House vandalised on Lovers Lane

The last thing any homeowner wants to wake up to is walking out the front door to find that your house has been vandalized. That was the reality for one Ancaster family and they’re now trying to clean up the mess after their house was covered with hateful graffiti overnight. The crime happened sometime between 10pm when Julie Hall’s mother and father went to bed and 3am when her mother noticed smudges on one of their windows. At the time, she wasn’t sure what it was and in the morning, upon discovering the graffiti she called her daughter.Despite the sparkly pink hue and the fanciful, curly writing style, the words are ugly “I should burn this house. This tree is worth 10,000 of you.” Not only on the garages, but the driveway, windows and door, patio stones and stucco.The tree in question was an oak that once stood on the city-owned setback on Lovers Lane and was deemed a hazard by a certified arborist. It had to be remobed before it fell on something or worse, someone. That work finished on Thursday. It was on city property and it was damaged and dangerous, when looking at the stump up close it was obvious that it was rotting in the middle. The fact that there were bright pink markings on the stump proves that who ever committed this crime could see that for themselves.The family is still trying to figure out how to clean up the paint, in fact they may have to repaint the entire house to fix the vandalism. To make matters worse, two months ago Julie’s father unexpectedly underwent surgery to remove a tumor, and he’s trying to recover. With their recent medical crisis the family’s financial situation has suffered and they’re feeling very overwhelmed.Hamilton Police were on the scene Friday to take a statement but haven’t said anything regarding what they can do about it, if anything, especially since there doesn’t appear to be any surveillance footage. read more

60 Minutes admits error in dubbing noises over quiet electric car

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – CBS News says an editor made an “audio error” in dubbing the sound of a loud traditional car engine over footage of the much quieter Tesla electric car in a “60 Minutes” story that aired Sunday.Spokesman Kevin Tedesco said Tuesday the loud car audio has been edited out of the online version of the story on Tesla founder Elon Musk. Anchor Scott Pelley reported the story, and CBS said he wasn’t aware of the added audio ahead of time.The revving sound, as opposed to the much quieter windlike noise of a Tesla, was noticed by the auto enthusiast website Writer Robert Sorokanich said it almost sounded like a motorcycle.“It’s one thing to dub exciting motor noises over a mundane-sounding car, but to plop engine sounds on a car that most folks realize is nearly silent? That just seems … bizarre,” he wrote.Tesla had no comment on the editing, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.It’s been a rough year at television’s most popular newsmagazine, with correspondent Lara Logan still on leave after an internal CBS report questioned her reporting and objectivity on a story about an attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Critics also questioned the show’s reporting on stories involving the National Security Agency and Amazon.___Online: by The Associated Press Posted Apr 1, 2014 9:55 am MDT ’60 Minutes’ admits error in dubbing noises over quiet electric car read more