Local Icon Endorses Commissioner Ruth in Seat #3 Election

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate She is an institution in Apopka. You name a board, committee, group or cause and she has probably been a part of it at one time or another. She is outspoken and knowledgeable when it comes to Apopka. Her views are well-respected and well researched. It is not surprising she has opinions on the Seat#3 and #4 City Commission elections and the current City Administration.Sam RuthJoyce Brocker today officially announced her endorsement of Commissioner Sam Ruth in the Seat#3 race against Doug Bankson and Alice Nolan.“I know him,” she said. “I know what kind of person he is and I know he loves Apopka and always has what’s best for Apopka in mind.”She also knows his opponent Bankson, but not as well.“He (Bankson) and I have had our talk. People I know like him. But he’s running against a person I know well.Brocker does not have an endorsement in Seat#4, but did offer some candid thoughts.“I sincerely believe in term limits,” she said. “Who needs to make a lifetime out of elected office? Politics is a blood sport, why would you want to be battered like that unless you are benefiting from the office?”Joyce BrockerDespite the endorsement of Commissioner Ruth, Brocker does take issue with Mayor Joe Kilsheimer on the Town Center project and on transparency.“I don’t like some things that happened under Kilsheimer,” she said. “They promised to be transparent, and I have not seen it yet.”Her criticism of the Town Center project begins with the purchase by the Mayor Land administration, and continues with Kilsheimer.“Why would you spend 17 million dollars on a property when you are dependent on decisions to be made by the FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation)?” Brocker asked. “Then he (Mayor Kilsheimer) rushed into the Town Center deal with little or no notice? It’s taking a bad decision and compounding it.” Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Jack Wing Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Well said! Sam has our votes! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply February 12, 2016 at 1:33 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img TAGSCommissioner Sam RuthJoyce BrockerMayor Joe Kilsheimer Previous articleThe Errol Shooting: First in a Five-Part SeriesNext articleApopka City Council Seat 3 Candidate Q&A – Week 6 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Favela Occupations near Rio to Require 1,500 Agents

first_img Dozens of favelas dominated by drug traffickers and paramilitary militias have been retaken by the police and the military since 2008, and the government has set up 33 Police Pacification Units (UPP) in these slums. The occupation of the 15 favelas within Complexo da Maré, near Rio’s international airport, will require an operation of 1,500 agents, the new commander of the Rio de Janeiro Military Police (PM), Colonel José Luis Castro Menezes, stated on August 8. The authorities have been planning the retake of these favelas for months, where 75,000 people live and are dominated by drug trafficking. “We are not occupying Maré at this moment. We are planning the operation that will entail some 1,500 Military Police agents. So, it is a challenge,” the new commander of the PM stated. In addition to police officers, hundreds of members of the armed forces usually take part in these operations. By Dialogo August 09, 2013 The occupation of Complexo da Maré is part of the strategy started in 2008 by government authorities in order to improve security in Rio, one of the cities that will host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. In June, nine people died during the Confederations Cup during an operation by the Military Police Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) in Maré, following the death of a division sergeant who was shot in the head in one of the favelas of the Complexo. Menezes took his position on August 6, replacing Colonel Erir Ribeiro da Costa Filho, who had been dismissed from his post the day before, after revoking the mild sanctions imposed on 450 police officers without permission from his boss.last_img read more

Thornton steals the show at Nodak

first_imgModifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa; 2. Tom Berry, Newburg; 3. Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.; 4. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa; 5. Chris Schroeder, Williston; 6. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 7. Jason Wolla, Ray; 8. Robert Hellebust, Minot; 9. Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.; 10. Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; 11. Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.; 12. Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; 13. Casey Arneson, Fargo; 14. Spencer Wilson, Minot; 15. Travis Hagen, McGregor; 16. Shawn Strand, Mandan; 17. Travis Olheiser, Dickinson; 18. Hank Berry, Sidney, Mont.; 19. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 20. Drew Christianson, Minot; 21. Travis Ulmer, Mandan; 22. Marcus Tomlinson, Turtle Lake; 23. Tanner Black, Otis, Kan.; 24. Roy Spielman, Mills, Wyo.; 25. Tyson Turnbull, Estevan, Sask.; 26. Dylan Goplen, Fargo; 27. Tracy Domagala, Bismarck; 28. Mark Dahl, Bismarck; 29. Brock Beeter, Minot. Feature Results Speckman was able to hold off Thornton as the 20RT tried to make a late race charge at the lead, dipping his nose underneath Speckman’s Sniper Speed chassis. However, Speckman’s consistency held off Thornton and the rest of them, taking the checkers in North Dakota for the first time in his seventh year of running the tour.  Thornton placed second, with Daae ending up third and Dalton Flory in fourth while Zevenbergen fell to fifth. The 2015 tour champion started outside row four alongside the winner of the opener at Jamestown, Tom Berry Jr. Stock Cars – 1. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn.; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa; 3. Austin Daae, Estevan, Sask.; 4. Dalton Flory, Williston; 5. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa; 6. Devon Gonas, Midale, Sask.; 7. Keith Mattox, Ray; 8. Scott Gartner, Jamestown; 9. Joren Boyce, Minot; 10. Mike Hagen, Williston; 11. A.J. Zimmerman, Cleveland, Minn.; 12. Michael Swallers, Minot; 13. Chase Davidson, Macoun, Sask.; 14. Aden Clark, Surrey; 15. Joe Schrodt, Coleharbor; 16. Justin Bachmeier, Williston; 17. Randy Schultz, Swift Current, Sask.; 18. Gary Goudy Sr., Stoughton, Sask.; 19. Will Scheresky, Max; 20. Jeremy Swanson, Estevan, Sask.; 21. Jace Iverson, Tioga; 22. Hunter Fears, Riverdale; 23. Chris Hortness, Estevan, Sask.; 24. Scott Yale, Minot; 25. Joe Flory, Williston. From there on out, it was smooth sailing for Thornton, even with Berry trying to keep pace with the pilot from Adel, Iowa. Schott ended up third with 2006 tour champion and 14th place starter Troy Cordes wrapping up the feature with a fourth place finish. Schroeder stayed ahead of Hunter Marriott and Jason Wolla to hold on to a top five finish.  Racing action was fierce in between the cautions. Lucas Schott challenged O’Brien for second early on. Schott and O’Brien had a handful of cars to fend off, as the likes of Thornton, Berry, Jason Wolla, Hunter Marriott and Robert Hellebust contended for top five positioning. Chris Schroeder and Iowa wheelman Justin O’Brien led the field to green. O’Brien tried to get a jump on Schroeder, but Schroeder took the field by surprise and powered his machine below O’Brien’s back into the top spot.  By Jackson Braun Speckman ran an absolutely perfect race, even with a bunch of pressure from the racers behind him. Zevenbergen and Thornton were trying to make the middle line work while Austin Daae rode the rim right behind Speckman, waiting for a mishap by the 81.  MINOT, N.D. (July 7) – Ricky Thornton Jr. may have had the worst redraw of the IMCA Modified heat race winners at Nodak Speedway, but he maneuvered his 20RT machine through the field and grabbed a cool $2,400 check in Sunday’s second installment of the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour. A starting spot in the pole position helped Speckman’s cause, but he still had to fight off the starter to his outside, five-time tour champ Elijah Zevenbergen. Sleepy Eye, Minn.’s Matt Speckman has been a faithful runner in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division on the Dakota Classic Tour since 2013. Coming into the night, his best finish was second, twice. On a restart after the halfway point in the race, Thornton got a couple good runs in the corners and made his way around Schroeder. last_img read more