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Suwannee Roots Revival Adds Oteil & Friends, Leftover Salmon, & More

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first_imgOteil & Friends, Leftover Salmon, Bruce Cockburn, and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades have been added to the lineup for the Suwannee Roots Revival. Now in its third year, the event will return to its home its home at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL from October 11th to October 14th.The upcoming festival’s edition of Oteil & Friends will find Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge join by John Kadlecik, Weedie Braimah, Alfreda Gerald, Jay Lane, Scott Metzger, and Jason Crosby. Other additions to the lineup include Shinyribs, Dustbowl Revival, Jon Stickley Trio, The Grass Is Dead, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, and artist-at-large David Gans. They all join a bill that already features Keller Williams’ PettyGrass Featuring The HillBenders, Donna the Buffalo, The Seldom Scene, Samantha Fish, Peter Rowan Free Mexican Airforce, Jim Lauderdale, Verlon Thompson, Rev. Jeff Mosier, and Joe Craven & The Sometimers.Suwannee Roots Revival will feature five stages, and many of the bands on the lineup will play multiple sets. In addition to music, the festival will feature camping, yoga, music workshops, a kids tent, disc golf, canoeing/kayaking, and campground pickin’ sessions.Tickets for the festival are now on sale. You can check out the full lineup below.last_img read more

Reed Questions State Nursing Home Probe, Blames Cuomo

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first_img“Placing the blame squarely on the staff who care for our grandparents — when the state knowingly created COVID hotspots by forcing homes to accept COVID-positive patients — is a slap in the face to those who lost a loved one. Even a cursory review of ADMA’s dire warning to New York State makes it clear what really contributed to New York’s horrific death toll,” Reed said.In a response to Monday’s press conference, Stephen Hanse, the President of the NYS Health Facilities Association and the NYS Center for Assisted Living, said: “At the onset of the COVID-19 virus, nursing homes and assisted living facilities were not the top priority. The principal focus of policymakers was on bolstering hospital resources and ramping up hospital bed capacity. This strategy included the Department of Health’s March 25th Advisory… As we learn more about the COVID-19 virus every day, policymakers now know that the men and women residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are the most at risk to infection from the COVID-19 virus…”Several Republicans continue to call for an independent investigation into the coronavirus in nursing homes. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: PixabayWASHINGTON — A new State Department of Health report Monday that examined the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes, is just a way for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to dodge responsibility for nursing home deaths, according to Rep. Tom Reed.Reed, who has been calling for an independent investigation into the deaths of thousands of New York nursing home residents, blasted Cuomo.“This is a blatant attempt by Governor Cuomo to sidestep an ounce of accountability,” Reed  said. “As we’ve said all along, an independent investigation is needed to fully evaluate the impact of New York’s disastrous nursing home policies. Justice is not served when the individuals who were responsible for the state’s deadly edicts are reviewing their own conduct.”The report found that more than 37,000 nursing home workers were infected with the Coronavirus between March to early June. That accounts to about one in four nursing home staff. “The correlation is between what happened between community-wide infection and staff infection were the more prevalent reasons why there were fatalities in nursing homes. But it was not because of a directive on March 25,” said Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling. That order required nursing homes to re-admit COVID positive patients unless they could not provide adequate care.“The March 25 guidance was not the driving factor in nursing home deaths,” NYS Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said.However, Reed places theWNYNewsNow File Image.blame squarely on Cuomo and his administration.last_img read more

St. Louis students earn national recognition

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first_imgBatesville, In. — St. Louis Catholic School eighth graders, Lilly Wonnell and Abe Streator were recently inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. There are currently 13 eighth graders at the school who have earned the honor.The National Junior Honor Society is a community service oriented group of 7th and 8th graders with a strong academic focus. Students must maintain a First Honors report card and outstanding citizenship grade. As a community service project the students visit residents at the Chateau Nursing Home once a month. St. Louis teachers April Baxter and Kohler Morrissey lead the group.last_img read more

Inconsistent Lakers fall to Golden State

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first_imgOther than Jordan Hill posting 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting on surprisingly effective mid-range jumpers, no other Laker shot above 50 percent. The most egregious offenders included Nick Young (20 points on 5-of-18 shooting), Jodie Meeks (13 points on 4-of-11 shooting) and Wesley Johnson (0-of-7 shooting). It added up to the Lakers setting a season-low in points, shattering their record when they posted only 85 points Nov. 8 against New Orleans.The Lakers’ 24 turnovers also matched a season high, and mostly reflected their lacking point guard depth. Kendall Marshall’s three points on one shot attempt and four turnovers in five minutes hardly offered much promise in his first game since joining the Lakers two days ago. The ball handling didn’t fare much better for Young (four turnovers), Meeks (four) and Henry (three). “We made some careless passes, myself included,” Meeks said. “Guys got to get used to running the point guard spot, including myself, Xavier, and Kendall.” All those elements snapped the Lakers’ two-game winning streak and halted the temporary elation they could tread above water without their star players. After holding the Warriors (15-13) to 34-percent shooting in the first half, Golden State broke open with a 22-point lead they never relinquished. Golden State also poured it on when forward Marreese Speights picked up a flagrant foul type 2 and an automatic ejection after wrapping his hands around Young as he drove to the basket with 9:29 left in the fourth quarter. By that point the Lakers trailed 83-65.“I knew if I got ejected, we’d head to Phoenix (on Monday) with just another person out,” Young said. “I had to think about a lot in a quick moment, but I still kept cool. I’m glad my teammates came to help me.”As the Lakers have shown all season, their fortunes can change. But they’ll have to do so knowing they have a depleted cast once again. Hence, why it should hardly surprise many that the Lakers’ 102-83 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday at Oracle Arena contrasted to when the Lakers unseated Minnesota the night before despite missing three point guards and Kobe Bryant?Pau Gasol couldn’t even leave his hotel room because of a respiratory issue, an illness that plagued him earlier this season but not enough to keep him out of the starting lineup for the first 26 games. That forced the Lakers (13-14) to field their 12th different starting lineup featuring seldom-used Chris Kaman and a player named Xavier Henry whose recent stretch at point guard marked the first time he manned the position since playing AAU basketball. “We ran out of gas,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said. “We tried to battle. But we ran out of energy. We’re not going to be smooth. There’s no way. We have 15 point guards out.”The Lakers actually have four, but the point well taken. Kobe Bryant (fractured left leg), Steve Nash (nerve issues in back), Steve Blake (hyperextended right elbow) and Jordan Farmar (strained left hamstring) all remained sidelined. Add in Gasol’s absence, and the Lakers lost a combined 45.39 points those players collectively average. In related news: Lakers shot 26 of 80 from the field (32.5 percent).“Those players definitely make it easier for the other players,” said Kaman, whose 17 rebounds was offset with 10 points on a 5-of-17 clip. “But our offense works consistently with guys who aren’t playmakers if we move the ball. We didn’t move the ball very well. When we did, guys had a lot of open looks and they just didn’t make them.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img OAKLAND — Here’s the good news about the Lakers:They’ll never take nights off. They boast the versatility, work ethic and teamwork on a roster that represents a sum greater than its parts. They even can feature a role player ascending toward a career night.Here’s the bad news about the Lakers:They’re not talented enough to do that on a consistent basis.last_img read more