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Posted on September 5 at 8:26 a.m.
The victims and their families are first and foremost on my mind. No one comes along ten years later to "free" them from the loss of their child or their permanent injuries or emotional trauma. What sort of system lets the sick perpetrator enjoy the most trouble free aftermath of such a horrific event?I am also offended at a relatively minor issue. What judge issues a decision so riddled with typos and grammatical errors? There are several items even spell check would have found. A high school teacher would not have given this a passing grade, and yet it is the document that effectively sets the wheels in motion to free a killer. The whole process is appalling.
On Conditional Release for David Attias
Posted on August 15 at 12:20 p.m.
THOUSANDS of clients? Please! I agree it's terrible this has happened to the employees, and they are entitled to their salaries and an apology, but everyone else will somehow survive the abrupt departure of their apricot scrub mask and cucumber lemon facial wrap outlet. It's not like there aren't a zillion other day spas in this town.
On Avia Spa Abruptly Closes
Posted on June 5 at 11:45 a.m.
"Prize winning show birds?" Is that a quote from her attorney, or factually verified reporting? I'd be surprised if she's been participating in bird shows any time recently. Sounds like a fluffy phrase to make her hoarding sound more legitimate. No matter how stellar a person's intent, it is functionally impossible to provide proper care for as many animals as she had, under her circumstances (financial, space, etc). That does not negate her good intentions. Most hoarders have abundant good intentions, but have taken on responsibility for a number of animals that is far in excess of their ability to properly and humanely feed, medicate, house and otherwise care for. Most hoarders also repeat offend. She will be back in the news sooner or later.
On Charges Dismissed Against Accused Animal Hoarder
Posted on August 4 at 2:05 p.m.
Oh my, this whole situation is a horrible, unavoidable tragedy. What a bunch of egos. This is all fragmented and will deteriorate even more. Glick should be replaced with fresh, invigorated leadership. And warehousing every single sort of nice pit bull WON'T work. I've never seen any city with such a morass of animal shelters and support groups. There are professional standards and training to help people make good, humane, kind euthanasia decisions. Obviously, no one is availing themselves of these resources!
On Dog Fight
Posted on March 17 at 1:43 p.m.
What a thankless, challenging, stressful job. If they do too little, someone can get killed, kidnapped, or there can be a robbery. If they do too much, they get 2nd guessed.i was a patient for a scant five hours a few weeks ago. In that time, parked on a gurney in the hall, I saw a mentally ill homeless man pull his pants down and urinate on himself and the hall floor, and expose his privates and backside, I heard another man screaming the "N" word at a employee, and three more people were drunk and disorderly (and combative).
On Call Security
Posted on March 16 at 8:41 p.m.
Condolences for your loss, Greg, and it was kind of you to offer your thoughts on a nice man who will be missed. You are a good friend. I am sorry a life was lost.Independent, I wish you had helped guide the author. The story is lacking in specifics which would help us relate to and feel these heartfelt emotions. That is not the author's fault, but the publisher. Writers deserve a little more help to tell their story to maximum effect, and readers deserve a little more, too.
On Danny Lee McLaughlin, Jr.: 1966-2011
Posted on March 3 at 8:14 a.m.
Does anyone know him? Do they know what his attitude was about cars and dangerous roadways? I am very sorry for his pain and suffering, but I also feel REALLY badly for the forest service truck driver. Imagine how horrible it feels to hit a human being unintentionally. Thank goodness he was presumably on the job--he would no doubt be getting sued personally if not.
On Olympic Cyclist in Bad Crash
Posted on March 2 at 10:36 p.m.
Cool article, and I loved how in depth it was. One sentence did not seem to make sense, though. "While absentee ownership has been a facet of farming since the dawn of agriculture, "That's kind of an odd statement, and a big generalization.
On Avocado Uncovered
Posted on February 26 at 9 p.m.
The good news is if they don't come back, they can't get "their" house back. If it really was their house, would they abandon it? Sort of proves the point.
On Canada Cool with Quazy Quaids
Posted on February 26 at 1:42 p.m.
Ok, this is NUTS that government money is going to beautify private property. The landlords make money renting out property!! Why do tax dollars pick up the cost of what they fail to do? Will they be forwarding a percentage of their rental income back to the taxpayer? If they can't manage their property, they should sell it to someone who can, not rip us off for their own profit. It's called maintenance and improvements, and it's a fundamental part of owning any property.
On Old Town's New Look