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  • Hilda Marie Gardner

    first_imgHilda Marie Gardner, 89, of Aurora, IN, passed away at 1:35 PM, Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, IN.  Hilda was born in Wilmington, IN on August 12, 1926, a daughter of the late Thelma (Webb) and James  McCartney. She grew up in Dearborn County and was a 1944 graduate of Aurora High School. Hilda worked at Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg for over forty years. She was a former member of the Aurora Girl Volunteers. She was the widow of Joseph Elwood “Woody” Gardner.Hilda is  survived by three daughters, Barbara Gulley (Keith), of St. Louis, MO, Carolyn Mathews (William), of Cross Plains, IN and Beverly Gardner (Peter Kurko), of Chicago, IL; by grandchildren: Erin Gulley, Jennifer Gallagher, Michael David Mathews, Jessica Riggs and Shawn Kurko; also by great grandchildren; Lindsey, Damion, Brooklynn, Josephine, Marcella, Elijah, Kaya and Rowan. She was preceded in death by her parents, by husband, “Woody”,  by brothers, Carroll and William McCartney and by a sister, Betty Smith.Funeral services will be 1 PM, Wednesday, May 4th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN. Friends are invited to call  Wednesday 11AM-1PM at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora, IN. Memorial donations may be made to Aurora Rescue Unit or the American Lung Association. marklandfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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  • Iheanacho at a ‘nice high level’ — Rodgers

    first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal EPL: Foxes attack Burnley EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, is at a “nice high level”, says Brendan Rodgers.The Nigerian is the latest Leicester player to make headlines for his fine displays.After being a bench-warmer for the majority of the season (appeared four time in all competitions), he has grabbed his opportunity with both hands.The 23-year old has scored and assisted in each of his two Premier League appearances – the first of which came against Everton on December 1.Iheanacho really seems to have won over Rodgers if his words are anything to go by.“I thought he was great. He played the role how we wanted him to play. He creates Jamie’s first goal, gets the second one with a good finish,” Rodgers told the Leicester Mercury.“I just think with Kels now that he’s settling in to being a Leicester City player. He’s come in and he was playing second fiddle to Jamie without many appearances.“Probably before when he’s come into games… When you’re not playing so much, sometimes can you force it. You come and try to force the performance.“All I said to him was just work hard in training, that’s all you can do. Don’t worry about being picked or not, that’s the manager’s choice.“But as long as you’re working hard and giving me something to think about, then that’s all you can do. He’s been first class in his training.“You saw him in the cup games, he comes in and he scores. He did it at Everton, came on and made a great impact. It’s just a case of him coming in with confidence. I thought he was very good [against Aston Villa], his hold-up play, his link-up with the midfield. He was excellent.“With any player, if their confidence is low, they don’t play so well. Every single player has confidence. For him, you can see his level is at a nice high level. He just needs to keep working, that’s the key to it.“Well, wow. What life does to you. Most of the Leicester fans had forgotten that Iheanacho was still at the club but look at him now. He’s a hero in the East Midlands.” Tags: EvertonKelechi IheanachoLeicester Citylast_img read more

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  • Jagielka: Palace win a timely one

    first_img Press Association Roberto Martinez’s side had won just once in 13 games across all competitions ahead of a tight and tense 1-0 victory in south London. Romelu Lukaku scored the game’s only goal with less than two minutes on the clock and Everton had to withstand strong Palace pressure with Jagielka hooking Dwight Gayle’s goalbound effort off the line as the Eagles came close to a share of the spoils. “We know we have got a difficult run coming up and as players you cant help to look to the future and know you have to start winning sooner or later. “With the squad that the manager has got here that we shouldn’t be looking over our shoulder but we are not stupid enough to think that we are too good not to.” The defeat was Palace’s first since Alan Pardew was appointed manager at the turn of the year, with the former Newcastle boss having won his opening four games in charge. It was the third time the Eagles have conceded first under the 53-year-old but Pardew insists he will continue to name a side full of attacking intent. “No, same attitude, same application,” he said when asked if changes would be made following his first loss. “Hopefully we can defend the first two minutes better than we did (against Everton) and we can get ourselves a great result, it’s a big game next week (against Leicester). It’s a big week actually. We then have Newcastle on the Wednesday and then the FA Cup. It will be a big week for the football club.” Palace defender Scott Dann also acknowledged that conceding the first goal in games on a regular basis is eventually going to hurt the hopes of positive results. “We can’t keep keep falling behind and giving teams in the Premier League a head start,” he said. “More often or not you can’t get back in the game and that showed here. We need to make sure we stop conceding early goals.” The Eagles announced their fourth signing of the transfer window on Sunday morning as Senegal international defender Pape Souare completed a move from Lille for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old will link up with his new team-mates once a work permit has been awarded and joins Yaya Sanogo, Jordon Mutch and Shola Ameobi in moving to Selhurst Park in recent weeks. Everton captain Phil Jagielka believes the much-needed win at Crystal Palace on Saturday has come at just the right time for the Toffees. With a Merseyside derby at home to Liverpool coming up next weekend ahead of a trip to Chelsea and a return to Europa League action, Jagielka knows the morale-boosting win at Selhurst Park was something the squad needed. “We have got a win that has been long overdue and hopefully we can go on a run,” the England defender said. “Not many of the boys would have needed a lift going into the derby but it wouldn’t have been nice going into it if we hadn’t have got the win.” Having impressed under Martinez last season, this year has been something of a disappointment thus far but, with 15 Premier League games remaining and a winnable-looking tie against Young Boys in the Europa League, Jagielka feels Everton’s players still have a chance to put that right. “The way things go, especially in football, we tend to build people up very quickly and shoot them down just as quickly,” he said. “That is the same with us. The manager and the players ,we have took a lot of stick but people pay a lot of money to come and see us play. They are allowed their opinion, we understand that and we know that is the nature of the beast. We will keep going for as long as the season goes. “You are superstars if you win, although a 1-0 win doesn’t make us superstars yet. But a victory next week against Liverpool might. “There is still a long way to go in the season, we have got a lot of confidence in this squad but when you are not winning games or picking up three points that gap gets smaller and smaller. last_img read more

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  • The Latest: Copa America postponed until next year

    first_imgHertha general manager Michael Preetz says “it was to be expected that the virus would reach the team sooner or later. The most important thing now is that everyone sticks to the rules.”___10:10 a.m.The Kosovo judo team has been self-isolating as it prepares for the Tokyo Olympics.Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi, four other judokas and five staff members have closed themselves in at a training center in Peja, 85 kilometers (50 miles) west of Pristina. In an open letter on the F1 website, Carey wrote: “We apologize to those fans affected by the cancellation in Australia, as well as the postponement of the other races to date. These decisions are being made … in rapidly changing and evolving circumstances, but we believe they are the right and necessary ones. We also want to extend our thoughts to those already affected, including those in the Formula 1 family.”On Monday, tire provider Pirelli said one of its staff tested positive for the virus and was undergoing treatment in Melbourne.___11:45 a.m.Soccer in Russia has been suspended until April 10. The Copa America has been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak.South American soccer body CONMEBOL says the tournament in Colombia and Argentina will be played between June 11 and July 11.CONMEBOL President Alejandro Domínguez says “it is an extraordinary measure for an unexpected situation, and it answers the fundamental need to avoid an exponential development of the virus.”___10 a.m. The BHA says the decision was taken “to protect essential emergency services and the health and welfare of staff working in the racing industry.”BHA chief executive Nick Rust says its “first duty is to the health of the public, our customers and to racing industry participants and staff,” while saying it will do its best to support those whose livelihoods depend on what Rust said is a “4 billion pound industry.”___1 p.m.The men’s and women’s European gymnastics championships have been canceled. Kelmendi is the first athlete from Kosovo to win an Olympic gold medal.Coach Driton Kuka is among the group. None of them has been infected by the virus.Kosovo has had 16 coronavirus cases. All sports and other entertainment or cultural activities have been suspended in the country and schools, cafes, restaurants, gyms and pools have been closed.___9:55 a.m. The Kentucky Derby has been postponed from May to September because of the coronavirus pandemic.Churchill Downs officials said Tuesday the race will move from May 2 to Sept. 5, marking the first time in 75 years it won’t be run on the first Saturday in May.The last time the first leg of the Triple Crown wasn’t held on the first Saturday in May was in 1945, when the federal government issued a ban on horse racing because of World War II. The ban was lifted on May 8, and the Derby was held on June 9. The only other year the Derby wasn’t held in May was in 1901, when it was raced on April 29.The date change still must be approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission at its meeting Thursday.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___2:15 p.m. 10:35 a.m.Hertha Berlin’s players and coaching staff are going into quarantine for 14 days after one of the players tested positive for the coronavirus.The Bundesliga club doesn’t say which player was affected.The team had been due to return to training on Tuesday after three days of individual exercise.Hertha doctor Uli Schleicher says “the player complained about the usual symptoms and we immediately separated him from the group. A test then produced a positive result for the virus. All players in our squad must now stay at home for the next two weeks.” ___12:10 p.m.Formula One CEO Chase Carey has apologized to fans for the early part of the series being called of by the coronavirus outbreak.The Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne wasn’t canceled last week until teams and drivers forced it. A McLaren team member had tested positive and some drivers had already flown home, but F1 still waited to cancel until just before practices were scheduled to start.The following three races in Bahrain, Vietnam and China have all been postponed. 1:45 p.m.UK Athletics says all clubs and groups should not be training or taking part in competitive races amid the coronavirus outbreak.The guidance follows directives outlined by the British government about limiting social contact.UKA said the suspension also applies to coaching and officiating.___ The Diamond League has called off its first three track meets of the season.The Diamond League was scheduled to start in Qatar next month. Two meets in China in May were to follow. The Diamond League says travel restrictions and disrupted preparations caused by the coronavirus outbreak have made it impossible to stage those competitions on time.The season is now tentatively set to begin in Stockholm on May 24.Only one of the three canceled meets has been rescheduled. The event in Shanghai is now set for Aug. 13. The meet in Qatar and the second Chinese meet have been postponed indefinitely but could be restaged after the Diamond League final in September.The 2020 season was supposed to see a shift in how the Diamond League is run with an extended 15-meet season and fewer events at each.center_img March 17, 2020 1:10 p.m.The Spanish soccer league has offered about 500 coronavirus tests for its clubs.The tests have been distributed prioritizing teams that traveled to risk areas or already have players infected.Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay on Sunday became the first Spanish league player infected with the virus.The distribution of tests began last Thursday as part of the league’s actions to support its clubs during the pandemic. 1:40 p.m.The Kontinental Hockey League and the VTB United League in basketball have suspended play.Both leagues say they will stop until at least April 10.The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL. It had previously said it would pause for a week to draw up a new playoff format. It’s been left with six Russian teams in an eight-team bracket after Finnish team Jokerit and Kazakh team Barys withdrew.___ The Russian league was the best attended sports competition still operating in Europe last weekend with more than 33,000 fans at one of its games.The Russian Football Union says its board agreed to immediately suspend all competitions at a meeting Tuesday.That follows a wave of tighter restrictions on public gatherings and events across Russia and a decision by CSKA Moscow to cancel its upcoming game against Zenit St. Petersburg.Fans made ironic references to the virus outbreak at games last week. Fans of Zenit chanted “we’re all going to die” on Saturday and CSKA supporters displayed a banner on Sunday with the club crest and the message: “This virus is inside me. I’m its carrier.”___ The Latest: Copa America postponed until next year ___1:05 p.m.All horse racing in Britain will be suspended starting Wednesday.It was the last remaining major sport to be continuing in the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.But the British Horseracing Authority says the race meetings in Wetherby and Taunton — being staged without fans on Tuesday — will be last until the end of April. The European Gymnastics Union says it tried to find ways to keep its events going despite the spread of the coronavirus but found it impossible because of government restrictions and travel bans.The events offered Olympic qualifying spots.The women’s championships were due to be held in Paris from April 30-May 3, and the men’s championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, from May 27-31.Also called off are European rhythmic gymnastics championships in Ukraine and the European trampoline championship in Sweden, both in May.The UEG says it hopes the events can be rescheduled for the second half of the year. Associated Press China has already resumed a partial track and field schedule after the virus outbreak subsided. It was supposed to host the world indoor championships this month in Nanjing but that event was moved to 2021.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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  • UW attempts rebound against OSU

    first_imgThe UW men’s soccer team’s scoring saga will continue Sunday as the Badgers open the Big Ten season at home against Ohio State.The question all year — and more specifically on their latest three-game losing streak — has been one of finding a solid, consistent scorer to win games. The Badgers have found the back of the net 10 times in nine games this season, but have posted just two goals in their last four games. Wisconsin possesses no player with more than two goals on the year, and the scoring issue was never more apparent than in Wednesday’s game with Northern Illinois — a 1-0 UW loss.”We just had to finish our chances,” sophomore midfielder Erik Ortega said. “We had some chances — we could’ve won that game 3-1.”Instead, they ended up on the losing end of a shutout for the second-straight game.While a three-game skid can get a team down, and it looked as if that was the case Wednesday night, the Badgers are going to need to keep their head up and turn things around for the start of the Big Ten season.”Maybe guys were struggling off the weekend … but that’s no excuse. Maybe it was a confidence issue,” Ortega said. “We just have to put this behind us and concentrate on practice and training and focus on Sunday.”The Buckeyes are led by sophomore forward Xavier Balc, who has notched four goals in seven games thus far. OSU has also received steady play from goalkeeper Ray Burse. The senior has allowed just six goals in eight games this season and already has posted three shutouts.But Ohio State may also be looking to turn things around. The Buckeyes started off the season hot, but are also in the midst of a three-game winless streak, going 0-2-1 over that span. They will, however, get a chance to end their skid when they play at Akron Friday.Burse will face a formidable foe in UW goalkeeper Jake Settle on the other end of the field. The junior battled back from a concussion last weekend in Seattle to allow just one goal — which deflected off of his own teammate — in Wednesday’s game.”He’s had a good start to this season. He’s done really, really well,” UW head coach Jeff Rohrman said. “We’re going to need Jake to come up big, especially Sunday. Ohio State is a very good team and they’re going to test him.”Settle has a .820 save percentage and one shutout in eight contests this year.But the question, undoubtedly, will be who gets the job done on the offensive attack if the Badgers want to emerge victorious.”I just think we have to get better in the attacking third, and we’ll start scoring some goals,” Rohrman said.It is often said that, for a team to win, it just needs to come out with the right mentality. The Badgers did not have that mentality Wednesday, and will look for some leadership to spark the team into coming out with the right attitude.”I definitely need to step up the leadership role,” team captain Aaron Hohlbein said. “I guess I haven’t been doing as good a job as I should be. I’ve just got to talk to everybody and make sure they get focused and realize that Sunday is a must-win game.”If Hohlbein can ensure that his team takes on the same mindset, the team will give itself an opportunity to start the conference season off on the right foot.”I think we rest, we rehab, we re-energize, and we kind of refocus a little bit and come out Friday and Saturday training with the right mentality and right attitude and come in Sunday knowing we have to win that game.”last_img read more

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  • Dressel Grabs Seventh Gold to Equal Phelps Record

    first_imgU.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel equalled compatriot Michael Phelps’s record of seven gold medals at a single World Championships yesterday.Dressel secured his record-equalling feat as the United States won gold in the men’s 4×100 metres medley relay, in which he swam the butterfly leg.The 20-year-old had previously won individual gold medals in the men’s 50m and 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly, as well as in the men’s 4x100m freestyle, 4x100m mixed freestyle and 4x100m mixed medley relays.Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, won seven gold medals at the World Championships in Melbourne, Australia 10 years ago.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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  • Bubble Dribble: It ain’t easy staying green on NBA’s campus

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I’m going to have to kick you out,” she said. “The building just went yellow.”A quick explainer: There are tiers of access in the bubble, and “green” refers to the folks like myself who have gone through quarantine, are tested daily, and live on the NBA’s Disney campus. “Yellow” are people who live “outside” the bubble, and even though they may enter venues at the WWOS complex, the green tier is not meant to directly interact with them.This creates situations like what happened Saturday night: The nightly cleaning crew is yellow, and they generally give an hour for people to vacate the premises so they can carry out the NBA-mandated deep cleaning on courts, chairs and other surfaces. So when the building is “yellow,” everyone who is green has to get lost.There’s nothing anyone can do about this. This is one of the reasons why players don’t shower or have food available at the venues — after most games, players take long showers and enjoy catering. The teams quickly shuffle out to buses, with some players still slick with the sweat of the evening’s game. The NBA employees on site don’t have the power to delay the cleaning because their own protocols state that it has to be done, and the cleaners are paid by the hour.Even though the cleaning crew was technically kicking us out early, there was no argument to be made. All the reporters who had to write or shoot TV spots grabbed our bags and scuttled off to the bus, finishing our stories while riding back to the Coronado Springs Resort. This wasn’t even the first time this had happened to me. Staying “green” is easy in the living areas of the Disney Campus, but it’s a bigger concern at the WWOS complex where the groups are more likely to intermingle. There are side-by-side walkways for people with yellow credentials and people with green credentials, with signs to mark the difference. Strangely, we eat meals in the same building attached to the Visa Athletic Center, just in separate rooms.I’ve had multiple conversations with yellow credentialed friends in the media from across the gate — but if we somehow made close contact, there’s a chance I could be put back into quarantine for the safety and integrity of the bubble.This manifests in more challenging ways to NBA staffers. While I was waiting for a practice to end recently, a medical staffer from a team approached me with a question: “Do you know the Green Route to the MRI?”I didn’t know the answer, but it’s a necessary preparation to make for teams lest a minor injury becomes a major quarantine concern..When players are hurt and staffers need the resources to determine how severe injuries are, not all of these things are in the venues. The wrong route to those buildings could unintentionally land an injured player and any accompanying staff member outside the bubble. Some injuries, like Rajon Rondo’s fractured thumb or Orlando forward Jonathan Isaac’s ACL rupture, require medical treatment outside the bubble, but the initial evaluation needs to be in a green zone to see if it’s serious enough to require outside help.One of my deep-seeded fears is that I’ll unintentionally wander into one of these zones — not for food pickup as some players have already learned — but perhaps not reading signage correctly, or accidentally bumping someone with a yellow credential in the places where our walkways intersect. While the risk to actually be exposed to coronavirus seems low in these situations, an inconclusive test to Jimmy Butler over the weekend heightened the NBA’s sensitivity that all protocols are followed. Memos were sent reinforcing mask wearing and distancing. Media is scheduled for a mandatory health and safety update later this week, presumably for the same purpose.The pressure to watch your step lest you venture into a yellow zone — and the pressure that you might have to pick up and leave your workspace on deadline — can be irritating. But it’s much less of an inconvenience than having to quarantine for another week. — Kyle GoonEditor’s note: Thanks for reading the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon, who is among the few reporters with a credential inside the NBA bubble. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.In the Bubble“Is there a home court advantage here?” – If the Lakers finally clinch home court advantage tonight with a 1 seed, I took a stab at figuring out what that means when every game is in the bubble without fans.Bounced by the defending champs – The Raptors’ well-coordinated defense and the Lakers’ cold shooting spelled a loss on Saturday night (and I did make deadline, by the way).Keeping an eye ahead – The Lakers’ bench coaches can do something they never do in season: Scout opponents live.Tipping the cap to Kap – LeBron James said Colin Kaepernick was an inspiration to the NBA, which has largely knelt at games during the national anthem.More on the protests – Mirjam wrote about a stirring moment on Thursday night as the Lakers, Clippers and referees all knelt.Strong first effort – A late bucket and feisty defensive possession by LeBron tipped the scales for the Lakers against the Clippers.Still plenty of rivalry juice – While Staples Center is missed, the Lakers-Clippers rivalry still has juice, Jim Alexander writes.Basketball keeps its eye on the world – From our last newsletter: Just because the NBA is in a bubble doesn’t mean the people inside have stopped thinking about the people on the outside. Editor’s note: This is the Monday Aug. 3 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon, who is among the few reporters with a credential inside the NBA bubble. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Hitting tight deadlines after games can always be a bit of an adventure. In the bubble, however, factors totally beyond your control can make it even more fraught.Shortly after the Lakers’ 107-92 loss to the Toronto Raptors, I was striding back to the media seating (typically there’s a separate work room for media but not at the ESPN Wide World of Sports venues). I had written some about the game already, and was ready to add insights we had garnered from LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma and Frank Vogel. I had just under an hour to file — plenty of time on the clock.As I sat down at my laptop, full of adrenaline and purpose, one of the NBA’s staffers ran up and waved to grab my attention.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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  • First Black woman to win Olympic gold dies in Ga.

    first_imgThis file photo from Aug. 17, 1948, shows U.S. Olympic team member Alice Coachman arriving from London on the U.S.S. Washington into New York City. (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, died early Monday in south Georgia. She was 90.Davis’ death was confirmed by her daughter, Evelyn Jones.Davis won Olympic gold in the high jump at the 1948 games in London with an American and Olympic record of 1.68 meters (5.51 feet), according to USA Track and Field, the American governing body of the sport. Davis was inducted to the USA Track and Field Hall of fame in 1975, and was inducted to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2004.“Going into the USOC Hall of Fame is as good as it gets,” she told The Associated Press in a 2004 interview. “It’s like Cooperstown, Springfield and Canton,” she said, referring to the sites of other prominent Halls of Fame.This July 8, 1948, file photo shows Alice Coachman of Albany, Ga., clearing the bar at five feet to win the running high jump in the Women’s National Track Meet in Grand Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo, File)Davis was the only American woman to win a gold medal at the 1948 games. According to Olympic historian David Wallechinsky, Coachman was honored with a 175-mile motorcade in Georgia when she returned from London. However, the black and white audiences were segregated at her official ceremony in Albany.Recollecting her career in the 2004 interview, Davis speculated that she could have won even more Olympic medals, but the Olympics weren’t held in 1940 or 1944 because of World War II. She retired at age 25 after winning the gold medal in London.“I know I would have won in 1944, at least,” said Davis. “I was starting to peak then. It really feels good when Old Glory is raised and the National Anthem is played.”Davis attended Tuskegee University and also played basketball on a team that won three straight conference basketball titles. She won 25 national track and field championships — including 10 consecutive high jump titles — between 1939 and 1948, according to USA Track and Field.This April 18, 2012, file photo shows Olympic swimming great John Nabor, left, interviewing Alice Coachman Davis, a gold medalist in the high jump at the 1948 Olympics, during U.S. Olympic team festivities in New York’s Times Square. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)Growing up in the deep South during the era of segregation, Davis had to overcome multiple challenges.The New Georgia Encyclopedia says she was prohibited from using public sports facilities because of her race, so she used whatever equipment she could cobble together to practice her jumping.“My dad did not want me to travel to Tuskegee and then up north to the Nationals,” Davis told the AP. “He felt it was too dangerous. Life was very different for African-Americans at that time. But I came back and showed him my medal and talked about all the things I saw. He and my mom were very proud of me.”Davis won her first national high jump title at age 16 according to USA Track and Field, and worked as a school teacher and track coach after retiring. An elementary school in her home town is named in her honor and opened in August 1999 according to Dougherty County schools officials.Vera Williams, a secretary at Meadows Funeral Home in Albany, said Meadows will be handling Davis’ memorial service, but plans haven’t been finalized yet. Davis’ cause of death was not immediately disclosed.last_img read more

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  • Residents Organize To Offer Ideas on Affordable Housing

    first_imgSince itsinception, ROSAH has established a board of trustees, adopted bylaws andcommittees and applied to the IRS for 501(c)(3) status. It has also defined itsstrategic goals, interviewed and obtained legal counsel, launched its websiteand social media platforms and fundraised. Now it is seeking additionalsupporters, volunteers and donors to help reach an affordable housing plan“better than” the current agreements. By Allison Perrine | aperrine@tworivertimes.com “It’sabout what they’re doing to our neighborhood…and how they kind of hidoverdevelopment of our town under the guise of caring for middle-to low-incomefamilies,” said Michael Timpone, a Rumson resident who lives near the proposedhousing development site on Rumson Road. TheRumson Open Space and Affordable Housing (ROSAH) nonprofit organization, establishedin response to Rumson’s affordable housing plan, had its first public meetingMarch 11. As partof Yellow Brook’s agreement, housing will be constructed on Rumson Road,Bingham Avenue and Carton Street. Mumford will build luxury market-rate unitson rezoned areas of Bingham Avenue and Rumson Road. He will also contribute$1.35 million toward the town’s construction of affordable housing at 62 CartonSt. Additionally, he will convey his land on Carton Street to the borough. Timpone,an attorney, said he grew up in a family of modest means in Ridgewood. “I getthe value of a good education. I don’t think that I’d be here had I not grownup in that town where I saw all these people who were successful, who achieved,who went to college,” he said. “I realized that I can do this if they can doit. And I think that’s what affordable housing is about. It’s about givingpeople who might not otherwise have the opportunity to excel to get into thesekinds of schools that our children are fortunate enough to get into.” Severalkey points were stressed, especially that ROSAH is for affordable housing,not against it. “Based onthe findings of its experts, ROSAH argued that the settlement agreements shouldnot receive court approval because they are not fair to the interests of low andmoderate-income households and fail to provide a realistic likelihood ofconstruction that is affordable to such households.” However,while ROSAH supports affordable housing, it claims to be against “high-densityluxury developments and bypassing zoning rules with no input from the public.” Theorganization has taken legal actions to pursue its goals, including filing alawsuit Feb. 28 in state Superior Court. It alleges that the adoption of theresolutions “was arbitrary, capricious, unreasonable, and contrary to publicpolicy,” because the adoption was done under “substantial duress” by Rumson. “Even ifyou’re not immediately impacted… this can happen to you tomorrow or 2025, andyou should know that at that time, ROSAH is going to be there for you and fightthe same fight,” said Memtsoudis. As part of a settlement agreement with Rumson and Yellow Brook Property Co., the developer plans to build this duplex at 132 Bingham Road. Courtesy Yellow Brook Currently,the borough’s total affordable housing obligation is 603 units. It’s realisticdevelopment potential (RDP), however, is 51 units. The remaining obligation, anunmet need of 552, will be addressed with inclusionary overlay zoning andadditional ordinances. The inclusionary overlay zoning will allow propertyowners to keep a property as is or, if they choose, to one day developmultifamily housing with affordable set-asides. “No onethat I have spoken to is against affordable housing. People are frustrated withthe process that we’ve gotten no public input, no ability to have communication,even to date,” said resident Donald Devine. ROSAH wasfounded in February after the borough council approved two settlementagreements and plans to meet its state-imposed affordable housing mandates. Onesettlement was with the Cherry Hill-based Fair Share Housing Center and theother was with Red Bank-based Yellow Brook Property Co., owned by localdeveloper Roger Mumford. Now members await the Fairness Hearing at the Monmouth County Courthouse in Freehold, currently scheduled for March 26. They are encouraging people in the meantime to write letters to Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Linda Grasso Jones objecting to the borough’s settlement agreements as well as state legislators and department of environmental protection members, and to contact the borough council. Additionally,on March 5, ROSAH filed its objection to the Rumson Housing Settlements.Working with engineers and planning reports, they found that the borough’ssettlement agreements “conflict with the intent of the Mount Laurel doctrine,are inconsistent with the Borough’s master plan documents, and incompatiblewith sound planning principles,” according to the ROSAH website. “We haveto realize that no matter where you are geographically located in Rumson, weare all affected by this. And that’s the school system, it’s traffic, it’ssafety, it’s town services, property values, the integrity of our town and itsinfrastructure,” said resident Stavros Memtsoudis, M.D., who gave thepresentation that evening. Membershighlighted the group’s accomplishments over the past month and roadmappedwhat’s to come in the fight to find alternative solutions for affordablehousing in Rumson. Down the road, the group hopes to help other towns in NewJersey fight the same fight while protecting the environment, open spaces andhistoric structures. About 70people attended the meeting hosted at the Knights of Columbus building in FairHaven. Organizers expected more would have attended if it were not for COVID-19concerns. (Gov. Phil Murphy’s ban on gatherings of more than 50 people toprevent community spread went into effect Monday, March 16.) This article originally appeared in the March 19, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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  • Canucks Down Kings As Playoff Races Intensify

    first_imgLeigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He’s old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s (www.fightingforstanley.ca/vancouver) west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily.The Vancouver Canucks opened their final homestand of the season with a hard fought, 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night at Rogers Arena.  The Canucks received stellar goaltending from starter Roberto Luongo, who stopped all 38 of the Kings’ shots to earn his fourth shutout of the year.  With the result, the Canucks climbed to within two points of conference-leading St. Louis and the Kings fell to ninth place in the conference – such is the way of things with the standings the way they are.  This game review won’t be that long because, for the most part, not much happened tonight.The Canucks received the only offense they would need courtesy of Manny Malhotra, who streaked down the left wing and received a pass from fourth line centre Max Lapierre before snapping a perfect shot off the post and in over Jonathan Quick’s glove at 3:05 of the opening period.From there, the game was a horribly tight checking affair with very few quality scoring chances at either end.  Luongo faced nine shots in the first, 12 in the second, and a whopping 17 in the third as the desperate Kings team threw everything they had at the home side. The Canucks played well defensively throughout the game, and when the Kings did get a good chance, Luongo was there to turn them away.  Luongo’s best work came late in the third period, when L.A. upped their game and generated a number of their scoring chances, some from point blank range.Throughout most of the game, the Canucks were full value for the lead as they had an advantage physically over the Kings and threw a lot of hits, finishing with 34 to L.A.’s 24.  While I would say the first two periods were relatively even, the Canucks came out in the third with a notion to putting the Kings away, at one point outshooting them 8-2 in the third.   Sami Salo hasn’t been having a great stretch of hockey.  I’m hoping coach Alain Vigneault will find a way to get him some rest prior to the playoffs. Meanwhile, there’s a ton of clutching, grabbing, and other stick fouls occurring all over the ice – and those remain uncalled as the referees focus on these other chincy calls. Sutter’s suits are even worse than his comments. Zack Kassian had a great first few games with the team after the deadline, but he’s fallen into a funk while playing with Henrik.  He recorded only two hits tonight and had only one in the last game.  He needs to use his size and be physical to be effective.  Hopefully the coaching staff gets the young player going, otherwise, I think we’ll be seeing Byron Bitz back in the lineup come playoff time. For a team that can trot out Doughty, Voynov, Carter, Richards, and Kopitar on its first power play unit (not to mention Justin Williams), the Kings’ power play unit is anemic. IF THIS WERE A PLAYOFF GAMEAs I said above, this game really felt like a playoff game with the intensity shown by the Kings and the quality of the goaltending at both ends.  Further, the Canucks were full value for the win tonight.  Therefore, it would have been another win if it were a playoff game, and the Canucks are now 5-3 since I began tracking the games in this fashion. PARTING SHOTSBroadcast Observation of the Night:  TSN was the broadcaster of choice tonight.  They do a few things well, but mostly I enjoy watching it when Ray Ferraro is the colour guy (I think he’s one of the best in the business). Tonight, he and partner Gord Miller brought up the fact that this was the 25th time that the Kings went to the third period with the score at 1-1 or less.  That’s an absolutely insane statistic. Jonathan Quick should get some serious consideration in the Hart Trophy race, as many nights he’s the only reason his team is in the game.  At a minimum, he’s in a good position for Vezina consideration.Looking ahead: The Canucks continue their homestand on Wednesday night as they host the equally desperate Colorado Avalanche. The fourth line of Lapierre-Malhotra-Weise was also pretty good in limited duty.  I just find that I notice them every time they are on the ice – they usually make a good play with the puck and they can be counted on to play physically.  Lapierre and Weise accounted for 11 of the team’s 34 hits on the night. I’m really not a fan of Kings’ coach Daryl Sutter and his cryptic gameday comments did nothing to help that.  He “thanked the Canucks for fitting the Kings into their schedule”, which most people believe was a sharp comment directed either at the Vancouver media, or the team itself, for thinking that the Canucks are a very good team.  Like most of the crap that comes out of his mouth, that just didn’t make any sense.  I still can’t believe that Kings’ GM Dean Lombardi hired him. In general, you can put me in the camp of those that think the Canucks usually get a raw deal from the officials.  Not tonight.  The referees called a number of weak calls on both teams, but tonight it seemed like the Kings got the short end of the stick as they had at least three weak calls against them. The evenness of the forwards’ play was reflected in the icetime tonight, as only Ryan Kesler played more than 20 minutes.center_img Equally bad was the call in the late going against Dustin Penner, as he barely touched Luongo in his crease and fell victim to a dubious goaltender inference call.  If I were a Kings fan, I would have been incensed. As noted above however, the Kings dug down deep and threw everything they had at the Canucks in the last half of the period.  Throughout it all, the Canucks’ defense had a strong night, as they didn’t fall into their habit of backing in and did a good job standing up to the L.A. forwards as they came in over the blue line and were able to keep the shooting lanes clear for Luongo to see pucks.Overall, this game felt like a playoff game (this is becoming the norm) as the Kings were very desperate and the play was scrambly at times.  In addition, there were a number of hard hits dished out by both sides.  Finally, both goaltenders were on the top of their game, only allowing one goal between them. The Kings are a team that has a relatively strong possibility of finishing in a position (seventh or eighth) that will represent the Canucks’ first round playoff opponent, so this may have been a playoff preview.  If so, we are in for a long, dull series. GAME OBSERVATIONS None of the Canucks’ offensive lines were that noticeable tonight.  For the first time since Daniel Sedin’s injury, the first line of Sedin-Raymond-Kassian didn’t do much on the ice.  Consistent with many recent games, both the second and third lines were relatively effective. Drew Doughty has also been a disappointment.  Since his strong 2009-2010 campaign, where he was one of Canada’s best players at the Olympics, he has regressed.  He doesn’t take over a game the way he once displayed he could. The Kings received almost nothing offensively from Mike Richards and Jeff Carter.  If they are hoping to get into the playoffs, they need those guys to score.  Ditto for Anze Kopitar – for a supposed young star of the NHL, he was invisible most of the night. Marc-Andre Gragnani drew into the lineup, replacing injured Aaron Rome.  Gragnani needs to play six more games for the Canucks to avoid him becoming an unrestricted Group 6 free agent, so expect to see him a lot before the end of the regular season.  Gragnani played reasonably well in his 12 minutes of icetime. The referees continue to cause me to pause and wonder what the hell is going on in the NHL.  Tonight’s game was the second in a row where a good number more penalties were called than we have been seeing since December. One such call was the ridiculous call against Kyle Clifford for unsportsmanlike conduct when he gave Luongo a snow shower.  I’m generally in favour of this rule, but this situation tonight was one where Clifford was chasing the puck and he was bearing down on Luongo with steam – and if he hadn’t stopped, he would have completely run him over.  Just a bad, ridiculous call. As a result of all the penalties, the Canucks received four power plays to L.A.’s three.  Neither team scored and the Canucks’ power play in particular looked discombobulated.  I’ve noticed in the last few games, and even moreso in the last two games against Colorado and the Kings, that teams are being very aggressive on the Canucks’ defensemen at the point and on the forward lined up on the half wall.  Once the Canucks figure this out, they should be able to get the puck down low very quickly to generate more scoring opportunites.last_img read more

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