December 1, 2008 Regular News Foundation seeks director applicants Foundation seeks director applicants T he Florida Bar Foundation is seeking eight applicants for its board of directors for terms starting July 2009 under the Florida Supreme Court approved governance plan. The plan calls for 18 members of the Bar Foundation board to be selected equally by the Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar Board of Governors and the Bar Foundation Board of Directors. Applicants for the at-large positions who are members of The Florida Bar also must be members of the Bar Foundation at the beginning of their term in office. Bar Foundation members include annual contributors, foundation fellows, and participants in IOTA.Six of the 18 at-large seats will be filled for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2009. The positions currently are held by: Paul J. Schwiep, Miami; L. Christian Marlin, Miami (Florida Supreme Court appointees); Michael J. Faehner, St. Petersburg; George F. Knox, Miami (Florida Bar Board of Governors appointees); Robert N. Clarke, Jr., Tallahassee; Donna M. Krusbe, West Palm Beach (foundation appointees). All six are eligible for an additional term. Applicants for the at-large positions must be members of the Bar Foundation. Bar Foundation members include annual contributors, foundation fellows, and participants in IOTA.The Foundation also is seeking public members for the board. Two of the public member seats currently are held by Maria E. Henderson, Tallahassee, and Royce B. Walden, Orlando. Both Henderson and Walden are not eligible to serve another term. A joint Bar/Foundation Nominating Committee will consider public member applications. The board must have at least two public members and may include up to four.Since 1981, the Foundation’s board has been the administrator of the Florida Supreme Court’s IOTA Program. The Foundation board also oversees the Foundation’s formal fundraising program, sets investment policies and foundation policies generally, and adopts the annual operating budget.Applications for positions to be filled by the Supreme Court and the foundation (at-large seats), or the joint Bar/Foundation Nominating Committee (public member seats) may be obtained from the executive director of The Florida Bar Foundation, P.O. Box 1553, Orlando 32802-1553, or downloaded from the Foundation’s Web site. Completed applications for these seats must be received by the Foundation by February 10, 2009. The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors embraces the concept of diversity. A diverse membership makes the board stronger, and its work for the Foundation more relevant to the society in which we live. The Foundation strongly encourages minorities, women and persons with disabilities to apply for service on the board. To help achieve the broadest participation, The Florida Bar Foundation “Expense Reimbursement Policy” provides modest reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred during board service for attorney members, and full reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred during board service for public members and members of the judiciary.Applicants will be advised in writing by May 31, 2009, of action taken by the selecting authorities.
Wells Fargo will conduct a ground breaking ceremony as it formally announces plans to double the size of its current facilities at the Ocotillo Corporate Center. Wells Fargo will invest approximately $125 million to expand its current facilities by 410,000 SF which will allow the company to further invest in the community and bring more of its area team members to Chandler.The expansion will add two new four-story buildings, including office space, a meeting and event center, and a full service team member café, bringing total square footage at the campus to approximately 810,000 square feet. The new buildings will be designed and built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).Groundbreaking is on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens head into their wild-card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts sporting their healthiest roster in quite some time as only three players were listed more serious than probable for Sunday.Saftey Bernard Pollard, guard Jah Reid, and wide receiver Tandon Doss were listed as questionable for Sunday’s game, but only Reid appears to be a legitimate concern as the starting left guard appeared very limited during the open portions of practice all week. The second-year lineman is listed as having a toe injury and would likely be replaced by veteran Bobbie Williams should he not be able to play against Indianapolis.Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and right guard Marshal Yanda were listed as probable after both players sat out an entire week of practice leading into the regular-season finale, which they both missed in order to rest injuries. Fullback Vonta Leach was also listed as probable despite missing Thursday’s practice with a lingering ankle injury. Of the 19 players listed as probable on the report, Leach was the only one to miss a practice this week but returned to the field on Friday. Coach John Harbaugh provided an optimistic outlook on the Pro Bowl fullback following the workout and even upgraded his status after initially speaking to reporters. “Vonta is going to be listed as questionable,” said Harbaugh before Friday’s injury report was released. “It might be probable though after today’s practice. Now that I think about it, he looked pretty good today, so he might be OK.”Harbaugh spoke about Lewis’ status in recent weeks, explaining why he was held out of the final few games of the regular season and declaring him fit to go against Indianapolis. Lewis is just over 11 weeks removed from surgery on his right triceps.The 37-year-old linebacker is expected to start at his normal “Mike” linebacker position next to Dannell Ellerbe, but Josh Bynes will be ready to spell Lewis if necessary. Many have wondered whether the Ravens will handle Lewis’ workload like they did with a returning Terrell Suggs back in October, but Harbaugh gave no indication that Lewis would see a limited number of snaps. “He probably could have played, but it would have been a big risk,” Harbaugh said. “We felt like we could get our positioning in the playoffs, and then bring Ray Lewis back when the injury had the best chance to be completely healed, which is 12 weeks after the injury. He’s ready to go. He’s going to play in this game. He should be full-speed.” Meanwhile, Indianapolis has ruled out starting left guard Joe Reitz as he continues to recover from a concussion. Former Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski is questionable with a knee injury but practiced fully on Thursday and Friday.BALTIMOREQUESTIONABLE: WR Tandon Doss (ankle), S Bernard Pollard (chest), G Jah Reid (toe)PROBABLE: RB Anthony Allen (head), TE Billy Bajema (head), WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle), LB Adrian Hamilton (illness), FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle), CB Chris Johnson (thigh), DE Arthur Jones (thigh), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder/thigh), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), T Kelechi Osemele (knee), RB Bernard Pierce (ankle), S Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (abdomen), WR Torrey Smith (knee), LB Terrell Suggs (biceps), G Marshal Yanda (shoulder/knee)INDIANAPOLISOUT: G Joe Reitz (concussion)QUESTIONABLE: RB Delone Carter (ankle), NT Antonio Johnson (ankle), C AQ Shipley (knee), S Tom Zbikowski (knee), T Winston Justice (shoulder)PROBABLE: DT Kellen Heard (illness), T Bradley Sowell (illness), CB Teddy Williams (knee), LB Jerrell Freeman (thumb), QB Andrew Luck (knee), LB Pat Angerer (illness), DE Cory Redding (quad), C Samson Satele (ankle), LB Dwight Freeney (non-injury), LB Robert Mathis (non-injury)