Time warp house in sought-after million-dollar Camp Hill to go under the hammer

first_imgTop location!It is located on a 810sq m splitter block, and presents buyers with an opportunity to either renovate, rebuild or divide and develop the two 405sq m blocks, subject to council approval. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45A time warp house with its own iconic Hills hoist that is surrounded by million dollar homes will go under the hammer on Saturday. Straddling two lots on the sought-after Newman Avenue stretch of Camp Hill, the dual-level brick house at number 39 is on the market for the first time in almost 50 years.Place Woolloongabba agent James Curtain said the house was built in 1955 and purchased by the current owners, now aged in their 70s, in 1971.He said the house was extended in 1985, and it would have been a big and modern house in its day.“I know we (real estate agents) wax on about real estate at times but I really do think this is one of the best offerings we have had in Camp Hill in a long time,” he said.“It is on Camp Hill’s best street. The house and block is flat and on top of the hill and has awesome city views.”Mr Curtain said they expected about a dozen registered bidders on the day, but anticipated a number of potential buyers attending the auction that even they were not aware of.He said they had so far received interest from local families, developers, and a small number of buyers in Melbourne looking to migrate north.Speaking of the local market generally, Mr Curtain said there was a “fair few green shoots since the election”, with more people through at inspections and more offers being made.“It is feeling pretty healthy,” he said.As for 39 Newman Avenue, the elevated and north-facing property is situated less than 400 metres from the quaint Martha Street shopping and cafe precinct. One of the three bedroomsOn the lower level, there is a two-car garage, a carport, a multipurpose room, a kitchen, the two bedrooms and a huge lounge/dining room that opens on to a sunroom. The sunroom with its city viewsIt is within easy reach of local transport and parklands, as well as the Samuel Street Marketplace, highly regarded state and private schools, the new Coorparoo Square complex and the CBD. The house is dated but has good bonescenter_img Who remembers swinging on the clothesline as a kid? The upper level bedroom shares its space with a separate bathroom, toilet and a large living room. It is surrounded by tightly-held homes that were bought for as little as $20,000 decades ago, and million-dollar houses that have been rebuilt or upgraded in recent timesMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoThe existing house has city views and three bedrooms, two on the lower level and one on the upper level. Views like that can cost a mint!Sharing the same street is no less than 20 homes that have sold for in excess of $1 million, including one house that sold for $3.8 million in 2017.That property still holds the Camp Hill price record, according to CoreLogic data.The house will go under the hammer at 12pm.last_img read more

Kelli S. Werner

first_imgKelli S. Werner 50, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday December 9, 2018 in Aurora, Indiana.She was born April 27, 1968 in Dearborn County, Indiana, daughter of the late Robert Werner and Mary (Johnson) Werner.Kelly was employed at New Horizons. She loved dancing, flipping through magazines, drawing in her notebooks, shopping at Wal-mart and eating at Skyline Chili. Kelli loved hugs and her smile could light up the room.She is survived by her brothers, Rick Werner of Aurora, IN. and Bobby (Sudie) Werner of Aurora, IN. , as well as 7 nieces and nephews and 8 great nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Werner; sister, Tammy Werner, brothers, David, Michael and Greg Werner.Friends will be received Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at theFuneral Home, at 1:00 pm.Interment will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Rescare Homecare. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Gary Neville slams Man U over Ighalo

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Breaking: Ighalo blocked Osimhen’s Man U move — Brother I wanted Manchester United exit after one training session — Sanchez Gary Neville believes Manchester United’s last-minute loan deal for Odion Ighalo underlines their poor planning in the transfer market. Former Watford striker Ighalo, who has spent the last three years playing in China, is heading to Old Trafford on a short-term contract until the end of the season after United reached an agreement with Shanghai Shenhua on Deadline Day. The 30-year-old will provide cover for the injured Marcus Rashford, but Neville is puzzled as to why his former club did not have long-term targets lined up following the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez. “They just needed a body in that area,” he said ahead of Manchester United’s meeting with Wolves, live on Sky Sports Premier League HD. “Rashford’s going to be out for another couple of months. “I can’t let the club off the hook though, unfortunately. Romelu Lukaku told us a couple of weeks ago that he had said he was going to leave last February or March. “That’s nine months to be able to manoeuvre and get into a position to sign a striker for the club for the long-term. And yet they have ended up desperately doing one on Deadline Day. “The boy may do very well. He might come in and settle in, he might score goals and do a job for the club. “But the fact that the club were in that position, knowing that Sanchez and Lukaku were leaving for many, many months, tells us that Manchester United, at this moment in time, are struggling to navigate through the transfer market smartly.” Speaking on Sky Sports News on Deadline Day, meanwhile, former United centre-back Jaap Stam said of Ighalo: “He’s got nothing to lose because nobody thought he would be a United player. “United have the confidence in him. We’re all a bit surprised, but he can just go in there and do his thing. We all want to see United get back up there. “Like all former players and United supporters, we wish him well. He’s joining a big family. Everybody within the club hopes that every player will do well and is going to perform. “I’m sure he’ll feel welcome and hopefully he’s going to produce.” “He’s now playing with better players than he was at Watford, so he will get more opportunities to score than at Watford. “I’m sure he’s got the ability. He wasn’t their first choice, but you assume people have seen him and trust what he can bring.”Tags: Alexis SanchezGary NevilleMarcus RashfordOdion IghaloRomelu LukakuSky Sports Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Rodgers to speak to Sterling

first_img He said: “You see the way he plays. He is a kid that is very strong-willed and strong-minded. He should have had a hat-trick, his performance was outstanding. “I will speak to Raheem. Until then, it is something we will deal with internally.” Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Sterling has been guilty of naivety on occasion over the last year, with regard to his publicised problems away from the field, but added that the youngster can treat the experience as a learning curve. “Whether you’re a Premier League footballer or you’re a 20-year-old kid or whatever, you make mistakes at that age. I did and I’m sure we all do,” Carragher said on Sky Sports. “It’s just important he learns from it because Raheem Sterling, for how good a footballer he is, needs to be on the back pages, not on the front pages and that’s a problem for him in these last few months. “But he’s a young player, he made a few mistakes and hopefully in years to come he learns from them.” Press Association Sterling impressed on the field, scoring the opening goal, but Rodgers was immediately asked about The Sun’s report after the game. Rodgers said: “For me it is something that when you are professional sportsperson at the top level of the game, I don’t think it is something you should be doing. It is as simple as that. “But I will speak to him on it, to see what he says on it. As you can imagine, I have only seen this today. “We want players here who are super-professional and focused on their football. I know he is. He very much is focused on his football and improving as a player. “As I have said before, young players make mistakes. As long as they learn from them, that is what is important.” The matter adds to the controversy currently surrounding Sterling amid a wrangle over a new contract. Sterling risked the wrath of supporters a fortnight ago by admitting he had rejected a £100,000-per-week deal in an interview that was not sanctioned by the club recently. Another newspaper also published pictures of him allegedly smoking a shisha pipe over the weekend. Rodgers stressed that any repercussions following the latest matter would be dealt with internally. He added that he did not feel the matter was a distraction. Rodgers stressed that he felt Sterling was “super-professional” but he would need to speak to the 20-year-old about the latest reports concerning his off-field behaviour. Footage of Sterling apparently inhaling the substance, known as “laughing gas” and described as a legal high, was published on a newspaper’s website during Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat of Newcastle at Anfield on Monday. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned Raheem Sterling about the lifestyle he expects him to lead after the striker was apparently filmed taking nitrous oxide.last_img read more

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic targets league double over mighty Manchester City

first_img Manuel Pellegrini’s side, who sent out a warning to their rivals with a thumping 4-0 victory against Crystal Palace in their last outing, head to the Boleyn Ground for Saturday’s tea-time kick-off. And City, one point adrift of league leaders Arsenal, will be looking to avenge their surprise 2-1 defeat against West Ham at the Etihad Stadium back in September. “Aguero is back on form and for me he is definitely of the top five strikers in the world,” Bilic said . “He wasn’t out of form, but he was injured and he also needed a few games to get back. But he is unbelievable. He is quick, he is lethal, he is very clever and very patient in the box and his movement is unbelievable. If you add to that the service from Yaya Toure, David Silva and De Bruyne, they have amazing quality. “They are definitely one of the favourites to win the league, but like other big teams they are also not that consistent which is not their failure as it is not only them, but all the big clubs which shows that the smaller clubs have closed the gap.” Slaven Bilic has hailed Manchester City as the best team in England but the West Ham manager is optimistic his team can beat the Barclays Premier League heavyweights for the second time this season. But while Bilic believes Pellegrini has at his disposal the greatest squad in the land, he is hopeful West Ham can continue their impressive record against the established big teams this season with another scalp on Saturday. Bilic, who has overseen victories against Arsenal, Chelsea, City and twice against Liverpool already this season, said: “We have the confidence but we know we have to be on top of our game. “We have done it before, so we don’t have to dream to do something that other clubs have done. We have done it this season – and with the greatest respect to them as I really believe they are the best side in England – we are playing at home. We have been playing really well at home. Our last game (at home in the Premier League) was against Liverpool and we beat them 2-0 and we played really well.” City, who invested heavily in the summer with Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne both arriving in big-money deals, have endured a stuttering campaign with Pellegrini coming under increasing pressure after Pep Guardiola announced he is to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season. But Bilic believes the former Real Madrid and Malaga manager is dealing admirably with speculation surrounding his future. “If you are the Manchester City manager than the pressure comes with the territory,” Bilic added. “But he is handling that pressure and that situation with ease. He is so strong mentally and so experienced that he is above the situation.” Pellegrini will be able to call on the services of star striker Sergio Aguero for his side’s trip to West Ham. The Argentinian has struggled for form and fitness this term, but four goals in his last five appearances, including two against Palace last Saturday, suggests he is returning to something near his best. Press Associationlast_img read more

FL Health Care Company Says 35,000 COVID-19 Tests are “Unreliable”

first_imgThe company is notifying affected patients with a letter and a phone call. Nearly 25,000 of the unreliable tests were in the central Florida area. A faith-based health care provider announced Saturday that results from more than 35,000 COVID-19 tests that were performed by a third-party lab are unreliable.The majority of the questionable tests were conducted here in Florida.AdventHealth says the situation has created “unacceptable delays.” The company did not name the third-party lab in a statement.However, it explained that the tests were a mixture of positive and negative results. Additionally, some tests have not yet been returned.“While we work successfully with many other labs across multiple states to provide COVID-19 tests for our communities, we have terminated our contract with this particular lab and share in the disappointment and frustration this situation has created. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience and uncertainty it has caused,” Terry Shaw, president/CEO of AdventHealth, wrote in the statement.We’ve been made aware the third-party lab we contracted with is unable to process COVID-19 tests, & won’t be providing your results. We’re deeply sorry, Ashley, & share your frustration. If you have symptoms or any questions, please call us at 877-847-8747 so we can help.— AdventHealth (@AdventHealth) May 16, 2020center_img AdventHealth spokeswoman Melanie Lawhorn says the company has 49 hospitals in nine states. Two the states are joint venture systems and were not affected by the unreliable testing problem.Over 630,000 people in Florida have been tested for coronavirus as of Saturday afternoon.According to the Florida Department of Health, there are more than 44,800 confirmed cases in the state, and at least 1,964 deaths.On Monday, the state is increasing restaurant and retail store capacity from 25 to 50 percent, and is allowing the reopening of museums, libraries and gyms at 50 percent capacity. Bars and movie theaters will remain closed. Additionally, Miami-Dade and Broward counties will join phase one of the reopening process Monday.Those two South Florida counties, along with Palm Beach County, have been the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, with about 58 percent of the state’s cases.last_img read more

Coming off upset win, St. Joseph’s poses tough early-season test for undefeated Syracuse

first_imgSt. Joseph’s has experienced a pretty good few days of basketball, all things considered. A last-second victory at Drexel provided a spark, and then a program-defining victory over a strong Maryland team set the fire.“It’s been awesome,” St. Joseph’s associate head coach Susan Moran said. “The win against Drexel was huge, a buzzer-beater at their place. It gave us the belief for the Maryland game.”The 50-49 home victory over then-No. 5 Maryland was St. Joseph’s first victory over a top-5 team since 1977, sending the Terrapins to No. 10 and giving the Redhawks votes in this week’s Associated Press poll. The upset sets the stage for Tuesday night’s nonconference showdown between undefeated Syracuse (3-0) and St. Joseph’s (2-1) at Hagan Arena in Philadelphia. It will be SU’s third stop on a seven-game road swing.After rarely being tested in its opening stretch of stress-free victories against Fairleigh Dickinson, Maine and Cornell, Syracuse turns its attention to the Redhawks for what should be its toughest test so far in the young season. SU won by 24 points or more in all of its first three games, with senior center Kayla Alexander posting a double-double in each game. For her efforts, Alexander was named Big East Player of the Week on Monday.Moran is doing the bulk of St. Joseph’s scouting for the SU game, and is impressed by Alexander’s ability to score inside in a variety of ways, with both her left and right hands. For Moran, the task of completely stifling Alexander is almost impossible, so the Redhawks will focus on containing her dominance as much as possible.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis involves forcing Alexander to score in ways that she isn’t used to, Moran said.“With a player like that on the inside, you need to make her do something different,” Moran said. “Make sure she doesn’t get anything easy. But she’s good enough to turn both ways, and the kid will still get her looks either way.”Alexander’s dominance to start the season is not a surprise, after the 6-foot-4 two-time All-Big East selection was named to this year’s Preseason All-Big East team. The Milton, Ontario product averaged 16.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game during last season’s WNIT, and has picked up where she left off by averaging 21.7 points and 11.7 rebounds per game in SU’s 3-0 start.For Alexander, the positive start is no time for the Orange to become complacent. Rather, the team must strive to keep improving as it works through the meat of its early-season road trip, Alexander said.“Making sure that we stay composed on the road (is key),” Alexander said after the win against Cornell. “Especially when there’s adversity in the situation that we’re in. Keep the intensity up, stay together and work hard.”Aside from containing Alexander, the Redhawks find a challenge in preparing for SU’s young starting lineup. The Orange have started three freshmen in all three games so far, making it tough for St. Joseph’s to study the strengths and weaknesses of Brittney Sykes, Cornelia Fondren and Brianna Butler.Moran doesn’t want to put too much importance in the early statistics posted by SU’s freshmen, knowing that these numbers could change as the season progresses.“It has been a little difficult,” Moran said. “With the returners, you can look at what they did last year. But like the point guard (Fondren), she’s 2-for-4 from three-point range, so 50 percent, but in March will she be 3-for-25 or 25-for-50?”In SU’s 80-35 win over Cornell on Friday, the Orange freshmen contributed in all capacities. In addition to the three starters who all played at least 19 minutes, freshman forward Pachis Roberts came off the bench to notch 8 points and 4 steals.Aside from Alexander and the freshmen, St. Joseph’s is preparing for a deep Syracuse lineup. Key contributors Carmen Tyson-Thomas and Shakeya Leary combined for 26 points and 14 rebounds off the bench against Cornell, and Moran feels that the Orange can attack with a variety of weapons.“Despite having a young starting lineup, the kids are putting up numbers.” Moran said. “It’s an explosive group, with the ability to score quickly. And defensively, they’re long and athletic.”If the Redhawks allow the big win over Maryland to alter their preparation for Syracuse, the Orange will be primed to take control of the game, Moran said. Although St. Joseph’s players are “amped” after the upset, Moran feels the team has its head in the right place, setting the stage for a hard-fought battle on Tuesday night.“They enjoyed the win, and they know they can look back on it for years to come,” Moran said. “But the group is pretty focused. We can’t lose focus, or else we’ll start to lose games.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm Contact Kevin: kmprisei@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Class of 2014 wide receivers offer strength, athleticism for struggling position

first_imgWhile Tajh Boyd’s record-setting performance on Saturday spells problems for Syracuse’s defense going forward, the game presented a bigger issue on the other side of the ball.Out of eight completions by Terrel Hunt and three by Drew Allen, zero was caught by wide receivers.Zero.For senior Christopher Clark, junior Jarrod West and junior Jeremiah Kobena, the entire game was played under Clemson’s blanket of a secondary.Their inability to create space paralyzed Hunt, but the sophomore’s problems could be remedied by the fall. For him — or whoever’s under center next fall — help is on the way.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWideouts K.J. Williams, Corey Cooper and Jamal Custis have each verbally committed to the Orange for 2014, and could be the antidote to the team’s receiving woes. Williams is an all-around athlete that has seen success as a cornerback. Custis is a big-framed receiver with deceptive speed. Cooper is praised for his route running and ability to catch anything that is thrown at him.For a receiving corps that lost Alec Lemon and Marcus Sales at the end of last season, its future is far more promising than its current build.“They are going to make an impact as soon as they step on campus,” said A.J. Long, a quarterback who’s also committed to Syracuse for 2014. “These are big receivers that can run and are physical.“If you look at the Clemson game, the guys coming in aren’t going to let (defensive backs) push them around because they are stronger than the receivers Syracuse has.”After narrowing his decision down to Syracuse and Michigan, Williams was coaxed by his cousins Long and West to choose SU.A four-star recruit per Scout, he is the Orange’s highest-rated recruit since current sophomore Ron Thompson. At Liberty (Pa.) High School, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound receiver has excelled on both sides of the ball.Liberty head coach John Truby said that with Williams, Syracuse is getting a pure athlete that can do whatever he pleases on the field.“Sometimes it seems like he’s a better cornerback,” Truby said. “Here’s a guy that can make any play he wants as a receiver and then turn around and shut down some of the best receivers in the state.”While Custis’ 6-foot-6 frame is certainly something he uses to his advantage, his greatest asset is his speed. Scout reported that Custis runs a 4.37 40-yard dash, which would have made him the fourth fastest receiver at the 2013 NFL Draft Combine.Still, Custis’ height — which will in all likelihood make him the tallest receiver on SU’s roster in the fall — is an attribute that shouldn’t be pushed aside. His rare combination of strength and speed has pegged him as a possible walk-on to the Syracuse basketball team next season, an opportunity “he’ll have to think about when he gets there.”For now, he’s focusing on turning his physical gifts into success on the football field.“I use my height and my speed to just pick on cornerbacks,” Custis said. “QBs can throw it higher because I always have a height advantage, I can beat guys and let’s say I’m in the back of the end zone, I can use my strength and my size to just go up and get it.”Originally recruited out of Millbrook (N.C.) High School in the class of 2013, Cooper is currently a fifth-year senior at Jireh Prep (N.C.), where he plans to academically qualify to arrive at Syracuse in January.Cooper, a three-star recruit and the smallest of the three, chose SU instead of Miami (Fla.), Oklahoma State, Louisville and Tennessee, among other quality programs.Although Ken Helms was new to the Millbrook football staff last season and only got to watch Cooper play for a brief period of time, he was immediately impressed with the “quiet and unassuming” playmaker.“What stood out to me was his strong hands in traffic,” Helms said, “he could go up and get it.”When asked about playing with these three receivers starting next fall, all Long could do was laugh.Signing to a major-conference Division I program was one thing, but having them join him took his excitement to a new level.Said Long: “It’s a dream come true knowing these guys are coming. They’re all great players.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

Pittsburgh’s Jeter returns to court after not playing last season

first_img Published on February 5, 2015 at 12:15 am Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ Sheldon Jeter had no school to play for.After confiding in a friend that he had decided to leave Vanderbilt after his freshman year, it somehow ended up on a blog that Jeter wanted to attend the University of Pittsburgh.Angry that Jeter wouldn’t first tell his coach of his plan, Kevin Stallings, the Vanderbilt headcoach, denied Jeter’s request for transfer papers to Pitt, forcing Jeter to look for other options, Carliss Jeter, Jeter’s father said.“I think he came back to Pitt because was homesick,” his mother, Laurie Odum said. After being denied his transfer from Vanderbilt, he sat out a season while attending Polk State, a junior college in Florida. He transferred to Pittsburgh this fall, where he is now a redshirt sophomore. With the Panthers, Jeter now averages 2.9 points per game while shooting 42.3 percent from the field. The 6-foot-8, 225-pound small forward is adjusting to playing Division I basketball again after taking a difficult year away from the game. He’ll play a bench role as the Panthers (15-8, 4-5 Atlantic Coast) host Syracuse (15-7, 6-3) on Saturday at 4 p.m.Jeter didn’t always want to play for Pitt. Coming out of Beaver Falls High School in Pennsylvania, he was hardly recruited by the school.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was like, ‘I’m right here in your backyard,’” he said. “When I didn’t get the scholarship offer, I took it offensively. There was a lot of resentment toward them.”The day after Jeter signed with Vanderbilt, Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon called Carliss.“If Sheldon ever needs a home,” Dixon said. “He can come back home.”Those words stuck in Carliss’ mind. When Sheldon left Vanderbilt, Carliss knew his son could play at Pitt, but the NCAA mandated he’d have to sit out a season.That’s when he called Matt Furjanic, his old friend and the head coach at Polk State, a junior college. He accepted Jeter and gave him a scholarship, a fortunate gesture because the family couldn’t afford school. Carliss had lost his job as a supervisor at a Youth Detention Center after the governor closed the facility. Even though Jeter was a scholarship athlete, he decided not to expend a year of his eligibility at a JUCO. He only practiced with the team. To transfer into Pitt as an academic junior, Jeter took six or seven classes per semester. The workload, combined with the girls’ volleyball team using the gym for four hours per night, left little on-court time for Jeter.Schoolwork and practice consumed his daily schedule, but he’d try to sneak in a 45-minute lift as often as possible.He attended Polk’s home games to see the team play.“It was hard to watch. It wasn’t fun at all,” he said. “But it was a light at the end of the tunnel type thing. It never killed me to sit on the bench.” At Vanderbilt, his parents were only able to see him play two or three times because of the 9-hour drive. His grandmother, with whom he’s very close, caught one game. It disappointed Jeter; he had grown accustomed to seeing his whole family at his high school games. His mother Laurie would text him before each game, “Good luck, love you” as she had before every game during high school. But there was something special about seeing her there, too.“It’s heaven for me … to be able to go up there and watch him play,” she said. “Every time his foot touches the floor of the Pete Center we’re there watching. That’s why Vanderbilt was really hard.”Jeter’s focused on reacclimating to the pace of Division I basketball. He texts his dad daily about his playing time frustrations — Jeter averages 10.3 minutes per game this season.When he was at Vanderbilt there was a distance between him and his family. Now, if he wants to, he vents to his dad at home. He can visit his baby niece. He can watch his younger brother play football.“At Vanderbilt, it was basketball, basketball, basketball, basketball, basketball. At Polk, it was all basketball and school. (At Pitt), if I get overloaded, I can go home for an hour or two just to clear my head and come back to school ready,” Jeter said. “It’s better now that I’m balanced.” Commentslast_img read more

Assembly members join Unruh Institute

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Meghan GinleyLast year, former assemblymembers Mike Gatto and David Hadley were working in their respective offices, crafting policy for the state of California. This year, Gatto and Hadley have swapped their offices at the California State Assembly for new ones at USC. Gatto, a Democrat, and Hadley, a Republican, are the two former elected officials who now comprise the bipartisan USC Unruh Institute of Politics’ Legislators in Residence program. In its fifth year, the program aims to bridge the gap between former and future policymakers through open conversation with all students.“The thought process was to have practitioners in policy come teach students what they know and to give a first-hand perspective to our students,” said Meghan Ginley, the community engagement director at the Unruh Institute of Politics. “You have all of these awesome professors here that teach theories and public policy, but wouldn’t it be cool to have people who have actually done that?”In addition to holding open office hours for all students — regardless of major — and participating in Unruh panels, Gatto and Hadley will each teach a class in the political science department. Gatto is currently teaching a class titled POSC 323: Practical Politics — How Campaigns are Won or Lost.“Hopefully I can relay a lot of valuable information to students,” Gatto said. “I had a reputation, I hope, as somebody who was willing to unite the two sides and accomplish something for the good of the state. I hope I can get students to think along those lines because both sides have a lot to offer and both sides probably believe that they are part of the solution.” Hadley also looks forward to teaching a class on politics and public policy in California this spring.“I’ve guest lectured before and done public speaking in my political work,” Hadley said. “But the chance to engage directly with the same students for a full semester and to have discussions in more than sound bytes is great.”According to Gatto, more students are becoming interested in being politically educated and active.“Political awareness has reached a level this year that I haven’t seen in a long time,” Gatto said. “More people naturally want to get involved.”Gatto and Hadley are entering their positions at USC at a time that many have referred to as a period of “political unrest.” Ginley believes that political life at USC took a turn starting with election night in 2016.“There was a huge level of uncertainty when the election happened,” Ginley said. “Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum, a majority of the students expected an outcome that just didn’t happen. People didn’t really know what to say or do and students start looking at us and say, ‘Well, what now?’ We, at that point, made this decision to have open dialogue conversations and host events that cater to collaboration.” According to Hadley, collaboration is the essence of the Legislators in Residence program, as he and Gatto represent cohesion between the two major political parties. “Many people, not just students, are very cynical about politics and think about it as some kind of partisan war or partisan game,” Hadley said. “It’s great that USC pairs up two legislators from the two major parties because there are a lot of political issues that cut across party lines, and we have common issues and common opportunities we are trying to confront.”Although the Legislators in Residence program consists of just two officials at the moment, Ginley said the Unruh Institute is looking forward to possibly expanding the program in the future.“There is absolutely something in the works,” Ginley said. “That’s going to be something very, very exciting that our team is working on.”last_img read more