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          Hang Up and Listen: The Déjà Vu All Over Again Edition      Cache   Translate Page      

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Lindsay Gibbs of ThinkProgress to discuss the Kansas City Chiefs’ decision to cut star running back Kareem Hunt after TMZ released a video of Hunt pushing and kicking a woman. The New York Times’ Marc Tracy also joins to talk about Alabama’s crazy come-from-behind win over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, where they were led by onetime starter and now backup quarterback Jalen Hurts. And Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated assesses the U.S. men’s national soccer team’s new head coach Gregg Berhalter and the tortured process that led to Berhalter’s hiring.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Follow Lindsay Gibbs on Twitter and listen to her podcast Burn It All Down.

• Gibbs on the Kansas City Chiefs’ decision to cut Kareem Hunt and how the Reuben Foster case shows the NFL has failed every test on domestic violence.

Hunt’s interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters.

• The Kansas City Star’s Sam Mellinger argues that the Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill “shows a path away from a heinous crime.”

Follow Marc Tracy on Twitter.

Tracy’s game story on Alabama’s comeback win over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.

Backup quarterback Jalen Hurts led the Crimson Tide to victory and was celebrated for staying at Alabama after losing the starting job.

Tua Tagovailoa revealed in an interview with ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi that his father beat him for playing poorly.

Follow Grant Wahl on Twitter.

• Wahl’s story on the botched hiring process that led U.S. Soccer to hire Gregg Berhalter.

• Eric Betts wrote in Slate that there’s no reason for American fans to trust U.S. Soccer.

• Matthew Doyle on what we know about Berhalter as a coach.

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly teddy bear tosses:

Stefan’s teddy bear toss: Mongolian knuckle-bone shooting and other sports on UNESCO’s lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Josh’s teddy bear toss: On Ronnie Cahill, who had the worst season by a quarterback in NFL history.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan and Josh talk with Slate writer and Alabama fan Molly Olmstead about what it’s like to root for a football team that never loses.

Podcast production and edit by Patrick Fort.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.


          Martyr or “American Dickhead”?      Cache   Translate Page      

In January 1956, five young American missionaries decided to make contact with a small tribe of natives in eastern Ecuador, with the purpose of converting them to Christianity. Instead, just a few days after their first direct contact with the group, they were speared to death on a secluded beach. News of the missionaries’ deaths spread quickly in the United States. Life magazine devoted a 10-page spread to the story of “five devout men who sought to bring the word of God to a fierce tribe of Stone Age savages.” The reverence for the missionaries went even deeper in Christian circles, where believers saw the men as martyrs killed for their faith.

Last month, a 26-year-old Christian missionary named John Allen Chau was killed on a remote Indian island in strikingly similar circumstances as the men in Ecuador.* Chau dreamed of converting the members of an isolated tribe on the North Sentinel Island, who are known to aggressively resist contact from outsiders. He attempted to prepare to do so, but he didn’t speak the language. At one point, he wrote to his mother, he approached a group of North Sentinelese from the water and “hollered: ‘My name is John, I love you and Jesus loves you.’ ” Chau was killed, apparently by bows and arrows, the next day on the beach.

The public reaction to Chau’s death has been much different than the response to the men in Ecuador 60 years ago. Mainstream media outlets have published opinion pieces accusing Chau of “cultural imperialism and insane arrogance,” for example; on social media, he’s been called an “asshole,” a “failed colonizer,” and an “American dickhead.” Many critics pointed out that Chau’s expedition was a violation of Indian law, which forbids outsiders to even approach the island. It was also an epidemiological risk to the North Sentinelese, who have not built up immunity to many common illnesses including the flu. And even if the North Sentinelese were not harmed by new germs, contact with outsiders could irreparably alter their lives and culture.

In traveling to an “unreached” people group, Chau was acting out one of evangelical Christianity’s highest imperatives—and most cherished narratives. “There’s a sense in evangelical and missionary circles that one of the highest things you can do is take the Gospel to a group who has never heard it,” said historian Kathryn Long, the author of a forthcoming book about the 1956 mission in Ecuador. For many evangelicals, this is the most dramatic version of fulfilling Jesus’ “Great Commission,” in which he told his followers to “go and make disciples of all nations.”

Intriguingly, however, even Christians have not hailed Chau as a clear-cut hero of the faith. “Chau’s stunt not only had absolutely no chance of success, it also stood to bring sickness and death to this tribe,” the conservative Christian writer Rod Dreher wrote last week. “How could any Christian justify this?” Dreher was among those pointing out that Chau’s death has prompted a regional backlash that could make life harder for the minority population of Christians in India, not to mention Christian aid workers and long-term missionaries there.

Part of the reason Chau’s story has prompted a backlash among both Christians and secular observers is because Chau seemed to approach the island with a cartoonish style of Western swagger. In his diary, parts of which have been made public by his family, he wrote of attempting to befriend the islanders with offerings of scissors and safety pins, and by singing Christian “worship songs.” “There’s been such a sea change in evangelical missiology over the past 50 years about the danger of cultural imperialism,” said Thomas Kidd, a historian at Baylor University who wrote a blog post about media reactions to Chau’s death.
“There’s much more sensitivity among evangelicals than there was at the time of [the missionaries in Ecuador’s] death.”

If Chau had been acting as a rogue agent, his missteps would be easier for Christians to dismiss as an aberration unrelated to traditional missionary work. That’s how it seemed when the story of his death first emerged: He had traveled to the island by himself, and it wasn’t clear whether he was affiliated with an agency with an expertise in the logistics and ethics of cross-cultural missionary work.

As it turns out, however, Chau had indeed received training and support from a number of American evangelical missions groups. One of them was All Nations, an interdenominational organization based in Missouri. “John Chau was not foolhardy,” Pam Arlund, a member of the international leadership team at All Nations, told me by email. “All Nations believes John was prepared to be able to contact the North Sentinelese well.” Chau approached the Kansas City–based agency about two years ago with a goal of visiting the island “to share the love of Jesus with them.” Arlund said that he had been working toward the project since he was 18, even selecting his major at Oral Roberts University (in health, exercise science, and sports medicine) with the trip in mind. He spent a summer in linguistics training with another well-established Christian organization, SIL International, to prepare to acquire the North Sentinelese language once he landed there. He also participated in an All Nations training program for potential missionaries and continued with an online “internship.”

All Nations had contact with Chau as recently as Oct. 18. In a recent interview with Christianity Today, another leader at All Nations described Chau as “thorough and meticulous in his preparation,” and said he had quarantined himself for a period of time before approaching the island to try to reduce the risk of disease transmission. Arlund said All Nations did not provide specific logistical advice on Chau’s mission but believed he was well prepared.

The apparent fact that Chau was not acting impulsively or independently will make his case more unsettling for many evangelicals. “There’s a high-wire act that evangelicals have to contend with,” said Kidd. “To outside observers, they’d say of course this is cultural imperialism, you’re imposing your culture. Evangelicals say, we can set aside culture and just boil it down to the Gospel.”

That’s an idea that would not have occurred to the five men in Ecuador, who have been the subject of hagiographic books and movies since their death, including the 2006 drama End of the Spear. (Attending an evangelical college in the late ’90s, I lived for two years in a dormitory named for one of the men.) Kathryn Long points out that the deaths in Ecuador came at a critical moment for evangelicals, as they were beginning to see themselves as a distinct cohort. The influential magazine Christianity Today was founded in 1956. Billy Graham’s evangelistic “crusade” took over Madison Square Garden for 16 weeks in 1957. At the time, the five missionaries “symbolized what evangelicals wanted to be,” Long said. Now, John Allen Chau may become a symbol of exactly the opposite.

Correction, Dec. 3, 2018: This post originally misstated when John Allen Chau died.


          Don’t Trust the Process      Cache   Translate Page      

Four hundred and eighteen days after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, 415 days after Bruce Arena’s resignation from the position, the U.S. men’s national team finally has a new permanent head coach: Columbus Crew manager and former U.S. national team defender Gregg Berhalter.

Berhalter’s first order of business will be stopping the wheels that have been spinning idly since the loss to Trinidad and Tobago that cost the team its qualification. The one squint-real-hard-and-you-might-see-it-if-you’re-the-insufferable-kind-of-optimist silver lining to failing to qualify was that the U.S. would have a 10-month head start on preparing for the 2022 tournament. Since the World Cup in Qatar doesn’t start until November, a promising crop of young talent would have a five-year cycle to grow into the new coach’s system.

That time is now lost. Spain hired its new coach eight days after being eliminated from the World Cup. Egypt and Tunisia, both knocked out by the end of June, made their hires by Aug. 1. (Tunisia has already fired Faouzi Benzarti, even though he won all three of his games in charge and led them to qualification at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.) Meanwhile, the U.S. has waited, first for the election of the new U.S. Soccer president, Carlos Cordeiro, in February; then for the hiring of the new men’s team general manager, Earnie Stewart, in June; then, finally, for the end of the Crew’s MLS season earlier this month. Four hundred and eighteen days. The only thing more depressing than the morass the men’s program found itself in post-Trinidad is how reluctant U.S. Soccer has seemed to pull itself out.

The nets, from what we know of the hiring process, do not appear to have been cast far and wide. New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch, perhaps the co-favorite along with Berhalter, took himself out of consideration by moving to RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga as an assistant. Other mooted possibilities, such as Peter Vermes of Sporting Kansas City, said they didn’t get further than preliminary talks. FC Dallas coach Óscar Pareja, who just took a job with Mexico’s Club Tijuana, told reporters in late September that he hadn’t gotten an interview. (He apparently did speak to U.S. Soccer sometime after that, according to Yahoo’s Doug McIntyre.)

Other foreign candidates such as former Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio and Atlanta United manager Tata Martino, formerly of Argentina and Barcelona, said they weren’t even contacted, the latter possibly because of an asinine requirement that the new manager speak English fluently. Earlier this month, Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl reported that former Spain and Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui had reached out to U.S. Soccer via an intermediary to express interest in the job, only to be told it was too close to the end of the process to bring in a new candidate.

Four hundred and eighteen days is a lot of time to spend not interviewing people. U.S. Soccer has yet to convince anyone that Berhalter didn’t have the job all along. This is a slight problem only because his brother, Jay Berhalter, already works high up in U.S. Soccer as the chief commercial and strategy officer, overseeing broadcast and corporate partnerships and event operations. In theory, hiring a new national team coach is well outside Jay’s purview, but the process has not exactly been a model of openness and transparency, and at the very least Gregg’s smooth path into the country’s most prominent job is bad optics. Some U.S. Soccer fans have already spent much of the past decade carelessly crying nepotism. You would think the federation might have an interest in trying to stave that off this go-around.

Awkward family ties or no, Berhalter is a heartening if not exhilarating hire for a program that really needs to get this one right. He comes to the job with—and almost certainly got the job because of—a clearly defined style of play that he’s instituted in Columbus over the past five years, one based on stretching the defense laterally then quickly changing the point of attack to hit the gaps that have been created. The system has coaxed career years out of three different center forwards: Kei Kamara in 2015, Ola Kamara in 2017, and Gyasi Zardes in 2018. Zardes was playing right back for the Los Angeles Galaxy a year ago, and this year he finished tied for fourth-most goals in the league.

The Crew has had up and down years both defensively and offensively since Berhalter took over before the 2014 season. This year it scored the second-fewest goals in the league, though it balanced that out with an organized defense that limited opponents’ transition opportunities. Columbus hasn’t won a trophy during Berhalter’s tenure, though it did finish as MLS Cup runner-up in 2015 and made the playoffs in four of his five years despite a salary budget that’s in the league’s bottom third.

After spending the better part of a decade wandering the tactical wilderness with only Jürgen Klinsmann’s motivational speaking and Bruce Arena’s let-the-old-guys-figure-it-out strategy as guides, literally any coherent soccering system seems like an upgrade for the U.S. Even 2018, the team’s inadvertent gap year free from the responsibilities of a major tournament or qualifying, has been spent toiling in interim head coach Dave Sarachan’s off-the-rack 4-1-4-1, which sacrificed creativity and attacking intent in favor of stability and numbers behind the ball. Same as it ever was, though in Sarachan’s defense he has missed his key source of both creativity and attacking intent for much of the year. Christian Pulisic suited up for the U.S. just three times in 2018 after being given the summer off to rest and picking up small injuries during the first two of the fall international windows.

Without a permanent head coach or the team’s best player, U.S. Soccer leaned hard into the mantra of generational change to gin up interest in its 2018 games. Sarachan trotted out some incredibly young lineups this year, giving 27 total caps to 20-and-under players Tim Weah, Josh Sargent, Weston McKennie, and Tyler Adams, then fed those lineups to the likes of France, Brazil and Colombia, where they’ve won one of their past eight. No matter. “The Future is US,” according to U.S. Soccer’s new, maddeningly vague marketing campaign. What future? When?

It’s the federation’s own “Trust the Process,” a promise that while things may have gotten bad, they are being handled by someone, somewhere. But U.S. Soccer, which drew out the program’s most important decision for 418 days and still managed to bungle its execution, has done little to prove it deserves that trust. (On the men’s side, at least. The U.S. women are rampaging through the present like a T-1000, going undefeated in 2018 ahead of their World Cup next summer.)

Instead the federation is passing the responsibility to make good on that promise—and the promise of its talented young players—on to Berhalter. U.S. Soccer is trusting that his structure will help the team succeed at the international level, and that his results will help fans forget what a shambles the hiring process ended up being.


          “A Bronx Tale”      Cache   Translate Page      

 

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, / Who never to himself hath said, / This is my own, my native land! / Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d, / As home his footsteps he hath turn’d…”

—Sir Walter Scott

 

Native land means different things to different people. To some it’s a nation with well-defined borders, like France or Sweden; to others, it transcends borders, à la Ireland or Korea. For many, I think, native land invokes something more intimate and parochial: a patch of earth that, no matter where life takes us, stays synonymous with home. For me, that place is the Bronx of the 1950s and ’60s, a lower-middle/middle-middle-class agglomeration of apartment houses, single-family homes, and small businesses sprawled between Long Island Sound to the east and the Hudson River to the west, a so-called bedroom borough whose north-south subway lines transported its inhabitants to and from jobs in Manhattan. 

Reeking of exhaust and incinerators, the Bronx was chockablock with pizzerias, German and Jewish delis, Irish bars; blessed with spacious parks, a world-class zoo and botanical garden; and possessed of the Ruthian diamond—the crown jewel of major league baseball—Yankee Stadium. The skyline looming to the south was the imperial city, a dream-big place, proximate yet far away. Ours was the workaday, no-illusion city, its concrete precincts filled with cops, firemen, pipefitters, clerks, mechanics, motormen, taxi drivers, teachers, housewives, shop owners, wire lathers, civil servants, and union members, the everyday people who kept the place running.

Solid, stolid, often the butt of jokes (“The Bronx, no thonx,” wrote Ogden Nash), the borough was a small-scale Yugoslavia: ethnic enclaves interspersed with areas in which, though physically mingled, groups lived psychically and culturally apart. Jews, by far the most numerous population, branched out from the Art Deco stem of the Grand Course. Highbridge, Kingsbridge, and Woodlawn were heavily Irish. Fordham, presided over by the Jesuit Gothic of the eponymous university, was bordered to the west by the well-heeled Irish parish of St. Nicholas of Tolentine; to the southeast by Belmont, a tight-knit Italian village of modest apartment buildings and meticulously tended one- and two-family homes.

The once-Irish/Jewish South Bronx filled with newly arrived Puerto Ricans and African Americans. The East Bronx was a trifecta of Jews, Irish, and Italians. Riverdale, in the borough’s northwest corner, felt like an appendage of suburban Westchester County. Fieldston, adjacent to it, was a privately owned enclave of privilege and palatial homes.

Home to almost a million-and-a-half people, the borough had only one real hotel, the Concourse Plaza. It was often referred to as the “Bronx’s Waldorf Astoria,” a description more aspirational than exact, which is not to say it wasn’t a fine place to spend the night. Around the corner from where my wife was raised and a Mickey Mantle home run away from Yankee Stadium, the Concourse Plaza is at the center of the 1956 movie A Catered Affair, a tale of working-class Irish-Catholic parents in conflict over their daughter’s wedding reception.

In an improbable feat of casting, the taxi-driving, Irish-Catholic dad is played by Ernest Borgnine, the daughter by Debbie Reynolds, and the mother by Bette Davis, whose attempt at a Bronx accent is somewhere between a misfire and weird. (Barry Fitzgerald, her brother, has a rich Irish brogue, a discrepancy left unexplained.) The movie was based on a television play by Bronx-native Paddy Chayefsky, who the previous year had won the Academy Award for best screenplay for Marty, another Bronx tale with Ernest Borgnine in his Academy Award–winning role as an Italian-American butcher.

I recall Marty receiving accolades from relatives and neighbors. Scenes shot in the Bronx and mention of places like Fordham Road and Arthur Avenue sprinkled Hollywood stardust over the borough’s prosaic precincts. As opposed to Marty, which had a ring of authenticity, A Catered Affair was a blatant attempt to piggyback on the success of its predecessor, with Irish characters substituted for Italian. The screenplay was written by Gore Vidal who, if pressed, could probably have located the Bronx somewhere between Montreal and the Upper East Side. The movie earned mostly Bronx cheers.

 

When I heard talk of intermarriage, it referred to Irish-Italian nuptials.

We Bronx Irish defined ourselves as much by parishes as neighborhoods. I was from St. Raymond’s, in Parkchester, in the East Bronx. Founded in 1842, it was the first Catholic church in Westchester County. (The Bronx became a separate county in 1914. The five boroughs of New York City are coterminous with state counties.) In the burial yard in front of the church were three towering Celtic crosses, monuments to the half-century reign of a triad of Irish monsignori. Despite all belonging to the genus of B.I.C. (Bronx Irish Catholic), we at St. Raymond Elementary School considered ourselves distinctly different from our counterparts in the neighboring parish of St. Helena’s.

A planned community of 12,000 apartments spread across 171 buildings between 7 and 13 stories, Parkchester was created by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, which also financed construction of Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan. Parks and open spaces were strategically placed. The main means of transportation were subways and the extensive system of city-owned bus lines. But in anticipation of a rapid increase in car ownership, there were multistoried garages and copious parking spaces.

Parkchester’s residents were overwhelmingly Jewish and Catholic—Irish in the main. The few Protestants who lived there were regarded with curiosity. Up until the 1960s, Metropolitan Life excluded African Americans from both Stuyvesant Town and Parkchester. This was of a piece with the intransigent residential segregation that prevailed (and still prevails) across large swathes of the city. Desperate to increase the supply of middle-class housing—at least for whites—New York’s progressive mayor, Fiorello LaGuardia, reluctantly went along. (Ironically, the oval at Parkchester’s center once contained the ballfield on which the Negro League’s Lincoln Giants played their home games.)

Parkchester was built on the site of the old Catholic Protectory, which was founded in 1863 by Archbishop John Hughes, the Ulster-born hierarch who established Fordham University, initiated the building of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and made the New York Irish into a political as well as religious constituency. The Protectory housed orphans and abandoned children, mostly Irish, whom the Children’s Aid Society had begun shipping west on “Orphan Trains” to be settled among God-fearing, Anglo-Saxon Protestants.

Bordering Parkchester, Morris Park to the west and Castle Hill to the east were heavily Italian. A step behind in terms of assimilation and economic advancement, Italians generally preferred houses with small gardens rather than apartments. Parochial schools brought us together. Friendships blossomed and so did fights. I remember the schoolyard of St. Raymond’s as an asphalt Serengeti where the weak were bullied and Irish toughs battled tough Italians. (Pugilistically inept, I did my best to be inconspicuous.)

Sometimes the rivalries were humorous. One Italian carting company emblazoned on its garbage trucks “We Cater Irish Weddings.” When I heard talk of “intermarriage” it referred to Irish-Italian nuptials. It wasn’t until later that miscegenation escalated into ethnic meltdown and bred a new strain of Hiberno-Mediterranean offspring notable for their good looks.

Over the years, I’ve heard from Jewish Bronxites about suffering verbal harassment (“kikes,” “sheenies,” “Christ-killers”) and physical abuse from, as one friend put it, “Irish pogromists.” Without doubting their accounts, that wasn’t my experience. Through all my years of parochial school, I never heard anti-Semitic professions by teachers or clergy. We were told it was our sins that nailed Jesus to the cross. If either of my parents suspected we were cursing or bullying Jews, retribution would have been swift and severe. Yet I had no Jewish friends. We lived separately together. One thing shared by gentiles and Jews was a familiarity with Yiddish. To be a Bronxite was to schlepp and kibitz, and to understand the difference between a schmuck and a mensch.

I had no acquaintance with Jewish girls, except one. We rode the 20 BX bus together, she to Walton Girls High School in Kingsbridge, me to all-male Manhattan Prep in Riverdale. I sat in the back with my school buddies, she in front with her classmates. The first time I saw her, I was smitten by her thin and graceful figure, clothes loose and flowing (our style then was tight), thick black curls (the fashion was long and straight), an early-blossoming flower child. It was part of growing up in the Bronx to figure out, as quickly as possible, a person’s tribe. I identified her Jewishness in the same way, if she bothered to notice, she perceived my goyishness.

We never spoke. And then, one September, she was gone, off to college I presumed. I spent months bereft. Recently, for the first time in fifty years, I rode a bus along the old route, and it all flooded back, my lonely-hearts Bronx tale, unbridgeable worlds in the same borough, on the same bus.

 

Economic change drove social change, and reinforced it. Vatican II altered our unalterable church.

My first ancestors arrived in New York when Margaret and Michael Manning fled the Great Famine. Margaret Manning, their daughter and my paternal grandmother, was born in 1863, in the village of Fordham—at that time part of Westchester County—and baptized in the university church. (It was then called St. John’s College.) My grandfather Patrick Quinn, a union organizer, was born in Tipperary in 1859. His family emigrated to New York in 1870. He married Margaret Manning, a seamstress, in St. Brigid’s church, on the Lower East Side, in 1899. They moved to the Bronx in 1914, where they bought a small house in the West Farms neighborhood which, despite its name, was absent all things agricultural.

Contra the notion of Irish obsession with ancestry, my family showed little interest in the past. My mother had an active disinterest, routinely tossing out documents and obfuscating or bowdlerizing the fate of relatives who fell victim to impoverishment or their own misbehaviors (or both). The primary focus of my parents and grandparents wasn’t on the Irish past but the American future, and their children’s role in it.

My father recalled that as a boy on the Lower East Side he shared a room with his older brother in which they rarely stayed. My grandparents hosted relative after relative as they arrived from Ireland, until none were left to bring over. If my grandfather heard anyone sentimentalizing about the old country his instant riposte was, “If you miss it so much, why don’t you go back?” Romantic Ireland didn’t ring very convincingly in crowded tenement rooms.

Catherine Riordan of Blarney, County Cork, landed at Castle Garden in 1888. (It would be four years before Ellis Island opened and processed its first immigrant, Annie Moore, also of County Cork.) Though Catherine claimed to be eighteen, it’s more likely she was fifteen or sixteen and lied about her age so she could join her older sister as a domestic and begin sending remittances home to finance her siblings’ journeys. She stayed at maid’s work until she met James Murphy, a native-Irish speaker from near Macroom, who worked as a mechanic at Yorkville’s Rupert Brewery. My mother, Viola Murphy, the last of their six children, was born on the top floor of a four-story walkup on 149th Street, in the Bronx.

Coming of age in the 1920s, my parents belonged to the first truly modern generation. Electricity rolled back night and blazed the Great White Way. New appliances alleviated the burden of ancient drudgeries. Movies and radio revolutionized entertainment. Cars and airplanes shrank old barriers of distance. Credit and the installment plan made commonplace what were once luxuries. People’s expectations rose exponentially. The population of the Bronx tripled to 1.2 million in 1930 from 400,000 in 1910. Progress and prosperity were presumed, with America in the vanguard, and Jazz Age New York ahead of all.

While none of my grandparents went beyond primary school, my parents graduated from college. My father received a B.S. in civil engineering from Manhattan College (despite its name, it’s in the Bronx) and worked on the construction of the IND subway while attending Fordham Law School at night. My mother was a classics major at Mt. Saint Vincent, in Riverdale. They met in 1928 at a parish St. Patrick’s Day dance in the Bronx. They loved nightclubs, the theater—musicals, the Marx Brothers, Shakespeare—and reveled in the speakeasy hubbub in which my mother’s bartender brother was much admired for his skill as a mixologist.

The presumption that they had escaped their ancestors’ world—a chronicle of unhappy endings that culminated in starvation and migration—was rocked by the Crash of ’29 and the Great Depression. My mother lost her small savings as a teacher when the Edgewater Savings Bank folded. Her immigrant father lost his life savings, the accumulation of forty years working in a brewery. Pensionless, he worked until he died. My two aunts, one a teacher, the other a secretary, stayed unwed and at home to support my grandmother.

Though he had an engineering and law degree, my father struggled to find a full-time job. He volunteered with the local Democratic Club. Edward J. Flynn, the formidable Fordham-educated leader (aka “The Boss”) of the Bronx Democratic organization and a confidante of Governor Franklin Roosevelt, took a liking to him. Flynn sent my father to the 1932 Democratic National Convention in Chicago as part of a contingent that worked behind the scenes to keep the New York delegation in line for FDR. My father campaigned hard for FDR, speaking around the city from the back of a flatbed truck. In 1936, he was elected to the State Assembly. A week after the election, eight years after they met, my parents were married.

My father spent the rest of his life in Bronx politics, serving in the assembly until 1944, then a term in the U.S. Congress (he was one of the two congressmen from New York who rode FDR’s funeral train to Hyde Park), and the rest of his career as a judge of the Municipal Court, chief judge of the City Court, and a justice of the State Supreme Court. He was at home in the Bronx, in the parish in which he grew up.

His obituary in the New York Times states that his “associates described him as a witty and brilliant man who loved to sing Irish songs and tell Irish stories.” My father and mother were both fine singers and dancers. The songs were mainly from Broadway shows or The Great American Songbook, the dances foxtrots and waltzes, not reels and jigs. The “Irish songs” weren’t folk tunes but Irish-American favorites like “Harrigan,” “Galway Bay,” and their all-time favorite, “How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” (lyrics by Jewish songwriter E. Y. Harberg). The stories my father excelled at telling—stories salted with theatrical mastery of dialects—rarely involved Ireland (when they did, they were ghost stories) and rose instead from his life amid the mishegas of Bronx politics.

I took for granted that the Irish-American world my family existed in for over a century would remain as it was. The election of John F. Kennedy as president in 1960 felt like a capstone. Shortly before the election, Kennedy spoke at the Concourse Plaza. My father, running in his last election for the state Supreme Court, also spoke. Afterwards, Kennedy traveled up the Grand Course on the back of a convertible, a quaintly distant, pre-Dallas image. My friends and I stood in front of the Loew’s Paradise, a movie palace that has since then been stripped and defaced, and helped swell the panethnic delirium that arose when Kennedy mounted a platform in front of the long-vanished Sachs Furniture and Krum’s Candy stores.

 

Permanence of any kind is the grandest of illusions. What was different about the Bronx was the velocity with which the illusion crumbled. The origins of the Bronx as one of the city’s five boroughs (the only one on the U.S. mainland) were obscure even to Bronxites. I heard passing mention among my elders of “annexation” and “consolidation,” but the hardedge, unremitting brick-on-brick streetscapes disguised its overnight transformation from pastoral to metropolitan and made it seem pretty much the same since the Dutch forcibly evicted the peaceable, innocent Lenapes.

The centrifugal swirl that memory insists descended suddenly, like a fast-moving storm, had been building for some time. The pharaonic schemes of Robert Moses carried traffic around and across the Bronx to Long Island and New Jersey. The fund-starved, once-efficient public-transit system creaked and sputtered. FHA mortgages spurred the upwardly mobile, suburban aspirations of would-be homeowners and at the same time maintained and abetted the enduring injustice of residential apartheid that condemned minorities to a decaying, substandard housing stock.

Economic change drove social change, and reinforced it. Vatican II altered our unalterable church. Priests and nuns molted back into civilians. Parishioners moved away. Once-thriving parishes became enfeebled. Rock ’n’ roll and the sexual revolution made the generation gap seem more like a chasm. Crime, and fear of it, escalated. The Concourse Plaza became a welfare hotel. The celluloid Bronx of Marty and A Catered Affair, the home of good-hearted working-class stiffs, descended into Fort Apache, The Bronx, a crime-ridden wasteland ruled by drug addicts and crooked cops. Formerly a synonym for low-rent blah, the borough was now “the burning Bronx,” a global synecdoche for urban ruin.

The future fled the Bronx. Friends moved away or never returned from college. Soon enough I followed, serving as a VISTA volunteer in Kansas City. Beckoned by the beautiful and new—everything the Bronx wasn’t—I felt the lure of California. It was then, for the first time, I thought about what I was leaving behind: the saga of the Atlantic passover from poverty and subservience to steerage and immigrant tenements; those who made it, those who didn’t, those whose names I knew, those I didn’t. I turned my footsteps home and returned to New York.

I attended Bronx Catholic institutions from kindergarten to the last stages of a PhD. Though they were all founded or largely staffed by Irish and Irish Americans, my first encounter with Irish history was in a college course on Victorian Britain. The past was a blur. It was as if we emerged from the shadows and fully entered history when we came to the Bronx.

My threadbare connection to Michael Manning, my great-grandfather, was my father’s memory of him as a blind old man, quiet and gentle, who never talked about what led him to emigrate other than to say that he would never think about going back “until they hanged the last landlord.” Except that he was born in pre-famine Ireland and emigrated before the Civil War, all I knew of him was a line in the census—“occupation: laborer”—and the place of his death on January 10, 1910: 296 East 7th Street, a long-ago demolished tenement. I later learned the name Manning was an errant transcription of Mangan that, for whatever reason, stuck. The rest was silence.

 

Why the past means so much to some and not much—or not at all—to others is hard to figure. At bottom, I think, it involves history as therapy.

When I returned to New York, any research I did was lackadaisical and accidental. So was my career. I worked as a Wall Street messenger, a court officer in Bronx Landlord & Tenant Court, an archivist at the New York Botanical Gardens (natives always refer to it as the Bronx Botanical Gardens), et al., until I found my way to a graduate program at Fordham. I was a graduate assistant to the late Maurice O’Connell, a scholar of Irish history and descendant of Daniel O’Connell, the Liberator, a towering figure in that history.

I traveled to Ireland and studied there. Though I felt an intimate connection to the land and people, I confronted the fact it wasn’t home and I didn’t belong. On one occasion, I took my mother to her father’s village. Not a trace of the family remained. The journey my ancestors made was final and irreversible. Caught on the hyphen between this small island to the east and the vast continent to the west, I recognized that my native land was the interspace on America’s Atlantic ledge.

Why the past means so much to some and not much—or not at all—to others is hard to figure. At bottom, I think, it involves history as therapy, as a key to understanding self as well as society, as a restless desire to uncover what we don’t know about ourselves, however partial or fractured that must be. Perhaps that hope was best captured by New York novelist and memoirist Kathleen Hill when she wrote, “our journey toward understanding the selves we had considered lost forever or, worse, have never even missed, may be restored if we are patiently attentive to our inner promptings.”

In the early-morning hours and in the time I could game or grift from my corporate day job, I began trying to reconstruct what I could of my ancestors’ immigrant world. It gradually dawned on me that the history I sought belonged to lives too unimportant to record, people who suffered history rather than recorded it, servants, laborers, anonymous poor, ordinary moments that weren’t written anywhere, the intricate tangle of existences shrunk to generalities, statistics, accidental mention, a census line.

Despairing of history, I decided to venture into the terra incognita of fiction and attempt a novel set during the Civil War Draft Riots, an epic explosion—part race riot, part insurrection—that tore New York City apart and exposed the perennial, often-feral struggle among those at the bottom of American society.

I copied paragraphs from novels I admired, scribbled the beginnings of the story I wanted to tell. I researched, wrote, despaired, rewrote, deserted, returned, persisted across an entire decade. I discovered in fiction truths I didn’t in history. I grappled with the power of the past to bolt in place the exoskeleton that supported and shaped—sometimes misshaped—expectations and relationships far into the future. I came to grasp the human need to forget as well as to remember. I learned that what goes unspoken, unacknowledged, has the greatest sway of all. Everything around me, parish, school, politics, religion, the Bronx I grew up in and carry with me, sprang from and contained what came before. The past never goes away, I realized; it only goes ignored or denied.

My characters became my companions, comrades-in-arms, soulmates, a company of aspiring, compromised, lustful, decent, cowardly, ruthless, compassionate, befuddled human beings—Irish, African Americans, old-stock New Yorkers—that I gathered under a phrase from a prayer I said since childhood: “banished children of eve.” Some were imaginary, some reconstructed from random facts and fragments inherited from my family, some, like Stephen Foster and John Hughes, real.

I listened as they mumbled, murmured, shouted, revealed themselves. They prompted me, guided me, led me through the vale of tears and weeping, laughter and rejoicing, that each generation travels in its own way. They gave me back the past and reminded me of what I thought I didn’t know. They taught me that the borders of our native land are the borders of our hearts.

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          Santos va ante Marathón en la 'Concachampions'      Cache   Translate Page      

Santos Laguna se medirá al Club Deportivo Marathón de Honduras, en la primera ronda de la Liga de Campeones de la Concacaf 2019. Ambos equipos, conocieron su destino anoche durante el sorteo celebrado en Miami, Florida.

Los Guerreros regresan así a esta competencia, donde fue subcampeón en el 2013 y 2014. Su boleto lo obtuvieron, al ser campeón de la Liga MX en el Clausura 2018, por lo que se convirtió en uno de los cuatro representantes de México.

El certamen comenzará la tercera semana de febrero. El choque de ida, se jugará en el Estadio Yankel Rosenthal de San Pedro Sula, mientras que la vuelta, en el Estadio Corona de Torreón.

El llamado "Monstruo Verde" fundado en 1925, cuenta con 9 títulos en la Liga Hondureña. Actualmente su técnico es el argentino Héctor Vargas y su base de jugadores, son de origen catracho, mientras que como extranjeros están en la plantilla, el defensor costarricense Roy Smith, así como los delanteros Yaudel Lahera de Cuba y Justin Arboleda de Colombia.

En las otras llaves, los Rayados del Monterrey como subcampeón del Apertura 2017 en el balompié azteca, se medirá al Alianza de El Salvador, mientras que los Diablos Rojos del Toluca (Subcampeón del Clausura 2018 en la Liga MX) chocarán ante el Sporting Kansas City de la MLS.

Los Tigres UANL como Campeón del Apertura 2017 en México, se las verán en un bravo partido ante el Deportivo Saprissa de Costa Rica, en tanto que el Toronto FC chocará frente al Club Atlético Independiente de Panamá.

El Atlanta United FC del "Tata" Martino irá ante los ticos del Herediano. El New York Red Bulls o Portland Timbers de Estados Unidos, tendrá como rival a al Atlético Pantoja de República Dominicana, y el Club Deportivo Guastatoya de Guatemala, se las verá con el Houston Dynamo.

Los ganadores de las series 1, 3, 5 y 7, recibirán los partidos de vuelta de los cuartos de final y enfrentarán a los ganadores de los enfrentamientos 2, 4, 6 y 8 respectivamente.

Para las semifinales, los enfrentamientos originales determinarán los emparejamientos. Adicionalmente, los clubes serán clasificados de acuerdo a su desempeño en los octavos y cuartos de final, utilizando el procedimiento de desempate del campeonato.

El club mejor clasificado en cada serie de semifinales será sede del partido de vuelta. El mismo procedimiento de desempate se aplicará para determinar quién será sede del partido de vuelta de las finales.

Todo listo

Quedaron definidos los octavos de final de la Concacaf Liga de Campeones en el sorteo que se celebró en Miami.

Los octavos iniciarán en el mes de febrero del 2019. Los partidos de esta fase de eliminación de la Concacaf Liga de Campeones se disputarán de la siguiente manera: Santos vs Marathón (Honduras); New York Red Bulls o Portland Timbers (ambos de Estados Unidos y por definir) vs Club Atlético Pantoja (República Dominicana); Tigres vs Saprissa (Costa Rica); Houston Dynamo (Estados Unidos) vs Guastatoya (Guatemala); Toluca vs Sporting Kansas City (Estados Unidos); Toronto FC (Canadá) vs Club Atlético Independiente (Panamá); Atlanta United (Estados Unidos) vs Herediano (Costa Rica) y Rayados vs Alianza FC (El Salvador).

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          El camino de baldosas andaluzas      Cache   Translate Page      

La película «El mago de Oz» es la más influyente de la historia del cine. «Ciudadano Kane» es la séptima y «Centauros del desierto», la décima. No se trata de ser mejor, tampoco de que en su atribulada dirección estuvieran Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog y King Vidor. La influencia tiene que ver con las veces que se cita en otras películas. Investigadores de la Universidad de Turín han desarrollado un algoritmo y han analizado 47.000 títulos. La segunda más influyente es «La guerra de las galaxias» (sorprendente por ser mucho más moderna). La tercera es «Psicosis». Seguramente, la de Norman Bates también es la madre más nombrada. Es verdad que las 20 más influyentes se rodaron antes de 1980 y ahí sí entra la de Lucas. También la actriz más influyente ha resultado ser Carrie Fisher. Pero, espera, que la segunda es Lois Maxwell, Moneypenny en 14 películas de James Bond, que no aparecen entre las 20 primeras. Esto es tan raro como el EGM.

Tampoco «Atrapado en el tiempo» está entre las 20 primeras del estudio de Livio Bioglio y Ruggero G. Pensa publicado en Applied Network Science. Pero hay que ver la tabarra que se da en España con el día de la marmota (la película de Bill Murray debe de ser la única que los españoles nombramos por su título original despreciando el otro). Francisco Serrano, candidato a presidente de la Junta de Andalucía por Vox, dijo la noche del domingo que se había acabado el día de la marmota. Sonó a Schwarzenegger y su «¡Aquí ya no se hace pipí!» de «Poli de guardería».

La otra tabarra es la de «Juego de tronos» (juego de tormos), que ya hemos visto lo bien que le ha salido a Teresa Rodríguez (Rufián no ha debido de ver otra cosa que «El padrino», decimotercera en la lista). Hay otra tabarra volante en los últimos tiempos. Sí, con Andalucía vuelve el tostón con «Borgen». Siempre es más elegante citar clásicos de cine o televisión. En la lista también andan «King Kong» (1933), «Blancanieves», «Drácula», «Frankenstein», «Tiburón» o «Lo que el viento se llevó». Parte de nuestra vida. Y, desde luego, «El mago de Oz» (1939). En «Teenage. La invención de la juventud» 1875-1945 (Desperta Ferro), Jon Savage recuerda su estreno. Y que la Metro la había planteado como una epopeya que compitiera con Shirley Temple, la estrella de la Fox. Shirley Temple sí que era influyente. Fue la actriz que más recaudó en 1936, 1937 y 1938. La promoción de MGM fue brutal. En Grand Central Station se reunieron 10.000 admiradores para ver a Judy Garland y Mickey Rooney, que no salía en la película pero sí en otras como pareja de Garland. Y para promocionar a la Metro servía. Hay una foto del New York Daily News de ese día en Grand Central en la que se ve a Judy Garland con los brazos en cruz entre dos policías que trataban de rescatarla. Un poco Isabel Pantoja al salir del juzgado. Un mucho Iggy Pop tirándose al público.

«El mago de Oz» es del mismo año que «Lo que el viento se llevó» (19 en la lista). Y en el imaginario popular pueden asomar como las dos grandes películas de la historia, pareciendo que una es para adultos y la otra para niños. Pero es que la de niños tiene mucho más dentro. De la juventud al progreso, de la familia al hogar o la comunidad. No soy una película de las 47.000 pero cuando veo estos días a Susana Díaz al lado de Verónica Pérez («la máxima autoridad del PSOE») caigo en «El mago de Oz» (no de hoz). Me imagino a la abatida Susana dirigiéndose a Verónica: «Totó, parece que no estamos en Kansas». Como mucho en la avenida de Kansas City.


          There is reportedly no evidence the NFL or the Kansas City Chiefs asked for Kareem Hunt’s public records until after disturbing video was leaked      Cache   Translate Page      
Neither the NFL nor Kansas City Chiefs seemed to ask the city of Cleveland for records related to Kareem Hunt, according to an ABC affiliate.
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Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has another alleged assault he needs to explain as another video of him getting into a physical altercation has arisen – this time with a man in Kansas City. TMZ obtained video of the Jan. 6 incident, which appears to show Hunt at a Kansas City nightclub being restrained by […]

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          12/4/2018: FOOTBALL: HUNT GOES UNCLAIMED ON WAIVERS      Cache   Translate Page      

No other NFL team claimed Kareem Hunt off waivers Monday. He’s now a free agent, free to sign a new contract with any team. The Kansas City Chiefs waived the second-year running back on Friday night, hours after a security video from his Cleveland...
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Rams (10-1) at Detroit (4-7)

When Rams have the ball

The Rams scored a season-best 54 points against the Kansas City Chiefs in their last game and they are rested and physically sound after an open date. Quarterback Jared Goff accounted for five touchdowns against the Chiefs — four passing, one...


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Another day, another disturbing bit of news about Kareem Hunt. The former Kansas City Chiefs running back was released Friday... Read More »
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Kareem Hunt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday in the wake of TMZ sharing a video that... Read More »
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Whatever the NFL did to obtain details regarding the February 2018 incident involving former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, it clearly wasn’t enough. And now more details are emerging regarding what the NFL did, and didn’t, do. According to Steve Vockrodt of the Kansas City Star, the NFL did not make a formal request for [more]
          Sportswriters Are Too Outraged By Kareem Hunt To Bother To Learn What Domestic Violence Is      Cache   Translate Page      

The video, once again, is brutal. In the recording from The Metropolitan at the 9 hotel in Cleveland, you can see Kareem Hunt shove and kick a 19-year-old woman. The day the video was published by TMZ, Hunt still was a running back with the Kansas City Chiefs. That night, he was cut. Nobody has signed Hunt yet, and…

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          Christmas Candlelight Tours at the John Wornall House Museum      Cache   Translate Page      

The John Wornall House Museum is recreating an 1800’s Christmas with Christmas Candlelight tours this Friday and Saturday, December 7-8, 2018. General admission is $15; $10 for Museum Members. These interactive tours include a drink and treat, games, music, games, and information about Victorian Holiday traditions. Tours run every 15 minutes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. […]

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          FREE Admission to See The Kansas City Holiday Express at Union Station      Cache   Translate Page      

Santa and his elves are riding into Union Station for a five-day visit (Friday through Tuesday, December 14-18, 2018) on the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express. Admission is FREE, but reservations are strongly encouraged. Reserve your tickets here. The Holiday Express includes a smiling tank car (Rudy); a flatcar carrying Santa’s sleigh, reindeer and a miniature village; a gingerbread boxcar; […]

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          Appeals Court Rules that Activists Must Follow Lobbying Rules      Cache   Translate Page      
An appeals court says a conservative Missouri activist must follow the state's lobbying rules, even though he isn't paid, in a ruling that could have wide-reaching implications. The Kansas City Star reports that the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals cited the interest of transparency in ruling last week that Ron Calzone must register as a lobbyist with the Missouri Ethics Commission and file lobbying reports. For years, Calzone has met with lawmakers and testified before legislative committees. He is the founder of the nonprofit group Missouri First. But he didn't think he needed to register as a lobbyist because he isn't paid and never gives legislators gifts. Calzone's attorneys say the decision is a significant strike against the constitutional right to petition the government and have vowed to appeal.
          Trump to Visit Missouri For Confrence on Crime      Cache   Translate Page      
President Donald Trump is set to visit Missouri for a conference on crime. According to the White House, Trump will speak Friday at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is among U.S. Department of Justice leaders slated to speak at the conference. The White House says the event is expected to draw hundreds of law enforcement officials, prosecutors and others focused on cutting back on crime. The George W. Bush-era Project Safe Neighborhoods faded during former President Barack Obama's administration. Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions revived it last year. Through the initiative, federal prosecutors have worked with local law enforcement agencies to target offenders in cases involving guns, drugs and gangs.
          Trump to Visit Missouri For Confrence on Crime      Cache   Translate Page      
President Donald Trump is set to visit Missouri for a conference on crime. According to the White House, Trump will speak Friday at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is among U.S. Department of Justice leaders slated to speak at the conference. The White House says the event is expected to draw hundreds of law enforcement officials, prosecutors and others focused on cutting back on crime. The George W. Bush-era Project Safe Neighborhoods faded during former President Barack Obama's administration. Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions revived it last year. Through the initiative, federal prosecutors have worked with local law enforcement agencies to target offenders in cases involving guns, drugs and gangs.
          Prosecutor tapped to be Missouri Democratic Party leader      Cache   Translate Page      
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will be the Missouri Democratic Party's next leader. The Kansas City Star reports that Democrats elected Baker Saturday. She will replace Stephen Webber as state party chairman. Baker is taking the reins of following major Democratic losses. Republican Josh Hawley unseated Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in November, which will give the state two Republican U.S. senators. Auditor Nicole Galloway soon will be the only statewide Democratic officeholder. Republicans hold supermajorities in the state House and Senate. Baker told the newspaper that it's an opportunity for Democrats to self-assess. She says both progressives and conservatives are welcome in Democrats' "great big tent." Baker was appointed county prosecutor in 2011 and elected in 2012. She says she plans to run for re-election.
          RB CJ Anderson signs with Raiders      Cache   Translate Page      
CJ Anderson has landed with an AFC West team, but not the one everyone expected. Anderson is signing with the Oakland Raiders, according to multiple reporters. The news comes a day after Anderson visited with the Kansas City Chiefs, with reporters saying he was expected to sign with KC. Instead, the Chiefs signed Charcandrick West,...Read More
          Grad transfer WR Jonathan Nance has committed to Missouri - Rivals.com      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Grad transfer WR Jonathan Nance has committed to Missouri  Rivals.com
  2. Missouri lands Clemson QB Kelly Bryant, plus Arkansas WR Nance; both will play in 2019  The Kansas City Star
  3. Kelly Bryant, ex-Clemson starter, transferring to Missouri  ESPN
  4. Kelly Bryant Announces Transfer To Missouri  KFSM 5Newsonline
  5. Former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant chooses Missouri as his transfer destination  CBS Sports
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          (USA-MO-Kansas City) Operator      Cache   Translate Page      
With over 2,000 employees located in 30 locations across 20 states, InfraSource provides a comprehensive scope of construction and professional services to the natural gas and electric industry. Utilities and Pipeline Operators throughout North America choose InfraSource for its extensive knowledge, expansive resources, and unmatched scope of services. With legacy companies dating back to 1954, InfraSource has built its reputation as an industry leader for solutions and a premier provider of infrastructure services with a solid track record of performance, integrity, and - above all - a commitment to safety and quality. Job Overview:Operates a variety of power construction equipment and assists craft workers in performing their assigned duties. Responsibilities: + Operates power equipment such as excavators, backhoes and front-end loaders to excavate or move dirt, rock, sand, gravel and other materials. + Pushes levers and depresses pedals to move the machine, to lower, push/pull bucket into the material and to lift, swing and dump contents of the shovel into truck or stockpile or to power jackhammer. + Responsible for safe slopes on excavations and proper barricading. + Locate utilities and other buried lines prior to digging. + Knowledge of trenching and shoring standards. + Inspects and maintains equipment as required. + May drive machine to workplace, lift and move materials and objects, and operate according to signals from others. + Digs, spreads and levels dirt, gravel or sand; and, mixes pours and spreads concrete and asphalt using hand tools. + Performs a variety of machine and non-machine tasks such as removing forms, placing the pipe in the trench, jackhammering and tapping. + Exercise proper care, maintenance and operation of company equipment. + Work harmoniously, cooperatively and courteously with others at all times. + Adhere to all Company Safety Policies. + Performs miscellaneous other duties and responsibilities as required. Qualifications: + Must hold a valid Class A CDL. + Must possess a valid unrestricted Driver’s License. + High school diploma or equivalent education and experience and on the job training required. + Work within precise limits on standards of accuracy, repeat tasks of short duration according to set procedure and make decisions based on measurable criteria. + Physically, a worker must be able to work easily and skillfully with hands and be able to stand, walk, or sit for long periods, use arms, hands, and feet to reach for, handle and manipulate objects. + The carrying of tools and equipment, stooping, kneeling and crouching and the ability to see well (either naturally or with correction). + Must be able to able to lift and carry 50 lbs. + Capable of passing required DOT physical examination. + Knowledge of equipment and their uses. + Understand and apply basic mathematical skills (adding, subtracting, division & multiplication). Appropriate licenses required as designated by state laws. + Knowledge of basic measurements and how to read a tape measure.
          (USA-MO-Kansas City) Business Objects Report Developer (Admin experience a PLUS!)      Cache   Translate Page      
Catch Intelligence is a Business Intelligence, Reporting, Analytics, and Data Warehouse consulting firm based in the Mid West. We help business transform raw data into information, information into knowledge, and knowledge into plans that drive profitable action! Catch Intelligence is a SAP Business Objects Gold Partner, Rapid Decision, and Microsoft Gold Partner. We are currently looking for an experienced Business Objects Developer to join our team in Kansas City! Responsibilities and Required Skills consist of but are not limited to: + Webi Development and/or Universe Design experience + Crystal Reports Development + Full client experience + Microsoft SQL Server (helpful) + Epic is a plus!! + Providing education and knowledge transfer of Crystal Reports and Business Objects XI usage and administration + Willing to train and mentor others + Providing consulting, troubleshooting, and technical support services to Catch Intelligence’s customers, both remotely and on-site + Excellent written and oral communication skills Compensation package is salary plus bonuses and full benefit package, 3 weeks PTO, 401K, company car and paid expenses if travel is needed, free snack station, 2-3 catered lunch and learns a month, family and seasonal gatherings, employee referral program and bonus incentive vacation (CANCUN!). Catch Intelligence's goal is to deliver a World Class Business Intelligence (BI) system that provides the greatest value to business organizations. Catch Intelligence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or genetic information.
          Brady erreicht Mannings Touchdown-Meilenstein       Cache   Translate Page      

Erst vor einer Woche klaute Tom Brady seinem alten Rivalen Peyton Manning den Rekord für die meisten Pass-Yards, jetzt ist der fünfmalige Super-Bowl-Champion in einer weiteren Kategorie mit Manning gleichgezogen: Gegen die Minnesota Vikings brachte Brady den 579. Touchdown-Pass seiner Karriere an.

Im kommenden Spiel gegen die Miami Dolphins hat der "GOAT" nun die Möglichkeit, sich alleine an die Spitze des Touchdown-Rankings zu setzen.

Dazu durchbrach Brady, der nicht gerade für sein Laufspiel bekannt ist, nach 265 NFL-Spielen in 19 Jahren auch endlich die Marke von 1000 Rushing Yards. Kein anderer NFL-Spieler hat jemals ansatzweise so lange dafür gebraucht.

Der Touchdown-Pass auf Josh Gordon blieb im Spiel gegen Minnesota Bradys einziger. Dank zweier Rushing-Touchdowns von James Develin und einer starken Leistung der Defense, die Minnesotas Receiver-Top-Duo Adam Thielen und Stefon Diggs bei lediglich 77 Yards hielt, gewannen die Patriots dennoch ungefährdet mit 24:10.

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18. Saison mit positiver Bilanz in Folge

Gegen Miami können sich Brady und Co. damit schon zum Division-Sieger der AFC East krönen. Aktuell steht der Super-Bowl-Finalist des Vorjahres bei neun Siegen und drei Niederlagen. Damit werden die Patriots die Saison zum 18. Mal in Folge mit einer positiven Bilanz beenden. Eine längere Erfolgsserie legten in der NFL-Geschichte nur die Dallas Cowboys zwischen 1966 und 1985 hin.

Mit nun fünf Niederlagen müssen die Vikings im Gegensatz dazu um ihre Playoff-Teilnahme bangen. (Zur Tabelle der NFL)

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Im ersten Spiel ohne ihren Superstar Kareem Hunt setzten die Kansas City Chiefs ihre traumhafte Saison fort. Angeführt vom Quarterback-Shootingstar Patrick Mahomes mit vier Touchdown-Pässen rangen die Chiefs im nächsten Highscoring-Game die Oakland Raiders mit 40:33 nieder.

Chiefs gewinnen ohne Hunt

Unter der Woche hatte sich das Überraschungsteam der Saison von Running Back Hunt getrennt, nachdem ein Video aufgetaucht war, das zeigt, wie dieser in einer Hotel-Lobby eine Frau tritt und schlägt.

Überragender Akteur der Chiefs war neben Mahomes Tight End Travis Kelce. Der 29-Jährige fing insgesamt zwölf Pässe seines Quarterbacks für 168 Yards. Zweimal griff er in der Endzone der Raiders zu. Auch Hunt-Ersatz Spencer Ware steuerte einen Touchdown zum zehnten Saisonsieg der Chiefs bei.

In einem verrückten Sunday Night Game setzten sich die Los Angeles Chargers dramatisch gegen die Pittsburgh Steelers durch. Ein Fieldgoal von Michael Badgley, der im Spielverlauf zuvor schon einen Versuch vergeben hatte, sicherte den Chargers in letzter Sekunde den 33:30-Comebacksieg.

Chargers krönen Aufholjagd

Zur Pause hatte das Team von Quarterback-Star Philip Rivers noch mit 7:23 zurück gelegen. Danach ließen die Chargers aber 23 Punkte in Serie folgen, ehe Steelers-Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger mit einem Touchdownpass auf Jaylen Samuels die Partie nochmals ausglich.

Badgleys Fieldgoal mit Ablauf der Uhr aus 29 Yards Entfernung sorgte dann aber für die Entscheidung. Besonders kurios: Der Matchwinner musste dreimal für seinen entscheidenden Schuss antreten. Zunächst setzte der Kicker das Fieldgoal daneben, durfte wegen einer Abseitsstellung der Steelers-Defense aber nochmal antreten.

Danach wurde Badgley geblockt, aber wieder entschieden die Referees auf "Defensive Offside". Im dritten Anlauf behielt der 23-Jährige dann die Nerven und tütete den neunten Saisonsieg der Chargers ein.

Bitter für die Steelers: Shootingstar James Conner musste nach zwei Touchdown-Läufen im vierten Viertel mit einer Bein-Verletzung vom Feld. Conner, der zu Saisonbeginn als Ersatz für den streikenden LeVeon Bell einsprang, spielte bislang eine überragende Saison und entwickelte sich mit inzwischen 13 Touchdowns zur Lebensversicherung der Steelers. Eine Diagnose zu seiner Verletzung gibt es noch nicht.

Während die Chargers fest mit den Playoffs planen und sogar noch den Divison-Sieg in der AFC West einfahren können, wird es für die Steelers nach der zweiten Niederlage in Folge im Playoff-Rennen wieder eng. Der Super-Bowl-Champion von 2008 liegt in der AFC North nur noch hauchdünn vor den Baltimore Ravens.


          Kareem Hunt has been accused in three violent incidents this year      Cache   Translate Page      

Former NFL running back Kareem Hunt was accused of kicking a man at a nightclub in Kansas City, Missouri, in January 2018.

The incident is the latest to come to light allegedly involving Hunt since video surfaced Friday showing him physically assaulting a woman in February. Three incidents of violence involving Hunt have been documented this year.

No charges were filed in any of the cases. The Kansas City Chiefs released Hunt on Friday after TMZ posted the video. Hunt asked for forgiveness Sunday in an ESPN interview and admitted to lying to the Chiefs about the incident.

"I'm asking for forgiveness and I definitely believe I deserve forgiveness," Hunt told ESPN. "Everything is really happening fast right now, and I just want everybody to forgive me."

Here is what we know about three incidents in which Hunt's name came up in 2018.

JANUARY: Kansas City, Missouri

A man walked in to a Kansas City police station on January 11 to report that he was assaulted on January 7 at a nightclub by several people, including Hunt and his teammate George Atkinson, according to a police incident report.

The 37-year-old man said he broke his nose and a rib in the encounter, which began when Atkinson and two others shoved a friend of his, the report states.

The man said he was intoxicated as he tried to intervene. He says Atkinson punched him in the shoulder and he punched him back in the face, according to the report.

More suspects "appeared from 'all over' and 'jumped' him as he fell to the ground," the man told police. While he was down, the suspects struck his body and head multiple times, he said. The man told police the majority of blows came from kicks from the suspects, including Hunt, according to the police report.

The man told police he thought he was unconscious for a short period. Club security escorted him out, and others told him that six to eight people were involved. He was treated at a local hospital.

Initially, he did not want to go to police, the report states, but his relatives convinced him to report the allegations.

After speaking to police, the man declined to prosecute the case, and the case was closed, Kansas City police spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina. Police were never called to the scene, and there is no known video of the incident.

CNN reached out to the man who reported the incident, the NFL, the Chiefs, and a representative for Hunt about the report, but did not receive responses. Atkinson, Hunt's Chiefs teammate, also could not be reached for comment.

FEBRUARY: Cleveland, Ohio

Surveillance footage captured the February 10 incident in a luxury hotel, according to police reports.

The video shows Hunt shoving the woman several times in a hotel hallway while people try to hold him back. At one point, the woman appears to stumble, and as she attempts to get up, Hunt kicks her back down.

Dispatchers received the first call about the incident at 3:42 a.m.

"I was assaulted and I need help," said the woman.

"I think his first name is Kareem," she said when asked who assaulted her.

The woman told the dispatcher that "things went wrong" as she and her friends met with Hunt's friends to go out.

A second call came in at 3:55 a.m. from a man named Derek who did not want to give his last name. He said there were "two women that have bruises and cuts all over them."

A third call came in at 4:13 a.m. from another man who identified himself as the evening security officer at the hotel. He told the dispatcher that two women got into an altercation after coming back from a nightclub.

"I've been trying to figure out what the heck's been going on," he said.

According to the police report, friends and family of the women arrived to pick them up, and they were allowed to leave.

No arrests were made. A spokeswoman for the Cleveland Police Department told CNN on Tuesday that since the incident was considered a misdemeanor, the onus would have been on the accuser to go to prosecutors if she wanted to pursue charges.

Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia told CNN that nobody within the department had reviewed the video until TMZ posted the footage.

After the video went public Friday, the Chiefs released a statement saying they were made aware of the incident earlier this year.

The NFL and law enforcement began investigating while members of the Chief's management team spoke directly to Hunt, the team said.

"Kareem was not truthful in those discussions. The video released today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately."

The NFL began an investigation "immediately following the incident in February," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said after the video went public Friday. The investigation will include a review of the new information that was made public today," McCarthy said on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Hunt was placed on the "Commissioner Exempt list," meaning he can't practice, play or attend games.

In an interview with ESPN, Hunt admitted to lying to the Chiefs about the incident. But said he had not been questioned about it by the league.

"The Chiefs are right; I didn't tell them everything," he said on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" in an interview that he requested. "I don't blame them for anything. My actions caused this.

"I know it's going to be hard. I made a bad choice and I'm not going to let this bring me down."

JUNE: Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Hunt was still on the Chiefs' roster on June 3 when police in Put-in-Bay, Ohio, responded to what the department called a "minor altercation" at a local establishment.

"All involved parties declined to pursue charges. Put-in-Bay officers then cleared the scene with nothing further to report," the Put-in-Bay Police Department said in a statement without describing what happened.

"Shortly after this incident occurred, the NFL sent an official to pursue other facts from this incident."

Local media, citing police and a witness to the altercation, reported Hunt punched a man at the Bay Lodging Resort.


          NFL RB Kareem Hunt: 'I deserve forgiveness' after assault video      Cache   Translate Page      

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has asked for forgiveness after the release of a video that shows him physically assaulting a woman in February.

The 2017 NFL rushing leader was released Friday by the Chiefs after a surveillance video posted by TMZ showed him kicking and shoving a woman during a late-night incident outside his Cleveland apartment.

"I'm asking for forgiveness and I definitely believe I deserve forgiveness," Hunt told ESPN. "Everything is really happening fast right now, and I just want everybody to forgive me.

"I know it's going to be hard. I made a bad choice and I'm not going to let this bring me down."

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Hunt has been part of an ongoing investigation by the NFL since it became aware of the situation in February, the league confirmed in a statement.

Hunt admitted to lying to the Chiefs about the incident, but said he had not been questioned about it by the league.

"The Chiefs are right; I didn't tell them everything," he said on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" in an interview that he requested. "I don't blame them for anything. My actions caused this.

"I really wish that I could just apologize to them, and let them know there (are) no hard feelings between me and the Chiefs, and I love the program, love the people there, and I just want to take this time and better myself and not let anything like this happen ever again."

The NFL said Tuesday that it requested surveillance video of the incident in February.

"We had multiple verbal conversations with Cleveland police officers," a league spokesman said. "In addition, NFL representatives also made requests for surveillance video to the hotel property."

Cleveland Police Officer Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia told CNN the league didn't make a formal request for police records or the surveillance video until Friday, the same day TMZ published the surveillance video.

The league placed Hunt on the NFL Commissioner Exemption List on Friday.

Hunt can be signed by another team, but won't be allowed to play until the conclusion of the investigation, which "will include a review of the new information that was made public on Friday ... as well as further conversations with all parties involved in the incident," the league said.

'We don't do those things'

The second-year player out of the University of Toledo is third in NFL touchdowns with 14 and eighth in rushing yards, despite missing the Chiefs' 40-33 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, whose 10-2 team has fielded one of the NFL's most explosive offenses this season, addressed the decision to release Hunt after Sunday's win.

"Those kinds of things are never easy,'' Reid said, adding that he wanted to avoid "a distraction" on the team.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was drafted alongside Hunt by the Chiefs in 2017, said the two "had a close relationship."

"I saw the stuff that happened," he added. "We don't do those things. At the same time I'm focused on our organization, the Chiefs. I know we have to keep moving forward and going out there to win football games if we want to have success this season."

Hunt's public apology and his openness to undergo counseling "if needed" may offer hope for a future in the NFL given the status of Reuben Foster, who was released by the San Francisco 49ers last month after an arrest for domestic violence.

Days later, the linebacker was claimed by the Washington Redskins, although he, too, will not be activated until a league investigation is concluded.

No charges have been filed against Hunt, but he admits he acted inappropriately that night.

"Honestly, I never met the girl before besides that one time," he recalled. "It was just a disagreement, and I honestly wanted her just to leave. It's no excuse for me to act that way or to even put myself in that position.

"It was just a long night, and to be exact it don't really matter what happened," he said. "I was in the wrong, I could've ... (found) a way to de-escalate the whole situation.

"(There were) definitely some things that were said and did that I did not like, and that's not an excuse. ... That person in that video did not deserve that."

Despite being under investigation by the NFL for most of the year, Hunt said he only realized the severity of what happened after seeing the surveillance footage.

"When everybody else saw the video, that's when I saw the video, that's when the Chiefs saw the video," he said. "To see that, it's really tough, because I wish I would have handled it differently."


          (USA-KS-Kansas City) Print Prod Acct Specialist (CSR)      Cache   Translate Page      
Print Prod Acct Specialist (CSR) Tracking Code 41846 Job Description Coordinate production of printed materials, or print related services for the company’s customers. Maintain positive customer relations through active engagement of the customer through all stages of the manufacturing process from initial contact through final disposition of the customers product. Responsibilities + Ensure job instructions are entered and verified in the various manufacturing systems and queued in to the production schedule. + Confer with customers throughout production to keep them informed of the status of jobs, solicit additional information needed for current jobs and coordinate changes to jobs. May forward/review proofs with customer, obtain approval of materials, such as artwork, color separations, or ink samples. + Coordinate production of components with other internal plants and/or external vendors as required. + Coordinate the resolution of customer or manufacturing issues with customer jobs. Engage appropriate departments to verify the issue and determine the root cause. May make recommendations to management on appropriate response to issues that are in the best interest of the customer and the company. Communicate with customers regarding the resolution of issues. + May provide pre-sales support with customers and discuss the manufacturing capabilities and requirements needed to produce a successful job. + Monitor progress of jobs throughout production, confer with manufacturing operations on counts and final runs and ensure the final product meets customer requirements and company standards. + Tally the final production runs and work performed to assemble paperwork for billing purposes. + May mentor junior level Print Production staff or work on special projects. + Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned. RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer Required Skills HS diploma or equivalent with 5-6 years of relevant administrative/operational support in manufacturing operations or office environment directly related to the duties of the job, OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of work experience. May possess additional education certification in this level. Requires excellent knowledge of functional area(s) related to the job or good knowledge related to a professional field of work. Able to consistently apply applicable policies, procedures, regulations, and program objectives when carrying out the duties of the job. May provide oversight of work conducted by junior level staff and/or review/audit work for accuracy. Must have advanced knowledge of technology to include computers and software programs such as MS Office or MAC word processing, spreadsheets or other programs specific to the job in order to complete job duties successfully. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively across departments when completing assignments. Must have strong organizational skills with ability to manage deadlines and prioritize workload and make adjustment to meet business needs. Job Location Kansas City, Kansas, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular Employee Referral Bonus eligible No
          RB CJ Anderson signs with Raiders      Cache   Translate Page      
CJ Anderson has landed with an AFC West team, but not the one everyone expected. Anderson is signing with the Oakland Raiders, according to multiple reporters. The news comes a day after Anderson visited with the Kansas City Chiefs, with reporters saying he was expected to sign with KC. Instead, the Chiefs signed Charcandrick West,...Read More
          Data Analyst      Cache   Translate Page      
MO-Kansas City, Genesis10 is seeking a Data Analyst. This is a 12-month, extendable, contract opportunity with our Transportation industry client in Kansas City, Missouri. Description: The DA will be responsible for researching, analyzing and translating business requirements into technical data design and data model. The ideal Data Analyst candidate will be a self-directed individual capable of assuming ownershi
          Former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt involved in January incident at nightclub, report says      Cache   Translate Page      

TMZ Sports obtained a police report filed by a man who claims he was attacked by Hunt in a Kansas City nightclub in January.


          Raiders lose timeout after Jon Gruden throws challenge flag inside of two minutes      Cache   Translate Page      

Oakland went on to fall to Kansas City 40-33. This loss dropped them to 2-10 this season.


          Chiefs expected to sign RB Charcandrick West, report says      Cache   Translate Page      

C.J. Anderson also worked out for Kansas City in the wake of Kareem Hunt's release but the team opted to go with the more familiar player.


          Carolyn J. Heide      Cache   Translate Page      
Carolyn June Heide, 50, Raytown, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at Truman Medical Center Lakewood, Kansas City.

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          Kareem Hunt goes unclaimed despite consideration from multiple teams      Cache   Translate Page      
Kareem Hunt may have gone unclaimed after he was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs, but the early indication is that he will get another chance in the NFL eventually. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, several teams considered putting in a claim for Hunt prior to the 4 p.m. EST deadline on Monday. However, the running back is expected to become a free agent. There’s still plenty of uncertainty surrounding Hunt’s situation. He’s currently on the Commissioner’s Exempt List, and he is expected to be hit with a lengthy suspension at some point. The baseline for the suspension will likely be the standard six games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, but it’s possible he could be suspended even longer. In addition to being investigated by the league over the video that showed him shoving and kicking a woman back in February, Hunt was accused of punching a man in the face during an altercation back in June. That could result in his suspension being longer than six games. While Hunt’s situation is
          Kareem Hunt admits he lied to Chiefs, confirms NFL never spoke to him      Cache   Translate Page      
Kareem Hunt took responsibility on Sunday for his actions in a physical altercation he had with a woman back in February, and he also admitted to not being truthful with the Kansas City Chiefs about what took place. In an interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters, Hunt apologized and said he is “extremely embarrassed” by the video that shows him shoving and kicking a woman at a hotel in Cleveland where he was living earlier this year. He also said he does not blame the Chiefs for cutting him. “The Chiefs are right. I didn’t tell them everything. I don’t blame them for anything,” he said. “My actions caused this. … I didn’t tell them the video part. I didn’t say anything about too much of that. “It was just a long night. It doesn’t really matter what happened,” Hunt said. “I was in the wrong. I could have taken responsibility and made the right decision to find a way to deescalate the situation. “There was definitely some things that were said and did that I did not like. That’s not an excuse. That person in that vi
          Kareem Hunt Removed from Madden 19 After Video of Altercation Released      Cache   Translate Page      
EA Sports is removing Kareem Hunt from its Madden 19 video game on the heels of a video being released showing the former Kansas City Chiefs running back knocking a woman to the ground and kicking her at a Cleveland hotel in February...
          Report: NFL Didn't Seek Records on Kareem Hunt Altercation Until Video Release      Cache   Translate Page      
While the NFL claims it did its due diligence on the February altercation involving Kareem Hunt , neither the league nor the Kansas City Chiefs made a formal request to see police ...
          Kareem Hunt apologizes, says NFL never interviewed him about assault      Cache   Translate Page      
Former Kansas City Chiefs running back said he never saw the security camera video until TMZ published it Friday

          Gunman Shoots Couple, Then Follows Them To Hospital To Try Again      Cache   Translate Page      
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A gunman is suspected of wounding a man and a woman and chasing them 2 ½ miles to a Kansas hospital, where he fatally shot the man as he ran to the entrance. The gunman then took his own life, authorities say. Police said in a news release that the […]
          HONDURAN DRUG DEALER, WIFE-BEATER, DRUNK DRIVER HAS BEEN DEPORTED EIGHT TIMES      Cache   Translate Page      
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Honduran man who was arrested in Kansas City, Mo., for drunk driving was sentenced in federal court today for illegally reentering the United States after having been deported eight times.

Jose Salazar-Aguilar, 34, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to five years and eight months in federal prison without parole.

Kansas City, Mo., police officers arrested Salazar-Aguilar on Feb. 19, 2017, for driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting arrest, no insurance, and failure to carry a license. While incarcerated, record checks revealed that Salazar-Aguilar had been removed from the United States on numerous occasions. He was released on bond but apprehended by federal agents during a traffic stop on Feb. 27, 2017.

On May 2, 2018, Salazar-Aguilar pleaded guilty to unlawfully reentering the United States after removal for an aggravated felony.

This is Salazar-Aguilar’s second conviction for this offense. He was convicted of the same crime in federal court in Arizona on Feb. 22, 2012, and sentenced to 27 months. According to court documents, Salazar-Aguilar has been removed from the United States eight times, seven times after being convicted of the aggravated felony of delivery of heroin. Salazar-Aguilar was last removed from the United States on Aug. 8, 2013.

Additionally, according to court documents, Salazar-Aguilar’s history also includes assaultive behavior that endangers the public, such as his 2010 arrest for beating up his common-law wife.

Salazar-Aguilar has previously asserted his membership with the Norteno street gang, according to court documents, and has admitted to being a “drug mule.” Salazar-Aguilar also has prior felony convictions for delivery of a controlled substance (heroin) in Oregon, possession of a controlled substance in Colorado, and forgery in Arizona. Additionally, there are active warrants for his arrest from Salt Lake City, Utah, for distribution of a controlled substance; Phoenix, Ariz., for no valid license and traffic offenses; and Kansas City, Mo., for driving under the influence, resisting arrest, no insurance, and failure to carry a license.

This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberlee L. Moore. It was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).


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          NFL Woman Kicker Kareem Hunt Getting Wiped From ‘Madden 19’      Cache   Translate Page      
Kareem Hunt‘s life is in shambles at the moment. The now former Kansas City Chiefs running back who got dropped like a bad habit after being witnessed on film kicking a woman has been wiped from Madden 19.  It makes sense considering Hunt isn’t on a roster. But it’s still notable. Reports TMZ: After TMZ Sports posted […]
          Columbus Short Net Worth      Cache   Translate Page      

Columbus Keith Short, Jr. was born on the 19th September 1982, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is a choreographer who has worked for such top singers as Britney Spears. Short is also an actor who has landed roles in such feature films as “Stomp the Yard” (2007), “Armored” (2009) and “The Losers” (2010). Columbus …

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          Video Of Kareem Hunt Being Restrained In KC Nightclub Surfaces      Cache   Translate Page      
Kareem Hunt will have a long road to travel if he ever does get a chance to play in the NFL again after video of an incident this past February went public. Adding to the former Kansas City Chiefs’ legal woes, another video from January shows the player being restrained inside a Kansas City nightclub […]
          Los Angeles Chargers Striking At Right Time      Cache   Translate Page      

The under-the-radar Los Angeles Chargers are making a push for the playoffs and are on the tails of the Kansas City Chiefs. After a 1-2 start to the season, the 9-3 Chargers reeled off six straight wins and have climbed to second place in the AFC West. A recent 33-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers …

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          WALSH: The Terrifying Report About Children And Pornography That Every Parent Needs To Read      Cache   Translate Page      
A local news report in Kansas City should spark the interest of every parent. Children's Mercy Hospital has noticed a trend in the child sexual assault cases they encounter: half of the perpetrators of these crimes are children themselves. Nurses at the hospital think porn plays a prominent role:
          Missouri's new medical marijuana law and KCPD      Cache   Translate Page      
Earlier this month, Missouri voters approved Amendment 2, which legalized medical marijuana. I’ve heard many questions about how this will affect our enforcement activity. The short answer is: it won’t.

Amendment 2 allows state-licensed physicians to recommend marijuana use to patients. Doctor-approved patients must obtain an identification card from the state indicating they are permitted to use medical marijuana. With the card, they will be allowed to grow six flowering plants in their homes and purchase 4 ounces of dried marijuana or equivalent from a state-licensed dispensary. The state must begin accepting applications for qualifying patients no later than June 4, 2019.

The passing of this ballot measure added Article XVI to the Missouri Constitution. Part of that amendment states, “This section is not intended to change current civil and criminal laws governing the use of marijuana for nonmedical purposes. The section does not allow for the public use of marijuana and driving under the influence of marijuana.”

Because criminal laws about recreational marijuana use have not changed, neither will our enforcement. The members of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department take an oath to enforce state statutes. Until laws change, we will conduct business in accordance with our oath and the laws of this state. For felony-level marijuana possession cases (35 or more grams), we will continue to submit case files to all the county prosecutors’ offices in Kansas City, depending on where the offense took place: Clay, Platte, Jackson and Cass.

Most misdemeanor-level cases will continue to be submitted to city prosecutors. While the possession of 35 grams of marijuana or less carries a fine of just $25, it is still a misdemeanor and will be noted as such on an individual’s criminal record. The passage of Missouri’s medical marijuana law in no way changes that. It does, however, raise many other questions regarding firearms, employment and more that are beyond law enforcement.

Police do not make laws. Legislators – and in this case, citizen petitions and voters – do that. We are sworn to enforce the laws as they are written, regardless of what is trendy or popular, and we will continue to do so. If there comes a day that marijuana is fully legalized, of course we will adapt and treat it as any other legal substance that also can cause impairment.


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          Broncos Insider: Denver’s odds to make the playoffs? It’s not great.      Cache   Translate Page      
The Broncos have battled their way back into the playoff picture after winning three straight games since the bye week. But it’s still an uphill climb. With four games remaining, Denver (6-6) has zero chance to win the AFC West since it lost the regular season series to the 10-2 Kansas City ... Reported by Denver Post 8 hours ago.
          KCFD pays $16M in overtime for second year      Cache   Translate Page      
For the second year in a row, the Kansas City Fire Department reported paying $16 million in overtime.
          ‘How did that happen?’ Kansas picks embattled Florida nonprofit to help neglected kids - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
‘How did that happen?’ Kansas picks embattled Florida nonprofit to help neglected kids  The Kansas City Star

A Florida nonprofit under scrutiny for how it provides child welfare recently received a grant to administer services in Kansas.


          Kansas, Kansas City restaurant and grocery store health inspections for Dec. 4 - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
Kansas, Kansas City restaurant and grocery store health inspections for Dec. 4  The Kansas City Star

Kansas City-area restaurants and grocery stores with seven or more priority or critical health code violations. Includes operations on the Country Club Plaza, ...


          Here are some of the problems Kansas and Missouri voters faced on Election Day - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
Here are some of the problems Kansas and Missouri voters faced on Election Day  The Kansas City Star

Voters headed to the polls Tuesday morning, as Election Day started with high voter turnout expected in Kansas and Missouri. Many are facing problems at ...


          Kansas AG drops two charges against Schlitterbahn defendant without explanation - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
Kansas AG drops two charges against Schlitterbahn defendant without explanation  The Kansas City Star

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office has asked a judge handling the Schlitterbahn criminal cases to drop two charges against former water park ...


          Two More Snow producing systems worth looking at Kansas City - KCTV Kansas City      Cache   Translate Page      
Two More Snow producing systems worth looking at Kansas City  KCTV Kansas City

It's safe to say the “snow drought” in Kansas City appears over! Tuesday, we got our 6th measurable snowfall of the 2018-2019 season. Last year at this time, ...


          Recent Kansas editorials - News & Observer      Cache   Translate Page      
Recent Kansas editorials  News & Observer

The Kansas City Star, Nov. 30. This is democracy? Kansas voters get no say in filling vacant Legislature seats. We live in a democracy, right? Kansas apparently ...


          7-foot alligator found in hot tub in KC home is ‘gentle as a puppy,’ owner says - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
7-foot alligator found in hot tub in KC home is ‘gentle as a puppy,’ owner says  The Kansas City Star

Kansas City animal control officials removed a seven-foot, 200-pound alligator from a house, where it was found in a hot tub. City officials were alerted during an ...


          Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole stands to salute George H. W. Bush at capitol memorial - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole stands to salute George H. W. Bush at capitol memorial  The Kansas City Star

Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kansas, who is 95, was helped from his wheelchair to salute George H. W. Bush, a onetime friend and occasional political rival.


          KCPD officer hospitalized after 24-hour crisis, police negotiation in KCK hotel - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
KCPD officer hospitalized after 24-hour crisis, police negotiation in KCK hotel  The Kansas City Star

A woman in distress, who is Kansas City Police Department officer, barricaded with her children in a KCK hotel. Kansas City, Kan., police and assisting agencies ...


          Hiland Dairy recalls chocolate milk in Kansas City area due to egg contamination - KCTV Kansas City      Cache   Translate Page      
Hiland Dairy recalls chocolate milk in Kansas City area due to egg contamination  KCTV Kansas City

Hiland Dairy is issuing a voluntary recall of half-gallon premium whole milk chocolate that is produced at the Kansas City, facility over concerns the products may ...


          Food-for-homeless group returns, one week after being busted by KC health officials - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
Food-for-homeless group returns, one week after being busted by KC health officials  The Kansas City Star

Free Hot Soup KC volunteers returned to several Kansas City area parks Sunday afternoon, serving meals to homeless people one week after KC health ...


          Man caught with 471 pounds of marijuana on I-70 in Kansas gets prison sentence - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
Man caught with 471 pounds of marijuana on I-70 in Kansas gets prison sentence  The Kansas City Star

A Minnesota man transporting 471 pounds of marijuana through Kansas was sentenced Monday to one year and nine months in federal prison. The man was ...


          A Children’s Mercy nurse, a patient and a decision that led to 6 transplant surgeries - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
A Children’s Mercy nurse, a patient and a decision that led to 6 transplant surgeries  The Kansas City Star

A nurse at Children's Mercy hospital wanted to donate a kidney to a patient but wasn't a match. So the hospital worked with KU to start a transplant chain that ...


          Video shows Kareem Hunt being restrained following reported assault at KC nightclub - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
Video shows Kareem Hunt being restrained following reported assault at KC nightclub  The Kansas City Star

The Kansas City Star obtained cellphone video that shows former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt being held back after an altercation at Mosaic, a downtown ...


          28-hour standoff inside Kansas City, KS hotel ends peacefully - KCTV Kansas City      Cache   Translate Page      
28-hour standoff inside Kansas City, KS hotel ends peacefully  KCTV Kansas City

It started early Monday morning at the Holiday Inn at 39th Street and Rainbow Boulevard.


          Teenager is killed in south Kansas City shooting - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
Teenager is killed in south Kansas City shooting  The Kansas City Star

Kansas City police are investigating the shooting death of a teenager Tuesday in the 11300 block of Corrington Avenue.


          KCFD pays $16M in overtime for second year - 41 Action News Kansas City      Cache   Translate Page      
KCFD pays $16M in overtime for second year  41 Action News Kansas City

For the second year in a row, the Kansas City Fire Department reported paying $16 million in overtime.


          Software Glitch Frustrates Parents Trying To Enroll Children In Kansas City Public Schools - KCUR      Cache   Translate Page      
Software Glitch Frustrates Parents Trying To Enroll Children In Kansas City Public Schools  KCUR

A software glitch in the Kansas City Public Schools online application made it hard for some families to enroll Tuesday. Because the district fills seats.


          Kansas City trainer explains service dogs relationships with owners - KCTV Kansas City      Cache   Translate Page      
Kansas City trainer explains service dogs relationships with owners  KCTV Kansas City

*Service* dogs can be life-changing for people with special needs. They go through rigorous training from rambunctious puppies, to reliable companions.


          Film review: The Chiefs got minimal production out of Tyreek Hill Sunday. Here’s why - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
Film review: The Chiefs got minimal production out of Tyreek Hill Sunday. Here’s why  The Kansas City Star

This week's Kansas City Chiefs film review answers the question, “What happened to that explosive Tyreek Hill over the bye week?” Hill had a season-low one ...


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Report: President Trump returning to Kansas City this week  KWCH

President Donald Trump is coming back to Kansas City to speak at the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference, according to the Kansas City Star.


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‘We’re proud of our BBQ’: Kansas City launches new ‘Barbecue Experience’ app  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City has taken its love of barbecue to a new level, and it's coming right to your pocket. Visit KC launched the KC Barbecue ...


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Why Kansas City Made This List Of The Best Places to Travel In 2019  KCUR

Citing its urban revival and Midwestern charm, National Geographic Traveler named Kansas City as one of the best trips to take in 2019. “We love a city.


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KCKPD investigating shooting outside KU Hospital  41 Action News Kansas City

KCK police confirmed they are investigating a deadly shooting outside the main entrance of the University of Kansas Hospital.


          Kansas City man charged with murder in triple shooting that left one dead - 41 Action News Kansas City      Cache   Translate Page      
Kansas City man charged with murder in triple shooting that left one dead  41 Action News Kansas City

A 23-year-old Kansas City man was arrested Monday in connection with a triple shooting that left one person dead last week, prosecutors said.


          Kansas City Native Suggests Expansive Notion Of Judaism To Sustain The American Jewish Community - KCUR      Cache   Translate Page      
Kansas City Native Suggests Expansive Notion Of Judaism To Sustain The American Jewish Community  KCUR

Robert Mnookin grew up in the 1950s as a member of B'nai Jehudah, one of the biggest and oldest Jewish temples in Kansas City. But asked to describe.


          Dusting of snow creates commuter nightmare in Kansas City as roads turn icy, slick - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
Dusting of snow creates commuter nightmare in Kansas City as roads turn icy, slick  The Kansas City Star

A dusting of snow and cold overnight temperatures turned Kansas City roads icy for morning commute Monday. Drivers urged to use caution on bridges and ...


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KS-Kansas City, Position Description Ability to work ALL shifts may be needed. Will move to 12 hour rotating shifts at some point. Manage a team of hourly employees around 12 to 15 people, learn about cracker making, and enforce GMP's and PPE's. Drive key metrics on the line and hold employees accountable for there results. Responsible for supervising hourly employees and executing production plans and overall op
          President Trump to speak at law enforcement conference in Kansas City on Friday - WDAF FOX4 Kansas City      Cache   Translate Page      
President Trump to speak at law enforcement conference in Kansas City on Friday  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- President Donald Trump is set to visit Missouri for a conference on crime. According to the White House, Trump will speak Friday at the ...


          Kansas City Chiefs: Darrel Williams deserves chance to prove himself - KC Kingdom      Cache   Translate Page      
Kansas City Chiefs: Darrel Williams deserves chance to prove himself  KC Kingdom

The Kansas City Chiefs are now without their star running back and must move forward. Rookie Darrel Williams deserves a chance to prove himself.


          Iowa State AD used fan turnout in Kansas City to convince Alamo Bowl to pick Cyclones - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
Iowa State AD used fan turnout in Kansas City to convince Alamo Bowl to pick Cyclones  The Kansas City Star

While making his pitch to have the Alamo Bowl invite Iowa State, athletic director Jamie Pollard told officials to talk to the Kansas City Sports Commission about ...


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Why did the Kansas City Chiefs drop after a Week 13 win? | NFL Power Rankings  Yahoo Sports

NFL Network's Elliot Harrison and James Jones discuss why the Kansas City Chiefs dropped one spot in Harrison's Week 14 Power Rankings.


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South Kansas City porch pirate caught in act by quick-thinking homeowner  KMBC Kansas City

A porch pirate in the Kansas City-metro area was attempting to steal a package off a doorstep but was thwarted by a quick-thinking homeowner, and it was all ...


          Kansas City Royals: Andres Machado Re-Signed - Kings of Kauffman      Cache   Translate Page      
Kansas City Royals: Andres Machado Re-Signed  Kings of Kauffman

After declining to tender a contract to Andres Machado before the deadline, the Kansas City Royals signed the righty pitcher to a minor league contract.


          NFL Standings, Week 13: Kansas City Chiefs come off bye and continue to dominate AFC West - Arrowhead Addict      Cache   Translate Page      
NFL Standings, Week 13: Kansas City Chiefs come off bye and continue to dominate AFC West  Arrowhead Addict

Week 13 is in the books and the Kansas City Chiefs came off their bye and picked up yet another division win. Let's look at the rest of the NFL standings.


          2019 NFL mock draft: Kansas City Chiefs take Oshane Ximines in first round - Arrowhead Addict      Cache   Translate Page      
2019 NFL mock draft: Kansas City Chiefs take Oshane Ximines in first round  Arrowhead Addict

The latest mock draft from Matt Miller at Bleacher Report has the Kansas City Chiefs taking a small school edge rusher in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.


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Trump to speak at conference Friday in KCMO  41 Action News Kansas City

President Donald Trump will travel to Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday to address a conference hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice.


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The 12 Best New Restaurants in Kansas City  Eater

Today, Eater returns to Kansas City to focus on 12 newish restaurants and bars that are garnering some serious buzz. Liz Cook, restaurant critic for Kansas City's ...


          Slick streets cause wrecks, prompting road closures in Kansas City area - KCTV Kansas City      Cache   Translate Page      
Slick streets cause wrecks, prompting road closures in Kansas City area  KCTV Kansas City

A dusting of snow overnight made roads are slick, especially bridges and overpasses. There have been several interstate accidents blocking lanes, especially ...


          Wintry weather returns to Missouri and Kansas | News - KCTV Kansas City      Cache   Translate Page      
Wintry weather returns to Missouri and Kansas | News  KCTV Kansas City

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- Here we go again. Only, this time, it's not a blizzard; it's another winter-like storm impacting the region. This time the hardest hit area will ...


          17-year-old charged in Labor Day double shooting at new Sun Fresh grocery store in KC - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
17-year-old charged in Labor Day double shooting at new Sun Fresh grocery store in KC  The Kansas City Star

Jackson County prosecutors have charged Santavion Metcalf in a Labor Day shooting that left two injured. The shooting raised safety concerns at the new Sun ...


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Les Miles makes first assistant coach hire: Chevis Jackson  The Kansas City Star

Chevis Jackson, who played for Kansas Jayhawks football coach Les Miles with the LSU Tigers from 2004-07, will be KU's cornerbacks coach next season.


          These KU alums protect fraternities’ reputation — and $36 million in Greek real estate - The Kansas City Star      Cache   Translate Page      
These KU alums protect fraternities’ reputation — and $36 million in Greek real estate  The Kansas City Star

The Kansas Fraternity Landlords' League formed in 2015 to share information on running successful fraternities, preserve the economic interests of $36 million ...


          74-Year-Old Kansas Woman Fatally Shoots Burglar, Then Has Heart Attack: Police - KTLA Los Angeles      Cache   Translate Page      
74-Year-Old Kansas Woman Fatally Shoots Burglar, Then Has Heart Attack: Police  KTLA Los Angeles

Authorities say a 74-year-old Kansas woman shot and killed an intruder while on the phone with a 911 dispatcher and then had a heart attack. The Kansas City ...


          Mike Moustakas back to Kansas City? It’s more likely than you think. - Royals Review      Cache   Translate Page      
Mike Moustakas back to Kansas City? It’s more likely than you think.  Royals Review

When the Kansas City Royals traded longtime third baseman and franchise legend Mike Moustakas to the Milwaukee Brewers in July, we all thought that would ...


          Kansas City Chiefs playoff picture: Week 14 - 247Sports      Cache   Translate Page      
Kansas City Chiefs playoff picture: Week 14  247Sports

We're down to four games remaining in the regular season, which means the playoff race will be entering into its final stages starting this week. It's a big week for ...


          After Finally Coordinating Efforts, Crime Drops In Northeast Kansas City - KCUR      Cache   Translate Page      
After Finally Coordinating Efforts, Crime Drops In Northeast Kansas City  KCUR

With just one month of the year left, there have been zero homicides in Kansas City's Northeast neighborhood in 2018, down from 11 last year, according to.


          Royals outfielder Alex Gordon uninjured after deer collision in Kansas City, KS - KCTV Kansas City      Cache   Translate Page      
Royals outfielder Alex Gordon uninjured after deer collision in Kansas City, KS  KCTV Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was not injured Sunday when a deer ran into his car.


          Indoor Aquatic Center to be site of 2018 Winter Classic      Cache   Translate Page      

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s Indoor Aquatic Center will be the site of the Midwest Winter Classic Friday-Sunday, Dec. 7-9. Hosted by Ad Astra Area Aquatics and the Kansas City ... Read More

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          Sprint confirms it's working with Samsung on a 5G device      Cache   Translate Page      
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So far this week, Verizon and AT&T have announced plans to launch a 5G smartphone from Samsung in the first half of 2019. Now, not wanting to be left out, Sprint has revealed that it's got similar plans.

Sprint has confirmed that it's working with Samsung to launch a 5G device next year. "We're one of Samsung's biggest customers. You better believe we're working with them as well," said Ryan Sullivan, Sprint's VP of product engineering and development, to PCMag.

Neither Verizon, AT&T, nor Sprint have said much what this mystery 5G Samsung smartphone might be, but it's looking likely that it'll be a 5G-enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy S10. We typically see Samsung's Galaxy S flagships launch across all major U.S. carriers, and we've heard rumors that Samsung is working on a special 5G model of the Galaxy S10. Considering all of that and the fact that Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint have all said that they're working with Samsung on a 5G phone, a 5G-enabled Galaxy S10 seems to be the most probably identity of those carriers' upcoming device.

Sprint has said that it's planning to launch its 5G coverage in nine cities in the first half of 2019. Those cities are Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington D.C. The carrier has also confirmed that it's working with HTC on a 5G mobile smart hub that'll arrive in the first half of 2019, as well as a 5G smartphone from LG that'll launch in the first half of 2019.


           Video: Kareem Hunt restrained by bouncer after alleged fight in nightclub       Cache   Translate Page      
Video of Kareem Hunt being restrained by bouncer after alleged fight in Kansas City nightclub. The alleged fight happened in January, after the Chiefs lost in the playoffs to the Tennessee Titans. The man claims Hunt and George Atkinson jumped him.
          2018 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings – Week 14      Cache   Translate Page      
. Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 14 quarterback rankings. . 1. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints 2. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers 3. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs 4. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers 5. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers 6. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers 7. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons 8. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis […]
          Presale: Neko Case at the Uptown Theater      Cache   Translate Page      

Released over the summer, Neko Case's self-produced seventh solo LP, "Hell-On," has been regarded as her most accessible and challenging album to date. The enigmatic storyteller is making her way back to Kansas City in 2019, stopping at the Uptown Theater on Friday, May 10!

Tickets go on sale this Friday, but Bridge listeners can buy tickets before they go on sale to the public starting this Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to Thursday, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m., using the password BRIDGE after clicking on this link!


          Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing      Cache   Translate Page      

Every month, we ask radio stations around the country one critical question: what's the one song you can't stop listening to? It takes weeks to cut the possibilities down to just ten songs and create the playlist below. From Texas to Nevada, Oregon to Tennessee and beyond, these are the songs public radio thinks you should hear.

November's lineup includes the single from Kansas City native Calvin Arsenia, a cut from Anderson .Paak's album Oxnard, the latest track from Mandolin Orange, a haunting ballad from Anna Tivel and more.

 


 

 

 

Calvin Arsenia, "Headlights"

A transformative shared experience with the listener is Calvin Arsenia's Holy Grail. A multi-instrumentalist, his signature instrument is the harp. What may seem like genre-hopping in his latest album, Cantaloupe, is actually Arsenia looking past the boundaries of his gospel background and classical training to find the most direct line of expression to inform our common struggles. "Headlights," the first single from Cantaloupe, is a post-break up song about maintaining a strong sense of self while dealing with loss. It moves us past the storybook expectations of love, but retains an addiction to romance, finding the difference between infatuation and love. As Calvin puts it, "Love sticks around." A rap coda from Jametatone and Arsenia's lyrical harp solo draw "Headlights" to its conclusion. This is beautiful music, with the capacity to create the shared immersive experience Arsenia reaches for. We are all the richer. —Jon Hart, The Bridge


 

 

 

 

Broncho, "Big City Boys"

Make no bones about it: I love, love, love Broncho. The band's songs are like little pieces of audio candy, too sweet and tasty to stop snacking on. The Tulsa band's latest album, Bad Behavior, is chock-full of fun power pop treats that could— and should— be used in all sorts of films and commercials. Take for instance the song "Big City Boys," a song so catchy that it sounds as if it's on a loop. The three-minute jam has frontman Ryan Lindsey breathlessly delivering lyrics over a pulsating bass line, while ethereal backing "oohs" weave in and out. It's all about the feel for me and this song had my head boppin' right away and mindlessly humming along. Give this one a little taste— I know you'll love Broncho too. —Ryan LaCroix, KOSU

 


 

 

 

 

Liz Brasher, "Love Feasts"

What do they say about rolling stones gathering no moss? NPR Music Slingshot artist Liz Brasher has been rocking hard this year all over the place— on tour with Red Wanting Blue, The Psychedelic Furs, The Zombies, The Mavericks, and Blondie. That is one eclectic list, but then again, Brasher's music doesn't fit in a neat little box, either. She is in equal measure a gospel garage rocker, crooner, shouter, soul sister, guitar-slinger and girl group proponent. And she is a badass band leader for her power three-piece. Her vocals delight with punch, mystery and wonder, especially on stage. Her latest release, "Love Feasts," the first track from her forthcoming full-length album, Painted Image, due out on Jan. 18, 2019 (at last!) is definitely a WMOT favorite. —Jessie Scott, WMOT Roots Radio

 


 

 

 

 

Chaka Khan, "Like Sugar"

The Queen of Funk Chaka Khan is back with her first new music in over a decade. "Like Sugar" was released back in June which is the first glimpse of her forthcoming, as-yet-titled album. Switch, a founding member of EDM trio Major Lazer, produced this song that makes you want to shake your thang on the dance floor. The track grooves to a fat, funky bassline and has a catchy hook, tight cuts, starts and stops conjuring up visions of '70s Soul Train dancers in your head. In fact, the music video does just that with the pop and lock dancers' smooth moves, looped edits and fashion throwbacks.

Chaka Khan's forthcoming album is set to be released soon on Switch's new label, Diary Records. —Willobee Carlan,

 

 

 

 

Anna Tivel, "Fenceline"

Ever since Elliott Smith broke out in the late '90s, Portland, Ore. has been a hotbed for indie folk troubadours. Laura Veirs, M. Ward, Laura Gibson, and, most recently, Haley Heynderickx have all found inspiration on the banks of the Willamette River. But Anna Tivel is perhaps the most underrated of them all. She's long been adept at writing arresting but sparse songs, anchored by vivid storytelling lyrics that showcase her uncanny ability to paint landscapes with words. Her latest single, "Fenceline," is no exception. The song is the first track released from Tivel's forthcoming album, The Question, due out April 2019. But with this record, her superb compositions have been elevated to new heights. With the help of producer and multi-instrumentalist Shane Leonard and engineer Brian Joseph (Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens), Tivel has crafted a truly goosebump-inducing soundscape. —Jerad Walker, OBP

 


 

 

 

 

Anderson .Paak, "Cheers (feat. Q-Tip)"

Too complicated and retro to be a single, "Cheers (feat. Q-Tip)" is still a triumph for Anderson .Paak. Here's a reincarnation of neo-soul magnificence born to attract diverse audiences. "Cheers" is an ideal example of how dispirit influences can congeal to form an enthralling hybrid. This dizzying, propulsive track might never fit completely under the strictest definitions of hip-hop or R&B, but represents the best aspects of both. Bar by bar, the song's sonic antecedents — slinky bass runs, punchy horn blasts, trademark chime glissandos, the Questlove-style drumbeat, a jazzy saxophone coda — do some aural world-building that is both oddly familiar and totally transformative.

To achieve this, .Paak didn't pilfer from a favorite 1970s funk ditty or recite from Maxwell's discography. Dr. Dre's patronage meant .Paak could rely on a dream team of producers – hit-making associates Focus and Andre Brissett, along with Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest and Dre himself — to birth this ultramodern creation.

On the mic, .Paak's rapping clearly recalls old-school Kanye West, but with a self-consciousness and sensuality that exceeds his teacher. And "Cheers" itself demonstrates that point. He is the artistic progeny of what's come before. This song is a passing of the baton. —David Hyland, WPR

 


 

 

 

 

Rhett Miller, "Total Disaster"

In 2016, the affable and ever-prolific Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller opened up about his longtime battle with depression and an unsuccessful suicide attempt at 14. Going through the motions of life as a working musician — at home, on the road and in the studio — were already fixtures in Miller's oeuvre, in both the Old 97's and his solo ventures, but "Total Disaster," the opening track from Miller's eighth solo album, The Messenger, couldn't be a better preamble for what feels like his most confessional work to date.

"Total Disaster" debunks any assumptions that Miller's easygoing, self-deprecating lyrical turns are, in a sense, going through any motions themselves. Miller's reflection emerge from a deeply personal and genuine place, and the "Aha!" moment here is the revelation that there's zero shame in baring our scars. —Gini Mascorro,

 

Adia Victoria, "Dope Queen Blues"

Adia Victoria is a wonderful blend of Southern Gothic and the blues. A great example of this blend is her latest song, "Dope Queen Blues." Victoria admits to writing the song in her early twenties. Now 32, she has finally crafted the song into something special. Capturing the spirit of living for today and with no worries about tomorrow, Victoria puts herself back in her 20-year-old body, not in a nostalgic way but in a manner of a writer with something to share. When she sings, "It's a culmination of my rumination" the words are so drawn out you are forced to listen to her. Adding a haunting piano from The National's Aaron Dessner (who also produced the record), Victoria creates an environment both compelling and spooky. Like any good storyteller, Victoria leaves us wanting more. If "Dope Queen Blues" is a sign of what her upcoming album Silences brings, I can't wait to hear more. —Benji McPhail, Colorado Sound

 


 

 

 

 

Mandolin Orange, "Golden Embers"

Both of my grandmothers played piano in church, so a line like "I miss the old hymns," from the second verse of Mandolin Orange's gorgeous new song "Golden Embers," hits close to home: "Like notes on the pages, she breathed life into all things."

The video, directed by Josh Sliffe, will be touching to anyone that's ever experienced the confusing turbulence of loss and faced the challenge of transitioning painful mourning into precious memories. The visual effect is fortified through masterful use of light where every hotel lamp, beam of sunlight and campfire spark is as important as the simplistically powerful lyrics. The sparse acoustic instrumentation and glowing harmony of the group's catalog are intact while the mid-song instrumental passage enhances deepens the emotion with staccato strings, percussion and electric guitar.

This North Carolina duo of singer-songwriter Andrew Marlin and multi-instrumentalist Emily Frantz will make its fourth appearance on Mountain Stage since 2013 early next year with songs from their upcoming project Tides Of A Teardrop. —Adam Harris, Mountain Stage

 


 

 

 

Molly Burch, "To The Boys"

Building on generations of country crooning, Austin's Molly Burch kicks up a sanguine mix of modern sensibilities and traditional Western songwriting. Originally from Los Angeles, Burch took a bold step in relocating to the Lone Star State and releasing her 2017 heartbreak-influenced debut album, Please Be Mine. After that, it didn't take much for locals (and many far beyond) to fall in love with her reverb-laden mixes, effortless vocals and lyrics that alternate between all-too-real and just plain blasé.

This past October, Burch shared her sophomore full-length, First Flower, an intimate arrangement of originals that sound like a blend between Angel Olsen and Patsy Cline, with Molly's matured discipline to match. First Flower's lead single instantly won us over here at KUTX, and as far as mediocrity goes? Well, you can leave that to the boys. —Jack Anderson, KUTX

 


 

This playlist is updated monthly.

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A partnership born in Kansas City could be the beginning of the next big cross-segment deal in U.S. health care, Louisville Business First reports. A Friday article in our sister paper speculates that a clinic pilot program in Kansas City is just the tip of the iceberg for Humana's talks with Walgreens. Six months ago, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) began a pilot program in the Kansas City area that p laced clinics of Humana's Partners in Primary Care practice… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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It took a trio of attempts, but the Los Angeles Chargers were finally able to get that field goal to claim a 33-30 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on a jaw-clenching Sunday Night Football on NBC. Going into the final month of the season, the Chargers are now only one game behind the Kansas City Chiefs for the top spot in the AFC West. Up against a Garth Brooks special, the Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show Holiday Special and a loaded primetime, last night’s game snagged a 12.3/21 in metered market results.
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Kansas City Royals outfielder and Rocky Mount native Brian Goodwin will be hosting a free baseball camp at Rocky Mount High School on Dec. 22.
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Hiland Dairy is announcing a voluntary recall of half-gallon premium whole milk chocolate that is produced at the Kansas City, Missouri facility, over concerns the products may contain eggnog that could affect those individuals that have sensitivity to egg allergens. People who have an allergy ... Reported by FDA 6 hours ago.
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          NFL notebook: Hunt suspension could go into '19      Cache   Translate Page      
The NFL is mulling a multigame suspension for former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt that could last into the 2019 season, ESPN reported Tuesday. The league is considering three different off-field incidents involving Hunt, the bombshell coming last week when TMZ released a video showing
          OPINION EXCHANGE | NFL is stained by more violence against women      Cache   Translate Page      
Then why did the league not even bother to interview Kansas City Chiefs player Kareem Hunt after allegations that he attacked a woman in a Cleveland hotel in February? How diligent were its efforts to obtain the hotel surveillance video (which TMZ somehow managed to get its hands on) showing the assault
          EA removes Kareem Hunt from 'Madden 19' following assault      Cache   Translate Page      

A football player's conduct is leading to consequences on both real and virtual football fields. EA is removing former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt from Madden 19 after TMZ showed a video of Hunt kicking and shoving a woman in a Cleveland hotel in February. He'd been dropped from the Chiefs on November 30th, the same day the video went public.

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          Jason Witten critical of Redskins' decision to claim Reuben Foster off waivers      Cache   Translate Page      
The NFL had its worst week of 2018 as it continues to struggle with the serious issue of domestic violence.  A horrific video from an incident in February involving Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was made public Friday, and the NFL's reigning rushing champ was cut just hours later. Earlier
           Comment on Final Curtain for Mr. Curtiz by surlyhack       Cache   Translate Page      
Neville Brand also shone in noir and crime films, appearing in Riot in Cell Block 11, D.O.A., Kansas City Confidential, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, The Mob, The Turning Point, and Where the Sidewalk Ends.
          NFL This Week: Kansas City Chiefs had 'no choice' but to release Kareem Hunt      Cache   Translate Page      
Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell say Kareem Hunt only has himself to blame after he was released by the Kansas City Chiefs when a video emerged of him attacking a woman.
          2019 Minor League Preview: Kansas City Royals      Cache   Translate Page      
I was born just days after the 1980 World Series - a match between my beloved Phils and the focus of this minor league preview...the Kansas City Royals. Since I wasn't really conscious, I totally missed out on perhaps the two greatest third basemen of all time (yeah I see you Brooks) going head to head. I do have old pictures though. My favorite is Schmidt and Brett clinking glasses with what appears to be spiked lemonade while sitting in director's chairs and leaning on baseball bats. I don't think the next George Brett is in this year's KC system. In fact, the Royals are limited to only one Grade A prospect (a recently drafted pitcher) and half of this year's list fell into the 'C' tier. So it's not exactly a powerhouse. But hey, at least the Royals provided (in my opinion) the greatest moment of the 2018 season...
          Analysis: Kareem Hunt video just latest case of NFL's reactive discipline      Cache   Translate Page      
<br/>FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt warms up for the team's NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Houston.  The Chiefs released Hunt on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018,  after video surfaced that showed the NFL's reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February.  (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
The NFL is still out of its league when it comes to discipline for players with troubles off the field. Kareem Hunt was the latest ...

          Medical Science Liaison Associate Director - Oncology (KS, MO, NE, IA) - Astellas Pharma US - Kansas City, MO      Cache   Translate Page      
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          StoryCorps In Kansas City — Fighting For Chicano Rights In Kansas      Cache   Translate Page      
StoryCorps' MobileBooth came to Kansas City to collect the stories and memories of residents. This is one in a series of stories KCUR has chosen to highlight. John Mendoza graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, in 1967, excited to take on a job at NASA as an aerospace engineer. "I always wanted to be a figher pilot because of movies and space programs, outer space movies," John told his daughter, Valerie M. Mendoza.
          This Kansas City Puppet Theater's Classic December Show Is Not About Christmas      Cache   Translate Page      
An aviator falls to earth and is marooned with his downed biplane in the Sahara. In the desert, he meets a mysterious prince who’s traveled to earth from a distant asteroid. So begins the alternative to traditional holiday-themed fare this year from The Mesner Puppet Theater . Based on the novella written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in 1943, “ The Little Prince ” explores friendship and love and seeks to discover the truth beneath the surface. “The story starts with the Aviator crashing in the Sahara Desert, and everything he experiences while he's there could be real or it could be his imagination,” said Director Erika Baker. In the new production, Mesner Puppeteers will share the stage with actor Coleman Crenshaw , who plays the Aviator. “All of the other characters the Aviator interacts with ... are puppets because they're part of this otherworldly experience he has while he's crashed in the desert,” said Baker, who remembered being mesmerized by the book as a child During early
          Applying To Most Charter Schools Is About To Get Easier For Kansas City Families      Cache   Translate Page      
Starting Monday, families living within Kansas City Public Schools boundaries can apply to 16 charter schools with a common application. “Parents don’t have to go to four different schools and fill out four separate applications,” Latresse Yarbough, the chief operating officer for Kansas City Neighborhood Academy, said. “We really want to show the unity between charter schools and the ease of the application.” Kansas City Neighborhood Academy is sponsored by the Kansas City Public Schools, which last year launched a common application for district schools. Tricia Johnson of Show Me KC Schools, a nonprofit that helps parents pick schools for their kids, said that one application made things so much easier. “When the charters saw how well this worked for KCPS families, they said, ‘You know, we can do this as well. We can come together and create a system that’s much easier for families to navigate,’” Johnson said. The online application can be filled out on a mobile device in five
          South Kansas City Businesses Find Out How They Can Be Part Of Airport Construction      Cache   Translate Page      
On Saturday morning, Monique Campbell bustled up and down the stairs inside the Goppert Theatre at Avila University, attending breakout sessions at an economic development summit. "There's something for everyone, whether you're a community member, whether you own a small business, or if you're a large business owner," said Campbell, who works for Bellewether, a small business operations consulting company.
          Coalition Has Signatures To Force A Vote On New Kansas City Incentives Cap      Cache   Translate Page      
A petition asking Kansas City voters to limit property tax abatements has been certified by the City Clerk’s office and had a first read before the City Council on Thursday, the Kansas City Business Journal reports. The clerk's office certified 2,321 valid signatures on a petition sponsored by the Coalition for Kansas City Economic Development Reform. That well exceeds the 1,708 signatures required to force a vote. The petition would cap property tax abatements approved by the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, PortKC and the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City at 50 percent. It also would extend the cap to two other city incentive tools: Chapter 100 sale/leasebacks and Chapter 353 abatements. The petitioners are aiming for a vote in the Aug. 6 election. The matter now goes to the City Council's Finance and Governance Committee for review. Read the full story in the Kansas City Business Journal .
          Electric Bikes Will Soon Join Scooters On Kansas City Streets      Cache   Translate Page      
Electric bikes will arrive on Kansas City’s streets in early December, joining the current fleet of electric scooters and ride sharing options available to residents. The private, ride-sharing company Drop Mobility is providing the bikes. The company, along with its partners Ride KC and nonprofit bike advocacy group BikeWalkKC, unveiled the electric bikes Friday at the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. The company will roll out 40 bikes through December, concentrating on the downtown area between the River Market and the Crossroads. The goal is to double the number of bikes each month until 150 bikes are in operation. Drop Mobility CEO Qiming Wang said it was important to partner with local communities to provide the best experience. “This is a space that’s really seeing a lot of change right now,” he said. “For the first time in a long time, I think people are seeing that cars may not be the solution for all their needs.” Eric Vaughn, director of business services with
          University of Missouri Offers Buyouts To Older Faculty At Kansas City And Other Campuses      Cache   Translate Page      
The University of Missouri-Kansas City, as well as the other three campuses in the UM System, will extend buyout offers to tenured faculty nearing retirement age, it was announced Friday. “We’ve got to make sure we’re doing everything we can to alleviate any financial pressure,” MU spokesman Christian Basi said, though he was “not ready to speculate” on whether more layoffs would be coming if too few employees took buyouts. To be eligible for the one-time, lump sum payment, faculty members must be full-time, benefit eligible employees with five or more years of service. They must be 62 or older and not under investigation. The payout is one and a half times their salary, capped at $200,000. “If we have the financial flexibility to use those salary lines, we can bring in stellar, younger faculty members, potentially changing the direction of research and looking at new technology,” Basi said. Earlier this year, UM System President Mun Choi called for $260 million for scholarships,
          Kansas City Erects First Memorial To Remember A Victim Of Lynching      Cache   Translate Page      
Levi Harrington was lynched on April 3, 1882, in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri. That may seem like a long time ago, but after 136 years, the aftermath of racial terror lynchings reverberates today. That's why lynchings — and Harrington — are being remembered in Kansas City with a new memorial.
          Sporting KC Finishes One Goal Short Of The MLS Title Game      Cache   Translate Page      
Updated 10:53 p.m. Nov. 29 with match result — With the 3-2 loss to the Portland Timbers Thursday night, Sporting Kansas City lost its chance to play in the Major League Soccer championship.
          Kansas City Council Approves Money From Dockless Scooters For Affordable Housing      Cache   Translate Page      
The Kansas City Council passed a resolution Thursday allocating revenue from dockless scooters to affordable housing initiatives. The 9-4 vote followed nearly an hour of debate over what is, in the context of the city's housing needs, a small amount of money.
          Airlines Want A Second Opinion On $1.6 Billion Price Tag For Kansas City Airport Terminal       Cache   Translate Page      
Nearly a month ago, Kansas City, Missouri, officials were assured that the biggest airlines that serve Kansas City International Airport were on board with the higher price tag of $1.6 billion to build a new, single terminal. Now, they’re not so sure. On Tuesday, Mayor Sly James issued a statement saying the airlines had agreed to “take a second look” at the scope of the terminal , which has grown both in size and price since voters approved the project. The move was prompted by smaller airlines, Spirit and Allegiant, who have reservations about the cost of a $20 million baggage claim system and about how that price tag will be divided among airlines. On Thursday, aviation director Pat Klein revealed that the overall terminal cost was also an issue — not just to the smaller airlines, but the larger ones as well. Support from those carriers — Southwest, American and United — is essential to the future of the terminal. The mayor and city council promised voters that the new terminal
          6 Outspoken Things To Do In Kansas City This Weekend      Cache   Translate Page      
How do you feel? Really and truly? Your tongue might loosen up when coached up by prime examples of outspoken behavior – verbal and otherwise – in the form of frankly fun weekend offerings, including hearty romance, candid comedy and a 1,000-voice choir letting it rip to celebrate the holiday season. Now how do you feel? See, it’s already working! 1. Anita Baker One of the queens of the 1980s “Quite Storm” music radio format, romantic R&B balladier Anita Baker still makes like a laidback tempest when she lays into a lyric. But the opportunity for fans to experience the singer of “Sweet Love,” “Caught Up in the Rapture,” “Giving You the Best That I Got” and a slew of other outspoken odes to adult coupling is drawing to a close. The 60-year-old winner of eight Grammy Awards and countless hearts is on her farewell concert tour. May I be blunt? Group hug! Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, Mo.; tickets: $69-$199. 2. Hip Hop Nutcracker New York City
          Midwest Sports Headlines: 12/5/18      Cache   Translate Page      
Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — The NFL’s handling of violence accusations against Kareem Hunt shows the league still reacts heavily based on public perception. The league and Kansas City Chiefs quickly changed their approach toward the star running back after video was released showing Hunt pushing […]
          Missouri first to adopt fairness test against gerrymandering      Cache   Translate Page      

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The votes won’t be cast for another four years, yet Democrats already appear likely to gain seats in Missouri’s Republican-dominated Legislature in 2022.

The reason: a one-of-its kind redistricting initiative approved by voters in the recent midterm elections.

Missouri’s initiative marks a new frontier in a growing movement against partisan gerrymandering that has now notched ballot-box victories in eight states over the past decade.

Other states have created independent commissions and required bipartisan votes to redraw legislative and congressional districts. Missouri will be the first to rely on a new mathematical formula to try to engineer “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness” in its state legislative districts; the Legislature will continue drawing the state’s congressional districts.

An Associated Press analysis of the new Missouri formula shows it has the potential to end the Republicans’ supermajorities in the state House and state Senate and move the chambers closer to the more even partisan division that is often reflected in statewide races. But the size of the likely Democratic gains remains uncertain, partly because the formula has never been put to a test.

“Missouri’s engaged in an experiment,” said Sam Wang, director of the Princeton University Gerrymandering Project, which uses math to measure partisan advantages in redistricting.

“Democrats have a fighting chance in a way that they didn’t before,” Wang added. But “a lot of it depends on what they do with it.”

After the 2010 census, Republicans nationwide controlled more state legislatures and governor’s offices than Democrats. They used that power to draw legislative and congressional districts that benefited the GOP.

Since then, advocates have been trying to reform the system to eliminate or greatly reduce partisan gerrymandering, which has been used by both parties over the years to draw political boundaries in ways that give the dominant party a disproportionate hold on power. They have succeeded in making the process less partisan in a number of states, mostly through ballot initiatives approved by voters.

Nov. 6 was the latest example of the trend, when voters in Colorado, Michigan and Utah joined Missouri in approving new redistricting systems.

All states must redraw their congressional and state legislative districts after the 2020 census. Those new maps generally will kick in for the elections two years later. Although the criteria vary by state, most require districts to contain similar populations, keep communities together when possible and give minorities a chance to elect candidates of their choice.

The constitutional amendment approved by Missouri voters in November keeps those criteria. But it also requires a new nonpartisan state demographer to base state House and Senate districts on the votes cast in the previous three elections for president, governor and U.S. senator – races that are decided by voters statewide and are not affected by gerrymandering.

The districts must come as close as practical to achieving “partisan fairness” as measured by a formula called “the efficiency gap.”

That formula was created earlier this decade by Eric McGhee, a researcher at the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California, and University of Chicago law professor Nick Stephanopoulos. It compares the statewide share of the vote a party receives with the statewide percentage of seats it wins, taking into account a common political expectation: For each 1 percentage point gain in its statewide vote share, a party normally increases its seat share by 2 percentage points.

Although the efficiency gap has been cited in court challenges to politically gerrymandered districts in Wisconsin and elsewhere, no other state has made it a legally required test for redistricting.

California, which adopted an independent redistricting commission for the 2010 census, prohibited political favoritism in drawing districts but included no test to determine if that occurs. Since then, Democratic dominance has increased in both the state’s congressional delegation and its state legislative chambers.

McGhee, who was not involved in Missouri’s initiative, said the formula will constrain what mapmakers can do to inflate partisan majorities.

Missouri’s current state Senate districts were adopted by a bipartisan commission after the 2010 census. Its House districts were drawn by a judicial panel after a bipartisan commission failed to agree on a plan.

In the November elections, Republican candidates received an average of 57 percent of the two-party vote across Missouri’s 163 House districts, yet Republicans won 71 percent of the seats. That gave them a 116-47 majority over Democrats.

That equates to an 8 percent efficiency gap favoring Republicans – or an additional 13 GOP seats beyond what would be expected from the total votes, according to an AP analysis.

The Republican majorities in Missouri’s two legislative chambers remained unchanged after this year’s elections despite the fact Democrats fielded their highest number of candidates since 2002.

Stronger Republican fundraising and messaging make it difficult for Democrats to win legislative races in parts of Missouri, said Rep. Peter Merideth, who led the Democrats’ House Victory Committee.

But “certainly, the way that they’ve drawn the districts is part of it,” he added.

Like many states, Missouri’s urban centers of St. Louis and Kansas City have high concentrations of Democratic voters while the rural areas are overwhelmingly Republican. That results in a lot of lopsided state legislative races, even though statewide races often are highly competitive.

By requiring legislative districts to be based on the votes for top statewide races, Democrats are likely to gain influence. The new redistricting formula takes into account nine statewide elections from 2012 to 2020. In the seven that already have been held, Republicans received 51 percent of the vote to Democrats’ 49 percent.

To achieve partisan fairness, the new legislative maps would have to be drawn so Democrats would be projected to win about 48 percent of the seats. That means some urban Democratic voters likely would have to be mixed together with rural Republican voters in elongated districts that could look more gerrymandered than the current ones.

But it still might not be possible to obtain perfect partisan fairness. Democrats topped out at around 44 percent of the House seats in a simulated map prepared for the group Missourians First, which opposed the redistricting ballot measure.

“Because rural Missouri is so Republican, you actually cannot draw to that standard” in the constitutional amendment, said Scott Dieckhaus, a Republican consultant who managed the Missourians First campaign. “So you basically just draw as many competitive seats as you can.”

Even then, Democrats could fall short of projected gains. That’s because the formula, by including the results of Democratic victories in the governor’s and U.S. Senate races in 2012, may understate the Republican shift that has occurred in the state since then.

“It may look like on paper you’ve suddenly created a plan that’s only going to elect 55 percent Republicans or something, but in reality, it will produce as many Republicans as the existing plan,” McGhee said.

Democratic consultant Sean Nicholson, who directed the Clean Missouri campaign for the ballot measure, said he believes Democrats could gain seats under the plan but are unlikely to win control of either chamber in the immediate future.

“The goal is to have a Legislature that more closely matches what voters are saying they want in these statewide races,” Nicholson said.


          News: Madden NFL 19 - Nach Prügelskandal: EA entfernt Star-Running-Back      Cache   Translate Page      

In den Vereinigten Staaten sorgte zuletzt mal wieder ein NFL-Star für Aufsehen. Star-Running-Back Kareem Hunt von den Kansas City Chiefs war in einen Prügelskandal verwickelt, weshalb nun auch Publisher Electronic Arts in Madden NFL 19 Konsequenzen zieht.


          Fuel Snap Skid with Shootout Triumph over Kansas City      Cache   Translate Page      
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indy Fuel (10-10-0-0) pulled out of a two-game slide Tuesday night with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Kansas City Mavericks at In... - ECHL Indy Fuel
          Mavs Snag Point in Shootout Loss at Indy      Cache   Translate Page      
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Kansas City Mavericks (12-5-1-1) stole a hard-earned point on the road in a come-from-behind 4-3 shootout loss to the Indy Fu... - ECHL Kansas City Mavericks
          Silver Mining 12/5: Raiders add veteran RB C.J. Anderson      Cache   Translate Page      

News surrounding the Raiders and rest of the NFL. Raiders News Raiders sign RB CJ Anderson – Silver And Black Pride CJ Anderson won’t be replacing Kareem Hunt in Kansas City. The Bay Area native and Cal grad returns to play for the Raiders. Raiders bring back Damontre Moore, waive Fadol Brown Jon Gruden was …

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          KC logistics company will open its first North Texas facility      Cache   Translate Page      
A Kansas City-based third party logistics firm has signed a deal to open its first North Texas location.
          Appeals court issues decision on Tucker's record $1.27B FTC fine      Cache   Translate Page      
For now, Scott Tucker will still be required to pay a record $1.27 billion fine to the Federal Trade Commission, but it's possible his case could be revisited in the future, The Kansas City Star reports.  A San Francisco appellate court on Monday upheld a lower court's decision that the payday loan tycoon must pay the hefty fine, but two of the judges voiced concerns.  The case dates to 2016 and revolves around whether his payday lending business issued loans with misleading terms to consumers.…
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MO-Kansas City, Job description *This Position is Located in Kansas City MO, Relocation Assistance is Available* Summary of Duties: · Executes a variety of moderate to complex mechanical engineering assignments and provides detailed instructions in the design and/or project management of new and current projects, products, programs, components, tools and acceptance equipment · Drives or assists product engineerin
          How Once-Moderate Bush Got Hijacked by the Religious Right      Cache   Translate Page      
Politics, George H. W. Bush, Religion, PoliticiansPolitics

Our October 1992 cover story explores how George H.W. Bush — desperate to be reelected — formed an unholy alliance that haunts us still. 

George H. W. BushReligionPoliticiansThe Advocate, October 20, 1992The Advocate, October 20, 1992Chris Bull

DURING HIS renomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, President Bush receives wild cheers from delegates when he blasts the Democratic Party’s platform for omitting “three simple letters — G-o-d.”

Initiatives that would forbid legislators to outlaw antigay discrimination are placed on state ballots in Colorado and Oregon.

The California Board of Education rejects a school textbook because it calls for respect for gay and lesbian parents.

These developments, all of which occurred during the past year, and dozens of others like them across the country can all be traced to the growing political power of the religious right. Once regarded as a band of harmless crackpots, the religious right has managed to propel social issues — especially gay rights and abortion — to a key position on the national political agenda by sparking a fierce debate on “family values.”

“These people are diehards,” says Ann Stone, chairwoman of the abortion rights group Republicans for Choice. “They are very well-organized, and all they do is fight. We have to get the people to understand that unless they want a church state, they are going to have to get out there and fight back. Forget about gay rights and abortion rights in the kind of society these people have in mind.”

Adds Jerry Sloan, cochairman of Project Tocsin, a Sacramento, Calif., group that monitors the right wing: “Gays and lesbians have come to terms with the fact that the religious right has effectively stalled gay and lesbian political advances in some parts of the country and actually threatens to turn back the clock in others.” As a result, gay groups across the nation that would prefer to be working for positive change instead find themselves on the defensive, fighting off brush fires started by fundamentalists.

The religious right achieved its power gradually through a multifaceted strategy that targets all levels of politics — national, state, and local. The strategy’s basic components include running little-known candidates for local offices, preparing antigay ballot initiatives, organizing voter-registration campaigns, and filing legal challenges to gay rights legislation.

A key to the religious right’s success has been its use of aggressive lobbying to compel the Republican Party to adopt a conservative social agenda at the expense of moderate Republicans.

“The Right has disproportionate power, not so much because it has the numbers but because it is very singleminded in its approach to politics,” says David Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union, a political group.

One need look only to the Republican National Convention in Houston last August for evidence of Keene’s assertion. At the convention, Massachusetts governor William Weld, a Republican who is one of the nations most staunchly pro-gay governors, was asked by the Republican National Committee not to address gay rights in his speech to the delegates.

But there was no similar prohibition on antigay rhetoric: Gays and lesbians repeatedly were targets of attack from the podium. In a nationally televised speech, failed presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan decreed that enactment of antibias protection for gays and lesbians is “not the kind of change we can tolerate in a nation that we still call God’s country.” And Vice President Dan Quayle told the convention that it is wrong to treat “alternative life-styles [as] morally equivalent” to traditional ones.

Quayle acts as the Bush administration’s unofficial liaison to conservatives. But on this point, he was merely parroting a position embraced two months previously by President Bush, who told The New York Times that he does not consider homosexuality to be normal. Previously, Bush had long been considered a moderate on social issues.

However, Bush and Quayle have not been entirely consistent in toeing the religious right’s antigay line. In an interview broadcast on ABC television in July, Bush said his administration had “no litmus test” that automatically excludes gays and lesbians from staff positions, and in an interview in August, he said that if he learned one of his grandchildren were gay, he would embrace him but discourage him from becoming a gay rights activist.

Throughout September, Quayle appeared to back off the antigay rhetoric voiced at the convention weeks earlier. During a campaign stop in Los Angeles, for instance, he conceded that his party has a “conservative voice and a conservative philosophy” but said he does not support the exclusion of gays and lesbians from it.

The backpedaling did not sit well with the religious right. After Bush’s July ABC interview was broadcast, Richard Land, executive director of the Southern Baptist Convention Christian Life Commission, fired off an angry letter to the president expressing “outrage and a sense of betrayal” regarding his no-litmus-test answer.

The religious right’s take-no-prisoners attitude toward homosexuality has painted the president and vice president into a corner, says Washington Post political reporter E.J. Dionne, author of Why Americans Hate Politics. Surveys consistently indicate that most voters oppose antigay discrimination, but the religious right — one of the Republican Party’s most powerful constituencies — demands strict adherence to its antigay position, he says.

“The religious right controlled many of the Republican slates at the convention and Bush tried to mollify the Right,” Dionne says. “But I think the Republicans went further than they had ever intended. They have spent the weeks after the convention trying to look like unbelievable moderates on gay rights. In Los Angeles, Quayle even used the politically correct terminology — gay and lesbian rather than homosexual.”

As a campaign theme, the family-values issue has had little impact according to a Sept. 16 New York Times/CBS News poll. Only about 1% of the respondents to the survey said the issue was their primary concern, while nearly 50% said the economy was the most important campaign issue. In fact, the Republicans’ use of the theme risks alienating mainstream voters, says political analyst Kevin Phillips, author of The Politics of Rich and Poor. Not only does the theme offer no solution to pressing problems like lack of affordable healthcare and rising unemployment, but its use makes Bush appear to shirk responsibility for the weak economy, he says.

In addition, Phillips says, use of the theme draws public attention to the Republican Party’s close relationship with the archconservatives like televangelist Pat Roberston, Liberty University president Rev. Jerry Falwell, and Eagle Forum president Phyllis Schlafly. “These people are not high on America’s list,” Phillips says. “It undercuts the whole idea of family values to identify family values with the religious right. Most Americans think that Robertsons’ rantings are off-the-wall.”

University of Southern California law professor Susan Estrich, who managed Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis’s unsuccessful 1988 campaign says that Bush’s lack of a domestic policy agenda created a vacuum in the Republican Party that the religious right is eager to fill. “George Bush stands for nothing,” she says. “What the convention demonstrated more than anything is that he will say or do anything to get votes.”

Despite its gains in the presidential campaign, the religious right’s influence is not confined to national politics. Some of its most far-reaching advantages have been on the state and local levels. “The religious right knows that the real battle over social issues is at the local level,” says Mike Hudson, legal counsel for the liberal political group People for the American Way. “The 90s will be a great battle for grass-roots control.”

Both the Oregon and Colorado initiatives have been well-funded, and each has a good chance of receiving voter approval. In September, Robertson donated $20,000 to the Oregon Citizens Alliance, the group that is backing the Oregon initiative, and announced that he would start setting up field operations in the state.

On the same day that the Oregon and Colorado initiatives will go to the voters, residents of Portland, Me., will consider a ballot referendum that would repeal a citywide ban on antigay discrimination that was approved by the city council in May. The referendum was prepared by the Christian Civic League of Maine, an antigay group that said in a public statement that opposition to gay civil rights protection is “probably the most significant moral issue facing Maine in the history of our state.” In September a fundamentalist group in Kansas City, Mo., announced that it would seek to place a similar referendum on the ballot there.

Last spring, antigay activity directly related to the religious rights growing clout flared in Florida, where the American Family Association, an antigay group headed by conservative activist Donald Wildmon, successfully lobbied the Gainesville city commission to approve a resolution condemning gay rights guarantees. At the same time, a ban on antigay discrimination enacted in Tampa suffered a setback when a circuit court judge ruled that a referendum on it must appear on the November general-election ballot.

In the neighboring Alabama, meanwhile, the state legislature enacted an Eagle Forum-backed bill that requires sex education curricula in public schools to stress that same-sex intercourse is a crime under the state’s sodomy law. Legislators also passed a bill that forbids state funds to be allocated to gay student groups.

Frequently, the religious right works to influence politics from within by dominating county Republican Party organizations. When Citizens for Liberty, an antigay group that supports establishment of a militia and elimination of the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Reserve System, gained control of the Republican central committee of Santa Clara County Calif., the California Republican Leauge, a moderate group, was so alarmed that it warned the country’s rank-and-file Republicans that the group’s agenda includes “a call for the death penalty for abortion, adultery, and unrepentant homosexuality.”

In Harris County, Tex., this year’s Republican platform alleges that homosexuality “leads to the breakdown of the family and the spread of deadly disease” and calls on the federal and state government to enforce “all laws prohibiting homosexual conduct.”

Building on its gains in county Republican organizations, the religious right has targeted state parties as well. Harriet Stinson, director of the California chapter of Republicans for Choice, says the religious right “has literally taken over” the California Republican Party by purging moderate Republicans from county central committees, running religious candidates for local and statewide seats, and harassing moderate party officials until they take extreme positions.

The religious right’s gains in California have been so great that Gov. Pete Wilson, who was considered a moderate when he was elected in 1990, has been “virtually shut out of his own party,” Hudson says. “The Right has made Wilson its lapdog on social issues,” he adds, attributing Wilson’s veto last year to the governor’s efforts to appease the religious right. When running for governor less than a year earlier, Wilson had indicated that he supported the ban.

In primary elections for the California state assembly in June, 12 of 16 candidates endorsed by the Conservative Coalition, a network of religious right groups, won their races, a better track record than that compiled by Republican candidates who had Wilson’s endorsement. The coalition donated to its candidates nearly $700,000, more than any other political action committee in the state, according to Common Cause, a nonpartisan public-interest group.

The coalition is funded by a small group of businessmen in conservative Orange County. One of them is Howard Ahmanson, whose net worth is estimated to be more than $100 million. In 1985 Ahmanson told the Orange County Register that his goal is the “total integration of biblical law into our lives.”

The religious right touts the 1990 San Diego municipal election as a model it hopes to replicate nationwide. In the election, the religious right ran a slate of 90 little-known candidates for city council and for boards overseeing schools, hospitals, and public utilities. After playing down their affiliation with the religious right, 56 of the candidates were elected.

The religious right “takes advantage of voter apathy and the anti-incumbency mood in the country,” says Kathy Frasca, a founder of the Mainstream Voter Project, a San Diego group that monitors the religious right. In San Diego the right-wing candidates’ bids for office would have failed if voters had been better informed about the candidates’ ties to fundamentalists, she says.

The religious right has made inroads in state parties outside California as well. Last May, Washington State’s Republican Party adopted a platform that calls for gays and lesbians to be barred from jobs as teachers or health care workers. The platform also advocates corporal punishment for students and denounces the practices of witchcraft and yoga in public schools. Adoption of the platform infuriated several longtime moderate Republican activists. King County Republican platform committee chairman Brett Bader called it “the most seriously off-base reckless, and damaging platform I have ever seen.”

In Iowa the state Republican Party adopted a platform this summer that calls for strict enforcement of sodomy laws, mandatory reporting of the names of people who test positive for antibodies to HIV, the virus believed to lead to AIDS, and the obligatory teaching of creation science in place of evolutionary theory.

And in a face-off last year that underscored the animosity between the Republican Party’s moderate and conservative wings, delegates to a Minnesota state Republican Party convention in St. Cloud walked out of a speech by Gov. Arne Carlson, a Republican, to protest Carlson’s decision to allow himself to be named an honorary sponser of a Minneapolis fundraiser conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Fund, a gay political group.

The religious right’s strategy has been developed and implemented by a network of organizations and leaders who are largely unknown to the public but familiar to Republican power brokers. Many of the religious right’s leaders-- including the Southern Baptists Convention's Land; Gary Bauer, executive director of the Family Research Council; Beverly LaHaye, president of Concerned Women for America; and Bob Jones III, president of Bob Jones University — met with President Bush in the White House in April. After meeting, the fundamentalists told reporters that President Bush had convinced them he shares their belief that gays and lesbians pose the greatest modern threat to traditional American values.

Along with Morris Chapman, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, a 15-million-member denomination that is the nation’s largest Protestant sect, Land has been instrumental in mobilizing support for conservative causes. Under the leadership of Chapman and Land, the Southern Baptist Convention this summer expelled two North Carolina congregation — Pullen Memorial Baptist Church and Binkley Memorial Baptist Church — for blessing the union of two gay men and licensing a gay minister.

Still, Robertson remains the religious right’s most influencial and well-known leader. Although Robertsons’ 1988 bid for the Republican presidential nomination failed, the Washington Post’s Dionne says the attempt brought national prominence to the Christian Coalition, Roberston’s political organization, which has more than 2 million members nationwide.

Robertson’s clout is further increased by his 60% ownership of International Family Entertainment Inc. (IFE), which operates the Christian Broadcasting System cable television network and is the world’s largest religious programmer. A recent public stock offering conducted by the company raised more than $150 million for Robertson and his son Timothy.

Shortly after completing the stock offering, Robertson made a $6-million bid for United Press International (UPI), a new service that declared bankruptcy earlier this year. The deal eventually collapsed, but had it been consummated, it would have provided an inroad into the mainstream media that Robertson has long sought.

At the time he made his offer for UPI, Robertson noted that “in the ‘70s, we began praying for all aspects of life — religious life, governmental life, education, the media, arts, and entertainment — and all of these facets are part of what God wants to touch. He wants to touch it with his truth and his love. This is one little chance for that to happen.” On Sept. 21, Robertson took another step into the mainstream media, announcing that IFE had agreed to in principle to purchase MTM Entertainment Inc., a Studio City, Calif., firm that produces the television series Evening Shade for $68.5 million.

Such influence seemed unthinkable in the ‘70s, when the religious right was largely unorganized and split along ideological lines. Its ranks included relative moderates like Bauer, who advocate repeal of gay civil liberties protections, and extremists like R.J. Rushdooney, who advocate establishment of a Bible-based legal system under which gays and lesbians would be subject to the death penalty.

Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign was the pivotal event that spurred the religious right to organize, and fear of gay political advances have helped keep the coalition together since then, says Fred Clarkson, a journalist who has written extensively about the religious right. “Getting the Right to overlook its differences and work together was a real accomplishment,” he says.

Seeing a well-organized bloc of votes, the Republican Party actively courted the religious right during the late ‘70s and the ‘80s. The effort paid off: Hudson of People for the American Way says that the religious right was instrumental in electing Republican presidents in the 1980, 1984, and 1988 elections.

However, the courtship also narrowed the party’s appeal to mainstream voters. “I really don’t believe that the majority of voters goes for the hatred and extremism exemplified by the religious right,” Estrich says. “I hope that Bush keeps sucking up to the Right. It makes the Democrats that much better off.”

Even within the Republican Party, the power wielded by the religious right has been a cause for concern, creating a bitter rift between social conservatives like Robertson and Quayle and libertarians like Weld and the Department of Housing and Urban Development head of Jack Kemp. While the social conservatives concern themselves primarily with moral issues, the libertarians concentrate largely on economic matters.

The rift was illustrated dramatically in July, when former Arizona senator Barry Goldwater, a staunch right-winger who was the Republican Party’s presidential candidate in 1964, shocked political insiders by throwing his support behind a proposed ban on antigay bias in Phoenix. In announcing his position on the ban, Goldwater scolded the Republican Party, saying it allowed the religious right to lead it away from discussion of our substantive issues.

“Under our constitution, we literally have the right to do anything we may want to do as long as the performing of those acts does not cause any damage or hurt to anybody else,” Goldwater said. “I can’t see any way in the world that being gay can cause damage to somebody else.”

The schism within the Republican Party has been exacerbated by the recession, Dionne says “In good economic times, social conservatives could vote on fairly social issues, and upscale Republicans, who tend to be fairly liberal on social issues, could vote their pocketbooks,” he says. “Once the economic lubricant disappeared, the frictions heat up.”

The national debate over abortion has also widened the rift within the Republican Party. This year, national Republican officials adopted the toughest, antiabortion platform plank in history, forbidding abortion even for pregnancies that result from incest or rape. Adoption of the plank caused Republican abortion rights proponents to step up their efforts to neutralize the religious right’s influence within the party.

Rep. Tom Campbell (R-Calif.), a moderate Republican known for his support for gay and abortion rights, contended during his unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for a Senate seat in June that because conservatives have long opposed government intervention in private matters, a truly conservative position would be one supporting abortion rights and gay rights guaranteed.

“It’s actually a conservative position to oppose discrimination,” Campbell says. “There is no reason that groups that make bigotry a priority couldn’t feel at home in the Democratic Party. There’s nothing particularly Republican about imposing one’s values on others.”

But few other moderate Republicans are willing to link gay rights and abortion. Stone of Republicans for Choice says that even gay and lesbian Republicans “understand that it’s best to keep the two issues seperate. It remains to be seen if there is any way to work together. The likelihood of gay rights will ever be specifically addressed by the party is not great.”

As a result, the battle lines will continue to be drawn for years to come. Both gays and lesbians and the religious right “feel that they have been dumped on,” Dionne says. “The religious right feels it lost its culture in the ‘60s. It feels that it has been ridiculed by the media and by society in general. A lot of it’s anger is being expressed through attacks on gays and lesbians.”

Both sides agree that there is no middle ground. “This is the beginning of a sophisticated, well-financed backlash against gay and lesbian inroads into the media and culture that’s fueled by the religious right,” says Robert Bray, a spokesman for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, a lobbying group. Adds Steve Sheldon, a spokesman for the Traditional Values Coalition, a Southern California antigay group: “It’s a holy war that can only have one winner.”

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  • 1970 - The Pirates and the Kansas City Royals swung a six-player trade with P Bruce Dal Canton, C Jerry May and SS Freddie Patek going to KC while C Jim Campanis, SS Jackie Hernandez and P Bob Johnson came to the Bucs. Patek and Dal Canton were everyday players for KC, with Patek playing nine years for the KC and winning three All-Star berths. May was backup who played through 2003. Johnson was 17-16-7/3.34 with the Bucs and Hernandez was a reserve infielder, both lasting three years for the Pirates. Campanis didn't make the club until 1973, and he only had six at-bats. 
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  • 1987 - Attorney Carl Barger was named team president, replacing Malcolm Prine who lost an internal battle w/GM Syd Thrift. Barger was one of the architects of the Pittsburgh Associates ownership plan and well-positioned to take over the day-to-day operations of the club, although he still kept his day job with Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott. His immediate goal was to improve the team’s image and marketing, aiming for attendance to hit the 2M mark. He left in 1991 to become president of the new Florida Marlins’ franchise after he hit his attendance goal in 1990, helped greatly by the Buc’s NLCS club.  
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  • 1987 - C Mike “Spanky” LaValliere was presented with his first (and only) Golden Glove as selected by the coaches and players. Spanky led the NL in throwouts (45%) in his first season as a Bucco (he replaced Tony Pena, who was part of the deal with SL that brought Lavalliere to Pittsburgh) and finished the year with a .300 BA, doing it with both his lumber and leather. It was also proved handy for his pocketbook; the honor triggered a $10K bonus. 
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  • 1997 - The Pirates signed IF Kevin Young to a two year/$3.6M contract after he had hit .300/18 HR in 97 games after his injury-shortened return from KC. Young would play for the Bucs through the 2003 campaign, spending 11 of his 12 MLB seasons in Pittsburgh, and is still with the organization as a special instructor. Free agent IF Doug Strange also signed a two-year/$1.1M w/PA-based bonuses deal with the Pirates. The 34-year-old hit .173 in 1988 and didn’t make the cut for the second year of the deal, with his solo Bucco season ending his nine-year MLB career. No hard feelings, though - Strange joined the front office in 2002 and is still a Pirates suit involved with evaluation and scouting.  
  • 2013 - C Chris Stewart was traded to the Bucs by the New York Yankees for a PTBNL, who ended up being minor league pitcher Kyle Haynes. Stew played through two option seasons before signing up for another two-year stint (with a club option for a third) following 107 games and a .292 BA with the Pirates as the #2 man from 2014-15. Stew got into just 34 games in 2016 and had season-ending surgery on his knee in September. He barely topped the Mendoza Line in his final two Bucco campaigns and was non-tendered after 2017. The Pirates also lost two fan favorites players on this date when 1B/OF Garrett Jones and C Michael “The Fort” McKenry were allowed to walk. 
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  • 2016 - The Pirates kept the majority of their eight-man arb class. The FO tendered P’s Tony Watson, Juan Nicasio, Gerrit Cole, Drew Hutchison & Jared Hughes and signed Wade LeBlanc (one year + option, $800K guaranteed); they also tendered SS Jordy Mercer. The casualties were P Jeff Locke, who was DFA’ed, and C Eric Fryer, who was non-tendered as a pre-arb player.

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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by ThinkProgress’ Lindsay Gibbs to discuss the Kansas City Chiefs’ decision to cut Kareem Hunt. The New York Times’ Marc Tracy also joins to talk about Alabama’s comeback win in the SEC title game and Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl helps assess Gregg Berhalter, the new head coach of the U.S. men’s soccer team.

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It's game over for Kareem Hunt.

The former star running back for the Kansas City Chiefs was cut from the team and (rightfully!) deemed an NFL pariah after video surfaced of Hunt assaulting a woman. Now, he's also banned from playing on Madden NFL 19's virtual field.

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A spokesperson for EA Sports confirmed as much to TMZ, which originally broke the story of Hunt's behavior. "We are in the process of removing Kareem Hunt from the Madden NFL 19 roster, Madden Overdrive and Madden Ultimate Team," the rep said.

It's an easy change to reflect in the game's official NFL rosters, which shift on a weekly basis as players move around in the league. But the Madden's Ultimate Team mode and the mobile game Madden Overdrive both are more about letting players build fantasy teams. Hunt will be replaced on those rosters with a generic player who has identical stats. Read more...

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After being released by the Chiefs on Friday following TMZ’s publication of a video showing Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in a February assault, running back Kareem Hunt officially cleared waivers Monday afternoon., Brooke Pryor of the Kansas City Star reports. As a free agent, Hunt is no longer on the Commissioner Exempt list. […]

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Another video of troubled NFLer Kareem Hunt has surfaced where it shows the aftermath of an alleged altercation. Go inside to see the clip, plus deets on the NFL insisting police hand over the first video, Madden wiping him off the 2019 edition game and former NFL star Michael Vick responds...

There's a THIRD incident coming to light involving NFLer Kareem Hunt...along with the video proof.

The former Kansas City Chiefs running back was cut from the team after surveillance video of him shoving and kicking a woman in the hallway of a Cleveland hotel in February surfaced. After news broke that he was being cut, the NFL revealed they were also investigating him for another incident where he allegedly punched a man in the face at an Ohio resort back in June.

Now, video footage of Kareem being held back after allegedly beating a man up inside a Kansas City nightclub in January has surfaced. Sighs...

TMZ got their hands on a video of Kareem being restrained by a security guard moments after he allegedly beat down a 37-year-old man who had to be hospitalized for a broken nose and broke rib.

Apparently, he filed a police report, making claims that Kareem, former Chiefs running back George Atkinson, and others jumped him at the Mosaic nightclub around 2 AM on January 7th.

However, he stopped cooperating with police and no charges were filed.

Peep the aftermath of the fight below:

Chronologically, the incident above is the first known altercation involving Kareem this year. The 2nd incident with the woman happened in February and the altercation with the Ohio man went down in June (where there isn't any video). Kareem was not arrested or charged with a crime in that incident either. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Kareem will likely serve MORE than the baseline six-game suspension.

Following the release of the first video, Kareem sat down with ESPN's Lisa Salters to apologize for his actions during the February altercation. He admitted he lied to the Chiefs organization about the incident and he also revealed the NFL never came to talk to him about the Feb. incident.

According to Athletic's Nate Taylor, the Chiefs were trying to get their hands on the first tape but were unsuccessful. The organization knew the video existed, but they were reportedly instructed by the NFL to NOT pursue it as the league investigated the situation.

Now the NFL is insisting they asked for the security video from Cleveland police months ago, but were unsuccessful. They are responding to rumors that said they didn't request to see the video until AFTER TMZ leaked it.

The NFL released a statement about the video that said:

"We had multiple verbal conversations with Cleveland police officers and requested surveillance video immediately upon learning of the incident in February," NFL vice president Brian McCarthy said in a statement.

"In addition, NFL representatives also made requests for surveillance video to the hotel property. We also obtained and reviewed the material developed by the police, which included the written reports prepared by the officers who responded to the incident, and later the interviews that were recorded by bodycams and the recordings of the 911 calls."

When asked for comment by NBC News on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the Cleveland Police Department said she would have to look into the NFL's claim but indicated she had no record of a request being made by the league months ago.

No one picked up the NFL rushing leader before the deadline, so he will not be playing this season.

Now, EA Sports is scrubbing him from the Madden 2019 video game. The video game company decided to take him off the roster amid the controversy.

"We are in the process of removing Kareem Hunt from the Madden NFL 19 roster, Madden Overdrive and Madden Ultimate Team," a rep for EA Sports tells TMZ Sports. "Any of our players who currently have Hunt on their Ultimate Team will receive a replacement generic player with identical stats."

After former NFLer Ray Rice spoke out about helping Kareem through these troubling times, Michael Vick is now speaking out. The former NFL quarterback, who was given a 2nd chance in the NFL after he spent 19 months in prison for illegel dogfighting, told TMZ the only way Kareem is going to bounce back from this is by getting anger management help.

"I can relate to that situation because I seen it over and over again as a child. I spent time with Kareem Hunt when I was in Kansas City and I think he's a good kid. Now, he has to show that he's even better because he made a major mistake."

He can always reach out to me, I'm going to give him positive advice," Michael Vick told the site. "I didn't condone what he did. I'm against that, but he's gotta learn from the situation."

Peep the clip below:

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A recent performance of The Wiz at Brown Theatre in Louisville had patrons asking for a refund, according to Courier Journal.

The production, put on by Island Entertainment KC, of Kansas City, Missouri, is being called "terrible" and "sloppy" by those in attendance.

"The whole thing is weird," said an employee of the Kentucky Center. "Some people didn't stay more than nine minutes through the show. There was a woman who was so distraught she walked out and spent the entire time talking to the ticket sales people as the show was going on."

A patron of the show, Helen Barnett, said she spent $65 on her ticket, but said the show was "janky." She commented that Dorothy was wearing a "Walmart dress" and the actors forgot their lines.

An actor from the show, Kori Black, spoke out about the performance on Facebook, following the backlash. She said that the 3pm show ended up being a dress rehearsal, and acknowledged there were "a lot of issues."

However, it seemed that the following performance had issues of its own.

Tasha McGhee, a patron of the 7pm performance, noted plenty of problems, including the Cowardly Lion's costume missing a tail, a mane, and one of his paws. In addition, she said at several points in the show, the lights had to be dimmed because the cast and crew set the wrong scene. The projected background was coming from a laptop that kept displaying notifications throughout the show, McGhee said.

Patrons who request a refund are directed to call the Kentucky Center Box Office, 502-584-7777, which will then be forwarded to Island Entertainment. As all revenue is Island Entertainment's, it is their responsibility to handle those requests, according to Christian Adelberg, a spokesman for the Kentucky Center.

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'Tis the season where impatient owners are making moves before things get worse.

In the NBA, this is very obvious. Fred Hoiberg was dismissed by the Chicago Bulls over the weekend after a poor start. Hoiberg was in his 5th season with Chicago after a successful run in the college ranks, and will likely land somewhere else next season.
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There is much to-do over the fact that Green Bay fired Mike McCarthy after losing to Arizona on Sunday. Fox's Troy Aikman ripped the decision, feeling that McCarthy deserved a better fate in his 12th season.

ESPN's Jason Witten, like Aikman a former Dallas Cowboys star, echoed Aikman's sentiments Monday night. In contrast, fellow analyst Anthony "Booger" McFarland felt the time was right to make a change, as rare as it is for Green Bay to make a change in mid-seaosn. Former Miami coach Joe "Don't call me Regis" Philbin will take over for the final four games of the season.

Personally, I feel McCarthy will also find a new home in 2019.
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Meanwhile, the NFL needs to get its house in order when it comes to players and the law.

Two first round draft picks in 2017 are sitting out the rest of the season because of off-field issues. Last week, Kansas City cut their leading rusher, Kareem Hunt, amid charges of assaulting a woman earlier this year. TMZ posted a video of a February incident, and the Chiefs, despite being the #1 seed in the AFC at this point, wasted little time in dismissing Hunt, who has been placed on the league's exempt list, meaning he can't play or practice even if he signs with a new team.

A few days earlier, San Francisco cut their first round pick in '17, Reuben Foster, after an alleged incident in a Tampa hotel. Two days later, the Washington Trumpets took a chance on Foster, but he, too, is on the exempt list.

Has the NFL learned nothing from the Ray Rice debacle a few years back? Apparently, no, not yet.
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Perhaps, then, it is karma that visited the Trumpets in Philadelphia on Monday in a loss to the Eagles.

Colt McCoy, thrust into the starting role at quarterback after Alex Smith went down for the season with a broken leg, suffered the same injury, but was able to play two more downs before calling it a night and a season. Mark Sanchez, whose resume includes the Eagles, Jets, Bears, & Cowboys, was signed as McCoy's backup, and now he's the starter for the rest of the year. Butt Fumble II, anyone?
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The College Football Playoff is now set, but, as usual, the committee didn't exactly endear itself to the masses.

SEC champ Alabama has been the #1 seed from wire to wire, and despite claims of 'Bama Fatigue from fans tired of seeing Nick Saban's Crimson Tide in the playoff every year, nothing's going to change unless the NCAA finally does away with the early season scheduling of non-league tomato cans for Power 5 conference teams such as Alabama. They talk about "strength of schedule", but all that really is is an excuse to justify the same old, same old, leaving mid-major champs like Central Florida out in the cold.

With the SEC comprised of two divisions, you don't need to have non-league games. You've got enough teams to start conference play from the jump. Same goes for the Big 10, although its champion, Ohio State, got the el snubbino from the committee of idiots. The Buckeyes will play in the Rose Bowl on January 1, which will be coach Urban Meyer's final game with the team, as reports have surfaced that he will step down after the season, due mostly to health issues more than the scandals involving assistants.

Alabama-Oklahoma would be worth watching, if but to see all the front-runners on the Bamawagon plotz when the Tide can't blow away the Sooners. As it is, Alabama came from behind for a change to win the SEC title over Georgia on Saturday. I wouldn't mind ESPN getting the biggest Sooner fan in the country, Jim Ross, on the College GameDay panel. It's not as if they've had enough WWE talents, past or present, on their Saturday show. The Hall of Famer could easily take fellow geriatric Lee Corso to school.

Clemson-Notre Dame will be interesting simply because I can't see the Tigers running away and hiding from the Irish.
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An dieser Stelle berichte ich über die Spiele meines favorisierten Football-Team, den OAKLAND RAIDERS  sowie alle restlichen Ergebnisse der NFL...



Baltimore Ravens - Oakland Raiders 34:17

Mit dem ersten Drive bei den Baltimore Ravens bewiesen die Oakland Raiders, dass sie gewillt waren, auch schwere Auswärtsspiele zu gewinnen. In über sechs Minuten überquerte Quarterback Derek Carr mit seiner Offense das Feld und Running Back Doug Martin flog über den letzten Yard in die Endzone. Das Heimteam konnte umgehend mit einem Field Goal von Jason Tucker aus 47 Yard kontern und holten im zweiten Quarter nach einem Punt Return Touchdown über 70 Yard von Cyrus Jones die Führung. Diese wurde mit einem Field Goal aus 28 Yard zum 13: 7 ausgebaut. Ihre sich steigernden Spielanteile konnten die Ravens aber nicht wie gewünscht umsetzen, da Safety Reggie Nelson den Ball von Quarterback Lamar Jackson abfing und die Raiders ebenfalls ein Field Goal durch Kicker Daniel Carlson aus 42 Yard erzielten. Baltimore hatte trotzdem nochmals die Möglichkeit auf Punkte, allerdings warf Jackson seine zweite Interception in der Endzone und die Raiders blieben mit dem Pausenstand von 10:13 dran. Viel konzentrierter agierten die Ravens dann im dritten Quarter. Mit dem Ballbesitz marschierte der Angriff über das Feld und Jackson selber lief die letzten fünf Yard in die Endzone. Die Raiders antworteten jedoch direkt mit einem Touchdown, welchen Tight End Jared Cook spektakulär über 16 Yard von Carr fing. Wie zuvor ging Baltimore erneut zeitfressend und effektiv über das Feld. Der Drive endete im vierten Quarter mit einem Pass von Jackson über acht Yard zu dem ehemaligen Raiders Wide Receiver Michael Crabtree, der ungedeckt in die Endzone kam. Oakland gab sich Mühe, den Spielstand von 17:27 nochmals zu verkürzen. Leider kam es sehr unglücklich für die Gäste, als Carr von Linebacker Matthew Judon gesackt wurde, dabei den Ball verlor, den Linebacker Terrell Suggs ungehindert über 43 Yard zum Touchdown trug. Mit 34:17 mussten sich die Raiders den Ravens geschlagen geben... 


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Die weiteren Ergebnisse der NFL:
Detroit Lions - Chicago Bears 16:23
Dallas Cowboys - Washington Redskins 23:31
New Orleans Saints - Atlanta Falcons 31:17
Buffalo Bills - Jacksonville Jaguars 24:21
Carolina Panthers - Seattle Seahawks 27:30
Cincinnati Bengals - Cleveland Browns 20:35
New York Jets - New England Patriots 13:27
Philadelphia Eagles - New York Giants 25:22
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - San Francisco 49ers 27: 9
Los Angeles Chargers - Arizona Cardinals 45:10
Indianapolis Colts - Miami Dolphins 27:24
Denver Broncos - Pittsburgh Steelers 24:17
Minnesota Vikings - Green Bay Packers 24:17
Houston Texans - Tennessee Titans 34:17
spielfrei:
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Rams

AFC EAST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. New England Patriots  8   3   0
2. Miami Dolphins        5   6   0
3. Buffalo Bills         4   7   0
4. New York Jets         3   8   0  

AFC NORTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers   7   3   1
2. Baltimore Ravens      6   5   0
3. Cincinnati Bengals    5   6   0
4. Cleveland Browns      4   6   1

AFC SOUTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Houston Texans        8   3   0
2. Indianapolis Colts    6   5   0
3. Tennessee Titans      5   6   0
4. Jacksonville Jaguars  3   8   0

AFC WEST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Kansas City Chiefs    9   2   0
2. Los Angeles Chargers  8   3   0
3. Denver Broncos        5   6   0
4. Oakland Raiders       2   9   0


NFC EAST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Washington Redskins   6   5   0
2. Dallas Cowboys        6   5   0
3. Philadelphia Eagles   5   6   0
4. New York Giants       3   8   0
  
NFC NORTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Chicago Bears         8   3   0
2. Minnesota Vikings     6   4   1
3. Green Bay Packers     4   6   1
4. Detroit Lions         4   7   0

NFC SOUTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. New Orleans Saints   10   1   0
2. Carolina Panthers     6   5   0
3. Atlanta Falcons       4   7   0
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  4   7   0

NFC WEST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Los Angeles Rams     10   1   0
2. Seattle Seahawks      6   5   0
3. Arizona Cardinals     2   9   0
4. San Francisco 49ers   2   9   0

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Willie Nelson , Mazzy Star and Neil Young have all inspired today's guest to make inviting music that carries an air of mystery, nostalgia and ease. Anna St. Louis started writing songs when she moved to LA about five years ago. Her debut full-length album, If Only There Was a River , came out earlier this year. It was produced by Kyle Thomas ( King Tuff ) and Kevin Morby , who Anna knows from her hometown of Kansas City, Mo. In this session, hear Anna perform stripped down solo versions of her songs with the warmth of wool socks and hot toddies in early December. That, and more, in the player. Copyright 2018 XPN. To see more, visit XPN .
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Kansas City, Mo. – (December 5, 2018) – United Soccer Coaches released its All-Region selection for men’s soccer on Wednesday with three Fordham Rams selected to the All-Southeast Region Team.  Senior forward Janos Loebe (Kierspe, Germany) and junior defender Joergen Oland (Drammen, Norway), were named First Team All-Southeast Region, while senior goalkeeper Rashid Nuhu (Accra, [...]
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The Kansas City Royals added a lot of options to their roster with the free-agent signing of one player, infielder/outfielder Chris Owings.
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Kansas City police say a gunman chased two shooting victims to a hospital, and shot the male victim again before ending his own life. Police say the two victims -- a male and a female -- were shot during an incident on Seventh Street and drove themselves to the University of Kansas Medical Center late... Read more »

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Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell say Kareem Hunt only has himself to blame after he was released by the Kansas City Chiefs when a video emerged of him attacking a woman.
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the offensive player of the year and one of five members of the top-ranked Crimson Tide to earn first-team honors on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team.

No. 16 Kentucky (No. 14 College Football Playoff ) has the SEC’s defensive player of the year in linebacker Josh Allen and the coach of the year in Mark Stoops. Vanderbilt running back and Illinois transfer Ke’Shawn Vaughn was named newcomer of the year.

Alabama (13-0) is the top seed in the College Football Playoff after overcoming Tagovailoa’s ankle injury to rally past Georgia 35-28 in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday. Kentucky (9-3) will face No. 13 Penn State (9-3, No. 12 CFP) in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 after posting its highest regular-season win total since 1977.

Tagovailoa, Allen and Mississippi wide receiver A.J. Brown were unanimous first-team selections.

Tagovailoa, one of the prime contenders for the Heisman Trophy, has thrown 37 touchdown passes with only four interceptions to rank second nationally in passing efficiency. He struggled in the SEC championship game before leaving in the second half with a high ankle sprain, though coach Nick Saban is hopeful the sophomore will be ready for the Dec. 29 Orange Bowl semifinal with No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1).

Allen has recorded 14 sacks to lead all Power Five players. Brown leads the SEC in catches (85) and yards receiving (1,320).

Vaughn has rushed for 1,001 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 6.95 yards per carry.

Alabama players joining Tagovailoa as first-team picks include offensive tackle Jonah Williams, center Ross Pierschbacher, wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and defensive tackle Quinnen Williams.

The Crimson Tide had eight overall all-SEC selections to lead all teams. No. 6 Georgia (No. 5 CFP) had seven players earn all-SEC honors, though cornerback Deandre Baker was the Bulldogs’ only first-team selection.

A panel of 28 writers and broadcasters who cover the SEC voted on the AP all-conference team.

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The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team, with position, name, school, height, weight, class and hometown:

FIRST TEAM

Offense

u-WR - A.J. Brown, Mississippi (u), 6-1, 230, Jr., Starkville, Mississippi

WR - Jerry Jeudy, Alabama, 6-1, 192, So., Deerfield Beach, Florida

T - Greg Little, Mississippi, 6-6, 325, Jr., Allen, Texas

T - Jonah Williams, Alabama, 6-5, 301, Jr., Folsom, California

G - Bunchy Stallings, Kentucky, 6-3, 305, Sr., McComb, Mississippi

G - Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, Missouri, 6-5, 330, Jr., East St. Louis, Illinois

C - Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama, 6-4, 309, Sr., Cedar Falls, Iowa

TE - Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M, 6-4, 250, Jr., Kingfisher, Oklahoma

u-QB - Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama, 6-1, 218, So., Ewa Beach, Hawaii

RB - Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky, 5-11, 223, Jr., Westerville, Ohio

RB - Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M, 5-9, 200, Jr., Houston

PK - Cole Tracy, LSU, 5-11, 188, Sr., Camarillo, California

All-purpose - Deebo Samuel, South Carolina, 6-0, 210, Sr., Inman, South Carolina

Defense

DE - Jachai Polite, Florida, 6-2, 242, Jr., Daytona Beach, Florida

DE - Montez Sweat, Mississippi State, 6-6, 245, Sr., Stone Mountain, Georgia

DT - Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State, 6-4, 300, Jr., Macon, Mississippi

DT - Quinnen Williams, Alabama, 6-4, 295, So., Birmingham, Alabama

u-LB Josh Allen, Kentucky, 6-5, 260, Sr., Montclair, New Jersey

LB - Deshaun Davis, Auburn, 5-11, 233, Sr., Prichard, Alabama

LB - Devin White, LSU, 6-1, 240, Jr., Springhill, Louisiana

CB - Deandre Baker, Georgia, 5-11, 185, Sr., Miami

CB - Greedy Williams, LSU, 6-3, 184, So., Shreveport, Louisiana

S - Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State, 6-0, 215, Sr., Columbia, Mississippi

S - Grant Delpit, LSU, 6-3, 203, So., Houston

P - Braden Mann, Texas A&M, 5-11, 190, Jr., Houston

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SECOND TEAM

Offense

WR - Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt, 6-1, 201, Jr., New Orleans

WR - Deebo Samuel, South Carolina, 6-0, 210, Sr., Inman, South Carolina

T - Martez Ivey, Florida, 6-5, 306, Sr., Apopka, Florida

T - Andrew Thomas, Georgia, 6-5, 320, So., Lithonia, Georgia

G - Zack Bailey, South Carolina, 6-6, 314, Sr., Summerville, South Carolina

G - Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas, 6-5, 315, Sr., Svendborg, Denmark

C - Lamont Gaillard, Georgia, 6-2, 308, Sr., Fayetteville, North Carolina

TE - Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt, Jr., 6-4, 255, Norcross, Georgia

QB - Drew Lock, Missouri, 6-4, 225, Sr., Lee’s Summit, Missouri

RB - D’Andre Swift, Georgia, 5-9, 215, So., Philadelphia

RB - Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt, 5-10, 222, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee

PK - Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia, 6-1, 191, Jr., Marietta, Georgia

All-purpose - Mecole Hardman, Georgia, 5-11, 183, Jr., Bowman, Georgia

Defense

DE - Isaiah Buggs, Alabama, 6-5, 286, Sr., Ruston, Louisiana

DE - Raekwon Davis, Alabama, 6-7, 316, Jr., Meridian, Mississippi

DT - Derrick Brown, Auburn, 6-5, 320, Jr., Sugar Hill, Georgia

DT - Terry Beckner Jr., Missouri, 6-4, 295, Sr., East St. Louis, Illinois

LB - De’Jon Harris, Arkansas, 6-0, 245, Jr., Harvey, Louisiana

LB - Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State, 6-1, 250, So., Florence, Alabama

LB —D’Andre Walker, Georgia, 6-3, 245, Sr., Fairburn, Georgia

CB - Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State, 6-2, 175, So., Hammond, Louisiana

CB - Joejuan Williams, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 210, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee

S - Mike Edwards, Kentucky, 6-0, 201, Sr., Cincinnati

S - Deionte Thompson, Alabama, 6-2, 196, Jr., Orange, Texas

P - Zach Von Rosenberg, LSU, 6-5, 245, So., Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Offensive Player of the Year —QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

Defensive Player of the Year_LB Josh Allen, Kentucky

Newcomer of the Year —RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt (Illinois transfer)

Coach of the Year_Mark Stoops, Kentucky

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u-Unanimous selection

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Voting Panel:

Reggie Anderson, WLTX, Columbia, South Carolina

Ben Baby, Dallas Morning News

Matt Baker, Tampa Bay (Florida) Times

John Bednarowski, Marietta (Georgia) Daily Journal

Robert Cessna, The Eagle, Bryan-College Station, Texas

John Clay, Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader

David Cloninger, The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina

Joel Coleman, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Pat Dooley, The Gainesville (Florida) Sun

Garland Gillen, WVUE, New Orleans

Tom Green, Alabama Media Group

Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky

Bob Holt, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Ben Jones, The Tuscaloosa (Alabama) News

Steve Layman, WTVF, Nashville, Tennessee

Logan Lowery, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Maria Martin, WSFA, Montgomery, Alabama

Dave Matter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Patrick Murray, WBIR, Knoxville, Tennessee

Scott Rabalais, The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Alex Schiffer, Kansas City Star

Adam Sparks, The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee

Nick Suss, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi

Jake Thompson, The Oxford (Mississippi) Eagle

Blake Toppmeyer, Knoxville (Tennessee) News-Sentinel

Josh Vitale, Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser

Marc Weiszer, Athens (Georgia) Banner-Herald


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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit AILSA CHANG, HOST: There may have been plenty of great football to watch yesterday as NFL teams jockey for playoff positions, but a whole other football story is on many people's minds today. The broad strokes sound familiar. A star player is involved in a violent, off-the-field altercation. The player is Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt. The altercation happened back in February, but a video of the incident emerged for the first time on Friday. It shows Hunt shoving and kicking a young woman. The Chiefs cut Hunt from the team hours later. Then in an ESPN interview, Hunt apologized. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) KAREEM HUNT: Honestly, I just want to let the world know, you know, how sorry I am for my actions. And, you know, it's been a tough time for me, and I'm extremely embarrassed because of that video. CHANG: Joining me now to talk about Kareem Hunt is NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman. Hey, Tom. TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hey,
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MO-Kansas City, Working as a member of a team or as an individual, performs and has primary responsibility for various types of welding center operations in multiple work centers as required, including, but not limited to MIG, spot (resistance), robotic, silicon bronze (MIG), and manual welders, to produce quality parts per the Challenge Manufacturing Quality Standards, production schedule and engineering specifi
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Richard Davis Jr., 56, of Kansas City, Kan., died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at his home. Richard was born April 21, 1962, in Quincy, a...
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The five Major League Soccer participants involved in the 2019 Concacaf Champions League learned of their first opponents on Monday night. Sporting Kansas City received the toughest round-of-16 draw, as (...)
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KS-Overland Park, Applications Development Analyst II- Remote Join the industry leader to design the next generation of breakthroughs The selected candidate will join our Functional Applications developers within the IT division at the Kansas City National Security Campus focusing on the Supply Chain Management Center. The members on this team lead/implement moderately complex or enterprise critical projects that r
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Growing business, great pay, great benefits, no weekends, no holidays, and opportunity to grow. Hours: Mon – Fri, 2:00 pm - 10:00 PM (with overtime as...
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Ability to asses values of products using tools provided. Employees discount merchandise purchase program. Off by 7:00pm everyday.... $13 an hour
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Comfortable with social networking and learning new technology. If you are a bright, personable, prompt, team player, who thrives on being a part of many...
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Police in Cleveland didn't see surveillance video showing former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt physically assaulting a woman until nine months after the incident, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday.

The video posted by TMZ shows the now-free agent kicking and shoving a woman in a late-night altercation in February outside his Cleveland hotel.

Hunt has been part of an ongoing investigation by the NFL since it became aware of the situation in February, the league said earlier this week.

The NFL said Tuesday that it requested surveillance video of the incident in February.

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"We had multiple verbal conversations with Cleveland police officers," a league spokesman said. "In addition, NFL representatives also made requests for surveillance video to the hotel property."

Cleveland Police Officer Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia told CNN the league didn't make a formal request for police records or the surveillance video until Friday, the same day TMZ published the surveillance video.

Also Tuesday, two other alleged incidents involving Hunt came to light.

The Chiefs waived Hunt, who led the NFL in rushing last season, on Friday.

Ciaccia said the department follows up on potential felonies and the incident was an alleged misdemeanor.

Cleveland police generate a report for misdemeanors and advise victims to go to the prosecutors office if they want to pursue charges. Hunt has not been charged, according to police.

Police body cam footage shows police instructing the woman that the hotel's security video would have to be subpoenaed, and that they cannot just go look at it.

CNN has been unsuccessful in trying to get comment from the woman named in the police report.

The league placed Hunt on the NFL Commissioner Exemption List on Friday.

He can be signed by another team, but won't be allowed to play until the conclusion of the investigation, which "will include a review of the new information that was made public on Friday ... as well as further conversations with all parties involved in the incident," the league said.

Please forgive me, player says

Two days ago, he apologized on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown."

"I'm asking for forgiveness and I definitely believe I deserve forgiveness," Hunt told ESPN. "Everything is really happening fast right now, and I just want everybody to forgive me.

"I know it's going to be hard. I made a bad choice and I'm not going to let this bring me down."

Hunt admitted to lying to the Chiefs about the incident, but said he had not been questioned about it by the league.

"The Chiefs are right; I didn't tell them everything," he said in an interview that he requested. "I don't blame them for anything. My actions caused this.

"I really wish that I could just apologize to them, and let them know there (are) no hard feelings between me and the Chiefs, and I love the program, love the people there, and I just want to take this time and better myself and not let anything like this happen ever again."

I'll go to counseling, if needed, he says

The second-year player out of the University of Toledo is third in NFL touchdowns with 14 and eighth in rushing yards, despite missing the Chiefs' 40-33 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, whose 10-2 team has fielded one of the NFL's most explosive offenses this season, addressed the decision to release Hunt after Sunday's win.

"Those kinds of things are never easy,'' Reid said, adding that he wanted to avoid "a distraction" on the team.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was drafted alongside Hunt by the Chiefs in 2017, said the two "had a close relationship."

"I saw the stuff that happened," he added. "We don't do those things. At the same time I'm focused on our organization, the Chiefs. I know we have to keep moving forward and going out there to win football games if we want to have success this season."

Hunt's public apology and his openness to undergo counseling "if needed" may offer hope for a future in the NFL given the status of Reuben Foster, who was released by the San Francisco 49ers last month after an arrest for domestic violence.

Days later, the linebacker was claimed by the Washington Redskins, although he, too, will not be activated until a league investigation is concluded.

Hunt admitted to ESPN he acted inappropriately that night.

"Honestly, I never met the girl before besides that one time," he recalled. "It was just a disagreement, and I honestly wanted her just to leave. It's no excuse for me to act that way or to even put myself in that position.

"It was just a long night, and to be exact it don't really matter what happened," he said. "I was in the wrong, I could've ... (found) a way to de-escalate the whole situation.

"(There were) definitely some things that were said and did that I did not like, and that's not an excuse. ... That person in that video did not deserve that."

Hunt's friend said that the woman, who appears to be white, called both him and Hunt the n-word before the altercation, according to the police report.

Despite being under investigation by the NFL for most of the year, Hunt said he only realized the severity of what happened after seeing the surveillance footage.

"When everybody else saw the video, that's when I saw the video, that's when the Chiefs saw the video," he said. "To see that, it's really tough, because I wish I would have handled it differently."


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Kareem Hunt #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs gestures before a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has been booted from the Madden NFL 19 video game, the Redwood City-headquartered game maker said Wednesday.
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Sadly domestic violence has been at the forefront of the NFL headlines with Kareem Hunt as the most recent story. Hunt was just releases by the Kansas City Chiefs following the release of footage dating back to last February showing hunt kicking and shoving a 90 year old woman in the hallway of a hotel. As a result, Ray Rice has come forward to offer hunt some advice on the next steps to take. Do you guys think Kareem Hunt got the punishment he deserved? Let us know in the comments below!
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. Tough week going 9-7. My lock pick of Kansas City, despite their distractions, came through. I’ll take Pittsburgh over Oakland this week as my lock. . Last Week:  123-67-2 (0.646) Lock Pick:  10-3 (0.769) . Lock Picks:  GB (W), LAC (W), MIN (L), JAX (W), NO (W), HOU (W), LAR (W), NE (W), CHI […]
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Arena Stage presents Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's thought-provoking play Indecent. Inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's Yiddish drama The God of Vengeance, and the controversy that surrounded its themes of censorship, immigration and anti-Semitism, Vogel explores the behind-the-scenes story of the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform this piece of theater under the most challenging circumstances. Infused with music that combines standards from Yiddish theater with folk traditions of the early to mid-20th century, Indecent, a co-production with Baltimore Center Stage and Kansas City Repertory, is directed by Eric Rosen, with choreography by Erika Chong Shuch and music direction and original music by Alexander Sovronsky. The production runs November 23 - December 30, 2018 in the Kreeger Theater.

Making his Arena Stage debut, Ben Cherry (Broadway's Indecent and Fiddler on the Roof) portrays the stage manager Lemml, the role he held in The Guthrie production as well. Returning to Arena are Susan Lynskey (Roe, Noises Off) as The Middle: Halina/Ensemble and Susan Rome (The Great Society, All the Way) as The Elder: Vera/Ensemble. Also making their Arena debuts are Victor Raider-Wexler (Broadway's Gypsy, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) as The Elder: Otto/Ensemble, Emily Shackelford (Off-Broadway's Lucky Duck) as The Ingenue: Chana/Ensemble, Ethan Watermeier (Les Misérables National Tour) as The Middle: Mendel/Ensemble and Max Wolkowitz (Long Wharf's The Chosen) as The Ingenue: Avram/Ensemble. The three actor/musicians are John Milosich (War Horse National Tour, Synetic Theater's Host and Guest) as Moriz Godowsky/Musician/Ensemble, Maryn Shaw (Studio Theatre's The Wolves) as Nelly Friedman/Musician/Ensemble and Alexander Sovronsky (Broadway's Cyrano de Bergerac) as Mayer Balsam/Musician/Ensemble.

"Paula Vogel is one of America's best living playwrights," says Molly Smith. "She tackles difficult subjects, challenging her audiences to question, confront and learn. I have said at Arena Stage that politics is our voice - in our bones and in our blood. Indecent is the kind of story that demonstrates what an impact theater can have. A great team has been built around this production, with our colleagues from Kansas City Rep and Baltimore CenterStage - which is further evidence of the power of theater."

Tickets for Indecent are $41-95, subject to change and based on availability, plus applicable fees. For information on savings programs such as pay-your-age tickets, student discounts, Southwest Nights and hero's discounts, visit https://www.arenastage.org/tickets/savings-programs/.

Tickets may be purchased online at arenastage.org by phone at 202-488-3300 or at the Sales Office at 1101 Sixth St., SW, D.C.

Let's see what the critics have to say!

Peter Marks, The Washington Post: Shackleford is well matched opposite Susan Lynskey, who portrays, among others, the actresses playing the prostitute. They both carry off the tricky task of differentiating each of their characters by some easy-to-recognize defining affects and gestures. Max Wolkowitz is a fresh and vibrant presence as Asch and others, and Susan Rome and Victor Raider-Wexler bring welcome heft to a variety of mature characters. Three roving musicians (Maryn Shaw, Alexander Sovronsky and John Milosich) playing Sovronsky's poignant compositions are woven dexterously into the proceedings.

John Stoltenberg, DC Metro Arts: Several scenes are out-and-out vaudeville, played in a broad acting style and lit by footlights. The best of these is a number set in a Berlin cabaret, with the whole cast singing and dancing and a smashing Lynskey a la Marlene Dietrich delivering "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon."

Tristan LeJeune, Brightest Young Things: Indecent's cast and crew do a great job with a plot that is at once rather scattered and a little hand-holding, in terms of the projected titles often spelling things out we can clearly see. All of the songs are great, the costumes and set are spot-on, and the performers have a good time playing different actors playing the same character. Shackelford, for example, plays all the actresses trying their hand at the ingenue, lending each their own takes on the character. Lynskey shows off the range, too, of those playing the lead prostitute, from a Marlene Dietrich-ish Berlin lounge singer, to a first-generation immigrant actress thrilled to finally get a lesbian character.

Elliot Lanes, BroadwayWorld: Another standout is one of my favorite local performers Susan Lynsky as Halina and others. Halina is one of the two women involved in the infamous Rain Scene. Playing against the equally great Emily Shackelford as Chana (the other participant in the Rain Scene) and others the two have a relationship both on and offstage that today is commonplace, but back then would have been forbidden.


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Arena Stage presents Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's thought-provoking play Indecent. Inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's Yiddish drama The God of Vengeance, and the controversy that surrounded its themes of censorship, immigration and anti-Semitism, Vogel explores the behind-the-scenes story of the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform this piece of theater under the most challenging circumstances. Infused with music that combines standards from Yiddish theater with folk traditions of the early to mid-20th century, Indecent, a co-production with Baltimore Center Stage and Kansas City Repertory, is directed by Eric Rosen, with choreography by Erika Chong Shuch and music direction and original music by Alexander Sovronsky. The production runs November 23 - December 30, 2018 in the Kreeger Theater.

Making his Arena Stage debut, Ben Cherry (Broadway's Indecent and Fiddler on the Roof) portrays the stage manager Lemml, the role he held in The Guthrie production as well. Returning to Arena are Susan Lynskey (Roe, Noises Off) as The Middle: Halina/Ensemble and Susan Rome (The Great Society, All the Way) as The Elder: Vera/Ensemble. Also making their Arena debuts are Victor Raider-Wexler (Broadway's Gypsy, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) as The Elder: Otto/Ensemble, Emily Shackelford (Off-Broadway's Lucky Duck) as The Ingenue: Chana/Ensemble, Ethan Watermeier (Les Misérables National Tour) as The Middle: Mendel/Ensemble and Max Wolkowitz (Long Wharf's The Chosen) as The Ingenue: Avram/Ensemble. The three actor/musicians are John Milosich (War Horse National Tour, Synetic Theater's Host and Guest) as Moriz Godowsky/Musician/Ensemble, Maryn Shaw (Studio Theatre's The Wolves) as Nelly Friedman/Musician/Ensemble and Alexander Sovronsky (Broadway's Cyrano de Bergerac) as Mayer Balsam/Musician/Ensemble.

"Paula Vogel is one of America's best living playwrights," says Molly Smith. "She tackles difficult subjects, challenging her audiences to question, confront and learn. I have said at Arena Stage that politics is our voice - in our bones and in our blood. Indecent is the kind of story that demonstrates what an impact theater can have. A great team has been built around this production, with our colleagues from Kansas City Rep and Baltimore CenterStage - which is further evidence of the power of theater."

Tickets for Indecent are $41-95, subject to change and based on availability, plus applicable fees. For information on savings programs such as pay-your-age tickets, student discounts, Southwest Nights and hero's discounts, visit https://www.arenastage.org/tickets/savings-programs/.

Tickets may be purchased online at arenastage.org by phone at 202-488-3300 or at the Sales Office at 1101 Sixth St., SW, D.C.

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