US crew killed in air tanker crash identified

first_imgOfficials lostcontact with the plane, owned by Canadian firefighting company CoulsonAviation, shortly before 13:30 local time (02:30 GMT). SinceSeptember, Australia has battled a bushfire crisis which has now killed atleast 33 people. Over 70 bushfires are still raging across NSW alone.(BBC) Captain IanMcBeth, first officer Paul Clyde Hudson and flight engineer Rick A DeMorgan Jr.were killed in New South Wales (NSW) on Thursday.  SYDNEY – ThreeUnited States firefighters who died when their air tanker crashed whilebattling blazes in Australia have been identified.center_img The victims (from left) were Ian McBeth, Paul Clyde Hudson and Rick A DeMorgan Jr. They are United States firefighters who died when their air tanker crashed while battling blazes in Australia. REUTERS The cause ofthe C-130 Hercules crash is not yet known.last_img read more

Louis E. Schwegman

first_imgLouis E. Schwegman, age 65 of Oldenburg, died Monday, May 21, 2018 at his home.  Born July 5, 1952 in Batesville, he is the son of Marcella (Nee: Rennekamp) and Lawrence Schwegman.  He married Mary Willhelm June 12, 1976 at Holy Guardian Angel Church in Cedar Grove, Indiana and she died November 22, 2000.  He married Carol Werner May 14, 2004 at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church in St. Mary’s, Indiana.  Louie was a lifelong farmer and built homes for many years with Hartman Construction before starting Schwegman and Schwegman Construction Company.Farming was Louie’s passion and he was a huge Allis-Chalmers fan.  A ride in the country or vacations were an opportunity to check out how other farmer’s fields were doing.  He raised Holstein cattle as well and was proud that one his granddaughters’ had the Grand Champion Steer at last year’s county fair.  A Reds and Bengals fan, Louie also liked playing cards, especially Solo and enjoyed taking trips to the Smokey Mountains.He is survived by his wife Carol; daughter Sharon Eckstein of Sunman; son Mike of Oldenburg; stepdaughters Julie Vankirk of Morris, Nancy Meer of Batesville, Tracy Habig of Oldenburg, Margie Schwegman of Batesville; stepsons Nick Biltz of Greensburg, Dan Biltz, Ted Biltz; sisters Marilyn and Dolores Schwegman, all of Batesville; four grandchildren and twenty two step grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his wife Mary and his parents.Visitation is Friday, May 25th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26th, at Holy Family Church with Rev. Carl Langenderfer officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Benesse Oncology Center or the Mary Willhelm Schwegman Scholarship Fund.last_img read more

Jenner Block Recruits Former Acting General Counsel for HUD

first_img HUD Jenner & Block Movers & Shakers 2014-11-11 Tory Barringer Share in Government, Headlines, News Damon Smith, former acting general counsel for HUD, has joined law firm Jenner & Block as a partner in the group’s District of Columbia office, according to an announcement.Smith worked at HUD from June 2009 to January 2014, serving in that time as the agency’s principal deputy general counsel, acting associate general counsel for insured housing, and senior counsel/special assistant to the general counsel. Throughout his tenure, he set and implemented HUD’s litigation strategy and led reformation efforts for its multifamily loan closing documents as well as negotiations to resolve mortgage-related legal actions for both the primary and secondary markets.Before joining HUD, Smith was a professor of property and local government law at Rutgers University. Prior to that, he worked as an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Arnold & Porter LLP.As a member of Jenner & Block’s Government Controversies and Public Policy Litigation and Real Estate Practices, Smith will have a chance to leverage his extensive knowledge of housing and consumer regulations impacting the current housing finance environment as well as his experience resolving controversies between the government and private parties.”Damon’s government service and knowledge of relevant housing and consumer regulations will be extremely beneficial to our clients,” said Thomas J. Perrelli, chair of Jenner & Block’s Government and Public Policy Litigation Practice. “He offers unique insight into industry changes that have occurred over the past several years, both in the market and in government regulation.”center_img November 11, 2014 528 Views Jenner & Block Recruits Former Acting General Counsel for HUDlast_img read more