Sheriff: Inmate Escapes From Jail, Freedom Short-lived

first_imgGREENSBURG – A 23-year-old inmate at the Decatur County Jail escaped from the facility but was quickly recaptured Monday.Kevin Kilgore had finished a video court appointment and was making a phone call nearby a jail garage where the door was open, the Greensburg Daily News reports.Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen said the inmate ran out of the garage and fled a couple of blocks away onto McKee Street.Kilgore eluded jailers for approximately five minutes before he was taken back into custody. Prosecutors may pursue escape charges, the sheriff told the newspaper.According to court documents, this was not the first time Kilgore has tried to avoid capture by law enforcement. On Thursday, he was arrested for manufacturing meth after police allegedly found a one-pot meth lab at a home on Lincoln Street.During the police raid, Kilgore is said to have hid in a crawl space before he was arrested.last_img read more

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Archdiocese releases list of accused priests

first_img1970sPriest deceased (2/7/1991) before abuse reported. 1964-1967Removed from priestly ministry (2003). 7/25/1970 1993Removed from priestly ministry (2003). 1958, 1964-1968Priest deceased (2/2/1990) before abuse reported. 5/1/1966 Karl Joseph Miltz1 1947 Mid-1980sPriest deceased (8/9/2000). 1958Priest deceased (11/14/1992) before accusation reported. 5/3/1960 Reported Time Period of AbuseAction Taken 5/2/1983 Date of Ordination John Bernard Schoettelkotte5 1977, 1985Removed from priestly ministry (1998); deceased (12/27/2008). Harold E. Monroe16 Reported Time Period of AbuseAction Taken Date of Ordination Roger Gerard Rudolf1 Albert Vincent Deery23 Late 1950s thru early 1970sPriest deceased (8/25/1972) before abuse reported. 6/1/1985 Joseph Stanley Kos3 Laurence Michael Lynch1 Donald J. Evrard5 Mid-1970sRemoved from priestly ministry (2003). Religious Order Priests Micheal Howard Kelley2 Jack F. Emrich1 1987Removed from priestly ministry(2018). John S. Maung1 5/22/1976 William Kreis1 5/28/1904 1978Reported to USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus; dispensed from the clerical state. 1987-1988Removed from priestly ministry (2002); dispensed from the clerical state on 5/11/2015. Reported Time Period of AbuseAction Taken 5/17/1921 6/10/1919 Name of PriestNumber of Victims 5/27/1947 1977 Jeffrey James Charlton3 1982, 1984, 1986-1987Resigned from the priesthood (1995); dispensed from the clerical state on 11/17/2014. 1974Resigned from priestly ministry (2003); deceased (11/29/2012). 5/3/1956 5/3/1960 1990, 1992Removed from priestly ministry (2003). John Stanley Kramer1 5/11/1959 Patrick Andrew Doyle1 Samuel Thomas Curry7center_img William Leroy Blackwell8 Conrad Louis Cambron2 1969 12/18/1970 5/3/1957 The following priests of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis have a single claim deemed credible which involved a vulnerable adult, age 18, who was an adolescent when at least the emotional aspects of the relationship began. They are Patrick Andrew Doyle and Karl Joseph Miltz. A more detailed list is below: Frederick Adam Schmitt3 6/6/1970 Name of PriestNumber of Victims Name of PriestNumber of Victims Date of Ordination 5/1/1963 George Peter Ziemer1 3/3/1944 1949, 1961Priest deceased (3/12/1972) before abuse reported. Bernard Knoth, SJ1 1976-1982Removed from the priesthood (1984); dispensed from the clerical state on 4/8/2011. Reported Time Period of AbuseAction Taken 1953-1954Removed from priestly ministry by the Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist; deceased (12/26/2011). 1965Removed from priestly ministry by the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus; deceased (7/8/2013). 1973-1974Priest deceased (12/30/1988) before abuse reported. 1978, 1980Resigned from the priesthood (1985). Jonathan Lovill Stewart1 5/20/1920 5/24/1969 1/17/1998 6/1/1991 James Joseph Shanahan1 Brennan Harris, OFM Conv.1 6/7/1975 Roman Pfalzer, OFM2 6/6/1992 Myles Hale Patrick Smith3 1971Removed from priestly ministry by the Franciscan Province of Our Lady of Consolation; deceased (1985). Name of PriestNumber of Victims 1944-1946Priest deceased (3/10/1954) before accusation reported. 1976-1988Removed from priestly ministry (2003); deceased (5/2/2012). Donald O’Shaughnessy, SJ2 Edward Theodore Bockhold2 1972-1973Resigned from priestly ministry (1979); deceased (7/17/2009). 1947-1952Priest deceased (1/28/1986) before accusation reported. 1993-1997Removed from priestly ministry (2018). Indianapolis, In. — The Archdiocese of Indianapolis is committed to protecting children and ensuring that the tragedy of sexual abuse never happens again in the Archdiocese. In the spirit of further accountability and transparency, the Archdiocese is providing this list of clergy who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor or young person.“I pray the release of this list of credibly accused clergy will help all survivors of sexual abuse find the strength to come forward and will set them on the path to healing,” said the Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson, Archbishop of Indianapolis. “I apologize to all victims for the abuse that was done to them and for the failure of the Church to keep them from harm. I pledge to do everything within my power to protect our youth.”The Archdiocese of Indianapolis reports all abuse allegations it receives to Indiana’s Child Protective Services and criminal investigators, as required by law, and encourages all victims to contact civil authorities.The list of clergy deemed to have at least one credible claim of abuse involving a child or adolescent includes 19 priests for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and 4 priests who were members of religious orders who served in the Archdiocese dating back to the 1940s. Since 1940, at least 940 priests and 68 deacons have served in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.The list of credibly accused clergy is based on the recommendation of the Archdiocesan Review Board, which is composed of five lay persons and one clergy member. The current and past members of the Archdiocesan Review Board hold or have held positions in law enforcement, the prosecutor’s office, child protective services, primary education, childhood development, social work, practice of law, and psychology, including neuropsychology.An allegation of sex abuse of a child or young person was deemed credible if, after a thorough investigation and review of available information, the accusation was determined to be more likely to be true than not in the judgment of the Archdiocesan Review Board.The following priests of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis have claims deemed to be credible of at least one act of sexual abuse of a child or adolescent: William Leroy Blackwell, Edward Theodore Bockhold, Conrad Louis Cambron, Jeffrey James Charlton, Samuel Thomas Curry, Albert Vincent Deery, Jack F. Emrich, Donald J. Evrard, Micheal Howard Kelley, Joseph Stanley Kos, Laurence Michael Lynch, John S. Maung, Harold E. Monroe, Eugene Jack Okon, Roger Gerard Rudolf, Frederick Adam Schmitt, John Bernard Schoettelkotte, Myles Hale Patrick Smith and Jonathan Lovill Stewart.The following religious order priests who have served in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis have claims deemed credible of at least one act of sexual abuse of a child or adolescent: Brennan Harris, OFM Conv.; Bernard Knoth, SJ; Donald O’Shaughnessy, SJ; and Roman Pfalzer, OFM.A more detailed list can be found below:Archdiocesan Priests 1974Resigned from priestly ministry (1998); dispensed from the clerical state on 12/6/2005. The following clergy have a single claim of abuse made against them reported to have occurred in the 1940s and 1950s and which was received by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis after the priests were deceased and unable to offer a defense of the accusation. No claims were made while they were alive. Although there was no way to substantiate the claims being made against the deceased clergy, the Archdiocesan Review Board recommended, out of an abundance of caution and transparency, to include their names on the list below: John Stanley Kramer, William Kreis, James Joseph Shanahan and George Peter Ziemer. A more detailed list is below: Eugene Jack Okon4 1955 Date of Ordination 6/8/1974 1955-1957Priest deceased (4/26/1980) before accusation reported. The above lists will be updated if new credible claims or evidence of sexual abuse of a minor are determined.If you are a victim of sexual abuse or sexual harassment by a person ministering on behalf of the Church, or if you know of anyone who has been a victim of such misconduct, please contact civil authorities and the Archdiocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Carla Hill, at (317) 236-1548, or (800) 382-9836, ext. 1548, or by e-mail at carlahill@archindy.org. To make a report online, please visit www.archdioceseofindianapolis.ethicspoint.com.last_img read more

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Newcastle announce the signing of Henri Saivet

first_img “St James’ Park is a really impressive and special stadium. In France, there is nothing that compares to this, and I can’t wait to get out there with my new team-mates and help the team climb the table.” Saivet’s arrival will come as a boost to McClaren, whose side currently sits in 18th place in the Barclays Premier League table and has lost each of its last four games in all competitions 1-0. The former England boss will hope his acquisition, who started his career as a winger, but has lined up in central midfield for Bordeaux this season, is the first of several to arrive at St James’ this month as he battles against relegation. The 54-year-old said: “Henri is someone the club has been watching for a while, and he has developed into an excellent player at Bordeaux. “This is someone with a very good mentality, who is a tough player and a winner. Those are key qualities you need in the Premier League and we are looking forward to seeing him pulling on the Newcastle United shirt.” Saivet came through the ranks at Bordeaux, making his senior debut at the age of 17 and going on to score 23 goals in 178 appearances. Press Association The 25-year-old Senegal international has joined the club for an undisclosed fee, understood to be in the region of £5million, on a five and a half-year contract. Saivet said: “I am very happy to be here at Newcastle. I am really proud to be able to play for this club, and I am really excited at the challenge that lies ahead. center_img Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has clinched his first January signing with the capture of Bordeaux midfielder Henri Saivet. last_img read more

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Chennai Super Kings Look To Bounce Back Against KXIP

first_imgChennai: After a disappointing loss to Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings will aim to return to winning ways when they take on Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Saturday.Despite a fine start to their campaign, the defending champions lost the plot against Mumbai, thanks to Hardik Pandya’s all-round effort. Chennai Super Kings may have won their first three matches, but the yellow brigade looked helpless in their last game and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will certainly try to bounce back against Punjab at home.Chennai Super Kings lacked a death over specialist against Mumbai as the bowlers leaked 48 runs in just the last two overs and the team management will have to look for a solution. Dhoni made a change in his team against Mumbai and is likely to revert back to their original playing eleven, which was fruitful for Chennai in the first three games.Dhoni, who had added an extra pacer in Mohit Sharma, may look to bring back either Harbhajan Singh or Mitchell Santner for the match in Chepauk, which has assisted the spinners this season.Moreover, barring Kedhar Jadhav, no other batsman clicked against Mumbai which was also a major reason for their loss. However, playing at home would be an added advantage and looking at their batting line-up which features Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo among others, Punjab should not take the yellow brigade lightly in their fortress.On the other hand, Punjab have also performed decently so far having won three of their four affairs. But skipper Ravichandran Ashwin must be knowing that Chennai is an extremely difficult team to beat at home.Ashwin didn’t include opener and self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle in the last game against Delhi Capitals as the opener was said to have been stiff. But Ashwin will look to bring back the senior pro in a high-voltage game. Looking at Chennai’s average bowling attack, Gayle could be the perfect man to open the innings for KXIP.Also, David Miller, Mandeep Singh and Sarfaraz Khan add depth to Punjab’s batting line-up but will have to come out with something special to handle the Chennai bowlers in their own backyard.In the bowling department, Punjab could add Varun Chakravarthy in the team as the mystery spinner has played his whole life at the Chepauk and knows the track better than most. Chakravarthy was expensive against Kolkata and was made to sit out in the next two games after conceding 35 runs from three overs. However, the spinner has the ability to turn things around, moreover at home.Their bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Hardus Viljoen, Aswhin and Andrew Tye – haven’t been amongst wickets this season, but the best thing about Punjab is the entire team has clicked as a unit and will have to replicate the show in order to bring more sorrow to the Chennai camp.Overall, another edge of the seat thriller can be expected as it will be the clash of the ‘Kings’ on Saturday. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe school agreed to go through the Independent Accountability Resolution Process, the new independent investigation process for complex cases. The NCAA created the IARP following reform proposals from the commission led by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the wake of a federal corruption investigation into college basketball.North Carolina State was charged last summer with four violations.In other college basketball news:— DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. Coleman-Lands was limited to nine games as a junior transfer in 2018-19 after breaking his left hand. He played in all 32 games this past season and led the Blue Demons with 63 3-pointers while averaging 11 points.GOLF-WOODS-LAWSUIT Cave’s wife, Emily, said earlier on Instagram that doctors were “fighting to keep him alive” in surgery.The 25-year-old Cave scored one goal in 11 games with Edmonton this season. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSNC State accepts NCAA case referral for independent processRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has accepted a recommendation for its NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former one-and-done star Dennis Smith Jr. NFL draft to become charity endeavorUNDATED (AP) — The NFL is turning the league’s 2020 draft into a three-day fundraiser to help six charities dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.The “Draft-A-Thon” will be featured during the draft April 23-25 to raise money for non-profits selected by the NFL Foundation. Among the charities are the American Red Cross, CDC Foundation’s All of Us, Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund, the Salvation Army, and United Way’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement that the Draft-A-Thon will deliver much-needed funding to many who are suffering as well as those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.In other developments related to the coronavirus: Brady appeared on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show” for about two hours Wednesday and discussed a myriad of topics, including his decision to leave the New England Patriots. The six-time Super Bowl winner said he was ready for a new challenge when he elected to become a free agent and signed a two-year, $50 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month.Brady reiterated he has no hard feelings about coach Bill Belichick (BEHL’-ih-chik) not making him a Patriot for life. He added that so many wrong assumptions were made about his relationship with Belichick, or about how Belichick felt about him.In other NFL news:— The Falcons are moving to black pants with black jerseys for their home uniforms in 2020. Those changes are part of a redesign the team says respects past fashion choices with updates “to match the modern progression of Atlanta.” The team’s first redesign in 17 years also include white jerseys and white pants for road uniforms. The Falcons will continue to use black helmets.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS — A two-time Olympic finalist in the 800 meters has died after getting infected with the coronavirus. The Italian Olympic Committee announced the death of Donato Sabia at 56. Sabia finished fifth in the 800 at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and seventh at the 1988 Seoul Games.— A groom who worked at Belmont Park has died of coronavirus complications. The New York Racing Association says Martin Zapata died Tuesday. The 63-year-old native of Panama had spent the past two years working for trainer Tom Morley in New York, which has been hard-hit by the pandemic. NYRA says Zapata tested positive for COVID-19 on March 24 and was hospitalized two days later. He lived and worked at Belmont Park.— The opening of the stable area and training track at Saratoga in upstate New York is being delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The training track was set to open April 15. The New York Racing Association says it has yet to decide an appropriate date to safely open. Saratoga’s racing season is still scheduled to begin on July 16 and run through Sept. 7.— The Tokyo Olympic flame has been taken off public display in Japan. And it’s not clear when it will reappear again, or where — or under what conditions. After the Tokyo Olympics and the torch relay were postponed until next year, the flame was put on display in the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima. It was supposed to remain on display through the end of April, but it was removed to an undisclosed location after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh AH’-bay) declared a state of emergency yesterday that includes limiting large crowds.MLB-HAMILTON-INDICTMENT Update on the latest sports — Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp said Wednesday that officials believe a 13-game college football schedule would be possible even if the start of the season was delayed until October because of the new coronavirus. Sharp added that there are many unknowns about football season because of the pandemic that has killed thousands and shut down sports across the globe.— The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, have been rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022. The event was pushed back a year because the Tokyo Olympics were delayed until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The track worlds were originally scheduled for Aug. 6-15, 2021.— Formula One says it will furlough half of its staff until the end of May and senior executives will take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. F1 says senior leadership figures will take “voluntary pay cuts while still continuing to work and not in furlough,” and CEO Chase Carey will take a “much deeper” pay cut. F1 has postponed eight races so far this season and the Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled. The season is currently scheduled to begin in France on June 28. More postponements are likely to turn into cancellations, but F1 has said it is still hoping to stage between 15 and 18 races out of the original 22.— The president of the International Paralympic Committee says the body has “cash-flow” problems because of the Olympic and Paralympic postponement until 2021. Andrew Parsons says about 5% of spending is being cut from the IPC’s budget. Parsons says the problem is due partly to broadcast rights holders who want to delay their payments until the product is delivered. Parsons says it’s not a question of “losing money” but rather some temporary belt tightening.— The players and coach on Switzerland’s national soccer team have declined to take more than $1 million of payments that were due from their federation in 2020. The team was scheduled to play in the now-postponed European Championship in June and had two games in Qatar canceled last month because of the coronavirus pandemic. The shutdown of games has cost the Swiss soccer body millions of dollars. Federation chairman Dominique Blanc says it’s a “magnificent gesture” from the players. Blanc tested positive for the virus three weeks ago. Team captain Stephan Lichtsteiner says, “we wanted to set an example and show solidarity.” Woods, caddie suedUNDATED (AP) — A Florida man has filed a lawsuit against Tiger Woods and his caddie, claiming he suffered injuries from the caddie pushing him out of the way during a tournament two years ago.The civil complaint was filed yesterday in Pinellas County and alleges Brian Borruso tried to take a selfie as Woods approached his tee shot left of the 13th green in the third round of the Valspar Championship. Borruso maintains caddie Joe LaCava “intentionally shoved” him and caused him to stumble and fall into the crowd before being treated for injuries at a hospital.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSBrady says time was right to change teamsUNDATED (AP) — Quarterback Tom Brady says it was time for a change. The draft can’t feasibly be held until the playoffs are completed or the entire season canceled. The draft had been scheduled for Montreal in late June.NHL-OILERS-CAVEOilers’ Cave out of emergency surgery, remains in comaUNDATED (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers say forward Colby Cave has undergone emergency surgery after suffering a brain bleed.The team posted on Twitter that doctors removed a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on Cave’s brain Tuesday. He remains in a medically induced coma at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. April 8, 2020 Ex-Rangers star indictedFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child after his teenage daughter accused him of beating her.A Tarrant County grand jury indicted the 38-year-old Hamilton on Monday. He remains free on $30,000 bond after he turned himself in to authorities on Oct. 30. If convicted, he faces a prison sentence of two to 10 years in prison.Hamilton’s attorneys say the Rangers Hall of Famer is innocent of the charge. His 14-year-old daughter told her mother, Hamilton’s ex-wife, that her father struck her after he became enraged by a comment from her.According to an affidavit by a Keller Police Department detective, Hamilton’s daughter told police that he went on a rampage Sept. 30. NHL-DRAFTLafrenière tops list of NHL draft-eligible prospectsUNDATED (AP) — Forward Alexis Lafrenière remained No. 1 when the NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s released its final ranking of draft-eligible prospects Wednesday, while German forward Tim Stuetzle was ranked as the top European prospect.Lafrenière was leading the Quebec Major Junior League with 112 points on 35 goals and 77 assists in 52 games when play was canceled by the coronavirus pandemic.Sudbury Wolves center Quinton Byfield and Erie Otters defenseman Jamie Drysdale are ranked second and third among North American prospects.last_img read more

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Suarez and Rakitic see Barca through

first_imgBy Richard MartinBARCELONA,(Reuters)-Barcelona came through a testing local derby at Espanyol to win 3-0 and cling on to their slender lead at the top of La Liga thanks to two clinical finishes from Luis Suarez and a strike from Ivan Rakitic made by a vintage slalom run by Lionel Messi.Suarez pounced on a disastrous backpass from Jose Manuel Jurado to break the deadlock in the 50th minute and Rakitic sealed the win in the 76th by side-footing home Messi’s cutback after the Argentine had torn through the home defence.Suarez, who had failed to score in his previous five games in all competitions, took advantage of another calamitous error by the otherwise impressive Espanyol backline and rifled in from close range in the 87th minute.Barca were under pressure to win after Real Madrid had beaten Valencia to provisionally lead the standings earlier in the day, and the champions got an early fright when Jurado eased into their area but fired wide of the far post.Espanyol’s good organisation then went to waste when Jurado gifted the ball to Suarez, who knocked it past former Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez with an effortless flick of the outside of his right boot.Barca top the standings on 81 points due to their superior head-to-head record over Real, who also have 81 and have a game in hand.last_img read more

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Disappointment for Our Lady’s in Harty Cup semi final

first_imgThe second half saw Middleton pull away again – with Middleton more than doubling Our Lady’s score – it finished up there 2-27 (33) to 16 points.Middleton will face Ard Scoil Ris in the final. Photo © Tipp FM It’s disappointment for Our Lady’s Templemore who’ve missed out on a spot in the final of this year’s Harty Cup.Our Lady’s Templemore opened the scoring, with a point inside the first minute, but Middleton shot a point followed quickly by a goal in the next 60 seconds – and they pushed to a big lead.Templemore, however, went through their purple patch in the second quarter – where they fought back to go in just 2 points down at half time -Midleton CBS : 2-8(14) Our Lady’s Templemore: 0-12(12)last_img

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Local Business Donates Oil Changes to Help Seniors for the Holiday

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis“This is our way, and hopefully it takes off,” those are the encouraging words, Mike Newberry uses day in and day out at his shop.When it comes to hard times seniors often get overlooked. Wanting to make a change, Newberry is joining the Alpena Senior Citizens Center to dig a little deeper for the holidays to try to help pay some bills donating all oil changes to the seniors in the area.“I hear a lot of the seniors come in and they can’t afford some of the things that their insurance won’t cover. It’s unfortunate; we need to help. The seniors it seems like they are forgotten about. They’ve put their time in a whole lot and it’s time to give them a little respect,” Newberry said.The senior center has created a method for the program due to the mass volume of needs.“We’ve developed an application process along with the application of course for seniors that are need such as co–pays, we’ve got one senior that needs help with getting an ID bracelet that has Alzheimer’s, we have request for someone to help when the snow starts coming. So this isn’t just monetary, it’s also people developing their time,” Center Manager, B.J. Sander said.Newberry and the senior center hope to make this a permanent foundation in 2018.“He sees the need out there and it makes me so happy to know that there are so many compassionate people in this community that are willing to help our seniors. After all we are a retirement community and we have tons of seniors out there that do need help,” Sander said.    AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Worldwide Candle LightingNext Experts Share Tips on How to Stay Safe During the Holidayslast_img read more

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Kyle Kuzma upbeat about foot injury, maintains lofty goals for Lakers

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Lakers guard Kyle Kuzma gets ready for a photo shoot during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)From left, Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo gather for a photo during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma admires his disposable film camera during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma takes photos with a disposable film camera during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kyle Kuzma gets ready for a photo shoot during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 4Los Angeles Lakers guard Kyle Kuzma gets ready for a photo shoot during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)ExpandEL SEGUNDO — From the wings of LeBron James’ press conference, Kyle Kuzma leaned in to take a picture with a disposable camera.A reporter pointed out his playful demeanor minutes later, wondering how Kuzma was in such high spirits following the official announcement that injury will keep him out for at least half of the preseason.“What?” Kuzma said. “Am I supposed to be sad?”It’s clear the 24-year-old doesn’t see the stress reaction in his left foot, which has hindered him for nearly a month, as a looming obstacle to get where he wants to be this season. And he’s as ambitious as ever: Asked about his individual goals this season, Kuzma said he wants to be an All-Star. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He’s working really closely with the staff, and the progress he’s made has been terrific,” he said. “There’s a lot of optimism and not a whole lot of worry, concern or fear. I think Coach (Frank Vogel) has made it clear in conversations that we want to do what’s best for the player in making sure we heal him long term.”Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions USA Basketball helped Kuzma in other ways, particularly in confidence. He said he’s worked throughout the offseason to mold a more consistent jump shot after constant tweaks in his form last year. He also enjoyed playing for Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr among other prominent coaches on the Team USA staff: “I learned a lot.”Kuzma’s exact role on this team is unclear: After starting 68 games last season, there’s a chance he could come off the bench if the Lakers remain committed to starting a true center alongside Anthony Davis. That didn’t appear to alter Kuzma’s expectations for the year.“I don’t really care,” he said. “I know that for me, I’m gonna do what I do when I get on the court, when I get out there. I’m still one of the best players whenever I step on the court. Bench or starter, I know I’m an important piece of this team, and I know what I want to do with my career.”center_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersSaid Kuzma: “I don’t see why not.”Initially, that will be impeded by his foot, which Kuzma said started to hurt when he was in Australia with Team USA. He called it “serious” but also said “it’s not serious,” indicating that it was ideal that the injury was diagnosed well before the regular season.“I knew it was serious right away, because we had an offday prior to the morning I woke up and I was hurting,” he said. “So obviously that wasn’t normal.”Kuzma hasn’t been cleared for practice or for games, though he’s expected to accompany his teammates to China in another week then be re-evaluated when they return. He’s kept up his conditioning by swimming and using a stationary bike.While the injury hasn’t been healing as quickly as anyone would like, General Manager Rob Pelinka praised how Kuzma has handled it. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more

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Megatron, Dr Banner for Mercury Sprint

first_imgThe three-year-old campaign leading up to the season’s first classic continues at Caymanas Park today, with the Mercury Sprint for native bred maiden three-year-old colts and geldings over the straight taking the spotlight. The race, which has been divided into two sections, follows on the heels of the Eight Thirty Sprint for the fillies last Saturday, which saw the highly-fancied debutante DANCING QUEEN and odds on favourite POISON GAS winning their respective divisions in contrasting fashion. Division one of the Mercury Sprint has attracted 12 starters and indications are that first-time runners MEGATRON and BOLD SYMPHONY, to be ridden by champion jockey Shane Ellis and Orlando Foster, respectively, will fight out the finish. Both have looked well forward at exercise in preparation for the race, especially the Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes-trained MEGATRON. The roan colt by Seeking The Gold out of the Slick Trick mare Chikiney looked real sharp at exercise last Saturday morning, galloping from the gates in 1:00.0, the last three in 46.1, beating stable-companion LITTLEMISSEMMY, who is no slouch, quite easily. A week before that he clocked 1;00.1 and with his preparation complete, gets the nod over the Philip Feanny-trained BOLD SYMPHONY, a bay colt by Image Maker out of Tejano Symphony, who galloped from the gates in 1:00.4 last Saturday morning as well, the last three in 46.1. So it’s MEGATRON to win from BOLD SYMPHONY and the Wayne DaCosta-trained LITTLE BIG HORN, who has shown promise in two of his three starts to date. Division two looks tailored for the Feanny-trained newcomer DR BANNER, with Oneil Mullings aboard. The chestnut colt by Adore The Gold out of the Schism mare Deja Vu caught the eye at exercise recently when clocking 1:01.0 out of the straight. Having secured a favourable high number draw in another 12-horse field, DR BANNER should lead home Gary Subratie’s NOLAN HILL, who ran well on his recent debut over the round course when chasing home CRUISING MOTION, and returns with Lasix administered. Other firm fancies on the 10-race card are SOUTHERN CRUISE in the opening race over 1400 metres, NUCLEAR AFFAIR in the third, EL CLIENTE in the fourth, TURBO MACHINE CAT in the fifth and STORMING in the ninth.last_img read more

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