Thursday, May 10, 2012

The village

  • The Village People's original lead singer, Victor Willis, can reclaim his copyright interests in the 1970s disco act's hits, including "YMCA," "In the Navy" and "Go West." U.S.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • Melanie DeBadts worked as the village clerk for four years. An audit released Thursday by the state comptrollers office says shes not only charged with stealing the money, but also trying to cover up the crime.
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  • Early last year, Mr. Willis invoked a provision of copyright law called "termination rights," which gives recording artists and songwriters the ability to reacquire and administer their work themselves after 35 years have elapsed.
  • (New York Times Blogs)
  • Victor Willis, the original policeman in the Village People, has won a landmark copyright case, reclaiming partial ownership of dozens of the bands songs.
  • (The Guardian)
  • Senior citizens are putting a new twist on it takes a village. Across the country, older people are seeking alternatives to assisted living or nursing homes by organizing virtual villages that allow them to age in their own homes.
  • (Hartford Courant)
  • Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson will deliver his annual State of the Village address to Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce members next week.
  • (Journal & Topics)
  • Sharonville- The Heritage Village Museum (HVM) will be presenting its annual Civil War Weekend May 19th through May 20th 2012. Infantry, artillery and cavalry will be present representing both sides of the fervor.
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  • The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District will have a backyard composting seminar and bin sale at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at the Bay Village Community Center, 303 Cahoon Road.
  • (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • With the World Golf Village Name It, Play It contest underway, a new video just released lets contestants view footage of Hole 15 at the King Bear Golf Course. The video can be viewed at http://www.WGVContest.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • DONGSHIGU, China (Reuters) - The Chinese village that blind dissident Chen Guangcheng fled two weeks ago remained under lockdown on Friday as Chen, recovering in a Beijing hospital, worried about the fate of friends and family he left behind.
  • (Reuters UK)

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