LEXINGTON, KY – NOVEMBER 17: Quarterback Jared Lorenzen #22 of the Kentucky Wildcats runs with the ball during the SEC football game against the Tennessee Volunteers on November 17, 2001 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Tennessee won 38-35. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)The Kentucky football community suffered a real tragedy this summer. Former UK and New York Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen, one of the most beloved former Wildcats out there, passed away at just 38 years old.As you’d imagine, plenty of tributes have been planned for Lorenzen. Kentucky is currently opening its season against Toledo in Lexington.The Wildcats are up 24-17 early in the fourth against the MAC power. The game has been pretty tough-fought so far.At halftime, the Kentucky marching band paid touching tribute to the late Lorenzen.During the show, the band formed Lorenzen’s No. 22 at midfield.Kentucky’s band formed a 22 to honor Jared Lorenzen. pic.twitter.com/WxXPoceltS— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) August 31, 2019Second-year starting quarterback Terry Wilson has taken it upon himself to pay respects to Lorenzen on the field. Earlier this off-season, he floated the idea of wearing Lorenzen’s No. 22 for the opener.He is in his normal No. 3 today, but is wearing custom-painted “Hefty Lefty” cleats.He also had a very touching moment with Lorenzen’s mom on the field during warm-ups.Terry Wilson embracing Jared Lorenzen’s mom before the game. pic.twitter.com/Kt5CIStSik— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) August 31, 2019Courier-Journal writer Jon Hale reports that Wilson wearing No. 22 is still on the table and being worked out. It sounds like the Oct. 12 date against Arkansas, when the program will be having its official tribute to Lorenzen, is the most likely game.There will be no shortage of tributes to Jared Lorenzen this season in Lexington, and it is well deserved. He is probably the face of that program for many, even 15 years after his final game for the Wildcats.
The United Nations offices in Guinea-Bissau are focusing on efforts to lower tensions between political parties and creating a good political climate for a peaceful, fair and transparent poll, which has been delayed by a month, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report to the Security Council.With 20 political parties having challenged the 2004 voter register, the Guinea-Bissau National Election Commission and the parties will revise the list, delaying the presidential elections until a yet to be determined time in June, a date which will mark the end of the political transition in the post-conflict country, it says.Since the Council has revised the mandate of the UN Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS), Mr. Annan recommends that the office develop “stable civil-military relations through a profound reform of the armed forces as an institution subordinate to democratic civilian authority.”The dignified reintegration of demobilized former combatants deserves particular attention, along with reform of the justice system and the revitalization of the economy to sustain any progress from security reform, it says.The country has improved noticeably since his last report in December, Mr. Annan says, but is still confronted with tremendous challenges. “The State is still floundering and unable to effectively address the basic needs of the populace,” while the old sources of conflict persist.