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FBI searches Phoenix home in Texas prophet contest shooting


GARLAND, Texas — Federal agents are searching an apartment in Phoenix in an investigation into a shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, the FBI confirmed Monday. Police officers shot and ...

Jack Northrup


Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 4. at the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Olney, Texas, with the Pastor Shawn Reeves officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney. Jack was born in Sayre ...

Cruz’s ideology trumps Texas’ interests, businesses complain


Cruz welcomes and encourages input on all issues and causes.” Air Tractor Inc., an employee-owned builder of crop-dusting and firefighting planes, is in Olney, Texas, 100 miles west of Fort Worth. “Our future growth will come from international market ...

Normangee Boys Claim 2A Golf Championship as Logan Young Claims 2nd Medalist Title


AUSTIN, Texas --The Normangee boy's golf team won the Class 2A State Championship Thursday in a runaway over Olney. Panthers posted a 36 hole score of 630 while Olney posted a 658. Normangee's Logan Young won the 2A medalist championship with a 36 hole ...

Panhandle boys tie for 3rd in 2A state golf tournament, lose medal bid in playoff


Logan Young, Normangee, 67-71—138; 2. Tanner Thompson, Olney, 65-76—141; 3. July Latimer, 73-70—143; 4. Sean Weiser, Haskell, 73-75—148; 5.(t) Trevor Millard, West Texas High, 76-75—151; Austin Aguirre, Normangee, 75-76—151. Amarillo area team ...

Firefighters take to the air


The airplanes are Air Tractors, manufactured in Olney, Texas. The single-engine airplanes powered by Pratt and Whitney turboprop engines are built for carrying capacity and maneuverability, with large wings and tanks that can carry a chemical load that can ...

SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT The scene in Texas


Colossal recently won four Washington, D.C.-area Helen Hayes Awards, including Outstanding Original New Play or Musical for its 2014 Olney Theatre Center production. And for the Texas premiere of Colossal, Dallas Theater Center has pulled out all the stops ...

Teenagers Jailed After Home Invasion Robbery in Olney


OLNEY, TX -- Three teens and a juvenile are jailed on $75,000 bond each in a home invasion robbery and beating of three residents. 17-year-old Cody Jones of Archer City and 17-year-old's Mark Mar and Haiden Kimbro of Olney are charged with burglary of a ...

Rangers Notebook: Josh Hamilton To Texas


“There’s true baseball fans in Texas, but it’s not a true baseball town ...
Sadly, Price, who is regarded as a good guy, missed the boat. Buster Olney explained why very well with his piece listed below on our “Good Reads” section.

Export-Import Bank important for Texas


Texas has the most to lose if we do not reauthorize Ex-Im ...
CECA would not be able to get American goods to foreign customers. Then there is Air Tractor in Olney. Air Tractor has been using the Ex-Im Bank for 20 years. It helps support about 25 percent ...

La montagna segreta in cui le spie si nasconderanno quando Washington sarà distrutta


William M. Arkin PhaseZero 02/05/2015 Traduzione di Alessandro Lattanzio – SitoAuroraDopo mezzanotte, da questa montagna si possono ancora vedere i resti radioattivi di ciò che era Washington DC, ill…

The Secret Mountain Our Spies Will Hide In When Washington Is Destroyed


This isn’t paranoid conspiracy fiction Source: William M. Arkin | PhaseZero | It’s after midnight. From this mountaintop perch, he can still see the radioactive remains of what used to be Washingt…

Rennier and Irvin Win Big in Iowa


WILTON, Iowa — Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC) students Kyle Rennier of Noble and Evan Irvin of Olney competed here April 18 at the 2015 Riverbend Taekwondo Spring Invitational Tournament, together bring…

Frank Gutch Jr: Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer, Danny Schmidt, and Susan James— I Can’t Stand the Silence; plus Notes (and an apology to David Olney)…


I am being steamrolled.  It is a conspiracy, or maybe just the herd instinct.  What is the herd instinct?  That is the terminology we used when I used to work in retail records when for half an hour p…

The Need For Lawn Service Olney


By Toni Vang Everybody adore beautiful home, that mansion or house that one spent a fortune to build. The outlook of your house or grass can say so much about the occupant and lawn Service Olney ar…

Olney Black Belts Complete Training


MATTOON — Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC) chief instructor Master Nathan Wheatley and three local black belts completed a high rank training seminar here April 12. Along with Wheatley, black belts Kyle …

Amazing Grace: Cruel Slave Trader finds safe haven in Lough Swilly


Amazing Grace – Probably the best known hymn in the English speaking world! Performed,it is estimated, about 10 million times every year, it is loved by folk singers, protest movements, church congreg…

The Daily CCO: Cubs Land in Olney’s Power Rankings, the Bullpen Issues and Other News


Even with a disappointing weekend in which the Cubs were in a position to sweep the Padres, Buster Olney ranked the Cubs in his top ten. The Cubs are 6-5 after 11 games and have a very challenging roa…

Child Struck By Car In Olney


http://media.philadelphia .cbslocal.com/CBSPHL_2015 0418232946270AA.mp4 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are searching for the vehicle that struck a young girl in Olney Saturday night. It happened…

More than 80 business windows in Olney painted for Cerebral Palsy awareness


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The Guardian and a warning to OLNEY TEXAS: 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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In OLNEY TEXAS: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]




Protect Your Business in OLNEY TEXAS from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT
HOW:

Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/springprepsba

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