Kyle Busch baffled by mechanical failure at Dover

first_imgDOVER, Del. — Kyle Busch’s recent results in spring races at Dover International Speedway can be distilled into one visual image — a piece of a broken drive shaft lying on the racing surface more than 100 laps before Sunday’s AAA 400 was scheduled to end.From the outset, Busch complained of a vibration in his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Nevertheless, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series leader was able to keep his car in the top five until the driveshaft broke on Lap 272, knocking Busch out of the race in 35th place.VIDEO: Drive shaft winds up on the track“We started the race with it, unfortunately, and it just kept getting worse and worse as the day was going,” said Busch, who was running third when the failure occurred. “I don’t know why we started the race with it — we hadn’t had anything like that in a long, long time. I know what it was, but not sure why we had the problem to begin with …“It just got so bad there that last run vibrating it even blew the shifter ball off the shifter, and when it finally broke, I couldn’t even grab the shifter in order to knock it out of gear so I could just push the clutch in, so I had to nurse it back and get out of everybody’s way.”Busch said the issue came as a complete surprise.MORE: Race results | Updated standings“We’ve never had that problem before,” he said. “We’ll have to go back to the shop and diagnose it, try to figure it out. It’s kind of weird.“We’ve had issues like that in practices before, and we’ve been able to figure it out early enough to not have the problem in the race, but this weekend we never had that issue at all until the race started, so felt weird about how that went down.”Busch has now failed to finish four of the last five spring races at Dover. The good news is that he retained the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lead by 22 points over Joey Logano (13th Sunday) and 40 over race winner Kevin Harvick.last_img read more

Troubled Iraq Veteran Seeks Atonement From Family He Harmed in Baghdad

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA US soldier who was involved in a firefight in Iraq is seeking redemption and forgiveness from a family that lost three members in the chaotic battle on a Baghdad street.In the midst of a fierce gun battle, Lance Corporal Lu Lobello’s unit opened fire on three cars killing the drivers, all members of the Kachadoorian family who drove into the intersection.After the war, back in the United States, Lobello, like many of the other soldiers in his unit, was deeply troubled by the civilian deaths.Now, the Marine has become like a son to the family, visiting several times and talking often by phone.(READ more of Dexter Filkins’ story from the New Yorker)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Vehicle crashes into airport terminal

first_img Airport Director Alex Rupp said the offices were unoccupied at the time of the accident and there were no injuries among airport staff.As a result of the accident, phones and computers at Airport Travel Agency would be down through Monday. An errant driver in a runaway truck crashed into the general aviation terminal at Jack Brooks Airport early Thursday. Staff Reportcenter_img The Department of Public Safety said in an issued release that a 2014 Dodge Ram was headed west at an unsafe speed on Jerry Ware Road near the terminal at 5 a.m. when the driver lost control and struck the building.Kyle Martin Stelly of Vidor, the driver, was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital with serious injuries, DPS said.A blood sample was taken from Stelly and toxicology results were pending, according to DPS.last_img read more

Tony Nominees Kristine Nielsen and Julie White on Being Surrounded by Death and Dicks in Broadway’s Gary

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:27Loaded: 0.00%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -1:27 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Related Shows View Comments Let’s talk about your rehearsal period. It was trial by fire for both of you in different ways. Tell us what happened. Kristine: Well, I was doing Carol for a very brief time, it seems like now.Julie: Did you ever get out of the rehearsal room?Kristine: I did do a tech. I did do some blood—not to give anything away with your wonderful blood stuff—but I did get to do the speech. Nathan always tortures her by saying, “There was a big laugh here!” We never had any audience. I don’t know who that big laugh was!Julie: I think it’s easier for me because I’d never seen Krissy do it. I got to come into it completely clean. Whereas you had been rehearsing for six weeks—and prior to that, some sort of a workshop kind of situation.Kristine: That was just around the table.Julie: She had to get Carol out of her ear, and get Andrea out of her ear in order to find her own way into Janice.Kristine: We just jumped on top of Nathan, and he carried us over the finish line. I give him so much credit for that.Julie: He is amazing.Kristine: The tea-party scene, when we’re all together, was the hardest for me was to learn. To not listen to Julie, but always listen to Julie.Julie: Oh, that must have been so freaky. I mean, ultimately, we can’t remember [the rehearsal process]. I just remember that one time in your dressing room when we were both crying.Kristine: I was like, “It can’t be seen!” This can’t be seen.Julie: [sobbing] We can’t do it!Kristine: I’ll never work again! You know, that kind of feeling. Kristine: Yeah, she’s a bit of a scaredy cat, which we all are.Julie: Yeah—and in a panic!Is it challenging to find the energy to be in a panic?Kristine: The play invites 110 percent from the top.Julie: There’s a sense of overwhelm for the audience the minute the curtain goes up.Kristine: There is the time pressure, you know? There is an inauguration happening. This war is cyclical. It’s constantly happening. Who’s in, who’s on first? You just kind of tap-dance your way to solving things—getting all these bodies sorted.Julie: [Director George C. Wolfe] also did a brilliant thing where he added a cue: When we leave the stage, you hear the sound of like a door opening and what’s going on outside. It’s just screaming.Kristine: Chaos.Julie: We’re functioning in this place, but the raging tragedy goes on all around us.Do you get desensitized to the tragedy of it?Kristine: There are times when you laugh at them, and there are times when they are profoundly sad. The bodies remind you of the cost.Julie: When I see them for the first time every night, they are very horrifying to me. I’m always just crying as soon as he takes the sheet off of the women and children. We always say, like on the knife’s edge, it’s crazy, it’s silly, and then it’s also just all the guts. All the guts are there. After a whirlwind process of getting Taylor Mac’s new play Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus on its feet, Tony-nominated stars Kristine Nielsen and Julie White are basking in the 2019 awards season. When Andrea Martin was injured and had to withdraw from the production, Nielsen took on her role as beleaguered maid Janice, while White stepped into Nielsen’s previous role as hysterical midwife Carol. sat down with the acclaimed actresses (this is Nielsen’s second Tony nom and White’s third; she won in 2007 for The Little Dog Laughed) to chat about the dark comedy’s chaos, carnage and (ahem!) cocks.What is it like going to work every day surrounded by corpses and penises?Kristine: It’s heaven. [Laughs.]Julie: We love our set. We love our set designer Santo Laquasto. Our set is filled with terrifying—and yet kind of funny-looking—dead bodies, all of them with their dicks out. So, it’s pretty nutty.Kristine: They are like dolls. We’ve named some of them. Isn’t it Mr. Peep? What’s his name? It’s the one that hits Nathan so graciously every night in the face? Mr. Peepers or something. There is one that looks like Abraham Lincoln.Julie: There’s one on the ground that looks so much like Bernie Sanders. She’s cleaning up after them, so she’s real matter of fact with them, but my character is freaked out by them, so I do a lot of screaming.Kristine: You like the soldiers.Julie: I like the handsome ones.What were your first impressions of this play when you first took a look at it?Kristine: My first impression of this play was that it was a lot of words.Julie: Kristine did a workshop of it over two years ago, and it was double the play. Did it have an act break?Kristine: No. It was just long, long, long.Julie: But [playwright] Taylor [Mac] was coming off a play that lasted 24 hours, so he doesn’t think about time in the same way. Kristine: I just love doing this because I think it’s about the world, without being literally about specific things in the world. It’s the currents that are everywhere. People in England could see this. People in Venezuela could see it. People in Spain. I mean, all the chaos that is out there that is just the time.Julie: So true. I feel so enormously proud to be in it.Kristine: We’re showing the world. I had someone who came and said, “You know what this play actually showed me the most? Hope.” We’re going to survive it—all this chaos that’s out there! We’re going to get past it because it’s cyclical. We’re going to be OK. There’ll be a Janice and a Gary and a Carol who will make a difference. They’ll make that one little step. Kristine: I think you’re right there. Ultimately, it sort of pared itself out. But that was the first impression. It was like, “This is a very smart play. I’m not smart enough, maybe.” I always [feel that way about] Taylor. I sit with a dictionary—I think I know what a word means, and then I have to look it up again to make sure I really know what it means. Sometimes you think you know something, and you don’t. He’s so clever.Julie: The language is incredible. Do you have an actual dictionary? Because you know you can just do that on your phone.Kristine: I actually have a dictionary.Let’s not scare the audience—you don’t actually need to know any big words or even anything about Shakespeare to see Gary.Julie: No, because it’s also just a bunch of clowning. It’s all in there: the humor, the highbrow and the low.Kristine: Laugh, cry, laugh, cry.Julie: And, you know, fart jokes.Kristine: Lots of those.Julie: It’s all in there. It’s like the parables in the Bible—you could take them at their face value, or the longer you thought about it, there was something else in there. I find it like that. And because I had a very short rehearsal period, I just had to make choices and go. But as it’s settling into me, I’m like, “I get this!” Oh, man. I love that.Kristine: I like to say, it never settles in, Julie. Can I just say that? Every night it’s like working with an animal. It’s a new, wonderful experience. Star Files Julie White in Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus (Photo: Julieta Cervantes) Show Closed This production ended its run on June 16, 2019 Julie White And now you both have Tony nominations.Kristine: I know! Cut to— What happened?!Julie: That’s right. We don’t need more than five days’ rehearsal.Kristine: That’s it! Any more and you won’t get that Tony!Julie: Way to go, nominators! The only place they kind of screwed up was that they didn’t they nominate Nathan. But he already won it in my mind. Come see the play. It’s an extraordinary performance.Let’s talk about these characters. What would Janice, for example, be like in a different work environment?Kristine: Well, I think she’s a little anal retentive. She’d have to be cleaning. Wherever she is would be neat; everything set perfectly.Julie: She’s a boss.Kristine: If she were in a modern thing, she’d be one of those people who clean up murder scenes. What a dreary, horrible job—but she’d do it efficiently. It would be spotless, and she would be proud of that afterward. She can sort of compartmentalize all the ugly, and not deal with it. She could also be one of those mean nurses who’d be like, “Stop crying! Suck it up!” Or maybe the home aide from hell.Julie: I think Janice should run the world, frankly. By the end of the play, she’s going to go off and run the world.What about Carol? Julie: I have a tendency to make all my characters be some aspect of me. Very early on, I thought about myself riding in the bus to the Women’s March, and how depressed I was. I was thinking, “This seems stupid.” But then somebody gave me a hand-knit hat, and I put it on, and I started walking. And everybody had these hilarious and touching and amazing homemade signs, and there were little kids in a bunch of different versions of this knitted cap—all that pink. There were so many of us, you couldn’t march anywhere. We finally just yelled, “Let’s march! Let’s march!” But we were basically stuck over by the Porta-Potties. I feel that Carol wants to do the right thing, but she doesn’t know how. Kristine Nielsen and Julie White(Photos by Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Kristine Nielsen Kristine Nieslen in Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus (Photo: Julieta Cervantes)last_img read more

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgSM North quarterback Will Schneider.SM North can’t hold off Olathe Northwest. For a while there, it looked like SM North’s football team might end its 23-game losing streak in front of its Homecoming crowd. But despite leading 13-3 in the first half, the Indians couldn’t hold off a surging Olathe Northwest squad that capitalized on turnovers in the third and fourth quarter to notch a 37-20 victory. The Indians will face a tough Olathe squad next week in their final game before district play begins. Boy Scout Pumpkin Patch starts today. The St. Ann/St. Agnes Boy Scout Troop 98 Pumpkin Patch starts today and runs through Sunday. Held in the St. Agnes Grotto, the event will feature pumpkins for sale as well as games and entertainment. On Saturday, there will be live jazz from 5:30-7 p.m. On Sunday, there will be a pumpkin decorating contest at 2 p.m. More information is available here.Westwood Company featured in tech report. Red Nova Labs at 4830 Rainbow in Westwood began life as a startup incubator and has now grown to 40 employees. The company, which provides digital services for the self-storage industry, and its culture are the subjects of a report posted this week on on Tech Cocktail. [Inside the company culture of Kansas City’s Red Nova Labs – Tech Cocktail] Big haul at drug event. Roeland Park police report collecting 34 pounds of unused and unwanted prescription drugs during the recent DEA Drug Drop Off Event. Nearly 50 pounds were reported by the DEA to be dropped off in Fairway.last_img read more

Free GAL training offered in Tampa Nov. 14

first_img November 1, 2015 Regular News Free GAL training offered in Tampa Nov. 14 F ree GAL training offered in Tampa Nov. 14The Guardian ad Litem Program of Hillsborough County will host a pro bono attorney training on Saturday, November 14, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in its office located at 700 E. Twiggs Street, Ste. 750, in Tampa.The training will provide 6.5 general and 0.5 ethics CLE credits. There will be a $30 hospitality fee to cover breakfast and lunch during this training. For more information, contact Yvonne Marrone at 813-307-3325 or email

Anxiety is normal, but PTSD may simmer in children who’ve seen Boston Marathon bombing

first_imgCBS: The graphic nature of the attack at the Boston Marathon can be difficult for many to process, and that includes young people.Whether or not they were physically there at the bombing, children can be profoundly affected by what they hear and see. It can be normal to notice some anxiety and fear after an event like the marathon bombing, Dr. Alan Hilfer, director of psychology at Maimonides Medical Center in New York, explained to most important thing is that someone will be there for them — because they’ll be turning to the adults in their life and their peer for answers and support.…Children who might have experienced a traumatic event in the past — should especially be watched after events like Monday’s tragedy because they may go through retraumatization right away — even if they weren’t physically at marathon. A study in November 2012 in Psychological Science showed that children who had lived in areas hard hit by Hurricane Katrina who had PTSD symptoms were more likely to experience PTSD again the more Hurricane Gustav coverage they watched.“I certainly saw it in 9/11 when people heard airplanes or when they became anxious because the airplane was flying low,” Hifler said. “It’s not the fact that people become anxious a little bit about it. It’s when anxiety begins to interfere with their daily functions, when they’re not interacting in the community or at school.”Read the whole story: CBSlast_img read more

News Scan for Apr 08, 2019

first_imgCDC confirms 78 new measles cases; US on track for record yearThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recorded 78 more measles cases in the last week, a sign that ongoing outbreaks in several states are growing.The 2019 total number of cases has jumped to 465 in 19 states, as Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Nevada all reported their first cases of the year last week.”This is the second-greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since measles was eliminated in 2000,” the CDC said. In 2014 the agency recorded 667 measles cases, and last year saw 372 cases, now the third-most since 2000. If the current pace of cases continues, the nation could top the 2014 total as soon as the end of this month or in May.Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington have all recorded cases.Of note this week is a growing outbreak in Michigan, where 39 cases have been reported between Mar 13 and Apr 5 in Oakland and Wayne counties. As with outbreaks in New York and New Jersey, the Michigan outbreak is connected to an imported case of measles from Israel.New York City recorded 45 more cases in an outbreak in Queens and Brooklyn that’s been ongoing since October. There are now 259 cases in that outbreak, which began with an unvaccinated child who contracted the virus in Israel.In addition to Michigan and New York City, the CDC is tracking five other measles outbreaks: Rockland County, New York (157 cases); Washington state (74); New Jersey (13); Butte County, California (6); and Santa Clara County, California (3). Apr 8 CDC update MERS infects 3 more in latest Saudi clusterSaudi Arabia today reported two more MERS-CoV cases that appear to be part of a cluster in Khafji in the northeastern part of the country, plus a case in Jeddah in the west.In its epidemiologic week 15 report, the Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) said the newly confirmed MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) cases in Khafi involve two men, ages 28 and 34. Both had secondary exposure, meaning they probably contracted their infections from another sick patient. The history of contact with camels is unknown for both patients.The patient in Jeddah is an 80-year-old man. His case is listed as “primary,” meaning it’s unlikely he contracted the disease from another patient. As with the other cases, it’s not known whether he had recent contact with camels, a known MERS risk factor.With the new cases, 9 MERS-CoV illnesses have been reported in Khafji since Mar 29. Also, the 3 new illnesses lift Saudi Arabia’s total since the first of the year to 123 cases, including 57 linked to a large outbreak in Wadi ad-Dawasir.Apr 8 MOH update Nigeria reports 16 more Lassa fever casesThe Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 16 new confirmed Lassa fever in five states, officials said in a report covering epidemiologicl week 13, which ended on Mar 31. The new infections lift the country’s outbreak total since the first of the year to 526 confirmed cases. Currently, 29 patients are being treated at seven centers across the country.One more health worker infection was reported, raising the total sickened in the country’s latest outbreak to 17.Two more people died from their Lassa fever infections, raising the year’s fatality count to 121.The virus—typically contracted by coming into contact with rodent excreta—is endemic in Nigeria. Human-to-human transmission can occur, as well, and 6,489 contacts have been identified in 20 states, of which 22.2% are still being followed and 76.8% have completed their 21-day follow-up.Apr 8 NCDC update Study confirms decline in pertussis vaccine protection after first decadeIn children vaccinated against pertussis, vaccine effectiveness (VE) is high during the first decade of life but falls rapidly, according to case-control study from Canadian researchers in Vaccine.To track pertussis VE, scientists examined 1,335 cases reported to public health officials in Ontario from Jan 1, 2009, to Mar 31, 2015. Then they compared them with 5,340 randomly selected matched controls. In Ontario, children receive three priming doses of acellular pertussis vaccine at infancy, toddler, and preschool ages, followed by an adolescent booster dose between 14 and 16 years.For 2- to 3-year-olds, VE against pertussis was 92% and declined only slightly, to 90%, in 8- to 9-year-olds. However, in 12- to 13-year-olds, VE fell quickly, to 49%. The researchers also found that the teenage booster didn’t fully restore protection: VE reached 76% in 14- to 16-year-olds and 78% in 16- to 22-year-olds. The team noted that VE was generally higher and waned more slowly than they found previously in a test-negative case-control study.There were no widespread outbreaks or deaths in infants during the study period, which the authors said seems to support substantial and sustained VE, though they noted that disease activity patterns could be influencing immunity from earlier infections in older age-groups.They said the findings suggest the current pertussis vaccine schedule seems to be working well, though more efforts are needed to protect infants, including immunization during pregnancy. And they noted that consistent waning in immunity between the two study designs is a useful finding for policymakers.Apr 6 Vaccine abstract Vaccine allergies occur in only 1 of 760,000 vaccinations, experts sayOnly 1 in 760,000 vaccinations will result in hives, swelling, or anaphylaxis, according to an article published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). This means that allergies to vaccines are extremely rare, and even if someone does have an allergy, an allergist can safely administer injections.Most true allergic reactions to vaccines occur within minutes of receiving an immunoglobulin E (IgE)–mediated vaccine, and very rarely occur more than 4 hours after an injection. Injection-site pain and swelling are not signs of an allergy.And people with egg, latex, yeast, and gelatin allergies can also confidently receive most vaccines, though they may require an allergist’s administration. “Allergists can facilitate immunization of patients with vaccine allergy through techniques such as graded administration. Possible allergies to vaccines should not be a source of vaccine hesitancy for patients and health care providers,” the article concludes. Apr 8 CMAJ studylast_img read more

Timken’s Technology Group Taps New VP of Product Innovation

first_imgCANTON, OHIO — Donald Remboski has been named vice president of product innovation for the Timken Co.’s Technology Group located at Timken Research in North Canton, Ohio. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In this new position, Remboski will help the company accelerate both top- and bottom- line growth by creating strategies for inventing and deploying new product technologies. According to Sal Miraglia, senior vice president of technology, Remboski’s knowledge of complex automotive systems will be valuable as the company moves into new markets. Early in his career, Remboski was employed as a programmer at Manufacturing Data Systems Inc. and the University of Michigan, both in Ann Arbor, Mich. In 1983, he moved to Digital Equipment Corp. in Hudson Mass., where he served as design engineer in the Semiconductor Engineering Group. In 1985, Remboski moved to Barrack Laboratories in Marlborough, Mass., as project coordinator on the Spark-Ignition Engine Programs. Since 1991, he has been employed by Motorola Automotive in Dearborn and Farmington Hills, Mich., where he has held positions of senior project engineer, staff engineer and senior staff engineer of the Advanced Projects Group, member of the Technical Staff and director, Automotive Innovation Center, his most recent position. He holds 38 personal patents and has received the Motorola Distinguished Innovator Award and Motorola Master Innovator Award. For more information about Timken, go to: _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more