Archive for September, 2006

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Asian Tour by Gildersleeve

2006/09/25

Madame Marie-Claire Gildersleeve began her visit to the Far East on Sunday September 24th as her first official act as First-President of Louisianne. When asked if she were negating the honor due to slain President Jean-François Young, Gildersleeve said simply, “This is what he would do. We cannot allow detractors to stop us.” She stopped first in Xinjing, Beihanguo, then Chengu, Nanhanguo. Today she will be visiting with Bao Long, or Ho Chi Minh regarding trade agreements between Louisianne and Nam Viet.

Following her meeting today, she will travel north to Quiotò where she will meet with the Imperial Regent to discuss the current state of diplomatic affairs between Louisianne and Japan. Current weather estimates suggest that Mme. Gildersleeve may well be in for an extended stay in Yamato as there is a growing tropical disturbance in the Pacific that looks to move into range of Japan in the next few days.

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Wita Warsinie, 14 IX 2006 – Spectacular escape from ODS headquarters

2006/09/21

£ÓDZ — Yesterday afternoon, around 4 o’clock in the afternoon, a spectacular escape took place from the ODS [1] headquarters on Owiêta Witoldu III Absolutu in £ódz. Two alleged terrorists, who had been taken prisoner earlier that day, managed to escape the interrogation room and exit the building. Although the police had the building surrounded by then, the two managed to escape the scene via a stairway to a roof-garden. Their trace was lost while they crossed various roofs before they disappeared into the city. Although they used various unspecified kinds of violence, nobody got seriously hurt.

Nothing is known about the identity of the two terrorists, nor about the precise nature of their crimes. According to Roman Kościołany, head of the ODS, the two – a man and a woman – are extremely dangerous and armed. He said the police will do everything to track them down as quickly as possible.

It is not known whether the incident was related to a mysterious car chase in £ódz that took place a few hours earlier that day between the city center and the aerodrome.

(1) Oficz Dziefięcy Statu, “Office for the Defense of the State”, the RTC’s secret service.

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Louisiannan Election RESULTS

2006/09/21

LOUSIANNE DIT BONJOUR A MADAME LA PREMIÈRE-PRESIDENTE!
3 Sans-Culottides, CCXIV (20/9/06)

Marie-Claire Gildersleeve was sworn in today in a short ceremony at the National Assembly just prior to her departure in state visit to the Empire of Japan where she will be negotiating continued cooperation in the space efforts and other trade agreements.

Mme. Gildersleeves’ press office has already swung into play, declaring that there is credible evidence that President Jean-François Young was not the victim of a random lunatic, but a carefully orchestrated assassination by the American Leadership Conference, and that Empress Aico might well have been a most unfortunate casualty. The investigation is ongoing, but already this news has sparked protests in Philadelphia and at the New Amsterdam headquarters of the ALC.

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Agence France Presse News Feed for Lundi 11 septembre, 2006

2006/09/11

Vendredi, 9 septembre, 2006
BESANCON, France

A man thought to be a disgruntled postal worker rammed his car into the historic post office in downtown Besançon today, and investigators fear that the man had been encouraged by Lou Parti di Biou. The driver was killed on impact, but no one was otherwise injured. Fire damage from petrol that ignited from the vehicle did cause damage to some of the neighboring buildings.

The Parti has been stepping up its efforts to gain their freedom from France, with car-bombings and riots turning much of the poorer neighborhoods of Burgundy and Franche-Comte into war zones. But the rich neighborhoods are not unaffected, as just last week a couple was found gruesomely murdered in their home. The husband, Jean-Pierre Van Tander was a former prefect who had staunchly opposed the semi-autonomy movement. His wife, Genevieve is thought to be an unfortunate casualty.

Sniper attacks have also become common, and the GIGN has been called in to the downtown regions of Besançon, Dijon, Dole and Lons-le-Saunier to catch or kill any would-be assassins.

Samedi, 9 septembre, 2006
PARIS-SUR-MIZOURI, Louisianne

The Louisiannan GIGN has successfully brought to an end the hostage situation in the Presidential mansion. Frankie Young, his mother and siblings are all reported in good health, if shaken by events.

The perpetrators have been subdued and are under questioning by Gendarmes at this time.

The funerals for Guenaelle Blouchard and Lucas Perigord are to be held late Monday, and they will be given state honors posthumously for their support against the terrorists.

Lundi, 11 septembre, 2006
PARIS-SUR-MIZOURI, Louisianne

The prefectures around Louisianne are enacting legislation today in near unison to ban the Action Française as a political party and an extended investigation is underway to root out the perpetrators of the hostage situation.

The Action Française were rumoured to be trying to get Frankie Young installed as King of Louisianne.

Lundi, 11 septembre, 2006
GRENOBLE, France

DCRG investigation has ruled out any evidence of Pegre involvement in the fire that destroyed the Credit Agricole in downtown Grenoble. The names of the two victims in the vault have not yet been released. It is sure that it was a stray match that one had used to light a cigarette started the blaze.

DCRG is currently investigating allegations that the couple that entered the vault were actually members of the much feared Parti di Biou, fast becoming known as the most violent separatist group in Europe.

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Agence France Presse News Feed

2006/09/08

Friday, 8 September 2006
PARIS-SUR-MIZOURI, Louisianne

At 8:00 AM the Police National revealed the name of the young woman and man, former parts of Jean-François Young’s staff where were killed by members of the Action Française who have held the Young Family captive since Tuesday.

Thursday, 7 September 2006
GRENOBLE, France

A fire has destroyed an entire neighborhood of downtown Grenoble. It appears to have been accidental, cleaning supplies touching off an explosion in a bank vault when one of the patrons refused to obey the smoking ordinance.

Destroyed first in the fire was the Credit Agricole, and surrounding buildings were heavily damaged by the blaze and may well be considered a loss by insurance companies.

An investigation by the DCRG to respond to suggestions that this may have been a terrorist act.

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CAPITOL CHAOS

2006/09/07

6 September, 2006 (19 Fructidor, CCXIV)
Paris-sur-Mizouri

At approximately 9:15 AM LST a large armed force of what are claimed to be adherents of the Action Française have taken control of the Presidential mansion, holding Mme. Young and her four children hostage.

As part of their demands they are insisting that the National Assembly be reconvened to pass legislation allowing a monarchic succession of the Young family, effectively making Frankie Young into King Jean-François II.

There has been no word from the Gendarmes, but it is expected that they and the Police National are working through all means to secure the lives of the First Family and a safe end to this stand-off. GIGN snipers have been spotted on the rooftops near the presidential mansion, but the Gendarmes will issue no official statement to this effect.

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Louisiannan Elections

2006/09/06

Paris-sur-Mizouri, Louisianne
19 Fructidor, CCXIV.

It was announced today by the council that elections will be held early, with the replacement First-President taking office a few days early. In the meantime, the Council will step-up and maintain all foreign visits that President Young was going to have.

At press time, candidates for the First-Presidency are as follows:

Luthériens Démocratiques Populaires (LDP):
No candidate offered, forming a coalition with the RL.

Législateurs de la Moralité Chrétienne (LMC):
Albert Didier

Loi Naturel (LN):
Benct Olaf Norbin

Free Republicans (RL):
Marie-Claire Gildersleeve

Parti Ecotopique (PE):
Misha Kregovich Coubertin

Analysts from TeleLouisianne suggest that the vote will be split as
follows:

LDP/RL: 60%
LN: 25%
PE: 10%
LMC: 5%
Other: 5%

–UPDATE–

Norbin has rescinded his bid for First-President and is instead vying for the opening of the Prefect seat of New Gaul. Another candidate has been brought forward by the Loi Naturelle, Frederic Odin Moulinier.