Wednesday, 27 April 2016

That's Why He's Drafted The Pastor Protection Act To Protect Churches' And Pastors' Rights Not To Perform Weddings Contrary To Church Doctrine.

Johnson talks ‘Pastor Protection’ bill Rep. Morris wants to end sanctuary cities in Louisiana By WVLA Updated 04/26 2016 09:14PM BATON ROUGE According to State Representative Mike Johnson, it’s our fundamental right as Americans to live in a society where all viewpoints are respected. That’s why he’s drafted the Pastor Protection Act to protect churches’ and pastors’ rights not to perform weddings contrary to church doctrine. “We understand what the Supreme Court said, if we’re going to live and let live, if we’re going to show honor and respect for all citizens, one of the ways we do that is by respecting one another’s right to disagree explains Johnson. Essentially, his bill states the government can’t force a pastor or member of the clergy to participate in or perform a wedding ceremony that violates their sincerely held religious beliefs. Louisiana resident Cheryl Hall agrees with the bill, she says, “I think both sides have their rights and one should not infringe upon the other either way.” Even though the bill does not extend to private businesses, opponents argue it could open the door for all kinds of anti-LGBT discrimination. But Johnson says, “It’s not motivated by animus towards anyone, this is not about hatred towards anyone. It’s quite the opposite I think.” Baton Rouge resident, Seth Halpern, isnt convinced though. He believes, “It’s going to open up the quote on quote flood gates and people are just going to pour out and be a lot more hateful.” Meanwhile, Representative Jay Morris and Representative Valarie Hodges want to put an end to sanctuary cities in Louisiana. We currently have two, Lafayette and New Orleans. Morris explains, “Sanctuary cities are cities that have adopted a policy of basically not enforcing federal immigration laws.” Their bill would put pressure on law enforcement in Lafayette and New Orleans to cooperate with federal officials when policing undocumented immigrants. Baton Rouge resident, Chip Blondeau, thinks this is a good idea. He says, “Immigration is a federal issue and therefore the federal government is the one who should decide immigration issues.” But opponents say this legislation could pave the way for racial profiling by police. It would allow them to ask any person their citizenship status. But Representative Hodges made an amendment to limit questions to people suspected of or witness to crimes. Representative Johnson’s Pastor Protection Act made it out of the house and heads to a senate committee. Meanwhile, Representative Hodges bill is pending on the house floor. Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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Saturday, 23 April 2016

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Photos: Engagements Of The Year!

The gymnast, 24, stunned in a custom-designed dress by Nashville-based designer Olia Zavozina. PHOTOS: Celebrity Weddings 2015 Guests included some of theDancing With the Stars champ’sreality show competitors Johnson took home the coveted Mirror Ball trophy on Season 8 of the dancing competition. Her Olympic family showed up as well, including gymnast Nastia Liukin, who competed at the 2008 games with Johnson. A photo posted by Shawn Johnson (@shawnjohnson) on Apr 16, 2016 at 5:33am PDT I cant wait to watch you become Mr. & Mrs. East today, Liukin tweeted Saturday. HAPPY WEDDING DAY!! As Johnson previously told Us Weekly, she and her fiance planned an athletic-themed celebrationon the day before the wedding a field day with her nine bridesmaids and Easts nine groomsmen. And Zavozina also created an outfit for Johnson to wear at the rehearsal dinner. PHOTOS: Olympic Athletes: Where Are They Now? What shes designing is more going to be like pants and a really cute top, and then I might change into like athletic clothes for the field day, she told Us at the time. It will involve a lot of water balloons, Im sure! Johnson and East, 24, got engaged at Wrigley Field in Chicago last July after the footballer got down on one knee on the mound in front of an entire stadium full of fans. PHOTOS: Engagements of the Year! Im the luckiest girl in the entire world! she told Us exclusively . He was acting so weird all day and was so quiet but I shrugged it off because I was so terrified of throwing the first pitch! Can’t get enough of Us?

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Sunday, 17 April 2016

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Crime Stoppers of Houston, a non-profit public safety organization, doubled to $10,000 a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the shooting of Harris County Deputy Constable Alden Clopton. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Brad Livingston says he’s retiring this summer after guiding the state’s prison system for nearly a dozen years, making him one of the longest-tenured directors in the agency’s history. Livingston made the announcement Friday at a Board of Criminal Justice meeting in Austin. SEGUIN, Texas (AP) – Investigators say more than 20 suspected gang members have been arrested in South Texas in a sweep linked to drugs, illegal cash and violence. Seguin (sih-GEEN’) police announced Friday’s arrests on state and federal warrants for manufacture and delivery of controlled substances and organized crime counts. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The Texas Supreme Court has dismissed the state’s effort to overturn an Austin lesbian couple’s marriage that came months before same-sex weddings were legalized nationwide. Three justices objected Friday. Nonetheless, the Republican-controlled court has upheld a lower court’s order allowing Suzanne Bryant and Sarah Goodfriend to marry last February, about four months prior to the U.S. Supreme Court sanctioning gay marriage in all 50 states. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Texas HeadlinesTexas Headlines More>>

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Visit Www.askmeweddings.com Or Call 877-44-ask Me (877-442-7563).

The room nights can be organized in any way. Couples with smaller groups booking 60 room nights receive the Fantasy Wedding package free, a savings of $1700. Both packages at Paradisus include a private ceremony, decor, open bar, wedding cake, and discounts at the spa for the couple. Fantasy also includes a cocktail party and Chill Out Chic, based on 24 in-house guests, includes a buffet dinner reception in a private location. At The Villas of Stonehaven in Tobago, couples earn free nights when more villas are booked to join their wedding. The only requirement is a three-night minimum stay for all villa bookings. When five villas are booked for a wedding or vow renewal, the couple earns a free night. When 10 villas are booked, the couple earns three free nights. “The average cost in 2015 of a domestic wedding was around $40,000,” said Hilary Lanzer of AskMeWeddings, “Destination weddings are far more affordable, and we love offering more ways for couples to save.” Calabash Cove Resort & Spa in Saint Lucia offers 26-rooms, a full-service restaurant and a 40-foot infinity pool overlooking Bonaire Bay. With a resort buy-out (when one group books the entire hotel room), guests get up to six rooms free, a potential savings of $3990 per night. Room rates start at $665 per room, based on double occupancy. For more information on the beachfront resort, visit http://calabashcove.com . AskMeWeddings is offering up to $250 resort credit for vow renewal packages at any resort represented by AskMeWeddings. The Miami-based company has an impressive portfolio of clients including three resorts in Saint Lucia (Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, Coconut Bay Beach Resort, and Royal St. Lucia Resort); all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic and Mexico (Melia Resorts and Paradisus Resorts); villa vacations including The Villas at Stonehaven in Tobago, the beach cottages of Resorts World Bimini, and the bungalows at Graham’s Place located in the Bay Islands of Honduras. For a complete list of partner hotels and packages, visit www.AskMeWeddings.com . For more information, call 877-44-ASK ME (877-442-7563). About AskMeWeddings AskMeWeddings, a division of AskMeInc, is a stress-free solution for destination weddings. The Miami-based company’s expert specialists work directly with couples, or with travel agents, to manage the wedding experience from preliminary planning to the honeymoon at leading hotels in the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America. Travel agents earn up to 15 percent on room bookings and up to 12 percent on wedding package bookings. Visit www.AskMeWeddings.com or call 877-44-ASK ME (877-442-7563).

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Saturday, 9 April 2016

He Kept In Condition And Kept Sharp To Keep Ahead Of The Rest Of The Vendors Because Competition Could Get Fierce.

And chances are, if you’re looking for that top seller at a Baltimore Orioles game, you’d do worse than look to Clarence Haskett aka “Fancy Clancy.” Haskett has been a vendor at Orioles games since 1974, and in the course of his career, he has sold more than a million beers. He started when he was still in high school. “And I don’t know why I remember this,” Haskett says, “but I made $8.25.” On a recent visit with StoryCorps, the all-time great sat with his friend Jerry Collier, once a longtime vendor himself, to talk about the job they both know so well. Clarence Haskett and Jerry Collier, on a visit with StoryCorps. StoryCorps “I met you probably the second day of my new job,” Collier says. And Collier, who was then just 19, knew immediately whom he wanted to emulate. “When I looked around the ballpark, there was this ray of sunshine everywhere you look. A guy who outworked people, who out-loved all the customers more than anybody else. And I said, ‘That’s who I want to be like.’ ” But Haskett says it wasn’t just a matter of labor and love; he had a few secrets up his sleeve, too. “I used to move quicker than a lot of the other vendors, because I was a sprinter in college,” he says. “And another thing: You know I had the gift of gab. And I used to do rhymes so that helped me out.” One of his favorites? “Hey! Empty your pockets, put your money in your hand, cuz here’s Clancy, your beer man!” It was just one element of a persona he developed to help his sales. And Haskett says that wasn’t all. He kept in condition and kept sharp to keep ahead of the rest of the vendors because competition could get fierce. “The way that I look at my job as a vendor, my mindset is I’m a professional athlete. I have to stay in shape, I have to train during the offseason,” Haskett says. “Because vendors running around with straps around their neck? That’s only on television commercials. Good vendors pick up their case and they carry it.” You can’t deny the man has style. Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum hide caption toggle caption Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum They have always taken the job seriously so seriously, in fact, that everything revolved around the Orioles’ schedule, even their own weddings. Both of them made sure those ceremonies landed on dates the Orioles were out of town. “You epitomize to me and so many people all that’s right in the world,” Collier tells Haskett. “If it’s a rainout at the Orioles game and you only sell two cases of beer, in the big scheme of life, that’s not a problem.

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Thursday, 7 April 2016

Couples Wed Far From Home: Fewer Couples Are Having "destination Weddings," But More Couples Are Hosting Their Wedding Far From Their Home City.

Since 2009, custom guest entertainment that reflects couples’ personalities has more than tripled, from 11% to 36%, including cigar rolling stations, wine and liquor tastings, and live dance performers. Couples offering signature cocktails have nearly doubled at 22%, up from 12% in 2008. COUPLES WED FAR FROM HOME: Fewer couples are having “destination weddings,” but more couples are hosting their wedding far from their home city. In 2015, 49% of couples were married 200 miles or more from where they lived at the time they were married, up from 21% in 2014. And for the 21% of couples who consider their wedding a “destination wedding,” (down from 24% in 2014) nearly 1 in 5 of them host a second party when they return home to accommodate friends and family who were unable to travel to their wedding destination. There are more than 350,000 destination weddings each year, 77% of which take place in the continental US and 23% at international destinations such as the Caribbean (32%) and Mexico (19%). MORE COUPLES DEPEND ON PROFESSIONALS: Couples are spending on wedding professionals to help them plan a perfect day, and to ensure they have long-lasting memories. The study found that one in 3 couples are hiring professional videographers to capture their ceremony and reception, and nearly 9 out of 10 couples hire a professional photographer. Wedding planners are also becoming an integral part of the wedding planning process, with 26% of couples hiring a planning professional in 2015 (up from 19% in 2010). Professional DJs are also on the rise with 66% of couples hiring one (up from 61% in 2010). SEASONAL SHIFTS: Summer is slowly making its way out of style as the signature wedding season. Summer has long been defined as wedding season. However, fall weddings are picking up steam and are well on their way to being the newly crowned king season for weddings. In 2015, only 33% of couples opted for summer nuptials, down from 39% in 2014. Fall has been making headway, with 39% of couples choosing to say “I do” in September (15%), October (17%) and November (7%), up from 31% in 2014. MODERN DAY WEDDINGS COST A PRETTY PENNY: Tradition lives on, with parents paying for a large portion of wedding costs, but today’s couples are happy to contribute. On average, the bride’s parents contribute 44% of the overall wedding budget, the bride and groom contribute 43%, and the groom’s parents contribute 12% (others account for the remaining 1%). In 2015, 12% of couples paid for the wedding entirely by themselves, and 9% of couples don’t contribute any finances to the wedding budget.

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Couples Wed Far From Home: Fewer Couples Are Having "destination Weddings," But More Couples Are Hosting Their Wedding Far From Their Home City.

Since 2009, custom guest entertainment that reflects couples’ personalities has more than tripled, from 11% to 36%, including cigar rolling stations, wine and liquor tastings, and live dance performers. Couples offering signature cocktails have nearly doubled at 22%, up from 12% in 2008. COUPLES WED FAR FROM HOME: Fewer couples are having “destination weddings,” but more couples are hosting their wedding far from their home city. In 2015, 49% of couples were married 200 miles or more from where they lived at the time they were married, up from 21% in 2014. And for the 21% of couples who consider their wedding a “destination wedding,” (down from 24% in 2014) nearly 1 in 5 of them host a second party when they return home to accommodate friends and family who were unable to travel to their wedding destination. There are more than 350,000 destination weddings each year, 77% of which take place in the continental US and 23% at international destinations such as the Caribbean (32%) and Mexico (19%). MORE COUPLES DEPEND ON PROFESSIONALS: Couples are spending on wedding professionals to help them plan a perfect day, and to ensure they have long-lasting memories. The study found that one in 3 couples are hiring professional videographers to capture their ceremony and reception, and nearly 9 out of 10 couples hire a professional photographer. Wedding planners are also becoming an integral part of the wedding planning process, with 26% of couples hiring a planning professional in 2015 (up from 19% in 2010). Professional DJs are also on the rise with 66% of couples hiring one (up from 61% in 2010). SEASONAL SHIFTS: Summer is slowly making its way out of style as the signature wedding season. Summer has long been defined as wedding season. However, fall weddings are picking up steam and are well on their way to being the newly crowned king season for weddings. In 2015, only 33% of couples opted for summer nuptials, down from 39% in 2014. Fall has been making headway, with 39% of couples choosing to say “I do” in September (15%), October (17%) and November (7%), up from 31% in 2014. MODERN DAY WEDDINGS COST A PRETTY PENNY: Tradition lives on, with parents paying for a large portion of wedding costs, but today’s couples are happy to contribute. On average, the bride’s parents contribute 44% of the overall wedding budget, the bride and groom contribute 43%, and the groom’s parents contribute 12% (others account for the remaining 1%). In 2015, 12% of couples paid for the wedding entirely by themselves, and 9% of couples don’t contribute any finances to the wedding budget.

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Monday, 4 April 2016

More >> Monroe City Baby Battling Birth Defect Passes Away Baby Judson Stewart A Monroe City Family Announced Sad News Thursday Night.

RALLS COUNTY, Mo. (WGEM) – A New London man was killed in an ATV crash west of New London, Missouri Friday night. The Missouri State Highway Patrol saysDavid Ely, 81, of New London, was thrown from the ATV when it rolled down an embankment just off of Highway A at Turkey Creek. The crash happened around 5:50 p.m. Ely was pronounced dead at the scene. Top News HeadlinesNEWS More>> Quincy University’s students disappointed in recent cuts Francis Hall that sits on Quincy University’s campus. Quincy University officials announcedThursdaya major academic and administrative restructuring amid financial issues, and students say they’re disappointed.The college blamedthe Illinois budget impasse and the wait for $1.2 million in MAP grants for students. TheQU board approved a savings plan that will reduce the operating budget by $1.75 million. More >> Quincy University officials announcedThursdaya major academic and administrative restructuring amid financial issues, and students say they’re disappointed.The college blamedthe Illinois budget impasse and the wait for $1.2 million in MAP grants for students. TheQU board approved a savings plan that will reduce the operating budget by $1.75 million. A potential buyer could put life into a closing Hancock County facility Patient bed inside Hancock County Shelter Care Home. In just over two weeks, bidding applications are due for the Hancock County Shelter Care Home in Augusta, Illinois and a county board member hopes more bidders step up to help a facility that’sslated to close at the end of April. More >> In just over two weeks, bidding applications are due for the Hancock County Shelter Care Home in Augusta, Illinois and a county board member hopes more bidders step up to help a facility that’sslated to close at the end of April. Updated: Friday, April 1 2016 4:32 AM EDT2016-04-01 08:32:50 GMT Virginia State Police say two troopers responding to a shooting at a Richmond bus station and a civilian have been taken to a hospital. More >> A gunman fatally shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were also shot but were expected to… More >> Monroe City baby battling birth defect passes away Baby Judson Stewart A Monroe City family announced sad news Thursday night. Their infant, born with a life-threatening birth defect, has passed away.

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