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Hepatitis C Cases On The Rise In Jackson County

(SEYMOUR) - The Jackson County Health Department has confirmed more than 50 cases of Hepatitis C in the area, and local officials said there are likely many more. The increase is being attributed to the ongoing HIV outbreak in southeast Indiana, centered ...

Carroll Boys To Play in 2015 Hall Of Fame Classic

Their 100-23 record (.813) is the 16th best in Indiana in that span. Head coach Beth DeVinney is 61-14 in her three seasons at Lebanon and has 273 career wins in her 19th season, following stints at Pike and Seymour. Lebanon makes their second appearance ...

Musical about carnivorous plant comes to stage at IUN

"We have reset the play in Gary, Indiana." Often using New York City as the setting, this tale tells the story of timid florist assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles upon a new type of plant. "It starts bringing success to the flower shop," Baer said.

Jackson County, IN: ‘There is a significant increase in hepatitis C’

The Seymour Tribune reports: The increase is being attributed to the ongoing HIV outbreak in southeast Indiana, centered in nearby Scott County. That health emergency has caused many people to seek free HIV testing which has led to more Hepatitis C being ...

Valeo : North America Assigned Patent

The co-inventors are Brant J. Potter, Columbus, Indiana, David D. Egly, Columbus, Indiana, and Robert L. King, Seymour, Indiana. The patent application was filed on Oct. 17, 2008 (12/288,239). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto ...

Seymour native raises $4,500-plus for screenings

Nicole Wheeler stood Thursday before members of the Seymour Noon Lions Club and presented them with a check for more than $4,500. It’s money she had raised as part of her high school senior project. That money will go to Indiana Lions Speech and Hearing ...

Fifth Megabus passenger suing over Indiana crash

Megabus Southeast LLC and Coach Leasing Inc. “ is aware of litigation that has been filed regarding the incident on December 20 in Seymour, Indiana,” spokesman Sean Hughes said. “Safety continues to be’s number one priority.”

Ralph Jackson

J. Shell, Sanvannah Shell. He retired from Cummins, Seymour, Indiana, in 2005. He was presently working at Jennings Co-op in Crothersville, Indiana. To comply with his wishes, cremation was chosen. There will be no services or visitation. Zabel Funeral ...

Lawmakers unlikely to care about recall petition

"Lawmakers only pay attention to stuff like that, number one, if it's people from Indiana," Shabazz said. "And that's always the problem, [the signatures] could be from anywhere. Now, if 30,000 Hoosiers showed up from Seymour, Indiana, asking for him to be ...

Indiana school installs lightning detector 3 years after softball player struck

SEYMOUR, Indiana — A lightning detection system has been installed at an Indiana school three years after a softball player was struck by lightning. WTHR-TV ( reports the system at Seymour High School measures lightning static and ...

Piano Technique: When an adult student is in the Zone!

It’s always valuable to snatch a lesson segment when a student gets it just right and has the equivalent of a runner’s high at the keyboard. It’s certainly instructive for both teacher and pupil to ob…

Seymour Bernstein, piano prodigy and teacher, featured in documentary by …

Seymour Bernstein, piano prodigy and teacher, featured in documentary by … In 1981, Mr. Bernstein published “With Your Own Two Hands: Self-Discovery Through Music,” a primer on piano technique and on…

Love the Second Time Around: Seymour, An Introduction

I’ve seen Ethan Hawke’s sensitive film portrait of Seymour Bernstein twice as I amass a film archive of interviews and written tributes. Need more be said? Run to see a cinematic masterpiece so wel…

Chamber of Commerce, officials, realtors to host forum in Seymour

*Information shared from the Facebook page of the Office of the Seymour First Selectman.

Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Had Been in Treatment for Suicide Risk — Violent Tendencies

Co-pilot in plane crash had undergone therapy over a period of time before obtaining pilot license, German prosecutors say <div class="column col7 at16-col9 at16-off…

Top Ten Favorite Movies Set in the 1960s

Below is a list of my favorite movies (so far) that are set in the 1960s: TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES SET IN THE 1960s 1. "Saving Mr. Banks" (2013) - Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks starred in this su…

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William Seymour, textual critic?

Throughout the last century or so of church history, there have been continual debates about various issues to textual criticism and whether or not a few passages (namely John 7:53-8:11 and Mark 16:9-…

Philip Seymour Hoffman award gives new p

Philip Seymour Hoffman award gives new playwright 45k Filed under: Acting Classes in NYC

ICYMI: Dad faces trial in Seymour bank robbery as son awaits sentencing

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo A man accused of robbing a Seymour bank nearly two years ago, using his son as a getaway driver, and then fleeing the state is scheduled to go on trial in May. Daniel …


The Guardian and a warning to SEYMOUR 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.

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Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in SEYMOUR 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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