12-year-old Cal Ripken All Stars (70-foot bases):July 2Wellington 8 Winfield 3. Julian Jiminez – MVP. Jack Nuss – Wow Award.Wellington 8 Derby 1. DeAndre Washington – MVP. Brayden Sanders- Wow Award.July 3Derby 11 Winfield 10Wellington 20 Derby 6. – Matthew Rinehart – MVP. Joe Ybarra -Wow Award.Wellington is the champion. State tournament is at Wellington on July 12-15. 11-year-old Cal Ripken All Stars:District tournament in Haysville:July 5Haysville 15 Rose Hill 0Wellington 5 Haysville 2. Travese Love – MVP. Cody Mericle – Wow award.July 6Haysville 14 Rose Hill 4Haysville 3 Wellington 1. Cody Mericle- MVP. Karson Gill- Wow award.Haysville is the Champion. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken Tournaments are upon us. Some have been completed, some are currently being played, and some are still scheduled in the future.Most notably, at the moment, is the 15-and-under District Tournament being played in Wellington. The locals are vying for a district championship against the winners of the 6 p.m. Haysville/Derby game at Sellers Park tonight at 8 p.m.Wellington will be hosting the 12-and-under 70-foot base boys Babe Ruth tournament on July 12-15 at Worden Park. It will also be hosting the 10-under girls softball tournament on July 19-21 at Worden Park.The updated Babe Ruth Tournaments involving Wellington teams are as follows:Â 9-year-old Cal Ripken All Stars.Â District tournament at Belle PlaineNo Wellington team entered.Friday, July 12:Haysville vs. Winfield – 6 p.m.Winner game #1 vs. Belle Plaine – 8 p.m.Tournament is completed on July 14. 15-year-old Babe Ruth All Stars:Â District tournament at WellingtonJuly 6Andover 11, Conway Springs 1.Wellington 17 Derby 0. Wesley Gilmore – MVP, Connor Phelps – Wow award.Haysville 12 Andover 2.July 7Derby 19 Conway Springs 4Wellington 7 Haysville 6. Cameron Bartelson – MVP, Skyler Struble – Wow award.Derby 14 Andover 5.July 86 p.m. Haysville vs. Derby.8 p.m. Wellington vs. winner of Haysville-Derby.July 96 p.m. Winner game 8 vs. loser game 8 (if first loss).State tournament will be at Cherryvale, July 18-23.Wellington’s Cameron Bartelson was recipient of the MVP award against Haysville Sunday. (Courtesy photo) 14-year-old Babe Ruth All Stars:District tournament at HaysvilleTuesday, July 96 p.m. â€” Mulvane vs. Wellington.8 p.m. â€” Clearwater vs. Derby.Wednesday, July 105 p.m. – Winner game #1 vs. winner game #2.8 p.m. – Loser game #1 vs. loser game #2.Thursday, July 116 p.m. -Â Loser game #3 vs. Winner game #5.8 p.m. – Winner game #3 vs. winner game #5Friday, July 127 p.m. – Winner game 6 vs loser game #6 (if first loss)State tournament will be at Lyons on July 18-23. 13-year-old Babe Ruth All Stars:District tournament at ClearwaterTuesday, July 9:Oxford vs. Derby – 6 p.m.Winner plays Wellington at 8 p.m.Thursday, July 11:6 p.m. – Loser game #1 vs. loser game #28 p.m. – Winner game #2 vs. winner game #3Friday, July 12:6 p.m. – If needed – winner game 4 vs. loser game #5 (if first loss) .State tournament will be at Frontenac, July 18-23. 10-year-old Cal Ripken All Stars:Â District tournament at Clearwater:July 1Winfield 16 Clearwater 11Haysville 15 Mulvane 0Winfield 13 Derby 0Wellington 15 Haysville 10. Blake Saffell – MVP. Trenton Bannister – Wow Award.July 2Haysville 14 Clearwater 2Derby 14 Mulvane 4.July 5Winfield 11 Wellington 6. Jace Lawrence – MVP. Makhi Ybarra – Wow award.Derby 14 Haysville 6.Wellington 11 Derby 9. Jaden Derby – MVP. Zach Morgan – Wow award.July 6Winfield 7 Wellington 4. Jaden Derby – MVP. Mekhi Haskin – Wow award.State Tournament is in Ottawa, July 11-15. 12-under girls Babe Ruth State Tournament in Independence, July 11-14:Â Teams participating:Erie/Humboldt, Independence, Coffeyville, Tri Valley, Belle Plaine, Haysville, Oxford, Lakin, Lyons, Wellington and SPIAA. 16-18 year old Babe RuthNo information is available concerning this age group.10-under girls Babe Ruth State Tournament in Wellington on July 11-14.Brackets and team information will be released soon. 14-under girls Babe Ruth STate Tournament in Newton, July 12-14:Teams participating:Andover, Newton, Rose Hill, Haysville, Tri-Valley, Wellington, Independence, Conway Springs, Newton, Lakin and Erie.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢State of Kansas v. Jonathan Michael Ryberg â€” Case No: 15 CR 219. Date of birth: 1997. Address: Wellington. Charges: Count 1 â€” Driving under the influence, first offense, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Consumption/possession of cereal malt beverage, first offense, Class C misdemeanor. Count 3 â€” Transportation of open container, first offense, unclassified misdemeanor. Count 4 â€” Speeding, traffic infraction. Date of alleged crime: July 26, 2015. Case description: Ryberg is accused of driving a vehicle while his alcohol concentration in his blood was more than .08. He allegedly had a liter of Dr. Pepper bottle mixed with whiskey in his vehicle while he was under 21 years of age after being stopped speeding 48 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone. â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Briontae S. Hadley-Ponds â€” Case No: 15 CR 220. Date of birth: 1992. Address: Wichita. Charges: Count 1 â€” Speeding 90 mph in a 75 mph zone, traffic infraction. Count 2 â€” Driving while suspended, Class B misdemeanor. Count 3 â€” No proof of insurance, Class B misdemeanor. Count 4 â€” Possession of marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 5 â€” Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.Â Date of alleged crime: July 30, 2015. Case description: Hadley-Ponds is accused of driving a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee on the Kansas Turnpike going 90 mph in a 75 mph zone, with a suspended driverâ€™s license, no proof of insurance, a marijuana cigarette in the ash tray, and a rolling paper.â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Jesse Henderson â€” Case No: 15 CR 221. Date of birth: 1953. Address: Wellington. Charges: Count 1 â€” Failure to report a sex offender during month of birthday, level 6 felony. Count 2 â€” Failure to obtain driverâ€™s license of Kansas Identification Card listing him as a sex or serious offender, level 6 felony. Date of alleged crime: July 30, 2015. Case description: Henderson is accused after being convicted of sexual battery on May 27, 2009 in Sedgwick County of failing to report to the sheriff in the county where he resides during the month of his birthday in June, 2015. â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Jessica Louise Derixson â€” Case No: 15 CR 222. Date of birth: 1980. Address: Argonia. Charges: Count 1 â€” Criminal damage to property, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Disorderly conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Date of alleged crime: July 24, 2015. Case description: Derixson is accused of throwing an ashtray into the wall, causing the wall to be defaced. She also allegedly yelled at a male and threw a phone, shoe and ashtray at him. â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Adam Troutman â€” Case No: 15 CR 223. Date of birth: 1987. Address: South Haven. Charges: Count 1 â€” Criminal trespass on railroad property, a Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 â€” Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Date of alleged crime: July 31, 2015. Case description: Troutman is accused of driving his vehicle onto the railroad tracks at 400 N. Seneca without permission and leaving his vehicle there. Once apprehended, Troutman is accused of having a small amount of marijuana in a baggy and a marijuana pipe in his pocket. â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Laramie Miller â€” Case No: 15 CR 225. Date of birth: 1984. Address: Winfield. Charges: Count 1 â€” Burglary of vehicle, level 9 felony. Count 2 â€” Theft, level 9 felony. Count 3 â€” Conspiracy to commit identity theft, level 10 felony. Date of alleged crime: June 27, 2015. Case description: Miller is accused of stealing a 2006 Chevy Monte Carlo that was parked in Oxford. He also allegedly took a firearm, wallet, amplifier and other stereo equipment, a Cobra 380 handing and ammunition from the vehicle. Then allegedly after stealing the wallet and debit card, he took another person to the Dillons and Walgreens in Wichita and unsuccessfully tried to use it. He was allegedly successful in using the debit card to make an online purchase from Boost Mobile Website.Â â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Darren Edwards â€” Case No: 15 CR 226. Date of birth: 1993. Address: Wellington.Â Charges: Count 1 â€” Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Interference with law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor.Â Date of alleged crime: Aug. 3, 2015. Case description: Edwards is accusing of angrily hitting another person in the face and throwing her to the ground. He then allegedly ran after a Wellington Police officer activated his red light. â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Chris Loughmiller â€” Case No: 15 CR 227. Date of birth: 1994. Address: WellingtonÂ Charges: Count 1 â€” Failure to maintain single lane, traffic infraction. Count 2 â€” Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 â€” Possession drug paraphernalia. Date of alleged crime: July 26, 2015 Case description: Loughmiller is accused at 3:30 a.m. of crossing the center line twice and across fog line at the 800 block of U.S. 81. Once stopped, officers detected an odor of burnt marijuana. At the jail he passed a breath test after refusing to take one at the scene. Officers searched the vehicle and found a glass marijuana pipe on the floorboard in front of the driverâ€™s seat and a small bag containing small amount of marijuana in the console and zig zag rolling papers were found.Â â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Matthew Deason â€” Case No: 15 CR 228. Date of birth: 1980. Address: Wellington.Â Charges: Count 1 â€” Domestic battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Aggravated battery, level 7 felony.Â Date of alleged crime: June 25, 2015. Case description: Deason is accused of punching a woman and grabbing her around the neck. He then is accused of repeatedly striking the woman with a stepladder during an argument. â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Andrew Etheridge â€” Case No: 15 CR 229. Date of birth: 1991. Address: Wichita.Â Charges: Count 1 â€” Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Date of alleged crime: July 12, 2015. Case description: Etheridge is accused of having a small amount of marijuana and rolling paper in a black pill bottle in his vehicle. â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Avery Chaney â€” Case No: 15 CR 230. Date of birth: 1996. Address: WellingtonÂ Charges: Count 1 â€” Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Date of alleged crime: January 8, 2015. Case description: Avery is accused of having trace amounts of marijuana in a plastic baggy in his car at Wellington High School and possessing marijuana as he smoked before coming to school. â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Alfred Black, Jr. â€” Case No: 15 CR 233. Date of birth: 1976. Address: WellingtonÂ Charges: Count 1 â€” Criminal damage to property, Class B misdemeanor. Date of alleged crime: June 8-9, 2015 Case description: Black is accused of removing the thermostat from the wall at 1030 Shady Lane in Wellington as well as removing a light switch cover above the sink, plumbing to the disposal in the sink, turning the water on and flooding the floor of the apartment, pulling the cable television line from the basement ceiling, removing two ceiling light fixtures, removing the cover of the heating and air-conditioning unit to the apartment, tampering with the 220 volt dryer outlet, knocking a hole in the wall of the stairwell, pulling wiring from the telephone jack, kicking in and damaging the bathroom door by placing a crack in the door, making a hole in the bedroom wall to get to more electrical lines at Westwood Arms Apartments, Inc. causing a total damage of $583 to the apartment.
Nelson, 12-10 on the season and tied for third in the division with Grand Forks, out shot the Border Bruins in both games, including a 42-27 advantage Tuesday in the Boundary City, but could not find that go-ahead goal.Saturday was the same as Nelson dominated the Bruins in the third period, only to see team captain Rayce Miller hit the bottom of the post with the goalie out of position with the Leafs trailing 2-1.“Maybe it’s confidence . . . I’m not really sure what it is right now,” Andrews lamented.“I think if we get a couple of goals here and there in a game might change things around.”“But overall we’re a team and we’re going to stick together to get through this,” Andrew adds.Beaver Valley, 16-4-1-0-1, enters the contest winners of two straight after sweeping a Murdoch home-and-home series against rival Castlegar Rebels.The sweep comes after Grand Forks pulled off a sweep of the Hawks the week before.Friday’s contest is the lone game of the weekend for Nelson.The Leafs return to action Wednesday when Castlegar visits the NDCC Arena for a 7 p.m. puck drop. When it rains, it generally pours.Just ask the Nelson Leafs hockey club.Currently riding a three-game losing streak and losing twice to a team the Leafs usually beat on a consistent basis— new-and-improved Grand Forks Border Bruins — the Green and White face the unenviable task of hosting the Murdoch Division leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Add into the equation, the Leafs have yet to defeat the Hawks in two home meetings, losing by a combined score of 13-7.“I’m confident in the boys that we’re going to figure this out and get back on track,” said Leaf forward Blair Andrews when asked about the recent string of games that has Nelson winning twice in the past seven games.One frightening stat is the Leafs frustration with scoring at key times of the game.
Tickets are now on sale for the Sean Hogan, Child Development Centre Benefit show on Friday March 19th. – Advertisement -The Child Development Centre is looking to raise $200,000 for their new building, “Project Build a Fort”. To help, Moose FM is organizing two major events. This benefit show, will feature Canadian Country Music Award winner Sean Hogan and local artist Jordyn Leigh Busche.The show will take place on Friday March 19th at the Pomeroy Hotel. Tickets are now on sale at the Pomeroy Hotel and the cost is only $40 per person. This show wouldn’t be possible if not for the generous support of Chances Fort St. John, the Pomeroy Hotel, Systems by Trail and M&M Meats.Moose FM is also gearing up for the annual Arctech Welding and Machining A Day for the Kids fundraiser Thursday March 4th. This is the 6th year for the fundraiser and each year the community comes out and supports the Child Development Centre. This year we’ll broadcast live from Pricesmart from 6am to 6pm looking for your help. You’ll be able to donate in person, online or by phone.The Child Development Centre works with families in Fort St. John and the surrounding area’s who have children with a broad range of developmental delays and special needs. For more information on the services the CDC provides visit www.cdcfsj.ca. The Child Development Centre hopes to raise over $200,000 with all of it going towards project “Build a Fort”. Show your support for the CDC.If you’d like to help raise funds for the Child Development Centre let us know by calling 250-787-7100 or e-mail email@example.comAdvertisement
“I’m committed to bringing the people of Sun Valley a place of rest and recreation. If you’re 80 years old or 8 months old, you will enjoy this park.” When the Sheldon-Arleta dump filled up in 1974, it was covered with dirt and a system for landfill gas treatment was installed. Located near the intersection of the 170 and 5 freeways, the dump site has rattled the nerves of neighbors who worry about methane leaks. Now that the dump has had a chance to settle, city engineers are replacing its outdated gas collection system with five miles of new pipe. Phase I of the recreation center, set for completion by 2008, also will include 100 new or refurbished gas wells and a new flaring station. “This satisfies the needs of the entire community,” said Al Piantanida of Arleta, a community activist who once dumped car batteries at the old landfill. “Phase I is the biggest part of the deal.” Money permitting, the park will include soccer fields, baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, a community center and paths for walking or jogging. Of its projected $35 million cost, two-thirds has been raised by voter-initiated Proposition O watershed funds and other sources. The Department of Water & Power, which contributed $5 million, expects to capture 45,000 acre-feet for groundwater reclamation. Residents and officials hailed the park – to be built near two high schools – as a future recreational hub for the northeast San Fernando Valley. A victim of industrial blight, Sun Valley was declared the city’s first Environmental Justice Improvement Area. Tree coverage is estimated at 13 percent, among the lowest rate in the city. “This is a wonderful day for the community,” said Jon Kirk Mukri, general manager for the Department of Recreation and Parks. “I was born in Pacoima … and I couldn’t be prouder to be part of taking a landfill and turning it into a park. “We need parks to build communities, to be the cultural heritage of our future – and what better way than to name it after Cesar Chavez.” D.J. Gay, one of a dozen Polytechnic High School students to attend the ceremony, said the park will provide a badly needed place to play ball. “I think this is a great achievement, something the community needs, a place to get away,” said Gay, 18, of Sun Valley and a Poly varsity basketball point guard. “This provides more freedom for people.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SUN VALLEY – For years, neighbors wrinkled their noses at the stinking dump, where cackling sea gulls swirled overhead. Three decades after the last trash truck rolled into the Sheldon-Arleta landfill, a 41-acre recreational park will be built on top of its dirt-covered garbage. City officials broke ground Thursday on the $35 million Cesar Chavez Recreation Complex set to become an oasis of ball fields and bike paths by 2011. “This is our baby, the community’s baby,” said Councilman Tony Cardenas during a windblown ceremony of top officials from the city’s water, recreation, engineering, environmental and sanitation departments.
Apartment rents remained the cheapest in Tucson, Ariz. at $655 per month, a 4.6 percent increase. Colorado Springs, Colo. was the only major market where apartment rents declined during the past year. Apartment rents there dipped 1.7 percent to $699 in March.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – The Los Angeles area remained the West’s most expensive for apartments in the first quarter as fewer home sales translated into higher rents, according to data to be released Thursday. In Los Angeles and Orange counties, the average apartment went for $1,588 in March, a 7.2 percent increase from last year, according to the research firm RealFacts Inc. Through March, rents climbed by at least 4 percent from the previous year in 13 of the 20 major Western markets surveyed each quarter by the research firm RealFacts Inc. Renting an average apartment now costs at least $1,000 per month in eight of the markets covered by RealFacts. The Seattle market joined the $1,000 club for the first time in March, propelled by a 9.1 percent increase from last year. All the other $1,000 apartment markets are in California. The spike in apartment rents coincided with a deepening slump in home sales as eroding property values discouraged people from buying real estate. Foreclosures also have been rising, prompting lenders to tighten their lending standards – a factor that is making it more difficult for borrowers to qualify for a mortgage, especially if they have blemished credit records. With more people leasing instead of buying, apartment landlords have been able to raise rents more easily. Robust job growth in many markets also is providing the means for more people to rent. Apartment demand is particularly intense in Silicon Valley, where the technology industry has bounced back from the dot-com bust and home prices remain among the nation’s highest. The average apartment rent in the San Jose metropolitan area – Silicon Valley’s hub – has shot up by 12.1 percent over the past year to $1,522 through March. The apartment vacancy rate in the region stood at just 3.5 percent through March. Even so, San Jose rents are still well below their peak of $1,959 per month reached in early 2001, just before paychecks began to evaporate in the dot-com bust.
MINNEAPOLIS One agribusiness giant is enthusiastic about using farmland to produce fuel. Another says growing food should be the top priority for those fields. Archer Daniels Midland Co., by far the country’s largest ethanol producer, has taken an aggressive approach to biofuels including ethanol and biodiesel. Cargill Inc. has been more restrained, though it’s hardly sitting on the sidelines. Recent comments by the chairmen of both companies mirror a larger debate taking place on how big of a contribution ethanol can make toward reducing America’s need for oil imports, and whether using more corn to make more fuel will lead to higher food prices. Minnetonka-based Cargill raised the food-versus-fuel issue earlier this month. As he laid out a broad vision of Cargill’s business on a changing global playing field, Warren Staley, its chairman and CEO, told a gathering of business writers here that he saw producing food as the most important task for agriculture. Noting that a number of countries are looking at ethanol and biodiesel to lessen their dependence on Mideast oil, Staley said, “We have to look at the hierarchy of value for agricultural land use: food first, then feed and last fuel.” Staley questioned whether subsidies for using land to produce fuel were good long-term policy and questioned the idea that ethanol could put a big dent in America’s dependence on foreign oil. Even if the entire U.S. corn crop were used for ethanol, it would replace only about 20 percent of domestic gasoline consumption, he said. The next day, the chairman of ADM, G. Allen Andreas, responded by insisting the world has plenty of capacity to grow food. “There is no consumption versus combustion debate, except for those who really don’t recognize the realities of the way this business functions,” he said in a conference call with analysts. Malnutrition and hunger, he said, come from “a lack of infrastructure and a lack of capital” around the world, not from diverting some food to fuel uses. Neither company made its executives available to elaborate on the comments. Bill Brady, a Cargill spokesman, said one of Staley’s main points is that the company sees itself first as a food company. ADM has seen a sharp run-up in its stock price, partly due to investors looking for ways to get in on the ethanol boom. Its shares reached an all-time high of $46.71 last Thursday. It was trading in the $18-$19 range a year ago. Cargill is privately held. In his speech, Staley said Cargill’s sales revenues have increased from $48 billion in 2001 to $71 billion in 2005 and will rise again in the fiscal year that ends May 31, but did not break out how much of that growth came from ethanol. Ethanol plays a much bigger role for Decatur, Ill.-based ADM, which claims about one-fourth of U.S. ethanol capacity. About 5 percent of its revenue comes from ethanol, and it’s aiming to boost annual production to 1.5 billion gallons, up from its current 1 billion. And in what’s been widely seen as a sign of the importance of ethanol in ADM’s future, ADM went to the oil industry for its newest leader. Last month it hired Patricia Woertz, a former executive vice president at Chevron Corp., as its CEO and president. Steve Suppan, director of research for the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, a Minneapolis-based think tank, said ADM has reaped big dividends from lobbying the government over ethanol subsidies and mandates for its increased use in gasoline. Since Cargill is larger and more diversified, it doesn’t need to place as big of a bet on ethanol as ADM, Suppan said. Cargill’s nonfood businesses include marketing electricity, making and trading steel, and offering financial risk-management products to companies. “ADM is famous for their willingness to spend lots of money on lobbying,” agreed Hank Williams, vice president for fuels with Jim Jordan & Associates, a Houston-based consulting company. “… They may very well have plans to further those efforts and help themselves to larger markets in the future.” But Cargill, despite Staley’s comments, is making its own substantial investments in biofuels $1 billion worth. Currently No. 4 in U.S. ethanol production, it plans new plants that would push its annual capacity to 230 million gallons, which would put it close to the No. 2 spot. And it has a joint venture with Monsanto Co. that’s developing new production technologies. Both Cargill and ADM also have significant biodiesel expansions under way, mostly in Europe. One reason for Cargill’s relative restraint is that it generally views subsidized industries with caution because subsidies can change over time, Brady said. Congress passed the Energy Policy Act last July that mandates doubling the use of ethanol in gasoline to 7.5 billion gallons by 2012, and President George W. Bush gave the industry a strong endorsement in his State of the Union speech in January. The U.S. now has 97 ethanol plants with an annual capacity of nearly 4.5 billion gallons, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. About 39 percent of that capacity is farmer-owned. An additional 35 plants and nine expansions with a combined capacity of more than 2.2 billion are under construction, the trade group says. Daniel Kammen, director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley, said the food-versus-fuel debate is “a big red herring” because the U.S. “by any measure is an overproducer of food.” “A richer farm sector is going to make us more secure, it’s going to make more food available,” Kammen said. But Williams, the consultant, said concerns about food versus fuel are valid. About 15 percent of the U.S. corn crop is currently used for ethanol, and new and expanded plants easily could raise that to 45 percent to 50 percent, he said. “Which is probably not sustainable,” he added. “We have people to feed, animals to feed, and exports of corn that need to be made.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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Donegal boss Jim McGuinness has been prevented from naming his squad for Sunday’s McKenna Cup game against Tyrone after an outbreak of flu amongst his team.A number of leading players including Neil Gallagher, Kevin Cassidy, Daniel McLaughlin and Kevin Mulhern are all believed to have been struck down with the condition.The four players all missed this week’s training session in Castlefin and it is unknown if any will take part in the game at this stage. In fact, it is likely that McGuinness will delay naming his team until just before the game at Healy Park in Omagh throw-in 2pm.The game will be a much anticipated curtain-raiser for McGuinness’ senior managerial career after a successful spell as Under 21 boss.McGuinness, who is highly-rated amongst a number of pundits and former players as having the potential to make things happen for Donegal, knows what he wants from his team.He said he needs to get his players showing some spark again and playing for the jersey of their county. The last times the sides met Donegal came out on top in the early stages of the McKenna Cup with the help of a stunning 2-09 contribution from Glenswilly man Michael Murphy which helped Donegal win the encounter.EndsDONEGAL CAMP HIT WITH FLU BUG was last modified: January 7th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
DONEGAL soccer star Shay Given is set to add Liverpool Football Club to his CV.Several Merseyside news reports say the Lifford man will be at Anfield today for Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United ahead of completing a move to be the Reds No2 keeper.Brendan Rodgers wants Given’s experience as back up to new keeper Simon Mignolet. Shay has been told he is no longer wanted at Aston Villa and it looked as though he was on his way to Doncaster Rovers.However the 37-year-old looks set to move to Liverpool, and will probably feature in the side’s Cup matches through the season.It’s understood he may also be offered a goalkeeper coaching role as part of the deal. SHAY GIVEN SET FOR ANFIELD IN LIVERPOOL SWITCH was last modified: September 1st, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aston VillaLiverpoolShay Given
THIEVES are targeting GAA players’ cars during training, Donegal gardai warned today.Four cars belonging to players at the Four Masters GAA club in Donegal town were robbed last Friday evening.Gardai are now warning GAA players across the county to ensure they don’t leave any valuables in their cars while training or during football matches. During last Friday’s raid, thieves smashed their way into three cars and made off with personal belongings and a substantial sum of cash. Some of the property has since been recovered.Gardai in Donegal Town are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact them or anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the area of the Four Masters GAA grounds around 9pm last Friday to contact them on 0749721021.Garda sergeant Tony Curneen warned car owners to take belongings with them.THIEVES TARGET FOUR MASTERS GAA PLAYERS DURING TRAINING was last modified: August 16th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:four masters donegal townfour masters gaa clibtheft