Monday, January 29, 2007
BRAINS is a tool that enables you to isolate the effect of a specific variable, or a group of variables, on the probability of having a specific type of boating accident (based on the relationships between variables in the Boating Accident Report Database (BARD), which is the universe of all reported accidents).
The Coast Guard does not know if variable relationships of non-reported accidents are similar to those reported in BARD. BRAINS also gives you the flexibility to make predictions using variable combinations that are not frequently occurring in BARD.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Derek William Dobbs, 21, pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts, carrying a maximum sentence of nearly three years in jail, in connection with the boating accident that killed Hendersonville teenager Emily Harding in May 2005.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
They haven't always come from law enforcement and other officials, though. Word of Ken Barnes' status has come from the stranded sailor himself, who has been able to ease his family's concerns by satellite phone as an intense search-and-rescue effort continues off the coast of Chile with hopes that help will reach him by Thursday evening.
Ken Barnes has been rescued. Good to see a happy ending to this sea story!
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
The list, which was compiled by the U.S. Coast Guard, is based on a waterway's number of accidents. Fatalities do not factor in, said Kevin Bergersen, Arizona Game & Fish boating law administrator.
A South Dakota man charged in a deadly boating accident on West Lake Okoboji is scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow in Spirit Lake.
Justin Nearman of Sioux Falls is accused of driving a boat that hit the back of another boat, killing Michael Brosnahan of Perry and injuring his wife, Jill, in August 2005.
Nearman pleaded guilty in November to one count of operating a boat while intoxicated resulting in the death of another person. He faces up to 25 years in prison.
Sentencing is set for 1:00 PM Thursday in Dickinson County District Court.