What’s in a name?Apparently quite a lot, according to the Bar Board of Governors, which has denied a request from the (take a deep breath) Special Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice/Ancillary Business to change to something a bit less cumbersome.Program Evaluation Committee Chair Michele Cummings presented the commission’s request to change its moniker to the Special Commission on Business Practices at the board’s recent meeting. She said the PEC endorsed the change and joked that it was a “very important” issue. Board members, albeit with good humor, said they didn’t like the change.Board member John Cardillo first said the proposed name emphasized the business side of law too much and suggested it be titled the Special Commission on Professional and Business Practices. But board member Gerald Beer objected, saying that sounded too much like the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which oversees most nonmedical professions in the state and which some state legislators have said they want to take over lawyer regulation.Board member Jennifer Coberly said even though the Enron and Arthur Andersen accounting scandal have blunted the push for MDPs, it’s still important for people to know the Bar cares about the issue.“This issue is being debated nationwide and I think we should leave it alone,” agreed board member Buck Vocelle.The discussion prompted Bar President Terry Russell to shake his head and say, “I cannot believe we’re debating this.”He called for a vote on the PEC motion to approve the name change, and the board rejected it overwhelmingly on a voice vote. Bar board denies panel’s name change request April 15, 2002 Regular News Bar board denies panel’s name change request
From left: Alyssa Brinkman, Caz Burdette, host of “The Morning Show”Osgood, In. — Activity begins to build at the Ripley County Fairgrounds today. It’s check-in day for animals, 4-H projects, banners and scrapbooks. “Kids Corner” in the Farm Bureau Building will be open from 10 a.m. to noon.Sunday is the Grand Opening of the Ripley County 4-H Fair at 6 p.m. on the Free Stage. Here is a list of additional events for Sunday:The 4-H Horse & Pony Show at 8 a.m.The Osgood Lions Club will present the Antique Tractor Pull in the grandstands at 10 a.m.4-H Poultry Sow at 3 p.m.4-H Projects open to the public at 5 p.m.At the Grand Opening ceremony on the Free Stage the Queen, Alyssa Brinkman, and her court will be officially crowned and introduced. A 4-H Banner Parade and Style Show will be held after the ceremony.