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New laws needed to combat jet ski hoons
Melbourne Weekly BaysideMarch 1, 2012

SFA president Dr Vicki Karalis said more accidents would happen unless tougher licensing laws were passed and zoning regulations changed. Ms Karalis criticised mixed zoning laws – which allow jet skiers to drive to the foreshore – adding that an ...more »

Fraud case: Director spent large on women and travel
TVNZMarch 1, 2012

A former company director admits he ripped off South Canterbury Finance (SCF) to the tune of $23 million - spending more than $1m on "various female companions". The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has revealed Gavin Clifford Bennett's spending habits after ...more »

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Madison, Wisconsin Family Law Attorneys of Henry & Higgins, LLC Launch Website ... (press release)March 1, 2012

The site offers helpful information to remove some of the fear and uncertainty from the legal process, including basic information on Wisconsin divorce & family laws. "Every family is different, and we understand that means every divorce or family law...more »

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Palm North Events
Sun-SentinelMarch 7, 2012

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw will present the agency's specialty units, and Clerk and Comptroller Sharon Bock will discuss guardianship fraud. 9 am Wednesday at South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach.more »

Divorce & Separation
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3 Reasons to Get a Separation Instead of Divorce
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

So when is it a good idea to pursue a legal separation instead of a divorce? In a legal separation, you and your spouse are still married, but living apart. Some states require this before you can file for divorce; other states allow for a separation ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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No-Child Law Faces Wave of Opt-Outs
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

By STEPHANIE BANCHERO Twenty-six more states asked to be excused from key requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, an exemption that would curb the education law's impact considerably. The states, from Washington to Mississippi to New York, ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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What The Debate On Women's Health Is Overlooking
HealthyState.orgMarch 8, 2012

The law mandates insurance plans offer care to women that could prevent a range of problems that include several forms of cancer. The goal is to ensure women get preventive care that can stave off debilitating and often deadly conditions.more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Councilman seeks analysis to provide domestic partner health benefits
Middletown JournalMarch 6, 2012

By Michael D. Pitman, Staff Writer 7:47 PM Monday, March 5, 2012 MIDDLETOWN — City Councilman AJ Smith wants city staff to analyze the cost to provide health care benefits to employees in domestic partnerships. Tonight, Smith will ask council to ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Jennifer Beth ORourke Johnson
Daily HeraldMarch 8, 2012

Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory in Ponca City, Oklahoma with her "Oklahoma" family. Jennifer was born on March 27, 1981 to Kevin Edward O'Rourke and Rhonda Fuller Layman in Ponca City. She was raised in Enid, ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Reese Witherspoon warns kids of domestic violence
Boston.comMarch 1, 2012

The domestic violence talk. As a Global Ambassador for Avon's efforts to help victims of domestic violence, Witherspoon traveled to the Washington area to speak to the 2nd World Conference of Women's Shelters, prompting a talk with Ava, 12, and Deacon, ...more »

Name Changes
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New legal battle over Powell insurance policies
Salt Lake TribuneMarch 7, 2012

"Clearly, under any law, he didn't have the right to change the beneficiaries," Downing said. West Valley City Police have said on two occasions they were unaware of any insurance policy in Susan's name. In February, when asked about a $1 million ...more »

Foster Care
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Animal Shelter Seeks Foster Providers
Patch.comMarch 1, 2012

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is looking for foster care volunteers to house animals in need of homes. Foster care providers provide temporary care to animals that would otherwise be housed at the shelter. The shelter provides training, supplies, ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Engelbert Eurodinck: 75-year-old crooner with world's biggest fan club and ...
Daily MailMarch 2, 2012

By Paul Revoir and Alasdair Glennie We have tried every trick in the book – a once-popular boy band, a couple of former reality show contestants, and even a song written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. But Britain's performance in the Eurovision Song Contest ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Joseph Clark: Michigan ban on gay marriage must, and will, be repealed
Port Huron Times HeraldMarch 15, 2012

It's long past time for our state to position itself on the right side of this issue. Michigan must allow its gay and lesbian residents to marry. Failing to do so is contrary to law, to fairness and — perhaps most important of all — to loving.more »

State Child Protection
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Children's Justice Center aims to protect against sexual predators
Sidney Herald LeaderMarch 4, 2012

Under the newly created Children's Justice Center, department of justice officials hope to create statewide partnerships between law enforcement and government agencies to investigate, arrest, prosecute and convict sexual predators and at the same time ...more »


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