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Call 854-6060. Royal Manor Vineyard and Winery: 223 Royal Ave., Interlachen, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 386-684-6270. Table 1: 330 Florida A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Wine Down Wednesday’s with appetizers, 5:30-8 p.m. Call 280-5515. Tim’s Wine Market ...

University of Maine at Augusta fall/spring part-time dean’s list

Terry Powell, Gold Canyon, Arizona; Hsiu Mei Tsai, San Gabriel, California; Anthony Trejo, Redding, California; Kathlene Anderson, North Branford, Connecticut; Thomasina Hamilton, Newark, Delaware; Aida Marino-Smith, Interlachen, Florida; Julie Landi ...

Polk County Calendar of Veterans Events (July 31)

Interlachen St., Lake Alfred ...
VETERANS OF THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE Lakeland Florida Citrus Chapter No. 32 meets for a buffet lunch followed by a program of interest to veterans on second Saturdays, every other month at Cleveland Heights Golf and Country ...

NAACP jettisons Jefferson and Jackson: Why not the Democrat Party?

Author graduated from UNF in 2012 with honors (Magna Cum Laude). Author resides in a small colorful rural town named Interlachen, Florida (pronounced Inter-lock’n). His books can be found on and Barnes & Noble Online Bookstore.

Wine Tastings

3:30-6:30 p.m. (904) 221-6286. The Fresh Market: 840 Florida A1A N., Suite 200, Ponte Vedra Beach, 3:30-6:30 p.m. (904) 273-8460. Royal Manor Vineyard and Winery: 223 Royal Ave., Interlachen, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (386) 684-6270 or 916-8909. The Grotto ...

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Melbourne Walgreens Sold for $5.9M

A private investor purchased the retail building at 7780 Wickhm Rd. N in Melbourne, FL for $5.87 million, or about $403 per square foot, from V6 Corp. The 14,560-square-foot, freestanding retail building is located on the northeast corner of Interlachen in ...

Carol B. Smith, 68

Interlachen, FL — Carol Davis Bridges Headley Smith, 68, of Interlachen, Fla., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 19, 2013. She was a native of Haverhill, Massachusetts and graduated from Sanborn Seminary in Kingston, N.H. in 1962. In 1963 she ...

Hawthorne-Interlachen State Road 20 Expansion Coming Soon

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is one step closer to completing a road improvement project between Interlachen and Hawthorne. Officials discussed the final plans to renovate the remaining segment of State Road 20 at a public hearing on Sept.

Paid Obituaries

ALLEY -Jerry Lee Jr., 12, of Interlachen, died Monday, May 29, 2000 in Interlachen. He was a native of Arcadia, FL and had lived in Interlachen for the past 21/2 years, coming from Desoto County, FL. He was completing the 6th grade at C.H. Price Middle ...

Coziest night ever

Igår vaknade vi alla vid 6.30. Hade barnen själv. Så vi hade en mysig morgon innan vi droppade S vid camp. Jag och A åkte till lekparken. Sen hängde vi hemma lite. Lekte, snapchatade en timme. Hon gjo…

Man allegedly strikes other man with beer bottle for no reason

Alexander David Gonzalez, 24(Photo: PCSO) PALATKA, Fla. — An Interlachen man was arrested Sunday morning and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for striking another man over the hea…
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The Guardian and a warning to INTERLACHEN 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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How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in INTERLACHEN FLORIDA

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 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 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. 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 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.”)


Cautions with Jasbug in INTERLACHEN FLORIDA

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]


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