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A New Jersey bill would require schoolchildren to be taught cursive handwriting

A New Jersey bill would require schoolchildren to be taught cursive handwriting

Should children be required to learn cursive? A New Jersey legislator says so. Assemblywoman Angela McKnight has introduced a bill that would require elementary schools to teach kids how to read and write in the graceful, flowing loops taught to previous generations as a matter of course. You remember cursive handwriting. It’s what we use…MORE

NFL Sunday is back. Here’s how to watch your teams play

NFL Sunday is back. Here’s how to watch your teams play

It’s NFL Sunday! You know what that means — tackles, touchdowns and timeouts (to grab another bag of Takis). It’s already been a busy season, marked by fires, suspensions, controversies and, of course, game-winning plays. Week 14 brings 14 new Sunday match ups. Here’s how to watch them: Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons Watch: 1…MORE

The Pensacola gunman bought his weapon legally, sources say

The Pensacola gunman bought his weapon legally, sources say

The Saudi officer legally bought the gun he used to kill three sailors at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, according to two law enforcement sources. One source said Mohammed Alshamrani purchased the weapon from a gun store earlier this year. He obtained a hunting license, which allows a non-immigrant on a non-immigrant visa to…MORE

A Houston police officer dies after being shot in the line of duty

A Houston police officer dies after being shot in the line of duty

A Houston police officer has died after being shot in the line of duty, police said. Sgt. Chris Brewster, 32, was shot and killed while responding to a call with a team Saturday, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said. “I’ve lost a sergeant, we’ve lost a friend,” Acevedo said. Brewster graduated from the academy in…MORE

You can now go skiing in a New Jersey mall

You can now go skiing in a New Jersey mall

What has 5,500 tons of snow, a 160-foot vertical drop, and 28-degree weather year round? Suburban New Jersey, thanks to North America’s first indoor ski and snowboard park. The winter sports center, Big Snow American Dream, opened its doors on Thursday to four Olympic gold medalists and a skier dressed as Santa Claus. The park…MORE

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When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…