For Whom The Bell Rings Share City of Decatur planners and preservationists are dipping toes into the water to see if there is interest in designating Decatur Square as a local historic district.Broadcast Version1:01The designation would prohibit demolition of historic buildings and require design review for new construction and renovation.In the city’s latest resident survey, 50% of respondents said would strongly support such a designation with another 37% saying they would somewhat support it.Amanda Thompson, the city’s planning director, says, “This is certainly a good sign. It says, ‘Hey, this is a conversation that’s worth continuing.”Several areas of the city, including parts of downtown, are already on the National Historic Register. Thompson says that is an honorary designation and does not prevent demolition or any kind of renovation. She points to the active role current Decatur Square property owners have taken toward making the area a walkable, popular destination.“Decatur is such a unique and special place, and part of that is the historic buildings,” says Thompson. “If downtown does become designated, there is a tool in place to help preserve that no matter who owns the property.”The next step is to get city commission approval to talk with property owners. Thompson says that process could get underway in the next few months. ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party 1:01 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility
New Mexico Museum of Art107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe(505) 476-5072http://www.nmartmuseum.org/ New Mexico Museum of Art. Courtesy photo Museum of International Folk Art706 Camino Lejo (Santa Fe(505) 476-1200http://www.internationalfolkart.org/ SANTA FE ― Four New Mexico museums adopt their annual winter schedules effective Monday, Nov. 4. The seasonal hour change is in effect at the New Mexico Museum of Art and the New Mexico History Museum off Santa Fe Plaza; and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill. Monday openings resume May 4, 2020, when the museums resumes daily operations. Winter hours, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., are in effect Nov. 4, 2019 through April 27, 2020. Monday Oct., 28 was the final Monday opening until spring 2020. New Mexico History Museum facade. Courtesy photo Museum of Indian Arts and Culture,710 Camino Lejo Santa Fe(505) 476-1269 http://miaclab.org/ NMMA News: New Mexico History Museum113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe(505) 476-5200http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/ During winter months, all four Santa Fe museums are closed on Mondays. During this period, the Museum Hill Café also will be closed on Mondays.
SHARE Wal-Mart stores rack up thousands of SWFL police calls FORT MYERS, Fla. — Wal-Mart is known for its low prices, but the big-box retailer is also noteworthy for its high volume of reported crime.From August 2015 through August 2016, police responded to 3,455 calls at Wal-Mart stores in Lee County. There were 1,495 police calls to Wal-Marts in Charlotte County and 1,261 in Collier County during that same span.One Lee County store by itself elicited 1,232 calls.“Being open 24 hours kind of promotes the environment for crimes of opportunity to occur,” said Chris Knotts, a former Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputy who now works for Naples Security Solutions, a private security firm.Knotts and Mike Perl, the firm’s co-founder, believe that the store’s wide selection and self-checkout option contribute to the volume of crime. Regardless, his concern is that it all adds up to an overuse of resources that drains taxpayer money.“For a minor crime, now you’re talking hours to write a report, if there’s an arrest now you have to transport, so you’re taking an officer off the road that can be responding to you know, more important types of calls,” Knotts said.A Wal-Mart spokesperson said the company is investing in technology and staff to help combat the issue. The chain is also working on a restorative justice program in which first-time low-risk offenders have the chance to participate in an education course in lieu of prosecution, an executive said. Related Articles: Published: October 31, 2016 11:58 PM EDT Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.
“With the restructuring complete at the Karl Companies, Karl Kustoms will be the new brand affiliated with the IMCA Northern SportMod division,” stated IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “The new designation is represented not only in the name, but also through the decals drivers are now receiving in their drivers packets.” “We are also excited about the new spin on the engine auction at Super Nationals,” Yoder said, “and presenting that through the support of Karl Kustoms will be an excellent opportunity to highlight the new crate engines three of the main event winners will receive for their respective championships.” And Karl Chevrolet, the new and pre-owned automotive dealership located in Ankeny, remains a designated crate engine supplier. Modified, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock champions who win championships at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s with crate motors will receive a new GM 604 or 602 crate engine. More information is available at www.karlkustoms.com. Fifty dollar Karl Kustoms gift cards will be awarded to top five finishers in national Northern SportMod, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock and Mach-1 Sport Compact point standings. Those engines will be awarded on stage during the Karl Kustoms engine auction that follows Saturday night main events at Boone Speedway. All drivers in those divisions are required to display two Karl decals to be eligible for post-season point shares, to be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Karl Companies complement a familiar program of IMCA awards with a first-of-its kind title sponsorship at the biggest event in all of dirt track racing. Karl Kustoms, the Des Moines high performance parts manufacturer and distributor, in a rebranding move becomes title sponsor of IMCA’s Northern SportMod division, providing a portion of the $9,500 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in final national standings for the class.
Related iStock/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — A woman facing stalking and trespassing charges amid accusations of sending a man 65,000 texts and breaking into his house said that she thought he was her “soul mate.”“I was looking for my healing angel … the psychic I met told me would meet a healing angel,” Jacqueline Ades told ABC Phoenix affiliate KNXV in a jailhouse interview.Ades said that she met the man, whose name has not been publicly released, on a dating site called Luxy, the self-proclaimed “#1 Millionaire Online Match & Dating Service.” Luxy did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Woman arrested for stalking after allegedly sending man 65,000 texts, breaking into his home and taking a bathIt was reported Thursday that Ades, 31, and the man went on one date in 2017, according to KNXV.Ades said that she wanted to continue the relationship, and though the feeling wasn’t mutual, she refused to give up.“You don’t stop giving even if you don’t receive,” Ades said in the jailhouse interview.“I felt like I met my soul mate and everything was just the way it was … I thought we would do what everybody else did … but that’s not what happened,” she said.In addition to sending the man approximately 65,000 texts over the course of months, the Paradise Valley Police Department in Arizona said that they received four calls about Ades either going to the man’s house or his place of business between July 2017 and this month.The most extreme instance came this past April, when the man called police saying he was out of the country but could see that she had entered his home via surveillance video. She was found taking a bath in the residence when police arrived and they found a butcher knife on a seat in her car, KNXV reported.When asked about the trespassing accusations, Ades said she didn’t want to talk about it.In spite of her texts, some of which threatened to hurt the man, she denied wanting to cause him injury.“No, oh my god no,” Ades said in the interview. “I love him so much. I just want to love him so much. That’s it. And if he doesn’t like it, I’ll go home and I’ll love my ex-boyfriend. What am I supposed to do?”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — It’s been a long time since the Utah basketball team was as bad as 5-11 at this point of the season, 34 years to be exact.It’s been even longer — 54 years — since the Utes started a conference season 0-3, which is their record after a dispiriting 73-57 loss to Colorado State Tuesday night at Moby Arena.This time there was no chance for the Utes to win in the final minute as had been the case in their last three games and four others this season.The Utes were out of this one after a 13-0 run by the Rams late in the first half and showed little gumption the rest of the way. The loss left Ute coach Ray Giacoletti practically speechless afterward.”What do you want me to say, guys?” a glum Giacoletti said after emerging from the locker room. “At some point, enough’s enough. I’m tired of losing. I’m tired of doing things a certain way. … I don’t care who’s coaching the team or what the circumstances are, you stand up and go get something done.”Giacoletti said he couldn’t think of one player that had a good game Tuesday night.Johnnie Bryant actually had decent numbers, with 16 points, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, three steals, two assists and no turnovers in 32 minutes. And freshman guard Luka Drca exceeded his season total of field goals with three — all 3-pointers — and finished with 11 points.But starters Luke Nevill, Shaun Green, Stephen Weigh and Lawrence Borha all had off nights.Green had 11 points, but fouled out and had four turnovers with no assists, while Nevill had just 10 points and five rebounds, going against Colorado State’s two 7-footers, Jason Smith and Stuart Creason. Borha had three turnovers in 13 minutes and Weigh had more turnovers than points in his 14 minutes.”We had 12 turnovers the first half — we have to handle the basketball. We got outrebounded by 15. You’ve got to put a body on people and box out,” Giacoletti said.After trailing by 10 at the half, the Utes couldn’t score a field goal until the 12:54 mark of the second half when Bryant sank a 3-pointer. But by that point it was 52-30 and even though another Bryant three and two treys by Drca brought the Utes within 12, it was too little, too late.Colorado State had a balanced attack with three players, Jason Smith, Tyler Smith and Tim Denson scoring 13 points, Cory Lewis 12 and Creason nine. They finished with 35 rebounds to Utah’s 20 after the Utes had outrebounded their first two MWC opponents by an average of 15.”I was pleased with the intensity, the effort,” said CSU coach Dale Layer. “It’s another step in the right direction.”When asked how the players reacted to the loss, Giacoletti said they “had blank looks on their faces.”The Ute players say they’re still hopeful about the season and say they just need a win to get over the hump.”Once we get our first win, it will be easier to get wins after that,” said Nevill.”We are really talented. We need one win and we’ll be really good after that,” said Drca. The Utes’ next chance will be Saturday night at New Mexico against another 0-3 MWC team. Then its back home for a home game against No. 15 Air Force Tuesday night. GAME NOTES: This was the largest CSU victory over Utah since 1992 when the Rams won 67-48 in Salt Lake … All 12 Utah players who traveled played at least six minutes … Colorado State shot 52.4 percent from the field, but only 35.3 from 3-point range. Utah shot just 41.3 percent for the game … The Rams defeated the Utes twice last year, winning 84-78 here and 69-61 in overtime in Salt Lake … CSU plays in Salt Lake on Feb. 7. E-mail: [email protected]
Ronaldo closed the prestigious restaurant Zalacaín for his 200 guests, some of whom had travelled from Portugal and were put up in the hotel AC close to the restaurant. First of all the images of the bash, which went on until 6am, filtered through online, but now more curiosities have began to emerge. Slowly but surely, new details are emerging from the party Cristiano Ronaldo threw to celebrate his 30th birthday after Real Madrid’s humiliating 4-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid in the Vicente Calderon on Saturday. The celebrations have since sent ripples through the club. The doors were open from 4pm onwards, allowing those who wanted to turn up early and watch the Madrid derby on a huge screen. There were also several games throughout the night, including bingo with holidays and phones handed out as prizes. On the television show ‘El Chiringuito de Jugones’, the journalist Pipi Estrada revealed that the party cost Cristiano Ronaldo €250,000. Having Colombian singer Kevin Roldan there (who is being blamed for leaking the photos of the event) alone cost €25,000. There was also a spectacular fireworks show, personalised menus and an enormous cake. CET No stone was left unturned by Madrid’s No.7 and he arranged a gourmet dinner. He asked for caviar of the very best quality and for the most expensive French champagne. Upd. at 17:28 11/02/2015 Sport EN Among those invited was Ronaldo’s powerful agent Jorge Mendes, but there was a surprising number of Madrid players left of the list, including Lucas Silva, Chicharito, Arbeloa, Illarramendi, Isco, Varane, Jesé, Benzema and the club captain, Casillas. It was the third year running that Casillas did not attend Ronaldo’s birthday, underlining the bad vibes between the two.
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Game 2 of the World Series was a wild roller-coaster ride that saw both the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers battle back from two-run deficits in the late innings, before the Astros finally won in the 11th. Along the way, it was also a showcase for the many different ways a manager can botch his bullpen management.When sabermetricians uncovered nuggets like relievers being far more effective than starters, or the penalty a starter faces every time he cycles through the batting order, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts must have been taking notes. But for all the strides smart managers have made in bullpen management, it is still possible to get a little too cute with cutting-edge relief strategies. Roberts might be the poster child: He used nine pitchers Wednesday night, and pulled starter Rich Hill after four well-pitched innings — decisions that left L.A. undermanned when the game turned to extra innings.Roberts had already yanked Game 1 starter Clayton Kershaw relatively early, giving him the hook after seven innings despite his throwing only 83 (dazzling) pitches. (Kershaw ended up with the third-best seven-inning World Series start ever by Game Score.) With Hill, the leash was even shorter: Despite tossing the third-best World Series start for a starter in four or fewer innings (according to Game Score), Roberts went to the pen anyway, turning instead to a relief corps that went 82-5 when leading after six innings, and 90-0 when leading after eight.But that plan went awry six pitchers in, when closer Kenley Jansen — who’d only blown one save (in 42 tries) during the entire regular season — gave up a game-tying home run to Marwin Gonzalez in the top of the ninth. By the 10th, Roberts was down to using Josh Fields, who had a 4.18 FIP during the regular season — and Fields promptly allowed a pair of homers. By the 11th, Roberts had to use 34-year-old Brandon McCarthy, who hadn’t pitched all postseason — and McCarthy served up another homer, in this case George Springer’s decisive two-run shot.Relying on Jansen wasn’t a bad idea — he was the backbone of an LA bullpen that literally never blew a ninth-inning lead — but Roberts’s unnecessarily quick hook and subsequent relief carousel left the Dodgers with little in the way of a backup plan if Jansen didn’t slam the door shut. (To say nothing of the way Roberts also emptied the Dodger bench of any potential pinch-hitters or defensive subs.) If the game had gone on any longer than it did, LA’s only available pitchers would have been Yu Darvish, Alex Wood and Kershaw — the Dodgers’ scheduled starters for Games 3, 4 and 5.At the other end of the spectrum was Astros manager A.J. Hinch, who rode starter Justin Verlander as long as he could (six innings) and was loath to make a pitching change even as the Dodgers chipped away at Houston’s lead in the bottom of the 10th. Astros closer Ken Giles was on his second inning of work, something he did only four times during the regular season. He was also hovering around 30 pitches — the most he threw in an outing all regular season was 311He did toss 37 pitches in an ALCS appearance against the Yankees. — when he yielded the game-tying RBI to Kiké Hernandez. In contrast with Roberts, Hinch probably stuck with his pitchers too long, and it almost cost him.From a fan’s perspective, the bullpen charades made for exciting baseball. The Astros’ eventual victory ended up being the 15th-most exciting World Series game ever according to the total movement in Win Probability Added during the contest. And the eight combined home runs hit in this game became a new World Series record — one that’s fitting for this season of unparalleled slugging. Now, the Astros have a fighting chance to win this series, with a 46 percent probability according to the FiveThirtyEight model and three straight home games coming up. If they do end up champions, they can point to Roberts’ bullpen micromangement as the deciding factor in Game 2 — oh, and those four clutch late-inning homers helped, too.