Kentucky House of Representatives honors Alex Harpole and Service Dog, Lady, on March 5, 2008. Special recognition was given to Alex and Lady because Alex was selected by the National Epilepsy Foundation to represent Kentucky in a face-to-face meeting with lawmakers in Washington D.C., to discuss desperately needed help for children with disabilities.
Alex, who has an extremely rare form of epilepsy called Dravet’s Syndrome, and his mother, Carrie, will share their first-hand knowledge of what support is lacking and what is needed.
Note from Judy: 4 Paws for Ability is an amazing nonprofit organization located in Xenia, Ohio. It provides highly trained service dogs in many areas, but does require that approved families raise funds to train the dog. Please consider this child whose life will change significantly upon receiving an assistance dog. Read the testimonials. Reading them could change your life. It changed mine.
I am a member of Remote Professionals, a dynamic group that helps others learn how to be the best they can be in the field of online support. The RemoteProfessionals.com Mini-Conference for outsourcing professionals and virtual assistants is now open for registration and the public is invited to attend.
The Mini-Conference is a two-track, three class per track, virtual seminar. The first track will be tailored for those new to the industry or those who wish to brush up on (or change their approach to) basic skills. The second track will be for those who have been in the business for several years who wish to expand their reach or deepen their niche.
Do consider attending this excellent event. It will be hosted through Yugma – http://www.yugma.com. It allows presenters to use the phone line, desktop sharing and/or the chat feature at their discretion.
Have you ever wondered when you may “legally” add a “‘s” to denote possessive of a proper noun?
According to The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition, the general rule for possessives of nouns covers most proper nouns is formed by adding an apostrophe and an “s.” This includes most names ending in sibilants (kind of a hissing or noisy s-z sound).
For names ending in silent s, z, or x the possessive, unlike the plural, can generally be formed in the usual way (use ‘s) without suggesting an incorrect pronunciation. It uses “Josquin Des Prez’s motets” as an example.
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