Memories of Dexheimer sought

first_img Dexheimer had been a morning disc jockey on High Desert Broadcasting’s Radio Station KWJL before his illness. Dexheimer started playing the drums professionally at the age of 18 in Pasadena. After two years in the U.S. Army, he returned briefly to the Lockheed job he’d left behind when he was drafted. After only a few months, he took a layoff and returned to playing music. He amassed a private collection of the music played before, during and after the World War II years, more than 30,000 selections.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Local American Red Cross officials are looking for people’s reminisces about longtime Antelope Valley radio personality Loren Dexheimer for a fundraiser to aid American military personnel. A celebrity locally for his radio shows, as a jazz drummer and as a disc jockey, Dexheimer died in January 2005 at age 70. His widow Jean donated his large collection of vintage movies and music tapes to the Red Cross to benefit its services for military personnel, said Fran Stewart. The videotapes – which include Tom Mix and Roy Rogers vintage westerns – and audio cassette tapes – of big band music, jazz and other genres – are to be sold at a benefit sale March 10 and 11 at the Palmdale Red Cross office. The videotapes and music tapes will be put on display those days, with refreshments and photo collages and information about Dexheimer. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card In preparation for the event, Red Cross officials are collecting peoples’ memories about him. Red Cross officials said people can write down their reminisces in any format and make them as long or as short as they wish. The first six to make submissions will get prizes, Stewart said. Submissions can be mailed or delivered to the American Red Cross, 2715 E. Ave. P, Palmdale, CA 93550. For more information, call (661) 267-0650. Dexheimer was remembered at a separate event Saturday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. Bob Noval and his Big Band Orchestra presented their “Swingin’ Valentine” performance. A portion of the Lancaster concert proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in memory of Dexheimer, who had organized a 2001 big-band Valentine’s performance in Lancaster. Dexheimer died after battling throat and tongue cancer for more than two years. His death came a month after he received a lifetime achievement award at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. last_img read more

Jackson County Releases 2017-18 Visitor Guide

first_imgThe new Jackson County Visitor Guide for 2017-18 is on stands across the county and state, and features new hikes, waterfalls to explore, arts & culture and things to do that both tourists and residents will enjoy. The guide is produced by the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority, is available at no charge and can be picked up at visitor centers and select local businesses.The Visitor Guide showcases Jackson County’s rural, scenic and welcoming mountain communities of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, Sylva, Cullowhee, Glenville and Sapphire.The expanded 72-page, color guide with foldout maps is “full of information on restaurants and dining, accommodations, and things to do in the mountains,” JCTDA Executive Director Nick Breedlove said. “This year’s guide is 20-percent larger than last year and contains much more content,” he added.“Visitors to the area love to reference the foldout hiking and waterfall map to navigate our scenic trails,” said Breedlove. “In addition, we have a foldout for the WNC Fly Fishing Trail and information on Jackson County’s designation as NC Trout Capital.” Jackson County is home to the nation’s first-and-only fly fishing trail. With over 4,600 miles of pristine trout waters, Jackson County is a fisherman’s paradise.The “Things to Do” section of the guide contains six pages of helpful tips highlighting arts and crafts, outdoor recreation, shopping and adventures to experience while visiting our county. When asked, “What’s there to do in Jackson County?’, this list will be something one can hand to family or friends from out-of-town, and they’ll find more than a weekend’s worth of activities,” said Breedlove.The following additions and information are new in this year’s guide:Total Solar Eclipse- Being in the path of totality, Jackson County is a prime viewing location for the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon on August 21, 2017. The guide provides visitors with information on the events planned around this spectacular event.“On the Silver Screen” – This section details the recent filming of Three Billboards and Dirty Dancing, both of which will air this year. Details on where visitors can go to see scenes directly from the films and details on what makes Jackson County’s picturesque towns such a hot spot for film crews are all included.Ale Trail- With a fourth craft brewery opening this summer on Main Street, Jackson County’s Ale Trail has expanded to four breweries in a walkable one mile stretch. Information about the Ale Trail and each brewery appears in this year’s new guide.Also, a feature not to miss includes a list and description of Jackson County’s greatest natural assets, including the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Panthertown Valley, often called the “Yosemite of the East,” encompassing some 6,295 acres of wilderness.The JCTDA is continuing its focus on environmental stewardship by promoting the “Leave No Trace Seven Principles.” The LNT principles support sustainable tourism and preserving natural resources for years to come.“People are discovering what’s so special about Jackson County, and they’re planning trips up from the city to get away for the weekend,” Breedlove said, citing increasing tourism expenditures.“We’re just over two and a half hours from Atlanta, Charlotte, Knoxville and many other areas,” he said, making it perfect for a trip to the mountains. “We offer a wide array of hotels, resorts, vacation rentals and cabins for travelers; pair that with Jackson County’s craft breweries, farm-to-table culinary scene alongside all our outdoor activities, and it makes for a perfect weekend getaway.”In 2015, tourists spent $175 million in Jackson County, an increase of almost three percent over 2014. “We expect even more visitors this year,” Breedlove said.last_img read more

Spencer girls basketball tops Granton

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterGRANTON — Lexi Baehr had 14 points and eight rebounds, and Spencer used a strong second half to defeat Granton 45-28 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division girls basketball game Tuesday night at Granton High School.Spencer led 10-4 after the first quarter and busted the game open in the second half, outscoring Granton 26-16.Spencer (4-9, 3-8 Cloverbelt East) forced 17 turnovers and held a 14-4 advantage on made free throws in the win.Cheyenne Redcay had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (0-11 overall and Cloverbelt East).The Rockets host Columbus Catholic on Friday. The game will be broadcast on WOSQ-FM 92.3 and City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 45, Bulldogs 28Spencer 10 9 11 15 – 45Granton 4 8 5 11 – 28SPENCER (45): Lexi Baehr 5-13 2-2 14, Courtney Buss 3-5 2-2 8, Nadia King 2-11 3-6 7, Kallie Reckner 2-10 1-2 6, Liz Endreas 0-2 4-8 4, Melissa Lehman 2-8 0-0 4, Katie Fleischmann 0-1 1-2 1, Abby Varsho 0-4 1-2 1, Katleynn Walter 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 14-57. FT: 14-24. 3-pointers: 3-14 (Baehr 2-4, Reckner 1-6, Fleischmann 0-1, King 0-2). Rebounds: 49 (Baehr 8, Varsho 8). Turnovers: 9. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: none. Record: 4-9, 3-8 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.GRANTON (28): Cheyenne Redcay 6-9 1-2 13, Dani Anding 3-16 1-3 7, Alanna Dix 1-8 2-3 4, Jessica Richmond 1-9 0-0 2, Jill Richmond 1-6 0-0 2, Cassie Bandt 0-1 0-0 0, Caley Leggate 0-0 0-0 0, Kellisa Rowe 0-1 0-0 0. FG: 12-51. FT: 4-8. 3-pointers: 0-10 (Je. Richmond 0-5, Ji. Richmond 0-3, Anding 0-2). Rebounds: 36 (Redcay 9). Turnovers: 17. Fouls: 20. Fouled out: Anding. Record: 0-11 overall and Cloverbelt East.last_img read more

Marshfield girls swim team loses to OHA

first_imgHolbrook wins two individual events for TigersBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Marshfield won five of the 11 events and came up short, losing a nonconference dual meet to Onalaska/Holmen/Aquinas 94-76 in girls swimming action Thursday at Marshfield High School.Marshfield senior Elizabeth Holbrook was part of four of the five wins for the Tigers. She won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:27.88 and the 100 breastroke in 1:14.02, and she was part of the 200 medley relay (2:05.27) and 200 freestyle relay (1:55.28) that also won for Marshfield. Megan Donahue, Ryenne Zee, and Erika Roeglin were also part of both winning relays.Zee accounted for the other Tigers’ win as she finished first in the 100 butterfly in 1:06.92. She took second in the 50 freestyle in 28.12 seconds. Donahue also had a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:09.45).Marshfield was without one of its top swimmers, Sophia Koehn, who was out due to illness.The Tigers will return to action Sept. 10 at the Rhinelander Invitational.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 94, Marshfield 76(Winners and Marshfield finishers)200 medley relay: 1. Marshfield (Megan Donahue, Elizabeth Holbrook, Ryenne Zee, Erika Roeglin) 2:05.27.200 freestyle: 1. Becky Pulvermacher (OHA) 2:19.13; 3. Grace Hilbelink (MAR) 2:30.92; 4. Morgan Nordbeck (MAR) 2:36.40; 5. Elise Ashby (MAR) 2:36.58.200 IM: 1. Holbrook (MAR) 2:27.88; 3. Valerie Kushnir (MAR) 2:41.61; 6. Malina Barker (MA) 2:58.33.50 freestyle: 1. Claire Hale (OHA) 27.13; 2. Zee (MAR) 28.12; 3. Donahue (MAR) 28.89; 4. Roeglin (MAR) 29.06.100 butterfly: 1. Zee (MAR) 1:06.92; 5. April Read 9MAR) 1:18.46.100 freestyle: 1. Eva Marchiando (OHA) 1:03.26; 3. Roeglin (MAR) 1:05.18; 5. Elizabeth Lecker (MAR) 1:08.37; 6. Nordbeck (MAR) 1:13.08.500 freestyle: 1. Pulvermacher (OHA) 6:02.72; 3. Madi Hall (MAR) 6:29.41; 5. Emily Hopperdietzel (MAR) 6:44.69.200 freestyle relay: 1. Marshfield (Roeglin, Donahue, Holbrook, Zee) 1:55.28.100 backstroke: 1. Hale (OHA) 1:07.66; 2. Donahue (MAR) 1:09.45; 5. Hopperdietzel (MAR) 1:20.38; 5. Barker (MAR) 1:21.34.100 breaststroke: 1. Holbrook (MAR) 1:14.02; 3. Hilbelink (MAR) 1:26.81; 5. Ashby (MAR) 1:30.25.400 freestyle relay: 1. Onalaska (Sayge Stojadinovic, Pulvermacher, Marciando, Jen Laux) 4:20.46; 2. Marshfield (Ashby, Kushnir, Barker, Hall) 4:34.13; 5. Marshfield (Nordbeck, Riya Bolander, McKenzie Wilsmann, Ariel Fernandez) 5:05.50.—JVNo team scores(Winners and Marshfield finishers)200 medley relay: 1. Marshfield (Nordbeck, Ashby, Read, Kate Konrardy) 2:39.33.200 freestyle: 1. Wilsmann (MAR) 2;55.8..200 IM: 1. Fernandez (MAR) 2:57.31; 2. Bolander (MAR) 3:05.02.50 freestyle: 1. Read (MAR) 30.84; 2. Lecker (MAR) 32.12; 3. Mary Ann Stangl (MAR) 34.58.100 butterfly: 1. Erika Kay Tsumagari (OHA) 1:20.28; 2. Fernandez (MAR) 1:21.17.100 freestyle: 1. Maggie Stangl (MAR) 1:12.40; 2. Ana Paape (MAR) 1:14.30; 4. Cassidy Kolstad (MAR) 1:19.36.200 freestyle relay: 1. Marshfield (Mag. Stangl, Kolstad, Kaycee Irwin, Bolander) 2:18.28; 2. Marshfield (Paape, Hopperdietzel, Olivia Corrigall, M.A. Stangl) 2:28.35.100 backstroke: 1. Mag. Stangl (MAR) 1:28.01; 3. Corrigall (MAR) 1:52.87.100 breaststroke: 1. Helen Hale (OHA) 1:27.72; 2. Bolander (MAR) 1:34.65; 3. Paape (MAR) 1:39.46; 4. Gracia Sandok (MAR) 1:47.54.400 freestyle relay: 1. Marshfield (Mag. Stangl, Kolstad, Paape, M.A. Stangl) 5:15. 46; 3. Marshfield (Irwin, Konrardy, Hopperdietzel, Sandok) 5:34.67.last_img read more

Checkpoint Systems Adds Alpha OptiLok XD to Line of Specialized Anti-Theft Eyewear Tags for…

first_imgCheckpoint Systems has recently added the Alpha OptiLok XD to its line of specialized tags to protect against retail eyewear theft.The new hard tag follows the introduction of the OptiLok line earlier this year and offers optical retailers an extra-deep version of the same product for thick plastic eyewear frames.Key features of all OptiLok tags include:- Sponsor – Available in AM or RF technologyDurable constructionQuick application and removalEasy to recycle and reuseUnobtrusiveAvailability:OptiLok XD is available immediately. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Breaking News in the Industry: August 3, 2018

first_imgWatch: Armed guard shoplift with helpThe armed security guard who was caught on camera stealing $3,000 worth of electronics from a local Walmart in a cooler has been arrested. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office in Florida says Jamaal Montague, 27, was arrested Tuesday after numerous tips on their social media post. He has been charged with grand theft, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and dealing in stolen property.Deputies say the man loaded up a several coolers with $3,000 worth of electronics while inside the store. He then pushed the cart out through the garden center, pushed it up against a gate, and jumped the gate. On the other side of the gate, the guard’s accomplice helped him get the stuffed coolers over the fence. If you know the security guard or have any information, you are asked to call Detective Kevin Tim at 850.606.3300, or to remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward, please call Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 850.574-TIPS (8477).    [Source: WTXL27 News]Shoplifting suspect assaults two people; Hides In cornfieldMitchell Police arrested a shoplifting suspect who allegedly assaulted two people, and then hid in an Iowa cornfield Friday. Authorities say 32-year-old Victor McKittrick, Jr, pushed an employee to the ground while leaving a store with unpaid merchandise. Police say McKittrick then assaulted another victim and stole his side-by-side utility vehicle. McKittrick later abandoned the vehicle and ran into a cornfield to hide. McKittrick was arrested and is being charged with second-degree theft and simple assault.   [Source: Keloland News]- Sponsor – Five-Finger Discount: A look at Pennsylvania’s three strikes law for retail theftOn May 5, 2016, Robert Rice, a 28-year-old man from Trout Run, Pennsylvania, entered a Turkey Hill convenience store on South Market Street in Upper Allen Township and picked up some merchandise, according to Upper Allen Township Police. Police said Rice then left the store without paying for the items, which according to court records show cost a little more than $30.Typically, a retail theft involving the loss of $30 in merchandise would constitute a summary offense, similar to a traffic citation. However, Rice was charged with felony retail theft and sentenced to a maximum 12 months in Cumberland County Prison. Rice had two previous convictions for retail theft, triggering Pennsylvania’s three strikes law. The law states that all third or subsequent convictions for retail theft are to be graded as third degree felonies regardless of the value of the items stolen.His $30 retail theft also wound up costing him nearly $1,300 in fines and fees, including a $300 booking center fee, a $190 “plea fee” — which is a fee imposed on defendants for pleading guilty — $250 for the state DNA detection fund, $10 for domestic violence compensation, $5 for the firearms education and training fund. His crime did not involve a firearm or an act of domestic violence.In Pennsylvania, retail theft can be graded anywhere from a summary offense all the way up to a felony depending on the value of the items stolen and the number of prior convictions the defendant has. A first offense where the value of the items stolen is less than $150 is graded as a summary, which is the same grading as things like a speeding ticket. Retail theft can be a misdemeanor if it is a second offense or the value of the goods stolen is $150 or more, according to state law. Third or subsequent offenses, theft of a gun or a motor vehicle or where the value of items stolen exceeds $1,000 are all graded as a third degree felony. Other crimes that are graded as a third degree felony are involuntary manslaughter, institutional sexual assault and carrying a firearm without a license. In Rice’s case, if he had stolen all of the merchandise from all three of his retail theft cases, he would have faced just a summary offense. Court records show that the value of the items he stole totaled a little more than $100…   [Source: The Sentinel]Biting, shoplifting suspect arrestedA Connecticut woman faces charges for seriously biting a pharmacy employee who was trying to detain her for shoplifting. Marissa Chevalier, 20, of Enfield, tried to shoplift more than $200 worth of batteries from the Walgreens on Washington Street, police said. The incident happened on Tuesday around 7:40 a.m. When officers arrived, they met with the employee who had detained Chevalier.The employee told officers that Chevalier bit the employee and punctured the skin. Other employees had to aid in detaining Chevalier. She was taken into custody without further incident when officers arrived. Chevalier was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and sixth-degree larceny.The Walgreens employee had to be transported by an ambulance to Hartford Hospital’s emergency room for treatment for the bite.   [Source: WFSB3 Eyewitness News]WATCH: Thieves carry 50-inch TV … on a motorcycleAuthorities in Texas said two men who stole a 50-inch TV from a home fled with the stolen device on a motorcycle. The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office said security camera footage shows the two men arrive at a Manvel home on a motorcycle and take a TV that had been screwed into a cabinet on the back patio. The men then fled on the motorcycle with the television sandwiched between them. Multiple witnesses snapped photos of the unusual sight and police said deputies followed the motorcycle for a time, but lost track of the suspects.  [Source: UPI]Retail fraud volume and cost increase sharply year-on-yearLexisNexis® Risk Solutions released its comprehensive 2018 True Cost of Fraud report, for the retail sector. Findings show fraud is escalating at an unprecedented pace in an industry already operating on very thin margins. The LexisNexis Fraud Multiplier, which measures the cost for each dollar of fraud loss, found that this year, every dollar of fraud cost merchants $2.94, up from $2.77 a year ago, a 6 percent increase. The report also found the volume of successful and thwarted fraudulent attempts rising steeply at the companies surveyed—from a monthly average of 238 to 306 successful fraudulent transactions, year-on-year, and from 257 to 313 prevented fraudulent transactions.Mobile commerce continues to be the sector most susceptible to fraud, particularly with identity fraud. Mid- to large-size mobile commerce merchants that sell digital goods see 39 percent of the fraud losses from identity theft, including synthetic identities. Though these merchants appear to have shown signs of investing in fraud prevention solutions in the past year, many still struggle with identity fraud. This is likely due to the types of solutions that these merchants are implementing.“The hotly competitive retail landscape means merchants must meet customer expectations for convenience and continually drive business growth,” said Kimberly Sutherland, senior director, fraud and identity management strategy, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “However, these key drivers also have increased risk for identity-related fraud, especially with the rise of synthetic identities and the volume of botnet orders. Therefore, it’s crucial for retailers to not just invest in a large number of fraud prevention solutions, but the right combination and layering of the solutions to defend against different threats. Retailers are beginning to demand solutions that combine physical identity data with digital identity data so that they have 360 degree view to know if the person they are doing business with really is that person.”Other findings of the report include: • Digital goods merchants who layer core, identity and fraud transaction solutions have lower fraud costs ($2.88 for every $1 of fraud) than those that use only a limited set of core solutions (up to $3.61 per $1 of fraud).• The LexisNexis Fraud Multiplier has risen most sharply, year-on-year, among those selling digital goods through the mobile channel. For every $1 of fraud, mid- to large-mobile commerce merchants selling digital goods are hit with an average cost of $3.29, as opposed to their physical goods-only counterparts at $2.78.“Retailers are more likely to be tracking where they’ve successfully thwarted fraud rather than also tracking where they’ve been able to prevent it from occurring. This approach lessens the overall effectiveness of preventing fraud, given that fraudsters are adept at testing for areas that are less of a focus by merchants, and change their attack points accordingly,” added Sutherland.    [Source: PR Newswire] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

How do you record audits against software?

first_imgIn the world of effective software inventory management there are audits. Those audits are done comparing the software to physical installations or against budget. There are audits performed when a HFE (Human Factors Engineer) analyzes your usability or those done to ensure that you have sufficient disaster recovery elements in place.This happens every day against dozens of software applications and I have to ask the question — where do you record this data? Does everyone have individual approaches and simply has a spreadsheet containing the data? Is it recorded anywhere?I have to wonder where the value is in gathering data that has no reuse or exposure to the owners of the software solutions.So I’ve been bouncing around an enhancement to allow certain groups to register (and report) on audits. Internally some people hate it and some love it.What do you do?Do you have yet another application for capturing software audits?Do you do them at all?Let me know.Previous topics include Application inventory, what do you capture?,  Application inventory starts with a definition, Application inventory as a cost savings initiative, Application Inventory, the start of data sustainability? and How do you measure data quality in your Application Inventory?.last_img read more

A few kind words could help politicians win elections

first_imgPublic approval of the U. S. Congress has been at an all-time low in recent years, hovering around 15% in opinion polls. What could representatives do to boost their numbers? A new study suggests that a few kind words towards fellow citizens could make all the difference. Researchers’ computers analyzed all 123,927,807 words spoken during sessions of the House of Representatives between 1996 and 2014 using publicly available online transcripts and matched them against a dictionary of 127 words or word stems with “prosocial” meanings—that is, words that connoted kindness or cooperation. The team found that the more members of Congress who  used such words overall, the higher the approval ratings Congress received in polls 6 months later. And, as the researchers report online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, even a little nastiness could be devastating to congressional popularity. Thus, a 19% decrease in prosocial language routinely led to a 75% drop in approval ratings. (The researchers controlled for external events that might affect the results, such as the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks or the economic crisis of 2008.) The team suggests two possible ways that the public learns how nice their representatives are being: Directly, by watching C-SPAN (which 57% of the voting population does at least once per week), or indirectly, through news media coverage of congressional sessions. Which words led to the biggest approval increases? Gentle, involve, educate, contribute, concerned, give, tolerate, trust, and, of course, cooperate. Politicians, take heed!last_img read more