Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie

first_imgClippers reporter Mirjam Swanson wrote about how the two teams joined together for a moment of unity and protest, and columnist Jim Alexander writes how L.A. fans might feel a little robbed not having the Hallway game or the playoffs a few months ago in Staples Center — but it was still entertaining. FOUR: Columnist Mark Whicker writes a wonderful tribute for Mike Gillespi, who played and coached baseball at USC, passing away recently at 78. Whicker writes: “The four stages go like this: Middle age, old age, “Hey, you look good,” and legend. When Mike Gillespie took off the uniform, he was 78. The breakthroughs and the heartbreaks were sprawled behind him, on roadsides.”Whicker: Mike Gillespie’s fun and fire spanned baseball generationsFIVE: Baldwin Park football and soccer player Jorge Lizarraga, 18, had just graduated and thought of joining the army or playing sports for a community college, his coaches say. But on Wednesday, Lizarraga died in a horrific car accident, and his coaches and friend who was with him that day, speak of how quick life can be taken away, and what a fun person he was. Students, friends and his family held a vigil on Thursday near the scene of the accident.PreviousFriends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Jorge Lizarraga, 18, who played varsity football and soccer at Baldwin Park High School, died in a July 30, 2020 crash on Baldwin Park Boulevard in Baldwin Park. A second man was also killed in the collision. (Photo courtesy of Baldwin Park High School)Candles are lit in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSoccer players gather for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Soccer teammates place candles in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Jorge Lizarraga, 18, who played varsity football and soccer at Baldwin Park High School, died in a July 30, 2020 crash on Baldwin Park Boulevard in Baldwin Park. A second man was also killed in the collision. (Photo courtesy of Baldwin Park High School)NextShow Caption1 of 12Jorge Lizarraga, 18, who played varsity football and soccer at Baldwin Park High School, died in a July 30, 2020 crash on Baldwin Park Boulevard in Baldwin Park. A second man was also killed in the collision. (Photo courtesy of Baldwin Park High School)ExpandWant more sports news from the Southern California News Group delivered to your inbox? Sign up for our newsletters here. THREE: A.J. Pollock brought some power with a two-run homer and a double, and the Dodgers came away with a 6-3 victory over Arizona for their third straight win after sweeping Houston two straight. For Pollock, it’s been quite a journey.Reporter J.P. Hoornstra writes: One week after spring training was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pollock began what he called a “wild ride.” His daughter, Maddi Mae, was born prematurely. In June, he tested positive for COVID-19. It wasn’t until last Saturday that his daughter was allowed to come home, 128 days into her young life. The Morning Wrap shares the day’s top five sports stories from our reporters at the Southern California Newspaper Group.  ONE: The Lakers and Clippers opener in Orlando to restart the NBA was what everyone expected, a slugfest that came down to a last second shot, the Clippers’ Paul George missing a game-winning 3-pointer, allowing the Lakers to walk off with a 103-101 victory, writes Kyle Goon.center_img TWO: With slugger Mike Trout out on maternity leave, the Angels slow start in the 60-game sprint continued in an 8-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners, writes Jeff Fletcher, the Angels’ fifth loss in their first first seven games. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Help wanted for Sumner County Road and Bridge Department

first_imgConstruction I- II-III – Road & Bridge, $8.75 – $21.02 per hour Non-exemptHigh school diploma or GED equivalent.  Must obtain and maintain a valid class “A” Commercial Driver’s License within three (3) months of employment.  2-5 years of construction and /or road maintenance work experience required or a comparable combination of education and experience. Much of the work is done outdoors in adverse weather conditions.  Successful applicant will be drug tested.Apply online at www.HRePartners.com  Applications close 02/20/2015.  Job description available, contact Sumner County Clerk’s Office, ph 620 326 3395. EOElast_img read more

Help wanted: Part-time teller for Walmart branch

first_imgHelp wanted: Security State Bank is seeking a part time teller at our Walmart Branch.20-25 hours on average, alternating Saturdays required.  Customer service and cash handling experience preferred!Please send resume to Lindsey Daugherty at [email protected] or apply at Security State Bank 101 North Washington, Wellington, Kansas 67152. EOEÂlast_img

Johnson Johnson To Pay 22 Billion Fine To Resolve Drug Marketing Case

first_imgJohnson & Johnson To Pay $2.2 Billion Fine To Resolve Drug Marketing Case This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. The government alleged that the drug company and its subsidiaries promoted psychiatric medications for uses that had not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.Los Angeles Times: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.2 Billion To Settle Federal CasesThe world’s eighth-largest drug maker, Johnson & Johnson, has agreed to pay the U.S. government $2.2 billion to settle cases in which the government has alleged that the company and its subsidiaries promoted powerful psychiatric medications for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration and offered financial kickbacks for physicians who prescribed those medications frequently (Healy, 11/4).CQ HealthBeat: Johnson & Johnson Faces Fines For Illegally Marketing Drugs And Playing KickbacksJohnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries will pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil claims that they marketed three drugs for uses that the Food and Drug Administration did not approve, federal officials said Monday (Adams, 11/4).And in other legal action, another company is seeking to end a lawsuit.The Wall Street Journal: Rural/Metro Strikes Deal To Settle Whistleblower SuitRural/MetroCorp. is seeking bankruptcy-court approval to settle a whistleblower lawsuit over the alleged submission of false Medicare claims. The ambulance company would pay $8 million to the U.S. Department of Justice under the settlement, which would resolve a whistleblower lawsuit against two Rural/Metro subsidiaries, according to court papers filed Fri (Palank, 11/4).last_img read more