October 6, 2006
Dear Editor, Violence against women is perpetuated in all types of intimate relationships. Nearly one-third of women murdered each year in the U.S. are killed by current or former intimate partners. Nothing can be done to help the person being abused unless there has at one time been a police report done. My sister Allisia Harrison Moore Gilpin was murdered Oct. 5, 2003. Her cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma. She was allegedly run over. There was no blood on her and no blood at the scene.
January 18, 2008
Violence continues to boil in parts of Kenya, three weeks after a Dec. 27 presidential election some say was fixed, and a Winchester resident witnessed a glimpse of the turmoil firsthand. Barbara Falmlen was on vacation in neighboring Tanzania when the violence broke out at the end of her trip. She went to the Nairobi, Kenya, airport to board a flight to Amsterdam, but was stranded for several hours after airlines halted flights into and out of the dangerous region. "There was a lot of commotion," she said.
March 27, 2007
Editor's note: The Danville Police Department has a large backlog of unserved warrants and needs help finding the people listed at right. For more information, call (859) 238-1220 or go to www.danvillepd.com. Michael D. Anderson, W/M, 27, contempt James M. Baker, W/M, 29, contempt Mark Timothy Curtis, W/M, 47, contempt Dennis K. Davis, W/M, 21, no insurance Jon Glasscock, W/M, 43, domestic violence bench warrant Joe Greer, W/M, 43, contempt Roberta Kacho, W/F, 20, nonpayment of fines Jason Lemons, W/M, 27, probation violation James H. Lynn, B/M, 42, contempt Rodolfo Maravilla, H/M, 29, operating on a suspended license Duke M. Pope, B/M, 62, contempt Richard Ruffel, W/M, 44, theft Orlando Simpson, B/M, 22, flagrant nonsupport Alison B. Smith, W/F, 33, possession of a forged instrument Larry Taylor, B/M, 29, assault Erin Ray Wells, W/M, 27, domestic violence bench warrant Franky Wilson, W/M, 56, contempt Donald Alex Witte, W/M, 41, contempt
October 25, 2007
Editor's Note: The Danville Police Department needs help finding the people listed. For more information, call (859) 238-1220 or go to www.danvillepd.com. Wanted Jonathan Bethurem has an active indictment for committing the offense of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual activities by using a computer in the act. Natasha Baker (Floyd) W/F 23 - theft by deception, contempt and nonpayment of fines Jessica Cannon W/F 24 - theft by deception Dawn Egbert U/F 33 - theft by deception Nicole Garrett B/F 22 - felony theft by unlawful taking Steven Harmon W/M 28 - failure to appear Christopher Johnson W/M 24 - domestic violence bench warrant Vernon McGee U/M 38 - theft by deception Jonathan Ursprung W/M 35 - domestic violence bench warrant Jeremy Wilson W/M 21 - domestic violence bench warrant
June 12, 2009
The following cases were resolved in Clark District Court June 1 with Judge Brandy Oliver Brown presiding. - Brandon Conner, harassment, pleaded guilty, 90 days, no contact with victim. - David W. Estes, fourth-degree assault domestic violence, amended to non-domestic, pleaded guilty, 45 days conditionally discharged. - Billy J. Griffith, fourth-degree assault, stipulated to probable cause, dismissed. - Robin Munday, harassment, dismissed with prejudice. - Randall L. Osborne, driving under the influence, pleaded guilty, fined, 90 day license suspension.
November 1, 2005
They stood silently around the labyrinth in McDowell Park Monday thinking, meditating on the loss of lives in Iraq. Rick Axtell, the chaplain at Centre, organized the vigil with CentrePeace as a recognition of the tragedy of war. Axtell said the vigil is not meant to be a political statement, just a solemn remembrance. Students and professors gathered at 4:15 p.m., many with book bags still slung across their shoulders. They picked up a two-page reflection on the tragedies and responsibilities of war. They remembered the more than 2,000 soldiers from the United States; the soldiers from Great Britain, Italy, Ukraine, Poland and Spain; the Iraqi soldiers and the 30,000 Iraqi civilians who have died in the war in Iraq.
October 19, 2012
Malai Yousufzai said, “I don't mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education. And I am afraid of no one.” On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Taliban shot this 14-year-old Pakistani girl on her way home from school because she promoted education for girls. Amnesty International stated, “Education is not just a human right - it's also a crucial safeguard against violence and discrimination.” The Republican candidates for president and vice president have a budget that would cut billions from universal public education.
November 27, 2012
What is peace? Was there a time when people didn't need to imagine what it would look like? Today's youth once learned war from their history classes. Now, however, we are faced with a barrage of images of new wars with their not-so-easily identifiable enemies. Most people want peace, but those who prefer conflict are preventing it from being attainable. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” Instead of assuming the solution to wars comes through the use of additional violence, it would be preferred to eradicate violence as a whole.
January 25, 2004
Dear Editor: I have read the letters in this paper about the "Good Samaritan," and I have read with disgust the people writing in to support the lady who whipped her child. I'm starting to wonder what's wrong with these people. If I am correct, they believe that if a child misbehaves he is to be hit and subjected to violence. What if I saw these parents doing something wrong and I walked up to them and hit them? That is against the law. Why is it all right to hit a child? Is it because they are too small to fight back or to press charges?