This Is our Village

Monday, July 31, 2017

NEW: Florida man accused of stalking Century Village neighbors

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NEW: Florida man accused of stalking Century Village neighbors
 

Randolph Malcolm

A suburban West Palm Beach man is accused of terrorizing his female neighbors in Century Village by sitting in front of their homes, leaving notes and staring through their windows, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.
Randolph Malcolm, 67, was arrested Tuesday on three counts of stalking, sheriff’s reports show. Neighbors told deputies Malcolm started having problems as soon as he moved into the senior community just west of the city limits about a month prior to his arrest. 
During a brief court hearing at the Palm Beach County Jail, a judge denied his bond, according to online court records. The judge ordered him no contact with the victims, witnesses and board members of the community, and he was also court ordered a mental-health evaluation. The results of that investigation were not immediately available.
 

     

One neighbor on the community’s board said Malcolm started harassing her and two other women since his residence had plumbing problems, the affidavit said. The woman had helped Malcolm sweep out the water, but he became angry for an “unknown reason.”
He started sending letters to the community office and posted notes around the building, the affidavit said. The woman told authorities he would follow her around the apartment building to the mailboxes, yell at her and shine a flashlight through her window.
Malcolm would also follow another woman on the board, sit on her front steps and yell at her, the affidavit said. She believed he might have blamed her for the water leak.
According to the affidavit, he sent her 12 text messages to her cellphone “bothering her about legal and civil issues.” He would also stare into her windows and knock on her door.


SIGNING IN: WHY SUDDENLY SO IMPORTANT?


It is commonplace for committees and clubs to ask meeting attendees to "sign in." Often the committee or club members sign in in one place and visitors in another. What is unusual about the Cornishes incident is the insistence of the Messenger Club president they sign in when they declined to do so. I've never heard of that happening before. What would be not at all out of the ordinary would be for an attendee not signing in to be simply overlooked. No one normally makes a big deal about a non-member failing to sign in. But in this case Mr. Grossman apparently did make a big deal out of it. Enough to insist the Cornishes be thrown out of the meeting (Okay, not literally thrown out, but TOLD TO LEAVE!)

I can't help but wonder from this if something fishy was going on. It will be denied, I am sure, but it would be only a small step from using an attendance sign-in sheet to gather signatures for a petition—and wouldn't you know, garnering enough signatures for a rash of petitions for the Advisory Committee to consider was just then very high on the Messenger Club agenda.


I doubt very much that the Cornishes went to the Messenger Club meeting in order to cause trouble as Neil Moore suggests in his July 30 Messenger Club blog post. On the contrary, I have found Frank & Barbara to be among the most open people in the Village. Furthermore, they have served this Village selflessly for many years. I expect they sincerely attended to listen to "the other side."

Friday, July 28, 2017

UCO REPORTER - AUGUST EDITION 2017 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


SOLAR ECLIPSE ON MONDAY, AUGUST 21


The Countdown Begins . . .

In the afternoon of Monday, August 21, weather permitting, there will be a partial eclipse of the sun visible throughout the continental United States.

For many people this will be the celestial show of a lifetime. An eclipse of the moon is interesting enough. A partial eclipse of the sun, which we will experience in West Palm Beach, is rare. Rarest of all is a total eclipse of the sun, which will be seen on August 21 by thousands—more likely millions—of people in the U.S. in a 70-mile-wide band stretching diagonally across the country from the Oregon coast to Charleston, South Carolina.


Those in this band will see "totality" for about two minutes—the sun's disk completely black and only able to be seen because of the sun's beautiful corona of spewed-out flaming, colorful  gases around the black disk. This is the prize. Astrophysicists come from around the world to see it. Daytime turns to nighttime for a brief period. Birds and animals take their cue accordingly, some to sleep, some to hunt.

The weather will need to cooperate for us in West Palm to see about three quarters of the sun blocked out at 2:57 in the afternoon, and you will need special dark glasses (not ordinary sunglasses) to see this phenomenon and protect your eyes from severe retina damage, possibly even blindness. Read the article in the August Reporter for further information.

The show for us (the time varies a little for those in other parts of the country) begins about 1:25 p.m. and ends about 4:18 p.m., so you have almost a two-hour spread to see something—if the afternoon storms hold off.

The special dark glasses are a must, not only to protect your eyes, but because without such a light filter, the small amount of light that gets through is so brilliant the sun's disk will still appear nearly whole. Not so with the glasses. You will see the blacked-out part clearly, like a bite out of an apple.


The good news is that the right kind of viewing glasses are available all over and very inexpensive. $15 will buy you four pairs through Amazon. com. Just be sure they are CE and ISO certified with an "IS0 12312-2" or an "ISO 12312-2:2015" marking. These have the proper density lens filter.

DEMONSTRATION OF OUR NEW UCO ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM




DEMONSTRATION OF OUR NEW UCO ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM

AT THE COMPUTER CLUB MEETING

When: Thursday, August 3 at 1:30 p.m.

Where: Clubhouse Room C


All interested residents welcome

THE NEW SIMPLIFIED VOTING SYSTEM WILL BE DEMONSTRATED

"Just click it."


Sunday, July 23, 2017

CHRISTOPHER GLENN SENTENCED TO LIFE



6:00 p.m Friday, July 21, 2017 Palm Beach County Crime

CV lessee in the news for various crimes. I wonder from whom did he lease? And did the landlord request a UCO investigation??

WEST PALM BEACH

A former government contractor with ties to West Palm Beach was sentenced to life in prison Friday on a convictions for sex trafficking and child exploitation while he worked at a U.S. military base in Honduras.

Christopher Rennie Glenn was sentenced during an appearance before U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. He was convicted in March following a month-long trial in Miami. He was already serving prison time for stealing national defense secrets.

Read The Post’s complete coverage of human trafficking in Palm Beach County

He previously was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty in 2015 to stealing military plans and intelligence reports from the U.S. Department of Defense. Federal prosecutors say in 2010, and from 2012 through 2014, Glenn engaged in an elaborate scheme to sexually exploit teenage girls while working as a computer system administrator at Soto Air Base in Honduras.

In January 2015, Glenn pleaded guilty to stealing government secrets while working at the base. According to authorities, he stored some secret documents at an apartment he leased in Century Village and a warehouse in West Palm Beach.

More Florida children forced into sex trade, state finds

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

THE UPCOMING ENTERTAINMENT SEASON - PREVIEW LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


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                                                Video Conversion by Kitty Gragg

Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

SECURITY COMMITTEE MEETING - JULY 7, 2017 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE



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Dave Israel
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DELEGATE ASSEMBLY - JULY 7, 2017 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


Delegate Assembly - part 1 7-7-1 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.
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Delegate Assembly - part 2  July 7-17-2 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.
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Thanks to John & Kitty Gragg for the Videography and processing of this video.
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Dave Israel
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017