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#1 Jun 2, 2010
$1M fire hits marina Cruisers, houseboats destroyed

January 30th 2001

By Ray Schaefer and Allen Howard

     WARSAW, Ky.— Fifteen houseboats and cruisers caught fire and sank Sunday night and Monday morning at Pier 99 Marina.


     It's a total disaster, Betty Scott said Monday as she looked at the charred remains of the dock's tin roof, nine damaged boats and the 15 empty slips.

     Ms. Scott is one of the owners of Pier 99 in Gallatin County. The fire caused an estimated $1 million in damages and a substantial gasoline spill on Craig's Creek.

    “This is a big mess,” Ms. Scott said.“As of now, we don't know what caused the fire. We have the Environmental Protection Agency, the Disaster Control Unit, firemen and police here combing the area.”

Fueled by propane
         Investigators do know what fed the fire.

    “Every one of those boats had propane gas grills,” said Warsaw-Gallatin County Fire Chief Barry Alexander.

     Jack Hughes, who lives near the marina, called police a few minutes before midnight to report that he was awakened by the sound of gunshots.

     Neighbors of Pier 99 said it was “boom, boom, boom — just continuously” as the boats caught fire and fuel and propane tanks exploded, one after another, Chief Alexander said. The fire was brought under control about 3 a.m.

     Most of the boats were $30,000-$50,000 houseboats and pleasure cruisers, said Jason Jenkins, a relative of the marina owners.

     Disconsolate boat own ers at the marina Monday included Robert Busch of Jackson, who regularly made the 160-mile weekend commute from Breathitt County to his houseboat. The 37-foot Delta Clipper could sleep 10.

    “It had everything on it — TV, VCR, stereo, microwave oven,” said Mr. Busch, an East Kentucky Power Co. retiree.“It was just like another house.”
    

Owners take a hit
         Mr. Busch declined to say what he paid for the boat but estimated that insurance would cover about half its value.

     Dan Blanchet, a tele phone installer from Dayton, Ky., said he carried only liability insurance on his houseboat, a 36-foot Silver Queen he bought four years ago, used, for $25,000.

    “Beautiful boat. Second home,” Mr. Blanchet said.“It was three payments from being paid for.”

     Cleanup efforts were started to control damage from the fuel that spilled into the creek. Estimates range from 200 to 3,000 gallons of spilled fuel.

     The Warsaw & Gallatin Fire and Rescue extended a boom across Craig's Creek to limit environmental damage.

    

Since: May 09

Newport Ky

#2 Jun 2, 2010
LAS wrote:
$1M fire hits marina Cruisers, houseboats destroyed
January 30th 2001
By Ray Schaefer and Allen Howard
     WARSAW, Ky.— Fifteen houseboats and cruisers caught fire and sank Sunday night and Monday morning at Pier 99 Marina.
     It's a total disaster, Betty Scott said Monday as she looked at the charred remains of the dock's tin roof, nine damaged boats and the 15 empty slips.
     Ms. Scott is one of the owners of Pier 99 in Gallatin County. The fire caused an estimated $1 million in damages and a substantial gasoline spill on Craig's Creek.
    “This is a big mess,” Ms. Scott said.“As of now, we don't know what caused the fire. We have the Environmental Protection Agency, the Disaster Control Unit, firemen and police here combing the area.”
Fueled by propane
         Investigators do know what fed the fire.
    “Every one of those boats had propane gas grills,” said Warsaw-Gallatin County Fire Chief Barry Alexander.
     Jack Hughes, who lives near the marina, called police a few minutes before midnight to report that he was awakened by the sound of gunshots.
     Neighbors of Pier 99 said it was “boom, boom, boom — just continuously” as the boats caught fire and fuel and propane tanks exploded, one after another, Chief Alexander said. The fire was brought under control about 3 a.m.
     Most of the boats were $30,000-$50,000 houseboats and pleasure cruisers, said Jason Jenkins, a relative of the marina owners.
     Disconsolate boat own ers at the marina Monday included Robert Busch of Jackson, who regularly made the 160-mile weekend commute from Breathitt County to his houseboat. The 37-foot Delta Clipper could sleep 10.
    “It had everything on it — TV, VCR, stereo, microwave oven,” said Mr. Busch, an East Kentucky Power Co. retiree.“It was just like another house.”
    
Owners take a hit
         Mr. Busch declined to say what he paid for the boat but estimated that insurance would cover about half its value.
     Dan Blanchet, a tele phone installer from Dayton, Ky., said he carried only liability insurance on his houseboat, a 36-foot Silver Queen he bought four years ago, used, for $25,000.
    “Beautiful boat. Second home,” Mr. Blanchet said.“It was three payments from being paid for.”
     Cleanup efforts were started to control damage from the fuel that spilled into the creek. Estimates range from 200 to 3,000 gallons of spilled fuel.
     The Warsaw & Gallatin Fire and Rescue extended a boom across Craig's Creek to limit environmental damage.
    
why are you posting 10 year old news?
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#3 Jun 10, 2010
Thursday, November 15, 2001
Blast, fire wreck military supply store Four flee from Newport business with injuries

By Jim Hannah
The Cincinnati Enquirer

     NEWPORT — Firefighters are trying to determine the cause of an explosion and fire at a military supply store that destroyed the building and sent four people to a hospital Wednesday afternoon.

     Shoppers at the nearby Newport Shopping Center reported hearing ammunition go off “like popcorn” around 1:45 p.m. as heavy smoke blanketed the area around the Land, Air & Sea military surplus store at 1733 Monmouth St.

     The fire destroyed the building, said Lt. Phil Liles of Newport police. A damage estimate was not available.

     Police are investigating the possibility that a gun discharged accidentally and that the bullet might have struck explosive materials.

    “It appears to be an accident,” Lt. Liles said,“but I wouldn't rule out negligence.”

     Fire investigators were trying to determine what exploded. Lt. Liles said the store sold guns and ammunition, but not military-grade weapons or black powder.

     Rescuers evacuated the nearby Bob Evans restaurant because of the smoke before closing part of Monmouth Street to contain and clean up after the blaze. However, the shopping center remained open.

     Police said three customers and store owner Karen Embs were taken to St. Luke Hospital East in Fort Thomas. She and two others were treated for cuts and bruises and released. A man was admitted and was listed in stable condition, being treated for burns .

     Police did not release the names of the customers. Ms. Embs couldn't be reached for comment.

     Workers at Car-X Auto Service, across the street from the surplus store, said the explosion shook the ground.

    “We looked across the street, and they were running for their lives,” said Car-X service manager Mike Girkin, 21, of Wilder.“The windows were all shattered. In a matter of minutes, the entire building was engulfed in flames.”
logical fallacy

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#4 Jun 19, 2010
Article: 16 BOATS DESTROYED BY SUSPICIOUS BLAZE PATTERNS OF BURNS CLUES OF ARSON.(NEWS)

Article from:The Kentucky Post (Covington, KY) Article date:January 29, 2001 Author:Houck, Jeanne  

Arson investigators were at the scene this morning of a fire at a Gallatin County marina that consumed at least 16 houseboats overnight and damaged nine more.

Authorities were alerted to the fire at Pier 99 Marina on Craig's Creek about midnight Sunday by Jack Hughes, who lives on a nearby hilltop and reported he'd been awakened by the sound of gunshots or ammunition going off.*******

Firefighters with the Warsaw-Gallatin County Fire Department found the boats ablaze when they arrived shortly afterward at the marina on Knox Lillard Road, about three miles west of Warsaw, said Fire Chief Barry Alexander.
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#5 Aug 26, 2010
Is it still going on?
ATF

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#6 Aug 30, 2010
It's amazing what a relative's (who is in prison) drug money can buy.
confused

Erlanger, KY

#7 Sep 8, 2010
Who is in prison? I have heard rumors regarding this place and have always been curious, Also I would love to know whose name is on the deed of this particular property. Im pretty sure the owners of the marina also once owned the military supply store.
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#10 Sep 12, 2010
confused wrote:
Who is in prison? I have heard rumors regarding this place and have always been curious, Also I would love to know whose name is on the deed of this particular property. Im pretty sure the owners of the marina also once owned the military supply store.
If they owned it in 2001 both "explosions" took place in the same year.
Beth

Charlestown, IN

#11 Sep 16, 2010
interesting wrote:
<quoted text>
If they owned it in 2001 both "explosions" took place in the same year.
Can I get the short version.
buster

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#12 Oct 5, 2010
Beth wrote:
<quoted text>Can I get the short version.
insurance scam
MisterPickle

Walton, KY

#13 Dec 3, 2010
TOPIX.com Under Investigation By Conn AG
By George Gombossy | Last updated Feb 11, 2010, 5:30 pm
ATTORNEY GENERAL INVESTIGATES TOPIX.COM POLICY FOR REMOVING ABUSIVE POSTS (press release)
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced that he is seeking details from Topix.com , an interactive message board website, concerning its policies for removing abusive posts that violate the website’s terms of service.
Blumenthal and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway said they have received several complaints from users who claim it is virtually impossible to remove false and defamatory posts from Topix, including those targeting children, unless consumers agree to pay a $19.99 fee.
Blumenthal, who co-leads a multi-state Internet safety task force of attorneys general, and Conway requested information from Topix in a letter sent today as part of a joint investigation.
Blumenthal said,“False and obscene posts should be removed right away without charge — rewarding public-spirited readers, not gouging them for their vigilance. This apparent pay-to-police policy outrageously exploits and extorts users victimized by abusive and embarrassing posts.
“How outrageous that targets of false and obscene posts may be victimized twice — first by the abusive comment and then by the charge to remove it,” Blumenthal said.“Topix should reward — not rip off — consumers and victims who report abusive posts, particularly any targeting children, that violate the website’s own policies. The abusive posts seem to comprise a significant part of the traffic in the ‘Forums and Polls’ page and other forums.”
Topix.com , of Palo Alto, CA, describes itself as a “top ten online newspaper destination,” which encourages readers to post comments about news items or other matters of community interest.
Blumenthal and Conway said many posts in some forums on Topix.com contain explicit, vulgar, obscene and defamatory posts about other citizens, including children. Although Topix’ terms of service prohibit such posts, and allows users to “flag” them, consumer complaints indicate that simply flagging the post is ineffective — unless users pay Topix $19.99 for an “expedited review.”
Blumenthal and Conway said the website is confusing and appears designed to steer users toward paying the $19.99 option.
Blumenthal said,“Our investigation seeks details about how Topix enforces its own stated terms of service and upholds its own policies protecting its users. Our initial investigation has found that Topix selectively screens its site — depending on how deep users dig into their wallets. Topix should not shake its users out of money in exchange for reporting violators. Abusive consumers should be charged — not their victims who follow the rules and flag defamatory and derogatory posts.”
Conway said,“Abusive or negative posts can have a devastating impact on youth. Tragically, many teenagers today turn to suicide as a way to escape abuse or cyberbullying on the Internet. I have heard from parents, consumers and officials from across Kentucky who have complained about the outrageous comments that are allowed to be posted and not policed by Topix. General Blumenthal and I find it deplorable that any website would deliberately create an environment where false and derogatory comments about children, or anyone, would be permitted and then allowed to remain on the website.”
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#14 Dec 6, 2010
Has it happened?
Ninas Ghost

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#15 Apr 1, 2011
It's happening
Hummer

Cincinnati, OH

#17 Jun 20, 2011
Wat up?
Ju Ju Man

Florence, KY

#18 Dec 28, 2011
Must be the same BOGUS person that hands out letters saying he owns the water around the dock. It is NOT a corp of eng. lake feel free to fish where you please it's public waters .
Care Wren

Cincinnati, OH

#20 Jan 31, 2012
Getting closer
GRAND INHERITANCE

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#21 Apr 16, 2012
ATF wrote:
It's amazing what a relative's (who is in prison) drug money can buy.
And then it all ends in an Auction.
Pats Girl

Newport, KY

#22 Mar 16, 2013
Beverly Hills

Newport, KY

#23 Aug 17, 2013
You may have to look for people between 50-80 yrs old to find the connections.

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