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On Dec. 15, Santa Fe District Court Judge Daniel Sanchez signed a temporary restraining order against CBS late-night host David Letterman, requiring him to keep his distance from Colleen Nestler.
According to Nestler, for more than 10 years Letterman has been sending coded messages over the airwaves that communicated his desire to marry her. (Nestler has also accused TV personalities Regis Philbin and Kelsey Grammer of communicating with her through televised code.) Letterman says he doesn’t know the woman.
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Attorney advises against paternity test for older children
Ann Landers Column
Monday, February 12, 2001
Dear Ann: Please reconsider your response to “In Limbo in Florida.” He had an 11-year-old daughter, and refused to let his ex-wife take the girl out of the country when her new husband had a job offer overseas. Because of this, her second marriage broke up. Now, “In Limbo” thinks the child may not be his after all. You said he should get a DNA test to find out.
Based on the mischief this man has already done by preventing his former wife and daughter from relocating, what kind of reaction do you think he would have if he found out the child was not really his biological daughter? How would knowing this information give him any peace?
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Note from ANCPR: When I first heard of the Letterman TRO case, I thought it must be a hoax, but a little research revealed that indeed, this is a true story. Many thanks to Charles E. Corry for the research and writing he has done on this. The post below is from his newsletter. All his contact information is included below.
From the Equal Justice Foundation Newsletter:
The Equal Justice Foundation has received a number of emails and phone calls regarding the following story about a restraining order issued in Santa Fe, New Mexico, including one call from another of David Sanchez’s victims who has spent 5 years, and a half-million dollars trying to get a divorce in his court. A link to an Adobe Acrobat file containing Colleen Nestler’s TRO application, the TRO, and her 6-page letter is provided and it should make interesting reading for any of you who haven’t seen the level of incompetence and insanity one typically finds in protection/restraining order proceedings.
David Letterman lawyers fight restraining order in Santa Fe
Abstracted from articles by the Associated Press and Santa Fe New Mexican
[Copy of TRO request, TRO, and letter here (1 MB, PDF)]
December 21, 2005 (AP) – A Santa Fe woman was granted a temporary restraining order against television talk show host David Letterman on December 15, 2005. She contends the celebrity used code words to show that he wanted to marry her and train her as his co-host.
A state judge granted the ex parte temporary restraining order to Colleen Nestler, who alleged that Letterman has forced her to go bankrupt and had inflicted “mental cruelty” and “sleep deprivation” upon her since May 1994. Nestler’s application for a restraining order was accompanied by a six-page typed letter in which she said Letterman used code words, gestures, and “eye expressions” to convey his desires for her and requested that he stay at least 1 yard from her. Continue reading David Letterman lawyers fight bogus restraining order in Santa Fe
Usher Review: PBS Documentary â€œBreaking the Silenceâ€: Evidently a Conspiracy
In October, PBS released a scandalous documentary about domestic violence titled â€œBreaking the Silenceâ€. Despite studied science on the issue, the producers of the show intentionally censored all information contrary to their partisan mission, which we know now was to go to extraordinary lengths portraying fathers as batterers who take custody of children as the final act of abuse.
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IOL: Separated fathers hold Christmas protest march in Dublin
Dozens of men dressed in Santa Claus outfits are marching on the DÃ¡il today to protest about how Irish family law treats separated fathers.
The Unmarried and Separated Fathers of Ireland group claims men are being denied equal access and visiting rights to their children in the event of a family break-up.
Spokesman Ray Kelly said Christmas was a particularly difficult time for fathers who aren’t allowed to see their kids.
“Many fathers are not going to get the opportunity of seeing their children this year and we’re asking the Government to address these issues,” he said.
“Today’s protest demonstration is not just about fathers, it’s about children and it’s about fathers wanting to love and care for their children.”
Received this from RADAR (contact info below):
PBS Whitewashes Flawed Documentary
After a month-long review, the Public Broadcasting Service has disappointed thousands of viewers and given its stamp of approval to Breaking the Silence: Children’s Stories.
According to the PBS statement, â€œThe producers approached the topic with the open mindedness and commitment to fairness that we require of our journalists. Their research was extensive and supports the conclusions drawn in the program.â€ The entire PBS statement is shown at the end of this Alert.
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MND NewsLog: Federal Child Support Enforcement Cuts Will Hurt Bureaucrats, not Children
News and Commentary
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Federal Child Support Enforcement Cuts Will Hurt Bureaucrats, not Children
By Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
Democrats, womenâ€™s advocates, the National Governors Association, and child support enforcement officials are sounding the alarm over proposed cuts in the federal funds that subsidize statesâ€™ child support enforcement efforts. The cuts, which recently passed the House, will reduce federal reimbursement from 66% of the statesâ€™ costs to 50% over five years.
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Received this from
Charles E. Corry, Ph.D., F.G.S.A.
Equal Justice Foundation http://www.ejfi.org/
A True Story,
INFANT DISCOVERED IN BARN, CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES LAUNCH PROBE
Nazareth Carpenter Being Held On Charges Involving Underage Mother
BETHLEHEM, JUDEA – Authorities were today alerted by a concerned citizen who
noticed a family living in a barn. Upon arrival, Family Protective Service
personnel, accompanied by police, took into protective care an infant
child, who had been wrapped in strips of cloth and placed in a feeding
trough by his 14-year old mother, Mary of Nazareth.
During the confrontation, a man identified as Joseph, also of Nazareth,
attempted to stop the social workers. Joseph, aided by several local
shepherds and some unidentified foreigners, tried to forestall efforts to
take the child, but were restrained by the police.
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Here is a quote: Over the past 30 years, there has been a steady erosion of this fundamental right by liberals who believe that various so-called experts are better able to make decisions about children than mere parents. These experts can be teachers, school counselors, pediatricians, psychiatrists, social workers, custody evaluators, or judges. This denial of the fundamental role of parents is illustrated by the slogan “it takes a village to raise a child.”
Judicial Supremacists Lash Out at Parents — December 2005 Phyllis Schlafly Report
When Hillary Clinton proclaimed that it takes a village to raise a child, many people didn’t realize that she was enunciating liberal dogma that the government should raise and control children. This concept fell on fertile soil when it reached activist judges eager to be anointed as elders of the child-raising village.
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You’ve Got Male!
By LIONEL TIGER
December 17, 2005; Page A10
Male resentment of the self-righteous and automatic public support for women’s interests and issues has been increasingly on the boil for some time. Civic celebrations of antipathy to men such as the Violence Against Women Act are finally generating specific and pointed responses by men fatigued, if still baffled, by the knee-jerk assumption that they suffer irredeemably from what I call Male Original Sin.
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