Today marks the beginning of the third annual “Fighting Irish, Fighting Hunger” food drive kicks off this week, which will last through Sept. 29. Anne Kolaczyk, chairperson of “Fighting Irish, Fighting Hunger,” said the drive began in 2010 under the name of “Holy Cross Harvest.” “It combined all the small food drives held by departments into one,” she said. “We collected about 600 pounds of food and about $2,500 in cash donations.” The drive was originally envisioned as a joint effort between the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross, but has since been converted to a Notre Dame drive, Kolaczyk said. She said the drive was re-named “Fighting Irish, Fighting Hunger” this year to reflect that. “The name reflects Notre Dame’s unique effort, but we are still part of the ‘Holy Cross Harvest’ food drive,” she said. “We also moved the date of the drive to September to coordinate with Hunger Action month.” Kolaczyk said the drive’s new time has allowed for the committee to use different fundraising techniques to target visitors on campus, as well as faculty and staff. “There will be a special collection in the Basilica the weekend of the Michigan State game,” she said. “Also, there will be donation jars at Food Service locations, and students attending the Blackhawks scrimmage on campus will be asked to bring a food item.” Kolaczyk said all the food donations will go to United Way, which has a coalition of local food pantries. “The money will be divided between the Food Bank of Northern Indiana and People Gotta Eat, a United Way organization,” she said. “United Way has a donor who is willing to match our monetary donation.” Kolaczyk said that the last food drive was in Feb. 2013. “People were very generous eight and nine months ago, and we felt it was important to have another drive now,” she said. “We didn’t want people to forget about us.” The demand for donations is very high, especially in Northern Indiana, Kolaczyk said. “A lot of kids depend on free breakfast and lunch at school because there’s not enough food at home,” she said. “Everything we get is needed.” According to a 2010 state report prepared for Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, Inc., 80 percent of Indiana food pantries have experienced an increase in the number of clients since 2006. “Many emergency food providers turn people away because they do not have enough food,” the report said. “29 percent of pantries, 11 percent of kitchens and 42 percent of shelters reported turning away clients during the previous year.” Donation barrels are located around campus. Check fightinghunger.nd.edu for more information.
Devanne Jonesby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday, Sumner County Sheriff deputies apprehended an Arlington man suspected of shooting and killing his estranged wife in Arlington, Texas.Devanne Jones, 36, of Arlington is currently in Sumner County jail awaiting extradition back to his home where he is expected to be charged with murder.Jones surrendered in Kansas hours after Arlington police say he shot Latoya Alexander, a 35-year-old mother, on Sunday morning at their home according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by the Arlington Star-Telegram.Jones then drove more than 340 miles north before stopping at the G4 Plaza convenience store, east of South Haven, on the U.S. 166 exit. Sumner County Sheriff Darren Chambers said he called 911 after having what appeared to be a change of heart. The dispatcher told Arlington detectives that she stayed on the line with Jones and the store clerk until deputies arrived to arrest him.Â According to the Star-Telegram, Jones told Kansas authorities that he had a pistol with him in his car. He was arrested without incident.The shooting occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday in Arlington when police received word of a shooting. When they arrived, officers found a 2012 Chevolet Impala with its headlights on and the engine running in the driveway at the home on Jupiter Drive. Multiple bullet holes could be seen in the driverâ€™s side front window and the front and rear door handles were missing, according to the affidavit.Officers broke out several windows to get inside the car and found a woman who appeared to be dead from multiple gunshot wounds.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Redress · 331 weeks ago Good discussion Report Reply 0 replies · active 331 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
BARCELONA, Spain (AP):Atletico Madrid substitute Luciano Vietto scored a late goal to snatch a 1-1 draw against crosstown rivals Real Madrid yesterday, denying Rafa Benitez’s side the chance to reclaim the Spanish league lead.Karim Benzema gave Madrid a great start with his league-leading sixth goal to quiet the Vicente Calderon crowd just nine minutes into the match, and goalkeeper Keylor Navas protected that advantage by saving Antoine Griezmann’s penalty in the 22nd minute.But as Madrid settled for defending instead of seeking a second goal to seal the win, Atletico pushed forward and Vietto poked in a cross from fellow substitute Jackson Martinez that the goalie couldn’t handle in the 83rd.”We had the win in our hands,” Navas said. “This isn’t the result we wanted, but it’s a point and we have to value it. We committed a mistake and in these games errors are paid for dearly.”SQUANDERED OPPORTUNITYStill unbeaten, Madrid squandered the opportunity to overtake Villarreal at the top of the standings after the leader lost 1-0 at Levante earlier.Madrid were left one point behind in second place, level on points with Celta Vigo in third and Barcelona in fourth after the defending champions’ 2-1 loss at Sevilla on Saturday.Diego Simeone’s Atletico remained in fifth place, three points off Vilarreal’s pace.”We snatched a point, and tried to get the win, but it wasn’t to be,” the 21-year-old Vietto said after his first goal for Atletico since transferring from Villareal following his breakout last season.
Donegal North East TD Charlie McConalogue has described the Government’s stimulus plan as ‘extremely disappointing for Donegal’.He said the plan fails to provide any new funding for road projects in Donegal, including the A5, and there will be no new funding for school building projects in Donegal under the plan. In addition to this, the two new primary care centres in Donegal are not guaranteed, as it seems they will be subject to further HSE agreement.And there was no mention at all of the Twin Towns by-pass. Deputy McConalogue commented: “There has been great fanfare surrounding the announcement of the government’s stimulus package this week but unfortunately it seems that this was little more than a shameless PR stunt. At best, we are only seeing the re-announcement of building projects that were originally announced by the previous Government but stopped by Fine Gael and Labour over the past year.“Once again, Donegal has been sidelined in this announcement. There will be no new roads or new schools for Donegal. The plan includes 35 primary care centres, 2 of which are in Donegal town & Dungloe. However the fine print clearly states that only 20 of these will actually be built and only if local GPs agree. There is no guarantee if and when the centres in Donegal will be built.“This plan provides little comfort to 20,073 people in Donegal who are currently on the Live Register. There will be very few new jobs in Donegal or in any part of the country for at least two years. The earliest we will see any of these projects commence is 2014, with some work scheduled for 2017 and beyond.“This stimulus announcement will go nowhere towards filling the gap left by the massive cuts in capital expenditure in Donegal and across the country announced by this Government last November. Overall the Government should at least maintain capital expenditure at 2011 levels. Even with their new stimulus programme, they will not achieve this,” said Deputy McConalogue. DONEGAL LEFT OUT OF THE LOOP AGAIN IN ‘STIMULUS’ – McCONALOGUE was last modified: July 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)