First Amendment seminar focuses on adult entertainment Associate EditorPromising to be packed with lively debate on the clash between free speech and community values, the first-of-its-kind CLE seminar called “Sex, Laws and Government” Adult Entertainment Law Symposium will be held February 13 at the Tampa Airport Marriott.“This is a critical time in our history for First Amendment jurisprudence that could affect First Amendment rights in our country,” said Lawrence G. Walters, chair of the First Amendment Law Committee of the Public Interest Law Section sponsoring the seminar.“It’s a fascinating time to be a First Amendment lawyer.”Currently, three cases involving the First Amendment are pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, including Attorney General John Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union, et al., 121 S.Ct. 1997 (2001), which involves attempting to apply “community standards” to adult material pervasive on the Internet.The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the Child Online Protection Act, which requires that all adult information and images be protected behind a firewall, inaccessible to minors. The ACLU is arguing that the COPA law is too broad, and that minors have the First Amendment right to learn information about such things as birth control and breast cancer.“We have viewed the concept of community standards, for decades, to evaluate erotic speech. Now, we’re losing that test. The question is: Is there any way to regulate it on the Internet? How do you define adult material and use the test of local community standards when you’re talking about the Internet?” Walters asks.What’s deemed obscene in one community may not be in another.Should Polk County’s standard, for example, be the one universally used as the community standard for the World Wide Web, Walters asks?“More and more lawyers are running up against the adult industry, which is a multi-billion-dollar industry. For some reason, Florida is a hotbed of First Amendment issues. We thought it was time for a seminar to address a host of issues.“This affects a lot of governmental lawyers, as well as constitutional law practitioners around the country, and particularly in Florida,” said Walters.“The government lawyers are trying to keep the adult entertainment out, and the constitutional practitioners are generally advocating on behalf of the establishments.. . . It’s an area of the law that is changing regularly, and a lot of the municipal and government lawyers do not have the expertise to handle the First Amendment issues because it is outside of their general realm, unless they’re confronted with this type of issue,” Walters said.“So we expect a large turnout for this seminar by both governmental lawyers who want to get up to speed on an issue they face more and more these days, as well as by individuals who are simply interested in the practice area, and it might be a fun area for people to get CLE credits. It’s a somewhat controversial area, and we’ll probably get some press on this in Florida.”Noting that this may be the first Bar seminar with “sex” in the title, Walters said, “We are living in a new age and people aren’t afraid to talk about erotica as they were 20 years ago. The bottom line is a lot of legal issues involve sexual issues. Most First Amendment law is made by erotic speech. The First Amendment is not there to protect ‘The Sound of Music,’ but controversial speech.”Walters assured the PILS Executive Council that the speakers for the event would represent a balanced look at the emotional topic.Representing the law-enforcement side will be Michael Kahn, of Melbourne, who has represented a lot of cities and counties on enacting ordinances restricting First Amendment rights while protecting community values. His talk will focus on options available to local governments for the licensing and regulation of adult uses. Topics will include the constitutionality of comprehensive adult entertainment ordinances, zoning restrictions, conduct prohibitions, alcohol regulations, and land use moratoria.Walters, of Orlando, will discuss two landmark cases now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that he says will greatly affect adult entertainment law. The potential impact of these cases on the issues of secondary effects and procedural safeguards will be analyzed and discussed.Gary Edinger, of Gainesville, who has won a number of cases recently in the area of First Amendment rights and municipal law, will provide a nuts-and-bolts overview of First Amendment law application to adult business activities, including free speech and expression protections. For example, dance cabarets and adult video stores enjoy the status of “First Amendment protected business,” according to the U.S. Supreme Court. Edinger will examine the extent of constitutional protections for adult entertainment facilities, and how such protections may affect common licensing and zoning regulations designed for mainstream business.Finally, Richard E. Fee, of Tampa, will explore strategic options, procedures, logistics, and peculiarities of litigating adult use cases in a civil forum. Fee will discuss issues relating to the choice of venue in federal or state court, causes of action, injunctions, discovery, pretrial motions, and trial preparation.The daylong seminar will end with “The Great Debate: Free Speech v. Community Values.” A panel discussion and debate will include the evolving concept of community standards, government enforcement of morality, free speech protections, and ethical considerations in handling adult entertainment cases.“Debates are fun,” Walters said. “That’s what the adversarial system is all about.”To register for the seminar, fill out the registration coupon foundon page 24 of this News, or for more information call 850/561-5831 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. First Amendment seminar focuses on adult entertainment February 1, 2002 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 28-year-old driver from Queens and two of his passengers were killed when he crashed his car on the Northern State Parkway early Saturday morning.New York State police said Raihan Islam, of Jamaica, was driving his Honda Accord eastbound when his vehicle exited the roadway and struck a tree west of exit 31 at 4:45 a.m.Pronounced dead at the scene were 61-year-old Mohamed Alam and 34-year-old Ataur Dulal, both of Jamaica.Islam and a third passenger, 36-year-old Al A. Mollah, also of Jamaica, were taken to Winthrop University Hospital where Islam was pronounced dead and Mollah was listed in critical condition.New York State Police ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-756-3300.
Dear Sirs,This way fromWe are very dissatisfied with the non-acceptance of the basic requirements that the representatives of tourist guides, in accordance with the decision of classes: 011-01 / 16-03 / 32, registration number: 529-06-17-33 of March 30, presented at numerous meetings in the Ministry of Tourism and agreed proposals for provisions. relating to the activity of tourist guides. However, after the publication of the draft Law on the provision of services in tourism, we were surprised and we cannot shake the impression that we have been cheated and deceived.We explain the same in detail and with arguments, as follows:1. Specific definition of the concept of protected localitiesIn all official letters you give instructions to the Tourist Boards in which it is emphasized:”Protected units (sites), therefore, must be determined in such a way that they are truly sites of special historical, cultural, artistic and archaeological significance for Croatia, for the presentation and interpretation of which special knowledge is required, which could not be public areas, urban squares, forests, parks. Only such tourist guides who have acquired additional knowledge, ie passed additional education, could then lead on such protected units (localities). ”What are these official instructions based on? Not on directives because they are not prescribed by them (!) We remind you of the provisions of Directive 2006/123 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market, which emphasize consumer protection and the preservation of national historical and cultural heritage fat can be considered a justifiable reason for restricting freedom. Furthermore, it is clear from the judgments such as C-154/89, EC v. France that the cases in question concerned the restriction of activities throughout the territory, and not just sites such as museums and historical monuments.In the provision from Art. 64 .st. 7 you stated that “a person who performs professional guidance in a museum, gallery, protected parts of nature, at an archeological site, etc. is not considered a tourist guide” which is completely contradictory to your instructions and you did not take into account the proposal in which we required clarification of the same cit:”The tourist guide also performs professional specialist guidance in the museum, gallery, protected parts of nature, at the archeological site and the like.”2. Professional exam programDespite the acceptance of the proposal of the examination program, which was explained and elaborated in detail by colleague Vinko Bakija and the standard EN15565, the explanation by which you justified non-compliance with the agreement is the impossibility of organizing as soon as possible, which is unacceptable for any responsible authority. Please find attached the proposed and reasoned curriculum that we were convinced had been accepted, as well as our other proposals.3. Conditions set for issuing the decision on approvalIn the provision from Art. 68 of the draft, you have completely omitted all the proposals that we have agreed on, which relate to the level of knowledge of the language. What does “sufficient measure” mean? Croatian is the official language of the European Union, and the proposal is disparaging, unjustified, but also sad given our history and the centuries-old struggle of Croats to respect our language. The specific determination in which part the candidate has passed the professional exam for a tourist guide (general or general and special part of the professional exam for tourist guides) is also omitted.4. Definition of tour guide and tour guideDespite the detailed explanation of the Directive on Services in the Internal Market 2006/123 / EC, point 102 and the use of standard EN15565, you copied the relevant provisions from the current law, so we come to the illogicality in which the tour guide (formerly: tour guide) has the same powers as the tour guide without education, by which you directly acted contrary to the provisions of 102 of this Directive and you completely ignored the proposal, which we elaborated in detail:“The tour guide is the person who manages the itinerary and oversees it on behalf of the tour operator. Ensures that the program is implemented as described in the materials (program and contract) of the tour operator exactly as agreed with the traveler. This is a person who deals with the logistics of tourist travel and the coordination of all components of the package deal. “Furthermore, we explicitly oppose the proposal which, in addition to the above, provides for the possibility of granting these powers, which in content correspond to the activities of a tourist guide and educational workers, which we consider scandalous and directly endangering many jobs.We are also critical of the terminological and nomotechnical content of the law, which does not follow gender-aware terminology that respects the fact that the majority in our profession are women. Gender equality is one of the values guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, so we consider such a terminological proposal obsolete, patriarchal and contrary to the nomotechnical trends of advanced democracies, with which our foundations tend to be linked.Again, we kindly ask you to respond to the requested information on the number of fined unlicensed guides in accordance with the applicable provisions and the Right to Access Information Act (OG 25/13, 85/15) and to consider proposals on the method of calculation for tourist guide services. also included associations as intermediaries and citizens – guides who work independently and without a legal structure and calculate their obligations.”Tourist guide associations may, in the name and on behalf of their members, as well as in their own name and on behalf of their members, mediate in the provision of tourist guide services with the obligation to issue an invoice to the user. The Minister shall prescribe by an ordinance the manner of calculating the tourist guide’s fees with the prior opinion of the Minister responsible for finance. ”It follows from all the above that we held all the numerous meetings in vain, considering that apart from the system based on the general and special part by counties, you did not take any of our proposals into account, but rewrote the previous proposal of the Act and as a result we have 3 disappointed tourist guides. deceived, but also illogical and superficially written draft law without respecting the proposals of the profession, which jeopardizes jobs, livelihoods, endangers the tax and surtax collection system, pension and health insurance funds, and the country’s reputation, the truth about recent Croatian history and cultural heritage. as a whole we consider it contrary to national interests.We emphasize that as a profession we are unique at the level of the whole of Croatia, with the strong support of colleagues from all over Europe and we will not agree to partial and contradictory solutions such as the proposed one.With respect,Members of the Working Group in the drafting of the Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism – representatives of Croatian tourist guides:Marko SjekavicaVinko BakijaKristina Nuić PrkaJasminka MiškulinAnita PenićSuzana TalijanZlata Sučić The tourism ministry has launched a public debate on the new one Law on the provision of services in tourism which lasts until July 26, and which, among other things, aims to enable practically all foreign tourist guides to lead groups throughout Croatia and in all localities, regardless of the fact that they do not know our mentality, culture, history, etc.… nor have they been trained for our localities .What seemed at first to be the beginning to respect the profession and professionalism, since before the publication of the draft Law on Service Provision, several meetings were held between the Ministry of Tourism and a working group consisting of representatives of all guides – ZDTVH and tourist guides section at HOK, it turned into fraud and betrayal, as they point out from ZDTVH, not only towards tourist guides, but also towards Croatian identity and interests. “Given that most of the members of ZDTVH were also members of the working group for the adoption of the draft law on the provision of services in tourism and despite numerous agreed items at the meetings, the final bill you presented, in the eyes of almost all members of ZDTVH fraud and betrayal.“Points out Kristina Nuić Prka, dipl.iur. from the Association of Croatian Tourist Guide SocietiesI wonder: Who cares if our history, culture, identity is misinterpreted and distorted? Unfortunately, there were cases, as ZDTVH points out, of foreign tourist guides unknowingly reporting that our bloody struggle for Croatia’s independence was in fact a civil war. This is just a drop in the ocean of problems, and it is interesting how the ministry is proposing such a law, a ministry that should protect Croatian interests.It follows from all the above that we held all numerous meetings in vain, considering that apart from the system based on the general and special part by counties, none of our MINT proposals was taken into account, but the previous draft law was rewritten, Nuić Prka points out and adds that as a result we have 3 500 disappointed tourist guides who feel cheated, but also illogical and superficially written draft law without respecting the proposals of the profession, which MINT calls into question jobs, livelihoods, endangers the tax and surtax collection system, pension and health insurance fund, and the country’s reputation, the truth about recent Croatian history and cultural heritage, which we consider to be contrary to national interests. “It states the obligation to adopt the acquis communautaire and the directive (which contain provisions that support the defense of our profession and which we have clearly presented to you) and then do not implement the European standard of education EN15565 (which is in our favor) but state the adoption of a new rulebook on protected units without squares, justifying themselves in that part with recommendations (which do not support us – although the recommendations are not binding) which is illogical and contrary to the interests of Croatian citizens who pay taxes and surcharges, but also in general national interests given all the information we presented, norms, but also sources to foreign guides who state terrible untruths that damage the reputation of our country whose independence we as a nation dreamed of for a thousand years, fought in a terrible war in which so many people survived terrible pain, sorrow and suffering and for which many died. Furthermore, outside the European norms, in the assessment of the situation you state that you will enable the citizens of Asian countries to lead around our country, although such a rule does not exist in any European country, so none of them stated a decrease in the number of guests or quality (which you state as a justification without any data). and analysis). On what basis did you adopt such an attitude and how do you justify it? The same is truly shameful and sad. ” concludes Nuić Prka.If such a proposal for the Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism passes and is passed, we can freely say that it is out of the question and that again we do not respect ourselves, our culture, history and identity. Each country preserves and nurtures its culture and history, identity, and it certainly cares about the story being told, and most of all that the story is true and credible.Join the public debate that lasts for a few more days, ie until July 26, 2017 – PUBLIC HEARING OPEN LETTER OF THE WORKING GROUP IN THE DRAFTING OF THE LAW ON THE PROVISION OF SERVICES IN TOURISM – REPRESENTATIVES OF TOURIST GUIDES TO THE MINISTER OF TOURISM G.CAPELLIU
They thought the policemen were immigration officers conducting a raid on foreigners, which prompted them to beat some of the police officers, Arsya said. He added that around 60 foreigners had assaulted the police officers together.It was later revealed that some of the foreigners there had no stay permits.Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said the police had arrested 11 foreigners, including nine from Nigeria, who were allegedly involved in the attacks. All of them were detained by immigration authorities related to stay permit issues.Despite the arrestees having been entrusted to immigration authorities, Yusri said he would pursue legal measures against the alleged attackers.“The police report has been made; the process is ongoing. For the time being, [the case] is still being studied by the immigration authorities with regard to their permits in Indonesia,” he said.Topics : The Jakarta Police have arrested 11 foreign nationals for allegedly attacking five Jakarta Police officers during a raid at an apartment building in Cengkareng, West Jakarta, on the weekend.The incident began when some 15 members of the Jakarta Police cybercrime unit led by Comr. Khaerudin raided an apartment in the Green Park View complex to arrest a suspect of online fraud. The raid caught the attention of residents of other units.“A Nigerian national was causing a fuss by shouting out that there was a raid on foreign citizens,” the head of the criminal investigation unit of the West Jakarta Police, Comr. Teuku Arsya Khadafi, said in a statement on Sunday.
Metro Sport ReporterThursday 8 Aug 2019 4:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Tierney has earned 12 caps for Scotland (Picture: Getty)Tierney is currently recovering from a double hernia operation, meaning he will miss this weekend’s clash with Newcastle.Before Tierney’s move south of the border, Celtic boss Neil Lennon predicted the left-back would return to full fitness before the end of the month.‘He’ll be fit in a week or two. He still has some abductor pain, but I think the pubic problem is starting to settle and he’s over the double hernia,’ Lennon said earlier this week.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I know there is talk of him being out for another eight weeks, but that’s nonsense. I don’t know where that’s come from.‘He’s missed the whole of pre-season, but I’d say he’s more or less a week away from getting back integrated to the training.‘Add another week or ten days on top of that before he’s ready to play.’MORE: Chelsea fan caught punching David Luiz poster on live TV ahead of Arsenal transfer move Tierney is the fifth new addition through the doors at Arsenal this summer, with Dani Ceballos (loan), Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe and William Saliba – who has been loaned back to Saint-Etienne – also arriving in recent weeks.With Nacho Monreal turning 34 next year and Sead Kolasinac unsuited to Unai Emery’s proposed flat back four, Tierney was identified as Arsenal’s first-choice target.The young full-back broke into Celtic’s first-team back in 2015 and quickly established himself as the club’s first-choice left-back, making 170 appearances across five seasons with the Bhoys. Advertisement Comment Arsenal confirm £25m signing of Kieran Tierney from Celtic Kieran Tierney has completed a £25m move from Celtic to Arsenal (Picture: Arsenal FC)Arsenal have confirmed the £25million signing of Kieran Tierney from Celtic.Tierney, 22, who was earmarked as Arsenal’s priority left-back target at the start of the summer, has signed a five-year contract at the Emirates and will wear the No.3 shirt.Celtic rejected Arsenal’s two opening bids for Tierney but a Scottish record deal was agreed for the Scotland international with just hours remaining of the transfer window.Tierney made the trip from Glasgow to London on Wednesday before completing a medical with the Gunners.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOn Tierney’s arrival, Arsenal boss Unai Emery told the club’s official website: ‘We’re delighted Kieran is joining us.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s a very talented player who will continue to improve. He increases our options defensively and I look forward to him joining our group.’Arsenal are also expected to announce David Luiz’s arrival imminently after an £8m agreement was reached with Chelsea for the 32-year-old defender.He’s here…Welcome to The Arsenal, @kierantierney1 👋🏴 #TimeForTierney pic.twitter.com/oGJQ5BIIrY— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 8, 2019 Advertisement
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 08, 2020 Expenses for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting of equipment and property or other expenses incurred to prevent the spread of communicable illnesses.Program funds must be utilized for eligible expenses initiated on or after March 6, 2020 and completed on or before December 30, 2020 to be considered as eligible for this grant program.Grant recipients should expect to receive further communication from OSFC in the coming weeks. A full list of fire companies receiving grant awards, along with the recently updated federal guidance, can be reviewed online by visiting OSFC’s website. Economy, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Office of State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) will be awarding $50 million worth of grant funding to fire, rescue, and EMS across the commonwealth to offset expenses related to COVID-19.“Our fire, rescue and EMS are the first responders often on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gov. Wolf said. “All these professionals – some working as volunteers – give selflessly to support neighbors and communities. These CARES Act grants can assist in supporting them and their ongoing efforts to keep their neighbors and communities protected and safe.”“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our office has remained open to provide the necessary resources that our fire service and EMS personnel need to fulfill a critical public safety role throughout the Commonwealth,” said Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego. “Departments have been exceptionally patient during this process, as our office has worked through changing federal guidance dictating how these dollars can be spent.”The purpose of this funding is to provide some much-needed financial assistance to first responders who have found it difficult to keep their operations running due to COVID-19. Of the $50 million in funding set aside for this new program, $44 million will be made available to fire and rescue companies and the remaining $6 million will go to EMS companies.As stated in Act 26, the money must be used for operational and equipment expenses. Eligible expenses include:Operational Expenses – such as but not limited to:UtilitiesInsuranceApparatus Repairs/FuelPersonal Protective EquipmentLost Revenues due to Pandemic Restrictions Gov Wolf: $50 Million in Grants to be Awarded to Support Fire, Rescue and EMS Companies Negatively Affected by COVID-19
Share HealthLifestyleNewsRegional WHO, partners mark World No Tobacco Day by: – May 31, 2018 (Jamaica Observer) Every year, on May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce its consumption.A release from the Heart Foundation of Jamaica said WNTD 2018 will focus on the impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people worldwide under the theme ‘Tobacco Breaks Hearts — Chose health, not tobacco’.“Tobacco use is an important risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease, and despite the known harms of tobacco to heart health and the availability of solutions to reduce related death and disease, knowledge among large sections of the public that tobacco is one of the leading causes of CVD (cardiovascular diseases) is low, the release said.CVD kill more people than any other cause of death worldwide, and tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to approximately 12 per cent of all heart disease deaths, the release continued.According to the release, the global tobacco epidemic kills more than seven million people each year, of which close to 900,000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke.“In Jamaica 23 per cent of deaths is attributable to cardiovascular disease and currently, the Ministry of Health spends $22 billion on NCDs (non-communicable diseases) of which tobacco smoking is an underlying factor,” the release said.The release said, too, that advocacy group, Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control, endorses this years’ WNTD theme and strongly advocates for the enactment of comprehensive tobacco control legislation which includes the ban on tobacco advertising promotion and sponsorship and the enforcement of current tobacco control regulations, as these will go a far way in addressing the health and economic issues which threaten the country’s national development. 18 Views no discussions Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring!
ALTA, Iowa (July 22) – Nick Deal became the sixth different winner in as many IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour events this season Wednesday at Buena Vista Raceway, on a night when Ricky Stephan nearly accomplished the impossible.Stephan had to restart at the back of the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified field after spinning before the first lap was scored. He used multiple lines to work his way through traffic and was leading when what proved to be the final caution waved with three circuits left.Deal had run near the front for most of the 25-lap feature. He capitalized on that late restart, passing Stephan for the $1,000 feature win and an early berth on the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Defending HDT champion Mike Van Genderen regained sole possession of the point lead with a third-place finish, one spot better than former co-leader Kyle Brown. Long-time leader Chris Abelson ended in fifth.Jeremy Mills led in the early going from his outside row one starting spot. Abelson rode the top side of the track to the front on lap six.Dustin Smith and Deal both had ideas about using the inside line to challenge Abelson. Smith spun and left under caution on the 18th lap; Deal was shuffled back to fourth by Van Genderen and Stephan the next time around the oval.Stephan completed his march to the front but couldn’t deny Deal following the final restart.Wednesday’s win was also Deal’s career tour first.The next Hawkeye Dirt Tour date is Aug. 11, when traveling Modifieds join the Deery Brothers Summer Series at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton.The series concludes Sept. 19 at Farley Speedway.Devin Smith held off older brother David to win the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Alta. Tim Rupp topped the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main ahead of Doug Smith.Daniel Smith took the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers and Cory Flanigan was first in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main.Feature results – 1. Nick Deal, Walnut; 2. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb.; 3. Mike Van Genderen, Newton; 4. Kyle Brown, State Center; 5. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 6. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 7. Craig Reetz, Dunlap; 8. David Brown, Kellogg; 9. Matt Fredericksen, Aurelia; 10. Alex Reetz, Dunlap; 11. Corey Bosma, Ocheyedan; 12. Brian Schmitt, Wall Lake; 13. Stacey Mills, Webb; 14. Dustin Smith, Lake City; 15. Jason Briese, Cleghorn; 16. Mike Jergens, Plover; 17. Jeff Stephens, Arion; 18. Jon Plowman, Woodbine; 19. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha; 20. Justin Sackett, Pierson.1st heat – 1. Kyle Brown; 2. Stephan; 3. Deal; 4. Fredericksen; 5. Alex Reetz; 6. Bosma; 7. David Brown. 2nd heat – 1. Jeremy Mills; 2. Abelson; 3. Ruter; 4. Stephens; 5. Briese; 6. Jergens; 7. Craig Reetz. 3rd heat – 1. Schmitt; 2. Smith; 3. Van Genderen; 4. Stacey Mills; 5. Plowman; 6. Sackett.
Car owner Ort was equally emotional. By Frank Buhrman Hanson said in victory lane that he wasn’t nervous “at the beginning” about his prospects for the win (because he was starting on the pole), but the last restart with two laps remaining changed that. “I’ve seen so many people here win and wish it could be me, but I’ve always celebrated with them, because it feels so good to see other people win and reach their dreams, and to finally get it – especially here at the Grove with Jaremi – it’s definitely emotional. It’s as good as it gets,” he said. Feature results – 1. Jaremi Hanson; 2. Ken Duke Jr.; 3. John Walp; 4. Derek Hauck; 5. Dave Brown; 6. Larry McVay; 7. Erin Statler; 8. Kassidy Kreitz; 9. Tom Carberry; 10. Austin Graby; 11. Dave Grube II; 12. Dustin Smith; 13. Landon Price; 14. Jake Frye; 15. Domenic Melair; 16. Reed Thompson; 17. Jared Zionkowski; 18. Jason Roush; 19. Donavyn Knokey; 20. Jacob McClain; 21. Devin Adams; 22. Johnny Scarborough; 23. Kirsten Hess; 24. Dustin Young; 25. Garrett Bard; 26. Ian Detweiler. “I think I’ve been coming here for almost 60 years,” he said, “because my parents brought me here when I was just a baby, and racing here since 1976, and wanted to win, just have never been able to get it done.” Like when it all happens at Williams Grove Speedway, a track where that driver has finished every position second through sixth but never won. And like when the owner wins for the first time in 44 years at the track and is in the pits on his stepson’s wedding weekend. MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Sept. 18) – Sometimes a win is more than just a win. Hanson led all the way in the 20-lap IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature, fending off early challenges from fellow front-row starter John Walp and a late charge from defending series and national champion Ken Duke Jr. With his young daughter in attendance and his long victory drought ended, Hanson summed up his feelings: Ort had come close as a driver himself and with others who had driven his car. “That last caution,” he said, “I saw the 67 (Duke) there, and I knew that, if I would have screwed up at all, he would have gone right by my there on the bottom, so a lot of pressure there.” Jaremi Hanson’s win on Friday night met all those criteria, leading to an outpouring of congratulations for him and car owner Rod Ort, also director of the Pennsylvania Sprint Series. Like when the driver wins for the first time in more than five years and has only recently became a new father. “I’m in happy land right now.” Ort also noted the significance to any driver of winning at Williams Grove. “I’m so thrilled that Jaremi finally pulled it off tonight – it’s unbelievable.” Duke finished a close second, with Walp third, Derek Hauck fourth, and Dave Brown fifth. Jaremi Hanson’s Friday night Pennsylvania Sprint Series win was his first in more than five years and the first for car owner Rod Ort at Williams Grove Speedway. (Photo by Tyler Lebo)
Columbus, IN—Law enforcement officers from Columbus and Bartholomew County are currently investigating the death of a man who found in a Columbus parking lot on Wednesday night. At approximately 11:15 pm, CPD officers responded to the parking lot at Tool Dynamics, located at 835 South Marr Road, in regards to a person injured and bleeding. The officers arrived a short time later and located an adult male who was deceased with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.Officers later located the deceased man’s vehicle, a silver-colored 1998 Honda Civic, in a parking lot in the 2700 block of State Street. Investigators are requesting that anyone who resides or owns a business in this area that has video or security cameras should contact the Columbus Police Department at 812-376-2600. Tips and information in regards to this case can be submitted to law enforcement anonymously.The victim in Wednesday night’s shooting has been identified as Leonardo Rodriguez-Flores, 37, of Columbus. The investigation into his death is ongoing. This incident is currently being investigated by the Bartholomew County Death Investigation Team. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.