Lawsuit alleges sexual harassment, racial discrimination against University employee

first_imgTags: racial discrimination, Sexual harassment, University Lawsuit A student filed a lawsuit against the University on Friday seeking damages for alleged sexual harassment and racial discrimination by an employee of Notre Dame, according to court documents acquired and posted by WSBT.The suit alleges a white University employee — “Jane Roe”  — coerced the plaintiff — “John Doe,” an African-American student at the University — into a sexual relationship with her daughter, who attends a “nearby school” but is also an employee of the University.The suit also alleges University administrators knew  about the misconduct and, citing Title VI and Title IX, had a responsibility to intervene for the student’s wellbeing, which was compromised by a racially and sexually hostile environment.According to court documents, “Jane Roe” allegedly engaged in the following behaviors in the spring of 2015:“commanding, directing, encouraging, and convincing Plaintiff John Doe to engage in sexual relations with Defendant Jane Roe’s own daughter; arranging for sexual liaisons for Plaintiff John Doe; interrogating Plaintiff John about the nature, frequency, and quality of the sexual activities he had with Defendant Jane Roe’s daughter; harassing and demeaning Plaintiff John Doe with racially-charged comments;“pressuring Plaintiff John Doe to remain in the sexual relationship against his will; providing lodging, transportation, hotel rooms, and condoms for sexual excursions across state lines; and engaging in threatening behavior towards Plaintiff John Doe as he attempted to end the sexual relationship with her daughter.”The defendant, who served in “a role designed to provide academic support and counseling to students and student-athletes,” allegedly targeted other African-American males at the University including members of the football and basketball teams, according to court documents.When the student sought to end the relationship with the woman’s daughter, the defendant allegedly “utilized her position at the University to convince the Plaintiff John Doe of his need for mental counseling, arranging for Plaintiff John Doe to be seen by psychiatric support employed by the [University],” according to court documents.The defendant also allegedly sought to pressure the student into converting to Catholicism, according to the suit.The suit goes on to say that the plaintiff was then seen by an employee who was “a friend and confidant” of the defendant, and who “sought to medicate Plaintiff John Doe to keep him passive, cooperative, and under control to forestall any exposure of this exploitative and perverse conduct and hostile environment.”University vice president for public affairs and communications Paul Browne said the University is aware of the suit, but denies all allegations of misconduct.“The allegations against the University of Notre Dame in the complaintare unfounded, as are gratuitous and unfounded references to ‘studentathletes’ — an allegation that is nothing more than a cynical attemptto attract publicity,” Browne said in a statement.last_img read more

7 Rescued Pets Looking for the Purrfect Home

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York With so many cute cats and dogs available for adoption, it can be hard to choose the purrfect pet. Read about some of the most adorable animals available for adoption this week right here!Available for adoption at The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in WantaghCleo is a sweet love who was found as a stray in June and brought to a local animal hospital, who then called the shelter to pick her up. A beautiful and sweet 6-year-old pit mix, Cleo has been given the honor of the coveted office dog title. She spends her day in the shelters office as quiet as a mouse.When she is out of the crate, she is playful and a joy to be with and always up for a nice walk. She is also spayed, house trained and social with other dogs. Head on down to the shelter and scoop this sweat pea up today!If you are interested in adopting Cleo, call 516-785-5220, stop in for a visit at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email [email protected] for adoption at North Shore Animal League of America in Port Washington:MazelThree-year-old Mazel (reference # R165340) has been waiting to be discovered. Mazel is one smart cookie and knows the right human is worth waiting for. Mazel can feel overwhelmed by a busy setting, but she thrives with cat-experienced people who can understand her need for space, and they will be rewarded with loving head bumps too.Mazel loves to play and really loves catnip—it brings out her kitten crazies! Mazel’s ideal setting is a home with children 12 and up and no other pets. It’s in this peaceful setting that her true zest for life emerges. If you are looking to share your quiet home with a furry loved one, please email [email protected] for adoption at The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter:TuxTux’s name says it all for this handsome little Tuxedo cat. Tux (reference #170565) has spent his whole kitten-hood living at the shelter which is really a shame, since Tux is described as playful, handsome and lovable. Tux would make a great addition to any family. Tux is up to date on all his vaccines, neutered and microchipped. Can you help grant Tux his wish for his very own family?NoseyNosey is the adorably cute kitty with amazing facial features. Nosey (reference #180003) is just 8 months old and was surrendered to the shelter when her owner couldn’t care for her any longer. Named Nosey for obvious reasons, Nosey is a gorgeous domestic short haired female tuxedo cat that is ready to find her new home where she can begin her new life.Nosey is spayed, up to date on all vaccines and microchipped. Why not head down to the shelter and adopt this cutie today?For more information about adopting Tux or Nosey, call the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter at 516-677-5784.Available for adoption through Fur Friends in NeedThis volunteer-run and foster-based nonprofit animal rescue organization focuses on Monmouth County, NJ, and Staten Island. Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home animals that are ailing, abused and abandoned. Their volunteers are amazing and so are their animals!RileyThis week they have Riley up for adoption. At just 5 months old, Riley would make the perfect pet for your home. She’s described as a great little girl whose good with kids, other cats and dogs too.TitoYou can also meet Tito. This handsome little fella is just 5 months old and described as a total lovebug. Did I mention he’s also great with kids, cats, and other dogs too?QueenieAnd check out Queenie! She was picked up as a stray, spayed and updated with all vaccinations. Queenie is 2 years old and great with kids, cats and dogs. She is described as a super sweet gal, so why not reach out for more info today?For more information about adopting Riley, Tito and Queenie, contact Fur Friends in Need at furfriendsinneed.com and mention Long Island Press.As always, thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt, never shop…pass it on!last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013

first_imgWellington Police Notes for Wednesday, February 06, 2013:•6:22 a.m. Russell J. Mirt, W/M, 56, Mayfield, KS was issued a notice to appear charged with defective headlight and no proof of insurance.•6:40 a.m. Jason E. Smith, 31, Caldwell, was issued a notice to appear charged with defective taillights and no valid drivers license.•11:30 a.m. Officers investigated forgery, theft, identity theft and making false information in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington.•1:01 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1400 block. E. 16th, Wellington.2:02 p.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care in the 800 block. N. Poplar, Wellington.•2:46 p.m. Victor M. Lopez-Gomez, 28, Wichita was arrested, charged and confined with driving while driver’s license is revoked.•3:52 p.m. Officers investigated burglary and theft in the 200 block. W. Botkin, Wellington.•4:32 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1500 block. N. B, Wellington.•7:23 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 800 block. E. 16th, Wellington.last_img read more

FL double-murder suspect claims to have killed 8 people in multi-state killing spree

first_imgAfter an extensive manhunt, a suspect was arrested Tuesday in connection with a double-homicide in Florida.But police say he is now claiming to have killed eight people in multiple states.Deputies identified 35-year-old Stanley “Woo Woo” Mossburg as the double homicide suspect.The Florida killings occurred Sunday, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.Sheriff Judd said an unidentified man was held captive after finding the suspect in his Winter Haven home with his two murdered roommates, Sunday evening.Mossburg reportedly told the man, “I’m not going to kill you because God told me not to.”The man was held captive by Mossburg overnight but is said to be okay.On Monday, the suspect stole the man’s car and fled the scene.Sheriff Judd said the suspect told the man that the two people he killed were victims “seven and eight.”Sheriff Judd went on to say that the Polk County Sheriff’s Office can’t confirm those numbers.“We have no way to verify that,” Sheriff Judd said. “Only that Stanley Mossburg said the two he murdered in the Winter Haven area were number seven and eight.”Mossburg is reportedly wanted for a different murder in Tennessee.Mossburg is accused of killing a man and leaving him behind in a laundromat in the area on October 1., according to Sheriff Judd.He then fled Tennessee to his sister’s home in  Spartanburg, South Carolina, before taking a bus to Orlando.Sheriff Judd said his sister bought the ticket for him.Sheriff Judd identified Mossburg is a “spree killer.”He was arrested early Tuesday and taken to the Polk County Jail.Officials have not released the identities of the two people who were killed in Winter Haven.No other information is available at this time.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY APRIL 3, 2015

first_imgRichard Mandella6113101121%$755,946 Mario Gutierrez10591599%$474,512 Elvis Trujillo21424302111%$1,414,490 Hector Palma3275222%$187,240 Felipe Valdez8412121314%$383,041 Mike Smith10421211520%$2,320,631 Steven Miyadi4195422%$261,780 Jerry Hollendorfer15729202418%$3,215,322 -30- Steve Knapp3772319%$281,140 Ron Ellis60134922%$464,540 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS BOLO ON SCHEDULE FOR SANTA ANITA DERBYBack on a regular training schedule after a helter skelter regimen dictated by inclement weather prior to the San Felipe Stakes on March 7 in which he finished an encouraging third behind unbeaten winner Dortmund, Bolo is coming up to Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby and a rematch with Dortmund in fine fettle.“He’s back on his regular training program and it looks like there’s a lot of pace,” said Carla Gaines, who trains the Kentucky-bred son of Temple City for Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc., and Earle I. Mack.“On paper, the race looks good for a horse with his style. He’s got tactical speed and he’s very ratable. He’ll pretty much sit wherever you want him to in the race, so that’s good.”The field for the 78th Santa Anita Derby: Dortmund, Martin Garcia, 3-5; One Lucky Dane, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; Cross the Line, Juan Hernandez, 15-1; Bolo, Mike Smith, 4-1; Prospect Park, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; and Bad Read Sanchez, Mario Gutierrez, 30-1.In other Santa Anita Derby news:Dennis O’Neill and brother Doug, trainer of outsider Bad Read Sanchez, who has not raced in eight months: “Obviously,” said Dennis, “the idea is to have him hit the board. It’s a very, very tough race, but the horse is doing really good, he’s training great, he’s finally healthy, and we did it a couple years ago.“We were 43-1 when I’ll Have Another won the Lewis in 2012 and we’re hoping we’re 40 or 50 to one tomorrow and shock the world.”Added Doug: “We were doing the math. He’s just short of 12 miles in works the last few months, so he’s got a lot of foundation underneath him. He’s going to be fresh, of course, but not overly hot. If he’s going to have any chance to go a mile and an eighth against these kinds of horses, he’s got to relax early.”Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer on California Derby winner Cross the Line, 15-1 on Jon White’s morning line:“He’s coming up to a peak race and we’ll have no excuses. He’s looked good going over the track; it looks like he likes it. He’s been schooled in the gate, schooled in the paddock. This is a big test, but he’s prepared. We’ll find out a lot Saturday.”Bob Baffert will be seeking to add to his Santa Anita Derby record of six wins, having captured it previously with Cavonnier (1996), Indian Charlie (1998), General Challenge (1999), Point Given (2001), Pioneerof the Nile (2009) and Midnight Interlude (2011).The first 15,000 THOROUGHBREDS members in attendance at Santa Anita Saturday will be offered free an exclusive 2015 Santa Anita Derby Day T-shirt while supplies last. First post time for the 11-race program is 12 noon. Gates open at 10 a.m.Santa Anita offers a $750,000 guaranteed Late Pick 4 pool and a $300,000 guaranteed Pick 6 pool on Santa Anita Derby Day. Victor Espinoza16831332418%$2,035,826 Fernando Perez1881624219%$787,678 Drayden Van Dyke20123252411%$1,434,597 Joseph Talamo23924274110%$1,688,978 Jeff Bonde3592426%$342,840 Thomas Proctor5086316%$563,628 Tyler Baze29639373313%$2,283,534 FINISH LINES: Agent Tony Matos reports that Corey Nakatani visited with Dr. James Tibone yesterday and got word that he could resume riding in two weeks. Nominated to the Hall of Fame this year, the 44-year-old Nakatani suffered a broken left collarbone in a riding mishap March 15 . . . Sunland Derby winner Firing Line worked four furlongs under Gary Stevens in 48 seconds flat as the son of Line of David owned by Arnold Zetcher prepares for the Kentucky Derby on May 2. “He went on the steady side and really relaxed, which is good,” trainer Simon Callaghan said. “I think we’ll probably do our last work here and then ship him (to Churchill Downs).” . . . As stated yesterday, Millie Ball has joined Santa Anita’s simulcast broadcast team and will be sharing her insights throughout the current meet along with Michelle Yu and Jon White . . . Omar Figueroa is the 6-1 favorite among jockeys to capture their division of tomorrow’s Santa Anita Derby Day 5K run. Jesus Camacho (9-5 against men) and Jennifer Cirillo (3-1 vs. women) are the picks among employees. Martin Garcia13026161620%$1,856,310 Martin Pedroza16716252210%$720,234 Richard Baltas781613721%$676,035 NO DEFECTION FOR HAVANNA BELLE IN PROVIDENCIA            Havanna Belle is ready for her close up in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Providencia Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on turf.An Irish-bred daughter of Teofilo trained by Phil D’Amato for owner Michael House, Havanna Belle finished sixth in her U.S. debut in the restricted Sweet Life Stakes on Feb. 14, but was beaten less than four lengths despite hopping at the start of the race at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf. It was her first start in nearly four months.The nine furlongs of the Providencia should be well within her comfort zone. “She needed her last race,” D’Amato said. “She’s just crying to go longer. I think this is more her trip. Rafael (Bejarano) breezed her on the grass last time and loved her.“She should be fit and ready to run a much better race this time.”The field for the Providencia: Lutine Belle, Alex Solis, 12-1; Ol’ Fashion Gal, 12-1; Miss Boom Boom, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; Entrechat, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Jaded Glory, Drayden Van Dyke, 20-1; Spanish Queen, Brice Blanc, 6-1; Frosty Friday, Mike Smith, 6-1; Prize Exhibit, Victor Espinoza, 7-2; Havanna Belle, Rafael Bejarano, 12-1; Spirit of Xian, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Lady Zuzu, Tyler Baze, 6-1; and Sister of Mercy, Fernando Perez, 30-1.Show Stealer was scratched. Corey Nakatani11419111617%$933,348 Gary Stevens9717141818%$1,534,578 Edwin Maldonado11715111413%$528,154center_img Tiago Pereira1201691513%$490,982 Michael Pender4978614%$202,620 A. C. Avila2572328%$208,298 Eddie Truman2071235%$278,590 Mark Casse57106818%$797,378 VEHICULAR TRAFFIC REROUTED ON DERBY DAYThose wishing to spend the morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner on Santa Anita Derby Day Saturday are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in order to accommodate foot traffic related to Santa Anita’s annual Derby Day 5K Run and Walk.Accordingly, Santa Anita’s Gate 8, which adjoins the Westfield Shopping Mall on Baldwin Ave., and Gate 7, at the track’s northwest end, will also be closed to vehicles during the same time frame.Those wishing to visit Clockers’ Corner Derby Day morning will be able to enter the track on Santa Anita’s northeast perimeter, through Gate 5, or on the track’s southern perimeter, through Gate 3.  Gates 3 & 5 will be open for easy access to Clockers’ Corner beginning at 5 a.m. and will remain open throughout the day.  Santa Anita’s main track will be closed for training at 7:30 a.m.Gate 3 is located at the intersection of Holly Ave. and Huntington Drive. Gate 5 is located at the confluence of Colorado Place and Huntington Drive.For additional information on the Santa Anita Derby and on the Derby Day 5K Run and Walk, fans are encouraged to visit santaanita.com/events, or call (626) 574-RACE. MACHOWSKY EYES DOUBLE IN EVENING JEWEL            Mike Machowsky is looking for a repeat victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes for 3-year-old fillies bred or sired in California.The 49-year-old trainer sent out Rovenna to win the race last year and has the speedy Bad Ju Ju set go in the 6 ½ furlong sprint on Saturday.“We’ve had this race picked out for her the last few months,” Machowsky said. “She doesn’t have to be on the lead. She’s trained off horses in the mornings, and she’s a pretty talented little filly.”Bad Ju Ju is a daughter of Desert Code owned and bred by Machowsky’s Lo Hi Racing Stable and Dick Barton. She was off slow from the rail in her debut in which she finished fifth last Nov. 7 at Del Mar, but won her next two starts on the front end under Kayla Star, who rides in the Evening Jewel.The field for the Evening Jewel: Long Hot Summer, Joe Talamo, 7-2; Niassa, Martin Garcia, 8-1; Desert Thief, Agapito Delgadillo, 12-1; Ashley’s Sassy, Mike Smith, 8-1; Bad Ju Ju, Kayla Star, 4-1; Can Can Babe, Elvis Trujillo, 20-1; Tribal Express, Alonso Quinonez, 50-1; Alwazabridesmaid, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1; Sheer Pleasure, Tyler Baze, 5-1; Jenna’s Faith, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Grand Yodeler, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; Princess Bertrando, Edwin Maldonado, 12-1; and Easter Fever, Victor Espinoza, 8-1. Flavien Prat13715161711%$794,124 Santiago Gonzalez13017152013%$749,934 Philip D’Amato7016121123%$725,650 Peter Eurton8315131418%$856,006 Mark Glatt7914151218%$606,382 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Rafael Bejarano26165363525%$2,960,866 ULTRA SOUND TOMORROW FOR JUVENILE WINNER TEXAS REDBreeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red and his trainer and part owner Keith Desormeaux will be on the outside looking in at Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby, a race Desormeaux had resolutely on his radar screen until abscess issues with the colt’s right front foot ended those plans.“I would have liked to been part of the Santa Anita Derby festivities but the horse is still here at Santa Anita and his status hasn’t changed much,” said Desormeaux, who has handled the disappointment of missing the Triple Crown candidly and forthrightly.“He’ll have a thorough examination and then we’ll decide if we’re going to send him off to the farm again, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.“He’s doing great, his legs look great. We’re going to do an ultra sound tomorrow to make sure things are progressing nicely, and as long as they are, he’s going to remain here. If the doc thinks the horse might benefit more by going to the farm, then we’ll do that, but in my estimation, he’ll be staying here.”NEWCOMER STELLAR WIND FAVORED IN SANTA ANITA OAKSIn only her second start for John Sadler since a recent private purchase by Hronis Racing LLC, Stellar Wind seeks Grade I status when she runs in Saturday’s $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks at 1 1/16 miles.“She’s doing well,” Sadler said of the daughter of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin. “She’s trained steadily and everything’s gone perfect. This is a step up in class but we’re looking forward to it. She’s doing great.”            The field for the Santa Anita Oaks: Light the City, Kent Desormeaux, 5-1; Glory, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Curlin’s Fox, Mike Smith, 4-1; Singing Kitty, Aaron Gryder, 12-1; Luminance, Martin Garcia, 5-2; Stellar Wind, Victor Espinoza, 9-5; and Wild At Heart, Flavien Prat, 8-1.She’s a Big Winner was scratched. Mike Puype100915139%$463,286 James Cassidy68981213%$382,890 Bob Baffert9723161324%$1,894,852 BOLO SHOULD FANCY PACE IN SANTA ANITA DERBYDESORMEAUX OUTSIDE LOOKING IN WITH TEXAS REDSTELLAR WIND CHOICE IN GRADE I SANTA ANITA OAKSSPEEDY BAD JU JU SET FOR EVENING JEWEL STAKESHAVANNA BELLE READY FOR BEST IN PROVIDENCIA Kent Desormeaux19033332317%$1,914,290 Doug O’Neill16422162313%$1,018,420 Brice Blanc5572413%$299,930 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won (Current Through Thursday, April 2) Peter Miller14627271618%$1,352,936 John Sadler12717181713%$1,056,534last_img read more

STEWART ELLIOTT WINS PRESTIGIOUS 2017 GEORGE WOOLF MEMORIAL JOCKEY AWARD; TORONTO NATIVE, BEST KNOWN AS REGULAR RIDER OF SMARTY JONES, SELECTED BY VOTE OF JOCKEYS NATIONWIDE

first_imgWOOLF AWARD TROPHY TO BE PRESENTED IN SANTA ANITA WINNER’S CIRCLE CEREMONY IN MARCH ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2017)–Stewart Elliott, best known for his 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes wins aboard Smarty Jones, has been selected by a nationwide vote of his peers as the winner of the 2017 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.A dominant force for many years in the Mid-Atlantic region, Elliott, 51, shifted his tack on a full-time basis to Southern California in 2016 and has firmly established himself as one of the circuit’s top riders.“On behalf of our membership, I’m elated that Stewart has been selected as this year’s Woolf Award winner,” said Jockeys’ Guild National Manager, Terry Meyocks.  “Stewart is an exemplary example of what the George Woolf Award is all about.  He’s not only a top rider, he’s a top human being as well and he continues to be a solid role model for jockeys everywhere.  On behalf of the Guild, I’d like to congratulate him on what is surely a crowning achievement in his career.”One of the most highly coveted honors in all of American racing, the Woolf Award, which was named in honor of the legendary George “The Iceman” Woolf, can only be won once and was first presented by Santa Anita in 1950.  The award, which honors riders whose careers and personal character earn esteem for the individual and the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing, was won last year by Victor Espinoza.              Born in Toronto, Canada, on March 11, 1965, Elliott has now won more than 4,700 races and has earned the respect of horsemen nationwide for his wide array of skills and consistent work ethic.  Regarded as a strong finisher who is also an outstanding judge of pace, Elliott currently counts local trainers Bob Baffert, Kenny Black, Mike Puype, Art Sherman, Neil Drysdale, Mike Harrington, Jeff Bonde and many others among his regular clientele.“He’s just class through and through,” said Elliott’s agent, Craig Stephen.  “He loves to work.  He’s happiest when he’s on the back of a horse.”One of five Woolf finalists, Elliott outpolled contemporaries Kerwin Clark, Julien Leparoux, Glen Murphy and Scott Stevens to win this year’s edition.  In becoming the 68th Woolf Award winner, Elliott follows in the footsteps of most of the greatest riders of the modern era.The 2017 Woolf Award Trophy, a replica of the life sized statue of Woolf that adorns Santa Anita’s Paddock Gardens area, will be presented to Elliott in a Winner’s Circle ceremony in March.last_img read more