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March winner Simone Dorta wants to save energy and money

Simone Dorta is a fifth grader at Kendale Elementary whose project is really a hot topic. The ten-year-old knows how important it is to save money and energy. And her science project wanted to find out how a house's roof color could do just that. (Author: Gardener)

Simone DortaMIAMI (CBSMiami) - Simone Dorta is a fifth grader at Kendale Elementary whose project is really a hot topic. The 10-year-old knows how important it is to save money and energy. And her science project wanted to find out how a house's roof color could do just that. "It could save money because you can't turn your air conditioner up as high when your house isn't as hot anymore because you have a lighter roof," she explained. Her hypothesis was that if she painted the roof of the model home white, it would be cooler than the ones painted black and red. "I had three model houses that I built out of bricks, the roof was like a slanting tile, and I had three spray cans of paint. Any other color and used to paint the houses.” “I had to check the forecast because I had to choose the days that I deleted the house because I had to make sure it wasn't raining because that was affecting the dates. She placed the houses outdoors for a set amount of time, recorded the temperatures, and recorded the data collected. "The white house was the coolest house and the black and red were warmer because darker colors absorb heat more than lighter ones." For Simone, who enjoys horseback riding and is often outside, this is science she can use every day. If you or a student you know would like to enter our CBS4 Sunday Morning Science Lab competition, it is open to students in grades 3 through 8 attending schools in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Monroe Counties (including public, private, and private schools) attend school. All types of STEM projects are accepted, from environmental to space, as long as they are non-flammable. CBS Miami is accepting submissions now through April.

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The Leprechaun's Game Day at Notre Dame

Some of you may know him from the time he spoke to us on St. Patrick's Day, while others may recognize him as the first black man to represent the Fighting Irish as their mascot. (Author: Gardener)

The Leprechaun'sSOUTH BEND, Indiana (WNDU) -- Former Notre Dame mascot and current author of the new children's book The Leprechaun's Game Day at Notre Dame, Michael Brown, burst into the spotlight on News Now Sunday morning with our very own Jack Springgate. Some of you may know him from the time he spoke to us on St. Patrick's Day, while others may recognize him as the first black man to represent the Fighting Irish as their mascot. Some of you may know him from the time he spoke to us on St. Patrick's Day, while others may recognize him as the first black man to represent the Fighting Irish as their mascot. He opened the door for more people of color to dawn the leprechaun outfit, and now he's opening the door to Notre Dame fandom for youngsters. The book sheds light on all the iconic traditions that take place on a South Bend football game day from the leprechaun's perspective. Leaving the Main Building, which is a tradition where the Leprechaun, Cheerleaders, Irish Guard and Band all lead some sort of parade that leads to the stadium. She really brought this whole experience to life as we went to different locations on campus, all of which are captured in the book itself," said author Michael Brown.

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News summary on Sunday morning

Fitness maven, drums aficionado, hugely successful entrepreneur, dedicated... (Author: Gardener)

Sunday morningI'm looking at opportunities," the North Bay resident said recently, describing herself. Maxwell, 56, opened her second company in September, 35 years after she and her late husband, world-class marathoner Brian Maxwell, first made their names by launching the PowerBar The high-protein, low-fat snack was initially aimed at runners and cyclists, and has become so popular that Nestle USA paid an estimated $375 million for the employee-owned company when the Maxwells sold it in 2000 The Department of Health and Human Services is launching a new two-day-a-week pilot program for embedded social workers in the cities of Bolinas and Stinson Beach, the county shared with Reyes Station's multi-service center, so embedding social workers in both Bolinas and Stinson Beach will help these people. The pilot program will be re-evaluated after six months. There will be a meet and greet l will take place on Friday 15 April from 4:30pm. to 6 p.m. at the Bolinas Fire Department Community Room, 100 Mesa Road, Bolinas. BART will operate single track between Daly City and the 24th Street Station on Sunday, the transit organization said. Singles tracking will run from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., BART officials said. Police in Pleasant Hill and Clayton said Saturday they had identified suspected vandalism, which also included bomb-making materials and explosive devices. The suspect, a 27-year-old man, was located after an active investigation into multiple acts of vandalism in both Pleasant Hill and Clayton, police said. The investigation resulted in a search warrant for the man's home on Friday at Block 300 of Longbrook Way. The Pleasant Hill Police Department was assisted by the Walnut Creek Police Department's bomb squad. Officials found explosive materials and an explosive device, and scores of local residents were evacuated from the area. Betty Rose, a two-month-old Golden Retriever mix, snuggled up to her new mentor on Saturday just minutes after meeting the puppy breeder who will be helping her learn to be a guide dog for a person who is blind or is visually impaired. Nora Salet drove an hour from her home in Vacaville to the National Headquarters of Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael to meet Betty. The guide dog in training is named after the late actress Betty White, a longtime supporter of the organization. Like all puppy breeders, Salet will have Betty Rose for 15-17 months and then take her back to Guide Dogs for further training. Police in Morgan Hill on Thursday arrested a youth in connection with the shooting dead of two victims with an air pistol. The unidentified youth was arrested on suspicion of grossly negligent discharge of a BB device, police said. At 3:48 p.m. Thursday, officers with the Morgan Hill Police Department responded to the area of ​​East Main Avenue and US Highway 101 to investigate a report of two people being hit by projectiles from a passing vehicle. Police said the two victims were walking when multiple projectiles were fired at them from a vehicle traveling west on East Main Avenue. San Francisco police are continuing their search for a vulnerable 28-year-old man who has been missing since Thursday. Edwin Alexander Serrano was last seen around 3:40pm. Thursday at his home on the 300 block of Edinburgh Street in the city's Excelsior area, six blocks west of McLaren Park. Police consider Serrano to be at risk due to a medical condition that requires medication, according to a press release police issued on Friday. Police describe Serrano as Latinx, 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing about 110 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. The National Weather Service forecast for the San Francisco Bay Area calls for a cool Sunday morning followed by a sunny afternoon. Daily highs range from the mid 50s on the coast to the 60s in the bay. Overnight lows are expected in the 40's across the region with the exception of the inner valleys of the East Bay where lows could fall into the upper 30's. A warming and drying trend is then expected Monday through mid-week when daytime temperatures peak in the upper 70s and 80s. Copyright © 2022 Bay City News, Inc. Republication, retransmission, or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. Bay City News is a 24/7 news service covering the greater Bay Area. Copyright © 2022 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, redistribution, or other reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

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Baldwin debates Buckley, The Brontës Rock Out and Billy Porter revamps The Life

Debate: Baldwin vs Buckley is an exceptional recreation of a 1965 television debate, Glass Town is a fun rock concert featuring a Bronte band, The Life is remastered for encores! and an O'Neill drama starring Andrew Jackson might be viewed differently today. (Author: Gardener)

BuckleyBuckley, Jr. seemingly effortlessly possessed an intimidatingly large vocabulary and a gentle presence that casually conveyed to many of us viewers of Firing Line, the discussion program on political and social issues that he hosted for over three decades that grin was his most dangerous weapon. Novelist, essayist and playwright James Baldwin was of course more of a man of the written word, but when he appeared on television, often as the only black guest on a show, he had a repulsive look that seemed to tell his white hosts that he was everything observed and made mental notes. Miller doesn't go entirely for imitations in director/adaptor Christopher McElroen's extraordinarily fascinating play Debate: Baldwin vs Buckley, which plays at (tickets $25) through April 3; those almost legendary facial features are expertly captured. The text is from a 1965 hour-long public television program in which Baldwin and Buckley were the keynote speakers at a Cambridge University debate on the question, "Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?" Theater audiences see the introductions straight from the TV show, but when the debaters speak, the program shuts down and the live actors take over. And the sensibility of an audience nearly 60 years later takes over as well. If it seems odd enough to the modern eye for two young Englishmen to debate the impact of the American Dream on Back-Americans, look, they're both white. And like Buckley, they're both wearing tuxedos, while Baldwin is dressed more casually in a suit. Spencer Hemp plays the earnest young man who supports the question in a presentation that amounts to little more than news reports. Charlie O'Rourke, the student chosen to argue against the question, uses average income statistics to prove his point and caps it with a joke that makes him mimic a cartoonish Southern accent. .Baldwin is of course the only one who can speak on the subject from experience, Buckley tries to use his adversary's popularity against him ("You can not go to a university in the United States... in which Mr. Baldwin is not the toast of the town") and flipped the question to the point where, to win a debate, he might have reinforced the feeling among some 1965 viewers that it was whites who were being bullied by American civil rights Move. The second act of Billy Porter's radically rewritten version of The Life - Cy Coleman, Ira Gasman and David Newman's 1997 Broadway musical about the sex workers, pimps and hustlers of Times Square in the 1980s - has a modern-day commentator named JoJo ( Destan Owens ) teamed up with his 1980s self (Mykal Kilgore) to give viewers a lesson in the theory and reality of trickle-down economics. While watching the Friday night performance, there were a few scattered boos when the name of a certain American President was mentioned. The actors reacted in character and a large part of the audience giggled. Seconds later, an audio problem arose that became so severe that the actors were called off the stage. When the problem was fixed, they started the scene again, but now the audience was ready. So this time, when the name of this particular American President was mentioned, there was a whole chorus of boos from the house. Anyone who knows me knows my objections to revivals that edit and rewrite the work of deceased authors, although legally the changes must be made with the approval of those who control performing rights. But I also can't ignore the fact that most Broadway musicals about black characters in the 20th century were overwhelmingly written, directed, and produced by white people. And I have to congratulate Porter on a particularly noteworthy moment in directing an act two scene where the heartless pimp Memphis, played by Antwayn Hopper, begins raping Queen, a prostitute played by Alexandra Grey. The director/adapter places an ensemble of women backstage in the shadows, occasionally speaking key words in unison with the actors in the dialogue leading up to the attack. Then, when it happens, the two actors involved simply stand side by side in front of the audience and speak their lines while the women in the background read stage directions that describe what is happening. Perhaps this is intended to portray rape victims hoping to be believed when they describe an injury that took place without witnesses, but it also gives the audience a direct message that the storytellers chose not to include a sexual assault image deliver. Like the young crooner whose main job was serving up clean lines to his star brother Groucho, Branwell Brontë, although he enjoyed some literary success before succumbing to alcoholism, is quite often the forgotten sibling alongside his star sisters Anne, Charlotte and Emily. Miriam Pultro generously offers Brontë's big brother a highlight moment or two in her exuberant and entertaining rock concert musical Glass Town, which is playing its final three performances at The Tank this week (tickets $25), but it's really about the sisters . Named after a fantasy world created by all four siblings through individual literary contributions, Glass Town on Stage is a collection of original songs that express themes from Brontë novels, exploring their family relationships and most effectively refining the artistic need of creation ("Breathe") and a desire to be remembered ("Forever Known"). The author assigns each sibling a contemporary musical style that reflects their life and work, with herself playing keyboards as hard rocker Charlotte. On bass is Emily von , an introspective alternative rock singer, and Emma Clayes Anne, a passionate indie pop specialist. Rhythm guitarist Branwell, played by Eddy Marshall, comes across as a little emo at first, but after a few beers morphs into a swaggering bluesman who, perhaps a bit battered by his sisters' success, seems determined to take over the action and his performance bring to the audience. Playing behind them on the night I attended were Music Director Alex Petti (guitar), Laura Zawarski (violin), Anthime Miller (cello) and Emma Kroll (drums). The few moments of spoken word in the play are highlighted by a letter from Charlotte in which she declines a suitor's proposal of marriage, remarking politely, "Mine is not the kind of disposition calculated to bring happiness to a man like you to shape." Led by Daniella Caggiano, the lead quartet always looks like they enjoy being together and making music as a family and I had a blast watching them. That's the thought that came to mind last week in director Ciaran O'Reilly's tasteful and compelling production at the Irish Repertory Theater as I heard the audience's reaction to the mention of Andrew Jackson. The play is set in 1828, the year Jackson would thwart President John Quincy Adams' re-election bid to become the first American president who was not a Virginia aristocrat or an Adams. When O'Neill completed the play in 1942 (it premiered in 1958 after his death), the Eurocentric way Americans viewed the 7th American President was a populist fighting for the rights of common (white) men. As someone educated in Long Island public schools in the 1960's and 70's, I can vouch for his attempted genocide of the South Indigenous people to make way for white farmers and the people they enslaved, was not part of the curriculum. But when our last President openly hailed Andrew Jackson as one of his predecessors he most admired, it seemed to hasten a national awareness of the bloodshed caused by the atrocities committed by his administration. So when Robert Cuccioli, who lends another memorable performance to his stellar career as Irish-born Massachusetts innkeeper Cornelius "Con" Melody, portrays Jackson as posing as a self-proclaimed "rabble idol," that may sound to the contemporary ear sound little different than the Broadway audiences of the Eisenhower era. Cuccioli puts on a stately facade that barely conceals the crumbling inside of a discouraged man born into poverty and whose life consisted of a series of unsuccessful attempts to be accepted into finer society. O'Neill's conclusion was no doubt intended to point to an America transforming itself into a republic designed to serve the less educated, or at least, in what was known as The Age of Jackson, the less educated white men. “Television will be the end of war, for who could endure it? Who could bear to watch war right in your own living room?” - Rinne Groff's The Ruby Sunrise

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Newspaper is changing: Saturday printing will only be digital; Puzzles, games get updates

Beginning Saturday, readers will notice changes to Treasure Coast Newspapers' printed products - particularly home delivery and jigsaw puzzles. (Author: Gardener)

SaturdayBeginning Saturday, readers will notice changes to Treasure Coast Newspapers' print products. As announced in January, the Saturday editions of the Indian River Press Journal, St. Lucie News Tribune and Stuart News will be digital-only and available to all subscribers through the e-edition. This is a digital recreation of the print which includes local, state and national news, sports, advertising and features such as comics and puzzles. A Saturday newspaper will no longer be printed from March 26th. The newspaper will continue to be printed and delivered from Sunday to Friday. Try the e-Edition: This is a digital copy of the printed newspaper and is included with your subscription. The e-Edition also gives subscribers free access to hundreds of other USA TODAY Network newspapers nationwide, as well as additional, late-breaking digital editions of sports and national news. Newspapers across the industry and within Gannett, Treasure Coast Newspapers' parent company, are reducing print frequency as they respond to the continued shift toward digital news consumption. Also, some puzzles and games are changing this week. Readers will also find new, additional bonus pieces. * The Daily Commuter Crossword replaces the New York Times Crossword. * Cryptoquote, Cryptoquip, Boggle Brain Buster and LexiGo are added. * LA Times and other crosswords replace Puzzler and Premier crosswords and Word Salsa. * Added Jumble and Boggle Brain Buster. The puzzles and comics, sometimes scattered throughout the newspaper and of various sizes, are being updated and standardized to make them easier to find and read in a new area of ​​entertainment. USA TODAY also created a same-day puzzle solving website, answers.usatoday.com. Readers can now check the answers immediately by visiting the website. Readers can also find additional digital crosswords at puzzles.usatoday.com and digital comics at tcpalm.com/go-comics. Since most cable providers have updated program listings available, the daily TV grid is being replaced with a feature that highlights what's on that day. For readers without access to a computer or smartphone, I realize that these changes and the digital push are not comfortable. The same applies to subscribers with digital access, but who prefer to hold the printed newspaper in their hands every morning. Print is still a very strong news platform, but not the only one. Many longtime print readers have told me that they like the e-edition—especially reading on a tablet like an iPad—because they can magnify the print, quickly share stories with family, and even keep their hands ink-free. Our TCPalm.com website and digital apps also offer non-printable content such as videos, interactive graphics and more. Print subscribers have full digital access to e-Edition and TCPalm. For subscriber-only articles, visit www.tcpalm.com/premium and see what journalism your subscription funds. Anyone with questions about the changes can access their account at account.tcpalm.com, visit help.tcpalm.com/contact-us, or call customer service at 844-331-0264. Thank you for your subscription and support for impactful local journalism. Neal is Editor-in-Chief and News Director for TCPalm.com and Treasure Coast Newspapers, including the Indian River Press Journal, St. Lucie News Tribune and Stuart News. Connect with him at @TCPalmAdamNeal on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This article originally appeared on Treasure Coast Newspapers: Newspaper Changes: Saturday Print Goes Digital Only; Puzzles, games get updates | opinion

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I tried to convince Nikola Jokic to create an Instagram account but he said "no chance".

JJ Redick: When we were teammates, we had a very brief conversation about European or foreign superstars versus American superstars. And I found it really interesting. And one of the, like the takeaways, were the European superstars, a lot... (Author: Gardener)

Nikola JokicJJ Redick: When we were teammates, we had a very brief conversation about European or foreign superstars versus American superstars. And one of those, like the takeaways, were the European superstars, a lot of them and we can talk about Giannis Antetokounmpo, you, Nikola Jokic for example, it seems like they're a little more low maintenance than some others. And we can point to American superstars like Stephen Curry who are very low maintenance. But culturally, why do you think that is? Luka Doncic: I don't know. Are you only talking about basketball players? You know, there are European superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo... Redick: I was mainly talking about basketball. Doncic: I mean, Jokic doesn't have an Instagram or anything. He's just a different guy. I tried to convince him to do Instagram but he said, 'No, no way, no way'. I don't know the answer to this question. But now, with all these Instagrams, Twitters, TikToks, you can make a lot of money. And with the sponsorships, they want you to post things, it's just a different world than what it was. Updated Sixers Mavs observations including: - 'Carefree' knocks over a negative from another great Embiid night, but they were rare this year - Embiid on target to be 'extremely fresh' for the playoffs - Defense on Doncic , Harden's influence, more nbcsports.com/philadelphia/s… - 9:33 am New York Knicks part ways with Croatia forward Luka Samanic #NBA Markkanen (31 points, 10 reps) sends Cavaliers to win over Nuggets and Jokic (32 points , 10 reps) Results, Tables #NBA eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/13… – 2:56 pm eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/13… – 2:56 pm Luka Doncic shot tonight 5/ 20 for 17 points. How did Philadelphia slow him down? The team explains how they did it in the win. #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/lists/sixers-d… via @SixersWire #NBA – 23:32 Luka Brajkovic will make so much money in the German league. "I think we're really good at turning the ball around," Nikola Jokic said after Denver's demoralizing collapse on Friday night. denverpost.com/2022/03/18/nug… - 11:13 PM John Hollinger @johnhollinger I don't think he's an NBA guy, but Luka Brajkovic is a 10-year-old starter in the Adriatic League. Nikola Jokic said it's much easier to think about whether Jamal Murray wouldn't come back this season but added if he does it will be great. "Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan, Ja Morant for me, those are my top three [for MVP] and I'll probably go for Joel. Jokic, you can throw Jokic in there. But I'll probably go for Joel.” - Sounds like Kevin Durant giving Joel Embiid his vote for MVP. pic.twitter.com/755IgFVoMG - 11:01pm KD said if he had an MVP vote he would probably give it to Embiid now. He said DeRozan and Ja would be in his top three. He would throw Jokic in as well. Kevin Durant says he believes this year's MVP race will be between Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan, Ja Morant and Nikola Jokic. Says his pick is Joel Embiid but says price can go either way. Kevin Durant asked to pick the league MVP, said he would go with Joel Embiid but said his top 4 are Ja Morant, Jokic, Embiid and DeMar DeRozan. Kevin Durant says it's not frustrating for him to think an injury could have cost him the MVP. He thinks Joel Embiid, DeRozan, Morant, Jokic are the best. And he thinks Embiid will get it. That was a really tough loss for Denver. Bone closed over Monte. Cavs challenged everyone but Jokic to beat them throughout the second half and it paid off. Massive overtime victory for the Cavaliers over Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets. Old pal LeBron led the Lakers past Toronto, allowing Cleveland to regain its 1-game lead over the Raptors for 6th place. Lauri Markkanen with season-high 31 pts Big rush from #Cavs Caris LeVert to snag that offensive rebound via Jokic. Animated Michael Malone made a motion for everyone on the nuggets to just look up and let LeVert finish them off. When 4 guys deny Jokic the ball, one of the other nuggets on the ground has to take a shot. Bones cuts down the defense, takes the bounce pass to Nikola and they get the bucket. "They give him (Jokic) calls," say the Cavs announcers as Denver fans pick their jaws off the floor at the guess. Cleveland challenges Jokic's call and wants an offensive foul. Cavs take time out to review a foul on Markkanen. Could become an offensive foul on Jokic. Big decision. Playing Cavs up 1 with 2:44. Bickerstaff challenged this foul against Lauri Markkanen on Nikola Jokic's shot, which currently results in free throws. Full credit to Philly. Whatever issues Embiid and Harden may have had seemed to resolve from the 2nd quarter, and their zone, which seemed to transition from a 2-3 to a 1-3-1, was something Mavs never managed to resolve . It certainly got Luka out of his comfort zone. Nuggets starters tonight are 1 of 13 from the 3 point area. They didn't burn Cleveland for becoming too attached to Joker. #Sixers coach Doc Rivers on the decision to go to a zone defense against the #Mavs. Luka Doncic shot 5-for-20 tonight. pic.twitter.com/aN81xraWYB - 9:40pm Cavs do whatever it takes to keep the ball out of Jokic's hands. It shouldn't be difficult to punish the defense as heavily as it is. Impressive win for the 76ers, who beat the Streaking Mavs behind 32 points and eight rebounds from Joel Embiid, 24 points, seven rebounds and 13 assists for James Harden and kept Luka Doncic off the field just 5-to-20. Next Sunday for Philly is Toronto. Kevin Durant woke up the Nets. He's got 34. He's 11-for-14 off the field. 10-on-11 from the free throw line. It would have been one hell of an MVP race with Jokic and Embiid if he stayed healthy. Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon There won't be another Clutch Mavs miracle in Philly tonight. Jason Kidd emptied the bench with 2 1/2 minutes left. Hard shooting night for Luka Doncic (17 points, 5-20 FG). These are definitely rare but Luka is just plain bad for the vast majority of the night – 9:15pm Luka Doncic is shooting 4/18 tonight. Philadelphia played him hard all night and they made his life miserable. #Sixers - 9:13pm Luka shot the ball straight to the rim - and then knocked it off his head when one didn't fall - during that stoppage of play. It was a tough night of filming for him (4 out of 16). Jokic so stinking good. No player uses his body better. Brutal quarters for Barton so far. When the offense is a melee, the answer is always to put the ball in Joker's hands. Mavs were fortunate to stay in it for as long as they did with Luke's game tonight. Michael Dugat @mdug Michael Dugat @mdug Michael Dugat @mdug Luka is playing a bit of an ass so far – 20:51 Luka Doncic is 3-14 for 13 points. Still think he goes off in 4Q. Nuggets go into double digits for the 2nd game in a row. Bones Hyland continues to shine. Jokic does Jokic stuff. 12-5-6-1 on 6/7 shooting. 12-5-6-1 on 6/7 shooting. Bench went +10 to start the second quarter. Impressive stuff, giving Jokic a nice little head start. At BOS & BKN, that wasn't a problem for Mavs. We'll see them follow 58-53 in Philly. Embiid & Harden combined for 23 of Philly's 32 in the 2nd quarter as they overcame a pair of 7-point deficits. Embiid 21, Harden 15. Brunson 15, Doncic 13. 2nd half soon @theeagledallas – 20:18 halftime: Sixers 58, Mavs 53. James Harden made all three shots he made in the second after a tough first quarter and made also some nice defensive plays. Joel Embiid was dominant and has 21 and 5 at the break. Luka Doncic has 13 but went 3-11. Speakers who say "Nick Jokic" must stop immediately. John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann Nuggets so far are a +12 in 4:46 with Jokic off the floor. Just killing his MVP candidacy. Denver has been overtaken, overrun and outperformed. But they're only down two points after 1 and that's frankly impressive. Props to Bones and especially Aaron Gordon even after Jokic went out. Michael C. Michael C. Luka made a business decision on this Embiid dunk. Don't blame him one bit. Michael Singer @msinger Michael Singer @msinger Michael Singer @msinger Michael Singer @msinger Michael Singer @msinger Joker's crosscourt dime to Austin Rivers draws some loud oohs from Cavs fans. Jokic made attempts were good. Non-Jokic created attempts: Less than desirable. Nikola Jokic wins the pick in Cleveland, taking a full nine seconds to score the opening bucket. Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps After 1 here in Philly: Mavs 27, 76ers 26. Luka Doncic with nine points for Dallas and Joel Embiid leads Philly with 7. James Harden, who is 24-for-shoots 74 overall and 9-for-33 from 3 in his last five games, started tonight at 0-for-3. Load Mismanagement w/@jphanned is live @Underdog__NBA • Embiid in/out??? • LeBron? • We get Ja vs. • Jokic/Mobley • Justin's fastest 5 minutes ➡️ https://t.co/S1L5CfJmz0 pic.twitter.com/8kiBKdPf8l - 18:30 Matisse Thybulle on defending Luka Doncic: “You really don't slow him down because he's moving at a snail's pace. It's all about dealing with him physically because he's such a great Guardian. The small movements he makes are all he really needs to gain an advantage.” – 12:27 p.m

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Indiana's basketball season ends with a loss to Saint Mary's in the NCAA tournament

IU basketball meets Saint Mary's in the first round of March Madness. Refresh for in-game updates. (Author: Gardener)

Saint Mary'sIndiana Basketball meets Saint Mary's at 7:30 p.m. ET in the first round of the NCAA tournament. IU (21-13), a 12-seeded player, was promoted to Tuesday's game against Saint Mary's (25-7) following a first-four win over Wyoming. The Indiana Hoosiers bench reacts to playing the Wyoming Cowboys in the second half during the first four. Start the day smarter. IU basketball's season was lost in one fell swoop Thursday night when the Hoosiers struggled against Saint Mary's during their first-round game. FINALS: No. 5 Saint Mary's defeats No. 12 IU 82-53. Hoosiers finish season 21-14. The two best offensive possessions Indiana has had in a while now that they're down 30. — Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) March 18, 2022 It's hard to come back when the foundation of our offense is to play through the bigs...can't keep up like that 🤬🤬🤬🤬— Christian Watford (@Cwat205) March 18 2022 At this point the wheels are just off. — Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) March 18, 2022 This is going to be an ugly end to an otherwise progressive season for IU basketball. Rough night for the Hoosiers! Saint Mary's lead is 19. Hoosiers are running out of answers. We lost our rhythm and can't get it back 🤦🏾‍♂️🤬🤬🤬— Christian Watford (@Cwat205) March 18, 2022 Some drama early in the second half when the basketball got stuck. An IU cheerleader saved the day. This Indiana cheerleader is a legend for it 😭 pic.twitter.com/qP3X5ZHBex— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 18, 2022 This is awesome.— Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) March 18, 2022 Not in the way IU was hoping, to begin the 2nd half. Saint Mary's has its biggest lead of the night. Saint Mary's have scored on 12 of their last 15 possessions in the 1st half. Meanwhile, IU remained without a goal at the last 3:23 of the half. IU has missed his last four shots, increasing Saint Mary's lead from five to 12 in that time. — Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) March 18, 2022 Saint Mary's got Indiana to move shot selection about two feet further from the rim than the Hoosiers want. Ducas has 11 points for Saint Mary's and three triples. Race Thompson's layup was canceled out by an attack, then a Saint Mary's 3 extended the Gaels' lead to seven. Indiana hasn't scored in more than two minutes. Saint Mary's on a 16-5 run. Saint Mary's on a 16-5 run. Made five straight shots at one point and is now 12 of 24 off the field. Saint Mary's 5 of 9 from 3 with Ducas hitting 3 of his 5 tries for 11 points. — Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) March 18, 2022 Johnson to the brink for the bucket and foul. Hits the free throw and he already has 7 points on 3 of 3 shots and four assists. One turnover. — Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) March 18, 2022 Ducas for 3 to put Saint Mary's 24-21 lead. — Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) March 17, 2022 Jordan Geronimo for 3 on kickout of Johnson. Big Shot returns IU by 2. — Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) March 17, 2022 Two really defense-oriented teams, so obviously nobody can stop scoring. — Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) March 17, 2022 — Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) March 17, 2022 IU forward Jordan Geronimo has 21 points in 20 minutes of the NCAA tournament. Logan Johnson for 3. But Xavier Johnson with the drive and finish to get the IU back up. — Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) March 17, 2022 The first Johnson-to-TJD praise comes around 5:20 p.m. Saint Mary's are a terrific defensive team, but their pick-and-roll coverage has been shaky at times this season. However, Kuhse puts Johnson on the back door. Saint Mary's lead 4-3.— Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) March 17, 2022 Saint Mary's lead 4-3.— Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) March 17, 2022 Saint Mary's lead 4-3.— Dustin Dopirak ( @DustinDopirak) March 17, 2022 Fans are starting to trickle in now. The clock before the game is less than 11 minutes and they still haven't let the fans in here for the second session. #iubb— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) March 17, 2022 #iubb— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) March 17, 2022 #iubb— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) March 17, 2022 #iubb— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) March 17, 2022 March , 2022 #iubb— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) March 17, 2022 #iubb— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) March 17, 2022 #iubb— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) March 17, 2022 All dressed up.— Dustin Dopirak ( @DustinDopirak) March 17, 2022 pic.twitter.com/tIrB9rMQ7D — Indiana Basketball (@IndianaMBB) March 17, 2022 March Madness: What IU can expect from Saint Mary's in the first round matchup So Hoosiers had to wait. This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: MARCH MADNESS LIVE: Indiana's basketball season ends with a loss to Saint Mary's in the NCAA tournament

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'Zatima' is still split - Plus, Grade It!

There was a lot of idleness in the midseason finale of Tyler Perry's Sistas Season 4. The road to reconciliation, which apparently won't happen until after the show's return on June 29, was far from […] (Author: Gardener)

ZatimaThere was a lot of idleness in the midseason finale of Tyler Perry's Sistas Season 4. But the one thing fans wanted — and never got — was for Fatima and Zac, aka "Zatima," to get back together. While he was waiting, Zac told Jake he would pay him back right away, but didn't want to become a client of his investment firm because Gary is a shady man. Jake tried to defend Gary, but Zac didn't want to hear any of it. Jake wondered how Fatima would react, but Zac felt honesty was the best and only way. Hayden ran to stop her, but she chased him into his house with her bat and noticed that Gary was inside. Over at Andi's penthouse, Karen showed up and talked about Zac being in trouble and worrying about what kind of father he would be if he was always in jail or in trouble. Andi had to remind her best friend to slow down with all of this because she hasn't even gone to the doctor and doesn't know who the father of her unborn baby is. When Andi's phone rang, the doorman informed her that Gary was there and she asked to be sent upstairs. Karen hates Gary so she grabbed her purse and headed for the exit. Gary greeted Karen, but she refused to acknowledge him. After Karen left, Gary told Andi she looked great and tried to kiss her but she turned away. Andi told Gary that she loved the house but needed to let him know that Robin was coming to town and would be staying in the penthouse with her. Gary claimed not to care about Robin's arrival, adding that he couldn't stop her because it was her place. As Gary's eyes filled with tears, Andi didn't seem to know what to do or how to react. Gary said he was sick of the cops and asked Andi to let him show him that he could be a better man for them. Andi argued Gary had tried before but her ex-fiancé said he was different now and would try harder this time. She stayed on her guns for the most part, adding that Robin's week-long stay would let her know how Gary really felt about her. Gary, who admitted to being jealous, explained that Robin didn't know Andi that well and he was staying to prove it. After all was said and done, the two ate a takeaway meal that Andi had ordered for them. In the end, Karen went to Danni's house and told her other bestie that she was still having a hard time letting go of Zac. She said that even though Zac caused so much trouble in her life, she couldn't get him out of her system. Danni tried to encourage Karen by saying that the three years the former couple spent was a significant amount of time and Karen had never been in a romantic relationship for so long. When Karen professed her fervent hatred for Fatima, Danni reminded Karen of all the times Zac cheated on her, adding that he moved on. She said Zac loves Fatima and whatever Fatima did to improve him worked. Danni also tried to comfort Karen by saying that sometimes people just don't get along and begged her friend to give up her feelings for Zac because her attempts to win him back were desperate and embarrassing. Earlier in the episode, Calvin crashed Sabrina's date with Bayo after she received a text message canceling their date. The only problem was that Sabrina Calvin didn't text; Danni the busybody did it. Calvin acted wildly and confrontationally, and when Bayo grew tired of his antics, asked him to leave, stating that he owned the restaurant. A dejected Calvin drove off, and Sabrina wanted to leave too, but Bayo asked her to stay and end their date, so she did. They drank wine and ate dessert, and as Sabrina got ready to leave, Bayo asked her to keep the night going by going dancing with him. He said he is attracted to her and feels like they met in another life. Bayo kept talking to Sabrina and she decided to go dancing after all. She promised to give Bayo her car keys so his friend could drive her car to her place and they set off because the attractive and wealthy African promised to treat her like the princess she is. What do you think of the Sistas midseason finale and did all the preparation pay off?

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Summary of Thursday morning news

The Alameda County Attorney's Office has charged three people in connection with the shooting... (Author: Gardener)

ThursdayAlameda County prosecutors have charged three people in connection with the shooting death of a security guard who was protecting a television news crew in November, a prosecutor's spokesman confirmed Wednesday. Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong plans a press conference Thursday to provide more details about the case. Kevin Nishita died following the November 24 shooting on the 300 block of 14th Street in Oakland. In late December, Oakland Police said two people had been arrested and a third was being sought in the murder. The third person is still pending, police and prosecutors said. On Wednesday, police announced charges against three suspects but did not identify them. In an effort to create more safe spaces for San Francisco's LGBTQ community, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman on Tuesday proposed enacting new zoning regulations that would allow gay bathhouses to be revived. Under Mandelman's proposed legislation, a new zone category for adult sex venues would be created, making room for such businesses to be allowed in historically LGBTQ-aligned neighborhoods such as Tenderloin, South of Market, Upper Market and Castro. The proposed legislation builds on legislation drafted by Mandelman in 2020 that updates the city's stringent health and safety standards for commercial adult sex venues, first introduced in 1984 - the height of the AIDS epidemic. At the time, the city sued operators of gay bathhouses and other consensual adult venues, calling them a public nuisance and causing most to close. The 14th annual SF Music Day, which returns in person this year after a pandemic-driven virtual celebration, will run from 12pm to 7pm. Sunday at four different locations at the War Memorial Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness in San Francisco. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a temporary 45 percent tax cut on cannabis cultivation through June 30, 2023. The cut is retroactive to July 1, 2021, according to a news release issued by county officials Wednesday. Regulators said the cut is intended to ease the financial hardship faced by local growers. San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Wednesday defended her decision not to extend a 90-day emergency declaration for the Tenderloin neighborhood that is scheduled to end this week. Though the emergency declaration is coming to an end, Breed's larger Tenderloin emergency initiative will continue and continue to address a variety of issues that have plagued the downtown neighborhood for years — homelessness, public drug use, open-air drug trafficking, and violent crime. The Tenderloin Linkage Center at 1178 Market St. opened in mid-January and aims to serve as a one-stop shop, connecting volunteers on the street with services and resources. Conserving water is the goal of one, if not all, water regulators in the Bay Area, and Marin Water targeted targets in central and southern Marin counties on Tuesday. Marin Water has enacted an ordinance prohibiting the use of its water to irrigate new or rehabilitated lawns in commercial or urban landscapes that require planning review by the agency. Landscapes that require review include new constructions with areas of 500 square feet or more and rehabilitated landscapes with areas of 1,000 square feet or more, regulators said. Kenya Cabrera-Delgado and her son Edgar were last seen at their home in Richmond on Sunday, police said on Wednesday. Kenya recently learned that she and her family were moving to another state and was extremely upset, according to police. Early Monday, her mother discovered that Kenya and Edgar had disappeared along with their belongings. A second victim died from injuries sustained in a shooting in Fairfield over the weekend, police said on Wednesday. Damion Davis, 36, of Suisun City, died in a hospital Tuesday, according to a Fairfield Police Department news release. Another man, 44-year-old Earl Wayne Wyatt III of Fairfield, died at the scene of Sunday morning's shooting on the 200 block of East Tabor Avenue, police said. A third person injured in the shooting was taken to hospital and released after undergoing surgery, police said earlier this week. A suspect in the shooting, Trine Martinez, 25, of Fairfield, turned himself in Monday. Martinez was accompanied by his attorney and did not provide a statement, police said. Brooke Campbell Solis, 51, of Austin, Texas, pleaded guilty to the embezzlement charges Aug. 23, admitting the theft while employed as general counsel and from Austin and after she stopped working for A San Francisco-based financial technology company, according to U. Solis, who worked for the company for less than two months from early June to late July 2019, admitted in her plea agreement that she had nearly $400,000 of the company's money to her personal account two months after she left the company and stole more than $500,000 in total, prosecutors said. A 57-year-old man died after being hit by a car at an intersection in Santa Rosa early Wednesday, police said. The collision was reported at 6:08 a.m. at the corner of College Avenue and Mendocino Avenue near downtown Santa Rosa. A black Toyota Rav4 was traveling west on the college, approaching Mendocino in the right lane and having a green light, according to police. The pedestrian stepped onto the street from the southwest corner and began walking north on Mendocino -- against the red light -- and into the path of the Toyota, police said. The driver, a 26-year-old Santa Rosa man, stopped to wait for officers and cooperated with the investigation. According to police, there is no suspicion that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. An independent Bay Area Air Quality Management District hearing panel has approved a mitigation order for Valero Refining Company to halt unreported emissions at its Benicia refinery effective immediately, the regulator said Tuesday. Valero will be tasked with "designing, engineering, permitting and building a project to stop the excessive emissions," the Air District said. Valero is also committed to minimizing emissions during normal operations until the project is completed. The independent hearing was in response to previous revelations that Valero had released excessive amounts of hazardous chemicals for nearly 16 years before the Air District said it became aware. According to the Air District, Valero had released benzene, ethylbenzene and other organic compounds classified as hazardous. County rules cap such emissions at 15 pounds per day and a maximum of 300 parts per million. Valero had emitted an average of £5,200 a day and 19,148 parts per million over a number of years. During a presentation to Benicia City Council following the results, Joshua Tulino, general manager of the Benicia refinery, told the council and community that they too were unaware of the emissions until 2018 and made changes to the piping "immediately". which fixed 71 percent of the emissions would have problems with hydrocarbon emissions. He also said that Valero has since reduced them by 98 percent. The Lucas Valley Road reopened about 2 1/2 hours after a fatal accident involving a motorcycle near Nicasio in Marin County Wednesday night, the California Highway Patrol said. The motorcyclist, described as a man in his 50s, was driving a Harley Davidson that was involved in an accident around 6:30 p.m. in the 5000 block of Lucas Valley Road, the CHP said. The road was reopened around 9 p.m. San Jose police responded to an accident Wednesday night that claimed the city's 21st traffic fatality this year. The accident with the solo vehicle was reported around 17:15. at the intersection of North 11th and Santa Clara streets near San Jose State University. According to police, the driver of the car died at the scene of the accident. No further information about the crash was released. Two suspects were arrested Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of a Stockton man at a Tracy gas station the night before, police said. Justin Peoples was found lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the torso when police responded to the shooting just after 9 p.m. Tuesday at a Chevron station on the 3700 block of North Tracy Boulevard. Peoples, 30, was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital in critical condition and died there two hours later, Tracy police said in a news release on Wednesday. Before Peoples was shot, there had been a confrontation at Chevron station, police said. Christina Lyn Garner, 42, of Manteca, and Jeremy Wayne Jones, 49, of Stockton, were arrested around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday after search and arrest warrants were served at a home on the 1500 block of De Ovan Avenue near the university Pacific in Stockton. Police are investigating after a man was fatally shot in Vallejo on Wednesday night. The shooting was reported around 5:10 p.m. Located on the 400 block of Mark Avenue, near Amelia Street. Vallejo police did not immediately release more information about the death by shooting. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Vallejo Police Department Detective Division at (707) 648-4524. A couple in San Rafael have pleaded guilty to defrauding an insurance company, the Marin County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday. Both cases stemmed from a personal injury lawsuit filed after the couple's car was hit by a drunk driver on Aug. 4, 2020, according to a press release from prosecutors. The National Weather Service forecast for the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday calls for morning clouds giving way to a sunny but slightly cooler afternoon. Copyright © 2022 Bay City News, Inc. Republication, retransmission, or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. Bay City News is a 24/7 news service covering the greater Bay Area.

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What Juwan Howard said after Michigan Basketball's win over Tennessee

Everything Michigan head basketball coach Juwan Howard said after the Wolverines' upset win over the Tennessee Vols (Author: Gardener)

Juwan HowardIt was a back and forth game in Indianapolis as Michigan Basketball took an early lead against the 3-Seed and Tennessee Volunteers before the Vols seemed to have control midway through the second half. However, as head coach Juwan Howard often says, basketball is a running game, and the corn and blue went off on their own while establishing themselves on the defensive side of the court. Thanks to big plays from Hunter Dickinson, Eli Brooks and others, the Wolverines beat UT 76-68 in a stunning upset against the SEC tournament champions and one of the hottest teams in the nation. Juwan Howard spoke about the game, his post-game celebration with Chris Webber and Ray Jackson, and comforted Kennedy Chandler after the game. Juwan Howard then shared his thoughts with the media. I just want to say that I want to tip my hat to Coach Rick Barnes and Tennessee. It was a well-played, very competitive game, as you can see. They have so much balance on the floor of shooting, depth, rebounding and also one of the best coaches in college basketball. I really appreciate how our staff put in a quick turnaround, all hands on deck, and helped me prepare. I admired how the players came out and competed from start to finish after being down at half time. All in all, it was an absolute team effort. Kennedy is an elite player and one of the best guards in the country. I met Kenny when my youngest son Jett and Kennedy were playing in AAU and they were winning the LeBron James tournament in Ohio. We recruited him, unfortunately we weren't that lucky, but to see the output, dedication, growth and ability to be able to produce on the ground and how he led his team in a special way. As a coach, you appreciate that. It was a nice moment to be here and see guys that I was in the trenches with, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Ray Jackson, and then see my big brother Mark Hughes, a guy who helped me to come here to the University of Michigan. Mark told me back when I was in high school that my years in Michigan would be years that would shape me into a man; that I would have a lot of success and become a champion if I continued to stay here and grow. To see him out here supporting this team and taking time off their schedule away from their families means a lot. I will never forget this day and am grateful for all the support. They've been in my corner behind the scenes from day one. It definitely helped keep both Kennedy Chandler and Zeigler out of trouble. As I mentioned earlier, they are very smart, smart, and quick guards who are very good at getting in the paint and playing on the edge. And give credit to the bigs too, they do a good job of sealing to keep our bigs on their backs. But Moussa, Hunter, there were moments where they fought for the edge, made some winning plays, whether it was a block shot or some shots changed. One of the best Wardens we've encountered all year. They've done a great job raising some fine young men who trust, who believe in leadership, whether it's myself or the other staff. There's never been a moment where either of our guys have been one foot in and one foot out. And I have always given credit to parents for doing an amazing job of raising good young men. Yes, that's one of the things about identifying recruiting as a character. I've always said that Xavier Simpson was one of the best leaders to ever don a Michigan uniform. He's everything when it comes to being a Michigan man, what he's done on the ground, what he's done off the ground, with his development, grown as a man, able to adapt to different cultures, Coach Beilein and now me. We've been together for three years and this young man has earned the right to be a captain at the University of Michigan because that's how I saw him and his development. It's going to be difficult to replace a guy like that. He is irreplaceable. And if he ever wants a job, wants to join my coaching staff, if he ever wants to get into coaching, I would really hire him because he's a smart player and he knows how to play. I was told by my coach at half time that he can't go in the second half and that's all I can tell you. Help is everything to us. It hurt to see that he couldn't come back in the second half because this kid he wanted to be a part of was living for that moment when he was in the NCAA tournament for the first time. But what he did in the first half was also pretty impressive, not having any practice then coming out and giving everything he could. And I recruited him; i know what he can do They're different guards, but both add something completely different, which I think puts a lot of pressure on our opponents. Well, he's so humble when he talks to you guys but sometimes when you see him on the floor you might think he's arrogant. But he plays with a lot of feeling. One thing you didn't say is that Hunter works hard, man. He's behind the scenes. He puts in the work. And how do I know that, because he and I work individually on player development, before training, sometimes after training, on days off when we, as coaches, are allowed to work with our boys. So if you put your mind to it, you will get good results. It doesn't surprise me how he was able to produce for two years here at the University of Michigan. To get out there and compete like he did today, I told him we were going inside with you. You are the backbone of our team and be ready. Thanks guys, appreciate it.

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