Join the Brock team for Relay for Life June 20

Join the Brock team for this year’s Relay for Life. This event is a 12-hour relay on June 20, beginning at 7 p.m., and lasting until 7 a.m. the following morning.The Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life is an opportunity to get together with family and friends and celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back in the hope of finding a cure. Students, faculty, staff, friends, and family are invited to join the Brock team in the fight against cancer.Register online with the Brock University team.There is a registration fee of $10 per person, but each team member must raise a minimum of $100 in pledges. You will be provided with dinner, a midnight snack and breakfast. If you would like to get involved but do not wish to participate, you’re invited to purchase a luminary for $5 in SLIC (Mackenzie Chown A204) or online.For more information, please contact Colleen McGuire, or contact the Student Life team at 905-688-5550 ex. 6321 read more

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Ohio executes man for drugfueled bookstore murder

first_imgI am here for Henry Dupree. I’d like to apologize to the family for what I’ve done. I’m sorry.Treesh also thanked prison staff and his execution team, saying “they treated me well.”Treesh, 48, had exhausted his appeals after 18 years on death row and was denied relief by Republican Governor John Kasich, who had previously commuted the sentences of four other death row inmates and expressed reservations about the death penalty.Treesh was condemned to die for the murder of a 58-year-old security guard and the attempted murder of a 42-year-old salesman in the armed robbery at a bookstore in Eastlake, Ohio. He was arrested after a lengthy high speed chase.The crime capped a three-week spree of violence and sexual assault in five other states (Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin) committed with an accomplice as they sought money to buy more drugs, court documents showed.Living proofTreesh had previously expressed remorse while in prison and said the murder was not premeditated.“I am living proof of what drugs can do to you. If it saves one kid, then maybe my dying is not in vain, this is the only positive thing I can do to try and help right a wrong,” he told the local paper.Treesh is the 50th person executed in Ohio and the 1,324th in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. There are currently more than 3,000 people on death row in the United States.- © AFP, 2013 THE STATE OF Ohio executed a man who killed a security guard while robbing a bookstore amid a drug-fueled crime spree, officials said today.Frederick Treesh, who was stealing money to buy more cocaine at the time of the 1994 murder, is the fourth inmate executed so far this year in the United States.RemorseHis death by lethal injection was declared at 10.37am (3.37pm GMT), a spokesman for the state’s prison department told AFP.He expressed remorse in his last words, telling observers that he wished a photo of his execution could be used to convince others to stay away from drugs.This is where drugs lead you. This is true life.last_img read more

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