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Mom3SP March 10, 2014 at 11:35 PM
Isn't it lonely, shouting into this void that the SPPatch has become? Anyway, nothing happenedRead Moreat the school itself, apparently, but a crash occurred nearby. Below is what WNAV said on their facebook page earlier today. Perhaps they will have an update in the morning news tomorrow. First responders on scene of 2 crashes: Ritchie & Hammon Lane, Benefield and Holland Road, both with entrapment.
Jennifer Jamison March 17, 2014 at 08:39 AM
I agree-miss the old Patch.
john March 21, 2014 at 06:38 AM
+1
LAKE ELSINORE RESIDENT February 03, 2014 at 08:49 AM
LAKE ELSINORE RESIDENT People all over the Patch are forwarding this guys post to the IRS, like me Read Morethey must believe this is the guys job and is he reporting taxes? Do a Web search please consider helping and more On some of his post he talks about getting a $4,000.oo donation from one person He also changes his name on his post frequently... If you suspect something is a scam contact the FBI and ask them?
Thanks December 15, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Wussified parents who can't say NO have created a D.D.D. relationship w/ their children.Read More"Disci pline Deficit Disorder". --- Dave Ramsey, financial guru. An example of an enabling affluent parent: the teenager who got nailed in Massachusetts for picking up her drunk friend at a drinking party indeed should have been kicked off the HS volleyball team. Yes, she was doing a good deed, and she should stand by that intention. But, it was wrong to be at the party. Period. No tolerance policy for varsity membership means she is not exempt. Drunk-friend should have called her own mother, or Volleyball Captain should have called her own mom or called the drunk-friend's mom. Too many kids skip doing the right thing by not alerting the parents or the authorities because of the threat of being perceived as a snitch or facilitating another's due meeting with deserved punishment. I think there are parents in SP keen on avoiding consequences out of a sense of entitlement to a gilded future. Is it rampant here? I don't think so. Does that happen here? Yes, I've seen some Patch reporting about SP examples.
Edie McGee December 16, 2013 at 08:23 AM
Zero tolerance policies are generally a bad idea, though. They exempt administrators from actually Read Morehaving to think. Sure, you can get accusations of favoritism and abuse of discretion. However, one of the canons of statutory interpretation in the law is that you want to avoid any interpretation that yields a nonsensical outcome. It makes no sense at all to punish socially useful behavior, which would include acting as a designated driver. So ... I STRONGLY disagree about the Massachusetts case. We want to ENCOURAGE social responsibility among our kids. Yes, it would have been better if she could have contacted her parents, and it's too bad that their relationship was such that it wasn't possible for her.
Mom3SP December 16, 2013 at 05:59 PM
Edie, I think you have a very good argument, but the fact is that the no-tolerance policy was inRead Morepla ce when the young woman signed up for the team. She could have withdrawn from the team at any point because she couldn't agree to the consequences should arguably extenuating circumstances arose, or she could have considered the consequences when deciding how best to help her friend, which one way or another, she needed to do either knowingly risking her team spot or endeavoring to get the friend help without the risk. Either way, making the sacrifice, if that's what was needed or best done in order to help the friend, was a noble act the parent could have supported rather than lobbying to overturn the consequences. HOWEVER-- after accepting the consequences, she might have worked to change the system for others, or her own future membership--which I hope she is doing now-- so that future such dilemmas are made easier or the moral burden shared, as you suggest, with the administrators.
Elizabeth Janney (Editor) November 29, 2013 at 12:16 AM
Thanks, David! We published this, which includes the hours.Read Morehttp://severnapark.patch.com/groups/poli tics-and-elections/p/libraries-begin-extended-hours-in-2014-severnapark
ER November 23, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Great Article AND I have to say Aint it the Truth!!! I have finally read a artictle that puts this Read Moreso called leader in perspective. I wont follow this leader like a lemminglike the other 47 percentile idiots. Oh and b-t-w, Omalley you just much as a looser.
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