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first_imgThe dispute began two years ago when the pianist philanthropist, in a glistening gown, won the Miss Ventura County crown. Only a week before the October 2004 contest, the stately redhead had a quickie wedding in Las Vegas – later annulled – in violation of pageant rules. The Ventura County Scholarship Association, which runs the competition, then stripped her of her title and sued her for $5,000, alleging that she’d misrepresented herself as single so she could compete. The association was awarded $3,121 by a Ventura County Small Claims Court, which Gushwa paid. Then last month, the association filed a theft report against her for failing to return her crown, commemorative ring and $2,600 in prizes. For deposed 2005 Miss Ventura County winner Hilary Gushwa, beauty never got uglier – or messier. The Camarillo beauty queen stripped of her crown over a drunken wedding has waged a tug-of-war with pageant officials who have accused her of stealing her tiara. And she defended her honor Friday amid allegations that a rival beauty-pageant mom and contest official had abused her law enforcement privileges while trying to repossess the crown. “I have survived much more difficult situations in my life than some angry beauty-pageant mother who is upset that her daughter lost a competition,” said Gushwa, 24, a Cal State Northridge coed. Pageant officials claimed she’d perjured herself in court by telling a judge she’d been too drunk and medicated to remember nuptials with her longtime boyfriend. “Only girls that are entitled to it are deserving to own the crown,” Jackie Youngern, an association committee member, told the Ventura County Star this week. “This program runs on trust, and she’s broken that trust.” Only what Youngern didn’t disclose was that her daughter had competed against Gushwa for the crown. Or that she worked as a specialized peace officer for the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, which has declined to bring charges against Gushwa. Ron Bamieh, an attorney for Gushwa, said not only did Youngern make false accusations against his client, she misused her badge to “intimidate witnesses, obtain statements and solicit clerks at government offices to obtain records” on the deposed beauty queen. Legal defense The District Attorney’s Office forbids workers from using their position to conduct unsanctioned investigations. “I understand that some people were upset that their daughter lost a pageant, but at some point their actions become ridiculous and inappropriate,” said Bamieh, a former Ventura County prosecutor who once worked with Youngern. He said Gushwa did not misrepresent herself because she applied as single to compete long before the pageant took place. In addition, she doesn’t owe any further damages because she’s already paid her fine. Youngern, as well as pageant association officials, did not return phone calls seeking comment. A lead D.A.’s investigator said his office is investigating any potential malfeasance by Youngern, but could not comment on personnel issues. “Obviously, we take these types of allegations seriously and we are looking into the matter,” said Rob Briner, chief investigator for the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. Gushwa, who says she suffers from two potentially fatal heart conditions, said she’d gone to Las Vegas to visit her boyfriend’s parents the weekend before the beauty competition. Charity concerns She drank on top of her medication and never remembered the wedding chapel, the kiss or the wedding ring, she said. The groom’s family has reportedly said Gushwa was not drunk during the wedding or rehearsal and has purportedly produced photos of a smiling Gushwa getting married in a Las Vegas chapel. “I never believed or thought for one moment that I was married,” insisted Gushwa, who has light blue eyes and flowing eyelashes. “… Later, I found out about the ceremony and immediately took steps to annul the proceedings.” Gushwa said she was especially worried at how the publicity would affect her charity, Heart2Heart, which has raised more than $50,000 for the National Marrow Donor Program. As for her Miss Ventura County tiara? She said she gave it to a girl suffering from lymphoma and will donate the remaining proceeds to her charity. “The girl I gave it to is a true beauty,” Gushwa said, “and I pray that she wears it in good health for the rest of what I hope is a very long life.” dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgLakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Perasol praised UP’s resolve as it crawled back from a 19-5 deficit in the first quarter.“We started flat but we calmed down ourselves and it was good that we were able to bounce back and it all started with our defense,” he said.However, the Fighting Maroons almost squandered the victory as they lost hold of a 58-55 edge after a Jun Manzo layup with 24.4 ticks on the clock.Munsayac drove for a layup, followed by a steal and a fastbreak from Juju Bautista to push EAC up, 59-58 with 12.7 seconds remaining.That, however, was answered right back by Dario on the other end for the game-winner.ADVERTISEMENT South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Filoil: San Beda charges to 1st win with Lyceum rout For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why The Generals still had a chance to force overtime, but Francis Munsayac flubbed a jumper as the buzzer sounded.“It was a lucky shot by Diego,” said coach Bo Perasol of the shot. “I think we closed the game really bad but Diego’s shot bailed us out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingDario finished with 14 points on a 4-of-8 sniping from threes, while Paul Desiderio led the Fighting Maroons with 18 markers, four rebounds, and two assists as the Diliman crew racked their third straight win.Juan Gomez de Liaño chipped in nine points, eight boards, and three dimes in the victory. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Jerome Garcia led the Generals (1-3) with 11 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Munsayac had 11 markers, four boards, and two dimes.The Scores:UP 61 – Desiderio 18, Dario 14, Gomez de Liaño 9, Lim 6, Manzo 5, Vito 5, Quattara 4, Webb 1, Ricafort 0, Harris 0, Prado 0, Romero 0.EAC 59 – Garcia 11, Munsayac 11, Onwubere 10, Laminou 8, Guzman 6, Bautista 5, Diego 4, Pascua 2, Gonzales 2, J. Mendoza 0, I. Mendoza 0, Tampoc 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 6-19, 24-29, 41-39, 61-59. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDiego Dario banked the go-ahead three from the top of the arc to rescue University of the Philippines from the clutches of Emilio Aguinaldo College, 61-59, for its third win in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Wednesday Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The fourth-year guard took the spotlight in the frantic finish as he rose for the game-winner against the trailing defense of Sidney Onwubere with 7.7 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes MOST READ More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_img Jamaica will be the first English speaking Caribbean country to hold the position of Chairman Jamaica’s election marks a historic first for the country which currently serves as first Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council (EC) Jamaica was elected during the UNWTO’s 20th Session of the General Assembly Story Highlights Jamaica, represented by Tourism and Entertainment Minister the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has been elected Chairman of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council, for the year 2014-2015.Jamaica’s election marks a historic first for the country which currently serves as first Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council (EC) for 2013, after previously serving as second Vice-Chair.Jamaica will assume its position as Chairman in October 2014, and will preside over several important meetings including the next UNWTO General Assembly.Jamaica was elected during the UNWTO’s 20th Session of the General Assembly which was held from August 24 to 29, 2013 in Victoria Falls, at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Jamaica is one of three English speaking Caribbean countries that are members of the UNWTO, with the others being the Bahamas and Trinidad & Tobago. Jamaica will be the first English speaking Caribbean country to hold the position of Chairman.Minister McNeill and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Mrs. Jennifer Griffith, represented Jamaica at the meeting. The Minister said, “this is yet another proud moment for Jamaica, and represents a monumental achievement given the fact that we are a small island state.” He added, “this further concretizes our position as a leader in tourism on the international stage and speaks volumes of the far reaching impact Jamaica continues to have on the other nations of the world.”The island was also re-elected to serve as first Vice-Chairman of the EC for 2013-2014. The other countries rounding off the chairmanship of the UNWTO Executive Council for 2013-2014 are Indonesia – which was successful in its bid for Chairmanship and Mozambique as 2nd Vice-Chair.The UNWTO EC deliberates on policies and strategies that affect tourism worldwide before making recommendations to the General Assembly for action. As a member of the EC, Jamaica represents the interests of the Americas region.This was the largest ever General Assembly of the UNWTO with over 700 delegates representing 121 countries. There were 47 Ministers with responsibility for Tourism as well as over 200 journalists from across the globe. It was co-hosted by Zambia and Zimbabwe and the leaders of both countries; President Michael Sata and President Robert Mugabe, respectively, attended both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The event also saw Taleb Rifai being re-elected for a second term as UNWTO Secretary-General from 2014-2017.Minister McNeill returned to the island on Sunday, September 1, 2013.last_img read more