July 18, 2007 : WILLISTON – Edward R. Wilkens, Ed.D., has been named the Development Director for the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston. VT.Dr. Wilkens began his education career teaching high school English for five years. He then was a public school principal for eleven years, served the US Department of Education as a policy consultant and technical assistance provider for six and then returned to serve eight more years as a principal in Vermont. Since September 2006 Dr. Wilkens has been the Stern Center’s Community and Educational Liaison and Interim Development Director. His duties as Development Director begin September 1, 2007.The Stern Center for Language and Learning is a non-profit literacy center, based in Williston, Vermont with a satellite facility in White River Junction. For more information, please call the Stern Center at 878-2332 or visit their website at www.sterncenter.org(link is external).
July 1, 2004 On the Move On the Move John R. Yoak has joined the commercial and civil litigation department of Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein, P.A., with offices in the Wachovia Bank Building, 980 Tyrone Blvd., St. Petersburg, 33743, phone: (727) 381-2300, fax: (727) 343-4059. Edward L. Holloran, III, has become associated with McIntosh, Sawran, Peltz, Cartaya & Petrucelli, P.A., in West Palm Beach. Stetson University College of Law has promoted three faculty members to dean positions: Royal C. Gardner has become vice dean, John F. Cooper has become an associate dean for international and cooperative programs, and Theresa Pulley Radwan has become associate dean of academics. Kiernan P. Moylan has been promoted to vice president of community relations and marine departments for JM Family Enterprises in Deerfield Beach. Sharon M. Zuccaro has joined Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., in Ft. Myers as a stockholder. Zuccaro most recently practiced with Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP. Zuccaro counsels clients on a number of real estate transactions, including: purchase and sales agreements, sale leasebacks, construction loans, asset-based financing, end loans, title work, and review of condominium documents. Stewart L. Kasner has been named a partner of Karp & Genauer, P.A., in Coral Gables. He focuses in matters of international taxation, international trusts and international estates. Offices are located at Two Alhambra Plaza, Ste. 1202, Coral Gables, 33134, phone:(305)445-3545, fax:(305)461-3545. Steven R. Walker, formerly attorney-advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., has joined the Alderwoods Group, Inc. , as vice president of law. He will be the managing attorney for U.S. operations and provide counsel on all corporate securities matters. The office is located at 311 Elm St., Ste. 1000, Cincinnati, OH 45202, phone: (513)768-7433. Pamela M. M. Holcombe has joined Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum, with offices in the Sun-Sentinel Building, 19 Floor, 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, 33301, phone: (954) 522-2200, fax: (954) 522-9123. She concentrates in matters of complex commercial litigation, business litigation, appellate practice, and maritime law. Francesca Ramos Ostrow has become associated with Gievers, P.A., with offices located at 524 E. College Ave., Ste. 2, Tallahassee, 32301. The firm engages in diverse civil trial practice throughout the state. Curtis Miner, assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of Florida, has joined, as a partner, Colson Hicks Eidson in Miami. Claire A. Dumas has become associated with Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., in West Palm Beach. She concentrates in matters of corporate, transaction, and securities laws. Offices located at Flagler Center Tower, Ste. 1100, West Palm Beach, 33401, phone: (561) 659-3000. Paul A. Giordano has become associated with Fowler White Boggs Banker with offices at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa, 33602, phone: (813) 222-2097. Alan S. Wachs has joined, as a shareholder, the business and commercial litigation practice group of Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson & Galloway in Jacksonille. Katz Barron has announced that Dennis M. Stotts has been named managing partner of the firm’s Miami office, and Michele L. Stocker has been named managing partner of the Ft. Lauderdale office.Jeffrey Feulner, formerly with Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, has established Jeffrey Feulner, P.A. The firm focuses in matters of labor and employment and marital and family law. Offices are located at 815 Orienta Ave., Ste. 1060, Altamonte Springs, 32701. Jesse Michael Tilden has joined the construction practice group of Carlton Fields in Tampa. Rogers Towers, P.A., in Jacksonville has added the following attorneys: Wyman Duggan, Paige Hobbs, and Gayle Rice. Duggan has joined the firm as a shareholder. He concentrates in matters of land use, zoning, permitting, developments of regional impact, and commercial leasing. Hobbs has become an associate with the firm. She focuses in matters of real estate and land use law, including zoning, concurrency issues, development agreements, comprehensive planning, developments of regional impact, and commercial real estate transactions. Rice has become an associate with the firm. She focuses in matters of corporate law, including general business and corporate transactions, and acquisitions and sales of businesses. Dresnick & Rodriguez, P.A., in Coral Gables has added two new associates: George Daven Shirejian and Mayte Cabada. Leonard Bloom, formerly of Broad and Cassel, has become of counsel in the corporate practice group of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. He focuses on business and corporate securities matters. John W. Biesinger III, formerly of SunTrust Banks, has joined Wachovia Trust as senior vice president/senior trust advisor. Office is located at 410 Central Ave., Second Floor, St. Petersburg, 33701, phone: (727) 502-1013, fax: (727) 502-1009. Robert McFadden, formerly of Holland & Knight in Orlando, has become associated with Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., in Tampa. He focuses on general commercial real estate and development, including permitting, and commercial purchases and leasing. Jennifer J. Ator, formerly of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has joined and has become of counsel for Tannebaum, Planas & Weiss in Miami. Ator concentrates in matters of commercial and employment litigation. Robert D. Zebro has become associated with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., in Orlando. He concentrates in consumer and commercial litigation Richard Armstrong, Jr. has become of counsel to Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando. He concentrates in real estate transactions, development and finance, franchising, and licensing. Leslie O’Neal-Coble has become a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig in Orlando. O’Neal-Coble focuses on construction litigation including construction defects claims, delay and disruption, liens, performance and payment bond claims, insurance claims, and architecture/engineer malpractice claims. Gregg Reed, formerly of Proskauer Rose in New York City, has joined Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin in Miami. Reed focuses on matters of intellectual property prosecution, litigation, licensing and transactional matters, and works in the acquisition, maintenance, protection, and enforcement of trademark and Internet rights. Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A., has relocated to Kingsouth Office Park, 9310 Old Kings Rd. S., Ste. 1501, Jacksonville, 32257, phone: (904) 482-0616, fax: (904) 482-0618. The firm concentrates in land trust formations, probate and estate planning, family law, civil litigation, real estate, and construction law. Brian J. Fender has joined Friedlander Misler in Washington, D.C. He focuses in matters of commercial real estate and general business law. Lisa Allen and Cheryl Thompson have become associated with GrayRobinson in Tampa. Allen formerly of Cohn & Cohn, P.A., concentrates in matters of commercial litigation with a focus on banking law, defending financial institutions pursuant to contractual defenses or UCC defenses, commercial foreclosures, special assets, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, loan reinstatements/workouts and commercial collections. Thompson, formerly a judicial clerk to C. Timothy Corcoran III, United States bankruptcy judge, Middle District of Florida, focuses on matters of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights. July 1, 2004 On the Move
The latest advocacy study on same-sex parenting from Australia is getting the usual non-critical promotion from the lame-stream media.Here’s the problems with the study – and there are many, highlighted by expert Glenn Stanton:1) The authors of the study admit its significant methodology problems, which are the same problems with every other such study with similar findings…it uses a very small (500 children) non-representative sample.it is a convenience sample, meaning they used the most convenient sample collection available, by advertised in gay communities/publications/etc and interested people signed up for it.the parents participating in the study knew they were signing up for and participating in a study on the well-being of same-sex families.The information was collected via self-reports from the parent on the well-being of their child.The authors here (as well in all the other studies to date) fail to appreciate that these same-sex parents – knowing they are participating in a study on ss parented children that will have very important political and rhetorical implications – have strong reason to be more positive in their self-reporting in significant ways relative to the comparison sample of heterosexual parents whose data came from general non-partisan public health surveys. Not a small point.2) This study compared kids from two-mom and two-dad homes (only 18% were from dad/dad homes) with kids from heterosexual homes. There is no explanation whatsoever of which kinds of homes these comparison group kids were from, which again is a problem with nearly every such study. Are they all married mother/father families? They were not. How many were cohabiting, single, divorced, remarried step, etc.? The authors do not say and never address this question as important which is an incredible oversight.Ergo, the study essentially finds that kids growing up in same-sex homes look like kids that grow up in some kinds of heterosexual homes. But how do they compare to children growing up with their own married mothers and fathers? This study has no way of telling us one way or the other, and it didn’t even try.[On top of this, Do you know of anyone who has ever contended that children with same-sex parents do worse than children from all the various kinds of heterosexual homes. We have only contended that they will not do as well as children growing up with their own married mother and father. The study essentially disproves a thesis that no one is making.]3) Contains drastic contrasts in their hetero and ss parenting samples –The ss parented kids study is a non-representative sample of 500 children.The two comparison groups of kids from hetero-homes had randomly selected samples of 5,335 and 5,025 children.The ss population sample had parents with dramatically higher incomes and education status than the general population.Income: 406 out of the 500 same-sex parented kids had annual household incomes from 60- to 250K or higher compared to the average 64K annual household income of the more representative heterosexual sample group.Education: At least 384 homes in the 500 ss children sample had undergraduate degrees or above, 232 with postgraduate degrees. The same numbers for the general population are not even comparable.The study does not specify age at first parenthood, but if similar to other such studies, the same-sex parents generally have their first child in their early- to mid-thirties.Each of these mean that the measurements for the kids from same-sex homes have characteristics that strongly favor more positive outcomes among that population compared to the comparison sample, i.e. more selective, smaller sampling, dramatically higher household income and parental education status, and later age, maturity and life-stability at age of first child. These are far from anything close to equal measurements.4) Finally, the study curiously contends that children do better in ss homes but they are also more likely to suffer serious harm from social stigma regarding their family. While they don’t make this connection, nor do any of the mainstream journalists reporting on the study, it would appear that if this stigma were erased, these kids would be the new super kids, doing far better than all other kids.Which is it? Are same-sex homes triumphant or victims? It’s hard to sustain being both.And it would follow from these studies and the uncritical political trumpeting of them that we could actually be limiting children’s well-being by giving them heterosexual parents.But these are just but two examples of the over-reach these folks routinely make.FURTHER ANALYSIS FROM WHEN IT WAS FIRST RELEASED 2 YEARS AGO CLICK HEREAnd They Call This Research?OK, another set of banner front-page headlines telling us that children do just peachy keen in homosexual households. Yep, it must be some rock-solid research there. After all, the mainstream media has run with it, and the homosexual activists are delighted with it, so it must be true.What a joke. But the homosexual activists and their supporters do this all the time. We hear so many brainless headlines about how children just thrive in their alternative lifestyle households, and it always gets massive media coverage.But is this really science, or simply propaganda? Well, I will let you decide. Consider the latest “study” which all the MSM outlets have trumpeted. Indeed, the media from around the world has picked up this University of Melbourne study big time, with no questions asked as to the adequacy of the methodology.Here is just one such headline: “Children with same-sex parents happier and healthier than those from traditional families, study shows”. And what was the sound scientific method used for arriving at such conclusions? Oh, they asked for “volunteers” from their own homosexual buddies to answer a few questions.http://billmuehlenberg.com/2014/07/09/and-they-call-this-research/
Liverpool star set for sensational comeback, Madrid want Ozil, City £22m deal, Spurs want striker and more stories
Transfer rumours Here’s a selection of stories and rumours from Sunday’s newspapers…Mamadou Sakho could return to action for Liverpool next weekend after resuming full training following five weeks out. (Liverpool Echo)Arsenal will compete with Tottenham for the signature of Marseille’s 22-year-old Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi. (Sunday Telegraph) Real Madrid will try to re-sign Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil if they sell 24-year-old James Rodriguez. (Don Balon) Everton boss Roberto Martinez believes Arsenal defender Calum Chambers could be a replacement for John Stones, should the 21-year-old leave Goodison. (Sunday People) Manchester City’s Yaya Toure will be offered a £24m deal to sign for Chinese side Shanghai SIPG. (Sun on Sunday) City have scouted PSV Eindhoven’s 20-year-old Uruguayan midfielder Gaston Pereiro. (Manchester Evening News) Brazilian star Alexandre Pato says he would be happy to play in the Premier League. (Mail on Sunday) Liverpool’s £29m attacker Roberto Firmino has been told by Anfield hero John Aldridge that he needs toughen up if he wants to win over Reds fans. (Sunday Express) Pep Guardiola is under pressure from his wife to stay in Germany rather than switch to Manchester City or Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror) Carlo Ancelotti is being lined up by Bayern in case Guardiola leaves. (Sunday Express) 1