Tuesday, February 09, 2010

It’s Heart Month...go jump a rope...what?

No, that is not just some random title...this post is actually about jumping rope.  No, I’m not the one jumping rope (and even if I were, I’m not taping it) and I am not asking any of you to jump rope...

But, in case you missed out on wearing red on Friday the 5th for Go Red for Women Day or whatever that was...

Women are not the only ones that can have heart trouble, kids can too (and well men of course too...not tryin’ to leave ya’ll out of this!); and that is why elementary schools around the country are teaching kids about heart health this month.  They are raising awareness, and money, along with teaching prevention steps to young kids!

My nephew is doing the American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart Program through his school.  Please go to his page here:  American Heart/American Stroke Association: to read about what the program is and what he is doing.  He is still young yet so there is no donating for him doing so many jumps or for a certain time frame.  Just an overall donation that helps him to reach the goal he set and helps those that are in turn helped by the American Heart Association.

thermometer-30Along with doing the day of recognition and awareness of heart disease at the school the kids will learn about how to keep their hearts healthy.  From what I understand they are all going to be jumping rope together that day. 

There is more information about the program on his site, so please go there and read it (American Heart/American Stroke Association: ) and make your donation.  Damara already did hers....her mama is being lazy, I haven’t gotten mine in yet!  LOL! 

My nephew has raised 30% of his goal as of this morning!!

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Monday, February 08, 2010

Fraud Crackdown in Virginia

I am putting this here as a favor to someone for others to copy and pass on as they see fit...
Official Press Release
There are thousands of cases here in VA where the courts are pay for play in cases of child abuse, rape and domestic abuse. We have finally gotten someone to look into the corruption, but to get them to take action, we need as many people to report to the US Attorney here. Please call, write or email the following people.   According to the Daily Press, 2/6/2010, Page 4, Crime Notebook, they are seeking information on State and Local corruption.  Please Tweet this information.

"Fraud crackdown  By Ashley Kelly and Peter Dujardin

The Eastern Virginia District of the United States Attorney's Office had hired two people to crack down on financial fraud and public corruption.

The U.S, Attorney's Office is expanding its fraud unit by hiring fraud prosecutors and increasing its ability to prosecute financial fraud, including securities fraud and mortgage fraud.  The office says the potential for fraud also is high as a result of billions in federal spending being directed at recovery efforts.

The number of public corruption cases handled by the Eastern Virginia District has increased from 11 in 2005 to 21 in 2009.

Charles Connolly was named chief of the fraud unit.  An assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia since 2002.  Connolly has served as the office's corporate fraud and health care fraud coordinator.

Mark Lytle was named district wide public integrity coordinator.  His job will be to expand the office's ability to investigate and prosecute potential corruption by federal, state and local officials.

Lytle has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the office since 2004 and recently concluded the conviction of former Congressman William J. Jefferson on bribery, racketeering, and money laundering charges , according to a news release."

The people to contact are Charles Connolly and Mark Lytle

US Attorney's Office
101 W Main Street
Suite 8000
Norfolk, VA 23510-1671
(757) 441-6331
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