THE NEW FORTY Lady, you scared me.
It have been told many a time that I am a tough cookie. I know the reason I give that impression - it is all about my backbone. I feel compelled to stand up for the bullied and disenfranchised and in ... Posted on 4/25/13 at 9:51 PM
RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA Diocesan Assembly 2012: An Update for Parishioners and Friends of the Parish
The Diocesan Assembly yesterday was good but made for a long day. We were blessed to have the chancellor of the OCA, Fr. John Jillions, as well as Archbishop Nikon in attendance. The first real issue ... Posted on 11/13/12 at 7:26 AM
THE VIEW FROM THE EDGE OF TOWN Now, Seniors Have Their Own Texting Codes !!!
It has taken a while, but seniors no longer have to scratch their heads and try to decipher what youngsters are talking about with their coded text messages. In fact, seniors can now ignore the kids s... Posted on 5/31/12 at 2:30 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Body bag designed to get teens' attention
The Public Safety Department wants to get teens attention in a new television spot, and putting a young person who is texting in a body bag could do it.
One of two anti-texting public service spots, ... Posted on 4/15/11 at 3:15 PM
Text and video messages designed to help people quit smoking that come in on their cellphones nearly doubled the success rate for attempted quitters compared to people who didn’t have such assistance, according to a New Zealand study.
Bismarck police say they issued 31 citations during a texting-and-driving enforcement blitz for some downright disturbing driving behavior. Officers say they followed one woman for 15 blocks while she drove with her knees and typed out texts with both hands.
Officers wrote $100 tickets to 17 people for texting while driving this week during the Fargo Police Department’s first such sting operation since North Dakota’s ban on the behavior took effect just over a year ago.
Although 95 percent of people realize the danger of text messaging from behind the wheel, 35 percent admitted to sending or reading a message while on the road in the last month, according to a 2011 AAA survey.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is holding a distracted driving campaign this week aimed at increasing education on the issue.
The most widely used form of mobile communication, texting has become one of the most effective ways for campaigns to reach supporters, using 160-character messages to encourage last-minute donations or provide information such as where to vote. And strict federal rules prohibit such texts from going to anyone who does not "opt in" to receive them.
The NTSB's recommendation followed a finding by the board that the initial collision in a deadly highway pileup in Missouri last year was caused by the inattention of a 19 year-old-pickup driver who sent or received 11 texts in the 11 minutes immediately before the accident.
Only 1 percent of kids aged 10 to 17 have shared images of themselves or others that involve explicit nudity, a nationally representative study found. Roughly the same number said they'd shared suggestive but less graphic photos; while 7 percent said they'd received either type of picture.
Officers say few tickets written for texting while driving Talk about making a tough call: Is the driver texting? Dialing a phone number? Thumbing through his address book? Playing “Angry Birds”? Authorities say it’s a challenge enforcing North Dakota’s new ban on texting while driving, and the numbers bear it out.
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