GREENSBURG, Ind. — A Greensburg man was arrested after he failed to show up to jail.Greensburg police say Keith Hendershott, 25, was taken into custody on a warrant and charged with violation of a home detention order and failure to return to lawful detention.Hendershott was convicted of a theft in October and was sentenced to 360 days and was ordered to begin serving the home detention portion of the sentence by November 29.A warrant for his arrest was issued after he failed to report to the jail by December 2 to serve a 90 day jail term for failing to start serving home detention.
Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed No, really, the Lakers are back … well, so far … but that’s a lot farther than they’ve been in years.Yes, there was that hiccup in the opener after all that talk about an intracity rivalry, when the Clippers beat them by 10 points as Lakers fans to a man, woman or child thought, “Here we go again.”LeBron James, who had gone 7 for 19 from the field, was over the hill at 34, going on 35 next monthOr, LeBron and Anthony Davis were fine. The problem was everyone else. 2011-12: Under Coach Mike Brown, they fall to Kevin Durant and eventual Western Conference champion Oklahoma City 4-1 in the second round.2012-13: The Lakers add Dwight Howard and Steve Nash but fire Brown after five games. Kobe Bryant is lost to a ruptured Achilles tendon in Game No. 80. The eventual Western Conference champion Spurs sweep them in the first round.2013-2018: The lost years.2018-19: The Lakers are back … they think.With James arriving and hopes high, they’re 2-5 when Magic Johnson calls Coach Luke Walton to chew him out in a loud session that erupts in the press.Meanwhile, James’ agent, Rich Paul, is going around telling everyone Luke is the wrong guy to coach LeBron, which could have come from only LeBron.After that, things went downhill fast.The Lakers rolled and tumbled into the offseason with Johnson leaving but continuing to bash GM Rob Pelinka; Jeanie Buss asserting leadership in the basketball operation; Walton turning down a chance to stay, and Ty Lue and Monty Williams, their top candidates to succeed Luke, turning them down.The Lakers then hired Vogel, who arrived under the shakiest circumstances.Vogel had been first contacted only to be an assistant. His introductory press conference was the one eclipsed by Johnson’s latest TV broadside against Pelinka.Vogel was asked to include Jason Kidd, who had tried to promote himself as a head coaching candidate, as an assistant, a suggestion the new coach could hardly resist.Kidd has a well-known reputation for backstage intrigue. The Lakers are so sensitive to suggestions that he will undercut Vogel, they have told press people that Kidd doesn’t want to do interviews, making him their first assistant to shun the press.Aside from that, everything looked great.Vogel had lost his halo following dismissals in Indiana in 2016 and Orlando in 2018. Before that, however, he took the Pacers to the Eastern Conference finals, where they challenged the LeBron/Dwyane Wade-led Heat teams in 2013 and 2014, winning acclaim as a defensive coach.Most of what you hear about defense is about individual players. In fact, the best defenses are ones that excel in executing their coaches’ schemes … whether pressuring the ball to disrupt offenses or sinking back to make opponents beat them from outside.As a young coach in Indiana, Vogel chose the sink approach, which fit a roster with limited talent – after Paul George – but great size with 7-foot-2, 270-pound Roy Hibbert, a lumbering project center, around whom Vogel built a defensive wall.Vogel has erected a similar barrier with the Lakers with 7-0 Javale McGee and 6-11 Howard combining to play 38 minutes per game, and 6-10 Anthony Davis at power forward, which he prefers … a coincidental but weighty factor for the Lakers with A.D. in his contract year and yet to commit to staying.Vogel’s approach is a throwback in a modern era defined by floor-spacing offenses with teams like the Warriors or Rockets relying on small-ball “death lineups.”Vogel will try his own small-ball lineups, but he is doing fine staying big with the Lakers No. 1 in defensive rating and No. 1 in blocked shots at 8.4 per game, almost two ahead of the No. 2 team.In days of yore, there was nothing surprising about Lakers excelling. Now heading for the 10th anniversary of their last title, ironies abound, none bigger than Howard’s contribution.Dwight’s mere presence here is surprising after his 2012-13 stint. He arrived in a contract season after a defiantly confused end to his Orlando career that wrecked his last two seasons with the Magic after he had led them to the 2009 NBA Finals.Howard refused to even say the polite but meaningless thing: that he hoped to stay. He proceeded to make little secret of his disdain for Bryant’s leadership and finally left, turning down the Lakers’ $130 million contract offer for $100 million in Houston.In an appropriate farewell in Game 4 of the Spurs’ sweep, Howard was ejected and stomped off as replays caught Tim Duncan laughing at him.Bryant showed up at the Lakers’ free-agent presentation to Howard, with all fawning over the center, and threw down the gauntlet, reportedly telling Dwight he needed to “learn how it’s done.”Surprise! Howard decided to go elsewhere.After that came more defiantly and increasingly futile stints in Houston (three seasons, ending when Howard fell out with James Harden), Atlanta (one season), Charlotte (one) and Washington (nine games).Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error With last summer’s other big free agents spoken for, Howard was left laying around until August when the Lakers lost DeMarcus Cousins and went looking for a big body they could get on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract.The Lakers wanted Dwight to simply rebound and defend … but then, who hadn’t?The Lakers would have been happy with that in 2012-13, even if Howard could still score back then.It’s also what the Rockets, Hawks, Hornets and Wizards wanted the past six seasons.This just in: Dwight finally gets the hint!Just in the nick of time for the Lakers … their nicest surprise in years!Of course, there’s a difference between getting off to a good start, which is what the Lakers have done, and being back, but for a change in Lakerdom, so far, so good. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAnd, the bench, which had been outscored 60-19, still stunk.Or, even if the Lakers made it work, it would take time to assimilate their nine new players and incoming Coach Frank Vogel’s staff.I definitely subscribed to the last one, but after a decade of worst-case scenarios, none have turned out to be true with the Lakers winning their next seven games.So much for years of bad starts and worse endings:2010-11: The Lakers, two-time defending NBA champions, are swept by Dirk Nowitzki and eventual champion Dallas in the second round of the playoffs in Coach Phil Jackson’s farewell. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers
MORE: Poll reveals majority of fans don’t believe football will happen in 2020Johnson allegedly made racist generalizations about Black men. His alleged sexist remarks were tied to talking about how women looked and dressed.Johnson issued a general denial on Twitter on Wednesday evening:I have followed the ethical rules and requirements of my office at all times. These false claims of insensitive remarks about race and gender are totally inconsistent with my longstanding record and values.— Ambassador Johnson (@USAmbUK) July 22, 2020When CNN asked him earlier about the allegations, Johnson didn’t deny them, and he concluded with an overarching statement about his service. “I greatly value the extraordinary work that each and every member of the team does to strengthen and deepen our vital alliance,” he told CNN. Johnson has served as UK ambassador since August 2017.Per CNN’s sources, here’s a more detailed account of Johnson’s alleged racism and sexism:— Being agitated about a Black History Month event in February 2018, to the point of questioning why Black leaders needed a separate month to celebrate Black history— Arguing that Black fathers not remaining with their families was the “real challenge”— Holding official embassy gatherings at old men-only London clubs, excluding female diplomats— Talking about how many pretty women were present at public events— Preferring female employees because they were cheaper and worked harder Another NFL owner is in trouble — this time for alleged remarks he made as United States ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Donald Trump.CNN reports that Woody Johnson, who co-owns the Jets with his brother Christopher, prompted an investigation by a State Department watchdog for allegedly making racist and sexist comments to staff members while in his diplomatic role. He also is being investigated for misusing his government position to help the president’s personal businesses, including pushing to move the British Open golf tournament to a Trump resort in Scotland. — Being agitated about “a feminist event” for International Women’s DayAfter The Washington Post report last week detailed sexual harassment accusations in the Washington NFL organization under Daniel Snyder, and with the league starting to better embrace social justice initiatives to fight systemic racism this offseason, this isn’t a good look.It’s notable that, after taking the ambassadorship, Woody Johnson removed himself from the Jets’ operations, with Christopher Johnson, the minority owner, now overseeing the organization as both the Jets’ chairman and CEO. But the NFL, as it should, is still paying close watch on what comes of the State Department probe.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa City’s mayor is ordering people to wear masks in public to stop the spread of the coronavirus, defying Gov. Kim Reynolds’ claim that cities cannot mandate face coverings.Iowa has been one of the only states that does not have any enforceable local or state mask mandates. The Republican governor has said that she believes cities and counties can require masks only if she grants that authority, which she’s refused to do.Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague on Tuesday cited authority granted to cities in the state constitution and a law that gives mayors the power to govern by proclamation when an “emergency or public danger exists.”