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Ocean City Trio Arrested on Drugs and Weapons Offenses

first_imgAn early morning raid Wednesday by law enforcement led to the seizure of these weapons and $10,000 in cash from an Ocean City residence. (Photo provided by Ocean City Police Department) On Oct. 10 at 5:05 a.m. the Ocean City Police Department and Cape May County Regional SWAT Team served a search warrant on an apartment located inside a condominium complex at 921 Wesley Ave., resulting in the arrest of three residents for alleged drugs and weapons offenses.The search warrant was a result of a month-long investigation into the sale of controlled dangerous substances from that location, according to a police press release. Authorities arrested Russell McGraw, Mary Hyson and Tomas Pratts, all of Ocean City. Seized during the search warrant was an AR-15 assault weapon, pistol grip shotgun, brass knuckles, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, high capacity magazines and ammunition and almost $10,000 in cash. An AR-15 was among the weapons recovered Wednesday morning. (Photo provided by the Ocean City Police Department)Hyson and Pratts were charged with CDS related offenses and released pending court appearances. McGraw was charged with illegal weapons possession and CDS related offenses and his being held on a warrant at the Cape May County Jail.  This investigation was conducted by the Ocean City Detective Bureau.The charges are as follows:Mary M. Hyson, age 20, Ocean City•           Charge:  Possession of CDS                                           Tomas Pratts, age 18, Ocean City•           Charges: Possession of CDS                                         •           Distribution of CDS                                         •           Distribution of CDS, 500 ft. of public place     Russell B McGraw, age 29, Ocean City •           Charges:  Distribution of CDS                                           •           Distribution of CDS 500 ft. public place          •           Possession of weapon for unlawful purpose  •           Possession of defaced firearm                       •           Possession of assault rifle                              •           Possession of brass knuckles                         •           Possession of large capacity magazine          •           Possession of large capacity ammunition       •           Possession of property from criminal activitylast_img read more

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Juventus win ninth consecutive Serie A title

first_imgRonaldo should have bagged a brace before the whistle, but his spot-kick was denied by the bar.Elsewhere, Lazio claimed their second consecutive win after sweeping aside Hellas Verona 5-1, as Ciro Immobile completed a hat-trick, leading the scoring charts with 34 goals, three ahead of Ronaldo.Roma extended their unbeaten run as they conquered Fiorentina 2-1, with Jordan Veretout scoring two penalties.In Sunday’s other Serie A matches, Bologna edged past Lecce 3-2, Cagliari conceded a 1-0 home defeat to Udinese, while SPAL shared the spoils with Torino 1-1.****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApp FC Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo (C) celebrates his goal with his teammates during a Serie A football match between FC Juventus and Sampdoria in Turin, Italy, July 26, 2020.Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  Juventus continued their dominance in the Serie A as they claimed their ninth consecutive Scudetto, an unprecedented record in the top five European football leagues as they enjoyed a 2-0 home triumph over Sampdoria on Sunday.It’s Maurizio Sarri’s first Scudetto in his coaching career, while he became the oldest coach to win the title aged 61 years and six months.The Bianconeri arrived at the Allianz Stadium with four points over second-placed Inter Milan, and they just needed one victory to seal the title with two rounds remaining.The Old Lady were forced to make two changes in the first-half as Danilo and Paulo Dybala picked up injuries, making way for Federico Bernardeschi and Gonzalo Higuain.The home side finally broke the deadlock deep into stoppage time before the break as Miralem Pjanic’s free kick was taken short into the box for talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to drill home.Juve doubled the lead in the 67th minute as Ronaldo cut inside from the left to unleash a missile, Emil Audero meekly beat it away for Bernardeschi to turn in from close range.Sampdoria were dealt another below as Morten Thorsby was sent off after collecting his second yellow card.last_img read more

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Can anyone overthrow the king of war?

first_imgIf you want a “War” at 174, Saunders will give it to you. Pittsburgh light heavyweight Rayco “War” Saunders and Rayco WAR Promotions put on a boxing card Nov. 14 at the Club Sport and Health in Monroeville billed as “War in the South III.” There is not a single fighter out there who brings to the table the passion, the excitement, the ferocity, the tremendous courage and professionalism Saunders exhibits in the ring. Saunders, the World Boxing Foundation All Americas Light Heavyweight Champion, let his hair grow long and put on a Samson type performance against outclassed opponent Dumont Welliver in a non-title bout. Welliver landed a few good punches in round one, but Saunders, who fights like Marvin Hagler, stepped on the gas in rounds two and three and rocked Welliver repeatedly.In round four, Saunders continued to pound Welliver, swiveling his head with a mean overhand right that put him down on the canvas. Saunders’ fight plan of kill or be killed didn’t waver, as his three-punch combination sent Welliver’s head ricocheting from side to side and referee Ernie Sharif leaped in to stop the fight.Saunders treats boxing more like a religion than a sport. He studies fights and fighters. It is this kind of dedication and passion that has gotten him this far.“I’m a student of the game. I try to watch every boxing match that comes on TV,” said Saunders. “My favorite fighter is Marvin Hagler. I watched Marvin a million times and I pattern myself after him.”In other matches, junior welterweight “Lightning” Rod Salka (14-1) from Bunola, Pa., one of pro boxing’s fastest rising stars, earned a 6-round decision over Fernando Rodriguez.Rodriguez is a big puncher but Salka was able to avoid most of his telegraphed bombs.As the fight progressed, Rodriguez’ confidence grew. By the fourth round he was taunting Salka, putting his gloves to the side and smiling. Salka landed three clean shots to his jaw, but Rodriguez just stood there and took them.The sixth and final round saw the two boxers throwing a flurry of punches at one another in an attempt not to leave the decision with the judges and the noise reached levels that this building was not designed to hold. The “Hispanic causing panic” fought hard, but it was Salka’s unconventional style, speed and stamina that made the difference in the end.Salka uses bits and pieces of different boxer’s styles. Kind of what Bruce Lee did when he took things from many other martial arts and made up his own style called Jeet Kune Do.“I don’t pattern myself after any one fighter,” said Salka. “Some of my style I get from my good friend Paul Spadafora, and I used to spar a lot with Monty Meza-Clay and Verquan Kimbrough and I picked up pieces from their style.”For many fighters out there it is more sizzle than steak, more flash than cash, more bark than bite. Well, Pittsburgh native Gino “Mr-Inkredible” McClellan (6-0) is a major coming attraction. McClellan has a certain charisma and is one of the most exciting up-and-coming fighters in the world today.McClellan proved that junior middleweight Cliff McPherson was no match for his skill and experience. Not only did he win the fight, he stuck it to McPherson round after round and finally McPherson’s corner threw in the towel and “Mr-Inkredible” was awarded a 3rd round TKO.“I moved to Tampa, Florida when I was 14-years old,” said McClellan. “My goal was always to live in Florida, but fight in Pittsburgh where my family and friends can see me.”Up and coming light heavyweight Jaque Lutz (3-0) beat the brakes off of John Terry to win a lopsided 4-round unanimous decision. Lutz, who grew up on the tough streets of Natrona Heights, had a great amateur career. In 2007 he won the Ring Side World Tournament Championship. In 2008 & 2009 he was the Pennsylvania State Golden Glove Champion.He walks to the beat of a different drummer, looking more like a model than a fighter. His hobbies and interests are opposite of most competitive athletes. Lutz’s enjoys arcade dancing, rave and industrial, snowboarding and creative fashion.“From start to finish the energy was palatable. Our hometown heroes Rayco Saunders, Jaque Lutz, Rod Salka and Gino McClelland brought the HEAT with all heart, all guts and all glory,” said Chiyna Rok, CEO Interactive Media. “The crowd was engaged, the fighters were focused and the trainers were intense.”Saunders, Lutz and McClellan looked so good that many fans thought it was Black Friday.The old adage when it comes to competitive athletics is, “What have you done for me lately?”From where I was sitting, Rayco looked to be the best he has ever been as a professional. He looked mature, composed and prepared.I read the book Shambhala—The Sacred Path of the Warrior. It is a great book about never giving up on yourself, life, society or the world.The author could have renamed the book, “The Rayco “War” Saunders story. Rayco has effectively served notice that he is now one of the top dogs in the light heavyweight division and he is capable of beating anybody.If he gets a mega fight in Pittsburgh all I can say is “Nobody beats Rayco at home!” MAIN EVENT— Rayco “War” Saunders mixes it up with Dumont “Dewey” Welliver of Spokane, Washington. (Courier Photos/Erin Perry) last_img read more

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Sunny Days

first_img“The sun’ll come out tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there’ll be sun! Just thinkin’ about tomorrow clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow, ’til there’s none! When I’m stuck a day that’s gray and lonely. I just stick out my chin and grin and say, Oh! The sun’ll come out tomorrow. So ya gotta hang on til tomorrow come what may. Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya tomorrow! You’re always a day away!” (“Tomorrow” from the musical “Annie”) It is a drab and dreary Monday morning. I hope the sun comes out today.Philadelphia is the land of cream cheese and the ultimate “cheesesteaks.” I say the word “steaks” sort of tongue-in-cheekish because every steak joint in Philly will swear on their grandmothers’ tombstone that they are the best. See in Philly even when they are not the best they will swear by all that is Holy that they are. So when they finally achieve excellence in anything they will crow, crow and crow until their vocal chords explode.They have a reason to brag about their baseball team. They do not only have young guns, they have a few young cannons. The Phillies don’t have many weaknesses. They are ba….d boys on offense, defense, special teams, oops, wrong sport.The Phillies do not have to worry about hearing the skeletons of the decisions of past general managers rattling in their closet. Their management team has been on a two decade construction campaign in regards to their franchise.Meanwhile, Dave Littlefield, the past Pittsburgh Pirates general manager from their sister city from the west, literally ended up being viewed as the real Santa Claus in July.Back in Aug. of 2006 in article titled: “Admiral of the Fleet,” I sat down with Kevin McClatchy the ex-bmoc, (big man on campus) for the Pirates prior to his relinquishing the point man role for the Bucs.When I pressed him about the reign and future of then GM/VP “Dave the Terrible” who lasted until Sept. 2007, McClatchy had this to say: “The bottom line is winning and we haven’t done that yet so there is a lot of pressure. There’s a lot of pressure on me. There’s a lot of pressure on Dave. We need to have a stronger second half. I’ve been very clear this year. The first half was unacceptable. We lost 25 one run games, that means you’re in a lot of games but the truth is you still lost the games.We can’t be content with one run losses or that’s where we will continue to be. We made some trades and moved some folks out of here. You have to perform. We all understand the pressure is on us but that’s the nature of this business.”This is 2012, four years eight months since the tenure of Littlefield and the Pirates are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in regards to rebuilding from their lowest minor league affiliate to the boys who daily patrol the “diamond” over at PNC Park.There must be pressure and lots of it placed upon the shoulders of the Pirates GM Neil Huntingdon as well as the Buc’s skipper Clint Hurdle in regards to the Pirates righting the ship and winning now!The season, reason and rhyme for excuses, woulda, shoulda, coulda is long past. Almost as if it were appearing on cue, the sun has come up and is blazing across the horizon. You can bet your bottom dollar that through all of the misery and pain of losing the sun will one day again shine brightly on the Pittsburgh Pirates.Just remember this; the same Steelers that we expect to annually win or contend for an NFL championship is the same team we expected to lose almost every game just 45 years ago. No one expected the sun to even rise, forget about shining on a hapless directionless franchise that seemed bent on inventing new ways to lose on a game by game basis but ya know what the same team that the world laughed at; the world now laughs with as the men of steel daily put a fresh coat of polish on six NFL Championship trophies.The day is coming. I have been accused of being, rabid, crazed and delusional in regards to my annual so-called rose colored predictions regarding the soon to be successful Pittsburgh Pirates. When I was in my early twenties I attended a church service featuring a prominent “prophet” and faith healer. After the service concluded, my father who was a devout Christian and a man of God for his entire life asked me a question. “Peanut, what did you think of the service?” I replied that “I thought it was great but one thing puzzled me. The “prophet” promised every sick person there that they were healed. How could he promise that? I asked.” Dad said, “If he bats one percent everyone wins.” That leads me to say; Pittsburgh has heard all of the lofty promises before but if the Pirates top .500 or get a wild card playoff slot in 2012 we all win.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741.)last_img read more

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City League Roundup: Perry, USO remain undefeated in league play

first_imgIn his first year as a starter, Young has shown gratitude for his new role after platooning with former four-year starter Dontae Forte throughout last year’s playoffs.“I’d anticipated my time to play very heavily,” he said. “I was inserted into the rotation last year and I feel like that was the best preparation for me to do some of the things that I’m able to do this year.”One of Young’s favorite targets, Marcus Johnson, burst onto the scene after making the game-clinching grab against the Dragons in last year’s title game. He admitted that it has been a struggle, but one he’s welcomed to get better.“I’ve really been practicing my route running and I’ve been working in practice to not let go of the ball,” Johnson said. “If I drop one, it usually means 20 pushups.”The 6-foot-2, 170-pound junior snagged his fourth touchdown grab of the year against Allderdice. Despite his long frame, he likes the style of former Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes, who is 4-inches shorter.“I like the way he attacks the ball,” he said. “He works really hard to get there and that’s something that I like to apply to my own game. I’m not afraid to go across the middle and take a hit. I’ll just get up and keep playing.”U.S.O. came from a 15-8 halftime deficit to beat Allderdice who has struggled as of late.“They just poured it on us,” Allderdice coach Jerry Haslett said. “I thought we did a good job on defense, recognizing that they were going to pass the ball a lot on us. But, they were relentless, just passing it time and time again. We just kind of fell apart at the end.”Brashear 35, Carrick 6Brashear Bulls head coach Rick Murphy emphasized how important it was for his team to stop committing turnovers that was going to hurt them—namely fumbles.His team didn’t commit any against the host Carrick Raiders, who remain winless on the year.“We were shooting each other in the foot too much,” Murphy said. “It was a good win and I’m extremely proud of the way this team was able to run the football and the way we protected it, as well.”DeShaun Roberts, who was recently moved from receiver, rushed for 116 yards and three scores Diondre Farris added two touchdowns on the ground for Brashear (2-1, 2-4).Perry 43,Westinghouse 2The Westinghouse Bulldogs remain winless on the year as the Perry Commodores’ senior quarterback Ahmed Turner led their offense by throwing three touchdown passes. Running back Curtis Edmonds carried the ball 10 times for 164 yards, including an 86-yard score for Perry (3-0, 4-2).(Follow our continuing coverage of City League Football and add your comments to our website at www.newpitts­burgh­courier.com. Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected]­pittsburghcourier.com or on Twitter @malikvincent.) PATRICK FERGUSON from Allderdice is hit for a loss by USO’s Neondre Harbour (50) as teammates Virgil McClendon (43) and Jermaine Brown (55) close in to assist, The USO defense held Ferguson to 52 yards rushing. Traditionally known for having run-dominant offenses, the City League rarely features a team as pass-happy as this year’s U.S.O. (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama) squad.Senior quarterback Akil Young’s 266 yards on 12 of 31 passing with three scores was a big reason that U.S.O. (3-0, 3-0) rallied to knock off East Side foe Allderdice (1-2, 2-4), 35-15, on Oct. 5.last_img read more

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Leadership Thurston County Honors Class of 2016

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Leadership Thurston CountyLeadership Thurston County and the Thurston County Chamber Foundation are proud to congratulate the 39 members of the Class of 2016. This is the 22nd LTC class, and over 600 graduates have completed the program since 1994.A recognition luncheon will be held Wednesday, June 8, at the Red Lion Hotel Olympia. Presented by TAGS Awards and Specialties, the event begins at 11:30 am and is part of the monthly Thurston County Chamber Forum. Reservations are requested at www.ThurstonChamber.com or by calling 360.357.3362.Leadership Thurston County is a program of the Thurston County Chamber Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) educational, non-profit organization. During the 10-month program, participants examine community issues, expand networks, and explore leadership opportunities.  For information, go to www.LeadThurstonCounty.com, or call 360-357-8515.LTC Class of 2016 GraduatesShari Aldrich, Body Mechanics School of Myotherapy & MessageSusan Bowe, Washington State Department of TransportationKelsey Browne, LOTT Clean Water AllianceAmanda Carroll, Tiburon SystemsDonovan Cathey, Tumwater Firefighters UnionMaria Chiechi, Adult Family Home CouncilSam Costello, Olympia Police DepartmentSteve Craig, City of TumwaterLeatta Dahlhoff, Washington Department of EcologyTina Davis, TwinStar Credit UnionJohn Duerr, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic RealtyShawna Dutton, Habitat for HumanityLen Faucher, Port of OlympiaAnthony Ford, Capitol City PressSytease Geib, Thurston County Chamber of CommerceJoy Gerchak, Intercity TransitKasandra Jaquez, Thurston First BankJoshua Johnson, Brown & CaldwellKaren Johnson, Sunset AirRon Jones, City of OlympiaMatthew Klifman, US BankJim Ladd, Evergreen Christian CommunityJennifer LamontMeryl Lipman, Local Public Relations ProfessionalJennifer Lord, Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s OfficeTanya Mote, South Puget Sound Community College FoundationTeri O’Neal, City of LaceySonia Ramirez, Yelm Municipal CourtRyan Reynolds, Weichert Realtors, Reynolds Real EstateChris Richardson, Chehalis Tribal EnterprisesScott Sawyer, SCJ AllianceTyler Schmitt, Puget Sound EnergyBarbara Soule, AAA Washington, Olympia OfficeMark Steepy, KPFF Consulting EngineersHeidi Thomsen, Thurston County Sheriff’s OfficeBridget Vidonne, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development CouncilDaniel Vining, Thurston First BankKyle Wiese, Thurston Economic Development CouncilKim Young, Wolf Haven Internationallast_img read more

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Perfect 10: Cristiano Ronaldo wins Portuguese footballer of the year for the tenth time…

first_imgAdvertisement ovrNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsdxeWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ek7t( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 92xWould you ever consider trying this?😱73slw0Can your students do this? 🌚kae5Roller skating! Powered by Firework Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s dominance in Portuguese football continues, as the superstar has been named his country’s Player of the Year for a record 10th time. Showing no signs to slow down even at 34, he is still an iconic figure in world football and remains the standout performer in his homeland over the last decade. Only Simao and Pepe have pipped Ronaldo to the prestigious award, across the last 12 years.Advertisement The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was a nominee for the latest award along with City’s Bernardo Silva, Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix, and Bruno Fernandes and Ruben Neves the midfield duo from Sporting and Wolves respectively. However, Ronaldo clinched the honour following his Serie A title with Juventus and the UEFA Nations League trophy with Portugal.Advertisement While accepting his award, Ronaldo said: “This world is so fast, with the social media, the press, it’s been wild. It’s been an extremely complicated year on a personal level. Don’t let anyone pull you down.”The former Real Madrid winger took his talismanic presence to Turin from Madrid, netting 28 times with 10 assists for his new side in 2018-19, as he looks forward for another achievement in a long-running battle with Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for global dominance. The greatest players of this generation have been nominated once again for the 2019 FIFA Best Award and Ballon d’Or along with Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk, who already has bagged UEFA’s Player of the Year trophy.[Credit TW/@FIFAcom] Advertisementlast_img read more