COA: Man’s Actions Waived Right To Speedy Trial

first_img COA: Man’s Actions Waived Right To Speedy TrialOlviia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comAn Indiana man convicted of multiple felony drug charges lost his appeal of his lack of a speedy trial because his actions, including his failure to object to a later trial date, waived his right to such a trial, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday.In Lawrence Benton Roper v. State of Indiana, 53A04-1607-CR-1691, Lawrence Roper was charged with various drug-related felonies, as well as a charge of felony possession of a firearm by a serious violent felony and being a habitual offender. Roper, proceeding pro se, verbally requested a “fast and speedy trial” at a hearing on June 25, 2015.The parties appeared in court on Aug. 27, but the pre-trial hearing was continued to Sept. 24. At the September hearing, Roper, again proceeding pro se, requested a continuance because he had hired counsel the day before. As a result of that request, Roper signed a motion for continuance that contained a waiver of his right to a speedy trial under Criminal Rule 4.At a subsequent hearing on Nov. 19, Roper moved for another continuance of the trial, which was then reset for Feb. 22, 2016. When Roper requested a third continuance in January 2016, the trial was moved to April.At the April trial, a jury found Roper guilty of four of his six charges, and he pleaded guilty to being a habitual offender and waived his right to be sentenced within 30 days. But one month later, Roper moved to discharge his conviction, arguing the Monroe Circuit Court had failed to bring him to trial within the Criminal Rule 4(B) timeframe.The trial court denied Roper’s motion. On appeal, he argued the court had erred by doing so. But the Indiana Court of Appeals disagreed, with Judge Melissa May writing in a Friday opinion that Roper “made no effort to object or otherwise bring any violation of that speedy trial request to the court’s attention until after he was convicted in April 2016.”“He waffled about whether he was going to retain counsel at his initial hearing, at his bail review hearing, and at the hearing on August 27, 2015,” May wrote. “That August 27, 2015, hearing was mere days before the time limit would expire on Roper’s speedy trial request, and yet Roper did not object to the resetting of that hearing to date past his speedy-trial deadline.”“Furthermore, at the hearing following the expiration of the seventy-day deadline (under Criminal Rule 4(B)(1)), Roper signed a written Motion for Continuance that included a waiver of his right to a speedy trial under Criminal Rule 4,” May continued. “Roper’s conduct is inconsistent with a desire to have his case tried in a speedy manner, and acted, in conjunction with his other actions, as a waiver of his Criminal Rule 4(b) request.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Ocean City Seafood Festival Reels in Hungry Crowds

first_imgThe Ocean City Seafood Festival is a popular fall attraction. By Donald WittkowskiKim Thomas and her family were having what could best be described as a smorgasbord of seafood on Sunday.“I got everyone a little bit of everything,” Thomas said with a hearty laugh while glancing at her crowded food tray.There were clam fritters, a crab cake platter, clam chowder and lobster bisque soup for starters. Thomas noted that her husband, Pete, would probably go back for clams.And why not? When you visit the Ocean City Seafood Festival, the idea is to eat as much stuff plucked from the sea as possible – whether it’s fried, broiled, grilled, steamed or served raw.Kim and Pete Thomas are regulars at the seafood festival, making it one of the highlights of their annual weeklong fall vacation in Ocean City. They estimated they have attended it about 15 years in a row.“It’s the atmosphere,” Kim Thomas said of why her family enjoys the event so much. “We know we can get seafood on the street, but by coming here, it makes it special.”Pete and Kim Thomas, of Atco, N.J., visit the seafood festival every year, making it one of the highlights of their weeklong fall vacations in Ocean City.The Thomases, who live in Atco, N.J., were joined by about eight family members at the seafood festival Sunday. On Saturday, they were among the estimated 50,000 people who attended the Ocean City Fall Block Party, a hugely popular shopping, dining and entertainment event that unfolds on the Asbury Avenue retail corridor.Events such as the seafood festival and block party are designed to boost the local economy after Labor Day. Although the town begins to slow down after the summer tourists head home, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce sponsors a series of special events in the fall to draw the visitors back.The seafood festival, for instance, was one of the centerpieces of the city’s Indian Summer Weekend celebration, which is spread out on the Boardwalk and in the downtown shopping district along Asbury Avenue.Normally a venue for concerts, the Music Pier on the Boardwalk was transformed into a giant makeshift grill of sorts for the seafood festival. Local vendors were busy taking orders from the hungry crowds lining up at their booths in front of the Music Pier.Corey Farrell, a cook at Spadafora’s Seafood Restaurant, a well-known local eatery, said the festival helps to enhance Ocean City’s reputation as a place for fresh, high-quality seafood.“People have been coming down here for many, many years and they know what is good seafood. Much of it is word-of-mouth,” he said.Spadafora’s sold a lot of clam chowder, lobster bisque soup, shrimp salad subs, crab cake sandwiches, oysters and clams at the festival, Farrell noted.Eleanor Dalotto, left, of Jackson Township, N.J., and Lois Wright, of Old Bridge, N.J., enjoy their seafood meals and an oceanfront view at the Music Pier.Friends Lois Wright, of Old Bridge, N.J., and Eleanor Dalotto, of Jackson Township, N.J., saw a promotion for the seafood festival in a magazine and decided to give it a try as part of a day trip to Ocean City.Wright and Dalotto enjoyed oceanfront views from the outdoor balcony of the Music Pier while savoring their shrimp salad, oysters and clam chowder.Calling the seafood excellent, both women said they will consider returning next year for the festival.This year, they not only wanted to check out the festival for the first time, but there was another reason for them taking a Sunday trip to Ocean City.“She wanted to get away from all of the football,” Wright said of Dalotto.last_img read more

Mayor’s Message: April 18

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends,With the arrival of a new moon on Friday, tides are running high. With rain and wind in the forecast coming up, some street flooding is possible. The National Weather Service has not yet issued any advisories, but please stay posted for any updates and continue to monitor conditions. Organizers are expected to decide tomorrow on any potential weather delay for the Great Egg Hunt tentatively scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday on the beach between 11th Street and 14th Street. The rain date will be at 2:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Look for announcements about this decision Saturday afternoon. The forecast for Sunday looks much better.The Rev. Larry Oksten, pastor at St. Peter’s, will provide the sermon for the Community Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at the Ocean City Music Pier. All are invited to this traditional non-denominational service. The Easter Fashion Stroll will start with a performance by the Philly Keys, a dueling piano show, at noon Sunday in front of the Music Pier.Michele and I would like to wish everybody a happy Easter with family and friends. Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillianlast_img read more

Next issue: 12 August

first_imgl High-fibre, low-Gi and seeded breadsPerceived healthier products continue to drive the strongest sales growth in the bread category. Ingredients suppliers, bakers, millers and retailers tell us exactly where the best opportunities are to develop the category and attract new consumersl BB75 updateAs we pass the halfway point of 2011, we catch up with British Baker’s annual league table of bakery retailers, to find out how the biggest players in bakery food-to-go, coffee shops and sandwich chains are performinglast_img read more

Man shot at McDonald’s on South Michigan Street in South Bend

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Google+ Google+ Facebook Twitter Pinterest Previous articleMan shot on Western Avenue on Monday dies, suspect arrestedNext articleCoronavirus has impacted the hours and availability of some local businesses Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. By Jon Zimney – March 18, 2020 1 536 WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest (Photo supplied/ABC 57) South Bend Police are investigation a shooting that took place outside of McDonald’s in the 2000 block of South Michigan Street.The shooting happened just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17.The victim went into the restaurant after being shot.He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.Anybody with information is asked to contact Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or SBPD Detective Bureau 235-9263. Twitter Man shot at McDonald’s on South Michigan Street in South Bendlast_img read more

Anniversary fundraising tea party held by Brook Food

first_imgSomerset-based Brook Food celebrated £21,125 worth of donations at its charity cream tea event.The tea party took place in the company’s test bakery this month to celebrate its 25th anniversary.The equipment supplier donated £25 for every order it received of £1,000 or more to a different local charity each month.Guests included representatives from the 12 charities, including: St Margaret’s Hospice; MIND; RNLI Minehead; Exmoor Pony Centre; Musgrove NICU; UKIST; Steam Coast Trail; The Fire Fighters Charity; AT West; The Royal British Legion (Watchet); Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance; and the Taunton Association for the Homeless.“Having all our charities here to celebrate the end of our anniversary donations was lovely. To confirm the overall total raised and hear the individual stories from each of the organisations about how the money has been spent, has been interesting,” said Ann Wells, commercial director at Brook Food.Local friends of the company also attended: Glenmore Bakery provided scones, while Roadwater Village Hall organised mugs, tables and chairs. Creamery Rodda’s supplied cream.“We have supported 12 local causes who offer a huge cross-section of support to different areas of the community. This has been a really great experience for us all. Our staff have recognised that their hard work, ensuring the orders we’ve taken are fulfilled, has been a huge contribution in us being able to make these donations,” Wells added.last_img read more

Just Announced: Lou Reed Tribute Show This Saturday At Lincoln Center

first_imgThis coming Saturday, July 30th, NYC’s Lincoln Center will host “The Bells: A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed” as part of their Lincoln Center Out Of Doors Festival. The free event, named after Lou Reed‘s 1979 album The Bells, was put together by his Grammy-winning longtime producing partner and current Saturday Night Live music producer Hal Willner and Reed’s widow, artist Laurie Anderson, at the last minute, with the whole show coming together over the course of this past week. In an interview with The Guardian released today, Willner explained, “There was a blank page, six days before [the show]. It’s an exciting thing because you get these moments that you probably wouldn’t get if something was rehearsed to death. The combination with something that’s kind of made up on the spot, I find that to be really exciting…It’s going to be an amazing day. It’s a gigantic puzzle, with all the new things we’re going to add to the mix. People just hear about it and say, ‘Hey, I’m going to be in town, can I play?’ We’ll never say no to that.”Anderson agreed with Willner’s sentiment of excitement at the loosely planned nature of the event, saying, “With these one-off things, it’s just very fluid. We’ll never really rehearse it. We’ll get a bunch of people together, and a collection of songs, and try to present them. This is absolutely one of a kind.” The event will begin and end with all-star tribute collaborations. The morning show will be a rock n’ roll set featuring Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley from Sonic Youth, fronted by David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Joan As Police Woman, JG Thirlwell, Jon Spencer and the Bush Tetras. The evening set will be a presentation of Reed’s love songs, featuring Laurie Anderson, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Anohni, Garland Jeffreys, Mark Kozelek, and more surprise guests. The day will also feature Tai Chi lessons and lectures from Master Ren Guang Yi, Reed’s old teacher, afternoon film screenings, lyric readings, and a five-hour dronescape installation, shaped by the sound of Reed’s guitars and amplifiers in a feedback loop.For more information and the day’s the full schedule, click here.last_img read more

Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Welcome Phish’s Page McConnell In Miami [Videos]

first_imgOn Tuesday, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros continued their ongoing trek with a performance at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, FL. The show featured the customary Wolf Bros mix of Grateful Dead favorites, Bob Weir solo tunes, and Bob Dylan covers, in addition to one big, Phish-y surprise: A two-song sit-in by keyboardist Page McConnell.The core trio—comprised of Weir, bassist Don Was, and drummer Jay Lane—began the show with lovely renditions of “Friend of the Devil” and by Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece”. A pair of Weir solo songs came next in “Gonesville” and “Bombs Away”, followed by a cover of Daniel Lanois‘s “The Maker”. After a spirited “Althea”, the trio worked through a classic Bobby Dead pairing, “Lost Sailor” > “Saint of Circumstance”, to close set one.When the band emerged for their second set, they brought Page McConnell along with them to add some keys to the mix. McConnell’s piano helped augment the set’s first two songs, “Hell In A Bucket” and “Scarlet Begonias”. He also added some backing vocals to the latter. As the Chairman of the Boards took his bows, Weir instructed the audience to “Say, ‘Thank you, Page.’”The sit-in was a welcome surprise for fans of Phish and the Dead, as the keyboardist rarely offers his talents for guest spots outside of his immediate musical circle. Last year, he notably made guest appearances with Phish bandmate Mike Gordon in Burlington and with Vida Blue bandmate Russell Batiste in New Orleans. However, McConnell had not performed onstage with Weir since the Grateful Dead guitarist joined Phish for an extended guest appearance in Nashville back in 2016.Once McConnell made his exit, Weir, Was, and Lane dove back into the RatDog repertoire with “Odessa”, followed by Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower”, the Dead’s “Weather Report Suite”, moving Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter ballad “Standing on the Moon”, and a set-closing “Throwing Stones”. Finally, the trio returned to the stage for a sing-along “U.S. Blues” encore.Below, you can watch videos of Page McConnell’s Bob Weir and Wolf Bros sit-in in Miami Beach:Bob Weir and Wolf Bros w/ Page McConnell – “Hell In A Bucket”[Video: Gregory Marcus]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros w/ Page McConnell – “Scarlet Begonias”[Video: Fred Ramadan]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros will head to Jacksonville, FL tonight, Wednesday, March 27th, for a performance at the Florida Theater. For a full list of upcoming Wolf Bros tour dates, head to Weir’s website here.Setlist: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros | The Fillmore Miami Beach | Miami Beach, FL | 3/26/19Set One: Friend of the Devil, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Gonesville, Bombs Away, The Maker, Althea, Lost Sailor > Saint of CircumstanceSet Two: Hell In A Bucket* > Scarlet Begonias*, Odessa > All Along The Watchtower > Weather Report Suite > Standing On The Moon > Throwing StonesEncore: U.S. Blueslast_img read more

“Drive it, Test it, Crash it… Before It’s Even Built”

first_imgJaguar Land Rover has always been one of the most distinguished automotive brands on the planet. By embracing Big Data, they’re now also one of the most technologically advanced. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has dramatically accelerated its design and engineering collaboration and performance by virtue of its amazing new 3D Virtual Simulation & High Performance Computing (HPC) ecosystem. It’s a quantum-leap for JLR in the automotive industry and a distinct competitive advantage. And these transformative IT tools feature prominent roles for scale out NAS and Intel’s x86 HPC architecture.In the “good old days” of automotive development, lead designers would be lucky to get 1/100 new vehicle prototypes into production. Many great ideas died in the earliest stages, as designs were deemed “impossible” or at least impractical by the engineers. The auto prototype killer has always been cost, as it can cost up to $500 million to design, test and build a new auto product.IT has transformed all that.Next-Generation 3D Virtual Simulation, as the visualization end of an HPC ecosystem, now allows JLR’s designers and engineers to collaborate in unprecedented fashion for the automotive industry, designing, testing, and even crashing multiple prototype vehicles thousands of times before they have to actually build them. This unique new technology is enabling quantum leaps in the automotive design and engineering process, yielding four key benefits:Multiple iterations of design prototypesDramatically faster time to marketMajor cost savingsHuge reductions in environmental impact.This new Big Data-driven virtual simulation has effectively transformed JLR, with the Range Rover Evoque as its proof-of-concept. Already the winner of Motor Trend’s “2012 SUV of the Year” and over 120 other major industry awards, the Range Rover Evoque is also selling extremely well. As a result, JLR is now applying its new-found Big Data capabilities to the development of an unprecedented 40 new models and product updates.This new use of Big Data to drive innovation in auto design is the focus of the pilot episode of “At The Intersection,” which includes behind-the-scenes interviews with auto-industry luminaries such as Land Rover Lead Designer Gerry McGovern. The new series is hosted by all-time Jeopardy! Champ Ken Jennings and includes a panel discussion among Tom Roloff, COO of EMC Consulting, and David Tuhy, GM of the Intel Storage Group.For more information on how Big Data and virtual simulation are transforming the automotive industry, check out read more

Something Rotten! Will Launch National Tour

first_imgSomething Rotten! may soon bring the Renaissance to a city near you! The musical, which recently received ten Tony nominations including Best Musical, has announced that it will launch a national tour in the 2016-17 season. Casting and official dates will be announced later.Directed by Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten! features a score by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. Set in the 1590s, the show follows brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, who are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self…and all that jazz.The Broadway production opened at the St. James Theatre on April 22. Brian d’Arcy James, Christian Borle and Brad Oscar each received Tony nods for their performances. The cast also includes John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff, Kate Reinders, Brooks Ashmanskas, Peter Bartlett, Gerry Vichi and Michael James Scott. Something Rotten! View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017last_img read more