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News Summary for August 6, 2012
Prepared by Anne M. Kincaid

Please note that the articles are listed in alphabetical order by State, so you can easily scan
through the articles for those within your state or other states in which you have a particular interest.

Dr. Nora's Top Articles

1. "Man Exposed Self to Woman Walking" --- LaPorte County Police would like to know who exposed himself to a mentally challenged woman, requesting that she perform a sexual favor. The 22-year-old said she was taking a walk about 5 p.m. Saturday when a white pickup truck stopped in the 3900 ... --- South Bend Tribune --- July 24 (INDIANA) http://is.gd/6RVn4s

2. "Child Molester Sentenced to 100 Years After Abusing Mentally Handicapped ..." --- The child molestation conviction was based on the fact that the defendant sexually abused his 13-year-old mentally handicapped stepdaughter resulting in her getting pregnant. He then attempted to have her get an abortion before investigators could ... --- The Journal Press ---- July 17, 2012 (INDIANA) http://is.gd/ytS5on

3. "Port Huron Man Accused of Whipping, Beating Mentally Challenged Man in ..." --- A Port Huron man is expected to be charged this weekend with assault and unlawful imprisonment after allegedly keeping a mentally challenged man prisoner for more than a year. A 47-year-old man is in protective custody and recovering from whippings to ... --- WDIV Detroit --- July 30, 2012 (MICHIGAN) http://is.gd/SsI4pr

4. "Mom of Abused Beatrice Resident Pleased with Changes, Remains Wary" --- Michael remains at the center despite the torment he and other developmentally disabled residents endured from their caregivers. The couple's long, difficult journey with their son led to Beatrice because they are convinced it was, and remains, the ... --- Omaha World-Herald --- July 22, 2012 (NEBRASKA) http://is.gd/ydbkMc

5. "Somerset Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Autistic Woman While on Staff at ..." --- A Franklin Township man has been charged with sexually assaulting an autistic woman while he was a staffer at a group home where she resided, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano. The accused man is Duncan Bosire, 38, of JFK ... ---NJ.com --- July 19, 2012 (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/9s2y9m

6. "NJ Health Department Investigating Hunterdon County Pair Accused of ..." --- ... Director to fully prosecute this case, and look beyond this matter and into the bigger issues facing these innocent lives," said Turner of North Brunswick, whose organization has advocated for stronger laws protecting people with developmental ... --- The Star-Ledger - NJ.com --- July 17, 2012 (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/vnhQJZ

7. "Two Lawsuits Detail Abuse of Disabled in State Care" --- Employees at a residential treatment center for the developmentally disabled in Albany restricted a man to a small mat on the floor, intentionally starved him, and beat him with blue painted sticks they called magic wands. --- New York Times --- July 23, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/wWnsRr

8. "Concerns Raised with Autism School Dragonfly Academy" --- For about six weeks in 2011, Elaina Morrison spent nearly her entire school day in a six-by-eight foot walk-in freezer. It Ohio Attorney General,wasn't a working freezer. It had been converted to a classroom. “It was small and short,” said the 11-year ... --- Canton Repository June 22, 2012 (OHIO)http://is.gd/fTKq6N

9. "Beaver Falls Criticized for Handling of Special Needs Student" --- In a decision posted online on July 19, the Office of Dispute Resolution said Beaver Falls acted with “deliberate indifference” in failing to identify the child's needs and said administrative tendencies restricted teachers and counselors from pursuing ... --- Timesonline.com --- July 23, 2012 (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/N4pt03

10. "Deaf Man Says Officials Gave Him No Help" --- After a neighbor punched a deaf man in the face, Harris County prosecutors and constables refused to provide an interpreter to take his statement, but relied on his attacker's story to decline to press charges, the deaf man claims in ... --- Courthouse News Service --- July 24, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/AEAC9x

11. "Death Row Inmate Granted Stay of Execution at 11th Hour" --- The US Supreme Court bars the execution of those with mental retardation . While Georgia was the first state to ban the execution of those with mental retardation , its 1988 law also included the requirement of proving an inmate to be mentally retarded ... --- Care2.com --- July 24, 2012 (GEORGIA) http://is.gd/AM9sv1

12. "An Intellectually Disabled Girl Suffered..." --- .. a two-day ordeal of rape and violence by her older half-brother, and was subjected to a string of brutal assaults when she was supposed to be under his care. --- Asia One --- July 18, 2012 --- (SINGAPORE) http://is.gd/PWtLz2


Crime and Abuse

13. "Family Says Man Killed by Deputy Was Mentally Challenged" --- ... challenged. WELAKA, Fla. -- First Coast News obtained one of the last videos taken of Alfred Dobson, during his 35th birthday party... --- First Coast News --- July 25, 2012 (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/Zaj1mi

14. "Special Needs Woman Gets Home State Care After Abandonment" --- After a hearing Wednesday morning, a special needs woman from Illinois who was abandoned at a Caryville bar earlier in July will return to her home state for care. Placement was set up for Lynn Cameron, 19, through the Illinois ... --- WATE-TV --- July 24, 2012 (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/oeaxjl

15. "Special Needs Woman Gets Home State Care After Abandonment" --- After a hearing Wednesday morning, a special needs woman from Illinois who was abandoned at a Caryville bar earlier in July will return to her home state for care. Placement was set up for Lynn Cameron, 19, through the Illinois ... --- (WATE) --- July 24, 2012 ( ILLINOIS)

16. "60 Years for Troy Man Who Forced 9-Year-Old Girl into Porn" --- Ronald Rafferty, 64, of First Avenue, faces what will be a likely life sentence after his sentencing from Chief Judge Gary Sharpe, who was not moved by the defendant's attempt to shift blame onto the mentally challenged woman. --- Albany Times Union --- July 24, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/mD1oyC

17. '"Disabled NY Man Beaten, Robbed of $180" --- Police are looking for two men who beat and robbed a developmentally disabled man in suburban New York. State police say the 52-year-old man was attacked around 1 a.m. Sunday outside the Mohegan Park Home ... --- Wall Street Journal --- July 23, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/3o4GQI

18. "Disabled Man Beaten in Cortlandt, Robbed for $180" --- State Police are searching for two men who beat and robbed a developmentally disabled man early Sunday outside an assisted living facility in Cortlandt. The 52-year-old man, who was not identified, was assaulted at about 12:50 a.m. by two men in front ... --- Newsday --- July 22, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/AJ45KL

19. "Upstate NY Man Convicted of Killing Woman at Troy Group Home in '94; 2nd Man ..." --- A 35-year-old upstate New York man has been convicted of murdering a mother of six while she worked at a group home for the developmentally disabled nearly two decades ago. Local media outlets report that a Rensselaer County Court jury ... --- The Republic --- July 20, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/qf6HiJ

20. "Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Disabled Children's Charity" --- A former employee of a charitable organization based out of Highland Hills has pleaded guilty to stealing money destined to assist children with disabilities. The online court docket for Jennifer Summers, 39, of Highland Hills, shows that ... --- Cleveland News - Fox 8 --- July 24, 2012 (OHIO) http://is.gd/dog3Fo

21. "Houston Advocate Fix: Yellow Cab Sets Things Right for Mentally Challenged Couple" --- The Houston Advocate's latest case involved Galleria-area residents Elizabeth Schlein and Brian Molho, a mentally challenged couple who said they'd been cheated by a Yellow Cab driver who took the long way and refused... --- Houston Chronicle --- July 24, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/guGKsA

22. "Thief Stole from Girl with Special Needs" --- Thief stole from girl with special needs . wavy. --- WAVY ---July 24, 2012 (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/MEWDPA

23. "Disabled Veteran Accuses Airline Of Animal Cruelty and Verbal Abuse" --- Paws and Stripes founder and disabled veteran Jim Staneck had a very disturbing experience with United Airlines in Virgina's Dulles International Airport. --- Gadling --- July 23, 2012 (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/gGA2IL

24. "Family of Man Secluded at Mental Hospital Sues" --- Cesar Chumil died of cancer weeks after being transferred to a northern Virginia mental health facility. His family had fought for years to get him transferred from Western State Hospital in Staunton, where he was confined to a three-room suite for 15 ... --- NECN --- July 23, 2012 (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/4kPJvf

25. Five Men Charged in Sexual Assault of Mentally Handicapped Teen" --- 18-year-old Kendel Bivens is facing felony charges after forcing a cognitively delayed17-year-old girl to perform sexual acts on several men. According to the teen's foster mother she has the cognitive abilities of a seven to nine year old ... --- Fox 6 News --- July 20, 2012 (WISCONSIN) http://is.gd/158LM8


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26. "Ala. Department of Mental Health Sets Closing for Greil Hospital in Montgomery ..." --- The Alabama Department of Mental Health's Greil Hospital in Montgomery will close on Aug. 31. The department announced in April that it would close Greil and Search Hospital in Mount Vernon, but did not announce closing dates. --- The Republic --- July 23, 2012 (ALABAMA) http://is.gd/BAqlVj

27. "Mental-Health Issues Tough for Young Adults" --- It's important not to assume the Colorado shootings were the result of someone with a mental illness, Arizona mental-health experts say. “Don't equate violence with mental illness,” urged Dr. Shareh Ghani, chief medical officer with Magellan Health ... --- Tucson Citizen --- July 21, 2012 (ARIZONA)

28. "Parents Say Special Needs Girl Assaulted at School" --- The parents of a 6-year-old special - needs girl say their daughter was sexually assaulted by other students in a Southern California school bathroom during lunch and recess breaks. The claim filed with the Alhambra Unified School ... --- San Jose Mercury News --- July 23, 2012 (CALIFORNIA)

29. "Tom Seichko: Disability Scams Are Vicious Cycle" --- Tom Seichko: Disability scams are vicious cycle. Posted July 22, 2012 at midnight. Discuss; Print; A; A; A. Share this on Facebook · Tweet this. Tom Seichko, Hayfork. Disability scams are vicious cycle. The SSI program was established to assist those ... --- Record-Searchlight --- July 22, 2012 (CALIFORNIA)

30. "Hollywood Tour Operator Settles Disability Lawsuit" --- Amy Champlin simply wanted the classic Los Angeles experience: to gawk at movie stars' homes, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Sunset Strip from the ... --- Los Angeles Times --- July 22, 2012 (CALIFORNIA)

31. "Post-Hinckley Changes Make Insanity Defense Hard For Colo." --- Suspect Post-Hinckley Changes Make Insanity Defense Hard For Colo. Suspect. by Mark Memmott. Jul 24, 2012 — If the defense can show a suspect didn't know what he did was wrong, an insanity plea might work. But that's a tough standard. --- North Country Public Radio --- July 24, 2012 (COLORADO)

32. "DC Gets Another Six Months to Fix Care for Developmentally Disabled" --- Residents of a Virginia group home for the developmentally disabled . (Dayna Smith - for The Washington Post) Public corruption charges have been the main attraction down at the District's federal courthouse of late, but other momentous D.C. government ... --- Washington Post (DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA) --- July 24, 2012

33. "Service for the Elderly and Disabled Might Have to Shut Down" --- Service for the elderly and disabled might have to shut down. Charlotte Gagner (left) has been relying on Dial-a-Ride for transportation for 10 years and said she doesn't know what she ... --- Florida Times-Union --- July 21, 2012 (FLORIDA)

34. "Group Home Regulations under Scrutiny in McHenry Co." --- At least seven municipalities in McHenry County are either in violation of or not consistent with federal Fair Housing Act provisions regarding group homes for people with disabilities, which in turn puts at risk their eligibility to receive federal ... --- Chicago Daily Herald --- July 22, 2012 (ILLINOIS)

35. "Legislation Aims To Protect Mentally Disabled..." --- A piece of legislation sponsored by State Representative Dwight Kay of Glen Carbon will ensure that mentally disabled individuals in Illinois get the. ... ensure that mentally disabled individuals ... --- riverbend.com --- July 23, 2012 (ILLINOIS)

36. "Critics: Students with Special Needs Being Left Behind" --- Campbell is a student with autism who attends Cherry Ridge Elementary in Bastrop. His mother, Jennifer Campbell, (not shown) is concerned about the effects the stateís scholarship program will have on special needs studentsí ability to receive services ... --- . The Daily Advertiser --- July 22, 2012 (LOUISIANA) July 22, 2012 (LOUISIANA)

37. "MaineCare Cuts Could Lead to Lawsuit, Health Advocates Say" --- At stake are state programs, including MaineCare, the state's Medicaid program, which covers about 24000 income-eligible 19- and 20-year-olds. Dropping that coverage would save the state about $4 million. Other changes in the budget would cut ... --- Lewiston Sun Journal --- July 21, 2012 (MAINE)

38. "Blind Camper's Case Points up Jewish 'Camps' Struggle to Meet Special Needs." --- The incident has many wondering how well Jewish camps accommodate youngsters with special needs -- whether they be cognitive, developmental, physical, emotional or any combination -- and what kinds of challenges are facing the camps. --- Jewish Telegraphic Agency --- July 25, 2012 (MICHIGAN)

39. "Bozeman Mental Health Expert Offers Advice to Deal with Emotional Trauma, Like ..." --- The News Station's Ben Trotter spoke with a mental health veteran on how to avoid desensitizing children to these violent acts. Dan Aune says "a tragedy like what happened in Aurora, at the theater, is a trauma that people will have with them for a ... --- KXLF Butte News --- July 21, 2012 (MONTANA)

40. "Beatrice House Fire; Handicapped Owner Unharmed" --- A Beatrice man is lucky to be alive after his house goes up in flames. Beatrice fire crews responded to reports of a house on fire in the area of 9th and Perkins around 9:15 Saturday night. When they arrived, they found an out building fully engulfed ... --- 1011now --- July 22, 2012 (NEBRASKA)

41. "People with Disabilities Still Suffer Discrimination in Hiring" --- Osbourne and Lisa Stelly pose on arrival for the 19th Annual Race to Erase MS themed "Glam Rock to Erase MS" in Los Angeles on May 18, 2012. The event benefits the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis and the Center... --- The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog) --- July 22, 2012 (NEW JERSEY)

42. "Hunterdon Investigation Should Not Prejudice Task Force Evaluations of ..." --- A 2010 report by the Boggs Center at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School found 22 percent of our developmentally disabled adults live in out-of-home placements, compared with 16 percent nationwide. We lag despite a 30-year trend away from big ... --- July 21, 2012 (NEW JERSEY)

43. "6 Million Will Lose out on Medicaid Expansion" --- The Supreme Court's health reform ruling coCongressional Budget Office said Tuesday. The CBO now estimates that 7 million uninsured will ... -- CNNMoney --- July 24, 2023 (NEW YORK)

44. "N.J. Panel Recommends Closing Two Institutions for Disabled" --- A view of the Vineland Developmental Center, will close in five years, under a binding vote taken by a task force today. State-run institutions for people with developmental disabilities in Woodbridge and Totowa will close ... --- The Star-Ledger - NJ.com --- July 23, 2012 (NEW JERSEY)

45. "Advocates for Disabled Protest" --- Jasmyn Aubol, 30, carries a sign protesting changes to the state's Medicaid program for the developmentally disabled. About 50 people participated in the protest outside a state Department of Health office at Central and San Mateo on Friday. --- ABQ Journal (subscription) --- July 21, 2012 (NEW MEXICO)

46. "Americans with Disabilities Act: Local Advocates Seek Stricter Enforcement" --- It will be 22 years Thursday since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, and in Rochester, advocates for the disabled still think there is a lack of housing and access to businesses. On Tuesday, staff and advocates with the Rochester Center ... --- July 23, 2012 (NEW YORK)

47. "Scott Sexton: Budget Cuts Hit Those with Special Needs" --- Debra Pauling knows she probably doesn't stand much of a chance fighting budget cuts forced on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. But that's not going to stop her from asking for the things she feels her special - needs daughter — and others like ... --- Winston-Salem Journal --- July 24, 2012 (NORTH CAROLINA)

48. "Group Faults Wake's Handling of Suspended Students with Disabilities" --- In a scathing official complaint to state education leaders, an advocacy group for children charges that Wake County schools are failing in their legal obligation to educate those students with disabilities who are on long-term suspension. News & Observer -- July 21, 2012 (NORTH CAROLINA)

49. "Family Members Urge DHS Panel Not to Close Center" --- Family members of some of Oklahoma's most severely developmentally disabled residents urged a state panel on Tuesday not to proceed with plans to shut down or scale back operations at a facility in Pauls Valley. The Oklahoma ... --- AP --- July 24, 2012 (OKLAHOMA)

50. "Strangers Help Disabled Fan at Blake Shelton Concert" --- Patrick Connelly is confined to a wheelchair due to a number of physical ailments. Blake Shelton is his favorite musician, and Connelly was ... --- tasteofcountry.com --- July 24, 2012 (OKLAHOMA)

51. "Okla. DHS Commission to Discuss Possibility of Closing Center for ..." --- The possibility of closing a facility in Pauls Valley that houses some of Oklahoma's most severely developmentally disabled residents will be discussed during a regular meeting of the panel that oversees the Department of Human ... --- The Republic --- July 24, 2012 (OKLAHOMA)

52. "Disability Rights Oregon Finishes Investigation into Case of Mentally Ill ..." Disability Rights Oregon released a report Friday on its investigation into the case of a mentally ill Aloha man, twice charged in the 1997 slaying of his ex-wife. The investigation questioned how 58-year-old Donn Thomas Spinosa, who is schizophrenic ... --- OregonLive.com --- July 21, 2012 (OREGON)

53. "Special Needs Boy Kicked Out of Public Pool for Wearing Floaties (VIDEO)" Is this not one of the most outrageous things you've ever heard? Who in their right mind would force any child to go without their water wings in a public pool -- let alone a kid with special needs? And who kicks a kid out of a pool simply for wearing ... --- The Stir --- July 24, 2012 (PENNSYLVANIA)

54. "From the Archives: Early Observations of Empathy and Autism" --- Buzz LinkedIn StumbleUpon Google Bookmarks Mixx. In these snippets from the archives, I contemplate and challenge the common belief that autistic people lack empathy, since I see so much evidence contrary to this idea in my own daughter's behaviors... --- ADVANCE --- July 21, 2012 (PENNSYLVANIA)

55. "Loss of State Funds Forces Northampton to End Services for Elderly, Persons ..." --- Northampton County, facing a loss of state funding, is shutting down three programs that coordinated services for nearly 700 seniors and persons with physical and intellectual disabilities. The closures, slated for the fall, were prompted by a change ... -- Allentown Morning Call --- July 21, 2012 (PENNSYLVANIA)

56. "RI Wants to Hear from People with Disabilities" --- The Governor's Commission on Disabilities has scheduled a forum for Monday evening at the Warwick Public Library to collect input about current services for the disabled and ideas for improvement. Additional forums are planned for Tuesday afternoon at ... --- Boston.com --- July 21, 2012 (RHODE ISLAND)

57. "Supreme Court Develops Training Video on Providing Legal Services to ..." --- The Tennessee Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission recently developed an important training video that will help attorneys and legal agencies that work with people with disabilities . The video, Providing Legal Services to Persons with ... --- The Chattanoogan --- July 24, 2012 (TENNESSEE)

58. "Houston Advocate Fix: Yellow Cab Sets Things Right for Mentally Challenged Couple" --- T he Houston Advocate's latest case involved Galleria-area residents Elizabeth Schlein and Brian Molho, a mentally challenged couple who said they'd been cheated by a Yellow Cab driver who took the long way and refused them change last month. --- Houston Chronicle --- July 24, 2012 (TEXAS)

59. Riverside Hospital shuts down mental health clinics --- Out of money and under criminal investigation, Riverside General Hospital shut down four clinics for the mentally ill Friday, another sign of the collateral damage wrought by a $116 million Medicare scam. "Once we have weathered this storm and our ... --- Houston Chronicle --- July 22, 2012 (TEXAS)

60. "As East Texas Public-Private Psych Facility Struggles, State Plans More ..." --- Eric Swist/Courier of Montgomery County. Enlarge Photo. The Montgomery County Mental Health Treatment Facility, run by private operator Geo Care, has been reviewed three times by State Health Services since March 2011. Each visit has found issues. --- Austin American-Statesman --- July 21, 2012 (TEXAS)

61. "Autistic Man Survived Utah Desert Ordeal on Will Power" --- Authorities say people with autism don't recognize danger. "He didn't realize how arduous his journey would be," his father, John LaFever of Colorado Springs, told The Associated Press a week ago. "We didn't know what he was heading into... StandardNet --- July 21, 2012 (UTAH)

62. "Cognitive Disability Complicates Search and Rescue" --- People diagnosed with conditions including autism , Alzheimer's and dementia often wander. Dean King of Outside Magazine, Robert Koester of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, and Dr. James Harris talk about why, and the challenges of ... --- NPR --- July 24, 2012 (VIRGINIA)

63. "Defying Danger: Life After Aurora" --- Some people would argue for better outreach to the mentally ill, for providing more and better mental health services or strengthening involuntary commitment laws. We would have something to blame and something to do to prevent this kind of thing from ... --- July 23, 2012 --- Los Angeles Times (U.S. NATIONAL)

64. "Workers on Disability Set Another Record in July; Exceed Population ..." --- The number of workers taking federal disability insurance payments hit yet another record in July, increasing to 8753935 during the month from the previous record of 8733461 set in June, according to newly released data from the Social ... --- CNSNews.com --- July 23, 2012 (U.S. -- NATIONAL)

65. "Autism Diagnosis Often Later for African American Children" --- ... sign up now! Alert icon. Loading... There is no Interactive Transcript. Published on Jul 19, 2012 by wdsutv. Research shows African American children and other minorities may be diagnosed with autism as much as a year and a half later than white ... --- WDSU.com --- July 21, 2012 (U.S. -- NATIONAL)

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

66. "New Law Expands Treatment for Autism Patients" --- A Los Angeles autism specialist will convene a panel of experts on July 25 to help families understand how new insurance mandates have expanded treatment coverage for adults with autism . Dr. Keith Massel, a leading authority on autism and a member of ... --- Ventura County Star --- July 23, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/jmw3Tw

International Articles

67. "Better Access Cuts Impair Access for Mental Health Care" --- The AMA survey published yesterday found the Labor government's reduction of Medicare rebates for doctors who devise mental health treatment plans under the Better Access Scheme has caused the number of doctors bulk-billing patients for referral to ... --- 6minutes --- July 23, 2012 (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/X3UMJK

68. "Women get 2 Years House Arrest for Defrauding Special-Needs School" --- Women get 2 years house arrest for defrauding special - needs school. A judge has sentenced two women accused of defrauding a special - needs school in Toronto to two years of house arrest. The former finance manager at Bloorview School Authority, Paula ... --- CityNews --- July 23, 2012 (CANADA) http://is.gd/ut97Rk

69. "British Bill to Stem Mental Illness Stigma" --- An ex-chairman of the Scottish banking and insurance firm HBOS says the way people with mental health problems are treated is similar to the Salem witch hunt. Henry Dennistoun "Dennis" Stevenson of Coddenham, who has ... --- UPI.com --- April 22, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/sEcI4U

70. "Man Held for Attempted Rape" --- A man was arrested for attempting to rape a mentally challenged woman in Hirejantgal area of Gangavati town in Koppal district on Saturday. Erupanna Bhovi tried to rape the woman when she was alone at home in the evening, said Gangavati police... --- . Times of India --- July 22, 2012 (INDIA) http://is.gd/rAFI67

71. "Edwin Poots Urged to Act over 'Disgraceful' State of Mental Health Hospital" --- The Health Minister has been urged to intervene over the shocking state of one of Northern Ireland's top mental health facilities. Plaster is falling from the ceilings and rotting paintwork is peeling off the walls in the main building of Holywell ... --- Belfast Telegraph --- July 25, 2012 (IRELAND) http://is.gd/TJwL2x

72. "Scottish Mental Health Readmission Rate Attacked" --- There were more than 1300 cases where people were readmitted to Scottish mental health hospitals within 28 days of being discharged last year, figures have shown. --- Health Service Journal --- July 23, 2012 --- (SCOTLAND) http://is.gd/prJhMh

73. "Convicted Carer Locks Disabled Man in Back of Van so He Can Go to the Toilet" --- A seriously disabled man was left trapped and helpless in the back of a locked van by his carer and had to be rescued by two passing policemen. William Yates's shocked family later learned that cruel John Hart had landed the job despite two convictions ... --- Scottish Daily Record --- JULY 22, 2012 (SCOTLAND) http://is.gd/2JitQI

74. "Bitish Bll to Stem Mental Health Illness --- An ex-chairman of the Scottish banking and insurance firm HBOS says the way people with mental health problems are treated is similar to the Salem witch hunt. Henry Dennistoun "Dennis" Stevenson of Coddenham, who has ... --- UPI.com --- July 22, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/sEcI4U



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