by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Steven Shamblin, 30, of Wellington has been officially named as the victim of a pedestrian-railroad incident which occurred Monday afternoon about two miles west of Wellington city limits.Shamblin was declared dead on the scene by the Wellington Fire/EMS personnel at 3:57 p.m. on June 16.According to Sumner County Sheriff Captain Mike Yoder, Shamblin appeared to have been hit by a westbound locomotive while walking westbound next to the north railroad tracks between the Tyler Road crossing and Edwards Road intersection.There are double train tracks leading out of Wellington. Shamblin, for some unknown reason, was walking west in between the railroad tracks.Â Yoder said at the time of the incident, there was a train that was going eastbound at the same time as the incoming westbound train.The eastbound locomotive had passed Shamblin and was sounding its horn. Shamblin was on the southern edge of the north tracks. Yoder said Shamblin was hit from behind by the westbound train. He was not on the tracks at the time of the incident.Yoder said Shamblin, perhaps, might have got his foot caught by the westbound locomotiveâ€™s cattle guard and could not escape.Yoder said the eastbound train conductor had blown the whistles. Shamblin may have been unaware that there was a westbound train behind him because of the noise of the eastbound train, Yoder speculated.“We will never know for sure,” Yoder said.Shamblin was not wearing headphones at the time of the incident.Yoder said both conductors Â knew of Shamblin’s whereabouts at the time of the collision as the westbound train was in the process of braking. Also, the eastbound train had radioed the westbound crew that Shamblin was between the tracks.Yoder said there will be a toxicology investigation which will be conducted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation which could take six weeks or more.Follow us on Twitter. 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 (21) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +9 Vote up Vote down Larry · 321 weeks ago It against the law to trespass on the railroad. When you do this, this is what can happen.l Report Reply 6 replies · active 321 weeks ago +25 Vote up Vote down Redress · 321 weeks ago My prayers go out to the family regardless what the law says. Report Reply 0 replies · active 321 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down WHSmom · 321 weeks ago sad for ALL involved… Report Reply 0 replies · active 321 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down Christy · 321 weeks ago My heart goes out to the family! Report Reply 0 replies · active 321 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Crusader Pride · 321 weeks ago They can hit dislike all they want Lisa. Right on. Truly a pathetic comment regardless of where he was at it is still a lose of life. Be respectful. Report Reply 0 replies · active 321 weeks ago +18 Vote up Vote down A Friend · 321 weeks ago I’m glad I didn’t enter the service out of high school. If I had, perhaps I would be the one that couldn’t tell the stories of kids with bombs strapped to them, maybe I’d be the one whose face turned ghostly white when asked if I’d ever killed someone… Maybe I’d be that monster that’s done so many awful things but has also done so much for so many. Maybe you’d talk bad about me too if I was this person. You don’t know his struggles and his fears… You don’t know what made him cry, or what made him laugh. I did. A few others did too…the few that took the time to know him. Unless you are one of these few, you have no space to talk. REST FOREVER IN PEACE MY FRIEND. Steven Dee Shamblin Report Reply 0 replies · active 321 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Bakers Dozen · 321 weeks ago I did join the service out of high school. I have deployed to Afghanistan. I have also seen the awful things that go on over there. So I can relate to this as well as other people. As his friend you should have seen the signs if he was up to something. Possibly kept an eye on him. Or just talked to the guy, trust me just talking to a old friend goes along way. Report Reply 0 replies · active 321 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Larry · 321 weeks ago Also I wasn’t the first one to mention it. If you had read the previous post on Newscow, you would have seen several other post which is was also mentioned there. To A Friend, you seem to be trying to say something and maybe if you had talked to him or told someone it would still be with us. Report Reply 2 replies · active 321 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Mark · 321 weeks ago Prayers for all Steven and the train crew. Accidents happen because they are random and unforeseen. We will never know what or why speculation and what ifs do nothing to ease a burden or bring closure. Let how and why rest. Mourn our friend and find peace in our own ways. Report Reply 0 replies · active 321 weeks ago +18 Vote up Vote down guest · 321 weeks ago This is a terrible and sad situation. I am sorry for the family and friends of the man who lost his life that afternoon and I pray for you and those he left behind. I also pray for the railroad crew that had to get out and find the remains and stay until the medical/police arrive. Now those poor men and/or women will have to live with that memory. Report Reply 0 replies · active 321 weeks ago 12Next » 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! 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– Advertisement – Former Pro Tempore Cletus Segbe Wotorson is concerned about the prevailing political situation in the country. -Former Pro Tempore Wotorson’s Passionate Plea to SenateFormer President Pro Tempore of the 53rd Legislature, Cletus Segbe Wotorson, made a surprise entrance into the Senate Chambers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, and threw out a passionate plea to Senate plenary to help tone down and also calm the political storm currently looming over the country.The former Grand Kru Senator, who decided not to seek re-election during the 2014 senatorial election, was succeeded instead by Albert Tugbe Chie, a geologist like himself. Chie, who won the senate seat as an independent candidate, also became Senate Pro Tempore.Chie’s rise to the position of the Senate Pro Tempore may have been propitiated, according to sources, by the fact that he Pesident George M. Weah are from the same county, Grand Kru.Meanwhile, Wotorson told members of the 54th Senate, presided over by Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, that too much confusion is going on in the country, specifically through the news media.“I want to look at my elders, whether by age or position, to see what they can do to tone down to calm the storm. In situations like this, what the whole Senate could possibly do is to ask a meeting with the Executive, and remind of the problem currently facing the country. In my opinion, I think it is the moral responsibility of the Senate to seek that audience,” Wortorson said.He suggested a closed door discussion among themselves as plenary to have a unified approach for what would be talked about so that the discussions can be substantive.“You can stand with the senate leadership to take responsibility to make sure that the meeting takes place, because we are in a situation and we cannot go back to the days of old. So my dear colleagues, I look up to you for a responsible approach and don’t let us shift or transfer our responsibility to the Council of Churches; it is your national responsibility to calm the state, and I think you can gladly embrace that. A suggestion from an old man, who sat here before.”Vice President Taylor, who is also the President of the Senate, assured Mr. Wortorson that the Senate, through its leadership, will look into that suggestion as to the way forward.“We are grateful that you could come and remind us of where we are as a nation, and what each of us must do to bring sanity to the issues in our country to move forward…,” Vice President Taylor said.According to sources, following Senate session yesterday, the Senate went into ‘executive session’ — an instance which, though undisclosed to the public, suggests an apparent heeding of the former Pro Tempore’s advice.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Coming off a 119-114 win against Dallas Mavericks, the Warriors anticipate the return of DeMarcus Cousins in Friday’s upcoming game against Los Angeles Clippers. How Steve Kerr fits Boogie into the team’s lineup could ultimately depend on how the Dubs perform against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday.“It was stupefying how good they were on defense,” columnist Dieter Kurtenbach tells Warriors beat writer Logan Murdock about Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala’s second half on Sunday night against …
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Both parties still held opposing views over the recommendations of the NEC produced in 2008, that the State of Origin is best served biannually in March in line with the NTL, with NSWTA in favour and the QTA against. After discussion, negotiation and review of a reinvigorated proposal put to both parties by Touch Football Australia of a 2004 NSWTA suggestion, an acceptable common ground result has been achieved. Both bodies have agreed to invite Touch Football Australia to once again be a part of the State of Origin and accept their invitation to hold the event in line with the National Youth Championships biannually. It was also agreed that while both NSWTA and QTA will remain primarily in charge of the direction of the SOO, TFA will play an integral part of the delivery of this high end market product. Meetings will now be scheduled with all three parties to map out the plans for the 2012 event. Both bodies, while feeling that the position of the event is not optimal are extremely pleased that a solution to allow SOO to resume from 2012 has been found.
HALIFAX – Olympic gymnast Ellie Black has been named to the Order of Nova Scotia — becoming only the second person under 25 to ever receive the honour.The other young Nova Scotian named to the Order: NHL star Sidney Crosby, who was inducted in 2009.Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc announced Black and five other recipients on Friday, revealing a list that includes an expert on the Halifax Explosion, a frozen blueberry mogul and a Cape Breton nurse who overcame racial discrimination.The 23-year-old Black represented Canada twice at the Summer Olympic Games, placing fifth in the women’s individual all-around for the country’s best Olympic result in the event.The Halifax native has also won medals at the Pan-American Games and led her team to gold at this year’s Commonwealth Games.Other 2018 inductees include John Bragg of Oxford Frozen Foods and Eastlink; Clotilda Douglas-Yakimchuk who became the first, and only, black president of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Nova Scotia; and author and scholar Janet Kitz, who has spent years educating people about the Halifax Explosion.Patti Melanson of Halifax is also being invested for her work providing health care to vulnerable people, while Halifax high school principal Wade Smith will receive the honour posthumously for his advocacy work on education and the preservation of African Nova Scotian culture.“Beyond honoured to be named a recipient to the Order of Nova Scotia alongside these incredible Nova Scotians!” Black tweeted Friday. “Congratulations to you all.”A news release from the lieutenant-governor’s office Friday said Black is an ambassador for both gymnastics and the province.“Ellie is an outstanding role model for her peers and young gymnasts, demonstrating a great work ethic and a graciousness in both victory and loss. Ms. Black takes time with her young fans, acknowledging their support and sharing her experiences,” the release said.The recipients will be recognized at a ceremony on Nov. 6.The order was established in 2001. Recipients gain the right to use the initials O.N.S. after their names.
DENVER — Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds say the state is punishing him again for not baking a cake celebrating a gender transition.Lawyers for Jack Phillips argued Tuesday in U.S. court in Denver to try to stop the state from taking action against him over the new discrimination allegation.The U.S. Supreme Court issued a limited ruling for the baker in the gay couple’s 2012 case.Phillips is suing to overturn the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s June finding that he discriminated against Denver attorney Autumn Scardina because she’s transgender.The state has asked the lawsuit to be dismissed, but Senior Judge Wiley Y. Daniel said he was inclined to let it go forward. He said he’d issue a ruling later.Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press
Jumping29 Kick Power20 CATEGORYRATING Consistency0 Catch in Traffic14 Awareness10 Agility23 Juke Move28 Overall12 Catching29 Spin Move24 Ball Carrier Vision8 Injury99 Release7 Good luck out there. Keep us posted on how it goes. ‘Win with Walt’ Madden challenge detailsThe goal: Win the Super Bowl in Madden 2016 with Walt Hickey as your starting quarterback.How to participate:Make a custom player on a team of your choice with the Madden ratings below.In the event we haven’t listed a rating — I wasn’t evaluated for several defensive categories — just enter the overall rating of 12 in that field.Make this person your quarterback, on whatever team you’d like.Release all other quarterbacks on the team and play through a season of football, make it through the playoffs and then win the Super Bowl on an All-Pro or higher difficulty setting.Don’t egregiously cheat. That means don’t tinker with player ratings and don’t spend the whole season just running the ball. Mitigate my weaknesses and take advantage of my strengths (such as they are).UPDATE (Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m.): A few people have written in to ask for more details in creating their Walt avatar. Here’s some more guidance:Height, Weight, Age: 6’2”, 210 lbs., 25College: William & MaryInjury: If you are dropping all your other quarterbacks, you are allowed to give Walt a 99 injury rating. We’ve updated the spreadsheet below. You may also want to create a number of Walts for your roster in order to bring one in if your first Walt still gets injured.Run/pass ratio: In the spirit of fairness, we advise that you try to pass the ball at least 40 percent of the time.The entry: Email [email protected] with any details of your journey, strategy, photos, screenshots or videos.The prize: The first person to do this gets a shout-out on Hot Takedown and a signed glossy of Walt Hickey in full pads mailed directly to your house, if you’re willing to give us your home address.The ratings: Stiff Arm9 Ever wonder how a normal person would fare in the NFL? Last February, we found out when we teamed up with the folks at EA Sports to turn a normal, lazy, non-athletic lout into a Madden NFL avatar. That lout happened to be me.I attended a private, faux combine and was thrust into a series of simulations to figure out just how bad walk-ons like me would be in the NFL. While I ran around a football field in Florida, the Madden ratings team was measuring my football skills — things like throw accuracy, speed, trucking and kick power.When the EA Sports people used me as a quarterback, the Giants went an average of 2.9 wins per simulated season. Now it’s your turn. Our sports podcast Hot Takedown is launching a crowdsourced challenge to find out if someone has stick skills so profound that they can use a weak, slow and inaccurate average-Joe QB to win it all. Watch us discuss the project here or listen to the latest episode of Hot Takedown; full details about the challenge are below. Strength14 Trucking9 Route Running8 Elusiveness10 Throw Ball Away traitYes Play Action5 Tuck and Run traitSometimes Stamina69 Force Pass traitConservative Toughness40 Deep Accuracy3 Speed33 Carrying15 Acceleration35 Throw on Run15 Sense Pressure traitParanoid Tight Spiral traitNo Kick Accuracy10 Short Accuracy20 Throw Power17 Mid Accuracy13 Spectacular Catch22
Coach Urban Meyer huddles with members of the Ohio State football team prior to a game against Illinois on Nov. 1 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 55-14.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternIn Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s three seasons in Columbus, the team has achieved 31 victories — not one of which came against a team ranked inside the top 15.If OSU (7-1, 4-0) wants to achieve that first “signature” victory, its best — and possibly only — shot this year is set to come on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich., when it takes on No. 7 Michigan State (7-1, 4-0).“I think (the players) know that already … this is a game to get the respect that Ohio State deserves and has had in the past,” Meyer said Monday. “You have to go compete and win this game and it’s going to be a task. But that’s real.”The Spartans are currently the only top-25 team sitting on OSU’s schedule.Senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett said he understands the importance of grabbing that signature victory when it comes to regaining national respect and improving OSU’s postseason résumé.“I think people for the past three years have said that we have just beaten up on teams (that) aren’t good or whatever they say, and that when it comes down to it, we can’t win a big game,” Bennett said Monday.“I just think that’s the hype around Ohio State, is that we don’t win big games, but it’s important to win this game because they’re a great opponent, and if you want postseason dreams, you’ve got to keep winning.”OSU had a chance to shake that stigma last season against the then-No. 10 Spartans in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship Game. However, the Buckeyes were unable to hold onto a fourth-quarter lead, as MSU took them down to win the Big Ten title, 34-24.The Buckeyes then had a second chance to topple a top-15 team in the Orange Bowl, when they took on then-No. 12 Clemson. Again, however, the Buckeyes let a fourth quarter lead slip away as they fell, 40-35.“I think we’re lacking one (a signature win) a little bit, and that win (against Michigan State) would mean a lot,” junior linebacker Joshua Perry said Monday. “It would be great for our goal. Since I’ve been here, we haven’t won a Big Ten Championship and I know that we’d like to do that, so to be able to go up there and win would obviously do a lot for that.”The highest-ranked team that OSU has defeated with Meyer at the helm was then-No. 16 Northwestern last season. The best ranking a team that OSU defeated has ranked at the end of the season under Meyer was No. 24 after the Buckeyes beat then-No.20 Michigan two seasons ago and the Wolverines fell for spots in the poll to end the season.However, tight ends and fullbacks coach Tim Hinton said he does not believe that OSU will be intimidated by the tough opponent.“The thing is, when you come to Ohio State University, is there any reason you don’t want to play in these kind of games?” Hinton asked. “You sign up for this. And this is what it’s all about. National TV, prime time and all that kind of stuff and getting an opportunity to play a great opponent and a Big Ten opponent and all those things are exactly why you signed up to come to Ohio State.”Bennett said that being the underdog against a top-10 team is something that his teammates aren’t shying away from.“I think we like it,” Bennett said. “This team is interesting to me because for the first time since I’ve been here, except for maybe my sophomore year, guys have really relished being looked at as overrated, or whatever it is. We’re here to prove something, we’re here to show that we’re a complete team, and it doesn’t really matter where people rank us.”Perry agreed that being the lower-ranked team on the road could actually end up helping with the team’s focus and intensity.“It feels good to be an underdog sometimes, because then a lot of people are looking at you and trying to see what you can do in that scenario,” Perry said. “A lot of the training we do here, you’re in a scenario where you either go or you don’t, so this is going to be a good one for us.”Bennett said the team’s motivating factor in beating its top-10 opponent is not shaking the national perception of the team, but rather winning each game as it comes.“It’s not about making sure everybody loves us in the country or respects us in the country, it’s about winning games and making sure that we have a chance to go where we want to go in the postseason,” Bennett said. “This game is just important for that because it’s the next game, and we have to win because they’re a good opponent.”OSU’s game against Michigan State is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. Saturday.