Published Sun, Jan 21, 2018 SHARE TWEET EMAIL HARVEY, John R. HARVEY - John R. January 15, 2018; beloved son of the late Kenneth and Shirley (nee Marley) Harvey; dearest brother of the late Roger (survived by Carol) Harvey and Donald (Pat) Harvey; devoted uncle of Jim, Danny, Laurie, Denise, Karen, Mark, Steve, and Dave. No prior visitation. Funeral services held privately. John was a retiree of Moog, Inc. Share condolences online at www.amigone.com Funeral Home: Amigone Funeral Home, Inc. Guest Book Powered by Facebook … [Read more...] about HARVEY, John R.
Summing up the professional life of late umpire Doug Harvey depended entirely on your unique vantage point. If you were on the mound, those two fingers held about an inch apart demonstrated how much a pitch had missed the plate. If you had a bat on your shoulder, those same hand measurements showed how much of the plate the last pitch had caught. If you were in the stands, that small delay before Harvey barked out a decision was time well invested — freezing the moment briefly to observe, process and ensure a call was correct. The San Diego State graduate, who died Jan. 13 in Visalia at 87, defined consistency with a plate brush. The former San Diego resident became baseball’s most trusted arbiter, so versed on the rulebook and so Swiss watch steady that players called him “God.” “A ball was a ball and a strike was a strike,” former pitcher Tommy John told the Union-Tribune on Tuesday. “There was no whining or stopping or pouting. And you knew … [Read more...] about Place in baseball history is safe for San Diego State alum Doug Harvey
GOP plan to head off government shutdown leaves out Harvey disaster aid By Kevin Diaz, Washington Bureau January 17, 2018 Updated: January 17, 2018 9:32pm Photo: David Taylor /Houston Chronicle Image 1of/2 CaptionClose Image 1 of 2 An entire row of homes are gone after being razed to the ground by the city. The Hurricane Harvey damage was too much to recover from for these families. An entire row of homes are gone after being razed to the ground by the city. The Hurricane Harvey damage was too much to recover from for these families. Photo: David Taylor /Houston Chronicle Image 2 of 2 Hurricane Harvey turned streets into rivers in Houston neighborhoods. Now, $81 billion in relief remains out of reach. Hurricane Harvey turned streets into rivers in Houston neighborhoods. Now, $81 billion in relief remains out of reach. … [Read more...] about GOP plan to head off government shutdown leaves out Harvey disaster aid
UPDATE: In 'the darkest day' of his life former Sheriff John Buncich is sentenced to 188 months in prison HAMMOND — A federal judge has sentenced former Sheriff John Buncich to immediately begin serving a 188-month prison term — a little more than 15 years — for public corruption.The man who had been the face of law enforcement in Lake County for decades appeared stunned by the pronouncement, which his lawyer, Bryan Truitt, called tantamount to a death sentence for his 72-year-old client.U.S. District Court Judge James Moody refused the usual courtesy to public corruption figures, the freedom to report directly to his federal penitentiary at a later date.Moody said the embarrassment Buncich caused to his police department and the harm he caused to Lake County's reputation in the state was staggering and denounced Buncich's abuse of power for self-enrichment and his "blind obedience to the political cult. Shame on you."Buncich's voice was reduced to a whisper after … [Read more...] about 5 stories you need to know today: In ‘the darkest day’ of his life former Sheriff John Buncich is sentenced to 188 months in prison. Williams late free throw gives E.C. it’s 17th straight win over Hammond.
When last anyone heard from Jacob deGrom, he was railing at teammates for anonymously sniping at Terry Collins, expressing support for both the manager and pitching coach Dan Warthen as they were being let go, and, oh by the way… Shocking the Mets’ faithful by cutting his hair. A few months later, suffice it to say deGrom has a new outlook on the state of the Mets: he’s convinced that Mickey Callaway will bring positive change to the clubhouse, also further convinced this team still has the pitching to return to the postseason, while setting his sights personally on winning a Cy Young Award. And, oh by the way… Get used to the clean-cut look. “It’s still short right now,” deGrom said with a laugh over the phone this week. “I’ll probably keep it short. It’s so much easier to care for.” DeGrom, who said he knew the end-of-season pictures revealing short hair would “create a stir” among fans who had grown … [Read more...] about John Harper: Jacob deGrom looking forward to Mets’ fresh, has his eye on Cy Young Award