Forest Preservation. Legal news and articles for December 29 - 31, 2011

Hattiesburg tax break aim at downtownSilicon Valley Politicians Introduce 50 New Laws for 2012Marine's murder sparks changes in assault lawThe Man Who Cleaved Church and StateNutley's historic preservation vote postponedUnderage Drinking: New Year's Reminds Us To Be VigilantPresident Signs Into Law Klobuchar-Collins Provisions Supporting Survivors of ...Friends of Rainka defend inclusion, preservation of LGBTs rights in Zambian ...My View: CPA projects show the power of communityCivil War preservation groups deserve end-of-year donationsEast Side farms seek conservation easements to protect them from developmentCopyright Office Supports Federalization of Pre-1972 Sound RecordingsPresident Obama signs into law Klobuchar-Collins provisions supporting ...Fix tax credit programAttorney Bernstein named director of elder law group

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LRAD Corporation Reports Record Fiscal Year Revenues and Profits for FY 2011
MarketWatch (press release)December 5, 2011

"By expanding LRAD sales further into the international military, domestic law enforcement, and wildlife preservation/critical asset protection markets, we were able to achieve record fiscal year revenues and profits even with a 40% reduction in year ...more »

Benjamin Mount, LSU board of supervisors chairman, dies at 62
NOLA.comDecember 4, 2011

He also was president of the Calcasieu Preservation Society and an advisory council member for both the Louisiana Preservation Alliance and the Calcasieu Arts Council. He was a former crusade chairman for the American Cancer Society. ...more »

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Hattiesburg tax break aim at downtown
Picayune ItemDecember 31, 2011

The Hattiesburg American reports that, during its final meeting of the year, the council changed guidelines for tax exemptions in Hattiesburg's Historic Preservation and Central Business districts. Developers can now get a tax exemption for the entire ...more »

Silicon Valley Politicians Introduce 50 New Laws for 2012
Patch.comDecember 31, 2011

SB 445: Updating Privacy Protections for Library Patrons Part of Simitian's annual “There Oughta Be A Law” contest, this extends library privacy protections to online content. SB 164: Preserving Funding for Child Abuse Prevention and Endangered Species ...more »

Marine's murder sparks changes in assault law
Charlotte ObserverDecember 31, 2011

In military life, the victim needs permission to take even basic self-preservation actions." Laurean was convicted of first-degree murder and is serving a life sentence without parole. Turner noted that one of the bill's most important original ...more »

The Man Who Cleaved Church and State
Wall Street JournalDecember 30, 2011

The argument for religious toleration was not new, but it had mostly been made by persecuted sects, for the sake of self-preservation. Williams transformed toleration into a matter of principle. Providence Plantation came into existence at a difficult ...more »

Nutley's historic preservation vote postponed
NorthJersey.comDecember 30, 2011

Finance and Revenue Commissioner Tom Evans, whose department includes codes, generally supports the proposed law but said the it needs to be clearer and executable before going on the books. Commissioners Joe Scarpelli and Mauro Tucci agreed. ...more »

Underage Drinking: New Year's Reminds Us To Be Vigilant
Patch.comDecember 30, 2011

However, I hope to instill in my children a strong sense of self-preservation and respect for human life, because this is what we are talking about, LIFE. Drinking and driving is taking your life and others' into your own hands. ...more »

President Signs Into Law Klobuchar-Collins Provisions Supporting Survivors of ...
PoliticalNews.me (press release)December 30, 2011

“Senator Klobuchar's amendment is an important milestone in continuing efforts to establish a sound DOD policy for records preservation vital to veterans seeking VA benefits for conditions related to military sexual trauma (MST),”said Donald L. Samuels ...more »

Friends of Rainka defend inclusion, preservation of LGBTs rights in Zambian ...
Zambian WatchdogDecember 30, 2011

... sex, racial or ethnic origin, political opinion, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.” These articles make no exception for cases where the policy or opinion is linked to expression of sexual orientation and gender identity, ...more »

My View: CPA projects show the power of community
Gloucester Daily TimesDecember 30, 2011

It is my pleasure to announce to the people of Gloucester that the second round of Community Preservation Act grants have been reviewed and approved by the mayor and the City Council. The members of the Community Preservation Committee recommended 10 ...more »

Civil War preservation groups deserve end-of-year donations
Washington Post (blog)December 30, 2011

They are all authorized 501c3 organizations and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. The Civil War Trust (formerly the Civil War Preservation Trust) is the big guy in the crowd with the largest number of members of any Civil War battlefield ...more »

East Side farms seek conservation easements to protect them from development
Park RecordDecember 29, 2011

Judd added that while they have grown old and now have their son-in-law do the ranching, they want to protect the land forever. The Judd family partnered with the Summit Land Conservancy and a conservation easement was officially placed on the parcel ...more »

Copyright Office Supports Federalization of Pre-1972 Sound Recordings
Library JournalDecember 29, 2011

Until now, a hodgepodge of state common-law regimes has governed the protection of these works. The result has often been a legal fog that has confused and chilled efforts to preserve historical sound recordings and make them accessible. ...more »

President Obama signs into law Klobuchar-Collins provisions supporting ...
Coon Rapids ECM PublishersDecember 29, 2011

“Senator Klobuchar's amendment is an important milestone in continuing efforts to establish a sound DOD policy for records preservation vital to veterans seeking VA benefits for conditions related to military sexual trauma (MST),” said Donald L. ...more »

Fix tax credit program
Buffalo NewsDecember 29, 2011

Rocco Termini's $40 million renovation of the Lafayette Hotel could not have gotten off the ground without both federal and state historic preservation tax credits. But the law has some shortcomings that need to be addressed before the program is ...more »

Attorney Bernstein named director of elder law group
Wicked LocalDecember 29, 2011

By Anonymous Marblehead attorney Paul Bernstein, founder of the Bernstein Law Group, PC, has been elected as a director of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA) for 2012. Attorney Bernstein has been a ...more »

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