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Spring Valley kids protest BP

Posted by wlpo on June 3, 2010

Spring Valley kids protest oil spill
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Given the Gulf Oil spill, are you still filling up at BP?  A group of kids who recently graduated 8th grader in Spring Valley say you shouldn’t.

The kids began protesting in front of the BP Gas Station in Spring Valley Thursday morning.  They have signs and T-shirts explaining their frustration with the oil company and the damage they say they’re causing the sea life.

Beck Hermann is one of the kids who’s trying to make you think before filling up.

She’s says they’re not trying to shut down BP, just trying to get people to realize it’s a horrible thing that is happening.  They think the clean up is taking too long.

She thinks they’ll be back and hopefully raising money for the animals affected by the oil.

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Newspaper Blogger May Have To Be Identified

Posted by wlpo on June 3, 2010

If you like to attack people on newspaper blogs, this may make you think twice about doing it.

The Third District Appellate Court in Ottawa ruled this week that the Ottawa Times should turn over information about a blogger that claimed Don and Janet Maxon were bribing city officials to support a controversial bed and breakfast that never even happened.  The Maxon’s want the information so they can sue the blogger for defamation.

Circuit Judge Eugene Daugherity dismissed the Maxon’s case in October of 2008.  The appellate court though ruled against Daugherity by a vote of 2-1.

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Brick streets not forgotten in Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on June 3, 2010

Brick streets are a dying breed and the city of Ottawa is trying to take care of what they have.

The city is spending $39,000 this year to repair three blocks worth of brick streets.  Ottawa Masonry will do the work since they were the lowest of four bids.

The stretches that’ll have work done in the next few months are on Paul, Poplar and Christie Streets.   The city budgeted nearly $100,000 last year for brick street repairs so they’ve scaled back this year.

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