Friday, June 26, 2009

King of Pop dies

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed that Michael Jackson has died.
He was 50. Ed Winter, the assistant chief coroner, confirmed his office had been notified of the death and would handle the investigation. Jackson died Thursday at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. The circumstances of Jackson's death were not immediately clear. A spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department says Jackson was not breathing when paramedics responded to a call at his Los Angeles home about 12:30 p.m California time. The paramedics performed C-P-R and took him to the hospital.The tragedy struck amid a concerted effort by Jackson to resurrect his singing career after years of tabloid headlines. Earlier this year, he announced his impending comeback: a marathon series of massive back-to-back concerts in London.

Back To Work

After dipping his toes into the political pool, the Detachment Commander for Lunenburg County RCMP is expected back in the office soon. Mark Furey went on an unpaid leave of absence back on April 15th when he announced he was running for the Liberal party in Lunenburg West. Staff at the detachment office in Cookville say he is scheduled to be back in his office on Monday. Staff Sergeant Furey is a 29-year veteran of the RCMP. At the time of his nomination, there was no guarantee he'd reclaim the district commander's job or that he'd remain with Lunenburg County's RCMP following election day. New Democrat Gary Ramey was elected as the MLA for the area, defeating former Cabinet Minister Carolyn Bollivar Getson.