Posted by: arinas | May 28, 2009


It like one of our own has won an award for teaching. Congratulations to them, and to all the others. 

Here is the article: 


In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we’d like to thank all the teachers, everywhere, for their hard work and dedication. The following teachers were selected for their excellence in teaching.

They were chosen based on their qualifications, dedication, and devotion to their students.

They represent teachers from all across the country and all grades, these educators teach young boys and girls from 1st grade to teenage seniors. In between they educate our pre-teen Junior High boys and girls. Like these teachers, their students come from all walks of life. From the inner cities to rural country schools. From wealthy private schools to the poorest systems in the poorest states. They teach everything from math, science, and English, to sex education and driver’s education. They deal with all the problems teachers face in today’s educational field. Children from broken homes, drug addicted parents, absentee fathers, and child abuse. Add to that mix the problems facing children today like sexual predators, child molesters, and pedophiles, combined with sexually active teenagers and sexually active pre-teen boys and girls. 

Most of these young boys and girls are curious and confused. Many teens are now taking photos of themselves nude or naked in sexual poses and e-mailing them to each other in a new rage called “Sexting.” This latest form of child pornography is illegal at both the state and federal level. Teenagers involved in this can be charged with Production of Child Pornography, Distribution of Child Pornography, and Possession of Child Pornography.

But, through it all, these teachers, and many others not listed here, persevere and prevail. Working with our children: The next generation.  For that we salute them for their dedication and love for children. Their devotion to our children is what makes them special, and we’d like to thank them all. 

Mary Ackerson
Glerum Elementary School • West Olive (MI)

Susan Agate
Solomon Schechter Day School • Evanston (IL)

S. Jill Allen
Walton Elementary School • Durham (ME)

Jeanette Althouse
Sutton Elementary School • Saronville (NE)

Tina Arenas
Biscayne Elementary Community School • Miami Shores (FL)

Jacquelyn Ashby
Sumrall Elementary School • Petal (MS)

Allison Bakken
Cecelia Hazelton Elementary School • Townsend (MT)

Jeannie Ballard
Paul H. Cale Elementary School • Charlottesville (VA)

Tonya Barber
Rustburg Elementary School • Altavista (VA)

Cassandra Barnes
Sojourner School • Milwaukie (OR)

Donna Barton
Cedar Hills Elementary School • Middleburg (FL)

Kristy Batchelor
Frontier Valley Elementary • Denver (CO)

Mary Bearkland
Allen Road Elementary School • North Syracuse (NY)

Allison Bemiss
Briarwood Elementary School • Bowling Green (KY)

Linda Berryhill
Centerville Elementary School • Terrell (TX)

Angel Bestwick
Dallas Elementary School • Harveys Lake (PA)

Pamela Bishop
Coker Elementary School • Chatsworth (GA)

Elissa Borges
Gastineau Elementary School • Douglas (AK)

Joseph Branco
Morris K. Udall School • Phoenix (AZ)

Jim Brant
Blair Mill Elementary School • Doylestown (PA)

Theresa Brawley
Fairmont Elementary School • Fresno (CA)

David Brinson
Fair Street IB World School • Gainesville (GA)

Britni Brooks
Dresden Elementary School • Atlanta (GA)

Cindy Brown
Horace Mann Elementary School • Woodward (OK)

Dana Brown
Pebble Creek Elementary School • College Station (TX)

Heather Brown
Lake Wylie Elementary School • Fort Mill (SC)

Andrea Broyles
Corbin Elementary School • Corbin (KY)

Martha Buffington
A. L. Smith Elementary School • Monroe (LA)

Edith Burton

Annapolis ES *  Annapolis, (MD)


Ross Bussell
Mesilla Park Elementary School • Las Cruces (NM)

Jacky Byatt
Budewig Intermediate School • Houston (TX)

Shylonda Cameron
L. O. Kimberly Elementary School • Atlanta (GA)

Amy Carneyhan
Trigg County Intermediate School • Cadiz (KY)

Trinica Carpenter
Nancy Reynolds Elementary • Mt. Airy (NC)

Alaine Catanio
George Y. Komure Elementary School • Stockton (CA)

Zachary Champagne
Mandarin Oaks Elementary School • Jacksonville (FL)

Lara Chapman
Giddings Intermediate School • Dime Box (TX)

Greg Chapuis
Oakridge Elementary School • Arlington (VA)

Jillian Cheney
Kankakee Valley Intermediate School • Wheatfield (IN)

Heather Cherry
Tony Goetz Elementary School • Muskogee (OK)

Kimberly Chiappone
Highland Elementary School • Hamburg (NY)

Holly Chilek
Bonner Elementary School • Tyler (TX)

Rewa Chisholm
Robles Elementary School • Tampa (FL)

Jennifer Chotard
Bayyari Elementary School • Fayetteville (AR)

Nicole Cindrich
Brookside Elementary School • Brewster (NY)

Carey Cleer
Mills Elementary School • Hobbs (NM)

Allison Cohen
Loker School • Wayland (MA)

Kahlea Collins
Frazier Preparatory Academy • Chicago (IL)

Joni Cooke
Turner Elementary School • Turner (ME)

Patricia Craddock
Little Oak Middle School • Slidell (LA)

Sue Curry
Braden River Elementary School • Bradenton (FL)

Ian Cutler
Clifton Elementary School #12 • Hopatcong (NJ)

Jennifer Daftari
Jay Elementary School • Grove (OK)

Julie Dally
Crittenden County Elementary School • Marion (KY)

Cathy Darley
East Omak Elementary School • Omak (WA)

Tomekia Darrisaw
Diamond Lakes Elementary School • Augusta (GA)

Tamara Daugherty
Lakeville Elementary School • Orlando (FL)

Joseph DeBell
Ellis B. Hyde Elementary School • Geneseo (NY)

Denise Dennis
Kate Sullivan Elementary School • Tallahassee (FL)

Amy DeWitt
J.V. Washam Elementary School • Cornelius (NC)

Raegan Dillon
Howard Elementary School • Savannah (GA)

Keri Dowdy
Sedalia Elementary School • Sedalia (KY)

Candy Duff
Taylor Ranch Elementary School • Venice (FL)

Matthew Dunckel
Stevens Brook Elementary School • Bridgton (ME)

Julie Dwyer
Forts Ferry Elementary School • Waterford (NY)

Natalie Eckhart
Lovelia P. Flournoy Elementary School • Manhattan Beach (CA)

Susan Edwards
Kettle Falls Elementary School • Kettle Falls (WA)

Ann Ehler
Manatee Elementary School • Viera (FL)

LuAnn Engleman
Kimberlin Academy for Excellence • Garland (TX)

Joseph Espinosa
Hooper Avenue Elementary School • Alhambra (CA)

Micki Foster
Lamar County Elementary School • Griffin (GA)

Jean Fox
Boeckman Creek Primary School • Sherwood (OR)

Corrie Freeman
Hardin Park Elementary School • Boone (NC)

Kathleen Gaare-Wiese
Creal Springs School • Creal Springs (IL)

Gilberto Garcia
Budlong Avenue Elementary School • La Puente (CA)

Jennifer Gates
Powers Ferry Elementary School • Marietta (GA)

Karen Gemmer
Jefferson Elementary • San Francisco (CA)

Shannon Gonzalez
Jefferson-Hunt Elementary School • Calimesa (CA)

Steve Goodpaster
Station Camp Elementary School • Hendersonville (TN)

Kristin Gray
Rehoboth Elementary School • Lewes (DE)

Eva Graves
Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School • Charlotte (NC)

Stacey Greene
Hopi Elementary School • Phoenix (AZ)

Christina Guasto
Jay W. Jeffers Elementary School • Las Vegas (NV)

Tiffanie Hackworth-Suder
Camargo Elementary School • Mount Sterling (KY)

Stefanie Hamble
John F. Kennedy Elementary School • Jeffersonville (VT)

Dennis Harris
Greensboro East Elementary School • Greensboro (AL)

Rosemarie Harris
Grandview School • Piscataway (NJ)

Todd Hartwig
Brown Street Academy • Milwaukee (WI)

Andrea Hayden
Spring Creek Elementary School • Laramie (WY)

Christa Hays
Discovery Canyon Campus • Colorado Springs (CO)

Joyce Henk
Green Valley Elementary School • Keller (TX)

Jenny Hewitt
The Pomfret School • South Royalton (VT)

Louisa Hodges
Bethany Christian School • Baker (LA)

Laura Hollins
College Hills Elementary School • College Station (TX)

Lauren Horsfall
Chester Academy • Derry (NH)

Adrian Howie
South Breeze Elementary School • Newton (KS)

Terry Howie
Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School • Memphis (TN)

Yelena Hunt
Gadsden Performing and Fine Arts Academy • Rincon (GA)

Els Jacobse
Juarez Elementary • San Diego (CA)

Nandi Jno-Charles
C. J. Hicks Elementary School • Conyers (GA)

Mariah Johnson
Henry School District • Henry (SD)

Mary Johnson
Griffith Elementary School • Jasper (TN)

Allison Jonas
Lankershim Elementary School • Chatsworth (CA)

Martha Kazmierczak
Central Elementary School • Sturgis (MI)

Pam Kiper
Bledsoe Co. Schools • Pikeville (TN)

Kasie Kline
Mittelstadt Elementary School • Spring (TX)

Kate Kniss
Velma Linford Elementary School • Laramie (WY)

Jolene Kratz
Cub Run Elementary School • Harrisonburg (VA)

Yau-Jau Ku
Enrichment Academy at Western Hills • Northglenn (CO)

Abigale Lane
Sojourner School • Portland (OR)

Tami Lemire
Mulberry Elementary School • Houma (LA)

Laurie Lesh
Greenwood School District • Liverpool (PA)

Cathy Leverette
McKay Elementary School • Beaverton (OR)

Amy Lockhart
Malcolm Price Laboratory School • Denver (IA)

Gloria Lopez-Rangel
Joslin Elementary School • Austin (TX)

Julie Lyons
Tice Elementary School • Houston (TX)

Linda Martin
Dogwood Elementary School • Middleburg (VA)

Nancy McClintock
Center for Creative Learning • Clayton (MO)

Karen McCollister
Minshew Elementary School • McKinney (TX)

Demetria McCreary
Eastern Wayne Elementary School • Goldsboro (NC)

Elizabeth McEvoy
El Toyon Elementary School • National City (CA)

Sally McGuire
Greensboro West Elementary • Greensboro (AL)

Willie McIntyre
Morris Middle School • Houston (TX)

Kelly Mills
Ekron Elementary School • Guston (KY)

Gina Monger
Bowers Elementary School • Massillon (OH)

Susan Moore
Henry R. A. Carey Elementary School • Middletown (RI)

Katie Morgan
Coyote Hills Elementary School • Glendale (AZ)

Shayann Moses
Jay W. Jeffers Elementary School • Henderson (NV)

Dianne Nelson
Huntley Hills Elementary and Montessori School • Roswell (GA)

Terrica Newby
Instructional Resource Center • Ivor (VA)

Marsha Newman
McMillan Elementary School • Salt Lake City (UT)

Nicole O’Banion
Greensburg Elementary School • Campbellsville (KY)

Erin O’Bryant
Emerson Parkside Academy Charter School • Irvine (CA)

Carrie ONeil
Highcrest Elementary School • Wethersfield (CT)

Melissa Oyloe-Bauer
Stony Creek Elementary School • Williston (ND)

Lauren Paquette
Burton Elementary School • Ferndale (MI)

JoAnn Parizek
Jupiter Elementary School • Jupiter (FL)

Diana Pasuth
Franklin School • New Haven (CT)

Betsy Penn
Kate Sullivan Elementary School • Tallahassee (FL)

Norma Perez
Fred R. Sanders Elementary School • Corpus Christi (TX)

Anna Potterat
Marymount School of New York • New York (NY)

Michelle Priester
Clay County Elementary School • Fort Gaines (GA)

Breigh Rainey
Zachary Elementary School • Gonzales (LA)

Kim Ramsey
George B. Longan French Magnet • Kansas City (MO)

Robert Rand
Cyber Village Academy • Minneapolis (MN)

Michelle Rastetter
Central Elementary School • Mansfield (OH)

Trista Read
Copper Ridge School • Phoenix (AZ)

Nashua Rhinehart
Frontier Elementary • Glendale (AZ)

Liza Rickey
Clark Elementary School • Issaquah (WA)

Donna Rivers
Cherokee Elementary School • Pascagoula (MS)

Chris Rogers
Harbins Elementary School • Bethlehem (GA)

Lauren Sabo
Glendale-Kenly Elementary School • Garner (NC)

Kim Sanders
Iroquois Point Elementary School • Ewa Beach (HI)

Amanda Santana
The Rice School • Stafford (TX)

Minerva Santerre
Frank C. Martin K-8 International Center • Miami (FL)

Carmela Scaravalle
Neil Armstrong Elementary School • Prospect Heights (IL)

Jessica Schenck
Chief Kamiakin Elementary School • Sunnyside (WA)

Brooke Scott
Sandlapper Elementary School • Columbia (SC)

Regina Scott
Creekside Elementary School • Greenwood (IN)

John Paul Sellars
Knightsville Elementary School • Summerville (SC)

Maria Shepherd
Glassell Park Elementary School • Santa Clarita (CA)

Faith Shiver
Jerger Elementary School • Thomasville (GA)

Jeanette Shropshire
Scanlan Oaks Elementary School • Missouri City (TX)

Katie Siemieniec
Minooka Intermediate School • Gardner (IL)

Carol Skousen
Twin Peaks Elementary School • Holladay (UT)

Allison Slattery
Bonsall West Elementary School • Vista (CA)

Bridget Smith
Cayuga Elementary School • West Babylon (NY)

Eva Lyn Smith
Lincoln Elementary School • Plainfield (IL)

Barbara Sohler
Valley Catholic Elementary School • Beaverton (OR)

Erin Sponaugle
Tomahawk Intermediate School • Martinsburg (WV)

Mirandi Squires
Johnsonville Elementary School • Hemingway (SC)

Janis Sramek
Gulfstream Elementary School • Princeton (FL)

Nancy St. Germain
E. S. Richardson Elementary School • Sibley (LA)

Monteigne Staats
Fredericksburg Elementary School • Boerne (TX)

Lisa Starling
Bucknell Elementary School • Alexandria (VA)

Lisa Stevens
Trigg Intermediate School • Cadiz (KY)

Laura Storm
Spoede Elementary School • St. Louis (MO)

Sarah Stout
Phelps Luck Elementary School • Frederick (MD)

Yvonne Strange
Lake Murray Elementary School • Irmo (SC)

Debra Strong
Forest View Elementary School • Everett (WA)

Stephanie Sumner
The Dorset School • Dorset (VT)

Judith Sweet
Lakeview Elementary School • Old Hickory (TN)

Erik Taylor
City Academy • St. Louis (MO)

Deborah Thompson
Dodge Renaissance Academy • Chicago (IL)

Lisa Thompson-Weber
Brunson Elementary School • Clemmons (NC)

Sean Torchia
Nebo Elementary School • Dallas (GA)

Brian Torres
Aloha-Huber Park Elementary School • Portland (OR)

Anne Tunney
Jefferson Elementary School • Erie (PA)

Margaret Turlington
Union County Elementary School • Blairsville (GA)

Julia Vincent
Colonies North Elementary School • San Antonio (TX)

Barbara Vukas
Sherwood Forest Elementary School • Federal Way (WA)

Janene Weaver
Fruitland Intermediate School • Emmett (ID)

Betsy Weigle
Holmes Elementary School • Spokane (WA)

Diane Wied
Giddings Intermediate School • Round Top (TX)

Vickie Weiss
City School • Grand Blanc (MI)

Katrice Williams
William Lee Hastings Elementary School • Dallas (TX)

Loren John Williams

Clark HS ◦ Las Vegas, (NV)
John C. Mead Elementary School • Ansonia (CT)

Merry Willis
Carmel Elementary School • Woodstock (GA)

John B. Monlux Elementary School • Northridge (CA)

Marie Wright
The River School • Washington (DC)

Ralph E. Hawes Elementary School • Irvine (CA)

Posted by: arinas | May 28, 2009

Prison Inmate Seeks to Undo Legal Challenge

I recently saw this news tidbit about this case which is being handled by an attorney named Loren John. I was wondering if this was the same Loren John that used to be from these parts? Does anyone know if this is the same Loren John? If so, how do people like Loren John Williams’ attorney sleep with themselves at night when they are trying to free murders like this person?


An Anne Arundel County man serving a prison sentence for murder is seeking to undo the results of a legal challenge that backfired. A lawyer for Tyrone Craig Williams of Annapolis Maryland who was sentenced last year to 40 years in prison had asked a three-judge panel to review that decision. But the panel, rather than reducing the sentence, determined that another 20 years were in order.

Loren John, Williams’ new lawyer says the order for a new sentence should be invalidated because the convicted murderer never signed the petition for a three judge panel review. Although judges in post-conviction sentencing proceedings can cut but not increase jail time, three-judge panels can do either. Prosecutor Michael Dunty argued Thursday that although Williams did not sign the petition, he was fully aware of what a three-judge panel entailed and never objected to the proceedings, even as the state contended that Williams’ sentence should be raised.

The panel judges did rule Thursday on the motion of defense attorney Loren John, saying that they needed more time to review records. Williams, 40, of Annapolis, Md, was sentenced to life in prison with all but 35 years suspended for his first-degree murder conviction in the 2007 shooting of his nephew, John Williams, at an Annapolis Land & Property real-estate office. Williams was initially charged with 1st degree murder and one count of child abuse charge since the teenage victim was under 18 years old at the time of the crime.

Loren John, Williams’ third attorney since the saga began argued that Williams was abandoned by his parents as a young boy and was taken in by his uncle who sexually abused the young boy.

Shocking the court at times with horrific tales of both child abuse and sexual child abuse as a young boy and as a teenager Loren John pleaded for the court’s mercy on Williams.

Williams’ trouble began when he broke into the Annapolis office of a known pornographer and suspected pedophile and stole a video camera and digital camera. When he pawned the items in John Williams’ name, he violated the parole of his nephew. Once his nephew learned of this, he confronted his uncle, Tyrone Williams. A fight ensued and Tyrone Williams ended up shooting the teenaged John Williams.

The court has 30 days to render its decision on whether it will or will not invalidate the increase in Williams’s time.

Posted by: arinas | May 28, 2009


Has anyone seen a list of the investors in the latest Ponzi money scam? I read where William Parente, the New York Lawyer that killed himself and his family at a Towson hotel last week, did it to avoid being charged with scamming investors for 20 million dollars. I am hoping Loren Williams or his Company Annapolis Land & Property LTD. of Annapolis Maryland is one of the newest losers. I heard he lost 3 million in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme (see article below), and figure he may have had some money with Parente.

Williams seems to have money in all types of things. I know he has 50 thousand dollars of money he made when he sold a house he bought from me. He didn’t even own it for 2 years when he flipped it. This was a house I was forced to sell to avoid foreclosure. How does he figure he is entitled to make that kind of money for doing nothing but being at the right place at the right time? If I had known my home was going to be worth that much more money in 20 months I would never have sold it. I hate him and hope he loses all of his money.

They say what goes around, comes around, and nowhere is that more accurate than in the revelation of the latest loser in Bernard Madoff’s alleged Ponzi scheme. Nestled among the famous Hollywood stars and big name billionaires on Bernard Madoff’s recently released list clients was one relatively unknown real estate investor named Loren J. Williams. Williams, a mere multi-millionaire, is the infamous owner of Annapolis Land & Property, of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Going at times by Loren John Williams, John Loren Williams, and Loren J. Williams, he is also known as an aggressive player in the real estate market of Annapolis, MD. Williams is rumored to have had over $2.9 million invested with Madoff though the myriad of multiple real estate Trusts he owned and controlled.

Exact figures are impossible to determine due to Williams refusal to comment on which trusts he owns and controls, but one thing is certain, he stands to lose all he has invested in the fraud. Bernard Madoff’s 50 Billion dollar Ponzi scam has impacted people from wealthy Hollywood personalities like Steven Speilburg and Zha Zha Gabor, to simple Florida retirees, many who had their entire life savings invested with Madoff. Officials estimate that even if Williams loses the entire $2.9 Million, he will still be far from poor. Williams made the lion’s share of his wealth with his ultra aggressive real estate programs that critics claim capitalized on the unsophisticated and often uneducated owners in foreclosure.

Many of these individuals who were forced to sell their homes to Williams at significant discounts when in foreclosure expressed their pleasure in hearing Williams was losing some of what they feel was ill gained money. I’m glad to see Loren John Williams or John Loren Williams, -whatever name he uses- lose some of his money in a scam. It shows there is always someone smarter than those who know it all, stated one unhappy individual who sold his home to Williams and rented it back rather than lose it to the bank. The seller, who wishes to remain anonymous, claims he had over $75,000 in equity when he found himself behind in payments and in foreclosure. Faced with few options, and no other buyers, he sold his house to one of the many Trusts Williams owns, for little more than what was owed. Neither Loren J. Williams nor Bernard Madoff would comment on the loss, and we may never know how much either lost or stole.

Posted by: arinas | May 28, 2009

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