STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN -THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2019

first_imgBAFFERT-SMITH SPLIT ON McKINZIE IS JUST BUSINESS D’AMATO HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN CITY OF HOPE CALLAGHAN MULLS BREEDERS’ CUP FOR SQUARE DEAL MANDELLA EYES EMERALD CITY WITH OMAHA BEACH MANDELLA EXCITED ABOUT RETURN OF OMAHA BEACHSaturday marks the second time Richard Mandella embarks down the Yellow Brick Road with Omaha Beach.This time, he hopes to reach the Emerald City.He never got there on May 4, when the pre-race favorite for the Kentucky Derby missed the classic due to an entrapped epiglottis which ultimately required surgery. The son of War Front has not raced since, but is scheduled to return in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event.The race will be decided at six furlongs, a distance in which Omaha Beach will be making his debut, having last raced at a mile and an eighth on April 13, capturing the Grade I Arkansas Derby on a sloppy track.“I’m excited,” trainer Richard Mandella said at his barn early Thursday morning about the widely anticipated comeback of Omaha Beach. “I’m not sure if he’s quick enough to beat some of the top sprinters in there, but he sure acts like he could.“We’re anxious to see how it goes, but the main thing is getting him back to the races. We’ll see what might be next after we run. I’ll tell you after we get a race into him.”The “top sprinter” is Shancelot, a front-running son of Shanghai Bobby trained by Jorge Navarro. Winner of three of his four starts, the three-year-old colt drew the advantageous outside post in a field of six and is Jon White’s 4-5 morning line favorite.The Sprint Championship, race nine of 10 with a 12:30 p.m. first post time: $6,000 supplemental nominee One Flew South, Evin Roman, 30-1; Omaha Beach, Mike Smith, 8-5; Shancelot, Emisael Jaramillo, 4-5; Flagstaff, Victor Espinoza, 4-1; California Street, Drayden Van Dyke, 15-1; and Horse Greedy, Martin Pedroza, 15-1.THREE STAKES FEATURED ON SATURDAY’S NBC SPORTSSaturday’s NBC Sports Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series will present expanded coverage to include the Grade III LA Woman Stakes (scheduled post time 2:33 p.m. PT) incorporated into the regularly scheduled America’s Day at the Races Show.America’s Day at the Races (4 to 5 p.m. PT) will cover the Santa Anita Sprint Championship with Laffit Pincay III and Gary Stevens in studio and Michelle Yu reporting.D’AMATO GOES FOR ONE-TWO PUNCH IN CITY OF HOPEPhil D’Amato, who sent out Cleopatra’s Strike and Acclimate to run one-two in last Saturday’s John Henry Turf Championship, hopes for a repeat result with Andesh and Prince Carl in this Saturday’s Grade II City of Hope Mile on turf, which drew 11 entrants.Andesh, an Irish-bred gelding, won an overnight race at Del Mar last out despite being squeezed at the start of the one-mile grass test.Prince Earl, a four-year-old California-bred gelding, rallied from sixth in a field of 10 to win the Grade II Del Mar Mile Handicap on Aug. 18.“He got squeezed out of it pretty good,” D’Amato said of Andesh. “He was running that day first time as a gelding, and we thought that would help him. He’s come back really good.“Prince Earl hasn’t missed a beat, either. He’s been training heads-up with my other Grade I winner, Bowie’s Hero, and I look forward to another solid performance.”The City of Hope, race eight: Ohio, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 12-1; Synchrony, Joe Talamo, 5-1; True Valour, Drayden Van Dyke, 10-1; Restrainedvengence, Martin Garcia, 15-1; Big Score, Mike Smith, 10-1; Catapult, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; River Boyne, Ruben Fuentes, 4-1; Kingly, Mario Gutierrez, 20-1; Prince Earl, Geovanni Franco, 7-2; Andesh, Abel Cedillo, 20-1; and Bolo, Tyler Baze, 6-1.BAFFERT’S DECISION TO CHANGE RIDERS IS ‘BUSINESS’When it comes to man and horse, Bob Baffert taking Mike Smith off of McKinzie doesn’t measure up to, say, Cervantes removing Don Quixote from Rocinante, but relatively speaking, it is memorable in racing.It wasn’t personal. As they said in “The Godfather,” it’s business.Baffert and Smith, both Hall of Fame members, have enjoyed a long and successful relationship, most significantly in 2018 when they joined forces for Justify’s Triple Crown sweep and Horse of the Year title.But after Smith finished second aboard odds-on favorite McKinzie in last Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes, Baffert later said he was making a change in riders on McKinzie for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 2 at Santa Anita.“Mike wanted to talk to me after the race, but I told him to come to the barn,” Baffert said Thursday morning following a bullet six furlong breeze by Roadster (1:13 flat). “That’s when I told him I wanted to make a switch.“I respect Mike and he’s my friend, but I’m entitled to change my mind. McKinzie is not a difficult horse to ride and my whole focus right now is to get him really right.”TRAINER HAS OPTIONS FOR TWO-YEAR-OLD SQUARE EDDIE COLTSquare Deal makes his grass debut in Sunday’s $100,000 Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Speakeasy Stakes for two-year-olds at five furlongs on turf, giving the winner a fees-paid berth to the $1 million Juvenile Turf Sprint Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.A California-bred son of Square Eddie owned by Arnold Zetcher and Qatar Racing Limited, Square Eddie won his last two starts in restricted stakes on dirt against Cal-breds, the Graduation and the Im Smokin.“The Square Eddies do really well on the turf sprinting,” allowed trainer Simon Callaghan. “We felt like we needed a race between now for either the Breeders’ Cup or the Golden State Juvenile ($200,000 on dirt at seven furlongs for Cal-breds also on Nov. 1).“But if he were to run well Sunday, we’d run him in the Breeders’ Cup.”FINISH LINES: Congratulations to Huey Barnes, who celebrates his 86th birthday today. In his 40th year as an assistant starter, Barnes came from New York to California in 1954 with his late friend, Eugene (Snake) McDaniel, grooming and exercising horses for Charlie Whittingham. “I’m hanging in there,” said the charismatic and colorful Barnes, who will have dinner tonight with his family, which includes his wife, three sons and a daughter . . . Paradise Woods came out of her impressive victory in Sunday’s Zenyatta Stakes and will train up to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, trainer John Shirreffs said . . . With five wins through the first three racing days, including four graded stakes, Abel Cedillo has made an immediate impact with fans and horsemen alike at Santa Anita. “People notice him,” agent Tom Knust said. “Trainers have been calling even though the condition book had my wrong phone number, so that didn’t help. Seriously, he works hard. He worked horses at San Luis Rey last week and was out here at 5:30 this morning. He’ll work seven, eight horses every morning, so it’s paid off so far.” . . . A special edition of America’s Day at the Races airs Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m. PT on FS2 featuring coverage of the City of Hope Mile (race eight) and the Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship (race nine). Earlier in the day, on the 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT edition of ADR, the Grade III LA Woman (race five) will be shown from Santa Anita with Michelle Yu reporting . . . Mario Gutierrez, who rode One East Bro in last Saturday’s third race, has been suspended four days (Oct. 13, 14, 15 and 19) for careless riding, his second offense in the last 60 days.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:All-Star Stronach 5 Ticket for October 4th, 2019XBTV Thursday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on October 3rd, 2019FEATURES:Quick Questions With Trainer Eoin Harty: Part 1 of 2WORK OUTS:Anuket (Baffert) 10/02/19Bolo (City of Hope Mile) (Gaines) 10/02/19Shancelot (SA Sprint) (Navarro) 9/29/19Andesh (Outside), Prince Earl (Middle) and Bowies Hero (Inside) (D’Amato) 09/16/19Neptune’s Storm (Outside) and Via Egnatia (Baltas) 9/29/19Omaha Beach (Outside) and Magic Rate (Mandella) 9/27/19Map Maker (Inside) and Technicolor (Baffert) 9/27/17Campaign (Sadler) 9/27/19last_img read more

Van Dijk explodes against those who think they threw the FA Cup: “That’s stupid”

first_imgAnd that bad streak has caused them to win over the team, which they have come to face that they don’t want to win competitions like the FA Cup to be fresh in other tournaments. And Van Dijk has not bit his tongue, responding to anyone who thinks that, as he collects Mirror: “That’s stupid. We want to win in every competition. We show it against Chelsea with the alignment and energy we put in. We try to do everything we can to win.” Virgil van Dijk is probably the best defense in the world right now. The Dutch defense of Liverpoolchampion of Europe, he is having a great season with his club, but in recent weeks there have been potholes along the way. They were undefeated in the Premier League and since February 18 they have won three losses in four games, (1-0 in the Champions League against Atlético de Madrid, 2-0 in the Premier League against Watford and 2-0 against Chelsea in the FA Cup). 4 Premier League* Data updated as of March 5, 2020 However, he regrets that after such a good campaign people have lost their patience so quickly for three bad results: “In life there are people who are never satisfied. They are always looking for negative things. Either you continue with that negative spirit or you focus on the good things. I prefer to focus on the good things.”The central is convinced that they will achieve the objectives that have been set, but took the opportunity to ironize about the Premier League, which will hardly escape their hands, since they have a large advantage over the Manchester City: “We are in a very good situation. Close to what we all hope to achieve. Let’s go for it. Let’s focus only on the Premier League, because it is very small, huh?”last_img read more

Generika out to bounce back from opening-day loss

first_imgLa Union archers hit target; Dasma chessers shine LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Generika-Ayala tries to recover from an anemic first game as it faces Cocolife in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Action starts at 7 p.m. following the 4:15 p.m. match between Sta. Lucia Realty and rookie team Iriga City.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Generika-Ayala, with Katarina Pilepic of Croatia, Darlene Ramdin of Trinidad and Tobago and Penina Snuka of the US, bowed to the powerful Petron squad bannered by Hillary Hurley and Lindsay Stalzer and Japanese libero Yuri Fukuda, 25-13, 25-17, 25-19, on Saturday.Generika-Ayala head coach Francis Vicente is also banking on local stars Gen Casugod, Fiola Ceballos, Kat Arado and team captain Angeli Araneta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Confrontation held between resident, Police

first_imgInvasion of Waiakabra gold miner’s home… PCA launches probeThe Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has launched an investigation into the alleged invasion by ranks of the Guyana Police Force into the home of a Waiakabra Linden-Soesdyke Highway resident last weekend.Commander of A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Marlon Chapman told Guyana Times that the aggrieved resident had visited his office to file an official complaint into the matter.He said he subsequently directed the man to the Police Complaints Authority where the ranks were summoned to appear for a confrontation. An Investigation is ongoing.The resident (name withheld) explained that the policeman (name withheld) during the confrontation was made to apologise for his unprofessional actions. He said he was advised that the PCA will contact him upon completion of the investigation.Furious residents contacted Guyana Times on Saturday last when ranks attached to the Timehri Police Station allegedly invaded the home of a miner, claiming that they were searching for stolen items.The actions of the police have left residents to believe that they were planning to rob the man, who returned from the interior one day prior to the raid.Reports were that two of the ranks were dressed in uniform, while a female was dressed in casual attire. They all claimed to be ranks of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).Based on reports received, at about 2:15h on Saturday, residents of the village were engaged in a night of worship at the church when they saw a motorcar bearing registration number PVV 2207 passing, heading towards the man’s home.A resident, Devika (only name given), stated that as the car passed, one of the occupants told the others, “people in the church”, but the vehicle continued driving towards the house.The woman explained that the villagers became suspicious after they heard a loud sound, and upon checking, they saw one of the ranks kicking open the door to the miner’s house.She said the owner of the home came out and inquired as to the purpose of the visit. By this time, the congregation had left the church and were headed over to the man’s house, since they feared that their fellow villager was about to be robbed by bandits posing as Police ranks.The woman said the ranks all appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, and more so, one of the men was reportedly smoking.“They were shocked because the area is usually very desolate and has very little electricity, and no one would be up at that hour but because we had an all-night prayer service, we were there, and it was obvious they weren’t expecting that,” she added.A sister of the home owner, Oslyn Wilson, related that the police told her brother that they were there to search the premises for stolen articles in relation to a robbery involving his son.However, the young man who is being accused works as an operator at a gold mining company in the interior and was at his place of employment at the time, hence he could not have been involved in a robbery, as was reported by the police.The police, she said, were quite adamant that they had to search the bottom flat of the premises.“We asked for them to produce a search warrant, which they did not have but because my brother was fearful, he allowed them in,” she said.The woman added that as her brother opened the door, the police entered the home as did the other occupants of the car. Upon seeing this, the church members followed.“They went in and opened the wardrobe and cupboards, and immediately walked out back. It was as if they were not even searching for anything,” Wilson stated.Upon questioning the ranks about the stolen items they were searching for, they could not provide a response.It is based on their actions that the residents are of the opinion that had the church not been in session, the occupants of the car would have executed a robbery.When Guyana Times contacted the Timehri Police Station, a corporal related that he was not aware of an operation, and advised that the residents make a report to the station.last_img read more

Fort St. John remembers on 9/11

first_imgThe memorial was put on by the Fort St. John Fire Department Sunday morning.The memorial included speeches from Chief Fred Burrows, Senator Richard Neufeld and Fire Department Chaplain Gord Klassen.  Ten years ago today, 2,974 people lost their lives during the attacks of 9/11.  A total of 411 emergency workers died while trying to save people that day.- Advertisement -Here are just a few photos from the memorial.last_img

Ronaldo’s 11 stunning Champions League records which could end the Messi debate

first_img 11 11 4. Most goals in a single Champions League season – Ronaldo also holds the record for the most Champions League goals in a single season with 17 in the 2013/14 season. 11 5. Most goals in last four Champions League seasons – In the last four Champions League seasons Ronaldo has scored 52 goals – that’s 20 more than Lionel Messi, who has scored the second most. 10. Second most Champions League hat-tricks – On the theme of hat-tricks, only Lionel Messi (five) has more than hat-tricks in the competition than Ronaldo, who has four to his name. No one has scored more braces than Ronaldo’s 23, however. 11 11 9. Third-fastest ever Champions League hat-trick – Ronaldo scored the third-fastest Champions League hat-trick against Malmo this season, taking a mere 11 minutes. Only Blackburn’s Mike Newell (nine minutes) and Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomes (seven minutes) were quicker. 2. Most goals in a Champions League group stage – He has scored 11 goals in the Champions League group stages this season to break his own record of nine (which he jointly held with Luiz Adriano). 11 11 11 11 11 7. Champions League semi-final top goalscorer – To silence the suggestion that Ronaldo is just a bully who punishes the smaller teams, the 31-year-old has TEN semi-final goals – more than anyone else. 8. Most goals in consecutive Champions League games – Ronaldo is the only player to score in eight consecutive Champions League games, achieved in 2013/14. 11. Second most Champions League assists – Many think the Portuguese is just a selfish goalscorer, but only Ryan Giggs (30) has contributed more assists in the competition than Ronaldo, who has 26. 6. Champions League knockout stage top scorer – No player has scored more goals in the knockout stages of the Champions League than Ronaldo, who has 41 (and counting). 3. All-time Champions League top goalscorer – Ronaldo is the top scorer in Champions League history with 90 goals – seven more than Lionel Messi and 19 more than Real Madrid legend Raul. 44 of Ronaldo’s goals came away from home (another competition record). 1. Ronaldo is the Champions League top scorer this season – see 10 more Ronaldo stats, just click the arrow above, right – So far this season Ronaldo already has a remarkable 13 goals in eight appearances. That puts him five ahead of second-placed Robert Lewandowski. 11 Cristiano Ronaldo has sent records tumbling his whole career and most notably becoming Real Madrid’s all-time top goalscorer earlier in the season.The Portuguese is a goalscoring machine, emphasised by his record of being the only player in history to score 60+ goals in four consecutive seasons from 2010/11 to 2013/14.However, many still see the former Manchester United forward as inferior to not just rival Lionel Messi, but also the likes of Neymar and Andres Iniesta.Messi-inspired Barcelona’s dominance in La Liga means the two are always vying for supremacy, but his Champions League superiority is unrivaled.Click the arrow above, right, to marvel at Ronaldo’s stunning European records!Stats correct up to 5 April 2016last_img read more

Abuse of OT plagues county

first_imgBefore undercover surveillance investigators caught up with her, Probation Department secretary Debra Brown-Patton claimed 762 hours of overtime she never worked. She also falsely claimed 52 hours of compensatory time, cheating taxpayers out of a total of $20,640, Los Angeles County Auditor-Controller records show. “She was regularly modifying her time card after approval by her supervisor to add overtime hours,” said Robert Campbell, supervising investigator in the auditor’s Office of Investigations. Patton, 49, pleaded no contest in July to a felony count of grand theft and was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service and repay the money to the county, prosecutors said. She was fired from her job. The case of Patton – one of a rapidly growing number of county employees fired and disciplined for overtime abuses – comes more than a year after the Board of Supervisors directed officials to rein in excessive overtime. And officials have again begun to question time card abuse as county overtime costs have continued to soar. For the fiscal year ending June 30, the county overspent its overtime budget by $48 million, with total overtime costs shooting up 14 percent from the previous year to $354 million. In January – a month that saw record flooding ravage the county – about 3,000 employees racked up overtime equal to 50 percent or more of their salaries, about 350 employees doubled their salaries and 16 tripled their pay. So far this fiscal year, in October alone nearly 5,600 employees earned overtime equal to half or more of their pay, 520 more than doubled their income, and 50 more than tripled their salaries, according to a new overtime report. Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen said the main reason the county overspent its overtime budget last fiscal year is because the understaffed Sheriff’s Department has had to ask deputies to work double shifts while reopening jails and trying to increase the amount of time inmates serve. The sheriff’s OT budget rose from $75 million in 2003-04 to $123 million last year. Meanwhile, the Probation Department’s overtime budget more than doubled from $6 million in 2003-04 to $13 million last year, primarily due to federal requirements the department increase its ratio of staff to youths in juvenile halls. In addition, however, more than a quarter of Probation Department staff also are off work on long-term disability claims, requiring employees to work more overtime. “Primarily, it’s an increase in workers’ compensation claims driven by a change in the state labor code, which provides more generous benefits to staff who are off work,” said Robert Smythe, chief of administrative services. But some officials also have begun to question whether even more needs to be done to curb time card fraud and rising overtime costs. “There is no question we have to get a handle on it,” said Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, whose district encompasses the Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center, where numerous workers have been disciplined or fired for time card abuses. “I think overtime is often utilized on a friendship basis to give to some people as a perk. I think there is a lot of abuse in that way,” she said. Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, said the soaring numbers of employees doubling and tripling their incomes with overtime makes it clear “extraordinary abuse” is occurring. “Perhaps at this point, a policy of no overtime whatsoever unless it’s specifically approved by managers is the policy they need to pursue,” Coupal said. The supervisors began cracking down on excessive overtime after the Los Angeles Daily News, a sister publication to this newspaper, revealed in June 2004 that 390 employees in the sheriff’s, health and probation departments boosted their salaries more than 50 percent with overtime and eight more than doubled their pay. In August 2004, supervisors directed officials to generate monthly reports tracking employees paid overtime in excess of 50 percent of their regular salaries. troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

EXPERIMENTAL HARPS LACK WINNING FORMULA AGAINST MERVUE

first_imgWith the ghost given up on league honours or promotion hopes, Peter Hutton experimented with his starting line-up against Mervue Utd at Finn Park.With four games left and no chance of a play-off place, the Finn Harps boss gave a number of players a chance.But only the former Derry City player will know what insight he got from tonight’s non-eventful encounter as Mervue ground out a 2-0 win. A number of players including Jordan Duffy and Marty Owens, who wouldn’t normally be in the shake-down for a starting eleven, got the nod.The game was only five minutes old when the Galway side went away in fortunate circumstances.Jason Molloy cut on from the left wing and his deflected shot deceived Ciaran Gallagher to make it 1-0 for the visitors.The lively Paul McVeigh almost got Harps back on level terms on 12 minutes when his curler brought a fine save from Conor O’Malley. What started off as a lively enough counter soon fizzled off for the remainder of the half.In the second half Michael Funston had a 20 yard effort easily saved while Michael Duffy should have doubled his side’s advantage but blazed over from close range.Ryan Manning did manage to grab that second goal for Mervue when he drilled home from Molloy’s cross in the 74th minute.It was the last real action of a game which lived up to the bill of it being a non-event for ether side. EXPERIMENTAL HARPS LACK WINNING FORMULA AGAINST MERVUE was last modified: September 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finn harpsMERVUE UTDlast_img read more

DDTV: AMAZING GUITARIST CALE’S SHOW-STOPPING PERFORMANCE AT ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE CONCERT

first_imgDDTV: This amazing 3rd year student from St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny is just 15 years old.Cale O’Donnell silenced the audience at the St Eunan’s annual school concert in An Grianán Theatre on Friday night 1st May 2014.Click play to watch and enjoy   DDTV: AMAZING GUITARIST CALE’S SHOW-STOPPING PERFORMANCE AT ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE CONCERT was last modified: May 3rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cale O’Donnellguitaristlast_img read more

Big East Coast floods leave 10 people dead

first_img In Alstead, north of Keene, several residents were unaccounted-for, and firefighters safely retrieved three people from a home that appeared ready to be washed away. Capt. Don Martin had to make the trip through the rising and rushing water three times, each time lending his rescue belt to one of the residents. He held onto a rope loop and signaled his fellow firefighters 200 feet away to start pulling. “I fell into one ditch that had to be at least 4 feet deep,” Martin said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ALSTEAD, N.H. – Prolonged, heavy rain caused flooding from North Carolina to Maine over the weekend, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate, knocking out electricity, weakening dams and making roads impassable. At least 10 people died in flooding or in rain-related crashes, including two young people killed in New Hampshire when a car apparently drove off a washed-out bridge into flood waters, officials said. At least one other person was seen being swept away in a swift-flowing river. Gov. John Lynch returned from Europe to take charge of relief efforts in New Hampshire. He declared a state of emergency and called in 500 National Guard members for assistance. “This is the worst damage they’ve seen from flooding in 25 years in New Hampshire,” the governor said Sunday night. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week By Monday, the floodwaters were receding in some areas. But with rain in the forecast for the next several days, the National Weather Service warned that dams could fail or overflow. A surge over Warren Lake dam in Alstead, N.H., sent a 4- or 5-foot wall of water downstream during the weekend, damaging at least a half dozen bridges and washing away several homes. The most severe flooding in New Hampshire was in and around Keene, where some major roads were under as much as 4 feet to 6 feet of water, fire officials said. The city had no electricity and was awash in the sounds of generators and pumps Monday when the governor visited. “It’s nice to see the support and all the help,” said Darcey Zecha, whom Lynch met outside her mother’s home. About 500 people were evacuated, and about 150 were staying at a shelter in a recreation center Sunday. In Hinsdale, southwest of Keene, 19-year-old Sean Weeks was awakened by firefighters early Sunday and warned to leave. Shortly afterward, a house across the street collapsed into the raging water, but no one was in it at the time. “I looked out my window and all I could see – straight down – was water, right up against the building,” Weeks said. “I saw all this New Orleans stuff happening and I was thinking, ‘This can’t happen to me,’ then bada-bing, bada-boom, it just happened.” last_img read more