Tuesday, October 28, 2008

PLN6-- denver mom shot at red light

There are connections I made in the article Denver mom shot at red light fears gunman will ‘strike again’ by Alan Gathright from the Rocky Mountain news.
The article was about a mom on Sunday night that was driving to Wal-Mart to get her sick kid some medicine. It was 11 at night and there was a SUV that was following her. She came to a red light and he was following close behind. She was thinking of speeding through it but once she looked back into her rear view mirror he was standing right behind her. The mom recalls him firing two shots; one breaking through the window and the other is still lodged into her soldier. As soon as he shot she speed through the red light. When she got to Wal-Mart she ran into the front door and collapsed recalled the employees. The mother is at home with stitches in her arm with the bullet still in it, and is afraid that the killer will try to strike again because he made no hesitation the first time and he knew what he was doing.
A connection that I made with myself was that if something doesn’t seem right or you think someone is following you get out of that situation. Weather it is running a red light, or just calling 911 you need to do something about it. It relates to me when we went out tping and were caught. While we were walking to the house that we were going to TP there was a guy that was following us for about 10 minutes. We weren’t going to turn around and walk towards him, but a couple of us tried to lower our voices and talk like guys, that way he was less likely, if he was at all, to do anything to us.
A connection I made with the world was if you have a connection with someone that has done something wrong or you know of something they will do wrong, you need to report them. You could save someone’s life in the long run. If someone does come up with some information about the guy that shot the mom, they could prevent a possible death if that man was to strike again.
Those were my connections I made to the world and myself from the article Denver mom shot at red light fears gunman will ‘strike again’.

Monday, October 27, 2008

PLN5- 11-year-old recognized for heroics

In the article, Denver boy, 11, recognized for heroics by Kieran Nicholson from the Denver post explains how an 11-year-old boy (Roman) saved a 12-year-old from drowning; this article connects to both the world and myself.
Roman was in an apartment-complex pool and was playing and saw two other boys in the 3-foot shallow end. Soon one of them was in the deep end gasping for air. When Roman jumped in to get him he pulled him out and the boy’s eyes were shut. An adult helped him get the 12-year-old out of the pool and revive him. Roman is being recognized for being quick on his feet, and for saving the boys life.
This article connects to myself because you should always be good at swimming and know that you can swim well before you go into the deep end. When I was little and couldn’t swim well I went into the deep end and was having a hard time breathing. Luckily there was a water weenie (noodle) near by.
The article connects to the world on how everyone needs to be ready to jump into action and be quick on his or her feet. If the world weren’t quick on its feet there would be chaos and disaster everywhere.That’s how the article Denver boy, 11, recognized for heroics relates to both myself and the world.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


In the article found in Rocky Mountain News, Kids played while mom slept by Tillie Fong relates to both the world and myself.
The article was about a mom, Stacey Mendieta that fell asleep while her kids were playing. They went outside and started playing in the car that she didn’t lock when she got home. Eventually she woke up at 3:00 pm and couldn’t find her kids. Stacey looked all over the house and 10 minutes later called the police. When they got to her house they looked through it and couldn’t find anything. Then when one policeman came outside to give her a report he saw a knee or leg through the car window. Both kids Jasmine (5) and Nathan (2) were found dead of Hypothermia. Jasmine was found with her teddy bear in her arms when the car door was opened. When the man opened the door a blast of hot air came out. The temperature of the car was 108 degrees. A witness, John Ferguson, said he saw the kids playing in the car when he was working on a house across the street while taking a cigarette break. He also saw them when he was leaving. This Friday, October 24th, Stacey is being tried with two counts of child abuse resulting in death.
This article connects to me in the way that if you see something that is weird or out of place, like 2 little kids playing in the car with no parent in sight… you should probably do something. John could have saved both kids’ lives if he reported it, went to check on the kids, or rang the house door bell to make sure a parent is aware of the situation. It’s called using your head.
The article relates to the world in the same sense, if you don’t see something that’s right look into it. If everyone did that the world would be so much better off. Take America’s gas prices for example. Our government is stupid enough to not let America use our own recourses, and is buying our gas from Iraq! Which that money most likely goes to their military, used to fight us in the war. Seriously, they need to start using their heads.That is how the article Kids played while mom slept relates to both the world and myself.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I read Ft. Carson GI arrested in Internet date's slaying by Kirk Mitchell from the Denver Post. This article was explaining the murder and sexual assault of 19-year-old Judilianna Lawrence. Robert Hull Marko (21) was arrested for investigation. Judilianna was found dead in the forest. She was reported missing when she didn’t show up on Friday for a high school bowling class. Her mom and sister searched her MySpace and found out that she was talking to Robert. Robert said that they got in a fight and left her in the mountains. This article was saying that you need to be careful of who you talk to online, and what information you put out there for strangers. That’s what mattered in Ft. Carson GI arrested in Internet date’s slaying by Kirk Mitchell.

Did You Know?

In Karl Fisch’s Did you know, the important points shown was how technology is changing our society, and how much we use it.
Technology has changed our society greatly. We use it for almost everything that we do. We have been connected to the rest of the world through different sites like MySpace, Facebook, chat rooms, Google, and many more. This video was made a few years ago so all the information is not quite up to date. But as of then, 1 out of 8 couples met online. And in one month there were 2.7billion searches on Google. We have more access to all kind of information that is easy to find, although it may not be accurate. We use technology every day. We wake up to it, connect to each other through it, and organize with it. We would not be the same without it and our economy would collapse without it. Those were the points that Karl Fisch was trying to get across in his video Did You Know.