December 15, 2005 News and Notes

first_img News and Notes Joseph P. Milton of Milton, Leach, Whitman, D’Andrea, Charek & Milton in Jacksonville has been elected 2006-07 president of the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Milton has served as treasurer of the organization for the the last two years and is a longtime senior life fellow and trustee. Robert N. Solomon of New York has been appointed to the board of directors of Books for a Better Life, a charity supported by the publishing industry which raises funds for the MS Society through the recognition of books that have helped in various fields of personal growth. John Dingfelder of the Scaritt Law Group participated in a panel discussion of the Kelo v. City of New London case, regarding eminent domain, at the Stetson College of Law, Gulfport campus. Randee J. Golder of Boynton Beach presented “Too Many Documents, Too Little Time: How to Handle the Massive Document Case” at the Advanced Criminal Law Seminar held by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Philadelphia, PA. Thomas Karr of Berger Singerman in Miami spoke at Gibraltar Bank’s Probate Luncheon Series. His presentation covered a case law update. Thomas A. Dye of Carlton Fields in West Palm Beach spoke at the Broadband Tax Conference in Sarasota on “Cable and Telecommunications Tax Appeal Strategies and Audit Issues.” Christopher B. Hopkins of Cole, Scott & Kissane was a guest lecturer at the Palm Beach Governor’s Club on the topic of “Assassination of JFK: Origin of the Conspiracy Theories.” Mark S. Bentley of GrayRobinson in Tampa spoke at the Second Annual Litigating Land Use Disputes Conference in Tampa. Bentley discussed the topic of litigating the nuisance violation case: statutory nuisance and common law nuisance. Barry Nelson of Nelson & Levine was reappointed as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami Law School Graduate Program in Taxation. Additionally, Nelson presented “Asset Protection Under the 2005 Bankruptcy Act, Update on Estate Tax Repeal and Family Limited Partnerships” at the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Judge David M. Gooding of Jacksonville has received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Adoption Excellence Award in recognition of contributions in providing permanent homes through adoption for children in foster care. In 2004-05 Judge Gooding finalized 258 adoptions. Patricia E. McQueeney of Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon, and Tatum was named vice chair of the Industrial Designs Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Sidney A. Stubbs of Jones, Foster, Johnson & Stubbs was appointed Florida state chair for the American College of Trial Lawyers. John F. Lowndes of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed has been inducted into the Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame. Dr. Amy Ronner of St. Thomas University School of Law was installed as president of the Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter. Tabas, Freedman, Soloff & Miller in Miami was accepted into the International Society of Primerus Law Firms. Benjamin R. Gross of Charming Shoppes was elected to a four-year term on the Lansdale Borough Council in Lansdale, PA. Richard F. Woodford, Jr., of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Inspector General, presented “Prohibited Personnel Practices: Do’s and Don’ts for Federal Managers” at the 14th Annual Office of Government Ethics Conference in New York City. John F. Romano of Romano, Eriksen and Cronin , received the Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. David Pratt of Proskauer Rose spoke at the University of Texas School of Law 53rd Annual Taxation Conference. His topic was the “Anatomy of the Federal Gift Tax Return (Form 709), Including a Review of the GST Automatic Allocation Rules and Gift Splitting Provisions.” Additionally, Pratt spoke at a meeting of the Naples Estate Planning Council; his topic was the “Anatomy of the Federal Gift Tax Return.” Lincoln Connolly of Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier in Miami was awarded the 2005 S. Victor Tipton Award by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Janet Reno and Robert C. Josefsberg were honored by the Anti-Defamation League as this year’s recipients of the 2005 Jurisprudence Award. Jason C. Halliburton of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer was elected to the board of directors of the Florida 4-H Foundation. Lundy Langston, Barbara Bernier, and Patricia Broussard of Florida A&M University had essays published by Writ, the legal commentary section of FindLaw on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the legacy of Rosa Parks, and author Terry McMillan’s divorce. Benjamin J. LeFrancois and Maureen A. Vitucci of GrayRobinson spoke to the Association for Accounting Administration, Florida Chapter in Orlando. LeFrancois spoke on the subject of judgments and collection, while Vitucci discussed bankruptcy law issues. Brad Gould of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer was appointed to the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie County. Mark Eiglarsh presented “What Everyone Should Know About Criminal Law: Part II” to the South Florida Paralegals Association. Louis Martin of James Moore & Co. in Tallahassee has successfully completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts to earn the designation of certified valuation analyst. Robert G. Reigel, Jr., of Coffman, Coleman, Andrews & Grogan was a recipient of the Jacksonville Urban League’s Equal Opportunity Award. James W. McIlrath of GrayRobinson was selected chair of the Legislative Issues and Advocacy Committee for the Orange County School Board Foundation. Lawrence H. Kolin of Alvarez, Sambol, Winthrop & Madson in Orlando was sworn in as incoming board member of the Holocaust Memorial Resources and Education Center of Florida at their annual meeting. Robert M. Stoler of Williams, Schifino, Mangione & Steady spoke on the topic of “The Defense of Premises Liability Claims” at a seminar sponsored by the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Joshua Whitman of Jacksonville was appointed to the national board of directors of the American Board of Trial Advocates and was elected treasurer of the Florida Chapters of ABOTA. David E. Cardwell of The Cardwell Law Firm, Orlando, was a participant in the Edwin L. Crawford Lecture on Municipal Law: Eminent Domain in the Aftermath of Kelo, at the Albany Law School in Albany, NY, on November 1. Neisen Kasdin of Gunster Yoakley spoke at the annual Association of Home Construction of Puerto Rico Conference in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico. Kasdin outlined the revitalization model that helped save Miami Beach from deterioration. Elizabeth Hernandez was recipient of the Florida’s Best Attorney of the Year Award by the Florida League of Cities. Cynthia Crofoot Rignanese was re-elected president of the Winter Haven Women’s Bar Association. William P. Cox of Abel Band in Sarasota was admitted to the Colorado Bar. Frank M. Petosa of Petosa & Associates in Boca Raton was a featured speaker at a seminar sponsored by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers in Orlando. Valerie Shea of Gordon, Hargrove was named Southeast regional director of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar, in Chicago. Christy L. Hertz of Merlin & Hertz in Coral Gables was the featured speaker at a Cherish Adoptive Families of Miami monthly meeting. She addressed the topic of “Guardianship and Family Law.” Robert J. Sniffen of Sniffen Law Firm presented “The Public Records Law and the Employment Relationship” at the “Primer on Open Records Law in Florida” seminar in Tallahassee. Hector Ralph Rivera of Fowler White Burnett in Miami has been elected president of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida. Leslie Reicin Stein of Special Data Processing in Clearwater was a speaker at the Association of Corporate Counsel annual meeting in Washington. Her topic was “Hot Topics in HIPAA Privacy.” Gary Resnick of Weiss Serota Helfman participated on a panel at the Florida League of Cities Legislative Conference in Orlando addressing proposed federal and state communications and cable legislation. Martin Levin of the Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner & Proctor Law Firm was appointed to the board of advisors for Harvard University Divinity School. Ron Littlepage of Hugh Cotney, P.A., in Jacksonville was presented the 2006 Carol and Bob Grimes Environmental Award by The Civic Roundtable. 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North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren discusses Eric Dungey, close losses and kicking problems

first_imgNorth Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren spoke on the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches teleconference Wednesday ahead of the Wolf Pack’s game against Syracuse on Saturday. N.C. State (4-5, 1-4 Atlantic Coast) will head to the Carrier Dome for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff against the Orange (4-5, 2-3).Here are three things Doeren said.He’s assuming Eric Dungey will playSyracuse starting quarterback Eric Dungey was knocked out of the Orange’s 54-0 loss to then-No. 3 Clemson after a high hit left Dungey unable to lift his head at first. The quarterback needed support walking to the locker room. Dungey exited the game in the first quarter and did not return, only coming back to the sideline later in street clothes.SU head coach Dino Babers has been tight-lipped about Dungey’s status, saying only that he’s still going through testing as of Wednesday. Orange linebacker Zaire Franklin and receiver Amba Etta-Tawo said the quarterback practiced Tuesday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’re assuming he’s going to play until they say he’s not,” Doeren said. “Even if we were pretending the other two guys were gonna play, there’s not enough film to know what’s gonna be different.”Austin Wilson replaced Dungey for most of the game, throwing for 116 yards, two interceptions and no scores. Zack Mahoney, who was the only quarterback besides Dungey to appear this year prior to the game, completed 1-of-4 passes in the fourth quarter. Wilson has played in just eight games during his three-year SU playing career. Mahoney started the four games last season that Dungey missed with injury, but that was under a different system. This season, Mahoney has appeared in garbage time of games throwing just 13 passes in his seven appearances.“You just got to go in there and plan on seeing Dungey and defending all the things that he’s been able to do,” Doeren said. “If somebody else comes in, like in any game, and things change, we’ll have to make adjustments.”‘The dam’s gonna break’N.C. State’s season has been marred by close losses and blown games. The Wolfpack lost to East Carolina, No. 3 Clemson, Boston College and then-No. 19 Florida State all by one score.Most recently, the Wolfpack led Florida State for most of the game before giving up the game-winning touchdown with three minutes left. Shawn Boone dropped a sure interception the play earlier that would’ve prevented the score and given N.C. State the ball. Against Clemson, N.C. State was a 33-yard field goal away from winning the game, but Kyle Bambard missed to wide right to send the game into overtime.“None of things that happened in our games were intentions,” Doeren said. “No one intended to miss a field goal or drop an interception or line up the wrong way. It just comes down to detail.Doeren said that he’s seen his team make progress in coming closer to closing out games, though he said there are no moral victories. He added “the dam’s gonna break” in turns of the team turning the corner.“You have to understand that you’re being tested and you’ve got one of two options. You can fight harder or you can give into it and we’re choosing to fight harder. I think that’s the only thing that we can do.“We’re getting closer. There is progress. There just isn’t pleasure yet.”Connor Haskins will start at place kickerThe Wolfpack has bounced between Bambard and Connor Haskins as its starting place kicker this season. Haskins will be the one to get the nod for the SU game, Doeren said. Bambard will be the kickoff specialist.Prior to the Florida State game last week, Haskins hadn’t started since the second week of the season when he missed 44- and 42-yard field goals in the first quarter of a three-point loss to East Carolina. Bambard took over that game and has been the starter since.But Bambard has had his own struggles. He missed three field goals in the loss to Clemson, including the one that would have won the game with no time left.“After the Clemson game, I told (Bambard) I’d give him another opportunity, that I wasn’t going to just turn on him,” Doeren said, “but if he struggled again that I’d have to go back to Connor.”Bambard didn’t attempt a field goal for the two games following Clemson but then missed his only chance against Florida State last game. Haskins came in and hit both of his field goals.“I told Connor the same thing,” Doeren said. “That he’s gonna get another chance and when his opportunity came to get his helmet on and make a kick and he did that.”Syracuse is having its own kicker problem. Cole Murphy has missed seven of his last nine attempts. Head coach Dino Babers has pledged his support for Murphy, though, and said the team will stick with him as the kicker. Comments Published on November 9, 2016 at 3:10 pm Contact Jon: | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more