Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ash Wednesday; a Lovely Day: & a Rapist is Coming to Town

Wednesday, February 17, 2010. I missed that meeting, yesterday, about the rapist who's coming to town. The Sauk Centre Herald had a pretty good write-up, though. Here's an excerpt:
"Sex offender has history of sexually assaulting young females"
By Bryan Zollman

"...Dustin Gene Ayres, 27, is scheduled to move to the 600 block of Fourth Street South (located near city hall) after his release from prison on Feb. 22. He is currently incarcerated for violating probation from a previous criminal sexual conduct charge in 2005. His most recent arrest was in 2006 in Benton County after he was charged with First Degree Burglary when he entered a residence and sexually assaulted a 16-year-old while she was asleep...."

"...Dustin Gene Ayres, 27, is 5'11", 237 pounds with blue eyes and blonde hair. He has a history of sexually assaulting underage females while they are sleeping. In one instance he broke into a home to sexually assault a 16-year-old. He was known to both his victims. Ayres is moving to the 600 block of 4th St. S. after his release from prison next week...."

"...Much more information in regards to Ayres, including public reaction, will be in the Feb. 23 issue of the Sauk Centre Herald."
The article points out that Mr. Ayers is on parole, which involves some rather strict rules about what he can and can't do. Which is nice: and would be more reassuring, if he hadn't violated terms of parole before. I wrote about this matter last week, and probably will touch on it again. Don't get me wrong: I think forgiveness and second chances - third in this case - are good ideas.

I also think that people who don't assault other people deserve consideration, too. Which is happening to a greater extent, now. Remember: We're allowed to know about Mr. Ayers, which is a huge improvement over 'the good old days.'

On a happier note, I was sick today and didn't make it to Ash Wednesday Mass. Maybe it's just as well: I'd probably have taken another photo of my forehead, and put in in this entry.

On the whole, I rather like today's information technology. February 17, 2010.

So I show a photo of a TV screen? This is an improvement?

Icicles on my house are thinner and shorter now, than they were earlier. It's been a warm day: up around freezing. But this is Minnesota: I'm pretty sure the weather will change.

This has been one beautiful day. February 17, 2010.

Finally, and again from the Sauk Centre Herald, a rather nice piece about Charlie's Cafe, a sort of area landmark: "Even when Charlie Heidgerken retired and no longer owned the Freeport café, his spirit remained in traditions like the mile high caramel rolls. People continued to ask...." Oh come on: You didn't expect me to copy the whole article, did you? Papers should still be on the shelves.

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