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Dixon to hold fundraiser

The Dixon High School cross country team will be having a pork chop dinner on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oliver’s Food Pride in Dixon. Proceeds will benefit the cross country program.


Legion playdayis Sept. 7

The Dixon American Legion golf playday will be Saturday, Sept. 7 at Edgewood Golf Course. It begins at 10 a.m.

Cost is $40 and includes golf, cart, dinner and prizes. Proceeds will benefit the Lee County Honor Flight.

For more information, contact Dick Santos at 288-3898.


Bears add new QB to mix

With just 2 weeks left in the preseason, the Chicago Bears have added a quarterback.

Provided he passes a physical, Jordan Palmer will join the team after third quarterback Matt Blanchard was lost to a broken left (non-throwing) hand Thursday during the third quarter of a 33-28 preseason win over the Chargers at Soldier Field.

Palmer, the younger brother of Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer, worked out for the Bears in June. They signed him over former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell and veteran Trent Edwards, who also worked out with the Bears this summer.


Broadcaster’s son charged with murder

The son of longtime Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy pleaded not guilty Friday to fatally stabbing his girlfriend a day after he was released from custody for allegedly assaulting her.

Jared Remy was arraigned in Waltham District Court on charges of murder and domestic assault and battery in the Thursday night killing of Jennifer Martel, 27.

Police officers responding to several 911 calls went to a Waltham apartment complex at about 10 p.m. Thursday and found Martel on an outside patio with multiple stab wounds. Remy was arrested at the scene, his clothes soaked in the victim’s blood.

Curtis guilty in sex assault case

Former major league outfielder Chad Curtis has been found guilty on charges that he inappropriately touched teenage girls.

A jury in Michigan’s Barry County returned its verdict Friday. The 44-year-old Curtis was convicted of six counts of criminal sexual conduct, and faces up to 15 years in prison. Sentencing will come at a later date.

Prosecutors say he touched girls between the ages of 13 and 16 last year when he was a volunteer weight-room strength trainer at an area high school.


Felix tears hamstring at Worlds

Olympic champion Allyson Felix suffered a torn right hamstring at the track and field world championships in Moscow on Friday.

The injury occurred during the 200-meter final.


Another Vandy player indicted in rape case

A fifth Vanderbilt football player has been indicted for his alleged role in the rape of an unconscious student on campus.

Metro Nashville Police say 21-year-old Chris Boyd gave another defendant advice on how to cover up the crime. Vanderbilt released a statement Friday saying he had been suspended. Four other players have been dismissed.

Two California men also were indicted Friday. Nineteen-year-old Miles Finley and 20-year-old Joseph Quinzio are charged with felony tampering with evidence. The two men are acquaintances of defendant Brandon Vandenburg, a 20-year-old former player from Indio, Calif.

Vandenburg remains jailed on $350,000 bond, while three other former players have bonded out: 19-year-old Cory Batey, of Nashville, bonded out Friday; Brandon Banks, of Brandywine, Md., and Jaborian McKenzie, of Woodville, Miss., both 19, bonded out previously.

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