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Comments sought on cleanup plan for Burlington’s Pine Street Canal Superfund site

first_img(Boston, Mass. ‘ July 13, 2011) ‘ This summer, EPA will be continuing its work at the Pine Street Canal Superfund Site in Burlington, by gathering public input on plans to enhance part of the site’s remedy and by conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the cleanup.From July 14 to Aug. 15, 2011, EPA will be seeking public input on recommended modifications to the site’s underwater cap.  The existing underwater cap is meant to hold contaminated groundwater and coal tar in place to prevent contamination from moving towards Lake Champlain.  Groundwater monitoring has been conducted since the remedy was selected in 1998 to ensure that contamination does not migrate beyond the Pine Street Canal site. For nearly ten years, the plume of contaminated groundwater beneath the Site was stable. However, since 2008, increases in benzene concentrations in groundwater samples have been detected, along with the intermittent presence of accumulations of coal tar, in several monitoring wells on the lake side of the canal.  These findings indicate that additional containment is necessary. EPA is proposing to enhance the existing remedy by adding a vertical barrier below the ground surface at the northwestern corner of the Site between the canal and bike path.  The vertical barrier will intercept the flow of contaminated groundwater to the lake.  Recovery wells will also be installed at strategic locations to allow for the removal of coal tar, as necessary, so that it does not migrate around or below the vertical barrier.  The details of EPA’s recommendation  are presented  in a document called an ‘Explanation of Significant Differences’ (ESD), which  describes the actions EPA and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) believe are necessary to prevent the release of contaminants to Lake Champlain. The draft Explanation of Significant Differences can be found on EPA’s website at http://www.epa.gov/ne/superfund/sites/pinestreet(link is external)Also this summer, EPA will be conducting its second comprehensive evaluation’also called a five-year review’of the cleanup.  This review is repeated every five years at sites where a remedy has been implemented but some waste remains and use of the site is restricted.  This review process ensures that the remedy, as implemented, continues to protect public health and the environment.  As part of the review, EPA will talk with Burlington officials and citizens, including members of the Pine Street Barge Canal Coordinating Council to gain a better understanding of local concerns. EPA expects to complete the five-year review process later this year, and will issue a report summarizing its findings, including a determination whether the cleanup remains protective of human health and the environment. The first five-year review was conducted in 2006, and the findings resulted in the replacement of part of the original sand with a cap using a reactive core mat in a portion of the canal in 2010. Site Background: A manufactured gas plant operated at the Pine Street Canal site from 1895 to 1966. Operations at the plant included on-site disposal of wastes from the gasification process, including coal tars. Manufactured gas wastes were placed in and migrated to a canal on the site, which had been built in the mid-1800’s to serve lumber yards in the area.A remedy to remove coal tar and place excavated contaminated sediments into a disposal facility to be constructed on the site was proposed by EPA in 1992, and withdrawn six months later, due to considerable community opposition to the proposal. From 1994-1998, companies responsible for the contamination conducted additional studies under the oversight of EPA, VT DEC and the Pine Street Barge Canal Coordinating Council, a citizen’s advisory group. In 1998, the Coordinating Council recommended constructing a cap over contaminated sediments in the canal and nearby wetlands, and restoring the wetlands, to address t ecological risks at the site.EPA adopted the recommendation of the Coordinating Council and issued a ‘Record of Decision’ in 1998 that called for capping the contaminated sediment and soil in the canal and adjacent wetlands to address risk to ecological receptors; the imposition of land use restrictions on the site to prevent migration or unacceptable human exposure to contaminants; wetlands restoration; and long term monitoring, including groundwater monitoring.Construction of the underwater cap was completed in March 2003. In the summer of 2004, the cap was further extended over a portion of the cribbing on the western bank of the canal.  After oily sheens and globules of coal tar were observed floating on the surface water at the southern end of the canal in 2005,the parties responsible for the implementation of the cleanup conducted additional studies  under the supervision of EPA and VT DEC.  These studies concluded that contamination was migrating upwards through the underwater sand cap and into the water in the canal when gas bubbles were released from the peat below the cap during warm weather. In 2009, after a public comment period, EPA issued an ESD requiring the replacement of part of  the sand cap with a reactive core map.  Construction of the amended cap was completed in 2010.  More information:All EPA documents and background on Pine Street Canal Superfund Site: http://www.epa.gov/ne/superfund/sites/pinestreet(link is external) last_img read more

Rohr backs Osimhen for future Man Utd switch

first_img Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Read Also: Ex-Eagles manager urges Ighalo to extend Man United loan stayRohr who is currently in France with his family has now backed his first-choice striker to be a success at United and insisted the 21-year-old have the qualities to be a success in the premier league.The Franco-German also advised the former Wolfsburg forward to remain humble and continue working on his development with Lille.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Osimhen is the hottest Nigerian forward in Europe this season and has been linked with a potential move to the record English champions next summer.The Nigerian forward is only in his first season with the Christopher Galtier’s tutored Lille but has impressed the whole of Europe after scoring 19 goals in 34 appearances for the club.Osimhen has also scored four goals for the Super Eagles in eight appearances under Gernot Rohr, including three at the ongoing 2021 African cup of Nations qualifier. Loading… Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr is backing  Victor Osimhen to be a success at Manchester United if he eventually makes he switch to the Premier League.Advertisementlast_img read more

Europa League: UEFA name Dutch ref for Sevilla vs Inter final

first_imgUEFA announced in an official statement that Dutchman Danny Makkelie will be the referee of the Europa League final as Sevilla and Inter Milan go for the top prize on Friday. UEFA also confirmed that the assistant referees will be Mario Diks and Hessel Steegstra (both from Holland) while the fourth official is Anastasios Sidiropolous from Greece. The VAR is Jochem Kamphuis of Holland while the AVARs will be Kevin Blom (Holland) and Pawel Gil (Poland). Tomasz Sololnicki of Poland will be AVAR3 and be in charge of drawing the offside lines. Read Also: Bayern current squad better than 2013 treble heroes, says Neuer Referee Makkelie has officiated seven Champions League games and the Europa League clash between Bayer Leverkusen and Rangers. It will be his first ever Europa League final. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People LiveThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Actors Who Quit Movies For Shocking ReasonsA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew Aboutlast_img read more

Dulin scores second straight Stock Car win at Maquoketa

first_imgVis sped from the tail to second, but pulled to the infield with issues late in the race. Dulin took the lead from Jimmy Comins on lap six as the top six all were within a few car lengths. “The track is fast and this car really stuck,” Dulin said in Hoker Trucking/C&W Trucking /Kam Wraps Victory Lane. “We knew Dustin (Vis) would be coming and we’re sorry he broke, but it’s always fun to race here and especially win.” Terry Dulin raced through the GRE / REV Chassis IMCA Stock Car field Saturday evening at Maquo­keta Speedway and picked up his second consecutive 15-lap victory. MAQUOKETA, Iowa (May 4) – The streak has started. Action continues on the 3/8-mile, dirt oval this Saturday, May 11, highlighted by the Andover Meat IMCA Late Models season opener. Jeff Larson started seventh, used both the high and low grooves, and pointed the way in the QCJeeps.com IMCA Modified 20-lap feature. By Rob Hinckley Dakota Simonsen won his second career Shawn’s Auto Service IMCA Hobby Stock 15-lap main, but his first in two years. Tyler Soppe made the late race pass on Justin Becker to win the B&D Pit Stop IMCA Northern SportMod 15-lap finale. last_img read more

Van Gaal still keen to keep De Gea

first_img The Dutchman was reasonably satisfied with Romero’s performance, but would prefer to have De Gea in goal for United again soon and still hopes the Spaniard will stay. “Of course,” the United manager said when asked if De Gea could play for the club again. “We have to pay a lot of money for the players we want so we want to sell at the same level when we have to sell. “We want to keep him, of course. He has been voted the best player here for the last two years.” Romero, a free signing who joined the club less than two weeks ago, had little to do for much of the match. The Argentinian pulled off a crucial block to deny Walker before United took the lead and also saved two good efforts from Christian Eriksen at the death as Spurs looked for an equaliser. Van Gaal was impressed by the 28-year-old’s performance given the short amount of time he has had with the club. “We have observed (De Gea) in preparation and that was not the same David de Gea as last year,” Van Gaal said. De Gea watched from the stands as United kicked off the Barclays Premier League season with a narrow, yet comfortable, win over Spurs thanks to Kyle Walker’s 22nd-minute own goal. Sergio Romero, one of five United debutants, played the whole 90 minutes in goal and 22-year-old Sam Johnstone sat on the bench because Van Gaal felt De Gea had been distracted by talk of a move to Real Madrid. “Of course when the situation has been cleared after September 1 we will look again. But I’m happy Sergio did well. He saved us twice. “We have to improve his building up, but Sergio trained only two days with his fellow players.” Romero’s fellow new signings Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin and Matteo Darmian also all started the game and Bastian Schweinsteiger came off the bench to make his debut too. Of the new faces, Van Gaal was impressed by right-back Darmian the most. “I said in advance to the boys you don’t have to be very eager to play this match and with a lot of passion – you need to use your brain also,” said Van Gaal, who turned 64 on Saturday. “When I have to pick up one player I think Matteo was the best because he played in ball possession. He doesn’t lose the ball.” While Van Gaal headed out to celebrate his birthday, Mauricio Pochettino travelled back to London a disappointed man. Once Eriksen had squandered a good early chance, Spurs never looked like scoring and, unfortunately for the Londoners, they went behind when Walker poked the ball past Michel Vorm in the first half just as Wayne Rooney was about to shoot. “Today we were unlucky. It was very frustrating and disappointing in the dressing room,” Pochettino said. “In the first 20 minutes we dominated the game and created a chance. “After that mistake we conceded a goal. “I think we created more chances and deserved more than to lose 1-0. “I think we played well and a high level. But it’s true that when you make a mistake when you have the player in front of you like Rooney, like Depay, like (Ashley) Young then will get a chance and score.” Harry Kane failed to test Romero all afternoon and Pochettino admits he needs more firepower up front. “Yes, this is very clear,” he said. “We need to add more players.” Louis van Gaal has not given up hope of keeping David de Gea at Old Trafford, even though the goalkeeper was deemed not mentally ready to play in Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Tottenham. Press Associationlast_img read more

Northern Ireland to face Germany at Euro 2016

first_img Press Association Poland and Ukraine will join Northern Ireland in Group C, while Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland side were drawn in Group E, which looks to be the toughest in terms of the path to the knock-out rounds. Ireland are due to meet Belgium, who are currently top of the FIFA world rankings, Sweden and Italy. England and Wales will meet for the first time in a major tournament after they were drawn in the same group. Northern Ireland open their first-ever European Championship campaign against Poland in Nice on June 12. They then head to Lyon to face Ukraine on June 16 before finishing their Group C campaign against Germany at the Parc de Princes in Paris on June 21. The Republic of Ireland have been handed a huge task and start their Group E bid against Sweden in the Stade de France on June 13. O’Neill’s side travel to Bordeaux to face Belgium on June 18 and finish the group stage against Italy in the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille. Roy Hodgson’s England take on Chris Coleman’s Wales side on June 16 in Lens in what will be the teams’ second match in Group B. It was the draw Coleman had been hoping to avoid, but Russia and Slovakia are the other opponents in the group meaning the most daunting rivals had been avoided. center_img Northern Ireland will face a tough test against Germany in their Euro 2016 campaign after being drawn in the group containing the world cup winners. last_img read more

Man Charged With Murdering 95-year old PSL Nursing Home Patient

first_img47 year old William Hawkins is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 95-year-old man in a nursing home in Port St. Lucie. On Jan. 5, police responded to the Tiffany Hall Nursing Home after receiving a 9-11 call about someone trying to smother a patient.Officers arrived and found a man dead.A certified nursing assistant told police he saw a bald-headed man wearing a dark sweater or jacket and shorts, enter the victim’s room. A short time later, the assistant told the victim’s nurse that an unknown man entered the victim’s room. The nurse saw the stranger in the victim’s room and alerted others.Staffers told investigators that the intruder must’ve had an access code to get into the facility. The executive director of the rehabilitation center told police the patient’s family had 24/7 access to the facility.Later in the morning, detectives identified Hawkins as a possible suspect after looking at names on the victim’s visitors list and comparing descriptions from witnesses. The arrest report says Hawkins had visited Morell at least five times at the nursing home and knew where his room was.Police say the motive may have been money, according to the suspect’s sister, “When their father died, they were supposed to get a large inheritance and they didn’t.”Police arrested Hawkins on the murder charge while he was in custody last week. He was initially arrested on Jan. 6, one day after the murder on grand theft, trespassing, petit theft and burglary charges.A staff member told detectives that she received a call from the Morell’s girlfriend earlier that afternoon. She said she had Power of Attorney and didn’t want Hawkins visiting Morell for fear that he would try to kill him by injecting insulin into his feeding tube. The victim’s girlfriend told police that she was in a relationship with Hawkins and that the victim knew about it.Police say GPS data in Hawkins phone shows he was at the nursing home at the time of the murder.Hawkins, according to police, broke into the victim’s girlfriend’s condo and stole her car keys one the day before the murder. Police found her car submerged in water and abandoned near 1400 E. Midway Road.Morell had been at the facility since Sept. 2019 following a procedure at a hospital to get a feeding tube installed. The autopsy showed he suffered broken or fractured ribs.last_img read more

Taylor, Badgers set for potent MSU running game

first_imgSophomore linebacker Mike Taylor had seven tackles in the first half against Austin Peay as he continues on his road to complete recovery from ACL surgery.[/media-credit]Through seven games in 2009, linebacker Mike Taylor was the Badger’s leading tackler. The redshirt freshman was flying all over the field, making plays in the backfield and filling up the stat sheet.But an ACL tear suffered against Iowa forced the rising star to miss the remainder of the season.After a long recovery period and a few games to knock off the rust, the playmaking Taylor UW saw in 2009 appears to be back.Last Saturday against Austin Peay, Taylor dominated. The sophomore played just one half but led the team in tackles with seven. He was in on two plays that resulted in a tackle for loss and showed the burst and aggressiveness that made him so successful a year ago.“Mike is back man. Mike is back,” senior captain Culmer St. Jean said after the game. “Borland left and now Mike is back. He’s playing awesome. He had two games under his belt and this week he just took it over the top and played really well.”For defensive end J.J. Watt, it was a welcome sight to see Taylor making plays from sideline to sideline.“Its great to have Mike back,” Watt said. “He’s back flying around again and he’s a big playmaker for us.”Taylor returned to action in week two against San Jose State but appeared tentative in his first game back. The following week against Arizona State, Taylor looked better but he was held to a snap count.Against the Governors, Taylor played a full half and agreed it was the best he had played thus far.“Definitely felt the best so far this season,” Taylor said. “I used the two previous games to kind of build confidence, see where the knee was at and kind of test it out. This week I planned on just playing fast and playing hard.“I’m on my way back to where I was last year.”St. Jean and the rest of the linebackers could tell Taylor was progressing each day in practice, and when gameday rolled around the captain expected a breakthrough performance from No. 53.“We noticed it in practice. He had been cutting better, getting his weight up,” St. Jean said. “I’m so excited to have that component added to our defense.”Like many of the starters, Taylor sat out the second half against Austin Peay, so the question remains: Is Taylor ready and able to go for a full 60 minutes at Michigan State?“Very ready,” defensive coordinator Dave Doeren said. “Mike had to get back into football shape and then he had to get the confidence back. The knee was always stable it was just a matter of him believing in it.”Taylor and the rest of the Badger defense better be ready, because a physical football game awaits in East Lansing.Much like UW, MSU employs a potent rushing attack that sets up their offense. Sophomore Edwin Baker, a speed back, has rushed for 449 yards and is running at a clip of 7.9 yards per carry. The Spartans also utilize true freshman Le’Veon Bell, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound power back who’s averaging over eight yards a carry and has already reached the endzone seven times.When the Badgers take the field in East Lansing, they’ll be going head-to-head with an offense that wants to play the same physical brand of football UW prides itself on.“It’s like practicing against us. They are both tough kids they run hard and they run a lot of the same plays our guys do,” Doeren said. “They are averaging 8 yards a carry. I don’t think they have played a team that’s really challenged them a whole lot yet but their very good players.”UW plans on giving the Spartans that challenge this Saturday, and a test of wills at the line of scrimmage is one the Badgers are more than willing to take.“Michigan State runs an offense similar to our offense. This is the offense that we were really bred to play against,” Watt said. “We want guys that are going to line up and try to run on us. That’s what we’re built to do and we’re excited for that.”last_img read more

Visuals from Cicero-North Syracuse’s season-opening win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ CICERO — Coming off a 2017 sectional title, Cicero-North Syracuse lost 33 seniors. But it was the new seniors who stepped up on Friday night in C-NS’ season opener to beat Christian Brothers Academy, 47-6. Conner Hayes threw four touchdowns, Shy’rel Broadwater caught three, and Jaiquawn Mcgriff ran for two and scored one after an interception. It got the Northstars off to a 1-0 start, a record Hayes said C-NS should aim for every week. Published on September 1, 2018 at 1:44 am Contact Max: mefreund@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Lackluster Lakers blown out by Pacers, drop to .500 as trade deadline draws near

first_imgPreviousIndiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) gets a dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 136-94. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, talks with guard Lance Stephenson during the second half of Tuesday’s blowout loss to the Pacers in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Pacers center Myles Turner, left, defends Lakers center Ivica Zubac during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) shoots over Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots between Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Leaf (22) and guard Edmond Sumner (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) gets a basket on a dunk against the Indiana Pacers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison (2) celebrates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Lakers forward LeBron James tries to drive on Pacers forward Thaddeus Young during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday, center, shoots between Los Angeles Lakers guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, left, and forward Michael Beasley, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 136-94. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 136-94. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) looks to pass over Los Angeles Lakers guard Lance Stephenson (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 136-94. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) shoots under Los Angeles Lakers center Moritz Wagner (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 136-94. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison (2) drives on Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 136-94. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac (40) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 136-94. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) shoots against the Indiana Pacers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) drives on Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) is fouled as he shoots by Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac (40) shoots over Indiana Pacers guard Davon Reed (32) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) drives on Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots against the Indiana Pacers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) talks with referee Haywoode Workman (66) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) celebrates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison (2) celebrates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) makes a pass between Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) and forward LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots over Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday (3) shoots against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 136-94. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives on Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)The shoes of Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) are shown during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 136-94. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots under Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac (40) shoots over Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison (2) celebrates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers guard Edmond Sumner (5) drives on Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 136-94. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers guard Edmond Sumner (5) shoots against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 136-94. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives on Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday (3) drives on Los Angeles Lakers center Moritz Wagner (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 136-94. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac (40) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 136-94. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) gets a dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 136-94. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, talks with guard Lance Stephenson during the second half of Tuesday’s blowout loss to the Pacers in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)NextShow Caption1 of 42Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, talks with guard Lance Stephenson during the second half of Tuesday’s blowout loss to the Pacers in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)ExpandINDIANAPOLIS — For more than two hours, every Laker not named LeBron James had to face a cranked-up Pacers fanbase, jeering with the barbs of a week of trade rumors.“LE-BRON’S GON-NA TRADE YOU!,” they shouted as Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma stepped to the free-throw line. “LE-BRON’S GON-NA TRADE YOU!”James said he’s heard worse. So did Brandon Ingram. Perhaps the cheer itself was not as important as what it represented – the crushing pressure of Thursday’s quickly approaching NBA trade deadline – but it was clear that something threw the Lakers off their game Tuesday night.Only the Lakers can say for sure whether or not the cloud of trade rumors hovering over the locker room is what leeched the life out of them at in a 136-94 loss – their worst margin of defeat of the season – to Indiana in Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers coach Luke Walton cited only two things he liked about the game: JaVale McGee (16 points, 7-for-8 shooting) and that James dunked in a game for the first time since his groin injury on Christmas. Everything else got skewered.“There’s a million excuses that we can come up with: the travel, the first game coming across the country, all the trade (rumors), everything else,” he said. “But bottom line, we have to be better. And we will be.”The Lakers are running up against a tight wall to get back to the competitive level they reached in December, before James was injured when they were fourth place in the Western Conference standings.With the loss, the most lopsided of James’ career (his clubs lost by 36 points twice previously), the Lakers sunk back to .500 for the first time since early November, further behind the Clippers and Sacramento Kings in the hunt for the West’s last playoff seed. The Lakers narrowly missed the all-time worst margin of defeat in franchise history, which is 49 points.If the Lakers, who have lost six of their last eight games, miss the playoffs for the sixth straight year – which is looking more likely with each passing week – it will be games like this one that will offer the most painful reflection. Even without their franchise star, Victor Oladipo, the Pacers had no problem running circles around the Lakers, who were able to play James.Related Articles Of the players discussed as prominent trade chips this past week, only Ingram had what might be described as a passable night. He attacked the rim early, scoring 10 of his 12 points in the first quarter before tailing off as the game went on.Others, such as Kuzma (12 points, 5-for-13 shooting), Rajon Rondo (3 points, six assists, three turnovers) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (2 points, 1 for 6), had a harder time.The Lakers’ next game is Thursday in Boston with storylines aplenty: a match-up between James and former teammate Kyrie Irving; a historic rivalry with a new edge, as both teams are the top bidders for Davis; James drafting an All-Star roster earlier in the day.But there will be this, too: By noon Pacific, the trade deadline will have passed. And whatever team the Lakers are at that point will have to start turning things around to salvage the season.“It’s basketball: We do this every day for a living,” Ingram said. “So some days you might have an off-day. We’re all human, so I don’t know what was going on in everyone’s head. But I just know we have to be better on any given night we step on the basketball floor.” While Lakers fans have been buzzing about the possibility of trading for New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis, it was hard not to wonder if the lackluster effort was a reflection of the human cost of trade talks. Three nights since a reported heated exchange between Coach Luke Walton and a number of his veteran players, the Lakers lacked energy and cohesion.It’s logical to link the two.Multiple media reports, including ESPN and The Athletic, indicated Tuesday night after the game that the Lakers had aligned their first move, agreeing in principle to trade rookie Svi Mykhailiuk and a second-round draft pick to the Detroit Pistons for guard Reggie Bullock, a move that will be made official on Wednesday. A 3-point shooter (38.4) and solid defender who becomes a free agent this summer, adding Bullock would be another clear sign that the Lakers are ready to sell the future to field a team that’s more ready to win in the present.Making a return to Indiana, Lance Stephenson offered the most vulnerable stance on the rumor mill, saying he was sure it had affected him.“Whoever’s in the trade talks want to be on the team that they’re on,” he said. “When you’re in the trade talks, you feel like you’re not doing what you’re supposed to do. It’s definitely hard on you, but it’s a business. You gotta be a pro. You gotta bring it every night.”Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThen again, the evidence seems plain enough.“We lost: That sums it up,” Kuzma said. “I think right off the jump, they hit us in the mouth, then we just never responded and we just kind of knocked out.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.The Lakers totaled 19 turnovers, got beat on the boards (41-34) and barely bothered defending the perimeter (the Pacers shot 19 for 34 from 3-point range). The Lakers looked ready to turn the page as early as the second quarter, when a 39-12 Indiana run got a 3-point exclamation point from Myles Turner (22 points), giving the Pacers a 29-point lead in the first half.Bojan Bogdanovic helped get the rally going, finishing with a game-high 24 points. He hit as many 3-pointers (four) as the entire Lakers’ roster.The Lakers folded despite having James back for the second time in three games after a groin injury sidelined him for five weeks. The 34-year-old All-Star finished with 18 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and did his best to spark something in the third quarter. But even he fell prey to the apathy that haunted the team, committing six turnovers, and looking slow to run back and rotate on defense – a common problem for the Lakers on Tuesday night. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions last_img read more