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With Christmas just around the corner and the chance to get the perfect gift dwindling, thousands are running to the Christiana Mall and Cabela’s for some last minute shopping.

But, what’s on everyone’s shopping list?

Cabela’s store manager,Cornell Randolph,said so far this holiday season, anything Yeti has been flyingoff the shelves. They had to get a whole new shipment in order to keep up with the demand.

“[Other] hot items would be gloves, hats, socks,and slippers, [which] are all at the top of the list,” said Randolph

Besides the essentials, Delaware’s top last minute gifts includedfishing equipment, Uggs, iPhones, home decor, and, of course, everyone’s go to:the gift card.

Bobby Williams said when he shops,he looks to cross many different thingsoff his list at once.

“Well, [I’m buying] fishing stuff,
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dog stuff, things to shoot with on New Year’s Day, and hearing protection,” said Bobby Williams. “We got a little bit of everything.”

James Hughsaid it’s all about tracking down the best deals of the year.”Absolutely, 60 percent, 50 percent, 30 percent off is the lowest that we have found [and are] going after,” said Hugh.

Morgan McCallum said this year, they will be welcoming a new member to the family, so she is out making sure they have all the essentials to go with it.

“I’m shopping for my daughter, [and getting her] toys, dress up stuff, and she is getting a dog, but doesn’t know yet,so we are out getting some dog stuff too,” said Morgan McCallum.

Lastly, some shopping tips:wear comfortable shoes, be ready to maneuver throughmassive crowds, but remember it is all in the spirit of the holidays, so good luck and Happy Holidays!
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This season’s hottest toy is sold out almost everywhere.

Made by Spinmaster, Hatchimals are interactive stuffed animals you can choose between Pengualas, Draggles, Owlicorns, Burtles or Bearakeets that come inside a colorful speckled egg. The animals come to life inside the egg and then peck their way out with the help of their owner touching the shell. Once out of the egg, the Hatchimal progresses through stages ranging from baby to toddler to child based on how much it’s played with, picking up new skills along the way.

Hatchimals hit the shelves in early October and were soon in short supply. Now, as demand soars ahead of Christmas, the toys are almost impossible to find at retailers and those that are available for purchase through resellers are hundreds of dollars.

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The toy’s regular retail price is about $50. On Thursday, resellers on Amazon were offering Hatchimals for between $199 and $349 each. Prices on ebay ranged from $99 to $300.

When will more Hatchimals be available?

Spinmaster said the response to Hatchimals has been “extraordinary, exceeding all expectations.”

Additional Hatchimals will arrive in stores in November, it said, but it’s anticipated “this inventory will also sell our quickly. We are working on creative solutions to help kids and their parents withstand the wait,” Spinmaster said. “In the interim, some retailers are developing pre sale and/or rain check programs for redemption in January. We will continue to update with program details as they become available.”

Will Walmart have Hatchimals on Black Friday?

Walmart’s Black Friday ad shows a Hatchimal for a discounted price of $48.88. A spokesperson for Walmart told DealNews the store will have a limited quantity of Hatchimals in stock for their Thanksgiving sale.
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“It normally takes me about 20 minutes, but today I hit traffic just after Richmond Hill and it was just solid along the Wessex Way. I managed to get off at St Paul’s roundabout and just fought my way through Springbourne and Boscombe.

“I was just shocked as to how one serious accident can bring the town to a standstill. It shows how fragile our road network is.”

Ian O’Connor, chairman of United Taxis, said: “It just caused us utter chaos and made all our jobs run late. Out of 130 cars we only had 10 free and about 80 jobs running late.”

And Wilts Dorset said part of their network was also severely delayed with five of their key routes affected. Some routes faced delays of over an hour.

Commercial manager Nikki Honer said: “Fortunately, as many of our customers are able to access Facebook and Twitter we did our best to keep everyone informed of the situation.”

And Jenni Wilkinson, Yellow Buses’ head of marketing, said: “When an arterial road such as this closes the impact is felt across the network as local traffic looks for alternative routes.

“Services were badly affected for several hours even after the road opened.”

The accident at the centre of the chaos happened on the northbound carriageway just before 6am when a silver Subaru Impreza flipped into a field, rolled several times on to the carriageway and caught alight.

The driver was thrown from the vehicle before it landed on the road and caught alight.

Paramedics assessed him before he was taken to Poole General Hosp ital.

His injuries were described as not life threatening.

Police closed the road at the Cooper Dean roundabout and it was eventually re opened at 9am.

A Dorset Police spokesman said the road closure was necessary to allow the emergency services to deal with the serious incident.

“The seriousness of the inj uries were not known immediately and the injured party had to be assessed at the time.

“We also had to escort the recovery vehicle through the traffic.”

The accident caused widespread traffic chaos with knock on effects on Castle Lane East and West, Holdenhurst Road, King’s Park, Queens Park, Boscombe and surrounding side roads.

Many drivers took to Twitter to vent their frustration.

Andy Hunt said: “Brilliant, left my house in Charminster, drove round for two hours and decided to head back home until later.”

Sam Brightwell added: “Gave up trying to get the kid to school. Enjoying a happy morning at home.”

And another wrote: “Why does it take three hours to shift the car? 9am and car still sat in middle of carriageway with nothing on going.”

6am Single vehicle serious but non life threatening accident on northbound carriageway of A338 saw the road closed for three hours. Traffic was backed up to Richmond Hill roundabout and along both lanes of Castle Lane East and West.

8am Charminster Road, at the junction of Charminster Place, was blocked following a two vehicle accident involving a red Renault Clio and black Skoda Fabia. No one was injured.

8.50am A two vehicle accident also happened on the northbound carriageway of the A338 Wessex Way by the Richmond Hill roundabout. One lane was blocked while paramedics tended to one of the drivers at the scene.

8.54am Two vehicles, a Skoda Fabia and a Toyota Yaris, were involved in an accident on Ringwood Road between the Mountbatten Arms roundabout and the Alderney roundabout. No one was injured but the road was partially blocked.
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They are as Australian as Rolf Harris, although until a few years ago ugg boots were regarded as dowdy and worn only in the privacy of people’s homes. Then celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow became fans, sales rocketed, and an Australian cottage industry found itself in conflict with the hard nosed world of international fashion.

For decades, local traders used the name “ugg” to describe their product, which legend has it dates back to the days when shearers wrapped sheepskin around their feet to keep warm. Surfers, too, recognised their merits, pulling on the boots when they emerged from the surf.

Then in 2004, at the height of the ugg boot craze, Australian manufacturers most of them small outfits with a handful of workers received letters from an American conglomerate, Deckers Outdoor Corporation, instructing them to stop using the name or face litigation.

Deckers, it emerged, had bought the trademark, and it did not want competition, not even from the likes of Westhaven Industries, a disabled services charity that employs 65 people at its factory in New South Wales.

As disbelief turned to defiance, local companies banded together to fight the legal challenge. It was a David and Goliath battle that, in a world buffeted by the chill winds of globalisation, they seemed certain to lose. But some stories have a happy ending, which is why Bronwyn and Bruce McDougall, owners of Perth based Uggs n Rugs, are pinching themselves with delight today.

The McDougalls had appealed to the organisation that regulates trademarks in Australia, claiming that ugg originally an abbreviation of ugly, so it is believed was a generic term. Yesterday they received the news that the regulator, IP Australia, agreed. The name is to be removed from the register of trademarks. Local manufacturers can once again call their boots uggs.

Mrs McDougall said she and her husband were thrilled. “This is a moral victory for all Australians,” she said.

There was elation, too, in the town of Maitland, 100 miles north of Sydney, where the Mortel family has been producing ugg boots for nearly 50 years. Frank Mortel, now 73, set up a tiny sheepskin factory after emigrating from Holland in 1958, bringing with him a few sewing machines.

Descended from six generations of orthopaedic boot makers, he made his first pair of fur lined slippers for his wife, Rita, who had complained of cold feet. He then began to manufacture the slippers and boots commercially. “We called them uggs from the start,” said Mr Mortel, who believes that Deckers was “trying to frighten people off”.

His son, Tony, who runs the family’s factory, turning out 16,000 pairs of fur lined boots a year, agrees. “People around the world know them as uggs,” he says.

So how did a quintessentially Australian product end up being hijacked by a corporation based in Santa Barbara, California? To understand it, you have to go back 35 years.

In 1971, a local surf champion, Shane Steadman, decided to capitalise on the popularity of uggs among Australian and visiting US wave riders. He began selling the boots and registered the name. Then in 1979, Brian Smith, another Australian surfer with a sharp business eye, went to New York with a few pairs in his rucksack. He set up a company, Ugg Holdings Inc, registered the Ugg trademark in 25 countries and sold out to Deckers in 1995.

As far as the American company was concerned, it now owned the ugg boot, and in 1999 it sent out a flurry of warning letters to Australian traders. It did not, however, follow them up. According to Middletons, the Melbourne law firm that represents Deckers, it was only when the Australians began selling uggs over the internet to meet soaring international demand that it felt obliged to crack down.

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worn by the likes of Kate Moss, Madonna and Pamela Anderson. Waiting lists swelled as consumers clamoured for a pair. No longer made just in boring styles and only in tan, they were now being produced in pale pink, denim and lavender, some of them embroidered, others trimmed with lace.

With supply unable to meet demand, many shoppers looked online, and found the likes of Uggs n Rugs and Blue Mountains Ugg Boots. That was anathema to Deckers, which marketed the boots through the UGG Australia brand.

In early 2004, in the middle of the European winter, Deckers sent letters to 20 Australian firms, informing them that it owned all rights to Ugg and ordering them to stop using it.

Tony Mortel “just laughed. I thought they were crazy. I threw it in the bin”. But soon afterwards, at the instigation of Deckers, Mortels Sheepskin Factory was ejected from eBay, the internet auction site where it had been selling uggs to American shoppers. It was ordered by Icann, the internet regulatory body, to stop using ugg in its domain name.

Mr Mortel was furious. The demand for him to renounce the ugg name, without compensation, amounted to “borderline monopolisation”, he says.

At Westhaven Industries, based in Dubbo, NSW, the general manager, Gordon Tindall, was similarly outraged. Uggs were the charity’s most profitable product and, without them, the business would not survive. Westhaven employs the likes of Dougie Stewart, who has been making the boots for 30 years.

In the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Brian Iverson, whose family has made uggs for three generations, was horrified by the letter. “Uggs are as Australian as the Harbour Bridge,” he says.

The manufacturers decided to unite under the banner of the Ugg Boot Footwear Association, and set up a fighting fund. The thrust of their argument was that Brian Smith, the surfer, was awarded the trademarks in error, because ugg was a generic term, meaning a flat heeled, pull on sheepskin boot.

Mr Tindall believes that ugg is “as generic as meat pie or tomato sauce”, and says of Deckers: “It’s like Ford Motor Company claiming that they own the word ‘sedan’.” Mr Iverson uses a similar metaphor. “It’s like saying you can’t call a car a car.”

The Australian firms decided to try to have the trademarks rescinded, in Australia at least. Their only other option was to give up and go under for without the name ugg, they believed, they could not sell their boots.

Now they have been vindicated by the trademark body’s decision. Ian Thompson, the officer who heard the case, said “the evidence overwhelmingly supports the proposition that the terms (ugg, ugh and ug boots) are interchangeably used to describe a specific style of sheepskin boot and are the first and most natural way in which to describe these goods”.

The ruling may be challenged by Deckers, and applies only to Australia. The company still owns the trademark in other jurisdictions including the US, which means that Australian manufacturers are unable to sell in that country.

David Stewart, lawyer for the McDougalls, said it was possible that the decision would have “some sort of domino effect”. Past attempts to have the trademark removed from the US register had failed because the courts had not been convinced that ugg was a generic term in Australia, he said. A future challenge might be more successful.

Deckers did not react to yesterday’s ruling. But in the past its lawyers, Middletons, have objected to the portrayal of it as “some big, bad, aggressive American company that likes squashing small businesses”. Tony Watson, a Middletons partner, said it was Deckers that had transformed the boots into a high fashion item, spending $7m (4m) on marketing and sending them to celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey. It was naturally reluctant to see others reaping the benefit.

But, according to Mr Mortel, Australian manufacturers worked hard for decades to market uggs, only to see the name appropriated. His firm and others had long been exporting to the US and elsewhere, he said. “Between us, we must have spent far more than Deckers on marketing.”

The main challenge now facing Deckers may not be the trademark decision, which gives local companies free rein to sell ugg boots within Australia. It may be the fact that demand for ugg boots is drying up, as the fickle fashion world looks for the next footwear trend.
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Council voted 15 2, with Mayor Turner and Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen voting no, to lower the city property tax rate from $0.586420 to $0.584210 per $100 valuation.

Councilmember Mike Knox, who introduced the substitute proposal, called the vote victory for taxpayers.” However, Mayor Turner worried the vote could cost the city in the long run.

The debate leading up to the vote included heated arguments over transparency between Mayor Turner and City Controller Chris Brown and Vice Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Davis walking out of the chambers following a tweet by a mayoral staffer criticizing the vote.

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about $7.8 million more of Houstonians property tax money would still be headed for city coffers next year, even at that same tax rate.

seems like what we doing here is trying to use a technicality to get around the revenue cap when people just want to get into their homes, Travis said.

Alan Bernstein, Mayor Turner Communications Director, says keeping the tax rate flat would have cost someone with a $225,000 home about $7 extra in the upcoming year, or roughly $0.60 per month or $0.02 per day.

Councilmembers expressed frustration saying they had not been briefed on the proposal earlier.

unfortunate that we been put into a position that if we do nothing, the default will automatically exist where we maintain the rate from last year, said councilmember Mike Laster of District K, referring to a Friday deadline to make changes.

Mayor Turner said he is allowed to increase the revenue cap following a disaster declaration and said the same thing was done after the Memorial Day 2015 and Tax Day 2016 floods. He expressed concern that not only will the cash strapped city now have less money for public safety and fleet vehicles, but also that it could hurt their chances of getting more money to cover $1.2 billion in Harvey recovery costs.

vote that we made today was not in the best interest of the city of Houston, Turner said. am constantly saying to FEMA: need those reimbursements, we need the advances, and we need them now. It just sends the wrong message if you lowering your tax rate when you in the midst of the recovery. the vote,
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Rain Johnston stands outside the apartment that was her home until just 30 minutes ago, fidgeting with a miniature American flag. The management shut her out, she says, before she could get her medications for a heart condition and knee and spine injuries.

“I feel very depressed,” she tells County Sheriff Deputy Tim Krebs, who has responded to an alert of a suicidal individual at the Rippling River apartment complex in Carmel Valley. She has since struggled to keep the apartment.

Rippling River is government subsidized housing for mentally or physically disabled and elderly persons.

Residents have been complaining about the management for more than two years, according to Susan Leddy, president of the Rippling River Residents Association. But three recent evictions, including Johnston’s, brought those gripes to a louder pitch.

At a residents association meeting June 14, several residents complained about improperly installed oven hoods and leaky bathroom pipes. They alleged management is often short staffed at night and on weekends, sometimes leaving special needs residents locked out or in need of mobility assistance. (The Monterey County Regional Fire District says they’ve responded to 30 calls at Rippling River this year, mostly for fire alarms and assistance for disabled persons.) The stories told over the course of the 45 minute meeting boiled down to a general sense of frustration.

But Marie Tustin, John Stewart’s senior vice president,
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says the Rippling River residents who complain are a vocal minority. “We don’t think we have any maintenance problems,” she says.

As for the evictions, John Stewart’s lawyer, Nathan Benjamin, says the company was left with no other choice. “This is not a decision that is taken lightly. If you [have] someone who is causing disruptions, they have to take [legal action],” he says. “John Stewart Company manages 100,000 units,” she says. “They know about special needs.” She says Rippling River residents seem to feel a greater sense of entitlement than tenants of the other public housing units she oversees.

But Monterey County Supervisor Dave Potter is hoping for resolution.

Espinoza attended the residents association meeting and walked the premises of the apartment complex. Burch’s next hearing is July 9.

For now, Johnston is staying at a friend’s place and has been given permission to collect her belongings from her old apartment. She says she plans to take legal action against John Stewart.

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A legislative committee gave its backing Wednesday to a bill that would allow Spaceport America to exempt many of its business dealings from New Mexico’s open records law as the state’s major open government advocacy group dropped its opposition to the measure.

Administrators at the publicly owned facility, which cost more than $200 million to construct, have been pushing for the legislation, arguing the bill would allow the spaceport to attract more aerospace companies to New Mexico from a highly competitive and secretive industry.

And while critics had argued the measure would diminish the public’s oversight of the facility, the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government said it would not oppose a revised version of the bill put forward by a top Republican lawmaker Wednesday evening.

“It’s a very difficult balance,” Rep. Nate Gentry, R Albuquerque, told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday evening, summing up how lawmakers have been torn this session between arguments for transparency and arguments that the facility already has cost the state too much money to pass up any opportunity to attract business.

As a public agency, Spaceport America’s own finances will still be audited.

But the version of Senate Bill 98 approved by the House Judiciary Committee would exempt from New Mexico’s open records law “proprietary technical or business information” as well as “information that is related to the possible relocation, expansion or operations of [Spaceport America’s] aerospace customers.”

To keep their information private, those companies would have to demonstrate “based on specific factual evidence, that disclosure of the information would cause substantial harm.”

Gentry argued this would set a higher bar for the spaceport to withhold information under the Inspection of Public Records Act.

Spaceport America CEO Dan Hicks said after the committee meeting that he believes the bill could still allow the facility to exempt from the open records law information such as leases and the identities of companies doing business.

Critics had held up both, however, as examples of information the public is entitled to get in assessing the value of what has amounted to a multimillion dollar investment by taxpayers.

The House Judiciary Committee passed the measure to the House floor Wednesday night without opposition and with little debate.

And Hicks said the bill would be a boost to the facility. He pointed to other states that have opened spaceports in recent years.

“I think there are a lot of companies that might have gone to Virginia, California, Georgia or Texas that will consider [New Mexico],” Hicks said after the vote Wednesday.

Spaceport America opened in 2011 as a hub for space tourism, where wealthy adventurers would pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for flights toward the heavens. But those flights have yet to take off.

Meanwhile, residents of Doa Ana and Sierra counties are still paying off the facility through a gross receipts tax.

The space industry has been booming, even if space tourism is not.

And spaceport administrators have pushed in recent years for additional funds to expand the facility and for exemptions from the state’s open records law, arguing both are needed to attract aerospace companies in a highly competitive industry.

Lawmakers have said the facility is on the verge of drawing major investors that would make it worthwhile to spend additional funds on the spaceport and bend the open records laws that typically apply to public agencies.

The Senate approved the bill 35 5. The House has yet to vote on the bill, however, and it will have to go back to the Senate for another vote.

Still, support for the measure marks a contrast to previous years, in which one lawmaker even proposed selling the facility.

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