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Is Rob Kardashian at last getting assist? Reclusive reality show star 'quietly checks into Florida rehab clinic'. Las Vegas Blog


The 28-year-old checked in to a 60-day Palm Beach rehab center in that deals with drug & alcohol addiction over the weekend, in accordance a Florida-based web site, Gossip Extra.(Dailymail.com has sought remark from a Kardashian spokesperson on Thurs.,

Revamped Goodwill store opens in Mandarin


Goodwill of Northeast Florida opened its new Mandarin thrift store Thursday ...
The store also has a boutique-style center area called "Treasure Island,” featuring jewelry and accessories. The new Goodwill store is on San Jose Boulevard, between Mandarin ...

Road work resumes in Treasure Island


TREASURE ISLAND – The Florida Department of Transportation has resumed milling and repaving of Gulf Boulevard in Treasure Island. The contractor is scheduled to complete the south end paving project from 99th to 105th avenues on June 2. Then the north ...

Around the Region: Clay students honored as Detective David White Memorial Scholarship winners and more


United Christian Ministries in Macclenny will begin their “Treasure Island” summer camp on Monday ...
Heritage Park Homeowners’ Association in St. Augustine recently won the Florida Communities of Excellence Award for Family Programs and Initiatives.

St. Pete Gala nears goal, Equality Florida eyeing $250,000 mark


The gala—one of 14 Equality Florida holds in communities across the state each ...
Walton, 78, lives with her partner Marge Sherwin, on Treasure Island most of the year. But Walton is originally from the New York City area, where she worked in the ...

Goodwill Industries says new Mandarin location is 'not your grandmother’s thrift store'


That shift will become the template for future Goodwill retail stores in North Florida. The 19,000-square-foot store ...
includes a fully lit display case in the center called “Treasure Island,” that will showcase jewelry and accessories.

Future uncertain for Caddy's in Treasure Island


Treasure Island, Florida -- Could the sun be setting for good on a local beach hotspot? That could be the case if the owner of Caddy's on the Beach on Treasure Island has his way. If a deal goes through, there are new plans in store for the piece of paradise.

Proclamation: Treasure Island to Become "Revis Island" for a Day


On Thursday, Mayor Bob Minning of Treasure Island, FL will issue a special proclamation rechristening his city as “Revis Island” to celebrate CB Darrelle Revis and the Buccaneers’ 2013 home opener By special proclamation of Mayor Bob Minning ...

Florida Beach Guide: Treasure Island


Treasure Island, Florida is located on Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast and is blessed with miles of gorgeous white sand beaches that boast that "Old Florida" feel yet Treasure Island is part of the Tampa Bay region, one of the nation's fastest growing metro ...

A treasure in Treasure Island, Florida


Located at 163 107th Avenue Treasure Island, FL 33706 and open 4-10pm Monday-Thursday and 4-Midnight Friday and Saturday. Prices can run high at The Pearl but for special occasions or something new, it's well worth the experience. As I enter The Pearl with ...

Treasure Island Flea Market


Growing up in the Philippines, I’m more accustomed to what we call the Tiyangge. It’s somewhat comparable to Flea Market but not quite. Tiyangge is a wonderful world of knick-knacks and great inexpens…

Treasure Island hotel gets makeover; St. Petersburg waterfront discussion drags on


Treasure Island Hotel renovated and renamed OCEAN CLUB The former Trails End Hotel has had a $1 million renovation and is now officially open as the Treasure Island Ocean Club. Treasure Island Palms p…

Sunset in Treasure Island Beach St Pete Florida Family Beach Portraits Wearing Navy and Corals


It is always a huge compliment when a fellow photographer hires you to photograph her family! Cassandra from A Single Image Photography and her family came over to our gulf beaches from Central Florid…

Themes From Treasure Island – Lesson 35 English


The theme in the book Treasure Island is “Never trust a pirate”. Why? Because of all the alcoholism and greed in their lives. Pirates are very untrustworthy and psycho.  They are always lying, killing…

Treasure Island: Fun and Frolic with Family


The time we had spent in Hyderabad so far was amazing. We had fun every minute of our stay so far. We were happy to visit some amazing palaces, forts, museums and Parks. The next place that we decided…

Thrifty Business: Treasure Island Flea Market


Spring Break. It feels as if it happened ages ago. I fantasized about how I was going to spend the break taking adventurous trips around the city with my closest friends, but in the end, work stopped …

Treasure Island Las Vegas Room Discount Deal


Treasure Island Las Vegas Room Discount Online Deal. Up to 25% off room rates. Jump aboard, mates and enjoy the time of your life at your Treasure Island experience. There is so much to love about Tr…

Gulf Boulevard paving restarts after pause in Treasure Island


Dr. Delay | Navigating Pinellas Gulf Boulevard paving restarts after pause in Treasure Island

Kosh Middle School performs musical “Treasure Island” Friday, May 8


The cast of “Treasure Island” Koshkonong, Mo. — Students at the Koshkonong Middle School will put on a musical “Treasure Island” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 8. Students will sing, act and dance as they …

The Kids in the Hall Take No Prisoners in Treasure Island Debut June 5


Notorious Canadian sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall will hit the Mystere stage at Treasure Island Friday, June 5 at 9 p.m., in the group’s first tour in six years.  On their long-running, lan…




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Domestic violence in TREASURE ISLAND FLORIDA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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The Guardian and a warning to TREASURE ISLAND 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.

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Victms of discrimination in TREASURE ISLAND FLORIDA

The EEOC enforces the prohibitions against employment discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA), and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information, as well as reprisal for protected activity. The Commission´s interpretations of these statutes apply to its adjudication and enforcement in federal sector as well as private sector and state and local government employment.

The EEOC has held that discrimination against an inpidual because that person is transgender (also known as gender identity discrimination) is discrimination because of sex and therefore is covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See Macy v. Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 0120120821 (April 20, 2012), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0120120821%20Macy%20v%20DOJ%20ATF.txt. The Commission has also found that claims by lesbian, gay, and bisexual inpiduals alleging sex-stereotyping state a sex discrimination claim under Title VII. See Veretto v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120110873 (July 1, 2011), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0120110873.txt; Castello v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Request No. 0520110649 (Dec. 20, 2011), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0520110649.txt.

While discrimination based on an inpidual´s status as a parent (prohibited under Executive Order 13152) is not a covered basis under the laws enforced by the EEOC, there are circumstances where discrimination against caregivers may give rise to sex discrimination under Title VII or disability discrimination under the ADA. See Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities, www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/caregiving.html.

Federal government employees may file claims of discrimination under the Part 1614 EEO process on any of the bases covered under the laws EEOC enforces, and/or may also utilize additional complaint procedures described below.

Civil Service Reform Act

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), as amended, also protects federal government applicants and employees from discrimination in personnel actions (see "Prohibited Personnel Practices" http://www.opm.gov/ovrsight/proidx.asp) based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or on conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the applicant or employee -- which can include sexual orientation or transgender (gender identity) status. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC), www.osc.gov, and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), www.mspb.gov, enforce the prohibitions against federal employment discrimination codified in the CSRA. For more information, see OPM´s Addressing Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment at www.opm.gov/er/address2/guide01.htm, OPM´s Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Inpiduals in the Federal Workplace at www.opm.gov/persity/Transgender/Guidance.asp, and OSC´s Prohibited Personnel Practices and How to File a Complaint at http://www.osc.gov/ppp.htm.

Executive Orders

Additionally, federal agencies retain procedures for making complaints of discrimination on any bases prohibited by Executive Orders reviewed below. For example, some lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees may file complaints under both the agency´s Executive Order complaint process (for sexual orientation discrimination) and 1614 process (for sex discrimination), as these are separate processes.

Executive Order 11478, section 1 (as amended by Executive Orders 13087 and 13152) provides:

It is the policy of the government of the United States to provide equal opportunity in federal employment for all persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation or status as a parent, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative program in each executive department and agency. This policy of equal opportunity applies to and must be an integral part of every aspect of personnel policy and practice in the employment, development, advancement, and treatment of civilian employees of the federal government, to the extent permitted by law.

Executive Order 13152 states that "status as a parent" refers to the status of an inpidual who, with respect to an inpidual who is under the age of 18 or who is 18 or older but is incapable of self-care because of a physical or mental disability, is: a biological parent, an adoptive parent, a foster parent, a stepparent, a custodian of a legal ward, in loco parentis over such inpidual, or actively seeking legal custody or adoption of such an inpidual. The Executive Order authorized OPM to develop guidance on the provisions of the Order.

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