MILAN, Ind. — Baylor Trucking announced the expansion of its Veteran’s Recognition Program with a pay increase honoring all of those who have served.Baylor Trucking, Inc. is saluting America’s driving professionals who have served in the Armed Forces with an additional $.01 per mile increase, $1 per hour for local drivers and a 1% salary increase for all office associates.The pay increase is expected to provide an additional $50,000 to Military Veterans at Baylor and additional earnings for new hires.The Veteran’s Recognition Program at Baylor continues to expand.Veteran drivers are issued specially wrapped trucks decorated with the U.S. flag, the Constitution and patriotic themes.Company Drivers and Independent Contractors are applauded with Veteran ceremonies by Baylor team members.Each Veteran receives a star truck decal notating his/her branch of service.Veterans returning from recent deployment are provided specialized training to further develop their truck driving career.
Clippers sixth-man Jamal Crawford sat on the bench Friday and watched as J.J. Redick broke his franchise record for 3-pointers made. Crawford’s mark of 161 was set in 2013-14. Redick now has 164 after sinking 4 of 7 in the 113-99 victory over the Washington Wizards at Staples Center.Crawford was wearing a suit, not his Clippers uniform, because he was missing his ninth consecutive game with a strained right calf. Coach Doc Rivers said before the game that Crawford has shown improvement. But afterward, Rivers was taken to task about just how uneasy he is regarding Crawford’s status.“Well, I’m concerned,” he said. “I mean, make no mistake about that. I mean, I was pretty confident that Blake (Griffin) would be back at some point, so I didn’t have concern on that. But I do have concern with Jamal; I’ll say that.”Rivers was then asked the million-dollar question: Is it possible Crawford may not return at all this season? “There’s a chance,” said Rivers, whose team today at 12:30 p.m. plays host to the New Orleans Pelicans. “You know, I don’t know right now because he’s improved, but not enough, I can tell you that. He’s nowhere near, in my opinion, playing. So we just have to hope he gets better.”Crawford is the NBA’s two-time Sixth Man of the Year. He turned 35 Friday, but he’s having a solid season averaging 16.4 points per game.Speaking of RedickRedick has now made 164 of 384 from 3-point range this season. That is a terrific 42.7 percent, sixth-best in the league. He was stoked to set the new record, more so because the old one belonged to his pal.“I knew I was getting close,” Redick said. “I didn’t know I was that close, that I was one away (when the game began). Jamal had mentioned something to me two or three weeks ago, when I was at 130-something. “It’s cool to break Jamal’s record – a good friend, and a guy I love playing with. Hopefully, I will have many more seasons with the Clippers and challenge this record.”Redick admitted he likes having his name in the record book.“There is no question,” he said. “Any time you ever hold a franchise record, it is a positive.”Griffin feeling goodThe Clippers (45-25) are 3-1 since the return of Griffin, who sat out 15 consecutive games with a staph infection in his right elbow. He has averaged 17.7 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists in those four games. He’s averaging 22.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists this season, meaning only his scoring is down some.Griffin talked about his numbers. But he made it clear that winning is the most significant part of the equation.“Stats sometimes can be a little fickle and not tell the whole story,” he said, “but the best part is being 3-1. Winning games, especially this time of year when we only have a handful of games left, I think that is what is most important. But I could be better, so it’s great that we are winning games while I am getting back into it.”Scouting the PelicansNew Orleans enters with a record of 37-32, having lost its past two games at Phoenix and at Golden State. The Pelicans are ninth in the West, two games behind Oklahoma City. The Clippers were fifth before Saturday’s slate of games.Star forward Anthony Davis leads New Orleans in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots with respective averages of 24.6, 10.4 and 2.9. Davis missed the games at Phoenix and Golden State, however, with an ankle injury. Consider him questionable.The teams have split two games. The Clippers won 120-100 at Staples Center on Dec. 6, but the Pelicans – sans Davis – defeated the Clippers 108-103 on Jan. 30 at New Orleans. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Once again, terrifying predictions about the deadly Ebola virus resurfacing have begun to worry Liberians, health authorities and international partners fighting to stamp out its spread in some areas of the country.Such predictions and many other startling revelations by medical experts and Ebola task forces point accusing fingers at some Liberians returning to complacency, old habits and ignoring the health measures issued by medical authorities.During the weekend the Daily Observer visited some communities hard hit by Ebola to observe compliance with preventive measures instituted by the Liberian Government and international partners since the outbreak of the deadly virus in the country.Some of the communities visited by the Daily Observer to obtain comments and views were Soul Clinic, Wood Camp and Pipeline Road in the municipality of the Paynesville commercial district.In several encounters with community residents, their expressions were those of worry, frustration and discouragement.They feel that that many Liberians and foreign residents alike are returning to complacency and ignoring the general Ebola preventive measures established by medical authorities in Liberia.Notably, residents of those communities have abandoned the regular washing of hands, and have resumed shaking hands and hugging one another.The Daily Observer also noticed the conspicuous absence of the hundreds of Ebola buckets distributed by aid agencies, private citizens and non-governmental organizations.Another worrisome violation is that that a majority of the motorcyclists were observed transporting three to four passengers per trip in the Soul Clinic, Pipeline Road and Wood Camp communities in Paynesville.Moreover, commercial vehicle operators, with the acceptance of commuters, are also taking more passengers than required by the health authorities as the demand for transport rises.Private vehicle owners have also joined the bandwagon to transport relatives, friends and loved ones over the recommended capacity seemingly forgetting about the Ebola risk.In various interviews in the three Ebola-hit communities many people cautioned Liberians to desist with immediate effect from the dangerous practices and habits of overcrowding, shaking hands, hugging and unsafe burials.“As Liberians, graduating steadily from the menace of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, we should continue to observe and uphold the health measures announced by health authorities and partners in all parts of our country,” businesswoman Martha B. Willie pleaded. “Let us maintain the splendid pace we as Liberians have kept in containing the deadly virus,” Madam Willie admonished.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)