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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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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,Annapolis Bureau | July 23, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- Michael Jenkins always saw the 1986 death of his 9-year-old daughter, Myeshia, as a sacrifice that could save others from child abuse.Now, at Mr. Jenkins' insistence, the bulk of a $250,000 settlement approved yesterday by the state Board of Public Works will be distributed among 10 child-advocacy groups in Maryland -- to be spent on preventing abuse and domestic violence. Mr. Jenkins, who lives in Baltimore, will receive $50,000."There are a lot of heroes in this story, and certainly one of the big heroes is Mr. Jenkins," said Kathryn V. Shulman, executive director of the Public Justice Center, part of Mr. Jenkins' legal team and one of the groups that will receive money as a result of the settlement.
EXPLORE
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 Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 18, 1997
I have a 7-year-old grandson with ADHD. He is very hyperactive and on medicine for it. Your column about how families can disagree over punishing a child with ADHD made me cry. I don't want to make my grandson miserable, but I do have to admit we have had many arguments about him. Can you say more about how to discipline a child with ADHD?The basic principles of discipline for children with ADHD -- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- are the same as for other children. They need lots of love; adults they can depend upon who are consistent in their expectations and rules; praise for the things they do right even if those are small; and short, reasonable punishment -- like timeout -- for important mistakes.
SPORTS
By Bob Raissman and Bob Raissman,New York Daily News | July 12, 1991
NEW YORK -- Cynthia Alzado knows what people will think. They will call her a vengeful ex-wife.She doesn't care.The sun was shining on the tiny back yard of her Cedarhurst, Long Island, condominium Wednesday as her mood swung from regret to relief to rage. She had known Lyle Alzado since she was a teen-ager and classmate at Lawrence High School. They had lived together for 3 1/2 years before marrying in 1985.The relationship and 15-month marriage was carried out in the fast lane. It was filled with violence.
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?
NEWS
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.
FEATURES
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?
NEWS
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.
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