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RICH JAMES: 'Honest to goodness' doesn't work for Indiana

It’s about my neighbors. It’s about keeping our dollars local.” Scott Pelath, of Michigan City, the House Democratic leader, said the rally marks the beginning of a new Indiana. “We will not have the working men and women of this state nailed to a ...

Q-C Sports Hall of Fame: Moline was Conelly's springboard to swimming fame

The first was Rees Orland, who had been a three-year letterman at the University of Michigan ...
with some Indiana swimmers during the summer. Conelly began working with Charlie Hickcox, who won three gold medals and a silver in the Mexico City Olympics ...

Evan Telzerow fires 69, leads Hope men's golf to 10-stroke lead at MIAA's NCAA Championship qualifier

Co-captains Evan Telzerow and Collin Breit led the charge as the Hope College men's golf team grabbed a 10-stroke lead Saturday during the first round of the MIAA's national-qualifying tournament in Angola, Indiana ...
of Traverse City, Michigan (Central ...

Where to find spring wildflowers

Trail 2 • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: Heron Rookery trail. This trail is west of U.S. 421. From U.S. 20, turn south on Brown Road/County Road 500 East, turn left on 1400 North Road, then right on County Road 450 East Road, Michigan City.

The Eastland disaster: Not just an accident but 'one of the great injustices of the 20th century'

A century ago this summer—on July 24, 1915—more than 2,500 passengers boarded the vessel near the Clark Street Bridge for a day trip from Chicago to Michigan City, Indiana. The Western Electric company was sponsoring the outing as a gift to its ...

Spring onto Great Deals this April at the Blue Chip

April at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, Northwest Indiana’s premier entertainment destination, features gaming excitement, great entertainment, special offers and dining deals. Blue Chip Giveaways and Special Offers In Young at ...

UM football announces nine-city 'Summer Swarm' camp tour

The Michigan football staff will hit the road in early June to work nine summer high school football camps across the country. Coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff have been hired to work camps in Indiana, Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, California and ...

Michigan City Police investigating woman's death

Indiana State Police want drivers to avoid the toll road ...
that will accompany a brand new full service hotel in the works. The Michigan City Police department is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a vehicle in the 300 block ...

Record breaking sales for Michigan beef

Livestock judge Barry Nowatzke, a beef producer from Michigan City, Indiana, says he looks for quality structure in the ring. “In today’s time when we talk structure or soundness, it’s their feet and legs that’s a really big area that needs a ...

Northwest Indiana supermarket receives $100,000 grant for energy-efficient lighting

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. and MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. - A Michigan City, Indiana, supermarket will be more energy efficient thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Energy Development to retrofit the lighting system with light-emitting diodes.

Arabic Streets Signs In American City Indicates Islamic Takeover

Posted by Dave Jolly URL of the Original Posting Site: http://godfatherpolitics. com/21799/arabic-streets- signs-in-american-city-in dicates-islamic-takeover/ #R4WjBSAEKD2azOPh.99 How would you feel if y…

Carpenter Michigan City (IN) – Michigan City Carpenters

Carpenter Michigan City (IN) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Michigan City (IN). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Michigan City, Indiana work with, builds and fixes items an…

Historic Flint house steeps students in their city’s history

A local historic site has proved a rich resource for a group of Freeman Elementary fifth-graders. from Michigan News http://ift.tt/1CX3Zx4

Tourists Go Missing In Michigan On Trip To Upper Peninsula

ISHPEMING, Mich. (WWJ) – Two sisters from out-of-state have gone missing on a trip to visit family and sightsee in Michigan. Police say Leslie Roy, from Nebraska, and Lee Marie Wright, from Oklahoma,…

‘That was really intense': Protesters violently storm University of Michigan regents meeting; Eight arrested

Mere minutes into Thursday afternoon’s board of regents meeting at the University of Michigan, a group of protesters affiliated with the group BAMN (“By Any Means Necessary”) stormed past barricades, …

Will Someone Else’s Insurance Help Get My Car Fixed In Michigan City, Indiana? | (219) 874-4878

http://www.michigancityin jurylaw.com Pejic & DiMartino, P.C. 1000 Washington Street Michigan City, IN 46360 (219) 874-4878 Watch this video as personal injury defense attorney Guy DiMartino highlights…

The bright yellow, photo-bombing seal in Bay City’s Carroll Park now feeling blue

Apparently, photographers have had to pose wedding parties on the bridge at Carroll Park in Bay City to avoid having a bright yellow seal ruin the shot. Now, thanks to a Bay City commissioner, the sea…

Carpenter Michigan City (IN) – Michigan City Carpenters

Carpenter Michigan City (IN) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Michigan City (IN). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Michigan City, Indiana work with, builds and fixes items an…

By The Numbers: Nine Facts About National Beer Day in Michigan

Each year on April 7, beer enthusiasts across Michigan and the United States join in celebrating National Beer Day as an unofficial holiday honoring craft and domestic brews. Bolstered by the Great …

1969 Visit to the South Shore in Michigan City

Heavy CSS&SB electric freight motors such as 707 shared the yard with C&O 5063 (a rare cow-calf-calf set). A bridge by the shop gave an elevated view of their interurban cars including CSS&SB 8. As …


How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in MICHIGAN CITY INDIANA

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.gov

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 Congress.gov 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.


Congress.gov 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 Congress.gov 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.”)



Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in MICHIGAN CITY INDIANA

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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The Guardian and a warning to MICHIGAN CITY INDIANA: 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]


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