Kan Shares First Round Lead at Saint Leo Invitational

first_imgThe Argos will begin the final round at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time and be paired with UCM and Anderson. Sophomore Solange Gomez is also among the top 10 players following a 2-over-par 74. She made the turn at 4-over before playing the final nine holes at 2-under. Kan’s round was part of a UWF effort that saw the Argonauts shoot 302 as a team and put themselves in fourth place. UWF is a stroke behind Tampa, five behind tourney-host Saint Leo and six behind leader FSC. Kan had three birdies, 11 pars, two bogeys and a double bogey over the 6,105-yard layout at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club. She is tied with Olivia Sobaski of Central Missouri and Nathalie Svensson of Florida Southern for the tourney lead.  Print Friendly Version ROUND 1 RESULTS & TUESDAY LIVE SCORINGDADE CITY, Fla. – UWF senior Kelie Kan shot a season-low even par 72 to share the first round lead at the Saint Leo Invitational on Monday. Sophomore Ronja Taipale and freshman Payton Pacheco are each tied for 27th after posting matching 78s. Junior Alexandra Ozuna is in 34th after an 80.last_img read more

Borough Assembly To Reconsider Invocation Guidelines

first_imgA prayer walk and counter-protest was held in Soldotna on August 17th, which brought the issue into the state spotlight. Gilman then sponsored an ordinance to remove the prayer, but quickly withdrew his sponsorship. It was picked up by Assembly Members Brandii Holmdahl, Willy Dunne, and Kelly Cooper… Hunt: “As an atheist, I reject the concept of gods or any other deity. I focus on the positive attributes of humankind, like love, compassion, and empathy. I draw inspiration from the creations and advancements of our species. It is my hope that I can invoke in you, each one of you tonight, a sense of empathy for your neighbors. Though our differences are vast and profound, we are still all the same species and we all strive to feel love, security, and happiness.” Facing strong opposition from Christian pastors, the ordinance failed introduction on a 4-4 vote with Ogle, Bagley, Gilman, and Knopp in opposition. Senator Micciche asked the Assembly to stand firm on keeping the invocation in place, recognizing everyone’s individual believes, and put some policies in place around how the invocation is given. During the Assembly’s next meeting (July 26), the invocation was offered by Lance Hunt… Asm. Cooper(Homer): “I believe very firmly that we should respect all beliefs and I think that at times we are very supportive of everyone, as long as they believe what we believe. So I’m supportive of a moment of silence, or perhaps a different approach, but I didn’t think it was necessary and that does not make you a non-believer.” “I was really appalled to be, and again tonight, to be subjected to a prayer because of people being arrogant and thinking everybody in this room is Christian and they aren’t…“I felt completely uncomfortable standing here having to give a prayer, I am not Christian and I am totally not… afraid to say that and I shouldn’t have to come in here and pray…“If any of you guys are Christian or whatever your belief system is, if you do read the Bible we’re not supposed to be shoving this down people’s throats.” The issue was first raised in April, as several Borough residents told the Assembly they felt persecuted… Resolution 2016-056, sponsored by Members Blaine Gilman and Dale Bagley, is the fourth proposal dealing with prayer to be introduced since June. In a memo, they write, ‘If the assembly is to continue allowing invocations to be offered at the beginning of its meetings, it is important to do so in a manner consistent with the law.’ Micciche: “What I ask you to do tonight is to not fold. It’s not easier to pass these ordinances tonight, it’s going to be harder. It will awaken a group of folks that feel like their religious freedoms, members of all religions are not being recognized.”center_img If the resolution is passed as written, it would allow for ‘a short prayer or a solemnizing message‘ to be offered by ‘an appointed representative from the Associations List.’ A list would be created by the Borough Clerk and include applicants from ‘religious associations with an established presence in the Kenai Peninsula Borough that regularly meet for the purpose of sharing a religious perspective, or chaplains who may serve one or more public organizations’ in the Borough. The organizations or churches would have to be qualified as a 501(c)(3) under the IRS tax code. Asm. Bagley (Soldotna): “I appreciate what the Assembly President’s doing with the prayer issue and trying to be fair, but I find it ironic that the prayer from the atheist wasn’t really about doing good and making good decisions. It was a political statement. And he was here tonight, filming the lady that gave the invocation and obviously she was doing it for a political statement and with him filming it, it’s kind of irritating that that’s what we’ve got here and I think that if a pastor had been here doing the same kind of political statements on something, we wouldn’t have been letting them back here, but that just my two cents.”  The resolution further clarifies that the ‘invocations speaker’ would be chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis and that no one in attendance should be required to participate or singled out for their actions during the invocation. There was no push-back or public response to the invocation offered during that meeting. It wasn’t until the August 9th meeting, when the invocation was given by a member of the Temple of Satan, that complaints surfaced. Two additional invocation-related ordinances were then brought forward to either end the prayer time or change it to a moment of silence. Both failed and Senator Peter Micciche spoke as ‘a concerned citizen’ of the Peninsula… Assembly Member Dale Bagley spoke against the changing tone of Assemlby prayer… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will take up the issue of prayer again next week, this time to limit the opening invocation to representatives connected to a recognized religion. The new policies will be considered during the Assembly’s October 11th meeting in the Borough Assembly Chambers in Soldotna. The Assembly President may authorize an assembly member to provide the invocation if no speaker was available.last_img read more