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Tom
- 3600 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
President Barack Obama declared the violence in Darfur and inaction in the face of its worsening humanitarian crisis are "not acceptable" and pledged to work more closely with the United Nations to bring peace to western Sudan's conflict-wracked region.



   

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Joycey B (750)
Wednesday March 11, 2009, 3:47 am
Obama is doing so much since becoming our great president. Noted with thanks Tom.
 

Rhianna T (25)
Wednesday March 11, 2009, 7:46 pm
why does my baby not have any liberties born in minnesota usa I served this country 2001 -2005 ARNG why does she recieve the pain when even children a world away have help from the usa
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, February 27, 2004
Governor Signs Bill Putting Interests of Children First in Custody Disputes
Under New Law, Judges Are Allowed to Consider a Record of Domestic Abuse First and Foremost in Joint or Sole Legal Custody Cases; Model, Bipartisan Measure Won Approval Following Jendusa-Nicolai CaseMADISON - At a bill signing ceremony in the Governorís Conference Room today, Governor Jim Doyle signed legislation that requires judges to consider a record of domestic abuse first and foremost when deciding the legal custody of children, and allows for the denial of joint or sole custody to an abusive parent if placement would put the child at risk."This bill will help keep our kids away from dangerous domestic abusers who might do them harm," Governor Doyle said. "Teri Jendusa-Nicolaiís case demonstrated the need for legislation like this, and I thank the family for joining us here today."The bipartisan legislation won final approval in the Senate within days of a Wind Lake womanís abduction and near fatal beating. On January 31, Teri Jendusa-Nicolai went to get her daughters at the home of her ex-husband. A day later, she was found beaten, bound, stuffed in a garbage can, sealed and locked in a Wheeling, Ill., storage unit rented by her ex-husband. David M. Larsen, accused of domestic violence in the past, now faces state and federal charges for the abduction and near fatal beating.Teri Jendusa-Nicolai is recovering at a Park Ridge, Ill., hospital, but members of her family attended the bill signing ceremony. The Governor welcomed them and thanked the lead sponsors of Assembly Bill 279, Representatives Terese Berceau and Don Friske and Senators Carol Roessler and Fred Risser.The Governor said the new law puts the interests of children first, undoing a change nearly five years ago in the child custody law. Language tucked in a state budget at the last minute with little notice gave precedence to joint custody and placed the interests of children second.While undoing that, the new legislation incorporates other changes recommended by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. In all, the changes place Wisconsin in the first wave of states reforming child custody laws with an eye to preventing domestic violence and child abuse.
Under the new law, a judge can deny joint or sole custody, if there is evidence of domestic abuse. The new law presumes it is against a childís best interest to award custody to a parent who has committed a serious act of spousal abuse or engaged in a pattern of abuse.A parent can overcome or rebut the presumption by successfully completing a certified program for batterers and convincing the judge that allowing placement or visitation is in the childís best interest.Among other changes, the new law requires court-appointed guardians and mediators to receive training in domestic violence awareness and, as they handle custody disputes, look for evidence of domestic violence. They are required to report their findings to the court.finally, if a judge decides to place a child with a parent who has a history of domestic violence, the judge must take steps to ensure the safety of the child, as well as the other parent, during exchanges. Supervision by a third party may be necessary.
The incidence of domestic violence cases in Wisconsin exceeds 27,000. At least 9,000 children suffer abuse and neglect in Wisconsin every year.
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Steven R.Rohow convicted in October of 2000
(plea agreement) original charges 5 counts felony
melicious punishment of a child on his own
daughter spent time it st peter mental
correctional facility andisanti co jail
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Name ROHOW STEVEN RICHARD Reported Dates of Birth Date of Birth6/18/1977
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Description Conviction Level
10/26/2000 Convicted Assault-3rd Degree

-Victim Under Four Misdemeanor
Convictions (1)
Conviction 1 of 1
Disposition Date: 10/26/2000
Custody Institution Assigned To: ISANTI CO

SO - JAIL
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Disposition: Convicted Conviction Level:

Misdemeanor
Statute: 609.223.3 Statute Description:

Assault-3rd Degree-Victim Under Four
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150D
Fine(s): Pronounced - $625; Court Cost - $10;

Assessment - $25
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Rural Isanti man charged in felony malicious
punishment of a child case
A 22-year-old rural Isanti man has been charged
with felony malicious punishment of a child in
connection with the bruising of an 18-month-old
originally said to have fallen in the bath tub.
Steven Richard Rohow was giving the child a bath
May 19 when he said the youngster kept getting
out of the tub. After being confronted at
Cambridge Medical Center about how the child
had sustained the extensive bruising on the legs
and buttocks, Rohow admitted he had lost his
temper and struck the toddler a half dozen times.
Rohow was taken into custody after being
interviewed by an Isanti County investigator.
He appeared before Judge James Dehn Monday,
May 20 where bail was set at $20,000 cash or
bond and he was formally charged with:felony
malicious punishment of a child; two counts of
felony assault in the third degree; misdemeanor
domestic assault in the fifth degree and
misdemeanor assault in the fifth degree.
He is to have no contact with the victim or her
family and is not to go closer than one-quarter
mile from her residence or any daycare site
where she might be located.
©Isanti County News

In 2003 violating an ofp in anoka co he filed for
divorce in wiscosin 11/17/03
judge eugene harrington issued an exparte order
and fridley police forced rhianna m tibbetts to had
her over 12/27/03 after ad disapeareance mom
picked up child from grandmas house took her to

childrens hospital mpls 72 hour hold was placed
by hennipen co while chisago county and isanti
county gatherd probable cause info child was
given back to steven per cps in washburn co wi
(joan wilson)this gos on and on including a psyc
hospitilazion in june 2006 then a life threating
event due to medical neglect for the month of
october 2006 the same judge harrington granted
a continuance an back to her abuser she went. in
january mom was told if she did not enter into an
agreement she would loose visits altogather
{joint custody was originally forced in the
divorce due to threats they would take her
3month old daughter who has a diffrent father
and this is on her birth cirtificate} not able to
jeporidize her infants life by allowing steven to
have custody untill the genitic test results came
back thia arangement was made. stevven was
also awarded the property rhianna purchased
while he was incarserated attorney andrew lawton represented rhianna in 2001 for the special cd making her the sole
owner as felons in jail may not purchase property
dave evans from MN dept of corrections faxed this report wich detailed no contact and parole stipulations to mr lawton who also servs a a judge in the county in 11/2007 the vaganitis infections began and lasted until trr came to stay with her mom in 6/2008
OFP procedings started in 7/08 followed by an
Anoka co judge issuing a n order to have custody
changed in WI on 8/21 this was started in
Washburn co on 9/3/08 trr was in school during
this hearing where mom was told she would be
arrested if she did not turn trr back over to
steven with out just cause or reason mom now
only has supervised visits untill hering on
11/5/08 no one has requested status reports of
said visits or submited a cause of recomendations
to the court and the reports fro the supervising agency were not allowed as evidiance they documented the childs fear and ausive home status no recomendations maade by childrens service society were followed or acknowledged the gal made recomendstions wich were dismissed as the judge became angry citing she had no athority to question him also noted on
two occasions steven was told the child could not go with him by police as they feared for her
safety if she was in his care one a result of a 911
call on 9/1/08 when steven began fiercly
pounding on the door at the home of the mother
@4:00am untill 6:00am when mom became so
afarid the call to 911 was made

no police reports or statements 911 calls were allowed as evidence as well as repeated abusive conduct and probation violations or assult charges from mn or wi steven asked to take the stand judge said no we are done here supervised visits for mom for until i say now maybe ms Tibbetts will learn not to waste my time once a year ( it was two years enough time to modify custody w/o cause)
The Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP) / Wisconsin Circuit Court Access
Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (WCCA)
Case 2003FA000112

Steven R. Rohow vs. Rhianna M. Rohow
Washburn County Case Number 2003FA000112
Court Record Events


1

11-18-2003

Summons and petition


2

11-21-2003

Order

Stewart, Katherine


Additional Text:

to attend CIM
3

11-25-2003

Affidavit


4

11-25-2003

Order

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie

Additional Text:

exparte order in regards to custody of Taylor R. Rohow.
5

12-04-2003

Admission of service



Additional Text:

on Katherine Stewart
6

12-04-2003

Certificate of service


7

12-04-2003

Order to show cause

Stewart, Katherine


Additional Text:

Mr. Rohow gets primary placement, Mom gets visitation the 2nd and 4th weekend from Friday at 4:30 to Sunday 4:30 p.m. No child support at this time.
8

12-17-2003

Temporary order

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie
9

01-28-2004

Certificate of compliance



Additional Text:

Steven attended CIM
10

02-24-2004

Change of address notification



Additional Text:

ORIGINAL ADDRESS INFO for Rhianna M. Rohow
Prim. Addr. : 5612 7th St. N.E., Apt. 11
Sec. Addr. :
City : Fridley
State : MN
Zip : 55432
Country : United States
11

08-13-2004

Certificate of compliance



Additional Text:

Rhianna Rohow completed CIM
12

08-19-2004

Notes



Additional Text:

Letter from JA to attorney
13

10-12-2004

Order appointing GAL

Harrington, Eugene

14

04-19-2005

Order

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie
15

05-09-2005

Report of GAL


16

10-03-2005

Answer


17

10-03-2005

Exhibit



Additional Text:

1-3
18

10-03-2005

Stipulated divorce

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie

Additional Text:

No C.S. at this time. Divorce granted. Surname of Tibbetts restored to Resp. Atty. Lawton to draft Order.
19

10-03-2005

Judgment after court trial, awaiting final papers

Harrington, Eugene

20

10-13-2005

Blood/genetic test results



Additional Text:

0.00% S.R.
21

11-07-2005

Findings of facts/conclusions of law w/ judgment

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie
22

11-07-2005

Judgment after court trial

Harrington, Eugene

23

11-07-2005

Supplemental order

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie
24

11-07-2005

Affidavit of mailing


25

12-08-2005

Other papers



Additional Text:

Portion of Judgment affecting Title to Real Estate
26

10-16-2006

Notice of Appearance


27

10-16-2006

Notice of motion, motion



Additional Text:

motion to modify physical placement. (emergency)
28

10-16-2006

Notice of motion, motion



Additional Text:

and affidavit.
29

10-16-2006

Order to show cause

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie
30

10-16-2006

Affidavit


31

10-16-2006

Other papers



Additional Text:

medical reports.
32

10-16-2006

Petition and order for waiver of fees

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie
33

10-24-2006

Motion hearing

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie

Additional Text:

Child be returned to father when released from hospital. Trial date set.
34

10-26-2006

Order appointing GAL and consent to act

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie
35

10-31-2006

Notice of hearing


36

11-08-2006

Certificate of service


37

11-24-2006

Order

Harrington, Eugene


Additional Text:

Pending Final Hearing
38

01-05-2007

Witness list - respondent


39

01-09-2007

Hearing

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie

Additional Text:

Stipulation reached and put on record. Atty. Lawton to draft Order.
40

01-09-2007

Exhibit


41

01-18-2007

Order

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie
42

01-24-2007

Motion and order for withdrawal of counsel

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie
43

03-23-2007

Other papers



Additional Text:

Atty Bill $975.00
44

04-18-2007

Petition and order for waiver of fees

Harrington, Eugene


Additional Text:

GAL fees for Resp.
45

08-30-2007

Letters/correspondence



Additional Text:

Anoka County Human Services Division
46

08-21-2008

Affidavit of indigency


47

08-21-2008

Order to show cause

Harrington, Eugene


Additional Text:

and Affidavit to Change of Legal Custody, Placement, Emergency
48

08-29-2008

Certificate of service



Additional Text:

S.R.
49

09-03-2008

Order to show cause

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie

Additional Text:

Petitioner Steven R. Rohow in court with attorney Andrew S Lawton. Respondent Rhianna Tibits in court. Child T. R. R. not in court. 9:29 a.m. Court recites case and appearances; Ms. Tibits makes request for emerg. hearing; Atty Lawton recites history; Ex. 1 GAL report from Anoka County, MN; court reviews Ex. 1; Atty Lawton makes further comments & requests dismissal of this matter; court - orders mother to return child to Mr. Rohow by 5 p.m. today. Ms. Tibits recites child is in danger. Court - if child is not returned by 5 p.m. a warrant will be issued for Ms. Tibits' arrest. Atty Lawton - school at Shell Lake tomorrow - court concurs. Atty Mary Ann Swan is appt'd as GAL. Have child here before 4 p.m. to speak w/GAL. Adj'd 9:52 a.m.
50

09-03-2008

Order appointing GAL

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie
51

09-03-2008

Hearing

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie

Additional Text:

4:22 p.m. Court recites case and history of today's proceedings; Shavon Schlapper present in court; Sheri Heibel present in court; Shavon makes statement; Sheri Heibel makes statement; GAL MaryAnn Swan makes statement; court - orders the child be returned to father today; mother's motion hearing needs to be reset if she wishes to pursue custody. Judge signs Order. Sheri Heibel to submit a bill to court for her services. Sheri Heibel has concern w/child going back to mother's home at this point. Atty Lawton - makes statement; court - temporary order: Mother will have supervised visitation with child. Atty Lawton to draft Order. Adj'd 4:33 p.m.
52

09-03-2008

Exhibit



Additional Text:

1 - GAL report from Anoka Co. MN
53

09-03-2008

Order

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie

Additional Text:

on Hearing of September 3, 2008
54

09-04-2008

Notice of hearing



Additional Text:

Motion hearing on November 5, 2008 at 01:00 pm.
55

09-09-2008

Order

Harrington, Eugene


Additional Text:

On hearing of September 3, 2008 After Return of Child To Court
56

11-04-2008

Witness list - respondent


57

11-05-2008

Motion hearing

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie

Event Party


Rohow, Steven R.


Additional Text:

Petitioner Steven R. Rohow in court with attorney Andrew S Lawton. Respondent Rhianna M. Rohow nka Rhianna Tibbitts in court. Attorney Mary Ann Hook Swan in court for Child T. R. R..
Court calls case. Ms. Tibbitts motion for change of custody.
Ms. Tibbitts adresses the court. Ms. Tibbitts sworn in by Clerk and takes the stand.
Questioned by the Court.
Atty Lawton addresses Court.
Discussion between Ms. Tibbitts and the Court re: charges, exhibits etc
Court calls Attorneys and Ms. Tibbitts to bench to go over Exhibits.
Exhibit #1 Register of Actions - not received by Court
Exhibit #2Children's Service Soc. Supervised Visit - held open for witness
Exhibit #3 Child Proc Service Plan (MN) - objections sustained added to file for review purpose
Exhibit #4 Isanti Co Chips Plan - objections sustained
Exhibit #5 Email - no received
Exhibit #6 MN GAL report - Court receives notes all ready copy in file from previous hearing
Exhibit #7 Children's Hosp. Emergency Dept Report - not received by Court
Exhibit #8 Police Reports Columbia Heights, MN - short recess back on record 2:24 pm not admissable, not accepted
Exhibit #9 Order for Protection - not received, not certified copy, not relevent.
Exhibit #10 St of MN Isanti County Report - not received, not admissable
Exhibit #11 St of MN 10th Dist Agree for Probation (certified) - Court receives
Exhibit #12 St of WI Prob and Par. rules - Court receives for it's limited purposes
Court continues to question Ms. Tibbitts.
Ms. Tibbitts addresses Court
Atty Swan cross examines Ms. Tibbitts.
Ms. Tibbitts excused from stand.
Mr. Dan Kevan sworn in by Court and questioned by the Court.
Ms. Tibbitts questions Mr. Kevan
Exhibit # 13 Child's Assignment Notebook from Mr. Kevan's class - Court receives
Court questions Mr. Kevan
Ms. Tibbitts questions Mr. Kevan
Atty Lawton questions Mr. Kevan
Atty Swan questions Mr. Kevan
Court excuses Mr. Kevan
Atty Swan calls Linda Schrankel to the stand Sworn in by the Court & questioned



58

11-05-2008

Hearing

Harrington, Eugene

Ahlin, Laurie

Additional Text:

cont.
No questions by Atty Lawton
Ms. Tibbetts questions Ms. Schrankel.
Ms. Shrankel is exused from the Court.
Atty Lawton calls Ms. Cheri Heibel to the stand.
Sworn by Court and takes stand.
Questioned by Atty Lawton.
Ms. Tibbitts questions Ms. Heibel.
Atty Swan questions Ms. Heibel.
Atty Lawton cross exam
Ms.Tibbitts cross exam
Ms Heibel excused from Court.
Court takes break @ 4:17 back on the record Court states needs a COS for the next witness that she had been served.
Ms. Tibbetts makes stmt.
Court questions Ms. Tibbetts as to where exhibit 2 is. Court has Atty Swan look for exhibit 2.
Court addressed Ms. Tibbetts
Court calls the witnesses employment re: service
Atty Lawton will stipulate to exhibit 2.
Ms. Tibbetts makes stmt.
Court makes stmt received exhibit 2 per stipulation.
No arguement by Ms. Tibbetts.
Court questions Ms. Tibbetts.
Ms. Tibbetts addressed the court.
Atty Lawton makes arguement - visitation should continue as they are now - requests a psychological work up.
Ms. Tibbetts makes stmt
Atty Lawton makes stmt.
Ms. Tibbetts argues.
Atty Swan makes stmt.
COURT: Ms. Tibbetts has not shown a prima faca case. Denied motion - no evidence that the current conditions are harmful to the child. Supervised visitation is to continue.
 

Leigh B (211)
Wednesday March 11, 2009, 8:52 pm
President Obama needs to act immediately to this dire situation instead of saying this is not acceptable. Going through the United Nations of Nothing will only slow this process!
 
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