Fifth Circuit looks to pretrial diversion December 15, 2008 Regular News F ifth Circuit looks to pretrial diversion“As currently funded, we intend to offer more pretrial diversion or resolution in misdemeanor cases that do not directly have an impact on public safety,” said Fifth Circuit State Attorney Brad King.“Primarily, those would be marijuana and paraphernalia cases, traffic cases other than DUI or reckless driving, wildlife management cases, petit theft cases where restitution has been made, and other assorted nonviolent misdemeanors.”King said he intends to continue to prosecute felony cases without a change in philosophy or staff. “Our victim services staff has not been affected at the current level of funding,” King said.
More likely though, Minnesota’s best chance to get off the schneid will be Sunday against Penn State (6-9, 1-5). The Nittany Lions were theGophers’ lone victim in conference play last season, and Minnesota has lost seven straight Big Ten matches since then.But Thomson said the team is approaching the weekend with a must-win attitude, and he likes the team’s chance to get a win with its home-court advantage.“Indiana’s very good and deep, but there’s not a real big gap between us and them,” Thomson said. “Both matches are winnable, and it’d be really nice to get a win.”Men return to actionNo. 55 Minnesota’s men’s tennis team (6-10, 3-3) returns to the road for the first time since March 27, traveling to No. 56 Indiana (10-9, 4-2) for a Saturday dual and to No. 62 Penn State (13-5, 2-4) on Sunday.After playing three duals during the weekend and resting up at the start of the week, the team had a fairly normal week of practice, interim coach David Wheaton said.“There’s not a whole lot we do different,” Wheaton said. “We’re just looking for good attitude and effort every day, and that stuff will transfer over into their matches.” Women seek win at home Bob WotheApril 15, 2005Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintIt would be an understatement to say Minnesota’s women’s tennis team is glad to be returning to the Baseline Tennis Center.After all, the Gophers have lost four straight matches without truly being threatening in any of them since last playing at home March 27.That’s why coach Tyler Thomson is hailing the team’s homecoming as just the right prescription for the only Big Ten team without a conference win.“The whole team feels that we have a home-court advantage,” Thomson said. “Over the years, we’ve always had a boost here and gotten some big wins.”No. 75 Minnesota (5-11, 0-6 Big Ten) will certainly need some sort of lift to end its seven-dual losing streak that dates back to March 13.But sophomore Ida Malmberg said the team’s record is not indicative of its true ability.“We’ve been losing a lot of matches,” Malmberg said. “But you can’t tell how close they are by just looking at the scores – we’re right in all of them and losing close two- or three-set matches.”The team’s first chance to break the streak will come today against defending Big Ten co-champion and 37th-ranked Indiana (11-9, 5-1).
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Courtney Felinski top-scored with 11 points while Selime Ilyasoglu chipped in 10 markers for the Tornadoes, which dropped to 1-1 win-loss card.Meanwhile, PLDT Home Fibr flirted with disaster before escaping with a thrilling, 24-26, 25-23, 18-25, 25-21, 15-8 victory over a crippled Generika-Ayala Lifesavers in the second game.American imports Grace Lazard delivered 22 points while Kendra Dahlke came through with 21 markers as PLDT took advantage of Lifesavers’ import Nikolle del Rio of Brazil, who crashed with an ankle injury in her debut game.In another match, Cignal HD Spikers caught fire, torching Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors in the second and third sets before going for the kill in the fourth to pull off a 23-25, 25-11, 25-16, 25-23 victory. Erica Wilson had 23 points for the HD Spikers./PN Petron Blaze Spikers cruised to its third straight win in the 2019 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix. VOLLEYBALL PH MANILA – Petron Blaze Spikers continued its fine start in the 2019 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix after a 25-19, 25-11, 25-12 win over Foton Tornadoes on Saturday night at Strike Gymnasium in Bacoor, Cavite.Reinforcements Katherine Bell and Stephanie Niemer led the way with 24 and 14 points, respectively, for the defending champions Blaze Spikers, which improved to 3-0 win-loss slate.The Blaze Spikers were never threatened in the game as they surged to an early advantage in each sets before preventing the Tornadoes from gaining momentum for an easy win.“Hindi ko inexpect na ganun kabilis Iang kalaban din kasi ang Foton,” said Blaze Spikers head coach Ceseal delos Santos. “Siguro maganda lang talaga ang naging takbo ng team namin. For sure lahat ng teams paghahandaan kami.”