Wellington â€“ The Wellington Public Library will host â€œWhere Immigration Hits the Historical Highway,â€ a presentation and discussion by Antonio Delgado on October 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room at 121 West SeventhÂ St. in Wellington.Â Members of the community are invited to attend this free program. Contact the Wellington Public Library at (620) 326-2011 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.Immigration is a dynamic experience that impacts the individual, family, community, and country. With a focus on Mexican immigration to the United States, this presentation will look at the experiences of 19th- and 20th-century immigrants and their personal and familial experiences, including the clash of cultures that sometimes occur and the changes in policy over the years.Antonio Delgado is a historian and expert on U.S. immigration policy. He has taught classes on immigration, Latin American studies, and urban policy at the University of Illinois in Chicago and served in the Chicago mayorâ€™s office on community planning issues. Delgado gave a presentation last spring about Boxcar Communities around the Midwest.â€œThe Mexican population in the U.S. is very diverse; some arrived in Kansas over 100 years ago to work in the railroads, some are decorated World War II veterans, and others are recently arrived undocumented laborers,â€ said Delgado. â€œLearning the history of your neighbors makes sense and leads to healthier relations.â€â€œWhere Immigration Hits the Historical Highwayâ€ is part of the Kansas Humanities Councilâ€™s Humanities Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and discussions that examine our shared human experienceâ€”our innovations, culture, heritage, and conflicts.The Kansas Humanities Council conducts and supports community-based programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program, and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural life of their communities.Â For more information about KHC programs contact the Kansas Humanities Council at (785) 357-0359 or visit online at www.kansashumanities.org.For more information about â€œWhere Immigration Hits the Historical Highwayâ€ in Wellington contact the Wellington Public Library at (620) 326-2011 or visit www.wellingtonpubliclibrary.org.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 303 weeks ago “recently arrived undocumented laborers”…..lol Report Reply 0 replies · active 303 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
(Getty Images) Getting $15 million per season would put Kittle on the brink of also being paid like a top-10 wide receiver. For four years, something between $60 and $64 million isn’t too much, as long as it comes with more than $30 million guaranteed. At five years, Kittle should be looking at $75 million with $34 million guaranteed, or right in line with what the Browns recently gave wide receiver Jarvis Landry.Part of the reason the tight end salaries haven’t escalated the way they should have has been a lack of dominant forces at the position for several recent seasons. Consider Rob Gronkowski got a six-year, $54 million deal with the Patriots to then make him the NFL’s highest-paid tight end in 2012 at $9 million per season.Kittle is worthy of being a Gronk-like trendsetter, because he’s the type of player a younger Gronk was and means that much to the 49ers’ offense. The 49ers and Kittle might seem far apart now, but everything points to everyone being happy in the end. The 49ers know they will need to spend a lot of gold to lock up All-Pro tight end George Kittle. He wants to be the highest-paid player at the position — and then some — and San Francisco is willing to sign its core offensive player for the long term.The real question is, how ready are the 49ers in being able to do so? Kittle, 26, has far exceeded expectations as a fifth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He’s set to earn $2.1 million in base salary in 2020, which represents the height of his bargain rookie contract.The floor of his new deal will begin at an average of $11 million per year. The Chargers’ Hunter Henry is getting $10.6 million with the franchise tag, while the Browns’ Austin Hooper just got $23 million guaranteed as part of a 4-year, $42 million free-agent signing.NFL FREE AGENCY: Best players available at each positionKittle is better than Hooper all-around. His elite blocking and receiving skills make him the best tight end in the game, period, over the Chiefs’ Travis Kelce, who turns 31 in October.So Kittle will reset the market for tight ends. As is the norm with the early stage of negotiations, it makes sense for his representation to shoot for the moon with the new contract’s ceiling. Here’s a breakdown of how the 49ers can pay Kittle and how much he can expect in the end.What is the 49ers’ salary-cap situation?According to OverTheCap.com, the 49ers have around $16 million left under the cap for 2020. They got into that solid situation after moving pricey defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Colts before his contract season. That number jumps to near $50 million in 2021 as they’re facing a lot of expiring contracts.They declined the fifth-year option on defensive lineman Solomon Thomas. Trent Williams, their quick replacement left tackle for retiring Joe Staley, is set to earn more than $12.5 million this year. There’s another $11-million plus available assuming the team doesn’t bring back running back Tevin Coleman and safety Jaquiski Tartt.San Francisco’s other notable veteran free agent in 2021 is cornerback Richard Sherman, who is still playing at a high level as a defensive leader at 32. There’s a good chance the 49ers can bring him back on a reasonable, mutually friendly deal.The 49ers have a ton invested in defensive end behind 2019 Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa along with Arik Armstead and Dee Ford. If Ford doesn’t come through as a healthier contributor in 2020, they could save another $17.6 million against the cap in 2021 by cutting him at a cost of only $4.8 million in dead money.With Kittle being a priority re-sign, there’s nothing prohibiting the 49ers from pleasing him and also bringing back Sherman. George Kittle https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/49/8b/george-kittle-072519-getty-ftr_1syw5gixb8j9k1w1x3emqd9e6t.jpg?t=707916964&w=500&quality=80How much it would cost the 49ers to franchise-tag George Kittle?Based on what Henry got under the non-exclusive tag for 2020, the projected increase for 2021 would be right around that $11 million floor. Unlike QB, where the top five average annual salaries are well above the franchise tag values, there’s not a significant increase available via the exclusive franchise tag for tight ends.Giving Kittle slightly more than Henry and Hooper with only one year of guaranteed money will be perceived as a low-ball move instead of a logical place-holder to extend the long-term deadline until next summer. It’s in the 49ers’ best interest to do the deal earlier and not make Kittle go through a contract year.How much can George Kittle expect to be paid in his new contract?So what is the money worthy of a “George Kittle deal”? For starters, it needs to be significantly more than Hooper got, both in terms of annual salary and guaranteed money. As for years, that depends.At the same age, Travis Kelce got a raise from a third-round pick’s salary, a deserved reward for rising to the top of the position. For his 2016 extension, Kelce got $46.5 million over five years, with $20 million guaranteed.Kittle is a more complete player than Kelce was at 26, and to the 49ers’ run-heavy offense, he also serves as their most seasoned downfield receiver. Kittle is right to command a unique contract.