Seniors express creativity

Sherry Witt, a professional artist and teacher, has taught two classes at Senior Circle, drawing and portraiture. This Friday, an oil-painting class begins at Senior Circle. To wrap up the classes last year, the group had an open house and exhibit of the students’ works. Pictured are some of their artwork. (Submitted Photo)
Sherry Witt, a professional artist and teacher, has taught two classes at Senior Circle, drawing and portraiture. This Friday, an oil-painting class begins at Senior Circle. To wrap up the classes last year, the group had an open house and exhibit of the students’ works. Pictured are some of their artwork. (Submitted Photo)

Learn about the Secret Service in a book


The Books Again! store run by the Friends of the Library will have extended hours during First Friday on Feb. 2, staying open until 8 p.m.

GOP and Dems blame each other


Democrats and Republicans are blaming each other for the government shutdown, and they’re both right.

Letter writer lacks sources


The Jan. 12 edition of the RDR had a letter, “Wealth inequality …” The writer insists the recent tax cuts will be detrimental to the country.

Confident Steve Wilks takes over as Cardinals coach

New Arizona Cardinals NFL football head coach Steve Wilks poses for photographers, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, after being introduced at the teams' training facility in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Steve Wilks took over as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals saying he was humbled by the job but exhibiting an abundance of confidence that he can do it well.

Mayfield, Allen embracing scrutiny at Senior Bowl

North Squad quarterback Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma (6) throws a pass during the North's team college football practice for Saturday's Senior Bowl, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen are getting plenty of looks from the pros this week.

LeBron gets 30,000, but Spurs beat slumping Cavs 114-102

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots past San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in San Antonio. James passed the 30,000 career points mark in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James became the youngest player ever with 30,000 career points, but LaMarcus Aldridge scored 30 points to lift the San Antonio Spurs over the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers 114-102 on Tuesday night.

No. 1 Villanova cruises to 89-69 win against Providence

Villanova forward Eric Paschall (4) dunks the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Providence, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. Villanova won 89-69. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eric Paschall scored 17 points to lead No. 1 Villanova to an 89-69 victory against Providence on Tuesday night.

Martinez rockets up Hall of Fame ballot as DHs gain respect

In this May 27, 2003, file photo, Seattle Mariners' Edgar Martinez hits a three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals in the third inning of a baseball game in Kansas City, Mo. Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Vladimir Guerrero appear likely to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, and Martinez and Trevor Hoffman figure to be close to the necessary 75 percent. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Edgar Martinez is rocketing up the Hall of Fame ballot, boosted 13 years after his final swing by new-age statistical analyses and campaigning.

Manfred, Clark meet over pitch clocks, mound visit limits

In this March 3, 2015, file photo, Detroit Tigers pitcher Kyle Lobstein, left, delivers his first pitch of the second inning to Baltimore Orioles' Matt Tulasosopo as the clock, background, counts down during a spring training exhibition baseball game in Lakeland, Fla. Major League Baseball has proposed the use of 20-second pitch clocks and limits on mound visits, a move that dares management to unilaterally impose the changes designed to speed pace of games. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and players’ association head Tony Clark met Tuesday, five days after the union rejected Major League Baseball’s proposal to institute pitch clocks and limits on mound visits.

Quadruple-chasing Man City through to League Cup final

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the English League Cup semi final, second leg match against Bristol City at Ashton Gate, Bristol, England, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

BRISTOL, England (AP) — Pep Guardiola reached his first final in English soccer as Manchester City ended second-tier Bristol City’s memorable run in the League Cup on Tuesday to stay in contention for silverware on four fronts.

NAmerica touts ‘risk averse’ World Cup bid amid Trump issues

The FIFA World Cup trophy stands on a pedestal on board an aircraft on the first leg of the soccer FIFA Wold Cup 2018 trophy tour at Stansted Airport, England, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The trophy will visit some 50 countries as it make its journey round the world to Moscow for the start of the World Cup 2018 in Russia. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LONDON (AP) — With barely four months until FIFA votes on the 2026 World Cup host, Morocco got around to launching its bid on Tuesday.

Column: Today’s best wonder what it was like to face Tiger

In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, Tiger Woods lines up a putt on second hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament at Albany Golf Club in Nassau, Bahamas. Woods makes his return to the PGA Tour this week at the Farmers Insurance Open. (AP Photo/Dante Carrer, File)

HONOLULU (AP) — The question was as much rhetorical as it was cynical.

Zach Johnson optimistic about game after 2 years without win

In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, Zach Johnson waves to the gallery off the eight green during the first round of the Sony Open golf tournament in Honolulu. Johnson is optimistic about ending his two-year drought without a victory. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)

HONOLULU (AP) — For more than a decade, Zach Johnson has held what amounts to an annual two-day summit to inspect every part of his game, figure out what needs to get better and make a plan going forward. He referred to the most recent meeting as the best one yet.

Injured Nadal out of Australian Open; Cilic into semifinals

Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, walks from Croatia's Marin Cilic after he withdrew injured from their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One point after his medical timeout in the fourth set, Rafael Nadal went to the rear of the court to squat and do a knee-raise, trying to stretch out his injured right leg.

2016 champion Kerber advances to Australian Open semifinals

Germany's Angelique Kerber serves to United States' Madison Keys during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For anyone who doubted, this was Angelique Kerber in 2016 vintage form.

F1’s Fernando Alonso bumps into Johnson in NASCAR country

Fernando Alonso talks about his career and future plans during the NASCAR Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson strolled into the Charlotte Convention Center and did a double-take when he saw Fernando Alonso hanging out in a hallway.

2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting; suspect held

Kentuckty State Police Lt. Michael Webb speaks during a media briefing at the Marshall County Board of Education following a shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. A couple of students were killed and others injured Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School when a 15-year-old classmate opened fire. (Ryan Hermens/The Paducah Sun via AP)

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with gunfire Tuesday, methodically firing a handgun inside a crowded atrium at his rural Kentucky high school.

Classmate: Girl tortured with siblings was bullied, frail

These undated photos provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department show David Allen Turpin, left, and Louise Anna Turpin. More than $120,000 has been donated to help 13 siblings in California who authorities say were kept chained to beds for months by their parents, the Turpins, and starved so much that their growth was stunted. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department via AP, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The oldest of the 13 California siblings who authorities said were imprisoned by their parents was frail, smelly and picked on as a grade school student in Texas, one of her classmates said in a heart-wrenching Facebook post.

Girl shot at Texas school ‘in good spirits’; boy charged

Law enforcement personnel from the Ellis County Sheriff's Office park outside a high school in Italy, Texas, following an active shooter incident at the school Monday morning, Jan. 22, 2018. Sheriff's officials said a boy who is a student at the school was taken into custody. (Jennifer Lindgren/KTVT Dallas Fort Worth via AP)

ITALY, Texas (AP) — A 15-year-old girl who was wounded in a Texas high school shooting is “in good spirits,” and the 16-year-old boy suspected of opening fire in the cafeteria has been charged as a juvenile with aggravated assault, officials said Tuesday.


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