Thursday, September 21, 2006

superior court judge patricia harleston made a sound ruling in this case

in my most humble opinion. what these three former uconn students did was BEYOND WRONG. women are NOT objects to be used in this manner EVER

Former Student Denied Special Probation

By DAVID OWENS The Hartford Courant September 20 2006, 3:27 PM EDTVERNON -- A former University of Connecticut student charged in a bizarre incident in which he and two others are accused of ejaculating onto a female student while she slept, on Wednesday was denied a special form of probation that would have allowed him to avoid prison.Martin V. Piscottano, 20, of 72 Root Road, Somers, sought the special probation known as accelerated rehabilitation during a hearing Wednesday before Superior Court Judge Patricia Harleston. After more than 40 minutes of argument by Assistant State's Attorney Elizabeth Leaming, who opposed the probation, and Piscottano's lawyer, David Marder, Harleston ruled quickly."This is not an offense for which I can grant accelerated rehabilitation," Harleston said. "It's far too serious."For the first time, the University of Connecticut student who was ejaculated on while she slept in her dorm has made a public statement. It was read in court Wednesday during a hearing on whether one of the men, Martin Piscottano of Somers, should receive accelerated rehabilitation.In objecting to the special form of probation, the woman said, "I believe he needs to experience appropriate consequences in order to recognize the brutality of his actions and possibly prevent a similar incident in the future.…"........

mark your calendars for october 23rd

ned lamont and da liebs debate again. it will be broadcast on wtnh channel 8

Lieberman-Lamont debate sent for Oct. 23

NEW LONDON, Conn. --U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman and Democratic challenger Ned Lamont have agreed to a televised debate next month in New London, according to debate co-sponsor The Day newspaper.
The Oct. 23 debate, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, also will include Republican candidate Alan Schlesinger. It will be held at the Garde Arts Center and broadcast live on ABC affiliate WTNH-TV.
Lamont, a political newcomer, defeated beat Lieberman in the August Democratic primary. Lieberman, a three-term incumbent, is running as an independent............

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

a coyote bites a woman at a connecticut rest stop

that is VERY unusual. coyotes rarely if ever attack humans. i've seen coyotes (some in avon when i used to work there) and they sure don't stick around when they see or smell humans. (there's a little video if you click on the link)

Connecticut Coyote Bites New York Woman At Rest Stop

BRANFORD, Conn. -- A New York woman is receiving rabies shots after being bitten by a coyote at a rest stop along Interstate 95.
The animal had been hanging around the McDonald's restaurant at the rest stop and was being fed by employees, authorities said.
The bite victim, Maria Gicana, a nurse from Queens, said she was driving home from Cape Cod with her boyfriend Sunday night when they stopped at the rest area. She was walking toward the restaurant when the animal attacked her from behind, biting her on the back of her knee...........

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

a shout out to aaron jackson

Ex-NW Catholic Star Called Hero

Jackson Wounded In Shooting Of 5 Duquesne Basketball Players On Pittsburgh Campus
By MATT EAGAN Courant Staff Writer September 18 2006

A former All-State guard at Northwest Catholic was one of five Duquesne University basketball players shot on the school's Pittsburgh campus early Sunday.Aaron Jackson of Hartford, who was shot in the hand, was treated and released from Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, but three of his teammates remained hospitalized Sunday night, at least one in critical condition. "I don't think it's hit him yet," said John Mirabello, who coached Jackson for four years at Northwest Catholic and spoke with him by phone Sunday. "I don't think it will hit for a while."Mirabello said he heard about the shootings around noon Sunday and immediately called Duquesne coach Ron Everhart, who is entering his first season at the school."All I heard was five players shot and two in critical condition, it didn't say who," Mirabello said. "[Everhart] was great. He called me back and he said, `Aaron is a hero.'"According to information Mirabello gathered from conversations with Jackson and Everhart, Jackson covered one of his teammates while shots were still being fired. He then applied pressure - possibly turning a T-shirt into a makeshift tourniquet - to a teammate's wounds before leaving to get his car...............

someone else opened their eyes and FINALLY saw the light

there is NO denying da liebs would take us in the WRONG direction. no doubt in MY mind

Major State Union Switches To Lamont
AFSCME Council 4 Drops Lieberman, Citing Movement Toward Bush Policies
September 18, 2006 By MARK PAZNIOKAS, Courant Staff Writer

One of the state's largest labor unions has dropped its endorsement of U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman and switched its support to Democratic primary winner Ned Lamont.The switch by Council 4 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees gives Lamont his biggest boost from organized labor since the primary.

Sal Luciano, the executive director of Council 4, announced the endorsement Sunday, saying that the union wants to see a congressional delegation able to stand up to the Bush administration."Since the Aug. 8 primary, we paid close attention to the remarks of both men," Luciano said. "We saw Joe Lieberman moving closer and closer to Bush, while Ned Lamont held firm in his strong opposition to the direction Bush is taking us.".........

Monday, September 18, 2006

mushrooms and a flower

guess whos car is parked in a handicapped spot at fairfield university?

this was taken from lamontblog

this says it ALL

Bloomberg to campaign for Lieberman

HARTFORD, Conn. --Republican New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will host a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman at the mayor's Upper East Side town house, Lieberman's campaign announced Sunday night.
Lieberman, who lost the Democratic primary to Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont, is running for re-election as an independent, a move that has alienated many Democrats.
Dan Gerstein, a spokesman for Lieberman's campaign, said the fundraiser will be held on Nov. 1 and will be co-chaired another Republican, New York Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, and former Democratic Mayor Ed Koch.
Bloomberg also will appear with Lieberman's wife, Hadassah, at an Oct. 25 fundraiser in Chicago and is hoping to do another appearance on Lieberman's behalf in Connecticut, Gerstein said.
"Sen. Lieberman is extremely grateful to Mayor Bloomberg for being so generous with his time," Gerstein said. "The mayor is renowned as a leader who puts people ahead of politics and gets things done for his constituents and his support and validation mean a lot to our campaign."
Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser said the mayor is looking forward to helping Lieberman.
"The mayor thinks the world of Sen. Lieberman, because he speaks his mind and does what he thinks is right," Loeser said............

of course da liebs is calling for 'unity' AND he went off on people who went off on those who opposed the war. he's just doing everything in his power to try to get more votes (well everyone running does that in all fairness). however, da liebs is punching below the belt on this one.