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  • Children died in filthy apartment

    11/17/2004 9:47:54 PM PST · by AngieGal · 13 replies · 755+ views
    King County Journal ^ | 11/17/04 | Bruce Rommel
    KENT -- When police discovered two young children dead of starvation in an East Hill apartment, they found the floor of the master bedroom where the mother was sleeping littered with empty beer cans, laundry and garbage. After she awoke, Marie Genevieve Robinson said nothing. When she rose from her bed, she staggered to a closet and pulled a can of beer from an 18-pack and police placed her under arrest, Kent detectives wrote in their report. The 36-year-old mother appeared somewhat bewildered Tuesday morning in her initial court appearance as District Judge Robert E. McBeth reviewed the police report...
  • US kids 'abandoned' in Africa

    08/20/2004 10:13:53 AM PDT · by Ironfocus · 10 replies · 1,132+ views
    Ibadan - Allegedly abandoned by their American mother as she took up military contract work in Iraq, seven American children left behind for months in Africa begged for change for food and shuttled from a stranger's care to a state-run orphanage, recalled Nigerians who crossed their paths. Ranging in age from seven to 16, the Texas children arrived late last month at their last stop in Africa, the government orphanage in this Nigerian market city of millions bustling with traders and crippled and leprous beggars. By then, a step away from rescue, the American children were skinny, mosquito-bitten and suffering...
  • When a Judge Speaks for You

    03/29/2004 11:06:24 AM PST · by phenn · 12 replies · 149+ views
    Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation ^ | 03-29-04 | Jan Warner
    When a Judge Speaks for You When she was a child, she was taught that if she did not brush her teeth, they would rot out. Now her teeth are rotting out, but no one speaks for her. When she was a child, her parents took her to the doctor when she had an infection. Now, recurring infections and bedsores ravage her body, but no one speaks for her. When she became disabled, her husband became her guardian and obtained more than $1.5 million from a malpractice case for her rehabilitation and health care. But her funds have been used...
  • Lack Of Parental Support During Childhood linked W/Increased Depression & Chronic Health Problems

    03/19/2004 7:42:26 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 18 replies · 395+ views
    EMBARGO: NOT FOR RELEASE UNTIL 6:00 PM (EST) MARCH 21, 2004 LACK OF PARENTAL SUPPORT DURING CHILDHOOD IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED ADULT DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS, STUDY FINDS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WASHINGTON — People with abundant parental support during childhood are likely to have relatively good health throughout adulthood, whereas people with inadequate parental support while growing up are likely to have poorer health as adults, suggests a new study involving a nationally representative sample of nearly 3,000 adults. The findings are reported on in the March issue of Psychology and Aging, a journal published by the American Psychological Association...
  • Juvenile judge may face neglect charges

    01/26/2004 3:36:37 PM PST · by TonyBanks · 13 replies · 241+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/26/04 | Steve Visser
    Juvenile judge may face neglect charges DA will decide after probe is over By STEVE VISSER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A Fulton County Juvenile Court judge could face child neglect charges in the very courthouse she works in for leaving her 4-year-old daughter home alone at night. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said he is awaiting the outcome of a police investigation before deciding whether to take action against Hickson. Chief Juvenile Court Judge Nina Hickson has admitted to leaving her daughter at night to run an errand -- which resulted in the girl being found wandering coatless and shoeless...
  • Fires might break deadlock over effort to thin forests (SCREW NEW DETAILS, THIS WAS PREVENTABLE!)

    10/28/2003 3:06:15 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 1 replies · 127+ views
    Mercury News | 10/28/03 | Jim Puzzanghera
    WASHINGTON - Legislation to reduce the risk of wildfires -- proposed more than a year ago after earlier Western blazes -- has been stalled in Congress for months because lawmakers have been unable to agree on the details. Now, the devastating fires raging through Southern California might free that logjam. ``It's time for this body and this Congress to act,'' Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who is pushing compromise legislation, told her fellow senators Monday night. Widespread support There is wide agreement that millions of acres of forests need to be thinned to keep them from exploding into deadly wildfires. The...
  • Ageism in health care is really hidden rationing

    10/02/2003 3:56:20 PM PDT · by MarMema · 28 replies · 436+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 9-26-03 | Judy Gerstel
    It's been almost two years since my mother woke up one autumn morning in the apartment we shared and said she didn't have the strength to move. It was a couple of months before her 96th birthday and her dementia and frailty had been getting worse. I took her to a downtown hospital and, after a night on a stretcher in the emergency room, she was transferred to a room on the geriatric floor. I knew, of course, that she might never come home again. But I also knew that she would choose not to go gently into the night,...
  • ‘Bullycide’ or Neglect? --- Mother Faces Trial in 12-Year-Old Son’s Suicide

    09/09/2003 7:43:27 AM PDT · by bedolido · 37 replies · 1,371+ views
    ABC News ^ | 09/09/03 | Bryan Robinson
    Sept. 9— Who really failed Joseph Daniel Scruggs? Daniel was only 12 years old when he hanged himself in the closet of his bedroom on Jan. 2, 2002. By all accounts, he was troubled. Weighing only 63 pounds, he was bullied mercilessly at school. His small size, tendency to dress in shabby clothes, poor hygiene and strong body odor made him easy prey for ridicule by his classmates at Washington Middle School in Meriden, Conn. The bullying was so severe that Daniel feared going to school and was absent 44 days in the months before his death. And when he...
  • Deck collapses at W.VA. College Party (Byrd neglected WVA building trades, hurts students!!)

    05/10/2003 10:55:15 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 16 replies · 239+ views
    ap ^ | 5/10/03 | ap
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - A second-floor deck collapsed at a house where Marshall University students were celebrating the end of the school year Friday night, injuring more than a dozen people, authorities said. As many as 15 people were standing on the 10-by-15-foot deck that fell at 10:15 p.m., said Amanda Baisden, who lived at the home. "I was in the parking lot talking to a friend and I heard a big crack. I looked up and saw my best friend's arm flailing, and everything fell," Baisden said. Thirteen people were taken to two area hospitals, nursing supervisors said. None...
  • Foster Mother Arrested For Using Duct Tape On Kids

    04/17/2003 6:12:40 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 52 replies · 2,760+ views
    WTAE-TV ^ | April 17, 2003
    Foster Mother Arrested For Using Duct Tape On Kids Three Children Have Been Placed With Other Families POSTED: 11:58 a.m. EDT April 17, 2003 UPDATED: 2:04 p.m. EDT April 17, 2003 LEVITTOWN, Pa. -- A Levittown, Pa., woman, honored last year for her work as a foster mother by a local organization, is now under arrest for allegedly wrapping up her foster children with duct tape. Middletown Township police said Colleen Broe, 34, was charged Wednesday with felony counts of endangering the welfare of children and false imprisonment for restraining the children by using duct tape. Her husband, Neil Broe,...
  • Mike Farris Addresses Social Workers at National Conference

    04/11/2003 6:10:11 PM PDT · by Kuksool · 8 replies · 250+ views
    HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOCIATION ^ | April 9, 2003 | Mike Farris
    Mike Farris Addresses Social Workers at National Conference On April 1, 2003, Home School Legal Defense Association Co-founder and Chairman Michael Farris addressed a national gathering of social workers in St. Louis, Missouri. Gateways to Prevention, the 14th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, hosted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services' Administration of Children and Families, was designed for "child protection workers and administrators, social workers … and others committed to ensuring the protection of children" according to the conference website. Farris was invited by Bush administration officials to discuss Home School Legal Defense Association's...
  • [terrorist CNA!] Nurse recalls trauma of working with accused terrorist Battle

    10/28/2002 11:35:21 AM PST · by Cascadians · 10 replies · 382+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 10/27/02 | Margie Boule
    Nurse recalls trauma of working with accused terrorist Battle Battle all smiles 9/11, nurse says Linda Jackson was as surprised as anyone three weeks ago, when authorities arrested three Portlanders and charged them with conspiring to aid al-Qaida in their fight against the United States. But when she heard the names of the suspects, she had one of those "aha" moments. Jeffrey Leon Battle. Hadn't she called it? Hadn't she said to her fellow employees on Sept. 11 last year, "He has something to do with this"? Hadn't she, in fact, quit her job as Jeffrey Battle's supervisor after the...

    08/09/2002 6:13:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 2,017+ views
    Associated Press - direct feed | August 9, 2002 | Devlin Barrett
    NEW YORK (AP) _ A Manhattan man convicted of starving his 4-year-old daughter to death was given the maximum prison sentence _ even as he continued to insist, ``I'm not a monster.'' Leroy Dickerson, 42, was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Nadine Lockwood, who was just 15 pounds, about the weight of a 6-month-old child, when she was found dead under a heap of filthy clothes on Aug. 31, 1996. A judge on Thursday ordered Dickerson to serve 25 years to life in prison. Dickerson had claimed at trial that he was an absentee father unaware that...

    07/31/2002 7:07:56 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 76 replies · 262+ views
    AP ^ | 7/31/02 | CURT ANDERSON
    <p>Byrd, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and, at 84, the longest-serving Democrat in the chamber, questioned whether lawmakers have "completely taken leave of our senses" by moving too fast.</p> <p>"If ever there was a need for the Senate to throw a bucket of cold water on an overheated legislative process that is spinning out of control, it is now," Byrd said from the Senate floor Tuesday.</p>
  • Religious convictions are a poor excuse for criminal negligence

    07/29/2002 8:09:08 AM PDT · by Steve0113 · 12 replies · 326+ views
    The (Fredericksburg, VA) Free Lance-Star ^ | 07/21/2002 | RICHARD AMRHINE
    PRINCE WILLIAM Commonwealth's Attorney Paul B. Ebert did the right thing, of course, when he filed charges against the father who on a hot day accidentally left his daughter to die in the family van.To bring you up to date, Kevin Kelly of Manassas was put in charge of 12 of his 13 kids early last month while his wife and eldest child were on a trip to Ireland.After returning from errands one day, everyone piled out of the van and moved on to new things--everyone except 21-month-old Frances, who was left strapped in her safety seat in the closed...