A friend of a neighbor, who is an acquaintance of a relative (a very reliable source, we might add), told Miss Vero that a Florida panther is responsible for the recent death of one rather large Labrador retriever, who was merely minding his own business in the back garden of a JI home. The poor dog had to be put down with severe injuries. JI security was called to the scene, but in the manner of all things JI, the incident is hush, hush. But Miss Vero wonders, what would happen if a little grandchild had been attacked rather than the family pet? Is the panther protected or will the critically endangered pussy be secretly exterminated in the name of public safety? And most important, would he be able to produce ID as a visitor or is he considered a resident? As usual, another growth vs. development discussion.
"The Florida panther has been at the center of a controversy over the science used to manage the species. There has been very strong disagreement between scientists about the location and nature of critical habitat. This in turn is linked to a dispute over management which involves property developers and environmental organisations."
NEWS AND EXCITING
Ok, we love this new site and the promise of all the information to come, so spend some time here, look around. The forum page is now open, taking comments -and check out the link page for IRC info one stop shopping, very useful indeed!:
If y'all know what The Smoking Gun is y'all will appreciate this immensely. If not and y'all need to get up to speed, well here ya go:
Miss Vero wishes Webmaster Mike all the best and welcomes him to the new Vero media revolution! (Maybe this will calm Max down a bit, this whole quitting smoking thing has made him a little cranky. We'd offer him a little libation, but we know better.)
CHARLIE WILSON'S WEB
We applaud Mr. Charlie Wilson this week for taking the goline all over town, good thing it's not election season or we'd consider this brilliant strategy!
Last week, ole Charlie had a great post about all the news the PJ neglected to tell us. We wish we could show it to y'all, but Charlie doesn't give access to his archives. Yet. We are going right now, over to Charlie's virtual place, to straighten him out. Ahhh, so many men to train, so little time.