Star Files Two-time Tony winner Cherry Jones will appear alongside Michael Esper, Kate O’Flynn and Brian J. Smith in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie in the West End. Directed by John Tiffany, the Broadway and Edinburgh International Festival hit production will begin previews on January 26, 2017 at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Opening night is set for February 2.Time is the longest distance between two places. A domineering mother. A daughter lost in a world of her own. A son determined to leave. Former Southern Belle, Amanda Wingfield, is desperate to find a husband for her fragile daughter Laura, whilst son Tom dreams of breaking free from their faded St. Louis home. But will the long-awaited “gentleman caller” fulfill or shatter the family’s delicate dreams?Jones will reprise her Tony Award-nominated Broadway role as Amanda Wingfield, with fellow Edinburgh International Festival cast members Michael Esper as Tom and Kate O’Flynn as Laura. Brian J. Smith will reprise his Tony Award-nominated Broadway role as the Gentleman Caller.The production, which originated in 2013 at the American Repertory Theater, will feature movement by Steven Hoggett, design by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Nico Muhly.The limited engagement will run through April 29. Cherry Jones in ‘The Glass Menagerie'(Photo: Michael J. Lutch/American Repertory Theater) Cherry Jones View Comments
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The general counsel for New York State Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) brokered a meeting between the state Department of Health and a company employing the senator’s son without disclosing that link, a witness said.James Clancy, a former deputy state Health Department commissioner who was at the meeting, said Elizabeth Garvey, one of the senator’s top attorneys, first contacted him about setting up a sit-down between AbTech Industries and agency staffers who were reviewing the environmental health impacts of fracking before it was banned in New York last year, Clancy testified Wednesday at the senator and son’s corruption trial at Manhattan federal court.“Find it curious that [state] senate Republican is reaching out to me directly,” Clancy wrote in an email to his colleagues and members of the governor’s staff on Jan. 28, 2014, according to court testimony. Concerned with the potentially controversial nature of the request, the next day he also forwarded the lawyer’s email to another one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s aides, adding: “This is a biggie.”Arizona-based AbTech is one of three companies that the former state Senate Majority Leader allegedly coerced $300,000 from in the form of no-show jobs for his son, Adam, in exchange for illegally manipulating legislation. Both men deny the accusations.Clancy said he told Garvey, counsel to the state senate’s GOP majority, which Skelos led at the time, that Clancy would talk to his department colleagues and find out if such a meeting was “deemed to be appropriate.” After a back and forth, AbTech got the meeting on May 2, 2014, when company representatives pitched their product’s ability to filter fracking waste water. The issue was important because one of the issues being debated in Albany was whether fracking waste water would be trucked from well sites—clogging upstate roads with countless big rigs—or recycled on-site using filters such as AbTech’s. Late last year, Cuomo decided to ban fracking.Sen. Skelos’ defense attorney, Robert Gage, asked Clancy about another email that the deputy commissioner had sent to his colleagues in which he said it “sounded legit” and “I’m feeling OK about it.” Gage also asked “if anything inappropriate had occurred” in the meeting—such as AbTech’s representatives asking about fracking regulations or asking for a permit—and whether that would have triggered Clancy to “shut it down.” Clancy said yes, but the hour-long meeting ended without issue.Prosecutors subsequently asked Clancy if he knew how Skelos’ general counsel had found out about AbTech. Clancy said he didn’t know. Prosecutors also followed up to ask if Clancy knew that the senator’s son stood to potentially make money off AbTech’s fracking waste-water filters, if such drilling were legalized in the state and if AbTech secured those contracts. Again, Clancy said he didn’t.After Clancy testified, Kelly Ann Cummings, the spokeswoman for the state senate’s GOP majority, took the stand, but questions didn’t get beyond the biographical before the judge adjourned the case for the day. Her testimony is scheduled to continue Thursday.
Jan 17, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A virus recovered from victims of the 1918 influenza pandemic kills by replicating so rapidly that it revs the immune system into overdrive, turning the body against itself, a team of scientists report in today’s issue of the journal Nature.The finding, from a small study done in cynomolgus macaque monkeys, appears to confirm historical accounts of the 1918 pandemic that describe victims drowning from within as their lungs filled with blood and fluid.And it may offer a starting place for interventions against future pandemics, because avian influenza H5N1, the viral strain currently considered the most substantial pandemic threat, causes a similar intense immune reaction in human victims.H5N1 “appears to do this in a way that is quite similar to the 1918 virus, ” Darwyn Kobasa of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiological Laboratory, the paper’s first author, said in a media briefing before the paper’s release. “So we think a greater understanding of the viruses that cause pandemics will help us predict what might be expected and how to plan to use our knowledge and resources to reduce the impact of a new pandemic.”The study, led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, used a virus that was reassembled in 2005 out of fragments recovered from the tissues of 1918 victims and now is held in only two high-security biosafety level 4 laboratories: the Canadian lab in Winnipeg and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.The researchers compared clinical course, pathology, and genomic analyses for seven monkeys experimentally infected with high doses of the 1918 virus and three monkeys infected with a modern virus from the same H1N1 family as the 1918 strain.Monkeys from both groups were euthanized on the third and sixth days after infection for analysis. The scientists had planned to let the experiment run for 21 days, but the 1918-infected monkeys were so gravely ill that they had to be euthanized at day 8.Pathologic analysis revealed that the lungs of the 1918-infected group, but not the modern-virus group, were filled with blood and watery fluid and had widespread tissue destruction. Viral isolation from the tissues showed that the 1918 virus kept replicating throughout the monkeys’ respiratory systems until they were put to death—unlike the modern virus, which the last monkey from the modern-virus group largely cleared from its system.And analyses of gene expression in bronchial tissues from both sets of monkeys uncovered striking differences in the reactions of the monkeys’ immune systems. The macaques that received the conventional virus spiked an immune response after three days, but that response faded by day 6 as healing began. The 1918-infected group, on the other hand, experienced an initially muted immune response that grew progressively stronger and never abated.”There was an uncontrolled or aberrant inflammatory response,” co-author Michael Katze of the University of Washington, Seattle, said in the media briefing. As in case reports from 1918, he said, “instead of protecting the individuals that were infected with the highly pathogenic virus, the immune response is actually contributing to the lethality of the virus.”That over-revved reaction, commonly called a “cytokine storm” after overproduction of one type of immune-system proteins, was recorded last fall in mice experimentally infected with the same recovered 1918 virus, by a team that included some of the authors of today’s paper.Kawaoka, who was not an author on the mouse study, told reporters it was important to repeat the work in nonhuman primates because organisms that are lethal to mice in the laboratory often show lesser effects on larger animals.An uncontrolled immune system reaction has been hypothesized as the cause of death for 1918 victims, who were described in autopsy accounts as having lungs that resembled sodden sponges, and it has been identified in several deaths from H5N1 in Vietnam.But it also has suggested a possible defense strategy if a pandemic begins — something dearly sought by public health planners, who acknowledge that vaccines cannot be produced quickly and antivirals will be in short supply.On the basis of their findings, the authors of today’s article recommend additional research into drugs that damp down the immune-system response triggered by the 1918 virus. “One can image that first-responders, the people on the front lines in the hospital, could perhaps be treated with a combination of drugs—let’s say an antiviral drug like Tamiflu and drugs that already exist which may control that inflammatory response,” Katze said in the briefing.One possible pharmaceutical defense strategy hinges on statins, a class of drugs used against cardiovascular disease that target the same inflammatory response observed in the flu studies. Several studies have found that patients who are taking statins experience less sepsis and bacteremia.And a forthcoming article in the journal Critical Care Medicine follows a group of 11,400 patients with atherosclerotic disease, half of whom were taking statins, and finds that statin use cut the risk of death from infections—mostly pneumonia—by two thirds.”This is a clinical and epidemiologic signal of protection that we ought to pay attention to, that statins are beneficial in serious infectious disease syndromes that are associated with elevated levels of proinflammatory cytokines,” David Fedson, a former professor of medicine and pharmaceutical researcher who recommended exploring statins as a defense against a pandemic in a 2006 article in Clinical Infectious Diseases, said in an interview.Unlike pandemic vaccine, he said, statins can be produced in advance—and unlike the antivirals used against flu, they are widely produced around the world in generic format, and therefore both abundant and cheap.But interventions that affect the immune system should be approached with caution until further research is conducted, said Michael Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of the CIDRAP Web site.”The immune wiring of the human body is so complicated that what might appear at the outset to be an obvious way of dampening the immune system may have unseen complications,” he said.And distributing even inexpensive, widely available drugs may be impractical, he added, given the social and economic disruption that a pandemic would cause: “Given our lack of surge capacity, and the fact that the vast majority of pharmaceutical products we use in this country today are produced offshore, I have no sense those drugs would really be available.”Kobasa D, Jones S, Shinya K, et al. Aberrant innate immune response in lethal infection of macaques with the 1918 influenza virus. (Letter) Nature 2007 Jan 18;445 [Full text]
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Dembele would have a host of Premier League clubs to choose from (Picture: Getty)Lyon do expect to receive bids for Dembele in the coming weeks, but are keen to hold onto the Frenchman as they expect to lose several key players.AdvertisementAdvertisementChelsea have had a long-standing interest in Dembele having tracked the goalscorer since his days at Fulham, but their move for him depends on whether they can overturn their rapidly approaching transfer ban.United too have been repeatedly linked with Dembele, with some French reports claiming the Red Devils lodged a £35m bid for the forward last month. Advertisement Comment Dembele could be sold this summer (Picture: Getty)Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been in contact with Lyon about signing Moussa Dembele, reports say.Dembele joined Lyon last year from Celtic in a £19.7m move and bagged 21 goals in his first season with the Ligue 1 side.The 22-year-old’s form has again caught the attention of a host of Premier League sides and he is on the radar of four teams, according to Duncan Castles, speaking on the Transfer Window podcast.Chelsea, United, Liverpool and Arsenal have asked Lyon to alert them if they decide to cash in on Dembele and if any offers come in for the striker this summer.ADVERTISEMENT Coral BarryThursday 6 Jun 2019 11:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Emery is the driving force behind Arsenal’s move for Dembele (Picture: Getty)Liverpool’s interest stems from their need for a new striker after it was confirmed Daniel Sturridge will leave the club at the end of his current deal.United see Dembele as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, as the Belgian continues to be courted by Italian club, Inter.Arsenal’s interest is said to be driven by Unai Emery, who is a big fan of Dembele and would like the youngster at the Emirates should Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette leave the club this summer.Dembele’s former club will take a cut of any sale, having successfully included a sell-on clause in the deal that saw Dembele join Lyon last year.MORE: Liverpool fans in hysterics as Virgil van Dijk gains instant revenge over Raheem SterlingMORE: Liverpool & Spurs enter transfer race to sign Man Utd target Bruno FernandesMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in contact with Lyon over Moussa Dembele Advertisement
Mini BiscuitsLaunch date: August 2018Manufacturer: Heavenly Tasty Organics The latest addition to the Heavenly Tasty Organics kids’ range, Mini Biscuits are suitable for all children over 12 months, with an alphabet design and no added sugars, colours, preservatives or palm oil. The Apple and Strawberry snack bags (rsp: 69p/15g) contain organic ingredients including oats and spelt flour and are available at Sainsbury’s, Ocado and Morrisons. The idea of reliability and comfort is rooted in what consumers are buying. For the vast majority of Brits tend to always stick to a tried-and-tested choice. Three in 10 consumers polled said they always bought their favourite biscuit at the supermarket, while 43% reported buying their favourite more often than not. Only 27% of consumers said they bought a variety of biscuits.It’s not necessarily bad news for biscuits as a whole. After all, Britain’s reliable love of biscuits has seen sales climb £114.6m over the past year to £2.9bn, marking the first period of growth since 2015 [Kantar Worldpanel 52 w/e 17 June 2018]. Volumes also climbed 1.5%. “Biscuits are undoubtedly a national treasure,” says James Thomas, customer marketing director at Pladis UK & Ireland, who points out Britain has “the highest per capita biscuit consumption in the world”.But that could prove a stumbling block for more innovative products. While shoppers don’t think of biscuits as exciting, there’s an even more worrying insight: they don’t actually want any more excitement. Almost nine in 10 shoppers polled felt there is already a large enough variety of biscuits in their local supermarket. Essentially, they have settled for the biscuit they want and have sacrificed excitement for a dependable hit of taste. Wholey Moly CookiesLaunch date: August 2018Manufacturer: Wholey MolyMade using 100% natural ingredients, new Wholey Moly cookies entered the vegan market in August, touting high fibre, low sugar, healthy fats and antioxidants. Originally launched in Selfridges, the individually packaged cookies (£2.20/43g) have since gained listings in Whole Foods and Sourced Market, and come in Cacao & Orange, Cacao & Hazelnut and Almond, Hemp & Chia flavours, with the latter containing 8g of plant protein. The first task for the Imagination team was to identify the key factors behind the decline of savoury biscuits. ”The consumption of savoury biscuits tends to be during an occasion,” says creative director Jiri Bures. “They are often considered as something you’d have while entertaining guests at a dinner party, paired with cheese and wine, rather than a regular snack.” To change this perception and introduce new eating occasions, the team created GOAT biscuits, a range of all-natural savoury biscuits that provide one of your five a day. “As well as being nutritious, filling and full of flavour, we wanted the packs to be convenient,” says Bures. The 23g packs (rsp: £1.29) come in 100% recyclable, on-the-go pouches to provide a quick and easy snack solution for health-conscious shoppers. The four GOAT flavours – Beetroot, Pumpkin & Flax Seed; Carrot, Parsnip & Fennel; Sundried Tomato, Lentil & Thyme and Courgette, Pea & Parmesan – were inspired by a chef and developed to include plant proteins, low sugar and high vegetable content. No, the products don’t contain any goat. But there was a clear reason behind the name. “GOAT has a double meaning for the brand – it’s an animal but it’s also an acronym for Greatest Of All Time,” explains Bures. “We want to inspire our customers to be the best they can be, and a part of that is looking after your body and eating well. Also, just like goats, the biscuits are surprising, tenacious, and come in lots of varieties.”The launch will be supported with a social media campaign urging consumers to ‘find their inner goat’. “Our target audience is everyday, hardworking consumers with fast-paced lifestyles who need healthy, quick snacks to stay on top,” says Bures. “The campaign would centre around promoting unconventional influencers, people that are amazing in their fields but are likely unknown to our customers, who we feel embody the brand ethos of being strong, resilient and hardworking.” With increasingly hectic lifestyles driving more and more shoppers into the snack aisle, a healthy, convenient and sustainable savoury biscuit option could be just what the sector needs to get back in growth next year. The biscuit innovations tempting shoppers away from their usual favourites It’s a British tradition as well-worn as the Queen’s speech at Christmas or strawberries at Wimbledon. When times get tough, the nation turns to tea and a biscuit. Whether a chocolate digestive, custard cream or ginger nut, biscuits have established themselves as the ultimate comfort food.Yet that positive association could have some negative implications. Exclusive research conducted by Harris Interactive for The Grocer shows there is an element of boredom in the nation’s biscuit habits. Just 7% of the 1,026 consumers polled this month thought the biscuit aisle was innovative and exciting. Instead, the prevailing opinion was that biscuits were reliable and comforting (39%). In other words, the nation’s relationship with biscuits is losing its sparkle. And that could prove a challenge for brands trying to shake things up. Flipz White FudgeLaunch date: October 2018Manufacturer: PladisPladis is looking to build on the success of sweet and savoury combo brand Flipz, launched in May (see above), with a new, limited edition flavour. White Fudge is the third in the Flipz UK range (joining Milk and Dark variants), selected for its popularity in the US, where it remains the second highest grossing flavour for the brand, beating other US variants Birthday Cake and Caramel Sea Salt. The NPD hit Asda shelves last month just in time for the festive season (rsp: £1.50/100g). Bahlsen believes it is possible for new ideas to strike a chord with habit-driven biscuit shoppers. It has aimed to tempt consumers away from their routine with the launch of its Choco Leibniz Snack Packs and Choco Moments range in February. Admittedly, these ranges aren’t a large departure from its standard offering – Choco Moments are essentially its signature biscuits topped with Crunchy Hazelnut and Crunchy Mint flavours. But it still had to work hard to grab consumer attention with a media campaign, in-store sampling and smartphone app coupons. “When introducing a new product into the biscuit category, it’s important to disrupt consumer habits close to the point of purchase,” says marketing manager Julien Lacrampe. He points out more than 50% of biscuit purchases are unplanned – making in-store activity a particularly crucial tool.McVitie’s took a similarly disruptive approach in summer with an experiential campaign at London’s Westfield shopping centre. The experience, part of the brand’s ‘Sweeter Together’ marketing campaign, included interactive challenges with prizes up for grabs and 800,000 biscuit samples. “You only have a few seconds to grab the attention of shoppers with a new product,” says brand director Emma Stowers. “We do this by employing numerous trial-driving activities, such as events, highly visible displays and valuable competitions, depending on the innovation and the audience we’re trying to attract.”Watch: What could make shoppers stray from their favourite biscuit? Christmas Biscuit Selection BoxLaunch date: November 2018Manufacturer: Elizabeth ShawTargeting Christmas shoppers, Elizabeth Shaw’s new premium selection box includes White Chocolate & Cranberry, Mint & Cocoa and Coconut & Hazelnut biscuits, available at Sainsbury’s for £5 (420g). Containing between 71 and 77 calories per biscuit, the Christmas packs offer maximum indulgence for the festive period. This perhaps explains why NPD in biscuits tends to be a variation on a popular favourite, rather than ground-breaking innovation. It can be a popular tactic. Take the McVitie’s Thins range, which expanded to include Hobnobs and Chocfilled variants in July this year. Since launching in January 2017, Thins have accumulated £26m in sales, according to Pladis. Both Oreo and Burton’s Maryland have introduced similarly thinned versions of their classic SKUs over the past two years, with the former range now encompassing seven flavours.Still, some brands are looking to tempt consumers away from their regular habit with more unusual propositions. One such innovation was Pladis’ Flipz, which finally made its way from the US to the UK this summer. The milk and dark chocolate ‘swavoury’ pretzels – designed to tap the growing appetite for sweet and savoury combinations in snacking – have since accrued £2.7m in sales.Mondelez also took the plunge with the launch of Joyfills in August. Brand manager Carly Sharpe says the mini cream-filled biscuits, available in Oreo and Cadbury variants, were developed in response to modern consumer needs. “With increasingly busy lives and an always-on mindset shoppers are increasingly looking for convenient, bite-sized treats that deliver on delicious taste, but won’t weigh them down,” explains Sharpe. “The range offers something different to consumers, it’s unlike anything else on the market and is designed specifically to meet the changing lifestyle of the consumer.” It may also help that the biscuits are chocolate-based – the type favoured by 37% of consumers polled. It could prove a successful tack. Our Harris Interactive research found that, with the right motivation, biscuit shoppers can be convinced to stray away from their regular brand. When asked what could persuade them to try a new biscuit, 43% said they’d be tempted by a promotion or deal, while 41% would respond to a free sample or trial of a new product. More than one in five (21%) said they would be interested in trying a new biscuit if they had enjoyed the ad, and a quarter would be swayed by attractive packaging.Perhaps reliable and comforting isn’t the only way to win in biscuits, after all. With the right marketing and investment, new products might just be able to inject a bit of excitement into the biscuit aisle. So those who trade solely on habit had better watch their backs.Creative Challenge: GOATSavoury is the only type of biscuit in decline, having shed £13.4m this year [Kantar Worldpanel]. We asked global brand agency Imagination to inject some excitement into the sector with a new range of savoury biscuits. Here’s what they came up with.GOAT biscuit creative challenge 2018focallength 64flash 16cameramake Canonheight 705fnumber 11exposuretime 0.1orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CC 2originaldate 6/16/2016 5:30:39 PMwidth 940cameramodel Canon EOS 6Dfocallength 64flash 16cameramake Canonheight 705fnumber 11exposuretime 0.1orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CC 2originaldate 6/16/2016 5:30:39 PMwidth 940cameramodel Canon EOS 6D
The Batesville Boy’s Varsity tennis team defeated East Central 4-1 to win their sixth straight sectional championship.#1 Singles- Beau Brown was defeated by Jason Bosse 2-6, 1-6#2 Singles- Ben Schwettman defeated Matt Kuebel 6-0, 6-2#3 Singles- Spencer Rose defeated Braeden Wittich 6-0, 6-3#1 Doubles- Harsh Patel and Paul Ritter defeated Clark Maxwell and Bryce Stonefield 6-0, 6-0#2 Doubles- Will Harmeyer and Jonathan Kunkel defeated Chase Sizemore and Jared Volpenhein 6-2, 6-1Batesville is 15-6 on the season and will play against Richmond in the Regional at Richmond on Tuesday starting at 4:30.The Franklin County Wildcats captured The Connersville Sectional crown with a 5-0 win over the host Spartans and will battle The New Castle Trojans at The Richmond Regionals.The Greensburg Pirates were the Jennings County Sectional champs with a 4-1 win over the host Panthers and will square off against the host Panthers at The Bloomington North Regionals on Tuesday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney and the IHSAA.
Max Allegri has been approached to take the Netherlands job but is holding out for a club position. The Dutch side is due to face Italy in the Nations League on Monday evening in Amsterdam. They are operating under interim manager Dwight Lodeweges after coach Ronald Koeman left to take on the Barcelona job. read also:Tuchel’s PSG future under threat with Max Allegri lined up as successorAdvertisement Loading… The favourite to lead Holland is Henk ten Cate, but Sky Sport Italia report that Allegri had been initially approached. The former Juventus coach is currently out of contract, having taken a year out after he was fired by the Bianconeri at the end of the 2018-19 season. Allegri won five consecutive Serie A titles at Juventus, and reached the Champions League Final twice. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth10 Gorgeous Bollywood Divas Who Earn A LotThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Role
By Larry Lowrey Jr. SALINA, Kan. (June 20) – Some nights you’ve got it and Friday night Clay Money had it in the M&H Motors IMCA Northern SportMod feature at Salina Speedway.Starting from the fifth row, Money knew it would be tough to get to the front of the field but it wouldn’t be impossible. Money has had some strong finishes this season at Salina but victory lane had eluded him so far in 2014. Jacob Crowell and Chris Humphries led the field to the green. Money was quickly clicking them off one by one until he hit the front of the pack.Once at the front he would not be denied, racing to his first win at Salina in 2014. Point leader Austin Carter finished second after starting 11th and Daniel Gottschalk went from 10th to third.Clay Sellard picked up the opening night win in the Belleville Motorsports IMCA Modified class at Salina. Since then he has been strong, but he hasn’t been back to victory lane. Sellard knocked that monkey off his back Friday night by getting his second win of the season. The Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stock feature was as exciting as it could get.Tony Slothower worked his way to the front and looked to be going away but competition in this division is fierce and Tommy Fose wasn’t about to let Slothower have the win for the second straight week.Slothower led a large majority of the feature but on the white flag lap, Fose made his move and took the lead. The two worked their way around the track. Who was it going to be? Slothower wouldn’t give up he stayed right with Fose as they entered the final turn. In a drag race down the front chute it was Slothower by a bumper width over Fose.