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Guy Lombardo's multiple-award-winning Tempo VII hydroplane, built in 1955 and powered by an Allison aircraft engine, has been owned by the City of London since 1983 when it was donated to the City by the late Colonel Tom Lawson.

It is currently on display at London's Jet Aircraft Museum along with the Miss Supertest III hydroplane, immediately northwest of the London International Airport. It is open Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm.

Contact London's heritage planner Don Menard (dmenardATlondon.ca) if you or your organization are interested in displaying the Tempo VII in a public setting for a special short-term event.


LOMBARDO TRIVIA: London-born-and-raised bandleader Guy Lombardo (June 19, 1902- Nov. 5, 1977) never travelled across the bridge named in his honour in London, Ontario, since the bridge never officially opened until Nov. 16, 1978, more than a year after his death.

Guy Lombardo (1902-1977) with his younger sister, Rosemarie Lombardo (1925-2011) in the 1940s. Guy and his brothers in the orchestra actually named their sister Rosemarie, who was born 23 years after Guy.


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     Citizens should be more than just spectators to the annual State-of-the Union spectacle Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
     Author:  Butch McLarty
     Dated:  Saturday, January 30 2010 @ 04:14 PM EST
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    OPINION ~ INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

    Citizens should be more than just spectators to the annual State-of-the Union spectacle

    By Ralph Nader
    SPECIAL TO ALTLONDON.ORG

    THE PRESIDENT'S State-of-the-Union Address is the Big Speech of the year. Yet there is never an opportunity either for the press or the citizenry to promptly follow up with any questions or requests for clarifications.

    As a result, doubt and misunderstandings fester.

    Watching President Obama's speech the other evening before a joint session of vociferous members of Congress, quiet Supreme Court Justices and military brass, I jotted down a few items for the White House to consider.

  • First, Mr. Obama cited the Senate's inaction four times in contrast to the House of Representatives. To add to his frustration, he cited the Republican leadership for insisting that "sixty votes in the Senate are required to do any business at all in this town."

  • What he did not do was to urge his fellow Democrats to change the filibuster rule by a simple majority vote.

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     LONDON, ONTARIO, BREAKING NEWS: Another bank stickup ~ the Royal Bank in White Oaks Mall this afternoon Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
     Author:  Betty McLarty
     Dated:  Friday, January 29 2010 @ 04:01 PM EST
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    The Running of the Reptiles® 2010

  • Altlondon® stands by its previous prediction that Ted Wernham will NOT be running in Civic Election 2010 in Ward 9 or in any other ward.

  • Two new candidates have crawled out of the woodwork on Friday (Jan. 29) to file their nomination papers for the mayoral race: Dan Lenart, 44, and Aaron Broughm, 48 (who dat?).

  • This brings the total number of mayoral candidates up to four: Mayor DeCicco-Best, supermarket cashier-office cleaner Cynthia Etheridge, art studio co-ordinator Dan Lenart, a supporter of the Freedom Party of Ontario in the past and Aaron Broughm.

  • On May 4, 2006, Aaron R. Broughm described himself as "The most furtile [sic] man in Canada." on the Future Pundit website.
    Cold-weather alert issued for Middlesex-London

    THIS JUST IN: London, ON ~ The Medical Officer of Health has issued Middlesex-London’s first COLD WEATHER ALERT of 2010. This Alert will come into effect later this evening as the Environment Canada forecast predicts air temperatures will fall to a low of -16°C tonight.

    Over the next few days air temperatures are expected to remain very cold, with evening low temperatures forecast to reach -16°C Saturday and Sunday nights.

    The Cold Weather Alert will remain in effect until Monday, February 1st.


  • UAW leader to members: 'Shut the f*ck up, you motherf*ckers!' Na, J.29


  • Four UWO football Mustangs join World Team at Pro Bowl, WN,J.29

  • Golfer John Daly says he's finished as a pro golfer, ESPN, J.29

  • Extra pounds may extend life of seniors, CBC, J.29

  • LONDON, ONTARIO, POLICE BEAT

    BREAKING NEWS: Another bank stickup ~ the Royal Bank in White Oaks Mall this afternoon

    ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010, at approximately 12:47 pm a lone man entered the RBC at White Oaks Mall located at 1105 Wellington Road South and passed a note to the teller demanding money.

    No weapon was seen.

    The suspect obtained a quantity of cash and fled out of the mall towards Wellington Road South.

    No one in the bank was injured. Police are looking for a suspect described as:


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     LONDON, ONTARIO, NEWS: Five young thugs sought by police after robbery at Adelaide and Osgoode Drive Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
     Author:  Betty McLarty
     Dated:  Friday, January 29 2010 @ 02:28 PM EST
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    LONDON, ONTARIO, POLICE BEAT

    Five young thugs sought by police after violent robbery at Adelaide and Osgoode Drive yesterday

    ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010, at 11:45 pm an 18 -year-old man was waiting for a bus at Adelaide Street South at Osgoode Drive when he was approached by five unknown men.

    The men assaulted the victim and stole property from him.

    The victim received minor injuries. Police are looking for five suspects described as:

  • #1 Suspect: White male, 5'7, 200 lbs, 17-18 years old with tanned skin, unknown hair colour, wearing hooded jacket, brown eyes with piercing on his face (on eye brow and on ear), possible shaved head wearing a green jacket (football style).

  • #2 Suspect: white male, 5'9 170 lbs, 17-18 years old with fair skin, skinny build, with a red-and-white plaid coat (lumber jack style).

  •  LONDON, ONTARIO, BREAKING NEWS: Teller smashed in the head with a handgun during robbery at Bank of Nova Scotia on Dundas East Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
     Author:  Butch McLarty
     Dated:  Thursday, January 28 2010 @ 04:02 PM EST
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    BREAKING NEWS: Corpse identified by London Police

    THIS JUST IN: The corpse found in McMahen Park about 12:45 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 27 has been identified as Sheldon O’Quinn, 44.

    McMahen Park is located east off of Adelaide Street North, just north of the CP tracks.

    While autopsy results are not yet available, London Police do not suspect foul play.


    MILITARY COVERUP?: Newfoundlanders want answers about missiles flying overhead, CTV, J.28


    MISSILES SCREECH BY NEWFOUNDLAND: No one seems to know what two neighbors saw off the coast of Newfoundland earlier this week, but the two are convinced three large bullet-like objects were missiles. And they have photos they say prove it.
  • Lawn care companies want charges laid against environment minister and 23 activists, CP, J.28

  • PESTICIDE BAN DUST-UP

  • Janice Forsyth is new director of UWO's International Centre for Olympic Studies, WN, J.28


  • Author J.D. Salinger dead at 91, NYT, J.28

  • Salinger's celebrated novel inspired John Lennon's psychotic killer

  • Writer Howard Zinn dead at 87, MSNBC, J.28

  • LONDON, ONTARIO, POLICE BEAT

    BREAKING NEWS: Teller smashed in the head with a handgun during robbery at Bank of Nova Scotia on Dundas East

    ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010, at 10:06 am two men, one brandishing a handgun, entered the Bank of Nova Scotia located at 1880 Dundas Street East and demanded money.

    While demanding money, one of the suspects smashed a teller in the head with the gun.

    A quantity of cash was obtained and the suspects fled.

    The teller received non-life threatening injuries.


     WANTED: Fraudster and thief Richard Earl Rupert, 54 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
     Author:  Butch McLarty
     Dated:  Wednesday, January 27 2010 @ 05:17 PM EST
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  • Did you miss Obama's Stae of the Union Address 2010? Click here to see/ hear it, YT, J.27

  • LONDON, ONTARIO, POLICE BEAT

    WANTED: Fraudster and thief Richard Earl Rupert, 54

    THE LONDON POLICE SERVICE, in partnership with several Ontario police services is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a wanted man.

    Richard Earl Rupert 54, is wanted on a Canada-Wide Warrant for robbery, break and enter, various counts of fraud, attempt fraud and theft.

    A warrant has been applied for Rupert for one count of fraud under $5,000 in relation to a fraud that occurred on March 17, 2009, in London involving an elderly victim.


     LONDON, ONTARIO, NEWS: The case of the missing Chihuahua Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
     Author:  Butch McLarty
     Dated:  Wednesday, January 27 2010 @ 04:28 PM EST
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    FEATURED VIDEO: Four charges stayed against UWO student violently arrested on Oct. 14, 2009. Instead, student will be treated under the Mental Health Act.


  • Dead man found in McMahen Park in London, LFPV, J.27


  • Queens Park in Old East to get a $360-K facelift, CL, J.27


  • CHOO CHOO ON THE MOVE: Part of the ongoing plan is to move "Engine 86" westward, closer to Ontario Street and the Confederation Building.
  • King's University College signs agreement with Swedish School, WN, J.27


  • Faulty Toyota part made in Ontario, GM, J.27

  • Canadian named at Tiger's 19th mistress, OC, J.27

  • LONDON, ONTARIO, POLICE BEAT

    The case of the missing Chihuahua

    ON FRIDAY, JANUARY, 22, 2020, at 11 pm a Boulee Street residence in northeast London was secured and the resident went to bed.

    When the owner awoke the next morning, the residence was broken into and her six-month-old Chihuahua was missing.

    Through further investigation that day, London Police attended a north London residence and recovered the Chihuahua. The Chihuahua was fine.


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     LONDON, ONTARIO, NEWS: Pot grow-op busted at 8 Spiritwood Court in southeast London Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
     Author:  Mr_Ambassador
     Dated:  Tuesday, January 26 2010 @ 11:31 AM EST
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    BREAKING NEWS: The University of Western Ontario has been officially informed that it's been rejected as the home for Canada's HIV-vaccine manufacturing plant.

  • Winnipeg's bid rejected as well, feds may be axing plan altogether, WFP, J.26

  • FEATURED VIDEO: Anti-gay crusader Anita Bryant takes a "fruit cream pie" in the kisser in 1977. Hilarious.


  • Click here to learn more about Anita Bryant's sure-fire cure for homosexuality called "Homo No Mo" YT

  • Bookmark Altlondon for the latest information about The Running of the Reptiles 2010®


    Stay tuned to Altlondon for all your cutting-edge Civic-Election-2010 coverage. You'll often read accurate election stories here a few days before you read them in The London Free Press or elsewhere.
    LondonFog ~ once a popular spot for London and area's right-wing lunatics to spout off on topics they knew absolutely nothing about ~ has pretty much died on the vine. The site is now updated about once every two months or so. Pity.

    More evidence that right-wing nutters have no staying power!


  • THE TRUE STORY: What really happened to Tiger Woods the night of his SUV crash, TS, J.26

  • Tiger's wife visits him in sex rehab and hopes to avoid a divorce, NP, J.26


  • Former IBL commish Jim Rooney buys into the Guelph Royals, GM, J.26

  • NATO commander, Karzai favour talks with Taliban, CTV, J.26

  • Police Chief Faulkner retiring on July 31, 2010

    THIS JUST IN: London Police Chief Murray Faulkner, with 35 years under his belt as a London police officer, the last six as chief, has revealed that he'll be retiring effective July 31, 2010.

    And no, he has no interest in politics. Chief Faulkner says he prefers giving orders to debating issues of the day. SOURCE: Philip McLeod's interview show on Rogers TV.


    LONDON, ONTARIO, POLICE BEAT

    Pot grow-op busted at 8 Spiritwood Court in southeast London

    ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2010, while officers were at a separate address on Spiritwood Court on an unrelated matter, Police detected the strong odour of marijuana coming from 8 Spiritwood Court in southeast London.

    Three men from the residence were arrested.

    On Monday, January 25, 2010, at 8:12 am the London Police Guns-and-Drugs Section, in partnership with the London RCMP Drug Section, executed a search warrant at 8 Spiritwood Court.


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     LONDON, ONTARIO, NEWS: Londoner Marian Simpson, 49, charged with aggravated assault after woman stabbed four times Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
     Author:  Betty McLarty
     Dated:  Monday, January 25 2010 @ 05:25 PM EST
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  • Fisheries Minister Gail Shea gets pied by PETA, CP, J.25


  • PIED BY PETA: BURLINGTON, Ont. ~ Police have charged a woman with assault after a pie was pushed into the face of federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea today in Burlington, Ont. Shea was delivering a speech at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters to open the Aquatic Life Research Facility, west of Toronto.
    LONDON, ONTARIO, POLICE BEAT

    Londoner Marian Simpson, 49, charged with aggravated assault after woman stabbed four times

    ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2010, at 3:20 pm London Police attended a residence on River Run Terrace near Hamilton Road in relation to a stabbing.

    A 49-year-old woman struck a 40-year-old woman in the head with a knife during an unprovoked attack.

    A struggle over the knife ensued between both women.

    The attacker grabbed the victim and held the knife to her throat resulting in a large cut. The victim was able to escape to a neighbouring residence.


     LONDON, ONTARIO, NEWS: Londoner Anthony Fonseca, 28, charged with one count of accessing kiddie porn Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
     Author:  Mr_Ambassador
     Dated:  Saturday, January 23 2010 @ 04:59 PM EST
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  • Ever feel like you need a bath because you've been up to your neck in shit all day at the office? SDP, J.23


  • Nobody wants a gutless polecat for a prime minister


    "If there's one thing Canadians can't stand it's a polecat for a prime minister who prorogues parliament every time s/he lands in a pickle." ~ Betty McLarty
  • 24-year-old survivor pulled from rubble in Haiti 11 days after massive quake, CNN, J.23


  • Untendered $7-B Samsung deal upsets homegrown competitors, TS, J.23

  • Welcome to Altlondon®. Your friend in cyberspace since 2001. Please come again. E-mail comments, news tips and advertising inquiries to butchmlarty@yahoo.ca

  • UWO cheerleader Tiana Enhorning is Sports Illustrated's Cheerleader of the Week, SI, J.22

  • LONDON, ONTARIO, POLICE BEAT

    Londoner Anthony Fonseca, 28, charged with one count of accessing kiddie porn

    THE LONDON POLICE Cyber Crime Unit has arrested a London man after executing a search warrant at his residence.

    Charged with one count of accessing child pornography is Anthony Fonseca, 28 years of age.

    If you have any information regarding this matter or any other Criminal Code offence, please contact the London Police Service at 519.661.5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477).


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    Most Recent Post: 01/24 05:13PM by Butch McLarty

     London driver charged with leaving the scene after striking 17 year old in northeast London Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
     Author:  Betty McLarty
     Dated:  Friday, January 22 2010 @ 05:39 PM EST
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    LONDON, ONTARIO, POLICE BEAT

    London driver charged with leaving the scene after striking 17 year old in northeast London

    ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009, at 3:25 pm two young males ran southbound across Cheapside Street near Taylor in northeast London. A third male, 17 years old, hesitated while attempting to cross Cheapside Street and was struck by an eastbound vehicle.

    The eastbound vehicle failed to stop and fled at the scene. A citizen attempted to follow the vehicle but lost it after it made several evasive turns.

    A description of the vehicle and driver was provided to London Police.