18 Jan
2021

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Salute If/Then’s Josh

first_img 2. Chris, Miss Saigon—19% Who wouldn’t want to be the moon to this GI’s sunlight? Chris may be transferred soon from his station in the West End to Broadway, and we certainly can’t wait to welcome this sergeant home. 3. Joseph Cable, South Pacific—17% Lietenant Cable has some baggage that he has to get over before all that “happy talk” on Bali Ha’i, not to mention malaria, but a man who can croon “Younger Than Springtime” will win us over every time. Fleet Week is drawing to a close, and, sadly, that means considerably less sailors roaming the streets of New York. Still, each of us should always be grateful for the men and women who have served our country. This Memorial Day weekend, we asked you to pick your favorite Broadway man in uniform. Sure, they may be fictional, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pay tribute to them!  1. Josh, If/Then—23% Hey, kid! Josh has double the storylines, so that means extra love from fans. Depending on who you ask (either Liz or Beth), things don’t always turn out as planned, but we still salute this Army doctor, played by Broadway.com video blogger James Snyder.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

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20 Sep
2020

Everton boss Roberto Martinez defends Swansea over managerial transition

first_img The South Wales club have earned a reputation for being well-run under chairman Hew Jenkins, who appointed Martinez back in 2007, but appeared to lose their way briefly after Monk was dismissed in early December. A fruitless trip to South America failed to persuade Marcelo Bielsa to move to the Barclays Premier League and under Alan Curtis’s caretaker stint they picked up just five points from six matches before finally appointing former Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin as head coach on Monday. Everton manager Roberto Martinez has defended former club Swansea over accusations they sacked Garry Monk without a plan for his replacement. “If you are asking me what way of managing is more effective it is when you have continuity,” said the Toffees boss. “In the modern game we are inclined to chop and change and not have too much of a path for teams to develop. “I think it is a real shame but I am sure it will turn around and go back to the most effective manner, which is supporting a manager and understanding how difficult winning games on a consistent basis is.” Martinez’s Everton have shown just how difficult it is to win regularly in the league. They have just one victory in the last nine matches, having scored in the 90th minute and then conceded an equaliser in the eighth minute of stoppage time twice – against Bournemouth and last weekend at Chelsea. As a result the Toffees boss will not take their struggling opponents for granted. “We know they are going to be really difficult and a dangerous team and we will have to be at our very best just to cope with the effect a new manager can have in the dressing room,” he added. Criticism was beginning to grow around the way the transition had been handled, but Martinez felt the Swans approached it in the right way. “I wouldn’t agree that you have to follow a plan in order to change a manager,” he said ahead of Sunday’s visit of his former club. “It was an honest decision which they felt they needed to make and then went into a process to try to identify the new man. “I don’t think that is wrong. I feel it is wrong when you are in your job and you feel the club is moving actively to replace the man who is taking the team to win a game. “If you are asking me I prefer a football club who identify a problem, act and then move into step two. “I don’t think it is correct from a human values point of view that you replace a manager before you get rid of the current one – I don’t think that is right at all.” Four men have been in charge of Swansea in less than two years – Michael Laudrup, Monk, Curtis and now Guidolin. Martinez believes that may have contributed to them struggling in the Premier League this season. Press Associationlast_img read more

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20 Sep
2020

Man Accused of Violating Emergency Order, Ramming Deputy’s Car for Marijuana Run

first_imgA Palm Beach County man decided to break Florida’s stay-at-home order Monday night to visit a friend and smoke marijuana.However, authorities say he did more than that.According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the situation began when a license plate reader alerted them to a stolen car near Lantana Road and Military Trail.After making a traffic stop on the car, a deputy approached the driver, who put the car into reverse and hit the patrol car, striking the deputy’s elbow in the process.The driver then sped away, as deputies used stop sticks to deflate the tires on the car, which eventually came to a stop at Haverhill Road and Nash Trail.The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Matthew Souverain of Boynton Beach, told deputies that he panicked when he hit the deputy’s car. Matthews was unable to explain why he fled from deputies or where the car came from. He claimed he was not aware it was stolen, the arrest report states.When deputies asked why he was out driving during the state of emergency, Souverain replied that he was going to a friend’s house to smoke marijuana and hang out.He is charged with violating a state order, fleeing and eluding police, grand theft auto, and aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.last_img read more

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14 Aug
2020

Wanda “Merlene” Basinger: Feb. 25, 1926 – Jan. 14, 2015

first_imgWanda Marlene BasingerWanda “Merlene” Basinger died on January 14, 2015 at Redlands, Calif. at the age of 88.  Merlene was born on Feb 25, 1926 at Wellington, Kansas.  She was the daughter of John H. Walker and Edna Hurt Walker.  She was married to Lewis Tobe Basinger on April 20, 1947 at the First Baptist Church.Merlene was employed by the First National Bank for 6 years as Bookkeeper and Asst. Teller.  She was also employed by International Harvester as a Bookkeeper for 7 years and as Secretary at the Junior High School for 3 years and a bookkeeper for USD 353 at the Central Office for 20 years before retiring on July 1, 1988.Merlene was a member of the First Baptist Church since December 1935.  She started playing the organ when a Freshman in High School.  She directed the Senior Choir for a few years; then became church organist for some 50 years; was also Sunday School Secretary; served as church clerk two different times, then served as church clerk and treasurer for 10 years.  The serenity Prayer was her favorite one.Merlene liked cooking, crocheting, jigsaw puzzles and watching sports on TV.  She crocheted several afghans and doilies for her children, also she made one quilt for each child.Merlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband “Tobe” in 2002; and one brother, John (Bob) and wife Barbara.She is survived by one son, Dr. Bradley Basinger of Redlands, California; one daughter, Brenda Bruster and her husband Alan; one grandson, Justin Bruster and his wife Alicia; two great grandchildren, Joslyn and Noah Bruster of Haysville Kansas; and one brother, Richard Walker and his wife Sharon of Wellington, Kansas.Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church, Wellington on January 30, at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Kurt Henson officiating.  Interment will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on January 29 from 1: 00 – 8:00 p.m.A memorial has been setup with the First Baptist Church. Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

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13 Aug
2020

Mason City drive-by shooting suspects plead not guilty

first_imgMASON CITY — Not guilty pleas have been entered by two men accused of a drive-by shooting in Mason City last year. Police accused 27-year-old Jacob Wilson of Gold Hill Oregon of driving a car in the 200 block of South Ohio on June 21st 2018, with 28-year-old Robert Buckner Junior firing shots at another occupied vehicle. A Cerro Gordo County deputy stopped the vehicle, interviewed the occupants and seized a firearm. Charges were not filed at the time pending further investigation, including examining the firearm and DNA testing. Wilson was arrested in Oregon and extradited back to Iowa while Buckner was arrested in late November. Both men have been charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure or provoke fear. Buckner and Wilson recently filed written pleas of not guilty, with their trials scheduled to start on January 28th.last_img read more

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