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Candice Bergen & Alan Alda Become B’way’s Newest Pen Pals in Love Letters

first_imgLove was in the air on November 13, when stage and screen stars Alan Alda and Candice Bergen became the two newest celebrities to step into A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters on Broadway! The moving play features a rotating cast of guest stars, and the pair were thrilled to officially become Broadway pen pals. After the show, Alda and Bergen headed to swanky New York City restaurant Brasserie 8 1/2 to celebrate. Check out this Hot Shot from the exciting evening, then see Alda and Bergen in Love Letters through December 18 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre! Love Letters Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014 View Commentslast_img

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TWA Flight 800 Exposé Takes Off at Stony Brook Film Festival

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York In the opening minutes of Kristina Borjesson’s devastating new documentary on the fate of TWA Flight 800, one of the eyewitnesses who saw the crash unfold points to the horizon and tells the camera, “All of a sudden I see something rise up from those trees over there!”As many Long Islanders will never forget, the sun had barely set that perfect July day and the twilight sky was clear. The jet airliner had just taken off from JFK International Airport with 230 people on board headed for Paris when it suddenly exploded 10 miles off East Moriches.Now, on the 17th anniversary of the July 17, 1996 tragedy, one of America’s most controversial aviation investigations takes the spotlight at the Stony Brook Film Festival.“With the festival being less than 20 miles from the memorial site [on Fire Island at Smith Point], I felt we were the perfect venue for this film,” says Alan Inkles, founder and director of the film festival now in its 18th year. He saw an early version of TWA Flight 800 in the spring, calling it both personal and universal at the same time. “I was extremely taken by both the subject matter and its exceptional work as a film,” he says.“We feel that this is very much a Long Island story,” says Borjesson, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, who wrote, directed and co-produced the film. “There are a lot of eyewitnesses who live on Long Island, and we felt it was appropriate to have a screening where everybody there could see it, and it would get attention.”As she tells the Long Island Press, almost a hundred people, all unrelated and in different locations along the South Shore, saw the entire incident, from the moment streaks of light shot from the surface and intersected the jetliner to when the plane burst into a fireball and plummeted into the Atlantic Ocean.The government’s official explanation is that one of the fuel tanks onboard caught fire when an electrical wire supposedly short-circuited. But as six former members of the investigation’s team who finally broke their silence to appear in public reveal in this emotionally riveting film, that explanation just doesn’t fly—and they hope it never will again.This documentary premieres July 17 on the EPIX cable network, a joint venture of Viacom, MGM and Lionsgate, available through Verizon FiOS and the DISH Network. It will get its Festival premiere screening on July 20 at 3 p.m., followed by a panel discussion with Borjesson and Tom Stalcup, a physicist in Massachusetts who devoted his life to unlocking the truth about what happened after seeing an animation of the crash that the CIA had produced which he found unscientific and unbelievable. Jeff Sagansky, a former president of CBS Broadcasting, where Borjesson once worked, is executive producer.After TWA Flight 800 exploded off Fire Island, investigators collected its damaged parts from the ocean floor and reassembled the Boeing 747 in a hangar at Calverton Airport in Riverhead. (Photos courtesy EPIX)“This is the first documentary on TWA Flight 800 that deals strictly with firsthand sources, people who handled the evidence, with the exception of Tom,” she says. Among the key members of the original investigation team who came forward to speak in this documentary are Hank Hughes, senior accident investigator for TWA now retired; Bob Young, chief accident investigator for TWA now retired; and James Speer, the Air Line Pilot Association’s representative/investigator, also retired. “They’re experts and they know what they’re talking about,” Borjesson says.EVIDENCE TAMPERINGAs reports of this documentary’s forensic assertions started to trickle out to the media in the weeks leading up to the premiere, James Kallstrom, the retired head of the FBI’s New York office, and others have started pushing back, hard.Kallstrom had become the public face of the 1996 inquiry once the FBI declared it a “criminal investigation” and took it over from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which routinely handles domestic aviation accidents. In the documentary, the civilian investigators say they found holes in parts of the fuselage that FBI agents wouldn’t let them photograph as well as traces of nitrates on parts of the plane that the bureau wouldn’t let them test independently. They reported agents were hammering parts of the plane flat and changing evidence tags on debris. Just as tellingly, Speer found that an underwater video taken of the recovery effort was expurgated and he was rebuffed when he asked to see the original version, which would have helped investigators reconstruct the timeline of the crash.Now back in the media glare, Kallstrom has tried a multi-pronged approach. He said the evidence cited in the documentary was recycled and discredited—a false claim as the documentary makes unmistakably clear—and he questioned the investigators’ motives.“If they were so committed…why did they wait until they retired?” he asked news outlets.“They didn’t wait,” counters Borjesson adamantly. “They spoke up. And Jim Speer…almost got himself kicked off the investigation twice…. After TWA Flight 800, Hank was relegated to [investigating] minor accidents. He was punished for what he did. Kallstrom doesn’t mention that!”Ironically, the night of the crash, Borjesson, whose husband is French, had gone to bed early after sending her 11-year-old son off on an Air France flight to Paris to see his relatives. She’d just finished wrapping up a show for CBS Reports on Fidel Castro and went home exhausted.She was woken up out of a deep sleep by a phone call at 9 p.m.“My neighbor says, ‘Was that your son’s plane that just went down?’” Borjesson recalls. “And for a minute, I felt what those victims’ family members were feeling. I will never forget that feeling.”Her son’s plane had departed five minutes behind Flight 800. The next day when she went to work, she was assigned to cover the TWA crash, launching her on the long, turbulent journey that will bring her to Stony Brook later this month to reveal what her years of investigative journalism have found.In one scene of the new documentary, shot inside the Cradle of Aviation Museum, two retired aviation accident investigators join physicist Tom Stalcup to air their doubts.Once the FBI took over the inquiry, they wouldn’t let the NTSB investigators interview the eyewitnesses as they normally would have in a typical airline crash follow-up. And the media, from the New York Times to NBC News, swallowed what officials were pushing: that the witnesses “were not credible.”“You have high-ranking sources [in the government] giving you the inside scoop,” Borjesson says of her former colleagues in the Fourth Estate. “But the inside scoop is bullet points of their agenda…. All these high-level people are just telling you what they want you to think because they already have an outcome in mind.”For her film, which cost about $500,000 to make, Borjesson wanted to question William Perry, who was Secretary of Defense in 1996, because “we think the Secretary of Defense has knowledge that is pertinent to this event.” He declined to participate, as did the man who appointed him to the post, President Bill Clinton.Over the years some people have speculated that what the witnesses saw were missiles possibly fired by Navy vessels. The documentary will not go there.Borjesson said her collaborator, Tom Stalcup, “doesn’t want to go one millimeter further than the evidence, the math and the facts will take him.”And that’s why she would not use the word “missile” in her documentary.“We call them ‘objects’ for a reason,” Borjesson says. “We want the official investigation reopened so they can be identified.”With that goal in mind, the investigators cited in the film have filed a petition for reconsideration with the NTSB, as well as another lawsuit against the CIA. Stalcup had obtained heavily redacted documents from the CIA in his lawsuit filed several years ago, which shows CIA analysts taking the eyewitness reports and apparently concocting a scenario to explain that hundreds of people on Long Island did not see what they said they saw.Now everyone can judge for themselves—something the NTSB may be dreading.The Stony Brook Film Festival will show a mix of new independent features, documentaries and short films at the Staller Center from July 18 to July 27. Besides TWA Flight 800, other domestic and foreign films will be premiered and indie filmmaker Christine Vachon, whose feature Boys Don’t Cry won an Academy Award for actress Hilary Swank, will be presented with a career achievement award. Vachon has recently joined the Stony Brook Southampton Arts faculty. For more info, call 631-632-2787 or visit read more

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CBM extension needed to avoid litigation during recovery

first_img continue reading » CUNA supports bipartisan Senate efforts to extend the Covered Business Method (CBM) review program at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), it wrote to Sens. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) Tuesday. The Senators support efforts to extend the CBM program, which is scheduled to expire Sept. 15.The CBM program was created by Congress in 2012 (part of the American Invents Act (AIA)) to help cut back on a large increase in business method patent litigation driven largely by Non-Practicing Entities asserting low-quality business method patents. The program allows the USPTO to review whether the patent in question should have been granted in the first place.“The program has been working. A recent study by the Perryman Group found the AIA and its collective review programs have ‘saved U.S. jobs and helped drive substantial economic gains over the past decade’ including an estimated $2.95 billion in GDP growth between 2014-2019,’” the letter reads. “Compared to other court proceedings, the USPTO provides a process which takes less time to reach a decision, costs less to use and operate, and leverages a pool of over 200 judges with specialized patent experience.”The letter also cites recent data referenced by the Government Accountability Office that some patent owners are waiting for the CBM to expire to assert patents. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Acquisition strategy pays off for Ashtenne

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Indonesia exports 2.2 tons of tuna from Maluku to Japan

first_imgIndonesia exported 2.2 tons of tuna from Maluku to Japan on Sunday in a bid to boost the fishing industry in the region.At a ceremony commemorating the export, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo said the export was a sign of the central government’s efforts to boost fishery in Maluku.”I also thank the Maluku administration for its tireless efforts to improve its ocean resources,” Edhy said on Sunday.During the ceremony, Edhy handed a hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) certificate to PT. Maluku Prima Makmur, the company exporting the tuna.”This certificate indicates that the company has obtained a feasibility processing certificate [sertifikat kelayakan pengolahan-SKP] and has implemented good manufacturing practices and sanitation standard operating procedures,” he said.Read also: Vietnamese-flagged illegal fishing vessel caught in North Natuna SeaEdhy said the central government would work hard to support the Maluku fishing industry so that the region could be categorized as a national fishing grounds, as the residents wished.Maluku has been striving to improve its fishing Industry. In 2019, the region exported US$ 14.8 million worth of fish. In June, 123 fishers of a fishery on Buru Island, Maluku, were certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) with the ecolabel, which indicates that the associations’ catch meets international best practices for sustainable fishing. With the award, they became the first handline yellowfin tuna fishery in the world, and the second recipient in Indonesia, to be certified with the MSC credentials.As per July 2020, Indonesia has exported 6,278 tons of fish consisting of tuna, shrimps, and decapterus worth $34.6 million. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

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Carol Jean Daugherty

first_imgCarol Jean Daugherty, 76, of Iowa Park, Texas, passed away at her home on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.She was born on February 23, 1941 to James and Margie (Smith) Burress in Dearborn County , Indiana.Carol was a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School (Class of 1959) and lived her life in Florida and Texas.She was a loving, caring, gentle person to all and a compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to many. Her passing is an enormous loss for those who knew and loved her. Carol loved to sew, crochet, read books, shopping, restaurants, collecting recipes and trying new cuisines. Carol loved riding motorcycles, and shared that passion with her husband and friends. Carol had a special love for animals, like her miniature donkeys, horse, dogs and cats.Carol is survived by her husband, William Daugherty of Iowa Park, Texas; daughters Nickie (Donald) Woodworth of Jacksonville, FL. and Tanya (Anthony) Baker of Iowa Park, Texas; grandson, Ethan Baker; step daughter, April (Wayne) Myers, step son, Kevin (Amber) Daugherty, step grandchildren, Gracie Myers, William Myers and Brad Daugherty.She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Margie E. Burress, and a brother, Donald Burress.Visitation will be held Monday, April 17, 2017 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Graveside services will be held at 12:30 pm at the Rising Sun Cemetery with Pastor Jim Jenkins officiating.Burial will take place in the Rising Sun New Cemetery.Online condolences can be given at read more

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US World Cup winner gives birth to first child

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?San Francisco Runner Makes Art With GPS-Tracking7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers United States star Alex Morgan has given birth to her first child.Advertisement The Orlando Pride player revealed she and husband Servando Carrasco, a former LA Galaxy midfielder, welcomed a girl, Charlie Elena Carrasco, into the world on Thursday.“At 1130am on May 7 weighing 8lbs5oz, Charlie Elena Carrasco made her grand entrance into the world,” Morgan posted on Twitter.US World Cup winner Alex Morgan gives birth to first childRead Also: Manchester United keep vigil on La Liga star“She made us wait longer than expected, but I should have known she would do it her way and her way only. My super moon baby.”As well as winning two World Cups, Morgan is also an Olympic gold medallist from the 2012 Games in London.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Striker Morgan announced she was pregnant in October, just three months after helping the USA retain their Women’s World Cup title.last_img read more

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Gustin leads late, takes Night of 1,000 Stars checkers

first_imgBy Ryan ClarkBRITT, Iowa (Aug. 13) – An 83 minute rain delay was the first of many unexpected twists during the Night of 1,000 Stars at Hancock County Speedway.What seemed like a guaranteed payday for Ryan Ruter ended with a pair of broken rear axles in the 50-lap feature event for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds. That allowed Richie Gustin to steal the spotlight late as he drove to his first win in the annual event.Ruter took the lead from Corey Dripps on the sixth circuit and then built a straightaway lead when the mandatory caution slowed action on lap 25.After the 10 minute stop for drivers and crews to make adjustments to their cars on the front stretch, Ruter picked up where he left off when racing resumed.Ruter’s advantage was nearly half a lap when misfortune struck and he slowed to a stop on the front stretch with 43 laps complete.Benji LaCrosse, who had battled Hunter Marriott through much of the second half of the event, assumed the point on the restart.Following another stoppage one lap later, Gustin, who qualified through a B feature and started 17th, restarted in second and quickly pressured LaCrosse for the lead.Contact between the frontrunners with two laps to go left LaCrosse stopped in the middle of turns one and two while Gustin was able to continue. He inherited the lead for the green, white, checkered finish.Jeremy Mills, who started 24th, chased Gustin over the final two circuits, however he came up less than a car-length short at the line as Gustin sealed the win.Troy Swearingen started last in the 25-car field and came home third ahead of Iowa Modified Speedweek point leader Joel Rust. Dripps ran fifth.“This is big,” said Gustin. “We’ve won Super Nationals and the Harris Clash. Now to win this event means a lot.”For his efforts, Gustin took home a $3,600 winner’s share. In addition to $3,500 for the victory, he earned $100 in lap money. It also earned him a spot on the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Ruter earned a $1,000 bonus for leading at halfway.Jason Minnehan held off late pressure from David Smith to score the win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car headliner.Kris Zuhlsdorf made a late pass on Shane Swanson to race to victory in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Cody Nielsen led wire-to-wire to win the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature.A total of 152 IMCA drivers signed in to compete Saturday night, including 66 Modifieds.Iowa Modified Speedweek comes to a close on Sunday with the Night of 10,000 Stars on the Hancock County oval. Hot laps are at 3 p.m. with racing to follow.The event will be broadcast on IMCA.TV.Modified resultsFeature – 1. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 2. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 3. Troy Swearingen, Forest City; 4. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 5. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; 6. Jason Fisher, Lakefield, Minn.; 7. Tyler Prochaska, Iowa Falls; 8. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.; 9. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 10. Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; 11. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha; 12. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 13. Josh Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn.; 14. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 15. Aaron Krohn, Slayton, Minn.; 16. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee, Wis.; 17. Racer Hulin, Laurel; 18. Scott Olson, Blairsburg; 19. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; 20. Mark Noble, Blooming Prairie, Minn.; 21. Josh Ruby, Lakota; 22. Tim Ward, Harcourt; 23. Brian Mullen, Seymour, Wis.; DQ Kelly Shryock, Fertile; DQ Chris Abelson, Sioux City.First heat (top two) – 1. LaCrosse; 2. Fisher; 3. Ward; 4. Swearingen; 5. Mark Elliott, Webster City; 6. Rogotzke; 7. Mike Hansen, Dickinson, N.D.; 8. Mike Mashl, De Pere, Wis.; 9. Tom Berry Jr., Boone; 10. Steve Reynolds, Springfield, S.D.; 11. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.Second heat – 1. Ruter; 2. Rust; 3. Dotson; 4. Ruby; 5. Mike Mullen; 6. Jim Mathieson, Sioux City; 7. Adam Larson, Ankeny; 8. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; 9. Ben Kraus, Britt; 10. Cody Knecht, Whittemore; 11. Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee, Wis.Third heat – 1. Marriott; 2. Krohn; 3. Ricky Thornton Jr., Harcourt; 4. David Brown, Kellogg; 5. Gretz; 6. Kyle Brown, State Center; 7. Austin Wolf, Algona; 8. Brad Theys, Kewaunee, Wis.; 9. Clint Wendel, Mason City; 10. Shawn Bearce, Hinton.Fourth heat – 1. Dripps; 2. Prochaska; 3. Eric Dailey, Armstrong; 4. Rob Rose, Dallas Center; 5. Jeremy Mills; 6. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 7. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; 8. Andrew Schroeder, Keswick; 9. Stacey Mills, Webb; 10. Travis Peterson, Mapleton, Minn.; 11. Jeff Larson, Lakefield, Minn.Fifth heat – 1. Olson; 2. Brian Mullen; 3. Richie Gustin; 4. Hulin; 5. Jon Snyder, Ames; 6. Josh Long, Little Suamico, Wis.; 7. Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay, Wis.; 8. Jason Briese, Cleghorn; 9. Shawn Ritter, Keystone; 10. Jeff Coon, Elysian, Minn.; 11. Garry Hall, Rochester, Minn.Sixth heat – 1. Noble; 2. Laney; 3. Jimmy Gustin; 4. Mark Joski, Denmark, Wis.; 5. Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas; 6. Ben Chukuske, Sherburn; 7. Todd Stinehart, Waseca, Minn.; 8. Tim Pessek, Hutchinson, Minn.; 9. Nate Hughes, Indianola; 10. Larry Hall, Rochester, Minn.First B feature (top three) – 1. Ward; 2. Richie Gustin; 3. Gretz; 4. Jerovetz; 5. Thornton; 6. Hansen; 7. Wolf; 8. Stone; 9. Ritter; 10. Snyder; 11. Wendel; 12. Berry; 13. Garry Hall; 14. Elliott.Second B feature – 1. Mike Mullen; 2. Laney; 3. Dotson; 4. Joski; 5. Rose; 6. Kraus; 7. Peterson; 8. Pessek; 9. Lemmens; 10. Strickler; 11. Schroeder; 12. Larson; 13. Larry Hall; 14. Chukuske.Third B feature – 1. Hulin; 2. Krohn; 3. Rogotzke; 4. Theys; 5. Mashl; 6. Swearingen; 7. Long; 8. Coon; 9. Reynolds; 10. Bearce; 11. Kyle Brown; 12. Briese; 13. David Brown.Fourth B feature – 1. Ruby; 2. Jimmy Gustin; 3. Jeremy Mills; 4. Dailey; 5. Hatlestad; 6. Stinehart; 7. Stacey Mills; 8. Knecht; 9. Hughes; 10. Mathieson; 11. Mari; 12. Melton; 13. Larson.last_img read more

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Twisters Notch Victory Over Wildcats

first_imgOldenburg Academy’s Boys Tennis Team traveled to Brookville tonight to face Franklin County High School.Varsity Results-OA wins by a team score of 4-1.#1 Singles: Jack Stirn (FC) defeats Michael Wanstrath (OA) in 2 sets (6-3, 6-4)#2 Singles: Jon Grieshop (OA) defeats Kurt Oetzel (FC) in 2 sets (6-1,6-3)#3 Singles: Drew Wagner (OA) defeats Brant Ertel (FC) in 2 sets (6-3, 6-0)#1 Doubles: Jacob Sheets/Patrick Thompson (OA) defeat Lonnie Schwartz/Evan McMillin (FC) in 2 sets (6-2, 6-1)#2 Doubles: Riley Schebler/Ethan Back (OA) defeat Will Wade/Landen Wuestefeld (FC) in 2 sets (6-1, 6-1)OA’s varsity record improves to 6-1 on the season.In JV 8 game pro set action,Will Yunger (OA) defeats Nick Wendel (FC) by a score of 8-0Henry Meyer (OA) defeats Travis Schwartz (FC) by a score of 8-4Nate Geis (OA) defeats Tanner Weartz (FC) by a score of 8-0Courtesy of Twisters Coach Dave Back and Wildcats Coach Dylan Little..last_img read more

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Pieters fit for Tigers clash

first_img “They would not take any risk for the Chelsea game, I was in that much pain it was too much of a risk to play.” In his absence fellow summer signing Marc Muniesa filled in despite primarily being a centre-back and Pieters is not taking re-selection for granted. “Marc did really well and I am very proud of him. We came to Stoke together and I know it was difficult for him because he didn’t play many matches,” he told “But when he played against Chelsea it was good for him and good for the team. “I want to play as well, but if the manager chooses from me or Marc, it is no problem.” The Dutchman missed Saturday’s victory over Chelsea because of the problem but insists he is ready to return at the KC Stadium. “I am good again now and am ready to go if I am selected of course,” he said. Press Associationcenter_img Stoke defender Erik Pieters has declared himself fit for this weekend’s trip to Hull after a groin injury.last_img read more

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