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“READERS FORUM” FOR MAY 17, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “Readers Forum” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: DO YOU CARE IF PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD AN AFFAIR WITH A PORN STAR?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img

Ocean City Garden Club Celebrates 40th Anniversary

first_imgThe Garden Club of Ocean City New Jersey celebrated its 40th anniversary with a luncheon at Harbor Pines in December.Special Guest of Honor was Mrs. Jeff Deal, who was president from 1981 to 1982 and also 1991 to 1992. Mrs. Deal delighted the attendees with her history of past club activities.Behind the scenes of the Ocean City Flower Show are the members of Garden Club of Ocean City. This collaboration began 40 years ago when Jim Pennlyn asked the group to stage the Ocean City Flower Show. The ever-faithful, volunteer Garden Club members continue to stage the show, which has blossomed into a major, three-day event.Over the years, the club has participated in a variety of community service projects. Club members planted trees at the Tabernacle, grasses on the beach, and flowers at the information and transportation center. For many years, it maintained a memorial garden at 16th Street and Bay Avenue. This year, the club decorated the 10-foot tree in the Ocean City Free Public Library Atrium.New members are always welcome. The club meets the first Tuesday of each month at Holy Trinity Church, 30th and Bay Avenue. Interesting speakers and educational and hands-on experiences are presented each month. Plans for the 2015 Ocean City Flower Show — to be held at the last weekend in May — are already in progress.Officers are Co-Presidents Cheryl Kelchner and Angel Smith, Co-Vice Presidents Carol Dotts and Kathy Wheatcroft, Recording Secretary Joanne Romano, Corresponding Secretary Joan Chapman and Treasurer Marge Roth.— News release from the Ocean City Garden Clublast_img read more

Lashley Electrifying, Red Raiders Roll 35-0

first_imgSenior members of the Ocean City High football squad pose for a group photo following their last game together at Carey Stadium, a 35-0 rout of Washington Township.  By Tim KellyIt was the Brandon Lashley Show.Ocean City High School’s 35-0 defeat of Washington Township on Thursday night was a team effort on both sides of the ball and special teams, but Lashley’s individual effort stood out. All the senior wide receiver-safety did was set two school records, grab three touchdown passes of 40, 24, and 12 yards, and on defense pick off Minutemen quarterback Roger Baldacci twice.One of the picks was three yards deep in the end zone and Lashley took it to the house. The 103-yard interception return was the longest in OC’s long grid history, and his three TDs gave him 13 for the season, another record. “The blocking was there all night,” said Lashley, a 6-foot, 170-pound senior. “When I was running down the sideline, all I could hear was Coach (Kevin) Smith yelling ‘Build the wall!’ and the blockers were there for me.”Ocean City (4-5) got off to a fast start and dominated Washington Township in a consolation game of the NJSIAA playoffs in the last home game of the season. They could finish with a .500 record with a win on Thanksgiving at Pleasantville, but Friday night was all about getting back on the winning side of the ledger. After winning their first three games, the Raiders dropped five straight, most in close, excruciating fashion. Four of those games could have gone the other way, and the Raiders made Washington Township (3-6) pay.Behind great blocking, Ocean City quarterback Ian Aungst lofts a pass against Washington Township. On their second possession, quarterback Ian Aungst, who came into the game looking to pad his own single-season passing yardage record of 1,633 yards, hooked up with a wide open Lashley on a deep post pattern. Kicker Henry Souto booted the first of his five extra points following the 40-yard TD. “We’ve scored first in the last four games,” Smith said, “and tonight we were able to get over the hump and finish the job.” The OC defense, which posted its second shutout of the season, got the ball back quickly with consecutive sacks of Baldacci by Michael Rhodes and Will Drain, forcing a punt that Lashley returned to the Township eight. Two plays later, it was 14-0 on a Kevin King four-yard plunge and Souto conversion. The Raiders got the ball back on the ensuing kickoff when Travis Stoerrie forced the first of three Washington Township lost fumbles, recovered by Jake Schneider at the Minutemen 24.On first down, Aungst lofted a pass for the right corner of the end zone, which Lashley snagged for a 21-0 first quarter lead. “I saw that I was taller than (the defender) and I trusted Ian to get the ball to me,” Lashley said. The Red Raiders stand at attention for the National Anthem, prior to their big win Thursday night against Washington Township.It only got worse for Township, a Gloucester County school representing the West Jersey Football League’s tough Royal division. The Minutemen seemed to finally get their offense on track, putting three first downs together in advancing the ball from their own 40 down to the Ocean City 20.However, on a fourth down play from there, Baldacci looked for Brendan Leone in the end zone, where Lashley made his interception and 103-yard return.It was just the crowning highlight of a defensive effort that limited Township to 62 yards rushing and constantly pressured Baldacci.“We have a drill where we practice (interception returns),” said Smith. “As coaches, we get excited when we see the kids apply in a game what we spend time practicing on.”Among the many great blocks on the return was a cruncher by Austin Green to help spring Lashley.OC’s final TD came on a textbook 70-yard, 15-play drive highlighted by a 20-yard Aungst-to-Schneider hookup and capped by – What else? – a scoring pass to Lashley.“We like to spread the field on offense, because we don’t have a lot of size,” said Smith. “And we like to make (the opposition) defend the whole width of the field.”That was certainly the case Thursday night. Smith credited the offensive line of center Chris Armstrong, guards Zac Clark and Jack Baker and tackles Jackson Young and Dan Auberzinsky.“When Ian has time to throw, and we gave up no sacks tonight, we can be a very good offense,” said Smith.last_img read more

Sisters of The Holy Cross get needed medical help amid pandemic

first_img (Photo Supplied/Ladies of Notre Dame) UPDATE: The Ladies of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College has received the needed medical assistance they requested after some of the sisters were diagnosed with coronavirus.Message of gratitude from Sister Suzanne Brennan, CSC:“Thank you for your tremendous response to our request for medical personnel to assist at Saint Mary’s Convent. We are now in a much better staffing situation. All of our sisters are receiving excellent care from our clinical staff. We continue to follow protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are grateful for your support, love and prayer for the Sisters of the Holy Cross and for our dedicated employees.”ORIGINAL STORY: The Ladies of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College is in need of assistance.The sisters have been quarantined in the convent at Saint Mary’s, with no visitors allowed. Some of the sisters have recently become ill and have been diagnosed with coronavirus.In response, Saint Mary’s has issued an urgent request for aides and nurses.If you, or someone you know can help, contact Suzanne Brennan at [email protected] WhatsApp By Brooklyne Beatty – April 16, 2020 0 634 Facebook Twitter Previous articleThursday afternoon coronavirus numbers: Indiana has 9500+ cases; Michigan 29,000+Next articlePresident Trump gives governors plan to reopen economy, Gov. Holcomb looking at early May Brooklyne Beatty WhatsApp Google+ Sisters of The Holy Cross get needed medical help amid pandemiccenter_img Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market TAGSassistancecoronavirusCOVID-19Ladies of Notre Dameneedsaint mary’s college Pinterest Twitter Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Mixed shopper footfall in May

first_imgShopper footfall was down by 0.7% in May, lower than a year ago, and down from the 1% rise in April, according to new figures.The BRC/Springboard Footfall Monitor revealed a mixed picture across the UK – with footfall down by 1% on high streets, but up 1.2% in out-of-town areasThe hardest-hit parts of the UK were Northern Ireland (-3.1%), the West Midlands (-2.9%) and the East Midlands (-2.6%).Helen Dickinson, British Retail Consortium director general, said: “On the surface these figures are fairly flat, but they’re masking widespread regional variations and only two areas in England – Greater London and the East – are showing positive footfall growth compared with May 2012. As the recent unemployment figures highlighted, the outlook in terms of job prospects and economic growth is by no means ‘one size fits all’ across the UK. “While footfall saw a slight drop compared with May 2012, the month’s respectable sales growth suggests that conversion rates were good: people made fewer trips, but responded well to good deals, especially on value ranges and seasonal promotions. Where there was a little growth, retail parks led the way and this could explain why furniture – most commonly sited out of town – was the month’s best-performing category according to our Retail Sales Monitor.“Now that we’re into June, retailers will be hoping that summer sales and sunshine will make for a stronger showing next time.”last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces Tour Dates Into 2017, Including Three-Night Ryman Run

first_imgBeloved soul ensemble Tedeschi Trucks Band have been touring seemingly non-stop in 2016, and it looks like they aren’t slowing down any time soon. The band has just revealed seven new tour dates into 2017, as reported by concert database website JamBase.TTB will tour throughout the Southeast for their new 2017 dates, including shows at the Saenger Theatre in Mobile, AL on January 13th, the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN on January 26th, the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, TN on January 28th and the Johnny Mercer Theatre in Savannah, GA on January 29th. The band’s schedule also includes a three-night run at the famed Ryman Auditorium from March 2nd to 4th.Watch Full-Length Video Of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Two-Song Encore With Chris RobinsonFor tickets and more information, head to the TTB website for details.last_img read more

Katharine Park awarded Dan David Prize

first_img Read Full Story The Dan David Prize announced on Monday seven recipients of the award for 2021, including the Samuel Zemurray Jr. and Doris Zemurray Stone Radcliffe Professor Emerita of the History of Science Katharine “Katy” Park. This year’s recipients also feature director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci and fellow distinguished health and medical scholars and researchers, reflecting the global focus on the coronavirus crisis and the immense efforts the scientific community continues to undertake for the betterment of global health.The internationally renowned prize, headquartered at Tel Aviv University, annually honors outstanding contributions of globally inspiring individuals and organizations that expand knowledge of the past, enrich society in the present and promise to improve the future.It awards three gifts of $1 million shared among the winners of each category. The total purse of $3 million makes the Dan David Prize one of the highest-valued awards internationally.Ariel David, director of the Dan David Foundation and son of the prize founder, said this year’s laureates “have probed how humanity has dealt with sickness and pandemics throughout history; they have provided relief, guidance and leadership in dealing with current outbreaks — from AIDS to Ebola and the novel coronavirus — and they are at the forefront of discovering new treatments that give us hope for the future in the ongoing battle against cancer and other diseases.”Since its inception 20 years ago, the Dan David Prize has acknowledged thinkers and innovators who have made a major impact on humankind, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma (2006); former U.S. Vice President Al Gore (2008); co-discoverer of the AIDS virus,  Robert Gallo (2009); novelist Margaret Atwood (2010); filmmakers Ethan and Joel Coen (2011); renowned economist Esther Duflo (2013), and artificial intelligence researcher, neuroscientist and entrepreneur Demis Hassabis (2020).The seven laureates will be honored at the 2021 Dan David Prize Award Ceremony to be held online in May.last_img read more

John Larroquette, Santino Fontana & More Set for 1776 at Encores!

first_img View Comments John Larroquette & Santino Fontana(Photos: Bruce Glikas) Tony and Emmy winner John Larroquette, Tony nominee Santino Fontana and John Behlmann will appear in the City Center Encores! presentation of 1776 this spring. The three star as Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, respectively. Also on board are Nikki Renée Daniels, Christianne Noll, Bryce Pinkham, André De Shields, Alexander Gemignani and more.Performances are set for March 30 through April 3. The production will be directed by Garry Hynes and feature choreography by Chris Bailey.Larroquette won four Emmy Awards for Night Court and one for his guest role on The Practice. He won a Tony for his Broadway debut in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and went on to star in The Best Man. Fontana can currently be seen on the CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. He most recently appeared on Broadway in Act One and earned a Tony nod for Cinderella. Behlmann made his Broadway debut in Journey’s End and has also appeared in Significant Other, The 39 Steps and Wild Animals You Should Know off-Broadway.Daniels, who will play Martha Jefferson, currently stars as Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon; her additional credits include Porgy and Bess, Les Mierables and Promises, Promises. Noll, a Tony nominee for Ragtime, will play Abigail Adams. Pinkham earned a Tony nomination for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and also recently appeared in The Heidi Chronicles; he takes on the role of John Dickinson. De Shields, who is set to play Stephen Hopkins, earned Tony nominations for Play On! and The Full Monty. Gemignani’s Broadway credits include Violet, Chicago, Sweeney Todd and Les Miesrables; he will play Edward Rutledge. Sykes, who will portray Richard Henry Lee, is an operatic baritone who has sung at the Apollo, the Met and more; he received a Grammy nomination for his recording of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass.The staging will also feature Terence Archie, Larry Bull, Macintyre Dixon, John Hickok, John Hillner, Kevin Ligon, John-Michael Lyles, Laird Mackintosh, Michael McCormick, Michael Medeiros, Wayne Pretlow, Tom Alan Robbins, Robert Sella, Ric Stoneback, Vishal Vaidya, Nicholas Ward and Jacob Keith Watson.1776 is set in the halls of Congress, as the founding fathers battle out the question of independence and draft the declaration that will sever their ties to England and give birth to a new nation. The musical features music and lyrics by Edwards and a book by Peter Stone. The original production opened on March 16, 1969 at the 46th Street Theatre and won the Tony Award that year for Best Musical.last_img read more

TAP program

first_imgEleventh-grader Shaquille Sanders has a cure for boredom: Go play bingo at Heardmont Nursing Home.“We go to the nursing home every other month and play bingo,” said Christa Campbell, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent in Elbert County. “The students are starting to establish bonds with the seniors, which the seniors especially enjoy because some don’t have family and visitors.”Sanders says he and his classmates have grown to love the nursing home residents. It’s all because of their ultimate cure for boredom: the Teens as Planners, or TAP, program, which started in 2009. Future graduates and AmericansShaquille and 19 other students in Elbert County – and 16 students in Madison County – are part of TAP. The programs’ primary goals are to develop engaged citizens and improve the likelihood these teens will graduate from high school and become the kinds of employees any business would want to hire, said Sharon Gibson, UGA Children Youth and Families at Risk director. Through TAP, the students develop strong workplace skills and improve skills such as budgeting money, cooking at home and caring for themselves. They learn how to participate in government and work to improve academically through tutoring in math and language arts. “It didn’t matter what their school issues are,” Campbell said. “These are youth with the potential to graduate who just needed something or someone to keep them on track.”Coming together as a groupLeigh Anne Aaron, UGA Extension agent in Madison County, has watched her students grow from being disconnected to participating in track, football, clubs and 4-H. “I think one of the biggest impacts has been their attitude toward school,” she said. “TAP really has given them more of a connection to the school and kept them connected so they don’t drop out early.”TAP is funded by a five-year grant from the USDA-NIFA Children Youth and Families at Risk Sustainable Communities Program.“Every decision that’s made for the TAP program is based on what the youth in the program identify as important,” Gibson said.Travelling to WashingtonStepping into a nursing home is a big move for high school students. A trip to Washington, D.C., July 17-23 and a briefing at the White House was a giant leap outside of northeast Georgia for them.At the briefing, the students talked to White House staff and discussed projects they’re doing in their communities. In Elbert County, they’re cleaning and repairing Bowman Park in Bowman, Ga. In Madison County, they’ve cleaned up along the Broad River and are searching for more projects where they can leave a permanent mark.“One of my favorite parts of the briefing was at the end when Kalpen Modi (a former actor on the TV show “House” who is now the associate director of White House Office of Public Engagement) asked the youth what they wanted to do with their lives at end of high school,” Campbell said. “We had youth saying they wanted to be anything from a paleontologist to a diesel mechanic. It showed the diversity in the group and showed that they all have a path.”Planning for a career and dressing for successJohntavis Williams, an Elbert County junior, says TAP is helping him carve his path. At the briefing, he told White House blogger Isaiah Nelson: “I want to look back and be able to say that I made a difference, and I left my footprints on this earth in some way.”During their time in D.C., the students visited the Smithsonian and learned about solving crimes from Kari Sandess Bruwelheide, a forensic anthropologist. They learned about art and different parts of government and made quite an impression on the locals.“They wore khaki pants and oxfords with either a red tie or a red scarf,” Aaron said. “They don’t usually conform as a group, but they really loved that. People were saying ‘don’t they look good with their red and white,’ and you could see the teens stand a little taller.“For them to be a part of something bigger than Madison or Elbert counties, bigger than Comer or Bowman, was pretty neat. In D.C., they learned about themselves, that they matter, and they are going to make a difference.”last_img read more

Legal Roundup

first_imgLegal Roundup Legal RoundupRed Mass Set: St. Thomas More Society of South Florida will hold its 17th Annual Red Mass, Reception and Dinner May 25 beginning at 6 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church located at 901 N.E. 2 St., in Ft. Lauderdale. The Red Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop John C. Favalora. A complimentary reception will follow at 7:30 p.m., with an 8:30 p.m. dinner at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort at 3030 Holiday Dr., in Ft. Lauderdale. The speaker at the dinner will be Justice Raoul Cantero. The cost of the dinner is $65 per person. For more information visit www.redmass.com or call (954) 776-1600. Italian Lawyer Exchange Program: Miami attorney Herman Russomanno is taking on the role of international ambassador as part an International Academy of Trial Lawyers’exchange program with young Italian attorneys. Russomanno recently hosted Flavia Scarpellini, who immersed herself in the U.S. legal system and culture. Scarpellini stayed with the Russomanno family while she spent time last month learning about U.S. law at Russomanno’s firm. The program offers eight Italian lawyers the opportunity to learn from experienced U.S. attorneys, live in their homes, witness trials, and study the U.S. legal system for two weeks. Waller to lead BALS: Bay Area Legal Services has selected Edward M. Waller to serve as its president this year. Other officers include President-elect Kathleen S. McLeroy; Treasurer Kathleen Koch; and Secretary Cerese Taylor. Diversity Career Fair Set: A special Diversity Career Fair for Legal Professionals is set for May 17-18 in Atlanta. This free event offers candidates the opportunity to network and interview with firms and corporate law departments. Pre-registration for the fair is not required. All attendees must bring copies of their resume, writing sample, and law school transcript and register on site the day of the event, which will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, 210 Peachtree Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia. For more information contact Vicki Grant at (800) 378-8875. Carlton Fields Scores Hole-in-One: For the third year, the Miami office of Carlton Fields has partnered with Sunset Corners Fine Wine & Spirits to raise funds and awareness for the United Way of Miami-Dade through the 3rd Annual United Way Sunset Corners Golf Classic. On March 17th, over 144 golfers in green attire gathered to raise greenbacks as they teed off at Westview Country Club in Miami to benefit the many community programs of the United Way of Miami-Dade. The Carlton Fields team, led by A. Joshua Markus and Steven J. Brodie, who also co-chaired the golf classic, helped to raise over $91,000. The golf classic was an integral part of The Miami Wine & Food Festival — a weekend of fundraising events — which raised over $1 million for the many programs and projects that the United Way of Miami-Dade provides for the community. Carlton Fields committee members Gustavo A. Bravo, John A. Camp, Stephen P. Johnson, Angela T. Puentes, William D. Rohrer, and Daniel R. Vega worked for months to encourage firm clients, vendors, friends, and prospects to participate in this cause. Carlton Fields was represented on the golf course by Benjamin Reid, Adam J. Steinberg, Jay A. Steinman, Brodie, and Markus. NSU Law Student Excels: Webster B. Baker, a third-year student at Nova Southeastern University Law Center who will be graduating in May, was awarded the 2006 American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence for outstanding performance in his bankruptcy coursework. Dean Joseph D. Harbaugh presented the award on April 6. Baker also received a complimentary one-year membership in the American Bankruptcy Institute. BCLA Recognizes Pro Bono Work: More than 150 guests attended the Brevard County Legal Aid Annual Pro Bono Awards and Recognition Gala at Suntree Country Club. Fifth District Court of Appeal Judge William D. Palmer was the evening’s special guest and spoke about the importance of pro bono service. Judge Palmer also helped recognize attorneys who have gone above and beyond in their pro bono contributions by generously giving free legal counsel to legal aid clients. Deborah Smith was recognized as Brevard’s “Attorney of the Year,” for donating hundreds of hours staffing bi-weekly family law pro se clinics. Law Center to Assist Foster Children: Bay Area Legal Services has established the new Children’s Law Center to assist foster children living in Hillsborough County. The center is funded by The Florida Bar Foundation and the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County. The Children’s Law Center will provide representation to foster children ages birth through five, including their siblings, with the primary goal of reducing the time children are in foster care. Along with decreasing the time children are in the foster care, the Children’s Law Center is also striving to increase permanency through reunifications with parents or appropriate long-term placements and adoptions. The center also hopes to integrate its representation of foster children into Hillsborough County’s foster care system by working with the courts, local agencies and other groups serving abused, abandoned, and neglected children. Bay Area Legal Services has selected Rebecca R. Bell to represent the children and their siblings while they are in foster care and until they are in permanent homes. The Children’s Law Center is located at 100 E. Madison Street, Suite 301 in Tampa. April 30, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more