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April 28, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, April 28, 2021 C-5 do. Therefore there is nothing to be laid to the charge of God's elect because of your Mediator's work of redemption. Some- thing Perry Mason cannot do. Your Mediator fulfilled God's law ev- ery demand. Something Perry Mason could not do. Because of the results of Christ's Me- diation all your sins have been expunged and blotted out. Your Judge finds you the object of great love; furthermore, the Judge has chosen to adopt you, rath- er than prosecute you, which makes the Judge your Father, something Perry Ma- son could not accomplish. You now have free and open access to God by the work of your Mediator. The intercessory work of your Mediator has declared that all man can come to the Father through Him. Your Mediator has your name written in the Book Of Life, something Perry Mason could never do. Lent may has passed us by but it's joy remains! Think about it! DEFENSE Continued from page 4 On the military front the U.S. should increase joint exercises with Ukrainian forces and supply Kyiv more weapons, with fewer restrictions. When Ukraine received its first Javelin anti-tank mis- siles in 2018, part of the agreement with the Trump administration was that they would remain in storage well beyond the front lines. This makes no sense today. Every country has the right to self-de- fense. Furthermore, the U.S. should help Ukraine improve its maritime capa- bilities. The right to self-defense does not stop at the shoreline. A stronger Ukrainian navy is in America's inter- est. Washington should consider ways to increase the number of ships and oth- er coastal defense capabilities it can pro- vide to Ukraine. While the future success of Ukraine will rest in large part on the shoulders of Ukrainians themselves, U.S. leader- ship is essential for counteracting Rus- sian aggression and supporting reform. The new Biden administration and Con- gress should not hesitate to provide sup- port for Ukraine. With Russia piling up forces on the Ukrainian border, the U.S. should move quickly and robustly to reaffirm Ameri- can commitment and support for the peo- ple of Ukraine. In turn, this will make both America and its allies safer. Luke Coffey oversees research on nations stretching from South America to the Mid- dle East. RUSSIA Continued from page 4 asked for a room with an ocean view, and the clerk apologized that it was going to be unavailable for that weekend. We both chuckled hard. ••• Let's get to the part where the grand- kids were just briefly excited about see- ing the rooms. I'd say the rooms were clean, spacious, with two queen beds and a pull out bed, a small fridge and a mi- crowave oven. We made sure that we got rooms that were adjacent to each other for good crowd control. The first item on the agenda was, of course, the pool. Within five minutes of checking in, they were ready to swim and have fun. These kids are just so ready to enjoy the freedom. They have endured the agony of distancing for such a long time. Three adults entered the pool with the kids and gave instructions to everyone. But I don't think they listened to what we said. We "lifeguards" sat down in the pool chairs and watched everyone closely. I al- ways carry a whistle on my lanyard and I had to try it out a few times just to catch the kids' attention. I brought some ear- plugs for my son and son-in-law to pro- tect their hearing, anticipating it would be quite noisy, and indeed it was, because the pool was enclosed and indoors. The kids we had were mostly toddlers, near-teens and teens, and they have lots of energy and strong vocal chords. We spent the next 2 ½ hours enjoying the sight of them just having clean fun and releasing their pent-up energy and ex- citement. Near the end of their frolic, the kids started to tell us they were getting hun- gry. Fortunately, my son used iPhone food ordering programs and Yap, and within 45 minutes, pizza, breadsticks, chicken wings and salads were delivered into one room. We were inundated with very hungry, energetic crowd. What a glorious sight. We said a brief prayer of thanksgiving then everyone lined up and rushed to the "buffet." One of my grandkids celebrated her birthday and after a brief ceremony of singing and blowing out a lighted flash- light, she opened her gifts to everyone's delight. ••• The following day, Sunday, after a good breakfast, we headed to Church at noon, and sat down at the designated pew. The church was almost full, hav- ing nearly 50 kids receiving their first communion. It was so uplifting to see the young girls wearing white dresses and white gloves and veils, and the boys wearing their suits and ties. Talk about the solemnity and elegance of the occa- sion, there was no way we would miss this event. The entire ceremony lasted about an hour. Organ music was great, the priest delivered an inspiring Mass and homily. Despite the fact that the great majority of the parishioners were wearing masks, the spirit of the congregation was indeed very inspiring. A fter the service, lots of pictures were taken, then we went to Lawrence and Kel- ly's house which was about two minutes from Church. Kelly did a superb job of preparing a sumptuous and healthy meal, and after saying grace before meals, it was hard not to try everything and to not go back for seconds. Since Lawrence and Kelly live in a farmhouse with a big yard, they raise chickens, and had a zip line, a place to play volleyball, and good space for the kids to run and do whatever. The kids had a blast. Let me summarize this way: if not for Church life, the redeeming gift of Christ, and the value of loving families, our world would surely be dark and full of sadness. Amen? Amen. ••• Humor of the week: A pastor was checking out with his tour group at the airport in Israel to head home. In that country, you are allowed to purchase and bring home two bottles of wine which you can buy at the store in Cana. When his luggage was checked by the customs officer, he was found to have six bottles of wine. The officer told the pas- tor he is allowed only two bottles of wine to bring home. The pastor said he bought two bottles of wine and four bottles of water for per- sonal use. When the customs officer ex- plained this rule out to him, the pastor said…"Oh my. I only bought two bottles of wine and four bottles of water. Wow, Jesus did it again." Have a great week. Court Report FELONY Pike County Circuit Court Clayton K. Adams charged with count I possession of methamphetamine, a lev- el 6 felony, count II unlawful possession of a syringe, a level 6 felony, and count III possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 felony. Daniel M. Torres charged with count I dealing in marijuana, amount is at least 10 pounds, a level 5 felony, count II main- taining a common nuisance, controlled substances, a level 6 felony, count III re- sisting law enforcement, a level 6 felony, and count IV possession of marijuana. Michael Robertson charged with count I possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony, and count II maintaining a com- mon nuisance - controlled substances, a level 6 felony. CIVIL Pike County Circuit Court Discover Bank C/O Discover Prod- ucts, Inc. sues Tiffani Wiscaver on com- plaint. Professional and Business Collections sues Linda Teague on complaint. Roy Dale Hedge petitions for special- ized driving privileges. Jeremiah Raney sues Candace Raney for dissolution of marriage. TRAFFIC AND MISDEMEANORS Pike County Circuit Court Aaron Scott McKannan charged with operating a vehicle with an ACE of at least .08 but less than .15. Jack H. Royal charged with operating a vehicle with an ACE of at least .08 but less than .15. Christian Thomas Stepanek charged with theft. Carolyn S. Brawdy charged with pos- session of marijuana. Carl A. Brawdy charged with posses- sion of marijuana. INFRACTIONS Pike County Circuit Court Aldrick D. Bradley charged with speeding, exceeding 70 mph. Michelle J. Ring charged with speed- ing, exceeding 70 mph. Joseph T. Payton charged with speed- ing, exceeding 70 mph. Wesley E. Potts charged with count I speeding, exceeding 55 mph and count II driving while suspended. Warren K. Craig charged with driving while suspended. Jordan A. Russell charged with speed- ing, exceeding 70 mph. Heather M. Bowers charged with speeding, exceeding 55 mph. Leah G. Schutte charged with speed- ing, exceeding 70 mph. Brian D. Collins charged with count I no valid driver's license and count II speeding in a school zone. Kristen B. Alsip charged with count I speeding and count II driving while sus- pended. Jennifer K. Moore charged with speed- ing, exceeding 70 mph. Laura A. Smith charged with speed- ing, exceeding 70 mph. McKenzie N. Shipley charged with speeding, exceeding 55 mph. Judy A. Zentmyer charged with speed- ing, exceeding 70 mph. Hannah B. Barr charged with speed- ing, exceeding 70 mph. Edward J. Lawson charged with over gross weight. Trevor P. Murphy charged with speed- ing, exceeding 70 mph. Bryce P. Wetzel charged with speed- ing, exceeding 70 mph. Joshua A. McKinney charged with speeding, exceeding 70 mph. Edward E. Stafford charged with speeding, exceeding 70 mph. David T. Cole charged with speeding, exceeding 70 mph. Kevin L. White charged with over gross weight. Ashlee R. Bruggenschmidt charged with speeding, exceeding 70 mph. Cody A. Marvell charged with speed- ing, exceeding 70 mph. Stephanie R. Sleziak charged with speeding, exceeding 70 mph. Ayrika R. Maschino charged with speeding, exceeding 70 mph. Angel B. Hibbs charged with driving while suspended. Adam Scott Boyd charged with speed- ing, exceeding 70 mph. Lucas L. Shake charged with over gross weight. Sarah E. Kowaluk charged with speed- ing, exceeding 70 mph. Brittany D. Davis charged with speed- ing, exceeding 70 mph. Joseph W. Stantz charged with speed- ing, exceeding 55 mph. Pennsylvania. But what about Fukushima? That was more serious. Today, clueless media quote Greenpeace claiming, Fukushi- ma's radiation could "change our DNA! " Also bunk. "There was heightened ra- diation, but it was all at this low level be- low what we consider to be safe," explains Goldstein. The low level of radiation released at Fukushima was hardly a threat. What killed people was the panicked response. "Everyone freaked out and ordered a massive sudden evacuation. That caused suicide, depression... Fear of radioactivi- ty really did kill people." One nuclear accident, Chernobyl, did kill, and its radiation may still kill thou- sands more. But Chernobyl was built by socialists cutting corners to please dictators. No Chernobyl-like plant will ever be built again. And even with Chernobyl's deaths, nuclear power's safety record is better than that of coal, oil, and natural gas. "But what about the nuclear waste! " shout the activists. "It's a small problem," says Goldstein. "All the nuclear waste from all Ameri- ca's reactors for 60 years would fit into a Walmart." While the anti-nuclear movement has stopped nuclear construction in most of the West, "other places are building them like crazy," says Goldstein. "China puts a nuclear reactor on the grid every two to three months." America may soon finish... one. It took Georgia Power Company six years just to get permission to build a plant. Regula- tion is so heavy that, 15 years later, it still isn't operating. Wasserman is proud he played a role in that. "If you want to accuse us of hav- ing raised the cost of building new nucle- ar plants by demanding more regulation, I plead guilty." He claims countries can power them- selves with rooftop solar panels and wind. Technology improvements did low- er their prices, but what happens when the wind doesn't blow? Or the sun doesn't shine? Store energy in batteries! replies Was- serman. "We are having a major techno- logical and industrial revolution in bat- tery capacity." Goldstein scoffs in response, "The idea that a miracle battery is going to come along and save us is completely untest- ed." By contrast, nuclear energy has been tested. It could reduce greenhouse gas- ses, and provide reliable energy, if only we didn't fear it so much. "The whole regulatory system is cra- zy," Goldstein concludes. "We're regulat- ing this energy source as though it were the most dangerous thing out there, and it's actually the safest thing! " John Stossel is author of "Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media." COMMUNION Continued from page 4 Andrew Mellon, Andrew Car- negie, Cornelius Vanderbilt and John D. Rockefeller were anything BUT villains who raped consumers with their monopolistic behavior and "stockpiles of wealth." They were the captains of whole new life-changing industries. The left disparaged the pros- perity from the "Gilded Age" when these titans of industry helped convert America into the unrivaled industrial su- perpower that it became in the 20th century. They were heroes who built or supplied the railroads, the steel and aluminum, our modern finan- cial system, the oil and gas, and the automotive industry, to name a few. Monopolies were suppos- edly evil because they used their market power and dom- ination to gouge consumers with ever-rising prices. But then, as now, in every indus- try that was supposedly con- trolled by monopolists, pric- es fell rapidly; energy prices, transportation prices, finan- cial services, cars and mass consumer items became af- fordable to the middle class- es for the first time in world history. Now Hawley is echoing lib- eral Democrats in his charge that America's total domi- nance in the trillion-dollar high-tech industries — Ap- ple, Amazon, Google, Mic- rosoft and the like — "hasn't been a success for the con- sumer." Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin — villains. Really? In our lifetimes, the cost of cellphones has fallen by 95%; the cost of the internet has fallen by 98 %; the cost of internet trans- actions has fallen by more than 80 % . Globalization has moved more than 1 billion people out of poverty. How are these companies "goug- ing" consumers? A cellphone 30 years ago would be clunky and expensive; a cellphone today costs $ 300 from Apple and has 100 times the capa- bilities and computing pow- er. It's the greatest bargain in history, except for a Goo- gle search — which is free. I'm not defending the be- havior of companies like Facebook, Twitter and Goo- gle that discriminate against conservatives with their business practices and polit- ical interventions. In too ma- ny instances, these compa- nies have muzzled conserva- tive opinions and voices. But, as Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio notes, "Antitrust laws aren't the right remedy for political attacks on free speech." No advocate of free enter- prise should ever invoke the Sherman and Clayton anti- trust laws to expand the size and scope of government and to bash entrepreneurs whose "crimes" are to build better mouse traps at lower costs. That is what capitalism is all about. America has come to dominate the tech world and hold at bay China, Japan and the European Union — all of which want to replace us as globally dominant. Break up Apple, Google or Amazon and the big winner will be Beijing, as they seek to win the race for artificial intelli- gence, robotics and 5G net- works. All Republicans should reject the comeback of pro- gressive antitrust assaults against our free market system. If Hawley wants to break up monopolies, his ef- forts would be much better spent trying to break up the government school monop- oly. Stephen Moore is a senior fellow at the Heritage Foun- dation and an economic con- sultant with FreedomWorks. He is the co-author of "Trum- ponomics: Inside the America First Plan to Revive the Amer- ican Economy." GOP Continued from page 4 to the moral abyss, noting that Planned Parenthood is remiss for having "excluded trans and nonbinary people" from its programs. She writes that Planned Parenthood pledges "to fight the many types of dehuman- ization we are seeing right now." Dehumanization has one cause, of which Planned Par- enthood is among the guilti- est in the nation: lack of re- spect for the sanctity of life. Confessing what we all know — that Margaret Sanger was a racist — does not solve this problem. Reverence for the sanctity of marriage and the sanctity of life in the womb solves it. This is what we are look- ing for from Planned Parent- hood. Nothing less. Star Parker is president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education and host of the weekly television show "Cure America with Star Parker." SIN Continued from page 4 NUCLEAR Continued from page 4

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