Gerry Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening To Kill Woman

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now Stock Image.GERRY – A Town of Gerry man was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill a woman on Sunday.New York State Police say James Spitale, 43, violated an order of protection by visiting a woman at a residence in Gerry.Through investigation it is alleged that Spitale threatening to assault and kill the woman.Troopers say Spitale was placed under arrest and charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Spitale was processed at the New York State Police Jamestown Barracks and taken to the Chautauqua County Jail pending arraignment in the case.last_img

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Suffolk DA Tom Spota Rebuffs County Exec Bellone’s Calls to Resign

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Rashed Mian and Spencer RumseyStanding on the steps of Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota’s office in Smithtown on Thursday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone called on Spota to resign so the “culture of corruption” in Suffolk could be swept out.Bellone’s demand comes after weeks, if not months, of rumors circulating through the county that the district attorney would resign while calls for his resignation have only grown louder in the Suffolk Legislature. So far, Spota has insisted he will remain in office.On Thursday Bellone came armed with a letter he intended to hand-deliver to the district attorney, excoriating the district attorney for alleged improprieties that he said have mired Suffolk in a string of political scandals. Chief among them is Spota’s former investigator, ex-Suffolk Police Chief James Burke, who recently pleaded guilty to beating up a suspect in custody and trying to cover it up.“For refusing to cooperate and work with federal law enforcement to prosecute crime in this county, for refusing and blocking federal law enforcement from working on the Gilgo Beach serial murder case, for allowing violent criminals to go free to protect political friends, for lying about Jim Burke and for conspiring to conceal his past…for violating your sacred oath and for using your position as the top law enforcement officer of this county, Tom Spota, you must resign from this office,” Bellone declared.The county executive warned the county district attorney that if he does not quit before his term expires, he’d request that Gov. Andrew Cuomo use the power of his office to remove him.Bellone intended to deliver a formal letter officially requesting Spota’s resignation to the district attorney but Spota was not available to accept it, Bellone’s spokeswoman said. No reason was given for Spota’s unavailability at the time.Earlier this week three Republican members of the county legislature held a press conference in Riverhead to demand that both Bellone and Spota resign. Legis. Robert Trotta (R-Fort Salonga), Legis. Tom Cilmi (R-Bay Shore) and Legis. Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst) said the county’s level of corruption was untenable.“The people of Suffolk County have had enough of the corruption from County Executive Bellone and District Attorney Spota,” said McCaffrey, the minority leader of the Suffolk County Legislature, in a press statement. “It is time to restore trust in our government and for Bellone and Spota to step down.”Spota, a Republican-turned-Democrat, was resoundingly first elected district attorney in 2001 following the divisive tenure of his three-term predecessor, DA James Catterson. In 2011 Spota drew scrutiny by forcing then-county executive Steve Levy, a Democrat-turned-Republican, to turn over his $4.1-million campaign war chest to the district attorney’s office and drop out of his re-election race. Spota never filed charges against the incumbent. Levy’s sole challenger was Bellone, then the Democratic supervisor of Babylon.But Spota has since come under fire amid several high-profile investigations of close confidants in his office. Besides the scandal involving his protege, Burke, it has also emerged that Spota’s top corruption prosecutor, Christopher McPartland, is at the center of a federal grand jury probe, according to Newsday.And it doesn’t stop here.Spota was also identified in court documents in the federal fraud case against Suffolk County Conservative Party Chairman Ed Walsh as allegedly quashing several attempts by Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco to investigate Walsh, who was then a correction lieutenant in his department. The powerful political leader was eventually convicted of theft and fraud for conducting political activity and golfing when he was supposed to be at work in Riverhead.DeMarco could credit Walsh’s political acumen for getting him elected sheriff, but he testified against his party boss at Walsh’s trial earlier this year. Last week, DeMarco also called upon Spota to resign.Shortly after Bellone’s press conference, Spota held one of his own in his Hauppauge office and shot back at the county executive.“As for Mr. Bellone, his call for my resignation is not based on anything but a personal vendetta against me, for investigating and prosecuting people that he’s close to,” Spota told reporters. “I’ve never said it before, but I will say it now, the county executive has made and did make in the past multiple personal pleas to me in the presence of other prosecutors not to investigate or prosecute people that he was close to.”In a follow-up press conference, Bellone called Spota’s allegations “nonsense.”“This is not Steve Bellone against Tom Spota,” the county executive told reporters. “Justice needs to be restored to this county.”In his earlier remarks Thursday, Bellone criticized the political process that led to Spota’s re-election. The district attorney was repeatedly cross-endorsed by Democrats, Republicans and the Conservative Party as well as the Independence Party.“Every time that happened we were supporting the corruption and the abuse that has happened in this office and that cannot go on,” Bellone said. “This must end. This culture of corruption, which perverts this government, which destroys lives, which undermines justice, cannot be allowed to continue. It must be swept out, and that means it matters who the next district attorney of this county will be and that there is a process in place to ensure that the people will get to decide that, not political leaders in a back room.”Bellone acknowledged that Spota once had his full support. That time has passed.“I believed he was the man that was taking on corruption and would end corruption and political persecution and prosecution in this county,” Bellone said. “And it has now become clear that was simply a reshuffling of the deck chairs and that the culture of corruption that has clearly existed now in this county and in law enforcement for decades has continued unabated and has only worsened.”last_img read more

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Keeping Your Home and Celebrations Safe this Holiday Season

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf HOLIDAYS SHARE TWEET By: Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Keeping Your Home and Celebrations Safe this Holiday Season Holidays,  PSA,  The Blog The holiday season is a time when many people decorate their homes and welcome friends and family for parties and to exchange gifts.It’s a festive time of year, and there are some common sense actions you can take to make sure it stays that way.Reduce Fire HazardsMany people during this season have trees decorated with lights. It’s important to reduce fire hazards that trees and other live greens be adequately watered. A dry tree can catch fire and be fully engulfed in flames in a matter of minutes. You should use decorations that are flame resistant or retardant, and be sure to keep candles and cooking appliances out of the reach of children and pets. If you can, use electric candles rather than those with flames.Make sure you turn off lights when you leave home or go to bed, and don’t overload circuits or power strips. Avoid connecting more than three strings of lights on a tree.Be a Responsible HostIf you’re hosting a holiday gathering, you could be held legally responsible for guests’ actions after they leave the party. Social host liability can have consequences if you serve liquor. To help avoid problems, hosts can stop serving liquor toward the end of the party, switch to coffee, tea, and soft drinks, and arrange for a ride or offer to have a guest who appears to have had too much to drink or seems too tired to drive the option of staying over for the night.Make Sure Your Gifts Are CoveredMost homeowners’ policies cover the contents of a home at a certain percentage of the home’s value. This will vary by policy, but if your plans include any particularly expensive gifts, you may want to check with your insurance professional to make sure you have enough coverage. Also, most homeowners’ policies have specific, lower limits for valuables such as jewelry, fur, or firearms, so if you have these types of items, you may want to discuss whether you have sufficient coverage.Don’t leave gifts visible through windows, and avoid posting vacation pictures on social media until you return, so as not to advertise your home will be unoccupied for a period of time.The Wolf Administration hopes you all have a very safe and happy holiday season! December 15, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Gold Coast home with recording studio sells in million-dollar deal

first_img MORE NEWS: More than $10M paid for beachfront package One of it’s cool features is a purpose-built recording studio.“A lovely couple that have been living between Melbourne and Mackay (bought it),” he said.“They’ve always had a large home and they’ve always had acreage.”Mr Scartozzi said it was perfect timing as the couple started looking for property on the Coast when the house hit the market.“They were here already looking at some options and it had just come to the market,” he said.The 0.44ha property includes a six-bedroom house with an entertainment terrace and pool, a double garage with shed and powder room, a second shed and multiple rainwater tanks.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago It has music and mixing rooms as well as a separate driveway for easy access.A detached dwelling adjacent the house has its own soundproofed recording studio with music and mixing rooms as well as a separate driveway.It was built by the seller, who recorded and sampled music.Making the deal all the more sweeter, Mr Scartozzi said the buyers had agreed to keep the recording studio and would allow the seller to continue to access it for as long as he liked. The Currumbin Valley property at 9 Bradman Drive sold before auction.IT was music to one homeowner’s ears when he heard a million-dollar offer had been put on his Currumbin Valley home.The acreage estate with a two-storey house and purpose-built recording studio was due to go under the hammer this month but sold before it had a chance.It hit the right note with a couple who wanted to settle down on the Coast so they made a $1.21 million offer to seal the deal prior to auction.LJ Hooker agent Roberto Scartozzi, who handled the sale with Lisa Psaras, said the buyers fell in love with both the area and the property so wanted to knock out the competition by making a quick offer. MORE NEWS: Multimillion-dollar cash splash set to pay offcenter_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:35Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenFive things to consider when buying into a regional area01:35last_img read more

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Premier League to fight any legal action from broadcasters

first_img Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Read Also:Coronavirus: EPL clubs ‘to play remaining 92 games behind closed doors’ The Premier League’s current UK broadcasting deal is worth UK£5 billion (US$5.9 billion) for the 2019 to 2022 cycle and, according to the Mail, the likes of Sky and BT are weighing up legal action against the league to recoup a chunk of their investment. If games are not televised for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign this could reportedly come to as much as UK£37 million (US$44.3 million) for each of the competition’s 20 clubs. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… English Premier League will resist any attempts from broadcasters to fine them up to UK£750 million (US$897.2 million) if the season fails to finish due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Daily Mail reports. The league is currently in lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, with all games suspended until at least 3rd April. Despite this, the Mail reports that the competition could face action from its domestic broadcasters, including pay-TV’s Sky Sports and BT Sport, if it does not fulfil its TV commitments before 31st July.Advertisementlast_img read more

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S.R. 229 intersection converting from two-way to all-way stop in Oldenburg

first_imgOldenburg, IN—The Indiana Department of Transportation will convert the intersection of S.R. 229 and Sycamore Street in Oldenburg from a two-way to an all-way stop next week.Currently, only drivers traveling southbound on S.R. 229 and those approaching the intersection from the north on Sycamore Street are required to stop, but once the stop sign and stop bar are installed, drivers coming from all directions will stop at the intersection.The new stop sign and stop bar will be placed on northbound S.R. 229 this week and will help motorists determine which direction northbound travelers intend to go at the intersection; straight onto Sycamore Street/Harvey Branch Road or right to continue on S.R. 229. This change will also provide a safer crossing for pedestrians walking to and from the bridge on the west side of the intersection.last_img read more

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OH Police need help finding missing teen

first_imgSpringdale, OH—The Springdale Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding a missing 13-year-old.  According to police, Conner Witham, 13, was last seen wearing a green coat with fur and white Fila shoes. He was dropped off in the area of Reading Road and Tennessee Avenue in Paddock Hills around 9 am on Tuesday morning. Police are concerned with his health and well-being.Anyone who is aware of Witham’s location should contact Springdale Police at 513-346-5706.last_img

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C-NS indoor track sweeps at Utica College meet

first_img Tags: C-NSindoor track Isaiah Wright, in 8.10 seconds, was just behind Utica Proctor’s Saleh Eltayeb (8.05) but paired with Keenan Cannon (8.42) for the team title as Carlton Garnes was fourth in 8.54 seconds.In field events, Cannon and Wright were victorious in the long jump, going 40 feet 3 ¾ inches between them, more than three feet ahead of the field. Cannon joined Travon Walker as their triple jumps of 75’7 ¾” also led to a victory.R.J. Davis was second in the individual mile in 4:39.47, just behind the 4:39 flat from Central Valley Academy’s Nolan Stone, as Davis and Owen Greco were second on the team side in 9:40.28 to CVA’s 9:35.53. A week after its twin victories at the Jack Morse Kickoff Meet, the Cicero-North Syracuse indoor track and field teams prevailed again in a different venue, and against a larger field.The Northstars were victorious at Thursday’s Mohawk Valley Indoor Track Association Individual Relays, earning 96 points on the boys side and 84 points on the girls side to outdistance more than 20 opponents on both sides.Matt LeClair’s winning 1,000-meter clocking of 2:44.61 was also part of a first-place team performance, since Evan Romano got to third place in 2:48.46.center_img Sam Nessel and Josh Adams were second in the 55-meter dash in 13.83 seconds to Proctor’s winning 13.65, with Nessel and Jordan Rhoden second (1:18.11) in the 300-meter dashJosh Koeppe and Zach Bergman were second in the 3,200-meter run (21:13.62), just behind CVA’s 21:12.23, while Justin Rhoden and Jacob Schmid cleared 10’3” between them in the high jump for second place.Evan Breitbeck and Evan Nobles fourth in the 600-meter run. Maxwell White and Matt Lentling-Raymie finished third in the shot put, going 80′ 7 1/4” between them, and were fourth in the weight throw.Moving to the girls meet, C-NS went 1-2 in the 55 sprint, Julianna Hutt winnng in 7.85 seconds and Brooke Blaisdell second in 7.92 seconds. McKenna Slate beat the field in the 300 in 44.78 and, with McKenna Johnston, nabbed team honors in 1:31.81 to CVA’s 1:31.87.On her own, Blaisdell went 16’9” to dominate the high jump as she and Hutt won with total leaps of 32’1”. Then Blaisdell and Davis had a victory in the triple jump, their best attempts adding up to 69’7 1/4”.Hannah Boyle ran to first in the 600 in 1:40.01, also getting team honors with Shannon Brown in a combined 3:32.77, while in the 3,000-meter run Kate Putman beat the field in 10:19.84 as she and Allison Newton, who finished third,had a team win in 21:30.29.Lilly Capria, clearing 4’11”, was victorious in the shot put, teaming with Madelyn Wheeler, who cleared 4’9” for third place, to get the team victory.Morgan Kingdeski and Marissa Doty were fourth in the 1,000-meter run in 6:38.57. Kuhr and Brianne Wilson took sixth in the 55 hurdles as C-NS’s girls were seventh in the one-mile relay. Stephanie Webb and Faith Keville finished fifth in the shot put.Liverpool competed for the first time at SRC Arena in last Saturday’s morning session of the Oscar B. Jensen Holiday Relays, with plenty of its own top efforts.Amina Sinclair, in the girls high jump, won by clearing 5’4”, with Alexia Ostrander third by topping 4’10”. Imahni Sinclair had a winning shot put toss of 34’6 1/4” and then unleashed a weight throw of 43’3 1/2” to dominte that event.Anne Gullo was third in the girls 55 sprint in 7.77 seconds, then taking third (44.32) ahead of Sophia Jarosz (44.56) in the 300.On the boys side, Bennett Robb won the high jump, clearing 6’2”, with Jamie Vong topping 11’6” for second place in the pole vault while also getting fourth in the shot put with a toss of 37’6 1/4”.Ryan Dewan was third in the 55 sprint in 6.99 seconds and got sixth in the long jump with 17’8 1/2” as Michael Nigro was fifth (37’2 1/2”) in the triple jump and Jalen Graham was fourth in the weight throw, going 40’4”.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

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Peterson sees jump in minutes, emerges as reliable 3rd-string PG for Syracuse

first_img Published on January 23, 2014 at 12:04 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse was down nine with nine minutes to go. It was the largest deficit it had faced all night. After losing three games in a row, a fourth defeat was staring the Orange right in the face.There was every reason to panic. But Alexis Peterson didn’t. On the next play she drove to the basket on a fast break and laid the ball in while taking body contact from Georgia Tech’s Dawnn Maye. Peterson, a freshman, captained a 13-point turnaround Sunday against the Yellow Jackets, and has seen increased minutes from head coach Quentin Hillsman as the season has progressed.“We have three very good point guards, and it just happened to be my time,” Peterson said. “I was happy that he instilled that trust in me to be able to make the plays down the stretch.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPeterson’s time has come. Though she often rode the bench in the early part of the season — most times not getting more than garbage minutes — when she’s gotten the opportunity, she’s ran with it. In SU’s last three games she’s averaged 19 minutes, compared to just 8.4 in the 14 games before that. The trend will likely continue when SU (13-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) hosts Clemson (9-10, 1-4) at the Carrier Dome on Thursday at 7 p.m.“I think it’s her comfort,” Hillsman said. “She’s figured out what we want. She’s figured out our system. She’s able to come in and make plays now, and she knows what she’s doing.”Hillsman said he’s probably talked more about Peterson during press conferences than any player who hasn’t played significant minutes in program history. Now, he said, she’s earned those minutes. And while starting point guard Rachel Coffey and backup Cornelia Fondren have continued to play solidly at the position, he said Peterson’s play speaks for itself.“I don’t dictate minutes,” Hillsman said. “Performance dictates minutes. That’s on them. Whoever’s playing well gets the minutes. “It’s about productivity, it’s about performance, not people.” Coffey, though, insists it isn’t a competition. She said she tries to help Peterson by giving her tips and pointing out certain things she notices. “I feel like whoever comes in the game plays good,” Coffey said. “I’m happy for whoever, whether it’s my position or not.She’s a very good player, she’s stepping up, she’s playing good and that’s what we need.”Peterson scored a career-high 12 points against No. 6 Maryland on Thursday, then played a career high 22 minutes on Sunday at Pittsburgh. Hillsman said the key is comfort. She was always a talented guard — coming to SU as a four-star recruit and the 92nd overall prospect in the 2013 class, according to HoopGurlz. It was only a matter of time before she started doing what she came to Syracuse to do. Having three capable playmakers is a problem that Syracuse wants to have. With Coffey set to graduate after this year, there will be a void at the point guard position that Peterson is being groomed to fill.And the more she continues to improve, the more she’ll find herself on the court.Said Hillsman: “Like I tell on media day, and at postgame press conferences, once she gets confident and she gets going she’s going to be an excellent basketball player for us.” Commentslast_img read more

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USC wins big, though more is on the horizon

first_imgOn USC’s first play from scrimmage, sophomore running back Ronald Jones II took a handoff at his own 12-yard line, ran right by four Cal defenders who parted like the Red Sea, sprinted past two more, broke the tackle of another and then ran untouched for about 45 more yards before being caught. Three minutes later, the Trojans jumped ahead 7-0, and viewers on the East Coast could probably have turned off their televisions and gone to bed before 11 p.m. OK, maybe Ronald Jones isn’t Moses. But he did open the floodgates for a blowout at the Coliseum as the Trojans beat the Bears 45-24 on Thursday night. USC jumped all over Cal from the get-go. Jones looked like Reggie Bush on some of his carries, slipping and sliding defenders all over the field, as the Bears’ porous rushing defense — worst in the Pac-12 — had no answer for the sophomore. By halftime, USC had basically a full game’s worth of offense with four touchdowns on 451 yards; 260 on the ground and 191 in the air. Jones was on pace for nearly 300 yards at halftime, averaging 18.6 yards a carry. “He had a fire under him,” head coach Clay Helton said on Jones. Even sophomore running back Aca’cedric Ware, backing up Jones, had a career-high 86 yards rushing at the half.In the air, redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Darnold and Co. also had their way. Darnold again zipped around the field, throwing, running and sometimes doing both at the same time. His five touchdown passes came with little resistance — an easy three-yard slant to senior wide receiver Darreus Rogers here, a screen pass for Jones to walk into the end zone there. His play action fake to set up a 17-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open redshirt freshman tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe in the third quarter sealed the deal, and gave him his second consecutive five touchdown game. You can make the case that Cal was tired, having played six days before in a double-overtime marathon against Oregon and traveling to the Coliseum — trust me, Bears’ head coach Sonny Dykes made sure everyone knew that in the days leading up to the game. You can make the case that any half-decent team could have dropped 45 points on the board against Cal, which annually sacrifices any semblance of defense for an above-average offense — call it the “Dykes Special,” if you will.So give credit to USC for pummeling an opponent it should have pummeled, for using a bye-week to adequately prepare, for taking advantage of a rough patch in the schedule for Cal. Give Jones kudos for finding his groove after struggling to start the year, finally resembling the freshman phenom that had so much promise as the next product of “Tailback U.” His 37-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to give USC a 35-17 lead reminded fans of just how good he is, as “RoJo” stutter-stepped, bided his time and then erupted with a power burst to glide into the end zone untouched.It took an injury to senior running back Justin Davis, but this was the Jones we all expected to see. And likewise, it took a courageous decision by Helton to hand over the starting quarterback job to a redshirt freshman, but this was finally the USC team we expected to see. Mired in quicksand with a 1-3 start, the Trojans have no one but Darnold to thank for pulling them back up from laughingstock to a respectable team. They were a play away from beating Utah, defeated Arizona State soundly, survived Colorado, blew out Arizona and now took care of Cal. In a stretch of five games they absolutely must win to keep their Pac-12 Championship hopes alive, the Trojans are four-fifths of the way there, with just lowly Oregon left next week.But despite the spark provided by Darnold, the four-game win streak and the above .500 record, the recent success seems more like a grace period for Helton than a time for congratulations. USC has found a quarterback, salvaged its season and earned Helton the right to keep his job until 2017 — but that’s all this stretch has accomplished. If I told you before the season that those would be the only positive results, would you be satisfied? At USC, the answer will always be “no.” An upset of Washington, a win over rivals UCLA and Notre Dame and a return to the Pac-12 Championship Game may sway some opinions. For now, a Thursday night win over a tired Cal team with an abominable defense will suffice, but it’s hardly the end game. Eric He is a sophomore majoring in print and digital journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Grinding Gears,” runs Fridays.last_img read more

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