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Iowa Supreme Court FURTHER REVIEW RESULTS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Iowa Judical Branch   
Thursday, 31 January 2013 14:16

January 15, 2013

DENIED:

 

NUMBER

COUNTY

CASE NAME

 

 

10–0739

Iowa

Fagan v. State

10–0901

Black Hawk

Walker v. State

10–0968

Polk

Cross v. State

11–0778

Polk

State v. Runge

11–0814

Scott

State v. Bell

11–0837

Polk

Brodene v. State

11–0923

Black Hawk

State v. Latiker

11–0941

Chickasaw

Brandes v. State

11–0944

Polk

Jackson v. State

11–1213

Scott

State v. Miller

11–1231

Bremer

State v. Pothast

11–1298

Webster

Joslin v. Howell

11–1308

Scott

State v. Amos

11–1319

Jasper

State v. Eilander

11–1346

Cerro Gordo

State v. Dietrich

11–1440

Marshall

In re Marriage of Greimann

11–1515

Linn

State v. Frazier

11–1547

Pottawattamie

In re Estate of Sorenson-Peters

11–1583

Woodbury

Gengler v. Orozco

11–1610

Jasper

State v. Sanders

11–1620

Black Hawk

State v. Hughes

11–1768

Polk

State v. Walker

11–1949

Humboldt

State v, McCullough

11–1991

Black Hawk

State v. Anderson

11–2000

Davis

State v. Steen

11–2001

Floyd

State v. Young

11–2071

Cerro Gordo

Barz v. State

11–2083

Polk

State v. Hopkins

11–2102

Monona

Woodward v. Bd. of Supervisors

12–0002

Dallas

In re Estate of Burger

12–0028

Black Hawk

In re Estate of Frye

12–0046

Scott

State v. Tolbert

12–0065

Worth

Hoeft v. Fleetguard

12–0097

Wapello

Fish v. Wapello County

12–0144

Johnson

State v. Anderson

12–0147

Scott

State v. Henning

12–0197

Black Hawk

State v. Anderson

12–0271

Story

State v. Barney

12–0328

Polk

Booth v. State Public Defender

12–0382

Mitchell

In re Estate of Foster

12–0439

Des Moines

U.S. Bank v. Vahle

12–0571

Des Moines

State v. Halverson

12–0597

Polk

McMicheal v. MidAm. Energy

12–1604

Plymouth

In re A.M.A., M.A.A., J.M.K., and J.F.M.

12–1613

Johnson

In re T.E.M.

12–1736

Story

In re D.E. and V.E.

12–1839

Woodbury

In re E.D.

GRANTED:

 

 

NUMBER

COUNTY

CASE NAME

 

 

11–1214

Des Moines

State v. Pearson

11–1448

Johnson

Christiansen v. IBEE

11–1784

Dallas

Rivera v. Woodward Resource

12–0126

Johnson

Moad v. Libby

 
STEPS SCHOOLS CAN TAKE TO PROTECT AND NURTURE CHILD DEVELOPMENT PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mary Clare Reynolds   
Thursday, 31 January 2013 14:13
January 30, 2013 – Pittsburgh, PA. – A forum, funded by The John Merck Fund, will take place in San Antonio,
Texas as an important part of the International Annual Conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of
America at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:00 PM. The session, “Brain
Food: How Nutrition, Chemical Exposures and Genetics Interact, and Steps Schools Can Take to Protect and
Nurture Children’s Development” is open to the public.

The important session will focus on the ways nutrition, chemical exposures, and genetic makeup can interact to
affect brain development and learning. Toxicologist, food and nutrition expert and special education teacher,
Renee Dufault, will speak on the latest scientific insights on how food ingredients and chemicals can interact
and lead to adverse health effects. A panel of educators and administrators from the San Antonio area will
respond to the presentation and discuss steps schools and parents can take to help protect and nourish young
minds.

The 50th Annual LDA Conference, February 13 – 16, 2013, presents 200 sessions that address early childhood
issues, school and career subjects as well as the latest research in best practices that concern children and adults
with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals who support them. Hundreds of
teachers, parents and administrators from Texas and across America will gather conference week to share ideas,
new methods and products (Exhibit Hall). This is a conference where parents, teachers and researchers work
together.

On Saturday morning, February 16, “Finding Your Future: Career Opportunities” will bring mini-sessions and
exhibitors with information on postsecondary education and training to young adults with learning disabilities.
Families will be able to talk to top experts in high school to college transition and look at options and get
information that will help in the planning process.

LDA is a non-profit organization of parents, professionals and adults with learning disabilities providing
support, information, and advocacy on behalf of individuals with learning disabilities.

For further information go to www.ldaamerica.org/conference/index.asp

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Statement from Governor Quinn on President Barack Obama’s Plan for Immigration Reform PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ryan C. Woods   
Thursday, 31 January 2013 14:11

CHICAGO – January 29, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn today welcomed the call by President Barack Obama to take immediate action on immigration reform in America:

“Immigration reform in our nation is long overdue, and I applaud President Obama for his comprehensive plan to fix our broken immigration system. This plan will strengthen border security while providing a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Most importantly, it will keep families together.

“I am proud that Illinois is leading the nation when it comes to welcoming all people. Just this week, I signed a bill to improve traffic safety and ensure that undocumented immigrants in Illinois will be able to be properly licensed to drive. I also fought for the Illinois Dream Act, a historic law that is opening up education opportunities that will help Illinois children pursue their dreams.

“We must always ensure that everybody is in and nobody is left out.”

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Statement from Governor Quinn on President Barack Obama’s Plan for Immigration Reform PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ryan C. Woods   
Thursday, 31 January 2013 14:11

CHICAGO – January 29, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn today welcomed the call by President Barack Obama to take immediate action on immigration reform in America:

“Immigration reform in our nation is long overdue, and I applaud President Obama for his comprehensive plan to fix our broken immigration system. This plan will strengthen border security while providing a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Most importantly, it will keep families together.

“I am proud that Illinois is leading the nation when it comes to welcoming all people. Just this week, I signed a bill to improve traffic safety and ensure that undocumented immigrants in Illinois will be able to be properly licensed to drive. I also fought for the Illinois Dream Act, a historic law that is opening up education opportunities that will help Illinois children pursue their dreams.

“We must always ensure that everybody is in and nobody is left out.”

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Is Someone You Know in a Cult? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ginny Grimsley   
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 14:46
Survivor Shares 5 Warning Signs

The difference between “religion” and “cult” can often seem slight.

These days, many are apt to describe believers as one big community of faith, but the fact remains that there are very important differences among various belief systems, says Richard E. Kelly, a self-described “survivor” of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

“On the spectrum of faiths, I put the Watchtower Society – Jehovah’s Witnesses – closer to the (Charles) Manson Family cult than I do, say, the Lutheran Church,” says Kelly, www.richardekelly.com, author of “Growing Up in Mama’s Club – A Childhood Perspective of Jehovah’s Witnesses” and “The Ghosts from Mama’s Club.” The books detail his experiences growing up in a Jehovah’s Witnesses household, the ensuing family disharmony and how the cultish legacy contributed to his sister’s murder.

The following beliefs should be considered cult constructs, he says.

• Certainty that the world will end in one’s lifetime: This is a crucial pill to swallow for a subsequent list of cult beliefs, which keep followers in a perpetual state of fear. If only one holds true enough to a strict set of rules – like avoiding pledges of allegiance at school, for example – then they may be spared at Armageddon.

• Social manipulation: For Jehovah’s Witnesses who are not observant of all rules, ostracism and shunning is used. How to handle someone who questions policy? Make sure their family ignores them!

• Cripple half of the members (women): For Jehovah’s Witnesses, women are seen as creatures trapped somewhere between men and animals in God’s hierarchy. No woman can have a position of authority, which means it's men only for preaching, teaching and praying. If there’s an official meeting and a woman prays she must cover her head out of respect for the angels who might be there.

• Scorning education: Who needs advanced learning when the world is sure to end in a few short years? Kelly’s sister, Marilyn, had very little education, so when she was finally able to leave home, she had few coping skills. She ultimately met an abusive third husband, who later murdered her.

• Sexually repressive: Jehovah’s Witnesses are thoroughly indoctrinated in how to harness the power of the sex drive to please God. It’s obsessive compulsive when it comes to creating rules about sexual do's and don’ts, from masturbation to the role of women; from conception to sexual pleasure. Sex before marriage is an onerous crime, punishable by shunning and death at Armageddon.

About Richard E. Kelly

Richard E. Kelly grew up as a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. At 20, while working at the religion’s headquarters, he left the group to live with his wife, Helen, in New York City. Because Kelly’s family believed Armageddon was imminent, his education was limited to what was required by law, since there would be no future. However, he went on to earn a bachelor’s in accounting, a master’s in business and become president of a Michigan manufacturing company. He now enjoys retirement with his family and friends.

 
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