Dowling College Oakdale Campus Sold for $26M

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A bankruptcy judge approved the sale of defunct Dowling College’s historic waterfront Oakdale campus for $26.5 million to a private school this week.Judge Robert Grossman, who presides in Central Islip federal court, approved the sale to Princeton Education Center LLC. The company, which last week won an auction for the property, plans to open a bilingual K-12 school, The Associated Press reported.The 25-acre Oakdale campus was built on the former William Kissam Vanderbilt estate overlooking the Connetquot River. The college also had a 105-acre campus in Shirley that will be sold separately.Proceeds from the sales will be used to pay the $54 million in debt that the college accrued before the 48-year-old institution lost its accreditation, laid off nearly 500 professors and forced almost 2,000 students to transfer last summer. The college filed for bankruptcy last fall. Dowling, which blamed rising debt and declining enrollment for its closure, was one of several private nonprofit colleges nationwide to recently shutter.Locally, Briarcliffe College, a small for-profit college with campuses in Bethpage and Patchogue, announced last year that it’s closing in 2018. Its Patchogue campus is slated to become the new home of the Blue Point Brewing Co.The sale of Dowling’s main campus is one of two major college property transactions in Oakdale in recent months. Queens-based St. John’s University sold its 170-acre Oakdale campus for $22.4 million last year to nonprofit Amity University, a private nonprofit education group with schools worldwide.last_img read more

Charles M. “Bud” Steuver

first_imgCharles M. “Bud” Steuver, 89, of Aurora passed away Monday December 10, 2018 at Ridgewood Healthcare in Lawrenceburg.  He was born Thursday June 6, 1929 in Clay Township, Dearborn County, the son of William Leonard and Mildred Mary (Snyder) Steuver.  Charles graduated from Lawrenceburg High School and Indiana State University with a double major in music and history.  He started his teaching career in Dillsboro 1951-1956, as the band director and music teacher for all 12 grades. He then went to Danville, Indiana for 1 year and then was band director at Lawrenceburg High School until 1971.  At that time, he started teaching general education and social studies at the Aurora Jr. High School until his retirement in 1984.  Charles was an accomplished musician playing the alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, along with the string bass and clarinet.  He played in both the Terre Haute and Indiana State University Symphonies.  He also had played in various dance bands in his early career.  In later years, he loved working on cars, camping, and traveling.  He enjoyed John Wayne movies and was a Civil War buff who enjoyed traveling to the locations of where the different battles had been fought. He also knew the history behind every one of those battles.  Charles was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Aurora and was a former member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church and Hopewell F&AM Masonic Lodge in Dillsboro.Survivors include daughter, Linda K. (Dennis) Schmidt of Bright, sons Douglas P. (Beverly) Steuver of Mustang, Oklahoma, Joseph W. Steuver of Beaver Creek, Ohio and Thomas A. (Lisa) Steuver of Bright, sister Elizabeth Ferber of Ft. Myers, Florida, grandchildren Nicholas, Jacob, Michelle, Olivia, Victoria and Charles Steuver, James Thatcher II, Jillian Brown, Jennifer Caldwell, Stephanie Carter, Stephen Thomas, Melissa Grijalva, Craig Schmidt, Tyler Schmidt, Chelsea Eckstein, 15 great grandchildren, and a host of friends and former students.A service celebrating his life will be 11AM Friday December 14, at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home in Dillsboro with Pastor Robert Northcutt officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery at Dillsboro.  Family and Friends may gather to honor and remember Charles Thursday 5-8 PM also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in his memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora or the Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Dillsboro. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12887 Lenover Street, Box 146, Dillsboro, Indiana 47018, (812)432-5480. You may go to filterdevriesmoorefuneralhome to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Early enrollees stepping up to fill new roles

first_imgIf the annual exodus of USC players to the NFL demonstrates anything, it is the importance of having talented players waiting in the wings.Seven former Trojans were drafted last weekend, and eight more either signed with a team as a free agent or are still looking. Their departures leave holes across the field next season that will need to be filled.Impactful · Freshman wide receiver Kyle Prater sprained his thumb earlier this spring and wore a cast at practice Saturday but still caught two passes for 21 yards. Prater has received praise from both teammates and coaches during spring practice. – Geo Tu | Daily Trojan Fortunately for USC, the roster is packed with gifted freshmen and sophomores eager to make their mark.Sophomore quarterback Matt Barkley gets most of the attention, but there are plenty more underclassmen who will play key roles in the upcoming season.Sophomore linebacker Devon Kennard impressed in spot duty last season, racking up 34 tackles and three pass deflections. The converted defensive end started the final four games of last season and has impressed USC coach Lane Kiffin this spring.“[Kennard] looks like an NFL player right now,” Kiffin said at the start of spring practice. “[He’s] one of the few of our guys that look like we used to look when we were here.”On Saturday, Kennard backed up his coach’s praise with eight tackles and a sack.“I thought [the scrimmage] went really well,” Kennard said. “I was moving around, making a lot of tackles. I made a couple of mistakes but I’ll go back, watch some film and clean it up.”Kennard is just one of the linebackers who gained valuable experience last season after Clay Matthews, Brian Cushing and Rey Maualuga moved on to the NFL. Senior Michael Morgan, senior Malcolm Smith and redshirt juniors Chris Galippo and Jordan Campbell also made at least one start for USC.“We have four or five guys who started a game at linebacker and we’re ready to go in there and prove everybody wrong about what we’re about,” Kennard said. “I definitely hope I can contribute and help bring back the Trojan linebacker [tradition].”USC also has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, according to, and the coaching staff has gotten an early look at a couple of the newcomers.  Running back Dillon Baxter and wide receiver Kyle Prater enrolled at USC this spring in order to practice with the team early and have made immediate impacts.In his short time on campus, Baxter has thrust himself into the running back rotation and become a YouTube sensation thanks to an impressive 50-yard run making the rounds online. The reigning high school National Player of the Year is already being compared with another running back from San Diego: Reggie Bush.Prater, a physical force at 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, has impressed coaches with his playmaking ability and, on Saturday, his toughness.“It really says a lot about the kid that we pushed him out here and he came out in a cast [even though] he obviously can’t catch with that hand at all,” Kiffin said. “That was good to see.”Prater, who sprained his thumb earlier this spring and wore a cast at practice, had just two catches for 21 yards on Saturday but has been impossible to cover at times during the spring.“I feel like I can bring playmaking ability,” Prater said. “I know I can go out here and make plays and help us win a national championship, [which] is why I came here.”This spring, he has leaned on senior receivers Ronald Johnson and David Ausberry. Their advice has been simple: Stay humble and listen.“I’m just glad I came in early because it’s given me a big step ahead of the other guys coming [with] the playbook,” Prater said. “And when they come in I can help them out as well. It’s just going to be that much better.”This fall, five-star recruits like receiver Robert Woods, tight end Xavier Grimble and offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson will give the USC offense added firepower. Even without former standouts like Taylor Mays and Everson Griffen on the field, the Trojans will attempt to replace the star power they lost.—USC’s roster might be littered with talented underclassmen, but a trio of veteran players stood out Saturday. Senior quarterback Mitch Mustain completed 12 of 22 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns, senior running back Allen Bradford rushed for 89 yards and two scores and Ausberry hauled in a 42-yard catch-and-run touchdown.last_img read more

Men’s golf looks to carry momentum into Hawaii

first_imgThe trio of D’Souza, Lin and Tanabe will likely lead USC in Waikoloa. But if the Trojans hope to improve their national standing at the invitational, they will need stellar play from the rest of the lineup as well. D’Souza sounded optimistic about the team’s chances heading into the Invitational.  “We can take a lot of positives from [this finish] knowing that if we do play our best we’re definitely going to be at the top or near the top,” D’Souza said. The upcoming Amer Ari Invitational comes on the heels of an impressive third place finish at the Southwestern Invitational last week. The Trojans’ effort was led by performances from freshman Yuxin Lin, juniors Leon D’Souza and Issei Tanabe and senior Kyle Suppa. With the exception of Lin, each finished at or under par.  Junior Leon D’Souza recently led USC to its best showing of the season. (Photo Courtesy of USC Athletics) The Amer Ari Invitational tournament begins Wednesday and concludes Saturday. D’Souza nearly finished the tournament with the best individual scorecard, but a costly bogey on the 17th hole in his final round resulted in a second place finish for the talented junior.  However, it appears that the Trojans may be trending upward at precisely the right time.  “I’ve been doing this for a while, and, by the looks of our team, I think we have a chance to be pretty good,” USC head coach Chris Zambri said. “We just didn’t show it in the fall.” center_img Zambri confirmed Tuesday that Lin, D’Souza, Tanabe and Onishi will be in the starting lineup at the invitational. Zambri said he is still deciding whether to give the last spot on the lineup to Suppa or Guo. The pair will be notified of his decision on Wednesday.  Onishi was given All-American honors last season after being named the 2018 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and a 2019 All-Pac-12 first teamer and Guo is full of potential as he continues his first Division I collegiate campaign.  “I think our goals should be high even though the fall was kind of mediocre,” Zambri said. “With [who] we have in our lineup and what each guy has shown when they’re at their best, I don’t see a reason why we can’t contend to win a national championship this year.”  Outside of the trio, USC will rely on junior Kaito Onishi, who’s returning from a neck injury, and freshman Tyler Guo to perform at their highest level in Waikoloa. If previous results are any indicator, they are certainly capable of taking on the challenge.  “Leon did a great job all week,” Zambri said. “He had just about a perfect week. He’s already shown that he knows how to win golf tournaments.”  The USC men’s golf team will depart for Waikoloa, Hawaii, to compete Thursday in the Amer Ari Invitational at Waikoloa King’s Course. The Trojans will face off against No. 3 Georgia Tech, No. 6 Pepperdine, No. 21 Auburn and No. 25 Texas, among a host of other opponents. USC entered the season with high expectations but has struggled to live up to them so far, having slipped to No. 43 nationally after a preseason No. 11 ranking. The descent in the rankings comes after several disappointing fall performances in a number of tournaments and head-to-head competitions. last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff report: Dec. 21 to Dec. 27, 2015

first_imgPinkney, Branden L.29Augusta, KSRose Hill Police DepartmentMPDFailure to Appear12/24/15 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS         Smith, Aaron D.23Wichita, KS1247 N. Oliver, Belle Plaine, KSSUSOPossession of para; Possession of opiate12/25/15 Christiansen, Jason38Newton, KSSedgwick County JailSUSOFailure to appear; failure to appear12/21/10 MPD1 Lough, Lancy R.52Wellington, KS400 N. US 81, Wellington, KSSUSODomestic Battery12/26/15 Lipton, Courtney M.26Wellington, KS777 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane KSKHPFailure to appear12/21/15 Sumner Newscow report — The following is the Sumner County Sheriff Office weekly jail bookings report for Dec. 21 to Dec. 27, 2015   Miller, Laramie W.31Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOFailure to Appear12/24/15 Modlin, Marvin R.24Haven, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOProbation violation12/22/15 Rogers, Ricky M.62Lost Springs, KS400 W. 100th Ave, Clearwater, KSSUSOFailure to Appear12/26/15 Dial, Sam E.42Mulvane, KS200 S. Lincoln, Belle Plaine, KSBPPDD.U.I./ Possession of drugs/ possession of parphernalia/ transporting an open container12/24/15 Melton, Matthew B.27Belle Plaine, KS828 N. Linden Belle Plaine, KSBPPDCriminal Damage to Property12/24/15 Wichita, KS Kirk, Delton L.44Wichita, KSI-35 MP 26, Belle Plaine, KSKHPCriminal possession of weapon by felon/ Driving while suspended/ operate vehicle without liability insurance/ transporting open container/ maximum speed limits // Failure to Appear12/24/15    I-35 MP 27, Belle Plaine, KSKHPTheft, Criminal damage to property/Driving w/ suspended (X3)/Poss of opiate12/23/15 Tidwell, Natacha L.37Wellington, KS808 E. 4th, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery; criminal damage to property12/21/15 Bondsman1 Akers, Dawn G.44Wellington, KS200 N. C. St., Wellington, KSWPDPossession of para; Possession of opiate12/22/15 SGSO3 Balderas-Plata, Melquis E.36Wichita, KSI-35 MM33C, Mulvane, KSSUSODUI, Operate a motor vehicle without a valid license12/27/15 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Wilson, Derek D.35Caldwell, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOFailure to appear12/21/15 TOTAL19 SUSO6 Hadley-Ponds, Briontae S.23Wichita, KS959 S. Bleckley, Wichita, KSBondsmanBond Revocation12/25/15 BPPD2 KHP3 WPD3 Miller, Lucas P.25Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOFailure to appear12/22/15 Blackwill, Joshua B.28 Cook, Michael A.40Wellington, KS808 E. 4th, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery; Criminal damage to property12/21/15last_img read more

AFCON golden boot winner Ighalo retires from international football

first_imgIghalo almost quit Nigeria duty after last year’s World Cup following sharp criticism and even death threats, but was encouraged to stay on by Gernot Rohr, who Ighalo says stood by him “against all odds”.He repaid in full Rohr’s faith in him, finishing top scorer in qualifying for the tournament before his impressive showing in Egypt, which featured a standout display as Nigeria knocked out defending champions Cameroon in the last 16.Ighalo scored twice and set up Alex Iwobi’s winner in a thrilling 3-2 win.In total Ighalo scored 16 goals for Nigeria in 35 appearances, and he also captained the country’s Under-20 team to the 2009 World Cup, also held in Egypt.Share on: WhatsApp Odion Ighalo. PHOTO via @caf_online_FRAbuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo announced on Saturday his retirement from international football after winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations.The 30-year-old Shanghai Shenhua striker struck five times as the Super Eagles finished third in Egypt, bagging him the top scorer honours with two goals more than Sadio Mane, Riyad Mahrez and Cedric Bakambu.“It’s been an amazing 5 years journey, but after the due consultation and extensive discussion with my family, I have decided it’s time for me to retire from the national team,” Ighalo said in a statement.“It’s been an eventful and most memorable opportunity to serve my country with pride, passion and contribute my quota to the development of our football.“It’s now time to concentrate on club football and give the younger players a chance to learn and grow.”last_img read more