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Memorial Day events list for Monday, May 25


Central Florida Veterans For Peace, VFP Chapter 136, noon-5 p.m., Bandshell behind the Ocean Walk Shoppes, 250 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. 386-788-2918; 235-3268. MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY: presented by VFW Post 3282 and the city of Port Orange ...

John Rutherford Readies to Run for Ron DeSantis' Seat in Congress


Other possible candidates include Florida Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange; former Florida Rep. Doc Renuart who lost in the Republican primary earlier this year in the special election for an open state Senate seat; and Florida Rep. David Santiago ...

Family members identify couple killed in Smyth County plane crash


The plane was flying from Daytona Beach, Florida, and was headed to Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport in Ohio. Kayla Ihrig said the couple had a home in the Port Orange, Fl. area. Ohio based photographer Randy Broderick shared the photo below of the wrecked ...

Plane takes off from Port Orange, crashes in Virginia, FAA says


A plane that took off Monday from Spruce Creek Airport in Port Orange has crashed in Virginia ...
how many people were on board the plane or whether they were from Central Florida.

Dean Alan Miller


Dean Alan Miller, 55, of Dawsonville, died May 14, 2015. Mr. Miller was born Dec. 28, 1959 in Bluffton, Ohio. Previously of Port Orange, Florida, he had been a resident of Dawsonville for the past 20 years. A member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Alpharetta ...

Limits on Drones Approved by Gov. Scott


Rick Scott signed into law a bill that would further limit the use of drones in Florida by citizens, federal agencies and local law enforcement. The legislation, which was introduced in February by Sen. Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange) and unanimously passed ...

Commissioning week brings boost to local economy


Barbara and Bruce Watts walked up and down the street along City Dock with a purpose. "We came for the crab cakes," said Bruce, a resident of Port Orange, Florida. "We wanted to get some good Annapolis crab cakes." With their granddaughter Caroline Watts ...

Haley Sullivan


Haley is survived by three sisters, Meadie Saylor, of Florence, Carrie Bray, of Port Orange, Florida, and Clara Watkins, of Mason, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephew whom she was very proud of. She will be dearly missed by ...

Drone photography, surveillance will be limited in Florida under new law


The legislation was sponsored in the Senate by Port Orange Republican Dorothy Hukill ...
including utility companies and property appraisers. In 2013, Florida became one of the first states in the country to pass legislation limiting the use of drones ...

Reginald Liscum


Canton, NY & Port Orange, FL- Memorial services for Reginald “Reg” Liscum, 76, of Canton and Port Orange, FL will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Canton United Methodist Church on Court Street. The family will greet friends as they ...

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Willy Wonka Kids Performance in Port Orange (2015)


Red Bowl Asian Bistro Port Orange Review


I was just mentioning to my husband last night that in one big corner area in Port Orange now there are five Asian restaurants. We...

Summer Art Camp 2015 at ArtHaus in Port Orange


Grand Opening of the New Halifax Health Playground - Pavilion at Port Orange (2015)


If you have ever taken your children to the playground at the Pavilion at Port Orange they are now in for a surprise. The playground...

12+ Family Yard Sale in Port Orange (2015)


Nicotine Freedom Support Group in Port Orange (2015)


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My Mother's Day present - a tattoo from Hold Fast Tattoo in Port Orange


My husband and kids have been discussing for the last couple of days what to get me for Mother's Day tomorrow. Nobody seemed to have...

Carpenter Port Orange (FL) – Port Orange Carpenters


Carpenter Port Orange (FL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Port Orange (FL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Port Orange, Florida work with, builds and fixes items and stru…

My two cents on living in Port Orange, Florida with my family


(Pictured: Spruce Creek Park in Port Orange) If you are looking to move to the Daytona Beach area you may wonder what it's like for...




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The Guardian and a warning to PORT ORANGE 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.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [27]

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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in PORT ORANGE FLORIDA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]




In PORT ORANGE FLORIDA: 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]










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