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first_imgVersailles, In. — The Ripley County Community Foundation has awarded a Sally Morris Community Impact Grant.This year these grants are being proactively granted by the Board of Directors to allow the Community Foundation the flexibility and creativity to assist communities in times of need (when the project would fall outside of our normal grant timeline) in a thoughtful and unique way.  Each year the Board of Directors evaluates the work of the Community Foundation and selects areas of interest to target in the upcoming year.  This year, one issue the Board wanted to address was downtown revitalization.To reignite the community pride through collaboration, they recently granted $5,000 to the Versailles Main Street Program for the commission of a mural to be painted on the Lions Club building. “There are many projects taking place all over Ripley County which are aimed at bringing life back to our town squares.  Over the last several years, Versailles Main Street has made strides in making the Versailles town square a center of activity.  They have introduced a weekly farmer’s market, weekly community exercise programs, 5K events, a Christmas Parade and a Taste of Versailles.  Additionally, the Town is moving its Town Hall back onto the town square.” Stated Chris Nichols, RCCF Board Member.  2018 is Versailles’ Bicentennial which will be celebrated on July 28th with an all-day event on the square.  The Board of Directors wants to support Versailles Main Street and the Town of Versailles in its revitalizations efforts and will do so by commissioning a capstone project that will memorialize the Town’s Bicentennial while inspiring new energy.  “One necessity in downtown revitalization is to create a charming space that people want to visit.  It is the hope of the Board of Directors that a piece of community art will draw people to the town square and spark conversation among families, friends and former residents,”  Stated Amy Streator, RCCF Executive Director.The community is invited to assist in the painting of this mural on July 28 at the Versailles Bicentennial Celebration.last_img read more


first_imgHazel Svatba, 57, of Cross Plains passed away Friday, July 6, 2018 at Norton’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital in St. Matthews, Kentucky. She was born at Richmond, Kentucky on December 17, 1960 the daughter of Jesse and Delphia Bishop Barrett. She was married to Alvin Svatba on August 17, 1976 and he survives. Other survivors include her mother Delphia Barrett of Beattyville, Kentucky; three sons Kevin (Kelly) Svatba of Aurora, Landon (April) Svatba of Versailles, and Justin (Alyssa) of Muncie; two daughters Jessica Kay Svatba of Cross Plains and Heather (Zachary Hillman) Svatba of Hartford City; 15 grandchildren; four brothers Mitchell (Goldie) Barrett, Calvin Barrett, and Billy Ray Barrett all of Beattyville, Kentucky, and Gordon (Amy) Barrett of Versailles; two sisters Debbie Bowling of Booneville, Kentucky and Kim (Chuck Gullion) of Holton. She was preceded in death by her father and her brother Alvin Barrett. Hazel was a former assistant manager at the Dollar General store in Versailles. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and working on puzzles. Hazel was a member of the North Vernon Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 11th at 12pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Brian Oliver officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.last_img read more


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first_img He continued: “I have had to think whether it is good for me to play or not. Sometimes I will get a reaction and sometimes I won’t. This is normal. Since I came back I have had to see if I can get through the two or three months. Then I will be fine. “It is not a long-term thing. It is the normal procedure after the kind of op I had. After I’d had surgery I knew we’d then have to manage the knee and then after that it would be normal again. “It is all dependent on the individual. But it should be soon. After every game I am feeling better and that is a good sign. It was just swelling sometimes after matches. There was no pain, it was just a reaction as the knee got used to the work again. It is a normal thing. I have played twice in five days now and it has been good.” United’s 2-0 win at QPR on Saturday ensured they remain firmly on course for the league title, with the gap between them and second-placed Manchester City currently standing at 12 points with 11 top-flight games left to play each. Someone who has been a part of all the Red Devils’ previous 12 triumphant Premier League campaigns is Ryan Giggs, who netted the team’s second goal at Loftus Road. Even at 39, the midfielder remains a key player for United and Vidic has paid tribute to Giggs. “Ryan is very professional and is such an example for the young players,” Vidic said. “They see how you have to treat yourself and educate yourself in football to be a great player. Of course he has the quality and ability as well. He is a great example of how to be professional and to play at the top for so long. We have quite a few players like that. Rio (Ferdinand) is the same. He is a committed professional the same as Paul Scholes.” Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic is feeling good about the progress he is making as he continues on the road to recovery from his knee problems. Vidic suffered cruciate ligament damage in his right knee in United’s Champions League group game against Basle in December 2011 which sidelined him for the remainder of that season. Then, after playing in the Red Devils’ opening five matches of the current campaign, the Serbian centre-back underwent surgery on the same knee in September. He returned to action in December and has featured in 10 of United’s last 16 fixtures in all competitions, starting nine of those. Regarding his fitness, the 31-year-old said: “I had problems with my knee and I was so long without football. It is difficult now we are playing Wednesday-Saturday-Wednesday.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgTHREE consecutive nights of football action will begin at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) ground tonight, as play in this year’s 4th annual Upper Demerara Football Association’s (UDFA) GT Beer Christmas football championship commences in earnest, when three-time champions Federal Winners Connection take on Blueberry Hill in the second game of a double-header feature.The first game will bring together Kwawkani Strikers and Silver Shattas at 19:00hrs, after the official march past at 18:00hrs, involving the ten participating clubs.President of the UDFA, Sharma Solomon, is expected to be among the speakers along with Geoff Clement, the GT Beer Brand Manager of sponsor Banks DIH, who, once again, is on board using its GT Beer brand.The ten participating clubs are tournament favourites Federal Winners Connection, who have won from its inception, Blueberry Hill, Kwawkani Strikers, Silver Shattas, Amelia’s Ward Panthers, Eagles United, Botofago, Milerock, Hi Stars and Net Rockers.Once again the football fans in Linden are in for a treat as they look towards another year-end championship which has become a staple for football lovers here in Linden, and, with $1M up for grabs, one is certain to see a very competitive tournament which concludes after eleven nights of football.The first-place finishers will collect $1M and a huge trophy along with replicas, second-placers $600 000 and a trophy, third-placers $300 000 and fourth-placers $200 000.The second day of play tomorrow and Thursday will also be interesting as the teams try to jostle for positions to cart off the incentives at stake and bragging rights which have been in the Winners Connection camp for the past three years. (Joe Chapman)last_img read more


first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSSports leagues seek return to play but with no guaranteesUNDATED (AP) — Sports fans hoping for a fast return to the games they love might need to temper their expectations. Although sports leagues talk publicly about their desire to return to competition before summer, those are best-case scenarios. Behind closed doors, they are hatching different potential plans: all 30 baseball teams playing in Arizona; home run contests to decide tie games; the Stanley Cup being hoisted in an empty arena that neither team calls home; end-of-season soccer standings decided by vote; college football games in spring.Over the past week, The Associated Press interviewed more than 20 policymakers, coaches and players across the globe for their assessments of the situation. They all conceded that sports may not restart for months, if at all this year. Most agree that what’s needed is a drastic ramp-up in testing, a vaccine or some type of improved treatment to make players feel safe to compete.Dr. Anthony Fauci (FOW’-chee), the infectious disease expert, has suggested that sports could conceivably return with no fans in arenas and constant testing for the players, who would likely need to be quarantined in hotels for weeks or months. Not all players are on board.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Wayne Gretzky is optimistic the NHL will be able to resume at some point this summer. He tells The Associated Press he’s hopeful hockey and other sports will be able to come back from the coronavirus pandemic and serve as a sign that conditions are improving. Gretzky says he believes leaders in the U.S. and Canada will find a way to bring back hockey and other sports in June, July and August. The league is considering several options on trying to resume this season, including going directly to the playoffs at several neutral sites. — Soccer has resumed in Turkmenistan with spectators as the Central Asian nation lifted a suspension of its national league. Around 500 people attended Sunday’s game in a 20,000-capacity stadium in the capital. The crowd size was broadly in line with typical domestic league games in Turkmenistan and as usual attendance was free. The game ended 1-1. The eight-team league was suspended on March 24 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Turkmenistan is one of the few countries in the world not to have reported any cases of the coronavirus.— The stadium of English Premier League club Brighton has been converted into the south coast’s biggest drive-in coronavirus testing center. The appointment-only center has been put in place at the American Express Community Stadium as part of the drive to increase testing for National Health Service staff and other key workers. Officials say the center was scheduled to see more than 50 NHS frontline workers on Saturday, and they will have the results of their tests within 48 hours. Within a few days, the site should reach its capacity of up to 1,000 tests a day.— Players and coaches for Italian soccer team Roma have waived their salary for four months. The team hasn’t played a competitive match since March 1 because of the pandemic, so the players and coaching staff will forgo salaries due to them for March, April, May and June.— British horse racing’s most successful flat trainer of all time is recovering after contracting the coronavirus. Mark Johnston has been isolating since having the symptoms confirmed and his family says he is making good progress. In 2018, Johnston celebrated his 4,194th winner, which is the most of any trainer in British flat racing.NBA-BOGUT FUTURE Update on the latest sports Byron makes it 2 straight winsCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — William Byron won his second consecutive NASCAR virtual race by holding off Timmy Hill in a drama-free event at virtual Richmond Raceway.The most excitement came when Matt DiBenedetto was parked for intentionally crashing Ryan Preece and the two then engaged in a Twitter spat. The iRacing Series has had a sour taste since Bubba Wallace lost a sponsor for quitting a game in a rage and Kyle Larson was fired for using a racial slur.FORMULA1-VIRTUAL RACINGLeclerc wins virtual GP, again Former NBA top pick Bogut unsure about playing futureUNDATED (AP) — Andrew Bogut (BOH’-gut) is close to making a decision on when to end his career after 15 years in professional basketball.Bogut was planning to retire after playing for Australia at the Tokyo Games this summer. With those games delayed until July 2021, the 35-year-old is debating whether to wait it out. He says he probably needs to decide by mid-May.Bogut was a 2005 No. 1 draft pick by Milwaukee and won an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015. He has played for Sydney in the National Basketball League the past two seasons.NASCAR-VIRTUAL RACING April 19, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — Charles Leclerc has won his second straight Formula One Virtual Grand Prix, taking the Chinese GP from the pole position.The Ferrari driver finished ahead of Red Bull’s Alex Albon and Guanyu Zhou (gwahn-yoo zhoo), who races in Formula 2.The 22-year-old Leclerc has won two actual F1 races and only started playing the video game at the start of the month. The actual Chinese GP originally was scheduled for April 19 but was postponed in February due to the coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more


first_imgAfter a dramatic series last weekend against the University of Minnesota, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team is riding a surge of momentum. Head coach Mark Johnson won his 100th career game as head coach, and Wisconsin clinched the school’s first-ever WCHA title, which was a goal the team set out to accomplish from the start of the season.”I hope it means a lot to the team,” Johnson said. “It’s the first time in the history of our program that we’ve won a championship. It’s a credit to our players and a credit to the players that have been here in the past. … It’s a nice piece of hardware to have, but the prize at the end of the journey is bigger than that.”It may be a bit early to look toward the playoffs now, given the Badgers still have two regular-season series remaining. Wisconsin will first take on Minnesota State this weekend at the Kohl Center in its last regular-season home series before wrapping up the season on the road against Ohio State.Winning the WCHA title was just one of several goals the Badgers had set for themselves at the beginning of the season. The next is a successful run in the playoffs.”So it’s a good feather in the hat. The players should be proud of their accomplishment in winning the WCHA,” Johnson continued. “So hopefully they still have some more in the tank and want to win a few more things [because] we still have some goals out there as far as what we want to accomplish.””It gives us a lot of confidence,” assistant captain Nikki Burish said. “One of the goals at the start of the season was to win the [conference]. … We’ve accomplished our first goal of the season so far.””We try not to think too far ahead,” Burish continued. “But hopefully we’ll get home ice, which I think we’ll have, and then we’ll hopefully win the first two games we have so we don’t have to play three games because fresh legs are a good thing to have … and we can try to make a run at the finals.”This series could be a very good chance for the Badgers to flex their offensive muscles. Wisconsin leads the conference with nearly four goals per game, while the Minnesota State Mavericks average just over two goals per game.”I’m expecting a pretty tough series [this weekend],” Burish said. “It’s the end of the season and they’re fighting for position, too … so we’re going to play hard and hopefully we’ll beat them this weekend.”The biggest vulnerability the Mavericks have is their special teams. While they have a good penalty kill, their power play is dead last in the conference, which gives the Badgers a decisive edge. The Badgers convert nearly 20 percent of all power plays.Another notable advantage goes in favor of Wisconsin, which is the least-penalized team in the conference, with less than 10 minutes per game. Minnesota State receives an average of more than 14 penalty minutes per game. That discrepancy in team discipline means that UW could receive a fair amount of time with a one-man advantage during the series.Wisconsin also has an edge in goaltending with three reliable goalies. Senior goaltender Meghan Horras has the best winning percentage of any goalie in the conference and splits time with junior goalie Christine Dufour and freshman Jessie Vetter.”I’m confident in all three of them,” Johnson said, “and I know all three of them can do the job if they’re called upon. … Dufour has been battling a bit of an injury, but she’s worked hard to come back.”Vetter was in goal last Saturday when she picked up her fourth win of the season to improve her record to 4-1. It was that victory that secured the Badgers’ WCHA championship, Johnson’s 100th career win and Vetter’s rookie of the week honors.”I’m just thankful I got the opportunity to play in that game,” Vetter said. “Every game I play, I just get more confident.””She’s doing well,” Johnson said. “Obviously she had to battle through mono to start the season … but she has come back and she played well against Minnesota. … She’s a very good goaltender and we knew that when she came [to Wisconsin].”Minnesota State’s starting goaltender, Britni Kehler, has a record of 10-10-2 and has a very good .928 save percentage. However, she has a mediocre goals against average, which indicates she sees a high number of shots every game.The Mavericks are led on offense by freshman forward Maggie Fisher, who has 15 goals and 21 points on the season. She and sophomore Kristina Bunker are the only players from Minnesota State in the top 32 point scorers in the conference.The puck drops at the Kohl Center Friday at 7 p.m.last_img read more


first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald PhotoHave you ever wondered why some of the simplest games are the most fun and enduring? How a game of cribbage — a game meant to help young children learn basic arithmetic — can become more heated than a Roger Clemens-Mike Piazza matchup? Or how Tecmo Super Bowl is still somehow the greatest football game ever created (just ask any of the Herald Sports staff), after almost 15 years of platform upgrades, graphic upgrades and audio upgrades (yet oddly enough, no upgrades to the expressions that John Madden uses in his games).No matter how fantastically realistic new video games become or how complex and engaging EverQuest and Dungeons and Dragons are (if you are a dweebus maximus, that is), there will always be a place in the world for games like Tecmo Super Bowl and cribbage.The same can be said for high school football.The NFL, while by far the most entertaining and successful professional sports league, lacks the emotion that is such an essential part of what football at its core really is. While the players play hard and the spotlight is as glaring as any in all of sports, the NFL really is cold. The stadiums are very high tech and customer friendly, but are also very antiseptic, with many bearing a closer resemblance to a sparkling dentist’s office than the monuments of school spirit found at the collegiate level.College sports, especially football, are best described in two words: pride and pageantry. The players often are just happy to be on the field in front of fans that roar much louder than any in the NFL, and they play for their school, not money. It is often referred to as pure. Sadly, that is not always the case, as recruiting violations, boosters handing over money to athletes and the plethora of players leaving school early for the NFL make the college game, while more emotional than its big brother, still way too commercial to be considered pure. Just look at the recent rule changes to attempt to make the college game more similar to the pro-style one.In the end, college teams pick the best of the best from the high school level to join the show, much like the NFL takes its pick of the collegiate litter to join their company.My high school didn’t field a football team, and I had only been to a couple of prep-level football games during my high school years, usually involving my brother’s school or the all-boys school next door, so there was always some kind of affiliation.However, two weeks ago, I was in a Cleveland suburb for a contest between the Cuyahoga Heights Redskins and the Rhodes High School Rams at quaint little Ralph Adams Stadium, dug into the ground and home field to the ‘Skins, a Division-VI (the smallest division, ordered by school population) powerhouse.Technically, I had blood ties to the Redskins, as my cousin’s husband was a coach on the team. But since I hadn’t spoken to my cousin in over 15 years, for all intents and purposes I was an unbiased spectator.To me, the game was little more than Red (Cuyahoga) vs. Blue (Rhodes), and boy, was it spectacular.The crowd of no more than 3,000 was boisterous and always supportive, filling the single-bleacher stand that stretched from 20-yard-line to 20-yard-line. Sitting 15 rows up in the bleachers on the right side of the press box, at about the 30, there was one fan who literally screamed what play the offense should run from beginning to end, calling himself coach Big Kahuna. You couldn’t help but smile.You couldn’t help but be impressed by the Red team’s quarterback, senior Matt Miller (all of 165 pounds when in full gear and soaked to the jockstrap), whose football-playing days ending will almost assuredly coincide with his high school’s final football game of the season, scramble for a tough six yards up the middle play after play and then let loose a strike 30 yards downfield to a wide open receiver.You also couldn’t help but be inspired by how the Blue team, which was obviously outclassed, made the game the most competitive 32-point blowout in the history of football.Talented but undisciplined, the Blue team, (from the inner region of the nation’s poorest city two of the last three years) gritted its way through the game, led by huge number 11, a quarterback that I affectionately referred to as Daunte.The team turned the ball over on downs on its first series and was close to falling behind 28-0 in the first quarter. However, the team showed spunk and managed a scoring drive, then after giving up a punt return for a touchdown, took a kickoff to the house, before limiting the militaristically in-synch Red squad to only 13 points the rest of the game, losing by a final score of 48-16. Amazing, considering they gave up more than that in the first 10 minutes.But alas, even as the most secluded and sheltered forest will eventually face the reality of fire and destruction, even the high school game is not as pure or innocent as it was. In the moments after the game, when “Let’s Get It Started” by the Black Eyed Peas was blaring out of the locker room, I caught wind that the coaches would be watching film until 4 a.m. that night, in preparation for the upcoming contest.I guess I just figured that kind of preparation was reserved for those coaches not working on teacher’s salaries. Sigh.Still, it was as close to pure, unadulterated football as you could find, with every play being the BCS and Super Bowl combined. It was beautiful. It was spectacular.It was football.For those purists out there who wish the NFL and college games were just like the old days, please contact Dave at dmcgrath@badgerherald.com.last_img read more


first_img Published on October 15, 2013 at 12:23 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ Colton Moskal has two talents on the football field that trump his other skills: his speed and his ability to diagnose plays.And in the Illinois state semifinals a year ago, he showcased both.On a third down, the Glenbard West guards pulled, leaving an opening at the line scrimmage. Moskal read the play and the Lake Zurich middle linebacker shot through the gap to deliver a hit.Fourth down.That explosiveness brought Moskal much recognition from the college football spectrum. After discussions with other Syracuse commits, he verbally committed to the Orange in June, becoming the fourth recruit in SU’s Class of 2014. He’s one of four linebackers expected to join the Orange next season, in addition to Parris Bennett, Zaire Franklin and soft-verbal commit Jason Cabinda.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRanked by Scout as the class’s No. 51 middle linebacker, the three-star recruit chose SU instead of offers from Minnesota, Cincinnati, Northern Illinois and others.“I felt more comfortable there with the coaches and the team already,” Moskal said. “Academics has a big role in my life, so it was definitely a big spot on my decision.”At 215 pounds, Moskal is smaller than all but four of Syracuse’s 12 current linebackers. But the notion of him being undersized compared to others at his position doesn’t concern Lake Zurich head coach Dave Proffitt.“I believe in this day and age, in college football as well as the professional level, size is not that big of a factor anymore,” Proffitt said. “Speed is what you need. Period. Yeah, size is great but if you can’t run, you ain’t going to play.”According to Rivals, Moskal runs a 4.58 40-yard dash, which would’ve ranked him in the top five at the 2013 NFL combine out of all participating linebackers — outside and inside.His highlight video on YouTube backs it up. The clips show Moskal’s bursts from the second level through holes at the line of scrimmage, and the subsequent throwing of quarterbacks and running backs to the ground.Ball carriers have little chance of escaping Moskal’s closing speed.“I don’t know how he moves so well at his size,” said Rodney Williams, a New Jersey safety who is also verbally committed to SU’s incoming class, in a text message. “He fits our class well… so the sky is the limit for us.”And if Moskal doesn’t penetrate the line, he can shed blocks and wrap up ball carriers in traffic.The highlight video even features some versatility — from Moskal charging in off the line to block a punt to running a post route to score a touchdown on a fake field goal.“Everything he does is good,” Proffitt said. “He can run. He’s very smart. He’s a good tackler.“His demeanor and his abilities will bring a lot to any program that he goes to.”A team captain for the 7-0 Bears, Moskal anchors a defense that has shut out three opponents and has allowed, on average, less than six points per game.Once Moskal wraps up his high school career, he’ll move on to Syracuse, where he’s unsure exactly how he’ll be utilized, but his speed will certainly be of use to the Orange.“I don’t know how they plan on using me,” Moskal said, “just as long as it helps the team win. Whether it’s linebacker blitzing or doing whatever, I’m willing to help the team and do what I can.” Commentslast_img read more


first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism alumna Jacki Wells Cisneros pledged $500,000 toward naming the assignment desk at Wallis Annenberg Hall last week.Giving back, Trojan style · Alumna Jacki Wells Cisneros has pledged $500,000 toward the naming of the assignment desk at the new Wallis Annenberg Hall, which will finish construction in fall 2014. – Photo courtesy of Gretchen Parker“We started talking about [the donation] over the summer,” said Diana O’Leary, the associate dean of External Relations at Annenberg School of Communication. “The gift was finalized in the fall. We recently reached out to her to ask her if she wouldn’t mind if we could do a press release on it not only to help celebrate and help recognize her generosity, but also to make a statement, too, about the importance of journalism today. To see all the people supporting it really is powerful and has a great impact.”O’Leary said Wells Cisneros wanted to give back to the journalism community because of her passion for the field. Wells Cisneros also won $266 million in the 2010 MegaMillions jackpot. According to Annenberg’s press release, since then she and her husband have made efforts to give back to their church and alma maters. They also established the Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation. Previously, Wells Cisneros has worked as a broadcast journalist at KCBS and KNBC in Los Angeles.“Jacki is passionate about a strong press corps, and about the importance of journalism in today’s society and its impact on democracy,” O’Leary said. “She loved working in the newsroom and she worked at the assignment desk. That combination of her passion for journalism and the opportunity to support something so tied to her roots was really magical [for her].”The assignment desk will be stationed at the Wallis Annenberg Hall, which will finish construction in fall 2014.“There is going to be an assignment desk, of which she will name the actual desk,” O’Leary said. “So when you or when someone’s running on deadline you will be at the Jacki and Gilbert Cisneros assignment desk and you will report into the Jacki and Gilbert Cisneros assignment desk.”Serena Cha, professor of professional practice and director of Annenberg TV News, said she is excited about the donation and how it will impact Annenberg and its students. Cha will also begin her tenure as the executive director of the Annenberg Media Center for Wallis Annenberg Hall next fall.“The [Jacki and Gilbert] Cisneros assignment desk will be the most visible focal point for news gathering and timely interaction in our new Media Center,” Cha said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “Wells Cisneros is sharing her passion for strong journalism and, with her husband, supporting future generations by establishing a dynamic hub where students will connect with the world, find great stories and discover new ways to communicate.”Cha remembered working with Wells Cisneros in local TV news. In an email to the Daily Trojan, Cha recalled answering a call from a news manager and recommending hiring Wells Cisneros immediately.“Jacki had the proven ability to excel in a newsroom under intense deadline pressure,” Cha said.O’Leary said she was “absolutely thrilled” when Wells Cisneros first approached her with interest in donating.“I think it will have a very powerful impact on our school, on our journalism program and the students,” O’Leary said. “Journalism is a field that is discussed in terms of disruption and what’s going to happen to it, and investments like this from our community leaders show that strong journalism is alive and well, and is worthy of their support.”last_img read more