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Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick Angers Hamptons Neighbors With Hedge Blocking Views

Oct 15th 2012 10:15AM A 300 ft barn is not massive and, how can you farm without a barn? Doesn't sound like agricultural land to me, but more like neighbors who should have purchased land bordering a park!

Karen Perry Loses Three Kids, Ex-Husband and Now Home?

Feb 1st 2012 12:12PM I find it troubling that most of the comments by women are so nasty and unsupportive. You don't need to break an arm to know it hurts. I have seen posts more supportive of the most trivial matters, by comparison. And, men, save your divorce hate rhetoric for a post on that subject. What have we become that we are so cold about a woman who has lost so much. Is it because she wasn't poor? She and her ex probably paid enough taxes to support several welfare or SSI families.

Mom Says Son's Life Was Saved Because of Facebook

Jul 15th 2011 9:46PM Don't be so harsh. Young mothers are often accused of over reacting by exasperated medical staff and they don't often have the support of family nearby like past generations did. I think it is wonderful that he Facebook community could help.

Mom With Stage 4 Breast Cancer Denied Custody of Kids in Bitter Battle

May 11th 2011 7:24PM They were in a bitter custody battle. He doesn't care about the mother. I am 95% certain the father won't facilitate visitation. He is just happy to have to not pay child support.

Mom With Stage 4 Breast Cancer Denied Custody of Kids in Bitter Battle

May 11th 2011 7:12PM I blame the father. It said they had a bitter custody battle. If Mom has help, there is no reason why she cannot continue to raise her children. Did her husband leave her because she was sick? I think he wants control more than he wants the kids. If he were a kind man and cared about his kids, he would move to NC, help his wife and co parent until she passes. His children would love him for it. If he thinks taking them away will give them a normal childhood, guess again. They will hate him as teens.

Help! My Children's Mother Teaches Our Kids to Cheat and Lie

Feb 25th 2011 8:31PM He married her! Must of thought she was good enough at one time to have two kids with!

SmackDown: Would You Publicly Punish Your Child?

Feb 22nd 2011 4:39PM Every generation has had it critics, even yours, grandparent! Its too bad you have such little pride in your grandchildren. Spend more time with them. If you are worried about them being eaten by electronics and the media, take them on a trip. I would give anything to be able to spend time with my grandchildren on a regular basis. I am proud of all 16 of them!

SmackDown: Would You Publicly Punish Your Child?

Feb 22nd 2011 4:31PM Elaine:

If a child is 5 years below grade level, how do you expect them to show they care? How hard it must be for them to function. I believe that they care but are frustrated beyond their limits. They need help, not criticism. And, they need parents who are willing to help them and get them help. Don't leave it up to the school who can only help the lowest 5% or so.

SmackDown: Would You Publicly Punish Your Child?

Feb 22nd 2011 4:28PM THe parent is grandstanding and more worried about control than her son. If I was that frustrated with my child and I have been) , I would respectfully ask the child for his input on what the issues are. A teacher rule of thimb; If they say they can't, it means they won't. If they say they won't, it means they can't. Not 100% but take your child's input, then get them tested by your local children's hospital for learning disabilities. Sometimes a student has a disability that they have coped with but never had addressed, a disability that is not serious enough to make them eligible for Special ed, but impacts their learning as they move up in grade levels. Work with your child to find a solution, don't demand that they figure it out alone or risk humiliation.

New Guidelines Would Make School Lunches Healthier

Jan 18th 2011 12:11PM There are two main problems with school lunches. First, the portions are the same for Kindrgarteners as they are for 5th graders. Some 5th graders are already starting puberty and school lunchs just aren't filling enough. Second is the quality. I have seen rock hard not nearly ripe kiwis served at school and they all end up in the trash. If the fresh fruit is going to be green, then serve canned fruit packed in fruit juice. I have seen asian noodles so full of pepper the kids can't eat it and green chili so hot that only those raised eating it at home are able to get through it. Why not give the parents some input on what is served at school? Kids don't get the choices we are led to believe they get; only the first couple of grades into the luncroom get choices, everyone else gets whatever is left. Why don't we do the obvious; bring reccess back to school. One princpal banned my son's first grade teacher from givng kids a morning break, saying that 15minutes times 182 school days adds up to minutes lost on instruction. Lets hire school administrators who understand the needs of children. We complain that our kids just want to sit around playing video games but what do we model at school? Sitting! Get our kids involved in hands on curriculum and it will be easier to get them off the couch at home.


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