FAWL honors Gov. Bush for his judicial selections

first_img FAWL honors Gov. Bush for his judicial selections May 1, 2002 Regular News FAWL honors Gov. Bush for his judicial selectionscenter_img Gov. Jeb Bush was recently honored by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers for his commitment to achieving fair representation of women and minorities in Florida’s judiciary, and in support of his record on judicial appointments.During his first three years in office, 40 percent of Gov. Bush’s judicial appointments were women and minorities. The Governor was presented with the FAWL President’s Award at a ceremony at the Barry University School of Law in Orlando.“I am extremely honored and humbled to receive this award,” Bush said. “Diversity has been, and will continue to be, among my top priorities in judicial appointments. The diversity of our judicial appointments is a credit to the high quality of the many women and minorities who have achieved excellence in the legal profession.”FAWL President Susan W. Fox said the association called upon Gov. Bush to appoint women and minorities to the judiciary, “particularly to the district courts of appeal, which he did.”“We are happy to recognize this contribution to the achievement of equality in the legal profession and in the courts,” Fox said.last_img read more

Florida man arrested after breaking into woman’s house and trying on baby clothes

first_imgOfficials in Pensacola, Florida have arrested a 36-year-old man who reportedly broke into a woman’s home, held her hostage, and tried on her baby’s clothes while masturbating.The incident occurred around 6 a.m. on June 2nd, however, the suspect Christopher Strickland, was arrested last week when investigators were able to match his DNA with DNA left at the crime scene.According to the report, Strickland entered the home wearing women’s clothing and then grabbed the resident and held a pillow against her face. The resident struggled with Strickland and was able to get free. That’s when Strickland put a knife against her throat and told the woman, “If you try to get away again, I will kill your baby.”Strickland then retrieved a bra and underwear from the victim’s dresser and put them on. The victim also says at some point during the ordeal, she witnessed him try on her infant’s clothing as well.The victim says Strickland also dragged her into the living room and forced her to watch porn on his phone while he masturbated in front of her.The victim told authorities that when she attempted to contact them, Strickland grabbed her, scratched her, and forced her to remain on the couch.At around 9:00 am, Strickland left the home and told the victim “Do not call the police, because if you do, I will come back and kill you, because I am always around this area.”Authorities were eventually able to track down Strickland. He is now facing several charges including aggravated assault, battery and home invasion.last_img read more

Worksafe BC continuing Encana Water Hub explosion investigation

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Worksafe BC investigators are continuing to investigate after an explosion at an Encana facility northwest of Dawson Creek on Monday.The explosion happened at around 9:00 a.m. Monday at Encana’s Montney Water Resource approximately 20 kilometres northwest of Dawson Creek near Farmington. Worksafe BC spokesperson Trish Chernecki said their preliminary survey of the scene showed that that the explosion involved a storage tank at the facility, but could not say what caused the explosion, whether it originated from the tank, or what the tank contained. Worksafe officers responded to the incident and conducted an initial response before standing down while the RCMP investigated, along with Emergency Management BC officials, and officials from Encana and the BC Oil and Gas Commission.Chernecki added that the RCMP turned the scene over to Worksafe BC investigators on Tuesday afternoon at 1:10.- Advertisement -Investigators should be submitting their preliminary report by early next week that will have more information on what possibly caused the explosion.last_img read more