Articles from August 2005



Father cleared over rooftop demo

BBC NEWS | England | West Midlands | Father cleared over rooftop demo
A man has been acquitted of a public order offence after climbing onto a roof to campaign for better access for fathers in child custody cases.
Magistrates in Wolverhampton cleared Fathers 4 Justice campaigner Ray Barry, 55, after his protest on Fathers’ Day at the city’s St Peter’s Church.
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Sharia protesters target Canada

The Globe and Mail: Sharia protesters target Canada
By MARINA JIMÉNEZ

Tuesday, August 30, 2005 Page A11

A campaign against Ontario allowing sharia tribunals to resolve family disputes has spread to Europe, where protests are planned for Sept. 8 in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf and Stockholm.
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Rape Charge Follows Marriage to a 14-Year-Old – New York Times

Rape Charge Follows Marriage to a 14-Year-Old – New York Times
By JODI WILGOREN
Published: August 30, 2005
FALLS CITY, Neb., Aug. 29 – On Sunday evening, Matthew Koso tipped three ounces of formula into his 5-day-old daughter’s mouth, then hoisted her atop his shoulder in hope of a burp. On Tuesday morning, he is scheduled to be arraigned on charges for which the newborn is the state’s prime piece of evidence.
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I just want to see my little daughter

icNorthWales – I just want to see my little daughter
Aug 26 2005

By Gareth Hughes, Daily Post

A DISTRAUGHT dad last night blasted courts for not forcing his wife to stick to legal demands allowing him to see his daughter.
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Iron men become superheroes for the day

icLiverpool – Artist’s iron men become superheroes for the day
Aug 24 2005

By Graham Davies, Daily Post Staff

FORTY of Antony Gormley’s Another Place statues were dressed in superhero costumes yesterday as Fathers 4 Justice mounted a protest on Crosby beach.
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Newton-John missing boyfriend was mired in debt, child payments

AP Wire | 08/24/2005 | Newton-John’s missing boyfriend was mired in debt, child payments
LOS ANGELES – The missing boyfriend of singer Olivia Newton-John was mired in debt and embroiled in a legal dispute with his ex-wife over late child support payments, according to court documents reviewed Wednesday by The Associated Press.
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Ex-lover killed in abortion revenge [25aug05]

The Courier-Mail: Ex-lover killed in ‘abortion revenge’ [25aug05]
By Melissa Jenkins
25aug05
A MELBOURNE man shot dead his ex-lover in revenge for her aborting their child on his birthday, then telling him about her action via a text message, a court heard today.
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The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies by Kay S. Hymowitz

FrontPage magazine.com :: The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies by Kay S. Hymowitz
By Kay S. Hymowitz
City Journal | August 25, 2005

Read through the megazillion words on class, income mobility, and poverty in the recent New York Times series “Class Matters” and you still won’t grasp two of the most basic truths on the subject: 1. entrenched, multigenerational poverty is largely black; and 2. it is intricately intertwined with the collapse of the nuclear family in the inner city.
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Debtors prison claimed in appeal

Debtors’ prison claimed in appeal
A prison term given in a child support case is being challenged by a defense attorney who argues it amounts to debtors’ prison for inability to pay.

By Dennis Pelham

Daily Telegram Staff Writer

ADRIAN – A judge is deciding whether to shorten a prison term in a child support case because of an apparent error in sentence guideline calculations and a defense attorney’s argument the case amounts to debtors’ prison for an inability to pay.
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Cuba flight by Dad and Kids foiled

Herald.com | 08/12/2005 | Dad’s Cuba flight foiled
A Miami Beach man remains at large after fleeing to Cuba with his three children. The children have been returned to their mother, and warrants have been issued for their father’s arrest.

BY CARA BUCKLEY

cbuckley@herald.com

Cuba is not the most obvious spot for a Miami man to seek sanctuary, especially a parent on the lam with his three kids. But by the time Mel Dressler disappeared from the United States three weeks ago, he felt his options had vanished too.
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