An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 25, 2007

Evening Snack

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:47

Exceptions aside, Cameron Park safety record is strong

Officials say rape and other violent crimes are rare in Cameron Park. When a Baylor student was sexually assaulted while jogging in the park in August 2003, park rangers said it was the first stranger-on-stranger rape case they knew of in at least 20 years. In the past three years, there have been two other sexual assault cases in the park, but both involved individuals who drove their victims into the park from somewhere else, police said.

When I was 16, I came back here (Waco) to visit family friends. I went to Cameron Park to basically waste time. While I was there, I got flashed. At that age, I thought it was rather amusing. I found out later that was not a smart place to go if you’re a young girl by yourself. That was many years ago. Sad to think, even though they claim it’s rare, nothing has really changed.

Arizona Principal Hesitates to Excuse Absences of GI’s Kids

She plans to take their children out of school for a week to spend time with their Army dad.

But when she asked for makeup work they could do at home, she initially was told they’d receive zeros if they didn’t go to class.

The head of the charter school they attend declared the absences inexcusable and told the Arizona Daily Star that Rios’ children would not be allowed to make up missed assignments. It now seems the principal is reconsidering.

Of course he’s reconsidering, after the entire country knows the principle is a horse’s a$$!

Ex-Prosecutor Says He Faced Partisan Questions Before Firing

John McKay of Washington state, who had decided two years earlier not to bring voter fraud charges that could have undermined a Democratic victory in a closely fought gubernatorial race, said White House counsel Harriet Miers and her deputy, William Kelley, “asked me why Republicans in the state of Washington would be angry with me.”

That’s partisan? No, I think that’s a legitimate legal question. Perhaps they would be angry because the Dems have a tendency to cheat? And maybe they were angry because he didn’t do diddly to correct the problem? Gee, I dunno, what do you think? Do you think voter fraud should be prosecuted? No matter which party is the perpetrators? I sure do! Dems, Repubs, doesn’t matter, if there’s fraud, then there should be prosecution!

Multitaskers, beware

Several research reports, both recently published and not yet published, provide evidence of the limits of multitasking. The findings, according to neuroscientists, psychologists and management professors, suggest that many people would be wise to curb their multitasking behavior when working in an office, studying or driving a car.

And here I am, still trying to learn to walk and chew gum at the same time. I’m impressed! šŸ™‚ Ok, serious problem. People who think they can put on make up, read a book, talk on a phone, and drive at the same time really chap my hide!

Grisly details end search plans for A&M student

Thomas, who called on local media to give the Stewart family privacy, said Timothy Wayne Shepherd burned Stewart’s body in two barbecue grills on his patio at his apartment in the 17700 block of Red Oak in northwest Harris County.

That is one seriously sick SOB.


1 Comment »

  1. You notice they said “stranger rape” is rare. I wonder what the statistics are on acquaintance rape? If that is high, then just because the victim knew her rapist does not make the park safe.

    Comment by rosettaresearch — March 25, 2007 @ 10:31

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