Online court records panel close to making its recommendations

first_imgOnline court records panel close to making its recommendations Online court records panel close to making its recommendations June 15, 2005 Regular Newscenter_img For more than a year, the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Privacy and Court Records has grappled with how to make public court records available on the Internet, while dealing with the competing values of privacy and openness.Now Jon Mills, chair of the committee, wants to hear from you.He said he will consider all input until the report is finalized during a June 22 meeting at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando. The meeting will be held in the Judicial Conference Room from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.A majority of the committee voted to publish nonconfidential court records on the Internet—except, for now, records in juvenile, family, and probate cases. Some members of the committee remain in strong disagreement.Especially controversial is a recommendation that lawyers would have new responsibilities under proposed Rule 2.051, Public Access to Judicial Branch Records. Lawyers would be expected to keep confidential information out of court files, certify that it has been done, and pay the price if it hasn’t been.“There is unanimity that this openness be balanced with a cautious set of policies designed to protect privacy. Before records can be released electronically, a number of precautionary measures must be taken by lawyers, clerks of court, and judges to protect confidential information and to prevent unnecessary information from coming into court files to begin with.. . . ,” Mills wrote in an op-ed piece published in the May 31 St. Petersburg Times. “Florida is an open state, but also a state that recognizes privacy rights in our constitution. The committee’s proposals are an effort to strike a balance. The committee also recognizes that the problem of information privacy extends far beyond policies about court records. The legislative branches of state and federal government—the Florida Legislature and the U.S. Congress—have significant power to protect citizens and to set limits on the commercial exchange of personal information.“If citizens agree or disagree, they must make their voices heard.” Direct written comments to Jon Mills, Committee on Privacy and Court Records, Supreme Court of Florida, 500 S. Duval St., Tallahassee, 32399-1900; or by e-mail at [email protected] The committee’s draft report and recommendations are available on the Florida Supreme Court Web site at See also the May 15 issue of The Florida Bar News (available on the Bar’s Web site at for a more in-depth look at the issue.last_img read more

Mr. John William Houze

first_imgMr. John William Houze, age 91, of Aurora, Indiana, entered this life on January 11, 1929 in Moores Hill, Indiana. He was the son of the late Dilver C. and Emma F. (Ryle) Houze. He was raised in Aurora, Indiana where he attended school. John was inducted into the United States Army on December 21, 1948. John rose to rank of Private and completed the enlisted motor and track vehicle course from April 1, 1949 to July 29, 1949 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He served in Germany and was transferred to the United States Army Reserves on March 14, 1950 and was honorably discharged with rank of Sergeant First Class on August 1, 1961. John was united in marriage on April 23, 1949 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana to the late Ella Frances Curlin. This happy union was blessed with five children. John and Frances shared nearly 71 years of marriage together until she passed away on January 20, 2020. John was employed as a supervisor for Alton Box in Aurora, Indiana retiring after 38 years of service. He was a volunteer fireman and chief for Aurora Fire Department #1 and #2 for 14 years. John and Frances resided in the Aurora, Indiana community since 1949. John enjoyed driving around and traveling. John passed away at 5:55 p.m., Sunday, May 10, 2020, at the Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.John will be missed by his daughters, Donna Romans and her husband, Doug of Dillsboro, IN and Jackie Votaw and her husband, Joe of Aurora, IN; his sons, Garry Houze and his wife, Gina of Knoxville, TN and John W. Houze, Jr. of Covington, KY; his grandchildren, Endea Smith, Sarah Bedel, Josh Banschbach, Johnny Houze, Allison Schwartz, Michael Cutter, Jackie Lansing, Hayes Banschbach, Nicholas Houze and Ashley Houze; his great-grandchildren, Olivia Sizemore, Parker Hahn, Brogan Schwartz, Lane Cutter, Ava Cutter, Taylor Bedel, Austin Bedel, Mallery Banschbach, Sutter Banschbach and Everett Houze; his great-great-grandchild on the way, Maddox Mann; his step-grandchildren; his step-great-grandchildren; his brother, Bobby Houze of Lawrenceburg, IN; his brother-in-law, Paul Vernon Curlin and his wife, Beverly of Vevay, IN; his sister-in-law, Mary Lou Curlin of Vevay, IN and his numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Dilver C. and Emma F. (Ryle) Houze; his wife, Ella Frances (Curlin) Houze; his daughter, Linda Kay (Houze) Lansing; his grandson, Adam Banschbach; his daughter-in-law, Tammy Houze; his infant sister, Ionia Marie Houze and his brothers, Edward and Cecil Houze.Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Private Family Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Private Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2020, by Preacher Tommy Johnson, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Fredonia Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: There are ‘rumblings’ Lakers could have interest in Derrick Favors

first_img“My journey has been amazing,” Favors said. “I’ve been through a lot. I’ve been through trade rumors and a step back in role. It’s definitely made me the player and the person I am today. I just know whatever situation I get put in, I’m going to succeed. That’s why I just try and get better every year.”Favors is set to make $17 million next season, but the Jazz could afford to waive him or trade him in the second year of his two-year, $37 million contract. He expects to be notified about Utah’s decision by June 30, when free agency officially begins. Related News Favors has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. His role has diminished in recent years, but he averaged 11.8 points and 7.4 rebounds in 2018-19. The Lakers reportedly acquired Anthony Davis in a blockbuster deal with the Pelicans on Saturday, forking over Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks, including the No. 4 pick in this year’s draft.They are reportedly interested in acquiring Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard and others stars in the offseason. The Lakers might have their sights set on Utah’s Derrick Favors.There are “rumblings” Los Angeles would like to sign the 27-year-old to a deal this summer, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. But the big man hopes to remain with the Jazz and is grateful for his 8 1/2 seasons in Utah. LaVar Ball on Lakers trading son Lonzo: They’ll never win another championshipcenter_img “It is what it is,” Favors said. “I’m not going to stress over it. I’m going to enjoy life that whole week. If I have to leave, I want to go to a contender because I want to compete at the highest level. I definitely want to go somewhere I can compete for a championship.” NBA reacts to Lakers acquiring Anthony Davislast_img read more