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CNN 2010-05-10

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Do you have the saying ‘Spare the rod, spoil the child’? In Dallas, there’s a push to return the rod well, the paddle anyway. Five years ago, the Dallas independent School District banned paddling but now one tutor has started a movement to bring back what’s called licks. He says just the threat of physical punishment keeps kids in line and teachers agree. They need more to control the students. Just ask the teacher, who just now recovered from the torn cartilage in her knee, courtesy of a second grader.

'We have students that don’t take the teachers seriously. They are sent on referrals to the office and sent back and it’s like a joke to them.'

'The psychology1 of it that the threat of licks, I think that’s what’s so effective.'

Dallas morning news reports suspensions in Dallas schools have surged since the district ended paddling.

Remember all that ridiculous ‘pull the plug on grandma’ talk last year? Yeah, apparently2. If you want bad things to happen to grandma just send her to a nursing home in Oklahoma. A state investigation3 found that residents with bedsores weren’t getting the right treatment and it was bad enough to do serious harm. Now, if that doesn’t get grandma, maybe the starvation will or the nasty cockroaches4. But hey, on the up side, at least one employee might have stolen thousands of dollars from grandma’s bank account. More now on this outrageous5 story from Dan Matthews of KWTV.

'They are virtually starving those people to death.'

Kay Emery's 92-year-old mother has been a resident of Mustang Manor6 since August. First, Emery noticed bruises7 on her mother’s face, then a drop in weight.

'My mother has lost so much weight and she is a small person. She is maybe probably not quite five-foot-tall now. And she has lost so much weight that her bones are protruding8.'

In the last two years, the Health Department has found enough problems at Mustang Manor to impose fines of over 35,000 dollars. More fines are coming because since February, inspections9 have found 27 deficiencies in nutrition and sanitation10. Meanwhile, Mustang police have investigated reports of crime at the center including embezzlement11.

'We received a call that a resident had, actually had written checks to an employee of the business to have them cashed and have the money returned to her and that she had not received those funds.'

The Health Department says some of the problems have been cleaned up but others remain.

'Most people complain but don’t do anything about it. And so, we are doing, we are trying to do something about it.'

You know, if you judge a civilization on how it treats its elderly folks, this place would be stuck somewhere in the Stone Age. At least seven complaints filed against Mustang Manor this year. No one from the officer is talking, of course. They’re supposed to come up with a plan to fix what’s wrong. Shame on you.
 


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1 psychology U0Wze     
n.心理,心理学,心理状态
参考例句:
  • She has a background in child psychology.她受过儿童心理学的教育。
  • He studied philosophy and psychology at Cambridge.他在剑桥大学学习哲学和心理学。
2 apparently tMmyQ     
adv.显然地;表面上,似乎
参考例句:
  • An apparently blind alley leads suddenly into an open space.山穷水尽,豁然开朗。
  • He was apparently much surprised at the news.他对那个消息显然感到十分惊异。
3 investigation MRKzq     
n.调查,调查研究
参考例句:
  • In an investigation,a new fact became known, which told against him.在调查中新发现了一件对他不利的事实。
  • He drew the conclusion by building on his own investigation.他根据自己的调查研究作出结论。
4 cockroaches 1936d5f0f3d8e13fc00370b7ef69c14c     
n.蟑螂( cockroach的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • At night, the cockroaches filled the house with their rustlings. 夜里,屋里尽是蟑螂窸窸瑟瑟的声音。 来自辞典例句
  • It loves cockroaches, and can keep a house clear of these hated insects. 它们好食蟑螂,可以使住宅免除这些讨厌昆虫的骚扰。 来自百科语句
5 outrageous MvFyH     
adj.无理的,令人不能容忍的
参考例句:
  • Her outrageous behaviour at the party offended everyone.她在聚会上的无礼行为触怒了每一个人。
  • Charges for local telephone calls are particularly outrageous.本地电话资费贵得出奇。
6 manor d2Gy4     
n.庄园,领地
参考例句:
  • The builder of the manor house is a direct ancestor of the present owner.建造这幢庄园的人就是它现在主人的一个直系祖先。
  • I am not lord of the manor,but its lady.我并非此地的领主,而是这儿的女主人。
7 bruises bruises     
n.瘀伤,伤痕,擦伤( bruise的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • He was covered with bruises after falling off his bicycle. 他从自行车上摔了下来,摔得浑身伤痕。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The pear had bruises of dark spots. 这个梨子有碰伤的黑斑。 来自《简明英汉词典》
8 protruding e7480908ef1e5355b3418870e3d0812f     
v.(使某物)伸出,(使某物)突出( protrude的现在分词 );凸
参考例句:
  • He hung his coat on a nail protruding from the wall. 他把上衣挂在凸出墙面的一根钉子上。
  • There is a protruding shelf over a fireplace. 壁炉上方有个突出的架子。 来自辞典例句
9 inspections c445f9a2296d8835cd7d4a2da50fc5ca     
n.检查( inspection的名词复数 );检验;视察;检阅
参考例句:
  • Regular inspections are carried out at the prison. 经常有人来视察这座监狱。
  • Government inspections ensure a high degree of uniformity in the standard of service. 政府检查确保了在服务标准方面的高度一致。 来自《简明英汉词典》
10 sanitation GYgxE     
n.公共卫生,环境卫生,卫生设备
参考例句:
  • The location is exceptionally poor,viewed from the sanitation point.从卫生角度来看,这个地段非常糟糕。
  • Many illnesses are the result,f inadequate sanitation.许多疾病都来源于不健全的卫生设施。
11 embezzlement RqoxY     
n.盗用,贪污
参考例句:
  • He was accused of graft and embezzlement and was chained and thrown into prison.他因被指控贪污盗窃而锒铛入狱。
  • The judge sent him to prison for embezzlement of funds.法官因他盗用公款将其送入监牢。
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