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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.

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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.

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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 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].

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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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