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gauche \GOHSH\, adjective:

Lacking social polish; tactless; awkward; clumsy.

He was largely exempted from the formal socializing he said he found so hard to manage, flustered and gauche in polite company as he had always been.
-- John Sturrock, "Well on the Way to Paranoia", New York Times, July 28, 1991
He was by nature intellectual, shy, even gauche and he always believed he lacked the common touch.
-- "Editor whose legacy was diversity", Irish Times, October 9, 1999
The audience's performance was altogether more gauche, with scores of people in the stalls constantly turning round to gawp at Mick Jagger seated ten rows back.
-- Noreen Taylor, "How was it for him?", Times (London), August 3, 2000

Gauche is from the French for left, awkward.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR (7/13/09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of July 3 – July 9, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    July 13, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

Fri., July 3, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    No Court. Independence Day/July 4th Holiday

July 6 - 9, 2009 - 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., July 9, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 107

Thurs., July 9, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled - 85


 

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of July 2 – 9, 2009


 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

G

29

5

10

44

NG

 

1

 

1

NP

48

 

8

56

WR

1

  

1

TOTAL

78

6

18

102


 

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena - OLD

Finding 

Criminal 

Traffic 

Total 

G 

2

1

3

TOTAL 

2

1

3 


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

G

2

2

2

6

NG

1

 

2

3

NP

6

  

6

TOTAL

9

2

4

15


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

G

33

7

13

53

NG

1

1

2

4

NP

54

 

8

62

WR

1

  

1

TOTAL

89

8

23

120


 

KEY:

G – Guilty            NP – Nolle Prosequi

NG – Not Guilty        WR – Warrant Recalled

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Jail Roster

(July 2 – 9, 2009)


 

Defendant

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Anderson, Denise

JV-09-40

CR-09-2001

07/01/09

07/02/09

Plea of guilty to both charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $585.00.

Carter, Kevin

CR-09-1235

CR-09-2002

06/24/09

 

(Correction) Plea of not guilty. Trial set 07/30/09. Bond set.

Davis, Will

CR-09-2708

CR-09-2709

07/02/09

07/09/09

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 07/16/09.

Eaton, Kenneth

CR-08-4410

CR-09-752

CR-09-1954

CR-09-1955

06/20/09

07/09/09

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 07/02/09. Continued until 07/09/09.


 

Plea of guilty to all charges at trial on 07/09/09. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $410.00 and sentenced to 1 year probation.

Fulcher, Wayne

CR-09-2676

CR-09-2677

CR-09-2678

CR-09-2679

07/08/09

07/09/09

Arranged bond and was released.

Smith, Michael W.

TR-09-92

CR-09-286

CR-09-2286

CR-09-2287

07/01/09

07/02/09

Plea of guilty to CR-09-2287 and ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $205. Remaining charges were nolle prosequi.

Swopes, Edward G. Jr.

CR-09-382

CR-09-2428

CR-09-2429

CR-09-2430

CR-09-2431

06/18/09

 

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 07/09/09. No Contact Order entered.


 

On 07/09/09, cases continued to 07/16/09.


 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., July 10, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., July 15, 2009 – Civil & Small Claims Trials

• Thurs., July 16, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., July 16, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., July 17, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., July 23, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., July 23, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., July 24, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., July 30, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., July 30, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., July 31, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•    Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on July 9, 2009 (Bench Trial) 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:

•    Training for dispatch personnel on use of Virtual Justice (court software).

•    Anti-virus protection for computers.


 

    

Street Dept Report 7/13/09

                        STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT – 7/13/09

 

Department: Street Department

 

Date: July 2-9, 2009

 

Prepared by Oscar Hoskins and Earnest Womack

 

Specific Weekly Activities:

 

Mechanic:

7/2

Worked on oil leak Sanitation unit 21

Ordered blades for John Deere finishing mower

7/6

Serviced mosquito rig truck

Replaced light on Sanitation unit 26

Serviced white Suburban-band ground connection

Installed battery and cable ends and replaced brakes and rotors Police unit 11

Changed oil Street unit 13 truck

Took tire off F150 to Coleman Automotive

Picked up Sanitation unit 21 from Mobile One

Worked in ditch on Ladino and Baringo

7/7

Replaced belt on Kubota tractor

Sharpened blades on John Deere 2350

Sharpened blades on John Deere side cutter

Remounted exhaust pipe on Sanitation unit 28

Charged battery Ford F250 mosquito rig

Replaced tire rod ends Police unit 4

7/8

Replaced battery Street unit 107

Replaced pin Sanitation unit 105

Worked on rear axle Police unit 11

Replaced battery on fork lift

Filled mosquito rig with chemicals

Replaced pin in Street unit 107

7/9

Working on rear axle bearing Police unit 11

Replaced blades John Deere 810 tractor

Assisted East side Water Dept clearing field at Hanks Lane for pipe repair

Checked Police K-9 unit-not shifting properly

 

Potholes:

300 block No 10th-1

Anderson & 9th St-2

100 block So 7th-1

Plaza at Mississippi-6

500 block Walnut-1

200 block Joe Brady-4

7th & Garland-3

 

Animal control:

Removed numerous dead animals from streets

Picked up six dead animals from vet

 

Other activities:

Continuous removal of debris throughout city designated trash routes

Litter pick up at primary routes of City:

            Rightor St

Walnut St.

            Cherry St.

            Porter St.

            Perry St.

            Elm St.

Franklin St.

            Oakland Ave.

            Quarles Lane

            Plaza St

Phillips St

 

7/2

Hauled 3 loads of dirt to Gary & Panama

Continuous removal of debris from designated sanitation routes

Mosquito control spraying on designated sanitation route

Sprayed Cherry Street Pavilion

7/3

Mosquito control spraying designated Sanitation route

Sprayed Cherry St Pavilion

7/6

Cleaned drain pipe at Ladino and Baringo-assisted by Fire Dept

Finished leveling path for pipe at Ladino and Baringo

Cut weeds, mowed and picked up paper North and South Ridge

Cut median on Oakland at Firestone

Mowed West side center green and Fireman's Memorial

7/7

Fitted pipes together and added dirt to stabilize corner of Ladino at Baringo

Worked on Old Little Rock Rd at Oak Grove Cemetery

Cut and sprayed shoulder on West Street

Cut and Mowed:

            East center green

            4 lots intersecting Oakland, Porter, and Perry

            1 lot Poplar and Porter

            Hickory Hill

            Lot on Oakland near Cable Co

            Lot at Panama and Coanza

            Shoulders on Baringo, So Coanza, Washington, and Alabama St

           

7/8

Mowed and Cut:

            Weed eat and sprayed lot at Pecan and Miller

            Lot on corner of Baldwin and Coanza

            McDonough & Pecan

            Jane St

            3 lots at Ladino and Coanza

            5 lots Panama Rd

            Trimmed several areas-trees and bushes on East side

7/9

Set up tent at Court House for Farmers Market opening 7/10

Cut and mowed:

            1 lot Kelly St

            Ditch on Old Little Rock Rd Park

            2 lots Pecan and Jefferson

            Terry St-1 lot

            Shoulders on Lambert Dr

            Helena Bridge

            Fish Market

            East side shop area

            River Park picnic area

            No & So ridge

            Sprayed Quarles Ln

            Christopher Homes Rd

            Walker & Ohio levee

            Lot across from Pettis Memorial CME

 

Follow Up Activities:

Sidewalk-100 block Coanza

 

Staff Concerns/Issues:

Suspended 2 part-time workers for fighting

Gas pump-East side out of service

Hot schedule to begin week of 7/13

 

 

STREET DEPARTMENT GASOLINE LOG

 

 

 

 

Week of 7/2-9/09

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE

UNIT #

$ Amount

RECEIVER

7/2/2009

30

$80.25

R Butler

7/7/2009

9

$52.54

O Hoskins

7/8/2009

30

$48.19

R Butler

7/9/2009

103

$84.67

R Smith

7/9/2009

13

$50.32

J Lemaire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL GALLONS

$315.97