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Bringing attention to domestic violence awareness

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Armando Ramirez Clerk of Court October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this time, we encourage members of our local community to become familiar with how the local office of the Osceola Clerks of the Court can help you or someone you know. Unfortunately, one in four women and one in seven men in the United States suffer physical violence at the hands of their spouses, intimate partners or even

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  • Letters to the Editor for October 11, 2014

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    A county of slobs To the Editor: A few days ago I ventured to the Osceola County Courthouse. As I approached the elevator, a horde of people were being escorted by a deputy. My first thought was that there had been a dope bust the night before. I was wrong. They were jurors. Not one man wore a coat and tie and only one woman was wearing a dress. There

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  • NFL needs to consult black women to get abuse policy right

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Mary Sanchez Tribune Media If you think the NFL’s domestic violence problem has been talked to death, there’s one interested party that begs to differ. The leaders of several national black women’s organizations have written a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking for a meeting. In the national conversation about domestic violence that was kindled by the beatings of African-American women and children by NFL players, these African-American leaders

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  • Article should stir dialogue – not diatribes on death

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 1:48 pm

     I want to live to be 85. Well, 92, if my legs are still working. Definitely not 105. At least that’s what I say now. Whatever age I’d choose for my swan song, I’m aiming further than Zeke Emanuel. In a recent article in The Atlantic magazine, under the headline, “Why I Hope to Die at 75,” Emanuel –  a physician and director of the Clinical Bioethics Department at the

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  • Why do Americans hate America?

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Cal Thomas Tribune Media After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one reason for the defection is that too many of the defectors have forgotten what it means to be British. As a means of fighting the radicalization of young people, he wants all of Britain’s schools to again teach “British values.” It is a diagnosis Americans

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  • U.S. militarism won’t eradicate ‘traces of evil’

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Robert Koehler Tribune Media Barack Obama’s central dilemma last week, when he tried to sell a new war to the American public on the eve of the 13th anniversary of 9/11, was to speak convincingly about the wisdom and effectiveness of U.S. foreign policy over the last decade-plus while at the same time, alas, dropping the bad news that it didn’t work. Thus: “Thanks to our military and counterterrorism professionals,

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  • Letters to the Editor for October 4, 2014

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Editor’s note: The following two letters to the editor are in response to the Sept. 27 letter titled “Nature trumps same sex marriage.” Letter writer deserves applause To the Editor: Ellen Thumma deserves applause for speaking the truth about homosexual relationships. A fight against nature is a fight against yourself. Homosexuality is a blueprint for your own extinction, how smart is that? The push to obtain a marriage license is

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