Coram Man Pleads Guilty to Fatal Stabbing

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Coram man has admitted stabbing a 32-year-old man to death  nearly two years ago.Darrell Scott pleaded guilty Tuesday at Suffolk County court to first-degree manslaughter.Prosecutors said the 26-year-old man fatally stabbed Chauncey Scott, 32, also of Coram, on Aug. 27, 2011. The two men are not related.The stabbing occurred during an altercation on the corner of Baldwin Lane and Pinegrove Avenue in Gordon Heights.Scott will be sentenced by Judge Braslow Stephen on March 7.last_img read more

Cross Country Finished 14th and 15th in the Walt Disney World Classic

first_imgCross Country Finished 14th and 15th in the Walt Disney World Classic Oct. 6, 2007ORLANDO, Fla. – The West Florida Men finished 14th as a team, and the Women finished 15th as a team in the 12th Annual Walt Disney World Classic this past Saturday in Orlando. The meet was one of the largest Invitational races of the year, as 327 runners from 45 teams competed in the men’s 8k race, and 366 runners from nearly 50 women’s teams competed in the 5k event, run in muddy conditions.Coach Matt Dobson was pleased overall as he discussed the race. “The team had a great showing. The race conditions were amazing, rain all day Friday and through the night. So it was like running in a swamp for a lot of the course. What impressed me the most about the team, especially the women is that even with the tough conditions they ran pretty good times. So, I know where their conditioning level is and now it is time to fine tune as we prepare for the conference championships in less than two weeks.”Senior Diana Sitar (Las Vegas, Nev.) was the top finisher for the women in the 5k run, crossing the finish line in 39th place with a time of 19:17. Freshmen Josh McEachin (Tallahassee, Fla.) was the first finisher for the men, with an 80th place finish in 27:41 for the 8k (5 mile) event. The men ran as a strong pack, as the top six Argos finished within 50 seconds. Immediately behind McEachin, was Eric Mayes (Jr. / Pensacola, Fla.) in 84th place with a 27:47.Senior Jordan Theuerkauf (Wausau, Wisc.) placed 98th in 28:03, while teammate Nicholas Maedel (Fr. / Orange Park, Fla.) was right behind him in 99th place with a time of 28:04. Justin Gates (Jr. / Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) rounded out the scoring for the Argos with his 116th place finish in a time of 28:27. The Argos team score for the men’s race was 450, as they outscored regional rivals Florida Tech and Valdosta State. South Dakota was the team champion with 108 points, while Nicolas Kering of Chattahoochee Tech was the overall winner in 25:04.For the women, Margaret Harter (Jr. / Milton, Fla.) also finished under 20 minutes for the 5k run, as she placed 58th in 19:38. Kelli Midden (Fr. / Boca Raton, Fla.) was 108th in a time of 20:26, while Rebecca Thielemann (Sr. / Dunnellon, Fla.) finished in 130th place with a 20:40 time. Rounding out the team scoring for the women was Katherine Ragia (Jr. / Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.) in 193rd place with a time of 21:44. The women’s team score was 466, as they outscored regional rivals Valdosta State and Florida Tech. The University Tampa was the Women’s team champion, and they were lead by Laura Woznicki, who was the overall women’s winner in a time of 17:41.Also competing for the Argos in the 8k run, was Andrew Maedel (Fr. / Orange Park, Fla.), who finished 123rd in a time of 28:32. Three other freshmen finished for the men, as Reynolds Griner (Tallahassee, Fla.) was 156th in 29:06, while Sean Jansen (Lutz, Fla.) was 163rd in 29:10, and Jared Black (Tallahassee, Fla.) was 173rd in 29:41. Also finishing for the women was Senior Lindsey Failing (Pace, Fla.), who completed the 5k run in 22:54.So far this season, the men’s record against D-II schools and below is 40-8, while the women’s record is 42-7. Dobson explained, “It’s been a good year despite all the injuries. We hope to have (Brian) Gowin (Sr. / Pensacola, Fla.) back for conference, and will fill a complete women’s team, if the rehabilitation goes well for those women that have been injured.”The Argos will run in an intersquad meet at home this weekend, to prepare for the Gulf South Conference race on October 20th, which will be run in Hoover, Alabama. Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

Disney prevails in photo finish

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was a No. 1 weekend for The Walt Disney Co. after all. Final box office figures released Tuesday revealed that Disney’s basketball drama “Glory Road” earned more during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend than The Weinstein Co. animated film “Hoodwinked,” which had initially been reported as the top movie in the marketplace. “Glory” took in $16.92 million over the four days, with Monday ticket sales coming in higher than Disney had estimated. Only $48,187 separated the top two films. “No. 1 is one of the mantles that you strive for; you always think of it,” said Disney’s distribution head, Chuck Viane. “It’s nice to have bragging rights and even more important when filmmakers work so hard. The word of mouth seems to be spreading so quickly that we saw a nice surge in attendance.” “Hoodwinked” took in $16.87 million over the weekend, more than most box office prognosticators had expected but ultimately not enough to achieve No. 1 status. “The number that came in so far exceeded everyone’s expectations that I wouldn’t care if we were in 10th place,” said Gary Faber, executive vice president of marketing for The Weinstein Co. “It was just truly a surprise for everyone and playing for both kids and parents.” Had “Hoodwinked” been able to keep the top spot, it would have represented a significant win for brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who severed ties last year with Miramax Films, the studio that they founded and Disney bought. The Weinsteins left the Disney fold after numerous battles over the size of budget for their films. The Weinstein Co., which released its final figures late Tuesday afternoon, had actually underestimated the four-day numbers for “Hoodwinked” on Monday when it was thought to be the winner, making the victory by “Glory Road” all the more impressive. When initially reporting last weekend’s four-day box office numbers, studios used ticket-sale figures for Friday through Sunday and estimates for Monday. In reporting a typical three-day weekend, the estimate is for Sunday. Final figures are typically closely in line with the estimates, although there are rare times when they differ significantly. “This has happened in the past with these estimates,” said box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian, president of Exhibitor Relations Co. “When two films are this close to No. 1, that’s the only time when this becomes problematic.” While Disney was ultimately able to best the Weinsteins, “Hoodwinked” still benefited from the entire day it was viewed as as top dog, according to Dergarabedian. “Bragging rights are important, and once it was publicized as No. 1, it’s kind of hard to put that idea away,” he said. “In the minds of many, many people, it’s king for the day. Disney didn’t get that extra day of marketing. But everyone does their best to put out the most accurate possible estimate.” Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758 [email protected]last_img read more