Dominion Post 26 October 2011Deborah Russell says the state has no business in the marriage game, but then argues that the state should redefine marriage to allow same-sex marriage.Marriages are a matter of significant public concern, as the record of almost every culture shows. If it weren’t for the fact that sexual intercourse between a man and a woman leads to children and brings with it a further obligation to care for those children, the notion of marriage would probably never have existed.Marriage encourages the raising of children by the mother and father who conceived them. On average, children raised by their biological parents who are married have the best outcomes in health, education and income, and by far the lowest involvement with the criminal justice system.Russell then argues that denying same-sex marriage is “discriminatory” and “reinforces the power of traditional churches by endorsing their morality”. READ MOREhttp://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/5849413/Gay-community-cannot-redefine-marriage
The Batesville traveled to Indianapolis early Saturday morning to participate in the Southport Invitational. The ladies struggled a bit but came in a respectable 4th place with 88 points getting beat by top teams from Zionsville-57 points, Connersville-61 points and Brownsburg-71 points.Running top for the Bulldogs and coming in 4th overall was Kelsey Gausman. Kelsey also ran a personal best and set a new school record by 1 second, finishing at 19:57. All of the varsity runners were in the top 30 or the race. Sarah Poltrack came in 2nd for the team at 18th, followed by Mary Poltrack and Maria Wessel crossing a half a second within each other at 20th and 21th. They were closely followed by Emma Gausman at 25th, Katie Baumer, 27th and Kylie Lehman, 30th.The JV race was scored and Batesville came in 3rd, behind Zionsville and Brownburg. Leading the way for the JV squad was Madeleine Robben who crossed the line in 10th position. She was followed by a pack of Bulldogs placing 14th, 15th, 16th and 18th place. They were Molly Weigel, Breanna Hartman, Mary Catherine Barnett and Candice Roell. Besides Kelsey, personal best times were run by Sarah Canady and Candice Roell. Congratulations ladies!The Dogs are busy this week as they will be competing in two Invitationals. Tuesday, Batesville will be hosting their Invitational and also honoring thier 5 boy seniors and 2 girls and on Thursday they travel to Greesburg to compete in their Invitational.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.
Three earthquakes of moderate intensity were felt in Costa Rica Friday afternoon and evening.The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) registered the first at 1:43 pm with a magnitude of 3.2 degrees and an epicenter located in Los Chiles, north of the province of Alajuela.The second and stronger, struck at 6:20 pm in the South Pacific, two miles northwest of Golfito, and registered a magnitude of 4.3 degrees.Finally, a magnitude-3.6, was recorded at 9:32 p. m. with its epicenter located in the North Pacific, 17 kilometers southwest of Sámara, in the province of Guanacaste.The National Seismological Network of the University of Costa Rica only reported the two temblors at night, both with magnitudes of 4.1.At the time there are no reports of damage to property or people affected by the earthquakes.Last September 5 a magnitude-7.6 quake off the coast of the Nicoya Península made the record books as the country’s second-largest of all time. Facebook Comments No related posts.