At least three bandits terrorised the administrator of the Mibikuri Hospital and his family in the wee hours of Sunday morning and escaped with a quantity of valuables.Based on reports received, at about 3:00h, the armed, masked men, who were dressed in dark coloured clothing, smashed their way into the Lot 379 Bloomfield village, Corentyne, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) home.Administrator of the Mibicuri Hospital, Asif Owel told Guyana Times that he was awakened by the sounds of barking dogs and as he got out of bed to make inquiries, he was confronted by the three men who were already in his bedroom.At the time, Owel and his wife were at home. The armed men then demanded cash and jewellery.One of the bandits, who carried a cutlass, dragged Owel to the lower flat of the building and in the process, dealt him several chops to his body as he continued making his demands.The administrator, out of fear, handed over one silver band and chain but the man asked for gold jewellery. He told the men that he had none and in retaliation, he was beaten with the cutlass.Meanwhile, the other two bandits remained in the upper flat with the man’s wife demanding valuables. She too was beaten by the men. They were eventually given $30,000 and two gold chains, two gold rings and a pair of earrings. The men then made good their escape.The police were summoned and arrived shortly after. The injured couple were taken to the Port Mourant Hospital where they were treated. Owel was admitted for further medical attention.Up to press time, no arrests have been made. Police continue to investigate. (Andrew Carmichael)
LOS ANGELES – No lightning strikes, falling trees or other acts of nature. Craig Conroy somehow made it to Tuesday night’s opening faceoff unscathed, which put him in the distinct minority among the Kings’ top scorers. What were the Kings missing Tuesday? Only three of their top four scorers: Pavol Demitra, Alexander Frolov and Lubomir Visnovsky, who had combined for 50 of the 159 goals the Kings had scored this season. Then, as only things can for the Kings, things managed to get worse once the game started. With the way things have been going for the Kings recently, it rated as only a mild surprise when the Lightning broke their string of power-play futility seven minutes into the first period. Brad Richards faked a shot from the slot, then passed to Martin St. Louis, who was stationed to the side of the net. St. Louis flipped a shot toward the net, and the puck deflected off the back of Garon and into the net to break an eight-game power-play drought. The Kings couldn’t accomplish much, and it seemed that the highlight of the period would be the disco-dance routine of Jeremy Roenick, broadcast on the video screen. But with 4:04 left in the period, Dustin Brown came through with a real highlight when he stationed himself in front of the net and knocked in the rebound of a shot by Sean Avery. The goal served as something of a reward for Brown, who had played well of late and earned a promotion to the Kings’ top line with the injuries to Frolov and Demitra. Unfortunately for the Kings, however, further highlights were few and far between. The Kings recorded only three shots on goal in the second period and LaBarbera, without much defensive support, allowed two goals, to Vincent Lecavalier and Fedotenko, to put the Kings down 3-1. Lecavalier’s goal came with Tampa Bay on a 5-on-3 power play after Sean Avery’s high-sticking double minor. Early in the third period, the Kings had an excellent chance to get back in the game when Avery was taken down by Pavel Kubina and was awarded a penalty shot, but John Grahame easily made the save. Norman Milley scored his first NHL goal into an empty net with 1:10 remaining. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaTampa Bay entered with losses in three of its last four games and the Lightning had failed to score a power-play goal in 2006, with an 0-for-40 skid that dated back to Dec. 26. But the Lightning scored two power-play goals on its first three chances Tuesday, and Ruslan Fetotenko added a goal late in the second period to give Tampa Bay a 3-1 lead. By that point, Jason LaBarbera had been pressed into duty. Garon played the entire first period and did not appear to be in distress at any point, but was replaced by LaBarbera to start the second period. It’s been a rough week for Garon, who was pulled in the first period of the Kings’ 10-1 loss to Buffalo on Saturday and has struggled of late after recently establishing himself as the Kings’ top goaltender. Tuesday’s first period wasn’t so kind to Garon either, as he allowed a soft, unusual goal. In a development that surprised nobody who has followed the team this season, the Kings lost goaltender Mathieu Garon to a bruised shoulder after the first period. Matters didn’t improve much from there, as the Kings lost to the struggling Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 before 17,017 at Staples Center. Injuries have become a way of life for the Kings, who also have been without Eric Belanger, Aaron Miller and Jeremy Roenick, and it seems that the attrition is catching up with the team.
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