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Notre Dame Beats Chaminade 83-56
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Matt Farrell scored 27 points and Bonzie Colson added 23, helping No. 13 Notre Dame open the Maui Invitational with an 83-56 rout over Division II Chaminade on Monday night. Notre Dame (4-0) was sharp from the start at the offensive end, building a nine-point halftime lead and gradually extending it in the second half by making 14 of 26 shots. The Irish shot 54 percent and made 9 of 20 from 3-point range to earn a spot in Tuesday’s semifinals against the Michigan-LSU winner. Chaminade (2-1) kept it close early with its perimeter shooting before wearing down against the bigger Irish. Erik Scheive had 17 points to lead tournament host Chaminade, which made 7 of 29 from 3-point range and shot 35 percent overall. The Silverswords have made a name for themselves by slashing down giants, starting with their 1982 home victory over giant Ralph Sampson and top-ranked Virginia. Chaminade has picked up more upsets through the years at the Maui Invitational, taking down powers like Texas, Oklahoma, Villanova and Stanford with their ability to work the ball around quickly and knock down long-range shots. The Silverswords opened this season with victories over Alaska and ... read more
Published on 11-20-2017
7 hours ago
School Nurse Saves Choking Student
(CBS) — Jason Skeates’ visit to the school nurse isn’t one of necessity. It’s one of gratitude. On Friday, school nurse Lisa Pickering saved his life. Jason, a fifth grader at Bolingbrook’s Jonas Salk Grade School, was eating a muffin during snack time. He says he and a friend were playing on a laptop when he began laughing. The muffin lodged in his throat. His teacher tried unsuccessfully to help after pushing a call button for an emergency.  Pickering ran down the hall, praying all the way. She found Jason on the ground, turning blue. The nurse began doing the Heimlich Maneuver on the boy; on the third try, it worked. Pickering and Jason’s parents say his scare reinforced the importance of training and having a full-time nurse on-site.   ... read more
Published on 11-20-2017
7 hours ago
Not Disabled Enough? Motorist With MS Finds Nasty Note
(CBS) – Michele Clarke parked legally in a handicap parking spot and then returned to her car to find a nasty note. The author of the note didn’t think Clarke looked handicapped enough, CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports. Michele Clarke’s blue handicap placard hangs from her mirror. It was there last week, when her daughter found a white piece of paper on the windshield in a Plainfield parking lot. The note, in part, said: “You inconsiderate (expletive) parking in a handicap spot when you and your daughter aren’t handicapped.” The note went on to say Clarke was setting a bad example for her child. Clarke was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Her symptoms are not always visible. There are good days and bad ones for her. At first, she felt ashamed by the letter, but now Michele wants it to inspire. “Don’t be afraid to use your handicap placard,” she says. “And the ones out there judging: Don’t judge.” Clarke says if anything, she owes the note-writer thanks for giving her the courage to speak out.     ... read more
Published on 11-20-2017
8 hours ago
Thomason: Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 12
By Jack Thomason– (CBS) Here are my top 10 waiver adds for 10- and 12-member fantasy football leagues with Week 12 upon us. 1. Samaje Perine (RB, Washington Redskins) – Not only did Perine have a great game Sunday, but the Redskins lost Chris Thompson the week after losing Rob Kelley, so he’s last running back standing. Perine will now look to take advantage of heavy volume and a Redskins’ offensive line that’s getting healthy. He showed Sunday he can play in the NFL, totaling 24 touches, 126 yards and a score. Next up for the Redskins are the Giants, who provide a juicy matchup for running backs. 2. Corey Coleman (WR, Cleveland Browns) – Coleman had a great first game back returning from injury, racking up 80 yards on six receptions against the tough Jaguars. Coleman led the team with 11 targets and will be the favorite for targets going forward. People may have forgotten how explosive and how talented he is, as he was the No. 15 pick in 2016 and his best comparable player from playerprofiler.com is Odell Beckham. Let that sink in. 3. Josh Doctson (WR,Washington Redskins)  I’m not quite sure why Doctson still isn’t owned in so many ... read more
Published on 11-20-2017
8 hours ago
Family Sues Six Flags Great America Over ‘Fright Fest’ Fight
(CBS) — A family who was attacked by a group of young people at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee during “Fright Fest” in September is suing the park for negligence allowing the attack to happen. The Batavia family says Six Flags Great America staff failed to intervene when a group of about 20 young people attacked the 12-year-old boy and his parents at the park on Sept. 23, according to the three-count suit filed anonymously Monday in Cook County Circuit Court. The family suffered “extreme” and “debilitating” physical, emotional and psychological injuries.” The three family members and the son’s friend were at the park for its Fright Fest Halloween-themed celebration when an unknown male wearing a Hawaiian shirt and shorts approached the son and his friend claiming to be security, according to the lawsuit. The male ordered the boys to follow him away from the more-populated area of the park. The male showed false credentials to the mother and then tried to walk away when she confronted him, the suit alleges. The mother, who believed he was trying to lure her children away from her, followed the man, loudly yelling “security” for help. The suit alleges that she was ... read more
Published on 11-20-2017
8 hours ago
Cubs Add 3 Players To 40-Man Roster
(CBS) The Cubs have added three players to their 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings in December. Chicago on Monday purchased the contracts of Double-A right-hander Adbert Alzolay, Double-A infielder David Bote and Single-A right-hander Oscar De La Cruz. All three will be protected in the Rule 5 Draft. Players who sign a contract with a team at 18 or younger and then play five seasons of professional baseball are eligible for other teams to grab in the Rule 5 Draft if they’re not protected by being placed on the 40-man roster. In another move, the Cubs assigned outfielder Jacob Hannamann to Triple-A Iowa after he cleared waivers. Alzolay, 22, went 7-4 with a 2.99 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 108 strikeouts in 114 1/3 innings in 2017, finishing his season at Double-A. “He just finished up his Arizona Fall League season, and he’s the classic power guy that’s going to be a starting pitcher throwing in the mid-90s with the ability to miss bats with multiple pitches,” Cubs senior vice president of player development and amateur scouting Jason McLeod said recently. “So he’s the one that took the biggest step forward this year.” Bote, ... read more
Published on 11-20-2017
9 hours ago
Two Men Shot — 1 Fatally — In West Garfield Park Drive-By
(CBS) – A shooting in the West Garfield Park neighborhood Monday evening has left one man dead and another injured. Witnesses describe a busy, hectic scene at Madison and Pulaski outside a Church’s Chicken restaurant around 5 p.m., when gunfire erupted. At least 20 people were waiting at a bus stop as shots were fired and sent people scrambling. Chicago police say the bullets hit two men. One of the victims, a 49-year-old man, died, and a 26-year-old was wounded in leg and transported to Stroger Hospital in good condition. Area North detectives blocked off the street for some time. No one was in custody.   ... read more
Published on 11-20-2017
11 hours ago
Bears TE Zach Miller Returns Home After 23 Days In Hospital
By Chris Emma– (CBS) — It’s finally home, sweet home for Bears tight end Zach Miller, who tweeted on Monday evening that his time in the hospital is over after 23 days. “Freedom!!!! Guess who’s home!?!?” Miller announced. Miller has been recovering from emergency vascular surgery after tearing the polliteal artery in his left leg. He suffered the horrific injury attempting to catch a touchdown during the Bears’ game in New Orleans three weeks ago. The full extent to Miller’s injury is not yet known. He transferred from a New Orleans hospital to a Chicago-area hospital two weeks ago. Freedom!!!! Guess who’s home!?!? #DayByDay — Zach Miller (@ZMiller86) November 21, 2017 ... read more
Published on 11-20-2017
11 hours ago
Cook County To Vote On $200M In Budget Cuts
CHICAGO (CBS) — The Cook County Board will vote Tuesday on $200 million in budget cuts, triggered by the demise of the sweetened beverage tax. Chief Judge Tim Evans, however, is still angling to reduce the blow to the court system, saying the planned layoffs pose a risk to the poor and public at large. “It is a debacle because it’s unfair and it’s going to hurt people who desperately need help,” he said. “They’re protecting the disabled from those who would hurt them and take advantage of them, they’re protecting elderly people who have thousands of dollars at risk here, they’re protecting children in abuse and neglect.” Evans was referring to cuts to the County Public Guardian’s Office, which protects juveniles and the disabled. Overall, Cook County’s layoffs are slated as follows: Court system – 180 Sheriff’f office – 181 Hospital system – 34 Preckwinkle’s office – 15 Evans’ complaint, bolstered by ministers, who also fear the cuts aren’t balanced. “We’re appealing to all the commissioners, as they look at a magic bullet, if you will, just make sure you don’t shoot the wrong person,” said Bishop Tavis Grant. But President Toni Preckwinkle insisted there’s no choice, saying, “We made ... read more
Published on 11-20-2017
13 hours ago
Vacated Conviction Leaves Former Inmate ‘Emotional, Anxious’
(CBS) — Two men — Nevest Coleman and Darryl Fulton — have been released from prison after 23 years. On Friday, a Cook County judge signed the order vacating their convictions for a 1994 rape and murder. Their attorneys say the men were railroaded. WBBM’s Steve Miller spoke with 48-year-old Coleman just a couple of hours after he got his first taste of freedom in more than two decades. “Emotional and anxious and happy,” is how he described his feelings. He was anxious to see his family, who stood by him for those 23 years. Ten family members were waiting for him when he was released from prison in Galesburg. “My main goal is to get to know my family, get to know my grandbabies. And as time goes by, find me a job. Work. Do something, you know?” Coleman says when he first went to prison for rape and murder, he was angry and bitter. “But then I sat back and realized, there ain’t any sense in being upset,” he says. “I’m out. I’m free. I can’t be mad. I can’t be upset. But I was just hurt that it took this long to get me freed.” exoneration project Vacated Conviction Leaves Former Inmate Emotional, AnxiousFormer inmate Nevest Coleman addresses the media ... read more
Published on 11-20-2017
13 hours ago
Bears Explain Why Tarik Cohen, Adam Shaheen Were Sidelined On Final Drive
By Chris Emma— LAKE FOREST, Ill. (CBS) – With the Bears driving and their game on the line in an eventual 27-24 loss to the Lions on Sunday, two of the team’s best playmakers weren’t on the field. Steady veteran Benny Cunningham was in at running back to serve as the blocking back for rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, which explains why Jordan Howard was on the sidelines. But where was rookie running back Tarik Cohen and rookie tight end Adam Shaheen? Trailing 27-24, the Bears started their final drive with 1:31 on the clock and stayed mostly with the same personnel for Trubisky. It was Dontrelle Inman, Kendall Wright, Tre McBride and Daniel Brown lined up out wide, with Markus Wheaton taking two plays for Inman. The rookies Cohen and Shaheen — both of whom had scored touchdowns earlier in the game — watched from the sidelines. Coach John Fox explained why in his Sunday postgame press conference and again on Monday at Halas Hall. “Every one of those guys that’s out there is a veteran guy who’s been in football for some time,” Fox said. “The fact that you don’t huddle and they have to know what’s going on, ... read more
Published on 11-20-2017
13 hours ago
Cop Who Shot At Stolen Car Full Of Teens Gets 5 Years
(CBS) — The Chicago police officer who fired several shots into a stolen car full of teenagers four years ago has been sentenced to five years in prison. The sentence was handed down by a federal judge Monday. Marco Proano fired 16 shots at a stolen car with the teens inside at 95th and LaSalle in December 2013; two occupants were wounded. The shooting was caught on camera. In August, jurors found Proano guilty of two civil-rights violations. Chicago police officer Marco Proano sentenced:5 years – for using unreasonable force- firing 16x at a car filled w/teens @cbschicago — Roseanne Tellez (@RoseanneTellez) November 20, 2017   ... read more
Published on 11-20-2017
13 hours ago
Women Say Charlie Rose Sexually Harassed Them
(CBS) — Eight women say Charlie Rose, currently a co-host on CBS This Morning, made a series of unwanted sexual advances while they worked for Rose’s PBS television program, the Washington Post reports. The women said Rose made lewd phone calls, walked around naked in their presence, or groped their breasts, buttocks or genital areas. The incidents happened from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011 during the PBS “Charlie Rose” show, the Post reported. Five of the women said Rose put his hand on their legs, perhaps to test their reactions. Two women, who worked at Rose’s homes or traveled on business, said he walked naked in front of them after showering. Another woman said she was groped at a party. CBS announced on Monday afternoon that Rose was being suspended, according to the Associated Press.  Rose began working for CBS This Morning in 2012. “In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked,” Rose said in a statement to The Post. “Nevertheless, in the past few days, claims have been made about my behavior toward some former female colleagues. “It ... read more
Published on 11-20-2017
13 hours ago
White Sox Add Eloy Jimenez, Others To 40-Man Roster In Advance Of Rule 5 Draft
(CBS) The White Sox made a series of roster moves Monday with the Rule 5 Draft in mind. The White Sox have purchased the contracts of Triple-A infielder Casey Gillaspie, Double-A outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Double-A outfielder Luis Alexander Basabe, Class-A left-hander Ian Clarkin and Class-A outfielder Micker Adolfo. By adding these players to the 40-man roster, each is protected in the Rule 5 Draft, which will take place at the Winter Meetings in December. Players who sign a contract with a team at 18 or younger and then play five seasons of professional baseball are eligible for other teams to grab in the Rule 5 Draft if they’re not protected by being placed on the 40-man roster. In additional moves, the White Sox outrighted right-hander Chris Beck and right-hander Tyler Danish to Triple-A Charlotte. Jimenez, 20, is the most high-profile of the White Sox prospects to be added to the 40-man roster. He’s rated as a top-five prospect in baseball, and he hit .312 with 19 homers, 65 RBIs and a .568 slugging percentage in 89 games at Triple-A in 2017, when he was the headliner acquired by the White Sox in the Jose Quintana trade with the Cubs in July. ... read more
Published on 11-20-2017
14 hours ago
Jewel Donates $1M To Chance The Rapper’s Social Works Charity
CHICAGO (CBS) — Jewel-Osco presented Chance the Rapper’s Social Works organization with a $1 million check to benefit CPS. The donation will go to The New Chance Arts & Literature Fund, which aims to “ensure more students have access to arts enrichment education,” and is the result of a partnership between Social Works, CPS and Arts Education. We just donated $1 Million Dollars to @SocialWorks_Chi with the help of @chancetherapper !! pic.twitter.com/w2UtDFfzXJ — Jewel-Osco (@jewelosco) November 20, 2017 Chance hosted a surprise assembly at Michele Clark Magnet High School Monday. “It’s an historic day for Jewel, we’ve never given away a million dollars to one charity at once,” said Doug Cygan, president of the supermarket chain. “I’m here to give a million dollar check donation to one of the finest young men that’s out there — doing amazing things at the age of 24. RELATEDChance The Rapper To Donate $1 Million To Chicago Public Schools | Chance The Rapper: Chicago Bulls To Donate $1 Million For CPS “His organization, and everything he stands for, means a lot to the 42,000 people at Jewel-Osco and to the children of Chicago, and what we can do for the education system with his ... read more
Published on 11-20-2017
14 hours ago
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