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City officials in Rochelle got an update report last night on the financial status from the past fiscal year. Fred Lantz from Sikich, LLP in Naperville talked about the revenue in the General Fund. It totaled 10.4 million dollars. This was a change in the net position of around $168,000. Lantz also said that the city has a good investment policy. This is the 7th year that Sikich, LLP has done t...read more
A US Ryder Cup team more relaxed and better prepared than past losing versions takes a confident attitude into this week's showdown against holders Europe, which happily accepts its routine underdog role. "We're just tired of being told we haven't won one in a while," two-time major winner Jordan Spieth said. Spieth recalled the tension of the US losing his 2014 debut at Gleneagles.
No Ryder Cup player has ever faced the challenge that final US captain's pick Ryan Moore has this week, joining his team five days before the start of competition. The 33-year-old American was notified Sunday by US captain Davis Love that he was the last man picked for the 12-man Ryder Cup squad, nearly an hour after losing to Rory McIlroy on the fourth playoff hole for the US PGA Tour Championship title. "I was in the parking lot loading everything up," Moore said.
By Mark Lamport-Stokes CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - Ryan Moore was fitted out for team uniforms as a possible Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup selection for the United States for nearly a decade, only to miss out when the final lineup was announced. Midway through this year, he was so far back in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings that he never even received the tailor's call, but he then produced a sizzling run of form on the PGA Tour to earn the last wildcard spot on Davis Love III's team. "So apparently I'm not going to do it (the fitting) from now on, ever," a smiling Moore told reporters at Hazeltine on Tuesday after a practice round with team mates JB Holmes, Brandt Snedeker and Brooks Koepka.
Nike Inc's future orders missed analysts' estimates for the third time in a row, as the world's largest footwear maker struggles with increasing competition from Under Armour Inc and a resurgent Adidas in North America. Nike and its Jordan brand still command the lion's share of the U.S. footwear market, but rivals Adidas and Under Armour are chipping away at the company's decades-long dominant position. The company has lost basketball sales to Under Armour since the latter poached Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry in 2013.
By Tony Jimenez CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - Among Bubba Watson's goals is to one day be a Ryder Cup captain and, if his friend Rickie Fowler is any guide, this week has already given the double U.S. Masters champion a good insight into what it takes. Watson pleaded for a spot in the backroom team as a vice-captain as soon as he lost out to Ryan Moore as American skipper Davis Love III's fourth and final wildcard pick on Sunday. "I feel like his dream would be to be a captain down the road and being here, just having that earpiece in his ear, he might not be able to last very good with it in," a grinning Fowler told reporters.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Less than a year before Keith Scott was shot and killed by a police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, his wife said in court papers that he had called himself a "killer" and threatened to kill his family with his gun. Rakeyia Scott sought a domestic violence protective order against her husband on Oct. 5, 2015, in Gaston County, North Carolina, according to a copy of the document posted online by Time Warner Cable News on Tuesday. In those documents, she said that Keith Scott worked as a security officer at a local mall and carried a 9 mm handgun.
A Houston lawyer suspected of wounding nine people in a shooting spree on Monday has been formally identified by the medical examiner as 46-year-old Nathan DeSai, police said. DeSai, 46, was shot dead by police, who said he opened fire on motorists near a shopping center in the affluent West University Place neighborhood on Monday morning. Memorial Hermann Hospital said two of the victims were still hospitalized and were in good condition.
(Reuters) - An Illinois man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hacking the e-mail accounts of high-profile female celebrities in a scandal linked to the online release of nude photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and others. Edward Majerczyk, 29, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Chicago to one felony change of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information, charging documents showed. While no victims were named in court documents, Lawrence and actress Kirsten Dunst and model Kate Upton have addressed the leak and online dissemination of their nude photos in interviews.