Friday, July 25 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:20:00 GMT
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat stature. This kitten has moves you would expectMore >>
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat statue.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:42 GMT
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday. Jenna Montgomery and Jess Taylor both pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery and assault charges. MontgomeryMore >>
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday.More >>
This week special attention is being focused on bullying. The hope is that by encouraging open and honest discussion in our schools and families, we can begin to understand just how prevalent bullying has become.
I saw a statistic that about 80 percent of teenage girls will be on one side or the other of bullying during those sensitive, emotional years. That is a big number, but here is an undocumented truth: Bullying has always existed.
The difference today is that the onset of social media presents perfect anonymity to the bullies. It also exponentially increases the speed and reach of the inflammatory and often humiliating comments since it only takes a click of the mouse to engage dozens or hundreds of fellow teens.
In previous generations, bullies had to accept the risk of personal contact with their target. This was a self-limiting factor. Now, kids can savage others in unbelievably cruel ways from the relative safety of a bedroom or den and on a variety of websites and devices.
Parents must understand that even their little angel may indeed be a cyber bully. Peer pressure to gang up on targets is tremendous. So mom and dad, get your child's passwords for every social media application he or she uses. Make them show you what they say and who they are saying it to. If this makes you uncomfortable imagine how it must feel to the innocent child to whom the comments are directed!
Thursday, July 17 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:18:19 GMT
This week the LPGA stars are in town! The Marathon Classic began on Thursday. Over the years this tournament has generated millions of dollars for local charities. In addition, it provides northwestMore >>
This week the LPGA stars are in town! The Marathon Classic began on Thursday.
Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:39:49 GMT
Downtown food trucks are getting a lot of attention. The question of fundamental fairness has been raised by the owners of the brick and mortar establishments, whose investments and permanence far exceed that borne byMore >>
Downtown food trucks are getting a lot of attention. The question of fundamental fairness has been raised by the owners of the brick and mortar establishments, whose investments and permanence far exceed that borne by food truck owners.More >>
Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-06-25 21:51:49 GMT
We do not take any joy or satisfaction in seeing The Blade's workforce continue to dwindle; the cost to our city is too high to seek any silver lining.More >>
Just when Downtown, through investments by ProMedica and the efforts of areas such as the Warehouse District, is starting to grow and thrive, the loss of 131 Blade jobs is a setback for Downtown, the city and our region.More >>
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