Archive for August, 2008


What the Liberal Media Is Afraid to Print

From the media regarding the shooting where an armed 16-year-old offender pointed a weapon at police:”He was a good kid . . . he just needed a little guidance,” Arnold said. “He fell behind the wrong crowd and he just did some wrong things. But we all make mistakes, and he didn’t deserve for the Chicago police to take his life. He didn’t deserve it . . . he was just a regular kid.”Arnold drove to the scene of the shooting on Saturday to see it for himself.Although police said they found a gun nearby, Arnold said [Martinez] Winford was not known to carry a weapon.From one of our readers, we get this: Just was on the suntimes …Read more […..]

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You do what??

Funny how many men react to me when I tell them I stay at home with Emma….. The older men are especially puzzled. I guess I would have felt the same way some years ago.It seems like the old way of thinking, that the man was the provider and the woman reared the children, is alive and well today. Over the last couple of years, when I have been introduced to someone new I have been greeted with mixed reactions. It seems that virtually every woman who I have met that was told that I stay at home with my daughter has reacted overwhelmingly in a positive manner. They all say that it is a great thing for my daughter to have me …Read more […..]

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Health Club, Comments on Kids' Amazement

I have always worked out and exercised but the last couple years have brought a change to my workouts. Instead of lifting weights and playing basketball I find myself walking a lot, riding my bike with Emma on board, and generally chasing her around, etc….I recently brought her to the health club and had her stay in the child care area. The first time I stayed with her for a while then snuck out for 20 minutes as she played with all the new toys. The second time I brought her I left her while I worked out. I made the mistake of trying to peek in on her before taking a shower to make sure she was OK. She was kind of hiding …Read more […..]

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Caffarelli & Siegel Ltd. Contributes to the Formation of New Law

Caffarelli & Siegel Breaks New Ground: Court Rules on “First Impression” FMLA Issue On June 27, 2008, Judge Sidney Schenkier of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled that public employees may be sued in their individual capacities under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). This issue had never been decided in this jurisdiction, and Caffarelli & Siegel is pleased to have contributed to the formation of new law.Plaintiff Daniel Rasic filed suit against his former employer, the City of Northlake, claiming interference with his rights under the FMLA and retaliation …Read more […..]

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Another Slick Willie?

As we all know, arrestees that we know for certain are guilty get off or are found not guilty for whatever reason(s). That being said, it appears that Northlake Police’s version of Slick Willie, Dennis Koletsos, has been exonerated from a lawsuit once again. Without knowing all the facts, only he and Coary know all the exact facts, I can’t give an exact and appropriate opinion on the matter. I will say however, that many people, including myself, have witnessed this administration in action. We all are aware of how they genuinely have the utmost in integrity, morals and high ethics. We know that the maestro himself does not …Read more […..]

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"I'm Happy" "I'm Talking to You" "I Love You"

So, Emma’s vocabulary is exploding now. She is forming sentences and has her own favorite phrases that are just cracking us up! She tells us her feelings now and even tells us our own….. When she is happy she says, “I’m happy.” When she is mad she says,”I’m mad.” She tells us that we are happy and mad too! “Momma’s happy” and “Dada’s happy” are commonly heard around here.One of her favorite phrases to say to me is, “I’m talking to you.” She knows it gets a laugh from me and says it quite often, especially when I am not really paying attention to her! I respond by saying, “And I’m talking to you!”The little cutie tells us, …Read more […..]

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Ariz. cops ditch codes for 'plain English'

By Senta Scarborough The Arizona RepublicMESA, Ariz. — For Mesa police officers, it’s back to plain talk.The day of using codes on police radio channels in Mesa is coming to an end. In early August, officers and dispatchers began phasing out the use of police codes and simply speaking in plain English.The main reason for the change is to improve communication with other agencies because other Valley agencies often have different codes than Mesa, Detective Steve Berry said.”The things we say on the radio in code may be very different and cause confusion and potentially put someone in a hazardous situation, and by going to …Read more […..]

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