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Regional Roundup: Astronaut Willie McCool's father meets Boy Scouts


Pampa Independent School District superintendent Dr. David Young ...
Dr. McCool is an associate professor at Texas Tech. According to his profile on Texas Tech’s website, “His research and publications focus on the reducing the risks of cancer/obesity ...

Tennis: Carlsbad at Amarillo Relays Friday and Saturday


Carlsbad squared off against teams like Hobbs and Clovis, as well as Texas' Plainview and Pampa, at the event that consisted of 10 teams. No team results where kept at the tournament, coach Ryan Galindo said in a text message Saturday afternoon.

Pampa Tractor Supply grand opening March 28


BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Pampa, Texas Tractor Supply Company store will hold its grand opening on Saturday, March 28, with specially priced merchandise March 26-29. The store officially opened for business March 14. The Pampa location is Tractor Supply’s ...

Former Corsicana Police Chief JJ Ryzman loses battle with cancer


In the early 70’s, he moved to Pampa, Texas, where he began as a patrolman and worked his way up through the ranks to Chief of Police. During his time in Pampa, John met and married Pamela Parker. They have been inseparable and the closest of friends ...

Rudder Principal Stepping Aside to Move Closer to Family


It was an honor to be a part of that.” Piatt, whose family roots are in Oklahoma, announced he will accept a principal’s position in Pampa, Texas, with the possibility of expanding his area of responsibility in the district’s near future. The move to ...

Rudder principal resigns to take position closer to family


Piatt will become the next principal at a school in Pampa, Texas located in the Texas Panhandle and closer to his family in Oklahoma. Piatt will step down from his position at Rudder in mid-April. Executive Director of Human Resources and Administration ...

Rudder High School Principal is Leaving


It was an honor to be a part of that.” Piatt, whose family roots are in Oklahoma, announced he will accept a principal’s position in Pampa, Texas, with the possibility of expanding his area of responsibility in the district’s near future. The move to ...

Pampa ISD adds new ESL mentoring program


Pampa, TX - Pampa ISD has started a new program to help their bilingual students learn English faster. It started out with an idea from the district's administration to find a way for those academically struggling bilingual students to learn English while ...

Leland Lewis


They pastored First Assembly of God in Lamesa, Texas for six years and the First Assembly of God in Pampa, Texas for 12½ years. In 2013, they moved to Lubbock to semi-retire. Leland and Darlene’s ministry also took them on mission trips to Africa ...

Grand jury indicts man in shooting of Pampa police officer


AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A North Texas man has been indicted on several charges in connection with the nonfatal shooting of a Pampa police sergeant in January. The Amarillo Globe-News (http://bit.ly/1GUPZYk) reports a Gray County grand jury has indicted 29 ...

Palladium- Hi pampa


Som ni säkert läst i mitt tidigare inlägg för någon dag sedan så har jag fått hem mina Palladium jag beställt förra torsdagen. Jag fick hem dom på måndag, så det var väldigt snabb frakt måste jag säga…

Rally di Argentina /// world rally championship 2015 ---- German Car Sassari (Volkswagen / Vic / Audi / Skoda) ora anche a Olbia in Sardegna


Rally di Argentina world rally championship 2015 Motorsport nel sangue.Soprattutto, la Formula 1 successo del loro eroe nazionale Juan Manuel Fangio e Carlos Reutemann, tra l'altro, è stato terzo per…

In Patagonia


I have been in Argentina again – not teaching, but revisiting a garden I originally designed in 2008.  It is in Patagonia, to which I travelled in my client’s plane from Buenos Aires.  From the airpor…

Enel: in Cile megadighe e donazioni alla politica. In Italia e Colombia carbone


Foto RadiodelmarENELsta cercando di imporre la realizzazione di nuove opere nel territorio Mapuche di Neltume, in Cile. Tra le comunità locali c'è grande insoddisfazione per le azioni della società, m…

Deutscher Sonntag ohne Brötchen: Was ich hier in Holland vermisse


Heute haben wir – wie seit ein paar Monaten immer wieder sonntags – mit Blick auf den Deutsch-Input für die zweisprachige Erziehung beide den ganzen Tag Deutsch mit dem kleinen Kaaskop gesprochen, als…

Saft-Fasten: Eine Tragödie in fünf Akten – Epilog: „Aufbautag“


Alle Teile der Saft-Fasten-Tragödie gibt es hier zu lesen. ### Es ist Samstag. Die Saft-Fasten-Tage sind endlich rum. Man sollte meinen, dies ist ein Grund für ekstatische Vorfreude auf kulinarische…

DPF / Anonymous (Pampa, South American)


For girls and tomorrows, from Selected Translations, by W.S. Merwin. from Three Pampas Indian Songs / by Anonymous, South American We bury the dark thought in the ashes And say nothing, not to add…

Chilean Birdman Leads Efforts to Save Seabird in World’s Driest Desert


By Katarzyna Nowak Jürgen Rottmann—a naturalist and ornithologist widely known as the David Attenborough of Chile—rehabilitates giants. He’s lived for 44 years in what is today a raptor rehabilitat…

Nazca Lines | Alien Signs Discovered in Peru


The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The high, arid plateau stretches more than…

Priti Shubhachandra: Anti-Yajna Representations in Kannada Literature


Priti Shubhachandra, in her paper titled “Anti-Yagna representation in Kannada Jaina literature”, looks at various narratives from Kannada Jaina Literature where there is a dialectic between Vedic sac…




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The Guardian and a warning to PAMPA 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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Avoiding job scams in PAMPA TEXAS

Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. But the promise of a job isn’t the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it’s likely a scam.

Signs of a Job Scam

Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam:

You need to pay to get the job

They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if you just pay a fee for certification, training materials, or their expenses placing you with a company. But after you pay, the job doesn’t materialize. Employers and employment firms shouldn’t ask you to pay for the promise of a job.

You need to supply your credit card or bank account information

Don´t give out your credit card or bank account information over the phone to a company unless you´re familiar with them and have agreed to pay for something. Anyone who has your account information can use it.

The ad is for "previously undisclosed" federal government jobs

Information about available federal jobs is free. And all federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov. Don’t believe anyone who promises you a federal or postal job.

Job Placement Services

Many job placement services are legitimate. But others lie about what they’ll do for you, promote outdated or fake job openings, or charge up-front fees for services that may not lead to a job. In fact, they might not even return your calls once you pay.

Before you enlist a company’s help:

Check with the hiring company

If a company or organization is mentioned in an ad or interview, contact that company to find out if the company really is hiring through the service.

Get details — in writing

What’s the cost, what will you get, and who pays — you or the company that hires you? What happens if the service doesn’t find a job for you or any real leads? If they’re reluctant to answer your questions, or give confusing answers, you should be reluctant to work with them.

Get a copy of the contract with the placement firm, and read it carefully. A legitimate company will give you time to read the contract and decide, not pressure you into signing then and there. Make sure any promises — including refund promises — are in writing. Some listing services and "consultants" write ads to sound like jobs, but that’s just a marketing trick: They´re really selling general information about getting a job — information you can find for free on your own.

Know whether it’s job placement or job counseling

Executive or career counseling services help people with career directions and decisions. They may offer services like skills identification and self-evaluation, resume preparation, letter writing, and interview techniques, and general information about companies or organizations in a particular location or job field.

But job placement isn’t guaranteed. Fees can be as high as thousands of dollars, and you often have to pay first.

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) offers some tips on finding and choosing a career counselor, and explains the different types of counselors active in the field.

Check for complaints

Your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General´s Office, and the Better Business Bureau can tell you whether any complaints have been filed about a company. Just keep in mind that a lack of complaints doesn’t mean the business is on the up-and-up. You may want to do an internet search with the name of the company and words like review, scam, or complaint. Look through several pages of search results. And check out articles about the company in newspapers, magazines, or online, as well.

Where to Look for Jobs

You’ve read the many resume and interview tips from respected sources available for free online, and scoured online job boards and newspaper classifieds. Some other places to look for leads in your job search include:

CareerOneStop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop lists hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also links to employment and training programs in each state, including programs for people with disabilities, minorities, older workers, veterans, welfare recipients, and young people. For federal jobs, all open federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov.

State and county offices

Your state’s Department of Labor may have job listings or be able to point you to local job offices that offer counseling and referrals. Local and county human resources offices provide some placement assistance, too. They can give you the names of other groups that may be helpful, such as labor unions or federally-funded vocational programs.

College career service offices

Whether it’s a four-year university or community college, see what help yours can offer. If you’re not a current or former student, some still may let you look at their job listings.

Your library

Ask if they can point you to information on writing a resume, interviewing, or compiling a list of companies and organizations to contact about job openings.

Report a Job Scam

If you’ve been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC.

For problems with an employment-service firm, contact the appropriate state licensing board (if these firms must be licensed in your state), your state Attorney General, and your local consumer protection agency.

To learn about credit and background checks when you’re looking for a job, read What to Know When You Look For a Job.

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A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named

1. What are generic drugs?

A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named. The same dosage, safety, strength, desired effect, how to use and final results, unless the trademark.

2. Are the equally safe generic drugs to leading factory name? 

Yes. The FDA requires that all drugs are safe and effective. Being that the generic use the same active ingredients and work in the body in the same way as the original, also have the same risks and benefits.

 3. Are the equally powerful to the original generic drugs?

Yes. The FDA requires that generic drugs are of the same quality, strength, purity and stability as their counterparts with factory name.

4. generic drugs need more time to work in the body?

No. Generic drugs work in the same way and for the same period of time the drugs trade name.

5. Why are generic drugs less expensive?

One of the main reasons is because the manufacturers of generic drugs did not have to invest money to the developers of the original drug spent on the new product. New drugs are developed and protected by a patent. The patent protects the investment-including research, development, distribution and advertising-giving the company the sole right to sell the drug while it remains in effect. When approaching the expiration of the patent, manufacturers pueded submit an application to the FDA to sell generic versions of the drug. Since these manufacturers do not incur these costs desarrolllo the product as the first, can sell the generic version at substantial discounts. There is also more competition and less advertising, which helps keep the price down. Today, almost half of all drug prescriptions are replaced with generic versions.

6. Are drugs with name brand, produced in more modern facilities than generic?

No. Both facilities must meet manufacturing requirements required by the FDA. The agency does not allow drug manufacturing facilities of inferior quality. The FDA annually conducts about 3,500 inspections to ensure that regulations are met. The signatures of generic drugs work comparable to those of drugs called factory facilities. Indeed, the producers of original drugs produce approximately about 50 percent of generic drugs; frequently make copies of their own brand and other firms that are sold without the original name.

7. If the name drugs and generic factory have the same active ingredients, why they look different?

In the United States the law does not allow a generic drug look exactly the same to another name or trademark. However, a generic drug must duplicate the active ingredient of the original. The colors, flavors and some inactive ingredients may be different.

8. Is it necessary that every drug has a generic equivalent?

No. When drugs called factory were introduced, most of which were protected by a patent for 17 years.This provided protection to the originator that covered the initial costs (including research and marketing expenses) to develop the new drug. However, when the patent expires, other companies can introduce genetic competing versions, but only after being put to thorough testing by the manufacturer and FDA approved.

 9. What is the best source of information about generic drugs?

Contact your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company for more information about its generic drugs. You can also visit the FDA on the Internet: Understanding Generic Drugs. [5]










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