Minnesota has so many great places to get out and enjoy nature. I recently discovered Purgatory Park, and I only went there because of the name. It turned out to be very pretty, even on a rainy day. It was named after Purgatory Creek, which flows through it. The park is also a dog friendly, off leash park. Many people just let their pups run free. Unfortunately, that isn’t an option for us. Click here to see why, My Dog’s Attitude Problem: http://imgur.com/a/gzHeD.
We moved to Minnesota and found it to be very beautiful. We’re enjoying the scenery but heard the winters can be rough. By everyone we meet. That’s right, every single person I enter a conversation with warns me about winter. It’s actually become a joke with our family.
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A kill list was found on the bathroom wall in the boy’s bathroom of Thompson’s Station, TN. The school resource officers figured out the student responsible and he is in Williamson County Juvenile Detention. The student was charged with disorderly conduct, vandalism under $500 and communicating a threat concerning a school employee.
The list contained the names of twenty students and was found on April 1, 2015; which incidentally is April Fools Day. I wonder if this intended as a prank. If so, it is an excellent example of poor judgement.
They were able to figure out who it was by watching video and matching it up to the students on the list.
Principal Campbell sent the following notice to parents 46 minutes after the first message:
“Hello Independence families. This is Todd Campbell, principal of Independence High School. I am calling to update you on my earlier call, and let you know that a student has confessed to writing the threatening graffiti found in the boy’s bathroom. Thank you for your support as we conducted our investigation.”
About Thompson’s Station, TN Thompson’s Station is a small town south of Nashville, TN with a small population of 2,600. It is a beautiful place to live, surrounded by pastures and rolling hills. As for shopping, there are six grocery stores in a ten mile radius, along many restaurants. A movie theatre will be opening in a few months. See my previous post about the town here: https://prettysleepy.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/small-town-of-thompsons-station-tn/
Worthington Industries is laying off more than 550 employees, including 80 in Bremen, as it deals with the effects of low oil and steel prices.
After visiting their website, I noticed that they also have a lot of job listings.
The Columbus-based metals manufacturer said today it is closing a plant in Florence, S.C, that makes vehicle cabs, leading to the loss of 310 jobs.
Worthington also is laying off a total of 245 people, representing only a portion of the workforce, at four plants: Garden City, Kan., Skiatook, Okla., and in Bremen and Wooster, Ohio. At the latter facility, 35 jobs will be affected.
Worthington Industries has about 11,000 employees in 11 countries and was founded in 1955.
Read more here: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2015/03/24/worthington-industries-plans-layoffs.html
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested Elementary school teacher Mathew Rausenberg for sexually abuse that occurred in 2006 and 2010. At the time, the two girls at Arrowhead Elementary School were age 8 and 10. The Olentangy Locoal School District is in Central Ohio.
The now-16-year-old who recently came forward said Rausenberg sexually abused her over four years, starting in 2006 when she was in the second grade.
She says as she read, he would: “… Rub on her body … Unzip his pants and expose himself.” She said he would also “… Lift up her shirt and put his hands down her pants …”
The girl claims this happened multiple times and continued into 5th grade. She told detectives during one of these incidents, she remembers Rausenberg turning on a camera positioned near his desk that was pointing at them while he sexually abused her. She says one time at the end of the day, she ran into his room, took the camera and wrote him a note saying she’d report him to police if it continued.
She continues that the next day she discovered Rausenberg had “ransacked her locker and book bag.” She goes on to say he went to the high school her sister attended, drove her home and demanded to be let in so he could search for the video camera.
Now investigators will most likely interview past students of Rausenberg. He’s being charged with rape and gross sexual imposition.
Past incidents involving Rausenberg:
2 years ago, the teacher was disciplined after a parent complained her young daughter rubbed Rausenberg’s shoulders and sat on his lap.
Another parent reported similar concerns six years ago, but the school seemed confident Rausenberg wasn’t out of line.
Here are a few websites that I use frequently for website design, blogging, creating lists and more.
Choose a font, convert it to an image.
Do useful stuff with text. Sort lists, change case, remove duplicate lines, remove punctuation
Same as TeXtris, sort text lists in many different ways.
Text Mechanic™ – Text Manipulation Tools: http://textmechanic.com
ASCII to Unicode Converter – Convert plain text into decimal/hex unicode formats.
Binary Code Translator – Obfuscate text by encoding it into the 0s and 1s of binary code. Very geeky!
Disemvowel Tool – Remove vowels “aeiou” or any other set of letters from text.
Encryption Generator – Encrypt/decrypt text via password using Tiny Encryption Algorithm (TEA) and base64.
Reverse Text Generator – Reverse text, flip text, reverse wording, flip wording, reverse each word’s lettering, flip letters upside down.
ROT13 Caesar Cipher – Encrypt plaintext into ROT13 ciphertext or decrypt ROT13 ciphertext into plaintext.
Word Scrambler/Unscrambler – Scramble/unscramble each word’s lettering within a body of text.
Random Line Picker – Pick random lines from your input text/list. Lines can contain names, numbers, etc.
Random Number Generator – Generate random numbers from your entered low/high range with prefix, suffix and delimiter options.
Random String Generator – Generate random text string(s) from your entered input elements such as characters, words, sentences, etc.
String Randomizer – Randomize strings within line breaks or specified delimiter
Combination Generator – Make all combinations of text.
Line Combination Generator – Combine text lines from left to right.
Permutation Generator – Make permutations from text. (Letters, numbers, symbols, words, sentences, etc.)
Generate List of Numbers – Generate a list of sequential numbers from your selected low/high number range.
Number Each Line – Add a sequential number to each line of text. Enumerate items within a list.
Online Tally Counter – Count using multiple, independently named tallies which are recorded into a printable list.