A new day for Shawnee Mission schools as voters sweep out incumbents, vote in newcomers calling for transparency

first_imgLaura Guy’s defeat of 20 year incumbent Craig Denny means there will be a new president of the Shawnee Mission Board of Education. She watched the final election results come in Tuesday night with members of the group Education First Shawnee Mission in downtown Overland Park.Shawnee Mission patrons headed to the polls Tuesday and delivered a crystal clear message to the district’s central office: It’s time for a big change.Register to continuelast_img

Lotto and Co banking on top spot

first_imgSHIFAAN RYKLIEF A former Peak View High School pupil, Kyle “Lotto “used his experience gained at the SA national championships to help his side surge to third spot on the men’s Grand Challenge logHe was part of the men’s Peninsula hockey side that won gold at the national championships, in Johannesburg, last month.Coming off the bench in their match against Pinelands, Lotto, from Bridgetown, assisted in his side’s third goal, which took them to a comfortable 5-0 lead at half-time.The attacking player was closely marked by the Pinelands defence, which meant his teammates up front had more breathing room. Central eventually hammered Pinelands 7-0 and are on a four match winning run.Recently promoted to the Cape Cobras cricket squad, Zubayr Hamza, 20, showed his skills with the stick in hand and scored a hat-trick. Raaghib Fredericks scored two goals; Michael Mulder and Mickael Mannel rounded the game off with one goal a piece.“The game went well and we really starting to gel well as a team. “We had a difficult start to the season, and our first victory was a 3-2 win against Pinelands during the first round of games,” said Lotto.“We are getting more confident with each game, and every player is evolving in their respective roles. “The team’s overall performance was good, but I feel that I wasn’t at my best on the day. I prefer to start from the bench because it gives me the chance to analyse the game and the players we are up against. I’ve been playing this way in our last three matches, and it’s been working for me,” he said.Western Province Cricket Club (WPCC) lead the pack and are at the top of the table, with Maties in second position. Lotto said the team had been competitive, despite it being their first season back in the top flight – they were relegated to the Reserve League in 2014.“WPCC have been our toughest opponents so far. I remember we played a good first half against them, but they stepped up a gear and beat us 7-2, in the first round of fixtures. “We play them again in our next league match and will look for a turnaround result.“Last week, we beat Maties 3-1. Prior to that, we beat Langa 4-1 and Vics 4-3.“Last year, we were unbeaten in the Reserve League which won us promotion back to the Grand Challenge. We’ve always been in the top league and just had a bad season in 2014,” he said.Lotto said he was introduced to hockey while at Cypress Primary School, and that one of his teachers suggested he join Central – where he’s been ever since.He’s won various individual awards at the club, donned the South African national colours as a junior, and won the SA national championships with the men’s senior team.“I tried playing other sports but it wasn’t for me. I always enjoyed hockey but took a break from provincial duty, and this was my first time back playing for the WP in three years,” said Lotto.“It was great playing at that level again and the tournament wasn’t an easy one. And, I scored in the 4-1 win against KZN in the final. “The first time I won gold at nationals was in 2007, when I played in the senior team, in East London. “I received my first national call-up for the under-16 team, and was also part of the under-17 and 18 squad. “Being part of the national under-18 team is one that stands out for me because we played qualifiers for the junior world cup, in Egypt. “We qualified, but I couldn’t play at the world cup because it was my last year under-18,” he said.last_img read more

NFL VP of Officiating Still Maintains Correct Call Was Made on Duke Johnson Fumble Sunday

first_img Related TopicsBrownsDean BlandinoDuke Johnson JrRedskins The NFL continues to do damage control over the obvious missed call from Sunday’s Browns 31-20 loss to the Redskins in which the team lost a fumble when it appeared to everyone it should have been their ball.Everyone knows about the call – Duke Johnson fumbled the football when the Browns were in position to build on a 20-17 lead, and right away the officials ruled the ball belonged to the Redskins – literally seconds after the ball hit the ground.This all took place despite Johnson coming out of the pile holding the ball in his hand.Two days later the call is still being talked about, and tonight NFL Vice president of officiating Dean Blandino chatted about the missed call on NFL Network. Here’s what Pro Football Talk wrote about the botch. NFL Vice president of officiating Dean Blandino discussed it Tuesday night on NFL Network and said that officials “had already ruled possession” by the time Johnson came out of the pile with the ball and that “no clear evidence” from several replay angles showed that Johnson or another Browns player had recovered the ball.Though Blandino admitted that there’s “no question it’s a bad visual” to see Johnson holding the ball while officials pointed in the Redskins’ direction, he said he didn’t believe the call came too quickly.“It’s quick but we want our officials if they have clear evidence we want to rule immediately,” Blandino said. “We don’t want an extended scrum. It’s a player safety issue.” Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.center_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

Commission finalizes budget and tax rate, says ‘no’ to old caboose

first_imgJACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell County Commission on Monday finalized its vote on the tax rate and county budget for 2019-20, adopting the state’s certified tax rate of $2.0659 following a reappraisal that showed the new rate will generate the same revenue as the previous year.In a series of budget & finance meetings in June, commissioners had at first voted to leave the rate at $2.25 for each $100 of property value, resulting in a tax increase. After hearing complaints from the public, the commission later reversed itself and lowered the rate.Scott Kitts made the motion at the Monday regular meeting to set the rate, with all fifteen commissioners voting in favor. The commission then voted unanimously to approve a motion by Johnny Bruce to approve the county budget at $87,485,833.Of that amount, the bulk goes to education with $47,456,173 appropriated for the general purpose school fund, another $5,073,916 for the school federal projects fund and $4,218,233 for the general cafeteria fund.Other appropriations include $16,981,840 for the county general fund, $2,369,408 for sanitation/solid waste, $3,282,946 for the ambulance fund and $5,659,808 in the highway/public works fund.The general capital projects fund totals $1,079,916 after $1.4 million was taken out to offset the loss from correcting the earlier 2.25 tax rate. Another $708,234 was appropriated for other capital projects, mainly in the public safety category. The budget also contained $4,624,211 to service the county debt, most of that for education projects.The commissioners paused for a minute of silence at the meeting’s outset in memory of longtime commissioner Roy Mack Pierce before dealing with mostly routine business after voting on the budget resolutions.Commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Cade Sexton to the Industrial Development Board to replace Glenn Massengill and voted unanimously to approve a grant application for the Campbell County Airport that will add over nine acres to the property for future expansion.The purchase of the land will only cost the county around $5,500 as 95 % of the cost will be covered by state grants if it is approved. “We don’t have vacancies,” airport manager Bert Loupe said, explaining why the airport needs the extra space for future hanger construction.Ralph Davis brought up three items passed last week by the building & grounds committee, including a motion to have the former Board of Education building on Main Street assessed as a possible storage depot for county records. The old building has some structural issues, but if it can be renovated for use as storage, it will save the county around $10,000 a year that is currently paid out in rent to store old records that cannot by law be destroyed.Davis also made a motion to erect billboards on I-75 at the northern and southern boundaries of the county and another on Highway 63 at the Claiborne County line. The billboards would promote tourism by publicizing the many activities available in the county.A third motion by Davis established all but one of the parking spaces along the northern side of the courthouse for handicapped parking and veterans. Eighteen spaces currently line that side of the courthouse and Davis suggested reserving twelve for handicapped parking, another six reserved for veterans and one for maintenance vehicles.All three motions from the building & grounds committee were approved unanimously, but commissioners finally did find one bone of contention when Dewayne Baird brought up a suggestion that the county take possession of the old railroad caboose that formerly housed West End Auto Sales on LaFollette’s Central Avenue.Baird explained that CSX Railroad owns the land where the caboose is located and wants it removed. The City of LaFollette showed no interest as estimates for the cost to move it ranged from $2,500 to $10,000. Baird suggested that the old rail car could be moved to the county’s White Bridge park for use as a concession stand.Carl Douglas stated that he would vote “no,” as he considered it to be a waste of money. Apparently most other commissioners agreed, as a motion by Baird to take possession of the old rail car failed 9-6.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/16/2019-11:30AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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