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November 18, 2011
Sexually perverted adults are found in all walks of life, not merely college football programs. That the recent Penn State tragedy occurred around a sport with a reputation for machismo and tough men is a coincidence. This sort of criminal behavior has taken place in religious institutions, service organizations like the Boy Scouts, community recreation programs, public schools, and even in families. It has been suggested in the press that those who were aware of this behavior and did not stop it immediately or report it to the police used poor judgment.
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November 23, 2011
An article in the Nov. 25, 1911 edition of The Argus reported on the happy outcome for a small child in an uncomfortable situation. Flora , the 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Logan Pingree , while playing Sunday morning on the floor in the kitchen of her parents' home, on Winters avenue, found a small shoe button, which she placed in her ear, and, although Dr. Marshall B. West worked over the child for several hours...
FEATURES
By Niki Scott and Niki Scott,Universal Press Syndicate | August 25, 1991
More working parents find or change child-care arrangements at this time of the year than at any other. If you are one, here are the 14 most important questions to ask yourself before you entrust your child to any facility for even one minute:*Have I visited this place several times -- announced and unannounced, with and without my child? Were my child and I made to feel comfortable and welcome each time?*Is the physical plant clean, cheerful, well-lit, equipped with safe, well-made, interesting, varied toys and equipment?
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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Staff Writer | March 6, 1993
The centerpiece of the governor's legislative agenda this year, a multifaceted effort to assure that fathers make their child-support payments, got a boost yesterday from a state Senate committee.The Judicial Proceedings Committee unanimously sent to the full Senate a comprehensive child-support enforcement bill that includes among its provisions a measure to require unmarried fathers to acknowledge their paternity in writing within hours of the birth of their children.The House Judiciary Committee killed a similar proposal last month, but aides to Gov. William Donald Schaefer say they hope that committee will reconsider the issue if the Senate sends over its bill.
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By Barbara F. Meltz | July 12, 1993
Here are some tips to make the first days of kindergarten easier for your child:* If your child doesn't want to visit the playground, don't insist, but offer the opportunity at a later date. When you do go, go when there aren't a lot of other kids there.* If an older child is going to talk about school to your child, act as an interpreter. Comments like, "If you don't behave, you get sent to the principal," could be scary.* Some books to read with your kindergartner-to-be: "Will I Have a Friend?"
NEWS
April 26, 1995
Think of a child you care about, then consider the effect on similar children if the House of Representatives succeeds in changing laws regulating foster care and other ways of protecting children from abuse and neglect.Would you want the fate of a child you care about to rest with an agency that could not express in writing why foster care is better than the home from which the child was removed?Would you commit a young life to a system so backward in its record-keeping that it cannot create a computer file of the child's case?
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By Jerdine Nolen | January 2, 2000
Editor's note: Jerdine Nolen writes today about ways to encourage successful child-parent communications. Her column appears biweekly. The relationship between our children and ourselves is vital to our children's success in school, in social relationships and in the wide world. Setting up this talking and listening exchange can be one of the most important things we do to mold and shape their becoming well-informed, educated people. We have numerous opportunities to key in on getting them to respond positively to learning within the classroom.
FEATURES
May 24, 1998
After reading "A Time of Wonder," go back and read some of PTC the lines that contain unusual vocabulary. See if your child can tell what the word means from its use in the story. Some examples are bay, bayberry, cove and cormorants.Use the same technique in several parts of the story, as long as your child is enjoying the activity and having fun with guessing the meanings. There may be some words you will want to look up together in the dictionary.It is important for beginning readers to know that they can figure out new words by listening to how they are used.
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By Niki Scott and Niki Scott,Universal Press Syndicate | May 30, 1993
Summertime is fun time for our children, but it's also accident time. Each summer thousands of children are killed or injured because their summer camps, day-care centers, church-run summer nursery schools and family day-care situations weren't safe for them.Before enrolling your child in any summer program, every parent should take these basic precautions:Call your state's Human Services Department or Department of Family Services, listed under State Government in your telephone book, and ask what the regulations are for a day-care facility in your state.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | January 7, 1993
Contending that her position is too important to be given second-class status, the county's child and youth coordinator is resigning when her contract expires March 5.Leslie Hinebaugh, whose title originally was child care coordinator for the county, began work March 1990 on an annual, contractual basis."
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