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The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society

by Raymond S. Moore, Ph.D.

April 11, 2005

"The learning tools -- vision, hearing, cognition, nervous system-- of average children who enroll at today's early ages are not tempered for structured academic tasks.

Students lose physical and mental health from 1) uncertainty from leaving the family nest, 2) bafflement from social pressures and restrictions, 3) frustration from pressure to use their unready "learning tools" which can't handle the regimentation and routine of formal lessons, 4) hyperactivity growing out of tattered nerves warring against rigid studies, 5) failure which flows from the episodes above, 6) delinquency which is failure's twin, and 7) a sense of family lost, often including suicide.

by James Achisa

October 16, 2013

Since the Sandy Hook school shooting, conspiracy theories have abounded in the absence of an official story that answers everyone's questions.

Law enforcement from outside of Sandy Hook cuffed and detained in the woods, fleeing the scene, two very different sets of AR15 magazines found (half tactically reloaded, the other half emptied completely), and how did such a light weight as Adam Lanza have carried so much ammunition and fired so many rounds, in such a short period of time... these are amongst the most notorious questions asked by conspiracy theorists. But just as the questions began to lose momentum, now a move to silence those demolishing the crime scene has reignited the debate over "what really happened."

The Salt Lake Tribune (UT)

by Matt Canham

December 18, 2005

Women are the rulers of the college world, outnumbering male undergraduates in the United States by more than 2 million. But women's dominance doesn't extend to the University of Utah. And nobody knows why.

The U.'s student body is 46 percent female, when the national average is 57 percent. While each year women command a larger share of the student body nationwide, the U.'s gender split is almost exactly the same as it was a decade ago. "I don't know if I should be concerned or not, but I am intensely curious," said U. President Michael Young, who has commissioned a study of the U.'s gender imbalance.

CNS News

November 6, 2012

A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children will have to stand at an intersection wearing a sign warning about idiots.

Court records show a Cleveland Municipal Court judge on Monday ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to stand at an intersection for two days next week. She will have to wear a sign saying: "Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus." The judge ordered her to wear the sign from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. both days.

by Jennifer Joas

June 12, 2014

A woman died at the Berks County Jail in Bern Township on Saturday. Some legislators are questioning why how she died and why she was in jail in the first place.

"I have questions as well as what happened to the woman in prison. How did it happen that she passed away? Did she need medical attention and not receive it," said PA Senator Judy Schwank, (D) Berks County. Eileen Dinino, 55, was a mother of seven. She was serving a 48-hour sentence for her children's multiple truancy violations. But some legislators cannot come to grips with her sentence. "I cannot understand how someone ends up going to jail. They did not murder someone, they did not steal, they did not commit a felony. How does jail time equate to resolving this particular problem?" said Sen. Schwank.

by Brian Doherty

June 11, 2014

Some monstrous policy out of Pennsylvania, a land where there is no such thing as debtors prison for the poor unless that debt is to the government, that institution that only monsters question because after all it's there to help the poor.

Hundreds of parents, some impoverished and overwhelmed, have been jailed in Pennsylvania for failing to pay court fines that arise from truancy hearings after their children skip school, creating what some call a "debtor's prison" for people like Eileen DiNino. DiNino, 55, of Reading, was found dead in a jail cell Saturday morning, hours after she surrendered to serve a 48-hour sentence. She had racked up $2,000 in fines, fees and court costs since 1999 as the Reading School District tried to keep her children in class, most recently at a vocational high school.

by T. Colleen Morgan

July 16, 2011

A Bridgewater bookkeeper who is facing embezzlement charges for allegedly taking almost $86,000 from the private Canterbury School in New Milford while she worked there-to finance the renovation of her Keeler Road home-was charged with perjury last week.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit on file in the Litchfield Superior Court, Deborah Wilmot was charged with perjury May 11 after an assistant state's attorney discovered that the defendant in the embezzlement case allegedly did not tell the truth in court while she was under oath.

July 14, 2014

A woman charged with performing sexual acts involving two pets and forcing a 6-year-old-boy to perform sex acts on her is back at work as a deputy director at the Centers for Disease Control.

Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey, 44, is the deputy director of the CDC's Laboratory Science, Policy and Practice Program Office (LSPPPO). She is charged with multiple counts of child molestation and one count of bestiality, according to CBS affiliate WGCL in Atlanta. Lindsey was arrested October 10 following a six-week investigation by the DeKalb County police. Police say they unearthed evidence that a 6-year-old boy was involved in sex acts with Lindsey and her boyfriend Thomas Westerman, a fellow CDC employee who is also charged in the case. The child molestation allegedly took place between January and August of 2010 at Lindsey's home in Decatur, Ga.

San Diego Union-Tribune (CA)

by John Berhman

August 27, 2005

A woman who tried to sign up her 10-year-old son for a cinema-appreciation class at Palomar College yesterday ended up being handcuffed, hauled away by campus police and charged with trespassing.

The woman, Claire Bennett, 47, of San Marcos, said she registered for the class previously and was told that she could register her son, Jonathan, on the first day of class. She described her son as a "film savant" and said neither she nor her husband, Russell, has any problem with his watching R-rated movies.

The Hour

by Steve Kobak

March 31, 2010

The woman accused of lying about her credentials and deceiving parents of autistic students and duping the city out of thousands of dollars appeared in Norwalk Superior Court today.

Stacy Lore, 33, of Carmel, N.Y., was charged with three counts each of second-degree forgery, first-degree larceny and criminal impersonation. Her bond was set at $200,000 and her case was transfered to the Part A dockett at Stamford Superior Court. Her next court appearance is scheduled for April 14.


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