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Odessa American (Newspaper) - November 8, 2008, Odessa, Texas Saturday november 8,2008 National Odessa american 5a loses bid for new trial Power Crews Battle blizzard s aftermath Simpson lawyer argues jury Foreman was fired for racist remarks the associated press Las vegas . Simpson was denied a new trial Friday by the Nevada judge who presided Over his conviction in the gunpoint robbery of two sports Memorabilia dealers in a Las vegas hotel room. Clark county District judge Jackie Glass said challenges raised by lawyers for Simpson and co defendant Clarencec Stewart did not Rise to the level of granting another trial. All of the issues have been preserved for the Nevada supreme court Glass said acknowledging her rulings could be appealed to the state s Only appellate court. Simpson and Stewart who were shackled and in jail garb did not speak during the 20-minute hearing at which the judge also denied requests to release them on bail pending sentencing dec. 5. Paloma becomes major Hurricane the associated press Miami Paloma has grown to a dangerous major Hurricane with 115 Mph top winds As it lashes the Cayman islands. Winds that Strong mean that Paloma is now a category 3 storm. The Center of the storm was expected to pass near the Cayman islands Friday night or Early today and then move onto the Central coast of Cuba. At 6 argued he was trying to recover stolen mementos. Each faces five y ears to life in prison on each of their two kidnapping convictions and a mandatory sentence of at least two years or up to 30 years on each of the two armed robbery convictions. Stewart s lawyer Brent Bryson on Friday raised a new accusation of misconduct by the jury Foreman Paul Connelly. Bryson said in investigator for Simpson s lawyers found that Connelly was dismissed from a Job with a soft drink company after making facially disparaging statements. That s problematic for our clients who Are Kek Bryson said. Freezing rain Snow leaves thousands without electricity the associated press Bismarck . Crews fought mud and water Friday As they tried to restore Power after a storm spread a wintry mix across the Dakotas while authorities worked to remove Snow stranded vehicles that littered an interstate Highway hours after their occupants were rescued. Blizzard warnings subsided but thousands of customers in Rural areas remained without Power after freezing rain and High winds hit the area. The Kodak Rural electric cooperative said it was trying to restore Power to about 4,500 Rural customers. Kodak president George Berg said that some areas got about 5 inches of rain and that the freezing rain and winds toppled Power lines and poles along a 40-mile path in five counties. Our biggest obstacle is not the Snow but All the mud and water Berg said. One Crew in Northern Nelson county had to use a Motorboat to reach a downed Power pole submerged in water he said. North Dakota s Deer Hunting season opened Friday and Steele county sheriff Wayne Beckman worried some Hunters could mistake Power Crews for Deer. Hunters and Farmers should also be cautious vehicles sit stuck in the Snow thursday afternoon near downtown rapid City s.d., after a blizzard paralysed the Region. Seth a. Mcconnell air paid pm journal of downed Power lines he said. It s dangerous out there those fully charged lines could come Down and Zappo " he said. Major North Dakota roads reopened on Friday after blizzard conditions in the Central and Western parts of the state but officials warned they were still icy and Snow covered. In South Dakota the Highway patrol worked through the night to Rescue people stranded a in their vehicles on Snow clogged highways in the Western part of the state. About 300 people had been helped by Friday morning authorities told reporters. Parts of interstate 90 were reopened on Friday but it remained closed from Murdo in the Central part of the state to Spearfish close to the Wyoming line. Officials said there was no indication when it will open. Murdo was so full of stranded travellers Friday evening that some were staying at the City auditorium including Mark Vandersnick. He was on his Way Home after taking his wife to the Mayo clinic in Rochester minn., where she remained to get treatment for leukaemia. I need to get Back to rapid City to see my kids Ages 9, 13 and 15, Vandersnick said. There Are no reports of anyone missing in the blizzard and no fatalities have been reported. Under new ownership operated by Brian Cathy &. Levis w of emf 1 special discounts i a s customer 362-6263 we 2 ir70 n. Grandview next to Gatt Lland Dealership closing vehicle auction Jack Parnell auctioneer to lie # 16100 432-272-2266 Yum bidding Sale to resolve Hen Holder s interest plus Selling office shop and accessories. 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