Monday, August 2, 2010

Florida School Saying Children Can Come To School With Head Lice

Tracie Chaffe has seen her share of lice.She's never seen it in her children's hair, but when she was a teacher, she'd occasionally see a child scratching. And if lice were to blame, there was only one option."They would have to go home. They'd have to get treated for the lice before they were let back into the classroom," Chaffe said.Schools in Duval, St. Johns and Clay counties all have a no-nit policy. If nits or lice are found in a child's hair, the child is sent home and re-inspected when they come back to school. Without a clean head of hair, the student is not allowed back in the classroom.The American Academy of Pediatrics held the same standard until recently."I think this gives the school system a little more breathing space to say, 'We don't have to send them home. We don't have to make those arrangements if we don't need to,'" said Dr. Mary Soho, a local pediatrician.The academy now suggests that no healthy child be excluded or miss school because of head lice. It recommends that schools abandon policies requiring students to stay away until they are free of lice and lice eggs.
JMC Ministries Response
Written By Miranda Caverley

As a person who was continually exposed to school children with head lice and caught it 5 times in one year I will tell you that it is VERY expensive to have to treat yourself to get rid of head lice. You have to not only treat your head, but vacuum, all the furniture wash all the pillows, sheets and vacuum the mattress of the beds. For a school to say that parents need to send their children to school with Lice I think this school better start paying for all the treatment of the children who catch head Lice because those who had it were not told to stay home. Make them pay the bills for the cleaning supplies, lice shampoo, and powders, plus the time the time off work that the parents have to miss treating their children.

Every time I caught head lice I was NOT allowed to come to work at the nursing home where I was a STNA and was NOT allowed back until I had no eggs and lice. If a health care facility is this strict on their policies on head lice to protect their patients and workers, why is this school NOT? For each time I caught head lice in that one year, I had to miss 2-3 days of work until it was completely gone. And because I caught it so much in that one year from the school children I worked with. My hair actually started falling out due to the harsh chemicals that the Lice Shampoos have in them.

A Quick History Lesson
During the holocaust in WW2 lice and fleas caused typhus and other horrible diseases that killed hundreds of thousands of innocent women, men and children. I think this school is clearly more worried about their attendance numbers than the children themselves and their health.

Man Praying Outside of Clinic Is Arrest for Disorderly Conduct

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A Chicago man says he's fighting charges of disorderly conduct for simply standing on a public sidewalk and praying.

Joseph Holland, a 25-year-old graduate student at Northwestern University, says he was standing still praying the rosary outside a Planned Parenthood facility in downtown Chicago July 3 when police arrested him for violating the city's new "Bubble Zone" ordinance.

The law, passed in October, states that a person cannot approach within 8 feet of another person without consent "for the purpose of passing a leaflet or handbill to, displaying a sign to, or engaging in oral protest, education or counseling" within 50 feet from any health care facility.

It also says a person cannot "by force or threat of force or by physical obstruction" intentionally interfere with any person entering or leaving any health care facility.

But Holland says he didn't approach or interfere with anyone.

"I was just standing by the building praying the rosary and one of the Planned Parenthood volunteers came up to me and started yelling at me that I needed to move 8 feet away, but the thing is I didn't actually approach anyone; I was just standing by the building and the building doesn't actually have a bubble," Holland told

Holland said he never responded to that volunteer or said a word to any Planned Parenthood staffers or anyone entering the building, but he still got arrested.

"I tried to talk to the officer first and explain that the building doesn't have an 8-foot bubble and that I didn't talk to anyone," Holland said. "I said, 'I'm praying, I'm praying to God, not talking to people' and basically he said me praying was a type of approaching people and violated the bubble zone ordinance."

Below is raw footage shot of Mr. Holland as he prayed.

Mexican Drug Lord's Offer Reward To Anyone Who Will Kill Arizona Sherriff

PHOENIX - He's been at the center of the discussions and controversies surrounding illegal immigration enforcement in Arizona for quite a while.

On the day parts of Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070, went into effect, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is in the news for another reason: there's a price on his head - allegedly offered by a Mexican drug cartel.

The audio message in Spanish is a bit garbled, but the text is clear.

It's offering $1 million for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's head and $10,000 for anyone who wants to join the Mexican cartel.

A man who wants to remain anonymous says his wife received the text message Tuesday evening. It also included an international phone number and instructions to pass the message along.

"She showed it to me..I was kind of disgusted..I reported it to the Sheriff's department yesterday..they said they were going to direct the threat squad on it."

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Judge Rules Virginia Can Continue in Lawsuit Against "Obama Health Care"

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The state of Virginia can continue its lawsuit to stop the nation's new health care law from taking effect, a federal judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson said he is allowing the suit against the U.S. government to proceed, saying no court has ever ruled on whether it's constitutional to require Americans to purchase a product.

"While this case raises a host of complex constitutional issues, all seem to distill to the single question of whether or not Congress has the power to regulate -- and tax -- a citizen's decision not to participate in interstate commerce," Hudson wrote in a 32-page decision.

"Given the presence of some authority arguably supporting the theory underlying each side's position, this court cannot conclude at this stage that the complaint fails to state a cause of action," he wrote.

The decision is a small step, but in no way a minor matter to opponents of the health care bill rejected by all congressional Republicans but signed into law by President Obama earlier this year.

"This lawsuit is not about health care, it's about our freedom and about standing up and calling on the federal government to follow the ultimate law of the land -- the Constitution," said Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who brought the suit. "The government cannot draft an unwilling citizen into commerce just so it can regulate him under the Commerce Clause."