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PAF sets annual seminar for June

first_img April 30, 2006 Regular News PAF sets annual seminar for June PAF sets annual seminar for June The Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., will hold its 30th Annual Seminar and Membership Meeting at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club in Indian Harbor Beach June 16-17. The theme is “Litigation, Probate, and Estate Planning on the Space Coast.”The seminars are held as general and double-track sessions. The general session seminars include “Motivational/Leadership,” presented by Randy Alonso; “Jury System,” presented by Judge A.B. Majeed; “First Amendment Issues,” presented by Michael Kahn and Gary Edinger; and a presentation on “Estate Planning: Alternative Investments.” The litigation track includes “Litigation,” presented by Charles Schillinger; “Evidence,” presented by Louis Jiannine; and “Arbitration Rules,” presented by Ed Kinberg. The probate and estate planning track includes “Elder Care,” presented by Laura Anderson; “Probate and Trust Litigation,” presented by Scott Krasny; and “Homestead,” presented by Steve Heuston.All association members are invited to attend PAF’s 30th Annual Membership Meeting June 17 at 1:30 p.m., followed by a membership forum at 3:30 p.m., during which issues concerning the association and the paralegal profession in Florida will be discussed.last_img read more

Fleeing vehicle crashes into two Mason City homes

first_imgMASON CITY — One person was arrested after a pickup crashed into a pair of homes in southeastern Mason City on Monday afternoon.The Mason City Police Department says they tried to stop a pickup in the area of 5th and South Vermont. Officers say the truck sped away and later hit a parked car near the intersection of 7th and South Vermont, continuing on to hit a parked car in a driveway and then hitting two houses in the 900 block of 7th Southeast.Police say 21-year-old Sidney Garcia of Mason City was the driver of the vehicle, and was charged with failure to maintain control, not having a driver’s license or proof of insurance, and eluding a police officer.29-year-old Terry Arp of Mason City was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.last_img

What Is God Saying about Ebola?

first_imgMany Liberians claim to be depending on God to protect them from the outbreak of the Ebola Virus, but are on the other hand holding unto mindsets and attitudes completely opposite to the mindset and attitudes God wants them to have towards such a contagious and infectious disease.Many believe they don’t need to take any extra care because God will protect them. Others believe that there is no need to do so because God has already decided who will live and who will die. These beliefs, mindsets and attitudes are completely false, misleading and are lies from the pit of hell… meant to ignorantly destroy the lives of those who hold such thinking and put the lives of many others at risk.Sickness and Diseases did not originate from God; they are the result of man’s SIN (disobedience, negligence, carelessness, failure to follow instructions, wickedness, etc.) that has shortened his life and made his body vulnerable to all kinds of weaknesses and external factors… including that of deadly viruses, that eventually leads to his death (Genesis 2 & 3). Because of disobedience, God may remove aspects of His protective covering from over a people. When this happens, they become exposed to afflictions like sicknesses and diseases… until they learn. (Num.12).Sickness and Diseases do not bring glory to God. God is glorified when we are healed, but He is not in the business of afflicting people just to receive glory from healing them. God is totally against sickness and diseases because they destroy His beloved creation and hinder His perfect will for man. This is why scripture says He anointed Jesus Christ to heal sickness and diseases (Matt. 8:23, Matt. 4:18). Though man will return to the dust, God’s preferred will is that he lives a full healthy life… to a ripe old age (Gen. 25:8, Psa. 90:10).We must know that when it comes to protecting us, God never leaves us out of it. In order for us to demonstrate how serious we are about our own protection, God gives us protective guidelines and principles to follow. These guidelines and principles become our part of the responsibility in His effort to protect us.In the case of infectious and contagious diseases for example, God has given guidelines and principles in His Word to follow in preventing their spread among people. Instructions like washing hands, feet, entire body and clothes are all common biblical cleanliness/health instructions. Other instructions like (1) reporting oneself to health authorities if suspected of having signs of a deadly infectious disease, (2) being tested by medical authorities, (3) being confined or quarantined if tested positive (4) burning of infected clothing and materials, etc., are all given by God to us as our part of the responsibility in His effort to protect us from such highly infectious diseases. Praying for the sick, for health workers and authorities, for the communities, for our families and our own selves are all further instructions.At the back are instructions (guidelines and principles) found in the Book of Leviticus, given by God outlining how the society and health authorities in Israel were to prevent the spread of Leprosy, a disease that was also highly infectious. These measures were given as principles to also be used in case of the outbreak of other similar infectious and contagious diseases like Ebola.When you read those verses of scripture, you will realize that God is saying He expects us to play the natural role given us by Him for our own protection… and He will play the supernatural role regarding our protection.Biblical Laws (Principles) Concerning Dreaded Skin Diseases (Or Highly Infectious/Contagious Diseases)The below passages outline guidelines that God gave Israel to follow in containing the infectious disease of Leprosy. It was also written to give us a clear picture of the type of attitude and actions God wants us to take towards highly infectious diseases… including that of EBOLA. (The comments in bold in parenthesis were added for broader understanding.)LEVITICUS 13:1-52 & 14:54-571 The Lord gave Moses and Aaron these regulations (guidelines & principles). 2 If anyone has a sore on his skin or a boil or an inflammation (or signs & symptoms of a disease) which could develop into a dreaded skin disease (or a highly infectious/contagious disease like Ebola), he shall be brought to the Aaronite priest (to the hospital to see a Doctor). 3 The priest (the Doctor) shall examine the sore (do a test), and if the hairs in it have turned white and the sore appears to be deeper than the surrounding skin (or if, as a result of the test a highly infectious virus like the Ebola virus is discovered), it is a dreaded skin disease (or a highly infectious/contagious disease), and the priest (the Doctor) shall pronounce the person unclean (or infected). 4 But if the sore is white and does not appear to be deeper than the skin round it and the hairs have not turned white (if the signs & symptoms appear but it is not yet certain of what it is), the priest (Doctor) shall isolate (confine) the person for seven days (for a period of time). 5 The priest (Doctor) shall examine him again on the seventh day (after a period of time), and if in his opinion the sore looks the same and has not spread, he shall isolate (confine) him for another seven days (period of time). 6 The priest (Doctor) shall examine him again on the seventh day, and if the sore has faded and has not spread, he shall pronounce him ritually clean; it is only a sore. The person shall wash his clothes and be ritually clean. 7 But if the sore spreads after the priest (Doctor) has examined him and pronounced him clean, he must appear before the priest (Doctor) again. 8 The priest (Doctor) will examine him again, and if it has spread (the virus is present), he shall pronounce him unclean; it is a dreaded skin disease (highly infectious/contagious disease)…45 A person who has a dreaded skin disease (a highly infectious/contagious disease) must wear torn clothes, leave his hair uncombed, cover the lower part of his face, and call out, “Unclean, unclean!” 46 He remains unclean as long as he has the disease, and he must live outside the camp, away from others (until of course his disease is healed. This does not mean the sick should be neglected or abandoned to die. It rather means they should be identified, separated and well cared for to get well).47 When there is mildew (or signs of contamination) on clothing whether wool or linen, 48 or on any piece of linen or wool cloth or on leather or anything made of leather, 49 if it is greenish or reddish, it is a spreading mildew and must be shown (or turned over) to the priest (or Doctor). 50 The priest (Doctor) shall examine it and put the object away for seven days (a period of time). 51 He shall examine it again on the seventh day, and if the mildew has spread, the object is unclean (contaminated). 52 The priest shall burn (destroy) it, because it is a spreading mildew (or infectious disease) which must be destroyed by fire……Chapter 14:54-5754 These are the laws about dreaded skin diseases (highly infectious diseases); 55-56 sores, boils, or inflammations (including symptoms of Ebola); and about mildew in clothes or houses. 57 These laws determine when something is unclean and when it is clean.NOTE: God is saying He expects us to play the natural role given us by Him for our protection, and He will play the supernatural role. To those who have ears, eyes, and minds, let them heed what the LORD is saying to His people. If we do this, divine protection is guaranteed.WARNING: Those who have chosen to take God’s instructions for granted, thereby directly or indirectly putting their lives and the lives of others at risk, keep in mind that God is watching you. Beware that what you sow today, you may reap tomorrow… when you think all is well with you. About the Author:Frey Bedell is the founder and executive director of Christ-Centered Ministries and Fit to Rebuild, a Liberian NGO. He can be reached on 0777318444 or 0886920920. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pedestrian, 70, killed by speeding motorist running red light

first_img “He didn’t even see her,” said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Arlene Hennessey, a supervisor at Valley Traffic Division “She – totally oblivious – hit him in the crosswalk.” The motorist didn’t stop, but two witnesses followed her for about a mile to Glenoaks and Roxford Street, where they boxed her in and called the police. The woman was hysterical and she was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, Hennessey said. Traffic on Glenoaks was backed up for hours as police investigated. Hennessey said police even recruited passersby to help direct traffic. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Detective Jim Deaton at (818) 374-1939. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SYLMAR – Police identified the woman accused of running a red light yesterday and killing a 70-year-old pedestrian as Julia Elena O’Connor of Canyon Country. She is accused of hitting the victim, identified as Jose Ortiz, 70, who was visiting from El Salvador, just before 11 a.m. Thursday as he was in a crosswalk at Glenoaks Boulevard at Polk Street reading a newspaper, police said. The motorist didn’t stop. Witnesses followed the her from the scene, boxed her in about a mile away and called police. She has been booked into the Los Angeles County Jail on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run. Bail was set at $100,000. The unidentified man was crossing when a car driven by a 24-year-old woman speeding in a blue 1997 Acura north on Glenoaks hit the man, police said. He died at the scene. His name was not immediately available.last_img read more