January 1, 2003 Regular News Briefs Burton Award nominations sought The Bar’s Military Affairs Committee is now accepting nominations for its Clayton B. Burton Award of Excellence.The award is given annually to those who demonstrate character and leadership promoting the quality of legal services furnished to military personnel serving in Florida.The Burton Award will be presented at the Annual Military Law and Legal Assistance Symposium scheduled for Saturday, March 8 at the Ponce De Leon Hotel in St. Augustine.Nominations must be submitted by January 31 to Jennifer Wilson, Military Affairs Committee, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300. Orange County YLS awards scholarship The Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association recently awarded its annual OCBA YLS Scholarship to Herlande Moise.Originally from Haiti, Moise recently came to Florida unable to speak or understand English. Through hard work and determination, Moise graduated with honors from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando. She is currently enrolled at Valencia Community College and plans to complete her undergraduate studies at Florida State University. After college, Moise wants to attend law school.Established in 1996, the OCBA YLS’s Scholarship is a four-year award benefiting Central Florida students who overcome a personal hardship and demonstrate financial need, according to Yvette Rodriguez Brown, OCBA YLS president. Staesser joins the Bar Journal & News Daniel Staesser is the newest member of the Bar Journal & News staff, serving as assistant editor in charge of News & Notes and On the Move.He will also write stories for the Bar News and help edit articles for the Journal. Staesser, 23, is a 2001 graduate of Florida State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing. Staesser is active in his church, the Fresh Fire Worship Center, where he leads the Royal Rangers, a scouting group for boys.Before moving to Tallahassee to attend FSU, Staesser grew up in the Catskill Mountains area of New York. Previously, he worked as legal editor at the Municipal Code Corp. in Tallahassee. Orlando firm pledges cash for legal aid Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, recently pledged $6,500 in honor of Orlando attorney and immediate past Florida Bar Foundation President Darryl M. Bloodworth to sponsor a Legal Aid Advocates Fellowship.The Florida Bar Foundation fellows program gives recent graduates the opportunity to make a difference in their communities and improve the lives of low-income individuals and families in Florida through civil legal aid. The gifts will be matched with IOTA program funds to support each Legal Aid Advocates Fellow. Young lawyers help students prepare for taking the FCAT exam The Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section recently sponsored a “Day at the Beach” for more than 30 students and teachers from Palm Beach Public School.The purpose of the event was to help students prepare for the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test, or FCAT. Attorneys spent the morning teaching students about geometry and measurements by building shapes in the sand. “There’s no better feeling than knowing we made a difference in the lives of children,” said Grier Pressly a young lawyer who helped organize the event. “It is very rewarding to have the opportunity to help these students pass the FCAT.”The young lawyers provided transportation and lunch for the students and teachers as part of their year-round “Adopt a School” project. FSU’s Dixon named Best Oralist at moot court competition Second-year Florida State University College of Law student Jennifer Dixon was selected “Best Oralist” by the Florida Supreme Court in the recent Broad and Cassel Final Four Moot Court Competition.Dixon and Daniel Norris argued as respondent, while Brandon Cathey and Michael Rowan argued for petitioner, in a case that involved the custody of frozen embryos.Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead told the competitors and audience that filled Supreme Court chambers that all the finalists performed like champions.“It is very difficult to say that one of you is the best,” Chief Justice Anstead said. “Your level of preparedness was just outstanding, and that is something that we appreciate in the cases we hear.” PBCBA promotes literacy program The Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Lawyers for Literacy Committee recently participated in “Celebrate National Children’s Book Week” at South Grade Elementary School in Lake Worth.The purpose for the event was to promote literacy and the love of reading to school-aged children. The theme for the celebration was reading with heroes.“It is always so gratifying to be involved with literacy projects like this one,” said Cynthia Spall, chair for the association’s Lawyers for Literacy Committee. “The children love it. The attorneys love it. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.”Connie Burgess, media specialist said, “Our school was so fortunate to have had so many volunteers join us for the day. The children were able to meet people from all walks of life, which is very important for students who don’t normally have that opportunity.” Judgment and decrees interest rates announced The Office of the Comptroller has set the rate of interest payable on judgments and decrees for 2003 at 6 percent per annum or. 0001644 percent per day.Florida Statute §55.03(1) requires the comptroller to set the rate of interest payable on judgments and decrees on December 1 for the year beginning the following January. Last year the interest rate was 9 percent.For more information contact the Bureau of Accounting at (850) 410-9724 or call up the comptroller’s Web site at www.dbf.state.fl.us.
Michael Hoey, Paul Dunne and Peter Lawrie are the Irish players in this week’s field in Stockholm where three-time winner Lee Westwood and home favourite Henrik Stenson are the biggest names.Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy returns to action this week after his Irish Open victory at the K Club.The world number three is in the field at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.
Hazard scores brace in Belgium’s 4-1 demolition of RussiaCristiano Ronaldo was made to wait for his 100th international goal as defending champions Portugal edged past Luxembourg 2-0 to qualify for Euro 2020.Fernando Santos’ 2016 winners required victory to confirm second spot in Group B and finish three points clear of Serbia, who drew 2-2 against Ukraine.Ronaldo tapped in his 99th goal to seal victory with four minutes remaining. Bernardo Silva’s ball over the top had allowed Bruno Fernandes to fire the visitors ahead after 39 minutes.Ronaldo must wait until the next international break in March for the chance to become just the second male player to reach 100 goals for his nation.He is now just 10 behind Iran legend Ali Daei’s world-record tally of 109, after ensuring his most prolific calendar year for Portugal with 14 goals.The Juventus forward struck his ninth international hat-trick on Thursday against Lithuania to set up the opportunity to hit a century on Sunday.However, Portugal – and Ronaldo – were left largely frustrated by an organised Luxembourg side on a difficult playing surface, with Fernandes’ control and finish before half-time a brief spark of quality in a tight game.Earlier on Saturday, Eden Hazard scored twice as Belgium continued their perfect record in Euro 2020 qualifying with a thumping win over Russia.The Red Devils, who had already qualified, were three goals up by half-time through Eden Hazard’s double and a strike by his brother Thorgan.Romelu Lukaku then added a fourth before Georgi Dzhikiya netted a late consolation for the hosts.Belgium will play their final Group I qualifier at home to Cyprus on Tuesday.Russia, who had also already booked their place at the finals, were blown away in the first half following a scintillating attacking display from Roberto Martinez’s side.The away side took the lead midway through the first half when Thorgan Hazard picked up his brother’s pass, cut inside and fired into the top corner.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram