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Note: The Harry Potter books have been conceived from their intellectual inception as a 7-book series, and challenges have normally been directed toward all the books thus far published as opposed to any single title. The obvious exception would be the challenges at the time when only the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, had been published (1998-early 1999). Furthermore, within three years of their publishing inception, the Harry Potter books had been the target of enough challenges to place the entire series in top positions on the ALA banned book lists for the decade, incredibly. The information below outlines some of these challenges. Boston, MA (2007): The pastor of a Catholic school declared that the Harry Potter books contained themes of witchcraft and sorcery that were inappropriate for a Catholic school and that it was “his job to protect the weak and the strong.” Gwinnett County, GA (2005-2007); AKA The Mother Who Will Not Give Up: Challenged in Gwinnett County, Georgia (suburban Atlanta) by a parent who claimed that the novels were an “evil” attempt to “indoctrinate children in pagan religion” and should therefore be taken off the shelves of all Gwinnett County public schools. Parent Laura Mallory claimed the books were full of “evil themes, witchcraft, demonic activity, murder, evil blood sacrifice, [and] spells.” She also admitted that she had not read the books series because “they’re really very long and I have four kids,” but she argued that “I don’t agree with what’s in them. I don’t have to read an entire pornographic magazine to know it’s obscene.” Mallory told the school board that she wanted “to protect children from evil, not fill their minds with it. The ‘Harry Potter’ books teach children and adults that witchcraft is OK for children.” On her original complaint form, Mallory suggested that the Harry Potter books be replaced by C. S. Lewis’s “Chronicles of Narnia” or Tim LaHaye’s “Left Behind: The Kids” series. After the county school board voted her request down, Mallory appealed to the Georgia state Board of Education, which voted on December 14th to uphold the decision of the Gwinnett County school board. After Mallory took her case to a state court and was voted down by a Georgia judge, she threatened to take the case to federal court. “I maybe need a whole new case from the ground up,” said Mallory. Mallory’s website is at http://hisvoicetoday.org/index.htm Fort Hancock, TX (2004): Challenged in Fort Hancock, TX school curriculum, for the “mysticism” and “paganism” in book. An alternate book was allowed for ...
What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a health problem that results in too much sugar in the bloodstream and not enough in cells where it can be used for energy. The problem occurs when the body is not able to make the hormone insulin (type 1 diabetes) or the insulin that is made doesn’t work very well (type 2 diabetes). Gestational diabetes (GDM) is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. Why Is GDM a Problem for Pregnant Women? Women with GDM don’t make enough insulin during pregnancy. This results in high levels of sugar in the blood, which is transferred to the baby. The baby turns the extra sugar into fat — mostly around his or her belly. This extra birth fat increases your baby’s chance of having obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes later in life. In addition, the baby may have difﬁculty being born if he or she is too big, and can have low blood sugars that require special care right after birth. Should I Have a Blood Test to Screen for Diabetes During My Pregnancy? Women who have any risk factor that increases the chance of having GDM should have a screening blood test for GDM at the beginning of the ﬁfth or sixth month (24-28 weeks). Most women have some risk factors for GDM. This is why most health care providers offer the test to all pregnant women. A few women have a high risk for getting GDM during pregnancy. To learn your risk for gestational diabetes, check each box below that applies to you:... I am over 25 years old I was overweight before being pregnant I had GDM during a prior pregnancy I have a history of several miscarriages, a stillborn baby, a very large baby, a baby with birth defects, or a baby who got “stuck” during delivery I have a mother, father, sister, or brother with diabetes I had sugar in my urine at the ﬁrst prenatal visit I have a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) I am taking a medication called Glucophage (metformin) I am Hispanic, African American, Native American, South or East Asian, or from the Paciﬁc Islands
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 14, 2014 – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) today released its final recommendation statement advising that all women be screened for diabetes developed during pregnancy, called gestational diabetes, after 24 weeks of pregnancy. “Diabetes that begins during pregnancy can cause serious health problems for expectant mothers and their babies,” says Task Force chair Virginia A. Moyer, M.D., M.P.H. “The good news is that screening all women after 24 weeks of pregnancy is simple, and can result in better health outcomes for both the mother and the baby.” Gestational diabetes is diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not make enough insulin (a hormone) or use it correctly. As a result, the body cannot process starches or sugars in food into energy. It usually resolves after birth but can put expectant mothers and their babies at risk for a number of health problems. About 240,000, or about 7 percent, of the approximately 4 million women who give birth each year develop gestational diabetes. The condition is on the rise as obesity, older age during pregnancy, and other risk factors become more common among pregnant women. The Task Force recommends screening for gestational diabetes after 24 weeks of pregnancy in all women who do not have symptoms of the condition. This is a B recommendation. The Task Force found that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening earlier than 24 weeks of pregnancy. Therefore, the Task Force issued an I statement for earlier screening. The Task Force found evidence showing there is an overall benefit to screening expectant mothers after 24 weeks of pregnancy. Screening and treatment lower the risk of preeclampsia and other complications of pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Preeclampsia is a condition in pregnant women characterized by high blood pressure and high levels of protein in the urine, which can result in lifethreatening seizures. Treating diabetes during pregnancy can also prevent babies from growing larger than normal (macrosomia), a condition that can lead to birth injuries. “All women should talk to their doctors or nurses about actions they can take before becoming pregnant to improve their health,” Dr. Moyer says, “including maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, and managing any chronic conditions.” The Task Force’s final recommendation statement is published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine, as well as on the Task Force Web site at www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org. A fact sheet that explains the recommendation statement in plain language is also available. Before finalizing this recommendation, the USPSTF posted a draft version for public comment in the spring of 2013. The Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidencebased medicine that works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medications. Contact: Ana Fullmer at Newsroom@USPSTF.net / (202) 350-6668
When Joel and Roselyn Castillo broached to me their plan to put up a foundation several months ago, we were on our way to visit their mother, Rosueta Tuazon, in her new home in a rustic location in Sto. Tomas, Subic, Zambales. When we got there, I was thrown back into those halcyon days in that same town where Ramil Tuazon, Rose's older brother, and his family resettled from Bacolod City to start a new life with their three young children, plus another one coming, in 200?.
… are on the road, however, irresponsible cell phone users are more than irritating: They are putting our lives at risk. Many of us have witnessed drivers so distracted by dialing and chatting that they resemble drunk drivers, weaving between lanes, for example, or nearly running down pedestrians in crosswalks. A number of bills to regulate use of cell phones on the road have been introduced in state legislatures, and the time has come to push for their passage. Regulation is needed because drivers using phones are seriously impaired and because laws on negligent and reckless driving are … November 1999 alone. Early in November, two-year-old Morgan Pena was killed by a driver distracted by his cell phone. Morgan’s mother, Patti Pena, reports that the driver “ran a stop sign at 45 mph, broadsided my vehicle and killed Morgan as she sat in her car seat.” A week later, corrections officer Shannon Smith, who was guarding prisoners by the side of the road, was killed by a woman distracted by a phone call (Besthoff). On Thanksgiving weekend Signal phrase names the author of the quotation to follow. No page number is available for this Web source. Author’s name is given in parentheses; no page number is available. Marginal annotations indicate MLA-style formatting and effective writing. Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006). This paper has been updated to follow the style guidelines in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. (2009).
Opening sentences catch readers’ attention. are on the road, however, irresponsible cell phone users are more than irritating: They are putting our lives at risk. Many of us have witnessed drivers so distracted by dialing and chatting that they resemble drunk drivers, weaving between lanes, for example, or nearly running down pedestrians in crosswalks. A number of bills to regulate use of cell phones on the road have been introduced in state legislatures, and the time has come to push for their passage. Regulation is needed because drivers using phones are seriously impaired and because laws on negligent and reckless driving are Thesis asserts Angela Daly’s main point. not sufficient to punish offenders. No one can deny that cell phones have caused traffic deaths and injuries. Cell phones were implicated in three fatal accidents in Daly uses a clear topic sentence. November 1999 alone. Early in November, two-year-old Morgan Pena was killed by a driver distracted by his cell phone. Morgan’s mother, Patti Pena, reports that the driver “ran a stop sign at 45 mph, broadsided my vehicle and killed Morgan as she sat in her car seat.” A week later, corrections officer Shannon Smith, who was guarding prisoners by the side of the road, was killed by a woman distracted by a phone call (Besthoff). On Thanksgiving weekend that same month, John and Carole Hall were killed when a Naval Marginal annotations indicate MLA-style formatting and effective writing. Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006). Signal phrase names the author of the quotation to follow. No page number is available for this Web source. Author’s name is given in parentheses; no page number is available. Sample MLA Formatted Paper Daly 2 Academy midshipman crashed into their parked car. The driver said in court that when he looked up from the cell phone he was dialPage number is given when available. Clear topic sentences, like this one, are used throughout the paper. ...
Teacher Guide Materials needed (per student): * A 24” sentence strip, or a strip of paper 3” wide by 24” long. * Pencil Directions 1) Place the piece of paper on your desk in front of you vertically (so that it is tall instead of fat). In very small letters, write “Sun” on the very top edge of the strip and “Pluto” on the very bottom edge. Encourage students to use small print, especially for the Sun. And instruct them to NOT use circles to depict object, just letters. 2) Fold the strip in half (top to bottom) and open it up again, showing the crease. Ask the students what object in the Solar System might belong on the crease. Maybe there isn’t an object there. Ask what other astronomical objects make up the solar system. Usually, students will respond with the order of the planets – My Very Education Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas… or more recently – My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos. (See note below about Pluto’s new “Dwarf Planet” status). You may want to write M,V,E,M,J,S,U,N,P on the board as a reminder. 3) What planet do you think might belong on the crease (halfway from the Sun to Pluto)? Write your guess on the crease. If there is time available, you may collect a few strips and tape them to the board and have the class vote on which planet they think is accurate. Next, reveal the answer and hand back the strips. 4) Write in the rest of the planets on the strip of paper, making sure you put them in order and keep their relative locations where you think they should be. 5) When your teacher provides the “answer key”, write down the answers on the other side of the paper. Compare the correct answers to your own. How did you do? Read the following key to the class, or write down on the board.
CHALLENGE IT’S IN OUR DNA, AND IT’S EXACTLY WHY HYUNDAI HAS BECOME A LEADER IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY WE BELIEVE THAT BEING A LEADER MEANS VENTURING AWAY FROM THE MAINSTREAM AND CHALLENGING CONVENTION. THIS ATTITUDE IS THE DRIVING FORCE THAT HAS LED US TO MANUFACTURE OUR OWN STEEL, DESIGN VEHICLES WITH FLUIDIC SCULPTURE, AND MOVE MORE FEATURES FROM THE OPTIONAL LIST TO THE STANDARD LIST ON ALL OUR VEHICLES. WE CHALLENGE OURSELVES. WE CHALLENGE PHYSICS. WE CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO. AT HYUNDAI, WE CHALLENGE EVERYTHING, AND IT’S THIS THINKING, A NEW KIND OF THINKING THAT LEADS TO NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR YOU. The 2014 Accent challenges the compact car category. It gives you what you need and does not hold back on the extras you want. With the 2014 Accent you get tons of space, beautiful styling, and top safety features while still getting exceptional fuel efficiency. Best of all, driving an Accent is fun. At Hyundai, we believe that purchasing a compact car is no longer about making compromises – and this is what separates the Accent from the rest. One of Mother Nature’s most simple, elegant, and powerful examples of movement, wind, is one of the inspirations for the Hyundai design principle called Fluidic Sculpture. Even at rest, the Accent is a marvel to look at. Its dynamic lines with deep grooves create a sporty profile. Strong, defining wheel arches and a distinctive hexagonal grille give the impression of movement even when standing still.
The much-anticipated demise of XP seems to have been delayed, despite the arrival of yet another successor late last year. Thanks perhaps in part to the boom in mobile use, and the ensuing struggle for platform supremacy in that area, the desktop world seems to have remained more or less static in terms of operating system usage. Take-up of Windows 8 has been very slow (yet to catch up even with the lame donkey of Vista) and the balance between Windows 7 and XP remains much the same, the newer platform comfortably ahead but far from completely swamping the resilient and clearly much-loved old campaigner. Estimated to be running on between 15% and 30% of systems, depending on your data source, Windows XP is still an important platform, and we were intrigued to see whether the security vendors – many of whom seem to have been investing a lot of time and effort getting their solutions ready, both technically and aesthetically, for Windows 8 – are still paying enough attention to its venerable forebear. The team behind VIPRE have recently been farmed out from mother company GFI to form a new company called ThreatTrack – but the changes behind the scenes don’t seem to have had any great effect on the product itself so far. The installer is a compact 8MB, with ofﬂine updates measuring 93MB. Installation requires an Internet connection and features a slideshow to keep the user from boredom – however, there is little chance of that as it is over in no time, with initial updates bringing the whole process to around two minutes, with a reboot to complete. The product interface is fairly clear, sparse and simple but provides some basic controls, and seemed reasonably free from wobbles – although as usual handling large infected sets proved something of a lottery, with detection data stored in memory and scans becoming ever slower as space ﬁlled up.