny or a misdemeanor? Should have named the company and published the amount of the bad check(s).
Posted on November 29 at 7:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Why after the chase, would they release her at all? It's hard to be sympathetic here. She ran a deputy into a ditch, drove recklessly through at least 3 counties, and stopped only when forced off the road herself.
When will judges learn?
Posted on November 26 at 4:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)
How is it these young guys get involved with these shady adults.....what's the connection here?
Posted on November 10 at 7:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)
2 weeks is a long time to wait before sharing information with the public. Lots of time lost...
NEPC seems to have some security issues. Hope they do something to fix that, instead of worrying about this type of thing "getting out". It's a shame it didn't "get out" sooner. Withholding the escape - that should be some sort of crime, honestly.
Posted on November 9 at 4:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)
35 years ago, in my Kindergarten class of 35, at least half of us could read before we set foot in school. We certainly knew the alphabet, we certainly knew colors, and we could count anywhere from 10 to 100. We knew our addresses and phone numbers. Today's crop of kindergartners are fortunate if they know their colors before they enter school.
Often, one teacher dealt with us in groups depending on learning level. Thus, there might have been 8 or 10 of us who were ahead as far as what we needed to know. I don't have a problem expecting more - sometimes you expect more, you get more. I do have a problem with why we're expecting more.
And, yes - we had homework back them. Perhaps not in K, but certainly from first grade on, when we were learning math, spelling, grammer, and how to read (if we didn't already know how). Repetition is how we learned, so we had stuff to do every night.
We also had a yearly test - that dreaded Iowa Test of Basic Skills. And, despite all that, we survived.
What we didn't have, at least in elementary school was chorus, sports, dance, instrumental music lessons. We spent our time learning what would give us a good foundation, so when those "extras" came into play, they wouldn't interfere with what we needed to know. We didn't take a foreign language until 9th grade. My son took 5 years of Spanish, and can't speak a word. I'll wager I remember more from my one year of Spanish than he does from the 5 he took. (and he scored in the top 5% in the country on his "final".)
We need to turn the clocks back a few decades and start doing what we were doing then, because it worked. We need a longer school day and a longer school year, and certainly a lot less testing. Having said all that, you can't blame it entirely on the educational system. Learning starts at home.
Posted on November 4 at 9:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Sometime, I'd like to see a breakdown of what is actually recouped.....
Posted on October 8 at 10:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Agree - tried to read "We Recommend" - a day old article. Was already logged in, so I'm supposed to pay an additional $2? Not happening.
From: We got a makeover
Posted on October 4 at 10:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)
How can a policy supersede Municipal Law?