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Diane Gonzales was 17 at the time she disappeared from Gulfport, Mississippi in June of 1973 ...
It's centered on throwing a dead mullet, which is a fish, over the Alabama-Florida state line to see who can throw it the farthest. The mullet toss is named ...

Gulfport police: Man killed 17-year-old wife, missing since 1973, day before anniversary


Gulfport police said her husband, Robert Gonzales, who died in 2007, had admitted killing her the day before their second wedding anniversary and hiding her body in the woods. But he was granted a divorce in September 1974 and moved to Florida where he ...

Remains found in County back office match woman missing for 40 years


Gulfport police said Robert even admitted to killing her the ...
Delores' family finds closure, but her husband will not be prosecuted. He moved to Florida and died in 2007. Delores' remains will finally be buried.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday April 26


Florida Orchestra Pops Series ...
General admission includes samples of two competing chefs, additional tastes, $5 each. 5 p.m., Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. $15, $50 VIP ticket. KIDS AND FAMILY Tampa Bay Rays: It's Family Fun Day ...

Police: DNA tests reveal man killed 17-year-old wife in 1973


GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say DNA tests prove a ...
Detectives compared DNA to relatives and realized it was Delorise Gonzales. Robert Gonzales moved to Florida and remarried. A motive for the killing hasn't been revealed.

Gulf Coast Cold Case Solved After 41 Years


Gulfport Police now say Robert Gonzales killed his young bride although he was never arrested and charged. He moved to Florida in 1974 and died in 2007. Choctaw County authorities will hold a press conference tomorrow afternoon in Butler, Alabama.

Gulf Coast VA gets 80 new housing vouchers for homeless vets from Gulfport to Fort Walton Beach


The VA and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is spending more than $417,000 on the vouchers, which were distributed to public housing authorities in Gulfport, Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The Gulfport ...

Mustang Brandon Lam is at the Top of the Batting Order For Many Florida Colleges


Lam enjoyed the tour and said “the players were all very welcoming.” Stetson University is located in Gulfport, Florida which is only about 45 minutes away from his family. What he likes best about the school is that he knows he will still be close to ...

Law Society of Ireland wins Stetson's International Environmental Moot Court


The Law Society of Ireland won the 19th Annual International Environmental Moot Court Competition on April 18 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. Michelle Ryan of the Law Society of Ireland was named Best Oralist in the Final Round.

Gulfport police seek hit-and-run suspect


Gulfport, Florida -- Police are asking for the public's help in finding out who is responsible for a hit and run that injured a child, and released a video of the crash. About 7:15 p.m. April 6, the car runs a red light at the intersection of 15th Avenue ...

New Mexico man arrested in Gulfport after wielding gun, stealing meds from Walgreens


Gulfport officers on Thursday arrested 26-year-old Ian David Sims, of Corrales, NM, on an armed robbery charge.

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Alex took this picture as we were approaching the marina. Today turned into a race.  It didn’t start out that way: when we left Dunedin, the weather-gurus were saying it should be fine.  A few hours …

My favorite Gulfport area


View image | gettyimages.com Other than a few of the hole in the wall places we’ve found, my favorite area in Gulfport is around the Hard Rock Casino.  The casino itself doesn’t interest me. But, th…

Flooding in Gulfport


It’s been raining for a couple of days now in Gulfport.  Actually, rain may be a weak word for it.  Monsoons at times is a better description.  It’s been so crappy that even the dogs have looked at me…

What Consumers Should Look For When Buying Patio Furniture In Gulfport


By Joanna Walsh An ordinary backyard can be easily transformed with the addition of some inviting outdoor furniture. Whether it's for family picnics and gatherings, or for simply soaking up some ra…

Cinema By the Shore Begins Again April 17, 2015 in Gulfport at Jones Park


Join us this Friday, April 17th because Cinema By The Shore movie nights in Jones Park are back! Come early to jump on one of the many bounce houses or get a balloon from one of the Shriner clowns…

Springfest Fun in Gulfport, Florida


Where else could you spend your day surrounded by fairies and gnomes while walking through paths sprinkled with glitter?  Yep, that’s Springfest in Gulfport.  Take this weekend to celebrate Spring amo…

You forgot your couch in Gulfport


I was walking Daisy this morning and we decided to change up the route.  We ended up walking by a couple of empty foundations that I assume are the results of Hurricane Katrina. Actually, there are s…

What Consumers Should Look For When Buying Patio Furniture In Gulfport


By Joanna Walsh There is no better way to enjoy the beauty of one's backyard than to be able to sit back comfortably in a cozy lounger or chair and admire the gardens, wildlife, pool, or other feat…

Police investigating homicide in Gulfport


Gulfport police say they are investigating a homicide that occurred early Sunday morning. Police investigating homicide in Gulfport




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The Guardian and a warning to GULFPORT FLORIDA: 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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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in GULFPORT FLORIDA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

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What do you know about abuse of women in GULFPORT FLORIDA ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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