The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality.Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder. The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female. Human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species. This principle is self-evident. The exceedingly rare disorders of sexual differentiation (DSDs), including but not limited to testicular feminization and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, are all medically identifiable deviations from the sexual binary norm, and are rightly recognized as disorders of human design. Individuals with DSDs do not constitute a third sex.No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one. No one is born with an awareness of themselves as male or female; this awareness develops over time and, like all developmental processes, may be derailed by a child’s subjective perceptions, relationships, and adverse experiences from infancy forward. People who identify as “feeling like the opposite sex” or “somewhere in between” do not comprise a third sex. They remain biological men or biological women.A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such. These children suffer from gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria (GD), formerly listed as Gender Identity Disorder (GID), is a recognized mental disorder in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-V). The psychodynamic and social learning theories of GD/GID have never been disproved.Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous. Reversible or not, puberty- blocking hormones induce a state of disease – the absence of puberty – and inhibit growth and fertility in a previously biologically healthy child.According to the DSM-V, as many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty. Children who use puberty blockers to impersonate the opposite sex will require cross-sex hormones in late adolescence. Cross-sex hormones are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke and cancer.Rates of suicide are twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBQT – affirming countries. What compassionate and reasonable person would condemn young children to this fate knowing that after puberty as many as 88% of girls and 98% of boys will eventually accept reality and achieve a state of mental and physical health?Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse. Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to “gender clinics” where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs. This, in turn, virtually ensures that they will “choose” a lifetime of carcinogenic and otherwise toxic cross-sex hormones, and likely consider unnecessary surgical mutilation of their healthy body parts as young adults.Michelle A. Cretella, M.D. President of the American College of PediatriciansQuentin Van Meter, M.D. Vice President of the American College of Pediatricians Paediatric EndocrinologistPaul McHugh, M.D. University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospitalhttp://www.acpeds.org/the-college-speaks/position-statements/gender-ideology-harms-children
Versailles, IN lost a much loved and highly respected man. Merrill E. Bruce, age 73, left this world Monday afternoon, March 6, 2017. He was born October 3, 1943 in North Vernon, IN to the late Willard Edgar and Georgia Welch Bruce. Merrill married the love of his life, Linda Lohrum, on February 1, 1964 in Olean, IN, and she still survives at home.He was a deeply devoted and dedicated forty-three year member of the Versailles First Baptist Church. There for many years, he had sung in the church choir and had also served as past moderator, adult Sunday school teacher, and assistant treasurer. Other memberships included the Versailles Lions Club and the Butlerville Masonic F. & A.M. Lodge #219 of which he was a fifty-year member.From 1971 through 1984, he worked at Ohio Rod in Versailles. Then in 1984, he started his own business “Multiple Components Sales,” which he ran and operated for twenty-five years.His favorite hobby of all was “bass fishing”! He was a member of Bassmasters of Jefferson County, IN. He competed in the Bassmasters Open at Lake Sam Rayburn, TX numerous times and the Indiana Bass Federation/ top eight state team and the Hoosier Open Tournament.He loved his church and community, but most of all his family. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Linda, son Shannon Bruce of Ohio, and brother Darrel (Margaret) Bruce of Westport, IN.Services will be held all in one day, Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Versailles First Baptist Church with visitation being from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 12:00 noon. Burial will be at Greendale Cemetery of Osgood, IN. Memorials may go to the Versailles Baptist Church, Osgood Kiwanis, or Rescue 69.Our funeral home has been blessed with having Linda work for us for several years, giving emotional support and spiritual strength to the many families we have served. Our prayers, love and peaceful wishes are with you at this time.Arrangements by Neal’s Funeral Homewww.nealsfuneralhome.net
Osgood, In. — Thursday at the 2018 Ripley County 4-H Fair it is goats galore!The 4-H Dairy Goat Show is at 9 a.m. in buildings, the Meat Goat Show will be at 1 p.m. and the Pygmy Goat Show will follow. All goat shows are in buildings 6 & 5. Here is a list of other events:Open Class and 4-H exhibits open to the public from 5 to 9 p.m.4-H Horse and Pony Fun Show at 6 p.m. in building 7Midway opens at 6 p.m.The Osgood Lions Club will bring the Quad & Cycle Flat Drags to the grandstand at 7:30The Napoleon State Bank is the Free Parking sponsor.
By Rob NugentPOCOLA, Okla. (June 20) – Ageless wonder Van Gemmill returned to his winning ways Saturday at Tri-State Speedway.Gemmill’s Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory was his second locally this season. Shawn Walsh was runner-up while Travis Johnson crossed the finish line in third.Kyle Woody picking up his first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win of the year ahead of former winner Jay Anderson and Justin Johnson.The IMCA SportMod feature saw Ken McCarty pick up his second win of the season. Logan Ellis and Gerry Vaughn completed the top three.
Lura Allen, 96, of Brookville died Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the Brookville Health Care Center.Lura was born in Franklin County, Indiana, on October 29, 1922, to Alford E. and Pauline M. Geis Hyde. She married Walter Jack Allen on February 25, 1954, at St. Michael Rectory. Lura was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, a business owner for twenty years, a homemaker, and a devoted wife and mother. Lura was a serious Rummikub player and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.Lura is survived by five children: Mary M. Race (husband Donald) of Frankfort, IL, Michael E. Allen of Westfield, IN, Debra A. Turner (husband Terry) of Markleville, IN, Mark E. Allen (wife Julee) of Cynthia,KY, Robert J. Allen of Brookville, IN; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother: James A. Hyde (wife Eileen) of Brookville. Lura was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Walter, who died October 12, 2010, an infant son, and a brother and sister-in-law, “Bud” Emerson and Rose Hyde.A Mass of Christian Burial will be officiated by Father Vince Lampert at St. Michael Catholic Church in Brookville on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery. Friends may visit at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home ~ 929 Main Street ~ Brookville, on Monday, April 1, 2019, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Rosary at 3:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Church or St. Michael School.For additional information or to send condolences or memories, please go to www.cookrosenberger.com. The Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home Staff is honored to serve the Allen Family.
Bio Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MOUNT DESERT — After six years in Trenton, the Down East Family YMCA’s Bo Lewis Memorial Golf Tournament has found a new home.The tournament will be held under a new name later this year when golfers compete in the Lewis/Crowley Memorial Tournament. It is scheduled to be held Sept. 20 at Northeast Harbor Golf Club in Mount Desert.The Bo Lewis Memorial Golf Tournament was first held in 2013 following the death of its namesake, Keith “Bo” Matthews Lewis of Trenton. Lewis, an avid golfer, was a regular at Trenton’s Bar Harbor Golf Course prior to his passing on Oct. 9, 2012.“Bo had such a love not just for the game of golf but for the experience of golf,” event organizer Rebecca Sargent said. “The course, the people and the friendships it brought meant a lot to him.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWith Bar Harbor Golf Course announcing in April that it would be closed for the 2019 season, though, the tournament was set to be without a course for this year’s event. As Sargent and other organizers began searching for a new location, they altered the name of the tournament to include Charlie Crowley, who died last July after operating Bar Harbor Golf Course for three decades.“We knew we’d be with out a home, but we still wanted this to happen and were willing to accommodate another course,” Sargent said. “We’re very grateful that the folks at Northeast Harbor were so willing to help.”Because new plans for the tournament came on rather short notice, the event has been moved from its usual date in early July to one in mid-September. Sargent and other organizers have a few changes in mind, but with two and a half months left until tournament day, specifics have yet to be set in stone.“We’re still early in the process, but half the teams are spoken for already,” Sargent said. “We’ve gotten around 30 teams or so over the past few years. It’s a very popular tournament, and it’s great to see everyone come together.”Registration for the Lewis/Crowley Memorial Tournament is $60 per individual or $240 for teams of four, and interested parties may also sponsor a hole for $150. Proceeds will go toward the Bo Lewis Summer Camp Scholarship Fund. Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020
For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Team India is all set to begin their 2019 ICC World Cup journey when they will lock horn with South Africa at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday. On one hand, Proteas will not be happy with the way they started their tournament as they have already lost both their opening games against England and Bangladesh. On the other hand, Virat Kohli and Co is all excited and will look to begin their tourno with a win.If South Africa side lose the third match as well then this could spell doom for the Proteas and it will become difficult for them to bounce back in the tournament. Meanwhile, it will not be an easy task for both the team as Team India is one of the hot favourites in the World Cup and South Africa is also one of the strongest sides in the Standings. So, we have listed down possible Dream11 team for the #INDvRSA match:Wicket-Keepers – MS Dhoni, Quinton de KockBatsmen – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (C), Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, David MillerAll-Rounders – Hardik Pandya (VC)Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Dale Steyn.
February 24, 2020 ATHLETES SURVEYSurvey finds Olympic, elite athletes struggling financiallyUNDATED (AP) — A new survey finds that the majority of elite and Olympic athletes struggle to make ends meet.Fifty-eight percent of the 491 survey respondents from across the globe say they do not consider themselves financially stable.Scores of athletes say the funding they receive from sports organizations in their countries is hardly enough to make ends meet. Associated Press Update on the latest in sports: WASHINGTON (AP) — The educational records of a star University of Montana quarterback accused of rape will remain confidential after the Supreme Court declined to get involved in the case brought by author Jon Krakauer.Krakauer had made a public records request for the documents in 2014 while writing the book “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.” But Montana officials denied him access to the documents related to former University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson, who was accused of rape by an acquaintance in 2012.Krakauer, the author of “Into the Wild” and “Into Thin Air,” took officials to court over their denial. A lower court initially ordered Krakauer be given access to the records but the Montana Supreme Court disagreed.CARDOSO APPEALSports court holds open hearing in cyclist’s doping case Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditKOBE BRYANT-MEMORIALLos Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorialLOS ANGELES (AP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant is being remembered today in a public farewell at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Thousands of mourners will gather to pay their respects to the former Los Angeles Laker, as well as his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and the seven others who were killed Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash.The Celebration of Life will feature music and retrospectives on Bryant’s career, along with speakers reflecting on his impact on his sport and the world. Bryant became active in film, television and writing after his career ended in 2016.Staples Center is sold out for the memorial. The money made from ticket sales will be given to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, which supports youth sports programs in underserved communities and teaches sports to girls and women.CHANGING COMBINEBig changes are coming to the NFL scouting combine this year LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has begun a public hearing in Switzerland for cyclist André Cardoso to challenge a four-year ban for doping.Cardoso’s lawyers took the option to request a rare public hearing open to registered media and observers.Chinese swimmer Sun Yang was the first party to a CAS case that requested an open-door process under recently modified rules. A verdict in Sun’s case is pending this month.Cardoso is appealing against a ban imposed by the International Cycling Union after his positive test for the hormone EPO two weeks before the 2017 Tour de France.The case has been complicated by the backup sample provided by Cardoso not matching the original sample that tested positive for the endurance-boosting hormone. INDIANAPOLIS(AP) — The NFL’s annual gathering of top college talent is going to look a whole lot different this year.There are 16 new position-specific drills being unveiled at this year’s scouting combine and 10 old ones being eliminated.The league is moving most of the on-field drills to prime time to get more of an audience.And two teams aren’t bringing their assistant coaches this year.The Broncos and Rams will have their staffs watch the drills on television and review interviews on film as they evaluate this year’s crop of college prospects. Majorities say multibillion-dollar organizations like the International Olympic Committee should pay them to compete at their events.Over the last year, the advocacy group Global Athlete received responses from 491 athletes spread across six continents, about 200 of whom identified themselves as Olympians or Paralympians, and the rest of whom compete at an elite level in their country or at an international level.BRITAIN-HEADING GUIDELINESKids under 12 banned from heading soccer balls in practiceLONDON (AP) — Children up to the age of 12 will be banned from heading a soccer ball in practice sessions in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland as authorities look to address the potential long-term impact on health of head injuries. The governing bodies of the three regions made the decision months after a Scottish study found former professional players there were less likely to die of common causes such as heart disease and cancer compared with the general population but more likely to die with dementia.The guidelines say there will be a “graduated approach” to heading in practice for kids from 12-15, while the heading will be restricted to one practice session per week for kids 16 and 17.There will be no change in terms of heading in matches, taking into consideration the extremely limited number of headers which actually occur in youth matches.SUPREME COURT-KRAKAUERSupreme Court won’t hear case brought by author Jon Krakauer His lawyer Yasin Patel argued the burden of proof had shifted unfairly on his client.
There is no decision yet on how to allocate the CONCACAF Champions League slot that typically goes to the tournament champion.___Kansas State will allow 25% capacity at its football stadium for games this season after getting approval Monday from the county commission. That means a maximum crowd of just under 15,000 fans.The Big 12 Conference is allowing schools to set their own attendance policies based on local jurisdictions.The Riley County Commission reviewed the rest of Kansas State’s return-to-play protocols, too. Fans will be required to wear face coverings where 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. Tailgating will not be permitted in parking lots controlled by the school. There will be no reentry. There also will be hand sanitizing stations and other protective measures. The Southeastern Conference allows players to opt out of the season because of COVID-19 and remain on scholarship.Johnson started all 12 games last season, allowing only one sack. His father, David, was hospitalized this summer because of the virus.“I will be forever grateful for my time here at Ole Miss,” Johnson wrote Sunday night on Twitter. “God bless and Hotty Toddy.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: USTA cancels junior events through Oct. 12 One plus for fans: With the elimination of tailgating and reentry, the school will allow beer and wine to be purchased in general seating sections for the first time. Alcohol sales had been limited to luxury suites.___The CFL has canceled its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It marks the first year the Grey Cup won’t be presented since 1919.The nine-team league announced the move Monday, dashing hopes of a shortened season in the hub city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The decision comes after the CFL couldn’t solve a number of issues in an effort to try to salvage a season.“Our league governors decided today it is in the best long-term interests of the CFL to concentrate on the future,” Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a statement. Furman of the Division I Southern Conference is postponing all fall nonconference sports due to the coronavirus pandemic.Athletic director Jason Donnelly said Monday the decision came after last week’s announcement that the league was pushing all its fall conference athletic competition and championships to the spring. Furman plays football in the Championship Subdivision.Donnelly says the school in Greenville, South Carolina, made the decision to protect the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches and staff, and fans.___There will be no fans at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium for NFL and MLS games played in September. The Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United say the coronavirus pandemic forced the decision. The USTA also has canceled all adult Category 1 events, comprising the Adult, Open, Family, and Age divisions, through the end of the year.The decision to cancel was made to ensure the health and safety of all those involved since interstate travel required for the tournaments carries an increased risk of contracting the disease. The USTA said different regulations, restrictions and quarantine periods at the sites of the events and in the home states of the players were considered. ___Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn says his players have had 33 positive tests for COVID-19 this summer. August 17, 2020 “We are absolutely committed to 2021, to the future of our league and the pursuit of our vision of a bigger, stronger, more global CFL.”Unlike other major leagues in North America, the CFL does not have the luxury of a billion-dollar television contract. While its deal with TSN has become more lucrative over the years, the CFL remains a gate-driven league — a major problem when fans aren’t allowed in the stands.___Mississippi starting center Eli Johnson says he won’t play football this season.Johnson announced on Twitter that he’ll sit out the season and focus on completing his master’s degree in criminal justice in December. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___ Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, the United States Tennis Association has canceled all national junior events through Oct. 12. Associated Press Malzahn says one staff member also tested positive earlier this summer. The Tigers and other Southeastern Conference teams opened preseason camp Monday ahead of a season scheduled to start on Sept. 26.Malzahn says Auburn had no positive tests last week, but four players are still going through the testing protocols. He expects results back by the end of the week.He says the school has administered 863 tests among players, an average of more than seven times each. Staffers have had five tests each.Linebacker Chandler Wooten and backup defensive back Traivon Leonard have opted out playing this season.___ The teams say they will continue to collaborate with local and national health officials before deciding on the possibility for fans in games after September.The Falcons will play at least two home games without fans — against Seattle on Sept. 13 and against Chicago on Sept. 27.“The health and safety of our fans is our top priority,” said Steve Cannon, CEO of the Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank’s sports and entertainment group. Cannon said the decision was made “after thoughtful consideration and collaboration.”Atlanta United previously announced there would be no fans for three games: Aug. 22 against Nashville SC, Aug. 29 against Orlando City SC and Sept. 2 against Inter Miami CF.___ Soccer’s U.S. Open Cup has been canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The 2020 tournament was suspended in early March shortly before it was supposed to kick off. The final was to be held on either Sept. 22 or 23.Officially called the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, it is the longest-running soccer tournament in the United States and gives amateur teams a chance to take on the pros, setting up the chance for an intriguing Cinderella team to advance far into the tournament. The winner earns a spot in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football’s Champions League.The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Monday that the Open Cup couldn’t be staged this year because the pandemic affected teams’ ability to travel, limited or eliminated fans at games, and necessitated strict testing protocols.The teams that were invited to participate this year will be invited next year instead.
Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan The university held a candlelight vigil Wednesday night at Tommy Trojan honoring Ming Qu and Ying Wu, two Viterbi graduate students who were fatally shot early Wednesday morning northwest of the University Park Campus. Hundreds gathered to hear Provost Elizabeth Garrett, Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni, Executive Vice Dean of Engineering John O’Brien and student leaders speak in remembrance of the victims. Mourners were invited to sign books devoted to Qu and Wu. Ani Kolangian | Daily Trojan Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan Ani Kolangian | Daily Trojan Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan