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Fighting Irish Linebacker Pledge Prince Kollie Gets First Look At Notre Dame

Because of the NCAA’s mandated dead period due to the coronavirus pandemic, many college prospects in the 2021 class have had to make commitments without taking a formal recruiting trip.

Some have taken their own self-guided tours of campus, while others made decisions sight unseen.

For Jonesborough (Tenn.) David Crockett’s Prince Kollie, the nation’s No. 22 outside linebacker per Rivals, he picked the Irish in August without ever setting foot on campus.

But his high school team had a bye this past week, which allowed Kollie and Crockett assistant coach Kevin Ramsey to take a drive up to South Bend.

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The talented linebacker recruit got his first look at the school he's been committed to for two months.
The talented linebacker recruit got his first look at the school he’s been committed to for two months.

“It was important for me to put eyes on the unbelievable things I’ve been seeing online for myself,” Kollie said. “I wanted

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  • October 4, 2020
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Gilbert businesses, nonprofits to get bulk of coronavirus relief funds

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Town of Gilbert water tower. (Photo: The Republic)

Gilbert will begin spending some of its nearly $30 million in coronavirus relief funding, three months after the town received the money. 

The Town Council will spend $18 million for business grants, loans and other support and $2 million for nonprofits. A majority of the remaining funds may go to a public safety project.

Gov. Doug Ducey in late May announced that Arizona cities, towns and counties would get $441 million of the state’s $1.86 billion of federal coronavirus relief money. 

Gilbert didn’t actually receive its $29.2 million “AZCares Fund” allocation until early July, according to town spokesperson Jennifer Harrison. The council formed a Cares subcommittee in August to discuss spending options.

An Arizona Republic analysis from mid-September found that while cities pleaded with the state for their share of the money, once they got it, many have been slow to

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  • October 4, 2020
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COLUMN: Rolling Stone’s 500 best albums list lacks vital information


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Maybe it’s time we stop ranking stuff.

Rolling Stone’s updated list, which came out Sept. 22, of the 500 greatest albums of all time is just angering. The list ranks what Rolling Stone considers to be the best albums ever made. Their original list came out in 2003, and a slightly updated version came out in 2012. 

It felt like the people who put the list together just wanted to make readers mad. And they admitted to that in the introduction to the list.

“Over the years, it’s been the most widely read  — and argued over — feature in the history of the magazine,” Rolling Stone said in an article.

So, yeah. If they wanted readers to argue, they sure got that. But maybe not for the reasons they think.

No coherent arguments can be made about where each album ranks when the people who put together the list

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  • October 4, 2020
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Who is Berkeley rent board candidate Xavier Johnson?

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board candidate Xavier Johnson. Courtesy: Johnson campaign

Name: Xavier Johnson, 29, legal fellow at Centro Legal de La Raza

What office/district are you are running for? Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board commissioner

What is the main reason you are running? I am running for office because I believe we have the technology, resources, and power to make sure that everyone has access to safe and affordable housing. If we want to make housing a human right, we need to recognize that capitalism is not working. We need much more public funding in affordable housing to ensure that everyone has a home. We need to protect tenants and preserve affordable housing while also significantly increasing our housing supply. The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board is one of our strongest resources to prevent our children, family members, friends, and community members from being priced out of Berkeley. I plan to bring

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  • October 4, 2020
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Inside Room 239: How Alexei Navalny’s aides got crucial poisoning evidence out of Russia


MOSCOW — Vladlen Los sat in a chair outside Room 239 of the Xander Hotel. It was midmorning on Aug. 20 in the Siberian city of Tomsk. The lawyer Los was determined that no one get inside the room that his colleague, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, had left hours before.


All that was known at that point was that Navalny was gravely ill — stricken on a plane returning to Moscow. But Los and a handful of other members of Navalny’s inner circle immediately suspected a deliberate poisoning.


And they decided some clues still could be in the hotel room. They also knew they had to be first to get inside.


So began a pivotal, high-pressure gambit with four of Navalny’s associates becoming forensic evidence hunters — recovering a hotel water bottle on which a German military laboratory later found traces of a Novichok group

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  • October 4, 2020
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Bitcoin Up Review – Is it really working?

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Bitcoin Up Review – Is it a Scam?

When mentioning some of the top automated trading platforms for cryptocurrencies, the name Bitcoin Up must be acknowledged. Bitcoin Up has made it possible for so many people to break into the crypto market without any problems.

It is a smart trading platform that can be used by all investors regardless of their country. In this review, Bitcoin Up has been comprehensively analysed to provide the information that crypto traders will find helpful. Experts like me have confirmed the information written and published in this review, and it is hoped that new crypto traders will use the knowledge to start making money from the crypto market.

Bitcoin Up Review

Bitcoin Up is an automated system that has been designed to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. The addition of automation to the platform has made it possible for more

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  • October 4, 2020
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CA wildfires: Cal Fire works to contain Glass, Zogg fires

With well over 4 million acres burned in California this year, more than 16,500 fire personnel continue to battle 23 major wildfires across the state.

Red flag warnings subsided Friday, but they were brought back with urgency Saturday as officials warned residents of hot and dry weather. The National Weather Service issued an immediate red flag warning for the North Bay, as gusty northwesterly winds could spread existing fires rapidly or cause rapid growth of a new flame.

The rapid alert emphasized the concerns facing firefighting efforts, with high temperatures and low humidity allowing for rapid spread of flames. The weather contributed to 27 new wildfires beginning Saturday, including one near Sloughhouse in Sacramento County, though Cal Fire has assured that it has been fully contained.

With red flag warnings lifted by Sunday at 6 a.m., Cal Fire looks forward to a cooling trend in the coming days, with lower

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  • October 4, 2020
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Nicholas ‘Nick’ Luna: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know


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Nicholas Luna, Assistant to the President and Director of Oval Office Operations.

Nicholas Luna is a personal assistant to President Donald Trump and is among the senior White House aides who have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Bloomberg News and CNN. As Trump’s “body man,” Luna’s job requires him to be in constant close contact with the president.

Luna traveled with the president aboard Air Force One to the debate in Cleveland, Bloomberg reported. He also accompanied Trump to the campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on September 30. Hope Hicks, who was diagnosed with the coronavirus on September 30, also traveled with the president to the debate and to the Duluth rally, CBS Minnesota reported.

Luna tested positive for the virus on October 3, the day after Trump checked in to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. White House physician Dr. Sean Conley has said it was

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  • October 4, 2020
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PBS travel guy Rick Steves explains why he backs cannabis legalization in N.J.

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Rick Steves, an American travel writer, wine connoisseur and the host of the PBS program, “Rick Steves’ Europe,” put his French red wine aside and filled his cup with some pot nuggets, to talk about why he believes legal cannabis is common sense. He spoke to NJ Cannabis Insider recently to discuss what he has learned from European attitudes toward recreational marijuana and his support of the Public Question on the Nov. 3 ballot to legalize cannabis in New Jersey.

Q: What brings you out for the New Jersey legalization campaign?

A: Well, I was the co-sponsor, funder and leading spokesperson of I-502, which legalized and taxed and regulated marijuana in Washington State back in the breakout year of 2012, when

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  • October 4, 2020
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N.J. truck driver charged in hit-and-run, illegal U-turn crash that killed 2 on N.Y. highway, cops say

A tractor-trailer driver from New Jersey caused a double-fatal crash on the New York State Thruway just west of Rochester last month when he made an illegal U-turn and fled the scene, authorities said.

Quentin D. Campbell, 55, of Newark, was charged with two counts of manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal crash, according to a log released by New York State Police.

The crash took place around 4:15 a.m. on Sept. 4 when a car driving west on the New York State Thruway in Wheatland, Monroe County struck and slid underneath a tractor-trailer trying to make a U-turn across multiple lanes of traffic, officials said.

The tractor-trailer driver — later identified as Campbell — completed the U-turn and began heading east. He pulled off at the next exit, drove into the parking lot of a nearby hotel and removed a piece of debris from the truck before

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  • October 4, 2020