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ASHLAND — Dogs and their owners will now have a place to socialize in Ashland with the opening of a new park in the town. The half-acre parcel was dedicated the Louie Bellavia Dog Park, named after a 10-year-old Labradoodle owned by Leonard and Susan Bellavia. The park will feature separate sections for big dogs and little dogs. Water and doggie waste stations will be available, Ashland Park and Recreation Committee volunteer Helen Crisalli said. The entire

area is enclosed. “We have a little box of toys — everybody’s contributing a little frisbee,” Crisalli said. The park was completed this summer and Crisalli plans to speak with Windham Mountain representatives so they can inform guests about the park. The buzz surrounding the park is high because there is nothing else like it in the area. “It’s funny how so many people are excited about it,” Crisalli said. A brass plaque bearing Louie’s name and picture will be mounted on a rock at the park, Crisalli said.

The dog park is part of a larger Ashland development project, which includes a walking path, playground and ice rink. Expansions are in the works for accommodation of new benches and the ice rink. “We want to get lights for the ice rink and dog park and put them on timers,” Crisalli said. “We want to expand the playground and add more sand to it.” Residents are interested in donating money for benches, grills and picnic tables, and good-sized crowds are visiting the park, Crisalli said.


Louie Bellavia, a 10-year-old Labradoodle. The new Ashland dog park will bear the lovable canine’s name.


Child advocate’s work leads to hope


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Gary Greenberg, of New Baltimore, who has advocated for the Child Victims Act for almost two and a half years at a rally for the bill in New York City this year.

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NEW BALTIMORE — An advocate for legislation that would remove the statute of limitations for sex crimes committed against children is hopeful that

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the recent shift in control of the state Senate will lead to passage of the crucial bill after two years of waiting for action. For many Democrats, the mid-term election was a major victory, shifter the balance of

power in the House of Representatives and state Senate to members of their party. For Gary Greenberg, a New Baltimore native and a survivor of child sexual assault, the midterms were a victory for a differ-

that would remove the statute of limitations of crimes such as child sexual assault, abuse and harassment. “The obstruction of the Child See HOPE A2

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ent reason. Democrats winning the majority of seats in the state Senate is the first major triumph Greenberg has seen in his two-and-ahalf years fighting for passage of the Child Victims Act, legislation

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Protesters gathered at the corner of Hudson Street and Route 9 on Thursday to protest Attorney General Jeff Sessions resignation at President Donald Trump’s request.

KINDERHOOK — Protesters lined the end of Hudson Street on Thursday night in solidarity with tens of thousands of others across the country in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ forced resignation at President Donald Trump’s request. Those gathered in cities and towns from Boston to Houston to Seattle said Trump “crossed a red line” when he picked Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general after asking and receiving Sessions’s resignation Wednesday. Matthew Whitaker, a political loyalist, had criticized the special counsel’s probe into possible collusion between Russia and Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. It was lights out at Rep. John Faso’s, R-19, office in Kinderhook on Thursday evening as protesters stood nearby, hoot-

ing and cheering to honks from passing cars on Route 9. Some held signs that read, “No one is above the law” and “Obstruction of Justice Equal Impeachment.” More than 30 people showed up to protest. “In one word, we are petrified about what is happening to our country,” Chatham resident Debbie Pollack said. “That fear is driving us to be here.” Sessions, who took office Feb. 9, 2017, resigned Wednesday. Within hours of his resignation, the White House announced Whitaker, a Department of Justice official, will serve as acting attorney general and be put in charge the ongoing Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. New evidence emerged Thursday that Whitaker has already decided the answer to See PROTEST A2



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Victims Act coming to the floor for a vote went with the Republicans,” Greenberg said Thursday. “I am sure now it will pass unanimously without problems.” Republicans controlled the Senate with support from a breakaway group of Democrats called the Independent Democratic Conference, and Senate President John Flanagan, R-2, had the power to decide which bills made it to the floor for a vote. That power shifted when Democrats won a majority of seats in the Senate on Tuesday, which will mean business in Albany will be conducted somewhat differently. Multiple versions of the Child Victims Act have been proposed over the years. The Assembly passed a version of the Child Victims Act two years in a row that would have counted down the statute of limitations in criminal sex abuse cases beginning when the survivor turns 23 years old. The bill would also extend the statute of limitations in civil cases to when the survivor turns 50, with a oneyear period for past victims of abuse to file a civil suit against involved organizations. A version of the Child Victims Act sponsored by state Sen. Catherine Young, R-57, was gathering momentum in the last weeks of this year’s legislative session with support from a number of Republican senators, but died in the Rules Committee, just before reaching the floor for a vote.

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Pictured from left: state Sen.-elect John Brooks, D-8; Gary Greenberg, advocate for the Child Victims Act; state Sen.-elect Anna Kaplan, D-7; and Sen.-elect James Gaughran, D-5.

Young’s bill would eliminate the statute of limitations as well as create a public fund to compensate victims, on the chance that those responsible for the abuse are considered unable to make restitution, or have no ties to an organization, and civil lawyers refuse to take on the cases. Greenberg argued in the past that more than 80 percent of cases fall into this category. The failure of the state Senate to bring the bill to the floor for an up-or-down vote this year was the last indication for Greenberg that as long as leadership remained the same in the Senate, the Child Victims Act would not pass. So he pushed for a change through the election process.

“We made robo calls, sent texts, held rallies all over the state and made digital advertisements,” Greenberg said. “Wherever we went we got a good deal of support.” Greenberg and his Fighting for Children Political Action Committee endorsed and supported 23 candidates in this year’s state legislative races, all Democrats, including Pat Strong of Kingston, who ran against Sen. George Amedore Jr., R-46, and Aaron Gladd, of Brunswick, who ran for the 43rd Senate District. Of the candidates Greenberg supported, nine won their races: Monica Martinez in the 3rd Senate District, James Gaughran

mation prospects should President Donald Trump nominate him as attorney general. With no sign that Whitaker will recuse himself from overseeing the investigation, his evident hostility toward Mueller’s inquiry heightened fears among Democrats that he might try to sabotage it. At an appeals court hearing Thursday, a member of Mueller’s team emphasized that the acting attorney general directly oversees their work. “He is aware of what we are doing. He can ask questions,” Michael R. Dreeben, one of the lawyers working for Mueller, said of Whitaker. “It is not the case that the special counsel is off in a free-floating environment.” House Democrats have said they would vigorously protect Mueller’s investigation — or even try to continue a version of it after they take power in January if the Justice Department shuts it down. As acting attorney general, Whitaker will have the power to decide whether to subpoena the president, oversee criminal charges of individuals and determine the direction of the Russia investigation. “He [Trump] is trying basically to have a coup against the justice system,” said protester Mark Ratner, of Maryland, who was visiting friends in Columbia County. “This is pure obstruction of justice. Why shouldn’t Rod Rosenstein, who is the deputy attorney general, succeed

the attorney general, who is now gone? It makes no sense.” State Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood — part of a coalition of 18 attorneys general across the nation — called for the recusal of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker after his public comments criticizing Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. In a letter released Thursday, Underwood said Whitaker’s comments were widely circulated in print, on television and through social media. Whitaker also suggested cutting the counsel’s budget or limiting his authority to follow lines of inquiry, according to the letter. “It’s vital that the special counsel’s investigation move forward free from any appearance of interference or bias,” Underwood said in a statement. “As such, Acting Attorney General Whitaker has a clear responsibility to recuse himself from any role in the investigation — in order to ensure that the public can trust the integrity of the investigation and to protect DOJ’s fundamental independence.” Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the special counsel’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people close to him, who added they do not believe he would approve any subpoena of Trump as part of the investigation. “This is very discouraging,”

forward to seeing the plaque bearing their dog’s name and picture. Louie loves coming up to the country. “All we have to do is say, ‘Ashland,’ and his tail starts wagging and he runs to the car,” Bellavia said. “He’s getting ready for his big day.” To reach reporter Daniel Zuckerman email or follow him on Twitter @ DZuckerman_CGM.

in the 5th, Kevin Thomas in the 6th, Anna Kaplan in the 7th, John Brooks in the 8th, Andrew Gounardes in the 22nd, James Skoufis in the 39th, Peter Harkham in the 40th and Jen Metzger in the 42nd. Greenberg also spent about $50,000 in this election cycle. Now with Democratic control in Albany, Greenberg said talks between all the leaders could lead to changes to the proposed bills. “Past and future victims will be able to get justice now, when they are ready,” Greenberg said. “Republicans should come out and support and vote for the Child Victims Act because it is the right thing to do.” State Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-59, introduced his own version of the bill, the Child Victims Protection and Accountability Act, Thursday, that would eliminate the statute of limitations, extend the age limit for filing a civil case to 50, and would require the clergy to report sexual assaults. “I am on the side of the victims in this,” said state Sen.elect Daphne Jordan. “I will definitely support some version of the bill.” The one-year look-back provision of the Assembly’s version of the bill is a sticking point for many Republican senators. Some believe it would bankrupt organizations such as the Catholic Church. Gallivan’s bill does not include the one-year look back window. “Some people are talking about limiting the amount of the liability for organizations,” Jordan said. “Young’s bill is another version to look at. We will have to see what comes to the floor.”

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the park will look beautiful once it is complete. The well-traveled Bellavia has seen the most gorgeous places in the world including the indisputably beautiful Amalfi Coast, a 50-mile stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula. “It’s one of the most beautiful spots in the world and I’ve been all around the world,” Bellavia said. “I think it’s prettier than the Amalfi Coast.” Bellavia is getting Louie ready for the dedication ceremony and he and his wife are looking

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Residents seem to be more comfortable making donations to the committee because it’s a nonprofit organization. Leonard Bellavia has been coming to Ashland since the early 1960s. He is active in fundraising efforts in the community, a reason he donated $5,000 last year to help make the park a reality.

“I thought it was a great opportunity to help the community to have a central meeting place for the residents and their pets,” Bellavia said. “I think it will serve a lot of purposes.” The park will allow residents to walk their dogs without risking walks on roads and highways and allow pet owners to meet and greet one another, Bellavia said. “I think it’s a great idea for people to see one another,” he said. “I’m glad we can do it.” Ashland holds a special place in Bellavia’s heart, he said, and

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the central question of Mueller’s investigation. In an interview last year, first reported by The Daily Beast, Whitaker flatly pronounced, “The truth is, there was no collusion with the Russians and the Trump campaign.” That has some Democrats and progressives worried. Whitaker is expected to take the reins of the probe from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Whitaker also recently served on the advisory board of a Florida company that a federal judge shut down last year and fined nearly $26 million after the government accused it of scamming customers. The company, World Patent Marketing, “bilked thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars” by promising inventors lucrative patent agreements, according to a complaint filed in Florida by the Federal Trade Commission. Court documents show that when frustrated consumers tried to get their money back, Scott Cooper, the company’s president and founder, used Whitaker to threaten them as a former federal prosecutor. Cooper’s company paid Whitaker nearly $10,000 before it closed. Whitaker’s role in the company would complicate his confir-

said Alan Pollack, of Chatham. “The people in power doing what they are doing and the checks and balances are not working at all. We can’t sit back and watch it happen.” The coordinated protests across the country were spearheaded by progressive organizations, including Democracy Now, Indivisible Now, MoveOn. org and March for Truth. No counter protesters showed up in Kinderhook as of 5:30 p.m. Thursday “There are hundreds of protests across the country,” Ratner said. “You have to stand up and speak your mind. You can’t go quietly. You have to resist.” COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA he Register-Star/he Daily Mail are publishedTuesday through Saturday mornings by Columbia-Greene Media (USPS 253620), One Hudson City Centre, Suite 202, Hudson, NY 12534, a subsidiary of Johnson Newspaper Corp. Periodicals postage paid at Hudson, N.Y., and additional mailing oices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to he Register-Star, One Hudson City Centre, Suite 202, Hudson, NY 12534. TO SUBSCRIBE To order a subscription, call our circulation department at (800) 724-1012 or logon to SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Digital Pass is included with print subscription Daily (Newsstand) $1.50 Saturday (Newsstand) $2.50 Carrier Delivery (3 Months) $71.50 Carrier Delivery (6 Months) $143.00 Carrier Delivery (1 Year) $286.00 EZ Pay Rates: 3 months $65.00 6 months $130.00 1 year $260.00 DIGITAL PASS ONLY RATES: Includes full access to and the e-edition. 3 Months $30.00 6 Months $60.00 1 Year $120.00 Home Delivery & Billing Inquireries Call (800) 724-1012 and reach us, live reps are available Mon.-Fri. 6 a,m - 5 p.m., Sat. 6 a.m. - noon Sun. 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


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CALENDAR Monday, Nov. 12 n Ashland Town Hall closed for Veteran’s Day n Athens Town Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Athens Village Clerk’s Office closed for Veteran’s Day n Catskill Town Offices closed for Veterans Day n Coeymans Town Hall closed for Veteran’s Day n Coxsackie Town offices closed for Veteran’s Day n Coxsackie Village Offices closed for Veteran’s Day n Greene County Office Building closed for Veteran’s Day

Tuesday, Nov. 13 n Catskill Town Planning Board 7 p.m.

at Town Hall, 439 Main St., Catskill n Coxsackie Town Board meeting and public hearing at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 16 Reed St., Coxsackie n Coxsackie Village Historic Preservation Committee 6 p.m. at Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie n Coxsackie Village Board 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie n D.R. Evarts Library board of trustees 7 p.m. at the library, 80 Second St., Athens n Greene County Legislature county services and public works 6 p.m. at the Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Catskill n Lexington Town Planning Board 6 p.m. at the Town Hall, 3542 Route 42, Lexington

Wednesday, Nov. 14 n Athens Village Board 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Catskill Central School District BOE 7 p.m. in the CHS Library, 341 West Main St., Catskill n Catskill Village Board 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, Academy Street, Catskill n Catskill Zoning Board 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 439 Main St., Catskill n Coeymans Conservation Advisory Council 6 p.m. Coeymans Town Hall, 18 Russell Ave., Ravena n Jewett Town Board 7 p.m. at the Jewett Municipal Building, 3547 County Route 23C, Jewett

Thursday, Nov. 15 n Coxsackie Village Planning Board

7 p.m. at Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie n Greene County Legislature finance audit 4 p.m. at the Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Catskill

Monday, Nov. 19 n Athens Town Board 6:45 p.m. at the Town Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Greene County Legislature special public works; economic development and tourism; Gov. Ops,; finance and rep. and dem. caucus 6 p.m. at the Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Catskill n Greenville Central School District BOE 6:30 p.m. in the MS/HS Library, 4976 SR 81, Greenville n Greenville Town Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 11159 Route 32, Pioneer Building, Greenville

Fortnightly Club unveils 1st Jefferson Heights playground By Sarah Trafton Columbia-Greene Media

CATSKILL — The Fortnightly Club of Catskill unveiled a new playground beside Ricky Cramer Memorial Field on Monday. The park, funded by the club’s Rip Van Winkle Wine, Brew &Beverage Festival, is equipped with slides, climbing sections and monkey bars and will serve children ages 5-12. “This is the first time we’ve erected a brand new park,” said Teri Weiss, chairwoman of the Fortnightly Club’s Rip Van Winkle Wine, Brew & Beverage Festival. The club previously upgraded the equipment at Elliot Park eight years ago and at Dutchmen’s Landing three years ago, Weiss said. “This will be the first play-

ground in Jefferson Heights that I know of,” she said. “It will be a great opportunity for local children.” “There is a baseball field there already,” Co-chair Brenda Vandermark said. “Now, children can play while they’re watching the game with their families.” The playground, which cost $58,000, is the first phase in the project, Vandermark said. “If we have enough funding, we’d like to add another piece of equipment next year,” she said. Another potential addition could be a dog park, Weiss said. The club had been planning the playground since the beginning of the year. “We’ve been saving proceeds from the fundraiser for


The Fortnightly Club opened a new playground beside Ricky Cramer Memorial Field in Catskill on Monday.

playgrounds for 13 years,” Vandermark said. The Fortnightly club has 35 members. “We’re an all-womens club that focuses on giving back to the community,” Vander-

mark added. “Proceeds from our food-and-beverage event goes to the playgrounds; the Festival of Trees — which starts this weekend — goes to schools and clubs in the community, whether it’s the

Department of Aging, food pantries, Council of the Arts, Cultivate Catskill or the high school.” “We’re in our 86th year,” Weiss said. “It started out as a way to help with the war effort. The women would make care packages for the soldiers. Now, it’s a lot different, but everything we do goes back into the community.” The club is very grateful for its sponsors, Vandermark said. “Without community assistance, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do,” she said. The playground project was also made possible by the town Highway Department, Weiss said. “They were a godsend,” Weiss added.

GREENE COUNTY POLICE BLOTTER Editor’s Note: A charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.

STATE POLICE n Morris V. Welthy, 28, of

Catskill, was arrested at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Coxsackie and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a class A misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was issued an appearance ticket for a later court date. n Cheyenne J. Rex, 38, of Catskill, was arrested at 10:32 p.m. Nov. 2 in Catskill and charged with aggravated family offense, a class E felony; fourthdegree criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor; and second-degree harassment by using physical contact, a violation. She was held. n Michael T. Rutski, 41, of Kingston, was arrested at 11:26 p.m. Nov. 3 in Hunter and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, driving while intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors and first-time offenses; aggravated driving while intoxicated:

per se-no prior, an unclassified misdemeanor; having an inadequate or no plate lamp, an infraction. He was issued an appearance ticket for a later court date. n Jennifer R. Bielawski, 53, of Brooklyn, was arrested at 1:10 a.m. Nov. 4 in Hunter and charged with driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor and first-time offense; failing to use a designated lane and refusing to take a breath test, both infractions. She was released on her own recognizance. n Amanda A. Abou-eid, 33, of Earlton, was arrested at 4:09 p.m. Nov. 6 in Cairo and charged with petty larceny, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket for a later court date. n Ashley R. Wilson, 26, of Catskill, was arrested at 11:23 p.m. Nov. 6 in Greenville and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher and driving while intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors and first-time offenses. She was issued an appearance ticket for a later court date.

n James V. Moore, 50, of Haines Falls, was arrested at 6:18 p.m. Nov. 7 in Hunter and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, driving while intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors and first-time offenses; a motor vehicle license violation of having no license, a motor vehicle violation of failing to notify about an address change, unsafe backing of a vehicle and driving while using a mobile phone, all infractions. He was issued an appearance ticket for a later court date. n Alyssa J. Speenburgh, 20, of Coxsackie, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Coxsackie and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; and two counts of unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. She was issued an appearance ticket for a later court date.


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Thank you for your service Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, 24 hours set aside for the nation to salute and remember the servicemen and women who, through force of will and selfless devotion, risked making the ultimate sacrifice. The observance date, 11/11, is unwavering. Monday holidays are for the obligatory closing of local, state and government offices and public libraries. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation designating the day Armistice Day. The day was also called Remembrance Day. “The war to end all wars,” as World War I came to be known, came to a conclusion 100 years ago to the relief of the world, and if any anniversary can be called a true celebration, this is it. Veterans Day differs slightly from Memorial Day in meaning. Memorial Day honors those who died in service to the nation. Veterans Day pays tribute to all who put on a uniform and give all they can to their country — in peace or war. U.S. combined armed services, including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard, comprise one of the largest military forces in the world. More than 1.3 million people are on active military duty, with more than 800,000 reserve forces, as of September 2017, according to data from the U.S. Department of Defense. More than 2 million men and women are assigned to keep us safe and secure. It’s also important to remember as we honor our veterans this weekend that all

those who wear the uniforms of various branches do so voluntarily. There has been no military draft in 46 years. These men and women have stepped up to undergo rigorous training and take up arms, knowing they may be called upon at any moment to lay down their lives in defense of the nation, here or abroad. We live in a scary new world of scarce jobs, stagnant wages, moral and social incivility, hate crimes and mass shootings, and yet we cannot truly imagine what the costs of serving our country can be. Those who serve — even in peacetime — often miss births, holidays, birthdays, graduations, weddings and funerals. These are all things we take for granted in the course of life. When conflicts arise, service members leave their loved ones, aware they might not return. They do so without complaint and with a faith that their actions help keep those closest to them safe. We live in an age when a professional football player’s decision to stand or kneel during the playing of the national anthem gauges our patriotism, yet we have never been this in tune with the heroism and problems of our veterans. “Thank You for Your Service” has grown into a national movement. We must not forget service members are the people who work to defend our freedoms and our quality of life. This weekend, let’s tell veterans we know and others we meet we appreciate their sacrifices. Let’s say to them, thank you for your service.


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As a magazine in print until last year, and still online today, the New Times holds a special place in the very narrow world of Russian news media that do real journalism and not propaganda. The New Times looks critically at the Kremlin and its web of power. It has explored such uncomfortable topics as the children of President Vladimir Putin’s elite, who prefer to remain in the West despite the nationalist rhetoric of their parents. The magazine also reports on corruption, and, in 2016, it published a daring cover drawing for a budget article showing Putin wearing a joker’s hat, throwing up his hands with a headline “There’s no money.” The magazine is a rare oasis in a sea of state-controlled pablum. Now it is threatened. A Moscow court has imposed an unprecedented fine of 22.25 million rubles, or about $332,000, for failing to file a report. This is a pretext for an attack on independent journalism. The chief editor, Yevgenia Albats, a champion of investigative reporting who has long been a prominent reporter and author in Russia, and a nettlesome critic of the authorities, said the fine amounts to the magazine’s annual budget. If enforced, the fine could force it to cease operations. The pressure began in the spring when the Russian prosecutor’s office opened a probe into the magazine’s receipt of money from the Fund in Support of Freedom of the Press. The fund was created by the magazine The Daily Mail welcomes letters to the editor. All letters must contain a full name, full address and a daytime telephone number. Names will be published, but phone numbers will not be divulged. Letters of less than 400 words are more likely to be published quickly. The newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for length, clarity and content. Letters should be exclusive to this

to receive donations from readers and other supporters. The fund had been designated a “foreign agent” under a restrictive 2012 Russian law that was part of Putin’s attempt to curtail independent voices, including nongovernmental organizations. More recently, the designation has been broadened to include news media. Albats said she believed all the money in the fund came from Russian nationals, so a report was not necessary. But the prosecutor said because it came from a fund designated a “foreign agent,” the money was foreign. The magazine immediately complied and filed a report, but the prosecutor went to court anyway, eventually winning approval of the big fine on Oct. 25. Could it be just a coincidence that this penalty came four days after Albats interviewed the leading Russian opposition figure, Alexei Navalny, on her weekly Echo of Moscow radio show? No doubt that was the last straw. Under Putin’s soft authoritarian system, pressure is often applied indirectly at first. To suppress dissenting voices, news media owners are forced to sell out to friendly oligarchs, who install obedient journalists. Or news organizations find the tax inspectors knocking at their door. Or they find it impossible to distribute without help from the authorities, and so on. The assault on the New Times is not about filing a bureaucratic form but about whether Russia should have independent journalists who ask tough questions and publish revelatory articles. The Kremlin wants to do away with that inconvenience. publication, not duplicates of those sent to other persons, agencies or publications. Writers are ordinarily limited to one letter every 30 days.

Mississippi underwent a self-rehabilitation. Its residents should be allowed to do the same. WASHINGTON — In the previous 50 years, the state of Mississippi has validated Lord Tennyson’s belief that “men may rise on stepping-stones of their dead selves to higher things.” Now the state has asked the U.S. Supreme Court for 20 more days to provide the court with a defense of the proposition that a state court was sufficiently serious in ruling that Joey Chandler is so depraved that he could never undergo a regeneration comparable to what Mississippi has managed. In 2003, Chandler, then 17 and seeking money to support his pregnant girlfriend, tried selling marijuana. When his supply was stolen from his car, he believed the thief was his cousin Emmitt, 19. Chandler fatally shot Emmitt and fled the scene, but later that night he surrendered to authorities. Convicted of murder, Chandler was sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Parents who have raised sons understand that civilization’s primary task is to civilize adolescent males, a task that is difficult for many reasons, some of which neuroscience explains. The part of the brain that stimulates anger and aggression is larger in males than in females (for evolutionary, meaning adaptive, reasons). And the part that restrains anger is smaller in males. The Supreme Court has noted that adolescent brain anatomy can cause “transient rashness, proclivity for risk, and inability to assess consequences,” thereby diminishing “moral culpability” and, more important, enhancing “the prospect that, as the years go by,” offenders’ “deficiencies will be reformed.” Hence “a lifetime in prison is a disproportionate sentence for all but the rarest of children, those whose crimes reflect ‘irreparable corruption.’” Now, there is spirited disagreement among thoughtful people concerning whether such disproportion constitutes a violation of the Constitution’s



WILL Eighth Amendment proscription of “cruel and unusual punishments.” There is disagreement concerning whether the Eighth Amendment as originally understood by those who wrote and ratified it was intended to forbid only certain methods of punishment, or to assign to courts the task of enunciating standards of proportionality in sentencing. There is disagreement about what the modern court has done in incrementally circumscribing states’ discretion in punishing juveniles: It has held that the Eighth Amendment forbids capital punishment for children under 18. And that it forbids life imprisonment without parole for juveniles convicted of nonhomicide offenses. And that it forbids — this is the issue in Chandler’s case — mandatory life imprisonment without possibility of parole for juvenile homicide offenders unless they have demonstrated “such irretrievable depravity that rehabilitation is impossible.” Never mind that it is difficult to imagine how a sentencing court could determine that a juvenile has manifested such depravity. Clearly, however, the Mississippi court that heard Chandler’s argument for resentencing in light of Supreme Court rulings about sentencing juveniles did not seriously attempt this difficult task While incarcerated, Chandler has not been a discipline problem. He has earned a GED and completed college-level coursework in Bible studies. He has earned certificates in construction trade skills and made substantial progress toward a

certificate in automotive repair. Nevertheless, the resentencing court’s almost flippant reasons for reaffirming Chandler’s sentence to die in prison included the following: “Nothing in the record” suggested that Chandler “suffered from a lack of maturity” when he shot his cousin. (Science demonstrates a physiological basis of varying maturities of male adolescents.) The 17-yearold Chandler was “very mature” because he planned his crime. (His prompt surrender suggests more bewilderment than planning.) He was mature because he came from a nuclear family. (How does a family’s attribute prove the existence of a different attribute in a family member?) He was mature because 17-year-olds are allowed to get driver’s and pilot’s licenses, and abortions, and because he fathered a child, and because in World War II a 17-year-old won a Medal of Honor. Really. And the court simply ignored the evidence of Chandler’s efforts at rehabilitation. Fifty years ago, many Americans thought Mississippi itself exemplified irretrievable depravity. Today the state has more — not more relative to population, more — AfricanAmericans in elective offices than any other state. Culturally and economically, Mississippi is a vibrant participant in the American mainstream. The state’s self-rehabilitation was not impossible. In 2053, the 50th anniversary of Joey Chandler’s crime, he will be 67, if he lives that long. Today, the Supreme Court should hear Chandler’s case in order to provide standards requiring sentencing courts to be serious when making an extraordinarily serious judgment about someone’s “irretrievable depravity.” George Will’s email address is (c) 2018, Washington Post Writers Group


Antonio, Jen and Juan will change our nation’s path To the editor: I write to express my deep appreciation to the voters of our region who made a statement that has been heard around the world. For for the first time in the history of NY Congressional District 19, going back to the creation of this district in 2012, a Democrat will represent us in the House of Representative in Washington, DC. That Democrat is Harvard-educated Antonio Delgado. I have known Antonio for well over a year and can honestly say that he’s one of the most hard-working, brightest, and most community-oriented people I have ever known. Antonio is going to figure out what needs to be addressed for the good of the people. And then he’s going to

get it done. The people of New York Senate District 42 have spoken and they have chosen a truly progressive and accomplished leader in Jen Metzger. The election of Jen is part of a broader outcome: The shifting of the New York State Senate to having a genuinely progressive and Democratic majority. This is a game changer. With Jen in office, we can expect groundbreaking advances when it comes to such things as public higher education, environmental protection, and healthcare. Jen epitomizes what the phrase “by the people, for the people” represents. And for the first time in the history of Ulster County, someone from the town of Plattekill is going to represent us at the

highest level of office in terms of county law enforcement. I have spent hours knocking on doors with Juan Figueroa over the past two election cycles. The reason that Juan comes across as brave, honest, and genuine is this: Juan is brave, honest, and genuine. In Juan, we can fully expect a representative who will crack down on corruption and who will stand for the foundational principles of the United States. Antonio, Jen, and Juan are the real deal. And we all know it. Please accept my deep appreciation to these brave compatriots for standing for public office during a dark time in our nation’s history. Yes we can. And yes we did. Here is to our shared future. GLENN GEHER NEW PALTZ

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Laura Krutsch Laura Krutsch, a long time resident of Round Top, New York, and Rockledge, Florida died Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 peacefully at home surrounded by her family at the age of 87. Born in Romania to Johann Krutsch and Margarete Krutsch, she immigrated to the United State in 1956. She worked as a secretary in the toy industry. Laura spent many years at the Mountain Brauhaus dancing and listening to her favorite

music. Laura is survived by her daughter, Eleonore Schepp and husband Louis Schepp, her three grandchildren: Louis J. Schepp and wife Supranee, Eric Schepp and wife Jamie, and Laura Schepp. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is predeceased by her parents and sister, Margarete Hasenkopf Dukarm. Online condolences may be left at

Virginia W. O’Brien Retired Keypunch Operator & Homemaker Virginia W. O’Brien, 92, of Haines Falls passed away peacefully on November 3rd in St. Peter’s Hospice surrounded by her loving family. Born June 27, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY, Virginia was raised between Brooklyn & Long Island, where she worked as a keypunch operator for Moore-McCormack Steam Ship Line, eventually becoming a resident of Haines Falls 36 years ago. Virginia’s passions included time spent with family- her 3 children, 9 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren. She loved her Church, the ire company & passing time doing crossword puzzles. Virginia was predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years, Henry P. “Terry” O’Brien, her parents Winield & Grace Palmero & her grandson Sean P. O’Brien. Survivors include, her son Kevin (Denise) O’Brien of Haines Falls. Daughter Donna

Marilyn Elizabeth (Magee) Donahue

(Edward) Myron of Freehold. Daughter Linda (George) Soldner of Greenville. Grandchildren- Brendan & Shannon O’Brien. Kelly, Eric & Lisa Myron. Lorien, Stephen & Kevin (Linda) Soldner & great grandchildren Lilliah, Rylynn, Thomas, Krista, Tenley & soon to be born, Sean. Virginia will be missed beyond words by all who were lucky enough to be graced by her sweet nature & immeasurable kindness. Calling hours will be at the Aston-Basagic funeral home on Sunday, November 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held Monday November 12th at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Haines Falls. Interment will follow at the St. Francis De Sales cemetery. In lieu of lowers, donations can be made to the Haines Falls Volunteer Fire Company & the Tannersville Rescue Squad.

Marilyn Elizabeth (Magee) Donahue went home to the angels Thursday November 8, while surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hudson, NY to Edward and Annie Magee, Marilyn graduated from Hudson High School and briefly attended beauty school. After recovering from a serious automobile accident, she met and married her husband of 59 years Robert J. Donahue. Together they raised 5 children, Laura, Robert (Debbie), Daniel Donahue, Carolanne (Robert) McComb, and Paul Donahue who predeceased in December 2017. Marilyn also leaves to cherish her memory granddaughters Mia, Deona, and Taylor Donahue, Kirsten (Mike) Sultzbaugh, and Alexis McComb, grandsons Daniel, and Edward Donahue, Justin Mottoshiski, Jordan McComb (Meghan), and great grandsons Gavin and Parker Sultzbaugh and Tanner McComb. Surviving siblings include Nancy (Ralph) DelPozzo, Margaret Barbarisi, and Edward (Kathy) Magee. Marilyn provided daycare in

her home for 18 years, where she had a loving relationship with her children who referred to her as Aunt Lynn or Lynnie. She worked for COARC, The Starting Place Day Care Center from the late 1980’s until she retired to care for her ailing mother in law. Marilyn was a devoted grandmother who never missed a school function, sporting or musical event, she was always visible as their biggest fan. She was also communicant of St. Mary’s Holy Trinity Parish, and a member of The Catholic Daughters of America. Marilyn was a warrior who lived life to its fullest, she will be deeply missed by all who loved her. Visitation hours from the Bates & Anderson Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home are Sunday November 11, from 4-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday November 12 at 10:00am from St. Mary’s Holy Trinity Parish in Hudson. Memorial contributions in Marilyn’s name may be made to Bethany Ministries P.O. Box 432 Middleburgh, NY 12122-0432.

Thousand Oaks parents: ‘I don’t want prayers. I don’t want thoughts. I want gun control.’ president of the NRA and the group’s prominent spokeswoman. The only way to change the culture, he said, is to pass “rational gun legislation” that protects people’s ability to arm themselves in the interest of self-defense but prohibits weapons such as AR-15s and high-power handguns. The victim’s father said it was time to “get real and put an end to this violence.” His wife, Orfanos said, remained inconsolable through Thursday. “My son was a Navy veteran, and, fortunately, he never faced combat,” Orfanos said. “Last year in Las Vegas, he survived as his friends were shot all around him, only to come back to our home and be murdered in our hometown.”

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Marc and Susan Orfanos awoke at 2 a.m. on Thursday in Thousand Oaks, California, to a call from a relative in New York. The groggy-eyed couple stumbled into a ritual that is familiar to parents in Columbine, Blacksburg, Aurora, Newtown, Orlando, Parkland - and, as of this week, also in the quiet outpost of Los Angeles. They waited to find out if their child, who had survived the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history last year in Las Vegas, had perished in another mass-casualty shooting. “You’re always holding out hope,” Marc Orfanos, 63, said in an interview. He and his wife had raced to the Borderline Bar and Grill, where a line-dancing night for college students ended when a lone gunman opened fire shortly before midnight. As they waited in a crisis center nearby, several survivors told the distressed couple that they thought they had seen their son flee the bar. It wasn’t until noon on Thursday that a police officer told them the news: Their 27-year-old son, Telemachus Orfanos, was dead. That marked the end of one grim ritual, and the beginning of another, as the Orfanos parents channeled their private anguish into a public cry for gun control - a cry that has echoed from Aurora to Newtown and beyond. But what distinguished their plea was an utter disavowal of the stock response to the violence that claimed their son’s life. “I don’t want prayers. I don’t want thoughts. I want gun control,” Susan Orfanos said on local TV. “And I hope to God nobody else sends me any more prayers,” she said, vigorously shaking her head. She emphasized each word, demanding: “No more guns.” Whether anyone will listen, her husband said, the victim’s parents know that’s in question. “If mowing down 5-yearolds at Sandy Hook didn’t make an impression, nothing will,” said Orfanos, a semiretired substitute teacher. “The bottom line is the NRA owns most of the Republican Party, and probably some of the Democratic Party as well. Until that vise is broken, this is not going to end.” (The NRA gave financial backing to a handful of Democratic congressmen this cycle, according to the Center for Responsible Politics, a nonpartisan research group.) There was hardly a groundswell of support on Thursday for new measures to restrict access to firearms. A muted


Mourners at a vigil on Thursday night, Nov. 8, 2018, for those killed in a shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif. At least 12 people were killed in the shooting late Wednesday night.

debate unfolded along familiar lines. Everytown for Gun Safety, founded and financed by former New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, urged the new Congress to take “common-sense, strategic actions” to reduce gun violence. Gabrielle Giffords, the former Democratic congresswoman from Arizona who was shot in 2011, said she was “heartbroken, angry, and never going to accept this as normal.” The NRA, meanwhile, pointed to California’s already-tight controls - the state was the first to ban assault rifles, nearly 30 years ago. The organization’s spokesman, Dana Loesch, aimed to make the debate about mental illness, which is a problem that is not particular to the United States, where the rate of gun homicides is much higher than it is in other high-income countries. Authorities said Ian David Long, 28, had legally purchased the .45-caliber Glock handgun he had wielded inside the bar. He also used an extended magazine, which officials said required additional analysis to determine how many rounds it could hold, and whether it may have violated state law. Democratic lawmakers expressed hope that the new balance of power in Washington, ratified by the midterm election on Tuesday, would shift the debate. There were notable victories for gun control advocates, including Lucy McBath, whose son was killed in a 2012 shooting. The Democrat seized a closely watched House seat in the At-

lanta suburbs. “It is unfortunately not surprising that on the same day I officially became a congresswoman-elect, other families in this country are receiving the same exact call that I did six years ago when I learned my son had been murdered,” McBath said in a Thursday statement posted on Twitter. She said she would work to “make our communities safer.” In the Colorado district that includes Aurora, the Denver suburb where 12 people were killed in a movie theater in 2012, Democrat Jason Crow unseated Republican Rep. Mike Coffman. Guns were also a fault line in Northern Virginia, where Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock fell to Democrat Jennifer Wexton. Meanwhile, 60 percent of midterm voters, including 42 percent of gun owners, supported stricter controls, according to an NBC News exit poll, while 36 percent were opposed. But the NRA also had gains to celebrate. Candidates backed by the deep-pocketed organization won many more races than they lost, according to a tracker run by The Trace, a gun-related news outlet. The NRA helped oust Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana, and it helped elevate Sen.-elect Marsha Blackburn, a Republican congresswoman in Tennessee. Blackburn told Fox News on Thursday that the shooting made clear the need to “protect the Second Amendment and protect our citizens” before shifting the discussion to

mental health. The senior Orfanos said his son, who went by “Tel,” was hardly a critic of the Second Amendment. In fact, the 27-year-old was something of a gun enthusiast. During his time in the Navy, he often visited shooting ranges, and when he returned home to live with his parents several years ago, he asked if he could keep a gun in the house. They wouldn’t allow it. “My take is that if there’s a gun in the house, there’s always a possibility of an accident, or of suicide,” his father said. “It increases the odds.” Orfanos had hoped his son would change his mind after the Navy veteran survived last year’s mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas. His son suffered PTSD

from the episode, in which he had helped pull mutilated bodies out of the line of fire, Orfanos said. “He still thought people can have their guns,” his father said. “But even he said they didn’t need extended magazines, which is what the person had who murdered my son.” He said the country’s “gun culture” is the cause of his son’s death - a culture maintained by what he condemned as the fearmongering of the NRA. “I blame flat out the Wayne LaPierres of the world, the Dana Loesches, because they put the fear of God in some of these people who think they need to have guns up the wazoo,” Orfanos said, referring to the executive vice

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Thanksgiving Day should come 12 times a year By Dick Brooks


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We survived Halloween and now Thanksgiving looms ahead. Actually Halloween was a bust. We put pumpkins on the front steps, hung a couple of ghouls in the backyard and decorated the sign post near the road as an ugly old witch. I stocked up with a couple of large bags of candy, one of little Snickers bars and one of fruit gummy things. I lit the pumpkin on the back deck and turned on the porch light and we waited. We’re still waiting, not one little ghost, goblin or princess showed up. I’ve taken down the decorations and the candy seems to be evaporating all on its own. I’ve started getting in the mood for Thanksgiving by practicing being thankful. Right now, I’m most thankful for the ending of this political season. I never thought I’d be thankful for commercials, but it is so nice to see my old friends back selling cars, insurance, anti-acids and beverages. The steady diet of politicians extolling their virtues and degrading their opponents was starting to give me a stomach ache. I am thankful for the week or so of respite before the 2020 Presidential race begins.


BROOKS Being by nature a thrifty person, I still have a large ball of anger that lives in my stomach when I think of the money that was spent during these midterm elections on advertising and how it could have been put to better use feeding the hungry or eliminating a disease or two. I’m trying to be thankful and I’m wandering off from that theme. I’m thankful that I discovered the corrugated plastic political signs make great roofs for bird feeders. They can be painted with the spray paint used to paint plastic furniture and last longer than the political careers of most of the people that they were advertising. Being thankful is a pretty easy thing to do. There are so many things to be thankful for. I have the love of a wonderful woman and a good dog. We have three great kids, a warm house with food in the

fridge, good health, friends and neighbors to love, and a church family to share our faith with. There’s so much to be thankful for, maybe we should have a Thanksgiving Day every month or better yet, 365 Thanksgiving days every year. We could start every day with a required 10-minute ponder time where we just thought about our blessings and gave thanks for them. I’d still keep one special Thanksgiving Day because it’s one of my favorite days. I like everything about it, the planning, the shopping, the cooking and the gathering together of people you love and sharing a meal. There’s a well-fed comfortable feeling after the meal that I like, the time when the old family stories are revived and lived again, watching football on TV and sneaking back for another piece of pie. I’m thankful for all of these. I’m thankful for being thankful! Thought for the week — Let us to endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. — Mark Twain Until next week, may you and yours be happy and well. Reach Dick Brooks at

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The slow, ever-changing Church Briefs landscape of autumn HOLIDAY BAZAAR

This past week finally provided some excellent fall colors to delight our senses. In general, it has not been a great season for fall color in our forests. The last leaves to change color and be shed are generally the oaks and beech trees, but most of the golden, sugar maple leaves, the yellow aspens, birches and the purple colored ash are long gone. Sadly, many of the bare ash trees we are seeing now, will not leaf out next spring, having succumbed to the Emerald Ash Borer this past summer. Immature oak and beech trees may even retain their brown leaves for much of the winter because they do not produce enough abscissic acid to allow timely leaf drop as older specimens do. Evergreen trees such as pines, spruce and fir also shed their oldest needles at this time. Sometimes, this causes concern among homeowners who wonder if the yellow needles they are seeing now are signs of disease. In general, if it is the inner needles on any branch that are turning yellow, there is no problem. If the current season’s needles are turning yellow and dropping right now, leaving bare branches, that is a serious issue. Unless, of course, you are observing a larch tree. Larch trees are the only cone bearing trees with needles that are shed each fall, I have several acres of 30- to 40-foot-tall larch on my property that are a beautiful yellow color right now. They also look very pretty each spring as they re-foliate with soft, emerald green needles. My friend Lester has correlated the larch tree needle drop with the peak migration of a game bird



BEYFUSS called woodcock that we used to hunt quite often, in years gone by. There seem to be far fewer woodcock then there were 20 or 30 years ago in the places we hunted. Some people would just assume that this indicates fewer woodcock remain to be hunted, but landscapes change. The open meadows and wet areas we hunted then are now turning into mature forests. This slow, but steadily, ever changing landscape becomes much more noticeable as seasons turn into decades. Sometimes it is hard to see the forest as an evolving entity, but cities are evolving entities, too. Manhattan has its long standing landmarks, but if you look at pictures from 30 or 40 years ago, you will notice a very different looking city than it is today. I am always impressed by the beautiful red, maroon or purple color of Virginia creeper each fall. It makes this rather aggressive, native, vine much more tolerable in my home landscape. Virginia creeper is one of the most widespread vines (along with poison ivy) that I know of. Like poison ivy, it seems to grow happily from south Florida to Northern Canada. I am also now seeing the beautiful orange and red, two-parted

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fruit of the very invasive, Asiatic bittersweet vine in my woods. It is a very distinctive berry that you all should be able to recognize. If it ever stops raining, I will prune back these vines and destroy the fruit to try to prevent it from spreading. This is one of the few “invasive” plants I bother with on my property. For some reason, almost every place where I see it growing, it is accompanied by poison ivy. I have used herbicides on both of these weeds in the past, but now I wonder if my spraying has done more harm than good? In a week or so, I will be back in Florida where much of the plant material is foreign to me. Live oaks, often with dangling Spanish moss and palm trees of many species will replace the sugar maples and northern oaks that I am so accustomed to seeing. Little by little, I am learning some of these plants, but it is a slow curve. There is still some gardening season left for those of you who are willing to brave the colder weather! Next week, I will write about planting bulbs, or forcing bulbs if the ground is frozen!


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INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE HUNTER — The annual Mountaintop Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Hunter Synagogue, 7879 Main St., Hunter. The purpose of this service is to express our appreciation for the blessings we have received and to enjoy song, prayer and fellowship. The theme this year will be “Stewardship of God’s People on the Mountaintop” and our mission will be to support the “Patient Assistance Fund” at the Tannersville Pharmacy. Refreshments will be served afterward, and all are most welcome.


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CHRISTMAS BAZAAR SOUTH CAIRO — A Christmas bazaar and bake sale will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 16 and Nov. 17 at the South Cairo United Methodist Church. Cookies, coffee and tea will be served. There will be Christmas items, dolls, a white elephant table and more.

HARVEST FAIR WEST CAMP — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4203 Route 9W, West Camp, annual Harvest Fair will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17. Among the items available will be Seasonal decor, knitted and crocheted items, jewelry, bake sale and Granny’s Attic. A light lunch menu will also be available. The Fair will be in the Fellowship Hall which is handicap accessible via the ramp at the back of the building. The church is south of Catskill on Route 9W and will be on the right hand side of the state highway coming from the north.

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COXSACKIE — The annual Holiday Bazaar and Lunch & Café will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Second Reformed Church of Coxsackie, 16 Washington Ave., Coxsackie. Home-baked goodies, handmade gifts, attic treasures, books, and more. Free coffee from 10-11 a.m. Sunday School Café opens at 11 a.m. Admission is free.

Luncheon Program at the New Baltimore Reformed Church, Route 144 and Church Street, New Baltimore, will be holding their monthly luncheon noon-2 p.m. Nov. 14. The luncheons are held every second Wednesday of the month until May 2019. The menu (subject to change) is turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, butternut squash, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Following the meal there will be a presentation by George Muggeo titled ‘World War I and Greene County’s Contribution to it.’ This luncheon is open to all members of the community. To facilitate planning, reservations are encouraged by the Sunday before the luncheon. To make reservations, call the church at 518-756-8764 or email them at nbrchurch@ Include your name, contact number and the number of reservations you are making for this meal. If you need transportation or physical assistance, leave that information as well. Dining space is limited to 60 seats. Free will offerings are

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Charles Kruppenbacher and Susanne Moxley would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Stephanie Carrano to Daniel Parrotte, son of Arthur and Marvina Parrotte. They are planning a September 2019 wedding.

House of Worship News & Services Trinity United Methodist 1311 Rte. 143, Coeymans Hollow | NY 12046 • 756-2812

Pastor Paul Meador

New Baltimore Reformed Church

756-8764 Rt. 144 & Church St. •

Church of Saint Patrick 21 Main Street, Ravena, NY 12143 • (518) 756-3145

Pastor: Fr. Scott VanDerveer

• Sunday Worship 11:00am (all are welcome) • Church School: “Faith Builders Kids Christian Education” Wednesday at 7pm • Wednesday, Bible Study & Prayer - 7-8:30pm (all are welcome) • Food Pantry, Last Saturday of the month, 10-11am and last Monday of the month, 5-6pm, or by appointment • Thrift Shop Open April 12 - Mid Oct., Thursdays 10 - 4 Saturdays 10 - 2 and when Food Pantry is open. (Handicap Accessible) • Youth Group - Grades 6 - 12 2nd and 4th Thursdays @ 6:30pm

• Sunday Worship and Sunday School at 10:00 am Fellowship/refreshments following worship • Communion - 1st Sunday • Helping Hands - 1st Tuesday 7:00 pm • Weekly Meetings: Choir Practice • Thursday @ 4:45 p.m. Come to the “Church in the Hamlet”

Weekly Mass: 9:00 a.m. Wed & Thurs Saturday Vigil 4:30 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Food Pantry Hours: Tues & Thurs 10-11 a.m. Wednesday 6-7:00 p.m. Thrift Shop Hours: Wed. 6:00-7:00 Thurs, Fri. & Sat. 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Working together since 1833.

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Riverview Missionary Baptist Church

Catholic Community of Saint Patrick

“The Church at Riverview”

24 North Washington Street, Athens 12015 · 945-1656 66 William Street, Catskill 12414 · 943-3150 Janine O’Leary, Parish Life Coordinator Fr. L. Edward Deimeke, Sacramental Minister

Congregational Christian Church

11 Riverview Drive Coeymans, NY 12045 • (518) 756-2018 Rev. Antonio Booth & Rev. Dr. Roxanne Jones Booth “Being God’s family: • Sunday Bible School 9:30 AM • Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM loving, caring, • 2nd Tuesday of the Month – Prayer Meeting supporting and 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM encouraging one • Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM another”

Saturday* 4:00 p.m. EST / 4:30 p.m. DST *1st / 3rd Athens and 2nd / 4th Catskill Sunday 8:45 a.m. Catskill / 10:45 a.m. Athens

All Are Welcome!

175 Main Street · PO Box 326 · Ravena, NY 12143 Church: (518) 756-2485 | Rev. James L. Williams: (518) 441-8117 If you don’t have a Church home, we invite you to join us.

• Sunday Morning Praise Time @ 10:00AM • Sunday School @ 10:15AM • Sunday Morning Worship @ 10:30AM • Fellowship & Refreshments following Sunday Worship Service • Weekly Bible Study @ 7:00PM Monday Evenings • Communion Sunday is the first Sunday of every Month

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Asbury United Methodist Church 5830 State Rte. 81, Greenville, NY 12083 518-966-4181 - Rev. Dale Ashby, Pastor • • Facebook: @asbury.greenville.ny

Sunday Worship July 1-Labor Day: 9:00 am September-June: 8:00 & 10:00 am Sunday School: 10:00 am Sept. thru June Stephen Ministry Caregiving Program Weekly Bible Study - Faith-based Book Study

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A8 - Saturday - Sunday, November 10-11, 2018

Time, distance cause friends to drift apart I’m a 15-year-old girl and a sophomore in high school. Last year I went to school across the country. While I was there, I became best friends with this girl, “Amelia.” We did everything together, and Amelia even flew DEAR ABBY back here to visit my family when school ended and I had to go home. It has now been a few months since I’ve seen her, and so much has changed. She doesn’t make time to text or call me hardly ever, and when she does, it’s always a quick conversation. Because of the time difference and our schedules, I get that it’s difficult, but shouldn’t she make some time for her best friend? Amelia and I were as close as sisters, and I can’t stand the thought of losing her. I have already called her out a few times, and we are good for a few days, but then she goes right back to pretending like I don’t exist. I’d rather not call her out again. Any thoughts? Faraway Friend in Maryland


Rather than “call her out,” it’s time to lighten up. Stop trying to make Amelia feel guilty for not giving you the attention she was able to when you were geographically closer. If there’s one thing I have learned about friendships, it’s

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that they tend to ebb and flow. Because you now live apart, concentrate on building other relationships with people close by. This doesn’t mean you can’t remain friendly with Amelia; it simply means you are expecting more from her than she’s able to give you. The holidays are approaching, and with them a problem. I recently moved back to my hometown after being away for many years, and I was eagerly looking forward to spending the holidays with my daughter. She has just informed me that she’s joining a religion that doesn’t celebrate holidays, not even Thanksgiving or birthdays. I would never stand in the way of her chosen path, but I’d still like to be able to include her in family get-togethers. I just don’t know how. Any suggestions? Missing Her Already Although you will no longer be able to celebrate the holidays with your daughter, you and the rest of the family can still see her and socialize. Talk to her about it and let her set the ground rules. As long as you are respectful, I’m sure she will be glad to give you suggestions about what you CAN do together.

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Reader is in gray area of treatment for osteoporosis I took Fosamax for years but stopped five years ago. My bone density score is now -2.5. Should I restart Fosamax? If it creates more mass of brittle bone, then it does not seem advisable. Fosamax (alendronate) works by preventing absorption TO YOUR of bone by osteoclasts (boneGOOD HEALTH absorbing cells). When used for three to five years, it improves bone density and reduces the risk of fracture. However, when used for longer periods, it can cause brittle bone, as you have said, and can put people at risk for “atypical” fractures of bone, especially the femur. You are in a situation that has no definitive answer. Your bone density is at a level where it might be appropriate to re-treat. However, there is more to fracture risk than just the bone density score, so I would recommend a FRAX test (available at aspx?country=9). If your FRAX score indicates a 10-year risk of a hip fracture of 3 percent or greater, or if your 10-year risk of combined major osteoporotic fracture is at least 20 percent, treatment would be recommended. Some experts would use a bisphosphonate like Fosamax again, because after five years off treatment, an atypical fracture is not likely. However, others would use a different type of treatment, such as teriparatide, which works by stimulating new bone growth. There are no studies to guide treatment in your situation, so the clinical experience of your treating provider is key. Since you are concerned about brittle bone, I might prefer teriparatide for a person in your situation.


I sailed for 50 years and now my

dermatologist is recommending a treatment to my face (Efudix) that he said will kill sun-damaged cells. However, it also will turn my face beet-red for two months. Needless to say, I am reluctant to submit to such a treatment. Is this treatment worth two months of seclusion and other potential health risks? My problem is periodic (one every year or two) tiny keratosis growths on my nose that he normally burns off with liquid nitrogen. Why can’t I keep getting periodic burn-offs? Actinic keratoses are discrete areas of sun-damaged skin that are prone to develop into squamous cell cancer. They are most common on the face and other sun-exposed areas. They are more common in men, and lighter skin tone is a risk factor. They are uncommon in people with very dark skin. Both drug treatment with topical 5-fluorouracil (Efudix) and with treatment of individual lesions (including liquid nitrogen, surgery and phototherapy after a photosensitizing agent) are reasonable treatments for actinic keratoses. The goal of treatment is to prevent cancer. Efudix has some advantages over lesion-based therapy. It is effective (50 to 90 percent of people with actinic keratoses will have complete resolution), and it can treat lesions that aren’t yet apparent on exam. This means fewer actinic keratoses requiring treatment in the future. The usual course is redness, blistering, erosion and skin regrowth over the four to six weeks after treatment. Since you have few lesions, continuing to get treatment with liquid nitrogen also is reasonable. It should be your choice. If you choose the Efudix, time it keeping in mind when the cosmetic effect is likely to be most noticeable.

Horoscope By STELLA WILDER Born today, you are a natural survivor, and you are quite adept at maneuvering and trimming your sails to optimize your chances when everything seems stacked against you. You are not one to ignore the rules, and you know full well when you are doing something that is wrong — but you will do what is necessary, and that is perhaps your defining characteristic. Necessity rules you, regardless of circumstances — and regardless of who might be watching you; you are not one to limit your chances because of some moralistic fear that what you do may be frowned upon — or even illicit or illegal. You are determined to win, even when the odds would suggest otherwise — and there are times when you actually perform best when your back is against the wall. You know how to use all manner of things to your advantage, timing being one of them. You have no doubt developed a knack for delaying the inevitable until just the right moment — or for speeding things up as necessary to pounce on an opportunity. Also born on this date are: Brittany Murphy, actress; Mackenzie Phillips, actress; Donna Fargo, singer; Tim Rice, lyricist; Roy Scheider, actor; Richard Burton, actor; Claude Rains, actor; Martin Luther, religious reformer. To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — You’ll have questions about all the things you encounter, and you may only be able to come up with answers to a fraction today. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Hard work


Hagar the Horrible


Baby Blues yields the results you are after today, especially if you put into action a plan you came up with late yesterday. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Freedom proves a major issue today. You must be willing to give yourself to a certain cause now to enjoy greater autonomy later. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — What you want may not come to you right away, as you must not only earn it, but demonstrate to others that you are worthy of it as well. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — The difference between what feels right and what actually is right may be as big as the whole world, and this realization changes much. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — The time has come for you to stop doing whatever it is that you are repeatedly warned against doing. Any further missteps can prove disastrous. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You may encounter some resistance today as you attempt to do something that is unorthodox. Try to avoid serious friction. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — The more you have the more you’ll want — of a certain thing, anyway. You will have to use self-discipline to avoid overdoing it in some way. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Good and bad judgment calls may be up to you today far more than usual. Experience and instinct are both useful. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Someone is trying to get you out of his or her way, but in truth this problem is only illusory. You can prove this to be true by day’s end. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — A postponement may be unavoidable today, just as you may have to move something up considerably and deal with it today — ready or not. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — You’ll want to leave others with the right impression, surely, but you must stop short of doing or saying anything that is at all false. COPYRIGHT 2018 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, INC.

Beetle Bailey

Pearls Before Swine

Dennis the Menace


Saturday - Sunday, November 10-11, 2018 - A9



THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME By David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

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Score 1 point for each correct answer on the Freshman Level, 2 points on the Graduate Level and 3 points on the Ph.D. Level.

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Unscramble these Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

Cultural literacy Level 1 2



Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

(Answers Monday) Jumbles: MANLY STASH CUDDLY PONCHO Answer: After explaining to his parents that he was going to be a mime, they said — YOU DON’T SAY

Solution to Friday’s puzzle

11/10/18 Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit

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(e.g., Which foreign country did President Trump visit first? Answer: Saudi Arabia.) Freshman level 1. This island was the chief U.S. immigration station from 1892 to 1943. 2. FBI agents gunned down this bank robber outside a theater in Chicago. 3. Who was the central character in the Chappaquiddick incident? 4. The play “The Miracle Worker” dramatized this person’s life. 5. Suffrage is the right to ____. Graduate level 6. Provide the last name: Ralph Waldo ____. 7. Who is credited with the remark, “I never met a man I didn’t like”? 8. Provide the next line: “Jesus loves me, this I know.” 9. John Bartlett is best known for publishing what type of remarks? 10. Who is arguably the best known American traitor? PH.D. level 11. Who wrote the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner”? 12. Their works include “H.M.S. Pinafore” and “The Mikado.” 13. Quote the first line of the poem “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time.” 14. Who was the author of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”? 15. In which play is this phrase used by the title character: “Every inch a king”?

SUPER QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Ellis Island. 2. John Dillinger. 3. Edward (Ted) Kennedy. 4. Helen Keller. 5. Vote. 6. Emerson. 7. Will Rogers. 8. For the Bible tells me so. 9. Quotations. 10. Benedict Arnold. 11. Francis Scott Key. 12. Gilbert and Sullivan. 13. “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.” 14. T.S. Eliot. 15. “King Lear.” 24 to 30 points — congratulations, doctor; 18 to 23 points — honors graduate; 13 to 17 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 5 to 12 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 4 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you?



Pickles For Better or For Worse

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Hi & Lois

Crossword Puzzle Mother Goose & Grimm ACROSS 1 “__ Do Fools Fall in Love?” 4 Epitome of slowness 9 __ mitts; kitchen gloves 13 Place for a horseshoe 15 Piece of furniture 16 Suitor 17 Villain 18 Small brooks 19 Trial run 20 Inane 22 __ and crafts 23 The Mamas & the Papas member 24 Inventor Whitney 26 Bits of parsley 29 Marc Mezvinsky, to Bill & Hillary 34 Actor Michael 35 Rescued 36 “Grand __ Opry” 37 Ladder piece 38 Lubricated 39 Minstrel’s instrument 40 Long-eared animal 41 Many a dental plate 42 Sat for an artist 43 Docility 45 Fancy clothing 46 Eur. nation 47 Melody 48 Additionally 51 Taking into custody 56 “__ Cry for Me Argentina” 57 Contaminate 58 Within reach 60 Lie next to 61 Jagged 62 “__ move on!”; cry to a slowpoke 63 Unruly crowds 64 Dissuade 65 Lion’s lair DOWN 1 Which person 2 Road __; inconsiderate drivers

Bound & Gagged

Created by Jacqueline E. Mathews

3 Days of __; yesteryear 4 Tension 5 Manicurist’s focus 6 Up to the task 7 Misfortunes 8 Decreased 9 Acquire 10 Go off course 11 Vane direction 12 Crazy 14 Summer Olympics sport 21 Cooking herb 25 Tupperware top 26 “Get lost!” 27 TV remote button 28 Wash off soapsuds 29 Soupy of old TV 30 Finished; done 31 __ up; botch 32 Change slightly 33 Like a neglected garden 35 Little drinks 38 Did surgery 39 Yearning


Friday’s Puzzle Solved

Non Sequitur

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41 Spanish one 42 Half-and-half carton, often 44 Actor Don 45 Take in another’s children 47 In a __; rather 48 Early garden resident


49 Mexican wolf 50 Ignore with contempt 52 Seldom seen 53 Hilarious person 54 In __; impoverished 55 Entryway 59 __ away; fled




A10 Saturday, November 10, 2018

VETERANS DAY FACTS AND FIGURES Veterans Day, once known as Armistice Day, was irst celebrated on November 11, 1919, the anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1928, the United States Congress passed a resolution for Armistice Day to be an annual observation, and by 1938, the day became a national holiday. Differing from Memorial Day in May, Armistice Day, which would be renamed Veterans Day in 1954 under President Dwight Eisenhower, pays tribute to veterans who survived various wars. Memorial Day commemorates those veterans who lost their lives.

Those who want to learn more about Veterans Day can consider the following facts. • According to the American Community Survey, there were 19.3 million military veterans in the United States in 2014. Of those, 1.6 million were female. • California, Texas and Florida comprise the states with the largest number of veterans, equalling one million or more. • Veterans consist of people who served in the military. This includes the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Veterans serve in times of war and peace.

• The word “veteran” comes from the Old English language and means “old, experienced soldier.” The irst use of the word was documented in 1789. • Although many veterans are working, and the average annual income of male veterans is $37,000, some veterans continue to be unemployed. • Between 1971 and 1977, Veterans Day was celebrated on the fourth Monday in October. It was changed back to its original date, November 11, in 1975 when President Gerald Ford signed bill S.331 into law. The change went into effect beginning in 1978.

VETERANS DAY EVENTS • An American soldier was buried at the national cemetery in Arlington on November 11, 1921. His identity was unknown, and the gravesite is known as the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.” A guard from the Society of the Honor Guard stands watch over the grave each year on Veterans Day, and the president or another high-ranking member of the government places a wreath on the grave. Veterans Day occurs each year on November 11, marking the end of World War I. The day has evolved into a celebration and remembrance of the heroism of America’s brave soldiers.

REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS the signiicance of the day to children in attendance. • Draft letters and send care packages to soldiers currently in service far away from home. • Ask your company if Veterans Day or Remembrance Day can be an observed holiday at your place of business each year to pay homage to servicemen and women. The men and women who defend the liberties and freedoms of the countries they represent hold a special place in people’s hearts and an eternal spot in their countries’ histories. Any opportunity is a good time to commemorate the bravery and selless deeds of military personnel, but certain prominent holidays in November make this an especially important time to thank veterans for their service. November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada. It’s also known as Armistice Day in other parts of the world. These holidays honor all military veterans who have provided service to their countries, and that each falls on November 11 is no coincidence, as the

day commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Many places around the world pause and remember fallen veterans on November 11, but a good majority of Veterans Day and Remembrance Day commemorative events focus on past and current veterans who are still alive. There are many ways to honor the military at home and abroad in time for the November festivities. The following are just a handful of ways to show appreciation for military men and women. • When dining out, ask your server if you can pay the tab for a soldier or veteran you see in the restaurant. • Attend a military parade with your family and explain

• Visit a military memorial in a city near you. Your town also may have its own memorial. • Petition town oficials to erect a memorial if your town does not already have one. Such memorials can be a source of inspiration for your community. • Support a military family in your town who may be missing a loved one stationed elsewhere. Make meals, mow the lawn, help with grocery shopping, or simply provide emotional support. • Volunteer time at a veterans’ hospital. You may be able to read with veterans or engage in other activities. • Get involved with a military support charity that can provide much-needed funds to struggling families or

disabled veterans. • Have children speak with veterans in your family, including grandparents, uncles and aunts or even their own parents. It can help them gain perspective on the important roles the military plays. • Ask a veteran to give a commencement speech at a school or to be the guest of honor at a special function. • Drive disabled veterans to doctors’ appointments or to run any errands. • Support a local VFW organization. • Create a scrapbook for a veteran in your life. • Cheer for or thank military personnel each time you see them. • Visit the veterans’ portion of a nearby cemetery and place poppies or other lowers on the graves. • Always keep the military on your mind and never forget those who have served and didn’t return home. Armistice Day, Remembrance Day and Veterans Day are great ways to honor past and current military for their service and sacriice.

NOV. 10 - NOV. 12 PRATTSVILLE — The Annual Veterans’ Day Bake Sale sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Virgil E. Deyo Unit 1327 will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Nov. 10 at Jim’s Great American, 14530 Main St., Prattsville. All proceeds beneit local veterans and/or veterans families. CONESVILLE — A Veterans Day celebration luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Conesville FireHouse, Route 990V, Conesville. Sponsored by the Conesville UM Chapel Church. Reservations must be made by Nov. 9 by calling the church at 607-588-4200 or PALENVILLE — The Palenville Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary will observe Veterans Day at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Veterans Memorial Monument, 717 Route 32A, Palenville. There will be a short ceremony including the National Anthem, invocation, wreath laying and Taps. Light refreshments will be served in the ire hall following the ceremony. The public is invited. COXSACKIE — Presented by Shanna Hopson from the USS Slater Destroyer Escort Historical Museum at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Heermance Memorial Library, 1 Ely St., Coxsackie. Dazzle Camoulage: In this children’s lesson we investigate the role of the US Navy and Destroyer Escorts. As well as compare and contrast other Navy ships to USS SLATER. We’ll study SLATER’s funny paint job and what purpose it served, as well as color our own ship and give it a hero’s name. Free presentation for children 10 and younger. Registration required through the online calendar or by calling the library 518-731-8084. Parking available in rear of building. RAVENA — VFW Ravena Post 9594 will hold its annual memorial service at 11 a.m. Nov. 12 at the Ravena veterans’ memorial site on Main Street in Ravena, opposite the irehouse. All are invited to attend and enjoy refreshments at the irehouse after the service. HUDSON — Hudson Veterans Day services to be held Nov. 11 in the City of Hudson. Services will begin at 10:15 a.m. with the laying of the wreath at the Veterans Monument located at 7th Street Park in Hudson. Seventh Street will be closed from 9:45-10:45 a.m. where the parade line will assemble. The parade will then commence from Seventh Street Park, down Warren Street and across Fourth Street to the Court House Park where services will be held. East and West Court streets will be closed from 10-11:30 a.m. Contact for the event is Vince Grimaldi at 518-851-2946 or cell 518-567-8920. MELLENVILLE — Minkler-Seery American Legion Post 252 will serve a Veterans Day spaghetti dinner Nov. 10 at the Mellenville Fire House, County Road 9, Mellenville. Social time begins at 12:30 p.m. followed by dinner served at 1 p.m. Free to all Veterans and their spouse/ signiicant other. To make a reservation, call Jeff French at 518-672-4757 by Nov. 7. STEPHENTOWN — Paul Raider and others are giving an illustrated talk on World War I ~ On the Homefront at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Stephentown Historical Society meeting at the Stephentown Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road, Stephentown. This special date is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice ending the Great War. The program is free and the building is handicapped accessible. For information and directions, call 518-733-0010.

COLUMBIA-GREENE COMMUNITY COLLEGE VETERANS SERVICES Columbia-Greene Community College is proud of the veterans who have served our country during peace time or war, and we are pleased to be considered a military-friendly campus.

The Columbia-Greene Community College website includes on-campus services, contacts, and links to pages containing information about government and private agencies and organizations.


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Plan your hunt, hunt your plan By Larry DiDonato For Columbia-Greene Media


Al “Chico” Evans training for a fight.

Al ‘Chico’ Evans: Mike Tyson’s first loss By Brian Radewitz Columbia-Greene Media

CATSKILL — Long before Buster Douglas put an end to Mike Tyson’s unprecedented run through the heavyweight division, Al “Chico” Evans laid the blueprint on how to defeat the most feared man on Earth. Three years before Tyson turned pro — four years before

he became the youngest heavyweight champion in history — the Catskill boxer entered an amateur tournament in Indianapolis as the youngest competitor at 16 years old. Across the ring was Evans, the oldest fighter in the tournament at 27. Tyson was unbeaten at the time and there was already buzz

surrounding the teenager that was barely old enough to drive. He was a knockout artist with unmatched speed and power. He was the future of the sport. Evans was something of an afterthought. The elder statesman on the amateur circuit had fought some of the best young boxers in the country. While he had been around the game for a long time

he, himself, was making a run at being on the 1984 Olympic team. “Experience helped in that fight,” Evans said from his home in Chicago. “I didn’t care about how little he was or how hyped he was. I wanted to fight in the Olympics.” See TYSON B5

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As you plan your hunt, be sure the safety of all is paramount. One tip is to simply stick with the plan. If said you will be at point “A” from before sunrise till 10 a.m., do just that. If for some reason you need to move, in this day of cell phones and texting, be sure to confirm communications with others in your hunting party exactly how you are changing the plan. The reason for this is obvious. Most victims of hunter-related shootings are shot from a member of their own hunting party; tragically often by family or close friends. If you move from where you were expected to remain, danger increases. While strictly adhering to the rule of positively identifying your target before you shoot will prevent incidents, I have witnessed the tragic results of a momentary lapse to this and other safety golden rules.

pete for gridiron glory, came with a wrinkle: At St. Thomas Aquinas, students would compete in sprint football, in which the players cannot weigh more than 178 pounds. There is blocking and tackling, and players wear helmets and shoulder pads, and the game has

Although currently not required by law in New York state, more than 80 percent of big game hunters, as well as two out of three small game hunters, wear hunter orange. Most hunting-related shootings involving two hunters are visibility related. Wearing orange during deer and other gun seasons is in my opinion a no-brainer. We have all heard that hunters who wear blaze orange are seven times safer than those who do not. It’s not an idle fact; let yourself be seen by other hunters while afield and avoid becoming a statistic. When on a deer drive, both standers and drivers should wear orange, even if they don’t wear it at other times. When pushing deer to watchers or standers, it’s often the drivers that get shooting opportunities. Watchers’ exact positions need to be quickly and easily identifiable. Drivers must be seen by watchers because those on stand are searching for incoming movement. Wearing head to brown camo in thick brush or other visual obstructions is extremely dangerous. While noting the onerous is on the shooter to 100 percent positively ID his target as a deer and not a person, sadly that’s not always the case. It’s easy to be flippant, relying solely on the others adhering to that rule and saying “that can’t happen to me.” I have interviewed many who never thought it would happen to them. One case involved a driver in full camo losing his footing and the brown movement left his gloved hand visible which promptly got a .270 round through it at nearly 100 yards. The shooter was a police chief who knew better, but emotion got the better of him. Suffering revocation of his hunting privileg-



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At sunrise next Saturday morning, Nov. 17, the season for hunting deer with a firearm opens in the Southern Zone. Opening day can be nostalgic, stirring different memories for different people. Hopefully they are fond memories of past openers where family and friends got together at deer camp, the family farm, or your favorite public or private woodlot. It doesn’t matter whether reflections of a past opener resulted in killing the “buck of a lifetime”, putting some meat on the table, or getting skunked — recollections of hunts of old can be heartwarming just thinking of the friends and family who shared your time and passion on opening day. Some may not still be with us, others may have called just yesterday to plan for the season opener and beyond. While you may not need advice on strategies to hunt your old deer lot, which you all know better than anyone, a few tips to keep making new memories you’ll be happy to reflect on down the road, while avoiding potentially tragic ones can be in order.


Kyle Flanagan does squats as St. Thomas Aquinas College’s sprint football team practiced in Sparkill, N.Y. on Oct. 3. Administrators see sprint football, in which the players cannot weigh more than 178 pounds, as an answer to its struggle to attract male students and as a safer alternative to conventional college football.

A college started a tackle football team for little guys By Kevin Armstrong The New York Times

SPARKILL, N.Y. — In much of the United States, this is an era of disappearing tackle football programs. Tightening budgets and concerns about safety and liability have combined to spell the end of football at colleges like Hofstra

in Hempstead, New York, and St. Mary’s College of California. Then there is St. Thomas Aquinas, a 65-year-old college founded by Dominican nuns, which is running a counter play. It started a football program this season instead of ending one. The move, part of a strategy to increase male enrollment, not really one to com-



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NFL American Football Conference East W L T Pct PF New England 7 2 0 .778 270 Miami 5 4 0 .556 187 N.Y. Jets 3 6 0 .333 198 Bufalo 2 7 0 .222 96 South W L T Pct PF Houston 6 3 0 .667 216 Tennessee 4 4 0 .500 134 Indianapolis 3 5 0 .375 231 Jacksonville 3 5 0 .375 134 North W L T Pct PF Pittsburgh 6 2 1 .722 279 Cincinnati 5 3 0 .625 221 Baltimore 4 5 0 .444 213 Cleveland 2 6 1 .278 190 West W L T Pct PF Kansas City 8 1 0 .889 327 L.A. Chargers 6 2 0 .750 220 Denver 3 6 0 .333 205 Oakland 1 7 0 .125 141 National Football Conference East W L T Pct PF Washington 5 3 0 .625 160 Philadelphia 4 4 0 .500 178 Dallas 3 5 0 .375 154 N.Y. Giants 1 7 0 .125 150 South W L T Pct PF New Orleans 7 1 0 .875 279 Carolina 6 3 0 .667 241 Atlanta 4 4 0 .500 228 Tampa Bay 3 5 0 .375 229 North W L T Pct PF Chicago 5 3 0 .625 235 Minnesota 5 3 1 .611 221 Green Bay 3 4 1 .438 192 Detroit 3 5 0 .375 180 West W L T Pct PF L.A. Rams 8 1 0 .889 299 Seattle 4 4 0 .500 188 Arizona 2 6 0 .250 110 San Francisco 2 7 0 .222 207 Week 10 Thursday’s game Pittsburgh 52, Carolina 21 Sunday’s games Atlanta at Cleveland, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. New England at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Bufalo at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Arizona at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Miami at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Rams, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.

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College football FBS Thursday’s game SOUTH Wake Forest 27, N.C. State 23 Friday’s games EAST Louisville at Syracuse, 7 p.m. WEST Fresno State at Boise State, 10:15 p.m. Saturday’s games EAST Texas Christian at West Virginia, Noon Wisconsin at Penn State, Noon Brigham Young at Massachusetts, Noon Lafayette at Army, Noon Southern Methodist at Connecticut, Noon North Texas at Old Dominion, 2 p.m. Charlotte at Marshall, 2:30 p.m. Liberty at Virginia, 3 p.m. Michigan at Rutgers, 3:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m. Clemson at Boston College, 8 p.m. SOUTH South Carolina at Florida, Noon Mississippi at Texas A&M, Noon Navy at Central Florida, Noon Tulsa at Memphis, Noon North Carolina at Duke, 12:20 p.m. Troy at Georgia Southern, 1 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Texas El Paso, 3 p.m. Mississippi State at Alabama, 3:30 p.m. Kentucky at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. Appalachian State at Texas State, 4 p.m. East Carolina at Tulane, 4 p.m. Georgia State at UL Lafayette, 5 p.m. UL Monroe at South Alabama, 5 p.m. Western Kentucky at Florida Atlantic, 5 p.m. Auburn at Georgia, 7 p.m. Miami at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m. Fla. International at Texas-San Antonio, 7 p.m. Rice at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. Temple at Houston, 7 p.m. Texas at Texas Tech, 7:30 p.m. Southern Mississippi at UAB, 7:30 p.m. MIDWEST Akron at Eastern Michigan, Noon Vanderbilt at Missouri, Noon Illinois at Nebraska, Noon Maryland at Indiana, Noon Ohio State at Michigan State, Noon Kansas at Kansas State, Noon Bowling Green at Central Michigan, 3 p.m. Northwestern at Iowa, 3:30 p.m. Baylor at Iowa State, 3:30 p.m. Oklahoma State at Oklahoma, 3:30 p.m. Purdue at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. South Florida at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Louisiana State at Arkansas, 7:30 p.m. Florida State at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. WEST UCLA at Arizona State, 2 p.m. Washington State at Colorado, 3:30 p.m. New Mexico at Air Force, 3:30 p.m. San Jose State at Utah State, 4 p.m. Arkansas State at Coastal Carolina, 5 p.m. Oregon at Utah, 5:30 p.m. Oregon State at Stanford, 9 p.m. UNLV at San Diego State, 10:30 p.m. Colorado State at Nevada, 10:30 p.m. California at Southern California, 10:30 p.m.

College Basketball MEN’S SCORES Thursday’s games Louisville 85, Nicholls State 72 Connecticut 80, Morehead St. 70 Notre Dame 89, Chicago St. 62 Siena 69, George Washington 61 Liberty 89, Maine-Fort Kent 40 East Tennessee St. 109, Hiwassee College 44 Purdue Fort Wayne 112, Earlham 51 Norfolk State 108, Mid-Atlantic Christian 50 Florida Gulf Coast 81, Southeastern U. 54 Little Rock 101, SE Oklahoma State 92 Southern Methodist 69, Northwestern St. 58 Illinois 99, Evansville 60 Iowa 77, UMKC 63 Northwestern 82, New Orleans 52 Drake 98, Buena Vista 52 Sam Houston St. 94, Southwestern 56 South Dakota State 78, Alabama St. 61 Central Arkansas 99, Hendrix College 73 Utah 75, Maine 61

Eastern Conference Atlantic W L Pct Toronto 11 1 .917 Boston 7 4 .636 Philadelphia 7 5 .583 Brooklyn 5 6 .455 New York 4 8 .333 Central W L Pct Milwaukee 8 2 .800 Indiana 7 5 .583 Detroit 5 5 .500 Chicago 3 9 .250 Cleveland 1 10 .091 Southeast W L Pct Charlotte 6 5 .545 Miami 5 5 .500 Orlando 4 7 .364 Atlanta 3 8 .273 Washington 2 8 .200 Western Conference Northwest W L Pct Denver 9 2 .818 Portland 8 3 .727 Oklahoma City 7 4 .636 Utah 5 6 .455 Minnesota 4 8 .333 Paciic W L Pct Golden State 10 1 .909 L.A. Clippers 6 4 .600 Sacramento 6 5 .545 L.A. Lakers 5 6 .455 Phoenix 2 9 .182 Southwest W L Pct San Antonio 6 4 .600 Memphis 6 4 .600 New Orleans 5 6 .455 Houston 4 6 .400 Dallas 3 8 .273 Wednesday’s games Oklahoma City 95, Cleveland 86 Detroit 103, Orlando 96 New York 112, Atlanta 107 Miami 95, San Antonio 88 Philadelphia 100, Indiana 94 Memphis 89, Denver 87 New Orleans 107, Chicago 98 Utah 117, Dallas 102 Toronto 114, Sacramento 105 L.A. Lakers 114, Minnesota 110 Thursday’s games Oklahoma City 98, Houston 80 Boston 116, Phoenix 109 (OT) L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10 p.m. Friday’s games Washington at Orlando, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Denver, 9 p.m. Boston at Utah, 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Saturday’s games New York at Toronto, 3 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Washington at Miami, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Memphis, 8 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

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NHL Eastern Conference Atlantic Division GP W L OT SO Pts Tampa Bay 16 12 3 1 0 25 Toronto 15 10 5 0 0 20 Montreal 16 8 5 3 0 19 Boston 15 8 5 2 0 18 Bufalo 16 8 6 2 0 18 Ottawa 16 6 7 3 0 15 Detroit 15 5 8 1 1 12 Florida 12 4 5 1 2 11 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT SO Pts N.Y. Islanders 15 8 5 1 1 18 Washington 14 7 4 2 1 17 Columbus 15 8 6 1 0 17 Philadelphia 16 8 7 1 0 17 Carolina 16 7 7 2 0 16 Pittsburgh 14 6 5 1 2 15 N.Y. Rangers 15 7 7 1 0 15 New Jersey 13 6 6 1 0 13 Western Conference Central Division GP W L OT SO Pts Nashville 15 12 3 0 0 24 Dallas 16 9 6 1 0 19 Minnesota 14 8 4 1 1 18 Winnipeg 14 8 5 1 0 17 Colorado 15 7 5 2 1 17 Chicago 16 6 7 3 0 15 St. Louis 13 5 5 3 0 13 Paciic Division GP W L OT SO Pts Vancouver 17 10 6 0 1 21 Calgary 16 9 6 0 1 19 San Jose 16 8 5 1 2 19 Edmonton 16 8 7 1 0 17 Anaheim 17 7 7 1 2 17 Arizona 14 7 6 1 0 15 Vegas 16 7 8 0 1 15 Los Angeles 14 5 8 1 0 11 Wednesday’s games Washington 2, Pittsburgh 1 Nashville 4, Colorado 1 Anaheim 3, Calgary 2 Thursday’s games Vancouver 8, Boston 5 Florida 4, Edmonton 1 Philadelphia 5, Arizona 4, OT Bufalo 6, Montreal 5, OT Vegas 5, Ottawa 3 Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Carolina 4, Chicago 3 Dallas 4, San Jose 3 Friday’s games New Jersey at Toronto, 7 p.m. Columbus at Washington, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Colorado at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

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MLS PLAYOFFS Conference Semiinals Home-and-home First leg Eastern Conference Sunday, Nov. 4: Columbus 1, New York 0 Sunday, Nov. 4: Atlanta 1, New York City FC 0 Western Conference Sunday, Nov. 4: Portland 2, Seattle 1 Sunday, Nov. 4: Sporting Kansas City 1, Real Salt Lake 1 Second leg Times TBA Eastern Conference Sunday: New York City FC at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Sunday: Columbus at New York, 7:30 p.m. Western Conference Thursday: Portland at Seattle, 10:30 p.m. Sunday: Real Salt Lake at Sporting KC, 3 p.m.

By David Whitley Orlando Sentinel

Spring training is three months away, but it’s always Tebow season for baseball skeptics. They have come out firing after the New York Mets said Tim Tebow would likely start the year in Triple-A. That’s just one step away from the Major Leagues, which is about 1,000 steps closer than critics ever thought he’d get. Still, they greeted this week’s news with the usual horror. “You’ve got to be kidding me,” Mike Francesa blared on WFAN radio in New York. “The Mets should be embarrassed.” Actually, it’s the critics who should be embarrassed over their track record with Tebow. He spent last year with Double-A Binghamton, but New York general manager Brodie Van Wagenen told that Tebow has earned the promotion to Triple-A Syracuse. If Tebow has a good spring training, he might even make the Mets’ Opening Day roster. “If he wows us, you never know,” Van Wagenen told Tebow is unlikely to wow his way to the big leagues, but the mere fact his post-football career has progressed this far makes him a truly Amazing Met. Tebow announced he wanted to play baseball just two years ago. He hadn’t played the sport since his junior year at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., but he held a tryout and the Mets signed him to a minor-league contract. That alone was enough to make the baseball cognoscenti apoplectic. “His presence her is a farce,” wrote when Tebow played in the Arizona Fall League in 2016. “He looks like an impostor pretending to


Tim Tebow at bat for the Eastern Division All-Stars in the fifth inning of the game vs. the Western Division All-Stars hosted by the Trenton Thunder at Arm & Hammer Park on July 11, 2018 in Trenton, N.J. He doubled in the second inning.

have talent he does not possess.” There’s no question that Tebow struggled to hit a curveball. Heck, he struggled to hit any ball. But what did they expect from a guy who hadn’t swung a bat in a dozen years? Tebow grinded like a maniac and made himself into a respectable low minor-leaguer. I figured that’s where his adventure would end, but before last season’s spring training then-GM Sandy Alderson said he envisioned Tebow making the majors. Cue the laughter. decreed such a thing would be a “Mets money grab, slightly more dignified but far less charming than the Eddie Gaedel stunt.” Gaedel was a 3-foot-7 pinch hitter/publicity stunt with the St. Louis Browns in 1951. American League president Will Harridge was not amused and immediately voided Gae-

del’s contract. The way Francesa is squawking that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred should do the same with Tebow. “You’re telling me Tim Tebow might be on your Opening Day roster?” he said on his popular radio show. “You’ve got room for him on your Opening Day roster? Why? Why?” Because few baseball prospects have improved from terrible-to-decent in as short of time as Tebow. He hit .273 with six home runs and 36 RBIs last year in Double-A. If not for a broken hand suffered in July, he might have been called up when the rosters expanded last September. Along the way, he sold a ton of tickets and lured thousands of people to minor-league parks that otherwise wouldn’t have known the Binghamton Rumble Ponies from the Washington Generals. This latest uproar is spiced

up by the fact Van Wagenen was Tebow’s agent until taking the Mets job last week. Is he just trying to enrich his former client? Cue the conspiracy theory outrage. “Go back to being an agent and leave us alone. Stop wasting our time,” Francesa said. His ultimate assessment of Tebow: “He can’t play a lick,” Francesa said. My guess is that Tebow will be overwhelmed by Major League pitching in spring training, then he’ll struggle at Syracuse. By mid-summer he’ll be hitting about .240 and the Mets will consider calling him up. As charmed a life as he’s led, it’s still hard to see Tebow ever being a regular Major Leaguer. But he has certainly proven he can play more than a lick, even if the critics will never admit it.

Porzingis, Fizdale at odds over recovery? Field Level Media New York Knicks coach David Fizdale and Kristaps Porzingis seem to have differing opinions on where the AllStar forward is in his rehab from an ACL injury in his left knee. Porzingis, 23, injured his knee in February and missed the remainder of last season. The team has been steadfast about not rushing him back and on Thursday, Fizdale said the team hadn’t seen much progress recently. The coach said Porzingis was limited to shooting and light jogging and wasn’t up to running at a full sprint yet. “He’s still kind of there ... Not huge jumps,” Fizdale said. Porzingis seemed to respond with photos that appeared to show him sprinting on an outdoor track. It’s worth noting there’s no indication of when the photos were taken. The Knicks have opened the season 4-8 and sport the youngest roster in the NBA. In October, the team declined to offer a contract extension for Porzingis in order to free up an expected $10 million to pursue free agents


New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis looks on during a second half time out against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.

next summer. Porzingis will be a restricted free agent then and the Knicks are projected to have just more than $30 million available under the salary cap, enough to lure a max value contract in free agency. “I’m hungry,” Porzingis said at the team’s media day before the season. “I want to be on the court as soon as possible. It’s good that I have a good team around me, holding me back when I need to be held back, telling me I need to be patient. It’s a long process, already 7 1/2 months. “I’m getting itchy. But it won’t happen until I am 110 percent and medically cleared.” The 7-foot-3 Latvian wouldn’t rule out missing the entire season, offering only “it’s hard to say” when asked about the possibility. In 48 games last season, Porzingis averaged 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game. Entering his fourth season, he has career averages of 17.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.0 blocks.


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es and eventual recovery of his cousin’s hand after repeated surgeries was the small price they paid. In another case, the hunting party was not so lucky. It involved a timed drive with one party remaining in his tree stand while his good buddy drove to him through thick brush. It was toward the end of the day, but well within legal hunting hours; AKA visibility quickly diminishing. It was so thick the driver needed to crawl on all fours the last 40 yards. He was fatally shot through the chest at only 28 yards. Wearing hunter orange would have saved his life and the hand of the other driver in the previous case.

WHEN DRIVING, BE SURE TO KEEP TO YOUR PRE-PLANNED PATH Remember, watchers and standers perceptions often differ, so be on guard for deviations. Stick to the planned path, but it’s not always so easy, especially for those who are less agile who may go around a newly-blown down or wet area to ease mobility moving out of their “zone” of approach to the watchers. Orange is the equalizer here, making everyone safer. A little common sense and pre-planning goes a long way to making us all safe. Complacency is the enemy. It’s complacency, rather than lack of knowledge of safety principles, that leads to problems. Remember, visibility is critical, so consider orange even if you never did before. Let’s all focus on making new fond memories of opening day for the future, because though we may not realize it now, these are the good old days! Enjoy them and be safe! Happy hunting, fishing and trapping until next time.

NEWS AND NOTES — The Federation of Polish Sportsmen Club is hold-

ing a Turkey Shoot tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 11 beginning at 9 a.m. at 400 Newman Road in Hudson. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be available. First prizes are turkeys with chickens serving as second prize. There will be $3 money shoots as well. — The “Free Fly-Tying Series” at Field & Stream in Latham continues on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The class runs from 7-9 p.m. at the store, with the last follow-up class scheduled for Dec. 4. You get to keep all the flies you make, along with a bound instructional fly-tying manual. Paul Sinicki of Capitol District Fly Fishers will be on hand teaching the fly-tying techniques. To attend these free classes, call 518-7853270 and asked them to sign you up.

TIMELY TIPS — DEC reminds hunters to “Hunt Smart, Hunt Safe” by following the four cardinal rules of firearms safety: Besides knowing how to operate your firearm: • Treat every firearm as if it is loaded. • Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. • Keep your finger outside of the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot. • Be sure of your target and what is in front of it and beyond it. While we all have heard these essentials of firearms safety many times before, it’s worth repeating since the majority of firearms discharge incidents involve violating one of these tenets of safety. Lastly, before going afield, let someone know where you are hunting and when you expect to return. — Remember to report poaching violations by calling 1-844-DEC-ECOS. You can share any comments with our sports editor at *If you have a fishing or hunting report, photo, or event you would like to be considered for publication, you can send it to: huntfishreport@






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Week 10 NFL picks: QB injuries shape Jets-Bills By Joe Manniello Newsday

Vegas took a pounding in Week 9 as the public cashed on big favorites and popular teams to back (see: the Chiefs). There aren’t that many compelling matchups this week and favorites could have a field day. They went 7-6 against the spread in Week 9 but underdogs still lead, 6558-6, for the season. My most-confident picks ATS this week are the Saints, Patriots, Chiefs and Lions. Two tricky games to avoid: Bills-Jets and Giants-49ers. Remember, I pick every game but you don’t have to. 1 P.M. GAMES BILLS (2-7) AT JETS (3-6) Jets by 7; O/U: 36.5 The only thing worse than having to pick this game is having tickets for it! If you want to take the points against a Jets team that has scored 17, 10 and 6 points the last three weeks, and will be without Sam Darnold, it’s understandable. But here’s why I’m backing the Jets: They’re home before their bye, and while a win over the woeful Bills won’t change their season, it will at least provide some positivity going into the week off. Also, save for a 27-point eruption at Minnesota, Buffalo has scored 3, 0, 13 and 5 points in its other four road games. If the Jets win 9-3, then so be it, but here’s hoping it’s 20-10. PATRIOTS (7-2) AT TITANS (4-4) Patriots by 6.5; O/U: 46.5 It’s tempting to take Tennessee at home with so many points here after an impressive win on MNF. But the Patriots aren’t the Cowboys. New England South, with former Patriots Mike Vrabel, Dion Lewis and Malcolm Butler in Tennessee, are outclassed. The Pats have rolled off six straight wins and were a half point away from going 6-0 ATS. They’ve scored at least 38 points in four of those wins. The Titans average 16.8 points per game. The pick: Patriots CARDINALS (2-6) AT CHIEFS (8-1) Chiefs by 16.5; O/U: 49.5 When Buffalo won outright at Minnesota as a 16.5-point underdog in Week 3, I said I’d never take that big a favorite again. Um, well, about that. Arizona is 0-6 against teams not named the 49ers, being held to 6, 0, 14, 17, 17 and 10 points. The Chiefs (NFL-best 7-1-1 ATS) lead the league with


New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) recovers a high snap as Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Malveaux (75) applies pressure during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium.

36.3 points per game. In four home games, they’ve scored 45, 38 and 30 twice. Lay the points and don’t even give it a second thought: Chiefs 45, Cardinals 17. The pick: Chiefs REDSKINS (5-3) AT BUCS (3-6) Bucs by 3; O/U: 51 Washington lost two offensive linemen to season-ending injuries during the Falcons loss, and could be down another starter or two on the Oline. Yikes! This Bucs team is hard to figure, but they should be able to beat a banged-up Redskins team ... I think. The pick: Bucs SAINTS (7-1) AT BENGALS (5-3) Saints by 5.5; O/U: 54 It’s the 14th edition of the “Who Dat vs. Who Dey” Bowl. This is the classic scenario for a letdown, as the Saints just handed the Rams their first loss in a thriller and now go on the road against an AFC team off its bye. New Orleans also has the Eagles and Falcons flying into town after this, so maybe it’ll be looking ahead. Those theories are sometimes overblown, and here’s the thing: New Orleans has won seven straight, covered in its last six and looks unstoppable. The Bengals don’t have A.J. Green. The Saints have Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara and Mi-

chael Thomas, and they won’t phone it in. The pick: Saints FALCONS (4-4) AT BROWNS (2-6-1) Falcons by 5.5; O/U: 50.5 Atlanta looked like a different team last week in a 38-14 win off its bye. The Browns are dealing with defensive injuries and while they were a good underdog bet early on, they’ve failed to cover in three of their last four games. Philip Rivers (38), Ben Roethlisberger (33) and Patrick Mahomes (37) have spearheaded big point totals against them the last month and Matt Ryan should do the same. The pick: Falcons LIONS (3-5) AT BEARS (5-3) Bears by 6.5; O/U: 44 Detroit has lost two in a row and just allowed 10 sacks at Minnesota. The Bears should win at home, but this is too many points. Detroit has beaten Chicago three in a row and nine of 10. These teams meet again on Thanksgiving. The pick: Lions JAGUARS (3-5) AT COLTS (3-5) Colts by 3; O/U: 47 One team won two in a row to get to 3-5. The other lost four in a row to get to 3-5. Both teams are off a bye, and everything we’ve seen in the last few weeks says the Colts should

beat the dysfunctional Jaguars at home. But this is the NFL, and when you pick every game every week you realize nothing is what it seems. This is the 2018 “George Costanza Opposite Game.” I’ll go against what seems to be an obvious choice in Indy and take a shot that Jacksonville figured things out during the week off. The pick: Jaguars 4 P.M. GAMES SEAHAWKS (4-4) AT RAMS (8-1) Rams by 10; O/U: 51 The Rams will get back on track at home after their first loss, but this is too many points to lay against a solid division opponent. Seattle lost the first meeting, 33-31, and it won at L.A. last year. The offensive line is improved and the Seahawks will keep the Rams’ offense on the sideline enough for the cover. The pick: Seahawks DOLPHINS (5-4) AT PACKERS (3-4-1) Packers by 10; O/U: 47.5 After back-to-back road losses to the Rams and Patriots, the Packers finally catch a break from the schedule makers. Their last home game was Oct. 15, a MNF scare as they held off San Francisco. This won’t be close as Aaron Rodgers and the Pack take out their

frustration on a depleted Dolphins team. The pick: Packers CHARGERS (6-2) AT RAIDERS (1-7) Chargers by 10; O/U: 50 The Chargers have won five in a row, including 26-10 over the Raiders in Week 5. This is a lot of points to lay on the road in the division, but how can you back Oakland after a 343 loss at San Francisco? The Raiders are 1-6-1 ATS, which believe it or not is one more win than my record (0-8 ATS) picking Chargers games. That changes on Sunday. The pick: Chargers SUNDAY NIGHT COWBOYS (3-5) AT EAGLES (4-4) Eagles by 7; O/U: 43 Week 10 doesn’t feature many exciting matchups, with the best game being on Thursday night. Cowboys-Eagles in prime time at least has that NFC East rivalry thing going for it. Had Dallas won at home on Monday night, this would’ve had more juice with both teams at 4-4 and a possible share of first place on the line. The Eagles are off a bye after the London win. A rested Philly team has the big edge over a Dallas team on a short week. The Cowboys are 0-4 on the road. Look for Golden

Tate to have a big game in his Eagles debut. The former Lion torched Dallas in Week 4 with eight catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Carson Wentz gets him involved right away as the Eagles soar to a comfortable win. The pick: Eagles MONDAY NIGHT GIANTS (1-7) AT 49ERS (2-7) 49ERS by 3; O/U: 44 Anyone else tired of seeing these teams in prime time? Interestingly, the Giants were also 1-7 when they visited San Francisco last year, a 3121 loss. If the Giants win, it wouldn’t be a shock. But the more likely scenario is that 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, equipped with 10-plus days to prepare, will have a master plan for Nick Mullens. The third-stringer threw three touchdowns in his debut and his passer rating of 151.9 was the highest by a quarterback with at least 20 attempts in his first NFL game since 1970. Expect a prime-time encore for Montana, er, Mullens. The pick: 49ers

Fantasy football 2018: NFL Week 10 cheat sheet By John Romero The Washington Post

Need some quick tips to assemble your fantasy lineup for Week 10? With another four teams on their bye week, we’ve combed the far reaches of the internet and culled only the choicest fantasy tips and advice for your consumption. Below you’ll find easily digestible nuggets from multiple fantasy experts, addressing some of the critical situations fantasy owners will face from week to week. Dig in. And dominate.

INJURY DECISIONS Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks: Carson sat out practice for the second consecutive day Thursday, and Carson owners probably want to have an alternative going into Seattle’s Week 10 game against the Rams. Los Angeles’ defense, while talented, surrenders yards so if you have Carson’s backup, Mike Davis (more below), that would certainly be an option. Carson will likely be a game-time decision, but given how brittle he’s been, he’s a tough recommendation. Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars: Fournette owners can rejoice; the Jacksonville running back has practiced in full all week. We could see a bit of a timeshare in Fournette’s first week back, but this is a must-win if the Jaguars hope to get back into the playoff picture. Fournette owners have obviously had to replace him

in their lineups for the bulk of the season, but don’t want to have him on the bench if he breaks out. He’s tough to recommend, but he’s tougher to bench if he’s been a full practice participant. A.J. Green, WR, Bengals: Green will miss at least two games, according to reports. It’s a big blow for Green owners, but it doesn’t appear to be long-term. Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots: Gronkowski remains limited in practice and his status for New England’s Week 10 contest is iffy. Keep monitoring and have an alternative tight end in case he misses another week. Sony Michel, RB, Patriots: The New England tailback has been limited in practice, but is expected to return for the team’s game against the Titans in Week 10. Michel was starting to come into his own before suffering another setback. He’s also sharing backfield duties with James White, who’s been terrific. Monitor Michel’s status as game time approaches. Tennessee has been impressive on defense and if Michel is going to see a small number of snaps, other options might be the way to go.

FRINGE STARTERS Duke Johnson, RB, Browns: Johnson owners finally got what they’ve been looking for this season from the Cleveland running back. After hauling in 74 receptions in 2017, John-


Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith (25) rushes for a twelve yard touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedEx Field.

son was highly sought in PPRbased fantasy leagues. And despite the Browns showing a little more life this season, Johnson’s production hasn’t been what was expected. However, with the team shipping out Carlos Hyde a couple weeks back and installing a new offensive coordinator, Johnson may have reclaimed his pass-catching role in the Browns’ offense. While you

can’t count on the two touchdowns Johnson scored in Week 9, another solid receiving day against the visiting Falcons is certainly doable. He should be in your lineup. Aaron Jones, RB, Packers: It’s been a process, but Jones finally seems to be emerging as top dog in Green Bay, though his owners probably have been asking what took so long. Jones has back-to-back games

with 14 and 16 touches. Jamal Williams’s role continues to shrink, plus there was the departure of Ty Montgomery. The Packers are home after a pair of tough losses to the Rams and Patriots, and Week 10 brings an appealing matchup against the Dolphins, who have been generous to opposing tailbacks. Start Jones with confidence. Dion Lewis, RB, Titans: Lewis has had his two best games since the opening week of the season and was very impressive in Tennessee’s win over the Cowboys. Given his versatility, there’s no reason he shouldn’t continue to get the lion’s share of touches. He gets to play his former team, the Patriots, in Week 10. It will probably be asking a lot for Lewis to repeat the numbers he’s put up the past two weeks, but New England’s defense often relies on a benddon’t-break philosophy. Lewis should be able to provide a serviceable game for his owners this weekend. And some are high on Lewis for the rest of the season. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Packers: Randall Cobb’s injuries led to Geronimo Allison emerging in Green Bay’s receiving corps. Allison then ran into injury issues after some solid performances, and the void for the Packers is starting to be filled by Valdes-Scantling. In the past four games, Valdes-Scantling has scored twice and has two

games with more than 100 yards. He’s a terrific athlete, and with Allison out indefinitely, Valdes-Scantling has a chance to be a strong fantasy contributor down the stretch. Owners should consider him if they’re in need of a WR2/ flex play; a computer model certainly likes the matchup for Valdes-Scantling.

LOTTERY TICKETS THAT COULD PAY OFF Mike Davis, RB, Seahawks: Davis has been picking up the slack with teammate Chris Carson dealing with injuries. Davis produced three doubledigit performances over the past five games. Seattle is facing the Rams for the second time this season; Davis rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown in their earlier meeting. If you have Carson, owning Davis is a must. If you’re simply an owner looking for a running back for a spot-start, Davis could be a serviceable option. Ito Smith, RB, Falcons: On the heels of Atlanta’s bye week, all Smith did was turn in his best game of the season in the Week 9 victory over the Redskins. Smith gained 60 yards on 10 carries and scored for the fourth time in five games. Now the Falcons head to Cleveland, where a Browns’ defensive unit that has surrendered 14 rushing touchdowns this season awaits, worst in the league. Smith remains available in 58 percent of ESPN leagues.


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Hill’s ‘mutual breakup’ with ESPN reunited her with print journalism By Ben Strauss The Washington Post

Six young fellows from the Atlantic sat around a table inside a coffee shop at the Watergate Hotel on a recent afternoon as Jemele Hill, a new staff writer at the magazine, recounted her journey in journalism. Hill had been hired just a few weeks before after a very public exit from ESPN, where she had become one of the network’s most prominent TV personalities. But she reminded the fellows — all of them both women and minorities — that print reporting was her first love. As a student at Michigan State, she once wrote a story about a professor giving out fake grades. During an internship at the Raleigh News & Observer, she spelled the name of a subject wrong in her first front-page story. With a pair of Beats headphones draped around her neck and her braids pulled back in a pony tail, Hill, 42, told the fellows, “In this business, you are going to walk into so many rooms and no one will look like you. You will make mistakes and not feel like you belong in this world, but don’t feel like you should pirouette off a building.”

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plenty of opportunity for injury. But in sprint football, punishing collisions between 300-pound linemen and 190-pound tailbacks cannot occur. The game is more about speed and swing plays out wide than about pounding runs into the line and passes over the middle. Given that, administrators at St. Thomas Aquinas, a private liberal arts college of roughly 2,200 students 15 miles north of New York City, said the benefits of fielding a squad outweighed the costs. They also saw sprint football as a safer alternative to conventional football, amid worries about brain injuries from repeated blows to the head. As insurance, the college’s athletic director, Gerry Oswald, also bought helmets equipped with sensors to alert trainers on the sideline when a player absorbed a big blow. “So far, knock on wood, we haven’t had any really serious injuries,” Oswald said recently. “It’s a very competitive game, but within a reasonable weight limit on the field.”

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GETTING INTO THE GAME Evans grew up on the south side of Chicago and moved to the west side after his brother was shot and killed. “I was the oldest at home. When we moved to the projects in the west side, a lot of guys calling me names and wanted to fight me,” he said. “I didn’t really ever stick up for myself because my mother lived on the first floor and I didn’t want anyone to come back and shoot into the windows. “One guy kept on picking at me so I went with a friend of mine and saw some boxing gloves on sale. I thought if I bought them and fought the guy with gloves on he’d know he’d lost and wouldn’t go get a gun. When I got the gloves, I walked up to the basketball court and he’s the first one that ran up on me. He says he was gonna whoop my ass. We put the gloves on, after about 5, 6, 7 minutes, he told his corner guys to take the gloves off. They wouldn’t do it and he eventually walked away.” Though it was at its most basic form, it was Evans’ first taste of boxing. He didn’t fall in love with the sport, like many other fighters, but he was good at it.

She paused. “Believe me,” she said. “I would know.” Hill spent more than a decade at ESPN, climbing from online columnist to podcast host to host of the 6 p.m. “SportsCenter.” Last year, she became famous far beyond sports circles when she called President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” in a Twitter reply. Press secretary Sarah Sanders responded in the White House briefing room, labeling Hill’s comment a fireable offense. (Hill was later suspended from ESPN when she suggested on Twitter that unhappy NFL fans could boycott advertisers associated with the Dallas Cowboys after owner Jerry Jones said his players would be benched if they didn’t stand for the national anthem.) Hill remained at ESPN for a year after the Trump dust up before reaching a buyout in September. Her 6 p.m. “SportsCenter” struggled to build an audience, and when she left she was writing for ESPN’s race, sports and culture website, The Undefeated. Still, she recognizes the paradox of her final months at ESPN. Off “SportsCenter,” she became a bigger star and a symbol of The Resistance,

almost accidentally achieving a unique brand of Trump-era celebrity that then offered a platform not available to every ESPN host — or Atlantic writer. “It was a mutual breakup,” Hill said. “I don’t think it could have gone on.” Of her comment about Trump, she added, “I know I wouldn’t be [at the Atlantic] today if I hadn’t said it, but I don’t want that to be the first line of my obit: ‘She tweeted at Donald Trump.’” The Atlantic, then, represents a fresh start. And there, Hill said, she wants to be a journalist again. “For real, I got into TV when I heard about Matt Lauer’s contract,” she said with a chuckle. “Twenty five million dollars and he got Fridays off.” Hill has straightforward marching orders from her new boss, Atlantic Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg. “The thing that ESPN did not want her to be,” he said, “is the thing I want her to be.” Goldberg was scrolling through Twitter one night several months ago when he saw that Hill was a free agent. He was a writer at the Atlantic in 2011 when the civil rights historian Taylor Branch published his seminal story about college sports, arguing that

the system was corrupt and that players ought to be paid. The magazine’s cover image was of a shirtless black athlete with a tattoo: “Property of the NCAA.” In his office on a recent afternoon, Goldberg tossed the issue on a table and said the piece was exactly the way the magazine should cover sports — through the lens of race and politics. “We’re never going to cover games here,” he said. “I’m interested in ownership issues, in what happens to players after they retire, in educations that are provided to players for free who are playing for very wealthy universities. And so is Jemele.” The Atlantic is undergoing an expansion, hiring dozens of journalists after an investment from Laurene Powell Jobs. Goldberg thus reached out to Hill, and when they met she came prepared with story ideas, from short columns to long magazine pieces. Hill’s top profile target, for instance, is Serena Williams. Hill, who lived briefly in Washington this year, has since moved to Los Angeles and started a production company, Lodge Freeway Media, named for a highway in her hometown of Detroit. She is voicing a Showtime docu-

mentary produced by LeBron James, “Shut Up and Dribble,” and developing a comedy series with Sony and the actress Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade’s wife. There could be more partnerships with both Union and James’s production company in the future. For all the ambition Hill and her editor share, that raises a nagging question of propriety: Whether she can be in business with athletes while also writing genre-defining pieces about them. “We’ll have to watch this,” Goldberg said. “If she’s working on a documentary with an athlete, we’ll be transparent and say so with full disclosure and let the reader weigh it accordingly. But if we come to the conclusion that because of various complications she can’t do the full task required, we’ll move to another subject. There’s plenty to write about.” Hill compared the arrangement to when she has written critically of her alma mater Michigan State in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. She and Spartans basketball Coach Tom Izzo developed a friendship over the years, yet she wrote a tough-minded piece for The Undefeated, arguing that he owed the public better answers for how he han-

dled sexual assault allegations against his players. Might Hill one day need to choose between print journalism and her other pursuits? “If I became the next Shonda Rhimes, I would have to make a decision,” she said, referring to the television producer, “but I don’t think they’re in competition with each other.” For the Atlantic, Hill has examined black men’s support for Brett Kavanaugh and written about Beto O’Rourke’s support for NFL players’ right to protest during the national anthem. There is, she said, a freedom in moving on from ESPN, but also, perhaps, a level of intimidation. “Every single person you’re running into at work has covered foreign affairs or the White House or something super significant,” she said. Back at the coffee shop, Hill and the young fellows traded notes on their favorite editors, discussed how to pitch stories and returned often to the subject of how people of color can make their way in the profession. “In some ways, it can get even worse as your career progresses,” Hill said of opportunities for minorities. “Like on TV.”

That weight limit carries its own requirements and regimens. One morning in August, Lori Rahaim, head athletic trainer, walked into the college library, set up equipment and addressed 63 members of the team. It was training camp, and Rahaim had to explain what she expected from them regarding everything from hygiene to hydration. When done, she issued an order. “I need you to strip down to as little clothing as possible,” she said. “Sneakers, shoes come off; socks stay on, and some kind of short apparel stays on.” “In the library?” wideout James Hanigan said. “We have three already-calibrated digital scales,” she said. “We’re not messing around.” The weigh-ins happen twice per week in season. “Mama’s cooking, mama’s cooking,” head coach Matt Barry said that day. “You got to stay off it if you want to make it. We’ve got starters at 150 pounds. There are no hogs here.” The Spartans finished their first season with a 2-4 record. It was capped by a 33-12 loss to Mansfield University of Pennsylvania last Friday. It was a

long way from four years ago, when Oswald raised the idea of bringing football to the college, where 54 percent of the students are female. Administrators considered the proposal, then set it aside. Margaret Fitzpatrick, the college’s president, later conferred with her colleagues at Chestnut Hill College, in Philadelphia, and Caldwell University, in New Jersey. Like St. Thomas, they compete at the Division II level in other sports. Fitzpatrick learned about their experiences with sprint football, and then gave Oswald the green light last year. “I had a program before I even had a football,” Fitzpatrick said. The Spartans gained admission to the Collegiate Sprint Football League, which governs the sport, in January. Barry, who was hired a few months earlier, hit the recruiting trail. His sprint football practices were conducted in nearby Tallman Mountain State Park while land was cleared on college property to make way for a 60-yard practice field across the street from a convent. Only one goal post was raised because if balls were kicked on the other end of the field, they would fly into electrical wires.

Barry adjusted to the role of building from rock bottom. “My own mother called this spring football,” he said. “She’s 91. She goes, ‘Tell me why again you’re playing in the spring?’ I said, ‘Mom, it’s sprint!’ My sister made a big sign: SPRINT FOOTBALL. My buddies ask, ‘Is it flag?’” Barry, who had coached conventional football at several high schools, never watched a sprint game before taking the job. Games can be hard to find. There are only 10 teams that play sprint football at the college level. The College Sprint Football League traces its roots to the Eastern 150-Pound Football League, which was founded in 1938 in response to the increasing size of college football players at the time. Army, Navy, Cornell, Penn and Princeton were the original members, but the league, which doubled in size over the past decade, has gradually increased the allowable weight. It took one college dropping out for St. Thomas to enter the fraternity. In 2016, Princeton, which continues to play conventional football in the Ivy League, ended its sprint football program after 106 consecutive losses. Univer-

sity officials announced that a committee “concluded that maintaining the program in its current form creates an unacceptably high risk of injury and does not permit the team to aspire to the level of success that Princeton expects.” In stepped the Spartans. Players came from Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Rhode Island to join teammates mostly from New York. Over the course of a few months, Joe Frias, a 6-foot lineman from Washington Heights, dropped from 260 pounds to 183 pounds and finally reached the required goal before the third game. Rahaim and Barry implored players to be healthy. To guard against players trying to sweat off extra pounds or purging, urine samples are taken and body fat percentages are examined. When Barry walked through the cafeteria during a recent lunch hour, players held up plates with chicken and broccoli. “I used to use a Lombardi saying: ‘You’ve got to pay the price,’ “ he said. “Now it is: ‘You’ve got to lose the weight!’“ Some of the players said they came to the college specifically for the chance to play football, so one might say the

program has already improved enrollment. “We’ve seen an immediate effect,” said Michael DiBartolomeo, the university’s vice president for enrollment. “Overall numbers are up. More males on campus and in residence halls.” Barry’s Spartans proved to be quick learners, or else they were simply good at football despite their size. In the opening game, at a home field 19 miles from campus, they rushed out to a 30-0 lead over Post University, of Waterbury, Connecticut, and won, 30-7, in front of 1,300 fans. Afterward, bagpipers from the Emerald Society serenaded Barry in the parking lot as his players stripped off gear inside a practice bubble that doubled as a locker room. The director of football operations ordered 90 pizzas to celebrate. When the pizza arrived, players debated whether to eat it. They knew they would have to weigh in again three days later. “Is there a healthier option?” quarterback Luke Sullivan said.

“When I boxed on the street it was fun,” he said. “I made it fun. I boxed 14 people in one day when I first started. They thought they could beat me. Soon as I got the gloves, I got all of ’em. It was one of the best days of my life. Got the guys I really wanted to hit with a stick.” Eventually Evans landed at the Windy City Boxing Club and began training under Clarence Griffin. In his first amateur fight he squared off against Renaldo Snipes — a future top-ranked heavyweight — and knocked him down twice. A knee injury forced him out of the ring for two years and made him miss an opportunity at the 1980 Olympic Games. With his sights set on the 1984 Olympics, Evans entered the tournament in Indianapolis hungry and ready to make his mark.

and Evans slipped the punch, catching Tyson with a shot that sent him to the canvas. “More angry than hurt, Tyson took an eight count and then went after Evans,” a report in The Daily Mail stated. “He scored with several body blows and was backing Evans into the ropes when both fighters slipped. Evans hit Tyson with another punch while, according to Tyson’s trainer Kevin Rooney, Tyson was still half on the floor.” Evans remembers it a bit differently, stating that “the referee told Tyson to fight after the first knockdown. He stepped toward me and fell again before I could even hit him and that was it.” Evander Holyfield, who would later be forever tied to Tyson with the infamous earbiting incident, caught the fight, telling the L.A. Times in 1989 that, “I saw him get hit on the chin and fall on his face. He was beating the guy [Evans] from pillar to post and jumped in with a left hook. He got clocked.” Regardless of how it happened, the two knockdown rule was in effect and Evans was declared the winner of the fight, giving Tyson his firstever loss, putting him at 9-1 for his amateur career. Returning to Catskill, Rooney told The Daily Mail, “This loss could be a good thing for Mike. He’ll learn

some things and next time he won’t make the same mistake.” “I did feel bad after the tournament, though,” Evans said. “I remember coming home and telling my mom how good this kid was and that if I didn’t beat him, he would have won the whole thing and went to the Olympics.” Evans didn’t end up winning the tournament. The fight against Tyson took its toll on the 6-foot-4 Chicago fighter. “I was hitting him with the jab trying to keep him away the whole fight and it made my hands real sore,” Evans said. “The pain was crazy and in the semifinals I lost a decision to Craig Payne.” Evans never did make it onto that 1984 Olympic team. While working leading up to the Olympic trials, he broke his forearm.

with Michael Spinks and Tony Tucker as a sparring partner. “I helped Tony Tucker beat Buster Douglas. I thought Mike Spinks could outbox Mike Tyson, but Mike was too strong,” Evans said. In that fight Tyson destroyed Spinks in 1 minutes, 31 seconds. “Mike had that killer instinct,” Evans said. “I never really liked boxing. I didn’t have a killer instinct. I didn’t want to kill somebody’s son or dad just for the audience to clap. Mike had that killer instinct. He’d kill you. I’d never got into the ring mad, except when I fought Payne. “At that time he was number two in the US. He beat me three times in three semifinal fights. He KO’d three guys before me. Whenever I got to him my hands were sore, but this last time we boxed, I said I got him this time. Took me 42 seconds to finish him. That was the only time I fought mad and I wasn’t even really happy about it after.” Tyson’s career saw its ups and downs. He was the youngest heavyweight champion, but a rape conviction sent him to prison. After returning to the ring, a breakup with Rooney led to his first professional defeat at the hands of Buster Douglas in 1990. By 2005, he retired with a 506 record (44 knockouts).

Tyson came back into the spotlight in a big way in recent years, appearing in movies and launching a comedy career. Evans also had dreams of being a movie star, appearing in the series “Fallen Angels” which starred Gary Busey. “That’s something I really wanted to do,” Evans said of being an actor. “Maybe my voice or something didn’t work out.” Tyson became everything Evans wanted to be — a heavyweight champion and successful actor. He doesn’t hold any grudges, though, and insists that if he had the same killer instinct that Iron Mike had, he would have been on top of the world. “He’s a really good guy, he just turned evil when he got into the ring. I’d have been the first Mike Tyson if I had that,” Evans said. “I’ve run into Mike four or five times. I tried to fight him early on in his pro career, around 1988-89, but they didn’t want that fight. Now when I see him, we shake hands and laugh and talk like old friends. “I watched all of his fights,” Evans said of Tyson’s career. “I told my mom when I came home from that tournament in ’82, ‘I fought this young dude, bet he would have won the whole tournament.’ Turns out he was good enough to do a lot more than that.”

FIGHTING MIKE In the opening round of their bout, Tyson was every bit as ferocious as the rumors said. “He was strong, he came to fight, but he was wild,” Evans said. Evans weathered the storm of the first two rounds and in the third round he made his move. According to reports, Tyson tried to throw a right hand

DIFFERENT PATHS Evans watched over the next few years when Tyson’s fame skyrocketed. Evans, himself, turned pro in 1986 and won his debut by knockout. Over the next eight years, he would fight nine more times, finishing his career with a 4-6 record with four knockouts. “I turned pro too late,” he said. “I should have turned pro way before I beat Tyson.” Evans would go on to train



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Odell Beckham still has plenty to play for By Pat Leonard New York Daily News

The Giants can’t win anything in 2018, but Odell Beckham Jr. can. Beckham could be the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year this season. No, really. Forget the Giants’ 1-7 record for a second. Beckham, one year after surgery to repair a devastating Week 5 left ankle fracture, comes out of the Giants’ bye with 61 catches for 785 yards and two touchdowns in eight games. That puts him on pace for a franchise-record 122 catches, which would absolutely shatter Steve Smith’s high mark of 107 from 2009, and a franchise-record 1,570 receiving yards, which would best Victor Cruz’s 1,536 total from 2011. And though Beckham’s touchdown numbers and his team’s fortunes are under-

whelming to say the least, the star receiver has a history of exploding in the second halves of seasons. He caught nine of his 12 TDs as a rookie in the final six games of 2014. He caught nine of his 13 TDs in 2015 in the final eight games of that season. And in 2016 he made seven of his 10 TD catches in that season’s final nine games. So if Beckham finishes the season with, just to ballpark it, 120 catches, 1,500 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, and the Giants win a few games down the stretch, is he really not going to be one of the leading contenders for the league’s comeback player award? “Why wouldn’t he be?” teammate Sterling Shepard said Thursday. Great question. Now, granted, there is one player who may be too diffi-

cult to catch if he stays on his current pace: Houston Texans three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt. Watt, who had played in just eight games the previous two seasons due to a pair of back surgeries and a broken leg, has nine sacks in nine games and is terrorizing opposing offenses for a 6-3 Texans team that has won six in a row heading into its bye week. “J.J. Watt? Now that’s the one giving (Beckham) a run for his money right there,” Shepard said. “J.J. Watt’s tearing it up. But, yeah, I feel like Odell should be up for it, for sure.” Beckham deserves to be in the conversation nevertheless. ESPN posted a midseason comeback player of the year poll on Twitter a few days ago that listed Watt, Colts QB Andrew Luck, Texans QB Deshaun Watson and Washington RB Adrian Peterson as

joint in his throwing shoulder in a snowboarding accident in 2016. Would Beckham be up for such an award if he had done something that frivolous during his ‘comeback?’ Rhetorical question. Watson has been tough and impressive coming back from an ACL tear in his rookie season and this season has played through broken ribs and a punctured lung. He has 2,389 passing yards, a 64.9 completion percentage and 18 TDs. His resume also will be tough to argue with if he and the Texans continue on their trajectory. Except as Shepard said, Beckham is “consistent,”

candidates. Peterson, oddly, received the highest number of votes (37 percent) among the 19,000-plus polled. But he is simply having a strong season after a down 2017 year in which two different teams cut him in the Saints and Cardinals. That’s a hard sell for this award. Luck and Watson are stronger candidates. Luck has 2,187 passing yards, a 65.8 completion percentage and 23 TDs after missing all of the 2017 season due in part to a labrum tear in his shoulder in 2015. But the Colts are only 3-5, and Luck also sprained the AC

with five of his eight games already this season over 100 yards and always the focal point of defenses’ attention. “You can’t say he’s not consistent,” Shepard said of OBJ. Maybe Beckham’s unwise and counterproductive public criticism of his team will count against him. But judging onfield performance only, Beckham is tied for fourth in the NFL in catches, ranks sixth in receiving yards, and if he stays on this pace and scores a bit more in the second half, his resume will speak for itself. And it will show he did what no one thought possible last fall. That’s a comeback.


New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) runs to the locker room during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.


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UConn coach Dan Hurley has been in a fish bowl his whole life and welcomes the high expectations By Dom Amore The Hartford Courant

STORRS, Conn. — He has crisscrossed Connecticut for seven months now, speaking from the podiums here and there, interviewing one-onone, always dropping clues to a complex personality. From morning meditation to wild man on the practice court to cheerleader on game day; from nearly being driven from basketball to escape his obsession to demanding his players be “as obsessed with the game as I am,” Dan Hurley can be a bundle of surprises, of contradictions. “Danny, at least publicly, sees the glass half-empty all the time,” says Father Edwin Leahy, who gave Hurley his first head coaching job, at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, N.J. “What you have to work at seeing is his heart. He’s got a very sensitive heart, but he doesn’t show it easily.” To the players he coaches, he can be “like sandpaper,” Leahy says. Yet Hurley brings the utmost confidence — and joy — to the task of rebuilding UConn men’s basketball. “We don’t want hangdog face,” Hurley says. “It’s an old cartoon, you can Google it. I sent it into group chat early with our team. We don’t want any hangdog faces. When coming off three or four days in a row of practice, and it’s day five, I don’t want hangdog looks. I want guys who are smiling, happy to be on the court. When they get on the practice floor, if you’re a real baller, that should be the best part of your day. No hangdog looks ever.” So perhaps the way to get one’s mind around what the Huskies are about to become, this much should be digested: He kicked Tristan Thompson off his high school team. And today, that Tristan Thompson, in the NBA with the Cavaliers, never forgets to text Hurley’s wife, Andrea, on her birthday, or Mother’s Day. “I’m old-school by nature,” says Hurley, as he begins to tell the story. “I’ve got old-school values as a coach. I expect players to carry themselves in a professional manner and accept coaching, to not take coaching personally, but take it seriously. “...That situation with Tristan, he’s a great kid that I had an amazing relationship with. Big brother, uncle, fatherly. As a young head coach, my


Connecticut Huskies head coach Dan Hurley reacts to play on the court during the first half against the Morehead State Eagles at Gampel Pavilion.

ego got the best of me that day. I inflamed the situation. I should have given him kind of a pass because he was dealing with a lot of different things there. But I’m old-school, and I have standards for how I want my players to carry themselves.” It happened on Feb. 10, 2009. St. Benedict’s Prep had won its first 19 games and was ranked No.1 in the nation, then lost two in a row. Everyone was frustrated, but they were beating Passaic Tech. “What happened was, we were beating a team up pretty good,” Leahy remembers, “and Tristan came down the floor and shot at three, and I don’t believe he shot a three all year. He walked back on defense. Bad idea with Danny. So Danny took him out of the game, and as he came out of the game, he was muttering something. He walks by Danny and he’s mumbling and Danny said, ‘You’re not talking to me, are you?’ And he was trying to fake it like he wasn’t talking to Danny, but he

really was. And Danny told him, ‘Go sit on the end of the bench, I can’t coach you.’ “ Thompson, 6-foot-9, changed into street clothes and never wore a St. Benedict’s uniform again. Hurley told local reporters it was “public insubordination.” After the semester, he transferred to Findlay Prep in Nevada, and went on to Texas and the NBA. “He didn’t handle my aggressive coaching,” Hurley says. “He got real mouthy and I didn’t like that and I turned it up and he didn’t respond well. You don’t show up your coaches; you accept your coaching and change, because that’s what coaches are there for. The next week, when he was on his way to Vegas to go to Findlay, we talked. We text now, maybe once every couple of weeks. He’s one of the first people, yearly, to text my wife on Mother’s Day and on her birthday. It was a learning thing for both of us.” Uncompromising on the

“old-school values” he learned from his famous father, Bob Hurley Sr., and yet Dan is willing to admit he may have gone overboard. “He’s highly demanding of people,” Leahy says. “The benefit that Danny has, is having had his dad as a coach, he has the ability as a secondgeneration coach of realizing the things he did not like that his father did, and he has modified. He’s not a guy looking to alienate people, he’s looking to get the best out of people. He can brutally honest, over-thetop demanding, but I’ve never seen him be publicly demeaning to a kid.” In 2001, Leahy, who has kept St. Benedict’s going as its headmaster in a depressed area of Newark since 1973, was looking for a coach and a friend had suggested Hurley, who, with his playing career behind him, had been an assistant coach at Rutgers. Leahy was surprised Hurley, still in his 20s, took the job, which paid about $40,000

per year and included teaching a history class. “And he was what we needed,” Leahy says. “I wanted to push it to the next level, not because I liked basketball, but because I wanted to eliminate kids in the city who all thought they were going to be NBA players. I wanted to push this thing to a level that’s so high, kids would say, ‘I can’t do that, if that’s what required,’ and then we could push them into discovering other things. Danny was just great with kids. ” Hurley, driving around town in his wife’s old college car, built a national power, sent J.R. Smith and Lance Thomas on to NBA careers and had a record of 223-21 when, in 2010, the chance to coach at Wagner came his way. Hurley, 37 at that time, had envisioned decades as a high school teacher and coach, like Bob Sr. at St. Anthony in Jersey City, and had passed on other college opportunities, but this time he chose to move on.

“It took him three phone calls to tell me he was leaving to go to Wagner,” Leahy says “He finally said, ‘the one thing my old man never taught me was how to leave.’ ... Loyalty to him is huge, enormous.” So loyal, Leahy insists, that when Kyrie Irving wanted to come to St. Benedict’s, Hurley told him he didn’t want to displace the point guard he had. When this coach-shaping time at St. Benedict’s ended, Hurley took over a five-win Wagner team and won 13, then 25. Then at Rhode Island, he started 8-21, and ended up with back-to-back NCAA Tournament teams. He brings a 151105 record to Storrs, and at 45, retains his old school values — sitting his best player, Jalen Adams, out of an early scrimmage Oct. 27 for violating team rules. “You’ve got to show up every day and do the right things,” Hurley says, “and it’s even more important when you’re he best player on the team. “The best player on the team and the head coach set the tone for the program.” Leahy had anticipated Hurley would make “one more move” from Rhode Island, and this would be it. The details of Hurley’s route from Bayonne, N.J., struggling with the pressures of the Hurley name at Seton Hall and finally to coaching and UConn, where he has a six-year contract at more than $3 million per year, are well known now, because the Hurley family name is what it is, and UConn basketball is what it is. It’s clear he has been hardened for the task ahead, ready to stand on principle and make whatever hard decisions it will take to forge the Huskies into winners again. “I’ve had pressure since I was 7 years old,” Hurley says, “and my brother (Bob, now the coach at Arizona State) was 9, at my father’s high school games. During timeouts, or at halftime, my brother would go shoot at one end of the gym and I would go shoot at the other end with a packed house. If he made a shot, the crowd would go ‘ooooh,’ if I made a shot, the ‘oooh’ would be louder, which would then put pressure on Bob, and back and forth. We’ve been in a fish bowl our whole lives. Pressure for me, or expectations for me, if they’re high, tells me I’m in the absolute right place.”

Auriemma breaks down UConn women’s roster By Kelli Stacy The Hartford Courant


Connecticut Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma look on in the semifinals of the women’s Final Four against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena.

Welcomed by around 25 fans in Huskies gear, UConn coach Geno Auriemma walked into Buffalo Wild Wings in Manchester, Conn., Wednesday night ready to give insight into his team’s upcoming season. Auriemma was there to participate in the UConn Coaches Radio Show, which he’ll be a part of throughout the season. Wednesday was the only time he could be seen on the show in person, though, so fans flocked to the bar area of the restaurant to listen in for any and all information Auriemma was prepared to dispense. Over the course of the next hour, the longtime coach eased fans’ worries about the offense and gave updates on a majority of the players on his roster so fans know what to expect when they see UConn play on Sunday against Ohio State. “Early on (the offense is) not going to look spectacular because we’re trying to incorporate some new people in there with different skills so there are some things that we do this year that are a little bit different and a little bit better than last year. ... It’ll look a little different,” Auriemma said.

Here’s a look at what Auriemma had to say about some of his players’ development: ——— — Napheesa Collier “I can tell that she’s become much more comfortable. As I said, she has a lot of room to operate this year. It is kind of like her sophomore year where she could kind of go anywhere she wants, and it seemed like every time she touched the ball as a sophomore she scored. (Napheesa) scores, that’s what she does. Everybody knows that. She scores from a lot of different places.” — Megan Walker “We’re seeing some progress. Megan’s got a lot of talent. She’s got a lot of ability. There’s a tremendous upside. She’s been shooting the ball really, really well. We’re trying to get her as many touches as we can because we need to add another scorer down around the basket... We need another scorer.” — Christyn Williams “She’s going to be really good being around (Napheesa) and Crystal (Dangerfield). She’s just a natural scorer and that’s what she likes to do so when she catches the ball that’s her first instinct, which is good. We’re going to try to work real hard to make sure she doesn’t

get caught up in ‘What play are we running? What does coach want us to do?’ as opposed to doing the things that she did in high school that just come natural to her, which is drive it and shoot it. She’s got great mid-range game so with Christyn it’s just a matter of getting experience, getting her that game experience.” — Olivia Nelson-Ododa “Olivia’s got a lot of talent and a lot of skill to her. My guess is going to be that she’s going to play probably a little bit better in games than she does in practice because she seems to have a knack for doing it and doing it really well, but having to do it over and over and over again (doesn’t work) work for her...” — Mikayla Coombs “She’s been practicing and she’s improved a whole lot. She’s the most non-confident kid — non-confident and really good athlete — that I’ve been around. She doesn’t even know what it is that she has so we have to constantly get her ... and say ‘Hey listen, when you get the ball run straight down there to the rim’ because when she does that no one can stop her. ... And then when the shot goes up she probably gets her hands on more offensive rebounds than anybody. ”


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James, Kuzma develop a rapport on, off court By Tania Ganguli Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES—Last season, months after he had dinner with Kobe Bryant, Kyle Kuzma set his sights on another superstar. He wanted to ask LeBron James how James’ body has lasted so long in the NBA. So he asked his manager, Vin Sparacio, to help him. “He can reach the president probably,” Kuzma said. Having received the message, James passed along his number and waited for a text. Kuzma then texted James for some advice and James responded later that day. It was a short but meaningful interaction and they didn’t speak again until July, but Kuzma kept that number just in case he ever needed it again. He did a few months later. This season, Kuzma can ask James any question he wants any time he wants. The two have developed a rapport that translates to the court. James has come to love playing with Kuzma, and they complement each other in ways others don’t. “I mean I kind of always knew that (we’d play well together) just because of the simple fact that I’m not an on-ball player,” Kuzma said. “I’m more off ball, catch and go, spot-ups, cutting. He’s primarily an on-ball dominant player. He has the ball, he sees the floor. It’s really just my job to be open.” In this young Lakers season, the duo of Kuzma and James has had more playing time together than any other pair. They’ve been on the court together for 275 minutes. Second on that list is Kuzma and Lonzo Ball (260 minutes) and

third JaVale McGee and James (244 minutes). Most of James’ assists have gone to Kuzma too. The starting lineup the Lakers are using is unorthodox, but it allows James and Kuzma to play together, while keeping the versatile Brandon Ingram on the court. It’s a lineup that includes Kuzma at the power forward spot. “I think he naturally finds openings more from the 4 but he also, going back to last season, he found a lot of success at the 3 spot,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “So he’s figured some of that out as far as ball-handling and being able to attack from a wing spot but for most of his career I think he naturally finds scoring from that 4 spot.” Kuzma still asks James for advice, that’s something he’s never shied away from. James likes to be a mentor to younger players — if they ask for it. “I have an open-door policy as far as young guys want to think the game better, play the game better, how they can do this, do that,” James said. Having been alerted that Kuzma was planning to call, James welcomed it. James and Bryant are the only two veterans Kuzma sought advice from as he tried to learn how to be an NBA player. That both were so willing speaks as much to their esteem for Kuzma as anything else. It’s natural for Kuzma to have gravitated toward them. Those were the players he mimicked as a little boy playing basketball. He’d lower the hoop to dunk like James. He’d end pickup games with Bryant-like fadeaways.


Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) talks to Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) during a break in the action of their recent game against Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center.


Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick is congratulated after winning the pole position during qualifying on May 11 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

What does Kevin Harvick’s untimely penalty mean for NASCAR’s championship picture? By Brendan Marks The Charlotte Observer

So, this hasn’t been the best week for Kevin Harvick — which is, obviously, surprising given how it started out. On Sunday at Texas, Harvick won his eighth race of this NASCAR Cup Series season, simultaneously locking himself into championship race at Homestead later this month ... Or so he — and we all — thought. Because on Wednesday, NASCAR announced that Harvick’s spoiler had failed postrace inspection at its R&D center, officially devaluing his win and costing him his golden ticket to Homestead. All for a calculation that was several hundred-thousandths of an inch out of line. And even that wasn’t all. Harvick was docked 40 driver points in addition to his automatic championship berth being revoked, and the team lost 40 owners points, as well. Then his crew chief Rodney Childers and car chief Robert Smith were both suspended for the final two races of the season, and Childers was fined $75,000. What a difference a few days makes. So now, instead of entering Phoenix this weekend with a championship berth all wrapped up, Harvick sits just three points clear of the cutoff line, behind his counterparts

in the Big 3, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch. That means if anyone wins Sunday other than those two or Joey Logano, who is already locked into Homestead by virtue of his controversial win at Martinsville, then Harvick will be out. Yeah, a week after winning, NASCAR’s best driver this year would be eliminated. Wild, right? The good news for Harvick is that if there was any track he’d want to take his mulligan on, it’s Phoenix. Harvick has won there a staggering nine times in his career, three times as many victories as at any other track. The most recent of those came this spring, too, so the same setup and strategy should apply and only further stack the deck in Harvick’s favor. But let’s say, for the sake of both reality and argument’s sake, that Harvick doesn’t win. Maybe Kurt Busch or Chase Elliott capitalizes on this untimely penalty and squeaks out another win. Heck, maybe Aric Almirola or Clint Bowyer come off life support and etch out an underdog win. Point is, let’s consider the odds that Harvick doesn’t make it. Regardless, we’re tracking towards a situation where both Kyle Busch and Truex are almost confidently into the Championship 4. It would take an engine blowup or complete mayhem before the end of the first stage Sunday to cost one

of them their shot. They’re just too far ahead in the points standings for anyone to realistically catch up without a little help from fate (or a fortuitous wreck). It actually may be in Harvick’s best favor, if he himself can’t pull out a victory, for one of those two to do so. Kyle Busch has only won once at Phoenix, but his past six races there, he’s never ended in worse than seventh. Plus, over that same span, he has two runner-ups and a third — those are encouraging, but not overwhelming results. Over that same span, Truex has a third, fifth ... and a lot of garbage. Of the two, you’d be much smarter throwing money on Busch. As for other challengers beyond Harvick? Elliott — with just five career races at Phoenix — probably has the best odds of stealing a win, just from a statistical standpoint. His career-worst finish there is 12th, and if not for some late-race antics with Denny Hamlin last year (call it payback, revenge, comeuppance, whatever you prefer), he might’ve had a shot to win. Plus, the kid’s got all the momentum of his breakout playoff run and season, meaning any spark could ignite him to victory. The other three ... well, it’s easier just to say that Elliott has the best chance of the lot.

There’s a good chance none of this discussion matters, really. Harvick has as strong a shot as anyone to win at Phoenix, put an altered spoiler behind him, and get onto Homestead as he was supposed to ... But — there’s always a but — Harvick’s penalty has done one thing undoubtedly in these NASCAR playoffs, created something that previously did not exist: Hope, for the other playoff drivers hoping to advance. And a little much-needed uncertainty for all of us to savor. This week’s NASCAR race at Phoenix: What you need to know. Race: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am 500. Distance: 312 laps, or 312 miles (502 kilometers). Where: ISM Raceway, a 1.02-mile low-banked, asphalt, tri-oval in Avondale, Arizona. When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday. TV: NBC. Last year’s winner: Matt Kenseth. Also this week: Whelen Trusted To Perform 200, Xfinity Series, ISM Raceway, 3:30 p.m., Saturday, NBC. Worth mentioning: This will be the first race at Phoenix since the completion of the track’s massive renovation project, which included sweeping changes to the grandstands, suites, and track itself.

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