Notre Dame fans left seeing red

first_img Sajben said the behavior of the fans was more disenchanting to her than the play of Notre Dame on the field. “I didn’t come out disappointed in the team, I came out disappointed in the fans,” she said. “I’ve lived through all the disappointment but I stayed there the whole game because that is what you do as fans.” Despite three difficult losses in a row, Riehm said he was optimistic about this weekend’s matchup against Boston College. “Boston College got shut out this weekend, so I believe we can keep fighting because that is what we do.” Senior David Riehm echoed Flatley’s statements, and said he believes Kelly will be able to turn the Irish around soon enough “I guess it would have been cool if we came out and won, but we have a long way to go largely because we’ve been down the last three years,” he said. “We played like a team that has a lot of work to do. Kelly has shown that he can bring us out of that.” Senior Alex Sajben said the loss was particularly tough for seniors because of the performance of the team over the last few years, but that Kelly represents hope for the future. “It is tough because since freshman year our particular class has had a lot more downs than ups,” she said. “I think honestly, Stanford is a very good team. I’d love to be here next year when coach Kelly settles in. He is a very good coach.” Stanford scored 18 points in the fourth quarter. As the gap in scoring between the Cardinal and the Irish widened, Notre Dame Stadium began to empty out early. “It was really sad to see Notre Dame Stadium empty out. Everyone seemed just quiet and disappointed,” Guinan said. “Thank goodness we scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter. It was a nice reward for the people who stayed.” Though the Stanley Cup made its way onto the field Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium, its winning luck could not rub off on the Irish as Notre Dame fell to Stanford, 37-14. After two losses in a row that came down to the wire, Irish fans had tempered expectations prior to this weekend’s matchup. Sophomore Tylor Gauger said though he did not expect much before kickoff, the final score came as a bit of a shock. “I knew it was going to be a tough one to win but I didn’t think we would lose that badly,” he said. “Stanford played smart but we also did not play up to par.” Stanford was able to post points largely on the strength of kicker Nate Whitaker, who transferred to Stanford from Notre Dame in 2008 nailed five field goals for the Cardinal Saturday. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, who has been hyped as one of the top in the nation, threw two interceptions for his first turnovers of the year. Junior Melissa Guinan said it was difficult to watch the Irish not capitalize on those chances. “It is a shame we weren’t able to turn the big turnovers into something,” she said. Sophomore Brian Morell said though a loss to such a prestigious opponent was disappointing, the defense looked sharp against Luck. “It was disappointing, but not completely unexpected. Stanford was the highest ranked team we have faced this season,” he said. “We did well against Luck, we just didn’t have any offense.” At 1-3, Notre Dame is off to its worst start since 2007. Sophomore Catherine Flatley said expectations going into the season may have been unrealistic and to evaluate the team on such a small sample would be misleading. “Obviously the loss was really disappointing, but everyone seemed to hope it would go a lot better than it did,” she said. “People just do not seem thrilled relative to our expectations this year. However, I don’t know if you can judge everything [first-year Irish] coach [Brian] Kelly has done in just a few games.”last_img read more

University honors 10 with degree

first_imgNotre Dame will award 10 honorary degrees at this year’s Commencement ceremony, in addition to the honorary degree given to commencement speaker Haley Scott DeMaria, the University announced Thursday. DeMaria, a former Irish swimmer who made a remarkable recovery from injuries sustained in a team bus accident, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree. Other recipients will be honored with degrees in science, law and engineering. Jude Banatte, head of programming for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Haiti, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree. Banatte gained international recognition for his leadership in the response to Haiti’s 2010 earthquake. In the aftermath of the quake, Banatte visited hospitals, assessed medical needs and helped search for survivors and medical supplies. He has also led CRS initiatives to provide temporary shelter for quake victims and traveled as an advocate for the country’s needs. A Haitian native, he earned a medical degree in 1991 and immediately joined CRS. The University will also award mathematician Luis Caffarelli an honorary doctor of science degree. A leader in the field of partial differential equations and their applications, he has taught at the universities of Minnesota, Chicago, and Texas and New York University and Princeton University. He currently serves as a professor of mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin. His work has made significant scientific contributions in the areas of homogenization, nonlinear elliptic equations and free boundary problems. Caffarelli received the American Mathematical Society’s Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2009. Dick Ebersol, a longtime television producer for NBC, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree. His career credits range from “Saturday Night Live” to the Olympics, including eight of the top 10 most-watched television events in U.S. history. Ebersol was also instrumental in acquiring the rights to televise Notre Dame home football games on NBC. He temporarily dropped out of Yale in 1967 to become television’s first-ever Olympics researcher, and he has worked to make NBC the home of the Games since 1992. For 22 years, Ebersol also led the network’s coverage of professional baseball, basketball and football, including several Super Bowls. Archbishop Wilton Gregory will be honored with a doctor of laws degree. The leader of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Gregory served as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during his tenure as bishop of Belleville, Ill., in 2001, making him the first African-American ever to head an episcopal conference. Pope John Paul II appointed him archbishop of Atlanta in 2004. He has written extensively on the liturgy and on Church issues, including pastoral statements on the death penalty, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Notre Dame will award alumnus Kevin Hasson an honorary doctor of laws degree. A leading legal advocate of religious freedom, Hasson is founder and president of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a nonpartisan public-interest law firm that represents people of all faiths, from Anglicans to Zoroastrians. As a Notre Dame undergraduate, Hasson majored in economics and theology, and he received both a master’s degree in theology and a law degree from the University. He served in the Justice Department and advised the White House on church-state relations and constitutional issues under then-Deputy Assistant Attorney General Samuel Alito. He is the author of several works on religious liberty, including a book titled “The Right to be Wrong: Ending the Culture War over Religion in America.” Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree. Born in New York and educated in Turkey and London, Kent began his tenure at Coca-Cola in 1978 as a truck driver. He rose through the company’s management ranks in Central Asia and Europe until 1999, when he became president and CEO of the Istanbul-based Efes Beverage Group. He rejoined Coca-Cola after six years with Efes and was named CEO in July 2008. Notre Dame alumnus Joseph O’Neill will be honored with a doctor of laws degree. A member of the Board of Trustees, O’Neill is the managing partner of O’Neill Properties, a Texas oil and gas production company founded by his father, also a Notre Dame alumnus and Trustee. His service to the University includes a tenure as president of the Notre Dame Alumni Association and a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council. He is also the benefactor of O’Neill Hall and was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2001. Rev. David Tyson, C.S.C., will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree. A member of the Board of Trustees and former president of the University of Portland, Tyson currently serves as the provincial superior of the United States Province of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, a position he has held since 2003. A Notre Dame alumnus, Tyson has served in several roles at the University, including admissions counselor, assistant rector, business professor, executive assistant to the president and vice president for student affairs. During his tenure at Portland, Tyson led a major expansion of its campus, endowed teaching chairs and funding, including a tripling of the university’s endowment. James Wagner, president of Emory University, will be honored with a doctor of engineering degree. An award-winning teacher, prolific author and advocate of liberal education, Wagner has taught engineering at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, and Case Western Reserve University, where he served as a dean, provost and interim president for five years. He became Emory’s president in 2003 and continues to engage in scholarship on the relationship between ethics, science and the role of the university. Former Dean of the Mendoza College of Business Carolyn Woo will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree. After leaving her position as dean in 2011, Woo is now president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services. In 1981, she joined the faculty at her alma mater, Purdue University, where she later served as director of the Krannert School of Management and associate executive vice president for academic affairs. She began her tenure as Mendoza’s dean in 1997 and became a leader in integrating Catholic faith and business excellence, a relationship solidified by Mendoza’s focus on ethics and its top ranking among undergraduate business schools for the past three years.last_img read more

Movember’ promotes men’s health with facial hair

first_imgStudent body president Alex Coccia may have the most iconic facial hair on campus, but he will blend in more this month as students participating in Movember don moustaches and beards to raise awareness of men’s health issues.  Senior Steve Fox said the Movember campaign charges men to not shave for the month of November to encourage conversation about men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer and depression to de-stigmatize these diseases. “Why do you grow moustaches to tell people that being depressed is ok? Because it’s funny and it’s awesome and it turns the idea on its head,” Fox said. “There isn’t a stigma about mental health unless we give it a stigma, and the only way you change that is to be willing to talk about that. “So why don’t you wear on your face for one month out of the year [a sign] that [you] stand in solidarity with people who suffer from these issues?” Fox said the Movember campaign began in 2003 when a group of friends in Australia challenged each other to a facial hair competition then decided to give it a message. The cause has since spread worldwide and is especially prevalent on U.S. college campuses because younger men are more likely to struggle with diseases like testicular cancer, he said. “Something that we’ve definitely been recognizing and we think why [the Movember campaign] wanted to move on and expand to talking about more holistic men’s health is that there are a lot of things that guys don’t like talking about because we just tie it up to being macho,” he said. “One of the biggest things that guys or gals don’t like talking about is mental health.” Coccia said student government wanted to support bringing the Movember campaign to Notre Dame because of its important message. “Personally I was very excited because facial hair in general is something that’s important to me, and I think it should be very well-respected on campus,” he said. “But I had known about competitions like this that had been done on a much smaller scale, and I think that Steve and Dom [Romeo] had brought a lot of passion to it to show that this could be something that the whole campus was involved with.” Men Against Violence, Notre Dame’s chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Circle K are also sponsoring Movember, and Fox said he is open to other organizations joining the cause as well. Senior Dominic Romeo said he encourages individuals to get involved, as some of his friends already have. “One of the things that my roommate came up with is on Halloween night, he dressed up as a mouse and another one of our friends dressed up as a stash (he dressed up like Mario and had a big bucket on his stomach with a big stash of Monopoly money in the middle of it), and they went around the dorms and asked for donations or they also had a sign-up sheet where people committed,” he said. Girls can also support the cause by donating to their friends’ teams or organizing their own fundraiser, Fox said. Of the money raised through the Movember campaign, 85 percent goes right to the cause, and 40 percent of that money goes to the Livestrong Foundation while the rest goes to the Movember Foundation. Fox said students can start their own teams by going to www.us.movember.com, registering their team and joining the Notre Dame network titled “Notre Dame Movember.” Coccia said the teams that raise the most money will win special prizes, and the grand prize is dinner served by Fox, Romeo and Coccia. “It would be a very classy affair for the winning team,” Coccia said. Contact Tori Roeck at vroeck@nd.edulast_img read more

SMC announces tuition increase

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Board of Trustees recently announced a 3.85 percent increase in tuition and fees and room and board for the upcoming school year, according to a press release issued by director of media relations Gwen O’Brien.Tuition and fees are set at $35,970 and room and board will be $10,930, meaning the total cost to attend the College is now $46,900 per year, the press release stated.Vice president for finance and administration Susan Bolt said these changes happen annually when the College plans its operating budget for the coming year. Like all businesses, Saint Mary’s faces rising costs for health care, transportation, food, publications, technology and even postage, she said.Bolt said the College nonetheless commits to providing students with a high quality, affordable education and an experience that nurtures academic, spiritual and emotional development.“We look for opportunities to reduce or hold flat most expenses but also carefully assess our students’ financial aid needs so that we remain true to our mission and serve those with limited financial resources,” she said.For many students, it is more economical to attend Saint Mary’s than to enroll even at a public university, O’Brien said. Nearly one third of the operating budget is devoted to financial aid, she said.Tuition and room and board represent 80 percent of the College’s operating revenue, while the remaining 20 percent is supported by donations from alumnae and by earnings on the College’s endowment, O’Brien said.Bolt said this upcoming year’s increases are consistent with national trends.“[The changes] are benchmarked against our peers and competitors’ total cost and annual percent change,” Bolt said. “Saint Mary’s tuition and fees and room and board annual percent change and total cost was less than average for our private competitors in each of the last three years.”Business student and junior Madison Maidment said she is not surprised by the increase and does not think it will affect any of the students or incoming students in a significant way.“Tuition increases every year, which is the reality of attending private universities that are constantly improving and expanding in new directions,” Maidment said. “The financial aid office here does an excellent job working to benefit as many students as possible, and I think these changes will hopefully bring about even more generosity of our College’s endowment fund on the part of present benefactors and fundraisers.”Tags: Tuitionlast_img read more

Co-valedictorians to address 2017 College graduates

first_imgCaps off to Saint Mary’s 2017 valedictorians, Elise deSomer, a studio art and English literature double major from South Bend, and Brianna Kozemzak, a computing and applied mathematics major from Eagan, Minnesota. The two will address the Class of 2017 at this year’s Commencement on May 20.Editor’s note: Kozemzak declined to comment.DeSomer said the welcoming and accepting College campus community consistently empowered her to do her best work.“The whole women’s college ethos is something really unique that I don’t regret at all,” deSomer said. “I love how the small-campus vibe is sort of like a small town. There’s something really nice about coming to Saint Mary’s and feeling like you’re at home.”The College fosters values of accountability and respect for others through its emphasis on small class sizes, deSomer said.“I’ve really learned a strong work ethic here — how to be accountable to professors and deadlines, not just because adhering to deadlines is important in a type of capitalist way but because your professors are humans,” she said. “You have to respect the interpersonal relationships between professors and students. You have to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of other people’s time.”Students should strive to engage socially while succeeding academically, deSomer said.“My advice would be to maintain a healthy study and social balance,” she said. “It’s easy to go to extremes in the opposite direction, so just know that you have to build those memories.”Having fun in college does not necessarily have to come at the expense of earning good grades, deSomer said.“Be adventurous,” she said. “Do things with friends, but still study hard. Study on the train to Chicago or something.”Her Saint Mary’s education exposed deSomer to the harsh realities women and other vulnerable populations face, she said.“It’s completely opened my eyes to the different types of oppression that women and minorities face,” deSomer said.She said she was reminded of the enduring sisterhood the Saint Mary’s community shares when she and students she tutored at the Writing Center walked back to their dorms together after late night sessions.“It just really reinforced that at Saint Mary’s, we have each other’s backs,” deSomer said. “We look out for each other. That’s provided me with really profound bonding experiences.”Last summer, she earned a Student Independent Study and Research (SISTAR) grant to study object-oriented ontology — a philosophical analysis of existence that views objects as equal — with art professor Krista Hoefle. DeSomer said this mode of understanding the universe calls into question the power dynamics that humans learn from young ages.“It’s a way of viewing the world without hierarchies,” she said. “It’s not just saying minorities are equal to the majority, or animals [are] equal to people or plants should vote, too. It’s just thinking of things from what we call a non-anthropocentric viewpoint.”Though decentralizing the human experience can sound intimidating, doing so fosters a deeper understanding of the inherent, useful properties of seemingly ordinary objects, deSomer said.“It’s just thinking of a democracy of objects,” she said. “It’s not saying that objects have colonies, and they’re like people too. It’s not anthropomorphizing. It’s just seeing the world in more of an interconnected mesh, rather than a hierarchal structure.”She said undergoing this research project was one of the defining moments in her time at Saint Mary’s.“It was really eye-opening, because what it asks of you is to remove your way of seeing the world that you’ve had since birth,” deSomer said. “There’s a plethora of worldviews that I didn’t even consider, and that’s really gotten me to open my mind about other theories.”Working alongside a professor prepared her for potential future collaborations, deSomer said.“The learning experience of working closely with another professor really prepared me for graduate level research, and showed me how to work in a collaborative, artistic and academic environment,” deSomer said. She said she plans to take these skills with her as she prepares to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) while continuing to schedule appointments for her photography business, Elise imagery. DeSomer said Saint Mary’s has left a lasting impression on her mind and heart, so she looks forward to giving a valedictory address.“I’ve been given this really nice privilege to be able to represent Saint Mary’s, and that means a lot to me because I love everything that Saint Mary’s represents,” she said. “I’ll miss this place.”Tags: Elise imagery, object oriented ontology, SISTAR, valedictorian, Writing Centerlast_img read more

Marketing professor dies from cancer at 52

first_imgTimothy J. Gilbride, the Steve and Anne Odland associate professor of marketing, died at 52 from cancer on Jan. 12, the University announced in a news release Monday.“Tim is a role model and an inspiration for all Notre Dame faculty,” marketing department chair Shankar Ganesan said in the release. “He was an excellent researcher, an award-winning teacher, mentor to students and faculty, a friend to many and, above all, a truly outstanding departmental citizen and colleague. To wit, after recent brain surgery, he was in his office working and preparing for the next week’s class. This was typical Tim. I was in total admiration and respect for his passion and dedication to students and teaching. I will miss Tim dearly.”Prior to arriving at Notre Dame in 2004, Gilbride studied economics at University of Dayton and received his MBA at Ohio State University. He earned his Ph.D. in business administration at Ohio State after working as a marketing researcher and consultant at Goodyear, Booz Allen Hamilton and Aetna, the release said.Gilbride’s research applied Bayesian statistics to “assist researchers and managers to better understand consumer preferences and to make decisions under uncertainty,” the release said. He also taught classes in undergraduate and graduate marketing research.“Tim was a patriot, a triple-threat inspiration whose dedication to teaching, research and service helped us build a scholarly community as humane as it is intellectual,” marketing professor John Sherry Jr. said in the release. “He embodied all the virtues we hope to instill in the sons and daughters of Notre Dame. A thoughtful, interesting and down-to-earth guy, Tim’s reassuring presence will be missed by us all.”Gilbride received the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching as well as the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award for the Traditional MBA Program. He was also recognized in Poets & Quants’ 2018 “Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors,” the release said.In 2014, he wrote an essay addressing his cancer diagnosis titled “The Mathematics of Hope” for Mendoza Business magazine.“I admired Tim as a conscientious colleague, brilliant scholar, superb teacher and a fine, fine human being,” said marketing strategy professor William Wilkie in the release. “His presence at Notre Dame elevated us in the field, yet he was always ready to pitch in with sage insights. And when I passed by his open office door, I’d regularly see him tutoring a student over the quantitative mysteries at hand. He will be missed.”Gilbride is survived by his wife and three children.A burial Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at St. Pius X Catholic Church.Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Pius X. Condolences may be left online at McGannHay.Tags: Marketing, Ohio State, Timothy J. Gilbridelast_img read more

Semi-trucks Crash, Spilling Yogurt On I-86

first_imgELLERY – Two tractor-trailers, one of which carried yogurt, crashed Thursday afternoon on I-86 westbound, according to New York State Police.Police say one of the tractor-trailers, driven by Vasyl Gashenyuk, of Chicago, jackknifed before coming to rest.The second tractor-trailer, driven by Tommy L. Stacy, of Ohio, reportedly hit the jackknifed tractor-trailer, causing the second tractor-trailer to disconnect before most of the yogurt spilled on I-86. In total, police say 100 gallons of diesel, 15 gallons of oil, and a estimated 40,000 lbs yogurt spilled.The second trailer reportedly continued over the guild rail and fell into an access ramp.Stacy was reportedly injured and taken to Westfield Memorial Hospital.State Police said I-86 westbound is currently closed as the investigation continues.New York State Police was assisted by Bemus Point and Ashville Fire Crews, and the county HazMat and Emergency Services team. Share: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),Frozen yogurt…..wheres my big sppon,im heading outlast_img read more

DEC Issues Statewide Fire Danger Warning Ahead Of Weekend Holiday

first_imgIndrajit Das / (CC BY 4.0) ALBANY — The New York State DEC is urging New Yorkers to practice safety when burning wood and brush outdoors during recent dry conditions. Western New York is listed in the moderate range for fire risk.Although the State’s prohibition on residential brush burning ended in May, fire danger still exists, according to Commissioner Basil Seggos.“Dry weather and warming temperatures have elevated the risk of fires statewide, particularly across eastern New York,” Seggos said. “The last widespread rainfall we saw was more than a full week ago and over the last month, some parts of the state are 90 percent below normal rainfall levels. I encourage New Yorkers to use safety precautions to help prevent wildfire outbreaks.” DEC updates the fire danger map and forecast during fire season on its website and on the NY Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife App (also available on DEC’s website). The majority of the state remains at moderate risk, which means outdoor fires can burn briskly and spread rapidly on windy days.Debris burning and campfires are among the top five causes of wildfires. While fireworks are not a significant cause of wildfires, they are a potential hazard. In most cases, fireworks are also illegal. Campfires with family are great fun, when done safely.Fire safety tips for burning wood or brush:· Never burn on a windy day;· Check and obey all local laws and ordinances;· Burn early in the morning when humidity is high and winds are low;· Clear all flammable material for a distance of 10 to 15 feet around the fire;· Keep piles to be burned small, adding small quantities of material as burning progresses;· Always have a garden hose, shovel, water bucket, or other means to extinguish the fire close at hand; and· When done, drown the fire with water, making sure all materials, embers, and coals are wet.While camping, New Yorkers are advised to:· Use existing campfire rings where possible;· Build campfires away from overhanging branches, steep slopes, rotten stumps, logs, dry grass, and leaves. Pile extra wood away from the fire;· Clear the area around the ring of leaves, twigs, and other flammables materials;· Never leave a campfire unattended. Even a small breeze could cause the fire to spread quickly; and· Drown the fire with water. Make sure all embers, coals, and sticks are wet. Move rocks as there may be burning embers underneath.Do Not Burn Household Trash· Burning trash is prohibited statewide in all cases. Incinerator rules prohibit burning household trash in wood stoves, fireplaces, and outdoor wood boilers;· DEC recommends recycling all appropriate materials (such as newspaper, paper, glass and plastic) and composting organic kitchen and garden waste;· Burning leaves also is banned in New York State. DEC encourages composting of leaves; and· Disposal of flags or religious items in a small-sized fire is allowed if it not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation.For information on open burning and campfire safety in New York, go to DEC’s Open Burning in New York webpage and DEC’s Fire Safety When Camping webpage. Share: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)last_img read more

Jamestown Woman Pleads Guilty To Meth Distribution

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) Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal drug charge.Tracey Wynn, image by JPD.U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. says that Tracey Wynn, 38, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $10,000,000 fine.Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, who is handling the case, stated that between September 2018 and January 2019, the defendant was a drug trafficking associate of Douglas Beardsley and sold methamphetamine allegedly supplied by Beardsley. Wynn typically received methamphetamine from Beardsley to sell two or three times a week. During the conspiracy, the defendant and Beardsley would communicate often about the operation, including through their Facebook accounts. On four separate occasions, Wynn sold methamphetamine to an individual working with the Drug Enforcement Administration. On August 7, 2017, investigators executed a New York search warrant at the defendant’s residence and recovered a quantity of methamphetamine, approximately $347 in cash, drug paraphernalia, and mail. Also inside the residence, investigators identified items indicating children lived at the residence. On October 23, 2019, Wynn committed a moving traffic violation and was stopped by a Jamestown Police officer. During the stop, the officer asked the defendant exit the vehicle. A search of the driver side area yielded two digital scales, one of which had crystal methamphetamine on it. Wynn was arrested at the scene for driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia. At the jail, a bag of marijuana was found in the defendant’s sweatshirt pocket, and plastic bags of methamphetamine were found on her person. Charges remain pending against Douglas Beardsley. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.   The plea is the result of an investigation by the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Acting Chief Timothy Jackson; the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division.   Sentencing is scheduled for November 13, at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.last_img read more

If/Then’s Idina Menzel Talks Frozen Texts & Belts Her Face Off

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 View Comments Idina Menzel stopped by The Today Show April 3 to talk about her new musical If/Then and of course the Frozen phenom. First she spoke to host Tamron Hall, admitting that “every morning she wakes up to someone texting” her about “Let It Go” parodies. Later, the Tony winner performed for Today’s spring concert series, singing the numbers “Here I Go” with co-star James Snyder and “Learn to Live Without” from the Broadway show. She also revealed to anchor Savannah Guthrie that “it took about eight seconds to get over myself” after John Travolta’s now notorious name flub at the Oscars and about how in the creative process of a new musical the “writers get inspired by your inflections.” Watch those famous inflections at work and her interviews in the videos below! If/Then Star Files Related Shows Idina Menzellast_img read more