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By Matt Zencey

As the room full of Mayor Linda Thompson s volunteers and supporters awaited voting results on election night at the National Civil War Museum, the mood was hopeful but subdued.

I think we re going to have our mayor back four more years, said Rafiyqa Mohammad, a thin, graying woman with a long set of braids tied into a ponytail under her ball cap.

Without a way to display vote totals for viewing, the audience had to rely on periodic announcements or their own smart phones to stay up to date. A DJ had the music going loud and several times exhorted the crowd to make some noise for their mayor.

His pleas met with varying degrees of enthusiasm a hearty burst of cheers then quieter responses, before folks turned back to their conversation and plates of food from the buffet. A couple of times,Chanel, the DJ coaxed a handful of dancers onto the floor but aside from the music, this was definitely a low-key affair.

It was an almost entirely African-American crowd, save for a handful of volunteers and campaign consultants. By contrast, Eric Papenfuse s gathering, at his Midtown Scholar bookstore, was a model of integration, with more than a dozen African-Americans milling around earlier in the evening.

The lack of diversity at Mayor Thompson s get-together might have foreshadowed the night s results.

At 10:23 a roar went up as the crowd at the top of the stairs saw the mayor come in. Wearing her trademark pearls and a big smile,Chanel Outlet Online, she made her way up among a scrum of cameras and supporters.

The crowd couldn t hear her first words not much amplification coming from the microphone in front of her so she started over as the crowd hushed.

Hi everybody, she said in a voice strained by the day s campaigning.

She told the crowd she trailed by about 150 votes. I thank all the volunteers who worked so hard It s an honor to have been in this race. It s an honor to have been mayor in this city.

That set off murmurs, as the crowd anticipated what was coming.

The voters have spoken. They are looking for change. I accept that humbly.

She urged her supporters to honor our democracy, honor the people s will and work with those who would be in charge after she leaves office.

I go out with my head held high, she said to a big cheer, explaining that she worked to see that the people s needs are met.

Make sure you stay focused on your issues, stay involved with your community, stay involved with your elected officials, she urged.

When she said God bless all of you,Chanel Outlet, Thompson drew the biggest cheer of the night, and scattered shouts of We love you.

It was a performance of grace and class. Had she been able to conduct her entire term like that, she might be headed to the ballot in the fall.

Some of her supporters weren t nearly as ready to let go and move on.

Unbelievable, muttered Paula Braxton,Chanel Bags, as Thompson started to collect hugs from well-wishers.

I feel money bought it, said Peggy Mason, who d been driving the mayor earlier on election day.

Later Braxton said She [Thompson] worked so hard to straighten things out. Directing her ire at voters, she said They threw her under the bus. It s a sad night. A very sad, sad night.

Deb Jackson struggled between taking the high road and a darker view of the night s outcome. A deeply religious woman, she said, I continue to support and pray for Harrisburg and the leadership. We ve got to come together and act as adults. It s going to be alright. But she also wondered what God meant by having Thompson lose and she suggested evil was afoot. People wanted change. They d better watch out.

Harrisburg s first African-American mayor had, ironically enough, just made her concession speech at a museum commemorating the war that freed African-Americans from bondage. Not quite 150 years after that war, these three women had trouble accepting that their candidate had been judged on the content of her character.

That perception surely is not limited to the three women with whom I spoke Tuesday night and overcoming it will pose a formidable challenge to whichever white candidate wins the mayor s race in November.

Matt Zencey is Deputy Opinions Editor of Pennlive and The Patriot-News.

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Moon HoochErica Hernandez is celebrating its Sweet Sixteen on Saturday-Chanel Outlet Online

Moon HoochErica Hernandez is celebrating its Sweet Sixteen on Saturday, with a whole host of activities: they’ve got the annual Keg Olympics, a pig roast, games for the kids, and of course, Anniversary Maibock.

ABC celebrates its anniversary every year, but they don’t always have Moon Hooch. The members of this NYC-based trio (saxophonists Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen, and drummer James Muschler) met when they were students at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and they call their particular sound “Cave Music.”

“We were never able to figure out a name for our style of music, we just kept telling people it was ‘dance music.’” Muschler told me in a phone interview. “Then my friend left me a message and said that he figured out what our music was called: it was ‘cave music. It’s like House, but it’s more wild, more jagged, more free, more natural to live in.’ It was the perfect description, so we use that exact sentence to describe our music now.”

The men of Moon Hooch had played in pairings,Chanel Outlet Online, but the first time they played as a trio was busking in front of the Museum of Modern Art in 2010, but they really found their groove while playing in Washington Square Park.

“We played this jazzy house line, and people started dancing,” Muschler said. “We were like, ‘wow, I think we’re onto something.”

Moon Hooch really honed their sound in the New York subway, which became a de facto cave for their “cave music.”

“The subway gave us an opportunity to expand and explore what the band could be. We had a chance to experiment and try new things,” Muschler said. “We also had an instant response from the audience, it was so intimate and we could see firsthand what resonated with the audience.”

I watched a bunch of videos of Moon Hooch,Chanel Bags, but my favorite was ,Chanel Outlet, of a performance at the L Train in Union Square. It’s a blast.

Moon Hooch is currently working on a live album.

“We’re working on the transitions,” Muschler explained. “We’re disguising the notion of ‘songs,’ where one track ends and another begins. One song will seamlessly blend into the next.”

The band is also working on a new website, and will be heading to India to play on the street in Delhi and hike the Himalayas.

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If you go: Appalachian Brewing Company’s 16th Anniversary Party, featuring Moon Hooch, 8 p.m. May 25 at the Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company, 50 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg. 21+, free admission. Info at

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The had a hard time staying healthy along the offensive line last season, and one of two players who started all 16 games was left to walk in free agency.

The Steelers opted to not re-sign left tackle Max Starks, clearing the way for either Mike Adams or Marcus Gilbert to claim the position. Veteran Doug Legursky,Chanel Outlet Online, who saw spot duty at center and left guard, and Willie Colon also walked.

On the surface, the Steelers are younger and more talented upfront, with four projected starters at age 25 or younger. But there are questions behind that group,Chanel, especially after Pittsburgh opted not to draft an offensive lineman for the first time since 2003.

All the while, and could bring new blocking concepts to the job. The Steelers are reportedly considering a shift to a zone-blocking scheme.

There are a number of changes, but one rock in the middle to keep the unit together.

Center Maurkice Pouncey, 23, is a three-time Pro Bowler, who has made 45 starts in his three seasons. He’s stayed healthy through the early part of his career,Chanel Bags, a trait that’s doubly important with no clear backup in place entering spring workouts.

David DeCastro, 23, was a first-round pick last season who tore his MCL last summer and didn’t play until December. He’s penciled in as a starter at right guard.

Adams and Gilbert should be on the bookends, but will compete to see who takes which side. Ramon Foster, a starter in all 16 games last season, takes his place at left guard.

Versatile Kelvin Beachum’s will be a key backup with his ability to play tackle, guard and, perhaps, center. If a starter goes down with an injury, he’ll be able to jump in and hold his own. A seventh-round pick last season, Belchum played in eight games and made five starts at right tackle.

John Malecki, a third-year pro with just one game under his belt, is fighting to keep his place on the depth chart at center and guard. Second-year pro Justin Cheadle and undrafted free agent Joe Madsen will also enter the fray at center.

Guy Whimper,Chanel Outlet, a six-year veteran, was signed as a free agent after stints with the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants. He’s played both tackle positions and occasionally as a tight end in the Jaguars’ jumbo packages.

, who they hope will compete for roster spots and key positions on the depth chart.

Penn State tackle Mike Farrell, Notre Dame guard/tackle Mike Golic Jr. and San Diego State guard Nik Embernate highlight that group.

The Steelers start organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday in Pittsburgh. We’ll take a look this week at key issues for the team, position battles and more. Stay tuned for more and previews this spring and summer.

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The Auburn equestrian team celebrates its NCEA Overall and Hunt Seat Championship at Toomer’s Corner on Sunday,Chanel Outlet, April 21, 2013. (Anthony Hall/Auburn University)Auburn finished in the bottom half of the Southeastern Conference in the All-Sports Trophy standings, an annual list of the best athletic programs in the conference.Auburn finished 12th overall in the All-Sports Trophy rankings, which tabulates scores based off conference performances by every sports program at the respective schools., which owns 31 newspapers including The Gainesville Sun.Scores were tabulated by taking a program’s point total and dividing it by the total number of teams competing at the school. Cross country, and indoor and outdoor track field scores were combined. Outdoor track makes up half of the track score, while the remaining two quarters are based on cross country and indoor.Championships won outside the SEC were not included in the tabulations,Chanel Outlet Online, which are based solely on SEC standings.Florida won the All-Sports Trophy for the 23rd time thanks to eight SEC titles.Auburn did not win an SEC title in 2012-13, but the equestrian team did win a national title after falling to South Carolina in the SEC championships in the spring..The SEC once compiled numbers for the award but stopped in 1994. The New York Times Media Group took over in 1995, but stopped in 2011.
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Focus on Highlands: 7th-grade students impress with SAT, ACT scores and strong writing skills
(From left to right) Grace O’Malley,Chanel Bags, Peter Scalise, and Alexandra Lohrke. (Photo courtesy of Judy McDonald) — 7th graders have been busy impressing a variety of organizations all month long with their excellent standardized test scores and strong writing skills.On Sunday, May 19, Highlands School students Alexandra Lohrke, Grace O’Malley, and Peter Scalise were honored at the Duke TIP Recognition Ceremony at the University of Alabama for their outstanding performance on the ACT or the SAT. Lohrke and O’Malley both earned a score equivalent to the 90th percentile among college-bound juniors and seniors and were invited to attend a Grand Recognition Ceremony at Duke University on Monday, May 20. Grant Bend with his award. (Photo courtesy of Judy McDonald) Also this month, 7th grade student Grant Bend participated in the African American History in Science, Technology, and Math (STEM) Essay Contest sponsored by the Magic City Housing Development Corporation where placed second in his age category. As the second place winner, Bend received a trophy, a Samsung Google Chromebook and a one-year family membership to the McWane Center. The Essay Contest was open to all middle school students attending public and private schools within the Jefferson County limits.

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Robbinsville High’s Kyle Alston will walk-on at Penn State. (Beverly Schaefer/For The Times) Kyle Alston did just about everything in his career at Robbinsville (N.J.) High School, which culminated last fall with Trenton Times Small School Player of the Year honors.

He racked up numbers as a running back,Chanel, wide receiver, kick returner, punt returner, placekicker and punter, which only adds to his value for a Penn State program seeking depth any way it can get it.

That kind of production, in a 5-10, 180-pound package, could get Alston on the field and,Chanel Outlet Online, perhaps, a scholarship later in his career.

Through his “run-on” program, coach Bill O’Brien is seeking depth and diamonds in the rough who could follow in the footsteps of Matt McGloin and others who earned their roster spots and developed into starters.

McGloin is the ultimate example, having gone from walk-on to occasional starter to standout to NFL quarterback. He signed with the Oakland Raiders last week.

The possibility of playing time is a selling point, especially to Alston who had mostly FCS scholarship offers. It was either attend school such as New Hampshire and Villanova or accept the challenge to walk on at Penn State and play against the nation’s best.

Alston sounded ready for that opportunity in ,Chanel Outlet.

I wanted to challenge myself, Alston told the website. I know playing is possible, but it won t be easy.

I m willing to put the necessary work in, if I think there will be a payoff in the end. If I m focused, I won t let anything get in my way.

It’s the same selling point for Alston as it is top-level prep talent. They might never play in a bowl game or have a chance to compete for a national title, but Penn State offers the chance to play early and possibly prepare for a shot at the NFL.

Through the “run-on” program, O’Brien mostly has expectations for special teams contributions. Many are undersized or fringe FBS players, athletes who produced in high school but came with question marks or physical limitations at the next level.

Alston embodies that player, providing O’Brien options at a number of positions. All the while,Chanel Bags, he’s giving himself the best possible chance to play, either as a return man, emergency punter or slotback or whatever else Penn State can imagine.

The fact that Alston, like many other walk-ons, enters with a chip on his shoulder is a bonus.

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Because of a police incident at Lancaster County Central Park, election officials have relocated a polling place for today’s election.

The West Lampeter Township-Lyndon District pollling place has been relocated from the Lancaster County Environmental Center to the West Lampeter Township-Locust District polling place at Willow Valley Manor Activities Area, 71 Locust Lane, Willow Street.

Lancaster County Elections Board chief clerk Randall Wenger said the relocation was completed by 11:29 a,Chanel Bags.m. and went smoothly,Chanel Outlet Online.

“Voters were waiting at that district by the time we got there and set up,” Wenger said. The equipment, poll workers and ballots were all transported to the new site.

In the meantime, are looking for two men, one white,Chanel Outlet, one black, who they say are suspects in the abduction at 8:50 a.m. of a city woman,Chanel, 33, who said she had been forced into the trunk of a vehicle.

Police said that about 15 to 20 minutes after her call she and the vehicle were located in the Kiwanis area of the County Park.

The suspects were not located.

Police said the victim had minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

All entrances to the park were closed.

Police said the while man has shoulder length dark hair and was wearing a black shirt and gray sweatpants and the black man was balding, wearing a white T-shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information can call police at 717-735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 800-322-1913.

Tips can also be submitted at the website, www.lancasterpolice.com, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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Manzarek died Monday in Rosenheim, Germany,Chanel Bags, surrounded by his family, said publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald. She said the musician’s manager, Tom Vitorino, confirmed Manzarek died after being stricken with bile duct cancer.
The Doors’ original lineup, which also included drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robbie Krieger, was only together for a few years and they only made six studio albums. But the band has retained a large and obsessive following decades after Morrison’s 1971 death. The Doors have sold more than 100 million records and songs such as Light My Fire and Riders On the Storm are still classic rock favorites. For Doors admirers, the band symbolized the darker side of the Los Angeles lifestyle, what happened to the city after the sun went down and the Beach Boys fans headed home.
The Doors’ vibe has more to do with Charles Bukowski than it does with Farrah Fawcett, said John Doe of punk band X,Chanel, a friend of Manzarek’s for more than 30 years, referring to the poet and ‘Charlie’s Angels’ star, respectively. It has more to do with Raymond Chandler and Nathaniel West, and ‘Sunset Boulevard’ the movie, than it does with ‘Beach Blanket Bingo,Chanel Outlet Online,’ right? … It’s a real dark place out in LA.
Next to Morrison, Manzarek was the most distinctive-looking band member, his glasses and wavy blond hair making him resemble a young English professor more than a rock star, a contrast to Morrison’s Dionysian glamour – his sensuous mouth and long, dark hair. Musically, Manzarek’s spidery organ on Light My Fire is one of the most instantly recognizable sounds in rock history.
But he seemed up to finding the right touch for a wide range of songs – the sleepy, lounge-style keyboards on Riders On the Storm the liquid strains for The Crystal Ship the barrelhouse romps on Roadhouse Blues. The Doors always considered themselves more than a rock band and Manzarek, Densmore and Krieger often managed a flowing rapport that blended rock, blues and jazz behind Morrison’s self-consciously poetic lyrics.
There was no keyboard player on the planet more appropriate to support Jim Morrison’s words, Densmore said in a statement. Ray, I felt totally in sync with you musically. It was like we were of one mind, holding down the foundation for Robby and Jim to float on top of. I will miss my musical brother.
The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Their records have been reissued frequently and the band was the subject of a 1991 Oliver Stone movie, The Doors, starring Val Kilmer as Morrison and Kyle MacLachlan as Manzarek, who complained that the film stereotyped Morrison as a hopeless drunk and also omitted calmer, more humorous times.
The Doors’ fame has hardly faded even though they’re one of the few groups not to allow their music to be used for commercials, a source of great tension among surviving members. Manzarek and Krieger reportedly supported licensing the songs, and Densmore has resisted. The group also feuded when Krieger and Manzarek formed a new group, Doors of the 21st Century. Densmore objected, and Krieger and Manzarek performed under various names.
Other Doors albums included The Soft Parade, ”Waiting for the Sun and their last record with Morrison, L.A. Woman.
Manzarek briefly tried to hold the band together on the albums Other Voices and Full Circle, neither of which had critical or commercial success. He played in other bands over the years, working with X and Iggy Pop among others. He also wrote a memoir, Light My Fire,Chanel Outlet, and a novel, The Poet In Exile, in which he imagines receiving messages from a Morrison-like artist who had supposedly died.
He produced four albums for X, including another landmark album Los Angeles, and played off and on with the band for three decades. Doe said Manzarek enjoyed his place in rock ‘n’ roll history.
He enjoyed people’s company greatly. He was always interested in what had been going on with you and he was an incredible teller of stories, a sort of raconteur of spiritualism and wild moments – ‘weird scenes inside the gold mine,’ he said referencing a lyric from The End.
Ray loved to talk about and sort of mythologize, but it was all based in truth.
Born and raised in Chicago, Manzarek studied piano as a child and briefly considered a career in basketball. After graduating from DePauw University, he headed west to study film at UCLA. A few months after graduation, he and Morrison met in 1965 on Venice Beach in California. As Manzarek would often recall, Morrison read him some lyrics – Let’s swim to the moon/Let’s climb through the tide/Penetrate the evening that the/City sleeps to hide – that became the start of Moonlight Drive.
I’d never heard lyrics to a rock song like that before, Manzarek told Billboard in 1967. We talked a while before we decided to get a group together and make a million dollars.
By 1966, they had been joined by Krieger and Densmore and were a sensation live, especially during the theatrical, Oedipal epic, The End. They were the house band at the famed Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles before being signed by Elektra Records and releasing a self-titled album in 1967, one of the most talked-about debuts in rock history.
Well, to me, my God, for anybody who was there it means it was a fantastic time, Manzarek told The Republican in Massachusetts during an interview last year. We thought we could actually change the world – to make it a more Christian, Islamic, Judaic, Buddhist, Hindu, loving world. We thought we could. The children of the ’50s post-war generation were actually in love with life and had opened the doors of perception. And we were in love with being alive and wanted to spread that love around the planet and make peace, love and harmony prevail upon earth, while getting stoned, dancing madly and having as much sex as you could possibly have.
Manzarek is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his son Pablo and two brothers, Rick and James. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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The Memorial Day Weekend brings the biggest two days of the Gulf Coast racing season with the Southern Super Series visiting Mobile International Speedway and Five Flags Speedway,Chanel, Sunny South Raceway staging two nights of action and Deep South Speedway adding the Southern Vintage Racing Association to its lineup.
SUNNY SOUTH RACEWAY
The one-quarter-mile track in Grand Bay will race on Friday and Saturday this week with its 10th annual Memorial Day Classic Race to Glory.
Friday night features a lineup of racing in the legend, pro challenge, stinger and bandolero classes as well as kart racing for junior 1 champ and mighty mite. Saturday night includes more action in the legend, pro challenge, stinger and bandolero classes.
Besides the two-day schedule, what makes this weekend different for Sunny South is the lineup of competitors. Because Saturday night’s bandolero and legend features serve as regional qualifiers for the national championship races in those racing classes, drivers will be coming from as far away as Texas and North Carolina to race in Grand Bay. The winners of Saturday night’s bandolero and legends race secure a spot in the field of the national championship race. The legends winner also gets a $1,000 payday.
Friday will be set up as a regular racing lineup at SSR, with qualifying, heats and features, while Saturday will have qualifying and longer feature events, rather than heats.
On Friday, the gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the racing starts at 8. On Saturday, the gates open at 3 p.m. and the racing starts at 7.
General admission costs $10 for those older than 12 and $8 for senior citizens and military personnel. Those 12 years old and younger are admitted free with an adult admission.
Points leaders at the track are Grant Thompson in karts, Connor Okrzesik in bandoleros, Connelly Dubuisson in YL/semipro legends,Chanel Outlet, Hunter Lewis in pro/masters legends, Brent Hill in stingers, Derek “Kane” Long in bombers,Chanel Bags, Cole Daffron in pro challenge and Scooter Grice in modifieds.
SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES
The inaugural season of the Southern Super Series makes its first stop on the Gulf Coast, and the driver who winds up holding the initial championship trophy better do well on the Gulf Coast. That’s because half of the super late model series’ 16 races are being contested at Five Flags and Mobile International.
The 16-race circuit already has visited the other three tracks that form the Southern Super Series, going to Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville on April 6, Gresham Motorsports Park on April 27 and Montgomery Motor Speedway on May 4.
In a sight thoroughly familiar to Gulf Coast racing fans, Bubba Pollard of Senoia, Ga., will be the points leader when the series rolls into Pensacola on Friday night. The series visits Mobile International on Saturday night.
Pollard, who has won the past two Gulf Coast super late model championships, won the first two Southern Super Series events before Hayden’s Augie Grill, another Gulf Coast regular, won the Montgomery race.
The Southern Super Series will be back for Five Flags/MIS doubleheaders on June 21-22, July 26-27 and Sept. 20-21.
The 125-lap races pay $4,000 to win and $500 to start, based on a 32-car field. The races have a 10-minute break at the 75th lap to allow teams to make adjustments and are run with a six-tire limit.
Friday’s race has 32 cars entered already, with many drivers familiar to Gulf Coast fans.
Drivers entered include Clay Alexander, Willie Allen, Kyle Benjamin, Anderson Bowen, Logan Boyett, Scott Carlson, Jeff Choquette, Ryan Crane, Chris Davidson, Spencer Davis, Russell Fleeman, Mike Garvey, Augie Grill, Dalton Grindle, Troy Grisaffi, Daniel Hemric, Allen Karnes, Ross Kenseth, Mason Massey, Chet Morrison, Stephen Nasse, John Hunter Nemechek, Junior Niedecken, Brandon Odom, Bubba Pollard, TJ Reaid,Chanel Outlet Online, Hunter Robbins, Casey Roderick, David Rogers, Dennis Schoenfeld, Casey Smithy, DJ VanderLey and Donnie Wilson.
Another driver planning to race in the SSS event at Mobile International is Thomas “Moose” Praytor. He’ll be coming to his home track again for another inaugural race. He was in the first ARCA Racing Series event at MIS last year and also ran in this year’s ARCA-Mobile 200.
Praytor has spent this season on the ARCA circuit at Daytona, Mobile, Salem, Talladega and Toledo. He’s 10th on the season points list. Praytor won’t have to learn the track for the Miller Lite 125 presented by VDL Fuel Systems on Saturday night.
“Traveling with the ARCA Series has been awesome,” Praytor said in a press release. “I’ve learned so much from the other ARCA competitors. Almost everywhere we’ve been, I’ve been a stone-cold rookie.
“It’s going to be fun slinging a 2,700-pound car around Mobile’s high banks versus a 3,600-pound car (in ARCA). Plus the level of competition in the Southern Super Series is stout. Pollard and Grill are always good, and the talk in Toledo this past weekend was we may have a few more ARCA drivers coming down for the weekend.”
Racing starts at Pensacola at 8 p.m. Friday and at Mobile at 7 p.m. Saturday.
MOBILE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
In addition to the Southern Super Series event, which is the first in the four-race Miller Lite Super Late Model Series that will determine the 2013 track champion and count for half of the battle for the Gulf Coast championship, Mobile International Speedway will have modifieds, sportsmen and bombers on the card on Saturday night.
On Saturday, SSS practice begins at 2:45 p.m., local practice starts at 4:30, SSS qualifying is at 5:45, six local heats roll off starting at 7 followed by the features in Southern Super, modified, sportsman and bomber.
Grandstand admission costs $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, military, first-responders and students from 12 to 17 years old. Children 6 through 11 get in for $5. Youngsters 5 and younger are admitted free.
The track will hold an open practice from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
The season leaders going into Saturday’s races are Donald Crocker of Citronelle in modifieds, Steve Buttrick of Cantonment in sportsmen and Jayme Corry of Theodore in bombers.
DEEP SOUTH SPEEDWAY
The Southern Vintage Racing Association visits to join the regular street stocks, bombers, modifieds and stingers on Saturday night at the Loxley dirt track. Regulars at Flomaton Speedway, the vintage cars will be back at DSS on July 16 and Aug. 10.
The bomber drivers will have extra incentive this week – a $100 bounty from Novus Glass to the driver who can keep Richie Brasmer out of victory lane fair and square. Brasmer has won all four bomber features at the track this season.
On Saturday, the gates open at 4 p.m. and the racing starts at 7.
General admission costs $10 for those 13 and older. Those 12 and younger and active-duty military in uniform with military ID are admitted free.
In addition to Brasmer, the season leaders are Brandon Allen in stingers, Sean Goodwin in street stocks and Kyle Rutkoski in modifieds.
FIVE FLAGS SPEEDWAY
In addition to the Southern Super Series’ Rubber and Specialties 125 presented by Crane Cams, which is the first in the four-race Buddy’s Home Furnishings Blizzard Series that will determine the track’s 2013 super late model champion and count for half of the battle for the Gulf Coast championship, Five Flags Speedway will have sportsmen, modifieds and bombers on the card on Friday night.
On Friday, SSS practice begins at 3:45 p.m., local practice starts at 5:30, SSS qualifying is at 6:45 and the features start at 8.
Grandstand admission costs $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, military, first-responders and students from 12 to 17 years old. Children 6 through 11 get in for $5. Youngsters 5 and younger are admitted free.
The track will hold an open practice from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
The season leaders going into Friday’s race are Brandon Howell of Lucedale in modifieds, Steve Buttrick of Cantonment in sportsmen and Michael Nelson of Pensacola in bombers.
GULF COAST CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
The Sunoco Gulf Coast Championship Series combines the results from Mobile International Speedway and Five Flags Speedway to determine a unified champ for each of the tracks’ racing divisions. The current leaders are David Johnson of Irvington in bombers, Steve Buttrick of Cantonment in sportsmen, Brandon Howell of Lucedale in modifieds, Bubba Winslow of Pensacola in super stocks, JayJay Day of Theodore in pro trucks and Bryce Dulahban of Fairhope in pro late models.
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15-year-old student arrested in connection with James Clemens High bomb threat (updated)
– James Clemens High School was briefly put on lockdown this afternoon after a bomb threat was received at the school. Madison police arrested and charged a 15-year-old student with making terrorist threats. He was taken to the Neaves Davis Juvenile Detention Center. The threat was recorded around 1 p.m. today, said John Peck,Chanel Outlet Online, public relations manager for the Madison school district. Classes resumed once the threat was found to be a hoax.Peck said school officials suspected who was behind the threat due to a recent disciplinary issue with the student at the school. While the school was placed on lockdown and searched, police located the student off-campus.Because the student is a juvenile, no additional information is being released by the district, Peck said. *Updated at 6:20 p.m. with information from Madison police* Crystal Bonvillian can be reached at 256-532-2630 or at cbonvillian@al.com.

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