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Emagine's Birmingham theater to offer 'seat licenses'

Emagine Theaters and Ironwood Grill received final site plan approval Wednesday to operate inside the Palladium Building. The project next goes before the City Commission sometime in May. (Photo: Carroll DeWeese) Forget about a membership-only concept at ...

AP boys and girls all-state hoops teams

HONORABLE MENTION: Darren Austin, Union City; Malcolm Cohen, Warren Michigan Collegiate; Tony DeWitte, Grandville Calvin Christian; Jake DiGiorgio, Ironwood; Collin Dove, Vestaburg; Blake Dunn, Saugatuck; Devin Edwards, Jackson Lumen Christi; Grant Gage ...

Ironwood Expands Product Offering to Include Wide Belt Sanders

Grand Rapids, MI – Ironwood expands its product portfolio into the sanding market with the introduction of their new line of heavy-duty wide belt sanders. Ideal for the solid wood manufacturing market, the Ironwood Wide Belt Sander series offers heavy ...

'The Way We Worked' Smithsonian exhibit opens next week in Ironwood

Those offerings will be held in and around Ironwood, and will also include some events in ...
season” boost to the economies in both northern Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan. For instance, this same exhibit while housed in Kansas had six host sites ...

First look: Emagine aims to make Birmingham Palladium the "crown jewel" movie experience in Michigan

As movie theaters find themselves against more competition than ever before, Emagine theaters have helped change the movie-going experience for people in Michigan ...
There will be five movie screens with an Ironwood Grill restaurant, and a VIP twist ...

AP Class C boys basketball All-State list

Darren Austin, Union City; Malcolm Cohen, Warren Michigan Collegiate; Tony DeWitte, Grandville Calvin Christian; Jake DiGiorgio, Ironwood; Collin Dove, Vestaburg; Blake Dunn, Saugatuck; Devin Edwards, Jackson Lumen Christi; Grant Gage, Carson City ...

Seven athletes, '43 football team to be inducted into Ironwood Area Sports Hall of Fame

He established the high school ski program in Ironwood in 1957. He also introduced skiing into the grade school physical education program and started a racing program for grade schoolers. In 1992, he was elected to the Michigan Ski Coaches Hall of Fame.

Ironwood meth suspect sentenced

Mark Overton took a plea deal back in November of 2014 and had all charges against him dropped, except for Possession of Meth. Wednesday Overton was sentenced to six months in jail, but was credited for 169 days (5 ½ months). Overton was also sentenced to ...

Man to plea after threatening to make New York City police killings look like child's play

IRONWOOD, MI - A man who allegedly sent threatening texts to an Upper Peninsula drug team has agreed to plead guilty to sending an interstate threatening communication. Can Atakan Altan, a.k.a. John Altan, sent a text to a state police trooper that ...

Ironwood, Michigan Vacation Rentals

Ironwood, Michigan 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 Ironwood, MI, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

Brighid in the Dumpster, Brân in the Bad Heroin

Úlfdís Járnviðar: <3 Originally posted on : “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”  –Oscar Wilde He’s fumbling with a flashlight. I’m drunk tonight, stumblin…

Connecting hot lava to natural hot springs: The Big Island's sublime drive in Puna

For more than a dozen miles, the Kehena-Pohoiki Scenic Drive in Puna (the far southeast of the Big Island) penetrates an astounding coastal gardenscape. And unlike other coastal cruises in Hawaii, thi…

Sword in the Darkness

It seems like I just finished up the first couple of episodes of this series, and yet here’s another one already! It feels like they’re getting churned out pretty quickly, but that’s not necessarily a…

Comment on Is a married clergy on Pope Francis’ agenda? I hope not by Grace Ironwood

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Just Listed in Fair Haven!

30 Katherine Street – Fair Haven, New Jersey I just listed a great 4 bedroom home on a quiet cul-de-sac in the River Oaks section of Fair Haven. As soon as you walk in the door you see the quality an…

Anneke Scott & Ironwood – Mozart: Stolen Beauties (2015)

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In Ironwood's Oversize Locker//Closed RP with Professor-Goodwitch

guyliner-of-sass: Roman laughed at Glynda’s reply, looking down at his arms with mock worry. Once the car was parked, he admired the house and got out of the vehicle. "You live here…" He breathed. "Y…

Ironwood Gourmet Acacia Wood Large Promo Offer

Ironwood Gourmet Acacia Wood Large Salad Utensils Traditional salad serving set made of beautiful Acacia wood. Acacia is a hardwood that is grown on all continents. This pod bearing tree is known …

22 days until ‎”The Way We Worked” opens in Ironwood!

And across the Gogebic Range and Northern Wisconsin! Filed under: Status Update! Tagged: TWWW, Update

Ironwood Capital promotes Levental to MD

Ironwood Capital said Monday it made the following senior level promotions: Alex Levental to MD, Zachary Luce to CFO and Paul Witinksi to director. Avon, Connecticut-based Ironwood makes non-control g…


The Guardian and a warning to IRONWOOD MICHIGAN: 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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Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in IRONWOOD MICHIGAN

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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What you a need to know to become a US citizen

The process for obtaining citizenship requires time and preparation, but knowing the steps will help make the process more agile.

The following video contains information on the general requirements that need to be met to become a US citizen, such as:

Having the statutory age.

A legal resident and remain in the country while their application is processed. Importantly, marital status may result in a less extended period for citizenship.

Demonstrate English proficiency.

Having knowledge of history and government of the United States.

Be a person of good moral character.

Take an oath of allegiance to prove that supports and defends the United States and its Constitution.

You can get further information by visiting the website of Citizenship and Immigration United States (USCIS, acronym) or by calling 1-800-375-5283 (press 2 for Spanish), 1-800-767-1833 (TDD for hearing impaired).

Video Transcript

VOICE: If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, you must meet several requirements will vary depending on your situation. For example:

Be at least 18 years of age at the time you submit your application.

Have been a permanent resident for at least five years. If you are married to a US citizen, this requirement may be reduced to three years.

Having lived in the same state or district USCIS office having jurisdiction over the place of residence for three months prior to the date of application.

VOICE: You must also show that you have continuously resided in the United States.

VOICE: Continuous residence

OFFICIAL: Continuous residence means a permanent resident has not left the United States for a long period. Doing so could interrupt your continuous residence.

VOICE: Physical presence in the United States

VOICE: must also demonstrate physical presence in the United States. This means being present in the country for at least 30 months in the 5 years prior to the date you file your application.

VOICE: Other requirements include:

VOICE: Be able to read, write and speak English and have basic knowledge of the history and form of government of the United States.

VOICE: Some applicants do not have to meet the English language requirement because of their age and the time they have lived in the United States as permanent residents.

VOICE: You must also prove that knows and understands the fundamentals of the history, principles and form of government of the United States.

VOICE: moral character

OFFICIAL: To naturalized US citizen, must also be a person of good moral character.

OFFICIAL: Committing certain crimes may make him ineligible for naturalization.

VOICE: Pledge of Allegiance

VOICE: Finally, to become a US citizen should pay the Pledge of Allegiance.

VOICE: Everyone who wants to naturalize must be willing to support and defend America and our Constitution. In fact, you will not become a US citizen until perform this Pledge of Allegiance.

VOICE: You should note that it is obliged to reside in the United States while their application is pending.

VOICE: These are just general requirements. For further information contact the US Citizenship and Immigration United States through the Internet or by phone at 1 (800) 375-5283. [11]


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