| Ambassador London® warned to show fruit if it wants to stay on the City gravy train, LFP, F.11
Lots of rain, windy weather in London's forecast, WN, F.11
Board of Control agenda for Wednesday, February 11
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BORED OF CONTROL'S ALL-STAR, CREATIVE CITY LINEUP: They're from Pennsylvania and they're here to entertain ya! Left to right: Controller Bud Polhill, Deputy-Mayor Tom Gosnell, Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best, Controller Gina Barber and Controller Gord Hume.
Egypt unveils perfectly preserved ancient mummy, AP, F.11
Pedestrian dragged 27 km through streets of NYC, CP, F.11
STRANGE BUT TRUE: Valuable City of London-owned Lombardo artifacts scooped from museum by former curator ~ after City staff let him in the locked door then watched him cart it away!
London, Ontario-born bandleader and speedboat champion Guy Lombardo (1902-1977)
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THIS JUST IN: Alt-London has learned that the A News at 6 pm (Feb. 10) will broadcast a follow-up story about the Lombardo Museum collection and its former curator Doug Flood, who removed not only his personal Lombaro and music collection from the museum, but also City of London-owned Lombardo memorabilia worth thousands of dollars.
Apparently, City officials have asked for the publicly owned artifacts back but Mr. Flood refuses to return it.
A-News reporter Bryan Bicknell nailed the story, reporting that Mr. Flood even scooped Lombardo's custom-made, antique (1946) violin that was donated to the museum in 1984 by Guy Lombardo's younger brother, Joseph!
Alt-London has been writing about this ongoing scandal for months and then reporter Patrick Maloney of The London Free Press did a story on it on Jan. 30 and completely blew it by failing to report that Mr. Flood had scooped valuable City of London artifacts from the Lombardo museum in addition to his own. To read more about this fiasco, click on "Comments" below.
(And to think the LFP's senior online editor Dan Brown thinks that no news is ever reported by London bloggers. Meanwhile back at the ranch, Alt-London has scooped the LFP scores of times during the past two years on significant London stories.)
Senate passes Obama's economic recovery plan, CTV, F.10
Charlton Heston out, Barack Hussein Obama in!
Sub-atomic particle collider to restart in September, AP, F.10
HIGH-TECH GIZMO COULD DESTROY THE PLANET: Additional safety features being added to the world's largest atom smasher will postpone its startup until the end of September, a year after the US$10 billion machine was sidelined by a simple electrical fault.
Canada's bankruptcy rate soars 50 per cent, T.Star, F.10
China's monthly auto sales overtake U.S. for first time, AP, F.10
GM to cut another 10,000 salaried jobs, AP, F.10
Global warming causing birds to shift north, AP, F.10
LONDON, ONTARIO, POLICE BEAT
BREAKING NEWS: Home invasion and robbery by two thugs on Cathcart Street Monday afternoon
ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009, at 4:45 pm a 20-year-old man heard a knock at the door to his Cathcart Street residence in old south London.
When he opened the door, two men forced their way in.
One of the men brandished a knife and demanded money. The suspects then removed electronic equipment from the residence and fled. The resident was not injured.
London Police were called and are looking for two suspects described as:
INSIDE: Citizens help nab Londoner Otto Duran, 21, who's charged with armed robbery, resisting arrest, weapons dangerous and assault.
White male, 18 years old, 5’10 to 6’, short brown hair and was wearing a blue and black jacket, blue jeans and had his face covered with a blue bandana.
White male, 18 years old, 5’10 to 6’, wearing a black and silver hoodie, black baseball hat and blue jeans.
If anyone has any information contact London Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
You can also provide your tips online at www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
Citizens help nab Londoner Otto Duran, 21, who's charged with armed robbery, resisting arrest, weapons dangerous and assault
ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009, at 4 pm a woman was walking on Dundas Street near Beatrice Street in east London to make a cash deposit at a local bank when she was approached by a lone man.
The man brandished a knife and demanded money.
The suspect then reached into the woman’s coat and grabbed a bag containing a quantity of cash and fled on foot. The female was not injured.
A nearby citizen who saw the robbery occur gave chase to the area of Dumont Street where two more citizens were flagged down to assist.
The suspect pulled the knife on the citizens who were able to get the suspect to the ground and hold him there until London Police arrived.
One of the citizens received non-life threatening injuries during the struggle with the suspect.
Otto Duran, 21 years old of London, is charged with armed robbery, resist arrest, weapons dangerous and assault.