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Policia de Chattanooga arresta a 8 mujeres


Chattanooga — La policia de Chattanooga realizo una operacion relampago para arrestar a mujeres prostitutas que trabajan a menos de milla y media de una escuela.

Agentes encubiertos de la Policia de Chattanooga viajaron por las areas de East Lake, Rossville Blvd y Highland Park en busca de una “cita sexual’ lo que resulto en el arresto de 8 mujeres.

1. Tami Arnold W/F 03-02-68 arrestada en Rossville blvd. Acusada de Prostitucion a menos de 1.5 millas de una escuela.  (Arnold ha sido arrestada 6 veces por Prostitucion in Chattanooga)

 

2. Patricia Wooten W/F 04-17-54 arrestada en  S. Willow st.  Acusada de Prostitucion a menos de 1.5 millas de una escuela (Wooten ha sido arrestada 15 veces por Prostitucion in Chattanooga)

 

3. Tammy Kemp W/F 03-04-75 arrested in the 1900 blk. of S. Willow st.  Acusada de Prostitucion a menos de 1.5 millas de una escuela (Kemp ha sido arrestada 1 vez por Prostitucion in Chattanooga)

 

4. Lakisha Baker B/F 06-13-78 arrested in the 2500 blk. of E. Main st. Acusada de Prostitucion a menos de 1.5 millas de una escuela (Baker ha sido arrestada 2 veces por Prostitucion in Chattanooga)

 

5. Mary Kent W/F 06-12-59 arrested in the 1800 blk. of S. Willow st. Acusada de Prostitucion a menos de 1.5 millas de una escuela (Kent ha sido arrestada 1 vez por Prostitucion in Chattanooga)

 

6. Tonya Ector B/F 12-21-71 arrested in the 2100 blk. of E. 23 rd. st.  Acusada de Prostitucion a menos de 1.5 millas de una escuela (Ector ha sido arrestada 9 veces por Prostitucion in Chattanooga)

 

7. Kandy Mitchell W/F 02-04-60 arrested in the 2100 blk. of E. 23rd. st.  Acusada de Prostitucion a menos de 1.5 millas de una escuela (Mitchell ha sido arrestada 1 vez por Prostitucion in Chattanooga)

 

8. Tracy Raines W/F 03-21-78 arrested in the 2100 blk. of S. Willow st.  Acusada de Prostitucion a menos de 1.5 millas de una escuela (Raines ha sido arrestada 1 vez por Prostitucion in Chattanooga)

 

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Ritchie Tractor to host John Deere Drive Green ride and drive event


Guests can test drive tractors, register to win John Deere 1023E utility tractor

 

MARYVILLE, Tenn.—April 23, 2012— Tractor City in Maryville, Tenn., is hosting a Drive Green Challenge event Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1746 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville.

 

Ritchie Tractor’s Drive Green Challenge event is one of many to be held across the nation. Dealer representatives will be on hand to demonstrate both John Deere and competitive equipment and answer questions. 

 

Mike Williams, marketing manager at Ritchie Tractor says one of the most popular features of the Drive Green events is the chance for customers to drive the equipment, kick the tires and speak with knowledgeable equipment experts.

 

“The Drive Green events give customers a one-stop opportunity to size up different utility tractors so they can find out exactly what horsepower tractor will best fit their property and the jobs they want to accomplish,” Williams says. “It’s a great way to understand how to choose the right size attachments and implements so that they get the most from their equipment investment.”

 

Williams adds, “At the same time, we want to make our event a fun and informative experience for everyone who attends.”

 

As an added incentive, people who attend the Drive Green event can register to win a John Deere 1023E Compact Utility Tractor with loader and box blade, which will be given away in October.  Admission is free and no pre-registration is required to attend.

 

For more information about the Drive Green Challenge event at Ritchie Tractor in Maryville, Tenn. contact Mike Williams at             (865) 981-3199       or visit the Drive Green website atwww.JohnDeere.com/DriveGreen.

 

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African Safari Travelogue to be at the Blount County Public Library


MARYVILLE, TN  (April 23, 2012)   Lions and elephants and giraffes…and more exotic wild animals will be featured in a travelogue slide presentation at the Blount County Public Library on Monday, April 30, at 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the program is at the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville.

 

If you are thinking of taking a safari or if you would just like to know what a safari is like even though you have no current travel plans, you’re invited to this presentation.

Dr. Steven Watts and his wife, Linda Christensen, enjoy planning trips and traveling to see different parts of the world while also photographing nature and then sharing their experiences with others.

South Africa, particularly the Kruger National Park area, was among the places high on their list to visit.  Kruger National Park is about the size of New Jersey and is home to a wide variety of African birds and animals.  The travelogue will have pictures of many of these wild creatures in their native habitat along with gorgeous vistas of the South African landscape. 

Dr. Watts and Linda have also traveled to Holland, the Galapagos Islands, Belize, many of the U.S. National Parks (Everglades, Bryce, Zion, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone), the Canadian Rockies and Ireland. They have presented their travelogue of the Galapagos Islands at the library and to several other groups.

Dr. Watts, a chiropractor, and his wife, Linda, celebrated their 30th anniversary of chiropractic practice this year and say they have no plans to retire.

               For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site atwww.blountlibrary.org 

 

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Estudiantes de Ingles de Boston refuerzan su derecho


El Departamento de Justicia logro un acuerdo con el Comité Escolar de Boston, órgano rector de las Escuelas Públicas de Boston, para garantizar que los estudiantes del programa de ensenanza del Idioma Inglés (ELL) en Boston, reciban los servicios y ayudas que necesitan para superar las barreras del idioma, según lo estipulado en la ley por la Igualdad de Oportunidades Educativas de 1974 y el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964.

Este acuerdo sustituye a un acuerdo provisional realizado el 1 de octubre de 2010, que obligaba a las Escuelas Públicas de Boston (el distrito) a aplicar remedios a corto-plazo para asegurarse que miles de estudiantes inapropiadamente excluidos del programa ELL del distrito fuesen evaluados rápidamente recibir estos servicios.

El acuerdo alcanzado ahora rige la transición del distrito a partir de estos remedios a corto plazo hacia políticas y programas a largo plazo que permitan ampliar la cobertura del programa de ELL de Boston y esten diseñados para asegurar que los servicios prestados a los estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés son de alta calidad, impartidos por profesores calificados y adaptados a las necesidades específicas de cada estudiante.

El acuerdo actual requiere que el distrito continúe sus esfuerzos para identificar con precisión y ubicar a los estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés. Además asegurarse que los estudiantes ELL, quienes enfrentan desafíos únicos, incluyendo a los estudiantes con educación formal interrumpida y los estudiantes con discapacidades, para que reciban evaluaciones y servicios que están especialmente diseñados para hacer frente a esos desafíos.

El acuerdo también ofrece a los estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés un mayor acceso a las oportunidades de aprendizaje de alto nivel en el distrito. Para asegurarse de que estos cambios en los programas son eficaces, el nuevo acuerdo requiere del distrito una evaluacion del efecto de estos cambios sobre el rendimiento estudiantil a través del tiempo usando análisis de datos robustos y dividiendo los datos procedentes de  sub-grupos de estudiantes especificos.

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Benefit Children eating Chicken and Rib Roast


KNOXVILLE—The 7th Annual Chicken and Rib Roast to benefit Feeding God’s Children is this weekend!   Everyone in the community is invited to stop by and get some great food and help a great cause: Feeding God’s Children.

Come and Eat!  Saturday and Sunday, April 28th and 29th from 11:30am to 6:00pm  at Parking Lot of the Old Kroger in Farragut on Kingston Pike –

Every year Feeding God’s Children serves the Knoxville community the best chicken and ribs in the area with the proceeds going to help feed kids in Knoxville, Appalachia, Guatemala and a Haitian Refugee Community in Dade County Florida.

 

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