The Florida-based Hometeam New Years Rally saw delighted fans dancing under the stars as they rang out the old and rang out the old and ring in the new with the soulful sounds of The Nth Power. The Nth Power had an incredible 2016 with a well-received new live album, To Be Free, a stellar cross country tour and their amazing tribute to the late Maurice White and the music of Earth, Wind & Fire. Wisely choosing to ring out the year in sunny Florida, the band took the stage an hour before the ball drop to give the fans enough time to catch the spirit and get primed before welcoming the organizers on stage for a high energy farewell to 2016.Our own Rex Thomson was on hand to catch the fun with his cameras and has a sweet two-camera clip for us to watch and get up close and personal with The Nth Power and their on-stage guests. The countdown starts about three minutes into the video, before the band launches into a ripping version of their ode to living life to the fullest, “Right Now.” Check out the fun below:
“You need to create a political constituency around the children’s success,” Bush said. He called for a nationwide political campaign to “put a face” on the price of failures in the U.S. education system.The panelists also discussed the political climate for education reform and how it might change with a newly divided Congress. Podesta, director of the Center for American Progress in Washington, repeatedly called for sustaining the “political momentum” for education reform created by No Child Left Behind. (Even Spellings, one of the chief architects of NCLB, said the law has become “radioactive” politically.)“The middle’s been hollowed out in this Congress,” Podesta said. Despite partisan tension, he said, there might still be majority support for building accountability into the system.Podesta, who led Obama’s White House transition team two years ago, praised Race to the Top, the president’s $10 billion education fund set aside for states that prioritize and demonstrate significant school reforms.“I think this idea that you can use an incentive to create change through competition among the states will catch on,” Podesta said. “You can use relatively scarce dollars to move things along more rapidly.”While competition for the money has appeared to energize some of the worst-performing states, the panelists said, money alone will not fix the education system.Even in tough financial times, Rhee said, school districts can still achieve reform.“Budget cuts could be used as an opportunity … to push some significant changes in these age-old, dinosaurish policies,” said Rhee, cited hiring, salary, and layoff practices that favor teachers with seniority, despite, she said, no demonstrable evidence that more experience in the classroom equates to better teaching.“The answer isn’t always money,” Bush said. “There needs to be a compelling story.”Where should reformers turn to find that compelling narrative? In the night’s first real instance of strange bedfellows, Bush said that Obama could be the person to sell education reform to the public as a national priority. Three of the nation’s leading advocates for standards-based education reform — former Washington, D.C., chancellor of schools Michelle Rhee, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, and former Clinton White House chief of staff John Podesta — called for teacher accountability and scalable school reforms during a discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School Thursday night (Nov. 18).“Strange Bedfellows: The Politics of Education and the Future of Reform” drew a crowd to the Institute of Politics’ (IOP) John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. The event’s name was somewhat ironic, given the ease and agreement with which the big-name panelists dove into the major education issues of the day.“It’s like we have Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, and Tina Turner together on the same stage,” said moderator Margaret Spellings, secretary of education under George W. Bush. (For the many undergraduates in the audience, Spellings translated her reference to Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga, drawing laughter.)The panelists discussed how to use business-style organizational reform to improve America’s worst-performing schools. Among the ideas promoted were merit-based pay and promotions for teachers, giving school principals more control over funds, and scrapping states’ teacher certification processes in order to draw the best midcareer professionals into the classroom.Currently, “we don’t want to differentiate among teachers,” Rhee said. “If you tell a teacher they’re not doing a good job, it’s like you’re attacking the entire profession.”The evening began with an assessment of Rhee and Bush’s rocky but productive tenures working with the D.C. and Florida schools. Rhee in particular was punished by her District constituents, who voted out her boss, Mayor Adrian Fenty, in this year’s Democratic primary. Bush now runs the Foundation for Excellence in Education; Rhee said she is unsure of her next move.The primary lesson from their time in office, they said, was that playing politics is more effective than playing nice if one wants to achieve reform.Bush took pride in his stance toward teachers’ unions and school districts, calling it “Jeb’s Way.” During his tenure as governor from 1999 to 2007, Florida’s high school graduation rate jumped from 60 percent to just shy of 80 percent, he said.“I made education the chief political issue before I made it the chief policy issue,” said Bush, who is finishing a weeklong visiting fellowship at IOP. “If you have a passion for something, you shouldn’t keep it a secret.”After her first two years in office, Rhee said, Washington was leading the nation in gains in both math and reading on the national NAEP exam. But she and Fenty were voted out for failing to “figure out the political dynamic,” she said.The speakers agreed that America’s public schools lack a grass-roots base to demand reform.“The problem is there is no organized interest group in this country that defends and promotes what’s right for kids,” Rhee said.
Envisioning a green space as inviting and social as it would be operative and effective, students Ecaterina Dobrescu and Rebecca Bartlett of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) set out last semester to transform a concrete patio space at Gund Hall into a modular system of vegetation and planters that could absorb and purify stormwater.Funded by an Office for Sustainability student grant, “Stormwater Modules” seeks to test flexible design and the capacity of a small-scale system to reduce the quantity of stormwater runoff from rooftops to help improve water quality.Stormwater management has long been employed across the country to collect rainwater and melted snow that runs off from streets, lawns, and buildings. As the rainwater flows off these surfaces and into rivers and streams, it picks up chemicals and other harmful pollutants. Traditional stormwater management often neglects the natural world’s steps of slow and timely absorption, purification, and replenishment. Increasingly, municipalities and building owners are seeking new and innovative strategies to collect stormwater runoff and purify it before it re-enters rivers and streams.Inspired both by an independent study on the performance of stormwater management systems at Harvard and by an effort to design a green roof for the GSD, Dobrescu and Bartlett chose one of Gund Hall’s south-facing patios as their test site. Removing some of the individual pavers on the patio’s surface, they replaced the concrete slabs with moveable and interchangeable planters filled with various types of succulent plants. By replacing the traditional pavers with these nature-inspired modules, the project aims to reduce the quantity and speed of stormwater running off the building’s roof.In addition to the rooftop planters, the students installed a test site for comparing the water that is collected and released on the unaltered patio with the water collected and released by the planters. To test and study the absorbability of the plants, the students used hydrogel beads, a modern material designed to absorb water and slowly release it back into the atmosphere. In one Plexiglas box, the students placed only hydrogel beads, and in the other box they placed a layer of beads underneath one of their planters. As the beads expand and fill the boxes, the students will be able to compare rates and amounts of stormwater absorbed.The hope, Dobrescu said, is that these planters provide a small-scale but practical and replicable solution to a substantial environmental challenge. “We hope that students and other green teams will take this modular system further, bringing it to other campus spaces with similar conditions. The system is designed to be moved, changed, and adapted.”Dobrescu and Bartlett also built chairs and stools for the patio that added a social dynamic to the space while also functioning as stormwater modules. The seating was built out of recycled pallet wood from the GSD and can be rearranged easily according to students’ needs. The idea, Dobrescu said, was to create a greater draw for students, staff, and faculty to enjoy the outdoor spaces the GSD offers, raising the social quality of the building. “We’ve heard positive feedback from the students, and we’re excited that they’re embracing this redesigned space,” she said.Dobrescu and Bartlett worked collaboratively with the GSD Green Team, Harvard’s Environmental Health and Services team, and GSD facilities manager Kevin Cahill. “Everyone was extremely helpful and enthusiastic. The success of this project is in large part due to Kevin’s openness to new ideas,” Dobrescu said. “We also greatly appreciated his aid in solving some of the technical difficulties.”For Cahill, the success is seeing the research being done at the GSD turned into action. “It’s terrific to see the facilities be used as a laboratory for research, and it’s nice to see the research conducted in a social space rather than a gallery setting,” he said.Dobrescu and Bartlett also credit the GSD and the student grant program. “In the last year, we’ve been challenged to think about sustainability in a new way,” Dobrescu said. “With new ideas being born at the GSD every day, we were pushed and inspired to come up with an innovative solution to a real-world, environmental problem. The student grant program allowed us to take our ideas a step further, and we’re excited to test and study the results of this project.”
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Queens man was sentenced Thursday to two to six years in prison after admitting he forced a 15-year-old runaway Long Island girl into prostitution for a week last year.Gary Council pleaded guilty Feb. 14 in Queens court to sex trafficking charges.Prosecutors said the 22-year-old man forced the victim to have sex with men in exchange for money at a house in Ozone Park he and others were squatting in, then forced her to give him the cash for six days ending Feb. 11, 2012.“This was a horrific case in which the victim, a young girl, managed to survive a nightmarish ordeal,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. “Fortunately…the victim will not have to testify at trial and relive her ordeal.”Inside the Hidden World of Sex Trafficking on Long IslandWhen the victim tried to leave or take a shower, Council forced her to stay and prostitute herself through online ads.“You’re not going anywhere,” Council told the victim, according to prosecutors. “You are going to stay here and make my money.”The victim fled Feb. 12, 2012, when Council told the victim to go across the street and get him something from the store. She instead ran away and did not return.Council was the ringleader of a group of men who were rounded up in the case.Three other men, 24-year-old Junior Goldring, 22-year-old Omari Millington and 23-year-old Renardo Williams, all of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty to raping the girl.Andrea Furlonge, 22, of Queens, also pleaded guilty to sex trafficking in the case. Roy McMillan, 25, of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty to trespassing.Goldring, Millington, Williams and Furlonge are scheduled to be sentenced next month. McMillan will be sentenced in April.
CAPTION: German diesel engine manufacturer MTU has repowered this Russian-built Class TU7 loco for Vietnam Railways with a 12V 183 engine; further power units have been supplied for conversion of seven more TU7s and 15 Romanian-built D11HsCAPTION: China’s Dalian locomotive works has rolled out the first of 50 Class 2101 diesel locos for Nigerian Railway Corp; four of the 2 400 hp 1 067 mm gauge locos were delivered in January, with six more following in March
It warned there was a risk of paying incorrect pensions and insufficient clarity about future benefits if the pension fund had to continue the final salary plan for military personnel.Recently, the unions said they would lodge an appeal against the employer – the Dutch State – demanding that military staff continue accruing pensions under final salary arrangements “as the social partners had not yet reached an agreement about another pension plan”.The unions’ decision was triggered by the verdict in summary proceedings of a court in The Hague, which judged that average salary agreements should apply as the social partners, including the unions, had agreed to this.Regulator to focus on communication from schemes facing cutsDutch communication supervisor Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM) is to focus on whether pension funds that have to apply rights cuts in 2020 correctly inform their members.In its supervisory agenda for 2019, AFM said it wanted to protect vulnerable consumers against financial problems.Members must have the financial means at retirement they expected as a result of solid information, effective guidance around options, and suitable matching products, the regulator said.Pension funds must legally inform their participants in a correct, clear, timely and balanced way.AFM said it would also check whether pension funds correctly applied new rules regarding improved defined contribution plans, which allows for a drawdown pension.The regulator added that it would look for inconsistencies in the pension claims communicated to members by the pension providers.The large metal schemes PMT (€72bn) and PME (€47bn) could be subject to the AFM’s supervisory priorities, as they are facing rights cuts in 2020 if their funding is short of the minimum required level of 104.3% at the end of this year. At November-end, the funding levels of PMT and PME were 102.5% and 101.6%, respectively.AFM also indicated that it would dedicate resources to providing clarity about the effects of Brexit for Dutch financial companies involved in trading equity, bonds and derivatives. The €409bn Dutch civil service scheme ABP is to appeal against the verdict of an Amsterdam court in summary proceedings brought by trade unions about a switch from final to average salary arrangements for military staff.On its website, the pension fund explained that, by forbidding ABP to communicate in terms of final and average salary, the court had in effect blocked the scheme from providing the Ministry of Defence (MoD) personnel with information to which they were entitled. It said it would not be able to inform the MoD staff in the legally prescribed “correct, clear and balanced” way about their pension or answer questions.Responding to the court’s conclusion that ABP had only to blame itself for implementation problems, the pension fund argued that the court had underestimated the complexity of the plan and the IT challenges it posed.
Energy Glory, a new LNG carrier for NYK and Tokyo Gas, has been named at the Tsu shipyard, part of Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU), in Japan.NYK and Tokyo LNG Tanker, a subsidiary of Tokyo Gas, have a long-term charter contract for this vessel.The 122,800-ton Energy Glory is the third ship to be jointly owned by NYK (30%) and Tokyo LNG Tanker (70%).Following its delivery, the newbuilding will be mainly used over the next 20 years for LNG transportation from the Cove Point LNG project in the United States.This new carrier is equipped with an SPB design that allows for robust propulsion and reduced fuel consumption and comes with a tri-fuel diesel electric propulsion system that can use low-sulfur fuel oil. The ship will thus be able to mitigate environmental burdens.With a cargo tank capacity of 165,000 cubic meters, Energy Glory features a length of 299.9 meters and a width of 48.9 meters. Currently, it has a market value of USD 189.01 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.
Hamburg-based Nauticor, a Linde Group Company said that the world’s largest bunker supply vessel (BSV) for liquefied natural gas (LNG) Kairos conducted its 100th LNG bunker supply operation.This milestone was achieved during a bunkering operation for the product tanker Gaia Desgagnes at anchorage in front of the Swedish island Gotland, Nauticor said in its statement.The operation was completed ten months after Kairos conducted its first LNG bunkering operation for the LNG-fuelled ferry Visborg at Gotland.The receiving vessel Gaia Desgagnes, built in 2018 as Fure Vinga and currently managed by the tanker pool of the Gothia Tanker Alliance, received 140 tons of LNG, while on her way from Immingham, United Kingdom, to St. Petersburg, Russia.Like several LNG bunkering operations before, the operation was conducted under an LNG supply agreement, which was signed by Furetank Rederi, a member of the Gothia Tanker Alliance, and Nauticor in 2018.Commenting on the milestone operation, Lars Höglund, managing director of Furetank, said, “Having conducted the first LNG bunkering operation with Kairos in April 2018, we are glad to see that since then the availability of LNG has improved significantly and that the availability of the environmentally-friendly fuel is no longer a hurdle in most of the areas we operate in, including the Baltic Sea.”With this LNG supply infrastructure in place, a variety of companies, including Furetank and Nauticor, are already working on taking the next steps, including the use of liquefied bio gas (LBG) and synthetic LNG (SNG), which have even greater potential to reduce emissions, the statement reads.
Indianapolis, In. — In late June the United States Federal Trade Commission enacted a web-based reporting, and tracking system from those who have fallen victim to Identity Theft. This website, simply titled www.identitytheft.gov is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims to report the crime to the Federal Trade Commission and to get recovery help. The website asks victims about the identity theft. Based on the answers, the site will:Build a personal recovery plan and walk the victim through each recovery step.Create an Identity Theft Report that victims can use in place of a Police Report in most cases. This report helps clear their credit reports of fraudulent information.Generate personalized letters and forms that victims can send to debt collectors, credit agencies, and others to help resolve the identity theft.IdentityTheft.gov has detailed recovery steps for more than 30 types of identity theft.The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department is urging all that have fallen victim to Identity Theft to visit www.identitytheft.gov and follow the simple steps to begin reporting and recovery.
Official 2013 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point StandingsIMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,233; 2. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa, 1,232; 3. Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas, 1,225; 4. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,221; 5. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 1,196; 6. Chris Fleming, Union Springs, N.Y., 1,186; 7. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,182 (14 40-point feature wins); 8. Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo., 1,182 (11 40-point feature wins); 9. Kevan Cook, Constantia, N.Y., 1,179; 10. Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb., 1,178; 11. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, 1,170; 12. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 1,168; 13. Corey Lagroon, Salina, Kan., 1,165; 14. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 1,160; 15. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,149; 16. Matthew Roberts, Afton, N.Y., 1,143; 17. Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas, 1,141 (six 40-point feature wins); 18. Mark Schulte, Delhi, Iowa 1,141 (one 40-point feature win); 19. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,140; 20. Nate Moore, Colby, Kan., 1,138. IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 793 (10 40-point feature wins); 2. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 793 (seven 40-point feature wins); 3. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 737; 4. Jason Howell, Fort Worth, Texas, 733; 5. Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, 725; 6. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 722; 7. Herbert R. Wood, Kennedale, Texas, 702; 8. Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, 665; 9. Shane Gloeckler, Joshua, Texas, 643; 10. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 634; 11. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 631; 12. D.J. Estes, Mansfield, Texas, 621; 13. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 617; 14. Mike Boston, Alvo, Neb., 605; 15. Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, 595; 16. Aaron Wisch, Arlington, Minn., 585; 17. Ed Keaton, Midlothian, Texas, 581; 18. Ron Guentzel, St. Peter, Minn., 576; 19. Jeremy Schultz, Hutchinson, Minn., 558; 20. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 551. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Brandon Czarapata, Appleton, Wis., 1,232; 2. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,224; 3. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 1,216; 4. Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 1,214; 5. John J. Heinz, Green Bay, Wis., 1,208; 6. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,207; 7. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 1,204; 8. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,196; 9. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,190; 10. Abe Huls, Carthage, Ill., 1,187; 11. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,185; 12. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,183; 13. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 1,180; 14. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,175; 15. Jason Cook, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, 1,166; 16. Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb., 1,165; 17. Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn., 1,160; 18. Casey Werkmeister, North Platte, Neb., 1,158; 19. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,153; 20. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 1,152. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,240; 2. Shannon Anderson, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,234; 3. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,231; 4. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,200; 5. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 1,196; 6. Chris Luloff, Independence, Iowa, 1,187; 7. Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,182; 8. Cory Gansen, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,180; 9. Eric Stanton, Hartford, Iowa, 1,177; 10. Cody Graham, Hays, Kan., 1,176; 11. Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D., 1,173; 12. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 1,172 (11 40-point feature wins); 13. Bill Bonnett, Knoxville, Iowa, 1,172 (five 40-point feature wins); 14. Benji Irvine, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1,171; 15. Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley, Iowa, 1,165; 16. Brian Stich, Topeka, Kan., 1,164; 17. Brandon Beeter, Minot, N.D., 1,162; 18. Brian Happel, Van Horne, Iowa, 1,154; 19. Roy Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 1,147 (10 40-point feature wins); 20. Kenny Champ, Clarinda, Iowa, 1,147 (eight 40-point feature wins).Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,235; 2. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,233; 3. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,227; 4. Doug Smith, Rockwell City, Iowa, 1,208; 5. Joshua Long, Little Suamico, Wis., 1,204; 6. Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill., 1,201; 7. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,191; 8. Chad Dolan, Gibbon, Neb., 1,185; 9. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,179; 10. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 1,168 (12 40-point feature wins); 11. Bryan Herrick, Curtis, Neb., 1,168 (six 40-point feature wins); 12. Eric Elliott, Boone, Iowa, 1,167; 13. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,165; 14. Cody Hokenstad, Shawano, Wis., 1,160; 15. Danny Dvorak, Vinton, Iowa, 1,153; 16. Clay Sellard, Bucklin, Kan., 1,137; 17. Brett Lowry, Montezuma, Iowa, 1,135; 18. Austin Moyer, Dubuque, Iowa, 1,133 (13 40-point feature wins); 19. Nelson Vollbrecht, Norfolk, Neb., 1,133 (three 40-point feature wins); 20. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,130.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 1,230; 2. G.W. Egbert IV, Belton, Texas, 1,205; 3. Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas, 1,197; 4. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,194; 5. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 1,154; 6. Brad Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 1,146; 7. Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas, 1,126; 8. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,102; 9. Alexander Hickham, Conroe, Texas, 1,087; 10. Kevin Green, Robinson, Texas, 1,086; 11. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 1,065; 12. Jarrett Anthony Roberts, Temple, Texas, 1,056; 13. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 1,047 (six 40-point feature wins); 14. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,047 (no 40-point feature wins); 15. Kyle Lovejoy, Burleson, Texas, 1,042; 16. Michael Newhard, Greenville, Texas, 1,037; 17. Albert McCall, Red Oak, Texas, 1,022; 18. Gauge K. Smith, Roosevelt, Utah, 1,012; 19. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 1,008; 20. Kenny Ware, Belton, Texas, 1,007.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,185; 2. Bill Whalen Jr., Riverside, Iowa, 1,164; 3. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,162; 4. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,161; 5. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,129 (six 40-point feature wins); 6. Merv Chandler, Urbana, Iowa, 1,129 (four 40-point feature wins); 7. Stephanie Forsberg, Slayton, Minn., 1,101; 8. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 1,099; 9. Shawn Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,091; 10. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,088; 11. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 1,060; 12. John Whalen, Ainsworth, Iowa, 1,058; 13. Michael Reicks, New Hampton, Iowa, 1,048; 14. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,035; 15. A.J. Witten, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,025; 16. Brandon Lambert, Carthage, Ill., 1,011; 17. Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,007; 18. Patrick Dunker, Ursa, Ill., 990; 19. Scott Brown, Bellevue, Neb., 989; 20. Gabe Barclay, Hubbard, Neb., 969.West Coast Super Stocks – 1. Jason Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 726; 2. Clifton King Jr., Pahrump, Nev., 607; 3. Eric Shenberger, Pahrump, Nev., 522; 4. Lonnie Welch, Bakersfield, Calif., 488; 5. Gary Dutton, Bakersfield, Calif., 434; 6. Tim Randolph, Santa Maria, Calif., 426; 7. Joey Claborn, Santa Maria, Calif., 361; 8. Ray Marroquin, Santa Maria, Calif., 339; 9. Bryan Wulfenstein, Pahrump, Nev., 320; 10. Toby Randolph, Nipomo, Calif., 313; 11. Dusty Park, Pahrump, Nev., 292; 12. Jim Wulfenstein, Pahrump, Nev., 291; 13. Michael Frazier, Santa Maria, Calif., 280; 14. Chad Weber, Santa Maria, Calif., 278; 15. Rob Gilbertson, Santa Maria, Calif., 258; 16. Steve Nash, Pahrump, Nev., 244; 17. Chad Shaffer, Santa Maria, Calif., 230; 18. Anthony DeBiase, Pahrump, Nev., 220; 19. Billy Simkins, Bakersfield, Calif., 203; 20. Joe Wabsis, Pahrump, Nev., 196.