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Proposed alcohol bills pass Senate, House committees

The state court ruled last week that a 2009 law passed by the Alabama Legislature was unconstitutional since it prohibited residents in Blount, Clay and Randolph counties from holding such votes. Cities in Alabama's 64 other counties with at least 1,000 ...

Area shooter captures second place in desert clay event

Two-time World Sporting Clay Champion Bill McGuire won second place out of a field of 1,000 shooters in the Nad Al Sheba Desert Shooting Competition, held last week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tournament, which offers the richest purse of any ...

John Clay's notes: SEC's best work has been against Kentucky

So, as my friend Kevin Scarbinsky of correctly notes ...
"They should be able to decide how they want it operated." Bravo, Bruce. John Clay: (859) 231-3226. Email: Twitter: @johnclayiv. Blog:

MLB Picks for AL East: Futures Odds & Early Forecast

A lot will hinge on Clay Buchholz in those regards ...
and asked me what team is the most capable of finishing ahead of Boston in the AL East, my choice would be the Toronto Blue Jays (+275). Similar to Boston, the Blue Jays projected top five hitters ...

Legislation would restore right of small Alabama towns to sell alcohol

More than 30 elections have been held since the Legislature amended the law in 2009 to allow elections in these small towns, except those in Clay, Randolph and Blount counties. The Alabama Supreme Court's decision came as part of its ruling in a Blount ...

Troy Baseball Falls at Alabama State

Clay Holcomb singled to start the third before Nick Masonia ...
all the way to the center field wall and all three runners to score handing Troy a 7-6 lead. Alabama State again responded in the third with five runs off five hits. The Hornets were able ...

Clay could switch library board to committee

“The city can fund the library and run the library, but it will not be recognized by the state as a public library,” said Alabama Public Library Service Director Nancy Pack. “It will be your Clay Municipal Library, an independent library totally ...

Four-star Georgia CB Chad Clay releases top six, Buckeyes make the cut: Buckeyes recruiting

The top six is in no particular order. Rated by 247Sports the No. 18 cornerback in the class, Clay also has offers from Auburn, Texas A&M, Clemson, Nebraska and others. He also has drawn interest from Alabama, Florida State, Louisville, Miami (Fla.),

Justice of the Day - HUGO BLACK

Today’s Justice of the Day is: HUGO BLACK. Justice Black was born on this day, February 27, in 1886. Justice Black was born in Clay County, Alabama, the state from which he would be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. He attended one ...

Alabama Football Recruiting Offers of the Week

The Crimson Tide offered Simmons on Thursday, and Simmons committed right away: Pinson is currently rated a 3-star prospect and the No. 86 receiver in the country from just down the road at Clay-Chalkville High School. Alabama was only his second SEC offer ...

WATCH: Ronda Rousey Beats Cat Zingano in Clay Animation

Ronda Rousey defeated Cat Zingano in 14 seconds Saturday night in UFC 184. (Getty) Ronda Rousey said she wanted to beat Cat Zingano within 15 seconds at last weekend’s UFC 184 so the video could be p…

The Kaburenjo Theater in Gion

“…I didn’t understand what I was seeing at the moment, but I now know that only a tiny part of the compaund was devoted to the school. The massive building in the back was actually the Kaburenjo Theat…

First Sunrise in March

This was an unexpected surprise. The cloud cover was predicted to be really high so I wasn’t expecting much in the way of color or variation. Another reminder that patience and perseverance can pay of…

Police hope new technology helps solve 1985 cold case homicide in Clay County

CLAY COUNTY, Mo. – Bones, which were discovered by a dog and his owner, once again have the attention of local law enforcement. It is believed they are the remains of a woman from a 1985 homicide cold…

Police chase in Clay Co. leads to 3 arrests

CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Some wanted fugitives were behind bars Tuesday morning after a late night chase in Clay County. It started just after 10 p.m. Monday. That’s when Clay County Sheriff’s depu…

cassius clay the greatest

cassius clay the greatest

How To Make A Head; Clay Armatures and building Hollow.

The Bust The key reason making heads is so hard is that the perception (the way we use our knowledge) that we have built up over our lifetime of what shape the head is, is based around communication …

Testing Tim Holtz Distress Ink & Stain on Polymer Clay

Video #632: Although this product did not react negatively with Premo clay… it also did not adhere very well to my test samples. Topics Covered In This Video: Today in the PcT Test Lab we are tes…

Hands in clay and coal :P

Hands in clay and coal :P

Whitby School visits Clay Art Center

For two Mondays this winter, first and second graders from the Whitby school in Greenwich, CT visit Clay Art Center to learn about ceramics. In conjunction with our national invitational Greenscapes:O…


Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in CLAY ALABAMA

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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The Guardian and a warning to CLAY ALABAMA: 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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Beans and peas are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc

Beans and peas are unique foods

bowl of beansBeans and peas are the mature forms of legumes. They include kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, lima beans, black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), split peas and lentils. They are available in dry, canned, and frozen forms. These foods are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc. They are similar to meats, poultry, and fish in their contribution of these nutrients. Therefore, they are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Many people consider beans and peas as vegetarian alternatives for meat. However, they are also considered part of the Vegetable Group because they are excellent sources of dietary fiber and nutrients such as folate and potassium. These nutrients, which are often low in the diet of many Americans, are also found in other vegetables. Because of their high nutrient content, consuming beans and peas is recommended for everyone, including people who also eat meat, poultry, and fish regularly. The USDA Food Patterns classify beans and peas as a subgroup of the Vegetable Group. The USDA Food Patterns also indicate that beans and peas may be counted as part of the Protein Foods Group. Individuals can count beans and peas as either a vegetable or a protein food. Green peas, green lima beans, and green (string) beans are not considered to be part of the beans and peas subgroup. Green peas and green lima beans are similar to other starchy vegetables and are grouped with them. Green beans are grouped with other vegetables such as onions, lettuce, celery, and cabbage because their nutrient content is similar to those foods.

How to count beans and peas in the USDA food patterns:

Generally, individuals who regularly eat meat, poultry, and fish would count beans and peas in the Vegetable Group. Vegetarians, vegans, and individuals who seldom eat meat, poultry, or fish would count some of the beans and peas they eat in the Protein Foods Group. Here´s an example for both ways:

Count the number of ounce-equivalents of all meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, and seeds eaten.

  1. If the total is equal to or more than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group (which ranges from 2 ounce-equivalents at 1000 calories to 7 ounce-equivalents at 2800 calories and above) then count any beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.OR

  2. If the total is less than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group, then count any beans and peas eaten toward the suggested intake level until it is reached. (One-fourth cup of cooked beans or peas counts as 1 ounce equivalent in the Protein Foods Group.) After the suggested intake level in the Protein Foods Group is reached, count any additional beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.



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