Sacramento expansion at risk

first_imgNEW Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced at the end of November that he planned to cut funding for 140 transport projects across California in a bid to reduce the state’s budget deficit. Among the schemes at risk is the $66m second phase of Sacramento Regional Transit District’s South Corridor light rail line.The 10·1 km first phase opened on September 26, extending the network to 43·2 km at a cost of $222m (RG 10.03 p614). The South line uses a Union Pacific right-of-way from Meadowview to a junction with the existing route just east of 16th Street station. Trains continue to St Rose of Lima station on the K Street Mall in the city centre. Serving seven stations, the line is operated exclusively by CAF-built cars, part of a batch of 40 delivered in 2002-03. The second phase would continue the line by approximately 8 km south along the UP alignment from Meadowview Road to Calvine Road and Auberry Drive, adding four more stations. Preliminary engineering is underway and final design and construction are scheduled to begin before the end of 2004. Completion is expected in 2007.Construction is already in progress on a 4·5 km eastern extension along another UP right-of-way from Mather Field/Mills to Sunrise Boulevard, which will add a further three stations. A ground-breaking ceremony was held on September 12 for a further 11·9 km from Sunrise to the neighbouring town of Folsom, with four stations. Due to open in 2005, the $230·5m Folsom project includes additional double-tracking to eliminate bottlenecks on the existing route and a 1·1 km, three-stop spur from the city centre to the Amtrak station, which will serve a massive redevelopment zone in the adjacent yards.CAPTION: City College station on the South line is a major traffic generator, with many students arriving and leaving throughout the day Photos: Julian Wolinsky CAPTION: Workers complete the platform at Zinfandel Drive station, part of the 4·5 km first phase of the LRT extension to Folsom. Trackwork and catenary are nearly complete (left), as is the relocation of a Union Pacific freight line (right) which shares the right-of-waylast_img read more

Prep football: Week 6 game capsules

first_imgThursday’s gamesMansfield vs. AirlineWHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., AirlineRECORDS: Mansfield 0-5, Airline 5-0LAST WEEK: Mansfield lost to Logansport 28-14, Airline def. Captain Shreve 56-21LAST YEAR: Did not playMANSFIELD NOTES: Wolverines a member of District 1-3A … Mansfield averaging 14-4 points per game and allowing 26.6 … Wolverines started season with one- and two-point lossesAIRLINE NOTES: Vikings averaging 45.2 points per game and allowing 10.8 … Airline hasn’t had a game closer than 15 points … Vikings 5-0 for first time since Bo Meeks took over in 2011PLAYERS TO WATCH: Mansfield — QB Lakendrick Ross, WR Lamarea Evans. Airline — OL Lane Williams, DB DeAngelo Pouncy.Captain Shreve vs. ParkwayWHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Preston Crownover StadiumRECORDS: Captain Shreve 1-4, 0-2 1-5A; Parkway 4-1, 1-1LAST WEEK: Captain Shreve lost to Airline 56-21, Parkway def. Byrd 20-6LAST YEAR: Parkway won 49-14CAPTAIN SHREVE NOTES: Gators have lost three straight by an average of 29 points … Gators averaging 12.8 points per game and allowing 33PARKWAY NOTES: Panthers defense didn’t allow a TD last week … Parkway rebounded from 56-21 loss to Evangel … Keondre Wudtee has passed for 1.191 yards and 10 TDsPLAYERS TO WATCH: Captain Shreve — QB Lucas Grubb, DB Michael Edwards. Parkway — RB/R CJ Morgan, DB Lloyd Cole.Minden vs. BentonWHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., BentonRECORDS: Minden 4-1, 2-0 1-4A; Benton 4-1, 2-0LAST WEEK: Minden def. Huntington 32-0, Benton def. North DeSoto 28-21LAST YEAR: Minden won 25-24, OTMINDEN NOTES: Tide have won three straight since Week 2 17-10 loss to Haughton … After some early offensive struggles, Minden has averaged 31.3 points in last three gamesBENTON NOTES: Tigers have won three straight since Week 2 loss to Natchitoches Central … Sophomore RB Jermaine Newton had a big game last weekPLAYERS TO WATCH: Minden — DB Patrick Heard, RB L’Jarius Sneed. Benton — DL TJ Anderson, RB Jermaine Newton.Plain Dealing vs. GramblingWHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., GramblingRECORDS: Plain Dealing 2-3, 1-1 1-A; Grambling 2-3, 0-2LAST WEEK: Plain Dealing lost to Haynesville 53-6, Grambling lost to D’Arbonne Woods 42-20LAST YEAR: Plain Dealing won 28-14PLAIN DEALING NOTES: Lions have played tough schedule that includes 5A Haughton, 1A No. 1 St. Mary’s and defending 1A champ Haynesville … Lions trailed Haynesville just 14-6 at he halfGRAMBLING NOTES: Grambling has lost two straight by a combined 62 points … Kittens posted shutouts in both of their victoriesPLAYERS TO WATCH: Plain Dealing — QB Matt Sullivan, LB Bijan Mitchell.Friday’s gamesHaughton vs. ByrdWHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Lee Hedges StadiumRECORDS: Haughton 5-0, 1-0 1-5A; Byrd 4-1, 1-1LAST WEEK: Haughton def. Southwood 35-0, Byrd lost to Parkway 20-6LAST YEAR: Byrd won 42-7HAUGHTON NOTES: Bucs averaging 37.6 points per game and allowing 13.8 … Haughton scored four TDs in the second half last week … QB Darius Brooks completed nine of 13 passes for 135 yards last weekBYRD NOTES: Jackets had 16-game regular-season winning streak snapped last week … Byrd comes into game banged-upPLAYERS TO WATCH: Haughton — RB Kei’Untre Normandin, K Nico Broadway. Byrd — RB Tray Allen.Bossier vs. NorthwoodWHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., NorthwoodRECORDS: Bossier 3-2, 0-2 1-4A; Northwood 2-3, 0-2LAST WEEK: Bossier lost to Woodlawn 44-21, Northwood lost to Fair Park 24-20BOSSIER NOTES: Bearkats have dropped two straight after 3-0 start … Bossier was within nine of Woodlawn in the fourth quarterNORTHWOOD NOTES: Falcons led 20-8 at the half last week … WR Marquez Stevenson had seven catches for 156 yards last week … Falcons have lost two straightPLAYERS TO WATCH: Bossier — RB Aareon Smallwood, QB/DE Keimun Daniels. Northwood — QB Peyton Bogan, WR Marquez Stevenson.Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Lady Cougars to play for 7th place on Saturday

first_imgThe Lady Cougars came from behind and shook off the Lady Trailblazers of Boone High on Friday afternoon at Greeneville.  Campbell fell behind Boone early, fought back and dominated down the stretch.  After back-to-back threes by Blair Medley, the Lady Cougars built a 23-point lead, their largest,  at 69-46 and then held on for the 75 to 58  win.CCHS Coach Brad Honeycutt said after the game, “We made shots, because we took good shots off good looks.  And the 22 assists, versus nine turnovers, this afternoon are by far the most assists we’ve had in a game since I’ve been here.”  Coach ‘Cutt mentioned a defensive move helped thanks to Assistant Coach Ryan Browning’s idea to switch to a triangle and two that slowed down Boone early.Emily Ellison led the charge on Friday with 22 points followed by 16 from Skylar Boshears, 14 from Haley Comer and Blair Medley’s 12.  Madison Brady added nine as Lexy Richardson chipped in two.Campbell improves to 16 & 2 while Boone, who lost on a last-second shot to Oak Ridge on Wednesday, falls to 8 & 6.  With the victory, the Lady Cougars move on to the last day of the Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies Classic at Greeneville.CCHS faces 10 & 3 Franklin County (Kentucky) Saturday morning at 11:30 am for 7th place in the tourney.  Josh Parker, Voice of the Lady Cougars, sends you live radio only coverage of the Lady Cougars and Lady Flyers here over WLAF and the B & M Tires Sports Network.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/28/2018-4 PM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Experts: Alzheimer’s epidemic looms among aging

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – More than 26 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease, and a new forecast says the number will quadruple by 2050. At that rate, one in 85 people will have the brain-destroying disease in 40 years, researchers from Johns Hopkins University conclude. The new estimates, being presented Saturday at an Alzheimer’s Association conference in Washington, are not very different from previous projections of the looming global dementia epidemic with the graying of the world’s population. But they serve as a sobering reminder of the toll to come if scientists cannot find better ways to protect aging brains. last_img