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Nazis wanted to hide concentration camps

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion When looking for a place to build the Holocaust memorial, the planners should do what the Nazis did when they chose sites to build their concentration and death camps.They looked for out-of-the way places far from prying eyes. One place that comes to mind is the old Mount MacGregor prison.It would give an authentic feel to the museum while eliminating the Route 7 traffic problem.James CurtinVoorheesvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img

Titanic 100th Anniversary Cruise

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Bookings for the historic cruise opened April 14th 2009, – exactly 97 years after the Titanic was lost – with the departure date set for early April, 2012. 112 Views   4 comments Share The Balmoral, operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, whose parent company Harland and Wolff built the Titanic, has been chosen for the voyage. Share It will carry 1,309 passengers – the same number that sailed on the fateful voyage – on the same route as the Titanic, leaving Southmapton in early April 2012 before docking at the Irish port of Cobh (formerly Queenstown), where the Titanic made its final call on April 11, 1912. EntertainmentNews Titanic 100th Anniversary Cruise by: – March 21, 2011 The cruise will continue to follow the route of the Titanic and, on April 14, it will arrive at the exact location the vessel sank some 100 years before, where there will be a special memorial ceremony between 11.40pm (when the ship hit the iceberg) and 2.20am on April 15 (when the ship sank).The TelegraphPhoto by: thecruisetraveler.comlast_img read more

Philip Meisberger, 73

first_imgPhilip H. Meisberger, 73, of New Marion passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at University Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Indianapolis on July 6, 1943 the son of Rom and Gertrude Eckstein Meisberger. He was married to Rita Cole on September 19, 1964 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons Jeff (Jeanie) Meisberger of Montrose, Colorado, and Scott (Amy) Meisberger of Versailles; two daughters Lori (Billy) Gabbard of Cross Plains, and Melissa Caplinger of New Marion; grandchildren Kelsey, Kaylin, Jordan, Matthew, and Nathan (Melanie)  Meisberger, Tyler, and Devon Gabbard, Jakob, Joseph, and Ellie Ayers, Zack, and Cheyenne Caplinger; one great-grandchild Karrin Mae Meisberger; 8 brothers Melvin (Sandra), David (Sherron), John (Diane), Dwight, and Charles Meisberger all of New Marion, Donald (Josie) Meisberger of Camby, Art Meisberger of Olean,  and Mark Meisberger of Indianapolis; two sisters Dolores Souder, and Mary (Greg) Hilton both of New Marion. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Meisberger was a 1961 graduate of New Marion High School and served with the US Army Reserves from 1961 to 1965. He was a former employee of US Shoe in Osgood and retired from Seagrams in Lawrenceburg. Philip also farmed and loved to tinker with his Volkswagens and developed the reputation that if it needed fixing, find Philip and he would find a way to fix it. The highlight of his life was following any South Ripley sports team and he could always be found rooting on the Raiders. Philip was a member of the St. Magdalene Catholic Church and was a former member of the New Marion Fire Department. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in the St. Magdalene Cemetery at Madison. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Versailles American Legion. Memorials may be given to the South Ripley boys and girls varsity basketball program in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home at Versailles.last_img read more

Sherman W. Lemen

first_imgSherman William Lemen, 100 years and 101 days old, of Osgood was called to be with the Lord on August 12, 2016 at 7:40 a.m. He was born May 3, 1916, south of Osgood on Tanglewood Road on what was known as the J. S. Bilby farm. The son of Chancie William and Naomi (Black) Lemen, he is survived by four children, David William (Jackie)Lemen of Carmel, Steve (Cindi) Lemen of Santa Claus, Martha Lee (Les) Kessens of Osgood, and Larry (Miriam) Lemen of Westfield. He is also survived by two sisters, Mary Ellen Hammersley and Phyllis Courtaney. He was preceded in death by his parents and by Infant Lemen, Joe Lemen, Albert (Buddy) Lemen, Alberta Fender, Dorothy Ralston, Carl Lemen, Richard Lemen, Chancie Eugene Lemen, Eva Crum and Winnie Hettrick.He grew up on the 240-acre farm, getting his elementary and high school education in Center Township schools, Osgood from which he graduated on April 26, 1934. He entered Central Normal College in December of 1934. He started teaching in Osgood in 1936 on a two-year license. He taught there until he started serving in WWII. Sherman was called to serve his country in November of 1941. He was honorably discharged in 1945 from Camp Atterbury (Army).He married Margaret Jean Downey on July 27, 1942 in Milan, Indiana. They have four children, 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.Sherman’s basic training was held in Rucher, Alabama, field training in Tennessee, desert training in California and Arizona. He took sea training in San Louis Obispo, California and was then shipped to Hawaii for jungle training.He saw action in Anwar and Pellieu with the 81st division Artillery 105.5 and 155. He served in communications and was General Beasby’s radio operator. From this combat the 81st was sent to New Caledonia for rest and relaxation, crossing the equator twice.The 81st Division was shipped to Leyte in the Philippines. They were staging for the invasion of the island of Japan. But while there, President Truman authorized the use of the atomic bomb on the Japanese nation. (That probably saved his life!) They landed as occupation forces in Northern Japan in Honshu Province, later being shipped south near Tokyo.From there they were shipped home by the northern route close to Alaska and landed in Seattle, Washington. From there they were shipped to Camp Atterbury for discharge.Sherman went back to college and earned a B. A Degree. After transferring to Butler, he earned a Master’s Degree in administration. He served four years as principal at Holton, ten years as principal at Napoleon, and 20 years as superintendent of the Jac-Cen-Del School Corporation. In all, he served 44 years in teaching and administration. He retired on July 1, 1980.Sherman was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church, Osgood. There he served as deacon, Sunday school superintendent, Men’s Class Sunday School teacher for over 50 years, trustee, young people’s leader, and assisted in the excavation of the church basement.He also served on the Ripley County Farm Bureau board and the Center Township board for a number of years. He was on the Ripley County school reorganization board in the 1960’s. He was a 75+-year member of the Osgood Masons. He also belonged to the Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite and the Shriners.He was a charter member of the Osgood Lion’s Club. In 1992 he received the Melvin Jones Award from the Lion’s Club International. He was a life-long member of the American Legion. He served on the Ripley County Retired Teachers and the state organization. He was a charter and 50+-year member of the Osgood Civic Club.Sherman’s favorite pastimes were gardening, playing bridge and euchre, and spending winter in Florida.In 2015, he was named a Sagamore of the Wabash. Rep. Randy Frye presented the award granted from Governor Pence. In 2015 he also received the Ripley County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.Visitation will be from 4-8 on Tuesday, August 16 at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 17 at 10 AM at the First Baptist Church with both Steve Allen and Don Buck officiating. Donations may be made to the Jac-Cen-Del Sherman and Jean Lemen Scholarship, Greendale Cemetery, or donor’s choice.(Written by Sherman Lemen)Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, Indianawww.nealsfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Career first IMCA Stock win comes Sunday for Winkler

first_imgSEYMOUR, Wis. (July 10) – Jerry Winkler drove to Coors Light IMCA Stock Car career win num­ber one Sunday at Seymour Raceway Park, beating Rod Snellenberger to the finish line by a mat­ter of inches.The Stocks had a bonus field of 34 entries with 22 starting the main event. Winkler put his car in the top spot after the opening lap and opened a lead early as the field sorted out behind him. Trent Nolan secured second with Jerry Leary, Dan Nelson, Snellenberger and Larry Karcz Jr. behind.By lap seven, Winkler was out front with Nolan in a tight battle with Snellenberger, Karcz, Kyle Frederick and Leary. A lap nine caution erased Winkler’s lead and bunched the field. Snellenbeger moved into the runner up spot after the restart with Nolan, Frederick, Karcz and Travis Van Straten right behind.Lucas Lamberies was the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner.last_img read more

Rodgers expects big midfield battle

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers demands his side should always dominate in midfield and has warned that will be more crucial than ever when title rivals Manchester City visit on Sunday. “Midfield is always a key battleground, it’s the jungle of the pitch,” he said. “They have a world-class player in Yaya Toure. I’ve seen him a lot since he came to this country – he has been a real attacking force for them. “Before that at Barcelona he played as a holding player and at centre-half in some games. He is a player of immense quality. “Fernandinho has come in and been a real rock for them and they’ve dropped David Silva into that number 10 role and he is one of the best in the world. “We will look forward to that battle in there, it is an area where we look to dominate in a lot of our games and I am sure it will be contested competitively. “We will play with no fear because that is the way we know how to play football.” Reds fans have mobilised themselves again in preparation and will line Anfield Road in their numbers armed with flags and banners to welcome the team coach before kick-off, and Rodgers issued what sounded like a rallying cry to those troops. “We will unleash the supporters this weekend yet again on the opponent,” he said. The Reds’ pressing and passing, with Steven Gerrard playing a holding role, has been a key to their success this season. But against City they will come up against one of finest midfields in the top flight, and Rodgers knows whoever comes out on top in that area is likely to do so in the game. “Anfield is a special place to play football and a difficult place for teams to come and play. “I sense a real nostalgia about the place, the feel of the old Liverpool, and we will always respect that and it is important it drives us forward in the future.” Despite being top of the table, Rodgers has played down their title chances, but even he could not dismiss Sunday’s encounter as just another game – although he does not believe it will be defining in the race for the championship. “It is a significant game, there is no doubt about that,” he added. “It is two teams who have done extremely well this season in their own different ways but there is still a lot of work to do. “Our focus is on the three points because at the end of the day that is all that comes out of the game – even after this game there are still 12 points to play for. “I am sleeping very well but I’ve not dreamt of lifting the title. “Our objective remains to qualify for the Champions League, only then can we think of other things. Once we’ve cleared that hurdle we can look at other objectives.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Football News Olivier, Fekir help France to comfortable win over Ireland

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir were on target as France stepped up their World Cup preparations when they defeated the Republic of Ireland 2-0 in Paris on Monday evening.Chelsea striker Giroud bundled in the opener at the Stade de France, and Lyon captain Fekir — who has been linked with a move to Liverpool — got the second just before the break, with a helping hand from Ireland goalkeeper Colin Doyle.It was a very comfortable victory for Didier Deschamps’ side in the first of three friendly matches before they head to Russia.Les Bleus will also host Italy in Nice on Friday and the United States in Lyon on June 9, with their opening World Cup fixture against Australia in Kazan on June 16.France’s strength in depth, which they showcased here on a night of torrential rain, thunder and lightning, means they are among the contenders to win the tournament, 20 years after becoming world champions on home soil.However, far bigger tests is in line than that provided by Martin O’Neill’s Ireland side. The visitors’ starting line-up featured seven players who turned out in the English Premier League in the season just finished, but they hardly got near the ball all evening.France were not at full strength, with the likes of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Antoine Griezmann starting on the bench. Raphael Varane has not yet joined up with the squad after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid at the weekend.However, Deschamps did hand a fifth cap to Benjamin Mendy, the Manchester City left-back who has hardly played since suffering a serious knee injury at the beginning of the campaign.Fekir won his 11th cap, starting for his country for the first time since he also suffered a bad knee injury in a friendly in Portugal in September 2015.The 24-year-old is coming off a fantastic season at Lyon and was given his chance by Deschamps in a role supporting Giroud. Fekir curled an early free-kick just wide and Corentin Tolisso struck the post for the French in a first half held up at one point by a pitch invader who gave chasing security staff the runaround on the sodden surface.The opening goal came in the 40th minute, Giroud bundling the ball in at the third attempt following a Fekir corner.Fekir made it two a minute from the break, collecting a pass from the ever-dangerous Kylian Mbappe just inside the area, turning and hitting a shot on his weaker right foot that was parried by Doyle.However, the unfortunate goalkeeper could only send the ball up into the air before it spun over the line. Despite the best efforts of Mbappe, France failed to add to their lead in a second half regularly interrupted by substitutions before the rain made conditions increasingly farcical towards the end.(With inputs from agencies) last_img read more

Ford looks to contribute as 6th man when Syracuse hosts Maryland Eastern Shore

first_imgSyracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman has reiterated the idea that his team has “seven starters.”Seven players play starters’ minutes, and all players on the SU roster play in the game.But Hillsman said that if basketball was a game played six-on-six, he would start sophomore Taylor Ford. The forward has excelled early in the season, taking the reins from the graduated Big East Sixth Man of the Year Carmen Tyson-Thomas.“We’re going to look for her when she’s in the game,” Hillsman said. “She’s a player that’s coming off the bench who should be a starter. Her performance coming off the bench has been tremendous.”On Wednesday night, Ford will look to continue a productive stretch as the Orange (3-0) hosts Maryland Eastern Shore (1-2) at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“She’s been rebounding and hitting the open shot,” SU guard Brianna Butler said. “Right now she’s probably one of the best 3-point shooters on our team. She’s knocking down the open shots, she’s playing hard, and she’s doing exactly what coach needs of her and what the team needs of her.”With the graduation of center Kayla Alexander and the transfer of forward Pachis Roberts to Georgia, Ford’s minutes have skyrocketed. The 6-foot forward averaged just five minutes per game last season, yet in SU’s season-opener against Washington State this year, she played 25.In a game where SU took the lead for good with only 47 seconds remaining, Ford shot just 1-of-9 and finished with three points.“I think the first game at Washington State everyone shot bad, so it was one of those things where nobody shot the ball particularly well,” Hillsman said. “But Taylor is very capable of scoring the basketball and very capable of making plays for us.”Ford said the poor performance was due to some first-game jitters and because she rushed her shot.“I’m a pretty good shooter, so if I take my time, I’m good,” she said.In SU’s next two games against Dartmouth and Cornell, she was more than good.In 14 minutes against Dartmouth in the home opener, Ford finished with a career-high 13 points. She didn’t miss any of the four shots she took in the first half, all of which were 3-pointers.On Monday night against Cornell, Ford shot 2-of-3 from the field. Although she only played eight minutes, she finished with four points, an assist and a steal.Ford checked into the game at the 17:56 mark of the first half, and it took her just three seconds to score. Two minutes later, Ford made a slick pass inside to center Shakeya Leary, who made a turnaround hook shot. The basket gave the Orange an 8-7 lead — one it wouldn’t relinquish for the rest of the night.“The first game I was rushing ‘cause we were down,” Ford said. “… The second and third games I just took my time.”While Ford is just beginning to find her niche on the Orange, Butler knows the potential her roommate has. Ford and Butler have known each other for more than four years, having played together on the renowned AAU team Exodus NYC and at Nazareth Regional (N.Y.) High School in Brooklyn.Butler said Ford has always been aggressive and a force on the glass, and in the time she’s known her has become a better decision maker and quicker on defense. Ford has also extended her shooting range.While her minutes are unpredictable, what is predictable is her production. Excluding the game against Washington State, Ford is shooting 75 percent from the field and 80 percent from 3-point range.“She’s getting more comfortable,” Butler said. “Going from last year from playing little minutes and then this year playing big minutes for us, I think it’s more so each game she’s getting more comfortable, getting more relaxed and playing more of her game.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 20, 2013 at 12:31 am Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edulast_img read more

Unforced errors plague Syracuse in 5-2 loss against Georgia Tech

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Trailing 3-0 and 40-15 in her opening set against Georgia Tech’s Rasheeda McAdoo, Syracuse’s Rhiann Newborn backpedaled to hit a backhand groundstroke. The shot hit the top of the net and dribbled back toward Newborn, causing SU’s third singles player to stare at the ground before swinging her racket against the air.The sequence summed up a day that saw unforced errors plague Syracuse (8-12, 3-11 Atlantic Coast) throughout its 5-2 loss to No. 25 Georgia Tech (13-8, 9-5) at Drumlins Tennis Center on Sunday.“I thought we played a complete match,” head coach Younes Limam said. “I thought we fought really hard from start to finish. Unforced errors are just a part of tennis.”The trend started in doubles play. Down 7-4 in the eight-game pro set, the doubles team of Komal Safdar and Valeria Salazar had two opportunities at game point. They squandered both by making unforced errors, first at 40-30 and later at advantage. Georgia Tech’s Paige Hourigan and Kendal Woodard ultimately won the set and thus the match.Two courts to their left, Syracuse’s Breanna Bachini and Nicole Mitchell trailed 6-5 to McAdoo and Johnnise Renaud. At 30-30, Mitchell committed back-to-back unforced errors by hitting a volley long and a return into the net. Georgia Tech then took the next game to win the match, 8-5.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn singles play, Newborn rebounded after trailing 4-0 by winning two games. But trailing 4-2, she hit two consecutive forehands into the net, falling into a 5-2 hole that proved to be insurmountable.“I hate making unforced errors,” Newborn said. “It’s the worst thing, because you give away games and you give away too many points.”On the court to Newborn’s right, Amanda Rodgers was struggling with unforced errors. In a crucial spot at 3-3 in the first set, Rodgers hit two straight shots into the net to begin the game. The senior paused and yelled to herself, “Stop hitting it into the net!”Unable to follow her own directions, she hit another shot into the net while trailing 40-15, allowing Renaud to take a 4-3 lead in the set. Rodgers won the next three games to take the set, but unforced errors again troubled her in the second. Down 5-3, she committed five of them in one game and lost the set, 6-3.“I was making unforced errors because I felt a little rushed from her game,” said Rodgers, a former contributing writer for The Daily Orange. “She hit the ball really hard and flat… and there was nothing I could do about it. So I just had to weather the storm.”Rodgers limited those errors in the third set, which she won 7-5 to secure the match. Her teammates also played three set matches, but were not as fortunate.After splitting the first two sets with Hourigan at second singles, Salazar trailed 5-2 and was down match point in the third set when she hit a forehand into the net, dropping the set.Against Natasha Prokhnevska at fourth singles, Bachini won the first set, 6-1. She trailed 6-5 and 30-40 in the second set when she hit a backhand into the net, sending the match to a third set.Later down match point in the final set, Bachini hit a forehand wide from the baseline. She placed her hands on her head as Prokhnevska celebrated, having just won the match, 1-6, 7-5, 6-0.Limam watched from court three, where Rodgers was still playing, as Bachini’s match finished. Syracuse had lost its final regular-season match, one full of unforced errors.Said Limam: “Sometimes when you’re aggressive, you’re going to make a few errors.” Comments Published on April 19, 2015 at 4:38 pm Contact Michael: mdburk01@syr.edulast_img read more

MEN IN BLACK – Destination (Uyo / Yaoundé)

first_imgWhat would sports be like without effective arbitration? Confusion, Chaos, Melee, Skirmish, Disorder – the synonyms can never be exhausted.In avoidance of such, we have men/women presiding over the game from a neutral point of view and making swift decisions that enforce the rules of the sport, including sportsmanship. They are called Referees.On August 1, 2017, The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) released appointments of officials for the ongoing 2018 World Cup Qualifiers – Match Day 3 and 4 (Africa series).Looking at the calendar, quite a few mouthwatering ties, from Dakar (Senegal v Burkina Faso), Libreville (Gabon v Ivory Coast), Kumasi (Ghana v Congo), and Uyo (NIGERIA v CAMEROON).I surely have given my fixture preference away in CAPS. Unapologetically, the two-legged tie is primarily why this report came to life to profile the men placed in charge of the matches.NIGERIA VS. CAMEROONEgyptian Ref, Ghead Zaghloul Ibrahim Selim Grisha, has been designated to take charge of this fixture in UYO, on Friday, 1st September 2017.Profile:Grisha, born 29 February 1976, became a FIFA referee in 2008. Excelled in discharging his duties at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations which (Nigeria won defeating Burkina Faso 1-0 in Johannesburg). He also served as at the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.His expertise has made him literally the CENTRE of attraction in some heavyweight fixtures on the continent. Recently, the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Zambia’s Chipolopolo and Nigeria’s Super Eagles in Ndola on Sunday, 9th October 2016 which ended (Zambia 1-2 Nigeria).CAMEROON VS. NIGERIAGambian, Papa Bakary Gassama will be at the center when the return leg takes place on Monday, 4th September 2017, at the Stade Omnisports, Yaoundé.Profile:Gassama, born 10 February 1979, recognized as FIFA graded in 2007. He’s been to the Olympics, Nations Cup (2012, 2013, 2015), World Cup (2014), He was CAF’s sole referee for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. His performances make him arguably the first on every lip when the quality conversation about referees in Africa take the front burner.To Nigerians, he’s no stranger, he was the referee the last time the Super Eagles engaged in this qualifying series (Nigeria 3-1 Algeria), at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.As the qualifiers draw near, one can only hope that when these MEN IN BLACK (lately they color in the rainbow) sound the whistle for action to commence in Uyo and Yaoundé, their deeds would be fair to all – not a case of familiarity breeding contempt.FUN FACT: If the Super Eagles accumulate 6pts from these matches, Russia 2018 – we’d have lift off!RelatedCAF #WCQ Match Day 5: Nigeria, Tunisia, and Egypt one win away from Russia 2018.October 5, 2017In “Africa”INSIDE AFCON 2019: Adepoju Urges Super Eagles To Do ‘Much More’ Against Bafana Bafana (AUDIO)July 9, 2019In “AFCON”AUDIO: We Have Worked, Now Pray For Us – Amaju PinnickAugust 25, 2017In “National Team”last_img read more