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Basebrawl, Jesuit buddies and ‘Blood Alley’ – your Morning Scoop

Bryce Harper connects to the face to Hunter Strickland in the early stages of a brawl between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants on Monday, May 29, 2017
Bryce Harper connects to the face to Hunter Strickland in the early stages of a brawl between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants on Monday, May 29, 2017 Associated Press

Good morning! It’s Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and here’s your Morning Scoop of news and other stuff. Subscribe to add the Scoop to your email inbox.

Word for Word

“We apologize for the disrespectful and unacceptable tweet that was sent by one of our reporters.– part of a statement by the Denver Post, which fired a columnist after he posted he was “very uncomfortable” that Japan’s Takuma Soto won the Indy 500 on Memorial Day.

What You Need to Know

Sorrow on sorrow: A young woman fatally shot early Monday in southwest Fresno was the niece of Keith Foster, the former Fresno deputy police chief convicted just last week of drug dealing.

• It’ll be interesting to see what punishments the league office (or the Giants?) hand down after Monday’s basebrawl, triggered by San Francisco pitcher Hunter Strickland drilling the Nationals’ Bryce Harper in the hip.

• Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who ousted by an American invasion in 1989, died Monday. He was 83.

• More details are expected today about Tiger Woods’ drunken driving arrest. Woods says the culprit was prescription medication, not alcohol.

• Female Forest Service workers in California reported enduring sexual misconduct, harassment and a fear of retaliation if they complained, according to a previously unreleased study obtained by McClatchy.

What You Want to Know

• Happy trails to the Jesuit “James gang” – soft-spoken priests and great buddies heading into retirement. “I guess I still have a little more juice,” one says, “and I’m happy to be able to use it.”

• Six traffic deaths in the past two months have intensified the harsh spotlight on “Blood Alley,” the fitting name of the Highway 46 corridor. What can be done to make it safer?

• Clearing dead or dying trees in Madera County’s foothills is a huge task. It also can be a pain for motorists.

• Filmmaker/documentarian Ken Burns did a pretty good job with the Civil War and baseball. Now he’s going to tackle the Vietnam War.

• This restaurant had more than 600,000 reasons to be closed on Memorial Day. And its patrons loved it.

What You Don’t Want to Know

• Is it OK for Ivanka Trump to tweet on Memorial Day about making champagne ice pops? The online court of opinion will not come to order.

Jody Murray: 559-441-6367, @jmurray59

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