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26Jan/21

Kennedy lecture benefits ill SMC student

first_imgCaitlyn Jordan | The Observer Kennedy assassination enthusiast Jack Gordon discusses his theories on the shooting.He also said there were discrepancies with doctor reports, and that the consensus of doctors’ reports made at the hospital in Dallas were covered up. There were also people seen in the background of video footage from the procession who may have acted as signals for when the president was believed to be shot, Gordon said.“I think the president was hit in the throat first, and then shortly after the throat was then hit in the back causing his arms to go up. I’m not convinced that the back shot exited. … [Governor John] Connelly in my mind is hit twice, separately.”As for who shot the president, Gordon said, “For me, for 40 years, it’s been a triangle. Three corners to the triangle: Anti-Castro Cubans, Organized Crime, CIA. And inside the triangle, in bold print, Cuba. They all have motive to kill President Kennedy, and Cuba is the common denominator.”The event also hoped to mitigate the medical expenses of junior Jessica Richardson, who suffers from Bronchorrhea asthma, a rare respiratory disease. “I have known Jessica and her family for over ten years,” family friend Daniel Gaito said when he introduced Richardson to the crowd. “Considering how often Jessica has been in the hospital and how many times she has been in a doctor’s office, one would think she would pursue a course of study far from the medical community. “However, she is about to complete her junior year in the nursing program. Countless times, she has been a patient. For her career, she desires to administer to others. Even when she is receiving treatment, she is studying so that she may treat others.”According to Gaito, the money raised will go toward Richardson’s treatment and give her the opportunity to travel to and from National Jewish Hospital in Denver, Colorado, which specializes in rare asthma cases. “She does not want anyone to feel sorry for her,” Gaito said. “She does not complain about her condition. She feels blessed and acknowledges that there are many worse off. She does not seek pity. Instead, she desires your assistance. “I am asking you to make an investment in Jessica. Normally, investments are quantitative in nature. But sometimes, investments are qualitative. … You invest in people. Jessica is my most worthwhile investment. Keeping her healthy and on her nursing trajectory is critical for this community.”Tags: Jack Gordon, Jessica Richardson, JFK, JFK lecture, Kennedy assassination Kennedy assassination expert Jack Gordon discussed the unexamined side of the shooting at a Saint Mary’s benefit lecture entitled “The Kennedy Assassination — Separating Truth from Myth,” on Thursday.Gordon’s presentation focused on the circumstances and investigations surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He said he believes there is more to the shooting than is normally taught. Gordon said he thinks there was more than one person who shot Kennedy because there is “overwhelming evidence that gunshots came from two different directions.” He cited video clips and photographs taken during the procession in Dallas to show that there were multiple shots fired at the president. Gordon said he believes the president was hit three or four times, and that it is possible there were six or seven shots total fired at the car.last_img read more

13Aug/20

Tau stars as South Africa get vital victory

first_imgPercy TauSoweto, South Africa | AFP | Percy Tau starred for a much-changed and much-improved South Africa in a crucial 3-1 victory over Burkina Faso Saturday in a 2018 World Cup Africa zone qualifier in Soweto.The diminutive winger scored the first goal after 48 seconds, played a role in the second, and created the third with a cheeky back-heel at Soccer City stadium.South Africa won with a team showing eight changes from that which suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat by Cape Verde in Durban last month.Back-to-back losses to Cape Verde and the annulling of a win against Senegal over match manipulation by a Ghanaian referee left South Africa desperate for maximum points.Despite the win, South Africa remain bottom of Group D and needing home and away victories over Senegal in November to have a chance of winning the group and qualifying.Burkina Faso and Cape Verde have six points, Senegal five and South Africa four ahead of a match between the Cape Verdeans and Senegalese in Praia later Saturday. A Tau header gave South Africa the perfect start and he later avoided going offside, allowing Themba Zwane to score, before Sibusiso Vilakazi made it 3-0 in first-half stoppage time.Surprisingly, subdued Burkina Faso could have been five goals behind before Alain Traore scored a consolation goal direct from a free-kick on 87 minutes. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

12Aug/20

Trump Likens Impeachment Inquiry To A “Lynching”

first_imgPresident Trump likens the House impeachment inquiry to a “lynching.” He tweeted the controversial reference this morning and said Democrats are denying him due process, fairness or any legal rights. Trump added — “All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here…But we will WIN!” The African American lawmaker asked — “Do you know how many people who look like me have been lynched, since the inception of this country, by people who look like you?” Rush demanded that Trump delete his tweet. Illinois Democrat Bobby Rush fired back on Twitter, saying — “You think this impeachment is a LYNCHING? What the hell is wrong with you?”last_img read more

12Aug/20

Uber Driver Facing Criminal Charges After Accidentally Shooting Teen Passenger

first_imgA Florida teenager is hurt after a bizarre incident during an Uber ride.The 15-year-old Broward County girl was accidentally shot in the ankle by her Uber driver last weekend as he was trying to holster his gun.The driver, Adrian Harper is charged with culpable negligence. A member of our well regulated militia (and @Uber driver) moves his loaded gun with passengers in his car. He fires the gun and shoots a 15 year old girl through her ankle and heel. https://t.co/nm9k549Nt5— WellRegulatedMilitia (@Well_Regulated_) October 22, 2019 Also, Uber has cut ties with Harper because the company doesn’t allow drivers to carry guns or give rides to unaccompanied minors.last_img read more

12Aug/20

Vero Beach Police respond to possible bomb threat

first_imgAuthorities in Vero Beach are currently on the scene of a possible bomb threat near 16th Street and Old Dixie Highway.Not much has been released about the incident at this time, however, authorities did report that both East and westbound traffic will be closed for several hours due to their ongoing investigation.This is a developing story.last_img

12Aug/20

Amazon Prime Truck Catches Fire on Turnpike Near Jupiter

first_imgA part of the Florida Turnpike in southern Martin County was closed for a time Wednesday morning, as fire rescue crews responded to an Amazon Prime truck fire.It happened in the southbound lanes, just before Indiantown Road in Jupiter.Photo courtesy: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)Photos from the Florida Department of Transportation showed the truck engulfed in flames on the shoulder of the highway.One southbound lane reopened shortly before 9 a.m., and there are no reports of injuries.last_img read more

04Aug/20

Standing For Trayvon Martin: Red Bank man organizes ‘silent and peaceful’…

first_imgLewis contacted some area churches and community organizations to help spread the word about the event. He and his organization applied to borough police and obtained the required permit to allow the vigil to go forward. Lewis said he told police he would expect between 100-500 people to attend.The intent, Lewis explained, is for “showing that we stand up for our youth, and in particular our black children.”The incident, as widely reported, involved the Feb. 26 shooting and killing of Martin, an African American teenager, by George Zimmerman, who was a volunteer for a neighborhood community watch group. It has been reported that Martin was unarmed and that Zimmerman claims to have shot Martin in self-defense.The shooting has sparked outrage and concern, especially in black communities, with some alleging that Martin was shot because of his race and attire, including wearing a hooded sweatshirt, or “hoodie,” which, although worn by people of all ages and races, some associate with criminals.Lewis is calling on those planning to his assembly to wear hoodies in a show of support.Lewis, 34, who is black, was born and raised in Red Bank, He is a graduate of Red Bank Regional High School, Little Silver and attended Delaware State University on a football scholarship. Following his college graduation,he worked for not-for-profit organizations.He recently moved back to Red Bank after living and working in Wilmington, Delaware for the past eight years.And as a young man of color, he said, he knows the sting of being stereotyped for his race and clothing.“I know it is constantly on your mind as a young black male in America,” he said.“When I dress down, that’s what I wear,” he said, referring to a hooded sweatshirt. He feels many people “tend to jump the gun and judge a book by its cover.”He recalled instances in college, “where, we’re outside, just hanging around the car, maybe an officer pulls up and kind of assumes,” he said without completing the sentence.“Sometimes in that whole process, you feel yourself scared or feeling threatened for something you know you didn’t do,” he said.He characterized himself as “A young man who has come through life, made some mistakes, made some good choices, made some bad choices.“But I’ve learned from doing,” he said.“For me it’s even more personal. I am Trayvon Martin,” he said.The purpose of his organization is to work with youth, especially boys and young men, and help to steer them from  bad choices by offering positive role models. And if they make mistakes, “help them to understand their mistakes and learn from (them) and how to move on from them.” RED BANK — The shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla. Feb. 26 has sparked a national debate.What really happened between the two men in Sanford is still not known.But the impact of the incident is being felt around the nation and in the two rivers.This Monday, a gathering in memory of Martin will take placeBilled as a “Silent and Peaceful Stand for Trayvon Martin,” the event is being organized by Team I.M.P.A.C.T., a group that mentors young black men and boys.The purpose of the gathering, its organizers say, is to call attention to the already high profile incident, and to focus similar situations that place young African-Americans at risk.“It’s not a rally, it’s not a march,” the organization’s founder, Darnell Lewis, said on Wednesday. “It’s a stand of silence and peace for that particular hour, in solidarity,” with the Martin family.The gathering is scheduled for Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the corner of Shrewsbury Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard. It will be “a peaceful assembly,” Lewis said.last_img read more

02Aug/20

SANTA ANITA’S EXCLUSIVE CHANDELIER ROOM TO AGAIN PLAY HOST TO POPULAR GUEST CHEF SERIES ON SATURDAY, OCT. 1

first_imgCHEF TIMOTHY HOLLINGSWORTH OF LA’s TREND-SETTING OTIUM RESTAURANT, TO SERVE UP WORLD CLASS FARE; WINE TASTINGS, DYNAMIC CRAFT COCKTAILS & LIVE MUSIC ALL INCLUDED ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2016)–Santa Anita’s exclusive Chandelier Room, an iconic entertainment destination since 1934, will again play host to the track’s Guest Chef Series, featuring an innovative dining experience uniquely steeped in Los Angeles culture, live music, ready access to world class Thoroughbred racing and more, beginning Saturday, Oct. 1, which is also Breeders’ Cup Preview Day at The Great Race Place.With five Grade I, Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” stakes highlighting a blockbuster program on Oct. 1, the popular Guest Chef Series event will also provide attendees with a catered menu designed by Chef Timothy Hollingsworth from one of LA’s hottest restaurants, Otium. Also included are wine tastings, entrance to the Chandelier Room, access to “The Balcony” for optimal race viewing, a racing program and tip sheet–all for just $85.The Chandelier Room, which underwent a multi-million dollar renovation two years ago, now provides attendees with spectacular, unobstructed views of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains, Santa Anita main track and turf course, as well as a terrific view of the horses as they exit the Seabiscuit Walking Ring and make their way to the main track.The site of dozens of movie and television shoots over the course of more than eight decades, the Chandelier Room provides a luxurious setting in which guests can experience LA’s innovative dining culture combined with the timeless tradition of Thoroughbred racing that is uniquely “Santa Anita.”Fans are encouraged to register now for tickets to the Guest Chef Series on Oct. 1 by visiting santaanita.com/events: http://santaanita.com/events/guest-chef-series-chandelier-room/#.V9hkETRHanM. (Special Offer: There is a $20 discount on all tickets purchased before Sept. 25). Fans can also call (626) 574-RACE for more information.last_img read more