Monday, June 17, 2013

NYT: ‘Boo Radley’ of the Woods? Not to All Maine Neighbors, and other stories

‘Boo Radley’ of the Woods? Not to All Maine Neighbors

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Christopher Knight’s emergence from 27 years in the woods of Maine captured the imagination of people around the world, but some burglary victims remain annoyed.

Chicago Tactics Put Major Dent in Killing Trend

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The police say they are tamping down retaliatory shootings between gangs by using a comprehensive analysis of the city’s tens of thousands of suspected gang members.

When the Bully Is a Sibling 

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New research suggests that aggression between siblings — especially chronic abuse — can inflict psychological wounds as damaging as the anguish caused by school bullies.

At 89, Astor’s Son Wouldn’t Be the Oldest in Prison

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Anthony D. Marshall is scheduled to surrender this week to begin serving a prison sentence for stealing millions of dollars from his mother.

Colorado State Lab Accused of Mishandling Evidence

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A report raises questions about bias, inadequate training and other problems at a state toxicology that could put the results in thousands of cases in doubt.

Coming Together on Prison Reform

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Responses from liberals and others to Richard A. Viguerie’s Op-Ed essay, “Conservative Case for Prison Reform.”
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Sexual orientation, religious freedom and law | Sutherland Daily

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And, “From a public relations perspective it would be easier for the Church to simply accept homosexual behavior. That we cannot do, for God's law is not ours to change. There is no change in the Church's position of what is ...

Priority for Mental Illness -

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Those of us who worked for years to address mental health challenges in the country should take heart in the effort President Obama is making to deal with the multiple challenges of mental health and psychiatric illness.
One of five people has a psychiatric illness. Suicides are increasing around the country. Large numbers of veterans come home with post-traumatic stress disorder. The defendants in some of our recent gun violence tragedies have shown evidence of mental illness.
It may seem formidable to address these issues at a time when money is so tight. But not every issue requires money. President Obama rightly encouraged people to attack the stigma of mental illness, to recognize the hardships of people who have psychiatric illness and to make services available...

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