GREENSBURG — A Decatur County man was killed in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of State Highway 421 and S.R. 3 early Wednesday morning.Anthony Hoegeman, 36, of Greensburg was the driver of an SUV that was found underneath the trailer portion of a semi, police said.Authorities received a call about the accident at 2:47 a.m. Greensburg Police requested an accident reconstructionist from the Indiana State Police to assist in the investigation and reconstruction of the crash scene.The intersection was closed for approximately three and half hours. The accident remains under investigation.Greensburg officers were assisted on the scene by the Indiana State Police, Decatur County Coroner’s Office, Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, Greensburg Fire and Decatur County EMS.
Chris Borland hopes to continue his strong play from last week, when he had 10 tackles and forced a fumble.[/media-credit]Next man in.Wisconsin football head coach Bret Bielema utilizes several catch phrases, but with starting outside linebacker Mike Taylor sidelined for the year with a knee injury, Bielema’s go-to clich? when speaking about team depth will face its stiffest test of the season yet.The loss of Taylor — a redshirt freshman leading the team in tackles with 46 in seven games played — will put the onus on true freshman linebacker Chris Borland and junior all-purpose linebacker Blake Sorensen to replace Taylor’s production.“You got an impact player like Mike Taylor who goes down — it definitely hits your team pretty hard,” UW senior linebacker Jaevery McFadden said. “At the same time we know what we have to do, we have to step up.“I talked to both Blake and Borland,” he continued. “Chris Borland is actually my hotel roommate, and I just tried to tell him, you are young, you are very gifted, just go out there and make plays.”Ideally, Sorensen and Borland will combine their respective strengths to minimize the loss of one of UW’s top playmakers.Technically receiving the start against Purdue Saturday, Borland will try to transfer the success he has had rushing the quarterback on third down to making plays in the 4-3 base defense. Filling in for the injured Taylor against Iowa two Saturdays ago, Borland led the team in tackles with 10, but the humble freshman said he blew several assignments he must learn from.“Some of those tackles came about because of my mistakes,” Borland said. “They threw the ball to the guy and I forgot to cover once … the statistics aren’t everything and I need to clean up my play a little bit.”Unlike the true freshman Borland, Sorensen can line up anywhere among the linebackers and be confident in his assignment.It is reacting and creating a play where the Minnesota native could take a page from Borland’s playbook.“[The other linebackers] kind of give me a hard time, you know, ‘you just do the right thing, you don’t make any plays,’” Sorensen, who has only 15 tackles for the season, said. “So that is the next step.”While Borland has been mostly limited to special teams play (where he has blocked a punt) and pass rushing from Wisconsin’s “Badger package” — a 3-3-5 defense defensive coordinator Dave Doeren likes to employ on third downs — Borland and his teammates are confident he can handle a bigger workload and avoid the proverbial “rookie wall.”Second on the team with 2.5 sacks and tied for first with two forced fumbles, Doeren said keeping Borland fresh to attack the quarterback has a priority when it comes to divvying out reps.Limiting him in practice after the bye week, Borland and his 235-pound body should handle the remaining Big Ten games just fine.“I played both [offense and defense] in high school, I played special teams in high school, so the first few games [at Wisconsin] I kind of felt like I hadn’t even played a complete game when it was over,” Borland said. “So I think I can handle a bigger workload.”The elder statesmen of the linebacking group, McFadden, vehemently agrees.“Chris man, he is bigger than me,” McFadden said. “He is over 230 (pounds), and I have been trying to crack 230 my last three years. Chris is definitely a physical specimen. There are some YouTube clips of him doing some freaky stuff in high school, and he blocked a punt here doing stuff like that.”As Borland tells it, shifting his mentality from rushing the passer to accounting for both the run and the pass in base will be his biggest challenge.Where Borland’s quick first step and aggressive play are a plus for getting to the quarterback, those same attributes could hurt his production in the 4-3 if he plays recklessly.“There are different things you do in base rather than rushing the passer, so you can’t really have the same mentality,” Borland said. “You have to be tenacious in both but a little more calm in base.”Whether it is Borland or Sorensen, the Badgers are holding firm to the “next man in” platitude.According to McFadden, Taylor’s absence won’t have a negative ripple effect of guys shifting in their roles.“I feel like that won’t happen,” McFadden said. “We have a good rotation and we know what we have to do. We’re not really worried about a ripple (effect) or whatever.”
“Big institutional actors end up playing a massive role in that process,” Moya said. “As they expand out, it puts massive upward pressure on home prices.” Since she moved, the building has been remodeled and cleaned. It was infested with cockroaches while she lived there. She also said that the rent for her old apartment before leaving had tripled. Lopez said she will continue speaking out to help people in the community find affordable housing options. She encouraged people to continue pushing for reform and legislation around equitable prices and just housing conditions. Through the workshop, Ramirez, 45, and Rosales, 46, were able to meet with Noah Grynberg, an attorney from the Los Angeles Center for Community Law and Action. Ramirez and Rosales said meeting with Grynberg gave them hope for their future at 28th and Maple streets and that they plan to meet again Tuesday to discuss the details of their case. He said that because LACCLA primarily operates in East Los Angeles, he hasn’t worked with people impacted by evictions and gentrification around University Park Campus. But as the Health Sciences Campus doubles down on its 25-year plan to expand by over 3 million square feet into the surrounding Boyle Heights neighborhood, he expects to see more cases like that of Ramirez and Rosales. When Olga Ramirez and Guilibaldo Rosales received a five-day eviction notice Friday from the home they’ve lived in for nearly 12 years, they had no idea USC was partly responsible for their misfortune. Moya said he views displacement around USC’s campuses as part of a broader issue pervading the United States in the last 30 years, in which the growing appeal of urban environments has raised rent prices and pushed local residents out of homes they can no longer afford. René Christian Moya, director of Housing is a Human Right — the housing advocacy division of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation — led a discussion with event organizers and local residents about the causes of displacement and gentrification. Multiple organizations spoke about the possible actions USC could take to minimize the continuing effects of gentrification. (Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan) Moya also spoke about the Anti-Tenant Harassment Ordinance, a bill that he said is still being reviewed by the Los Angeles City Council. He said landlord-tenant harassment exemplifies some of the auxiliary effects of unregulated gentrification, which USC has the ability to mitigate. Jackelin Lopez lived on Exposition Boulevard for seven years before getting evicted after the building’s new owners decided to renovate it for USC students. While she was able to find a new home in Mid-City, she said it is smaller and more expensive. “Traditionally [LACCLA hasn’t] dealt a lot with USC and with its impact on poor people in the city,” Grynberg said. “We’ve always been aware of USC and its impact on the cost of housing, but we are sort of acutely aware of it now.” Multiple organizers told the crowd USC could lessen the effects of gentrification in the surrounding communities by lobbying for tenant protection, providing more on-campus housing for students and engaging with tenants face-to-face. “Now I’ve woken up. Because of the lawyers I know that I have rights, that we’re still here and that the struggle is going to continue well after my case is over,” Castillo said in Spanish. “The seed has already been planted and now we’re watching it grow.” Moya emphasized the differences between USC and universities like UCLA and Stanford, which, unlike USC, are not located in primarily non-white, lower class neighborhoods. “Gentrification and the housing crisis are not like hurricanes,” Moya said. “These are man-made social problems that can be resolved through social policy [and] political action.” Earlier in the day, nearly 30 protesters from USC Forward, ACCE and other organizations discussed their experiences with eviction and gentrification and what solutions they expect USC to implement moving forward. Grynberg emphasized the importance of local residents using their political power to push back against the University, but said change could take months or even years. Veronica Castillo, a tenant from East L.A., was told in 2017 that she would need to leave her home by 2020 so that the building could be turned from low-income housing into student housing. The landlord told her she could only stay if she was willing to pay $2,800 each month — an increase of about $1,300. Grynberg said that while LACCLA works with organizations that have dealt with USC in the past — like the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, which was present Monday — his organization was only introduced to problems like those facing Rosales and Ramirez about a month ago. “There’s no other country in the world that does university like the way that we do, where it walls off the student community from the rest of the urban area,” Moya said. “You get a lot of students around here who are extremely complacent, who don’t actually see themselves as part of the community, they see themselves as part of something alien.” It wasn’t until their neighbor, Lisa Pulgarin, brought them to an informal tenants’ rights workshop Monday that they learned about USC’s widespread role in gentrification and rising housing costs. The workshop was held by USC Forward and other local organizations that are spending the week protesting USC’s displacement of local communities as a result of the University’s expansions into East and South Los Angeles, among other issues. “We will try to prevent as much displacement as we can,” Grynberg said. “But the way to do that is getting tenants to really exercise serious political power to change the behavior of politicians, developers [and] universities.” “That person who evicted us was evicting people with families, was evicting people with disabilities, threw kids out onto the street, people who had nowhere to go,” Lopez said in Spanish. “That person didn’t even have the decency to offer relocation money and assure that we had a place to go after we were evicted.” When she went door-to-door talking to neighbors about fighting the evictions and asked for help from LACCLA lawyers, she faced pushback from the landlord, who reduced her parking spaces and accused her of various violations. Sergio Vargas, the District 9 organizer at ACCE, told stories of other local tenants who couldn’t make it to the event, but are also being pushed out of their homes due to increasing rents and poor living conditions, including mold and insect infestations. “Talking about infrastructure, how beautiful it looks around here and you go down [Martin Luther King Boulevard] and it’s just broken sidewalks … potholes everywhere, so that’s why we are here,” Vargas said. “We want USC to be a better neighbor, to be able to help out the community.”
Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Defensively, Castro ranked 24th out of 64 catchers who caught at least 1,000 pitches in pitch framing last season. Stassi ranked third.Castro threw out seven of 36 runners trying to steal, a percentage slightly below the major league average.The Angels now have essentially completed their lineup for 2020. In the infield, they have Albert Pujols at first, Andrelton Simmons at shortstop and Anthony Rendon at third, with David Fletcher, Tommy La Stella and Luís Rengifo to compete at second base. Matt Thaiss and Jared Walsh could also see time at first.In the outfield, they have Justin Upton, Mike Trout and Brian Goodwin, with top prospect Jo Adell presumably to take over in right field at some point during the season.Shohei Ohtani and Pujols will split time at designated hitter. The Angels filled the final hole in their everyday lineup by agreeing to terms with catcher Jason Castro on a one-year, $6.85 million deal, a source confirmed on Thursday night.Castro, 32, spent the past three years with the Minnesota Twins, including hitting .232 with a .767 OPS and 13 homers in 79 games in 2019.The Angels had Max Stassi and Anthony Bemboom as their only two catchers on the 40-man roster, and Stassi is questionable to be ready for Opening Day after undergoing hip surgery.Castro, who began his career with the Houston Astros, is a career .231 hitter with a .703 OPS. Angels catchers last season combined to hit .221 with a .638 OPS. The left-handed-hitting Castro has dramatic splits at the plate. He slashed .254/.354/.497 with 22 extra-base hits in 197 at-bats against right-handers last season, but just .125/.222/.125 with no extra-base hits in 40 at-bats against lefties. His career slash splits are .243/.329/.421 vs. right-handers and .195/.260/.293 against lefties. The Angels still could be in the market for another pitcher, either through trade or free agency. The addition of Castro brings their payroll to around $177 million. Their payroll for purposes of the luxury tax calculation is about $188 million. The threshold is $208 million.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
PORTLAND — There was extra hockey on Friday at the Rose Garden.Thanks to the scoring touch of Edmonton’s Michael St. Croix and the play of goalie Laurent Brossoit, there will be more to this Western Hockey League championship series.St. Croix scored his third goal of the night 7:24 into overtime to give the Oil Kings a 3-2 win over the Portland Winterhawks, extending the best-of-7 series to a sixth game in Edmonton on Sunday.“Obviously, this one stings a bit. We’re not going to lie about that,” Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones said. “We really wanted this one.”So did an Edmonton team playing for its survival. Despite a Portland goal 15 seconds into the game sending a thrill through the sold-out Rose Garden, despite not getting any power plays and being outshot 51-30, the Oil Kings found a way to win.Thanks to more than a little good luck.The first Edmonton goal deflected in off the skate of a Winterhawk. The second was a freebie after a mistake by Portland goalie Mac Carruth. And on the winner a St. Croix pass bounced off a defenseman’s skate right back to him in front. The Winterhawks’ Joey Baker celebrates his goal 15 seconds in to the first period Friday.