16 Sep

LIVE BLOG: Wisconsin vs. Alaska Anchorage Game 2

first_imgWelcome to the Badger Herald live blog. I’m Brett Sommers, Statistics Editorat the Badger Herald, alongside Sports Content Editor Kelly Erickson. We will bebringing you all of tonight’s Game 2 action between Wisconsin and Alaska Anchorage from the Kohl Center.Friday night the Badgers (11-10-1, 6-9-2 WCHA) controlled the game throughout against the Seawolves  (6-13-2, 3-13-1 WCHA), scoring in every period on the way to a 4-0 victory. The biggest story of the night was another lock down performance by UW freshman goalie Joel Rumpel, who secured his second shutout in three games. After being quiet on offense recently the top two Wisconsin offensive weapons, junior defenseman Justin Schultz and sophomore center Mark Zengerle, each tallied three points in the victory. Each finished the game with one goal and two assists. Heading into tonight’s game, Wisconsin looks to reach two games above .500 for the first time all season in an effort to climb higher in  the WCHA standings.Stay tuned for all of tonight’s action.<a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=fa21935c04″ >Wisconsin vs. Alaska Anchorage Game 2</a>last_img read more

14 Aug

Sunday blog: Talking governmental irony; entitlements; Anthony Lake; and a third party for Kansas

first_img4. A new third party in Kansas?…Here’s a story that gives me hope: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/06/14/4293968/man-working-for-third-political.html. A Manhattan man, who has been both a Democrat and a Republican, is working to form a third political party in Kansas called the “Moderate Party.”Aaron Estabrook is attempting to bring moderate Republicans and Democrats together “to find common ground in the face of extremism.”I wish him well. I, too, have been dismayed by the extreme views that has taken over both parties. I have always advocated we’d get a lot more done if we removed the party labels in government and just govern. The Wellington City Council does pretty well without party labels.Estabrook has his work cut out for him. The political machines that are the Republican and Democrat Parties, flushed with PAC money, will be tough to compete against. Also, one wonders if the moderate cause would be better served within the system instead of splintering.I still believe Kansas Governor Sam Brownbackstabber can be defeated if moderate Republicans, Democrats and disgruntled conservatives stick together and pick a qualified, formidable candidate to run against him. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (16) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Sally · 373 weeks ago #1 I had to read the lines about the weed eater a couple of time before I could that circle of confusion straight. No wonder they didn’t get the loan. #2 Wal-Mart needs to be shut down on all this freebie’s. They sure don’t give anything and I heard they are cutting hours to part-time to eliminate paying health insurance. #3 If Wellington don’t watch the lake and it dries up then you bet Wellington will dry up to. #4 Who knows both party’s point to finger at each other for the way we are today. But some of this stuff start way back when and just now surfacing. So more power to Estabrook. #5 He is a good man. Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Worried Taxpayer · 373 weeks ago Cue the problem with the water at the Anthony Lake was man made. When the oil companies started buying up mineral rights over there they also bought up the water rights with it. Most every land owner around the lake sold their rights to the oil companies. The City of Anthony had no say so in the matter as the land owners sold their rights to the water. They should have thought out before grabbing the all mighty dollar. The oil companies are buying up all the water sources they can and running pipelines to get their precious black crude out of the ground. Wellington had better put a leash on Gus and make it so he can not sell our precious water to the oil companies WITHOUT the whole councils authority. Them oil companies are not hesitating about bribing to get their way. We do not need any single individual in power too hurt our future. He did give them authority once already and I really do not for one moment believe it was just for a few dollars in the city till. Report Reply 2 replies · active 373 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down Jim Miller · 373 weeks ago Not hard to tell where you stand on the matter. “”I still believe Kansas Governor Sam Brownbackstabber”” You are a disgruntled DEMOCRAP. Report Reply 1 reply · active 373 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Jim Miller · 373 weeks ago I was always raised up believing we had an open political system and once I became old enough to vote I have found out we don’t it is only a TWO PARTY SYSTEM. We need to fix it and throw out all republicans and democrats and get this country back on its feet the way it was thought out by our fore fathers. Report Reply 1 reply · active 373 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Spanky · 373 weeks ago Cueball I thought that the neighborhood revitalization program had to do with not paying property tax for five years. I didn’t know it included sales tax. Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down When It Suits Me · 373 weeks ago Entitlement reform? Ha! If I recall didn’t you support a government bail out of the local hospital? Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Not even close · 373 weeks ago “I’ve been told in years’ past Anthony Lake was bigger than Wellington Lake.” According to the Kansas department of Wildlife and Parks Anthony lake is 155 acres, Wellington lake is listed at 674 acres. You were told wrong in years past. Report Reply 2 replies · active 373 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Guest · 373 weeks ago Nice column/commentary. The Wellington Lake has been expanded over the years. Anthony (City) received $1M to dredge the lake. As far as I can tell only the North end had any dredging. Makes one wonder where the rest of the $$ went. I haven’t kept up w/the matter very much, but that sure doesn’t look like $1M worth of dredging. Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Awais · 243 weeks ago I love this post. Report Reply 0 replies · active 243 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down greeneryguide · 160 weeks ago Really great post. This answered the majority of my questions. When I read this I actually opened up a word document and started taking notes haha. Report Reply 0 replies · active 160 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 2. Entitlements…I’m not your dyed-in-the-wool Conservative. The government has its place to serve the common man. I have no problem with using my tax dollars to build schools and roads, provide adequate police protection, keep the North Koreans at bay, curing cancer through research, exploring space, etc.What I have problems with is this notion that government is a bank, and loaning out entitlements. Since when does a big corporation deserve handouts, by not having to pay their fair share in taxes like the rest of us?The Wellington Wal-Mart just got finished off with five years of not having to pay city sales tax because of a Neighborhood Revitalization Program that finally sunsetting this year. Why? Here’s the richest company in the world not paying the city of Wellington much needed sales tax revenue. That sales tax revenue is less than pennies to the company’s financial bottom line.The City of Wellington has literally gotten into the banking business – at no fault of its own. The city offers loans through tax-free incentives to lure or attempt to lure new businesses into town. And they have to because that is what every other local and state government entity is doing.If we could find real congressional leaders to run this country, I’d like to see them tackle the issue of “entitlement reform.” It’s out of control. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for Sunday, June 16, 2013… 1. Getting it straight…Did anyone pick up on the irony of Thursday’s announcement at the Wellington school board meeting that the sale of the junior high building to Garrison Properties of Kansas City to turn into an apartment complex had fallen through?Wellington Superintendent Rick Weiss said the company did get “enough points in its financing application to qualify for governing housing tax credits and therefore will not be purchasing the junior high building this year…”OK. So let me get this straight…Garrison Properties, a private industry, didn’t get enough governmental funds to buy a governmental building.Isn’t that kind of like buying your neighbor’s used weed eater and then asking him for a loan to pay for that weed eater… and then telling him no because he didn’t loan you enough money to buy his weed eater?It’s amusing when I hear people rail about how the U.S. is turning into a socialized state. Why? Because we are already there! 5. Shout out of the week…This week’s shout out goes to Bill Upton, a captain at the Wellington Police Department (see the article below). You’ve served the community well, my friend. 3. Dredging Anthony Lake…Stumbled across this Internet article about the disappearing of Anthony Lake: http://www.kwch.com/news/kwch-lake-disappears-kansas-town-tries-to-get-it-back-20130614,0,3349102.story.Anthony City Administrator Amber Kummer stated an oil company did have a contract to use some of the water on Anthony Lake, but the lake actually dried up because of the drought.Where’s my b.s. card?The Anthony Lake mud hole.If the drought was the reason why Anthony Lake is dried up, shouldn’t Wellington Lake be dried up as well? After all we’ve had the same drought. I’ve been told in years’ past Anthony Lake was bigger than Wellington Lake.In a May 22 Newscow article, Wellington City Manager Gus Collins said Wellington Lake was about 40 inches below normal level. But it still had lots of water!!!It’s obvious, Anthony, who has had extensive oil exploration in the area, is a victim of losing a lake due to oil fracking. The fact Kummer isn’t owning up to it, says a lot about the lack of forethought by its civic leadership. The city of Anthony needs $4-5 million to dredge up a new lake.Wellington city officials and council need to be mindful of the situation over in Anthony as oil producers head this direction. The last thing we need is seeing Wellington Lake dry up and blow away.Perhaps, a tour of Anthony Lake is in order. Or at least a required viewing of the film “The Lorax.”last_img read more