Dr. Al Gross, Alaska independent candidate for U.S. Senate. Gross would caucus with Democrats.As Democrats fixate on Georgia to see whether it might play host to two highly consequential Senate runoffs, it’s worth at least putting a pin in the Alaska Senate race too. At the moment, the AP reports that only about 50% of the state’s votes have been counted in the race between GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan and independent challenger Al Gross (who would caucus with Democrats). Sullivan leads that race by about 57,600 votes, but there are at least 110,000 absentee ballots that have yet to be counted along with an unknown number of early in-person votes cast after Oct. 29. In other words, there’s a lot of counting still to be done, and it won’t happen until next Tuesday.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Gregory Wayne “Greg” Parks, 58, of Aurora, IN, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 in Indianpolis, IN.He was born Sunday, May 25, 1958 in Madison, IN, Son of Diana and Floyd Parks.Greg was owner and operator of JMP Construction Company. He was an avid sports fan. His favorites were IU, the Colts and Nascar Racing. He enjoyed camping by the river and listeng to music. He also sang and was a DJ. Greg loved life. He loved to spend time with his friends and family, especially daughter Jessica and grandaughter, Jaelyn. He will be greatly missed.Surviving are daughter, Jessica Parks of Indianapolis, IN; parents, Diana and Floyd Parks of Milan, IN; granddaughter, Jaelyn Amour Fontenot; Siblings, Lisa Needham of Lawrenceburg, IN, Teresa Lacey of Milan, IN, Niece and Nephews,Crystal Parks, Jason Parks and Travis Needham; Best Friends, Tom Chalk and Dennis McCabe. He was preceded in death by Grandmother Laura Jean Long.Friends will be received 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Thursday, at 11:00 am.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, IN.Contributions may be made towards funeral expenses.. If unable to attend, please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
Update: Williams posted the following shortly after the university’s announcement: Just two days following the Trojans’ Holiday Bowl victory over Nebraska, USC announced Monday that junior defensive end Leonard Williams will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.The 6’-5’’, 300-pound Williams, who is a two-time All-American, is projected to be a Top-10 pick in the draft.“This was a very hard decision for me,” Wiliams said in an official statement by USC athletics. “I love USC, Coach Sark and the coaching staff, my teammates and the fans, and I love the game of college football. It’s hard to leave all of that. I know life is never the same once you leave college.”“But I feel like it’s the right time to go, Williams added. “I feel like I’m looking forward to the new challenge that the NFL presents.”Despite being double-teamed by the majority of USC’s opponents in 2014, Williams racked up 80 total tackles and a team-high seven sacks. He finishes his USC career with 21 total sacks and 36.5 tackles for loss.Head coach Steve Sarkisian also showed his support for Williams’s decision.“We wish Leonard the best of luck,” Sarkisian said. “We know he will represent USC well in his professional career. He was a great player here for all three of his years. Just like our players, Leonard is a Trojan for life and we will always support him.”In ESPN insider Todd McShay’s most recent mock draft, he had Williams being selected third overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars. If McShay’s prediction holds true, Williams will join his former teammate in USC alumnus Marqise Lee.The last Trojan defensive player to be taken in the top five of the NFL Draft was defensive tackle Darrell Russell in 1997 and Williams looks to follow in his foot steps come draft night in Chicago on April 30.The next stop for Williams is expected to be the NFL Scouting Combine, which will be held in February.
Circus Circle Hockey Club will be staging its first reunion since its inception back in 1983. The reunion will be spread over three days, starting on Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24.The reunion will see over 50 past players, with approximately half of that number travelling from the United Kingdom and the United States to make the historic event.Activities will start with a welcome session at Cuddy’z Sports Bar and Restaurant in New Kingston on Friday, April 22. Then on Saturday, the day’s activities will start off with an early morning beach breakfast, followed by a ‘Circus Circle Golf Challenge’ at 10 a.m.In the afternoon, there will be a hockey double-header at the Mona Hockey Turf featuring a Circus Circle Invitational team taking on a local select Jamaica Hockey Federation team, to be followed by the main event: Circus Circle Masters playing an over-45 Invitational Masters team.The weekend activities will culminate on Sunday, April 24, with a road trip to Strawberry Fields in St Mary.