Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: June 20-27, 2016

first_imgPhillips, Joseph M.18Clearwater, KS200 W. 4th, Belle Plaine, KSBPPDDriving under influence, Possession of Opiates, Use/possess drug  paraphernalia6/25/16 Nasworthy, Kelsey N.24Oxford, KS1693 E. 80th St., Oxford, KSSUSOIgnition interlock device/Failure to yield;Interference with LEO; Attempted driving while license cancelled6/20/16 Goldring, Steven D49Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOAggravated Buglary; Theft of property6/24/16 Grayson, Cleveland Jr.47Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence6/20/16 Black, Alfred L. Jr.40Wellington, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation6/21/16 Childers, Rusty L.37Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOFailure to Appear6/24/16 Ledbetter, Darien S.22Wellington, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence6/22/16 Schoen, Cody J.34Wichita, KSEl Dorado Prison, El Dorado, KSSUSOProbation Violation6/22/16 Matthews, Aaron W.27Mulvane, KS1467 N. Easy Rd., Mulvane, KSSUSOCriminal Threat; Crim damage to property6/21/16 Holt, William L.32Wichita, KS1-35 MP 25.7, Wellington, KSKHPCriminal Damage to Property; Battery6/21/16 Johnston, James D.66Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOFailure to Appear6/22/16 White, Roger W.30Arkansas City, KSRadio Ln and 8th St., Arkansas City, KSMPDFailure to Appear6/22/16 Spaulding, Robert A.24Wichita, KSS 1-35 MM16, Wellington, KSKHPDriving while license cancelled6/21/16 Mabrey, Ryan P,40Neosho, MO300 Block of W US160, Wellington, KSKHPProbation Violation6/26/16 Rapier, Stephen L.67Peck, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOTheft of property; Deceptive commercial practice6/22/16 Cook, Rachel E.26Wellington, KS1030 W. College St., Wellington, KSWPDDomestic Battery6/22/16 Villarreal, Zion42Kearney, NBS 1-35 MM 5, South Haven, KSKHPDriving under influence, Operate4 a motor vehicle without valid license6/25/16 Stewart, Caleb D.28Wellington, KS2022 E. 16th, Wellington, KSWPDCriminal Trespass6/26/16 Slack, Keith E.48Wellington, KS129 S. Glendale Rd, Wellington, KSSUSOBattery6/23/16 Garmon, Lindsey A.31Wellington, KS2022 E. 16th, Wellington, KSWPDTheft6/20/16         Rivas, Gabriel Jr.35Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSUSOProbation Violation6/23/16 NAMEAGEHOMETOWNLOCATION OF ARRESTAGENCYCHARGESARREST DATE Deluna, Alexia19Fort Worth, TXI-35 MP 10KHPFailure to Appear6/23/16 Mejia, Jose R.29Belle Plaine, KS419 N. Logan, Belle Plaine, KSBPPDRape; Sexual intercourse with physically powerless victim; Eavesdropping; Install/use concealed camcorder without consent6/22/16 Herbst, Ruston W.48Enid, OK401 S. Main, Argonia, KSSUSOFailure to Appear6/24/16 Asbury, Christopher A22Wellington, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation6/21/16 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for June 20 to June 27, 2016 weekly jail bookings are as follows: Pettegrew, Tanya41Arkansas City, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence6/24/16 Chappell, Charles V.33Wellington, KS918 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation6/24/16 Banister, Monty J.18Wellington, KS800 E. 90th, Belle Plaine, KSSUSODriving while license cancelled6/25/16 Smithson, Ryan J.40Augusta, KSHutchinson, Correctional FacilitySUSOFailure to Appear6/22/16 Chisholm, Kylee J.23Wellington, KS102 W. Apple Blossom, Wellington, KSWPDFailure to Appear6/24/16 Gurley, Aaron T.28Wellington, KS224 S. Jefferson, Wellington, KSWPDFailure to Appear6/25/16 Cook, Ashton L.24Wichita, KSChase County JailSUSOProbation Violation6/23/16 Tran, Hoa V.53Wichita, KS400 Blk. W. Main, Oxford, KSOxford PDViolate Protection Order6/26/16 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 6/20/2016 thru 6/27/2016  Harrison, Evan C.19Wichita, KS1300 K15, Mulvane, KSSUSODriving while license cancelled; Failure to appear; Probation Violation6/23/16 Jackson, Joseph S.37Wellington, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence6/25/16 Davis, Isaac L.24Anthony, KS100 W. US HWY, Wellington, KSSUSODriving While Suspended6/26/16 Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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No guard of honour for Barca as they did not do one for us – Zidane

first_imgThere is a sense in Spain the ceremony has become more about humiliating the defeated team, rather than congratulating the champions.Real may, however, choose to pay tribute to midfielder Andres Iniesta, who will be playing his last Clasico before he leaves Barcelona at the end of the season.“He is a player we admire, he’s not just any player,” Zidane said. “We will wave to him, congratulate him and wish him the best of luck for the future.”This meeting of La Liga´s two most glamorous clubs will have minimal affect on the table, given Barca are unassailable and Real, now concentrating on the Champions League final, are safe inside the top four.But Barca are four games away from finishing their first league season unbeaten while Real may be hoping to maintain momentum ahead of their showpiece clash against Liverpool.Zidane is still likely to rest Raphael Varane and Isco, who are struggling with calf and shoulder injuries respectively. Dani Carvajal also remains out with a hamstring problem.“Give up in the league? Under me it will not happen,” Zidane said.“We have to finish as high as possible and what matters most to me is to prepare for the Champions League final and that is done through our intensity in the matches. I’m convinced of that.”Share on: WhatsApp Madrid, Spain | AFP | Zinedine Zidane says Barcelona do not deserve a guard of honour before the Clasico on Sunday because they refused to give Real Madrid one for winning the Club World Cup.Barca host Real as La Liga and Copa del Rey champions but Zidane’s side will not perform a ‘pasillo’, the tradition of players applauding their opponents onto the pitch.Deportivo La Coruna made the gesture ahead of their game against Barca last weekend while Barca gave Real a guard of honour at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2008, after Los Blancos had already won the league.But Barcelona bucked the trend when the two teams met in December, opting against honouring Real’s success in the Club World Cup as Barca argued they had not taken part in the competition.“I’m not the one who decides,” Zidane said on Saturday. “After the Club World Cup, it wasn´t important for them to give us a guard of honour.“They said they weren’t in the competition, but that’s a lie, because you get into the Club World Cup through the Champions League.“They didn’t give us one, so what’s most important is respecting what they have done. They´ve won the double and I respect that, and I congratulate them on that.“But we’re not going to do something for them which they didn’t do for us.”Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said in December the ‘pasillo’ had “lost its original essence”, adding, “I would not do it and I would not want it to be done to me”.last_img read more

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Leafs get some payback to start KIJHL season; off to Okanagan for two-game road swing

first_imgIt was the second time during the season the Leafs were penalized for using an ineligible player.However, Ohlhausen said there would be no suspensions of coaches or fines to the teams this season after Hockey Canada insisted the KIJHL revert to its disciplinary rules.“(Hockey Canada) wanted us to return to their rule,” Ohlhausen explained.“If a teams uses an ineligible player, they lose the points regardless of the score.”Ohlhausen is hopeful news of Kelowna’s demise will send ripple affects through the league and its coaches and manager.“I hope so,” Ohlhausen said before heading off to the Eddie Mountain Division to take in games in Golden and Fernie this weekend.“I don’t like taking points away from the teams because it’s not the kids making the mistakes, it’s the team officials. The players don’t know who is listed on the roster, only coaches and manager know that.”The extra two points moves Nelson to within two points of division leading Beaver Valley and Castlegar — both tied for top spot in the Neil Murdoch Division with eight points.Nelson travels to the Okanagan this weekend with stops Friday in Princeton, against the Posse, and Saturday, in Osoyoos, against the Coyotes.Both teams are starting the season slow with Princeton sporting a 3-2 record in five games and Osoyoos batting .500 with a 1-1-0-0-1 mark.BLUELINES: There’s not much to report on the player from for Nelson. Leaf brass has invited a few new players into camp, but did not make any changes to the roster last week. . . . Forward Jordan Davie leads Nelson in scoring with four goals. Davie is tied with Brendan Smith in points, each with four. . . . Leaf netminder Joseph Barton leads the goaltenders with two wins in two games. . . . Next home game for Nelson is Friday, October 2 when Beaver Valley Nitehawks invade the NDCC Arena. Game time is 7 p.m. . . . The Hawks host Columbia Valley Friday before traveling to Castlegar Sunday at 1 p.m. for a Murdoch Showdown against the Rebels. Grand Forks host Kelowna Saturday before travelling to Spokane to face the Braves Sunday. The Nelson Leafs got some payback, albeit a season later, when the Green and White picked up two points in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League standings after the Kelowna Chiefs were caught using an ineligible person on opening day of the current campaign.The Chiefs were penalized two points for having an ineligible trainer on the roster and improving Nelson’s record to 3-1 record to start the season.“(Kelowna) played a someone not approved by Hockey Canada Registry,” KIJHL president Bill Ohlhausen told The Nelson Daily Friday.“And they (Kelowna) lost points.”The Chiefs opened the season by scoring a 3-0 shutout on the score sheet over the Leafs.Kelowna iced the same lineup the next night, but lost 3-2 to the Nitehawks in Beaver Valley.Leaf brass know full well what the Chiefs are going through after coach and GM Dave McLellan was suspended for a month last season for using an ineligible player for the nine games.Nelson also had eight points stripped from the season record.last_img read more

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Photo library: Tourism and leisure 10

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Tourism & Leisure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Stellenbosch, Western Cape province: An outdoor restaurant at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate.Photo: Stellenbosch WineRoutes » Download high-res image Stellenbosch, Western Cape province: An outdoor restaurant at Dornier Wine Cellar.Photo: Stellenbosch WineRoutes » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Tourists at the Hector Pieterson Memorial in Soweto, which is named after the 14-year-old boy who was the first killed by police in the June 16 1976 students’ uprising. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Gauteng province: Frontview of the state-of-the-art Maropeng visitors’ centre at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, which is famous for the wealth of early human fossils found there.Photo: Mary Alexander, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Gauteng province: Back view of the state-of-the-art Maropeng visitors’ centre at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, which is famous for the wealth of early human fossils found there. Photo: Mary Alexander, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image East London, Eastern Cape province: The yacht marina on the seafront. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape province: Sunset over the beachfront sees people running, walking, fishing and cycling to end off the day. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape province: Sunset over the beachfront sees people running, walking, fishing and cycling to end off the day. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape province: Sunset over the beachfront sees people running, walking, fishing and cycling to end off the day. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image TOURISM AND LEISURE 10:{loadposition tourism}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

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Manalang nets 40 as new recruits help AMA post 1st victory

first_imgRead Next James Martinez marked his AMA return with 18 markers, Genmar Bragais poured 17 points, seven rebounds, and five assists, and Rocky Antonares had 12 markers and 12 boards in the win as new signees Arvin Tolentino and Kyles Lao made their debut for the club.The Titans, however, almost lost the game after leading by as much as 28 points as Cedric de Joya, Cedric Ablaza, and Jerome Garcia helped the Generals fight back and trim the deficit to as low as two, 95-93 in the final 11.0 seconds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMartinez could only muster a split from the foul line to keep the door open for Batangas-EAC in the last 9.9 ticks, but Earvin Mendoza and Garcia both muffed their attempts to force overtime.“Maybe the players just got tired,” said coach Mark Herrera. “But we got players who can score. At least now, we have options where we can go in our games.” Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AMA Online Education improved to 1-3, while Batangas-EAC suffered its fourth straight defeat.De Joya led the Generals with 21 points, Ablaza added a double-double of 17 markers and 12 boards, while Garcia got 15 points, four rebounds, and four assists in the loss.The Scores:AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 96 — Manalang 40, Martinez 18, Bragais 17, Antonares 12, Tolentino 6, Lao 3, Escalambre 0, Garcia 0, Jordan 0, Matillano 0, Porter 0.BATANGAS-EAC 93 — De Joya 21, Ablaza 17, Garcia 15, E. Mendoza 11, Diego 10, Laude 6, Bautista 4, Dela Peña 3, Maguliano 2, J. Mendoza 2, Tampoc 2, Martin 0, Neri 0.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 26-8, 52-26, 71-58, 96-93. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Controversial Mila’s Lechon pulls out from D-League View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PBA IMAGESRobbie Manalang remained a force to reckon with as AMA Online Education finally ended its drought after holding off Batangas-EAC, 96-93, for its first win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Monday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Manalang, the former Adamson playmaker, continued to sizzle in his second game for the Titans, finishing with a conference-high 40 points on 8-of-16 shooting from three in a game where coach Mark Herrera unveiled his new recruits in hopes of ending their dry spell.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more

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Resource firm planning new NB wells if Tories lift fracking moratorium

first_imgFREDERICTON — A major player in natural gas development in New Brunswick is making plans for new wells if the province’s new Tory government follows through on a pledge to lift a moratorium on fracking.Corridor Resources currently has 32 producing wells in the Sussex area and operates a 50 kilometre pipeline, a gathering system comprising 15 kilometres of pipe, and a natural gas processing facility.The company wants to expand but the previous Liberal government imposed a moratorium in 2014 that prohibits hydraulic fracturing — a process that involves pumping water and chemicals at high pressure to fracture shale rock and release gas.The new Tory government has proposed lifting the moratorium in specific areas, like the Sussex region, if there is public support.In a corporate presentation the company says, if the moratorium is lifted, they would drill five vertical evaluation wells, complete three existing wells, identify “sweet spots,” and drill a second round of up to five horizontal wells.The company says with the impending end of Nova Scotia’s offshore production, natural gas will have to come from outside the Maritimes if the New Brunswick deposit is not further developed.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Crews working to extinguish forest fire near the Site C Dam

first_imgThe smoke covering Fort St. John is coming from the fire that is currently uncontrolled.If the current fire suppression doesn’t work, more crews will be brought in to fight the fire Thursday.There is another fire northwest of Fort St. John, that is approximately 100 hectares in size.  The fire isn’t creating a lot of smoke today and crews are working to put out that fire.If you have any information about forest fires in our region, email [email protected]  You can also send along any pictures or video as well. UPDATE as of 5:45 p.m. – B.C. Hydro has confirmed the fire is located approximately 3.5km upstream from the Site C Dam project.  At this time there is no concern for the workers on site or the worker accommodation.  Hydro and the B.C. Wildfire Service are monitoring the situation and their first priority is the safety of workers on site and the public.  Hydro was burning waste wood debris on Friday and Saturday near Tea Island.  The cause of Wednesday’s fire is unknown at this time.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Crews from the Forest Fire Service and B.C. Hydro are working to contain a fire near the Site C Dam.The fire broke out on Wednesday and is approximately 4 hectares in size.  Crews from the Forest Service and B.C. Hydro are working to contain the fire and B.C. Hydro has hired a helicopter to help with the suppression efforts.last_img read more

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Woman reported missing in Fort St John

first_imgBrown is described as First Nations, standing 5’4″ tall, with a slim build, and medium-length brown hair.Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP at (250) 787-8100, or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477 (TIPS). UPDATE – As of 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sadie Brown has been located.  The RCMP would like to thank the public for their help.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are asking for the public’s help in the search for a woman who was reported missing last Friday.54-year-old Sadie Brown was last seen at her home in Fort St. John early Friday morning before her roommate left for work. She requires a walker to get around, and is said to suffer from memory loss stemming from a previous medical incident.last_img

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Theresa May condemns appalling church attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter

first_imgLondon: British Prime Minister Theresa May Sunday condemned the “truly appalling” multiple blasts at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter, killing over 160 people, including at least nine foreigners. Six near-simultaneous and coordinated explosions rocked three churches and three five-star hotels frequented by tourists as the Easter Sunday mass were in progress. “The acts of violence against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are truly appalling, and my deepest sympathies go out to all of those affected at this tragic time,” prime minister May said in a statement on Twitter. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US “We must stand together to make sure that no one should ever have to practise their faith in fear,” she said. The statement came soon after she called for the UK to stand up for religious freedom in her annual message to mark Easter. No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attacks. However, most of the deadly attacks in the past in Sri Lanka were carried out by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which ran a military campaign for a separate Tamil homeland in the northern and eastern provinces of the island nation for nearly 30 years before its collapse in 2009 after the Sri Lankan Army killed its supreme leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attacks. However, most of the deadly attacks in the past in Sri Lanka were carried out by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which ran a military campaign for a separate Tamil homeland in the northern and eastern provinces of the island nation for nearly 30 years before its collapse in 2009 after the Sri Lankan Army killed its supreme leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.last_img read more

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Ohio State panel illuminates discussion on paying college athletes

Vince Doria (far right), Matt Mitten (second from right), Joe Nocera (second from left), and Andrew Zimbalist (far left) are introduced on Friday at the Sports Society Initiative’s forum on paying college athletes. Credit: Mitch Hooper | Lantern reporterThe topic of financial compensation for collegiate student-athletes has been sweeping the nation in recent years, and on Friday, Ohio State, home to one of the country’s most profitable athletic departments, was at the forefront of that discussion.Two separate panel discussions — the first featuring sports policy analysts and writers, and the second consisting of seven former Buckeye athletes — were held on campus in an event organized by the university’s Sports and Society Initiative. The three-hour conversation, titled “Paying College Athletes,” encompassed nearly all sides of the debate, from legal and political angles, to methods and realities of implementation, and to athlete testimonies and alternatives. Dialogue among the panel members was passionate, insightful and respectful, although it jumped around frequently. Yet, that is inherent with any conversation about financial compensation for student-athletes. The issue is so complex, like splitting the atom, that any discussion on it could seem scattered because there are myriad factors to consider and understand.Kristin Watt, an attorney and former OSU basketball player in the 1980s, does not support a pay-to-play model, but she, like the few other panelists with a similar position, completely acknowledged the inequities in the current system. Although she said there likely will be inequities no matter what, there are “absolutely” problems that can be fixed.“Forums like this, I really want to congratulate Ohio State for putting this on,” said Watt, who was on the second panel. “The more we talk about it, the more issues get out and the more people get educated … That’s what helps spur changes.” A high point during the event was when former OSU running back Maurice Clarett delivered his opening statement. Despite his dominant freshman season for the Buckeyes in 2002, Clarett is infamous for his off-the-field tribulations, which included accepting improper benefits that played a role in his dismissal from the university and spending more than three years in prison on multiple charges. When Clarett spoke, the some hundred people in the audience were captivated, clinging to his every word. Clarett said he “absolutely” supports a pay-for-play model for collegiate athletes, citing his personal story as evidence. Growing up in the poverty in Youngstown, Ohio, Clarett said he took money under the table to help him pay personal expenses, namely fixing his car’s transmission. “My spiral of events wouldn’t have happen if I had money,” Clarett said passionately. Clarett said his situation — coming from poverty and needing support beyond just an academic scholarship — is no anomaly. Clarett also spoke poignantly about the lack of emphasis that some programs place on education. Clarett said he was nowhere near the education level needed at OSU and that he was shuffled through classes just to stay eligible. This is common, Clarett said, with those coming from inner city schools. At one point, amid the Youngstown native’s emotional soliloquy on academics, Lawrence Funderburke, a panelist and former OSU basketball player, interpreted. “Preach it,” he said. “Keep preaching.”As Clarett’s opening statement wrapped up, a few members of the audience stood up, applauding. Vince Doria, former Senior Vice President and Director of News at ESPN, started the discussion on the first panel. Doria, an OSU graduate, acknowledged his past employer’s role in the growth of big-time college athletics through massive television deals, yet he said he supports a pay-to-play system. His proposal contains different tiers of payment for players in revenue sports based mostly on playing time. It might not be perfect, Doria said, but at the very least, it “begins to address the unfairness of the current system.” A key portion of Doria’s rationale for supporting additional compensation beyond academic scholarship is that the notion of providing education is misleading, he said. “A scholarship is really the opportunity to achieve an education,” he said. Doria said with the vigorious schedule that athletes have because of games and training, they don’t get the same chance to work outside of the classroom to really take full advantage of the scholarship and obtain a comprehensive education. Joe Nocera, a sports business columnist at The New York Times and co-author of “Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA,” is outspoken about the reforms he feels are necessary. Nocera left no room for where he stood on the issue, enunciating his clear support for paying student-athletes. In fact, Nocera said he even believes that the term “student-athlete” is incorrect.“(The NCAA) shouldn’t call them student-athletes, but rather athlete-students or employee students, because that’s what they really are,” he said. “Let’s be honest about what the NCAA is. … it’s a cartel.”Former OSU basketball player Kristin Watt (right) speaks at a forum about paying college athletes while former OSU running back Maurice Clarett (left) listens. Credit: Mitch Hooper | Lantern reporterWhen Nocera first began writing about the injustices he believes college athletes face, he said he got emails from readers asking why he was spending his time writing about it. His explanation, delivered passionately on Friday, pierced the crowd.“This is not a sports issue. This is a human rights issue and civil rights issue,” said Nocera, who also brought up the NCAA’s transfer policy, which he denounced. “I came at this through the prism of rights, not pay.” Watt, the former OSU basketball player, was not alone in her opposition to a pay-to-play model. Joining her in dissent was a Marscilla Packer, a fellow former OSU basketball player, Funderburke and Andrew Zimbalist, an economics professor at Smith College in Massachusetts. “I think there are meaningful reforms that can address the economic injustices without going for the pay-for-play model,” said Zimbalist, who cited concerns over growing television revenue and the complicated tax-exempt status donations to athletic departments have. Some of the most common agreed upon reforms that did not involve a direct cash payment included guaranteed scholarships lasting at least four years. Currently, they are for one year, with the option to be renewed. Lifetime health insurance was another proposal that seemed to be agreed upon by all 11 panelists. Nocera said it’s clear that if an athlete sustains injuries while playing sports in college for a university, it’s the school’s duty to make sure the individual has the proper care he or she needs during his or her lifetime. Funderburke, who founded a youth organization after retiring from the NBA, said he has a five-point plan to help student-athletes that does not involve a pay-for-play system. It included mentoring arrangements, life-skills courses for athletes, a deferred-savings stipend and a family emergency fund. “We’re never going to be fair or equitable, but we can at least be sensible,” he said. If there is one thing the panel illustrated, it’s that there is a lot to consider when looking to address injustices in college athletics. Change isn’t going to happen overnight, but having open forums like the panel can prove to be instrumental, said Kelly Trent, a former OSU golfer who is “on the fence” on specifics but agrees collegiate sports are littered with inequity. “For this thing to advance, it’s going to take some giving on both sides,” said Doria, the former executive at ESPN. “And the history of the NCAA in that area hasn’t been good.” read more

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