Agusto de 2001
24 AUG 01
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Connie Condit and Gary Chung Love Fest over the elusive Grave of Chandra:::::: News from the Republican View:
The Condit/Chung Dance of Losers
Connie Chung is a lightweight and, unlike Bill Clinton, Gary Condit is an unusually bad liar. He's also the kind of scum-of-the-earth that gives politicians such a bad name.
Can anyone imagine Tim Russert or Chris Mathews or Bill O'Reilly letting Condit off the hook with that "I've been married for 34 years and won't discuss my relationship with Chandra at the request of the Levy family" crap? No wonder he chose Chung for this insulting and ridiculous interview.
The only way he could have gotten a less intimidating interview would be if CBS' Dan Rather had been selected - except for the fact that CBS and Rather don't think this is a newsworthy story and probably wouldn't have aired it anyway.
And yet, despite the minor league performance by Chung, Condit still came off as a lying scuzzball on the level of the stuff you might find on the bottom of your boot after walking through a crowded cow pasture. He dishonors Congress every day he continues to serve in office. How Democrats, especially Dick Gephardt, can continue to support this guy is beyond outrageous.
Then again, this is all probably just some elaborate "gotcha" plan cooked up by Hillary's vast-right wing conspiracy, right?
- Chuck Muth, Editor, GOP News & Views
WHAT IN THE HELL IS WRONG WITH VENTURA'S STAR PRESS...
Is it me, or did anyone else wonder what that big picture was all about on the front page of the OXNARD (Section B) for Tuesday 21 August.
The picture was titled "Taking A Stroll" and I looked all over for an associated story to go with the picture. All I found was a short cutline under the large photo of the grotesque vandalism of graffitti in what looked like one of Oxnard's worst barrios - except for the lack of large volumes of garbage which you normally see strewn in the alley. The Cutline for the Picture said," Stephanie Dosa, 4, pushes her doll in a stroller Monday while walking with her grandmother.... Her grand-mother is not pictured except for her right hand, wrist and partial fore-arm. The cutline goes further to say they are "Taking a Stroll" in an alley near their Oxnard Home. Sweet little Oxnard people, walking where they always have fun, in the alley.
If this is Ventura's way of picturing the quaint life of the peasants in Oxnard, then they have served us well. To the Star: please try to highlight some of the real beauty of our city and when doing so, please include the complete images of people you mention in your cutline. I know cropping the photo was important to you as you had to put the grafitti in the focal point of the frame instead of the people whom you should be showing.
Someday, I hope and pray Oxnard realizes it needs it's own newspaper.
Bill Winter - Editor - Oxnard Journal
The OxJo is receiving several interesting E-mails regarding our Downtown Theatre Article. Here is one example:
I am beside myself at this time after viewing your article on the theatre scheduled for downtown. Is that where all of our money goes? Why can't we stop this bullying that the council has done to the real residents that have lived her for years and years? and keep paying their taxes for what. Have they forgotten who really supports this city us not them. They need to be replaced. Are there any plans for next year when we get to vote these bozos out?
Another thing how much did the city spend on the Cowboys?
We as an Online News Journal are making a Difference..... Please Spread the Word we are here for Oxnard.
Bill Winter - Editor
DOWNTOWN THEATRE DEBAUCLE...
Proposed Oxnard Downtown Theater Project by Peter Apanel
It's apparent from today's article in the Star that the city is still taking the position that it is going to apply for HUD Section 108 funding.
However, as Martin Jones pointed out in a statement he read to the city council in July, the project is ineligible for this type of funding.
Here is the main issue.
There is a mandatory HUD requirement that projects receiving this type of funding must create a certain number of full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs, and the maximum amount that can be spent on any given business is $50,000 per FTE job.
The city claims the theater alone would create 83 FTE jobs. So, if $10 million of the loan guarantee is spent on the theater, that would work out to more than $120,000 per FTE job.
The number of FTE jobs is calculated by adding up all of the hours worked by all employees during the course of a year, and dividing that number by 2,080 hours. So, if there actually were 83 FTE jobs, and the theater was open, on average, 14 hours per day, 365 days per year, that would work out to 33 people, on average, being on duty at any given time the theater is open for business.
Clearly, that's not realistic.
In fact, a theater project of this size would probably generate fewer than 30 FTE jobs, which would work out to more than $333,000 per FTE job -- more than six times the maximum allowed!
Here is the latest development.
Yesterday, I received a letter from HUD's Washington, D.C., office, in response to a letter I mailed on July 13, 2001, concerning the issue of eligibility. HUD's response indicates that my letter has been forwarded to the city, and that HUD has requested that the city send its response directly to me, with copies to HUD, within 15 working days.
So, that should finally put an official end to the possibility of HUD funding for this project, sometime around September 10, because there is no remedy for the project's basic ineligibility.
Also, the Ventura County District Attorney is investigating 13 separate violations of the Brown Act which took place in connection with this project over the past two years when the city council held closed session meetings without identifying, as required by law, all of the parties involved in negotiations; specifically, David Augustine and OREC, LLC. The contact person at the district attorney's office is Tom Harris.
And the state's Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating Victor Georgino's wife, Susan Georgino, the redevelopment director for the City of Burbank, for failing to report all of her husband's business interests in connection with this project. The contact person at the FPPC is Shirley Fong.
[[[----- Original Message ----- ]]] From: Peter Apanel
To: Hernandez, Raul Cc: William.Overend@latimes.com
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 2:24 PM
Subject: Proposed Oxnard Downtown Theater Project
(Editor's Note: Mr. Apanel is a former Oxnard City Employee who worked on Downtown Issues and was aware of the City's early plans for pushing through a Theater Project.)
Upcoming Focus Articles::::::::::::::::::::
- The DownTown Theatre Debaucle
- The lack of attention to the Real Oxnard
- INCC Eye-Opener
- College Park In-Focus (Lois Jones - Reporter)
- 2 0 0 2 Election - What's on the Horizon?
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