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04/30/2012

Too young for makeup?

How young is too young for a child to wear makeup? A mommy blogger who wrote about her child's new fascination with adult cosmetics has ignited an online debate over how young is too young for girls to become interested in beauty. Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Post your comments and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

04/26/2012

Punishing your child on Facebook

How has punishing your kids changed with the growth of social media?  An Ohio woman created a Facebook profile picture with an X over her daughter’s mouth because she said her daughter was being disrespectful. Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4.

04/25/2012

Does the G-Spot exist?

Do you think the g-spot exists? In a new study to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, a researcher claims to have conclusively located the elusive G-spot. Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News.

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Protecting your electronics

We’ve all learned how to protect our wallets, so what steps do you take to protect your electronics? iPhone, iPad, Playstations, etc...  A new report says subway crime of electronics is on the rise.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4.

04/24/2012

Lindsay Lohan as Liz Taylor

What are your thoughts on Lifetime’s choice of Lindsay Lohan to play Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming movie?  Who would you choose to play the role?  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4.

04/23/2012

Eating together as a family

How often do you sit down and have family meals?  Why or why not?  New research suggests that families that eat together may be healthier.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

 

 

 

 

04/20/2012

8th Grade state test question

A question on a New York State test for 8th graders is raising questions if it's even possible to answer.  Can you answer the below question?  Post your comments and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

 

 

The Pineapple and the Hare ...

In the olden times, animals could speak English, just like you and me. There was a lovely enchanted forest that flourished with a bunch of these magical animals. One day, a hare was relaxing by a tree. All of a sudden, he noticed a pineapple sitting near him.

The hare, being magical and all, told the pineapple, “Um, hi.” The pineapple could speak English too.
“I challenge you to a race! Whoever makes it across the forest and back first wins a ninja! And a lifetime’s supply of toothpaste!” The hare looked at the pineapple strangely, but agreed to the race.

The next day, the competition was coming into play. All the animals in the forest (but not the pineapples, for pineapples are immobile) arranged a finish/start line in between two trees. The coyote placed the pineapple in front of the starting line, and the hare was on his way.

Everyone on the sidelines was bustling about and chatting about the obvious prediction that the hare was going to claim the victory (and the ninja and the toothpaste). Suddenly, the crow had a revolutionary realization.

“AAAAIEEH! Friends! I have an idea to share! The pineapple has not challenged our good companion, the hare, to just a simple race! Surely the pineapple must know that he CANNOT MOVE! He obviously has a trick up his sleeve!” exclaimed the crow.

The moose spoke up.

“Pineapples don’t have sleeves.”

“You fool! You know what I mean! I think that the pineapple knows we’re cheering for the hare, so he is planning to pull a trick on us, so we look foolish when he wins! Let’s sink the pineapple’s intentions, and let’s cheer for the stupid fruit!” the crow passionately proclaimed. The other animals cheered, and started chanting, “FOIL THE PLAN! FOIL THE PLAN! FOIL THE PLAN!”

A few minutes later, the hare arrived. He got into place next to the pineapple, who sat there contently. The monkey blew the tree-bark whistle, and the race began! The hare took off, sprinting through the forest, and the pineapple ...

It sat there.

The animals glanced at each other blankly, and then started to realize how dumb they were. The pineapple did not have a trick up its sleeve. It wanted an honest race — but it knew it couldn’t walk (let alone run)!

About a few hours later, the hare came into sight again. It flew right across the finish line, still as fast as it was when it first took off. The hare had won, but the pineapple still sat at his starting point, and had not even budged.

The animals ate the pineapple.

Here are two of the questions:
1. Why did the animals eat the pineapple?
a. they were annoyed
b. they were amused
c. they were hungry
d. they wanted to

2. Who was the wisest?
a. the hare
b. moose
c. crow
d. owl

04/19/2012

When teens should be charged as adults?

At what age should teens be charged as adults in crimes?  Two teens on Long Island are accused in the assault of a store owner.  One teen is charged as an adult, and the other as a juvenile. Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

 

 

 

04/18/2012

Remembering Dick Clark

Entertainment legend Dick Clark died on Wednesday of a massive heart attack.  He was 82.    Clark helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand."   He was long dubbed "the world's oldest teenager" because of his boyish appearance, Clark also was a successful businessman.

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He hosted ABC's annual New Year's Rockin' Eve special and produced a variety of game shows and music specials for TV, including and the American Music Awards.

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Armed cab drivers

Should cab drivers be armed?  A group is proposing livery cab drivers be armed with licensed handguns to protect against irate passengers.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.