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Bleu Sky Creative Freshens Look for Two Vermont Businesses

first_imgBleu Sky Creative, a Burlington-based design firm, has redesigned the packaging for Cabot Creamery’s light 8 oz. cheddars, now known as Cabot Reduced Fat Cheddar, found in the grocery dairy aisle. After extensive consumer research, the new design calls attention to nutritional benefits while maintaining a classic look, reflected through hand-drawn illustration and classic typography.Bleu Sky has also helped GVV Architects, a Burlington architectural firm, redesign their web site. Their new site is project focused and articulates the firm’s variety of work in a clean and complementary interface.last_img read more

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February 15, 2006 Letters

first_img February 15, 2006 Letters February 15, 2006 Letters Letters Constitutional Questions Kelo v. City of New London CT., 125 S. Ct. 2655 (U.S. 2005), angered many elected officials and commentators. They wanted the U.S. Supreme Court to protect individual property rights from popularly elected officials — by using judicial activism to expand condemnation’s “public use” requirement.The public use requirement springs from the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, though the Fifth Amendment’s text does not explicitly impose it. The 14th Amendment’s “penumbra” incorporates the Fifth Amendment, and applies it to states and municipalities.These officials and commentators want justices to return to the “original intent” and limited powers of the U.S. Constitution. (Did the Founding Fathers mean the Cripps, El Rukns, and Jolly Stompers, when they wrote “a well-regulated militia,” and “the right of the people to keep and bear arms”?)The president claims he has unlimited war powers in an undeclared war, and continues to tolerate that particular abomination to the Founding Fathers — paper money, unbacked by silver or gold. Irony flourishes in American judicial politics. John P. Fenner Boca Raton Wheelchair-reliant Lawyer Kudos to Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Ken Pruitt for trying to help newly admitted attorney Aaron Bates. The wheelchair-reliant Bates deserves to work as an assistant state attorney. This can only occur with state assistance to pay for a personal assistant. Now, he will only get state assistance if he doesn’t work.State resources already helped Bates graduate from Florida State University with a undergraduate and law degrees. After Bates worked hard at FSU for six years and then passed the bar, it would be a waste if he sat home.Assistance should be extended for people in Bates’ situation. Given budgetary concerns, perhaps a sliding scale of subsidy could be provided. Thus Bates, and others similarly situated, could get financial assistance proportionate to salary.Given Bates obvious talent and determination, if the state helps him start his career, he may eventually gain full independence. Without such help, the state may need to provide lifetime resources only so people like Bates sit at home despite their ability and desire to work. Aaron M. Clemens West Palm Beach Fairness and Diversity I just have spent more than three hours responding to a survey solicited by the Florida Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity for the state court system.The survey solicited my view as an attorney. I finished it three hours later, satisfactorily. I was so impressed that I followed instructions to apply for further participation.What I noticed at the outset was that the survey also solicited the views separately of parties. I was grateful that the courts were soliciting the public for its view.So I started over and presumed I would be able to give my pro se perspective. For more than 30 years, I have brought civil actions pro se, and occasionally defended criminal actions pro se, in addition to my regular practice, the last 20 as a solo practitioner in Florida. With a rare free day, at 70 years old, I thought enough of the project to spend another three hours to respond to the survey from a lay perspective. I am treated differently when I appear pro se than when I do as a party.So I began the survey offered to parties. The first 13 questions concerned my agreement/disagreement about certain preliminary matters, and my bullet perceptions of various forms of discrimination in the legal system.As a lawyer, I earlier was given and encouraged to give in detail my knowledge of incidents, structural problems, etc., item by item, re: race, gender, age, disability, even income. That’s why it took me three hours to complete.But as a party I suddenly found myself at question 14: “Please tell us anything else you can to help us improve the fairness of Florida’s court system.”I wrote spontaneously: “This is discrimination of the worst kind. You clearly don’t want to know what people other than lawyers, judges, legal professionals think. Perhaps the survey is more solicitous of jurors. I did not answer in that category because I have never been a juror.”As an attorney who has taken the survey offered to elicit the views of Florida lawyers I found it was fair and complete. I took the version given to parties in the belief that I would have a similar opportunity. This abbrieviated form shows the state court system’s arrogance in conducting this survey and showing concern only for my views as a lawyer, but not as a party.The U.S. Supreme Court dissenters in 2000 in Gore v. Bush apparently knew what they were talking about when they accused the pro-Bush majority of not trusting the Florida state court system. What I didn’t realize then was that the majority apparently had good reason not to trust the Florida state courts to be fair.But there is an uglier punchline. I was asked on the survey for parties to provide my household income. The survey had not asked for my income as an attorney. Gabe Kaimowitz Gainesville Ober Praise A great deal has been written about the recent release of yet another innocent person from Florida’s prisons, but we have not heard all that much about the conduct of State Attorney Mark Ober and his staff.I write to thank Ober and the people of his office who worked in a cooperative and constructive way with the people who were seeking to establish Alan Crotzer’s claim of innocence.It might seem like a basic duty of the state attorney to help identify a bona fide claim of innocence but, sadly, not all prosecutors adhere to their duty in the way that Ober and his staff have done in the Crotzer case.We owe Ober thanks for his humility and for his willingness to take an honest look at the evidence that sent an innocent citizen to prison. Talbot D’Alemberte Tallahasseelast_img read more

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SUSPECT QUIZZED AFTER GARDAI SEIZE DATE RAPE DRUGS AT DONEGAL HOTEL

first_imgGardai detained a man after a considerable quantity of the ‘date rape drug’ Rohypnol was discovered in a Co Donegal hotel.The tablets, which are usually slipped into people’s drinks without their knowledge, were seized from a man in in Dillon’s Hotel on Main Street in Letterkenny.Staff at the premises were alerted to the man by a vigilant member of the public who witnessed him acting suspiciously. Staff called in Gardai and in a follow-up operation a quantity of the tablets were seized.The suspect, who is in his early 20s, is believed to be from the North.A sample of the tablets have been sent for analysis but it is believed they are Rohypnol.The drug is used as a sedative by doctors but in the hands of criminals they are used to cause black-outs, reduced alertness and blurred vision. The substance has been dubbed the ‘date rape’ drug because it has been used to spike the drinks of women by sex attackers.Local drugs activist PJ Blake paid tribute to the public for remaining vigilant to the threat of such drugs.“Such incidents prove that the scourge of these types of drugs have not gone away,” he told donegaldaily.com.“These drugs could have been used on anybody’s son or daughter and the consequences could have been horrific.“We have to remain vigilant and ensure that lives are not destroyed by these drugs,” he said. SUSPECT QUIZZED AFTER GARDAI SEIZE DATE RAPE DRUGS AT DONEGAL HOTEL was last modified: June 19th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GardailetterkennyRohypnollast_img read more