Wellington Police Notes forÂ Wednesday, February 06, 2013:â€¢6:22 a.m. Russell J. Mirt, W/M, 56, Mayfield, KS was issued a notice to appear charged with defective headlight and no proof of insurance.â€¢6:40 a.m. Jason E. Smith, 31, Caldwell, was issued a notice to appear charged with defective taillights and no valid drivers license.â€¢11:30 a.m. Officers investigated forgery, theft, identity theft and making false information in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington.â€¢1:01 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1400 block. E. 16th, Wellington.2:02 p.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care in the 800 block. N. Poplar, Wellington.â€¢2:46 p.m. Victor M. Lopez-Gomez, 28, Wichita was arrested, charged and confined with driving while driverâ€™s license is revoked.â€¢3:52 p.m. Officers investigated burglary and theft in the 200 block. W. Botkin, Wellington.â€¢4:32 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1500 block. N. B, Wellington.â€¢7:23 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 800 block. E. 16th, Wellington.
Clemson wins 41-17 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.No. 2 Ohio State (-16) vs. No. 10 WisconsinThe Buckeyes can leave no doubt by completing a perfect season in the Big Ten — which would be the first since the conference went to a nine-game conference schedule. The Buckeyes broke open a 38-7 blowout against the Badgers on Oct. 26 in the second half. Look for a similar trend here.Ohio State wins 40-21 and COVERS the spread. Conference championship weekend is here, and the 10 matchups will not only close out the 2019 college football regular season, but also help determine the College Football Playoff and New Year’s Day 6 bowls.Plus, it’s just a weekend of great college football matchups, featuring ranked meetings between No. 1 LSU and No. 4 Georgia; No. 2 Ohio State and No. 10 Wisconsin; No. 3 Clemson and No. 22 Virginia; No. 5 Utah and No. 13 Oregon; No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 8 Baylor; and No. 16 Memphis and No. 21 Cincinnati. Get the latest NCAA odds & betting advice at Sports InsiderSporting News will pick all 10 conference championship games against the spread to close out what has been a great season. Here’s how we’ve done this season:Straight up: 217-49, .816 (18-1 last week)Against the spread: 148-118, .556 (11-8 last week)Upset picks: 3-16, .158 (1-0 last week)With that, Sporting News’ picks against the spread for every conference championship game (odds provided courtesy of Sports Insider as of noon ET on Monday, Dec. 2):No. 5 Utah (-6.5) vs. No. 13 OregonThe Pac-12 championship, played on Friday night, is must-watch material. The Utes can potentially punch their Playoff ticket with an impressive performance against the Ducks, and they have covered each of the last eight weeks since losing to USC. The Utes won a 32-25 thriller against Oregon last year, and this one could be similar. We just have a feeling Oregon can start the weekend off with some chaos.Oregon wins 34-33 in an UPSET.No. 6 Oklahoma (-8) vs. No. 8 BaylorStyle points count for both of these one-loss teams if Utah wins. This is a rematch of the classic these two played in Waco on Nov. 16, and it’s on the Bears to prove they are as comfortable as the Sooners on the big stage. Remember, Baylor at one point led the Sooner 28-3 before surrendering the biggest comeback in Oklahoma history. If Oklahoma looks the part, it finds a way to the Playoff as a result.Oklahoma wins 41-34 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.MORE: Week 15 Playoff pictureNo. 20 Appalachian State (-6.5) vs. LouisianaThis is a rematch of last year’s Sun Belt championship game, and the Mountaineers still have some New Year’s Day 6 bowl hope. Zac Thomas is coming off his best game of the season against Troy, and the App State quarterback keeps that rolling against Louisiana.Appalachian State wins 36-21 and COVERS the spread.Central Michigan (-7) vs. Miami (Ohio)The Chippewas are looking to complete a banner first season under Jim McElwain, and former Tennessee quarterback Quinten Dormady is heating up at the right time. Central Michigan averaged 47.3 points in its last three games. Miami lost its regular-season finale to Ball State.Central Michigan wins 38-28 and COVERS the spread.MORE: Week 15 bowl projectionsNo. 16 Memphis (-10) vs. No. 21 CincinnatiIt’s a déjà vu game for both teams, who met on Black Friday. The Bearcats committed three costly turnovers in that game, and Luke Fickell will throw new wrinkles at the Tigers’ offense. It will be a little tighter this time, but it comes with the same result.Memphis wins 34-27 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.UAB vs. FAU (-7)It’s a matchup of the last two Conference USA champions, and a great coaching matchup between Bill Clark and Lane Kiffin. The Owls have scored 34 points or more in every game of their five-game winning streak, and Kiffin wins a second conference title before looking at some job opportunities in the Power 5.FAU wins 37-27 and COVERS the spread.MORE: A guide to all 10 conference championship gamesNo. 19 Boise State (-13.5) vs. HawaiiThe Broncos won the Oct. 12 matchup 59-37, but they are 3-5 against the spread as a double-digit favorite this season. The Warriors closed the regular season on a four-game win streak and will hang around a little longer this time.Boise State wins 42-31 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.No. 1 LSU (-7.5) vs. No. 4 GeorgiaIf the Bulldogs win, then both teams might end up in the Playoff. It’s a strength-on-strength matchup where the nation’s second-best scoring offense (48.7) meets the second-best scoring defense (10.4). The Tigers, however, prove to be too much in the second half.LSU wins 34-26 and COVERS the spread.WEEK 15 RANKINGS: Sporting News | AP, CoachesNo. 3 Clemson (-29) vs. No. 22 VirginiaThe Tigers have won the last four ACC championship games by an average of 20.5 points per game, so why would this one be any different? The schools haven’t met since 2013, and Virginia should play with confidence after beating rival Virginia Tech. That won’t be enough against a team that has allowed more than 14 points in just one game this season.
Submitted by Bob Solie for Washington CellularIf you have a smartphone (iPhone, Galaxy, etc.) you MUST read this before you travel outside the US – (and remember that Canada is a foreign country).Many smartphone users accidentally incur large roaming charges when traveling because they don’t realize that their smartphone is doing a lot of “data” things in the background. It may be checking your email, doing a GPS location, checking for App upgrades, etc.In order to protect yourself from these charges, you need to turn off all of the features that work in the background and then check your email and surf the web only when WiFi service is available.Here are some tips on saving yourself from high data roaming costs when you are traveling:———————————————————————–International Travel Tips for Data ChargesHow to keep data charges predictable when traveling abroadCheck your email only when WIFI is available. You should disable your device’s auto-check functionality. You may then utilize Wi-Fi as a supplement to 3G/GPRS/EDGE to download and manually check email.iPhone Users: To turn off the auto-check functionality, tap on: Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars>Fetch New Data. Toggle “Push” to “OFF” and under “Fetch”, select “Manually”.Android Users: Select: Settings > Accounts and sync > Manage Accounts. Un-check “Auto-sync” to cancel all auto-sync functions (email, weather, stock quotes, etc.) or select specific account and uncheck sync options.Windows Phone 7 Users: Select Settings > email & accounts, then select an account. Choose “Download new content” and set to “manually”. Uncheck all “Content to sync”, then click checkbox at bottom of screen to save changes.Turn off Data Roaming. By default, the setting for international data roaming will typically be in the “OFF” position. Check the settings on your particular device before traveling abroad. Turning data roaming “OFF” blocks email, browsing, visual voicemail and downloads, but it will not block text messages. International roaming rates apply when you send text or picture/video messages.iPhone Users: Tap on: Settings>General>Network>Data Roaming (toggle to “OFF”).Android Users: Tap on: Settings>Wireless and network>Mobile networks>Data roaming (uncheck it).Windows Phone 7 Users: Tap on: Settings>cellular>Data roaming options (select “don’t roam”).If you have any questions on this subject, please call Washington Cellular at 360-754-2310. Facebook15Tweet0Pin0
Lae Christian Academy (LCA) School has set up cricket nets for Cricket PNG’s new inter-school cricket competition, the Gold Nuggets School Kriket Trophy.The competition targets children between the ages of 15 and 19, and is an under 19 inter-school cricket competition for all secondary and primary schools.Regional cricket manager Rodney Maha said the competition was aimed at bridging a pathway gap between the soft-ball BSP School Kriket Program and playing for the national teamsThis is the first of its kind in the province and will expand to the other provinces with NCD the other province set to kick-off their Gold Nuggets School Kriket Trophy in a couple of weeks.“I was surprised to see how serious the school was about trying to win the first Gold Nuggets trophy. They bought new posts, new fencing for the nets and even a new welding machine to build the cricket nets” said regional cricket manager for Morobe, Rodney Maha.Six schools in Bumayong, Lae, Busu Secondary, Coronation College, Maximise School and LCA will start their competition on Saturday the 17th of May when the Gold Nuggets School Kriket Trophy will be launched.
Past the finishing postCaymanas Park Results for March 26, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. RALLY BABY PFrancis 50.0*2. CHOO CHOO BLUE RHalledeen 55.0 1 1/2L3. GARY GLITTER RWilson 53.5 9/1 Neck4. AFRICA OMullings 50.5 3LDNF: BULLET RAJ DDawkins3 48.5 9/2WIN: $453.00PLACE: $176.00, $57.00, $139.00Final Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 22.3, 45.4Winner : 3yo ch filly – MARKET RALLY – GIVEITTOMEBABYTrainer : RICHARD AZAN Owner : MILADE AZAN, RICHARD AZAN & LAURENCE HEFFESBred by MILADE AZAN, EDISON CHAI, ROHAN CRICHTON, LAURENCE HEFFQu: $653.00 Ex: $1,896.00Trifecta: $4,442.00Race 2 1600 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. PAPER N LACE WHenry 52.5*2. BATIDOR DE MUNDO AChatrie 54.0 9 1/2L3. HOLIDAY WEEKEND RHalledeen 54.0 1 1/2L4. JESSIE JAMES BebHarvey3 53.0 3/4LWIN: $2662.00PLACE: $167.00, $62.00, $107.00Final Time : 1:43.0 Splits: 24.3, 47.3, 1:14.0Winner : 7yo horse – SWEETSOUTHERNSAINT – SHY MARFATrainer : FITZGERALD RICHARDS Owner : COLLABred by OCALA STUDQu: $1,696.00 Ex: $7,886.00D/E : (4-8) $15,956.00Superfecta : (8-6-7-2) $67,585.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. RAS EMANUEL RWilson 54.0*2. BERRANCA LSteadman3 53.0 Neck3. SUPERTRONICS RHalledeen 54.0 1 3/4L4. DINNER BY SEVEN JJackson 54.0 NeckLate scratch : #6 LITTLEMISSEMMYWIN: $173.00PLACE: $61.00, $73.00, $106.00Final Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.0, 46.4Winner : 4yo b colt – BURNING MARQUE – PLEASANT PRINCESSTrainer : MCMASTER,PETER G Owner : MISS SUCKIEBred by ELAINE MCMASTERQu: $339.00 Ex: $856.00D/E: $18,866.00Superfecta: $11,469.00Rolling Triple: $132,444.00Race 4 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES (DIV.I)*1. A THOUSAND STARS RHalledeen 55.02. RUNNING STAR SEllis 55.0 9 1/2L3. FRANCIA’S PRIDE JAnderson 52.0 3L4. IGNITION OEdwards3 52.0 5 1/2L5. FLYING MACHINE AChatrie 54.0 2 1/4LWIN: $68.00PLACE: $55.00, $64.00, $78.00Final Time : 1:35.3 Splits : 23.4, 47.1, 1:13.1Winner : 3yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – HEART OF GOLDTrainer: WAYNE DACOSTA Owner: ELIZABETH A DACOSTABred by ELIZABETH DACOSTAQu: $186.00 Ex: $274.00D/E: $302.00Trifecta: $344.00Hi-5: $8,011.00Rolling Triple: $95,597.00Race 5 1500 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4)1. ANOTHER BULLET SEllis 56.02. MIND SET OWalker 56.0 4 1/2L*3. DREAMCOMETRUE RHalledeen 54.0 6L4. HOLOGRAM SHADOW JErwin 55.0 4 1/4LWIN: $344.00PLACE: $129.00, $64.00, $70.00Final Time : 1:34.2 Splits : 24.0, 47.0, 1:12.0Winner : 4yo b colt – NASHEET – WISELY NOTEDTrainer : EVERAL FRANCIS Owner: TAINIYA S KERRBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $540.00 Ex: $1,119.00D/E: $689.00Superfecta: $3,391.00Rolling Triple: $2,659.00AL GOPIE MEMORIAL CUPRace 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. CHEXIMAKIT HLewis 53.02. MAMETA OFoster 53.0 2L*3. LEGAL ARENA OnBeckford4 53.0 Neck4. RED EAGLE SMuir 54.0 3/1 2 1/2L5. EL SALDADO BebHarvey3 52.5 2 1/2L6. SONG ON TRACK OWalker 53.0 2LLate scratch : #5 KINGS OF JORDAN, #8 SONADOR EXPRESSWIN: $846.00PLACE: $123.00, $93.00, $75.00Final Time : 1:03.1 Splits : 23.3, 47.4Winner : 4yo b filly – NASHEET – FRAULEINTrainer : WINCHESTER MCINTOSH Owner: MUSTMAKIT RACING STABLEBred by OSWALD M CLARKEQu: $2,464.00 Ex: $7,128.00D/E: $8,826.00 (7-5) $428.00 (7-8) $398.00Trifecta: $7,550.00Hit-6 carry-over : $55,181.75Rolling Triple : (2-7-15) $15,595.00Race 7 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES (DIV.II)1. NUCLEAR WARNING OMullings 51.02. WONDER GIRL SMuir 52.5 6 1/2L*3. PATCH RWilson 54.0 2 1/2L4. QUEEN OF BAGDAD AndrePowell4 51.5 2 1/2L WIN: $245.00PLACE: $129.00, $197.00, $68.00Final Time : 1:36.4 Splits : 23.3, 47.3, 1:14.0,Winner : 3yo filly – NUCLEAR WAYNE – SECRET CODETrainer : JOHNNY WILMOT Owner: RISING STARBred by DION JACKSONQu: $2,682.00 Ex: $4,213.00D/E: $9,737.00Superfecta: $5,483.00Rolling Triple: $77,109.00Pick-4: $201,260.00Super-6: $32,146.90 Carry-over: $1,639,496.62JOCKEYS’ GUILD OF JAMAICA TROPHYRace 8 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. LAZZA HPottinger4 52.02. GOLD SCREW MWard4 50.0 1 3/4L*3. SIR BIGGS SEllis 56.0 1/2L4. TASHIE BABY JInnis4 48.0 3/4L5. DAYTON AFFAIR AntThomas4 49.0 2 1/4LLate scratch : #6 LAGUNA POINTWIN: $259.00PLACE: $96.00, $95.00, $61.00Final Time : 1:30.2 Splits: 23.1, 46.4, 1:13.3Winner : 4yo b colt – DAYTON FLYER – MISS POLLYTrainer : LORENZO ROBINSON Owner: LORENZO ROBINSONBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $617.00 Ex: $1,649.00D/E: $3,497.00 (6-6) $93.00Trifecta: $594.00Hi-5: $24,392.50Rolling Triple: $45,250.00PlacePot 8 : Carry-over: $372,547.50Race 9 1400 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. PRINCE OSHAUN BebHarvey3 52.52. BLESSEDNESS JInnis4 53.0 3/4L3. MONEYNEVERSLEEP WHenry 52.0 3 1/4L4. ALDEBARAN OEdwards3 53.0 2L5. VERONICA B OFoster 53.0 3/4LWIN: $352.00PLACE: $149.00, $212.00, $177.00Final Time : 1:31.0 Splits : 24.0, 47.3, 1:14.3Winner : 6yo b horse – WHYWHYWHY – HISHI BLOSSOMTrainer : VICTOR WILLIAMS Owner : ANDRE ADAMSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $2,707.00 Exacta: $5,262.00D/E: $1,813.00Trifecta: $10,214.00Hi-5 carry-over : $104,840.45Rolling Triple: $26,353.00BONNIE BLUE FLAG TROPHYRace 10 1820 M (Purse $845,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCE*1. LONG RUNNING TRAIN WHenry 52.02. SOUTHERN CRUISE PFrancis 50.0 7L3. HOVER CRAFT OWalker 57.0 Head4. BRAWN AChatrie 51.5 1 1/4LWIN: $71.00Final Time : 1:57.2 Splits : 27.1, 51.2, 1:16.1, 1:42.2Winner : 4yo filly – FLOWER ALLEY – CUZ YOU NEVER KNOWTrainer : HARRY PARSARD Owner : HARRY PARSARDBred by THREE CHIMNEYS FARM, LLCNOTE: HORSE #4 BRAWN CAME 3RD, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 4TH BEHIND HORSE #5Qu: $257.00 Ex: $420.00D/E: $431.00Trifecta: $312.00Rolling Triple: $5,413.00Race 11 1500 M (Purse $500,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE NOVEMBER 261. MARIA’S GLORY HPottinger4 50.02. MISS DOROTHY JInnis4 48.0 2L*3. SINK THE BISMARCK BebHarvey3 55.0 8 1/2L4. GIRL ON FIRE JAnderson 51.5 1 1/4L5. CAUSE FOR CONCERN RHalledeen 55.0 3/4LWIN: $301.00PLACE: $132.00, $85.00, $79.00Final Time : 1:37.3 Splits : 24.1, 48.3, 1:15.0Winner : 5yo b filly – KERRYGOLD – LA CERENTOLATrainer : ANTHONY SMITH Owner: BERESFORD BROADBELLBred by PHILIP A. AZARQu: $475.00 Ex: $920.00D/E: $437.00Trifecta: $1,030.00Hi-5: $42,603.00Rolling Triple: $3,913.00Pick-4: $25,144.00Super-6: $2,348,793.20Pick-9: $26,106.00; $588.00 Carry-over: $1,456,855.00
The book, originally compiled upon the request of President W.V.S Tubman by Peter Pinney, an Australian explorer who traveled across Liberia in the 1950s, was missing in action due to the county’s 14-year of civil war. “Legends of Liberia” retells and brings back to life lost, unique, and classic legends of Liberia. From the first page to the last, each story provides detailed information or narration, most especially when it comes to the history of the tribe, which makes it a standout among any book that talks about legends from Liberia or about Liberia.Apart from the tribal histories (legends) told in the book, there are other good short stories that are not so well-known.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) 1 of 4 And community initiative in Lower Johnsonville, Monrovia, were happy to hear stories from the new book donated to their center too! The EU paid tribute to 16 Division II achievers in Liberian Senior High School Certificate Examination. In a ceremony at the EU Delegation to Liberia, students discussed the relevance of the values of Liberia’s traditional stories for their life and future plans Children in Wood Camp community at the Youth Crime Watch of Liberia Library listening to one of their friends reading from the book ‘Legends of Liberia’ Children in Wood Camp community at the Youth Crime Watch of Liberia Library listening to one of their friends reading from the book ‘Legends of Liberia’The European Union delegation to Liberia has begun the distribution of the book “Legends of Liberia,” a compilation of stories based on the cultural practices of earlier Liberians, their gods and goddess, heroes and heroines, and their tribal origins. The distribution, which has been ongoing for about two weeks now, has so far been donated to the libraries of all universities, community colleges, rural teacher training institutes and the teachers’ colleges of Liberia, public libraries, reading centers and many key institutions and renowned Liberian education and cultural icons.The book has wide potential application in the education and cultural fields and can be used in so many different ways: in teacher training and classroom teaching, reading fairs and activities with young children, youth animation, theater and play, music production, just to name a few.According to EU delegation head Ambassador Tiina Intelmann, the coming of this book is an effort to contribute to preserving the tradition of storytelling in Liberia, and to pass it on to future generations because culture and traditions are the foundations of any country’s identity. “We have brought this book back to life because it belongs to the Liberian people and the country’s cultural heritage should be preserved and promoted. Language, culture, and traditions are the foundations of a country’s cultural identity and the orally transmitted stories from the sixteen tribes of Liberia deserve to be remembered for many generations,” the ambassador said. The “EU corner” at the WE CARE Library in Monrovia (left above) now features copies of “Legends of Liberia”. Children at the Agents of Change Reading Center
Repeat offender Lisa Bobb, a Campbellville, Georgetown resident, was sentenced to spend the next 12 months in prison for attempting to kill her cousin.Lisa BobbThe 25-year-old woman has continued to deny the charge against her, stating that she was defending herself following months of provocation.However, on Monday, she was informed that she was found guilty of the charge instituted against her.This decision was made by city Magistrate Judy Latchman after the prosecution noted that Bobb failed to discredit the evidence given by several witnesses against her.On February 14, 2018 at Royal Drive, Campbellville, Christel Bobb had just returned home when she was pounced upon by Lisa Bobb, who stabbed her once to her upper left arm.This attack reportedly stemmed from another misunderstanding the two cousins had had the previous night. Christel was rushed to the public hospital where she was treated.According to the prosecution, the defendant admitted in an unsworn statement to pulling out a knife and injuring Christel Bobb to her arm and leg.As such, following a brief recess, the Magistrate sentenced Bobb to 12 months in prison.As she was being led out of the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on her first appearance for the attempted murder charge, the Lot 84 Campbellville Housing Scheme resident had screamed, “If I had the chance to murder that b***h, I would!”She has been a frequent offender since 2013.
A 42-year-old man was stabbed to death in the wee hours of Sunday after he attempted to make peace during a brawl between an employee of a city nightclub and a group of party-goers. The incident occurred sometime after 02:45h on Sunday at Owen Street, Kitty, Georgetown and 169 Lamaha Street, respectively. The dead man has been identified has Sunil Singh, called ‘Grey’, a labourer of no fixed place of abode. Another person, 21-year-old Charles Valenzuela, a bartender of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, was also injured in the brawl.According to Police reports, patrol ranks went to the Blue Martini Nightclub located at Lamaha Street, Newtown Kitty, and closed the club after which they left. However, shortly after it was alleged by Valenzuela, who is employed at the nightspot, that three males arrived and wanted to enter the club.The young man told investigators that he informed the trio that the club was closed and this resulted in an argument, during which one of the trio stabbed him (Valenzuela) to his left arm.Singh, who was present at the time, intervened and was trying to make peace when the said suspect who stabbed Valenzuela, dealt Singh a blow to his head. Singh then reportedly ran north into Railway Street, Kitty, and was pursued by his attacker, who then stabbed him several times.Both Singh and Valenzuela were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where Singh was pronounced dead on arrival, while Valenzuela was treated and sent away. The body of Singh is presently at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.The suspect has not yet been apprehended, however, the Police are continuing their investigations.
Canoga Park Suspicious lawsuit Re “More claims filed in melee on May Day” (Sept. 7): I find the timing of this lawsuit suspect, especially in light of the city attorney’s comments pertaining to the Los Angeles Police Department impounding vehicles of unlicensed drivers. Assaults against LAPD officers are up 39 percent, and I don’t see the same outrage or media coverage as there should be. I’d like to remind Carol Sobel of last year’s March 25th immigration march when 500,000 people marched downtown and there were no arrests or serious injuries, thanks to the LAPD. Re “Pavarotti bigger than life, a voice for all the world” (Sept. 7): It was a great disappointment that Associated Press writer Ronald Blum chose to end the piece on Luciano Pavarotti citing the ups and downs of his career toward the end of his life. Are we not all human? He was allowed a few “mistakes,” if you please. As far as I’m concerned, Pavarotti far outshined Caruso. He was brilliant, and he always brought a smile to my face. He brought much-needed joy to the world. His voice was not just the voice of the century – Pavarotti was the voice for all time. May he rest in peace. – Maria Hall – Monica Harmon Los Angeles This is top notch? After nine months of mistakes stemming from the $95 million payroll system, the Los Angeles Unified School District decided to spend thousands of dollars sending thousands of payroll explanation packets to thousands of employees. Unfortunately, these packets don’t explain how discrepancies occurred, don’t explain how discrepancies will be rectified, and leave it to the individual employee to figure out what went wrong. In short, the packets are as useless as the system, which has just cost an additional $35 million. I keep hearing we pay politicians and bureaucrats top dollar in Los Angeles so we can attract top-notch people. So, where are these top-notch people? – Michael Guetzow Woodland Hills Moratorium invasion The Los Angeles City Council’s proposed two-year moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in South L.A. will do nothing to make people lose weight. But it will make their lives less free and fulfilling. Despite the demonization of the fast-food industry, places like McDonald’s and Wendy’s provide Americans with a convenient source of tasty, affordable food. Millions of Americans enjoy these restaurants without ever becoming obese. To punish them – as well as potential fast-food restaurant owners and employees – in order to control what they eat is a shameful violation of their rights. The government has no business dictating where and what people eat, or what their waistlines should be. – Don Watkins Ayn Rand Institute Irvine Ridiculous musings Re “When cash was king in health care” (Their opinions, Sept. 6): Thomas Sowell’s column just shows how unrealistic he is. In 1949 I was earning $100 a week. I don’t think it would have taken me a period of months to pay off a $50 charge. This past spring I was taken by the paramedics to the hospital. Several weeks later I received a bill from the fire department for the trip to the hospital, which was approximately two to three miles. The bill was slightly under $900, and if I didn’t have health insurance that was what it would have cost me. So much for his ridiculous musings. As for 20-year-olds not bothering with health insurance, they are as foolish as Mr. Sowell. – Albert Cohen Sherman Oaks Forever contaminated Re “Wavering Arnold” (Our opinions, Sept. 7) Scientifically, there is no way to separate the hazardous waste chemicals from the radioactive material that was combined and dumped into a pit at Rocketdyne. My son Bob died of glioblastoma and his son has leukemia. Only 20,000 people a year develop brain cancer, it is so rare. The deadliest and rarest of this is glio. Yet increasing greater numbers of these are discovered right here. Sen. Sheila Kuehl sincerely means well with her cleanup bill, but the site is forever contaminated and must not be sold or used for any purpose. – Arline Mathews Chatsworth Acts of nature Re “Debate over public breast-feeding” (Sept. 8): While it is considered an act of nature, breast-feeding does make people feel uncomfortable. I have on occasion seen this and noticed people’s reactions. I do not consider Applebee’s Restaurant out of order asking woman to cover themselves during the procedure. – Pamela Franklin Granada Hills160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Latest Arsenal FC News 2 appointed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED It’s been a dreadful night for Arsenal with regards to injuries during their Europa League clash with Sporting Lisbon.In the first-half, Danny Welbeck was forced off with a horrifying injury to his leg. The 34-year-old knew straight away his game was over 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ rookie error Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff BIG PRESENTS UP TOP What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas targets Welbeck was applauded off as the Emirates Stadium wished him well Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta gameday cracker The striker received treatment for several minutes on the pitch with Gunners and Sporting players offering words of comfort for the distressed Welbeck.And Unai Emery’s men were struck by another injury blow when Stephan Lichtsteiner pulled up with a hamstring injury on 70 minutes.The injury to the Switzerland international is not nearly as serious as Welbeck’s is expected to be, however.Lichtsteiner came off the pitch swiftly after pulling up, being replaced by youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles. LATEST Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?