Saturday, September 13, 2008

Alan Greenspan Says "No" to McCain Tax Cuts Proposal

2008 Presidential Election

25 min ago

Greenspan: Country Can't Afford McCain's Tax Cuts

Former Federal Reserve Bank chairman Alan Greenspan said Saturday that the country can't afford tax cuts of the size being proposed by Sen. John McCain, at least not without big cuts in government spending.

By some estimates, McCain's cuts amount to more than $3 trillion. He wants to extend the Bush tax cuts for all, including the well-to-do; reduce the corporate tax rate, and eliminate the Alternative Minimum Tax. It was originally designed to force the rich to pay at least some taxes, but has increasingly been hitting middle-class families.


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auspicious \aw-SPISH-uhs\, adjective:

1. Giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, "an auspicious beginning."
2. Prosperous; fortunate; as, "auspicious years."

But as Saturday fell on a very auspicious day in the Chinese calendar, every hotel in Nanjing was booked for weddings.
-- Seth Kaplan with Craig S. Smith, "Adventure the Chinese Way", New York Times, May 3, 2000
The hard truth of fire management is that the conditions most auspicious for a "prescribed burn," in which dangerously dense pine forests are purged of combustible debris, are not so very different from those that can lead to a devastating wildfire.
-- George Johnson, "Planned Blaze Close Cousin of a Wildfire", New York Times, May 12, 2000
The priest studied the birth stars of husband and wife, and chose the most auspicious date for a groundbreaking ceremony, a chilly day in April.
-- Alastair Gordon, "Raj Style Takes the Silk Road to the Suburbs", New York Times, January 27, 2000

Auspicious derives from Latin auspicium, "an omen, a sign," from auspex, "one who observes or looks at the habits of birds for purposes of divination," from avis, "bird" + specere, "to look, to look at."

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Sanitation Weekly Report

SANITATION DEPARTMENT

PROGRESS REPORT

 

September 8th-12th 2008

Prepared by : Quiania Williams, Vic Jordan

Specific Weekly Activities:

Monday 9/8/2008

Ran the regular Lake View trash route

Picked up boxes from local merchants ..

Total tonnage & cost to landfill:36.92tn,$1033.76cost

Tuesday 9/9/2008

Ran the regular trash route @ 4:00 a.m.

Picked up boxes from local merchants…

Fred's, Jungel, Fred Dollar Store,

Unit# 27 broke down on way to landfill (temporary out of service)

Total tonnage & cost to landfill;62.20tn, $1741.60cost

Wednesday 9/10/2008

Ran regular trash routes

Continued to pick up boxes from local merchants

Delivered several trash carts to new residents..

326 Desoto

503 Arkansas

505 Arkansas

Picked up list from Water Dept of carts that need to be picked up

Mechanic took hydraulic pump off unit #21 for repair

Total tonnage and cost to landfill:39.64tn, $1109.92

Thursday 9/11/2008

Ran regular trash route

Victor picked up cylinder for unit #30 (Century Hydraulic in West Memphis,Ark)

Continued to pick up missed trash/deliver carts to new residents

Total tonnage and cost delivered to landfill:39.14tn,$1095.92cost

Friday 9/12/2008

Continued to run the regular routes @ 4:00 a.m.

Picked up boxes from merchants

Tyrone Collins removed remains of burnt houses on Hernando Street(2 houses)

No visible addresses were present (200&300blk)

Total tonnage and cost delivered to landfill:34.85tn,$975.80cost

Total tonnage and cost delivered to landfill week of 9/8/2008 thru 9/12/2008=212.75tn, $5957.00cost

 

 

Future Weekly Activities:

Follow up on demolition projects

Continue working with Code Enforcement and other Depts.

Continue with picking up trash on daily basis

Follow Up Activities:

Electronic Waste Arrangements

 

Staff Concerns:

Mark Smith out on sick leave until further notice

John Smith out until further notice

3 drivers were suspended this week for not following procedures

Parks and Recreation Department Weekly Department Report

Weekly Department Report


Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: September 12, 2008

Prepared by: B. O'Shea Burrell

Specifically Weekly Activities

September 6, 2008/ Saturday
• HWHCC Staff groomed North Helena Park.
• HWHCC Staff started grooming Washington Street Park.
• EMJHS Cheerleaders practiced in HWHCC.
September 7, 2008/ Sunday
• HWHCC CLOSED
September 8, 2008/Monday
• After-school Tutorial. 3pm-5pm Tutoring and Academic Assistance. 5pm-6pm Tutorial Free play.
• HWHCC Staff finished grooming Washington St. Park.
• Tennis nets at North Helena Park were replaced.
• Sponsors were given information in Clarksdale about the Adult Men's League at the HWHCC.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2008/Tuesday
• HWHCC Staff set up the tennis nets for Central High School.
• After-school Tutorial. 3pm-5pm Tutoring and Academic Assistance. 5pm-6pm Tutorial Free play.
• HWHCC Staff repaired water pump and flushed radiator.
• HWHCC Staff trimmed the ditch in North Helena.
• Toilets were repaired at North Helena Park.
• Adult basketball free play in HWHCC at 6pm
• Weightlifting class begins at 6pm in the side room.
September 10, 2008/Wednesday
• After-school Tutorial. 3pm-5pm Tutoring and Academic Assistance. 5pm-6pm Tutorial Free play
• Gerald Carter, O'Shea Burrell, and Dalton Jackson attended training conducted in Little Rock, Arkansas.
• Tracey Davis, Ashlee Tyler, and Leroy Parker attending Driver's Safety class.
• Tae Bo and Pilates class began in the side room at 6pm.
• Adults played volleyball from 7pm- about 9pm.
September 11, 2008/Thursday
• After-school Tutorial. 3pm-5pm Tutoring and Academic Assistance. 5pm-6pm Tutorial Free play.
• HWHCC Staff cleaned storage area to receive food for Mid-Delta Commodities Drive.
• Continued to finish edging in North Helena Park
• Adult basketball free play in HWHCC at 6pm
September 12, 2008/Friday
• HWHCC Closes at 3pm for cleaning and preparation for Krunk-a-Thon.
• Kyle Miller hosts a Krunk-a-Thon in the HWHCC after the Central vs. Mariana away football game.
• HWHCC Staff completed grooming of all parks in Helena-West Helena.
September 13, 2008/ Saturday
• Adult Men's League Rosters and Fees are to be submitted to a member of the HWHCC Staff before closing.
Future Weekly Activities
• HWHFD will conduct a Fire Extinguisher class at 4pm with the Tutorial students.
• Adult Men's Basketball league will begin September 14th. Teams will play on Sunday and Monday for approximately 6 weeks.
• September 19th Mid-Delta will distribute Commodities in the HWHCC.
• September 29th the Notary Public will have a seminar in the HWHCC.
Follow-up Activities
• Order playground equipment for Washington Street Park
• HWHCC Staff is now accepting registration forms for Girl's Youth Basketball League.
• Get invoice for siding at Pool Pavilion
• Produce functional invoice for Kipp Swim Camp
• Inquire about suggested rental fee for Malco Theater one night per month
• Coat hangers will be assembled next to the cubbies
Staff Concerns/ Issues
• Car show and security
• Overhead door needs repair at Pool Pavilion
• Rental fee/ permit cost to rent any Park in H-WH
• There is a pothole directly in front of 511 Miller Street that has caused some car to need minor maintenance.
• The After-school Tutorial Program is trying to get ID Cards for the students who attend regularly. This card will gain them access to more than just this program.
• The outside workers have been on a 6am to 2pm work schedule due to the extreme heat
• Tae Bo and Pilates classes need equipment and supplies to continue to be productive.
Gallons of Fuel Vehicle/ Usage Date User
20.7 Dodge 09/12/2008 B.O. Burrell
21.6 Lawn Mowers 09/12/2008 HWHCC Staff


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Main Street Arkansas Update - September 15, 2008


 

OCTOBER 6-8, DESTINATION DOWNTOWN, BAY ST. LOUIS, MS

 

Main Street Arkansas Calendar September 15-19

 

Caroline – out all week      

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MONDAY            Cary - out
TUESDAY           Cary – out; Nancy – West Memphis; Susan & Mark – Paragould, Crawfordsville

WEDNESDAY    Cary - out
THURSDAY        Susan & Mark – West Memphis
FRIDAY              

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IN THIS ISSUE:

Batesville Street

MSWM & Clinton School Work Together

Saving Superman's House

Non-Profits & Google

Google & Newspapers

 

 

Batesville to Make Main Street Two-Ways

http://www.guardonline.com/?q=node/47698

 

Clinton School to work with MSWM, RHDI

http://arkansasmatters.com/content/fulltext/news/?cid=110051

 

Saving Superman's House

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/02/us/02superman.html?ref=us

http://ordinarypeoplechangetheworld.com/

 

Non-Profit Gives Itself A Google Makeover

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/non-profit-gives-itself-google-makeover.html

 

Google for Non Profits

http://www.google.com/nonprofits/

 

Google Grants Blog

http://googlegrants.blogspot.com/

 

Google to Archive 244 Years Worth of Newspapers

http://www.blakesthinktank.com/2008/09/09/researchers-rejoice/

As part of the latest initiative, Google will foot the bill to copy the archives of any newspaper publisher willing to permit the stories to be shown for free on Google's Web site. The participating publishers will receive an unspecified portion of the revenue generated from the ads displayed next to the stories.

 

 

 

 

Cary Tyson

Director

Main Street Arkansas

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

1500 Tower Building

323 Center Street

Little Rock, AR 72201

 

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501.324.9184 fax

 

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Link to me at http://www.linkedin.com/in/carytyson

 

The mission of Main Street Arkansas is to be the leading resource for communities seeking to revitalize their historic downtown commercial districts and to provide technical assistance and expertise to designated Main Street Arkansas communities through the implementation of the National Trust's Main Street Center's comprehensive Four-Point Approach™.   Main Street Arkansas is a preservation-based economic development program housed in the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. 

 




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September 12, 2008

Important Visitors To The Delta

By Pete Johnson

Once every two years, the Delta Regional Authority brings a group of key congressional staff members to our region during Congress' August recess. Last month, 25 staff members flew from Washington to Little Rock, where they had lunch at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion and visited the Clinton Presidential Center. They then climbed aboard a chartered bus to see the Delta, rolling across east Arkansas and through Memphis on that first day before spending the night in Tunica, Miss.

On the second day, they visited historic Helena-West Helena, Ark., on the banks of the Mississippi River before making the short trip to Clarksdale, Miss., for a barbecue lunch at the Hopson Plantation and an afternoon of briefings at the DRA headquarters in downtown Clarksdale. They saw our offices, met with the DRA staff, got a sense of what we do on a daily basis and even heard a presentation on the earthquake threat much of the region faces from the New Madrid Fault. The second night was spent at the gorgeous Alluvian Hotel in downtown Greenwood, Miss.

On the third day, the congressional staff members worked their way from Greenwood to Jackson to New Orleans, spending the night in the Crescent City and hearing the plans for the revitalization of that city's riverfront. The staffers flew back to Washington from New Orleans. We wanted them to learn not only of the problems we face in the Delta but also the promise this region holds. There were two things I particularly wanted them to see -- the Viking Range Corp. facilities in Greenwood and the KIPP Delta College Preparatory School in Helena-West Helena. They needed to see Viking because it's proof that Delta residents can do cutting-edge work, making products that are sought after by the world's richest people. And they needed to see KIPP because it's proof that the Delta's children can learn as well or better than children anywhere in the nation if the educational system is structured properly. Both Viking and KIPP do things a little differently and should serve as models for businesses and schools across our region.

Viking came into existence in the 1980s when Fred Carl, a fourth-generation building contractor, was building a home for himself and couldn't find a range he liked. His wife, Margaret, loved her mother's Chambers stove, but Chambers products were no longer produced. Fred looked at various restaurant ranges but decided a commercial range would be unwieldy and unsafe in his home. After weeks at the drawing board, Fred came up with his own design. He discovered, however, that commercial range manufacturers had no interest. He finally found a small company in southern California that would produce the first Viking range. Two years of trial and error led to Viking ranges receiving an American Gas Association certification in late 1986. The first ranges where shipped in January 1987. Word of mouth led to immediate consumer demand. By 1989, Viking ranges were being produced in Greenwood, the heart of the Mississippi Delta.

By the end of the next decade, Viking was operating three manufacturing facilities in Greenwood. By 1996, the Viking product line had grown to include convection ranges, dishwashers and refrigeration equipment. Outdoor products were added the following year. In 1999, the product line included the first professional-style, self-cleaning gas ranges. The range of products expanded to sealed burner gas ranges, wine cellars, cookware and cutlery in 2002. Blenders, mixers, companion ranges and microwaves were made part of the mix the next year.

Through it all, the company stayed true to its Delta roots. A Viking publication puts it this way: "The Viking range was dreamed up in Greenwood. And the people of Greenwood believed in it. Their encouragement and elbow grease have helped push Viking to where it is today. These are Viking people, and they are our greatest asset. ... People actually know their neighbors -- next door and three streets over. They're accustomed to pulling together to get things done. And you'll encounter that same friendly attitude throughout Viking. Goals are shared and ideas encouraged on all levels. Problems are solved and successes celebrated. Together. The finest kitchen in the world doesn't amount to much unless it's filled with your family and friends. Viking applies this same philosophy to our offices and factory floors."

Viking is a model company in many ways. Wellness programs are offered for employees. The company partners with area colleges to make it easier for employees to earn degrees. Viking also is strongly involved in community affairs. After experimenting with several Japanese manufacturing techniques, Viking decided to adopt most aspects of the Toyota production system. If there is a problem, everyone on the line is aware. The problem is solved immediately on the plant floor. Plant managers work on the floor, and every member of the team is involved in solving the problems.

As for KIPP, the school has just begun its seventh year with the initial class of fifth-grade students now in the 11th grade. During their years in middle school, these students moved from the 29th to the 91st percentile in math on achievement tests and from the 29th to the 84th percentile in language. The student body is 94 percent black with 85 percent of the students qualifying for free or reduced lunch rates. KIPP is a prime example that all students can learn when placed in the right educational environment. KIPP, which stands for the Knowledge Is Power Program, is part of a national network of college-preparatory public schools. More than 80 percent of KIPP students nationwide are from low-income families. More than 90 percent of the students nationwide are black or Hispanic.

There's a consistent focus at the school on measuring and reporting achievement results. KIPP also is committed to getting its students to college. KIPP students arrive at school by 7:25 a.m. Monday through Friday. They remain at school until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 4 p.m. each Friday. On many Saturdays, the students report at 9:15 a.m. and stay until 1:05 p.m.

As Little Rock journalist Kane Webb recently wrote in The Wall Street Journal: "In a state under court order to fix its public schools, there aren't many examples of educational excellence. But because KIPP schools are charter schools, they operate free of the bureaucratic baloney that chokes the creativity out of so many traditional public schools and their teachers. And Delta College Prep is a different kind of charter school. You notice it right off. World map-sized posters of students' test scores decorate the hallways -- the way you would see a 'Go Team!' banner at a public high school. ... There's a dress code and detailed instructions about how to behave in class, right down to when to raise your hand. Parents and students and teachers all have to sign a 'Commitment to Excellence form' outlining life at Delta College Prep."

KIPP and Viking -- proof for these congressional staffers than when the right systems are in place in the Delta, we can educate our students in world-class schools and provide a world-class workforce for businesses.

Pete Johnson of Clarksdale, Miss., is the federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority. He was appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2001.


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WEST HELENA-WEST HELENA WATER DHR

Department:    WEST HELENA WATER UTILITIES

 

Date_SEPTEMBER 15, 2008

 

Prepared by  KEN FRATESI (09/12/08)

 

WEEK OF _09/06/08—09/11/08

 

1200 HWY 49 REPLACE METER AND VALVE BOXES

208 LEIFER REPAIR SERVICE

483 HWY 185 REPLACE METER BOX

1105 EAST BALDWIN REPAIR MAIN

203 PORTER REPLACE METER BOX

204 NORTH WASHINGTON REPAIR SERVICE

202 LEIFER REPAIR SERVICE

7122 AND 7100 PC 300 REPAIR SERVICES

READ METERS

 

Future Weekly Activities:

TURNED PUMP STATION REHABS ( OXIDATION POND & MILLER SCHOOL ) OVER TO ENGINEER TO PREPARE FOR BID PROCESS.

MAINTENANCE OF AERATOR

 

Follow Up Activities:

CLEANING SEWER LINES

 

Staff Concerns/Issues:

METER READER

OFFICE SHORT ONE EMPLOYEE DUE TO ILLNESS

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hoary \HOR-ee\, adjective:

1. White or gray with age; as, "hoary hairs."
2. Ancient; extremely old; remote in time past.

Once upon a time, memoirs were written by hoary chaps casting rheumy glances back towards their golden youth: no more.
-- Erica Wagner, "Post-Post-Modern memoir", Times (London), July 19, 2000
Had Mozart lived to the hoary old age of 73, he might indeed have fallen out of favor in an era besotted with Rossini, becoming a "largely forgotten, neglected, unperformed composer."
-- Marilyn Stasio, "Crime", New York Times, June 23, 1996
Mr. Weicker spends most of his time serving up hoary war stories and settling old political scores.
-- Jeff Greenfield, "Politically Imprudent", New York Times, June 18, 1995
Compare that with the elements of a musical in about 1920: the star in a cliche story that was merely a framing device for generic musical numbers, hoary joke-book gags, and the usual specialty performers in a staging more often than not by a hack.
-- Ethan Mordden, Coming Up Roses

Hoary derives from Middle English hor, from Old English har, "gray; old (and gray-haired)."

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evanescent \ev-uh-NES-unt\, adjective:

Liable to vanish or pass away like vapor; fleeting.

The Pen which gives. . . permanence to the evanescent thought of a moment.
-- Horace Smith, Tin Trumpet
Every tornado is a little different, and they are all capricious, evanescent and hard to get a fix on.
-- "Oklahoma Tornado Offers Hints of How a Killer Storm Is Born", New York Times, May 11, 1999
The accidentally famous. . . may write books, appear on talk shows, and, in so doing, attract even greater public attention. This type of celebrity status, of course, is brittle and evanescent.
-- Lawrence M. Friedman, The Horizontal Society

Evanescent is from Latin evanescere, "to vanish," from e-, "from, out of" + vanescere, "to disappear," from vanus, "empty."

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Christopher Clash PFC Badge #126

Today, the Helena-West Helena Police Department has relieved Mr. Clash of his duties as a law enforcement officer. The reasons therefore cannot be fully disclosed at this time. However, public records will indicate that the Arkansas State Police Officer Walt McCord ID No.: D41 encountered Mr. Clash on yesterday. This encounter took place on Franklin Street in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas was a typical traffic stop for a minor traffic violation. During the course of the officer's interaction with Mr. Clash, it was discovered that a small amount of marijuana was in Mr. Clash's possession.
 
In order to protect the privacy of Mr. Clash and to comply with the edits of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, we have no further information at this time.

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torrid \TOR-uhd\, adjective:

1. Violenty hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning; parching; as, "torrid heat."
2. Characterized by intense emotion; as, "a torrid love affair."
3. Emotionally charged and vigorously energetic; as, "a torrid dance."

Cyrene's torrid soil
-- Milton
Taniperla is a tumbledown coffee-farming outpost in torrid lowlands in Chiapas state.
-- "Mexico Sees Both Carrot and Stick Fail in Chiapas", New York Times, May 17, 1998
There are other treasures in this humorous phantasmagoria of song--the torrid pavement dancing of Fred Davis and Eddie Sledge, the bland gunman fooling of Harry Clark and Jack Diamond, the antic dancing masquerade that serves as first scene to 'The Taming of the Shrew' sequence.
-- "At the Theatre: 'Kiss Me, Kate'", New York Times, December 31, 1948
Still, the idea of a torrid affair between the teen-ager from Oak Park, Ill[inois], and the shapely auburn-haired nurse, fits the myth of Hemingway as an icon of male prowess -- hunter, drinker, fighter, writer and lover.
-- "A Hemingway Story, and Just as Fictional", New York Times, January 26, 1997
Fleisher has been going at a torrid pace as well, but he acknowledged after his second straight 67 that if he hadn't birdied two of his last three holes, O'Connor likely would have had a walkover today.
-- "O'Connor Turns Up Heat for Final Day: Irishman Is Seeking First Seniors Win", Washington Post, July 4, 1999
Stocks rose for a third consecutive session yesterday, pushed higher by money flowing into stocks of the biggest and most widely traded companies and torrid demand for companies that do business on the Internet.
-- "Stocks Rise Again, Buoyed by Technology and Internet Shares", New York Times, December 22, 1998

Torrid derives from Latin torridus, parched, burnt, dry, from torreo, torrere, to burn, parch, dry up with heat or thirst. The noun form of the word is torridness or torridity.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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Judy Jones (wife of the late Bill Jones - former Helena Police Chief and Deputy Sheriff) lost her battle with cancer this morning.
Judy worked at PCCCC for a while and when Bill was diagnosed with ALS, she left the College to take care of him full time.
She was with her children (Amy, Emily and Justin)  who live in Las Vegas at the time of her death.  A memorial service will be held here later this month.
At this time, plans are very incomplete.  Please forward this to the Council and Department Heads as I am sure many of them knew the Jones'.
Thanks              Sandi
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regale \rih-GAY(uh)L\, transitive verb:

1. To entertain with something that delights.
2. To entertain sumptuously with fine food and drink.
3. To feast.
4. A sumptuous feast.
5. A choice food; a delicacy.
6. Refreshment.

If I've been away, and the boys do remember to ask about my trip, I remark on their thoughtfulness by saying, 'Thanks for asking!' and then regale them with stories about my journey.
-- Lucy Calkins, Raising Lifelong Learners: A Parent's Guide
He might also regale them with tales of how his Magic team beat Jordan's Bulls, 108-102, in Game 6 to win their four-of-seven-game Eastern Conference semifinal series before a stunned crowd of 24,332 tonight at the United Center.
-- "Bulls Burst in the Air as Magic Moves On", New York Times, May 19, 1995
Levin settled his guests in the dense, cool shade of the young aspens on a bench and some stumps purposely put there for visitors to the bee-house who might be afraid of the bees, and he went off himself to the hut to get bread, cucumbers, and fresh honey, to regale them with.
-- Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, translated by Constance Garnett

Regale comes from French régaler, "to entertain." It is related to gallant.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Sanitation Report

SANITATION DEPARTMENT

PROGRESS REPORT

 

September 2nd-5th 2008

Prepared by : Quiania Williams, Vic Jordan

Specific Weekly Activities:

Monday 9/2/2008

Ran the regular Lake View trash route

Closed for Holiday

Tuesday 9/2/2008

Ran the regular trash route @ 4:00 a.m.

Tyrone drove unit #25 to help out on trash route

Picked up boxes from local merchants…

Fred's, Jungel, Fred Dollar Store,

Total tonnage & cost to landfill;61.63tn,$1725.64

Wednesday 9/3/2008

Ran regular trash routes

Continued to pick up boxes from local merchants

Picked up several missed trash that was not out…

343 Russ

320 Franklin

820 College

712 York

508 Perry

Repaired signal lights on White/GMC dump truck

Total tonnage and cost to landfill:61.38tn,$1718.64

Thursday 9/4/2008

Ran regular trash route

Mechanic repaired unit #25 (hydraulic hose)

Repaired electrical fuse link on unit #27

Continued to pick up missed trash/deliver carts to new residents

Total tonnage and cost delivered to landfill:51.74tn,$1448.72

Friday 9/5/2008

Continued to run the regular routes @ 4:00 a.m.

Picked up boxes from merchants

Repaired side arm on unit #27(fuses)

Total tonnage and cost delivered to landfill week of : 50.49tn, $1413.72

Total tonnage and cost delivered to landfill week of 9/2/2008 thru 9/5/2008=225.24tn,$6306.72cost

 

 

Future Weekly Activities:

Follow up on demolition projects

Continue working with Code Enforcement and other Depts.

Continue with picking up trash on daily basis

Follow Up Activities:

Electronic Waste Arrangements

 

Staff Concerns:

Mark Smith out on sick leave until further notice

John Smith out until further notice

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cosmopolite \koz-MOP-uh-lyt\, noun:

1. One who is at home in every place; a citizen of the world; a cosmopolitan person.
2. (Ecology) An organism found in most parts of the world.

At first, Audubon made comparatively little impression in America, but he was an immediate success in Britain, where he presented himself alternately as a rustic backwoodsman and a sophisticated cosmopolite.
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He was a big-city sophisticate and moved easily in international film circles but, like his exact contemporary, the Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima (also a globetrotting cosmopolite), Pasolini rejected the glossy consumer culture that had made him famous in favor of the standards of an earlier, more rigid and more traditional society.
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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Court

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of August 28 - September 4, 2008)

 

Department:
Helena-West Helena District Court
Date: September 5, 2008
Prepared by: Linda Danley
 
 
SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
Aug. 28 - Sept. 4, 2008 -
Processed civil and small claims actions as received; input traffic violations and criminal actions into court database in preparation for arraignment; and prepared scheduled traffic violations and criminal actions for bench trial.
 
Thurs., Aug. 28, 2008 - (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trial on Traffic Violations
Total number of cases scheduled - 78
 
Thurs., Aug. 28, 2008 (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trial on Criminal Actions
Total number of cases scheduled - 80
 
Fri., Aug. 29, 2008 - Plea/Arraignment (9:00 A.M.)
Total number of cases scheduled - 280
 
Wed., Sept. 3, 2008 - Civil and Small Claims Court
Total number of cases scheduled - 8 civil and 2 small claims actions.
 
Thurs., Sept. 4, 2008 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trial on Traffic Violations
Total number of cases scheduled - 74
 
Thurs., Sept. 4, 2008 (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trial on Criminal Actions
Total number of cases scheduled - 58
 

---------------------------------------------------------------

Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved During the Period of Aug. 28 - Sept. 4, 2008

 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

3

   

4

7

DA

2

     

2

DM

35

   

12

47

G

37

3

2

28

70

NG

9

     

9

NP

10

   

7

17

PRB

     

1

1

WR

1

     

1

TOTAL

97

3

2

52

154

 
Jurisdiction: City of West Helena-OLD

Finding

Criminal

Total

DM

1

1

G

1

1

TOTAL

2

2

 
Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

3

   

15

18

DM

12

   

2

14

G

11

1

2

15

29

NG

7

     

7

NP

13

   

4

17

PRB

     

3

3

WR

6

     

6

TOTAL

52

1

2

39

94

 
ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

6

   

19

25

DA

2

     

2

DM

48

   

14

62

G

49

4

4

43

100

NG

16

     

16

NP

23

   

11

34

PRB

     

4

4

WR

7

     

7

TOTAL

151

4

4

91

250

 
KEY

BF - Bond Forfeit

NP - Nol Prossed

DA - Deferred Adjudication

PRB - Probation

DM - Dismissed

WR - Warrant Recalled

G - Guilty

 

NG - Not Guilty

 

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JAIL ROSTER

(Period of Aug. 25, 2008 - Sept. 4, 2008)

 

Defendant

Docket #

Date of Arrest

Release/ Sent. Date

Status/

Disposition

Brown, Dajuan O.

CR-08-3021

CR-08-3022

08/21/08

08/29/08

Plea of guilty to both charges. Sentenced to 7 days in jail with credit for time served.

Davis, Lakeshia Lashell

CR-06-2751

CR-07-2606

CR-08-2591

CR-08-2592

08/21/08

08/22/08

Plea of not guilty. Cases set for trial on 10/02/08.

Diamond, Curtis

CR-08-734

CR-08-735

CR-08-1803

CR-08-2746

CR-08-2765

CR-08-2766

08/20/08

 

Plea of not guilty. Case continued on 08/29/08 to 09/11/08 for trial.

Hicks, George

CR-08-762

CR-08-1076

     

Johnson, Cornell

CR-08-2884

08/06/08

Plea of not guilty. Set for 9/11/08.

Pryor, Leandrew

CR-08-1133

08/12/08

 

Plea of not guilty. Set for trial on 9/11/08.

Williams, Freda

TR-08-273

CR-08-836

CR-08-925

CR-08-2951

CR-08-395

CR-08-1941

CR-07-3580

CR-07-3579

CR-07-2607

CR-06-3006

CR-06-2589

 

 

08/17/08

 

Plea of guilty to CR-08-2951. Ordered to pay fines+cost. Plea of guilty to TR-08-273. Scheduled for sentencing on 9/11/08.

Plea of not guilty to remaining charges. Trial date set for 9/11/08.

Wilson, Johnny

JV-08-1

JV-08-2

CR-08-230

CR-08-231

 

08/29/08

Served with warrants while incarcerated on felony charges. Plea of guilty. 

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------


 
FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES
:
Thurs., Sept. 11, 2008 (9:00 a.m.) Bench Trials on Traffic Violations
Thurs., Sept. 11, 2008 (1:30 p.m.) Bench Trials on Criminal Actions
Fri., Sept. 12, 2008 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment
Thurs., Sept. 18 and Fri., Sept. 19, 2008 - No court (City Attorney out attending meetings)
Thurs., Sept. 25 and Fri., Sept. 26, 2008 - No court (District Court Judge's meeting)\
Fri., Nov. 21, 2008 - No court. (District Court Clerk's meeting - Eureka Springs, AR)
Thurs., Nov. 27 and Fri., Nov. 28,2008 - No court (Thanksgiving Holiday)
 
 
FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:
! Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on Fri., Sept. 5, 2008 (Plea Day) until completed.
! Process civil and small claims actions as they are received.
! Input new citations and criminal actions as they are received from the Records Department into database in preparation for court.
! Prepare pending actions for trial.
 
STAFF CONCERNS/ISSUES
:
! Server for the court database system.


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From: trece williams <trece514@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 07:07:17 -0700 (PDT)
To: andrew bagley<abagley75@gmail.com>; <bmondy@sbcglobal.net>; James F. Valley<mayorjfvalley@gmail.com>; <jriley2002@cox.net>; <Penny.Franklin@islecorp.com>; <pierre.evans@pepsiamericas.com>; <rboyd6648@aol.com>; reporter<reporter@helena-arkansas.com>
Subject: Annual Ice Cream Social

More than 200 youngster were served helpings of ice cream, and some won gifts, such as Microwaves, CD players and more.

Trece Shepherd Williams of the Arkansas Street Neighborhood Watch Program

Would like to thank the following individuals and agency for their support.  

State Rep. Clark Hall

Mayor James f. Valley

Dr. Robert Boyd

Ben Steinberg

Edward Buddy Carter

Eugene Red Johnson

Oshea  Burrell

Fielder and Scott of HWH Police Dept.

Yarnell Ice Cream

Pepsi cola

Isle of Capri

FoodGiant

Michelle Page of Daily World

KJIW

JWHIZ OUR LOCAL Rapper, Attorney at Law, and CEO of Greenprint Recording Studio

Jeanette Montgomery

Pearl Walker

CC Dixon

Ethel Wade

Andrew Garner

BJ Hall,

Rev.Gene Williams

 

 

The driving idea behind the annual ice cream social is "Building a Stronger Community" and at the same time a way to celebrate each year on the first Saturday in September, our successful implementation of the Neighborhood Watch Program here on Arkansas Street. We also want to encourage new and returning youths to stay in school. Those students that are out, we encourage them to get his/her GED. We recognize their value to the neighborhood and community as future leaders and good neighbors.

Michelle, it's a way to better get to know your neighbor, to get together and discuss concerns about crime in the area.

Ice cream is appealing to all ages from kids to adults, and this event makes for great family fun as well...and it's free!!  So bring your chairs, bowls, and spoons.

 Eat here or take with you.

 

Trece Shepherd Williams
Councilor
Helena West Helena, AR
870-338-8643
870-816-5480