Here are related links for July. Check back regularly for updated links and additional show-related information.
Tuesday, July 22, 2003
When Donyelle and Walt Wilkins left on their honeymoon 10 days ago, they looked forward to a week of relaxation in the Bahamas. But they never made it to island of Abaco; their twin-engine plane crashed into the water just six miles short.
Suddenly, they are fighting for their lives, and the lives of two young children they helped to save.
Today, the Wilkins have established an education fund for Andre and Alecia Parker Diaz. If you would like to donate, please write:
Children's Educational Fund, c/o Carolina First Bank
P.O. Box 1029
Greenville, SC 29602
Monday, July 21, 2003
Domestic violence is a widespread problem that can be even more intense when the abuser is a cop. Who then, can a woman call for help? Last spring, the police chief in Tacoma, Wash. killed his wife, then himself.
The following are some of the organizations that help victims of police domestic violence:
- Police Domestic Violence / S.A.B.L.E. Program
- Abuse of Power -Web site for and by women who have been abused by intimate partners who are police officers or firefighters.
- "The Brame Case: When a Wife's Abuser is a Cop, Who Can Help?" -Article in the Seattle Times.
- Stop Domestic Violence Web site of retired San Diego Det. Anne O'Dell.
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
Ann and James Wottring have their hands and home full this summer. The Oviedo, Fla. couple have opened their home and are hosting not one, two or three kids for the summer, but nine orphaned brothers and sisters from Russia — aged 3 to 14.
Call World Links at 1-570-344-8890 or 1-866-ADOPT-70 for more information about adopting any or all of the Beckaev siblings; and hosting, adopting, sponsoring or helping other children. Applications are now being accepted for host families and can be found at World Links. Applications can be mailed to:
World Links Association
425 Spruce Street, 3rd floor
Scranton, PA 18503
Thursday, July 3, 2003
With more that 18,000 alcohol-related traffic death in 2002, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration joined Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in the largest and most aggressive campaign to crack down on drunk driving over the July 4th holiday weekend.
The campaign, "You Drink and Drive. You Lose," aims to lower the number of alcohol-related auto fatalities by having sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols in every state.
According to MADD, an increase in law enforcement efforts (frequent and highly-publicized checkpoints) yield a reduction in alcohol related crashes by 18 to 24 percent.