Attempted Suicide Takes The Life Of Another

In Fairfax Virginia a 22-year-old graduate student, Marisa Harris was killed around 4:15 p.m. Saturday October 28th on I-66 after a 12-year-old boy attempting suicide jumped off an overpass and landed on her SUV. Harris was going eastbound when the boy leaped from the Cedar Lane overpass and landed on her 2005 Ford Escape, reported WRC.

Police responded to the accident at 4:18 p.m.Harris was pronounced dead at the scene. Her boyfriend was also in the car when the accident took place, his name was not given and he was not injured. At impact Harris grabbed the steering wheel and maneuvered the vehicle off the interstate, according to authorities, stopping against a concrete barrier on the road’s left shoulder. Harris’ family said her boyfriend took control of the car and steered it off of the interstate. Harris was killed by the impact of the fall, according to Corinne Geller, a spokeswoman for Virginia State Police. Following the accident, the police transported the 12-year-old boy to Fairfax Inova Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Marisa Harris’s mother explained how it was ironic that the boy who killed her child could have been helped by hers. Marisa’s mother knows that her daughter could have helped the depressed child. Marisa Harris’s mother explained how it was ironic that the boy who killed her child could have been helped by hers. Given her work with children, the circumstances of her death — after a suicide attempt by a 12-year-old — were not lost on the family. Harris’s father described her as outgoing and well-traveled. She had an affinity for the outdoors and loved hiking, he said. “She was fearless, she was absolutely fearless,” he said. “She was loved by her friends, she was dearly loved by her family, she was admired by her peers, she was just a shining star.” And her professional interest ran in the family: Harris’s grandfather is also a psychologist, and her father said she “comes from a long line of psychologists.” Marisa’s parents know that her daughter could have helped the depressed child. Marisa was a graduate from summa cum laude from Towson University before beginning her from a program at Marymount University where she studied mental health counseling. The police at the scene made it unclear if the boy responsible for the death of Marisa Harris would have to be charged.

Tunnel Collapse in North Korea Leads to Radiation Concerns

On October 10 a tunnel collapsed at a nuclear test site in North Korea. The report says that around 200 people were crushed in the collapse. The disaster is said to have been caused by one of the many series of tests of nuclear weaponry currently being tested in North Korea. While many are obviously concerned over North Korea’s newfound ability to set off hydrogen bombs, they have since called it a “perfect success”. The blast was strong enough to create a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, which is what caused the tunnel to collapse. Experts have determined that the damage and strain to the surrounded environment of the blast is irreversible and scarring.

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The Night Of One Acts

West Clermont High School put a play on called “The Night Of One Acts”. This was a play with 3 acts each one had a different name “Competition Piece” was the first act. The second act was “check please” the third act was “The 9 Worst Breakups”. The whole play was cast with WCHS students, the props and makeup were also done by the students.

The first act was “Competition Piece” this part are the show was about three different drama club students rehearsing a skit from a scene of a play, in front of three judges. Each team had a teacher that directed them. There was three different types of directors, you have your Jock the one who is just trying to get on the principles good side this character was played by Lauren Lain. Her character was hiliuouse she had the audience laughing out loud. The other director was the polite and organized one who had everything under control. The last director was the weirdo. She was the type of director to sit on the ground and mediate. She got into the history of the play way too much. All of these directors were great! Continue reading The Night Of One Acts

President Trump In Regards To North Korea: “Do Not Try Us”

For an extremely long time now, possibly decades even, the United States as well as many other countries have been at odds with North Korea. Through many presidencies and different eras in the U.S. the country and their leaders have been a recurring issue of big proportions, but with that have been steadily been almost ignored by us for the most part. That is until this year with the election of our current President Donald Trump, who is for certain taking matters fully into his own hands for good or bad.

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Reforestation Efforts in the Amazon Aims To Plant 73 Million Trees

There have been efforts to curb the effects of deforestation for decades, however a new major project is in the works, and it’s shaping up to be historical.

What is this monumental task? A new project led by Conservation International will become the largest tropical reforestation plan to ever have existed. Over the next six years about 73 million trees will be planted in what is nicknamed the “arc of deforestation” that spans across the Brazilian states of Acre, Pará, Rondônia, the Amazonas and more. In the end the goal is to restore 70,000+ acres, about the size of over 30 thousand soccer fields, which have been cleared for pastureland.

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Stacked logs from a recently cleared forest. Moment captured by Russell A. Mittermeier of Conservation International.

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First ever Wolves Play-off Game

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The West Clermont Wolves got their first loss in 3 weeks against Mason High School in the first round of the play-offs. The Comets defeated the Wolves 26-0 at Mason High School last Friday, November 3rd. West Clermont had difficulty getting on the board after putting up 35 points against Milford in the previous week. However, the team was not expected to win and are 42 ranks behind in the state but this loss was nowhere near easy. That game made Mason’s fourth consecutive shutout and they will advance to the Division I Regional Semifinals, playing Colerain High School.

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Donations for Patchy

On Sunday morning, there was the news that 13 year old Patrick Barkey had died in the result of a collision that happened Saturday night in Union Township. Patrick was a student at West Clermont Middle School in the 8th grade. He was also very involved in baseball and played for a select team called the Tealtown Dolphins. Patrick, also known as “Patchy” was a fun loving kid and a big ball of energy, he could always bring a smile to someone’s face. Nick Charles, who was Patrick’s baseball coach after being interviewed said, “I love all these kids,” Charles said. “These kids are great. They all love Patrick. They love Patrick’s family. And we were just close-knit, and it’s going to be hard to move on. But somehow we’re going to have to fight, and we’re going to do it for Patrick. We’re going to honor Patrick next year. It’s going to be the year for Pat.”

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NFL Week 9 Winners/Losers

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Jay Cutler – Dolphins: When the Dolphins traded Jay Ajayi to the Eagles, fantasy owners had to wonder just what they would do with the offense given the fact that Jay Cutler came into Week 9 averaging just 165.8 yards-per-game passing.

Cutler stepped up to the plate and knocked the ball out of the park (so to speak) by completing 34-of-42 passes for 311 yards, 3 touchdowns, and had no interceptions for the first time since Week 1.  Continue reading NFL Week 9 Winners/Losers

Papa John’s blames the NFL

Would you believe it if I said that one of the biggest pizza franchises is losing money because of the NFL. “You would not expect the NFL’s day of reckoning to arrive during the subdued third-quarter investor earnings call of America’s third-largest pizza chain. And you would not expect Papa John Schnatter (eponym and founder of Papa John’s Pizza, the chain in question) to publicly force that reckoning while explaining management’s downward revision of its year-end sales outlook, rebuking the league for which the company has been the official pizza sponsor since 2010.”(sports illustrated) Continue reading Papa John’s blames the NFL

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