Saturday, August 22, 2009

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Word of the Day for Saturday, August 22, 2009

vet \VET\, transitive verb:

1. To provide veterinary care for (an animal).
2. To provide (a person) with medical care.
3. To examine carefully; to subject to thorough appraisal; to evaluate.
4. To practice as a veterinarian.

She was the right age (in her fifties), and her personal background had been vetted during the Senate confirmation hearings.
-- Eleanor Clift and Tom Brazaitis, Madam President
The "Stasi files law," as it is popularly known, also made it possible to vet parliamentarians for Stasi connections.
-- John O. Koehler, Stasi: The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police
Unlike, say, Bob Rubin (the Wall Street investment banker and incoming head of the National Economic Council), who probably needed half a law firm to vet his portfolio, I had no stocks or bonds.
-- George Stephanopoulos, All Too Human

Vet is short for veterinary or veterinarian, which comes from Latin veterinarius, "of or belonging to beasts of burden and draught," from veterinus, "of draught, of beasts of burden." The earlier sense was "to submit to examination or treatment by a veterinary surgeon," hence "to subject to thorough appraisal."

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Fw: [N. Andrew Bagley's Blog] T-Birds and MA Open Private School SeasonWith Wins

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From: andrew bagley
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 21:02:17 -0700 (PDT)
To: <mayorjfvalley@gmail.com>
Subject: [N. Andrew Bagley's Blog] T-Birds and MA Open Private School Season With Wins

Desoto and Marvell Academy are 1-0 after big wins in Week 1 of the MPSA season. MA beat West Memphis Christian 33-8. Desoto beat Strider 53-6.
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Posted By andrew bagley to N. Andrew Bagley's Blog at 8/21/2009 06:00:00 PM

District Court Weekly DHR (8/24/09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of August 14 - 20, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    August 24, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

August 14 - 20, 2009 - Processed civil and small claims actions as received; input traffic violations and criminal actions into court database in preparation for arraignment; prepared scheduled traffic violations and criminal actions for bench trial; processed warrants of arrest issued by the court; and reported dispositions to Arkansas Driver Control.

Fri., August 14, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 321

Wed., August 19, 2009 – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trial

    Total number of cases scheduled – 9 civil cases; and 1 small claims action

Thurs., August 20, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 91

Thurs., August 20, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled – 66

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of August 13 – 20, 2009

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

BF

5

 

10

15

DM

19

 

15

34

G

95

5

52

152

NG

3

2

 

5

NP

2

 

3

5

PRB

3

 

2

5

TF

52

 

3

55

WQ

1

  

1

TOTAL

180

7

85

272


 

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena-OLD

Finding

Criminal

Total

NP

1

1

TOTAL

1

1


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

1

1

12

14

DM

1

1

 

2

G

3

 

6

9

NG

1

  

1

NP

3

 

1

4

PRB

  

1

1

TOTAL

9

2

20

31


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

6

 

1

22

29

DM

20

 

1

15

36

G

98

5

 

58

161

NG

4

2

  

6

NP

6

  

4

10

PRB

3

  

3

6

TF

52

  

3

55

WQ

1

   

1

TOTAL

190

7

2

105

304


 

KEY:

BF – Bond Forfeit        NP – Nolle Prosequi

DM – Dismissed        PRB – Probation

G – Guilty            TF – Transfer

NG – Not Guilty        WQ – Warrant Recalled

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Jail Roster

(August 14 - 20, 2009)


 

Defendant 

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Booth, Joe

CR-09-3303

CR-09-3302

CR-09-3301

08/08/09

08/14/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $175.00; sentenced to 7 days in jail with credit for 7 days in jail; and ordered to stay away from Delta Express.

Johnson, Keynon

CR-09-3316

CR-09-3317

CR-09-3318

CR-09-3319

08/05/09

08/20/09

Plea of not guilty on 08/14/09; attorney appointed; and set for trial on 08/20/09.


 

On 08/20/09, plea of guilty to all charges. Sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for 16 served. Also sentenced to 9 months supervised probation.

Norvell, Jerome

CR-09-3305

CR-09-3306

CR-09-3307

08/12/09

08/14/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $350.00 and sentenced to 3 days in jail with credit for time served.

Pillow, Hythonio

CR-03-1689

CR-03-1690

CR-03-1991

CR-03-1992

CR-09-3307

CR-09-3308

08/12/09

08/14/09

Plea of not guilty to all charges. Set for trial on 09/17/09. Bond set at $600.

Stewart, Geremy M.

CR-09-3298

CR-09-3299

08/15/09

08/20/09

Plea of guilty to both charges. Sentenced to 17 days in jail with credit for 17 days served. Also sentenced to 3 months supervised probation.

    


 

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., August 21, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Sat., August 22, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Employee Appreciation Day

• Thurs., August 27, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., August 27, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., August 28, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., September 2, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearing/Trials

• Thurs., September 3, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., September 3, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., September 4, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment (Close at noon)

• Mon., September 7, 2009 – Office Closed. (Labor Day holiday)

• Thurs., September 10, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., September 10, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., September 11, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., September 16, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearing/Trials

• Thurs., September 17, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., September 17, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., September 18, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., September 24, 2009 – District Judges' Meeting (Eureka Springs) - NO COURT

• Fri., September 25, 2009 – District Judges' Meeting (Eureka Springs) – NO COURT


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•    Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on August 21, 2009 (Plea/Arraignment) until completed.

•    Process warrants of arrest as directed by the court.

•    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.

•    Prepare abstract of the court's disposition of all cases for Arkansas Driver Control.


 

STAFF CONCERNS/ISSUES:

•    Complete installation and set up of court server.

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

•    Anti-virus protection for computers.     

Street Department Report 8/24/09

                        STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT – 8/24/09

 

Department: Street Department

 

Date: August 14-20, 2009

 

Prepared by Oscar Hoskins and Earnest Womack

 

Specific Weekly Activities:

 

Mechanic:

8/14

Tightened bolts on John Deere 2350

Repaired window on Sanitation unit 26

Checked brakes on Sanitation unit 21

Cleaning shop

8/17

Replaced bolt in John Deere bush hog (Brown's Rental)

Escorted track hoe to Pontotoc St for demolition

Replaced ignition switch in Ford F150 mosquito rig

Assisted with back hoe work at Rifle Range

Removed Police unit 12 from fence row to shop for fuel pump repair

8/18

Advance Automotive technician checked on installation of lift in mechanic shop

Replaced PTO switch on Street unit 107

Replaced bolt in PTO pump in blue & white dump truck

Replaced 2 belts in Sanitation unit 29

Replaced air governor on Sanitation unit 30

Replaced cooling reservoir on Sanitation unit 27

Replaced two hoses on Street105 on boom at Landfill

8/19

Removed two bar lights off Police units on shop lot

Removed two cages from old Police unit

Replaced rear end seal in Street unit 106

Removed 2 Police cars from shop yard

Assisted with Dozer work on Coanza St

Chris Stanley repaired hopper light on Sanitation unit 27 (Chad called out)

8/20

Replaced hose and air filter on Street unit 105

Ordered air filter for Street unit 106

Checked hopper light on Sanitation unit 26

Fixed wiper on Auto car

Worked on Auto car

 

Potholes:

600 block Adams Hill-4

100 block Park-1

300 block 7th St-2

200 block St Andrews-2

100 block Bruce-6

 

Animal control:

Picked up numerous dead animals from street

Picked up 1 animal from vet

Removed dead animal from 10th St Park tied to picnic table

Removed dead animal from yard on Bart St

 

Other activities:

Continuous removal of debris throughout city designated trash routes

Litter pick up at primary routes of City:

            Rightor St

Walnut St.30

            Cherry St.

            Porter St.

            Perry St.

            Elm St.

Franklin St.

            Oakland Ave.

            Quarles Lane

            Plaza St

Phillips St

8/14

Straightened sign at Phillips and Poplar

Straightened twisted pole at Stringtown Rd and Sunset Terrace

Cut, mowed and sprayed:

Miller School-sprayed both sides of ditch

Rear of Bistro

6th & Plaza

East Garland, Cedar and Beechwood-cut limbs and around stop sign

8/17

Removed target stands, trimmed several trees and cleared walkways with back hoe at rifle range

Removed cabinets at East Side City Hall for carpet work

Cut & mowed:

Ditch at corner of Cleburne & Baringo

West side center greens

Firefighters Memorial

Edgewood Circle

Welcome sign at Hwy 49

Weed eat RR track behind HNB

South St

Oak St

Elm St

So. Washington St

Cut and trimmed alley behind Greater First Baptist Church

8/18

Held staff meeting to establish procedures for cutting alleys, ditches, and tall grass

Started drainage project at 248 No 8th St

Mowed & cut:

Two alleys between 200 block of Sam St & Coanza

Alley between 7th and 8th St behind PG&T Church

Cut back limb at Sam & Park

Removed tree limb out of street at Columbia & McDonough

Park & Baringo

Anderson St

River Park

School Rd

Continued moving furniture at City Hall

Charlie Mills replaced fan in street light control box at MJH & Hwy 49

8/19

Cleared culverts at 200 block No 6th-assisted by Fire Dept

Replaced street signs at Madison-3, Holly-1, Monroe-2

Cut & mowed:

Weed eat short RR track behind HNB

Removed debris from 200 block Jane St

River Park

Pecan & Jefferson

Walker & Cherry

Started on Newman Dr

Lot # 20

Removed vines from fence row at shop yard and weed eat

8/20

Cut & mowed:

Weed eat Levee Walk

Red Bud Cove & Holiday Hill entrance

Weed eat and sprayed Park and 1st St

Weed eat and sprayed Franklin & Rightor near AT&T building

Parkdale & Park

Oak & Aaron

Cut ditch at West St & Chicago St

Shop yard

Newman Dr

Russell St

Moved CID from East to West City Hall

Cleared Persimmons Alley behind old Nu-way Cleaners

Finished clearing lot at 200 block Jane St

Straightened twisted sign at Cherry and Jefferson

Replaces street signs-Jefferson at Perry and Cherry at Walnut

Filled hole in alley at 100 block between College & Poplar

Pulled pole signs at Perry at Columbia and Porter at Columbia

 

Follow Up Activities:

Sidewalk-100 block Coanza

127 Valley Dr

Hackberry overgrowth

Culvert repair-248 No 8th St

Cleaned curbing in North Helena

Fence repair at Ohio St Shop yard

Cut ditches between Sam and Ashlar

Miller Loop-One Call

Repair culvert at intersection of Valley Dr & Oakland

Repair loop at Oakland and Valley Dr, Hwy 242 and Hwy 49, Hwy 49 & Hwy 49B

 

Staff Concerns/Issues:

 

 

STREET DEPARTMENT GASOLINE LOG

 

 

 

 

August 14-20, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE

UNIT #

GALLONS

RECEIVER

8/15/2009

12

20

C Allen

8/17/2009

19

27.1

R Williams

8/17/2009

Zero Turn

15.7

E Butler

8/18/2009

9

21

O Hoskins

8/18/2009

13

17

L Driver

8/19/2009

Yukon

14

D Flowers

8/19/2009

Tundra

23

Mayor Valley

8/19/2009

Box truck

26.7

M Holbrook

8/18/2009

103

18

R Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL GALLONS

182.5