St. Joseph County police arrested a Saint Mary’s janitor Friday and charged him with nine felonies “related to the possession of child pornography and child exploitation,” according to press release from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s office. College students, faculty and staff received an email Friday afternoon from College counsel Rich Nugent notifying them of the arrest.“Building services employee Luis Morales was taken into police custody at his home yesterday for allegedly downloading and distributing child pornography from his personal computer. The St. Joseph County Police Department Cybercrimes Unit attributed the criminal activity to a single IP address on our campus. Police would later determine that Morales used the College’s wireless network during his overnight shift when he was scheduled to clean the library,” Nugent stated in the email.Nugent said the College acted promptly to identify the person responsible for the crimes. Both Nugent and the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s office stated there is no evidence that students, faculty or staff were in danger or harmed by Morales.“The charges against Morales are very troubling. Such activity is heinous and deplorable and will not be tolerated by this administration. The College suspended Morales without pay pending the outcome of our own investigation. He has also been informed that he is not to come to campus,” Nugent said.A Saint Mary’s maintenance worker was fired and arrested in April 2014 for voyeurism at the College. David Summerfield pled guilty to misdemeanor voyeurism and criminal mischief in August 2014, and he was sentenced to 30 days in prison and a 30-day probation period following his prison sentence.Tags: SMC
The show will be staged as a mystery within a mystery, with the case presented to Holmes forcing him to confront his murky past. But is the unraveling of his childhood just a dangerous diversion? Sherlock Holmes is an original tale which will offer a new and theatrical exploration of the mind of the famous detective, while remaining faithful to the mysterious world created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The characters and stories of Sherlock Holmes were first introduced in Conan Doyle’s 1887 novel A Study in Scarlet. Conan Doyle went on to feature Sherlock Holmes in three more novels (including The Hound of the Baskervilles) and in 56 short stories. The famous detective made his first appearance on Broadway in 1899. In recent years, the property has been updated into hits with modern twists, as in the Emmy- winning BBC series Sherlock starring Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, the Guy Ritchie films starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law and the hit CBS transfer Elementary starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. Broadway alums Ian McKellen and Laura Linney will headline the upcoming 2015 feature film Mr. Holmes. Sherlock Holmes is eyeing Broaday in 2017! It’s a bit early for cast, dates and theater details, but the new play will be by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel. We are naturally dreaming that current TV Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, soon to be seen in Hamlet in London, will take the title role. View Comments
Rule would waive fees for reservists February 1, 2006 Regular News Rule would waive fees for reservists The Bar Board of Governors has received a rule change that would waive annual membership fees for Bar members who serve in the military reserves and are called up for more than 30 days of active service in a year.Budget Committee Chair Mayanne Downs presented the rule at the board’s December meeting and noted it will come back for final approval in February.The rule does not apply to Bar members who are regular duty members of the military. The rule requires those seeking the exemption to apply within 15 days of the date their annual fees are due, or within 15 days of activation. They must also inform the Bar within 30 days of leaving active duty.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “Retail sales plummeted [in March] as the effects of COVID-19 shutdowns reverberate through the economy,” said NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long in a new NAFCU Macro Data Flash report. Total retail sales dropped 8.7 percent during the month, following February’s 0.4 percent fall.“The more discretionary the category, the greater the fall in sales,” Long noted. “Nonstore retailers are up 3.1 percent, which include online merchants such as Amazon, who has hired tens of thousands more workers to meet demand. It is yet to be seen how many of the small businesses and restaurants recover from the crisis, and when.“NAFCU expects worse numbers over the next several months due to more extensive shutdowns and social distancing nationwide, followed by a slow recovery,” he concluded.Year-over-year retail sales were down 5.9 percent in March; February’s year-over-year sales saw a 4.9 percent increase. Control group sales, which excludes the auto, gas, and building materials categories, were down 3.5 in March and saw a 0.2 percent drop from a year ago. continue reading »
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TEMPLE, Texas – Centex Motorsports will make the tow north pay off for the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod driver making history at Boone Speedway in September.The winner of the first-ever main event for the division, on Monday, Sept. 5, opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, earns a standard weekly race engine courtesy of the Temple, Texas, engine builder.“As soon as I saw that Southern SportMods would be running a one-day program at Boone, I wanted to throw my name in the hat,” Centex owner Carroll Estes said. “We build a lot of engines for drivers all over Texas, as well as New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Hopefully one of our customers will bring the engine back home.”“I think people will be pleasantly surprised with how many Southern SportMods are at Super Nationals,” he added, noting that veteran Sid Kiphen would compete at Boone with an engine provided by Centex.A contingency award sponsor for area tracks, including Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Centex Motorsports also pays the Southern SportMod champion $25 per lap lead, which could be worth as much as $750.Centex Motorsports has been in business in Temple for nearly a decade with a complete machine shop as well as engine dyno.More information about Centex-built engines is available by calling Terry Butler at 254 742-2700.“The addition of the Centex awards could boost the Southern SportMod champion’s winnings to close to $10,000 in cash and prizes,” pointed out IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “And in 2016 we’re not auctioning off the winner’s engine in order to take this engine home, so the Super Nationals champion will go home with two engines this year.”
Little was originally scheduled to have an operation on Thursday but he has been forced to wait. Little wrote on his Twitter page: “Out of hospital. Unfortunately need to wait until Monday for surgery because of too much swelling! Taken back by all the msgs. Thank you.” The versatile Little has scored six goals this season after netting 25 last term. Rangers are yet to discover the extent of the injury suffered by Richard Foster, who left Ibrox on crutches after suffering an ankle injury. The club website said: “He has hurt his ankle but there is a lot of swelling around it and the club’s medical staff will have to wait until that subsides before they can determine the specific nature of his injury.” Skipper Lee McCulloch also suffered a head wound but played on after getting six stitches and scored the opening goal from the spot in the 70th minute. The penalty incident saw Dunfermline defender Jordan Moore sent off following a second booking for a foul on McCulloch and referee Gary Hilland booked a further eight players, three of them from Rangers. Press Association Little was carried off on a stretcher wearing a neck brace after lengthy treatment following a clash of heads with Dunfermline full-back Alex Whittle in the first half of Rangers’ 3-1 League One victory on Wednesday night. The 24-year-old went straight to hospital and Rangers say it will be 2014 before he is expected to make a comeback. Rangers and Northern Ireland player Andy Little will undergo surgery on Monday after tests proved he had broken his right cheekbone and jaw during his club’s win over Dunfermline.
JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoBLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Seventeen consecutive wins, a perfect conference record and a No. 2 ranking all came to an end Wednesday night, as the Wisconsin men’s basketball team fell to No. 25 Indiana at a rocking Assembly Hall. UW fell for the first time on the road and had to suffer the indignity and foreign feeling of watching Indiana fans storm the court after the victory.”It’s like watching your girlfriend go out with another guy right in front of you,” junior guard Michael Flowers said. “It hurts. It hurts the heart.” In front of a boisterous sell-out crowd of 17,283, the Badgers (21-2, 7-1 Big Ten) watched a three-point lead disappear during a 16-3 second-half run by the Hoosiers (16-5, 6-2), eventually falling behind 53-43. The run was keyed by Indiana guard A.J. Ratliff, who scored 18 second-half points — finishing with 20 — on 6-of-7 shooting and drained three trifectas during the IU surge.”He stepped up, he really stepped up when they needed plays, and he got hot,” said senior forward Alando Tucker, who led the Badgers with 23 points.”We knew he could do it,” senior guard Kammron Taylor said. “He caught fire against us, and that was just unfortunate for us.”Ratliff explained afterward that he believed that his team needed a boost and he was more than ready to provide it.”I felt somebody had to step up and make plays,” Ratliff said. “I was opening up and I had all the confidence in the world.”The suddenly hot perimeter shooting — the Hoosiers hit 5-of-6 3-pointers in the second half — was set up by D.J. White dominating inside early in the second stanza, scoring all 10 of his points in the half in the first 6:31.”Coach told me right after halftime to get more aggressive,” White said. “That’s what I tried to do.”The run whipped the crimson-and-cream-clad crowd into a frenzy and forced UW head coach Bo Ryan to call a timeout. After the breather, the Badgers responded, scoring eight straight points to cut the lead back down to two at 53-51, eventually tying the game at 59 with 4:53 remaining on a Taylor three-pointer.”Our guys did a heck of a job to come back, down 10 on the road like that,” Ryan said.But Wisconsin’s shooting went cold down the stretch, making only one of their final eight shots and the Badgers were unable to capitalize on four late missed free throws by the Hoosiers. “I liked some of our looks down the stretch,” Ryan said. “We were playing from behind, that’s part of it, we haven’t had a lot of experience with (that).”UW missed its final three shots, and before the final horn finished buzzing, the court was flooded with Indiana students.”I thought this was a tremendous college basketball game,” Indiana head coach Kelvin Sampson said. “Our crowd deserves as much credit as we do. They were great tonight; I mean, they were great.”In the end, both teams credited Ratliff with changing the complexion of the game with his perimeter marksmanship.”I hate to just say that it’s just them hitting those shots in that streak,” Ryan said. “Then again, you have to remember how Indiana’s been playing here and what they’re doing now. This is going to be a tough place for other people to come into.”In the first half, Wisconsin (nine) and Indiana (seven) combined for 16 turnovers, ensuring that the pace of the game was quick as the squads raced up and down the floor trying to capitalize off the giveaways.”You can always go back to those seven turnovers on the first 12 possessions,” Ryan said.Despite 14 first-half points from Tucker, the Badgers found themselves only tied with 18 seconds remaining in the stanza. Ryan called a timeout and maybe the least likely player to hit a basket — guard Jason Bohannon — drained a jumper off a curl to give Wisconsin 28-26 lead. The lead was short lived however, and the night would end with the Badgers watching the opposing team’s fans charge onto the court to celebrate the victory.”You know, we’d rather not have that happen,” Ryan said. “But since you take it on the chin, you take what comes with it.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 18, 2014 at 12:30 am Contact Matt: email@example.com | @matt_schneidman Martin Hehir thinks people underestimate how hard it is to be a good runner.Runners don’t need to know how to swing a bat, kick a ball or catch a pass. Cross-country carries its own intricacies and rigors, though, and the senior has them down to a tee.“Every run, every little thing you do in running in terms of nutrition, in terms of how you rest, in terms of how hard you go in practice, it all kind of culminates into how your body feels on race day,” Hehir said. “It all makes a big difference.”Combine a specified diet, an unfaltering mental fortitude and attentive body management, and you have someone equipped with three qualities that define runners.But then top it off with a bubbling personality, a natural leadership instinct and an insatiable desire to never be second, and you have Hehir, a two-time individual conference champion. He’s coming off an Atlantic Coast Conference individual title, a sixth-place overall finish at the Northeast Regionals and will now look to finish among the country’s best at the Nov. 22 NCAA national championships for No. 2 Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHaving that point be a realistic goal, though, hasn’t come easily, and certainly isn’t just about “being fast.”“He’s a multi-faceted person that’s really bright,” SU head coach Chris Fox said of Hehir. “He doesn’t over-study, he doesn’t over-train, he doesn’t over-anything. A lot of that is just innate, his personality, he just has a good gift for keeping it all in perspective.”Every morning, Hehir eats granola and Greek yogurt, preferring to start his day off with sources of protein. He likes to keep it simple for lunch, he said, opting for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. For the final meal of the day, he and his housemates — other SU runners — cook ground beef, rice or chicken and are “all about” vegetables.Sometimes, he’ll make his specialty, chocolate chip pancakes. But that’s only when he feels like treating himself.“The sport of running, because it’s so fundamentally physical, it’s all about the kind of shape your body is in,” Hehir said. “It’s less so a skill sport, say like baseball or something. I mean you need to be physically fit but you also need the skills to bat and pitch and swing.“In running, it’s literally all about how well you’ve maintained your body.”Then there’s the mental component.In baseball, there’s no pacing yourself running around the bases. Football players don’t conserve their energy when running downfield. In cross-country, it’s all about strategy and not knowing how to run fast, but when to.“He doesn’t go out and try to dominate practice,” Fox said. “He gets what he needs. He’s just an even-keeled guy and I think they all feed off of that.”But his SU career didn’t start off with him setting the tone for those behind him.He was getting his “butt kicked,” he said, and felt a little bit of doubt after a couple workouts. But just a year after he second-guessed his place in Division I cross-country, Hehir won the 2012 Big East individual title in his redshirt freshman year. That’s when he said he thought he might have a shot to continue a successful career.Fox said doubting yourself is the way a great runner thinks, and that’s exactly how Hehir was wired. But now, when he’s pulling away from the field in the final leg of a race, there’s no reason for doubt.“He never really seems stressed out,” SU assistant coach Adam Smith said. “When Marty looks back and sees five or six Orange jerseys, the pressure’s gone.”The oldest of four kids, Hehir is the reason his siblings, and even his cousins run, his father, Martin, said. Still today, Hehir has a knack for leading, figuratively or literally.He challenges his teammates and holds them to high standards, and that’s not restricted to the course. Each Wednesday, the men’s and women’s cross-country teams sit down on the Manley Field House turf and Fox goes around asking runners for an interesting fact about anything in the world to challenge their creativity.If someone states a fact that seems questionable, Hehir is the first one to argue it, Smith said. That joking personality carries over to the locker room, too, where Hehir said he and the other seniors will “roll in and get rowdy to make sure everyone knows they’re there.”“When I think of Marty, I always think high energy,” fellow senior Max Straneva said. “He’s always one to bust a joke. He doesn’t have to have any nerves or anything. He knows what he can do.”Hehir said keeping everyone smiling is part of his daily job. But it was Hehir smiling ear-to-ear in a post-race interview with ESPN after being crowned the best runner in the ACC.The intense grimace, aggressive pump of his arms and vicious strides as he pulled away from the field aren’t indicative of “the nicest guy on the team” label that Smith gave Hehir, rather a culmination of the craft required to excel in a sport that is much more than what it seems on the surface.“He’s a big part of the reason the culture is what it is here,” Smith said. “He’s just kind of taken that role and just really embraced it.” Comments