Archive for November 17th, 2010

Scenes from Around the Town Nov. 18.

 
 

Bits & Pieces for Nov. 18

• Last week’s editorial in ChaddsFordLive.com, “The Flat Earth of American Politics,” went national. It was picked up by the Future of Freedom Foundation and the link to the editorial was included in the foundation’s daily update to its 6,500 subscribers. The foundation also includes links for articles, editorials, op-ed pieces and essays from The New York Times, ...

 

School board, residents bristle over transportation survey

Residents made a plea to keep school transportation in-house while Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board members disputed the validity of a study request to evaluate efficiency of in-house school busing. U-CF board members voted 7-2, Nov. 15, to fund a $15,000 study to evaluate the efficiency of the district’s transportation department. The vote came despite a ...

 

Copping a feel for authority

How about having your private parts poked and groped or, perhaps, being photographed virtually nude is preferable. If you’re an airline traveler you may already know the drill, maybe even first hand. Airline travelers are faced with a choice, either get a dose of heavy radiation from a backscatter X-ray machine that will render an almost nude photograph or get a ...

 

Police log for Nov. 18

• A volunteer firefighter, with a degree in chemical engineering, was killed in an explosion of homemade rocket fuel. James McGovern, 22, of Kennett Township was a firefighter with Longwood Fire Co. and a May graduate of the University of Delaware. He was killed in the explosion at his home on East Hillendale Road in Kennett Township about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. ...

 

Dead leaves, black gold, and a dollop of lasagna

If you are throwing away leaves, you might as well be throwing away money. Shredded leaf mulch is the best way to retain moisture, prevent evaporation, and enrich your soil. This year, instead of throwing away your leaves and then having to buy compost and mulch next year, let them turn your soil into black gold. People treat dead leaves like toxic waste, removing ...

 

Mind Matters:Suicide risk factors

“Why do people consider suicide?” Not an easy topic to address, but Norman Weissberg, Ph.D., a psychologist from New York did so recently to a group of psychotherapists. What he called the “flip” answer he gave first: because these people are experiencing intolerable psychological pain. “It hurt too much to live,” noted one survivor of an attempt. And, further, the ...