Football home opener marred by arrests

first_imgAs the Fighting Irish started their home football season on the right foot with a win over Purdue Saturday, the fan experience went smoothly to begin the 125th season of Notre Dame football, director of Game Day Operations Mike Seamon said. “We thought the weekend was a huge success,” he said. “Compared to the South Florida game a year ago, it was night and day. It was remarkably better.” Saturday’s unseasonably cool weather was a major factor in the success of the 2012 home opener, Seamon said. Saturday’s unseasonably cool weather was a major factor in the success of the 2012 home opener, Seamon said. “Last year was a really uncomfortable weekend,” he said. “We had excessive heat leading up to the storms. This year was the exact opposite. The weather cooperated. It wasn’t too hot and it wasn’t raining, so that was a pleasant surprise.” Seamon said the 125th anniversary pep rally, held Friday evening in front of the Knute Rockne Memorial Gymnasium, started the weekend’s festivities on a high note, with an estimated 15,000 attendees. “Everyone we spoke with, including students, fans, the team and football administrators, liked having it in front of the Rock,” he said. “There was a great energy, and we got it in just before the rain started. It was also good because we got to kick off our 125th year in front of the building named after the man responsible for the birth of the Notre Dame football tradition.” In addition to the nearly 3,000 visitors to the stadium tunnel on Friday afternoon, more than 1,500 people visited the LaBar Practice Fields on game day, and the Glee Club performed on Library Quad before the football team walked to the stadium, Seamon said. “That was the first time they performed on game day, and they performed for several thousand people,” he said. “It was a really nice change. The fans loved it.” In response to the high volume of cell phone usage on game day, Seamon said the University made “significant investments” in improving cell phone coverage during the offseason. Cell phone chargers were also placed in several campus locations and moved to the Guest Services booth inside the stadium Saturday. “Early reports tell us that cell phone coverage was better this year,” Seamon said. “People kept using the cell phone chargers around campus as well.” Seamon said medical calls were down from last year due to the cooler weather. Considering the large scale of the day’s operations, Seamon said the game “couldn’t have gone better.” “For the first game, we couldn’t be more pleased,” he said. “We had wonderful weather and good, positive energy. People were excited to kick off the home season coming off the win in Dublin, and we’re looking forward to the Michigan night game in two weeks.” Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) director Phil Johnson said police arrested eight people on campus outside the stadium on game day and issued two citations or tickets for underage drinking. Johnson said three were arrested for false informing and liquor law violations, one arrest was made for public intoxication, one for resisting law enforcement and public intoxication and one for disorderly conduct. Additionally, police arrested one person for criminal trespass and one man for outstanding warrants and apprehended a juvenile for shoplifting. Inside the stadium, Johnson said police made one arrest for public intoxication. After announcing the implementation of its Intensified College Enforcement program at Notre Dame, Indiana State Excise Police officers cited two and arrested three minors on nine total charges in Legends and the C1 parking lot in front of the stadium during the game, Cpl. Travis Thickstun said. One female was cited for minor possession, and another was cited for minor consumption and false informing, Thickstun said. He said excise officers arrested two females and one male for minor consumption and false informing after providing repeated false names and birthdates to officers. They were then turned over to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office for transportation to jail. Contact Kristen Durbin at kdurbin@nd.edulast_img read more

Pair Allegedly Fails To Seek Timely Medical Attention For 10-Month-Old

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) ELLICOTT – Two people are charged after Ellicott Police say they allegedly failed to seek timely medical attention for a 10-month-old child. Police additionally say the child was allegedly left by the pair without proper supervision.Devon A. Estus, 27, and Ashley A. Estus, 28, are both charged with two counts endangering the welfare of a child.Both were given an appearance ticket for Ellicott Town Court at a later date. last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Pitch Perfect 3 In The Works & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Pitch Perfect 3 In The WorksPitch Perfect 2 doesn’t make it into movie theaters until May 15, but Rebel Wilson recently revealed to the L.A. Times that a third film is already in development. No word yet on whether Anna Kendrick, along with our Broadway boys Skylar Astin and Ben Platt, will also be back for some more aca-amazing action, but we’re crossing our fingers and toes!Ian McKellen & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Set for BeautyWell, if six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald can play a wardrobe…Stage and screen legend Ian McKellen and Broadway alum Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Hamlet) are the latest stars to sign on to Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast. According to Variety, McKellen will appear as Cogsworth, who in the original animated version was a Butler-turned-clock, with Mbatha-Raw taking on the role of feather duster Plumette. They join the previously reported McDonald, Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline and Emma Thompson in the Bill Condon-helmed film. Production will start this year for a March 17, 2017 release.Will Luck be a Lady for Santino Fontana?Santino Fontana, Bobby Cannavale, Sebastian Arcelus, Orfeh along with her hubby On The Twentieth Century’s Andy Karl, and more Broadway faves will take part in Roundabout’s First Annual Casino Night. The fundraising event will include a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament featuring celebrity players, casino games, such as blackjack, roulette, craps and slot machines, hosted by Danny Burstein, Stephanie J. Block and Becky Ann Baker. The dice-rolling will take place on May 11 at the American Airlines Theatre.London’s Bend It Like Beckham SwitcherooMade in Dagenham alum Sophie-Louise Dann will replace the previously announced Ronni Ancona as Paula in Bend It Like Beckham. A spokesperson said that the comedian was departing the production for “family reasons.” The buzzed-about new musical will begin performances on May 15 at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End.We’re Watching This Damsel in DistressThis is some lineup. Richard Fleeshman, Summer Strallen, Sally Ann Triplett and more will star in A Damsel in Distress at Chichester this summer. Directed and choreographed by Carousel’s Rob Ashford, with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Jeremy Sams and Robert Hudson, the show is based on the novel by P.G. Wodehouse and the play by Wodehouse and Ian Hay. The production will run May 30 through June 27 at the Festival Theatre. Next stop, the West End?P.S. In perhaps the most unsurprising news of the day, the Bombshell concert sold out in just over an hour. Of course it did. View Commentslast_img read more

Float Like a Butterfly, Sing Like a Bee! Eight Pro Athletes Who Bowed on Broadway

first_imgDominique DawesATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS: As a gymnast, she won three medals over three Olympics (1992, 1996, 2000). She was also the first African-American to win an individual event medal. Graced a Wheaties box.BROADWAY ROLE: Patty Simcox in Grease—on two separate occasions in the late 1990s.LEGACY: What’s most notable is what Dawes did after playing Rydell High’s resident square: win a bronze medal in the 2000 Olympics. Isn’t that the most?Olga Karmansky ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Former U.S. champion and two-time Pan American champion in rhythmic gymnastics. She was also an alternate in the 2004 Summer Olympics.BROADWAY ROLE: An acrobatic player in the original cast of the 2013 Tony-winning revival of Pippin.LEGACY: Another nifty highlight in a professional career that includes improving the flexibility of professional dancers (as well as amateurs), touring with Panic at the Disco, and a truly bonkers Instagram account.Joe NamathATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS: His Super Bowl victory is why New York Jets fans aren’t total basket cases. The best playboy-quarterback of all time. Pretty much owned New York City in the late 1960s and early 1970s.BROADWAY ROLE: Accused mutineer Lt. Stephan Maryk in the 1983 production of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.LEGACY: Bittersweet. “Broadway Joe” was getting older. The need to be a star had diminished. “I don’t think that’s going to happen,” Namath admitted to Robert Lipsyte, the acclaimed sportswriter. “I just don’t have those drives and hungers anymore.”Cathy RigbyATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS: In 1970, the 15-year-old Rigby became the first American woman to win a medal in the World Gymnastics Championships. She’s also a two-time Olympian.BROADWAY ROLE: The title role in Peter Pan.LEGACY: Rigby’s lengthy stage career might have trumped her athletic feats, which is saying something. She earned two Tony nominations as Peter Pan, performing the role off and on for nearly 40 years. Rigby left Neverland for good at age 61.Elvis StojkoATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS: The seven-time Canadian figure skating champion competed in four Olympics, winning silver medals in 1994 and 1998. He was men’s world champion in 1994, 1995 and 1997.BROADWAY ROLE: Wouldn’t you know—as Billy Flynn in Chicago (in March 2014), a role he previously performed in Canada.LEGACY: Acting—he also performed north of the border as Vince Fontaine in Grease—is one part of Stojko’s well-rounded, post-skating life. He’s also a Go-Kart enthusiast who has raced professionally.Mark Teixeira ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS: All-Star first baseman with the New York Yankees; member of the 2009 team that won the World Series.BROADWAY ROLE: Role is a bit of a stretch. Teixeira made a one-night-only cameo in January 2013 as “Mark,” a bartender in Rock of Ages’ infamous Bourbon Room. Yes, his ‘80s garb was Yankee-themed.LEGACY: Rock of Ages got athletic in its casting a year later. When the Super Bowl was played at nearby MetLife Stadium in February 2014, the week’s performances featured cameos from football players Ahman Green, DeAngelo Williams, Randall Cobb and Joique Bell.Mike TysonATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS: With all the scandals—including a stint in prison and gnawing off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear—it’s easy to forget that Tyson was a phenomenal boxer. At age 20, he became the youngest heavyweight world champion in the sport’s history.BROADWAY ROLE: As himself in the one-man show,Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, directed by Spike Lee.LEGACY: Tyson’s honesty streak continued. HBO eventually aired the one-man show, which was filmed over two days in July 2012, as a movie. In 2013, Tyson’s autobiography was published. The title: Undisputed Truth. View Comments Former NFL star and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George will start performances as Billy Flynn in Chicago on January 12. He is not the only elite athlete to leap from the playing field to Broadway’s bright lights (or vice versa). Who else is in that huddle? Let’s find out!Muhammad AliATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Too many to list, which makes sense when you’re a cultural and athletic icon known as “The Greatest” beloved by millions.BROADWAY ROLE: The title role in 1969’s Buck White, a musical centering on a militant black lecturer who tunefully addresses a meeting organized by a black political group.LEGACY: Only as a colorful anecdote during Ali’s banishment from the sport he defined. Buck White closed after seven performances, though Ali did perform a number from the short-lived musical on The Ed Sullivan Show.last_img read more

Vermont to get $3.2 million to support job training programs for seniors

first_imgSTATESCSEP ALLOCATIONAlabama10,818,394Alaska2,553,380Arizona8,474,542Arkansas11,361,238California50,001,649Colorado5,919,045Connecticut6,409,440Delaware2,553,380District of Columbia3,360,134Florida34,446,010Georgia13,092,991Hawaii2,553,380Idaho2,878,354Illinois22,714,367Indiana15,285,606Iowa7,477,709Kansas5,797,794Kentucky11,070,918Louisiana10,079,713Maine3,602,911Maryland8,031,271Massachusetts12,721,542Michigan18,762,904Minnesota13,896,731Mississippi7,545,259Missouri14,120,529Montana3,641,765Nebraska4,350,782Nevada2,992,869New Hampshire2,878,354New Jersey16,499,499New Mexico3,559,193New York38,572,966North Carolina15,275,904North Dakota3,505,801Ohio25,463,073Oklahoma9,331,800Oregon8,584,789Pennsylvania31,512,615Puerto Rico8,215,203Rhode Island3,107,652South Carolina8,007,733South Dakota4,127,050Tennessee11,925,474Texas32,396,571Utah3,894,246Vermont3,204,763Virginia12,401,587Washington8,644,470West Virginia6,564,853Wisconsin14,955,255Wyoming2,878,354American Samoa1,350,956Guam1,350,956Northern Mariana Islands450,320Virgin Islands1,350,956 The U.S. Department of Labor today released $596,525,000 in funds to continue support for 74 state, territory and national grantees of the Senior Community Service Employment Program for program year 2010. Vermont will receive $3.2 million. These funds will enable income and training support for 61,900 individuals ages 55 and older, who have low incomes or are unemployed. At least 75 percent of SCSEP funds will go to provide these individuals with part-time, paid community service-based job training program opportunities throughout the country.”Older workers are an essential part of our nation’s present and an increasingly greater part of its future, but it can be difficult for this dynamic sector of our population to access good jobs,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “At the U.S. Department of Labor, we are committed to ensuring older workers have access to the training and other professional services they both need and deserve. The SCSEP program assists participants in enhancing their marketability and allows them the opportunity to further contribute to their communities.”Through this program, participants will provide more than 40 million hours of community service to public agencies and nonprofitorganizations annually. Grant awards are being made to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as 18 national nonprofit organizations. SCSEP services are available in every county in the U.S.Funds are being awarded to each state either directly or through one of the following 18 national organizations: AARP Foundation; Asociacion Nacional Pro Personas Mayores; Easter Seals Inc.; Experience Works Inc.; Goodwill Industries International Inc.; Institute for Indian Development Inc.; Mature Services Inc.; National Able Network Inc.; National Asian Pacific Center on Aging; National Caucus and Center on Black Aged Inc.; National Council on the Aging Inc.; National Indian Council on Aging Inc.; National Urban League; Quality Career Services Inc.; SER Job for Progress National Inc.; Senior Service America Inc.; Vermont Associates for Training Development Inc.; and The Work Place Inc. Source: US DOL. 6.23.2010last_img read more

You are never too old to join The Florida Bar

first_imgYou are never too old to join The Florida Bar Theresa E. Davis Assistant Editor If one is to believe the billboards dotted along Interstate 95, an ideal way to spend one’s golden years is resting comfortably in a “retirement community” collecting seashells or nudging metal detectors down white, sandy beaches.Not so for Thomas A. Woodward who passed the Florida bar exam in February at age 73. The last time he took a bar exam, the New York Yankees beat the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series, Kennedy was in the White House, and Super Bowl I was six years away.Stating that the law has changed since then would be putting it mildly.“There were such dramatic changes in all those areas over a period of 40 years,” said Woodward.Woodward’s passion is the law, second only to his love for golf.“I really love practicing law. In terms of retirement, that’s probably the last thing on my mind,” Woodward said. “When my time comes, they’re going to find me either in my office or on the golf course.”Preparing and sitting for the bar exam presented a challenge for Woodward.“It’s well known that the Florida exam particularly is tough and focused,” Woodward said. “You’re, in effect, running an academic marathon.”The difficulty didn’t stop there, either. The Florida Board of Bar Examiners conducts a rigorous background check.“The Florida Bar Examiners are as searching in their background checking as any state that I’ve ever seen. I’m admitted in several other states but I don’t recall anything like the great specificity they go through,” said Woodward.Still, Woodward considers himself among the lucky. He says that younger lawyers taking the bar have more to contend with.“I noticed quite a lot of pressure when I was taking the bar exam in New York years ago but it was nothing compared to what you saw in Tampa. You see these people who maybe did not have jobs where they could pass the exam or had jobs they were going to lose or not be promoted in. So, you know, talk about pressure,” Woodward said.Woodward wanted to take the bar exam in Florida so he could practice here.“The last thing you want to do is come into a state and engage in activities that wind up being unauthorized practice of law,” Woodward said. “No lawyer worth his salt would do that.”Woodward says his love for the law isn’t hard to explain.“Whether this is a pipe dream or not, I don’t know; but I would like to establish a law office in Florida and fill it up with the very best lawyers I can get and the very best clients I can get and see what happens,” said Woodward. “It’s even more fun than golf.”Born in 1933 in Omaha, Woodward says jurisprudence may be in his genes. “We’re from a family of county seat lawyers,” said Woodward. “Somebody in my family’s been practicing law practically since the days of the Mayflower.” June 1, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img You are never too old to join The Florida Barlast_img read more

Where to find your next superstar employee

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Every chief executive officer (CEO) wants superstars in his or her company. Superstars are high performers, innovative, creative, and they deliver outstanding results. Superstars are highly sought-after performers who make their managers look great.If superstar employees are sporadically hired throughout the organization, there is the risk of a superstar mentality that creates isolationism. An entire department might end up revolving around one person rather than developing teams of people to be mutually accountable to deliver results. Teams of superstars step in for one another, are cross-trained, and live with norms of success for all.Single superstars are difficult to retain if the team doesn’t have a superstar mindset. Superstars want to work for superstar companies that attract, develop, and acknowledge high performers throughout the organization. continue reading »last_img read more

Nearly a Third of U.S. Museums Remain Closed by Pandemic, Survey Shows

first_img“We’re finding great ways to channel our energy into online programming and making headway on a number of projects,” Ms. Gradwohl said, “as opposed to spending all our time trying to figure out how to stay open safely.”Now a survey by the American Alliance of Museums published Tuesday makes clear that nearly one in three museums in the United States remains closed because of the pandemic, and most of those have never reopened since the initial shutdown in March. At the San Diego Natural History Museum, and at institutions much like it across the country, the exhibition halls remain dark, the atriums empty, the frontline employees furloughed.Judy Gradwohl, the president and CEO of the museum, decided in August to close for the remainder of the year — and she said in an interview on Tuesday that she believes she made the right call.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Congress provides $99 million to aid flu vaccine production

first_imgDec 17, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Pushed by this year’s influenza vaccine crisis, Congress recently approved $99 million to improve the nation’s capacity to produce influenza vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The funds are intended to promote the production of flu vaccine with cell-culture technology and to ensure that a supply of eggs is available year-round for conventional production of flu vaccine, said CDC spokeswoman Kathryn Harben in Atlanta. The appropriation was included in the $388 billion omnibus spending bill that was signed by President Bush Dec 8.Harben said there were no current plans to use any of the money to buy more flu vaccine for this season. The government recently announced plans to buy 1.2 million doses of a German-made vaccine to boost this year’s supply.The $99 million appropriation for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is intended to “spur development of domestic production of a licensed cell-culture flu vaccine,” Harben said. “The idea is that by expanding the number of domestic producers and the quantity produced in this country, this will reduce over the long term the risk of another unexpected vaccine shortage.”Flu vaccines traditionally have been grown in fertilized chicken eggs, a process that takes about 6 months. The idea of growing the vaccine in cells from insects, monkeys, or other animals is drawing increasing interest because it may be somewhat faster and the resulting vaccine may be slightly safer. Several companies are experimenting with the method, according to recent reports.Harben said the flu-prevention funds can also be used “to ensure a year-round supply of appropriate eggs for domestic vaccine. The idea is that if a [flu] pandemic were to begin, vaccine production could also begin at any time. Right now eggs are only produced during a certain period. This is more of a short-term effort to expand annual flu vaccine production.”Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., among others, has argued that the government should lower the financial risks for flu-vaccine manufacturers by buying doses that manufacturers can’t sell by the end of the season. Bayh cosponsored an unsuccessful bill this year that would have authorized that approach.Meg Keck, a spokeswoman for Bayh, told CIDRAP News, “CDC could use some of that funding [the $99 million] to buy vaccine at the end of the season, as Sen. Bayh has suggested.” Bayh has written to the CDC urging the agency to use some of the money that way, she added.But Harben said, “Right now there are no plans to use these funds, which are intended to be used for pandemic preparations, to purchase annual flu vaccine for this season.”She declined to predict whether any of the money could be used to buy leftover vaccine in the future. “I believe it’s something that will be looked at, but no decisions have been made at this time,” she said. She noted that the new appropriation is for fiscal year 2005, which ends Sep 30, 2005, so the money must be obligated for a specific purpose, though not actually spent, by that time.Keck said the original proposal for this year’s flu-prevention funding was $75 million, but the sum was increased at the urging of Bayh and others. In addition, she said the legislation includes authority for HHS to use the money to buy flu vaccine for the general public, which has not been true of flu-prevention appropriations in the past.last_img read more

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