Iona, I understand that you must be hurt/angry that there aren't a lot of posts on this particular article, but there were several comments on a previous article - on the date it happened. I was one of them who was sending prayers out to him and his family. I was out of town all weekend and my heart sank to come back into town and read that he is still in critical condition. I cannot fathom what his family is going through right now and I pray he has the strength to get through this awful, awful situation. View Comment
I'm going to have to agree with you there - I think the driving age should be 18. I would like to know the statistics relating to accidents involving 16 and 17 yr. old drivers versus 18 year old drivers. My guess, though I could be wrong, is that the stats would be alarming.
Newest reports show that she was surfing the internet on her iPhone - looking up her high school's website. Texting is bad but surfing the net, I believe, is even worse.
Test it yourself, folks. Get into your parked car and pretend that you are driving, keeping your eyes on the road. Now take your phone, if internet enabled, and attempt to look up a website (look for your browser icon, get to the browser, type in the website you're looking for, click on the correct link, etc.). Now, attempt to do this with your eyes leaving the road for no more than 1 second at a time. My guess is that you can't do it. I know I couldn't. And, again, a second is all it takes. View Comment
As a long-time friend of Ken's, thank you lwitherspoon for the condolences. Not a day goes by that I don't think about Ken and how this could've been prevented if proper attention was being paid by the driver.
While I can't help but feel some resentment towards the driver, the 'bigger' part of me also feels badly for her and her family. This is something they are going to have to live with for the rest of their lives. All it takes is a second to have your eyes off of the road; it could happen to any of us. I will not believe anyone that says they have their eyes on the road every single second of driving. Between changing the climate in the car, to changing the radio station, to grabbing a snack or a piece of gum.... all it takes is a second.
Let's just try to pay more attention to the road, folks (me included). Your life and the lives of others depend on it. View Comment
Wow. Hat's off to you and your whole family (including your au pair!) for doing what you need to do to ensure Eddie is comfortable. What a terrible, terrible thing to have to deal with. You and your family absolutely deserved to win this contest and I, for one, could not be happier for you all.
Always listen to your 'inner voice' - sure has heck worked out in this case! Well done, Kathy. Congratulations!!! View Comment
I agree with Joe, witherspoon,Ken and steward.... this should be removed. For some reason I actually went to click on the link and then thought to myself... why would I do that? Would I want people to click on the link for a 911 call that I had to make after finding my husband murdered?
That must have been the absolute worst moment in Mrs. Ramsey's life and to have this published is in very poor taste. I would really like to see the Daily respond to the majority of us on here that find this to be in poor taste and tell us why they found this newsworthy to post. The son already confessed; the only mystery is why he did it and I certainly do not see that mystery being solved by hearing this tape. View Comment
Did he seriously have the audacity to say, "It was just a major misunderstanding....what's the big deal?"? Wow.
I agree with everything Old Timer said. To add to that, what about the people that took time away from their families and other commitments,etc. to attend the meeting only to be turned away because of a supposedly erroneous 'meeting canceled' sign on the door? View Comment
I think it's a fantastic idea to turn the 2 outside lanes into clearly marked bicycle & pedestrian lanes. I also agree that on the day of the fireworks, those pedestrian lanes become vehicle lanes so that the 2+ hours it takes to get ouf of the park after the show doesn't end up taking 5 hours. View Comment
I'm not sure I can even put into words what is going through my mind right now about this. Turning down the opportunity for a polygraph test? That pretty much sums it up for me as to whether he's guilty or not.
Those poor little girls. And are there more?? HOW, as an adult who should know right from wrong, do you do that to a child....steal their innocence? EVERY child who has ever been in his 'care' (if you can call it that) needs to be questioned, at least by their parents, if there was ever anything he did that 'didn't seem right' to them. Thankfully this first girl was brave enough to come forward and finally say what happened - and thankfully the 2nd was brave enough as well. I pray to God there aren't any others. My heart goes out to the families of these girls and the girls themselves.
From what I hear, many inmates don't take too kindly to pedophiles. Need I say more on that?
Oh - and lastly, did the person who hired him do any background check on him? Maybe they did and nothing showed up.... but maybe they didn't - should be looked into. View Comment
My heart still aches over this absolutely senseless tragedy. I cannot even fathom the agony involved as a family member or friend of these precious little girls or their grandparents.
I was speaking to an insurance adjustor a couple of months ago and she was absolutely dumbfounded by how many accidental fires there had been lately - ones that could've absolutely been prevented if proper care was taken. Acquaintances of mine also lost their entire house to fire in January due to a careless mistake.
Granted there are unavoidable accidents, but so many are preventable with making yourself aware and thinking about what you're doing when disposing of fireplace ashes or contents of ashtrays, etc. I'm certain no family would want to endure what this family has endured. View Comment
I think it looks pretty and it's fun, as long as it's done right! I'm planning my daughter's 5-yr birthday party in July and I'm doing a girly makeover fashion show for her and her friends and I never would've thought of using artists' pastels --- so thank you for the info! Now if I can only get their moms to sign permission slips to USE the pastels.... ;-) View Comment
As a motorcyclist myself, this picture is painful to look at. I hope that both the rider and the driver of the car will be ok. Huge kudos to the passersby doing CPR on the guy. Reminds me that I need to get re-certified. You just never know when you're going to need to use it. View Comment
What I'm about to copy & paste below, I wrote on another one of the articles earlier this morning which I addressed to Tim T. Perhaps Tim T. didn't see it as I see that he continues to keep repeating himself about how proud he is of himself that Chief Rilling agrees with his opinion:
To Tim T. ----
Will you, for the love of God, FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO?!?! Please!!
Do you not have anything better to do than to scan these articles about my friend, Ken..... and keep spewing your rants and your opinion that he shouldn't have been jogging on New Canaan Avenue? "Oh Oh! Chief Rilling agrees with me! Oh oh!" So... the F...what!! It was a terrible, terrible accident - regardless of whose fault it was! Those of us that knew and loved Ken are heartbroken over the loss of him as our friend, son, brother, uncle, cousin, companion, etc.
I would rather take this unfortunate accident and turn it into something positive. Let's GET sidewalks. Let's crack down on people that are driving distracted. Let's do what we can to help save the lives of others so that their families and friends don't have to go through what we, as Ken's friends and family, are going through right now.
Everyone on these articles has seen your opinion over....and over....and over again. We know where you stand on this. Can you please stop so that those of us that knew Ken can remember him as the sweet, goofy, fun-loving, crazy, awesome person that he was and not have to continue seeing your rants about how he was wrong for being out for a jog in the wrong place at the wrong time? Please?