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By Tom Fitton
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Michael Baker
A former senior executive at a Texas-based medical-device company has pleaded guilty in a $400 million scheme to defraud the company's shareholders and members of the investing public by falsely inflating the company's earnings.
Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other top officials of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark, according to church personnel files.
Secret files kept for decades by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles on priests accused of sexually abusing children soon could become public as a five-year legal battle over the release reaches its endgame.
Eternal vigilance is the price of being a guard at this U.S. military detention center, where some of its 166 detainees from the war on terrorism believe they are "still in the fight."
Garrett Wittels said he would tip his cap to whomever ended his hitting streak.
Police arrested a mother after she reportedly told officers she didn't want her children any longer.
Baker told Mahony at a retreat in 1986 that he had molested two young boys, but the cardinal has said he didn't alert anyone because the
"The detainees have their own rank structure inside — who's in charge, who's not — and it's no different from any other prison in the United States," he said.