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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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Bowlers, Bowling, Building

It can be difficult sometimes to find and write good history pieces, even here in one of the historic places on this continent. The problem being getting it right. It can be tough to do the research and find the words that factually describe the event.

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A new hip

Around March or April of this year, I began to experience some upper left leg pain. I thought that I might have pulled a thigh muscle or a groin muscle. I felt sure that the pain would subside in a week or two, but it did not.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Max really sticks his foot into it

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I must admit that Max really stuck his foot into it this week.

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Thinking clearly about ISIS

This week, while America’s media obsess over Roger Goodell’s increasingly shaky tenure as NFL Commissioner, President Obama is preparing to involve this country in yet another, far-from-promising adventure in the Middle East.

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