Monthly Archives: November, 2009

Movement to ban divorce in California

Written by Janet I really don’t think this idea will carry much weight.  There’s a movement in California that seems ripped from the pages of Comedy Central writers, John Marcotte wants to put a measure on the ballot next year to ban divorce in California.   The effort is meant to be a satirical statement after …

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Woman, 100, given high school diploma

Written by Janet A Toronto high school student finally received her diploma.  Mary Arnott, 100, said she regretted not being able to obtain a high school diploma at St. Peter’s Girls High School on Staten Island, despite the fact she later sought additional education. She said she kept going to business school and more night …

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Inmate wins appeal of NJ ban on prison preaching

Written by Janet The decision just down, a New Jersey prison inmate has won his lawsuit which once banned  him from preaching in the prison where he is an inmate.   Howard Thompson Jr. is an inmate at the New Jersey State Prison and an ordained Pentecostal minister. He had been conducting weekly worship services until …

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4 Police Officers Shot Dead Near Washington State Air Force Base

THE FALLEN HEROES>>>> Top left:  Ronald Owen, 37 Top Right:  Mark Renniger, 39 Bottom left:  Greg Richards, 42 Bottom Right:  Tina Griswold, 40 Written by Janet This just in from Washington > Four police officers were shot dead in an ambush at a Washington state coffee house.  This attack occurred east of McChord Airforce Base.   …

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Huckabee leaning against another presidential run

Written by Janet Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, says he’s leaning slightly against running for president in 2012 but says it’s far too early to say what he will do. According to Huckabee, the 2010 congressional elections turn out will affect his decision. He also will be looking at whether the Republican Party is willing …

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Divorce in the Military

Written by Janet In the armed forces, the divorce rate continues to climb, despite the military’s attempt to help couples.  It has been estimated that there are 27,312 divorces among roughly 765,000 married members of the active-duty Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps in the 12 months that ended Sept. 30. That is a …

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Man accused of smuggling woman into US and holding daughter for ransom

Written by Janet The human smugglers are getting more demanding.  A Mexican national, helped a woman sneak her daughter into the United States, but he then refused to give the girl up, and demanded a ransom.  Emanuel De La Costa-Valdiva, 32, of Mexico, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of human trafficking, kidnapping and extortion, according …

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Fears over Basildon Hospital first raised in 2001

Written by Janet This is a follow up to last year’s case of children dying in Basildon Hospital in Britain….since then a nurse was arrested, and the following information, from a further investigtion has now come to light. Instead of expressing concern at the alarming figures, Alan Whittle said the statistics would be “very damaging …

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6,000 Invading Camels to Be Shot in Australian Town

Written by Janet This story just won’t die down.  Australian authorities plan to corral about 6,000 wild camels with helicopters and gun them down after they overran a small Outback town in search of water, trampling fences, smashing tanks and contaminating supplies. The Northern Territory government announced its plan Wednesday for Docker River, a town of …

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Another Holiday Ban———as usual

Written by Janet Can this state ever get anything right? Oh yeah, that’s right, Bill O’Reilly called our governor a moron last year. Well the holiday ban is soon to begin….The nativity crèche and the menorah are no longer welcome inside the Washington state Capitol after Gov. Chris Gregoire banned non-government displays, including religious ones, …

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