VERSAILLES, Ind. – State troopers are offering a few safety tips during the Halloween holiday.Parents and children will be out in full force over the next few days trick-or-treating and police would like to remind residents to observe a few rules that endorse a fun and safe evening:Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child’s vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous.Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.Make sure older children trick-or-treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so parents know where they will be.Instruct children to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on.Encourage children to trick-or-treat while it’s still light out. If children are out after dark, make sure they have flashlights and travel on well lighted streets.Remind children not to enter the homes or cars of strangers.Remind children not to eat any of their treats until they get home.Check out all treats at home in a well-lighted place.Only eat unopened candies and other treats that are in original wrappers. Remember to inspect fruits for anything suspicious.Motorists are reminded that they should also do their part in making Halloween safe for children.
ATLETICO Madrid forward Diego Costa is to face trial on June 4 for tax fraud.According to a court filing, Costa, 31, defrauded the state of more than 1 million euros (£813 000) by not declaring payments of more than 5.15 million euros (£4.19M) from his 2014 move to Chelsea.In addition, he did not declare more than 1 million euros in image rights.Prosecutors in Madrid want the Spain international to be given a six-month prison sentence and a fine of 507 208 euros (£457 128).Spanish law allows sentences below two years for non-violent crimes to be exchanged for a fine, so if found guilty Costa would avoid prison if he paid an additional fine of 36 500 euros (£32 896).Costa re-joined Atletico from Chelsea in 2017.The amounts Costa is alleged to have defrauded the Spanish government in 2014 are accurate using the currency exchange rates at the time.
A former assistant coach from Syracuse’s 1986-87 Final Four team said he was shocked to hear of the allegations that SU associate head coach Bernie Fine molested two ball boys. Barry Copeland, who worked as a volunteer assistant coach for two seasons before becoming a assistant coach for the 1986-87 and 1987-88 teams, said he was shocked at the news that former ball boy Bobby Davis accused Fine of sexually molesting him for several years beginning in 1984, according to an article published by ESPN. When The Daily Orange contacted Copeland, it was the first he heard of the news. ‘It’s a shock to me, quite frankly,’ Copeland said. ‘The fact you’re even saying that this is happening, it’s been on the news, there was nothing that I could comment on as far as I saw or anything that would lead me to believe that was going on.’ Copeland said he remembers Davis and the other ball boys coming on some road trips with the team. He also said they were at practice all the time and at the home games. Copeland said he talks to Fine maybe once a year and called him a close friend. Fine was placed on administrative leave by Syracuse University on Thursday night, Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs, said in a statement.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The former assistant coach was mainly in shock as he digested the news. But he said he could not think back to any situations that would make him believe the details in the allegations were happening. ‘Man, I’m a little blown away by it,’ he said. ‘I haven’t heard, this is the first I heard of it, and man. There’s nothing that I can think of that would lead you to believe this was going on. ‘ … This is something, it’s a total surprise to me.’ email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: firstname.lastname@example.org | @mark_cooperjr Comments