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June 16, 2014

Police are investigating an apparent domestic-related murder-suicide that occurred on Fox Maple Terrace June 15. Just after 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, police were dispatched to a residence in the 5700 block of Fox Maple Terrace to check the welfare of a subject. Upon arrival, police heard multiple gunshots. Police soon found bystanders attempting to aid Renotta I. Jernigan, 30, and her 2-year-old son, Seth Jernigan, who had both been shot.

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Baby steps get you there slowly but you still get there

Talking about me, in this column, is like scratching an itch – I just can’t help it. For me, it’s cathartic; helps me relate to you with my nonsense or offer what I think are important issues that are needed to be discussed.


The phone kept ringing

I had a first-time experience today, when I attempted to call 9-1-1 for a member of our church. I dialed 9-1-1; the phone rang about 15+ times; I hung up; I called the non-emergency line.


Age is just a number

There is often a common theme in my articles and that is that age is just a number. I was thinking about the article for this month and, once again, how I was going to convey this message. I was thinking about what the indicators were that triggered someone to think someone is “old.”


This “ghost” is full of fire

Just as spring fever was at its peak this growing season, when I mentioned to our son, who likes to grow hot peppers on the deck of his DC home, that I have purchased one called Ghost Pepper, basically because I liked the looks of the plant, his immediate response was that in case I didn’t know, it is the hottest pepper on earth.


The challenge of icing ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease and Charcot disease is a degenerative and progressive disease of the nerve and muscle systems. It was first described by Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, a French neurologist and professor of anatomical pathology in 1869.


Max gets a truce

Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. We have a bit of good news to report here at the Dogpound, our fish...specifically the Angel fish, have buried the fish hooks [so to speak].


Cheap virtue

Last Saturday, after a particularly daunting workout at the Y, I treated myself to a hearty breakfast at Cracker Barrel. While waiting for my order, I overheard a fellow at a neighboring table lecturing his waitress on the folly of fast-food workers who had recently staged a one-day strike in favor of a living wage.


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