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Northwest Alabama teacher chosen for Antarctic expedition

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Kathy Eldridge is always up for an adventure, and in December, the Muscle Shoals High science teacher will spend two weeks in Antarctica. Eldridge was among 35 educators from the United States and Canada chosen from 2,700 ...

Men Split in Pensacola Doubleheader, Women Fall

The University of Alabama in Huntsville men's tennis team split its two ...
The duo of Marta Briega and Abby Burks defeated Cassie Eldridge and Katie Stanford in a tightly contested match 9-8. In singles play, Marleen Gort participated in the most highly ...

Muscle Shoals teacher tabbed by National Georgraphic for Antarctica expedition

Kathy Eldridge will spend 14 days aboard National Geographic Explorer accompanied by Lindblad-National Geographic expedition experts. "It's definitely the adventure of a lifetime," Eldridge told the Times Daily. "I've always studied about arctic explorers ...

Former Crossett Paid Tax Preparer Among Defendants in Indictment

Eldridge said, "This case involves a scheme in which the defendants ...
Taylor, 50, now lives in Clanton, Alabama. A superseding indictment alleges that from 2009 until approximately December, 2011, the defendants unlawfully obtained the names and social ...

College roundup: Alabama, Auburn baseball splits twinbills

Alabama lost to Texas A&M 10-5 in the opener ...
In Game 2, Mac Seibert ended Game 2 with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh. Brady Eldridge (3-0) gave up 2 2 / 3 innings of two-hit relief. AUM plays at Point in a doubleheader at 3 p.m ...

Favorites have a much better Day 2 of NCAA Tournament

DK Eldridge had 11 points and Remi Barry and Tshilidzi Nephawa ...
murder in child's death Jury convicts grandmother of capital murder in child's death An Alabama jury has convicted a woman of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old ...

First of 8 Pleads Guilty in Tax Fraud/Identity Theft Scheme in El Dorado & Crossett

Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District ...
Gregory A. Taylor, age 50 of Clanton, Alabama (formerly from Crossett, Arkansas) - Venus M. Ford, age 34 of El Dorado - Shawn D. Carey, age 34 of El Dorado - Clarrise R.

The Selma Times‑Journal

Bernice Eldridge, of Selma, died on Friday ...
Mrs. Carolyn Eldridge Marshall and Mrs. Freddie Mae Eldridge Craig, all of Selma, Alabama; two brothers, Mr. James “Bossman” Richardson of Selma, Alabama and Mr. Ned Richardson of Bronx, New York; four ...

Eldridge Massington's Stock Exploding, Alabama Offer Latest

One of the fastest receivers for his size in the country, West Mesquite (TX) wideout Eldridge Massington has seen his offer list grow rapidly this spring, including a major offer on Wednesday morning. In an extraordinarily deep class at wide receiver in ...

Laid off Huntsville school workers speak out about losing jobs

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Kathy Eldridge is angry. Eldridge is now unemployed, having finished her last week as a clerical assistant at Providence Elementary. Eldridge is one of about 140 probationary support workers who have fallen victim this year to the ...

Denim Trench in the City

Photos by Melissa Leigh Hansen Photography Prada Sport denim trench coat similar here, Banana Republic knit tank similar here, Zara skinny trousers here, Ivanka Trump caged booties similar here, vint…

After a Twelve Year Mistake in Iraq, We Must Just March Home – Ron Paul

Twelve years ago last week, the US launched its invasion of Iraq, an act the late General William Odom predicted would turn out to be “the greatest strategic disaster in US history.” Before the attack…

Seeking perfection in a world full of mud

Bird Droppings March 29, 2015 Seeking perfection in a world full of mud “I have found there are those who can write and speak fluently and yet do not have anything to say and then there are those wh…

If you lived in America in the ‘60s, would you have marched with...

If you lived in America in the ‘60s, would you have marched with Martin Luther King? If you lived in Germany in the ‘40s, would you have stood up to the Nazi regime and demanded the liberation of the …

Man Shoots Son in the Butt Over Orange Juice…No, Seriously! (Video)

*In what can only be assumed was a “who drank all the damn orange juice!” meltdown moment, a Louisiana man is in custody after shooting his 18-year-old son in the butt during a fight about orange juic…

Looking for data in a data-less environment

Bird Droppings March 27, 2015 Looking for data in a data-less environment I read earlier this morning a dialogue of sorts from a young man who is currently serving in the military. He is trying to d…

March 25th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1937, Dr. W. W. Chandler, chief inspector of the Orange County Health Department, imposed a ninety day quarantine on Seal Beach dogs in response to three diagnosed cases of rabies. Pol…

Son Shot in the Butt by Father for Knocking over Orange Juice (PICS)

Lately on the news you hear about more parents taking extreme actions toward disciplining their adult children. What could possibly be contributing to this spike in parents using extreme measures toda…

Man Shoots Son In The Butt Over Orange Juice!

Another day, another OJ-related crime. LOLz! Baton Rouge, LA resident Eldridge Dukes was arrested on Sunday after he shot his 18-year-old son in the butt. The two were arguing over $1 million politi…

Pollo Tropical Opens in Eldridge, Texas

Pollo Tropical continues its Texas expansion with the opening of its Eldridge location this month. The restaurant at 13347 Westheimer Road is the fourth Pollo Tropical in the Houston area.


How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in ELDRIDGE ALABAMA

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.gov

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 Congress.gov 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.


Congress.gov 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 Congress.gov 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.”)



Fighting against human trafficking in ELDRIDGE ALABAMA

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.


The Guardian and a warning to ELDRIDGE 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.

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


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