4 Jun

House unfit for human habitation claims Southill resident

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Print Facebook Previous articleTreacy and co in court for keeping horsesNext articleEuro-5 engines for new Golf Estate admin NewsLocal NewsHouse unfit for human habitation claims Southill residentBy admin – June 25, 2009 598 center_img Email Twitter A Southill resident, who wished not to be identified, says his home of 40 years is no longer fit for human habitation.The 62-year-old who has lived in O’Malley Park since the house was built in 1969, said, “I want to be rehoused somewhere decent”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over the years, he has watched the Corporation board up and demolish the houses that surround his own.He told the Limerick Post these derelict properties adjacent to his are now being used to dump rubbish.This has created what he described as a, “vermin infestation”.He also claims that he cannot open any windows because disease-carrying flies that have gathered at the rubbish outside will enter his home.He is now surrounded by these empty houses and has few close neighbours.His own home has now fallen into disrepair and he sees little point in maintaining it as the dwellings around him are covered with overgrowth and litter.As he does not own the house, he feels he is being neglected by Limerick City Council.“If it was my house, I would have been rehoused somewhere comfortable now, but because it’s not, they don’t want to know”.He says he has been trying desperately to be relocated along with his two sons, “I have been up and down to City Hall and I’m getting nowhere”.This frustration led him to stop paying his rent three months ago. He argues: “Nobody should have to live in the environment that I do”.The housing department at City Hall was not available for comment. WhatsApplast_img read more

1 Jan

Capital City Press names new Vice President

first_imgMontpelier, VT June 20, 2005 Capital City Press, Inc. of Montpelier, VT has announced that Mr. Kenneth W. Rapp, of Stowe VT, is promoted to Vice President of Human Resources.The announcement was made by Gary Kittredge, President and COO, who said, In recognition of his contribution and commitment to Capital City Press (CCP), I am very pleased to announce Kens promotion. In addition to his human resource accountabilities, Ken will play a key role in the strategic management of the business. Ken has worked hard to develop the human side of our business, and the Printing Industry of America has recognized CCP as a BEST WORKPLACE IN AMERICA for three years in a row.Ken is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University with a double degree in Economics and Administration & Management Science, with a minor in Industrial Management. He joined CCP in March 2002 as Director of Human Resources, after 20 years of experience in the steel industry working in human resources, labor relations, operations management and industrial engineering.Since starting with CCP, Ken has been certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management.Capital City Press is an internationally recognized provider of full service editorial and composition management, print, distribution, and communication services for the short-run publications market.For more information about Capital City Press contact Ken Rapp at 802-223-5207 x266.last_img read more

19 Dec

Bar pledges better services for its sections

first_img October 1, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Bar pledges better services for its sections Bar pledges better services for its sections Gary Blankenship Senior Editor The Florida Bar cares about Bar sections and is committed to improving ties and providing better services.Bar President Alan Bookman and President-elect Hank Coxe brought that message to the Board of Governors’ August 27 retreat in St. Pete Beach that included representatives from most of the Bar’s sections.“I want a free flow of information on both sides,” Bookman said as he opened the retreat. “We want to hear from the sections back to us. . . what the Bar is or is not doing for sections.”Discussions ranged from whether board liaisons to the sections are doing their jobs, to improving diversity in section membership, to ensuring continuity among section leadership.The Bar and section leaders spent hours discussing Bar section relations, the new financial arrangements between the Bar and its sections, and exploring ways that Bar and section operations and services can be improved.It included an announcement from Bar Director of Professional Development Yvonne Sherron that the Bar is working on upgrading its CLE technology.Sherron said the Bar is working on a plan to offer CLE courses by DVD, CD, and MP3 technology, instead of just the current video and audio tapes.Bookman said the budget for making those additional offerings will be presented to the Board of Governors at its October meeting.The group had an extensive discussion about Board of Governors members who serve as liaisons to sections. Bookman said the board, with 52 members, tries to appoint more experienced members to be liaisons with the 23 sections. But he and Hank Coxe said it can be difficult sometimes to match a board member with experience in some sections’ legal areas.General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section Chair Linzie Bogan said the section’s protocols include having each year’s chair make contact with the section’s board liaison to encourage participation in section activities.“Communication is the key,” said Julius Zschau, chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. “Our section leadership is not at all shy about contacting our Bar liaison and letting him or her know what we think.”Board member Jesse Diner, who is liaison for the Practice Management and Development Section, said it may be impossible for a busy board member to make all section meetings. But he said he does keep up with section e-mails and attends as many meetings as he can.“When I am there, they make clear to me their state of mind, and vice versa,” he said.In response to a question, Bookman said there is no special training for board members who become section liaisons, but they are advised to attend as many meetings as possible and that they are expected to be a two-way conduit between their sections and the board.The president noted that the new financial arrangements between the sections and the Bar, approved by the board earlier this year after extensive discussions with section leaders, showed the need for good communications.That effort, aimed at reducing the Bar’s losses for supporting section activities, initially caused concerns among section leaders, but most misgivings were worked out in the eventual compromise, he said.Former board member Jerald Beer, who helped devise the financial solution, presented updated figures to the section leaders, showing how the changes would have affected their budgets had it been in place for the 2004-05 budget year.Beer said under the new scheme, the Bar’s costs for supporting the sections would have been reduced from $591,505 to $115,290 for the past fiscal year. Sections on the other hand, would have actually seen their CLE income rise, from $377,684 to $439,970. (Actually, under a phase-in plan, the sections would have gotten $549,962.)Retreat participants spent considerable time discussing ways to attract new members to sections and improving diversity. Young Lawyers Division President Jamie Moses reported that the YLD is compiling a brochure on service opportunities in the Bar and plans to distribute it to law schools this fall. She also said section members in their day-to-day dealings should be on the lookout for potential section members. “An invitation is all somebody wants,” she said.Other members discussed the need to have section and Bar functions at places affordable to young, government, and legal aid attorneys. Mitchell Horowitz, chair of the Tax Section, said the section is copying an ABA approach and offering free lunch CLE programs around the state, paid for by a sponsor who is provided a two-minute pitch.“Many firms are sensitive about associates traveling and running up costs, but they want them to be involved,” he said.Bogan suggested using videoconference facilities to cut costs. Bar Executive Director John F. Harkness, Jr., said that has been done successfully by the Media Law Committee, but some other Bar groups have been reluctant to use videoconferencing, preferring face-to-face meetings. He said the Bar is continuing to study that issue.On other matters, retreat participants heard:• Council of Section Chair Jeff Wasserman and Board of Governors member Mayanne Downs, liaison to the council, pledge close cooperation for the coming year. “The council can be a very, very strong voice with the Board of Governors,” Wasserman said.• Several sections describe how they prepare their leadership, sometimes using mentors or having them occupy several positions, such as secretary, treasurer, and chair-elect, before becoming chair.• That some sections have set term limits to ensure turnover on their executive councils, and also some have mentorship programs to help new council members.President Bookman closed the retreat by reminding the section leaders that section work is vital to the Bar, especially on CLE programs.“I want to thank you for the things that you do for the profession, for the things you have done for years and years for our profession,” he said. “Without the people in this room running the sections, putting on the substantive CLE, the practice of law in Florida would not be what it is.”last_img read more

18 Dec

Long Island Valentine’s Day 2016 Events

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Couples Massage at Hand and StoneIf relaxation is something you are looking for on Valentine’s Day, Hand and Stone is the place to go. It offers private rooms so you and your loved one can enjoy some pampering and relaxation together. Hand and Stone,16 Wall St., Huntington. (also has locations in Jericho, Port Washington, Levittown). handandstone.com Prices vary depending on duration and location. Love on IceWant to include the kids on this special day, or just looking to skate with your loved one? Either way, “Love on Ice” celebrations are taking place at the Cantiague Park, Christopher Morley Park and Grant Park ice rinks. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be available for attendees, and there will be a DJ and prizes for children. Ice rink admission will include a free skate rental. Cantiague Park, Christopher Morley Park and Grant Park. Free children 3 and under, $6 4-17, $8 Adults. 1 p.m. February 14.Annual Historic Mansion Valentine’s Day DinnerDine where Hollywood stars, Long Island’s rich and famous, and European royalty once supped in a glamorous and romantic mansion overlooking Northport Bay. Those looking to get a taste of the glamorous past will get a tour of the mansion, including exclusive collections accompanied by Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. A gourmet dinner in the storybook atmosphere will follow. Tickets are by reservation only. Vanderbilt Mansion Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. 631-854-5579. Vanderbiltmuseum.org $100. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 14.Valentine’s Day Comedy Show Starring Jim BreuerLaugh the night away with your loved one or laugh away your unsuccessful love life at this special comedy event. Starring radio host, stand up comedian, and SNL cast member Jim Breuer, you are sure to be kept in stitches. Cabaret tables sold with roses, chocolates, and champagne. The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com $30-100. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14.The Way We Were Film ScreeningEnjoy flowers, chocolates, and a special screening of The Way We Were, a story of star crossed lovers (who certainly prove that opposites attract) Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. Starting with a reception featuring roses and chocolates, this special screening is sure to get you in a romantic mood. Perfect dinner and a movie date opportunity, Valentine’s edition. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-423-7611. Cinemaartscentre.org $12 members, $17 public. 3:30 p.m. February 14.Dinner at the Glen Cove MansionTreat your Valentine to a delicious dinner, followed by live music and dancing. Champagne specials, roses, and the beautiful atmosphere will give you a night to remember. Tickets are by reservation only. Glen Cove Mansion, 200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, New York 11542. 516.671.6400. glencovemansion.com $89 .6, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14.center_img St. Valentine’s Day is back, which means it’s once again time to buy overpriced chocolates and bouquets of red roses to celebrate a holiday that many view more to do with consumerism than romance.But, instead of contributing to the $18 billion that Americans are estimated to spend this year on their valentines with predictable gifts, why not change it up this year? Long Island is home to a host of unique events for those looking to do something different with their dates.Take advantage and explore some of the best events on LI happening this Valentine’s Day.Valentine’s Night CabaretJoin cast members of award winning Broadway musicals for a special Valentine’s cabaret performance. Featuring Tony winner Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lisa O’Hare and Catherine Walker, these talented cast members of the Tony-winning Broadway production of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” will reunite to perform witty songs, and join guests for cocktails, dinner and dessert. Hempstead House, 127 Middle Neck Rd, Sands Point, NY 11050. 516-304-5076. thesandspointpreserve.org. $125. 7 p.m. February 13.Valentine’s Laugh, Dine, and Dance Stand-upIf you are looking for a laugh in an easy-going atmosphere, come laugh the night away with a line up of Long Island’s top stand-up comedians. Featuring George Rini, Talia Reese and Gary Vider, you can eat while you watch, and there will also be a dance floor for those inclined. The Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St, Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater.com $35. 8 p.m. February 13.3rd Annual Louder Than Love Valentine’s Day ConcertMusic lovers prepare to dance the night away. With a varied line-up, this concert features groups like TKA, and an appearance by DJ Chef. NYCB Theater at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road,  Westbury. 516-247-5200. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $45-115. 8 p.m. February 13.last_img read more

16 Dec

Escort Claims Ex-SCPD Chief Burke Paid Her For Sex At Oak Beach Drug Party

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Christopher Twarowski and Timothy BolgerA 30-year-old escort claimed Thursday that disgraced ex-Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke paid her for sex during a cocaine-fueled house party in Oak Beach five years ago.The brunette woman held a news conference to discuss the allegations along with Miller Place-based attorney John Ray, who represents the family of Shannan Gilbert, whose disappearance from the seaside community in May 2010 led to the discovery of the Long Island Serial Killer’s nearby dumping grounds and 10 sets of human remains. Ray stated that the new information from his client implicates Burke not only in Gilbert’s demise, but also in all those victims’.“It is the first time that a direct connection between Burke, prostitution and Oak Beach has been made,” said Ray, who represents Gilbert’s family in a lawsuit against Dr. Peter Hackett, a former Oak Beach resident and ex-police surgeon that the family has accused of causing Gilbert’s death. “This is a significant connection.”“It certainly puts [Burke] right at the center of the pool of suspects for the death of Shannan Gilbert and the other [women],” he continued.Burke was sentenced last month to 46 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to beating Christopher Loeb, a handcuffed suspect that stole his gym bag containing his gun, sex toys and porn from the ex-chief’s SUV and ordering subordinates to cover up the station house assault. Burke was documented to have had patronized sex workers, the Press has reported. After the ex-chief was indicted, federal prosecutor James Miskiewicz said in December that Burke’s porn collection was his “motivation for beating the hell out of Loeb.”Burke’s lawyer, Joseph Conway, issued a statement Thursday deeming Ray’s claims “more as tabloid journalism than credible news. Today’s alleged witness and her attorney know full well that any credible witness and any credible information should be provided to the proper Law Enforcement officials and not done via a press conference. All of the allegations raised today are false and slanderous.“Any claims or allegations that James Burke had any involvement in the Gilgo Beach murders is completely outrageous,” Conway’s statement continued. “Mr. Burke was not only the highest ranking Suffolk County Police Officer but also one of the most decorated officers in the history of the department. While he has admitted to his crime involving violation of civil rights and governmental obstruction, there is absolutely not one shred of evidence linking him to the Gilgo beach case. To think otherwise is preposterous.”The female sex worker, who identified herself only as Leanne, said that she first met Burke during an Oak Beach house party in June 2011, where she saw cocaine being passed around and “observed [Burke] pull a woman by her hair to the ground,” she said in a sworn statement. Two months later, she met Burke at another party at the same house.“We attempted to have sex together in the bathroom there, but Jimmy Burke was unable to consummate the sex act,” she said in the statement. “This made him extremely angry. He insisted upon oral sex, which was given. He then called me a whore.”During the news conference, she told reporters that she didn’t know Burke’s identity at the parties other than that he was a high-ranking Suffolk County police official, and she went along with him because she’s a forensic science major who hoped he could help advance her career.When Burke couldn’t perform yet again, she said, he became extremely aggressive.“It was so aggressive that my eyes teared, not from crying,” she said, but from gag reflexes, describing the experience as dehumanizing. She said Burke then threw $300 at her. Leanne said it was the first time she was paid for sex.She believes that she saw Joseph Brewer, the last client to hire Gilbert, at one of the parties, too. Brewer has since sold his Oak Beach home and moved away.Leanne learned Burke’s true identity, she told reporters, from a friend after the second encounter, and again recognized him on TV after his arrest for beating Loeb. She said she later contacted police with a tip about an Oak Beach resident that she said could be a person of interest in the Long Island Serial Killer case, and told reporters that police had informed that man about her tip. That’s when she contacted Josh Zeman and Rachel Mills, filmmakers of The Killing Season, a docu-series about the LISK case that recently aired on A&E. The duo put her in touch with Ray.Gilbert’s body was found in an Oak Beach marsh in December of 2011, several months after Leanne and Burke’s alleged encounter. County medical examiners ruled Gilbert’s cause of death inconclusive, and police said they suspect that she drowned, but her case remains an open investigation, a police spokesman said Thursday. The family had a second autopsy performed, which suggested that Gilbert may have been strangled.Police were searching for Gilbert when they found the first of 10 sets of human remains along Ocean Parkway in the LISK case six years ago this week, in December 2010. Among those discovered were Megan Waterman, Maureen Brainard-Barnes, Amber Lynn Costello, Melissa Barthelemy—who had all advertised themselves as escorts on Craigslist and been found wrapped in burlap—the head, hands and forearm of Jessica Taylor, whose mutilated body was found in Manorville in 2003; an unidentified woman dubbed “Fire Island Jane Doe,” whose legs washed up on Blue Point Beach in 1996 and whose skull was discovered on Ocean Parkway; another unidentified woman dubbed Jane Doe No. 6, whose head, hands and right foot were matched with another torso in Manorville; a young Asian male; and the remains of another unidentified woman nicknamed Jane Doe No. 3 until recently, who was matched through DNA to a young infant, known as “Baby Doe,” also disposed of there.Investigators have said that the victims may have been killed by two or more assailants.Asked this month if the police any closer to naming a suspect, they declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation.Burke, a 30-year police department veteran, was just 14 years old when he was a witness in the murder case of John Pius, Jr., a 13-year-old from Smithtown whom classmates suffocated with rocks in 1979 for stealing a dirt bike. Following a short stint in the New York City Police Department and his time as a patrolman and undercover narcotics officer in the Suffolk County Police Department, he spent a decade as chief investigator under Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, the former chief prosecutor in the Pius case.Spota’s office is currently under federal investigation for corruption.Burke was the subject of a 1995 Internal Affairs investigation that concluded allegations he “engaged in a personal, sexual relationship” with “a convicted felon known to be actively engaged in criminal conduct including the possession and sale of illegal drugs, prostitution and larceny,” “engaged in sexual acts in police vehicles while on duty and in uniform,” and “failed to safeguard his service weapon and other departmental property” were “substantiated,” according to its report.Burke received promotions rather than discipline, however, ascending through SCPD’s ranks until he reached its top uniformed position despite his improprieties—a rise facilitated by Spota and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, who appointed Burke police chief in 2012.Burke has been criticized for stymieing FBI efforts to assist in the Long Island Serial Killer case—and also pulling Suffolk County detectives off the FBI’s Long Island Gang Task Force in 2012.Leanne and Ray’s press conference Thursday came just days after another update in the Long Island Serial Killer case: that authorities had linked the torso of an unidentified woman, discovered 19 years ago in Hempstead Lake State Park and dubbed “Peaches” due to a peach tattoo with a bite taken out of it, through DNA, with the skeletal remains of Jane Doe No. 3, thus also identifying Peaches as Baby Doe’s mother.Ray said that Leanne’s affidavit on Burke’s alleged actions on Oak Beach would enable the attorney eventually to examine Suffolk’s disgraced police chief “under oath.”When asked why she decided to go public with her allegations now, Leanne told reporters:“Because that could be my grave—that could have been my grave. This is bigger than me. Yeah, so what, I’m on the news… But if in some way I’m able to identify a child that doesn’t even have a name yet, or give Megan Waterman’s mom some closure, I don’t care about my name.”Featured Photo: Leanne, an escort (L), tells reporters that ex-Suffolk Police Chief James Burke hired her in 2011 during a drug-fueled Oak Beach house party, with John Ray (R), a Miller Place-based attorney, during a news conference to discuss the allegations on Dec. 15, 2016. (Long Island Press / Christopher Twarowski)last_img read more

27 Sep

Karl du Fresne: What makes marriage unique

first_imgBreakingViews.co.nz 2 Sep 2012Few political issues in my lifetime have been more divisive than the Homosexual Law Reform Bill of 1986. It didn’t quite cause the violent convulsions that shook New Zealand during the 1981 Springbok tour, but the debate was almost as polarising.To many people, legalising homosexual acts seemed a radical, dangerous step. Yet 26 years later, only a hard-core minority would still insist the country made a terrible mistake.Even many of those who opposed the bill in 1986 now accept that it was wrong to treat someone as a criminal for being attracted to the same sex. The ability to form intimate relationships is essential for a complete life and it seems almost medieval that for so long, homosexual men (not lesbian women, oddly enough – the law didn’t recognise their existence) were denied this right.Now fast-forward to 2004. That was when Parliament passed the Civil Unions Act, giving same-sex couples the right to formalise their relationship in a legally sanctioned ceremony that was effectively marriage in all but name.  A companion bill removed discriminatory provisions based on relationship status, with the result that all couples – whether married, de facto or joined in a civil union – had the same rights and obligations, with the one exception that non-married couples were not allowed to adopt children.Considering the furore that had gripped New Zealand in 1986, the Civil Unions Act passed with relatively little fuss. Of the mainstream Churches, only the Catholics put up much resistance. Otherwise most opposition came from Pentecostal-style Churches – notably the Destiny Church, which organised the memorable, black-shirted “Enough is Enough” march on Parliament.And that was that, or so most people thought. All done and dusted.Certainly, senior Labour politicians gave that impression. Prime minister Helen Clark was at pains to stress in 2004 that marriage was “only for heterosexuals” and that the Marriage Act would remain unchanged. Her statement was clearly intended to reassure people that civil unions would not be a precursor to gay marriage.Gay MP Tim Barnett said in Parliament that civil unions were an acceptable alternative [to marriage] and that “marriage can remain untouched”. Cabinet ministers Margaret Wilson and David Benson-Pope gave similar assurances that traditional marriage would be protected.Yet here we are, eight years down the track, and Parliament is about to debate a bill permitting same-sex partners to marry. You could conclude that Ms Clark and Co were being duplicitous in 2004, but it’s just as likely that the gay agenda has since taken on a political momentum of its own.I suspect that notwithstanding the reassurances in 2004, same-sex marriage was always the long-term goal of gay activists who were politically savvy enough to realise that their agenda could only be achieved incrementally – that as politicians and the public were conditioned to each liberalisation of the law, they would become more receptive to further reform. That’s pretty much how it has turned out, with opinion polls suggesting the public is relaxed about gay marriage and even the prime minister declaring his support.And many would say, where’s the problem? Few social institutions are static and immutable. Without change, society could never progress.The counter-argument, however, is that change is not always for the better. And when radical change is being proposed to an institution as fundamental as marriage, a compelling case needs to be made. I don’t believe such a case has been made.Consider this: all rights except the right to adopt and to use the word “marriage” were granted to same-sex couples in 2004. Like Helen Clark, I thought that settled the issue, but clearly it wasn’t enough. Gay activists weren’t content with marriage in everything but name; they wanted to confer on same-sex relationships the ultimate legitimacy that only the word “marriage” could provide.This smacks of “you’ve got it, so I demand it too”. And many would say, where’s the harm in that? As John Key says, his marriage isn’t threatened by allowing same-sex couples to marry. But while that may be true in a personal sense, what about marriage in the broader context, as a social institution? Could it be diminished in value and importance?Propagandists for same-sex marriage argue that marriage has taken different forms in different times and places and that what we now call marriage is a relatively recent concept. Therefore, they reason, why get agitated if it undergoes further change?But this is at best specious and at worst dishonest, because the constant factor that has set marriage apart from other relationships throughout history, and across all cultures, is that it has involved people of opposite sexes.That is its essence. Change that and marriage becomes something else. Many would argue that its uniqueness would be destroyed and its importance fundamentally and irrevocably diminished. And while I’m not a conspiracy theorist, I can see why some traditionalists see same-sex marriage as part of a broader attack on the family and traditional morality.I’ve also seen it argued that marriage has historically been about economic convenience and security rather than love, as if to say “what’s the big deal anyway?”. Again, this is an argument that seems designed to diminish the worth of marriage by playing down love, fidelity, companionship and commitment.The intent, it seems, is to convince us that marriage was always a bit of a sham anyway, and thus hardly worth bothering to preserve it in its present form. But if that’s the case, one might ask, why are same-sex couples so eager to share its benefits?On many social issues, I’m conservative by instinct. I am not rigidly opposed to change, but we need to be convinced of its merits.I have no desire to see gay people denied the right to a full and happy life, but I believe they achieved that with the Civil Unions Act. We were told so at the time.Nothing has changed, except that gay activists demand to go a crucial step further. In doing so they will gain little, yet irrevocably change something that is unique and fundamental to our social structure. Why risk it?Karl blogs at www.karldufresne.blogspot.co.nz. First published in the Nelson Mail and Manawatu Standard.http://breakingviewsnz.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/karl-du-fresne-what-makes-marriage.html?m=0last_img read more

23 Sep

Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights win at Park Jefferson is Gustin’s tour career 10th

first_imgAlready on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Gustin earned $1,500. The tour is at Buena Vista Raceway in Alta on Wednesday, July 24 and at Kossuth County Speed­way in Algona on Thursday, July 25. Gustin won his IMCA Modified tour career best 10th feature at Park Jefferson Speedway, follow­ing his opening night tour checkers with a second consecutive Dirt Knights victory. JEFFERSON, S.D. (July 22) – Richie Gustin had to rate Monday’s Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour main event as a “10.” Winners of Iron Cup/Midwest Madness Tour features were Sobbing in the Modifieds and Aaron Cain in the Stocks. The second installment of the 2019 tour brought 37 IMCA Modifieds, representing seven states, to town.  Richie Gustin won Monday’s Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour main event at Park Jefferson Speedway, earning $1,500 for his IMCA Modified tour career 10th victory. (Photo by Jim Steffens) Feature results – 1. Richie Gustin, Gilman, Iowa; 2. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa; 3. Josh Most, Red Oak, Iowa; 4. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa; 5. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa; 6. Chris Mills, Sioux City, Iowa; 7. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa; 8. Todd Boulware, Jefferson; 9. Jim Thies, Mapleton, Iowa; 10. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa; 11. Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; 12. Jus­tin Sackett, Pierson, Iowa; 13. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb.; 14. Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.; 15. Alan Bohlman, Cambridge, Minn.; 16. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev.; 17. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa; 18. Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa; 19. Karl Brewer, Vermillion; 20. Kevin Bliese, Bath; 21. Derrick Stewart, Ainsworth, Iowa; 22. Brock Bauman, Eureka, Ill.; 23. Travis Hatcher, Honey Creek, Iowa; 24. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa.center_img Travis Barker topped the scheduled IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and Craig Clift captured the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main. Rounding out the top five were Joel Rust and Chris Abelson. Rust had won his ‘B’ feature and started 13th; hard charger Shane DeMey started 19th and ended in seventh. Jesse Sobbing got the best of Josh Most in a lengthy battle behind Gustin to finish second. Early leader Most ended in third. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods complete the card with the program to be broadcast by IMCA.TV. The Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour is at Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa, for a Tuesday, July 23 event that pays $1,500 to win.  John Cain was first to the Hobby Stock checkers and national points leader Cody Thompson paced both Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod features. last_img read more