Stroud’s PGA tour card in jeopardy after injury

first_imgAll of sudden, Chris Stroud’s PGA Tour card for 2011 is  in serious jeopardy. And, sadly, there may not be anything he can do to counter a terrible twist of fate.As a result of torn muscles around the rib cage that forced him to withdraw on the first hole of Sunday’s final round in the Classic, Stroud’s ability to play this week in Las Vegas is very much in jeopardy. It’s also possible he wouldn’t be able to compete in the season’s final event two weeks hence at Disney World.Stroud, because he was unable to finish at the, was credited with no official money, though he did get the $9,000 check budgeted for a last place finish. Consequently, he dropped to No. 119 on the money list. Should the injury keep Stroud from playing again, and cause him to fall out of the 125, there’s even a darker side.  He might not be healthy enough to try and regain his tour card at Q school.What would really be diabolical is if the $9,000 he collected but didn’t get credit for at the turns out to be the difference in him not finishing in the top 125. If it plays out that way, Stroud will likely make a formal appeal to the PGA Tour.“My manager has already talked to the tour about the rule on the money not counting,” he said. “Apparently they put it in to keep a guy who has a really bad round on Saturday from withdrawing on Sunday for no good reason, other than he’s upset. My argument is that you should deal with something like this on a case-by-case basis. There’s a lot at stake here.“I don’t want to make a big fuss but this is something I am probably going to have to challenge, depending on how things play out. What if I’m not healthy enough to play by Q school? I would wind up having only conditional status for next year. That means you are only guaranteed 12 or 13 events.”Meanwhile, Stroud said his ailment is not something out of the ordinary among PGA Tour players. He reeled off the names of three or four who have been felled by the same type  injury. Matter of fact, he encountered a similar  problem two years ago in the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black and was able to play through it.“Obviously, that one wasn’t as bad,” he pointed out. “But it sure had me worried at the time. Fortunately, I was able to deal with the pain.”A normal person trying to cope with Stroud’s problem would start ingesting some heavy duty muscle relaxers. But, because he doesn’t want to take anything that might cause him to violate the PGA Tour’s substance abuse policy, he’s been relying on Advil.“As soon as I get to Las Vegas, I will find out what I can take,” he said.One thing he probably shouldn’t take is a trip to any of the nearby casinos. Not with the way his luck is going. Since he must finish in the top 125 to retain his card, it’s almost a given that won’t happen if he is unable to add to his 2010 official earnings of $750,589. At least a dozen players are in position to pass him up in the final two weeks.The former PN-G and Lamar ex is in both physical and mental pain over his quandary. But he remains hopeful that he will somehow be able to tee it up Thursday in Las Vegas.“I’m about 50 percent better,” he said Tuesday, enroute to Vegas. “I’m going to talk to the PGA Tour’s medical staff for the specific purpose of finding out if trying to play through this can do any lingering damage. Right now, I have a really, really stiff neck, it hurts to bend over and my range of motion is limited.”center_img As Stroud understands it, his fourth and fifth ribs came out of place after he hit his second shot into the first hole on Sunday. Initially, he said he felt like he just needed to crack his back and he’d be OK. By the time he reached the green, however, the pain had become “excruciating.”“I felt like I was almost paralyzed,” he said. “I couldn’t take a deep breath. Every time I did, it moved those ribs. There was just no way I could continue.”Making the pain worse was the fact Stroud was coming off a third round 65 that moved him into a tie for 24th place. By his calculations, all he would have had to do to lock up his playing card was shoot two over par on his final round. Even a last place finish might have done it.“I was coming off a great round on Saturday and really looking forward to playing on Sunday,” he said. “Things sure changed in a hurry. It was kind of like leading a NASCAR race going to the final lap, and just needing to reach the finish line. Basically, all I needed to do was play 18 holes and sign a correct scorecard.”last_img read more

James Ebanks Howell

first_img Next UpHowell is preceded in death by his wife Marrie, daughter Jen Howell Boyden, grandson Stephen Howell, four sisters, and one brother.He is survived by his son, Dennis Howell (wife Sandy Norris Howell) of Nederland, daughter Ida Howell Ross (husband Ridley Ross) of San Antonio, daughters Avis Howell and Edith Howell both of Beaumont as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Pops, as he is called by his grandchildren, is also survived by: Jimmy Howell of Italy, Christopher Howell of NC, Michael Ross of FL, Bryan Ross of AL, Brittni Boyden Robins of NM, and 1 step grandson, Austin Gaspard of TX.  Pops also has 3 great-grandsons, 8 great-granddaughters, and 1 on the way.  Pops is also survived by Freckles, his companion dog of 13 years.Visitation and funeral services will be held at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, TX.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 8th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9th. James Ebanks Howell passed away at home surrounded by his children on Friday, September 4, 2015.  He was best known to most as Howell.Howell was born on September 20, 1921, to Calvin and Ida Ebanks of West Bay, Grand Cayman, B.W.I.  He married his devoted and loving wife Marrie Borden Howell of Mount Pleasant, Grand Cayman, B.W.I., in 1949.  Howell and Marrie moved to Port Arthur, TX, in 1950 where their five children were born and raised.As a young man during WW II, Howell joined the Trinidad Volunteer Marine Corp as a signalman.  Years later he worked as a merchant marine for Texaco and retired as captain in 1981.  Captain Howell loved gardening, being outdoors, and telling stories (some more truthful than others) of his life.  He was also a devoted Dallas Cowboys fan. Pallbearers will be Ridley Ross, Michael R. Ross, Bryan Ross, Christopher Howell, Larry Washburn, and Michael L. Ross.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, TX 77704.last_img read more

Cops find heroin, guns at PA home

first_img Port Arthur Police Special Weapons and Tactics Team and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant around 6:30 a.m. in the 8400 block of Davis Avenue. A 41-year-old Port Arthur resident was the target of the investigation. Police did not reveal his name.Port Arthur Police Special Weapons and Tactics Team and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant Friday morning and found drugs and guns at a home.Courtesy photoHe has just left the home prior to the search arrant being executed, leaving behind an elderly woman, a pregnant woman and a young child, according to a news release from PAPD.During the search officers found heroin and several loaded handguns. One of the handguns, a 9mm, was equipped with a loaded 30-round clip with an additional 30 round clip next to it. These items were located in a bedroom shared by the suspect, the pregnant woman and the small child.No arrests have been made in this case pending police obtaining an arrest warrant for the 41-year-old male resident Drugs and weapons but not the suspect were found inside a Port Arthur home Friday morning.last_img read more

Groves looking for parade participants

first_img Parade lineup begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, entering at Terrell and Cleveland.The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at Cleveland Avenue and heads west on 39th Street, then travels down 39th to Gulf Avenue, where the parade ends after making a right turn on Gulf Avenue.Anyone wishing to participate should come by the Groves Chamber of Commerce office at 4399 Main Avenue in Groves and pick up an instruction guide with the parade route and rules.Call 962-3631 for more information. The Groves Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Center is extending an invitation to those wishing to participate in the 2019 Annual Groves Pecan Festival Parade.last_img read more

Port Neches Police arrests, responses: Feb. 24–March 1

first_imgPort Neches Police arrested the following individuals from Feb. 24-March 1Brandon Chapman, 25, criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia and other agency warrant(s)Noah Coats, 20, criminal trespassingAshley Rochelle, 37, Port Neches traffic warrant(s)Amanda Boone, 38, possession of a controlled substanceEleazar Garcia, 21, other agency warrant(s)Edgar Ramirez, 20, public intoxicationMoses Fernandez, 24, failure to maintain financial responsibilityPort Neches Police responded to the following calls from Feb. 24-March 1Feb. 24Theft was reported in the1100 block of Port Neches Avnue. Next UpFeb. 25No reports.Feb. 26A person was arrested for criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia and other agency warrant(s) and a second person was arrested for criminal trespassing in the 800 block of Magnolia.Feb. 27Theft was reported in the 600 block of Ridgewood.An officer investigated two reports of assault and a report of criminal mischief in the3100 block of Saba.Theft was reported in the 600 block of Victor.A person was arrested for Port Neches traffic warrant(s) in the 1000 block of Magnolia. Feb. 28Failure to stop and give information was reported in the 1600 block of Bowlin.Feb. 29A person was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in the intersection of Merriman and Ridgewood.Criminal mischief was reported in the 2700 block of Marilyn Lane.Theft was reported in the 1200 block of Port Neches Avenue.A person was arrested for other agency warrant(s) in the 2100 block of Merriman.center_img March 1A person was arrested for public intoxication, and a second person was arrested for failure to maintain financial responsibility in the intersection of Merriman and Ridgewood.An officer investigated two reports of assault in the 1000 block of Wilson.last_img read more

See Lindsay Mendez & Alli Mauzey Kick Off Wicked’s 10th Anniversary with a Live Performance of ‘What Is This Feeling?’

first_img Star Files Lindsay Mendez Wicked from $95.00 Related Shows The Broadway blockbuster Wicked turns 10 on October 30, and as Glinda says, “Oh what a celebration we’ll have today!” The cast kicked off the festivities surrounding the musical’s landmark anniversary with a special appearance on The Today Show. The show’s stars Lindsay Mendez and Alli Mauzey took the stage at Rockefeller Center to perform Wicked’s comical duet “What Is This Feeling,” in which Oz’s misunderstood green witch Elphaba (Mendez) realizes she’ll be boarding at school with the perky, blonde and popular Glinda (Mauzey). Watch Mendez and Mauzey’s dazzling early morning performance in the video below, and check back with for complete coverage of Wicked’s milestone 10th anniversary bash at the Gershwin Theatre. View Commentslast_img read more


first_imgHealth care for you and your family members is important. Don’t wait until you are sick to find out how to obtain care. Active-duty personnel assigned to Luke AFB are automatically enrolled in TRICARE Prime and may choose their primary care manager from the list provided.As soon as you arrive, and certainly during “Right Start,” call 877-988-9378 to update you and your family’s insurance information and get assigned to a primary care manager.last_img

21 of the Best Things to Do in Fort Leonard Wood (2021 Edition)

first_imgIntroductionIf you’ve never been to Fort Leonard Wood before, you might not know all there is to do, both on and off post. If you’re not sure where to start or are looking for something new to do this weekend, we’ve compiled a list of 21 of the best things to do.Suggested Read: Fort Leonard Wood Missouri: In-Depth Welcome CenterCOVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many businesses, venues, and parks may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Many, if not all, of the ones listed here, are likely subject to health restrictions, though new re-openings and closings occur all the time. Check websites and call ahead to learn each listing’s current status.21 Things to Do Do in Fort Leonard WoodKnow what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to get right to it:(1) Events(2-5) Gyms(6-8) Movie Theaters(9-13) Parks, Rivers, and Lakes(14) Golfing(15) Bowling(16-17) Entertainment(18-21) MuseumsFort Leonard Wood Events1. Installation Wide Events13486 Replacement Ave.Bldg. 470, Room 1105Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone: 1 (573) 596-6913Installation Wide Events (IWE) is for soldiers, their families, and community members of Fort Leonard Wood. They have many programs including the Independence Day Celebration, Oktoberfest, Tree Lighting Celebration, Easter Egg Hunt, Movies in the Park, and concerts. Check their website for their most up to date schedules!Fort Leonard Wood Gyms2. Davidson Fitness Center (DFC)1300 South Dakota Ave.Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone: 1 (573) 596-4359At Davidson Fitness Center, you’ll have 68,000 square-feet of gym space with state of the art equipment. They feature basketball courts, free weights, and cardio gear for all your exercise needs. They even have personal fitness trainers if you’d like to get some extra coaching. As an added bonus, they have an indoor pool!3. Specker Gym6060 Michigan Ave., Bldg.1714 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone: 1 (573) 596-7377At Specker gym you’ll find 17,000 square feet of premier Olympic and powerlifting equipment. Aside from the weight equipment, their cardio rooms feature an array of machines: treadmills, ellipticals, stationary and spin bikes, steppers, and rowers.Waynesville4. Anytime Fitness1104 Historic Rte 66Waynesville, MO 65583Phone: 1 (573) 774-4195For a workout facility off post, check out Anytime Fitness in Waynesville. You’ll be able to work with trainers and establish a custom exercise regimen. Membership also gives you access to over 3,000 facilities nationwide!St Robert5. Crossfit St. Robert633 State Hwy YSt Robert, MO 65584Phone: 1 (573) 286-8486For hardcore enthusiasts, Crossfit St. Robert might be what you need. Immerse yourself in the community with locals and other soldiers and get your Workout of the Day (WOD) on.Fort Leonard Wood Movie Theaters6. Abrams TheaterBuilding 804, Iowa AveFort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone: 1 (800) 527-2345Conveniently located on post, Abrams Theater plays the latest flicks. Check their site for movie times and coupons, and browse their trailers to get a preview of what’s showing.Waynesville7. B&B Theatres1200 Gw LnWaynesville, MO 65583Phone: 1 (573) 774-6943With options for birthday parties and retro nights, B&B Theatres offers cinematic options off post. Check their site for the latest movie times and prices.Rolla8. Regal Forum1101 E 18th StRolla, MO 65401Phone: 1 (844) 462-7342Regal Forum screens everything from classics to the latest blockbusters. Take your family or a date for a relaxing and fun day out at the movies in Rolla.Parks, Rivers, and Lakes9. Lake Of The Ozarks Recreation Area789 Olney Circle Linn Creek, MO 65052Phone: 1 (573) 346-5640The Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area (LORA) is one of the country’s largest man-made lakes. You can camp, boat, hike, water ski, and fish along its over 1,000 miles of shoreline. A great destination for camping, boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing, and other outdoor activities.10. Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC)16810 FLW KBldg. 2290Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone: 1 (573) 596-4223At Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) you can find all your outdoor recreation needs. They have hunting, archery, fishing, and hiking. If outdoor activities are your thing, this is your spot. Be sure to check for seasonal information as well as state and local licensing requirements.11. Paw ParkFort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone: 1 (573) 596-4223At Paw Park, pet owners and their pets can exercise and socialize. They have two specialized areas that are separated between large and small dogs.Lebanon12. Atchley Park1805 Lynn StLebanon, MO 65536Phone: 1 (417) 991-2222For a park experience off post, check out Atchley Park in Lebanon. They have pavilions with electric plug-ins, baseball and softball fields, as well as four horseshoe pits.Osage Beach13. Peanick Park715 State Hwy 42Osage Beach, MO 65065Phone: 1 (573) 302-7460Peanick Park in Osage Beach is another great option for outdoor activities off post. They have baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, pavilions, playgrounds, and walking trails.Fort Leonard Wood Golf Course14. Piney Valley Golf Course (PVGC)18694 FLW 20Bldg. 10221Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone: 1 (573) 329-4770Piney Valley Golf Course (PVGC) has an 18 hole, par 72 championship course that runs along the Big Piney River. PVGC is open to the public and also has a driving range, putting green, chipping area, and a pro shop. Give them a call if you want lessons!Fort Leonard Wood Bowling15. Daugherty Bowling Center7077 Illinois AveBldg. 1609Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone: 1 (573) 596-1498Come to the Daugherty Bowling Center for all your bowling needs. Here you’ll find 40 lanes of fun in a recently remodeled facility that is a great place for friendly competition, family fun, or a date night. You can find a full service snack bar and a pro shop within.Fort Leonard Wood Entertainment16. Strike Zone7077 Illinois AveBldg. 1609Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone: 1 (573) 596-1498The Strike Zone has become the local dining and entertainment destination of choice and is located in the bowling alley. But come here for more than just bowling, they have all sorts of great food specials and fun events.St. Robert17. Escape Uranus Escape Room14400 State Hwy ZSt Robert, MO 65584Phone: 1 (573) 723-1442Have you tried escape rooms? At Escape Uranus you’ll find challenging puzzles that are meant to be collaborative escape adventures. Currently, they have 5 rooms, so you can get more than just one visit out of it!Fort Leonard Wood Museums18. Fort Leonard Wood Engineer Museum495 South Dakota Ave.Building 1607Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone: 1 (573) 596-0780At the U.S. Army Engineer Museum you’ll see a variety of gallery displays. Visit to check out WWII temporary mobilization buildings, historical Army engineering equipment, landmine warfare artifacts, and tactical bridging exhibits.19. US Army Military Police Corps Museum14296 South Dakota AvenueBuilding 1607Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone: 1 (573) 596-0604At the US Army Military Police Corps Museum, you will find collections displaying the history of the Military Police of the U.S. Army from 1775 to present. Free to the public, you might spend more than a few hours exploring their informative and interactive exhibits.Waynesville20. Old Stagecoach Stop Museum106 N Lynn StWaynesville, MO 65583Phone: 1 (573) 336-3561For a visit to the past, check out the Old Stagecoach Stop Museum in Waynesville. It’s the oldest building in Pulaski County and was built by W.W. McDonald in the mid-1850s. It’s a historical hotel with rooms that give you tastes of different times in history.St Robert21. Uranus Sideshow Museum14400 State Hwy ZSt Robert, MO 65584Phone: 1 (573) 746-2810Get ready to get weird. At the Uranus Sideshow Museum you’ll see live animals, a sword swallower, and much more. This is the second largest personal collection of oddities in the world, so you don’t want to miss it!ConclusionWhether this is another tour here or your first time, you’ll find plenty of great experiences to enjoy all over Fort Leonard Wood and the surrounding cities in the heart of Missouri. Be sure to ask around and get insights from locals and those who have been around for a while. You may become an expert yourself as you spend more time here. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.last_img read more

Mad Fiber Adds Clincher Road Wheels

first_imgMSRP is $3000 with ceramic bearings, $2800 with standard steel bearings. Production weight is pegged between 1200 and 1250g, looking to have them out in January. Considering their original tubular wheels weigh in at 1080g, that’s not a big weight penalty to go with the more user friendly nature of clinchers. That, and the price is the same, which is not the case for many competing brands’ carbon climbers when compared to their matching tubular. Because there’s an alloy rim bed, they have no tire pressure limitations. Like their tubulars, there is no rider weight limit, either. The picture above shows the alloy piece that replaces Mad Fiber’s full carbon tubular rim bed. The carbon sidewalls bond to the sides of the rim bed to create the brake track. Brand PR guy Jasen Thorpe has been racing the tubulars in Cyclocross, and the clinchers have the same carbon brake track. Speaking of which, I asked why not give it an alloy brake track? Thorpe says it’s increibly durable and has excellent modulation. Hub is built with cosmetics as an after thought to performance, hence the unfinished look. To meet customer demand, Mad Fiber has introduced a clincher version of their full carbon tubular road wheels. The construction is the same as their three-piece rim, except that the rim bed is alloy. The big benefit of this design over full carbon clinchers that it resists heat-induced expansion, the bane of many full carbon clinchers. And you can run them tubeless because the rim bed is completely sealed. last_img read more

Scott Sports Expands MIPS Helmet Line for 2015

first_imgIn spite of the added material, the Stego is supposed to offer excellent ventilation thanks to the large intake and exhaust vents. Like the ARX Plus, Stego uses the updated MRAS II adjustment system with 3 vertical positions. Elevate your safety. That’s Scott Sport’s motto when it comes to helmets for the 2015 model year. In addition to a number of common design goals for their helmets to optimize impact protection, Scott is investing heavily in MIPS (Multi directional Impact ­Protection System) Brain Protection with 6 different models that include the special yellow liner. Primarily geared towards mountain biking, Scott also offers an urban MIPS helmet along with what they believe is the first road helmet to bring MIPS to riders who prefer skinny tires.Utilizing a low friction layer that is built into the helmet, MIPS is said to prevent serious brain injuries by reducing the force of angled impacts to the head. Working with Biokinetics in Canada as an independent test facility, Scott recorded anywhere from a 9-34% reduction of impact forces when comparing identical helmets, MIPS and non-MIPS. In the event of an impact, the low friction layer works within 15 milliseconds and moves less than 15mm. It’s this sliding of the low friction layer that reduces the amount of force delivered to your brain in the event of an angled impact.In 2015, Scott has expanded their MIPS line to include 6 different models including the all new ARX Plus road helmet. While increased options for MIPS is the big story, Scott has also made a few improvements to other helmets including updated fit systems with better adjustment.Read on for more on MIPS, plus actual weights… If your rides are primarily in an urban setting, you can still take advantage of MIPS with the Torus Plus. The helmet uses a tough but ventilated ABS hard shell with EPS liner and is designed for an easy fit with their LW fit system. Scott claims their ARX Plus is the first road helmet to include the MIPS system, but looking at the MIPS website it looks like other companies aren’t far behind (according to the site both Lazer and TEC will have MIPS road helmets soon). Available in the road oriented ARX Plus or ARX MTB Plus, both helmets are designed to offer excellent ventilation with the added protection of MIPS. New for 2015, the updated MRAS II fit system has double the adjustment going from 16 to 32 clicks.If higher speeds and the risk for bigger impacts are involved, Scott offers the Stego. Claiming that the Stego is the safest helmet they’ve ever produced the lid offers increased coverage with smoother surfaces in critical areas. This should mean that the helmet has less chance of “hanging up” when impacting the ground.center_img Scott also continues with the Lin and Taal mountain bike helmets which offer MIPS at lower price points. The Lin is a trail oriented helmet with 3 shell sizes, while the Taal moves to a one size fits all shell. On our scale, all of the helmets are very close to their claimed weights. Since these were directly off the show floor we couldn’t remove the MIPS hang tag that was attached to the helmets on the left, so just subtract 13g from the total weight. At 274g, the ARX Plus road helmet manages to keep a fairly light weight even with the addition of MIPS.scott-sports.comlast_img read more