As stated at the August 25 hearing the board will be proposing new rates, including a dangerous and un-democratic proposal. The proposed new rate increases are tantamount to stealing from the poor, and senior citizens. In spite of a state wide drought and calls for rationing water the SW Board unbelievably has now stooped to a new political low; by blatantly proposing to double the water rates for the above affected groups. The genius reasons given by the SW Board is that the above groups are conserving, and using less water? Those groups will see their rates double. From a low of 35 cents per hector foot (748 gallons), to the present rate of $1.40 then the new rate of $2.80 per hector foot. For those who use the most water, and conserve the least, their rate will increase 16 cents! The dangerous and undemocratic proposal that is unknown to most water rate payers the the SW Board is proposing would: Forgo any public input on future rate increases for the next five years.
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Former teacher found guilty of manslaughter in boy’s hit-and-run death |
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As soon as Panthas’ second departed to inform the Archduke’s son of his opponent’s preference, The Knave paid a visit to the apothecary. The man’s medicinal competence was questionable but his talents extended to less reputable substances than anti-pregnancy potions. “It has to act quickly to disable,” he said, explaining what he wanted. “The problem with that kind of poison, Young Master, is it’s invariably fatal and usually easy to detect. My recommendation is to use something more subtle – a little sprinkle on the food or in the grog. It will take some time to act but you won’t be disappointed by the result, and no one will be the wiser.” “I don’t have days or hours or even minutes. The moment the poison is administered, it must cause incapacitation.” Otherwise, I’m dead – not that death means much to me anymore. The apothecary shrugged as if to suggest that people who didn’t take his advice eventually regretted it.
Source: The Last Whisper of the Gods – The Knave
The Last Whisper of the Gods – The Knave
Immediately after the verdict, Raidy’s parents took the stand to describe their heartbreak. Then Lowe spoke and sobbed throughout. She said she had a panic attack and wasn’t thinking rationally when the incident happened. OnWednesday the jury was shown several photos police took of Lowe’s car. Grand Prairie police lead traffic investigator Tommy Hendrick testified that the evidence was clear. “The defendant ran a red light and ignored the crosswalk,” he told the jury. When asked if he saw skid marks at the scene of the deadly crash, Hendrick said, “No.” The trial has now moved into the sentencing phase.
Source: Former teacher found guilty of manslaughter in boy’s hit-and-run death |
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