Go Behind the Scenes With the Cast of Peter Pan Live!

first_img View Comments It’s time to start sending out the save the dates for your Peter Pan Live! viewing party! Below we have our first proper behind the scenes look at what we have to look forward to on the NBC telecast. Catch a glimpse of Allison Williams, in her “absolute dream job,” learning how to fly, be relieved to find out that Broadway fave Christian Borle is getting his exercise and as for Christopher Walken? He’s making the role of Captain Hook his own. Of course he is. The show, also starring Kelli O’Hara, Minnie Driver, Taylor Louderman and some of our favorite Newsies, airs on December 4.last_img

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Greenwood Park beaches reopening Thursday

first_imgThe Broome County Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Services says the beach will reopen at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Beaches are Nathaniel Cole and Dorchester Park are also open. LISLE (WBNG) — Beaches at Greenwood Park will reopen after previously closing due to high-levels of E-coli in the water.center_img The department says a second test of the water was ordered after the first showed the water was contaminated with E-coli. The second test shows the E-coli levels are now acceptable.last_img

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COVID-19 local transmission soars in Bali

first_img“We have to be more cautious in the future to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Bali,” he said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.According to the government’s official count, Bali reported 12 new confirmed cases on Monday — bringing the total number of infections to 594. The number of fatalities stands at five.In response to the increasing number of cases, Koster has banned activities involving large groups of people, including traditional and religious activities. He has also ordered tourist sites to remain closed during the ongoing outbreak.On June 1, Badung Tourism Agency opened access to two beaches in the regency, namely Canggu Beach and Labuan Sait Beach, for foreign surfers. Koster, however, revoked the decision the following day. The Bali provincial administration has reported an increasing number of local COVID-19 transmissions in the resort island recently, particularly in the four regencies of Badung, Denpasar, Klungkung and Tabanan.A low level of awareness among residents about practicing health protocols was among the reasons for the growing number of cases, Bali Governor I Wayan Koster said.He said that out of 25 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Bali on Sunday, 24 were local transmissions with only one identified as an imported case. “We had ordered the closure of tourist attractions through a circular letter and we have not reopened them yet,” he underlined.Despite the official ban, locals and foreign tourists continued to flock to the shore in Canggu last week.Tribunnews.com reported that some tourists were seen surfing and playing in the water at Batu Bolong beach in Canggu on Thursday with many of them not wearing face masks or practicing physical distancing.Local officials said the beach remained closed to the public, however, they admitted that they faced difficulties in overseeing visitors as there were many access roads to the location. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

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Bulldogs Win Batesville 6th Grade Invitational

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs 6th Grade won the Batesville Invitational this past Saturday at Batesville Primary School over Lawrenceburg in thrilling fashion by a score of 36-33 in overtime.  In a game everyone expected the #1 seed Tigers jumped out to a strong start before the #2 seed Bulldogs were able to close the gap to only trail by one point at half time.The Tigers once again started strong to begin the 2nd half in both team’s 4th game of the day and upped the lead to 8 with 6 minutes to play.  The Bulldogs closed the gap once again and took the lead with under two minutes to play on back to back baskets by Chris Lewis.  Batesville gained possession with 15 seconds remaining and missed a running lay-up instead of pulling out to burn time and the Tigers capitalized with a full court driving lay-up by Gerald Taylor as time expired to send the contest into overtime.  With the Bulldogs leading by 1 in overtime, Conner Drake hit a shot in the lane with 10 seconds left to put the home team up by 3.  With stout full court defensive pressure by the Bulldogs the Tigers advanced the ball to half court and called time out with 2 seconds remaining.  The Bulldogs moved their defense out high and prevented the Tigers from a potential tying shot to send the home crowd into a jubilant hard earned tournament celebration.The champions were led in scoring by Chris Lewis with 12, Gus Prickel tallied 9, Conner Drake 6, Sam Johnson 6, Jack Grunkemeyer 2 and Bradley Wirth 1.  Grunkemeyer added 6 rebounds while Prickel and Lewis each had 3 assists.  The hosts shot 39% for the contest on 15-38 shooting while the Tigers were 14-33 for 42%.  The Tigers won the rebound battle 24-20.The tournament was comprised of teams from Batesville, Jac-Cen-Del, Lawrenceburg, South Dearborn, and Switzerland County.  In a full day of the competition.  Each team played 2 games in pool play with games beginning at 9:00 AM.  Serving as intermission between pool play and bracket play, the participants were invited to compete in an obstacle course and 3 point shooting competition.Chris Lewis from Batesville was the Obstacle course champion with Dillon Karsteter from Lawrenceburg runner-up.  Lewis was also the champion in the 3 point shooting competition winning in a shoot off over Carson Hughes, runner-up, from Jac-Cen-Del.In the first game of the day the Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead and remained in control to collect a 39-21 victory over South Dearborn.  Prickel led the Bulldogs in scoring with 10, Lewis 9, Grunkemeyer 8, Drake and Johnson 4 each, Jonathan Buschle and Noah Pierson 2 each.  The Bulldogs won the rebound battle against the bigger Knights 23-15 with Bradley Wirth tallying 8 rebounds. Lewis was the leader in assists with 2 of the team’s 9.In the Bulldogs second game of pool play, the squad took on the Pacers of Switzerland County.  The Bulldogs came out strong again shooting 45% for the contest and limiting the opponent to 33% for a comfortable 45-20 victory.  Batesville also won the rebound battle 25-12 and tallied 10 assists.  Grunkemeyer led the team in scoring with 12, Prickel tallied 10, Wirth 6, Brendan Heiser and Buschle each had 5, Johnson 4 and Lewis 3.  Wirth led the squad with 6 rebounds and Grunkemeyer, Lewis, Prickel and Drake each had 2 assists.Other pool play scores:Lawrenceburg 47, Jac-Cen-Del 27Jac-Cen-Del 26, South Dearborn 24 OTLawrenceburg 45, Switzerland County 13The Tigers of Lawrenceburg earned the #1 seed as a result of the 4th tie breaker, least points allowed, which edged the Bulldogs by 1 in that category.South Dearborn and Switzerland County squared off in the first contest of bracket play with the winner advancing on to play Lawrenceburg.  South Dearborn won the game 32-24.In the 2 vs. 3 seeds contest, Batesville jumped out early on a much improved Jac-Cen-Del squad and led at halftime 19-13.  The Eagles would not go away and kept chipping away at the Bulldogs lead, with 3 second half 3 pointers, but the hosts were able to hold on for a 36-29 victory.  Prickel led a well-balanced team scoring effort with 8, Lewis, Johnson and Grunkemeyer 6 each, Buschle 5, Drake 4, and Wirth 1.  Grunkemeyer added 7 rebounds, while he and Prickel each tallied 3 assists.  Both teams shot 37% from the field and the feisty Eagles out-rebounded the Bulldogs 26-21.In the second semi-final Lawrenceburg jumped all over South Dearborn and pulled away for a 33-11 victory to set up the entertaining championship contest between the two rivals, #1 seed Lawrenceburg and #2 seed Batesville.The 4 wins on the day move the Bulldogs to an impressive (42-13) on the season.  They will next be in action the weekend of March 10th and 11th where they will participate in the Indiana Boys Basketball 6th Grade State Tournament which will conclude their fun and successful season.All-Tournament team:Gus Prickel                          Batesville                             Tournament’s Most Outstanding PlayerDillon Karsteter                 LawrenceburgJack Grunkemeyer          BatesvilleChris Lewis                          BatesvilleMeyer Savanion               LawrenceburgGerald Taylor                     LawrenceburgConner Drake                    BatesvilleHonorable Mention:Brodie Teke                        South DearbornBradley Romans               Switzerland CountySam Johnson                     BatesvilleHayden Saylor                   LawrenceburgCameron Heinrich            Jac-Cen-DelA special thank you to all the players from Southeastern Indiana that participated.  It was a great day with friendly competition from all.  There were many great compliments given to the hosts for the extraordinary experience.  Also, a special thank you to the 6th Grade Bulldog Parents who volunteered 12 hours of their day to make a special event for not only their young basketball players, but for many great youth that will one day represent the EIAC.  Go Bulldogs!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more

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The war game: Syracuse-Colgate was once a fierce rivalry of scalping, kidnapping, fly-overs

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ All it took was a pact, and then nothing more than a verbal agreement, to try and stop the insanity of it all. It became too dangerous, too raucous. The store owners grew tired of having to board up the windows, and the Syracuse hotels no longer wanted to have to move furniture out of the lobby to avoid having it destroyed. All this trouble for a football game between Syracuse and Colgate. The memories will rush back into the minds of alumni who were once a part of the storied past Syracuse-Colgate rivalry weekends, when those weekends were at their peak. Alumni will remember the pep rallies, the poster contests, the — fairly — innocent kidnappings of students, the scalping, and maybe even the games, themselves. ‘There were huge displays outside the fraternities and sororities,’ said former Colgate player, coach and athletic director Fred Dunlap. ‘They all always said, ‘Beat Colgate,’ and the game always had a sell-out crowd.’ These were just a part of the unending, all-encompassing events of those long-forgotten weekends that have lost their excitement and draw.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text When Colgate and its following arrive in Syracuse on Saturday (3:30 p.m., ESPN3), the excitement will be minimal. There’s no reason for there to be much, anyway. A Big East team in Syracuse meets a Football Championship Subdivision team in Colgate. ‘It was a David and Goliath type of situation,’ Dunlap said. Sort of like it is now. The 2010 Orange had an opening on its schedule for months. It couldn’t find an FBS school to fill the gap. As it turned out, SU didn’t have to look too far. Colgate was more than willing to fill the void for the first time since 1987. ‘Some time last spring, we were approached, as they were looking for a game to fill out their 12-game schedule,’ Colgate athletic director David Roach said. ‘I thought it would be a neat experience to play Syracuse this year.’ For both schools, the game seemed beneficial. But bringing back a longtime rivalry isn’t the only reason Roach saw this game as one he wanted to add to Colgate’s schedule. With the Patriot League debating whether or not to offer scholarships or only need-based financial aid, Roach said playing against a higher-division team like SU would show what Colgate’s schedule could look like if the Patriot League offers scholarships. ‘If we’re going to go with scholarships,’ Roach said, ‘we’d want to play a (FBS) school every year. We wanted to show that this could happen.’ The two schools came to an agreement last April to fill out each other’s schedule with a game against each other Saturday. That started the rebirth of the rivalry that has since lost its glory and excitement. Colgate is looked at as the underdog against Syracuse. But that wasn’t always the case. The mere appearance of the game on Colgate’s schedule benefited Dunlap’s ability to haul in players, back in the days of SU’s Archbold Stadium. ‘I used to use it as a recruiting tool,’ Dunlap said. ‘The fact that we played Syracuse meant that kids who wouldn’t get a chance to play somewhere else would come here.’ Overall, Colgate and Syracuse have played 65 times. Due to the glory days of Raiders football in the years preceding Dunlap’s arrival in 1976, Colgate leads the all-time series 31-29-5. And the series between the two teams continuously shifted between who dominated who. Over the first 20 games the Orangemen and Raiders met, Colgate went 13-5-2. From 1925 to 1937, the Raiders took 11 more games from the Orangemen. But starting in 1951, Syracuse began to take control of the series. Eventually, it became too much for Colgate — and the towns of Hamilton, N.Y., and Syracuse — to bear, and the series was cancelled for 20 years. But before the cancellation, SU expected to defeat the Raiders every year. ‘You seemed somewhat successful if you beat Colgate,’ said former Orangemen Richard Beyer. ‘You started out the season looking to the second-to-last game on the schedule to beat Colgate.’ The 1961 game was so one-sided, Syracuse coach Ben Schwartzwalder sent 53 players into the game. When it was over, the lopsided defeat forced Colgate to shut the door on the longtime rivalry. The excitement had gone away. Continuing to keep the series alive for the purpose of maintaining the rivalry weekend just wasn’t worth it. But for years, this was as intense a rivalry as any. The game, itself, was just one part of a long and sometimes dangerous weekend for students on both sides. ‘It was fans, players, townspeople,’ Dunlap said. ‘People left in a mass exodus from Hamilton to head to Syracuse.’ The streets of Syracuse would be filled with students and fans celebrating the arrival of the biggest game of the year. If stores and hotels didn’t protect themselves from the overflowing crowds in the streets, there was no telling how much damage could have been caused. Dominated by nothing but school spirit, the rivalry weekend, filled with events and contests, put the Syracuse and Colgate campuses on football lockdown. ‘My fraternity always wanted to go down to Colgate’s chapter to take something from their house,’ Beyer said. ‘They always wanted our Saltine Warrior.’ The week leading up to the game left no student safe. Groups from both schools would drive to the rival school and find an unsuspecting student to kidnap and scalp. Once returned to their respective school, they would have an ‘S’ or a ‘C’ on the back of their heads. Syracuse students once tried to kidnap the entire Colgate band and take them to Thornden Park to scalp every member. The plan was unsuccessful, but it only showed the extremes these schools went to for the purpose of proving superiority over their rival. In 1958, three SU students rented a plane to fly over Colgate to litter the campus with pamphlets that announced Syracuse as the better team and to pour orange dye into Colgate’s Taylor Lake. Out of revenge, Colgate students retaliated by having a plane drop red paint onto Archbold Stadium. Eventually, it all had to simmer. A compromise in a neutral location was needed between the two warring parties. In 1949, student representatives from both schools met in Cazenovia, N.Y., the midpoint between Syracuse and Colgate. A pact was signed that outlawed vandalism and set up specific rules and times during which pranks could take place. The following year, a verbal agreement of mutual respect replaced the terms of the pact. Still, the agreement was often disobeyed. At least until the late 1950s, when the Orangemen overtook the rivalry to the point where the game became boring. The weekend was no longer fun, as Colgate couldn’t compete with the football powerhouse Syracuse became. The last time they played for a while was in 1961, when eventual Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis and the Orangemen handed the Raiders a 51-8 loss. Davis got the ball just once and threw his first touchdown pass of his career on a pitch to John Mackey for a 74-yard touchdown. Not even a two decade-plus hiatus of the rivalry could give Colgate a chance. ‘When I was there, it wasn’t much of a rivalry,’ former Colgate running back Kenny Gamble said. ‘With a lot of our fans, it was more hype than anything that we did.’ Gamble played in the game when the Orangemen and Raiders last met during the 1987 season. It was a mere reincarnation of the 1961 game, except with another Syracuse Heisman-hopeful. Syracuse rolled over Colgate 52-6 behind a strong start by quarterback Don McPherson, who led the Orangemen to an 11-0-1 season. ‘They really handled us physically. They were better than us in every aspect,’ Gamble said. ‘We kept it fairly close for a quarter.’ Twenty three years later, the rivalry hasn’t been reborn, only rekindled. The memories are there for those who witnessed the former boisterous weekends when the games triggered the truest — and sometimes harshest — feelings of school pride. But they remain unknown for those who were never a part of them. A part of the insanity. The boarded-up windows. The empty hotel foyers. The kidnappings. The scalping. The exoduses. The warring frats. The orange lakes. The red Syracuse grass. The flyovers. The treaties. But before the treaties, there were the wars. There was the war. On and off the field. Maybe the greatest war between colleges the state has ever seen. The greatest New York college football rivalry. For now, Colgate is the winner of the war, with two more wins than Syracuse. But starting Saturday, the big bully, Syracuse, will start its latest attempt to win the war outright. Even if it is now one solely waged on the Carrier Dome turf. Even if the Sheraton University Hotel and Conference Center and the Genesee Grande Hotel won’t have to clear their lobbies. Said Dunlap: ‘It was big time.’ [email protected] Commentscenter_img Published on September 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

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