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24 Jul 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1809344-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1809344-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1809344-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1809344-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ FILE – In this May 7, 2019 file photo Rep. Erica Thomas, D-Austell, speaks during a news conference in Atlanta. Thomas says she was verbally attacked in a supermarket by a white man who told her, "Go back where you came from." Rep. Erica Thomas of Austell tearfully described the confrontation in a Facebook video Friday, July 19, 2019. She acknowledged being in an express line with too many items but said she got in the line because she is nine months pregnant and cannot stand for long periods. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) ATLANTA — No charges will be filed in the dispute between a black Georgia lawmaker and a white man she accused of verbally assaulting her for having too many items in an express checkout line at a grocery store, police said Tuesday. In a widely shared Facebook video, a tearful state Rep. Erica Thomas accused a man later identified as Eric Sparkes of a racist attack during the encounter Friday. Thomas, a Democrat from Austell, said she was with her 9-year-old daughter at the time. She is also nine months pregnant. “And this white man comes up to me and says, ‘You lazy son of a bitch,’” Thomas said, sobbing as she described the confrontation. “He says, ‘You lazy son of a bitch; you need to go back where you came from.’” The confrontation came days after President Donald Trump tweeted that four Democratic congresswomen of color, including U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from. But Thomas’ version of events was disputed by Sparkes a day later when he unexpectedly showed up during an interview between Thomas and television news crews outside the store. Both Sparkes and Thomas accused the other of lying about what happened. In an interview with WSB-TV, Sparkes admitted to cursing at Thomas, but vehemently denied using racist language or telling her to “go back.” “She’s doing it for political purposes. Period,” Sparkes said, adding that he is a Democrat and of Cuban descent. In a subsequent interview with the news station, Thomas appeared to walk back the assertion she made in her Facebook video that Sparkes had told her to “go back where you came from.” When asked by a reporter what Sparkes’ exact words were, Thomas said, “He said ‘go back,’ those types of words. I don’t want to say he said ‘go back to your country’ or ‘go back to where you came from’ but he was making those types of references is what I remember.” “But I know it was ‘go back,’” she said. Thomas then held a news conference Monday morning at the state Capitol to say she was not walking back her claims or changing her story. She didn’t take any questions from reporters. Several Democratic politicians voiced support for Thomas, while a number of Republicans latched onto the apparent discrepancy to accuse Thomas of orchestrating a hoax for political gain. David Shafer, a former Republican lawmaker and current chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, said on Twitter that Thomas “should be sent home to Austell for manufacturing a #HateHoax.” Thomas’ attorney Gerald Griggs has said his client was in “reasonable fear of receiving a violent injury” during the confrontation and says he’s planning to bring evidence directly to the county’s magistrate court if police won’t file charges. Griggs said Thomas is “resolute that she wants to stand as the voice of victims to not be afraid to come forward when incidents like this happen.”
24 Jul 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
OROVILLE — The Butte County Board of Supervisors took action to settle a longstanding issue regarding log decks in the town of Paradise and other burn scar areas from the Camp Fire. For months, supervisors could not agree on how to properly process and store timber logs which were torn down and destroyed from the Camp Fire. District 3 Supervisor Tami Ritter has been a critic of the process as the log decks in question are located in areas the county designates as “agriculture land.” District 1 Supervisor Bill Connelly stressed the board needs to act on the issue and the worst thing that could happen is further inaction. The public hearing regarding the removal of the log decks was continued by the Board of Supervisors from the June 25 meeting. Now, the board has adopted an urgency ordinance which will change a section of the county’s charter titled “Debris Removal” to allow temporary log storage yards or “log decks.” This will, in essence, allow a temporary administrative permit for temporary log storage facilities in the following areas: Agriculture zones, limited to those zones classified as “grazing or other lands” by the California Department of Conservation’s Farmland Mapping Program. The general commercial zone. The Neal Road recycling, energy and waste facility overlay zone. The boards previously asked staff to make certain revisions to the urgency ordinance in order to reach a point of agreement. Among those revisions were: Public notices to be distributed to anyone living within 1,200 feet of a temporary log storage yard. This was a jump from the previous 300-foot public notice requirement. The range on the total number of allowed temporary log storage yards is now 10 to 15. Amend hours of operations from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m, to 7 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days per week. Review whether wood chip piles should be removed from the ordinance. Clarify methods used for monitoring temperature in wood chip piles with Cal Fire and contractors or “permit holders”, require any wood chip piles to be rotated to minimize heat if they are allowed. Ensure that if adjacent parcels of land are used to total the 20-acre minimum site size. Review timing of erosion control measures. Develop wording in the urgency ordinance definition of “Temporary Log Storage Yard” to exclude logs from being stored that do not originate from the Camp Fire recovery effort. Review air quality and dust control standards with the Butte County Air Quality Management District. Now passed, these amendments will be in effect until Dec. 31 of this year. In that time, the county will decide how to properly handle and remove the massive amount of dead logs, trees and timber left over from the Camp Fire, something several county supervisors say is of the highest priority. Supervisor Ritter wanted more strict guidelines on enforcing noise violations around the project, claiming there will be too much noise generated from the trucks, debris removal and processing of the logs. “My issue is still regarding the noise complaints, we are not gonna know about them until these operations of chipping and processing have already started,” Ritter said. “This is an unprecedented event and there is going to be a lot of noise on that hill,” Supervisor Doug Teeter said in response. “There will be a lot of noise laws that will be ‘tested’ during this time … to me this is a different animal. People in my district (Paradise and Magalia) want things to be moved as fast as possible.” Supervisor Connelly agreed with Teeter and stressed that action needed to be taken. “Every action we take is going to impact some people for the greater good,” Connelly said. “It’s going to happen. Look it’s going to be noisy, I don’t see the big deal with it. I think this is an extraordinary time. I’m more worried about having another mess on our hands like after the fires of 2008. As far as I’m concerned, I’m good with this,” Connelly said, referring to the ordinance that was on the board’s agenda. After this issue has been continued several times and delayed in the process since as far back as early May, District 4 Supervisor Steve Lambert expressed his relief the board finally came to a 4/5 agreement on the log deck issue. The vote was 4-0 as Supervisor Debra Lucero was absent. Additional processing, zoning in relation minimum acreage size of storage yards and noise complaint violations still have to be worked out by staff. Those changes will be reflected on the next board meetings agenda. The board also provided direction to staff to draft an additional urgency ordinance make amendments to the minimum parcel size in certain zones, add some zones, add processing, and address enforcement. An urgency ordinance will come before the Board in August for those additional amendments, according to Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Casey Hatcher. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] More county news County leaders broke ground on drug enforcement and awareness by signing an agreement with the Department of Health Care Services for drug misuse prevention services. Additionally, county leaders signed a contract with California TV, which will provide broadcasting services aimed at drug misuse marketing in the area. An agreement with an outside medical group, the Willow Glen Care Center, was approved. The center is asking for $84,000 to over $1 million from the county. The new social services building is taking longer than expected to finish construction. As a result, county staff is asking for an additional $67,000 for the project. County staff will get an additional $41,000 to complete the Paradise Veterans Memorial Hall roof and cooling project. A contract was reached with the Northern Valley Catholic Social Services program not to exceed $633,036. This will help to improve pregnancy and child health services. Approval of the Skyway metal beam guard rail highway project could be approved as the total cost could reach $500,000. Most of the guard rail was destroyed in the Camp Fire. Butte County will get a brand-new rock crusher in an amount not to exceed $250,000 from the conveyor company Powerscreen of California and Hawaii. County also elected to rebuild a tractor D8T dozer instead of buying a costly new one. The rebuild is estimated at $525,000. For a complete list of the board meetings results, visit the county’s website.  
24 Jul 19
Another Blog, Meanwhile

It’s been a month plus since the last Popeye’s Island Adventure. Maybe the series will resume. Maybe it’s done. I do not have the time to decide what to do with my Tuesday slot here. It’s somehow become a series-review day. I like that. It means once I decide what series to review I know […]

23 Jul 19
Archy Worldys

Stick to a plant-based diet may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, suggests a new study. That relationship between plant-based eating habits and type 2 diabetes is even more beneficial when only healthy plant-based foods are included, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts, instead of refined grains, starches and sugars, […]

23 Jul 19
Livid Lightning

Here’s my blogger tag induced post about some of the underrated female characters in media (and by “media” I mean “mostly video games… and Final Fantasy XIII” 😅)

23 Jul 19
fox5sandiego.com

When I was working at a radio station in the ‘90s, we had a consultant who said if somebody sends a letter and complains, there are a thousand other listeners out there that feel the same way but they just didn’t take the time to complain. Now, I wasn’t so sure I bought that stat, […]

23 Jul 19
PCLD blog

The 1970s were a creative and slightly odd time for children’s books where there was a lot of experimentation and innovation.  Topics in children’s literature seemed to embrace diversity and explore a wider variety of themes. Sesame Street premiered in 1969, the same year that Apollo 11 landed on the moon and Jimi Hendrix played […]

23 Jul 19
Pitt Business To The World

Positive Advertising Experience in a Targeted Market Segment:  Similar to my Lady GaGa “Something about my cool Pittsburgh guy….” example, describe a time when an advertising campaign did a compelling job appealing to you as a member of a targeted market segment. We all know that Taco Bell is open into the late hours of […]

23 Jul 19
Flower Subway

Mục Tiêu Hoang Dã – phim Anh. ⚠️CẢNH BÁO: Máu me tí xíu thôi. Victor Maynard, sát thủ số một trong ngành được thuê xử lý một em gái lừa đảo chuyên nghiệp, nhưng nói chung là mọi chuyện không được như ý muốn nên mới có phim để mà xem. Trên đường đi Victor […]

23 Jul 19
Pitt Business To The World

MCE/MCE+1 – Blog Post Prompt – Tuesday July 23, 2019 – Advertising +/- Your Name: Connor Damon Positive Advertising Experience in a Targeted Market Segment:  Similar to my Lady GaGa “Something about my cool Pittsburgh guy….” example, describe a time when an advertising campaign did a compelling job appealing to you as a member of […]

23 Jul 19
ONLINE ARTICLES

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23 Jul 19
Johanacartagena's Blog

Tech 1 week Hell 7 days: A Sound Designer’s Perspective Conditions and provide ever been carried out kind of crisis production, you are aware of the title. Could be the title perhaps makes you grimace, or offers you a miniature heart attack. I will be sound designing a present all by me for the first […]

23 Jul 19
News Directory

<div _ngcontent-c15 = "" innerhtml = " President Donald Trump has tackled criminal justice reform and a democratic presidential candidate t Joe Biden showed its own plan. & nbsp; Both things come short. So far, the best action came on any kind of reform, I dare say it, & nbsp; Kim Kardashian was involved in […]

23 Jul 19
The Streaming Advisor

The AirTV Mini is a powerful new device from SlingTV that combines Sling TV and its interface with Android TV and all its apps. With chrome cast built in this pocket sized player does a lot for you while being powered from Botha plug in adapter or a USB port on the TV. See the […]

23 Jul 19
Arcynewsy

Following their Comic-Con panel in San Diego, the cast of Star Trek: Picard did a mini multimedia tour at SDCC, doing sit-down videos with Entertainment Weekly, Entertainment Tonight, TVLine and IGN. We collected the highlights of what they had to reveal about the new show. Picard's house is in space, but not Starfleet (except for […]