Video evidence still exists of the only time C.J. Smith really went up against his older brother on a football field.Tre’Quan Smith was the college kid, early in his days as a wide receiver at Central Florida. C.J. was the high-school underclassman with recruiting stars by his name and interest from programs around the nation as a defensive back.Tape don’t lie, says Tre’Quan, who’s now training at the Michael Johnson Performance Center in the Dallas area as he prepares for the NFL combine later this month. He gave a lesson that day. “I’m like, ‘Dude, you’re my little brother,’” Tre’Quan says. “‘You can’t guard me. I still see you as the 8-year-old clumsy ol’ Cajuan.’”Cajuan (pronounced Ca-JUAN) is a blend of the names of his parents, Calona Miller-Smith and Juan Smith. But too many people mistake it for “Cajun,” so it’s always been C.J. for everyone but family.And … [Read more...] about Brotherly love leads safety signee C.J. Smith to join Scott Frost and Nebraska
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By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: February 14, 2018 at 11:48 am | UPDATED: February 14, 2018 at 11:54 am By John Woodrow Cox | Washington Post It had been a week since the road sign had gone up near the entrance of their 116-acre farm in northern Virginia, and the furious emails, calls and Facebook messages were still pouring in. The responses didn’t surprise the owners of Cox Farms, who had long taken politically charged stands on their land, locally famous for its massive fall festival. In 2015, a Black Lives Matter poster led a local police union to call for a boycott of their hay rides and pumpkin patches, and last year, a pair of signs – “We Love Our Muslim Neighbors” and “Immigrants Make America Great!” – sparked some backlash. But their latest – “Rise & Resist” – had triggered a particularly angry reaction last week from conservatives who had seen a photo of it online and viewed the slogan as an attack … [Read more...] about Angry backlash hits farm over ‘Resist White Supremacy’ sign
It had been a week since the road sign went up near the entrance of their 116-acre farm in northern Virginia, and the furious emails, calls and Facebook messages were still pouring in. The responses didn’t surprise the owners of Cox Farms, who had long taken politically charged stands on their land, locally famous for its massive fall festival. In 2015, a Black Lives Matter poster led a local police union to call for a boycott of their hay rides and pumpkin patches, and last year, a pair of signs — “We Love Our Muslim Neighbors” and “Immigrants Make America Great!” — sparked some backlash. But their latest — “Rise & Resist” — had triggered a particularly angry reaction last week from conservatives who had seen a photo of it online and viewed the slogan as an attack on President Donald Trump. So Aaron Cox-Leow, who runs the operations side of the 46-year-old business in Centreville, Virginia, started thinking of … [Read more...] about ‘Resist White Supremacy’: A sign. A farm. And the fury that followed.
By Sally Hogarty | Correspondent PUBLISHED: January 29, 2018 at 1:17 pm | UPDATED: January 29, 2018 at 1:18 pm The animals take over Danville as Role Players Ensemble presents George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” In Orwell’s vision, the animals now control the farm. But, can they govern it better than the cruel humans did? According to director Eric Fraiser Hayes, the 1940’s story has lots of relevance to our modern political and social world, both internationally and domestically. “It’s really a cautionary tale for our times and all times,” he says. The cast includes Marc Berman, Alan Coyne, Adrian Deane, Craig Eychner, Joe Fitzgerald, Michael Grayson, Peter Petroski, Kimberly Ridgeway, Lindsey Schmeltzer, Terrance Smith and Kira Zabrowski. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 2–18, at the Village Theatre, 233 Front St., in Danville. For tickets, call 925-314-3400 or go … [Read more...] about Curtain Calls by Sally Hogarty: Role Players ‘Animal Farm’ a cautionary tale for the times
WIND LAKE - When the afternoon of Nov. 8 rolled around, the 2017-'18 Wisconsin deer hunting season was about seven weeks old and Wade Wollermann of Union Grove already had a memory of a lifetime.That came in October when his 10-year-old son Wynn shot a buck during the youth hunt. Whatever the rest of the fall would bring was gravy.And Wollermann, 39, who was raised and taught to love the outdoors in southeastern Wisconsin, isn't one to waste local hunting opportunities."It's precious to have a good place to hunt in the area," Wollermann said. "With development and changes happening, you don't know when you might lose your spot."His job as an environmental engineer allows him the flexibility to take to the field for a few hours here and there.With the rut peaking in early November, Wollermann broke away from work about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8. By 2:30 p.m. he was high in a tree on a 40-acre farm in New Berlin, compound bow in hand. It was about his 25th … [Read more...] about Smith: Buck killed in Waukesha County sets record and is fourth largest ever in Wisconsin