Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageUPDATE: Police Identify Seven-Year-Old Killed In Route 60 CrashFREDONIA – Part of Route 60 between Laona and Lakeview Roads is closed as first responders work the scene of a multiple injury crash between a semi truck and car Monday afternoon.The Fredonia Fire Department, Cassadaga Fire Department and Chautauqua County Emergency Services were dispatched to the scene just after 4 p.m.A medical helicopter is being called to the scene for a child with head trauma. Image by New York State Police.
‘She had to go through it alone’ – mum wants abortion law changeNZ Herald 27 August 2015A woman has told politicians the harrowing background to her daughter’s suicide attempt, in a bid to have abortion law changed.Hillary Kieft, of Stratford, appeared before the Justice and Electoral select committee and, with pauses to regain her composure, outlined what had happened to her family.Mrs Kieft’s daughter had an abortion at 15 years old before she attempted suicide a year later, in 2010.Only then did the Kiefts learn that their daughter’s boarding school arranged for a procedure through a Family Planning clinic in Hawera, and failed to offer any post-abortion support.Mrs Kieft’s petition, which was signed and presented to Parliament by Whanganui MP Chester Borrows, wants legislation changed to ensure parents were notified before daughters are referred for an abortion, and to ensure there is “a fully informed consent” from those undergoing the procedure.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11503837Tell parents about children’s abortions – motherRadio NZ News 27 August 2015Hillary Kieft has presented a petition to Parliament, asking for an amendment to the Care of Children Act, which is now before the Justice and Electoral select committee.Mrs Kieft told MPs today that in 2009 her daughter, who was 15 at the time, had an abortion without the family’s knowledge and any support.She said the teenager was left infertile, had struggled with depression, and attempted suicide.“As a family, we are standing together to see a change for parental rights. We do not want other families to go through the pain and suffering we have had to endure.“The current law intends to protect girls. So, as a mother, I want to know – show me how.”There was a double standard, she said.http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/top/282572/tell-parents-about-children’s-abortions-motherParliament considering petition on abortion law changesStuff co.nz 27 August 2015A Taranaki mother who has endured years of sleepless nights fearing her teenage daughter was taking her own life is calling for abortion law changes.Hillary Kieft, of Stratford, struggled at times to keep her composure in the Justice and Electoral select committee on Thursday where she was speaking to her petition.She’s asking to give parents assurance they would be notified before daughters under the age of 16 were referred for an abortion.Kieft’s daughter, then 15, was taken for an abortion in Hawera in 2010 that was arranged by her school and was dropped home to her parents where they were told she had been to a counselling appointment.A year later their daughter attempted suicide and it was only then that she confided she had been taken to a Family Planning clinic for an abortion and had not received any follow-up counselling or medical treatment.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/71503168/parliament-considering-petition-on-abortion-law-changes?fb_source=timeline&ref=profile#_=_
The 2014 July 31st trading deadline has come and gone for another year. As usual, the rich teams robbed the poor teams of some of their top players. For example, the two best pitchers for the Boston Red Sox were traded to Oakland who now has obtained 4 quality pitchers since the first of July. Teams like the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros have lost most of their top players through trades. Major league owners continue to keep this rule in play hoping to buy a World Series Championship.The struggling teams say they are willing to sell these players because it is the only way to rebuild a franchise that has been losing. Just an observation on my part–the Cubs were just beginning to win consistently this year when they traded their top two pitchers. Since then it has been a free fall to the bottom. At this rate, they and Houston may have a winning team about 2020.I know Curt Flood started free agency which then translated into “every player hoping to hit the salary bonanza by being traded to a good team”. I still believe baseball was better when you stayed with the team that drafted you. This way teams knew who their players were going to be and you didn’t have the worry of someone buying them away every time they began to play better as a big leaguer.
Summer is officially over for USC students and classes are underway, but the schedule remains the same for the football team, which has been practicing for almost three weeks in preparation for its season opener at Hawaii on Sept. 2.Despite several injuries to key offensive players, coach Lane Kiffin was pleased with how the offense performed on the first day of the semester.Poised · Sophomore quarterback Matt Barkley is competing with redshirt senior Mitch Mustain for the starting role this preseason. – Brandon Hui | Daily Trojan “Kyle Prater did more than he had to do and Butch Lewis stepped up for us [Monday],” Kiffin said. “Practice was a little strange because of class conflicts, but I thought our guys were tuned in and understood they have to turn it up another notch.”The depth of the Trojans doesn’t hurt the team either. Kiffin and the coaching staff still have yet to determine who will be starting for the season opener.“We have made some moves towards that with the way our reps are going in practice but we haven’t finalized anything yet,” Kiffin said.—Senior tailback Allen Bradford bruised his left knee during Friday’s practice and didn’t scrimmage Saturday, but was in full pads for practice Monday, ready to help contribute in any way possible.“My knee feels better and I was out there running around,” Bradford said. “There’s a little soreness, but I’m just trying to play on it. I just got to get healthy, that’s the most important part. I got to take care of my body first and not worry about playing time.”Senior offensive guard Butch Lewis also returned to practice after dealing with a groin injury last week, but despite key players missing time, Bradford is still optimistic the offense will be more than ready for the season opener.“Our offense is really focused and everybody is anxious to play,” Bradford said. “Butch and I are important keys to the offense, but we got guys backing us up that are as good as us and can get the job done. We just got to go out there and work hard and we’ll be fine.”