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Yelm Pastor Jeff Adams’ motives against JZ Knight revealed in paid newspaper ad

JZ Knight News, Press, Yelm and Thurston County Issues

Pastor Jeff Adams
Photo credit: Facebook page of Jeff Adams

Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) parent company JZK, Inc., published a paid advertisement in today’s Nisqually Valley News (NVN) that reveals Pastor Jeff Adams’ had a vested interest in the Yelm landscape and used his religious columns targeting JZ Knight, RSE and students for his own political agenda.

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JZK, Inc. case granted Summary Judgment – will not go to trial

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JZ Knight, President, JZK, Inc.
Copyright © 2013 JZ Knight.

Judge Tabor heard motions for summary judgment by both parties today [Friday, June 28, 2013]. Both JZK, Inc. and Virginia Coverdale submitted pleadings arguing that the case could be settled as a matter of law rather than proceed to trial.

Judge Tabor agreed, noting that the relevant facts were not in dispute. In his ruling, Judge Tabor noted that the defendant had not sufficiently established the points of law in their favor, while also noting that JZK, Inc. had more than adequately done so. He found the Conditions of Participation to be reasonable. He stated that protecting one’s proprietary information is an important concern that may be addressed in a contract and that RSE’s contract was “sufficient to prevent this type of disclosure.”

Since it was undisputed that Coverdale had agreed not to disclose such information when she signed the contract, and then later did so, Judge Tabor granted JZK, Inc.’s motion for summary judgment, ending the case. There will be no trial.

“I am elated that the Court saw this was a simple case of a breach of contract,” said JZ Knight, President of JZK, Inc.

Under the Conditions of Participation she signed, Coverdale promised to pay JZK, Inc. their attorney’s fees and the court costs. And while she may appeal Judge Tabor’s decision within the next 30 days, there are a number of high hurdles she must face if she chooses to do so.

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“Sheriff’s office: JZ Knight not a person of interest in murder investigation”

JZ Knight News, Press, Yelm and Thurston County Issues

JZ Knight
Copyright © 2013 JZ Knight.

From Steven Wyble in the Nisqually Valley News:
“JZ Knight is not a person of interest in a Thurston County Sheriff’s Office murder investigation, sheriff’s spokesman Greg Elwin said today [May 16].

‘Her name certainly has come up in the investigation, but she is not a person of interest,’ Elwin said.

Elwin said the sheriff’s office is investigating the 1992 murder of Joe Sumrall after receiving new information on the case.

‘Within the last several months we’ve received new information regarding the Sumrall homicide and that’s what we’re investigating, seeing if any of this new information might yield new clues or information that might help solve the case,’ he said. ‘Some of that information has included JZ Knight’s name, but nothing that causes us to consider her a suspect or person of interest in any way.”

“According to court documents, Coverdale allegedly posted on a Facebook group that she had spoken to a woman who claimed her husband murdered someone in Tenino, allegedly at the request of JZ Knight. Lawyers for JZK, Inc. asked Coverdale to name the alleged witness during a deposition interview and she refused, according to court documents.”
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Copyright © 2013 Lafromboise Communications, Inc.
Used with permission – can not be republished for commercial use/advertising.

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“Judge limits questioning by defense in JZ Knight suit”

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Judge Gary Tabor

Jeremy Pawloski reports in The Olympian:
“An attorney for a former student of Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment
is barred from asking the school’s leader, JZ Knight,
about alleged practices such as encouraging students to drink a liquid containing lye that,
according to the former student’s affidavit, is supposed to ‘accelerate our individual enlightenment.’”

“Thurston County Superior Court Judge Gary Tabor ruled Friday {February 1] in anticipation of Knight’s videotaped deposition that will be part of a breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by JZK Inc. against former student Virginia Coverdale.

Tabor ruled that during Knight’s deposition, Coverdale’s attorney, Shawn Newman, can ask Knight only questions that are directly relevant to the lawsuit. The suit seeks damages in response to Coverdale’s release of videos showing Knight making derogatory comments about Mexicans, Catholics and others last year.”
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Read more from the same story in McClatchey-owned sister newspaper (Tacoma) News Tribune.

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A Note from JZ

Yelm and Thurston County Issues

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Happy Thanksgiving from JZ & the RSE Staff

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Click here for the messages from the RSE Staff Family.

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JZ recommends “Proof of Heaven -
A scientist’s near-death experience”

Yelm and Thurston County Issues

- “Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.

Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.

Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.

Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.

This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.”
Order your copy here

- Dr. Alexander will be a speaker March 2, 2013 at Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) in Yelm.
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2nd Nisqually Stewardship Award to Rep. Norm Dicks – JZ Knight a sponsor

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Picture on easel of Gov. Dan Evans for whom the award is named, Billy Frank, Jr., Congressman Norm Dicks and Nisqually River Foundation Chair David Troutt
Photo credit: Mary Hasken Photography

The Daniel J. Evans Nisqually Stewardship Award is given once every five years to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in helping preserve the Nisqually Watershed and delta. Five years ago, Governor Evans presented the first award to Billy Frank Jr.

On October 24th at the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s Braget Farm Conference Center, Billy Frank, Jr. presented this award to the Honorable Norm Dicks for his tireless work towards protecting salmon, wildlife, and habitats in the Nisqually watershed and throughout Puget Sound. Congressman Dicks’ has obtained funds for the expansion of the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and helped direct funds to the refuge for the biggest estuary restoration on the West Coast. He assisted in settling a long standing dispute between the Nisqually Indian Tribe and Fort Lewis and then directed funds to build a critical fish hatchery as a part of that settlement. His leadership with Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery funding has been critical in helping protect over 75% of the river’s mainstem riparian habitat. Most recently, Congressman Dicks was instrumental in getting funds to implement an innovative approach to salmon recovery with the creation of a weir to support the continued recovery of wild salmon in the Nisqually.

Rep. Dicks is the second recipient of this award.
The Nisqually River Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit committed to implementing the Nisqually Watershed Stewardship Plan., a locally based, fifty year plan to preserve and promote the Nisqually watershed that reaches from the glaciers of Mt. Rainier National Park to the delta in the Nisqually National Wildlife

JZ Knight was one of three Chum Level contributors
Photo credit: Mary Hasken Photography

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Dave Champagne, the brother of Virginia Coverdale, contacted the media earlier this week but they did not share his side of Virginia’s story. He and his family asked RSE to forward his letter to you.

JZ Knight News, Press, Yelm and Thurston County Issues

I was a student in the Ramtha School for approximately ten years, from 1991 to 2001. I am not a current student and don’t represent the school. I remember the Ramtha School as very unorthodox but as a place of peace and empowerment. Although I no longer attend the school, most of my friends and family have attended at one time and we all think the world of the work they do there.

Virginia Coverdale is my sister. She is largely responsible for the creation and distribution of recent videos about the Ramtha School. These videos are deliberately edited to make it seem that the school is a dangerous haven for child abuse and homophobia. Firsthand I can say that is not even remotely true.

I am deeply saddened that my sister has allowed her personal unresolved hurts and grudges to taint and distort the truth and actions of this school of thousands of innocent people worldwide, many of whom I know to be decent and loving people. What is more disturbing to me — and the reason I am finally speaking up after many months of silence — is that the motivation for my sister’s actions is based purely on bitterness and anger.

Virginia had an affair with JZ Knight’s partner, James Flick, a couple of years ago. James had left my sister within weeks of the affair being found out. She felt humiliated and became rageful and angry, not just at James but at JZ Knight as well. Virginia spent much of her time obsessing over them both and she couldn’t let it go. In the past year Virginia’s obsession took the form of blogging with other disenfranchised ex-Ramtha School students about JZ Knight.

A few months ago, she told me and my family that she was working on the Andrew Barkis Campaign for Thurston County Commissioner. She said she was hoping if she did a good job helping him get elected, he would offer her a job after the election. We were all glad she was pursuing productive work and getting on with her life. She said part of her objective was to oust current County Commissioner Sandra Romero.

When we saw the videos she posted on YouTube and distributed to state and local officials, we were shocked and sickened but we were not surprised. I tried to convince myself this was just dirty politics . . . but the videos clearly showed us that she is taking her rage against JZ and the Ramtha School to a broader audience under the guise of a political agenda. Sandra Romero and the campaign against her was just a convenient excuse.

I never wanted to have to say these deeply personal things about my sister but I just can’t allow such blatant distortions of the Ramtha School to go undefended by someone who has both been there and knows Virginia’s motivations.

I’d like to add that I know BOTH Sandra Romero and Andrew Barkis personally. I don’t feel either one of them deserves to be attacked in any manner like this. Sandra Romero, especially, has my deepest sympathies.”

Dave Champagne
Olympia, WA

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JZ Knight suggests everyone view the Presidential Debates

JZ Knight News, Yelm and Thurston County Issues

JZ recommends everyone watch the Presidential Debates, which begin
Wednesday, Oct 3, 6-7:30pm PDT

Each debate will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC among others. The debates will also be streamed live online.
Read more of the complete debate schedule.

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