Outraged New Yorkers, government bring wrath of the law down on father
May 10, 2013
The hysterical response of New Yorkers to anything remotely resembling a firearm resulted in a man’s arrest earlier this week.
Jack Pawlowski was playing with his son when he was confronted by people outraged by his toy gun.
“At first I thought I was hallucinating,” Maria Smilios of Astoria told CBS News. “He pulled out this gun… The next thing, he took his son, who is 3, and showed him how to use it, and then the family took turns shooting the gun. He gave it to his daughter, who took off on the bicycle and started racing around the park with the gun pointing this way and just started pointing it at the kids,” a stunned Smilios said. Read more »
Survey shows heavy loss of pollinators is further evidence of mysterious disorder that has destroyed colonies for seven years
Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent
Nearly a third of managed honeybee colonies in America died out or disappeared over the winter, an annual survey found on Wednesday. The decline – which was far worse than the winter before – threatens the survival of some bee colonies.
The heavy losses of pollinators also threatens the country’s food supply, researchers said. The US Department of Agriculture has estimated that honeybees contribute some $20bn to the economy every year. Read more »
By Dave Johnson,
From The Tribune
WELLAND - Diane Kramer, and her husband Gary, take emergency preparedness seriously.
The Welland couple have a location on their property as a meeting point in case of a fire in their home.
“It’s the tree in front of the house,” Diane Kramer says.
Kramer says her husband is a former boy scout and follows the organization’s motto: be prepared. Read more »