Henry turning heads on D

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoIn his first year as a college player, true freshman cornerback Aaron Henry has turned some heads with his play. His two and a half sacks against Iowa two weeks ago may have been his coming out party, but his interception against Washington State’s fake punt earlier in the season was equally impressive — it was his first ever college football game.”I’ve been playing football my whole life,” Henry said, downplaying his interception. “That stuff is second nature to me. If you see a ball in the air, you’re taught to go and attack it.”The speedy freshman raced 26 yards down the sideline after the pick before getting shoved out of bounds. The play effectively put the game in the books, as it set up the last Badger touchdown in a 42-21 win over the Cougars.”My hat goes off to the coaching staff for giving me the opportunity,” Henry said. “I’m just trying to go out there and play my part.””He works hard, and he asks a lot of questions,” starting cornerback Allen Langford said. “He goes out there and performs well because he knows what he’s doing.”Because of reoccurring injuries to cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu, Henry has been a large contributor to the Badgers’ 5-0 record. After Ikegwuonu left early in the first quarter against Michigan State due to illness, Henry saw action nearly the entire game.”What Aaron has done has been tremendous as a freshman,” Langford said. “He’s been asked to step in there a lot of times and fill in for a lot of guys, and what’s most important when you’re a freshman is that when you come in, you don’t play as a freshman.””Aaron has become the best corner we have beyond Allen and Ike,” defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz said. “If one of those guys gets hurt, he’s the first guy to go in.”Aside from filling in for the injured starters, Henry has also been an effective and frequently used weapon at nickleback. On third downs and blitz packages, Henry has shined the brightest as the third quick coverage man in many defensive schemes. He adds speed and a dangerous cornerback blitz attack for the Wisconsin defense.In the 17-13 victory over Iowa two weeks ago, Henry showed that he can change games as a play maker. During a third down play on Iowa’s first drive, the freshman bolted toward Iowa quarterback Jake Christensen and dropped him for a sack. Henry’s play successfully ended Iowa’s first drive and sent a message to the Iowa offense that they had better keep an eye on where he lined up.The Iowa offense didn’t get the memo in time. It was the first sack of Henry’s career, including high school, and he finished the game with two and a half sacks.”Either I would have sacked him or somebody else would have sacked him,” Henry said. “I was coming off the edge free. Fortunately for me, I was able to get to him before anybody else did.”Henry was a stellar football, basketball, and track and field athlete in Immokalee, Fla., where he passed on scholarships to Nebraska, South Florida and Iowa to play for Wisconsin. Henry’s choice to leave Florida and come to UW has greatly contributed to the Badgers’ success.”I could have stayed in Florida and been content, but I wanted to try something different,” Henry said. “I heard it’s freezing up here compared to Florida weather, but I wanted to do something that, in my family, nobody has ever really done.”As for what he can improve on, Henry says it’s the tackling.”I’m not the best tackler in the world,” Henry said. “I’m not a great tackler or a big hitter. I want to improve on the basics and my fundamentals of tackling.”Being the biggest hitter isn’t important, Henry says, as long as he plays smart and doesn’t give up big plays on defense.”Wrapping up and keeping my head up, whether it is a big hit, or a tackle for a loss, or making a tackle, I just want to be sound on it,” Henry said. “I want to make sure [the offensive player] doesn’t go for another, 30, 40, 50 yards.”So far, Henry’s positives have outweighed his self-proclaimed weaknesses in tackling. Against Michigan State, the Badger defense allowed 251 rushing yards but still won the game. Illinois, the Badgers’ next opponent, is ranked 6th in the country at rushing with an average of 256 yards per game on the ground. Henry and the other defenders, will have to improve their tackling and toughness to stop the Illinois rush attack. “Coming into the Big Ten, you have to be physical,” Hankwitz said. “It’s a step up from high school. He’s not afraid to tackle, but he can get more physical. He’ll get better as he gets more experience.”last_img read more

Trojans silence Beavers with 31-14 victory

first_imgFollow Nick on Twitter @NickSelbe Redshirt sophomore running back Javorius “Buck” Allen rushed for 133 yards and three touchdowns, and the USC defense shut out Oregon State in the second half as the Trojans knocked off the Beavers 31-14 on Friday in Corvallis, Ore.“I’m just really happy for our football family,” interim head coach Ed Orgeron said. “I’m really happy for our young men. It was a great job of coming to a hostile environment and really not letting it affect us as much as it has done in the past.”The victory was USC’s first win in Corvallis since 2004, snapping a three-game losing streak at Reser Stadium.The Trojans’ defense held the Beavers to just 369 yards of total offense. OSU quarterback Sean Mannion, who entered the game leading the nation in passing yards and touchdowns, completed just 26 of 45 pass attempts for 277 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.Redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Kessler completed 17 of 21 passes for 247 yards with one touchdown and one interception.BREAKOUTThough the defense dominated and the offense was balanced and efficient throughout, the night belonged to Allen, who, after two years of little to no playing time, had by far the biggest game of his career.“I just want to give thanks to my O-linemen, and my coaching staff for believing in me and trusting me,” Allen said. “Like Coach Orgeron said, when you’re having fun with the game, then everything else will flow. I just want to thank my O-linemen and fullbacks for doing a great job.”Allen had been buried on the depth chart during his first two seasons at USC, but had a strong preseason and finally got his opportunity when injuries depleted the Trojans’ depth at tailback. Redshirt sophomore tailback Tre Madden left Friday’s game with re-aggravated hamstring injury, and with freshman Justin Davis already ruled out for the season with an ankle injury, it was Allen who got the call.“We knew what he could do, and now it’s time for the world to know what he can do,” senior running back Silas Redd said. “I’m just proud of him because he works so hard.”UNSUNG HEROThough Allen stole the headlines with his three-touchdown performance, it was Redd who paced the Trojans on offense. Redd tallied 140 yards on 22 carries, serving as the “Thunder” to Allen’s “Lightning” and picking up several crucial first downs.“It’s fun to be out there playing with these guys,” Redd said. “We really feed off the defense when they’re on the sideline, and in the midst of the game you could hear them cheering us on. There is just such passion involved out there and that makes it ten times better.”Friday was the first time since USC’s 62-41 loss to Arizona State that the Trojans had two players each eclipse 100 yards rushing in the same game. Against ASU, Madden had 128 yards, while Davis finished with 122.TURNING POINTIn the Trojans’ loss to ASU, the game swung in the Sun Devils’ favor after Kessler threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown, igniting the ASU crowd. On Friday, Kessler threw another pick-six, this one tying the score at 14-14, but this time, the team’s response was different.“No one turned on each other,” redshirt junior safety Dion Bailey said. “Everybody just leaned together, going up to Cody and just saying, ‘Hey man, don’t worry about it.’ We knew we had [OSU’s] offense taken care of. We just wanted to go back out there, get [USC’s offense’s] confidence going and score some points.”Kessler felt the support of his teammates after his costly mistake, and believes the team grew stronger because of the positive response.“The best part was that the [defensive] guys came up to me too and said, ‘Cody, you got this, you’re doing great,’” Kessler said. “When you know your guys are behind you like that, it just helps you so much. I blocked it out like it didn’t even happen and played the rest of the game positive and played with a great attitude.”Following the interception, the USC offense went on a 10 play, 75-yard scoring drive that swung the momentum back in its favor. Though the drive was capped by Allen’s second touchdown of the night, Redd was the focal point, with seven rushes for 46 yards and four first downs.“It felt awesome,” Redd said of the drive. “Whenever they call my number, when they need me, I’m ready. Whatever situation, whatever time in the game, I’m ready.”FAST STARTPerhaps the most encouraging thing from Friday’s win was the return of junior wide receiver Marqise Lee. Lee, who injured his knee against ASU, missed two of the past three games, and left the Notre Dame game at halftime. Against OSU, the Trojans leaned on Lee from start, with Kessler and Lee connecting on a 71-yard touchdown pass on USC’s first offensive snap.“It was nice to come out and establish the deep ball,” Kessler said. “That’s what I love about [offensive coordinator Clay] Helton’s playcalling—he loves to take shots.”Lee finished with 105 yards on five catches and one touchdown.DOMINANTEntering Friday’s game, Mannion was generating buzz as a dark horse candidate for the Heisman Trophy. The USC defense, though, was ready for the Beavers’ prolific passing attack and made Mannion uncomfortable all night.“He’s a very good player,” Orgeron said. “I thought we did an overall great game plan of creating an atmosphere that they are not going to throw the deep ball on us. We knew if they didn’t throw the deep ball on us, we had a chance.”Mannion entered the game with only three interceptions on the season, but threw three on Friday and was sacked twice. The USC secondary also held OSU’s star receiver Brandin Cooks to just 88 yards on six catches, his lowest reception total of the season and second-lowest receiving yards total.STREAK BUSTEDWith all the attention given to USC’s three-game losing streak in Corvallis, the team admitted that there was an extra motivation to silence the Reser Stadium crowd that had given the Trojans fits in each of USC’s last three trips.“We heard a lot about coming here and not being successful,” Orgeron said. “Our whole goal was to win the game and see the stands empty. I just wanted them to learn that you can overcome any obstacle. We overcame an obstacle tonight. I thought we put our best game together tonight.”USC players relished the sight of OSU fans heading for the exits early, even more so because Friday served as the team’s first road victory since USC beat Hawai’i in the first game of the season.“When their fans start emptying their stadium, and they’re not in a good mood, you’ve done something right,” Kessler said. “It’s a good feeling when their fans are gone and your fans are still here.”last_img read more

Sumner Court Docket report: Feb. 10, 2016

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — 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.•••••State of Kansas v. David McGinn— Case No: 15 CR 317.Date of birth: 1987. Address: Wichita. Date of alleged crime: June 13, 2014.Charges:Count 1A — Theft, level 9 felony. Count 1B — Theft by possession of property stolen by another. Case description: McGinn is accused on June 13, 2015, of stealing a 2003 Saturn, iPod Nano, and a leopard gym bag from another person living in Wellington. Allegedly, on June 14 about 1 a.m., McGinn drove the stolen vehicle to the Kansas Star Casino and left it there. Allegedly, the Saturn had been stolen and he knew about it. ———State of Kansas v. Frankie Camren — Case No: 15 CR 328.Date of birth: 1975. Address: Leavenworth. Date of alleged crime: August 28, 2014.Charges:Count 1 — Theft, level 7 felony. Case description: Camren is accuse of a theft at the 975 E. 80th St. home in Belle Plaine where he allegedly stole DVD players, Panasonic rechargeable razor, U.S. Triathlon hat, firearms including 12 gauge shotgun, 40 mm Glock handgun, 40 mm Taurus handgun and other property.———State of Kansas v. Michelle Stanley— Case No: 15 CR 346.Date of birth: 1976. Address: Oaklawn, Kans. Date of alleged crime: August 22, 2015.Charges:Count 1 — Disorderly conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Count 2 — Aggravated Assault, Level 7 felony. Case description: Stanley is accused of yelling profanities which accelerated into threats when another person refused to cook her food. She then allegedly grabbed a firearm and chambered a round as she argued about who should cook the food she had brought for dinner.———State of Kansas v. Josh Hiten— Case No: 16 CR 9.Date of birth: 1982. Address: Blackwell, Okla. Date of alleged crime: Dec. 23 – Dec. 26, 2015. Charges:Count 1 — Violating protective order, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Hiten is accused of violating a protective order which prevented him from making any contact with another person. He had pled guilty to domestic battery of his wife and was placed in one year probation which stipulated he would have no contact with wife. Allegedly, he sent several text messages to her without permission. ———State of Kansas v. Brian Keith Love — Case No: 16 CR 15.Date of birth: N/A. Address: WellingtonDate of alleged crime: Jan. 6, 2016Charges:Count 1 — Driving under influence, third offense in lifetime. (Love was convicted of DUI with Wellington Municipal Court, July, 2009; Sumner County District Court, December, 2003). Count 2 — Driving in violation of restricted violence, misdemeanor, Count 3 — Failure to dim lights, traffic infraction. Count 4 — Failure to provide proof in insurance, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Love is accused of  driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol with a blood/breath alcohol concentration of .08 or more. Love allegedly was stopped in a 1990 Oldsmobile passenger car on U.S. 81 without dimming his lights for incoming vehicles. He also allegedly did not conform to the rules of a restricted driver’s license saying he can’t operate a vehicle while consuming alcohol. He also had no insurance. ———State of Kansas v. Kevin Michael Rayburn— Case No: 16 CR 16.Date of birth: 1977. Address: Houston, Texas.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 8, 2016Charges:Count 1 — Identity fraud, level 8 felony. Count 2 — Identity theft, level 8 felony. Count 3 — Forgery, level 8 felony. Case description: Rayburn is accused of presenting a blank check at the Kansas Star Casino with an account of another person. He allegedly told casino authorities he was sharing the account, but it was later learned that the account holder did not know him. He then allegedly wrote a check out for $250 falsely stating he was co-owner of the account.———State of Kansas v. Eric Taton— Case No: 16 CR 17.Date of birth: 1976. Address: Goddard, Kans.Date of alleged crime: Dec. 31, 2015Charges:Count 1 — Defective windshield, traffic infraction. Count 2 — Driving while suspended, Class B misdemeanor. Count 3 — Possession Marijuana, Class A misdemeanor.Count 4 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Eaton is accused of driving a  vehicle with a defective windshield in the Kansas Star Casino parking lot. He also did not have a valid driver’s license and allegedly possessed a small amount of marijuana in a pill container, hypodermic syringes, a glass pipe and two metal spoons in the vehicle. ———State of Kansas v. Eric Bickel— Case No: 16 CR 18.Date of birth: 1971. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 4, 2016Charges:Count 1 — Aggravated indecent liberties with a child, level 4 felony. Case description: Bickel is accused of engaging with a child 15 years of age in a sexual manner.———State of Kansas v. Shawna Scarpelli— Case No: 16 CR 19.Date of birth: 1977. Address: Goddard.Date of alleged crime: Dec. 31, 2015Charges:Count 1 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Scarpelli is accused of possessing a red straw containing methamphetamine, two glass pipes in her coat pocket, a tourniquet, a glass pipe and metal spoons.———State of Kansas v. Christopher Speckhals— Case No: 16 CR 20.Date of birth: 1988. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 11, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Driving while suspended, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Defective mirror, traffic infraction. Count 3 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony. Count 4 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.Case description: Speckhals is accused of driving on U.S. 81 near the Kansas Star Casino while his driver’s license was suspended, not having a mirror on the left side of the vehicle, having a small baggy of methamphetamine in his wallet, and a small red straw and small blue baggie containing meth.———State of Kansas v. Eric Wise— Case No: 16 CR 21.Date of birth: 1977. Address: Hutchinson.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 12, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Fraudulent use of driver’s license, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Interference of law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony.Count 4 — Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 5 — Identity theft, level 8 felony. Case description: Wise is accused of using someone else’s driver’s license to gain entry into the Kansas Star Casino and tried to hide his true identity from the security officer working there. He then allegedly used another false name to hide his true identity because he had an active arrest warrant from Reno County. He also allegedly had a baggy of marijuana in his shaving kit in his motel room and a check to someone else in hopes of receiving benefits for which he was not entitled. ———State of Kansas v. Jason Sobel— Case No: 16 CR 22.Date of birth: 1974. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 12, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Forgery, Level 8 felony. Count 2 — Identity theft, level 8 felony. Count 3 — Making false information, level 8 felony. Count 4 — Theft by deception, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Sobel is accused of using a fictitious name to endorse a $773.12 check in order to obtain merchandise from Orscheln’s in Wellington on an account of another person. He also allegedly had a driver’s license with the same fictitious name. ———State of Kansas v. Bradley Allyn Braun — Case No: 16 CR 23.Date of birth: 1979. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 17, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Interference with law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Making false information, level 8 felony. Case description: Braun is accused of taking Wal-Mart merchandise including two Dyson Vacuums and a Boss car stereo receiver without paying for them. When apprehended, he was accused of not using his true name to the police officer. ———State of Kansas v. Javier Ignacio Nunez-Concha — Case No: 16 CR 25.Date of birth: 1979. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 17, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Criminal trespass, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony. Count 3 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Nunez-Concha is accused of going into the Kansas Star Casino when he had been banned indefinitely for using a false ID on a previous case. He allegedly possessed two small bags of methamphetamine in his pocket and had two glass pipes. ———State of Kansas v. Brian Evans — Case No: 16 CR 26.Date of birth: 1979. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 17, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Failure to wear seatbelt, traffic infraction. Count 2 — Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Evans is accused of not wearing his seatbelt, having two baggies of marijuana in a glass jar under the front passenger seat where he was sitting, and having two marijuana pipes. ———State of Kansas v. Regina Brittain — Case No: 16 CR 27.Date of birth: 1955. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 17, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Interference with law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Count 4 — Possession narcotics, level 5 drug felony. Case description: Brittain is accused of taking Dyson vacuums and a stereo speakers from Wal-Mart by providing Braun (listed above) with transportation. She is also accused of helping Braun misidentify himself to a police officer once apprehended. She also allegedly had three smoking pipes, morphine tablets, oxycontin tablets and hydrocodone capsules in her purse without having a prescription in her name. ———State of Kansas v. Mandy Ferguson — Case No: 16 CR 28.Date of birth: 1989. Address: Geuda Springs.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 24, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Domestic battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Disorderly conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Case description: Ferguson is accused of slapping another individual. She was allegedly upset because her boyfriend had a Facebook contact with another girl and pursued him into another room when he tried to separate himself from the argument. She allegedly used abusive language at him and proceeded to break the lightbulb in a lamp by slamming it against the wall and then repeatedly slapping him. ———State of Kansas v. Corey Jennings — Case No: 16 CR 29.Date of birth: 1974. Address: Geuda Springs.Date of alleged crime: June 7, 2015Charges:Count 1 — Burglary of a dwelling, level 7 felony. Count 2 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Jennings is accused of entering a building at 203 W. Walnut in Geuda Springs and taking a 32-inch Vizio TV.———State of Kansas v. Heather Meridith — Case No: 16 CR 30.Date of birth: 1973. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 31, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Disorderly Conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Count 2 — Criminal damage to property, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Meridith is accused of getting upset, yelling and slamming the front door and causing a disturbance with another person, who locked the door in hopes she would stop slamming it. She is then accused of kicking the door repeatedly putting dents in it. ———State of Kansas v. Kristina Rae Leonard — Case No: 16 CR 32.Date of birth: 1967. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: Nov. 15, 2015.Charges:Count 1 — Forgery, level 8 felony.Count 2 — Conspiracy to commit forgery, level 10 felony. Case description: Leonard is accused with defrauding a landlord by altering the name on a lease by using a different name not her own. She then allegedly presented the altered lease to the Wellington City Electric Department to obtain electric service knowing she could not use her own name due to a prior unpaid bill. She allegedly agreed with another person, Justin Altis, to commit the crime of forgery by whiting out her signature on the lease and Altis signed the lease as if he were the renter for Leonard when presenting the altered lease to the city to obtain electric service. ———State of Kansas v. Jesse Henderson — Case No: 16 CR 33.Date of birth: 1953. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: Dec. 12, 2015.Charges:Count 1 — Criminal damage to property, level 9 felony. Count 2 — Aggravated battery, level 7 felony. Count 3 — Assault, Class C misdemeanor. Case description: Henderson is accused of striking another person’s truck several times with his cane causing dents and breaking the window trim doing damage of about $2,075.  He then allegedly hit the same person with the cane. Later, he approached the same person again and took another swing at him.———State of Kansas v. Bobbi Santana — Case No: 16 CR 35.Date of birth: 1984. Address: Currently in Sedgwick County Jail. Date of alleged crime: Jan. 26, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Theft, level 9 felony. Count 2 — Conspiracy to commit felony theft, level 10 felony. Case description: Santana is accused of taking a 2008 Chevy HHR vehicle and softball equipment intent of depriving the owner permanently of the possession valued at least $1,000 but less than $25,000. Santana, along with another person, allegedly entered the vehicle parked at the house in Wellington and drove it to Wichita. She was arrested in Sedgwick County while the vehicle was still in her possession. ———State of Kansas v. Zechariah Levi Voshell — Case No: 16 CR 37.Date of birth: 1989. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: August 12-14, 2012Charges:Count 1 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Burglary of vehicle, level 9 felony. Count 3 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 4 — Burglary of vehicle, level 9 felony.Count 5 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Voshell is accused of taking a 20-inch green Next Brand bike at the 1102 W. Harvey St. in Wellington. Then on Aug. 14, he allegedly took a vehicle and an ipod at 503 Morningside in Wellington. Sometime between Aug. 3 and Aug. 16, 2012 he allegedly took a lighter inside a black Ford Escape parked at 903 E. Mill St. in Wellington.———State of Kansas v. Kevin Kollmorgen — Case No: 16 CR 38.Date of birth: 1991. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: February 7, 2016Charges:Count 1 — Domestic Battery, Class B misdemeanor.Count 2 — Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 3 — Battery, Class B misdemeanor.Case description: Kollmorgen is accused while being intoxicated, angrily pushing and punching a woman who was trying to help him up after he fell out of his chair. Allegedly, shortly thereafter he angrily hit her with an alarm clock as she was escorting him to the bedroom. He then allegedly angrily pushed and punched a 16-year-old girl, who was also helping him to the bedroom. Then when his grandfather tried to calm the situation he allegedly angrily pushed him to the floor.———State of Kansas v. Marc Wynn — Case No: 16 CR 39.Date of birth: 1973. Address: Geuda Springs.Date of alleged crime: January 29, 2016Charges:Count 1 — Domestic Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Assault, Class C misdemeanor. Case description: Wynn is accused of angrily grabbing a woman and forcefully placing her on the bed as he was yelling at her. She was allegedly coming off of back surgery and was afraid when Wynn forcefully pushed her that she would re-injure her back.last_img read more

Opinion: Atlantic Highlands Waterfront Property Battle Continues

first_imgNeighbors for Waterfront Preservation will appeal thissubdivision approval and in so doing, hopes set an important precedent forfuture developments.  As a community, wehave a choice.  Will we allow newdevelopments in flood zones, thereby endangering existing residents in theneighborhood?  Or, will we preserve theseareas for open space, public access, and a buffer for rising seas? Some members of the planning board felt otherwise, however: twomembers voted no and one abstained. Unfortunately, approval required only asimple majority, and now the developer has cleared his first hurdle.  This decision undermines efforts by thecommunity to preserve some or all of this property as open space, especially onthe waterfront, and it risks contributing to over-development on the JerseyShore. Now the fate of this unique property will be decided by the NJ DEP, thecourts, and, potentially, the Borough Council.  The Two River Times recently reported the Atlantic Highlands Planning Board approved a large subdivision plan for luxury waterfront homes on the 7-acre waterfront McConnell Property.  The developer, Steven Denholtz, and his attorney John Giunco, argued that the development was “variance and waiver free,” and that the hands of the Planning Board were tied, making approval fait accompli.  But apparently the developer has a shorter memory than therest of us. Mr. Denholtz’s professionals said that this waiver did not apply tohis application because the waterfront was already “developed.”  While it is true that the property onceserved as an oil transfer station with minimal infrastructure built toaccommodate the now defunct business, it was never subdivided or “developed”for residential use as the zone requires. The Borough Council’s obvious intent was to prevent new development inflood-prone areas, not to stop existing homeowners from rebuilding their flood-damaged homes. This stretch of waterfront has been abandoned for decades, andthe sea is taking back the old wooden bulkhead. Clearly, the developer should have requested a waiver to subdivide andbuild homes on this site.  The Boroughengineer neglected to address this issue in his original review letter, but inthe end sided with Denholtz, setting the stage for this potentially disastrous decision.  Local residents have numerous concerns about this project, including:the toxic legacy of the property; the failure of the developer and the planningboard to provide public access; the disregard for the historical significanceof the site; and the exclusion of the objector’s legal counsel in the planningprocess. One of the most substantial and immediate questions posed by thisdecision is: should new developments be allowed in flood zones?center_img This letter was first published in the Commentary section of the May 23-29, 2019 print edition of The Two River Times. Contributed by Benson Chiles, Neighbors for Waterfront Preservation A year after Super Storm Sandy when the borough sufferedmillions of dollars in damage to homes and property, the Atlantic HighlandsBorough Council updated its zoning ordinance design standards to require thatall new subdivision plans preserve all areas in the flood zone as openspace.  This action was a logical andmeaningful response to a devastating storm that no one in the Two River area issoon to forget.  last_img read more

Farewell, Cannibal Dino

first_imgWhoops, We Were Wrong Dept.:  Fossils of Coelophysis found in 1947 included members of the same species in the stomach, so they were cannibals, right?  Not so fast, corrects an article in BBC News.  The food now looks more like filet of crocodile.  After re-examining the evidence, researchers from Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History are more cautious: “It’s not completely outrageous to say these guys were cannibals, it’s just the evidence to say that they were, is no longer there now.”  Sterling Nesbitt reminded, “Ideas need testing.”  The bite marks on the bones, also interpreted as cannibalism, could have been from scavenging.    Meanwhile, an animatronic version of Coelophysis complete with dinosaur in mouth continues to impress children in London’s Natural History Museum.  “Mr. Nesbitt believes his team’s findings put a big question mark against the popular image of Coelophysis,” the article comments.  “— all the books, TV programmes and museum displays may have to change their content.”  A caption in the article notes that Coelophysis is not the first dinosaur to undergo reassessment.  Some paleontologists believe T. rex may have been a scavenger, not the fearsome predator depicted in the movies.    Incidental to the article is a tidbit some may find astonishing: hundreds of specimens were found buried together in north-central New Mexico back in 1947.  “A whole group of animals had died en masse in some catastrophe.” Yes, ideas need testing.  Sad to say, nobody appears to have tested this initial interpretation for 60 years.  That’s two generations of dino-loving children being told a story without evidence to support it.  That’s also two generations of scientists focusing more on the diet of Coelophysis than on the amazing fact that whole populations of these creatures died together in “some catastrophe.”  Some catastrophe, indeed.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio Crop Tour I-75 Leg Day One Video Recap

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The western leg of the 2017 Ohio Crop Tour had a busy first day. The crew recaps the variability across the I-75 tour on Wednesday.last_img

Mind Zones

first_imgThe idea is interesting: an online talent scout. Mindzones.com are offering a total of Rs 3 crore in prizes and scholarships to nurture talent in sports, art, music and creative writing. You can write poems or limericks, design logos or make paintings, do online tests and get certification for your,The idea is interesting: an online talent scout. Mindzones.com are offering a total of Rs 3 crore in prizes and scholarships to nurture talent in sports, art, music and creative writing. You can write poems or limericks, design logos or make paintings, do online tests and get certification for your intelligence levels.This brainchild of Delhi psychiatrist Dr Sanjay Chugh and investment banker Neeraj Batra will also host the “National Genius Search Contest” twice a year and award scholarships of Rs 2 lakh each to the winners.last_img read more

Indian women humiliated 0-10 by Thailand in Asian Games football

first_imgIt was India’s second consecutive defeat after an identical 0-10 drubbing by South Korea earlierIndian women’s team was today taught a football lesson by Thailand in a 0-10 result in their third Group A match at the Asian Games here today.The much superior Thailand women led 8-0 at the interval.India though have qualified for the quarterfinals after they mauled Maldives 15-0 in their campaign opener on September 14.Today’s thrashing at the hands of Thailand was the second consecutive defeat for the Indians after an identical 0-10 drubbing by South Korea in their second group match on September 17.Four goals each from captain Sung Ngoen Kanjana and midfielder Boothduang Wilaiporn and one each from substitutes Sornsai Pitasamai and Seesraum Naphat sealed the issue for Thailand in a one-sided encounter.Such was Thailand’s domination that they surged into a 2-0 lead within eight minutes of the match and breezed to a 6-0 lead by the half hour mark.India felt the absence of regular captain Bembem Devi, suspended for the game for a double booking against South Korea, in the midfield as their fleet-footed counterparts got behind the back four more often than not.Stand-in captain Romi Devi and her defensive partners did try to shut it down but in vain.However, the Indian women looked much better in the second half after conceding one goal early on. Striker Bala Devi headed Kamala Devi’s cross from the inside the box in the 78th minute but it went wide. That was the closest India came for goal.advertisementKamala picked out Bala once again with the match nearing final whistle but the tall Manipuri was closed down well by two defenders.Goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan saved twice in split seconds to deny Naphat from the penalty spot but the substitute striker drilled low past the Indian keeper in her third attempt to close the match on 10-0.last_img read more

Cervical spondylosis

first_imgDefinitionCervical spondylosis is a disorder in which there is abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones of the neck (cervical vertebrae). It is a common cause of chronic neck pain.Alternative NamesCervical osteoarthritis; Arthritis – neck; Neck arthritis; Chronic neck painCausesCervical spondylosis is caused by chronic wear on the cervical spine. This includes the disks or cushions between the neck vertebrae and the joints between the bones of the cervical spine. There may be abnormal growths or spurs on the bones of the spine (vertebrae).Over time these changes can press down on (compress) one or more of the nerve roots. In advanced cases, the spinal cord becomes involved. This can affect not just the arms, but the legs as well.Everyday wear and tear may start these changes. People who are very active at work or in sports may be more likely to have them.The major risk factor is aging. By age 60, mostpersons show signs of cervical spondylosis on x-ray. Other factors that can make a person more likely to develop spondylosis are:Being overweight and not exercisingHaving a job that requires heavy lifting or a lot of bending and twistingPast neck injury (often several years before)Past spine surgeryRuptured or slipped diskSevere arthritisSmall fractures to the spine from osteoporosisSymptomsSymptoms often develop slowly over time. But they may start or get worse suddenly. The pain may be mild, or it can be deep and so severe that you are unable to move.You may feel the pain over the shoulder blade. Or it may spread to the upper arm, forearm, or fingers (in rare cases).advertisementThe pain may get worse:After standing or sittingAt nightWhen you sneeze, cough, or laughWhen you bend the neck backwards or walk more than a few yardsYou may also have weakness in certain muscles. Sometimes, you may not notice it until your doctor examines you. In other cases, you will notice that you have a hard time lifting your arm, squeezing tightly with one of your hands, or other problems.Other common symptoms are:Neck stiffness that gets worse over timeNumbness or abnormal sensations in the shoulders, arms, or legs (in rare cases)Headaches, especially in the back of the headLess common symptoms are:Loss of balanceLoss of control over the bladder or bowels (if there is pressure on the spinal cord)Exams and TestsA physical exam may show that you have trouble moving your head toward your shoulder and rotating your head.Your health care provider may ask you to bend your head forward and to eachside while putting slight downward pressure on the top of your head. Increased pain or numbness during this test is usually a sign that there is pressure on a nerve in your spine.Weakness or loss of feeling can be signs of damage to certain nerve roots or to the spinal cord.A spine or neck x-ray may be done to look for arthritis or other changes in your spine.MRI of the neck is done when you have:Severe neck or arm pain that does not get better with treatmentWeakness or numbness in your arms or handsEMG and nerve conduction velocity test may be done to examine nerve root function.TreatmentYour doctor and other health professionals can help you manage your painso thatyou can stay active.Your doctor may refer you for physical therapy. The physical therapist will help you reduce your pain using stretches. The therapist willteach you exercises that make your neck muscles stronger.The therapist can also use neck traction to relieve some of the pressure in your neck.You may also see a massage therapist, someone who performs acupuncture, or someone who does spinal manipulation (a chiropractor, osteopathic doctor, or physical therapist). Sometimes a few visits will help with neck pain.Cold packs and heat therapy may help your pain during flare-ups.A type of talk therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy may be helpful if the pain is having a serious impact on your life. This technique helps you better understand your pain and teaches you how to manage it.Medicines can help yourneckpain. Your doctor may prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) for long-term pain control. Narcotics may be prescribed if the pain is severe and does not respond to NSAIDs.If the pain does not respond to these treatments, or you have a loss of movement or feeling, surgery is considered. Surgery is done to relieve the pressure on the nerves or spinal cord.advertisementOutlook (Prognosis)Most patients with cervical spondylosis have some long-term symptoms. These symptoms improve with non-surgical treatment and do not need surgery.Many people with this problem are able to maintain active lives. Some patients will have to live with chronic pain.Possible ComplicationsInability to hold in feces (fecal incontinence) or urine (urinary incontinence)Loss of muscle function or feelingPermanent disability (occasionally)Poor balanceWhen to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if:The condition becomes worseThere are signs of complicationsYou develop new symptoms (such as loss of movement or feeling in an area of the body)You lose control of your bladder or bowels (call right away)ReferencesRosenbaum RB, Kula RW. Disorders of bones, joints, ligaments, and meninges. In: Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jankovic J, eds. Bradley’s Neurology in Clinical Practice. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Saunders; 2012:chap 73.Cohen I, Jouve C. Cervical radiculopathy. In: Frontera WR, Silver JK, Rizzo TD Jr, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Saunders; 2008:chap 4.Takagi I, Eliyas K, Stadlan N. Cervical spondylosis: an update on pathophysiology, clinical manifestation, and management strategies. Dis Mon. 2011;57:583-591Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more