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    scroll for articles State wraps up case against defrocked priest By Denise Lavoie AP Prosecutors rested their child rape case against Paul Shanley on Monday
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2005
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      State wraps up case against defrocked priest By Denise Lavoie AP "Prosecutors
      rested their child rape case against Paul Shanley on Monday after a former
      classmate of his accuser testified that the former priest and the boy left
      Sunday school classes together on several occasions. Prosecutors have said Shanley,
      one of the most notorious figures in the clergy sex abuse scandal, would pull
      the boy from catechism classes at St. Jean's parish in Newton in order to
      rape him in the church confessional, pews, rectory and bathroom. Brendan
      Moriarty, who attended CCD classes with Shanley's accuser in the 1980s, said several
      boys were frequently sent out of the classroom when they became rowdy,
      including Shanley's accuser. He said he recalled seeing Shanley and his accuser
      leaving the classroom together."

      Impact of childhood abuse on the clinical course of bipolar disorder - JL
      Garno, JF Goldberg, PM Ramirez, BA Ritzler From the Department of Clinical
      Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York (Garno, Ramirez, Ritzler);
      and the Bipolar Disorders Research Program, Department of Psychiatry
      Research, The Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, New York (Goldberg)....Aims: To
      evaluate the prevalence and subtypes of childhood abuse reported by adult
      patients with bipolar disorder and relationship to clinical outcome. Method:
      Prevalence rates of childhood abuse were retrospectively assessed and examined
      relative to illness complexity in a sample of 100 patients at an academic specialty
      centre for the treatment of bipolar disorder. Results: Histories of severe
      childhood abuse were identified in about half of the sample and were associated
      with early age at illness onset. Abuse subcategories were strongly
      inter-related. Severe emotional abuse was significantly associated with lifetime
      substance misuse comorbidity and past-year rapid cycling. Logistic regression
      indicated a significant association between lifetime suicide attempts and severe
      childhood sexual abuse. Multiple forms of abuse showed a graded increase in risk
      for both suicide attempts and rapid cycling. Conclusion: Severe childhood trauma
      appears to have occurred in about half of patients with bipolar disorder, and
      may lead to more complex psychopathological manifestations. Source: Br J
      Psychiatry 2005; 186 (2): 121-125 http://www.bipolarnews.org/Abstract.htm

      The future of lying By Chris Summers BBC News "As the British government
      unveils plans to make lie detector tests mandatory for convicted paedophiles,
      some scientists in the US are working on more advanced technology which might
      be better equipped at detecting deception. ..The US Department of Defense has
      given Dr Jennifer Vendemia a $5m grant to work on her theory that by monitoring
      brainwaves she can detect whether someone is lying. She claims the system has
      an accuracy of between 94% and 100% and is an improvement on the existing
      polygraph tests, which rely on heart rate and blood pressure, respiratory rate
      and sweatiness." http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/4169313.stm

      U.S. Judge: Guantanamo Suspects Have Rights
      Jan 31, 12:05 PM (ET)
      By James Vicini
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge dealt a setback to the Bush
      administration and ruled on Monday that the Guantanamo Bay terrorism suspects can challenge
      their confinement and the procedures in their military tribunal review
      process are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Joyce Hens Green said the
      prisoners at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have constitutional
      protections under U.S. law. "The court concludes that the petitioners have stated
      valid claims under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution and
      that the procedures implemented by the government to confirm that the
      petitioners are 'enemy combatants' subject to indefinite detention violate the
      petitioners' rights to due process of law," Green wrote. More than 540 suspects are
      being held at Guantanamo after being detained during the 2001 invasion of
      Afghanistan and in other operations in the U.S. war on terrorism. They are al Qaeda
      suspects and accused Taliban fighters. The ruling pertained to only 50
      detainees. Bush administration attorneys argued the prisoners have no constitutional
      rights and their lawsuits challenging the conditions of their confinement and
      seeking their release must be dismissed.

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