Front desk – Apartman Beograd Tue, 22 Nov 2022 07:08:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Front desk – Apartman Beograd 32 32 Antlers at Vail Reveals Money-Saving List of 50 Things to Do in Vail for Under $50 in Honor of Hotel Colorado’s 50th Anniversary Ski Season Tue, 22 Nov 2022 06:02:48 +0000

Antlers at Vail is ideally located in Lionshead, just 150 meters from Vail’s Eagle Bahn Gondola, for visitors looking to experience all that the world famous ski resort has to offer.

In honor of its golden anniversary, Antlers at Vail has created a new money-saving list of 50 things to do under $50 in and around Vail.

Finding fun activities that won’t break the budget in beloved travel destinations like Colorado’s Vail Valley can sometimes be a challenge, but an Antlers year-round getaway at Hotel Vail has some ideas. The welcoming accommodation sits on the slopes in one of North America’s most visited vacation spots and kicks off its 50th winter ski and snow season in conjunction with the first day of opening of Vail Mountain Resort , Nov. 11, 2022. In honor of its golden anniversary, Antlers at Vail has created a new money-saving list of 50 things to do under $50 in Vail and area for all ages – this winter and throughout the year.

In its role as a “community icon” in the “ideal base camp for exploring the Vail area,” as Mountain Living magazine put it, the Antlers at Vail team pondered the “50 under $50” guide. and posted it on his anniversary website. Activities are divided into summer, winter, and year-round, most of them family-friendly, all cost less than $50 per person, and most are free. Visitors to the Vail Valley can experience things like ice-cream bumper cars and a holiday market this winter, live music and art walks in the summer, and bowling and interactive museum experiences year-round.

Antlers was built in 1972 – the same year that most of Vail’s Lionshead neighborhood was developed – and quickly established itself as a home from home run by friendly staff eager to provide guests with an exceptional experience. A $22 million renovation has propelled the property into a sleek, state-of-the-art present while maintaining its timeless ease and convenience, with a recent additional $5 million extension to the lobby and reception area, including a new interior design Mountain Modern and commissioned artwork, plus a new high-speed elevator.

Conveniently nestled next to Gore Creek at the base of Vail Mountain, just a two-minute walk from the Eagle Bahn Gondola, as well as a wide variety of dining and shopping options, the inviting Antlers at Vail offers plenty space to spread out and kick back — including the heated outdoor pool and on-site hot tubs. The expansive condominium suites feature cozy living rooms with gas fireplaces and HDTVs. Condo choices range from studios to four bedrooms, including the value option of one-bedroom spaces with bunk beds for a family of four, and two or three bathrooms on the three- and four-bedroom levels. In addition to fully equipped kitchens, all condos also feature private balconies with gas grills and the luxury of expansive living and dining areas.

A relaxing getaway away from home in Antlers at Vail can be booked online at, with November 2022 starting rates ranging from $266 per night (plus tax, NO resort fees) for a condo studio at $748 for a four-bedroom. And check out special offers and packages, including rooms, boards and bottles package for a private après-ski experience, here.

About Antlers in Vail

Celebrating its 50th Golden Anniversary in 2022, the Antlers at Vail condo hotel offers a relaxed Vail lodging experience in a fabulous mountain setting. In addition to receiving Vail’s Platinum Lodging Rating, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and Colorado Actively Green Certification, Antlers has received a wide range of media coverage, including being named one of Vail’s Top Lodgings for families in 2021 by SKI magazine, among the best destinations of November 2021 by Travel + Leisure and a best place on the planet to “live (for a while) as a digital nomad” by Outside, as well as congratulations from family travel bloggers as “Best Ski Resort for Families” and Best “Summer Camp for Families.” With condominiums ranging from studios to four-bedroom penthouses, each Antlers unit boasts a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, balcony and free Wi-Fi, daily housekeeping and covered parking. For more information, visit

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First Responders Adopt Dogs They Helped Save From Wisconsin Plane Crash Sat, 19 Nov 2022 21:03:39 +0000

The first responders who rushed to the scene after a plane carrying more than 50 shelter dogs crashed into a Wisconsin golf course this week helped save the animals in more ways than one.

The large twin-engine plane, which was ferrying the dogs to shelters in southeast Wisconsin from Louisiana, crashed on the golf course of Western Lakes Golf Club in Pewaukee on Tuesday.

Three people and 53 dogs on board all survived, with some of the animals suffering minor injuries like bumps and scrapes. All three people were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

In the days following the crash, several first responders who worked at the scene adopted the dogs they helped rescue.

“As soon as I found out they were all okay, my first thought was that one of them was coming with me. So that’s my little Lucky,” said Elle Steitzer, a firefighter and EMT at Lake Country Fire Rescue. ABC Milwaukee affiliate WISN while cradling her new puppy.

Streitzer and two of his colleagues from Lake Country Fire Rescue who responded to the scene of the plane crash adopted dogs on Friday.

“He just fell out of the sky in front of me, so here he is,” Lake Country Fire Rescue firefighter and paramedic Amber Christian told WISN of her dog, Artemis.

Deputy Chief Tony Wasielewski said Marley jumped into his arms after the crash. The next day, he went to meet her at the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, which took in 21 of the dogs involved in the accident.

“When they let her in, she walked around my wife, ran up to me, hugged me, gave me kisses. I started to cry a little and said, ‘ Oh my God, I guess we have a dog,'” Wasielewski told WISN.

The dogs were taken to shelters in counties across Wisconsin.

Elmbrook Humane Society took 11 dogs, with the “first dibs” going to plane crash first responders.

“We’ve had several call to ask us,” Stephanie Deswarte, the shelter’s front desk manager, told ABC News.

“Normally we don’t let people adopt until we’ve posted them on our website because we want to give everyone as fair a chance as possible. But since they were obviously at the heart of the matter and they did a great job trying to help with this whole crazy situation, which we gave all first responders the first tips so to speak to adopt before they were posted on the website,” he said. she continued.

Deswarte said that so far three people involved in the rescue – one of the first responders on the scene, another first responder and a golf course worker – have adopted puppies Charlie Brown, Linus and Sally, while that the family of another first responder Respondent was considering adopting a puppy on Saturday.

“We’ve never had anything like this before,” Deswarte said. “It was a miracle that everyone was really well.”

Matthew Haerter, assistant chief of Lake Country Fire and Rescue, congratulated the pilot on what he described as a “relatively disastrous landing”. The aircraft swept through trees, losing both wings, before landing on its belly.

“I think we all collectively have a soft spot in our hearts, especially for the dogs that have been rescued,” Haerter said during a Tuesday press briefing. “And now to think that they have to go through this before they find their forever home.”

“It could have been a lot worse,” he said.

Local authorities have not commented on the cause of the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

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Callers flood metro Atlanta abortion clinics after court ruling Wed, 16 Nov 2022 21:03:49 +0000

The state immediately appealed McBurney’s decision.

ExploreFulton County Judge Halts Enforcement of Georgia Abortion Ban

Georgia’s dozen clinics — most in metro Atlanta — remained open this summer and fall, but performed fewer abortions under the toughened law. Many patients traveled to other states with looser restrictions.

Planned Parenthood clinics in metro Atlanta and Savannah have resumed offering medication, or pills, for abortions up to 11 weeks pregnant, as they did before the law of the state.

The North Druid Hills Feminist Women’s Health Center, one of the groups that sued to overturn the state law, will resume performing abortions on Friday for patients up to 22.5 weeks pregnant. , in accordance with the limit before the entry into force of the law.

Tuesday’s decision expanded options for patients in the South, where many states have near-total bans, said Clinic spokeswoman Megan Gordon.

“We’re expecting a large influx of patients, not just across the state, but across the region as well,” Gordon said.

Staff from other departments are being asked to help take calls, book appointments and escort growing numbers of patients, she said. The clinic did not cut staff after the state law took effect and prepared for the possibility of that moment, she said.

“It’s a legal battle, so some degree of back-and-forth isn’t unexpected,” Gordon said.

Many Planned Parenthood callers have expressed concern that the law could suddenly change again, Kennedy said.

“They’re confused,” she said. “They’re frustrated because they were told something last week, two weeks ago or a month ago, and now they’re being told something else.”

Lawyers for Carafem, which operates a clinic in Atlanta, took the time to read the judge’s full statement on Tuesday afternoon, but on Wednesday the clinic began offering abortions up to 13 weeks pregnant, as before state law took effect.

“Today we actually saw people beyond six weeks, so it’s been going well and customers have expressed relief,” said Melissa Grant, co-founder and COO. “People said they were sure they should travel.”

At Summit Medical Associates in Piedmont Heights, cars came and went throughout the morning. Some people sat in their cars but refused to speak when approached by a reporter from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Inside, the women checked in at reception, filled out paperwork, and waited for their names to be called. Phones rang and staff answered calls, with most being put on hold due to volume.

A Summit employee confirmed that the clinic has resumed offering abortions up to 22 weeks of pregnancy.

Movement was swift early Wednesday morning in and out of A Preferred Women’s Health Center, located on a busy street in Forest Park, in an unassuming office park in the shadow of the airport.

Two protesters were outside at the edge of the parking lot. Inside, several women and couples sat nervously in the waiting room. Throughout the morning, cars arrived.

“If a woman is emotional and upset, she knows she’s doing something wrong,” said Jason Cantrell, who said he protests at two abortion clinics five times a week. “She knows she’s killing her baby.”

Cantrell, who is white, used his megaphone to speak out against abortion, calling it the number one killer of black people. Many patients who visit the Forest Park clinic are black or Hispanic, reflecting the demographics of the neighborhood.

Georgia Right to Life, an anti-abortion group, continues to ask Kemp to call a special legislative session to pass a “personhood amendment” to the state constitution that would ban abortion without exception. Earlier this month, the group submitted nearly 5,000 signatures to the governor, executive director Zemmie Fleck said.

What to know about financial aid and scholarship opportunities at ECC – Observer Sun, 13 Nov 2022 22:18:19 +0000

Nat Leon, Engagement Editor

The entrance to the Elgin Community College Financial Aid Office.

If you’re a student, you’ve probably worked on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or researched scholarship opportunities. Elgin Community College has several services that offer assistance when navigating these resources.

Maria Tovar, ECC Financial Aid Counselor, explains that FAFSA is an application that students fill out to determine which scholarships and student loans they qualify for. A grant is need-based funding for students that does not need to be repaid, while a loan is funding that must be repaid with interest.

“For loans, it’s better to get federal loans than loans from any bank, because banks are going to have higher interest rates,” Tovar said.

The FAFSA application must be completed annually. It opens every October and closes just before the start of the school year. Applications can be completed on

“The sooner the student completes the FAFSA the better just because there is state funding and the state soon runs out of funding,” Tovar said.

Once a student completes the FAFSA form, ECC will receive the request. The school may request additional documents and will perform a verification process before awarding students what they need. This process is different for each school.

For students who need assistance with their application, ECC provides assistance at the Financial Aid Office, Building B-156. There are computers in the office where students can work on their forms while getting help from people at the front desk.

Students must arrive at least one hour before office closes and bring their tax return information. If more specific individual help is needed, students should make an appointment.

Tovar encourages students to ask for help.

“Don’t be shy, I know sometimes you don’t want to talk to someone at the front desk and explain your whole life to someone who is there,” Tovar said. “You can always ask an advisor and say your situation is specific.”

ECC also offers scholarships for which students can apply.

Nancy Gutierrez, scholarship and work specialist at ECC, manages all internal and private scholarships.

“Just because you don’t qualify for the FAFSA doesn’t mean you don’t have financial need, so these scholarships help supplement that financial need so students have more flexibility with payments,” Gutierrez said.

Students can complete the Foundation Application, which is a single application that applies to over 200 scholarships. Application is open year-round, beginning each new school year cycle in January and ending in December. The app can be found here.

The scholarship committee evaluates applications to determine which scholarships students are eligible for, which saves students from having to complete individual applications for each scholarship.

“We have a ton of different scholarships for everything from graphic design to nursing to truck driving,” Gutierrez said. “Every little thing you could think of, we have a scholarship for most.”

Gutierrez expresses that the process is not rigorous and requires only one letter of support. A letter of support differs from a letter of recommendation because it can be from anyone, not just a professor or employer.

Students will typically find out about scholarships awarded to them for the academic year in the fall semester.

“Even if you don’t think you qualify, apply; there’s a lot of money that’s not being used because nobody’s applying,” Gutierrez said.

TN’s Official Guide to Tipping Around the World Thu, 10 Nov 2022 22:26:59 +0000


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Set the tone for your hotel stay by tipping your porter. They are usually the first point of contact when arriving at your hotel. A party of four with luggage for a 3-5 day stay should tip $10-$15. If the weather is bad or they have to travel a long distance to carry your luggage, let them know you appreciate them for their great work. You also don’t want the rest of the staff to know you’re an ungrateful American.


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Often invisible, this team helps keep your room spotless when you return each day (at least they usually do). They are also among the lowest paid workers in the industry, so a tip for them can go a long way.

Documented as one of the most underpaid workers in the hospitality industry, the housekeeping team definitely deserves a tip. Since the housekeeping staff consists of several people during your stay, a small tip per day makes the most sense. Leaving a big tip at the end of your stay might end up going to just one of the many workers.

A dollar or two a day can go a long way, but also match the cost of living in the country you are visiting. Be sure to leave the tip out in the open where they can obviously know it’s for them or with a small note if needed.


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Most of us will use the internet to populate our itineraries with the best things to do and sights to see in the country we’re about to visit. But a concierge can certainly become an asset to your schedule and help you find the best travel and excursion deals in this country. There have been many times where I have found my personal drivers through the concierge to get the best rate to get around town.

Tip the concierge based on how much help they provide, if they just give you directions it’s not necessary, but if they spend half an hour to an hour arranging your activities holidays, leave a good tip.

Front desk staff

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Reception staff do not require tipping. More than likely they are on the path to a management position and earning an annual salary instead of an hourly rate.

Pecan Community Gardens, a busy place this fall | Columnists Fri, 04 Nov 2022 23:54:00 +0000

Originally from Mississippi, transplanted to Texas for 28 years, Diane Long is a wife, mother and English teacher who wrote Pecan Plantation Bits for a total of 15 years. She spends her time gathering neighborhood news and teaching students how to avoid the passive voice.

The Historical Society prepares for a gingerbread contest Wed, 02 Nov 2022 14:44:35 +0000

First place and prize in the Best of Show gingerbread contest was won by ‘Hometown Giving’ by the Petter family at the annual Carson Valley Museum
Photo by Sarah Drinkwine.

The holidays are right around the corner and the Douglas County Historical Society is already getting into the holiday spirit.

Preparations are underway for the annual DCHS Holiday Gala, which will take place on December 3 at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Main Street in Gardnerville. The festive event transforms the museum’s main hall into a winter wonderland and includes the festive gallery of trees, selfies and letters with Santa Claus, activities and games for the whole family and the popular house decorating contest in gingerbread.

Anyone wishing to enter the Gingerbread House Contest is encouraged to pick up an entry at the Gardnerville Museum. The competition has four categories: Family project; Children 12 and under; Adult/Adolescent; and Club, organization, group or church.

As for the actual construction of the gingerbread house entrances, DCHS Special Events Coordinator Dennis Little said almost anything goes. Traditional structures made from edible, non-perishable foods are welcome, as are more non-traditional builds from materials such as Play-Doh, crochet, origami, or LEGO.

Houses made from a store-bought kit are also accepted, although additional styling and embellishments beyond what comes with the kit are strongly encouraged. LED or low wattage lighting is permitted, although it is the entrant’s responsibility to keep the batteries replaced and running for the duration of the contest.

Little said that each year the gingerbread house entries “exceed what you see on magazine covers,” and that he’s always inspired by the creativity shown by the community.

Entries must be brought to the Carson Valley Museum between November 25 and December 2.

The museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There is no cost to participate.

The gingerbread house exhibit debuts at the holiday gala on December 3 and will run until December 17. Ribbons will be given out at a special artisan reception on December 17th.

Gingerbread house decorating contest entries can also be mailed via USPS or emailed to entrants. Contact DCHS at 775-782-2555 or email for more information.

DCHS is hosting Family Day this weekend

Don’t miss Family Day at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Free entry.

This month’s Family Day is held in honor and recognition of local American veterans, and the first 24 visitors will receive an Armed Forces rubber duck. Entrants can search for images and will have the opportunity to write thank you notes that will go to the Veterans Hospital.

Through the end of 2022, each Family Day visit gives attendees a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the museum bookstore. The last day of this year’s DCHS Family is the De. 3 Holiday Gala, and the draw takes place on December 5.

DCHS Family Day events are held on the first Saturday of every month, except January and July.

Volunteers wanted

DCHS is looking for volunteers and guides to help with special event programs, handle reception, and help with DCHS publications. Please call 775-782-2555 for more information.

The nonprofit DCHS “seeks to enrich lives by preserving local history and making it accessible to our communities and visitors.”

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Amy Roby can be contacted at

TV Recap: “Alaska Daily” – Episode 4 “The Weekend” Fri, 28 Oct 2022 03:06:58 +0000

Stanley (Jeff Perry) briefs the newsroom on the opening weekend of the State Fair this weekend. Claire (Meredith Holzman) offers to cover the pig races, Juna (Ami Park) is all over the food and snacks. Eileen (Hilary Swank) walks into the meeting, makes a sarcastic comment, and Stanley advises her to get back to work. Gabriel (Pablo Castelblanco) gets his first assignment at the fair.

Eileen tries to convince Roz (Grace Dove) to work weekends but is turned down. Stanley informs the two that their story about Chief Durkin is very popular and that Durkin has been suspended from his job, thanks to the story. Roz leaves and Stanley asks if Eileen would like to cover the fair. She chooses to continue working. (The face Eileen makes at Stanley is priceless. I’ve made that facial expression many times in my life. Well done Hilary Swank. There should be an Emmy for body language.)

Before leaving, Gabriel brings Eileen a package left at reception. Inside is a note that says “Go Home” and a ball. While Eileen is unfazed by the gift, Claire and Bob (Matt Malloy) tell her to let Stanley know so the police and lawyers can be notified.

Eileen rides with Gabriel, and while she’s in a pensive mood, Gabriel gloats about his first mission. At her hotel, Eileen receives a phone call from her stalker who vows not to let her ruin the state. The call ends with another threat to Eileen’s life.

With the weekend to herself, Eileen tries to get back to her book on the Secretary of Defense, but the missing opinions of dozens of Native women taped to her wall keep her busy. The news crew takes in all avenues of the state fair. Claire is at every turn, and Juna samples and talks to everyone gorging on snakes. As a jam contest judge, Bob is very busy.

The cabbage contest forces Gabriel to meet the winner, a teenage girl named Erica Block. He shares his nerves and they easily start to connect. Eileen can’t look away from the wall of missing women. Gabriel calls thinking his story is boring, and Eileen recommends that he go further by going to the farm and getting more information.

Roz, who managed to avoid the fair, participates in a basketball tournament and, after winning, goes out for a drink with her friends. Grilled over her working partnership with Eileen, Roz compares Eileen to the geese that come up every summer. They make a lot of noise and act like they run the place. (That describes Eileen perfectly.)

Claire is having a great time at the fair, and when Juna joins her with two big bags of popcorn, it looks like Juna is having a great time too. (I wish I could spend my days covering food at a state fair.)

Gabriel goes to Erica Block’s farm and after explaining why he’s following, her father (Jason Jones) comes out and invites Gabriel over. (Jason Jones plays this role with a strong hint of creepiness. There’s something going on on this farm.)

Mr. Block asks Gabriel to hand over his cell phone, because, as he explains, the farm is a home without a cell phone. Gabriel is very curious and as he asks insightful questions, Mr. Block lets him go so his interview with Erica can continue.

Eileen goes for a jog, but her descent in the elevator causes some anxiety. Or maybe it was the message from his editor in New York. Eileen rushes outside and collapses. An ambulance is called and newspaper editor Aaron Pritchard (Shane McRae) is there when she wakes up. Eileen lets her guard down and tells the EMT that she had a panic attack.

Gabriel’s tour of the farm is quite wonderful. He and Erica bond. The Block family has a complicated history. At the hospital, Eileen is charming with the doctor and is informed that she cannot leave for a few hours. Aaron comes in with coffee and tells her he won’t leave her alone. (Would be nice to think Aaron was a good guy.) The conversation between the two is less than cordial, with Eileen insulting Aaron about his control of the diary. She apologizes saying she has a terrible personality when she unravels. (It’s moments like these that really make me love Eileen.)

As Gabriel learns more about Erica and her father, Eileen is admitted to the hospital. Retrieving his cell phone, Gabriel decides to investigate a locked barn on the farm, to find a large amount of fertilizer. Mr. Block confronts him, and luckily Gabriel makes it out alive. Calling Eileen, Gabriel needs help. She will only help him if he picks her up from the hospital. Aaron returns to the room, surprised to see Eileen gone, and calls Stanley.

Seeking to meet Gabriel, Stanley calls worried, as Aaron told him about the panic attack. In the car with Gabriel, he tells Eileen about the farm tour and the odd amount of fertilizer stored there. The next day at church, Gabriel finds himself alone for a few moments. She shares with him a manifesto that her father received from his group of friends.

Back in the newsroom, Stanley and Bob agree that this is a major story, but along with Eileen, Gabriel is told to return to the fair and get a comment from Mr. Block, and to its association with the Genesis group which wrote the manifesto. With Eileen behind him, Gabriel is very specific in his questioning. Confronting him with the manifesto, Gabriel is seconded by Erica, when she admits having provided the document.

Eileen and Gabriel return and Stanley does not want to publish. Gabriel is furious that his story was cut, and Eileen has a lead on the Gloria Nanmac case. Stanley takes Gabriel out for a beer and tries to offer some support. He also tells the rookie that he is now a full-time reporter.

Eileen and Roz meet the former police chief in Meade. Their meeting is a success and the two journalists receive an unredacted copy of the police report on the death of Gloria Nanmac.

Bill’s perspective:

Alaska Daily is fantastic. I haven’t been excited about network dramas in a long time, and this show is growing with each new episode. Hilary Swank is the lead, and I adore Eileen, but the rest of the cast continues to support and show the depth of the world we’re introduced to.

I didn’t expect Pablo Castelblanco to get an entire episode, and it was a great story to tell. In journalism, you never know where a story may lead. The fact that he was assigned to the giant cabbage contest that leads to the discovery of a radical extremist in the heart of the city, seems exaggerated, but is handled perfectly.

Alaska Daily is a mystery that has many layers, but it’s the story of the people who work at the newspaper that makes this show so compelling and worth watching every week.

All the Evidence That Supports the Buffalo Jim Barrier Murder Theory Tue, 25 Oct 2022 15:41:00 +0000

Warning: The following contains SPOILERS for Unsolved Mysteries volume 3, episode 4, “Death in a Vegas Motel”.Unsolved mysteries Volume 3, Episode 4 presents ample evidence supporting the theory that James “Buffalo Jim” Barrier was murdered. Barrier’s body was discovered in a Motel 6 on Boulder Highway on April 6, 2008, the day after he was checked in. An autopsy later determined that his heart had failed due to dilated cardiomyopathy and there were traces of cocaine in his system. Investigators were quick to rule Barrier’s death an accidental drug overdose after interviewing a woman known only as “Lisa”, but his family believe he was murdered.


While Buffalo Jim Barrier was a popular figure in Las Vegas, he also had many enemies. Chief among them was Rick Rizzolo, who owned the gentlemen’s club next to Barrier’s auto repair business. Unsolved mysteries The Volume 3 episode “Death in a Vegas Motel” reports that Barrier helped the FBI investigate Rizzolo’s affairs, which led to the latter’s conviction for racketeering and tax evasion. Family and friends believe it was no coincidence that Rizzolo was released from prison the day before Barrier died, but there is also evidence that Barrier’s death was a case of murder, even ignoring his feud with Rick Rizzolo.

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Jim was proudly drug free

According to his friends and family, the idea that Buffalo Jim Barrier died of a cocaine overdose in a motel room in the company of an unknown woman is the most incredible aspect of his death. Despite being a Sin City institution, Barrier was known for its straight lifestyle. His youngest daughter, Jerica, notes him in Unsolved mysteries volume 3, episode 4, claiming in Netflix’s true crime series that she never knew her father for “using drugs or drinking alcohol or partying. This statement was confirmed by the family’s attorney, Gus Flangas, who recalled that Barrier had used cocaine in his early years and was proud to have overcome his addiction. In Flagas’ opinion, the circumstances reported of Barrier’s death were “completely atypical of the Buffalo that I knew.”

Another guest entered Jim’s hotel room before him

A strange aspect of the Buffalo Jim Barrier case is that motel records show that another guest entered the room later rented by Barrier at 8:15 p.m. on April 5, 2002. This was, as stated in the inquest presented by Netflix. Unsolved mysteries seven minutes before Barrier checked into reception at 8:22 p.m. The motel’s records also indicated whether the keys that accessed each room were registered in the name of a guest, management, or housekeeping staff. The key used to access the room at 8:15 p.m. belonged to another guest. The Barrier family believe this is evidence of a setup, as there was no good reason another guest had been in the same room so shortly before leaving for Barrier, or that housekeeping cleaned the room so late in the day and using a wrong key to access the room.

A folded dollar bill was found in Jim’s wallet.

Another odd aspect of the case is that the only money found in Buffalo Jim Barrier’s wallet was a single folded dollar bill. Jennifer and Jerica Barrier rate in Netflix Unsolved mysteries episode “Death in a Vegas Motel” that this was unusual as their father was known to carry large sums of cash and did not bend his money that way. They also claim that the single-ply dollar bill is a “very notorious mob hit sign“, used to mark victims of contract killings.

Jim’s car mysteriously disappeared and reappeared

Buffalo Jim Barrier’s white Rolls-Royce was his proudest possession, being as distinctive and well-known in Las Vegas as Barrier himself. Her daughters were unable to find her car at the motel, although they specifically searched for her after they arrived to identify her body. Police also searched for the car to no avail and filed a missing car report. The Rolls-Royce was eventually discovered by motel management later that day, April 6, 2008, at 5:30 p.m., in the hotel parking lot. According to attorney Gus Flagas’ interview with Netflix Unsolved mysteriespolice analysis of the car later yielded, “…no fingerprints, no hairs, nothingThis suggests the car may have been taken and cleaned of incriminating evidence before being driven back to the motel.

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Jim predicted how he might be murdered

Jennifer Barrier thinks her father had advance warning that his enemies were going to act against him. She reveals in the Unsolved mysteries episode “Death in a Vegas Motel” that the last time she spoke to her father was the Thursday before his death when he specifically told her that “They’d make it look like I died of a drug overdose with women. Barrier also spoke with journalist Joshua Longobardy on the Friday before his death about the possibility of his murder being staged. Longobardy recalled their conversation in a 2008 Las Vegas Weekly article, noting that Barrier had specifically said “They’ll try to do it through a woman… or they’ll try to drug me.” Given this, it’s hard to suggest a storyline fitting the evidence of Buffalo Jim Barrier’s death outside of a murder setup.

Jim received a warning letter the day he died

The fact that Buffalo Jim Barrier received a letter revealing a conspiracy against him on the day of his death adds even more credence to the setup theory. The letter, which appears in the Unsolved mysteries investigates the case of Barrier’s death, mentions his old enemy Rick Rizzolo by name, and warns Barrier that Rizzolo was “use people to get close to youIt could also explain why Barrier allegedly agreed to meet the mysterious “Lisa” in a motel room, either believing he was helping a woman in need or trying to gather additional evidence of the plot against him.

New episodes of Unsolved mysteries out Tuesdays on Netflix.

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]]> Fight against homelessness: DESC plans new housing at Interbay Thu, 20 Oct 2022 02:25:14 +0000

IInterbay is expected to receive more housing to help serve the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Daniel Malone, executive director of the Downtown Emergency Services Center, shared the organization’s plans to open new permanent supportive housing on 15e Avenue West in Interbay during the Queen Anne Community Council meeting on October 12.

DESC is a homelessness service organization focused on adults experiencing homelessness, particularly those with more complex conditions, such as mental illness and substance use disorders. In addition to managing and operating shelters, DESC is a behavioral health organization licensed to provide mental health and addictions services as part of its work, Malone said.

“Supportive housing…is by far the most studied intervention for chronic homelessness and the one with the best outcomes for people emerging from homelessness,” Malone said.

DESC already has considerable experience providing services in the Queen Anne and Interbay neighborhoods, Malone said.

For many years he operated an overnight shelter on the grounds of Sacred Heart Church in Uptown near the Seattle Center. More recently, DESC operated an overnight shelter for men in Lower Queen Anne on property owned by Seattle City Light on Roy Street.

DESC has also opened a 100-unit supportive housing called Interbay Place on the Queen side of 15e and Boston, Malone said.

This facility is similar to what DESC is pursuing further north on 15e Avenue West, Malone said.

Architects have begun designing the new facility at 2626 15e Ave. W., across from the golf course. When completed, it will include 105 studio units on the upper floors and a reception office, consulting rooms, in-house medical practice, lounge, conference rooms and a commercial kitchen and dining room on the ground floor. pavement.

“These are relatively small studios that are furnished but fully equipped with a small kitchen and bathroom,” Malone said, adding that the units are around 350 square feet and are meant to sleep one person.

Tenant services available to residents include case management or on-site support services; assistance with meals and transportation; on-site community events or groups; accessible building design; medical awareness; help with chores.

“So the point of this kind of housing is to help people who have, you know, really big challenges in their lives to get and keep housing, because what we’re seeing is people are able to house themselves – usually when people move into their housing, they stay there for the long term and their lives get much, much better,” Malone said. “They end up having better health outcomes, they end up happier, they end up finding different words to connect to community life after often very long and traumatic life experiences.”

Malone said the facility will feature secure entrances and a 24-hour front desk throughout the year. Visitors must register at reception.

“We pay particular attention to our role as a neighbor in the neighborhoods in which we have buildings, and this includes an emphasis on security, so we want to ensure that tenants are safe in their buildings and apartments,” said Malone said additional tenants are required to sign an expectations agreement with their leases.

Malone said DESC began designing the facility in May and applied for funding in September. The organization has already met with area residents at a neighborhood community meeting and will hold another in November.

Additionally, DESC hopes to wrap up the project in November and secure government funding in December. Malone said the architects would submit planning permission in March 2023, with construction starting in August 2023.

“Typically, construction takes 16 months or something, so we don’t expect to open this building to tenants until late 2024 or early 2025,” Malone said.

Once opened, the facility is intended to provide long-term or permanent accommodation for tenants.

“A lot of people stay, either until the end of their life or they need a higher level of care,” Malone said. “The average age of people living in our homes is in their early to mid-50s, and a sad reality of long periods of time on the streets is that people have quite dramatically shortened life expectancies,” said Malone. “And so a number of people are known to have a life expectancy in the early 60s, and so we see a lot of end-of-life issues, even among people who aren’t very old, and so that’s a This is why we often focus on bringing health care resources and other forms of support to people in our buildings, because the traditional long-term care system does not accommodate them very well. , sometimes.

Malone said DESC would be interested in establishing a good neighbor agreement with the Queen Anne Community Council, a common practice between organizations such as DESC and neighbors, as well as showing plans for the facility, as and as they develop, with the QACC Land Use Review Committee.

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