Robert William Sandford

first_imgRobert William Sandford, age 51 passed away on October 19, 2017 at the Waters of Batesville.  Born on September 27, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio he was the son of Ralph F. and Patricia (nee: Dixon) Sandford.He is survived by his daughter Brittianni Sanders and his sister Sandra McGuire.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Flecia Sandford and his brothers Ralph, John and Charlie Sandford.Family has chosen cremation with private services.last_img

Judy Kendrick – Metamora

first_imgMemorial contributions can be directed to the Metamora Fire Department.  To sign the online guestbook please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Judy Kendrick. Esther J. “Judy” Kendrick, of Metamora, was born on October 17, 1944 in Indianapolis, a daughter to Neal Henry and Esther Schatz Clauson.  After graduating high school she attended Indiana University and received her degree in nursing; Judy worked for and later retired from St. Vincent.  She married Bob Kendrick in Indianapolis on December 23, 1966 and he survives.  Judy was a member of the Metamora Ladies League and enjoyed painting, house repair and decorating.  On Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the age of 73, she passed away at her residence. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville, with services beginning at 4 p.m.  Cremation will follow.center_img Those surviving who will cherish Judy’s memory include her husband of over 51 years, Bob Kendrick; two daughters, Jennifer (Randall) Hoover of Claypool and Heather Jones of Etna Green; 7 grandchildren, Sarah, Merry, Amber, Kelly, Victor, Kendrick and Kaleb; one sister, Nancy Ann Davidson of Colorado; one brother, Roy Clauson of Indianapolis and several nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Robert Kendrick, and a sister, Rosemarie vonVogel.last_img read more

Loch likely to take Classic chance

first_imgLoch Garman and Trading Leather are among a team of four from Jim Bolger’s stable left in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday. Bolger also has Leitir Mor, Einsteins Folly and Wexford Opera engaged, while Aidan O’Brien can call upon Paddy Power’s 3-1 favourite Cristoforo Colombo, as well as Mars, Magician, Gale Force Ten, George Vancouver, Forester, Flying The Flag and Pedro The Great. Richard Hannon is sending over Newmarket third Van Der Neer and Olympic Glory, who was undone by the draw in the French Guineas. Hannon is also able to run Havana Gold, who performed well in the French equivalent, while the Andrew Oliver-trained First Cornerstone could make his reappearance after a good season as a two-year-old. Trading Leather ran a cracker for second in last week’s Dante, but it is Loch Garman, a Group One winner at two and runner-up in the Derrinstown on his return, who is Bolger’s most likely representative. “He has come out of the Leopardstown race (well) and the plan is to run him in Saturday’s race,” said Bolger. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

United step up chase for Mata

first_img Press Association “I fully understand that supporters are keen to see us freshen up the squad with new faces, but January is a difficult month in which to bring people in,” Moyes told United Review ahead of Wednesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Sunderland. “While we are actively scouting players all the time, a lot of the work we are doing now is preparation for the summer. “If we can do any business now then we will certainly try to do it, but I will not compromise the standards required for a player that can come into this club and help improve it.” The news should fuel an intense atmosphere at Old Trafford, as United look to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit. Yet, from the despair of four defeats in five games since the turn of the year, Moyes can see good times ahead. “We all know that our club is undergoing changes at present, but I have a clear path in my mind and I know where we are going,” he said. The offer is understood to have been made through a third party, allowing United to stick with their stance of no official bid being made, which remains the case. It is purely a case of semantics though, with the transfer likely to be completed over the next few days – possibly in time for Mata to make his debut next week, when United host Cardiff on January 28 and visit Stoke on February 1. Mata is thought to have missed training on Wednesday and is said to have indicated to friends he was destined for Old Trafford. Although Chelsea are yet to formally acknowledge the bid, a move for the 25-year-old would make sense from virtually every angle. Although former United defender Gary Neville pointed out earlier this week his arrival would represent a change of tactic for the Red Devils, who have traditionally relied upon two wingers, the fact none of Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young and Nani have sparkled under Moyes this season means ditching the concept would not be a hardship. In addition, it would prove to United fans their club was serious about addressing the sharp decline in fortunes experienced since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure, even if it cannot guarantee the Champions League spot they crave. For Mata, it would end a tortuous few months, where he has left Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho unimpressed and become increasingly marginalised, thereby enhancing his chances of making Spain’s World Cup squad. Chelsea would bank a far larger fee than they could hope to attract from Mata’s other suitors – Barcelona and Paris St Germain – and, while it would be unusual for them to sell to a fellow Barclays Premier League giant, Mourinho knows United are not a threat in this season’s competition. Indeed, given United have played Chelsea twice but must still encounter Arsenal and Manchester City in the run-in, it could be argued Mourinho is strengthening his own team’s position. For Moyes, it can only be the start of what is sure to be an extensive rebuilding programme, that is not likely to be completed for another 18 months, with the Scot adamant he is not prepared to rush his work. Manchester United have made a club record £40million bid for Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata, Press Association Sport understands.last_img read more

Tony Pulis upset over penalty decisions as West Brom beaten by Swansea

first_img Pulis felt Wiltshire official East should have pointed to the spot for Angel Rangel’s first-half challenge on Chris Brunt and then again when substitute Callum McManaman tumbled in the closing stages. “The big disappointment is I’ve just watched the video there and it’s two penalties,” Pulis protested after the game. West Brom manager Tony Pulis hit out at referee Roger East for denying Albion two penalties in their 1-0 defeat at Swansea. Swansea’s victory was their first under caretaker manager Alan Curtis and took them out of the bottom three. Ki Sung-yueng’s bundled ninth-minute winner came from a free-flowing attack, but Swansea were pushed back and had to scrap for their first home win since beating Manchester United at the end of August. “We can play better and we have played better in the last couple of games,” Curtis said after Swansea’s first win in eight. “But we showed a different side to our game, the boys blocked crosses, blocked shots and worked unbelievably hard. “I said before the game that as much as we want to maintain our style, we have to find a way to win as well. “We were under the cosh and it wasn’t pretty, it was a bit un-Swansea-like but we showed enough to get over the line.” The final whistle was greeted with an outpouring of relief from home supporters and Curtis later singled out midfield veteran Leon Britton for praise. Britton did not feature this season until the closing weeks of Garry Monk’s reign but has proved a stabilising influence in Curtis’ three games in charge, which have yielded four points. “Leon was outstanding and he’s been so fundamental to this team for the last 10 or 11 years,” Curtis said. “I think he’s coming up two games short of 500 and he’s been a fantastic player for the club. “We’ve seen those performances year-in and year-out and part of the reason I took him off near the end was for the crowd to show appreciation and give us another lift again.” Press Association “The first foul on Chris Brunt is a stonewall banker penalty. Their lad goes for the ball but Chris just touches it away and catches him. “He (East) is five yards away from it, but there we are. “We have to get on with it, you can’t get in your mind that these decisions are going against you.” Albion have now gone five games without a win, their worst run since Pulis was appointed manager almost a year ago, and are now only three points above the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. They dominated for long periods at the Liberty Stadium but struggled to create clear-cut chances, with Rickie Lambert sending their best opportunity straight at Lukasz Fabianski in the Swansea goal. “The lads were fantastic, they worked really hard in the second half and upped it,” Pulis said. “There’s no way we should be losing that game. There is no justice coming away from this game without any points. “We watched the West Ham game here last week and they had 75 per cent possession, but we did not want that to happen and I thought we gave it a really good go.” last_img read more

UW’s Border Battle win helpful in several ways

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoThe Wisconsin football team finally returned the favor it received several times this season by storming back in the second half of the annual battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe. Wisconsin fought through a 14-point halftime deficit to record three touchdowns, force two fumbles, grab an interception and cause not one, but two safeties en route to a 35-32 victory over visiting Minnesota.“I think a great thing to experience was Saturday’s second half,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said Monday at his weekly press conference. “We’re down 21-7, and to be able to come out and respond the way we did and get the crowd into it, it was probably (one of) the most enthusiastic fourth quarter ‘Jump Around’ scenes I’ve seen or been a part of since I’ve been here. It definitely had an effect on our team.”Bielema praised fullback Bill Rentmeester for his work on special teams.“Billy plays fast; he’s very compact and well-built,” he said. “The [NFL scouts] who watch special teams films, a lot of times, unsolicited, will come to me and mention the play of Bill Rentmeester.”Freshman Antonio Fenelus earned co-special teams MVP honors along with Rentmeester who, together, created the momentum the Badgers needed to gain a second-half lead Saturday.“Billy was phenomenal on all of his phases again and made a big, big play to tie up the returner that gave Fenelus a chance to put a hat on the ball that caused that safety,” Bielema said.The defensive MVPs went to Mike Newkirk, who forced the second Wisconsin safety, and strong safety Aubrey Pleasant, who stepped in for an injured Jay Valai.Newkirk also won honors as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week with his seven tackles, two sacks and safety.Leading by exampleThis year’s senior leadership has been a bright spot for Bielema during an otherwise disappointing season.“It would be a great learning curve for our younger players to be able to witness, and I’ve already seen some positive things,” Bielema said. “I’ve really liked the way our team has responded, especially last week’s game.”The results, however, were things Bielema had been expecting all season long.“We don’t ever do anything but train hard and try to play as hard as we can for four quarters,” he said. “It’s not we’re hoping we get; it’s what we expect to get.”Looking aheadSaturday’s win was the sixth of the season for the Badgers, making them bowl eligible for the eighth straight season.“We definitely had expectations coming into this year to have more victories than we do at this point in the season, but bottom line is we’ve scraped and put ourselves in a position to be bowl-eligible,” Bielema said. “What we do this Saturday has a lot to do with what we can do in the future.”The Badgers are looking to the Cal Poly game Saturday to improve their bowl status, crediting Cal Poly’s impressive position in the Football Championship Subdivision.“We’re bringing in the No. 3 team in the FCS,” Bielema said. “They’ve got two senior wide receivers, a senior quarterback; their defense is very active.”Bielema is taking Cal Poly very seriously because he knows how seriously the Mustangs are taking UW. He read a quote from Cal Poly wide receiver Ramses Barden, who said, “This is our Appalachian St.-Michigan. We’ve got a lot of guys going to make a name for themselves, and the only way it’s going to happen is if we execute, play our game and win. And that’s what I’m planning on doing.”As for the seniors and their last game, Bielema knows it’s a special time.“You miss all seniors … just as human beings,” he explained. “All of these guys have stories within stories, personally with me, and also obviously the things you’ve seen out there on game day. So yeah, they’ll be missed.”Injury updateThe status of Kyle Jefferson is very optimistic after he suffered a severe concussion in Saturday’s game. Bielema received news during the game that Jefferson was talking and moving his hands and legs, but precautionary measures were being taken even in the face of recovery.“Kyle had some pretty significant test results so he’ll probably be doubtful to unlikely [for Saturday], but there is a chance.”The Badgers also have good news in terms of the running game.“Eric Vandenheuvel was very excited about how he felt on Sunday so we do expect him to play this week. Zach Brown should return to full participation this week as well,” Bielema said.last_img read more

FINDING A WAY: Despite struggling at faceoff X, No. 10 Syracuse inches by No. 3 Johns Hopkins with help from attack

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ BALTIMORE — In almost every way possible, Syracuse’s early-season struggles persisted.The Orange won just four faceoffs in 25 tries, was consequently outshot and collected seven fewer groundballs than Johns Hopkins. The Blue Jays exploited the visitor’s glaring weakness at the faceoff X and, for most of the game, seemed to be running away with their sixth straight win to start the season unscathed.Yet Syracuse never relinquished a lead salvaged early in the first quarter, and edged Johns Hopkins in the category with the biggest effect on the Orange’s psyche and standing.“It wasn’t easy,” SU head coach John Desko said. “I wasn’t feeling too good at the time with the way we were doing on faceoffs and they played well.“We were able to hold them off and score some big goals in the second half.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDespite another digression from Chris Daddio and the rest of Syracuse’s faceoff specialists, the No. 10 Orange (4-2, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) snuck by No. 3 Johns Hopkins (5-1) 12-10 in front of 4,337 at Homewood Stadium. SU leaned on its attack to do so, as the Orange’s front line was careful with the ball and made the most of its opportunities with possessions at a premium.Johns Hopkins’ Ryan Brown netted eight goals — including six in the second half — and was prolific throughout. But sophomore Dylan Donahue countered Brown’s day with a hat trick punctuated by a goal with 2:13 left in the game that put the Blue Jays permanently out of reach.“Every possession becomes important to us when the other team is winning faceoffs like that,” Desko said.What the Orange lacked at the X, it made up for with ball security and shot selection.Johns Hopkins scored its first goal of the game after a possession that nearly spanned three minutes. Then Drew Kennedy — who came into the contest winning faceoffs at a 65 percent clip and stuck true to form — started to win faceoffs one after another.The stocky FOGO won 3-of-5 in the first quarter then 5-of-6 in the second, but Syracuse didn’t appear handcuffed like it has so often this season.Johns Hopkins was careless with the ball, the Orange was pesky in the midfield and senior goalie Dominic Lamolinara yielded just three first-half goals. And when Syracuse did have the ball, it was methodical in making the most of each trip into the attacking third.Not one Blue Jays player was credited with a forced turnover in the final box score, and only three SU players took more than three shots.“We had a game plan coming in on that goalie,” Donahue said. “We don’t like looking into it too much, but really it was all about placement.”While Donahue paced the Orange, midfielders Scott Loy and Billy Ward each added two goals each — and the Orange would need every bit of the collective offensive effort to stave off a late push led by Brown.The sophomore attack scored three quick goals to start the second half, and after SU entered the fourth with a four-goal lead, three more goals by Brown trimmed the deficit to one at 10-9.But freshman Nick Weston, who has played sparingly this season and notched just one goal in the Orange’s previous five contests, fired a shot past JHU goalie Eric Schneider from 15 yards out.As Syracuse celebrated around Weston, a game that was once dominated by the Blue Jays at the X and the Orange on the scoreboard had turned from confusing to climactic. The teams had twice traded 3-0 runs, and it came down to one possession after an SU timeout with two and change on the clock.Donahue freed himself on the right side of the goal and fired a shot past Schneider’s right shoulder and into the top of the cage. An emphatic fist pump followed.And when the Orange ran out the clock, the bench stormed the field while the Blue Jays limped off it.“It’s a huge win for us as a team. It means a lot,” senior long-stick midfielder Matt Harris said. “We were all kind of jumping around and having fun.”Four faceoff wins doesn’t usually call for a celebration, and with a date with Duke eight days ahead, the problem is as magnified as it will be all season.But sometimes there are just other ways to win.Said JHU head coach Dave Pietramala: “You learned today that faceoffs aren’t the be-all and end-all.” Comments Published on March 15, 2014 at 2:19 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

Artist Sheperd Fairey surprises two USC classes

first_imgGraphic artist Shepard Fairey, designer of the Barack Obama Hope poster, surprised two USC classes yesterday by dropping in to explain his life’s work of exposing cultural truths and inspiring social change through graphic and street art.Students in the School of Cinematic Arts’ IML 420: “New Media for Social Change” and the Roski School of Fine Arts’ PAS 371: “Art in the Public Realm” class asked Fairey questions about his work for the last 30 years.“I reclaim American symbols and turn them toward change,” Fairey said of his art. “There ought to be windmills where the buffalo roam.”Fairey emerged in the art scene in the late ‘80s with his grassroots “Andre the Giant Has A Posse” campaign that has since spread worldwide.“The OBEY poster was not about a specific social change, just that there are forces that want you to submit that are more covert that overt,” Fairey said. “You have to realize that you have choices to make about structures you follow.”Fairey has also produced art for the Occupy movement, the Japanese tsunami relief effort and environmental change. He is also launching a series, Rebel Music, with MTV-U that will focus on young people in areas of conflict around the world and use music and art to sponsor changeFairey, who was wearing a leather jacket and Sex Pistols T-shirt, said that he wanted to reach a larger audience with his work outside the elite, privileged circles of the art world. Street art has allowed Fairey to get his message across to a wider demographic.“I used everything at my disposal to get [my message] out,” he said. “The age of only showing in galleries and in elite circles is really not relevant anymore. Figure out ways to engage people meaningfully and powerfully but take into account a very short attention span. You really need to take it to people.”Sometimes Fairey’s methods, however,  have gotten him in trouble with the law. He has been arrested 16 times for vandalism.In 2008, Fairey’s iconic Obama Hope poster went viral and became one of the most widely recognized symbols of the Obama campaign.“I opposed the Bush agenda from 2000 on and thought I should make work opposing the Iraq War and shrinking civil liberties,” he said. “At the time, he seemed to be the antithesis of these ideas.”Though the poster appeared on street corners, billboards and bus stops around the country, it was also very popular on the Internet. Fairey said the digital side of his art allows him to expand his message.“Before, people would see my work on the street and think, ‘Yeah, that’s punk rock,’” he said. “Now, you can write about whatever you believe in. It’s an opportunity to share the concepts and statistics behind my art. You draw them in with the visual but this can be the pathway to finding out a lot about an issue.”For the Japanese tsunami relief effort, Fairey tried to create a beautiful aesthetic with an underlying social message. He sold his print, Dark Wave/Rising Sun, to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross.“When it’s a heavy topic, people don’t want to feel worse,” he said.Fairey, however, has not always been a fan of his popularity. He pointed out the proliferation of his clothing line on figures such as Justin Bieber.“I’ve seen frat guys [wearing my T-shirts] and it’s just made me really nauseous,” he said.The “New Media for Social Change” class studies theory but implements them through digital media. The “Art in the Public Realm” class focuses on art in the public realm that has social or political issues in mind.Overall, Fairey says he creates his art in part to remind people of the absurdity of some of the claims that are made by the government and large corporations.“I encourage people to question the propaganda,” he said. “I make propaganda to get people to question propaganda.”last_img read more

Syracuse weathers Duke comeback to win 2nd straight ACC tournament championship

first_imgAnd just as Jones answered, so did Williams by winning his third faceoff in a row.But that’s when the game was halted due to lightning. The field flooded with water and when play resumed, SU kept pouring on Duke with goals.“I was pleasantly surprised with the emotion,” Desko said. “I thought after sitting around for a few hours, we’d be a little bit flat, but guys came fired up and ready to play.”The fans that stood and cheered as Syracuse trekked to Turf Field 1 had to wait for their team to seal the deal. And after a dominant final stretch, those fans could cheer what they ultimately wanted: an ACC title. Comments As the Blue Devils climbed back, Syracuse’s potential downfall mimicked its blown leads earlier in the season: at Johns Hopkins, at Cornell and on the road against this same Blue Devils team.But in that game, Molloy was still on the bench as the backup for Warren Hill, Syracuse’s offense wasn’t as defined and Williams didn’t win the key faceoffs.On Sunday, Williams won the first faceoff of the fourth quarter. After cycling the ball, Sergio Salcido, who has been an offensive spark plug throughout the second half of the season, threw a skip pass to Barber. The senior attack caught it, wound up and ripped it home.It wouldn’t be that easy, though. Right after Barber’s goal, Jones scored his second by dodging down the left alley, beating Scott Firman and getting his hands free. When the two teams met in March, the Orange blew a four-goal, fourth-quarter lead. Faceoff specialist Ben Williams failed to win key possessions down the stretch and the Blue Devils knocked off SU before the Orange even had a chance with the ball in overtime. On Sunday, though, Syracuse did what it took down the stretch.In three of the last four times these teams played, the game was decided by one goal. For most of the game on Sunday, this time would be no different. But that’s when the blowout began.After the Blue Devils tied it up at two in the first quarter, Dylan Donahue caught a pass in transition from goalie Evan Molloy. With a three-on-two opportunity, Donahue carried the ball toward the net and took the space to wind up and shoot. That put Syracuse up by one again. But the play started with Nick Mariano checking a Duke player from behind and forcing the turnover.And Molloy’s ability to pick the ball up, start the clear and kickstart Syracuse’s offense was a key throughout the game.Molloy made another diving save with 11 minutes left in the second quarter. Then he made another quick pass to defensive midfielder Joe Gillis. And then the Orange scored another quick goal. Gillis carried the ball toward the net, shook off a defender and canned a shot from just a few yards out to give SU a 5-3 lead in the second quarter.While the rebounds off Molloy’s saves bounced into the Orange’s sticks, a rebound off Duke goalie Danny Fowler went into Tim Barber’s stick. Barber caught it, wound up and finished to push Syracuse’s lead to three.The Orange held its 8-5 lead in the third and perhaps even more importantly, Duke’s two most dynamic offensive players, Deemer Class and Myles Jones, combined for just two goals and no assists. In the team’s first matchup in March, Class had seven goals and two assists while Jones had two apiece.Jones finally got on the board with 4:12 left in the third as he roll dodged, switched to his left hand and put a bounce shot past Molloy. Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse fans lined a fence and gave the Orange players a standing ovation. The team was parading out of Fifth Third Bank Stadium more than four hours after the game started.But the fans weren’t celebrating a victory. That would have to wait. Seven minutes 10 seconds remained in the contest to decide a conference champion.Only one goal separated Syracuse and Duke. And after a two-hour 57-minute weather delay, what was at stake was the difference between locking up an NCAA tournament berth rather than assuming it was.Play resumed across the street at “Turf Field 1” and the floodgates on the Orange’s offense opened up. Five different players scored after the restart and SU cruised to a 14-8 victory.No. 4 seed Syracuse (10-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) won its second consecutive ACC title over No. 3 seed Duke (10-7, 2-2) on Sunday afternoon in Kennesaw, Georgia. With the victory, SU clinched an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament. After the delay, Syracuse outscored the Blue Devils by five goals in the final 7:10 to secure the win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Really an interesting day between the regular game and coming out for the last seven minutes,” Orange head coach John Desko said in a CuseTV interview. “I’d have to look back to see what happened. Everything happened so quickly, but it’s certainly great to have the win.” Related Stories Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 14-8 ACC championship win over DukeStorify: Syracuse community reacts to wild ACC championship win over Duke Published on May 1, 2016 at 5:10 pm Contact Paul: | @pschwedslast_img read more