Spector seeking new lawyer

first_imgHe said that San Francisco attorney Dennis Riordan, who joined the team in its last weeks, will stay on to handle legal motions but not as trial counsel. Spector did not attend Wednesday’s hearing. The 67-year-old record producer is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of actress Lana Clarkson. Clarkson, 40, died about 5 a.m. Feb. 3, 2003, from a gunshot fired in her mouth as she sat in the foyer of Spector’s Alhambra mansion. The defense contends the shot was self-inflicted, either an accident or a suicide. The prosecution contended Spector shot her. Clarkson’s mother and sister, who attended the entire trial, were present Wednesday with their lawyers. They have filed a wrongful-death civil suit against Spector. Attorney Roger Rosen, who headed the often-fractured defense team during the long trial, asked the judge to relieve him and attorney Bradley Brunon from further representing Spector. The judge agreed and said he had also been informed that New York lawyer Linda Kenney-Baden was leaving the case. LOS ANGELES – Most of Phil Spector’s defense lawyers are bowing out of his second murder trial and the legendary music producer has begun an intensive search for a new lead counsel, a remaining lawyer told the judge Wednesday. “I’m the last man standing,” said attorney Christopher Plourd, who presented scientific evidence during the trial, which ended last week in a mistrial. The jury deadlocked 10-2 with the majority favoring conviction. “Mr. Spector is actively seeking new lead counsel. He probably needs three, four or five weeks to do this. He’s interviewing one lawyer today,” said Plourd, who added that six lawyers were waiting in the wings to talk to Spector. “I don’t know if I’ll stay on the case or not,” Plourd told Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler. New York attorney Bruce Cutler, who began the trial as Spector’s lead counsel, was dismissed just before closing arguments. Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson, who formally announced that the prosecution will retry the case, urged a quick turnaround in getting started again. But the judge said he understood the need for “a reasonable amount of time” for a new defense team to prepare. He ordered Spector to appear in court Oct. 23 with his new lead lawyer and said he hoped a trial could begin in four months. But he added, “I am not setting anything in stone.” Fidler warned that Spector had better choose a lawyer with an open calendar, saying he will require the lawyer to represent that he can be ready to go to trial without undue delay. “One of the things Mr. Spector is finding is that good lawyers are busy,” Plourd said outside court. “Their calendars are full.” Rosen said it was Spector’s decision to seek new counsel. “I have fulfilled my obligations to represent Phillip and I support his decision to get new counsel. Sometimes when you have new sets of eyes and ears they see the case differently,” he said. He said he would now be able to get back to clients who have been waiting patiently for the Spector trial to end. Rosen said his advice to a new lawyer taking the case would be: “Be prepared for a long journey and don’t make any plans for the weekends.” Plourd said Spector had hopes of an acquittal from the beginning and, “We hope to do better next time.” Asked if Spector’s money was responsible for the results, Plourd said, “I don’t think money made any difference. The facts and evidence control the decision-making, not the lawyers, not the showmanship of attorneys.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Lair GC5D2D GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 21, 2012

first_imgView from new cache locationLair (GC5D2D) delivers geocachers a hard-fought smiley. The difficulty three, terrain four traditional geocache challenges geocachers physically. Adventurers experience a strenuous hike and steep climb in order to sign the log. kat0atu hid the geocache back in 2002. It’s earned more than 45 Favorite Points, with a well crafted cache page that leads to a thrilling find.kat0atu explains on the cache page, the “Cave entrance [is a] tough hike for this 50 year old.” The cache page also warns geocachers to be prepared for potential encounters with wildlife. The cache page suggests bringing ample supplies, including water and camera.Tractor near cache locationGeocachers took the advice to take pictures. There are more than 250 images uploaded to the cache page. They include pictures of the view from the cave, images of rusted tractors, and the heroics of geocachers climbing the Minnesota, USA cliffs.Cachers who found Lair write, “This is the type of cache that makes caching worthwhile. I took up this game with the hope that it would take me places that I never would find/know about otherwise, and this is one of them. Plus I always appreciate when I have to exert some physical effort in the search…SLTNLN* TFTC**.”Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you’ d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected]*SLTNLN – Signed Log Took Nothing Left Nothing*TFTC – Thanks For The CacheView from near cache locationShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedEnigma #1 – GC448A – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 8, 2012November 8, 2012In “Community”Cova Tancada – GC1ZW11 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 15, 2012November 15, 2012In “Community”Eternal Flame Falls EarthCache – GC10VMY – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – December 6, 2012December 5, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

Cavaliers win 5th straight in 28-point rout of Pistons

first_imgLATEST STORIES James scored 16 of his 18 points in the first quarter and the Cavaliers made 11 3-pointers in the first half on the way to a 116-88 rout of the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. Cleveland led 73-46 at halftime thanks to an overwhelming shooting performance, an indication that Detroit’s stay atop the Central Division might not last much longer.The Pistons still lead the Cavs by a game, but Cleveland has won five straight and scored at least 110 points in eight of its last nine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“That was 48 minutes of game planning and execution right from the beginning,” James said. “They’ve been playing extremely good basketball. They were coming off a great win (Sunday) night in Minnesota, so we knew that they were going to come out here and try to give us their best shot, and had to be ready for that.”The Cavaliers led 27-22 when James went to the bench late in the first quarter. By the time he came back in, it was 50-30. Cleveland’s reserves ended up outscoring Detroit’s 26-8 in the first half. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort The Cavs shot 62 percent from the field in the first two quarters and 11 of 17 from 3-point range. They finished the game 16 of 33 from beyond the arc.“I’m not upset at our guys. I didn’t see our guys quitting or anything like that,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. “We got a little bit shell shocked.”This had the feel of a big game before it started. Although there were still some empty seats at Little Caesars Arena, the Pistons’ new home seemed closer to full than on previous nights, and the attendance was announced as a sellout. The team played well on offense at the start. A 3-pointer by Avery Bradley put Detroit ahead 18-17.James, however, answered with two 3s and a turnaround jumper, and the Pistons weren’t able to keep up with Cleveland’s torrid shooting.“He definitely did set the tone,” Detroit’s Tobias Harris said. “Made some really tough, contested shots — 3s. Got himself going, got his team going, and then they were able to just pretty much fuel off that.”It was 36-23 after the first quarter, and the Cavs broke the game open at the start of the second. Channing Frye made back-to-back 3-pointers to make it 46-28.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — An emphatic win over a first-place opponent had LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers talking confidently again.“We haven’t had a win like that in a very long time,” James said. “That’s what happens when we don’t let up.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Harris led Detroit with 11 points. Kevin Love had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Cleveland.ANOTHER BLOWOUTThe previous matchup between these teams wasn’t much different. The Cavs beat Detroit 128-96 on March 14 in Cleveland. That was the largest margin of victory by the Cavs against the Pistons — although Clevelandnearly broke that mark Monday.A BREATHERCleveland led 101-62 after three, and the top players for both teams sat out the final period. James ended up playing only 27:17 after surpassing 40 minutes in three of his previous five games.“I played with Michael Jordan when he was 39; he played 37 minutes a night. Karl Malone was 37 and played 38 minutes a night,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “Everybody’s built different and if you’re one of the greats sometimes you’ve got to play and sometimes you get rest like tonight.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Cleveland still isn’t close to full strength. The Cavs were without Isaiah Thomas (right hip), Derrick Rose (left ankle sprain), Iman Shumpert (left knee effusion) and Tristan Thompson (left calf strain).Pistons: Jon Leuer (left ankle sprain) did not play. … Detroit’s six-game home winning streak was snapped. This was also the first time all season the Pistons lost the latter half of a back-to-back. They had been 3-0. … Andre Drummond moved into fifth place on the Pistons’ career list with 5,205 rebounds. Larry Foust had 5,200.UP NEXT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Irving’s 47 lead Celtics past Mavericks to extend streak to 16 straightcenter_img View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Cavaliers: Host the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.Pistons: At the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Ohio State Football: Ohio State’s Urban Meyer Was Back At It With The Photobombing At The NBA Finals Last Night

first_imgUrban Meyer shows excitement during the cavaliers game.Urban Meyer CavsOutside of coaching college football, photobombing is probably Urban Meyer’s best skill. He’s great at it. And the 50-year-old coach – perhaps unintentionally – was at it again last night at the Cleveland-Golden State NBA Finals game. Urban is #ALLinCLE. @OSUCoachMeyer @cavs (photo via @GavinRBlair) pic.twitter.com/A6I5kSNjev— Niraj Antani (@NirajAntani) June 10, 2015Urban Meyer, photo-bomber extraordinaire, strikes again. http://t.co/pWDCl6SI2A pic.twitter.com/4HVe0yEiXD— Ben Cohen (@bzcohen) June 10, 2015When you thought your conversation was private but you get put on blast… pic.twitter.com/EF9sWIsCxA— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 10, 2015Photobombing is getting a little dated, but when you’re a national championship-winning head coach, you can do whatever you want.last_img read more

Photos: Syracuse Will Wear Awesome “Pearl” Warm-Up Shirts Tonight

first_imgPearl Washington shirts for Syracuse.SYRACUSE, NY – DECEMBER 17: General view of the back of a Syracuse Orange warm up shirt to honor former player Pearl Washington prior to the game against the Georgetown Hoyas at the Carrier Dome on December 17, 2016 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)This week, Syracuse fans began raising money for former Orange star Pearl Washington, who is battling a brain tumor and needs significant, round-the-clock medical care. There’s also a website “Prayers for Pearl” where people can purchase shirts and donate to the cause. Tonight, Syracuse basketball is getting in on the act, and the team will be wearing special “Pearl” warm-up shirts before taking on Notre Dame. The shirts are very cool, featuring Pearl’s No. 31 and his name written in the same vintage script that appeared on the ‘Cuse jerseys in the 1980s. These are awesome. Kudos to Syracuse and our continued best wishes to Pearl.last_img read more

Tuesday Take Loaded cornerback class expected to step in immediately

OSU redshirt junior cornerback Gareon Conley (8) and OSU redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore (2) celebrate Conley’s first half interception during the Buckeyes game against the Badgers on Oct. 15. The Buckeyes won 30-23 in overtime. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State’s inexperienced secondary exceeded all expectations during the 2016 football season. All one has to do is look at the success in pass defense — in terms of interceptions, passes defended and passing yards allowed — to understand why OSU has both starting cornerbacks and its best overall player at safety projected as possible first-round picks.Dominance from cornerback Gareon Conley was seen as a possibility before the season. But the emergence of Marshon Lattimore opposite Conley was not as anticipated. Now, both are gone and the Buckeyes will have to reload.They certainly have the class to do that.OSU coach Urban Meyer snagged the top two cornerbacks in the 2017 recruiting class, according to recruiting site 247Sports, in freshmen Jeffrey Okudah and Shaun Wade who have already enrolled.To add to that, Alabama transfer and the No. 1 junior college cornerback Kendall Sheffield will also join the Buckeyes in 2017. Okudah, Wade and Sheffield are all in contention to start at cornerback next year, and all will participate in spring practice which begins March 7. Sheffield is expected to join the program that month.“When me and Jeff (Okudah) talked, we said we are going to push each other no matter who starts or who plays over each other, we are going to push each other,” Wade said on National Signing Day. “That’s really the only thing we were talking about.”The OSU secondary intercepted 21 passes and returned a school-record seven for touchdowns. Conley and Lattimore each had four interceptions while safety Malik Hooker reeled in seven, including three touchdowns. The first-year starting safety was the most athletic of the bunch and will be difficult to replace.It’s probably too much to ask of the four freshmen cornerbacks in the 2017 class — which includes four-star, early-enrollee Marcus Williamson — or the current cornerbacks, junior Denzel Ward and redshirt sophomore Damon Arnette, to duplicate the numbers that Lattimore and Conley produced. But that’s not saying that expectation isn’t there.“We’ve only been here for a month, so we haven’t gotten a chance to feel the expectations but we know what the expectations are,” Okudah said. “With the class like the one we brought in, it’s the highest expectation and that’s to win a national championship.”For beginners, Okudah, Wade and Sheffield — all of which were former five-star recruits — possess the size of Conley, Lattimore and former OSU and New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple. Standing at 6-foot or taller, each of the three already fit into that mold that has become a breeding ground for NFL cornerbacks. That being said, Conley, Lattimore and Apple all redshirted their first seasons in Columbus. It’s not unprecedented for freshman to start at OSU, but to have an opportunity to play immediately for not one, but three players at one position — a chance that often isn’t presented to even the most heralded OSU recruits — is a rarity. However, that’s an even greater tribute to the talent, confidence and maturity the newcomers have before being with the program for a full month.Meyer said that immediate assistance will come in the defensive backfield.“I see those guys (helping),” he said. “We targeted those guys from day one, and we got the three primary guys.” read more

Ohio State womens ice hockey shutout swept by No 2 Wisconsin

OSU freshman goalie Alex LaMere looks back into the net after a goal by Western Ontario Sept. 28 at the Ohio State Ice Rink. OSU tied 2-2 in OT. Credit: Melissa Prax / Lantern photographerThe Buckeyes lost to No. 2 Wisconsin, 3-0, Sunday thanks in large part to Badger redshirt-senior forward Brittany Ammerman, who scored two of the three Wisconsin goals.With 7:09 left in the first period, Badger sophomore forward Sydney McKibbon scored on a power play for the first goal of the game.Halfway through the second period, Ammerman scored to pull Wisconsin ahead, 2-0. The final goal came in the last few seconds of the third period when Ammerman scored on a power play after OSU senior defenseman Kari Schmitt was called for roughing.OSU was outshot, 47-18, by Wisconsin. Freshman goalie Kassidy Sauve played a total of 59:37 minutes and recorded 44 saves.The Badgers also beat the Buckeyes in the first game of the series Friday night. Wisconsin was victorious in a 6-0 shutout. The Badgers showed their balanced offense, having six different players record goals in the game.Recording a total of 28 shots on net in the first series of their season, the Buckeyes couldn’t get anything past Wisconsin sophomore goalie Ann-Renée Desbiens.In the eighth minute of play, Wisconsin senior forward Karley Sylvester beat the Buckeyes during a power play to put the Badgers on the board, 1-0.The Badgers scored their second goal with less than five minutes remaining in the second period. Wisconsin later scored two goals each in the second period and the third period. The final goal was an empty netter in the last seconds of the third period.Sauve had her first conference start against Wisconsin. She played for a total of 43 minutes and let up five goals. Sauve saved a total of 18 shots during this game. Red-shirt junior goalie, Stacy Danczak was put in the net in the third period, playing for a total of 16 minutes, only letting one goal passed her.The Buckeyes look to bounce back this weekend when they are scheduled to host Bemidji State in a two-game series. The first game is scheduled for Friday at 6:07 p.m. before they face-off again Saturday at 12:07 p.m. read more

Jorginho nearing his Manchester City transfer

first_imgThe transfer saga around Jorginho seems to be nearing its end as the Italian midfielder has an oral agreement with the Citizens and his agent claimed that the deal can be done the next week.The midfielder has been linked with a move since the start of the transfer window and the deal seems to be really close to being finally done as the player’s agent confirmed that the agreement is near.Jorginho’s agent spoke about his client’s situation as he said, according to Manchester Evening News:“Jorginho is now in Fortaleza with his family on vacation.”norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“In football, you need signed documents, without this, you can do little.”“We have a verbal agreement with City, now we are waiting for Napoli to find the agreement and Manchester [City] to define the deal. Everything depends on this aspect, next week could be the one.”“Before Ancelotti arrived there was already talk of a transfer of Jorginho, so the change of the technical guide was not decisive.”last_img read more

Bruce comes out fighting after humbling defeat

first_imgAston Villa manager Steve Bruce has come out fighting after his side’s disappointing defeat to Sheffield United on Saturday.The Villans suffered an embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Sheffield United in the Sky Bet Championship and the Villa manager has backed himself to get it right at Aston Villa, insisting: ‘I do know what I’m doing’.A small section of the away end chanted words to the opposite effect as Villa were battered 4-1 by Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.Bruce labelled his side’s first-half performance as ‘embarrassing’ and said, as quoted by BirminghamMail: “We were a team that was fragmented and one or two turned into a circus act.”The boss blamed himself for picking Jack Grealish, John McGinn and Jonathan Kodjia as they had been struggling with injuries in the build-up to the game.But he stopped short of making excuses and said: “Everyone wants to kick our **** and we’ve had it truly kicked today.”Steve BruceAllardyce praises Newcastle’s Steve Bruce Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Sam Allardyce believes Steve Bruce is a better fit at English Premier League side Newcastle United than he would ever have been.He came out fighting, though, and insists times will get better at Villa under his leadership.“We are Aston Villa so when you get beat badly, you have to accept the consequences,” he added.“The social media dinosaur thing will be coming out and ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’. But, look, I have been four times out of this league and got beaten last year in the play-off final.“I think that would encourage me that I do know what I am doing. We have had an awful beating and you have to accept the flak which goes with it. It is part and parcel of being at a great club like this one.”“If you get beat heavily and put in a performance then questions are going to be asked. The disappointing thing for me, is I always ask of my team, put your boots on. Not enough did today.”last_img read more