Duo Arrested Following Traffic Stop

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Two City of Jamestown residents are facing charges following a traffic stop on Sampson Street near McKinley Avenue Monday morning.Jamestown Police say they pulled over Steven Sanay, 26, for allegedly not using a turn signal just after 2 a.m.Through investigation officers believed Sanay was driving while intoxicated.While officers were conducting sobriety tests a passenger in the vehicle, Marie Dobbins, 33, exited and allegedly began shouting loudly at police. Officers say Dobbins refused to get back into the vehicle and continued to yell. Police say the woman ignored officer’s commands and repeatedly interfered with their DWI investigation.Dobbins was placed under arrested. She is charged with unnecessary noise and second-degree obstructing governmental administration.Sanay is charged with no turn signal, driving while intoxicated, driving with .08% of 1% more of alcohol.Police say both were taken to Jamestown City Jail and later released with appearance tickets in accordance with New York State’s bail reform law.last_img read more

Two Charged After Allegedly Driving Snowmobiles Drunk

first_imgMGN Stock Image.MINA – Two Ohio residents are facing charges after allegedly driving their snowmobiles while intoxicated on Route 426 in the Town of Mina on Sunday.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday deputies checked two snowmobiles stopped in the roadway on Route 426.Through investigation they alleged that Joseph Mcabier, 48, and Daniel Lostosk, 58, were snowmobiling while intoxicated.Deputies say Mcabier and Lostoski refused a breath test. Both were charged and released with an appearance ticket for the Town of Mina Court at a later date. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cattaraugus County Man Charged For Threatening Young Girl For Sexual Images

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) AdamPrzezdziek / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 BUFFALO – A Little Valley man was arrested and charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office with production of child pornography and cyberstalking on Monday.Prosecutors say in November 2019 Dyllan Barber, 19, allegedly started speaking with a underaged girl via Snapchat posing as a hacker who gained control over her account.Barber allegedly threatened to publicly release her information if she did not send him sexually explicit images of herself.Prosecutors say girl followed his commands and sent images as requested. Barber appeared in front of a federal judge on Monday and was released on conditions.The charges carry a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 30 years, and a $250,000 fine.last_img read more

GCB Vet Miriam Shor to Go Toe–to–Toe with Sutton Foster on TV Land’s Younger Pilot

first_img Star Files View Comments Miriam Shor was a hoot to watch as the crafty and wicked Cricket Caruth-Reilly on ABC’s too-short-lived GCB, opposite Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth’s Carlene Cockburn. And now the stage and screen favorite is going to be frenemies with another awesome Tony winner: Sutton Foster! According to Deadline.com, Shor is joining Foster’s previously announced TV Land pilot Younger as a series regular. Shor made a splash with her performance in the 1998 off-Broadway production of the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch and in the 2001 film adaptation of the same name. Her TV credits include The Good Wife, Swingtown, My Name Is Earl, The West Wing, Damages, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Bored to Death, Royal Pains and Mildred Pierce. Written and produced by Sex and the City creator Darren Star, Younger features Foster as a New Jersey divorced single mother in her early 40s who kickstarts her career by passing herself off as a 20-something, landing a hot job at a New York City publishing company. Shor will play Diana, the high-strung head of PR for Passion Press. Known as “Trout Pout,” Diana is an arrogant woman who gets ahead by standing on the shoulders of her underlings. Kristin Chenoweth Sutton Fosterlast_img read more

Hot Ticket! See Audra McDonald in Lady Day!

first_img Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Written by Lanie Robertson and directed by Lonny Price, the bio-show recounts Holiday’s life story through the songs that made her famous. 1959, in a small, intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday puts on a show that unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witnesses to one of the last performances of her lifetime. Through her poignant voice and moving songs, one of the greatest jazz singers of all-time shares her loves and her losses. McDonald will perform 18 numbers as Holiday, including “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Taint Nobody’s Biz-ness” and “God Bless the Child.” View Comments Tickets are now available for five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald’s return to Broadway as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. The show will play a limited ten-week engagement at the intimate Circle in the Square, with some audience members being seated at tables onstage. Performances begin March 25 with opening night set for April 13. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill debuted off-Broadway in 1986 starring Lonette McKee and has been produced around the country and internationally ever since. Tony and Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater starred in another show, entitled just Lady Day, off-Broadway that closed earlier this year. Related Showslast_img read more

Original Newsies Star Capathia Jenkins Will Return Prior to Show’s Final Bow

first_img Star Files In addition to Newsies, Jenkins has appeared on Broadway in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Caroline, or Change, The Look of Love and The Civil War. Newsies View Comments Based on the 1992 Disney film of the same name, Newsies follows a young New York City newsboy who leads a group of orphans in a protest against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. The musical took home two Tonys in 2012: Best Score and Best Choreography. In addition to Fisher-Wilson, the cast currently includes Corey Cott, John Dossett, Liana Hunt, Ben Fankhauser and Andy Richardson. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Capathia Jenkins She’s healthy, she’s wealthy, she’s wise! Original Newsies star Capathia Jenkins tweeted that she will return to the musical as vaudeville showgirl Medda Larkin and a source close to the production has confirmed that she will begin performances on July 15. Jenkins originally left the Disney tuner on September 9, 2012. The role is currently played by LaVon Fisher-Wilson. The show, which features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by Harvey Fierstein, will play its final performance at the Nederlander Theatre on August 24 before a national tour launches in October.last_img read more

Constantine Maroulis Is Coming Back to Broadway’s Rock of Ages

first_img The current cast of Rock of Ages includes Aaron C. Finley as Drew, Carrie St. Louis as Sherrie, Joey Calveri as Stacee Jaxx, Adam Dannheisser as Dennis, Genson Blimline as Lonny, Josephine Rose Roberts as Regina, Cody Scott Lancaster as Franz, Paul Schoeffler as Hertz and Teresa Stanley as Justice. View Comments Star Files Rock of Ages Raise your lighters, because the original Drew is coming back to The Bourbon Room! Constantine Maroulis will return to the cast of Rock of Ages beginning August 4. The Tony nominee will play a 12-week engagement (through October 26) at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 Maroulis was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Rock of Ages when the show opened in 2009. He also starred in the tuner off-Broadway and headlined the national tour. He most recently appeared on Broadway in Jekyll & Hyde. A finalist on the fourth season of American Idol, Maroulis’ other stage credits include Broadway’s The Wedding Singer, off-Broadway’s Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and the national tour of Rent. Related Shows In a statement spoofing LeBron James’ recent Sports Illustrated essay (how often do you hear us say that?), Maroulis said the show “holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. My relationship with Rock of Ages is bigger than Broadway. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.” Featuring a score of classic rock hits including “Here I Go Again,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, an aspiring rock star who moves to Los Angeles to make his dreams come true. The show celebrated its fifth anniversary in April of this year. Constantine Maroulislast_img read more

Benefit of Low Grain Supply

first_imgLow grain supplies have buyers scrambling to make sure they’ll have enough for theirneeds. A marketing expert said farmers should be scrambling, too, to lock in prices drivenup by the shortage. “Grain stocks in the United States and globally are at very low levels,” saidGeorge Shumaker, an economist with the University of Georgia Extension Service.”You’d have to go back to the end of World War II to find a time when global grainstocks were as low as they are right now,” Shumaker said.Many experts like to see a buffer of about 75 days’ worth of use. But stocks havedropped to about 30 days’ worldwide use.Because of the shortage, markets have placed a premium on all grain prices.”This premium should encourage growers to plant more acres to meet the growingneed for food and feed grains,” Shumaker said.The high-price grains include corn, wheat and soybeans used for human food or to feedlivestock for later human consumption. Current prices for wheat and corn, the feed grains, are higher than for soybeans, anoilseed. That’s because corn and wheat are in scarcer supply than oilseeds.Higher prices in all of these grains have caused an “auction for acreage,”Shumaker said. Buyers try to make sure they will be able to buy enough grain by gettingfarmers to plant more of the grain with the shortest supply.”Bidding prices higher encourages farmers to plant more of that commodity,”he said.Georgia grain growers can take advantage of that. Shumaker said using cash contracts,hedging futures markets and buying options are all good ways to manage marketing risk.”We’re going to have some excellent forward-pricing opportunities in early1996,” he said.As high as prices are, the market is more volatile, too. Weather forecasts play a keypart in setting market prices.The low supply makes the present crop more precious than it would be otherwise. Buyerskeep a close eye on current crop conditions and adjust prices up or down depending on howweather could affect the crop. Farmers can’t affect these price fluctuations, but they can take advantage of them asthey happen. Shumaker said this is an excellent time to learn about managing market risk– while prices are high.”The ‘Freedom to Farm’ bill will force farmers to learn more about riskmanagement,” he said. “We’re fortunate that prices are so high now when farmersare learning.”The new farm bill will also affect acreage. Shumaker expects an increase in corn andsoybean acreage over 1995. This is partly due to farmers’ planting fewer peanuts, but alsobecause of higher grain prices.Grain buyers and others look to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ProspectivePlantings Report on March 31 to find out what farmers intend to plant this year.”These intentions could affect current prices for all grains,” Shumaker said.”So producers need to act quickly when they see a profitable opportunity.”last_img read more

Cloning Quality

first_imgThe research is expected to add value to cattle for operatorsacross the nation, by helping them provide more consistent beef.And that’s what consumers want at the grocery store. “But with this kind of genetic superiority, that extra cost willbe worth it,” Stice said. Add to that the factor of breeding cloned bulls to many cows withvaried backgrounds and Stice feels their plan will maintain alarge bovine genetic pool. Which brings up an oft-asked question about maintaining geneticdiversity in cattle. “Part of the plan we have is to preservegenetic diversity,” he said. “That’s one of the reasons we ‘bank’cells — that and to keep a variety of characteristics availableto quickly meet changing consumer demand.” Stice’s work doesn’t change the genetic makeup of the animals, itjust repeats it — exactly. STICE AT WORK Cloning cattle used to be the stuff of science fiction, but now it’s science fact. Steve Stice is working to perfect the cloning process at his UGA laboratory. He expects perfect copies of superior cattle to be on the farm in five to ten years. “All these things take time, though,” he said. “It won’t happenovernight.” To begin the cloning process, scientists collect cells from theskin and ovaries of genetically superior cattle. These cattleshow characteristics that meet consumer demands for beef, likegood intramuscular marbling, or a long torso which produces moresteaks. This story is another in a weekly series called “Planting the Seed: Science for the New Millennium.” These stories feature ideas and advances in agricultural and environmental sciences with implications for the future. Once the cells are collected, Stice’s team can either ‘bank’ them for later use or clone them. “We’ve found we get the best results with cells from ovaries,” Stice said. The team of scientists is currently working with cells from 10 beef cattle. “These cattle have such good genetic characteristics, their owners are willing to pay for the inefficiencies of the process to get ‘copies’ of them into their breeding program.” But in other areas where artificial insemination is commonly usedor for purebred farmers, this program shows glowing promise. Scientists cloning cattle in University of Georgia laboratories see their work going straight to the farm and the grocery store. High-quality bulls they clone for cattle farms will make consistently high-quality beef more available for consumers. “The more we do this (clone cattle), the better we get at it,” said Steven Stice, an associate professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. But it’s a slow process, scientifically speaking.Stice and a team of scientists and technicians, are perfecting the techniques to clone cattle in their Athens laboratory. Once that process is finalized, they’ll begin transferring the cloned embryos to recipient cows. These cows will be surrogate mothers to the calves as they mature. With these ‘copies’, Stice said more producers can add thesuperior characteristics to their herds, either throughtraditional breeding or artificial insemination. In the South,most commercial cattle farmers don’t use artificial insemination,because the extra management required by heat and humidity makeit more expensive than it’s worth. Stice expects the first of his perfect copies to be in commercialbreeding programs in five to 10 years. For the purebred cattle farmer who can afford it, cloning isalready a reality. But for the program to be a success, as Sticedefines it, these cloned breeding bulls will have to cost $4,000to $5,000. That’s about twice the cost of most bulls purchased for commercial operations. J. Rodekohr, UGA CAESlast_img read more

Small-stream buffers

first_imgThe State is funding a study to look at this issue and the results will be coming out this summer that will provide much needed information on this issue. If the intent is to base natural resource legislation on sound science, we need to allow time for that scientific analysis to be completed.(Mark Risse, Judy Meyer, David Radcliffe Liz Kramer RhettJackson and William Bumback are scientists with water-relatedresponsibilities with the University of Georgia.) Decades of scientific research throughout the country have demonstrated the services to society provided by intact small streams. These services are eliminated when streams are piped.This is what we know about small streams: In the Blue Ridge, an average annual flow of 25 gpm is generated by a watershed of about 16 acres. This only applies to the Blue Ridge. The watershed area generating that flow is likely to be significantly larger in other parts of the state. We estimate that watersheds of 30 to 45 acres would be needed to generate this flow in other parts of the state. Rainfall, topography, soils and geology all influence the amount of area required to generate this flow. These streams drain significant areas and should not be viewed as “wet weather ditches.”In the Blue Ridge, a stream of this size would flow in a channel approximately six feet wide and three feet deep. This includes intermittent streams that would not have any flow at some times of the year but would fill the channel during the winter and also includes small streams that begin with a spring and flow year-round.Often organisms such as mayflies, stoneflies and caddis fliesare used as indicators of good water quality and are alsoexcellent food for fish. In a Blue Ridge stream with 25 gpmaverage annual flow, there were numerous individuals from fivedifferent species in these indicator groups while in a pipedstream there was only one individual in these indicator groups.In addition the total number of insects being supplied todownstream ecosystems from this piped stream was only 16 percentof what was being supplied from the unpiped stream. These insectsare a critical source of food for downstream fish and otheraquatic organisms.We have already lost considerable mileage of small streams. For example, in the Upper Chattahoochee River, tributaries draining forest and pastures have about 2.2 miles of stream for every square mile of watershed. In urban and suburban watersheds where there has been considerable piping and filling, there are only about 1.5 miles of stream for every square mile of watershed. That means that 0.7 mile of stream per square mile has been lost in these watersheds. That is a one-third reduction in stream miles in these watersheds. If only a few small streams are piped in a watershed, that will not have dire consequences for downstream ecosystems. If, however, there is a general variance with no consideration of what has been done to other small streams in the watershed, the chances for widespread destruction of small streams is great, with significant consequences for downstream flooding, water supply, water quality and fisheries resources. While 25 gpm probably sounds like a small number, it’s not. An average annual flow of 25 gpm translates to over 13 million gallons per year, which could meet the water needs of over 175 people.UGA scientists are working on a study which the legislature requested when it modified the trout stream buffer legislation several years ago. The report from that study will come out this summer.Preliminary information from this research indicates:center_img They improve water quality. Think of them as the first line of defense. Excess nutrients entering waterways enter small streams, which are extremely efficient at removing those nutrients. They are much more efficient at nutrient removal than are larger, deeper channels. By eliminating those small streams you remove protection for waters further downstream.They maintain water supplies. There are close connections between small streams and groundwater and they serve to recharge the shallow groundwater system. Our recent experiences with drought have shown water conservation to be a critical issue in Georgia, hence it is important to maintain these services of small streams.They provide natural flood control. Because they slow the downstream movement of water, allow infiltration through the channel bottom to groundwater, and have access to a floodplain, these small channels reduce downstream flooding. In watersheds where small streams have been eliminated, downstream flooding increases.Vegetated buffers around small streams trap sediment and other pollutants, slowing their rate of movement downstream and minimizing impact to water supplies.They maintain biological diversity because there is a unique assemblage of organisms living in these small streams.They sustain the food webs of downstream ecosystems. Small streams export material that serves as food for fish and other organisms living downstream. Op-ed: Small-stream buffers criticalThe Georgia General Assembly is considering a bill that will greatly affect the health of streams across Georgia. Senate Bill 460, a bill dealing with the piping of streams and stream buffer variances, has passed the Senate and is currently being considered in the House.University of Georgia scientists have researchedwatersheds and streams in Georgia and the Southeast for decades. Much of this research has focused on small streams, which are the systems that will be affected by this legislation. Senate Bill 460 proposes to allow piping of small streams with less than 25 gallons per minute (gpm) average annual flow and establishes general criteria for buffer variances. The 25 gpm average annual flow is an arbitrary number without any scientific basis.last_img read more