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Jeanne O'Halleran Law

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  1. PLEASE HELP!!! We are looking for families to consider hosting an international exchange student for a few weeks while the student finds a permanent placement. There are several students who are scheduled to arrive in the US next week, and without a home to go to, they will not be able to fulfill their dreams of coming to the US for an exchange year. Being a welcome family for a few weeks is an ideal way to see what hosting an exchange student is all about. All you need to host is a bed for the student and a willing to open up your home and your hearts. Anyone can be a host, single or married, kids or no kids. Please help make a kid's dream come true! Contact me if you would like more information and please share this with anyone who might be interested!

     

    You can find more information about the program at: http://www.yfu-usa.org/


  2. We have had an amazing time this year hosting our first exchange student. Now is the ideal time to commit to hosting a student for the fall. I understand that the Paulding County high schools have agreed to hold several slots in each school for YFU exchange students, but it's only for a limited time, so please consider opening your home to an exchange student. It's an experience you will never forget! Just let me know if you would like more information and I can put you in touch with our local area representatives.

     

    You can get more information at http://www.yfu-usa.org/


  3. Yes, parents should have plans for inclement weather, but a lot of parents plan for their kids to ride the bus home and either stay home until the parents get there or stay with a neighbor. How is it a parent's fault if the kids are stuck on a bus somewhere or the bus never gets to the school to pick them up? The problem was an inaccurate weather forecast and probably waiting just a little bit too long to decide to send kids home. No one expected so much snow and no one expected the roads to get so bad so quickly. Personally I am so thankful to those bus drivers that spent hours trying to keep the kids safe and get them home and to all the teachers and staff members who have stayed at the schools and kept the kids safe, warm, fed and entertained. I know all those people wanted to leave early and head home to their families, but they will stay until the last child is headed home safe. God bless them for all they do!

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  4. The verdict doesn't make sense. Admittedly, I don't know all the details of this case, but as I understand, this guy was boating under the influence and collided with another boat. As a result of that collision, two boys were killed. How is that not a homicide? If this was Driving Under the Influence, and he crashed into another car, it would certainly be a homicide. I'm not sure I see the difference here. How devastating for the family of those boys.


  5. I've tried a lot of different things, but one thing that I HATE is raw tomatoes. I will eat them in just about any preparation, but not raw!

     

    Also hate octopus. When I was in Japan, I had a horrible pancake with octopus tentacles in it, and it was so awful that I just can't eat octopus again!

     

    Need more iron, so I'm curious to find a good source for liver and some good preparations for it.


  6. We are being awful quick to judge the LEO as having done something wrong. I am not saying he is not at fault. I am saying from what I read there is no indication as to how long and why he was left in the car. Nor did it go into the possibility of a mechanical failure. I do know that most K9 vehicles have special equipment to keep the cars cool for the K9. I would have to wonder if there was a failure with the car's ac. I would want to have those questions answered before I demand the officer's nutz on a platter.

     

    Just saying.

     

    I agree. Let them do the investigation and find out what happened. I imagine the officer is devastated about losing his partner. K9 officers don't just lock dogs in hot cars for no reason. A mechanical failure is much more likely. It's a tragedy, but let's get the facts before we crucify this dedicated officer.

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  7. They ask a question of inmates that a positive response to the question will get their captors in trouble.

     

    Hmmmm not sure I'd take those responses as gospel quite yet...

     

    Exactly what I was thinking as I read about this. There are two groups of people that we as a society mistrust more than most - criminals and teenagers. Combine those two together, and I think the reliability of the survey goes out the window.

     

    I don't doubt that this happens to some kids in some facilities, I just have a really hard time believing it's quite as widespread as the statistics suggest.


  8. Leasing can be a great option if you need a new car and can't afford the higher payment to purchase a new car. You usually get the best deals with cars that hold their value well, like a Toyota Camry. Be sure to see how many miles are allowed on the lease. You will be charged for extra mileage if you turn the vehicle in at the end of the lease, but it shouldn't matter if you trade the vehicle in at or near the end of your lease.

     

    The biggest issue with leasing right now if the new tax that started this year. As I understand it, those leasing are essentially paying double the taxes, because your monthly lease payment includes a sales tax, and you still have to pay the new sales tax on the purchase price of the vehicle. There were some attempts in the last legislative session to get that fixed before the tax went into effect, but I don't think it passed. Definitely check on that before leasing.


  9. The qualifications are set at the state level. As I understand, they look at a combination of household income and assets. I don't think they go into depth with bills and other expenses. It seems that most people with jobs don't qualify, because the cutoff is pretty low and because they look at the household, not just the individual.

     

    If they don't qualify, there are a lot of attorneys who are willing to work out payments plans, like I do.

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