We all know the story; a young and promising rock and roll star taken from the world in the prime of his life. That’s what happened to Blind Melon’s lead singer, Shannon Hoon, who passed away on October 21st, 1995 – exactly 21 years ago today.Hoon and his band Blind Melon had taken the world by storm, capturing a certain rock and roll whimsy with an elevated sense of maturity. The band was incredibly popular during the first half of the 1990’s, powered by their mega-hit “No Rain” and supported by countless great songs. Things were only looking up for Blind Melon in the mid-90’s, as the band had just spent time in New Orleans recording their sophomore album Soup.That is, however, until Shannon Hoon tragically overdosed at just 28 years old. The success of Blind Melon led many of the band members to drug and alcohol abuse problems, and stints in rehabilitation were unsuccessful. His untimely death sent shockwaves through the world, depressing avid fans and harshly reminding others about the pitfalls of the rock and roll lifestyle.Shannon Hoon will always be remembered for his one-of-a-kind vocal approach and beautiful songs. Though he passed away so many years ago, Hoon will never be forgotten. In honor of his life, please enjoy this full performance captured just one month before the end, in September of 1995.RIP Shannon.
October 15, 2003 News and Notes Jeffrey S. Kurtz, an associate of Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum, LLP, Ft. Lauderdale, has been designated village counsel for the Village of Wellington. Thomas A. Culmo, of Culmo & Culmo, P.A., Miami, lectured at a seminar titled Handling of a Personal Injury Case in Federal Court, sponsored by the National Business Institute. He also presented a lecture on opening statements at the A.J. Cohn Trial Advocacy Institute, in Orlando, which was sponsored by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Hubert C. Childress, of Childress & Charpentier, P.A., Melbourne, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Brevard County Legal Aid Associaton. Paul Steven Singerman and Paul A. Avron, of Berger Singerman, co-wrote an article titled “Of Precedents and Bankruptcy Court Independence,” which was featured on the cover of the August/September issue of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal. Pedro A. Freyre, of counsel to Akerman Senterfitt, has been elected chair of the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board. Katherine C. “Kacy” Lake, shareholder of Fowler White Boggs Banker, has been selected to participate in the 2004 class of Leadership Tampa. David W. Henry, of Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A., has been appointed program chair for DRI’s Intellectual Property Litigation and Insurance Conference in San Diego. Mary F. Smallwood, partner of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., received the Bill Sadowski Memorial Public Service Award in recognition of her record of public service in environmental and land use law. Brian P. Kirwin and Tomasita D. Crowell, of Kirwin Norris, P.A., spoke at a Lorman Education Services seminar titled Public Contract Code and Competitive Public Bidding in Florida. Joe Adams, of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., was appointed to the Task Force on Homeowners’ Associations by Diane Carr, secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Robert D. Pritt, city attorney for Naples, has been named Florida’s Outstanding Municipal Attorney of the Year by the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association. Mark A. Levy, an associate of Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum, LLP, was selected to participate in the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Leadership Ft. Lauderdale, Class X. Brian L. Tannebaum, of Tannebaum, Planas & Weiss, has been appointed legislative director of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Martin R. Raskin, of Raskin & Raskin, P.A., in Miami and Naples, spoke on Criminalization of Employment Related Matters: A Changing Landscape, at the fall conference of the National Employment Lawyers Association held in St. Petersburg. Peter W. Zinober, of Zinober & McCrea, P.A., Tampa, was elected to a four-year term as a management member of the Council of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Assocation. Trenton H. Cotney, an associate of Glenn Rasmussen Fogarty & Hooker, P.A., was appointed to the University of Tampa Board of Counselors. Lawrence H. Kolin, of Alvarez, Sambol, Winthrop & Madson, P.A., will serve on the advisory committee for the nonprofit Jewish Pavilion, a program of the Jewish Senior Housing Council of Greater Orlando. Timothy S. Franklin presented Top Five Things to Know About Community Development Districts at a recent People’s Law Day Symposium in St. Johns County, sponsored and chaired by Judge Patti Christensen. Louise B. Zeuli, of Louise B. Zeuli, P.A., presented Mental Capacity Issues in Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Probate Law, to the estate, guardianship, and trust committee of the Orange County Bar Association in Orlando. Michael S. Budwick, of Meland, Russin, Hellinger & Budwick, P.A., has been appointed to the board of directors of Chabad of South Dade, Inc., also known as Chabad of the Grove, a nonprofit organization that provides programs, services, and institutions to serve Jewish families throughout South Dade. Lynn E. Wagner, president of Litigation Alternatives, Inc., Winter Park, has been appointed to the arbitration panel of the United Mine Workers of America/Bituminous Coal Operators Association, District 17. Rhea F. Law, president of Fowler White Boggs Banker, has accepted the Florida Council of 100’s invitation of resident membership, with approval from Gov. Jeb Bush. David S. Hendrix, a shareholder of GrayHarris, Tampa, has joined the board of directors of Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County, Inc. John H. “Jack” Hickey, was named as a fellow and life member of The Florida Bar Foundation. Amy S. Rubin, partner of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., West Palm Beach, spoke at the litigation management super course, Hot Topics and Ethics Issues for Corporate Counsel, sponsored by The Network of Trial Law Firms. She spoke on Terrorism’s Impact on In-house Counsel and Litigation. Colleen M. Fitzgerald, of GrayHarris, Tampa, has been selected as vice president of membership for the Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers for the 2003-04 year. Mark Eiglarsh, partner of Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben, Waxman & Eiglarsh, P.A., Miami, made his second appearance on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” where he spoke concerning the Title VI complaint filed by the NAACP, alleging Florida’s educational system is unconstitutional. Neisen O. Kasdin, of Gunster Yoakley, has won the 2003 Building Our Community Award for community excellence in real estate law. Garrett J. Biondo, of Goldfarb, Gold, Gonzalez & Wald, P.A., Miami, co-chaired the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers’ 2003 Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute in Orlando. Bruce J. Winick was honored by the Heart Sight Miami Committee for the Foundation Fighting Blindness at their annual dinner. Patrick J. Lannon, an associate of White & Case, LLP, Miami, spoke at a Lormar seminar about IRA planning strategies for the transferring and preserving of wealth. Matt Bartolomei, of Hill, Adams, Hall & Schieffelin, Winter Park, gave a speech titled Emergency Medicine from the Defense Perspective at the annual meeting of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians in Ponte Vedra. Michael A. Lampert, of West Palm Beach, addressed a seminar sponsored by the National Business Institute, for which he spoke on Florida Sales and Use Tax Update. Michael Goldstein, of Akerman Senterfitt, Miami, moderated a seminar on environmental liability and delivered a keynote speech titled Sustaining Sustainability: Reflections on Brownfields Reuse and Redevelopment in Florida, at the Sixth Annual Florida Brownfields Conference held in St. Petersburg. Gregory Taylor, of Gelch Taylor Hodkin Kopelowitz & Ostrow, P.A., spoke at the Real Estate Expo in Hollywood, where he lectured on mortgage law at the two-day seminar. Burnadette Norris-Weeks, of Ft. Lauderdale, was awarded the Above and Beyond Award at a recent American Bar Association conference for her work as chair of the ABA’s Section of Litigation’s Minority Trial Lawyer Committee. Neil Linden, a shareholder with Adorno & Yoss, has been appointed chair of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. Allison E. Butler, of Grazi and Gianino, Stuart, has published an article in the German journal, IHR, titled “Caveat Emptor: Remedy-Oriented Approach Restricts Buyer’s Right to Avoidance Under Article 49 (1) (a) of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.” Stacey Koch, of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Miami, was elected to the board of directors of the Miami-Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Elliot Wilcox, of the Office of the State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit, presented a one-hour CLE program titled Beyond “What Happened Next?”–Improving Your Direct Examination, for the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s DUI Trial Advocacy Schools in Cocoa Beach and Orlando. He also presented Protecting Seniors from Fraud, to Community Care for the Elderly. Eddie Francis, of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., has been named chair of the City of Orlando Municipal Planning Board for the 2003-04 term. Steven M. Ziegler, of Hollywood, presented a seminar titled Liability Exposure and Reduction of Risk, to the senior staff and medical directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. William T. Hennessey, of Gunster Yoakley, West Palm Beach, was a featured speaker at two Florida Bar seminars on basic probate and guardianship, where he made his presentation, titled Uncivil War: Navigating the Battlefield of Probate and Trust Litigation. Trevor Brewer, associate of Foley & Lardner, Orlando, was honored as chapter president of the year by the University of Central Florida Alumni Association. Douglas M. Halsey and Neal McAliley, of White & Case, LLP, Miami, took part in the annual 2003 Environmental and Land Use Law Annual Update, held on Amelia Island. Halsey delivered a talk on regulatory takings, a Harris Act update, and other property issues; McAliley discussed recent developments in the Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the federal Superfund statute. Stephen K. Tilbrook, partner of Shutts & Bowen, LLP, Ft. Lauderdale, has been elected to a second term as president of the board of directors of the Riverwalk Ft. Lauderdale Trust. Bob Murphy, vice president and CEO of Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, was elected chair-elect of Pensacola Clean and Green, an affiliate of Keep Florida Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful. Walter Gonzalez, Jr., associate of Holtzman Equels, has been elected to the board of directors of the CHARLEE Program, Homes for Children of Miami-Dade County. Bryan Greenberg, a partner of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., Ft. Lauderdale, was named to the board of directors of the Broward County Humane Society. October 15, 2003 Regular News
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