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House Democrats Call For Adapting Low Interest Rates


Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer

HARTFORD – With the pandemic battering the economy and carving deep deficits in state finances, House Democrats recently called for Connecticut to increase borrowing to preserve key programs and to take advantage of low interest rates.

But the move could put them at odds with Gov. Ned Lamont, who tried unsuccessfully to force his fellow Democrats in the legislature on a “debt diet” during his first year in office.

And while House Democratic leaders insisted there is considerable room for more borrowing under one statutory bonding cap enacted three years ago, they failed to note a second legal limit that could make it difficult to put more on Connecticut’s credit card.

“It’s no secret that Connecticut faces big challenges when it comes to our economy and our budget,” said Rep. Sean Scanlon, D-Guilford, who replaces East Hartford Democrat Jason Rojas as the new House chair of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee.

Rojas, who was elected last week as the new House majority leader, joined Speaker-elect Matt Ritter, D-Hartford, Tuesday in announcing House leaders of the legislature’s budget panels.

Ritter said the House Democrats, which hold 97 out of 151 seats, are not necessarily planning to dramatically increase borrowing, but he suggested Connecticut has plenty of room on its credit card.

State government borrows funds for most capital projects by selling bonds on Wall Street, and Ritter noted Connecticut has hardly strained the credit card limit it sent in 2017.

That provision limits general obligation borrowing, bonds paid off in the budget’s General Fund, at $1.9 billion per year. Connecticut issued $1.6 billion last fiscal year and $1.25 billion two years ago.

And Rep. Patricia Billie Miller, who co-chairs the finance panel’s Bonding Subcommittee, noted that borrowing has become crucial for Connecticut cities and towns. More than $150 million in non-education grants provided to municipalities annually comes from borrowed funds rather than from the state budget.

When legislators adopted a two-year state budget in May 2019, they assumed there would be $17.4 billion in tax receipts flowing into the General Fund this fiscal year. Legislators normally would have adjusted the forecast this past May, just two months before the 2020-21 fiscal year began, but they ended the session early because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Though legislators returned to the Capitol for special sessions in July and October, the revenue schedule was not revised. Republicans charged Democrats were delaying suspending capital projects, many of which were planned in their home districts until after the Nov. 3 state elections.

“I asked the finance committee to fulfill its statutory obligation to revise the revenue schedule and that was completely ignored,” Rep. Vincent J. Candelora of North Branford said.

Connecticut ranks among the most indebted states, per capita, in the nation, and debt service costs consume more than 10 percent of the annual budget, a problem that prompted Lamont to press for his debt diet immediately upon taking office in January 2019.

Connecticut has regained about 60 percent of the jobs lost since the pandemic struck in March, and the state Department of Labor still is issuing more than 200,000 unemployment benefits per week.

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Gov. Ned Lamont Annouces Coronavirus Relief Fund


By Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer

HARTFORD – Gov. Ned Lamont announced that he is allocating $15 million from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which utilizes federal CARES Act money, to fund innovative workforce programs that will provide job training to more than 1,000 displaced workers in the state and connect them to high-growth, in-demand jobs.

“This pandemic has drastically impacted the lives and livelihood of so many people in our state, and these workforce development programs are being expanded so that we can provide displaced workers with the skills needed to match them with in-demand jobs,” Lamont said. “Our administration is committed to offering meaningful and lasting support to the workers of Connecticut so that our state and our economy emerge from this crisis stronger than ever.”

The Governor’s Workforce Council, with the support of the recently formed Workforce Development Unit in the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), will utilize the funding on 19 programs that offer participants access to supportive services, including childcare and transportation, as well as a general training subsidy and job placement services that connect participants with full-time employment.

 In selecting programs for investment, the Governor’s Workforce Council prioritized programs aligned to current in-demand jobs with strong career pathways across several industries, most notably healthcare, information technology, and manufacturing. In total, approximately 1,100 participants will receive training and employment opportunities from this initiative.

“COVID-19 has accelerated many of the changes that have been reshaping our economy,” Garrett Moran, Chairman of the Governor’s Workforce Council, said. “The money from the Coronavirus Relief Fund was an instrumental first step in not only getting residents back to work, but getting them back to work in careers that are pandemic-proof for the future.”

Kelli Vallieres, executive director of DECD’s Workforce Development Unit said the program hopes to get people back to work.

“This statewide program is a great example of how Connecticut can leverage its strong workforce partners, such as our Regional Workforce Development Boards, community colleges, and local training providers, among others, to create industry-aligned programs aimed at getting Connecticut residents back to work,” Vallieres said.

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Hartford Locals Return McCrory to Legislature, Gave Victory to New Registrar


HARTFORD — Still waiting for polls to tallying the final count in Hartford but a few wins are clear.

Sen. Doug McCrory, D-Hartford on Tuesday ran unopposed for the senatorial seat in Greater Hartford. He got up to 871 votes in District 3 alone. Overall, the final victory count was 29, 064.

McCrory, who represents Bloomfield, Hartford and Windsor, managed to eliminate all the opposition in Greater Hartford, according to sources. y.

At closing, the Blue Hillls Avenue resident garnered enough votes in District 3 to be declared the winner. There was not even a write-in candidate.

One individual was posed as a challenger in 2014. A storm cloud rolled into her life after someone approached her to run. She wasn’t pumped to run. But McCory and his wife Foy Smith orchestrated a coup on her life using public office, sources said. Others joined in the fray for political reasons linked to nativism.

Although, the kerfuffle was tied to the national political scene,  locals dove into the woman’s life to make sure she did not challenge McCrory or Democratic State Rep. Brandon McGee, sources close to the woman said. Also, Sasha Allen, Shawnda Barlow, Tiffany Cousar, Janice Flemming, Annett Shack, and other local natives ensured McCrory’s victory by suppressing voters of West Indian descent.

In District 1, John Fonfara, D-Hartford at press time garnered 63 percent of the vote or 19,730.

Congressman John Larson was declared a winner in the 1st District in Greater Hartford

In other local races, Giselle “Gigi” Felciana ran as a Democrat for registrar of voters and garnered 24, 425 votes. Vaness Garay-Jackson ran as a Republican and cobbled 3, 040. Her challenger got 17 in District 3 alone.

The count on the presidential race in the capital city is Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was 26, 597.

Donald Trump and Mike Pence got 3, 813 votes.

Check back for final vote counts.

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Gov. Ned Lamont Signs Property Revitalization Bill


Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer

HARTFORD – Gov. Ned Lamont recently announced that he has signed into law a property revitalization bill that will promote the revitalization of environmentally contaminated, blighted parcels of land and put them back into good use in a way that will benefit the local economy of towns throughout Connecticut while at the same time ensuring environmental integrity.

Approved with bipartisan, unanimous support during the recent special session of the Connecticut General Assembly, the legislation sunsets the Connecticut Property Transfer Act of 1985, which both environmentalists and economic development officials agree was obsolete and ineffective and authorizes the development of a more flexible, predictable, environmentally sustainable, and socially just, release-based regulatory program commonly used in most other states.

Under this new system, rather than singling out certain properties with onerous requirements, it focuses compliance on contamination that poses the greatest risk to the environment, and creates a uniform, predictable set of standards to guide cleanups of low-risk spills without a lot of red tape.

The governor said this renewed approach will take parcels that have gone unused for generations and make them more attractive to private investors, benefiting both the environment and economic development. It is estimated that there are about 4,200 properties in Connecticut that fall under the Transfer Act, and only about a quarter of them have been cleaned up since the program began 35 years ago.

“In today’s challenging times, we are doing everything we can to build a stronger Connecticut economy that is safer and healthier environment for our children,” Lamont said. “This new law will streamline cleanups of contaminated properties, bring properties back to life and there’s never been a more important time to fix regulations that aren’t working, and adopt solutions for the greater good and benefit of our great state.”

The legislation was built through the robust participation of a diverse multitude of stakeholders and with the technical inputs of the professional staff at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD).

In particular, Lamont thanked the co-chairs of the legislature’s Environment Committee, State Senator Christine Cohen (D-Guilford) and State Representative Mike Demicco (D-Farmington) as well as the co-chairs of the Commerce Committee State Senator Joan Hartley (D-Waterbury) and State Representative Caroline Simmons (D-Stamford) for their advocacy in getting the bill approved by both chambers of the General Assembly.

Connecticut Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes said that she is working hard with business people to help create a more efficient clean-up system.

“This year, with strong legislative leadership and bipartisan support, we are responding to that call, and will finally move to a more effective release-based cleanup framework that matches the rest of the country,” Dykes said. “This new approach will protect our environment and our communities while incentivizing smart, sustainable, and environmentally informed development. DEEP looks forward to working collaboratively with stakeholders on the regulatory framework in the months ahead.”

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State Arrests Avon Man For Identity Theft, Forgery


AVON — An Avon man was accused of stealing someone’s identity and forging her signature, a blatant repeat of a similar incident in 2014 for the real Olivia Pope.

Michael J. Cronin, 57, of 24 Kingsbridge, Avon, was arrested by Inspectors from the Division of Criminal Justice and charged with 26 counts of forgery in the second degree, and 12 counts of identity theft in the third degree involving various real estate and refinancing documents pertaining to the divorce from his first wife, according to one arrest warrant affidavit. 

A second arrest warrant affidavit alleges that Cronin forged the name of an attorney on a financial affidavit related to Cronin’s divorce from his second wife, and that he did so while on release from an earlier criminal case that is pending in Hartford Superior Court. 

Cronin was the former treasurer of the state Senate Republican Leadership Committee, a political action committee (PAC), and previously had been arrested and charged with allegedly stealing approximately $267, 800 from the committee for his personal use. 

Cronin appeared on Thursday in Hartford Superior Court where a judge set bond at $200,000.

All three cases are being prosecuted by the Statewide Prosecution Bureau of the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney.

Forgery in the second degree is a class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine up to $5,000. Identity Theft in the second degree is also a class D felony.

The other incident that may be tied to Cronin’s identity theft and forgery involves an Avon woman who inspired the ABC show, “Scandal,” She was also the victim theft of services and larceny after she was identified by Avon Officer Jonathan Haynes in 2014. aHaynes and other Avon police officers revealed her identity as the real Olivia Pope.

The suspect in the crime for theAvon woman, Judy Smith, was interrogated. No word yet on when Avon police will make an arrest. Smith allegedly worked in tandem with Cronin.

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Lamont Issues New Fines for Wearing No Mask


By Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer

HARTFORD – Gov. Ned Lamont announces Monday that there are new fines aimed at residents, who undermine the state’s masking and gathering mandates during the novel Coronavirus.

Based on these new rules, residents could be fined $100 for violating the mask mandate, $250 for attending a large event and $500 for organizing a large, unsanctioned event.

Currently, the state has capped events at 25 people indoors or 100 people outdoors.

According to Josh Geballe, the state’s chief operating officer, the order was issued on Tuesday and went into effect at midnight on Thursday.

According to Geballe, the new fines were created out of a collaboration between state and local officials, including local law enforcement and health departments.

While Connecticut was able to flatten the curve, the state’s positivity rate has climbed over one percent again to 1.2 percent in recent days as more colleges and schools reopened, a fact that Lamont said figured in his decision to sign the new executive order.

“I think the numbers are still trending in the right direction,” Lamont said

Municipalities have struggled with enforcement of the state’s coronavirus-related mandates since the pandemic began.

Geballe said that it is a challenge to enforce these rules in a realistic sense.

“There wasn’t really much that was being done, because many people viewed[a misdemeanor charge as excessively harsh for failing to wear a mask if you couldn’t socially distance,” Geballe said. “So they asked for this new tool, an infraction that was a bit of a step-down enforcement.”

Geballe said that decisions to make stricter rules were always on past discussions.

“It’s come up over and over again, to the point where we felt it was an appropriate thing to do,” Geballe said.

As of Sept. 19, 2020, there have been 55,527 positive cases of the virus and 4,492 deaths with 77 patients currently hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Connecticut Journalist to Sue Halle Berry for Copyright Infringement, Media Suppression


Halle Marie Berry in a role soley based on Ann Marie Adams featured in the 1990 movie “Strictly Business.” Adams was a trained actress and a trained model, who worked as a club girl and a hostess in Manhattan and Brooklyn from 1989 to 1992. The photo was photoshopped to look like Adams. Berry, who was chubby before 1987, have been trying to cop Adams’ pretty face and slender physique since 1990, while her associates altered or distort Adams’ face with unknown devices in photographs and then stalked Adams. The photo itself does not match Berry’s actual face in the movie no is an exact replica.
Male actor: Joseph C. Phillips. Photo Courtesy of Warner Brothers

Updated November 12, 2020 at 12:22 p.m.

By Gordon Henry and Jasmine Sanborn, Staff Writers

HARTFORDThe Hartford Guardian‘s Publisher Ann Marie Adams is expected to sue Halle Marie Berry for loss of revenue because of media suppression, invasion of privacy, theft of services and copyright infringement.

Consequently, Adams was forced to alert people about this kind of media suppression that has been expertly done in secret for years by Berry and her associates. A clandestine operation to suppress local journalists, therefore, demanded attention from advocates for a strong democracy and a free press, Adams said.

This means Adams wants a divorce from Berry’s spirit that has been in her life for more than 35 years, as well as her associates who rendered injuries and financial loss to Adams and her family.

“Without Adams, there is no news publication called The Hartford Guardian. She founded an organization that employs dozens of local journalists, support staff and volunteers, who live in Hartford and surrounding areas. So this is not a personal issue. It is strictly business. It affects workers, who need a paycheck. If Berry and her friends disrupt Adams, they are also disrupting her business and her employees,” said David Williams, UConn-Greater Hartford Campus Director emeritus and a board member for The Hartford Guardian.

The recent attacks by Berry and her associates allegedly first happened on the 2010 presidential campaign and then at the White House inaugural ball in January 2013. Afterward, Adams, who now lives in Hartford, was stalked and attacked again in 2014 at her townhouse in Avon, CT. Adams was clueless about Berry’s unorthodox methods of appropriating her likeness and theft of services until President Barack Obama intervened on Adams’ behalf.

Adams, an award-winning journalist and historian, claimed that Berry, 53, has been invading her privacy and appropriating her likeness and biography since they were both selected for the 1991 movie “Strictly Business.” The use of Adams’ likeness is strategic in movies such as “Bulworth” and “Monster’s Ball.” All three films appropriated almost all of her biography at each given time period.

It’s a Caribbean-American look. More specifically, it’s Adams’ look and style, said Dr. Karren Dunkley, a Jamican Diaspora Northeast Representative. Berry was born with a different phenotype than Adams, who is light-skined and akin to the model, Karen Alexander, when she began modeling in 1990. Adams came to America three years before in 1987, before The Cosby Show spin off began in 1987 and ran until 1993. It was indeed a different world for Adams, not for the cast and characters in the television comedy series: “A Different World.”

“This was the beginning of intense racism and xenophobia in the country,” Williams said.

Adams was an immigrant from Jamaica in 1987, coming to America as a whiz kid in chess, a brilliant writer and spelling bee champion. Soon afterward, she was a trained method-actress and a trained model. She was featured in two scenes as Ann Marie Rose in the 1991 film, “Strictly Business.” In between takes, Berry approached the director to express her dissatisfaction about Adams presence in the movie because Adams was considered competition and prettier than Berry in New York. Also, Berry had slimmed down to look like Adams for the role that launched her career.

Above: Halle Berry before she entered the Miss Ohio pageant in 1986.

Moreover, Berry and her associates have frequently interrupted Adams’ career since Adams was editor-in-chief of The Kingsman, a newspaper at Brooklyn College. They continued to interrupt Adams, while she was at the Times Herald Record in New York and The Hartford Courant in CT, where she won a national award for first place in education reporting in 2001.

Ann Marie Adams was Ann Marie Rose in this club scene before Berry approached her on the set to express herself about Adams’ presence in the movie because Adams was competition during the 1990s acting and modeling scene in New York

And the disruption continued into 2014, Adams said. Berry and her associates, some of whom traveled to Connecticut, staged adverse experiences for six years, while Berry auditioned, rehearsed and promoted “John Wick 3, Parabellum.” The media suppression was primarily to thwart the news story about Berry’s invasion, according to Hollywood insiders, and to prevent Adams’ from promoting her accomplishments with her own facial features in pictures. Instead, Berry appropriated Adams’ likeness,and tried to change it drastically on camera at the White House in 2015. This need to change Adams’ face when a model takes a semblance of it has been going on since Alexander was on the cover of Mademoiselle in 2001, said Adams, who is the same phenotype and body type as Alexander. Berry wanted to change the beauty and sexual appeal Tupac Shakur liked on Adams when he met her on the set of “Strictly Business” and because of that invited her on the set of “Juice.”

Ann Marie Adams at the White House in 2015. The photo was slightly distorted.

Since her first movie, Berry has been appropriating Adams’ likeness, not in all movies or all scenes, but enough times for Adams to be concerned when she saw a semblance of her face on screen.

“Berry just didn’t want to give up playing that character based on me in Strictly Business,” Adams said. “I had to wait years before someone gave Berry a reality check: The movie is based solely on me. So clearly this matter of collecting what I’m owed is strictly business.”

Sources said the scarilegious move by Berry and others was designed to disturb Adams and, of course, to gain financial success. Because Berry used Adams’ unique look, while she had others changed Adams’ perfect face and body with unorthodox methods, this was considered human rights abuse and economic oppression. According to Attorney Amal Clooney, the perpetrators of human rights abuse should face justice for thier crime.

Berry and her associates caused about $30 million in damages to Adams’ waist, breasts, perfect white teeth, legs, hands, eyes, and vocal chords to stop her from appearing on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2014.

The insanity was aided and abetted by several U.S. Secret Service agents, who the perpetrators enabled as they stealthily attacked Adams and her family during an investigation. Afterward, they were fired.

“It was also unadulterated xenophobia by people, who thought they would get away with this mess,” said Adams, who was born in Jamaica and is now a U.S. citizen. “Berry and associates were out of touch with reality and mired in avarices, a greed for wealth.”

Top Photo : Ann Marie Adams on the set of Strictly Business: Right Column: Halle Berry in 1992 movie “Bomerang”: Opposite Berry (bottom): Adams covering the White House in 2015 and Berry (bottom right) in the movie, 1998 “Bulworth” Berry invaded Adams’ privacy and appropriated Adams’ likeness for 30 years before Adams was informed about this crime of the century by a well-known celebrity billed as ” one of the world’s most beautiful women” with Adams’ face.

Berry Cops Adams’ Face

It’s an incredible story that unfolded over the last six years. The psychology of an ugly girl, who wanted to be pretty was on display, so much so President Vladimir Putin had to intervene when Berry visited Adams in her townhouse in January 2013 with unorthodox devices. Adams has a million dollar smile envied by Berry. And the “Monsters Ball” star wanted Adams to loose her teeth.

Sources close to the White House and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said they had to reveal the depth of the depravity used on Adams and her family to hide this farce by Berry and others, including Bill Cosby. As a result of this six-year investigation, they are calling for Adams’ face not to be used on the internet with the name Halle Berry to confuse the public. This lie by Berry and her associates violates the public trust, according to Avon Police Officer Jonathan Haynes, who first broke the news to Adams, who also made a complaint to two Avon police officers on April 3, 2014: Officers Mark Vess and John O’Neill. They failed, however, to take action to arrest the suspects.

In the past, the closest, Berry got to getting an exact replica of Adams’ face was in “Boomerang” released in 1992 and “Monster’s Ball” released in 2001. The screenwriters and producers of the show used Berry to remind Adams of a former boyfriend, who slept with her on a couch after she refused to sleep on the couch for a part in a movie.

“To me, Berry and her associates were sending a message about a particular incident when I was in show business. It was disturbing to see similar incidents in other movies that featured Berry,” Adams said.

Both movies also had scenes depicting an incident with Adams and Tupac in “Juice,” a different movie set about another club scene. The producers, writers and directors on that and other movie sets have some explaining to do, she said. However, Tupac was different.He was also hanging out on the set of Strictly Business. Later, he advocated for Adams to “stay in the scene” on his movie set. He later paid homage to Adams and her braids by having Janet Jackson wear braids in the movie: “Poetic Justice.”

Now it was time for poetic justice for Berry who continued a disturbing trend that includes Berry dating men, who look similar to at least five of Adams’ former boyfriends. But Berry didn’t date Tupac. Adams did. And so during the invetigation into why she stalked Adams, Berry dated someone who resembles Tupac.

More recently, Berry allegedly used local and national allies to assault Adams’ face and body with unorthodox methods. One link to this story is Marcy Carsey, the producers of “The Cosby Show” based in part on Adams’ family. Carsey is Jewish, and so is Berry’s mother, a likely pair that has been allegedly sabotaged Adams and her family to hide the truth.

Left: Ann-Marie Adams in 1992 looks the same today and discovered that Berry was still appropriating her likeness, biography and fashion style in 2019, especially during the filming and promotion of the John Wick 3, Parabella movie in 2019. This photo, and other photos, was slightly distorted with shadows by Berry’s associates

Before becoming an award-winning journalist and scholar, Adams was a trained model and actress in New York during the 1990s. To discredit her claim, Berry and allies distorted Adams’ pictures, stole pertinent documents, albums and flyers for years. The change was mostly to Adams’ color in photographs, especially when Adams was on WFSB Channel 3 as a commentator.

Adams has a Ph.D. with distinction in U.S. History from Howard University and a Master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Quinnipiac University. She graduated with honors from Brooklyn College with a degree in journalism. She also has a paralegal certificate from Boston College. Her varied experiences and deep knowledge of city, state and federal government, as well as government and politics was used without her permission during the six-year ordeal by several intruders close to Berry–just to get a sense of how Adams look so she can appropriate the face again, as well as to “steal” her education.

Why Halle Berry Was Fired From Strictly Business…Wasn’t Reported Until Now

Halle Berry in 1986 does not look like Adams. In 1989, Berry changed her face to look similar to Adams.

Consequently, Adams is seeking justice for the many attempts by Berry and her associates to distort her face in photographs and on television, while Berry appropriated her face in movies and other promotional events since 1990. The most recent invasion of privacy in Adams’ Avon townhouse in 2014 to confiscate wardrobe used on “Strictly Business” was too egregious, said Adams, who was wants reparation.

Berry switched from her shoulder-length hairstyle to a pixie similar to Adams

Girl Interrupted!

Adams, a former English Composition professor and tutor, was confused about the motive for this kind of treachery toward her:

“One of the rules in the English language is to avoid plagiarism, copying knowledge that doesn’t belong to you. Students should always give attribution. When you mistake copying a book to copying someone’s face, you must be sued. Sometimes, Berry appropriated my face and biography like a book and without attribution,” Adams said. “That’s sinful, sacrilegious and downright sad.”

In “Strictly Business,” almost everything depicted in the movie was encapsulated about Adams’ life in Hartford and Manhattan. She was clueless until she was alerted of this appropriation by one of her former bosses in New York after he spotted Adams’ face on Halle Berry in “John Wick 3, Parabellum.”

During her rehearsals for John Wick 3, Berry used her spy devices as a real life assassin and visited Adams in her townhouse with others to attack her. Some of those individuals included friends of Meghan Markle, who also appropriated the shape of Adam’s face and Adams’ nose. Markle’s friends allegedly teamed up with Berry to use unorthodox methods to “erase” Adams’ facial features in pictures.

Berry also, through her network, arranged to have an associate, a native of Ohio–like Berry–to move to Hartford. He and others allegedly have been secretly suppressing Adams as a journalist since 2019 because Adams called out Berry and her stealth tactics to cover up her crime.

Also, former Central Intelligence Agency operatives were allegedly using unknown devices for Berry to prevent Adams from knowing this information when Adams was an intern in former Sen. Edward Kennedy’s Education Office in 2009.

When contacted, Former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said he did not authorize any 10-year investigation into any intern then or now.

“I did not authorize any project with CIA agents to watch anyone in Kennedy’s office,” Panetta said.” [I] unequivocally did not order such an investigation during the time you stated nor for that matter any other time.”

And those perpetrating as CIA operatives “watching” the crime for 35 years, are considered cowards and criminals for aiding and abetting thieves in government offices, officials said.

“I’m glad they were fired,” Adams said. “They are traitors to the country. They caused an international fiasco that demands the world’s attention.”

Therefore, Adams said: “George Nelson, the directors, and producers have some explaining to do.”

Top Seventeen Scenes in “Strictly Business” that Depict Adams’ Life as an actress, model and club girl:

  1. Adams was a hostess “with the mostess” in Manhattan and Hartford.
  2. Adams was a trained method-actress and model, while she was a hostess.
  3. Adams was a club girl and was among the fly girls chauffeured in limousines to clubs like The Palladium.
  4. Adams was dating Wayne, a stockbroker and millionaire that was button-up. He thought Adams was the girl of his dreams; Waymon Tisdale played Adams’ friend.
  5. Adams had a romantic scene on the boardwalk in Manhattan with similar outfit. Almost all the scenes had similar outfits to Adams’
  6. Adams’ friend “Alfie,” who wanted to make it big, was played by Tommy Davidson.
  7. Adams was in an interlude with Tupac on the movie set of “Juice.” It was shown in the movie with another woman with Adams’ hairstyle. Tupac based the movie “Poetic Justice” on Adams who wore braids at Brooklyn College and sometimes looked like Janet Jackson in all black.
  8. Adams was on a special movie set of “Malcolm X” at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where another pivotal scene was shot.
  9. Adams was with three “bad boys” from Queens and Brooklyn.
  10. Adams’ exact outfits and style during her clubbing days was copied by Halle Berry and her handlers to make Berry “come off” like Adams did at clubs in NYC. Adams was asked to wear a wig and change her top and bootie for the special club scene in which Berry was asked to dance like Adams.
  11. The character, Waymon Tisdale, was shown sitting in a business office decorated like Adams’ office at Brooklyn College’s first newspaper, The Kingsman.
  12. Adams lived and worked in Harlem, where a crucial scene was shot.
  13. Monroe, played by Samuel L. Jackson, is like one of Adams’ former bosses
  14. Natalie was the name of Adams’ first best friend.
  15. Halle Berry mimicked Adams’ walk during a fashion shoot by New York Photographer, Clifton Brett. Berry wears similar outfits to Adams, especially in the club scene. Both Adams and Berry had identical looks after Berry appropriated Adams’ beauty pageant look.
  16. The bar scene with a bartender is also about Adams who worked a week as a bartender in training for T’Bones.
  17. The picture of the promotional poster on DVD is more like Adams than Berry, even the shape of the Adams’ bodice and all of her favorite outfits. Everyone of Adams’s outfits on the club scene were replicated.

“Nelson George, the directors and producers have some explaining to do. This is a another cease and desist message for all of them who lied to the America public and caused an international fiasco.”

Dr. Ann Marie Adams

See encapsulation of Adams’ experience below:

Photos courtesy of Clifton Brett, Warner Brothers Pictures, Boomerang, John Wick 3, Parabellum and the White House. Story as recapped to Ann Marie Adams by sources, who claim they were with the FBI. Additional editing and reporting by Dawn Sparks, Anthony Zepperi and Linden Houston. Other sources include Andre Harrell, State Department employees, and other government officials, including U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigations agents, who want to remain annonymous.

Available Soon: Read the copyright infringement lawsuit against Halle Berry on SCRIBD:

Ann Marie Adams v. Halle Marie Berry 

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Hartford Public School Navigates Spyware Attack


HARTFORD — A ransomware attack forced officials to cancel Hartford Public Schools’ first day of school.

There was no in-person or online classes on Tuesday for Hartford Public School students.

Late in the afternoon on Tuesday, school leaders said all systems impacted were restored, and that classes would begin on Wednesday.

More than 200 of the city’s 300 servers were affected. One impacted area included the communication of transportation routes to bus companies ,according to WFSB.

A letter to parents said:

“Let’s try this again! We are pleased to announce that Hartford Public Schools will start school for both online and in-person learning tomorrow, Wednesday, September 9, 2020. We regret the unexpected delay and deeply appreciate your patience and flexibility as we resume our plans to welcome all our students back to school.”

During a Tuesday morning news conference, Mayor Luke Bronin said it was unclear when school would be able to begin following the attack.

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“We are often the subject of cyber attacks,” Bronin said. “This was however, the most extensive and significant attack that the city has been subject to certainly in the last five years.”

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ConnectiKid To Host Annual Gala Online


HARTFORD — ConnectiKids will host its 8th annual gala this September with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting children in Hartford. This time, the event will be held online.

The festive and philanthropic evening taking place virtually will offer all an opportunity to both support children and celebrate nearly 42 years of service in Hartford and is scheduled for Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.

ConnectiKids has been educating and empowering children since it was established in 1978. Now, as young students navigate an academic year as never experienced before, they need you more than ever.

Please join ConnectiKids from the comfort of your own home for a virtual variety show style evening of music, spoken word and even a little magic, as it continues to be a consistent and encouraging force in children’s lives during this new school year and beyond.


The evening will include a silent auction with an array of gifts and services donated by local businesses.

Local live entertainment will delight guests and inspiring words will be shared by friends of ConnectiKids. The artistic and accomplished television personality, actress and performer, Alika Hope, will keep the crowd energized as our Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening.

Further details can be found on the ConnectiKids Facebook event page at http://facebook.com/ConnectiKids, as well as on the ConnectiKids website at http://ct-kids.org/. Tickets are available online at https://givebutter.com/ctkids.

The ConnectiKids 8th annual gala is sponsored by A&R Trucking. For sponsorship inquiries call (860) 522-8710.

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Connecticut Records One Million COVID-19 Tests


By Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer

HARTFORD – Gov. Ned Lamont recently announced that more than one million COVID-19 tests have been recorded in Connecticut, a major accomplishment that has helped the state remain one of the few in the nation to keep the virus contained to low levels of transmission throughout the summer.

Lamont said that the state is committed to ensuring the safety of its residents in the face of the pandemic.

“This is a significant milestone, but we have to continue these efforts and keep going,” Lamont said. “We’re committed to moving forward with initiatives that keep testing available in the state to protect our residents, maintain the progress of our safe reopening and get children back to school.”

The state has implemented a variety of new and innovative efforts to ensure that testing is accessible for all residents with symptoms of COVID-19, or who have been exposed to the virus.

The state has also created new, targeted testing programs to provide routine testing for those at greater risk to exposure.

This testing strategy, developed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health with support from public health and scientific experts on the Re-open Connecticut Advisory Group, focused on developing testing capacity at in-state labs and with local health care providers.

It has been instrumental in maintaining rapid turnaround times even as other states have experienced significant spikes in cases.

During the month of August, the median time for a Connecticut test result to be delivered has been one day and 75 percent of tests have been returned in two days or less.

This is in stark comparison to reports from other states, where test results often take a week or more to return, rendering contract tracing and isolation strategies ineffective.

To support the state’s testing efforts, Lamont has allocated at least $250 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to support testing.

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz said that the improvements of testing capacity has been helpful.

“Connecticut’s ability to significantly bolster its testing capacity thanks to the incredible work of our agencies, testing partners and state-contracted labs has proven to be a critical tool in addressing the COVID-19 public health emergency,” Bysiewicz said.

Bysiewicz said that the turnaround has been great for the state regarding infection rates.

“Connecticut went from a state with one of the highest infection rates to one of the lowest because of our ability to test, treat, and track,” Bysiewicz said. “Now more than ever, we must remain vigilant and continue to encourage residents to get tested, wear their masks, and practice proper social distancing.”

State-contracted laboratories that have processed several tests quickly include Genesys Diagnostics, the Jackson Laboratories and Quest Diagnostics.

Acting Public Health Commissioner Deidre S. Gifford said that the state is working diligently to make sure everyone is safe in the state.

“Connecticut has relentlessly pursued creating as much testing capacity as possible, working with in-state labs to greatly expand testing and reduce the delays seen in other states for getting results,” Gifford said.

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