Friday, May 23, 2008

Fundamentalists of Yearning For Zion Ranch in Eldorado prevail

The AP reported:

The Third Court of Appeals in Austin said the state failed to show the youngsters were in any immediate danger, the only grounds in Texas law for taking children from their parents without court action.

The state agency responsible was the Child Protective Services agency.


NBC Nightly New (Brian Williams), in a story reported by Don Teague on May 22, had highlighted text from the Appeals decision about how the agency: "abused it's [sic] discretion". IPBiz doesn't know if --it's-- in the decision, but NBC ought to be ashamed of reporting such. In the same newscast, Pete Williams referred to the decision as a "total legal smackdown."
Where have you gone, Walter Cronkite?

NBC Nightly News reported on May 23 that some of the families, on making a deal, had recovered their children, but that most families would have to wait while the State of Texas appealed the appellate decision, with no time limit on how long the appeal might take.

In passing, May 23 marked the 125th anniversary of the invention of salt water taffy.

Andy Rooney, on "60 Minutes" on May 18, 2008 pondered why [3M's] Scotch tape was called Scotch tape. Maybe we can get Andy a scholarship for "Trademark 101". Andy generified Kleenex in the same episode.


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