Mayor Bieter calls for student applications to serve on city boards and commissions

ImageGenMayor Bieter today opened the application period for the annual Students on Boards and Commissions program. Boise teens interested in serving on city boards and commissions during the 2014-15 school year must submit their applications by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 9th.

The Students on Boards and Commissions program gives high-school students the opportunity to help make important decisions for the community by serving on one of the city’s many boards and commissions. Student board appointments will run from September 2014 through May 2015. All positions are voluntary and unpaid, and are open to any high-school applicants residing within Boise city limits.

“It is rare for students to have the opportunity to engage directly in the management of our government,” Mayor Bieter said. “Real world experience like this is enriching both for the students, who get to learn about the many different aspects of local government, and for the boards and committee that benefit from hearing the student’s perspective.”

Boards and commissions with student placement opportunities are Airport, Arts & History, Design Review, Development Impact Fee Advisory, Historic Preservation, Housing Authority, Library, Mayor’s Council on Children and Youth, Parks & Recreation, and Planning and Zoning.

Position descriptions and an application form are available for download from the City of Boise web site at www.cityofboise.org. Please submit applications to Sandy Musser at smusser@cityofboise.org; via fax: 384-4420; or mail: Office of the Mayor, P.O Box 500, Boise, ID 83701-500. For more information, please contact Sandy at the above email or at 384-4422.

The application form and a description of each board and commission are linked below.

FBI: Child Predator – Help Us Identify John Doe 28

04/02/14

The FBI is seeking the public’s help to stop a child predator.

The unidentified individual we are seeking is known only as John Doe 28. In November 2012, online video of the man engaging in sexually explicit activities with a young boy was reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), an organization that works closely with the Bureau to stop child predators.

The video contains a brief image of the alleged predator, which investigators hope will lead to his identification—and the recovery of the exploited child. “Subjects who show their faces in child pornography are not typical,” said Special Agent Karen Jurden. “It is our hope that someone will recognize this individual and come forward. We were able to recover a very clear image of John Doe 28.”

Working with NCMEC, investigators in our Violent Crimes Against Children program have enhanced other details from the video that could be clues to help identify the suspect. For example, the video shows the individual and the victim inside a residence with what appears to be a blue chair and a picture hanging on a wall in the background. Someone familiar with the house might easily recognize the chair. Also, John Doe 28 is wearing wire-framed glasses and a burgundy T-shirt with a fish logo on it.

There are no details linking the suspect to a particular area, but Jurden said investigators believe he may be a U.S. citizen because he speaks one word during the video—“careful”—which is in English.

“Sometimes we will get some type of identifier that narrows down the geographic region,” said Jurden, who has been investigating crimes against children for the last four years, “but that didn’t happen in this case. That’s why we are asking for the public’s help nationwide.”

The video is just over two minutes long and was recovered during the arrest of a San Francisco man on child pornography charges. “The video was part of his collection,” Jurden added, explaining that sexually explicit videos and images of children are often traded anonymously through online forums.

The efforts to identify and apprehend John Doe 28 are part of the FBI’s Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program (ECAP) initiatives and represent a longstanding partnership with NCMEC. Operation Rescue Me identifies child victims of sexual exploitation by using sophisticated image analysis to obtain evidence. ECAP seeks public and media assistance to help identify the John and Jane Does who display their faces—and other distinguishing characteristics such as tattoos—in pornographic images and videos of children.

Since the inception of ECAP in 2004, 28 John/Jane Does have been investigated; 20 of these cases have been successfully resolved so far. These investigations have led to the identification of nearly 70 child victims.

We need your help. John Doe 28 appears to be a Caucasian male in his 30s or 40s who has a receding hairline and wears wire-framed glasses. Anyone with information should submit a tip online or call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

“We need to identify John Doe 28,” Jurden said, “so we can make sure no harm comes to that little boy.”

Resources:
John Doe 28 poster
Operation Rescue Me/Endangered Child Alert Program (ECAP) 
ECAP Most Wanted
Violent Crimes Against Children 

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@BalletIdaho Presents Alice in Wonderland at @morrisoncenter #Boise #Idaho

wonderland1-1-281x159We  have always loved Alice in Wonderland.

That’s why we were so delighted when I found out that my family could come see Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s classic presented by  Ballet Idaho!

On the occasion of Alice Kingsley’s 15th birthday, the Hadmatter family, friends of the Kingsleys, are hosting a ball in Alice’s honor. Already uneasy with social occasions, things become worse when her older bossy sister, Quendleheart, forces herself on Hatwin Hadmatter, the older of the two Hadmatter sons and secret sweetheart of Alice, leaving her to his obnoxious younger brother, Redford.

Things go downhill from there, quite literally, for Alice: A top hat appears out of nowhere, containing an invitation to a tea party; a white rabbit follows; a wild tumble down the rabbit hold ends in a hall of doors; a magic garden; twins, a caterpillar and an illusive Cheshire cat; a white king and queen with chess pieces as their court; a duchess baking tarts; a mad hatter with strange company; a conspiracy to overthrow the red queen and king; an army of marching playing cards’ a rigged croquet game; theft, betrayal, war and fearsome dragon of the Jabberwocky kind.

It is hard to ask for better entertainment for the whole family. The Morrison Center and Ballet Idaho are a true gem!

Alice finds herself in the midst of this wild, strange and adventurous journey, ultimately taming the Jabberwocky with a stolen tart and becoming the queen of wonderland. When she returns to the ball, things have changed in her favor: she is dancing with her secret sweetheart Hatwin, who confesses his love for her. The ball goes on and Alice is happy indeed to be there!

Friday, April 11, 2014 8:00pm

Saturday, April 12, 2014 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:00 pm

Music by Herbert Baumann

Choreography by Alex Ossadnik

Scenic Designed by Valeria Rios

Scenic Construction by Richard Hess & the NMU Scene shop

Costumes by Megan Ann Richardson

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P1/Section A $58.00 Floor Rows AA – M; Mezzanine Rows A – D

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All seats are reserved. Everyone through the door, regardless of age, requires a ticket. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of Management.

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Parking is included for Morrison Center events. For Morrison Center for the Performing Arts information, including parking and upcoming event details, click here MorrisonCenter.com.

 

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Thomas S. Monson, LDS Church President, Escapes Fraud Trial, British Court Drops Case

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A British judge has thrown out a fraud case against the head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, saying “the court is being manipulated to provide a high-profile forum to attack the religious beliefs of others.”

Tom Phillips, a former Mormon bishop and stake president, had charged that church President Thomas S. Monson has “made representations … which were untrue or misleading” — including that “the Book of Mormon, the church’s signature scripture, was translated from ancient gold plates by church founder Joseph Smith; that the Book of Abraham, another text viewed as scripture, is a literal translation of Egyptian papyri by Smith ” — to “make a gain for himself or another.”

“To convict, a jury would need to be sure that the religious teachings of the Mormon Church are untrue or misleading,” said the ruling by Judge Howard Riddle, chief magistrate in Westminster Magistrates’ Court. “No judge in a secular court in England and Wales would allow that issue to be put to a jury.”

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“I help people maximize their sexual experience. I’ve created a Store with items real people can benefit from. My commitment is to take the ‘Sleaze’ out of your shopping experience and shop quality items from home.” -Dr. Severson

“I help people maximize their sexual experience. I’ve created a Store with items real people can benefit from. My commitment is to take the ‘Sleaze’ out of your shopping experience and shop quality items from home.” -Dr. Severson

http://www.realtalkrealmedicine.com/store/home

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EXCERPT FROM: Introduction to “Real Talk . . . Real Medicine!”

Real Talk . . .Real Medicine!

With Dan Tarter and Dr. Cherese Severson

Welcome to the inaugural blog of Real Talk. . .Real Medicine! This is the place where we talk in very real terms about sexual health. I’m Dan, I keep the “talk” real . . .and I’m Cherese, I am your medical expert with real answers to your questions regarding sex. Dan and I came up with this idea just shortly after we started dating. I was telling him how many patients come to me in my primary care practice with issues regarding sexuality, sexual intercourse and intimacy. Many times, I would recommend products at the local adult store to help couples with a sexual issue. The patients would thank me for the information but upon follow-up when I’d ask them how they were doing many would say “Dr. Severson! I couldn’t go in that store! Someone might see me!” Others would say something along the lines of, “I can’t believe lubricant of all things has changed my marriage!”
Clearly there is a need as well as stigma surrounding patronage at an adult store. After going to the store on behalf of my patients who were too uncomfortable to go themselves, Dan the business guy suggested we find a way to get products to patients in a more private and yet professional manner. Thus the Real Talk . . .Real Medicine online Store and Blog were born!

Read more at; http://realtalkrealmedicine.blogspot.com/

Related reading: Talk to your sons about Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and “Blurred Lines” too

Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist’s preacher of hate, dies at 84

ABC NEWS reports:

Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society’s tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil.

By the time you saw one of his outrageous and hate-filled signs — “You’re Going to Hell” was among the more benign — you were already doomed.

Tall, thin and increasingly spectral as he aged, the Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. and the Westboro Baptist Church, a small congregation made up almost entirely of his extended family, tested the boundaries of the free speech guarantees by violating accepted societal standards for decency in their unapologetic assault on gays and lesbians. In the process, some believe he even helped the cause of gay rights by serving as such a provocative symbol of intolerance.