Criminal Law Section sets priorities

first_img Criminal Law Section sets priorities Criminal Law Section sets priorities July 15, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img Pushing to end errors in closing arguments and helping the legislature sort through the intricacies of financing the trial courts will be top priorities for the Criminal Law Section in the coming year.Outgoing chair Judge Dedee Costello said the section last year got a good start on its efforts to have courses around the state for public defenders, prosecutors, and others on avoiding errors in closing arguments that lead to reversals on appeals and new trials.After initial seminars in Miami and Orlando, the section, in conjunction with Bar Board of Governors member Hank Coxe, is working on another one for early August in Jacksonville, she said. The Bar’s Center for Professionalism also is helping in the event.On Article V, Costello noted the legislature will be preoccupied in the next couple of years with complying with a 1998 constitutional amendment requiring the state to pick up from the counties significant expenses for the trial courts.Since that could have major impacts on the criminal justice system, the section is forming an advisory group including clerks, court administrators, public defenders, state attorneys, and others to evaluate proposals and give advice to lawmakers, she said.Another section project, being worked on by a committee chaired by council members and 15th Circuit Chief Deputy State Attorney Paul Zacks, will develop a questionnaire for prospective jurors in capital cases.“The goal is to give the questionnaire to jurors in capital cases to speed that process along,” she said, saving time the lawyers would have to use in asking the questions of each juror.The council is continuing to pursue a wide range of CLE courses “because things are always changing,” Costello said.Besides the council meeting, the section presented its annual Selig Goldin award to long-time 11th Circuit Public Defender Bennett Brummer at its Annual Meeting luncheon.Stetson Professor Stephen Everhart took over as section chair for the 2002-03 Bar year.last_img read more

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Twisters Boys Soccer Results

first_img#14 ranked Southwestern Shelby came to the graveyard to face #2 ranked OA.  Twsters won 4-1.‘We always talk about winning the first 5 minutes and last 5 minutes of a half if you do this you will have a real good shot at winning the game.  We came out ready and did just that getting two early goals.  We set the tone early even though we were outshot for the game we made our chances count.  I was pleased with our defense as only one ball found the back of the net. Our shape on defense is getting better every time out. Offensively we would like more shots as we thought we left a few out there that we didn’t take. We need some rain as the field is really hard. We got banged up a little. Floop went out early with a hip pointer. Rocks and Gariott also missed some time but were able to come back into the game. With this said we got some great play out of the boys that were subbed in.’  Twisters Coach Ken Getz.Stuart Lamping scored in period 1 at 35:58 on a shot off a keeper miss.  Stuart scored again in period 1 at 33:05 on a shot off a keeper save / rebound.  Lucas McFee scored in period 1 at 13:45 on a PK from a foul on Henry Kraus in the 18.  Southwestern scored in period 2 at 34:50 from a pass in the 18 and shot.  Drew Kersey scored in period 2 at 13:45 on a 24 yard shot on the keeper who was at the top of the 18.  Southwestern had 23 shots with 11 on goal, 11 fouls, 10 corners, 1 hand, 1 yellow card and their keeper had 7 saves.  This was a bit of a physical game but well played by OA.  The defense stepped up in the second half to swat away 14 of their 15 shots.OA had 12 shots with 10 on goal, 5 off sides, 16 fouls, 1 yellow card for Drew Kersey, 1 corner, 2 hand balls and Chris Hautman had 10 saves with one very nice push over the top on a rocket shot from outside the 18.OA traveled to Knightstown on a hot and humid night for a varsity match winning 4-1. We were without five starters and three subs as our seniors were on their Senior retreat.  So this was a preview of what next year’s team might look like and they didn’t disappoint us. We actually scored all 5 goals on the game.  Some miscommunication between Goalie and the defense.  The defense is instructed to clear everything unless told different. We have been stressing that communication is a key to your game. This is still something we have to get better at.‘Offensively we had a couple first time varsity goals as Max Kirschner  and Gariott Scott both scored on head balls both assisted by Lucas McFee off of a corner.  What was nice to see was all four of our goals came from an assist. Lucas had a big night with three assists and one goal so he accounted for every score we had. Ben Kraus and Matthew Hoog [Rocks] controlled the midfield as they seemed to be everywhere on the night. We took 21 players and all 21 got in the game with at least 15 minutes of playing time.’  Twisters Coach Ken Getz.Max Kirschner scored in period 1 at 30:21 assisted by Lucas McFee on a header off a corner. Gariott Scott scored in period 1 at 4:55 assisted by Lucas McFee on a shot off a corner. Lucas McFee scored in period 2 at 33:12 assisted by Mathew Hoog on a pass to the 18 and shot.  Ben Kraus scored in period 2 at 12:08 assisted by Lucas McFee on a head off a corner. Knightstown scored in period 2 at 27:55 on an OA own goal headed by Adam Huber over Chris Hautman.A lot of nice passing and teamwork, especially in the second half.  Henry Kraus was on the receiving end of a couple ‘fouls’ during the game which included a pounding near the end of the game from the keeper who may have been 3 times his size.High School Soccer was back at the graveyard after a year off refurbishing the field and Lawrenceburg was the opponent.  Lawrenceburg came in with a pre-season ranking of #3 in the state in 2A with OA #4 in the state in 1A. Both teams lived up to their billing as it was a classic back and forth game. I know the score was 0-0 but the game was action packed with scoring opportunities from both schools. Neither defense gave in despite the high pressure that was put on by both offenses on the night.‘We had to rebuild our defense from a year ago with only one returning starter from last year. So I was very pleased overall with their play anytime you can get a shutout you have to be happy. Along with a lot of new faces in the back we are running a different formation also. So still learning as a team what everybody’s responsibilities are.  We are young in two critical parts of our defense Central back and keeper.  Adam Huber Sophomore central back and Freshman Chris Hautman at keeper first varsity start for both. The future is bright with these two.  Ben Abrams came in and gave us great minutes at defensive back.  Yes Ben is a senior but again a youngster in the back line. Ben has only played on the offensive side of the field in the past. Three weeks ago we discovered Ben can play defense.  Offensively we had some chances Nate Folop had a couple good looks that he normally finishes. A couple great saves from their keeper  kept us off the board. Lucas McFee made great run late in the first half that we all wish we had back and could do over.’  Twisters Coach Ken Getz.I have been asked what our strengths will be this year I have said our depth. Last night we didn’t miss a beat when we subbed.  Coach Getz.last_img read more

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Chelsea boss pledges to find strategy to upset Barcelona

first_imgRoberto Di Matteo insists Chelsea are capable of overcoming Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Champions League.Barca will be strong favourites to reach the final – partly because of the Blues’ struggle to overcome 10-man Benfica in Wednesday’s second leg at Stamford Bridge.But interim boss Di Matteo believes his team can cause the Catalan giants problems, both by stifling them and having attacking intent of their own.AdChoices广告Lampard netted a crucial penalty in the 2-1 win against Benfica.“I think it will be a combination [of the two],” he explained.“We will find a strategy that will suit our players and a team to face Barcelona.“They obviously have some individual players that are a big threat and very dangerous, but we also have to play our game and play to our strengths.“It will be exciting to play two games against probably one of the best teams in the world.”The Italian admitted that Chelsea were not at their best against Benfica, who caused them problems even after the first-half sending-off of Maxi Pereira“We didn’t keep possession with the extra man as much as we would have liked,” Di Matteo said.“Our team wasn’t as sparkling as we would have hoped – maybe a little tired in stages.“But we are pleased we won the game and over the two legs I believe we deserve to go through.”See also: Chelsea stumble past Benfica to secure semi-final clash with Barca Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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After Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy suffers violent collision, MLB catchers and All-Stars react

first_imgCLEVELAND — When Jake Marisnick violently collided with Jonathan Lucroy, it was felt by catchers all over the majors.As the players gathered for the All-Star Game on Monday, there was much discussion about what had happened to the Angels catcher during Sunday’s final game before the break.“There’s definitely a brotherhood behind the plate,” Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto said. “It’s hard to see that. We’ve all been in situations like that where you’ve gotten hit or just missed getting hit. It’s scary.”Lucroy remained in Houston on Sunday night to be evaluated. He was diagnosed with a concussion and a fractured nose. After the swelling has subsided after the All-Star break, he will see a specialist further assess his condition. PreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Jonathan Lucroy, center, is carted off the field after colliding with Houston Astros’ Jake Marisnick at home plate during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Jake Marisnick, right, collides Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) while trying to score during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Houston. Marisnick was called out under the home plate collision rule. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Jake Marisnick, right, collides Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) while trying to score during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Houston. Marisnick was called out under the home plate collision rule. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsHouston Astros’ Jake Marisnick, right, collides Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) while trying to score during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Houston. Marisnick was called out under the home plate collision rule. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Jake Marisnick, (6) collides Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) while trying to score during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Houston. Marisnick was called out under the home plate collision rule. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Jake Marisnick, left, checks on Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy after they collided at home plate during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Houston. Marisnick was called out under the home plate collision rule. Lucroy was carted off the field. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Jonathan Lucroy, center, is helped by medical personnel after colliding with Houston Astros’ Jake Marisnick during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Jonathan Lucroy is helped by medical personnel after colliding with Houston Astros’ Jake Marisnick during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Jonathan Lucroy, center, is carted off the field after colliding with Houston Astros’ Jake Marisnick at home plate during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Jake Marisnick, right, collides Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) while trying to score during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Houston. Marisnick was called out under the home plate collision rule. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)NextShow Caption1 of 8Houston Astros’ Jake Marisnick, right, collides Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) while trying to score during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Houston. Marisnick was called out under the home plate collision rule. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Expand“My prayers go out to him,” Milwaukee Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal said. “I had him in my prayers last night after I saw it.”To Angels manager Brad Ausmus, it was not merely an unfortunate play, though. A former catcher, Ausmus said Major League Baseball should consider suspending Marisnick for the hit on Lucroy.Joe Torre, Major League Baseball’s chief baseball officer, told the Houston Chronicle on Monday that his office is “still having conversations” about discipline.At least one catcher came out strongly in favor of disciplining Marisnick. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina wrote in a profanity-laced Instagram post that baseball “need(s) to take action.” Molina’s opinion, however, was not shared by the players asked about it during the All-Star media day on Monday.“If your question is whether it’s a dirty play or not, I don’t think so,” Grandal said. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter center_img “I’ve known Jake for a long time,” Realmuto said. “He’s a great guy. I know he wasn’t trying to do any harm. It was just an unfortunate play that happens. It’s tough to watch. I’ve been there, where you’re going full speed, it happens so fast there’s no way you can avoid it.”Alex Bregman, who is obviously biased as Marisnick’s teammate, said the Astros are hoping that Lucroy will be OK.“We love competing against Lucroy,” Bregman said. “He’s a great player. We hope he recovers ASAP. In no way, shape or form did Jake try to make a dirty play. Would he ever try to make a dirty play? That’s a no. At the end of the day, there should be zero suspension.” Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Realmuto, who knows Marisnick from their days together in the Miami Marlins farm system, said he didn’t believe there was any malicious intent.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more

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