Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New Generation Lawyer Steps On The Seen..

Mark G. Davis, Esq. is the proud founder of The Davis Law Firm, LLC. Building this practice has been his dream since childhood. Born and raised in Mercer County, New Jersey, he became dedicated to helping his community by using his selflessness and naturally competitive spirit to represent the disadvantaged, wronged, downtrodden, damaged, and wrongly accused.

After graduating from The Hun School of Princeton, he laid a solid foundation for his legal career by earning a Bachelors Degree in Criminology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Three years later, he emerged from one of the Nation’s elite law schools, The George Washington University, armed with a license to stand in your shoes and go toe-to-toe with State and corporate giants.

He began his legal career as an attorney with a prominent civil litigation firm with offices in both Philadelphia, PA and Princeton, NJ. In that capacity, he gained extensive insight into the defensive strategies and inner-workings of not only major corporations and insurance companies, but their legal counsel as well. This experience allows him to now evaluate and approach each plaintiff’s matter with reasonable anticipation of the applicable defenses and counter-claims.

After this stint with the defense firm, he finally crossed over and began his career representing plaintiffs and criminal defendants under the tutelage of the one of the most renowned and formidable trial attorneys in Mercer County. And as an attorney with the Law Offices of Charles J. Casale, Jr., Esq., he was able to cultivate his skill as a litigator, fighting vigorously to protect the legal rights and entitlements of those needing it the most.

Equipped with the significant resources of his own firm, Mark now takes great pride in answering the community’s call for an attorney:

To not only relate to, but to confidently rely upon;
To actually FIGHT on their behalf and provide aggressive representation, instead of simply "talking the talk";
To believe in their causes and craft persuasive, passionate arguments on their behalf; and
To take each client’s matter personally.

The Davis Law Firm, LLC is a litigation practice committed to providing everyday people with effective, aggressive legal representation throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Exceeding client expectations through favorable results, zealous advocacy, attorney accessibility, attentiveness, and creative lawyering is the rule at this firm – not the exception. We handle all client matters with optimal care, consideration, and intensity from consultation to conclusion.

Regardless of whether your case involves felony/misdemeanor criminal charges, DUI/DWI, traffic violations, personal injury, divorce, child support/custody, or workers’ compensation, the firm will fight vigorously until justice has been served. The frm’s founder, Mark G. Davis, Esq., is well-versed in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania civil law and criminal statutes. And he has already built a solid reputation in the community as an aggressive trial attorney capable not only of outstanding results, but also of keeping his clients satisfied through every step of the way.

At this Firm, our principal mission is to level the playing field that is corrupted far too often by insurance companies, big corporations, and overreaching [or otherwise inept] law enforcement agencies. When the stakes are high and against your favor, you need an attorney who takes each case personally and is ready, willing, and able to stand in your shoes and champion your cause.

When you hire The Davis Law Firm, LLC to protect your legal and/or constitutional rights, rest assured that you’ve chosen wisely.

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Contact Your Trial Attorney Today: (Ph) 609.656.9100
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Bob Johnson Planning New TV Network

"Not Intended to Compete With BET or TV One"

Robert L. Johnson became a billionaire when he sold BET.Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, has asked the Federal Communications Commission to approve plans for a new "urban" television network that would cater to a multicultural audience interested in health, lifestyle, education and other issues, a spokeswoman for Johnson told Journal-isms on Tuesday.

Johnson is joined in his application by Ion Media Networks, Inc., which describes itself as "a network television broadcasting company which owns and operates the largest broadcast television station group in the U.S., as measured by the number of television households ION's stations serve."

The new network is "not intended to compete with BET or TV One," Johnson spokeswoman Traci Otey Blunt said. Plans are open and no staff members have been hired, awaiting FCC approval. The network might even produce news programming, she said. The FCC is not expected to act until winter or early spring, after a period of public comment.

The new company is to be called Urban Television LLC. Johnson is seeking permission to share time on stations owned by Ion, which "was born in 2006 out of the ashes of Pax TV, whose guiding genius Bud Paxson spent the previous decade buying up UHF TV stations for use as the linchpin of a family-oriented broadcast network," as Variety reported in September.

Sharing time on the Ion stations is possible with the advent of digital channels, John Lawson, Ion's executive vice president for policy and strategic initiatives, told Journal-isms.

Unlike in previous decades, when "shared time" meant a second radio station might broadcast on the same frequency at night, today the stations simply share different audio channels on the same frequency; so that a second network could broadcast 24 hours a day. The "shared time" concept was originally created to boost minority access to the airwaves, Lawson said.

"Urban, a new entrant in the broadcasting industry, intends to use the newly
licensed, share-time stations to launch a new programming format, including
informational and issue-focused programming that is targeted to serve the needs and interests of African-American viewers and other underserved members of the 42 communities that are the subject of these applications," the request to the FCC says.

Johnson's company would own 51 percent of the new venture and Ion 49 percent.

The plans for the urban channel, first reported on Tuesday by TV Newsday, grew out of talks between Johnson and Brandon Burgess, chairman and CEO of Ion Media Networks, Lawson and Blunt said.

"Burgess, who shows faint traces of a German inflection in his voice from his upbringing and education in Germany, is eager to get back into the competitive game after two years of what he calls 'a transition strategy' at Ion (formerly Pax) of filling the network's schedule with inexpensive older series including 'Mama's Family,' 'Baywatch,' 'Wonder Years' and 'Quantum Leap,'" John Dempsey wrote in his September Variety story.

"Not surprisingly, few people are clamoring for this programming lineup; for the first eight months of the year, only 444,000 viewers, on average, watched Ion TV, which dragged it below the ratings of such cable networks as Animal Planet and Lifetime Movie Network."

Johnson, who founded and then sold the Black Entertainment Television network to Viacom for $3 billion in 2000, now owns the Charlotte, N.C., National Basketball Association franchise, the Bobcats.

"As Mr. Johnson tries to recast himself as a mainstream business mogul, his calendar has become very crowded, thanks to a high-powered push to start and buy several companies. That spree has produced a sprawling portfolio of properties, including a hedge fund, a private equity firm, a chain of more than 100 high-end hotels, several commercial banks and savings institutions, a film company and several gambling ventures," Ron Stodghill wrote last year in the New York Times.

“My tombstone will read: ‘This is the guy who aired rap videos,’ ” Johnson said in that story. “But you know how I deal with that? I put it where it belongs, which is in the pretty-much-irrelevant category.”

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 6 India and Pakistan -- On the Nuclear Threshold

This briefing book contains material from the National Security Archive’s project on U.S. policy toward South Asia, which is documenting nuclear developments in India and Pakistan from the 1950s to the present. The Archive is collecting U.S. government records that illustrate American policies and perspectives. Information is being collected from the National Archives and the presidential libraries, and through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Mandatory Review requests, used to obtain the declassification of now- secret materials. A selective and focused collection of documents will be made available to researchers.

The project is creating a comprehensive history of nuclear developments in South Asia, including weapons programs in India and Pakistan, as well as international efforts to curtail proliferation in the region. Information about factors that influenced nuclear issues, such as the unresolved enmity between India and Pakistan, and India’s perception of China as a security threat, will also be incorporated. The U.S. has generally opposed nuclear proliferation in South Asia, while seeking to preserve good relations with both India and Pakistan. At times, however, its commitment has been questioned, because it has seemed to subordinate nonproliferation policy to other concerns. During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, for instance, the U.S. provided massive levels of economic and military aid to its ally, Pakistan. The assistance was widely criticized, because Pakistan was demonstrably importing nuclear-related material, from China and other nations. Few doubted that it was engaged in an active nuclear weapons development program.

China’s role as a leading provider of sensitive technology to Pakistan has repeatedly strained U.S.-China relations, and has complicated efforts to expand U.S.-China trade. The Archive’s South Asia project is using the FOIA to seek the declassification of documents discussing this issue, and other contemporary and controversial topics. Materials collected for this project will, of course, reflect a U.S. perspective. As noted, non-proliferation policy is influenced by other concerns, including competition among the major powers. The Archive’s efforts are directed toward enhancing understanding of U.S. decisions and the issues that influenced policy formulation. The analyst for the South Asia nuclear project is Joyce Battle, who prepared this briefing book. She is also the analyst for the Archive’s documentation projects on the Persian Gulf and U.S. policy toward Iraq. Materials collected for the latter project were published in a document set, Iraqgate: Saddam Hussein, U.S. Policy and the Prelude to the Persian Gulf War, 1980-1994 (Chadwyck-Healey, 1994). She has an MA in Middle East Studies from Harvard and an MS in Library Science from Columbia.

This project receives generous support from the W. Alton Jones Foundation.

Briefing Book Documents
The documents in the briefing book date from 1961 to 1983. In 1961, India had an advanced civilian nuclear program, while Pakistan’s was in its early stages. In 1983, nine years had elapsed since India’s explosion of a nuclear device, and Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program was well under way.

During the early 1960s, India under Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru strongly advocated global disarmament, but was apprehensive about China’s nuclear weapons program. India’s concern increased following its October 1962 territorial war with China. The stakes were raised by China’s first nuclear weapons test in October 1964. Many observers thought it increasingly likely that India would respond to China’s actions by seeking its own weapons capability. War with Pakistan in 1965 further alarmed India: it was angered by China’s outspoken support for Pakistan during the conflict, and disappointed by what it viewed as insufficient Western attention to its security needs. The U.S. considered various options that might dissuade India from developing nuclear weapons, including scientific cooperation aimed at enhancing India’s national prestige. It also joined in cooperative arrangements with both India and Pakistan to monitor nuclear and missile developments in China and the Soviet Union. India, for its part, launched a campaign seeking security guarantees to shield it from Chinese nuclear attack, arguing that such assurances might make a nuclear weapons program of its own unnecessary. Various options were proposed: U.S. guarantees, joint U.S.-Soviet guarantees, guarantees from all the nuclear states, British guarantees, or guarantees in conjunction with the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, then being negotiated. U.S. policy makers seriously considered these proposals, although some doubted that they would deter India from developing a bomb.

The Embassy in New Delhi viewed India’s overtures sympathetically, while the Defense Department opposed any commitment to India that would alienate Pakistan, a U.S. military ally. In 1967, both President Lyndon Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara supported the concept of guarantees during meetings with a visiting Indian representative. Later that year, U.S. and Soviet officials were still discussing security guarantees, hoping to induce India to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. No agreement was ever reached, however, in part because India itself concluded that such commitments would not guarantee its security in the event of actual nuclear conflict. In May 1974 India tested a nuclear device, although it called the event a “peaceful nuclear explosion.” Its terminology did not forestall censure, both within the international community and from domestic critics. The test had serious consequences: India lost much of the foreign technical assistance that had till then sustained its civilian nuclear program. A Pakistani reaction to India’s test of a nuclear explosive was predicted, and confirmed within a few years. By the mid-1970s, intelligence reports indicated that Pakistan had an active nuclear weapons program, and in 1983 the State Department noted that it had “unambiguous evidence” of this fact. Documents in this briefing book illuminate aspects of the internal debate among U.S. officials, as they attempted to formulate effective policies toward nuclear proliferation in South Asia while protecting sometimes conflicting interests and objectives.

Mayor Steve Lonegan launch campaign for NJ Governor

Dear Today's News NJ,
At 1:00 pm this afternoon, December 1, I had the honor and privilege to launch my campaign for governor of the State of New Jersey. It was great to be joined by more than 60 friends from across the state that came to show their support. The press coverage was terrific.

The first question a candidate should be asked is “Why are you running?” Well, let me answer that as succinctly as I know how. I am running for governor to get the burden of big government off the backs of our taxpayers so every individual can strive to achieve their highest possible potential. This can only be accomplished free of the shackles of high taxes, over regulation and massive government.

As a child growing up in New Jersey, this was the best state in the union to make a living, raise a family, build a business and even retire. New Jersey ranked as having one of the nation’s strongest economy. In 1965 we had the third highest property taxes in the country, but we had no income or sales tax. Back then my dad, a blue collar technician with Honeywell, could save to buy a house, support his family, volunteer for the local ambulance corp., be a Boy Scout Leader and take his family to the Jersey Shore for a week or two during the summer. My mom chose to, and could afford to, stay home and raise her kids on that salary.

Today, families like this cannot afford the things you and I could afford only forty years ago. Any family like mine would require both parents to work just to make ends meet. Why? Because New Jersey’s government has grown far too big and way too costly. Today the average New Jersey taxpayer gives more than 54% to the government. In 1965, than number was just 34%.

New Jersey now has the worst income tax in the nation, the highest property taxes and one of the highest sales taxes. Once the best state for business is now rated the worst.
Everything that has happened to our state is due to one thing - the failure of state government. It’s time to put taxpayers first.

I am ready, willing and able to take on the Trenton leviathan than is destroying our prosperity. I am asking you to join me.

I am committed to changing the course of history and bringing New Jersey back to becoming the nations leading economy. That is a tall order, but we owe this to the next generation.

You and I have had the opportunity to live in a great state. Now it is our responsibility to deliver it to our children in better condition than when we inherited it and offer them the same opportunities.

I hope you will join my campaign. Together, you and I will take back New Jersey.
Join me at our next fund raising event this Sunday, December 7, 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Carisbrooke Inn, 105 South Little Rock Ave, Ventnor City (Atlantic County). Recommended minimum donation is $100.00 per person. For reservations contact nathan@lonegan.com

On to victory.

Mayor Steve Lonegan.
Republican for Governor

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