Friday, January 4, 2013
People can send supportive messages to families in Newtown, CT, through SnowflakesForNewtown.com.
The owners of Sykesville-based KneeBouncers.com have created a website for people to send positive thoughts and messages of hope to the families in Newtown, CT, who were affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. Owner Punch Robinson said both he and his partner Kurt Dommermuth grew up within 15 miles of Sandy Hook Elementary. "I know about a dozen parents of kids that either went to the school or were there that day. None, thank god, were harmed," Robinson said. Sandy Hook Elementary students returned to class yesterday in a different building. Their new school was decorated with snowflakes sent from children around the world. In fact, Robinson said they received so many snowflakes that the PTA had to ask that no more be sent. …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Snowflake creators from throughout the country say they want to join the effort.
- Jay Corn
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
People across the country have had the families of Newtown, Conn. in their minds for the past couple of weeks - and, during Christmas, they're in our thoughts more than ever as so many families don't have all their loved ones by their side anymore, due to the recent tragedy. How can you help? The Sandy Hook Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) recently announced that Sandy Hook students will be relocating to another building to continue school in January. To brighten the students' first day, the PTA is asking for handmade snowflakes from well-wishers across the country, to hang in their new building. "Please help these students have a 'winter wonderland' at their new school! Get creative. No two snowflakes are alike," they said. Snowflakes …
Friday, December 21, 2012
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," the NRA's Wayne LaPierre said.
In Friday morning press conference in Washington DC, the National Rifle Association (NRA) broke its weeklong silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people at a school in Newtown, CT and called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." "We care about our president, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents," LaPierre said. "Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by Capitol Police officers. Yet, when it comes to our most beloved, innocent, and vulnerable members of the American …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
It's your turn to share your thoughts on the media's coverage of the nation's latest mass shooting.
In the immediate aftermath of the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, CT some people thought the news media coverage of the event was overkill, if not completely invasive. There was criticism of cable TV networks for interviewing kids coming out of the school following the massacre, and incorrect information was reported in the hours immediately following the news breaking. But others argue that it’s the job of the news media to be aggressive in telling these stories, and that the misinformation was only the results of erroneous information provide by officials. How would you rate the media coverage of the of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings? Tell us in comments.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Well-wishers worldwide send thoughts, prayers and other support to Newtown.
The Newtown, CT, shootings have sparked an outpouring of support from across the country and the world. In New Hampshire, a student created a makeshift candlelight memorial for the victims. On Long Island, a neighborhood turned off its holiday lights in the wake of the shooting that killed 26 people, including 20 school kids, at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. A blogger from Atlanta wrote a riveting Christmas poem in which he asked Santa to "take my presents and change them into hugs. And throw them down their chimneys with all your Christmas love." More than 1,000 Facebook users have shared Brandon Kelley's post. As of Sunday, more than 1,400 Patch users have posted this four-word comment—"I want to help"—on an article created for…