Maudie Herbert, 76

first_imgMaudie Herbert, 76, of Millhousen, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  Maudie was born in Brownstown, Indiana on October 10, 1940 to Tom and Alice (Davidson) Lee.  Maudie was a former member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen. She was married to Robert Dale Herbert on January 25, 1958 and he survives.  She is also survived by 4 sons; Allen Herbert, Roger (Pam Powers) Herbert, Charles (Julie) Herbert, Mike (Missy) Herbert, all of Greensburg, one daughter; Linda (Donny) Wise, Greensburg, two brothers; Kenny Lee, Versailles, Herman Lee, Milan, 21 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons; Dewayne and Tommy Herbert, 3 daughters; Alicia Muckerheide, Brenda and Cathey Herbert, 4 brothers; Virgil, Harold, Arthur, and Eugene Lee, and two sisters; Lorina Clark, and Louetta Sabino.  A Rosary service will start at 2 pm at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home on Sunday, June 11 followed by visitation until 6 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen on Monday, June 12 at 10 a.m. with Rev. John Meyer officiating.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.  Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

USC welcomes most non-US freshman class

first_imgThe fall 2011 freshman class will be the most international in the university’s history and for the first time under half the class is from California.Director of Admission Kirk Brennan attributed the increase in international students to more students’ applications and more students’ intent to come.He said admissions received approximately 4,400 international applications this year, compared to 3,500 last year.Asher Feldman | Summer Trojan“There’s a trend nationally for international students to be coming to the U.S.,” Brennan said. “We offer a unique set of programs that attract international [students] and have been known to enroll international students at high levels for a long time.”Additionally, he said generally around 30 percent of accepted international students come to USC, but around 45 percent said they would come in the fall.“We have, for a couple of years, had some dedicated recruitment staff working on the ground in some of our more popular areas,” Brennan said. “We also have, for the first time, hosted some receptions for admitted students internationally like we do domestically. We had them in six cities in Asia.”Brennan also said this is also the first year “in anyone’s memory” that will see less than half of its students coming from California.“We see this as a major shift,” Brennan said. “Decades ago it was probably two-thirds Californian students, so it’s a big deal even to see a single percentage point shift.”Last year’s freshman class had approximately 52 percent Californians, but Brennan said they anticipate 47 to 48 percent of the class to be California natives.“It’s a surprise to a lot of people because there’s a long history of Californians coming to USC,” Brennan said. “Southern California’s a great place to live, and studies show people often live near where they went to college. We think people who come to study will come to stay, so it may not change our alumni base too much.”Both the number of applications and places for the class entering this fall increased. The number of applications increased 4 percent, from 35,794 to 37,164 applications. Admissions expects approximately 2,650 students to enroll this year, compared to 2,600 last year.The acceptance rate hit an all-time low this year, 22.7 percent, offering 8,450 students admission. Last year’s acceptance rate was 24.3 percent.The anticipated incoming freshman class is about as ethnically diverse as last year’s class, with 21 percent coming from under-represented minority populations (black, Latino or Native American), compared to last year’s 22 percent.Brennan also said that USC expects about 15 percent of its students be the first in their families to attend college.“We’ve also seen a sharp rise in the percentage of first generation college students attending USC in the past couple of years,” Brennan said. “This isn’t something we always think about when we think about USC, but the classroom experience is filled with all different kinds of diversity.”The same is true of students who are the first in their families to attend college: 13 percent of committed applicants this year and 12 percent of matriculating students last year.In a press release, USC Dean of Admission Timothy Brunold said he was pleased with this year’s pool of applicants.“Our incoming freshman class promises to be the highest-quality, most geographically and socio-economically diverse in USC’s 131-year history,” Brunold said.The university attributed the overall increase in applications in part to the availability of financial aid, which increased this year, and need-blind admission, which admits students regardless of ability to pay. More than 60 percent of the student body currently receives some form of financial aid.The university increased its undergraduate financial aid budget by 7 percent and plans to distribute more than $200 million.“As our popularity has grown and reputation has continues to rise, we’ve become more attractive to students in other parts of world both nationally and internationally,” Brennan said.last_img read more

Basketball Under the Lights

first_imgPhotos and story by George Mazzeo |RUMSON – Under the setting sun on the banks of the Navesink River, the cheers of excited parents and basketball fans can be heard emanating from Victory Park. The “D” League, for seventh-to 10th- grade Rumson and Fair Haven boys, is in full swing and the competition is heated. With slick passes, smooth shooting and some turnovers too, the boys hone their skills, learn the game and wow the fans.The vision of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Bulldogs head basketball coach Chris Champeau, the league has been a staple on summer Friday nights in Rumson for several years. Champeau, who serves as league commissioner and game announcer, encourages the players, chides the referee and generally provides fun to the festivities with his commentary. “Shempy,” as Champeau is affectionately known, refers to Victory Park as “the most beautiful basketball venue in the United States.” It may be, with striking sunsets and moonlit skies providing a backdrop for arcing jump shots.The teams, sponsored by local businesses, are coached by RFH high school varsity basketball players. All the kids who sign up get a chance to play and the third quarter is always the “futures quarter,” featuring the youngest players. The season ends Friday night Aug. 24.This article was first published in the August 23-30, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more


first_imgZENYATTA IS ONE OF FIVE GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACES ON 11-RACE OPENING DAY CARD AT SANTA ANITA “Then I thought if I scratch her something else could come up, then everything would be messed up,” he said, “so I stuck with it and I’m glad I did.” “She knows what her job is and she enjoys it,” Stevens said. “That big brain between her ears is what makes her different and special.” In her previous start, Beholder won the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, beating colts by 8 1/4 lengths. She has won 15 of 20 career starts, including 11 of 12 at Santa Anita. The victory, worth $180,000, increased her earnings to $4,436,600. In other Grade 1 races:_Smooth Roller overtook pacesetter Bayern to win the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes by 5 ½ lengths. Ridden by Tyler Baze, Smooth Roller ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.08 and paid $13 to win. Land Over Sea was second and Right There third. The other seven fillies and mares in the Zenyatta were running for second-place money, and all of them went off at double-digit odds. The Zenyatta was one of five Grade 1 races on the card, with winners earning automatic berths in various Breeders’ Cup races. “That stretch run was probably a treadmill test for the cardiologist,” O’Neill said. “That was truly so exciting.” “I hate to say easy, but it really did look easy,” Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella said. “She’s good. She’s really, really good.” “I’d like to see what happens when that takes place,” said B. Wayne Hughes, who owns Beholder and lives in Lexington, Kentucky. “He’s a very good horse. He’s one of a kind. But he’s a colt, that’s his disadvantage.” The Ireland-bred filly ran 1 1/4 miles on turf in 2:00.76 and paid $19.40, $10.80 and $7.60 at 8-1 odds for trainer Graham Motion. Photo Call earned a berth in the BC Filly & Mare Turf. ARCADIA, Calif. _ Bring on American Pharoah. American Pharoah was expected to work out at Santa Anita on Sunday. He hasn’t run since finishing second in the Travers last month. My Sweet Addiction returned $5.40 and $3.40, while Savings Account was another 5 1/2 lengths back in third and paid $5.60 to show. “To run second to that mare is really a good thing,” said Mike Smith, who rode My Sweet Addiction. “She just did everything right, but we ran against Beholder.” _Photo Call scored a 2 ¼-length upset in the $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes under Drayden Van Dyke.center_img She ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.79 and paid $2.40 to win as the 1-5 favorite for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Songbird earned a berth in the BC Juvenile Fillies. _Nyquist outlasted Swipe in a stretch duel to win the $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes by three-quarters of a length. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Nyquist ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.89 and paid $3 to win as the 1-2 favorite. By BETH HARRISAP Racing Writer Elektrum, another Ireland-bred, was second. Stormy Lucy was third. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert went 2-3, with Hoppertunity and Bayern, whose loss likely sent him into retirement. The 93-degree heat was a concern to Mandella, who briefly considered scratching Beholder. There was a stewards’ inquiry into the stretch run, when Nyquist came over on rail-hugging Swipe twice and appeared to brush him, but no changes were made.Swipe was second and Hollywood Don third. “I’m not going to make any predictions, but I can’t wait to get to Keeneland,” said Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who rides Beholder. “I just hope everybody shows up like they did today. I’ll probably feel less pressure going into the Classic than what I felt today. I knew we had to get through this one as easy as possible and it was.” The 5-year-old mare and the Triple Crown winner are headed for a highly anticipated match-up in the $5 million Classic at Keeneland in Kentucky. _Songbird won the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by 4 1/2 lengths under Smith to improve to 3-0. Trained by Doug O’Neill, Nyquist earned an automatic berth into the BC Juvenile. The 2-year-old colt improved to 4-0. Beholder beat up on the competition again, winning the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes for the third consecutive year at Santa Anita on Saturday in her final prep for the Breeders’ Cup Classic next month. Beholder earned her sixth straight victory, this time by 3 1/4 lengths. She ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.83 and paid $2.20, $2.10 and $2.10 as the 1-9 favorite. Beholder broke on the far outside in the No. 9 post and settled just off the pace. She overtook leader My Sweet Addiction near the quarter-pole and pulled away through the stretch, with Stevens not needing his whip. He patted her mane as she crossed the finish line. Bayern won last year’s BC Classic, but he is 0-5 this year, finishing last twice. His third-place result equaled his best showing this season. Hard Not to Like, the 8-5 favorite, finished eighth.last_img read more