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~*~Newest and Upcoming Posts~*~
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~*~NEWEST POST~*~
A Letter to Dr. C. Pat Taylor, SBU President
asking that he distribute information to the SBU Trustees
Monday, October 1, 2001 about 9:00 am
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~*~NEWEST POST~*~
A Letter to President Myron McKinney,
the President of Empire District Electric Company

and
the Public Service Commission
Sunday, September 30, 2001

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A Letter to Empire, Lynda Thompson
Confirmation of September 18, 2001 Arrangements
Tuesday, September 18, 2001 about 9:00 am
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~*~NEW POST~*~
A Letter for the
Executive Board of the
Missouri Baptist Convention
and the
Trustees of
Southwest Baptist University

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A Just and Christ-Centered Peace

September 28, 2001 about 4:00 pm
and
the enclosed article entitled,

Restorative Justice
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Marie is feeling well enough to continue
and will likely be communicating
with several officials today.

Your prayers are greatly appreciated!

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New Information Page

Letters from Marie O'Hara to the
EMPIRE DISTRICT ELECTRIC COMPANY
and the
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Information Page

click here
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Later today:
Minimal Acceptable Standards

An announcement concerning
Marie's petition to
Mr. Purvis,
the chairman of the
Missouri Baptist Convention nominating committee,

regarding the appointment and dismissal of the

Trustees of Southwest Baptist University.

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Turnip's Blood
A Letter to
Lynda Thompson
and the Public Service Commission

Tuesday, September 4, 2001 about 7:30 am

The check for $814.10 was sent.
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Still Nothing ... Again
Second Letter to Dr. Ray Leininger
and Third Letter to Dr. Ray Leininger
Pastor of First Baptist Church of Bolivar
and Current SBU Trustee

September 1, 2001 about 5:30 pm
and
September 2, 2001 about 4:45 pm

There was no response from Dr. Leininger
or the First Baptist Church of Bolivar.

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A Farewell Letter to Empire
and the Public Service Commission
A Letter to
Lynda Thompson
Thursday, August 30, 2001 about 6:00 am
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Help!  Help!  Help!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 about 11:20 am (CST)
Additional Update Information:  4:00 pm

Marie just received a
hand-delivered letter
from
Empire saying that Empire will
disconnect
the electricity tomorrow morning
if  Marie doesn't come up with
$814.10
by today at 5:00 pm
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Instead, Marie's representative just arranged with
Customer Service Representative, Lynda Thompson,

to have the
$814.10 payment sent by certified mail
on this coming
Tuesday, September 4, 2001.

Marie does not have this kind of money right now.  
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 about 4:00 pm (CST)


Marie has been upset and crying all day.
It has taken her years of work to recover
enough to be able to move.  
Even an exposure of a few hours could set
her back months,
maybe years -- it could easily cost her life.

Please help!
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Confirmation of Arrangements Letter
sent to the Public Service Commission
and Empire District Electric Company

August 28, 2001 about 12:40 pm.

This confirmation letter was faxed to numerous
church and secular agencies and individuals.
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~Electrical Assistance~

If you would like to help with Marie's electrical bill!
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Confirmation of Arrangements Letter
to the Public Service Commission
and Empire District Electric Company

August 28, 2001 about 12:40 pm.

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Confirmation of Income
A Letter to Empire,
Lynda Thompson
Wednesday, August 29, 2001 about 7:00 am
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Surprise Assistance?!
A Letter to Empire,
Lynda Thompson
Tuesday, August 28, 2001 about 7:00 am
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Help and Hope from Afar
A Letter to Empire, Lynda Thompson

Monday, August 27, 2001 about 4:30 pm
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Missouri Baptist Convention in Turmoil as
Committees Make Sweeping Changes

Associated Baptist Press
August 23, 2001
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Missouri Baptist College
Votes to Elect Its Own Trustees

Associated Baptist Press
August 30, 2001


Southwest Baptist University
,
whose trustees are also elected
by the
Missouri Baptist Convention,
is owned and operated by
the
Missouri Baptist Convention.
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Before posting the letters to various MBC officials,
it would be best to provide a bit more
comprehensive medical and background information.


Please see:
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Clinical Information on Exposures
to Organophosphorous Pesticides

Newcastle University
August 14, 2001
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Although Marie has never shown symptoms of,
suffered from, or taken psychotropic medication for
the more severe forms of psychiatric disturbance
mentioned in the above clinical information,

not all SBU students, alumni,
or their children
have been so fortunate.

Gary Lynch is the corporate attorney
for Southwest Baptist University.


Both Gary and his wife, Dana, are SBU alumni.

This is the story of their son, Adam.


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Adam's story

Word and Way,
the Journal of the Missouri Baptist Convention

August 2, 2000

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A Tenth Letter to Jim Hill,
Executive Director of the Missouri Baptist Convention

"Hearing Hearts Offer"
Friday, August 10, 2001 about 2:00 pm
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"Godless, black-hearted monsters ..."
a friend commented,
"If they are not up to good,
then they are up to no good again.

Marie had better be concerned for her life."


At this point, we would have to agree ...
No, "The Hearing Hearts Offer"
was not retrieved.
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Back by Popular Demand
Realistic Chance of Settlement with SBU Progress Chart
click here
Last Updated Thursday, August 9 and 11, 2001 about 9:00 pm (CST)
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A Letter to Empire

Thank You for an Extension

to Lynda Thompson
Empire District Electric Company

Wednesday, August 8, 2001 about 8:00 am
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A Ninth Letter to Dr. Jim Hill,
Executive Director of the Missouri Baptist Convention

Emissary

Tuesday, August 7, 2001 about 3:30 pm
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A Brief Announcement - Do Not Delay
Monday, July 30, 2001
about 8:30 am
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A Letter to Empire
Request for Recalculation

to Lynda Thompson
Empire District Electric Company

Monday, July 30, 2001about 10:30 am
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During the break-in, when Marie was pleading for her life,
begging that she be allowed to use her oxygen,
the Sheriff's deputies and the social worker scoffed at her,
claiming that cigarette smoke and other contaminates
could not cause her any harm.

They were wrong.
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~*~New Post~*~
Second-Hand Smoke Causes Harm to Heart
Tuesday, July 24, 2001
BBC News

As reported in the
Journal of the American Medical Association

posted on Thursday, July 26, 2001 about 7:30 am
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A quote from the article:

Clive Bates, director of
Action on Smoking and Health said:
"It is as if the blood vessels in the heart react
suddenly to small doses of tobacco smoke --
almost like an allergic reaction or spasm. ...
"

"Passive smoking has a serious impact
on the heart and is a real killer,
not just a nuisance or irritation."

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Whether you agree with the following author's conclusions or not,
the disturbing reports which continue to circulate regarding
the frightening, abusive ... and sometimes lethal ...
philosophies and tactics employed
by some Christian and church-based organizations
certainly raise troubling questions in the minds and hearts
of concerned observers.


Do individuals associated with such organizations
believe they are, in actual fact,
above the laws of both man and God?


More to the immediate point,
does SBU share these philosophies and tactics?


God help us, how can THIS possibly be what it means to be Christian?

Article:
Bush + Jesus = Unprotected Kids
Maia Szalavitz, The American Prospect

Alternet - July 17, 2001
posted on Thursday, July 26, 2001 about 7:30 am
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Today, the Nominating Committee of the Missouri Baptist Convention
will consider a number of changes to rules governing
the nomination of trustees to various MBC agencies,
including both the MBC Executive Board itself  
and the Trustees of Southwest Baptist University.

These revisions -- which would be implemented
without the consent or approval of the full Convention ---
would, after two decades of warring, give control
of the Missouri Baptist Convention and its agencies
to the fundamentalist-conservative faction.

Many fear this will split the Convention and, ultimately,
cause its disintegration.

[For further details of the conflict see:
Opinion: "Is the Tail Wagging the Dog?" by Word and Way editor, Bill Webb
and "Executive Board Oks Baptist Home Covenant "in July 19, 2001 Word and Way.]

Today, Marie is also preparing to ask that
the Missouri Baptist Convention and Southwest Baptist University
not continue to demand that she forfeit any more of her life
in order to accommodate
the immoral, unethical, and illegal conduct of SBU associates.

She recognizes that her own willingness to show kindness and mercy --
in spite of the brutality which has been shown her in exchange --
has come with a terrible price and may well cost her life.

Nonetheless, she has urged that -- for the sake of the "Little Ones" --
we pray that godliness and temperance reign and prevail in today's meeting.


Therefore, we dedicate the following
to the leaders of both, of all, sides in these situations.

~*~New Post~*~
Listen, Children, to a Story
posted on Thursday, July 26, 2001 about 7:30 am
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~*~New Post~*~
Monday, July 9, 2001 about 3:00 pm

A Seventh Letter to Mr. Jim Hill,
Executive Director of the Missouri Baptist Convention

Monday, June 9, 2001 3:00 pm (CST)

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These posts preceded the
Eighth Letter to Mr. Jim Hill
Executive Director of the Missouri Baptist Convention (below).

Thursday, July 5, 2001 about 5:00 am

Finally, Marie's signed
Letter to Mr. Jim Hill
,
the Executive Director
of the Missouri Baptist Convention
,
which requests communication with
the entire
Executive Board
of the Missouri Baptist Convention
as they meet this coming week (July 9-10)
is on its way.

For good measure, the letter will be posted
later on this site.

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Friday, July 6, 2001 about 7:30 am

Mr. Jim Hill is on vacation this week.
(Sigh ... no comment.)

Regardless, a large packet of information
-- including a proposed contract --
will be available for Mr. Hill to distribute
to each member of the
Executive Board of the Missouri Baptist Convention
on Monday morning as their
July 9-10 meeting begins.

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Monday, July 9, 2001 about 6:30 pm

An Advisement:
It would be advantageous if
Dr. C. Pat Taylor (SBU President),
Dr. Bill Little (Advisor to the SBU President),

and
Dr. Ray Leininger,
(SBU Trustee/Pastor of First Baptist Bolivar),
were available or somehow accessible
tomorrow morning (July 10)
between 8:00 am and 11:30 am.


More to come ...

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Monday, July 9, 2001 about 10:18 pm

There was another heavy petrochemical
attack on (and contamination of)
Marie's home late tonight.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2001 about 7:40 am

An Eighth Letter to Mr. Jim Hill,
Executive Director of the Missouri Baptist Convention

Tuesday, June 10, 2001 7:40 am (CST)

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Great News on the Legislative Front!

Children’s Pesticide Exposure
to be Curtailed Under U.S. Senate Education Bill;
Historic Agreement Between Environmental,
Health, Education and Labor Groups
and Chemical and Pest Management Industry
On School Pesticide Use

June 19, 2001
Beyond Pesticides
Posted Thursday, June 28, 2001 about 10:30 pm
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More Great Legislative News!

Congress Moves to Recognize
"Gulf War Illness"

CNSNews
Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2001
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Here's a copy of the (short) bill!
Guess who signed on as co-sponsor
on March 14, 2001?
Our own
Congressman Roy Blunt,
former Trustee, President and CEO
of Southwest Baptist University!


Persian Gulf War Illness
Compensation Act of 2001

H.R. 612

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 Marie is our hero!  

Before she courageously endured
extensive, week-long testing in January of 1992,
few doctors were willing to treat Gulf War soldiers,
but after witnessing Marie's agonizing symptoms
and the results of these rigorous tests,
her doctor was convinced.

He began to research and treat the cause
of the mysterious symptoms
displayed by the Gulf War vets
and placed several ads in the Dallas paper,
thus becoming one of the first doctors
to actively seek and treat Gulf War soldiers.

As a result,
the lives of many soldiers and their families
were changed for the better.

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A reminder:  Not one Gulf War soldier
ever actually bled
or suffered from chemical burns
as a result of exposure to wartime chemicals.

If even one soldier had bled or shown
the acute symptoms of chemical injury
due to organophosphate chemical weapons,
then-president Bush (Senior) declared that
these chemical weapons
and their effects on the body
were so heinous
that he would feel justified in retaliating
with nuclear weapons --
thus initiating World War III.


But ... when Marie bled
and suffered acute injuries
due to SBU's illegal organophosphate
pesticide misapplications,
SBU retaliated with

a decade-long war on her.
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Children of God, of Righteousness,
of Truth ... of Love

1 John Chapter 3

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The First Set of Interrogatories -  
Question 31 (Page 369-370)
December 20, 1993

posted June 5, 2001 about 4:30 pm

Describes the attempted but unsuccessful
forced "break-in" by Bolivar Police
on October 1, 1992.
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The First Set of Interrogatories -  
Question 31 (Pages 371-373)
December 20, 1993

posted June 5, 2001 about 8:00 pm

Describes the forced "break-in"
by Polk County Sheriff Deputies
on October 2, 1992.
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Letter to Polk County Circuit Judge
J. Michael Brown

Tuesday, December 26, 1995 -
The Day After Christmas
posted Tuesday, June 5, 2001 about 11:00 am

This letter was sent to
Polk County Circuit Judge J. Michael Brown
on Tuesday, December 26, 1995 --
the day after Christmas.

It concerns the case
Empire District Electric vs. Marie Ann O'Hara
(Polk County Court, Case Number CV895-146AC).
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As it seems likely that we must now
open the donation drive for Marie in earnest
and must involve the federal and state authorities,
we are posting as full as possible an accounting
of any public assistance which Marie was
actually able to receive over the last twelve (12) years.


Due to the illegal manipulation and retaliation by
SBU associates, it is not a long list.

Un-Charitable by Choice
Wednesday, May 23, 2001 about 4:20 am
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The Preliminary Letter
to the Public Service Commission

Tuesday, May 22, 2001 about 4:30 pm

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~*~Upcoming Posts~*~
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As it appears inevitable that Marie must now
involve the federal authorities in her attempt to
rectify her academic records, we are posting this
as an example of the pattern of

gross academic inequities and injustices

practiced by SBU.



Dancing Bears and Singing Waters
Upcoming
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Dream Slayers
Another Conversation Among Friends
To be opened shortly.
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Chemical Crimes:
A New Information Page

Largely as a result of the influence of
former SBU Chancellor/President,
Dr. Jim Sells,
SBU has received a substantial part
of its funding from
Chemical Companies
such as
Dow and Exxon.
Has SBU adopted the Chemical Company
politics, morality, and ethics as well?

Open this weekend
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Savaging Souls
A New Information Page
The Legacy of the Missouri Baptist
and
Southern Baptist Conventions

To be opened shortly.
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