Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Calaveras Community Foundation allowed to pursue county employeesl

   The Board of Supervisors has passed, with the help of Brent Harrington and Lynnette Norfold (retired county employees who sit on this non-profit board)

Congratulations, Supervisor Wilensky

   To our shock and amazement, Supervisor Wilensky actually said something very important and worthwhile; something we at the Sentinel have been saying for a long time.

Murphys 1991 Fire Investigation Reopened

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Tuesday December 11, 2012, 2:11 PM

Calaveras County Sheriff's Office


    (San Andreas, CA) On November 26, 2012, the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office was notified that investigators with the Seneca County Sheriff's Department in New York were investigating a homicide in their jurisdiction.

Heart Surgeon Gives Patients Infection When Glove Rips


A heart surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center accidentally gave cardiac infections to five patients because his latex gloves tore during surgery, hospital officials confirmed.  Five patients  were diagnosed with endocarditis, or an infection of the heart chamber lining and valves.

Mandela's Infection May Be Pneumonia

Nelson Mandela is being treated for a lung infection, a term often used synonymously with pneumonia. Elderly people are at an increased risk for infections in general — more so if the person has many chronic medical problems,

Did Romney cause Pacquiao knockout?


Mitt Romney's pre-fight meeting with Manny Pacquiao will be preserved in Taiwanese animation.

How risky really are kickoffs?



    There are strong reactions from football fans around the country that say there is no need for the NFL to eliminate kickoffs.

    Will fans boycott watching football if this rule takes shape? How will eliminating kickoffs factor into the frequency of concussions among players?

Like Amsterdam: US bar lets patrons get stoned



Thanks to a successful ballot initiative last month, Washington state residents can legally smoke marijuana in the privacy of their living rooms as of Thursday.

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Brady and Peyton are back on top


The streaking Patriots and Broncos are 1-2 with three weeks left in the regular season.

Forget rookie of the year — Luck for MVP?


 If Johnny Manziel can win the Heisman Trophy as a freshman, why can't Andrew Luck be considered NFL MVP as a rookie?

Locals hire tugboat to remove rotting whale from beach


Fed up with the stench of a decaying whale carcass that washed up on a Malibu beach -- and with the inaction of government officials -- a local homeowners association took matters into its own hands and hired a tugboat that pulled the body out to sea late Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

A spill with a chill: Penguin takes tumble on ice


A new video making waves across the Internet shows a colony of penguins making their way across a swatch of ice. One unlucky penguin goes down with a slip of a flipper.  What would we do without u-tube?

UK cops seek help identifying man who fell from sky

Police in Britain have appealed for help establishing the identity of a man whose body apparently fell from the sky and crashed onto a west London sidewalk.

'Pinocchio' wasn't a lie: The nose reacts when you fib


In the the story of Walt Disney's "Pinocchio," the boy puppet's lies are revealed whenever his wooden nose grows. Since then, a "growing nose" has been synonymous with being caught in a fib.

How Did the Republicans Lose it?

   There has been weeks of soul-searching, anatomical examinations and a lot of WHINING

Jim DeMints' Goodbye to the Senate

   Many feel that Jim De-Mint's reasons for leaving the Senate, actually deserting the voters who elected him to a full term, are varied.

   In his final words to the Senate, he stated that he felt he had done all he could do (for the tea party?), but then there is the $1 million salary at the Heritage Foundation.

   Others have said they thought he felt that the time of the tea party is fading and he wouldn't have the influence he once had as their spokesperson in the Senate.

A little bit of Spellman....

   We've decided to divulge a little of our conversations with self-appointed "god" of the First Amendment with Supervisor(?) Spellman, from the past two days.  You won't believe this!!!

   As you know, we have been very concerned about him for some time, and these statements did not appear to us to be from someone who is actually an ELECTED OFFICIAL!  


International Human Rights Day, 12.09.2012 and Women


    (Sunday, 12.09.2012) was international Human Rights Day, which celebrates The Universal Declaration of Human Rights  adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10th, 1948.

Warning: Icy Bridge in Railroad Flat

  9:15 AM:  CHP was just notified that the bridge at Hwy 26 and Railroad Flat Rd. is very icy. Use caution if driving in that area.

Storm expected tonite...

   Be prepared. The weather bureau says a winter storm with low elevation snow is due in Calaveras County tonite.

   Snow could reach down to the 3000' elevation and temperatures will be dropping for all of the foothill area.

ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Youth Forum

     The ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Youth Forum took place in Bali from Dec 4-6 2012. As noted by the ICPD: "Forty-three percent of the world's population is currently under 25 –

Contact the White House?

   If you are concerned about the upcoming "fiscal cliff" and would like to express your opinion to the White House, you may at www.whitehouse.gov/engage/join.