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Judith K. Kollar, 69


Judy is survived by her three children: James Decker of Savannah, Georgia, A, Alise (John) Hickman of Bedford, Indiana and Anthony Kollar; six grandchildren; her sister, Cathie (James) Tanner, of Houston, Texas; brothers, Arnie (Jean) Skogebo of ...

Gold Tip Shooter Levi Morgan Wins First Leg of the IBO National Triple Crown


Orem, UT-(Ammoland.com)- Gold Tip and Bee Stinger pro shooter Levi Morgan added another championship to his quickly growing 2015 resume this weekend when he won the first leg of the IBO Triple Crown in Bedford, Indiana. Morgan’s win came in a shoot-off ...

Two Story Colonial Located in Country Club Area


900 E. Jackson, Fairfield $274,900 MLS#15924 Colonial style two-story home built of Bedford Indiana Limestone. The exterior landscaping draws you to the front entry & foyer with view of the staircase to upper level, large living room with ...

Lawrence County Vietnam vets, who remember harsh homecoming, are recognized for their service


BEDFORD, Indiana — For 30 years, Hank Marshall would not buy military veteran hats, and he certainly would not say he was a Vietnam War veteran. The Mitchell native served a combat tour in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot in 1969. He was with the United ...

Matney: NU’s architecture should follow legacy, not latest trends


Right now, one of the few unifying threads of most of the building designs on campus is merely the recommendation to use limestone taken from a quarry in Bedford, Indiana, that maintains the specified “standard buff color.” When the University created ...

Patricia A. Brown


Bedford, Indiana, John Brown and wife Nancy, Kokomo, and Richard Brown and wife Mary, Tipton. She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Colleen Brown, Atlanta, Georgia and one brother-in-law, Bob Jones of Michigan. Nieces and nephews of Pat’s include ...

Southern Indiana man, 72, dies after riding lawn mower overturns on hillside


BEDFORD, Indiana — Southern Indiana police say a 72-year-old man died after his new riding lawn mower overturned and trapped him beneath it as he was mowing a hillside. The Times-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/1H5rLvP) that a police officer and a ...

Vandals Damage An Indiana Covered Bridge, Write ‘Hail Satin’


According to WBIW (Bedford, Indiana), the vandals also spray-painted racial slurs ...
you can probably see why the vandals’ attempt at a Swastika is, like “Hail Satin,” rather careless. Pat McFadden of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department ...

GM announces $29M investment in Bedford, Indiana plant


The General Motors plant in Bedford, Indiana will support production of two new engines and other auto parts, GM announced Thursday. GM says it's investing around $332 million in four manufacturing sites to build more fuel-efficient engines and transmissions.

Bedford, Indiana Powertrain Plant To See $49 Million Investment To Support Future Engines, Transmissions


Starting soon, GM’s Powertrain facility in Bedford, Indiana will be responsible for producing components for an upcoming eight-speed transmission destined for future small engines. According to General Motors, the plant will receive $49 million for ...

What Buyers Want in a Home


What do buyers want in a home? Is it location? Is it size? Could it be an endless list of amenities ? According to a survey done by The National Association of Homebuilders, they want all of the above…

Renovated 3 bedroom apartment in Bedford Stuyvesant


Click for details 207 Sumpter Street, 2 - Bedford - Stuyvesant, New York Spacious 3 bedroom located 2 blocks from the Ralph ave stop in Bed Stuy.2 Spacious rooms, with a third that can be used as an…

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Hundreds sign up for Yarl’s Wood protest calling for an end to detention – Bedford Today


bedfordburrow: Support this demo at Yarls Wood on 6th June. Even Richard Fuller, Bedford & Kempston MP, will be speaking in support. Originally posted on Keeping track of Richard Fuller MP : Hundre…

PCC Olly Martins slams Bedford MP Richard Fuller’s criticism over referendum as ‘utter rubbish’ | Luton on Sunday


bedfordburrow: Fuller and Martins having a little domestic over police budget referrendum Originally posted on Keeping track of Richard Fuller MP : PCC Olly Martins slams Bedford MP Richard Fuller’s…

Wow House: Hilltop Views in Bedford


This 4,225-square-foot front porch colonial is located on Falcon Woods Court in Bedford, and it has four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. It was built in 2000. http://ift.tt/1Hy80jI

57 Reasons why living in Bedford ruins your life…


Back in the mists of time (2014) Buzzfeed posted 57 Reasons Why Living in London Ruins your Life.  We’re not ones to jump on bandwagons immediately, so six months later here are our 57 Reasons Living …

Hemlock Ravine Park in Bedford Nova Scotia


Please scroll down for full sized downloadable gallery. Photos taken Oct 7 2008 after hurricane Huan came through and  before the effects of the Fukushima radiation fallout that has now caused serious…

Prosecutor rules deadly police shooting in Bedford was justified


John Hebebrand’s knife (Photo courtesy: Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office) CLEVELAND- Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty announced the fatal shooting of John Hebebrand was justified. Police we…




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The Guardian and a warning to BEDFORD INDIANA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in BEDFORD INDIANA ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]




Domestic violence in BEDFORD INDIANA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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