The Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice has detained two persons at the Monrovia Central Prison (MCP) on charges of gang rape.Defendants Jayso Fizz and Qucto Henry, both residents of the 72nd Boulevard Community, were on July 24 arrested by the Liberia National Police (LNP) based upon a complaint filed by the victim’s mother alleging that her 12-year-old daughter was gang raped by the two defendants.The Police charge sheet said the victim was missing for over two weeks before her aunt found her at the home of defendants Fizz and Henry.According to the Police charge sheet, the victim was forcibly raped and beaten by the defendants, and that she was later taken to a nearby clinic by her parents where a medical checkup established that she was sexually abused.During police investigation, the victim disclosed that the defendants threatened to kill her if she told anyone about her ordeal.However, defendants Fizz and Henry have denied the allegation against them.The two defendants are detained, awaiting court trial on a date to be subsequently announced by the court.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
After spending thousands of dollars on music lessons and instruments for their children, parents often watch in dismay as once-coveted flutes, clarinets, and violins are unceremoniously abandoned. Such investments in early musical education may not be wasted, however. New research suggests that even after going decades without practicing their instruments, lapsed musicians have sharper ears. To compare hearing ability in former musicians to people who never played an instrument, researchers measured the electrical brain activity produced by a type of auditory processing called “neural timing,” which enables people to respond to split-second changes in sound such as the transition from a consonant to a vowel. This ability declines with age and is key to interpreting speech (hence the need to speak slowly and sometimes repeat words when speaking to the elderly). Compared with their nonmusical peers, adults aged 55 to 76 who had studied music for 4 to 14 years as youngsters had more precise neural timing, even though they hadn’t practiced in nearly 40 years, the team reports today in The Journal of Neuroscience. The more years that participants in the study had spent playing an instrument, the more accurate their brain responses, the researchers say. Although previous research has shown that playing music can improve hearing skills, they claim that this is the first study to show such long-term benefits.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
A Camas man faces charges of drunken driving and vehicular assault following a weekend T-bone crash that injured two people outside of Battle Ground.Mario Thaddeus Beaudoin, 42, was traveling southbound in a 2000 Ford F-150 pickup on Northeast 167th Avenue and failed to stop at a stop sign at Northeast 199th Street at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to court documents.The pickup crashed into a 2001 Hyundai Tiburon traveling east on Northeast 199th Street. The driver of the Hyundai, Frederick Viray, 21, of Brush Prairie suffered five fractured ribs and pulmonary contusions on both sides of his chest, according to court documents. He was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.Viray’s passenger, Jeremy Saia, 20, of Battle Ground suffered injuries that were not life threatening and also was taken to the hospital.Both Viray and Saia were treated and released.Two passengers in the Ford pickup suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene by medics.Clark County sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash and found several open cans of Bud Light and Steel Reserve that had been thrown from Beaudoin’s vehicle, according to court documents. Beaudoin told deputies he drank two beers several hours prior to the collision, according to court documents. A breath test performed at the scene determined Beaudoin had a blood-alcohol concentration of .107, above the legal limit of .08.Clark County Superior Court Judge David Gregerson found probable cause for a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicular assault and set Beaudoin’s bail at $50,000.Beaudoin has four DUIs on his record, according to court documents.