Did you see that? The broken window on that house or how about the car; it looks abandoned. The crime-based broken window theory surveys how “norm-setting” is affected by urban disorder. The theory hit the mainstream in 1982. However, studies in the late ’60s first examined the question of urban spoil.
Remember, Santa is making a list and checking it twice. As children, we learned valuable lessons. Many times we did not agree with our parents or other adults who corrected our behavior. But at the end of the day, I’m thankful for my parents, teachers and other adults insisting on schooling my decision-making process.
Responsibility — the moral obligation to act correctly? If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound? Without discussion of contextual semantics, the conclusion to those queries is yes. Shall we walk down the path of deflection, excuses, apologies or the reality of acceptance for a choice? A choice that embraces civic responsibility.
Hey, did we forget to lock the front door or the car? Did we take the keys out of the car? Did we roll up the windows? How about the coffee pot? Did we turn it off? You get it? Although the last question may not have a catastrophic ending, since today’s coffee pots have automatic shutoffs, the first three could be costly.
Oct. 1, 6:27 p.m.
This month you might see some changes to the uniforms most of you have been accustomed to seeing. Over the past few months the Boulder City Fire Department has been putting together a shirt to wear on duty that also helps raise awareness of breast cancer.
Sept. 25, 10:48 p.m.
Sept. 17, 7:53 a.m.
Precious is the gift of life. At one time or another we’ve all felt the true sadness of losing a family member or a friend. Losing a child is likely the most devastating and distraught time in a parent’s life. On Sept. 14, one of Boulder City’s own, 2008 BCHS graduate Lani Lunden, suffered a tragic bicycle accident in Reno. According to information, she suffered a severe TBI.
Sept. 8, 3:04 p.m.
In 1829 the “Father of Modern Policing” established the Metropolitan Police Force in Scotland Yard. I know, I can hear it already; “Why are we discussing almost 200 years ago?”
This year has brought a lot of rain to Boulder City, including a storm Monday that brought some wind, too. Although we don’t have a lot of flash flood problems in Boulder City, there are many more challenges for those of us who venture down into the valley.
Sept. 3, 12:11 p.m.
Meow! Woof, woof. Fido, come here! Honey, stop calling me that. We all love our pets.
Aug. 23, 2:09 p.m.