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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Homeward bound

I’m hittin' the road on Sunday for a little R&R — rest and Rochester-ization.
I’m off from work Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, so it’s a good opportunity to head upstate and reconnect with some friends and family members who I don’t see nearly often enough. I loathe the long drive up the Thruway -- which I’m doing alone (ugh!) — but what’s waiting at the other end is good for the soul.
I’ve already made plans to get together with two friends from my high school days — hard to believe it was more than 25 years ago — and I’ll hook up, too, with my college roommate and his family, my wife’s brother and his family, and my father-in-law and his wife. Oddly absent will be my own parents, who are blowing me off to spend most of the week on Cape Cod with my sister and her family. Can’t blame them, though. I’m one of Cape Cod’s biggest fans and most frequent visitors, and I sure wouldn’t turn down an opportunity to go there. (My time is coming: Rhona, Marc and I are spending a week there in late August. You’ll know I’m there when you notice a weeklong gap in my blog postings.)
The downside to these Rochester trips is that I always eat WAY too much — because the get-togethers with friends and family tend to be at restaurants for lunch or dinner, and I have no clue how to eat light at restaurants. So I’ll have to work off the weight at the end of the trip. Perhaps a long WALK down the Thruway on the way home will do the trick. By my calculations, it should only take a little over four days.

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Blogger high maintenance said...

No one ever will force food down your throat and there are always healthy choices that can be fish instad of beef, Salad instead of sandwiches...skip the appetizer...french fries..

June 30, 2007 at 7:51 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see. It's almost 1:00 PM on Monday. This happened at 4:00 AM I will post this information here to prove a point that the Freeman is a day late and dollar short.

Freeman story:
BREAKING NEWS: Man shot in Downtown Kingston

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A suspect in the shooting of another man in Downtown Kingston early Monday morning barricaded himself in his Kingston home as police tried to arrest him. Check back later for more details and look for complete coverage in Tuesday's Freeman.

Details of what happened

Marcello Douglas, 17, of 357 Washington Avenue, allegedly shot an 18-year-old man in the parking lot of Rondout Plaza on Route 9W, around midnight. The shooting reportedly involved a dispute between the two.

Douglas shot the man three times while the victim was sitting in a car. Four other people in the car were unhurt.

The shooting victim is in critical condition at Albany Medical Center.

July 2, 2007 at 12:58 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:07 PM from the POJO news site.
Kingston man arrested after 3-hour standoff

KINGSTON — A 17-year-old Kingston resident was arrested around 4 a.m. today after a three-hour standoff on charges relating to a midnight shooting, police said.

Marcello Douglas, 357 Washington Ave., gave himself up in the early hours of the morning after holing up in a Delaware Avenue home, Kingston City police Detective Lt. Tim Matthews said.

Douglas is suspected of shooting an 18-year-old Washingstonville man three times in the parking lot of the Rondout Plaza on Route 9W, Matthews said.

According to Matthews, Douglas and the victim got into some kind of dispute.

Douglas walked up to the car in which the victim was sitting, and shot him three times with a small-caliber handgun, Matthews said.

Four other people were sitting in the car at the time of the shooting, but no one else was injured, Matthews said.

The motive is still under investigation.

The victim was taken to Albany Medical Center, where he is listed in critical condition.

Douglas was arraigned in Kingston City Court in front of Judge James P. Gilpatric. He was remanded to Ulster County Jail on a $100,000 cash or $300,000 bond bail.

Douglas is scheduled to reappear in court at noon Friday for a preliminary hearing.

July 2, 2007 at 3:07 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shooting leads to standoff, assault charge
July 02, 2007

An 18-year-old Washingtonville man is in Albany Medical Center with four bullets in him following a dispute in Kingston early today.

Kingston police are not releasing the name of the Washingtonville teen. But officials laid out a chilling series of events — including a three-hour standoff between police and the Kingston teen accused as the shooter.

Police charged Marcello Douglas, 17, of 357 Washington Ave. with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Chief Gerald Keller said Douglas and the victim apparently exchanged words at Kingston's fireworks Sunday night. Early this morning, the Washingtonville man was sitting in a car with four others at the Rondout Market on Route 9W.

At that point, according to Kingston Detective Lt. Tim Matthews, Douglas walked up to the car and fired three shots into the Orange County man's chest. Keller later said four shots hit the man. The victim was in stable condition yesterday at Albany Medical Center.

Douglas fled to a friend's house on Delaware Avenue, several blocks away, and hid in the attic, Matthews said. Police tracked him there and surrounded the home. After three hours, negotiators convinced Douglas to surrender, Matthews said. There were no shots fired and no resistance, he added. Officers from the state police and Ulster County Sheriff's Office assisted Kingston police.

Douglas was arraigned before City Judge James Gilpatric and sent to the Ulster County Jail on $100,000 cash bail and $300,000 bond. He is to reappear in City Court Friday. The investigation is continuing.

Paul Brooks

July 2, 2007 at 9:11 PM 

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