Written by August 19, 2019 /Sports News – National Report: Dwight Howard’s reps given green light to talk to Lakers FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Is Dwight Howard’s short time with the Memphis Grizzlies close to coming to an end?League sources tell ESPN the center’s representatives have been given permission to talk to other teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom Howard played for in 2012.Los Angeles’ interest in the 33-year-old comes after Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL during a workout last week. Cousins had just joined the Lakers last month, signing a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the team.Howard also joined the Grizzlies in July after being traded by the Washington Wizards for forward C. J. Miles.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Evansville, IN – John McNaughton, a local artist and former USI Art Department Chair created a sculpture over two decades ago that has become a staple of Victory Theatre’s Sixth Street Lobby. Created from walnut, McNaughton originally was commissioned for $8,000 from Bristol-Meyers Squibb where it hung in the lobby of the Evansville offices until came down for remodeling and donated to Evansville. ‘Waves of the Future’ spent three years in storage until this 16-foot-long wooden sculpture found its home on the East wall of Victory Theatre’s Sixth Street Lobby.On June 13, 2017, ‘Waves of the Future’ will become ‘Showtime’ and will be given a more visible placement with more protection inside Victory Theatre. This piece, made of walnut because this region is known for its Walnut Trees, was originally created, and named to represent how close the piece was to the river and the indicative of the future of medicine. The new name, ‘Showtime,’ will represent the variety of shows that are held at Victory Theatre. Today, if McNaughton was asked to create this same rhythmic tubular wooden design, it would be commissioned for anywhere between $20,000 to $25,000.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s workplace safety agency says an inspection didn’t uncover any violations at Tyson Foods’ largest pork processing plant, which employed several people who died after contracting the coronavirus.The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration closed its investigation into the Tyson plant in Waterloo earlier this month without sanctioning the meat company.County officials and workers have alleged that in March and early April, Tyson workers did not have adequate personal protective equipment to stop the spread of the virus and were not social distancing. The company says it has taken numerous safety steps since then.Black Hawk County has said more than 1,000 of the Waterloo plant’s 2,800 workers had tested positive for the virus or antibodies by early May.