Saturday, September 26, 2009

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Word of the Day for Saturday, September 26, 2009

traduce \truh-DOOS; -DYOOS\, transitive verb:

To expose to contempt or shame by means of false statements or misrepresentation; to represent as blamable; to vilify.

Sir Edward rang twice to stress that he had no business relationship with the family other than his consultancy, but also to vouch for the fact that they were "splendid people" who should not be traduced.
-- Ian Jack, "Generous spirits, secretive souls", Independent, October 17, 1998
I sometimes wonder whether those who traduce today's television have any conception just how much is on offer to the growing number of us with multi-channel television.
-- Peter Bazalgette, "Golden Age? This is it", The Guardian, November 19, 2001
The only problem is that his corrective arguments tend to traduce rationalism as the exclusive preserve of wild-eyed eggheads who only ever spin webs of marvelously useless deduction.
-- Steven Poole, "Et cetera", The Guardian, June 30, 2001

Traduce derives from Latin traducere, "to lead across, to lead along, to display, to expose to ridicule," from trans-, "across, over" + ducere, "to lead."

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Street Dept report 9/28/09

                         STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT – 9/28/09

 

Department: Street Department

 

Date: September 18-24, 2009

 

Prepared by Oscar Hoskins and Earnest Womack

 

Specific Weekly Activities:

 

Mechanic:

9/18

Repaired arm sensor on Sanitation unit 27

Tightened hydraulic hose on Knuckle boom unit 105

Replaced coils in black CID unit

9/21

Replaced tailgate pin and bent tailgate flap on red and white dump truck

Serviced box shop truck (needs fuel pump)

9/22

Replaced fuel pump on Dodge box shop truck

Worked on arm of Sanitation unit 25

Assisted with tree removal on DeSoto St

Replaced hose on Knuckle boom unit 105

9/23

Repaired arm on Sanitation unit 25

Replaced front brakes and rotors on Fire Chief's F150

Replaced spark plugs, wires, distributor cap, and rotors in Dodge box shop truck

Replaced hydraulic line on Sanitation unit 26 (picked up from Scruggs)

9/24

Replaced hydraulic line on Sanitation unit 26 (Womack manufactured new line)

Removed and replaced radiator on P&R red GMC

Tightened wires on arm of Sanitation unit 27

Worked on Police unit 15 (running hot)

Worked on Sanitation unit 25 (needs air valve)

Replaced seal on Knuckle boom unit 107

 

Potholes:

Beechwood east-1

800 block Walker-1

800 block Poplar-5

900 block Poplar-1

1000 block Poplar-1

900 block McDonough-1

Center St behind TIC-1

 

Animal control:

Picked up numerous dead animals from street

Picked up 3 animal from vet

Checked on pack of dogs at CHS and Beechcrest Elem

 

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

 

9/21

Womack met with Water Dept on Valley Dr (Admin Bldg) to locate man-hole

Welded storm drain on Valley Dr (Admin Bldg)

Ran sweeper on Cherry St, Walnut St, and Plaza St

Cut and mowed:

Rifle range

Helena Bridge approach

Median at Biscoe & Old Little Rock Rd

Market Place

River park bench area

East side shop

Ditch at First & Cleburne

Ditch at 10th & Garland

Second St

Third St

Center St

Denise Dr

Miller Loop

1 lot at 621 Sioux St

9/22

Checked ditch on Center St for drainage repair

Cut up tree hanging across road on Ebony St

Cut and removed leaning tree on DeSoto St

Street Dept DL checks at Revenue Office complete

Cut and mowed:

Walker hill

First St east side

College & McDonough

No Summit

Beechwood east

Wooddale

Lot #11 Poplar & Porter

College hill

So Beech

Caney Creek

9/23

Womack repaired pressure washer

Turned in Street Dept DL checks to HR

Womack to Scruggs to replace line on Sanitation unit 26

Contacted Ken Weiland about 127 Valley Dr

Cut and mowed:

Panama Rd-4 lots

South Helena on Pecan

Corner lots at Oakland, Porter and Perry

Shoulders:

Lucy St

Gordon

Rembrandt

9/24

Womack remanufactured line for Sanitation unit 26

Contacted Advance Equipment concerning installation of lifts

Cut and mowed:

Entrance to Red Bud Cove & Holiday Hills

Mowed No & So Ridge

Mowed on So Pecan

Welcome sign at El Canaveral

West center greens

 

Follow Up Activities:

Sidewalk-100 block Coanza (contacted D Jones)

127 Valley Dr

Hackberry overgrowth

Cleaned curbing in North Helena

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:

O Hoskins & V Jordan attended ARC in Eureka Springs

 

STREET DEPARTMENT GASOLINE LOG

 

 

 

 

September 18-24, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

DATE

UNIT #

GALLONS

RECEIVER

9/18/2009

30

18.9

E Butler

9/19/2009

9

22.9

O Hoskins

9/21/2009

Mosquito rig

6.8

C Allen

9/21/2009

804

41

M Ross

9/23/2009

White Suburban

22.1

Mayor Valley

9/23/2009

103

15

R Smith

9/23/2009

30

13

E Butler

9/23/2009

13

18

L Driver

9/23/2009

1

23

E Womack

9/24/2009

Zero Turn

7.2

E Butler

9/24/2009

30

21.5

E Butler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL GALLONS

209.4

 

 

 

 

 

 


HWHPD OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS REPORT (DHR) 09-28-09

PREPARED BY: IMG_0132.JPG

CID COMMANDER, SGT. R. COVINGTON SR.

DATE: September 25, 2009 Month of September 18- September 24, 2009

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______________________________________________________________________

CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY

Investigators are currently investigating the Breaking and Entering of several vehicles located at The Pines Apartments. There are no suspects at this time and this case is currently being investigated.

Investigators are currently investigating the charge of Theft of Property committed against Helena- West Helena resident. There is one suspect at this time and this case is currently under investigation.

______________________________________________________________

CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS

Investigators are currently investigating 1 alleged Battery 1st Degree, after Khaydia Smith reported to police that she was stabbed by the accused Sandra Foreman, who was arrested and charged and has currently been released on bond. Updated and transferred to the prosecutor for trial.

Investigators are currently investigating 1 alleged Aggravated Assault on a family Member. There has been one arrest made in this case.

Investigators investigated 1 alleged Rape involving suspect Jason Roberts. There was an arrest made on Roberts and this case has been turned over for prosecution.

Investigators have made an arrest in the Tyronza Smith homicide and that individual Lakeisha Davis is awaiting bond in the Phillips County Jail.

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NARCOTICS CRIMES

Investigators are currently investigating the charge of Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana and Possession w/ Intent & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. There was one arrest made and this case has been turned over to the prosecuting attorney for trial.

_________________________________________________________________________________

MISC. FELONIOUS CRIME

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FUTURE ACTIVITIES:

Off- site recording for The Office of Investigations

Networking for East and West Precincts

FUEL:

Criminal Investigation Division fuel Purchased for the week of September 18- 24, 2009

Investigator

Date

Gallons

Fuel Usage Cost

Roy Covington Sr.

09/24/2009

21.1 Gal. @ $2.37

$48.54

Dennis Cox

Not

Reported

This Week

Michael Thomas

09/18/2009

09/23/2009

15.5 Gal. @ $2.37

15.9 Gal. @ $2.37

$37.00

$38.00

Chanta Mansfield

09/23/2009

11.4 Gal. @ $2.37

$29.35

Tommy Bivens

09/21/2009

14.5 Gal. @ $2.37

$34.50

TOTAL

78.4 gallons

$187.39

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