Very excited for these kids. My unit was chosen to do re-enactment jumps in '88 and '89, where we jumped into Normandy and stayed in St. Mere Eglise, staging out of there for various parades and such. St. Mere Eglise is considered the 2nd home of the 82nd Ariborne. These kids are going to get to see history up close and personal, this will be a trip they will never forget. The hero's they will get to meet and talk to and hear first hand of their experiences will be somthing that will stay with them forever. I commend whoever put this trip together for these cadets. I look forward to a follow up story when they return.posted @ Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:32
@axlrose: Again, were you there?posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 17:42
@marty02: As am I, I know both kids involved and I am glad they are ok. I appreciate your coaching and glad you do what you do, I just think today we walk a thin line on protecting the kids, and then having to protect ourselves volunteering to work with them. Again, I will go with whatever the facts turn out to be, just glad everyone is ok. I don't have a perfect world, wish I did, but at the ballpark as you know, that is about the best world some of these kids have and I want to do as much as I can to assist them and help them in any way I can. It's not about hitting the ball.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 16:51
@axlrose: really, the team had ~13 palyers, parents, and coaches and now you say only 5 people have this information, REALLY? If I recall the entire team was on the field behind third base when this happened!posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 16:43
@davidxto: try that in court. Moral standpoint and getting sued in today's court system is two totally different things. Just the world we live in now, no one will react due to what they may face for doing so.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 16:37
@marty02: doubt it would happen, I coach my kid, what is your involvement other than a bleacher grandstander. And most of the kids on the other teams, I have coached them too and still cheer them on even if we ar playiin against them, they all are special to me and I want to see then succeed. Any background on coaching or just a Monday morning quarterback? I would love to know where you are pulling this great advice from.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 16:21
@baseball25: Yes I was there, and I think my comments reflect what my perspecitve is. Again, don't put everyone on this board in the same bucket, some of us actually speak to what we know and not what we read as second hand in the newspaper.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 16:16
@marty02: Sure, so as a coach what "can" you do, you can give all the verbal commands you want, (stop, don't, move away, etc..) you put your hands on a kid whether to restrain them from doing something stupid you had told them not to do, or just playing around dangerously, then yes, you are open to a lawsuit. Kids can be playing around and things get out of hand, the coaches are there to be coaches not babysitters, and the rules are pretty clear, you do not physically touch these kids in any agressive manner. We have had these issues, two kids decide to duke it out, try to break that up and one parent will swear the bruses their kid got was from you doing just that , breaking up the fight. It's sad but that's the world we live in today.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 16:05
@Ballgame: Just like the incident at Clydes's Armory before the other party had a chance to respond, please let all the facts come out before everyone on this board puts this on the coach. I have coached against this coach for years and found him to be only a very concerned and dedicated coach. Let the facts come as they will but please do not vilify someone when you are getting one side of the story only. If it comes out different than I expect, I will be the first one to jump on the band wagon but until then, if you coach you know the situtations that may come up, and yes, whether right or wrong if something happens to one of your kids your instinct is to help, assist, and apologize to the parents. They have trusted you with their kids and YOU are responsible. I would be very surprised if it turned out the coach instigated this, if it turns out differently, I will redact my comments. If it turns out he did not, how many of you will do the same?posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 15:04
Really, we have not dispatched this idiot yet. Talk about a waste of tax payer money.posted @ Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 17:30
And all this is why even though I think its not perfect our legal is better than most, although this jerk is making a mockery out of it and there should be a way to, as is popular nowdays, to issue an executive order and put this pest down and not pay for 20+ years of dealing with him.posted @ Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 15:00
Good job Lt, stay safe out there and thanks for doing what you do so well. This goes for all the officers out there, you are appreciated.posted @ Friday, December 21, 2012 - 11:53
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Yea good idea, So making guns illegal will take them off the street? We should make Heroin and Meth illegal too may be that will solve the drug problem.
Yes, and guns kill people like spoons make Rosie O'Donnell fat.....
This was a very sick individual and if harm was what he wanted to do he and he had no access to a firearm he would have found another way.
If you take responsible gun owners rights away, you will be doomed to ALOT more of this in the future, and when it happens, just tell the one doing it they are not supposed to have that gun, see how far that gets you.posted @ Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 13:27
I agree, the city/county pays for "extra' footage to have bike lanes built but yet the cyclist pay nothing for the adoption or upkeep of these lanes. Drivers pay the road tax, if you want to use the roads and have special lanes for your bikes, pay road tax like the rest of us. And you are correct, it maintains some responsibility, you should be able to call 911 and say a Dumba&& with bike tag ### just ran an light and caused an accident due to cars slamming on brakes as to not hit them.
How did I know by the title of the article the Senator would be Democrat before even reading the story. Entitlements have been buying votes for years and the last 4 years have been the worst. This advertisments comes no where near that.posted @ Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 16:52
1.7M, taxpayer money, hey don't cheat stupid and get fired if you do, really how hard is the math here??? Public schools, esp the Atlanta area, will be the demise of the Georgia education system and the kids that have no choice but to attend them. So I second snarkydude's comments, why are charter schools bad....maybe some don't want any accountability?posted @ Monday, October 1, 2012 - 16:30
@Jaki: My thoughts exactly. Parents drop the kids off at the gates and return after work to pick them up, the park is packed and the crowds "packs" of kids run amuck. I have taken my kids out of line and moved on do to the behavior of some of them.posted @ Friday, August 31, 2012 - 16:54
Can we just put a needle in this guys arm already and be done with it!posted @ Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 17:29
Just bits and bytes on here but I understand your point.posted @ Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 17:57
I agree, why doesn't the ABH post all "incidents" that happen in ACC in the blotter, maybe it would be to telling of the actual stats there? Pile it on for surrounding counties but let ACC off the hook, hmmmm...maybe it would be to long of a read.posted @ Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 14:17
@athenstransplant: There are plenty of gay folks on the far right as well (and many scandals surrounding them). Please provide details..posted @ Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 21:54
@Realist: By your avator I can tell, thanks for your service!posted @ Friday, July 13, 2012 - 22:52
@CLM1090: Agree, the DUI is always the fault of the law enforcement officer and the person actually driving drunk is just an innocent bystander doing nothing wrong, especially if your use to daddy bailing you out. Money talks and when it can't folks get pi$$ed.posted @ Friday, July 13, 2012 - 19:28
@Goatee: I totally agree that it has nothing to do with the Sheriff. You put most any govt worker behind a desk and something is bound to go wrong. Why any individual could have the power to release personal information on you to the entire public is crazy. As a govt official you have to file the paperwork, but after that you have some other numbskull that has the power to release it to the public. Expenditures are the least of most worries, but private information and bank accounts of county businesses is a serious matter. If you request that info, once you get it, if you release it out on the WWW, you better make sure you know what you are doing. By law and the FOIA they have to release it but that is only to the individual that requested it, what they do with it is their responsibility, and in this case it was not done with due proper scrutiny.posted @ Friday, July 13, 2012 - 19:03
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more