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Archive for May, 2013

Boy scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

By David Crary and Nomaan Merchant

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.

Of the local Scout leaders voting at their annual meeting in Texas, more than 60 percent supported the proposal.

Under the proposal drafted by the Scouts’ governing board, gay adults will remain barred from serving as Scout leaders.

The outcome is unlikely to end a bitter debate over the Scouts’ membership policy.

Some conservative churches that sponsor Scout units wanted to continue excluding gay youths, in some cases threatening to defect if the ban were lifted. More liberal Scout leaders – while supporting the proposal to accept gay youth – have made clear they want the ban on gay adults lifted as well.


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CFPUA gives OK for $300,000 in penalties for sewage spills

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

CFPUA approved paying $300,000 in civil penalties to the EPA Thursday afternoon at a special meeting.

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Brunswick detectives seek stolen truck, trailers

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the location of a Kenworth tractor-trailer and lowboy trailer.

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UnitedHealthcare awards hospital with joint replacement designation

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

The designation means that the program at NHRMC meets or exceeds nationally recognized standards of care.

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Wave Transit officials propose cutting two routes

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Finance Director Joe Mininni said the county is only planning to give Wave $140,000 for the upcoming fiscal year

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