One of the attorneys for former Newton County Sheriff Ron Doerge says that the scheduling plan submitted Thursday by former prisoner Oscar Alvarez's attorney is fine with her client.
Kristen B. Roubal filed the papers, which approved an early 2006 court date for Alvarez' civil suit against Doerge and the Newton County Sheriff's Department, in U. S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. It is the most recent filing by Doerge's defense team since the former sheriff asked that his name be removed from the lawsuit and be replaced by his hand-picked successor as sheriff Kenneth Copeland.
More information about the schedule can be found in the March 10 Turner Report. Alvarez claims he was beaten by two prisoners who were allowed into his cell by a pair of guards who looked the other way.
A pretrial conference for Randy Hance has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, in Springfield, before U. S. Magistrate Judge James C. England.
Hance, a former Seneca police officer and candidate for McDonald County sheriff, is facing an April 25 trial on federal weapons charges.
The newly redesigned www.diamondwildcats.org features the agenda for the 7 p.m. Thursday R-4 Board of Education meeting. On the good side, this is the first time in a long time that the agenda has been posted more than 24 hours before the meeting.
On the other hand, the agenda gives R-4 patrons absolutely no idea of what will actually be discussed. It just lists areas such as: superintendent's report, maintenance, and high school principal's report, but no information about what any of these reports are going to contain.
Diamond school officials may be meeting the letter of the law with these agendas, but they are falling far short of the spirit.
An investor group that wants to take over Beverly Enterprises of Fort Smith, Ark., is trying a different approach, according to Arkansas Business.
Formation Capital LLC of Alpharetta, Ga., sent a letter to Beverly's investors asking them to elect six of its people to the board of directors so it can complete a $1.45 billion takeover.. The company's initial takeover bid was rejected by Beverly, with Beverly's board saying the takeover was "not in the best interest" of the company.
Beverly once owned a number of nursing homes in this area, including one in Neosho. It still has a home in Anderson.
The lawsuit filed by Hollinger International against its former CEO Conrad Black will continue, according to The Associated Press.
A federal judge in Chicago ruled today that the company could continue to try to recover money it says Black and his former deputy David Radler swindled from the company.
Hollinger at one time owned the Neosho Daily News and The Carthage Press.