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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review August 5, 2013/ 29 Menachem-Av, 5773

Car prowlers taught lesson with call to mom

By Dave Ross




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Eliza Webb walked up to her car last month in West Seattle only to discover that somebody had found the door unlocked and ransacked it.


Then Webb's noticed the crook had apparently dropped a major clue: his cell phone. But she didn't call the cops. What followed demonstrates another way to teach a thief a lesson.


"I actually opened it up and I used some social media outlets to track down the owner of the phone, and because this person had their mom listed as a contact, I called their mom."


She called his mom.


"It was just some tennis shoes and some sunglasses and I figured I could try and get them back. She invited me to come to their house ... and talk to him. That's what I did," said Webb.


"In the course of talking to him, he was not only extremely remorseful and embarrassed and sort of near tears the whole time, it also came to light that it was not just our car."


It also turned out there were two boys involved.


Webb's husband came up with the idea of encouraging the kids to go door-to-door and return the items they'd taken.


"We could take the kids and apologize and get everybody their stuff back and maybe not have to put this on their record forever," said Webb.


What were the attitudes of the young people when they heard they could go house-to-house and grovel instead of having charges pressed against them?


"It looked like the weight of the world was lifted off their shoulders," said Webb.


Webb went with them to return the items.


"They had the items in hand. They took turns knocking on the door and they said, 'Hi, my name is such and such and there was some break-ins into some unlocked cars last night. We were the ones that were responsible. We're really sorry and apologetic and is any of this yours?'"


Webb said they were really nice, respectful young men from upper-middle class affluent neighborhoods.


"They didn't want for anything. They were literally just bored. It turns out my car was the first one. They saw an opportunity and took it and it really is just the dumbest decision a person can make."


Boredom --- an idle mind is the devil's playground.

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Dave Ross hosts the Morning News on Seattle's KIRO Radio weekdays from 5-9 a.m. He spends his down time tinkering with electronic projects, writing novelty songs, shopping at thrift stores, and playing squash. As an avid hiker, he's earned the title Energizer Bunny from his friends; while they all stop to see stuff along the trail, Dave keeps going and going and going. He enjoys traveling internationally for work and pleasure with memorable stops in Baghdad, Qatar, Israel, Prague, Germany (to cover the Berlin Wall), China, Soviet Union, Niger, Senegal, and Iran.

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