A former substitute teacher at an southeastern Connecticut high school has been arrested after a state police investigation into reports of a “fight club” in a classroom and police said he encouraged the fighting. Former Montville High School substitute Ryan Fish has been charged with two counts of risk of injury to a child, four counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and breach of peace. Outside court Thursday, the 23-year-old from Bozrah maintained that he didn’t facilitate the fights and said he didn't know they were about to happen before they started. "I didn't necessarily let them do it. I just wasn't aware of what to do. I didn't know how to handle the situation," Fish said. Police Probe 'Horrific' Death of Teenage Boy Trapped in Van State police launched the investigation on Dec. 14 after a Department of Children and Families social worker contacted them about a 15-year-old boy having symptoms of being traumatized, He told the social worker that … [Read more...] about Substitute Teacher Ran ‘Fight Club’ at Conn. School: Police
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When Myrna Maysonet looks out the window of her fifth-story office adjacent to Lake Eola, she is reminded of her good fortune.And how it is not enough.The moment that Maysonet sees a person unsure when her next meal will be, she realizes she can do more. Maysonet connects with those bedraggled people on the other side of the crystal-clear glass, because her family sometimes did not have enough money for food after they left Puerto Rico in the mid-1980s.“I see potential,’’ Maysonet said. “I wonder, ‘What is that person’s story?’’’The Insurance Office of America Corporate 5k on Thursday night in downtown Orlando promotes fitness and camaraderie among the roughly 16,700 runners and walkers representing 651 corporate teams. For Maysonet, the incentive is bigger — to help assist those less fortunate through the race’s 100 Meal Team Challenge.The overall goal is to provide 100,000 meals — equal to 150,000 pounds of food … [Read more...] about Going hungry puts purpose behind IOA Corporate 5k participant’s step
It looked like a penis, only smaller. Oh, and with claws on the sides. We were inspecting the carcass of a woolly lemur, which was laid out on a dissecting table at a research station in Madagascar. A goshawk had killed it the day before and stripped it to the bone from the waist up. Now a biologist was going over the carcass with the unsqueamish enthusiasm of a Girl Scout crossed with a dental technician. She reached into the fur and delicately drew out the penis. It was almost like a human's in shape, except for the two claws about a third of the way from the tip. When she tapped them with her dissecting tool, they made a hard, clicking sound. "Like cat claws," she remarked, and a shudder passed through the room. It was a weird little moment. But here's fair warning: It gets much weirder. The animal world is full of genitalia that strike even biologists as too bizarre to have evolved solely for the relatively straightforward business of … [Read more...] about Sex Secrets of Real Animals
Jay Liesener grew up with a love for surfing. When he was seven, he rode his first waves at Waikiki Beach in Hawaii, an experience "that started the love affair,” he says. But a decade later, Liesener suffered a trampoline accident that crushed the fourth and fifth vertebrae in his spine, paralyzing him from the waist down and confining him to a wheelchair. The accident sidelined his life on the waves—but it didn't end it altogether. After conquering an adapted form of surfing later in life, he found his way back on the water despite that devastating spinal injury. However, Liesener, now 45, has to finally hang up his wetsuit. “It is with great sadness that Jay has very recently announced that this is likely his last season for surfing,” wrote Brad Dennehy, a friend who started a YouCaring page to fund one last surf adventure for Liesener. “He has been struggling with chronic health problems related to his injury for the past decade and they have taken … [Read more...] about This Paralyzed Surfer Is Ending His Career With an Epic Adventure
(Natural News) For years Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, has been warning Americans that many of the nation’s public sector pensions are underfunded by hundreds of billions of dollars and are on a course to collapse.In 2013, Adams warned police officers, firefighters, teachers and others who work for government entities that unless funding mechanisms and payout schedules changed, their pensions would be gone in a few years. Referencing the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy, Adams wrote of the larger problem in municipalities all over America: Across the country, city governments have all spent the pension funds instead of saving them. Almost no large city has the funds necessary to pay its obligations to retirees. Pension financial planning strategies are tragic nightmares of broken promises, dishonest politicians and delusional workers (who still somehow believe they’re going to get paid).A year-and-a-half later, in December 2014, Adams … [Read more...] about Several states set to collapse under crushing weight of bankrupt pensions: Will Illinois become the first?