PREP ROUNDUP: Bulldogs denied 21-5A clinch; winner-take-all set for Friday

first_img Kamden Grant sent Rene Cunningham across the plate on a grounder in the fourth to narrow the Bulldogs’ deficit to 6-3, but the Eagles responded with three more runs in the bottom half.Another Nederland error allowed River Orsak to reach and Rex Thompson to score. Turnbough then hit a grounder that drove home a run, and Orsak came home on a passed ball.Brian Davila, Landon Hiltz, Wade Butler and Cunningham also had hits for the Bulldogs. Connor Dunham and Orsak each batted 2 for 4 for the Eagles.Gregory struck out three and allowed six runs (three earned) on seven hits in three innings. Three runs (none earned) were charged to Mares, who held the Eagles to one hit the rest of the way. This roundup will be updated. Nederland will host the rematch Friday.Brock Holton hit a two-run double in the top of the first for Nederland, but Trevor Turnbough smashed a two-run home run in the bottom of the inning off Noah Gregory to even the score.Four errors plagued the Bulldogs on Tuesday. One miscue allowed Turnbough to load the bases in the third with no outs, and Cameron Cauley took advantage with a sacrifice fly to give the Eagles a 3-2 lead. Gregory struck out Camden Guarnere for the second out, but Simon Larranaga homered down the left-field line to extend the lead. LCM 7, Hamshire-Fannett 4In Hamshire, the Bears overcame a 3-0 first-inning deficit with five runs in the second and totaled 10 hits in defeating the Longhorns (10-16, 4-6 in 22-4A).Jacob Garza went 2 for 3 (both doubles), drove in two runs and scored two of his own in a loss. Hamshire-Fannett finished with eight hits.Sabine Pass (8-10, 5-9 in 24-2A) will take on West Hardin at noon Saturday for the fourth and final baseball playoff seed from District 24-2A.• Dayton 3, Memorial 0In Port Arthur, the Titans (5-13, 2-9 in 21-5A) got 3-for-3 hitting from Miguel Samudio and 2-for-3 batting from Johan Nakao, but couldn’t get “the big hit,” as coach Jessie Riojas described, to tie or take the lead against the Broncos.The shutout spoiled senior night for the Titans, who will close the season Friday at Dayton. PNG 7, Vidor 5In Vidor, the Indians (15-12-1, 8-3 in 21-5A) avoided a stunning loss by scoring four runs in the seventh inning, more than erasing a 4-3 deficit.Carson Roccaforte connected with a one-run double and Ryan Sosa drove in two with his own double to put the Indians ahead. A Vidor error allowed Khristian Curtis to reach on error and another PNG run.A passed ball in the bottom of the seventh allowed Vidor to score, but Austin Schaper delivered his fourth strikeout in two innings to earn the win.Starter Roccaforte gave up three earned runs on seven hits but struck out four in five innings. He was the Indians’ only multiple hitter, going 2 for 4.Reece Mancera, Blake Bost and Schaper also had hits for the Indians.Robbie McLemore and Braiden Baker each went 2 for 4 for Vidor. Staff reportsNederland tried to set the tone for a district championship clinch. Barbers Hill stormed back. Now, the two teams’ next game will be for all the District 21-5A marbles.Barbers Hill beat Nederland 9-3 Tuesday in Mont Belvieu to deny the Bulldogs (16-8-2, 10-1 in 21-5A) — at least until Friday — a second straight district championship. The loss also ended a 13-game winning streak and 14-game unbeaten streak for Nederland, which had last lost March 8 to Carthage, 8-2.last_img read more

Cecille Anne Collins

first_imgCecille Anne Collins, age 94 passed away peacefully on February 26, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas with family members at her side.After graduating from high school in Sunburst, Montana she was married to Robert E. Collins, Sr. who worked for Texaco Inc. and they then proceeded to move to Port Neches, Texas where Cecille Anne and Bob raised three children, one son Robert E. Collins, Jr. and two daughters, Judy Vaughn and Janice Buckley.Cecille Anne and Bob enjoyed playing bridge with many friends for many years.They were members of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches for over 50 years. Next UpFollowing the death of her husband, Cecille moved to live in San Antonio, Texas to be near her daughter Janice Buckley and her husband Ron who helped greatly in taking care of Cecille Anne.Cecille Anne was proceeded in death by her husband Robert E. Collins, Sr., her mother Iva Doggett, her father Ralph Doggett, and two brothers and three sisters.Cecille Anne is survived by three children, Robert E. Collins, Jr (Dot), Judy Vaughn (Andy), and Janice Buckley (Ron).Cecille Anne is further survived by three grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation is Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Melancon’s Funeral Home, 1605 Avenue H, Nederland, TX 77627.Funeral Service are Monday, March 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches.Interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.last_img read more

Jennie Lee Charles Bradley

first_imgJennie Lee Charles Bradley was born on August 12, 1933 in Rayne, Louisiana to Betha Lyons Dugas and John Charles.She accepted Jesus Christ at an early age as her Lord and Savior in the Shrine of Our Mother of Mercy Church in Rayne, LA.After moving to Port Arthur she attended Lincoln High School. Next UpOn April 2, 1948 she married Harry Charles Bradley and remained at his side 64 years until his death.This union was blessed with 11 children.After marriage she became a member of Rock Island Missionary Baptist Church, Solid Rock Baptist Church and served the remainder of her life at Greater True Vine Church under the leadership of Pastor Jarrod Phillips. She faithfully served in the Deaconess, Usher, Pastor’s Anniversary, Women’s and Culinary Ministries and wherever her heart chose to serve.She was also a beloved member of the community and an active member in several civic and social organizations.On Thursday, April 16, 2020, she answered the call of her heavenly Father.She was also preceded in death by her son Daryl Leon Bradley.center_img Those who remain to cherish her memories are children, Ronald Bradley (Gloria), Delbert Bradley, Debra Phillips, Elwyn Bradley, and Veoletta Hadley (Tommy) all of Port Arthur, TX; Felecia Trahan (Robert) and Gerhart Bradley of Beaumont, TX; Tina Mitchell of Seabrook,TX; Vanessa Hodge (Roosevelt) and Sandra Norman (L. C.) of Katy, TX; a sister Ethell Dillard of Rialto, CA; cousin Margaret Mouton of Rayne, LA;  a foster son, Clay Roy; 26 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren and a host of other family members and lifelong friends.Private graveside service will be held on Wednesday at Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Hannah Funeral Home.last_img read more

Public Affairs

first_imgPublic Affairs Office305 E. Popson Ave., Bldg. 1405661-277-3510/3511The 412th Test Wing Public Affairs Office is responsible for the dissemination of information to both internal and external audiences. The office is comprised of the following sections: audio-visual and test support, digital engagement and innovation, graphics, operations and plans and outreach. These sections work together to disseminate information about Edwards and advise leadership on the use of these to tell the installation and wing’s story.Audio-Visual and Test Support661-277-4710The audio-visual and test support section is responsible for providing audio-visual support to the installation and documenting developmental tests for the flight test community.Digital Engagement and Innovation661-277-3510The digital engagement and innovation section maintains the Edwards AFB mobile app and provides the latest news and information, as well as historical accounts, about Edwards Air Force Base via social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. The Edwards Base Guide, a must for all newcomers, and specialized video creations are also produced by this office. Additionally, the Edwards Straight Talk Line (661-277-2345) is updated by this office. The section is also responsible for communication innovation and implementing the latest public communication technology across the public affairs graphics section provides page design and layout services and mission support print services for the 412th Test Wing, the Air Force Test Center and tenant units. Check with the graphics shop before you begin your project for superior results in a timely manner.Operations and Plans661-277-3510/8707/3824/4764Media: Media outlets seeking information from personnel or family members at Edwards need to contact the Public Affairs media operations and plans office to ensure proper assistance. Anyone affiliated with the base who is contacted by media should refer them to Public Affairs at 661-277-4803.This section also coordinates requests from entertainment media, given Edwards’ proximity to Hollywood studios and filmmakers. Edward’s robust history supporting major motion pictures, documentaries, music videos and other projects make it a popular choice of production companies for Air Force-approved projects. Operations and plans also handles media training for commanders or other unit representatives who could be interviewed for print or broadcast.External and Command Information: The base electronic newspaper, the Desert Wings, also falls under this section’s purview along with managing news stories and other content on the Edward’s AFB public website, All Edward AFB’s community members are encouraged to submit items of interest for story coverage in the Desert Wings. Also, burgeoning writers are encouraged to submit news articles through their units or to contact the Desert Wings staff via email at The deadline for all submissions to the Desert Wings is Friday one week before the desired publication date. For more information about the external and command information program, call 661-277-4764.Security and Policy Review: All those at Edwards who plan to provide information to the public involving their work at Edwards, in any form, must have that information or product cleared for release through the base’s security and policy review process. This includes writing a paper or an article, publishing or posting video or photographs, giving a public presentation or otherwise providing information to the public about their job at the base. All papers, articles, presentations, etc., MUST be cleared for release.Environmental Public Affairs: Many actions taken by the base that could impact the environment have associated documents that require public review and comment. Periodically, public meetings are held to discuss those issues. Additionally, both Edwards and Plant 42 have restoration advisory boards that meet separately twice a year to share environmental cleanup information at each facility with the members of each board and the public. Anyone who has environmental concerns related to Edwards AFB should contact 661-277-8707.Base Tours and Outreach: Currently there are two types of tours conducted by the outreach section in Public Affairs — general public tours and large group tours. These free tours require reservations, and the general public tours tend to fill up months in advance.General public tours, for groups of two to 14 people, are conducted once a month, normally on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tours include the Air Force Flight Test Museum and a windshield tour of the main base and some of the flight line areas. For the latest tour date, visit the base’s public website, Near the top of the splash page is a box labeled “Tours.” Click on the box and it will take you to the tours information page. Foreign national visitors are allowed, but reservation information must be received at least 30 days in advance to approve base access.Reservations for general public tours are not accepted less than seven days ahead of the tour date. Large group tours are for groups of at least 15 people. Tour start times and lengths can be tailored to meet the needs of the group. Most large group tours are conducted Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Also, if you are interested in being a volunteer base tour guide, please contact us.For more information or to make a reservation, email or call 661-277-3824/3510.last_img read more

Orbea Orca getting more aero?

first_imgWe’ve seen a teaser from Orbea, who may or may not have slipped a couple of images our way to build some hype. Pics here (another below the break) come from BrakeThrough Media and Orbea, used with permission, and show a drastically different looking road bike than what we’ve seen from past Orcas. Full details to come on Monday, and watch for it to hit the ground at this year’s Tour de France. Orbea.comlast_img

Tickets Now On Sale for Broadway’s 1984

first_img Related Shows A scene from the London production of ‘1984’(Photo: Manuel Harlan) Tickets are on sale for the Broadway transfer of Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s stage version of George Orwell’s chilling 1949 novel 1984.The 2017-2018 Broadway season will kick off with the London production of the classic work. Adapted from Orwell’s book, the stage version will begin previews May 18 at the Hudson Theatre and open on June 22.Following the 2016 election, the novel 1984 has recently skyrocketed on bestseller lists. The story is set in a dystopian future where critical thought is suppressed by a totalitarian government. There have been two film versions of the novel: one in 1956 that starred Edmond O’Brien and Michael Redgrave another in the year 1984 that starred John Hurt and Richard Burton.This production of 1984 was originally produced in the U.K. by Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse, and the Almeida Theatre, London. The stage adaptation has had four lauded runs in the U.K. Scott Rudin and Sonia Friedman will produce the Broadway transfer. The creative team for the Broadway production consists of scenic and costume designer Chloe Lamford, lighting designer Natasha Chivers, sound designer Tom Gibbons and video designer Tim Reid. Casting will be announced at a later date.Sunday in the Park with George, currently running at the newly refurbished Hudson Theatre on February 11, is scheduled to run through April 23. 1984center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 8, 2017 View Commentslast_img read more

Foundation grants available for children’s legal services

first_imgFoundation grants available for children’s legal services October 1, 2006 Regular News Foundation grants available for children’s legal servicescenter_img Applications for 2007 children’s legal services grants were recently distributed by The Florida Bar Foundation to legal assistance providers in Florida.Due to increased IOTA revenue, continued support from Florida’s lawyers, The Florida Bar’s Lawyers for Children Challenge, and the purchase by lawyers and the public of the Kids Deserve Justice specialty license plates, the Foundation expects to significantly increase funds for 2007 grantees over the 2005 level of $1.2 million.Currently, 17 programs receive children’s legal services grants. The primary purposes of these grants are to assist low-income children with problems involving dependency, foster care, access to special education services, other educational issues, and access to health services. These grants seek to improve the protection of children, their access to needed services, and the improvement and expansion of such services.“The tens of thousands of children in poverty in Florida have critical needs for legal assistance to secure meaningful education, obtain benefits to which they are legally entitled, access health benefits, and secure their rights in the state foster care system,” said Orlando attorney Bruce Blackwell, chair of the Foundation’s Legal Assistance for the Poor Grant Committee.Blackwell said the children’s legal services grants, although inadequate, help solve many of those problems.“A growing number of lawyers in Florida are making a difference for children by making contributions to the Foundation’s children’s legal services program and by performing pro bono work,” he said. “New funds from the Kids Deserve Justice license plate sponsored by The Florida Bar are a boost for this program. We are pleased to be able to increase our funding for children in 2007.”Applicants which are not current grantees of The Florida Bar Foundation must contact Foundation staff for information on submitting a concept paper prior to submitting an application.Grant application packages are available from the Foundation by contacting Andrea Horne at (800) 541-2195, or by e-mail at Grant applications must be received by the Foundation by October 18. The Foundation Board of Directors will award the grants on December 15.last_img read more

Omaha, NCAA reach 20-year CWS deal with new downtown stadium

first_imgOmaha, NCAA reach 20-year CWS deal with new downtown stadiumMay 1, 2008Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrint.OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The College World Series will be played in Omaha at least through 2030, under an agreement the city and NCAA reached Wednesday.A long-term contract has been in the works for months, with much of the discussion centered on the construction of a new downtown ballpark to replace 60-year-old Rosenblatt Stadium.Plans for a stadium adjacent to the Qwest Center have been moving forward for weeks, and Wednesday’s “memorandum of understanding” promises a commitment of at least 20 years once the current contract expires in 2010.“It’s a huge day,” Mayor Mike Fahey said. “We’ve been working very hard to get to this day.”The Division I baseball championship has been held in Omaha every year since 1950. Omaha’s strong support for the event is a point of civic pride.The CWS also is good for business, injecting an estimated $41 million into Omaha’s economy during last year’s 10-day run. The early summer tradition also gives the city national exposure on ESPN, which advertises its coverage as the “Road to Omaha” in the weeks leading to the CWS.“Great day for the city of Omaha. Great day for the College World Series,” said Jack Diesing Jr., president of CWS Inc., the event’s local organizing group. Though a number of cities have made inquiries to the NCAA about hosting the CWS, all did so with the understanding that the event was Omaha’s to lose. A succession of Omaha mayors have made it a priority to make sure that wouldn’t happen.In February, Fahey and his stadium oversight committee unveiled plans for a 24,000-seat, $140 million stadium that would open in 2011.Officially, the new agreement was between the NCAA and CWS Inc. But Fahey, who initiated conversation about a new stadium last fall and endured criticism from Rosenblatt supporters along the way, has been the point man in negotiations.He met with NCAA officials in Indianapolis last week, and Wednesday’s announcement culminated two days of meetings in Omaha.Fahey said he hoped a contract would be signed by June 10, four days before the start of this year’s CWS.Taxpayers will be protected under the agreement, he said. Before any revenue is distributed to the NCAA, stadium construction debt and operating expenses and payments to a capital reserve fund must be covered.last_img read more

Early Behavior Therapy Found to Aid Children With A.D.H.D.

first_imgThe New York Times:Children with attention-deficit problems improve faster when the first treatment they receive is behavioral — like instruction in basic social skills — than when they start immediately on medication, a new study has found. Beginning with behavioral therapy is also a less expensive option over time, according to a related analysis.Experts said the efficacy of this behavior-first approach, if replicated in larger studies, could change standard medical practice, which favors stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin as first-line treatments, for the more than four million children and adolescents in the United States with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or A.D.H.D.The new research, published in two papers by the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, found that stimulants were most effective as a supplemental, second-line treatment for those who needed it — and often at doses that were lower than normally prescribed.…“We showed that the sequence in which you give treatments makes a big difference in outcomes,” said William E. Pelham of Florida International University, a leader of the study with Susan Murphy of the University of Michigan. “The children who started with behavioral modification were doing significantly better than those who began with medication by the end, no matter what treatment combination they ended up with.”Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

High cognitive ability not a safeguard from conspiracies, paranormal beliefs

first_imgShare “We show that reasonable skepticism about various conspiracy theories and paranormal phenomena does not only require a relatively high cognitive ability, but also strong motivation to be rational,” says Ståhl, UIC visiting assistant professor of psychology and lead author of the study.“When the motivation to form your beliefs based on logic and evidence is not there, people with high cognitive ability are just as likely to believe in conspiracies and paranormal phenomena as people with lower cognitive ability.”Previous work in this area has indicated that people with higher cognitive ability — or a more analytic thinking style — are less inclined to believe in conspiracies and the paranormal.Ståhl and co-author Jan-Willem van Prooijen of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam conducted two online surveys with more than 300 respondents each to assess analytic thinking and other factors that might promote skepticism toward unfounded beliefs.The first survey found that an analytic cognitive style was associated with weaker paranormal beliefs, conspiracy beliefs and conspiracy mentality. However, this was only the case among participants who strongly valued forming their beliefs based on logic and evidence.Among participants who did not strongly value a reliance on logic and evidence, having an analytic cognitive style was not associated with weaker belief in the paranormal or in various conspiracy theories.In the second survey, the researchers examined whether these effects were uniquely attributable to having an analytic cognitive style or whether they were explained by more general individual differences in cognitive ability. Results were more consistent with a general cognitive ability account.The article notes that despite a century of better educational opportunities and increased intelligence scores in the U.S. population, unfounded beliefs remain pervasive in contemporary society.“Our findings suggest that part of the reason may be that many people do not view it as sufficiently important to form their beliefs on rational grounds,” Ståhl said.From linking vaccines with autism to climate change skepticism, these widespread conspiracy theories and other unfounded beliefs can lead to harmful behavior, according to Ståhl.“Many of these beliefs can, unfortunately, have detrimental consequences for individuals’ health choices, as well as for society as a whole,” he said. LinkedIn Pinterest Emailcenter_img The moon landing and global warming are hoaxes. The U.S. government had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks. A UFO crashed in Roswell, New Mexico.Is skepticism toward these kinds of unfounded beliefs just a matter of cognitive ability? Not according to new research by a University of Illinois at Chicago social psychologist.In an article published online and in the February 2018 issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences, Tomas Ståhl reports on two studies that examined why some people are inclined to believe in various conspiracies and paranormal phenomena. Share on Twitter Share on Facebooklast_img read more