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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Campaign update.

Well the campaign is going well, we have been in swing with some action but have not yet hit full swing we will be very active in the weeks to come.


Posting will not be on a regular base tell after the election is over so please keep checking back to see what is new. Some times it may be a while between post some times it will not be long at all.

This is very sad.

If you grew up watching wrestling like I did you will Chris Benoit. Yesterday he killed him self. Not only that his, but he chose to take his wife's and son's life as well. I will have more later.

Here is a story off ,

ATLANTA - Pro wrestler Chris Benoit strangled his wife, suffocated his 7-year-old son and placed a Bible next to their bodies before hanging himself by the pulley of a weightlifting machine, authorities said Tuesday.
Investigators also found prescription anabolic steroids in the house, Lt. Tommy Pope of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department. He would not comment on Benoit’s state of mind or possible motive.
Autopsies showed all three died of asphyxiation, Pope said.

Benoit’s wife, Nancy, was killed Friday in an upstairs family room, her feet and wrists were bound and there was blood under her head, indicating a possible struggle, Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard said.
The son, Daniel, was likely killed late Saturday or early Sunday, the body found in his bed, Ballard said.
Benoit apparently killed himself several hours and as long as a day later, Ballard said. His body was found in a downstairs weight room, hanging from the pulley of a piece of exercise equipment.

The prosecutor said he found it “bizarre” that the WWE wrestling star spread out the killings over a long weekend and appeared to remain in the house for up to a day with the bodies.
“I’m baffled about why anybody would kill a 7-year-old,” Ballard said. “I don’t think we’ll ever be able wrap our head around that.”
Earlier, a law enforcement official speaking on a condition of anonymity said Benoit strangled his wife and smothered his son.

Nancy Benoit filed for a divorce in May 2003, saying their three-year union was irrevocably broken and alleging “cruel treatment.” But she later dropped the complaint, as well as a request for a restraining order in which she charged that Benoit had threatened her and had broken furniture in their home.

In the divorce filing, she said Benoit made more than $500,000 a year as a professional wrestler and asked for permanent custody of Daniel and child support. In his response, Benoit sought joint custody.

Fayette County Coroner C.J. Mowell did not return calls seeking comment. The answering service for his funeral home said he was out of town.
Asked about the condition of the interior of the house, sheriff’s Sgt. Keith Whiteside said investigators found “nothing really out of the ordinary.” He said Benoit was found in the home’s weight room, his wife in an office and the son in an upstairs bedroom.
Neighbors said the Benoits led a low-key lifestyle.

“We would see Chris walking in his yard from time to time. He wasn’t rude, but he wasn’t really outwardly warm,” said Alaina Jones, who lives across the street.
Jimmy Baswell, who was Benoit’s driver for more than five years, placed a white wreath at the Benoits’ gate. “They always seemed like they were the happiest people,” he said.
World Wrestling Entertainment said on its Web site that it asked authorities to check on Benoit and his family after being alerted by friends who received “several curious text messages sent by Benoit early Sunday morning.”
The WWE, based in Stamford, Conn., said authorities asked that it not release further information on the deaths.
Benoit, born in Montreal, was a former world heavyweight champion, Intercontinental champion and held several tag-team titles. His names in the ring included “The Canadian Crippler.”

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“WWE extends its sincerest thoughts and prayers to the Benoit family’s relatives and loved ones in this time of tragedy,” the company said in a statement on its Web site.
“He was like a family member to me, and everyone in my family is taking it real hard,” said fellow Canadian Bret Hart, a five-time champion with the World Wrestling Federation. The federation has since changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment.
Benoit had maintained a home in metro Atlanta from the time he wrestled for the defunct World Championship Wrestling. The Fayette County Tax Assessors Office lists the value of the house, situated on more than 8.5 acres, at nearly $900,000.

The WWE canceled its live “Monday Night RAW” card in Corpus Christi, Texas, and USA Network aired a three-hour tribute to Benoit in place of the scheduled wrestling telecast.
Benoit’s wife managed several wrestlers and went by the stage name “Woman.” They met when her then-husband drew up a script that had them involved in a relationship as part of a story line on World Championship Wrestling, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Benoit has two other children from a prior relationship

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I was glad to see the Duluth City Council put the vote on water increases on hold. I can't see how any councilor could or would support increasing Duluth by up to 3 or 4 times well it drops in outline areas. I was going to post on this before now but never had time too. I will have more on this later tonight.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Is Crime a problem in Duluth?

I want to know what you think. Please let me know by replying to the message.

Is crime an issue in Duluth?

I will leave it at that for now. I was going to add more but don't want to interfere with your thoughts. I will let you know what I think after a few people have left a response.

Here is the first one about the campaign.

I wanted to let everyone know about our kickoff party.

Here is the details:

What: Rathe for City Council kickoff party.

Were: Sammy's pizza Downtown

When: June 15th

Time: 5-8 p.m.

I will have more later. I did want to let everyone know, and if you can come please come down and join us.

I will be posting!!!!!!

It took a while for me to decide what to do with the blog. I will post, I don't know how much city of Duluth stuff I will post at this point. I will however have a post up later tonight or tomorrow about the increase in water by the city. I will post issues around this area and might toss in a few post about the campaign.

I will post soon, thanks for reading and playing the waiting game.