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WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

2 pickup trucks crash in Kent County

LMAO, so true  (Aug 21, 2008 | post #19)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Embezzling bank manager gets prison

Seriously! I am a single mother of two kids trying to make it on one income with a mortgage payment, car payment, I drive 102 miles a day back and forth to work (need I mention gas prices here?), my electric bill just frikken tripled, and I have a senior in high school that needs all of the "senior year" crap bought and paid for.. BUT.. I would NEVER NEVER NEVER steal to accomplish those things! Cripes you just pizzed me off by saying "anyone would do it".. NO WE WOULD NOT, only those that want to live with champagne tastes on a beer budget would steal. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrr!  (Aug 4, 2008 | post #10)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Consumers Energy defends higher prices, bills

Well if you're in Chicago that would be why.. it's Michigan that's getting hit.  (Aug 2, 2008 | post #32)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Bus passenger stabs, decapitates seat mate

Unfortunately security on buses is very difficult to regulate but in this case he had to have the knife on him. According to the article it was a very large butcher/hunting knife so just sticking it in the waistband of his pants probably wasn't an option. I wonder if anyone had noticed a large knife sheath hanging off this guy before this happened and never said anything? Security screening on Greyhound style buses could be possible if metal detectors/baggage screening took place just prior to bording. It would not be a perfect solution but it might hinder some weapons from getting on the buses. City buses on the other hand are impossible to regulate due to the number of stops located on any given street. I can't find it in myself to point a finger at the passengers that fled the bus and didn't help the victim. I'm sure the instinct to run for safety combined with sheer terror/shock overtook all of them when this happened. I mean let's face it, this isn't something you would ever expect to witness or have to react to in your lifetime. They simpy did what any of us would have done. I feel so horrible for this family that was waiting for their son to get off of this bus and come home. My heart is breaking for them. I feel badly for the passengers that had to witness this and what they are going to visualize for the rest of their lives. Most of all right now I am engulfed in anger towards this savage that did this! I firmly believe in an eye for an eye and this man should have this same horrible act done to him.  (Aug 1, 2008 | post #167)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Man seriously wounded in mobile home stabbing

Ahhh yes and Grand Rapids is crime-free right? There are freaks in every town/city, get over yourself.  (Aug 1, 2008 | post #15)

Q & A with Suzy - Grand Rapids

Headline:

"It is what it is"

Hometown:

Grand Rapids, MI

Neighborhood:

could be yours

Local Favorites:

Famous Daves, McFaddens, Yesterdog, The Black Rose, qauint vintage shops, and of course.. anything outdoors.

When I'm Not on Topix:

I'm 40 and work full time.. you do the math!

Read My Forum Posts Because:

well whether you do or not they will be here..

Read This Book:

ahhhhh to have time to read again would be amazing!

Favorite Things:

The color red, the smell of a puppy, homemade soup, warm chocolate chip cookies, coffee in the morning, and of course.. my kids.

On My Mind:

way too much, how much time do you have?

I Believe In:

New beginnings... BEGIN AGAIN One of the best things we can do in our lives is this: begin again. Begin to see yourself as you were when you were the happiest and strongest you've ever been. Begin to remember what worked for you (and what worked against you), and try to capture the magic again. Begin to remember how natural it was when you were a child - to live a lifetime each day. Begin to forget the baggage you have carried with you for years: the problems that don't matter anymore, the tears that cried themselves away, and the worries that are going to wash away on the shore of tomorrow's new beginning. Tomorrow tells us it will be here every new day of our lives; and if we will be wise, we will turn away from the problems of the past and give the future - and ourselves - a chance to become the best of friends. Sometimes all it takes is a wish in the heart to let yourself ... begin again. -- Collin McCarty