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to apply for legal aid
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“I’ve been peeling my onion for I’ve been peeling
the exposure of evidence against
these individuals for nine years,” my onion for the
he said. “And what do you do when
you peel an onion? You cry.” exposure of evidence
He said he has spent his life sav-
ings on legal expenses and will against these individuals
probably apply for legal aid in con-
nection with this matter. for nine years.And what
“I’ve spent all my money . . . I
have a fixed income, a pension.” do you do when you peel
One of Manderson’s outstand-
ing questions concerning the law- an onion? You cry.
suit is who is suing him. Al-
though only two names were list-
ed as plaintiffs, Manderson’s
comments address the entire cor-
poration and Wellington County derson attends many meetings and
council. every county stakeholder is aware
When asked whether the deci- of Manderson’s website.
sion to move forward with the law- “I’ve never seen him be disrup-
ROB O’FLANAGAN, GUELPH MERCURY suit was something voted on by tive,” he said.
Future car buyers Rick Danciu and Indre Volkaite, seen near a vehicle on display this week at the North American council, Erin mayor and county Calls for comments this week to
International Auto Show, have vastly different tastes in cars. Both acknowledge they will have to change their councillor Rod Finnie said he Doug Thomson, the lawyer listed
expectations and priorities for what their dream car will be. couldn’t comment because the in the lawsuit for Whitcombe and
matter was addressed “in camera.” Wilson, were not returned.
That means it was handled during Wilson said he could not com-
Desire and need for cars a legally closed session of county
Coun. Lou Maieron said Man-
The matter is to go before court
have not evaporated Man pulled from burning car
Firefighters arriving on the
scene extinguished the blaze.
➤ AUTO FROM PAGE A1 and about 6.76 billion inhabitants. motorists going green, sooner Details were unclear yesterday,
But while merciless criticism Judging by what drew crowds rather than later. It was not lost on GUELPH — A man was taken to but the crash may have involved a
of the Detroit Three has created at the Detroit Auto Show earlier Danciu that in his inauguration hospital with unknown injuries second parked vehicle at the club,
the perception that they are passé, this week, style remains the sin- speech Tuesday, U.S. President yesterday after his vehicle caught located at 80 Stone Rd. W.
insular, out of touch with global gle most attractive feature of an Barack Obama spoke of harness- fire, police said. The club is near the intersec-
market realities and building cars automobile — its shape, lines and ing the sun, wind and other forms The Guelph man was driving tion with Gordon Street on the
that no one wants to buy company colour. Young and old oglers of alternative energy . in the parking lot of the Guelph city’s south side.
leaders seem convinced they’re swarmed the Mercedes-Benz SLR, The new president has said he Athletic Club on Stone Road at Witnesses are asked to contact
doing what needs to be done to the Audi R8 FSI, the Lamborghini wants to see one million electric ve- 3:15 p.m. when he struck a parked Guelph Police Constable Matt
fight the infection and respond to Gallardo and the Hummer H2 — hicles on American roads by 2015. vehicle, police said. Jotham.
contemporary consumer de- all works of design art in their Environmentalism has arrived Club staff and passersby pulled He can be reached at 519-824-
mands. And they are defending own ways. at the White House, and environ- him from the burning wreckage. 1212, ext. 7434.
themselves, in strong terms, mentalism has permeated the au-
against an onslaught of criticism tomotive sector.
they say is not entirely deserved. “I’d buy an electric car today if
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humanity’s dependence on the au- Chicago to attend the auto show at fuel prices, but the abandon-
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about 600 million cars worldwide, Danciu sees North American plan for the future.
Cool cat still up for grabs Nuquest
GUELPH — Wanted: a warm, welcoming home for a
friendly tabby .
Wrong Way Jay, who’s staying at the Guelph Hu-
mane Society after being rescued from a tree last
week by Humane Wildlife Control, hasn’t been The Corporation of the
claimed by his unknown owners. County of Wellington
It appears the cat was stuck in a tree on Eliot
Place for two days, suffering through sometimes bit-
terly cold winter temperatures.
Jay’s nose was beet red when he was brought
down Jan. 13. Humane Wildlife Control officer Jason
Boles said at the time it meant the animal was “in a
Staff at the humane society were concerned for his
Watch for our
welfare amid –23 C overnight temperatures with the HOT HIRES FEATURE
wind chill, but said yesterday that he is recovering well.
“No one came to claim him, which is really too Running January 28, 2009 in Classiﬁed Recruitment
bad,” humane society executive director Elizabeth For details, call 519-894-9150
Bonkink said yesterday .
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“There’s been interest, but no one’s put in an ap-
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She described the grey-and-white cat as a “big, This tabby, named Wrong Way Jay by workers at the
gentle giant. He’s friendly; he loves people.” Guelph Humane Society shelter, has not been claimed.