by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢State of Kansas v. Rena Kliewer â€” Case No: 16 CR 56.Date of birth: 1977. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: January 5 – 22, 2016. Charges:Count 1 â€” Theft, Class A misdemeanor.Â Case description: Kliewer is accused of engaging in at least 12 transactions where she collected money from selling drinks to patrons and placing the sales proceeds in her tip jar instead of the cash register while working at the Kansas Star Casino. â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Dawnielle Pinaire â€” Case No: 16 CR 58.Date of birth: 1994. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: March 2, 2016.Charges:Count 1 â€” Possession Methamphetamine, Level 5 drug felony. Count 2 â€” Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Gallegos is accused of possessing a baggy containing methamphetamine in his pocket when he was arrested at the Kansas Star Casino. â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Callie Reilly â€” Case No: 16 CR 59.Date of birth: 1988. Address: Caldwell.Date of alleged crime: March 4, 2016.Charges:Count 1 â€” Criminal deprivation of property, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Domestic battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 3 â€” Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Reilly is accused of taking a family memberâ€™s car keys without permission and putting them in her purse then trying to leave. After fighting over the car keys, Reilly allegedly pushed the family member who was trying to take the keys because she thought she was under the influence of a drug. She then allegedly pushed, punched and scratched a second person causing her wrist to bleed.â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. David Yakubu â€” Case No: 16 CR 60.Date of birth: 1991. Address: Dallas, Texas.Date of alleged crime: March 7, 2016.Charges:Count 1 â€” Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Yakubu is accused of having a small amount of marijuana in a bag on the seat beside him and more marijuana in a jar inside a sack in the trunk of the vehicle that also contained a birthday card saying Happy 25th. â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Michael Don Webb â€” Case No: 16 CR 61.Date of birth: 1989. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: March 5, 2016.Charges:Count 1 â€” Unlawful use of driverâ€™s license, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Possession methamphetamine, Level 5 drug felony. Count 3 â€” Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Webb is accused of getting into the Kansas Star Casino using another driverâ€™s license card. When apprehended, allegedly, Webb had methamphetamine in a glass smoking pipe in his pocket. â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Clint Eric Smith â€” Case No: 16 CR 62.Date of birth: 1978. Address: Belle PlaineDate of alleged crime: Feb. 25, 2016.Charges:Count 1 â€” Domestic Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Assault, Class C misdemeanor. Case description: Smith is accused of fighting with another person. When the other person grabbed one of two cell phones off the table and was taking it to the bedroom, Smith allegedly pursued her, grabbed her, put her in a bear hug and grabbed her arm to take away the cell phone. â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Joshua Asbury â€” Case No: 16 CR 63.Date of birth: 1992. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: Oct. 23, 2015.Charges:Count 1 â€” Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Asbury is accused of stealing shoes, which he was wearing on his feet when he left Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.Â He also allegedly had a glass meth pipe, straw and razor blade on him.â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Julianna Tomlinâ€” Case No: 16 CR 64.Date of birth: 1988. Address: Argonia. Date of alleged crime: Sometime between Jan. 4 and Jan. 14, 2016.Charges:Count 1 â€” Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Criminal use of financial card, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 â€” Criminal use of financial card, Class A misdemeanor. Count 4 â€” Criminal use of financial card, Class A misdemeanor. Count 5 â€” Criminal use of financial card, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Tomlin is accused stealing a credit card from a desk drawer in an office at Raymond Frye Office in Wellington and several days later destroying the same card. She allegedly bought $22.50 in fuel at Caseyâ€™s Convenience Store; $5.92 in store merchandise at Caseyâ€™s; $24.86 in fuel at Dillonâ€™s fuel pump; and $29.86 in grocery merchandise at Wellingtonâ€™s Dillonâ€™s. â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Jack Lee Conwayâ€” Case No: 16 CR 65.Date of birth: 1987. Address: Wichita. Date of alleged crime: March 3, 2015. Charges:Count 1 â€” Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 3 â€” Disorderly Conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Case description: Conway is accused of punching fellow inmates Mark Mullins and Stewart Erwins during an argument at the Sumner County Jail. â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Amber Burdenâ€” Case No: 16 CR 66.Date of birth: 1980. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: March 8, 2016. Charges:Count 1 â€” Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 â€” Possession cocaine, Level 5 drug felony. Case description: Burden is accused of having a small quantity of marijuana in her house when a Wellington Police officer went to her house to investigate a report made at the school. She then allegedly had a glass smoking pipe in her house and the narcotic drug cocaine in her pocket when she was arrested on March 8, 2016. â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Johnny Goodâ€” Case No: 16 CR 67.Date of birth: 1976. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: March 7, 2016. Charges:Count 1 â€” Burglary of dwelling, Level 7 felony. Count 2 â€” Theft of firearm, level 9 felony. Count 3 â€” Theft, level 9 felony. Count 4 â€” Criminal damage to property, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Good is accused of entering a dwelling in Belle Plaine and stealing a Ruger American .308 Rifle with scope. He also allegedly stole 3 RCA tablets, LG G-Pad, 10.1 LTE, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Google Nexus 6P phone, TV remote, Minnie Mouse purse and other items with a total value of about $2,000. While trying to get into the home, Good and his accomplice allegedly broke the lock on the back door and pried open half the gun safe inside the house. â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. David Armand â€” Case No: 16 CR 69.Date of birth: 1990. Address: Willow Springs, Missouri.Date of alleged crime: March 10, 2016. Charges:Count 1 â€” Driving while suspended or revoked, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony.Count 3 â€” Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Armand is accused of driving a motor vehicle upon a public road in the city of Caldwell at at time when her Kansas driving privileges were revoked. He is also accused of having a glass pipe with methamphetamine in his car.
MASON CITY — A Mason City man sentenced to life in prison on a sexual abuse charge has lost an appeal of his request for post-conviction relief. 65-year-old Warren Purvis was convicted by a Cerro Gordo County jury in 2013 of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class A felony with a mandatory life in prison term, as well as willful injury and domestic abuse by strangulation after a December 2012 attack on his ex-girlfriend at her home in the 600 block of South Pierce Avenue. Purvis had filed for post-conviction relief, stating that his trial counsel was ineffective. The Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed the district court’s decision denying post-conviction relief. The Court of Appeals says Purvis failed to prove that trial counsel did not perform an essential duty or that he suffered constitutional prejudice because counsel did not obtain the services of an expert and that counsel declined to strike a juror who knew the victim.
Wooden was a man that remained true to his deepest convictions in life. Although he became famous for winning an unprecedented 10 national championships in 12 years at UCLA, the values, qualities and many life lessons he possessed and shared with those in his sphere of influence really defines his true merit. Therefore, it would be a mistake to view Mr. Wooden as merely a Hall of Fame basketball coach. Laker great Jerry West said it best; “Forget his accomplishments, he’s a great man. He was one of the greatest men I’ve ever been around in my life.” Coach John Wooden was a rare breed of a man who embodied virtuous qualities and made the world a better place because of the noble manner in which he lived his life.In 1910 Roxie Anna Wooden and Joshua Hugh Wooden celebrated the birth of a son in Hall, Ind., who they named John. He was raised in a very modest farmhouse without running water or electricity. Eventually the family farming business went bankrupt and the Wooden family was forced to pack up their meager belongings and move to Martinsville, Ind. It is important to note that the strong Christian values, discipline, responsibility and sound work ethic that John learned as a child, greatly influenced his life. His core beliefs were summarized in the seven-point creed his father gave him upon graduation from grammar school and later echoed in “The Pyramid of Success” and his quotes. TOP CONTENDER—Armon Gilliam speaks at the 1987 John Wooden Award ceremony at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Wooden is seated next to the podium. Gilliam was a finalist for the prestigious award, was won that year by Navy’s David Robinson. by Armon GilliamI had the pleasure of meeting John Wooden on a number of occasions. While being in Coach Wooden’s presence I instinctively knew that there was something very authentic, noble and virtuous about him. His countenance was dignified, his eyes were pure and flashed with intelligence, his words were gracious and his comportment was noble. Wooden started his basketball career in Martinsville. He led his team to the Indiana State championship game for three consecutive years winning in 1927. After graduating in 1928, he attended Purdue University and became an integral part of the team that won the 1932 National Championship. He was the first player ever to be named a three-time consensus All-American for the sport of basketball. After graduating in 1932 with a degree in English, Wooden spent several years playing pro basketball with the Indianapolis Kautskys.In his coaching debut, Wooden had two unsuccessful seasons as head coach of Dayton High School in Kentucky. He then returned to his home state at South Bend Central High School where he compiled a winning record of 212 wins and 31 losses in nine seasons. After a stint in the military, Wooden resumed his career at Indiana Teacher’s College, later named Indiana State University. Wooden played several roles at Indiana State. He was the head baseball coach, head men’s basketball coach and athletic director. The next stop was UCLA. He accepted the head coaching job in 1948 and immediately turned the program into a winner. In the 1948-49 season, the Bruins posted a 22-7 record and were the Pacific Coast Conference Southern Division champions. During Wooden’s tenure he gained lasting fame by winning 10 NCAA titles in 12 seasons.There are three things that capture the essence of John Wooden. The seven- point creed that his father gave him upon graduation from grammar school, “The Pyramid of Success” and his many noteworthy quotes.The following is the seven- point creed:Be true to yourself. Make each day your masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.Wooden spent nearly 14 years identifying 25 behaviors that he believed were necessary to achieve his idea of success. This journey culminated in what he called “The Pyramid of Success.” Although Wooden formulated “The Pyramid of Success” (see chart) for his players, it was later used as a model of how to succeed in business, relationships and life.Wooden made many noteworthy quotes. The following are some of my favorites taken from his book “They Call Me Coach.”1. “Nothing will work unless you do.”2. “Ability may take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”3. “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”4. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”5. “If you keep too busy learning the tricks of the trade, you may never learn the trade.”6. “You can’t live a perfect day with doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”7. “Things turn out best for those that make the best of the way things turned out.”8. “Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.We live in a world where: a me first attitude, corruption, disloyalty, slander, immorality, a poor work ethic and gossip, to name a few are commonplace. This sad reality only makes the legacy of John Wooden stand out even more. Coach Wooden was a shining light of goodness that brightened the lives of those in his sphere of influence. I bow in honor to this noble man and his legacy. Rest in peace, Coach.
The result was only the beginning of the New Zealand based team’s woes, as they endured a nightmare day in Perth.Veteran Ryan Hoffman and young forward Albert Vete both face extended stints on the sidelines after copping broken bones.Vete broke his arm in the first half of the loss, while Hoffman didn’t even get on the field.The 33-year-old’s final season at the Warriors will now be heavily shortened after he broke a metatarsal bone in his foot while stretching at the team hotel.The loss also marked their ninth straight in Perth, and after they led 16-0 in the opening 17 minutes, it was the fifth time they have given away a substantial lead in the city.”It’s pretty disappointing because I thought we did enough in certain stages of the game to come away with the result,” coach Stephen Kearney said.”We let them back into the game when we got a bit of a lead to start off with.”That left us scrambling at the end there to try and salvage a result at the back end.”The loss also left them four points out of the top eight, in 10th position.It will likely mean they will now have to win at least five of their final eight games to have any hopes of making the finals after the State of Origin rounds, given they have the bye next week.A telling equation, when considered they have only won 26.67 per cent of matches after the Origin period since the start of 2013 – the worst record of any team in the league. Photo: Photosport Warriors Simon Mannering is tackled by the Sea Eagles
DENBIGH and Gaynstead High Schools will be seeking the double when the finals of the ISSA rural and urban schoolgirls netball competition are played today at G.C. Foster College. Both teams had good wins in junior and senior semi-finals on Tuesday at the same venue. In rural junior action Denbigh had an easy 24-9 over St Thomas Technical and will meet Holmwood in the final after they stopped Manchester High 25-19. This game is set for 1:30 p.m. Denbigh’s seniors, who easily defeated Knox College 41-23, will take the court one hour later against Manchester High. Manchester advanced to today’s final after a close 39-37 win over defending champions Holmwood. Defending urban junior champions Gaynstead will face many-time champions The Queen’s School in the urban junior final at 3:30 p.m. Gaynstead easily brushed aside Norman Manley High 33-15 in Tuesday’s semi-finals while Queen’s got by Camperdown 26-17. In the senior finals at 4:30 p.m., the high-riding Excelsior will take on Gaynstead. Excelsior clipped defeated defending champions Camperdown 28-23 and Gaynstead turned back Queen’s 26-17 to move forward. Following their first double in 2003 under then coach Annette Daley, the Clarendon-based Denbigh will start favourites for two titles today following their impressive wins on Tuesday. The Dalton Hinds-coached Gaynstead will be seeking their first double success. They are undoubtedly the most improved school in local netball. Excelsior’s seniors, under new head coach Christopher Smart, have been in great form all season, losing just once to Queen’s a week go in their final game of the second round. However, they bounced back in fine style on Tuesday to eliminate defending champions Camperdown easily, and they will definitely start favourites to deny Gaynstead the double here. Action today will start at 9:30 a.m. with the third- place matches.
In this year’s Annual Address to the National Legislature, the Commander-In-Chief (C-I-C) of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf disclosed to the Nation government’s plan to nominate Liberians as Chief of Staff (COS) deputy COS, and Brigade Commander. That plan by the government came to pass on February 4, 2014; when C-I-C Sirleaf released the names of the three nominees, Colonel Daniel Dee Ziankahn, Jr. (now Brig/Gen), Colonel Eric Wamu Dennis for the AFL positions of COS and deputy COS and the Brigade Commander, Prince Charles Johnson, III respectively. Through that promotion, Johnson now becomes Lieutenant Colonel P.C. Johnson, III.The three soldiers are now at the helm of the AFL as the first Liberian officers in charge since the post-war era. General Suraj Alao Abdurrahman, the Nigerian Command Officer-In-Charge of the AFL, turned over the position to the current Commander-In-Chief on Armed Forces Day, February 11, at the Barclay Training Center (BTC) during a colorful ceremony. Prior to their nomination by the President to the Liberian Senate, the three officers had met all requirements necessary, including advanced and strategic training at various military institutions. Their deportment and discipline had been highly commended by the country’s international partners involved in restructuring of the AFL.The nominations were then made in keeping with Article 54, Section E, of the Liberian Constitution, which authorizes the President, who is also the C-I-C of the AFL, to nominate— with the consent of the Senate— appoint and commission members of the military from the rank of Lieutenant or equivalent and above.These Liberian soldiers that were promoted to those positions have amassed an impressive set of individual qualifications in addition to meeting the required benchmarks for the job.So, Who is the New Brigade Commander, Lt/Colonel Prince Charles Johnson, III ?Lt/Col. P.C. Johnson, III, is an infantry officer in the new AFL. He had previously served the AFL for eight years since enlistment into the force in September 2007. Col. Johnson was born on July 12, 1976, in Monrovia, Montserrado County. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant upon the completion of the Officer Candidate School (OCS) in 2007.Since his commissioning ceremony, Col. Johnson held several positions within the AFL. Some of the positions included: Chief of Operations, Headquarters of the AFL; deputy Chief of Operations; Chief of Logistics; and Military Assistant (MA) to the Minister of National Defense, Brownie Jeffery Samukai, Jr. He was also Assistant Brigade Operations Officer (S3), 2nd Battalion Executive Officer; Company commander and a Platoon Commander.Academic AchievementsLt/Col. Johnson holds a post graduate certificate in public sector management from the Institute for Public Administration and Management (IPAM) in 2010 from the University of Sierra Leone, Freetown; a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Accounting from the United Methodist University (UMU)-2004 in Monrovia, Liberia. Since then, Col. Johnson has had the opportunity to attend several other military courses including the United States (US) Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in Fort Leavenworth, Kansa, USA-2011/12; the Infantry Mechanized Company Commander Course (MCCC) in Shijiazaugh Hebei Province, China-2010; the Junior Staff Course (JSC) Horton Military Academy, Freetown, Sierra Leone-2010; and the Infantry Young Officer Course at the Nigeria Army School of Infantry in Jaji Kaduna, Nigeria 2008. Additionally, Col. Johnson has attended several other seminars including the United States African Center for Strategic Studies Managing Security Resources in Africa Certificate, Washington DC, USA. This was held from November 3-10, 2012, and Senior Military Leadership Seminar Certificate also in Washington DC, USA held from June 16-29, 2012. He has received several awards, some of which include the First Place Award Junior Staff Course (JSC) IMATT, Freetown, Sierra Leone; Best International Student Award-YOC, Jaji Kaduna, Nigeria; Distinguished Graduate Award-OCS, Monrovia, Liberia; and the Best Leadership Award-Advance Individual Training (AIT, Monrovia-Liberia. Brigade Commander, Lt/Col. P.C. Johnson, III, is happily married to Catarina Fabiansson; a union that is now blessed with thier sons Charlie and Leo. Johnson’s hobbies include playing soccer, traveling, and eating exotic foods at foreign restaurants. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Special Emergency Activity to Restore Children’s Hope (SEARCH) yesterday began distributing assorted medical supplies to several privately-owned clinics in and around Monrovia. SEARCH’s effort is in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC). The aim is to provide protection and livelihood assistance for urban refugees and asylum seekers as well as to put an end to the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia.These are people otherwise referred to as needy persons that mainly reside in Montserrado County.SEARCH program coordinator, Jacob M. Zahye, who presented the items to heads of the clinics yesterday on behalf of SEARCH executive director Sondah Geepea-Wilson, said the key component of the protection assistance is the provision of medical services to the persons of concern namely the refugees.SEARCH, a locally-based non-governmental organization (NGO), operates with the vision and objective to see a Liberia where the children will have opportunities for today, and hope for the future. Their mission is to create an environment for the protection and participation of children and putting first the best interest of the child. Before making the presentation, Mr. Zahye remembered how the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country rendered most of the primary and secondary health facilities non-functional, but few others remained open to the public. With that, he said, SEARCH and the UNHCR signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with five active clinics around Monrovia for urban refugees and asylum seekers to have access to their facilities.He urged the beneficiaries to use the items for their intended purposes as they were intended to enhance the capacity of the clinics to provide quality services to the refugees and residents of the host communities. “We appreciate the services you are rendering and continue to render to the patients, particularly during the peak of the outbreak in the country,” Mr. Zahye asserted. The five clinics that benefited from the SEARCH’s distribution yesterday are Mariama Z. Brown Clinic in Brewerville and the Faith Clinic on ‘Hotel Africa’ Road, outside Monrovia. Others are Peace Clinic on the Old Road, Grace D. Wallace on Duport Road, and the Islamic and Surgical Medical Clinic in Point Four. On behalf of the beneficiaries, Mariama Z. Brown Clinic Accountant, Eleanor D. Marshall, and Faith Clinic Administrator, Jatu Boakai, expressed gratitude to SEARCH and her partners for the supplies, which they described as “valuable and timely.” They promised to use the items received for the purposes intended.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Head of the Guyana Energy Authority (GEA), Dr Mahender Sharma, has called on consumers to utilise energy-efficient appliances in their homes and other facilities.In brief remarks at the end of the Regional Energy Kilo-walk organised by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Energy Programme, Dr Sharma told scores of participants to “put energy-efficient things in your homes”, as quoted by the Department of Public Information. The event was held to observe Caricom Energy Month.A section of the participants during the walk on SaturdayProgramme Manager for energy at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr Devon Gardener, has said the activity was organised to increase citizens’ awareness on the importance of sustainable energy use.The walk commenced in front of the CARICOM Secretariat at Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown and proceeded westward, before turning right onto Conversation Tree. It went along the Rupert Craig Highway to the UG road, then headed west along the Railway Embankment and concluded at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters.This exercise is one of a number of activities to observe CARICOM Energy Month, which is being observed under the theme ‘Rethinking Energy – Shaping a Resilient Community: Walk the talk’.Other activities for the month of observances include a Youth Essay Competition, Young Energy Artist Competition, Energy Personality Award, and Knowledge Webinars.Energy Month activities are being organised across the region with the aim of highlighting the role of citizens in securing their own sustainable energy future by providing information on the steps that can be taken to empower them to so do.Saturday’s event targeted a cross-section of society with the expectation of providing a platform to increase awareness on sustainable energy matters, as well as the efforts of the Caricom Energy Programme and the Guyana Energy Agency.The event was attended by officials from the various ministries, members of the diplomatic corp, members of staff, representatives from various NGOs, youth groups, and the public.
These projects either underway or about to start shortly, are all part of a ten year upgrade and repair plan to annually invest $1,700,000 in infrastructure renewal.At the WAC Bennett Dam several projects improving performance monitoring have already been completed.In addition, upgrades are scheduled for the dam’s core casings, and the concrete base of the spillway chute, with completion dates set for next year.- Advertisement -Spillway gate system upgrades for both dams are also scheduled to be competed next year.However, Hydro estimates it could be the summer of 2016, before the so-called rip-rap replacement begins and two or three years after that, before the work finished on the deteriorating portions of the large rock protecting the upstream slope of the Bennett Dam.
Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman reflects on Claudio Ranieri’s appointment as Leicester City boss and reveals the Foxes are 10/3 to finish in the top ten under the experienced Italian.He also looks at the latest Premier League title odds, and says Manchester United are looking good for major silverware this season after splashing the cash on four new signings.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast