6 sent to hospital after car smashes into Hunter's Inn restaurant for second …
POTOMAC, Md. (WJLA) – For the second time this year, a car slammed into the Hunter's Inn restaurant, sending six people to the hospital. The incident marks the third time overall that a vehicle has driven into the establishment, prompting its owners to …
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Hunter-Reay wins IndyCar race in Iowa on tire gamble
NEWTON, Iowa — Ryan Hunter-Reay led only two laps in the Iowa Corn Indy 300 on Saturday night, but they were the ones that counted most as he helped continue Andretti Autosport's dominance at Iowa Speedway. Hunter-Reay stormed past the night's …
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Far Hills, N.J. (PRWEB) July 02, 2014
The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced Baltusrol Golf Club, in Springfield, N.J., as the host site for the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. This will be the 16th USGA championship contested at Baltusrol, which will equal the second-highest number hosted by any club. The dates for the championship are July 16-21. Baltusrol’s Upper Course will be used for stroke-play qualifying and match play, while the Lower Course will be the companion stroke-play course.
“Baltusrol is part of the history of American golf and it has a rich association with the USGA,” said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “Tillinghast’s masterful design will test the players’ skill and help to identify a worthy champion.”
When it hosts the 2018 Junior Amateur, Baltusrol Golf Club will join The Country Club, in Brookline, Mass., and Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club in hosting 16 USGA championships. Oakmont will reach that number when the club holds the 2016 U.S. Open. Merion Golf Club, in Ardmore, Pa., leads the way with 18 USGA championships. In addition, Baltusrol will join Atlanta Athletic Club, in Johns Creek, Ga., as the only two clubs to have hosted a U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Junior Amateur.
“The members of Baltusrol Golf Club are delighted to host the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, as it continues our long-standing commitment to amateur golf, and junior golf in particular,” said club president Joseph Tato, whose club has been recommended for designation as a National Historic Landmark.
Golf has been played over the grounds at Baltusrol since 1895, when club founder Louis Keller placed the “Old Course” on land that had been farmed by a Scottish immigrant named Baltus Roll 50 years earlier. A.W. Tillinghast designed the present-day Upper and Lower courses, which opened in 1922 as Tillinghast’s unprecedented initiative to build two courses side by side at the same time. The architect’s designs have remained intact, but have been lengthened and updated for modern play. Robert Trent Jones made renovations to the Lower Course in the 1950s, while his son, Rees Jones, renovated the Upper Course in the 1990s.
Baltusrol Golf Club has hosted seven U.S. Opens, second only to Oakmont’s nine (counting the 2016 U.S. Open). Willie Anderson, a former Baltusrol professional, claimed the second of his four Open titles by defeating David Brown in a playoff in 1903 on the original course. Amateur Jerome Travers would record a one-stroke victory in 1915 on a revised course. The U.S. Open was played on the Upper Course for the only time in 1936, when Tony Manero defeated Harry Cooper by two strokes.
Jack Nicklaus captured two of his four U.S. Opens on Baltusrol’s Lower Course, winning in 1967 and 1980. Nicklaus would go on to win 18 major professional titles. In 1954, Ed Furgol made par on the final hole to hold off Gene Littler by one stroke. Lee Janzen garnered the first of his two U.S. Open championships with a two-stroke victory over Payne Stewart in 1993.
In 1961, Mickey Wright won the first of two U.S. Women’s Opens played at Baltusrol. The four-time Women’s Open champion earned a six-stroke triumph on the Lower Course. Kathy (Baker) Guadagnino won the 1985 Women’s Open by three strokes on the Upper Course for her first professional victory.
The U.S. Amateur Championship has been held four times at Baltusrol. In 2000, Jeff Quinney defeated James Driscoll, in 39 holes, on the Upper Course to decide the 100th championship. The match tied the longest championship final ever played. H. Chandler Egan won the U.S. Amateur on the original course in 1904. George Von Elm (1926) and Stanley E. “Ted” Bishop (1946) captured their Amateur titles on the Lower Course.
Baltusrol’s first national championship, the 1901 U.S. Women’s Amateur, was won by Genevieve Hacker. After a fire destroyed the original clubhouse in 1909, the impressive English Tudor clubhouse that stands today was built. In 1911, Margaret Curtis won the second of her three Women’s Amateur championships with a 5-and-3 victory in the final.
The U.S. Junior Amateur will be the 61st USGA championship held in New Jersey. The 2014 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur will be held Sept. 13-18 at Hollywood Golf Club, in Deal, while the 2015 U.S. Senior Amateur will be contested at Hidden Creek Golf Club, in Egg Harbor Township. The 2017 U.S. Women’s Open will be played at Trump National Golf Club, in Bedminster.
The U.S. Junior Amateur was first played in 1948. The championship is open to male amateurs who have not reached their 18th birthday by the conclusion of the championship and who have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 6.4. Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Hunter Mahan and Johnny Miller are among U.S. Junior Amateur champions.
In 2014, the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship will be played July 21-26 at The Club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus Course), in The Woodlands, Texas. The 2015 championship is scheduled for July 20-25 at Colleton River Plantation Club (Dye Course), in Bluffton, S.C. The 2016 championship will be contested July 18-23 at The Honors Course, in Ooltewah, Tenn.
About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.
The USGA is one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.
For more information about the USGA, visit http://www.usga.org.
Maine Wildlife Park free for Summer Solstice
GRAY, Maine (AP) – Local farmers and food vendors will help open the Maine Wildlife Park to the public for free to celebrate the summer season. The Summer Solstice Farmers Market event is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Maine Wildlife …
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Marine sanctuary panel endorses new wildlife areas
Advisors to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary on Tuesday unanimously endorsed a proposal to expand the number of wildlife management areas in nearshore waters. The council agreed to send a slate of recommendations from its Shallow Water …
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Growing federal wildlife kills prompt new scrutiny
Nine others were trapped or snared, among more than 700,000 animals exterminated last year to protect farms, ranches, airports, golf courses, parks and other places in Texas where wildlife could cause problems. The take, which varies from year to year, …
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What is a bounty hunter?
A bounty hunter is a person that works with a bail bondsman to apprehend a subject that has failed to appear to a court date after having posted bail for a pending trial. When an individual posts bail they are not paying their way out of a conviction. Instead they are paying for their release from holding pending their trial. If the defendant is found to be guilty by the court they must still serve the time mandated by the judge from the trial. They are however awarded the privilege of freedom during the trial.
Because of the flight risk involved an individual must be responsible for the defendant’s actions when they post bail for a pending trial. The bondsman who signed the bond for the defendant’s release is the one who is ultimately responsible to ensure the individual shows up to their court appearances on the designated dates. In the event that an individual who is out on bail does not appear in court they are issued a failure to appear (FTA) warrant at which time they are considered a fugitive.
When this occurs the bondsman responsible for the fugitive contracts a bounty hunter or in many cases acts as the bounty hunter themselves to apprehend the fugitive. A bounty hunter’s proper business title is Fugitive Recovery Agent and they are required to hold the proper certifications for this occupation in order to operate in their local or federal jurisdiction. In many cases a bondsman will act as their own bounty hunter but there are some instances as well where these positions are held by different individuals in a company.
The evolution of bounty hunting:
Bounty hunting began in the Wild West era where there was a severe lack of certified law enforcement presence among settlements far away from major municipalities. This was a time when vigilante justice was in some regions the only form of justice available for criminals. A bounty would be issued on a criminal at which time any individual with the courage to take on the task was available to apprehend the criminal. In most cases this was done by lawmen, marshals, sheriffs or deputies who held positions in a law enforcement trade.
As the United States moved from the settlement culture to the society we are accustomed to in modern times the old bounty hunters became a thing of the past and in some cases were viewed by the public as criminals as well. This is where the modern duties of a bounty hunter came into play as the bail bonds industry began to flourish.
Where is bounty hunting practiced today?
Bounty hunting is still a very unique and selective trade and many individuals in the world today do not have the luxury of taking on this occupation in their country of residence. In fact, only two countries in throughout the world today legal allow bounty hunters to operate in their borders, these countries being the United States of America and the Philippines. Although many countries do have a bail bonds system in place offering commercial bail through certified agencies, these companies do not have the ability to track down and apprehend their own fugitives within the confines of the laws of their native nation.
Bounty hunting in modern media:
Bounty hunters are a phenomenon which have been present in modern cinema almost since its creation. Most commonly we see them in Western movies where they assume the role of a marshal seeking a posse of criminals. One of the most popularized bounty hunters of fiction is Boba Fett from the popular science fiction movie Star Wars. This individual was an interstellar bounty hunter tasked by the dark side to seek criminals of the Empire. The connotation for Boba Fett was as a bad guy although the actual art of bounty hunting is much to the contrary.
In recent times, with the rise of reality television, another bounty hunter has gained popularity (and a bit of infamy) for his heroic actions which led to an international criminal trial. This person is Dog the Bounty Hunter, aka Dog Chapman who operates a bail bonds agency out of Hawaii. Dog Chapman gained international stardom when he was arrested in Mexico for kidnapping charges when attempting to apprehend one of his clients. The client in question during this incident was the infamous Andrew Luster who was the heir to the Max Factor fortune. He was accused of multiple accounts of date rape by drugging women at bars and in his home and videotaping his brutal assaults on his victims.
Naturally the American public revered Chapman as a hero for his participation in removing a dangerous predator and fugitive of the law from the streets. Since the fugitive fled to Mexico however, the issue arose when Dog Chapman crossed an international border to apprehend his fugitive. The laws in Mexico associate the actions of a bounty hunter as a kidnapper carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years in a Mexican prison. Eventually the charges were dropped by Mexican authorities in 2007.
Since this event Chapman not only gained international fame but also a popular television show documenting his families exploits in the bail bonds industry. Since the start of his show there have been an increasing number of shows related to fugitive recovery, bail bonds and bounty hunting in modern media.
Public opinion on bounty hunting:
Although this industry is now commonly accepted in the United States as a meaningful and honest career there is still a stigma attached to bounty hunters and bail bondsmen due to the actions of a select few. There have been a variety of convictions of bounty hunters who did not follow the proper legal protocol when apprehending a subject resulting in prison time served. Due to these types of cases there is still a stigma on the bail bonds industry that this career still carries its origins of vigilante justice.
Despite what side an individual takes on the debate, bounty hunting is a phenomenon that will remain an integral part of American society and our justice system until otherwise stated through legal litigation by the federal and state governments.
Gray wolf appears in Iowa for first time in 83 years and is shot by hunter
An animal shot dead by a coyote hunter in Iowa in February was the first gray wolf spotted in the state since at least 1925, DNA testing has confirmed. The hunter, who hasn't been named, shot the female wolf near Fairbank in northwest Buchanan County …
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Wolf found in Iowa
A coyote hunter in February shot a wolf near Fairbank in northwest Buchanan County — the first documented wolf in Iowa since at least 1925, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The confirmation of the animal as a wolf, by DNA testing …
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Shreveport, LA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withdrawal in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” – St. Paul.
Just as St. Paul encouraged the church in Ephesus to stay strong against the rulers of darkness and spiritual hosts of wickedness, Jonathan Steel is battling demons in Bruce Hennigan’s latest installment of the Chronicles of Jonathan Steel, “The 11th Demon”.
Jonathan Steel is a professional demon hunter and on his latest adventure, he is after a member of the Council of Darkness. In “The 11th Demon”, Steel is taking out demons with revenge as his main motivator. After losing many of the people closest to his heart as well as the woman who could have finally revealed his past to him, Steel returns to Louisiana where he must move into a house full of horrifying memories.
“The 11th Demon” also follows Vivian Darbonne, a powerful demon whose husband was murdered by Steel. Darbonne embarks on a desperate search for a mysterious artifact called the Ark of the Demon Rose that will unleash chaos on the world.
Author Bruce Hennigan decided to write “The 11th Demon” as well as his previous Jonathan Steel novels as a way for him to feature some of the incredible evidence he had seen for the reality of our Creator God.
“I have written the Chronicles of Jonathan Steel novels as a way of presenting entertaining stories while using facts that support the Christian worldview as the central core”, said Hennigan.
“The 11th Demon “
By: Bruce Hennigan
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Balboa online bookstores.
About the author Bruce Hennigan, MD, is the author of “The 13th Demon: Altar of the Spiral Eye” and “The 12th Demon: Mark of the Wolf Dragon as well as coauthor of “Conquering Depression: A 30-Day Plan to Finding Happiness”. He resides in Shreveport. Louisiana, where he practices radiology, blogs and speaks publicly about drama, apologetics, leadership, creativity and writing.
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Tarzana, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014
Beet Fizz LLC, is pleased to announce the release of “The Case of the Haunted Swamp,” the first in a series of musical adventure books for ages 8 and up that follows the unfolding mystery of Wolfgang Mozart’s long lost “Perfect Symphony.” A sample of the first few chapters of the book can be found at http://www.notehunter.com. A video trailer for the book can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaoU_4tUqy0.
The adventure begins over two hundred years ago, when Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his Perfect Symphony. He used ink made from pure gold to create each and every note. So extraordinary were the golden notes that they jumped right off the pages of the manuscript and ran away, seeking fame, fortune and adventure across the globe.
Today, there’s only one detective in the world who can bring them back together. He’s a talented musician who can play any instrument. He’s a brilliant detective who can solve any mystery. And he’s only three-inches tall. A three-inch tall mouse to be exact – who goes by the name of T.W. Strouse.
“The Case of the Haunted Swamp” chronicles the search for Mozart’s golden notes and is written by Hollywood veterans Cliff MacGillivray and Kelly Ward. The pair has written hundreds of scripts for Disney, Warner Bros., MGM, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Celebrated artist and writer Phil Mendez, whose book “The Black Snowman” has sold over 2 million copies, provided the lavish illustrations. Talented colorist Hunter Wolf digitally colored the art.
“We created, developed and produced Notehunter because we loved the idea of a three-inch hero, gifted with perfect pitch, who travels the world over, searching for the most amazing musical notes hidden within all different types of music,” says MacGillivray.
“Music is a universal language,” says Ward. “You don’t have to speak German, French, or Italian to appreciate Mozart’s music. That made it easy for Mozart’s golden notes to scatter about the world and hide themselves in every kind of music on every continent.”
“I was looking out the window of an airplane one day and all the people and the cars looked so small – like toys in a huge world,” says Mendez. “Then it struck me how hard it would be for a mouse to travel that world. It has been lots of fun finding ways for him to get around on what is essentially the world’s largest treasure hunt.”
Released in both black-and-white and color versions as an eBook, “The Case of the Haunted Swamp” is available right now on Amazon and can be viewed on all Kindle products. With a free Kindle reading app, it can be yours to enjoy on every major smart phone, tablet and computer. Distribution through other eBook retailers is coming soon. And if you love the feel of real books, Limited Edition Hardcovers will be available later this year.
News, notes, character bios, creator bios, preview artwork and a sample of the first couple of chapters of the book can be found at http://www.notehunter.com.
About “The Case of The Haunted Swamp”
In “The Case of The Haunted Swamp,” strange sounds are emanating from deep within the Louisiana Bayou. Could the source be Mozart’s legendary golden notes? Strouse travels the length of the country to get to the murky bottom of the mystery.
“The Case of the Haunted Swamp”
ISBN: 978-0-9891213-0-9, 978-0-9891213-1-6
Publisher: Beet Fizz LLC
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
View the book trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaoU_4tUqy0
About Beet Fizz LLC.
Beet Fizz, LLC is an independent production company, comprised of talented people who love music, adventure and storytelling. Whether your passion is comics, books, film, television, or adventure rides at Disneyworld, odds are you’ve probably enjoyed something on which one of our creative team has worked.