Bell awards program on center stage at IMCA Super Nationals

first_imgCHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Bell Racing continues an awards program that enjoys on-stage exposure at the biggest event in all of dirt track racing. In its ninth season as an IMCA marketing partner, the Champaign, Ill.,-based manufacturer and retailer gives SA2010 approved K-1 helmets to Modi­fied, Late Model, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact champions at the Sept. 1-6 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Bell also provides the replica helmets for trophies to be awarded to top four main event finishers in each of those divisions and Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod qualifying feature winners. Information about Bell helmets and accessories is available by calling 217 239-5355 and at the www.bellracing.com website. “This year, through the cooperation of RH2, we are installing speakers in the new Bell helmets that our Super Nationals champions receive to make that awards package even more lucrative,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “The Bell program is one that really gets me excited about the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.”last_img read more

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Rep. Elijah Cummings Dead At 68

first_imgCummings underwent surgery to repair his aortic valve in May 2017 and was absent from Capitol Hill for two months. In July 2017, he developed a surgery-related infection but returned to work.The congressman had been suffering from “longstanding health challenges.” Cummings made headlines over the summer when he came under attack from President Trump. The President labeled Cummings’ Baltimore district a rat-infested mess where no human would want to live and questioned why the congressman wasn’t doing more to find out what happens to the billions of dollars of financial aid going to his city. Cummings attended Howard University and later went on to graduate from the University of Maryland School of Law. He practiced law for nearly two decades before his election to the House. He also held no less than a dozen honorary doctoral degrees from universities around the nation. He leaves behind a wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, and three children. The man heading up the impeachment inquiry in to President Trump in the House Oversight Committee, Congressman Elijah Cummings has passed away.The Maryland Democrat was 68 years old.A tweet from his office says he died this morning at approximately 2:45 Eastern time at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges. Cummings became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump. https://t.co/zNe9kVmGxx— The Associated Press (@AP) October 17, 2019last_img read more

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Yu Darvish not as sharp, but Dodgers still win

first_imgAgainst the much more combative Diamondbacks, however, Darvish was forced to fight for every out.He went to the full count on each of the first six batters he faced and seven of the first eight, searching for the strike zone with his fastball in particular. The Diamondbacks had seven baserunners in five innings against Darvish (five hits, two walks) including the leadoff man in three of his five innings – twice on leadoff walks.But the Diamondbacks went 2 for 12 with runners on base. Seven of Darvish’s 10 strikeouts came in those situations.The only thing easy about Darvish’s night was the offensive support. Only four times in his 22 starts with the Texas Rangers this season did the Rangers score more than four runs for him – and one of those was a 22-10 loss in his final Texas startBut the Dodgers have scored 14 runs in Darvish’s two starts since they acquired him at the non-waiver trade deadline and Darvish has not thrown a pitch as a Dodger without the lead. PHOENIX >> The Dodgers have done everything they can to make Yu Darvish’s transition to a new team easy, showering him with good will and run support.It was Darvish who made things hard on himself Thursday night. The right-hander was far from sharp and threw 106 pitches in just five innings. But the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 8-6, anyway.Darvish is unbeaten in his two starts with the Dodgers. But those two starts were as different as the two opponents.Against the sagging New York Mets in his debut, Darvish was dominant. He allowed just three hits and one walk in seven scoreless innings, striking out 10 and cruising to the finish. He retired 20 of the final 22 batters he faced. The Dodgers put three runs on the board before he took the mound Thursday. Kike’ Hernandez drove them all in with a bases-loaded double. Hernandez has 29 hits against left-handed pitchers this season – 20 of them went for extra bases (nine doubles, two triples and nine home runs).The Diamondbacks chipped away at that with single runs off Darvish in the third and fourth innings (including a solo home run by J.D. Martinez) but undid their own work in the fifth inning. Chris Taylor led off the inning with a solo homer but a walk, a throwing error by catcher Chris Iannetta and two infield singles led to two more runs.Justin Turner drove in two more with a double in the sixth inning and the Dodgers needed every bit of the offense.Brock Stewart gave two of the runs back on a homer by Iannetta in the bottom of the sixth. Ketel Marte drove in two more with a single off Brandon Morrow in the eighth. But Tony Cingrani came in to strike out back-to-back lefties, Gregor Blanco and David Peralta, with a runner on and Kenley Jansen closed it out in the ninth.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Public hearing set for Clear Lake budget amendment

first_imgCLEAR LAKE —This is the time of year where city and county governments are thinking about amendments to the current fiscal year’s budget to deal with a myriad of issues. For the city of Clear Lake, a budget amendment will be considered later this month according to City Administrator Scott Flory dealing with the possibility of the North 32nd Street construction project moving forward quicker than originally estimated.Flory says,  “We anticipate that more of that project will be completed prior to June 30th than what we had anticipated the last time we amended the budget, which of course would be during our Fiscal Year 2020 budget preparation. We kind of calculated what we think will be the case, so essentially we’re putting almost the entire project to be completed in this fiscal year. We don’t expect that will happen, but some of these things are just simply unpredictable as to how much work is going to be done.”Flory says while the majority of the budget amendment deals with the North 32nd project, there are other things that will be covered.   “We adjusted for the renovation of the former Park & Recreation House for the Historical Society, some additional costs for the North Shore Drive street light banner pole project. The roof at the city library had kind of a significant leak in it. We had worked with the contractor to bid out a roof replacement project, it’s been a number of years since that roof has been on there. Had we not been doing a budget amendment we were going to wait after July 1st and do it at that time, but since we’re going through a budget amendment, we will be able to do it prior to June 30th.”Flory says a rough winter also means the street budget will be adjusted.  “We’ve increased due to what was rather a brutal winter on our streets increased our street maintenance line item by an additional $50,000 to do some additional street patching work in particular. There’s spots all over, but a few on 12th Avenue South, South Lakeview that we’re not going to be able to let those go.”A public hearing about the budget amendment will be held at the council’s May 20th meeting.last_img read more

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