Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Roswell resident Bob Ferris shares his views on a recent golf outing in Washington, D.C.
I was encouraged to see that Georgia’s very own Senator Saxby Chambliss played golf with President Obama two weeks ago. This time spent walking the fairways follows up on a dinner with the President that our other Georgia Senator, Johnny Isakson, helped facilitate. I’m confident that these gestures are a genuine effort on both sides to look beyond partisan differences and to find common ground on the critical issues facing America today. As a supporter of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, I know that one area on which action is especially vital is reaching a bipartisan fiscal deal on our entitlements and tax code and getting our mounting national debt under control and on a downward path as a share of the economy. We need such an agreement to …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
'Great Gatsby' is playing this weekend in Roswell.
Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Baz Luhrmann's take on "The Great Gatsby," which is at times more style than substance – just like like the novel's main character himself – say some critics. "The Great Gatsby" is rated PG-13 and runs two hours and 22 minutes. It is now playing at Aurora Cineplex and Studio Movie Grill. For more theater information, show times and pricing, click the links above. Here's what else the critics are saying: Baz Luhrmann’s new film version of The Great Gatsby is stylish, slick, funny and entertaining—a bit detached at points, a bit overblown at others. That should be all that matters. — Jeremy Mathews, Paste Magazine Just because a film looks like it was dipped in 18-karat gold doesn’t mean it’s rich in quality. Take …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Do we move ahead as if nothing has happened? Where to do we go from here? Tell us in the comments below.
In the days since the Boston Marathon bombing and the firefight that ensued to capture the men suspected of planting the twin bombs, the national conversation has once again turned to the horror of attacks like the bombing and 9-11 as we try to process the tragedy. While some are reminded that for all the darkness in times like these, there are those who shine a light by running toward destruction to help. Others, however, process the mayhem differently and tend to become somewhat anxious about recurrences and potential vulnerability.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Got something to say? Patch is always looking to add great community bloggers!
Roswell Patch looking for bloggers who can riff on various topics, share their personality and engage our readers in discussions. Are you passionate about something in Roswell? Contact us! Whether it's food, family, schools, government, business, social issues, exercise, fashion or business–if it's your thing, we'd like you to consider blogging for Roswell Patch. Anyone may apply. We are specifically interested in talking with: Don't be shy! Roswell Patch is on a mission to recruit fresh voices and this is a great opportunity to make your voice heard. We want to hear what you have to say. Patch bloggers are not paid and will own their blogs, so if you are already blogging and want to share with our readers, too, let us know. This is a …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
A nonprofit organization is taking Gov. Nathan Deal to task for his neutral position on teens in Wilcox County, Ga., organizing an integrated prom.
Better Georgia, a progressive nonprofit organization, is criticizing Gov. Nathan Deal for "not taking sides" on an effort by four teenage girls to organize its first integrated prom in Wilcox County, Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal was asked last week whether he'd supported the high school students' efforts, which he declined through a spokesman. "This is a leftist front group for the state Democratic party and we're not going to lend a hand to their silly publicity stunt," Spokesman Brian Robinson said
Saturday, April 13, 2013
A federal judge has ordered the FDA to make the pregnancy preventative available to women of all ages without a prescription.
A recent ruling by a federal judge in Brooklyn has renewed controversy on reproductive rights. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman overturned a 2011 decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that the morning after pill only be available to girls under 17 years old via prescription. Sebelius' ruling went against a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommendation that the pill be available to all women and girls over the counter. The U.S. Justice Department is likely to file an appeal of Korman's ruling. Reaction to the ruling has been varied. "Today science has finally prevailed over politics," Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, said in a statement. On the other side of …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
One critic calls the 3D release, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the film, "an absolute must-see."
Saturday, April 6
'3D Jurassic Park' is rated PG-13 and runs 127 minutes. It's now playing at Studio Movie Grill in Roswell. For more theater information, show times and pricing, click the link above. From the film's official website: With his remastering of the epic into a state-of-the-art 3D format, Spielberg introduces the three-time Academy Award-winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allows longtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film’s original release. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Attenborough, the film based on the novel by Michael Crichton is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen. The film's premise, courtesy of IMDb…
The Georgia General Assembly was not able to pass a sweeping firearms bill that would have allowed gun owners to carry in churches, bars and on school campuses.
A proposal that would have allowed firearms to be carried in churches, college campuses and in bars died on the vine as the 2013 legislative session ended on Thursday. House Bill 512, which garnered much support across the state, sailed through the Georgia House of Representatives. However, its upper chamber counterpart, Senate Bill 101, could not muster enough support to pass before the close of the session. The issue over whether or not to allow firearms on the state's nearly 50 colleges and university campuses brought down the bill. However, supporters of the bill and the campus carry provision are confident the bill will return in 2014.
Friday, April 5, 2013
This is a film for you if you're looking for "a geyser of gore," critics say.
Take a young woman with a heroin addiction. Add two friends. Place them in an isolated cabin in the woods. Add her older brother. Then throw in a book of evil spells, malevolent sprits, a basement and trees that could be happy working for Saruman. Put the camera close to the ground and start killing everyone, slathering everything in guts and gore. Voila! You've created Evil Dead, the 2013 remake of Sam Raimi's 1981 cult classic. "Evil Dead" is rated PG-13 and runs 91 minutes. It's now playing at Aurora Cineplex and Studio Movie Grill. For more theater information, show times and pricing, click the links above. Here's what the critics are saying: When it was first announced that a remake of Sam Raimi’s classic 80s horror film was being …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Pulling a prank on someone can be done easily with these five April Fool's Day tips.
Perhaps you were the one who thought for weeks about the best and most elaborate schemes to fool your friends or family on April 1. Or perhaps you were the one who took advantage of the day and ran around shouting “April Fools” to every little thing. No matter your fooling style, one thing is for sure: the good-natured pranks of the day bring out the kid in all of us, regardless of age. Click here to read about April Fool's Day origins. In honor of April Fool’s Day, here are five fun and easy pranks to pull wherever you are, including some of our own and some we have rounded up for you: 1.) Prank your spouse or even your children. Ladies, at some point in the day, tell your husband, “Happy Anniversary!” He will panic, not realizing what …