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Heraldo is reporting that the Council selected the “at large” members yesterday.
Dan Taranto, veteran of the owner-builder movement, Fortuna Police Sgt. Jack Bernstein and Robert Vogt, Director of Environmental Services for Pacific Lumber received the most votes from the ten applicants for the three positions.
I don’t know whom CLMP has chosen for their three spots. Anybody have that information?
I’m not clear as to why the arraignment took so long, and given that there isn’t even a status review until August, the trial probably won’t be scheduled until next year. I understand the need for the production of discovery, but was there ever a possibility that the officers would plead guilty? If they would have pled not guilty right away, yesterday’s court hearing probably wouldn’t have made the news, let alone the front page. I’m not sure whom the media attention benefits, if anybody (but the public).
The manslaughter charges stem from the Cheri Moore killing which has been discussed in great detail on this blog and others. I noticed it came up at the Code Enforcement meeting when one of the speakers said something to the effect of “I guess they’re bothering us because they don’t have any more crazy ladies with flare guns in Eureka.” Not an easy time to be a law enforcement officer around here.
I noticed that Greg Rael has joined the defense team. The officers seem to be putting together their own Humboldt Count defense “dream team.”
She also posted the dates, times, and places of upcoming debates.
CIVIL LIBERTIES MONITORING PROJECT presents A HUMBOLDT COUNTY DISTRICT #2 SUPERVISOR CANDIDATES¹ NIGHT moderated by THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS and cosponsored by the GARBERVILLE VETERANS GROUP.
The debate will be preceeded by GARBERVILLE TOWN BAND music and refreshments.
The Civil Liberties Monitoring Project (CLMP) has organized a Humboldt County District #2 Supervisor Candidates¹ Night to be moderated by the League of Women Voters, on Wednesday, May 7th, 2008, from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Veterans Memorial Building in Garberville. The public event is cosponsored by the Garberville Veterans Group. It will be aired live on KMUD community radio. Attendees will be able to submit questions to be answered by each candidate.
Doors will open at 6:00 pm when the Garberville Town Band will play Gregg Moore¹s arrangements of town band music from all over the world. Light refreshments will be served.
The debate will start promptly at 7 pm.
Register here to vote for June 3rd election. May 19th is the last day to register for this election.
All three candidates for District #2 Supervisor plan to attend and make a short presentation. Audience members are invited to submit questions that can be addressed by every candidate, and all candidates will have the opportunity to address each question. There will be a table and 3 x 5² cards for you to write your questions down and submit them to the facilitators. The League of Women Voters¹ is a non-advocacy group and they will moderate this meeting.
All concerned citizens are encouraged to attend this community meeting.
Please call our office, 923-4646 with any questions, or check our website: www.civilliberties.org.
Pennsylvania’s elections are almost entirely electronic. No paper trail. No audits. Completely in the hands of private companies with no possibility of checking the results, allegedly because of proprietary considerations.
Nearly an hour ago polls closed in Pennsylvania. Less than one percent of the vote is counted.
Problems were reported with the machines today, resulting in long lines; at least as reported by Peter Collins and Thom Hartman. Mostly in Philadelphia – go figure.
Addendum: The networks are now calling it for Clinton, and the exit polls suggest that the “bitter” comment made a large impact on late deciders. The margin is still in question.
Second addendum: Clinton may win this one big. A third of Philadelphia (Obama’s “stronghold”) has been counted, and he’s only winning there by 10 percent. Most of the rest of the state only has trickles of results coming in, including Pittsburgh where she’s expected to blow him out of the water.
This after outspending Clinton 3 to 1 in the state. I don’t know that white blue collar voters will vote for an educated black man who is perceived as an elitist. It’s looking very good for McCain.
Third addendum: Take the link and scroll down for the map. It tells the story.
Fourth addendum: Someone has e-mailed me pointing out that most of Pittsburgh’s votes have been counted and Obama should actually pull closer with what’s left. And she also points out that the polls were at double digits a few weeks ago and that he actually gained since the “bitter” comment. Good points.
Fifth addendum: If Obama pulls it out, I bet he courts Ed Rendel for V.P. I saw him in action this week. He should have been running.
Sixth and final addendum: Big night for Hillary Clinton. I don’t normally consult the wisdom of Pat Buchanan, but tonight he asked: “Has Obama peaked?” Might be the case.
Obama did eventually take Philadelphia 2 to 1.