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She wanted her ex-husband to die with a happy thought; she told him Trump had been impeached - Washington Post

Monday, May 01, 2017

He had been bedridden the past several months, Teresa Elliott said. The two, who didn't have children, remained close friends after their divorce.Michael Elliott was a longtime Democrat and was very interested in politics; a “CNN junkie,” he was appalled by the current political climate. He found President Trump to be a “loathsome individual,” Teresa Elliott said. Asked what, specifically, her ex-husband had said about Trump, she replied, “Nothing that you could print.” [‘Prediction professor’ lays out eight reasons Trump could be impeached] She said she gave her ex-husband the false news because she wanted him to die with a happy thought.Whether Trump would be impeached has been a subject of public discourse since before the November presidential election.Allan J. Lichtman, an American University historian who predicted that Trump would become president, had already made the case for his impeachment. He told The Post's Peter W. Stevenson in September that if elected, the real estate mogul would be impeached by a Republican Congress that would rather have a President Pence.Now, just a few months removed from when Trump took office, Lichtman has written a book: “The Case for Impeachment.”Professor Allan J. Lichtman of American University was one of the few professional prognosticators to get President Trump's election win right. In his new book, he says Trump could be impeached. (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post)“This one is not based on a system; it's just my gut. They don't want Trump as president, because they can't control him. He's unpredictable. They'd love to have Pence — an absolutely down-the-line, conservative, controllable Republican,” Lichtman told The Post. “And I'm quite certain Trump will give someone grounds for impeachment, either by doing something that endangers national security or because it helps his pocketbook.”A February national poll by Public Policy Polling found that Americans are evenly divided about impeaching Trump. Two weeks earlier, 35 percent favored impeachment. That number went up to 46 percent by Feb. 10.READ MORE:Professor who predicted 30 years of presidential elections correctly called a Trump win in SeptemberThe campaign to impeach President Trump has begunImpeach Trump? Most Democrats already say ‘yes.’

Cause of death a mystery as remains of Tampa airman are returned from Turkey - (blog)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Family could not stay with troops at Incirlik, then, after the aborted coup, the base was surrounded by angry Turks. Power was cut. There was no water, or air conditioning for 10 days. The base remained tense even afterward, more so with the U.S. missile strike April 7 on an air base in Syria and with the ongoing campaign against Islamic State.Still, to his fellow airmen, Gardner remained a ray of sunshine, his sister said."He tried to turn every situation, especially the frustrating ones, into a song. There has been an outpouring of love and his friends tell me that even in the worst possible situations, CJ was always there to make you smile."Contact Howard Altman at or (813) 225-3112. Follow @haltman.

Former Utah Senate, farming boss 'Cap' Ferry dies; colleagues recall him as a 'quiet' leader, loud dresser - Salt Lake Tribune

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Ferry, a farmer and rancher from the northern Utah hamlet of Corrine, to be his agriculture commissioner. Bangerter had served as House speaker when Ferry was Senate president. Ferry remained in the agriculture post until Bangerter left office in 1993.Bangerter died two years ago, but his lieutenant governor, Val Oveson, recalls Ferry as an accomplished administrator who led the way on farmland-preservation programs and irrigation initiatives."He was a great leader," Oveson said.Haven Barlow, who logged 38 years in the Senate, said rarely did a measure Ferry supported fail. "He was very effective at getting his bills passed," Barlow said.Former House Speaker Nolan Karras said Ferry's secret was his humility."That's what drew people to him," Karras said. "He wasn't a showoff. He got things done because he was so approachable."While the adjectives "humble," "quiet" and "low-key" fit Ferry's personality, he also was known for his unusual choice of clothing."He wore a red plaid tuxedo to the governor's galas," said longtime lobbyist and former Weber County Commissioner Spencer Stokes. "That got attention."He also used his wardrobe to send signals about key legislative events, Stokes added. "He had this loud, wide tie that had dollar signs all over it. He would wear that tie on the day the budget figures were to be released."Ferry was born Sept. 22, 1932, and grew up on a farm in northern Utah. He graduated from Utah State University and, with his wife, Sue, ran a large agriculture business, raising cattle and growing alfalfa. He won the Outstanding Young Farmer award in 1958 and was the Future Farmers of America's "Honorary State Farmer" in 1975.After he left state government, he and Sue built a lobbying business with as many as 20 clients during legislative sessions.The Ferrys developed an international market for their beef and enjoyed a warm relationship with the Taiwanese government, which reached out to individual states after the federal government no longer recognized Taiwan as the official Chinese government.

Julius "JR" Behling

Saturday, April 08, 2017

At that time he began his career in the field of electronics with Cubic Defense Systems of San Diego, CA retiring in August of 1993. The love of the land instilled in Julius fromthe beginning remained his entire life and upon retirement he returned to the family farm.Julius had a love of flying that led to his owning a Piper J-5 which gave him the privilege of giving many Cuming County folks their first airplane ride. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association of Norfolk, NE and Oshkosh, WI. Other interests includedLutheran Layman’s League, Immanuel Lutheran Church choir and other offices within the church, Aid Association for Lutherans (now Thrivent) and a charter member of the Cuming County Historical Society. While in the U.S. Coast Guard he served as a radio operator, First Class and saw ports in Cheboygan, WI, New Orleans and Alaska. While with Cubic Corporationhe was assigned as a civilian to military bases in Canada, Sardinia, Italy, England and the Netherlands from the home base in San Diego, CA.In 1959, Julius and Wynona Lee Foy of Escondido, CA were married in Norwalk, CA . Deciding to help Julius’ father farm, Julius moved his family to the farm for the next 12 years. After that, Escondido, CA became the family home base until Julius’ retirement in 1993 when he and Wynona returned to the family farm – a long time dream fulfilled.The loving and close-knit family Julius left are: Spouse: Wynona (Foy) Behling, daughters:Lana (Mike) Wolford, Diane (Eric) Wright, and son: Robert (Stefani) Behling. Seven grandsons:Michael “M.C.”(Hannah) Wolford; Matthew (Bailey) Wolford; E. Keegan Wright; Caleb Wright, Samuel Wright and Henry Wright; Zachary Behling.Siblings: Ewald (Margaret) Behling; Julie (Behling) Langevin, Lois (Behling) Glade; and Lydia (Behling) Lambrecht. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also remain.Julius was preceded in death by his first-born son, Mark Behling; his parents, brother: Edgar (Esther) Behling and three brothers-in-law: Wyman Glade, Artwin Lambrect and LeRoy Langevin.A memorial service will be held 15 April at 2:00 at the Behling Farm 860 K Rd, Beemer.A private family committal will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Rural Beemer.“Rest confident in this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Rest in the Lord …and wait patiently for Him” Psalm 27:13,14 -- exactly what Julius did and the Lord rewarded him.

Kenneth Donnelly

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Ryan, watching and playing sports with Keith, traveling across the country with his wife Judy, and spending time with his grandchildren in his favorite spots in New Hampshire and Maine. He was an avid reader of history and historical fiction, and had a passion for politics. Everything he did, he did with all his energy and heart and there was no challenge too great to overcome. Ken was known to all who knew him first and foremost for his devotion to his family and as a fighter for those without a voice. Throughout his career, he fought to save others, protect the most vulnerable in our society, and give voice to working men and women across the Commonwealth. He was a staunch believer in the role of unions and government to protect workers, and he was well known for his efforts to advance justice and equality for all people no matter their race, religion, national origin, or sexual identification. As such, he treated all with whom he met with dignity and respect, and over the many years he worked as both a union negotiator and state legislator, he earned back in return the respect and admiration of both his allies and his adversaries. Senator Donnelly championed many causes during his career, from increasing access and quality to mental health services for all; to funding for workforce training for the unemployed and underemployed; to more protections for homeless families and retirees on fixed incomes; to women’s’ access to healthcare; and to the creation of a criminal justice system that was fair for all. Through all these diverse efforts, Senator Donnelly never sought the accumulation of personal credit; but rather he was dedicated to the causes he believed in and the people he represented, and he brought his tremendous energy, courage, and passion to changing many lives for the better. Visiting hours will be held at Arlington Town Hall Auditorium, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, April 7, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St Eulalia Parish, 50 Ridge Street, Winchester, on Saturday morning, April 8, 2017, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Arlington Youth Counseling Services, 670R Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476 or Appalach

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'He belongs to Alaska': Adventurer, wilderness conservationist Ken Leghorn dies at 62 - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Monday, May 01, 2017

Juneau. Even just a couple weeks before his death, Leghorn was still making trips and helping set up fundraisers for the center.He remained as active as he could in his final months, whether it was assisting with a shipment of fish from Sitka to Washington, D.C., for a fundraising dinner there or going to a show at Folk Fest. When he had to stay in the house, he set up his bed in his living room to gaze out the large window there to watch birds.Leghorn had previously served on the board at Audubon Alaska, a conservation nonprofit based in Anchorage, and Audubon planned an event in May where Leghorn would blog about the birds he was watching from home.Now that Leghorn is gone, Audubon is inviting others to record the birds they see, in honor of Leghorn.The fact that he was so active and involved in his final months wasn’t lost on Warner. The past few months weren’t easy, but she made sure to visit a few times and call her father often. She ensured him that the lessons he taught her, such as being sure to treat others with kindness and understanding, had stuck with her.Seeing Leghorn’s legacy continue through his vast collection of friends has also stuck with Warner.“You’ll always have those connections and you’ll always have those people who can be there with you or for you,” Warner said.Those people have come out in droves in recent weeks, many of them telling stories akin to Skaggs’ anecdote from that sailboat two decades ago. Those connections, more like family than friends, were happy to be part of his adventures,

Feature obituary: Charlotte Sinnett, 95, devoted to family, volunteering, science - Press Herald

Monday, May 01, 2017

Charlotte Sinnett, a homemaker and science enthusiast who volunteered for various organizations in the Portland area, died on Monday. She was 95.Mrs. Sinnett was active with the Maine Audubon Society and took part in its annual bird-breeding survey for many years.She was remembered by her children Friday as a strong and independent woman who lived life to its fullest. “She was a wonderful woman,” said her son Everett Sinnett of Rockville, Maryland. “She lived a good long life.”Mrs. Sinnett graduated from the University of Maine in 1943 with a degree in mathematics. It was there that she met her husband, Clifford Sinnett. The two had a statistics class together. They were married on Jan. 29, 1944. He served in the Navy during World War II, while she analyzed sonar acoustics at the Underwater Sound Laboratory at Harvard University. In 1946, the Sinnetts moved to Vannah Avenue in Portland, where they raised three sons. Her husband worked as an investment adviser, while she stayed home to raise their kids. A loving and attentive mother, she was fearless, adventurous and devoted to the family, her sons said.When her husband was called to serve during the Korean War

Inmate who died at Maine State Prison had filed federal civil rights suit - Bangor Daily News

Monday, May 01, 2017

BANGOR, Maine — A 53-year-old Maine State Prison inmate who died Saturday morning had sued state correctional officials in federal court in 2007, alleging that his civil rights had been violated.Deane Brown died while serving a 58-year sentence for multiple robbery, burglary and theft offenses of which he was convicted in 1996 in Knox County Superior Court, Maine Department of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick said in a news release.Brown’s earliest possible release date was not until 2032, the commissioner said. In accordance with the department’s policy and Maine attorney general’s office protocols, Maine State Police and the medical examiner have been notified, and they are reviewing the death.According to published reports and federal court documents, Brown filed a federal lawsuit in 2007 alleging that his First Amendment rights to free speech were violated after he forwarded a letter written by a guard who sympathized with prisoner complaints to a Rockland low-frequency radio st

Steven W. Wilhoft - Parsons Sun

Monday, May 01, 2017

County attorney from 2000 to 2007, when he became an assistant attorney general for the state of Kansas, working as a part of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Southeast Kansas Drug Task Force. He remained in this position until his passing. In March he was the first recipient of the Drug Prosecutor of the Year Award through the Kansas Narcotics Officers Association.Steve served as an elder at Trinity Lutheran Church, Parsons. He was an enthusiastic sports fan, devoted to the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals. He enjoyed collecting vintage comedian memorabilia and watching classic silent comedies. Steve was a talented musician. He had a beautiful tenor voice and also played the guitar and banjo. He was an avid reader who loved reading historical non-fiction. Steve was a staunch conservative.Steve is survived by his wife and best friend, Karissa; his son, Jonathan Wilhoft and his wife, Courtney, of Parsons; two daughters, Violet Riggs and her husband, Stephen, of Derby and Liesl Wilhoft of the home. He also leaves three grandsons who were his pride and joy, Atticus and Jonas Wilhoft and Oliver Riggs, and was anticipating the arrival of his fourth grandchild who is due in October. He is survived by his parents; his sister, Debbie Westmoreland and her husband, Dennis, of Bailey, Colorado; and two brothers, Frederick Wilhoft III and his wife, Kathy, of Wichita and Jonathan Wilhoft of Omaha, Nebraska. Steve is also survived by his father-in-law, John Bartlett of Parsons; 14 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.The service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Parsons Municipal Auditorium, with committal immediately following at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home.Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 4

AnnaLee (Bates) Flynn - Daily Ardmoreite

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Wilson.AnnaLee was raised in Wilson graduating from Wilson High School in 1981. She married Bobby Charles Flynn May 21, 1982, at the First Baptist Church of Wilson. They remained in Wilson and were blessed with two boys. AnnaLee worked most of the years caring for others at nursing homes and hospitals. She worked for Mercy for 26 years and then home health and presently was providing care for her grandmother. AnnaLee loved camping, fishing, playing games and was an avid OU football fan. She was looking forward to seeing her first grandbaby in July.Preceding her in death was her father, Billy Bates Sr. March 5, 2006.AnnaLee is survived by her husband, Bobby of the home; sons, James Flynn and John Flynn, both of Wilson; mother, Floy Bates of Wilson; grandmother, JoAnna Walker of Wilson; mother-in-law, Betty Flynn of Wilson; brother, Billy Bates and wife, Sarah of Wilson; sisters, Tina Marie Gaston and husband, Robin of Lone Grove and Tammy Harris and husband, David of Ardmore; and numerous other family and friends.Casket bearers will be Billy D. Bates Jr., Arlo Kimes, Daniel Lee Brundage, Jeremy Brundage, Ray Howard and Shane Harris.  Honorary bearers will be Robin Gaston, Terry Brundage and David Harris.A family visitation is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. this evening at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Wilson.Online condolences may be made to