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Gastonia Gaston Gazette (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, Gastonia, North Carolina Page edited by Lauren Frame the Gazette i nation / world monday March 30, 2015 Sash holy week christians around the world wave fronds the associated press christians around the world Are marking Palm sunday by waving fronds attending Church services and visiting Sites in the holy land at the Start of the holy week that ends with easter. Crowds of faithful gathered in Jerusalem s Church of the holy sepulchre the traditional site of Jesus crucifixion and resurrection. Many waved the fronds to symbolize How worshippers greeted Jesus More than 2,000 years ago As he triumphantly returned to Jerusalem. Later in the Day hundreds of Christian pilgrims marched behind a White Donkey from the mount of olives to the holy City retracing Jesus traditional route into Jerusalem. At the Vatican Pope Francis marked Palm sunday in St. Peters Square. In keeping with the simple tone of his 2-year-old papacy Francis leaned on a Plain wooden pastoral staff instead of a traditionally More ornate one As he stood under a red canopy on the Basilica Steps. Worshippers also gathered in the nativity Church in Bethlehem the traditional site of Jesus birth clutching Olive branches and bouquets As they Sung in Praise. In Nigeria the faithful attended Church a Day after millions voted in a presidential election too close to Call Many praying for peace after violence marred its 2011 poll. Northeast despite highest Gas costs resists More pipelines Concord . Apr there is near Universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its Energy Supply to rein in the nations highest costs and that cheap abundant relatively clean natural Gas could be at least a Short term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those thorniest of questions How and where proposals to build or expand natural Gas pipelines Are met with an up swell of citizen discontent. At the end of last year a Massachusetts route selected by Texas based Kinder Morgan generated so much venom that the company nudged it North into new Hampshire a where the venom is also flowing freely. During this Winters town meetings a centuries old Staple of local governance in new England people in the nine towns touched by the route voted to oppose the project. That Northeast direct line is one of about 20 pipeline projects being proposed throughout the Northeast where savvy environmental and political forces Combine with population density to provide a formidable bulwark. There s another reason the loudest protests Are All coming from the Region they re where the Gas is waiting just East of the Gas Rich Marcellus shale Region. And these Are folks who pay a lot to stay warm in the Winter and keep the lights on in summer. According to the . Energy information administration new englander paid $14.52 per thousand cubic feet of Gas in 2014, compared to $10.94 for the rest of the nation. Iso new England which operates the regions Power Grid said in its 2015 regional electricity Outlook that natural Gas availability is a one of the most serious challenges a the Region faces As More Coal and Oil units go offline. The Kinder Morgan plan would take Gas from the plentiful Marcellus shale Region of Pennsylvania and pump it through a 36-Inch line from Wright n.y., to Dracut mass. Along the Way it would Cut across a 70-mile stretch of Southern new Hampshire tickling the Massachusetts line. Opponents worry about environmental and Scenic harm lower property values the potential for accidents and the idea that relying on natural Gas Only forestall a switch to More renewable sources. Florida we have blood More restrictive Spring break considered after shooting Panama pm Blach a. Apr a House party that dissolved into a Hail of gunfire and left seven Young people Hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a Spring break season they say has gotten out of control. The raucous parties in the Spring break capital of Panama City Beach have had politicians police and businesses ussling for years Over How much to crack Down on a key economic Force. That debate was revived again when a packed gathering of dancing 20-somethings turned into a sprawling crime scene Early saturday. The City Council held an emergency meeting to address Spring break allocating up to $200,000 in additional spending for increased police patrols. But motions introduced by councilman Keith Curry to ban alcohol on the Beach and to Roll Back the last Call on alcohol sales to Midnight were unsuccessful. Quot we have blood on our hands a Curry told his fellow Council members. Mckeithen had urged the Beach alcohol ban and Midnight last Call last year but Council members decided against them instead rolling Back last Call to 2 a m. Curry said sunday he realized they made a mistake As he went on patrols with police in recent weeks. 1 a it was woefully inadequate a he said. Offering a biblical judgment judge says youths found with alcohol willing to read revelation the Sun Herald ins Biloxi miss. A judge Albert Fountain offers youths found with alcohol an offer most done to refuse. In part they must write him a 1,000-word essay in order to keep the conviction off their records and avoid hefty costs. They can write the entire essay about the effects of alcohol but Fountain recommends they give him 500 words each on that and on the Book of revelation one of the most feared books in the Bible. Revelation is believed to contain prophetic words about the end times or the apocalypse and the second coming of Jesus Christ. It s also known for its symbolism including the Mark of the beast and the number 666. Perhaps no one has been As surprised at the response As Fountain. A live been doing this eight or to years and 19 out of 20 offenders read the Book and write about revelation Quot he said. Fountain has been a Harrison county Justice court judge in Biloxi for 20 years and do Iberville municipal court judge for to years. Quot i came up with this idea after thinking about ways to make a positive difference in the lives of youths a he said. Fountain said he spoke with an ethics expert to make sure he Wasny to overstepping his Bounds. Those who accept the plea offer must hand Over their Drivers License for to Days and maintain Good behaviour and Are placed on 90 Days of non reporting probation. The Case is then non adjudicated and it stays off their record. Those who done to accept the offer Are fined $500, ordered to pay a state assessment of $155.75 and lose their License for 90 Days. And the conviction stands As a Misdemeanour record. A when they read revelation they can to help but think about what we re heading for in the future if we done to do the right thing Quot Fountain said. A live had them come Back with tears in their he said. A they Tell me its a scary Book to read. I can to Force them to do it but All i can do is Plant a Fountain said he also has been surprised at the number of youths and parents who have never heard of the Book of revelation. And he a been surprised by favourable comments from parents in court and from phone Calls. Quot just today i heard of a woman who said her daughter came before me eight years ago and said it completely changed her daughter s life Quot Fountain said. He a encountered a few people who disagreed with his recommendation. A Elf they Tell me they re an atheist or done to believe in Jesus Christ i say a Well that a your opinion sir or Quot god has put it on my heart to do this a he said. 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