Cuttington Gets Innovative for Academic Excellence, Sustainability

first_imgDr. C. Patrick BurrowesLike other institutions of higher education in Liberia, Cuttington University is facing serious financial challenges. To address these problems, the nation’s oldest private university has announced several major innovations.As noted by Dr. C. Patrick Burrowes, Cuttington’s new Vice President for Academic Affairs, “We have lots of challenges, but we cannot sit without finding solutions to them.“Working with our deans, faculty, and others at our Suakoko campus, we have decided to initiate several academic innovations. When these initiates are fully rolled out next academic year, we believe they will enhance the learning environment and help to address our financial challenges.”Burrowes is a seasoned academic who has worked at major American universities including Howard University and Pennsylvania State University.  He is the author of numerous Liberian history books and widely published in scholarly journals. He spent 30 years researching and writing his most recent book, Between the Kola Forest and the Salty Sea: A History of the Liberian People Before 1800.Dr. Burrowes added Cuttington University is in the process of launching three new centers for academic excellence. Dr. Burrowes further said the essence of the centers is to upscale the university’s revenue by conducting short-term training, data collection, measurement, and evaluation and applied research for government, funders and international organizations.Already launched is the Center for Innovative Food Systems, which will address shortages in food storage, packaging and value-addition that are contributing to malnutrition and food insecurity.The center, according to Dr. Burrowes is headed by veteran agriculturist Stanford Peabody.“Two other centers will be soon follow,” he said. “One will focus on education and the other on health and human development.”Another innovation the university is undertaking, according to Dr. Burrowes is to launch a comprehensive review of its undergraduate curriculum.“Instead of offering programs that are available at other universities, we want to make sure ours are unique and programs in line with the current manpower needs of Liberia. We also want to structure our curriculum so that students can complete short-term certificates on their way to earning their bachelor’s degree, “Dr. Burrowes added.Among other innovations, Dr. Burrowes said the University has implemented new record-keeping software in its Admissions and Records Office, Burrowes said.“The new system allows students to register online without coming to campus. It will also reduce the number of steps required for registration and speed up the registration process,” he added.Upon joining Cuttington in December 2018, Dr. Burrowes quickly recruited two popular young scholars to join the University’s distinguished faculty. They include Hawa Jande Golakai, an award-winning novelist and short-story writer, who has regularly featured at several international book festivals; and Othniel Forte, founder of the monthly literary event called Monrovia Reads and Forte Publishing Company. Forte now works with the institution as research warden and Golakai teaches English and literature.“Hiring Golakai and Forte created quite a buzz. So, I am now getting calls from other scholars who want to join us. Stay tuned for news of other exciting hires.To address declining revenue, Dr. Burrowes said that Cuttington is pursuing closer working relationships with government ministries and agencies to help with data collection, short-term training of employees, facilities for conferences and outreach to rural communities, especially farmers.“Right now, we want mutually beneficial partnerships, not handouts,” he said.Meanwhile, Dr. Burrowes has urged members of the legislature to help Cuttington meet it nation’s goals through adequate budgetary allocation.“The gap in higher education between Monrovia and the rest of the country is widening. With help from our legislators, we can help to close that gap. We are Liberia’s only university that is truly national in scope, with campuses in Suakoko, Kakata, and Monrovia. Our Bong County campus is near the center of the country,” he said.Meanwhile, Dr. Burrowes has disclosed that he start the implementation of a weekly movie night and a lecture series that have both proven popular with students.“Lecturers so far have included Swedish Ambassador Ingrid Witterqvist, who spoke on her country’s feminist foreign policy, and Dr. Dougbeh Nyan, Liberian research scientist and inventor,” Dr. Burrowes said. “On May 15, internationally renowned Liberian scholar Robtel Pailey will speak on citizenship in Liberia.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Revised First Nations guide to help teachers lead new curriculum

first_imgTeachers now have a revised resource to help bring Aboriginal culture, history and perspectives into their lessons, and it’s called the ‘Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives in the Classroom: Moving Forward’ resource booklet.This guide will be used along with the ‘Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guides’, developed by the First Nations Schools Association and the First Nations Education Steering Committee for teachers in grades 5, 10, 11 and 12.Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad made the announcement on behalf of Education Minister Mike Bernier at the BC Cabinet First Nations Leaders’ Gathering yesterday in Vancouver.- Advertisement -“We are on the right path, in British Columbia. We’ve come a long, long ways from where we were just a decade ago. But more work lies ahead, there’s certainly more work that needs to be done,” he said. “But we are willing and able to be your partners in moving forward our relationship – because we recognize, for us to be able to achieve true reconciliation, there is much more that we can do.”From January to March of this year, the ministry met with First Nations, Métis, school district and agency partners in five communities throughout the province.It will provide teachers with new ways to incorporate Aboriginal content in every subject and in every grade.Advertisement The booklet is based on key themes, from community and relationships, to history and engagement with nature.It is one of a few guides aim to help students of all cultural backgrounds gain an understanding of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal People over Canada’s history.B.C.’s Aboriginal curriculum and these resources were under development before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission made its recommendations in June of this year.last_img read more

Celebrating the `rose lady of South Pasadena’

first_imgALHAMBRA – It began as a show of appreciation, quickly became a tradition and soon won its practitioner fame as the “rose lady of South Pasadena.” Miriam Spaulding, the rose lady in question, celebrated her 100th birthday Monday, but at her party on Sunday, relatives and friends were joined by employees from the South Pasadena Post Office. Postal clerks from the office were the recipients of Spaulding’s flowers. Six days a week, she would walk to the post office and place a vase of flowers at each clerk’s station. Spaulding began the tradition in the early 1990s, when she worked out of her home as a products distributor for Neo-Life, which sells health products. Because she depended so much on the Postal Service for her business, “she really began to appreciate the people at the post office,” her son, Lincoln Spaulding, 60, said Monday. “That’s when she started to do the flower thing,” he added. “It even smelled like flowers in there,” her other son, Dick Spaulding, 68, said. These days Dick and his wife Linda run his mother’s business. “My mom says it started when she took a rose to one teller and gave it to her,” he said. “The other clerks said, `Where’s mine?’ So she brought a rose for each of them, and she couldn’t get out of it after that. That started the tradition.” “They still remember me,” Miriam Spaulding said. “I did it every day, I never missed a day. I always walked over. I didn’t have the heart to give it up, so I went every day. I put the flowers on the counter, in vases. The people loved the roses.” She delivered roses to the post office until 2003, when she retired and moved to the Marguerite Gardens retirement community in Alhambra. Born on Nov. 19, 1907, in Chardon, Ohio, Spaulding studied at the Oberline Conservatory of Music in Ohio and came to South Pasadena in 1933. She became a music teacher and one of the first members of the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, where she was principal violist. “I walked around” South Pasadena, she recalled, looking for students and visiting their homes to give them lessons. She married Howard Spaulding in 1936 and the couple had two sons, Dick and Lincoln. When he died in 1954 at age 50, Miriam realized she had to do something to support her family, so got involved in selling mail-order health products. “She was interested in good health way back as a young person,” Dick Spaulding said. “She practiced natural, healthy living before it was cool. Good nutrition has always been her passion. “She believes that embracing a positive mental attitude, staying active both physically and mentally is the key not only to aging successfully, but living successfully and it played a big role in her longevity.” Spaulding had two older brothers who lived into their 90s, as did her mother. She has eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. “She had a good mix of business sense and a passion for good nutrition,” Lincoln said. “All the time she was making a business of it, she was sharing good nutrition with other people and sharing her passion with other people.” In 1996, the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce honored Spaulding by naming her “Business Person of the Year.” CBS-TV did a story about her in 1996, her son said. And Huell Howser also did a segment on her that originally aired in September 1997. The program was shown again Monday to celebrate her birthday. Howser called her on Sunday and wished her happy birthday. “Miriam is truly a remarkable individual and makes an impact on everyone around her,” said Debbie Massey, Marguerite Gardens’ activities director. “As a musician, wife, mother, grandmother and businesswoman, she is an inspiration.” (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Business is blooming for star gardener Paddy with new Letterkenny store

first_imgPaddy McDermott, one of Donegal’s best-known gardening talents, is enjoying great growth in his business ventures.Paddy, who is from Burt, has had an exciting summer as the winner of RTE’s Super Garden Viewers’ Choice Award. He was Donegal’s first finalist in the TV competition, which saw cameras coming to Letterkenny to film him transforming a local family’s garden.And now Paddy is putting down roots in Letterkenny with a second branch of his Creative Landscaping Works store. The official opening will take place on Saturday 17th August and it promises to be a fun day out for all with special offers. Alongside his popular store in Bridgend, Paddy’s Letterkenny store offers everything you could need to design your dream garden with ease.Watch the video below for a tour of the brand new store:He was also recently awarded a coveted Business All Star Accreditation, which is an independently verified standard mark for businesses based on rigorous selection criteria; performance, trust and customer centricity.With Paddy’s expertise, you can get help to make your garden an attractive space to relax and play. Creative Landscaping Works is the north west’s leading artificial grass supplier, providing premium quality synthetic green grass 365 days a year. Which means no mowing! They also sell Tobermore concrete block paving and paving flags/slabs, which come with a 25 year guarantee. Get your paving sealers and outdoor cleaning products in store.And for the little ones, Creative Landscaping Works specialised in outdoor playframes and fun. Find playframes, trampolines, swings, goal posts and more to suit any garden size at the stores. There is a wide range of playframe accessories available, from swing seats, slides, handles, climbing rocks, telescopes, steering wheels and more.Paddy McDermott at the new Creative Landscaping Works, Lisnennan LetterkennyThey also have great quality garden furniture, seating and firepits to create a relaxing area for winding down outside. Plus, you’ll find artificial plants and hedges for hassle-free designing.Paddy has it all in the Creative Landscaping stores, with hand tools and DIY equipment including screws, nails and fixings all under one roof. And you can get the best advice from the team on how to make the most of your space.Creative Landscaping Works LetterkennyCiaran at Creative Landscaping Works BridgendCreative Landscaping Works LetterkennyDavid at Creative Landscaping Works, Lisnennan LetterkennyWhy not call into the grand opening of the new store at Lisnennan Letterkenny for a browse of all the stock. The opening party will feature family fun events and an environmentally friendly car exhibition. Plus, customers can book into a free one day design clinic taking place on Saturday – call 087 937 9967 to get booked in now.With Highland Radio broadcasting from 12noon, it’s sure to be a fun day out. Paddy and the team are looking forward to welcoming everyone.Follow Creative Landscaping Works on Facebook for regular offers and updates from Letterkenny and BridgendPaddy McDermott at the new Creative Landscaping Works, Lisnennan LetterkennyBusiness is blooming for star gardener Paddy with new Letterkenny store was last modified: August 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Businesscreative landscaping worksGardeningOutdoorPaddy McDermottStoresuper gardenlast_img read more


first_imgDRIVERS ARE BEING URGED TO SLOW DOWN DUE TO SEVERE TEMPERATURESFEB 2, 2012 0100Roads in Donegal tonight have already started to freeze with air temperatures already at -6C in places.Gardai, county council officials and other emergency services are urging people to please slow down and take their time if taking to the road between now and 10am. The N56 Donegal/Glenties road and N15 Donegal/Letterkenny and the N13 Derry roads are all hit with icy conditions.The Lifford road is also particularly bad.TAKE CARE FOLKSDONEGAL WEATHER CHANNEL SEVERE WEATHER WARNING: ICE ON ROADS AS TEMPERATURES DROP TO -6C was last modified: February 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal weathericelast_img read more

Everton want Arsenal ace, Wenger to return to football, Neymar back at Barca?

first_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer IN DEMAND Lionel Messi could be allowed to leave Barcelona in a free transfer in 2020, if the Argentina superstar does not join another ‘elite’ league. (Mundo Deportivo)Neymar has been sounding out Barcelona over a shock return to Camp Nou. The Brazilian forward joined Barca in 2013 and went on to score 105 goals for the Catalans before he left for PSG in a world-record deal last summer. FULL STORY HEREReal Madrid are ready to make a move for Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling after watching him down Spain in the UEFA Nations League. FULL STORY HEREEverton are entering the race to sign Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey. The Welsh midfielder will be available on a free transfer in the summer and it’s believed Marco Silva is extremely keen on landing him. FULL STORY HEREFormer Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, meanwhile, plans to return to football in January after receiving ‘enquiries from all over the world’. FULL STORY HERE Could forgotten Liverpool man Divock Origi be playing in Everton blue next year? moving on Liverpool star Alberto Moreno could join Sevilla or Napoli next summerFrenkie De Jong: Manchester City preparing £80million bid for highly rated Ajax youngster Nathan Ake: Chelsea could ruin Manchester United and Tottenham’s chances of signing Bournemouth defender Atletico Madrid make Cesc Fabregas their No.1 target in January Arsenal and Tottenham told they can sign Roma sensation for £44million 4 Manchester United will now focus on a new contract for number one goalkeeper David de Gea, after breakthroughs in negotiations with Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial. (Evening Standard)Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso has revealed he is set to sign a contract extension with the Blues “in the coming days”. (AS)Liverpool striker Divock Origi will be the subject of a tug of war between Turkish rivals Galatasaray and Besiktas in Janaury – although Everton are also interested in the 23-year-old Belgian. FULL STORY HEREArsenal have entered the race to sign Cagliari and Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella, with AC Milan and Inter Milan also keen on the 21-yea-old. (Gazzetta dello Sport)Federico Chiesa insists he is ‘happy’ at Fiorentina amid reported interest from Chelsea and Liverpool. FULL STORY HERE LIVING THE DREAM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 4 Ferdinand says Eric Dier would be ’embarrassed’ by Sam Allardyce’s comparisons to Sergio Busquets Tottenham are seriously considering a move for 23-year-old Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake. (Sky Sports)Spurs are also tracking 22-year-old Sampdoria centre-back Joachim Andersen. (Sport Mediaset)Bournemouth are planning new contract talks with Scotland winger Ryan Fraser. (The Sun)Newcastle United are close to agreeing a new contract with 20-year-old English midfielder Sean Longstaff. (Chronicle) Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 4 Transfer news on talkSPORT.comcenter_img 4 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST Could Lionel Messi leave Barcelona for nothing in just two years’ time? RANKED targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets REVEALED Latest headlines:Paul Merson blasts ‘typical Arsenal’ over Aaron Ramsey contract fiascoEXCLUSIVE: Sam Allardyce says Tottenham star Eric Dier is as good as Barcelona’s Sergio BusquetsEric Dier would be embarrassed by comparison to Barcelona legend Sergio Busquets, says Rio Ferdinand EXCLUSIVE: Saudi takeover would make Manchester United no better than ‘artificial clubs’ Manchester City and Chelsea, says Simon Jordan EXCLUSIVE: Premier League clubs must give young players more game time if England are to improve, warns John Barnes The transfer window may be closed but the gossip never stops!Here’s a round up of the latest news and rumours from Wednesday’s newspapers and online… Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more

La Habra 51, Buena Park 0

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Leading the La Habra defensive charge were Matt Estrada, with six tackles and a blocked punt, and Garrett Kiehl and Jon Gonzales, with three tackles each. Chris Milano, Jake Perez, Jon Welch, Drew Paxton and Frankie Maldonado each had tackles for losses to lead a strong defensive effort for La Habra. Bob Daily 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In the second half, La Habra profited from two touchdown passes from R.J. Benedict to Jeremy Sedaka, a touchdown pass from Chris Morales to Alex Nazer and a 15-yard run by Jason Davis. During each of Buena Park’s first 11 possessions, the Coyotes were unable to gain more than 20 yards. center_img After capitalizing on errors by the Buena Park High School punt team in the first half, La Habra High was on its way to a Freeway League rout Friday night. La Habra scored three touchdowns and a safety in the first half by converting two blocked punts, a long punt return and a bad snap, resulting in a safety. That helped the Highlanders to a 23-0 halftime lead. last_img read more

Housing, runway at Edwards

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Runway 04/22 was built in the 1950s when Edwards was being turned into the Air Force’s flight test center. To illustrate its deterioration, former flight test commander Doug Pearson once gave chunks broken off it to a visiting congressional delegation. The Edwards housing funding is included in a $4 billion portion of the bill. Congressional leaders added $223 million over the president’s initial budget, stating they wish to “to continue the goal of providing adequate housing for our service members and their families.” The housing funding will continue a project launched in the 1990s to replace Edwards’ aging quarters. Much of the base’s housing was built in the 1950s. It lacks central heating and cooling systems, and is becoming increasingly costly to repair, according to base officials. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – Congressional leaders are proposing to fund the construction of 226 housing units and a new runway at Edwards Air Force Base. The Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of 2006, which is expected to be approved by both the House and the Senate, contains $59.69 million for new housing units and $37 million to start a $103 million project to replace Edwards’ aging main runway. The Edwards funding is included in the conference report in which differences between the Senate and House of Representatives versions of the bill were reconciled. Both houses must vote on the final version of the bill and it needs President George W. Bush’s signature to become law. The runway funding is included in a $6.2 billion portion of the bill to update Defense Department facilities. Plans call for building the runway parallel to the aging 04/22 runway so test work can continue during construction. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Saying goodbye to the notables who died in 2005

first_imgPope John Paul II’s death prompted a remarkable outpouring of grief and respect, not just from Roman Catholics but from admirers of all faiths. The throngs that brought parts of Rome to a standstill paid homage to a man who helped bring freedom to his native Poland, traveled tirelessly to more than 120 nations and inspired young people to maintain their faith. He was among the notable people who died in 2005. So, too, was Rosa Parks, whose history-making achievement played out one evening in 1955 on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Ala., when she refused to give up her seat. “The only tired I was,” she later wrote, “was tired of giving in.” When she died in October, just a few weeks shy of the 50th anniversary of her arrest, she was mourned for a courageous decision that energized the civil rights movement and made the Rev. Martin Luther King a major leader. Other heroes we lost in 2005 included Simon Wiesenthal, who hunted down Nazi criminals and campaigned against prejudice; Shirley Chisholm, the pioneering black congresswoman; and Fred Korematsu, who challenged the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. In the arts, we lost playwrights Arthur Miller and August Wilson, who chronicled the American experience with searing truth; Nobel-winning novelist Saul Bellow, whose works throbbed with the alienation of the modern intellectual; and architect Philip Johnson, whose designs deeply influenced modernist style and its unorthodox successor, postmodernism. Actress Anne Bancroft inspired audiences as the determined teacher Anne Sullivan in “The Miracle Worker” and raised eyebrows as the seductive Mrs. Robinson in “The Graduate.” Johnny Carson amused “Tonight Show” viewers whether joking about presidents, firing off-the-cuff quips or clowning as Aunt Blabby. Peter Jennings fought to keep international events in the spotlight in television newscasts. The world of government and politics lost Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, whose conservative rulings stressed the powers of the states. We also said goodbye to George F. Kennan, the diplomat and historian who influenced Cold War policy; Gen. William Westmoreland, who led the troops in Vietnam and always said he had “no regrets”; and former Sens. Eugene McCarthy, Gaylord Nelson and William Proxmire. Leaders in business who died included Peter F. Drucker, revered as the father of modern management; publisher John H. Johnson; and John DeLorean, who built a futuristic automobile bearing his name. In sports: Max Schmeling, the German boxer whose battles with Joe Louis symbolized the rivalry between the U.S. and Nazi Germany, and baseball Hall of Famer Al Lopez, who died days after seeing his White Sox finally win the World Series. Here, a roll call of notables who died in 2005. (Cause of death of younger notables is given when available.) JANUARY: Shirley Chisholm, 80. First black woman elected to Congress; first black person to seek a major party’s presidential nomination. Jan. 1. Rep. Robert T. Matsui, 63. Thirteen-term California congressman; Democrats’ point man on Social Security. Jan. 1. Will Eisner, 87. Artist who revolutionized comic books (“The Spirit”), helped pioneer the graphic novel. Jan. 3. Robert Heilbroner, 85. Economist, wrote best-seller “The Worldly Philosophers.” Jan. 4. Rosemary Kennedy, 86. Mentally handicapped sister of President Kennedy; inspiration for the Special Olympics. Jan. 7. James Forman, 76. A leader of the civil rights organization Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Jan. 10. Ruth Warrick, 88. Star of soap opera “All My Children” who launched her career in “Citizen Kane.” Jan. 15. Virginia Mayo, 84. Versatile Hollywood star of 1940s and 50s (“White Heat,” “The Best Years of Our Lives”). Jan. 17. Vivian Green, 89. British historian; inspiration for John le Carre’s spymaster George Smiley. Jan. 18. Dr. Brandt F. Steele, 97. Psychiatrist who coined term “battered child.” Jan. 19. Walter B. Wriston, 85. Citicorp chairman; oversaw development of ATMs, growth of credit card lending. Jan. 19. Rose Mary Woods, 87. President Nixon’s secretary who said she inadvertently erased part of the Watergate tape that had an 18 1/2-minute gap. Jan. 22. Johnny Carson, 79. Quick-witted “Tonight Show” host who became a national institution. Jan. 23. Philip Johnson, 98. Architect who promoted the “glass box” skyscraper, then smashed the mold with daring postmodernist designs. Jan. 25. William Augustus Bootle, 102. Federal judge; ordered University of Georgia’s integration. Jan. 25. Cordelia Scaife May, 76. Philanthropist, Mellon banking heiress. Jan. 26. Nick McDonald, 76. Officer who subdued Lee Harvey Oswald after Kennedy assassination. Jan. 27. Bill Shadel, 96. Broadcast journalist; moderated third Kennedy-Nixon debate. Jan. 29. FEBRUARY: Max Schmeling, 99. German heavyweight whose bouts against Joe Louis set off a propaganda war. Feb. 2. Ossie Davis, 87. Actor and civil rights activist; his rich baritone and elegant bearing graced stage and screen. Feb. 4. Stephen Gregg Sr., 90. Won Medal of Honor for helping rescue seven wounded comrades in World War II. Feb. 4. Hubert Curien, 80. Architect of French space policy; a father of Ariane rocket. Feb. 6. George Herman, 85. CBS political reporter; longest-serving moderator of “Face the Nation.” Feb. 8. Robert Kearns, 77. Inventor of intermittent windshield wipers; won big judgments against automakers. Feb. 9. Arthur Miller, 89. One of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century, who gave the world “Death of a Salesman” and married Marilyn Monroe. Feb. 10. Samuel W. Alderson, 90. Invented crash test dummies. Feb. 11. Sister Lucia Marto, 97. One of three children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in 1917 in the Portuguese town of Fatima. Feb. 13. Rafik Hariri, 60. Tycoon who led the rebuilding of Lebanon as its prime minister. Feb. 14. Bombing in Beirut. Uli Derickson, 60. Flight attendant who helped save passengers during the 1985 TWA hijacking. Feb. 18. Cancer. John Raitt, 88. Robust baritone of Broadway (“Carousel”) and Hollywood (“The Pajama Game”); father of Bonnie. Feb. 20. Sandra Dee, 62. Teen-queen actress (“Gidget”); married Bobby Darin. Feb. 20. Complications of kidney disease. Hunter S. Thompson, 67. Acerbic counterculture writer (“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”). Feb. 20. Suicide. S. Ernest Vandiver, 86. Georgia governor; won office as segregationist but presided over peaceful desegregation. Feb. 21. Guillermo Cabrera Infante, 75. Cuban-born novelist hailed as one of the most original voices in 20th-century Spanish literature. Feb. 21. Simone Simon, 93. French screen star best known in U.S. for the 1942 thriller “Cat People.” Feb. 22. Hugh Nibley, 94. Mormon historian. Feb. 24. Peter Benenson, 83. Founded Amnesty International. Feb. 25. Henry A. Grunwald, 82. Time magazine editor who led its shift from conservatism to more centrist view; later ambassador to Austria. Feb. 26. Jef Raskin, 61. Conceived Apple’s Macintosh computer. Feb. 26. MARCH: Peter Malkin, 77. Israeli agent who nabbed Nazi Adolf Eichmann in 1960. March 1. Tillie Fowler, 62. Four-term Florida congresswoman; prominent on defense. March 2. Max Fisher, 96. Oil, real estate millionaire, philanthropist. March 3. Harold Brooks-Baker, 71. Publisher of aristocratic genealogy guide Burke’s Peerage. March 5. Hans Bethe, 98. Won Nobel for figuring out how stars generate energy. March 6. Teresa Wright, 86. Sweet-faced, Oscar-winning actress (“Mrs. Miniver,” “The Best Years of Our Lives”). March 6. The Rev. Nathaniel Urshan, 84. Longtime leader of United Pentecostal Church International. March 11. George O’Brien Jr., 78. Won Medal of Honor for gallantry in Korea combat. March 11. George F. Kennan, 101. Diplomat, Pulitzer-winning historian; gave the name “containment” to Cold War policy. March 17. Sol Linowitz, 91. Businessman, diplomat; played key role in Panama Canal treaty. March 18. John DeLorean, 80. Automotive innovator. March 19. Bobby Short, 80. Suave cabaret singer; epitomized Manhattan sophistication. March 21. James Callaghan, 92. Served three years as British prime minister in 1970s. March 26. Tom Bevill, 84. Longtime Alabama congressman known as “King of Pork.” March 28. Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., 67. Became legal superstar during O.J. Simpson trial; “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.” March 29. Howell Heflin, 83. Three-term Alabama senator; influential voice on judicial nominations. March 29. Fred Korematsu, 86. Challenged World War II internment of Japanese-Americans. March 30. Frank Perdue, 84. Folksy CEO whose commercials proclaimed “it takes a tough man to make a tender chicken.” March 31. Terri Schiavo, 41. Brain-damaged woman whose case became a national controversy. March 31. APRIL: Pope John Paul II, 84. Helped topple communism in Europe and left a deeply conservative stamp on the church he led for 26 years. April 2. Saul Bellow, 89. Nobel-winning author of “Herzog,” “Humboldt’s Gift.” April 5. Dale Messick, 98. Created long-running comic strip “Brenda Starr, Reporter.” April 5. Prince Rainier III, 81. His fairy-tale marriage to Grace Kelly brought Hollywood glamour to Monaco. April 6. Frank Conroy, 69. Memoirist (“Stop-Time”), director of famed University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop. April 6. Kalman Ferenczfalvi, 84. Hungarian credited with saving 2,000 Jews during Holocaust. April 8. Archbishop Iakovos, 93. Transformed Greek Orthodox Church in the Americas, championing religious unity, human rights. April 10. Maurice Hilleman, 85. Microbiologist; helped save millions of lives with vaccines for chickenpox and other maladies. April 11. Robert Granville, 89. FBI agent, headed team that arrested Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. April 12. Peter Flaherty, 80. Two-term Pittsburgh mayor. April 18. Zhang Chunqiao, 88. One of the Gang of Four that terrorized China during the Cultural Revolution. April 21. Sir John Mills, 97. Oscar-winner for “Ryan’s Daughter”; Hayley’s father. April 23. J.B. Stoner, 81. Unrepentant white supremacist convicted in 1958 church bombing in Birmingham, Ala. April 23. Ezer Weizman, 80. Former Israeli president; helped bring about first peace treaty with an Arab country. April 24. Howard Benedict, 77. Chronicled America’s journey into space as longtime Associated Press aerospace writer. April 25. Maria Schell, 79. Leading actress of German-speaking films; sister of Maximilian Schell. April 26. MAY: Kenneth B. Clark, 90. Psychologist who influenced Supreme Court decision banning school segregation. May 1. Bob Hunter, 63. Co-founded environmental group Greenpeace. May 2. David Hackworth, 74. Vietnam veteran who spoke out against the war, later a journalist. May 4. Peter W. Rodino Jr., 95. Twenty-term New Jersey congressman; led House impeachment investigation of Nixon. May 7. Lloyd Cutler, 87. White House counsel to Presidents Carter and Clinton; longtime Washington lawyer. May 8. Jose Lopez, 94. Awarded Medal of Honor for killing more than 100 Germans in skirmish in World War II. May 16. Frank Gorshin, 72. Impressionist; Emmy-nominated for role as the Riddler on “Batman” TV series. May 17. Thurl Ravenscroft, 91. Voice of Tony the Tiger (“They’re grrrrreeeat!”). May 22. Ismail Merchant, 68. With partner James Ivory, produced intelligent film dramas (“The Remains of the Day”). May 25. Chico Carrasquel, 77. White Sox shortstop; first Latin player in All-Star game. May 26. Eddie Albert, 99. Actor; the befuddled city slicker-turned-farmer on “Green Acres.” May 26. JUNE: Josephine Clay Ford, 81. Philanthropist; Henry Ford’s only granddaughter. June 1. George Mikan, 80. Pro basketball’s first dominant big man; led Minneapolis Lakers to five championships. June 1. Anne Bancroft, 73. Won 1962 Oscar as Helen Keller’s teacher in “The Miracle Worker”; achieved even greater fame in “The Graduate.” June 6. Jim Exon, 83. Two-term Nebraska governor, three-term senator; helped shape military policy. June 10. Kenneth Taylor, 88. Founded Christian publishing house that created The Living Bible. June 10. Vasco Goncalves, 83. Former Portuguese prime minister; played key part in 1974 revolution against right-wing dictatorship. June 11. Percy Arrowsmith, 105. He and wife Florence, 100, held world record for longest marriage, 80 years. June 15. James Weinstein, 78. Publisher of reformist magazine In These Times. June 16. Gene Miller, 76. Won Pulitzers for Miami Herald stories that led to release of people wrongly convicted of murder. June 17. J.J. “Jake” Pickle, 91. Texas congressman for three decades; helped pass 1980s Social Security reform. June 18. Larry Collins, 75. Co-author of “Is Paris Burning?,” best-seller on Nazi occupation of French capital. June 20. Jack Kilby, 81. Nobel laureate whose 1958 invention of the integrated circuit opened the way for microchips, the brains of computers, electronic gadgets. June 20. Charles D. Keeling, 77. Scientist whose study of carbon-dioxide in atmosphere helped trigger global warming fears. June 20. Cardinal Jaime Sin, 76. One of Asia’s top religious leaders, aided the “people power” revolts that ousted two Philippine presidents. June 21. Retired Gen. Louis H. Wilson, 85. Medal of Honor winner; Marine Corps commandant. June 21. John Walton, 58. Billionaire Wal-Mart heir; philanthropist. June 27. Plane crash. Shelby Foote, 88. Brought Southern storyteller’s touch to his multivolume work on the Civil War, and landmark PBS series. June 27. Oliver Jensen, 91. Co-founder, editor of American Heritage magazine. June 30. JULY: Luther Vandross, 54. Grammy winner with lush voice on such hits as “Here and Now,” the bittersweet “Dance With My Father.” July 1. Stroke. Renaldo “Obie” Benson, 69. Member of Motown’s Four Tops (“I Can’t Help Myself”). July 1. Ernest Lehman, 89. Six-time Oscar nominee as screenwriter (“North by Northwest”), producer (“Hello, Dolly”). July 2. Nan Kempner, 74. Quintessential New York socialite, fashion plate. July 3. Gaylord Nelson, 89. Former Wisconsin governor and senator; founded Earth Day. July 3. Hank Stram, 82. Football coach; took Kansas City Chiefs to two Super Bowls. July 4. James Stockdale, 81. Ross Perot’s 1992 running mate; retired vice admiral who received Medal of Honor after enduring 7 1/2 years in a North Vietnamese prison. July 5. L. Patrick Gray, 88. Acting FBI director during Watergate break-in. July 6. Evan Hunter, 78. His Ed McBain detective series pioneered the police procedural genre. July 6. Claude Simon, 91. French novelist; won 1985 Nobel for literature. July 6. Frances Langford, 92. Actress-singer who captivated soldiers on USO tours during World War II. July 11. Arthur Fletcher, 80. Adviser to Republican presidents, boosted affirmative action. July 12. Sir Edward Heath, 89. Prime minister who led England into the European Union. July 17. Geraldine Fitzgerald, 91. In classic 1939 films “Dark Victory,” “Wuthering Heights”; also noted stage actress. July 17. Retired Gen. William Westmoreland, 91. Commanded American troops in Vietnam. July 18. James Doohan, 85. As “Star Trek” chief engineer, he responded to the command “Beam me up, Scotty.” July 20. Jack Stephens, 81. Arkansas financier, philanthropist; firm underwrote Wal-Mart’s IPO. July 23. Sir Richard Doll, 92. British scientist who first established link between smoking, lung cancer. July 24. John Garang, 60. Longtime Sudanese rebel who had recently been sworn in as the country’s No. 2 leader. July 30. Helicopter crash. AUGUST: Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd, 84. He sought to modernize his kingdom while balancing change against orthodox Islam. Aug. 1. Jay Hammond, 83. Two-term Alaska governor; helped create oil-royalty fund that dispenses annual checks. Aug. 2. Hunter Kelly, 8. His battle with a nervous system disease inspired fundraising crusade by his father, Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. Aug. 5. Robin Cook, 59. British foreign secretary; quit Tony Blair’s Cabinet in 2003 to protest Iraq war. Aug. 6. Peter Jennings, 67. Longtime ABC News anchor, part of a triumvirate that dominated network news for two decades. Aug. 7. John H. Johnson, 87. Publisher whose Ebony, Jet magazines countered stereotypical coverage of blacks. Aug. 8. Barbara Bel Geddes, 82. Oscar-nominated actress (“I Remember Mama”); Miss Ellie Ewing in “Dallas.” Aug. 8. Francois Dalle, 87. Chief executive of L’Oreal; credited with transforming cosmetics company into global giant. Aug. 9. Judith Rossner, 70. Her novel “Looking for Mr. Goodbar” was made into a movie starring Diane Keaton. Aug. 9. Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe, 103. Negro Leagues star given nickname by Damon Runyon. Aug. 11. David Lange, 63. New Zealand prime minister whose anti-nuclear policy strained relations with U.S. Aug. 13. Vassar Clements, 77. Nashville fiddle virtuoso, A-list studio musician. Aug. 16. Mo Mowlam, 55. British politician; helped forge Northern Ireland peace accord. Aug. 19. Robert A. Moog, 71. His synthesizers revolutionized music in the 1960s. Aug. 21. Richard Kelly, 81. Florida congressman caught in Abscam scandal. Aug. 22. Brock Peters, 78. Played black man falsely accused of rape in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Aug. 23. Jude Wanniski, 69. Economist; advocated tax cuts as economic stimulus. Aug. 29. Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, age 115 years, 2 months and 1 day. Dutchwoman listed as world’s oldest person. Aug. 30. Joseph Rotblat, 96. Won Nobel Peace Prize for efforts against atomic weapons. Aug. 31. SEPTEMBER: Bob Denver, 70. Bumbling namesake of “Gilligan’s Island” who delighted generations of TV fans. Sept. 2. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, 80. In 33 years on the high court, he oversaw the high court’s conservative shift and presided over President Clinton’s impeachment trial. Sept. 3. Jack Real, 90. Aviation pioneer who helped develop the Apache helicopter. Sept. 6. Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, 81. Singer and guitarist, playing blues, country, jazz and Cajun music. Sept. 10. Chris Schenkel, 82. Sportscaster whose easygoing baritone won fans during a more than six-decade broadcasting career. Sept. 11. Joe Smitherman, 75. Was Selma, Ala., mayor during the turbulent civil rights era. Sept. 11. Robert Wise, 91. Won four Oscars as producer and director of “West Side Story,” “The Sound of Music.” Sept. 14. Gordon Gould, 85. He coined the word “laser,” won legal battle to secure patent rights. Sept. 16. Sandra Feldman, 65. Led American Federation of Teachers. Sept. 18. Simon Wiesenthal, 96. Holocaust survivor who helped track down Nazi criminals; fought prejudice. Sept. 20. Molly Yard, 93. Led National Organization for Women during fight over Robert Bork’s Supreme Court nomination. Sept. 21. Don Adams, 82. The fumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart in TV’s Bond spoof “Get Smart.” Sept. 25. Leo Sternbach, 97. Inventor of class of tranquilizers that included Valium. Sept. 28 Constance Baker Motley, 84. Civil rights lawyer who took part in key desegregation cases; later first black woman federal judge. Sept. 28. OCTOBER: August Wilson, 60. Playwright whose 10-play cycle on the black experience included such landmark dramas as “Fences,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Oct. 2. Liver cancer. Nipsey Russell, 80. Witty actor-comedian who was a staple of TV game shows; Tin Man in “The Wiz.” Oct. 2. Stan Hathaway, 81. Former Wyoming governor; spearheaded creation of trust fund to harness state’s mineral wealth. Oct. 4. Milton Obote, 80. Two-time president of Uganda; initial term ended with a coup led by Idi Amin, second was best known for its harsh repression. Oct. 10. Jack White, 63. Reporter who won Pulitzer for uncovering President Nixon’s underpayment of income taxes. Oct. 12. C. DeLores Tucker, 78. Longtime civil rights activist. Oct. 12. Vivian Malone Jones, 63. One of two blacks whose enrollment at the University of Alabama led to George Wallace’s infamous “stand in the schoolhouse door.” Oct. 13. Elmer “Len” Dresslar Jr., 80. The booming voice of the Jolly Green Giant. Oct. 16. Ba Jin, 100. One of China’s most revered communist-era writers. Oct. 17. Alexander Yakovlev, 81. He helped spearhead former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev’s political reforms. Oct. 18. Jean-Michel Folon, 71. Belgium-born artist whose vivid images appear in galleries and on posters. Oct. 20. Shirley Horn, 71. Jazz pianist and vocalist; revered as master interpreter of American standards. Oct. 20. John Monagan, 93. Seven-term congressman from Connecticut. Oct. 23. Rosa Parks, 92. Her refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man sparked the modern civil rights movement. Oct. 24. Edward Roybal, 89. Hispanic leader; spent three decades in Congress as advocate for minorities, the poor. Oct. 24. Wellington Mara, 89. New York Giants owner; one of NFL’s most influential leaders. Oct. 25. Richard Smalley, 62. Nobel winner who helped discover unusual molecules called buckyballs; championed nanotechnology. Oct. 28. Al Lopez, 97. Hall of Fame catcher; managed pennant-winning teams in 1954 (Indians) and 1959 (White Sox). Oct. 30. NOVEMBER: Skitch Henderson, 87. Began a television tradition as first bandleader of “The Tonight Show.” Nov. 1. Endre Marton, 95. Associated Press correspondent, provided the first eyewitness account of the 1956 Hungarian uprising. Nov. 1. Earl Krugel, 62, Jewish Defense League activist imprisoned for role in a bomb plot. Nov. 4. Assaulted in prison. John Fowles, 79. British author (“The Collector,” “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”). Nov. 5. Link Wray, 76. Guitar innovator; inspired such legends as Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend. Nov. 5. Robert Eugene Bush, 79. Received Medal of Honor while in his teens for bravery at Okinawa. Nov. 8. K.R. Narayanan, 85. First “untouchable” to become president of India. Nov. 9. Peter F. Drucker, 95. His books stressing innovation, entrepreneurship deeply influenced world of business. Nov. 11. Vine Deloria Jr., 72. Author, advocate of Indian rights (“Custer Died for Your Sins”). Nov. 13. The Rev. Adrian Rogers, 74. President of Southern Baptist Convention. Nov. 15. Robert Tisch, 79. Businessman; co-owner of football’s New York Giants. Nov. 15. Ralph Edwards, 92. Broadcasting pioneer who spotlighted stars and ordinary people as host of the popular show “This Is Your Life.” Nov. 16. Alfred Anderson, 109. British World War I veteran; last survivor to have witnessed the spontaneous “Christmas Truce” of 1914. Nov. 21. Hugh Sidey, 78. Longtime writer of Time magazine’s “The Presidency” column. Nov. 21. Dr. Thomas Royle Dawber, 92. Directed Framingham Heart Study that transformed the understanding of heart disease. Nov. 23. Pat Morita, 73. Nominated for Oscar for role as the wise martial-arts teacher in “The Karate Kid.” Nov. 24. George Best, 59. One of the most dazzling players in soccer history. Nov. 25. Alcohol abuse. Jean Parker, 90. Actress; was Beth to Katharine Hepburn’s Jo in 1933’s “Little Women.” Nov. 30. DECEMBER: Peter E. Haas Sr., 86. Helped build family-owned Levi Strauss & Co. into socially conscious clothing empire. Dec. 3. Frederick Ashworth, 93. Weaponeer aboard the B-29 that dropped atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945. Dec. 3. Carroll Campbell Jr., 65. As South Carolina governor, helped turn state into a Republican stronghold. Dec. 7. Eugene McCarthy, 89. Former Minnesota senator whose antiwar campaign toppled Lyndon Johnson in 1968. Dec. 10. Richard Pryor, 65. Actor-comedian whose profanely personal insights into race relations made him one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Dec. 10. James Ingo Freed, 75. Architect; lead designer of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Dec. 15. William Proxmire, 90. Former Wisconsin senator who fought government waste with “Golden Fleece” awards. Dec. 15. John Spencer, 58. Played the powerful chief of staff, later vice presidential candidate, on TV’s “The West Wing.” Dec. 16. Jack Anderson, 83. Muckraking columnist renowned for his tenacity; on Nixon’s “enemies list.” Dec. 17. Vincent “The Chin” Gigante, 77. The Mob boss who avoided jail for years by feigning mental illness. Dec. 19. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Illinois State Slips Past Men’s Basketball In Overtime, 89-81

first_img Valparaiso 2/24/2018 – 2 p.m. Next Game: Box Score (HTML) NORMAL, Ill. – Back-to-back Illinois State three-pointers and a 9-1 run in overtime pushed the Redbirds past the Drake University men’s basketball team, 89-81, Wednesday evening at Redbird Arena. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Mediacom MC22 | ESPN3 Listen Live Story Links The Redbirds opened the second half shooting 61.5 percent and took a 53-48 lead nine minutes into the period despite 12 early second-half points from Timmer for the Bulldogs. An ISU three-pointer capped a 12-4 run for the Redbirds to give them a 56-50 lead, but five-straight points from Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) started an 8-0 Drake run that allowed the Bulldogs to retake the lead, 58-56, with 7:48 left in the contest. Neither team led by more than two possessions for the remainder of the half to set up the eventual tie in regulation and overtime period. Drake used a 14-0 first-half run keyed by back-to-back fastbreak layups from C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) to take a 10-point, 27-17, with 7:42 left in the opening half. The Bulldogs shot 6-of-9 during that span and kept the Redbirds scoreless for nearly four minutes. Rivers finished the half with a team-high eight points and eight for the game. Drake held a two-point, 69-67, lead with less than two minutes remaining in regulation until Yarborough scored with 19 seconds left after ISU’s Phil Fayne blocked Drake’s attempt to go up four points with 30 seconds left. Fayne who returned to the lineup following an ankle injury scored 16 points with 11 rebounds. “Yarborough is a terrific player and Keyshawn Evans is terrific,” Medved said. “They’re a good team, well coached and getting back to full strength.” However, the Redbirds answered the Bulldogs to close the first half on a 10-2 run with seven points coming from Keyshawn Evans as the Redbirds held the Bulldogs without a point for the final 2:11 of the half to draw within two points, 31-29 at halftime. Full Schedule Roster center_img “He felt he had a rhythm shot and that’s one he can make,” Medved said of the attempt. “He felt good about it and I trust him to take that shot.” Illinois State held the Bulldogs to 36.8 percent shooting to slide past the Bulldogs into third in the MVC standings. “We had our chances and left quite a few plays out there and a lot of guys had some good looks, but it was one of those nights,” said Drake head coach Niko Medved. “It got away from us in overtime, but I’m proud of our guys for digging in and fighting. We just needed a few more stops and they made a few more plays.” The Bulldogs had a final shot to win it, but Timmer’s deep three-pointer with five seconds left was off the mark. Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) scored 26 points for the Bulldogs with six boards while Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) added 16 points and Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) had 13 points and five boards as Drake was even on the boards with the Redbirds. The Bulldogs close the regular season Saturday afternoon at the Knapp Center against Valparaiso. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. with a special pregame Senior Day ceremony honoring the Bulldogs’ five seniors.Print Friendly Version However, Drake’s (16-14, 10-7 MVC) four double-figure scorers couldn’t overcome a pair of 20-point efforts from Illinois State’s (16-13, 10-7 MVC) Keyshawn Evans and Milik Yarborough. Evans finished with 23 points, including a critical three-pointer with 3:19 left in overtime to give the Redbirds some separation while Yarborough had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Box Score (PDF) The Redbirds pulled away in overtime with back-to-back three-pointers from Evans and William Tinsley to give ISU a 77-71 lead with 2:35 remaining. A Fayne jumper stretched the lead out to eight points, but Drake continued to fight with a Woodward three-pointer drawing the Bulldogs within four points, 84-80, with 35 seconds remaining. However, ISU closed the game by making eight of seven free-throw attempts to earn the season split with the Bulldogs. Photos last_img read more