CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

November 28, 2010

Rhode Island Part 2

CAROLYN COMPOSITIONS

At about 3:45 p. m. today, November 28, 2010, Lois Kalata became the 80,000th visitor to Carolyn’s Compositions. Congrats, Lois! 

RHODE ISLAND Part 2

(Click on Rhode Island: Part 1 to read the first part.)

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     I learned a disheartening uniqueness about my natal state while watching a part of a Tyra Banks show in mid-November. It’s the first time I’d heard that Rhode Island had the distinction of being the only state outside certain Nevada counties where indoor prostitution is not considered a crime. In fact, sixteen year old girls are allowed to work in clubs as long as they were home by 11:30 p. m.

     As evidence mounts demonstrating how damaging inappropriate sexual behavior it is to young psyches, action is being taken to protect these victims. To allow sixteen year olds to dance in clubs for—well, older men—flies against this progress.

     I will address these issues in a later post. Suffice it to say here that I am pleased the Rhode Island state legislature took some action to confront the problem. On November 2, 2010, the governor signed a bill making indoor prostitution a misdemeanor crime with penalties.  

COURT CASE

     In 1673, Thomas Cornell was convicted and hung for murdering his mother based on the testimony of her ghost. (see link to Killed Strangely at the end of this post).

STATUARY and MEMORIALS

     Rhode Island has some unique statuary in addition to the landscaped topiary “statues” on the grounds of the many mansions.

     The oldest known monument dedicated to United States veterans is in Cumberland: Nine Men’s Misery. Constructed in 1676, it honors nine colonists who (more…)

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