Book Returned To Library After 100 Years

Posted by StrayCat on September 6th, 2009 filed in Library, News
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A book on gardening has been returned to the Athena Library more than a century after it was borrowed. Michael Greene, an accountant, found it amongst the belongings of his grandmother who died in June, and decided that it was best to return it. The library will not be enforcing the 2000 dollar fine it has accrued, saying they were pleased just to get it back.


Treasures Of King Tut Exhibition To Visit St. Claire

Posted by StrayCat on September 6th, 2009 filed in Education, News
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The famed Treasures of King Tut exhibition, including many items discovered in the initial excavation by Howard Carter in 1922 will visit St. Claire in October. Although not including the iconic death mask, the exhibition is still well worth a visit, and details the history of the tomb and of King Tut’s family, as well as items found in his mausoleum.


St. Claire “Happy Hoof” Stables To Close

Posted by StrayCat on September 6th, 2009 filed in News, Recession
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St. Claire’s Happy Hoof stables, that have provided pony rides and lessons to the North of St. Claire for thirty years, will close at the end of the month, a casualty of the belt-tightening that has led to a reduction in discretionary spending among the affluent families that make up much of the clientele of the stables.


SCCU Intake Arrives

Posted by StrayCat on September 6th, 2009 filed in News, SCCU
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The university Campus is prepared for the annual arrival of thousands of young people for their freshman year at school.”As always, we expect some high spirits with many away from home for the first time, but it usually settles down once classes start properly,” Dean Jack Elias said on Wednesday.


Sitton’s Position “Untenable” Say Critics

Posted by StrayCat on September 6th, 2009 filed in Crime, News, Politics
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Following the collapse of the trial of John Denton, former Councillor, pressure has grown on the District Attorney, Helen Sitton, whose office was responsible for bringing the case to trial. The case has cost the St. Claire taxpayer more than a million dollars, and critics claim that it should never have reached the courthouse. Sitton has issued a stream of “no comments” after an initial statement that the DA’s office believed that there was sufficient evidence to secure a conviction – a belief that has clearly been proven false.


Canaries Collapse

Posted by StrayCat on August 21st, 2009 filed in Canaries, Sports
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Following the loss of rookie Matt Sanchez, the St. Claire Canaries’ season has collapsed as if the team had entered a gas-filled mineshaft. The team has now lost 7 straight, and 10 of their last 12 games. Meanwhile, their former star has made a solid start to his MLB career, validating his call up and his performances for the St. Claire team.


Smothers Brothers To Play St. Claire Concert Hall

Posted by StrayCat on August 21st, 2009 filed in Entertainment, News
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Comedy music duo “The Smothers Brothers” are set to play the St. Claire Concert Hall next week. Tickets are already selling fast for this famous act, renowned for their irreverent and iconoclastic approach.


Suspect Charged With DEA Killings

Posted by StrayCat on August 21st, 2009 filed in Crime, News
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Phillippa Alliss, 17, from North St. Claire, has been charged with murder and conspiracy to murder. Police describe the girl as being the leader of a gang involved in drug-dealing, extortion and petty theft. No other gang members have yet been apprehended. Trial of Alliss, a casual construction worker, is scheduled for September.


St. Claire District Attorney Defends Decision To Prosecute Denton

Posted by StrayCat on August 21st, 2009 filed in Crime, News
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St. Claire DA Helen Sitton was forced to frantically defend against charges that the case against John Denton should never have reached trial. “The DA’s office determined that there was sufficient evidence, and believed that our witnesses were telling the truth,” she insisted. The collapse of the trial has led to serious questions about both the SCPD’s handling of such high-profile cases and Ms. Sitton’s own position is under threat.


Denton Trial Collapses

Posted by StrayCat on August 21st, 2009 filed in Crime, News
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Astonishing scenes at the St. Claire Court on Wednesday as the prosecution case collapsed, leaving Judge Higuita with no choice but to allow a motion to dismiss. Evidence was presented to the court that the teenage girl making the most serious of the allegations had had an affair with an older man a year before the alleged incidents with Councillor Denton. Faced with overwhelming evidence that the key prosecution witness had deceived police about her background, the prosecution lawyer was forced to admit that there was insufficient grounds to proceed. John Denton conducted interviews on the steps of the courthouse, triumphant in his exoneration. Whether his political career can recover after an experience like this remains to be seen.