BY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Staff Writer BY WARREN RAPPLEYEAStaff Writer The Keyport High School boys and girls bowling teams head into their season openers Thursday against Middletown South with the hope of repeating as champions on their respective sides of the Shore Conference’s Northern Monmouth Division. Last season, coach Sal Principe’s girls went 31-5 to win the division crown by a mere half-game. It was the girls’ second division title in three years. Principe’s boys, meanwhile, were 33-9, and Bob Rohe won the Shore Conference championship. Things are looking promising again this year for the Red Raiders. Senior Amanda Stumpf, whose 160 average topped the league, is back to lead a talented girls team. Melinda Bomersbach, another senior, returns to the lead-off spot, where she averaged 156 pins — good for second in the league, a year ago. Sophomore Jenna Stumpf averaged 149 pins last season, and Principe expects her to be even better this winter. The same holds true for junior Christine George, who averaged 145 pins a year ago. Promising sophomores Stephanie Capone and Stephanie Duke are likely to share the fifth spot in the Keyport lineup. Rohe, a junior who averaged 199 pins and put up a 715 series last season, leads the boys and will be looking to defend his title as the conference’s top male keggler. Senior Ryan Loihle averaged 182 pins last season and rolled a 600 series. Fellow senior Mike Capone averaged 166, and Principe said Capone’s hard work in the off-season should pay off in higher pin counts. Sophomore Marty Visaggio, who averaged 160 in limited action last winter, is expected to play a more prominent role this time out. Several other boys are also expected to see action, including seniors Glenn Michaud and Dave Schumann, sophomore Phil Specchio, and a pair of freshmen, James Cornelious and Nick Maupai. “Bowling is fun, but we take it seriously here at Keyport,” Principe said. “Our banners are hanging in the gym and we’re looking for big things again this year, and I think things are looking promising for both the boys and girls teams.” Following the season opener against Middletown South, the Red Raiders will compete in the Bishop Ahr Tournament on Saturday at Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick.
France and Romania are going to kick off Euro 2016 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis on Friday night. This year’s European Championship is going to be the biggest ever with 24 teams competing over the course of 51 games. They will be staged in 10 locations across France.The Stade de France is the tournament’s largest venue with a capacity of 80,000 while the Stade Municipal in Toulouse is the smallest with a 33,000 capacity. Euro 2016 venues will have an average capacity of 48,800, playing host to 5.1 matches each. You will find more statistics at Statista
Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats MHKY: WHAT A SHOT by Nathan Hudgin for his sixth of the season! The Blues trail the Windsor Lancers 2-1 entering the final period. WE ALL #BLEEDBLUE #WeAreTO pic.twitter.com/1khQ4UNmBn— U of T Varsity Blues (@Varsity_Blues) January 26, 2019 Next Game: York University 1/28/2019 | 11:00 a.m. The Lancers extended their lead in the third thanks to Ben Assad at 9:19. U of T was unable to solve Windsor’s goalie Jonathan Reinhart the rest of the way.Alex Bishop made 18 saves for Toronto in a losing effort.UP NEXT: The Blues are back in action on Monday (Jan. 28) morning in their annual School Day Game against the York Lions. Puck drop is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., at Varsity Arena. For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s hockey team dropped a 3-1 decision to the Windsor Lancers on Friday (Jan. 25) night on the road.HOW IT HAPPENED: After John Wesley made it 1-0 for Windsor five minutes into the second period, the Blues responded just before the midway point of the frame. Somehow on a bad angle, Nathan Hudgin sniped top corner to even the score up. Unfortunately, Windsor regained control with Trent Fox’s powerplay goal at 15:01. Toronto went into the third period down 2-1. Matchup History Print Friendly Version Watch Live Full Schedule Roster
HOW IT HAPPENED: The game opened up with both teams exchanging offensive opportunities. Gaels goalie Luke Richardson and Blues second-year goalie Alex Bishop both made timely stops to keep the game tied through the first 20 minutes. Just over six minutes into the second, Queen’s coughed up the puck in the slot to Oliver Benwell who made no mistake and ripped the puck behind Richardson. The Gaels would give up another puck, this time to Kyle Potts who streaked up the ice and buried his third of the season. Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Next Game: at Royal Military College of Canada 11/9/2019 | 3:00 p.m. Bishop made 36 saves and recorded his first shutout of the season in the winning effort. Live Stats UP NEXT: The Blues stay in Kingston to battle the RMC Paladins tomorrow afternoon at 3:00pm.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.Print Friendly Version The Blues continued their strong play at both ends of the ice in the third period. The Blues had a power play opportunity to start off the frame and defencemen Brendan Bornstein capitalized to push the Blues lead to three. Bishop stayed strong in the crease to solidify the Toronto victory. Matchup History The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s hockey team shutout the Queen’s Gaels 3-0 on Friday night (Nov 8) in Kingston. Preview
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In an interview with CNN’s Larry King two months later, an emaciated Messner – still using her trademark makeup – said, “I believe when I leave this earth, because I love the Lord, I’m going straight to heaven.” Asked if she had any regrets, Messner said: “I don’t think about it, Larry, because it’s a waste of good brain space.” For many, the TV image of then-Mrs. Bakker forgiving husband Jim’s infidelities, tears streaking her cheeks with mascara, became a symbol for the wages of greed and hypocrisy in 1980s America. She divorced her husband of 30 years, with whom she had two children, in 1992 while he was in prison for defrauding millions from followers of their PTL television ministries. The letters stood for “Praise the Lord” or “People that Love.” Jim Bakker said in a statement that his ex-wife “lived her life like the song she sang, ‘If Life Hands You a Lemon, Make Lemonade.’” “She is now in Heaven with her mother and grandmother and Jesus Christ, the one who she loves and has served from childbirth,” he said. “That is the comfort I can give to all who loved her.” Messner’s second husband also served time in prison. She married Roe Messner, who had been the chief builder of the Bakkers’ Heritage USA Christian theme park near Fort Mill, S.C., in 1993. In 1995, he was convicted of bankruptcy fraud, and he spent about two years in prison. Through it all, Messner kept plugging her faith and herself. She did concerts, a short-lived secular TV talk show and an inspirational videotape. In 2004, she cooperated in the making of a documentary about her struggle with cancer, called “Tammy Faye: Death Defying.” “I wanted to help people … maybe show the inside (of the experience) and make it a little less frightening,” she said. More recently, Tammy Faye kept in the public eye via her Web site. “I cry out to the Lord knowing that many of you are praying for me,” Messner wrote in a July 16 post in which she indicated she weighed 65 pounds. “In spite of it all, I get dressed and go out to eat. … I crave hamburgers and french fries with LOTS of ketchup! When I can eat that again, it will be a day of victory!” In 2004, she appeared on the WB reality show “The Surreal Life,” co-starring with rapper Vanilla Ice, ex-porn star Ron Jeremy and others. She told King in 2004 that she didn’t know who Jeremy was when they met and they became friends. Messner was never charged with a crime in connection with the Bakker scandal. She said she counted the costs in other ways. “I know what it’s like to hit rock bottom,” she said in promotional material for her 1996 video “You Can Make It.” In the mid-1980s, the Bakkers were on top, ruling over a ministry that claimed 500,000 followers. Their “Jim and Tammy Show,” part TV talk show, part evangelism meeting, was seen across the country. Heritage USA boasted a 500-room hotel, shopping mall, convention center, water-amusement park, TV studio and several real-estate developments. PTL employed about 2,000 people. Then in March 1987, Bakker resigned, admitting he had a tryst with Jessica Hahn, a 32-year-old former church secretary. Tammy Faye Bakker stuck with her disgraced husband through five stormy years of tabloid headlines as the ministry unraveled. Prosecutors said the PTL organization sold more than 150,000 “lifetime partnerships” promising lodging at the theme park but did not build enough hotel space with the $158 million in proceeds. At his fraud trial, Jim Bakker was accused of diverting $3.7 million to personal use even though he knew the ministry was financially shaky. Trial testimony showed PTL paid $265,000 to Hahn to cover up the sexual encounter with the minister. Jim Bakker was convicted in 1989 of 24 fraud and conspiracy counts and sentenced to 45 years. The sentence was later reduced, and he was freed in 1994. He said that his wife’s decision to leave him had been “like a meat hook deep in my heart. I couldn’t eat for days.” While not charged, his then-wife shared during the 1980s in the public criticism and ridicule over the couple’s extravagance, including the reportedly gold-plated bathroom fixtures and an air-conditioned doghouse. There was even a popular T-shirt satirizing her image. The shirt read, “I ran into Tammy Faye at the shopping mall,” with the lettering on top of what look like clots of mascara, traces of lipstick and smudges of peach-toned makeup. In a 1992 letter to her New Covenant Church in Orlando, Fla., she explained why she finally was seeking a divorce. “For years I have been pretending that everything is all right, when in fact I hurt all the time,” she wrote. “I cannot pretend anymore.” In the end, there wasn’t any property to divide, her attorney said. The Bakkers lost their luxury homes in North Carolina, California and Tennessee, their fleet of Cadillacs and Mercedeses, and their vintage Rolls-Royce. Her autobiography, “I Gotta Be Me,” recounts a childhood as Tammy Faye LaValley, one of eight children of a poor family in International Falls, Minn. Her biological father walked out. She was reticent about her age, but a 2000 profile of her in the Star Tribune of Minneapolis said she was born in March 1942. She recalled trying eye makeup for the first time, then wiping it off for fear it was the devil’s work. Then she thought again. “Why can’t I do this?” she asked. “If it makes me look prettier, why can’t I do this?” She married Bakker in 1961, after they met at North Central Bible College in Minneapolis. Beginning with a children’s puppet act, they created a religious show that brought a fundamentalist Protestant message to millions. A secular TV talk program, the “Jim J. and Tammy Faye Show” with co-host Jim J. Bullock, lasted just six weeks in early 1996. Shortly after it went off the air, she underwent surgery for colon cancer. She said afterward that she endured bleeding for a year because she was embarrassed to go to a male doctor. And she wore her makeup even in surgery. “They didn’t make me take it off,” she said. “I had wonderful doctors and understanding nurses. I went in fully made up and came out fully made up.” Survivors include her husband and her two children, Jamie Charles Bakker of New York City and Tammy Sue Chapman of Charlotte. Spotts said that the family is considering a public memorial service for the coming weeks, but that nothing had been finalized Saturday.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RALEIGH, N.C. – Tammy Faye Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire and then watched it collapse in disgrace, has died. She was 65. Messner had battled colon cancer since 1996 that more recently spread to her lungs. She died peacefully Friday at her home near Kansas City, Mo., said Joe Spotts, her manager and booking agent. A family service was held Saturday in a private cemetery, where her ashes were interred, he said. She had frequently spoken about her medical problems, saying she hoped to be an inspiration to others. “Don’t let fear rule your life,” she said. “Live one day at a time, and never be afraid.” But she told well-wishers in a note on her Web site in May that the doctors had stopped trying to treat the cancer.
The riot at Camp McNair is the second in two weeks. The first took place at Central Juvenile Hall and was also racially motivated, officials said. In January, officials said, a racially motivated riot took place at Camp Rockey in San Dimas. In recent years, the halls and camps have been plagued by rising violence, especially at the Sylmar juvenile hall. Violent incidents increased 12 percent from 2,094 in 2003 to 2,352 in 2004 and were expected to hit 2,700 in 2005. Last year’s final figures were not available Wednesday. Meanwhile, incidents of use of force by probation officers on juveniles rose from 1,535 in 2003 to 1,727 in 2004 and then fell to 1,672 last year. During that time, the use of various restraints by probation officers increased from none to 75. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Nearly 50 teenagers were involved in Saturday’s riot at Camp McNair, which is part of the Challenger Memorial Youth Center complex and houses violent juvenile offenders in an open dorm setting. One male juvenile was hospitalized and several probation officers received minor injuries. After the incident, 32 juveniles were put in lockdown in a special housing unit. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors directed the Probation Department to investigate the riot at Camp McNair. The Commission on Human Relations also was directed to address the circumstances of a racial disturbance Monday at Golden Valley High School in the Santa Clarita Valley in which nine youths were arrested. “To prevent violence and ensure safety for young probationers and schoolchildren, we must ensure our schools, camps and halls are safe and free of racially motivated violence and disturbances,” Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said. The halls are operating under a federal consent decree over inadequate staffing, programs and services. The union has filed two lawsuits against the county for failing to meet California Board of Corrections minimum-staffing requirements in the halls and camps. A month of rioting that has left two dead and hundreds injured in the Los Angeles County jail system has spread to the county’s juvenile halls and probation camps, officials said Wednesday. In recent weeks, three racially motivated riots have occurred at juvenile centers, including Camp McNair in Lancaster on Saturday, said County Probation Officers Union spokeswoman Barbara Maynard. “Racial violence is a growing problem in county probation halls and camps, and the Probation Department is ill-equipped to handle major disturbances,” Maynard said. Maynard said union officials believe the escalating violence is being directed by the same gangs that have been behind the violence in the county’s adult jails and state prisons.
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STEVENSON RANCH – Two tattered American flags are stuck into the ground near weathered candles and laminated photographs of a smiling deputy sheriff at the corner of Poe Parkway and Stevenson Ranch Parkways. Later tonight, the faint fragrance of cigars probably will waft from the grassy knoll. The cigars will be in tribute to fallen Deputy Hagop “Jake” Kuredjian, gunned down five years ago today as he helped federal officials serve a weapons warrant on the Brooks Circle home of convicted felon James Allen Beck. “The guys will go there privately and honor him,” said Cmdr. Don Rodriguez, Kuredjian’s last commanding officer, who now runs Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic. Beck’s charred remains were found in the ruins of the house the following day. Now, visitors to Brooks Circle can’t tell where normal was turned upside down with tragic results. The lot was cleared and a new home built on the site blends in with its surroundings. Since then, the name Jake Kuredjian has become part of the Santa Clarita Valley fabric. A county park next to Pico Canyon Elementary School is named for him, as is the street leading to J. Michael McGrath Elementary School in Newhall. “Kids don’t seem to notice the street signs, but parents always ask who Deputy Jake was,” said an office worker at the school. Visitors to several local restaurants see his picture because he was a frequent waiter during “Tip A Cop” fundraisers for the Special Olympics. Just six days before his death, he was an escort for the Downed Officer Support Ride, raising money for the families of his fellow first responders. In 2002, riders dedicated themselves to his memory. A memorial station-to-station run done every May was even rerouted to pass his memorial, Rodriguez said. His name is now part of a list of more than 1,400 on a memorial wall in Sacramento and more than 17,100 names engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. “Jake’s name is on line 22, 15E,” Rodriguez said quickly of the national honor roll. His death also resulted in a policy change for mutual aid warrant service for the Sheriff’s Department. “We didn’t have a policy in place on helping outside agencies serve high risk search warrants,” said Rodriguez. “Now the requesting agency has to submit an operations plan, which we compare against our search warrant checklist to make sure it is tactically sound before we authorize it. “Most of the warrants served now are done by our special weapons team because they are inherently dangerous. You never know the state of mind of the person you’re dealing with, no matter how much intelligence you might have beforehand. If a search doesn’t meet our requirements, we can decline to be involved. They can roll on their own and we’ll stay down the street just in case something happens.” firstname.lastname@example.org (661)257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesA granite memorial stands in silent reminder of the tragedy that turned the quiet community into a war zone. Those working at the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station might take a moment in a small garden between their building and the courthouse, where 17 rose bushes – one for each year Kuredjian spent on the force – bloom. It was dedicated on Aug. 31, 2002, for Kuredjian and Sgt. Arthur Pelino, who was killed in Gorman in 1978. “We’ll be wearing our Class A long-sleeved uniforms with ties today,” said Sgt. Deborah Miller. “No matter how hot it is. People may not understand, but we know why we’re doing it.” Five years ago, Beck, suspected of impersonating a police officer and in possession of illegal weapons, barricaded himself in his house and fired on approaching officers. As Kuredjian returned fire, a single bullet from Beck’s rifle hit the officer in the face, killing him. During a four-hour standoff, Beck’s house ignited and burned, fueled by tear gas canisters fired into the house in an attempt to flush the suspect out. Firefighters watered down surrounding homes with aerial hoses and neighbors found themselves trapped inside by gunfire from Beck’s arsenal of weapons and return fire from deputies.
Benjamin Mendy has joined Manchester City 1 Monaco full-back Benjamin Mendy has completed his £52million move to Manchester City, the club have announced.The 23-year-old France international has signed a five-year deal and will wear the number 22 shirt.The defender was highly admired by City boss Pep Guardiola and he will now link-up with his new teammates who are currently on tour in the USA.Mendy is now the fifth major summer signing at the Etihad and the transfer takes the club’s spending to over £200m.“I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester City,” Mendy told the club website.“They are one of Europe’s leading clubs and in Pep Guardiola they have a manager committed to playing attacking football.“I am sure that over the next few years we will be successful.”https://twitter.com/ManCity/status/889456506659385346City’s Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain, said: “Benjamin has all the qualities we are looking for in a full-back. For such a young player, he has a wealth of top-level experience.“He is undoubtedly one of the world’s best full-backs, our number one target in this position. We are all delighted to have him here at Manchester City. “I’m sure he will prove a fantastic addition to the squad.”The defender played 34 times for Monaco last season and helped them to the French league title. He joined the club last year after spending three seasons playing for Ligue 1 rivals Marseille.The left-back began his career at Le Havre and moved to the Stade Velodrome in 2013.