Lauren Boebert, a Glock-wearing conservative firebrand, won the race for Colorado’s sprawling Third Congressional District on Wednesday, holding the seat for Republicans as they tried to limit their House losses.According to The Associated Press, Ms. Boebert, 33, defeated Diane Mitsch Bush, a former state legislator, in the race for the seat held by Representative Scott Tipton, a Republican toppled by Ms. Boebert in the party primary, the first time a challenger defeated a sitting House member in the state in decades. She did so by portraying Mr. Tipton as insufficiently supportive of President Trump.- Advertisement – Though Colorado is trending more Democratic, the Third Congressional District covers a huge expanse of the state’s more conservative Western Slope, where progressive upscale ski towns, such as Aspen and Steamboat Springs, are interspersed with conservative ranching and working-class communities such as Pueblo and Grand Junction.Ms. Boebert, the owner of a restaurant in Rifle, Colo., where the waitresses openly carry handguns, gained attention for expressing some interest in QAnon, but has since disavowed the baseless conspiracy theory, which maintains that the world is run by a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles plotting against Mr. Trump. Instead, Ms. Boebert has positioned herself as the antidote to what she has called socialist ideology spreading through Washington, represented by lawmakers such as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York. She said she decided to take on Mr. Tipton, a low-profile, conservative congressman, after his office declined to aid a ballot measure preventing Colorado from awarding its electoral votes to the overall national popular vote winner. He did not appear to take the primary challenge seriously and lost.Ms. Mitsch Bush is a former Routt County commissioner and state lawmaker who stressed her bipartisan record and expertise on water issues, always a major concern in Colorado. She said Ms. Boebert was more interested in achieving political celebrity than working on the issues most important to Coloradans. She also attacked Ms. Boebert for backing the Republican drive to overturn the Affordable Care Act.Ms. Boebert was dogged in her campaign by the disclosure of a series of run-ins she had with local police over traffic charges and other conduct, including being arrested on warrants for failure to appear in court.- Advertisement – The congresswoman-elect gained national attention in 2019 when she confronted Beto O’Rourke, then a Democratic candidate for president, at a televised town hall outside Denver over his pledge to confiscate weapons such as semiautomatic assault rifles. “I am here to say, ‘Hell no, you’re not,’” she told Mr. O’Rourke.- Advertisement – A group opposed to her paid for billboards featuring her mug shot at various locations in the district. But many voters in the district were apparently willing to overlook those transgressions and back Ms. Boebert for her pledge to be an aggressive conservative combatant in Congress. – Advertisement –
Sadat Rahman, 17, created an app to help young people learn about and report cyberbullying.- Advertisement –
Bacolod City – Two persons were arrested in a buy-bust operation inBarangay Singcang-Airport. Six sachets of suspected shabu valuedat around P20,000 were seized from residents Wilson Alparito and Ian Moreno, apolice report showed. Alparito and Moreno were apprehendedafter they sold suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P500 onNov. 3, the report added. The suspects were detained in thelockup cell of Police Station 8, facing charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN
Milan varsity tennis enjoyed a great weekend, winning the first ever Southern Indiana Tennis Conference Tourney on Saturday at Hanover College Zeddies Tennis Center.Milan’s players competed in 4 of the 5 conference championship divisions – winning them ALL!Conference champions for 2013 included: #2 singles Logan Alloway, #3 singles Dean Elrod, #1 doubles Sam Rehn/Luke Rehn and #2 doubles Travis Butte/Jon Bixler.All champions made the all-conference team including consolation winner Cooper Wade.Submitted by Milan Coach Zach Wade.
Zionsville, IN—Franklin County resident Bella Monroe is competing against a statewide field this week in Zionsville for the title of Miss Indiana Outstanding Teen.Preliminary Competition is scheduled for Wednesday through Friday evening at 7 pm at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center. Finals are held on Saturday, June 15 at 6 pm and the Zionsville PAC.Monroe will be a senior this fall at Oldenburg Academy. Each contestant selects a platform or cause and Bella selected disability awareness. A cause she adopted after volunteering with her mother.The overall winner will be determined on Saturday and stands to earn more than $4,000 in scholarship money. Online voting for the People’s Choice Award is available here.Zionsville PAC is located at 1000 Mulberry St, Zionsville, IN 46077
Batesville, IN—Medicare open enrollment occurs October 15 through December 7. During this time, you can change your Medicare coverage. You can:Join a new Medicare Advantage Plan or stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan (Part D)Switch between original Medicare with or without a Part D Plan and Medicare AdvantageWe understand how confusing it can be to find the right plan. To help our communities, Margaret Mary is partnering with the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), which offers free and impartial counseling for people on Medicare.A Margaret Mary volunteer will be available to meet with individuals to answer questions about plans and help with enrollment. Our volunteer will be available from 9 AM until Noon for one-hour counseling sessions on the below dates:October 9October 16October 23October 30November 6To set up an appointment, contact LeeAnne Beiser at 812.933.5269. You will be advised of the meeting location when the appointment is made.
The Ulsterman, who was replaced by the Italian following his own sacking by the Black Cats in March, described his successor as a “managerial charlatan” following a sustained attack on his regime during his stint at the Stadium of Light. Di Canio responded in a television interview on Friday, instead accusing O’Neill of being the charlatan and decrying his transfer dealings in particular. Press Association “The fitness levels were pathetic,” he said. “I had players who told me they had cramps from driving the car. “I had three players with injuries in the calf after 20 minutes of a game. Six different players with problems means they were not fit.” Di Canio was dismissed after a 3-0 defeat at West Brom, a result which was reportedly followed a day later by a training ground bust-up with senior players which led them to ask the board to take action. Di Canio insisted, however, that no argument took place. “It never happened,” he said. “There was a typical meeting, as there was after every game to see the clips and analyse the game. “Maybe there was opinion but this happens in every good family.” Even though his first foray into top-flight management ended in acrimonious fashion, it has not quelled Di Canio’s confidence and he remains hopeful of finding another job in England. “I was too good, my level was too high,” he said of his experience at Sunderland. “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. I can’t wait to have another chance with the right people. I feel a better manager than before. “Even if I have requests from around Europe I say no. “There is no space for me in England at the moment but I will wait. “It would be stupid for a chairman not to call me. Even if it’s at a Championship club with a project.” But speaking after his side’s 3-0 friendly victory over Latvia on Friday night, the new Republic of Ireland manager said: “At the end of the day, it’s hardly worth it. “You would have to go and check, but I don’t think Sunderland would concur with his £40million for a start. Even Sunderland wouldn’t do that. “Seriously, one of those people he’s talking about [Steven Fletcher] actually, his goals helped Sunderland stay in the league, and Mignolet, they got £10million for. “I think they owe a debt of gratitude to [Ireland goalkeeping coach] old Seamus McDonagh, who was out there tonight, McDonagh who I think Simon Mignolet – who is playing brilliantly for Liverpool – would say he had a major influence in his career development.” Di Canio, who led Sunderland to Barclays Premier League survival last season before being sacked after five games of the current campaign, had told Sky Sports news on Friday morning: “I don’t know if he knows the meaning of this word charlatan. Probably I can teach him, even if I am not English. “I respect the opinion of manager Martin O’Neill but the fact that he spoke after six months, not straight away, that proves what kind of level he is. He is not very big. “A charlatan is a manager who spends £40million to be a top 10 club and then sees the club sink into the relegation zone.” Di Canio stood by his claim that the Black Cats players were not in peak condition when he arrived on Wearside. Martin O’Neill has hit back at Paolo Di Canio with the spat between the two former Sunderland managers showing little sign of abating.
Preston have signed Crystal Palace defender Paddy McCarthy on loan. “It was a needs-must situation, but Paddy was a player we have looked at for a number of weeks and months. “He has great experience, is a leader, knows the game inside out and we feel his experience will help us with his knowledge of the game.” McCarthy has made over 250 league appearances for Palace and former clubs Charlton and Leicester. “I’m delighted to be here,” McCarthy said. “When I heard there was interest I jumped at the chance to come up here and I’m excited for the challenge ahead.” The 32-year-old has agreed a 93-day emergency loan deal and goes straight into Simon Grayson’s squad for Saturday’s game at Sheffield Wednesday. Grayson told the club’s official website: “It was a position we have been looking at, as we felt we were a bit vulnerable in the centre of defence in terms of numbers, highlighted by the suspension of Bailey Wright and injury to Paul Huntington. Press Association
USC Kicks For Kids held its season finale at McCarthy Quad on Sunday to conclude its spring soccer season.For the kids · Participants surround Zade Shakir, the founder and president of Kicks for Kids, during Sunday’s event at McCarthy Quad. – Austin Vogel | Daily TrojanKicks For Kids is a service organization that promotes an active lifestyle among children with physical and developmental disabilities.The season finale of Kicks for Kids brought out hundreds of kids and volunteers. Representatives from the LA Galaxy professional soccer team also came to volunteer and play with participants. Maria Soto said her son Alex Soto is a big fan of the team and was excited by the chance to meet the players.“He really enjoys soccer and this, for him, is like heaven,” she said. “He wants to wear the Galaxy T-shirt he has every single day.”Soto’s son has been attending Kicks For Kids for nearly a year and looks forward to getting the chance to play soccer every weekend. She says the program has been a great outlet for Alex and wants to see the program continue to grow in the future.“I hope they can keep up with the program,” Soto said. “Not only for my son, but other kids as well. They see my son doing it, and they want to come too. It’s good because they’re kids who haven’t been able to play soccer before.”USC senior Zade Shakir, founder and president of Kicks for Kids, found the inspiration to start Kicks For Kids when he was volunteering at Spirits in Action last year. While volunteering, he met an autistic boy named Eric who wasn’t able to participate in mainstream athletic programs because of his disability. Shakir set out to create a program that would give all children the same opportunities.“As much as these kids love to play soccer, they don’t really have a place to play,” Shakir said. “That really bothered me. As a kid, I was an avid soccer player, and it was a big part of my life. It was where I made all of my friends and had all of my fun as a child.”Aside from providing special needs kids with a place to play sports, Shakir also wanted to provide a healthy lifestyle. Kicks For Kids provides healthy snacks and encourages its participants to be more active in their daily lives.“I wanted to provide a place where kids like Eric could come and play without fear of being bullied or feeling left out,” Shakir said. “It had to be free for families. The hope is that the program can inspire a movement away from the current trend where 38 percent of children with a physical or developmental disability are obese or overweight.”Shakir says the response to Kicks For Kids from the participants’ families has been overwhelmingly positive. Because of the great feedback, Kicks For Kids has continued to grow. The program is currently in the process of becoming a national nonprofit, and Shakir plans to expand the program to other universities across the country, such as Stanford University.“The chief interest in mind is helping those in the margins or those who don’t have the same access I had growing up,” Shakir said. “That’s a big reason why I’m doing Kicks For Kids … I really want to be a part of trying to be that change reversing that trend.”
Comments Here’s The Daily Orange’s preview of South Lewis for the 2018 season.2017 record: 4-3Head coach: Michael Absolom, fifth year as head coachAdvertisementThis is placeholder textDriving distance from SU: 78 milesPlayers from last year’s team who graduated: Graduated nine seniors, including running back Aquan Moultrie and center Adam WrightNotable returners:Jared Makuch: Senior, TE/ LB, 6’2”, 230 pounds; 455 yards receiving in 2017Andrew Hoffman: Senior, RB/LB 6’o”, 165 poundsBrady Vosburgh: Junior, QB 5’10”, 190 pounds; 980 yards rushing, 11 TD, 515 yards passing, 5 TDs last yearGage Marlof: Sophomore, DE/OL 6’3”, 250 poundsOpening game: TBD; The eight-man division added teams and the schedule is being alteredKey storyline:How will the Falcons match up with teams that are moving to the division for this yearWhat they’re saying:Head coach Michael Absolom: “We emphasized getting in shape, making sure you’re always conditioning, running every single day. So when the season starts we can focus more on football rather than the conditioning aspect.”Absolom: “More comfortable with (eight-man football). As a coaching staff, we’ve talked about what we need to improve on. The players know, those that played last year, they know what to expect … There’s more interest in the school because it is fun. We can score points. Everybody wants to score points.”Jared Makuch: “Anything can happen. We were against a team, we were down 16 with 5 minutes left and we just came back. So anything’s possible. In eight-man, it’s not who’s better really. It’s just a game.”Makuch: “I played as a freshman and I didn’t play much and we lost every game. Then we didn’t have a team my sophomore year. Then last year we come back and we come back with a winning record. We were one game away from going to the Dome. So this year we definitely have a good chance. That’s our goal this year, is make it to the Dome.”Andrew Hoffman: “To have fans, parents, friends come out and watch you win games, nothing better really … Let’s go get them. Always gotta be hungry. Got to want to win.” Published on August 21, 2018 at 7:53 pm Contact Billy: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Wheyen3 Last season, South Lewis made it within a win of a more than 75-mile trip to the Carrier Dome for the Section III eight-man championship. In 2015, the Falcons didn’t win a game. In 2016, they didn’t field a team. But the first year in eight-man football brought a winning record to South Lewis, and the Falcons want more.Senior running back Andrew Hoffman, standing less that 20 feet away from defending champs Bishop Grimes at Section III Media Day, summed up the goal this season: “Let’s go get them.” Facebook Twitter Google+