May 28, 2015 |
BY NOW we all know that Josh Duggar, 27, first-born of the TLC network's "19 Kids and Counting" Duggar clan, has admitted to molesting five girls (four of them his sisters) over the course of a year when he was 14 and 15. Last week, he resigned from his job as executive director of FRC Action, the lobbying arm of the ultra-conservative Family Research Council. About five minutes later, TLC canceled repeat episodes of "19 Kids" and General Mills pulled its advertising. Here are my 19 thoughts about the scandal: 1. I feel bad for Josh Duggar's victims.
May 20, 1995 |
Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox may escape charges of striking his wife if he successfully completes violence counseling and an alcohol evaluation, his lawyer said after a court appearance. Cox yesterday agreed to counseling during a brief hearing in Cobb County Domestic Violence Court. Magistrate T.O. Sturdivant put the charges on hold for 90 days pending the outcome of counseling. Cox, 53, was charged May 7 with simple battery after his wife called police to their home near Atlanta.
August 7, 1988 |
Because of increased demand, the Chester County Health Department has expanded its free HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) counseling and testing service from 1 1/2 to two days per week. Testing and counseling for those at high risk for the AIDS virus began in the Personal Health Services portion of the health department in January, according to Jean Rabenau, supervisor of staff development. "I think the demand is growing slowly for all the AIDS services," Rabenau said. "It's not that we're being overwhelmed by numbers; it's just that we're increasing our service to the county.
January 22, 1987 |
The Thayer Center in Media is offering programs to help families understand what is happening to them after the parents divorce. Officials of the private nonprofit center, a subsidiary of the Media Child Guidance Center, say their primary goal is to help parents and children communicate. In mid-February, the center will have two group sessions to talk about the stresses families feel from divorce, said Joanne Stiteler, family therapist at Thayer. Each of the sessions will be two hours long and accommodate six to 10 families.
November 11, 1987 |
Houston Oilers running back Mike Rozier said he went to an alcohol treatment center over the weekend for counseling because he realized a drinking problem could damage his career. However, the 1983 Heisman Trophy winner and the Oilers' leading ground gainer this season denied that he had checked into the Orchard Creek Hospital in Rosenberg, west of Houston, as a Houston TV station reported earlier in the day. It was strictly on an outpatient basis, he said. "I went down there for two days to talk to a couple of people about drinking," said Rozier, who attended Camden's Woodrow Wilson High.
March 22, 2012 |
P ENN STATE has contracted with a Texas-based abuse-risk-management company to arrange for counseling for the alleged victims of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, the university announced Wednesday. Since the child-sex abuse scandal broke in November, university officials have pledged to help the victims who allege that Sandusky sexually abused them as children. The university has hired Praesidium Inc., which specializes in helping large entities prevent abuse from occurring within their organizations, according to the company's website.
February 17, 1989 |
The room was quiet, the speakers intense. There was Mary Gans, president of the Coalition of Concerned Parents, describing her pain at the "slaughter" of her first grandchild through abortion. And Linda Most of the Family Planning Association of Ocean County Inc., talking about an 18-year-old who slept with 24 "girls" and fathered two children. The two women testified yesterday, one for and the other against a bill that would stop school-based health programs from counseling teenagers about sex or abortion.
September 28, 1993 |
The school board voted last night to hire a company to provide drug and alcohol awareness and other health programs for district employees and tabled a motion to hire a coordinator of volunteer services. The decision to hire Human Management Services, an Exton-based company, to provide the health programs passed 5-3. William Del Collo, Emily Godsall and Dale Hemmerle opposed. The counseling programs offered by HMS surpass those of current company insurance providers, said Superintendent Laura Ann Michener.
April 26, 1996 |
It's called DHC, or Desktop Housing Counselor, and all 25 Philadelphia housing counseling agencies soon will be using it, thanks to Fannie Mae. The Federal National Mortgage Association, the nation's largest source of mortgage funds, developed the computer program and is donating copies of the software to the city-subsidized non-profits to help process the thousands of potential homebuyers they counsel each year. Serving these low- and moderate-income clients, who often have income or credit problems, is a time-consuming job that generates tons of paperwork - two things that DHC is designed to significantly reduce, said Barry Zigas, who heads Fannie Mae's housing impact division.
September 17, 1987 |
The Camden school board expects to submit plans for a school health and counseling center to the state Department of Human Services in three weeks. However, controversial questions about the center's services remained unresolved yesterday. The board had not yet decided how it would deal with students who request advice on contraceptives and abortion. At a public hearing last night, board members presented details about the proposed center to parents and students. The Human Services Department has proposed establishing about 30 school centers throughout the state next year and has allocated a total of $6 million for the program.