Archive for August, 2006

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Little Yamato Festooned

2006/08/28

L’Etoile

Lyons-sur-Mizouri, Louisianne 11 Fructidor CCXIV

Despite the threat of rain, Little Yamato, the largest contingent of Japanese outside of the home islands, is festooned in preparation for the arrival of the Emperor and First-President Jean-François Young. Meetings with local dignitaries will begin with an extended luncheon starting at 12:00 LST.

First-President Young and Her Majesty the Emperor will be visiting Japanese “quartiers” of Louisianne over the course of the next few days, after which time the two dignitaries will fly back to Japan, visiting major cities there where Louisiannan business has begun to flourish. The tour will be capped with the launch of the Sarutahico carrying the space habitat that will be used to test the effects of space on humans.

A public poll suggests incredible excitement at the arrival of the two figures, and it is expected that despite the threat of rain the motorcade will pass slowly through the throngs of citizens on its way to the luncheon at noon.

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ATOE Launch Imminent

2006/08/24

19 August, 2006 (2 Fructidor CCXIV),

Paris-sur-Mizouri Louisianne

A press-release was issued today that the first segment of a space-based habitation would be launched, depending weather, on September the 8th from the Tanegaxima Cosmodome. President Jean-François Young and Her Majesty The Emperor of Japan are expected to be in attendance for this first effort to place humans in space for small periods of time to learn what changes come to the human body. This habitation would allow the Cosmonauts to begin work on the Raitxò cores of the Sarutahico rockets which will be converted to habitation environment for the planned Çuxima space station. This habitation core will become the center of the station, and will eventually be converted to an industrial scientific and experimentation zone.

The Kemrese doctors employed by ATOE are especially happy for this event, as they will be able to test their theories on the effects of space on humans.

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Arrests Foiled, Arrests Made! (La Suite / Followup)

2006/08/24

6 Fructidor, CCXIV (23 August 2006)

Alpes-Argentés, Louisianne

After intensive questioning the group that was responsible for the bombing in Rontalon and attempted bombing in Grignors have proven them to be aspiring terrorists and nothing more. Searches of their homes have yielded no plans, no weapons aside what was to be used in the bombings of Grignors and Rontalon, and it is apparent at this time that there were no plans afoot to attack any but local officials.

Security remains on a heightened alert for the Members of Parliament, Prefects and First-President.

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First Family’s Festive Flight

2006/08/24

Le Matin, Paris-sur-Mizouri, Louisianne

24 August 2006

Boarding l’Aigle, Jean-François Young and his family flew from the Paris-sur-Mizouri Aerodrome en route to the Wedding festivities of Antoine II Bourbon-Le Moyne and Princess Aquico of Micasa. This is the first time since the Revolution that a First-President has shown support to any member of the Royal Family.

In an interview last week Louis-Antoine Bourbon-Le Moyne expressed gratitude upon learning of the support of the First-President and his family for the event. While in New-Francy the First-President has a conference with the Intendant scheduled regarding a relaxation of media regulations between the two countries to increase growth of the Gallosphere.*

*The Gallosphere is the francophone media and cultural world shared between France, Louisianne and New Francy, principally, and all former French colonies around the world.

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Popularity Contest?

2006/08/23

Le Matin
Paris-sur-Mizouri, LOUISIANNE

5 Fructidor, CCXIV

Next year’s election for First-President looks to be a popularity contest in a poll released yesterday by the BonHomme Sondage group, the Louisiannan division of the Gallup Group.

President Jean-François Young is currently viewed as the most loved First-President of Louisianne, and according to poll results enjoys an approval rating of 95% +/- 2%.

When presented a list of potential candidates for the First-Presidency, including Mr. Young, the Council and other political figures around the nation, Mr. Young garnered 55% of the vote, with Prefect Marie-Claire Gildersleeve second with 25%, and 15% for the other prefects. The remaining 5% was divided between the other minor candidates.

While President Young has not yet begun campaigning for a second term of office, it is expected that he will start in the near future, quite possibly with a proposed visit next week to Petit Japon in Lyons-sur-Mizouri with Her Majesty the Emperor of Japan. However, with poll results like that, a campaign analyst quipped, Mr. Young may only need to get up and give an acceptance speech.

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Arrests Foiled, Arrests Made!

2006/08/21

1 Fructidor CCXIV (18 Aug 2006)

Alpes-Argentés, LOUISIANNE

Republican Guards in Rontalon* had nearly brought a carefully orchestrated sting operation when their mark, a Deseretan separatist, most likely involved with the FLDS movement, walked into the coffee shop for their meeting and threatened to blow up everyone there unless conditions were met.

The man, German Moulinière, proceeded to threaten the crowd, wounding two people, a newlywed couple on honeymoon before being killed by GIGN^ snipers. The couple were airlifted to a hospital in Zarahemla and are considered in good condition.

At nearly the same time in Grignors, 10 kilometers or so up the Colorado River a second group of Republican Guard in cooperation with the Police National apprehended a trio of suspects who are rumored to be involved in a plot to kill one or more of the elected officials.

A source inside the Gendarmes has said that there were plans against local officials in Alpes-Argentés and that agents within the cell had noticed an increase in the scope of their plans at the announcement from Ouaren Gough and his brother Abel. The three are being questioned at present.

*A newly established border city along the north-westernmost reaches of the Colorado River.
^Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendcarmerie Nationale (like SWAT *here*)

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New Alliance in Deseret?

2006/08/21

Ciudad Galilea, ALTA CALIFORNIA
(As reported in the Nieuw Amsterdam Times)

August 21, 2006

The full body of a letter was released from the Ministry of War in San Diego today, coupling with a letter released from Governor Rodrigo Vasquez later this afternoon. The two letters come together to bring forward the newest revelation in the ongoing situation in Lago Grande.

In what is seen as a move toward consolidation of the region the Deseret Freedom Fighter’s leader, Joseph Hyrum Taylor and the DFF have pledged allegiance to Alta California, reversing their long fought-for bid for independence in a bid for semi-autonomy rather than deal with the likes of Ouaren Gough.

In the letter Taylor said:

“…I do not offer a surrender from the Deseret Freedom Fighters. I cannot. As a people we have agreed to seek our goals of self-rule working within the bounds of the government of our nation, Alta California. We have no goal for autonomy. We have a goal for peace…

“We tire of Ouaren Gough and his ilk. Our people are dying at his hands and we are sick and sad in our hearts. From this day forward, we will not fight for a freedom that will never come, but a peace that will come and will last.”

The letter released from Governor Rodrigo Vasquez has stated that “[Alta California] welcomes the support of the Deseret Freedom Fighters. They will be taken in as a regiment of the Army to serve in the region until such time as the war against Gough ends, at which point they will be offered positions in the new police force of the region as their commanding officers recommend.”

Presidente Schwarzenegger was unavailable for comment.