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Free agent fireworks set to begin for NBA teams

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ Japanese fans look beyond tactics to celebrate World Cup victory Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees That could mean luring James and George, who has had his eye on the Lakers for some time now. Adding that dynamic duo would give the Lakers more leverage in trade talks for Kawhi Leonard, who wants out of San Antonio.George and James have until Friday to formally exercise their player options on the final years of their contracts and become unrestricted free agents.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownGetting all three is a scenario that Lakers fans have dreamed about and would bring back memories of the Showtime Dynasty of the 1980s. George is from Palmdale, California, northwest of Los Angeles, and Leonard is from Riverside, 88 kilometers (55 miles) east.Lakers president Magic Johnson said earlier this week that if he can’t deliver superstars via trades or the free agent market within two years, he will step down. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award FILE – Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George celebrates after making a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)This could be a monumental franchise-changing offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers thanks to a star-studded free agent market that is expected to feature LeBron James and Paul George.The Lakers are hoping to return to their glory days by building a potential super team via one of the strongest free agent offerings in years.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Unrestricted free agents can agree to deals on Sunday. Contracts can’t be officially signed until July 6.But it isn’t going to be easy for anyone trying to assemble a team that can topple the mighty Golden State Warriors.The Lakers of course aren’t the only team that would love to land James. By the end of the offseason it will probably show that the vast majority of moves will be affected by what James does as veterans delay their own decisions on the chance they might be able to join James’ team.There have been reports that James has been calling other free agents trying to form another super team. ESPN reported on Thursday that he texted Kevin Durant, but Durant is expected to remain with Golden State.James hasn’t ruled out staying in Cleveland but he has a reputation for seeking out greener pastures and no fans know that better than the Cavaliers’ faithful.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown George hasn’t been a good fit alongside Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City. On Thursday he told the Thunder he would not be opting in for the final year of his contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.He said previously he hopes to sign with the Lakers this summer but Philadelphia and Houston are also interested in luring him. If he stays in Oklahoma City he would be looking at a five-year, $176 million contract but he has been very vocal about saying he would like to play at home.Multiple teams have reportedly made trade offers to the Spurs for Leonard, who can’t opt out of his contract until next year.So teams like Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Clippers are trying to figure out how much to offer San Antonio in a trade for Leonard without knowing what their chances of re-signing him are next offseason.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Baldwin on Ateneo loss: Adamson was ‘the hungrier team’

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “I told the guys that we are everybody’s championship game. Now we have live up to our word that every one of this game is the only one that matters,” Baldwin said after Ateneo was dealt with an early upset in the opening weekend of UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament. “If we can do that then we will be fine.”But things did not go as planned for Ateneo as Adamson staged a plucky fight led by Jerrick Ahanmisi and Papi Sarr.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAdamson converted 32 points inside the paint compared to Ateneo’s 22. The Falcons’ defense also forced the Eagles to have a bad shooting night even from point-blank range where they only made seven out of their 21 layups.“Adamson was hungrier when it came in getting the boards in the second half. If you’re not the hungrier team, you open the door up to your opponent and today we weren’t the hungrier team,” Baldwin said, giving much credit to their opponent’s game plan. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “We’re gonna look very closely on ourselves on the video. Those moments, possessions and occasions where we didn’t play well we have to learn from it. We have to look at ourselves and see where we played as individuals and I think from that we’ll learn where we failed as a team.”Ateneo takes on much-improved University of the Philippines on Wednesday.RELATED STORIES:Ravena says loss to Adamson gave Ateneo ‘another challenge’ in UAAP Season 81Adamson holds on to stun Ateneo View comments “I just think that their preparation was outstanding and clear execution of a really good game plan. I thought they did everything and took the win. They played with their hearts out and they got the result they were looking.”It was thanks to Adamson’s coaching staff which spent several months scouting Ateneo in the offseason.READ: Sleepless nights spent scouting Ateneo all worth it for Adamson coach PumarenBaldwin also pointed out his team’s sloppy play, highlighted by 19 turnovers.“Nineteen turnovers are unacceptable and I thought some of our younger players played like a deer in headlights today. They needed to settle in to the job a little quicker and I don’t think Adamson really allowed them to.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Senate OKs new agency for boxing, combat sports Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ateneo Coach Tab Baldwin argues with the referee during the Blue Eagles game against Adamson in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonAteneo coach Tab Baldwin said the Blue Eagles must show how badly they want to win, something which they failed to do in a stunning loss to Adamson on Sunday.Baldwin felt the Blue Eagles did not come out as the “hungrier team” against the pesky Falcons, who took down the defending champions, 74-70.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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May edition of the Taylor Times

first_imgBelow is a copy of the May 2011 Taylor Times.  This document has been created by the District of Taylor.  You can download a copy below. – Advertisement -Open publication – Free publishing – More fort st johnlast_img

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Zambia overcome double blow to beat Algeria

first_imgBut Yacine Brahimi halved the deficit on 55 minutes and a minute later Fashion Sakala was red-carded after a second caution on a hot, cloudless afternoon.Algeria could not take advantage of playing against 10 men, however, and Enock Mwepu sealed a first Group B triumph for Zambia with an 89th-minute goal.It was the first Zambian win over the Algerians in World Cup qualifying after failing to score in four losses stretching back to the mid-1980s.Success gave the southern Africa nation a glimmer of hope in a mini-league being dominated by Nigeria, who thrashed African champions Cameroon 4-0 in Uyo Friday.– Nigeria eye Russia –Nigeria have a maximum nine points after three rounds, Zambia four, Cameroon two and 2014 World Cup last-16 qualifiers Algeria just one.Cameroon host Nigeria in Yaounde Monday and Algeria are at home to Zambia in Blida Tuesday on matchday four.Depending on the results, Nigeria could become the first qualifiers from Africa for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with two matches to spare.Mwila rattled the woodwork with a header before nodding Zambia into a sixth-minute lead and scored again on 33 minutes, this time poking a rebound into the net.Brahimi scored via a superb shot from inside the “D” to offer Algeria hope only for Mwepu to put the result beyond doubt with a low shot from inside the box.Tunisia replaced the Democratic Republic of Congo as Group A leaders thanks to a 2-1 victory in Rades on the outskirts of Tunis.Yassine Meriah converted a penalty to give the “Carthage Eagles” a lead that was cancelled two minutes before half-time through a Cedric Bakambu header.A close-range shot from Ghilane Chaalani two minutes into the second half proved decisive and Tunisia finished the match stronger.They have nine points, DR Congo six, Guinea three and Libya are without a point at the halfway stage of the mini-league.Morocco trounced nine-man Mali 6-0 in Rabat to replace the Ivory Coast as Group C leaders after a match that produced two red and eight yellow cards.Malians Mohamed Konate and Bakaye Dibassy were sent off in the second half after second yellow cards, creating space for Morocco to go on a goal spree.Hakim Ziyech scored twice for the “Atlas Lions” and Khalid Boutaib, Achraf Hakimi, Faycal Fajr and Mimoun Mahi once.Morocco have five points, the Ivory Coast four, Gabon two and Mali one ahead of a clash between the Gabonese and Ivorians in Libreville later Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brian Mwila scored a brace to help Zambia to a historic win over Algeria in their World CUp qualifier. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePixJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 2 – Zambia overcame conceding a goal and having a player sent off inside 60 seconds to score a historic 3-1 World Cup qualifying victory over Algeria in Lusaka Saturday.Brian Mwila scored twice to give the “Chipolopolo” (Copper Bullets) a two-goal half-time advantage before a near-capacity crowd at the 60,000-seat National Heroes Stadium.last_img read more

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Napoli back top amid tensions in Serie A

first_img0Shares0000Napoli’s forward from Belgium Dries Mertens (L) celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Genoa vs Napoli on October 25, 2017 at the Ferraris stadium in Genova © AFP / Vincenzo PINTOMILAN, Italy, Oct 26 – Napoli reclaimed top spot in Serie A on Wednesday amid increasing tensions ignited by a photo of Holocaust victim Anne Frank in a Roma jersey posted by Lazio fans last weekend which overshadowed the tenth round of Serie A action.Inter Milan had provisionally moved top with a 3-2 win over Sampdoria on Tuesday but Napoli responded with Dries Mertens scoring a double and forcing an own goal in a come-from-behind 3-2 win at Genoa. “The regrets are we didn’t kill off the game we absolutely dominated then conceded a goal ten minutes from time to leave it open,” said Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri.Adel Taarabt had opened for Genoa after four minutes but Napoli fought back and equalised with a Mertens free kick ten minutes later. The Belgian pulled Napoli ahead with his second after half an hour.Napoli got their third when Mertens forced an Ervin Zukanovic own goal but Armando Izzo got Genoa back into the game on 76 minutes with their second.Juventus remain third a point behind Inter after a 4-1 win over SPAL in Turin, with Lazio shrugging off the controversy surrounding their fans to remain joint third with the champions after a 2-1 win at Bologna.AS Roma are fifth despite battling past Crotone thanks to a Diego Perotti converted penalty after ten minutes.There was welcome relief for under-pressure AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella with a 4-1 win at Chievo getting the Chinese-owned club back to winning ways after three straight defeats and a draw.Milan — without captain Leonardo Bonucci who was red carded last weekend — move up to eighth place with 16 points from ten games.“It’s a victory that conveys strength and conviction,” said Montella.“I’m very pleased with this performance but there is no time to rejoice even if we want to enjoy this moment. Mentally we were in a rut.”The team next play Juventus and Montella insisted: “Next Saturday I would like the real spark. I hope the Juve will underestimate us a bit.”Milan broke through on 36 minutes through a curling striker from Spanish forward Suso, who also set up the second when his cross was accidentally headed into his own net by Bostjan Cesar.Hakan Calhanoglu added a third after the break, before a Franck Kessie error gifted Chievo a goal through Valter Birsa. Nikola Kalinic restored Milan’s advantage after 64 minutes.– Emotions high –Emotions were still running high throughout Italy, days after Lazio fans posted anti-semitic photos of Frank in a Roma jersey in the stands of the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.As Lazio’s ultras ‘Irriducibili’ fans announced they would not travel to Bologna for the team’s game on Wednesday, isolated supporters who had made the journey sang the Fascist song “Me ne frego” (“I Don’t Care”) in the stands of the Dall’Ara Stadium.Napoli’s forward Dries Mertens (C) vies Genoa’s midfielder Luca Rigoni (R) during the Italian Serie A football match October 25, 2017 at the Ferraris stadium in Genova © AFP / Vincenzo PINTOLazio players, as planned, warmed up prior to the game, wearing a jersey with an image of Frank alongside the words “No to anti-semitism”.On all pitches, rival captains and referees handed children copies of Italian Jewish writer Primo Levi’s memoir of deportation “If This Is A Man”.Extracts were read from “The Diary of Anne Frank” before a minute of reflection on the Holocaust as requested by the Italian football federation, which quickly turned into a minute of applause in most stadiums.But in Turin, where champions Juventus were playing SPAL, a section of the crowd turned their backs on the pitch and sang the Italian national anthem, while at Rome, where AS Roma met Crotone, some fans drowned out the reading with chants in favour of their team.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Pogba not to captain Man Utd again, Mourinho confirms

first_imgHowever, the French World Cup winner’s latest outspoken comments criticising United’s overly negative tactics after a 1-1 draw at home to newly-promoted Wolves on Saturday have provoked a reaction from Mourinho.“The only truth is I made the decision of Paul not to be the second captain anymore,” said Mourinho after Tuesday’s League Cup defeat to Derby County on penalties for which Pogba was rested.“I am the manager I make these decisions, no fall out at all, no problem at all. The same person who takes the decision to make him second captain makes this decision now.”According to The Times, Mourinho informed Pogba in front of his team-mates on Tuesday, claiming the 25-year-old “doesn’t represent what a captain is and Manchester United is bigger than anyone”.The decision is the latest twist in an acrimonious relationship between the pair dating back to Mourinho dropping Pogba routinely for big games last season.“Mourinho’s message to the United squad, delivered at Carrington today, was designed to underline his authority and remind the players that he is in charge,” added The Times report.Fresh from playing a pivotal role in France’s World Cup success, Pogba, who cost United a then world record £89 million ($116 million) to bring back to the club from Juventus in 2016, has started to deliver on his price tag this season.He has scored four times in seven appearances and also set up Fred’s opener against Wolves at the weekend.However, he was also at fault when losing possession for Wolves’ equaliser that left United already eight points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool after six games.“We are at home and we should play much better against Wolves. We are here to attack,” Pogba told the media after the match.“I think teams are scared when they see Manchester United attacking and attacking. That was our mistake.”Pogba has already been linked with a move away from Old Trafford with Barcelona interested before the close of the summer transfer window.That speculation is unlikely to die down as long as Mourinho, who signed a extended contract until 2020 earlier this year, remains in charge.An early Cup exit to Championship Derby, managed by one of Mourinho’s former pupils at Chelsea Frank Lampard, intensifies the pressure on the Portuguese.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The fractious relationship between © AFP / Oli SCARFFLondon, United Kingdom, Sep 25 – Paul Pogba has been stripped of the vice-captaincy of Manchester United by manager Jose Mourinho as tensions between United’s star midfielder and manager continue to rise.Pogba has deputised as skipper in the absence of club captain Antonio Valencia on three occasions this season against Leicester and Brighton in the Premier League and a Champions League trip to Young Boys.last_img read more

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Premier League Preview Show

first_imgThis week, Tom Rennie talks to the former Chelsea winger Clive Walker ahead of the Blues’ crunch encounter with Manchester United on Saturday.Clive says Jose Mourinho won’t be scared of Louis van Gaal’s in form Reds… but expects them both to be title challengers next season.Elsewhere, former Burnley striker Chris Iwelumo tells us the Clarets need three points at Everton if they’re to stand a chance of survival this season, Chris Perry (former Tottenham, Southampton, Charlton, West Brom) says the Baggies aren’t safe yet ahead of Tony Pulis’ return to Crystal Palace, and Andy Penders of Red Card Sports Radio Singapore (one of talkSPORT’s Global Audio Partners) plays ‘Tom vs. the World’.last_img read more

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Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SATURDAY Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. New DJs, music. Admission: $5-$7. Call (661) 949-9467 or (661) 718-8997. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Snyders Dance Groove will give ballroom, Latin, country and swing dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. For ages 40 and up. Cost: $3 per person. Call (661) 609-6510. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12-Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, meets, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with panic attacks, anxiety or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, third floor. Call (661) 943-3956. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo at 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will meet for its weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Storytime will present “Good Dog, River” and “Silly Pig,” 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. WEDNESDAY Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief weekly demonstrations, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends), Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. O, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Belly dancing classes, 7-9 p.m. at the Alpine Grange, 8650 E. Ave. T-8, Littlerock. Lessons: $2. Call (661) 944-1747. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail cyndeem@nlacrc.com. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org.last_img read more

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Prominent area car dealer Steve Shuken dies at 67

first_imgWOODLAND HILLS – Steve Shuken, who in his early 30s opened a small Ford franchise that eventually grew into one of the San Fernando Valley’s largest car dealerships, has died at the age of 67. Shuken died Thursday, colleagues said. The cause of death was not immediately known. “He was just a person that you truly enjoyed being around,” said Bert Boeckmann, owner of Galpin Ford, who became friends with Shuken over the years despite a healthy business rivalry. “What he says, you know it’s the truth, and you enjoy being around a person like that. In my mind, if you had a rating system, (he) would be outstanding.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita In the middle of farmland in 1974, Shuken opened Vista Ford, which grew to include about a half-dozen locations in four cities across two counties. Vista sells Ford, Lexus, Lincoln/Mercury, Honda and Isuzu. The company has more than 700 employees. Boeckmann said that, in addition to carrying on friendly business competition with each other over the years, he and Shuken also played cards near their weekend homes in Malibu. “He loved to play hearts, he was damned good at it,” Boeckmann said. “That was one thing he kept beating me at.” Rose Goldwater, 74, the historian for the Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce who once chaired the organization, said Shuken always supported the community. “Very ethical, he was quite a dynamic individual,” she said. Over the years, the Vista Automotive Family has given tens of thousands of dollars to local schools, religious organizations and other charities, according to the company’s Web site. Shuken family members could not be reached for comment. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Country Music Awards winners

first_img(AP) – Winners at the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards: Entertainer: Kenny Chesney New male vocalist: Jason Aldean New female vocalist: Carrie Underwood New duo or group: Sugarland Male vocalist: Keith Urban Vocal group: Rascal Flatts Vocal duo: Brooks & Dunn Album: “Time Well Wasted,” Brad Paisley Single: “Jesus Take the Wheel,” Carrie Underwood Song: “Believe,” Brooks & Dunn Video: “When I Get Where I’m Going,” Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton Vocal Event: “When I Get Where I’m Going,” Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton Producer: Buddy Cannon Bass: Michael Rhodes Fiddle: Jonathan Yudkin Guitar: Pat Buchanan Percussionist-drum: Shannon Forrest Piano-keyboard: Mike Rojas Specialty instrument: Bryan Sutton Steel guitar: Paul Franklin Home Depot Humanitarian Award: Vince Gill On-air personalities: – Blair Garner, WXLA, Los Angeles – Gerry House, WSIX, Nashville, Tenn. – Scott Innes, WYNK, Baton Rouge, La. – Becky Austin and Brad Austin, KLUR, Wichita Falls, Texas Radio stations: – WFMS-FM, Indianapolis – WUSY-FM, Chattanooga – WGSQ-FM, Cookeville, Tenn., and WYCT-FM, Pensacola, Fla. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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