Vermont Ski Museum welcomes Beck, Broomhall, Chaffee and Sheehan into Hall of Fame

first_imgThe Vermont Ski Museum is pleased to announce the 2009 Inductees into the Vermont Ski Museum Hall of Fame: Bill Beck, Erlon “Bucky” Broomhall, Suzy Chaffee, and Bobo Sheehan. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor athletes, special contributors, and pioneers of Vermont skiing who promoted and/or contributed to the sport of skiing in Vermont; to document the histories of Inductees in the Museum’s collection; and to recognize their accomplishments through the Induction ceremony and the Hall of Fame exhibit. This year’s Induction ceremony will be on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at the Old Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, Vermont. Bill Beck, of Middlebury, Vermont, was a member of the National Ski Team from 1951-1957. He had the best downhill finish by an American male with his fifth place in the downhill at the 1952 Olympic Games. His record stood for 32 years until Bill Johnson won the gold medal in 1984. Beck also finished 5th, in 1952, in the prestigious Alberg-Kandahar Downhill, again a best ever by an American skier. He was a member of the 1954 World Championship Team, the 1956 Olympic Team Captain, and coach of the 1960 Olympic team. He remained active in the ski industry after retiring as a coach, industry representative, sport shop owner.  Robert “Bobo” Sheehan was a legendary coach from 1945-1968. He skied on the Newport Vermont High School team in 1939, 1940 before joining the Middlebury class of’44. Sheehan coached the Middlebury women’s team in 1946 and led the Middlebury men in 1948 to their first of two consecutive national championship titles. In the same year Becky Fraser ’46, captain of the 1944 and 1945 women’s teams, became the first Middlebury skier to compete for the U.S. Olympic Team. He coached the 1956 US Olympic Team. He was president of the Eastern Collegiate Ski Association and member of the Olympic Ski Games Committee. In 1984, Middlebury College dedicates the Robert “Bobo” Sheehan chairlift in celebration of 50 years of skiing at the College. Sheehan died in 1999. Erlon “Bucky” Broomhall, originally from Rumford, Maine, dedicated his career to giving opportunities to young skiers in Southern Vermont. Broomhall had a successful college career racing for the Western State College Cross Country Ski Team. He came to Bennington in 1966 “to head a total ski program for the kids of all ages from kindergarten through high school.” He coached cross country, jumping and downhill, winning 5 Vermont State High School championships and helping at least 25 skiers to the Junior Olympics. He was one of the first in the nation to coach a girl’s team and brought the first girl’s team to Junior Olympics in 1968. In 1969, he left his coaching position to start the Torger Tokel League, now known as the Bill Koch League to develop skiers not yet in high school. center_img Suzy Chaffee, from Rutland, VT, had a successful career on the US Women’s Ski Team competing in the downhill. Due to a miscalculation in wax, she did not fulfill her Olympic potential in the 1968 Games, but she received press for her silver racing suit. She used this press to launch many ventures including a modeling/endorsement/film career, a designer clothing line, and ski equipment made for women. She has been a strong advocate for women’s equality in sports. She joined the freestyle ski team as professional in 1971 and competed with the men since there was no women’s division; she won titles in 1971-73. She was one of the first two women to serve on the USOC’s Board of Directors; she assisted in the passage of the “Amateur Sport Act of 1978”; she served on president’s council on physical fitness under four administrations. Most recently she founded the Native Voices Foundation with the mission “to create joyful unity through sports and education to heal mother earth for all our children.”last_img read more

Continuing Promise Veterinarians to Provide Training for Jamaican Counterparts

first_img Military veterinarians embarked on board USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), in conjunction with other civilian veterinarians, began facilitating diagnostic parasitology classes for Jamaican veterinary practitioners during a port visit to Kingston, Jamaica, as part of Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11), on 10 April. U.S. Army Capt. Rachel Lee and veterinary health care technicians, Army Sgts. Heather Robinson and Bethzabe Delgado, will perform the first study of food animals the island country has had in the last two decades. “In Jamaica, we are going to be teaching at the national diagnostic lab, so we will probably have a very big influence there since they haven’t had a parasitology study in food animals since 1980,” said Lee. “These studies are very important for condemnation reasons, because there are a lot of things that animals can get that would prevent people from eating their meat safely.” Lee said that she and her team will teach at least three classes and work one-on-one with the host country animal health practitioners. “I’m excited to be on this mission, because I’ve only had one other similar mission to the Philippines, which was very small scale, as far as larger animals goes, so working as part of CP11 will be very exciting for me,” said Robinson. “I’m very interested in helping the locals learn more about how to better their livelihood and their food because their animals are their lifeline.” The CP11 mission consists of veterinarian care in addition to medical, dental, engineering and subject matter expert exchanges. The mission is focused on helping people and building lasting partnerships with nations throughout the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. Comfort will also visit Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua and Peru. By Dialogo April 14, 2011last_img read more

Don’t take it out on civilians, NPA told

first_imgIn Antique, the local govern unitsthat made such declaration were San Jose, Anini-y, Barbaza, Belison, Caluya,Culasi, Hamtic, Libertad, Pandan, Patnongon, San Remigio, Sebaste, Sibalom, Tibiao,Tobias Fornier, Bugasong, Lauan-an, and Valderrama. “What they are doing is cowardice,”said Army Captain Cenon Pancito III, the 3ID spokesperson. The other barangay councils wereCuartero, Capiz (Putian, Mahunod-hunod, San Antonio, Carataya) and Calinog,Iloilo (Binulosan). In Iloilo, these were themunicipalities of Maasin, Janiuay, Igbaras, Bingawan, and Miag-ao, and IloiloCity. “We are publicly denouncing the rebelsand warning them to stop recruiting students. They are not welcome in our town.What we want is peace, and we want an end to the armed conflict,” said Mayor He appealed to the people to “take abold stance against the NPA.” The most recent of these barangaycouncils was that of Barangay Igtuble in Tubungan, Iloilo. An estimated 30 heavily armed men setof fire three heavy equipment of F & T Construction, contractor of aP2-million road project in Barangay Luyang, Sibalom, Antique, on Nov. 15. “The equipment that the rebelsattacked were not the military’s and those were not in any way involved in thearmed conflict so why burn them. The NPA is in reality sabotaging governmentefforts to improve people’s lives,” said Pancito. They identified themselves as NPArebels to the road project foreman and a laborer who were staying in thebunkhouse before pouring gasoline on the three heavy equipment (road roller,hydraulic excavator and road grader) So far, according to Pancito, 22municipalities and a city in Panay Island have declared the NPA persona nongrata. The arson would result to delays inthe completion of the road, he added.center_img On Nov. 14 the local government ofBingawan, Iloilo rallied its constituents into signing a peace covenantsupporting the anti-insurgency campaign of the Armed Forces of the Philippinesand Philippine Nationa Police (PNP) and declared rebels as persona-non-grata. Barangay councils, too, were declaringthe rebels persona non grata, said Pancito. “If they really want a fight, theyshould face us squarely, not destroy construction equipment beneficial to thecommunity,” said Pancito. “We expect more towns and villages doto the same,” said Pancito. “We strongly condemn this terroristicact of the NPA. The victims here are not only the project contractor butordinary citizens of Sibalom and adjacent towns who stand to benefit from theroad project,” said Pancito. The signing of covenant wasparticipated in by students and youths, barangay officials and other sectors. ILOILO City – The Philippine Army’s3rd Infantry Division (3ID) has thrown a challenge to the New People’s Army(NPA) in Panay Island – face government troops instead of harming unarmedcivilians. The peace covenant also denounced NPAatrocities. The rebels recently torched aconstruction company’s heavy equipment in Antique province. Mark Palabrica./PNlast_img read more

MALIN HAD DRIEST SEPTEMBER SINCE 1933

first_imgIt’s what our worn-out lawnmowers already knew!Please don’t go away too quickly!Donegal enjoyed one of its driest Septembers in living memory.In fact, official figures just released show that Malin Head weather station in Inishowen reported its driest September since 1933! And don’t put away the rake just yet.While rain and a dip in temperatures is expected over the weekend, another spell of dry and settled weather is reportedly on the way. MALIN HAD DRIEST SEPTEMBER SINCE 1933 was last modified: October 3rd, 2014 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:donegaldriest SeptemberMalin Head eather stationlast_img read more