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Listen To Your News Friday, December 28, 2012 News Archive
     

FATHER ARRESTED IN STABBING OF 17-YEAR-OLD BOY
The father of a 17-year-old victim and a Landers woman have been arrested after a stabbing Wednesday. Sheriff's Detective Brian Quintard said the boy, with a stab wound to his abdomen, was brought to the Hi-Desert Medical Center Emergency Room Wednesday night at 10:50 by a woman, later identified as Jacklen Crossen, 51, of Landers. He was evaluated and then transported to Desert Regional Hospital. Crossen left the hospital before responding deputies could arrive. The victim originally told investigators he had been stabbed by an unknown man after an argument behind Food 4 Less Wednesday evening. Subsequent investigation by Sheriff's detectives resulted in serving a search warrant at the home of Teddy, "Guy" Cannon, 44, in the 5700 block of Mariquita Road in Landers. Cannon was later found hiding in a home in the 4200 block of Young's Freeway in Landers. Detective Quintard said investigation revealed that Cannon was the father of the victim and they had been arguing over respect issues and the use of a Dr. Pepper soft drink when Cannon stabbed his son in the abdomen. Yesterday at 5 p.m. Teddy "Guy" Cannon was placed under arrest for investigation of attempted murder and booked into the Morongo Basin jail. Jacklen Crossen was booked for investigation of conspiracy. Both Cannon and Crossen are being held at the West Valley Detention Center on $1 million bail.

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS 2102 RETROSPECTIVE PART 2: UNRESOLVED ISSUES
Z107.7 News is presenting an in-depth series of stories and issues that dominated our local elected bodies in the year 2012. Today we bring you part 2 of a 2-part retrospective on the City of Twentynine Palms. What are arguably the two biggest stories of the year in Twentynine Palms—Project Phoenix and the future of fire protection services—remain unresolved as we start a new year. Reporter Dan Stork continues his wrap-up of 2012 for Twentynine Palms…
In an effort to wrest Redevelopment Agency funds from the grasp of the state, the City fast-tracked and enlarged Project Phoenix, a redevelopment plan for downtown, and issued bonds designed to commit those funds to the project. The City then spent the rest of the year in a tug-of-war with the California Department of Finance over the legality of that commitment, with the parties still arguing as 2012 drew to a close. In the spring, the voters in the Twentynine Palms Water District, which includes the City, rejected a tax increase for support of the Fire Department, which is a responsibility of the Water District. In response, and with acquiescence of the City Council, the Water District applied to the Local Agency Formation Commission to transfer fire and emergency services responsibilities to San Bernardino County. When protests arose over the level of service that the County is willing to provide, the Water District stopped the application process, and turned in December to the City for help.

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NEW COMMANDING GENERAL COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE
The Combat Center will host its change of command ceremony Friday, January 11. After serving as the Commanding General since July 2011, Brigadier General George W. Smith Jr. will relinquish command of the 28,000-person installation to Major General David H. Berger. Brig. Gen. Smith will next serve as Deputy Commander, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) for Security Force Assistance and will deploy to Afghanistan in late January. Maj. Gen. Berger last served as the Commanding General of 1st Marine Division (Forward) in Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, and was responsible for the day-to-day ground combat operations across Afghanistan's Helmand Province. The change of command ceremony will be held on Lance Corporal Torrey L. Gray Field on the base at 2 p.m.

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT IN 2012, A YEAR OF BUDGET CHALLENGES
It's been a tough year for the Morongo Unified School District. The district has faced its share of budget challenges. Reporter Kristy Lockhart has a review of the issues facing MUSD…
In this economy, many people are facing hard times. Local schools have also been hit hard. Superintendent James Majchrzak worries about employee morale. "How are they gonna maintain their morale when all the prices are going up? We haven't given them a pay raise for over four years." He adds one of the biggest challenges facing our schools is unfunded mandates. In an effort to match standards in core subjects across the country, the state is requiring the district make to changes at a cost to the district of $1.1 million per subject.

"The unfunded mandates are what drive you crazy. They've adopted this but we won't get any funding." This year the board was also forced to cut the transportation budget by 50 percent. "Transportation is a tough thing to try and get right and then where to put the bus stops and make them as safe as you possibly can." Assistant Superintendent Tom Baumgarten credits the dedication of teachers and staff despite fiscal challenges. "I'm proud of the work they continue to do and the service they provide to children."

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT IN 2012, FROM A ROCKY START TO LEAN AND EFFICIENT
The normally quiet operations of the Morongo Valley Community Services District rose above our news radar this year as they got off to a rocky start for 2012. Reporter Mike Lipsitz, who is now covering Morongo Valley as part of his regular beat, takes a look back…
For the Morongo Valley Community Services District, 2012 got off to a very rocky start with a controversial vote of 'no confidence' and subsequent departure of popular CSD Manager Meg Foley. The move followed a firing in the Fire Department and very quickly locals divided into those who supported Foley and those who supported the on the board decision. Before the dust settled, we saw resignations of CSD Vice President Richard Brewer, and Fire Chief Curtis Hooper, shuttering of the CSD office, and a groundswell of unhappy locals calling for resignations from one board faction or the other. Charges of wrong-doing were met with counter charges, but the remaining board members stuck with the task of setting things right. March saw the hiring of new general manager Rick Lebel who established himself as a capable and efficient administrator. And while some hard feelings remain, the CSD closes 2012 leaner, more transparent and efficient than it began.

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SEASON TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THEATRE 29 2013 SEASON
Don't miss out on any of the great live productions at Theatre 29. 2013 season tickets are available now by calling the Theatre 29 box office at 760-361-4151 or online at www.theatre29.org. Season tickets get you in to six regular season productions: three musicals, a thriller, a children's show, a classic Christmas show and the Halloween spectacular! A whole year of quality live theatre, $68.00 regular admission, $56.00 seniors and military and $46.00 for childen and students. For Theatre 29 2013 season tickets call Theatre 29 at 760-361-4151 or go to www.theatre29.org.

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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR "DEATHTRAP" AT THEATRE 29
The new 2013 season for Theatre 29, the Morongo Basin's première theater venue and the only year-round community theater operating in both the high and low desert, kicks off January 11. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the casting is completed for the quirky murder mystery/thriller/comedy, "Deathtrap"…
Theatre 29 and director Butch Pelfry announce the casting for the first production of the 2013 season, the classic thriller "Deathtrap," by Ira Levin. Sidney Bruhl, a down-on-his-luck playwright looking for the next big play, is played by Leonard Webber. Bruhl receives a great script from unknown playwright Clifford Anderson, played by Benjamin Bees. Bruhls' understanding wife, Myra Bruhl, will be portrayed by Janet Peercy. Helga Ten Dorp, a visiting Dutch psychic who "sees" much pain, is played by Judy Andreshak; and Porter Milgrim, Sidney's attorney and aspiring novelist with greed in his heart, is Tom Highfill. Under the direction of Theatre 29 Butch Pelfry, the plot bends, spirals, and spins totally out of control as Bruhl and Anderson match wits in this suspenseful nail-biter that provides both thrills and laughter. "Deathtrap" opens January 11 and runs for five weekends, through February 9, 2013.

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ANIMALS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ANIMAL SHELTER
The Twentynine Palm City Animal Shelter is a great place to find that new pet for your family. ROP Broadcast Student Cody Martin says the Palms N' Paws Shelter is a busy one…
Palms and Paws Animal shelter is located in Twentynine Palms, off of Hatch and Bullion Roads. Their business hours are Monday through Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Supervisor Rick Boyd says the shelter's animal capacity holds up to 250 dogs and cats, and adopt around 10-12 animals per week. Palms and Paws can hold an animal up to three months; after the three-months mark is up they usually can get send to an animal rescue. Palms and Paws is a very well known and respected facility, and all of the employees are respectful and greeting. So stop on by and grab yourself a animal and help the cause.

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BUSY WEEKEND FOR LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES
In high school sports tomorrow, local high schools are still playing in tournaments. The Twentynine Palms High School boys' Wildcat basketball team will be in the last day of the Coronado Tourney. The Lady Cats will still be playing in the Best in the West Tournament through Monday.

The Yucca Valley boys' and girls' soccer teams will both be playing in the Ontario Christian Christmas Classic.

And finally, the Joshua Springs Lightning boys' basketball team will play in a tournament at Desert Christian School.

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