Forsberg Leads Predators Past Blackhawks 4-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored a minute into overtime for his second goal of the game, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.

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Colton Sissons and Viktor Arvidsson also scored to help the Predators improve to 3-0-1 on a six-game trip. Ryan Johansen and Mattias Ekholm each had two assists, and Pekka Rinne made 28 saves.

Nashville had a 3-2 lead before Patrick Kane flipped a pass into the middle to Artem Anisimov, who slid a shot under Rinne with 2:21 left in regulation. Anisimov stopped a seven-game drought with his eighth of the season.

But Forsberg stepped up in overtime, driving to the net and flipping a shot over Collin Delia’s left shoulder for his 16th of the season. Forsberg just returned to the Predators’ lineup on Monday after missing 17 games with a hand injury.

Chicago lost for the fourth time in five games. Alex DeBrincat and Jonathan Toews also scored for the Blackhawks, and Kane had two assists.

Nashville jumped in front on Sissons’ ninth of the season, but Predators defenseman Dan Hamhuis was sent off for hooking 17:03 into the first and the Blackhawks capitalized on the power-play opportunity. DeBrincat extended his goal-scoring streak to three games when he drove a cross-ice pass from Kane under Rinne’s stick for No. 21 on the year.

The tie lasted all of eight seconds. Arvidsson got a stretch pass from P.K. Subban, avoided Delia’s stick and stuffed home a backhand to make it 2-1 Predators with 2:01 left in the period.

Nashville increased its lead to 3-1 after Chicago defenseman Connor Murphy was penalized for hooking in the second. Forsberg beat Delia with a wrist shot at 16:26 for his first goal since Nov. 21.

The Predators got another power-play chance after David Kampf was whistled for tripping late in the period. But Toews got a nice pass from Marcus Kruger and sent a shot by Rinne on the stick side for just the fourth short-handed goal of the season for the Blackhawks.

Family Outraged At Possible Change In Charges For Man Accused Of Killing, Dismembering Toddler

CHICAGO (CBS) — The family of a two-year-old boy who was killed and dismembered in 2015 says they have been told the charges against the man accused of the murder might be reduced.

The family of Kyrian Knox says they were contacted by the state’s attorney’s office ahead of a court proceeding Wednesday to be notified the charges could be reduced.

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Kyrian Knox (Source: Facebook)

Kyrian was killed in Rockford, dismembered and found in a Chicago lagoon in 2015. The Rockford boy’s severed head, hands, and feet were found in the Garfield Park lagoon on Labor Day weekend, but the body parts were not identified until two months later, after a DNA match was made.

Kyrian’s great grandmother Faye Harris keeps the toddler’s remains in a pendant in a necklace.

“I carry him around my neck,” she said. “This is Kyrian. He brought him to the city from Rockford and he chopped him up. He cut him up.”

Kamel Harris, who was watching the boy at the time, is accused of the murder.

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Kamel Harris (Chicago Police Department)

“We are all suffering, and all we want is justice for Kyrian,” his great grandmother said.

Kamel Harris is currently charged with first degree murder, dismemberment of a human body and concealment of homicidal death.

Chicago police said in 2016 that the killing was allegedly fueled by an allergy.

“The baby apparently ingested milk, and the baby is lactose intolerant and cried all afternoon. And he just snapped and couldn’t deal with it,” police said.

“This has taken a really big toll on our family,” the great grandmother said.

She says the Cook County State’s Attorney notified the family and appeared in court Wednesday, possibly presenting Harris with lighter or reduced charges.

“That’s not justice,” she said. “We don’t have closure we needed for this.”

The state’s attorney’s office declined to comment on the case altogether. Harris will make his next court appearance next week.

 

New, Interactive Art Museum Opens In Englewood: ‘There’s Many Layers’

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A new way to experience art is launching in Englewood. The Museum of Outdoor Art is hosting an immersive, indoor experience called “Natural Obscura.”

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“Immersive art is something that is all around you. There’s many layers. There’s not only the visual and the sound, but there’s scent,” said Tim Vacca, the Director of Programs at the Museum of Outdoor Art (MOA).

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About 40 artists spent the past year and a half bringing the exhibit to life. MOA is teaming up with Prismajic to put on Natura Obscura. It’s a combination of traditional art forms like painting and sculpture with technology and augmented reality.

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“There’s hidden things. If you use your black light flashlight you can find hidden messages throughout,” said Vacca. “It’s interactive in that you can touch and feel things.”

An app brings storytelling and static art to life. Lighting and sound are instrumental in the different pieces.

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“I think we all want that sense of play and wonder we had from our childhood. I think both children and older adults alike are going to react to this in different ways,” Vacca said.

More from the MOA:

”The exhibition will be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets will be honored until one hour before the closing time to provide enough time to experience the installation.  2 Tickets range in price from $10to $20 based on day of the week and time of purchase. To purchase online tickets, please visit http://www.naturaobscura.org/. Free SCFD days will take place on the first Tuesday of February, March and April. Contact MOA (303-806-0444) if you are interested in a school or group tour of the exhibition. “

‘Oracle Park’ Is The New Name Of The SF Giants’ Stadium

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The San Francisco Giants have reached a 20-year deal with Oracle for the rights to rename AT&T Park to Oracle Park immediately, officials announced Wednesday.

The purchased rights are effective Thursday, and the Giants have sent out a photo of the impending sign changes, which park staff are already working on. Fans passing by the stadium can expect to see temporary “Oracle Park” signs put up as early as Thursday.

While the deal was stated to be for 20 years, it wasn’t disclosed how much the Redwood City-based tech giant paid for the contract, but SF Gate reported that Giants CEO Larry Baer said it was “very much in line” with deals for other top-tier facilities.

If that’s any indication, the deal for the incoming Chase Center, which will host the Golden State Warriors in 2020, was stated to have cost JP Morgan Chase upwards of $300 million.

The Giants’ waterfront arena on 3rd and King Streets is on its fourth name change in 19 years. It was first named Pac Bell Park when it opened in 2000. In 2002, it was renamed to SBC Park before changing again to AT&T Park in 2006.

Alleged Chicago Police Torture Victim Granted New Trial, But Remains In Prison

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man who has spent the last 28 years in prison will not be released while he awaits a new trial.

Gerald Reed says police, under the direction of disgraced former commander Jon Burge, beat him into confessing to a 1990 double murder.

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Last month a judge threw out Reed’s confession and ordered a new trial.

Family members and other supporters want him released immediately.

Wednesday Reed’s attorney filed a motion to dismiss the indictment. Prosecutors will respond at the next court hearing on Jan. 30.

Water from the Desert: Evagrius of Pontus

  1. Evagrius was a desert monk who lived from 345-399. He was well known for his academic abilities and was frequently sought after for his wisdom but fled the life of popular acclaim upon being tempted to have an affair (think Joseph and Potiphar’s wife).
  2. An anonymous history, Historia Monachorum testifies of him, “We also visited Evagrius, a wise and learned man who was skilled in the discernment of thoughts, an ability he had acquired by experience. He often went down to Alexandria and refuted the pagan philosophers in disputations…He taught us much else about ascesis, strengthening our souls.” His work was described as “training his intellect to examine his thoughts systematically (Palladius’ Coptic Life). This “thinking about thinking” was seen as a direct continuation of Jesus’ command to repent, because the Greek word behind it means, “rethink your thoughts.”
  3. Evagrius’ Core ideas (In his book, “153 sayings on Prayer):
    1. He would often use the word “demons” for bad thoughts.
    2. The pursuit of the good (especially spiritual prayer) is hindered by the passions: “What is it that the demons wish to excite in us? Gluttony, unchastity, avarice, anger, rancor, and the rest of the passions, so that the intellect grows coarse and cannot pray as it ought. For when the passions are aroused in the non-rational part of our nature, they do not allow the intellect to function properly.”
    3. “When the demons see you truly eager to pray, they suggest an imaginary need for various things, and then stir up your remembrance of these things, inciting the intellect to go after them; and when it fails to find them, it becomes very depressed and miserable.”
      1. This is analogous to your experience sitting down to do homework or deciding to clean your room, or resolving to exercise, etc.
    4. What is spiritual prayer? “Whether you pray with brethren or alone, try to pray not simply as a routine, but with conscious awareness of your prayer. Conscious awareness of prayer is concentration accompanied by reverence, compunction and distress of soul as it confesses its sins with inward sorrow.
    5. How does one dispell the passions and distracting thoughts which stir them up? “He who has mastery over his incensive power has mastery also over the demons. (Discrimination of Passions and Thoughts)”
    6. Finally, here’s his thought on how the Christian interested in daily growing in Christlikeness ought to live, “A monk should always act as if he was going to die tomorrow; yet he should treat his body as if it was going to live for many years. The first cuts off the inclination to listlessness, and makes the monk more diligent; the second keeps his body sound and his self control well balanced” (Texts on Watchfulness).

PG&E Ordered To Inspect All Territory For Trees, Equipment That Could Cause Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday tentatively ordered PG&E to inspect its entire electrical service area and remove or trim any trees and repair any damaged transmission equipment that could cause wildfires.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup will hold a Jan. 30 hearing to decide whether to go ahead with the order.

He invited representatives of Cal Fire and the California Public Utilities Commission to attend the hearing, in addition to PG&E and federal prosecutors.

Alsup is overseeing the utility’s probation in a criminal case in which the utility was convicted of violating federal pipeline safety rules and obstructing justice in a probe of a fatal natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno in 2010.

Alsup wrote that the purpose of his proposed order is “to protect the public from further wrongs by the offender” and to “reduce to zero the number of wildfires caused by PG&E in the 2019 wildfire season.”

The season runs from June 21 to the first region-wide rainstorm in November or December.

The judge noted that Cal Fire has determined that San Francisco-based PG&E caused 18 wildfires in its northern and central California service areas in 2017. The agency is still investigating the cause of the devastating 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County that killed 86 people.

The proposed order would allow PG&E to supply electricity during the wildlife season only in areas determined to be safe under the wind conditions then prevailing. Power would be shut off in areas not determined to be safe under such winds.

Alsup wrote, “This will likely mean having to interrupt service during high-wind events (and possibly at other times) but that inconvenience, irritating as it will be, will pale by comparison to the death and destruction that otherwise might result from PG&E-inflicted wildfire.”

PG&E spokesman James Noonan said, “We are aware of Judge Alsup’s orders and are currently reviewing.

The statement continued: “We are committed to complying with all rules and regulations that apply to our work, while working together with our state and community partners and across all sectors and disciplines to develop comprehensive, long-term safety solutions for the future.”

Chief Contra Costa Medic Arrested For Suspected Drug Possession

MARTINEZ (CBS SF) — A 19-year veteran of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession, prompting fire officials to remove, inspect and ultimately replace their inventory of controlled substances stored on vehicles.

Richard Stephenson, chief of Emergency Medical Services, was arrested Tuesday by Martinez police. Contra Costa County prosecutors said no criminal charges had been filed against him that afternoon.

Contra Costa Fire spokesman Steve Hill issued an update Wednesday regarding the agency’s own internal investigation, indicating that they’ve removed and inspected the controlled substances on all of their fire engines, trucks and rescue vehicles.

There were no signs of tampering, but as a precautionary measure they’ve started the process of replacing that stock.

Meanwhile, district officials have made arrangements with an emergency transport subcontractor to make sure those drugs remain available to patients at the scene of any emergency that district personnel respond to.

The case remains under investigation by Martinez police. Meanwhile, fire officials maintain that public safety has not been compromised.

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Palo Alto Police Release Sketch Of Sexual Assault Suspect

PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — Palo Alto police have released a sketch of a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman early Monday morning.

A woman in her 30’s called police at 4:18 a.m. to report she had been sexually assaulted in the 100 block of Everett Avenue. She had been walking west on the south side of the street toward her car when a suspect approached her and asked whether she had any change.

She said she did and reached into the car to retrieve it when the man struck her on her back and the back of her head with an object, and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The woman screamed and fought back, and the man reached into her jacket pocket, stole her wallet and fled east on Everett Avenue and north on Emerson Street, police said.

The victim drove to the police station to report the assault directly afterward. Paramedics also responded after she complained of pain in the back of her head.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 20’s or 30’s who is 5 feet 11 inches tall, with a skinny build, long and straight brown or dirty blonde hair, an unkempt beard and a beanie with a pompom.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Police Department’s 24-hour dispatch center at (650) 329-2413. Anonymous tips can be sent by email to paloalto@tipnow.org or by text message or voicemail to (650) 383-8984.

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