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Town Hall for Important Issues

Please hold a Town Hall where we can discuss important issues that affect us, our families and our neighbors. I'd like to hear about the money owed the public schools, the problems with scanners in schools or why they would be helpful, and the importance of speed cameras in school zones. I'm a grandmother and these are important issues for me.

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Pa. rehab CEO accused of selling heroin and fentanyl

A Pennsylvania drug rehab founder and CEO is accused of selling heroin and fentanyl to the addicts the facility was designed to heal. Federal officials say 65-year-old David Francis was dealing those deadly drugs to clients and throughout McKees Rocks, a borough near Pittsburgh. The Next Step Foundation that Francis operated is listed as providing recovery housing to drug addicts and alcoholics. Instead of providing the housing, education, support and services to help them recover from addiction, as the organization's mission states, federal agents say Francis was acting as their drug dealer. Federal authorities on Friday raided his home and the rehab facility amid charging him with intention to distribute fentanyl. His detention hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in federal court. A person who bought drugs from him in May died of a fentanyl overdose, investigators said. Federal officials began investigating in July after multiple overdoses were reported in McKees Rocks and nearby Ingram. Fentanyl killed more people in Pennsylvania last year than any other drug, found in 52 percent of overdose victims, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency. Some 2,395 deaths were linked to fentanyl, a 130 percent increase from 2015.

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The judge called it rehab, but it ended up being a 'slave camp' in Oklahoma

The worst day of Brad McGahey’s life was the day a judge decided to spare him from prison. McGahey was 23 with dreams of making it big in rodeo, maybe starring in his own reality TV show. With a 1.5 GPA, he’d barely graduated from high school. He had two kids and mounting child support debt. Then he got busted for buying a stolen horse trailer, fell behind on court fines and blew off his probation officer. Standing in a tiny wood-paneled courtroom in rural Oklahoma in 2010, he faced one year in state prison. The judge had another plan. “You need to learn a work ethic,” the judge told him. “I’m sending you to CAAIR.” McGahey had heard of Christian Alcoholics & Addicts in Recovery. People called it “the Chicken Farm,” a rural retreat where defendants stayed for a year, got addiction treatment and learned to live more productive lives. Most were sent there by courts from across Oklahoma and neighboring states, part of the nationwide push to keep nonviolent offenders out of prison. Aside from daily cans of Dr Pepper, McGahey wasn’t addicted to anything. The judge knew that. But the Chicken Farm sounded better than prison. A few weeks later, McGahey stood in front of a speeding conveyor belt inside a frigid poultry plant, pulling guts and stray feathers from slaughtered chickens destined for major fast food restaurants and grocery stores. There wasn’t much substance abuse treatment at CAAIR. It was mostly factory work for one of America’s top poultry companies. If McGahey got hurt or worked too slowly, his bosses threatened him with prison.

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White supremacist summit convenes in Tennessee

White supremacists from Stormfront, an online forum with more than 330,000 members, traveled here this weekend for a conference replacing what had been billed earlier as their annual Great Smoky Mountains Summit. Don Black of West Palm Beach, Fla., a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard and the forum's founder, announced the Sept. 30 weekend event in July. In the time since the forum's domain hosts removed the site from the Internet, Black became ill and withdrew from its planning, according to Billy Roper, another prominent white supremacist who took over the conference. Saturday also is Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement and the holiest on the religion's calendar. Roper, whose ideology is neo-Nazi according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, said the date of the conference was a coincidence.

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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits off northern California

U.S. Geological Survey says there was only one earthquake, not two as initially thought. A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck on Friday off the coast of Northern California in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no reports of damage or injury. The USGS initially reported that it was followed by a second quake of magnitude 5.6 closer to shore, but later rescinded that. The agency said discrepancies in seismic readings from different sets of scientific equipment had temporarily led to the belief there had been two quakes. The earthquake, which struck west of the California town of Petrolia about four kilometres under the Pacific, was initially reported by the USGS as magnitude 5.8. Normally the effects of a shallow earthquake can be amplified, but a USGS map showed the tremor was not widely felt along the northern California coast. The Office of Emergency Services for Humboldt County, Calif., said there were no initial reports of injuries or damage. Magnitude 5 quakes and above are not uncommon in seismically active California. They are considered moderate and capable of causing considerable damage if they hit a heavily populated area directly. But rarely do they cause problems when they strike offshore from the sparsely populated Mendocino coast.

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BCECE Application Form 2018 For Online Registration

BCECE Application Form 2018 will start from February to March 2018. You need to check your eligibility before registration. BCECE is the short form of Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination. It is the state level entrance exam. For getting the admission in different Engineering, Medical, Pharmacy and Agriculture intuitions in Bihar state, an applicant have to clear this exam.

BCECE Application Form 2018

This exam will conduct within two stages, stage 1 and stage 2. It is compulsory to appear in stage 1 and then the applicant can for stage 2. For getting admission in Engineering, Medical, Pharmacy, and Agriculture intuitions have to clear both the stages. This exam conducts every year in the month of April & May 2018. Now candidates need to register online by following the guidelines. For appearing in the exam, you need to download BCECE Notification 2018 the official Website.

The application form will be starting from the first week of February 2018 and the last date is the last week of March 2018. Bihar CET 2018 Online Registration • The candidate has to check the qualification criteria as per their interesting stream.

• For filling the application form, visit the official site and click on the appearing link.

• A single form can be filled by each candidate. • Registered as a Fresh Candidate & choose the group to apply. • Both the forms filled by after each other same procedure for the fees also.

• Candidate must be an Indian. • Candidate should belong to Bihar state as well as have a valid residence. Submit Basic Information • Applicants have required filling all the requested information such as basic details, educational and the course for which they applying. • The candidate photo must click after January 1, 2018.

• Select the “Submit” button for applying.

• Select the “Upload Images” section for uploading the scan images like photo, signature, mark sheets etc. • Click the “Save” button & go for the “Pay Examination Fee” choice.

• Select the approach of payment and go for the “Proceed for Payment” and make fee payment via offline or online mode. • Duly filled application form can send to board authority. • Print out all forms as well as fee receipts with yourself. BCECE 2018 Exam Fee The payment can pay by either net banking, e-challan of SBI bank or Debit/credit card.

• For PCB/PCM the fees can pay 660/- and 330/- for General Cast and SC/ST cast respectively. • PCMB the fees will be 730/- and 365/- for General Cast and SC/ST cast respectively.

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AP ECET 2018 Online Application Form For New

AP ECET 2018 Online Application Form has uploaded by JNTU for those candidates who have done their diploma and want to get admission into the new session of engineering course. AP ECET 2018 is also known as Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test. The application form has issued from the third week of the February 2018.

AP ECET 2018 Application Form

This is the state level entrance exam which will synchronize by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur for the academic session. On behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University conducts this exam. After attending the exam, students will get the admission in the 2nd year of regular B.E. or B.Tech and B.Pharmacy courses.

After passing this exam, a candidate will get the admission in different institutes, colleges, as well as universities of Andhra Pradesh. For this candidates have to visit the AP ECET official website for download the notification. Candidates have to check all the eligible criteria, which has explained on the website. Also, You can start filling up the ECET Application carefully with all required mandatory information. Eligible candidates have to online for this exam through the official website. For different courses, different educational qualification criteria are there. AP ECET Eligibility 2018 For appearing in the exam, the candidate should be of Indian nationality.

The candidate must be of Andhra Pradesh state or must have a valid permanent residence. For other nationality, candidates have to follow some rules and regulations of University. For apply, first of all, the candidates have to pay the fees offline or online and then the registration process is started. AP ECET 2018 Online Registration

• The first step is payment of fees. For online payment, you can click on “Online Payment” & select the post for applying the exam.

• Candidates need to select the option which will suitable for “Payment of Gateway” and select “Make Payment” and submit.

• After completing the process, the candidate will receive the “Journal Number” gives you the next step i.e. submission of application. • When the candidate will visit the website, following details are listed. • Payment of fee

• Known your payment status • Fill the application • Print the application form • Now, you can click on the “Fill the Application”. A new web page will appear.

• After clicking the "payment verification”, you can fill the application form with all mandatory information required by the university.

• Aadhaar card number is necessary.

You can also upload the scan images of the photograph as well as signature.

• You can press “Submit” button and get a print out of the application. AP ECET Exam Fee 2018 The exam fees can pay through AP Online Service or through payment gateway i.e. credit or debit card, or net banking. While paying through online the processing fee has required paying. The exam fee is Rs. 500/-.

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Prepare your kids for a perfect move

You are shifting to a new place with your kids but worrying too much. Shifting with your kids can be a thing of major concern. Many people even feel it very difficult and they get very tensed. They think too much that how everything will be done. Packing and handling kids at the same time and shifting to a new place is another issue. But today with the wide availability of the experts and professionals in the field of packing and moving.

packers and movers in chandigarh

They not only give you a sigh of relief rather they give you full satisfaction from starting to ending. Its their responsibility to pack your stuff and than relocate it to your new place. Make sure you hire the company which is offering you great deal. Try not to hire the company which is new and have less experience as this can be messy for you and your kids to pack and travel and unpack the stuff. There are various things that are to be kept in mind when you are travelling with your kids specially. Keep few things in mind while hiring a packing agency.

These few things are as follows:- Ask for their experience- It is must to ask the organisation that fronm how long they are working in this field. This matter a lot because you don't want to have any type of inconvenience especially your kids. Your kids are your first priority and if they are toddlers so it can be very risky to handle the kids at the sime time while you are packing. So the experts workers are require who can manage everything at an ease without giving much stresss to you. Their transportation Do ask the firm about what kind of facilities they are offering.

Packers And Movers in Ludhiana

If you are about to carry less stuff than you need a vehichle according to it. And if the belongings are too much so ask them if they provide you with big vehicle or not. Because on the spot it can be very tough for you to carry the stuff in different vehicles. Even in your own vehicle which can be uneasy for your kids also. Their policies Try to ask the agencies about their policies. In this competitve world they are giving different policies to different customers. So not to have any fight at the billing time or at the end always go through their policies and handle everything softly so that any misunderstanding at the end can sometimes turn into fights. So avaoid that to give a smooth and hassle free shifting with your kids. So summing up this, on the arrival of your shifting day, get some toys and other interesting things for your children. Hand the things to kids and that can be effortlessly open.

When moving to another house, take your children to parks and play areas to offer them donning offices that can change their state of mind and they can locate the new place fascinating. Through ideal correspondence with your children, you can make them comprehend the circumstance. Ensure that your children discover things for the sake of entertainment or they like the thought to move to another place. It will be simple for you to comprehend the photo.

Attempt to make change for your children in your own room in the underlying days of another house so they don't feel alone or get exhausted. The experts you have hired should not give any kind of harm to your kids. They should be well trained that how to work in a way that their packing should not give any kind of problem to kids.

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White House Says FARC Deal Not Discussed at Secret Mar-a-Lago Run In

The White House is pushing back on reports of a secret Mar-a-Lago meeting between President Donald Trump and two former Colombian presidents last week. A White House official acknowledged to NBC News that former Colombian Presidents Álvaro Uribe and Andrés Pastrana were invited to Trump's Palm Beach club by one of its members, but say the group shared a mere hand shake after Trump bumped into them there. The official, who spoke to NBC News on condition of anonymity, says the entire exchange lasted only a couple of minutes and denies that the tenuous Colombian peace deal with the FARC — a revolutionary group in the country — was discussed. When asked about the meeting during Wednesday's press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters "I don't have anything for you at this time." But the White House account doesn't match that from one of the meeting's participants. Pastrana tweeted a thank you at the President's Twitter handle after the meeting, expressing gratitude for a "cordial and very frank conversation" about the problems of Colombia and the region. The Miami Herald was first to report the meeting, adding that it was reportedly arranged by Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a critic of the peace plan. Image: Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez (left). Former Colombian President Andres Pastrana (right). Former Colombian presidents Alvaro Uribe Velez (left) and Andres Pastrana (right). EPA/AP Trump himself has not yet publicly discussed his stance on the issue, but his decision could impact the $450 million in foreign aid promised by former President Barack Obama.The Mar-a-Lago meeting brings forth many questions, both about what the Trump administration will do regarding the FARC deal, but also regarding government transparency and the loophole that Mar-a-Lago provides.Asked about the added secrecy of Mar-a-Lago, the same White House official argued that the president can hold meetings and bump into people outside of the White House as well. And Spicer has long defended the Palm Beach destination as a place for the president to both work and see family.But visitor logs are not disclosed from the club, which members must pay a fee of $200,000 to join, and Trump has spent seven weekends at his Palm Beach getaway. While there, he often golfs with undisclosed partners - despite requests from White House reporters to know who is joining him on the course

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Dear Marty

I'm all for small business's but when Cebu on 88-3 ave has a gridlock because of there valet parking . It is dangerous because there are many angry drivers that can't ft through because of the many doubled parked cars. And for myself I have to triple park to let my daughter and granddaughter out to get to there home. Is there anyway Cebu could be told not to have cars doubled park for long period of times. There is gonna be a road rage out here one day. I'm just saying but it's not fair for the people who live here and the horns honking when you are putting your babies to sleep. Thank you

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NYS Senator Martin J. Golden To Be Honored At Walk

New York State Senator Martin J. Golden, a fierce advocate for lymphedema and lymphatic disease research, will be honored with LE&RN's 2014 Impact Award at this Sunday's Walk for Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases. The Senator was instrumental in passing two resolutions in the New York State legislature this past year, one honoring LE&RN's Youth Ambassador Connor Looby and the other recognizing March 6 as Lymphedema Awareness Day in New York State. While Senator Golden had a busy schedule on the anniversary of September 11, which so impacted the city and his district, he took a few moments out of his day today to talk to us about why lymphatic disease research is so important to him. "So many people in my community, and in every community around the United States, have people who have been afflicted with cancer, and lymphedema is an all-too-common side effect. We also know people who have been born with lymphedema or other lymphatic diseases. And far too little attention has been devoted to this area," the Senator said. "I have worked closely with both Senator Dean Skelos and Senator Kemp Hannon to ensure that more resources are devoted to these diseases." When asked what he thought about LE&RN hosting its first-ever Walk in Brooklyn, Senator Golden, whose district includes large areas of Brooklyn from Bay Ridge to Manhattan Beach, laughed. "Of course I'm thrilled and I know that LE&RN will find a supportive community in the wonderful people of this borough. I myself am looking forward to an amazing day of meeting advocates and raising awareness."

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Youth Leadership Recognition Awards Program

Dear senator Golden, please consider implementing this wonderful program to recognize youth like myself in a Youth Leadership Recognition Awards Program, implemented by some other NY State Senators!

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Youth Leadership Recognition Awards Program

Dear senator Golden, please consider implementing this wonderful program to recognize youth like myself in a Youth Leadership Recognition Awards Program, implemented by some other NY State Senators!

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Street Lights in Marine Park

Senator Golden, I moved from Dyker Heights to Marine Park 3 years ago and the amount of accidents on Fillmore Avenue and East 37th-38th streets are staggering! It is very difficult for drivers coming up the side street to see up the avenue and it creates two dangerous intersections. As much as I do not like too many street lights, I do feel for the safety of our neighbors (there are so many families in this area with young children, and I have two small children almost ready to go outside and play) and for motorists, we do need one on the corner of E37th or E38th streets and Fillmore ave. thank you for considering.

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Create a new park

You know what would make this lovely place even more lovely? A new park! Please consider it.

Official response from considering

This is something my administration is actively considering.

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