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Richard Gere Angers Neighbors

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Legal Issues,

Richard Gere faces a fine of up to $50,000 for cutting down trees on his property.

The Amelia actor failed to seek the appropriate permission before having around 200 trees removed from the grounds of his estate in Pound Ridge, Westchester, New York, in a move which has perplexed local residents.

“This is a town where money isn’t an issue. What matters are good manners and caring about the community. People have been supportive of him, but I’m not sure what he was thinking,” one neighbor said.

“The feeling is that he acted a bit precipitously in clearing the trees. People are somewhat disappointed that he didn’t follow procedure,” another told the New York Post. “Rather than seeking the proper channels and permits, he hired someone to cut them down. He’s generally a good neighbor. It was out of character.”

Richard and wife Carey Lowell reportedly wanted the trees cleared to create a paddock for their horses, but could be fined $250 for each one chopped down without a permit. The actor has claimed he only cut down around 150 trees and is believed to be in negotiations with town officials to replant a number of them.

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London Gets Crime-Mapping Website

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Google, Internet,

Crime Map

The Metropolitan Police in London have created a computer crime-mapping beta website. With it, users can find local cops, report a crime, and learn about crime prevention, victim support, and details of their local baddies. The Google mapping system also allows for detailed information on number, rate, and other crime figures by zeroing in on specific neighborhoods with a postal code search. While this sounds all well and good on

paper

sight, pity those who find out that their own neighborhood is a red zone.

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MTV Hills Crew Terrorizes Hollywood Residents

No peace and quiet in Hollywood!

MTV cannot simply settle for irking television viewers like myself with their silly reality shows. They apparently have to frustrate poor Hollywood resident civilians, too.

Filming their prized “reality” stint, The Hills cast and crew have wreaked havoc among their Hollywood neighbors.

As if the unwanted paparazzi crews are not enough of a nuisance, the filming crew apparently takes up most of the street with their equipment trucks, leaving bright lights shining on the house until late at night when the socialites are not even home!

Not surprisingly, despite these and many more claims, an MTV spokesperson defends the production: “MTV is in accordance with all required production permits, and is working with the city of Los Angeles to assist it with neighborhood concerns that have been raised.”

They sure are good liars over there at MTV.

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