Kissimmee Police Sgt. Bruce Connors is charged with a hit-and-run accident outside a Brevard County topless bar where video of the accident shows an angry bartender chasing him from the parking lot as he sped away in his pickup. Orlando Sentinel #scion #cars


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Kissimmee cop charged after hitting strip club employee’s car in parking lot

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A Kissimmee police officer was charged after he slammed into an employee’s car in the parking lot of a Brevard County strip club and left the scene, records show.

Sgt. Bruce Connors, 36, was charged in early October with leaving the scene of a crash after ramming the car parked outside the Lido Cabaret in Cocoa Beach, records show.

He was relieved of duty 21 days later on Oct. 30 and placed on paid administrative leave. Connors, who joined the department in 2004, earns $66,000 a year.

The department has launched an internal affairs investigation of the incident. Police Chief Lee Massie declined comment.

Surveillance video of the crash shows an employee of the strip club dressed in a thong and corset running after Connors’ pickup moments after he hit rammed her 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass sedan on Oct. 9 and sped away, records show.

Kissimmee Commissioner Art Otero involved in domestic disturbance

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City Commissioner Arturo “Art” Otero was involved in a domestic disturbance a week ago after arguing with his wife outside a Kissimmee bar, police reports show.

A police report described Otero, who has announced he’s running for mayor next year, as intoxicated when he showed up at Kissimmee police.

City Commissioner Arturo “Art” Otero was involved in a domestic disturbance a week ago after arguing with his wife outside a Kissimmee bar, police reports show.

A police report described Otero, who has announced he’s running for mayor next year, as intoxicated when he showed up at Kissimmee police.

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The club already knew who he was and where he lived. A week earlier, Connors had been drinking there and left without paying his tab. The club has a policy that anyone running a tab must hand over a credit card and driver’s license until the bill is paid, according to officer manager Vanessa Castillo.

Castillo gave investigators a photo copy of Connors’ driver’s license that identified his home address as the Kissimmee Police Department.

Videos from the club’s surveillance cameras released by the Brevard-Seminole State Attorney’s Office show Connors and two friends walk out of the club shortly before the crash. Connors kicked off his sandals and began shadow boxing barefoot on the pavement.

After slipping his sandals back on, Connors dropped his keys and took a moment to retrieve them before opening the driver’s door of his truck. After sitting for about a minute, he put the pickup in gear and immediately struck the classic car parked next to him, the video shows.

The defendant struck the Oldsmobile, stopped, changed the direction of his front wheels, drove further continuing to strike, a Brevard County Sheriff’s investigator wrote after watching the video. The defendant stopped for a moment, then fled the scene.

That’s when Jessica Bruce, 27, the car’s owner and a bartender at the strip club, came out of the club and began running after Connors’ pickup which briefly stopped at an intersection before speeding away. The sheriff’s office described noticeable damage to the Cutlass’ front bumper, hood, driver’s side fender and wheel well.

Bruce could not be reached for comment.

Records state Connors was advised of his Miranda rights to remain silent and told the crash investigator he was driving. struck the vehicle that was next to him and he fled the scene.

In January, he received his agency’s employee-of-the-month award.

Connors has distinguished himself within the department by proving that he is a hardworking, strong leader and team player. His can-do attitude and willingness to help is second to none, records state. He is a true team player and great leader, who displays a high degree of dedication to his position and his department.

CORRECTION: A previous version of the story incorrectly identified Jessica Bruce’s job at the strip club. She is a bartender.


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What Is A PhD?

Brief definition

In the UK, a PhD stands for Doctor of Philosophy , sometimes referred to as a doctorate . It is the highest level of degree that a student can achieve. At some institutions, including Oxford University, a Doctor of Philosophy is known as a DPhil. It is distinct from professional doctorates such as an Engineering Doctorate (EngD).

PhD Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree is a minimum requirement and many will also require a master s degree (such as an MA, MSc or MRes). Some funded PhD s will be on a 1+3 basis, which is one year of a master s plus three years of PhD funding.

How to apply for a PhD

Prospective PhD students are usually expected to submit a research proposal to the department they wish to undertake their study in. Some departments will encourage students to discuss their ideas with an academic working in that field first. The proposal will outline what they intend their research to investigate, how it relates to other research in their field and what methods they intend to use to carry out their research. Some PhD s however, particularly in the sciences, are advertised as studentships where the research aims are more prescriptive.

How long is the course?

A PhD usually lasts three years (four for a New Route PhD see below), or rather, any available funding usually lasts for that time. Students may be able to take extra time in order to complete their thesis but this will usually be at their own expense. For part-time, self-funded students, a PhD can take up to seven years.

What s involved

A PhD usually culminates in a dissertation of around 80,000-100,000 words, based on research carried out over the course of their study. The research must be original and aim to create new knowledge or theories in their specialist area, or build on existing knowledge or theories. Many departments initially accept students on an MPhil basis and then upgrade them to PhD status after the first year or two, subject to satisfactory progress. Students who are not considered to be doing work appropriate for PhD level can instead submit a shorter thesis and gain an MPhil.

There is little taught element in a PhD students are expected to work independently, supported by their department and a supervisor. There may be seminars to attend and/or lab work to complete, depending on the subject. During their study, students will try and get academic papers published and present their work at conferences, which will allow them to get feedback on their ideas for their dissertation.

New Route PhD

Introduced in 2001, the New Route PhD is a four-year programme that combines taught elements, including professional and transferable skills, with the student s research. There are now hundreds of NRPhD students studying a variety of subjects at a consortium of universities across the UK. Check www.newroutephd.ac.uk for further information and a list of participating universities.

Career prospects for PhD Students

PhD graduates who go on to work in academia usually start off by undertaking postdoctoral research and then a fellowship or lectureship. Other career options will depend on what the PhD was in commercial research is an option for some, and many are able to use their specialist knowledge and research skills in areas of business and finance.

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Charles Morgan says he ll build his own Morgan cars

Sacked as a director of his family-owned firm, Charles Morgan says he ll set up his own car maker

Charles Morgan, the sacked strategy director of the 104-year-old car maker . Morgan, is planning to set up a rival company to build cars that will build on the innovation and heritage of my grandfather, he says.

Charles, the last member of the founding family working full time at the Malvern-based sports car maker, was sacked from holding company Morgan Technologies and subsidiaries Morgan Motor Co, Morgan 3 Wheeler and Aero Racing on October 14.

The holding company remains wholly family owned (Charles has about 30 per cent of the stock), which indicates a major split in the family descended from the founder, HFS Morgan. Charles says he is also taking legal advice about his rejected appeal against the dismissal.

Steve Morris, managing director of Morgan Technologies, admits that running the company with an estranged shareholder such as Charles is challenging, but we are focused on building cars and the Company remains strong .

He refuses to discuss the matter further, saying it s a confidential matter between employee and employer.


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Charles Morgan says he ll build his own Morgan cars

Sacked as a director of his family-owned firm, Charles Morgan says he ll set up his own car maker

Charles Morgan, the sacked strategy director of the 104-year-old car maker . Morgan, is planning to set up a rival company to build cars that will build on the innovation and heritage of my grandfather, he says.

Charles, the last member of the founding family working full time at the Malvern-based sports car maker, was sacked from holding company Morgan Technologies and subsidiaries Morgan Motor Co, Morgan 3 Wheeler and Aero Racing on October 14.

The holding company remains wholly family owned (Charles has about 30 per cent of the stock), which indicates a major split in the family descended from the founder, HFS Morgan. Charles says he is also taking legal advice about his rejected appeal against the dismissal.

Steve Morris, managing director of Morgan Technologies, admits that running the company with an estranged shareholder such as Charles is challenging, but we are focused on building cars and the Company remains strong .

He refuses to discuss the matter further, saying it s a confidential matter between employee and employer.