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Notebook: National Champion Jalen WIlson Hires Agent

Hmm. I don’t agree with his Bart-killing policy, but I do approve of his Selma-killing policy

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The Rock Chalkboard

KU basketball forward Jalen Wilson signs with professional agency
KU basketball forward Jalen Wilson has signed with a Seven1agency, the agency announced on Thursday night. Wilson also shared the announcement to his Instagram Story, appearing to show support for the announcement. Seven1agency has an NCAA-certified agent in Richard Gray, meaning if Gray represents Wilson, the forward will be able to return to KU if he so chooses. A recent NCAA rule change allows NBA Draft early entrants to sign with an NCAA certified agent and preserve college eligibility. Additionally, the agency was started by former NBA players Tracy McGrady and Jermaine O'Neal. As of Thursday night, Wilson has not announced his NBA Draft decision publicly.

KU basketball makes the top five for four-star SF Scotty Middleton
Sunrise Christian small forward Scotty Middleton trimmed his list of schools to five on Thursday afternoon and KU basketball was one of them. The Jayhawks are in Middleton’s top five along with Seton Hall, Texas A&M, Ohio State and UConn.

Big 12 football power rankings, final record predictions according to ESPN FPI

Eraser Dust

Who was Patrick Lyoya? : NPR
That future came to a sudden and tragic end earlier this month when Lyoya was shot and killed by a Grand Rapids police officer after he was pulled over for allegedly driving with an unregistered license plate. Video of the April 4 traffic stop released by the Grand Rapids police showed a brief foot chase followed by a struggle over the white officer's Taser. The video ends with the officer shooting Lyoya in the back of the head while he was facedown on the ground. Lyoya was 26.

Disney Losing Self-Tax Status Could Create More Than $1 Billion in Bond Debt
Tax officials and legislators say that a law dissolving Disney's self-governing status could saddle local taxpayers with more than $1 billion in bond debt, CNBC reported Thursday.

Reedy Creek: Why Disney has its own government in Florida and what happens if that goes away | CNN
At the time, the land was little more than uninhabited pasture and swamp, according to Reedy Creek’s website. With the special purpose district, Disney took over responsibility for providing municipal services like power, water, roads and fire protection – but were also freed from dealing with legal red tape or paying taxes for services that benefited the broader public.

A Look at the Textbooks Rejected by the Florida Department of Education - The New York Times
The state rejected dozens of math textbooks. The New York Times reviewed 21 of them to figure out why.

Here are 4 math problems Florida prohibited - The Washington Post
One shows a social-emotional learning objective that says: 'Students build proficiency with social awareness as they practice with empathizing with classmates.'

Kalispell man accused of selling stolen firearms | Daily Inter Lake
A Kalispell man is being held on a $25,000 bond for allegedly stealing and selling three firearms from a house guest in 2021.

Blac Chyna says on the stand that she has no personal bank account, has no saved texts with Rob, and hasn't filed taxes since 2018
Blac Chyna is having a hard time keeping up with the Kardashians' lawyer.