2005-12-15

Matt Brooks Responds to Reform Movement's Letter

I think this is a very polite and well written response. If you want to see the ad that the RJC is running in newspapers, follow the link at the end of the letter.

-Eli


 
  December 15, 2005  
 

Today Matthew Brooks, Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), responded to the letter he received from Rabbi David Saperstein of the Union for Reform Judaism's Religious Action Center, regarding the RJC's national advertising campaign.


 

Dear Rabbi Saperstein:

Let me begin by thanking you for the thoughtful attention you have given our ad and for your interest in engaging in a debate on our policy regarding Iraq. Despite our different perspectives over the war we both share a commitment to the Jewish people.

However, I do wish to address the following points raised in your letter. You asked several times that I consider the full resolution rather than "one line from a press release." Our ad was not intended as a response to the resolution. Rather, it was a direct response to the comments and pronouncement expressed in the URJ's press release, in which Rabbi Yoffie made this presumptuous and flawed statement:

"The sentiment was clear and overwhelming. American Jews and all Americans are profoundly critical of this War."

So now I ask you, do you continue to stand by the words of Rabbi Yoffie? Or, are you saying that Rabbi Yoffie misspoke? If so, the URJ should release a statement to clarify this and offer an apology.

Since you repeatedly referenced the URJ resolution on Iraq, I want to take the opportunity to raise with you an issue that troubles me greatly and should be equally concerning to you. The resolution expresses solidarity with the "Win Without War" coalition and highlights some of the "many mainstream American organizations" which are members of that group, including the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society (UMC).

Since you took the time to denounce groups like ANSWER and United for Peace and Justice, which are known for their anti-Israel positions, I thought I would point out that the UMC has formally stated its opposition to the "continued military occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, the confiscation of Palestinian land and water resources [and] the destruction of Palestinian homes." In addition, according to the UMC web site, the church's New England and Virginia Conferences have called for divestment of companies that support the "Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories."

And, with regard to the United Church of Christ, let me take this opportunity to point out that at their 25th General Synod they passed a resolution regarding Israel's security barrier that "calls upon the Israeli government to cease the project to construct the barrier, tear down the segments that have already been constructed and make reparations to those who have lost homes, fields, property and/or lives and health due to the barrier..."

Perhaps you were not aware of these positions. But now that you are, are you still comfortable with the URJ calling them "mainstream organizations" and aligning the Reform movement with them?

Let me conclude by responding to the point in your letter questioning where we could get the idea that Reform Judaism does not believe that "Freedom is Worth Fighting For." Let me direct your attention again to the URJ press release of November 18th in which you highlight a statement by Dr. Michael Rankin that says, "This is not a just war." We strongly beg to differ and so, may I add, will the millions of Iraqis who are risking their lives as I write this, simply by exercising their newly obtained freedom and the right to vote and choose their leaders.

It is absolutely inconsistent to argue that the freedom and democratization that we are fighting for in Iraq is an unjust war and then try to make the case, as you did in your letter to me, that the URJ does in fact believe that "Freedom is Worth Fighting For." Sorry, Rabbi Saperstein, but you simply cannot have it both ways. Where does the URJ really stand? If you don't agree with the comments in your press release that this is an unjust war, then clarify that publicly and offer an apology. If in fact you still maintain that this is an unjust war, then don't be offended by the message raised in our ad.

Rabbi Saperstein, reasonable people can differ on matters of public policy and a healthy debate on these issues within our community is vital. It is important, however, that organizations such as the URJ respect this diversity of opinion on the major issues of the day and refrain from claiming to speak out on behalf of an entire group. We strongly stand by the substance and message of our ads to counter the statements put forth by the URJ. Do you and the URJ still stand by Rabbi Yoffie's and Dr. Rankin's comments? If so, I'm interested in how you explain them in the context of this exchange, as well as the comments in the letter to me where you state that the URJ recognizes that they don't speak for all American Jews.

Thank you in advance for thoughtfully considering our views.

With best regards,

Matthew Brooks
Executive Director

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Kansas LODD

Sorry for the delayed posting.
 
-Eli
 

Lawrence paramedic killed in wreck

Ambulance crew members at scene of accident included roommate

By Mike Belt (Contact)

Friday, December 9, 2005

When a Shawnee County ambulance crew responded to a fatal wreck Monday night east of Topeka, the last thing they expected to find was the body of a co-worker.

Paramedic Ryan Ostendorf had left his home in Lawrence and was driving to Topeka when he was killed in a head-on collision. The accident occurred about 8:20 p.m. on U.S. Highway 40 near Shawnee Heights Road.

Ostendorf had worked at American Medical Response ambulance service for five years. That night he would have started his shift at 9 p.m.

"We see this kind of thing all the time," said Capt. Steve Guyle, field supervisor with the ambulance service. "But when it strikes someone you know and work with, it strikes too close to home."

Ostendorf, 28, was working part-time at American Medical Response while attending Kansas University, where he was a senior majoring in biology. He wanted to go on to medical school and become a physician, Guyle said.

Ostendorf had a bright future, Guyle said.

"He was an outstanding paramedic who had the trust and confidence of the local physicians and the trust and confidence of the management staff and employees," he said. "He was an extraordinary individual."

Ryan Ostendorf

Ryan Ostendorf

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Ostendorf was driving a Jeep Cherokee west on U.S. 40 when he was struck head-on by a Cadillac Escalade traveling east in the westbound lane. The driver, Victor Antua, 28, thought to be from Topeka, and two passengers were injured. He was taken to St. Francis Via Christi hospital in Wichita. His condition was not known Thursday.

Troopers continue to investigate the accident, including whether alcohol was a contributing factor, KHP spokesman Lt. John Eichkorn said. When the investigation is complete, a report will be sent to the Shawnee County District Attorney for review, he said.

Ambulance crew members responding to the accident included emergency medical technician Mike Cox, Ostendorf's roommate, Guyle said. Cox has received some time off and other assistance, Guyle said.

The accident also devastated other crew members and shocked others who knew Ostendorf, including many with fire and law enforcement agencies as well as medical personnel at Topeka hospitals, Guyle said.

"We're kind of the thread that interweaves through all these agencies and you get sort of attached," he said. "He touched so many lives. He will be greatly missed."

Ambulance service employees and Ostendorf's family in Nebraska are receiving counseling and other assistance.

Funeral services will be Saturday in Gothenburg, Neb. American Medical Response plans to send a caravan of ambulances and several employees. Other agencies also may send representatives. A memorial service will be at 2:45 p.m. Monday in Grace Cathedral at Eighth and Polk streets in Topeka, Guyle said.

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Soldier Murdered Near Jerusalem, IDF Kills Two Terrorists
Arutz Sheva - Israel
... the soldier's neck. He was treated at the scene by Magen David Adom medics but succumbed to his wounds. The terrorist was apprehended ...

CJC hails adoption of Red Crystal as new universal protective ...
Canadian Jewish Congress (press release) - Canada
... "Our community has long been troubled by the unjust lack of official status for Israel's national society, Magen David Adom (Red Star of David), or MDA ...

ambulance news

Ambulance service bids opened
Palladium-Item - Richmond,IN,USA
By Rebecca Helmes. The Wayne County Board of Commissioners opened bids for county ambulance service at its Wednesday meeting. The ...

THE Pride of Cumbria air ambulance was used to airlift a van ...
News & Star - Carlisle,Cumbria,UK
... The Great North Air Ambulance then took him to the James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough with what police say are serious but not life-threatening injuries. ...

Ambulance volunteer's good deeds outlive her
Anchorage Daily News - Anchorage,AK,USA
... Laurie McCutcheon, a longtime ambulance volunteer and former chair of the Willow Fire Service Area, died Monday in a blaze at her home near Hatcher Pass. ...

Indiana LODD Update

Ambulance driver dies on way to help others

By NICK WERNER
nwerner@muncie.gannett.com

MIDDLETOWN -- When emergency medical workers were called to an accident scene early Sunday morning, they didn't realize until they arrived that the victim was one of their own.

Middletown ambulance driver Jeremy Rodecap, 29, died after striking his head when he slipped on ice outside his Sixth Street home while leaving to answer a call Saturday night.

"When we got dispatched, we didn't know it was his house," Middletown EMS Chief Phil Chandler said. "When you find out it is one of your own, it brings a different tone to it."

EMS and fire departments from several communities today will honor Rodecap. Middletown EMS workers will transport Rodecap from the 10 a.m. funeral at Middletown Church of the Nazarene to his burial plot in Anderson's Maplewood Cemetery.

The funeral procession will include ambulances from Pendleton and Markleville.

A large American flag will be draped from ladder trucks from Anderson and Edgewood fire departments during the burial and a helicopter ambulance from PHI in Anderson will make a fly-over, Chandler said.

Around 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Middletown EMS crews were dispatched to a car accident.

Rodecap was leaving for the EMS station two blocks away Saturday night when he slipped, fell backward and hit his head, Chandler said.

Dispatchers told EMS workers to disregard the initial car crash call because there were no injuries. A few hours later, rescue workers were sent to Rodecap's house.

"Jeremy loved EMS, and he loved helping people," Chandler said.

Rodecap had worked for the department as an ambulance driver since September. He was a trained emergency medical technician, but his certification had expired, Chandler said.

Rodecap had planned to marry his fianceƩ, Jalinda Waid, this summer.

He had worked as an EMT in Markleville and was an EMT cadet in Pendleton while he was in high school.

ambulance news

Ambulance contract protested
Arizona Republic - Phoenix,AZ,USA
SCOTTSDALE - South- west Ambulance began laying out its case before a hearing officer Wednesday, protesting Scottsdale's decision to award its emergency ...

Ambulance driver dies on way to help others
Muncie Star Press - Muncie,IN,USA
... Middletown ambulance driver Jeremy Rodecap, 29, died after striking his head when he slipped on ice outside his Sixth Street home while leaving to answer a ...

Man Convulses, Takes Ambulance, Dies In Crash
Tampa Tribune - Tampa,FL,USA
Blair L. Coffman Jr., 27, was found dead inside the wrecked ambulance Tuesday, minutes after he had a seizure in the aisle of a Circle K convenience store ...

No volunteers, so no ambulance
Wanganui Chronicle - Wanganui,New Zealand
... But St John Ambulance denies Wanganui isn't adequately resourced, despite having only a handful of volunteers. Only one ambulance ...

Lucas County OKs 4 ambulance pacts, delays MedCorp
Toledo Blade - Toledo,OH,USA
The Lucas County commissioners approved contracts with four ambulance services yesterday, but postponed a decision on whether MedCorp Inc. ...

EMT News

New blood in the fire station
Wakefield Observer - Beverly,MA,USA
... in 2006. Until then, they're all on the job, doing EMT work and other duties but not yet handling dispatch or driving. The new ...

Ambulance driver dies on way to help others
Muncie Star Press - Muncie,IN,USA
... Jalinda Waid, this summer. He had worked as an EMT in Markleville and was an EMT cadet in Pendleton while he was in high school.

EMS News

Man Dies After Stealing, Crashing EMS Unit, Police Say
WFMY News 2 - Greensboro,NC,USA
According to police, the man, who was later identified as Blair Leroy Coffman Jr, 27, of Largo, Fla., became combative when an EMS crew arrived. ...

EMS seeks to improve service
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville,KY,USA
... yesterday. EMS director Neal Richmond said the plan's overall goal is to reduce response times from the current average of 8 minutes. ...

Proposed EMS Changes Could Cause Controversy
WAVE - Louisville,KY,USA
... The EMS separated from the fire department in February, then added dozens of new EMTs and paramedics, along with several new ambulances. ...

Ridership continues to grow for EMS buses
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers - New Baltimore,MI,USA
... Transportation services run by the Richmond-Lenox EMS and paid by recaptured tax dollars have been a hit, EMS director Jeff White recently told New Baltimore ...

EMS volunteers, board honored
Flint Journal - Flint,MI,USA
A longtime ambulance volunteer, a current volunteer and the seven-member board of directors of the Lapeer County EMS were honored for their service at the ...

bicycle news

Gallery buys Turner winner's bicycle
Scotsman - United Kingdom
The Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art bought Simon Starling's Tabernas Desert Run, an electric bicycle with a home-made hydrogen fuel-cell engine, which the artist ...

Last ride for bicycle art
El Defensor Chieftain - Socorro,NM,USA
The city was forced to take down the huge bicycle that adorned the median on California Street between Randy's Ace Hardware and the Rancher's Steakhouse. ...

People power
Taipei Times - Taiwan
... His goal is to travel around the world using only the power of his body. So far he has travelled by bicycle, rollerblades and the boat in this picture. ...

Bicycle-Riding Thief Swipes Donation Kettle
KOIN.com - Portland,OR,USA
-- A Salvation Army volunteer in Bellingham was startled when a bicycle rider pulled up, grabbed her red kettle and got away with about $200 in donations. ...

Duck Flies Into Ambulance, Injuring Paramedic

Well, as my co-workers know, I myself carry a duck mascot in my vehicles.
 
Methinks this guy went a little over the top though.
 
And is the reporter trying to make a joke? I mean, seriously, "It is not certain if the duck survived."? Does she not see the hole in the windshield of the ambulance?
 
-Eli
 
Local10.com
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POSTED: 8:45 am EST December 7, 2005

A Miramar paramedic is recovering this morning after a duck flew into the windshield of an ambulance he was driving Wednesday.

Emergency medical technicians were on their way to an emergency call when the duck slammed into the windshield, sending flying glass into the vehicle's cab.

The paramedic suffered an eye injury and cuts from the shards.

It is not certain if the duck survived.

paramedic news

Duck Flies Into Ambulance, Injuring Paramedic
Click10.com - Miami,FL,USA
MIRAMAR, Fla. -- A Miramar paramedic is recovering this morning after a duck flew into the windshield of an ambulance he was driving Wednesday. ...

Rescue puts the wind up walker
Hobart Mercury - Hobart,Tasmania,Australia
... Mt. The helicopter couldn't land because they were on top of a ridge line, so a paramedic dropped down and winched Mr Keeley up. ...

Autopsy can't determine why homeless man died
24 Hours Vancouver - Canada
... was ruled out. The incident raised debate over paramedic's rights when dealing with uncooperative patients. Coroner spokesperson ...

bicyclist news

Bicyclist Hit, Killed In Brevard County
Local6.com - Orlando,FL,USA
A 20-year-old bicyclist was killed early Wednesday after a car collided with him near the intersection of Adamson Road and State Road 524 in West Cocoa, the ...

emergency medical service news

Army divers train at Pearl Harbor
United States Army (press release) - USA
... Disposal Mobile Unit Three Hawaii Detachment, the US Navy Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One and the US Air Force Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Service ...

Ridership continues to grow for EMS buses
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers - New Baltimore,MI,USA
... Richmond-Lenox EMS is a community-owned emergency medical service provider that serves eight townships, two villages and two cities from New Haven north to ...

Split vote: Emergency services issue
Tiffin Advertiser Tribune - Tiffin,OH,USA
A resolution to divide the Emergency Medical Service and the Emergency Medical Agency under the Department of Public Safety will most likely be on the agenda ...

Task force provides recruitment tools
Hillsdale Independent - Hillsdale,NY,USA
TROY-After eight months of brainstorming, members of the Fire and Emergency Medical Service Volunteer Task Force recently submitted their final report to ...

Nash emergency departments merge
Wilson Daily Times (subscription) - Wilson,NC,USA
NASHVILLE -- The Nash County Board of Commissioners Monday approved moving forward with plans to consolidate the emergency medical service providers serving ...

cyclist news

Cyclist says he was daredevil
Marin Independent-Journal - San Rafael,CA,USA
A 12-year-old boy who claims he was injured when the front wheel of his bicycle fell off while he was riding admitted to lawyers Tuesday that he was a daredevil ...

Driver fined for killing cyclist
Warrnambool Standard - Warrnambool,Victoria,Australia
A MIDDLE-AGED driver who struck and killed Camperdown cyclist, Saul Pasque, 31, in January has been fined $1000 and suspended from driving for two months. ...

Driver hurt cyclist
Cambridge Evening News - Cambridge,England,UK
A MOTORIST who injured a cyclist when she knocked him over has been fined £150 for careless driving. Melissa Higginbottom, of Prickwillow ...

Crash driver flees after taking cyclist home
Hastings Observer - Hastings,England,UK
A DRIVER with a conscience who collided with a schoolboy cyclist drove him home but then fled, claims the boy's father. Kevin Wilder ...

Cycling star appreciates recognition but expects award will go ...
The Canberra Times - Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,Australia
Champion cyclist Oenone Wood might be a frontrunner to take out tomorrow night's ClubsACT Sports Star of the Year Award but she is quick to draw attention to ...

emergency medical services news

San Mateo County paramedics begin new emergency mental health ...
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
... to `code two` incidents involving individuals with various non-violent behavioral problems, according to Emergency Medical Services Administrator Barbara Pletz ...

EMS seeks to improve service
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville,KY,USA
Louisville Metro Emergency Medical Services will place more of its staff in vehicles throughout the community -- including paramedics in "fly cars," instead of ...

Henry County likely to cut 10 to 20 jobs
Toledo Blade - Toledo,OH,USA
... Henry County Emergency Medical Services, which received almost $59,000 from the county this year, and Henry County Airport, which received almost $16,000, were ...

Lucas County OKs 4 ambulance pacts, delays MedCorp
Toledo Blade - Toledo,OH,USA
Emergency Medical Services officials last week recommended the commissioners not renew MedCorp's contract, citing concerns that the company violated its ...

HK formulates incident control plans for WTO ministerial ...
Xinhua - China
... For emergency medical services and transportation of casualties, there are well established procedural guidelines between Hospital Authority and Fire Services ...

2005-12-11

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Magen David Adom News

Red Cross Appeals for Israel's Inclusion
Guardian Unlimited - UK
... Ja'afari said his country's concerns were also humanitarian because he claimed the Israeli partner organization of the Red Cross, Magen David Adom, or Red ...

World Jewish Congress Welcomes Adoption of New Red Crystal Emblem
U.S. Newswire (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
... now adopted by the 192 signatory states finally paves the way for full membership of the official Israeli humanitarian society Magen David Adom (Red Star of ...

New MDA Office Opens
Canadian Jewish News - North York,ON,Canada
Canadian Magen David Adom recently moved into new premises at 4580 Dufferin St. at Finch and Dufferin. Board members and friends ...

A Christian laments: So, Jews, you'll let the goyim win after all?
Jewcy Magazine - USA
... the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies (IFRCRC) has finally agreed to open its doors to the Red Shield (or Star) of David ( Magen David Adom), the Israeli ...

The Shame of David('s Shield) The Shame of David('s Shield)
IsraPundit - Israel
In another surrender to anti-Semitism, Israel's Magen David Adom has agreed to join the International Red Cross under a red diamond. ...