This spring, Univision's Channel 34 aired a breezy segment on a new "boot camp" for troubled youths, a "Police Program for Juveniles" run by experienced police officers, according to the television piece. Interviewed for the segment was the camp's co director, Alex Nava, a veteran officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. Neither Nava nor the reporter used the phrase "LAPD" during the eight minute news piece. But a police connection was obvious: the footage showed armed, uniformed cops from the city's Department of General Services leading military style training drills at Nava's Juvenile Intervention Program. Following the discovery of earlier video of the Hollywood based camp, the privately run program is under investigation by the LAPD. Among other issues, the department is studying whether the class was presented inadvertently or not as an LAPD program. LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith declined to comment on the Channel 34 segment, but he acknowledged the department doesn't want to be misrepresented. "We don't want Spanish speaking moms thinking this is a LAPD program," Smith said. The emergence of the Channel 34 program is the latest twist in the controversy over the camp, which is under examination by the LAPD, the Department of General Services, and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Operated out of a Hollywood school by LAPD officers Nava and Ismael Gonzalez, the program was run without the knowledge of the LAPD's top brass. Legislators are also weighing in, suggesting parents may inherently trust uniformed officers at boot camps, whether sanctioned by a government agency or not, because they represent discipline and expertise. "These parents are almost desperate when they choose these camps," said Suzanne Reed, chief of staff for state Sen. Carol Liu, D Glendale, speaking generally about camps. We hold these people in high esteem because they have integrity." Prompted by concern over alleged abuse at a Pasadena boot camp, Liu is pushing for a law to require oversight and accreditation of camps. Such legislation would have required the Hollywood camp operators to register with the state. In an interview last week, Gonzalez, co founder of the Hollywood boot camp, defended the 12 week Juvenile Intervention Program as a positive experience for troubled youths. The program had no affiliation with the LAPD, he said, nor did he wear an LAPD uniform during classes. But he acknowledged that Department of General Services officers who volunteered at the site wore official uniforms. Formerly a separate city agency, the Department of General Services began merging with the LAPD on July 1. Confusingly, the terms Juvenile Intervention Program and the Los Angeles Police Department's Juvenile Impact Program are used interchangeably in one section of an application for Nava and Gonzalez's program. The application has been removed from the program's web site, but still can be found online. The LAPD's Juvenile Impact Program is a sanctioned class which uses military style drills to discipline and train children. That class was used as the model for Nava and Gonzalez's program. Nava referred questions to his attorney, Richard F. Pintal, a high profile lawyer who has represented Lindsay Lohan and Redmond O'Neal. Pintal didn't return calls. According to Cmdr. Smith, LAPD officers are permitted to run private businesses while off duty, and may use the phrase "police officers" or "police program" when promoting their work. But using the term "Los Angeles Police Department" or "LAPD" in the promotion of any outside businesses is banned. An officer who used the term "LAPD" on a website for his own SWAT training company recently was asked by the department to change the wording, Smith said. Meanwhile, Nava and Gonzalez filled out no official paperwork with LAUSD to use space at the Hollywood school, wrote Eileen Ma, Leasing Space Utilization Director at LAUSD, in an email. Her department gave an initial rent assessment of $23,000 for the camp to use the space. But unbeknownst to Ma, the school's principal, Victorio R. Gutierrez, let the camp use the site for free as a goodwill gesture. Despite any official sign off from the LAPD or LAUSD, the Juvenile Intervention Program was popular enough that its organizers intended to start another class this fall. Parents like Sandra Espinoza praised the class for turning around her 11 year old son, who called her names and spit in her face, according to the Channel 34 show. He learned the behavior, she said, from one of her boyfriends. Many kids put into boot camps lack a strong male figure in their household, said Marine Corps Sgt. Edgar Alvarado, who runs 180 Recon, an independent military boot camp in East Los Angeles. His camp draws kids from throughout the region, including Sherman Oaks and North Hills. It also made headlines last year amid a lawsuit filed by two mothers alleging abuse of their sons at the site. Alvarado supports legislation to regulate boot camps, and welcomes more oversight by social workers and police officers. Boot camps get a bad rap because of misconceptions about the programs, he believes. "Everything should have some type of regulation," Alvarado said. 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The demonstration project, unveiled Tuesday by GM and Shell, will be the most extensive attempt so far in the United States other than in California to prove the viability of fuel cell vehicles and of hydrogen as a motor fuel. The project will show that that the chicken and egg problem can be solved, say GM Vice President Larry Burns and Shell Hydrogen CEO Donald Huberts. They refer to the big question that has nagged proponents of switching to a hydrogen economy: Which comes first, the fuel or the vehicles that can use it? For the next two years, the vehicles Opel Zafira minivans from GM of Europe, equipped with GM's HydroGen3 powertrain will be used to give rides and driving opportunities to people in the Washington area. A GM staff person likely will be with each vehicle at all times, company officials say. Burns says the goal is to collect 10,000 "impressions." In other words, three or four people, on average, will ride or drive each of the Zafiras, five days a week. The companies will be gathering information as well as expanding public understanding of the technology, they say. "We have to make it real in the eyes of customers," Burns says. The targeted audience will include federal officials, members of Congress and their staffs and other people who influence policy making, the companies explain, but the some members of the general public will also participate. Several o the Zafiras will use gaseous hydrogen. Others will use the liquid form. Both forms, extracted from natural gas, will be available at the same gasoline station, the executives explain. Fuel cells combine hydrogen from a fuel source with oxygen from the air to make electricity to power a vehicle, with only water as a byproduct. While they promise a petroleum free, pollution free future, major obstacles remain. The big ones are cost and producing fuel in non polluting, economical ways. President Bush, whose administration wants to spend $1.7 billion over five years on research on hydrogen fuel and fuel cell vehicles, raised public consciousness of the technology by mentioning it in his State of the Union address in January. Burns says GM and Shell made the deal to do the Washington demonstration in November but are eager to take advantage of the interest stimulated by the president. The first two Zafiras arrive in May. The fuel pump is to be operational by October. Transported hydrogen will be used until the station is ready, the companies say. Men Nike Free Run 2 Stealth Black White,Nike is a brand name synonymous to shoes. It's a household name that has accumulated billions in revenue since its humble beginnings. It's everybody favorite shoe company. Nike was founded in 1962, by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight in the trunk of Knight's car and was originally started as Blue Ribbon Sports. Nike emanated from two sources: Bill Bowerman's quest for lighter, more durable racing shoes for his University of Oregon runners, and Knight's search for a way to make a living without having to give up his love of athletics. The name 'Nike' was established in 1972 after the winged Greek goddess of victory. Instead of a wing, Nike incorporated the "Swoosh". The "Swoosh" is well known all around the world, designed by Carolyn Davidson in 1971, for ONLY $35.00. Caroline Davidson was at that time, a student at Portland State University majoring in advertising. Meeting Phil Knight while he was teaching accounting classes, she started freelancing for his company. She designed the Swoosh and got paid $35. Together with the Swoosh, Nike is also known for its signature tagline Just Do It that makes Nike stand out like no other company. Bowerman was the coach for the track team of the University of Oregon where Phil Knight ran in 1959. Bowerman's desire for better quality running shoes clearly influenced Knight in his search for a marketing strategy. Spurred with this burning desire, the birth of one of the world's most influential and strongest brand began to take shape. It took a while for the name 'Nike' to sink in minds and hearts of shoe fans and sports enthusiasts as well as to establish the great name they have today. Nike took formation while Knight took his MBA at Stanford in the early '60s with Frank Shallenberger. The semester long project was to create a small business of your own and device a marketing plan with it. to be distributed, Knight finally found his market niche. However, Shallenberger thought the idea interesting, but felt it was nothing more than Knight's marketing ideas for the project, something that would not take off as a business jackpot. By the late '70s, Blue Ribbon Sports officially became Nike and went from $10 million to $270 million in sales, and all from the back of a car. Many people complained about how Nikes were not made in the United States in the beginning of the 80s. The term 'Sweatshop' came about this time when people were mad of the way Nike shoes were made in Vietnam, China, and Indonesia where the people were paid in low wages and were subjected to very poor working conditions. This was a major public relations issue that led to the boycotting of Nike products worldwide, particularly in the US. Though that, this didn't stop people from purchasing Nike products and Nike continued to grow. The turning point for the Nike Company came about in 1985 with the world's greatest basketball player Michael Jordan came into play among Nike bigwigs. With Michael Jordan, Nike climbed new heights with the ever popular "Air Jordan" shoe along with the apparels. 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I was in the store about 20 30 minutes and the two sales ladies repeatedly walked over by me and still had nothing to say. The one young lady spoke of her boyfriend being in or working at a hospital. She then whispered, "It has been really slow today." There is a quick fix to that; acknowledge your customers and maybe they will buy more and then it wouldn't be as slow. In conclusion, the shoe selection is great and it is a great place to go if you don't mind spending money where you feel ignored. Next stop, Cherry Bomb Atlanta, what a breath of fresh air. Not only do they have a wonderful clothing and accessory selection, but they have a great shoe selection. I saw a pair of Michael Antonio shoes that I just had to have, and yes I bought them. The staff was warm and friendly and the character of Cherry Bomb yells Little Five Points. It is swanky and quaint. This was my first time there, and I will be returning for sure. In conclusion, you too should visit Cherry Bomb Atlanta. I ran out of time and only had time to stop by those two stores, but don't worry, there will be more stores in more areas and I will be there to give you all the shoelicious details. If you have a shoe or a shoetique, let me create the buzz for you. If I write it, they will come. Email me you can count the number of shoes you have, then you don't have enough CaMillionShoes Atlanta Shoes Examiner Janis Middleton is an Atlanta native that loves all things related to shoes and fashion. She has seen Atlanta's fashion sense evolve in so many ways over the years. She loves to talk, read, and watch the fashion in her beloved city, and reach out to many other cities around the world. She is a regular at all of the trendy spots around the city and loves to see whats new and hot in Atlanta's fashion world. But as long. Tips for moving houseplants from outdoors to indoorsMany gardeners keep their houseplants outside during the summer and move them inside for the winter. 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The ground, being very hard, does not absorb the energy but rather, pushes back up into the feet and legs. That means that all of the impact is coming back to you at a higher rate depending on your weight and your speed as well as the way that your foot strikes the ground. Some people strike with their whole foot while others may roll their foot inward or outward. Still others may only strike with the ball of their foot. All of these things together are the reason your legs feel achy and sore when you are done running. It may also be the reason that runners end up with injuries, particularly in their knees and their hips. And while a good pair of fitted shoes is beneficial, the gel that is inside of these can absorb more of the impact, displacing it and keeping you from feeling all of the stress. They may not make you run better or longer, but they will make the run more comfortable. If you are free from some of the pain, you may be able to do more and eventually, push past your wall and get more distance if that is what you are working for. While these types of shoes may absorb some of the impact, it is not guaranteed that it will keep you from feeling pain or exhaustion, especially if your foot strike is off in any way. The experts all agree that a pair of shoes that you wear more than two to three times a week should be replaced every six months or less. If you are running more than two to three times a week, or are very overweight, you may need to replace your shoes more frequently. When you are in the market for a new pair of shoes, you might consider upgrading to gel shoes.
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