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Mr. Steve Kelly


Funeral service for Mr. Steve Kelly 60 of Goodwater, AL; Thursday, April 2, 2015; 1 p.m.; St. James AME Church, Goodwater, AL. Burial, Macedonia Memorial Garden, Goodwater, AL. Armour’s Memorial Services in charge.

SWINDAL, ALAN


Alabama. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Langley Funeral Home. Dr. Swindall passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013 at East Alabama Medical Center. He was born on November 15, 1930 in Goodwater ...

Woman struck by lightning Monday in Coosa County


GOODWATER, Alabama -- A woman was struck by lightning Monday afternoon in Coosa County, according to a report on the WSFA Channel 12 News website. The woman was hit shortly after 5 p.m. on Weogufka Street in the town of Goodwater. An ambulance was called ...

Goodwater Cop Shoots Unarmed Man on Crutches


On Feb. 3, 2011 an unarmed man with a broken hip, who was using crutches to walk was shot by Goodwater, AL police officer for arguing with the Judge, Carlton Teel. There are numerous news articles on the incident. But they are all conflicting. Witnesses ...

Man shot twice by Goodwater police officer


GOODWATER, AL (WBRC) – The Goodwater Police department has called in the Alabama Bureau of Investigation after a man was shot twice by a police officer in Municipal Court Thursday morning. State Trooper Chad Joiner has confirmed there was an altercation ...

Cops: Man in courtroom shot after attacking judge


GOODWATER, AL (WSFA) - A man in court on domestic violence charges "attacked" and "attempted to forcibly obtain a firearm", according to Alabama Bureau of Investigation officials, and was shot by a police officer inside the small town of Goodwater's ...

Officer shoots man in Alabama courtroom


GOODWATER, Alabama (Reuters) - An Alabama police officer shot and wounded a defendant in a small town courtroom after he tried to grab a gun and attack a judge, authorities said on Thursday. But three witnesses gave a different version of events at the ...

Report: Shots Fired In Alabama Courtroom


Alabama– Two shots were fired in a courtroom in Goodwater, Alabama, and a man was removed on a stretcher, local media reported on Thursday. GOODWATER, Ala. (AP) — Police in central Alabama say an officer shot and wounded a man who attacked a judge and ...

Goodwater, Alabama Vacation Rentals


Goodwater, Alabama offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Goodwater, AL, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

East Coast Biotech Roundup: Sync Project, Epizyme, Bristol & More


Ben Fidler If you missed our latest biotech event, “New York’s Life Science Disruptors” this past Thursday, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. This week we’ll post an overview of the festivities, co…

Pager Raises $10.4M in First Funding


Pager, a New York City-based startup that...

Memebox Raises $29.35M in Funding


Memebox, a San Francisco, CA-based beauty...

Y Combinator Backed MEMEBOX Raises $29 Million to Expand Mobile Beauty Platform in the U.S. and Asia #memebox


With Its "Global First" Strategy, MEMEBOX is Revolutionizing Beauty E-commerce Through Data Science, Mobile, and Vertical Integration MEMEBOX, the fastest growing beauty e-commerce player in the world…

The Daily Startup: Memebox Raises $29M for Beauty-Product Sales


Art by Mike Lucas Venture investors have backed several beauty startups, and now Memebox is the latest to land funding with its $29 million round, Lizette Chapman reports for Dow Jones VentureWire. Li…

The Daily Startup: Memebox Raises $29M for Beauty-Product Sales


Art by Mike Lucas Venture investors have backed several beauty startups, and now Memebox is the latest to land funding with its $29 million round, Lizette Chapman reports for Dow Jones VentureWire. Li…

Korea’s Memebox raises US$29 million in Series B funding


Korean*beauty e-commerce startup Memebox raises US$29 million Funding will be used to expand its mobile and e-commerce offerings to China, the US and Korea Korea’s three-year-old beauty e-commerce sta…

Korea’s Memebox raises US$29 million in Series B funding


Korean beauty e-commerce startup Memebox raises US$29 million Funding will be used to expand its mobile and e-commerce offerings to China, the US and Korea Korea’s three-year-old beauty e-commerce …

Y Combinator Backed MEMEBOX Raises $29 Million to Expand Mobile Beauty Platform in the U.S. and Asia


SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, 2015 -- MEMEBOX, the fastest growing beauty e-commerce player in the world, today announced that it has raised $29.35 million in funding from Formation 8, Goodwater Capital, …

Cleveland State’s Quest for Big Dance Ends in Valparaiso


It wasn’t a surprising result. They were playing on the road. They were playing on the second night of a back-to-back. They were playing the conference champions. They were playing against a bigger te…




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People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015

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The Guardian and a warning to GOODWATER 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 [27]



The Guardian and a warning to GOODWATER 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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