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Segmentation by Product Type:

Round LinersMagnumFlatRound ShaderOthers (Textured, Turbo, and Cartridge)Segmentation by Needle Size:

#6 (0.20mm)#8 (0.25mm)#10 (0.30mm)#12 (0.35mm)

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More inmates step forward with allegations of abuse by former B.C. jail guard – Vancouver Sun01.03.20

More men who were once incarcerated in B.C.s notorious Oakalla prison have contacted a Vancouver lawyer in the wake of a series of Postmedia stories about a former jail guard who is accused of sexually abusing 200 former inmates.

After the publication of the stories in late November, approximately 10 more former inmates have contacted lawyer Karim Ramji, who has filed a representative action lawsuit similar to a class action against now-retired guard Roderic David MacDougall and his former boss, the province of B.C.

The representative action, which still must be approved by a judge, was filed on behalf of 61 men and alleges MacDougall is one of Canadas most prolific sexual offenders. The province and MacDougall have not yet filed statements of defence to the allegations, which remain unproven.

It is too early in the court process to indicate whether any new names will added to the lawsuit, although Ramji noted there is no statute of limitations on sexual offence allegations.

One of the men who contacted Ramji also phoned this newspaper, saying the stories brought back difficult memories and made him want to speak publicly for the first time about what allegedly happened to him while incarcerated in Oakalla between 1980 and 1987.

We all feel shame and embarrassment. We all come across as tough-guy convicts, but the reality is we were just kids and we were scared and wed do anything to survive, Stan Lucier said from Ontario, where he now lives and works.

Stan Lucier.

MacDougall, now 66, worked for B.C. Corrections from 1976 to 1997 in Oakalla, Alouette, the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre and the Surrey Justice Centre probation office.

Today, more than 200 former inmates have filed civil claims in court alleging they were sexually abused by MacDougall over his 21-year career when they were teenagers or young men incarcerated for relatively minor crimes. In responses filed in court, the province has denied MacDougall assaulted anyone, but adds that if a judge finds otherwise, then the province admits indirect liability but insists it had no direct knowledge of any alleged crimes.

MacDougall declined to comment when contacted recently by the newspaper. He has filed very few responses to the civil suits, but in at least one found by Postmedia he denied any wrongdoing. He also maintained his innocence at a 2000 criminal trial at which he was convicted of sexual assault, indecent assault and extortion in relation to five inmates, all of them 17 or 18 years old, in the 1980s.

About half of the 200 civil suits are now completed: Some resulted in payouts totalling, by conservative estimates, at least $500,000 by the provincial government; an undisclosed additional amount of money has been paid out for some private, out-of-court settlements; and a few cases were dismissed because the trial judge found the allegations hadnt been proven.

The other half of the civil suits are still before the courts.

More than 60 of those complainants are now part of Ramjis representative action, which argues the province was more than a secondary player: that through its own systemic misconduct, it failed to respond to the many complaints about its employee and therefore facilitated the sexual assaults.

An undated photo of Roderic MacDougall taken before 2005.

Ramji told Postmedia that the lawsuit, if approved, will ask what the province did and didnt do during MacDougalls long career and the two decades since. What did they do to deal with it? Did they make any sort of an internal inquiry? Did they hold a public inquiry? Did they reach out to victims?

Postmedia asked the attorney generals ministry when it would file its response to the representative action, but has not received a response.

The court documents allege the sexual assaults have had devastating emotional and psychological impacts on the victims, often compounding pre-existing drug and crime problems, and spiralling them into even more difficult lives.

Lucier alleges he was assaulted in the 1980s when a guard took him outside the prison on a temporary pass to see his girlfriend who was about to have a baby. Lucier, whose allegations have not been filed in court and remain unproven, said he was promised perks inside the prison if he agreed to certain sexual acts, and was later sent to segregation when he started to refuse.

While sentencing MacDougall at his 2000 criminal trial, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Mary Ellen Boyd found his victims were all vulnerable boys, and he had extensive power over parole applications or prison transfers, which he offered in exchange for sexual favours or would threaten to make their lives far more difficult if they declined.

Stan Lucier in the 1980s.

Lucier was in and out of prison for most of his adult life, struggling with addiction and other challenges, but has been clean and employed for several years now. If he joins the representative action, he said, it would not be for the money, but to explain part of the past to his estranged daughter (who herself now has a daughter).

I dont want a nickel. I want to meet my daughter and my granddaughter who Ive never met, Lucier said, who became emotional when describing his tattoo bearing his daughters date of birth.

Its on my chest she never left me. And that is the casualty (of the situation) right there. Our families didnt know what we were up against.

John Court also contacted Postmedia, saying he was offered a $10,000 settlement by the B.C. government in the late-2000s after filing a suit against the province and MacDougall. Postmedia could not independently confirm this information.

Court, who said he was raised in a physically abusive home, was sent to Oakalla at age 16 in 1982 and stayed until 1986. He estimates he was sexually assaulted up to five times.

Court, who had his struggles but also got married, had four children and had a long career as a heavy equipment tractor trailer operator, hopes that by speaking out it will encourage other victims to ask for help.

Being in prison is one thing but the abuse has had a huge affect on my life, even today. I am now 54 years old and I remember it like it was yesterday, said Court, who wonders why more criminal charges were never laid.

The newspaper stories opened old wounds.

They took the bandages off, cut the stitches open and started the bleeding again, he said, but he hopes talking about what happened may help him, and others, finally get closure.

Prisoners in Oakalla in 1975.

The stories were unsettling not only for former Oakalla inmates, but also for their loved ones.

Sandra Schultz son William Hallgarth was an inmate in Oakalla when he phoned her one night in May 1981 to tell her he was being sexually abused in the jail and did not think he could go on. She immediately tried to alert authorities that she believed he could be a suicide risk, Schultz recalled recently, but hours after that phone call, her son died by suicide in his cell. He was 17.

Schultz son did not tell her the name of his alleged abuser inside Oakalla, she said. But she was disturbed to learn recently about the sex assaults happening in the jail around that time. Until she read about MacDougall in The Vancouver Sun in November, she had no idea that a former Oakalla guard had been convicted in 2000 of sexually abusing inmates around the time her son died. After reading the stories, Schultz, who lives in Nanaimo, reached out to both Ramjis office and the newspaper.

Hallgarth had a deplorable upbringing characterized by a possessive, irresponsible drunken father, according to a pretrial probation officers report quoted in a Nanaimo Daily News story after his 1981 death, describing the teenager asemotionally and mentally well below his age.

My Billy was a good kid, Schultz told Postmedia. He lived with us for three years before this all came down, and we were teaching him to read and write.

The probation officer noted that Schultz was a good influence on Hallgarths young life, the Daily News reported in 1981. Hallgarth had mostly been raised by his alcoholic father, the Daily News reported, after Schultz had given him up under fear of physical assaults from his father.

Despite everything, however, the (probation officers) report said that Hallgarth was a rather nice, quiet young man, generous, and kind to animals, the report said. Unfortunately it is impossible to predict what effect any type of sentence will have.

It was painful to read in November about the abuse at Oakalla in the 1980s, Schultz said, but Im glad I did.

Even though its decades in the past, people should know about what happened in Oakalla and other B.C. jails, Schultz said, because its (almost) like somebody got away with murder.

Nov 23:A jail guard, the government and 200 inmates

Nov 25:A failure to improve oversight

Nov 26:Life sentences of shame and fear

Nov 27:A long road through the courts

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A visitor was stopped from bringing a homemade bomb onto prison grounds amid a year where assaults on guards soared and jails struggled to deal with people with "significant" mental health issues.

Figures supplied by Department of Corrections, under the Official Information Act, have laid bare what prison workers have to deal with on a regular basis.

Assaults on prison staff were up in the last financial year, during which four prison visitors were stopped from bringing guns on to prison grounds.

"Staff were carrying out searches of visitors' vehicles at the entrance to the prison," Deputy National Commissioner Brigid Kean said of one search at the entrance to Hawke's Bay Regional Prison in June, 2019.

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"A visitor was asked whether he had any drugs, alcohol or weapons in his car, and confirmed that he had knives in the back of his ute and a firearm on the back seat.


Prison staff are having to deal with more prisoners with serious mental health issues.

"A comprehensive search took place and a number of items were found including various sights for a gun, an improvised explosive device, a rifle, ammunition, drug paraphernalia including pipes, and three knives. Police arrested the driver and took possession of the items found in the vehicle."

Just a month later at the same prison, a visitor was arrested after trying to enter with two metal pipes, a glass pipe, a glasses case containing drug paraphernalia, a carving knife, a hatchet, and an air rifle.


Jails are getting increasingly-dangerous for staff, figures show. (File photo)

In August a prisoner arriving at Manawat Prison was found with a makeshift gun, then in October police took possession of a replica gun that was in the glove box of a car coming into Auckland South Corrections Facility.

The Corrections data also showed that attacks on prison staff were increasing, with 29 serious assaults, 415 no-injury assaults, and 213 "non-serious" assaults by prisoners on staff in the 2018-19 year. In all categories it was an increase on the previous two years.

At Christchurch Men's Prison alone, the overall number of assaults increased 40 per cent between 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Kean said prisons were now finding themselves having to deal with people with "significant mental health issues".

"Regardless of whether we think someone should be in our custody, we make every effort to ensure their mental wellbeing and physical safety during their time in custody.

"We have a range of work under way through our mental health strategy, which includes doing more to upskill our frontline staff in identifying and managing people's mental health needs."

Non-serious assaults included cases such as a cup of hot water being thrown at a staff member or an officer being kicked but when there were no significant injuries. No injury assaults could include incidents like toilet paper or food being thrown at staff.


Attacks on New Zealand prison staff are on the rise.

Corrections classes serious assaults as an act of physical violence which needed intervention by medical staff followed by overnight hospitalisation; bodily harm requiring extended periods of ongoing medical intervention; or any form of sexual assault.

"Our staff do an incredible job in some very challenging circumstances to keep New Zealanders safe," Kean said.

"Our staff are trained to work with some of this country's most dangerous and volatile people in a complex and challenging environment where assaults by prisoners are often spontaneous and come without any warning.

"Over 75 per cent of the prison population have convictions for violence in their offending histories, and more than 90 per cent have had a lifetime diagnosis of a mental health or substance abuse disorder."

Serious assaults by prisoners on staff

In 2016-17: 22

In 2017-18: 12

In 2018-19: 29

Serious prisoner on prisoner assaults

2016-17: 25

2017-18: 42

2018-19: 46

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Apartment fire puts the pause on Bend downtown businesses – Bend Bulletin12.28.19

Amanda Baessler was exchanging gifts during a game of White Elephant with her family in Tumalo when she got the call that the building that houses the business she started four years ago, MiNT Nail & Hair, was on fire.

Unable to do anything until the fire upstairs was put out, Baessler and her business partner, Jesse Messerle, watched what was happening to their salon together online on a feed from their security camera.

It felt like being out of control, Baessler said Thursday.

Baessler and Messerle are two of a handful of business owners dealing with the fallout of an apartment fire that prompted evacuations and closed downtown streets briefly on Christmas Eve night.

Around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Bend Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a fire in a second-floor apartment in downtown Bend on Brooks Street, which is the alleyway behind the buildings on the west side of NW Wall Street.

The occupants, Florencio Guevara and Viviana Rodriguez, evacuated the apartment with no injuries, but two pets a turtle and a snake did not survive the fire.

Several businesses, including Tactics Skate & Snowboard Shop, Wall Street Bar, the clothing store Jack and Millie, Taj Palace Indian Cuisine, as well as MiNt Nail&Hair, have experienced smoke and water damage from the apartment fire, said Jennifer White, who owns and lives in the building. Other offices, apartments and a tattoo parlor on the second floor may also have damage, according to Bend Fire and Rescue.

Our priority is to get everyone back in business, White said.

The Bend fire department estimates $100,000 in structural damage to the building, and $500,000 in losses from what was inside the apartment, the building in general and five businesses.

The building, constructed in 1912, originally housed the ODonnell Meat Market, according to the Deschutes Historical Museum.

Its heartbreaking to see (a historic building) go up in flames, White said. But it could have been so much worse.

While Taj Palace was open for lunch on Thursday morning, the other four businesses were closed, in various states of cleaning up smoke damage and taking stock of what has been lost.

Wall Street Bar aims to open again by next week. Adam Gerken, the retail director of Tactics, said there is no firm reopening date for the business yet, but hopes to clean and donate all of the smoke-damaged inventory.

Rainbow International Restoration was busy scrubbing and vacuuming soot off the walls of Jack and Millie on Thursday morning, but there is no set reopening date, according to a sales associate at Ju-Bee-Lee, a store which shares the same owner.

Messerle and Baessler have a fear it will take several weeks before they will be able to operate their salon in this location again. On Christmas Eve, the business owners were greeted with 2 inches of water pooling onto their floor and trickling from the walls, ceiling and light fixtures.

It was like it was raining indoors, Baessler said.

Inside, the boutique smells like a smoldering campfire. In a pool of water and under a thin layer of soot lay what the owners estimate to be about $15,000 in water or smoke damaged hair dryers, beauty products and other equipment.

Just by being out of business today, Messerle estimates the business lost $1,000.

Were losing everything we were working toward, Messerle said. Were just a small, local boutique.

In the meantime, the two hope to find a temporary location and equipment in the hopes of serving 6 to 8 weeks worth of clients who were booked through the new year.

We were making it we were doing really well, Messerle said, tears welling in his eyes. This has knocked us down.

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These new Ann Arbor businesses opened in 2019 – MLive.com12.28.19

ANN ARBOR, MI -- More than 20 new businesses opened in Ann Arbor in 2019.

New dining, retail, and service spaces were born all over the city with more establishments working toward opening in 2020.

As the year comes to a close, heres a look at new businesses that opened in 2019. Leave a note in the comments section if a business is missing from this list.

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An ax is thrown into a target at "Axe Ventura" located at 332 Maynard St. in Ann Arbor Monday Dec. 16, 2019.

Axe Ventura

The ax-throwing bar opened at 332 Maynard St. on Friday, Dec. 6. Customers can pay $35 an hour to throw axes at a target on a wooden board and keep score to make it a competition. The venue does not currently sell alcohol, but is in the process of obtaining a liquor license.

Ax-throwing bar Axe Ventura opens in downtown Ann Arbor

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Melissa Godinez gets a blowout from stylist Yanira Cappaert at Go Blow, 335 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor on Thursday, Dec. 12 2019.

Go Blow

Downtown Ann Arbors newest blow dry bar opened on Friday, Dec. 6 at 335 S. Main St. The salon washes, styles and offers protein and hydration treatments on hair, but it doesnt offers cuts or color. The salon has 12 licensed stylists capable of working with a variety of hair textures.

Go Blow opens in downtown Ann Arbor

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Smoothie King, a well-known fast food chain with locations around the world, opened Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 at 5009 Miller Road in Flint Township. (Sara Faraj |

Smoothie King

Smoothie King opened at 2635 Jackson Ave. in the Westgate Shopping Center. A previous Smoothie King franchise operated in Ann Arbors Kerrytown for 10 years before closing in 2014. The new franchise owner expects to be in a better position to succeed.

Smoothie chain to offer free smoothies for a year at Ann Arbor shop

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The interior of Ideal Body Piercing, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 in Ann Arbor. The new shop opened on Valentine's Day, replacing the former Pangea Piercing which closed due to controversy over the previous owner. (Ben Allan Smith |

Ideal Body Piercing

The new shop took over the former Pangea Piercing shop at 211 E. Liberty St., which closed amid widespread criticism of its owner. Ideal Body Piercing owner Josh Campbell worked at Pangea for five years. He and his partner, Jessica Mayes, heard about Pangeas closure and took the opportunity to open their own shop.

Former employees take over shuttered Pangea Piercing shop

Sabeen Khan

University of Michigan students opened a smoothie and acai bowl shop inside the Ross School of Business.

Soul Smoothies and Bowls

Seven University of Michigan students and two alumni opened an acai bowl and smoothie shop in September in the Siegle Cafe inside the Ross School of Business. The team ensures all ingredients are Michigan-sourced, fresh, organic and without added sugars.

UM students open acai bowl, smoothie shop inside Ross school

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Athletic-cut dress shirts line the racks at State and Liberty Clothing, 212 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor Monday, June 10 2019.

State and Liberty Clothing Company

A form-fitting clothing shop that creates dress shirts for athletes opened in June at 212 South Main St. Two former UM students opened the shop after struggling to find shirts that werent too loose or tight on the chest.

Form-fitting clothier for athletes opens in downtown Ann Arbor

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A Shackburger at Shake Shack, 3030 Washtenaw Ave. in Ann Arbor Thursday, July 11 2019.

Shake Shack

The burger chain known for its Angus beef, crinkle cut fries and Shack sauce opened in July at 3030 Washtenaw Ave., #107 in the Arbor Hills shopping center. It local menu includes:

Shake Shack sets date for Ann Arbor opening

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Hanna Ehlen pours juice into containers at Thrive Juicery, 2420 E Stadium Blvd. in Ann Arbor Tuesday, July 9 2019.

Thrive Juicery

Anna and Andy Mignery, two former UM athletes, opened a juice shop at 111 W. Liberty St. in downtown Ann Arbor. The health-conscious couple sells raw, cold-pressed juice and a variety of snacks. The first shop opened at 2420 E. Stadium Blvd. in November 2018.

Former UM athletes to open Thrive Juicery in downtown Ann Arbor

Outside Chow Asian Street Food, 208 W. Liberty St. in Ann Arbor Thursday, March 7 2019.


Owners of Ann Arbor restaurant Logan Thad and Ryan Gillies opened Chow Asian Street Food in March at 208 West Liberty St. The brothers wanted to open an Asian-inspired restaurant a block away from Logan. Customers can order bowls, soups and sandwiches and choose from a variety of toppings.

Chow Asian Street Food to open this month in downtown Ann Arbor

The dining area and stage inside Blue LLama Jazz Club, 314 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor Monday, March 25 2019.

Blue LLama Jazz Club

A high-end jazz club took over the former RUSH nightclub at 314 S. Main St. in April. The venue books local and national guests each week and partners with local businesses, such as Roos Roast and Teahaus to provide coffee and tea.

Blue LLama Jazz Club to hold grand opening in Ann Arbor

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The interior of Chatime Bubble Tea Shop, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in Ann Arbor. (Ben Allan Smith |

Bubble tea

Two bubble tea shops opened in April and May: Chatime at 340 Maynard St. and CoCo Fresh Tea and Juice at 1731 Plymouth Road. The two shops attracted long lines soon after opening.

Two new bubble tea shops open in Ann Arbor

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Outside the offices of KLA, 2350 Green Road in Ann Arbor Tuesday, June 11 2019.


Global capital equipment company KLA opened a temporary research and development office at 2350 Green Road. The company intends to build its second headquarters just outside the city and plans to hire 500 to 600 new employees.

KLA to open $150M second headquarters in Ann Arbor

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A mac and cheese pizza is cut at SNAP Pizza, 620 E Liberty St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.

Snap Pizza

A Philadelphia-based pizza chain promises to cook your pizza in less than three minutes. Snap Custom Pizza opened in September at 620 E Liberty St., near the University of Michigan campus.

New restaurant near UM cooks pizza in less than 3 minutes

Jefferson Market used to house Mighty Good Coffee. Now under new ownership, Jefferson Market serves breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jefferson Market

A California couple opened a breakfast and lunch spot in June at Jefferson Market, which was previously occupied by Mighty Good Coffee before the coffee company shut down all of its locations. The space is located at 609 W Jefferson St. on Ann Arbors Old West Side.

Couple opens breakfast and lunch spot in former Mighty Good Coffee space

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A future Kendra Scott storefront under construction at Arbor Hills shopping center, 3050 Washtenaw Ave. in Ann Arbor Wednesday, Aug. 28 2019.

Kendra Scott

Texas-based Kendra Scott opened a store at 3050 Washtenaw Ave. in Ann Arbor. The company offers a variety of colorful necklaces, earrings bracelets that are crafted at an art studio in Austin, Texas.

Texas-based Kendra Scott jewelry to open Ann Arbor store

The BeanBerry signature bubble waffle at BeanBerry Cafe, 305 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, Oct. 8 2019.

BeanBerry Cafe

A coffee shop that offers bubble waffles and selfieccinos" opened Oct. 15 at 305 S. Main St. Customers can order a frothy drink, and upload an image of their choice to the machine through a QR scanner application. The application connects with the machine and prints the image on the drink within 20 seconds.

You can drink your own face at a new Ann Arbor cafe and waffle shop

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The interior of Beautiful Luxe School of Cosmetology in Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Aisha Gatlin is the owner of the cosmetology school, and also created the Beautiful Luxe Hair Company, a luxury hair extensions company and salon in Ypsilanti.

Beautiful Luxe School of Cosmetology

Ypsilanti salon owner Aisha Gatlin found herself struggling to recruit stylists who could work with various hair textures, so she opened the Beautiful Luxe School of Cosmetology at Briarwood Mall. The school, which she believes is the first African American-owned cosmetology training facility in Washtenaw County, opened on Sunday, Oct. 6.

Black-owned beauty school opens at Briarwood Mall

Joe's Pizza, a New York-style chain based in Greenwich Village, opened its first location outside NYC at 1107 S. University Ave. In Ann Arbor, seen on Friday, Sept. 14 2019.

Joes Pizza

A popular New York pizza chain opened its first non-New York restaurant in September at 1107 S. University Ave. in Ann Arbor, next to Espresso Royale. Joes Pizza was founded in 1975 by Joe Pozzuoli Sr., a Naples, Italy-native, and serves the classic New York style pizza.

Joes Pizza opens first non-New York location in Ann Arbor

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A look inside SkyMint, a new dispensary offering medical marijuana, Thursday Nov. 14, 2019. SkyMint is planning to open Friday Nov. 15, 2019.


Michigans largest marijuana company, part of the Green Peak Innovations company, opened at 1958 South Industrial Highway in November as a medical dispensary. The store has 18 strains of cannabis flower, with plans to offer up to 22 strains.

Michigans largest marijuana company opening store in Ann Arbor

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Mans Lumber, 2275 S. Industrial Highway in Ann Arbor Wednesday, May 15 2019.

Mans Lumber and Millwork

The 119-year-old lumber company opened a showroom at 2275 South Industrial after Fingerle Lumber announced its closure. Mans Lumber hired several Fingerle employees to work at its Ann Arbor and Canton locations.

New lumber showroom in Ann Arbor to hire employees of closing Fingerle

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The really big story in Keene this year is what didn’t happen, by John McGauley – The Keene Sentinel12.28.19

Its that time: to ponder The Sentinels top story of 2019.

Here are the candidates, as published by the paper:

Walldogs leave a 16-mural legacy in Keene. Thats a good up-beat story for the area.

ConVal, other districts sue state over education funding. Important, but this story began way back in the previous century, and hasnt been resolved yet.

Two people killed in Hinsdale; suspect found dead. Murder is always compelling reading, but this story is little remembered.

Democrat presidential aspirants invade the region. Interesting, but not much hard national news came from visits to Cheshire County, the biggest being Joe Biden thought he was in Vermont.

Keene elects new mayor and several new council members. Big story.

Marlborough animal cruelty case resolves with adoption of dogs. The story went on so long most people stopped caring.

Pho Keene Great restaurant name draws worldwide attention. A stupid story from beginning to end.

Route 9 bridge completed in Sullivan, and its detour lifted. Not a very dramatic story.

Allow me to expound, though on two other stories listed by the paper as candidates, which I believe are of the utmost importance.

They are: 1) Keene teachers union and board clash over safety concern reports and 2) Keene High School switches to competency-based education.

These stories squeaked out, not because school leaders wanted the public to know just the opposite in fact but because accidental circumstances forced them to become news.

The dime was dropped on this competency-based education fraud because somebody went public with internal emails never meant to be public. The initiative, which eliminates class rank and exams, is a crock from start to finish, foisted upon unsuspecting citizens under the Cone of Silence also known as SAU-29. It got slipped in under cover of darkness, which administrators rightly understood would be the only way it could be done. Once they got caught, high school administrators scrambled to catch up with the story by holding a public meeting where they described an initiative that made absolutely no sense.

The other story, which also would have never been revealed to the taxpayers, came about because administrators shot themselves in the foot by disciplining the head of the teachers union for some flimsy infraction of the privacy law that protects all the bad-apple students. That resulted in a huge official complaint to the state charging mistreatment of teachers. Under the states sunshine laws, documents told a story of out-of-control students beating up teachers.

The district and the high school people did a little tap dance around these two news leaks, then clammed up. Its been radio silence ever since; all the big salaries are hiding under the proverbial bed at SAU 29.

The school board, ostensibly in control of our schools, look like deer caught in the headlights.

Wouldnt it be wonderful if 500 people showed up at the next school board meeting asking questions about these two subjects? Thats a fantasy, really, because voters rarely show up at meetings, much to the delight of the board and administration. Democracy dies in the darkness, remember.

As long as Im on the subject of big stories, another one is the announcement by C&S Wholesale Grocers a couple of weeks ago that theyve lost a significant chunk of their business.

The story is not about C&S specifically, from my perspective. In fact, Keene is blessed to have had them locate its headquarters here in the first place. In business, firms lose clients and customers all the time; its just a reality.

The much bigger story connected with this is that for years, Keene and its surrounding towns have done nothing nothing to market themselves nationally and recruit new business and industry to our area.

Now with this C&S news, we got caught with our pants down.

Ive highlighted this chronic lassitude, complacency and self-satisfied smugness of the city in my column at least a dozen times over the past years, yet the city continues to feel its somehow a very special place that people naturally would want to come here.

No, they dont. They got hundreds of other places to go, with better weather and more welcoming city governments. And much lower taxes.

Were going to have an arts corridor downtown, and solar panels everywhere, and were in favor of the Paris Climate Accord and maybe soon well also be a sanctuary city.

But one thing were not going to be is a destination for new companies as in companies that make things or provide necessary services and ones that employ people nine-to-five with medical benefits.

We dont even have one billboard or sign on either I-91 or on the eastern side of the state that tells people we even exist. Weve got a City Council that howls at the moon of political correctness and a chamber of commerce that hosts little cheese and wine parties. Big deal. Much of our once-taxable real estate is now under the control of nonprofits, among them the hospital, Keene State College and, now, the huge behemoth of an old-folks home on the mayors former property.

The mayor-elect and the councilors-elect, all of them, should have held an emergency press conference the day after C&S made its announcement, and proposed a contingency plan to get some business here, and pronto. You know, its just as easy for Markem to lose a bunch of its customers, too, as well as all the companies in town that make surveillance equipment. The Grange could leave tomorrow. You cant float on Cumbys, coffee shops and a bunch of tattoo parlors and vape shops.

Like someone told me in a recent feature story I wrote: Think big, get big. Think small, get small.

Think big, Keene, cuz youre already small.

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Whose Trademarks Are DC Comics Opposing Now? Super Bunny Man, Minorities In Action and Daddy’s Lil Monster – Bleeding Cool News12.25.19

Its Christmas Eve. The traditional time to gather around a roaring fire, roasting mince pies, supping mulled wine, and leafing through legal paperwork that DC Comics and Warner Bros lawyers have been issuing to people and companies they deem as infringing on their registered trademarks.

Super Bunny Man registered by Catobyte Ltd, of Hamilton, New Zealand for downloadable computer software for playing video games; Downloadable electronic game software for use on personal computers, mobile and cellular phones, tablets, handheld electronic devices, and home video game consoles; Downloadable interactive game software; Downloadable video game programs; Downloadable video game software; Downloadable video and computer game programs; Downloadable computer game software for personal computers and home video game consoles

S Strittmatter Air Conditioning Heating Plumbing registered by Strittmatter of Denton, Texas, for the installation and repair of heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment; Plumbing services; Roofing services

Superpower Woman registered by Shelita Winfield of Woodbridge, Virginia for education and entertainment services, namely, conducting an online fitness challenge in the nature of an on-line competition; special event planning services, namely, planning and conducting events for social, entertainment, and educational purposes; entertainment services, namely, hosting of social events and networking events for social entertainment purposes for women

Daddys Lil Monsterregistered by Holly Rawlinson of New York, for cosmetics; Cosmetics and cosmetic preparations; Cosmetics and make-up; Cosmetics for animals; Cosmetics for children; Cosmetics in general, including perfumes; Cosmetics in the form of milks, lotions and emulsions; Cosmetics sold as an integral component of non-medicated skincare preparations; Cosmetics, namely, compacts; Cosmetics, namely, lip primer; Cosmetics, namely, lip repairers; After-sun gels; After-sun milks; After-sun oils; Anti-aging moisturizers used as cosmetics; Bath powder; Body and beauty care cosmetics; Chemicals sold as components of cosmetics; Collagen preparations for cosmetics purposes; Colognes, perfumes and cosmetics; Decorative transfers for use as cosmetics; Eyebrow cosmetics; Herbal extracts sold as components of cosmetics; Impregnated cleaning pads impregnated with cosmetics; Lip stains; Make-up kits comprised of lipstick; Make-up kits comprised of blush; Make-up kits comprised of make-up powder; Make-up kits comprised of eyeliner; Nail cosmetics; Nail paint; Nail primer; Non-medicated cosmetics; Plant and herb extracts sold as components of cosmetics; Pore tightening mask packs used as cosmetics; Private label cosmetics; Self-tanning preparations; Skin fresheners; Skin moisturizers used as cosmetics; Solid powder for compacts; Tanning gels; Tanning milks; Tanning oils; Teeth whitening strips impregnated with teeth whitening preparations; Temporary tattoo transfers for use as cosmetics

Swamp Thing registered by Transamerica Tire Co Ltd of Memphis Tennessee forAutomobile tires; Bicycle tyres; Casings for pneumatic tires; Inner tubes; Pneumatic inner tubes for vehicle wheels; Pneumatic tyres; Treads for retreading tyres; Tubeless tyres for bicycles; Turn signal levers for vehicles; Tyres for vehicle wheels; Vehicle wheel hubs; Vehicle wheel rims and structural parts therefor.

SF Superfanregistered by Intertez of Azusa, California forRestorative drying equipment and parts thereof, namely, electric hot air blowers; Apparatus for drying for use in ventilation systems, namely, air movers and dryers, for use in the water damage industry, restoration industry, and janitorial industry; Electric fans for personal, household, commercial, and industrial use; Air ventilation units for personal, household, commercial, and industrial use; Dehumidifiers; None of the aforementioned goods being used as moisture absorbers in the nature of desiccants for use in laundry washing machines; Industrial scrubbers for removing particulate matter from the air during industrial processing, namely, HEPA air purification and filtration systems and negative air machines; Air movers, namely, air circulating machines for use in the janitorial industry and restoration industry in the nature of electric fans; Drying systems, namely, drying machines for use in the janitorial industry and restoration industry in the nature of industrial dryer using air and electric air dryers. Air movers, namely, air circulating machines for use in the household, the janitorial industry and restoration industry in the nature of power-operated blowers, air suction machines, and compressed air pumps; Drying systems, namely, drying machines for use in the household, the janitorial industry and restoration industry in the nature of power-operated blowers, air suction machines, and compressed air pumps; Air movers, namely, air suction machines; Restorative drying equipment and parts thereof, namely, power-operated blowers

Minorities In Action Comics registered by M.I.A Comics Corp of Clearwater, Flordia for comic books.

Shark Kryptonite registered by Sportsfish Shark Deterrent Technologies, Rancho, Mirage for Fishing equipment, namely, fishing rods, Fishing equipment, namely, systems for repelling sharks comprising magnetic shark repelling device comprised primarily of magnets.

Men of Steel Mentoring registered by Donahue Redmond, President Melvin Hadley, Vice President Jerry Williams, Treasurer Phil Phinisee and Secretary Thomas Faulk of Douglasville, Georgia, for Education services, namely, mentoring in the field of STEM; Education services, namely, one-on-one mentoring in the field of Leadership; Education services, namely, providing mentoring, tutoring, classes, seminars and workshops in the field of Christian Social Interaction; Education services, namely, providing classes, seminars, workshops, tutoring, and mentoring in the field of middle and high school reform; Providing science educational mentoring services and programs

Who will abandon their claims, who will come to an arrangement, who will go to court? Only 2020 will tell

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‘Painting a picture of what your life is going to be’: The inspiration behind the Leafs’ tattoos – The Athletic12.21.19

Nic Petan is removing his equipment after a recent Maple Leafs practice when his tattooed upper left arm is exposed.

When asked about his tattoos, the forward, since sent down to the Toronto Marlies, quickly drops his shoulder pads onto the seat in his locker and starts explaining the origins behind the art.

Im a big fan of tattoos, said Petan.

Like the Columbus Blue Jackets, there is one consistent theme when talking to the Maple Leafs about their tattoos: Family. Its the inspiration from events in their lives with their families, or the strong bonds they have formed when it comes to putting needle to skin.

Take Petan. His mothers name is Rose, which is the reason forhis rose tattoo. Petan was also close to his grandparents, so he paid homage to them with various tattoos on his left arm.

He and his grandfather would often play cards, so he incorporated the numbers 33, marking year his grandfather was born, and 09,...

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Suspicious death investigation leads to standoff and arrest in Kingsport – WBIR.com12.20.19

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. The investigation into a woman's body found in Hawkins County led to a standoff and an arrest in Sullivan County Thursday morning.

The woman's body was found Monday morning on the side of Tranbarger Road in Church Hill. The sheriff called it a "very serious ongoing investigation."

The woman has been identified but her name and how she died have not been released.

Thursday morning, the investigation into the death led U.S. Marshals and local deputies to a home on Orebank Road outside Kingsport.

After a standoff, Brad Addington was arrested for destruction of utility equipment, theft under 500, theft over 1000, and violation of probation in Sullivan County. He's also being questioned about the woman's body.

My officers, along with U.S. Marshals and the TBI are doing a follow-up investigation on a suspicious death in Hawkins County and led us to this residence where Mr. Addington was, Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson told WCYB.

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The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office is working to identify a woman whose body was found lying on the side of Tranbarger Road in Church Hill, Tenn.

Around 8:30 a.m. on Monday, HCSO received a complaint of a female not breathing. When they arrived, sheriff's deputies said they saw a Caucasian woman lying in the ditch beside the road.

Hawkins County EMS determined she was dead, and her body was transported to the Quillen College of Medicine to find out the cause of death.

HCSO said she has been identified, but no other details will be released at this time as this case is "a very serious ongoing investigation."

Officials said she has a large tattoo on her back left shoulder of an American Flag with a cross in the center. On top of the tattoo, "God Bless You All" is written and "Love Papa 4-30-45 to 8-2-14" under the tattoo.

If anyone has any information, please contact the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office Detectives Division at 423-272-4848 or 423-272-7121.

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Best of 2019: 12 business features from Frisco – Community Impact Newspaper12.20.19

Jungle Joes offers indoor play areas for children and a health-conscious menu for adults. The centers cafe also serves coffee and espresso-based drinks.

Lakes Tennis Academy trains top athletes, encourages growth

Lakes Tennis Academy offers instruction for all skill levels, including the most advanced athletes.


Paper Affair shifts focus to gifts, selling more than just stationery

Owner Melissa Wayte said about 30% of sales are paper products, and 70% are gifts. Gifts include candles, accessories and dinnerware.


Richardson Bike Mart has humble beginnings

In February 2004, the Frisco location opened on John Hickman Parkway.


Boxcar House sells Southern-inspired furniture with history

Boxcar House started to receive acclaim after opening and was named one of the Best Boutiques in the South by Southern Living Magazine.


Longtime friends and former gymnasts look to create family-oriented environment at Eagle Gymnastics Academy

During the 2017-18 season, the athletes earned more than 50 championship titles, and four athletes earned a spot on Team USA at the world championships held in Bulgaria in November 2018. Last year, two athletes were on the national team once again and competed in the world championship held in Russia.


The Salt Retreat offers allergy, asthma relief in Frisco

Treatment sessions last 20-40 minutes depending on the size of the room. A mixture of finely ground, medical-grade salt and air flows through the rooms during the sessions.


Veterinarian overcomes years of obstacles to open Stonebrook Family Pet Clinics new location

The clinic is a 6,000-square-foot facility with three canine and two feline exam rooms, a surgical and dental suite, and an outdoor area with 2,000 square feet of antimicrobial canine turf.


Former Frisco ISD teacher offers learning-versatile, after-school program

After eight years, SMARTS Club offers a variety of after-school, tutoring, robotics, yoga, chess, language, leadership and test-preparation programming at three locations in Frisco, with its central location along Main Street.


Jungle Joe's offers health-conscious menu, brewed coffee for parents

The indoor play center comes outfitted with party rooms, a toddler play area, large playground equipment for older kids and a staffed kitchen.


Stay-at-home mother turns dream into reality with The Cookie Rack in Frisco

The store hosts cookie decorating classes on Fridays for children and adults. Some classes are seasonally themed, such as Halloween and fall cookie classes.


Lookin Sharp Family Barbershop seeks to serve all ages, hair types

Combined, the shop's barbers have more than 60 years of experience in the industry.


Former teacher opens Brookielynns Bungalow for Frisco community, businesses

Brookielynns Bungalows current 2,100-square-foot venue on Pecan Street opened in September 2018.

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