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  • Raleigh mom fighting for playground changes after daughter burned on equipment

    08/30/2019 7:12:07 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 64 replies
    CBS 17 ^ | Aug 29, 2019 | : Bridget Chapman
    CARY, N.C. (WNCN) — A Wake County mom is trying to keep other parents from experiencing what she did when her child suffered severe burns on playground equipment. “It was a struggle,” said Danielle Zillioux. Zillioux said her daughter was only 14-months-old when she got 2nd-degree burns on her hands. “Every time we had to change [the bandages], she would cry, especially when the blisters broke. It was just painful,” she said. It happened two years ago at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of West Cary. Zillioux worked there at the time. “The teacher that was with my daughter at...
  • 2 men open fire at Philadelphia playground, wounding 7

    07/15/2019 3:52:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say two men opened fire at a crowded west Philadelphia playground, wounding seven people. Police say several hundred people were at Baker Playground in the city’s Overbrook neighborhood, where a cookout and basketball games were taking place, when the gunfire began just before 9 p.m. Saturday. One person was shot several times, while others were wounded in the arms or legs or had graze wounds to the face or head. All were reported in stable condition. Philadelphia’s police commissioner, Richard Ross, said the 18- to 25-year-old shooters weren’t firing at each other, but into the crowd....
  • If you remember this playground your childhood was awesome

    01/09/2019 10:17:38 PM PST · by vannrox · 51 replies
    hopes and fears ^ | undated | Sophie Weiner Author
    The words, written in big, white, Impact letters, caught my attention as I scrolled idly through Facebook a few months ago: “IF YOU REMEMBER THIS, THEN YOUR CHILDHOOD WAS AWESOME.” They were superimposed on an image that did instantly remind me of something: the SuperPlayground, a wooden play structure in a small park in my hometown, which was torn down and replaced several years ago. In the small, lefty community of Sebastopol where I grew up, in the wine country north of San Francisco, there were many playgrounds, but the SuperPlayground was everyone’s favorite. Whimsical details like a dragon slide,...
  • Latest Supreme Court’s Religious-Freedom Message: There Are No Second-Class Citizens

    06/26/2017 1:10:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2017 | David French
    While there are many threats to religious liberty, few are more consequential over the long term than the state’s ever-expanding role in private life. If the government is able to vacuum up tax dollars, create programs large and small for public benefit, and then exclude religious individuals or institutions from those programs, it has functionally created two tiers of citizenship. Secular individuals and institutions enjoy full access to the government they fund, while religious individuals and institutions find themselves funding a government that overtly discriminates against them. That’s the issue the Supreme Court addressed today in Trinity Lutheran Church...
  • New details emerge after deadly playground attack

    08/05/2014 9:50:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    FOX 17 (West Michigan) ^ | August 5, 2014
    Police said four children were at the playground inside the mobile home park when a 12-year-old pulled out a knife and began stabbing Michael Conner Verkerke, 9, repeatedly in the back. Adam Zachow, who lives across the street from the Verkerke’s, said his kids spend the weekend playing with Michael, who goes by his middle name, Conner.
  • Illinois toddler injured by razor blades glued to playground equipment

    03/27/2014 8:50:21 PM PDT · by Altariel · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26, 2014 | Fox News
    An Illinois playground was bobby-trapped with straight-edged razors glued to equipment frequented by children, reported. The sharp razors were discovered by parents at Millennium Park in East Moline, near the state’s western border with Iowa. The parents say their 2-year-old son was cut by one of the blades on the monkey bars. "He said, 'Ouch,'" Sally Jenks, the boy's mom, told the station. "He started bleeding and we looked and they [the razors] were everywhere."
  • A New Kind of Racism?

    01/10/2014 10:23:58 AM PST · by Rich21IE · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JAN. 9, 2014 | MASHA GESSEN
    "The day after that conversation, my 12-year-old daughter took her toddler brother to a playground, only to return very soon and very shaken. This park is Harlem in miniature. There are two playgrounds, less than 300 yards apart, an old basic one and a new shiny one. In the new playground, well-dressed toddlers of different races, most of them minded by dark-skinned nannies, played together. At the old one, a few black kids played while their older siblings kept reluctant watch. A couple of drunken men loitered nearby. Apparently, one of them had lashed out at my daughter, calling her...
  • Residents warned of mercury exposure after fluorescent light bulbs dumped at Dallas playground

    10/05/2013 8:04:02 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 74 replies
    DALLAS -- The parks and recreation department is warning residents near a south Dallas playground to be on the lookout for symptoms of mercury exposure after light bulbs were illegally dumped at the playground and a vacant lot across the street. Nearly 1,000 electrical and fluorescent light bulbs were found Thursday at the Peary Play Lot in the 2800 block of Peary Ave. near Malcolm X Boulevard.
  • Help My Child's Homeschool Group Win a Playground

    04/13/2013 10:30:44 PM PDT · by Washi · 8 replies
    CPRI Playground Giveaway ^ | 4/13/2013 | Self
    Hi Freepers. I know that there are a lot of other homeschoolers and homeschool supporters here, so this is a shameless plea to ask for your help in Freeping a vote in order to help my 6 year old child's homeschool enrichment group win a playground. His group is currently in a tight race for first place. If you feel so inclined, I'd appreciate it if you'd go follow the steps below to help his homeschool group out. To Enter: 1. Go to 2. Like the page (sorry, this requires a Facebook account) 3. Click on Vote (This is...
  • Hevron Children Escape Attempted Murder in Playground

    04/29/2012 4:53:42 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/4/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Hevron Arabs targeted 20 Jewish children in a playground Saturday night with huge building blocks and rocks intended to kill. The children in the Beit Hadassah neighborhood escaped the attacks without injuries, but by the time security forces arrived, the Arab attackers had escaped. The onslaught originated from the rooftops of two houses occupied by Arabs next to Beit Hadassah. One resident said that there have been several similar incidents in the past several years, but Saturday night’s attack represented “a sharp escalation in the size of the blocks thrown” at the children. Arabs also tried to strike the Jewish...
  • UN to buy Manhattan playground for new building, US taxpayers could foot bill

    09/27/2011 4:00:47 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies
    daily caller ^ | 9-26-11 | Caroline May
    The United Nations is in the final stages of obtaining approval to build a new high-rise on the Robert Moses Playground, located near the U.N. headquarters in New York City. The building, excluding the price of land and security, is estimated to cost $350–$475 million and would provide a home for U.N. offices that are currently dispersed throughout New York. Heritage Foundation fellow Brett Schaefer points out that with America paying for 22 percent of the U.N.’s budget, taxpayers could be on the hook for a large portion of the new building’s cost.
  • Parents, Families Attacked on Playgrounds

    10/29/2009 12:48:30 PM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 15 replies · 1,442+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 10-29-09 | Bob McCarty
    News from across the pond shows yet another means via which liberal, anti-family types are pushing to separate children from their parents. The lead paragraph says it all:
  • Police ask help in identifying boy's body found buried in Albuquerque playground

    05/16/2009 9:48:29 AM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 19 replies · 1,055+ views ^ | 5/16/09 | AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A boy's body has been found buried in the sand of a playground at a public park on the city's northeast side, and police are asking the public for their help as detectives try to find out who the child is. Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz said during a news conference late Friday that police have had no reports of missing children. "We have detectives standing by to respond to any information anyone can provide us about this missing juvenile. We believe that he may be missing from the neighborhood," the chief said. The boy — believed...
  • Caption Obama Working Hard on the Pirate 'Annoyance'

    04/10/2009 8:28:56 AM PDT · by mnehring · 52 replies · 1,799+ views
  • U.S. school children need less work, more play (especially Blacks)

    01/26/2009 4:27:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 76 replies · 1,924+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 26, 2009 | Michael Conlon
    All work and no play may be a hazard for some U.S. school children. Researchers reported on Monday that a growing trend of curbing free time at school may lead to unruly classrooms and rob youngsters of needed exercise and an important chance to socialize. A look at more than 10,000 children aged 8 and 9 found better classroom behavior among those who had at least a 15-minute break during the school day compared to those who did not, Dr. Romina Barros and colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York reported. The behavior assessments were general...
  • Soldiers Help to Turn Abandoned Carnival Into Public Park

    10/30/2008 4:41:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 435+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Jerry Saslav, USA
    BAGHDAD, Oct. 30, 2008 – Dover Park, as it is known by Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers, sat abandoned for years. Located in the Qahira neighborhood of Baghdad’s Adhamiyah district, its carnival rides were unusable, and the land was overgrown with weeds. Army 1st Lt. Rosita Rodriguez pushes two Iraqi children on a ride at the Oct. 28, 2008, grand opening of Dover Park in the Qahira neighborhood of Baghdad’s Adhamiyah district. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jerry Saslav  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “As I drove by the Army canal every day, I saw this park, and I...
  • Fury as school bans playground games - for health and safety reasons (UK circling the drain)

    09/27/2008 3:37:36 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 40 replies · 672+ views
    London Dail Mail ^ | 9/27/08 | Anon
    Teachers have sparked fury by banning pupils from playing in the playground before school - for health and safety reasons. Children have been ordered not to play in the 15 minutes before lessons start - in case parents or their young children get injured at Ashburton Junior School in Croydon, south London. Adam Bates, 31, whose 10-year-old son Shane had a tennis ball confiscated last week, said today: "It's ridiculous, the kids are deprived of valuable play time in the morning. "Everyone's always going on about exercise but this school is clamping down on it. "My kids really look forward...
  • Outdoor Activity And Nearsightedness In Children

    08/05/2008 6:31:11 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 29 replies · 198+ views
    Science Daily ^ | August 5, 2008 | Staff
    ScienceDaily (Aug. 5, 2008) — A growing number of the world's children are mildly to severely nearsighted (myopic), with rates especially high among urbanized East Asians. In addition to coping with poor distance vision, children with severe myopia are more prone to visual impairment and blindness later in life. Although genetic inheritance plays a role, the rapid rise of myopia suggests that environmental factors are driving the trend. Myopia usually begins and progresses during children's school years, but research on the role of intensive reading or other "near work" has determined that this is a minor factor. A new study...
  • Angry parents remove dangerously overheated playground mats

    07/22/2008 11:55:31 AM PDT · by Alouette · 97 replies · 3,591+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | July 22, 2008 | JEFF WILKINS, ELIZABETH HAYS and RACHEL MONAHAN
    These city playgrounds aren't for child's play. Black rubber mats designed to break a child's fall turn blistering hot in the summer, soaring to higher than 165 degrees, a Daily News investigation found. Doctors at two city hospital burn units reported seeing 16 to 18 young children with playground burns a year, mostly from the mats under junglegyms and sliding boards. "I have nightmares," said Anne Casson, whose toddler son, Will, ditched his shoes at Carl Schurz Park on the upper East Side one day last May.
  • New Children’s Playground Opens in Saydiyah

    06/30/2008 4:48:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 88+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Capt. Mark Miller, USA
    Ali Abu Nebid, the Saydiyah Support Council Chairman, rides a merry-go-round with children after the opening of a playground on June 23 in the Saydiyah neighborhood of Baghdad's Rashid District. "I think the children will really enjoy this, and I am honored to be here at the official opening," said Maj. Peter Sicoli, the executive officer for the 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad. Photo by Capt. Mark Miller. BAGHDAD — As daylights last remaining hours set over the horizon, and the summertime heat of Baghdad’s Rashid...