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Local lifters place at state powerlifting meet


ABILENE — Two lifters from Emory Rains and Caddo Mills finished sixth in their weight classes at the state powerlifting meet this weekend. Miguel Hernandez of Rains finished sixth in the 123-pound class in Division II at the Texas High School ...

Robert H. Taylor and the Civil War


Among signers of the broadside from the north Texas area were Emory Rains, James W. Throckmorton, and Robert H. Taylor. In addition to signing the Address to the People of Texas, Robert Taylor apparently hurried home to try to sway voters against the ...

Arizona man, Kyle V. Gibbs, honored as Carnegie Hero for pulling woman from burning home


The Rev. Neil Crass and his son, Hunter O'Neil Crass, helped when three 14-year-old boys broke through the ice covering the Emory River in Harriman ...
New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. The Carnegie Hero awards are named for Pittsburgh steel ...

List of people being honored as Carnegie Heroes


Charles David Jordan, 63, of Houston, Texas, who saved a 34-year-old woman from being mauled ...
who helped save three boys from drowning in the ice-covered Emory River in February 2014. — Kyle V. Gibbs, 36, of Morenci, Arizona, who helped save a 69 ...

Dowell remembered for contributions to Emory


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who served Emory for over 40 years as a gifted educator and administrative leader in Emory College of Arts and Sciences (ECAS), died March 16, in Dallas, Texas. He was 78. Born in New York City, Dowell graduated from Princeton University in 1958 with ...

East TX Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Murdering Grandmother


EMORY, TX -- An East Texas man, Brandon Couch, 33, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2012 murder of his grandmother, Mattie Couch, 78. A jury convicted Couch last week and he elected to have the judge issue his sentence instead of the jury.

Texas A&M Science To Induct Three into Academy of Distinguished Former Students


Ballinger received a bachelor of science in zoology in 1983 and a master of science in wildlife and fisheries sciences in 1987 from Texas A&M, as well as a Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1993 from Emory University. After postdoctoral training at the University ...

Houseman, John Emory


John Emory HousemanDec. 6, 1919 - Mar. 17 ...
John and Jean moved to Abilene, Texas to be near family in 1993.John was preceded in death by his wife Jean.He is survived by his daughter, Jill Geeslin and her husband, Bert; grandson, George Geeslin ...

2015 NCAA Division III Championships: Day 3 Finals Live Recap


Night three of finals at the NCAA Division III Championships is poised to be a big night for the team title races in Shenandoah, Texas. The Emory women (323.5 points) look to build on their 71.5 point lead over second place Denison (252) after they took ...

Andrew Wilson of Emory Breaks D3 100 Breast Record


The NCAA Division III Championships concluded its second day in Shenandoah, Texas on Thursday. Hear what the winners have to say about their record-breaking performances. Reed Dalton claimed his crown in the 100 butterfly as well as resetting the D3 NCAA ...

Not What Sandberg Had In Mind – This One May Need to “Lean Out”


A new book about gender has created controversy, but perhaps for all the wrong reasons.  How would you like to know that women are the superior gender, and that we actually don’t need men at all? I do…

Adam Emory Albright (1862 – 1957)


Hand Shadows Children On Seashore With Lobsterman Children In A Field Supper Call On The Farm A Welcome Signal Daydream – White House Gypsy Children At The River’s Edge Children Playing With A…

profeminist:Women of Color Working in STEM Fields Are Frequently...


profeminist: Women of Color Working in STEM Fields Are Frequently Mistaken for Janitors  Almost half of Black and Latina women working as scientists have been mistaken for a janitor or administrator t…

Sacred Geometry: Tibetan Week at Emory University


A funny thing happened on the way to a field trip. On Monday, I took my class on “Creation Theology, Spirituality, and the Arts” to the Michael C. Carlos Museum to see the various exhibits on creation…

Reinders, “Buddhist and Christian Responses to the Kowtow Problem in China”


This May, Bloomsbury Publishing will release “Buddhist and Christian Responses to the Kowtow Problem in China” by Eric Reinders (Emory University).  The publisher’s description follows: The most comm…

“Reality Is Sinking In” For Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Family


I’ve heard so many people wonder why Bobby Brown hasn’t agreed to take Bobbi Kristina Brown off life support. I understand the position, but I can also see why it would be SO difficult for Bobby to de…

Democracy in Emory | by Linda Brendle


When I sit down to write a post, I sometimes begin with definitions. This was one of those times. I found several definitions of democracy, but all of them began with government “by the people.” That’…

Emory Cohen stars in one of the most ant


Emory Cohen stars in one of the most anticipated films at Sundance http://bit.ly/1wMtAXV Filed under: Acting Classes in NYC

Atlanta’s Emory University offers course on Ferguson and Michael Brown killing


Emory University students staged a “die-in” in Atlanta in protest of the rash of police shootings of black men. ATLANTA — A prestigious Georgia university is offering a fall course that examines the…

Atlanta’s Emory University offers course on Ferguson and Michael Brown killing


Emory University students staged a “die-in” in Atlanta in protest of the rash of police shootings of black men. ATLANTA — A prestigious Georgia university is offering a fall course that examines the …




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In EMORY TEXAS: 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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The Guardian and a warning to EMORY TEXAS: 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]



The importance of local education funding in EMORY TEXAS

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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