Wellington hosts final regular season game tonight; Caldwell-South Haven girls have big game

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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Just wondering · 337 weeks ago Don’t they have another game on Thursday or Friday ? So this isn’t the last regular season game. Just wondering . Report Reply 1 reply · active 337 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 337 weeks ago Yes. They play Thursday. This is the last games before the substate brackets. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Grandma · 337 weeks ago good luck everyone tonight Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments  by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County basketball teams will be playing Tuesday night in what will be for some the last home games of the season. It also will be the last games counted when it comes to sub-state seeding.Wellington will host Augusta tonight in the final home game of the season for the Crusaders on Senior Night. For both the Wellington girls and boys, the games offer little consequences when it comes to league standings or sub-state seeding.The Wellington girls have a slight outside chance of sharing a co-championship with Andale and Clearwater. Wellington, 5-3 in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV, would have to sweep Augusta and Circle on Thursday. Andale (6-2) would have to beat Clearwater (7-1). Then Collegiate would have to upset Andale and Clearwater would have to lose Augusta.In other words, Wellington’s chances of sharing the title is between slim and none. The sub-state seeding is set. Wellington will come in as the No. 2 seed with an 11-7 record. Winfield is set with a 9-10 record as the third seed. Mulvane, at 12-6, clinched the top seed on Friday. Rose Hill, which has gotten hot as of late is the No. 4 seed.So it will be Wellington vs. Winfield and Mulvane vs. Rose Hill in the Rose Hill sub-state.“It probably does us good that we are the second seed instead of the first,” said Eric Adams, Wellington head girls basketball coach. “Rose Hill is playing as well as anyone in our sub-state.”Wellington picked up a huge win on Friday when it upset Clearwater at its place. Bryann Vogel was held to 10 points. She also tore her ankle ligaments which could sideline her for up to four months. The K-State volleyball signee did that in the final three minutes of the game when Wellington was up by 9 points. The Crusaders nearly blew that game when Clearwater hit some 3-pointers and Wellington was having a miserable free-throw shooting spell down the stretch.Adams said Wellington instilled a diamond and one defense on the Indians and had Jaedyn Ledesma go with Vogel one-on-one.“Jaedyn did a heck of a job defending her,” Adams said. “If you look at the stats Jaedyn didn’t have that outstanding of a game. But her contribution was holding Vogel to 10 points. She ate us alive down here the first time we played them.”On the boys side, Wellington is struggling with a three-game losing streak after that marvelous six-game winning streak in the middle of the season. The Crusaders were expected to lose to Andale and Wichita Collegiate. But falling to Clearwater 46-41 on Friday was not expected since Wellington had beaten the Indians twice before.Wellington will have a difficult time breaking that losing streak tonight. Augusta beat Collegiate in overtime 62-59.The Crusaders are locked into the No. 2 seed in sub-state as well and will play Mulvane in the first round. Winfield clinched the top seed and will battle Rose Hill in the other.•••••Other Sumner County news: The big game tonight in Sumner County is South Haven at Caldwell girls. The winner will get the No. 1 seed in the Central Burden sub-state. Caldwell is 13-6 and South Haven is 12-7. If the Cardinals win then they have the tiebreaker over the Bluejays.As far as league is concerned, Argonia has the league title wrapped up on the girls side. The Red Raiders are 10-0. South Haven and Caldwell are 8-1 and 7-1 respectively both with losses to Argonia.Oxford  boys, 9-1 in the SCBL, can only share a league title if West Elk (9-0) loses to Central-Burden (0-9). That probably isn’t going to happen.The schedule for Sumner County tonight is:Argonia at Wichita Home School.Remington at Oxford.South Haven at Caldwell.Conway Springs at Chaparral.Belle Plaine at Bluestem.last_img read more

Marshawn Lynch timeline: Why ‘Beast Mode’ came out of retirement, signed new contract with Seahawks

first_img (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/b1/a2/marshawn-lynch-5919-ftr_1xrrtmq549ndp1cif8ictb0fou.png?t=-1647705102&w=500&quality=80 March 17, 2018 — NFL Media reports Lynch will remain a member of the Raiders in 2018 as their feature back.April 24, 2019 — ESPN reports Lynch “is not planning to play football again.” Not officially retired this time, Lynch becomes free agent.Dec. 23, 2019 — With the Seahawks ravaged by injures at running back, they sign Lynch to a contract to play the last game of the 2019 regular-season and playoffs. Marshawn Lynch retirement timelineJan. 17, 2016 — Lynch plays the last game of his first stint with the Seahawks, a loss to the Panthers in the divisional round of the playoffs.Feb. 7, 2016 — Lynch announces his retirement from the NFL simply by posting a picture on Twitter.March 9, 2016 — Lynch is still on the Seahawks’ roster, rather than their reserve-retired list, when the new NFL year arrives.May 5, 2016 — The Seahawks make Lynch’s retirement official by placing him on their reserve-retired list.June 6, 2016 — Lynch confirms he is done in the NFL while giving a rare interview to 60 minutes.March 17, 2017 — The Raiders, in need of running back help, are “strongly considering” bringing Lynch out of retirement and onto their roster.March 21, 2017 — Lynch retweets a post in which a Twitter user notices a musical playlist put together by the running back has a track called “Oakland Raiders,” fueling speculation that Lynch is willing to sign with the team.April 5, 2017 — NFL Media reports Lynch told the Raiders he plans to come out of retirement.April 13, 2017 — NFL Media reports the Seahawks, who still hold the rights to Lynch, are expected to work out a deal to trade the running back to Oakland upon his reinstatement.April 14, 2017 — Lynch and the Raiders reportedly agree to terms on a deal that would put him in the NFL and with the Raiders so long as a deal with the Seahawks can be completed. Both sides still have to “cross these t’s and dot those i’s.”April 26, 2017 — Lynch’s representatives and the Raiders agree to terms on a two-year contract, and the Seahawks nail down a trade that sends him to Oakland. The Raiders announce they will also get Seattle’s sixth-round draft choice in 2018 while sending their fifth-round pick in 2018 to the Seahawks. With Travis Homer left as the only healthy running back on Seattle’s roster, the team had little choice but to give Lynch a call. “Beast Mode” gladly answered.The day after the Seahawks’ loss to the Cardinals, Lynch was flown to Seattle for a meeting with team officials. “We’re going to give him a really good chance to come back and play for us,” coach Pete Carroll said that morning on 710 ESPN Seattle.NFL PLAYOFFS:Complete schedule and results for postseasonAfter he arrived in Seattle, Lynch was put through a workout and a physical, passing both tests. That night, ESPN reported Lynch signed a deal for this year only.”He’s just been through so much, and we know him as well as I think you could know a guy, and what he brings and what he offers and all,” Carroll said after Lynch was signed, via ESPN. “He brings a lot to the table. He’s as physical of a player as I’ve ever been around, as great of a competitor as I’ve ever been around. So when you get to add somebody like that to your team, it only helps and enhances kind of the mentality that we already cherish.”On the same day they signed Lynch, the Seahawks brought back another familiar running back in Robert Turbin for additional depth. Homer, Lynch and Turbin are the only running backs on Seattle’s roster going into their divisional playoff game against the Packers.True to form, Lynch was a man of few words when asked last week why he came out of retirement to help the Seahawks.”Happy holidays,” he said. “Merry New Year. Y’all have a great day. It’s a great feeling to be back. Thank you.”A message from @MoneyLynch. 🎙#MerryNewYear#WPMOYChallenge Wagner pic.twitter.com/JgQ8lxync9— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) December 25, 2019Lynch, who recorded his 10th career postseason rushing touchdown in the Seahawks’ win over the Eagles in the wild-card round, now has a chance at a playoff milestone. With at least two rushing touchdowns against Green Bay, Lynch would tie Pro Football Hall of Famers Terrell Davis (12) and John Riggins (12) for the fourth most career postseason rushing touchdowns in NFL history.Before he was re-signed in December, Lynch had not played for Seattle since the divisional round of the playoffs after the 2015 season, when the Seahawks lost to the eventual NFC-champion Panthers. Drafted by Buffalo in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft, Lynch was traded to Seattle during the 2010 season.In six seasons with the Seahawks, he racked up 6,347 rushing yards, 57 rushing touchdowns, four Pro Bowl selections and one epic postseason carry against the Saints.Following that 2015 season, Lynch famously retired while Super Bowl 50 was being played by posting on Twitter a photo of his cleats hanging from a wire. After sitting out the 2016 season, he returned to play for his hometown Raiders for two seasons, playing in 21 games and compiling 1,267 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns in the process.Though technically not retired, he reportedly was done with football once his contract with the Raiders expired in March. That changed a few weeks ago.Marshawn Lynch’s contract with SeahawksLynch’s new contract with Seattle is for this year only, which in terms of the regular season was just one game. According to NFL.com, he was paid $60,588 for that game, which amounts to the league minimum.However, Lynch was signed with the Seahawks having already clinched a playoff berth, meaning he and all other Seattle players will earn extra money in the postseason. The longer the Seahawks last in the playoffs, the more their players will earn.CBS Sports’ John Breech has provided a breakdown of the money Lynch could earn in the playoffs:”For this year’s playoffs, Lynch could end pocketing an extra $242,000 if the Seahawks end up winning the Super Bowl, but that could only happen if the Seahawks end up as the NFC’s No. 3 seed. In this scenario, Lynch — and all Seahawks players — would collect $31,000 for the Seahawks game in the wild card round, $31,000 for the divisional round game and $56,000 for playing in the NFC title game. Lynch would also get a separate check for $124,000 if the Seahawks were to win the Super Bowl. If you add that to his $60,588 for Week 17, that means Lynch could make a total of $302,588 on the field for roughly one month of work.” A few weeks ago, the idea of Marshawn Lynch coming out of retirement to play for the Seahawks might have been met with laughter. The 33-year-old running back seemed happy serving tequila shots at Raiders tailgates in Oakland, and Seattle was rumbling toward the playoffs with the NFL’s third best rushing offense.Any of that laughter ended when the Seahawks lost both starting running back Chris Carson (broken hip) and backup C.J. Prosise (broken arm) for the rest of the season in the same game, their Week 16 loss to the Cardinals. It came a couple weeks after Rashaad Penny also was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a torn ACL.last_img read more

First Day of School in Broward, Tragedy for one PBC School

first_imgA student from William T. Dwyer Community High School passed away yesterday following a medical emergency according to the Palm Beach School District.An email was sent to students and staff members at the school informing them of the tragedy at the Palm Beach Gardens school. Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony says the new Real Time Crime Center allows deputies to monitor surveillance feeds in real time from over 200 schools and administration buildings. The technology was installed in January in response to the mass shooting last year at Stoneman Douglas High School. Students in Miami Dade County head back to school next Monday the 19th.And it is day three for Palm Beach county students where yesterday there was tragedy. Today is the first day of school for students in Broward county and BSO deputies have a new high-tech tool to keep them safe as they return to class today. last_img read more

Oyarzabal, a ’10’ from 11m

first_imgIt seemed that it was going to be a long time until the realistic parish found a substitute for as many guarantees as the Donostiarra, but it was not long in coming. Oyarzabal scored his first penalty curiously against the only opponent who saw his predecessor fail one. In fact, in that match he scored two to Unai Simón, goalkeeper of Athletic Club, who served to prevail 1-3 in the New San Mamés.Since then, the eibartarra has not failed a single penalty. There are already ten who have scored in his career as a professional. Also last season he scored the maximum penalty he had against Sevilla, although that time it did not help, since his team was thrashed 5-2. This season he has already scored five. In addition to the two who have helped the Txuri-Urdin qualify for a final 32 years later, it has marked Valencia, Alavés and Barcelona.If we add all of them who put in the semifinals of the U21 Eurocup last summer against France, are a total of nine penalties scored from nine thrown. He was not the only one who threw with the U21, as he put another one in France in a friendly match played in November 2018. That characteristic jump of captain txuri-urdin is on his way to becoming one of the most infallible penalty kickers in our football. Despite his young age, Mikel Oyarzabal, Captain and referent of the Royal SocietyHe has a confidence in himself and an improper coldness for someone so young. Today he proved it again, by scoring the first goal of the semifinals of the Copa against Mirandés. He did it from 11 meters, as he would do in the match that was played at the Reale Arena.Anyone would say that when he retired, Xabi Prieto not only left Mikel Oyarzabal with the honor of wearing the ‘10’ of the Royal Society, but also his cold blood at the time of throwing the penalties. Whoever was a realistic captain, wearing the elastic txuri-urdin for 15 seasons, only one of the 21 maximum penalties that he threw throughout his career failed. It was January 28, 2007, in the defeat of the San Sebastian by 0-2 against their maximum rival, Athletic Club.last_img read more

Santos sink Barbican on penalties

first_imgSantos FC booked their spot in the Magnum/KSAFA Super League final with a 6-5 penalty shootout win over Barbican FC at the Constant Spring Field on Saturday night.It was a close game throughout and ended 0-0 after regulation and extra time, as both teams missed many easy chances at goal.Jodaine Redwood missed in sudden death for Miguel Coley’s Barbican, before Clive Jarrett converted the winning kick for the Carlton Dennis coached Santos.Santos will now meet Cavalier SC in the final.last_img read more

Wolves beat Knicks, clinch first winning record since 2005

first_imgMinnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) drives against New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 23, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — Karl-Anthony Towns will finish with a winning record for the first time in his career.His Minnesota Timberwolves have much bigger goals, and a rough road ahead to achieve them.ADVERTISEMENT Hardaway opened it with a 3-pointer a converted a go-ahead three-point play during what became a 15-0 run to open the second half and give New York a 63-57 lead. He scored 19 in the third quarter.“Just trying to do anything I can to put my team on my back and just carry the young guys out there on the floor,” Hardaway said. “I think we did a great job of getting stops defensively and using that to our advantage and pushing the pace.”Jamal Crawford settled the Wolves down and shot them back into the lead midway through the period, and Minnesota took an 84-82 edge to the fourth.The Wolves regained control with a 14-5 surge that made it 101-89 on Towns’ three-point play, but Hardaway had one last push that cut it to four in the closing minutes.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Derrick Rose didn’t travel with the Wolves because of a sprained right ankle. … Minnesota had lost all three road games against Atlantic Division teams.Knicks: G Emmanuel Mudiay, acquired from Denver at the trade deadline, started and played the first five minutes, then didn’t return. He was scoreless and the Knicks were outscored by eight points while he was in. … Former Knicks guard Nate Robinson attended the game … New York has lost eight straight against Washington, its next opponent. The Knicks visit the Wizards on Sunday.SOFT SPOTOther than a visit to Philadelphia on Saturday, the Wolves began a soft part of their schedule with Friday’s game. The three after Philadelphia are against Memphis, Atlanta and Dallas, who like the Knicks, are all among the worst teams in the league.PUTTING UP THE POINTS Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Hardaway had has fifth 30-point game of the season. He had scored 30 only twice in 281 career games coming this season.“I think he knows he’s got to score some points for us,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. “Without (Kristaps Porzingis) out there, not only does KP score points, he draws the attention, and so it opens up for a lot of other guys to get shots off and get some points. So, without that, Tim’s got to.”UP NEXTTimberwolves: Visit Philadelphia on Saturday.Knicks: Visit Washington on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Pacers use late surge to beat Clippers, close in on playoffs Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img “We have a lot more work to do and we have a lot more games in front of us that are just as important as tonight,” Towns said.The All-Star center had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and the Timberwolves clinched their first winning record in 13 years by beating the New York Knicks 108-104 on Friday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkTaj Gibson scored 18 points, and Andrew Wiggins added 17 points and 11 rebounds to help the Wolves improve to 42-31. They came into the night tied with Utah for seventh place in the Western Conference. Nemanja Bjelica also had 17 points.“I was 110 percent nervous because I knew the stakes,” Gibson said. “I knew this was one of those games you really don’t want to let go, just knowing how things are going in the standings and knowing there’s so many games left to play.” View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Timberwolves hadn’t finished with a winning record since going 44-38 in 2004-05, the season after their last playoff appearance. Minnesota is trying to end the NBA’s longest current postseason drought.“We’re trying to change things here,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We have to do it game by game, day by day and not skip over anything.”Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 39 points for the Knicks, who have dropped two in a row after winning two straight following a nine-game losing streak. Enes Kanter had 11 points and 15 rebounds.Minnesota led by as much as 16 and never trailed in the first half, but ended up with a tough time.The Knicks cut it to nine by halftime, then came back with Trey Burke and Frank Ntilikina as the starting backcourt and an unusually strong start to the third quarter that mostly gives them fits.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

ZMapp Drugs ‘Cured’ 100 Monkeys

first_imgMultiple news agencies announced Saturday, that ZMapp had cured 100 percent of monkeys that were inoculated with a different strain of Ebola in a Canadian study of the virus.According to researchers, health officials and medical teams, the vaccine has not undergone the normal human clinical trial stages. However, a small handful of infected people agreed to be injected with the vaccine.CBCNews.com reported yesterday that one Ebola survivor now pleads with the vaccine manufacturer to hurry with the production of the drug.The drug that is being referred to as a “monumental achievement,” only had about 20 doses in stock, and all have been exhausted.Researchers said once a living host has been sick for too long, there are those instances wherein possible treatments cannot turn back the damage already done to the body by the hemorrhagic virus.According to USA Today, a newspaper circulated across that country, of the small amount of people who have received the vaccine, only two have died.  These were “a Spanish priest and a Liberian doctor.” This  means it could be that they may have received the vaccine too late, the newspaper said.The monkeys which were given a lethal strain of Ebola recovered, and were given the drug five days after infection.With only a small number of Ebola patients testing the drug, it is hard for researchers to conclude whether it is the main reason for the patient’s recovery.In the wake of numbers of Ebola cases increasing in West Africa, health officials, medical teams and pharmaceutical researchers have scrambled to find a treatment of the virus to help reduce and contain the spread of the epidemic in the West African affected countries.Thomas Geisbert, an Ebola expert, said one of the infected Americans, Kent Brantly, didn’t just receive the vaccine but he also had a blood transfusion from an Ebola patient who survived — so his case isn’t one hundred percent ZMapp.The research report,  published in the Journal Nature, states that humans should receive three scheduled doses to optimize the efficacy for recovery. While the World Health Organization (WHO) has estimates that the current outbreak will infect more than 18,000 people, Gary Kobinger, who works for Canada’s Public Health Agency, said the drug is manufactured by a bio processing plant in Kentucky, and can only produce 20 to 40 doses per month. But the question remains, does Zmapp work for humans? Kobinger told The Washington Post, “I think it strongly supports that concept, but it’s not proven.”The spokesman for the owner of the Kentucky Bio processing plant believes that the three doses are theory.  Since conclusive human studies have not been done, the real issue is to have everyone’s focus on the clinical, and development steps to help find the correct dosing requirements, and speed up processing, he said.ZMapp could obtain approval of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in six month, maybe less, under their accelerated review titles.So far, Kobinger said, none of the animals tested has  shown any side effects. He also indicated that the Zaire Ebola strain now appears to be mutating as it moves from host to host, and researchers can’t be sure that Zmapp will solve the Ebola problem.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Music to his Ears

first_imgOn Sept. 30, Reinecke, 72, will be at the helm of the symphony as it opens its 75th Diamond Jubilee season at the Vic Lopez Auditorium at Whittier High School. This will also mark the beginning of his final season with the symphony, in which he was a violinist. “It’s been a great run, but it’s time for me to retire,” Reinecke said from his home in Arcadia. The symphony’s board of directors does not have a successor in mind at this time, said Dorothea Cummings, the symphony’s publicity and advertising manager. Reinecke’s decision is based not on health or age, but on his desire to travel with his wife of 52 years, Suzanne, 73. “I am just anxious for some free time to be able to travel internationally with my wife,” he said. “I just want to be able to do what retired people do and have no obligations on my time except for my family.” Reinecke, who grew up in Montebello and graduated from Whittier College, described the jobs of conductor and musical director as year-round, since plans for the next season are made as soon as the current one ends. His work is double since he is also the conductor of the Pasadena Community Orchestra. The work with the Pasadena group began when Reinecke was an assistant professor of music at Pasadena City College. “It was part of the curriculum,” he said, “and when it was dropped, we continued the orchestra independently.” For now, he plans to continue his 30-year relationship with the Pasadena Community Orchestra, which has its season from November through June. Reinecke, who began playing the violin at age 7, will begin rehearsals for the Rio Hondo Symphony in about a week’s time. “I am really excited about this year’s program,” he said. “It’s going to be very special.” Cummings agrees. “We are so excited about the piece of music the board commissioned especially for our 75th anniversary,” she said. “Celebration for an Orchestra,” is a short piece composed by Williametta Spencer, a world-renowned composer and educator from Whittier. “It will premiere on the 30th and will introduce each concert for the entire season,” Cummings said. Reinecke is excited about leading the orchestra through this piece at the beginning of each show. “It will be the first time the public will hear it, and that is always something special,” he said. Another highlight for him will be the performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Orchestrating this particular piece of music will allow Reinecke to have conducted all of Beethoven’s symphonies during his career – a personal goal. “It’s a nice opportunity and a great way to mark the end of my time with the symphony,” he said. However, he does have mixed feelings about how he will react during his last season, which runs through April 13. Reinecke will need to keep his emotions in check. “Conducting is about concentration,” Reinecke said. “You are responsible for maintaining the integrity of the work, making sure to cue the musicians at the appropriate time. “When everything comes together, and we interpret the music correctly, it’s a great joy for the audience,” he said. “Sharing the art of music is the greatest reward.” The free concerts will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 30, Nov. 4, March 2 and April 13. www.riohondosymphony.org sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: The Sound of MusicWHITTIER – The music conductor stands solidly straight in front of the orchestra, his back to the audience. A solitary figure. He communicates to the performers by motions of a baton or his hands, interpreting the music to be heard by appreciative music lovers. For two decades, Wayne Reinecke has been that man for the Rio Hondo Symphony. last_img read more

Validity of Crockett letter in doubt

first_imgBy The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas – Two experts in historical documents say they doubt the authenticity of a Davy Crockett letter that the Texas Historical Commission bought this week for nearly half a million dollars. Both questioned the handwriting in the document, dated Jan. 9, 1836, and one said the grammar was just too good to belong to the Alamo defender. “The letter has better grammar, better punctuation than Davy Crockett had ever used,” said Kevin MacDonnell, a seller of antique books in Austin. The state has 120 days to complete the authentication. Wilke, who has been studying and appraising Americana manuscripts for 30 years, said the signature on the letter is different than Crockett’s signature on other documents. The k in “Crockett” on the East Carolina University letters doesn’t match that in the Texas letter, he said. MacDonnell also expressed doubts about the handwriting, as well as the accuracy of the spelling and grammar. He suggested the letter was probably meant to be a true copy made for reference purposes rather than a hoax. “The copyist or scrivener probably cleaned up the writing on the letter when he was copying it,” MacDonnell said. The letter’s seller, Ray Simpson III of Houston, said he hadn’t heard any doubts about the letter’s authenticity. “I am very positive that this is the original Davy Crockett letter,” he said. “We do think it’s right, and we do think it will be proven through the state’s third-party investigation.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Everett Wilke, a private appraiser of historical manuscripts based in Bluffton, said he compared the handwriting with that in known Crockett letters owned by East Carolina University. “Those are genuine Crockett letters, and it (the letter purchased by the state) doesn’t look a thing like them,” Wilke said. “It’s not that difficult to tell it’s not real.” The Texas Historical Commission announced Tuesday that it was acquiring the letter from Houston-based Simpson Galleries for $490,000. The document is believed to be the last letter Crockett wrote before he and other Alamo defenders were killed by Mexican forces. The letter has yet to be authenticated, but Historical Commission spokeswoman Debbi Head said she is “99.9 percent sure” it is real. The $490,000 the state paid will be held in an escrow account pending the outcome of a third-party investigation, Head said. last_img read more

My Donegal… with Denis O’Donnell

first_imgArranmore man Denis O’Donnell has spearheaded the Darkness into Light walk on the island since 2015.The walk raises vital funds for Pieta House, with the Arranmore walk raising a staggering €4,400 earlier this year for the charity. Through running marathons, Denis has fundraised for countless charities through the years.Denis has been a DJ at Smuggler’s Nite Club on the island for many years, and is a member of the Arranmore Island council and a number of other committees. This is Denis’ Donegal…(1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?The lighthouse at Arranmore Island. It has scenic coastal views all around. It is a very peaceful place for me. (2) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?More employment for people. Real jobs with proper wages not CE schemes.(3) Who is the one person that you look up to and why?Jim McGuinness. As manager of Donegal his influence spread from the players to everyone in Donegal. He created a real feel good factor in the county. He inspired so many people.(4) What’s your happiest Christmas memory in Donegal?At home as a boy, Christmas morning with my mother. Special memories.(5) What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?The Donegal team becoming All Ireland football champions.(6) If you found a magic wand that allowed you to grant one wish, what would it be?The whole county would receive high speed broadband. In turn that would create more jobs.(7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Donegal tweed.(8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?Daniel O’Donnell. He is known all around the world. He has made people aware of Donegal that wouldn’t have known about it. So many visited Donegal because of him. (9) What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?I got myself fit a few years ago. People kept saying the difference in me.(10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Packie Bonner(11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Harvey’s Point(12) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?Header! (13) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Unemployment(14) What is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?Doherty’s mince(15) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?No(16) Do you have a favourite local band?Goats Don’t Shave(17) If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?Care for the elderly.(18) Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?In Liberty Island at the Statue of Liberty.(19) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?The Irish language. An example of that on Arranmore island would be 300 students on two different terms come to the island for three weeks to learn Irish.(20) What is the most rewarding thing about what you do?Knowing that it helps other people.Would you like to take part in our My Donegal feature? Drop us a line at info@donegaldaily.com!My Donegal… with Denis O’Donnell was last modified: December 18th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:arranmoredenis o donnelldilMY DONEGALlast_img read more