Tammy Sue Putter, 55, Wellington: Oct. 12, 1958 – Sept. 16, 2014

first_imgTammy Sue PutterTammy Sue Putter, of Wellington, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at her home at the age of 55.Tammy was born the daughter of Sue Jean (Patton) and Vernie Simmons on Sunday, October 12, 1958 in Wellington.After attending elementary and high school in Wellington, she worked at the Mid-West plant doing sheet metal work. She was later employed at Kennedy Elementary school where she has spent the past 19 years until recently resigning in August of 2014.On August 25, 1983, Tammy and Larry D. Putter were united in marriage in Gunnison, Colorado. Together they celebrated 31 years of marriage.Survivors include her husband Larry Putter, two sons: Kelley Putter and Kris Putter, step-daughter, Megan Putter, two granddaughters: Karizma and Addisyn, father, Vernie Simmons, mother, Sue Jean Biddle and her husband Arthur all of Wellington along with a host of loving friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Debby L. Simmons.Friends are invited to visit the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2014.Funeral services for Tammy will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at the First Free Will Baptist Church, Wellington.Interment will follow at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to the Wellington Humane Society, PO Box 494, Wellington 67152. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

Brooks Koepka nearing peak form ahead of PGA Championship

first_imgBrooks Koepka said his game was just where he wanted it to be ahead of the PGA Championship.Koepka fell short in his title defense at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, finishing in a four-way tie for second three shots behind champion Justin Thomas. It marked the American’s best result of the year and just his second top-10 finish in 11 events. PGA: Thomas moves into No. 1 spot with St. Jude victoryThat has left Koepka optimistic ahead of the PGA, where he will be aiming for a third straight success starting Thursday in San Francisco.”I feel good. I feel like my game is right there, this is where we wanted to be, peaking for the PGA,” he told Golf Channel. “I feel like my game is right there, everything’s solid, I hit a lot of good putts today, just didn’t go in. I’m pleased with it.” Not. Over. Yet.@BKoepka makes birdie on 17.He’s 1 back with 1 to play. #QuickHits pic.twitter.com/VU6GZ2PVSM— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 2, 2020Koepka said he was pleased with his improvement ahead of the first major of the year.”I feel like I’m playing good, so I’m excited to tee it up,” he said.”Everything’s moving in the right direction, so once you know you lose, it doesn’t matter if you lose by one or 10, it doesn’t matter, so, pleased with it, moving in the right direction and looking forward to next week.”last_img read more

Grassley considers economic stimulus ideas, including payroll tax reductions

first_imgWASHINGTON —- Stock markets are tumbling over spiraling gasoline prices and mounting cases of coronavirus, so Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says Washington leaders are considering several ways to steady the economy.In addition to last week’s cut in interest rates by the Federal Reserve, Grassley says members of Congress are studying a host of targeted tax relief measures.  “Which would include doing something with the payroll tax which you’ve heard talk out of the White House about maybe moving in that direction,” Grassley says. “This tax policy comes within my Senate Finance Committee. We’re just beginning discussion on that.”During a conference call with Iowa reporters, Grassley was asked if Congress was considering a way to help out workers who might see their paychecks sidelined by temporary business shutdowns. “Right now, I’d have to say that has not specifically been talked about, but I think it would be a subject that would be on the table when we talk about any governmental response to the economic consequences that are negative about the virus.”Grassley says White House and Congressional leaders will meet today to discuss whether there needs to be a change in fiscal policy as well. That might include an economic stimulus package revolving around large-scale infrastructure projects, though Grassley says he’d want to see the money injected quickly. “Projects that were considered shovel-ready after the financial crisis of 2008, so 2009 and ’10 there was a stimulus package but some of that money wasn’t spent until two or three years later,” Grassley says. “We’re going to have to do those things that have an impact on the economy sooner.”Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee with Grassley, is among the members of Congress who may’ve recently been exposed to coronavirus. Grassley says he hasn’t come in close contact with Cruz lately. “We were not in session so I didn’t cross paths with him during that period of time,” Grassley says. “He’s in self-isolation now at his home in Texas so we won’t be crossing paths with him until he gets out, which will be ten days from now.”At least four other members of Congress are in self-isolation due to possible exposure.last_img read more

New Basie Expansion Will Require More Parking

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – With plans to greatly expand the Count Basie Theatre, making way for bigger productions and larger drawing shows, there will be a need for more parking and officials are giving that consideration.Following Monday’s announcement at the Count Basie Theatre concerning its planned upward of $20 million proposed expansion, Mayor Pasquale Menna said, “We also have to have parking,” to accommodate those additional visitors in the coming years, but “We’re challenged in what we can do.”Menna explained borough officials are planning on conducting environmental testing of the White Street municipal lot. That would be the first step, he said, before eventually moving for ward with the long discussed construction of a parking garage on the site.“It’s expensive to test,” Menna offered, to determine the condition of the White Street property. And given that, Red Bank RiverCenter has agreed to shoulder some of the cost.James Scavone, executive director of RiverCenter, said his organization has agreed to cover half the price.The borough attorney is in the process of drafting the agreement “but we don’t know anything yet,” as to the details or cost, Scavone said.Red Bank RiverCenter is the management and advocacy organization for the borough’s business special improvement district.In addition to the testing, borough officials will seek in the near future requests for proposals for some combination of a public/private partnership, Menna said.It is the mayor’s hope that a private entity would look to construct a mixed-use facility, maybe something containing retail or residential units in addition to a multi-tiered parking deck.In the past Menna had said he would support such a project but only one that “made sense for the taxpayers.”White Street would be the optimum spot for such a facility, officials have said previously, given it is borough-owned and sits in the center of the downtown business district.
“I definitely think it can be a very positive sign, a step in the right direction, for sure,” the overtures the mayor is making for a parking remedy, Scavone offered.But getting the appropriate proposal and completing the testing will take time. “Putting the pieces of the puzzle is a time consuming effort,” Menna said.Debate over whether to construct a public parking garage to address a chronic parking space shortfall has a long history in the borough, with traditionally the business community continuing to support it, believing it would make the downtown business district more accessible and competitive; but residents in the past have expressed vocal objections to it, at least when it involved officials spending taxpayer money to construct it. That was the case in 2001 when homeowners’ and voters’ anger over a proposed $11.5 million bond ordinance eventually led to the borough council withdrawing the plan – after then-councilman Menna said he intended to vote against it.last_img read more

Saints add muscle to blueline for second half of BCIHL season

first_img“He’s a versatile defenceman who can fit in and thrive in all situations. He brings a tough, competitive attitude and he’s a heavy hitter, but he showed in the AJHL last season that he’s really developed the offensive side of this game as well.”The 21-year old spent the two previous seasons with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers, where he suited up in 66 games before missing much of his 19-year old year due to injury.His junior career started in the BCHL, where he picked up two assists and 45 penalty minutes in 29 games with the Williams Lake Timberwolves. Overall, Virtanen brings 136 games of Junior A experience to the Selkirk defence corps. His statistical totals include 11 goals, 21 assists and 207 penalty minutes. The Abbotsford product began the current season on a try-out with the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Mississippi Surge and got his first taste of pro hockey when he suited up in a number of preseason games. He plans to study Business Administration at Selkirk College. “I can’t wait to get to Selkirk and begin my college hockey career,” says Virtanen, who describes himself as a quick, offensive, puck moving defenceman that plays with a physical edge,” Virtanen said.”I’ve heard nothing but good things about the college and team, and I’m looking forward to being part of a winning organization along with helping out in the community.”Virtanen joins the Saints for the winter semester at Selkirk, enrolling in Business Administration. The Saints are next in action on Saturday (November 16) when they host Simon Fraser University at the Castlegar Recreation Complex in a rematch of last season’s final teams.Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m. The Selkirk College Men’s Hockey team is beefing up the blueline for the second half of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season by adding defenceman Stefan Virtanen to the roster. Virtanen is a 6’2″, 200-pound blueliner who joins Selkirk following four seasons of Junior A hockey, most recently with the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Calgary Mustangs where he scored six goals and totaled 19 points and 74 minutes in penalties in 41 games last season, split between the Mustangs and the Drumheller Dragons.”I’m thrilled to add a player of Stefan’s character and experience level to our roster for the second half of this season and beyond,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.last_img read more

Heroes Circle!

first_imgIt’s quarter-final day in the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup. The last eight are in action, five from the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup and another three from the ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup.The main battles will be at Sabina Park. St George’s College, located just a stone’s throw from the venue, should have massive support when they line up against Clarendon-based daCosta Cup team Glenmuir High at 4 p.m. Two hours later, Wolmer’s Boys will face rural kingpins Clarendon College at the same venue.Over at the National Stadium, high-riding St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) will oppose surprise team St Jago at 4 p.m. before Jamaica College square off against Excelsior High in an all-Manning Cup affair at 6 p.m.Wolmer’s coach, Vassell Reynolds, who played in the rural competition himself, says his ‘town school’ will not take their ‘rural opponents’ for granted.”I expect the rural schools to push the urban-area schools all the way, but we (Wolmer’s) will win,” Reynolds warned.Full sweep in sight”We are aiming for three finals, and will not let Clarendon College spoil that,” he noted of his alma mater. In a preseason fixture, Wolmer’s edged Clarendon College 1-0.Meanwhile, Clarendon College will be looking to rebound quickly from a quarter-final daCosta Cup defeat earlier this week, and will arrive at Sabina Park with victory in mind.”As usual, we are confident and are looking forward to a good game. I know Wolmer’s are a very impressive team, but we also have what it takes to triumph and to move on,” Clarendon College’s coach, Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis, told The Gleaner.”It is a long season, four trophies are on offer, and we are still in the hunt for all of them, so it means we are on track.. Wolmer’s are in front of us and we need a victory; that is what we are focusing on right now,” the former Reggae Boy stressed.Last year, Manning Cup teams filled three of four semi-final spots and Clarendon, STETHS and Glenmuir will be looking to turn the tables and stake their claim for the FLOW Super Cup and $1 million prize.MORE ON FLOW SUPER CUP B4 and B5.last_img read more

Go grinds to keep bid for Masters, Open alive

first_imgSINGAPORE – Lloyd Jefferson Go’s patient grinding on an unforgiving course kept him in the title hunt, shooting a one-under-par 69 Saturday to stay within a shot of solo leader Yuxin Lin of China in the penultimate round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship here.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gonzales rues La Salle’s failure to share the ball in loss to Ateneo Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew As his misadventures on eighth hole of the New Tanjong course of the Sentosa Golf Club continued with a double-bogey after hitting his tee-shot out-of-bounds, Go got the good breaks on the other holes and even the weather.The 23-year-old Go used an almost two-hour long lightning delay to relax after an intense shootout with his flightmates on the first 13 holes where he fell behind by as many as four strokes. And when play resumed, the Seton Hall alumnus playing what is supposed to be his farewell event as an amateur made a much-needed birdie that turned things around for his championship bid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I just tried to stay patient out there, it’s something you need to do in this kind of course because it’s easier to make a bogey than a birdie,” said Go who will play in the final pairing today with defendiong champion Lin and Takumi Kanaya of Japan.Lin, 17, burned the course with seven birdies on the first 11 holes and went on to shoot a 62 for a 54-hole total of 200 just a shade ahead of Go who is at 201 following his third straight sub-par round. Kanaya had a flawless 64 for a share of third with another Japanese Keita Nakajima (67) and K.K. Limbhasut of Thailand (68) at 202. Anyone from among the top 12 who are all separated by four strokes or less can steal the win in this event that has become one of the world’s most prestigious competitions with rewards that can really cap an amateur career just the way Go wants it done.The winner here gets a slot in the Masters and British Open next year as well as the British Amateur Open, provided he stays as an amateur.Already bent on turning pro next week, Go is willing to put his professional plans on hold should he crown himself the winner.For the third straight day, No. 8 proved to Go’s Achilles heel, where a strayed tee-shot nearly caused a disaster. He three-putted there on the first day and missed the green for another bogey the next day.“I’ve been unlucky there for the last three days so I’m hoping that tomorrow I’ll have my good day, and hit a straighter drive,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT He’s also not going to let the incentives, his professional plans and a final round date with defending champion Lin distract him from the real mission of playing a good round tomorrow.“Tomorrow I’ll try to shoot the best I can, 18 holes is a long way to go and there’s a lot of players still in contention for me to even think of all those distractions.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

More hardship on commuters

first_imgDear Editor,It is no surprise the government arrested with the mini buses so called union to increase twenty dollars on each passenger thus creating more hardship on the working class. Whilst in reality the average man would end up paying at least one hundred and twenty dollars more a day.Some people have to use three or four means of transportation in order to reach either to work or home, especially those living in New schemes and those who living in the West and East Bank of Demerara and East Bank Essequibo which causes their travelling expense to be more. With the increase, no doubt the short drop cars would also increase their fares which are already above the average presently.There are some buses that work long distance and their fares are rounded off to the closest hundred, do you believe the will let it remains the same? Given the culture of the operators, I know they will not and they will see to increase it more that the agreed twenty dollars and they would cite the distance to suck the blood out of people.Editor, to polish the increase off and defend their actions, the mini buses make a lot of promises about regulations for the buses and they believe that the travelling public are morons. They take it ob their own to increase fares before and also make similar promises but the situation remains the same in terms of overloading, appearances, attitudes towards commuters etc.There is also the headache of travelling in buses that the seat seems to be made of iron which causes tremendous discomfort when you seated and the buses goes over bumps, holes etc.Some buses causes’ material and physical damages to you because of some piece of dangerous iron or welding not look after or some bolts are extra-long and they don’t see the need to modify/rectify it. Like the mini buses, the union collect huge amount of money and not paying taxes on it.I’ve said before, there’s too many buses in the road and there will always be a fight down amongst one another to make more trips. Some only gets to make two trips and with the increase, we the commuters would actually pay for them not doing a proper day work. Instead of the union see to put a limit of buses to work a zone, they seek to pressure the public.It’s real hardship for us. They only sit back and use situations to seek increase in fares while majority or working people’s salary are the same for years whilst they increase at least three times already.Sincerely,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more

Convicted hitman gets life without parole

first_imgLONG BEACH – A Ventura County man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing a Long Beach woman in a murder-for-hire plot in which her estranged husband and another man are still awaiting trial. Nicholas Alexander Harvey, now 25, was convicted last month of first-degree murder in the Nov. 8, 2004, slaying of Lynn Schockner, who was stabbed to death while police were at her front door to check out a report of a prowler. Harvey kept his head lowered as he was sentenced by Long Beach Superior Court Judge Gary J. Ferrari. “Those of us that listened to the trial – there’s really not much more we can add,” Ferrari said. “It was a horrific crime and you’re going to have to pay a pretty horrific penalty as well.” Along with the murder charge, the former Point Hueneme resident was convicted of residential burglary. Jurors also found true the special circumstance allegation of murder for financial gain. Defense attorney Anthony Patalano has already filed a notice of appeal of Harvey’s conviction. Prosecutors opted not to seek the death penalty against Harvey or his two co-defendants, Manfred Schockner, 66, of Long Beach, and Frankie Jaramillo, 32, of Woodland Hills. Schockner and Jaramillo are set to be tried separately next month in Long Beach Superior Court. In a taped interview played for the jury that convicted him, Harvey told police he had been offered $5,000 to kill the woman and stage a burglary. He contended that he had second thoughts about following through with the attack and that he accidentally stabbed her after she surprised him in the backyard of her home. Harvey alleged that Jaramillo was the middleman and that direction was given by the woman’s husband. Police found the woman’s body in a pool of blood when she failed to return after going to get a key to open a locked back gate for officers investigating the prowling call. Harvey was arrested after jumping over the back fence at the home in the Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach. “This whole thing’s really sad, because none of \ had been arrested before,” Deputy District Attorney Cyndi Barnes said. “I think the whole thing’s a tragedy. This whole thing has ruined everyone’s life,” she said. Regarding Harvey, she said, “he threw it all away for $2,500, which is sick.” Long Beach police Lt. Rich Rocchi called the verdict fair. “\ is young and he’s going to be in prison for the rest of his life,” Rocchi said. 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

Lionel Messi loses his cool with headbutt and throat-grab

first_img1 Lionel Messi Lionel Messi showed the world his aggressive side in a friendly for Barcelona against Roma at the Camp Nou.When 1-0 ahead, the Argentina captain reacted angrily to something said by Roma defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and appeared to headbutt him before reaching for the former Newcastle player’s throat.Both players received a yellow card for the incident before Messi went on to double Barca’s lead.https://twitter.com/LaLiga_Talkzone/status/629036374109388800//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jslast_img read more