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Op-Ed: The Moral Case for Reinstating Ohio’s Renewable Energy Standards

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Christopher G. Kerr for the Cleveland Plain Dealer:Spring is usually a season of warmth, joy and hope in Ohio — especially for the more than 80 percent of Ohioans who identify as Christian. The return of the sun thaws the cold of winter, Earth Day highlights the wonder of creation, and the remembrance of Christ’s Resurrection reminds believers that we are an Easter people.The prospect that the Ohio legislature will extend the freeze on the state renewable energy and energy efficiency standards for several more years, however, has made this season seem unseasonably cold and unusually desolate.Despite this news, the faith community remains optimistic and is taking action — most recently through a Statehouse Faith & Clean Energy Advocacy Day on April 20. There, 200 faith leaders gathered at the Ohio Statehouse and called on lawmakers to exercise moral leadership by “ending the freeze” and reinstating strong renewable energy standards.The Judeo-Christian tradition teaches that creation is a gift given by God who calls humanity to “cultivate and care for” creation (Genesis 2:15). Additionally, the Catholic tradition recognizes that environmental degradation harms the life, health, dignity and common good of human persons and communities — especially those who are poor and marginalized.In 2008, the Ohio legislature passed with near unanimity statewide clean-energy and energy-efficiency standards. In 2014, however, the legislature passed Senate Bill 310, which sought to freeze and study these standards for two years.Legislation to freeze the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency mandates for two years is headed to Gov. John Kasich’s desk after passing final legislative votes on Wednesday.Although the Catholic Conference of Ohio asked lawmakers to “prayerfully consider if it would be more prudent for the sake of environmental stewardship to maintain our current policies and not freeze these standards while the study takes place,” Gov. John Kasich signed SB 310 into law.In September 2015, the state’s Energy Mandates Study Committee recommended that the freeze remain in place indefinitely. In response, the Catholic Conference of Ohio again raised moral concerns about freezing standards that will care for creation, the poor and the marginalized.At the end of April, state Sen. Bill Seitz, a Republican from Cincinnati, introduced Senate Bill 320, which would freeze the standards for another three years. On Monday, state Rep. Ron Amstutz, a Wooster Republican, introduced a companion measure, House Bill 554.As a person of faith, I strongly oppose SB 320 and HB 554 because they would effectively prevent Ohio from embracing renewable energy and energy efficiency that will care for creation and protect the life and dignity of human persons — especially the most vulnerable. In response, I am proud to stand with Ohio faith leaders from other traditions and support the Ohio Statehouse Clean Energy Advocacy Day goals.Ohio lawmakers can help us all breathe easier for years to come, by unfreezing and fully reinstating Ohio’s renewable energy standards. Until then, Ohio faith leaders will continue to call on state lawmakers to do so.Full item: The moral, people-based case for reinstating Ohio’s renewable energy standards: Christopher G. Kerr (Opinion) Op-Ed: The Moral Case for Reinstating Ohio’s Renewable Energy Standardslast_img read more

Troops Surround Military Chief of the FARC, Which Has Suffered Forty Casualties in Two Weeks

first_imgBy Dialogo July 28, 2009 Bogotá, July 26 (EFE).- FARC’s military chief a.k.a.“Mono Jojoy,” may be surrounded today as a result of pressure from Colombian troops, which have inflicted forty casualties on the guerilla group in the last two weeks, in bombings and engagements in areas of the Llanos Orientales, in the east central region of the country. Gen. Javier Flórez, commander of the so-called Joint Task Force Omega that is pursuing rebels in areas of the Llanos Orientales, implied as much when he gave statistics on an offensive against the guerrilla chief’s security rings. This report was followed on Sunday by Colombian President Álvaro Uribe’s denunciation of the alleged purchase of powerful rocket launchers by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), acquired on the international arms market. By land and by air, the Colombian troops are tightening the noose around the FARC military chief in a vast region of the southern jungle departments of El Meta, Guaviare, and Caquetá. “We’ve counted around three thousand bandits within the security rings” set up by “Mono Jojoy,” General Flórez added, speaking to Caracol Radio’s station “W.” Between Friday and Saturday, following intelligence and tracking work, twenty FARC rebels, including two chiefs of the guerrilla group’s Front 43, were killed in a bombing and subsequent engagements. On Sunday the troops pursuing the rebels found an additional of four bodies, and it is presumed that the number may rise. In one of the jungle locations bombed, on the bank of a stream called Caño Cabra, military personnel found sixty abandoned rebel packs, as well as arms, ammunition, explosives, documents, and provisions. Only one death that of a non-commissioned officer in the Army Air Corps, has been reported in the confrontations. In the operations the troops have seized more than twenty tons of provisions and around seven tons of explosives belonging to the security forces of “Mono Jojoy” or “Jorge Briceño Suárez,” whose real name is Víctor Julio Suárez Rojas. General Flórez from Task Force Omega also revealed. that so far this year, seventy-six guerrillas have been demobilized from the FARC’s so-called “Eastern Block,” belonging to Front 43, which provides for Suárez Rojas’s security. On Saturday, while visiting a camp destroyed by Air Force attacks, the commander of the Armed Forces and Acting Defense Minister, Gen. Freddy Padilla de León, called on “Mono Jojoy” to surrender together with his men. “I want to extend an invitation to ‘Mono Jojoy’ and all his men to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the Colombian government’s Demobilization Plan to save their lives, and even for ‘Mono Jojoy’ to save the lives of the men whom he has engaged in these criminal activities,” Gen. Padilla de León indicated. Military operations will continue with increased intensity in this vast region between the Sierra de La Macarena and the Colombian plains and jungles, where the troops are searching for the members of the FARC’s “secretariat” (its chiefs). The guerrilla group has been engaged in armed struggle for more than forty-five years. On the other hand, in his appearance on Sunday at a reparations ceremony for the family members of almost six hundred victims of the conflict in Medellín in the northeast, President Uribe did not identify any country as providing the rockets to the guerrilla group. Uribe indicated that his administration has two options with regard to the rocket launchers in the hands of the FARC: “Either we can appease them, or we can proceed with firmness.” “If we take an attitude of appeasement, they’ll use these rocket launchers and will acquire more of them, and nobody in the international community will think twice about selling them to them. They’re not going to think about whether they should shoot them or not either. They’ll shoot them against the Colombian people,” he warned. And he indicated that “if we proceed with firmness, the international community will have to realize that instead of being lax about selling these weapons to terrorists, it has to be firm in cooperating with the Colombian democracy to defeat terrorism.”last_img read more

Congress of sports tourism in Zadar

first_imgIn the premises of the Sports Center Višnjik in Zadar, the 3rd Congress of Sports Tourism will be held from 15 to 17 November 2018.In addition to the Congress and a series of educational lectures, panels are organized on the topics of doping, youth sports, sustainable development of sports tourism, and an accompanying exhibition of Croatian sports. It will be presented as an innovation – a vision for the development of Croatian golf tourism, based on the Action Plan for the development of Croatia’s golf offer.”By involving reputable sports and scientific names in the program, our goal is to animate and encourage tourism professionals to exchange experiences and information, adopt new knowledge from top experts in practice, renew contacts and knowledge that will help those gathered to achieve better business results in the destinations from which they come, through a combination of tourism and sports. The goal is to encourage young people, athletes and students to develop their potential in sports subsequently, both in business and through sports tourism.”Said Sunčana Matić from the LUX promotion agency.The Zadar County Sports Association has recognized the value of involving athletes and sports experts in the development of sports tourism in the futureThe impressive potential of the Zadar County Sports Association – the umbrella body of the sports system in the Zadar County, was described by Secretary General Željko Birkić. He notes that 612 legal entities with a registered membership of approximately 10000 active athletes are registered in the field of sports in the Zadar County, ie with occasional athletes participating in approximately 15000 participants in 57 Olympic and non-Olympic sports and sports.“The goal of the Zadar County Sports Association is to contribute to the development and promotion of sports in the Zadar County, encourage top sports creativity and create conditions for achieving top sports achievements, development of sports activities for children and youth, and sports and recreational activities of citizens and people with disabilities , promoting the educational functions of sport, understanding tolerance and responsibility through playing sports, spreading Olympic ideals and strengthening the Olympic movement. Therefore, support for the realization of the Congress of Sports Tourism is at the same time a wise investment in the positive future of sports and tourism, through the same in the development of the economy and quality promotion of Zadar County, Dalmatia and the whole of Croatia. concluded Birkić.last_img read more

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In Lancaster and Coatesville, Governor Wolf Continues Local Roundtables to Address Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic

first_imgIn Lancaster and Coatesville, Governor Wolf Continues Local Roundtables to Address Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Rep. Mike Sturla, Rep. Bryan Cutler, Sen. Andy Dinniman, and Rep. Harry Lewis, as well as local officials, law enforcement, and health care professionals at two roundtables today to discuss local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combating the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania.In an effort to confront this epidemic collaboratively, Governor Wolf is conducting roundtables statewide to discuss the initiatives of his administration, the state legislature, county agencies, treatment centers, hospitals, and medical schools. The Wolf Administration is eager to engage in these local conversations in order to listen to local officials about the challenges that they are facing.“Fighting Pennsylvania’s opioid and heroin epidemic is a top priority for my administration,” said Governor Wolf. “These roundtables are an opportunity to work collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use crisis.”Governor Wolf was joined by a number of other state and local leaders at events in Lancaster and Coatesville. The governor lauded the efforts of Rep. Mike Sturla and Rep. Bryan Cutler at a roundtable at Lancaster General Hospital’s Burle Business Park location in the morning. In the afternoon, the governor touted the work of Sen. Andy Dinniman and Rep. Harry Lewis at Coatesville School District’s Benner Building.“The heroin and opioid drug crisis in Pennsylvania is not going to simply fade away,” said Rep. Mike Sturla. “We need to work together, like the Lancaster County Anti-Heroin Task Force is doing, to address this problem countywide and statewide. I appreciate Governor Wolf coming here to learn how this crisis is affecting our county and what we are trying to do about it.”“Opioid and heroin addiction is a health crisis that is robbing our Commonwealth and our nation of its most valuable resource – our young people. We simply cannot afford to let drugs gain a foothold in our communities and a get a grip on our young people,” Senator Dinniman said. “I want to thank the governor for his leadership on this issue and for coming to Coatesville to talk with community members about the heroin and opioid crisis facing our region. Chester County has already been a leader in getting Naloxone into the hands of those who need it. But we need to continue to expand the tools, resources, and support services necessary to save lives and help those suffering from drug abuse and addiction to turn their lives around.”“Pennsylvania is in an opioid and heroin epidemic; we need to work together to combat this serious issue facing all Pennsylvanians,” said Representative Lewis.The Wolf Administration hopes that these discussions are just the beginning of a larger conversation with both Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate as well as local officials, law enforcement, emergency responders, and health care professionals.“I look forward to continue working collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic,” said Governor Wolf. “The magnitude of the addiction and overdose death epidemic in Pennsylvania is shocking: at least seven Pennsylvanians die every day from a drug overdose. With nearly 2,500 overdose deaths in Pennsylvania in 2014 and estimates that the 2015 total will be higher, a collaborative effort on the federal, state, and local levels is crucial in combating this crisis.”Some of the administration’s initiatives in the fight against heroin include: signing a statewide standing order for naloxone, making it possible for all Pennsylvanians to access this life-saving drug; equipping the Pennsylvania State Police with naloxone so that those troopers who are first on the scene of an overdose can have another tool on-hand during these emergencies; partnering with Adapt Pharma to make Narcan available to public high schools across the state at no cost; developing the ABC-MAP prescription drug monitoring program to detect and prevent prescription fraud and abuse, which contribute to addiction; and appointing a director for the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Office, who will work to ensure that the PDMP meets its goal of assisting healthcare professionals in identifying patients that would benefit from treatment.In an effort to curtail drug addiction and curb the supply of excess drugs that can be used illicitly, the Department of Health is leading an effort to build upon the opioid prescribing guidelines already created, including specialty specific guidelines for emergency department providers, dentists, obstetricians and gynecologists, and pharmacists. These guidelines give healthcare providers direction for safe and effective pain relief practices, with greater emphasis on non-opioid therapies and greater caution to prevent addiction and diversion. In addition, the DOH recently joined dozens of healthcare organizations, medical experts, and consumer advocacy groups in signing petitions requesting changes to federal pain management requirements that are believed to foster dangerous prescribing practices.DOH is also working with the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to develop the “warm hand-off” process, whereby overdose survivors would be taken directly from the emergency department to a licensed drug treatment provider, as well as Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Program. This program helps communities properly dispose of unused prescriptions at any of the 400+ police station locations across Pennsylvania. To date, approximately 40,000 pounds of prescription drugs have been taken back and destroyed.Governor Wolf’s decision to expand Medicaid eligibility in Pennsylvania under the Affordable Care Act has greatly increased access to treatment services for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.Finally, Governor Wolf’s proposed 2016-17 budget provides more than $34 million to treat more than 11,250 new individuals with substance use disorder. The Department of Human Services will provide 25 new Opioid Use Disorder Centers of Excellence for individuals with substance use disorder, providing medication-assisted treatment and appropriate wraparound services, such as cognitive-based therapies. After this first phase of implementation, there will be a push for 25 more facilities that would have the capacity to treat 22,500 individuals total.# # #center_img April 29, 2016last_img read more

St.Pauls humbles defending champions Hitters while Ghaut Bucks surprises Cottong Gound in weekend SKABA match-ups

first_img 56 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! NewsSports St.Pauls humbles defending champions Hitters while Ghaut Bucks surprises Cottong Gound in weekend SKABA match-ups by: – June 9, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Thursday Night at Basketball City Cotton Ground Rebles took on Ghaut Bucks in the Premier DivisionAt the half the scores was 37 – 35 to Bucksthe final score ended 81 to 67 Ghaut BucksGhaut Bucks;Tambora “Tamby”  Caines 26 pts 2 rebs 5 ass 5 stlsDrevil Gumbs 13 pts 14 rebs 1 assDwight  “Mac 11” Jacobs 13 pts 4 rebs 4 ass 1 stlCotton Ground;Everson Webbe 16 pts 4 rebs 4 ass 3 stlsJennerson  “Buju” France 16 pts 3 rebs  1 stlKurt Herbert   14 pts 8 ass 2 stls In the Second Game that evening still in the Premier Division,The Game was lost by Forfeiture by the Village Tickers to St Paul’s Tuff Knots.Saturday night in the junior Division ODB Fruta Falcons came up against SLH Ghetto roots.At the Half the score was 34 to 22 to Fruta FalconsThe game ended 65 to 57 to Fruta FalconsFor the Fruta Falcons;Elroy Huggins 17 pts  8 rebs 1 stl 1 blkDequan Richards 12 pts  2 rebs 4 ass 5 stlsDejuan Grant 8 pts 3 rebs 2 stlsFor the SLH Ghetto Roots;Brian Williams 13 pts 1 ass 5 stlsMicheal Daniel 11 pts 5 rebs 2 ass 5 stls 1 blkDelva Matthew 8 pts 5 rebsIn the second game that same evening in the Premier Division,the St Paul’s Tuff Knots took on the Rams Hitters.At the half the score was 41 – 27 to St PaulsThe score ended 82 to 68 to St PaulsFor St paul’s Tuff Knots;Karis Douglas 27 pts 6 rebs 3 ass 2 stlsNashorn Maynard 20 pts 18 rebs 5 ass 2 stls 1 blkClayton Powell  12 pts  3 rebs 8 ass 3 stlsFor Rams Hitters;Tyrone Hutchinson 15 pts 2 rebs 2 ass 2 stlsMarlon Powell 14 pts 3 rebs 1 ass 3 stlsAnsel Revan 9 pts  12 rebs 2 ass 4 stls 2 blksBy: St.Kitts Sports Newslast_img read more

Russell Peace, 90

first_imgRussell A. Peace, 90, of Osgood passed away at 4:05pm Monday, November 28, 2016 at the Heritage House in Greensburg. He was born near Colmar in Bell County, Kentucky on January 22, 1926 the son of Oakley and Rhoda Poynter Peace. He was married to Ethel Hatfield on March 21, 1948 and his wife of 68 years survives. Other survivors include three daughters Doris (Mike) Stephens of Versailles, and Nancy Truesdel, and Angie (Phil) Kimbrell both of Cross Plains; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; son-in-law Gary Milam of Memphis, Tennessee, and a special nephew Wayne (Barbara) Peace of Osgood. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Barbara Milam, his brother Joseph Peace, and his sisters Ruby Poynter and Jewell Hatfield. Mr. Peace was an Army veteran of WWII where he served in the 774th Tank Battalion in Central Europe. He was honorably discharged on May 16, 1947 and for service to his country Mr. Peace received the WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Ribbon with one Bronze Star, and the Army Occupation of Germany Medal.  In civilian life Mr. & Mrs. Peace built and operated the Country Bait Shop which was located at the Wye in Versailles. They also operated the Cedar Creek Fish Hatchery at their home where they sold several species of fish both commercially and locally. Russell was inspirational in the building of the First Southern Baptist Church in Versailles where he and Ethel were charter members in 1968. Their favorite mission though was Peace’s Appalachian Children’s Fund where they collected Christmas items for kids in the southeastern part of Kentucky. Russell was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Osgood. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 2nd at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Dennis Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Osgood Fire Department or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Gregory Wayne Branson

first_imgGregory Wayne Branson, 58, of Greenfield, Indiana and formerly of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Hancock Regional Hospice in Geenfield.Born September 18, 1958 at the Johnson County Memorial Hospital, Greg was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville and Jackie Branson, of Shelbyville, Indiana, who both preceded him in death.  He was a graduate of both Shelbyville High School and Purdue University, where he received a degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1981.  Greg was employed as a Senior Design Engineer with the Hill-Rom Company, where he received over 300 patents in his name.  He retired after 34 years of service in 2014.On May 23, 1987 Greg married Bobbi J. Maple at the Batesville United Methodist Church.  Greg was a past member of the Batesville United Methodist Church, where he served as Head Usher and was Treasurer of the Church Trustees, the Gideon’s International, Batesville Jaycees Chapter and Purdue University Engineering Society.  He was currently a member of the Bradley United Methodist Church, in Greenfield, IN.  Greg had a fascination of old cars, especially the Studebaker.  He loved the music and arts of the ages.  His music collection was extensive that ranged from the Original Carter Family of the 1920s to the present.  Never one for sports, he had to endure years of watching or listening to Alabama football and Duke basketball with Bobbi as she cheered on her teams.Greg is survived by his wife, Bobbi.  Also surviving is a son SPC Eric Griffin Branson, United States Army, and his wife, Hannah, and granddaughter, Mavis of Lacey, Washington, a brother, Brian (Dawn) Branson of Shelbyville, a sister, Lisa (Rusty) McCormick of Southport, IN, sister-in-law, Linda Masterson of Greenfield.  He is also survived by nieces Darla Jones of Westport, IN, Summer Masterson of Greenfield and Katherine Branson of Angola, IN, in addition to nephews, Charles Schaekel of Greenfield, Zachary McCormick of Nashville, Tennessee, Trevor McCormick of Detroit, Michigan and Nicholas Branson of Shelbyville.Besides his parents, Greg was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. Charles and Doris Maple of Greensburg, IN and brother-in-law, John Masterson of Greenfield.Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 2PM, with visitation prior to the service from 11AM to 2PM, all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  The Revs. Charles Flory, Larry Marhanka and David Scifres will be officiants.  Burial will be at the Batesville United Methodist Cemetery.Memorials can be directed to the Batesville United Methodist Church, Bradley United Methodist Church, Gideon’s International or the Wounded Warrior Project.last_img read more

The University of California to suspend ACT/SAT testing requirement

first_imgThe University of California says that it will be suspending the ACT and SAT requirement for admission into their school until 2024.The decision was made Thursday by the board of Regent who all agreed unanimously.UC President Janet Napolitano who suggested the change last month spoke about the decision calling it a “significant change for the University’s undergraduate admissions.”While the use of the ACT and SAT will no longer be required for admission into the university that it does not mean students will not have toThe university says it is currently in the process of creating a new standardized test that it hopes will “more closely” align with what they “expect incoming students to know to demonstrate their preparedness for UC,” Napolitano said.The university hopes that the test will be completed and approved by the year 2025, however, if it does not meet the university’s standards, the university will eliminate the testing standard for California students and will work on a separate approach for out-of-state and international students.At least 51 universities have dropped the ACT and SAT requirement for at least the 2021 academic year due to the coronavirus. It is unclear if any other universities or colleges are considering keeping that change.last_img read more

GSA sophomore John Hassett wins Ellsworth Invitational

first_img Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com Latest Postscenter_img ELLSWORTH — John Hassett served notice on Saturday that he is a high school runner to be reckoned with this cross-country season.The George Stevens Academy sophomore left a field of 89 boys’ varsity runners from 12 Maine high schools behind as he won the annual Ellsworth Invitational with a time of 17 minutes and 40.42 seconds over the three-mile course.Hassett pulled ahead of runner-up Tristan Butterfield in the late going, besting the Orono junior by more than eight seconds with a strong finish.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOther Hancock County runners finishing among the top 10 were GSA junior Devin Valle, eighth in 18:39.27 and a pair of Mount Desert Island Trojans, senior Ralph Magnani, ninth in 18:54.01 and junior Peter Philbrook, 10th in 18:55.52.The Caribou Vikings took top honors in the boys’ varsity team competition with 56 points, placing all five scoring runners among the top 16 finishers.Orono’s Red Riots were second with 94 points and GSA was third with 107 points.Behind Hassett and Valle for the Eagles were junior Oliver Broughton, 30th in 20:16.43; junior Aylen Wolf, 33rd in 20:30.86; senior Tate Yoder, 40th in 20:40.88; junior Frank Schweizer, 58th in 21:42.95; and junior Griffin Shute, 71st in 22:49.38.For MDI’s Trojans, who placed fourth with 133 points, senior Ethan Craigo was 13th in 18:58.90; senior David Anderson was 36th in 20:36.41; junior Bryce DiMauro was 72nd in 22:50.54; senior Matt Hanna was 73rd in 22:58.46; and freshman Oliver King was 75th in 23:25.19.The Bucksport Golden Bucks, who placed 11th, got a strong performance from Skyler Fraga, who finished 17th in 19:19.17. He was followed by Amaziah Jones, 48th in 21:07.63; Ramon Perez, 49th in 21:09.96; Adam Bohlen, 59th in 21:45.37; and Taylor Soteres, 76th in 23:40.14.Sophomore Conrad Svec led the last place Ellsworth Eagles, placing 46th in 21:02.15. He was followed by senior Derek Look, 57th in 21:42.72; sophomore Noah Robidoux, 63rd in 22:09.43; freshman Austin Baron, 66th in 22:35.19; junior Tim Curts, 87th in 27:56.06; and freshman Collin Lima, 88th in 28:57.28.In the girls’ varsity race, sophomore Tia Tardy of the Mattanawcook Academy Lynx (20:17.84) outdueled sophomore Hannah Steelman of Orono (20:19.01) for first place honors.Five other county runners also placed among the top 10.For MDI, senior Waylon Henggeler was third in 20:50.97 and senior Caroline Driscoll was fifth in 21:21.50; Ellsworth junior Hayley Lawrence was eighth in 21:34.45; and for GSA, freshman Eliza Broughton was ninth in 21:59.83 and junior Hanna Gutow was 10th in 22:04.67.GSA put four runners among the top 17 finishers, but could not quite overcome Orono’s Red Riots, who had three of the top six runners and finished with 49 points.For the runner-up Eagles, with 63 points, freshman Mary Richardson was 14th in 23:00.77; sophomore Bella Cimeno was 17th in 23:14.69; junior Rachel DesFosses was 26th in 23:55.65; and senior Cedar Slagle was 31st in 24:42.67.With the loss to graduation of several standout runners, MDI’s Trojans couldn’t muster the same tight pack that led them to championships over the past few years.For the Trojans, fourth with 95 points, sophomore Erin White was 30th in 24:38.62, senior Sydney Wright was 36th in 25:11.53 junior Xingyao Chen was 40th in 25:27.08, freshman Eddaejia Keene was 48th in 26:40.21 and senior Anita Wray was 54th in 27:27.58.Neither Ellsworth nor the Bucksport Golden Bucks mustered enough runners to compete for team honors.Behind Lawrence for the Eagles were junior Olivia Lounder, 27th in 24:15.23; freshman Katelyn Bagley, 53rd in 27:03.97; and sophomore Julia Zavaleta, 58th in 27:41.07.For Bucksport, senior Natalie Coleman placed 12th in 22:38.70 and Natasha Clement was 55th in 27:36.65.MDI and GSA runners also turned in strong performances in the junior varsity competition.In the girls’ race for MDI, junior Sakura Sunagawa was the winner in 23:07.68 and freshman Ava Drennan was 10th in 27:12.36.For GSA, sophomore Emma Larson-Whittaker was third in 24:05.99, sophomore Hanna Jordan was sixth in 26:18.83 and sophomore Lanie Richards was seventh in 26:32.65.In the boys’ race for GSA, sophomore Tyler Ray was third in 20:42.64 and freshman Dylan DesFosses was eighth in 21:48.22. Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Biolast_img read more