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The Weekend Mauling: 4.16.2022

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Behind these doors, a federal judge will ladle out steaming bowls of rich, creamy justice in a case the media have dubbed…‘Beat up waiter’. This reporter suggested ‘Waitergate’, but was howled down at the press club

University of Kansas vs University of North Carolina, 2022 NCAA Men’s National Championship Set Number: X164003 TK1

The Rock Chalkboard

Seven KU football players enter the transfer portal
A wave of KU football players have entered the transfer portal over the last 24 hours. Per a source, seven players have put their names into the transfer portal since Thursday afternoon, including Larson Workman, Gayflor Flomo, Mason Brotherton, Corey Robinson II, Tristan Golightly, Kyler Pearson and Duece Mayberry. All seven players have a free transfer available and will be able to play at a new program this fall.

Composite four-star Trey Green updates recruitment
Composite four-star Trey Green recruitment is starting to focus on schools as the spring AAU season begins. As of right now Green plans on cutting his list after Peach Jam and committing in August he tells 247Sports. He currently has not scheduled any visits yet.

Big 12 football: Ranking each team's returning starters for 2022 season
One of the most important factors in a team's success in college football is its returning experience. While talent and certainly coaching are major indicators, perhaps nothing is quite as important as having good players who have already seen the field.

David McCormack discusses upcoming decision on KU basketball future
During KU basketball’s team banquet on Thursday night, Bill Self said that David McCormack had a decision to make about his KU basketball future. McCormack has spent the last four seasons with the program and has been the starting center over the past two campaigns. But the big man still has eligibility remaining, as he can use his COVID year and return for a super senior season in 2022-23.

Eraser Dust

Ukraine says it struck Russia’s Black Sea flagship in missile attack - The Washington Post
Ukraine suggested that Neptune missiles sank the Moskva. Russia said only that the ship suffered significant damage from a fire.

Noel Gallagher body shames brother Liam in brutal put down about his appearance - Mirror Online
Noel said: “Usually when he is wearing a big coat it’s because he’s got a big thing to hide underneath – a bit of a belly.”

Ukraine war far from over as Russia renews strikes in Kyiv | AP News
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces resumed scattered attacks on Kyiv, western Ukraine and beyond Saturday in an explosive reminder to Ukrainians and their Western supporters that the whole country remains under threat despite Russia’s pivot toward mounting a new offensive in the east.

Rotting fruit, spoiled vegetables: How Texas just made the supply chain even worse | CNN Business
A weeklong protest by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott against President Biden’s recent immigration policy reached a resolution on Friday, but the gridlock it created has resulted in hundreds of millions of lost dollars and delays in shipments of everything from avocados to automobile parts that will have a longer-term impact.

President Joe Biden paid an effective tax rate of 25% in 2021
In addition to Biden's salary, the first couple reported $53,000 in pensions and annuities and $46,000 in Social Security benefits. They also reported receiving $62,000 from two S corporations – Giacoppa Corp. and CelticCapri Corp., which the White House said they created at the end of the Obama-Biden administration for their respective speaking and writing engagements.

SC death row inmate Richard Moore chooses firing squad
Richard Bernard Moore, 57, also became the first prisoner in the state forced to choose his form of capital punishment. A year-old law made the electric chair the default method, but allowed inmates the option to be shot.

Twitter Counters Elon Musk’s Takeover Bid With a Poison Pill - The New York Times
The company is intent on fending off the billionaire’s bid to buy it in a deal that could be worth more than $40 billion.

‘I Just Think Sarah These Days Is Not a Person to Be Taken Seriously’ - POLITICO
In Wasilla, Palin’s hometown, there is no longer a “Palin Fever” banner hanging at the Mocha Moose. Glenna Edwards, who once designed and sold Palin-inspired bumper stickers at her medical supply store in town, told me, “I’m sorry to tell you, I’m not a supporter anymore.” And at a meeting of local Republicans at the Mat-Su Family Restaurant last weekend, it looked particularly deflating for her. As one of her most credible competitors in the House race, Nick Begich III, joked in front of the room about Palin dancing “in a bear costume singing a song,” Republicans in the audience chuckled along.

Montana State Library Commission Discusses ImagineIF Certification, Funding - Flathead Beacon
“One of the things we are taught in librarianship is about the free access to information. Censorship, any kind of control of collections is antithetical to freedom, and so that is why it’s important for us as a discipline, as a profession, to have standards, to have certifications,” Arlitsch said. “This is our standard. This is what defines this profession. And so, for me, it’s very difficult to consider loosening that standard or make exceptions to that standard because I know what happens after that.”

Liz Sheridan, Who Played Jerry Seinfeld’s Mom, Dies at 93 - The New York Times
She was Helen Seinfeld on his sitcom and was seen on many other TV shows and on Broadway. She also wrote of her youthful romance with James Dean.

Weekend OT Questions

  1. What are your weekend plans?
  2. A genie gives you a bank account with an infinite amount of money in it. What do you do with the rest of your life with unlimited funds?
  3. What types of home improvement projects do you have planned this year?
  4. Tax day is on Monday. Have you filed your return yet?