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New Zealand Rejects Names it Doesn't Like for Newborns

The New Zealand department which registers births, recently released a list of disallowed names from the past decade. While no names are banned outright, they can't be more than 100 characters long, use an unearned title or be offensive to the general public. They also have to be actual words, not numbers or symbols. Some of the rejected names: Justice, Princess, King, Bishop, Lucifer, Messiah, Christ, Mafia No Fear, Anal, V8, and the symbol *. Somehow, Violence, Chardonnay and Number 16 Bus Shelter did get by the registry.

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Three Calif parents ARE arrested for truant children

Three parents were arrested last week because their children had been truant too many times, officials said Wednesday. The consequences for parents arrested for their child's truancy include up to one year in county jail and/or a $2,000 fine for each child not in compliance. "Sometimes we have to reinforce the idea that it is a crime to not send your child to school," said Chief Deputy DA Karen Bell. "We don't want to take that route, but some parents force our hand and give us no other choice but to file criminal charges."

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Patient-based funding breathes new life into hospitals

Posted December 12th, 2011 by Mattfree88
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Patient-based funding breathes new life into hospitals

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How Obese is Obese Enough to Take a Child from Their Home?

Posted December 9th, 2011 by Mattfree88
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How Obese is Obese Enough to Take a Child from Their Home?

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Brits Rule: Death is Distressing to Children

Posted December 7th, 2011 by jeffwarrington
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LONDON – The poster campaign advertising the DVD release of FINAL DESTINATION 5 has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority. A version of the campaign that ran earlier this year ahead of the film's theatrical release received 13 complaints that the poster was distressing to children.

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12-Year-Old Arrested For Not Wearing Helmet at Memphis Skatepark

Posted December 3rd, 2011 by StrayLite
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"Currently, Memphis doesn't have a law requiring helmets at the park. An MPD spokesperson declined to comment on the officer's actions, but did tell abc24.com Faulhaber was arrested for criminal trespassing." Hmmm... trespassing at a public park.

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McDonald’s Outsmarts SF Toy Ban by Charging 10 Cents for Toy

The San Francisco ban on providing free toys to entice children to eat unhealthy foods goes into effect Thursday, but McDonald’s plans to comply with the law by charging 10 cents a toy for their Happy Meals and donating the money to the nonprofit Ronald McDonald House.

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Canadian Grants for Property Owners

Posted November 28th, 2011 by Mattfree88
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Canadian Grants for Property Owners – Are You among the Top 10 Advantage Takers?

It is a general view that Canadian housing and property grants are beneficial only for the first-time home buyers. The fact is that there are many other categories of home and property owners who can take advantage of these government loans. By extending this financial help, the governments in various parts of Canada have made life easier and more comfortable for different homeowners. Go through the top 10 homeowner types who can make the best out of these grants; a list you will find nowhere else

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Stop targeting this imaginary army of long-term sick

Posted November 21st, 2011 by Mattfree88
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Stop targeting this imaginary army of long-term sick

The sickness absence review will only lead to incapacitated people limply tramping the streets looking for nonexistent jobs

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Man charged with Animal Cruelty (dog ride with him on motorcycle.)

Posted November 14th, 2011 by willy3211
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Man charged with Animal Cruelty for letting his dog ride his motorcycle with him. Wonder what they do to the cops who shoot dogs in Kennels during raids..oh yeah...nothing.

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