This is as close to an episode of COPS as I want to get.
Yesterday, as I was leaving my parent’s tranquil neighborhood in Morgantown, WV I was nearly run off the road by an unknown person in a Honda CRV. My interest was piqued when I noticed he was being closely followed by a police car, lights flashing in full-on car chase mode. Not too far behind where a couple more cruisers in hot pursuit. I found out later they finally caught up with the allegedly stolen vehicle after an extensive chase.
Now I really want some ‘spike strips’ of my own.
Here are some local news reports on the incident:
WDTV CBS Channel 5:MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE
WBOY NBC Channel 12:Police Chase Man Through Morgantown
I have received some pressure lately to join Facebook and/or Twitter. Mostly because people are concerned I’ve fallen off the face of the earth or worse. Instead of bending to peer pressure I thought an update to Stewsnews might be in order.
I cannot promise that I’ll be very regular with my posts; my life is just not that interesting these days. However, I’ll try my best to put something up even if is just the occasional photo.
I am still in the process of making cosmetic changes to the site. For now I am using the vSlider theme from iRui.ac with a slightly modified color scheme. Please bear with me as I try and make improvements. Comments are back up and running with an extra spam filter in place, let’s hope it works!
The new colors are only temporary, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Even though I am living in the home of China’s most famous beer I doubt I’ll be able to locate any of the green variety. Oh well.
After leaving Qingdao for my winter vacation last month my first stop was Korea.
Unfortunately, I dropped my camera my second day there so I do not have many photos. Luckily, I was able to get my camera fixed in my next port-of-call, Frankfurt. Due to a somewhat random chain of events my father was able to take some time off and meet me in Europe. We had a great time traveling around doing the museum-church-historic site-museum route.
To say it has been a while would be a major understatement. I don’t know if there is anyone still reading this little blog of mine; I have been away from keyboard and mouse for sometime. At first it was just the cold weather which was making me lethargic, then the end-of-term push that kept me away, eventually I left China for a while to do some traveling.
But never fear loyal readers I am alive and well. I will get photos and entries posted of my misadventures to Korea, Germany, Switzerland, and back to Korea soon. In the meantime enjoy this taste of things to come.
I want to thank my brother Kris for stepping in and shutting down the comments before the spammers had a chance to really take over. I am going to keep them turned off for the time being. If you really want to reach me you’ll just have to stay tuned.
(This is actually Kris, Stew’s brother.)
Due to the proliferation of comment spam, I’ve temporarily disabled adding new comments for Stew’s blog. The comments link still appears, but there’s no way to create an account which is now necessary to add comments.
Once I’ve researched and implemented an better way to combat the comment spam, I’ll turn comments back on.
As loyal readers may have noticed Stewsnews has been unavailable for a few days. My hosting provider had some down time due to unknown reasons. It looks like things are back up and running, but I am considering switching hosts. In the mean time enjoy this photo of one of the many modes of transportation found on the roads of China.
Just a short note to let everyone know I have arrived in Qingdao. Although today was the first day of school for the students， I do not start until next week. The school administrators figure I need at least that long to re-adjust to living in China.
Until I have some interesting to say I suggest reading about my friends Andy and Sarah and their new baby：http://lewisesintheham.blogspot.com/. Congrats！