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Exhibit highlights baseball’s role after Sept. 11 attacks

first_imgThe exhibit at the memorial’s learning center walks visitors through the days after the terrorist attacks that killed 2,977 people, including 40 passengers and crew members on United Flight 93 that crashed in an abandoned strip mine in Somerset County. The focal point of the exhibit is the signed baseball former President George W. Bush used to throw out the first pitch before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series in New York City less than two months after the terrorist attacks.“We wanted to get (the ball) here because it was such a monumental moment of his presidency,” said Caden Meier, a junior history major from Canonsburg.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBut like any museum exhibit, one artifact alone couldn’t tell the whole story.Steve Clark, superintendent of the Flight 93 Memorial, first talked with several W&J students in December 2016 when assistant history professor David Kieran brought his class to meet him. One student, Abby Cunningham, who graduated last year, told Clark at the time she was working on a project to understand Major League Baseball’s role in helping to calm a worried nation after 9/11. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments Jonathan Cadez, a senior history major from Cecil Township, contacted the Bush Presidential Library in Dallas in February inquiring about borrowing the baseball. The insurance policy alone on the ball would cost nearly $20,000, which would blow the budget.In the meantime, the class then began searching for other items that could still be poignant reminders of the days after the attacks. The students contacted former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to request he loan the World Series windbreaker he wore to a game, which now hangs in the gallery. There is also a blue FDNY hat similar to what the New York Mets wore while playing against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in the first baseball game six days after the attack.Late last month, the Bush library agreed to cover the costs to transport the ball and insure its safety. The ball arrived at the memorial on a recent Monday.Cadez said it was tough to describe his emotions when they learned the presidential library would cover the ball’s expenses so it could be included in the exhibit.“It was an amazing feeling to get something that was so important to the country in the aftermath of Sept. 11,” Cadez said.Bush, wearing a bulletproof vest under his jacket for that World Series pitch, threw a strike right down the middle with the ball. Clark said Bush is aware of the project and helped to ensure the baseball found its way to the exhibit.“The guy kinda likes baseball a little bit,” Clark said of Bush, who played baseball in college and later owned the Texas Rangers.Clark called the exhibit a “grand slam” that will impress the thousands of visitors who come to the Flight 93 Memorial while it remains on display most weekends until July 4.“You guys really did far exceed my expectations,” Clark told the students. “You really have created something that will be with you forever.”Kieran wanted the exhibit to be student-run and offer a “meaningful impact” on people who visited the memorial. The students were careful to understand the power of the memorial, but also that it is more than just about Flight 93 and 9/11. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “It triggered something,” Clark said.He called Kieran the next morning and they began planning how a future class could put together an exhibit that would be on display at the memorial’s learning center. Kieran spent the next year putting together the four-credit course and nine students – enough to field a baseball team – began the class this past semester.Clark stressed the exhibit would need three or four “high-value objects that would draw” people, but he never imagined the professional product the students would eventually produce.“They took a unique concept and turned it into something inspiring,” he said.While Kieran created the class, Clark set the “ground rules” for the exhibit, which included a $5,000 budget and the May 5 opening date. The students and Kieran then ran with the concept, overcoming stumbling blocks along the way, including how to secure Bush’s historic baseball.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In this undated photo, Caden Meier, a junior history major from Canonsburg, views former President George W. Bush’s baseball with his grandmother, Adeline Edwards, center, and mother Pamela Jones at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa. The exhibit at the memorial’s learning center walks visitors through the days after the terrorist attacks that killed 2,977 people, including 40 passengers and crew members on United Flight 93 that crashed in an abandoned strip mine in Somerset County. (Mike Jones/Observer-Reporter via AP)SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — In the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, most Americans were looking for cues on how to react and when life might return to normal. For many people, America’s pastime of baseball helped to mend a fractured country.Nine students at Washington & Jefferson College spent this past semester curating a small museum exhibit explaining baseball’s role in the healing process after 9/11 – along with the sport’s overall importance to the country – that is now on display for the next two months at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “That was something they grasped from the beginning,” he said. “The seriousness of purpose from the very beginning to know they were creating something at a place that is very meaningful to people in this country. It had to rise to that.”But the entire exhibit isn’t just about 9/11 and the aftermath. It also acknowledges baseball’s importance during the Civil War, along with Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier and how during World War II the federal government requested Louisville Slugger to produce rifle stocks out of its wood supply rather than baseball bats.“This is a professional exhibit, an exhibit that any museum would be proud to have,” Kieran said.Like many students involved in the project, Shannon Boehm was only 4 when the attacks occurred. Now an adult, the junior history major from Natrona Heights has learned more about the emotions swirling around the country at the time and how America’s pastime helped a troubled nation.“It was challenging, but rewarding,” Boehm said. “I really was able to string it together. The scope of the things that happened. The impact baseball had on the country. It was pivotal.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wicked good: LeBron undaunted by Boston, Celtics’ mystique Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

WATCH! The Dutch sensation wanted by Man United AND Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool and Manchester United are reportedly set to fight it out for Memphis Depay,Likened to former United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo by Dutch legend Ronald de Boer, the 21-year-old was one of the stars of last summer’s World Cup and has been in sensational form for PSV Eindhoven this season.Check out this video of his best bits and let us know what you think about Depay…last_img

GAA: ALLIANZ CUMNANN NA mBUNSCOL NOTES

first_imgWEBSITE:The board have set up a new website detailing all relevant fixtures, rules and events taking place throughout the school year. This site can be viewed at cumanndonegal.comQUIZ:The various divisional quizzes are taking place in each division this week with the top three from each division qualifying for the county quiz final on Wed. March 14th. The Ulster quiz final takes place on Mon. March 26th.GAA:Results from the championship are:Northwest Section Roinn 3: Boys Winners (Kilmacrennan NS); Girls Winners (Kilmacrennan NS) East Section Roinn 4: Boys Winners (St. Pats, Drumkeen); Girls Winners (St. Baithins NS)INFO BOOKLET:The board are currently compiling an information booklet that will be forwarded to all schools shortly.Indoor Competitions:Any school interested in entering the girls GAA or boys hurling indoor competitions are asked to email cumanndl@hotmail.comRETIREMENT WISHES:The board would like to send their best wishes to Manus O’Donnell (Tooban NS) who retired from his teaching post at the end of Feb. Manus was one of the founder members of the cumann na mbunscol board and has given great years service to his various roles on the board. we are glad to hear that he will still offer his services to the board for the foreseeable future. GAA: ALLIANZ CUMNANN NA mBUNSCOL NOTES was last modified: March 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: ALLIANZ CUMNANN NA mBUNSCOL NOTESlast_img read more

GAA: MURPHY TO FACE SURGERY, WILL MISS ARMAGH GAME

first_imgDONEGAL captain Michael Murphy is almost certainly out of the clash with Armagh a week next Sunday after being told he needs more surgery.The inspirational Glenswilly player was forced out of the clash with Dublin at Croke Park last weekend.Now he has been told he must have knee surgery. County manager Jim McGuinness will be hoping that Murphy will recover in time for the opening Ulster Championship clash with Cavan on May 20 when Donegal began their defence of the title.Friends say that will be Murphy’s aim; to be fit again for that match.“The game against Armagh on Easter Sunday is not a priority for Michael. He wants to have the surgery and get back as quickly as possible for the Cavan game,” said one.  Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily GAA: MURPHY TO FACE SURGERY, WILL MISS ARMAGH GAME was last modified: March 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: MURPHY TO FACE SURGERYWILL MISS ARMAGH GAMElast_img read more

COMMUNITY ‘DEVASTATED’ BY DEATH OF 4-YEAR-OLD BOY

first_imgTHE chairman of the Four Masters GAA club spoke today of the death of four-year-old Daniel Cleary.The little boy was crushed to death last night after a six-foot steel container door fell on him in the yard of the family home at Drumbar, just outside Donegal Town.His father Keith was abroad on business when news of the tragedy was broken to him. His wife Patricia is said to be distraught after finding her son. The couple have one other son.The child’s grandfather Paddy Gildea, is president of the Four Masters GAA club. A game with St Naul’s from Mountcharles has been cancelled as a mark of respect to the family.Four Masters Club chairman Sean Dunnion said: “Everybody is absolutely moved by what happened. It’s very sad.“The lad’s grandfather, as well as being club president, was always helping out at the gates and wherever he could. It’s a great tragedy.” Neighbours and family and friends are rallying around the family tonight.One neighbour said: “The grief in the community is indescribable. We are all devastated for the Cleary and Gildea families.”COMMUNITY ‘DEVASTATED’ BY DEATH OF 4-YEAR-OLD BOY was last modified: June 4th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel clearydonegalfour masterslast_img read more

Softball Drops Series Finale to SIU

first_img PDF Box Score CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois scored a first-inning run and it was the deciding run as SIU edged the Drake University softball team, 1-0, Sunday afternoon in the series finale between the teams. Next Game: ESPN3 Live Stats Drake (14-13) out hit SIU (14-9), 4-3, in the game. The Bulldogs also drew four walks and stranded all eight baserunners. Three times, Drake put runners in scoring position, including loading the bases with one out in the third. However, the Bulldogs just couldn’t get the timely hit to tie or take the lead. Story Links at Bradley 3/23/2019 – 12 p.m.center_img Full Schedule Roster Gabbie Jonas (Omaha, Neb.) led the offense with two hits. Newman and Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) had the other hits. Watch Live The Salukis scored their run after their leadoff batter singled and then moved to second base on a sacrifice bunt and error by Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa). After Timmons coaxed a pop up, the next batter singled to center field for the game’s only run. SIU hit into a double play to end the first. Timmons pitched two innings and allowed one run on three hits with one walk and one strikeout. Her record dropped to 7-6. Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) pitched five inning scoreless innings in relief and allowed zero hits with five strikeouts. Preview Drake plays at Bradley, March 23-24, with all three games on ESPN3. Saturday’s doubleheader will start at 12 p.m. and Sunday’s lone game will have an 11 a.m. first pitch. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

NCS Playoffs: Most local H-DN teams open postseason play on the road Wednesday

first_imgWith Humboldt-Del Norte League volleyball and soccer action wrapping up their league season’s last week the playoffs are upon us.Several local teams have excellent chances at not only a deep playoff run, but a shot at winning a North Coast Section championship.Let’s take a quick peek at today’s first-round games featuring local schools.Prep Boys Soccer • No. 13 Willits at No. 4 Fortuna: The Huskies, who reached the NCS final last season, aim to make another run at a championship …last_img

49ers Pettis catching fire after catching flack from Shanahan

first_img“He challenges me all the time, every single play,” Pettis said after Sunday’s 43-13 loss. “I know he expects more out of me. We’ve had a few talks about what … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery or video on your mobile device.)SEATTLE — Now that Dante Pettis’ rookie season is finally taking off, he explained why on Sunday, and it’s not just because he’s started the past two games with Marquise Goodwin on personal leave.Coach Kyle Shanahan stoked Pettis’ fire.last_img

Coke launches ‘green’ factory, bottle

first_imgRay Maota PlantBottle technology reduces carbonemissions during the productionprocess of the bottles. Valpré received the “Gold Quality” labelin May 2011 by Monde Selection, aninternational institute testing consumerproducts and granting them quality awards.(Images: Coca-Cola)MEDIA CONTACTS• Angela D HarrellCoca-Cola South Africa+27 11 644 0727Coca-Cola South Africa celebrated the opening of its new “green” Valpré Spring Water plant in Heidelberg, south-east of Johannesburg, by launching an environment-friendly plastic bottle – of which 30% is organic material.The US$54-million (R371-million) state-of-the-art facility was opened on 7 July 2011 by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa.Run by a group of black women, the factory has been described by the beverage giant as the “greenest plant in Africa”.The method used to manufacture the 100% recyclable PlantBottle packaging produces far fewer carbon dioxide emissions than that used to make conventional plastic bottles.Molewa said at the launch: “The opening of the new Valpré plant in Heidelberg, and the launch of PlantBottle, supports government’s mandate to create infrastructure, develop skills, increase the number of women in the workforce and ensure sustainable development with a focus on minimising the impact on the environment.“It is a notable example of the kind of development that we encourage all South African industries to adopt.”Coca-Cola chose Heidelberg for its proximity to distribution sites in the Gauteng region, where demand for bottled water is high.It also chose the town because the chemical composition of the underground water there is similar to that at Valpré’s Polokwane plant in Limpopo province.“When we set out in 2009 to build this plant, we did so with the goal of ensuring that the plant reinforced all that the Coca-Cola Company and Valpré Spring Water stand for, which is unwavering quality and commitment to the sustainability of our environment and communities,” said Bill Egbe, the company’s president in South Africa.Greening the bottling industry “With the new Heidelberg plant, Valpré will reduce its carbon footprint, lower its water usage ratio, adopt energy-efficient lighting and production technologies, and boost its solid waste recovery – all while providing its market with a sustainable product packaged in a bottle that takes a giant step towards using renewable resource,” said Charlotte Metcalf, executive director of South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA).SANBWA, a voluntary association of bottlers representing the entire bottling chain, sets safety and quality measures for the industry.The new plant maximises use of natural light and water, and includes recyclable material in its building, thereby reducing dependence on non-renewables.To ensure the plant matches up to the standards of top green buildings around the world, it is undergoing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.LEED certification is an internationally recognised programme developed by the US Green Building Council in March 2000, which promotes sustainable building and development practices.It is considered the benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.A first for AfricaThe newly introduced PlantBottle is Africa’s first completely recyclable plastic bottle using 30% plant material.South Africa is the 10th market in the world to launch the bottle.More than 2.5-billion plastic water bottles using PlantBottle technology have been produced in the US in the past two years.“There is no other brand in Coca-Cola South Africa’s portfolio of 30 still and sparkling beverages better suited to represent sustainability and quality than Valpré,” Coke said in a statement.The brand of bottled water received the “Gold Quality” label in May 2011 from Monde Selection, an international institute that tests consumer products.Empowering women Muhtar Kent, the worldwide CEO and chairperson of Coca-Cola, announced in 2010 that the company would empower 5-million women across the world by 2020, also known as the “5 By 20” pledge.Kent said at the time: “Enhancing economic opportunities for women in the Coca-Cola value chain will result in increased incomes, enhanced skills in business, increased stature within the community and improved potential for communities.”Empowering women to run the new Heidelberg plant is part of this pledge.Other members of the town’s community will also benefit from the plant through increased job opportunities.last_img read more

India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Zaheer dismisses McCullum in first over, Guptill follows

first_imgZaheer Khan gave India a promising start dismissing Kiwi opener Brendon McCullum in the second ball of the innings after skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to bowl third One-day International at Reliance Stadium in Vadodara on Saturday. Live scoreMartin Guptill too did not last long and was run out in the fifth over.India have made two changes to their side with paceman Zaheer Khan coming in place of S Sreesanth and Ravindra Jadeja taking place of Suresh Raina.New Zealand line-up has been bolstered by comeback man Brendon McCullum, who takes place of indisposed Jamie How.Paceman James Franklin replaces Tim Southee.India are 2-0 up in the five-match series.Teams:India: Gautam Gambhir (C), Murali Vijay, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel and Zaheer KhanNew Zealand: Daniel Vettori (C), Brendon McCullum, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Kane Williamson, Gareth Hopkins?, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Andy McKay and James Franklin.- With PTI inputslast_img read more