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    first_imgVETERAN JOCKEY SCOTT STEVENS TO RECEIVE SANTA ANITA’S COVETED 2019 GEORGE WOOLF MEMORIAL JOCKEY AWARD TROPHY SUNDAY, MAY 19WITH MORE THAN 4,800 CAREER WINS, HE WILL JOIN HIS BROTHER GARY STEVENS AS THE ONLY SIBLING TANDEM TO WIN THE WOOLF AWARD IN ITS 70-YEAR HISTORY ARCADIA, Calif. (May 2, 2019)–In what will surely be an intensely emotional moment, veteran jockey Scott Stevens will be presented with the 2019 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in a Winner’s Circle ceremony at Santa Anita on Sunday, May 19.A winner of more than 4,800 races in a career that has spanned 43 years, Stevens will be joined on May 19 by family, friends and colleagues, including the 1996 Woolf Award winner, retired Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, as the pair thus become the first brotherly tandem to win the prestigious award in its 70-year history.The winner via a vote of jockeys nationwide, Stevens placed first among a list of five finalists that included Joe Bravo, Kerwin Clark, John Davila, Jr. and Julien Leparoux.“I know I was there when Gary won, but honestly, it’s been so long ago, I don’t remember,” said Stevens from his base at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. “This award is so special and I was honored just to be nominated. When you think about all the great riders and the great people that have won it and to be selected by a vote of your peers…It’s really more than I can describe.”Born Oct. 6, 1960 in Caldwell, Idaho, Stevens is the son of a former trainer, Ron, and rodeo queen, Barbara.  Steeped in the ways of the horse-world from infancy, Stevens, who has more than 32,400 career mounts, broke his maiden on May 30, 1976 at Les Bois Park in Boise, at the age of 15.A member of both the Idaho and Canterbury Park (MN) Halls of Fame, Stevens has been a helpful, guiding influence to scores of young jockeys for decades.A nine-time leading rider at Turf Paradise, Stevens, who resides in Phoenix with his longtime partner Pam Isles, has two grown children, a daughter Jessica and a son, Jake, as well as five grandchildren, four of whom will join him on May 19.Named for the legendary Hall of Fame jockey George Woolf, who died at age 35 following a spill on Santa Anita’s Club House turn on Jan. 3, 1946, the Woolf Award can only be won once, and it is intended to recognize those riders whose careers and personal character earn esteem for the individual and the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing.The Woolf trophy is a replica of the life-size statue of George Woolf which adorns Santa Anita’s Paddock Gardens Area.last_img read more


    first_img22% 8 22 47% 24 $724,436 17% Rafael Bejarano112 55% 11 JockeyMts 16% John Shirreffs20 52% 20 6 $1,065,456 3rd 6 8 $963,679 24% Money Won $1,103,736 4 BEJARANO TWO SHY OF 4,000 CAREER WINS 12 Richard Baltas64 20% 53% 37% Drayden Van Dyke89 5 LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV: All Good (Outside) and Mucho Gusto works 5 furlongs.6-9-19 (Baffert)Marley’s Freedom (Outside) and Zatter works 5 furlongs. 6-9-19 (Baffert)Gift Box (Outside) in company with Higher Power works 5 furlongs. 6-9-19 (Baffert)Lemoona (Outside) in company with One Nation works 5 Furlongs. 6-9-19 (Baffert)XBTV Sunday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on June 9th, 2019Blitzkrieg works 4 furlongs. 6-8-19 (O’Neill)Caribou Club works 4 furlongs. 6-8-19 (Proctor)Nolo Contesto (Outside) in company works 5 furlongs. 6-8-19 (Sadler)Cajun Treasure works 4 furlongs. 6-8-19 (Eurton)Game Winner (Outside) and Shocking Fast worked 4 furlongs. 6-7-19 (Baffert)Roadster worked 5 furlongs. 6-7-19 (Baffert)FINISH LINES: With 3,998 career victories, Rafael Bejarano is two shy of the 4,000 milestone which he could reach today at Santa Anita, where he is named on six horses. “We’re looking forward to it,” said his agent since 2015, Tora Yamaguchi . . . Trainer Victor Garcia is the uncle of Andy Ruiz Jr., who on June 1 defeated Anthony Joshua by TKO in the seventh round to capture the unified WBA (Super) IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight boxing titles. Born in Imperial, California, the 29-year-old Ruiz, nicknamed “Destroyer” and “Mexican Rocky,” has 33 wins in 34 bouts, 22 by knockout . . . Agent Dudley Osborne and jockey Brice Blanc have “divorced,” parting company amicably. “He got the house, I got the car,” Osborne said . . . Ryan Glatt, son of trainer Mark Glatt, now represents jockey Agapito Delgadillo . . . With seven racing days remaining in the Spring portion of the meet, Flavien Prat holds a 24-19 lead over Joe Talamo in the competition for leading rider, while Doug O’Neill carries a 22-16 lead over Richard Baltas. A surging Glatt is poised in third with 15 wins . . . Santa Anita is dark for live racing this Monday through Thursday. Live action resumes 1 p.m. Friday, June 14. Simulcast racing is offered Thursday with free General Admission and free parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. Mark Glatt66 16% 52% 17 TRAINER LOUIS BRADVICA DEAD AT AGE 91 $888,603 8% 47% 14 46% $896,342 2 16 19 Ruben Fuentes103 48% 7 $750,028 10 0 7 49% 24% ITM% SMOKEY IMAGE RETURNS IN THOR’S ECHO 0 $286,941 Joseph Talamo96 Mario Gutierrez58 $1,796,776 25% $1,225,988 64% 13 $1,035,527 8 20% 47% $510,418 58% 48% Win% 3rd 46% Norberto Arroyo, Jr.39 $620,869 Victor Espinoza53 6 Vladimir Cerin41 5 8 14 12 Aaron Gryder73 1st 8 5 $156,722 57% $549,835 Win% 7 11 Richard Mandella23 12% JACKPOT IS $1,104,202 AT END OF ‘RAINBOW’ Steve Knapp29 Martin Pedroza38 5 18 59% Edwin Maldonado66 $490,633 Money Won Kent Desormeaux61 6 Andrew Lerner11center_img Tiago Pereira114 15% 55% 8 19% $798,131 12 17 48% 45% $264,639 16% 1st 13 $749,427 11 11 2nd Doug O’Neill89 5 7 20% 25% Flavien Prat102 15 7 21% 3 $508,829 11 25% 11 J. Keith Desormeaux27 22 12 19 23% 13 Philip D’Amato70 $734,033 41% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 4 $1,048,977 13 6 John Sadler59 $408,928 10 10 3 6 16 50% 19 15% 4 MARTIN GARCA ON A ROLL AT SANTA ANITA 7 THRONE OPEN FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD KING 5 TrainerMts 19% 10 35% 71% 13 49% 13 6 14 41% 8 $503,314 5 Geovanni Franco84 17 13 12% Martin Garcia59 LEADER DEBATABLE AFTER TRIPLE CROWN RESULTSThree Triple Crown races, three different winners–maybe four–depending on one’s point of view.Six months before the Eclipse Award winner as champion three-year-old male of 2019 is announced, and the picture is as clear as TV reception back in the rabbit ear days, fuzzy at best, as muddled as a Berlitz convention.Country House was promoted to victory in the Kentucky Derby, although Maximum Security crossed the wire first. War of Will won the Preakness, but finished ninth behind victorious stablemate Sir Winston in yesterday’s Belmont Stakes.The envelope, please . . .“Maximum Security is still the best right now,” said two-time Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert on a warm Sunday morning at Clockers’ Corner. “He’s definitely leading the pack, but you’ve got Omaha Beach, and my horses, Game Winner and Roadster, will rebound.“They’ll all get separated in the Travers.”Depending on the outcome of future three-year-old mainstays such as the Travers on Aug. 24 and the Haskell on July 20, lobbying could continue beyond the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. There are no American Pharoahs or Justifys this year.“They were far superior animals,” said Baffert, who flawlessly conditioned each to memorable Triple Crown sweeps, in 2015 and 2018.Amen and amen again.MARTIN GARCIA SURGING AT SANTA ANITAMartin Garcia is on a roll.In the past week, the resurgent 34-year-old native of Veracruz, Mexico, has won seven races including three yesterday to give him 14 at the Spring portion of Santa Anita’s meet, placing him in the lofty position of sixth in the standings.He also remains a trusted member of Bob Baffert’s mega-stable, breezing the two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer’s blueblood stock when called upon.“Martin is working really hard, working horses in the mornings, has a great attitude and is a very talented rider,” said his agent, Tom Knust. “He’s one of the best riders around. All he needs are the opportunities and he’ll deliver.“I’m very happy with him and how strong he’s finishing here before heading to Del Mar this summer.”Knust also is eager to welcome runaway Golden Gate Fields riding king Abel Cedillo who will ride on a regular basis in Southern California for the first time shortly.“He’ll be here next week and I’m excited about getting him,” Knust said. “He’s a strong finisher, his horses relax and he just wins. I expect him to start riding before this meet’s over.“I’m looking forward to representing two riders who have so much talent and potential.”Added Baffert: “Martin had gotten hurt and had to clean up some things in his life, and he did. Now he’s trying to get back to where he was. He misses those big Baffert checks (such as the one from winning the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2014 for Baffert on Bayern).”SMOKEY IMAGE RETURNS AFTER BOUT WITH PNEUMONIASmokey Image is scheduled to make his first start in 13 months this Saturday in the $100,000 Thor’s Echo Stakes for three-year-olds and up at six furlongs.Truth be told, the six-year-old gelded son of 2004 Santa Anita Handicap winner Southern Image owned by Irvin Racing Stable is lucky to be alive.“He had pneumonia,” trainer Carla Gaines said in summing up the chestnut’s extensive absence. “After he ran in the Crystal Water on May 20 of last year, the next morning he had spiked a very high temperature, and it became a pretty precarious illness. “He was sent to Alamo Pintado (Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos) for two months with bacteria that had walled off in his lung, and it was touch and go.“I don’t know how he’ll come back. He’s been training well, so we’ll just have to see.”If Smokey Image bounces back as well as Bolo, the Thor’s Echo, one of the lucrative Golden State Series events, could be as good as over.It was Gaines who saddled Bolo to a front-running victory at odds of nearly 33-1 in the Grade I Shoemaker Mile on Memorial Day. The seven-year-old son of Temple City was coming off a solitary prep on April 28 following an absence of nearly two years.“They have to have that desire,” Gaines said, electing to put personal credit on a back burner. “That’s all I’m saying. I’m not sure it’s there with Smokey Image, and I wasn’t sure it was there with Bolo until I ran him in his first start back.“After that race, I knew his attitude as a race horse was still there. For Smokey, it will be a test, and I hope we pass the test.”SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT AT $1,104,202And the beat goes on.For the 28th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot remained untouchable on Saturday, resulting in a massive Jackpot carryover of $1,104,202 into Sunday.With $240,135 in “new” money wagered contributing to a total Jackpot pool Saturday of $1,289,357, there were 94 consolation tickets with six wins, each worth $1,372.Approximate post time for today’s fourth race which begins the Rainbow Six is 2:31 p.m.TRAINER LOU BRADVICA DIES AT THE AGE OF 91The racing community today mourns the passing of trainer Louis Bradvica who died at his home in Riverside Tuesday at the age of 91.“Lou was a farmer at heart, and while he loved all plants and animals, he loved the horse the most,” said his nephew, George Bradvica. “It didn’t matter what breed, but his love for the horse was unbridled.“He was my surrogate Dad and gave me experiences that I’ll never forget, including the knowledge and nurturing of horses that propelled me into the horse racing industry for a career and a lifetime.“I would not be into the horse racing industry without my Uncle Lou and his love for the horse. We bought our first one as partners in 1960–a Shetland pony–for $357. I helped pay for it with money from my first communion.”Services will be Friday, June 28, at Habanero Mexican Grill, 2472 University Ave. in Riverside from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The restaurant’s phone number is 951-224-9145. 11 5 18 2nd 15% 6 $214,707 (Current from April 12 through Saturday, June 8) 5 20 25% 25% Jerry Hollendorfer46 7 5 59% 17% 15% 5 52% $212,105 6 $386,722 Bob Baffert28 17 55% ITM% $261,562last_img read more


    first_imgASTON VILLA VS CHELSEAAston Villa are doomed; they are bottom of the Barclays Premier League with 16 points, nine behind 19th-placed Newcastle and a massive 11 from safety with just seven games remaining. As it stands they need four wins to move out of the relegation zone. And now they have no manager after Remi Garde left the club after just four months and only two wins in 20 league games. Garde left by mutual consent on Tuesday night.NORWICH CITY VS NEWCASTLE UNITEDBoth Norwich City and Newcastle United are fighting to stay in the Barclays Premier League. Norwich are just clear of the relegation zone, in 17th place on 28 points while Newcastle are 19th, with 25. The Canaries won 1-0 at West Bromwich Albion last time out, securing their first league win since January 2 and ending a sequence of 10 games without a win and just two points secured from a possible 30.STOKE VS SWANSEA, Stoke suffered a blow ahead of this game when first-choice goalkeeper Jack Butland broke an ankle in England’s recent 3-2 win in Germany. With second-choice Shay Given also missing Mark Hughes will have to give a Barclays Premier League debut to 23-year-old Dane Jakob Haugaard. Stoke, though, are enjoying an improvement in form with just one defeat from their last six Premier League games.SUNDERLAND VS WEST BROM,Sunderland have drawn their last three league games, and though Sam Allardyce’s men have won just once in their last nine, five of those games were stalemates. West Bromwich Albion, meanwhile, have won three and drawn one of their last five league outings, but suffered a 1-0 home defeat by another of the strugglers, Norwich, last time out.WEST HAM VSCRYSTAL PALACEWest Ham United can sense a place in next season’s Champions League; they are in fifth place in the Barclays Premier League just one point behind fourth-placed Manchester City. Palace, meanwhile, last won in the league, at Stoke in December; since then they have played 13 games, losing nine and drawing four, taking just four points from a possible 39.MAN UNITED VSEVERTONManchester United have won three of their last four games in the Barclays Premier League and now face Everton in what could prove to be a dress-rehearsal for the FA Cup semi-final if United beat West Ham in their sixth-round replay. Everton’s record at Old Trafford is poor; in 23 visits they have won just twice, while losing 17 and drawing four.last_img read more

  • Gbowee Foundation Donates Fluids, Beddings to ELWA’s ETU-2

    first_imgGbowee Peace Foundation of Africa, a non-governmental organization, last Friday donated several cartons of beverages and two bales of used beddings to the Ebola Treatment Unit-two (ETU-2), at ELWA Compound.The items included 2000 bottles of aqua life water, 94 small size and 30 large size bottles of lucozade and 1,300 cartons of fruit juices.Presenting the items, on behalf of Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, Cllr. Deweh Gray, board chair of the Foundation, promised the ETU-2 that her organization will from time to time visit the center with more donations.She said the items were part of Gbowee Foundation’s commitment to supporting health practitioners in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).Cllr. Gray said the items were made available through a grant from donors of the Foundation.The items donated were based on a request made to them by Dr. Jerry Brown, head of the ETU-2 at the ELWA compound, following their visit there.“When we earlier visited the ELWA ETU-2, Dr. Jerry Brown, head of the center, told us that his patients were actually in need of juices and water.  That is why we decided to donate those items to the center for use by the patients,” said Cllr. Gray.She called on individuals and benevolent people to donate to treatment centers throughout the country.Receiving the items on behalf of the Dr. Jerry Brown, Benedict Reeves, head of hygiene, thanked the Foundation noting that the beverages, particularly the lucozade,  came at a time when the last batch had been exhausted.He appealed to the general public to come to their aid and support them with fruit juices, particularly lucozade,  and other items needed for the Ebola patients.Present during the donation was Willamette Saydee Tarr, executive director Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Girl, 7, Mysteriously Missing in Nimba

    first_imgPolice assigned in Nimba County are searching for a seven year old girl, who went missing on August 7, at the center of Gbar Gwehlay Town in Zoe Gbar Administrative District, Zoe Geh Statutory District, Nimba County.The girl was said to have gone in search of her mother when she reportedly went missing.Police sources told this newspaper that the little girl, only identified as Ma Bonwon, left their home in Gbar Zehyeeplay Town early August 7 and went in search for her mother who had left earlier that morning to fetch firewood.Police in Saclepea quoted some residents of that area as claiming that they saw the little girl going towards Gbar Gwehlay Town and wandering about in tears in search of her mother.“When she reached the center of Gbar Gwehlay Town,” an eye witness said, “she mysteriously disappeared.”Efforts by her mother and local authorities to locate her whereabot have failed up to press time last night.The actual home of this family is in Garr Garblee, around Ganta, the commercial hub of Nimba County. However, recently the father of the missing girl, Patrick Bonwon, was taken to Zehyeeplay town in the same Gbao area for traditional treatment. Mr. Bonwon had suffered from an illness which has left him paralyzed.The Crime Services Division (CSD) of Liberia National Police Saclepea Detachment has confirmed the incident, but said a house-to-house search is ongoing within the town to find the girl.Zoe Gbar Administrative District is situated in the central part of Nimba County between Saclapea and Bahn – a Dan or Gio amalgamated district. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Redlands sends five to NCAAs

    first_imgThe University of Redlands will have five swimmers competing in the NCAA Division III meet that begins today at the University of Houston. Four of the five Bulldogs representatives will participate in the women’s competition. Joy also had a win against Ohio Northern that gave her a school-record 31 wins, breaking the record of her coach, Heather Lehman Langley (2001-04). CAL STATE BASKETBALL KTIE/590-AM will carry all Cal State San Bernardino’s men’s basketball games during the West Region Tournament at Humboldt State. The Coyotes open play at 2:30 p.m. Friday against BYU-Hawaii. Games also will be simulcast on the Internet, accessible through Cal State’s athletic Web site. The women will play at the same time at its West Region at UC San Diego. That game can be heard on the Internet, through the Web site of Chico State, the Coyotes’ opponent. CAL STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Cal State junior Vanessa Wilt (Sultana HS) has been named to the Daktronics All-West Region first team. She is one of just three players from the CCAA earning that honor. Wilt averaged 18.2 points and 9.8 rebounds in helping the Coyotes to their first West Region Tournament berth in nine years. She finished first in the conference in rebounding, blocked shots and field goal percentage (.596) and second in scoring. NOTABLE San Bernardino Valley College kicker Mike Ramos (Redlands East Valley HS) has signed with Division II Montana Tech. … Cal State San Bernardino’s women’s water polo team will host the six-team Coyote Classic this weekend. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That quartet is headed by versatile senior Cathleen Penney, who placed third in the 200-yard butterfly as a junior, recording a school-record time of 2:05.56. The three-time SCIAC athlete of the year will compete in that event again, in addition to the 100 fly (57.16) and the 200 individual medley (2:06.59) – also events in which she holds the school record. Senior Andria Giovanni will compete in the freestyle events. She qualified in the 200 (1:55.22), but swimmers are allowed to compete in any event they wish once they qualify in one. center_img The Bulldogs also will field teams in the 400 free and 800 free relays, with Penney and Giovanni on both. Junior Carley Naddy, sophomore Hailey Zehner and promising freshman Kelly Goeres will make the trip and help out in those events. The men’s competition will be held next week. Last month, Redlands won its seventh straight SCIAC title, but the Bulldogs’ lone representative will be Trevor Harp (Pacific High School). He will compete in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles – Harp was conference champion in all three – and heads into the national meet seeded third in the 50. It will be his fourth straight trip to the national meet. CAL STATE TENNIS For the second time this season, Cal State San Bernardino’s Jennifer Joy earned CCAA player of the week honors. The junior from Palm Desert won both singles matches, one of them over Jenny Tsai of Cal Poly Pomona, ranked fifth in the region and No. 37 nationally. last_img read more


    first_imgDonegal North East Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has said the Government and the HSE must resist any attempt to reduce the NowDoc service in Co Donegal.Deputy McConalogue has expressed grave concern about a new proposal by GPs to centralise the NowDoc overnight services in Letterkenny, resulting in the removal of the overnight shift in Carndonagh and Derrybeg.The proposal was confirmed to Deputy McConalogue by the Minister for Health James Reilly and the CEO of the HSE Cathal Magee at the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children last week. “This is an absolutely essential service and any attempts to dilute it would pose a direct risk to patients,” said Deputy McConalogue.“This latest proposal would see the so called ‘red eye’ shift, which runs from 11pm to 8am, removed from Carndonagh and Derrybeg in place of a centralised service in Letterkenny. Such a cut would be completely unacceptable and must be resisted by the HSE and the Minister for Health James Reilly.“The very essence of NowDoc is that it provides an emergency GP service to patients in need, particularly those in remote areas who do not have direct access to a doctors surgery or a hospital themselves. Removing the overnight service for people who live so far from Letterkenny would be irresponsible.He said families and older people feel comforted by the fact that such a service is always available to them nearby, day or night. “If they or a loved one fall sick in the middle of the night and need a doctor, they cannot be expected to travel all the way to Letterkenny for treatment. It is simply not feasible and it poses unnecessary risks,” he added.The HSE has set up a review group to look at the NowDoc service and come forward with a proposal by the end of the month.Deputy McConalogue said he was urging senior HSE officials and the Health Minister to negotiate with GPs to ensure that they are in a position to retain the current NowDoc service in Co Donegal.“People need a quality out of hours GP service in this county. It must be protected,” he said. NOWDOC SERVICES CANNOT BE REDUCED – MCCONALOGUE was last modified: June 16th, 2012 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Charlie McConalogueNowDoclast_img read more

  • Tracking Casanovas in Chief on paper

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card These men turned a resolute face to the world. In private, they could be goo. The women were easily their match in exchanging heart-racing prose and pulled no punches on tough stuff. Even as John Adams was in Philadelphia working on the Declaration of Independence and its assertion that “all men” are created equal, his loving spouse, Abigail, sent the future second president a blistering letter about the subjugation of wives – this, way back in March 1776. “That your Sex are Naturally Tyrannical is a Truth,” she wrote. “Men of Sense in all Ages abhor those customs which treat us only as the vassals of your Sex.” She was a flirt, too, offering sweetly, “If you want more balm, I can supply you,” in a letter the spring before they married in October 1764. The correspondence in “My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and Their Wives,” by Library of Congress historian Gerard W. Gawalt, captures some of the couples in the first blush of their romance and follows them into the White House. Presidents who were wild about their wives were not necessarily faithful to them- not even close. Some wives knew it. LBJ was a bull in the china shop when it came to women; Lady Bird once shrugged off his affairs as a “speck on a wedding cake.” Lucretia Rudolph was not so accommodating when she learned her fiance, James Garfield, had been stepping out. “James, to be an unloved wife, O Heavens,” she wrote in 1857. They wed anyway; he was assassinated in 1881 just months after taking office. Dwight D. Eisenhower, as allied commander for Europe in World War II, tried in several letters to his stateside wife, Mamie, to shoot down rumors he was involved with his driver, Kay Summersby, with whom he formed an intense friendship. “I’ve no emotional involvements and will have none,” he told his wife. Civil War spouses and girlfriends received harrowing letters from the battlefield, for many presidents were soldiers when young. Whether in war or peace, many were ambitious men in eras of slow travel, meaning long absences from home and longings expressed in the overwrought language of their times. “I have the Blues all the time,” a love-struck Ulysses S. Grant told his sweetie, Julia Dent, writing from the Mexican War in 1848 two decades before becoming president. “I feel the pulses of your love answering to mine,” Chester Arthur wrote to his fiancee in New York, Ellen Lewis Herndon, during an 1858 Republican Party mission in Missouri. Arthur succeeded Garfield in 1881. Such power couples enjoyed what might be politely called quality time. Harry Truman alluded to one such encounter after Bess had visited him in July 1923, 22 years before he became president, when he was at military training camp in Kansas. “I, of course, acted like a man brute,” he wrote in a somewhat sheepish tone soon after she left. Gawalt drew his 184 letters, telegrams and cables from 4,000 to 5,000 found in the papers of 23 presidents held by the Library of Congress, provided by family members or available at presidential libraries. About half were previously unpublished. “What struck me is how early on that the wives were so vitally important to their husbands’ careers,” he said. “There’s just an endless number of strong-willed women who are involved in these couples.” Exchanges between one such woman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Franklin were friendly but emotionally distant. Such was the lasting result, Gawalt said, of his wife discovering FDR’s affair with her social secretary Lucy Mercer 15 years before he became president. “That’s when the passion went out of that relationship,” he said. “After that, I think, their relationship is pretty well summed up by the fact they were exchanging memorandums.” In one, Franklin complained to his wife that White House food portions had gotten out of hand and everyone must be cut back, for example, to one egg for breakfast instead of two. Another no-nonsense woman, Barbara Bush, got a treacly note from her husband, George, asking her to show more affection for the television cameras in the 1988 campaign, like their opponents, the Dukakises. “Sweetsie,” he began. “Please look at how Mike and Kitty do it. Try to be closer in more – well er romantic – on camera. I am practicing the loving look, and the creeping hand. Yours for better TV and more demonstrable affection. Your sweetie pie coo coo. “Love ‘ya GB.” Excerpts from correspondence in “My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and Their Wives,” by Gerard W. Gawalt of the Library of Congress: Passion and longing: “I will fly on the wings of the purest affection. I never wanted to see you so mutch in my life.” – Rachel to Andrew Jackson, in a letter full of desire and misspellings when he was off fighting Indians in the War of 1812. “I’ll go to bed and dream of the kisses I cannot give you.” – Woodrow Wilson, then a college student, to Ellen Louis Axson in September 1883, shortly after their engagement. “I have slept a little now and can speak more clearly than I did last night, when my need, my fathomless need, was crying out in me.” – Wilson, then 58, to his second wife, Edith Bolling Galt, shortly after their engagement. “I wanted to go home with you so badly last night, I could hardly stand it.” – Harry to Bess Truman, July 1923, just after she returned from visiting him at military training camp. Loss: “Our little one breathed out her life.” – Lucretia to James Garfield, December 1863, on the death of their daughter Eliza. Terms of endearment: “Sweetie pie coo coo” – George to Barbara Bush. “Middle size muffin” – Ronald to Nancy Reagan. “Your Fellow-conspirator” – Teddy Roosevelt to Alice Lee, in December 1878, two months after they met. “My dearest Heart” – Andrew to Rachel Jackson, May 1796. Snippy moments: “One line to say that we are occasionally remembered will be gratefully received.” – Mary to Abraham Lincoln, November 1862, chiding him for infrequent communications with his family, then in New York. “I’m a bit puzzled over your outburst about me sending messages via aides and secretaries. Naturally I cannot go to telegraph offices myself whenever the spirit might move me.” – Dwight to Mamie Eisenhower, written from Normandy, France, in August 1944, as his D-Day forces stormed Europe. Making up: “I flatter myself that our differences are ended.” – Louisa C. Johnson to John Quincy Adams, May 1797. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Presidents and their wives have been an amorous lot, their White House years coming at the pinnacle of lives entwined. The men pursued and loved these women as intensely as they clawed to power and unleashed armies. “Touch you I must or I’ll burst,” Ronald Reagan wrote to Nancy three years before he became California governor. Lyndon Johnson, then a young congressman from Texas, declared to his valentine, Lady Bird, mere weeks after they had met, “This morning I’m ambitious, proud, energetic and very madly in love with you.” College graduate Teddy Roosevelt put Alice Lee on a pedestal, telling her five days before they wed: “I worship you so that it seems almost desecration to touch you.” A new book of letters between presidents and wives fleshes out momentous periods of history with the full range of human emotion – love, longing, snippiness, betrayal, loss, lust. last_img read more

  • Stats reveal the chance every team has of winning Premier League this season

    first_img changes Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 5. Arsenal – three per cent chance of winning the Premier League4. Tottenham – four per cent chance of winning the Premier League Most read in Premier League revealed huge blow latest Spurs have a small chance to end their trophy drought 3. Chelsea – 10 per cent chance of winning the Premier League2. Liverpool – 28 per cent chance of winning the Premier League1. Manchester City – 54 per cent chance of winning the Premier League tense whoops The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 4 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT TOP WORK getty Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury predicted Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? gameday cracker 4 But which teams are the most likely to secure the famous Premier League trophy?Though many consider predictions nothing more than guesswork, the stats experts at FiveThirtyEight have built a model which calculates the percentage chance every side has of winning silverware.Using their data, we present the chance all 20 Premier League teams have of winning the 2018/19 title. You can see the results below…=6. Cardiff, Huddersfield, Burnley, Fulham, Newcastle, Southampton, Brighton, Crystal Palace, West Ham, Everton, Watford, Wolves, Leicester, Bournemouth, Manchester United – less than one per cent chance of winning the Premier League It appears we will have a true title race for the first time in years, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool all joint top after eight matches, and Arsenal and Spurs just two points behind.These five sides can all be considered realistic contenders for silverware – even if City and Liverpool are the two favourites – while Manchester United, down in eighth, are surely too far off the leaders to challenge for the title. Man City are heavily backed to win a second successive Premier League title The Premier League season is now 80 games old as we enjoy a breather for the international break.The season so far has been rather thrilling, and it’s shaping up to continue in the same fashion. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Premier League success for Man United already looks like an impossible task 4 4 SORRY Who will be getting their hands on this old thing at the end of the season? last_img read more


    first_imgTHE family of hit-and-run victim Eunan McDevitt has made an emotional appeal for information on his death – six months to the day after the killing.The 47-year-old former soldier was killed on the N15 road, at Parkhill Ballyshannon, (1Km north of ballyshannon, just before the Coolcholly roundabout), between the hours of 12 midnight and 12.35am on 29th Sept 2012.“We want to hear from anyone travelling on that road who might have seen or knows anything,” said wife Gabrielle McDevitt. “If they would please contact the Gardai at Ballyshannon on 071985830 or the Gardai Confidential line on 1800 666111, with any information they might have on either the incident or of any car that they may know of that was damaged around that time.“As a family we’d be ever so grateful.”She went on: “Can I please ask Donegal Daily readers to take that one step further, and share it also on Facebook and Twitter, as the reason for the appeal is to get word out there to as many people as possible.“And who knows, but maybe with your help and God’s help, we might just get someone to come forward and get closure.” Please RT on Twitter and Share on Facebook. HEARTBROKEN FAMILY MAKES APPEAL FOR INFORMATION ON HIT-AND-RUN DEATH OF EUNAN was last modified: March 30th, 2013 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) Tags:appealBallyshannonHEARTBROKEN FAMILY MAKES APPEAL FOR INFORMATION ON HIT-AND-RUN DEATH OF EUNANhit and runlast_img read more