A man who allegedly stabbed his wife on the night of 30 April, 2015 after a domestic dispute will finally face trial for the charge laid against him.Miguel “Allan” Barker of Bagotville, West Bank Demerara will have his day in the high court over the allegedThe late Donessa Barkerbrutal stabbing of Donessa Barker. The woman had collapsed after being dealt several stab wounds about the body.In evidence tendered in the Wales Magistrate’s Court, the woman died of incised wounds and it was proven that she was stabbed to the chest.At the packed courtroom, Magistrate Nurse ruled that there is sufficient evidence to proceed with a trial. However Barker in his response to the accusation maintained that he was not present at the time of the crime.“Me an me wife didn’t really [have] no problem, sir,” the defendant noted.The murder accused also pointed out that during the course of the investigation, police forced him to sign a statement which he did not understand since he cannot read.The Magistrate posited that the court will take his explanations into consideration but the defendant has to defend his alleged crime at the Supreme Court.Barker, before being remanded to prison, was told that at a later date, he will be informed as to when his high court trial will commence.It was on a Thursday evening last year that the mother of one was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband.The couple had been married for more than a year, but had been experiencing extensive marital issues. Reports had indicated that the murder accused would frequently accuse his wife of infidelity which caused intervals of separation in the marriage.On that fateful night, the couple were heard arguing which was followed by a scuffle and after some time, the man left the home but then returned and jumped through the bedroom window.Guyana Times had reported that Barker had reportedly taken a knife from the kitchen and stabbed his spouse several times. Neighbours attempted to rescue the woman and had rushed her to hospital where she was pronounced dead.At that time, Barker allegedly fled with the murder weapon but was later apprehended and charged for the fatal crime.
Liberia, Africa’s first independent and sovereign Republic, has also been, since the early 1930s, the continent’s first rubber producing country, and yet in nearly 90 years has not yet been able to produce a single rubber band, glove or any other rubber product.That seems to have been the plot or scheme of Harvey S. Firestone who, in 1926, signed agreement with the administration of President Charles D.B. King for one million acres of land to grow natural rubber in Liberia.Mr. Firestone first attempted to grow rubber in the Philippines, but they turned him down for fear that if they allowed Firestone in, it would signal a death knell to Philippines’ quest for independence.Firestone’s next stop was Liberia, in his determination for the United States of America (USA) to grow her own rubber and break the British monopoly on rubber in the world.Mr. Firestone found Liberia’s rich soil, rainfall and climate to be, as he put it in his own words, the best place on the planet to grow rubber successfully. He immediately opened the Firestone plantation along the Farmington River in what is now Margibi County.Firestone did two things more to ensure that Liberian officialdom and Liberians were on his side: first, he encouraged most Liberian officials to grow rubber, which he bought, making many leading Liberians rich; second, he employed thousands of Liberians and became the country’s first major concession and largest employer besides the government.In the process, Harvey Firestone and his family became very rich—billionaires.Firestone was good for Liberia except for one thing: the company deemed Liberia fit only for a rubber plantation that produced ONLY raw material to feed American factories, and nothing else. That is why in Firestone’s nearly a century of operation in Liberia, it has manufactured absolutely nothing here, but rather, until this day, June 7, 2018, shipped every ounce of its rubber to the USA and other foreign parts. That is why we say that Firestone saw Liberia as simply fertile ground for producing raw materials— nothing else.Two questions arise: first, how was it possible for Firestone to treat Liberia, a country that has been so good to Firestone, so badly and so contemptuously? The second question is, how have Liberian officials and successive Liberian governments allowed Firestone to do this—treat Liberia so badly—for nearly a century—92 years to be exact?We can venture a third question: how was it possible for all these Liberian rubber planters, from James (Jimmy) Francis Cooper, the first Liberian rubber planter, to many other Coopers, Dennises, Shermans, Freemans, Jacksons, Tubmans, Tolberts and the biggest rubber planter of them all, Harry L. Morris of Kakata and Todee, yes, how did all of rubber planters to allow Firestone to get away with this—slaving after this company’s US dollars and remaining naked as purely producers of Firestone’s raw material—rubber, and nothing else?But as the saying goes, nothing lasts forever. Today, we have another Cooper, whose name was also James, from Sinoe County, son of Henry Cooper—Henry is a popular name among the Coopers, who hailed from Sinoe, built a several hundred acre rubber farm in Bomi County. Today, the son of this James E. Cooper, also called James the II, has decided to brave the century-old powerful current by dreaming a serious dream. Young James E. Cooper, Jr., son of a Sinoe Cooper and an American mother, is dreaming of adding value to Liberian rubber by manufacturing rubber gloves, boots, adhesives (glues, gums, pastes), solvents (thinners), gaskets, rubber roofing tiles, re-threaded automobile tires and later freshly manufactured automobile tires.This is nothing short of revolutionary and we appeal to the government of President George Manneh Weah to give its firm backing to this great and historic initiative.Mr. James E. Cooper, Jr., tells us that he is not alone. Several other rubber planters have already started constructing rubber processing facilities in various parts of the country, including Kakata, Margibi County, and Nimba County.Mr. James E. Cooper, II says not only will these rubber processing and manufacturing enterprises produce finished products; they will also cause thousands more people to be employed in the rubber sector. They will not just be tappers, but engineers and technicians working in manufacturing plants.Presently, Mr. Cooper’s processing plant is producing TSR 10 rubber for export to Malaysia and the USA where it is used to manufacture automobile tires. He also produces smoked sheets for export.Mr. Cooper is in negotiations with Sri Lankan manufacturers to come to Liberia and join him by bringing in their technology to start rethreading tires, and later the real thing—brand new automobile tires for export to the Mano River Union and ECOWAS markets.Mr. Cooper and his fellow rubber processors have an even bigger dream: the Free Trade Agreement, spearheaded by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, which was signed in Kigali last week by 48 of the 53 African nations.Cooper and his colleagues are on to creating Liberia’s industrial revolution. Let us all join in this great endeavor by giving Mr. Cooper and all his colleagues our fullest cooperation and support. The media must play their part, and so, we fervently pray, will the Liberian government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A Hadfield Street, Georgetown man is now left without a roof over his head after a fire completely ravaged his home just before midnight on Saturday.House owner Rudy Morgan said he was awakened by a crackling sound and intense heat on his body, and upon checking, saw that his Lot 47 Hadfield Street Lodge home was on fire.The man, who makes ornaments along Main Street Georgetown, was the lone occupant of the one-flat wooden house. He recalled that, before going to bed, he had lit a mosquito coil, which he surmised might have been the cause of the fire.“I was sleeping, I was on my bed…to tell you the truth, I got lil water under my house, so the mosquitoes were a lot. So I light two coils, and then I went to bed, went under my netting and went to sleep. When I sleeping, I feel the heat on my skin, so I jump up,” Morgan relayed.Rudy MorganThe man recounted that he quickly hopped out of bed and made attempts to douse the flames before the fire spread further, but this proved futile.“I run and I used some bottled water that I had to try and out the fire, but before I know it, the fire ran through half of my house,” he explained.Fearing for his safety, Morgan said, he exited the house and began calling on neighbours to alert them.The Fire Service was also called to the scene; however, by the time they arrived, the entire house was already burnt to the ground.The ornament-maker estimates his losses to be in excess of $1 million. He told this publication that all his craft items have been destroyed in the fire.“I had all of my ornaments that I does sell in here and outside, and everything burned. I lost my livelihood, because all the materials that I does use and so gone,” Morgan cried.Now homeless, the man is calling on the public to lend him assistance in rebuilding. He revealed that all the cash he had in his home has been lost in the fire.
The 21-year-old woman who was living with the self-confessed Black Bush Polder murderer said she did not know that he murdered his wife, but confessed that she was wearing the dead woman’s clothing.Following the arrest of the couple after a missing person’s report was filed at the Whim Police Station on Wednesday, Uma-Davie Nathoo told investigators that she knew “nothing of the crime” and was in disbelief that it had even taken place.Dead: Lilwantie BalackUma-Davie NathooWhen the remains of the body were unearthed, thereby confirming the victim’s demise, this young woman maintained her innocence. “He (partner) can’t put me in that one!” she said. “I wasn’t there! He will have to face it!” she told the Police.The young woman was on Friday evening released from custody on $25,000 station bail after Police were convinced that she was not a participant in the crime. Her paramour’s relatives paid the bail.That same Friday was when the skeletal remains of Wilwantie Balack, also called “Darling”, 39, of Mibicuri North, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, were dug up from a grave at the back of her yard in the agricultural community. Balack had gone missing in September last year, and her husband had repeatedly told their children that his wife had migrated to the USA. The woman had been last seen by her children on September 3, 2016.At approximately 11:30h on Friday, her remains were found in a four-foot grave about 120 metres behind the family’s house. Relatives had been searching for her since September 6, the day it is believed she was killed. Her 21-year-old daughter, Dharshni Davi Balack, said her father had given them conflicting information about the whereabouts of their mother, telling the three children that she was in the USA and other relatives that she was in living in different parts of the country.Suspicion grew as no phone calls were received from Wilwantie; and her husband, 43-year-old Sunildat Balack, also called “Red Man”, brought the 21-year-old woman to live with him. The three Balack children soon discovered that their father’s new partner was wearing their mother’s wedding band.Speaking with <
The financial statements are out for Fort St. John City employees and elected officials for 2008.City employees salaries totaled just over $9,644,000. As for elected officials, the total came to more than $185,000.Former City Manager John Locher, who was fired in June of 2007, received just over $141,000 as a promised severance package.- Advertisement -Now, last year, former Mayor Jim Eglinski spent just under $7,000 for expenses, like out-of-town conferences. Since January 2009, Mayor Lantz has spent just over $11,000 for conferences in various parts of BC and Alberta.Meanwhile, wages for three firefighters varied from $128,000 thousand to $147,000.To see a full copy of the statement, click on the attachment below.Advertisement
Wayne Rooney has been DROPPED for Manchester United’s Boxing Day clash with Stoke City.With pressure mounting on under-fire manager Louis van Gaal following a run of six games without a win, the Dutchman has responded by dumping his captain on to the bench for the lunchtime Boxing Day kick off.Rooney, who has scored just two Premier League goals this season, insisted earlier this week that he and his team-mates would fight to save Van Gaal’s job, but he will have to wait for his chance to join that battle against the Potters.Ander Herrara comes back into the side, while Anthony Martial will lead the line on his own.Stoke also make one change, with Geoff Cameron recovering from a hamstring strain to replace Marko van Ginkel in midfield.Stoke: Butland, Cameron, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters, Johnson, Whelan, Shaqiri, Bojan, Afellay, Arnautovic. Subs: Joselu, Wilson, van Ginkel, Adam, Diouf, Walters, Haugaard.Man United: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Young, Carrick, Ander Herrera, Mata, Fellaini, Depay, Martial. Subs: Rooney, Romero, Schneiderlin, Varela, McNair, Borthwick-Jackson, Andreas Pereira. 1 Wayne Rooney
1 Out-of-favour Chelsea winger Christian Atsu is expected to join La Liga side Malaga on loan.The Ghana international moved to Bournemouth on loan at the beginning of this season, but was recalled by the Blues after failing to make an impact with just two appearances for the Cherries.And with limited opportunities at Stamford Bridge, it seems the 24-year-old will not be sent out to gain experience in Spain.The likes of Epsnayol, Rayo Vallecano and Levante were all reportedly interested in a deal for Atsu, but the prospect of regular first team football at Malaga looks to have swayed the player.Atsu joined Chelsea in the summer of 2013 and has already spent time at Everton and Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on loan.The former Porto winger has 42 caps for Ghana and his Blues contract expires in the summer of 2018. Chelsea winger Christian Atsu
A 73-year-old farmer will go on trial in Donegal Town today charged with operating a ‘shebeen’ in a shed at his home called the ‘Bog Hotel’.The trial date for the case against Patsy Brogan – fixed last month – set aside time today for the trial at Donegal District Court.At a previous hearing defence solicitor Paudge Dorrian said the pensioner will be “contesting” a charge that he sold beer and spirits at the premises outside Inver, Co. Donegal, on September 25 last year. The summons was brought against Mr Brogan – pictured here with his 29-year-old Polish girlfriend – on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions by Inspector Denis Joyce.Brogan was cleared by a court last year of running an illegal bar in his converted shed when Donegal County Council sued him for a breach of planning laws.He told that court that he doesn’t charge for drink and the judge in that case found the converted shed was not in breach of planning laws and was not unlike private bars in homes across the country where families shared drinks with friends.PATSY BROGAN ‘SHEBEEN’ TRIAL TO GO AHEAD TODAY was last modified: October 5th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bog HotelCo DonegalDonegal District CourtinverPatsy Brogan
TIR CHONAILL ATHLETICS CLUB SUMMER CAMPTír Chonaill Athletics Club grew from three thriving juvenile clubs that existed in Donegal Town, Ballyshannon and Bundoran in the 1970’sTír Chonaill Athletics Club is a club with an open door policy, where you will be greeted with a warm welcome from friendly, courteous and experienced members and qualified coaches. Coaches who believe that everyone is capable of achieving their goals, regardless of age or fitness levels, and who strive towards this end in a friendly, supportive and safe environment. The club caters for athletes from 8 years old upwards, the oldest member being 68 years of age and for Juveniles, Seniors, Masters, Joggers, Walkers, Tri-Athletes and Fit4Life covering such events as Track & Field Athletics, Road Running, Cross-Country Running, Triathlon, Walking and Hiking. Camp Sponsors CARA PHARMACIES Our Partners in successTir Chonaill AC Summer Camp 2011Five Days Of Fun July 4th to July 8th [inclusive]LEARNING THROUGH SPORT Camp Director: Eamon Harvey 074 97 21578/087 0867948054 Tirchonaillac.comFor Ages 5 – 15 includes Athletics Specific Camp for 13 -15 year olds9am – 2pmCAMP APPLICATIONName: ___________________ Age:____ Medical Condition:__________________Name: ___________________ Age:____Medical Condition:__________________Name: ___________________ Age:____ Medical Condition:__________________Name: ___________________ Age:____Medical Condition:__________________Telephone: _______________________Emergency NumberAddress:____________________________________________________________________________________________E:mail:___________________________Signature:_________________________PRINT NAME:______________________ABOUT THE CAMPThe camp is part of the Tír Chonaill AC Summer programme and provides a fun, structured environment in which children aged five through to fifteen can socialise, make friends through the FUNdamentals of Sport. The camp is situated in the grounds of the Abbey vocational school.Supervised Lunch breaks; Qualified personnel including a child protection officer;End of camp tournamentSample ActivitiesVolleyball, Badminton, Football, Basketball, Sportshall, Tag Rugby, Dodge Ball, Gymnastics, Dancing, Quiz, Art & Crafts, Circle Games, Athletics, Olympic Trampoline, Wet-weather activities (if required).AT FEES YOU CAN AFFORDOne family member €60Two family members €110Family Group €150Closing Date for Camp Applications is Thurs 30th JuneWHAT YOU NEED TO BRINGIf it’s warm -Sun screen, snacks and lots of waterIf it’s Cold and wet -A coat, snacks and lots of waterWHERE DO I SEND MY APPLICATIONJust drop your completed application and cheque, money order or even cash into any Cara Pharmacy outlet in Donegal Town or Bundoran or into All Sports on Quay Street Donegal Town.TERMS AND CONDITIONSPlaces are limited. While club leaders will take all reasonable action to ensure the safety and well being of the children, we cannot be held responsible for damages, injuries or loss of possessions and parents/guardians are advised to obtain personal insurance for these occurrences. Misbehavior and/or continual breach of camp rules will result in the participant being suspended from the camp and no refund being given. Children attending camp should not be left unsupervised at camp venue until the official coaches are present. Children must be collected promptly at 2:00pm.Tir Chonaill Athletics ClubSenior 5 Day Summer 2011 Camp The camp, aimed at 12 to 15 year olds, will introduce and develop a variety of athletic events in a fun environment. The camp will be staffed by qualified athletics teachers/coaches. Disciplines will include – Long Jump; High Jump; Pole Vault; Shot Putt; Middle distance; Javelin plus gymnastics, trampoleening, orienteering and gamesWhen and Where 9am to 2pm daily Abbey Voc School, Donegal Town Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri 4th – 8th July 2011Cost one family member €60 Two family members – €110 Family group €150To attend – fill out the application – overleaf and return to camp directorEamon Harvey, Drimark, Donegal Town 0872797548/0749721578 or leave in All Sports Donegal Town or Cara Pharmacy Donegal Town or Bundoran Closing date for applications Thurs 30th June ATHLETICS: TIR CHONAILL AC LAUNCHES SUMMER CAMP was last modified: June 20th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:TIR CHONAILL AC LAUNCHES SUMMER CAMP
DONEGAL’S Ladies GAA senior team travelled to Cork today – and were well-beaten by the All-Ireland champions.Cork led 3-11 to 0-1 at half time with goals by Angela Walsh (10), Ni Bhuachalla (16) and a penalty by Emma Farmer (29).Four more goals followed in the second half in the clash at CIT with Sarah Harrington scoring two of them. Donegal managed to register just two more scores.Final score – Cork 7-23 Donegal 0-03. DONEGAL LADIES WELL BEATEN BY CORK was last modified: April 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL LADIES WELL BEATEN BY CORK
RAPHOE WALKING GROUPThe Raphoe Walking Group meets every Thursday at 10.30am in the Family Resource Centre. Everyone Welcome. This is a brilliant opportunity to get fit (ter) and meet new people in your Community.Fundraiser for new playground for Raphoe Support needed to ensure we reach our target to get the playground started. Donations also welcome. email@example.com or 0863467793COFFEE DAYIn memory of Lulu Pringle Friday 9th august in St John’s Bosco Centre Donegal Town from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Everyone welcome, All proceeds in aid of North West Hospice and Solice Care Centre Donegal Town for further information contact Jude on 0863945008DRAW WINNERS Draw in aid of Neo Natal Unit Letterknny/Neo Natal Unit Rotunda Hospital Dublin.Anne Kelly thanks sincerely all who contributed to recent draw total raised €1630.00Winners1st prize signed Donegal Jersey (donated by Jenny Duncan) winner James Johnston Muntertinney Raphoe2nd prize Hamper winner Nicole Sweeny 3rd prize bottle of whiskey (donated by Laird Mc Kinley) winner Niamh MorrisOAKFIELD PARKTo celebrate the fantastic weather we’re having right now, Thomas, the train at Oakfield Park will be running every Wed, Thurs & Fri at 3pm, in addition to his regular runs all day on Saturday & Sundays. The Gardens are open as usual – Wed to Sunday from 12 to 6pm.Pack a picnic and take advantage of the sunny weather & school holidays and bring the family along to this gorgeous local facility right on your doorstep. RAPHOE BOXING CLUBA very sincere thanks goes to Martin Laird and all his workforce at the Raphoe Tidy Towns for all the great work that they do inside and outside the boxing clubhouse as it is greatly appreciated.Congratulations goes to boxing club coach Gary Mc Cullagh and his wife Aileen on the birth of their baby son last week.Best wishes for every success goes to Convoy’s Bryan Mc Namee and Letterkenny’s Brian Elliot who will be representing Ireland at the forthcoming European Schoolboy Championships to be staged in the City West Dublin from 28th July to 4th August. Good luck lads from all at the Raphoe club.More details of the club’s 25th anniversary to be staged in Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey on Saturday 16th November will appear in the local press in the coming weeks.Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org every Thursday to meet the print deadline.DD LOCAL – RAPHOE WALKERS TAKING TO THE ROADS was last modified: July 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Raphoe notes
THEY have faces to melt the hardest of hearts.But someone decided to dump them in Mountcharles – and left them. Three of them managed to make it to the garden of a local woman who rescued them – she found two others later. “We arrived up today to collect the pups that seem to be collie x springers approx 9 weeks old. There are 4 females and 1 male,” said Ryan McCauley from Donegal Pet Rescue.“They seemed in quite good health, they had a wormy belly and wee bit nervous but other than that healthy. We looked around the area to see maybe a mother had been dumped with them but unfortunately there was no sign of her.“We walked around the local area and asked the neighbours if they had seen any dogs or unusual vehicles in the area but to no avail. We are hoping that these little cuties have wondered off by themselves but it is looking like someone dumped them in this location knowing they would be found rather than pick up the phone and ask a rescue organisation for help.“The pups were checked over and although two of them are a bit nervous of us they seem used to human contact so that puts the idea of being born wild out of the equation. “They got treated for worms and will get their vaccinations and chips in the next few days. We are pleading with the public for information on this case as it is quite strange to find healthy pups in an area where they will be found quickly.“We do get pups dumped that are unhealthy or too young to be away from the mum as the owner does want to look after them anymore but most people will call us for help.“We have had cases in the past were the pups were born in fields to a mum but these pups are used to human interaction and quite healthy so can’t be the case. We would like the public to please get in contact if they recognise theses pups or if they know the mum of these pups so we know she is safe and looked after.“The rescue centres are always under pressure but we will do everything in our power to help you especially young pups. There is no need to dump them off hoping they will be found. We have had no reports of missing pups or the rescue in the local area has had no reports of missing pups so we are assuming they have been dumped, but if these are your pups please get in contact with us. Can everyone please share so we can get the information we need on these pups and their mum. And please if you don’t want puppies then neuter your pets, dogs trust are running a free neutering and micro-chipping scheme for the month of July.” SHOCKING! HOW COULD ANYONE DUMP THESE PUPS? was last modified: July 15th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:abandoned pupsdonegalDonegal Pet RescueMOUNTCHARLES
SOUTH EL MONTE – Akbar Mehr has not given up in his quest to bring a strip club to South El Monte. Despite a recent Superior Court ruling denying him a permit to open Diamonds Showgirls, Mehr plans to take the matter to the appellate courts. “The judge ruled in favor of the city,” said Mehr, a planning adviser. “Usually we don’t care about the decision of the lower court. I expected something like that.” Mehr alleges South El Monte council members adopted an emergency ordinance to prevent him from opening his strip club at 1225 Durfee Ave. The site, which formerly housed Cindy’s Restaurant, is zoned for commercial businesses, he said. On that basis, the city denied his application for a permit, Barrow said. According to Mehr’s attorney, the city’s move was illegal. “The city changed the ordinance and claimed it was simply correcting a prior mistake,” said attorney Roger Diamond, who has defended adult businesses in the past. Most recently, he helped Anaheim’s Taboo Club win $2 million after officials in that city tried to keep the cabaret out of their boundaries using similar tactics, Diamond said. In the South El Monte case, Diamond and his client are seeking upward of $1 million in lost profits over the last year. Barrow say his City Council’s actions were within legal reason. “City councils are presented a lot of different ordinances at different times, and so when you have a 25-page ordinance, unless someone has done a red-line version, there’s no way to see how it applies to the current ordinance,” he said. “It was clear that no one brought this to the City Council.” email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2303160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Under the previous ordinance, Mehr added, adult businesses were allowed in that area so long as their front doors were 500 feet away from the property line of homes, schools, religious establishments or parks. Mehr’s business met those criteria, he said. South El Monte City Attorney Quinn Barrow disagreed, saying the ordinance terms were inadvertently incorrect. “There was a period (in 1999) where, just for adult uses, the measurements had changed to the primary door,” Barrow said. “No one knows how that change got into the books. At the time the council was adapting an ordinance that was 25 pages long.” “It’s property line to property line,” Barrow said of the correct zoning code, noting Whittier Narrows Recreation Area lies in too close a proximity to Mehr’s potential club. Barrow also said discrepancies in the ordinance were not discovered until Mehr and another business requested a permit in late 2004, prompting the council’s response.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake More than 150 supporters attended the ceremony, including Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who helped present the awards. — “Operation Christmas for our Troops II” collected more than 40,000 toys for the children of Californians serving in the U.S. military this year, and CDs, DVDs and video games for to the troops themselves. Last week, the employees of Woodland Hills-based 21st Century Insurance donated 750 toys to the National Guard facility in Ontario. Yellow Ribbon America, the National Guard Association of California and the California state Legislature sponsored the operation. — In a community service project in advance of his upcoming bar mitzvah, 12-year-old Nicholas Sacks of West Hills collected 36 large bags of hygiene products and donated them to the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles.—Submit Community Column items via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax to (818) 713-0058; or mail to Daily News, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills 91365. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Eight Los Angeles children will ride horses in the upcoming Rose Parade as a reward for their success in the Wonderful Outdoor World program. Among the eight are Luz Roque from Pacoima and Alejandro Gutierrez and Ricardo Solis Jr. from Sylmar. W.O.W. gives urban children ages 8-12 a chance to camp at their local park or recreation area, where they learn skills like pitching tents and catching fish and get an overall respect for nature. It’s offered through the city Department of Recreation and Parks and has several public and private sponsors. — Fifteen Girl Scouts from the San Fernando Valley received the Girl Scout Gold Award at a ceremony in Granada Hills. Only senior scouts ages 16 or 17 are eligible for the award, which is the highest in the scouts. Earning the Gold Award requires a Girl Scout to “set goals, plan and put aspirations into action, gain leadership skills, explore career options and develop personal values while providing services to the community at large.” One of the award winners, Brianne King of Sylmar, designed a 12-square-foot “Star Gazing Center” for studying astronomy at a Girl Scout camp in Frazier Park. Another, Kristina Smith of Burbank, provided a summer music camp called “Mornings with Music” for children at a local school.
Former Kerry GAA star and RTE pundit Pat Spillane has publicly voiced his support for the plight of Arranmore Island fishermen.Spillane appeared on The Late Late Show and gave an in-depth interview to host Ryan Turbidy. One of the issues Spillane discussed passionately was his fears regarding widespread rural decline all over Ireland.He pointed to the TV3 programme ‘Islanders’ as an example of how areas and Islands could be potentially wiped out due to severe draconian measures taken by powerbrokers in Brussels.He used Arranmore Island fisherman Neilie Kavanagh as an example of everything that is wrong with the current system.Simply click play on the video above to listen to what Spillane had to say. GAA PUNDIT PAT SPILLANE VOICES SUPPORT FOR ARRANMORE ISLAND FISHERMAN was last modified: May 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Arranmore IslandFeaturesnewsPat Spillane