Sunday thoughts: Medallion, European Union, O.J., Manziel and the Kansas Legislature

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -2 Vote up Vote down Jeff · 215 weeks ago Fred Goldman, selfless? Hardly. He has squeezed, or attempted to squeeze, every seedy little drip of OJ’s yard sales and memorabilia for the past twenty years. If OJ’s relatives sell a lawnmower, there is Fred with his hand open, palm up. He is as much of a self-seeking skank as any of those you mentioned. Report Reply 1 reply · active 215 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Bobby Wilson · 215 weeks ago Good for Goldman. As OJ has hid so much that could have been sold. The Goldman did not ask for their son to be murdered nor did they ever want to be dragged into a homicide trial that turned into a circus. They simply wanted justice for their son. I would want the same. Report Reply +11 Vote up Vote down iceman318 · 215 weeks ago I liked the manziel topic his dad is so correct. All that talent wasted. in more ways than I can post. Report Reply 1 reply · active 215 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down redfanx2 · 215 weeks ago You are correct. At least his parent understands “tough love”. And if the money used to promote OJ and his choices was used for good there would be no starvation! Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 215 weeks ago Bipartisan – not taking sides http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns… Report Reply 1 reply · active 215 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down I.B. Well · 215 weeks ago After the snow job she did in the obama administration, Sebelius has no room to criticize anyone. She should simply fade away into obscurity. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Devoted Fan · 215 weeks ago Loved your comments/thought on Britain’s exit of EU! Always knew Cueball had a funny and serious side especially on the OJ saga. And if it’s sticking it to WDNews (not daily anymore) is good, go ahead-have at it! More interesting reading on Newscow from my viewpoint. Report Reply 0 replies · active 215 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for Sunday, June 26, 2016…1. Medallion huntThe official start of the Kansas Wheat Festival is still two weeks away, but it truly starts Monday when the first clue of the Medallion Hunt is released, Monday exclusively at 6:30 a.m. on Sumner Newscow. A list of rules can be found here.This marks the fourth year Sumner Newscow is co-hosting the event along with Steve Page. With a registered button, you could get a cool $1,000 if you are to find the Medallion.As always, I’ll reiterate the position of Sumner Newscow as we have in years past. Much like the advertisers of this website, Sumner Newscow has nothing to do with contest’s content. We don’t make up the clues, we don’t organize the event, nor do we participate in the contest in any way other than providing the daily clues online and press coverage surrounding the event.Diana PageTherefore, it would be a waste of your time to complain to me. My official position is: whatever controversy that might develop, I will stand 100 percent behind the organizers who work their tails off to make this a fun event. So if you want to cry a river about the Medallion, take your tears elsewhere.Also, I want to salute the late Diana Page, who for years, made this Medallion Hunt a great event. It doesn’t seem possible she is not involved. RIP, Diana. Every summer at this time, your legacy will be revisited.•••••2. Open wound Europe…Two things are obvious from Great Britain’s vote to exit the European Union:1) The world is in a “screw you” mood – which bodes well for Donald Trump here in the U.S. in November;2) The European Union was destined to collapse anyway.Let’s look at the history of that region. Two World Wars not to mention countless revolutions throughout history have been fought on European soil. When the Maastricht Treaty was signed in 1992 bringing 28 countries together to form the European Union, it seemed inevitable someone was eventually going to balk.I remember my publisher at the Grove (Okla.) Sun telling me then: “This won’t work. I give it 10 years before one nation pulls out. I bet it will be England. That country has always been more independent than the rest. Once England pulls out, then it will all collapse.”Sure enough, he was correct other than the fact his prediction was off about 14 years.Five other countries are ready to split: France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary. In the center of it all is Germany, who is trying desperately to keep the European Union intact. Hmmm. Germany against the rest of Europe – where have we heard that before?There is a part of me that thinks this is all a bunch of much ado about nothing. What exactly has the European Union done to better the world? Is it really necessary we all have to come together, hold hands, and love one another?Inevitably, if you put a group of people together with one purpose, eventually that one purpose becomes two and factions form. And then there are break ups – whether it be dance studios, economic development commissions, youth sporting events, football factory conferences, minority groups, fast-food restaurants etc., etc. etc. Life is one big fight and will always be one big fight.And that isn’t a bad thing.Sumner Newscow wasn’t born just because we wanted to provide local news to the community. I’ll admit part of it was to stick it to the Wellington Daily News.Life is an evolution. If Great Britain is leaving the EU, this probably isn’t such a bad thing.••••••3. O.J. Simpson blather…You know how someone could make a lot of money? How about opening an O.J. Simpson museum?Maybe they can make an exhibit in which people can chase around a Ford Bronco in little police bumper cars on a go cart track. Families could participate in a scavenger hunt in which they search for a bloody knife. How about an interactive exhibit in which you can put on different items of clothes for Marcia Clark before going to trial? Maybe there can be an exhibit in which people can try on O.J.’s glove to see if it fits their hand.It’s been more than 20 years since the Simpson trial, and we still can’t get enough of it.I’m guilty as charged. I watched the FX show “People v. OJ Simpson” and the latest ESPN series “O.J.: Made in America.” in its entirety, and will watch the next O.J. special that comes along.And of the countless hours in my life wasting away on “O.J.” triving, nothing quite made me want to throw the remote through the television set more than when juror Carrie Bess, who is about 122, stated on camera that 90 percent of the jury acquitted Simpson because they wanted revenge for the Rodney King verdict – in which white L.A. Police officers were acquitted for the beating of a black man a few years earlier.I keep thinking about that trial and the media circus surrounding it, and I’m hard-pressed to find one person associated with it that had an ounce of redeeming qualities. There was the monster who is O.J., his adoring entourage, the cast of prosecuting idiots, the incompetent judge, the immoral defense dream team, the pathetic press, the biased jurors, the incompetent L.A.P.D. and forensic team, the racist cop, the cheering crowds during the police chase, and just a general lack of empathy.Was there anyone out there with one redeeming quality?If I could nominate one person, I’d give it to Fred Goldman, the father of Ron Goldman who O.J. murdered.He was his son’s No. 1 advocate, and the sole voice of selfless behavior.•••••4. Ooops, wrong number … Johnny ManzielI have spent a lifetime making wrong numbers. It started with a rotary phone, proceeded to a touchtone phone and now I am a full-fledged multi-media wrong numberer. I can send wrong e-mails, wrong texts, wrong telepathic messages to the wrong person during any wrong part of the day. It’s a skill I have perfected with great precision.But no matter how many wrong number or messages I make, I haven’t made one quite like the lawyer who is representing former disgraced NFL quarterback Johnny ManzielDefense attorney Bob Hinton thought he was messaging a fellow attorney when he sent a message that said his client would not be able to pass a drug test and that he recently spent $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store after a hit-and-run accident last week. “God help us if he has to pee in a cup,” he wrote.Then he pushed “send.” And it went to the Associated Press instead of the attorney.Oops.I’m not sure if A.P. should have used that information since it was client-attorney privileged information and it wasn’t meant for them. And what did it matter? We already know Manziel has a drug problem and has pretty much already ruined his career anyway.But the bigger story was the response of his dad, Paul Manziel, after the story ran.He told ESPN: He’s a druggie. It’s not a secret that he’s a druggie. I don’t know what to say other than my son is a druggie and he needs help. He just hasn’t seeked it yet. Hopefully he doesn’t die before he comes to his senses. That’s about all you can say. I don’t know what else to say. I hate to say it but I hope he goes to jail. I mean, that would be the best place for him. So we’ll see.If I were Johnny, that very public message from dad is 100 times more potent than some random accidental text.•••••5. Life ahead…The Kansas Legislature blinked and passed a bipartisan bill Friday that takes $38 million from a variety of sources and puts it toward equalization aid  for property-poor school districts. Thus there will be no standoff between the legislature and the Kansas Supreme Court and there will be no school shutdown.Call it a temporary honeymoon.Next year, Kansas Legislatures will return to the state house needing to establish a permanent state funding bill in a state that is completely broke, during a non-election year. In the meantime, we have an election. It is up to the Kansas voters if we want more of the same, or make a change.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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California couple accused of strangling newborn

first_imgA California couple has been arrested after authorities say the couple allegedly strangled their newborn baby.According to the Oxnard Police, they were called to St. John’s Medical Center Friday due to the report of an infant who was brought in with suspicious injuries.  Doctors found that the infant was unconscious and attempted to resuscitate the infant, however, he later died of his injuries.During the investigation, authorities found that the infant’s mother 20-year-old Andrea Torralba and her boyfriend, 21-year-old David Villa did not want the child so they decided to strangle him.Both has since been arrested on a felony charge of assault on a child by means of force resulting in the child’s death.Villa’s bail has been set at $5,000,000 while Torralba’s bail has been set at $1,000,000.last_img read more

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Sammie’s win completes a full set of titles

first_img14 Jul 2016 Sammie’s win completes a full set of titles Cornwall’s Sammie Giles has won the English women’s amateur championship at West Lancashire – and completed a full set of national titles. She has already won the English women’s stroke play, played last year on another Lancashire course at St Annes Old Links, and she captured the English women’s mid-amateur at Bath in 2014. The 21-year-old from St Mellion (Image © Leaderboard Photography) described herself as excited by her latest win, scoring one-under par over 72 holes, and said: “This one is the most important because it’s the closed championship and you’re playing against all your England team-mates.” Giles, who helped England to victory in the 2015 Women’s Home Internationals, finished ahead of a host of other internationals. Lizzie Prior (Burhill) had to settle for second place for the second year in a row after she finished on level par. Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) was third on one-over, while Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) and Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) were fifth on two-over. Girl international Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer) achieved her own target with a sixth place finish on three-over. The host club’s Hollie Muse finished 11th on nine-over while Eloise Healey was 32nd. At the start of today’s final 36 holes the lead was shared by Prior, Lamb and Cloe Frankish (Chart Hills) who were all three-under. Giles was tied fifth and marked time in the third round with a level par score which put her three behind Prior, who was the sole leader going into the final round. In the afternoon Giles made her move with two-under 72 which pipped her challengers. “There’s a tough stretch on the back nine, from the 10th to the 13th, and I managed to come out of that one-under, and that was the turning point,” said Giles. “This morning I played pretty steadily but I made so many clubbing errors because the wind was so difficult, it was straight across and really difficult to judge. My short game was great, though, and I made up and down for par pretty much every time I mis-clubbed. “This afternoon we got the clubbing better and I gave myself far more birdie opportunities,” added Giles who, as usual, had her father on the bag. She’s now taking a short break from golf to re-charge after this event and after playing in her regional County Match Week. Her next big date is the defence of her stroke play title at Bristol & Clifton from 16-18 August.  Click here for full scoreslast_img read more

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Irfan Pathan gives valuable advice to Indians on how to fight Coronavirus

first_imgImage Courtesy: Instagram(@irfanpathan_official)/APAdvertisement 2gNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsfn79Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3rc2v( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) zxmWould you ever consider trying this?😱aflm8Can your students do this? 🌚4v1Roller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus, originating from China, has spread its wings into other countries around the globe, and have caused serious havoc, especially in Italy and Iran. The COVID-19 has now finally made its way into India, and to counter the contamination of the virus in the humongous population, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already announced a ‘janata Curfew’ which is on today. WHO, and several celebrities on social media have come forward to advise the population on how to counter the spread of the virus, and the latest words come from none other than Irfan Pathan.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram(@irfanpathan_official)/APAccording to ICMR, there have seen 315 positive cases of Coronavirus in India as of today, and already there have been six deaths. In the worrying situation, the former Team India stalwart has gone hand in hand with several other sportspersons of the country.As the country is going into lockdown and people are self-isolated and quarantined in their own homes, Irfan Pathan uploaded a video on his official Instagram account yesterday, addressing the Indian public on some valuable counsel and guidelines on how to tackle further spread of the virus.Advertisement Irfan captioned the advisory clip with:“Don’t be scared of the #corona virus but be vigilant. Take care of the sanitation. But importantly have a right attitude towards yourself and others #care.”Check it out here-Advertisement “Hello, India. Everyone is currently in panic mode and afraid due to the novel coronavirus but you don’t need to be,” Irfan started the video off with a hopeful message.The former all rounder continued about personal hygiene and some necessary dietary changes, which can help in the long run.“Wash your hands properly and try to wash dirts under your nails with soap and running water, also drink a lot of water and eat a lot of fruits to help your body build a strong immune system which can fight the Coronavirus.”Although there have seen strict guidelines from WHO themselves and the Govt of India to avoid public gatherings, the irresponsible lot are still continuing with the ceremonies in the current state of emergency, and Irfan didn’t forget to empathise on that vary topic.“We need to slightly change our attitude. I was sitting at my home yesterday and I heard trumpets blowing in a marriage procession and when I looked many people have gathered to celebrate, I know that marriage dates might have been pre-decided but now that you know the severity of the situation don’t gather in public.” the 35 year old added.“Please follow government instructions now that you know coronavirus can spread, it depends on our attitude.” Irfan concluded.Also read-Another Juventus superstar and Cristiano Ronaldo teammate tests positive for Covid-19COVID-19: NBA Launches NBA Together Initiative in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic Advertisementlast_img read more

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KIJHL teams back for final stretch run

first_imgCastlegar gave the third-place Leafs a little breathing room by knocking off the Murdoch leaders 3-1 Thursday in the Sunflower City. But Nelson still trails Beaver Valley by 14 points.Authur Andrews and Tyler Robinson scored first period goals and Jordan Gluck made 30 saves to spark the Rebel win.The win keeps the Rebels within striking distance — three points — of the Hawks. The teams meet again Friday in Fruitavale.Meanwhile the Leafs travel to Spokane before hosting the Braves in the annual New Years Eve clash at 2 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Grand Forks, the other Murdoch Division teams, is idle until January 6 when the Bruins host Castlegar. The Nelson Leafs return to the ice today as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club begins the unofficial second half to the Junior B season Friday in Spokane.Nelson, 19-13-0-2, enters the final stretch with little room for error as the club trails the two Murdoch Division front runners — Beaver Valley and Castlegar — each by more than 10 points.last_img read more

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Kootenay Ice let one slip away, drop 4-3 decision to Fraser Valley

first_imgCoy Prevost of Kimberley and Ross Amour also scored for the Ice.Justin Bowerman scored twice to lead the T-Birds.Saturday, Kootenay, playing perhaps its best game of the season, scored a season high seven goals en route to the lopsided victory.“We had a fantastic game Saturday,” Wright exclaimed. “Even Sunday I thought the guys played very hard and deserved better.”Trevor Van Steinburg of Cranbrook scored twice to lead the Ice.Spencer McLean of Montrose, Ryan Neil of Fruitvale, Podgorenko, Nelson’s Sam Weber and Jacob Yuris of Trail also scored for the Ice.Provost, a Western Hockey League draft pick of the Saskatoon Blades, finished Saturday’s game with three assists.Jason Mailhiot and Carson Schamerhorn, both of Trail shared the netminding duties in goal during the weekend for Kootenay.Kootenay takes to the road for two very tough games Saturday and Sunday against the Vancouver Northwest Giants.The Giants hold down second spot in league standings, four points behind leading Okanagan Rockets.“This will be a very good test for us,” said Wright. “So we’re going to focus on having a great week of practice and work on our zone coverage in the defensive zone.” The Kootenay Ice missed a golden opportunity to climb the B.C. Hockey Major Midget League standings during a weekend home series.Costly penalties down the stretch proved to unravel the Ice, allowing the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds to escape with a 4-3 victory Sunday at the NDCC Arena.Kootenay, 3-9-2 on the season, remain a point behind Fraser Valley and five back in the race for the final playoff spot. The Ice opened the two-game set Saturday with a 7-3 victory in Nelson.“For the first time this season we got a little undisciplined and that cost us,” said Ice skipper Robbie Wright.“(Fraser Valley) is a big strong club and a couple of their guys started running around and got under our skin.”“But overall on the weekend I thought we played well, it was just a couple of bad penalties that really hurt us Sunday,” Wright added.Trailing 3-1 in the third, Nelson’s Justin Podgorenko pulled Kootenay to within a marker of Fraser Valley.However, the Ice took three penalties, two at the 9:34 mark of the third period with the Thunderbirds already being assess a minor penalty, to kill any momentum.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons – Sisters In Sync

first_imgKootenay Rhythm Dragons – Sisters In Sync aligned a First Place finish in the Women’s Championship “B” Division at the Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival held recently in the Central Okanagan City. The Sisters, with six new paddlers and contributions from a few other teams, captured the the B Championship Division and a fourth place overall.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to recognize the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons — Sisters In Sync with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, Carla Klein, Janet Stephenson, Jocelyn Davies, Frances Long, Deb Rhyder, Lena Guignion, Maggie Mulvihill, Brooke Campbell, Louise Andrew, Melissa Michaud, Amy Grumme, Mary Walters, Pat Gibson, Cath Little, coach Puleng Pratt, Marlene Pozin, Deb Smith, Tammy Nygaard, Peggy Scott, Dawn Jacobsen, Diane Tulloch(Steersperson), Verna Poohachoff and Jill Jacobsen.Next up for the squad is a Penticton event in September.last_img read more

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