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first_img…on Independence observation?Your Eyewitness is pleased the Opposition’s finally accepted they have a duty to ensure Guyana knows everything isn’t hunky-dory in the State of Guyana. Most recently, they showed this by boycotting the Govt’s Independence extravaganza at Jubilee Stadium — which was supposed to be the stadium of the ages. Why should they turn up at a structure that exemplifies the PNC’s fixation on “games and circuses,” instead of engaging in solid developmental activities to make the country truly independent? If 50+1 years after Independence, and even after expending a billion dollars from the public treasury on it, the Government still owes several unnamed “political investors”  big time for contributing millions and millions to build the stadium. Why should the Opposition legitimise blatant corruption by their presence?  Silence in the face of evil implies acquiescence. What’s “independence” for the people of this country if they can’t be told who plunked down the mega bucks into the private corporation with the Minister of Education at its centre?? Is, perchance, a certain Trini pharma supplier one of those investors? It’s not surprising that, initially, the Government wanted to shift their celebrations away from the Jubilee Stadium — first to Stabroek Market Square, and then to the Parade Ground; and finally, only sheepishly after protestations, back to their billion-dollar monument to the PNC’s venality. Jubilee Stadium epitomises all that’s wrong with this Government and its unsuitability for running the affairs of Guyana. Apart from the corruption, there’s the stadium itself. What person in their right mind in the 21st century would dub a wooden structure hastily cobbled together from raw wood and galvanised sheets a “world class stadium”?? Which world is the PNC brain trust living in?? Even as they were throwing around money at Durban Park like it was going out of style, in a desperate effort to save face, some ordinary Guyanese had asked why modular steel pipes weren’t used, rather than wood. This would’ve saved the structure from the certain ravages of wood ants; and after the Big Bash, the structure could’ve been disassembled and donated to communities across the country as “pavilions” at their sports grounds. It is hoped the Opposition also stayed away to show the international community that the generosity of spirit originally displayed by Cheddi Jagan at the first Independence ceremony didn’t get the PPP anywhere.  Especially now the PNC are insisting they’ll be recapitulating the actions of their Founder Leader, Burnham.Even though Jagan knew he’d been destabilised by the CIA because of Burnham’s opportunism, he yet hugged Burnham when the Union Jack was lowered. But he was proverbially kicked in the teeth by Burnham, who put the PNC before the nation. And that’s exactly what is occurring again.Nice guys finish last! Bun dem!!…on GECOM formulaGuyana should remain grateful that President Carter personified the U.S. intervention into Guyana, back in 1990, to convince the PNC that they had to concede “free and fair elections”. Knowing – like everyone else and their uncle – that the PNC’s electoral fiddling began with their “toothless poodle” at the head of the Elections Commission, Carter brokered the formula that is presently used to constitute GECOM and its Chair. The bottom line is that the members are as follows: 3 Commissioners each from the Govt and the Opposition, with a supposedly neutral Chair having a casting vote.The Centre has now proposed a change in the methodology of selecting the members of GECOM. The goal is to make it less “politicised”. At this time, unfortunately, such proposals are akin to speculating as to how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. Prezzie, who’s the PNC leader, has made it pellucid that only he can determine the head of GECOM.They aren’t interested in breaking any deadlock.…in GECOM HeadMaybe not coincidentally, Opposition Leader Jagdeo’s “concerned” Prezzie hasn’t chosen the GECOM Chair from his second list. He shouldn’t hold his breath. Now that GTimes has exposed Prezzie’s real choice, the Opposition Leader can only solve his quandary by placing that  ex-judge’s name in a third list!!last_img read more

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Over 150 improvised weapons found in Camp Street Prison

first_imgtwo months after the Camp Street Prison mayhem that left 17 inmates dead, the Joint Services over the weekend carried out an exercise called “Operation Restore Order”, which resulted in the seizure of 44 mobile phones, over 150 improvised weapons, scissors, a quantity of marijuana and tattoo machines among other items.The exercise started in all the main prison cell blocks about 05:00h which saw prisoners being taken out of their cells so that the search could be conducted.The Fire Service was on standby in case of any possible disturbance. Prior to the operation, the inmates wereThe prohibited items found during the raidaddressed by the Director of Prisons (ag), Carl Grahame, DSM, who urged them to cooperate with all instructions given during and after the operation.During the operation, 13 prisoners were also transferred to different prison locations.Back in March, it was a similar exercise which prompted inmates to set alight one of the cell blocks that resulted in the deaths of 17 prisoners.Below is a list of the prohibited items found during the search.The prohibited items found during the raidlast_img read more

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Remembering Castro

first_imgTwo years after his death, the iconic Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro remains present in the minds of not only Cubans, but many around the world, who remember his numerous exploits, speeches and writings.Since his death at the age of 90, on November 25, 2016, his wishes have been respected in Cuba. On his first death anniversary, the Cuban state media reported that no street, square or building bears his name, and no statue or monument has been erected in his honour.Despite the fierce divide between admirers and haters, how can one forget the legacy of Fidel Castro? He was the revolutionary leader of Cuba who defied the US, the mightiest country on the globe, for over half a century by representing an alternative vision of human development in the twentieth century.Like most countries in Latin America, Cuba had been ruled in the 1950s by a dictator, Batista, who had close ties with business and political interests in the US, and they controlled much of the Cuban economy. An idealistic, newly-minted lawyer, who was the son of a wealthy plantation owner, the young Castro launched an attack against a military barrack, on July 26, 1953, to trigger an open rebellion against the dictatorship. Even though it failed ignominiously and he was captured, at his trial, Castro made a powerful speech in which the phrase “history will absolve me” became a rallying cry for many youthful colonial politicians who were struggling to free their countries from the yoke of imperialism.Castro was released and fled to Mexico, where he raised a rag-tag group of revolutionaries, including the Argentinian medical doctor Ernesto “Che” Guevara. He returned to Cuba, and waged a guerrilla war against the Batista regime from the Sierra Maestra mountains. By January 1959, he and his troops had entered Havana and taken over the Government, after Batista fled to the US. Castro was just 32 years old.Initially, he was viewed positively in the US, but after he nationalised businesses, land and property owned by Americans to distribute to landless peasants, sentiments shifted. And as he adopted an increasingly radical posture and opened up communication with the USSR — then locked in a “Cold War” with the US — by 1960, the Eisenhower Government had begun preparations for a CIA-organised invasion to overthrow Castro’s “revolutionary Government”.This “Bay of Pigs” invasion was eventually conducted by the new administration of John F Kennedy, and its miserable failure was to weigh heavily on his foreign policy initiatives.Castro’s story became intertwined with ours right here in Guyana after Cheddi Jagan won the 1961 elections and visited Washington in search of aid. In the opinion of JFK, it equivocated on the question of whether Jagan was a “communist”. His fate was sealed, and he was duly deposed by 1964 in a CIA-directed operation that worked through local labour and political leaders.The PNC, which was ushered into office under Forbes Burnham, was allowed to rig elections to remain there for 28 years, because Cheddi Jagan was still unacceptable to the Americans.Castro encouraged revolutionary activity against dictatorships in Latin America; and in 1962, there was one leftist guerrilla group in western Venezuela which encouraged that Government to collaborate with the US in efforts to remove Jagan from office. JFK actually visited Venezuela at that time.Ironically, of course, Burnham veered “leftwards” after 1970, and vied with Jagan for the approbation of Fidel Castro as a “revolutionary”. Burnham was one of the Big Four leaders in the British Caribbean who opened up diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1972. Eric Williams, one of the other Big Four leaders, wrote a book, “From Columbus to Castro”, to signal the seminal role Castro played in West Indian History.Domestically, Castro held the faith on the low esteem leftists held for what the West defined as “democracy” but they called “bourgeois democracy”, since it focused on the “political” right to elect governments, but not on ensuring that “economic and social rights” were concretely given meaning.Castro’s regime introduced universal free education from nursery to university, levelled income distribution, gave his country a free medical system, and concretely integrated Cuba’s mixed population.last_img read more

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EPA hit on pollution at ports

first_imgCurrently, most large cargo ships burn a low-grade diesel known as bunker fuel, which contains sulfur content as high as 27,000 parts per million. The bill would lower that to 1,000 parts per million. By comparison, cars and trucks in the U.S. can burn diesel fuel with sulfur content no higher than 15 parts per million. The shipping industry supports international emission standards and has been pushing for a world maritime treaty to address the issue, but said patchwork regulations are not effective. kristopher.hanson@presstelegram.com (562) 499-1466.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN PEDRO – Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster told a congressional committee Thursday that local residents are getting sick because of the federal government’s unwillingness to help curb air pollution from the port industry. The mayor spoke at a hearing convened by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., who recently introduced a bill aimed at cleaning up emissions from ships in all U.S. ports. Foster directly blamed the Environmental Protection Agency for stalling regulations that would lower emissions in and around America’s ports, including Long Beach-Los Angeles, the nation’s largest. “I sat with the EPA and they said it could take five more years” to implement changes, Foster testified. “I don’t know how many premature deaths and how many heart disease and asthma cases that is, but quite frankly, one is too much.” Foster was referring to the EPA’s decision earlier this year to delay action on marine vessel emissions. A top regional employer, the ports are listed as the single largest fixed source of air pollution in the Los Angeles Basin – emitting an estimated 48 tons per day of smog-forming nitrogen oxides. According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, ships spew more than 30 tons of toxic sulfur oxides into the air daily – more than all the cars, trucks, airplanes, power plants and oil refineries in the Los Angeles Basin combined. Boxer’s bill, S1499, would dramatically reduce the sulfur content of fuel used by marine vessels in all U.S. seaports beginning in 2010. Sulfur oxide emissions have been linked to smog and health impacts on humans. Introduced in May, Boxer’s bill is currently under consideration on Capitol Hill. A similar bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte. last_img read more

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Golden action set to resume

first_imgThe break in Golden League baseball play was only supposed to last a week. Rainy weather decided otherwise. A league race that began with intriguing results two weeks ago is expected to resume today after time off for spring break and rainouts. Some teams hoped to get make-up games in Thursday, but most teams have games left to make up after a lengthy layoff. Palmdale is waiting to play its first league game. It will join a race in which Lancaster and Highland have taken the early lead. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventLancaster has a pivotal series against Palmdale next week. The Eagles ought to be well-rested after rain gave them more than a week off. “With this weather, it’s hard to tell what we’ll be doing, but we try to get in as much as we can,” Lancaster coach Matt Anderson said before his team faced more rain this week. The Golden League-leading Eagles’ nonleague game against Paraclete was rained out last week, and they are scheduled to play Lancaster on Saturday at Pierce College in a make-up game from the Easton Southern California Showdown, a tournament that was supposed to end a month ago. In other rescheduling, Antelope Valley is slated to play a Golden League game Saturday at Palmdale, and Knight is scheduled to play Monday at Quartz Hill. Almost perfect: Paraclete junior Chris Davis held Antelope Valley to just one hit Monday. He retired the first 14 batters he faced, taking a perfect game into the fifth inning before allowing a two-out, two-strike single by Dale Sandfrey. Paraclete won the five-inning game 11-1, and Davis improved to 2-2. Davis hasn’t been the only one flirting with perfection lately. Rosamond’s Nick Gutierrez threw a five-inning no-hitter Tuesday in a 12-0 rout of Desert. Gutierrez struck out 12 in his third win of the season. Lancaster’s Scott Lee tossed a six-inning no-hitter last month in a non-league game against Littlerock. In the rankings: Quartz Hill is the Golden league’s highest-ranked team, at No. 7 in Southern Section Div. III. Lancaster is No. 8. Boron is No. 8 in Div. VI. heather.gripp@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Chelsea team news: Predicted XI for trip to the Vitality – Moses returns?

first_img 11 11 4. Cesc Fabregas (midfield) 24. Gary Cahill (left centre-back) 11 11 7. N’Golo Kante (midfield) 11 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (right centre-back) 11 10. Eden Hazard (forward) 3. Marcos Alonso (left wing-back) – click the right arrow, above, to see Chelsea’s predicted XI (3-4-3) in squad number order… 11. Pedro (forward) 13. Thibaut Courtois (goalkeeper) 11 15. Victor Moses (right wing-back) 19. Diego Costa (forward) 11 11 Chelsea will be hoping to take one step closer to the Premier League title when they travel to Bournemouth, LIVE on talkSPORT.Antonio Conte’s side currently lead the way by seven points with eight games to go and the Blues look all-but certain to take back the crown.LIVE on talkSPORT: AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea: Listen to commentary build up from the Vitality Stadium from 5 o’clockThey face a resurgent Bournemouth side, unbeaten in their last five league outings and full of confidence after sealing a draw late on at Liverpool in midweek.Victor Moses is back in contention after missing their last two fixtures with a toe injury. Will the Nigerian international make an immediate return to the starting XI?Click the right arrow, above, to see Chelsea’s predicted XI [3-4-3 formation] in squad number order…LIVE on talkSPORT: AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea: Listen to commentary build up from the Vitality Stadium from 5 o’clock 11 11 30. David Luiz (centre-back)last_img read more

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Firefox, IE7 face off for market

first_imgNEW YORK – The major Web browsers are getting face-lifts as they increasingly become the focal point for handling business transactions and running programs over the Internet rather than simply displaying Web sites. The upgrades are the latest skirmish in the browser war that started in the mid-1990s and led to Microsoft’s triumph over Netscape. The battles reignited in 2004, when Mozilla’s Firefox launched and revealed new avenues of development. On Tuesday, Opera Software ASA is releasing its Opera 9 browser, while Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Firefox are in line for major overhauls later this year. The most anticipated update comes from Microsoft Corp., whose 5-year-old, market-leading Internet Explorer 6 browser, or IE6, shows signs of aging. The new Opera, making its debut in Seattle to invoke images of Opera Chief Executive Jon S. von Tetzchner landing in Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft’s backyard, also formally supports a file-sharing mechanism called BitTorrent and lets users customize preferences – such as whether to allow JavaScript – on a site-by-site basis. With version 7, IE will have its first search box in which users could type queries without visiting a search engine’s home page. Firefox and Opera have long had that feature in response to the growing use of search engines to find Web sites. IE7 also will join its rivals in supporting domain names that use non-English characters. And it will play catch-up by sporting tabbed browsing – the ability to open several Web pages at once without creating separate windows. Although Opera and Firefox have had it for years, Hachamovitch said IE7 will go further with Quick Tabs, in which users can view small, thumbnail versions of all open pages at a glance. Hachamovitch also said IE, a frequent target of hackers, will in version 7 go beyond the security enhancements IE6 received in 2004 as part of the Windows XP Service Pack 2 upgrade. A version shipping with Vista computers, due out for consumers early next year, will come with parental controls and a “protected mode” so hackers can’t easily gain access to the rest of the machine even if the browser is hit. The regular version, scheduled to leave the “beta” test phase in the second half of the year, will block or warn about scam sites, while its address bar will turn green when an e-commerce site has gone through additional background checks to receive a so-called high-assurance digital certificate. Firefox 2, a “beta” version for which is planned this summer and a full version by September, will also include anti-phishing features, along with tools to automatically restore Web pages should the browser suddenly crash or require a restart. Other features in the Mozilla browser include a search box that can suggest queries as users type. And Mozilla already has its sights on Firefox 3 next year, with plans to let users run online applications even when there is no live Internet connection. Meanwhile, Flock Inc. released last week a test version of its Firefox-based Flock browser. Tapping into the recent wave of sites that encourage users to share content, Flock makes it easy to drag and drop images to MySpace.com and automatically notifies users when friends add items to selected photo sites. IE7 will require later versions of Windows, including Service Pack 2 of XP, while Opera, Firefox and Flock will run on Macintosh, Linux and older Windows machines as well. Already, IE has seen its U.S. market share on Windows computers drop to 90 percent from 97 percent two years ago, according to tracking by WebSideStory. Firefox’s share has steadily increased to 9 percent, with Opera’s negligible despite its innovations. WebSideStory analyst Geoff Johnston said Firefox must continue to improve just to maintain its share. Because IE automatically ships with Windows, he said, users satisfied with IE7 might not find enough reasons to download and install Firefox when they buy a new computer. “It takes a lot of energy to switch technology,” Johnston said. “You really have to care. It comes down to the `If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ mentality.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The software company, which has seen IE slowly losing market share to Firefox, hopes version 7 will bring the browser to parity with its rivals, while adding features to thwart “phishing” scams and make browsing more secure. “IE6 was easily the best browser available in 2001,” said Dean Hachamovitch, Microsoft’s general manager for IE. “The challenge is people use the Web a lot of differently now. Search engine usage, there’s a lot more of that now. Safety, there’s a lot more malicious intent on the Web right now.” Today, e-mail, maps, word processing and other traditionally stand-alone applications are migrating online. Major Internet companies such as Google Inc., Yahoo Inc. and even Microsoft are devoting tremendous resources developing these Web applications – and browser developers want them to run well. Opera 9 sports “widgets” – Web-based applications that run off its browser but appear detached as stand-alone tools. Anyone who knows Web coding can develop widgets for Opera to check weather, soccer results or the status of eBay Inc. auctions; others can download existing ones. “Most end-user applications being developed today have at least part of their functionality running on the browser, which is completely different from the way it used to be 10 or 15 years ago,” said Christen Krogh, Opera’s vice president of engineering. “In the old days, browsers were like printing presses” – displays for static pages. last_img

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Local metal band in deal

first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – With a name like Merciless Death, they have to be good. The thrash-metal group made up of two Canyon Country brothers and a friend just inked a three-record deal with Punkcore Records to market and distribute their music, including the “Evil In the Night” CD they just finished recording on their own. “It’s fast, aggressive ’80s metal,” bass guitarist Andy Torres, 20, said. “We get our inspiration and influence from the whole thrash-metal genre, not just one group. All of our stuff is original, no covers.” Torres’ younger brother, Cesar, 17, is the drummer and Daniel Holder, 20, is the lead guitarist. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesHolder’s father, Bob, provides rehearsal space in his garage, which led to the band developing a cult following among the neighbors on North Oaks Street. As Bob Holder recorded their sound at 105 decibels, the group played a few samples, Andy and Daniel deftly steering a frenetic melody from their respective strings, supported strongly by Cesar’s drumming. “You have to admire the talent it takes to play at this speed,” Bob Holder said. “In the beginning, the neighbors put their earplugs in but as the boys got the speed and tune down, they developed a following.” The band members credit MySpace with much of their success. The social-networking Web site, popular with people in their teens and 20s, is where Punkcore found them and asked for a couple of cuts for a compilation CD the label was developing. When Merciless Death’s popularity went worldwide (“we have fans in the Netherlands, France, Brazil …,” said Andy), the label signed the deal and made arrangements to send them on tour. They play the Alpine in Ventura on Saturday and will be featured at the Minneapolis Mayhem Festival on Aug. 26, with East Coast and European dates being arranged. “Andy starts school tomorrow,” said Karen Holder. “I’m not sure how the tour is going to work into that, but they’ll make it happen.” The band has played some local gigs, including a Third Friday concert for the city and at the now-closed Cactus Club and teen nightclub Suburbia, but found better success in Hollywood, where it routinely sells out clubs like the Whisky, Roxy and Knitting Factory. “Our audience is in L.A.,” Andy said. “Merciless Death has played to hundreds of screaming fans at Suburbia,” said club owner Bret Lieberman. “With their hard-core sound, they are on their way to becoming a household name in the heavy metal music scene. We wish them tons of success.” Of the three musicians, only Daniel has had any formal music training, having taken guitar while a student at Canyon High School. “I saw this tall, long-haired kid and thought he was going to be one of those kids who wanted to do different things than what I wanted to teach him, like learn to read music and be a musician,” said Mary Purdy, Holder’s guitar teacher. “But he worked hard and did everything I asked him. He’s very creative. Even when he would try to show me some of the things he was working on with his group, he was still a good student. I’m really proud of him.” With their long hair and somewhat edgy look – Holder sports a tattoo from Exumer – Andy Torres said sometimes people get the wrong impression. “We’re the only ones in the yearbook with leather jackets on in our senior pictures,” he said, gesturing to Holder. “But we moved here to get away from the gangs and violence in L.A. My dad got tired of my room getting shot up every night. People who have lived here all their lives hate it because there’s nothing to do, but I love it. They wouldn’t survive in L.A.” “Our chemistry holds us together,” he continued, lamenting the demise of other thrash bands that started about the same time they did. “We don’t keep stuff from each other; we share the vocals and writing. It’s trust and honesty that help us succeed – and, of course, support from our fans. We haven’t forgotten them. We’ll see them at the top.” For information on the band’s concert schedule or CDs, visit www.myspace.com/mercilessdeath. carol.rock@dailynews.com (661) 257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze out for rest of the year with ankle injury

first_img1 Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze will not play again until the new year after tearing ankle ligaments.The Germany international fired Dortmund 3-0 ahead against Schalke on Saturday but was taken off in the second half after being fouled before the visitors secured a dramatic 4-4 draw at the death. The club have now confirmed he is out of action until after the Bundesliga’s winter break in January.“Bad news for Borussia Dortmund: midfielder Mario Gotze sustained partial ligament tears in his upper and lower ankle in the Bundesliga match against Schalke 04 on Saturday,” read a statement.“It is estimated that the 25-year-old will be out of action for approximately six weeks.“At the very earliest, he could be back with the squad for the start of the second half of the season on 14 January 2018, when BVB play host to VfL Wolfsburg.” Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze last_img read more

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Columnist claims MSN censors

first_imgMONTEBELLO – Online columnist Bob Bracamontes says he was censored by Microsoft-owned e-mail server msn.com when his account was suddenly shut down recently without warning. Bracamontes writes often scathing commentaries on such topics as racism in America, Native-American issues, the death penalty or the relationship between the corporate and political world on his Web site, www.onlinewithbob.com. Frequently, he sends e-mails to acquaintances referencing his articles. So when he found himself locked out of his e-mail account this summer, Bracamontes said MSN officials sent him a message saying only that it was “a strict violation of the \ for our members to send objectionable material of any kind or nature using our service.” Bracamontes appealed to MSN, saying the closing blocked him from doing much of his personal finances with his e-mail and that all of his addresses had been lost. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“I’d like to know how many e-mail accounts that are agreeable to corporate America are being shut down,” said Bracamontes, who lives in south Montebello. “And who’s deciding what is `objectionable’ material? If you’re late paying the bill, \ will usually give you a warning before they shut off your service. I got no such thing.” In a second e-mail from support personnel, officials told him that three of his e-mail recipients had complained to msn.com about receiving “unwanted” mail from him. When Bracamontes asked for their addresses so he could take them off his list, MSN officials said they could not release that information because of privacy issues. “My question then was couldn’t they remove \ themselves,” said Bracamontes, who said he sends e-mail only to people he knows. “I knew they had the ability to enter my account and close it at will. And why wouldn’t those people just ask me not to send them mail? I wonder if those people even existed.” But support personnel said the e-mail server did not monitor the contents of users’ accounts unless required to do so by law. MSN representatives were not able to answer specific questions Monday about Bracamontes’ case. However, Gene Policinski of the First Amendment Center said if msn.com censored Bracamontes, it was within their rights. “This is not a First Amendment issue,” Policinski said. “It’s a private operation, and they are able to regulate content on their site. Speech is protected from government restraint only.” MSN has restored Bracamontes’ account. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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