Petitions for readmission/reinstatement Petitions for readmission/reinstatement Brodie applies for Bar readmission Sidney Z. Brodie of Coral Gables has submitted an application for readmission to The Florida Bar.Brodie resigned pending disciplinary proceedings from the practice of law in Florida pursuant to an April 12, 2001, order of the Supreme Court under allegations he failed to properly disburse funds to a mortgagee.The Florida Board of Bar Examiners will conduct a public hearing on Brodie’s application for readmission. All members of the Bar are invited to write to the board regarding their knowledge of Brodie, particularly in relation to his character and fitness for readmission.Anyone wanting to be notified of the time and place of the hearing, may submit a written request to Eleanor Mitchell Hunter, Executive Director, The Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 1891 Eider Court, Tallahassee 32399-1750. Aguilera petitions for Bar readmission Antonio Miguel Aguilera of Miami has submitted an application for readmission to The Florida Bar.Aguilera resigned during disciplinary proceedings from the practice of law in pursuant to a June 6, 1996, order of the Supreme Court under allegations he failed to maintain a trust account properly. The Florida Board of Bar Examiners will conduct a public hearing on Aguilera’s application for readmission.All members are invited to write to the board regarding their knowledge of Aguilera, particularly in relation to his character and fitness for readmission.If you wish to be notified of the time and place of the hearing, submit a written request to Eleanor Mitchell Hunter, Executive Director, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 1891 Eider Court, Tallahassee 32399-1750. Jackson petitions for reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10(b), Marvin Preston Jackson of Brandon has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.The court suspended Jackson from the practice of law for three years in an October 1, 1998, order in in case numbers 92,676 and 93,671, for violating rules regarding honesty; competent representation; reasonable diligence; keeping a client reasonably informed; explaining a matter to the client; trust accounting; giving the client information to make informed decisions regarding the representation; dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation; and failure to respond in writing to The Florida Bar.Jackson, was further suspended from the practice of law for a period of one year, consecutive to the above mentioned three year suspension, by an August 24, 2000, order in case number SCOO-479, for violating rules regarding diligence; failure to keep a client reasonably informed; upon termination of representation, failure to take reasonable steps to protect a client’s interest; and failure to respond to The Florida Bar.Any person having knowledge bearing upon Jackson’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Joy Ann Demas, Assistant Staff Counsel, The Florida Bar, 5521 W. Spruce Street, Suite C-49, Tampa 33607-595 8, phone (800) 940-4759. January 15, 2006 Regular News
“If that means putting out some great times in the 100, 200 and 400m, then I know I’ve achieved the goals I want to do as an athlete.”Usain Bolt says South Africa’s Wayde Van Niekerk is really proving he’s a world star.Van Niekerk’s potential cannot be underestimated and he has been on fire this season, having run personal bests in the 100m (9.94sec) and 200m (19.84) last month, and also setting a new world best time of 30.81sec in the rarely-run 300m in Ostrava — again beating Johnson’s previous best.The South African said he had finally broken the ice with the American.“I met him at the Laureaus awards. It was nice to finally meet him. It was a bit awkward at the beginning, but obviously getting to know him and being in a comfortable environment with him really made the situation so much more relaxed.“These things happen. It’s the sport and it’s good for track and field and I think he would agree with me if I say we need this to happen to see track and field go from where it is to great heights,” he said, adding: “Yes, he did congratulate me!”Van Niekerk will not have the pleasure of racing against Bolt, who has chosen to compete in just the 100m and 4x100m relay in London, while the South African attempts an ambitious 200-400m double.“I don’t think you can’t really use the word ‘disappointed’,” he said of not getting to race against the towering Jamaican.“It’s just not my time as a competitor to compete against him, but that doesn’t mean I can’t go out there and do great things.“It’s time for us to honour Usain for what he’s done.”RELATED VIDEO.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Wayde van Niekerk has been hailed as the next poster boy for global track and field, and the softly-spoken South African admits he’s taking on board as much as he can from the outgoing Usain Bolt.Although lacking the showman’s pizzaz of Bolt, who has accrued eight Olympic and 11 world gold medals, Van Niekerk has showed his worth on the track, shattering Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old world record from lane eight when adding the Olympic 400m title to his world crown last year.Coached by ‘Auntie’ Ans Botha, aged 74, Van Niekerk remains humble and in awe of what Bolt has done for athletics.“It’s a massive honour to be able to learn and rub shoulders with a great like Usain,” the 25-year-old said ahead of the August 4-13 IAAF World Championships in London.“His impact on the sport alone has been massive and now I’m having an opportunity to build a small relationship with him as I continue my journey. It’s great to learn from these guys.“It’s definitely a good space to be in,” he said. “It’s good to see the guys supporting me as an athlete and backing the athlete that I’m becoming and also the belief I’m receiving in what I’m doing. It shows I’m moving in a positive direction as an athlete.”Bolt has consistently named the South African as his natural successor on the track, and Van Niekerk said: “All of us have a lot of respect for Usain Bolt and all of us have gained a lot of inspiration and motivation from what he’s done for track and field.“It’s a massive honour being mentioned in the light I am right now. It’s definitely an area that I need to accept, take the responsibility and obviously take the backing that I get.”– Work to reach Bolt heights –Van Nierkerk added: “As an athlete, I know I’ve got so much good to do, I’m 25 years old and I have a lot of areas to work on and finetuning to do before reaching the heights Usain reached in the 100 and 200m.“I’m going to go out there and put out a total new image to who I am and what I believe in, and my gifts and my talents.
Several agencies are searching for a man who was reportedly swept out to sea late on Saturday afternoon after being caught in a rip current at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park.According to 27-year-old Anthony Gram’s family, he saved his 11-year-old and 13-year-old stepchildren from the rip current just before disappearing.The Coast Guard adds that Gram was last seen wearing dark navy blue or black shorts. Rescue crews from the Coast Guard, Port St. Lucie Police Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission are searching the water.Anyone with information about Gram’s whereabouts is being urged to call the Coast Guard at (786) 367-7649.