Snow will have growth removed

first_imgWASHINGTON – Presidential spokesman Tony Snow is undergoing surgery Monday to remove a small growth in his lower abdomen, a procedure he said was being done “out of an aggressive sense of caution” because he had colon cancer two years ago. Snow said Friday that cancer tests have been negative since the growth – about the size of the tip of his small finger – was discovered in his lower right pelvic area. He said he feels fine but decided to have it removed now rather than having to continue monitoring it. “Please do not leap to conclusions about this because we don’t know what this is,” Snow told reporters. “We know it’s coming out and I know I’ll be back soon.” Snow, 51, had his colon removed in 2005 and underwent six months of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with colon cancer. He and his wife have three young children. Snow undergoes regular tests, including a PET imaging scan to help doctors see how organs and tissues are functioning, magnetic resonance imaging tests, and CAT scans to generate cross-sectional views and, if needed, three-dimensional images. These scans revealed the growth in September. Though it has grown in size since, blood tests and further PET scans have not indicated a return of his cancer. He said it could merely be biopsied to see whether it is cancerous, and then periodically checked afterward if not, but that he would rather just have it out. “Out of an aggressive sense of caution I’m going to go in for surgery,” Snow said. The press secretary joked about Monday’s surgery, which will reveal whether his cancer has returned with the growth and possibly around it as well, saying he would “come back here a little lighter” than before. But it’s not a minor procedure, and it will keep Snow away from the White House for several weeks, in the hospital for about a week and recovering at home after that. Deputy press secretary Dana Perino will assume Snow’s duties in his absence. The news came a day after Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, announced that her breast cancer has returned in an incurable, but treatable, form.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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RCMP in province to use bait sleds to crack down on thefts

first_imgSimilarly to bait cars if a snowmobile is stolen, police are able to track it to its location and recover the vehicle while arresting those responsible.In a release Corporal Tom Blakney of the Revelstoke RCMP said, “The Bait Sled is another great tool we use to combat auto crime. It works as both a deterrent as well as enforcement. Enforcement isn’t really the key goal though, as prevention can have even bigger long-term effects.”Police are advising snowmobile owners of tips to help combat theft including: Parking vehicles in well lit areas with lots of pedestrian traffic, mark sleds with ID numbers, investing in anti-theft devices, recording all identifying information on your equipment including sleds, trucks, and trailers and to keep it separate from your machines, and securely lock your equipment.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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PRRD issues notice on moving animals

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Peace River Regional District has details about what animal and livestock owners can do if they’re faced with an evacuation alert.Animal owners should have a plan for their animals, and make sure they’ll have food, water, shelter and any veterinary supplies they need:Make arrangements for your pets and hobby animals in case you have to go to a shelter where they cannot be with you.  Horse and other hobby livestock can be boarded the North Peace Light Horse Association (please contact Becky at 250-619-5548 or Vivian at 250-261-6381 or Bonny at 250-263-3179).  Please make contact with the EOC to make arrangements for boarding if you do not have a place to board them.Commercial livestock producers involved in farm businesses should make relocation arrangements where possible, and may obtain assistance through the EOC where necessary.  Commercial livestock may be relocated under an Evacuation Alert with approval from the EOC, so contact your EOC to discuss your situation.Due to the increased possibility of animals becoming lost or disoriented, please ensure you have a way of identifying your animals:Pets and hobby animals may have tattoos, licenses and/or computer chips, make sure you have some documentation of that method and take some pictures. Horses may have brands but many do not, as a precaution take some pictures and possibly braid a small tag with your name & contact information into their mane where they are not likely to rip it off.Livestock are likely to have brands, tattoos, and/or RFID tags, but taking some extra pictures and having their documentation to go is prudent.- Advertisement -The PRRD says farm businesses are defined by the Farm Practices Protection (Right to Farm) Act, adding that this is those farm businesses where a reasonable expectation of income, based on sales, is anticipated including, but not limited to, the rearing and keeping of livestock.Livestock and livestock raising are defined by the Assessment Act, Classification of Land as a Farm Regulation. It does not include the keeping of pets such as members of the genus Canus or Felis, hobby farms or animals kept within the confines of a home.  (From EMBC Policy on livestock relocation)last_img read more

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Messi hat-trick breaks La Liga record as Barca put five past Mallorca

first_imgSharesLionel Messi scored his 35th La Liga hat-trick in Barcelona’s 5-2 win over Real Mallorca on Saturday © AFP / Josep LAGOMadrid, Spain, Dec 7 – Lionel Messi broke yet another record by hitting his 35th La Liga hat-trick on Saturday as Barcelona thrashed Real Mallorca 5-2 to keep pace with Real Madrid at the top of the table.A trio of vintage Messi finishes contributed to five stunning Barca goals, the best of them arguably belonging to Luis Suarez, whose brilliant backheel capped a free-flowing move, involving seven different players. “I knew I had a little gap, my last resort was to try a backheel,” said Suarez. “I was surprised,” added Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde. “It was an extraordinary goal.”But at the end of a week in which Messi claimed a record sixth Ballon d’Or, it was the Argentinian etching his name into the history books again after pulling clear of Cristiano Ronaldo’s 34 La Liga trebles to stand alone. “Unbelievable,” said Valverde. “It was a celebration of the Ballon d’Or.”The efforts of Messi and Suarez overshadowed Antoine Griezmann’s opener but that was impressive too, the Frenchman applying a sumptuous chip after being assisted by his own goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. An exhibition of creativity at Camp Nou allowed for the occasional lapse in defence and Mallorca’s Ante Budimir twice reduced the deficit to 2-1 and 4-2, even if a comeback never looked likely. Instead, Messi underlined his status as the world’s finest footballer with another sublime performance, instant evidence for why he was presented with his latest Ballon d’Or trophy on the pitch before kick-off. Messi now has 12 goals this season, the highest in the division and one ahead of Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, who had scored one and set up another in an equally comfortable 2-0 victory over Espanyol a few hours earlier. It means Madrid and Barcelona are back level on points at the top of the table, with Barca ahead on goal difference. Sevilla, in third, are four points further back. Benzema’s own irresistible form in parallel with Messi adds an intriguing sub-plot to the upcoming Clasico on December 18, which looks increasingly likely to decide who will sit first over the Christmas break. “We’re talking about Karim a lot recently, in a good way,” said Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. “He’s getting older and that’s made a difference, his maturity. “None of us are perfect. But he’s asked to chase and he does it. He’s asked to score and he does it. I can’t ask for more, only that he keeps doing it.” After rocky starts, La Liga’s most successful two clubs also appear to be hitting their stride ahead of what is shaping up to be a crunch meeting in 11 days’ time. Messi in this mood will be hard to stop. For his first goal, he cut in from the right and bent the ball into the top left-hand corner and his second was almost a carbon copy, Suarez setting it back for his partner to hit the same spot. In between, Budimir latched onto an excellent reverse pass by Salva Sevilla to briefly give Mallorca hope after Griezmann had opened the scoring, racing onto Ter Stegen’s through ball and scooping it over Manolo Reina. Suarez hit the post and then stumbled after skipping around Reina but he made up for both two minutes before half-time with arguably the goal of the night. Ten passes, involving seven different players, ended with Suarez with his back to goal and somehow the Uruguayan dug out a superb shot with the back of his foot that span into the far corner. Frenkie de Jong had been instrumental in the build-up. Budimir capitalised on a rare Ter Stegen error to head in before Messi completed his hat-trick with seven minutes left. Sergi Roberto pulled back for Suarez, who set it up for Messi. His shot clipped the crossbar on its way in. – French connection –Karim Benzema scored his 15th goal of the season as Real Madrid beat Espanyol 2-0 on Saturday. © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUEarlier, Benzema gave the assist to his compatriot Raphael Varane before scoring his 15th goal of the season. Varane’s goal came in the 37th minute after Benzema had bundled through on the edge of the box. With his left foot, Varane stabbed into the far corner. Vinicius Junior, lively on his first start since October 19, might have made it two after tearing away on the break but he failed to beat Diego Lopez at his near post.Benzema also missed from a Vinicius cross but finally got his goal with 11 minutes left. He threaded in Fede Valverde with a smart reverse pass and then continued his run, before meeting the pull-back and finding the corner. Defeat means Espanyol stay 19th in the table, five points adrift of Mallorca in 17th. Shares(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Bournemouth forward Lee Tomlin joins Bristol City on loan

first_img1 Bournemouth forward Lee Tomlin Bristol City have signed forward Lee Tomlin from Bournemouth on loan for the rest of the season.Tomlin will be included in interim-boss John Pemberton’s squad for Saturday’s home game against Birmingham.“We’ve been monitoring his situation at Bournemouth and it’s great that we’ve been able to bring him on board,” Pemberton said.“He wants to play football and he’ll bring us ability and experience.“We’ve already spoken about the way we want to set the team up with a tighter backline but we can’t neglect the fact we need to score goals.”Tomlin was signed by Peterborough from Rushden & Diamonds in 2010 before he joined Middlesbrough, initially on loan, in January 2014.Bournemouth paid £3.5miilion to sign Tomlin in the summer following their promotion to the Barclays Premier League, but he has been restricted to one goal in ten appearances this season.last_img read more

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Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Juventus all want PSG striker

first_imgAtletico Madrid, Chelsea and Juventus are ready to battle for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani this summer.The Uruguay international has struck 14 times for the French champions this season but is considering a move away.The 29-year-old has been forced to play second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic on several occasions and, despite the Swede’s impending departure, Cavani is ready to jump ship.That, according to TMW, has alerted clubs across Europe and Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Juventus are keen to hold talks with the striker’s representatives.Cavani has previously been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United, but if he is to head to England it has been suggested that he is most likely to crop up at Stamford Bridge.Atletico, though, are seen as a serious threat to the Blues’ summer swoop as they look to splash the £31m they gained from the sale of Jackson Martinez to Guangzhou Evergrande. Edinson Cavani 1last_img read more

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Wife’s killing of minister shocks town in Tennessee

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Mehr said the couple’s daughters were at the house when their father was shot and that authorities had found the weapon used to kill him. Mehr would not give any further details. Judy Woodlee, a member of a church in McMinnville where Matthew Winkler had been a youth minister before moving to Selmer, said Mary Winkler’s arrest was a shock. “They were a good Christian family. They always seemed happy,” she said. After a daylong search, Mary Winkler and her daughters were found Thursday night leaving a restaurant in Orange Beach, Ala., about 340 miles from home. Orange Beach Police Chief Billy Wilkins said she had rented a condo on the beach after the slaying. She agreed to be returned to Tennessee and was expected to arrive today. SELMER, Tenn. – A minister’s wife was charged Friday with shooting her husband to death in the parsonage in a crime that shocked the congregation and shattered the couple’s happy and loving image. Mary Winkler, 32, was arrested on murder charges and confessed to the slaying after fleeing to Alabama in the family’s minivan with the couple’s three young daughters, authorities said. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent John Mehr said authorities know the motive for the killing, but he would not disclose it. When asked whether police believed the motive was infidelity, Mehr said no. But he would not comment when asked whether Mary Winkler had accused her husband of abuse. Court papers offered no hint of a motive. Her husband of 10 years, Matthew Winkler, a popular and charismatic 31-year-old preacher at a fundamentalist Christian church, was found dead in a bedroom at the couple’s home Wednesday night in Selmer, a town of about 4,600 in western Tennessee. A judge sent the three girls – Breanna, 1; Mary Alice, 6; and Patricia, 8 – back to Tennessee to live with their paternal grandparents, said David Whetstone, the district attorney in Baldwin County. Matthew Winkler’s father, Dan Winkler, attended the hearing and spoke to reporters later. “Thank you for your love, support and prayers,” he said. “Now we want to turn our attention to remembering our son and to the care of three young children.” Mary Winkler was led into the hearing but did not respond to questions from reporters. Members of the Fourth Street Church of Christ found Matthew Winkler’s body after he missed a Wednesday evening service. The slaying of the third-generation minister shocked those who knew him. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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MTA shutters remaining customer service center

first_imgThe Orange Line opens in less than two weeks, but the MTA has already shut down its only Customer Center in the San Fernando Valley, a place where passengers can get bus passes, tokens and schedules. The center was shuttered earlier this year as a budget-saving move, leaving Valley bus and train riders without a central storefront. “It’s unfortunately bad timing,” said Kymberleigh Richards, a transit advocate and member of the MTA’s Valley governance council. “I don’t think there’s too many people who would disagree with my saying there should be a customer service center in this sector.” As a stop-gap measure, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials will open a limited center at their Chatsworth office for student, senior and disabled passengers. They hope to have it running this week. “There’s a lot of us out here,” said Gordon Poll, a retired engineer, who has been unable to get his pass. “I’m just trying to find out why the MTA can’t get an office out here convenient to people.” Richard Hunt, the MTA’s general manager for the valley, said he’s working to bring back a full-service center after having received riders’ complaints. “A lot of our passengers don’t have Web access, and you can’t leave them out in the cold,” he said. “The San Fernando Valley’s a unique region, a unique area. We need the support.” Richards has proposed moving the center to the historic North Hollywood train depot, as part of plans to renovate that 100-year-old structure. The Orange Line’s eastern-most terminus will be in North Hollywood, in a central transit area across from the subway. Richards said the temporary center at Chatsworth would help, but a more centralized location would provide a better long-term solution. “It’s too remote to be a solution for the majority of our passengers,” she said. “Is it a solution to the entire problem? I don’t think so.” Riders needing customer assistance can call (213) 680-0054 or (800) 266-6883 (COMMUTE). Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 lisa.mascaro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But officials said the Valley center and one downtown were cut to trim $400,000 from the budget at the start of the fiscal year July 1. Four centers are left – at Union Station, mid-city, East Los Angeles and Baldwin Hills. “We had to make some cuts in the budget,” said April McKay, director of customer programs and services. “The sales at that location were small, relative to that at the others.” The closure may make little difference to bus riders who use regular monthly passes, which can be bought online or at 100 retail outlets like check-cashing and grocery stores in the Valley that sell MTA items. But student, senior and disabled riders who need special monthly stamps to get the reduced fare need to go to a customer centers or specific retail outlets that handle those transactions. Their choice now is go to one of the remaining centers outside the Valley or mail in the paperwork. last_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Advances to MVC Semifinals with 86-58 Win over Valparaiso

first_img Preview Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines ESPN+ Listen Live Watch Live PDF Box Score Next Game: MOLINE, Ill. – The top-seeded Drake University women’s basketball team advanced to its fourth-straight Missouri Valley Conference Tournament semifinal with an 86-58 quarterfinals win over Valparaiso Friday afternoon. vs. Illinois State 3/16/2019 – 1:30 PM Story Links Drake started the game with two free throws by Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) after Valparaiso (8-24) was assessed an administrative technical foul for not reporting their starters in time to the official scorer prior to the game. Bachrodt knocked both free throws down. The Crusaders won the tip and Addison Stoller scored on the possession, but it was their last points for over eight minutes until Grace Hales made three free throws after being fouled on a three-pointer.center_img Drake’s defense was outstanding in the first quarter holding Valpo to just five points, three from free throws and just one basket, as it led 21-5 after one quarter. Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) and Burich scored five and four points, respectively, off the bench. Rose nearly had her own double-double off the bench with seven points and nine rebounds. Four Bulldogs finished in double figures led by Becca Hittner’s (Urbandale, Iowa) game-high 18 points. Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) finished with 16 points while Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) and Monica Burich (Roseville, Minn.) just missed double-doubles with 14 points and nine rebounds and 10 points and nine rebounds, respectively. HTML Box Score Drake (26-5) will play the winner of No. 4 Illinois State and Bradley, which followed today’s game, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The game will be streamed on ESPN+. After the dominant start, the Bulldogs would lead by as many as 34 points in the game and never let the lead dip below 15 points. Drake shot 51.6 percent (33-of-64) from the floor and 40.0 percent (8-of-20) from three. Valpo had 17 field goals, 13 of which were three-pointers. The Crusaders scored their other 11 points on free throws. Drake dominated the glass with a 50-24 advantage, leading to 20 second-chance points and controlled the paint with a 48-8 advantage. Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

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Humboldt State Volleyball Preview: Jacks gel ahead of season-opener

first_imgArcata >> Chemistry: It’s a factor every coach wonders about as training camp begins and the season-opener draws closer.How will they gel? Will they get along? When will they come together as a cohesive unit?Just a few days into the second week of practice, most of those questions have already been answered for Humboldt State head volleyball coach Kelly Wood. Her Jacks are gelling.“I was a little concerned about how they were going to gel right away, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised with …last_img read more

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