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3-year-old boy struck, killed by car while riding bike in parking lot

3-year-old boy struck, killed by car while riding bike in parking lot

A Massachusetts boy has died after being struck by a car in Worcester, police say. Worcester police said the incident happened around 2:45 p.m. Sunday on Laurel Street after reports that a child was hit by a car. >> Read more trending news  Officers said they found witnesses at the scene who said the 3-year-old boy had been taken to the hospital. Police then went to the hospital, only to discover that the boy had died. Police said the boy was riding a bike on the sidewalk on the street, then left the sidewalk and went into a parking lot on Laurel Street. >> On Boston25News.com: Toddler dies after being pulled from pool in Massachusetts A driver allegedly pulled out of a parking spot and hit the boy on his bicycle with the front of the car. The driver of the car then took the boy and his father to the hospital, where the child was pronounced dead. Police are still investigating the incident and said no charges or citations have been filed at this time.

Encore Resort at Reunion Now hosts home of NFL Legend Dan Marino for rent

Encore Resort at Reunion Now hosts home of NFL Legend Dan Marino for rent

If you are a Miami Dolphins fan, and more specifically a Dan Marino fan, you can now spend the night in his home at the Encore Resort at Reunion. The Former Miami Dolphins quarterback held a grand opening today at the home, which features all sorts of memorabilia including his Dolphins Jersey, a photo with Shaquille O' Neal, among many others.  It is a glorious 2 story house with 8 beds and 6.5 bathrooms that sleeps up to 16 people. Upstairs, there is also an air hockey table and a multi-game arcade machine for the children.  The home is also 5 minutes from Disney and even comes with a private pool. If you would like to stay in this house, its $450 a night.  You can watch my EXCLUSIVE interview with Dan Marino himself here:  If you would like to get a quote and learn more information about the “Marino House”, you can find it here.

From the mailbag – Why do you say “Mr. Trump?”

From the mailbag – Why do you say “Mr. Trump?”

In my almost thirty five years as a reporter, there are a couple of questions that seem to regularly pop up from listeners, viewers, and readers, and one of them is how the President of the United States is referred to in the press on a second or third reference in a story. And over the years, it’s been a bipartisan accusation that I am being disrespectful to the President. So, let me try to explain, spurred by a recent Direct Message that I received on Twitter. “Recently, on several occasions, you referred to President Trump as “Mr. Trump.” Is there a basis for the omission of the proper office title?” I was asked. “Is this your practice regarding other elected or appointed individuals? Notwithstanding your practice, would you agree the omission of an official title is disrespectful of the office or position?” As you can see, some people take offense when they hear “Mister” used before the Presidents name. But I consider this a sign of respect, and have used this technique since the Reagan Administration – even though complaints surface from time to time. When you write a story for radio, for TV, or for newspapers, you would start by using “President Donald Trump” or “President Trump.” In my radio news stories – which are especially short, at less than thirty seconds, you would not want to repeatedly say “President Trump” on a second and third reference – because it doesn’t sound good. So, you mix it up like this on radio: The White House says that President Trump has doubled tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from the nation of Turkey. The higher duties come as the President spars with the Turkish leader over an American pastor who is being held by authorities in Turkey. Mr. Trump thought had had a deal last month to win the pastor’s freedom, but he was not released. In just over 20 seconds in this radio script, you have referred to the President three times, and used “Mr. Trump” in a way that you would not do for anyone else. This is a sign of respect. No one else gets that kind of treatment. Not the Vice President. Not Governors. Not Senators. Just open your local newspaper. You will see that most news organizations (other than the New York Times) do not use “Mr.” on a second or third reference – they just say “Trump.” I don’t like that. The holder of the office deserves more respect, and gets that with 1) President Trump, 2) the President, and 3) Mr. Trump. As you can see from the past on Twitter, the criticism on “Mr.” is bipartisan: @jamiedupree 'Mr Obama?' Really what other president do you refer to as 'Mr?' — Andrea Baker (@AndreaEBaker) May 1, 2015 Waaasss listening to @Jamiedupree but he referred to the POTUS as Mr. Obama. #lackofrespect .done. — anomaly (@Le_BronzeJames) July 12, 2011 Why do you refer to the President as Mr Obama instead of President Obama? @jamiedupree — rosierifka (@rosierifka) June 20, 2014 How do others deal with this? For example, check out this story from earlier this year by Fox News: In that story, Fox News refers to President Trump, and then after that, only calls him “Trump” or “the president.” Check your local paper. Or read something on the web – see how they do it. My answer is that “Mr. Trump” is a show of respect for the office holder. Just like “Mr. Obama,” and “Mr. Bush,” and “Mr. Clinton,” and “Mr. Bush,” and “Mr. Reagan.” I have done it that way since the mid-1980’s. But it always seems to ruffle some feathers along the way.  

From the mailbag – Why do you say “Mr. Trump?”

In my almost thirty five years as a reporter, there are a couple of questions that seem to regularly pop up from listeners, viewers, and readers, and one of them is how the President of the United States is referred to in the press on a second or third reference in a story. And over the years, it’s been a bipartisan accusation that I am being disrespectful to the President.

So, let me try to explain, spurred by a recent Direct Message that I received on Twitter.

“Recently, on several occasions, you referred to President Trump as “Mr. Trump.” Is there a [More]