April 16, 2020
Volume 50 - No. 16
by Kent Ballard
My dogs are continually dragging deer bones into the yard. This has gone on pretty much since we lived here and had dogs.
I expected this during hunting season, but not all year round. Sure, some of the bones are old, but some are not. They also drag hides and portions of hides up too. If I'd saved them all, I could have made a goodsized Indian tipi out of them by now. They bring these home too, 12 months out of the year. Obviously, there's a lot of poaching going on around here.
I have never poached an animal out of season, and took a very dim view of those who did. But that was a long time ago, before my city attitude changed and I saw the light about how things work out here in the boondocks.
As I've mentioned before, this is a poor county. Anyone with any money works far away and commutes, like I did. But still there are a great many rural poor around these parts, and there are families that would not have meat on their dinner table without taking a deer now and then when no one is looking. The first summer I lived here I found evidence that someone had shot a deer on the far western edge of my property. I was out wandering around, still learning the place, all the hills and hollers, and how to find my way back to the house from them. Seriously, it wasn't easy at first.
But I came upon a scene in the forest where a deer had obviously been shot. There was a blood trail and drag marks in the leaves and weeds. I followed them until they left my property. The trail continued over the rusty and brokendown old fence. I hopped it and kept following. It ended at the back yard of some neighbors--who I did not know at the time--and it was evident they were the guilty party.
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I was furious. I was going to call the sheriff's office and report them, then remembered that under Indiana law, a state DNR Conservation Officer actually has more intrusive power than a sheriff or deputy. They can walk right into your home without a warrant under our law. They cannot look under beds or in closets, they cannot touch any of your electronics or anything else, but they do have the legal right to look in your freezer in the kitchen and take a quick, cur-
sory look around for another freezer, say, a big chest freezer in your basement. They can look in them, see how much deer meat you have on hand, and radio their office to see if you legally bagged two or three deer last season. If they find the meat and you haven't checked in a deer at one of their check-in stations, the meat is confiscated and given to charity and food banks, and your sorry butt is cuffed, stuck in the back of their Jeeps, and hauled off to jail. If you're
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caught poaching out in the woods by a C.O., they can also confiscate your firearm AND the vehicle you are driving. The judge generally imposes a pretty harsh fine when you're stood up before him, too.
These laws vary a little from state to state in the wild, wild, Midwest, but they all work out about the same way. Deer poaching is a serious offense, and God help you if you're caught shooting at one from inside your car or truck
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stopped along the road. They drop a house on you then, and confiscate everything (and you will NOT get any of it back), and they don't put you IN jail, they put you UNDER the jail.
I was gonna teach this guy a lesson about poaching AND trespassing on my land.
But I was still new in these parts. I could look in the phone book and get the number for the sheriff, but couldn't find one for the local Conservation Officer. So I hopped in the truck and drove to the one man I trusted most in this strange new world, my beloved old neighbor Steve Walk. Steve was a hillbilly's hillbilly, born in West Virginia, older than dirt, knew everyone for miles around, and over the years I came to realize he was also one of the most intelligent, wise, and practical men I had ever had the good fortune to meet. When I sat down in his kitchen, he could tell I was angry. I told him what I'd found and where the trail led to. I told him that I was going to ruin that guy's whole year. So--how do I call a C.O. out here? I was going to make life very, very problematic for that trespassing and poaching SOB.
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Steve quietly listened to my rant, and began to pretend he was looking through some paperwork for the C.O.'s phone number. While he did so, he began talking about folks who where having trouble making ends meet. Had I noticed there were few very "well-to-do" families in this area? He admitted shooting a couple of extra deer himself every season--more than he needed--and simply giving them to folks who were on tough times. "Some o' them folks, yuh know, have kids," he said. "I was hungry when I was a kid sometimes. Guess I never forgot that..." He picked up another stack of papers and began fiddling with them. "Kids will eat anything. You know that. You've raised them yerself. But I think it's kinda pitiful when they don't have no meat in the house." I wasn't aware that my angry facial expression had changed. But Steve took note of it. He knew I wasn't a hard man and that I loved kids.
He handed me an ashtray. "Yer gonna drop that ash on my kitchen floor and get me in trouble with Elsie if you ain't careful," he grinned. Then he pulled out a handwritten number from his old phone book. "Yup, here it is!" He tore off a corner from a newspaper and carefully wrote the number
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The child replies, "Don’t worry. There are two parachutes left. The smartest woman in the United States took my school backpack."
down for me. But before he slid it across the table, he continued...
"I ain't surprised you don't know the family that lives where you followed the blood trail. His name's Tom and his wife is named Katie. Katie got that Alzheimer's disease, yuh know. Tom works odd jobs when his daughter is handy to come over and watch her mom, but she cain't do that all the time. Married, got her own kids now. Tom and Kate are old folks. They pretty much live on Social Security now, 'cept when Tom can find a little work under the table, so to speak. Didja ever notice how much land Tom has? 'Bout a halfacre. Jest enough fer some fruit trees in his front yard and they don't have any back yard to speak of." He laughed. "Hell, YOU'RE their back yard. Didn't ya notice how close yer fence was to their house? I had, but in my anger I'd paid no attention to that fact. Hell, I didn't know how much land they owned. And I didn't care ... at least then. But now I was listening to Steve.
"Tom's got his hands pretty full taking care of Katie. Does all the dishwashin' and cookin' and laundry. His daughter helps when she can, but she lives awful far away. In the fall I take my ladder over and help
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him pick all the fruit off his trees. Damned if I can figger it out, but Katie still knows how to can fruit. She just goes about it like nobody's business. That's kinda odd, ain't it? Sometimes she even remembers my name, sometimes she don't, but she still smiles because somehow she remembers me and Elsie are their friends. Elsie makes them pies sometimes. Oh boy, do they like her pies!" By this time, it had entered my thick skull that perhaps these people did not need the wrath of God dropped upon them. They had enough trouble as it was. My body posture had even changed. I was no longer angry. I was seeing an impoverished couple, one seriously ill, the other doing his best to care for his wife, and both elderly and dirt poor. The faint stirrings of guilt had even began to enter my mind. I was going to call the law on people like that? What kind of a jerk would do such a thing? Then it hit me--I would. Or at least would have, had I not talked with Steve. "Well, anyhow, here's yer number fer the Conservation Officer. Took me a little while to find it..." Steve pushed the
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I talked to a homeless man this morning and asked him how he ended up this way.
He said, "Up until last week, I still had it all. I had plenty to eat, my clothes were washed and pressed, I had a roof over my head, I had HDTV and Internet, and I went to the gym, the pool, and the library."I was working on my MBA on-line. I had no bills and no debt. I even had full medical coverage." I felt sorry for him, so I asked, "What happened? Drugs? Alcohol? Divorce?" "Oh no, nothing like that," he said. "No, no... I was paroled."
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scrap of paper across his kitchen table towards me. I did not pick it up.
I paused for a long moment, then said, "Steve, I was just sitting here thinking. According to the Department of Natural Resources, the deer that cross our land don't belong to us, but actually belong to the state. Is that right?" He nodded quietly.
I looked at the number laying in front of me on his old kitchen table. "There's been a lot of times in my life when I've been an ass, Steve. But I don't think this is going to be one of them. Thanks for talking with me." And I stood up to leave. Following me to his door, Steve tucked the telephone number into my pocket. "Yuh know, one o' these days you might really need one of these guys. Take this home and stick it to that bulletin board you got in yer kitchen. But I think yer doin' the right thing about not using it right now. Tom's just doin' his best, Kent. He don't mean no harm. And hell, you got what? A hundred and fifty times the land he does? Or more? And besides,
Caring for Your Mental Health
These times can be overwhelming. While we love our homes, being forced to stay there for extended periods causes stress, anxiety, and depression. We are worried about our income, our jobs, our kid's education, our health, our future.
So how do we cope with this new and very unreal lifestyle that the coronavirus has forced upon us? Remember, we are all in this together, and help is available. While we must physically isolate ourselves in order to help rein in the virus and “flatten the curve,” it is important to keep in touch with family members, friends and work associates via phone or social media. Staying connected is important and so is staying busy. Home improvement projects, reading and a good workout program help.
Many of us need to learn how to deal with the very real stress we are feeling. Taking care of mental health is just as important as maintaining physical health. We should all try to limit the time spent listening to or reading the news. We need to take care of our bodies, allow time to unwind, and reach out to others – while also maintaining social distancing of course. For more information on Coping with Stress, please visit the CDC website
like you said, them ain't our deer anyways." Then he leaned towards me and said in a stage whisper, " 'Sides, I know you don't mind seein' a guy get one over on the gov'mint now and then either."
I had to laugh, and Steve laughed with me. We bid goodbye, and I did as he said--took the number that I hoped I would never need and tacked it to our bulletin board at home. When my wife noticed it and asked who it was for, I told her. And I told her if I was ever gone and she saw trespassers around the house to call them, THEN call the sheriff's office. Our men and women in the Indiana DNR's law enforcement division, the Conservation Officers, have full police powers and with our location they could respond probably faster than the sheriff's deputies. If they catch a young couple picking your wild flowers, they'll suggest they leave the area--and probably allow the girl to keep the flowers in her hand. But if they catch anyone up to serious mischief on your land, they can be decidedly unfriendly. Indiana is blessed with both good C.O.s and State Police. I think the college
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Other valuable resources are also available. They include:
- Crisis Text Line (Text "HOME" to 741741) - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) - National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline (1-800-950-6264) - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services National Helpline (1-800622-4357) - National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233 or Text "LOVEIS" to 22522)
Please also visit my website at: www.asm.ca.gov/75 and click on the "Coronavirus Helpful Resources Page" button for a variety of COVID-19 resources and information.
Remember, none of us is alone. Together, we will get through this, and we will all be stronger once it’s over. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and
Now a great time to call on Him and trust in Him.
Pastor Sam Brumit Mission 316, San Marcos, CA. How Should I view the Coronavirus?
Many people of faith ask “What should my response be to the virus”? By now (depending on when this is printed), we have had several weeks to contemplate this and here are a few thoughts:
First, it’s not the time to worry. God’s people are to be governed by faith, not fear. Corrie ten Boom once said “Worry doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength”. Hopefully by now, our faith has strengthened up and God’s grace sustains us as we look to Him. Rather than worry, we must remember that God is in control.
Second, it’s a time to serve. Throughout history, believers have always been willing to minister at times like this. It’s what we do. Plagues, pandemics, etc. have always provided opportunities to demonstrate faith to a fearful world. Certainly, we should encourage and help in any way we can. Like Jesus, we are to minister to those who face sickness, sin, and death. He cared for the hurting. Third, it’s time to continue exercising caution. While continuing to serve, we should always exercise caution. Those that lead us have given guidelines and we should set the example and continue to follow them. From washing our hands to sheltering in place, we should be examples to others.
as long as infection continues to be a significant risk, we should exercise wisdom and judgment in all our actions. Finally, share hope.
Don’t neglect to share real hope. (1 Peter 3:15). People are desperately looking for some answers and we should point them to Jesus. Don’t hold back your help and hope in these times of need.
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While COVID-19 has brought many unknowns, let’s start with what we do know. San Diego County is under a modified shelter in place. There has been a shift over the past few weeks. When the first restrictions started coming down, we were encouraging people to go outside, but maintain a safe social distance. That has now changed. We are at a crucial moment in our fight against this invisible enemy and staying at home is the best way to defeat COVID-19. Remain at home, unless it’s for essential services such as, work (essential businesses), going to the grocery store, or going for a run/walk.
The County of San Diego is under these orders indefinitely, while the federal government has extended their deadline until at least the end of April. I know how straining this can be on families and especially businesses. We have done an excellent job of slowing down the spread and we need to continue to do so, by remaining indoors, but I’m also eager to get our economy back open. I will continue to take a long look at some of the unintended consequences these restrictions have had on businesses and hopefully reduce some of these closures in the future. We are in this fight together and we must all stay apart, in order to come together. Stay safe and together we
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admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore-based hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases. One of the Department of Defense's missions is Defense Support of Civil Authorities. DoD is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, as well as state, local and public health authorities in helping protect the health and safety of the American people. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sara Eshleman)
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San Marcos Sailor Serves Aboard USNS Comfort - U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Derek Hunt, from San Marcos, California, tests for a proper seal on respiratory protective equipment by administering a saccharine mist for detection during a fit test aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) while the ship is in New York City in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.
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Long-time North County publisher, Tom Missett, Dies
Tom Missett passed Wednesday morning at 7:50am.
The Missett brothers were legendary publishers for 30 years of the Blade-Tribune (Blade-Citizen, which morphed into the North County Times.,) often jumping into controversial subjects. Tom Missett retired in 1997. Tom was 79.
He was preceded in death by brother Bill Missett, who died Dec. 7, 2016. Both succumbed to prostate cancer.
Surviving are brothers, Jim and Jack, and sons, Mike and Austin, a daughter Joan, another daughter, name not available at press time, and a wife, Judy Shepherd Misset, founder of Jazzercise. Dick High succeeded Tom Missett as publisher of the North County Times. Tom Missett was widely regarded as a master of advertising and community promotion.
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North County Aviculturists Update North County Aviculturists, a club for pet bird owners and breeders, regrets that we will not schedule a meeting in May. We do hope to see a return of confidence in holding gatherings and if so, we will schedule a June Auction. Details will follow next month. Thank you for your understanding. For more information, go to www.ncabirdclub.com. Be safe and stay home!
EAP Municipal Gallery Update - We hope all is well with our EAP friends and family; and we miss you. It appears that the tentative Panache date of April 25th will be postponed. We are trying to rearrange the exhibition schedule, but have not come to conclusive dates yet. As soon as mandates are lifted, we will let you know the new schedule dates and changes. Until then, you can view donated works for Panache on the website, www.escondidoarts.org. EAP is located at 262 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido, 92025. Digital Resources/Virtual Programs The Escondido Public Library is closed until further notice, however, resources are available. Have a question? Call or text the Library at 442.777.3799 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org between 8:30am and 5:30pm Monday through Friday for assistance. During the closure, you can access Ancestry.com from home! Do all your genealogy research online with Ancestry.com. Search for birth, death, and census records. Also includes directories,
maps, photos, and more! Newspaper Archive now available from home; and a variety of virtual programs are available. Don't have a library card? No problem! Call to sign up for your online library card for free! If you have a card, but have lost the number, please call or text us at 442.777.3799 or email us at email@example.com and we'll look it up for you. Visit us online at www.escondidolibrary.org.
Carlsbad Republican Women Endorse Candidates - At a recent meeting of the Carlsbad Republican Women Federated (CRWF), local candidates were endorsed for the 2020 elections. CRWF is an active force in local political campaigns and members are assisting our candidates, the Republican Party of San Diego County, and the California Republican Party (CRP) in this important election year. CRWF endorsed Republican candidates appearing on the November 3rd ballot include: Brian Maryott--49th U.S. Congressional District; Melanie Burkholder--CA 76th Assembly District; Keith Blackburn-Carlsbad City Council, District 2; and Phil Urbina--Carlsbad City Council, District 4. Carlsbad Republican Women Federated general meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum, 6115 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011. Monthly meetings will resume when gathering restrictions are lifted. Check us out at www.CarlsbadRepublicans.com
Caring for Animals: Four Things You Can Do Now - Animals are wonderful companions, and important reminders about the beauty and unconditional love that exists in both good times and bad. And, here at San Diego Humane Society, we’re about to see a lot more! Spring marks the beginning of baby season for kittens and wildlife in our community, leading to a flood of tiny animals in need of care. In the coming months, we’ll see an increase from about 800 to well over 2,000 animals in our care each day — including kittens, ducks, hummingbirds,
Huge Traffic Jam in Escondido Following Offer of Free 8 lbs of Choice Cut Beef
Kennedy’s Meat Company, 1766 E. Valley Parkway was the distribution point for some 21,500 lbs of Choice Cut Beef, First Come First Served. An estimated 1000 cars were backed up on E. Valley Parkway before the starting time of noon to 3pm. The line moved slowly throughout the day as many families sought to take advantage of the free food.
California families donaed the 21,500 lbs of beef to needy families in and around Escondido on Saturday, April 11, from noon to 3pm. Escondido police dispatched units for crowd and traffic control early Saturday morning.
Traffic was reportedly backed up from Ash all the way east to Citrus Avenue and at times all four lanes were full of cars waiting to get their share of meat (8 lbs per car).
bunnies and more. In order to keep them safe, and to help you keep your own pets safe during this time, we’d like to share four ways you can make a difference for animals today: Foster a homeless pet Our neighbors throughout San Diego are incredible: In just two weeks, we’ve placed 51% of our animals in foster care. But we know the animals will keep coming in, so registering more foster families will continue to be a top priority. While there is not an immediate need, we are working to build up our reserves of potential foster families. Social distancing creates more time to bond with a new cat, train a new dog and spend time with some of our amazing animals. It’s a win-win situation. Sign up to join our list of fosters. Adopt an animal - Adoptions are still taking place! While COVID-19 has changed how we’re placing pets in new homes, the animals in our care are still looking for their new families. Currently, adopters can take their new family members home under a foster-to-adopt arrangement. And, as usual, it's no problem if you need to bring them back — just tell us what you learned about them while they were in your home. Have a plan for your pet Now is an important time to create a plan for your pets in case of an emergency. The CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines say that if you are sick but able to stay home, the best place for your pet is at home with you. However, we strongly encourage you to follow these steps to create a plan for your pets in case you are no longer able to care for them. Make a donation - The need to protect animals hasn’t stopped. Right now, your support can go twice as far thanks to a $50,000 matching gift from Charles and Carol Baum, which will double donations made to SDHS during the month of April. This challenge gift is in memory of the Baums’ beloved pets, Chelsea, Winston, Sullivan and Jordan, and is providing critical support during this time of need. You can donate online by April 30 to make twice the impact for animals in need. Contact the San Diego Humane Society at 619.299.7012. Escondido Campus - 3500 Burnet Drive, Escondido, CA
Taken too soon – We miss you!
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I love college football; particularly Nebraska football. Yet I’m predicting that we probably will have neither college or pro football this year. Think about it.
For just one example, Lincoln Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, seats 85,458 but regularly exceeds 90,000 and has sold out a record 375 consecutive games.
Given the COVID19 crisis, is it likely you would attend a home game at Nebraska and possibly be seated next to a stranger? How many patrons at a sold-out Cornhusker game might carry the COVID19 virus? How many patrons would likely cough or sneeze during the game? Would the Huskers continue to sell out the stadium? Or is it more likely there would be a fairly large number of empty seats? Would you be willing to board a jet aircraft with several hundred other passengers and fly back to New Jersey for the Rutgers game? Would you want to grab a plane for Columbus, Ohio for the Ohio State game? Jammed into an airliner with tight seating capacity and full of passengers, many of whom would be likely to cough or sneeze? Or passengers you would likely bump into or rub against as you fetch your luggage from the overhead bin?
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Even if the COVID19 crisis ends abruptly by June 1st, Nebraska is looking at its first game on September 5th, a home game against Purdue. If practice begins June 1st how effective would those practices be? You'd have June, July, August and a couple days in September. Then the season begins. While practicing would the players need to be seperated by six feet? Working out in the weight room ... every six feet? Running wind sprints . . . every six feet? Showering . . .separated by six feet? How would blocking and tackling be practiced? Would offensive and defensive lines be able to compete against
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The Automobile Man and his Dream
Preston Tucker, born Sept. 21, 1903, is most remembered for his 1948 futuristic Tucker sedan, initially nicknamed the "Tucker Torpedo." The car introduced many features that have since become widely adapted for modern cars.
Tucker grew up near Detroit and was obsessed with automobiles from an early age. During World War II, Tucker became associated with Andrew Jackson Higgins, builder of Liberty ships, PT boats and assault landing craft for the U.S. Navy. Tucker moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, to serve as a Higgins of vice-president Industries, specifically in charge of the Higgins-Tucker Aviation division. This entity produced gun turrets, armament, and engines for Higgins' torpedo boats.
After the war, the public was ready for totally new car designs, but the Big Three Detroit automakers (Ford, General Motors and Chrysler) had not developed any new models since 1941, and none were in a hurry to introduce them. That provided great opportunities for independent automakers like Tucker and Henry J. Kaiser to rapidly produce cars.
Tucker's first design appeared in Science Illustrated magazine in December 1946, showing a futuristic version of the car with a hydraulic drive system. The motoring public became excited about the Tucker.
But, in 1949, production of the Tucker '48 was shut down amidst scandal and controversial accusations of stock fraud. The 1988 movie Tucker: The Man and His Dream, starring Jeff Bridges, is based on Tucker's life surrounding the car's production.
Tucker's specifications for his revolutionary car called for a rear engine, a low-RPM 589 cubic inch engine with hydraulic valves instead of a camshaft, fuel injection, direct-drive torque converters on each rear wheel (instead of a transmission), disc brakes, the location of all instruments within the diameter and reach of the steering wheel, a padded dashboard, and self-sealing tubeless tires.
Also, the design had independent springless suspension, a chassis that protected occupants in a side impact, a roll bar within the roof, a laminated windshield designed to pop out during an accident, and a center "cyclops" headlight which would turn when steering at angles greater than 10 degrees in order to improve visibility around corners during night driving. All of these developments were years ahead of their time.
Having run out of time to develop the 589-cubic-inch engine, Tucker settled on a modified aircraft engine. There’s more than a little evidence the Big Three became alarmed at Tucker’s progress. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was embittered after small automaker Henry J. Kaiser was given millions of dollars in grants towards development of his new Kaiser and Fraizer cars, but reportedly squandered the money. While Tucker took no money from the federal government, SEC kept him under close scrutiny.
An SEC trial began on Oct. 4, 1949, and the factory was closed on the very same day. At that point, only 38 Tucker '48s had been built. A corps of 300 loyal employees returned to the factory (some without pay) and finished assembly of another 13 cars for a total of 51 cars. The SEC contended Tucker never intended to produce a car. Throughout the trial, the SEC report on Tucker was classified as "secret" and even though his attorneys were never allowed to view or read it, it was leaked to the press. The prosecution and defense continued debating until the judge demanded the SEC prosecutors "get down to the meat of the case and start proving the conspiracy charge." Tucker's defense attorneys surprised everyone by refusing to call any witnesses. Defense attorney Daniel Glasser told the court, "It is impossible to present a defense when there has been no offense." Kirby invited the jury to take a ride in one of the eight Tucker '48s parked in front of the courthouse. The verdict came in "not guilty" on all counts.
Despite the outcome of the trial, speculation was whether Tucker genuinely intended to produce a new car and bring it to market, or whether the entire enterprise was a sham. The Tucker Automobile Club of America has amassed more than 400,000 drawings/blueprints, corporate documents, and letters suggesting Tucker was, in fact, planning to mass-produce the Tucker '48. He had hired more than 1,900 employees. Preston Tucker's reputation rebounded after the acquittal. His optimism was remarkable; after the trial was over, he was quoted as saying, "Even Henry Ford failed the first time out."
But it was not to be. Tucker’s assets were auctioned off publicly, but two remaining Tucker '48 cars were given to Tucker, and his mother. He died of lung cancer on Dec. 26, 1956, at the age of 53, and is buried in Flat Rock, Michigan. Today, entrepreneur Elon Musk, builder of the electric-powered Tesla, no doubt understands much of the turmoil Preston Tucker endured.
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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones
Stay Active with Virtual Recreation
At the City of San Marcos, we appreciate everything our residents are doing to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We also understand that staying indoors can be tough, especially with beautiful spring sunshine peeking through the clouds.
The health and safety of our community is our top priority, and it is more important than ever for us to stay engaged, active and connected. That’s why we created a virtual recreation page and video playlist to bring some fun into your home and help kids and adults beat boredom and stay physically and mentally healthy.
Head over to www.san-marcos.net/virtualrec and visit the City’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels @sanmarcoscity to join in the fun. You can find the entire Virtual Recreation Playlist on our YouTube channel. Simply search “City of San Marcos virtual recreation” on YouTube.
Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” Mcnamara Greetings Escondido,
The virus challenge is a dynamic situation, so we should expect things to change and they have. So, it’s important to know what is true and what isn’t. I can’t say this enough – go to the city and county websites for the latest information. And whatever you do, don’t trust social media, there is just too much misinformation and in too many cases wrong information on social media.
I want to make two points. One is that the city is in complete compliance with the county. The other is to give some clarification on our parks. Dixon Lake, Daley Ranch and Lake Wohlford are now completely closed. All park parking lots, play structures, sport areas, and other active recreation areas are closed until further notice. The only permitted activities in our parks are walking, hiking, jogging, and bicycling for members of the public within walking distance of the park. Remember, we will all get through this if we all work together.
Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe!
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Years after this, the last time I saw Steve alive--just barely, dying from cancer--his family had all gathered around him. I'd stayed and talked to him for a long time. We'd joked off and on for years that we were going to build a moonshine still out here somewhere, something he eventually admitted to me he was quite adept at. It was time to say goodbye, and I could not bring myself to do it. Fighting back the tears, I simply walked over to the couch he was sitting on, knelt down, and told him when he "got over this and felt better" he and I would make that damned still, and it would be a good one. He smiled weakly and reminded me, " 'Member, Kent, it takes six bushels o' good corn to make one gallon of 'shine." And then wordlessly, I leaned over and
hugged him. He hugged back, hard. I nodded to his family and managed to keep from crying until I got in my pickup to head for home. I don't know if you've ever had friends like this. I don't know if you're even aware that you do. But treasure them nonetheless, for when they are gone the empty spot they leave will never refill. Kent
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The past few weeks have been challenging in the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. We are aware of the impact this crisis has on our community and have put together resources for residents and businesses that can be found below. As a reminder, our city’s core services are still ongoing, and employees are working in and around the City, maintaining our infrastructure, senior nutrition programs, streets, roads, and other essential services. Many are experiencing anxiety as the economy slows to a standstill and the Stay at Home order continues. The County of San Diego has put together some tips that may be useful to the community: ·
Maintain meal, exercise and bedtime routines.
Stay informed, but avoid too much news.
Connect with others by safely using technology. Share your concerns with friends and family.
Stay well and stay safe.
Oceanside - Mayor Peter Weiss
We are all deeply concerned about the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on our community, our families, and our loved ones. Please know that we are working with our colleagues in neighboring cities, the county, the state and congressional elected officials, non-profits, and our private sector partners to identify needs, resources, and services for our community. We are working full speed to respond to the many concerns and needs we are hearing. I appreciate the way our community is coming together to address this situation. I want to thank all who are working on the front lines right now— Oceanside Police and Fire personnel, the Police Dispatchers screening callers for COVID-19 symptoms, the Police Homeless Outreach Team, reaching the most vulnerable homeless people, the doctors and nurses screening and treating patients, the janitors cleaning rooms, the delivery personnel, the grocery workers, the list goes on. We will forever be grateful to how you are helping our community
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BUILDING ROOFING – 187 SANTAR PLACE & 680 RANCHEROS DRIVE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that IDS Real Estate Group and the City of San Marcos (City) request proposals from qualified contractors for the above stated project. DESCRIPTION OF WORK The Work includes replacing the roof of one building and restoration of the roof of a second building, both including roof-related trade work. The work will occur at 187 Santar Place & 680 Rancheros Drive, San Marcos, CA. Contractors must meet or exceed the specifications and requirements stated in the Request for Proposal (RFP).
CONTRACT TERM The Contractor shall diligently and continuously prosecute the work to completion, which shall be no later than June 30, 2020.
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PRE-SUBMITTAL MEETING AND SITE WALK: A mandatory pre-submittal meeting has been scheduled at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, meeting at 187 Santar Place. The purpose of the pre-submittal meeting is to discuss the Scope of Work included in the RFP and answer questions proposers have relating to the RFP and/or the Contract. A mandatory site walk of the project will immediately follow the pre-submittal meeting. All proposers must attend the presubmittal meeting and site walk. Failure to attend either of these events shall be cause for rejecting proposals. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: A complete RFP package is available for download electronically from: https://spaces.hightail.com/sp ace/Bo9LE2q9g3 It is the responsibility of the proposer to download and carefully review the contents of all documents provided in this RFP, including the addenda and any exhibits attached thereto. Proposers must provide a response to all components specified in this RFP. Incomplete proposals, proposals containing errors or inconsistencies, failure to comply with the submission requirements contained in the RFP, or other process or content errors or deficiencies may constitute cause for rejection. Submission of a proposal indicates acceptance by the proposer of the conditions contained in the RFP and the attachments thereto, unless clearly and specifically noted in the proposal and confirmed in the Contract executed between the Owner and the
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selected service provider. The Owner reserves the right to retain all proposals submitted and to use any idea(s) in a proposal regardless of whether that proposal is selected. PREVAILING WAGE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the San Marcos City Charter and the San Marcos Municipal Code, payment of prevailing wages and compliance with the California Labor Code Sections 1770 et seq is required for this project. The Contractor will be required to comply with all of the terms and conditions (including State General Prevailing Wage requirements) prescribed for Contractor performing public works construction projects. The California Department of Industrial Relations determines the general prevailing wage rates for the State and are available at the DIR website, http://www.dir.ca.gov, or from the City of San Marcos’ City Clerk Office. DIR REGISTRATION Under (SB 854), “contractors” are required to register with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) on an annual basis (July 1-June 30). All contractors and subcontractors submitting bids will be required to have registered in advance with the (DIR) and must meet the minimum program qualifications necessary to be eligible to work on public works projects pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 and Public Contract Code Section 4104. DoP 4/9 & 4/16/20
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9005380 The name of the business, Pixie Nail Salon, located at 1992 Hacienda Drive, Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is registered by: Pixie Nail Salon, LLC 292 Newport Pier Way Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 3/02/2020. /s/ Duc M. Hua, Manager Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/02/2020. 3/26, 4/02, 4/09 & 4/16/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9006719 The name of the business, Rosa’s ProCleaning, located at 545 S. Santa Fe Ave., Ste A, Vista, CA. 92083. This business is registered by: R&RH Enterprises, Inc 545 S. Santa Fe Ave., Ste A Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 10/04/19. /s/ Ricardo Hernandez, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/16/2020 3/26, 4/02, 4/09 & 4/16/2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9006360 The name of the Dino’s Barbershop, located at 3184 Adams Ave., San Diego, Ca. 92116. This business is registered by: Dino James Mitroff 4665 36th St. San Diego, CA. 92116 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Dino James Mitroff Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/11/2020. 4/09, 4/16, 4/23 & 4/30/2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9006951 The name of the business, Trouble and Company, located at 730 Breeze Hill Rd., Unit 227, Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Eric James Kocol 730 Breeze Hill Rd., Unit 227 Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 3/18/2020. /s/ Eric James Kocol Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/18/2020. 3/26, 4/02, 4/09 & 4/16/2020
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2020-00013603-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Frankie Leron Love, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Frankie Leron Love; proposed name: Frankie Lavon Love. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 5/5/2020 8:30a.m., Department 23. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081, North County Superior Court.. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated: 3/13/2020 /s/ Sim von Kalinowski, Judge of the Superior Court 3/26, 4/02, 4/09 & 4/16/2020
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9005777 The name of the business, IML Trucking, located at 1042 Bartlett Dr., Vista, CA. 92084. This business is registered by: IML Trucking, LLC 1042 Bartlett Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 4/20/16. /s/ Ignacio Lopez Mendoza, Pesident Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/05/2020. 4/02, 4/09, 4/16 & 4/23/20 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9007059 The name of the business, Mr. Detail the Shop, MadeRight Manufacturing, located at 2470 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: MRPDT, LLC 2470 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Suie B Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company.. First day of business n/a. /s/ Benjamin Nelson, Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/20/2020. 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 & 5/7/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9006326 The name of the business, Lyvayko Bathroom Systems, located at 120 N. Pacific, St., L4, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: MJMR Construction 1040 Stephanie Ct. St. 317 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 1/01/17.. /s/ Michael K. Kolyvayko, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/11/2020. 3/26, 4/02, 4/09 & 4/16/2020
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Northwestern, located right on the outskirts of Chicago, not a particularly rural area) . . . still, looking at the broad based threat of this pandemic situation and the unknown factor of how soon it will end, what, if any vaccine or other treatment options, develop and how effective it, or they, might be . . . there is a very real possibility that prudence dictates that both college and pro football seasons be suspended.
To a Nebraska Cornhusker fan it is said that Husker football is not a matter of life and death. It's more important than that.
We shall see . . but I, as one Husker fan, already anxious to see Nebraska Football return to "The Glory Years," am already nervous about what is likely to happen. Or not.
Whichever college or pro team you support will likely be faced with the same situation and the league and conference officials have some painful decisions to make.
But I just can’t imagine crowds of 50-80,000 jammed together and not run the risk of picking up the COVID19 virus bug. Way too dangerous, in my not so humble opinion. I may have to wait to see Husker football until 2021. Rats!
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