Thursday, March 23, 2006
YES, THE BUREAUCRATS IN FREDERICTON MIGHT BE SNOBS BUT THEY DO HAVE A HEART!!!
Yes, it might be the Capital of New Brunswick and Fredericton is very well known for it’s snobby citizens but the good side came out of the wood work this afternoon.
While walking downtown, I noticed my old disable friend sitting down panhandling for money.
She didn’t know I was in the area. I walked by her and grabbed her little can.
While walking away from her?
I noticed many drivers were staring at me from their vehicles.
A couple of people quickly ran from the Bank asking the woman if everything was ok?
She told everyone that I was a big help to her.
I was told afterwards that many confronted her when I left the area.
I’m very surprised with the prescription drug problem in this City that no one tried to steal her little can?
Hey? Even the addicted have a heart.
But not all of them!!!
Remember over one year ago when someone stole the poppy money from this Irving gas station?
Yes, there might be a lot of snobby citizens walking by the less fortunate but a few of them are watching over them very closely.
I believe this is a good thing!!!
IF YOU'RE AGAINST THE PIPELINE? PHONE - 1 800 899 1265 ask for Michelle Luit
The National Energy Board is coming to Saint John April 4th, 7pm Delta Hotel Saint John...
There will be a public information meeting by the National Energy Board of Calgary.
This is a very important meeting concerning the LNG pipeline proposed for Rockwood Park.
It will take place at the Delta hotel in Saint John.April 4th 7pm.
We should be stepping up the phone calls to The National Energy Board as we lead up to this important meeting.
This is our chance to be seen. We need to come out in big numbers. This will be an information meeting.
Break away from Desperate Housewives for one night and make your presence known on April the 4th.
Call the National Energy Board.
It only takes a second.
Tell them that you want to be written down as strongly opposed to the proposed Rockwood Park Pipeline.
National Energy Board 1 800 899 1265 ask for Michelle Luit
BERNARD LORD ON THE WEB ATTRACTED THE ATTENTION OF THE U.S. ARMY!!!! HE'S A POPULAR GUY!!!!
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CAN STEPHEN HARPER HELP BERNARD LORD OR IS IT TOO DARN LATE???
Harper coming to province on spending spree Last updated Mar 23 2006 09:18 AM AST CBC News Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to be in New Brunswick Friday to announce funding for several projects, including the long-awaited cleanup of the Saint John harbour. Harper's press secretary told a reporter that "he's coming to keep some promises he talked about during the election." Premier Bernard Lord was also dropping hints on Wednesday in a speech to Saint John business people."I want [the province] to have the biggest reduction in air and water pollution in Canada," he said. "And I know mayor [Norm MacFarlane], you have an idea how we can do some of that. We'll be back in just a few days to make a big announcement on that." The federal government is expected to contribute up to half of the total cost of $88 million. Harper is expected to announce funding for Moncton, too. The city will get help building a new stadium for the 2008 world junior athletics championships.During a speech in Moncton Wednesday, Lord said there will be "good news" on the stadium front. Moncton Mayor Lorne Mitton said the city couldn't bid on the games unless it had the stadium money."We would be ill-advised to even make a proposal to the international association if we did not have a commitment from the two other levels of government" he said. The stadium would be located at l'Universite de Moncton.Harper is also expected to announce federal funding for a $110-million highway bypass in Fredericton.
NEW BRUNSWICK FAMILY SERVICES REFUSES TO RETURN THE CALLS FROM THIS POOR PERSON!!!
Lisa told me that the New Brunswick Family Services haven't return her calls in months!
Ok....from now on? I'm going to blog each day that goes by that those bureaucrats at Family Services refuse to call!!!
I might even go there myself and asks some questions?
Thank Gof for these good hearted citizens because those bureaucrats don't seem to care.
This situation could change very ungly in this blog.
Is I was someone reading this blog from Family Service? I would give this poor lady a call!!
OK.....THIS IS DAY ONE THAT FAMILY SERVICES REFUSES TO RETURN THIS POOR LADY PHONE CALL!!!!
IF I WAS ON RITALIN? I WOULD LOSE ALL MY ENERGY TO FIGHT!!!!
ADHD panel rejects tough drug warnings
By Joyce Howard Price
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
March 23, 2006
An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended yesterday that Ritalin and other drugs to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder not carry so-called "black box" warnings about cardiovascular and psychiatric risks.
With that decision, the Pediatric Advisory Committee broke with another FDA advisory panel that recommended ADHD drugs carry black-box warnings, which are the strongest.
"This meeting was about children, not adults. The efficacy of ADHD drugs in children is quite strong," said Dr. Robert Nelson, chairman of the pediatric committee, in explaining its disagreement with a recommendation of the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.
Rather than a black-box warning, Dr. Nelson and others who met with the press after the committee's daylong session said labels for ADHD therapies should be written so people can understand them. There needs to be improved communication, Dr. Nelson said.
"I wouldn't use the word tougher, but clearer," he said of the changes the panel seeks.
ADHD drugs include Novartis AG's Ritalin, the oldest such treatment; Shire Pharmaceutical Group PLC's Adderall XR; Johnson & Johnson's Concerta and Eli Lilly & Co.'s Strattera.
The panel that convened yesterday considered whether warning labels on ADHD drugs need to be strengthened and, if so, how. They also evaluated whether the drugs posed cardiovascular risks, as the drug safety panel found last month, as well as psychiatric and suicide risks.
In February, the drug safety committee voted 8-7 to require a black-box warning on ADHD drugs because of concerns that the medications may increase the risks of heart attack, stroke and sudden death.
That panel acted after learning that, from 1999 to 2003, 25 persons died suddenly while taking such drugs and that 54 experienced serious cardiovascular disorder (CVD) during that period while on ADHD medicines.
ADHD drugs may pose greater risks of CVD-related illness and death to adults than to children, that committee said, given that CVD primarily affects older people. However, children constitute the largest population taking ADHD medicines, and 19 of the 25 sudden deaths reported occurred among minors.
That panel's pitch for black-box warnings came as a surprise to many, because it was supposed to review plans for more safety studies. The action alarmed some child psychiatrists, who said they were called by parents afterward and told that they planned to discard ADHD medicines their children used.
Most ADHD drugs are stimulants and are regulated like narcotics. At least one commonly used ADHD drug -- Adderall XR -- carries a warning that misuse of the amphetamine-like drug can lead to sudden death and heart damage. Another drug, Strattera, is not classified as a stimulant and would not require a black-box warning.
Psychiatrists said leaving ADHD untreated could rival any medical risks and noted that problems have been rare.
The FDA is not required to accept the recommendations of advisory panels, but it often does so. In this case, the agency wanted the pediatric panel to weigh in before it decided whether new warnings on ADHD treatments were necessary.
Children remain the largest population taking ADHD drugs to treat problems such as inattention, lack of focus, impulsivity and hyperactivity. But their share is starting to shrink, as it is increasingly recognized that ADHD is a "lifelong disorder," affecting children and adults alike, said Brian Goodman, spokesman for the organization Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
The FDA estimates that 2.5 million children and 1.5 million adults take medication for ADHD.
"Right now, there seems to be an overconcentration on overmedication" with ADHD drugs and inadequate concern about underdiagnosis of ADHD, Mr. Goodman said.
GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD. HIS LOVE
( PSALM 136:1 *NIV )
When we count all of our blessings we start to realize
how wonderful our Heavenly Father has been to us. For He not
only helps us in time of need, He blesses us abundantly as well.
Therefore we should; GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, CALL
ON HIS NAME; MAKE KNOWN AMONG THE NATIONS WHAT
HE HAS DONE. SING TO HIM, SING PRAISE TO HIM; TELL
OF HIS WONDERFUL ACTS. ( CHRONICLES 16:8-9 )
Further, why not start each day by counting your many
blessings, and sharing with others what God has done for you.
For King David did, for he wrote; I WILL GIVE YOU THANKS IN
THE GREAT ASSEMBLY; AMONG THRONGS OF PEOPLE I
WILL PRAISE YOU. ( PSALM 35:18 )
So Charles, be thankful for all that God has done for you, and
thank Him in your prayers! For then He will smile down on you,
like a proud Father would on an obedient child! Amen.
Now please know that; I THANK MY GOD EVERY TIME I
REMEMBER YOU. IN ALL MY PRAYERS FOR ALL OF YOU,
I ALWAYS PRAY WITH JOY. ( PHILIPPIANS 1:3-4 )
For when I end each message with "My Love & Prayers,"
I truly mean that, for I pray for each of you every evening!
With "My Love & Prayers,"
your servant Allen
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SAINT JOHN POLICE FORCE SHOULD BE WATCHING DRUG DEALERS AND NOT PANHANDLERS!!!
I took this picture last week in the uptown are of a female panhandler.
The drug dealers are sriving around the City all day long to supply the junkies with their fix.
The police should be watching these people. Just follow the prostitutes on the streets and you'll locate the drug dealers!
NB Telegraph-Journal | Courts/Crime
As published on page B6 on March 23, 2006
Panhandler gets 10 days in jail for assaulting cops
Michael Francis Atwell, 42, of Sewell Street was sentenced Tuesday to 10 days in provincial jail after he pleaded guilty in provincial court in Saint John to two charges of assaulting police.
Crown prosecutor John Henheffer said police spotted Mr. Atwell panhandling in front of Pictures Plus on King Street in uptown Saint John on March 19.
Police knew Mr. Atwell from previous panhandling incidents and as they were watching him, he got into a verbal fight with a passerby.
The passerby left before the fight could escalate and one of the officers went into liquor store on King Street to talk him about the incident.
As the man was talking to the officer he said he didn't want to give a statement and that it didn't look like he had to, as Mr. Atwell had just started into a confrontation with other police officers outside the store.
When the first officer went outside, Mr. Atwell was cursing at the police and the confrontation escalated when Mr. Atwell refused to stop panhandling. As police attempted to take him into custody, he wrestled with them on the ground, eventually kicking two officers.
In addition to his time in jail, Mr. Atwell was placed on one year of probation with conditions not to be in an area bordered by Princess, Union, Sydney and Water streets and to comply with the city's panhandling bylaw.
WILL J.K. IRVING GET HIS WISH TODAY???
I understand that's he's only one of the members but I still cannot understand his reasoning in all this???
The racist company of Gulf Operators are all ready to move in and destroy the building.
Will J.K. Irving send the bill to the school?
Here's the story-
NB Telegraph-Journal | Saint John
As published on page B4 on March 23, 2006
South House decision expected today
Former board member says demolition delayed at least until summer
By Khalid Malik
The fate of Rothesay Netherwood School's South House was not known Wednesday night as the school's board of governors decided to keep mum following a meeting that lasted more than two hours.
Headmaster Paul Kitchen said everybody present at the meeting agreed not to say anything until noon today when a statement would be issued.
Kelly Patterson, a former board member who now co-chairs the building's restoration committee, said she has learned that the board has decided not to tear down the building before the summer and, in the intervening period, it has left the door open to look at other proposals.
"From our perspective, this is great news," she said. "Demolition is a permanent thing. All possibilities need to be explored before taking such a drastic action "... We are confident that there is a solution."
The committee has pledged to raise $900,000 for the restoration and continued maintenance of the building if the school agrees to preserve the 150-year-old Gothic-style structure.
The fight to save the building has been going on since Oct. 2002 when the school disclosed its intention to do away with the building.
"We are thrilled they are willing to work with us to find a solution," she said. "We will raise whatever funds are needed to assist them financially."
Before the meeting started at 5 p.m., Mr. Kitchen said there are 37 board members and of them "three or four members (from whom) we have not heard" on the issue. He did not say how many members actually attended the meeting.
About 15 minutes before the meeting ended at 7:15 p.m. Mr. Kitchen came out to make a brief call to the school's lawyer, Rod Gillis. The meeting was held at Mr. Gillis' office and he was waiting in the foyer while the board deliberated and left before the meeting was over.
The decision to hold the board's meeting followed a hearing during the two separate injunctions filed one by the restoration committee and the other by a current and a former member of the board governors. The latter application contended that the executive committee did not have the authority to demolish South House and that the issue must be decided by the board.
During the hearing Mr. Gillis told Justice Lucie LaVigne of the Court of Queen's Bench that the school has decided to call a meeting of the board before the demolition takes place.
After consulting with the two sides the judge adjourned the hearing and placed the injunction until April 4.
Mr. Gillis has said the school has no further practical use for the building. South House is the only original building left on the historic campus. Other than housing its sprinkler system, it has not been used by the school since June 2005, he said.