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Man Accused of Abusing Girls in ‘Maidens Group’

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A self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing girls who lived in his Minnesota group’s camp as part of a “Maidens Group” is facing 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct.

Pine County authorities said Tuesday that an arrest warrant has been issued but they’re still looking for 52-year-old Victor Arden Barnard. The sheriff’s office says he was last known to be in the Spokane, Wash., area.

The criminal complaint says the two victims were among several girls and young women who lived apart from their families in a camp that Barnard set up near the town of Finlayson, about 90 miles north of Minneapolis.

One woman says Barnard sexually abused her from the ages of 13 to 22. The other alleges he abused her for years starting when she was 12.

These camps are led by a Svengali type leader who is basically practing white slavey. The girls do what the leader says or else there is pain and many times death.

The above story is one of thousands.  Such camps are ruled by fear.  When someone leaves their home because it is hell for them they often end up living in a home controled by a monster.  If some of these kids can get over their fear and contact the police or someone they can trust their hell may end.

Jim Tricoli:  Editor/Amhersttimes.com

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Pregnant and Engaged Mila Kunis Flaunts Her Baby Bump at the MTV Movie Awards!

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Baby bump alert! Mila Kunis attended the MTV Movie Awards without fiancé Ashton Kutcher last night, but she wasn’t completely alone.

By no means is Mila alone in this.

Sad to say, media stars that our young people look up to seem to flaunt their out of wedlock bodies and babies like it’s what everyone does.  It may be more open but I’m not sure that’s the best example for our young people to emulate.

By no means is Mila alone in this.  There’s Jennifer Aniston, Natalie Portman, Kate Hudson, Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba, Ashley Simpson, HalleBerry, Kristina Applegate, Thelma Blair, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Lynn Spears, Jane Krakowski, Penelope Cruz, Angelina Jolie and Marion Cotillard just to name a few.  Let’s not ignore Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn.

Don’t forget the gentlemen in this same situation including Matthew McConaughey, Orlando Bloom, Owen Wilson and Mario Lopez.

I have never been a prude but these young unmarried men and women are showing a blatent disrespect for the sanctity of marriage.  Our young people deserve better role models.

Jim Tricoli,Editor Amhersttimes.com

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Amherst Collection Agency Closing in July

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And another bites the dust.  An Amherst collection agency will close this summer, putting 121 people out of work.

Primary Financial Services LLC filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice with the New York State Department of Labor Monday. The call center, located in suite 100 at 95 John Muir Drive, will close July 11, according to the filing.

Primary Financial Services will keep 13 people in administrative roles in the Buffalo area and consolidate the rest of its work to the Arizona location. CBV will continue to do business in the United States as Primary Financial Services.
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Zuckerberg Vows Facebook Will Shoot Down Google Drones

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MENLO PARK, CA (The Borowitz Report)—One day after Google outbid Facebook for a manufacturer of solar-powered drones, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg served warning that his company was prepared to blow Google’s drones out of the skies.

At a presentation for Facebook employees at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Zuckerberg announced plans to build a $24 billion Facebook laser shield, a global network of satellites capable of identifying and incinerating Google drones in midair.

Zuckerberg delighted his audience with a brief animated demonstration showing a Facebook satellite locking in on a Google drone and obliterating it with a green laser.

“Unfriended, bitch,” said Zuckerberg, to a roaring ovation from his employees.

Within an hour, Google responded with a stern warning of is own, vowing, “Any act of aggression against Google drones will not stand.”

To that end, the company announced that it was prepared to shoot down Facebook’s laser satellites with a long-range super cannon called Google Gun.

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[WNYDrillingDefense] Anti-Frack Events in Monroe & Chautauqua Counties – Please spread the word

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Triple Divide: A New Film About Fracking

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. Rochester, NY

FREE / Open to the public

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The Times Leader calls Triple Divide “a bombshell that could
reverberate across the state.”

Organizations United for the Environment calls Triple Divide“the very best documentary on fracking on our environment. You must see this film.”

Triple Divide is Public Herald’s first investigations into inevitable, negative impacts from shale gas industrial development and how those impacts are handled by the state, specifically the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Narrated with help from actor and advocate Mark Ruffalo, major findings include stark negligence and endangerment of public and environmental health due to shale gas extraction. But some Pennsylvanians, fed up with corruption and destruction, won’t ‘go down’ without a fight.

Sponsored by Food & Water Watch, Rochesterians Concerned About Unsafe Shale-gas Extraction (R-CAUSE),

New Yorkers Against Fracking, and Western NY Drilling Defense.

To find out more or to get involved, contact Rita at ryelda@fwwatch.org.

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Don’t Frack Chautauqua County
THURSDAY, APRIL 24TH at 7 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church
1255 Prendergast Avenue, Jamestown, NY 14701
[Just off Buffalo Street, across from Lakeview Cemetery.
There is parking available behind the building.]

Fracking is a natural gas drilling technique that goes miles underground to break up shale rock using water, sand, and toxic chemicals. In Pennsylvania, residents living in areas with fracking operations have reported flammable tap water, unexplained health problems, increased municipal costs, devasted and unusable farmland, degradation of air quality, huge increases in truck traffic, road spreading of dangerous fracking waste, and the list goes on.

Several counties across New York have stepped up to protect their residents against fracking and fracking waste – NOW IT’S CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY’S TURN.

Join us for a county-wide open meeting where we will be discussing the campaign to ban fracking and fracking waste in Chautauqua County to protect our future, our health, and our livelihood. We will be meeting on Thursday, April 24th at 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Jamestown, NY. All are welcome! For more information or to get involved, contact Rita at ryelda@fwwatch.org.

Help spread the word by inviting your friends on Facebook!
http://bit.ly/chaut-co

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The Easter Egg Hunt Was a Huge Success

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On Sunday as I was driving home from church I noticed a large group of children dressed up in cute Easter outfits.  Then I remembered it was the Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Village of Williamsville.  Howard Cadmus, the owner of the Red Mill and Sweet Jenny’s, provided special prizes for those who found the “golden eggs,”.

I parked the car and watched the kids having a happy, hopping time looking for eggs.  It was pure joy watching our kids having such a wonderful time.

At this egg hunt there were Golden Eggs to be found.  They brought the lucky children who found them a beautiful Easter basket created by Sweet Jenny’s and the Red Mill.  The basket had chocolate and delicious candies.

There were 3 age classes where children could win a golden egg.  They were divided by age groups: 3 and under, 5-6  and age 7.  The entire event was a knockout!

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A Borowitz “Bit”

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LAKE MARY, FLORIDA – Florida officials shot five bears today involved in a bear attack. According to an official, “In Florida, we have zero tolerance for attacking a human being — unless you’re another human being, of course.”

The elections in Afghanistan show widespread fraud, which means that the transition to American democracy is complete.

New Concerns About Putin's State of Mind as Photo Emerges of Him Wearing Clothes

New concerns about Putin’s state of mind as photo emerges of him wearing clothes.

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News From Our Area

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Amherst’s Arts & Culture in Public Places Board has announced the winners of its inaugural Amherst Awards for the Arts.

Nominations were accepted in six separate categories. The winners are:

• Christian Brandjes, individual artist;
• Amherst Symphony Orchestra, arts organization;
• Marilyn Ciancio, behind the scenes;
• Philip Morey, individual supporter;
• Daemen College, business supporter; and
• Harrison Graser, youth.

Winners will be honored at a luncheon next month at MusicalFare Theatre on Daemen College’s campus. Janet Snyder, the morning host of Kiss 98.5, will serve as emcee.

Here is a list of meetings to be held this week:

• A meeting of the Amherst Veterans Committee begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St.

• The Williamsville Village Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Village Hall, 5565 Main St.

• The Arts & Culture in Public Places Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Municipal Building.

• Amherst’s Recycling and Waste Committee meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Municipal Building.

• The Amherst Planning Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Municipal Building.

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‘Space Monday’: Total Lunar Eclipse, Rocket Launch, Brush With Mars

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Attention stargazers! You’re about to be treated to a series of space spectacles.

Space Monday,” as astronomers have dubbed it, kicks off in the late afternoon when SpaceX, the private spaceflight company, is planning a rocket launch.

After sunset, attention turns to Mars, which will pass within 57 million miles of Earth — its closest approach since January 2008, according to Space.com.

The sky show continues on April 15 at 1:58 a.m. EDT, when a full moon passes through Earth’s amber shadow, producing a full lunar eclipse visible across North America.
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