Bill would give legislators control of the Bar’s budget

first_img May 1, 2001 Regular News Bill would give legislators control of the Bar’s budget In a session filled with brushfires on judicial and Florida Bar independence, another blaze flared up in a technical bill on the state budget on April 17. The bill, PCB 01-67 by the House Fiscal Responsibility Council, would place both the budgets of The Florida Bar and the Florida Board of Bar Examiners under the Florida Legislature. The council passed the bill which mostly deals with technical budget issues but several members expressed reservations and said they expect the bill to be amended before final passage by the lower chamber. Rep. Timothy Ryan, D-Dania Beach, introduced an amendment to delete the Bar and the FBBE from the bill, but then withdrew it and two other amendments as committee members worked to move the technical budget bill quickly. Steve Metz, the Bar’s outside legislative advisor, spoke against the bill. He warned it raised separation of powers questions since the Florida Constitution delegates regulation of the legal profession to the Supreme Court. House Speaker Tom Feeney, however, was quoted in a St. Petersburg Times article as endorsing the changes, saying it was wrong to treat lawyers differently from other professions regulated by the state. The proposed bill amends Chapters 216 to define both the Bar and the FBBE as state agencies whose budgets are reviewed and approved by the legislature. At Bar News deadline, no Senate companion bill had been introduced. Bill would give legislators control of the Bar’s budgetlast_img read more

Cricket great Clive Lloyd knighted in Queen’s New Year Honours List

first_imgWEST Indies cricket legend Clive Lloyd has been given a knighthood in the New Year Honours List.The 75-year-old heads a long list names from West Indies cricket to receive the award, with the likes of Sir Gary Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes and Sir Viv Richards all honoured.Although Lloyd received a CBE in 1993, the belated nature of Lloyd’s award might be explained by his hailing from Guyana, which became a republic in 1966, coincidentally the year in which Lloyd made his Test debut.While Richards plus the likes of Sir Curtly Ambrose and Sir Richie Richardson in 2014 were knighted directly by the government of Antigua, Lloyd has had to wait for his opportunity.In addition to his success with the West Indies, Lloyd played for almost two decades for Lancashire, with whom he retains a strong affiliation.The impact Lloyd had during his playing career at Old Trafford was emphasised by the county’s then captain Jack Bond, who said: “His value to Lancashire cannot be measured by ordinary standards.”Lloyd was named captain of the West Indies in 1974, three years after being awarded the prestigious title of Wisden Cricketer-of-the-Year.At the time the West Indies were far from a dominant force in world cricket, and after an embarrassing Test series defeat in Australia in 1976, Lloyd vowed: “I promise we will never get another flogging like this while I am captain.”Lloyd was true to his word as he went on to establish the West Indies as a global force, as well as returning statistics which make him one of the finest Test captains of all time.He led the West Indies in 70 Tests of which they won 36. He also led them to two World Cup wins in 1975 and 1979 and was the first West Indies player to achieve 100 international caps.After retirement, Lloyd became a respected international ICC referee and also served as both a director of the West Indies Cricket Board and briefly as its chairman of selectors. (Evening Standard; Additional reporting by the Press Association)last_img read more

Rodger Dwyer, 67, Wellington: Nov. 1, 1946 – Aug. 15, 2014

first_imgFrank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Rodger DwyerRodger Frank Dwyer, age 67, lifelong Wellington resident, died early Friday morning, August 15, 2014 at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita, KS.  He was a retired Manufacturing Manager and had worked at GEC for 34 years.Rodger was born on November 1, 1946 in Wellington, KS to Carl F. Dwyer and Betty J. (Washburn) Dwyer.  He attended school in Wellington and was a 1965 graduate of Wellington High School.  Rodger also received an Associate’ s Degree from Butler County Community College in Engineering.  He served in the United States Army with 101st Airborne Division from 1967 – 1970 and was a Viet Nam Veteran.Rodger married Brenda M. Green on June 3, 1972 at the First Christian Church in Wellington, KS.He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Beverly Griffith.Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, Brenda Dwyer of Wellington; two sons, Ryan Dwyer and his wife Lori of Olathe, KS and Christopher Dwyer of Kansas City, MO; mother, Betty Thompson of Wellington; sister, Pam Brosius of Hanford, CA; and two grandchildren, Lauryn and Dylan Dwyer of Olathe.Funeral Services will be held at the First Christian Church on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:00 A.M.  Pastor John Bliss and Pastor Don Bryant will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, August 18, 2014 from 1 to 8 p.m.Memorials have been established with the First Baptist Church Building Fund in lieu of flowers.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home. To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more


first_imgWATER is being cut off from hundreds of homes tonight in Co Donegal – after the hot weather.Donegal County Council said water restrictions are being put in place during off peak periods starting tonight the 18 June 2014 from 10.00pm to 07.00am at the Tievebrack Reservoir, until further notice.The areas affected will be from above Castlederg Road and in the following Townlands – Ballybun; Tievebrack; Belalt; Drumcannon; Meenlougher; Balligonigan; Lisnamulligan; Dungorman; Drummurphy and all surrounding areas serviced from Tievebrack Pumps and Reservoir. “These restrictions are being put in place due to the current dry spell and in order to ensure reservoir replenishment and continued water supply during peak periods,” said a council spokeswoman.“Water is a precious resource and Irish Water/ Donegal County Council would like to thank the public for their co-operation.” 48 HOURS SUNSHINE – AND COUNCIL IMPOSES WATER RESTRICTIONS! was last modified: June 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cut offRESTRICTIONSStranorlarwaterlast_img read more