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Body of Crescent man found in ditch

Authorities identified the body found in a ditch five miles north of the Iowa Department of Transportation station on North River Road as 52-year-old Albert J. Giramonti of rural Crescent. His body will be transported to the State Medical Examiner’s ...

Government finds health law co-ops are awash in red ink

Another one, the Iowa/Nebraska co-op, was shut down by regulators over financial concerns. The audit by the Health and Human Services inspector general's office also found that 13 of the 23 lagged far behind their 2014 enrollment projections. The probe ...

Cardinals win two to close regular season

Cardinals 9, Lansing 4. La Crescent made a Friday night trip to Iowa on July 24 to take on the Mudcats in Mississippi Valley League play. Like the first matchup this year, La Crescent had little trouble dispatching of Lansing. The Cards got on the board ...

Iowa News Headlines Wednesday

(Council Bluffs, IA) -- A Pottawattamie County worker mowing grass near the Missouri River has found the body of a man missing since last weekend. Authorities say 52-year-old Albert J. Giramonti of Crescent was found lying next to his ...

Man's body found near I-29 near Council Bluffs

Authorities have identified the body of a man found in a ditch north of Council Bluffs as 52-year-old Albert J. Giramonti of rural Crescent Iowa. BY. JEREMY: FIREFIGHTERS ARE BATTLING A HOUSE FIRE, NO WORD ON HOW IT STARTED OR ANY ONE WAS HOME.

Officials investigate death of Iowa man found by motorcycle

Authorities are investigating the death of a western Iowa man found near a motorcycle. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says the body of 52-year-old Albert J. Giramonti, of Crescent, was found Tuesday morning in a ditch north of Council Bluffs.

Family Asks for Help Finding Missing Man

Al Giramonti was last heard from Saturday, July 25th. Giramonti lives in Crescent, Iowa and was riding his motorcycle to visit a friend in Magnolia. He never made it to his friend. Giramonti is described as a 52-year-old white male. He is about 6 feet tall.

Body Found Near River Road North of Council Bluffs Identified

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – The body found near River Road just north of Council Bluffs has been identified. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 52-year-old Albert Giramonti of Crescent, Iowa. He was found in a ditch next to his ...

Iowa All Over: Milk a goat, taste goat cheese, see the view

Other stops include the Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, Harrison County Historical Village and Iowa Welcome Center in Missouri Valley and Loess Hills Woodworks in Crescent. Visitors to the creamery have the opportunity to milk a goat. Visitors who ...

The week’s odd news: China reprimands online companies for spread of sex video

They say Mogavero isn’t returning their calls and emails. Iowa community drops plan to shock official for fundraiser VAN METER, Iowa – The small Iowa city of Van Meter has dropped plans for a raffle that would have let the winner shock an official with ...

Israel Approves 300 New Settler Homes in Occupied West Bank, US ‘Deeply Concerned’

Palestinian did not immediately react to the announcement. ...
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Petroleum Companies Assume Injection Wells Factor In Crescent Area Earthquakes

Here's the News 9 report on the petroleum industry response to Increasing quake activity: CRESCENT, Oklahoma - In response to recent earthquakes in the Crescent, Oklahoma, area, operators of oil and g…
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The Guardian and a warning to CRESCENT IOWA: 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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Ten Most Wanted

The FBI is offering rewards for information leading to the apprehension of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Select the images of suspects to display more information.












    Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - First Degree Murder (3 Counts), Arson of an Occupied Structure

    REWARD: The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Robert William Fisher.

    Robert William Fisher is wanted for allegedly killing his wife and two young children and then blowing up the house in which they all lived in Scottsdale, Arizona in April of 2001.

    Fisher is physically fit and is an avid oupoorsman, hunter, and fisherman. He has a noticeable gold crown on his upper left first bicuspid tooth. He may walk with an exaggerated erect posture and his chest pushed out due to a lower back injury. Fisher is known to chew tobacco heavily. He has ties to New Mexico and Florida. Fisher is believed to be in possession of several weapons, including a high-powered rifle.

    Fisher has surgical scars on his lower back.

    • Robert W. Fisher


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How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted.

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to for the texts of the legislation.

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes. provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)



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