Monthly Archives: August 2012

A sobering report on value of autism treatment studies

By all accounts the rate of the diagnosis of autism has risen dramatically over the years. According to the National Institutes of Health, experts estimate that 1 out of 88 children age 8 will have an Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD). … Continue reading

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When it came to Joseph Taylor, the world dropped the ball

The story over the weekend that shocked me the most at least to me has become a little less muddy and I am going to play cop here… The state police in Delaware are continuing to investigate the death of … Continue reading

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Empire State Building shooting brings back the gun control argument

So once again we are dealing with a shooting in a public place – this time New York City near the Empire State Building. A gunman – a person laid off from his job a year ago – takes to … Continue reading

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Free speech, store signs and nasty T-shirts in Wildwood

Call this a post about free speech in West Chester, Wildwood and even Russia. From CNN.com: “Three members of Russian female punk rock band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in prison Friday after they were found guilty of … Continue reading

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Sorry, you’re autistic so you aren’t getting that heart transplant…

Ssshhh. I will let you in on a secret. On Sunday the Daily Local News will present a special section examining the topic of autism. It’s something we’ve been working on for a couple of months. There’s no breaking news, … Continue reading

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Getting worked up about chalk in the streets?

To me, this one is a head scratcher. And I really try and understand peoples’ logic when they make decisions… Up in Bucks County, police cited an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old last week for drawing a whale and sea … Continue reading

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There will never be another Rosalie Clark … and we were lucky to know her

As we all know, death doesn’t know about the calendar. When you least expect it, a loved one is taken from you leaving you shocked, mystified, angry. Take Andy Reid. His son Garrett, with a history of substance issues, died … Continue reading

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Andy Reid burying a child … how about cutting the guy a break?

Anyone who has a husband, wife, son, daughter, uncle, aunt or cousin – or a friend who has suffered with the demons of addiction – can certainly understand a little about what Eagles Coach Andy Reid has gone through lately. … Continue reading

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Taking a brief vacation in the end was no gamble

OK, so I admit to taking a few days off this week.  It’s hard to find the time to take the time off. Sounds odd, eh? And going for a full week to the Jersey shore just wasn’t in the … Continue reading

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We’re worried about the political views of chicken sandwiches and waffle fries…really?

So from what I can tell, the big Chick-fil-A fight is over freedom of speech and freedom of thoughts. But the problem is I’m lost on this whole matter. To recap: Chick-fil-A company’s president, Dan Cathy, claimed it was “guilty … Continue reading

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