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18 Feb 19
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18 Feb 19
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18 Feb 19
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18 Feb 19
The Mercury News
“A Star Is Born” is off to a very strong start in our Oscar challenge, where you decide which film should be named best picture at this year’s Academy Awards. The blockbuster film, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, had the most convincing win in the first round of voting, snaring just over 80 percent of the vote in a match up against the wonderful Christian Bale film “Vice.” That was just one of the four contests going head to head in the first round. “Green Book” had a tough match-up against “Roma” — the Netflix movie many have pegged as the favorite to actually win best picture on Feb. 24 — but still managed to come out on top with 57 percent of the vote. (Unfortunately for “Green Book,” its next opponent is the charging freight train known as “A Star Is Born.” But perhaps it can pull of an upset here, too.) “Black Panther” also posted a convincing win over “The Favourite,” with the Marvel superhero film clawing its way to approximately 62 percent of the vote. This time around, “Black Panther” will be matched up against the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which took some 57 percent of the vote in its first round against “BlacKkKlansman.” Now, it’s time to start voting — and voting often — for your favorites in the second round of our Oscar challenge. Remember, it’s up to you to decide whether your favorites advance to the next round. Second round voting runs until 10 a.m. Wednesday, with the winners announced shortly thereafter. Then it will be time for the finals, with your top choice named best picture of the year. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
18 Feb 19
Oroville Mercury-Register
Guest speaker Dr. Dron Gauchan, hematologist and oncologist at Enloe Regional Cancer Center, will speak about the benefits of lung cancer screening. Learn why screening is important, especially for those who smoke. This event is part of the Cancer Discussion Group through Enloe Regional Cancer Center. The presentation will take place at 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday at the Enloe Conference Center. The conference center is located at 1528 Esplanade. More information is available through Rebecca Senoglu, Cancer Support Program Coordinator, at 332-3856 or at enloe.org/cancer.
18 Feb 19
Oroville Mercury-Register
Cooperstown-bound Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Monday morning he will retire at the end of the 2019 season. Bochy, whose three World Series titles have no doubt stamped his ticket to the Hall of Fame, will make his 24th season as a big league manager his last. This will be his 12th and final year in the Giants dugout. “I’ll be retiring after the season,” the 63-year-old Bochy told reporters at spring training in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bruce Bochy says he began to think about retirement at the end of last season. pic.twitter.com/Rxh309n4Mz — Kerry Crowley (@KO_Crowley) February 18, 2019 Although the Giants have struggled in recent years, Bochy’s impact in San Francisco has been monumental. In addition to the three World Series championships (2010, 2012 and 2014), he’s led the Giants to 902 victories since 2007. Bochy is the second winningest manager in Giants history, trailing Hall of Famer John McGraw’s 2,583 victories. Check back for more on this breaking story. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]
18 Feb 19
The Mercury News
Cooperstown-bound Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Monday morning he will retire at the end of the 2019 season. Bochy, whose three World Series titles have no doubt stamped his ticket to the Hall of Fame, will make his 24th season as a big league manager his last. This will be his 12th and final year in the Giants dugout. “I’ll be retiring after the season,” the 63-year-old Bochy told reporters at spring training in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bruce Bochy says he began to think about retirement at the end of last season. pic.twitter.com/Rxh309n4Mz — Kerry Crowley (@KO_Crowley) February 18, 2019 Although the Giants have struggled in recent years, Bochy’s impact in San Francisco has been monumental. In addition to the three World Series championships (2010, 2012 and 2014), he’s led the Giants to 902 victories since 2007. Bochy is the second winningest manager in Giants history, trailing Hall of Famer John McGraw’s 2,583 victories. Check back for more on this breaking story. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]
18 Feb 19
The Mercury News
By Marti Maguire | Reuters RALEIGH, N.C. – An investigation into a disputed 2018 congressional election in North Carolina has uncovered a “coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme” to influence the vote’s outcome, a state election board official said on Monday. The scheme involved collecting absentee ballots in contravention of state laws, and, in some cases, filling out those ballots in favor of Republicans. [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=morning-report” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] Investigators found evidence that a political operative working for Republican candidate Mark Harris collected absentee ballots from voters in the state’s 9th congressional district, the executive director of the state’s election board, Kim Strach, said at the start of a hearing that could lead to a new vote. The scheme affected 1,019 ballot requests in Bladen and Robeson counties during the 2018 election, Strach said. Harris declared victory in November over Democratic rival Dan McCready after early vote tallies showed him with a 905-vote lead, out of 282,717 ballots cast. But the U.S. House of Representatives seat has remained vacant as state officials have refused to certify Harris’ apparent victory after voters said the Harris campaign team had collected their incomplete absentee ballots. Republican political operative Leslie McCrae Dowless conducted an absentee ballot operation from April 2017 up to the 2018 elections while working for Red Dome Consulting, a firm hired by the Harris campaign, Strach said. Lisa Britt, who said she worked for Dowless, testified that she collected unsealed ballots and filled them out in favor of Republicans at Dowless’ home or office. Britt said Dowless tried to prevent her from testifying at Monday’s hearing by asking her to invoke her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Dowless paid workers $150 for every 50 absentee ballot requests they collected and another $125 for every 50 ballots collected, Strach said. Investigators found Dowless tried to avoid detection by instructing those who worked for him to deliver ballots to the post office in small batches and to ensure the same color ink was used for forged witness signatures, Strach said. State officials have named Dowless as a person of interest in their election fraud probe after voters in Bladen County said people working with Dowless came to their homes and collected ballots, which would violate state law. Dowless and Harris both attended Monday’s hearing in Raleigh. Dowless’ lawyer, Cynthia Adams Singletary, has denied her client violated state or federal campaign laws, and Harris has said he was unaware of any wrongdoing. Under state law, the five-member elections board could order a new vote if it finds sufficient evidence that fraud affected the outcome of the election. If it does not, it could certify Harris as the district’s congressional representative. “We hope to have Dr. Harris certified so he can take his seat in the congressional district,” said David Freedman, a lawyer representing Harris. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Representatives for McCready did not respond to a request for comment. If the Democrats pick up the seat, they would widen their 235-197 majority in the House after taking control of the chamber from President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in the Nov. 6 election.