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UMES hosts Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Feb 10, 2017
Jeff Sabo

Free performance Feb. 25, 7 p.m.

These UMES alums are glad to have pebbles in their (golf) shoes

Jan 23, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

One of the PGA tour's signature golf tournaments takes place at the Pebble Beach Resorts each February and two newly minted UMES alumni will be working on the 2017 edition from a front-row seat.

Norman Blanco and Bobby Donson parlayed senior-year internships in UMES' PGA golf management program into assistant club pro jobs at the renowned venue overlooking the Pacific Ocean along the central California coast.

“I'm trying to be humble about the whole experience,” said Blanco, who grew up in New Orleans. “But, yeah, I have to pinch myself when I think about it.”

US actress Debbie Reynolds has died, a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, her son has announced.

US media said the 84-year-old had a stroke. She was taken to a Los Angeles hospital earlier on Wednesday.

The Hollywood legend is best known for her role in the 1952 musical Singin' in the Rain, opposite Gene Kelly.

Fisher - renowned for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series - died on Tuesday aged 60, following a cardiac arrest on a plane.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Opponents of the natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing are holding events across the state as Maryland environmental regulators publish proposed rules for issuing permits starting in October.

Monday's publication of proposed regulations in the Maryland Register opens a 30-day public comment period.

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Authorities say officers used a stun gun on a man who fled a traffic stop and hit an officer.

Media outlets report that Dover police say officers stopped a car Friday afternoon and smelled marijuana.

Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman says officers detained the driver, 32-year-old Ashley Everett, and the passenger, 42-year-old Keyatak Flowers, and found a spring-assisted knife.

Hoffman says when Flowers fled and tried to hide a bag containing drugs, officers used a stun gun to stop him. Police say Flowers hit an officer and police used the stun gun again.

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware budget officials are continuing to lay the groundwork for the final budget proposal by Gov. Jack Markell.

Budget director Brian Maxwell and his staff will reconvene meetings Tuesday as they hear budget requests from various state agencies.

Among the agencies making budget presentations on Tuesday are the Department of State and the economic development office.

The public hearings will continue through next week.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Heisey has agreed to $1.4 million, one-year deal to return to the Washington Nationals.

Agent Paul Cobbe confirmed the deal in an email to The Associated Press on Sunday.

A favorite of Nationals manager Dusty Baker, Heisey hit nine home runs in spot and pinch-hitting duties during the 2016 regular season. The 31-year-old hit a pinch-hit, two-run home run in Game 5 of the NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Anthony Mosley scored 16 points, Devonne Pinkard added 14 and Delaware coasted to a 63-49 win over Bradley on Sunday.

Delaware (2-0) never trailed, opening the game with a 15-5 run sparked by Pinkard's 3-pointer and holding Bradley to just 15 first-half points. Eric Carter's layup early in the second half gave Delaware its largest lead, 36-15, with 19:20 left.

Cazmon Hayes grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds for the Blue Hens, who controlled the boards 45-27 and haven't opened with two straight wins since the 2005-06 season.

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — Will Darley scored 24 points and made 5 of 6 3-pointers, Jarius Lyles scored 23 points and made six assists, and UMBC held off Maryland-Eastern Shore 77-73 on Sunday.

Up 35-32 at halftime, UMBC led by as many as nine points in the second half before the Hawks made a run. Tyler Jones' 3-pointer with 9 seconds left cut the margin to four, 75-71, and the Hawks were forced to foul. Lyles sealed the game with a free throw.

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LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Preston Smith kept wondering if Sam Bradford was going to throw the ball, and then he just wanted to make sure he held on.

Smith grabbed a crucial interception and dropped Bradford with two sacks, helping the Washington Redskins beat the Minnesota Vikings 26-20 on Sunday for their first victory in almost a month.

After allowing 20 consecutive points in 5:39 to close out the second quarter, Smith and the Redskins (5-3-1) shut out the Vikings (5-4) in the second half of Minnesota's fourth consecutive loss.

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