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Survive Active Shooter, Y Member Turns 90: Blog Roundup

Patch brings a unique perspective on everyday news written by users like you. Read what some of our Local Voices bloggers had to say this week.

 

How to Survive an Active Shooter

After every school shooting, school administrators across the country pledge to review their lockdown plans. However, most people never learn the recommended response to active shooter incidents.

Miller Favors Death Penalty For Teacher Killers

While some Maryland legislators want to debate the repeal of the death penalty there is one category of murder Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller would like to add to the list of capital punishment eligible cases.

House Speaker John Boehner in a Bind (About to be Burned?)                                      

It's tough being House Speaker. John Boehner has to be the standard bearer for the national party, for his caucus, yet he also has to work out comprehensive compromises in order to get anything done.

Meditate. Do Yoga. Eat Dinner. Sing. Have a Ball.

The inauguration is fast approaching. The festivities, the pomp, the
circumstance... Frankly, it all feels a bit overwhelming to me, an artist from San Francisco. Living in and around Washington, DC, we are saturated with a constant stream of news, crises, fundraisers, events, scandals, obligations and stressors of all kinds, and we rarely give ourselves a moment to be present in the moment, clear our minds, and appreciate something so simple and vital as setting good intentions. And having fun.

Y Member Turns 90!

Members and staff at the YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase celebrated the 90th birthday of long-time member Henry Haller.

Rotting’s Fun!

Once upon a time, we lived in homes that were self-contained in ways we can hardly imagine today. When it rained, all the water soaked in onto our land – often our fields of crops, native grass for grazing, and/or forest.

MarylandCAN News Roundup: Top 10 Education News Stories of the Week

Education policy wasn't a significant issue in the 2012 presidential election, but it needs to be one in 2013. Americans are increasingly dissatisfied with public education, and no small wonder: studies continue to show that our schools, once the envy of the world, have fallen to the middle of the pack or worse.

From Mudpies to Masterpieces:  Creativity and Children

I like to think of imagination, creativity and innovation as a continuum that I call “Mud-Mud Pie-Clay Pot.” Every child loves to play with mud.

Get President Obama Inaugural GalaCrab Soup Recipe

Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, today made public the recipe to its award-winning Crab Soup that will be served January 20 at a President Obama Inaugural Gala hosted by the Delaware, Maryland and New York State Societies of Washington, D.C.

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Theresa Defino January 20, 2013 at 02:36 PM
FYI--Despite the headline the materials presented on the blog about an active shooter are NOT how to "survive" one as that may be impossible, but how to respond. It's not the victim's fault if he/she can't outrun a machine gun AND it's not a substitute for gun control.

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