Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington varsity basketball teams fell to Andale Tuesday to open the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV season. Plus other Sumner County basketball actionâ€¦Varsity girls: Andale 48 Wellington 44The Wellington girls basketball team played Andale down to the wire but still could not get past the Lady Indians on the road. Not sure if the Lady Dukes have ever won in Andale’s gym. Tuesday they came close against the preseason favorite.The game came down to the last eight seconds of the game before Andale secured the win on a free throw.Andale took a 14-9 first quarter lead and held a 24-19 advantage at the half. Wellington then took the lead in the third quarter 34-28 outscoring the Indians 16-9. But Andale came back with a 15-9 output in the fourth for the victory.Scoring for Wellington was Carlie McComb with 18, Lauryn Snipes 14, Tayland French 3, Taylor Zimmerman 3, Jaedyn Ledesma 3, Lereia Salvador 2, and Holly Wright 1.Wellington is now 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the league. The Crusaders travel to Wichita Collegiate on Friday before the Christmas break.Varsity boys: Andale 56 Wellington 44The Wellington boys fell to Andale in the league opener.The Indians took a 20-14 first quarter lead and led 30-21 at the half. The Crusaders held tough in the second half, but. would eventually fall behind by double digits for the loss.Wesley Gilmore was the leading scorer with 11 points for the Crusaders. Austin Dunn had 10, Colin Reichenberger 6, Trevor Nance 6, Connor Phelps 4, Payton Baker 3, and Parker Daugherty 2.Wellington is now 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the league. The Crusaders trade to Wichita Collegiate on Friday before the Christmas break.In junior varsity action, Wellington beat Andale 64-32. C-team lost to Andale 58-38.Sumner County:Boys: Oxford 74 Central-Burden 34Oxford opened up a 20-9 first-quarter lead and was in front 41-21 en route to victory.“We played a very young team tonight here at home,” said Kyle Green, Oxford head boys basketball coach. “We did a nice job tonight running our zone offense and getting good looks out of it.”Oxford is 2-2 on the year.Other Sumner County scores:Boys:Conway Springs 50 Garden Plaine 48,Wichita Trinity 74 Belle Plaine 52Girls:Wichita Trinity 55 Belle Plaine 19Garden Plain 37 Conway Springs 20Caldwell 51 Argonia 35
The Press Union of Liberia last Friday awarded several journalists and institutions for their remarkable and courageous performances as news gatherers in their various assignments last year.Interestingly one of the areas was sports reporting which encompasses those in the print and the electronic media.Located at its Clay Street’s office is the Sports Writers Association of Liberia. This body is an auxiliary of the Press Union of Liberia. Its members are also registered members of the PUL.At its recent elections at the YMCA building in Monrovia, among other things, PUL President Kamara A. Kamara told the members about the important role that SWAL ‘plays’ in PUL.Kamara’s statement has come to haunt me since his infant administration did not involve the SWAL in the selection of its deserving member who supposedly made exceptional contribution to sports in the previous year.I am not sure, as it is often said jokingly; PUL President Kamara’s recent statement at the SWAL installation was a statement someone would make at a liquor table, to impress the ladies who are present.How does an organization become an important part of another when the other is ignored in an important selection process that should benefit at least one of them? What about the Reporters Association?The Secretary General of PUL, Kaihene Sengbe told SWAL members during our recent elections that he began his career as a sports reporter. Except maybe I was not paying attention to him, I want to know how in the world he would become part of a decision that overlooked a field that served as the foundation for his success as a journalist.It is of interest that while those who were honored deserve my commendation, goes against the practice of honor. How do you select yourself to receive an honor? Are your works not enough evidence that you deserve it?Someone told me the other day that what is not done properly is not done at all. It is too early for the good old Kamara and his new group of leaders to behave as if someone was telling them what to do.I am also aware of the Reporters Association also an auxiliary of the PUL was sadly ignored in the selection of deserving reporters for recognition the PUL.In all due respect, the idea that the honorees selected themselves in the first place was a bad practice that must be discouraged. We live in a society in which degree holders are not able to justify how they got their degrees.Rightly, a committee must be set up, with responsible members, along with media managers outside the PUL to manage such a sensitive issue. Also needed is a set of criteria that must serve as a guide. Why the above suggestion was not envisioned by the PUL is difficult to comprehend.Personally, I am satisfied that someone down the road the other day, offered me a bag of cold water, for reading my sports article that torched his heart. At least I did not have to nominate myself. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Elaine Young, the real estate agent to the stars who bought and sold so many celebrity properties that she became a celebrity herself, died Thursday. She was 71. Young died at Cedars Sinai Medical Center after a months-long battle with cancer, according to her daughter, Jennifer Young, and her brother, Tony Garber. Glamorous and ebullient, she lived a life that rivaled those of her star clients, who included Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty, Burt Reynolds, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand and Stevie Wonder, among others. She married six times, once to a famous film star, Gig Young, who was the father of her daughter. She appeared on television, was profiled in major publications, and drove a Rolls-Royce convertible with the license plate “Elaine 7.” She underwent 46 surgeries to try to remove the material and correct the problem. The doctor, meanwhile, committed suicide and Young never received any compensation for the medical disaster. In the end, the disease that claimed her life began with a cancerous tumor in the part of her face that had endured so many surgeries. Young’s soft voice and gentle manner belied her flossy image, and famous clients were drawn to her. Indeed, she was one of them, born and raised in the realm of Hollywood. Her father, David S. Garber, was a manager at Universal Studios and she grew up with the movie business. She graduated from North Hollywood High School and attended the University of California, Los Angeles. When she began selling wildly expensive Southern California palaces, she acknowledged that even bringing herself to tell clients the price was daunting. She listed her first million-dollar home in the 1970s and recalled showing it to a potential buyer who pointed out that it had only one bathroom. “I got up all my courage and I said, ‘Well, what do you expect for a million dollars?”‘ Young recalled.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventIt was in the Rolls that she shuttled her clients to some of the most pricey properties in Southern California. One of her sales was a $25 million estate belonging to the Sultan of Brunei. Her more recent listings included the multimillion-dollar estate of rock legend Smokey Robinson. Fame and Hollywood’s glitzy lifestyle had its dark side, however, one that may have contributed to Young’s demise. In the 1970s she did what many Hollywood stars were doing, sought to improve her appearance through cosmetic surgery. It was the beginning of a horror story that would haunt her for the rest of her life. As she told it many times in interviews warning others about the pitfalls of such operations, she was maimed by a doctor who injected loose silicone into her face to accentuate her cheekbones. After a time, the silicone began to migrate, causing eye problems and disfigurement.