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Saturday, May 5, 2012

"The West End Ministries Spring Fling May 4, 2012 Resource Expo" by Kimberly Koerber-Bauer-Koerber

The Theme:  "Be inspired to be your best!"
"Sybil" was identified as the woman at the event who gave
a motivational speech and was singing to a woman in the audience
to get her to sing also and gain confidence, by the director of Leslie House
"Pam", after the event.  "Pam" said that Sybil's song that
she was known for

is "Don't Make Me Over".

Sponsors for the event were:
The YWCA Career Closet
The West End Thrift Store
Walmart of North Main Street
Target on Mall Loop Road
Serenity Spa and Salon
Merle Normal Cosmetics
Edyth & Cindy Catering
Christie's Hallmark
and Belk's Department Store

We were blessed yesterday to be able to attend an event at the Community Center across the street from Leslie's House, which featured workshops for women, a 'powertalk' by Sybil, a singer in the above featured blurb, and an act of young women in stylish clothes who danced across the stage and across the room to the song 'Survivor' as the style show for the women in attendance at the event yesterday here in High Point. The h'orderve's table was excellent as was the boutique where women could pick nice clothing clothing. We as participants in this event also were able to get our hair curled, our nails polished, and feel like 'winners' after the event. This is thanks to the hospitality and generosity of High Point, Leslie's House, The Community Center, and the local YWCA. Thanks very much! :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Furniture Capital of The World : High Point, NC by Kimberly Koerber-Bauer-Koerber

A very large dresser is a unique building, now for sale by the way,
is located at the corner of N. Hamilton Street and E. Westwood Avenue,here in High Point, NC.  The High Point Merchant;'s Association, is also currently for rent or sale.  The building is commercial property, and located just down the street from the man library.  Call 336-887-3600 or contact Speckman Commercial Property group if interested.

The Furniture Capital of the World is right here in High Point, NC.  Exquisite furniture pieces and all kinds of fine furniture labels are the main attraction of the area, and a great reason to come to High Point, in and of itself.  They are always interested in attracting people who are interested in the actual
making of furniture as fine craftsmen to the area also.

The Furniture industry, a non-polluting industry, attracts fastidious people, who are interested in creative 'fine works of art' with their names on the works of art - aka uniquely designed furniture. 
The state of North Carolina

One of the Area's attractions is "Market Week", which just passed.  During Market week , which is traditional here in High Point, NC, people flock in to buy and move furniture - a Buyer's Market is this. 
High Point is growing, is an a warm environment, and is actively seeking a 'certain type' of person/family to populate the area.

The Amish from Ohio, in Wayne County in part, were angry and disillusioned about the state of Ohio supporting organized crime at their expense.  There are already Some Amish who migrated to North Carolina - possibly more are forthcoming.  Time will tell.
The City of High Point

In addition to the Furniture industry, a joint assistance is how to use the furniture creatively and how to create beautiful rooms.  The Furniture Library, located  at 1009 North Main Street, High Point, North Carolina  27262 has all kinds of books that detail rooms of the world.  Right now the books there are on sale.

From The Open Society Justice - in regard to abuse by CIA and it's cleanup...

Justice Update
A Regular Round-Up Highlighting Our Advocacy and Litigation
Mistaken Identity, CIA Abduction and Abuse: Khaled El-Masri Hearing Before European Court on May 16
Lawyers from the Open Society Justice Initiative will on May 16 appear before the European Court of Human Rights, to present a landmark case in which abuses arising from the CIA’s covert post-9/11 “war on terror” abuses will be presented in open court for the first time ever. The case is brought on behalf of Khaled El Masri, a German national who was mistakenly seized, abused and shipped by the CIA to Afghanistan for secret interrogation for four months in 2004. The Justice Initiative argues that the Macedonian government has failed to investigate El-Masri’s complaints, or to compensate him for the abuses he suffered, as required by European law. The Macedonian government has continued to deny the facts of the case. A legal complaint brought on El-Masri’s behalf in the U.S. was rejected on state secrecy grounds. Leaked U.S. State Department cables also indicated that Washington put pressure on Germany not to seek the extradition of 13 individuals involved in El-Masri’s abduction.
You can hear James A. Goldston, Justice Initiative Executive Director, discussing the case on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate show by clicking here.
Charles Taylor Guilty of Aiding and Abetting Atrocities in Sierra Leone
The Open Society Foundations welcomed the guilty verdict on April 26 in the war-crimes trial of Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president, at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague.
Abdul Tejan-Cole, head of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, hailed the judgment as “a significant milestone for the victims of the conflict…[that] supports the fight against impunity for serious crimes. It reinforces respect for the rule of law and accountability, which are both essential to underpin peace and stability across the region.”
Kelly Askin, who works on international justice at the Justice Initiative, noted in a blog picked up by the UK’s Guardian Law site that the verdict was a victory for gender justice, and “represents the first time that an international court has convicted a former head of state of responsibility for various forms of sexual violence.”
Traffic to our trial monitoring website,, soared in the run-up to the trial, with over 20,000 visits during April.
The trial now moves to a sentencing hearing, while Taylor is expected to appeal against the 11-count conviction.
Successes in Strengthening Role of Legal Aid
The UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice has passed a ground-breaking resolution on “access to legal aid in criminal justice systems” at its recent session in Vienna, the result of several years of work by groups including the Justice Initiative. The commission adopted a set of “principles and guidelines” designed to ensure that access to legal information, advice and assistance is available to all through the provision of legal aid. Kersty McCourt of the Justice Initiative said the move will help realize rights for the poor and marginalized, and reinforce efforts to create fair, humane and efficient criminal justice systems.
Separately, the European Union passed a new law aimed at strengthening the rights of those detained or arrested by police. Anyone held in any of the 27 member states must now be provided with a letter explaining their rights in straightforward terms in their own EU language.
In the News
The Justice Initiative’s Hague-based legal officer Alpha Sesay took part in BBC World Service radio’s live coverage of the Charles Taylor verdict, which lasted almost three hours on April 26. James A Goldston’s reactions to the conviction were quoted in the Financial Times. Also in London, Rebekah Delsol of the Justice Initiative commented in The Guardian on Stop Search, a play funded by grantee StopWatchUK, which focuses on the impact on families of police ethnic profiling.
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