Westly and Angelides attend church, stump for votes in tight race

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Later he appeared at a rally in San Francisco with California’s two U.S. senators, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, who urged Democrats to ignore the attack ads on television. “It’s so hard out there because the negative spots depress turnout,” Feinstein said. Secretary of State Bruce McPherson predicted Friday that just 38 percent of registered voters would cast ballots on Tuesday. Even those who intend to vote are holding their noses. A quarter have told pollsters they have yet to make up their minds, the highest percentage this late in an election in six decades of polling, according to Mark Baldassare of the Field Poll. “I caught the drift of it early on and I said, Oh, jeez, keep me out of this,’ “ said Billy Mernit, a writer in his 50s from Venice, expressing dismay at the nasty television ads. He said he plans to vote, but thinks the Democrats’ infighting has only helped Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who will face the Democratic winner in November. Unions endorsing Angelides say they are going to turn out the vote, but likely won’t match the enthusiasm of last year’s special election when unions turned out enough angry voters to defeat every ballot initiative backed by Schwarzenegger. Barbara Kerr, the head of the California Teachers Association, said her 335,000 members would be working for Angelides, whom they support because he has promised to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy to fund education. “This is an important election for us,” she said. “We really believe Phil is our candidate.” Westly, who has little union get-out-the-vote muscle behind his campaign, put out close to two million automated phone calls urging voters to go online and watch a short video of him speaking. In the final days of the race, both candidates have spent money on ads that burnish their own images without running down their opponents. Westly put up a new spot on Sunday touting his campaign and replacing his hit against Angelides for supposedly dumping dredged spoils into Lake Tahoe. Westly has never proved Angelides knew it was happening. Angelides is running his honor roll of endorsements from high-ranking Democrats, interest groups and the state party. But that was not enough to sway Deborah Lee, 48, a financial adviser from Sherman Oaks. She laughed at an earlier ad from Angelides blaming Westly for going negative first and then going on the attack himself. “If you don’t want to do it, don’t do it,” she said. “I don’t know whether to believe any of them.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES The Democratic candidates for governor went to church on Sunday and prayed for victory, as well they might in a race that is neck-and-neck heading into Tuesday’s primary. Steve Westly, who made his fortune at eBay, and Phil Angelides, a wealthy former developer, have been battering each other with nasty television ads for several weeks. Analysts say voters may respond to the negativity campaign by not voting. Westly, the state controller, appeared with Rep. Diane Watson, D-Los Angeles, at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, which he joined three months ago. He used his moment at the pulpit to quote the bible and urge people to the polls. Angelides, the state treasurer, attended morning services at Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco with Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland.last_img read more

Lawyer wants Night Stalker freed

first_imgIn the mid-1980s, Richard Ramirez haunted Angelenos during a diabolical summer killing spree whose ruthless consistency earned him the nickname “The Night Stalker.” Tuesday, Ramirez’s appellate attorney argued before the state Supreme Court that her client’s trial attorneys were incompetent and his convictions for 13 murders should be tossed out. A state attorney countered that the evidence was solid enough to prove Ramirez was indeed one of L.A.’s most prolific serial killers and should remain on Death Row. “Mr. Ramirez was represented for four years by two lawyers who the court acknowledges were unqualified,” Geraldine S. Russell told the seven justices. “This was a case of the blind leading the blind.” The Supreme Court justices, who have 90 days to make a decision, attacked Russell’s argument. “What is it we were supposed to do here? Say, `Mr. Ramirez, you picked two doofuses as attorneys and you have no right to keep them?”‘ asked Justice Carol A. Corrigan. Ramirez was caught in August 1985 by a group of angry East Los Angeles residents who tackled him. He hired Arturo and Daniel Hernandez, who are not related. The two had five years of experience combined in practicing law and had never handled a capital case. The court advised Ramirez to hire qualified attorneys or to request public counsel. He declined. “The court had a duty to step in and take care of the situation,” Russell told the justices. Eventually the trial court appointed an accomplished attorney, Ray G. Clark, to assist the Hernandezes. But he had to work with the case the Hernandezes had already built, Russell said. Arturo Hernandez, who still practices in San Jose, could not be reached for comment. Daniel Hernandez died in 2003. Margaret E. Maxwell, supervising deputy attorney general, said the trial court made sure Ramirez knew of his attorneys’ deficiencies. “Mr. Ramirez made his choice,” Maxwell said. “And that should be the end of it.” brad.greenberg@dailynews.com (818) 713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Ramirez, who is 46 and on Death Row at San Quentin State Prison, was not in the high court’s chambers at the Ronald Reagan State Office Building in downtown Los Angeles to hear the arguments. The appeal was filed automatically on his behalf. The random nature of Ramirez’s rampage, which began with an isolated Glassell Park murder in June 1984 and resumed the following March in Rosemead, terrorized Southlanders. Typically, he targeted houses where he could slip through an unlocked window. After he struck in communities including Glendale, Sun Valley and Northridge, Sheriff Sherman Block put Los Angeles County residents on notice to bolt windows shut, whether or not their homes were air-conditioned. A self-proclaimed Satan worshipper, Ramirez was zealously gruesome. He gouged out the eyes of one of his victims and kept them as a souvenir. last_img

Arsenal fixtures: ‘Fitting we’ll become champions at Chapman’s other club’

first_imgArsenal fans have been discussing what may be in store for the 2017/18 Premier League campaign.The fixtures for the new season have been announced, with the Gunners hosting Leicester City on the opening day and finishing away at Huddersfield Town. READ MORE: Arsenal News: Revealed – every Premier League fixture for 2017-18 seasonDespite each team playing the same 38 matches, the game-by-game breakdown is always exciting as fans look for the big teams, derby day and what could be the crucial stage of the season.The new campaign kicks off on August 12 – but they will play Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley a week before – and, despite only adding left-back Sead Kolasinac to their squad, Arsene Wenger is expected to spend big in the summer.See what fans had to say to the fixture list below… The Herbert Chapman statue: The former manager worked wonders at Huddersfield before moving to Arsenal 1center_img READ MORE: Arsenal News: Revealed – every Premier League fixture for 2017-18 seasonlast_img read more

Farmer fined €2,500 for filling jeep with green diesel

first_imgCOURTS: A farmer who had illegal oil detected in his engine has been hit with a fine of €2,500. Matthew Gamble, of 19 Meadowhill, Raphoe appeared at Letterkenny District Court. Custom officials were carrying out detections on September 11th, 2015 at Carrickwest, Laghey – when they found illegal oil in the defendants Land Rover jeep.When quizzed by officials, Mr Gamble said, “A fella from Northern Ireland got a lend off it, and he must have filled her with green.“I didn’t know he did that, I would never have filled her with green, as it’s too big a chance to take driving about the road.”Solicitor for the defendant Patsy Gallagher said, “My client is a small farmer, and genuinely wasn’t aware that his friend had filled his jeep with illegal fuel.“However, he accepts full responsibility that the offence lies with him.”Judge Paul Kelly fined Mr Gamble €2,500 and gave him six months to pay.Farmer fined €2,500 for filling jeep with green diesel was last modified: October 6th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtsfinedFUELgreen dieselMatthew Gamblenewslast_img read more

Man charged with cultivating and selling cannabis

first_imgA Buncrana-based man has been charged with possession of cannabis for purpose of selling and the cultivation of cannabis plants.Przemyslaw Gorski (40), with an address given at 25 Elm Park, appeared before Buncrana District Court. Judge Paul Kelly heard that the accused had been arrested and charged with drug offences early that morning. He made no reply to his caution, the court heard.The accused is charged with possession of cannabis for purpose of selling, and the cultivation of cannabis plants at Elm Park on February 8, 2018.Superintendent Eugene McGovern told the court that the Director of Public Prosecution’s direction was to send the accused forward for trial on indictment.Remanding the accused on continuing bail in his own bond of €250, Judge Kelly adjourned the case to October 23 for service of the book of evidence.Man charged with cultivating and selling cannabis was last modified: October 4th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

24/7 TRIATHLON CLUB ANNOUNCE SUPER SUMMER EVENT

first_imgLetterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club is proud to announce that July 21st will be the date of this year’s triathlon in the beautiful surroundings of Gartan Lake.The race which is in its second year and sponsored by local American diner “STATESIDE” promises to be an excellent day of racing if last years standards are anything to go by, with athletes coming from all over the northwest to take part in both the individual and relay disciplines of the race. The triathlon itself consists of a 750m swim in Gartan Lake, a 20km out and back bike ride on the main Churchill to Letterkenny road and a 5km run along the beautiful banks and forest paths of Gartan Lake.The club would like to invite anyone who has an interest in taking part to enter on-line on www.triathlonireland.ie or see the club website www.letterkenny247.com for further details.The event is not only for the hardened competitor but also for anyone interested sport or exercise as the event is a great days fun and enjoyment for all that take part, and if you feel the individual race may be too much why not get a team together and take part in the relay event.Relay teams consist of three people with each completing one leg of the triathlon, with early bird prices available to all competitors it promises to be money well spent on an event that could be the beginning of a brand new hobby or past time, as triathlon is still for the third year on the trot Ireland’s fastest growing sport. DuathlonWell done also goes the 24/7’s Adam Speer who won the tri limits duathlon series at the weekend in Cookstown. The series itself consists of three races, with Adam finishing in 1st position in each race of the 8 week period. This is a great start to the season for Speer who will be hoping to carry this success into the triathlon national series which kicks off in the middle of May. Congratulations also goes to Colin Dean who finished 4th in the series and is hoping to pop his triathlon cherry in the summer months after working hard in the pool over the winter months.  24/7 TRIATHLON CLUB ANNOUNCE SUPER SUMMER EVENT was last modified: March 30th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:24/7 TRIATHLON CLUBlast_img read more

THE HOOPS REPORT: McGEADY RETURNING TO PARKHEAD, HOOPS ALSO GET BARCELONA AND BENFICA

first_imgFORMER HOOPS favourite Aiden McGeady will be heading back to Glasgow to face former club Celtic in the Champions League group stages.The clubs were drawn together in Group G today – alongside Spanish giants Barcelona and super Portuguese side Benfica.Celtic manager Neil Lennon however said he was delighted with the draw. “It is fantastic to be involved with the draw, very exciting and to be in a group with Barcelona – tough but real glamour games for the club – and the other two are huge clubs in their respective countries,” said Lenny.“We have familiar with all three clubs, we have recent history against all three of those teams. I remember under Gordon (Strachan) we played Barcelona and Benfica and we knocked out Moscow in a play-off.“It’s a tough, tough group but all the teams play football so it should be attractive to watch. Let’s not get carried away, let’s see what fixtures are coming up. We are in it, it is fantastic to be here and we are going to make the most of it and enjoy it.”Meanwhile Celtic want Alessandro del Piero to lead Celtic’s Champions League campaign. Del Piero has been released by the Serie A champions Juventus, but believes that he still has a season left at the highest level and doesn’t want to play for another Italian side, opening a glimmer of light for Lennon’s ambitious plan.Group A: FC Porto, Dynamo Kiev, PSG, Dinamo ZagrebGroup B: Arsenal, Schalke 04, Olympiacos, MontpellierGroup C: AC Milan, Zenit St Petersburg, Anderlecht, MalagaGroup D: Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund Group E: Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus, FC NordsjaellandGroup F: Bayern Munich, Valencia, Lille, BATE BorisovGroup G: Barcelona, Benfica, Spartak Moscow, CelticGroup H: Manchester United, Braga, Galatasaray, CFR Cluj THE HOOPS REPORT: McGEADY RETURNING TO PARKHEAD, HOOPS ALSO GET BARCELONA AND BENFICA was last modified: August 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:HOOPS ALSO GET BARCELONA AND BENFICATHE HOOPS REPORT: McGEADY RETURNING TO PARKHEADlast_img read more

DONEGAL SFC: FULL TIME FOUR MASTERS 0-11, ST MICHAEL’S 1-08 – EXTRA TIME BEING PLAYED

first_imgDONEGAL SFC: FULL TIME FOUR MASTERS 0-11, ST MICHAEL’S 1-08 – EXTRA TIME BEING PLAYEDThe sides have finished level in Ballybofey – two 10-minute extra time periods being played.  DONEGAL SFC: FULL TIME FOUR MASTERS 0-11, ST MICHAEL’S 1-08 – EXTRA TIME BEING PLAYED was last modified: October 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL SFC: FULL TIME FOUR MASTERS 0-11ST MICHAEL’S 0-08 – EXTRA TIME BEING PLAYEDlast_img read more

JIM DOHERTY ON TARGET FOR SPORTS STAR AWARD

first_imgJim Doherty the Newtowncunningham Clay Pigeon Shooter is to receive the ‘International Achievement’ award at next Friday night’s Donegal Sports Star function in the Mount Errigal Hotel (January 25th).And his 2012 successes have again put him in the frame to retain the county’s ‘Overall Sports Star Award’, which he won last January for his achievements in the previous yearWhile Doherty may not have attained the same level of success that earned him the ‘Overall Award’ for 2011 he still represented Ireland on three different teams at the World, European and Home International competitions in Wales last July. He ended Doherty as runner-up in the Home International category in an Irish team that he has been a member of every year since 1997.Despite all his success on the international stage in recent years he only won his first national title in March at Garbally in Tyrone, which clearly demonstrates the high standard of the sport in this country.Tickets for the Donegal Sports Star Awards on next Friday night, January 25th can now be booked by contacting the Mount Errigal Hotel on 9122700. Tickets are priced at 25 euro for adults and 15 euro for primary school pupils.For further information on the Donegal County Council sponsored event visit donegalsportsstarawards.ie. or follow us on Facebook at Donegalsports Starawards.  JIM DOHERTY ON TARGET FOR SPORTS STAR AWARD was last modified: January 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CLAY PIGEON SHOOTERJIm DohertySPORTS STAR AWARDlast_img read more

SCHOOLS SUCCESS FOR LOCAL ATHLETES

first_imgBy Patsy McGonagle: Well it was one of those special day the Irish schools athletics finals at Tullamore; the sun was shining, there were many many qualifiers from earlier Ulster qualification and the excitement and nature of the competition was always going to provide a serious test to the adequacy of Donegal athletics at this point.Well to get straight to the point it came in somewhere in the area of B + in terms of medals won ,diversity of disciplines engaged in and performance . The best day ever overall really so the curve is rising . The acheivers were by school St Columbas , Stranorlar, Blaithnaid Patton, triple jump gold 11. 27 having being earlier dissappointed with her high jump . Ian Brennan a bronze , pb in triple jump 12.93 how neat it would be if he could climb beyond 13m this season .,Jade Leeper discus bronze 33.06and Janine Boyle silver long 5-24m and beat simply on the dip in 100m as photofinish indicated it was that close . Brendan o Donnell ,St Eunans early in the day got the hammer out to 53m + to win easily and late afternoon was only centimetres off a discus gold 44m odd . Finn Valley College athlete Naoimh Mc Granaghan bronze in the javelin and Sommer Lecky a gold at 1.63 in the high for her school Strabane Academy ,she competes out off Fvac, and indeed jumped similar to 3rd in long but squeezed out on countback. Abbet Voc School had Kate Mc Gowan with a pb 400m hurdles 62.32 to win and for good measure her friend Kelly Mc Grory 3rd and they formed part of the senior girls relay bronze team add in a silver for Katie Hoad in the pole vault.Gairmscoil Cu Uladh Aaron Mc Glynn ran an absolute blinder a mature race to win impressively over 800m his time 2.0.78 just outside the schools record and i repeat just that record held by Galway man Paul O Donovan at 2.00.0 from way back in 1978 .The Kelly lads from the Royal and Prior first up Leaving Cert student John 17.27m in the shot an easy victory BUT he was chasing Victor Costello s outstanding record of 17.93m set 1990 and he fell short and such is the heights indeed distances he pushs towards he was disappointed then brother James in round 4 got out to 14.06 m in junior boys shot to edge the title a rare occurence two brothers in gold on Schools day.Finally from Killybegs V S Dylan Kearns stepped up to the mark with a 43m odd javelin to claim silver . A strong medal tally all round the influence of dedicated coaching in the clubs and the support of certain schools combined to bring this positive day to a conclusion . One can’t but remark on the none-engagement of many schools throughourt the area at Ulster schools level and therein possibly is the key to bringing that B+ to an A + in the years ahead as the sport continues to develop. Its interesting at this point in time to note Irish schools records held by Donegal school/club athletes . They are as follows noel Collins inter boys 1500 steeple 2007 4.18.30; Ruairi Finnegan ,3.55.22 1500m inter boys 2011; Abbey Voc School junior girls relay 50.34 2011 and Inter relay 2013 49.23 ;Mary Mc Loone ,Triple jump senior 11.73 in 2000;   SCHOOLS SUCCESS FOR LOCAL ATHLETES was last modified: June 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:athleticsdonegal schoolsTULLAMORElast_img read more