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February 11th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

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The Events of Tuesday 1/4/14

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At 12:30 Trooper Lewis of the CSP called (returned my call).  Sgt. Baker was also on the line.  Per Mr. Baker the “we’re under contract” thing ( communicated to me by Cpl. Joe Hurt and “Trp White) was bogus.  The conversation was productive but one thing in particular is very bothersome:  Sgt. Baker indicated it is the responsibility of the EPRD (special district/county state oversight) to report crime on “their” property.  I will have more on this in another post.

Over the past several days it has been cold and has snowed.  I have noticed continued—the same—car activity in the parking lots.  There has been no enforcement by the EPRD or Jefferson County Sheriff’s department.  This problem has been reported numerous times by me and others.

At 11:00 I noticed the same dog, off leash, running around throughout the park, that I have seen dozens of times.  There was law enforcement response.  I have pictures.  This person seems to do this virtually every day around 10:30 to 11:00.

At 1:25 I saw a different man with two dogs running all over the little league field.  I took pictures.  Again, there was no enforcement.

At 1:28 the same person (the first time, above) was at it again.  I did not take pictures this time.

At 4:45 I noticed three cars, with lights on, doing all kinds of skidding and figure-eights in the closed Albertson’s parking lot (Hwy 74 and Stagecoach Road).  This too happens frequently and has been reported before.  There were no patrols or intervention by law enforcement.  At 5:20 I reported it to the sheriff’s department (as well as the dogs and park traffic violations/danger/defacement); the dispatch operator argued with me and said all animals are the domain of animal control (not accurate per statutes/ordinances).  There was no response by the sheriff’s department.  At 5:30 I reported the parking lot incident to the CSP and asked that it be brought to the attention of Sgt. Baker.  I did not see a response by them either.

It is necessary to note that this was a cold day and, per the CSP dispatch employee, there were a number of accidents when I called.  But this has been ongoing for years.  There needs to be a permanent solution.  I would further add that it is a waste of resources to continually report and respond.  Why not take action and attempt to stop it?  This is a small community and these are the same/repeat offenders.  Punitive action will likely have a huge impact.


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February 5th, 2014 at 4:24 pm

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Blog Editors

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From ScribFire.  This is a test to see if ScribeFire will wrap text.  Don’t know why but text wrapping is very important to me.  It has to look just right.  Strange that the picture keeps moving….

So now, to continue wrapping.  Maybe this will work, simply putting the image on the right and typing.  Why didn’t I think of that?

This is an old one, the beast at my window.  Beast!

A rating of a bunch of blog editors:

Here’s another top blog editor list.   I like Windows Live Writer a lot but it doesn’t have many features.

CONCLUSION:  Windows Live Writer is the best.  Across the web, people really like it.  Great image capabilities.

6344337632C2DB6DC.pngNow, to try left.  That was easy too, except for the spacing or padding.  Nope!  Got that right too.

And it is Jessminda!

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February 3rd, 2014 at 5:24 pm

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Will this be her only legacy? After seeing Bend It Like Beckham I took an interest in Parminder. I really like that movie. Coming of age stories and movies are my favorite and this is one of the best.  And Parminder’s performance makes it.

So I looked around.  I wanted more Parminder.  The network dramas don’t particularly interest me, neither do the all-Indian fares.

Online I found her Twitter page, which is awfully fun.  She seems real.  And she acts human.  She also seems a little obsessive or tied to her iPod.  Oh well.   I will miss it when it isn’t there.

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Parminder Nagra was born and raised in central England (the “East Midlands”), in the Belgrave district of Leicester.  She is the eldest of four siblings and, although it was unusual for Sikh marriages, her parents OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         divorced when she was young.  Her parents were married in arranged fashion in their native India (Punjab) and both worked at a local factory.  According to Ms. Nagra, hers was a happy childhood, with “aunties and uncles always in and out of our house” and two loving, albeit separate, parents.

She attended the Northfield House Primary School and the Soar Valley College in Leicester. (At the time education was compulsory in England until age sixteen; now it is 17, and beginning in 2015 it will be eighteen.)  It was at the latter school that she became part of the youth orchestra and also appeared in her first stageplays.  In 1991, at age sixteen, Ms. Nagra became an usher at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre, where she studied and learned from the performers; apparently she was also still in school, in a university-preparation mode, as she did take her A-levels.

Her first acting break came in 1994 when she became a part of Hathi Productions, a Leicester-based British-Asian theatre company. Initially she was cast as a chorus member in the musical Nimai (1994) presented at the Leicester Haymarket. However, she soon replaced the lead actress of the musical.

“When I was 18, my mother gave me a photo of a man and said I’d marry him. I told her then I was never going to have an arranged marriage. No one has ever forced me to do anything against my will.”

“They might have joked about that nice Indian boy down the street but it wasn’t serious.”


At the age of eighteen Nagra moved to London…

Her big break came of course in Bend It Like Beckham, but it wasn’t smooth or easy.  The film’s director, Gurinder Chadha, first dl12j4dcwxtmdm1wmet Ms. Nagra in 1998 after a stageplay and suggested the role; the film wasn’t made until some three years later.  By this time Ms. Nagra was twenty-six years old, some ten years older than her co-star Keira Knightly.  The project had a tough time with financing and getting off the ground.  Further it wasn’t released until 2002 in the U.K. and 2003 in the U.S.  All the while Ms. Nagra stuck with the project.

The film was a big hit in India and Ms. Nagra made her first trip there to participate in the publicity efforts.  Similarly, she traveled to the United States in 2003 to promote the film.  It was there, in Los Angeles, that she interviewed for, and was offered a role on, E.R.

(Replaces “A Quality and in the U.S.)

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February 3rd, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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