Friday, April 07, 2006

Morning Edition - 4/7/06

Works vs. Family; Don’t Get It Twisted
As important as work is to your livelihood, be sure you know where your true priorities lie. Karla Edwards, 35, is behind bars today, after a fatal error in judgment left her 15-month old son dead. Edwards, who worked at Loews home improvement store, took her son to work yesterday morning. She left the baby in the car and returned at 4 p.m. – nine hours later- to an unresponsive toddler. The child is said to have died of dehydration.

It Isn’t Just HIV; Men Beware
On March 16, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a rise in syphilis for the fourth consecutive year. Even more alarming are statistics that show the increase in the infection is in men who have sex with men. The syphilis infection rate for women has actually dropped. In 2000 the rate of infection was 2.1 cases per 100,000 folks, but by 2004 the rate of infection had risen to over 2.7 cases per 100,000. Out of 7.984 cases of syphilis reported in 2004, 84% of them were involving men who had sex with men. The rate of infection for women dropped from 1.7 to 0.8 cases respectively.

Long Story Short
Evelyn M., Damaris C. and Kris Almighty all celebrated a birthday recently. Happy birthday ya’ll. Latisha F. (Tish) hitting DC next weekend as well. Okay folks, we need to plan a brunch or something… we must see each other! DCs Sunday night spot, Lizard Lounge, is closing April 9. The promoter says DCs smoking ban, due to take effect on January 1, 2007, is financially crushing to the club.

On Blast
If I could. As I look into my nephew’s eyes I recognize there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for him. I empathize with the love of a parent and can feel how there is such a thing as a love that will do all, give all and suffer all. As a parent, what pain have you suffered that you would do all over again, to prevent having your children suffering that same pain? What do you fear most for your children?

Keep passin’ the open windows…

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