Sex-Abuse Claims Against Boy Scouts Now Surpass 81,000

first_imgTerry McKiernan, the president of BishopAccountability.org, a watchdog group that tracks abuse in the Catholic Church, said more than 9,000 victims had come forward over the years, although he believed that number represented only a small fraction of those who suffered abuse in the church.Frank Spinelli was 11 years old on Staten Island when he joined the Boy Scouts in 1978. He said his scoutmaster, a police officer named Bill Fox, began to groom him, taking him out for ice cream, pressing to have Mr. Spinelli sleep at his home and turning their conversations toward sex. It ultimately led to three years of sexual abuse, Mr. Spinelli said. But even in the organization’s early years, abuse files maintained at the Boy Scouts headquarters detailed troubles. In 1935, the organization described having files on hundreds of “degenerates” who had served as scout leaders, according to a New York Times article from the time.Lawyers, including Mr. Mones, later pressed to release some of those files in a case in Oregon, where a 2010 jury verdict held the Scouts liable for $18.5 million in punitive damages. The Oregon Supreme Court later ordered that the case records be made public.Although many of the abuse cases occurred in decades past, some states in recent years have passed laws giving older victims a chance to pursue accountability in the courts. That includes New York, which approved a one-year window that opened last year, prompting a stream of new lawsuits with defendants from organizations such as schools, the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts.- Advertisement – From an early age, young scouts learn about obedience and loyalty, reciting an oath to stay “morally straight.” The organization has said that some 130 million Americans have gone through its programs over the years, including the likes of John F. Kennedy, the astronaut Neil Armstrong, the Civil Rights icon Ernest Green and the film director Steven Spielberg.While the Boy Scouts count some 2.2 million current members, those numbers have been on the decline from a peak of around five million in the 1970s. In 2017, the organization expanded to allow girls to participate, although that effort has frayed relationships with the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Reeling Angels stretch losing streak to eight games

first_imgDuring the eight-game losing streak, the Angels have been outscored 63-20, losing by an average of more than five runs a game. The negative-43 run differential was tied for the third worst eight-game stretch in franchise history. The two worse eight-game stretches were both part of the same 10-game span last September, in which the Angels actually won two games.The Angels haven’t had a lead past the fourth inning in any of the past eight games, and they got that far only once. Ironically, it was Friday, when they led 3-1 in the fourth.Over the past 14 games, they’ve been outscored 102-51.“It’s not fun,” Justin Upton said. “It’s not fun at all. Guys haven’t changed anything, haven’t changed their routine. Things just aren’t going our way right now. We have to weather the storm and try to keep competing. Hopefully things will change sooner than later.”General Manager Billy Eppler, speaking before the game on Friday, suggested that things were bound to turn eventually. “Regression to the mean,” he said. “Water seeks its own level. We know our true talent level and we’ll play to it. Right now it’s just been a convergence of a lot of different circumstances out of our control.”Andrelton Simmons, Griffin Canning, Andrew Heaney, Félix Peña, Noé Ramírez have all been on the injured list during this 14-game stretch.They’ve also dealt with concurrent slumps from pretty much every hitter besides Mike Trout. The Angels also lost games because of ill-timed disastrous outings from Ty Buttrey and Taylor Cole, two of the relievers who had been the most consistent throughout the season.While young starters like Jaime Barría, Dillon Peters, José Suarez and Patrick Sandoval have at times pitched well enough to keep them in games, none has pitched well enough to overcome the team’s offensive issues.And all of this started less than a month after the Angels lost Tyler Skaggs, adding a dose of real life tragedy to the on-field difficulties.“The fabric of this club in that clubhouse is strong,” Eppler said. “I’m proud of how our guys have handled everything that’s been heaped on them … I know the fight and I know how much these guys support each other and how much they have each other’s backs. We’ve been through a lot as an organization. These are moments where trust develops. These are moments that people come out of and they’re better for it. That’s what we’re going through right now. We’ll come out of it stronger, no doubt.”They came out on Friday in good shape, even getting a little good luck to get off to a quick lead.With two outs, Upton took a 3-and-2 pitch that seemed to catch the top of the strike zone, but it was called a ball by umpire Mark Ripperger. Pujols then hit a three-run homer.For the second time in three games, though, a first-inning three-run homer was not enough.Barría gave a run back in the bottom of the inning and he allowed the Red Sox to tie it on a J.D. Martinez two-run homer in the fourth, his first of two homers. Barría gave up a two-run homer to Mookie Betts in the fifth, putting the Angels behind 5-3.They were two of the five homers the Angels allowed in the game, with the other three coming after a five-run sixth made the game a blowout. They have allowed 22 homers in the eight-game losing streak.“Home runs have killed us, especially in this stretch,” Ausmus said. “We can’t walk guys. It’s pretty simple. It’s not just Barría. It’s our entire staff … It boils down to execution. If you execute the pitches, you are generally not going to give up a home run. You might give up a hit but they are generally not going to hit the ball out of the park.” PreviousLos Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. slides home to score on a single by Rafael Devers as Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi waits for the ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts celebrates with Rafael Devers (11) as Jackie Bradley Jr. stands next to them after a 16-4 win in the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsBoston Red Sox relief pitcher Josh Taylor delivers to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. The Red Sox won 16-4. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts, right, celebrates with manager Alex Cora after the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. The Red Sox won 16-4. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Angels watch from the dugout in the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Justin Anderson chases a bunt single by Boston Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts, middle, celebrates with Xander Bogaerts (2) after hitting a two-run home run which scored Jackie Bradley Jr., right, during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts celebrates in front of Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts hits a two-run home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Xander Bogaerts, next to Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez watches his two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez celebrates his two-run home run with Brock Holt (12) during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Fletcher fields a sharply hit grounder by Boston Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez, who was out at first during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Brian Johnson, left, smiles as manager Alex Cora signals for a reliever during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani reacts after he was called out trying to steal second during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Brian Johnson walks to the dugout after being removed during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) is out trying to steal second as Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt takes the throw during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria delivers to the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Brian Johnson delivers to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols celebrates after hitting a three-run home run, next to Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. slides home to score on a single by Rafael Devers as Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi waits for the ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)NextShow Caption1 of 21Boston Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. slides home to score on a single by Rafael Devers as Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi waits for the ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)ExpandBOSTON >> After the Angels’ losing streak reached eight games with an ugly 16-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Friday night, Brad Ausmus did not sugarcoat what has happened.“It’s embarrassing,” the Angels manager said. “It’s an embarrassing loss, quite frankly. We didn’t pitch. We didn’t hit, other than Albert (Pujols’) homer in the first. We really haven’t done much of either the past week. That’s what happens when you have losing streaks, when you’re not hitting or pitching. It’s not lack of effort. Guys care. They are doing their work every day. They are just not performing. Anyone who puts a uniform on is to blame, including the coaching staff and myself.”The Angels are enduring their longest losing streak since an 11-game streak in 2016.Overall they have lost 12 of their last 14 games, going from a season-high five games over .500 to five-games under .500, at 56-61.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS Report: Feb. 29 – March 6, 2016

first_img2-Mar8:37 PMTransfer to Wichita 2-Mar12:25 PMTransfer to Wichita 6-Mar11:04 AMGrass Fire1000 block S. Hoover 29-Feb6:43 AMMedical Trauma500 block N. Plum 6-Mar8:15 AMMedical Trauma100 block W. Botkin 6-Mar8:34 PMTransfer to Wichita 29-Feb11:10 AMGrass FireWellington Lake 5-Mar11:42 PMVehicle Accident1400 block S. Seneca 29-Feb7:40 PMTransfer to Wichita 5-Mar1:33 PMGrass Fire200 block S. Ridge Road 5-Mar11:12 AMGrass FireOliver & 50th Street 4-Mar2:34 PMMedical Emergency400 block Circle 3-Mar11:11 AMTransfer to Wichita 1-Mar10:41 AMFire Alarm900 block N. woodlawn 1-Mar12:23 PMGrass FireKansas Turnpike 1-Mar5:53 PMIllegal BurnWaldo & Douglas 5-Mar3:41 AMVehicle Accident800 block E. 50th Avenue 1-Mar11:15 PMStructure FireBelle PlaineRural Follow us on Twitter. 2-Mar10:19 AMMedical Emergency1200 block South G 6-Mar8:42 PMGrass Fire500 block S. Oliver 2-Mar11:46 AMMedical Emergency200 block W. 8th 2-Mar3:00 PMCarbon Monoxide Check1300 block E. Lincoln 1-Mar4:11 PMTransfer to Wichita 2-Mar8:30 PMMedical Emergency200 block E. 19th 29-Feb11:11 AMTransfer to Wichita Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Feb. 29 to March 6, 2016 is as follows: 1-Mar9:21 AMMedical Emergency100 block W. Botkin 2-Mar12:32 AMMedical Trauma100 block W. Botkin 29-Feb2:10 PMLift Assist700 block W. Harvey 3-Mar11:21 PMMedical Trauma500 block N. Plum 6-Mar4:15 PMDumpster Fire20 Industrial 2-Mar11:35 PMTransfer to Wichita 5-Mar1:18 PMGrass Fire200 block E 15th Street 6-Mar11:36 AMCar FireKansas Turnpike 6-Mar4:02 PMMedical Emergency200 block W. Maple 5-Mar11:06 PMMedical Emergency1000 block College 29-Feb9:55 AMLift Assist700 block W. Harvey 29-Feb1:38 PMTransfer to Wichita 29-Feb9:40 PMTransfer to Wichita 29-Feb8:05 AMMedical Emergency400 block South C 29-Feb12:01 AMTransfer to Wichita 3-Mar6:25 PMMedical Trauma900 block N. Poplar 6-Mar4:20 PMGrass Fire600 block E. 35th Street Wellington Fire & EMS Weekly Run Log 2-Mar6:25 PMLift Assist700 block W. Harvey 6-Mar10:18 AMDisregarded Enroute Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 6-Mar11:30 PMMedical Emergency700 block W. Harveylast_img read more