April Cornell

18 Jul 19
The College Fix

Jury will evaluate Quinnipiac’s destruction of evidence, application of different standards by sex.

18 Jul 19
Blogfinger

  a. The OG Bakery has taken up some of the Nagle’s slack, serving a wide variety of baked snacks as well as sandwiches.  Go check their lunch and snack menu.  We did a taste test of their coffee and found it to be excellent.  They offer cappuccinos and lattes too. b.  The new bagel […]

18 Jul 19
WISHTV.com
BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85. A Red Sox spokesman confirmed the death Wednesday night, and the team observed a moment of silence before its game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Green, who was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2018, had been living in California. A speedy but light-hitting utilityman, Green brought baseball’s segregation era to an end of sorts when he took the field against the Chicago White Sox on July 21, 1959 — more than a dozen years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Boston Red Sox’s Elijah “Pumpsie” Green poses in April 1959 for a photo (location not known). (AP Photo/Harold Filan) Green joined the team on a lengthy road trip and had played nine games before taking the field at Fenway Park for the first time. Green said this year in an interview with NESN, the Red Sox TV network, that he remembered receiving a standing ovation when he came to the plate, batting leadoff. “It was heart-warming and nerve-wracking,” he told reporters in 1997, when he returned to Boston to take part in ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of Robinson’s debut. “But I got lucky: I hit a triple off the left-center fence.” Green didn’t have Hall of Fame talent like Robinson, or Larry Doby, an All-Star who was the first black player in the American League. The Red Sox infielder reached the majors as a role player, just once playing more than 88 games, and never hitting more than six homers or batting better than .278. Green played parts of four seasons with the Red Sox before finishing his five-year career with the New York Mets, batting .246 overall with a total of 13 homers and 74 RBIs. Elijah “Pumpsie Green (right), an infielder who was recalled from the Minneapolis Farm club to join the Boston Red Sox, is given some friendly tips in July 1959 by Ted Williams in Chicago. (AP Photo/Ed Maloney) But his first appearance in a Boston uniform ended baseball’s ugliest chapter, and the fact that it took the Red Sox so long left a stain on the franchise it is still trying to erase. A few days after Green was called up, the Red Sox added Earl Wilson, a black pitcher. Green said there was an informal quota system that required teams to have an even number of black players so they would have someone to room with on the road. There were few blacks in the clubhouse, the offices or the Boston stands, Green said in ’97. “Most of the time it was just me,” he said. “It was almost an oddity when you saw a black person walking around the stands.” But unlike Robinson, Green said, he received no death threats. “It was mostly insults,” he said. “But you can get those at any ballpark at any time,” he said. “I learned to tune things out.” Green returned to northern California and worked as a counselor at Berkeley High School before retiring in the 1990s. The Red Sox honored him again before a game in 2009, but he was unable to attend the ceremony in 2018 when he was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame. Upon his return to Fenway, he noticed that things had improved, but he still saw work to be done. “Baseball still has its problems, and so does society,” Green said. “I don’t believe things are that much better in baseball or society. Hopefully, it will be shortly.” A brother, Cornell Green, was a star safety for the Dallas Cowboys.
17 Jul 19
PEOPLE.com

Today show meteorologist and co-anchor Dylan Dreyer is expecting her second son after experiencing a miscarriage this past winter

17 Jul 19
PEOPLE.com

“By putting my story out there, I feel like the thousands of prayers and good wishes we received really made a difference,” Dylan Dreyer tells PEOPLE

17 Jul 19
saintandrewstwinflame

GREETINGS SWEETCHEEKS – Still a little FREAKED out over clones ? I know I am still a little, WHILST we were saving EARTH – new things were being invented it’s about that time to do an update on some tech. LIVE: Berlin to witness last partial Moon eclipse of this year #EngineeringToday #SpaceX #NASA SpaceX […]

17 Jul 19
Newsy Today

The former US Court of Justice, John Paul Stevens, died on Tuesday at the age of 99 when he had difficulties from a stroke. >> Read more trending news Stevens was the third judge of the Supreme Court serving longer in the history of the court, appointed by President Gerald Ford in 1975. He retired […]

17 Jul 19
Queens in the Middle Ages

Whew! I just updated the bibliography and it’s impressive. I’ve copied it below, broken out by category so you can skim easily. This follows the organization of the links to pages on the website, and you can see that the scholars of early modern queenship were particularly busy this past year. I am sure that […]

16 Jul 19
CauseACTION Clarion

Alfred Hitchcock may have been predicting the future in his movie “The Birds,” with bird-against-human attacks apparently becoming more common as people encroach on their natural habitats, according to wildlife experts.  Red-winged blackbirds appear to be a major culprit, reports The Wall Street Journal, with people reporting that the songbirds have been divebombing or slamming […]

15 Jul 19
Silver Screen Guide

Daniel Craig’s new Bond film comes out next year, so make sure you’re caught up on all 25 films with this in-depth guide to the 007 James Bond franchise

15 Jul 19
Newsy Today

Stephen Vedder used safe seats beside lakes near his home Marlborough, Mass. In this spring, after years of convergence with an ornery neighbor, these tranquil journeys ended. He began to block the back of the head. Subsequently, Mr Vedder was canceled. Then clawed. The quilt was the red wing black lane. More than 250 million […]

15 Jul 19
Current School News

India Summer Programs – India, also known as the Republic of India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the […]