Chicago grants Emmett Till’s South Side home landmark status

first_imgCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago home of Emmett Till, the Black teenager whose 1955 lynching galvanized the civil rights movement, has been granted landmark status. The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved an ordinance that protects the South Side home from demolition. Till was 14 in the summer of 1955 when he went to visit family in Mississippi. There he was killed by a mob of white men who accused him of whistling at a white woman. His death became a flashpoint for the civil rights movement when his mother insisted his mutilated body be placed in an open casket so the world could see what happened.last_img

Southwest Georgia recruitment

first_imgSouthwest Georgia high school or college transfer students can learn about the many programs and opportunities the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences can offer them by attending the UGA Southwest District Recruitment Event Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Ga.“We kind of try to open their eyes to the opportunities that we have available,” said Laura Perry Johnson, event organizer and 4-H program development coordinator in southwest Georgia. “We have exhibits from all of the departments in our college.”The event will include an informational session on the college, programs available, financial aid and admissions. There will also be a session for transfer students on admission requirements. Representatives and current students from CAES will be available to answer any questions that students or parents may have.Since the event began five years ago, the number of applicants and the number of students accepted and enrolled to CAES has increased from the south Georgia counties, Johnson said.Christy Bryan, UGA Tifton Campus academic programs recruiter, said as a graduate of CAES she wasn’t fully aware of all the opportunities the college offered during her studies.“The reason we have the event is to promote awareness throughout the southwest district of the state and to show potential students the opportunities that they can have through the CAES that they may not know about,” she said. “We’re hoping to really enlighten students.”Dinner will be provided. High school students in the tenth through twelfth grades can sign up by calling their local UGA Cooperative Extension office at 1-(800) ASK-UGA1 or the UGA Cooperative Extension Southwest District office at (229) 386-3414. College transfer students should call (229) 386-3528. Applicants should register by Sept. 16.last_img read more

Parkway Views and Trails Protected

first_imgA critical 10-acre parcel of land along the Blue Ridge Parkway was recently purchased by the Conservation Trust for North Carolina. The Fork Ridge Overlook land protects a newly opened section of the Mountains to Sea Trail between mile markers 449 and 450. It also ensures that nearby development does not encroach on the trail or the viewshed from the Blue Ridge Parkway.The 10-acre parcel was purchased for $43,000 from landowners in San Francisco who agreed to a dramatically below-market-value price. The Conservation Trust for North Carolina has already purchased two adjacent properties totaling 81 acres. This 10-acre addition is part of its plan to create Waterrock Knob – Plott Balsams Park along the Parkway.Read Karen Chavez’s full story in the Asheville Citizen-Times here.last_img

Peru Incinerated 41 Tons of Drugs in 2012

first_img A total of 41,103.957 kilos of drugs were incinerated in 2012, Minister of Interior Wilfredo Pedraza, said on December 27, and he assured that “the goal for the Peruvian fight against drug trafficking will be greater,” in 2013. Out of the 5,290.697 kilos of the drugs incinerated on December 27, 1,851.564 kg were coca paste, 3,314.883 kg were cocaine hydrochloride, and 24.250 kg were marihuana. “There will be more resources for next year, so the Ministry is setting major goals in the fight against drug trafficking in Peru,” said the official after witnessing the incineration of five tons of drugs, the last lot of the year. Pedraza stated that the goals for the eradication of illegal crops, drug seizures, and the arrest of drug lords and money laundering of drug trafficking profits will be higher in 2013. “These results depict the commitment of the government to confront drug trafficking,” he said. He added that the total incinerations in 2012 widely exceeded those from former years: in 2011, 28,976 kilos were incinerated, while in 2010 and 2009, 21,000 kilos were incinerated each year. By Dialogo January 02, 2013last_img read more

Vestal couple celebrates 80 years of marriage, calls dedication and perseverance key

first_imgCourtesy: Sabacek Family As for tips to a healthy and long-lasting marriage, Irene said, “That you understand each other, that you have different personalities, but in the long run you are together and you talk things over.” Then one day, to both of their surprise, Fred popped the question. Fred and Irene Sabacek, now ages 104 and 100, met at a musical play in the area more than 80 years ago. While it wasn’t love at first sight, they eventually formed a liking toward each other. Irene in particular was a big fan of Fred’s gentlemanly style. VESTAL (WBNG) — A Vestal couple celebrated 80 years of marriage on Monday, a milestone they say was possible thanks to dedication and perseverance. Fred says through it all, “We were always in love.” The two tied the knot on June 29, 1940. Since then, they’ve had two children and two grandchildren and have traveled the world together. Courtesy: Sabecek Family Fred added, “If you make a commitment, you try to stay with that, and make the best of it, in the long run you will be winners.”last_img read more

House fire in Binghamton, area roped off

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Police have blocked off an area due to a house fire at 69 Beethoven Street. Stay with 12 News as we continue to monitor this developing story. Binghamton Fire officials told 12 News there are no injuries, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.center_img Our 12 News crew on the scene says officers have cautioned off an area in front of recreation park which runs from Schubert Street to Seminary Avenue.last_img

Pradella’s sweet investment trifecta a taste of pretty comfy retirement

first_imgBCM Property Home liftout. The $75 million Canopy Bardon project by Pradella Property Ventures. Managing director David Pradella.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoBRISBANE developer David Pradella must have a pretty sweet retirement plan, with three apartments in one building alone able to earn him over $3,000 a week.His management company has just put his three bedroom 135sq m unit at Flow Residences in West End on the rental market for $910 a week.The investment unit at 17/37 Duncan Street comes two months after his luxurious 280sq m riverfront penthouse in the same complex (apartment 40) went up for rent at $1390 a week. He had apartment 19 looking for a tenant in the $875 a week mark in December last year.That’s net $150,000 a year off those three apartments which are just a taste of his property magic. The development whiz has a dozen properties in Brisbane alone, according to CoreLogic.last_img read more

Grandmother guilty of child abuse murder

first_imgGrandmother Kathleen Cooper found guilty of murdering grandsonStuff 15 August 2017Family First Comment: How can a grandmother commit this sort of crime?! “Auckland grandmother Kathleen Cooper killed her grandson by throwing him down a hallway.”#drugabuse #familybreakdown #usualculpritsAn Auckland grandmother has been found guilty of murder after she killed her grandson by throwing him down a hallway.Kathleen Cooper, 65, has been on trial for murder at the High Court in Auckland for the past three weeks after killing her two-year-old grandson Jermain Ngawhau in 2015.Justice Sarah Katz summed up the case on Monday, telling the jurors to find Cooper guilty of murder they had tro conclude when she threw Jermain she knew it would likely cause his death, but did so anyway.If there was no murderous intent when she threw Jermain, then Cooper was guilty of manslaughter, Katz said.Deliberations begun just after 10am on Monday, with the verdict handed down about 2pm on Tuesday.Cooper did not show any emotion when the verdict was read.Justice Katz remanded Cooper in custody, with a sentencing date set down for early October.READ MORE: read more

Update: Missing woman found safe

first_img(8/05/17)Madison, In. — The Indiana State Police are looking for information to help them find Brittany Hormann, 28, of Hanover. Brittany’s mother reported her missing July 29.Reports indicate Hormann was last seen in the Madison area and has ties in Jennings, Scott and Bartholomew Counties.Brittany Hormann is a white female with shoulder length brown hair. She is approximately 5’5” tall and weighs approximately 110 lbs. According to family, she does not suffer from any medical conditions but contacts family members on a daily basis and they have not seen or heard from her since July 29th. There are concerns she could be in danger.  There is no vehicle information.Information about Brittany Hormann can be left by calling 800-872-6743 or 812-246-5424. (08/06/17) Madison, In. — Police found Brittany Hormann, 28, of Hanover safe on Saturday. No other details have been released.last_img read more

Stoute resists but Muhammad, Hinds limit Pride

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – A Kevin Stoute half-century underpinned critical rearguard action from Barbados Pride and denied Trinidad and Tobago Red Force total domination of the opening day of their fifth round match here yesterday.Opting to bowl first, Red Force snatched the early advantage as seamers Uthman Muhammad (3-47) and Terrance Hinds (3-51) sliced through the Pride top order to reduce the innings to 47 for six after lunch, before the hosts recovered to reach 209 all out at Kensington Oval.Stoute, in his third match of the season, top-scored with 52 batting at number seven while Ashley Nurse slammed a better than run-a-ball 48 and Test seamer Kemar Roach, an important 38.In reply, Red Force lost Joshua DaSilva for 13 as they reached 52 for one at the close, with left-hander Jeremy Solozano ending unbeaten on 35.Needing precious points from the encounter after enduring the frustration of a rain-ravaged drawn fourth round game against Windward Islands Volcanoes last week, Red Force enjoyed a dream start.Left-handed opener Shayne Moseley struck four fours in his 23 before Hinds found his edge in the morning’s ninth over for DaSilva to take a smart catch at second slip.Seven runs later with 30 on the board, Muhammad removed in-form Test batsman Shamarh Brooks for four to a catch low down at gully by Kjorn Ottley, the right-hander driving loosely outside off-stump.And with no runs added in the same over, Justin Greaves lost his middle stump to a full-length delivery, leaving Red Force in control of the first hour.Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who has struggled this season averaging 21 from eight innings, continued his miserable run – shouldering arms to one from left-armer Daniel St Clair (2-39) in the last over before lunch and falling lbw for four.Brathwaite took 20 balls to get off the mark and lasted 55 balls in an hour-and-a-half at the crease.Tottering on 33 for four at the interval, Pride found little reprieve after the resumption as Hinds bowled Kyle Mayers in the second over, spectacularly removing the left-hander’s off-stump for 10.In the next over, St Clair shattered Test wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich’s stumps for three, after breaching the right-hander’s defence.Stoute started the revival when he put on an invaluable 87 for the seventh wicket with Roach before adding a further 26 for the eighth wicket with Nurse.The 34-year-old Stoute played an attractive innings, counting nine fours off 85 balls in just over two hours at the crease.Roach crunched a couple of fours and three sixes off 72 balls before edging a slash at a wide ball from Muhammad and going caught at the wicket at 134 for seven.Red Force then got the prized wicket of Stoute just before tea, caught down the leg-side by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin sweeping at left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein (2-49) but Nurse, who punched seven fours in a 47-ball cameo, rallied the innings.last_img read more