Eaton sentenced in Greensburg 2016 murder

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Circuit Court Judge Tim Day has sentenced Jason Eaton to 47 years for the murder of Wendy Sabatini in October of 2016. Court documents show Eaton shot Sabatini in the head after a rejected marriage proposal.The plea agreement between Eaton and the state, reached in January of 2018, says he will be sentenced to 47 years in prison, two years of the sentence suspended to supervised probation. Indiana law dictates that offenders convicted of murder serve 75% of their sentence with good behavior in prison. The plea agreement also agreed that the Defendant will have no contact with the victim’s family for the duration of his sentence.Decatur County Prosecuting Attorney Nate Harter publicly thanked Greensburg Police Department Chief Brendan Bridges, detective Mike McNealy, detective Steve Barnes, Cpt. Dennis Blodgett, Sgt. John Albert, Sgt. Wayne Davis, patrolmen Jacob Mays and Mike Colson, Indiana State Police trooper Steve Weigel, Decatur County Sheriff’s Department detectives Jeff Porter, Chris Hellmich and Derek Fasnacht.Following the case, Harter said, “Today closes a tragic chapter for Decatur County. There is no measure of justice that can restore Wendy Sabatini to her family. It is fitting that Mr. Eaton will reside with the Department of Correction for the next 35 years. Here we see the most severe consequences of domestic violence, and we must continue to combat domestic abuse in order to protect our friends, family, and neighbors from such tragic outcomes. Those present in the courtroom were moved by the impact statements given by Wendy’s family, and we as a community should continue to hold those she left behind in our prayers.”last_img read more

Local Hindu community thanks emergency workers with celebration

first_imgVersailles, In. — Recently the Indiana State Police, Ripley County Sheriff’s Department and the Versailles Fire Department attended the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh celebration at the Versailles State Park. The Hindu tradition is a way of thanking first responders for their efforts to serve and protect our communities.last_img

Sterling hat-trick boosts Manchester City

first_imgManchester: Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the English Premier League to four points after a hat-trick from forward Raheem Sterling saw them beat Watford 3-1 here.Sterling’s first goal in the 46th minute at the Etihad Stadium here on Saturday evening was highly contentious.Sterling was clearly offside when Sergio Aguero played the ball to him before Watford full back Daryl Janmaat’s challenge saw the ball ricochet off the England forward into the goal, reports Efe news.The assistant referee raised his flag for offside, but after a lengthy discussion without the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), the goal was allowed to stand.City’s second goal came just four minutes later when Sterling tapped in from Riyad Mahrez’s cross from the right.City were rampant and the game was effectively settled less than 10 minutes later when the England winger completed his hat-trick with a cool finish past Ben Foster after being played in by David Silva’s clever reverse pass down the left.“I am sorry if (the first goal) is offside but we deserve to win”, City coach Pep Guardiola, who praised his side’s perseverance, said after the game.Watford manager Javi Gracia rued his players’ loss of concentration following Sterling’s controversial opener, although the Spaniard refused to criticise the referee for what he called a “clear” error.Watford remains on course for their best-ever top flight finish, while City ended a difficult week, which saw various football bodies, including the Premier League, UEFA and FIFA, open investigations into their player recruitment processes and financial affairs. IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Disappointed Kohli rues 45-minute slump in Manchester

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – A spell of pedestrian cricket inside 45 minutes ruined India’s otherwise stellar campaign in the Cricket World Cup, captain Virat Kohli lamented after his team’s semi-final loss to New Zealand in a low-scoring thriller yesterday.Kohli’s men topped the group stage and wrested the number one ranking from England before their last four clash with 2015 finalists New Zealand.Defending 239-8, Matt Henry and Trent Boult blew away India’s star-studded top order that included Kohli and Rohit Sharma, the tournament’s leading scorer, to reduce them to five for three wickets inside four overs.Ravindra Jadeja mounted an audacious rearguard action but India could not recover after slumping to 24-4 after the first powerplay. “Of course, very disappointed,” a glum Kohli told a news conference. “We’ve played outstanding cricket throughout this tournament. To just go out on the basis of 45 minutes of bad cricket is saddening.“It breaks your heart also, because you worked so hard throughout the tournament to build momentum. You finish number one in the table, and then a spell of bad cricket and you’re out of the tournament. But you have to accept it.” After the top order imploded, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya tried to arrest the free-fall before both played reckless shots to throw away their wickets.Kohli conceded their shot selection could have been better though he refused to blame 21-year-old Pant, who was playing only his ninth one-day international.“Look, he’s an instinctive player. And he did well to overcome that situation and string in a partnership with Hardik,” Kohli said.“He’s still young. I made many, many errors when I was young in my career, and he will learn. He will look back and think yes, he could have chosen a different option in that situation, maybe and he realises that already.” India suffered their only group stage defeat against hosts England, who meet Australia in the second semi-final in Birmingham today.Kohli said the team would emerge stronger from the setback. “It’s happened to us before and we have all come out better cricketers because of the setbacks, especially at a stage like World Cup,” he added.“But having said that, we qualified for the semis and have played some really good cricket. So we should be also proud of the way we played.”last_img read more

NCAA penalizes Orange men’s basketball due to failure to meet Academic Progress standards

first_imgThe early exits of Jonny Flynn, Eric Devendorf and Paul Harris were supposed to have a different kind of effect on the Syracuse men’s basketball program. Left for dead after the trio departed last spring, the Orange didn’t miss a beat on the court or in the win column this past season. But on Wednesday, Jim Boeheim’s program finally took a hit from their departure. One year after the three left SU to pursue professional careers prior to exhausting their collegiate eligibility, the Syracuse men’s basketball program was penalized following Wednesday’s release of the NCAA’s latest annual Academic Progress Rate report. After failing to meet the minimum academic standards required by the APR, the men’s basketball program was docked two scholarships. The APR measures the classroom performance of every Division I team. The SU men’s basketball team scored 912, below the necessary 925, for the first time in program history. In a statement on the university’s athletic web site, Boeheim suggested the primary reason for the low performance was due to Flynn, Devendorf and Harris leaving school early. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We have always been above the APR standard since it was implemented,’ he said in the statement. ‘We had three students leave school early to pursue professional basketball careers last spring, and that is difficult to overcome.’Along with Colorado, Syracuse was just one of two basketball schools from BCS conferences that failed to meet the academic standards. Colorado lost one scholarship in men’s basketball and five in football. Last year, the men’s basketball teams at Purdue, Ohio State, Tennessee, Indiana and Georgia Tech lost scholarships.Boeheim said in a statement that in anticipation of the restrictions, his program already took the scholarship penalty during the 2009-10 academic year. This season, the Orange had just 11 players on scholarship, two fewer than the NCAA maximum of 13. In the previous three years, the basketball program has received APR scores of 948, 955 and 932, respectively. Boeheim said he anticipates the team will be back above the APR standard when the next report is compiled.The NCAA annually calculates an APR for every team at every Division I school, using data collected over a rolling four-year period. Teams can receive two points per player, one for retaining the athlete in school and another if the athlete makes successful progress toward a degree that year.A team’s APR can drop if a player leaves school while in poor academic standing. NCAA spokesman Erik Christianson hinted in an email to The Daily Orange that early defections to the NBA aren’t necessarily a legitimate excuse for low performance. In fact, he said, the APR program allows for student-athletes to leave early to play professionally without their school being penalized. ‘If a student-athlete is in good academic standing and leaves school early to pursue a professional career in athletics, the team receives one point for academic achievement but is not penalized a retention point,’ Christianson said. ‘In other words, the team receives 100 percent of the points available and the team is not penalized.’Following the 2004-05 academic year, for example, North Carolina surpassed the academic threshold despite losing four players early to the NBA draft. Other schools in the past — including Duke following the 2001-02 academic year — have had multiple players depart the program early and have avoided being penalized.Despite the performance of the men’s basketball program, 13 of 19 Syracuse athletic teams recorded an APR that rated higher than the national average in their respective sports. The Orange men’s and women’s cross country teams both recorded a perfect score of 1,000, ranking in the top 10 percent nationally for the fourth year in a row. Additionally, more than 57 percent of Syracuse’s student-athletes achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average during the spring semester. The grade point average of the 557 student-athletes during the spring semester was 3.01.‘Our student-athletes continue to perform exceptionally in the classroom,’ Gross said in a statement. ‘We are proud of their academic accomplishments and the continued success as far as graduating and performing at the highest level of NCAA competition. It’s good to know we remain one of the top institutions in the country as far as academics and athletic performance combined.’aljohn@syr.edu— Asst. Copy Editor Michael Cohen contributed reporting to this story. Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on June 9, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Filmmaker Aviva Kempner discusses her documentary, ‘The Spy Behind Home Plate’

first_imgAK: Moe was fact-finding what was happening in Europe at that time. I also think that his knowledge of the game as well and his ability to figure out what the scenery was (crucial). I mean his whole taking (secret) footage of the Tokyo skyline (during the baseball tour) was crucial. He used a sports trip to get research for America.SN: And finally, what impression do you hope viewers get from “The Spy Behind Home Plate”? Any specific lessons you’re hoping they take away?AK: Well, today we’re worried about whether North Korea has nuclear capabilities and whether countries in the Middle East have nuclear capabilities. I think we need to know our history of how at a time when the world was in peril, and how a sports hero, someone in baseball, wound up being a real American hero. You know for me also, having done a Hank Greenberg film but also knowing about Ted Williams and Joe Dimaggio going off to war, their stats are not what they would have been if they hadn’t sacrificed for their country. Moe would have probably ended up being a manager afterward. They not only sacrificed their lives, but also their sports standing. Moe Berg may have been an unremarkable MLB catcher, but his indelible contributions to the U.S. effort in World War II and close friendships with baseball legends from Lou Gehrig to Babe Ruth made him one of the most interesting sports figures of his era.As a U.S. spy, Berg gathered valuable intel during a baseball trip to Japan, sneaking away from a string of exhibition games to capture footage of Tokyo’s skyline. That information would become important to the U.S. as it searched for weaknesses amid the Japanese capital. Later, he spent time on assignment in South America before monitoring Germany’s progress toward building a nuclear weapon. All the while, he served as a backstop for the White Sox, Senators, Indians and Red Sox. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNFilmmaker Aviva Kempner tells Berg’s story in the film “The Spy Behind Home Plate,” which debuted in theaters May 24.Sporting News spoke to Kempner about the film, which aligned with her deep interests in Jewish history and sports.This interview has been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.Sporting News: As someone with a filmmaking interest in 19th century era American history, this film seemed to match your interests well. So first off, where did the idea to make “The Spy Behind Home Plate” originate as a continuation of that work?Aviva Kempner: (Executive producer) William Levine, who supported in a minor way two of my films, said to me one day, ‘Why don’t you make a film about Sid Luckman, the Jewish football player?’ And I said, ‘Well I don’t really like football.’ Then he said, ‘Why don’t you write about Barney Ross, the Jewish boxer?’ And I said, ‘Well I like boxing even less.’ And then he said, ‘What about Moe Berg?’ The third time was the charm, and I said absolutely. It just turned out to be the perfect person.SN: The film has all sorts of archived videos and photographs from the time period? Which was your favorite to include in your work?AK: It was the footage obviously taken on the trip over to Japan when you had stars such as Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth and Moe amongst them. It’s off the field, but it really is a great part of history.SN: I know you’ve always held a personal connection to baseball. Can you explain why it’s such an important sport to you?AK: My father was an immigrant and taught my brother and me to love baseball. The (local) players were very good growing up, and it’s just always been a sport I’ve enjoyed watching and still do in Washington D.C. My brother sadly has moved more to hockey, but I’ve stayed true to the sport.SN: Where might the story of Moe Berg demonstrate a historical connection between sports and politics or larger, non-entertainment issues?last_img read more

Football club ‘Sloga’ Doboj got two new reinforcements

first_imgFootball club ‘Sloga’ from Doboj got two new reinforcements that will play in the continuation of the season.The first one is Mladen Veselinović and the second one is Dejan Martinović, who was born in 1983 in Doboj, and played for Posušje, Hajduk from Split, Žepče, Romania, Russia, and he came to ‘Sloga’ from Kazakhstan.They will not play in the first round of spring season.last_img

The Flag of BiH raised in Olympic village

first_imgThe flag of BiH is waving in Rio de Janeiro where the 31st Olympic Games will be officially opened today. The flag-raising ceremony was attended by all athletes, coaches and members of BiH delegation.This way, BiH was officially presented to the hosts of the Olympic Games and all athletes and sports professionals who came from all over the world to present their countries in the most important sporting event.Delegation of our country is the largest so far at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro . BiH, will have a record 11 athletes in Brazil: Tatjana Djekanović (shooting), Amina Kajtaz (swimming), Mihajlo Ceprkalo (swimming), Larisa Ceric (judo), Amel Tuka (racing at 800 m), Damir Dzumhur (tennis), Basic Mirza (tennis), Hamza Alic (shot put), Mesud Pezer (shot put), Kemal Mesic(shot put) and Lucia Kimani (marathon).Amel Tuka will carry our flag at the Maracana Stadium at the opening ceremony which will be held tonight.Head of Mission of BiH in Rio de Janeiro, Said Fazlagic, said that he is eagerly waiting for the parade for which we received a total of 18 places.“We got a total of 18 places to go to the parade. We will depart to Maracana Stadium around 4 pm and we will be there around 5 pm. We will wait in the hallways for the parade which always begins with parade of Greece, and then will go other countries in alphabetical order. We will be happy to present BiH, in front of about a billion viewers worldwide,” said Fazlagic.Tatjana Djekanovic, who competes in the shooting, and Amina Kajtaz, who competes in swimming, will enter the scene first. Djekanovic and Kajtaz will perform on the night from Saturday to Sunday.(Source: O. T./Klix.ba)last_img read more

Wellington baseball/softball teams get swept by Circle

first_imgLoss Jenkins.   Win. Horyna. W — Gaylor. L — DeJarnett.Circle 11, Wellington 21 2 3 4 5 6 7     R   H   EWHS    0 1 0 0 0 1 0     2    6   4CHS     3 1 2 3 1 3 x     11  8   2 Wellington00000300—3 9 4 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Getting to Towanda has been a challenge for the Wellington baseball teams in 2013. The Wellington-Circle softball-baseball games had been postponed three other times because of the fickle Kansas weather.But the doubleheaders got played Tuesday afternoon, even if another double-header with Andover scheduled on Tuesday (another make-up) had to be canceled to make way for the league game. Unfortunately for both Crusader varsity squads it was a tough evening. Both teams got swept…WHS Baseball:Wellington’s baseball team can’t seem to shake this losing streak. The Crusaders fell to 3-13 for the season with a 4-3 and 11-2 double-header loss to Circle.In game one, Wellington took Circle into extra innings but could not seal the deal – a problem the team has had all season.Circle had a 1-0 lead after two and 3-0 after four. Then in the top of the sixth, Wellington made its move with a three-run inning. Junior Parker Daugherty smacked a 2BI single and Trevor Nance had a RBI double to knot the game up at 3-all.That scored remained until the bottom of the eighth when Circle scored the game-winning run.Wellington had nine hits but committed four errors. Circle had eight hits and had two errors. Jalen Macias started and received four hits, walked six and struck out five. He had an ERA of 1.17. Ben DeJarnett came in relief and was attributed with the loss in two innings pitched although he did not give up an earned run. DeJarnett gave up a hit and walked. He also struck out one player for a 0.00 ERA.Nance had a .750 on-base percentage and had a 1.00 slugging percentage.In the second game, Wellington fell behind 7-1 in the first four innings and didn’t threaten thereafter, losing 11-2. Wellington again committed four errors.Gage Dunn was the losing pitcher for Wellington. The Crusaders were to host Clearwater today, but the weather doesn’t look good for a doubleheader at Sellers Park.Circle 4, Wellington 3 Game 2: Circle 11 Wellington 9 Loss. Hefley.  Win. Horyna Girls softball:Wellington fell to 9-7 for the season with a couple of close losses to Circle. The Crusaders lost the first game in the bottom of the seventh to Circle 7-6. Wellington would lose the second 11-9.In the first game Wellington would take a 5-0 lead but saw Circle comeback and tie the game with five runs in the bottom of the third and fourth innings. Wellington broke the tie with a run in the top of the seventh when Ryleigh Buck tripled and came home on a Kailey Jenkins sacrifice.But in the bottom half of the inning Circle singled and double and came home on an error for the win.Despite getting nine hits, Wellington gave up 10 hits and committed two errors. Wellington’s Ashley Collins also got a triple for the game.In the second game, Wellington had one of those bad innings it had against El Dorado the night before. Circle would score 10 runs in one inning alone to take a 10-3 lead after four innings. Wellington would respond with six runs in the top of the fifth but could not get that extra run. Take out that one bad inning and Wellington wins this one going away 9-1.Wellington is supposed to host Clearwater tonight. But the weather isn’t looking good. WHS  0 3 2 0 0 0 1.       6. 10. 2CHS. 0 0 2 3 0 0 2.       7. 9. 2 Game 1: Circle 7 Wellington 6center_img Oathout.  1/5. 1 runMcComb. 0/3. 1 run. 2 bbHefley. 1/5. 1 run. doubleBuck. 2/4. 2 run. 1 RBI. 1 bb. doubleJenkins. 2/4. 2 run. 3 RBIHamel. 0/2. 1 run. 2 bbP Adams. 2/4. 3 RBIMullen.  2/4. 1 RBIZimmerman. 1/3 1 runCollins. 0/1. W – Hyslop     L – G. Dunn Circle01020001—4 8 2 Oathout — 0/3McComb — 2/3  1 run  1 bbHefley — 0/4Buck — 2/2. 2 run 2 bb. Dbl. tripleJenkins —1/3.  3 RBI  doubleHamel — 1/4.  1 runP — 1/3.  1 run. 1 RBI. 1 bbCornejo — 0/2.  1 run. 1 bbCollins — 3/3.  2 RBI. Triple Whs. 0 3 0 0 6 0 0        9. 11. 6CHS. 0 0 0 10 1 0 x.     11. 11. 3 JV girls softball: Wellington 18 Circle 0Wellington 7 Circle 1.JV softball record is 11-5. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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John’s Pit BBQ – a Wheat Festival staple…

first_imgJohn Washington’s barbecue – a Wheat Festival tradition like no other. by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Everyone who knows John Washington, owner of John’s Pit BBQ, will be grabbing up ribs by the slabs during the Kansas Wheat Festival!“A lot of times, there is a line clear around the block of people waiting for my barbecue,” Washington said. “The ribs sell quickly, and I run out a lot, and just start cooking again.”Washington is set up for the Wheat Fest once again. He has cleaned his concession stand, got the smoker ready, and started cooking meats Tuesday.“I have to be ready, or I’m in trouble,” Washington said. “Last year, someone wanted six slabs of ribs. I said I don’t have that many right now, and asked when he needed them. He said Saturday so I said come back Saturday and you can get them. Awhile back, I only took 14 slabs of ribs to an event, and in ten minutes, they were gone.”He said that people enjoy his food and he enjoys fixing the food for them.“I have no favorite part,” he said. “When I get to cooking, and people want ribs, I run out. Then I fix more, I just cook, cook, cook. I really enjoy cooking.”People call him at home and ask if he’s cooking at Wheat Fest. He participated in the Fall Fest cooking contest and won all but one award.“Everyday, wherever I go, people ask if I’m cooking at Wheat Fest,” Washington said. “Whenever I leave the house, people ask me when I’m cooking again. I have cooked in my yard and didn’t get to keep any of it. One guy came up and said he needed two slabs of ribs, that’s all I had cooking. So he waited until I was done and I packaged them in foil and gave them to him.”John’s Pit BBQ will be set up in his usual spot under the shade trees on 7th Street by Heritage Park. Washington is still unsure whether or not this will be his last time to cook during Wheat Fest. The smoked ribs sell quickly, so get them while you can!Washington said that a lot of times he makes his own barbecue sauce.“People ask me for recipes all the time, but I have no recipes. It’s all in my head,” Washington said.For the past 70 years, Washington has been smoking meats. Several of those years, he has been set up downtown during the Wheat Festival.“It all started in a little country town in Texas,” Washington said. “I was working in a grocery store, and a friend came in and wanted to know if we could cook barbecue at the store. I explained that I didn’t know how, but I talked to owner, and he said I could do on it on Saturdays, as long as it didn’t interfere with working at the store. I was about 16 years old.”Washington left home at age 14, and got a job on a cotton farm in Texas. His pay at that time was $12.50 per week. From that farm, he eventually started doing barbecue.“When you get started like I did, you learn to work hard,” Washington said. “I don’t have an education, but I learned.”Eventually, John started John’s Pit BBQ and partnered with his brother Matthew Washington. He used to own two barbecue joints — one on Botkin St. and one in the dog grooming building. Matthew got them set up in Caldwell where they would go on weekends and during special events. After Matthew’s passing, John stopped going to Caldwell.“He was a great promoter,” Washington said.For the past 20 years, he has been a vendor at the Old Settlers celebration, and for 19 years has been setting up in Clearwater. He has also set up his trailer in Caldwell and Ponca City, Okla. He has also been a food vendor at auctions.“I have cooked all over,” Washington said. “I used to do the Nike golf tournament in Wichita at Riverside. I cook everywhere I go. I did four car shows, at Riverside did seven years appreciation dinners, a golf tournament for several years, a lot of parties, a construction party at K-State, wedding receptions, and did a big one in Ponca City. I also used to cook for Futures.”John’s son, Lawrence “Bubba” Washington, often helps him. He recently talked to Bubba about the possibility of retiring.“I kind of mentioned it, but I wasn’t sure,” Washington said. “I’m retired from concrete work, but when it comes to barbecue, I can’t quit. It’s just something I love to do. When I want ribs, I go cook them. I’m still thinking about it, it just depends on my health.”When asked if Bubba would take over the business, Washington said “It’s up to him. I told him it wouldn’t be easy, but he can do it.”After years of working alongside his father, and learning the tricks of the trade, Bubba said, “I would be honored if he asked me to do it.”Washington has four sons and three daughters.Recently, Washington poured concrete for Penny’s Diner, and other places.Mayor Shelley Hansel said “They just don’t make them like John Washington. He is one of the most genuine good people I’ve ever met in my life. We always kid each other that I’m his girlfriend. Beyond his cooking talents, he is good hearted, which makes him so much more than a guy who does barbecue. He has a great heart. His food is made with love, he’s a genuine and caring man. He doesn’t do barbecue because he wants to get rich, he enjoys it and wants to do it to give to the community. It is made with love and for people he loves.”Hansel, who is the former Chamber of Commerce Director, said that he has a spot he loves downtown during Wheat Fest.“He likes to be under shade trees against the curb,” Hansel said. “A couple of times we’ve had new people come and go, and if people have messed with his spot, I was the first one to hear about it. He doesn’t like it when people mess with his spot. He’s not a difficult person by any stretch of imagination. Give John a little shade, a place to set up his smoker, give him a pallet to create and he’s quite the artist. I’m happy he’s retiring, but also sad, I know how much he enjoys doing what he does.”Hansel said that she and Washington would talk about things he would serve, and she tried to get him to try turkey legs, as everyone loves those.“Over years, he and I have talked about different things, some worked and some didn’t,” Hansel said. “He can do anything. Tell him to do this, he says I’ve never done that before but I’ll try it, like smoked turkey legs. He’s willing to try anything, he’s a good person and has a good heart.”Follow us on Twitter. 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 Comment (1) 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. +13 Vote up Vote down Tom Countryman · 266 weeks ago John is a Wellington fixture! I hope he doesn’t retire, he will be sorely missed if he does. Report Reply 0 replies · active 266 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! 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