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Albemarle Tradewinds September 2016 Web Final

September 2016

My always all natural

My always all natural soap has cinnamon in it, acting as a nice and light scrub. The soap is soft and mild and creamy. $4 per bar The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. -- Mahatma Gandhi You’ll Know It When You See It The chances of seeing it just went up dramatically. Janet Ainge has collected time in a bottle (so to speak) in her business at 201 Main St. in South Mills, and the four buildings on the property. As I rummaged through the thousands of collectibles, I was taken back to days of future passed. Childhood memories rushed to me at the sight of the 5 cent Coke bottle. The Topps baseball cards took me to my Little League days in the 1950’s. I had forgotten all about the hurricane lamps on the living room mantle. They lighted our house for days after Hazel struck the Virginia and North Carolina coast. What most amazed me about Janet’s Crafts and Flowers Flea Market was the sheer volume of nostalgic items from porcelain dolls to antique jewelry. Barbie, Disney, Cabbage Patch, Elvis, Harley Davidson , Michael Jordan, and John Deere were all there to greet me. Mother played the piano; mostly on Saturday night when my cousins, aunts, and uncles would visit. Janet has the old sheet music for the Wurlitzer mama played. I chose to wander on my own at first. Both men’s and women’s clothes were hanging and piled on tables. Crocheted Afghans and quilts of many colors filled more tables. The collection of different NFL jerseys, and biker shirts, and NASCAR ball caps caught my interest. Then I saw the most beautiful figurines. A Native American Chief , on the shelf, right beside a China Doll. Time to call-over Janet…I had questions. She explained that so many people have so many different travel experiences, and their family heritage is so varied that anyone is liable to find something they feel is close to them. So true. Her collection of knives is varied and always functional. I found one from my Cub Scout days. By: C.L. Cooke For the music lover, there are CD’s galore, VHS and DVD movies along with Video and X-Box games to choose from. I do not particularly think someone is eccentric because they collect unique stuff. But I used to think I was a pack rat…never throw anything away, because when you do you need it about a week later. Well, Janet is not the ultimate pack rat, she is just someone who realized that there is value in memories, and some old things still serve a purpose. Janet also creates silk flower arrangements for all occasions. Share the time together ad from Albemarle If you buy a printed with your family and visit this most remarkable collage and tapestry Tradewinds you also of antique and useable personal and household wares. That cast iron have access to our skillet can sure cook a tasty fried chicken. Phone 252/771-5214, (cell) social media. 252/339-1545. Located at the foot of the bridge in South Mills. 10 Albemarle Tradewinds September 2016

Michael P. Sanders Attorney at Law Serving the Albemarle Region and the Outer Banks since 1990. Criminal and Traffic Law, Catastrophic Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, General Practice. Dear Dr. Crime Dr. Crime is a pseudonym for a social scientist holding a Ph.D. degree in sociology and in criminology. He has worked in all major parts of the criminal justice system. Drop him a note at the website If you or your child is in trouble, he may be able to help, give him a call (2523390000) or E-mail at Dear Dr. Crime: I see TV reports about police that confuse me. What is going on? Police Fan Dear Fan: Dr. Richard Johnson of the Dolan Consulting Group out of Raleigh, NC has recently released a review of the research about police myths. I will try to summarize his important paper. 406A-1 South Griffin Street Elizabeth City, North Carolina Office (252) 331-1628 Fax (252) 331-1657 Specializing in all custom woodwork, new construction & historic restoration: - Custom Built Furniture - Built-in Cabinets - Fireplace Mantels - Interior Trim - Staircase’s - Sun Rooms Like Us on FaceBook! Free Estimates, Fully Insured, & Satisfaction Guaranteed Free Estimates Fully Insured, & Professional Satisfaction Guaranteed ! Contractors! Call for Price List! Epidemic use of force: Criminals caused 16.3 times more deaths than police. 30.5% more deaths were caused by falls and 34.2% more deaths were caused by motor vehicles than by police. The profession responsible for the vast number of deaths is the medical profession. Compare the 990 police caused deaths with the 251,454 deaths caused by medical errors! Deaths by police are on the rise: Center for Disease Control shows a decline from 2012-2014 with an average decline of 3.3% per year. Police kill unarmed people: Armed cannot mean only a gun or knife, it includes motor vehicles, clubs, and hands used by assailants, or 11% of police killed were by unarmed citizens and 9.3 percent of those killed by police were “unarmed”. Police target African-American men: Johnson reports “…258 of the 990 individuals killed by the police in 2015 were African – American , all but 10 of which were male. So that means 25% of those who died from police use of force in 2015 were African American men and 1% were African American women. On the other hand, 468 (47.3%) of those killed by police in 2015 were White (non-Latino) males and 26 (2.6%) were white (non-Latino) females. In other words, almost twice as many non-Latino Whites died from police use of force as did African-Americans” . Johnson reports African American men are 14.4 time more likely to die in a traffic accident than from the police. They are 27.4 times more likely to be murdered than killed by police. Implicit Bias by Police drives Deadly Force: Citing a review of 46 research studies involving 5,600 subjects, Johnson reported an absence of research findings of racially prejudicial behavior. He pointed out that the research showed police drew their guns, fired or accidently shot White suspects more than African American suspects. Excessive Force is linked to a lack of Diversity of Police Forces: The US Dept. of Justice reported 12.2 % of police are African American, 11.6 % are Hispanic and 3.5% are other non-white, that is about the % in the population. Many of the major cities have police forces that are a majority nonwhite. What should we conclude? Johnson pointed out that there are roughly 385,000,000 police citizen contacts, and 11,205,833 arrests per year. Those actions involve 48,315 officers assaulted and 990 suspects killed. Let’s follow the research and help the kids from early age to be good citizens. Educators: that means Ethics Courses. We should improve and increase our research into causes and expand our human relations training in our police academies. Albemarle Tradewinds September 2016 11