The incredible saga of a 3-sport Rutgers hero who spent 8 years as a POW (and his TD pass that shocked college football)

The U.S. Air Force Starlifter touched down at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines on Feb. 12, 1973. The eyes of the nation looked on as 115 prisoners of war returned to the United States military facility.

Near the front of the pack stood Raymond Vohden, a 42-year old lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy. Although he generated headlines for his accomplishments as a football and wrestling star at Rutgers University decades earlier, Vohden was now more famous for another reason: The New Jersey man was the fourth American to be shot down over North Vietnam on April 3, 1965.

His leg broken and ankle crippled as a result of a bailout from his A-4 Skyhawk bomber, the hobbled Vohden was given the option to exit the back of the plane, where he could escape the view of hundreds who had gathered to greet the heroic soldiers and millions

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State Board of Education again leaves mask issue to local districts despite push from Oklahoma physicians, child advocacy group | Education

“I fear if we don’t do this, our schools will close,” Crawford said.

Dr. Dwight Sublett, a pediatrician who has worked for 37 years in Stillwater, said he is concerned that infected young children, who are commonly “nonsymptomatic or only mildly symptomatic,” may be spreading coronavirus to their own families and their teachers.

“It is time that we readdress this issue. I strongly encourage you to reconsider your vote on this matter,” Sublett said.

“We now know that if we use a multilayer cloth mask, it is effective not only for large droplets but also smaller droplets. We can reduce (transmission) by 70 percent,” he said. “I think we can save some lives along the way, too.”

Dr. David Kendrick, who practices internal medicine and pediatrics in Tulsa and operates a health information exchange system that connects hospitals, clinics, labs and tribes across the state, showed the board maps and

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University of Wisconsin hospitals are short of staff at ‘all times’ as Covid slams state

  • The University of Wisconsin’s health system is experiencing staffing crunches across its seven-hospital system during the state’s latest Covid-19 wave.
  • “We are short of staff all times, either because they have Covid or they have some other illness and we need to rule out Covid before we bring them back to work,” UW Health CEO Dr. Alan Kaplan told CNBC.
  • “There is no surplus staff to deploy to other hospitals to help each other out, so we’re trying to equal the load,” added Kaplan.
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NASA TV Coverage Set for Russian Spacewalk

NASA TV Coverage Set for Russian Spacewalk

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Two Russian cosmonauts are scheduled to go outside the International Space Station Wednesday, Nov. 18, to conduct a spacewalk that will initiate preparations for the arrival of a new Russian research module.

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Expedition 64 Commander Sergey Ryzhikov and Flight Engineer Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, both of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will exit the space station through the Poisk module on the space-facing side of the station’s Russian segment for the spacewalk, which is expected to last up to six hours. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will help the cosmonauts suit up and will monitor their progress.

Live coverage of the Russian spacewalk will begin at 8:30 a.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The spacewalk is expected to begin about 9:30 a.m.

Ryzhikov, designated

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UMD Alumna and Olympic Gymnast Dominique Dawes to Address University of Maryland’s 2020 Winter Graduates

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The University of Maryland announced today that Dominique Dawes ’02, three-time Olympian and Olympic Gymnastic Gold Medalist, will deliver the university’s commencement address on Dec. 20, 2020. Dawes will address thousands of graduates, family and friends during the virtual ceremony.

Dominique Dawes is a shining example of the impact Terps have across the world and in our state,” said University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines. “We are delighted to welcome her back to her alma mater to share her story and help commemorate this special occasion for our graduates.”

The Maryland native and UMD alumna recently shared her enthusiasm to offer remarks to the graduates:

“I am incredibly honored to speak at the University of Maryland’s commencement ceremony,” said Dawes. “The perseverance of the entire Terp community through this enduring pandemic is inspiring, and I hope to

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University of Ottawa Partners with Keypath Education to Offer a Master of Engineering Management for Professionals

Fully online program designed to mirror on-campus degree in content and quality

OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 12, 2020 /CNW/ – The University of Ottawa announced today it will offer an online Master of Engineering Management program to support working professionals. The program will educate leaders by combining high-quality course content with the convenience of tech-enabled online learning, in partnership with Keypath Education Canada.

“The University of Ottawa has developed a bold vision to navigate a rapidly evolving world over the next ten years called Transformation 2030,” said Jill Scott, Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs at the University of Ottawa. “Our partnership with Keypath in delivering the online Master of Engineering Management program will help us take crucial steps forward in realizing our vision of becoming a more digital and connected university. Together, we will enhance the student learning experience so our graduates may thrive in the

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Belmont Receives 3DIP Survey Results on A-J Lode Gold Project, Greenwood Mining Camp, Southern British Columbia.

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 12, 2020 / Belmont Resources Ltd. (TSXV:BEA)(FRA:L3L2) is pleased to report that it has received results from SJ Geophysic’s 3DIP survey on the Athelstan-Jackpot (A-J) gold project in the prolific Greenwood mining district of southern British Columbia.

The 3DIP data is currently being reviewed by Belmont’s consulting geophysicist Sergio Espenoza, PhD. along with consulting geologist Linda Caron, M.Sc., P.Eng.

The IP results are being correlated with detailed geological mapping on the property and the recently completed drone magnetic survey and will identify and prioritize drill targets. Belmont is currently awaiting approval of a 5 year work program permit application which will enable it to proceed with drilling scheduled for year-end or early 2021.

3DIP results are expected to be announced early next week.

The 3DIP survey covered primarily two mineralized gold zones.

East-West A-J Mineralized Gold Trend

A-J IP Survey Grid over Geology


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University of Tennessee launches new 4-year leadership program

The Volunteer Impact Academy will include a $2,000 scholarship that is automatically renewed each year, officials said.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Students will have a new opportunity to develop their leadership skills at the University of Tennessee starting in fall 2021.

The “Volunteer Impact Academy” program was created through a partnership between the Clay and Debbie Jones Center for Leadership and Service and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Studies will include leadership development and theory.

The program includes a $2,000 scholarship that is automatically renewed, officials said. Students will need to stay in good academic standing and meet all requirements of the program.

Participants will also learn about the social change model and will take part in a living-learning community. There, they will have the chance to engage with the community outside of the classroom.

The first cohort of the Volunteer Impact Academy will begin in fall 2021, officials said.


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How SpaceX and NASA’s Crew-1 mission should go, from launch to landing

  • SpaceX’s Crew-1 mission is set to launch from the Kennedy Space Center at 7:49 p.m. ET on Saturday, rocketing four astronauts into space.
  • It’s the first full-length mission NASA has contracted from Elon Musk’s company, and NASA’s first full-length commercial space mission overall.
  • Crew-1 will also be the longest-duration human spaceflight mission ever launched from US soil.
  • Here’s what to expect as SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship flies to orbit and back.
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SpaceX is about to launch its most important NASA mission yet: On Saturday, Elon Musk’s rocket company is slated to send four astronauts to the International Space Station on its Crew Dragon spaceship.

Crew-1, as the flight is called, will be SpaceX’s first full-length mission for NASA. It’s also the company’s second time launching people and the longest-duration human space mission ever launched from US soil. The current record, 84 days, has

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HKBU Global University Film Awards 2020 present Gold Award to entry from Korea National University of Arts

HONG KONG, Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Organised by the Academy of Film (AF) at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), the Global University Film Awards (GUFA) 2020 concluded on 6 November with the award presentation ceremony. The Gold Award went to the entry from the Korea National University of Arts in South Korea, while the Best Documentary prize went to the film entry from INSAS in Belgium. The full list of award winners is attached in the Appendix.

Attending the award presentation ceremony were Dr Clement Chen, Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU; Professor Roland Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU; Professor Eva Man, Director of AF; Ms Chloe Suen, Chair of the Simon Suen Foundation; and Ms Shi Nan-sun, a film producer.

In his remarks, Dr Clement Chen said: “‘Make the Light, Move the World.’ So goes

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