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M'ville, Crown Point services mark Battle of Bulge, war deaths on Memorial Day


CROWN POINT/MERRILLVILLE | A Battle of the Bulge service saw eight ...
Barry Veden, president of Northern Indiana Chapter 30 Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, said the annual service has been held at the cemetery since a monument that commemorates ...

HS sports schedule: Indiana


Michigan City; Noon: Hobart vs. LaPorte; 5: Portage vs. Valparaiso; 7: Merrillville vs. Crown Point. Wednesday, May 27: 5: Chesterton-Hobart winner vs. Hobart-LaPorte winner; 7: Portage-Valparaiso winner vs. Merrillville-Crown Point winner Covenant ...

Indiana jury awards $32.5 million to woman injured in crash


CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) -- A northwestern Indiana jury has awarded $32.5 million to a woman left partially paralyzed and with severe brain injuries nine years ago when the car she was riding inside crashed with a truck on an interstate. The Lake County jury ...

Northwestern Indiana jury awards $32.5 million for woman injured in 2006 crash on I-65


CROWN POINT, Indiana — A northwest Indiana jury has awarded $32.5 million to a woman with a traumatic brain injury that left her partially paralyzed nine years ago when the car she was a passenger in struck a disabled semi-trailer on an interstate.

Jury awards $32.5 million to victim of 2006 traffic accident


CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A jury awarded $32.5 million to a Dyer, Indiana woman who suffered brain damage and left partially paralyzed in a traffic accident. Kristen Zak was injured Jan. 17, 2006 when the auto she was in skidded on ice on Interstate 65 in ...

Crown Point innovates with midde school spring camp


CROWN POINT — Even with the temperature hovering in the low 50s ...
Proudman hasn't played on the Northwest Indiana Junior Golf Association Tour yet but he will this summer. Vinovich said he has the potential to compete immediately next year for a ...

Crown Point man arrested for dragging dog behind tow truck


A Crown Point, Indiana man faces multiple charges of animal cruelty charges for dragging a Samoyed dog behind his tow truck on Sunday, reports the nwitimes.com. Callen L. Sharp, 48, of Gary, was charged on Tuesday with two felony and one misdemeanor count ...

Suit alleges NW Indiana mobile home park discriminated


CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is suing a northwestern Indiana mobile home park, alleging it discriminated against families with children in violation of the Fair Housing Act. A lawsuit filed Monday in federal court alleges Gentle ...

Northwest Indiana Companies Honored


CROWN POINT, Ind. - When it comes to working safely across all projects and jobsites, no one does it better than the hard-working men and women in Northwest Indiana’s construction industry. Each year, the Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable (NWIBRT ...

Dog Found in Niles Reunited With Northwest Indiana Owner 3 Years Later


The one they could trace, Rema, was linked to an animal hospital in Crown Point, Indiana - some 70 miles southeast of Niles. From there it was found a woman residing in Michigan City, Indiana - another 40 miles northeast of Crown Point - was the owner.

karnythia: Literally the only reason people think the past was all white is racism in Hollywood...
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karnythia: Literally the only reason people think the past was all white is racism in Hollywood. All the images of the past that you think are accurate from TV shows & movies produced during Jim Cro…

egoroffie: pinstripehourglass: Has anyone else tired of the grim realism “anyone can die” thing in...


egoroffie: pinstripehourglass: Has anyone else tired of the grim realism “anyone can die” thing in television? There is a point, I believe, at which character death and violence ceases to become m…

Family Of Missing Indiana Man Pleads For FBI To Get Involved In Search


http://media.chicago.cbsl ocal.com/CBSCHI_201505132 32552373AA.mp4 (CBS) –The family of a missing father from Crown Point is asking for the feds to get involved to help find him. Michael Hern…

Happy First Time Homeowners Darren and Clarissa Of Crown Point Indiana


Congratulations to 1st Time Homeowners Darren & Clarissa! Sold By Gina Avila of the Kim Odegard Team with the help …Continue reading →

Tropikist Beach Hotel & Resort, Hotels in Crown Point, Roxborough, Trinidad and Tobago


When you stay at Tropikist Beach Hotel Resort in Crown Point, you’ll be near the beach and minutes from Fort Millford and Store Bay. This beach hotel is within … The post Tropikist Beach Hotel & Reso…

Adam Farster to Appear with & Sign "Humalien" at Chemshaw 13 in Crown Point, IN


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Adam Farster to Appear with & Sign "Humalien" at Chemshaw 13 in Crown Point, IN


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Uber makes official launch in northwest Indiana


CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber is making is official debut in northwest Indiana. The (Munster) Times reports drivers have been operating in the area for Uber for some time before …

Carpenter Crown Point (IN) – Crown Point Carpenters


Carpenter Crown Point (IN) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Crown Point (IN). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Crown Point, Indiana work with, builds and fixes items and stru…

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The Guardian and a warning to CROWN POINT 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.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [6]

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The Guardian and a warning to CROWN POINT 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.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [27]



In CROWN POINT INDIANA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]










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