Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Minnesota School District Gets Bulletproof Whiteboards

MN School District Gets Bulletproof Whiteboards

A Minnesota school district where two students were killed in a 2003 shooting has unveiled a new device aimed at adding another layer of safety against future attacks: bulletproof whiteboards.
The Rocori (ruh-KOR'-ee) School District has acquired nearly 200 of the whiteboards. The manufacturer says they're stronger than police-issue bulletproof vests.
The idea behind the whiteboards is they can be used for lessons one minute, then quickly turned into shields by teachers and students in an emergency.
The maker, Hardwire LLC, says the whiteboards are already in schools in North Dakota and Maryland.
One security expert questioned how effective they would be. But Rocori officials say they are just a supplement to other security measures.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Doctor: Dead bomb suspect had wounds ‘head to toe’

Doctor: Dead bomb suspect had wounds ‘head to toe’

A doctor involved in treating the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died in a gunbattle with police says he had injuries head to toe and all limbs intact when he arrived at the hospital.
Dr. David Schoenfeld (SHOW'-en-feld) says 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) was unconscious and had so many penetrating wounds that it isn't clear which ones killed him. The doctor says a medical examiner will have to determine the cause of death.
Schoenfeld says the suspect was in cardiac arrest and lost a pulse as soon as he arrived at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center following a shootout with police in the Boston suburb of Watertown early Friday. Doctors tried numerous treatments for about 15 minutes before pronouncing him dead.
The doctor said "we did everything we could" to try to save his life.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Moms brawl at Easter egg hunt

Easter egg hunt turns violent as two mothers fight over their childrens' bid for chocolate treats
By Kerry Mcdermott

-A mother pushed a child to make way for her own in the race for Easter eggs during a hunt in Seattle
-The two mothers had to be separated four or five times after the fight broke out at Woodland Park Zoo.

 A scuffle broke out between the two youngsters' mothers - leaving one woman with a bloody nose. 

The Easter egg hunt at Woodland Park Zoo on Sunday afternoon turned sour after 'one woman reportedly pushed a child aside as her own child was scrambling toward some brightly colored eggs', a statement on the Seattle Police Department blotter said.
Officers say the two women had to be separated three or four times, according to a CBS Seattle report.
Only one mother was still there when police arrived. She said she did not wish to pursue charges against her attacker.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Obama Goes 2-22 on the Basketball Court

Obama goes 2-for-22 on basketball court
 By Emily Goodin - 04/01/13 12:17 PM ET @thehill 

 President Obama had a tough time on the White House's basketball court Monday, making just two of 22 shots.

"Oh man," he said at one point during the free throws. The court activity was one of many events at the annual Easter Egg Roll.
Nothing But Air

Obama was joined by several members of the Washington Wizards and a variety of children, who were at the White House for the annual event.

He took several throws, which missed.

"Come on. Come on. Did you see that?" he said about one that hit the rim.

He eventually handed the ball to a boy and asked for help. The kid made a layup

 "He couldn't make one. I had to help him out," said Kahron Campbell, 10, of Landover, Md., according to the White House pool report.

Obama moved closer to the net and made a basket.

The Hill Continues:

 The president also stopped by the basketball court, for his 2-for-22 performance.

White House press spokesman Jay Carney downplayed Obama's misses on the basketball court.
"The president doesn't get to practice probably as much he would like to," he said at the press briefing Monday afternoon, adding that "having done a few shots with him, he's pretty good."
Basketball is one of the president's favorite sports and he's coached his daughter's school teams.
When one reporter pointed out there was a court in Obama's backyard for the president to use, Carney replied: "These are busy times."

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